Rotary Training Talk - 5 Tips for Effective Virtual Presentations 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Walk to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rise Against Hunger a success in San Marcos 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Builds Rotary Mini Libraries 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Seguin’s Oldest and Most Haunted Hotel 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Together, Let's End Polio! 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
RI President Shekhar Mehta asks clubs to support World Polio Day 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's October Message

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October means cooler weather, falling colorful leaves, Rotary Economic & Community Development Month and, of course, World Polio Day, Sunday October 24th.  
 
Let’s talk Polio!  We are literally so close to eradicating this disease. Only two (2) new cases of Polio have been reported this year from January thru September. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports our efforts with a 2:1 match for every dollar we raise!  Once again our goal for the US is $50M raised, for a total of $150 after matching funds!
District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's October Message 2021-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Special Invitation - Virtual Meeting, for Diversity Equity & Inclusion Presentation 2021-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Join Us For District Celebration & Awards Gala 2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

You Make A Difference!

The Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis awarded Ms. Frances Lopez the "You Make a Difference Award" for her hard work and dedication in the Hondo/D'Hanis Communities.
You Make A Difference! 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Club "Pints for Polio" Event October 27 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
New Members and Paul Harris Fellow at Blanco County Club 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Service Above Self Award

Rotarian Brian Kanke presented the "Service Above Self" Award for the first Quarter of the 2021 Rotary Year by Club President, Cynthia Prieto.
Service Above Self Award 2021-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Airport Rotary Gives Eagle Scout Recognition Certificates 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch helps Save the Environment 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
The Causes and Cures of Human Trafficking 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Of the Quarter 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Hondo's 26th Anniversary! 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Early Act Program at Travis Elementary Begins its 13th Year 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Mixer at Deep Creek 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest Kraut Run

Fredericksburg Morning Rotary is hosting their 12th annual 5k Walk/Run and 8K Run - Kraut Run - in conjunction with Oktoberfest in Fredericksurg, Texas on Saturday, October 2.
Oktoberfest Kraut Run 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
San Saba Celebrates World Polio Day with Purple Pinky Day 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Club at Texas State University Returns 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Walk of Fun

We had quite a few Rotarians, interact and Satellite members who showed up to volunteer and spread the word of how we love to serve our Kerrville community during the 5th Annual Labor Day Walk-A-Fun!
Walk of Fun 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Fundraisers on Labor Day 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
DG Kristy Vandenberg's September Message 2021-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Morgan's Wonderland 2021 "MORE DELIGHTFUL THAN FRIGHTFUL" Halloween 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians In Action

This morning 25 members of Kerrville noon, satellite and Interact kids from Tivy along with friends and family met under the bridge of Louise Hayes park and picked up a full bag of trash each, along the path up to Lehmann Park.
Rotarians In Action 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Get Ready For World Polio Day 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch Fundraiser

The beautiful Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club will be the setting for this year's annual fund raiser golf tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch on Monday, Oct 4, 2021.  
Fair Oaks Ranch Fundraiser 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN)

The Alamo Heights Rotary Club will present its 34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN) on April 1st, 2022, on the University of the Incarnate Word campus.The event is an official San Antonio Fiesta® Commission event. 
34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN) 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Your New Rotary Member!

We want to CELEBRATE & WELCOME your new Rotary Member! We will provide you with a graphic that can be shared on your Social Media Pages and we will also share the graphic on the District Facebook page!  Enter your new member's name, classification and a photo. Submit here or use the Submit New Member button located on the District home page. 
Celebrate Your New Rotary Member! 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Ace Roundup Program Money Goes Back To The Community 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

New Members at Fredericksburg-Nimitz

The Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club inducted four new members at it's Back Pack/School supply event held on July 27th.  We welcomed Dave and Gina Woodward and Mike and Debbi McCurdy to our Rotary family!  Of the club's 31 members, 22 are 'couples'.
New Members at Fredericksburg-Nimitz 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rockstar Challenge

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! 
Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

School Resource Rally Project

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch recently partnered with the Boerne Independent School District, and a variety of community supporters, to conduct a back-to-school Resource Rally. Club members assisted in serving approximately 400 students; ensuring they had the counseling and resources needed for a successful start to the new school year.
School Resource Rally Project 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Community Grants Make a Difference

Rotarians in Seguin have a long history of providing community grants within Guadalupe county. Normally through fund raising, the club awards 10 to 12 grants per year. It is indeed a tradition, that the Grants Committee and Club Members strive to focus on, year after year.
Community Grants Make a Difference 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Community Resource Center 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Travis Elementary School's EarlyAct Program 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
San Saba Rotary's 7th Annual Golf Tournament 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Centennial Banquet on Jan. 14th, 2022

The Rotary Club of San Marcos invites District 5840 Rotarians to a grand gala to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Ballroom in San Marcos.
Centennial Banquet on Jan. 14th, 2022 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger 

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is sponsoring Rise Against Hunger on Sat., Oct. 16 from 9-Noon. Volunteers will pack 15,000 meals for shipment to Africa.
Rise Against Hunger 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Sends School Supplies to Mexico

The Rotary Club of San Marcos and the Mision de Candelilla (MdC) in Fredricksburg partnered on August 27 to pack and deliver school supplies for children in seven impoverished villages in Mexico as an international project. 
San Marcos Sends School Supplies to Mexico 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
San Angelo Rotary 2021 Shrimp Fest 2021-08-18 05:00:00Z 0

Back to School 

The Fredericksburg- Nimitz Rotary Club held a ‘back-pack and school supply’ event on July 27th in support of the Hill Country Needs Council’s effort to serve the children of Gillespie County.
Back to School 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Wellness Fair- Medina County 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Kick off 3rd Annual Gun Raffle 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Selection for 2023-24 Rotary President

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Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

McInally lauded Rotary’s ability to adapt technologically during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the approach should continue and be combined with the best of our past practices as Rotary seeks to grow and increase engagement.

Selection for 2023-24 Rotary President 2021-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Partners with Hondo Public Library 2021-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Nominations

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District 5840 selects the next District Governor in October each year.  We are actively looking for Rotary leaders to serve in this critical role for Rotary.  This year we will select the person to serve as Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1,2024.  Persons eligible to be Governor must have served a full term as President of a Rotary Club and have been a Rotarian for seven years.  
District Governor Nominations 2021-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

Beware of Scam!

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Please be aware of a recent spam email being sent to Clubs with subject line "Your website and digital card". The content goes on to say " With the pleasure of greeting you, it is already August and we have not had answer on your part to know if they will want your page" .. the link in the email is suspcious and SHOULD NOT BE CLICKED. The email is signed Rotary District 4185. If you have questions, contact pblankenzee@rotary5840.org.
Beware of Scam! 2021-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's August Message

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How do we celebrate Membership & New Club Development Month? Several ways! Personally, we think about our business associates, friends and neighbors who might want to join the greatest Service Club in the World!
DG Kristy Vandenberg's August Message 2021-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Welcoming Students of Ed Franz Back

August 16, 2021 @7:15 a.m. The Rotary eClub of San Antonio will Cheer and Welcome the Elementary students of Ed Franz back to school and distribute reading and writing materials.
Welcoming Students of Ed Franz Back 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Congratulations

April Ancira (Vice President of Ancira Auto Group) congratulates Boerne High School graduate Ashlyn Murrah as the recipient of a Careers & Technology Scholarship from the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch.
Scholarship Congratulations 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Field of our Dreams Becoming a Reality 2021-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
New Braunfel's Independence Day Parade 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
You Make A Difference 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
New 2021-22 Member Inducted 2021-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

Interact Presentation

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch recently hosted Mike Canales, District Interact Chair, and Abby Robinson, Winston School Interact Club President, at Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club.
Interact Presentation 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Packs School Supplies Aug. 27th 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0

Announcing  a New Satellite E- Club!!

The Rotary Satellite E-Club of D5840 to Combat Human Trafficking is official! The club will meet by zoom link on the 2nd and fourth Mondays of each month at noon. Attend the Rotary Satellite E-Club of D5840 to COMBAT Human Trafficking on Monday, August 9th via Zoom to hear from Karen Walkowski. 
Announcing a New Satellite E- Club!! 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary Moves To A New Location 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Blanco County Supporting Teachers and Students During Summer Program 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
FUNdraiser for Meals for Vets (Honor Veterans Now)  2021-07-17 05:00:00Z 0

4th of July FUNdraiser

It was a great turnout for the 4th of July Kiddie Parade and Main Street Parade!   So great to have our parades back up and running   The Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club sold brisket and pork tacos, hot dogs, sodas, water, beer and wine.  We raised $3,000 for our General Fund.  All funds will benefit our community.  
4th of July FUNdraiser 2021-07-17 05:00:00Z 0

Donation to Peterson Medical Center

Tammy past president of Kerrville Rotary Club was able to donate $10,000 to their local hospital Peterson Medical Center. This donation was in honor of all the front line workers and all they have done during COVID.
Donation to Peterson Medical Center 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Blood Drive

Kerrville Rotary hosted a blood drive on 6/24/21 and it was our final one for Tammy's presidential year. Overall between our three blood drives we were able to donate 91 whole units of blood, 18 double red cell donations, and two red cell and plasma donations.
Kerrville Blood Drive 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Medina Co. Food Pantry -Donation

The Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis partnered with Broadway Bank, Hondo National Bank, Medina Electric Co-op, Hondo Public Library, D'Hanis Fire Department and Vulcan Materials Co. in a joint project to help collect non-perishables for the Medina Co. Food Pantry.
Medina Co. Food Pantry -Donation 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

RCSA's U40 Class Kingdom Keepers Project

On July 11, 21 members of the Rotary Club of San Antonio's latest class of U40 (under the age of 40) members tackled a new project in support of a legacy project. Our club's Kingdom for Kids program has built 20 playgrounds in disadvantaged areas through the years.
RCSA's U40 Class Kingdom Keepers Project 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Bench in Memory of Arianna

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On Aug. 6, 2020, Arianna Lopez, 8, was seriously injured when vehicle crashed through her bedroom while she was sleeping. She passed away on Aug. 17. Arianna was a Starkey Elementary School student.
Bench in Memory of Arianna 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Partner with Meals on Wheels 2021-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Installs Greg Maxton as New President 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Promote Your Business Through Rotary Liane Garrett 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Partner with Meals on Wheels 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteer of the Year!

