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Grant Management Seminar is now an online course with registration NOW OPEN!
 In the first step to being qualified for a District or Global Grant, the current President-Elect and one other club member must complete the course by July 31st, 2017.
All live, face-to-face grant managment seminars have been cancelled. An email was sent to all registered participants and funds have been credited back to your credit card. In addition, two emails have now been sent to all Rotarians with listed email addresses in ClubRunner informing them that the live Workshops have been cancelled.

2016-17 District 5840 Conference

May 4-7, 2017

Fredericksburg, Texas


Building Peace

District Conference is over, but we can continue celebrating as Zach Pooser took many pictures and have shared them with us. 
Click here, and download your favorites!  In case the link does not work, click on the Events tab, and then on Club Fundraisers, and then on the picture of the District Conference!
And THANKS Zach! 
My Two Cents
Penny C. McBride, President & CEO
A few days ago, I met Olga Tyhonova, a gifted translator who is the team facilitator for a Ukrainian group visiting Fredericksburg this week as part of the Open World program, hosted by the Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club. I agreed to host Olga as my house guest and the experience has been incredibly rewarding.

Global Scholar Send-Off

Local Rotarians wish the best to the Global Scholar Paola Martinez, as she departs for her graduate studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She will be studying for a Masrter's degree in Public Health. Her sponsoring club is the Rotary Club of Boerne Sunrise.
Pictured are left to right: Tuffy Burton, DRFC Joe Ramirez, Paola Martinez, Jane Burton (District Global Scholarship Committee Chair), Ellie Seiferth, Mike Seiferth.

President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley

Theme For 2017-18



Read more for 2017-18 Presidential Citation

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