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.
Congratulations Raffle Winners! 2021-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Join Us District Town Hall - April 8th 2021-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

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!!
Register Now For Club Leader Training 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

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:
Promote Your Good Work At RI with Rotary Showcase 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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.
POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE Charlie Wasser 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

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.
City Wide Easter Egg Hunt 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

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!
Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Vaccination Site Volunteers in Eagle Pass 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

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.  
 
Hill Country Needs Counsel Needs 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
New Wimberley Rotarian Sworn In 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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.  
R.A.T. Race * Red Arroyo Trail 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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.  
 
Rotary Loves Readers Contest Winners 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy Food Collection 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament

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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).
 
 
Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

First Responders Golf Tournament

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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!  
First Responders Golf Tournament 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
Cardboard Kids 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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!  
Helping Those In Need 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
Wilson School Interact Club Tolietry Drive 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 to Christian Women’s Job Corps  2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Northeast Volunteers at RMH 2021-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Super Hero Challenge - Test Your Membership Powers! 2021-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's March Message

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope this message finds you all well and in great health. During March, Rotary Water and Sanitation Month, we celebrate our commitment to creating healthier communities by supplying clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Last month, Winter Storm Uri presented many challenges to both clean water and proper sanitation for many residents throughout South Texas. This was only a glimpse into a much dire situation around the world. 
DG Xavier Toson's March Message 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

District Rotary Foundation News

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Good news recently on a couple of global grants being worked by our clubs.  The Fredericksburg Rotary Club’s perseverance on a water and hygiene project in Tanzania hit a milestone with its application being ready for authorization.
District Rotary Foundation News 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Romantic Rendezvous 2021

The Canyon Lake Rotary Club is taking a fresh approach to our wildly successful Valentine’s Day Romantic Rendezvous!   This year the Club decided to fete an online fundraiser in February with the simple theme of supporting our scholarship program.  
Romantic Rendezvous 2021 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Golfers Wanted

Calling all people that want to have fun! The Rotary Club of San Antonio South is seeking golfers for their annual golf tournament. Golfers or sponsors are needed to make this years tournament a success. Please contact Gina Hobbs at thehobbs4.gh@gmail.com for more information or to sign up to participate.
Golfers Wanted 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE
 

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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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. 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 zero cases. WPV1 is the only wild virus still found in the natural state. Take a look at this video to get into the spirit and then share it with friends.  CLICK HERE
POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE  Charlie Wasser 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Eagle Pass Rotary Delivers Meals to Seniors

The Eagle Pass Rotary Club delivered dinner to the residents of El Centenario, a public housing facility on Saturday, February 20th. The residents are primarily seniors and were severely impacted by the notorious winter storm that hit Texas last month. 
Eagle Pass Rotary Delivers Meals to Seniors 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Ballinger Rotary Pancake Supper

Ballinger Rotary held their annual pancake supper for the community. This year we had a drive through and had some fantastic pancake Cookers this year. This year our Cookers were adorned in their new frilly aprons handmade by Karleen McMahan. From left to right Brian Frieda, Ken Slimp, Ken Kvapil, Larry Lange and John Pietrik. Also sausage cookers Alex Kvapil and Judge Barry Hilliard. 
Ballinger Rotary Pancake Supper 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Alamo Ranch Partners With The Mission Continues

The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch partnered with The Mission Continues to finish a project for beautifying a building utilized by Vet TRIIP. Vet TRIIP provides therapeutic services including yoga, art and ukulele classes to Veterans and their families at this location. The organizations were approved for a grant from The Home Depot. Volunteers painted the inside and outside of the building, cleaned and repainted the deck, and assisted Gardopia in area beautification to the landscape. Thank you to all who volunteered.
Alamo Ranch Partners With The Mission Continues 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

What Is a Rotarian? A Profile

Posted by Greg Buschmann
John Wall was a charter member of the Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club when it was formed in 2012 but it was not where his Rotary journey began. He first joined Rotary as a member of the Northwest Rotary Club of San Antonio in 1985 at the encouragement of his business partners at a well-known San Antonio engineering firm.
What Is a Rotarian? A Profile Greg Buschmann 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville's Main Event

President-elect Jeff Harris and his "Main Event" co-chair Robin Miears are busy distributing raffle tickets to Rotarians. As you know, our annual in-person event cannot happen, so it will take each one of us to raise the funds we need to provide for next year's many, many service projects.
Kerrville's Main Event 2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Providing Meals During Historic Snowfall
 

The City of Del Rio, Texas had 11.2 inches of snowfall on February 18, 2021. This was a historic record of snow for this date and many persons in the community were out of power and water, due to the freezing temperatures. 
Providing Meals During Historic Snowfall  2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Blanco County Announces the Joe Garcia 's Memorial Golf Tournament 2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Peace Corps Week Event - Stories of JFK and the Peace Corps Legacy

 
Did you know that February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month with Rotary and that the first week of March is considered "Peace Corps Week"? Connections between the two organizations do not end there.  As you may know, Rotary and Peace Corps have an official relationship where Rotarians can sponsors Peace Corps projects and much more. 
Peace Corps Week Event - Stories of JFK and the Peace Corps Legacy 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Winter Storm Relief Program

It's been an unimaginable week for all of Texas residents due to the winter storm. Here in District 5840, many are still without food, power, and safe drinking water. Some have even experienced structural damage to their homes (collapsed ceilings, busted water pipes, etc.). We are currently gathering information to support those Rotarians in need. If you need support, complete this form. 
Winter Storm Relief Program 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Update on Alamo Heights Night 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

District Annual Raffle

Big Change from previous years!
 
District Annual Fund Raffle was for a cruise.  Winner of th drawing got a cruise and seller of the ticket got a cruise. Cruises were already losing popularity and Covid 19 was the death blow for us. In the Fall, we surveyed membership for possible prizes and the prepaid bank card for $1000 was selected from 4 possible prize packages. There will be 7 drawings and we have 7 prepaid $1000 Frost Bank Cards for the prize. The third ticked drawn the prize will go to the seller of the ticket to give incentive to sell tickets. Tickets have been sent to Club Presidents.
District Annual Raffle 2021-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

District Virtual Town Hall - Feb. 11th

Join us for next District Virtual Town Hall event on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30PM with special guest, Dr. Sylvia Whitlock. She is the 1st woman Club President in Rotary International - who changed Rotary leadership through social change. All are welcome! Click to register.
District Virtual Town Hall - Feb. 11th 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's February Message

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Dear Rotarians,
 
This month we celebrate Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. Did you know that today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations? Half of them are children. Some may hear this news and count it as another statistic for someone else to solve. Rotarians, on the other hand, spring into action!
DG Xavier Toson's February Message Xavier Toson 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

Super Hero Raffle Winners

On Saturday, January 30th during the District Town Hall meeting we held our first raffle for the Rotary Super Hero Challenge. All Clubs that completed MIssions 1-3 were entered into the drawing. The winners are: San Antonio South, Blanco County and San Antonio North Central. Each club won $500! 
Super Hero Raffle Winners 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Cross Mountain Cross Makeover

Posted by Jimmy Culp
On Thursday, January 28th, members of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary club repainted the cross atop Cross Mountain to assist the City as it prepares to kick off a year-long series of events to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the City of Fredericksburg, TX beginning on May 8, 2021.  
Cross Mountain Cross Makeover Jimmy Culp 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2021-2022 Theme Revealed 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Supports The Community

Posted by Richard Berchin
As part of our ongoing support for the local community, donations were presented in January to the Alamo Heights School Foundation ($5000); Alamo Heights Little League ($3000); and St Phillips College ($10,000 for vocational scholarships).
Alamo Heights Supports The Community Richard Berchin 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Rotary Has Been Busy Forming Alliances!   2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

From Rotary Exchange Student to Surgeon

Posted by Edwin Blanton
Nearly ten years ago, during the 2011-2012 school year, the Mission Trail Rotary Club sponsored a Rotary Youth Exchange student   Serah – who traveled all the way from Papua New Guinea (PNG), in the western Pacific.
From Rotary Exchange Student to Surgeon Edwin Blanton 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Donation for Buckner Shoes

Posted by Joyce Waterfill
While at the PETS conference I noticed a brochure at one of the booths about giving shoes to children in Kenya. I put the brochure in my folder and forgot about it until one day I was sorting through all the papers from the conference,  I noticed the brochure and began to read all about RI Buckner.shoes. 
Donation for Buckner Shoes Joyce Waterfill 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

PolioPlus Fundraising Ideas in the Virtual Mode
 

Posted by Charlie Wasser
As Rotarians, we can all be proud of the effort we have put in since 1979 with what is now known as PolioPlus. The infrastructure that has been developed for eradication of polio is being adapted to the current efforts to control covid and end the pandemic. The infrastructure has been used to control the Ebola outbreak in Africa a few years ago and the SARS epidemic.
PolioPlus Fundraising Ideas in the Virtual Mode  Charlie Wasser 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

RotaCare Free Clinics

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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With the support of several Rotary clubs a free health clinic organization has operated in California since 1989, and in Washington, New York, and El Paso. I wish to chat with anyone that might be interested in possibly being part of the startup process to create similar units in San Antonio and surrounding communities.
RotaCare Free Clinics Charlie Wasser 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Donates Weekly Meal Budget

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Food Insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.  Hays County has a food insecurity rate of 14.3% with 24,710 food insecure people....  8,609 of which are children. 
 
When the pandemic hit and in person meetings were no longer recommended by the CDC, the Rotary Club of Wimberley voted to donate their weekly meal budget to the Wimberley Crisis Bread Basket.  There are more than 2050 Wimberley residents living below the poverty level.  We are proud to support our neighbors in their time of need, and we encourage those who can, to consider donating their time and/or resources to this worthy cause as well.
Wimberley Donates Weekly Meal Budget 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Morning Completes Final Addition to Play Area

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg has just completed its final addition to the Old Fair Park Play Area.  The newest addition features a fairly conventional “climb/slide” play unit, but also in that same area, includes a zero clearance “Orbit” Merry Go Round that is Inclusive for all.
Fredericksburg Morning Completes Final Addition to Play Area 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

District 5840 Breast Cancer Project in Columbia

Pictured is a Cocuta, Columbia surgeon with newly provided equipment for detecting and treating early stage breast cancer.  Your contributions to this 2020 Rotary Foundation global grant added $5,000 to the $118,216 total project and will save countless lives--many of whom are Venezuela refugees in this border city. 
District 5840 Breast Cancer Project in Columbia Jerry Hardy 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Pearl Satellite Service Project

Members of the Satellite Club of San Antonio at the Pearl and the Young Catholic Professionals Association joined forces to clear brush and pick up trash at the construction site of a future community to shelter the homeless.
Pearl Satellite Service Project 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Books Fair and Reading with Santa

We will remember 2020 for its changes to our weekly routines. For a while we stopped meetings thinking that the pandemic would soon be over, then we move to online meeting, and then back to in person with an online choice.
Books Fair and Reading with Santa 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Edu-Care Package

As people of Action, our Club in Beeville, Texas is committed to serve above self and every year we strive to increase our impact in our community.
Edu-Care Package 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Provides Hunting Opportunity for Veterans 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Ingram Tom Moore High School Interact Club’s Coins for Christmas 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Provides Hurricane Relief to Lake Charles, LA residents 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Trash Pick Up

Rotary club of Kerrville "Getting Busy" keeping our stretch of the road trash free. Seven Rotarians showed up to help make it happen this last weekend.
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Rotary Clubs of New Braunfels and Zacoalco Provide Wheelchairs to Residents of Zacoalco, Mexico 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Oak Hills Rotary Club Going Strong on Zoom! 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Tapitas for Cash 

Posted by Greg Buschmann
Greg & Carmen Buschmann of the Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club delivered 225 lbs. of bottle caps to a private charity in Juarez, MX, that assists children whose parents are unable to pay for cancer treatment.
Tapitas for Cash Greg Buschmann 2021-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's January Message


Fellow Rotarians,

From my family to yours, Happy New Year! We can all say that 2020 brought many challenges, blessings in disguise, and a new perspective on life in one way or another. I've always believed that the end of one thing was the beginning of another. However, It is our perspective that shapes the direction of our future. 
DG Xavier Toson's January Message 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
District Town Hall - RI President, Holger Knaack 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Ballinger Donates Gift Certificates to Teachers

The Ballinger Rotary Club just donated 129 $10.00 gift certificates to our Elementary,  Jr. High and High School teachers, aides, counselors and nurse in appreciation for all they have done this year.
Ballinger Donates Gift Certificates to Teachers 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Test Your Rotary Super Powers to Earn CASH PRIZES!