The Hondo Chamber of Commerce held it's annual 2020 Banquet on Saturday, June 26th, and the Rotary Club of Hondo - D'Hanis was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award!  
Volunteer of the Year! 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Oak Hills Rotary Providing Clean Water for School in Mexico 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio South Meets In Person For First Time In Over a Year 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Pleasanton Rotary Club Awards Scholarships

The Pleasanton Rotary Club is proud to announce its 2021 scholarship winners.  These students were recently honored at the Pleasanton HIgh School Awards night.  The club usually awards $5000 a year but was able to increase that this year to $6,000 in cooperation with  Rotary 5840 and district grant funds.  
Pleasanton Rotary Club Awards Scholarships 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Global Grant in Columbia

Pictured plaque notes Rotary support from a global grant for three schools in Cocuta, Columbia providing $80,500 for three chemistry labs in their schools. Our District 5840 is among the listed contributors, which evidences the teamwork of Rotary clubs and districts across the globe.
Global Grant in Columbia 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Beeville Tackles Out-of-Control Waste

In 2019, Rotary International implemented a partnership with the United Nations addressing the concerns of plastic waste on our environment. This partnership calls for reducing the use of plastic, changing the industry to use less and different kinds of plastic, and implementing more recycling.  
Beeville Tackles Out-of-Control Waste 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels’ Hill Country Craft Beer Festival Huge Success 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
One Last Service Project... 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's July Message

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What a great year this will be as we all get back together in person to do the work of Rotary!  I am very proud to be your new District Governor for 5840, as I start this very important and "Change Maker" Rotary Year.  
DG Kristy Vandenberg's July Message 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Helping Seniors

Alamo Heights Rotary President David Clapp (center) presented Jefferson Outreach (JO) CEO Bri Valdez (2d from left) with a check today as part of a $5000 donation supporting their activities delivering food and sundries to homebound seniors.
Alamo Heights Helping Seniors 2021-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Winston Interact's 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

The Winston School Interact Club held its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the Winston School Greehy Family Foundation Dining and Assembly Hall. Eight past Interact Club Presidents and other officers were on hand for the event. Army Captain Dominic Cavallini, a 2011 graduate of the school was the emcee for the night.
Winston Interact's 25 Year Anniversary Celebration 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Youth Citizenship Awards 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Final Blood Drive

Kerrville Rotary's final event for this Rotary year will be our South Texas Blood & Tissue Center blood drive. It is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crenwelge Motors.
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Paul Harris Fellow +5

Congrats to Deb Bowen for receiving Paul Harris Fellow Plus 5 pin!  Deb is an exemplary Rotarian and human being.  We are proud to have her as our own (Fredericksburg-Nimitz).   Congratulations, Deb!
Paul Harris Fellow +5 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Worthy Causes

President Jimmy Culp presents checks for $1250 each to Denise Usener from the Golden Hub and Jonathan Baethge from the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.   Both worthy recipients considering last years struggles.
Worthy Causes 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Giving Back

President, Jimmy Culp, presents a check for $3174 to Sharon Massey and Dottie Pieper of Wounded Warriors at Nebo.   The club raised the money by selling BBQ plates at a Memorial Day celebration at the home of Neal and Pam Martin.   Many, many thanks to all who participated and donated.
Giving Back 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Hail Relief Concert

A benefit concert was held Sunday, June 13th at the Medina County Fair Hall, to help cover expenses caused by the hail storms that caused much destruction in Medina County in April.  
Hail Relief Concert 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Medical Supplies For Mexico

Hondo/D'Hanis Rotary Club delivering PPE's to Del Rio Rotary Club. The equipment was donated by the Medina Regional Hospital and will be delivered to the Acuna Rotary Club for distribution.
Medical Supplies For Mexico 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards Scholarships 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Be Strong and Courageous
 

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, eleven High School students from Del Rio and Comstock were awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Del Rio Rotary Club, after a review of their applications and interviews.
Be Strong and Courageous  2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Golf Tournament Great Success 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

San Marcos' Rise Against Hunger Dinner

On Friday, June 18 the Rotary Club of San Marcos had a Rise Against Hunger Dinner at First Christian Church in San Marcos. The ingredients that are packaged and shipped overseas by RAH were the basis of the meal, so Rotarians could experience a meal similar to what food recipients experience.
San Marcos' Rise Against Hunger Dinner 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Pearl Rotary Offical Chartered!

Join us in welcoming our newest chartered Rotary Club - Pearl Rotary here in Rotary District 5840 - South Central Texas!! Congrats to all 30 charter members who will build, shape, and grow not only Rotary but themselves towards the greater good. The Pearl is one of the most desirable places to see and experience in San Antonio. So upon your next visit, be sure to stop by and say hello to fellow Rotarians.
Pearl Rotary Offical Chartered! 2021-06-11 05:00:00Z 0

Final Grant Management Training 

We will host our "Last and Final Chance - District Grant Training" on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 6:30PM. For those clubs who have not completed the required training, please have your representatives present for this training. Click to register.
Final Grant Management Training 2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier’s Final Message – A Year in Review!
 

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It’s been a pleasure serving as District Governor for the 2020-21 Rotary year! My family and I have enjoyed meeting new and existing members of our great District. Although our year brought many challenges, changes, and hurdles to overcome, I’m happy we did it together! Together is the only way we can continue to make the world a better place. Despite our differences and opinions, Rotarians have answered the call to serve with excellence. I cannot think of a better organization to serve where members strive to align themselves with the 4-Way Test and the Object of Rotary. Our guiding principles keep us grounded, help us self-reflect, and build a better environment for those we encounter.
DG Xavier’s Final Message – A Year in Review!  2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Rotary Sets Out to Partner with a Rotary Club in Indore, India for a Global Grant 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Annual Fund Raffle

Posted by John Hutcherson
A big THANK YOU goes out to the Rotary Clubs of District 5840 for the fantastic raffle sale.  6920 tickets were in the hopper when we began drawing the winners.   That translates to $69,200 fo the Annual Fund.   A big THANK YOU also goes out to the Foundation Chairs in each club for handling the ticket sales and sending the money and reports to the RI Foundation.
Annual Fund Raffle John Hutcherson 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

District Rotary Foundation News

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It’s end of year wrap-up reporting time for the 55 district grants supporting humanitarian projects of our district clubs. Thank you all for responding to our need for accountability and transparency. We’ll put a recap on the district website by summer’s end.
District Rotary Foundation News Jerry Hardy 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club San Antonio West Recognizes New PHF+3

Pictured receiving his Paul Harris Fellow +3 pin is John Wendt, who in turn is using a district grant to supplement scholarships his committee from the Rotary Club of San Antonio West is awarding to Interactors from Southwest Legacy High School.  Making the presentation is PDG Jerry Hardy.
Rotary Club San Antonio West Recognizes New PHF+3 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fundraiser in San Angelo

The San Angelo Rotary Club held a fundraiser at the home of one of the Rotarians in May. The poolside mixer was for Rotarians and spouses. Also, two Rotarians received their Paul Harris pins.
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Eagle Pass Rotary Club Celebrates Swing Set Installation 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Tournament Pays Big Dividends 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

16th Annual Del Rio Rotary Independence Day Rodeo

Get ready for the fun in Del Rio on Independence Day Weekend! The event kicks off with a Block Party on Friday July 2nd on Main Street. The rodeo will be held on Saturday July 3 & Sunday July 4th at the Val Verde County Fairgrounds.
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You're Invited to DG Kristy Vandenberg's Installation

Make plans to join us on Tuesday, June 22 at 6PM for the installation of District Governor Kristy Vandenberg. Open to all Rotarians! The event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Kerrville will be held at the Rails - A Cafe at the Depot, 615 E Schreiner St, Kerrville, TX 78028. This is a free event (cash bar available) however we are asking you to RSVP by June 15th. We are limited to 200 attendees. Dress: casual no shorts. Bring your own name tags from your Clubs. Register Here.
You're Invited to DG Kristy Vandenberg's Installation 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Logos at a Glance

Need some help with your clubs Public Image? Am I using the right logo? Where do I get the logo? Your D5840 Public Image Chair, Liane Garrett is happy to ZOOM with you to answer any questions and assist you. Send her an email to set up a time to talk or to zoom.
Rotary Logos at a Glance 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Rotary Scholarship Recipients

The Wimberley High School Scholarship winners for spring 2021 are Emily Cook (2 year scholarship) and Daniela Perez  (1year). The Wimberley Rotary scholarship committee of Jean Morris, Daina Slover, and Iris Campbell reviewed a qualified field of entrants and made the difficult decision based not just on academics but also on community and school service and family circumstances.
Wimberley Rotary Scholarship Recipients 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Randolph Metrocom's Essential Workers Event

You're invited to attend the Randolph Metrocom's Essential Workers Event Casino Night on July 22 at 6(M to 9PM at the Blue Bonnet Palace in Selma. No cover charge! Free appetizers for everyone.
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Help Support Cuero's Turkey Shoot

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CUERO ROTARY CLUB, celebrating its 100th anniversary of charter from May 1, 1921, will host it’s annual TURKEY SHOOT & RAFFLE Saturday June 19th 10am-3pm at the Cuero Sportsman Club, 902 East Bailey Street off FM 1447 (Bailey Street).
 
Proceeds from the event will assist Cuero Rotary Club in funding of their annual $6,000 award of academic-vocational scholarships to graduates of Cuero High School, pledges to C.A.M.A.L. House (food bank), and other services in the community of youth and adult needs.
Help Support Cuero's Turkey Shoot 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Canypn Lake Supports Food Pantry 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Blanco County Awards Scholarships 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Eagle Scout Recognition

Scouts BSA Troop 501 celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary on May 15, 2021, with a picnic and recognition ceremony at the Alamo Area Council's McGimsey Scout Park.
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San Marcos Rotary Awards 11 Scholarships 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0
Wimberley's Danforth Rotary Loves Readers Contest 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Successful Cow Patty Bingo Fundraiser

The Pleasanton Rotary Club made the front page of our local newspaper with their Cow Patty Bing event at Ropin at the River. They raised about $3,000.00 to be used for student scholarships.
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Rotary Village Mother's Day Luncheon 
 

On Friday, May 7, 2021, the residents of Rotary Village, which has senior low-income housing apartments, enjoyed an outdoor Mother's Day Luncheon with the help of the Del Rio Rotary Club and other agencies such as La Vida Serena Nursing & Rehabilitation and Val Verde Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Rotary Village Mother's Day Luncheon   2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

You're Invited to San Antonio's Don Strange Party

The Rotary Club of San Antonio invites you to join them June 23 from 6PM-10PM for DON STRANGE OUTSIDE AT THE WITTE. Great food, drinks, live music! Sounds like lots of fun! For more information: http://www.rotarysa.org/events/current-fundraising-events/
You're Invited to San Antonio's Don Strange Party 2021-05-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Super Hero Challenge Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following Clubs that won in the final Rotary Super Hero Challenge Raffle: Eagle Pass, San Marcos, New Braunfels and San Antonio Mission Trails. Each Club won $500! 
Rotary Super Hero Challenge Raffle Winners 2021-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

District Raffle Winners

The drawing was held on May 8 in Fredericksburg at 10 am.   Interact members of the Fredericksburg High School Interact Club pulled the tickets.   District Governor Xavier Toson posted the drawing live on the District 5840 Facebook page. PDG Judy Hutcherson was the recorder and PDG John Hutcherson was the mixer.
District Raffle Winners 2021-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Ranch Health and Wellness Fair

The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch will be hosting their 2nd Annual Alamo Ranch Health and Wellness Fair from June 1-5, 2021. We will host two online seminars followed by an in-person event on June 5, 2021 starting at 3 PM at Life Point Church. We're excited to bring this FREE event to the community!
Alamo Ranch Health and Wellness Fair 2021-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

DG Message To The Youth: Never Doubt Your Opportunity To Shake The World!

