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The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend the District 5810 Interact and Rotaract Leadership Seminar on Sept 27!
1. Partnerships!  The District 5810 Youth Services Committee wants to partner with Interact and Rotaract Clubs and their sponsoring Rotary Clubs who are currently existing, just starting, or reactivating.
2. Bargain Fees!  The $25 registration fee per Interact or Rotaract Club is a *bargain* and includes all adult sponsors and student officers!  
3. Waivers available!  The registration fee will be waived if only one or two adults attend who want to learn more about starting an Interact club.
4. Light up Rotary!  The main speaker is District Governor Bill Dendy, a gifted storyteller who gets the message of Rotary across in many different ways.  He literally "lights up Rotary."
5. Successful Projects!  You will learn how to plan and implement successful projects for your Interact or Rotaract Club.
6. District Resources! You will learn how to use district resources to make your Interact or Rotaract Club stronger.
7.  Social Media! You will learn how to use social media tools to enhance communication for your Interact or Rotaract Club.
8. Networking!  You will be with other like-minded Rotarians, Rotaract and Interact officers to form a support network  of leaders. We encourage collaboration!
9. Club Resources!  Each Interact or Rotaract Club's Faculty Advisor will receive a manual with helpful resources and ideas. 
10. Oktoberfest!  When the seminar ends at Noon, you can attend Oktoberfest in downtown McKinney on the Courthouse Square!
Remember!  Faubion Middle School, 2000 Doe Rollins, McKinney, TX 75069 on Saturday, September 27, 8:30 AM until Noon!  
The Registration form is on the District website. Complete it and e-mail it to Sandi Froese ( this week!
Yours in Rotary,
Sandi Froese, District Interact Committee Chair
Rotary District 5810
903-815-4779 cell


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 9/7 - Rockwall Rotary Club

Club President: Bart Miller
Project: Hot Bike Ride
Our signature activity is the Hot Bike Ride, started in 1986.  This will be the 29th year for the event.  It started as a way to help us fund our original Polio Plus commitment. 
It is now our major fundraiser used to funder two College Scholarships, $10,000 each, to local high school graduates as well as an endowment to help make those scholarships self-funding.
The proceeds help facilitate our newly started Bikes for Kids program.  This program coordinated with the Boys and girls Club and other community organizations to provide over 200 bikes and helmets to area families last Christmas.  The Bike for Kids program has grown over the last two years that the Rockwall Rotary Club became involved with it and has provided a six-fold increase in the number of bikes provided to area youth via the community Toy Drive headed by our local aid organization, Helping Hands.

A Funfilled Family Event Under the Trees at Centennial Park - Commerce, Texas
with local bands, ensembles & groups featuring: Jazz, Dixieland, Percussion, Steel Drums & Vocal Performers
Concessions and Children's Play Area   ---
Entrance is Free  --  Karl Clauss, President Commerce Rotary Club  972-415-4165 Cell  903-886-6171 Home

July 15, 2014

In accordance with Rotary District 5810’s Manual of Procedure, the District Nominating Committee is pleased to invite any Club in the District to submit its suggestion for District Governor for the Rotary Year 2017 – 2018 to the District’s Nominating Committee.

Nomination s must be submitted by midnight of September 15, 2014.
The Nominating Committee will meet for the selection process on September 20, 2014.
GREAT NEWS!!!  Rotary University is Back with Club Operations scheduled for Saturday, October 4th.
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.
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!
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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