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
The purpose of this challenge is to provide your club with the tools and resources it needs to thrive. Every club that completes Missions 1-3 by January 29th will be placed in a drawing. We will select up to three (3) clubs for this first round to win $500 each!! The drawing will take place on January 30, 2020, live during a special presentation with RI President, Holger Knaack.
Test Your Rotary Super Powers to Earn CASH PRIZES! Pam Blankenzee 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Promoting Your Club As People Of Action

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action! Rotary developed the People of Action Campaign to provide Clubs with tools for telling and showing the public we make a positive difference in your community. 
Promoting Your Club As People Of Action Pam Blankenzee 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

PolioPlus 

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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The PolioPlus themed Christmas card program Since every $10 means another 16 children will be protected for life against the polio virus, the total donations will be protecting 11,456 children. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!! has ended for 2020. Rotarians in District 5840 and outside the district donated enough money to pay the $10 a card for 716 cards. That is $7,160 for the fight against polio.
PolioPlus Charlie Wasser 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Fulfilling the Promise to End Polio
 

Posted by Jerry Hardy
RI sends certificates of appreciation, like the pictured one for Canyon Lake RC, for annual financial support for the End Polio initiative.  Our district goal this year is for every club to earn a 2020-2021 certificate and so far 24 clubs have contributed.  Congratulations to them and thank you!   
 
Fulfilling the Promise to End Polio  Jerry Hardy 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
San Antonio South's Christmas Distribution 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Article

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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Grants reporting:  Our Rotary Foundation earns high marks for accountability!  For us that means filing those final reports online on the district website for grants that helped clubs provide school supplies, Thanksgiving food and Christmas joy.  If your project is complete, then file the report while it is fresh in your memory.  Return to the same My Club Grant  site where you applied and complete the reports tab (including uploading documents/receipts).
Foundation Article Jerry Hardy 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
17th Annual Alamo Heights Holiday Decoration Contest  2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Blue Santa

Kerrville Rotary was able to help with two blue Santa events this year to help feed over 75 families. We teamed up with the Kerrville police department and citizens on patrol who donate clothing and toys.
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Del Rio Rotary Club Provides Holiday Cheer!
 

Every year, the Del Rio Rotary Club provides Thanksgiving fixings for the residents of Rotary Village, which is affordable low-income housing for seniors. The groceries include sweet bread, which is a favorite of the residents. The club also provides each resident with a $25 Walmart gift card for Christmas.
Del Rio Rotary Club Provides Holiday Cheer!  2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Dominion Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer

Dominion Rotary club delivered more toys and 55 boxed lunches from the Leon Springs Schlotzgies this past week to The Children’s Methodist hospital. It takes a community that’s dedicated to serve!
Dominion Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Donation to Ballinger Humane Society

The Ballinger Rotary donated $500 to the Humane Society of Ballinger. This donation was used by the Humane Society to send adopted dogs to Canada and Pennsylvania. To do this each dog has to have a special paper to send across State lines.
Donation to Ballinger Humane Society 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Second Mini Library

Members of the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch supports literacy and installed it’s second mini library in a community garden in Woodard Park.  
Second Mini Library 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Spreads Christmas Cheer

The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) ends this pandemic-influenced year by sharing the Christmas spirit with several organizations including the Kerrville State Hospital, Christian Women’s Job Corps, and the Doyle School Community Center.
Kerrville Morning Spreads Christmas Cheer 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Annual Toys For Tots Drive

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club is in the final stages of our annual Toys for Tots (T4T) service to Gillespie county. Our Club Service Committee Chairman Bob Lee along with member Dana Green and and Honorary Member Linda Lee work on T4T all year.
Fredericksburg Annual Toys For Tots Drive 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
2020 Annual Christmas Party Rotary Club NW-Style 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary NW ringing the Bell for Salvation Army 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary NW Breakfast Surprise for Teachers & Staff of Dellview Elementary 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Santa's Sleigh to Centinela

On Thursday, December 10th, members (Curtis Allerkamp and Jimmy Culp) of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary in conjunction with the Mision de Candelilla of Fredericksburg along with a sister club from Piedras Negras delivered 50 personalized Christmas packages to the children of Centinela, just outside of Piedras Negras, Mexico.  It was a beautiful day in both weather in both weather and spirit!
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2nd Danforth Rotary Loves Readers Contest 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Rings Bell for Salvation Army  2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Virtual Town Hall - Dec 17th 2020-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cares For Seniors

This holiday season we're asking all Rotarians to write at least one card or letter to a senior.   It's an easy project you can do from home and could make a huge difference in the life of an isolated senior. Let them know that Rotary Cares. This project is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio. 
Rotary Cares For Seniors 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Super Hero Challenge Mission I - Strengthening Rotary's Brand 2020-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity

Some brands are recognized around the world just by their logos. When people see the logo, they instantly know what it means and what to expect from the product. Building that kind of visual recognition requires effort, including years of using a logo widely and consistently. Companies work at this because earning that global recognition benefits their business.
 
The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's December Message

Season’s Greetings: December Is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
Did you know that over 800 million people (almost 12 percent of the world’s population) spent at least 10 percent of their household budgets to pay for health care? Also, more than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. As Rotarians, we aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care, especially in underdeveloped areas.
DG Xavier Toson's December Message 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
PolioPlus Christmas Cards Are Ready to Ship  2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

The Mini LIbrary Project is Moving Along - Join Us
 

By now you probably heard of the district wide initiative to build 100 mini libraries around the district. Here are the steps and activities needed to build and install a mini library. See the photo above showing what installation was like for Alamo Ranch at Gardopia.
The Mini LIbrary Project is Moving Along - Join Us  2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Veterans’ Day Program Features Local Community Leaders 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Annual Fund Raffle 2021
 

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For the survey, we had 251 responses: 2 blank , 1 for the cruise , Package One 16 votes, Package Two  47 votes, Package Three  76 votes,  Package Four 109 votes
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Mini Library Installation

The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch partnered with Gardopia Gardens in the mission of promoting and supporting literary. On November 21, 2020, the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch installed their very first Free Mini Library.
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Mission School Supply Drop Complete 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Morning Rotary Helps Provide Meals for Veterans Locally and State-Wide  2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Dominion Rotary Toy Drive

Photo from the San Antonio at the Dominion's toy drive for the Children's Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.  Pictured (L-R) are D5840 Sect. Jo Ann Browne, Club Community Projects Chair Christina Gutierrez and Event Co-Organizer Darcee Grivel, D5840 Early Act Chair.
Dominion Rotary Toy Drive 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast 

On November 6, Kerrville Rotary hosted 49 veterans and their guests to a wonderful breakfast and fellowship at our Veterans Breakfast event held at the Hill Country Veterans Center.
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Halloween Golf Tournament 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club and Education Foundation Assist Blanco Elementary School 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Loves Readers Winner Announced

We are happy to announce the winner and runner up of the first Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked students to write letters to the editor of the newspaper about the importance of our community library. 
Rotary Loves Readers Winner Announced 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotartian Women's Job Corps, Kerr County Supports Chris 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Gives Away Free Books 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
District Virtual Town Hall - Nov. 19th 2020-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's November Message

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Dear Rotarians,
 
Welcome to November! This month, we emphasize the importance and need to support and celebrate The Rotary Foundation (TRF)! Did you know that every dollar contributed to the TRF funds humanitarian and educational programs and operations? Throughout our district, clubs apply each year for grants that help them carry out worthy projects around the globe.
DG Xavier Toson's November Message 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Fair Park

Members of Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, the City of Fredericksburg, Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks, and the community gathered at the groundbreaking for a new playground at Old Fair Park. 
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Rotary Super Hero Challenge 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
District Virtual Town Hall - Rotary Foundation 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Highway Clean-Up in San Angelo 

San Angelo Rotarians showed up early to clean up trash along the highway. 11 Rotarians collected 14 bags of trash in one hour on October 10th!
Highway Clean-Up in San Angelo 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
San Angelo Rotarians Raise over $2,000 for PolioPlus 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
District-wide PolioPlus Christmas Card Fundraiser 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Day Service Project

We invite you to join fellow D5840 Rotarians in a Thanksgiving Day Service Project. We are partnering with Meals on Wheels Texas to deliver warm greetings and Thanksgiving meals to the elderly and disabled population in our communities.
Thanksgiving Day Service Project 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Free World Day at Winston

The Winston Interact Club celebrated Polio Free World Day on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Club set up a Polio Information Display the week leading up to Polio Free World Day and collected $200 for the polio drive.
Polio Free World Day at Winston 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Lone Star RLI - Part II - Final Session 10-6-2020 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
CoART, Rotary Partner to Provide Funds for Vape Detectors at BHS  2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Corazon Ministries Service Project  2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio's CASA Service Project

San Antonio Rotary Club donated and packaged over 300 bags of candy for our friends at Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA).  CASA Volunteers and Staff will hand these out on Halloween to the children they help.
San Antonio's CASA Service Project 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Sponsors Tri-County Chamber Mixer 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Three New Members  2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Banners In Canyon Lake 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Night 2021

Alamo Heights Night 2021, an official Fiesta event, is scheduled on the first Friday night of San Antonio Fiesta 2021 on April 16. It is not to early  for any of our Rotary Districts' Clubs to sign up for a booth at the event. Details are on our event website, www.alamoheightsnight.org .With the cancellation of Fiesta 2020, the annual Alamo Heights Night in 2020 was also cancelled.
Alamo Heights Night 2021 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Monica Gutierrez Selected DG 2023-24

District Governor Xavier Toson and the District 5840 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Monica Gutierrez of the Rotary Club of San Antonio North Central as the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2023.
 