I’ve never heard or seen that specific quote from Gandhi before writing this message. However, the message has been in my heart for a very long time. My childhood is a story of very humble beginnings, which I believe helped to coat my heart with love for all humankind – despite our differences. As a youth, I would watch the infomercials come across the television screen requesting aid for children in Africa, Haiti, or some other country outside the United States.
DG Message To The Youth: Never Doubt Your Opportunity To Shake The World! 2021-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
District Virtual Town Hall - May 13 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Montana Meeker Newest Global Scholar

Congratulations to soon-to-be UTSA graduate Monica Meeker on her April 29th global grant approval from The Rotary Foundation for post-graduate studies in solid waste management at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.  A big note of appreciation for Jane Burton (Fair Oaks Ranch RC) for leading the district program that annually identifies our candidates and Jim Montgomery (San Antonio at the Dominion RC) for sponsoring her.
Montana Meeker Newest Global Scholar 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Academy EarlyAct

On April 30, 2021 the San Marcos Academy assembled all of their EarlyAct character award winners for a year-end photo. This was the Academy's first year participating in EarlyAct, and the K-5 principal said it was a big success.
San Marcos Academy EarlyAct 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Habitat for Humanity

Shout out to the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch and the The Winston School #Interactors for their work at the Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Eye Clinic in Aguascalientes Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Aguascalientes Rotary Eye Clinic 30th Anniversary - Our then District Governor Bill Thorsby helped cut the ribbon on the creation of an eye clinic for the underserved people of central Mexico—and thirty years later we continue supporting it through Rotary Foundation global grants for medical equipment.  
Rotary Eye Clinic in Aguascalientes Celebrates 30th Anniversary 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE
 

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Last month, the PolioPlus article said “So far in 2021, in the two endemic countries, Afghanistan has had only 1 case of Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1) and Pakistan has had 1 case. WPV1 is the only wild virus still found in the natural state. This is still the same status right now. If there are no more cases of polio until February, 2024, the world will be declared polio free. That means no more children anywhere in world will have to worry about being crippled by the polio virus.
POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE  2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio South Installs Second Library 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Clubs Donate to Local Honor Guard

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All three Rotary Clubs in Fredericksburg donated $400 each to the Gillespie County Honor Guard to help them update their uniforms.   The Honor Guard provides Veterans with Military Honors at burial ceremonies.   Thanks to all three of these clubs for stepping up to help out for this great cause.  For more information about this program, contact jimbisson65@outlook.com.
Clubs Donate to Local Honor Guard 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch community SHRED DAY 

On April 24th the annual Fair Oaks Ranch community SHRED DAY was a big success as 20 Fair Oaks Ranch Club Rotarians volunteered to assist residents dispose of 24,000 lbs. of paperwork.  During the 3-hour event 379 vehicles passed through the drive-up lanes.
Fair Oaks Ranch community SHRED DAY 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Community Service at it’s Best
 

On Tuesday, April 20th The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg (Noon Club) fulfilled almost all the volunteer duties for entire day at the Hill Country Memorial Hospital’s vaccination site at Hill Country University Center.
Community Service at it’s Best  2021-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Raised Beds for Heritage Place

With donated wood from members John and Dabs Hollimon, the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary built 4 raised beds (Mike Strolle and Charlie Montgomery) and delivered to the Heritage Place of Fredericksburg Assisted Living as residents enjoyed an ice cream social in the facilities outdoor atrium on April 20th. 
Raised Beds for Heritage Place 2021-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

10th Annual  Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Rotary Club of Kerrville hosted their 10th annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast this morning. They donated $500 of the hygiene products to their pantry as well as another $800 in food.
10th Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2021-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco County Rotary Hygiene Kits Helping Families

Johnson City School Nurse , Isela Raffety,  is sharing the Rotary Club of Blanco County's hygiene kits. She uses them in teaching and she distributes the kits to guidance counselors who provide the kits to support families during the covid year.
Blanco County Rotary Hygiene Kits Helping Families 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Rotary Sponsors Benefit Golf Tournament

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The Rotary Club of San Marcos seeks golfers to play in its annual Scramble 4 Scholarships golf tournament on May 14, 2021 at Quicksand at Woodcreek, near Wimberley. Registration is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
San Marcos Rotary Sponsors Benefit Golf Tournament 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Trash Pick-Up

Huge success with our trash pickup this time we had 15 volunteers including about 8 Tivy High School Interact club students such a blessing.
Kerrville Trash Pick-Up 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Build Mini Libraries

As part of our District 5840 program in South Texas, the Alamo Heights Rotary Club put up mini-library boxes in three locations in the area of the Alamo Heights Independent School District.
 
Alamo Heights Build Mini Libraries 2021-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd ROTARY SUPER HERO CHALLENGE Raffle - Rotary Club of Alamo Heights, Alamo Ranch Rotary and San Marcos Rotary. Each club won $500. Our next set of missions, must be completed by May 15 to qualify for the next raffle.
Congratulations Raffle Winners! 2021-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Join Us District Town Hall - April 8th 2021-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

Register Now For Club Leader Training 

Join us for our FREE Club Leader Training Event which kicks-off on April 30 at 6pm-7pm for a Zoom Happy Hour. We will meet back up again on May 1 at 8:30AM where kick off our training with incoming District Governor Kristy VandenburgThis training is targeted for: President-Elect, Secretaries, Treasurers, Membership Chairs, Foundation Chairs, and Public Image Chairs. This is a free training event however you must register to receive the Zoom link. All Rotarians are welcome!!
Register Now For Club Leader Training 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

Promote Your Good Work At RI with Rotary Showcase

"Rotary Showcase" is a very cool online tool at My Rotary that allows Clubs to promote their good work, to find project partners and to browse other projects. In fact, this is where Rotary finds the projects to feature in their magazine. Clubs should aspire to add new projects every year into Showcase. See these easy steps:
Promote Your Good Work At RI with Rotary Showcase 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE

Posted by Charlie Wasser
Rotarians are used to the familiar phrase “we are this close” meaning that worldwide eradication of polio will happen soon. In case you are wondering if something is stopping us from reaching the eradication goal and the phrase is no longer used for that reason, not at all.
POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE Charlie Wasser 2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

City Wide Easter Egg Hunt

Elaine Paske, Chairman of City Park Board getting ready to hide eggs for the City Wide Easter Egg hunt. Prizes of bicycles.  Small rocking horse and many other various prizes. All made possible from donations of which Ballinger Rotary Club donated $500.00.
City Wide Easter Egg Hunt 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope

On March 6, 2021 the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch presented an $820.00 check to the San Antonio Food Bank. For every $1 raised, they are able to provide 7 meals to families in San Antonio and Southwest Texas, that's 5,740 meals!
Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Vaccination Site Volunteers in Eagle Pass

On March 6th, Rotarians, Elias Diaz and Clelia Valdes, volunteered to register citizens for vaccinations at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass.  As a result of their donation of time along with many other volunteers, 1200 vaccinations were given out that day.
Vaccination Site Volunteers in Eagle Pass 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Hill Country Needs Counsel Needs

meet their annual fundraising drive ending March 31st, the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary club sold BBQ plates in conjunction with Texas Heritage Vineyards "Alamo Hero's Day" celebration on March 6th, raising over $1,000.  
 
Hill Country Needs Counsel Needs 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service

The Rotary Foundation is recognizing Bill Phillpotts, RC of San Saba, for significant and dedicated service for promoting Foundation programs and thus advancing better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.
Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service 2021-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

New Wimberley Rotarian Sworn In

The Rotary Club of Wimberley welcomes a new member, Ermias Ketema Gebremeskel.  Ermias is from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and holds degrees in Biology, Business Administration and Tour Operations.  His company, Stunning Ethiopia Tours, can be found on Tripadvisor. 
New Wimberley Rotarian Sworn In 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

R.A.T. Race    * Red Arroyo Trail

San Angelo Sunrise Rotary will be hosting their second annual 5K Run & Walk R.A.T. Race, on the * Red Arroyo Trail, in San Angelo, Texas, April 24, 2021. Our first R.A.T. Race was held in April 2019, with Meals for the Elderly as our designated charity.  
R.A.T. Race * Red Arroyo Trail 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Make plans to join the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary on April 24th for their ANNUAL TEXAS HOLD'EM POKER TOURNAMENT. To register: www.downtownrotarynb.org
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Loves Readers Contest Winners

Wimberly Rotary is happy to announce the winner and runner up of the 3rd Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked students to read a biography of their hero, then compare their hero’s strengths, challenges, flaws and achievements.  
 
Rotary Loves Readers Contest Winners 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy Food Collection

Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA) has found ways to help the community in spite of COVID-19. This is their second food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank. EKHLA  also turned in a donation of approximately 200 dental care items for the families in Guatemala who live in the city's garbage dump. 
Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy Food Collection 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament

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You're invited to join the Rotary Club of San Marcos for their Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament on May 14, 2021. Both Sponsors and players wanted! Quicksand Golf Course (Woodcreek) Wimberley, registration is from 11:45AM to12:45PM. 1:00 pm Shotgun start (everyone goes to an assigned hole and all golfers begin at approximately the same time).  For more information contact, Scott Yarbrough 512­-214-8730 (Chair).
 
 
Scramble 4 Scholarships Golf Tournament 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

First Responders Golf Tournament

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Our 4th Annual 1st Responders Golf Tournament!

