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Rotary Action Groups and Fellowships

Water and Sanitation Action Group:  WASRAG
 
For a complete listing of Action Groups, click here.
 

 
Rotary Global History Fellowship:  RGHF
Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship: ROSNF
 
For a complete listing of fellowships, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
District 5810 Welcome

Welcome to the District 5810 Website !

 
District Governor: 
District Governor's 
 
 
District 5810 Stories, News, and Events
 
On April 16, 2016, District 5810 is hosting an Adoption Awareness Carnival. This important event provides a chance for prospective adoptive parents to meet and interact with children in the care of the state (foster care) who are available for adoption.  The goal is to get these children adopted into permanent, loving homes.
PLEASE NOTE: See Download Files for the four (4) forms that MUST be filed Each year in order to work with CPS children. Please send all four (4) forms to Linda by April 1, 2016 OR just do it now and make sure we have your help.
A location will be sent to each person that would like to work with us on this great event, as the time get closer to the date. This is a FUN event and a way to HELP our young people.
Our Chair-person is PDG, Linda Elliott, for more information; eh_enterprises@verizon.net
- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50023/Event/adoption-awareness-carnival-2016#sthash.fvhIHb1E.dpuf
> Go to calendar for the 4 forms that MUST be filed by April 1, 2016 <
 

 
 
 
Each year clubs wishing to apply for District or Global Grants must be qualified.  Club qualification is achieved by having one member of your club attend the annual Grants Qualification Seminar.  This year's seminar will be held at the Plano Chamber of Commerce, 1200 E. 15th St., Plano, on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., after Roundtable.
 
The cost is free with no advanced registration.  There will be registration forms at the event, so when your representative arrives be sure he/she registers -- if your club is not on the registration form, your club will not be qualified to apply for grants next Rotary year.
 
This seminar will provide you with a wealth of information as to which types projects are eligible/ineligible, what forms to use, critical dates, size of projects, partnering opportunities, and much more.  Consider sending more than one representative -- the more eyes and ears, the more informed your club will be.  
 

 
 
As so many of our Rotary clubs are doing more & more for the youth in our area, some of our young
people are in need of some help. Rotaract member, Bailey Wilson and two (2) other Collin College
Rotaract Club members are working hard to go to the this years Rotary international Convention, in
Seoul. In order to do so the three (3) of them are in need of $6,000.00 as 50% of the cost for the
three (3) on this great trip for Rotary district 5810. Many of our clubs have donated to help with
their trip. If your club did please send the money to Bailey as soon as you can. Or go to
www.gofundme.com or ask for more information; baileywilson1992@gmail.com or at 469-247-8542
 
We also have two (2) of the new members that are starting a NEW community based Rotaract club
are willing to go to the RYLA event and training conference at George Washington University, The
registration, room, and travel the two (2) of them will need $2,000.00 as 50% of the cost. The
President is Marielle Lopez, marielle.lopez.ml@gmail.com & their GoFundMe page is:
http://www.gofundme.com/ryla2016.
 
Any person, group or club that can help - Please do so to help out youth.
 

 
 

The long wait is over.

Rotary University's next class is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016

 
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.
 
 
 
 
For the last Rotary Round-Up for 2015 - click on the link above.
 

 
 
The next information meeting for the 2016 (two trips) to Nicaragua is scheduled for Sat. 12, December at 10:00am. The location will be 2201 Ave K, Suite B-100, Plano, TX 75074. For more information, David Bowman, Chair, International Service Committee. Plano Rotary, cell 803-609-4771 and ndbowman@aol.com. PDG. Sandra Forster, sassysdy@gmail.com or PDG, Ean Sullivan 214-552-1509.
 

 
 
The 149th International Rortary Convention takes place in Seoul, Korea from May 28 until June 1, 2016. This year’s convention program offers attendees an outstanding combination of information, inspiration, and entertainment. You’ll hear about new initiatives for the organization.  You’ll have the chance to make a positive difference with a hands-on service project. 
 
Participate in pre-convention activities
Even before the convention officially begins, you’re invited to attend special events.  Connect with young leaders at the Rotaract Pre-convention and share ideas at the Youth Exchange Officers meeting.  Attend the World Water Summit to learn about the latest water and sanitation initiatives.
 
It’s Korea! Come early to:
 • Stay at a temple to relieve the stress of travel
 • Tour Korea with local Rotary members
 • Choose from a variety of health screenings and acupuncture therapies
And you’ll delight in unique cultural experiences.  Plan now to attend.
 
Attend Host Organization Committee events
As honored guests of Korean Rotary members, you’ll enjoy special experiences throughout your stay.  The Host Organization Committee is planning unforgettable events that will immerse you in Seoul’s distinct culture, including musical and dance performances by local artists.  Check back often to see what the HOC has planned for you.
 
Register
Rotary members, Rotaract members, and club and district employees can register for the convention online. An email confirmation is sent for all registrations, including faxed and mailed registrations. If a letter of invitation is required for your visa application, you will receive it with your confirmation.  
 
Remember registration fees are $ 310 for Rotarians if you register before December 15, 2015.  
The fees increase to $ 375 until March 31st.
After April 1, 2016 the fees are $ 440 so it pays to register early.
 
Visa
American Citizens with valid U.S. passports may enter Korea for a period of 90 days without a visa (arrival day counts as day number one).
 
 

 
 
 

$201,150 For Ronald McDonald House!

 
The Addison Rotary Club celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Addison Rotary Open (ARO) golf tournament on Monday September 14, 2015 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano.  The ARO is consistently ranked as one of DFW’s top charity golf tournaments and attracts a crowd of nearly 250 golfers. Addison-based GLM, DFW, Inc. returned as the presenting sponsor for the sixth consecutive year and for the eighth year the outing benefits Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD). Says Mary Galvan, owner of GLM, DFW, “Joe and I are pleased to sponsor this event each year, we believe in the philanthropic efforts of the Addison Rotary and we wholeheartedly support the mission of RMHD.” Ronald McDonald House of Dallas provides a home away from home for families with seriously ill or injured children seeking medical treatment at area hospitals. One of those families, the Turner family from Eufaula, Oklahoma, experienced a lengthy stay at RMHD from February through May of 2015. Clay Turner recounted to the packed room his experience at the House after his five year old son received serious leg and pelvis injuries and his two year old daughter sustained a critical brain injury due to a car accident. Said Turner, “Even though I’m a strong Christian, it was a time of extreme despair and fear for our family and Ronald McDonald House was a source of comfort for us. 
 
 
 

Rotary Club of Park Cities Provides Mobile Food Pantry

To purchase the first Mobile Food Pantry in the DFW Metroplex, the Rotary Club of Park Cities (RCPC), partnering with Texas Capital Bank (TCB) will present a check to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) at noon, Friday, December 11. RCPC members will meet with leaders of TCB at the NTFB’s new headquarters,at the south end of the Dallas Farmers Market.
 
This partnership, targeting our community’s underserved residents, became especially urgent when the Texas state legislature’s House Bill 1485, which had passed three readings, failed in the last minute. Too many legislators were physically absent, so the bill was thrown out.  
 
The specially designed mobile food pantry is expected to be operational by January, will enable the NTFB to provide services to clients that its usual big trucks can’t reach. Residents in high-need areas, such as apartment complexes, housing units and senior citizens facilities will receive the equivalent of more than 830,000 meals delivered annually. 
 
 
 
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.

Enjoy!
 
 
 
 
 
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.