Monica Gutierrez Selected DG 2023-24 2020-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Service to the Community at Rotary Park 

The Rotary Club of Del Rio has partnered with the Del Rio Parks and Recreation Department to make numerous improvements to Rotary Park. This included projects such as installing a very popular splash pad to offer water fun for kids of all ages, purchasing playground equipment for children of all abilities, installing two park benches, renovating the restroom facilities, planting shrubs & trees, and installing water fountains.  

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Veteran's Breakfast

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Kerrville Rotary will once again host a Veterans' Breakfast event on Nov. 6 at the Hill Country Veterans Center to honor our local active military and military veterans in advance of Veterans' Day.
 
You are invited to join us from 8-9:30 a.m. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Veteran's Breakfast 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Morning Making A Difference

Fredericksburg Morning Rotary has donated $5000 to Mision De Candelilla for the purpose of purchasing a slightly used Ultrasound machine to aid in their medical clinics in Mexico. Rotary District 5840 also donated $5000 to bring the total to $10,000 to complete the purchase. 
Fredericksburg Morning Making A Difference 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Video Recording of District Town Hall with SA Mayor, Ron Nirenberg 2020-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Presents Checks to City’s BISD Elementary Schools Greg Buschmann 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's October Message

Posted by Xavier Toson
Greetings Rotarians,
 
Welcome to October! This month we celebrate Economic and Community Development. At this time, our local communities are faced with substantial economic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses are closing left and right as entrepreneurs fight to keep their doors open.
DG Xavier Toson's October Message Xavier Toson 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Logo is the Face of the Organization Liane Garrett 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio South Works to Get the Vote Out
 

Posted by Sandy Cordell
The Rotary Club of San Antonio South hosted a voter registration along with the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Bexar County Precinct 4 and Rebecca Viagran, City Council District 3 at Pica Pica Plaza on S.E. Military Drive.
San Antonio South Works to Get the Vote Out  Sandy Cordell 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Donor Spotlight

Ralph Bowen and Jimmy Culp of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary Club present a check to Donna at the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.  
Donor Spotlight 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ron Nirenberg - Oct 8 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Virtual Paul Harris Ceremony

Posted by Xavier Toson
The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch held a virtual Paul Harris Fellowship Ceremony on September 22, 2020, in honor of inducting four new Fellows. Whitni Toson, Richard Diaz, Dale Goods, and Rosene Goods were recognized and inducted by guest speaker Jerry Hardy, PDG.
Virtual Paul Harris Ceremony Xavier Toson 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24

Posted by Charlie Wasser
As of September 23, 2020, there are 102 new cases in 2020 of wild poliovirus Type 1. Type 2 and Type 3 have been declared eradicated from the planet. There is a yearly standing request for all Rotary clubs to have some type of public event on October 24, World Polio Day, to educate the public and celebrate the progress toward worldwide eradication. With Covid-19 pandemic still in full force, this is a hard request to honor.
Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24 Charlie Wasser 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Madison Interact at Julia Semmes Public Library 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

 Rotary Foundation Training for Club Leaders Coming Oct 29th

 We are hosting a 90-minute online training session on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30pm about two aspects of managing Rotary Foundation programs in your club: fundraising and management reports.  It will be a Power Point presentation led by Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Rich Kaye with  assistance from our district-level team. 
Rotary Foundation Training for Club Leaders Coming Oct 29th 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Eagle Pass Rotary Club Recognizes Health Heroes
 

On August 31st, the Eagle Pass Rotary Club proudly celebrated their health heroes at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center (FDRMC) with a gift of 200 Krispy Kreme donuts that were purchased from a fundraiser for a neighbor club in Piedras Negras.
Eagle Pass Rotary Club Recognizes Health Heroes  2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Winston School Interact Celebrates 25th Anniversary  Xavier Toson 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Posted by Ray Buck
Randy McClay, Rotary Foundation Chair for the Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) and Waverly Jones, Treasurer, made a joint presentation to club members on the purpose and function of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Ray Buck 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Supports Ingram Tom Moore Clothes Locker Ray Buck 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club Donates $2000 in Scholarship Money

Posted by Liane Garrett
Randolph Metrocom presented at their September 14th zoom Luncheon to the President of Northeast Lakeview College - Dr. Veronica Garcia. Last year they presented a check, in-person for $1000 however, this year they were able to present them with a check (virtually) for $2000 because of an approved district grant.  
Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club Donates $2000 in Scholarship Money Liane Garrett 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club donated $2000 for Hand Washing Stations is Peru Liane Garrett 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Northeast Volunteers at Texas Diaper Drive Dan Clark 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Canyon Lake Donation

Posted by Craig Massouh
The Canyon Lake Rotary Club recently donated $10,000 to the Community Resource and Recreation Center in Sattler.  
Canyon Lake Donation Craig Massouh 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Centennial Project

Posted by Rick Berchin
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It has taken just over 17 years to get the dedication plaque put in place for The Alamo Heights Rotary Club Centennial Project, but it is finally done. Our Centennial Project was a joint venture with the City of Alamo Heights,  Alamo Heights Little League and Pony League, and the Alamo Heights Independent School District to rebuild the many ballfields and area in the vicinity of the Alamo Heights swimming pool known as the Park at Alamo Heights that had been destroyed during a flood in the late 1990s.
Alamo Heights Centennial Project Rick Berchin 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Jourdanton Rotary Supports Local Economy 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club - Helping Local Students Succeed
 

Posted by Chris Ryan
In September, Rotarians Cynthia de Luna, who is the Youth Service Chair on the Del Rio Rotary Club Board of Directors, and Rey Sanchez, who is the Coordinator for the Crayola Club Project, distributed much needed school supplies to eight elementary schools in Del Rio. Rotarian Cheryl Johnson and TJ Moore Lumber Yard were also instrumental in the delivery of the school supplies.
Rotary Club - Helping Local Students Succeed  Chris Ryan 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

2020 Labor Day Walk

Posted by Donna Peterson
On Monday, Kerrville Rotary had 28 Rotarian's volunteer for our Labor Day Walk-A-Fun at Louise Hays Park. We logged more than 125 volunteer hours, handed out 275 bottles of water, told the Rotary Club of Kerrville story along the River Trail and had three possible new member candidates inquire about our club!
2020 Labor Day Walk Donna Peterson 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Virtual Town Hall - PRIP Rich King 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Services for PDG Wayne Massey

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It is with much sadness, that we share the passing of PDG Wayne Massey  a member for the Fredericksburg Rotary Club. What an amazing man who served his country so well (he was in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam!).
 
There will be a brief graveside service at Ft. Sam Houston on Friday, September 25th.  On Saturday, September 26 there will be a celebration of Wayne's life and service at the McCurdy Ranch, 6:30 pm, 4088 N. State Hwy 16.  Masks and social distancing will be expected, of course, and there is additional information on the Fredericksburg Funeral Home website. To RSVP - contact PDG John Hutcherson
Services for PDG Wayne Massey 2020-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 Rotary Citation Recipients

Congratulations to the following 2019-2020 Rotary Citation recipients: Alamo Heights, Eagle Pass, Fair Oaks Ranch, Fredericksburg, Kerville, New Braunfels, New Braunfels Downtown, San Antonio, San Antonio Airport, San Antonio North Central, San Antonio Northeast, San Antonio Northwest, San Antonio West and San Saba.
2019-2020 Rotary Citation Recipients 2020-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
District 5840 Rotary Youth Exchange 2020-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's September Message

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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?
DG Xavier Toson's September Message 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Town Hall Event with Rick King - September 17th 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

District-Wide Impact Project

Posted by Xavier Toson
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!
District-Wide Impact Project Xavier Toson 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Rotary Hosting Annual Golf Tournament 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation News

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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. 
Rotary Foundation News 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Rotary 2020 Scholarship Winners 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Del Rio Rotary Provides Lunch for Medical Employees 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Delivers Essential Worker Plaques 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary and Neu-Mart Team Up to Support Ingram Athletes 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at Work at the Hill Country Family Services 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians present ‘Youth Citizenship Awards’ 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco Rotary Provides Needed Supplies During Virus  2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary Greets San Marcos Academy Students on First Day of School 2020-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Rotary Boosting Morale  2020-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Africa Region Certified Polio-Free 2020-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Boerne Gifts Face Shields 2020-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotarians help “Keep OUR River Clean!”  2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

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.  
New Braunfels Wheelchair Project 2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

August 27 - District Town Hall with John T. Capps

Join us on August 27th at 6:30 p.m. for our next virtual district town hall event! Our special guest speaker will international humanitarian and keynote speaker John T. Capps! John is an inspiring speaker and trainer who engages audiences with humor and excitement. He's also a third-generation Rotarian, has attended over 36 International Conventions, and alumni of The Rotary Foundation. If you are looking for a spark of excitement, engagement, and a good laugh, register today!  Register here
August 27 - District Town Hall with John T. Capps 2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Jennifer Jones Selected RI President 2022-23

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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.
Jennifer Jones Selected RI President 2022-23 2020-08-06 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Morning July Food Drive

The Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club is trying to keep members involved during the Covid 19 pandemic.  A challenge was issued to each member to donate food to one of our local "tiny" food pantries. 
Fredericksburg Morning July Food Drive 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Vietnam Veteran's Remodel Project


 
Larry Richard is a disabled Vietnam Veteran who currently uses a walker and possibly will need to use a wheelchair in the future. However, his house was not handicap accessible so Fredericksburg VFW Post 7105 worked with Towers for Troops and Purple Heart Home,
Vietnam Veteran's Remodel Project 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

District Virtual Town Hall Event Series


 
We're excited to announce the first-ever Virtual District Town hall event starting Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The virtual town hall events will bring in special guest speakers from all around the world with varying topics to inspire, inform, and support the work we are doing as Rotarians!
District Virtual Town Hall Event Series 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Successful Golf Tourney

Kerrville Rotary Club held a successful First Responders Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 15. They had over 82 players which is more than they have ever had before.
Kerrville Successful Golf Tourney 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

A Thousand Books Making A Bridge To Literacy

Posted by Mark Wittig
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There is great joy when a child is born and again when they can learn about the world through books. In a few short years that child is on a tract to get a good education but if for whatever reason that child is not reading at 3rd grade level by the 3rd grade he or she is on a very slippery sloop that leads to a very difficult life.
A Thousand Books Making A Bridge To Literacy Mark Wittig 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Knowledge Is Power

Posted by Kristen Salazar
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Over two years ago I joined the Alamo Heights Rotary Club, not fully knowing what I was getting into.  As time went on my curiosity for Rotary turned into fondness, then excitement, and today I have a complete love for Rotary!  My feelings have strengthened not only from the relationships I’ve made with other Rotarians but also from the information I’ve learned in the Rotary Learning Center. 
Knowledge Is Power Kristen Salazar 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's August Message

