Rotary Club of San Antonio Spelling Bee 2024-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Sponsors Successful Scramble 4 Scholarships 2024-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking Town Hall

San Marcos Rotary was a lead sponsor, together with the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District and other nonprofits, in organizing a Human Trafficking - Child Trafficking Town Hall in San Marcos April 18. The goal was to create greater awareness of the problem and alternatives for addressing it. 
Human Trafficking Town Hall 2024-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

 Members Graduate New Braunfels Leadership Program 

The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce's Leadership New Braunfels program recently graduated it's 32nd class which includes the following members of the Rotary Club of New Braunfels:
 
• Tim Blazi, Structura Inc
• Beverly Davidek, Davidek Law Firm, PLLC
• Lisa Hood, Images of Texas
• Morrigan Land, Casteel & Casteel PLLC
• Trey Palreiro, Comal Truck Gear
• Ron Richardson, UTSA SBDC/Spark Board New Braunfels
• Chris Ricks, Traeger & Ricks, PLLC
Members Graduate New Braunfels Leadership Program 2024-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Nimitz Scholarship 2024-05-17 05:00:00Z 0


Vino & Bingo for a Cause

Nimitz Rotary partnered with Texas Heritage Vineyard's quarterly Vino and BIngo for a Cause event raised over $2,500 to be presented to local nonprofit Heart of the Hills/MOM Center, an organization that aids families during their pregnancy journey and beyond.
Vino & Bingo for a Cause 2024-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
New Braunfels Awards $100,000+ in Charitable Grants 2024-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
President's Volunteer Service Award Recipients 2024-05-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of New Braunfels Awards Four With Scholarships

The Rotary Club of New Braunfels recently awarded four local high school students with scholarships totaling $36,000. These graduating seniors competed against 75+ other students from the NBISD and CISD school districts for their chance at receiving a scholarship worth $1,500 for each semester of their education at a 4-year, 2- year, or CTE institution. 
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Awards Four With Scholarships 2024-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Scholarship Fundraiser 2024-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Pocket Park Clean Up

We’re thrilled to announce a major milestone in our journey of service and community enhancement! Del Rio Rotarians, as people of action, have come together to trans-form the Del Rio Pocket Park from a simple adoption into a full-fledged project that we can all be proud of.
Rotary Pocket Park Clean Up 2024-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Picnic at Rotary Park

A heartfelt thank you to all the Rotarians who joined us for the Picnic at the Park last week! Your presence and enthusiasm made the event truly special and memorable. It was wonderful to see everyone come together to enjoy delicious food, engage in lively conversations, and strengthen the bonds of our Rotary community. 
Rotary Picnic at Rotary Park 2024-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Pocket Park Ribbon Cutting 

A Heartfelt thank you to all the Rotarians who joined us for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Del Rio Rotary Pocket Park last week! Your support and dedication have truly made this project possible
Rotary Pocket Park Ribbon Cutting 2024-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Donation for Children's Day in Mexico

In honor of Children’s Day or Dia de Los Niños, The Rotary Club of Del Rio partnered with Club Rotario de Cd. Acuña, Mexico, to provide toys, books and treats to the children in the ranches in the outskirts of town.
Donation for Children's Day in Mexico 2024-05-13 05:00:00Z 0

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Twice a year, we host a free veterans appreciation breakfast. We always get A great turnout of volunteers. We also donate to their food pantry.
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2024-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Josh the Otter 

Every year we have Rotarians volunteer to go to local elementary schools to talk to them about water safety. We use the Josh the otter puppet and book and it’s always a hit with the kids.
Josh the Otter 2024-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Pleasanton Interact Club New Officers

The Pleasanton Interact Club installed new officers for the Junior High level on May 6, 2024.  The new officers are:
 
Officers for 2024-2025 SY: as pictured 
President: Ainsley Kelley
Vice-President: Vivian Villareal
Service Credit (External): Samantha Shows
Service Credit (Internal): Kinsley Ramirez
Treasurer: Corey Royal
Secretary/Historian: Tessa Broom
Pleasanton Interact Club New Officers 2024-05-07 05:00:00Z 0

You're Invited to Attend the District Installation 

You're invited to attend the Installation Dinner for 2024-2025 District Governor Kristen Salazar on Wednesday, June 26th at the Old San Francisco Steakhouse, 10223 Sahara Dr, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA. The evening will begin at 6PM for cocktails, followed by dinner at 6:30PM. Dress code is Roaring 20's. Cost is $40/person or $300 for a table of 8. Click to Register.
You're Invited to Attend the District Installation 2024-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

Winston Interact at Walk for Autism

The Winston School Interact Club was on hand to support the Walk for Autism on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Palo Alto College. The Interactors helped set up the VIP area and later participated in the Walk. The event attracted over 10, 000 participants. The Winston Interact Club has been supporting this Walk for over 12 years.
Winston Interact at Walk for Autism 2024-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Jourdanton Interact Club Elects New Officers

On Monday, April 29th the Jourdanton Interact Club met to elect new officers at Fairy Tale Books.  Congratulations to President Laney Briones, Vice President Hailey Sralik, and Secretary/Treasurer Josiah Reyna.
Jourdanton Interact Club Elects New Officers 2024-04-30 05:00:00Z 0


RYLA in District 5830

Recently, I attended the Rotary Club of Hugo, Oklahoma. This club is located in southeast Oklahoma just north of Paris, Texas and is in Rotary District 5830.
RYLA in District 5830 2024-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

Shining a Light on Mental Health

May is not just another month on the calendar. It’s a month of significance, a time when the world comes together to raise awareness about an issue that often remains shrouded in silence: mental health. As we embark on Mental Health Awareness Month, it's crucial to acknowledge the significance of dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health and cultivating a culture steeped in understanding, empathy, and support.
Shining a Light on Mental Health 2024-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

New Public Image Tool for Clubs

Discover our latest PUBLIC IMAGE TOOL designed specifically for Clubs: Simplifying the Newsletter Creation Process with Club Runner. Crafting a Club Newsletter is a powerful way to engage members, ensuring they stay updated on upcoming events, programs, and your community contributions.
 
New Public Image Tool for Clubs 2024-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's Message for May

April started with a service project that included all our D5840 Interactors. While each club contributed to folding 20 cranes for our Cranes for Hope effort, the Interactors were tasked to help string all 1000 cranes. It was so great to see them work together as teams and collaborate with Interactors from other schools.
DG Monica Gutierrez's Message for May 2024-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

District Leadership Spotlight - Public Image Team, Bruce Smith

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What was your most memorable Rotary service project? My favorite service project happened every year at my club in South Dakota. We bought bicycle helmets for all 2nd graders, and Rotarians custom fitted helmets to tiny heads, also providing assorted decals so kids could customize their helmets, and then did a lesson on bicycle safety. The goal was to reduce traumatic head injuries from bike accidents.
District Leadership Spotlight - Public Image Team, Bruce Smith 2024-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Trash Pickup 

The Rotary Club of Kerrville did our quarterly trash pick up this last weekend. We had a great turnout of Rotarians and Rotaract students show up to help. 
Trash Pickup 2024-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
Poteet Strawberry Festival, 2024 2024-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Recognition Luncheon Celebration

Who: San Antonio Airport Club and Human Trafficking Club members
What: Rotarian Recognition Luncheon
Where: Witte Museum, SA
When: March 25, 2024
Why: Celebrate and recognize members with 20+ years in Rotary
Rotarian Recognition Luncheon Celebration 2024-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Clubs Come Together for Tri-Club Mixer

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg was the host for a Tri-Club "Spring Fling" mixer held on April 3 at the Western Edge restaurant in Fredericksburg. Approximately 120 members and guests from the three Clubs--Rotary Club of Fredericksburg, Rotary Club Fredericksburg Morning and Fredericksburg Rotary Club Nimitz attended the event.
Fredericksburg Clubs Come Together for Tri-Club Mixer 2024-04-26 05:00:00Z 0

 Bingo Night Success: Empowering Youth Sports in Junction

On March 23rd, 2024, Rotary hosted an electrifying Bingo Night, uniting our community in a spirited evening of games and goodwill. Through the incredible generosity of our attendees and the dedication of our members, we triumphantly raised $6000 in support of local initiatives.
Bingo Night Success: Empowering Youth Sports in Junction 2024-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Catholic Charities Volunteer of the Year 2024-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Oak Hills - RLI Attendees 2024-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Sock Drive for Families in Need

San Antonio Oaks Hills Rotary Club donated 171 socks towards the combined efforts with District 5840 during P.E.T.S. Club members provided the socks to PE Derek Matthys to help assemble bags for those in need.
Sock Drive for Families in Need 2024-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Save the Date for Fair Oaks Ranch Upcoming Fundraiser

Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch is having it's 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic to be held on Monday, October 7, 2024, at the Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club, which recently hosted a PGA tour qualifier round of golf for the PGA Valero Texas Open. Sponsors are wanted!
Save the Date for Fair Oaks Ranch Upcoming Fundraiser 2024-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Environmental Protection in Fair Oaks Ranch 2024-04-22 05:00:00Z 0

A Shelter of Warmth and Love

We are thrilled to announce a wonderful partnership between Del Rio Rotary Club and Casa de Amor shelter in Acuña! Thanks to the generosity of our members, we were able to donate not one, but TWO commercial dryers to support the incredible work being done at Casa de Amor.
A Shelter of Warmth and Love 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Easter Celebration

"Service above self.” Fellow Rotarians Gloria Wilson, Ruben Cantu, Lupita McDonald, and Pat Bowers, Wishing the residents of Rotary Village a very happy Easter!  Let's celebrate this joyous occasion with love, laughter, and lots of chocolate eggs! 
Easter Celebration 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Create our Rodeo Shirt

Saddle up, designers! It's time for the Rotary Independence Day Rodeo T-shirt Design Contest! Calling all artists and creative minds! Want to see your design showcased at the heart of our Independence Day Rodeo? Now's your chance!
Create our Rodeo Shirt 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

A Shelter of Love 

Rotarian Cheryl Simmons & TJ Moore Lumberyard, donated building materials to the Rotary Club of Cd. Acuña for the Casa de Vision de Amor children’s shelter. These materials will be used to help them expand the shelter based on their need.
A Shelter of Love 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

First Responder Luncheon 

The Rotary Club of Kerrville hosted their annual First Responder Luncheon today, presenting members of local fire departments and law enforcement departments with special awards. Thank you to all first responders. 
First Responder Luncheon 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Night at Missions Baseball

The Rotary Club of San Antonio enjoyed a beautiful night at Wolff Stadium watching Missions baseball. Nearly 100 Rotarians, family and friends filled the private party deck for a great evening of fun and fellowship
Rotary Night at Missions Baseball 2024-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
Beeville Promotes Literacy Through Various Initiatives  2024-04-14 05:00:00Z 0

Funds Raised for Local Mom Group 

Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary President Debbi McCurdy (center) presents a check for $2,145 to Linday Closson representing FBG Mopco by MOPS, a local faith-based group for moms. The funds were raised at Texas Heritage Vineyards quarterly Bingo and Vino for a Cause event held in March.
Funds Raised for Local Mom Group 2024-04-11 05:00:00Z 0

