March 2024 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Curtis' Message for March
I recently listened to a recording of the Zone webinar that presented the many plans for Rotary for the next three years. I was taken by three words that were mentioned more than a few times by the presenters.
Lock in Early Bird Pricing for District Conference
District Governor John Curtis invites you to join him at the BOOTS AND BLING DISTRICT CONFERENCE & GOLF TOURNAMENT on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th in Rockwall, Texas! Register today to lock in early bird pricing of $200 for both days.  Our guest speaker is Past Rotary International President, John Germ. Click for more details and hotel information.
Golfers Wanted for District Golf Tournament
GOLFERS AND SPONSORS WANTED for the District Conference Golf Tournament on Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Buffalo Creek Golf Club, 624 Country Club Dr, Rockwall, TX 75032,  1:00 P.M. Tee Time. Tickets are $125 and includes dinner after the event. Click to Register.
Register for District Service Project - April 13th
Your support is needed for the District Service Project for the Boys and Girls Club Northeast! Both donations and volunteers to pack summer supply boxes at the District Conference on Saturday, April 13th at the Rockwall Rotary Hall are wanted. Click here for more information on how to donate or purchase supplies. Sign-up to pack summer bags.
Save the Date for the District 4-Way Speech Contest
Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4, 2024 for the District 4-Way Speech Contest 9:30AM at the Westwood School’s Black Box Theater, 14240 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75244. Contestants will need to arrive between 8:45-9:15 a.m. on May 4, 2024 to check in (no check ins will be accepted after 9:20 a.m.). Click here to register your contestant.
Grand Prairie Metro Helps Families in Need through Soup's on for Love
Rotarians at work! A team from Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club participated in the 14th Annual Soup's on for Love event to raise much-needed funds for LifeLine for Families, Inc., a local non-profit that works to reduce homelessness among families of school children in crisis who are enrolled in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. 
Roll 'Em Out, Move 'Em Forward 
During January and February, Prestonwood is working with two other organizations; The National Council of Jewish Women Dallas and The Dallas Founder Lions Club to collect rolling suitcases for Mosaic's Family Services. This project has met with great success and at our Happy Hour on the 5th Wednesday in January, we gathered at Anayla's Scratch Kitchen to add to our collection. 
Loading boxes for LovePacs Plano
About once a month North Texas Pioneers Club enjoys loading boxes for LovePacs Plano. They have successfully served over 5,200 needy students in the Plano ISD during the 2023-2024 school year so far this year.  It’s a service project which takes very little time and helps a lots of children in need!
Fairview Rotary Club Raises Nearly $10,000 for Polio Eradication Efforts

Last month, a PolioPlus presentation captivated the members of Fairview Rotary Club, as documented in the attached photo. The presenter, who had taken the initiative, successfully rallied the small 18-member club, resulting in a remarkable fundraising achievement of $3,220 during that particular meeting.

RCPC Volunteers Adapt to Changes at Ronald McDonald House 
Ronald McDonald House has been open to volunteers for a couple of years now following COVID. In 2024 they have changed their staff to include a chef to prepare the meals.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $7,500 to Mesquite ISD Education Foundation
Mesquite Rotary Club president Jones Doughton presented a $7,500 donation check to the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation at their meeting on February 13th. Foundation executive director Randy Lewallyn accepted the check.
Register Today for Singapore Convention
Now is the time to sign up for the Rotary International Convention being held in Singapore.  The convention begins on May 24 thru 29.  The price will go up in March 31st, 2024.  
Upcoming Events
Lone Star PETS
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb. 29, 2024 – Mar. 03, 2024
March Theme - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Mar. 01, 2024 – Mar. 31, 2024
March District Roundtable
Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco
Mar. 09, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
PDG Luncheon
Park Cities Club
Mar. 10, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
World Rotaract Week
Mar. 11, 2024 – Mar. 17, 2024
April Theme - Environment
Apr. 01, 2024 – Apr. 30, 2024
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Rotary News

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, and India.


The Host Organization Committee has organized tours that Rotary members can experience before and after the Rotary International Convention.


Geotracking improves polio outbreak response targeting, ensuring fewer children are left behind

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