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I hope this message finds you all well and in good spirits. I want to applaud you all for finding new ways to serve the communities in which you live and those abroad, fellowship, and fundraise as we navigate uncharted waters. Your willingness to take on the role of selfless service even amid such challenges as COVID-19 is why we are more than mere volunteers; we are Rotarians! Our theme for August is "Membership & New Club Development," and I would like to take a moment to highlight just what that means and why we should focus greatly on it.
DG Xavier Toson's August Message 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Network ... A New Tool 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Eagle Pass Rotary Donates to the South Texas Food Bank  2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Rotary Club of San Antonio South participated in the San Antonio District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran Back to School Backpack Giveaway along with the San Antonio Food Bank on Saturday, July 25.
Back to School Backpack Giveaway 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio South Delivers Meals to Healthcare Workers 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northeast Rotary Volunteers at Texas Diaper Bank

Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered at the Texas Diaper Bank on Saturday, July 25th.  Club members repackaged diapers into 25 count packages for clients that receive assistance from the Texas Diaper Bank and their 54 partner agencies.  
San Antonio Northeast Rotary Volunteers at Texas Diaper Bank 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

What is the Plus in PolioPlus

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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The following article will explain the original derivation of what the “Plus” in PolioPlus is. A lot of the following material has been copied in segments or paraphrased from material on Rotary websites related to PolioPlus - Rotary News Online; polioeradication.org, endpolio.org - and culled down to make the article a quick read.
What is the Plus in PolioPlus Charlie Wasser 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Creates Volunteer Contact Tracing Project
 

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With a recent rise in local COVID-19 cases, Fredericksburg Rotary Club members are trying to fill the need of contact tracing in town. Morning Rotary Club member Marc Bennett was contacted by Hill Country Memorial Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Partin, who is also part of the Morning Rotary Club.
Rotarian Creates Volunteer Contact Tracing Project  2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donation Drive

Recently, the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch organized two donation drives to benefit the Bexar County Battered Women and Children's Shelter. The club accepted new/gently used clothing, homeware items, and cleaning supplies, which will be used by survivors of domestic violence as they get a new start and transition into a safe and healthy living situation. 
Rotary Donation Drive 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Honors Original Charter Member  2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Presents Paul Harris Awards 2020-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

E-Rotarians Give Back

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The Rotary E-Club President Eddie Knightington accompanied Mayor Mary M. Dennis made a generous donation of gift cards on May 26 to Live Oak First Responders for all their efforts during the pandemic. The club provided the firefighters with 20 gift cards from Williams Confectionery. 
E-Rotarians Give Back 2020-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

Discovering The Power of Rotary During a Pandemic

I have been a member of my club for two years, but it was in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that I learned what it truly means to be a Rotarian. When my state of Texas went into quarantine, our club president, Brandon Logan, set up a ‘virtual happy hour’ on Thursday evenings.
Discovering The Power of Rotary During a Pandemic 2020-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Grant Training on July 9th

Clubs wanting to apply for a Rotary Foundation district grant will appreciate the requirement for a club member being trained in grants management can be met via an online 90-minute session
Grant Training on July 9th 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Jane Burton Recognized For Merritorious Service 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation News

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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GLOBAL GRANTS IN MEXICO, GUATEMALA AND TANZANIA: We are truly opening opportunities with a flurry or global grant applications.  Boerne Sunrise is working with Rotarians in Aguascalientes, Mexico on providing a cornea-splitting piece of equipment. 
Foundation News Jerry Hardy 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
DG Xavier Toson's July Message 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Outbreaks and the Endgame Strategy

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As District 5840’s PolioPlus Chair for 2020-2021, I will be writing a blog on the status of PolioPlus and events related to it. The blog will be on Wordpress and will be readily available to the public there, on Facebook, and on Twitter. The blog will be placed on the District 5840 website in the enhanced PolioPlus section.
Polio Outbreaks and the Endgame Strategy 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Eagle Pass Inducts Five New Members 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Food Pantry Donation 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Rotary Clubs Support Hill Country Community 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 Scholarship  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Contribution Club Awards
 

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Eleven district clubs have earned an EREY banner as the books are closing on 2019-2020!  EREY stands for Every Rotarian Every Year and is based on every member contributing at least $25 to Rotary’s Annual Fund and the club per capita average contribution being $100 or more. 
Rotary Foundation Contribution Club Awards  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Joint Rotary meeting via Zoom 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Installs New Officers  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Fetes Rotarian of the Year  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Food Box Distribution for Atascosa County Pick Up 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Provide Food Assistance to Local Residents 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Helps Barnabas

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of pain and fear in the community, but local groups still look out for the community and the Wimberley Valley and help with those that individual and families that are directly affected.
Rotary Club Helps Barnabas 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Rotary Club Provides Community Support to Those in Need 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Boerne Sunrise & Fair Oaks Ranch Provide Crisis Assistance to Hill Country Family Services 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Installation

We look forward to welcoming our incoming District Governor, Xavier Toson (2020-2021), and congratulating our outgoing District Governor, John Hutcherson (2019-2020) on a job well done. Our special guest and presiding officer for the event will be Rotary International Director (2020-2022) Suzi Howe! We've made it super easy to log on and view the installation. 

You have the option to view on our District 5840 Facebook page by clicking the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/RotaryDistrict5840/live_videos  or

You have the option to view on our District 5840 YouTube channel by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ7MF_OeqGT-BQomCGHA6_w

District Governor Installation 2020-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

Council on Legislation

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Today under the leadership of PDG Carol Holmes our legislative committee counted the votes for the District 5840 Council on Legislation representative for the years 2020 - 2023. Kathy Hubbard the immediate Past District Governor was elected and PDG Sherri Muniz is the Alternate.
 
Kathy is a member of the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch and Sherri is a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio.  We appreciate their willingness to serve in this very important job for Rotary International.
Council on Legislation 2020-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Katoma Community Enjoying Rain H.Water Project 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

DG John Hutcherson's June Message

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“Wave of Violence and Anguish Sweeps Dozens of US Cities”   This is the headline on May 31, 2020 describing racial demonstrations happening again in the United States of America.   These are the same United States of America where we are guaranteed Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Assembly and Due Process of Law.
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Emergency Food Distribution Service Project 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch Awards Scholarships
 

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The Fair Oaks Ranch Club annually provides Career and Technical Education Scholarships to high school seniors from the Boerne Independent School District.  This year it awarded three $2,000 scholarships and the winners were all from Boerne Champion High School.
Fair Oaks Ranch Awards Scholarships  2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Awards Scholarships 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Covid-19 Community Support Campaign

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The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg (noon) put together a COVID-19 Community Support Campaign to get donations to help local organizations like the Needs Council, Food Bank and Good Samaritan Center. Our first round we raised over $3k for the Needs Council!
Covid-19 Community Support Campaign 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Feeding COVID-19 Workers in Fredericksburg 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Guest Speaker RI President Mark Maloney 2020-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio North Central Rotary Continues to Feed on Weekends 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northwest Rotary Change Program

SA Northwest Rotary will be giving out their Awards for the Change Program @ Dellview Elementary via ZOOM this year.  Twenty (20) children qualified for the Awards and will receive a beautiful certificate and a 10” Tablet for all of their hard work. 
San Antonio Northwest Rotary Change Program 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio North Central Awards Scholarships 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Hondo-D’hanis Rotarians Provide Aid to Medina County Impacted by Covid-19 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Join San Antonio Rotary on May 27th - RI President Mark Maloney 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Education Scholarships 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco County Continues Serving

   The Rotary Club of Blanco County has reached out during this school year by providing hygiene kits for families in the Johnson City and Blanco Independent School Systems. 
Blanco County Continues Serving 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Page Turner Awards

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The Rotary Club of Wimberley is proud to announce the winners of this year's Page Turner Awards which recognizes those students who have read the most books during the school year.  The recipients are:
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April 4th District Conference - DG John Hutcherson 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Terry Beard Toastmasters-Rotary Synergy Speech 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Kathy Moore's Toastmasters-Rotary Synergy Speech 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

2020 Cruise Raffle Drawing

Rotarian McKenzie Moellering from the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning was the buyer and seller of the winning ticket of the District Cruise Raffle.  The fundraiser contributed $48,930.00 to the humanitarian programs of Rotary.  Thank you to all that sold tickets!
2020 Cruise Raffle Drawing 2020-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Register for Club Leader Training - May 16

CLT is where club officers and emerging leaders can learn more about what Rotary has to offer. If you are an incoming Club President, Club Secretary, or chair of Membership, RI Foundation, if you are interested in Grants Management or Strategic Planning for your club, Club Leadership Training is for you. Register Here
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4 Ways to Engage Members Online

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Are you looking for ideas to engage members while we’re physically distancing ourselves from each other? Has your club started meeting online? Here are some of our favorite resources to help:

 
4 Ways to Engage Members Online 2020-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco Rotary Educates on Prevention of Human Trafficking

Tracy Barr, Rotary Club of Blanco project chair Preventing Human Trafficking provided an informational presentation to the Blanco Woman's club.  We all must be involved in order to protect our community of young persons. 
Blanco Rotary Educates on Prevention of Human Trafficking 2020-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Morning Rotary Donates to Doyle Community Center  2020-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Adapting to Service in the Time of COVID
 

Like most clubs, the Rotary Club of San Antonio is adjusting to what it means to be a Rotarian during this pandemic.  Zoom Webinars have replaced in-person weekly meetings and virtual socials have replaced the happy hour.
Adapting to Service in the Time of COVID  2020-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Randolph Metrocom Supports Local Assistance Programs

Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club founded a 501c3 (GRAPIE) ran by a board thats includes all club members.  They gave $2500 each to two local assistance programs - Greater Randolph Area Services Program (G.R.A.S.P) and Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (RACAP) located in their community.  
Randolph Metrocom Supports Local Assistance Programs 2020-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northeast Response to Covid-19

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The San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club held its first Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The main topic of discussion was what we could do as a club to help out our community during these trying times. The club members voted unanimously to donate $2,000 from the club’s checking account to the Texas Diaper Bank, so that diapers, wipes and feminine hygiene products could be purchased directly from the manufacturer.
San Antonio Northeast Response to Covid-19 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Del Rio Provides Meals to Front Line Workers

Showing our appreciation to the staff, the Del Rio Rotary Club provided meals to the staff of Val Verde Regional Medical Center and three of their clinics. The 200 hamburger meals were prepared by Skillet's Restaurant and included a inspirational quote. A big thanks to everyone who made this possible.
Del Rio Provides Meals to Front Line Workers 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Supports Hill Country Family Services  Greg Buschmann 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Polio and Covid-19
 

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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My church history book notes that all church services were cancelled in the week of May 10, 1946 on account of a polio epidemic. Church services were resumed May 19 for adults and lifted August 1, 1946 for those under 21. That summer San Antonio had 85 cases and 11 deaths and epidemics followed until the Salk vaccine was available in 1955.
Polio and Covid-19  Jerry Hardy 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Clubs Leading the Way with Foundation Giving
 

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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Boerne Sunrise, Fredericksburg Morning and Fredericksburg Nimitz are our first three clubs with 100% of their members marking Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY).  Those gifts represent contributions to the Annual Fund, which means funding for humanitarian programs.  EREY clubs receive a banner at year-end.
Clubs Leading the Way with Foundation Giving  Jerry Hardy 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Responds Covid-19 Telethon