3rds Charity Golf Tournament

The Nimitz Rotary will be having the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Bunco Party on Monday, October 14th, 2024. This year’s tournament proceeds will go toward our continued support of local organizations such as Wounded Warriors at Nebo, The Golden Hub, The Grace Center, Meals for Vets, The Needs Council, The Food Pantry, Heart of the Hills, Hill Country SPCA, VFW, Gillespie County Honor Guard, FBG Jr. ROTC, FBG Police Law Enforcement Training and Mission de Candelilla’s Christmas Missions, to Mexico to name a few. The club is seeking sponsors and players. 
3rds Charity Golf Tournament 2024-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County's Annual Joe Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament 2024-04-10 05:00:00Z 0

Fabra Early Act Club Beautifies Their School 

The Rotary Club of Boerne  and Boerne Sunrise sponsor the Fabra Elementary Early Act Club under the guidance of Rotarian Naomi Jendrusch. With the help of Kathy Webster, Certified Master Naturalist, approximately twenty Fabra students put native plants in 3 areas at their school this past month. 
Fabra Early Act Club Beautifies Their School 2024-04-09 05:00:00Z 0
Jourdanton Interact Club International Service Project 2024-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Cranes for Hope Project 

Forty one Interactors and their sponsors responded to the call from the District Governor to string 1,000 origami cranes. At the start of her Rotary year, District Governor Monica challenged every Rotary club to fold 20 cranes as part of her wish to bring mental health awareness to our communities as part of our RI President’s goal for Mental Health. 
Cranes for Hope Project 2024-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Beeville Helping the Homeless

The Beeville Rotary members continue their service project of helping the homeless with towels and toiletries. Club members are actively engaged in this "service above self" community outreach.  Thank you, Nickelle, the Hilton Garden Inn, and Kenneth for your participation.
Beeville Helping the Homeless 2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Deadline Reminder: Public Image Rockstar Challenge 2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Club Leader Training in San Antonio - May 11 2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Registration Open for District Installation Dinner 2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Leadership Spotlight - Learning Facilitator Arden Riley
 

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What was your most memorable Rotary service project? Every year my club, North Central Rotary, deliveries ingredients for a full Thanksgiving Turkey dinner to families in our community. We purchase the food, bag the items for delivery, and deliver directly to the family’s homes. Seeing the appreciation and joy from the families is such a personal reward and knowing they will have a wonderful meal during their holiday.
District Leadership Spotlight - Learning Facilitator Arden Riley  2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

2024 District 5840 Membership Recognition Party!

On Monday, March 25th Rotarians from throughout District 5840 came together at the Witte Museum to celebrate members with 20+ Years of Membership.  It was a full house! Highlight of the event was the celebration of members with 50+ Years of Rotary Service!  These members were identified by blue sashes with 50 Years, as well as a special lapel pin and 50 Year tab. 
 
2024 District 5840 Membership Recognition Party! 2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Visits with Global Grants Scholar

Erica McFarland, District 5840 Global Education Grant Scholar, and Monica Gutierrez, District 5840 Governor, got to visit in Vancouver, Canada, where Erica is studying Maternal and Child Heath for a Masters degree. Monica was there for the RI  North American Youth Conference in Vancouver. The is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch and the Rotary Club of Arbutus in Vancouver. 
DG Monica Visits with Global Grants Scholar 2024-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
East Central Interact Club Hosting Animal Adoption/Market 2024-03-27 05:00:00Z 0


Providing Daily Bread

Every week, Fair Oaks Ranch Rotarians fill their vehicles with day-old bread that is donated by a local grocer. The members then deliver the food to the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministry, which then fills the bellies of Boerne area needy people.
Providing Daily Bread 2024-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Blessings in a Backpack 2024-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Tanzania Water and Sanitation Project 2024-03-27 05:00:00Z 0


Rotary Club of Blanco County Supports Blanco Founder's Day

The Rotary Club of Blanco County was a silver event sponsor of the First Annual Blanco Founder's Day held March 23. Rotarians supervised children's games and promoted the club by providing free bottled water and information on joining Rotary and the projects in Blanco County and beyond.
Pictured left to right are Rotarians Jerry Gass, Doug McKenzie, Tracy Barr (club President), Sidney Cox, Tom Jones, and Connie Cox.
Rotary Club of Blanco County Supports Blanco Founder's Day 2024-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

E-Club of San Antonio Promotes Literacy

Rotary eClub of San Antonio encouraged 1st grade students and their families with a POP Up Book Fair at Ed Franz Leadership Academy's "1st Graders Emphasis Night".
E-Club of San Antonio Promotes Literacy 2024-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Blanco County Celebrates 5 Years 2024-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of New Braunfels Scholarship Program Sees Solid Growth

The Rotary Club of New Braunfels Scholarship Program received 77 applications, 68 four-year and 9 CTE, during the recent application period ending March 15th. As part of Rotary International's mission and vision, the Rotary Club of New Braunfels offers academic scholarships to graduating high school seniors in New Braunfels who are seeking a four-year degree, two year degree or certification, or a CTE education or certification.
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Scholarship Program Sees Solid Growth 2024-03-19 05:00:00Z 0

HCCBF Looking for Volunteers 

Calling all you beer-lovin' do-gooder Rotary volunteer types out there! The 2024 Hill Country Craft Beer Festival hosted by the Rotary Club of New Braunfels is looking for Rotary volunteers to help raise money for Rotary scholarships and non-profits in our region.
HCCBF Looking for Volunteers 2024-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Be Part of the Magic

Exchange Students begin their exchange year as Citizens of their respective Countries and end the year as Citizens of the World. It is a magical transformation to witness and of which to be part. 
Be Part of the Magic 2024-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Grove

Rotary Grove at Schreiner University! Today, Schreiner planted 4 new Cedar Elms from Rotary Club of Kerrville at the end of Rotary Grove, 2 on each side of the river trail as you walk toward the creek.
Rotary Grove 2024-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Women in Rotary 

International Women's Day was March 8, and our club celebrated by recognizing all the women members of our club at the meeting last Wednesday. There are thirty nine women in the Kerrville Noon Rotary Club, but it hasn't always been this way. 
Women in Rotary 2024-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Casino Fundraiser Draws a Crowd 2024-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Scholar Visits Fair Oaks Ranch

Pictured here are Ron Hubbard, Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch president (right), Sally Yan, Rotary Global Education Grant Scholar Alumna (center), and Jane Burton, District 5840 Global Education Grants Chair.  Sally was welcomed by the Rotary Club this past Wednesday.  She is in her first year of medical school at UT Health in San Antonio.
Global Grant Scholar Visits Fair Oaks Ranch 2024-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Register Today For Club Leadership Workshop 2024-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Join Us for Rotary Day SA 2024 2024-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's Message for March

Another month has come and gone with only 4 months left of this Rotary year. My focus now is to help our clubs reach the goals they set at the beginning of the year. We are accountable for our own success. Clubs have done a great job this year and I would like each club to receive the recognition from Rotary International through the Rotary Citation.
DG Monica Gutierrez's Message for March 2024-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
District Leader Spotlight - Global Scholarship Chair Jane Burton  2024-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Boerne HS Interact Club Makes A Difference

The Boerne High School Interact Club recently performed two community service projects. On Friday afternoon, February 23, the Interact Club assisted the librarians at the Boerne Public Library with counting puzzle pieces for the variety of puzzles children work at the library to make sure that each one was complete.
Boerne HS Interact Club Makes A Difference 2024-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

New Cross for Cross Mountain

After two years of fundraising, the Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary's project of replacing the historic cross on Cross Mountain has come to a conclusion. The new cross replaces the one that has been there since before 1940 and was in various stages of deterioration.
New Cross for Cross Mountain 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio

Cheers to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch for using their Superbowl Party to raise funds for Polio prevention! 40 members purchased a square in 2024 Super Bowl Pool, raising $2500 for Pints for Polio.
Pints for Polio 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Promoting Literacy 

Librarians in Fair Oaks Ranch are beaming today after receiving grant money to purchase more library books. The Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club helped two local elementary schools promote literacy! 
Promoting Literacy 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

Towels for the Homeless

The Beeville Rotary Club starts an ongoing service project to help the local United Methodist Church with donations of used and new towels. The donations of towels and money to purchase towels will be used for the homeless in the Beeville community. The church provides showers and food to the homeless.
Towels for the Homeless 2024-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

It's "Lift Off" in memory of the late Robert Hickerson

The Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club recently donated $3,000 to the Fredericksburg High School Engineering Program. This group, comprised of senior students, is working to design and construct a rocket that will launch and reach 50,000 feet in the air. That rocket will be tested at White Sands, New Mexico this summer. These funds will help students to purchase necessary components for the construction of their rocket.
It's "Lift Off" in memory of the late Robert Hickerson 2024-02-22 06:00:00Z 0

FHS Rocket program Donation

The Rotary Club of Fredericksburg Morning recently donated $3000 to the Fredericksburg High School Engineering Program. 
FHS Rocket program Donation 2024-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

Special Events Enjoyed by Exchange Students

District 5840 was well represented by its eight exchange student, members of the District Committee and DG Monica, DGE Kristen and DGN Craig at the Winter Conference of South Central Rotary Youth Exchange in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 26-28. Joining this group were students and district leaders from the other 36 member Districts of South Central Rotary Youth Exchange. 
Special Events Enjoyed by Exchange Students 2024-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Car Fest

Join Fredericksburg Morning on  June 1st, 2024 for the 19th Annual Fredericksburg Car Fest. Take a nostalgic journey down memory lane as you immerse yourself in the charm of a remarkable collection of classic automobiles, each expertly and lovingly restored to perfection.
Fredericksburg Car Fest 2024-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

Cross Replacement Project

After two years of fundraising projects Fredericksburg Nimitz rotary will be replacing the historic cross at Cross Mountain Park. Pictured is the removal of the old cross located at Cross Mountain Park.
Cross Replacement Project 2024-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Exchange Students Attend San Antonio Rodeo 2024-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Play Golf, Change Lives

The Rotary Club of Jourdanton enlists your help by having a day of golf at The Pleasanton Country Club on Sunday, April 7, 2024 so you can be a part of helping students further their education.
Play Golf, Change Lives 2024-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fantasy Football for a Cause 

What happens when ten football loving do-gooder Rotarians get together and decide to raise some funds while having some fun and a little healthy competition? You naturally start a fantasy football league for charity.
Rotary Fantasy Football for a Cause 2024-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians on the Rise

The best and brightest young professionals of New Braunfels were honored recently at the Rising Stars of New Braunfels Awards and half of the ten member class of 2024 are members of the Rotary Club of New Braunfels. The award honors locals under the age 40 who excel in their careers and give back to the community. 
Rotarians on the Rise 2024-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

Eagle Scout Recognition

On February 4, 2023, Pete Siegel, District 5840 International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians Coordinator, presented Eagle Scout Caleb D. the IFSR Eagle Scout recognition certificate at his Court of Honor. Caleb is a member of San Antonio Troop 650 chartered with Concordia Lutheran Troop.
Eagle Scout Recognition 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Supper

Ballinger Rotary Club
Annual Pancake Supper
Ballinger Community Center
February 20, 2024
5:00PM to 7:30PM
All proceeds benefit service projects in our community
Pancake Supper 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

San Marcos helps pack Food for Students

School Fuel in San Marcos provides a bag of food for school students who depend on school meals and need weekend and holiday food when school meals are not available. San Marcos Rotarians helped pack 1,000 bags on Thursday, February 1. 
San Marcos helps pack Food for Students 2024-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's February Message

We begin the new calendar year with an opportunity to reflect on the last 6 months of the Rotary year and adjust as needed so we can continue to #CreateHopeInTheWorld. We look at what is working, what is not working, and what we can improve with the intent of making our Clubs vibrant.
DG Monica Gutierrez's February Message 2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
District Leadership Spotlight - International Service Chair Gloria Wilson  2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Membership Recognition Luncheon

Join fellow Rotarians celebrating 20 or more years of active membership this 2023-2024 Rotary year at a special luncheon on March 25, 2024 11:30AM to 1:30PM at the Witte Museum - Dawson Family Hall, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio. Cost is $35. Click to Register.
Membership Recognition Luncheon 2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Ignite Your Rotary Club's Public Image: Play Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Celebrate International Women's Day with Rotary!