An Outdoor Event That Will Allow All Of Us To Enjoy The Spring Sunshine, Great Weather, Rotary Involvement, Service Above Self, A Way To Build Goodwill and Better Friendship and Of Course It Will Be Beneficial To All Concerned as we can continue to Serve Our First Responders!  
First Responders Golf Tournament 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Cardboard Kids

Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered this on Saturday, March 13th to pass out Cardboard Kids®.  Thanks go out to Debbie Degollado, Jordan Alonzo, Becky Robles and Dan Clark for distributing the two-foot tall cardboard figures. 
Cardboard Kids 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Helping Those In Need

On August 23rd, Randolp Metrocom was notified that we had been approved for a $1000 District Grant that allowed us to send a total of $2000 to this club so they could provide their local communities with 6 hand washing stations. One of our newest members, Arturo Arredondo, let us know that his previous club (Rotary Club of Piura Oeste in Peru) had a need and were were happy to help fill that need!  
Helping Those In Need 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0

Wilson School Interact Club Tolietry Drive

The Winston School Interact Club collected toothpaste, toothbrushes and dental floss for the families who live in the city dump in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The club started their drive in  October 2020 and collected over 700 toiletry items. 
Wilson School Interact Club Tolietry Drive 2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 to Christian Women’s Job Corps  2021-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Northeast Volunteers at RMH 2021-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Super Hero Challenge - Test Your Membership Powers! 2021-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's March Message

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope this message finds you all well and in great health. During March, Rotary Water and Sanitation Month, we celebrate our commitment to creating healthier communities by supplying clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Last month, Winter Storm Uri presented many challenges to both clean water and proper sanitation for many residents throughout South Texas. This was only a glimpse into a much dire situation around the world. 
DG Xavier Toson's March Message 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

District Rotary Foundation News

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Good news recently on a couple of global grants being worked by our clubs.  The Fredericksburg Rotary Club’s perseverance on a water and hygiene project in Tanzania hit a milestone with its application being ready for authorization.
District Rotary Foundation News 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Romantic Rendezvous 2021

The Canyon Lake Rotary Club is taking a fresh approach to our wildly successful Valentine’s Day Romantic Rendezvous!   This year the Club decided to fete an online fundraiser in February with the simple theme of supporting our scholarship program.  
Romantic Rendezvous 2021 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Golfers Wanted

Calling all people that want to have fun! The Rotary Club of San Antonio South is seeking golfers for their annual golf tournament. Golfers or sponsors are needed to make this years tournament a success. Please contact Gina Hobbs at thehobbs4.gh@gmail.com for more information or to sign up to participate.
Golfers Wanted 2021-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE
 

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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Rotarians are used to the familiar phrase “we are this close” meaning that worldwide eradication of polio will happen soon. In case you are wondering if something is stopping us from reaching the eradication goal and the phrase is no longer used for that reason, not at all. So far in 2021, in the two endemic countries, Afghanistan has had only 1 case of Wild Polio Virus 1 (WPV1) and Pakistan has had zero cases. WPV1 is the only wild virus still found in the natural state. Take a look at this video to get into the spirit and then share it with friends.  CLICK HERE
POLIOPLUS AND COVID - STATUS AND HOW TO FUNDRAISE  Charlie Wasser 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Eagle Pass Rotary Delivers Meals to Seniors

The Eagle Pass Rotary Club delivered dinner to the residents of El Centenario, a public housing facility on Saturday, February 20th. The residents are primarily seniors and were severely impacted by the notorious winter storm that hit Texas last month. 
Eagle Pass Rotary Delivers Meals to Seniors 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Ballinger Rotary Pancake Supper

Ballinger Rotary held their annual pancake supper for the community. This year we had a drive through and had some fantastic pancake Cookers this year. This year our Cookers were adorned in their new frilly aprons handmade by Karleen McMahan. From left to right Brian Frieda, Ken Slimp, Ken Kvapil, Larry Lange and John Pietrik. Also sausage cookers Alex Kvapil and Judge Barry Hilliard. 
Ballinger Rotary Pancake Supper 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Alamo Ranch Partners With The Mission Continues

The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch partnered with The Mission Continues to finish a project for beautifying a building utilized by Vet TRIIP. Vet TRIIP provides therapeutic services including yoga, art and ukulele classes to Veterans and their families at this location. The organizations were approved for a grant from The Home Depot. Volunteers painted the inside and outside of the building, cleaned and repainted the deck, and assisted Gardopia in area beautification to the landscape. Thank you to all who volunteered.
Alamo Ranch Partners With The Mission Continues 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

What Is a Rotarian? A Profile

Posted by Greg Buschmann
John Wall was a charter member of the Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club when it was formed in 2012 but it was not where his Rotary journey began. He first joined Rotary as a member of the Northwest Rotary Club of San Antonio in 1985 at the encouragement of his business partners at a well-known San Antonio engineering firm.
What Is a Rotarian? A Profile Greg Buschmann 2021-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville's Main Event

President-elect Jeff Harris and his "Main Event" co-chair Robin Miears are busy distributing raffle tickets to Rotarians. As you know, our annual in-person event cannot happen, so it will take each one of us to raise the funds we need to provide for next year's many, many service projects.
Kerrville's Main Event 2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Providing Meals During Historic Snowfall
 

The City of Del Rio, Texas had 11.2 inches of snowfall on February 18, 2021. This was a historic record of snow for this date and many persons in the community were out of power and water, due to the freezing temperatures. 
Providing Meals During Historic Snowfall  2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Blanco County Announces the Joe Garcia 's Memorial Golf Tournament 2021-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Peace Corps Week Event - Stories of JFK and the Peace Corps Legacy

 
Did you know that February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month with Rotary and that the first week of March is considered "Peace Corps Week"? Connections between the two organizations do not end there.  As you may know, Rotary and Peace Corps have an official relationship where Rotarians can sponsors Peace Corps projects and much more. 
Peace Corps Week Event - Stories of JFK and the Peace Corps Legacy 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Winter Storm Relief Program

It's been an unimaginable week for all of Texas residents due to the winter storm. Here in District 5840, many are still without food, power, and safe drinking water. Some have even experienced structural damage to their homes (collapsed ceilings, busted water pipes, etc.). We are currently gathering information to support those Rotarians in need. If you need support, complete this form. 
Winter Storm Relief Program 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Update on Alamo Heights Night 2021-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

District Annual Raffle

Big Change from previous years!
 
District Annual Fund Raffle was for a cruise.  Winner of th drawing got a cruise and seller of the ticket got a cruise. Cruises were already losing popularity and Covid 19 was the death blow for us. In the Fall, we surveyed membership for possible prizes and the prepaid bank card for $1000 was selected from 4 possible prize packages. There will be 7 drawings and we have 7 prepaid $1000 Frost Bank Cards for the prize. The third ticked drawn the prize will go to the seller of the ticket to give incentive to sell tickets. Tickets have been sent to Club Presidents.
District Annual Raffle 2021-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

District Virtual Town Hall - Feb. 11th

Join us for next District Virtual Town Hall event on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 6:30PM with special guest, Dr. Sylvia Whitlock. She is the 1st woman Club President in Rotary International - who changed Rotary leadership through social change. All are welcome! Click to register.
District Virtual Town Hall - Feb. 11th 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's February Message

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Dear Rotarians,
 
This month we celebrate Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution. Did you know that today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations? Half of them are children. Some may hear this news and count it as another statistic for someone else to solve. Rotarians, on the other hand, spring into action!
DG Xavier Toson's February Message Xavier Toson 2021-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

Super Hero Raffle Winners

On Saturday, January 30th during the District Town Hall meeting we held our first raffle for the Rotary Super Hero Challenge. All Clubs that completed MIssions 1-3 were entered into the drawing. The winners are: San Antonio South, Blanco County and San Antonio North Central. Each club won $500! 
Super Hero Raffle Winners 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Cross Mountain Cross Makeover

Posted by Jimmy Culp
On Thursday, January 28th, members of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary club repainted the cross atop Cross Mountain to assist the City as it prepares to kick off a year-long series of events to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the founding of the City of Fredericksburg, TX beginning on May 8, 2021.  
Cross Mountain Cross Makeover Jimmy Culp 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2021-2022 Theme Revealed 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Supports The Community

Posted by Richard Berchin
As part of our ongoing support for the local community, donations were presented in January to the Alamo Heights School Foundation ($5000); Alamo Heights Little League ($3000); and St Phillips College ($10,000 for vocational scholarships).
Alamo Heights Supports The Community Richard Berchin 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Rotary Has Been Busy Forming Alliances!   2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

From Rotary Exchange Student to Surgeon

Posted by Edwin Blanton
Nearly ten years ago, during the 2011-2012 school year, the Mission Trail Rotary Club sponsored a Rotary Youth Exchange student   Serah – who traveled all the way from Papua New Guinea (PNG), in the western Pacific.
From Rotary Exchange Student to Surgeon Edwin Blanton 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Donation for Buckner Shoes

Posted by Joyce Waterfill
While at the PETS conference I noticed a brochure at one of the booths about giving shoes to children in Kenya. I put the brochure in my folder and forgot about it until one day I was sorting through all the papers from the conference,  I noticed the brochure and began to read all about RI Buckner.shoes. 
Donation for Buckner Shoes Joyce Waterfill 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

PolioPlus Fundraising Ideas in the Virtual Mode
 

Posted by Charlie Wasser
As Rotarians, we can all be proud of the effort we have put in since 1979 with what is now known as PolioPlus. The infrastructure that has been developed for eradication of polio is being adapted to the current efforts to control covid and end the pandemic. The infrastructure has been used to control the Ebola outbreak in Africa a few years ago and the SARS epidemic.
PolioPlus Fundraising Ideas in the Virtual Mode  Charlie Wasser 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

RotaCare Free Clinics

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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With the support of several Rotary clubs a free health clinic organization has operated in California since 1989, and in Washington, New York, and El Paso. I wish to chat with anyone that might be interested in possibly being part of the startup process to create similar units in San Antonio and surrounding communities.
RotaCare Free Clinics Charlie Wasser 2021-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Donates Weekly Meal Budget

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Food Insecurity is the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.  Hays County has a food insecurity rate of 14.3% with 24,710 food insecure people....  8,609 of which are children. 
 
