The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch in partnership with The City of Carrollton is raising money to purchase and install All Assessible Playground Equipment for the park located at Rosemeade Rec Center.
All Assessible Playground - Rosemead Park 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
When years ago the polio epidemic necessitated specific programs to treat the children, some of the pediatricians of the time did not want the children to dread coming to a place that smelled like a hospital. Their solution was to pop popcorn and keep popping it, so the children would be greeted by a much more appealing smell. 
Rotary Club of Park Cities and Scottish Rite Popcorn 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
The Rockwall Breakfast Rotary participated in the December 15, 2018 Wreaths Across America at Resthaven Cemetery and Memorial Park, Rockwall, TX. 
Wreaths Across America 2018-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
The McKinney Rotary Club collected items in November 2018 to send to U.S. Troops that are overseas. We joined a group collecting for 33 soldiers and collected 11 donation boxes of goodies. The boxes were shipped this week in order to reach the troops before Christmas, and also included 33 Holiday Cards signed club members. We not only wanted the soldiers to have something for Christmas but we wanted to express our appreciation for all they do for us. We were told many do not receive anything from family members or home so we wanted to ensure everyone received something. This was our first time on this project and feel it was a great success.
McKinney Collects For Troops 2018-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, December 1, five Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise met at Frito Lay in Plano, Texas to volunteer and serve lunch, provided by the Club, to about 40 veterans and their family members. 
A 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, this organization creates alternative no-cost therapeutic programs that relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate through kayak fishing and the outdoors, while providing much-needed camaraderie and support. Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is dedicated to providing these services to veterans. In 2018, services opened up to first responders and their families.
Heros On The Water 2018-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
On December1, 2018 the Nominating Committee for District 5810 selected Max S. Duplant for the district's District Governor Nominee Designate for Rotary Year 2021-2022. Ms. Duplant is a longtime Rotarian and is a past president and current member of the Rotary Club of Irving/ Las Colinas,Texas.
Please join us in congratulating Max on her selection and wish her well in the new chapter of her Rotary leadership. 
Formal Notice Of Selection Of The 2021-22 District Governor 2018-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Serves It Up At Dallas County Promise 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
White Rock Rotary got into the Christmas spirit early by helping at the Salvation Army Angel Tree in North Park Mall. Their club members and Interact students volunteered in shifts over 4 days. It was great to see holiday shoppers think of others while buying for their own families and friends.
White Rock Rotary Spreads Christmas Spirit 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Despite the cold weather an enthusiastic crowd filled Snider Plaza on November 18 for the twelfth annual University Park Tree Lighting. The Tree Lighting is a project of the Rotary Club od Park Cities and the Snider Plaza Merchant’s Association.
Park Cities Hosts the Snider Plaza Tree Lighting 2018-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Just as Rotarians strive to follow their motto of “Service Above Self,” Scouts keep their promise “to help other people” and their slogan “Do a Good Turn Daily” through the annual Scouting for Food service project, which provides needed resources to our community food banks.
Rotary in North Texas Has an Opportunity to Join  2018-11-26 06:00:00Z 0
Prestonwood Helps Challenge Air Celebrate It's 25th Anniversary 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Dallas North Partners With Services Of Hope 2018-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Bailey Wilson from the Plano Community Rotaract Club for being selected as 1 of 60 Rotaract Leaders from around the world to attend the Rotary International Assembly in January!!! 
Bailey started her Rotaract career as a member of Collin College Rotaract, eventually becoming President of the club in 2015. She successfully campaigned for herself and 2 other Rotaractors to attend the 2016 Rotary International convention, where she decided that she wanted to pursue a position of leadership to help guide the education and growth of Rotaract. Upon her return she joined the Plano Community Rotaract Club. 
Congratulations Bailey Wilson, Plano Community Rotaract 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Richardson Rotary partnered with the Rotary Club Bratislava to help support a local shelter of theirs. One of their members, Radi, was able to visit the Rotary Club Bratislava in Slovakia and the shelter they are helping. Richardson Rotary is extremely proud of the positive impact they can have by working with Rotary clubs around the world!
Richardson Rotary Partners With Rotary Club Bratislava 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Each year the Rockwall Breakfast Club plants many smiles on many faces as we provide coats for underprivileged elementary school children in Rockwall. The event is held each November in partnership with Old Navy and the Rockwall ISD.
Coats for Kids in Rockwall 2018-11-13 06:00:00Z 0
Ribbon Cutting At Jaycee Park 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Cheers to the Sherman Rotary Club for their Rotary Reads service project which has the members read to the classroom. Today members had the honor to meet many gifted students and dedicated staff members at Neblett Elementary School. 
Rotary Reads Service Project 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Addison Rotary Making A Difference 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Has your club done projects with Peace Corps Volunteers? Rotary and Peace Corps has just signed their second three year partnership agreement.  The agreement was initiated by a group of RPCVs Rotarians in Colorado District 5450. That group is looking to leverage the partnership at a local district level. If you are an RPCV Rotarian, please contact Michael Wald ( of the Prestonwood Rotary Club with Peace Corps in the subject line, and also go to RPCV Rotarian input form and add your name to the database.
Are you a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer? 2018-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
President Jeff Caserotti presented Bruce Heller, board member of the ShelterBox USA program with a check for $2,000 from McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club for two ShelterBoxes, and the weekly basket collection for the month of November will also be donated to ShelterBoxUSA. This is a huge operation that serves millions of people around the world. 
McKinney Sunrise ShelterBox USA Program 2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
From the time a man or woman enlists in the military, through their days as a veteran, the heavy loads they carry – from the travel costs to spend time with family, to accessing to high quality medical care, to jobs that allow them to best use the skills developed during service when they return to civilian life - should be a shared responsibly of all Americans.  That’s why a group of Rotary Club of Dallas members decided 14 years ago to do something to support these men and women and thus, Salute to America’s Veterans was born.
Save the Date: November 7th - The 14thAnnual Salute to America’s Veterans  2018-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, November 3, Rotarians around the area should be prepared for an abundance of hearty home-cooked food, delicious wines, exciting opportunities and warm spirit as the Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown presents its fifth annual Men Who Cook fundraiser. The event takes place at The Lawley Art Group, 1507 Dragon Street in the Design District from 4-7 o’clock PM. Tickets are $35 each. Click here to purchase.
Something's Cooking: The Uptown Club Presents The Fifth Annual Men Who Cook 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
President Bob Wales and members of the Rotary Club of Melissa were on hand at this week's City Council meeting to present a check for $4,000 to the Melissa Fire Department in support of a new KNOX Home Box program being launched in the coming weeks.
Melissa Rotary Presents Donation To Fire Department 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club requested and received a proclamation from the Mayor of Frisco for World Polio Day on Oct 16th! Pictured left to right, Krista Ryan FSR President and the City of Frisco Mayor Cheney.

World Polio Day Proclamation 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Dentistry With a Heart is a collaborative project between the Rotary Club of Park Cities, Agape Clinic, volunteer dentists and hygienists, and student dentists from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry.  It was begun ten years ago by the three dentists who were members of RCPC to provide free dental care to people who could not otherwise afford it. Among the thousands of dollars worth of services provided include cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals and partials. 
Rotary Club of Park Cities Hosts Dentistry with a Heart! 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Some members of White Rock Rotary organized and helped serve lunch for about 200 refugees from Burma and various African countries last Sunday at St. Patrick's Church. The refugees enjoyed their meal and the Rotarians shared in the happy vibe, as you can see! 
White Rock Serves Up Smiles 2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

On October4th, the McKinney Rotary Club celebrated its 100th year of service in the city. “We are so fortunate to have a Rotary Club that is active and engaged in our community,” Lisa Hermes, president of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release from the Rotary Club. “As they celebrate their centennial anniversary, it’s really a celebration of the dedicated men and women who roll up their sleeves and serve not only our community but people and places around the world.” Adding to the celebration, was the recipient of a Texas Senate Resolution for the Centennial and a proclamation naming Oct 4., 2018 as "Rotary Club of McKinney Day".

McKinney Rotary's Centennial Celebration 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Addison Rotary Volunteers At Ronald McDonald House Dallas 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
White Rock Rotary is a small, friendly, and growing club. We enjoy many community service projects, including White Rock Lake clean up, provision and serving meals for Family Gateway, lunch service for refugees, and newsletter assistance for White Rock Center of Hope. We recently sent students from three different Dallas schools to Camp Ryla. We sponsor two Interact clubs, one at Skyline High School and one at Lake Highlands High School. Here is a picture of some of our Interact students and club sponsors at the Interact Summit. Come visit us, you will be made very welcome!
White Rock Rotary Supports Interact 2018-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
The Mesquite Rotary Club presented a donation of $2,500 to the Mesquite Association of Retired School Employees book project at their meeting on October 2ndt.  In accepting the check from Rotary president-elect John Taylor, MARSE president Elaine Whitlock expressed her thanks for Rotary’s assistance, and noted that the funds would greatly support the project’s goal of providing a book of their own to each Mesquite ISD first grader. 
Mesquite Rotary Donates $2,500 to Retired Educators' Book Project 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Now’s the time to start planning your World Polio Day event. Spread the word in your community about the ongoing fight to end polio. Together, we can — and will — make history by ending polio for good. 
World Polio Day is October 24 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Competition – Your Club could win $500 for its WASH Projects!
World Polio Day is celebrated on October 24th. World Polio Day was established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus vaccine, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Polio is a disease caused by a virus that affects the nervous system and is mainly spread by person-to-person contact. Polio can also be spread by drinking water or other drinks or eating raw or undercooked food that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person.
Enter the World Polio Day Competition 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Mesquite Rotary Club’s president Les Clark presented Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett a donation of $2,500 at their meeting on September 25th, to assist with underwriting expenses for the annual Addressing Mesquite program.
Mesquite's Donation to Addressing Mesquite Day 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Coding Camp sponsored by Coppell Rotary & UTD Computer Science Outreach 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
A key component of our 2017-2018 Social Media and Public Image initiative at Rotary Club of Park Cities was to significantly upgrade our audio and video recording capabilities. Completion of this significant project allows us to now live stream our weekly programs and special events to our club Facebook page.
Rotary Club of Park Cities - Now Live Streaming! 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
The Farmersville Rotary Club sponsors a Voters Registration station at Farmersville High School to encourage civic participation through voting. Rotarians Bob Collins and Jim Foy help high school students who are eligible to register to vote.
Farmers Rotary Encourages Civic Duty 2018-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
Keep Rowlett Beautiful Service Project 2018-09-18 05:00:00Z 0
On September 8, 2018 Frisco Sunrise Rotary Club sponsored a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEaM) workshop for students in grade 4th through 12th. The STEaM workshop provides an opportunity for the business community and industry professionals to expose our campers to career opportunities they might not have considered. Additionally, the hands on and interactive approach encourages critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills. The combination of fun and learning allowed the Sunrise Rotary club the opportunity to introduce the values of Rotary and interact to a new audience.
Frisco Sunrise Sponsors STEM Workshop 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Hard-working Irving-Las Colinas Rotarians got a head start on the Labor Day weekend with their flag installation at the Irving Convention Center, the first corporate “subscriber” to this key club fundraiser.
Irving Colinas Installs Labor Day Flags 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
For the past 100 years, the McKinney Rotary Club has served the community — both locally and worldwide — in ways that have made a positive impression on the community. “ I am so very grateful for our McKinney Rotary Club. They took a lead role in bringing the All-Abilities Playground Project to fruition, once again demonstrating their commitment to serve all in our community. Thank you Rotary! ,” said McKinney Mayor, George Fuller.
On Thursday, October 4, 2018, the McKinney club will celebrate its 100 th anniversary with a formal dinner at the Eldorado Country Club. This event will include a video presentation of the impact McKinney Rotary has had on the community, and is by invitation only.
McKinney Rotary Celebrates 100 Years of Service 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
What's great about Rotary? Giving back to your community! Greenville Rotary donated $2,500 to their local Salvation Army. David Weiland presents to Col. David Hodge as President Jessica Harrell presides.
Greenville Rotary Gives Back To Community 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
These are our inbound students this year. From the left, Camilla from Italy, hosted by FRISCO Sunrise, Ginevra from Italy, hosted by the Rotary Club of Dallas, Gregoire from France, hosted by the Fair Park Rotary, and Jasper from Germany, hosted by Preston Trails.
Welcome Inbound Students! 2018-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Cozby Library in Coppell, TX is thinking outside the box – and outside the books, for that matter – in an effort to bring stories to life in a whole new way. For the event, people will be able to “check out” five people for 30-minute conversations – where no questions will be off-limits - designed to create dialogue and increase understanding of subjects that are often misunderstood.
For the event, people will be able to “check out” five people for 30-minute conversations – where no questions will be off-limits - designed to create dialogue and increase understanding of subjects that are often misunderstood.
Coppell Rotarians to participate in Human Library 2018-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
McKinney Rotary in support for the Community Food Pantry held a food drive that collected over 100 cans of fruit in less than a month. Great job! One person can be fed on $2.65 a day. 
McKinney Supports Community Food Pantry 2018-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of East Dallas went above and beyond for their "Annual Back To School Drive"  for the Daniels D. Rodgers Elementary. School. Not only did they deliver back packs and school supplies, they also supplied uniforms and teacher's tools. AWESOME JOB!!
East Dallas Goes Above And Beyond 2018-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Nothing makes a Rotarian happier than when they serve to make a difference! Check out all the smiling faces from the Royse City Rotarians at the city's Annual Back to School Bash.  Not only is this an awesome service project but lots of fun was had from giving out the schools supplies to the students. Thanks to our members who participated!
Back To School Bash 2018-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
Dallas Rotary Honors Teachers 2018-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
Carrollton-Farmers Branch PomPom Patrol 2018-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Coppell would like to congratulate the CHS graduating class of 2018! We are exceptionally proud of the seniors that were chosen to receive the Coppell Rotary Scholarships. While all of the students who applied for the scholarships were exceptional, there were four seniors who stood out and each won a $1,000 scholarship.
Coppell Announces it’s 2018 Rotary Scholarship Winners 2018-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
District Awards 2018 2018-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
Irving Colinas Rotarians were among the many hands helping the young ones in their community to get ready for the new school year.  Miles and miles of backpacks packed thanks to the giving hearts and hard work of this community. 
Miles Of Backpacks 2018-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Royse City Supports Shoes For Kids 2018-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Sushil Kumar Gupta, of the Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest, Delhi, India, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2020-21. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested. Gupta wants to increase Rotary’s humanitarian impact as well as the diversity of its membership.

