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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.
 
 
 
As you know, this year’s Rotary International theme is Light Up Rotary.  RI President-elect Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme because he was inspired by the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness."
 
"There are so many problems in the world, so many people who need help. Many people say, 'There's nothing I can do.' So they sit there doing nothing. Meanwhile everything stays dark.” He went on to say, "The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world.”
 
We believe that Rotary 5810 Rotarians are doing their part to Light Up Rotary in their communities and want to spotlight your projects weekly throughout out 2014-2015 Rotary Year. We will also feature your project in a cumulative review at our end of the year events. Attached you will find a form for your club to fill out spotlighting one of your key projects in order to explain its impact and significance for your community. Please include pictures and testimonials if you have them.
 
We would like to start spotlighting your projects beginning August 1, 2014. Please complete your form no later than July 25th, 2014. You can download the form here. ​Return all completed forms to Erin Mudie, District Governor Aide, at erinmudie@gmail.com. If you have questions, please contact Erin at 214.300.8362. 
 

 
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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.

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.
 
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