When the pandemic hit and in person meetings were no longer recommended by the CDC, the Rotary Club of Wimberley voted to donate their weekly meal budget to the Wimberley Crisis Bread Basket.  There are more than 2050 Wimberley residents living below the poverty level.  We are proud to support our neighbors in their time of need, and we encourage those who can, to consider donating their time and/or resources to this worthy cause as well.
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Fredericksburg Morning Completes Final Addition to Play Area

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg has just completed its final addition to the Old Fair Park Play Area.  The newest addition features a fairly conventional “climb/slide” play unit, but also in that same area, includes a zero clearance “Orbit” Merry Go Round that is Inclusive for all.
Fredericksburg Morning Completes Final Addition to Play Area 2021-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

District 5840 Breast Cancer Project in Columbia

Pictured is a Cocuta, Columbia surgeon with newly provided equipment for detecting and treating early stage breast cancer.  Your contributions to this 2020 Rotary Foundation global grant added $5,000 to the $118,216 total project and will save countless lives--many of whom are Venezuela refugees in this border city. 
District 5840 Breast Cancer Project in Columbia Jerry Hardy 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Pearl Satellite Service Project

Members of the Satellite Club of San Antonio at the Pearl and the Young Catholic Professionals Association joined forces to clear brush and pick up trash at the construction site of a future community to shelter the homeless.
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Books Fair and Reading with Santa

We will remember 2020 for its changes to our weekly routines. For a while we stopped meetings thinking that the pandemic would soon be over, then we move to online meeting, and then back to in person with an online choice.
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Edu-Care Package

As people of Action, our Club in Beeville, Texas is committed to serve above self and every year we strive to increase our impact in our community.
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Kerrville Morning Rotary Provides Hunting Opportunity for Veterans 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Ingram Tom Moore High School Interact Club’s Coins for Christmas 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Provides Hurricane Relief to Lake Charles, LA residents 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Trash Pick Up

Rotary club of Kerrville "Getting Busy" keeping our stretch of the road trash free. Seven Rotarians showed up to help make it happen this last weekend.
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Rotary Clubs of New Braunfels and Zacoalco Provide Wheelchairs to Residents of Zacoalco, Mexico 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Oak Hills Rotary Club Going Strong on Zoom! 2021-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Tapitas for Cash 

Posted by Greg Buschmann
Greg & Carmen Buschmann of the Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club delivered 225 lbs. of bottle caps to a private charity in Juarez, MX, that assists children whose parents are unable to pay for cancer treatment.
Tapitas for Cash Greg Buschmann 2021-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's January Message


Fellow Rotarians,

From my family to yours, Happy New Year! We can all say that 2020 brought many challenges, blessings in disguise, and a new perspective on life in one way or another. I've always believed that the end of one thing was the beginning of another. However, It is our perspective that shapes the direction of our future. 
DG Xavier Toson's January Message 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
District Town Hall - RI President, Holger Knaack 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Ballinger Donates Gift Certificates to Teachers

The Ballinger Rotary Club just donated 129 $10.00 gift certificates to our Elementary,  Jr. High and High School teachers, aides, counselors and nurse in appreciation for all they have done this year.
Ballinger Donates Gift Certificates to Teachers 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Test Your Rotary Super Powers to Earn CASH PRIZES!

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
The purpose of this challenge is to provide your club with the tools and resources it needs to thrive. Every club that completes Missions 1-3 by January 29th will be placed in a drawing. We will select up to three (3) clubs for this first round to win $500 each!! The drawing will take place on January 30, 2020, live during a special presentation with RI President, Holger Knaack.
Test Your Rotary Super Powers to Earn CASH PRIZES! Pam Blankenzee 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Promoting Your Club As People Of Action

Posted by Pam Blankenzee
You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action! Rotary developed the People of Action Campaign to provide Clubs with tools for telling and showing the public we make a positive difference in your community. 
Promoting Your Club As People Of Action Pam Blankenzee 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

PolioPlus 

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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The PolioPlus themed Christmas card program Since every $10 means another 16 children will be protected for life against the polio virus, the total donations will be protecting 11,456 children. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!! has ended for 2020. Rotarians in District 5840 and outside the district donated enough money to pay the $10 a card for 716 cards. That is $7,160 for the fight against polio.
PolioPlus Charlie Wasser 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Fulfilling the Promise to End Polio
 

Posted by Jerry Hardy
RI sends certificates of appreciation, like the pictured one for Canyon Lake RC, for annual financial support for the End Polio initiative.  Our district goal this year is for every club to earn a 2020-2021 certificate and so far 24 clubs have contributed.  Congratulations to them and thank you!   
 
Fulfilling the Promise to End Polio  Jerry Hardy 2020-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
San Antonio South's Christmas Distribution 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Foundation Article

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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Grants reporting:  Our Rotary Foundation earns high marks for accountability!  For us that means filing those final reports online on the district website for grants that helped clubs provide school supplies, Thanksgiving food and Christmas joy.  If your project is complete, then file the report while it is fresh in your memory.  Return to the same My Club Grant  site where you applied and complete the reports tab (including uploading documents/receipts).
Foundation Article Jerry Hardy 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
17th Annual Alamo Heights Holiday Decoration Contest  2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Blue Santa

Kerrville Rotary was able to help with two blue Santa events this year to help feed over 75 families. We teamed up with the Kerrville police department and citizens on patrol who donate clothing and toys.
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Del Rio Rotary Club Provides Holiday Cheer!
 

Every year, the Del Rio Rotary Club provides Thanksgiving fixings for the residents of Rotary Village, which is affordable low-income housing for seniors. The groceries include sweet bread, which is a favorite of the residents. The club also provides each resident with a $25 Walmart gift card for Christmas.
Del Rio Rotary Club Provides Holiday Cheer!  2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Dominion Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer

Dominion Rotary club delivered more toys and 55 boxed lunches from the Leon Springs Schlotzgies this past week to The Children’s Methodist hospital. It takes a community that’s dedicated to serve!
Dominion Rotary Spreads Holiday Cheer 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Donation to Ballinger Humane Society

The Ballinger Rotary donated $500 to the Humane Society of Ballinger. This donation was used by the Humane Society to send adopted dogs to Canada and Pennsylvania. To do this each dog has to have a special paper to send across State lines.
Donation to Ballinger Humane Society 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Second Mini Library

Members of the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch supports literacy and installed it’s second mini library in a community garden in Woodard Park.  
Second Mini Library 2020-12-26 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Spreads Christmas Cheer

The Rotary Club of Kerrville - Morning (Morning Rotary) ends this pandemic-influenced year by sharing the Christmas spirit with several organizations including the Kerrville State Hospital, Christian Women’s Job Corps, and the Doyle School Community Center.
Kerrville Morning Spreads Christmas Cheer 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Annual Toys For Tots Drive

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club is in the final stages of our annual Toys for Tots (T4T) service to Gillespie county. Our Club Service Committee Chairman Bob Lee along with member Dana Green and and Honorary Member Linda Lee work on T4T all year.
Fredericksburg Annual Toys For Tots Drive 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
2020 Annual Christmas Party Rotary Club NW-Style 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary NW ringing the Bell for Salvation Army 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary NW Breakfast Surprise for Teachers & Staff of Dellview Elementary 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Santa's Sleigh to Centinela

On Thursday, December 10th, members (Curtis Allerkamp and Jimmy Culp) of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary in conjunction with the Mision de Candelilla of Fredericksburg along with a sister club from Piedras Negras delivered 50 personalized Christmas packages to the children of Centinela, just outside of Piedras Negras, Mexico.  It was a beautiful day in both weather in both weather and spirit!
Santa's Sleigh to Centinela 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
2nd Danforth Rotary Loves Readers Contest 2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Rings Bell for Salvation Army  2020-12-22 06:00:00Z 0
Virtual Town Hall - Dec 17th 2020-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Cares For Seniors

This holiday season we're asking all Rotarians to write at least one card or letter to a senior.   It's an easy project you can do from home and could make a huge difference in the life of an isolated senior. Let them know that Rotary Cares. This project is sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Antonio. 
Rotary Cares For Seniors 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Super Hero Challenge Mission I - Strengthening Rotary's Brand 2020-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity

Some brands are recognized around the world just by their logos. When people see the logo, they instantly know what it means and what to expect from the product. Building that kind of visual recognition requires effort, including years of using a logo widely and consistently. Companies work at this because earning that global recognition benefits their business.
 
The Importance of Rotary's Visual Identity 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's December Message

Season’s Greetings: December Is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
Did you know that over 800 million people (almost 12 percent of the world’s population) spent at least 10 percent of their household budgets to pay for health care? Also, more than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. As Rotarians, we aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care, especially in underdeveloped areas.
DG Xavier Toson's December Message 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
PolioPlus Christmas Cards Are Ready to Ship  2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

The Mini LIbrary Project is Moving Along - Join Us
 

By now you probably heard of the district wide initiative to build 100 mini libraries around the district. Here are the steps and activities needed to build and install a mini library. See the photo above showing what installation was like for Alamo Ranch at Gardopia.
The Mini LIbrary Project is Moving Along - Join Us  2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Veterans’ Day Program Features Local Community Leaders 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Annual Fund Raffle 2021
 

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For the survey, we had 251 responses: 2 blank , 1 for the cruise , Package One 16 votes, Package Two  47 votes, Package Three  76 votes,  Package Four 109 votes
Annual Fund Raffle 2021  2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Mini Library Installation

The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch partnered with Gardopia Gardens in the mission of promoting and supporting literary. On November 21, 2020, the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch installed their very first Free Mini Library.
Mini Library Installation 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Mission School Supply Drop Complete 2020-11-27 06:00:00Z 0
Morning Rotary Helps Provide Meals for Veterans Locally and State-Wide  2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Dominion Rotary Toy Drive

Photo from the San Antonio at the Dominion's toy drive for the Children's Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.  Pictured (L-R) are D5840 Sect. Jo Ann Browne, Club Community Projects Chair Christina Gutierrez and Event Co-Organizer Darcee Grivel, D5840 Early Act Chair.
Dominion Rotary Toy Drive 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast 

On November 6, Kerrville Rotary hosted 49 veterans and their guests to a wonderful breakfast and fellowship at our Veterans Breakfast event held at the Hill Country Veterans Center.
Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Halloween Golf Tournament 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club and Education Foundation Assist Blanco Elementary School 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Loves Readers Winner Announced

We are happy to announce the winner and runner up of the first Danforth Rotary Loves Readers contest of the school year.  This  challenge asked students to write letters to the editor of the newspaper about the importance of our community library. 
Rotary Loves Readers Winner Announced 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotartian Women's Job Corps, Kerr County Supports Chris 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Gives Away Free Books 2020-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
District Virtual Town Hall - Nov. 19th 2020-11-10 06:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's November Message

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Dear Rotarians,
 
Welcome to November! This month, we emphasize the importance and need to support and celebrate The Rotary Foundation (TRF)! Did you know that every dollar contributed to the TRF funds humanitarian and educational programs and operations? Throughout our district, clubs apply each year for grants that help them carry out worthy projects around the globe.
DG Xavier Toson's November Message 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Fair Park

Members of Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, the City of Fredericksburg, Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks, and the community gathered at the groundbreaking for a new playground at Old Fair Park. 
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Fair Park 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Super Hero Challenge 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
District Virtual Town Hall - Rotary Foundation 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Highway Clean-Up in San Angelo 

San Angelo Rotarians showed up early to clean up trash along the highway. 11 Rotarians collected 14 bags of trash in one hour on October 10th!
Highway Clean-Up in San Angelo 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
San Angelo Rotarians Raise over $2,000 for PolioPlus 2020-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
District-wide PolioPlus Christmas Card Fundraiser 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Day Service Project

