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    News Release as of Nov. 14, 2015
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. 
“Our plans for helping reduce the huge issue of hunger in North Texas will provide an estimated 1 million pounds of nutritious food and fresh produce each year,” says RCPC President Karen Farris. One in six residents of NTFB’s Dallas County service area are food deprived, affecting one in four children, according to Feeding America estimates.
Farris announced that Park Cities Rotary Clubs’ plans for this mobile food pantry are finally a reality. This mobile food pantry will be co-branded with NTFB, RCPC and TCB Bank logos. Company or individual donors who provide $1,000 or more will receive miniature model food trucks imprinted with their names on top.
The Rotary Club of Park Cities has just been named Rotary’s District 5810 Club of the Year for 2014-15, having also earned it in three earlier years. Comprised of 65 Rotary Clubs, District 5810 represents the nine county area around Dallas. Founded in 1948, RCPC meets from noon until 1 p.m. every Friday at NorthPark’s  Maggiano’s restaurant.  RCPC’s 165 membership make it one of the largest clubs in District 5810.  Members are encouraged to bring guests to these meetings, and visitors are welcome to attend. Weekly programs, featuring area leaders such as the commander and several crew members of the USS nuclear submarine, WFAA Sports Anchor Dale Hansen and award-winning Rena Pederson, author of four books, and former editor of the Dallas Morning News editorial page. 
The world’s first service organization, Rotary International’s 2015-16 theme, “Be a Gift to the World,” combines with its continuing theme of “Service Above Self.” Providing services to more than 200 countries, Rotary International’s primary focus and challenge since 1985 is ending polio worldwide.  Its END POLIO NOW campaign goal has almost been reached, with only13 cases reported in Afghanistan, and only 38 cases in Pakistan during 2015. Nigeria, Somalia and Cameroon are the most  recent countries to be declared Polio Free in 2015.
For more information, contact: Co-chairs:
Linda Tunnell -214-926-3974  or
Ley Waggoner - 214-912-0090

The Rotary Club of Dallas has announced that the date for President Ravindran to speak at their club, has been changed.  THE NEW DATE IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 AT THE SHERATON DALLAS HOTEL.
Please click on the following link to register: Register for the luncheon


$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. 
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.
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.
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).

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.  Drawing December 3, 2015


The long wait is over.

Rotary University's next class is global operations, scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 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.
"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." 

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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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.