April 2021 Edition
News From Around District 5840
Join Us District Town Hall - April 8th
Come join us on April 8th at 6:30pm (CST) for our District Virtual Town Hall with Tom Thorfinnson, Chief Strategy Officer at Rotary International. Open to all Rotarians. Must register to receive Zoom Link. To register: http://bit.ly/3tOUe6Q
Register Now For Club Leader Training 
Join us for our FREE Club Leader Training Event which kicks-off on April 30 at 6pm-7pm for a Zoom Happy Hour. We will meet back up again on May 1 at 8:30AM where kick off our training with incoming District Governor Kristy VandenburgThis training is targeted for: President-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, Membership Chairs, Foundation Chairs, and Public Image Chairs. This is a free training event however you must register to receive the Zoom link. All Rotarians are welcome!!
Rotarians are used to the familiar phrase “we are this close” meaning that worldwide eradication of polio will happen soon. In case you are wondering if something is stopping us from reaching the eradication goal and the phrase is no longer used for that reason, not at all.
Promote Your Good Work At RI with Rotary Showcase
"Rotary Showcase" is a very cool online tool at My Rotary that allows Clubs to promote their good work, to find project partners and to browse other projects. In fact, this is where Rotary finds the projects to feature in their magazine. Clubs should aspire to add new projects every year into Showcase. See these easy steps:
Rotary Loves Readers Contest Winners
Wimberly Rotary is happy to announce the winner and runner up of the 3rd Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked students to read a biography of their hero, then compare their hero’s strengths, challenges, flaws and achievements.  
Cardboard Kids
Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered this on Saturday, March 13th to pass out Cardboard Kids®.  Thanks go out to Debbie Degollado, Jordan Alonzo, Becky Robles and Dan Clark for distributing the two-foot tall cardboard figures. 
Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy Food Collection
Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA) has found ways to help the community in spite of COVID-19. This is their second food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank. EKHLA  also turned in a donation of approximately 200 dental care items for the families in Guatemala who live in the city's garbage dump. 
First Responders Golf Tournament
Our 4th Annual 1st Responders Golf Tournament!

An Outdoor Event That Will Allow All Of Us To Enjoy The Spring Sunshine, Great Weather, Rotary Involvement, Service Above Self, A Way To Build Goodwill and Better Friendship and Of Course It Will Be Beneficial To All Concerned as we can continue to Serve Our First Responders!  
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 to Christian Women’s Job Corps
The Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) recently awarded $2,000 to the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Kerr County (CWJC) to fund computer upgrades. Morning Rotarian and Club Treasurer, Waverly Jones, initiated a successful district grant request for $1,000 which was matched by Morning Rotary
R.A.T. Race    * Red Arroyo Trail
San Angelo Sunrise Rotary will be hosting their second annual 5K Run & Walk R.A.T. Race, on the * Red Arroyo Trail, in San Angelo, Texas, April 24, 2021. Our first R.A.T. Race was held in April 2019, with Meals for the Elderly as our designated charity.  
Wilson School Interact Club Tolietry Drive
The Winston School Interact Club collected toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss for the families who live in the city dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The club started their drive in  October 2020 and collected over 700 toiletry items. 
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
Make plans to join the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary on April 24th for their ANNUAL TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER TOURNAMENT. To register: www.downtownrotarynb.org
New Wimberley Rotarian Sworn In
The Rotary Club of Wimberley welcomes a new member, Ermias Ketema Gebremeskel.  Ermias is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and holds degrees in Biology, Business Administration and Tour Operations.  His company, Stunning Ethiopia Tours, can be found on Tripadvisor. 
Helping Those In Need
On August 23rd, Randolp Metrocom was notified that we had been approved for a $1000 District Grant that allowed us to send a total of $2000 to this club so they could provide their local communities with 6 hand washing stations. One of our newest members, Arturo Arredondo, let us know that his previous club (Rotary Club of Piura Oeste in Peru) had a need and were were happy to help fill that need!  
Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament
You're invited to join the Rotary Club of San Marcos for their Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament on May 14, 2021. Both Sponsors and players wanted! Quicksand Golf Course (Woodcreek) Wimberley, registration is from 11:45AM to12:45PM. 1:00 pm Shotgun start (everyone goes to an assigned hole and all golfers begin at approximately the same time).  For more information contact, Scott Yarbrough 512­-214-8730 (Chair).
Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service
The Rotary Foundation is recognizing Bill Phillpotts, RC of San Saba, for significant and dedicated service for promoting Foundation programs and thus advancing better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.
Hill Country Needs Counsel Needs
meet their annual fundraising drive ending March 31st, the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary club sold BBQ plates in conjunction with Texas Heritage Vineyards "Alamo Hero's Day" celebration on March 6th, raising over $1,000.  
City Wide Easter Egg Hunt
Elaine Paske, Chairman of City Park Board getting ready to hide eggs for the City Wide Easter Egg hunt. Prizes of bicycles.  Small rocking horse and many other various prizes. All made possible from donations of which Ballinger Rotary Club donated $500.00.
Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope
On March 6, 2021 the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch presented an $820.00 check to the San Antonio Food Bank. For every $1 raised, they are able to provide 7 meals to families in San Antonio and Southwest Texas, that's 5,740 meals!
Vaccination Site Volunteers in Eagle Pass
On March 6th, Rotarians, Elias Diaz and Clelia Valdes, volunteered to register citizens for vaccinations at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass.  As a result of their donation of time along with many other volunteers, 1200 vaccinations were given out that day.
Upcoming Events
Stone Oak Rotary Virtual Casino Fundraiser
Feb 28, 2021 7:30 PM –
Apr 18, 2021 9:00 PM
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2021 – Apr 30, 2021
Post PETS Training
Virtual Meeting
Apr 06, 2021 5:30 PM
Virtual District Town Hall - Tom Thorfinnson
Virtual Meeting
Apr 08, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Kerrville's 4th Annual 1st Responders Golf
Comanche Trace Golf Club
Apr 12, 2021 11:00 AM
Kerrville's Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
Hill Country Veterans Center
Apr 14, 2021
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
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