This International Women's Day, March 8, 2024 let's come together to celebrate the incredible strength, resilience, and achievements of women worldwide! We invite all Rotarian women to participate in our special campaign by sharing a photo of themselves proudly wearing their Rotary shirts. Let's showcase the power and unity of women within the Rotary family!
Celebrate International Women's Day with Rotary! 2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

February Membership Minute

What is your club doing to make February Special??? 1.  How about challenging every member to bring a guest this month and then put those member's names in a drawing for a gift card or other prize?
 
 
February Membership Minute 2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Beeville Rotary Clean-Up

Despite the cool and windy weather, several Beeville Rotary Club volunteers cleaned up trash along a heavily trafficked road in Beeville on Saturday morning, January 27th. Each time this service project is fun and worthwhile. 

Beeville Rotary Clean-Up 2024-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Cleaning Highways Despite Artic Temperatures

Frigid morning temperatures didn't stop the FOR Rotary Club from supporting the Fair Oaks Ranch Home Owners Association with a quarterly clean up of the highway and office area. A true "can do' attitude that we are known for!
Cleaning Highways Despite Artic Temperatures 2024-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Sock it 2 Us! 

Borrowing on their earlier success, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch donated bags of socks for the homeless. In December, the club gave 791 pairs of socks.
Sock it 2 Us! 2024-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Partnership with BISD

Members from the Rotary Club of Boerne and the Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club made a presentation to the Boerne Independent School District Board (BISD) meeting on January 22, 2024. The presentation focused on the impact that Rotary has made in Boerne Schools and the community.
Rotary Partnership with BISD 2024-01-27 06:00:00Z 0

Origami Connections: A Tale of Peace, Compassion, and Rotary Spirit

In the vibrant landscape of Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch’s activities, a heartwarming story unfolds, weaving together the worlds of technology and tradition, empathy, and action. Meet Richard Sullivan, a recent graduate of Texas State University and Software Engineer at Def-Logix, Inc., whose journey with the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch showcases the profound impact one individual can make through a simple yet profound gesture. 
Origami Connections: A Tale of Peace, Compassion, and Rotary Spirit 2024-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Santa's Workshop 

The Rotary Club of New Braunfels recently held their second annual Making Spirits Bright holiday program, a community service project for underprivileged families living in New Braunfels.
Santa's Workshop 2024-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Second Annual Health & Wellness Expo 2024-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at Work at 49'ers Game 

In early January, I travelled to Northern California to visit my family and my brother surprised my nephews to see their favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers! While purchasing a couple of adult beverages, the Rotarians working the concession stand from Rotary Club of Cupertino recognized my Rotary Club of San Antonio hat and soon we were all friends! This was a service project for the club but raises revenue, as well. 
Rotarians at Work at 49'ers Game 2024-01-15 06:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Hosts Casino Night Fundraiser March 1

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is sponsoring its annual Casino Night fundraiser on Friday, March 1, from 7-10 p.m. The event will be held at the Commemorative Airforce Museum at the San Marcos Airport. The Museum houses numerous flyable WWII aircraft and large museum.
San Marcos Hosts Casino Night Fundraiser March 1 2024-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Club Membership Workshop - Feb 27th 2024-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2024-2025 Theme Revealed 2024-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's January Message

This month’s DG message will focus on Cranes for Hope. At the 2nd quarter President’s meeting in December, one of the club Presidents requested I share my story of why I’m asking clubs to fold 20 paper cranes as part of D5840 Cranes for Hope initiative for mental health.
DG Monica Gutierrez's January Message 2024-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

District Leader Spotlight - Efrain Gonzalez

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What was your most memorable Rotary service project? My most memorable service project was in India. I participated in a Rotary Group Study Exchange (GSE) in December of 2012, and wasn't a Rotarian yet. However, being allowed to assist in distributing the polio vaccine directly to children had a lasting impact on me. It defined Rotary in a way many won’t ever experience.
District Leader Spotlight - Efrain Gonzalez 2024-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays from San Antonio Oak Hills Rotary 2023-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Scholarship Recipient at Christmas Meeting 2023-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Grinch's Heart Grows

The Beeville Rotary Club and Texian Books, a Rotarian-owned bookstore, hosted a Christmas reading time with children. Rotary club volunteers read Christmas stories to children as they arrived for their hot chocolate and visit with the Grinch. 
Grinch's Heart Grows 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

Backpack Donation

The Rotary Club of San Antonio Oak Hills has donated 70 backpacks with school supplies in them to the Locke Hill Elementary School refugee (“new comer”)students yesterday.
Backpack Donation 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

Sock It To Us!

Celebrating the Holiday at the annual Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch Holiday party, but this year with a twist, as all the elves (members) donated a total of 791 pairs of socks that evening. These socks will keep the feet warm of the adults, children and babies departing San Antonio for their final destinations.
Sock It To Us! 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

Annual Atascosa County Rotary Christmas 

Atascosa County Rotary Clubs (Jourdanton, Pleasanton, and Poteet) from District 5840 gathered together on 12/14/23 at the Pleasanton Lions Club building for our annual Christmas party. (BIG thank you to the Pleasanton Lions Club for helping us out with the event!!) It was Jourdanton’s year to host, and we had Chile Bandera cater a fabulous turkey dinner with all the fixings.
 
Annual Atascosa County Rotary Christmas 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

S. A. NE Rotary Club helps Blessed Angels Community Center

Blessed Angels Community Center is an emergency food pantry located on the northeast side of San Antonio. The mission of Blessed Angels is to fight hunger in San Antonio and surrounding communities through healthy and nutritional food distribution. Blessed Angels does this with their volunteers and their fleet of four vehicles.
 
S. A. NE Rotary Club helps Blessed Angels Community Center 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0

It's Time for a Club Membership Check

It's mid December and almost the 6 month mark for our Rotary 2023-2024 year!  This is the time for Club Membership Chairs and Presidents to review their rosters and ensure that they are accurate.  
It's Time for a Club Membership Check 2023-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
TeamPearl Serves Lunch To Residents at Towne Twin Village 2023-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

15th Annual Romantic Rendezvous 

Canyon Lake Rotary invites everyone to its 15th annual “Romantic Rendezvous” Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the New Braunfels Civic Center. All can have fun taking chances to win with opportunities available in the form of silent auctions, raffles, drawings, and live auctions. 
15th Annual Romantic Rendezvous 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Season of Generosity in Fair Oaks Ranch

Fair Oaks Ranch Rotarians gave their time, talents and treasures to bring Christmas joy to the community. Rotarian Garry Manitzas served as Santa, taking present requests and hundreds of photos. Along with the HOA, Rotarians also played Reindeer Games and did Arts-And-Crafts with about 200 local children.
 
Season of Generosity in Fair Oaks Ranch 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Secure Your Spot On The District Conference Cruise 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

It's About the Kids 

Construction has commenced on a new eight classroom school with potable water and electricity! A field was acquired nearby for a Sports Program. You may think this is somewhat basic and certainly not up to American standards, but this school is not in America…it is in Nigeria, in a small village called Wassa, a village in the Federal Capital Territory. 
It's About the Kids 2023-12-05 06:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's December Message

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October ended with a More Delightful than Frightful District Service Project at Morgan’s Wonderland where we had at least 13 Rotary Clubs, 2 Interact Clubs, and 1 Rotaract Club all participating in distributing candy. I’d like to thank these clubs for spending their Halloween providing fellowship and service while bringing joy to the children of our San Antonio Community.
DG Monica Gutierrez's December Message 2023-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

District Leaders Spotlight - AG Dan Clark

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What was your most memorable Rotary service project? A project called Merry Sockmas.  Our Rotary club partnered with a local ministry to collect socks so that they could be distributed to the homeless.  The origin of this project started with one of our charter members who always wore interesting socks.  From that we started collecting socks for the ministry to distribute to the homeless
District Leaders Spotlight - AG Dan Clark 2023-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

The Eye Bank of Aguascalientes

Recently the director of the Eye Bank of Aguascalientes, Ricardo Magdaleno, provided an update on the eye bank supported by the Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club and other clubs in our district. He also recognized the efforts of Don Jones and Robert Cisneros for their continued support of this wonderful Rotary project. 
The Eye Bank of Aguascalientes 2023-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute - January 13, 2024 2023-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

New Public Image Resource for Rotary Clubs

We are thrilled to share some exciting news of some new public image resources for Clubs to help with their content strategy for social media/newsletter: Rotary Branded Canva Templates - Member Spotlight, Membership Rack Card, Rotary Birthday, Guest Speaker and Rotary Monthly Theme Graphics.