“As individuals, we can only do so much,” Gupta said in a statement. “But when 1.2 million Rotarians work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve, and in the process, we can truly change the world.”

Sushil Kumar Gupta Selected To Be 2020-21 Rotary President 2018-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Message from RI President Barry Rassin 2018-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
In the year 2017,  Rotary Club of McKinney did an International Service Program with the St. Joseph’s Sisters in Kerala, India. With a matching grant with District 5810 the Club purchased modern equipments to support St. Thomas Asylum, an institution to house and support women with mental and physical challenges. 
Superior General visits Rotary Club of McKinney 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Wylie East Fork club members are quick to act! Knowing backpacks are hard to come by for Wylie ISD's Back To School Fair, they all donated to fill the need. It's The Wylie Way! Thank you for your service above self!
It's The Wylie Way 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
The annual 4th of July Parade is arguably the best and largest single day event in the Park Cities. The 2018 Fourth of July parade took place on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 and attracted a crowd of more than 15,000 people.
Park Cities Annual July 4th Parade 2018-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
I've had a wonderful time visiting our Rotary clubs. I am grateful to be with dedicated Rotarians serving their communities.
At every visit, I highlight the importance of Rotary's Clean Water Initiative. RI theme for December, is Disease & Prevention Treatment.
John Hewo, general secretary of Rotary International, says, "As trusted leaders leaders attuned to the needs of their communities, Rotary members are well-positioned to help find grassroot solutions to local conflicts."
In the December 2018 Rotarian Magazine, my friend Sushil Kumar Gupta has been selected to be 2020-21 Rotary President. I met Sushil in 2004 at a National Immunization Day in India.
On Saturday, Max Duplant, past president of the Irving-Las Colinas Club, was elected to be District Governor Nominee Designate for the Rotary year 2021-2022. Please welcome Max as she joins our Governor team.
District Governor Bill Slicker's December Message 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary District Awards Dinner will be held this year on Saturday, August 18th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM at the Haggard Party Barn, 5948 McKamy Trail, Plano, Texas 75024. The dress is "Western Dress". This is sure to be a fun event! Tickets are $25. Seating is limited to 200 guests! Register Now
Register Now For District Awards Dinner 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
We kicked off the new Rotary year with the first Roundtable meeting last Saturday. The Rotary Club of Dallas provided the breakfast spread & mimosas. Dana DeVance, Club President of the downtown Dallas club and her team, shared the progress of the projects of the club. They highlighted their "Salute to the America's Veterans Program" & "Ghana African" project.  Charlie Mohrle of the Dallas Club shared the highlights of our recent RI Convention in Tornto, Canada
July Roundtable Recap 2018-07-27 05:00:00Z 0

RI President Barry Rassin has challenged clubs and Rotarians to Be The Inspiration in 2018-19. One of the ways Rassin would like to see clubs do this is by hosting a Rotary Day. Any club big or small can host a Rotary Day, and several clubs can combine to share ideas, talent, and resources. President Rassin is urging clubs to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days. Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Pooling resources with neighboring clubs to co-host and event is a great way to build Rotary Fellowship. Link to additional information on how to host a Rotary Day

Hosting A Rotary Day 2018-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Recruitment Video - What is Rotary? 2018-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotary Volunteers at Metrocrest Services 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Serving in Ghana | The Rotary Club of Dallas 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
 This video defines 4 prinicpals for being an #InpsiredLeader and how to be successful as defined in "Radical Leap" a book by Steve Farber that was recommended by RI President Barry Rassin at PETS.
Radical Leap Mastermind 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
The Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is looking for volunteers to assist with numerous areas of our event on 9/8/2018. The event is not a race, but rather a tribute honoring the sacrifices of fallen heroes - both near and far. Fulfilling a promise to "NEVER FORGET" their brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty, over 600 firefighters from across DFW and the nation climb 110 floors in downtown Dallas to represent the 110 floors of the twin towers.

It takes about 200 volunteers to make our event a success. You do not need any experience or association with emergency response, just a willing spirit and a servant's heart! All volunteers must commit to attending the volunteer orientation from 9am-12pm on Saturday, August 25 as well as the event from 6am-12pm on Saturday, September 8. Sign up to volunteer or contact Sarah Jenkins,, with any questions. More information can also be found at
Volunteers Needed - Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

The Plano Metro Rotary Club recently gave $65,000 to H.E.R.O.E.S., a Richardson-based provider of educational programs for individuals with disabilities. The nonprofit was the winner of the club’s first Plano Metro Rotary Foundation Grant. Funds were used to purchase a wheelchair-accessible bus, allowing students with mobility impairments to attend excursions such as zip-lining, bowling and group art lessons.

The Plano Metro Rotary Foundation was established in 2002, as a way to provide funds for Plano ISD vocational scholarships and other community needs identified by the club.

Plano Metro Donates $65,000 to H.E.R.O.E.S 2018-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
Shout out the Rotary Club of Mesquite on their Annual Bike Rally! This year, they had over 1,200 riders. Monies raised will go a long way to support the Club's programs in 2018-19 fiscal year. Great turnout!! See the video
Mesquite Rotary Annual Bike Rally 2018-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Club President, Dr. Paul Lonquist, challenged members on one of their fundraising projects "that if they raised $10,000.00, the three leaders (from left to right, Dr. Paul Lonquist  President; Jerry Bates, Incoming President Steve Patrick, Immediate Past President) would have a bucket of ice and water poured over them. They called it the Ice Bucket Challenge. Members who donated an additional $100.00 each had the privilege of pouring the buckets. They are from left to right, the members are John Dodd, Dick Calvert, and Gary Embrey.  John Dodd also had his grandson, Justin Dodd, assisting.
Carrollton Farmers Branch Celebrates Successful Fundraising 2018-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

The Sherman Rotary Club donated $10,000 to build a new playground at Hawn Park off South Dewey and East Thomas streets. The upgrade has been in the works for almost a year, and the playground equipment company matched Sherman Rotary's $10,000 to make it happen.

The rotary club said they're now trying to remodel one park every year. The rotary club also presented another $10,000 check today to Parks & Recreation for their next project: New equipment for Cherry Street Park.

New Hawn Park playground equipment unveiled thanks to Sherman Rotary 2018-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
This year, for the Fourth of July, on the suggestion of a local resident to dress up a city-owned park with flags, our club launched its first “commercial” component of the flag program.  Fifty flags, one tagged for each state, were anchored around the city’s Millennium Park Fountain at City of Irving, Texas - City Hall; then, through community outreach (primarily through the club’s social media efforts which were amplified by the Mayor), 44 of those 50 flags were quickly sponsored by residents at $100 each (some club members, but many not) with a connection to those states.  
Irving-Las Colinas Flag Program Expands 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
2018-2019 Rotary Theme 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
More than $227,000 has been raised for the inclusive playground at Cottonwood Park. That was among the good news announced at the Picnic for the Playground last weekend. There was a great crowd throughout the event put on by Richardson East Rotary Club. The Richardson East Rotary Club presented a check to the city recognizing another $95,000 it has raised for the project.
Richardson East Makes Inclusive Playground Reality 2018-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotary Club issues Citations of Appreciation 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Register now for the Mesquite Rotary Club’s 22th Rodeo Road Rally coming up on June 30th.  The annual charity fundraising bike ride will start at Mesquite’s Rodeo Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive (near Military Parkway and I-635 L.B.J. Freeway) at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Cyclists will be able to choose the controlled route that best suits their abilities and interests, including the choice of 20, 42, or 65-mile courses.
Mesquite Rotary's Rodeo Road Rally Fundraising Bike Ride 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
Photo op with RI President Ian Riseley at the Peace Building Conference with the Rotary District 5810 Interact Model United Nations Team and District Conference attendees in Chicago.
June 2nd - Peace Building Conference 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
The Plano Metro Rotary Club was proud to present their first Rotary Foundation Grant this year to HEROES Camp. Many wonderful non-profits applied, and it was a difficult decision. They awarded them $65,000 to purchase a new accessible bus that will allow more students who use wheelchairs to attend off-site events.Way to Make a Differnce!
Plano Metro Rotary Foundation Grant 2018-06-07 05:00:00Z 0
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Club hosted our 30 Yr Women in Rotary celebration at the Brookhaven Country Club. We celebrated and honored the accomplishments of our female members and acknowledged what a vital and important accomplishment woman make to the success of Rotary. Our guest speaker was District 5840 PDG Lisa Herring and we heard from three of our own outstanding women - Karen Farris (Park Cities), Karen Maxwell (Commerce) and Dana DeVance (Dallas). In addition, First Lady Lisa Asmberry  made a check presentation to AWARE. See photos
30 Yr Women In Rotary Celebration 2018-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Train and Help Babies Walkathon volunteers ready for the race to begin!

Coppell is making a difference in reducing infant mortality worldwide, as over 300 people gathered at Andy Brown Park East on Saturday to walk and talk about lowering infant mortality and the impact it has on communities worldwide. Despite warming temperatures the Austin Elementary Marimba band played to the delight of the attendees with walkers and watchers enjoying the buzz of activity, food and conversations with some of the top practitioners of pediatrics in Texas.
The Coppell Rotary Club joined with Train and Help Babies, a local organization dedicated to bringing lifesaving equipment and advanced medical training to hospitals in high infant mortality areas to improve maternal health and infant survivability, as the major sponsor in sending a team of neonatologists and pediatricians to several locations in Karnataka, India to
Coppell Rotary Teams Up With Train and Help Babies For Walkathon 2018-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
It Started With A Dream 2018-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Waxahachie Celebrates 30 Yrs Women In Rotary 2018-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rockwall Noon Awards Major Donor 2018-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians in action! The Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork gave away over 500 hot dogs at Saturday's Peddle Car Races in downtown Wylie. Many thanks to all the Club members who volunteered their time at this event!
Rotarians In Action 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Great evening with a group of Rotarians passionate about water and sanitation hygiene issues where Rotary is striving to make a difference. We were  honored to be in the company of Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet (Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia), DG Rick Amsberry and incoming DG Bill Slicker and spouses. Featured speaker Dr. ISIS Mejias 2012 Global Grant Scholar & 2017 Rotary International Global Service Award Recipient.
Rotary Global Water and Sanitation Update 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Dallas Trinity Rotary Making A Difference 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

On May 1, 2018 the Addison (TX) Midday Rotary Club presented two checks to REACT Neuro-Rehab in Addison, TX. REACT offers a comprehensive multi-modal approach to neurological recovery through a blend of neuroscience and strength training principles.