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Join this live event on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10AM to hear stories of hope, inspiration and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors and friends of #Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. The telethon will also showcase how our polio eradication infrastructure is helping to combat COVID-19. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars! To watch, visit facebook.com/rotary. Here is how you can participate:
 
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District Conference Postponed

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The District Conference scheduled for May 2, 2020 in Fredericksburg has been postponed until the Fall of 2020. The raffle will be held via Zoom on May 2, 2020.
District Conference Postponed 2020-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Wimberley Rotarians Project Supports Ethiopian Children 2020-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Project - Volunteer Surge

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our healthcare system to its limits. We can take action now through a citizen volunteer opportunity called Volunteer Surge! Rotary Clubs across the country are partnering with Volunteer Surge to recruit one million volunteers to participate in a new program that provides training online, for free, to become a Telehealth Worker or a Community Health Worker. Rotarian founded nonprofit The Global Impact Group is leading this effort. Click here to join the effort called Volunteer Surge! 
Project - Volunteer Surge 2020-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Sunrise Rotary Donates to Hill Country Family Services
 

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The Boerne Sunrise Rotary is holding its regular Tuesday morning meetings at 7:00 am via Zoom. Staci Almager, CEO of Hill Country Family Services, was the speaker at the Tuesday, April 14 meeting. She said, “With the sudden and unexpected loss of employment many families are struggling.  We are seeing many new faces as these families turn to HCFS for help with food.” HCFS receives food donations from local merchants, but in the current circumstances must also purchase food and other supplies. Online financial donations can be made at www.hcfstx.org . The Boerne Sunrise Rotary Board has approved a donation of $1,000 to Hill Country Family Services.
Boerne Sunrise Rotary Donates to Hill Country Family Services  2020-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Connect With The Online Rotary World

Join Rotary International as they host "Connect with the (Online) Rotary World" on Apr 28, 2020 3:00 PM CDT. Please register for webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2531364245184878861

Rotarians and Rotaractors everywhere are proving that being physically isolated doesn’t mean being disconnected. People are embracing new ways to connect using technology — smartphones, webcams, and the internet. Find out more in our upcoming webinar, which will feature members who are leading their clubs and districts in the move to virtual connection.

 
Connect With The Online Rotary World 2020-04-08 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Crusie Raffle Information

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As printed on the raffle tickets, there will be a drawing on May 2nd to determine the winner. The original plan was for completed tickets stubs being brought to the District Conference in Fredericksburg on that date has changed due to the Covid-19 based restricitions on group gathering. Instead, stubs will be mailed from the clubs to the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair by April 20th and made available for the drawing overseen by the District Governor. Mailing address: 
Rotary Crusie Raffle Information 2020-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

Tips For A Zoom Meeting

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· Set an agenda
· Don’t sit with a window behind you. A little effort of lighting goes a long way
· Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill the screen.
· When you’re not talking, hit mute
· Utilize the chat feature 
 
Tips For A Zoom Meeting 2020-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Use Virtual Meetings To Stay Engaged With Members

Consider the creative use of technology to host “virtual meeting” experiences for your members until you can resume in-person meetings and events.  
There are many free and paid options for hosting virtual meetings. See below for some free options:
 
District Zoom account—  Clubs may use the District Zoom account  to hold their virtual meetings. Each meeting allows for up to 100 participants and no time cap. To access/schedule your Club Meeting using the District Zoom account, contact DG John Hutcherson at  5840dg1920@gmail.com.
 
 
Use Virtual Meetings To Stay Engaged With Members 2020-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

RI Convention Cancelled

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Rotary International just announced that the Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 6-10 June 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, has been canceled in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. Read more at riconvention.org
RI Convention Cancelled 2020-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Role in Battling Coronavirus

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The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together.

We are also leaders in our communities, and these times call for leadership. In many ways, this also is our time. We have proven abilities to reach out and collaborate to offer immediate help to people in need at a rapid pace. These are precisely the skills needed all over the world today. The global effort against COVID-19 depends on actions taken in every country. Rotary has the unique ability to help improve those efforts in every community and every country.
Rotary’s Role in Battling Coronavirus 2020-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
Register for District Conference Warm-Up - April 4th 2020-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary during the COVID-19 outbreak

Posted by Mark Maloney
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Dear fellow Rotarians,  
The health and safety of our members are our top priorities. We are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and continuously assessing its potential impact on our operations, meetings, trainings, and other events. 
 
Due to the rapidly changing nature of this situation, I encourage you to use your discretion when it comes to club and district meetings and events, and Rotary programs and activities.
 
Rotary during the COVID-19 outbreak Mark Maloney 2020-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

New Marketplatz at Wurstfest

Wurstfest is a 10-day salute to sausage that is a 59-year tradition in New Braunfels. Each year hundreds of thousands of festival attendees enjoy all the foods, fun, and beer that Wurstfest has to offer. 
New Marketplatz at Wurstfest 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Save the Date - Hill Country Craft Beer Festival

The spring fundraiser for the Rotary Club of New Braunfels is the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival, April 18 from 1pm to 6pm, with VIP entrance beginning at 12noon, at Rockin’ R on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Gruene. Tickets will go on sale March 1,
Save the Date - Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ribbon Cutting of Basketball Pavillion 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Calling All Veterans!

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We are looking at starting a San Antonio Military Rotary Club. First, I would like for you to consider being a member of this special San Antonio Military Rotary Club. Second, In order to do this, I need you to put on your thinking caps and reach out to your military friends/contact list. Our goal is to have 20 members by 15 March, 2020 who are committed to service-above-self.
Calling All Veterans! 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Katoma Water Project Completed

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg is proud to announce the completion of the Katoma Water Project in Africa! It was a very happy and monumental day for the villagers. Jim Harris and the International Services Projects Committee are looking at more ways to participate with District 5840 & Rotary International to bring more clean water to more people that are without it.
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Blanco County's Brain Fitness Program

The program has grown to two times a month going to nursing homes, senior Nursing care and other group centers.  The Rotarin team is lead by our amazing project guide, Anne-Maria Morgan. This group of ladies at Johnson City, Texas have been meeting for several months enjoying all the brain fitness activities. 
Blanco County's Brain Fitness Program 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Hosts Schlotzsky’s CEOand Yellow Rose Staging Owner  2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

Canyon Lake's Romantic Rendezvous

Canyon Lake's sold-out 12th annual Valentine’s Day event was a tremendous success – again!   The 300 plus attendees boot-scooted their way to country western music, dined on succulent beef, purchased silent and live actions items, all for the benefit of the youth fellowships the club supports.   Join us next year!
Canyon Lake's Romantic Rendezvous 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Wimberley’s Teacher of the Month 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Celebrates Successful Fundraiser

San Marcos Rotary Club raised $7,000 from their Annual Wine Tasting and Casino Night on February 8, 2020. We had a wonderful turn out that exceeded expectations. We are so excited to get things ready for next year when we celebrate our 100th year anniversary! We invite everyone to like us on FaceBook to keep updated on all our news and events! 
San Marcos Celebrates Successful Fundraiser 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Exchange Students Attend Rodeo

The six Rotary Exchange Youth Exchange Students enjoyed an afternoon at the San Antonio Rodeo on Sunday February 16.  The students, from Brazil, Argentina, France, Belgium, Spain, and Italy. 
Rotary Exchange Students Attend Rodeo 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

Blood Drive Battle

Jourdanton Rotary hosted a Blood Drive in December challenging the Pleasanton Rotary to a “Blood Drive Battle.” Jourdanton gave 31 units to Pleasanton’s 42 units. Not bad for our first drive. We are looking forward to our next battle.
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2nd Annual Bikes 4 Kids 4 a Cause

Jourdanton Rotary sponsored a Bike Raffle in December. We had the participation of 20+ local businesses, raffled off over 20 bikes, raised over $1,700 which was donated to the newly formed Jourdanton Education Foundation and gave $500 to a lucky winner as a prize. 
2nd Annual Bikes 4 Kids 4 a Cause 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Long Time Rotarian Awarded Honorary Membership  2020-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

Join Us For Rotary Day SA 2020

Inviting all San Antonio area Rotarians to the 3rd annual Rotary Day SA on Saturday, March 21, 2020! Join your fellow Rotarians as we come together to make a huge impact in the community. Interact, Rotaract and children 10 and older are welcomed! We will be working at both  Elmendorf Lake Park and Martinez Park - doing gardening, litter removal, painting and playground mulching. We are seeking 250 volunteers for Rotary Day SA 2020. Contact director@rotarysa.org to sign-up.
Join Us For Rotary Day SA 2020 2020-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Host BBQ for Senior Center

The 11th Annual Western BBQ Night and Dance was held on Thursday, January 30th at the GRASP (Greater Randolph Area Senior Project) Senior Center.  San Antonio Northeast Rotarians teamed up with our fellow Rotarians in the Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club for this annual service project to host an evening of fun for the seniors in the community that frequent the GRASP Senior Center. 
Rotarians Host BBQ for Senior Center 2020-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

February Rotary Leadership Seminar

Rotary District 5840 held a Rotary Leadership Institute seminar on Saturday, February 8th in Boerne, TX.  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.
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Newest Members of Arch Klumph Society-Trustees Circle

Today, we are excited to announce that Doug and Sue Whinnery are now members of the Arch Klumph Society Trustees Circle! Thank you Doug and Sue for your generosity in support of the Rotary Foundation. And, thank you for your very long term strong support for District 5840. 
Newest Members of Arch Klumph Society-Trustees Circle 2020-02-06 06:00:00Z 0

Toys For Children in Mexico

Misión de Candelilla, Rotary Club of Fredericksburg-Nimitz, Rotary Club of New Braunfels and Club Rotario Piedras Negras recently shared the miracle of Christmas in Mexico. At 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the parking lot of Bridge Church, Santa (Curtis Allerkamp) was there preparing to take a team of his elves to Mexico.
Toys For Children in Mexico 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Wheelchair Donation Del Rio Rotary

Melinda Martinez, RN for the cardiac unit at VVRMC, noticed that Sandra Puente was in need of a replacement for her worn wheelchair. Since Ms. Puente did not qualify for any assistance, Ms. Martinez approached Rotarian Fred Bowers, Fred advised her to reach out to Rotary President, Angela Prather. 
Wheelchair Donation Del Rio Rotary 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

CC Winn Interact Club Presents Check to DG John Hutcherson
 

District Governor, John Hutcherson, had a great visit with the Eagle Pass Rotary Club earlier this month. He assisted with the induction of three new members and also received a check from the CC Winn Interact Club for their "Pennies for Polio" campaign in the fall. 
CC Winn Interact Club Presents Check to DG John Hutcherson  2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Eagle Pass Rotary Club Assembles Toiletry Bags for International Project  2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Supports CASA of Central Texas 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Make Plans to Attend the 12th Annual Romantic Rendezvous

