February 2024 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Curtis' February Message
Past District Governor Bill Slicker often reminded us that “This is a great day to be a Rotarian”. How true. Today is not only a great day to be a Rotarian but the start of a great time this Spring to come together as Rotarians to share our works and learn about all things Rotary as well as have some fun while we take on these many activities.
Mike Callahan Selected District Governor 2026-27
Mike Callahan from the Prestonwood Rotary Club and Past President of the Dallas East Rotary Club has been selected as our District Governor 2026-2027. Please congratulate Mike and thank him for his continuing contributions to the growth and strength of District 5810, and wish him well in the new chapter of his Rotary leadership.
Register Early for District Conference
Mark your calendars for 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.
Ignite Your Rotary Club's Public Image: Play the Public Image Champion Games!
Public image is the key to creating a lasting impact and attracting both members and community support. The Public Image Champion Games have been meticulously designed to empower Rotary Clubs to master the art of self-promotion through five engaging tasks. 2023-24 Public Image Champion Games
Rotary 2024-25 Theme Revealed
Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick revealed the 2024-2025 presidential theme, The Magic of Rotary, at International Assembly. 
"We are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand. It's up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member."
Camp RYLA 2024 Well Underway
Preparation for Camp RYLA 2024 began as soon as the last camper left in 2023, and now that we are entering February, all planning is full speed ahead! 
Roll ‘em Out, Move ‘em Forward
Prestonwood Rotary Club is sponsoring a community service project to gather suitcases (2 wheels or 4 wheels only) to benefit Mosaic Family Services.
Coppell Christmas Party with a Purpose! 
This year Coppell Rotary came together to make a meaningful impact. We're thrilled to share that we donated 75 beautiful dolls of color to the CBates "Barbie Like Me" Drive, ensuring that every child feels seen and celebrated during the holidays. 
Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy Interact Installation
On January 9, 2024, seventeen students from Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy were installed as new PTAA Interact Club members. 
Bringing Joy to Seniors this Christmas 
This past holiday season, Coppell Rotary in collaboration with Metrocrest Services were able to ensure that 5 deserving seniors in our community were well taken care of with large gift baskets.
You're Invited to Joint Rotary Program "Flight to End Polio"
You're invited to a at a joint Rotary meeting on Wednesday, February 21 at 12PM at Gleneagles Country Club to hear the incredible story of two pilots and fellow Rotarians, Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels of Iowa, who recently completed a journey of a lifetime. The two cousins circumnavigated the world in a single-engine piston aircraft. The mission of this historic flight was to raise awareness and funds in support of the Rotary End Polio Now project. On July 30, 2023, the Flight To End Polio pilots completed their 90-day, 30,000-mile, flight that included 37 landings in 19 countries. Click to RSVP.

Stocking the Teachers' Stockings in Wylie
Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork enjoyed a visit from District Governor John Curtis, his lovely wife Janie, and District Governor Elect Mary Bedosky at our weekly luncheon in December. Everyone had fun with our group's silly antics during "fine" time, and commented what a relaxed, friendly, and close group we have. It just so happened to be the DG's birthday and we were lucky to celebrate the day with him.
New Roof for the Church of the Living God PGT Plano 
Bishop R. T. Turner a member of the North Texas Pioneer club mentioned at a club meeting his church was in bad need of a new roof. With the help of the club's members through fundraisers and donations and the much-needed donation and help from Absolute Roofing their new roof was not a dream but a reality. The members of the church are very appreciative to Rotary for their kindness!
Bonton Wellness Center Groundbreaking 
On a beautiful December day, dignitaries and some Park Cities Rotary members assembled to break ground for the new Bonton Wellness Center. The Bonton area was not only in a food desert, but also in a healthcare desert. 
Sensory Room at Hartman Elementary 
To say we're proud of this project is an understatement. Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork funded a sensory room at Hartman Elementary, turning a former book room into a calm space that can be used for students who need to take a breather. 
 Holiday Magic with Coppell Rotary's 3rd Annual Christmas Arts Experience! 
We're thrilled to share the joy and festive spirit that filled the hearts of Coppell students, families, and teachers at our 3rd Annual Christmas Arts Experience!  This year, Coppell Rotary proudly provided 150 tickets to "A Jolly Holiday Singalong" at the Coppell Arts Center, creating lasting memories for all.
Upcoming Events
February Theme - Peace and Conflict Prevention
Feb. 01, 2024 – Feb. 29, 2024
Melissa's Community Chili Cook-Off
Feb. 08, 2024 12:00 p.m.
February District Roundtable
Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco
Feb. 10, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rotary Means Business Social
12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse
Feb. 13, 2024 5:00 p.m.
Rotary's 119th Birthday
Feb. 23, 2024
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Pints for Polio
3 Nations Brewing Co
Feb. 26, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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Greenville Daybreak
Wylie East Fork
Plano West
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