The first donation is for a scholarship to REACT’s ‘No Athlete Left Behind’ program.  This program allows REACT to serve a population that, due to their injury and the financial burden that consumes families affected by these conditions, is unable to fund their participation in REACT’s Neuro-Restorative training program.  This elite one-on-one training program offers customized training prescriptions.  The focus is on restoring motor function, building strength and enhancing overall independence.

The second donation is for a scholarship to REACT’s ‘Legacy Project’.  The Legacy Project, a free program offered to applicants, is a 12-week high-intensity, group training program that combines strength training and sport. Participants are given a unique opportunity to overcome their physical limitations and inspire others to achieve what many view as impossible. 

Addison Midday Supports REACT 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Addison Midday responded to the 1.2 Million Tree Planting Challenge with the planting of 27 minature Crepe Myrtle trees in two parks in the city of Addison this past weekend. Great job!
Addison Midday Anwsers Tree Challenge 2018-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Frisco Rotary Farmers Market is the Rotary Club of Frisco’s top fundraiser and contributes significantly to Frisco and the surrounding communities. The market is held weekly every Saturday from April 21 through October 27, 2018 and the third Saturday of each month in November, December, January, February and March. 
Frisco Rotary's Farmer's Market 2018-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Shown, left to right, are WWII veteran Josephine Moncrief, Mesquite Mayor Stan Pickett, and Mesquite Rotary president Michael Hooker as the donation check to the Mesquite Veterans Memorial project was presented.
Mesquite Rotary Club officials donated to the new Mesquite Veterans Memorial project as they participated in city ceremonies honoring one of the few living World War II Army nurses at the Town East Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on Thursday, April 26th.  The American Flag Ceremony honored Lieutenant Josephine Moncrief, 97, who is one of only 15 living Army nurses who served in that conflict.  Mesquite Rotary president Michael Hooker presented a $1,000 check to mayor Stan Pickett in support of the Historic Mesquite funding effort to build a new Mesquite Veterans Memorial at City Lake Park.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $1,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial Project 2018-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual Scholarship Recognition and Awards Luncheon at the Dallas Athletic Club on April 24th.  At the event, the top one percent students in the Class of 2018 from each Mesquite ISD high school, Sunnyvale High School, and Dallas Christian School were honored.  Also, scholarship awards of $1,500 each were presented to students from each of these schools, and to a student from the Mesquite Academy.  Additionally, two students from the Eastfield College Rotaract Club received $750 scholarships.  This investment by the club in the future of these deserving area scholars totaled $13,500
Mesquite Rotary Presents $13,500 in Scholarships 2018-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Addison Rotary Volunteers at Metrocrest Services 2018-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Spring Fling 2018-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
McKinney Sunrise is proud to partner with "Crape Myrtle Trails Of McKinney" with their project to distribute crape myrtle trees to McKinney I.S.D 5th graders for Mother's Day. Board Member Phil Wheat of "The Crape Myrtle Trails Of McKinney" visited them this week and gave President-elect Jeff Caserotti a plaque of appreciation for our club's participation. 
McKinney Sunrise Partners With Crape Myrtle Trails 2018-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
Austin College Rotaract Raises Funds For Childhood Cancer 2018-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
In honor of Earth Day, the Waxahachie Rotary Club, Interact Clubs and Boy Scout Troop 232 planted 110 trees in Mathew's Park on Garden Valley Parkway today, Saturday. They were planted at the direction of the Waxahachie Parks & Recreation Department in groves around the park. They are making a difference!!
Waxahachie Plants Trees For Earth Day 2018-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of McKinney!! They celebrate 100 yrs of #ServiceAboveSelf!! We are #District Proud!
McKinney Celebrates 100 Yrs! 2018-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Bonham Rotary working hard at the Special Olympics this past Saturday - Starting and timing running races, announcing, helping with field events, cooking hot dogs, preparing ribbons and cheering for the participants! Enjoyable event and smiles on all the faces made it an awesome day! 
Rotarains At Special Olympics 2018-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Coppell Rotary Participate In Volunteer Program 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
1ST  Place  - Conor  McNamara, Plano  Rotary Club,  Big  Bend  School    2nd  Place -  Justin  Lord, Prestonwood  Rotary Club, JJ Pearce High School    3rd  Place  - Dominique  Lange, Mesquite Rotary  Club,  Poteet  High  School      FINALISTS  -  Johyna  Ballout, Allen Sunrise Rotary Club,  Allen  High School;    Bentley Payne, Greenville  Noon Rotary Club, Caddo Mills  High School;   Dante  Curry,  Farmers  Branch  Rotary  Club,  R. L.  Turner High School
2018 Four Way Test Speech Contest Winners 2018-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Preston Center responded to the Tree Planting Challenge , along with the West Kessler Native Arbor Initiative, the Tree Foundation, Boy Scouts (Troop 5) and West Kessler United Methodist Church planted 8 trees in Roberts Park and gifted out to local residents 55 native trees in March! Great job!!
Preston Center Plants 55 Trees 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Personal Invitiation From RI President Ian Riseley 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual "Four Way Test" Speech Contest at the Dallas Athletic Club on March 27th. Contestants from all Mesquite I.S.D. high schools, Dallas Christian School, and Sunnyvale High School participated in the event. Each student gave a five-to-seven minute original speech about applying the Rotary Four Way Test in our everyday relationship with other people and students.
The simple, four-question ethical test of all that we say and do was developed in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor, who became the 1954-55 Rotary International President. The questions are, "Is it the truth?"; "Is it fair to all concerned?"; "Will it build goodwill and better friendships?"; and "Will it be beneficial to all concerned?" Taking first place in the contest was Dominique Lange of Poteet High School.  Joshua Bills of Dallas Christian School took second place, and the third place winner was Terron Williams of West Mesquite High School. The winners received prizes of $250, $150, and $100. 
Mesquite Rotary's Annual Four Way Test Speech Contest 2018-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Grand Prairie Rotary working hard in the community this week with a ramp building project! Thank you for your Service Above Self!
Grand Prairie Rotary Gives Back 2018-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Irving Sunrise Celebrates National Puppy Day 2018-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
On March 20,  the Addison Midday Rotary Club made 50 Easter Baskets for Hope Supply to pass on to children who will not get Easter Baskets this year.  Hope Supply says these baskets are already designated and they could use more.  They made the baskets during their noon meetings. As you can imagine, this is one of their favorite projects and this is the fifth year they have made baskets. 
Addison Midday Supports Hope Supply at Easter 2018-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
A team of Mesquite Rotary Club members worked side-by-side with retired Mesquite teachers on March 22nd to sort and label books to be delivered to all Mesquite ISD first graders.  The Rotarians will also assist the retired teachers in delivering the books to the schools on March 29th.  Since 2015, the Mesquite Rotary Club has donated funds each year in support of the Mesquite Association of Retired School Employees’ Book Project.  Combined with funds donated by MARSE members, this allows the project to give a book to each first grade student in the district. 
Mesquite Rotary's Work with Retired Teachers 2018-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
This past weekend, members of Dallas-Uptown Rotary gathered together at Bonton Farms, Dallas' first urban farm. Uptowners planted 17 peach trees that could be ready to begin bearing fruit as early as this summer! From the Bonton Farms website: "What started as a small garden in a vacant lot in this little inner-city neighborhood, quickly turned into the City of Dallas’ first urban farm. The original farm is 1.25 acres boldly situated in the South Dallas community of Bonton, an area ravaged by generational poverty, crime, and classified by the USDA as a food desert." From this small beginning, the farms have expanded to a extension unit of 20 acres of food producing land. Bonton Farm employs members of the Bonton community and welcomes volunteers of all ages!
Tree Planting Day at Bonton Farms 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Bexley
Many of our members, guest, as well as members of our Interact Clubs from RL Turner and Newman Smith gathered at City Hall to complete our tree planning project for 2017/2018.  This was part of our goal to plant 62 trees, one for ever member as of June of 2017, in both Carrollton and Farmers Branch.  A total of 31 trees was planted in Carrollton and 31 trees planted in Farmers Branch last year. Many of the trees in Carrollton were planted at Rosemeade Recreation Center in the new Dog Park.  We had lots of help with City of Carrollton landscape crews and Lorri Dennis, Certified Arborist
Tree Planting at City Hall Carrollton Bill Bexley 2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
The Mesquite Rotary Club donated $1,275 to benefit the Mesquite Community Band at their meeting on Tuesday, March 13th.  As he presented the check, club president Michael Hooker noted that the funds were going to be used to purchase updated, replacement percussion instruments for the band’s use.
In accepting the check, Mesquite Community Band president of the board Lori O’Day thanked the club for its support, and noted that the new instruments would be heard by audiences in their upcoming concert at the Mesquite Arts Center on April 16th, and in all of their subsequent concerts.  This would include their popular Music in the Park series on the lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center each Monday evening in June.
Mesquite Rotary Donates $1,275 to Mesquite Community Band  2018-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise responded to the tree planting challenge of RI President Ian Riseley this past Saturday. They planted one tree per every member of their club, plus additional trees to honor Rotarians who have past on for a total of 37 trees. The tree planting was done at the Allen Spirit Park.
Allen Sunrise Responds to Tree Plant Challenge 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Ennis welcomed board members from A-CROSS (A Christian Response of Shelter and Service) and presented them with a check for $3000.
Ennis Rotary Donates to ACROSS 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Farmers Branch Rotary have joined in partnership with Montego Bay Rotary to provide water to school children.  The water tank provided to Barrett Town All Age School will allow children at the school to have a consistent water supply. We can accomplish great things when we work together! Awesome job!! #ServiceAboveSelf
Farmers Branch Rotary Supplies Water 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Multi-Club Nicaragua Service Trip 2018-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Dental professionals worked together for the benefit of Mesquite and east Dallas area community members in need at a special “Dentists with a Heart Day” on February 17th.   The event was sponsored by the Mesquite Rotary Club, and occurred at the Mesquite offices of Dr. Byron McKnight and Dr. Ken Taylor, who donated their services and facility for the day.  In a very successful effort, this team served 47 area patients in need, providing them with life-changing care through free dental services that would normally have been worth a total of $53,000.  The patients were referred for the event from Mission East Dallas, International Street Church, The Family Place, Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps, Baylor Scott and White, Skillman Church, and the Mesquite ISD.
Also involved were dentists Dr. Sloan Hildebrand, Ron Bosher, Tommy Reed, Cam Johnson, Richard Dirksen, and hygienists Lisa Blanton and Sandy Collins along with many volunteers. Helm Dental Lab provided the lab work for everyone in advance, and onsite which included partial and full dentures. This team provided cleanings, fillings, prosthetics, and extractions for patients. Helm Dental Lab provided the lab work for everyone in advance, and onsite.
The dentists and hygienists working at the event also provided dental education and hygiene instructions to the patients in attendance.  Also participating were the Mesquite Panera Bread and Chick-fil-a restaurants, who donated meals to support the dental personnel and volunteers.
Successful “Dentists with a Heart Day” Event Assisted Area Citizens 2018-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Our goal for the First Lady Lisa's project was to raise $30,000 for Alzheimer's. Thus far, we have raised $$22,999. We have 28+ clubs that have not participated and we want to encourage every club to put some money toward this worthwhile cause so that we can be 100% Rotary 5810 District Proud.  Everyone's contribution will support our annual theme and with the support of all clubs we will know that  "District 5810 Made a Difference" in helping in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. We are only $7,001.00 from reaching our goal which is $250 X 28 clubs.   
Please help us reach the goal by posting this photo and encouraging clubs to make their contribution so we can be 100% participants this year and change the lives of others that need our help!   It is NOT too late for clubs for contribute. Checks can be made payable to:Rotary District 5810 and mailed directly to my address:   11925 Edgestone Road, TX 75230-2338
Support Is Needed For DGS Project Lisa Amsberry 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
The Addison Rotary and Addsion Midday Rotary joined together to raise $8,800 for the Addison Police Department! They are looking forward to being able to meet again and collaborate on more projects to impact their community. Great job!
Clubs Join Together To Make A Difference 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Frank B. Counselman from Rockwall Noon Rotary was chosen to receive "Carnegie Medal" for outstanding civilian heroism! We are proud to call Frank a member of Rotary District 5810 North Texas!