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Canyon Lake Rotary Club is hosting it's 12th Annual Romantic Rendezvous at the Convention Center in New Braunfels on February 15th. Last year,  330 formally-dressed attendees netted the Club over $55,000 for their youth scholarships! There will be live and silent auctions with trips to South Africa, Park City, Utah, deer hunts, custom-made quilts, dinner and dancing to the music of Cactus Country, one of San Antonio’s favorite bands.   This event has sold out five years in a row! Tickets are $75 per person. For reservations: 830-542-8270.
Make Plans to Attend the 12th Annual Romantic Rendezvous 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch & Casa del Aguila
 

Posted by Greg Buschmann
Glynna Reser and members of the Ralph Fair, Jr. Family delivered an outstanding presentation regarding Casa del Aguila Orphanage & School to The Fair Oaks Ranch Club during its weekly luncheon on January 8th. Mr. Fair was instrumental in establishing Casa del Aguila in 1995 to serve the needs of abandoned and abused children of indigenous families living in a mountainous region in Peru. 
Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch & Casa del Aguila  Greg Buschmann 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Blanco County Supports Service Above Self

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Rotary is an organization of business and professional  leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Rotary’s main objective is service—in the community, in the workplace and around the globe.  The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 35,000 clubs in 350 countries in the world share a dedication to the ideal of SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
 
The Rotary Club of Blanco County is one of those 35,000 clubs.  In the short time we have been in existence in Blanco County, our projects follow the guidelines of Rotary International to:
Rotary Club of Blanco County Supports Service Above Self Leta Garcia 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

District Foundation Dinner Celebrates 1.03 Million

“Rotarians are people of action” exclaimed District Governor John Hutcherson to an attentive audience of major donors at what was billed as a Million Dollar Dinner on January 17th.  Slightly shy of a million that night, six days later the total topped the goal. 
District Foundation Dinner Celebrates 1.03 Million Jerry Hardy 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

"All-In for the Hungry" Texas Hold`em Poker Tournament

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Each year, the Downtown Rotary Club of  New Braunfels conducts four separate fundraisers including our All In for the Hungry Poker Tournament.  These events enable our club to distribute a combined $250,000 annually to deserving area non-profits and to Rotary International.  We dedicate all funds from our Poker Tournament to food banks serving our community.  
 
What is special about the poker event is the money raised when given to the food banks has a multiplier effect. According to the food banks, each dollar donated can be turned into $8 dollars’ worth of food given to those in need.  Last year, we donated approximately $25,000.  We need your participation to exceed that number this year! 
"All-In for the Hungry" Texas Hold`em Poker Tournament 2020-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary 2020-21 Theme Revealed

“Rotary is not just a club that you join, it is an invitation to endless opportunities. We believe that our acts of service, big and small, create opportunities for people who need our help. Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere,” said President-Elect Holger Knaack.Therefore, the theme for year 2020-21 is -- Rotary Opens Opportunities.”
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Luncheon 2020-01-20 06:00:00Z 0

Message from DG John Hutcherson

As your Rotary District 5840 Governor this weekend was AWESOME!
 
Friday, we celebrated significant gifts to the Rotary International Foundation with our Million Dollar Dinner at the San Antonio Country Club.  Our special guest speaker was Ann Lee Hussey from Maine.   Ann Lee is a polio survivor and and polio warrior and told her Rotary Story of service around the world to fight polio.   Hearing the commitments of Rotarians like Ann Lee inspires all of us to continue our service and our gifts.
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Kerrville Morning Awards New Paul Harris Fellows 2020-01-20 06:00:00Z 0
Eagle Pass and Interact Clubs Promote Literacy 2019-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

Christmas Dinner for Families in Need 

Another success annual Holiday Eve of Giving Dinner. This year our Rotary Club Of San Antonio South sponsored 2 families...The Rodriguez Family from East Central ISD & the Garza Family from Somerset ISD.
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Seguin Rotary Christmas Party

Rotary Club of Seguin Christmas Party was held at the Aumont, in the very room where our clubs first meeting took place in March 1933.
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Warrior And Family Support Center
 

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For the past five years, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club (AHRC) has been providing support to the Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC) at Joint Base San Antonio, Ft Sam Houston.  Wounded/injured military personnel are being rehabilitated, treated and cared for at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and the Center for the Intrepid. Children and  family members come to visit and assist in recovery and often arrive with nothing to take care of themselves.
Warrior And Family Support Center  2019-12-30 06:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Volunteers at Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Rotary Holiday Party

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The Fair Oaks Ranch Club held a festive Holiday Party December 11th at the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club.  Over 40 Rotarians and their guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and a fun-filled evening that was highlighted by a white elephant gift exchange hosted by Rotarian Tom McKeown.  Penny Sawyer and Jane Burton served as event coordinators and went beyond Service Above Self to orchestrate a memorable night of joy and friendship. 
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A Busy Rotary Foundation January
 

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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Our outbound global education grant scholar, Chinelo Nwokem from Texas State, will be in Houston one weekend this month for training with other Texas scholars.  Chinelo is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Marcos and will be pursuing a graduate degree in Global Health and Development at the University College of London.  Her undergraduate major is microbiology and her goal is to be a global travelling physician.  Hers is a $30,000 grant funded by district Rotarians as part of their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.
A Busy Rotary Foundation January  Jerry Hardy 2019-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

Katoma, Tanzania - Water Catchment Project

The water catchment project initiated by the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg and funded by the Nimitz Rotary Club, Fredericksburg Morning Club, Rotary Club of New Braunfels and Rotary Club of Canyon Lake as well as a District 5840 Grant and individual Rotarian contributions is well under way.
Katoma, Tanzania - Water Catchment Project 2019-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Valero Energy Foundation Supports 2020 RYLA

The Valero Energy Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant in support of the upcoming 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference.  The funds will enable additional high school juniors from underprivileged communities throughout the district who otherwise would not have been able to attend the upcoming January 17-20 conference.
Valero Energy Foundation Supports 2020 RYLA 2019-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN)

The Alamo Heights Rotary Club will present its 34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN) on April 17th, 2020, on the University of the Incarnate Word campus.The event is an official San Antonio Fiesta® Commission event.
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Rotary Club of Blanco County Helps Celebrate Johnson City Light Nights  2019-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Ballinger Rotary Club Toy Drive Donation 2019-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Rotary Salutes Veterans & Families 2019-11-25 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Rotary Club hosts free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast
 

On November 8th, 2019 the Kerrville Rotary Club hosted its fourth Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast of consisted of free breakfast, the local color guard presenting the colors, local Rotarians sharing breakfast with our Veterans and Thank You notes from local elementary schools for the Veterans. “The notes will make you cry,” said event organizer, Donna Peterson.
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Kerrville Morning Packs Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child 2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Blanco Rotarians Assist with Elementary School’s Homework Center  2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0

You're Invited to the San Antonio Holiday Event

All Rotarians are invited to join the San Antonio Club for their Holiday Event, on Thursday December 5th, 2019 for the opening of the Rotary Ice Rink from 6PM-9Pm at the St. Anthony Hotel - Rooftop Bar. Cost is $25 per person.  Admission to the ice rink and skate rental included with reservation. Contact assistant@rotarysa.org to RSVP or call 210-222-8242 X11.
You're Invited to the San Antonio Holiday Event 2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Successful Morgan's Wonderland "More Delightful Than Frightful" Halloween Eve Jo Ann Browne 2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Morning's Dictionary Project

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The Fredericksburg Elementary School fifth graders again each received their own personal dictionary/thesaurus from the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club.  They are used in the classroom all year and during the STAAR test, and then belong to the students.  If you look carefully, Amber LeMaster's class is holding letters to spell out, "Thank you, Morning Rotary!"
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Hays County Rotary Social

The Hays County Rotary Clubs of Kyle, San Marcos and Wimberley gathered together for a social on November 7th at the Hays City Store in Driftwood, Texas.  More than 50 were in attendance.  The clubs sponsored non-alcoholic drinks, chips, queso, salsa, and guacamole. 
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Blue Santa Program Kerrville Satellite Rotary Club
 

The holidays are just around the corner and once again the Kerrville Satellite Rotary Club will be partnering with Kerrville Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association to provide the food for the families who have been approved to receive toys and clothes from the Blue Santa program.
Blue Santa Program Kerrville Satellite Rotary Club  2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0

Royal Carribean Cruise Raffle 2020

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It’s that time of year again to start thinking about the sale of raffle tickets for our district’s annual Rotary Foundation fundraiser.  Club President must send a request for tickets from Foundation Chair, Jerry Hardy. 
Royal Carribean Cruise Raffle 2020 2019-11-22 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Loves Readers in Wimberley

The Rotary Club of Wimberley is happy to announce the winner and runner up of the first Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked Danforth Junior High students to write journal entries based on a recently read novel. 
Rotary Loves Readers in Wimberley 2019-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Wimberley's Halloween Trick Or Read

For the 9th year, the Wimberley Rotarians set up tables on the Wimberley Square and at Deercreek Nursing Center on Halloween to hand out over 1200 new books and magazines to eager kids. 
Wimberley's Halloween Trick Or Read 2019-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

District Interact Conference

The District Interact Conference was a huge success! 109 Interact members from 10 schools participated in fun activities, shared ideas, and gave an account of projects/activities completed, and their goals for the remainder of the school year.
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Dwayne Hopkins Selected DG 2022-23

Dwayne Hopkins is the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1,2022.   He is a member of the San Antonio West Rotary Club and has been a Rotarian since 2008.   He has been active in District activities and served 5 years as Assistant Governor.  
 
We welcome Dwayne to our Governor Chain as the District Governor Nominee Designate.   One of his first jobs in this capacity is Ranger at Lone Star PETS. Read his biography.
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Kerrville Morning Supports Christian Women's Job Corps 2019-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Acuna Project

Rotarians Chris Kailipaka (top left), Genevieve Flores (far left photo, middle) and (photos directly above, from left) Diane Cosgrove, Johnette Dixon and Trinket Milward all of The Rotary Club of Hondo-D’Hanis, traveled to Del Rio and Acuña, Mexico, joining Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club, Fredericksburg Morning Rotary and Rotary Club of Del Rio 
 
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San Saba's Purple Pinkie Project

The Rotary Club of San Saba held their first "Purple Pinkie" Project at their High School football game this past Friday evening. We had a couple of things going in our favor as the game was against our arch rivals, the Goldthwaite Eagles, and our team colors are purple and gold. We did well for a first time event but there was more that went on than just raising a little money and awareness.
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Rotarian Fred Bowers Speaks at Amistad Dam Celebration
 

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On September 12, 2019 the International Boundary and Water Commission celebrated the 50th anniversary of Amistad Dam, in Del Rio, Texas.  Speakers from the United States and Mexico presented remarks about the dam and spoke about the importance of the relationship between our two countries. Rotarian Fred Bowers was one of four guest speakers from the United States at this special anniversary event. Fred worked for the general contractor Perini during the construction of Amistad Dam from 1965 to 1969.
Rotarian Fred Bowers Speaks at Amistad Dam Celebration  2019-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

Speakers Wanted! 

