July 2023 Edition
News From Around District 5810
DG John Curtis' July Message
I am so honored to be your District Governor for our Rotary Year 2023-2024. I am filled with feelings of gratitude and excitement. Together we have an opportunity to make a difference and to create hope in the world.
New District Roundtable Location
The location for District Roundtable has changed!! The new location is: Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco, 5700 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034. Join us on Saturday, July 8th at 9:30AM for Networking 10:00AM for Meeting. Rotary Club of Dallas is our host!
Register Today for RLI Summer Courses
Registration is now open for the Lone Star Division Rotary Leadership Institute Parts I, II and III (July/Aug 2023) Part I July 10 and 12, 2023 Part II July 24 and 26, 2023 Part III July 31 and Aug 2, 2023 Graduate Course - Motivating Volunteers June 17, 2023 REGISTER: www.LoneStarRLI.org
District Awards Deadline - July 15
Visit the District Awards page for nomination forms, District History and District Awards List. The Star Award is an award that each club can bestow on a club member who has shown exemplary leadership and accomplishment this year. Your club or your board may select your club’s Star Award recipient.
Club size descriptions:
1 to 29 for small clubs; 30 to 49 medium size clubs; and 50 and up for large size clubs.
1)  All nominations for District 5810 Awards 2022-2023 are due July 15, by midnight. YOUR ENTRY MUST BE EMAILED TO: Diana Kolb-Torres at mdakolb@gmail.com
2023-2024 Global Grant Scholar
Kyle Kass is a 2023-2024 Global Grant for Rotary District 5810 sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coppell. This is his story as reported in the Coppell Gazette:
Submit Your Rotary Landmark
Has your Club completed a project and left behind a Rotary Wheel? Or a Plaque? The District is building a Google Map with Rotary Landmarks from across the District!
Park Cities Announces 2023 Fourth of July Parade Details!
This is the twentieth anniversary of the Rotary Club of Park Cities’ sponsorship of the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade and Celebration. Based on suggestions by club members, the theme this year is “Freedom to Serve.” Our Grand Marshal this year is Jan Langbein, CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter and activist in efforts to end violence against women. The Parade beneficiary is the North Texas Food Bank. Come join the fun! Watch the Parade and celebrate in Goar Park following the Parade. It is all free and family-friendly!
New Public Image Tools!
The District Public Image Team has created some new PUBLIC IMAGE TOOLS for Clubs! These tools are located on the Public Image Resources Page. 1. Canva Tool Kit - step-by-step instructions on how to create a tool kit 2. Pre-Event Checklist - use this checklist as a guideline for public relations for when you hold your next fundraiser
Coppell Celebrates 40th Anniversary with a Coppell City Proclamation
Happy 40th Anniversary to the Rotary Club of Coppell! During a Tuesday night city council meeting, Coppell Rotarians were honored with a city Proclamation.
RYLA 2023
Camp RYLA 2023,  by all accounts, was a raving success!  Even though it has only been 1 month since we closed out the in-person camp program there is always lots going on for the students to continue the engagements from camp.    Cabin groups are still making sure they keep in touch with each other through out the summer months.
Rotarian Shares Experiences From Motorcycle Ride
While riding a motorcycle for charity, a member of the Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork forged connections with other Rotarians around the world. Speaking during the club’s Thursday, June 1, meeting at Landon Winery, Charlie Waller told members about traveling across India by motorcycle from Jan. 13-28. The ride, in its fifth year, is a way to raise money for The Rotary Foundation, which provides scholarships and other funding opportunities to Rotary clubs around the world.
Remarkable Scholarship Winners
The Rotary Club of Park Cities awards two $2,000 scholarships to seniors at Hillcrest H.S. They were introduced to the club at our meeting on May 26. The scholarship recipients are selected through an application and interview process at Hillcrest H.S. Both girls were highly recommended by their teachers.
Richardson 150th Anniversary
On June 20, 2023, the Richardson Rotary sponsored a City of Richardson 150th Anniversary history event at The Eisemann Center. This was open to the public. A panel of current and former city managers, long time mayor, and an education leader discussed the colorful history of Richardson, Texas.
Public Image Champion Raffle Winners
On Saturday, June 10th at the June Roundtable, winners of the Public Image Champion Games received their certificates and were entered into a raffle for a cash prize. Raffle winners are: $250 for RC of Coppell, $150 for RC of McKinney and $100 for RC of Plano West!
White Rock Commemorating History in Highland Lakes
WRR Members {front Row: Helen Stettler, Win Evans, Enid Jones,
Ed Schaefer, Walt McCool. {Back row}: Gene McFarland and Roger Pryor.
The mission of Rotary International includes providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, good will and peace through fellowship of community leaders.

GP Metro Member Exchanges Banner with Mexican Club
Grand Prairie Metro club member Fernando Guiza recently visited his hometown of Puruándiro, a municipality in Michoacán, Mexico. He was able to attend a meeting of the Club Rotario Puruándiro D4140 where his grandfather and father were members. In fact, his grandfather was one of the first members to join Rotary in Puruándiro over 40 years ago. “I was very happy to visit them now as a Rotarian in the U.S. and create bonds of fellowship and support,” he said.
Coppell Issues "Citations of Appreciation" to Coppell Cops
Rotary Club of Coppell passed out “Citations of Appreciation” to Coppell Police during “Coffee with a Cop” on warm Saturday in June at Coppell ER. Each citation had a gift card for $10 to Firehouse Subs! This was to thank Coppell Police for their dedication and service to Coppell Residents.
Plano West Donates $10,000 to Plano Nonprofits
Plano West Rotary is committed to serving the Plano community. The club holds pecan sales and funnel cake sales as fundraisers throughout the year that allow Plano West to donate some of these funds towards student scholarships, while other funds are distributed as grants to nonprofits working within Plano to enrich the lives of citizens

37th Annual Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin Run
The Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club is hosting the 37th Annual Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin Run on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Proceeds from this event are used to support a number of local non-profits.
Upcoming Events
June Theme: Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
Deadline for Clubs to report activites to RI
Jun 30, 2023
Semi-Annual RI dues are payable to RI
Jul 01, 2023
July Roundtable
Scottish Rite Hospital in Frisco
Jul 08, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Afternoon at the Rangers
Globe Life Field
Jul 22, 2023 3:00 PM
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Courtyard By Marriott
Aug 04, 2023 – Aug 05, 2023
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Preston Trails
Plano West
Rotary News

Scotsman will take office as president of Rotary International on 1 JulySecond Scot to lead the membership service organization will focus on mental healthEVANSTON,


Scotland’s Gordon McInally stands ready to bring his presidential priorities to fruition, including a focus on mental health.


In Rotary magazine’s 2023 Photo Awards, we see the world courtesy of this year’s finalists.

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