Here is the story: Frank B. Conselman saved a 32-year-old man and helped to save Robert S. Marchand from drowning in Pensacola Beach, Fla., on July 26, 2016.

Marchand, 36, and the 32-year-old man entered the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to assist a woman and two children who were caught in a rip current. Marchand and the other man were also caught in the rip current and unable to reach the woman and children.

Conselman, 45, Rockwall, Texas, business owner, was alerted to the situation. He put on a flotation belt, obtained a kickboard, and entered the water. He swam approximately 225 feet to Marchand, who was barely above the surface of the water, shouting for help. Conselman gave Marchand the kickboard and then swam to the 32-year-old man, who was about 45 feet away.

Conselman grasped the man’s arm and swam toward shore, hampered by the waves and strong winds. Once Conselman had the 32-year-old man in wadable water he stood and pulled the man toward the beach. Another man came out and took the 32-year-old man from Conselman, who was able to exit the water on his own. A lifeguard swam out to Marchand and took him back to the beach.

Marchand and the other man were transported to a hospital where they were treated and released. Conselman swallowed water and was nearly exhausted after the rescue; he recovered in two days. Story submitted by : Chuck Bealmear

Rockwall Noon Member Receives Carneige Medal 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Builds Peace 2018-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers are need for the Bonham Special Olympics coming up on April 14th. They have a special request for Rotarians! Contact Bonham Rotary Club for more details. 
Volunteers Needed 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Fair Park Rotary Celebrates 68 Years! 2018-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
The Mesquite Rotary Club presented a $1,000 donation check to Keith Price of Focus on Teens at their meeting on February 13th.  The funds will support the organization’s work in assisting Dallas area homeless teens with their basic needs, and providing them the support and stability they need to stay in school.  Focus on Teens operates 30 food pantries and 20 drop-in centers for teens in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Mesquite Rotary Donation of $1,000 to Focus on Teens 2018-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Register Now For District Assembly 2018-02-08 06:00:00Z 0
Tree Planting Contest 2018-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Build Wheelchair Ramps For Free 2018-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
District 5810 Rotary Social - Allen Americans Hockey Game 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Preston Trails Rotary Club of Celina and Gunter would like to recognize Bobby Apple for perfect Rotary attendance for 25 years.
Rotary has been a staple in this tall Texan’s life for 28 years. Bobby and Cathy, junior high sweethearts, have been married 44 years and along with their two sons, have three grandchildren. Conversations around the Friday night dinner table focused on stories of the Rotary guest speaker and program. Their two sons were always eager to hear Dad describe these unique stories.
Bobby is a Commercial Director for Keller Williams in his hometown of the booming Celina/North Texas area. He has been a Realtor and Broker for more than three decades and earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1989.
After 18 years in the McKinney Rotary Club, Celina City leadership asked this Paul Harris Fellow if he would start a Rotary Club in his hometown. He is the Founding member and First President of Preston Trail Rotary Club established in 2008.  Over the years, Bobby has contributed countless hours serving the community and is the perfect illustration of “Service Above Self”.  
Preston Trails Rotary Recognizes Bobby Apple 2018-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Interview with RI President, Ian Riseley 2018-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
2018-19 Theme Revealed 2018-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
D5810 Model UN Delegate Teams 2018-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch members, along with their Interact and Rotaract clubs, and the City of Farmers Branch Parks Department, planted 31 trees in Farmers Branch on November 11, 2017, in the Rawhide Creek area to commemorate Veterans' Day and to further beautify the city. Thanks to all of the volunteers and city staff members who took the time to plant all of these trees! #Pledge2Plant
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Accepts Tree Planting Challenge 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Great Article on Coppell Rotary 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Greenville Noon Rotary Club presented Greenville Christian School with $1000 to benefit Mac-N-Pac for the MPAC.
20,000 meals will be packed as a part of this program. 10,000 meals will stay here in the community and go to FISH Ministries and 10,000 meals will be sent to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Greenville Rotary Making A Difference 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Christmas came early this year for a Grand Prairie resident who was unable to leave his home. Grand Prairie Rotary and Texas ramps teamed up to build a 48ft ramp. 
Grand Prairie's Ramp Project 2018-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary staff team for Miles to End Polio raised $11 million to help end this devastating disease. Travel through the race with this 360 video. Our District contributed $32,000 dollars towards the ride and with magic of matching donations turned into $144,000!
Miles to End Polio 360 2017-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Shout out to the Dallas North's Books & Bears” Project for PreK students! They collected books, coloring books & pencils/crayons, and stuffed bears/cute animals to give “Books & Bears” bags  for PreK students to help them cuddle with a friend and read a book over the Winter Break and develop fine motor skills through coloring and drawing activities.
Dallas North's "Books & Bears" Project for PreK Students 2017-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
The Coppell Rotary Club, in partnership with Darling Homes and the Coppell Community Gardens  completed their Club’s 3rd effort to help feed the Coppell with the completion of the Pergola in the Coppell Community Gardens.  The Club’s first project was in 2015 with Wilson Elementary School’s award winning Garden.  That garden still thrives and school children harvest the fruit and vegetables then are used in the school cafeteria. The 2nd project, Old Town Garden, was built in partnership with the Coppell Historical Society and the City of Coppell. This garden is used to teach our children how to garden. Coppell Rotary Club continues to support the community of Coppell with a variety of project that serve the underserved in Coppell. For more information about Rotary visit our webpage at
Coppell Rotary Club Supports Community Garden 2017-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Addison Rotary Serves At The Ronald McDonald House 2017-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Each year the Coppell Rotary Club adopts a segment of our Coppell Community that has a holiday need. Last year the club supported children in their community who families were economically disadvantaged, this year they have adopted Seniors through Metrocrest Services.  The club split into 5 teams, each team supporting a needy senior.  Teams were assigned a Senior who made a wish list of items they need and items they “wish” for.  The gift baskets will be delivered between December 18-22. These baskets give such joy and the delivery visit breaks up what can be a very lonely holiday season.  For more information about Coppell Rotary Club, visit their website at For more information on the Holiday Gift Basket Program, contact Metrocrest Services
Coppell Rotary Club Adopts Area Seniors for the Holidays 2017-12-13 06:00:00Z 0
McKinney Clubs Making A Difference 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation has AGAIN earned a perfect 100 rating from Charity Navigator!! As a point of reference, Charity Navigator rates 8,000 of America's best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities.  Of these, only 65 have earned a perfect 100 rating.  Our Foundation is one of those 65.  Read More
Rotary Foundation Earns Top Rating on Charity Navigator 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Woodrow Wilson High School Interact - Angel Tree 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Photo of Grayson Rotaract was volunteering at the Discovery Garden during the Texas State Fair. Pictured:  Cindy Brandt and Edie Goff and Grayson College Rotaract President Tyashia Love.
Grayson Rotaract 2017-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Terrel High School Interact - Toys For Tots 2017-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the following clubs for earning Foundation Banner Recognition for 2016-17  100% TRF Giving: DeSoto Rotary ClubCoppell RotaryThe Addison Rotary ClubRotary Club of Allen SunriseDallas Trinity RotaryRotary Club of Dallas-UptownRotary Club of FairviewGarland Lakeside Rotary, Rotary Club of Grand Prairie Metro, Grayson County Rotary ClubRotary Club of GreenvilleRotary Club of Park CitiesPlano West Rotary Club and Richardson East Rotary Club EREY Club: DeSoto Rotary Club, Coppell Rotary, Dallas Trinity Rotary, Rotary Club of Dallas-Uptown, Garland Lakeside Rotary, Rotary Club of Grand Prairie Metro, Rotary Club of Greenville, Rotary Club of Plano West and Richardson East Rotary Club.
2016-17 Foundation Awardees 2017-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

It is with great pleasure that we announce the selection of John D. Moser as District Governor Nominee Designate, to be the District Governor for District 5810 in Rotary Year 2020-2021.

John is a member of The Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise in Allen Texas, where he has served as Foundation Chair, and is currently serving as the Club’s Secretary.

John has been in Rotary since 2008 when he joined The Rotary Club of Frisco. While at Frisco, John served in many areas, he was the Club’s President in 2012-2013, and was selected Rotarian of the Year by the Club. He was also the Club’s Charter Sponsor for the chartering of the Rotary Club of Propser.

In 2009 John participated in the 2009 Indian National Inoculation Day in Hyderabad, India.

John currently serves as District 5810 Foundation Chair for District 5810. He has held numerous positions at the District level; including Assistant Governor, District Grants Chair, Co-Chair Humanity in Motion Foundation Gala, District Assembly Chair 2014-2015.

He is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society member, and a Foundation Bequest Society member. He is also a member of WASRAG (Water and Sanitation Action Group) and The Rotary Wine Fellowship.

John graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (with honors), with a degree Bachelor of Business Administration.

He is retired from American Airlines after 31 years of service. And he also retired from Sprint. He is a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano, and is a Master Mason, 32o Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. He and his wife Trudy have been married for 52 years, and live in Fairview, Texas. They have two adult children, son and a daughter, and 4 grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and playing golf. 

John D. Moser Selected As District Governor 2020-21 2017-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Giving Tuesday 2017-11-21 06:00:00Z 0
Dallas Uptown Rotary promotes literacy with it's community service project with distribution of 1700 dictionaries to 21 schools in DISD to 1700 3rd graders. Great job!
Dallas Uptown Promotes Literacy 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Exciting Evening at Foundation Festival 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Plano Metro Helping Those In Need 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Plano East Honor's Vets 2017-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
As part of the 1.2 Million Tree Planiting Challenge, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotarians and Farmers Branch city officials planted 31 trees to honor Rotary International President Ian Riseley's request for clubs to plant a tree per member. The Carrollton-Farmers Branch plans to plant 31 more in Carrollton in February. 
Pledge 2 Plant in Carrollton 2017-11-12 06:00:00Z 0
The Wylie East Fork were hard at work this past week, with their service project "Operation Christmas Child Box". Members brought donations and packed Christmas Child Boxes for needy kids. Awesome service project! 
Operation Christmas Box 2017-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of World Interact Week 2017-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs Unite To Make A Difference 2017-11-04 05:00:00Z 0
DG Rick Amsberry and First Lady Lisa want to personally invite you to attend the Foundation Festival on November 18th at the Grand Hyatt, Terminal D, DFW Airport. Our guest speaker is RI President Ian Riseley. This is guaranteed to be an awesome event with gourmet food, live music, open bar (beer & wine) not to mention lots of fellowship. We will also be having a silent auction.  To register:
You're Invited To Attend Foundation Festival 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
On Oct. 21, Irving Sunrise worked hard in the community with their "Adopt-A-Spot" service project cleaning up their community. Thank you for your Service Above Self!
Irving Sunrise Adopt-A-Spot 2017-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
This is how you make a difference! McKinney Sunset Rotary Club worked at the Heard- Craig Center for the Arts. Thanks to Dana Riley with Volunteer McKinney for coordinating the hundreds of workers across the city for #mckinneymakeadifferenceday.
McKinney Make A Difference Day 2017-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
The RC of San Juan del Sur (SJdS) Nicaragua has reached out to us for financial support due to the aftermath of Hurricane Nate. They are a sister club to the RC of Frisco and RC of Rockwall Noon. They are mainly focusing on the contaminated water issue and providing clean water sources for families who would otherwise not have any. Of all the issues being worked this is the most challenging do to the wide spread flooding that damaged or destroyed many homes.  Any help is appreciated!
For those of you who wish to help provide financial aid, the most effective thing we can do it is set up an easy method for donations:
Rockwall Noon RC  Foundation-- 501(C)(3)
P.O. Box 446
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Help Needed For Hurricane Nate Aftermath - Nicaragua 2017-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

MEIER, Frank Lorenz Born on June 21, 1938. Died on October 2, 2017. Services will be held on Saturday, October 28 at 2:00P.M. at Church of the Holy Communion, located at 17405 Muirfield Drive, Dallas 75287. A reception will follow.