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Are you seeking dynamic speakers for your Rotary meetings &/or special events?  Are YOU a dynamic speaker with an engaging message?  Please contact PBlankensee@Rotary5840.org -- to get your (& others') names, contact information & topic(s) onto our Rotary 5840 Speakers' Bureau list. 
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Jourdanton Rotary Participates in National Night Out

The Jourdanton Rotary Club participated in our local National Night Out on October 1st, 2019. We had a Festive Fall Bean Bag Toss and gave away assorted colored pencils with ours club’s name engraved on them. We had lots of fun and even let the kids play after our members tried their hand at tossing a few. We are looking forward to participating again next year.
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Foundation Training 

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Five members, from the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch, recently participated in the Foundation Training that was given in Kerrville.  Pictured below are FOR members, Jackson Moss, Jane Burton, Tom McKeown, Mary Thompson and Bill Fusco with District Governor John Hutcherson and Foundation Chair Jerry Hardy.  
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The Rotary Ice Rink — The Coolest Place in Town!

The Rotary Club of San Antonio presents the 2019 Holiday Outdoor Ice Rink located in Travis Park adjacent to the annual Christmas tree. The Rink will open the night of the Christmas tree lighting (Thanksgiving weekend) and continue daily through January 2020.
The Rotary Ice Rink — The Coolest Place in Town! 2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

District 5840 Rotary Foundation Recognition Award
 

 At the annual Zone Institute in Kansas this week the generous contributions of District 5840 in 2018-2019 earned recognition for the third highest per capita giving to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund.  The certificate was presented by Rotary International President Elect Holger Knaack and Foundation Trustee Jennifer Jones. 
District 5840 Rotary Foundation Recognition Award  2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

Joint Labor Day Project

San Antonio Rotary Club and Alamo Heights Rotary Club worked together for the Snack Pak program.  The blue bags are filled with  7064 jars of peanut better collected from local high schools. The clubs job was to sort and place all those jars in the green bins.
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San Antonio Northeast Holds Diaper Drive 2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

Kyle Rotary Directs Focus On Homeless Students

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The Rotary Club of Kyle aims efforts toward helping homeless students in Hays County over the next year. Hidden homelessness is hard to define; however, it is a reality to 200+ students within Hays County. Students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, who share housing with others due to economic hardships or similar reasons may be identified as homeless.

“Although we may not meet the students or their family directly, we are working with Hays CISD representatives to fulfill specific needs” stated Jason Nebgen, President of the Rotary Club of Kyle. “This is an effort that all of our members believe we can make an impact by working together with the entire community.”

Kyle Rotary Directs Focus On Homeless Students 2019-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Donates Dictionaries

Eighteen years ago, Kerrville Rotary – Morning (Morning Rotary) initiated a program to annually distribute dictionaries to Ingram ISD students. For the last several years, Harper ISD was included in the distribution as well. The dictionaries are provided to the students at no cost for their personal use in order to assist them in their studies and to help prepare them for future careers.
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D5840 Passport Charter Club is Official!

On September 13th, we celebrated the official induction of the Rotary District 5840 Passport Club. The Passport Club is a new approach in a new time for Rotary clubs. WELCOME!!
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September Rotary Leadership Institute

This past Saturday we had 35 attendees for our RLI. There were 21 in Part I, 8 in Part II and 6 in Part III. We had 2 attendees from out of our district. Facilitators included 3 Past District Governors and the current District Governor. 
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In Memoriam - David Flack

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It is with much sadness we share the loss of David Flack, from the San Antonio Rotary Club . David was a true Rotarian and dedicated his life to service. He was at every meeting (perfect attendance) since 2002 and was always willing to help in a pinch. He was the first to sign up for a service project or a social. He had a kind word for everyone and expressed his appreciation to others for their service. He will be missed.
 
David's memorial service will be Friday, September 20 at 2pm in the Sanctuary at Trinity Baptist Church, 319 E. Mulberry Ave., with a reception following in the Fanning Foyer. Our condolences to his wife Diane and entire family.
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Blanco Middle School Receives Grant for Computers  2019-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians deliver school supplies across the border 2019-09-09 05:00:00Z 0 Education,Literacy

Hurricane Dorian Relief

This week the Bahamas took a direct hit from category 5 Hurricane Dorian, with winds that reached 180 miles per hour. This storm has battered these islands and the rebuilding process will take years.

Grand Bahama island has 5 Rotary clubs and is part of Rotary District 6990. Rotary District 6990 has secured a 181-foot ship and begun the efforts to fill four (4) 20-foot containers with needed supplies to aid in the Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts. The local Rotary Clubs will be collecting items and packing them for the first shipment by this weekend.  Click here to see how you can help.

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SAVE A LIFE KITS just may SAVE YOUR LIFE

The Rotary Club of Blanco County in partnership with the Blanco County Emergency Medicals Service (EMS) are providing “Save a Life Kits” for citizens in our community . The population of Blanco County is over 11,000 people and the effort is being made by the Rotary for each family home to have a kit. 
SAVE A LIFE KITS just may SAVE YOUR LIFE 2019-09-05 05:00:00Z 0

Bon Voyage to RYE Outbound Student

Did you know that Seguin Rotary Club has hosted OVER 76 inbound and outbound exchange students all over the world!? Last week, they said goodbye to the club’s outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student Reid Skinner, as he sets off to the Canary Islands, Spain. Reid’s parents Melissa and Mike have hosted many exchange students here so this is not there first experience with our program! Pictured here is Kathy Meurin who is involved with our youth in Rotary District 5840 - South Central Texas and inbound student Melodie from France. A previous exchange student Bibiana Klasz who was in town visiting and Reid our outbound student!
Bon Voyage to RYE Outbound Student 2019-09-03 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotarians At Work At Food Bank

The Rotary Club of San Antonio ended the month of August with their service project for the Haven for Hope. On Saturday, They made 3,120 sandwiches, served 488 people at lunch and even cracked 800 eggs in preparation for Sunday breakfast. It was a great day of service. 
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Back To School With Rotary

The Rotary Club of Greater San Marcos gathered last Friday at the community classroom at CTMC to organize school supplies, prepare 340 individual packets of supplies, and pack them in banana boxes for delivery to 2 isolated villages across the border in Mexico (in partnership with Mision De Candelilla) , as well as to the Hays Caldwell Women's Center and the Crisis Bread Basket.  
Back To School With Rotary 2019-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Kyle's - WHY ROTARY

OUR WHY... the Rotary Club of Kyle is happy to report that our focus over the next 12 months will be on helping our homeless students. Stay tuned for for details. Until then, we are sharing our WHY.. here's a message from this years President, Jason Nebgen.
Rotary Club of Kyle's - WHY ROTARY 2019-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of San Antonio Presents "Rotarian Malaria Partners" Project Terri Politi 2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
September 14, 2019 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Terri Politi 2019-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Matching Foundation Contribution Points Offer For This Summer

Posted on Jul 15, 2019
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Want double recognition points for contributions to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation?  Our D5840 Past District Governors are offering their personal recognition points as a match for District Rotarian contributions until 30 September 2019.  Click here for details.
Matching Foundation Contribution Points Offer For This Summer Terri Politi 2019-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings from District Governor, John Hutcherson 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

A Great Way to Recognize a Birthday

Posted on Jul 10, 2019
A note from Rotary District 5840 Foundation Chair Jerry Hardy...
My sister in Atlanta found out Rotary sends these neat tribute cards when you donate in somebody's name; so she surprised me with one.  It is all online, the greeting cards are first-quality and it is a great gift for somebody who (a) already has plenty of stuff and (b) likes Rotary.   Click here to find out more information.   
 
A Great Way to Recognize a Birthday Terri Politi 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0

RI Distinguished Service Award

The Trustees of the Rotary Foundation bestow this honor in recognition of   outstanding efforts   to promote the   Foundation’s many programs dedicated to international understanding.  Only 50 are awarded worldwide each year.  We are proud to announce our own PDG Sherri Muniz is a 2019 recipient.  
   Sherri's dedication to Rotary is apparent in everything she does.  Her leadership in the club, district and beyond is inspiring.  Sherri's work with international service projects has made a huge difference in the lives of others.  Congratulations, Sherri!
RI Distinguished Service Award 2019-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

New Passport Club has Orientation Meeting

Miguel Segura (President Select of new Passport Club) and Jackson Moss (District 5840 Assistant Governor 2019-2020-Passport Club) welcome guests to the first orientation/recruiting “After Work Happy Hour” hosted by the newly forming club. Membership is open to any currently inactive Rotarian in District 5840. 
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Boerne Clubs Join Forces in Mexico

Posted on May 19, 2019
The Sun met the Moon in the hot waters south of the border. Don Jones and Rusty Meador of Boerne Sunrise Rotary joined Robert Cisneros, Jennica Colvin, Cathy Cisneros Viera, and Ron Cisneros of Boerne Moontime Rotary at the Aguascalientes Rotary Club in Mexico. The Rotarians were there to look at the Banco de Ojos project that has been ongoing for the last twenty years.
Boerne Clubs Join Forces in Mexico Terri Politi 2019-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Dominion Rotary Club Featured in Local Magazine Terri Politi 2019-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Zone Newsletter Terri Politi 2019-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Rotary Club Presents Student Awards

 
The Rotary Club of Wimberley is happy to announce the winner and runner up of the third Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked students to write an original Greek myth that explains how something in nature came to be.  The runner up with her myth about Jacob’s Well and Mount Baldy was 6th grader, Maia Martin.  Maia received $50.  The winner of a crisp $100 bill was 6th grader, Gus Dussler, with his entry The Myth of Honeybees.
Wimberley Rotary Club Presents Student Awards 2019-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Text to 9-1-1 service now available in Atascosa, Bandera, Frio, Gillespie, Karnes, Kendall and Wilson counties Terri Politi 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Fun Activities Announced for District Conference

Posted on Mar 06, 2019
Let the Fiesta Fun Continue with These Excursions!
Here is a list of activities that you and your spouse may choose to participate in during the Rotary 5840 District Conference weekend in San Antonio!  Some are free while others have a cost associated with them. The DC Committee has worked hard to negotiate special pricing for all the “extracurricular” events! Please note that MOST require you sign up in advance. Please adhere to this requirement as the hosts of the event MUST have a head count!  Click here for a full list of activities.
Fun Activities Announced for District Conference Terri Politi 2019-03-06 06:00:00Z 0

President Elect Info for PETS

Posted on Feb 25, 2019
 
LoneStar PETS 2019 is only a couple of days away.  Thank you for registering.  I look forward to serving with you as we seek to make Rotary even stronger.  We have a full program in place to produce the best trained future presidents possible. 

If you haven't already done so, I invite you to download the mobile app that you will use throughout the event. To download the app follow these instructions -
 
President Elect Info for PETS Terri Politi 2019-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

TMI Podcast Highlights RYLA Students

Posted on Feb 05, 2019
 
Dominion Rotary Club of San Antonio recently sponsored two students for the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Conference.  Stephanie Gish, Past President of the Dominion Club hosted a podcast for TMI and featured the two students.  To listen to the podcast, click here.
TMI Podcast Highlights RYLA Students Terri Politi 2019-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
33rd Annual Alamo Heights Night at UIW Terri Politi 2019-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President-Elect Announces Theme Terri Politi 2019-01-17 06:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT 5840 PASSPORT CLUB

Posted by Terri Politi on Jan 17, 2019
Reconnect with Rotary through the new District 5840 Rotary Passport Club! 
This is a unique type of Rotary Club with flexible attendance where members participate in meetings and events of multiple clubs of their choice helping in service projects, fundraisers, and most of the things traditional club Rotarians do. The new Club's membership focus is on former Rotarians and Rotarians who are considering leaving a club due to schedule commitments.
 
