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Angel Kit Making Day (formerly Red Bag Assembly)
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 8:30 am. 
Location:   The Salvation Army Christmas Center, 9216 Harry Hines Blvd.  Dallas, Texas 75235 
Sign in will start promptly with a presentation and instructions on the assembly of the red bags.  If we have enough volunteers for the assembly of the red bags, we should be done by 12:00 noon.   
This is a very crucial part to have a successful year and Rotary’s involvement makes a difference. 
Please e-mail Candace Bucchan at to confirm attendance or if you have any questions.
Please read more for Angel Tree locations and dates.

Head for the Hills in April for a Fabulous District Conference

This year’s District 5810 Conference will be held April 16 – 19, 2015, at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, TX.  Kerrville in the spring has much to offer.  Thrill to the beauty of the bluebonnets nestled in the rolling hills, experience the stirrings of spring by venturing out of doors to golf, shoot skeet, bicycle, kayak, or just stroll along nature paths.  This District Conference will have something for everyone in the family.    

Registration is simple.  The cost is low - only $195/person if you register early.  Registering your spouse as well will insure that he/she gets to hear dynamic speakers, watch excellent entertainment, eat delicious food, and hear about exciting things that are going on in our district.  There will also be excursions that are family-friendly and fun for all, so bring the kiddies. 

Click here to register.

After you register, be sure that your call 800-292-5690 to reserve your room at the low, discounted rate of $99 a night.  This will be a vacation to remember for your whole family with fun, fellowship, and facts about Rotary’s impact on the world that will make you proud to be a Rotarian.



Attention:  All Presidents, Presidents-elect and Assistant Governors!

Rotary International Leadership Institute is holding the next class  February 7-8 in Waxahachie. This valuable Seminar can help you determine how to maximize your role as Leader of your club or  committee.  For only $250 inclusive (includes materials, Hotel room and Food)  you will have experiences that weekend with fellow Rotarians that give you new skills and insights about your club, your job and your personal life.  We ask that Clubs pay for the tuition if possible - it is an investment in the club’s Future.
After attending, Rotarians have wanted to send their spouses- tuition is only $200 for a non-Rotarian Spouse.    
Presidents Elect, this class is perfect timing for you to attend as you plan for your year of leadership next year. Your club can send any member- committee chairs,  officers… anyone who wants to make your club BETTER!!!  
Assistant Governors- if you have not attended, you can pick up some tips about working with Volunteers.

Registration is on the home page of District 5810 website (or click here)


Many of you have asked how to best honor the memories of Governor Bill & Kathy's mothers who each passed away within two days of each other the week of September 1st. 
Want to support The Rotary Foundation?
Want to win a Luxury Sports Vacation?
You can do both. Learn how!
To buy a raffle ticket CLICK HERE!
Rotary University's next class is District Operations scheduled for Saturday, November 1st.
Retaining Members:  Imagine if you had attended PETS training when you first became a Rotarian.  Well, this is your chance to send your Rotarians to training that far exceeds PETS training when all of the Rotary U courses are combined.  This training gives your members an insight into Rotary as they launch or further their Rotary career.  The more they know, the more Rotarians are ENGAGED.

The Rotary Club of McKinney Sunset wants to be the third Rotary club in McKinney. A satellite club of McKinney Sunrise is now being formed in the city’s historic downtown. The acting Chairs for this new effort are Sandi and Lyle Froese, members of McKinney Sunrise and active participants in District 5810. Getting a new club started is always a work in progress. Rotarians throughout the district are encouraged to assist in this effort by showing up and offering support to the folks who are new to Rotary. 

You can help by putting McKinney Sunset on your makeup list and dropping by these informational and organizational gatherings. This satellite club is a happy hour club that meets each Thursday afternoon at 5:15 PM at Louisiana St. Grill, 350 E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069. The Grill is two blocks east of the historic downtown square. There is no meal, just a bunch of folks with hearts for service on tabs or having a glass of iced tea, chips and salsa. Join us and encourage others who may be potential members. 

