I am pleased to announce that the Selection Committee picked Mary Bedosky, Richardson East Rotary Club, as the District Governor Nominee Designate.  There were no subsequent challenges.  She will be District Governor in Rotary Year 2025-26. 
You will find her bio & resume on the District website.  If you read these, I think you will agree that DGND Mary is very qualified, and I am sure she will be an excellent District Governor!  Please joining me in  congratulating DGND Mary Bedosky!  
December is a great time to look at the progress your club has made in membership development, number of projects completed, Foundation/Polio contributions and plans for the remainder of the year.  Look at your goals on Rotary Club Central to see how your club is progressing toward the Rotary Citation and what you need to do to meet or exceed the goals.  Also, review your Strategic Planning Goals and progress toward achieving them.
From Foundation Team Leader PDG Bill Dendy:  It is a good time for you to do your tax planning for charitable gifts for the end of the year. It is also great time for you to check your Rotary donations account to see where you stand in contributions to the Foundation. 
If you are close to reaching Major Donor status, which is cumulative gifts of over $10,000, this is a the time of year to reach that goal as we will have a special Major Donor Appreciation Dinner in February. Details to be announced by the end of the year.
We are so grateful for several new Paul Harris Society members.  These are Rotarians who commit to give $1,000 per year to the Foundation.  These ongoing, reoccurring gifts lead to becoming a Major Donor and meet the needs of the Foundation.  Our Foundation is recognized as one of the best foundations in the world by Charity Navigator.  It is a blessing to humanity and should be something that we as Rotarians are proud to support and a favorite charity to non-Rotarians.  Donate the easy way.  Sign up for Rotary Direct on the www.MyRotary.org and make monthly, quarterly or yearly contributions!
To check your personal giving to The Rotary Foundation(TRF), please follow these steps:
Go to www.MyRotary.org. Sign in with your user name and password if you have an account.  If you don’t it is easy to create one.  Just click “Register” and fill out the form.
For your personal giving history:
  • Click on your “My Donations” from the drop-down menu under your name in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Click link to “Donor History Report”. On the next screen select Donor History Report again.  The front page generated after several seconds is an “Overview” with a pie chart and your giving totals.
  • At the bottom of that page there is a tab to go to “Transaction Detail” that gives you specific info on the amount and date of each donation made by you or recognition points transferred to you by the club or some other donor.
As a reminder, last month we approved a new District Manual of Procedure.  You can find on the District Website under “District” on the menu bar. 
The deadline for the discounted Early Bird Registration for RI Melbourne Convention 2023 is December 15th.  Save money and sign up now.  Also, make your hotel & airline reservations soon because flights and rooms are filling up!
Also, it is not too late to sign up for the District Conference Work Cruise. Go to the District website to sign up. Click on Events on the menu bar and click on District Conference and Service Cruise.
Please note there will be no December District Roundtable.  May you have wonderful holiday season & a Happy New Year!
Yours in Rotary Service.
Howard Templin
District 5810
Governor 2022-23