 
New Public Image Resource for Rotary Clubs 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Building Bridges Beyond Borders: Bi-District Conference Uniting District 5840 and District 4110 Mexico

In the spirit of fellowship and a shared commitment to service, the Rotary Bi-District Conference for District 5840 South Central Texas and District 4110 Mexico emerged as a beacon of collaboration and friendship. Despite facing unprecedented challenges, including the cancellation of the inaugural conference in 2020 due to the global pandemic, the Rotary members persevered, and in a triumphant moment, finally convened to turn their dreams into reality.
Building Bridges Beyond Borders: Bi-District Conference Uniting District 5840 and District 4110 Mexico 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Excellence In Motion

Rotary eClub of San Antonio presents "Excellence  in Motion" as they gave out TRICK or Read Books and Healthy snack to children at the Ed Franz Leadership  Academy  Fall Festival. 
Excellence In Motion 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Raising Awareness - DG’s Challenge

The Rotary Club of San Antonio Oak Hills was up to the DG’s challenge of making Senbazuru (1000 origami cranes). Its purpose is to create more hope and awareness of Mental Health in our community
Raising Awareness - DG’s Challenge 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Feeding the Hungry 

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch joined several Kendall County organizations to fry turkeys, then package them for delivery or pick up. Their donation of time and talents provided Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Boerne and surrounding areas. 
Feeding the Hungry 2023-11-26 06:00:00Z 0

Stopping Hunger

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch came out in force to help the Hill Country Daily Break of Boerne gear up for their Thanksgiving feed. Members brought their strong backs (and smiles) to pack thousands of bags of canned food for the needy. 
Stopping Hunger 2023-11-26 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Blanco County Presents Check to Fire and EMS

The Rotary Club of Blanco County (RCBC) recently presented a check for $1700 to the Blanco Fire and EMS Auxiliary President, Caroline Richardson. The funds will be used by the Fire and EMS organizations for essential equipment, such as equipping the newest fire fighting vehicle, Tender 82, and purchasing various medical equipment, all to better serve the Blanco community. 
Rotary Club of Blanco County Presents Check to Fire and EMS 2023-11-26 06:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Rotarian Mike Arnold Visits District 9125 in Nigeria 2023-11-26 06:00:00Z 0
Bountiful Blessings 2023-11-24 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Eye Bank of Aguascalientes

This past October The Rotary Club of Boerne, under the leadership of Robert Cisneros and joined by several other Rotary Clubs, proudly presented a check to support the Eye Bank of Aguascalientes in Mexico. The Aguascalientes State Governor, Secretary of Health, Mayor, and other local dignitaries were in attendance. 
Rotary Supports Eye Bank of Aguascalientes 2023-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

Bunco/Poker and Vino for a Cause 

Nimitz Rotary and Wildseed Farms Vineyard held a Bunco/Poker and Vino for a Cause event at Wildseed Farms Vineyard tasting room to raise money for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. This project sends boxes of gifts to underprivileged children around the world spreading the educating them on the teachings of God. 
Bunco/Poker and Vino for a Cause 2023-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

Diaper Drive 

Nimitz Rotary held a Diaper Drive on Halloween Night at Western Edge Kitchen and Cocktails to raise money and provide diapers to Heart of the Hills/Mom Center of Gillespie County. Club Treasurer Deb Bowen presents a check for $1,200 along with some diapers to Nicole Davis, CEO of Heart of the Hills and Nancy King, Director of Operations. 
Diaper Drive 2023-11-17 06:00:00Z 0

#TeamPearl feeds the homeless community in downtown San Antonio 

Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl members, fellow Rotarians, and other amazing volunteers fed the needy with Under the Bridge, Inc. on October 29. This service project included Holly Weems Croom - President / Alamo Heights Rotary Club, Dan Hernandez / Northeast Rotary Club, Endeavors/Rotary Club of Puerto Rico, Alamo Commandery No 7, Capital City Assembly No 247 OGC, National Elite Little Miss Texas Brooklyn Gentry, HPC Dedra Rahim/2nd Lt Commandress, Moussa Court No 119 DOI.
#TeamPearl feeds the homeless community in downtown San Antonio 2023-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

District Interact Conference 

The 12th Annual District Interact Conference was a huge success! Eighty nine Interactors from nine Interact clubs attended the event on November 11, 2023 at the Winston School San Antonio.
District Interact Conference 2023-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

Rotary Club of Kerrville had another successful Veterans Appreciation breakfast. We had over 90 Veterans attend, 27 Rotarian's that attend/volunteered and the Tivy High School ROTC. 
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2023-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch Makes a Splash in Service

In the heart of a rainy evening, the Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch demonstrated that even the weather couldn't dampen their spirits for service. Gathering at the Texas Diaper Bank, our dedicated members embarked on a mission to make a tangible impact in the lives of families in need. 
Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch Makes a Splash in Service 2023-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Walk to Show Support for Suicide Prevention 2023-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day WINNER(S)

We have received the final report from RI showing results of our World Polio Day Challenge on October 24, 2023. Together, we raised $9,125 to help eradicate Polio! D5840 had a record day of giving for our PolioPlus Fund and that was all because of you. THANK YOU for your commitment to Create Hope in the World.
World Polio Day WINNER(S) 2023-11-09 06:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio

Thank you to all that came out for the Rotary Club of Kerrville's Pints, Pumpkins & Pies for Polio October 26, 2023 @ River Star Arts Pavilion!
Pints for Polio 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

NEW - Training Tab

Hot off the press the New "Training Tab" located on the District 5840 Website was just added! Featured in today's article is the new Learning Center page offered on the Training Tab.
NEW - Training Tab 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Running into Rotarians 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Global Education Grants - Deadline Nov. 25  2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's Message for November

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This month’s DG message continues to focus on DG visits, but we also had a very successful month supporting our End Polio Now efforts. World Polio Day was on October 24th and we celebrated this month with several club events that not only brought awareness that Polio still exists but also how we as D5840 are doing our part to raise funds to close the gap and eradicate Polio.
DG Monica Gutierrez's Message for November 2023-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

District Leader Spotlight - Youth Services Chair, Charles Karulak

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What was your most memorable Rotary service project? Every December for the past twenty years my Club (Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club) with support from The Winston School San Antonio hosts a Christmas party at the Shady Rest Mobile Park in Boerne.  Families are treated to a breakfast, on average 85 children are presented with gifts, and each family is given a smoked turkey dinner.  This event was started by Rotarians Don Jones, Jim Johnstone, and me. 
District Leader Spotlight - Youth Services Chair, Charles Karulak 2023-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

Public Image Seminar - Social Media Best Practices

Mark your calendars for November 14th, at 6PM on Zoom as we're bringing you a valuable Social Media Best Practices Seminar! In the era of digital communication, managing your club's online image is crucial. Our seminar will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to enhance your online reputation, effectively engage with your community, and build a positive public image. Click to Register.
Public Image Seminar - Social Media Best Practices 2023-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

San Angelo Rotary Club's 34th Annual Shrimpfest

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The San Angelo Rotary Club presented its 34th Annual Shrimpfest on October 14th. The event raised money for the Concho Valley Regional Food Bank's children's hunger initiatives including its Food 2 Kids weekend backpack food program. The event included all-you-can-eat shrimp and sausage, music, and a cornhole tournament. Stay tuned to the newsletter next month for our announcement on how much we netted. Service above self!
San Angelo Rotary Club's 34th Annual Shrimpfest 2023-10-28 05:00:00Z 0


End Polio Now Fundraisers

These 4 Rotary Clubs in San Antonio joined together at ALAMO BEER to raise funds to eradicate POLIO. Much fun, laughter, prizes, rotary trivia, and fellowship was had by all. ROTARY - SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
End Polio Now Fundraisers 2023-10-28 05:00:00Z 0


San Antonio Oak Hills Celebrates 46 Years

The Rotary Club of San Antonio Oak Hills celebrates its 46th year! Chartered on October 27, 1977. We continue to build on our foundation of “Service Above Self”. We honor those Rotarians that have gone before us and we continue to “Build Goodwill and Better Friendships”.
San Antonio Oak Hills Celebrates 46 Years 2023-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Oak Hills: Single beer - Auctions for $500 2023-10-28 05:00:00Z 0


Two Blanco Rotarians Visit Rotary Club of Wicklow, Ireland

While on vacation in Ireland Leta Garcia and Connie Cox, Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Blanco County, visited the Rotary Club of Wicklow. The members from the two clubs exchanged ideas and details of their service projects. Leta and Connie found everyone very friendly and enjoyed a delicious Irish lunch.
Two Blanco Rotarians Visit Rotary Club of Wicklow, Ireland 2023-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

DGND Announcement

Robert “BobbyMartinez from the Rotary Club of Poteet was selected to serve as District Governor for the Rotary year 2026-2027. Bobby has been married for 27 years and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
DGND Announcement 2023-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

DGN Announcement

Craig Hardy from the Rotary Club of San Antonio North Central was selected to serve as District Governor for the Rotary year 2025-2026. Craig is owner and President of a consulting company and has been in Rotary for 36 years.
DGN Announcement 2023-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Northeast 13th Annual Halloween Bowling Fundraiser 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Funds Raised for SPCA 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
2nd Annual Golf Tournament 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0


Boerne Rotarians Receive Award

Congrats also to Darron Bergstrom for being awarded his Paul Harris plus 1 Award. Darron is the treasurer of the Rotary Club of Boerne and has a long history in Rotary as the Treasurer and past Club President of the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi.
Boerne Rotarians Receive Award 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Boerne Rotarians Receive Award 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
FOR Rotary Golf Classic a Success! 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Fun Day at SeaWorld 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Northwest Rotary Computer Project

 
Rotary Club of San Antonio Northwest and The Rotary Club of Antigua, Guatemala working together donated computers to set up a new computer classroom at a new Guatemalan elementary school in the small community of El Hato. Members of school, The Antigua Club and Rotary District 4250 Assistant Area Governor attended the presentation.
San Antonio Northwest Rotary Computer Project 2023-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

World Interact Week

October 30 through November 5 is World Interact Week. Rotary Clubs that sponsor Interact clubs should find ways to connect. Do a project together, invite them to a Rotary meeting or encourage them to attend the District Interact Conference, Nov. 11. One Rotary club has already made a significant contribution to their Interact club so that those members can attend. The cost to attend the conference is $20 for students. Rotarians can attend at no cost, HOWEVER, if they want to have lunch they have to pay $10. 
World Interact Week 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

How do you say fun in Italian?

Short term exchange student Alisha from Fredericksburg (left) and her host sibling Patrizia (right) kick up their heels and jump for joy during Alisha's month long visit to Italy. At the conclusion of that visit Patrizia returned with Alisha to Fredericksburg for a month long visit to the US. Check out the Youth Exchange section of the District 5840 website for more information about Short Term and Long Term exchanges. Rotary Exchange is truly a life changing, once in a lifetime experience.
How do you say fun in Italian? 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Helps the Hungry

On Saturday, October 14, approximately 150 San Marcos residents gathered at First Lutheran Church to package 15,000 meals, each of which will serve 6 people.
San Marcos Helps the Hungry 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0


2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Club's 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament was a great success again this year raising almost $50,000 toward our goal of replacing the deteriorating historic cross at Cross Mountain Park in Fredericksburg.
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

A Cause For Paws

Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary president Debbi McCurdy along with Texas Heritage Vineyard owner Susan Johnson present Andrew Davis, Executive Director of the Hill Country SPCA a check for $2,200.
A Cause For Paws 2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Youth Join San Antonio Northwest to Clean Military Highway

On Saturday October 7 at 8:00 in the morning, over 15 volunteers, many of them high school students showed up for the San Antonio Northwest Adopt a Highway quarterly event on Military Highway. We collected over 7 full bags of trash in the two mile clean up area. Rotarian Don Yeaton spearheaded the event.
Youth Join San Antonio Northwest to Clean Military Highway 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Pre-Game Homecoming Dinner in Jourdanton 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0

Interact Meeting 

The Jourdanton Interact Club met on October 2nd at the Jourdanton Senior Center to discuss "Painting the Town Red" for the Jourdanton Homecoming and fundraising ideas.
Interact Meeting 2023-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Serving Dinner to the Bereavement Center 2023-10-09 05:00:00Z 0


Alamo Heights Night 2024

 
The Alamo Heights Rotary Club will present its 36th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN) on April 19, 2024, on the University of the Incarnate Word campus. The event is an official San Antonio Fiesta® Commission event.
Alamo Heights Night 2024 2023-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Faces of Donors 2023-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's October Message

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I begin this month’s DG message celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. Being that I am the first Hispanic District Governor for D5840 I’m excited to share my culture throughout this Rotary year #CincoDeRotary5840.
DG Monica Gutierrez's October Message 2023-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Early Morning Clean-Up

