May 2021 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Message To The Youth: Never Doubt Your Opportunity To Shake The World!
I’ve never heard or seen that specific quote from Gandhi before writing this message. However, the message has been in my heart for a very long time. My childhood is a story of very humble beginnings, which I believe helped to coat my heart with love for all humankind – despite our differences. As a youth, I would watch the infomercials come across the television screen requesting aid for children in Africa, Haiti, or some other country outside the United States.
District Virtual Town Hall - May 13
Come join us on  May 13th at 6:30pm (CST) for our District Virtual Town Hall with Kirsta Leeburg Melton. Open to all Rotarians. Must register to receive Zoom Link. Click to register.
Montana Meeker Newest Global Scholar
Congratulations to soon-to-be UTSA graduate Monica Meeker on her April 29th global grant approval from The Rotary Foundation for post-graduate studies in solid waste management at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.  A big note of appreciation for Jane Burton (Fair Oaks Ranch RC) for leading the district program that annually identifies our candidates and Jim Montgomery (San Antonio at the Dominion RC) for sponsoring her.
Congratulations Raffle Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd ROTARY SUPER HERO CHALLENGE Raffle - Rotary Club of Alamo Heights, Alamo Ranch Rotary and San Marcos Rotary. Each club won $500. Our next set of missions, must be completed by May 15 to qualify for the next raffle.
Last month, the PolioPlus article said “So far in 2021, in the two endemic countries, Afghanistan has had only 1 case of Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1) and Pakistan has had 1 case. WPV1 is the only wild virus still found in the natural state. This is still the same status right now. If there are no more cases of polio until February, 2024, the world will be declared polio free. That means no more children anywhere in world will have to worry about being crippled by the polio virus.
Blanco County Rotary Hygiene Kits Helping Families
Johnson City School Nurse , Isela Raffety,  is sharing the Rotary Club of Blanco County's hygiene kits. She uses them in teaching and she distributes the kits to guidance counselors who provide the kits to support families during the covid year.
Kerrville Trash Pick-Up
Huge success with our trash pickup this time we had 15 volunteers including about 8 Tivy High School Interact club students such a blessing.
San Marcos Rotary Sponsors Benefit Golf Tournament
The Rotary Club of San Marcos seeks golfers to play in its annual Scramble 4 Scholarships golf tournament on May 14, 2021 at Quicksand at Woodcreek, near Wimberley. Registration is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
Alamo Heights Build Mini Libraries
As part of our District 5840 program in South Texas, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club put up mini-library boxes in three locations in the area of the Alamo Heights Independent School District.
Community Service at it’s Best
On Tuesday, April 20th The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg (Noon Club) fulfilled almost all the volunteer duties for entire day at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s vaccination site at Hill Country University Center.
Habitat for Humanity
Shout out to the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch and the The Winston School #Interactors for their work at the Habitat for Humanity.
Raised Beds for Heritage Place
With donated wood from members John and Dabs Hollimon, the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary built 4 raised beds (Mike Strolle and Charlie Montgomery) and delivered to the Heritage Place of Fredericksburg Assisted Living as residents enjoyed an ice cream social in the facilities outdoor atrium on April 20th. 
10th Annual  Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
Rotary Club of Kerrville hosted their 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast this morning. They donated $500 of the hygiene products to their pantry as well as another $800 in food.
San Marcos Academy EarlyAct
On April 30, 2021 the San Marcos Academy assembled all of their EarlyAct character award winners for a year-end photo. This was the Academy's first year participating in EarlyAct, and the K-5 principal said it was a big success.
Clubs Donate to Local Honor Guard
All three Rotary Clubs in Fredericksburg donated $400 each to the Gillespie County Honor Guard to help them update their uniforms.   The Honor Guard provides Veterans with Military Honors at burial ceremonies.   Thanks to all three of these clubs for stepping up to help out for this great cause.  For more information about this program, contact
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Rotary Eye Clinic in Aguascalientes Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Aguascalientes Rotary Eye Clinic 30th Anniversary - Our then District Governor Bill Thorsby helped cut the ribbon on the creation of an eye clinic for the underserved people of central Mexico—and thirty years later we continue supporting it through Rotary Foundation global grants for medical equipment.  
Fair Oaks Ranch community SHRED DAY 
On April 24th the annual Fair Oaks Ranch community SHRED DAY was a big success as 20 Fair Oaks Ranch Club Rotarians volunteered to assist residents dispose of 24,000 lbs. of paperwork.  During the 3-hour event 379 vehicles passed through the drive-up lanes.
San Antonio South Installs Second Library
Cheers out to the Rotary Club of San Antonio South for the installation of their Second Little Library at Tandem San Antonio.
Alamo Ranch Health and Wellness Fair
The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch will be hosting their 2nd Annual Alamo Ranch Health and Wellness Fair from June 1-5, 2021. We will host two online seminars followed by an in-person event on June 5, 2021 starting at 3 PM at Life Point Church. We're excited to bring this FREE event to the community!
Upcoming Events
May Theme - Youth Service
May 01, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Grants Management Training
Virtual Meeting
May 04, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Beeville's 100 YR Birthday Gala
Beeville Country Club
May 13, 2021 6:00 PM
Cuero's 100 YR Birthday Celebration
Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum
May 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Virtual Town Hall - Human Trafficking
May 13, 2021 6:30 PM
Grants Management Training
Virtual Meeting
May 13, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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