September 2019 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG Beverly Grogan's September Message
What a GREAT Month we kicked off for membership! Our Membership Seminar, led by our District membership Chair Ean Sullivan and District Trainer, Katherine Stover, was so well attended. The enthusiasm on this topic was exciting- we went over our time limit and still had to cut off questions and suggestions. People brought new ideas- Jon Cocks proposed an at-large membership (Like a passport member) who belongs to one club but visits others frequently.  Karen Maxwell talked about Mommy satellites- mothers who have dropped off their kids at school and have nothing else to do but good works in the community!
ShelterBox's Livesaving Work In Syria
Syria is experiencing the worst humanitarian Crisis since World War II. Over 400 lives have been lost, 5 million refugees, and 6.5 million internally displaced people. Click the photo to see how ShelterBox is helping.
Computers for Schools in Dumaguete City
This year when the children in Dumaguete City in The Philippines returned to school, they had new computer labs to enhance their learning. It has been a long time coming. After his retirement Park Cities Rotarian, Bud Naifeh, and his wife joined the Peace Corps in 2006. They were deployed to Dumaguete City, where Bud was the Business Advisor to the Department of Science and Technology.
Allen Sunrise Transforms Allen Community Outreach
On Saturday, August 17, a team of eight Rotarians of Club Allen Sunrise and a three-man support crew from Allen’s Community Support Department manning a bobcat and a dump truck gathered bright and early to landscape a new 100-foot-long fence line along the alley next to the Allen Community Outreach (ACO) Food Pantry.
Dallas Rotary Presents Lifetime Achievement Award
Thursday evening, August 29th, more than 30 Rotarians from our Club showed up to surprise Joe Turecky and present him our Club’s Lifetime of Service Above Self Award. Joe is a highly decorated war hero and longtime member of the Rotary Club of Dallas. Now in his 90’s, Joe lives in an assisted living facility in Addison.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $2,500 to Support Addressing Mesquite Day

The Mesquite Rotary Club’s president John Taylor presented the City of Mesquite’s manager of neighborhood vitality Yolanda Wilson a donation of $2,500 at their meeting on August 13th, to assist with underwriting expenses for the annual Addressing Mesquite program.

Allen Rotary Club Online Canned Food Drive
Allen Rotary Club members answered the call recently and provided 5,000 meals for local children. The Allen Community Outreach agency provides lunch for approximately 500 needy students each day over the summer.  The ACO food supplies were gradually running low and a call was put out to help fund meals for 500 students for the last 10 days of summer before school began.
Rockwall Rotary Supports North Texas Food Banks
Rockwall Rotary is a proud supporter of the North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry. They have supplied volunteers to help sort fruit and vegetables for all of the 24 months that the Mobile Pantry has been coming to serve hungry families in Rockwall County.   The Mobile Pantry comes to the Church Of Prayer on the third Thursday of each month.
Rotary Club of Commerce Planetarium Polio Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Commerce wants our Planet to be free of Polio! There is no better way to share this mission than by hosting a Polio Fundraiser at our local Planetarium. Working together with TAMUC’s Planetarium, we’ve set a date for World Polio Day, October 24th, and we’re inviting our community to come out and join us.  Each ticket is a suggested donation of $10 for adults or $8 for children under 12. The goal is to raise funds and awareness for End Polio Now while also opening our Rotary doors to prospective new members.
Rosemeade Rotary Park Is Open
The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch embarked on a Signature Project back in 2012/2013 when, then President Ben Cunningham, challenged us to come up with a significant multi year project.  After almost a year and realizing our club is all about the support of kids in our community, we decided to raise money and purchase All Accessible Playground Equipment for the two cities we serve.
McKinney Rotary Club, Recognizes Member John Gay
After more than 54 years of McKinney Rotary Club membership former Mayor John Gay stepped down from the Club. On August 2nd, the club honored John and the current Mayor read a proclamation making 8.2 John Gay Day in McKinney. Texas House Rep and McKinney Rotary Club  member Scott Stanford presented John with a Texas Flag from the capital and Club President, Mike Bell presented John with a plaque from the club. There were over 80 members/guests in attendance.
White Rock Hosts RYLA Campers
White Rock Rotary hosted their three Ryla Campers and heard about their experiences. The camp was a life changing experience and even lead to a family reconciliation after camp in one case. The campers came from three different high schools, Conrad, Bryan Adams, and Lake Highlands. White Rock Rotary sponsors an Interact Club at Lake Highlands High School.
Frisco Presents Service Above Self Award
Det. Derek Fowler, of the Frisco Police Department, was recently honored with the Rotary Club of Frisco’s 1st Responders “Service Above Self” Award. Det. Derek Fowler, of the Frisco Police Department, was recently honored with the Rotary Club of Frisco’s 1st Responders “Service Above Self” Award.
Get Ready for World Polio Day 2019
24 October is World Polio Day! 
World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians all over the world to raise awareness about our efforts to eradicate polio for good. Join us by hosting an event in your community. Not sure what to do for World Polio Day? Here are a few ideas: 
RYLA Already Planning for 2020
Our district's 2019 Camp RYLA has wrapped up, but work on 2020's session, and the rest of the 2019-2020 RYLA season, is already rolling.
We have a committee hard at work to make the most of North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), coming up on September 19. NTGD is a massive regional campaign to raise funds for hundreds of local non-profits, and for the last several years, RYLA 5810 has participated. Please bookmark this page, or keep an eye out on your social media to join in on the efforts. Additionally, if your club is interested in partnering with RYLA 5810 to do a special fundraiser to support our year-round effort to train young leaders in our district, please contact Lauren Marold at
Youth Protection In District 5810
Thanks to all of the Rotary District 5810 club Presidents that are stepping up to help with our Youth Protection program this year. For years we have all been saying “There are NO Rotary Police” and to this day we do NOT have any. But with today's society, all of us need to be working to make sure that we do all we can to protect our youth in Rotary now and in the future. As our district YPO I have sent each and every club president and or the club YPO many forms to help you safeguard the youth that your club comes into contact with now and in the future. Not all clubs need or will use all of the forms and that is all up to you and your club.
Request For Rotary Volunteers
Each year, Plano ISD is responsible for the speech portion of the Regional Academic Decathlon competition.  This is a two day competition for schools across North Texas.  Rotary has been offered the opportunity to help judge the speech portion of the contest.  Individuals need no formal training.  There will be a formal training session before hand.  The competition is February 7th and will be held at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX.  There is a need for at least 36 judges for the speech event.   Training will begin around 9:45am (more details will be provided om January) with the competition beginning after noon.   Lunch will be served and it should be finished by 5:00pm.   
Please fill out this short Google form if you can be a judge:
Please contact Robert Eppler (Associate Principal of Student Activities, Plano East High Senior High School) for all questions:, 469-752-9012
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