June 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Howard Templin's June Message
June is Rotary Fellowship Month.  This is a great time to have a club social event to celebrate your club’s accomplishments of this Rotary year and your incoming officers. 
Join Us at the DG, District & Club President Installation
Come join us on Thursday, June 29 at 5PM for the DG John Curtis, District Leadership and Club President Installation at the Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Ste 1700 in Dallas. Tickets are $70/person. Reserved seating opportunities available.  Click to buy tickets.
Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Yes, come join with your Rotarian friends and families on July 22 at the ballpark (Globe Life Field) and cheer the home team on as they play those dastardly Dodgers from Los Angeles.
2023 4-Way Speech Contest Winners
Saturday's finalists are (in order): 1st place - Joshua Li (Plano West Sr. High School), 2nd place - Lina Nguyen (McKinney High School), 3rd place - Carlen Cannon (J.J. Pearce High School), 4th place (1st runner up) - Jade Young (Midlothian High School), 5th place (2nd runner up) - Milan McKnight (Frisco Reedy High School)and 6th place (3rd runner up) - Francisco Lopez (Prairie East Advantage Academy)
2023-2024 Global Grant Scholar
Kyle Kass is a 2023-2024 Global Grant for Rotary District 5810 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coppell. This is his story as reported in the Coppell Gazette:
New Public Image Tools!
The District Public Image Team has created some new PUBLIC IMAGE TOOLS for Clubs! These tools are located on the Public Image Resources Page. 1. Canva Tool Kit - step-by-step instructions on how to create a tool kit 2. Pre-Event Checklist - use this checklist as a guideline for public relations for when you hold your next fundraiser

Go Green Challenge | Rotaract & Rotary Partnership
The Plano Community Rotaract Club recently led the Go Green Challenge, a two-month-long initiative that aimed to promote environmental sustainability and encourage people to adopt eco-friendly practices. The challenge kicked off in March, to celebrate World Rotaract Week, and ended in April, in support of Rotary’s area of focus: Protecting the Environment.

Rotarians Fuel Racers
Wylie Rotarians fueled hot-rodders with free hot dogs as nearly 300 2-5-year olds prepared to race in the 19th Annual Wylie 500 Pedal Car Race. Families enjoyed the spring afternoon as the kids race 500 inches through Wylie's historic downtown in pedal cars supplied by Wylie merchants. Rotarians raised an extra $300 in "tips" to add to the City's donation to the local Special Olympics.

Coppell Rotary & Lions Club Join Forces for Coppell's Heritage Park
The Rotary Club of Coppell and the Coppell Lion's Club joined forces for the improvement of Heritage Park in Coppell.
Rotary Parades of Plano 4th of July Parade
The 4th OF JULY PARADE IN PLANO will be held during PLANO'S ALL AMERICAN 4TH on Tuesday, July 4th. Located at Collin College, Spring Creek Pkwy between Jupiter Rd and Parker Rd. The festival opens at 6 p.m., the parade starts at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. The festival ends at 10 p.m. 
Plano West Supports Plano’s 150th Birthday Celebration
On June 3, 2023 the City of Plano celebrated its 150th birthday in Haggard Park with a free celebration for the entire community. Guests could enjoy live entertainment, cupcakes, family activities and booths with all sorts of information on the offerings from city departments. Heritage organizations were set up around the park to educate guests on various aspects of the city’s history.
Thanking our First Responders
On Thursday, May 25th, the Preston Trail Rotary Club celebrated our local First Responders by preparing a delicious lunch for them.
Providing Dignity and Support
In an effort to serve the homeless in our community, we decided to volunteer with Streetside Showers. This remarkable organization provides hot showers, hygiene, and clothing to the homeless and those in need. We volunteered at their Plano location as shower valets on Saturday, May 6th.
Awards for Long-Time Rotarian
Two awards were presented to Dr. Chris Parr by Randy Wright, fellow Rotarian and long-time friend: one was for journalism and the second was for science.
Coppell Rotary & Interact Hosts Rise Against Hunger
Coppell Rotary and CHS Interact groups brought RISE AGAINST HUNGER to Coppell on Mya 21st. The group raised over $4,000 which provided the funds to make 10,000 meals.
Rotarians volunteer for Celina Cajun Fest!
On May 13th, the Rotarians from the Preston Trail Rotary Club enthusiastically assisted the City of Celina with their annual Celina Cajun Fest!
Four-Way Speech Contest Sponsored by Addison Midday Rotary Club
On May 16, the George H. W. Bush Elementary School in Addison held a Four-Way Test Contest for students in the third, fourth and fifth grades.  The contest was sponsored by the Addison Midday Rotary Club (AMRC).
Grand Prairie Metro Serves at Memorial Day Celebration
Grand Prairie Metro was honored to once again serve hotdogs, chips, etc. at this year's Memorial Day Celebration hosted by Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation.
Upcoming Events
June Theme: Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
June Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
Jun 10, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
DG & Club President Installation
Park Cities Club
Jun 29, 2023
Deadline for Clubs to report activites to RI
Jun 30, 2023
Semi-Annual RI dues are payable to RI
Jul 01, 2023
July Roundtable
Jul 08, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
View entire list
Plano East
Wylie East Fork
Rotary News

In Rotary magazine’s 2023 Photo Awards, we see the world courtesy of this year’s finalists.


The Imagine Impact Tour brings Gaby Moreno to her home country of Guatemala to inspire children to dream big.


As the gathering in Melbourne comes to an end, Rotary looks forward toward Singapore and a focus on mental health.

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