Frank leaves behind his 3 daughters: Michelle and husband David Holmes of Richardson, TX, Andrea Meier of Highlands Ranch, CO and Melanie Penwarden Meier of Dallas, TX. He is also survived by his brother Art Meier of San Antonio, seven grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews, loving companion, Sue Allin of Dallas and a host of dear friends. Frank was a caring husband and father and embodied the motto of "service above self."

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Church of the Holy Communion - Building fund or Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas, TX. Please view full obituary and leave family condolences at

Passing of PDG Frank Meier 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
The Rockwall Women’s League (RWL) and Rockwall Noon Rotary Club joined together to pack backpacks for kids served by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Rockwall County (CAC). Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor welcomed Rockwall Rotarians and members of RWL into their restaurant to pack the backpacks with items such as pajamas, socks, toothpaste, and Play-Doh. According to Nancy Parkes, a Rockwall Rotarian and member of RWL, the CAC serves 100 children a year in Rockwall, and many of them come into their care with hardly anything at all.
Backpacks for the CAC 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Register now for Foundation Festival to save $$s! Early bird registration ends Oct. 31st. Our guest speaker is RI President Ian Riseley. This is guaranteed to be an awesome event with gourmet food, live music, open bar (beer & wine) not to mention lots of fellowship. We will also be having a silent auction.  To register:
Top Reasons To Attend Foundation Festival 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
We are 'this close' to ending polio. Join supporters from around the world in the final push to end this disease forever. Take part in World Polio Day on 24 October.  Use this checklist to stay organized leading up to the event:
1. Register your World Polio Event -
2. Share your event & photos on Facebook and tag the District so we can share 
3. Use these hashtags: #EndPolio #DistrictProud
4. Make a contribution. Every dollar donated will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. *To donate, contact your club's Foundation Chair. If you have questions, contact John Moser, District Foundation Chair.
5. Tune into for the World Polio Day livestream on October 24th
We Are This Close... 2017-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
Addsion Rotary Supports "The House That Love Built" 2017-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
Park Cities Rotary event "Dentistry with a Heart" celebrated it's 7th year on September 23rd 2017, treating low income Dallas residents for basic dental services. For the 2nd year Agape Clinic hosted the event with; private practice dentists, students from Texas A&M Dental School, nursing students from universities of Baylor, Texas Woman's, West Coast,  and Park Cities Rotary who organizes the event each year. In addition to dentistry the health fair provided free medical screenings, flu shots, food from North Texas Food Bank and entertainment from the Mavs MANIAACS. This year was a great success with providing $23,000 worth of dentistry to 43 patients. Thank you for making a difference!
Dentistry With A Heart 2017 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
We had a great turnout for the First Lady Lisa's DGS project: 17 out of 65 clubs represented by donations and/or participants in the Walk. There were 18 actual walkers and 2 dogs. Money donated to the Alzheimer's Association totaled $6,226.00. Thank you to all that supported this project!
Dallas City Plaza - Alzheimer's Walk 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Royse City Rotary making a difference with a check for $500 to the food pantry, Our Daily Bread, at the First United Methodist Church in Royse City. This represents the money collected from their “Brag Bucket” for the past year. Pictured here are our President, Bill Forbus, Pastor Chris Everson, and Richard Davis, director of Our Daily Bread.
Royse City Supports Food Pantry 2017-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
Plano Metro Rotary changes lives with their "Samaritian Inn Move In" project. They successfully outfitt an entire apartment for a resident of the Samaritan Inn to move into an apartment of her own (Also owned by the Samaritan Inn) across the street (In McKinney, Texas). This is the third time in three years this has been done. Past Club President, Stephen Parry says, "It is a very rewarding hands on project……for the club."
Samaritan Inn Move In 2017-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
Bonham Continues Tradition at Finley-Oates 2017-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
Richardson Rotary Making A Difference 2017-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Grand Prairie worked hard this past weekend as "People of Action" for building a new ramp in their community. They worked in conjunction with the Texas Ramp Builders to complete the project. Great job!
Grand Prairie Serves the Community 2017-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
District 5810 enjoyed a fantastic celebration of the 2016-2017 Rotary year Saturday evening at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX! Congratulations to the clubs and Rotarians who were recognized for their service to humanity!
District Awards Dinner 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Sherman Rotary Promotes Literacy 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
The 2016-17 RD5810 Awards Event is now SOLD OUT.  No more reservations can be honored.
Awards Dinner Sold Out 2017-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Addison Rotary Open 2017-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
There is a request for volunteers for "Rotarians Helping Rotarians" to help do clean up in Houston & Southeast Texas on September 16 & 17. We do not know what kind of work you will be doing. It may be sheetrock in Houston, it may be cleaning out houses in Beaumont. For this operation, people will need to bring any and all tools, work boots, gloves, rakes, brooms, etc they have.  
Meet at the HEB parking lot at 9am 
130 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX 
It is right off 45 in Spring.
If you are interested in volunteering or have more questions, please contact Assistant Governor, Joanna Nichols. She is the lead on this project. Her contact info 1 2104672044 or 
Volunteers Needed 2017-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
On September 2,  over 600 volunteers from across the District gathered at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church to packaged 227,000 meals for the Hurricane Harvey Evacuees. This was a joint project bewteen Meals of Hope, District 6960 (Florida) and District 5810.  We are seeking monetary donations for this relief effort. 
Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort 2017-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Get ready for an evening of good food, music, drinks and festivities with our friends from D5790 on November 18 at the Grand Hyatt - Terminal D at DFW. We will be welcoming Ian Riseley, 2017-18 Rotary International President as our keynote speaker.  Tickets are $80 general seating $100 premium seating. To register:
Register Early For Foundation Festival & Save $$s! 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Hurricane Relief Effort - Donations Needed! 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
D5810 RI Service Above Self Awardee 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Win A Trip To Bermuda! 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Irving-Las Colinas Teams Up "Supplies For Success Fair" 2017-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
It's been a week and half ince Camp RYLA 2017 and the amazing things we are hearing from Rotary clubs across District about their campers experiences makes us excited and proud. Their stories were so moving! They have grown in many ways because of Camp RYLA and we can’t wait to see what great things they do this next year.
Camp RYLA 2017 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Rockwall Noon's Hot Rocks Bike Ride 2017-08-14 05:00:00Z 0
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, has been selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president. Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.
New RI President Selected  2017-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
On July 18, the Addison Midday Rotary Club visited Metrocrest Services and helped their "Sack Summer Hunger" campaign.  From June 10 to August 5, Metrocrest Services will distribute nutritious easy-to-prepare breakfast, lunch, and snacks to area youngsters. In 2016, Metrocrest Services distributed 143,440 meals through Sack Summer Hunger.
Addison Midday Helps "Sack Summer Hunger" Campaign 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Photo: President Laura Elmore, Sgt Reims, Club Services Director Will Russell and Frisco Police Deputy Chief Greg Ward.
On July 17, Rotary Club of Frisco presented its quarterly First Responders Service Above Self award to Sgt. Jay Reim of the Frisco Police Department.  Sgt. Reim is in the criminal investigation department and head the Crimes Against Persons unit.  In addition, he serves as the department firearms instructor and defensive tactics instructor.  
This award is presented on a quarterly basis, rotating between the Frisco Police Department and Fire Departments, to acknowledge the continued example of the Rotary values of Service Above Self represented by these personnel.  
Frisco Awards First Responder For Service Above Self 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
Twenty three members of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch and guests met at Metrocrest Services to help pack bags of school supplies.  They filled close to 150 bags from a list of requested supplies for each grade level and school.  Their group is just one of many groups that will gather over the next few days to get ready for handing out the supplies in August.  Metrocrest still need more assistance and additional supplies.  If you want to provide additional help, contact Brittini Coe, Volunteer Manager at
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Helping Students 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Just in time for "Back To School", Rotary Club of Coppell is holding it's 8th Annual School Supplies Drive".  They collect school supplies for area students who need a little extra help acquiring required supplies,” said Maureen Corcoran, Rotary’s Community Service Chair. “Last year’s Drive was a monumental success due to the support of local businesses, the City of Coppell and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce.  This drive runs from August 1 - August 11. 
Coppell"s School Supply Drive 2017-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Look at that smile! Allison Tinglov, Rotary Youth Exchange student from McKinney, TX, is glad to be safely home. Approximately 8,000 high school age youth participate in Rotary International's Youth Exchange program every year. The experience is priceless!

If you have a high school youth between the ages of 16-19 who is inquisitive and adaptable to another culture, find out more by contacting your local Rotary Club. Applications in RI District 5810 are due by Nov 1 to apply for school year 2018-19. 
Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives Home 2017-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Newest Member of the Arch Klumph Society 2017-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Dear Rotary Friends:

We are all deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of our new friend, Sam Owori. It's hard to believe that less than one week ago we were being encouraged by his words as we met together. We are in contact with Rotary International in Evanston and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available. In the meantime, let us all pause and be thankful for the short time we had with him, and remember his good work to make our world a better place.

RI President-Elect Sam Owori Dies 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Check out this amazing service project  "Go Baby Go" that is funded by the Frisco Sunrise Rotary and Frisco Education Foundation to provide mobile support for students with special needs. With the help of Frisco ISD's Engineering students, the students with special needs can lease a customized electric car to move around at home! 
Go Baby Go! 2017-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
This past weekend, Rotary Clubs of Plano Sunrise & North Texas Pioneers joined together for their Annual "Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive". People were able to donate blood and then vote for either Fire or Police in this friendly annual competition. Pictured is Plano Police Chief, Gregory W. Rushin who participates every year in the blood drive. 
Battle of Badges Blood Drive 2017-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
District Special Guest, RI President Elect Sam Owori 2017-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
The Plano Metro Rotary Club toured the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters at The Star in Frisco and connected with the Cowboys in ways they never imagined! They saw Super Bowl Memorabilia, the Nike Star Walk and more.
Plano Metro Visits the Cowboys Headquarters 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
Richardson  East  Rotary  Club  holds  a traditional  installation  dinner  party each  year.  On  June  29  PDG  Richard  Gilman  presented  long  time  friend   "D"  Schieferstein,  with  an  R.I.  Presidential  tie  to  wear  at  special  Rotary  events.   The  Gilmans  also  made  newly  installed  Club  President  Schieferstein  a  Paul Harris  Fellow.  PDG  Larry  Webb  performed  a  lively installation  of  all  Richardson East  officers.
Fun Times at Richardson East Installation 2017-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
100th Rotary Foundation Birthday Party Rosanna Sandlin 2017-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Adoption Event for April 1, 2017 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Holland on Mar 03, 2017

Rotary University

Retaining Members: Imagine if you had attended PETS training when you first became a Rotarian. Well, this is your chance to send your Rotarians to training that far exceeds PETS training when all of the Rotary U courses are combined. This training gives your members an insight into Rotary as they launch or further their Rotary career.  The more they know, the more Rotarians are ENGAGED.

NOTE: Rotarians with less than three years of service are first required to attend Level One, ROTARY BASICS, before attending the other levels.

