August 2022 Edition
News From Around District 5840
DG Dwayne Hopkins' Message for August
We can all be inspired by our new Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and all the work being done around the world.  Her Imagine Rotary theme is catching on fast with its seven orbiting dots representing the 7 global areas of focus.
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training - August 20
There will be a Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) on Saturday, August 20th, 2022 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the Spring Creek United Methodist Church, 28970 Old Fredericksburg Rd, Fair Oaks, TX 78015.  The institute is $50 and is open to all Rotarians.
Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2022-23
We are excited to announce the rollout of our new ROTARY ROCKSTAR CHALLENGE! The Rotary Rockstar Challenge was designed to help Clubs increase their public image skill set. The more you promote your Club, the better the odds are at increasing your membership. It is a win-win all around! 
Member Spotlight Promotion
Your Public Image team is excited to announce a new tool "MEMBER SPOTLIGHT" template that will help Clubs promote current members! Submit your member's photo and we will send you back the graphic, then you post on your website and/or social media. When posting, don't forget to tag the District (@RotaryDistrict5840) and use hashtags #District5840Family #WeAreRotary and (include your Club Hashtag).
Working Toward a Malaria-Free Zambia is Personal
By Eric Liswaniso, member of the Rotary Club of Ndola and the Rotaract Club of Lusaka, Zambia
One of the most frustrating things about malaria is the preventable suffering it imposes on families. The death of a child or a parent, the loss of work, or economic stability can be devastating.
Foundation Per Capita Giving Tops $1,000
Imagine That! Three D5840 clubs top $1,000 per capita giving! Hats off to Fredericksburg, Fair Oaks and San Antonio Airport for their 2021-2022 contributions to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation. Rotary awards banners to the top three clubs and this is the first year any club exceeded $1,000; much less three clubs.
San Saba Rotary Assists with Mission San Saba
San Saba Rotary commuted time, talent, and funds to Mission San Saba. The renovation of a home for a family in need.
Texas and Mexico Rotary Clubs Complete Joint Environmental Project
Members of the Rotary Club of New Braunfels and Rotary Club of Zacoalco de Torres, Mexico recently completed a five-day environmental project where they planted 6,500 trees and helped landscape Zacoalco’s new Rotary Park.
Donation for Junior Deputy Academy in Beeville
Beeville Rotary Club presented a $500 donation to Bee County Sheriff Alden Southmayd in support of the Junior Deputy Academy.

Backpack Drive for Needs Council
The club held its annual backpack and school supply drive at Western Edge Cocktails and Kitchen. We received $900 in monetary donations, 90 backpacks and the club purchased an additional 30 backpacks to provide to the Hill Country Needs Council. Pictured are acting club president Ralph Bowen and Cindy Heifner of the Needs Council.
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Charity Golf Tournament
Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary will be holding a golf tournament to raise money to replace the cross at Cross Mountain Park. The tournament will be held at Lady Bird Golf Course in Fredericksburg on October 10, 2022.

Boerne Installs Leadership and Celebrates 2021-2022 Accomplishments
This past June a dinner and installation ceremony introduced the new club President for 2022- 2023 as Jack Estes, the President Elect as Joe Anzollitto and Susie Smith as the Vice President.
World Food Day is Rotary's Focus in Hays County
World Food Day is October 15. San Marcos Rotary, partnering with Rotarians in Wimberley and Kyle, plan three events and need volunteers or donations of food or cash.
Three Honorable People at the Pearl Rotary Pride Month Social
The Honorable Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, Michael Quintanilla, and David Cruz shared their stories of their childhood, coming-of-age, and professional successes/challenges of being perceived differently in sexuality, preference and the community. We invited them to be our featured speakers at a June Pride-themed social with the Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl.
Help Needed For School Supplies for Refugee Children Event
San Antonio has over 3,000 Afghan recently arrived refugee families plus many refugees (defined as legally here and unable to return to their country of origin) from Asia and Africa (and a few from Ukraine).  A volunteer center is coordinating a backpacks filled with school supplies for refugee children event early August and needs supplies and volunteers, with a goal of 750 backpacks and volunteers signing up for 2-3 hours shifts online via Sign Up Genius.

National Night Out at the San Antonio Zoo
National Night Out at the San Antonio Zoo was celebrated June 17, 2022. Kim Munoz represented the Airport Rotary Club. We participated in this event on behalf of our club to support our club DEI initiatives. Diversity, equity & inclusion in Rotary International.

Generators for Mision de Candelila
Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary present Mision de Candelila with two generators to help with their work in Piedras Negras. Pictured are club president Cindy Turner, Kelly Graham of Mision de Candelila, Ralph Bowen (Nimitz Rotary), Kenny Johnson of Mision de Candelia and Judy Hutcherson, Fredericksburg Noon Club Rotarian and board member of Mision de Candelila.
Surprise Visitor at our Alamo Heights Rotary Club
Ron Weaver has been a Bell Collector for many decades with a collection of over 3000 bells. He is retired and was in the process of getting rid of some of his bells and found one he obtained at a flea market in the Valley 55 years ago.

San Angelo Sunrise Rat Race
The San Angelo Sunrise Rotary Club held a 5k run on April 30, 2022, the RAT RACE is held each year to benefit several local and one international charity.
Food Pantry Champion
The Canyon Lake Rotary Club was recently recognized by the Community Recreation and Resource Center as a “Food Pantry Champion”!  This area Organization serves residents with needed food and warm clothing items and wanted to recognize Rotary’s many different ways it supports local community through its service efforts.

Park Beautification in Fair Oaks Ranch
Rotarians from Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne, recently gathered in the Boots Gaubutz Park to plant a tree and dedicate a plaque in memory of Penny Saywer, who had a long-time and wide impact in the Rotary clubs and communities of both cities.

Blanco County Club Partners With Placencia Belize Club
Rotary Club of Blanco County member, Connie Cox, attended the Rotary Club of Placencia Belize club meeting in Central America on July 19. The two clubs are planning to partner in providing hygiene kits to school children in the villages of Placencia and Seine Bight. Pictured is Placencia Club President Harold Wallen and Connie Cox exchanging club banners.
Rotary Strong
Representatives of the Rotary Club of Wimberley recently traveled across the district to join the Uvalde Rotary Club members to, basically, give them a group hug. The Wimberley Rotarians  joined Uvalde at one of their regular Thursday meetings, and heard a counselor who is dedicating her services to the community. 
Rotarian Shears Locks for Polio
Rotarian Peter Baen stopped cutting his hair during Covid. When it started getting really long he had a brainstorm.
Upcoming Events
District Interact Event
Winston High School
Aug 13, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Last day to report activities for Interact Clubs
Aug 15, 2022
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training
Spring Creek United Methodist Church
Aug 20, 2022 8:30 AM
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Virtual Africa Peace Concert
Sep 02, 2022 3:00 PM
Kerrville's 6th Annual Labor Day Walkathon
Louis Hays Park
Sep 05, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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San Saba
Fredericksburg Morning
Del Rio
San Antonio Northwest
Alamo Heights
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