October 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5810
District Governor Howard Templin's October Message
As of the end of September I visited 58 clubs.  Most have come out of the COVID malaise, are gaining members and are trying new things; like doing hands-on community projects and having social events as an alternative to only club meetings.  These projects are great because these Rotarians are doing what they joined to do, make a difference.  I believe these projects inspire and energize our members. 
District 5810 Wins Awards at Zone
Rotary District 5810 was awared 3 Membership awards and a Public Image Citation at Zone this past week in Minnesota - highest growth rate in Zone 25B, highest number of new Rotary clubs chartered and highest number of new Rotaract clubs chartered. Congratulations to PDG Max Duplant for her leadership!
District Cruise Raffle

Win an entry for the District 5810 Cruise Raffle!! The District is giving away one room for the cruise on April 23 – 30, 2022. Winner will be announced in January. Each month (Oct-Dec), Clubs will have an opportunity to earn an entry to the raffle. To earn a raffle ticket in October, 1. Particiapte in the Pies for Polio Challenge* or 2. Host a Polio Fundraiser*. These events need to be submitted for District newsletter/social media promotion.

Donations for Annual Conference Cruise 
In August and September the Newman Smith Interact Club, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club and the Plano Community Rotaract Club have collected and packed 260 boxes weighing 5,504.5 pounds with 14,202 books and lots of school supplies.
Take Action on World Polio Day - Oct 24
Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for WORLD POLIO DAY to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated. 
Girl Possible is Coming!
District 5810 is on the hunt for 6th-8th grade girls who are making strides to change the world around them. United Nations declared October 11 International Day of the Girl. To celebrate, District 5810 is launching Girl Possible. We will identify young girls who can be the voice or role model for other young girls in our district.
PDG Bill Dendy Gets Pie In the Face
In demonstrating how PIES FOR POLIO might work as a fundraiser and raise awareness of Rotary's key involvement in the eradication of Polio, Roundtable attendees put up $141 to see DG Howard to take a pie for polio. 
Rotary Means Business!
District 5810’s first Rotary Means Business (RMB) social event was a GREAT success!  
With 50 plus Rotarians and guests in attendance, there was an overall GOOD feeling, knowing that everyone was sharing their business expertise with “Rotarians”.
Due to positive feedback, our next RMB will be November 8th 2022. 
Location: 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse  18010 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX. (more information to follow).

Rockwall Rotary Club Shoots for the Stars
It was a perfect day to raise money and awareness for the Rockwall Rotary Club’s important causes. The club recently held their annual Clay Shoot fundraiser, and raised more than $30,000 to give back to the community as well as to Rotary International causes. 

Joint Service Project for Boys and Girls Club!
The McKinney Rotary Club had a wonderful time painting the Teen Center at Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County with the McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club, Collin County Rotary, McKinney Lions Club, McKinney Kiwanis Club, and Key Club of McKinney High School. It was amazing to see all of these service clubs come together to serve this important organization in our community! There were 40+ volunteers totaling close to 200 volunteer hours. Great day of fellowship working together to serve others above self!
Join SPBH Rotary eClub for PINOT for POLIO During Entire Month of October
Please join the Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub in raising funds to End Polio by dining in or ordering take out at Cremona’s (www.cremonabistro.org) at 2704 Worthington Street, Dallas, TX 75204 (Phone 214-871-1115) any time during the month of October.
Honoring Veterans and First Responders
Visit the PLANO FLAGS OF HONOR at Oak Point Park for a week-long, full of events on Nov. 5- 12 honoring our Veterans and First Responders. Each flag on display has a dedication card that tells the story of a hero whose life is or was devoted in service to their fellow man. You are invited to share the story and photo of your heroes.
Pinot for Polio Plans!
Coppell Rotarians met at Landon Winery at The Sound to make plans for our October event, Pinot for Polio. Landon is donating 10% of the evening's proceeds to Rotary International Polio Plus.
36th Annual Pumpkin Run
On Saturday, October 8, the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club will host its 36th Annual Pumpkin Run at Joe Pool Lake.
Park Cities Volunteers at 9/11 Heroes Run
Under the leadership of Evan Altemus, head of the Rotary Club of Park Cities’ Veteran Support Team, members volunteered at the Travis Manion Foundations’ Run on Saturday, Sept. 17, to support the 8/11 Heroes Run.
Addison Midday Donates To WOVEN 
At our September 20 meeting, after Lisa Rigby, Executive Director of Woven Health Clinic made her presentation, the Addison Midday Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to WOVEN Health Clinic.
The donation will be used to provide 50 flu shots to those who can not afford the cost of the shot.
Over 85% of the patients at WOVEN Health Clinic are uninsured and 100% of the patients are below 250% of the poverty level.

McKinney Rotary Mentors Interact Students
McKinney Rotary's Interact Club members learn the importance of our club's flag program to raise funds for community and international non-profits and flying our American Flag proudly for those that lost their lives during 9/11! They placed and retrieved 83 flags in downtown McKinney. During this project, they learned the meaning of furling and unfurling a flag, proper handling of the flag and how to store them! Great job Interact Club members!
BBQ Luncheon for Rotary Veterans
Rotary Club of Plano East is holding their Annual Rotary Veterans Luncheon Event on Friday, November 11th, Veteran's Day at the Plano Flags of Honor at noon at the Oak Point Park. There is no cost to attend this event, however you must register by Nov. 7th to receive a meal. To register: https://bit.ly/RotaryVETS.
5th Monday Becomes Volunteering Day
Our club traditionally uses the 5th Monday of the month to host an evening social for members and spouses rather than our normal meeting. We continued this tradition August 29th with an ice cream social.

Dry Erase Markers for GHW Elementary School
On September 13, Principal Crowling from George H. W. Bush Elementary School spoke to the Addison Midday Rotary Club. At that meeting she was presented with Dry Erase Markers purchased by the Addison Midday Rotary Foundation.
Royce City Brings Back Golf Tournament 
After two years of not being able to hold a golf tournament due to Covid, Royse city rotary foundation, inc. is bringing back its annual golf tournament and renaming it the mike gilbert rotary classic after one of their own. mike gilbert is a strong believer, happily married to his wife Jackie of 55 years and counting, father of 4, grandfather of 5, and an avid golf player who worked for many years as a registered architect in the city of Dallas and the city of Plano.

Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub reaches out to Communities in August
The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health Rotary eClub staffed resource tables and provided information and educational opportunities to approximately 500 attendees at three community events during the month of October. These included the St Luke Community UMC Celebration Event for Families in Dallas, the Oak Street Clinic Community Health Fair in Mesquite and the NAMI North Texas FaithNet Pathways to Hope Conference in Dallas.
Upcoming Events
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
Grand Prairie Metro's Annual Pumpkin Run
Oct 07, 2022
October Roundtable
Christ United Methodist Church
Oct 08, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Royse City's Mike Gilbert Rotary Classic
Stone River Golf Course
Oct 14, 2022 11:30 AM
Royse City's Pink Ladies Bingo
Stone River Golf Course
Oct 14, 2022 2:00 PM
North Texas Pioneer's Pancake Breakfast
C3 Auto Dealership
Oct 15, 2022
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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