Rotary University Kim Holland 2017-03-03 06:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Howard Berg on Jun 18, 2016
Interested in a great program for your Rotary club? Please click on the following link to access the district's program bank database. District Program Bank Link
Please feel free to email District Program Bank Chair Howard Berg your program recommendations and feedback by clicking here. Howard Berg is the world's fastest reader and is an active member of the e-club.
Looking for a great program? Howard Berg 2016-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Happy Franklin on May 24, 2016
                 Rotary District 5810
2017 District Conference and Service Cruise
Join Bill Dendy and Rotarians from Texas on a 7 night Caribbean cruise! We are already taking reservations, with the best cabins (and potential upgrades!) going to those who reserve and make full payment first.  Friends and family are most welcome on this once in a lifetime adventure!
We have reserved group space and hope that our friends can take advantage of this special vacation with the super people of Rotary.
Cruise Itinerary on “Liberty of the Seas” Ship
23 April 2017
Leave from Galveston, TX
4:30 PM
24 April 2017
At Sea (Conference)
25 April 2017
Cozumel, Mexico (Service Day)
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
26 April 2017
George Town, Grand Cayman
10:30 AM
6:00 PM
27 April 2017
Falmouth, Jamaica (Service Day)
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
28 April 2017
At Sea (Conference)
29 April 2017
At Sea
30 April 2017
Galveston, TX
7:00 AM
For questions about a booking, please contact Kim Montgomery. To email her please click here. 
For non-booking related District Conference questions, please contact Happy Franklin. To email her please click here. 214-621-4596
Join us for the 2016-2017 District Conference Service Cruise Happy Franklin 2016-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
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Grant Qualification Seminar Glen Rowe 2016-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Human Rights Symposium Lyle Froese 2016-01-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 12, 2015
The next information meeting for the 2016 (two trips) to Nicaragua is scheduled for Sat. 12, December at 10:00am. The location will be 2201 Ave K, Suite B-100, Plano, TX 75074. For more information, David Bowman, Chair, International Service Committee. Plano Rotary, cell 803-609-4771 and PDG. Sandra Forster, or PDG, Ean Sullivan 214-552-1509.
Nicaragua Trips 2016 2015-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 11, 2015

Rotary Club of Park Cities Provides Mobile Food Pantry

To purchase the first Mobile Food Pantry in the DFW Metroplex, the Rotary Club of Park Cities (RCPC), partnering with Texas Capital Bank (TCB) will present a check to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) at noon, Friday, December 11. RCPC members will meet with leaders of TCB at the NTFB’s new headquarters,at the south end of the Dallas Farmers Market.
This partnership, targeting our community’s underserved residents, became especially urgent when the Texas state legislature’s House Bill 1485, which had passed three readings, failed in the last minute. Too many legislators were physically absent, so the bill was thrown out.  
The specially designed mobile food pantry is expected to be operational by January, will enable the NTFB to provide services to clients that its usual big trucks can’t reach. Residents in high-need areas, such as apartment complexes, housing units and senior citizens facilities will receive the equivalent of more than 830,000 meals delivered annually. 
Rotary Club of Park Cities 2015-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
D-5810 Rotary Round-Up, Dec. 2015 2015-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sam Zarro on Oct 19, 2015

$201,150 For Ronald McDonald House!

The Addison Rotary Club celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Addison Rotary Open (ARO) golf tournament on Monday September 14, 2015 at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano.  The ARO is consistently ranked as one of DFW’s top charity golf tournaments and attracts a crowd of nearly 250 golfers. Addison-based GLM, DFW, Inc. returned as the presenting sponsor for the sixth consecutive year and for the eighth year the outing benefits Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD). Says Mary Galvan, owner of GLM, DFW, “Joe and I are pleased to sponsor this event each year, we believe in the philanthropic efforts of the Addison Rotary and we wholeheartedly support the mission of RMHD.” Ronald McDonald House of Dallas provides a home away from home for families with seriously ill or injured children seeking medical treatment at area hospitals. One of those families, the Turner family from Eufaula, Oklahoma, experienced a lengthy stay at RMHD from February through May of 2015. Clay Turner recounted to the packed room his experience at the House after his five year old son received serious leg and pelvis injuries and his two year old daughter sustained a critical brain injury due to a car accident. Said Turner, “Even though I’m a strong Christian, it was a time of extreme despair and fear for our family and Ronald McDonald House was a source of comfort for us. 
Addison Rotary Club Presents Another Big Check Sam Zarro 2015-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karl Clauss on Oct 12, 2015
The 149th International Rortary Convention takes place in Seoul, Korea from May 28 until June 1, 2016. This year’s convention program offers attendees an outstanding combination of information, inspiration, and entertainment. You’ll hear about new initiatives for the organization.  You’ll have the chance to make a positive difference with a hands-on service project. 
Participate in pre-convention activities
Even before the convention officially begins, you’re invited to attend special events.  Connect with young leaders at the Rotaract Pre-convention and share ideas at the Youth Exchange Officers meeting.  Attend the World Water Summit to learn about the latest water and sanitation initiatives.
It’s Korea! Come early to:
 • Stay at a temple to relieve the stress of travel
 • Tour Korea with local Rotary members
 • Choose from a variety of health screenings and acupuncture therapies
And you’ll delight in unique cultural experiences.  Plan now to attend.
Attend Host Organization Committee events
As honored guests of Korean Rotary members, you’ll enjoy special experiences throughout your stay.  The Host Organization Committee is planning unforgettable events that will immerse you in Seoul’s distinct culture, including musical and dance performances by local artists.  Check back often to see what the HOC has planned for you.
Rotary members, Rotaract members, and club and district employees can register for the convention online. An email confirmation is sent for all registrations, including faxed and mailed registrations. If a letter of invitation is required for your visa application, you will receive it with your confirmation.  
Remember registration fees are $ 310 for Rotarians if you register before December 15, 2015.  
The fees increase to $ 375 until March 31st.
After April 1, 2016 the fees are $ 440 so it pays to register early.
American Citizens with valid U.S. passports may enter Korea for a period of 90 days without a visa (arrival day counts as day number one).
RI 2016 Convention Karl Clauss 2015-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Interact InterAction​ Lyle Froese 2015-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

The 2014/15 District Awards nominations are due by July 31st.

If you are nominating for club newsletter, small  - under 25 members, medium - 25-45, or large - over 45, I will only need a copy of one month's newsletter.  Also, remember we have new forms for Rotary club of the year - small, medium, and large.

Send to:
Scott Buzzell
District Awards Chair
District Awards Nominations Now Due 2015-07-12 05:00:00Z 0
The Greenville Rotary Club, aka the Noon Rotary Club, honored Pam Queen as Rotarian of the Year and presented William “Buddy” Oxford with the Friend of Rotary Award for 2015 at their annual banquet on June 23.
Outgoing Rotary Club President Troy Brakefield honored Queen for her countless hours spent in the community working with Hunt County Shared Ministries, CASA and Greenville Chamber of Commerce functions, as well as supporting the club’s activities including Chili Fest, the Haunted Landmark, the Cotton Patch Challenge and its student scholarship program.
Oxford was honored for volunteering hundreds of hours over the past few years as security for the club’s Haunted Landmark, which raises funds to support the club’s community programs.
Greenville Rotary club honor the "Queen" and "Oxford" 2015-07-11 05:00:00Z 0
Installation of District 5810 2015-2016 District Officers Vickie Campbell 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0


From the club to the national level there is currently a chilling dilemma in Rotary; membership in the U.S. has steadily and significantly declined for over ten years.  The numbers don’t lie; membership development efforts in most clubs have not and are not working well!  To reverse this we must change the way that we do things, while retaining the core values of Rotary; service above self and doing good in the world. Of those who have, few knew what Rotary is or does.
Who can change this?  YOU CAN!  New at the upcoming Membership Development Forum:
  • Panel discussion comprised of “under 40 year olds”, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians
  • Panel discussion comprised of “seasoned folks”, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians
  • Open discussion among participants
  • Project Outlines/Guidelines that your club might decide to implement
  • Access to a wealth of Rotary’s professionally designed assessment tools, forms and resources

Check out these videos on keeping Rotary relevant. 

Reversing the Membership Chill 2015-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karl Clauss on Nov 10, 2014
The 2015 Rotary International Convention is in Sao Paulo, Brazil June 6-9, 2015.  I  recommend that you start planning now.  I am including Visa application information and forms, RI Convention Hotel information and the 2015 RI Convention registration information forms.  Sao Paulo is going all out to make this an exciting event and on Sunday June 7, 2015 the city will with Rotary International have the annual Carnival Parade and Rotarians will get to participate. There are 134 Carnival Clubs who will be in the parade and the parade rivals the one in Rio.  Remember Sao Paulo is the largest city in the Americas.
The Houston RI District is negotiating for another “Cowboy Dinner Cruise” and I hope to have more details soon.
See you in Sao Paulo.
Important dates:
15 DECEMBER 2014 - Early-registration deadline
2 FEBRUARY 2015 - Official housing deadline
31 MARCH 2015 - Pre-registration deadline
30 APRIL 2015 - Registration/ticket cancelation deadline
Download the hotel reservation here
Download the RI registration and ticket form here
Download the Brazil visa application here
Download the convention brochure here
Karl Clauss
RI District Convention Promotion Chair 

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2015 Rotary International Convention Karl Clauss 2014-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sam Zarro
Thursday, October 9, members of The Addison Rotary Club, presented to Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) a check in the amount of $200,000—the proceeds from the club’s annual golf outing held yearly since 1990. Now in its 24th year, the Addison Rotary Open (ARO) took place at Gleneagles Country Club on September 8, 2014; approximately 225 golfers made the event a competitive and fun day. Since 2010, The Addison Rotary Club and its foundation, the Addison Rotary Foundation, has raised more than $1 million for the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and is the charity’s second largest annual fundraiser. 2014 ARO Chair, Lance Pendley says, “The most amazing part of this story is that The Addison Rotary is a relatively small club with about 45 members which means that each member has raised approximately $22,000 over the past 5 years.” Since the operational cost of a night’s stay at RMHD is $125, it is estimated that the ARO has raised funds to pay for over 8,000 nights at the House with the $1 million raised.
The Addison Rotary Club Presents a Big Check! Sam Zarro 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glen Rowe
The Rotary Foundation is your source of funds for the programs that are important to you.  On November 22, from 9:30 until noon come to the Plano Chamber of Commerce and hear from the people who have benefited from Foundation funds.  You will meet other Rotarians and district leaders who will share ideas, projects, and insights into tapping those resources.  The Rotary Foundation has a funding model that puts you in charge -- you get to decide how the monies are spent.  If you know a scholar that wants to pursue a masters degree, this seminar is for you.  If you know of a water or sanitation project that needs to be done, this seminar is for you.  If you know of a disease prevention program or a women and children wellness program that needs funding, this seminar is for you.  If you are a past scholar or have participated in a globally funded project, come and share your stories.  
Rotary Foundation Information Seminar Glen Rowe 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Angel Trees Dates for 2014 2014-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Memorials for DG Bill's and Kathy's Mothers 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Memorials for DG Bill's and Kathy's Mothers 2014-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
July 15, 2014

In accordance with Rotary District 5810’s Manual of Procedure, the District Nominating Committee is pleased to invite any Club in the District to submit its suggestion for District Governor for the Rotary Year 2017 – 2018 to the District’s Nominating Committee.