Three times a year,  Beeville Rotary Club members clean up a very busy thoroughfare in Beeville. Here is the current group of Rotary volunteers, including two Interact students from AC Jones High School,  performing service above self.  
Early Morning Clean-Up 2023-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Events Around the District 

Polio Events Around the District 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

District Leadership Spotlight - Rotaract Chair Andres Trevino

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  1. What was your most memorable Rotary service project? "Under the bridge" is one of my favorite service projects. "Under the bridge" is a non-profit run by our club member at the Pearl, Johnathan Holler, and his parents. Every Sunday they feed Homeless people. It takes a lot of time and team effort coordinating everyone.
District Leadership Spotlight - Rotaract Chair Andres Trevino 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Take Action On World Polio Day

Every year, Rotary members around the world mobilize for World Polio Day. We raise awareness of polio and gather support for our global effort to make sure that every child is protected from it. By staying tenacious, hopeful, and committed, we will make history by making polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated.
Take Action On World Polio Day 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Oak Hills Announces New Early Act Program 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

No Child Sleeps on The Floor

Around 3% of the children in San Antonio do not have a bed to sleep in, most sleep on the floor or share a small space with sibling. Only 3% equates to over 70,000 children. 
No Child Sleeps on The Floor 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Del Rio Donates Backpacks & School Supplies

The Rotary Club de Ciudad Acuña recently had their Crayola Project and delivered school supplies to several schools in Mexico. Thank you to the Del Rio Rotary Club, Abner Martinez and Elizabeth Elizalde Calderon for their donations of backpacks with supplies.
Del Rio Donates Backpacks & School Supplies 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Stopping Pollution

The Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club helped 227 neighbors unload their household hazardous waste materials on a Saturday morning in late September.  Due to these efforts, toxins like pesticides, bleach, CFL Light Bulbs are are NOT in the landfill today. Collected items are recycled or incinerated.  
Stopping Pollution 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Del Rio Rotary Creating Hope In the World 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Origami Workshop

Ms. Janina Villareal volunteered to come and help us make origami cranes. District Governor Monica Gutierrez would like to bring Mental Health Awareness by making paper cranes.  At our last meeting, Ms. Janina Villarreal taught us how to do these origami cranes.  We had a lot of fun!
 
Origami Workshop 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Exchange Students Adapt to Life in their Host Countries 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Leading the Way at RLI

The Rotary Club of San Antonio Oak Hills had the largest number of attendees at the Rotary Leadership Institute! Thank you District 5840 for hosting.
Leading the Way at RLI 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
$10,000 in Gold - Annual Scholarship Fundraiser 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Founding Member Receives Honorary Membership Certificate 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Working Together

This week several Rotary Clubs were involved in helping raise money for Love Kendall County Kids. Rotarians from Rotary Club of Boerne, Fair Oaks Rotary Club,  Dominion Rotary Club of San Antonio and the Rotary Club to Combat Human Trafficking worked together as a great example of “Service Above Self” as they raised funds at the Karnival 4 Kids.
Rotarians Working Together 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Fair Oak Ranch Rotary Excels at RLI 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Assists at Special Needs Dance

On September 21, 2023, several Pleasanton Rotary members assisted “Jayme’s Ranch”, a special needs organization who was hosting a dance in Pleasanton, Texas. The Pleasanton Rotary Club had a great showing of members who helped serve the meal, refill lemonade glasses and clear tables for the guests.
Rotary Assists at Special Needs Dance 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Jourdanton Rotary Delivers Dictionaries and Constitutions to Jourdanton ISD 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Be Part of the 5840 Olympic Team 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteers Needed for Rise Against Hunger Event

San Marcos Rotary needs 150 volunteers and some donors for our Saturday, October 14 9-12 Rise Against Hunger event to package 15,000 meals (each feeding 6 people) to be sent to a famine stricken place in the world. We are also trying to raise donations for the Hays County Food Bank and School Fuel. Donations for local food programs can be mailed to Rotary Club of San Marcos, PO Box 581, San Marcos TX 78667  https://rah.my.salesforce-sites.com/events/homepage?id=7013Z000002L5teQAC
Volunteers Needed for Rise Against Hunger Event 2023-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Combat Human Trafficking 2023-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Lake Welcomes New Member 2023-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Offers Brain Fitness Event 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Frio County Charity Auction 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Hwy 97 Showdown Football Game 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0


Donation of Backpacks

Fellow Rotarian Abner Martinez donated 200 backpacks for the school children in Cd Acuna Mexico and the Del Rio Eotary Club also made a donation.
Donation of Backpacks 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0


Eagle Pass Visit

Eddie Amezcua Jr. Assistant District Governor visiting the Eagle Pass Rotary Club with Gloria Wilson International service Chair for District 5840 Kathryn Kluge President with her dedicated service above Self members.
 
Eagle Pass Visit 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Packs School Supplies for Mexico 2023-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
A Decade of Weekend Snacks for Elementary Schools 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Combating Indoor Air Pollution

The Pandemic had us all stuck inside and many without adequate air conditioning. 2023 found South Central Texas sweltering in a triple digit heat wave.Many recent studies have found indoor air contaminated with dustmites, bacteria, pet dander and even viruses and mold spores.
Combating Indoor Air Pollution 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Field of Dreams Contributions

Del Rio Rotary Club was one of the first Organization on board in helping the City of Del Rio by contributing $30,500 in 2014. The Feild of Dreams project started in 2013 and 10 years later was the ribbon cutting.
Field of Dreams Contributions 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

District's Global Scholar is Celebrated

Gabriela Trevino having completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University was sponsored by San Antonio North Central Rotary Club to become the Districts Global Grant Scholar for 23-2024. Even after being selected and before flying to her host Rotary Club of Edmondson, she has been a great help in all North Central's Service projects. She will be studying Public Policy in Education at Kings College in London. We couldn't let her leave the States before celebrating her and her Dad at our PoPo Tratorria Monday evening meeting.
District's Global Scholar is Celebrated 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Crossing Boundaries Donations or Pet Shelters in Acuna

Members of the Club Rotario Empresarial Acuna as well as Cd. Acuña Rotary Club of their Project Croqueton Del Rio Rotary Club raised over $100.00 for donations. Pictured are President, Oscar Navarrette & fellow Rotarians Steve Wilson at the pet supply project. As well other Rotarians who volunteered.
Crossing Boundaries Donations or Pet Shelters in Acuna 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
Gold Raffle Tickets Now On Sale 2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's September Message

August started with some great news from our Rotary Regional Membership Chair Alex Johnson. He informed me that D5840 was the only District in Zone 25B to have ended the RY22-23 with a gain in membership. This is the result of an outstanding effort from our District Membership Team last year that I know will continue this year.
DG Monica Gutierrez's September Message 2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
District Leadership Spotlight - District Membership Co-Chair, Holly Croom  2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteer for Morgan's Wonderland 2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Madness Challenge Winners

District Membership Co-Chair (now District Governor Elect), Kristen Salazar, visited five clubs in District 5840 over the last two months to bring a special delivery.  These five clubs participated in the Membership Madness Challenge last Rotary Year and met the requirements to receive a customized banner for their Club purchased by District 5840. 
Membership Madness Challenge Winners 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Crossing Boundaries Donations or Pet Shelters in Acuna 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

The Service Companion Club - A Membership Boost for Your Rotary Club!

Does Your Rotary Club Need a Boost? Ask yourself the following questions: Is your Rotary Club seeking more members? Would you like to involve the club in more service projects? Are you looking to diversify your membership base? If you've answered "YES" to any of these questions, it's time you considered the creation of a Service Companion Club.
The Service Companion Club - A Membership Boost for Your Rotary Club! 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Get Ready for World Polio Day 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Walk With Us to Prevent Suicide

Join the Alamo Heights Rotary Club at the OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK on Saturday, October 28 at the Nelson Wolff Stadium, San Antonio, TX. They are walking to raise awareness and protect mental health and lives. To register or donate.
Walk With Us to Prevent Suicide 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Easily Create Your Club Public Image Strategy 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

District 5840 Welcomes Long-Term Inbound RYE Students

District 5840 Clubs welcome eight inbound students who began arriving in Texas on August 2. They are Mariana from Brazil hosted by Beeville, Loraine from France hosted by Boerne, Nora from Germany hosted by Fredericksburg Morning, Oscar from Spain hosted by New Braunfels, Ruby from Taiwan hosted by New Braunfels Downtown, Edoardo from Italy hosted by Pleasanton, Paul from Belgium hosted by San Marcos and Kellie from Sweden hosted by Seguin.
District 5840 Welcomes Long-Term Inbound RYE Students 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio's Meeting Site - Expansion Completed

The Rotary Club of San Antonio – Club 52 – founded in 1912 has a new and permanent home at the newly completed Dawson Family Hall within the historic Witte Museum (1926) in near downtown San Antonio. In perhaps a first for a large Club (~400), our Club now has a permanent weekly home for its meetings.
San Antonio's Meeting Site - Expansion Completed 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Tri-County Rotary Club President's Meeting 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0


2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Nimitz Rotary is holding their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Funds raised will be used for improvements at historic Cross Mountain Park, including replacement of the existing, deteriorating, cross. Simultaneous with the golf tournament will be a Bunco Party held in the clubhouse of Lady Bird Golf Course.
2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0


Supporting and Empowering Each Other

The new Assistant Governor Yvonne Valdez received a warm Fair Oak Ranch Welcome! Valdez met with experienced and new Rotarians at the Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club. Pictured are Past President Greg Buschmann, New Member Josie Juarez, Asst. Governor Valdez and Current President Ron Hubbard.
Supporting and Empowering Each Other 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Dominion Rotary Foundation Shoot for Hope Clay Shoot 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Del Rio Crayola Club Project

"Del Rio Cravola Club Project" Fellow Rotarians Rey Sanchez, Diana Barrientos and Gregorio Arrambide, with the help of volunteers, speperated school supplies for each elementary campus in Del Rio. Other volunteers Nathan Villarreal, Abel Lopez and Schuyler Burdett.
Del Rio Crayola Club Project 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0


Back to School Resource Rally

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch help Boerne Parents get their kids ready for the upcoming school year recently. At the "Resource Rally", dozens of Rotarians guided Parents and Students to the right places to register, get immunization, sign up for free/reduced school meals and even receive free school supplies! Boerne ISD students are now off to a great start to the school year!
Back to School Resource Rally 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0


Donation for Adoption of Rotary Pocket Park

The Del Rio Parks Foundation gave a donation of $757.00 towards the Rotary Club Pocket Park. Present was Carin Cruz, President, Alyssa Rodriguez, and Ken Hays. The Leadership Del Rio donated an additional $3,770.00 for Rotary Pocket Park. Donations were received from Juan C Vasquez, Pct 2 County Commissioner, Legacy Bail Bonds, BWR, TCB, Julio’s, Kayla Lopez- Rodriguez, Jesse and Alma Garcia, AM Customz, Dina Dixon, Dr. Cesar & Doena Faz, Riley Pratt Insurance, Cadena Family Practice, Bank and Trust, Val Verde Title, The Nail Studio & The Good Bar.
Donation for Adoption of Rotary Pocket Park 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0


Del Rio

Fellow Rotarians Norma Garza, Belinda Rodriguez and and Racheal Beaven did an awesome job shopping for new clothes for girls staying at the women's shelter. I was fun not just for the lady's but Chris Ryan and Rachels husband Ray enjoyed helping. Big round of applause, as these people take "ServiceAbove Self" to the next level.
Del Rio 2023-08-23 05:00:00Z 0


The First Cranes

The Canyon Lake Rotary Club was the first to bestow the requested 20 origami cranes to DG Monica Gutierrez at the club's installation dinner on June 22. Two crane trees were used as decorations for the banquet to the delight of the DG. Gutierrez had the honor of installing the club's officers for the new Rotary year as well as presenting Paul Harris Fellow pins of varying achievement to six club members. Club PE Tim Fredrickson was the newest club member to join the PHF ranks.
The First Cranes 2023-08-15 05:00:00Z 0


Visits from Scholar

As a part of the Canyon Lake Rotary Club scholarship program, students in the four-year award program have to visit the club each summer to give a report on their progress during the year, their work history and major milestones. Kenzie Sayles was the last of eight scholars to visit this summer and delightfully showed off her $2,000 check for the fall semester. Each scholar receives a check each semester for four years. From left: President Maureen Schein, Kenzie Sayles and Scholarship/Youth Committee Chair Jean Whileyman.
Visits from Scholar 2023-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

Support for Maui

August 9, 2023 was a tragic day for our Rotarians, families and friends on the Island of Maui. The fires across the island have changed lives forever. Truly devastating. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted.