We invite you to join fellow D5840 Rotarians in a Thanksgiving Day Service Project. We are partnering with Meals on Wheels Texas to deliver warm greetings and Thanksgiving meals to the elderly and disabled population in our communities.
Thanksgiving Day Service Project 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Free World Day at Winston

The Winston Interact Club celebrated Polio Free World Day on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Club set up a Polio Information Display the week leading up to Polio Free World Day and collected $200 for the polio drive.
Polio Free World Day at Winston 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Lone Star RLI - Part II - Final Session 10-6-2020 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
CoART, Rotary Partner to Provide Funds for Vape Detectors at BHS  2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Corazon Ministries Service Project  2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio's CASA Service Project

San Antonio Rotary Club donated and packaged over 300 bags of candy for our friends at Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA).  CASA Volunteers and Staff will hand these out on Halloween to the children they help.
San Antonio's CASA Service Project 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Sponsors Tri-County Chamber Mixer 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Inducts Three New Members  2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Banners In Canyon Lake 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Night 2021

Alamo Heights Night 2021, an official Fiesta event, is scheduled on the first Friday night of San Antonio Fiesta 2021 on April 16. It is not to early  for any of our Rotary Districts' Clubs to sign up for a booth at the event. Details are on our event website, www.alamoheightsnight.org .With the cancellation of Fiesta 2020, the annual Alamo Heights Night in 2020 was also cancelled.
Alamo Heights Night 2021 2020-10-29 05:00:00Z 0

Monica Gutierrez Selected DG 2023-24

District Governor Xavier Toson and the District 5840 Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Monica Gutierrez of the Rotary Club of San Antonio North Central as the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2023.
 
Monica Gutierrez Selected DG 2023-24 2020-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Service to the Community at Rotary Park 

The Rotary Club of Del Rio has partnered with the Del Rio Parks and Recreation Department to make numerous improvements to Rotary Park. This included projects such as installing a very popular splash pad to offer water fun for kids of all ages, purchasing playground equipment for children of all abilities, installing two park benches, renovating the restroom facilities, planting shrubs & trees, and installing water fountains.  

Service to the Community at Rotary Park 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Veteran's Breakfast

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Kerrville Rotary will once again host a Veterans' Breakfast event on Nov. 6 at the Hill Country Veterans Center to honor our local active military and military veterans in advance of Veterans' Day.
 
You are invited to join us from 8-9:30 a.m. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Veteran's Breakfast 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Morning Making A Difference

Fredericksburg Morning Rotary has donated $5000 to Mision De Candelilla for the purpose of purchasing a slightly used Ultrasound machine to aid in their medical clinics in Mexico. Rotary District 5840 also donated $5000 to bring the total to $10,000 to complete the purchase. 
Fredericksburg Morning Making A Difference 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Video Recording of District Town Hall with SA Mayor, Ron Nirenberg 2020-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Presents Checks to City’s BISD Elementary Schools Greg Buschmann 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's October Message

Posted by Xavier Toson
Greetings Rotarians,
 
Welcome to October! This month we celebrate Economic and Community Development. At this time, our local communities are faced with substantial economic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses are closing left and right as entrepreneurs fight to keep their doors open.
DG Xavier Toson's October Message Xavier Toson 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Logo is the Face of the Organization Liane Garrett 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio South Works to Get the Vote Out
 

Posted by Sandy Cordell
The Rotary Club of San Antonio South hosted a voter registration along with the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Bexar County Precinct 4 and Rebecca Viagran, City Council District 3 at Pica Pica Plaza on S.E. Military Drive.
San Antonio South Works to Get the Vote Out  Sandy Cordell 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Donor Spotlight

Ralph Bowen and Jimmy Culp of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary Club present a check to Donna at the Fredericksburg Food Pantry.  
Donor Spotlight 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Ron Nirenberg - Oct 8 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Virtual Paul Harris Ceremony

Posted by Xavier Toson
The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch held a virtual Paul Harris Fellowship Ceremony on September 22, 2020, in honor of inducting four new Fellows. Whitni Toson, Richard Diaz, Dale Goods, and Rosene Goods were recognized and inducted by guest speaker Jerry Hardy, PDG.
Virtual Paul Harris Ceremony Xavier Toson 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24

Posted by Charlie Wasser
As of September 23, 2020, there are 102 new cases in 2020 of wild poliovirus Type 1. Type 2 and Type 3 have been declared eradicated from the planet. There is a yearly standing request for all Rotary clubs to have some type of public event on October 24, World Polio Day, to educate the public and celebrate the progress toward worldwide eradication. With Covid-19 pandemic still in full force, this is a hard request to honor.
Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24 Charlie Wasser 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Madison Interact at Julia Semmes Public Library 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

 Rotary Foundation Training for Club Leaders Coming Oct 29th

 We are hosting a 90-minute online training session on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30pm about two aspects of managing Rotary Foundation programs in your club: fundraising and management reports.  It will be a Power Point presentation led by Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator Rich Kaye with  assistance from our district-level team. 
Rotary Foundation Training for Club Leaders Coming Oct 29th 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Eagle Pass Rotary Club Recognizes Health Heroes
 

On August 31st, the Eagle Pass Rotary Club proudly celebrated their health heroes at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center (FDRMC) with a gift of 200 Krispy Kreme donuts that were purchased from a fundraiser for a neighbor club in Piedras Negras.
Eagle Pass Rotary Club Recognizes Health Heroes  2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Winston School Interact Celebrates 25th Anniversary  Xavier Toson 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition

Posted by Ray Buck
Randy McClay, Rotary Foundation Chair for the Rotary Club of Kerrville-Morning (Morning Rotary) and Waverly Jones, Treasurer, made a joint presentation to club members on the purpose and function of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Ray Buck 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Supports Ingram Tom Moore Clothes Locker Ray Buck 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club Donates $2000 in Scholarship Money

Posted by Liane Garrett
Randolph Metrocom presented at their September 14th zoom Luncheon to the President of Northeast Lakeview College - Dr. Veronica Garcia. Last year they presented a check, in-person for $1000 however, this year they were able to present them with a check (virtually) for $2000 because of an approved district grant.  
Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club Donates $2000 in Scholarship Money Liane Garrett 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club donated $2000 for Hand Washing Stations is Peru Liane Garrett 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Northeast Volunteers at Texas Diaper Drive Dan Clark 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Canyon Lake Donation

Posted by Craig Massouh
The Canyon Lake Rotary Club recently donated $10,000 to the Community Resource and Recreation Center in Sattler.  
Canyon Lake Donation Craig Massouh 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights Centennial Project

Posted by Rick Berchin
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It has taken just over 17 years to get the dedication plaque put in place for The Alamo Heights Rotary Club Centennial Project, but it is finally done. Our Centennial Project was a joint venture with the City of Alamo Heights,  Alamo Heights Little League and Pony League, and the Alamo Heights Independent School District to rebuild the many ballfields and area in the vicinity of the Alamo Heights swimming pool known as the Park at Alamo Heights that had been destroyed during a flood in the late 1990s.
Alamo Heights Centennial Project Rick Berchin 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Jourdanton Rotary Supports Local Economy 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club - Helping Local Students Succeed
 

Posted by Chris Ryan
In September, Rotarians Cynthia de Luna, who is the Youth Service Chair on the Del Rio Rotary Club Board of Directors, and Rey Sanchez, who is the Coordinator for the Crayola Club Project, distributed much needed school supplies to eight elementary schools in Del Rio. Rotarian Cheryl Johnson and TJ Moore Lumber Yard were also instrumental in the delivery of the school supplies.
Rotary Club - Helping Local Students Succeed  Chris Ryan 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

2020 Labor Day Walk

Posted by Donna Peterson
On Monday, Kerrville Rotary had 28 Rotarian's volunteer for our Labor Day Walk-A-Fun at Louise Hays Park. We logged more than 125 volunteer hours, handed out 275 bottles of water, told the Rotary Club of Kerrville story along the River Trail and had three possible new member candidates inquire about our club!
2020 Labor Day Walk Donna Peterson 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Virtual Town Hall - PRIP Rich King 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Services for PDG Wayne Massey

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It is with much sadness, that we share the passing of PDG Wayne Massey  a member for the Fredericksburg Rotary Club. What an amazing man who served his country so well (he was in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam!).
 
There will be a brief graveside service at Ft. Sam Houston on Friday, September 25th.  On Saturday, September 26 there will be a celebration of Wayne's life and service at the McCurdy Ranch, 6:30 pm, 4088 N. State Hwy 16.  Masks and social distancing will be expected, of course, and there is additional information on the Fredericksburg Funeral Home website. To RSVP - contact PDG John Hutcherson
Services for PDG Wayne Massey 2020-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 Rotary Citation Recipients

Congratulations to the following 2019-2020 Rotary Citation recipients: Alamo Heights, Eagle Pass, Fair Oaks Ranch, Fredericksburg, Kerville, New Braunfels, New Braunfels Downtown, San Antonio, San Antonio Airport, San Antonio North Central, San Antonio Northeast, San Antonio Northwest, San Antonio West and San Saba.
2019-2020 Rotary Citation Recipients 2020-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
District 5840 Rotary Youth Exchange 2020-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's September Message

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Welcome to September! This month we celebrate basic education and literacy. Did you know that worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate?
DG Xavier Toson's September Message 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Town Hall Event with Rick King - September 17th 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

District-Wide Impact Project

Posted by Xavier Toson
We are calling all clubs to join in and participate! I'm excited to announce a district-wide impact service project benefiting education and literacy!
District-Wide Impact Project Xavier Toson 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Rotary Hosting Annual Golf Tournament 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation News

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GOALS:  Congratulations to the 33 of 56 clubs with goals in Rotary Club Central!  We should pick up another 12 within sixty days and will be in constant contact with the others the rest of the year. 
Rotary Foundation News 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Rotary 2020 Scholarship Winners 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Del Rio Rotary Provides Lunch for Medical Employees 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Delivers Essential Worker Plaques 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary and Neu-Mart Team Up to Support Ingram Athletes 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians at Work at the Hill Country Family Services 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians present ‘Youth Citizenship Awards’ 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco Rotary Provides Needed Supplies During Virus  2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Rotary Greets San Marcos Academy Students on First Day of School 2020-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Boosting Morale
 

Ms. Gloria Wilson does an amazing job as a Rotarian. Not only is she the Assistant Governor for District 5840, she is an active member of the Del Rio Rotary Club. Rotarian Eddie Amezcua is the Director of the Community Service Lane.
Rotary Boosting Morale  2020-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Africa Region Certified Polio-Free 2020-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Boerne Gifts Face Shields 2020-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotarians help “Keep OUR River Clean!”  2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

