November 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5810
District Governor John Curtis' Message for November
November is Foundation Month. It is the time we focus on the value of giving so that we and the world around us may receive, and in so doing, We Create Hope in the World. What an exciting month for us in Rotary.
Notice from RI - Disaster response funds in Ukraine
Earlier this year, district governors were notified that we were reviewing concerns raised by leaders in District 2232 (Ukraine) about the Rotary Club of Kyiv International’s use of disaster response grant funds intended to support people affected by the war.
Gratitude Abounds: A Heartfelt Thank You for Book Donations to Mexico
In the heart of Mexico, the value of education and the hunger for knowledge continue to grow. Every child, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the opportunity to explore the world through the pages of a book. Thanks to the generosity of our Clubs, the students of our school in Mexico have been gifted the treasure of books and school supplies.  Our goal is 26,000 books - see the results thus far: 
Plano Flags of Honor 2023: Honoring Heroes, Celebrating Service
Join us for a week of honor and remembrance! Plano Flags of Honor 2023, November 4-11 at the Red Tail Pavilion, Plano presented by Plano East Rotary in collaboration with the City of Plano! A field of over 1,000 3′ x 5′ American Flags will express our gratitude to our veterans and first responders.
Park Cities Enjoys a Volunteer Morning at North Texas Food Bank
It was a great morning to volunteer at the North Texas Food Bank.

Royse City Rotary Foundation Fundraiser
Our Foundation hosted The Mike Gilbert Memorial Bowling Tournament Sunday, 10/8/23 2-4pm at Rowlett Bowlarama.

Fall Break Fun for a Rotary Adopted School
Wylie Rotary East Fork was so lucky to meet the new Principal of our adopted Wylie school Hartman Elementary.
Mesquite Rotary Inducts 2023-24 Leaders
The Mesquite Rotary Club recently hosted Rotary District 5810 Governor John Curtis, who discussed district goals, and also conducted induction ceremonies for the group’s 2023-2024 officers and board members.

Rotarians Set Up for Hope Under the Stars
Wylie East Fork Rotarians enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning volunteering to set up for Hope's Gate's Hope Under the Stars event in Wylie's Olde City Park.

Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
The North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club’s annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast held at C3 Auto Dealership in Plano was a big success again this year. It’s one of our events we hold to raise funds for the veterans. Not only is it for a good cause but it is a fun event with lots of good food and friends! Hope to see everyone at our next event!

Coppell Hosts a Successful 2nd Annual Pinot for Polio
We had a fantastic evening at Landon Winery in The Sound! 🍷✨ The Rotary Club of Coppell's 2nd annual Pinot for Polio event was a huge success. 🎉

McKinney Youth Leadership Tackles Peer Pressure
Rotary Club of McKinney's unique Youth Leadership program, which provides monthly leadership and service training to 10th grade students in the McKinney area, has met twice this school year.
Rotary Parades of Plano - Holiday Parade
Get ready to kick off the holiday season with a BANG! Join the Rotary Clubs of Plano for the most festive event of the year - the Rotary Parades of Plano Holiday Parade! 

District 5810 Global Grant Scholar Embarks on Academic Odyssey at Oxford University
District 5810's Global Scholarship Recipient, Kyle Kass, is fully immersed in his life at Oxford, and what an exciting journey it has been so far!
Prestonwood Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Prestonwood Rotary Club welcomed members of DPD to the Prestonwood Country Club with a buffet lunch and a celebration of their annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. 
Grand Prairie Metro Hosts 37th Annual Pumpkin Run
Runners young and old were up early on a crisp, sunny Saturday morning in October for the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club's 37th Annual Pumpkin Run. As a result, approximately $30,000 will be donated by the Club to non-profits that directly serve the Grand Prairie community.
Serving Together
Richardson East rotary enjoyed packing boxes of food for clients at the NETWORK of Community Ministries during our club meeting on October 25th.
Register Today for Rotary International 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 December. 
Addison Midday Holds an Oktoberfest
On October 14, 2023, the Addison Midday Rotary Club held its 3rd Oktoberfest for members and guests of the club. Again, this year the event included beer, bratwurst, an accordion, and singing. A good time was had by all in attendance.
Rockwall Rotary Delivers Thanksgiving Basket Donations
Each year, Rockwall Helping Hands collects Thanksgiving basket donations from our community to provide their clients.
Supporting Boys & Girls Club Halloween Festival
Rotarians from E-Club of North Texas at work supporting the Grand Prairie Boys and Girls Club annual Halloween Festivities with 35 kids participating in activities. No tricks here just all smiles.
White Rock at Pints for Polio
Members of White Rock Rotary, Dallas turned out for PINTS FOR POLIO fundraiser in Lake Highlands at Vector Brewing on October 25. Walt McCool, Hilred Azan, Helen Stettler (and spouse) and Enid Jones joined fellow Rotarians from the District in an evening of conviviality.
Monday Night Football Event Supports Rockwall Scholarships
On October 16, the Rockwall Rotary Club held a special Monday Night Football event to raise money for local student scholarships, one of our designated philanthropic causes.
Upcoming Events
World Interact Week
Oct 30, 2023 – Nov 05, 2023
November Theme - Rotary Foundation
Nov 01, 2023 – Nov 30, 2023
Plano East's Plano Flags of Honor Event
Red Tail Pavilion (formerly Oak Point Park)
Nov 04, 2023 – Nov 11, 2023
Dallas' 19th Annual Salute to America's Veterans
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Nov 08, 2023 11:30 AM
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Veteran's Lunch
Nov 09, 2023
Commerce's Waves of Glory
City Park
Nov 11, 2023
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Irving Las Colinas
Addison Midday
Carrollton-Farmers Branch
Plano Community Rotaract
Irving Sunrise
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