As people of action, we can take immediate action. As we come together to recover and rebuild, we need to support each other. Rotary District 5000 Foundation has created a special relief fund for the victims. Click here to donate.

Support for Maui 2023-08-15 05:00:00Z 0


Early Act at Boerne Fabra Elementary

Monday evening, August 7, was Meet the Teacher night at Boerne Fabra Elementary School. Fabra will be resurrecting the Early Act Program with the help of the Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club (Tuesday mornings) and the Boerne Noon Rotary Club (Friday lunch). When approached, Principal Troy Latiolais was more than happy to support the new club. Early Act is a school wide program that will allow students from all ages 5 (kindergarten) to 11 years old (5th grade) to participate.
Early Act at Boerne Fabra Elementary 2023-08-09 05:00:00Z 0

Leaving an Impact for Kids in Need

Members of Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch gathered at member's home for fellowship and a backpack stuffing service project. They raised money and collected donations for their annual school supply drive for students from low-income families. They raised a total of 47 backpacks filled with school supplies which beat their record of 32 backpacks last year!
Leaving an Impact for Kids in Need 2023-08-09 05:00:00Z 0


San Antonio Sunrise Achieves 100% Paul Harris

 
On June 30th San Antonio Sunrise Rotary presented a Paul Harris Fellowship award to Tracey Alaniz. The club has a strong tradition of supporting the Paul Harris foundation and is now a 100% Paul Harris club.
San Antonio Sunrise Achieves 100% Paul Harris 2023-08-09 05:00:00Z 0

Service Project at Haven for Hope

On Saturday July 29, Rotary Club of San Antonio members and friends gathered on the campus of Haven for Hope, for their monthly volunteer service-day project. Approximately 40 volunteers came together to beautify the entrance to the campus by painting light poles, walls and handrails.
Service Project at Haven for Hope 2023-08-07 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Pearl Golf Tournament

You're invited to the Annual Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl Golf Tournament on September 15th at historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course, located minutes from the historic Pearl Brewery district. Lunch will be provided as we golf for a cause! Click to Register.
San Antonio Pearl Golf Tournament 2023-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Kerrville Rotary at the UGRA - River Clean 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's August Message

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With the first month into the new Rotary year already gone, I must admit it went by faster than I anticipated. It started by planning a few joint club District Governor visits and attending a club Board meeting via Zoom.
DG Monica Gutierrez's August Message 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

District Leader Spotlight - Assistant Governor Rosie Ramirez
 

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What was your most memorable Rotary service project? My most memorable Service Project was the Guatemala Project helping a friend from Guatemala collect shoes for the children. Guatemala had experienced a very painful and dramatic disaster when a volcano named “Volcan de Fuego” erupted and the families lost everything.
District Leader Spotlight - Assistant Governor Rosie Ramirez  2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2023-2024

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! 
Each level game introduces you to tools and resources to promote your Club to your members, around the District, your community and Rotary International
Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2023-2024 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Mental Health Initiative 

Rotary has long been involved in mental health and wellness initiatives. Our culture of Service Above Self builds community and promotes acts of kindness, two proven methods to build and maintain mental wellness.
Rotary's Mental Health Initiative 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch Couple Shares Vision of Service

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Past District Governor Kathy Hubbard swears in her husband, Ron Hubbard, at the Annual Installation Dinner. Mrs. Hubbard was also the first President of the Fair Oaks Ranch Club when it was chartered in 2012. Ron and Kathy share a deep commitment of doing good in the world!
Fair Oaks Ranch Couple Shares Vision of Service 2023-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Connecting with our Community in Fair Oaks Ranch

When the Home Owners Association of Fair Oaks Ranch wanted to spread Patriotism with a patriotic Golf Cart Parade on July 4th, they looked no further than the Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club for Volunteers! Our members provided traffic control, Emcee services, even participation in the "Best Decorated" contest... proving Rotarians are leaders and servants in our community.
Connecting with our Community in Fair Oaks Ranch 2023-07-25 05:00:00Z 0


SA South and Habitat for Humanity

The Rotary Club of San Antonio South members laid sod with new homeowners, Saturday, July 22, at a new Habitat for Humanity home. We are excited for our forever home to be complete in August, said the couple. The house will shelter a family of five when complete. It was hot and hard work, but rewarding, said the Rotary members.
SA South and Habitat for Humanity 2023-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute - September 16th 2023-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Community Service Week - Sept. 11, 2023

Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs will cooperate in community service projects the week of September 11th – 17th. Plan now for your Rotary and Rotaract clubs to build on existing relationships with other like-minded services or develop new ones to impact your communities.
Celebrate Community Service Week - Sept. 11, 2023 2023-07-24 05:00:00Z 0


Youth Exchange: The Cycle Continues

The five long term inbound students to D5840 during the 2022-23 exchange year have all safely returned home after completion of their 11 month exchanges to Fredericksburg, Boerne, New Braunfels (x2) and Seguin.
Youth Exchange: The Cycle Continues 2023-07-21 05:00:00Z 0


Officer Installation Celebration

This past month the Canyon Lake Club met at La Cosecha Mexican Restaurant to celebrate its past year's efforts and welcome new Officers. District Govenor Monica Gutierrez was our honored speaker who not only presented awards recognizing recent Paul Harris recipients but in a separate ceremony, charged our new Officers with their duties.
Officer Installation Celebration 2023-07-21 05:00:00Z 0


4th of July Fun

Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary sold breakfast tacos during the Kiddie Parade on 4th of July and hot dogs and sausage wraps during and after the regular 4th of July parade. It was a great turnout and everything sold out.
4th of July Fun 2023-07-13 05:00:00Z 0


Funds for JROTC

Nimitz Rotary and Texas Heritage Vineyard teamed up to raise money for the JROTC program at Fredericksburg High School. Texas Heritage had their quarterly VIno and Bingo for a Cause event and Nimitz Rotary provided food by donation along with a raffle for some great gift baskets. All proceeds from the bingo, food and raffle went to the JROTC. A check for $2,500 was presented to Devin Mullen from the JROTC. Pictured are Deb Bowen, Susan Johnson (THV owner) Devin Mullen, Jimmy Culp and Ralph Bowen.
Funds for JROTC 2023-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Pearl Feeds Over 168 Homeless Individuals

On Sunday, July 9, 2023, the Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl handed out food, including plates of lasagna and salad, as well as essentials, such as feminine hygiene products and other toiletries. On San Antonio’s Near West Side, the lunch benefitted about 168 individuals in need (and 2 pets), and was coordinated by Under The Bridge, Inc., a local nonprofit that has served San Antonio’s most vulnerable populations a warm meal every Sunday since 1988.
San Antonio Pearl Feeds Over 168 Homeless Individuals 2023-07-13 05:00:00Z 0


Charity Golf Tournament

Nimitz Rotary is having their 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Lady Bird Golf Course on October 9th, 2023. Funds raised are earmarked toward their major project of replacing the historic cross at Cross Mountain Park. There will also be a Bunco Party held in the clubhouse on the same day. Sign up can be done online at fbg-nimitzrotary.org or by contacting Mike Strolle at mstrolle@ymail.com. Seeking sponsors and players.
Charity Golf Tournament 2023-07-13 05:00:00Z 0


Winston Interact in Uvalde

The Winston School Interact Club attended the Christmas in July Festival in Uvalde, Texas on Saturday, July 8, 2023. This event was started last year to help the Uvalde community following the Robb Elementary tragedy. The focus of the event is to promote health and well-being. The Interact Club helped the Texas Diaper Bank pass out diapers.
Winston Interact in Uvalde 2023-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Noontime Rotary Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Recently the Rotary Club of Boerne (Noontime) celebrated 50 years of service to the Boerne Community. The Ribbon Cutting Celebration was hosted by Frost Bank and the Boerne Chamber of Commerce and was held at Frost Bank with over 150 people joining in the event.
Boerne Noontime Rotary Celebrates 50th Anniversary 2023-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

DG Monica Gutierrez's July Message

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The start of a new Rotary year is always exciting. We take this time to recognize all the accomplishments for the past year and set forth goals for the next year. Although we change District and Club leaders every year, the focus remains the same - Service Above Self.
DG Monica Gutierrez's July Message 2023-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rockstar Raffle Winners!