New Braunfels Wheelchair Project

The Wheelchair Project resulted from an anonymous donor who wanted the donation specifically for wheelchairs.  Donor sent half of the container price to the Wheelchair Foundation and Rotary Club of New Braunfels matched the balance.  
New Braunfels Wheelchair Project 2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

August 27 - District Town Hall with John T. Capps

Join us on August 27th at 6:30 p.m. for our next virtual district town hall event! Our special guest speaker will international humanitarian and keynote speaker John T. Capps! John is an inspiring speaker and trainer who engages audiences with humor and excitement. He's also a third-generation Rotarian, has attended over 36 International Conventions, and alumni of The Rotary Foundation. If you are looking for a spark of excitement, engagement, and a good laugh, register today!  Register here
August 27 - District Town Hall with John T. Capps 2020-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Jennifer Jones Selected RI President 2022-23

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Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
Jennifer Jones Selected RI President 2022-23 2020-08-06 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Morning July Food Drive

The Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club is trying to keep members involved during the Covid 19 pandemic.  A challenge was issued to each member to donate food to one of our local "tiny" food pantries. 
Fredericksburg Morning July Food Drive 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Vietnam Veteran's Remodel Project


 
Larry Richard is a disabled Vietnam Veteran who currently uses a walker and possibly will need to use a wheelchair in the future. However, his house was not handicap accessible so Fredericksburg VFW Post 7105 worked with Towers for Troops and Purple Heart Home,
Vietnam Veteran's Remodel Project 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

District Virtual Town Hall Event Series


 
We're excited to announce the first-ever Virtual District Town hall event starting Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The virtual town hall events will bring in special guest speakers from all around the world with varying topics to inspire, inform, and support the work we are doing as Rotarians!
District Virtual Town Hall Event Series 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Successful Golf Tourney

Kerrville Rotary Club held a successful First Responders Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 15. They had over 82 players which is more than they have ever had before.
Kerrville Successful Golf Tourney 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

A Thousand Books Making A Bridge To Literacy

Posted by Mark Wittig
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There is great joy when a child is born and again when they can learn about the world through books. In a few short years that child is on a tract to get a good education but if for whatever reason that child is not reading at 3rd grade level by the 3rd grade he or she is on a very slippery sloop that leads to a very difficult life.
A Thousand Books Making A Bridge To Literacy Mark Wittig 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Knowledge Is Power

Posted by Kristen Salazar
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Over two years ago I joined the Alamo Heights Rotary Club, not fully knowing what I was getting into.  As time went on my curiosity for Rotary turned into fondness, then excitement, and today I have a complete love for Rotary!  My feelings have strengthened not only from the relationships I’ve made with other Rotarians but also from the information I’ve learned in the Rotary Learning Center. 
Knowledge Is Power Kristen Salazar 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

DG Xavier Toson's August Message

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I hope this message finds you all well and in good spirits. I want to applaud you all for finding new ways to serve the communities in which you live and those abroad, fellowship, and fundraise as we navigate uncharted waters. Your willingness to take on the role of selfless service even amid such challenges as COVID-19 is why we are more than mere volunteers; we are Rotarians! Our theme for August is "Membership & New Club Development," and I would like to take a moment to highlight just what that means and why we should focus greatly on it.
DG Xavier Toson's August Message 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Network ... A New Tool 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Eagle Pass Rotary Donates to the South Texas Food Bank  2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Rotary Club of San Antonio South participated in the San Antonio District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran Back to School Backpack Giveaway along with the San Antonio Food Bank on Saturday, July 25.
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San Antonio South Delivers Meals to Healthcare Workers 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northeast Rotary Volunteers at Texas Diaper Bank

Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered at the Texas Diaper Bank on Saturday, July 25th.  Club members repackaged diapers into 25 count packages for clients that receive assistance from the Texas Diaper Bank and their 54 partner agencies.  
San Antonio Northeast Rotary Volunteers at Texas Diaper Bank 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

What is the Plus in PolioPlus

Posted by Charlie Wasser
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The following article will explain the original derivation of what the “Plus” in PolioPlus is. A lot of the following material has been copied in segments or paraphrased from material on Rotary websites related to PolioPlus - Rotary News Online; polioeradication.org, endpolio.org - and culled down to make the article a quick read.
What is the Plus in PolioPlus Charlie Wasser 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Creates Volunteer Contact Tracing Project
 

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With a recent rise in local COVID-19 cases, Fredericksburg Rotary Club members are trying to fill the need of contact tracing in town. Morning Rotary Club member Marc Bennett was contacted by Hill Country Memorial Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Partin, who is also part of the Morning Rotary Club.
Rotarian Creates Volunteer Contact Tracing Project  2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Donation Drive

Recently, the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch organized two donation drives to benefit the Bexar County Battered Women and Children's Shelter. The club accepted new/gently used clothing, homeware items, and cleaning supplies, which will be used by survivors of domestic violence as they get a new start and transition into a safe and healthy living situation. 
Rotary Donation Drive 2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Honors Original Charter Member  2020-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Presents Paul Harris Awards 2020-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

E-Rotarians Give Back

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The Rotary E-Club President Eddie Knightington accompanied Mayor Mary M. Dennis made a generous donation of gift cards on May 26 to Live Oak First Responders for all their efforts during the pandemic. The club provided the firefighters with 20 gift cards from Williams Confectionery. 
E-Rotarians Give Back 2020-07-22 05:00:00Z 0

Discovering The Power of Rotary During a Pandemic

I have been a member of my club for two years, but it was in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that I learned what it truly means to be a Rotarian. When my state of Texas went into quarantine, our club president, Brandon Logan, set up a ‘virtual happy hour’ on Thursday evenings.
Discovering The Power of Rotary During a Pandemic 2020-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Grant Training on July 9th

Clubs wanting to apply for a Rotary Foundation district grant will appreciate the requirement for a club member being trained in grants management can be met via an online 90-minute session
Grant Training on July 9th 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Jane Burton Recognized For Merritorious Service 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation News

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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GLOBAL GRANTS IN MEXICO, GUATEMALA AND TANZANIA: We are truly opening opportunities with a flurry or global grant applications.  Boerne Sunrise is working with Rotarians in Aguascalientes, Mexico on providing a cornea-splitting piece of equipment. 
Foundation News Jerry Hardy 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
DG Xavier Toson's July Message 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Outbreaks and the Endgame Strategy

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As District 5840’s PolioPlus Chair for 2020-2021, I will be writing a blog on the status of PolioPlus and events related to it. The blog will be on Wordpress and will be readily available to the public there, on Facebook, and on Twitter. The blog will be placed on the District 5840 website in the enhanced PolioPlus section.
Polio Outbreaks and the Endgame Strategy 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Eagle Pass Inducts Five New Members 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Food Pantry Donation 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Rotary Clubs Support Hill Country Community 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Awards $2,000 Scholarship  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Contribution Club Awards
 

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Eleven district clubs have earned an EREY banner as the books are closing on 2019-2020!  EREY stands for Every Rotarian Every Year and is based on every member contributing at least $25 to Rotary’s Annual Fund and the club per capita average contribution being $100 or more. 
Rotary Foundation Contribution Club Awards  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Joint Rotary meeting via Zoom 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Installs New Officers  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Morning Rotary Fetes Rotarian of the Year  2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Food Box Distribution for Atascosa County Pick Up 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Provide Food Assistance to Local Residents 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club Helps Barnabas

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of pain and fear in the community, but local groups still look out for the community and the Wimberley Valley and help with those that individual and families that are directly affected.
Rotary Club Helps Barnabas 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Rotary Club Provides Community Support to Those in Need 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Boerne Sunrise & Fair Oaks Ranch Provide Crisis Assistance to Hill Country Family Services 2020-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Installation

We look forward to welcoming our incoming District Governor, Xavier Toson (2020-2021), and congratulating our outgoing District Governor, John Hutcherson (2019-2020) on a job well done. Our special guest and presiding officer for the event will be Rotary International Director (2020-2022) Suzi Howe! We've made it super easy to log on and view the installation. 

You have the option to view on our District 5840 Facebook page by clicking the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/RotaryDistrict5840/live_videos  or

You have the option to view on our District 5840 YouTube channel by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ7MF_OeqGT-BQomCGHA6_w

District Governor Installation 2020-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

Council on Legislation

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Today under the leadership of PDG Carol Holmes our legislative committee counted the votes for the District 5840 Council on Legislation representative for the years 2020 - 2023. Kathy Hubbard the immediate Past District Governor was elected and PDG Sherri Muniz is the Alternate.
 
Kathy is a member of the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch and Sherri is a member of the Rotary Club of San Antonio.  We appreciate their willingness to serve in this very important job for Rotary International.
Council on Legislation 2020-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Katoma Community Enjoying Rain H.Water Project 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

DG John Hutcherson's June Message

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“Wave of Violence and Anguish Sweeps Dozens of US Cities”   This is the headline on May 31, 2020 describing racial demonstrations happening again in the United States of America.   These are the same United States of America where we are guaranteed Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Assembly and Due Process of Law.
DG John Hutcherson's June Message 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Emergency Food Distribution Service Project 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch Awards Scholarships
 

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The Fair Oaks Ranch Club annually provides Career and Technical Education Scholarships to high school seniors from the Boerne Independent School District.  This year it awarded three $2,000 scholarships and the winners were all from Boerne Champion High School.
Fair Oaks Ranch Awards Scholarships  2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Awards Scholarships 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Covid-19 Community Support Campaign

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The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg (noon) put together a COVID-19 Community Support Campaign to get donations to help local organizations like the Needs Council, Food Bank and Good Samaritan Center. Our first round we raised over $3k for the Needs Council!
Covid-19 Community Support Campaign 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Feeding COVID-19 Workers in Fredericksburg 2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Guest Speaker RI President Mark Maloney 2020-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio North Central Rotary Continues to Feed on Weekends 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northwest Rotary Change Program

SA Northwest Rotary will be giving out their Awards for the Change Program @ Dellview Elementary via ZOOM this year.  Twenty (20) children qualified for the Awards and will receive a beautiful certificate and a 10” Tablet for all of their hard work. 
San Antonio Northwest Rotary Change Program 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio North Central Awards Scholarships 2020-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Hondo-D’hanis Rotarians Provide Aid to Medina County Impacted by Covid-19 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Join San Antonio Rotary on May 27th - RI President Mark Maloney 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Education Scholarships 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco County Continues Serving

   The Rotary Club of Blanco County has reached out during this school year by providing hygiene kits for families in the Johnson City and Blanco Independent School Systems. 
Blanco County Continues Serving 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0