 
DISTRICT 5840 PASSPORT CLUB Terri Politi 2019-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Early Registration Deadline Nears for PETS 2019 Terri Politi 2019-01-06 06:00:00Z 0 PETS

The Wimberley View Highlights Human Trafficking Symposium

Posted on Dec 15, 2018
A recent District 5840 symposium on Human Trafficking, presented in San Marcos, was highlighted in The Wimberley View newspaper on November 29th.  With permission from the paper, we are including Part 1 of a two part article, "Under Our Noses", written by Lance Winter, the Publisher. 
 
The Wimberley View Highlights Human Trafficking Symposium Terri Politi 2018-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Brady Club Warms Up McCulloch County

 
Brady Rotary Club had their third successful annual “Warm up with Rotary” project.  The club works with Keith’s Ace Hardware to purchase heaters at cost and raise money throughout the community to purchase them.  This year they hit their goal of 75 heaters. 
 
Brady Club Warms Up McCulloch County 2018-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

To Save Lives...Help With Global Grant!

Posted on Nov 29, 2018

Dear Rotary Friend,  

WE NEED YOUR HELP…we still need USD 6,900 DDF (or cash)…

The Rotary E-Club 9920 Francophone will participate as International Primary Partner​ in another​ Global​ grant​ (GG) project​ during this Rotary year, focussing​ on​ CKD, for​ a Hospital​ in​ Rachaburi province in Thailand, with the Rotary Club of Bangkok Pattanakarn as Host Club…4 Dialysis​ machines​ including​ training​ for​ a GG total budget of USD 55,000.​

To Save Lives...Help With Global Grant! Terri Politi 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Club Announces November Teacher of the Month

Posted on Nov 21, 2018
Congratulations to Mrs. Lesley Skrovan at Scudder Primary!  Mrs. Skrovan, who teaches Kindergarden, was recognized as the Rotary Club of Wimberley’s November Teacher of the Month.  Mrs. Skrovan was selected for this honor for the following reasons:
 
Wimberley Club Announces November Teacher of the Month Terri Politi 2018-11-21 06:00:00Z 0

New District Governor Designate Announced

District Governor Kathy Hubbard is pleased to announce the selection of Kristy Vandenberg as the District Governor Designate.  Past President Kristy will serve as District Governor in 2021-22. She is a valued member of the Rotary Club of Kerrville.
 
New District Governor Designate Announced 2018-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Tackling Solid Waste Management

PDG Judy Hutcherson wanted to make our District members aware of this project, regarding solid waste management.  Christtel Cáceres Torres, Secretary 2018 - 2019, Club Rotario Tegucigalpa Sur - Honduras, District 4250, reported that along with fellow Rotarian Carlo Palmese, they created a presentation that they are sharing with clubs.  
 
Tackling Solid Waste Management Terri Politi 2018-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Service and Engagement Terri Politi 2018-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Del Rio Makes Donation in Honor of Local Resident Terri Politi 2018-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Sponsors Human Trafficking Seminar Timothy Gikas 2018-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Beware

Dear Rotarian,

We have recently become aware that multiple accounts impersonating RI President Barry Rassin and General Secretary John Hewko have been created on such channels as email, social media (Twitter and LinkedIn), and WhatsApp. Please note that these are not authentic Rotary communications; they are phishing and spoofing attempts to obtain money and other
Rotarians Beware 2018-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day - October 24, 2018 2018-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Weekly - A Roundup of Rotary News Terri Politi 2018-10-09 05:00:00Z 0

Great Western Cattle Trail "Drovers Reunion"

Posted on Oct 02, 2018
 
The International Rotary project to memorialize the Great Western Cattle Trail began in 2006.   It was featured as the Cover Article of the “Rotarian Magazine” in the December, 2017 issue.   Now, on October 8, 2018, Monday, Columbus Day,  one of those posts will be rededicated
Great Western Cattle Trail "Drovers Reunion" Terri Politi 2018-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
OCTOBER IS POLIO PLUS MONTH Terri Politi 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of San Antonio, at the Dominion, Featured in Local Magazine

Posted on Sep 25, 2018
The Rotary Club of San Antonio, at the Dominion, was recently featured in the August 2018 Dominion Magazine.  A nice article on "Service Above Self", showcased information on Rotary as well as the Dominion Club.  David Wiechmann, current President of the club, penned the informative piece that describes Rotary and even
Rotary Club of San Antonio, at the Dominion, Featured in Local Magazine Terri Politi 2018-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Award Given to District 5840

Posted on Sep 25, 2018
 
At the Zone meeting in Boise, District 5840 won an award for having the most new members for Zone 21b for 2017-2018. Past District Governor Carol Holmes said, after receiving the award, "Thanks to all our presidents and clubs for making this happen and a special thank you to our
Membership Award Given to District 5840 Terri Politi 2018-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

Project Crayola a Big Success

The Rotary Clubs of Del Rio, Boerne Sunrise, Hondo D'Hanis, and the Rotary Club of Cd Acuna, Mexico joined forces to distribute school supplies to several schools in Cd Acuna, on September 7, 2018.  
Project Crayola a Big Success Terri Politi 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Morgan's Wonderland More Delightful than Frightful

Posted on Sep 17, 2018

Oct 31

 
To All District 5840 Members & Friends:
It is that time again.  Are we ready to help our currently projected attendance of 3500 handicapped children at Morgan's Wonderland on Halloween evening October 31, 2018?  Hopefully the answer is - YES WE ARE!!
 
Morgan's Wonderland More Delightful than Frightful Terri Politi 2018-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
September is Literacy Month Terri Politi 2018-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
DGE John Hutcherson Introduced at Zone Institute Terri Politi 2018-09-11 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange

Posted on Sep 10, 2018
   Have you ever dreamed of...     
  • Traveling internationally?
  • Living in another country?
  • Being fluent in another language?
  • Having a network of friends from around the world?
You must be 15 to 18.5 years of age upon departure...
 
Click here to learn more!
 
For more information on Rotary Youth Exchange, see our webpage here.
Rotary Youth Exchange Terri Politi 2018-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

Registration Now Open - District Conference 2019

 
Register today, to join us for the 2019 District 5840 Conference, May 3-4, in San Antonio, Texas.  The weekend will be filled with lots of fun activities, to include Wine Country Tours, local shopping, a golf outing, great speakers and breakout sessions.  Something for everyone!  EACH PERSON ATTENDING MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY.  To register, click here.  For a schedule of meeting activities, click here.  For a list of excursions, click here.
 
Registration Now Open - District Conference 2019 Terri Politi 2018-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

District Interact Conference

Nov 10

Attend the District 5840 Interact Clubs for the annual conference, Nov. 10, 2018 at The Winston School of San Antonio.  Cost for Rotarians is just $10.00.
District Interact Conference Terri Politi 2018-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Last Chance Discount for 2019 RI Convention Ends March 31 Terri Politi 2018-08-23 05:00:00Z 0
Global Scholar Grants for Graduate Students Terri Politi 2018-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Two Brothers, Two Clubs, One Mission! Terri Politi 2018-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

Member Focus: Barbara Baldwin

Posted on Jul 20, 2018
Barbara Baldwin, a member of the San Antonio Dominion Rotary Club, is passionate about "Safety Whys", a program she developed for training babysitters.  So much so, she had a table at the 2017 Atlanta International Convention. 
 
Member Focus: Barbara Baldwin Terri Politi 2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
2019 Rotary International Convention is in Hamburg, Germany Terri Politi 2018-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Greetings from District 5840 Governor, Kathy Hubbard

Posted on Jul 05, 2018
 
Welcome to Rotary District 5840, covering 44 counties in beautiful South Central Texas. We now have 2521 Rotarians in 57 clubs and 3 satellite clubs. We began as District 584 in 1912 with The San Antonio Rotary Club organized by Herbert J. Hayes.
Greetings from District 5840 Governor, Kathy Hubbard Terri Politi 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking Video

Posted on Jul 05, 2018
District Governor Kathy Hubbard is trying to increase awareness about Human Trafficking.  To learn more about this growing issue, take a moment to view this video, from the Texas Attorney General.  Click here to view the video.
Human Trafficking Video Terri Politi 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor and Officer Installation 

Posted on Jul 05, 2018
District Governor Kathy Hubbard, and her District Officers, were installed into office, June 22, at the Cana Ballroom, St. Peter's Church, in Boerne.  Over one hundred Rotarians and guests were in attendance.
District Governor and Officer Installation Terri Politi 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
2018-2019 Rotary International Theme Terri Politi 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Advertise Fundraisers on District Website Terri Politi 2018-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

District Goals 2018-2019

Posted on Jun 23, 2018
  • Improve synergy between Clubs and District
  • Enhance communication by leveraging ClubRunner, Rotary Club Central, & intermittent text/email communications [Business G Suite]
District Goals 2018-2019 Terri Politi 2018-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
60 Years of Rotary Service Terri Politi 2018-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

Procedure to Obtain Certificate of Insurance

Posted on Jun 13, 2018
The U. S. Rotary Club and District Liability Insurance Program provides general liability (GL) and officers’/employment practices (D&O/EPL) insurance coverage automatically to active U. S. Rotary Clubs, Districts, club and district foundations, Interact clubs, RYLA, PETS, Rotary Youth Exchange, and other organizations on file with Rotary Risk Management. 
Procedure to Obtain Certificate of Insurance Terri Politi 2018-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Technology Newsletter Tim Gikas 2018-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
SAVE THE DATE: June 22, 2018 - District 5840 Governor and Officers Installation Terri Politi 2018-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Scholarship for Water and Sanitation Professionals Terri Politi 2018-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

World Peace and Understanding Day

Posted on Feb 21, 2018
Greetings from Rotary Club of Madras Midtown, RI Dist 3232, Chennai, India.
 
On the occasion of 23rd February being World Peace and Understanding Day, it gives us immense pleasure in introducing our Rotary World Peace Project, A global project to effect World Peace.
 
World Peace and Understanding Day Terri Politi 2018-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Doing Good in the World Terri Politi 2018-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
DGE Kathryn Hubbard Attends International Assembly in San Diego Terri Politi 2018-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

2018 DISTRICT CONFERENCE AT BEAUTIFUL HORSESHOE BAY

Posted on Jan 28, 2018

CELEBR8 SUCCESS 2018

 
HORSESHOE BAY RESORT!
HERE WE COME!
 
DISTRICT CONFERENCE
DISTRICT 5840
MAY 4-6, 2018
 
To receive the Room Block rate you must make your reservation by April 3!
 
TAKE A LOOK AT THE DISTRICT CONFERENCE
BROCHURE BELOW AND SIGN UP NOW!
 
Dress code:  Business casual except Saturday night: Business/Cocktail/Black Tie optional
 
Youth may now sign up for the Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.  Register with the Youth Option.