We want to CONGRATULATE all the winners of the 2022-2023 Rotary Rockstar Challenge! At District Conference on May 6th certificates were handed out to the winners however did not have time to hold the raffle for the cash prizes.
Rotary Rockstar Raffle Winners! 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Year

On June 27th, at their regular scheduled meeting, the Kenedy Rotary Club presented the prestigious Rotarian of the Year Award to their outgoing Secretary, Janet Martin.
Rotarian of the Year 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Installation of New Officers 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Stone Oak Golf Ball Fundraiser

Help support the Stone Oak Rotary Club GOLF BALL DROP FUNDRAISER on July 31st! Buy a golf ball(s) that will be dropped by helicopter at the Sonterra Country Club ... ball closest to the hole wins a prize! Use the QR code to buy your golf balls!
Stone Oak Golf Ball Fundraiser 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary E-Club of San Antonio Focuses on Literacy 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Get Your Rotary Landmark on the Map! 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Four Clubs 4 Kids

The four Rotary clubs of Fair Oaks Ranch, Dominion, Boerne Noon, and Combat Human Trafficking, recently came together to build a much needed play / relaxation area at the Retreat 4 Kids sanctuary.  Proving once again, that a "Rotary team" is a powerful force with unlimited capabilities.
Four Clubs 4 Kids 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Stop Pollution

Rotary International's newest Focus Area > Save the Environment, was definitely on the minds of the Fair Oaks Ranch Rotarians as they volunteered their time and efforts to conduct a highly successful Shred Day in the city of Fair Oaks Ranch. Over 200 households were able to eliminate potential ground waste by delivering items to be shredded instead of dumped in fill sites.
Stop Pollution 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Food 4 Kids Food Drive

Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary held a food drive for Hill Country Needs Council's Food 4 Kids program which addresses weekend hunger in children who school personnel identify as “undernourished”.
Food 4 Kids Food Drive 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

Money for Meals

Fundraising efforts netted $1,500 for the Meals for Vets program.   A check was presented to Hollie Baker and Melinda Froess from Meals for Vets.   The organization in turn presented our club with a plaque of appreciation for our fundraising efforts that we have done for their organization.  
Money for Meals 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

Vino and Bingo for a Cause

Nimitz Rotary in partnership with Texas Heritage Vineyard held a Vino and Bingo for a cause event at Texas Heritage Vineyard's tasting room on June 8th.
Vino and Bingo for a Cause 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Save the Date for the Fredericksburg-Nimitz Golf Tournament 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary of Uvalde Bingo

Come help us raise money for a splash pad. Buy your ticket to save your seat. With each game being $3 a game when you buy the presale ticket. You have a chance to win up to $ 3,000. 1-4 & 6-9 games are a winning of $200 each, 5th game $400 payout, 10th game is $1,000 payout. 
Rotary of Uvalde Bingo 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Northeast Rotary Installs Safety Signs 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Supporting the Homeless

The Wimberley Rotarians (and future Rotations) prepared supply bags for the homeless in our community. Each bag had basic toiletries, socks and a tee shirt, tissues, non-perishable food, and a recycled Rotary magazine. Some of these bags went to the Crisis Breadbasket center in town, and others will go to homeless shelters.
Wimberley Supporting the Homeless 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

Walking Trail Benches

The Canyon Lake club recently completed erecting 8 park benches to be installed around a walking trail being developed within the county's Comal Park.  
Walking Trail Benches 2023-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins June Message

It has been an honor and pleasure serving with you in Rotary this year. Thank you so much for all you do as Rotarians in our community, national and around the world. As we wind down this Rotary year, we have exceeded our goal on Foundation Giving and Polio plus in the district.
 
DG Dwayne Hopkins June Message 2023-06-14 05:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Sells Watermelons

The Rotary Club of San Marcos fundraising watermelons are on their way north from South Texas. Proceeds will help fund fall food service projects. They will be sold at farmers markets and roadside stands.
 
smtxrotary@gmail.com
San Marcos Sells Watermelons 2023-06-13 05:00:00Z 0

New Public Image Tools

The District Public Image Team has created some new PUBLIC IMAGE TOOLS for Clubs! These tools are located on the PR Resources For Clubs Page. 1. Canva Tool Kit - step-by-step instructions on how to create a tool kit 2. Pre-Event Checklist - use this checklist as a guideline for public relations for when you hold your next fundraiser
New Public Image Tools 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0


Scholarship Awards

At Canyon Lake High School's recent annual awards celebration, the Canyon Lake Rotary granted three students 4-year scholarships valued at $16,000 each. These are cash scholarships and can be used to offset any school related expenses incurred. The deserving students from left to right are Evelyn Van Houten, Ian Morris and Mackenzy Sweet all formerly students at Canyon Lake High School.
Scholarship Awards 2023-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco County's International Project in Belize

Several Rotarians from the Blanco County Club traveled to Placencia Village, Belize, Central America in May. As an international project, they visited St. John’s Primary School and presented them with approximately 100 books for the school’s library and 50 hygiene kits for children of the school.
Blanco County's International Project in Belize 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Helping with Yard Clean Up

YOUR Rotary Club partnered with San Antonio District 3 and Operation Rebuild to assist a local resident in need of yard clean up, Thursday, May 25. Rotarians being Rotarians stepped in to help and even brought along friends to assist.
Rotarians Helping with Yard Clean Up 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Social Gathering

Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary were the recipients of the District 5840 Rotary Club of the Year award presented to attending members at the District Conference held on May 6th in San Antonio.
Social Gathering 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Rotary Club Completes Construction of School Water and Hygiene Project in Tanzania 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Rotary Club Awards $21,000 in Scholarships 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

School Safety

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch was able to raise enough funds through private donations and club / foundation sources to proudly sponsor the School Resource Officer (police) program full time for Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School.  There is no higher community priority than keeping our children / future leaders safe while they grow and learn.
School Safety 2023-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Support Blessings in a Backpack Program

The Rotary Club of Boerne is one of three Rotary Clubs that support Blessings in a Backpack, a non-profit organization. For ten years this organization has been providing weekend food packages consisting of two breakfasts, two lunches and several snacks to children living in poverty who are enrolled in the Federal Meal Program.
Rotarians Support Blessings in a Backpack Program 2023-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Raffle Drawing

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The District Rotary Raffle for the Annual Fund kicked off this morning at The Pearl Brewery with several Rotarians from around District 5840! Participation in the drawing helps raise funds for The Rotary Foundation - Annual Fund. The Annual Fund supports our local and global grants. Seven names were called and each winner will receive a $1,000 Visa Cash Card. The winners are: 
 
Emily Davis
Rose Funko
Rita Apolinas
Ross Bigelow
Sean & Dr. Janice O’Brien
Stephanie Macchia
Monica Gutierrez 
 
Thanks for your participation in this year’s raffle drawing!! 
Rotary Foundation Raffle Drawing 2023-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Top 10 Academic Students Recognition Program 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0


Eagle Scout Recognition

On May 7, 2023, Pete Siegel presented the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR) Eagle Scout recognition certificate to Clifton M. of Scouts BSA Troop 90. He beautified the courtyard of San Antonio Independent Living Services (SAILS) by installing two handicap ramps, building two handicap picnic tables, mulching two flower beds, and staining the surrounding fence. He earned 50 merit badges, 29 more merit badges than the 21 merit badges required for the Eagle Scout rank. Troop 90's charter sponsor is Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.
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Jourdanton Rotary Serves Graduates

On Monday, May 15th members of the Jourdanton Rotary Club gathered for the Annual Senior Luncheon held at the local Community Center. Graduates were served beef nachos with all the fixings, drinks, and dessert. The Senior Class, many of which belong to the Jourdanton Interact Club, had fun taking photos with props and backgrounds.
Jourdanton Rotary Serves Graduates 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0

San Antonio Pearl Feeds The Homeless

On Sunday, April 30, 2023, the Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl handed out food, including plates of lasagna and salad, as well as essentials, such as feminine hygiene products and other toiletries.
San Antonio Pearl Feeds The Homeless 2023-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
Don Strange Lawn Party on June 7 2023-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Sponsors Scramble 4 Scholarships 2023-05-15 05:00:00Z 0


Travis Elementary Early Act Displays Two Four Way Test Banners

Two Rotary Four Way Test banners are posted at Travis Elementary in San Marcos. One is at the entrance and the other in the cafeteria. Students recite the test daily. This is the 14th year of Earlyact Rotary program at Travis. Rotarians Ben Duncan and David Rodriguez are club representatives to the school.
Travis Elementary Early Act Displays Two Four Way Test Banners 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to our Rotary Rockstars!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following clubs for earning ROTARY ROCKSTAR status for our PUBLIC IMAGE CHALLENGE: Rotary Club of Blanco County, ROTARY Club Of Fair Oaks Ranch, Fredericksburg Morning Rotary, Jourdanton Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Kerrville, Rotary Club of New Braunfels, Oak Hills Rotary, Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl, Pleasanton Rotary Club, Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch, San Antonio North Central Rotary Club, Rotary Club of San Antonio South and Rotary of San Marcos! Shout out to the nine clubs that completed the bonus rounds ... PUBLIC IMAGE SUPERSTARS!!!
Congratulations to our Rotary Rockstars! 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins May Message

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Wow, what an amazing Rotary District 5840 District Conference! We had 200 Rotarian's from the District attend this event at the UTSA R.A.C.E. center. A special thank you to PDG Jan Livingston (District Conference Chair) and the entire District Conference Committee for doing such an amazing job in organizing the event. Clearly, an event this size can not happen without a committee doing great work up front, during and after the conference.
DG Dwayne Hopkins May Message 2023-05-12 05:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Rotary Awards Scholarships

 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos awarded scholarships to nine area seniors from San Marcos High School and Hill Country Christian School. The awards are for the 2023-2024 school year. Students may use the scholarships for either college or vocational education programs.
San Marcos Rotary Awards Scholarships 2023-05-08 05:00:00Z 0
Register for DG Monica Gutierrez & Leadership Team Installation 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Call to Action! Copyright Trolls Pursuing Rotary Clubs 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
4H Club Receives Donation 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Clubs in Tanzania Initiate Sustainable Soap Making Project 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Homecoming Pre-Game Dinner 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Sharing Our Vision For Service Above Self 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Come Together To Serve

Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered alongside with their fellow Rotarians in the Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club at the 13th annual GRASP Western Night on Thursday, March 16th.  
Rotarians Come Together To Serve 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Beeville Rotary Recruits High School Volunteers 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Alamo Heights HS Interact Club at Alamo Heights Night

Once again the Alamo Heights High School Interact Club officers were on hand to put smiles on the faces of the children who came out to AH Night year. . The Interactors have been providing temporary tattoes to the children for several years now. The club is sponsored by the Alamo Heights Rotary Club.
Alamo Heights HS Interact Club at Alamo Heights Night 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians and Scouts - A Good Match

The Rotary Club of Boerne (Noontime) are the proud sponsors of Boerne Scout Troop 102 and Pack 102. Rotarian Rick Swinghamer is the Chartered Organization Representative of Troop 102 and Pack 102 in Boerne.
Rotarians and Scouts - A Good Match 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Seguin Rotary Club Annual $20,000 Raffle Fundraiser 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0


Plants for NEISD Serna Elementary School

March 27 - 31, 2023 was Beautify Serna Week at San Antonio NEISD's Serna Elementary School. The Airport Rotary Club donated soil and plants for the entray way project. Club Secretary Pete Siegel delivered the topsoil and the plumbago and red yucca plants. Parents and teachers donated the other plants seen in the photo.
Plants for NEISD Serna Elementary School 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0


Beautifying Ridgeview Elementary School

Three Members of the Airport Rotary Club were joined by a member of the E-Club of Rotary District 5840 gathered with teachers and families at Ridgeview Elementary School on March 25, 2023. We clipped, trimmed, raked, and help clean the campus. The Yellow Bell Esparanzas we planted several years ago survived the freezes and are growing.
Beautifying Ridgeview Elementary School 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0


Fair Oaks Ranch Interact Rejuvenated

After several years of COVID delays and challenges, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch has successfully reconstituted the Interact Club at Champion High School in Boerne. Pictured at the recent reactivation ceremony are the Rotary Club Youth Committee leaders along with the new Interact student members.
Fair Oaks Ranch Interact Rejuvenated 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0
Winston Interact at Poteet Strawberry Festival 2023-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Jourdanton Interact Club Selects New Officers 2023-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Spring Into Giving - A Hidden Heart

Oak Hills Rotary Club presents local San Antonio non profit, A Hidden Heart with a check.  A Heart Heart provide resources and life skills to families to create a better future.  To learn more about this organization visit their Facebook page.  #springintogiving
Spring Into Giving - A Hidden Heart 2023-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Donation to Meals for Vets