Page Turner Awards

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The Rotary Club of Wimberley is proud to announce the winners of this year's Page Turner Awards which recognizes those students who have read the most books during the school year.  The recipients are:
Page Turner Awards 2020-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
April 4th District Conference - DG John Hutcherson 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Terry Beard Toastmasters-Rotary Synergy Speech 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Kathy Moore's Toastmasters-Rotary Synergy Speech 2020-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

2020 Cruise Raffle Drawing

Rotarian McKenzie Moellering from the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning was the buyer and seller of the winning ticket of the District Cruise Raffle.  The fundraiser contributed $48,930.00 to the humanitarian programs of Rotary.  Thank you to all that sold tickets!
2020 Cruise Raffle Drawing 2020-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Register for Club Leader Training - May 16

CLT is where club officers and emerging leaders can learn more about what Rotary has to offer. If you are an incoming Club President, Club Secretary, or chair of Membership, RI Foundation, if you are interested in Grants Management or Strategic Planning for your club, Club Leadership Training is for you. Register Here
Register for Club Leader Training - May 16 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

4 Ways to Engage Members Online

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Are you looking for ideas to engage members while we’re physically distancing ourselves from each other? Has your club started meeting online? Here are some of our favorite resources to help:

 
4 Ways to Engage Members Online 2020-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco Rotary Educates on Prevention of Human Trafficking

Tracy Barr, Rotary Club of Blanco project chair Preventing Human Trafficking provided an informational presentation to the Blanco Woman's club.  We all must be involved in order to protect our community of young persons. 
Blanco Rotary Educates on Prevention of Human Trafficking 2020-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Morning Rotary Donates to Doyle Community Center  2020-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Adapting to Service in the Time of COVID
 

Like most clubs, the Rotary Club of San Antonio is adjusting to what it means to be a Rotarian during this pandemic.  Zoom Webinars have replaced in-person weekly meetings and virtual socials have replaced the happy hour.
Adapting to Service in the Time of COVID  2020-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Randolph Metrocom Supports Local Assistance Programs

Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club founded a 501c3 (GRAPIE) ran by a board thats includes all club members.  They gave $2500 each to two local assistance programs - Greater Randolph Area Services Program (G.R.A.S.P) and Randolph Area Christian Assistance Program (RACAP) located in their community.  
Randolph Metrocom Supports Local Assistance Programs 2020-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northeast Response to Covid-19

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The San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club held its first Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The main topic of discussion was what we could do as a club to help out our community during these trying times. The club members voted unanimously to donate $2,000 from the club’s checking account to the Texas Diaper Bank, so that diapers, wipes and feminine hygiene products could be purchased directly from the manufacturer.
San Antonio Northeast Response to Covid-19 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Del Rio Provides Meals to Front Line Workers

Showing our appreciation to the staff, the Del Rio Rotary Club provided meals to the staff of Val Verde Regional Medical Center and three of their clinics. The 200 hamburger meals were prepared by Skillet's Restaurant and included a inspirational quote. A big thanks to everyone who made this possible.
Del Rio Provides Meals to Front Line Workers 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Supports Hill Country Family Services  Greg Buschmann 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Polio and Covid-19
 

Posted by Jerry Hardy
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My church history book notes that all church services were cancelled in the week of May 10, 1946 on account of a polio epidemic. Church services were resumed May 19 for adults and lifted August 1, 1946 for those under 21. That summer San Antonio had 85 cases and 11 deaths and epidemics followed until the Salk vaccine was available in 1955.
Polio and Covid-19  Jerry Hardy 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Clubs Leading the Way with Foundation Giving
 

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Boerne Sunrise, Fredericksburg Morning and Fredericksburg Nimitz are our first three clubs with 100% of their members marking Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY).  Those gifts represent contributions to the Annual Fund, which means funding for humanitarian programs.  EREY clubs receive a banner at year-end.
Clubs Leading the Way with Foundation Giving  Jerry Hardy 2020-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Responds Covid-19 Telethon

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Join this live event on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10AM to hear stories of hope, inspiration and gratitude from Rotarians, Rotaractors and friends of #Rotary from across the globe as they share what they are doing to help their communities. The telethon will also showcase how our polio eradication infrastructure is helping to combat COVID-19. The goal is to raise more than $1 million dollars! To watch, visit facebook.com/rotary. Here is how you can participate:
 
Rotary Responds Covid-19 Telethon 2020-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

District Conference Postponed

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The District Conference scheduled for May 2, 2020 in Fredericksburg has been postponed until the Fall of 2020. The raffle will be held via Zoom on May 2, 2020.
District Conference Postponed 2020-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Wimberley Rotarians Project Supports Ethiopian Children 2020-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Project - Volunteer Surge

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our healthcare system to its limits. We can take action now through a citizen volunteer opportunity called Volunteer Surge! Rotary Clubs across the country are partnering with Volunteer Surge to recruit one million volunteers to participate in a new program that provides training online, for free, to become a Telehealth Worker or a Community Health Worker. Rotarian founded nonprofit The Global Impact Group is leading this effort. Click here to join the effort called Volunteer Surge! 
Project - Volunteer Surge 2020-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Sunrise Rotary Donates to Hill Country Family Services
 

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The Boerne Sunrise Rotary is holding its regular Tuesday morning meetings at 7:00 am via Zoom. Staci Almager, CEO of Hill Country Family Services, was the speaker at the Tuesday, April 14 meeting. She said, “With the sudden and unexpected loss of employment many families are struggling.  We are seeing many new faces as these families turn to HCFS for help with food.” HCFS receives food donations from local merchants, but in the current circumstances must also purchase food and other supplies. Online financial donations can be made at www.hcfstx.org . The Boerne Sunrise Rotary Board has approved a donation of $1,000 to Hill Country Family Services.
Boerne Sunrise Rotary Donates to Hill Country Family Services  2020-04-21 05:00:00Z 0

Connect With The Online Rotary World

Join Rotary International as they host "Connect with the (Online) Rotary World" on Apr 28, 2020 3:00 PM CDT. Please register for webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2531364245184878861

Rotarians and Rotaractors everywhere are proving that being physically isolated doesn’t mean being disconnected. People are embracing new ways to connect using technology — smartphones, webcams, and the internet. Find out more in our upcoming webinar, which will feature members who are leading their clubs and districts in the move to virtual connection.

 
Connect With The Online Rotary World 2020-04-08 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Crusie Raffle Information

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As printed on the raffle tickets, there will be a drawing on May 2nd to determine the winner. The original plan was for completed tickets stubs being brought to the District Conference in Fredericksburg on that date has changed due to the Covid-19 based restricitions on group gathering. Instead, stubs will be mailed from the clubs to the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair by April 20th and made available for the drawing overseen by the District Governor. Mailing address: 
Rotary Crusie Raffle Information 2020-04-07 05:00:00Z 0

Tips For A Zoom Meeting

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· Set an agenda
· Don’t sit with a window behind you. A little effort of lighting goes a long way
· Sit close to the screen. Your face should fill the screen.
· When you’re not talking, hit mute
· Utilize the chat feature 
 
Tips For A Zoom Meeting 2020-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Use Virtual Meetings To Stay Engaged With Members

Consider the creative use of technology to host “virtual meeting” experiences for your members until you can resume in-person meetings and events.  
There are many free and paid options for hosting virtual meetings. See below for some free options:
 
District Zoom account—  Clubs may use the District Zoom account  to hold their virtual meetings. Each meeting allows for up to 100 participants and no time cap. To access/schedule your Club Meeting using the District Zoom account, contact DG John Hutcherson at  5840dg1920@gmail.com.
 
 
Use Virtual Meetings To Stay Engaged With Members 2020-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

RI Convention Cancelled

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Rotary International just announced that the Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 6-10 June 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, has been canceled in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. Read more at riconvention.org
RI Convention Cancelled 2020-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Role in Battling Coronavirus

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The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together.

We are also leaders in our communities, and these times call for leadership. In many ways, this also is our time. We have proven abilities to reach out and collaborate to offer immediate help to people in need at a rapid pace. These are precisely the skills needed all over the world today. The global effort against COVID-19 depends on actions taken in every country. Rotary has the unique ability to help improve those efforts in every community and every country.
Rotary’s Role in Battling Coronavirus 2020-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
Register for District Conference Warm-Up - April 4th 2020-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary during the COVID-19 outbreak

Posted by Mark Maloney
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Dear fellow Rotarians,  
The health and safety of our members are our top priorities. We are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and continuously assessing its potential impact on our operations, meetings, trainings, and other events. 
 
Due to the rapidly changing nature of this situation, I encourage you to use your discretion when it comes to club and district meetings and events, and Rotary programs and activities.
 
Rotary during the COVID-19 outbreak Mark Maloney 2020-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

New Marketplatz at Wurstfest

Wurstfest is a 10-day salute to sausage that is a 59-year tradition in New Braunfels. Each year hundreds of thousands of festival attendees enjoy all the foods, fun, and beer that Wurstfest has to offer. 
New Marketplatz at Wurstfest 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Save the Date - Hill Country Craft Beer Festival

The spring fundraiser for the Rotary Club of New Braunfels is the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival, April 18 from 1pm to 6pm, with VIP entrance beginning at 12noon, at Rockin’ R on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Gruene. Tickets will go on sale March 1,
Save the Date - Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ribbon Cutting of Basketball Pavillion 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Calling All Veterans!

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We are looking at starting a San Antonio Military Rotary Club. First, I would like for you to consider being a member of this special San Antonio Military Rotary Club. Second, In order to do this, I need you to put on your thinking caps and reach out to your military friends/contact list. Our goal is to have 20 members by 15 March, 2020 who are committed to service-above-self.
Calling All Veterans! 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Katoma Water Project Completed

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg is proud to announce the completion of the Katoma Water Project in Africa! It was a very happy and monumental day for the villagers. Jim Harris and the International Services Projects Committee are looking at more ways to participate with District 5840 & Rotary International to bring more clean water to more people that are without it.
Katoma Water Project Completed 2020-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Blanco County's Brain Fitness Program

The program has grown to two times a month going to nursing homes, senior Nursing care and other group centers.  The Rotarin team is lead by our amazing project guide, Anne-Maria Morgan. This group of ladies at Johnson City, Texas have been meeting for several months enjoying all the brain fitness activities. 
Blanco County's Brain Fitness Program 2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Fair Oaks Ranch Hosts Schlotzsky’s CEOand Yellow Rose Staging Owner  2020-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

Canyon Lake's Romantic Rendezvous

Canyon Lake's sold-out 12th annual Valentine’s Day event was a tremendous success – again!   The 300 plus attendees boot-scooted their way to country western music, dined on succulent beef, purchased silent and live actions items, all for the benefit of the youth fellowships the club supports.   Join us next year!
Canyon Lake's Romantic Rendezvous