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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.

 
 
 
 

The long wait is over.

Rotary University's next class is Global operations, scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 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.
 
 
 
 
The 2015 Rotary International Convention is in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 6-9, 2015.  I  recommend that you start planning now.  I am including Visa application information and forms, RI Convention Hotel information and the 2015 RI Convention registration information forms.  Sao Paulo is going all out to make this an exciting event and on Sunday June 7, 2015 the city will with Rotary International have the annual Carnival Parade and Rotarians will get to participate. There are 134 Carnival Clubs who will be in the parade and the parade rivals the one in Rio.  Remember Sao Paulo is the largest city in the Americas.
 
The Houston RI District is negotiating for another “Cowboy Dinner Cruise” and I hope to have more details soon.
 
See you in Sao Paulo.
 
Important dates:
15 DECEMBER 2014 - Early-registration deadline
2 FEBRUARY 2015 - Official housing deadline
31 MARCH 2015 - Pre-registration deadline
30 APRIL 2015 - Registration/ticket cancelation deadline
 
Download the hotel reservation here
Download the RI registration and ticket form here
Download the Brazil visa application here
Download the convention brochure here
 
Karl Clauss
RI District Convention Promotion Chair 
 

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THE ADDISON ROTARY CLUB PRESENTS A $200,000 CHECK TO RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF DALLAS
 
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.

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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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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.
 
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