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Water and Sanitation Action Group:  WASRAG
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Rotary Global History Fellowship:  RGHF
Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship: ROSNF
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Looking for information on the 4-Way test contest?  Then go here.

Who will win Rotarian of the Year?  Which club has bragging rights to the Best Club in the District?  Who will be recognized for their Service Above Self?  Those questions and many others will be answered on October 3rd as we celebrate the great Rotary year 2014-2015.  Please join us at the Haggard Party Barn in Plano on Saturday, October 3rd as we celebrate a year well done.  Your host, PDG Bill Dendy will provide light refreshments and drinks.  Please REGISTER HERE.

To finance the Club's Centennial Project of building a playground in Forest Park, the club is raffling off 3 great prizes: Grand Prize is a 2015 Polaris Ranger 900 Crew ATV; Second Prize is a Mini 14 Ranch Rifle and Third Prize is a Kindle Fire HD6 Tablet.  Tickets are $20 each or a book for $100.  Contact Sharon Rolirad at 808-225-6205  or to purchase tickets.


The long wait is over.

Rotary University's next class is Rotary basics and new member Orientation, scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015

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.
In accordance with Rotary District 5810’s Manual of Procedure dated May, 2015, the District Nominating Committee is pleased to invite any Club in the District to submit its suggestion for District Governor for the Rotary Year 2018 – 2019 to the District’s Nominating Committee.
Nominations must be submitted by midnight of September 28, 2015.
The Nominating Committee will meet for the selection process on October 3, 2015.
Completed suggestions, including a properly executed club resolution, the nomination form, and the candidate’s photo, must be e-mailed to the District Parliamentarian at so that it arrives by Midnight on September 28, 2015. A suggestion submitted using regular mail will be accepted at “Governor Nominations, P.O.Box 796126, Dallas, Texas 75379-6126” provided they are in the mailbox by 5:00PM on September 28, 2015. Hand delivered submissions will be accepted if arrangements are made for delivery before 7:00PM on September 28, 2015. It is highly recommended that a Rotary Bio of the suggested nominee be included.

 Mark your calendars now!

Challenge Air for Kids & Friends will be hosting our 2nd Annual Hangar Dance on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
This year's theme, Dancing among the Clouds will be brought to life by a celebration unlike any other!
The Greenville Rotary Club, aka the Noon Rotary Club, honored Pam Queen as Rotarian of the Year and presented William “Buddy” Oxford with the Friend of Rotary Award for 2015 at their annual banquet on June 23.
Outgoing Rotary Club President Troy Brakefield honored Queen for her countless hours spent in the community working with Hunt County Shared Ministries, CASA and Greenville Chamber of Commerce functions, as well as supporting the club’s activities including Chili Fest, the Haunted Landmark, the Cotton Patch Challenge and its student scholarship program.
Oxford was honored for volunteering hundreds of hours over the past few years as security for the club’s Haunted Landmark, which raises funds to support the club’s community programs.
"Past President Karl Clauss, Commerce Rotary Club recently had the opportunity to visit the Rotary Club of Bangkok Rapchadapisec  in Thailand and was presented with the unique Rotary Pin of Thailand. Next to Karl Clauss is the District Governor of District 3350 Krai Tungsanga.  The Rotary Club of Bangkok Rapchadapisec would welcome an interaction with our district and send their greetings." 

Thursday, October 9, members of The Addison Rotary Club, presented to Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) a check in the amount of $200,000—the proceeds from the club’s annual golf outing held yearly since 1990. Now in its 24th year, the Addison Rotary Open (ARO) took place at Gleneagles Country Club on September 8, 2014; approximately 225 golfers made the event a competitive and fun day. Since 2010, The Addison Rotary Club and its foundation, the Addison Rotary Foundation, has raised more than $1 million for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and is the charity’s second largest annual fundraiser. 2014 ARO Chair, Lance Pendley says, “The most amazing part of this story is that The Addison Rotary is a relatively small club with about 45 members which means that each member has raised approximately $22,000 over the past 5 years.” Since the operational cost of a night’s stay at RMHD is $125, it is estimated that the ARO has raised funds to pay for over 8,000 nights at the House with the $1 million raised.

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

Club President: Ralph Byerly
Project: A Taste for Dallas Sports
In 2006, A Taste for Dallas Sports was formed to celebrate Dallas-Fort Worth sports teams and raise funds and awareness for two service projects. The Rotary Club of Dallas DreamTeam Program's purpose is to mentor and provide scholarships to DISD high school students. To accomplish this goal students are taught to recognize, develop and utilize their leadership, scholarship and service capabilities. The future potential fostered in these students will enrich the lives of countless others, leading to stronger and more cohesive communities. The Dreams for Scholars Endowment will allow us to provide scholarships to deserving students.
The Dallas Trinity Rotary Club focuses on A Bridge to Service with projects such as student scholarships, classroom technological equipment, student school supplies, school supplies, school uniforms, family and child support programs such as CASA and The Well Community, to name just a few. 


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.
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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.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 34000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio.