September 2020 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Xavier Toson's September Message
Welcome to September! This month we celebrate basic education and literacy. Did you know that worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate?
Town Hall Event with Rick King - September 17th
Join us for our next District 5840 Town Hall event on September 17th at 6:30 p.m. Our very special guest speaker, Past Rotary International President, Rick King! Be sure to invite a friend or prospective Rotarian to this event. Register here.
Africa Region Certified Polio-Free
It's with great pleasure to announce to you that the African region has just been certified wild poliovirus-free.

Rotary Foundation News
GOALS:  Congratulations to the 33 of 56 clubs with goals in Rotary Club Central!  We should pick up another 12 within sixty days and will be in constant contact with the others the rest of the year. 
Are You Using The Correct Rotary Logo?
The District conducted a Public Image Audit in July for all Club websites & Facebook pages. Each club was sent a message this month on their status. Rotary International is asking all Clubs to update to the correct Rotary Logo. 
Jennifer Jones Selected RI President 2022-23
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
New Braunfels Wheelchair Project
The Wheelchair Project resulted from an anonymous donor who wanted the donation specifically for wheelchairs.  Donor sent half of the container price to the Wheelchair Foundation and Rotary Club of New Braunfels matched the balance.  
Kerrville Morning Rotarians help “Keep OUR River Clean!”
Recently, The Rotary Club of Kerrville – Morning (Morning Rotary) members and families were busy at the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s 17th Annual River Clean Up - Reimagined. The River Clean Up is one of 12 service projects and activities sponsored by the club.
Rotary Club of Boerne Gifts Face Shields
A local school district got some much-needed help from the Rotary Club of Boerne this past Friday.
San Marcos Rotary Greets San Marcos Academy Students on First Day of School
San Marcos Academy students were welcomed back by San Marcos Rotary Club and San Marcos's Lions Club on August 10.
Rotary Boosting Morale
Ms. Gloria Wilson does an amazing job as a Rotarian. Not only is she the Assistant Governor for District 5840, she is an active member of the Del Rio Rotary Club. Rotarian Eddie Amezcua is the Director of the Community Service Lane.
Blanco Rotary Provides Needed Supplies During Virus
The Rotary Club of Blanco County is helping supply needed materials as soap, washing supplies,  tooth paste, many hygiene needs to community families. 
Del Rio Rotary Provides Lunch for Medical Employees
On Friday, August 21, 2020, the Del Rio Rotary Club provided lunch for the employees working on the COVID units at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas.
Kerrville Morning Rotary and Neu-Mart Team Up to Support Ingram Athletes
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) with a generous donation from Mike and Debbie Neutze, provided 600 pairs of socks for boys and girls athletics at Ingram Tom Moore High School.
Fair Oaks Rotary Hosting Annual Golf Tournament 
The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch is hosting its 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, October 5th, at the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club.
District-Wide Impact Project
We are calling all clubs to join in and participate! I'm excited to announce a district-wide impact service project benefiting education and literacy!
Rotarians at Work at the Hill Country Family Services
The Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club cleaned up the landscape at the Hill Country Family Services facility in Boerne. 
Rotarians present ‘Youth Citizenship Awards’
Recognizing exemplary characteristics of 16 local elementary students, the Rotary Club of Kerrville hosted the annual “Youth Citizenship Awards” event at its regular meeting Aug. 5, 
Randolph Metrocom Delivers Essential Worker Plaques
The Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club has been delivering ESSENTIAL WORKER plaques to 9 of their surrounding cities including Cibolo, Converse, Garden Ridge, Live Oak, Marion, Schertz, Selma, Universal City & Windcrest.  
Canyon Rotary 2020 Scholarship Winners
Every year the Canyon Lake Rotary Club (The Club) gives out education scholarships to bright intelligent and energetic youth in the area; and this is year is no exception.
Upcoming Events
September Theme - Basic Education & Literacy
Sep 01, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020
Zone Institute in Houston
Virtual Meeting
Sep 08, 2020 – Sep 13, 2020
District Virtual Town Hall
Virtual Meeting
Sep 17, 2020 6:30 PM
October Theme - Economic & Community Development
Oct 01, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
Fair Oaks Ranch 8th Annual Charity Golf Classic
Oct 05, 2020 10:00 AM
Rotary World Polio Day & Livestream Event
Oct 24, 2020
Deadline to pay RI & District Dues
Oct 31, 2020
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