Nomination s must be submitted by midnight of September 15, 2014.
The Nominating Committee will meet for the selection process on September 20, 2014.
Call for District Governor Suggestions for 2017 - 2018 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Luxury Sports Vacation Raffle To Support The Rotary Foundation 2014-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
GREENVILLE — Greenville’s Noon Rotary Club has made a big donation toward the effort to purchase new seats for the Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA).
“We believe in the motto of ‘service above self’,” said President David Weiland as he presented a $5,000 check to the Greenville City Council Tuesday night.
Reed the full article at - CLICK HERE
Greenville Rotary Makes Local News 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
District 5810 Officer Installation Dinner 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2014
Has your club planned your FUN activity for the upcoming Adoption Awareness Carnival on Saturday May 17th? 
Every year 28,000 children in foster care leave the system without ever finding a permanent family to call their own.  Nothing more impacts the life of a child than having a permanent, loving family.  As Rotarians, let's reach out and help children in the North Texas foster care system, find their forever families by providing a fun filled event where these children and prospective parents can meet and get to know each other.
It's as simple as 1 -2-3
1.  Plan a "carnival booth" type activity for your club to host.
2.  Contact Leslie Clay at and tell her your plans.
3.  Show up on Saturday May 17th in Grand Prairie and have fun!
  • All Rotarians MUST have a newly completed CPS Texas Background Check verified before the Carnival
  • Please start submitting your club members background check forms soon.   No check,  No Entrance.
  • If you plan to attend, you must complete the attached CPS forms and send to PDG Linda Elliott at or bring them to the April round table.  Do not send to CPS. 
  • Only those who have an approved CPS background check will be permitted in the building..
Questions?  Contact Leslie at
Still need some motiviation?  Check out this video from the Dave Thomas Foundation:
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The SAR is coming, the SAR is coming 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 25, 2014
Location Changed - Please take note!
The District Four-Way Test Speech Contest will be held on Saturday,  April 26, 2014 at South Grand Prairie High School, 301 West Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie TX 75052 
There are many talented students among our clubs which always share new perspectives on life and Rotary
Four Way Test Speech Contest Information for 2014 2014-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Training for next year's club leadership will occur during the District Conference on Saturday, May 10th at the Rockwall Hilton.  Sign up for the Assembly using the Conference registration.  If all you are attending is the Assembly, just select Ala Carte and select only the Assembly.  Click HERE for registration.
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Posted on Apr 14, 2014
Woodbridge Golf Club  /  Wylie, TX
Farmersville Rotary is hosting the 17th Annual Bob Tedford Memorial Golf Classic on April 15, 2014, at Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie Texas. 
For more information please call Chad Engbrock at 972-784-6397.
See attached Flyer for more information: 
17th Annual Bob Tedford Memorial Golf Classic 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2014
On Monday, September 30th, Austin Pille was involved in an automobile accident on the way to school. The news spread quickly and before Austin could even get to the hospital, the word was reaching far beyond the city limits.   Austin played left tackle for the Royse City Bulldogs, number 74. He is a senior this year at Royse City High School.   Austin has just returned to Royse City from TIRR Memorial Herman Rehab Center in Houston where he spent several months in intense therapy. He has the use of one arm, partial use of the other arm, and no feeling in his body from the waist down.
The Interact Club decided shortly after the accident that they wanted to do something to help the family.  
It was decided to have a Golf Tournament to help with the family's extra costs of remodeling their home, and any other expenses that insurance will not cover.
The Golf Tournament will be Saturday, April 12 at Stone River Golf Club in Royse City with a complimentary lunch at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 1:00 pm. There will be contests for the longest drive and closest to the pin. They are still looking for sponsors, players, and anything for their goody bags.
For further information you may contact Renee Wallace  -  or 940-390-3440.
Golf tournament - Interact Club of Royse City High 2014-04-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2014
A Rotary tradition at District Conference is to honor those Rotarians who have passed away during our year. Please submit names and their Pictures to Beverly Grogan or Sandra Moudy at or Also, please let us know whom from your club will be attending the service on Sunday, May 11, to place a remembrance flower for this distinguished Rotary Servant. The time of passing is from April 2013 to now. Plus, if you have additional names once you turn this in, please get those to us asap. Yes, that Sunday is Mother’s day, but we will be through well before you take Mom to lunch!
In Memoriam Service - for all Rotarians of the past year 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 03, 2014
Rockwall Rotary celebrates it's 75th Anniversary Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront.
Join us for an evening of laughter, reminiscing and fun as we honor those who have lived the 4 Way Test and a life of Service to Others.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person. Checks can be made payable to Rockwall Rotary.
RSVP by April 1, 2014 by emailing
Please submit payment by April 1, 2014 to:
ATTN: 75th Anniversary
P.O. Box 446
Rockwall, TX 75087
For questions or additional information please contact Misti Potter at
Rockwall Rotary Club's 75th Anniversary Dinner 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Night at the Frisco RoughRiders - 2014-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
SARASOTA, Fla., April 1, 2014 – As National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, approaches, Bruce Heller, a member of the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise of Rotary District 5810, has been recognized by President Obama and humanitarian organization, ShelterBox USA with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts in 2013 to assist disaster survivors.

Please read more.

District 5810 Rotarian earns President’s Volunteer Service Award 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
PARTY AND TRAIN! Come Celebrate Rotary with all of District 5810.  We have a full weekend of fun and training planned to celebrate all our accomplishments of the past year.  It kicks off with an outdoor concert on the lake! Come make new friends and renew old ones all in the spirit of Rotary fellowship. 

Register here.

District Conference - A Real Celebration Ean Sullivan 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Buzzell on Mar 02, 2014

District Award Submissions,

Including the Presidential Citation

Are Due April 15th. 

All the club banners must be turned in at the April roundtable.

(Please include the banner, pole and base)

Read more.
District Awards 2013-2014 Scott Buzzell 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 21, 2014


More than 480 Rotarians and their guests made REVEALED, District 5810’s Gala and fundraiser, a huge success on Saturday, February 22.  The event’s patrons celebrated Service Above Self, the Rotary Foundation, Rotary members, volunteers, and donors at the 4th Annual Humanity in Motion Gala.
The event themed REVEALED, A Masquerade Ball, was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The night began with a “red carpet” walk for patrons to take selfies and have their photos taken in front of District 5810’s new photo booth backdrop.  A silent auction, accompanied by cocktail reception, was followed by dinner and the celebration of Rotary International’s 109th birthday.
The crowed was wowed by tango dances provided by an international group of 24 professional and amateur dancers, arranged by Richardson Rotary’s Dr. Glenn Burnett II. Then came presentations REVEALING Rotary’s dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self, shared by Andy Smallwood, Rotary International’s Treasurer. Smallwood provided an update about the global effort to End Polio Now. Noel Bajat, a Past International Vice President & Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, shared his program entitled Rotary’s Crown Jewel, which REVEALED the Foundation’s commitment to critical and widespread humanitarian needs.
The evening concluded with dancing to the sounds of the Bobby Young and Unique Band. The annual Humanity in Motion Gala represents our District’s largest single fundraising event each year benefiting The Rotary Foundation. Funds were raised via ticket sales, sponsorships, a wine pull, silent and live auctions and direct contributions.
Rotary Foundation "Revealed" GALA – Fundraiser Great Fun for All 2014-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group Don Carter 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Now is the time for all Presidents-Elect to register for  PETS.  This year there are 2 options -
  1. If you were unable to attend Lone Star PETS (It is during most district's Spring Break) you must make alternate arrangements.  The most convenient will be held in the district on March 29th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.  To register for this training, please click HERE
Time for President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Come Join Us - THIS SATURDAY - 1/25/14   Plano Chamber of Commerce - 8:30am

IT IS NOT TOO LATE. Register under Events now!

Please join other club leaders to discuss Best Practices for Membership Development, What Works & What Doesn't! The forum will be held at the Plano Chamber of Commerce located at 1200 E. 15th Street Plano, 75074 from 8:25 until 10:25. 


Membership Development Forum - Best Practices 2014-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Carter BloodCare’s check for $ 4,000.00 was presented to the District supporting multiple projects taking place in our District: Peace Symposium, Gala, and District Conference.  It was for all of the great work that our many members & clubs in Rotary District 5810 did in and for all of the blood drives in 2013 - 2014  (1 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014)
Rotary district 5810 is very grateful to Carter BloodCare for their support. 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2014

RI Theme Announced: ”Light Up Rotary” for 2014-2015

Our theme for 2014-2015 has just been announced here in San Diego during International Assembly. 
RI President Elect Gary Huang's theme is "Light Up Rotary". 
Just as Confucius said: It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness. So we in Rotary need to Light our candles and share the life changing work we as Rotarians do.
So join me in "Lighting Up Rotary" for 2014-2015 as we continue to Engage Rotary, Change Lives. 
It is an honor and privilege to serve you, our clubs and our members.  
RI Theme Announced: ”Light Up Rotary” for 2014-2015 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2014
If you ever wonder if your contributions to The Rotary Foundation make a difference, take a look at this short video which documents a dental mission trip by Grand Prairie Rotarians to Nicaragua.  By the end of the video you will learn that everyone changed as a result of the trip.  Obviously the children of Nicaragua were changed with the procedures done but just as important, the Rotarians were changed as well.  Grand Prairie will be a better community because of this project funded by The Rotary Foundation.
Click HERE for the video.
Grant Prairie Rotary Nicaragua Story 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
THREE years ago, on January 13th, Rukhsar Khatun, then 15 months old, was diagnosed with polio. She now has a crippled leg and struggles to keep up with her friends. But this little girl, from a West Bengali village, can claim some fame: she is, with luck, the last Indian to be infected with the wild polio virus. Enough time has passed with no new case for India shortly to be certified as free of Polio.
Polio Progress is Magnificant - India without polio - 3 years without - End of a scourge 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chuck Bealmear on Jan 17, 2014

Honor Flight


Honoring those who saved the world
Honor Flight DFW is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans living in the North Texas area for their service and sacrifices. The all-volunteer group takes veterans to Washington, D.C., for a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trip to reflect at their memorial and to share that moment with the only people who could possibly understand – other veterans. Priority is currently given to veterans who fought in World War II. The time to thank these veterans is quickly running out, with existing WWII veterans well into their 80s and 90s, and the average age of a veteran on the Honor Flight DFW waiting list at 89 years old. The time is short, and the mission is big: Honor Flight DFW has more than 400 WWII veterans on its waiting list.
Honor Flight DFW Chuck Bealmear 2014-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Rotary D5810 Humanity in Montion Gala 2014-01-10 00:00:00Z 0

This interactive seminar will inspire students and adults alike to want to work actively toward peace in the world and in their own communities.  Keynote speaker is Jeff Whitfield.

Rotary District 5810 PEACE SYMPOSIUM at SMU's Legacy Campus on February 1st is fast approaching.
  1. If you have not already sent a list of the students your club is sponsoring, please send the list to Vicki Rowe immediately at no later than January 27th. Also we need to know how many adults from your club will be attending. It is absolutely necessary to know the number of attendees so that we can order the proper number of box lunches and to be able to assign students to breakout sessions. If you do not have the names of the students themselves please at least give us the total number of students and adults you expect to attend.  If you have already sent in your list, then THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
  2. SMU’s Legacy campus is located at 5228 Tennyson Parkway, Plano (MAPSCO page 556 S). The giant, trailer-mounted Rotary emblem will be near the entrance on the southside of the Parkway.
  3. Registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:15 am and the formal program will begin at 9:30.
  4. The symposium will conclude at 2:45 pm. All students must be picked up or leave the campus no later than 3:30 pm.
GOOD NEWS!! We are still short of our 300 person maximum. Because we have received ample contributions to cover expenses you may register additional students at NO ADDITIONAL cost on a first come basis until the 300 person capacity is reached provided that names are sent to Vicki on or before January 27th.

Click on "more" to see sponsorship details.

2014 Peace Symposium - Feb 1st doncarter 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Reach Out To Africa October 2013 Newsletter 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 17, 2013
Important: Keep your Profile Information Current
We want to stay in touch with all club members in our district for email, newsletter distribution and event registration.  In addition, the online district directory is published based on the data we have on you in the ClubRunner database.  It is important that we have correct information.  Your club secretary works hard to enter much of this information, but you also have a role in maintaining current data.  There is no charge to you or your club to maintain this database.  Please make necessary changes in your ClubRunner Profile when you have a new email, a new physical address or phone number.  Here’s how:
Update Your ClubRunner Profile K. Lyle Froese 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karl Clauss on Sep 08, 2013
The 2013 RI Convention was held June 23-26 in Lisbon, Portugal.  Approximately, 24,000 Rotarians attended the convention which turned out to be the largest event the City of Lisbon has ever hosted.  
Report from Lisbon Karl Clauss 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Gov Sandy’s Calendar – District Events Don Carter 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Carter on Apr 17, 2013

Click here for the latest speaker program bank (4/18/2013.)     Updated

 Hi Friends! Please email us your favorite programs, so we may include them in the recommended programs list. All feedback on the programs listed will be appreciated. This list will continue to be updated throughout the year and will include your submitted recommendations! Thanks!

Happy Lane Franklin                                       Lori Simon-Roberts                          
214-621-4596                                                469-834-0940
District Speaker Program Bank Don Carter 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
District Celebration - May 3-5 at Hilton Bella Harbor, Rockwall Sandra Forster 2013-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Carter on Mar 02, 2013
Join your Rotary Friends and Family for a great trip to the 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal. Leave from Billings, Montana, Denver, Colorado, or Dallas, Texas.   Visit beautiful and historic sites in and around Lisbon before and after the Convention. 
LISBON - Rotary International Convention Trip 2013 Don Carter 2013-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Forster on Feb 24, 2013

It is with great sadness Rotary District 5810 shares with our family of Rotary the passing of PDG Mark Healy on February 23. 