Showing the power of social media, a Rotarian from Branford CT found McKinney Sunset on Facebook and attended the second gathering of this new satellite club while on a trip through Texas. Shown here is Charlotte Mattei receiving a mini banner from club co-Chair, Lyle Froese.



Light Up District 5810 - Spotlight for 9/21 - Midlothian Rotary Club

Club President: John Johnston
Project: Civic Center Update
This project will be the first phase of a multi-phase renovation of the Midlothian Civic Center, which provides the meeting place for weekly meetings of the Rotary Club of Midlothian, as well as reception &meeting space for over 200 private & public events each year. The Midlothian Civic Center has a long and rich history of serving the needs of many civic and charitable organizations in Midlothian. The facility has been a central meeting place for groups such as the Rotary Club, Lions Club, VFW, Masonic Lodge, Girl and Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, the school district, and countless other groups and individuals since the 1950's. The building even housed the Midlothian Community Library for a time.
The facility has continuously run as a non-profit entity, the Midlothian Civic Center, Inc., since its original construction and its board of directors are made up of representatives from the various civic and charitable organizations previously mentioned. While the primary purpose of the facility is to provide meeting and event space at a very low cost to these worthy organizations, it is also rented out to local citizens, which helps generate enough revenue to cover operating costs. The facility has, and will continue to operate autonomously from the City of Midlothian, and therefore does not benefit from any tax payer subsidies. Over the last 60 years, the building has been expanded once, and undergone some minor renovations. While maintenance has always been adequately taken care of, the facility is in dire need of some renovations to improve the efficiency and functionality to meet the needs of groups and individuals today.
Phase One of the planned renovations will focus on the commercial kitchen facilities, which have not been updated for over fifty years. The current kitchen, because it is very antiquated, limits the type of events that can take place here, as well as impacting the cost of providing lunch for our Rotary Club and other civic organizations that use the facilities as a regular meeting space. The upgraded equipment will also mean food can be prepared in a much more efficient, safer and cost-effective way.

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s Noon Rotary Club has made a big donation toward the effort to purchase new seats for the Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA).
“We believe in the motto of ‘service above self’,” said President David Weiland as he presented a $5,000 check to the Greenville City Council Tuesday night.
Reed the full article at - CLICK HERE

SARASOTA, Fla., April 1, 2014 – As National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, approaches, Bruce Heller, a member of the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise of Rotary District 5810, has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization, ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts in 2013 to assist disaster survivors.

Please read more.

Once a month, Park Cities hosts a networking happy hour at different venues around Dallas and this month we were at the Inwood Theatre Bar.  As we were all mingling, a 35 year old patron asked several of us what we were doing and we told him we were with Park Cities Rotary and that we were having a networking happy hour.  He got a very confused look on his face and said isn’t Rotary a bunch of guys from the 1930’s and 1940’s and not relevant for him.  Several of us talked to him and then another guy who was at the bar and talked about different projects that Rotary had done from Kenya to Nicaragua to Childs Play at Bachman Lake to the 4th of July Parade.  He came across very intrigued and might actually show up to our meeting on Friday.  He was also very impressed by a potential new member of Park Cities who was at the happy hour and was talking about his time spent in Pakistan and Afghanistan giving the polio vaccine to people
I am not sure the best way to circumvent the perception that people have of Rotary other than showing them where it is different.
Rob Banes

Rotary Club of Desoto project to support Project Hand Up
As Rotarians you know about fundraisers.  There are so many types.  Golf tournaments and flag programs are great examples of tried and true methods.  At the last District Roundtable, however, we all saw something completely new.
It's an animatronic character that sings and dances and teaches ethics to children.
The links below are for videos that have been created to raise awareness about Rotary for members and non-members alike.  Please feel free to use them as you see fit. As we find more videos they will be added to the top of the list.

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