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Light Up District 5810 - Spotlight for 8/15 - Frisco Sunrse Rotary Club

Club President: Jenny Dowdy
Project: Help for Honduras
 In 2011, the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation began supporting a clean water initiative for Promise Home, a self-sustaining orphanage project in El Portillo, Honduras. Honduras is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere where over 50% of the people live below the poverty line. Each day the people of Honduras are faced with poverty, violence, death, and disease.


Due to a lack of infrastructure, water must be collected from a nearby, often polluted river and because of a lack of sanitation and filtration resources, the water of El Portillo is frequently contaminated with mud, pesticides and deadly pathogens, such as cholera and e. Coli. These pathogens can cause severe illness and even death, especially in children. Water collection is often dangerous and weather permitting. It is estimated that nearly as many as one-fifth of the world’s people lack safe drinking water and nearly 6,000 children die every day as a result of unsafe drinking water.


Because of the efforts of the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club, two water filters were installed in 2012 at the Promise Home site so water can be filtered in order to make it safer, but our project doesn’t stop here. The goal of the Frisco Sunrise Rotary is to provide Promise Home and the people of El Portillo a permanent source of safe drinking water through the installation of a water well and the provision of sanitation plumbing with an advanced filtration system.


In addition to helping bring water to Promise Home, the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club will be working to replace existing pilas for the people of El Portillo. A pila is a water collection unit. Typically found in rural Central America, they are often made of concrete and are typically a family’s only way to have a source of water in their homes as access to indoor plumbing is limited. Pilas are important to families because they're often used for drinking and washing for the family. Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club’s replacement of old or broken pilas with quality pilas will provide a safe way to retain and use water and help prevent mosquito and other pest infestation which can illnesses such as bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever.


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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 Rotary Basics and New Member Orientation scheduled for Saturday, September 6th.
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.
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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.

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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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