August 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Curtis' August Message
It has been a joy to visit clubs and work with the club members on service projects of their choosing. These projects, which have been organized by club members to do during my visit, are either continuations of outreach the club does regularly, or new programs set up to perform at the visitation meeting.
Register Today for District Awards Banquet
Join us on Saturday, August 26, 2023 to for some good Rotary fun at our District Awards Banquet to celebrate the 2022-23 Award Winners! The event will be held at the Haggard Party Barn5948 McKamy Trail, Plano, Texas 75024 from 6PM to 8PM. Attire: Business Casual
Rotary's Mental Health Initiative
Rotary has long been involved in mental health and wellness initiatives. Our culture of Service Above Self builds community and promotes acts of kindness, two proven methods to build and maintain mental wellness.
Rotary Means Business Social - August 8th
Rotary Means Business Social is set!
Tuesday, August 8th, 2023
Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm.
Location: 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse
18010 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287
Dress: Business Casual
Celebrate Community Service Week - Sept. 11, 2023
Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs will cooperate in community service projects the week of September 11th – 17th. Plan now for your Rotary and Rotaract clubs to build on existing relationships with other like-minded services or develop new ones to impact your communities.
Public Image Games 2023-2024
We are excited to announce the rollout of our new PUBLIC IMAGE CHAMPION GAMES! The Public Image Champion Games was designed to help Clubs increase their public image skill set. The more you promote your Club, the better the odds are at increasing your membership. It is a win-win all around! Each level game introduces you to tools and resources to promote your Club to your members, around the District, your community and Rotary International. 

Hygiene Bags for Veterans Resource Center
Rotary EClub of NTX met in person and online on 7/11 to induct two new members and officers for 2023-24. During DG Curtis visit, the Club filled 50 backpacks with a variety of hygiene products to serve our local homeless veterans. Great way to kick off the new Rotary year!
Rockwall Rotarians Serve Community
On the first Friday of each month, the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) arrives to Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rockwall to provide food for those in need. Each month, the church and the NTFB can count on Rockwall Rotarians to give their time and energy!

Hygiene Package for Streetside Showers
Allen Sunrise Rotary Club held a service project during the club meeting with DG John Curtis and AG Mike Bell at Elke's Market Cafe on July 12, 2023.

Coppell Awards Five $1,500 Scholarships to Coppell Seniors
Every year The Rotary Club of Coppell awards five $1,500 scholarships to Coppell seniors. The club had 19 applications this year and the field was tough. These 5 seniors shined! The Rotary Club of Coppell wants to congratulate these deserving seniors for their hard work and wish them much success in their first year in college!

Grand Prairie Metro is up to the Ice Cream Challenge
Grand Prairie Metro Rotary participated in this year’s Ice Cream Challenge for Charity put on by the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, and Recreation Department. The Club went head-to-head with other local Grand Prairie charities and organizations to see who had the best homemade ice cream recipe. The overall winner took home much-needed funds for their group to be used in service to the community.
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Service Project
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary members completed the first service project of the year Thursday, July 13th.
Serving Together
Richardson East Rotary Club members had fun volunteering together on July 21st at Feed My Starving Children in Richardson. We helped pack 104 boxes of food (a total of 3,744 meals) to be delivered to families in need in Honduras.

North Texas Pioneers Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
North Texas Pioneers Rotary Club’s main service project of the year is the Battle of the Badges blood drive honoring the Plano Police and Firemen. We had nine blood drives in five days in July. We acquired 378 units of blood which can save up to 1134 lives. After the Police winning the battle with most votes the past few years the Fireman won this year with 296 voted to Police 137. Our club’s rewarding blood drives are the results of the dedication and hard work of our member Vicky Long.
Attend Applied Suicide Intervention and Skills Training - Aug 10 & 11
The Suicide Prevention and Brain Health (SPBH) Rotary eClub invites you and your networks to attend the “gold standard” of suicide intervention skills training, ASIST, on August 10-11 in Addison.

Rotarians Participate in Coppell 4th of July Parade
Coppell Rotarians Biju Mathews and John Hill along with their families enjoyed the Coppell 4th of July Parade. Biju is a City Councilman and shares his service commitment with the community and the Rotary Club of Coppell.
Park Cities Enjoyed a GREAT Parade!
It was the best Fourth of July Parade since before COVID. Thousands of people lined the parade route, and hundreds joined us for the Party in the Park following the Parade.
Plano Rotary Clubs and City of Plano July 4th Parade
We have joined forces to bring back the longstanding tradition of parades to the City of Plano. In the spirit of collaboration, the Rotary Clubs of Plano, which include all 6 Plano Rotary Clubs, North Texas Pioneers, Plano East, Plano West, Plano, Plano Metro and Plano Sunrise, in addition to the Plano Rotaract Club, joined forces to bring back the longstanding tradition of parades to the City of Plano!  

Rotary Park of Duncanville Beautification Service Project!
Last week the Rotary Club of Duncanville hosted their “Beautify Duncanville Rotary Park” service project and hosted DG Curtis and his wife.15 Duncanville Rotarians participated in the clean up and planting project. They were even able to gain a new member that was passing by and decided to participate in the community service project. Under the leadership of President Jennifer Lott, the club has 4 new service projects on the books for 2023-2024!
Let’s Talk Series #1: Mental Health is Brain Health…and We ALL Have a Brain
Mental Health is Brain Health which is Physical Health. We ALL have a brain. Therefore, we all have mental health. Our mental or brain health is affected by the chemistry in our body which is affected by our diet, sleep, exercise, stress, life situations, age, brain development, genetics, etc.
Upcoming Events
August Theme - Membership & Club Development
Aug 01, 2023 – Aug 31, 2023
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Courtyard By Marriott
Aug 04, 2023 – Aug 05, 2023
Rotary Means Business Social
12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse
Aug 08, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
August Roundtable
Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco
Aug 12, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District Awards Banquet
Haggard Party Barn
Aug 26, 2023
September Theme - Basic Education & Literacy
Sep 01, 2023 – Sep 30, 2023
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