PDG Mark was an exceptional Rotarian who gave of his time and energy to many. Camp RYLA, New Generations and RILI are examples of his commitment and devotion to Rotary. His loss is deeply felt by each of us. PDG Mark embodied Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self". 

Please join us in respecting his family's privacy during this difficult time.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grove Hill Funeral Home located at 3920 Samuell Blvd. Dallas, Texas 75228. It is located near Samuell Blvd and Interstate 30. Click here for a map link:

The funeral service will be Thursday, February 28 at 10 a.m. at the Wilshire Baptist Church, 4316 Abrams Rd., Dallas, Texas 75214. The church is near Mockingbird and Abrams. Internment will follow at Grove Hill Cemetery. Click here for a map link to the church:

If you would like to remember Mark with flowers or a donation please do so. Donations to the RYLA Alumni Association in Mark's memory can be sent to William Messer, Camp RYLA Treasurer, 1119 Ryan Ave., Carrollton, Texas 75006.

In Memory - PDG Mark Healy Sandra Forster 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sandra Forster on Feb 23, 2013

It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Past District Governor Mark Healy on February 23,.

PDG Mark was an exceptional Rotarian who gave of his time and energy to many. Camp RYLA and New Generations are examples of his commitment and devotion to our youth. His loss is deeply felt by each of us. PDG Mark embodied Rotary's Motto of "Service Above Self". 

Please join us in respecting his family's privacy during this difficult time. 

As more information becomes available concerning funeral arrangements those details will be shared. Image

In Memory - PDG Mark Healy Sandra Forster 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ean H. Sullivan on Sep 21, 2012
The links below are for videos that have been created to raise awareness about Rotary for members and non-members alike.  Please feel free to use them as you see fit. As we find more videos they will be added to the top of the list.

Links to short videos about Rotary Ean H. Sullivan 2012-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
The 4-way Test Don Carter 2012-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Abigail (Abby) Gibney Don Carter 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Carter on Aug 31, 2012

New Video from RI
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. More than 100 public schools were destroyed and some 400,000 students were displaced. One year later, Warren Easton Charter High School, the city’s oldest public high school, reopened with help from The Rotary Foundation and volunteers worldwide.

Promoting Education and Literacy Don Carter 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Reach Out To Africa Newsletter Don Carter 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Carter on Jun 30, 2012

Our Governor
Sandra (Sandy) Forster, currently retired, is the former owner of SunWest Activewear. SunWest Activewear was a commercial embroidery and promotional products company she owned and operated for over 14 years. SunWest specialized in safety award programs to the Trucking and Transportation industry.

Governor Sandy Forster and Bud Carmichael Don Carter 2012-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Carter on Apr 14, 2012

See the promotional videos for Rotary in the DFW area featuring Chad Hennings, former Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman and three time Super Bowl champion. is our latest web site where information about Rotary clubs in both district 5810 and 5790 can be found.

See the Chad Hennings Videos Promoting Rotary Don Carter 2012-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Making Rotary's "This Close" Public Service Announcement Don Carter 2011-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary License Plate Now Available 2010-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation Recognition Points Fact Sheet 2010-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Cetennial Celebration Project Exhibits 2010-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Beverly Grogan on Jul 14, 2010
Come out to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to help support Rotary International's End Polio Now campaign.
There will be a pre-game presentation and other awareness segments throughout the game. The Texas Rangers will donate a portion of each ticket purchased to the End Polio Now campaign.
To order tickets, please visit password: rangers.
Service fees will apply. For groups of 20 or more, or if you have any questions, please email Derek England at

call at 817-273-5257.

Angels vs. Rangers - 7:05 p.m.

Stoney Larue Post-Game Concert at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Rotary International District 5810 END POLIO NOW NIGHT DISCOUNTED TICKETS Lower Box (Reg. $50) $38 All You Can Eat (Reg. $34) $33 Corner Box (Reg. $40) $27 Lower Reserved (Reg. $30) $23 Upper Reserved (Reg. $15) $15 To view seating diagram, visit
END POLIO NOW JULY 24th Beverly Grogan 2010-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave McSpadden on Jun 08, 2010

The "Evening of Honors"

JULY 7th

At the Scottish Rite Library & Museum
(formerly know as the Scottish Rite Cathedral)
500 S. Harwood, Dallas, TX 75201  
All clubs are invited
We will be presenting the published District awards:
Club Presidential Citations
Interact and Rotaract Presidential Citations
Some very special recognition awards to both clubs and individual Rotarians
and a wrap up of this Year in Rotary District 5810

Attendance is FREE!  

Parking is FREE!

 Fun, fellowship, great memories of the achievements of our District Rotarians

Light snacks
Cash bar.  

The reception will be from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
the Honors will be presented from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Theater.  

Bill Rolston is Chair of the Awards Committee and has worked very hard to make this a night to remember.  
Please CLICK HERE and register; there is no charge but the committee needs to know how many Rotarians plan to attend.


DISTRICT AWARDS Dave McSpadden 2010-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Thomas A. Harmon on Jun 06, 2010

As a result of the recent earthquakes in Haiti, we've seen first-hand the effects of calamaties such as this on people's lives - tremendous loss of life, loss of jobs, loss of a functioning government, massive loss of limbs, etc.
We can make a difference in the life of someone who has lost a limb today by purchasing a wheelchair.
An opportunity has just been given to us by the Wheelchair Foundation and we can purchase a container (280 wheelchairs) for $25,000 instead of the usual rate of $42,000 for a container.
$89/chair rather than $150/chair.

WHEELCHAIR OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME Thomas A. Harmon 2010-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
HAITI DISASTER RELIEF Dave McSpadden 2010-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
PAST PRESIDENTS RECEPTION PHOTOALBUM Larry Becker 2009-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
MEMBERSHIP WEBSITE John E. Johnstone 2009-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Perryman on Oct 18, 2009
District 5810 Foundation Seminar -Register

Changing Lives

Life Changing Experiences

Everyone in the District is welcome, but club Presidents, Presidents Elect, International Service Chairs, Foundation Chairs, and Community Service Chairs are strongly encouraged to attend.
Registration includes a light breakfast, coffee, beverages, lunch and course materials.
Please join us as we share the heart of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation, and discuss:

The role of the Foundation
Scholarship applications and eligibility
Matching grants and district simpified grants
The levels of and how to give to the Foundation and the significance of recognition
Group Study Exchange (GSE)
Opportinities to contribute to Polio eradication, wheelchairs, and clean water wells in Africa
Register and pay at the door. Make check payable to Rotary District 5810. OR Register and pay here on the website.
FOUNDATION SEMINAR NOVEMBER 7th Bill Perryman 2009-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
Ho..Ho…Ho…It is that time again!!!

It's time to begin preparations for the Salvation Army Angel Trees for 2009.

Our Red Bag Assembly date is scheduled for
Saturday, October 17th at 9:00am.

The location is the Salvation Army Christmas Center located at
9216 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75235.

ANGEL TREE UPDATE 2009 2009-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Becker on Jul 02, 2009
Click here to see pictures of Governor Dave Mcspadden's Installation ceremony which was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Tuesday June 30, 2009.
Installation Photo Album 30 June 2009 Larry Becker 2009-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Becker on Jul 02, 2009

Dave McSpadden was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. Dave's career in being of service started with the role model of his parents in the community and in church. With their encouragement, Dave earned Scouting awards of Eagle Scout, God and Country Award and Explorer Silver Award.

Upon graduation from high school, Dave did a tour in the U.S. Army in a construction engineering battalion. After the Army he attended San Angelo College (now Angelo State University) studying business.

DISTRICT GOVERNOR DAVE McSPADDEN & MARILYN Larry Becker 2009-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Hometown Heroes - The Rotary Club of Dallas Heather Jennings 2009-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Future Vision Pilot District Plan 2009-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Easley B. (Ley) Waggoner on Jan 12, 2009

Hallie Warnock is the daughter of Rotary Club of Park Cities member Kirby Warnock and our Club's Youth Exchange student in France this year.  She was the inaugural president of our Interact club at Hillcrest High School last year.  Here's her latest news -

Hello Rotary,

As of January the 26th I will have lived in France for five months. I know everyone says this but I can't believe how fast it has gone by. In the close to five months that I've been here I have joined French Scouts and the rock climbing club. I've also managed to make amazing friends that have helped my French tremendously and I have been inseparable from them from the beginning. In July I will be even lucky enough to have two of them come visit me in Texas and stay with me. And despite the Rotary myths, I've managed to lose 16 pounds!

News From YE Student - Great Story Easley B. (Ley) Waggoner 2009-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Easley B. (Ley) Waggoner on Jan 12, 2009
News From Hallie Warnock

Hallie is the daughter of Rotary Club of Park Cities member Kirby Warnock and is our Club's Youth Exchange student in France this year.  She was the inaugural president of our Interact club at Hillcrest High School last year.  Here's her latest news -

Hello Rotary,

As of January the 26th I will have lived in France for five months. I know everyone says this but I can't believe how fast it has gone by. In the close to five months that I've been here I have joined French Scouts and the rock climbing club. I've also managed to make amazing friends that have helped my French tremendously and I have been inseparable from them from the beginning. In July I will be even lucky enough to have two of them come visit me in Texas and stay with me. And despite the Rotary myths, I've managed to lose 16 pounds!


News From Park Cities Youth Exchange Student Easley B. (Ley) Waggoner 2009-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Becker on Nov 15, 2008
District Governor LB Showalter and District Governor Elect Dave McSpadden authorized a 2009-2010 Leadership Seminar coordinated by 2009-2010 Governors Aide Larry Fuller and conducted by 2009-2010 Training Director George Ritcheske.

2009-2010 Leadership Seminar 15 November 2008 Larry Becker 2008-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Becker on Aug 26, 2008

George Elking is the Rotarian of the Year for 2007 - 2008

Rotarian Of The Year Larry Becker 2008-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Becker on Jul 30, 2008

Today,  You or Your Rotary Club Can Make a Difference! 

You can give hope, mobility, freedom, dignity and independence to another human being.  You can change the life of a child , teen or adult with a physical disability, as well as the lives of every member of their family. 

Wheelchair Update By Tom Harmon Larry Becker 2008-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Roberts

Rotary District 5810 and Veterans Coalition for North Central Texas Veterans Career Development Program

Our Veterans futures are important. They served us and gave of themselves to protect our freedom, now it is our chance to ensure their future. You can make a lasting impact in the life of a veteran through a new mentoring program.

Mission Statement: To provide Military Veterans with services and resources through participating Rotary and Coalition members so our heroes can make a transition towards success.


District 5810 and Veterans Coalition Laurel Roberts 0
Posted by Sandra Forster

Are you ready to serve as your club's president July 1, 2014?

Want the inside scoop on being successful, and getting others to support you and participate?

Then come join us immediately following the September 14 D5810 Roundtable to get on the fast track to success for yourself and your Rotary club.

Register - PE Workshop I (There is no cost to you or your club)Success

President Elect Workshop I - Sept 14, 2013 Sandra Forster 0
Posted by Laurel Roberts


A project of the Rotary Clubs of Districts 5890 (Houston, TX), 4110 (Mexico) and hopefully 5810.
Clinic Founded over 30 years ago by an Optometrist from Lake Jackson Texas

We have two types of clinics – Eye/Dental and Craniofacial.

The Guerrero Crystal Foundation Laurel Roberts 0
2013-2014 District Governor's Club Visits Laurel Roberts 0
DGE Ean Sullivan's Installation Dinner Ean H. Sullivan 0
Interact Video contest winner Ean H. Sullivan 0
Posted by Ean H. Sullivan
To ensure complete financial transparency in our district, monthly financial statements are now available online.  To access these statements go to the Member Only Download page and follow the links.  Please note that you must be logged in to view the statements.  If you have any questions about the statements or information contained therein, please contact District Treasurer Rob Banes.
Financial Statements Available online Ean H. Sullivan 0
District Governor L.B. and Donna Showalter 0