Cindy Turner presents a check for $2,400 to Hope Mitchell from Meals for Vets.   The club raised money at Texas Heritage Vineyards' quarterly Vino and Bingo for a Cause event held in March. We offered Irish Stew by donation and raffled some great gift baskets.
Donation to Meals for Vets 2023-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Scramble 4 Scholarships 2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
First Responders Lunch 2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
How to Create a People Of Action Campaign 2023-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins April Message

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The Rotary 5840 District Conference on 6 May is fast approaching. Please sign up as soon as possible as seats are limited. This conference is for all Rotarians and serves as a celebration of the Rotary year. The Conference will be at the UTSA Sports complex with UTSC Coach Carol Torok as guest speaker.
DG Dwayne Hopkins April Message 2023-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
District 5840 Combat Human Trafficking Rotary Club Supports Students for Golf Tournament 2023-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

Beeville Spring Project

A team of Rotarians distributed eggs at the Vineyard (a local Beeville non-profit) to those in need of food assistance in Beeville. Farm Fresh Eggs were purchased by the Beeville Rotary Club from the Amaral Ranch, LLC who generously gave of their time to deliver the eggs to the Rotarian team, assuring safe delivery.
Beeville Spring Project 2023-04-09 05:00:00Z 0

World Immunization Week: Vaccines Save Lives

During World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, join us in advocating for polio eradication and the importance of vaccines. As one of the greatest advances of modern medicine, vaccines are safe, effective, and save millions of lives each year. Our progress in the fight to end polio is proof that vaccines work.
World Immunization Week: Vaccines Save Lives 2023-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
4th Annual R.A.T Race - April 29th 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 0


Rolling for a Roadster

 
Kerrville Morning Rotary is holding a very unique fundraiser for the benefit of a worthy young lady as proceeds will go toward the purchase of a car, which will allow her to get to work and to school. She is an overcomer and high achiever and we are excited to help her with not only the car but with her education as well!
We decided a putting contest would be something novel as there are lots of actual golf events, which are great, however not everyone can swing and hit a golf ball, but everyone can putt! We will hold three separate contests as each event is limited to 27 - 2 person teams. We start with our Co-Ed event, followed by Skilled and finally Open.
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Interact Club of Pleasanton

The Interact Club of Pleasanton (sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton) held it's first student-run meeting! This is the first year of the club and it is led by an all-girl Board of Directors. During this school year the club has already hosted three service projects and taught the 40-member club the Four Way Test. They will finish out the school year with two more service projects.
Interact Club of Pleasanton 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 0


Fair Oaks Ranch Easter Egg Hunt

There were smiles everywhere on the kids (little and big) as the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch assisted with the city's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Brightly painted eggs and children lit up the park and made for a wonderful spring celebration enjoyed by all, thanks to our dedicated "People of Action"!
Fair Oaks Ranch Easter Egg Hunt 2023-03-29 05:00:00Z 0


Upcoming Fundraiser - Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival

Fredericksburg Rotary Club is presenting the 2nd Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival on June 9 and 10th at Downtown Marktplatz in Fredericksburg, Texas. Sponsors, volunteers and attendees are needed. For more information and to purchase tickets please see our website: https://fbgcraftbeerfestival.com/. If you would like to sponsor or volunteer please email Debbie at debbie.sultemeier@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!
Upcoming Fundraiser - Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival 2023-03-28 05:00:00Z 0


District's Rotary Day of Service Week - Fredericksburg

Club member Mike Elvir again spearheaded a Highway Beautification Breakfast on Saturday, March 4. Members picked up many bags of trash along our two-mile stretch of Highway 290 West and enjoyed fellowship and breakfast tacos provided by Donna Elmore and the Interact club members from Fredericksburg High School.
District's Rotary Day of Service Week - Fredericksburg 2023-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Training - May 20th 2023-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating our Legacy Members

 
The Rotary Club of San Antonio had the great privilege to recognize two members celebrating milestone years of of service. Melvin Mitchell was honored for reaching 60 years of Rotary service. Melvin was joined on stage by his son Lane, daughter-in-law Charlotte and granddaughter Molly who are all Rotarians in our club.
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Rotary Day SA at McAllister Park

The Rotary Club of San Antonio was honored to host Rotary Day SA at McAllister Park as part of the week of service. We had over 140 volunteers from 13 different Rotary clubs and five Interact clubs. We mulched, painted and picked up tons of trash. What a great expression of Rotary's People of Action! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event. We're also grateful for all the kind words of thanks we received from patrons of the park.
Rotary Day SA at McAllister Park 2023-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament 2023-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
Eagle Scout recognized by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR) 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Casino Night Raises Money for Youth Serving Nonprofits 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0
Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Help to Clean Up Cibolo Creek

This past month members of the Rotary Club of Boerne (Noontime) were once again serving their community. The Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” was exemplified by their picking up of garbage along the banks and in the waters of Cibolo Creek.
Rotarians Help to Clean Up Cibolo Creek 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins March Message

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I am so excited to announce the location of the 2023 Rotary District 5840 Conference. The Conference will be at the UTSA Sports Complex in San Antonio on 6 May 2023Please go to the district page and sign up. This one-day event is designed for everyone in the district and will only cost $50 with lunch. Club leadership training will be provided for President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and other key positions. We will also announce the Club of the Year, Rotarian of the Year and other top awards at this event. Clearly, this is an all-attend district event. Come on out, wear your favorite professional football shirt/jersey and have fun. We will start at 9:00 a.m. and be finished by 5:00 p.m.
DG Dwayne Hopkins March Message 2023-03-14 05:00:00Z 0


Fun and Fund Raising at Casino Night

This past January 21st was The Rotary Club of Boerne's Annual Fundraiser - Casino Night. This well attended event was held at Mark Motors in Boerne and featured Casino games, dinner, many prizes and raffles. Funds raised will go to support local and international non-profits.
Fun and Fund Raising at Casino Night 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

District Conference & Club Leader Training

Join us Saturday, May 6th for the District Conference & Club Leader Training at the UTSA Sports Complex 9AM-5PM in San Antonio. The event includes lunch and snacks. Cost is $50/person. Come on out, wear your favorite professional football shirt/jersey and have fun. Click to Register.
District Conference & Club Leader Training 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Sunrise Rotary Sponsors New Interact Club
 

The Boerne Sunrise Rotary has sponsored a brand new Interact Club at Boerne High School. This enthusiastic group of young scholars is shown here with their faculty advisor, Ashlea Windsor, on their community service project. The Interactors and their advisor cleaned pens at the local Kendall County Animal Shelter. They fed and walked the dogs and learned that “service above self” can also be fun.
Boerne Sunrise Rotary Sponsors New Interact Club  2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome to My World

DG Dwayne (aka Floyd Wayne) will donate profits from this cover song "Welcome to My World" to the Rotary Foundation from 21 Feb - 21 April 2023. Just go to the Amazon site (see site link below) and contribute 99 cents. Then, download the song by DG Dwayne (aka Wayne Floyd).  Let's help the Rotary Foundation do great things around the world. Amazon Link to download here only 99 cent... https://amzn.to/3YXmrIE Hear sample of cover song "Welcome To My World" here https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/floydwayne/welcome-to-my-world
Welcome to My World 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Danforth winners of Rotary Loves Readers 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Public Image Training - March 29

Join us on Wednesday, March 29th at 6PM on Zoom for a special Public Image Training Seminar on how to Promote your Club - Inspire your Community using a People of Action Campaign.
Public Image Training - March 29 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Beeville Rotary Days of Service

Here are Beeville Rotarians with "service above self" smiles.  The early Saturday morning clean-up service project also put smiles on the faces of the Beeville residents who were happy to see another road full of paper and plastic cleared of such waste.  
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Kerrville Days of Service 

Saturday March 4th the Rotary club of Kerrville volunteered at the Hill Country Crisis Center cleaning out/reorganizing their storage.
 
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Kenedy Rotary Takes Home 1st Place Trophy

The Kenedy Rotary Club participated in the Goliad County Fair Parade, Saturday March 11 in Goliad. Continuing to celebrate their 100 yr, they took home the “1st Place Non-Commercial Float Goliad County Fair” trophy!
Kenedy Rotary Takes Home 1st Place Trophy 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Days of Service Blood Drive

Rotary Club of Kerrville Blood Drive on Fri March 3rd was a great success. Thanks to #crenwelgemotors for allowing us to collect blood at their location and to everyone who came by and donated the "gift of life". #District5840RotaryDaysofService #kerrvillerotary
Days of Service Blood Drive 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco Club Assists at Middle School Educational Event

Rotarians Anne Marie Morgan, Harvie Lindeman and Tracy Barr assisted with set up and serving lunch at the Blanco Middle School Educational Event held February 10. During the event students attended presentations on topics such as healthy eating, substance abuse prevention, mental health awareness, kindness, healthy relationships, and all around health goals.
Blanco Club Assists at Middle School Educational Event 2023-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Rockstar Challenge - Opportunity to Win a Cash Prize 2023-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Cupid's Bow Bash Fundraiser

The Fredericksburg Rotary Club held a very successful Cupid's Bow Bash fundraiser on February 13. The sold-out event featured dancing to the music of the Bob Appel Band, a catered dinner, 100-item silent auction and a wine pull. The event raised over $32,000 to benefit our Club's Scholarship, Toys for Tots and Literacy programs.
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San Marcos Sponsors Golf Scramble for Scholarships

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is sponsoring a Scramble 4 Scholarships on Friday, May 12 to fund scholarships for San Marcos area high school seniors. The event will be held at the Double J Ranch Golf Club in Woodcreek, just outside Wimberley. The cost is $150 for individuals or $500 for a team. Beverage, meal, and a title sponsor are being sought. Contact event chair Scott Yarbrough at 512-214-8730 or email scott@theyarbroughagency.com
San Marcos Sponsors Golf Scramble for Scholarships 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0

Green and Cream Pints for Polio

The Rotary Club of Ballinger will be hosting a Pints for Polio fundraiser on March 17th from 5-8pm on 8th Street in Ballinger. Partnering with the City of Ballinger, The Coffee Haus on Main and other local businesses, the Rotary Club of Ballinger will have live music from the Davis Brothers Band, after hours shopping in which many local businesses will donate a percentage of the proceeds to Pints for Polio. So come out, listen to some music, make a donation and drink some green beer!
Green and Cream Pints for Polio 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0


Oak Hills Volunteers at Basura Bash

Oak Hills Rotarians volunteered at the 28th Annual Basura Bash to clean up of the San Antonio tributaries and waterways. 22.81 tons of trash was collected.
Oak Hills Volunteers at Basura Bash 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0


The Four Way Test

While serving as volunteer coaches / mentors, club members have incorporated Rotary's Four Way Test into the First Tee's Life Skills curriculum for residents of a local youth home. Early exposure to Rotary's foundational values has truly been an empowering experience for these young citizens.
The Four Way Test 2023-02-23 06:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Sponsors Casino Night March 4

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is sponsoring a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 4, to raise money for youth serving organizations in San Marcos including the Greater San Marcos Youth Council and the Youth Service Bureau. The event will be held at the Commemorative Air Force CENTEX Wing at the San Marcos Airport, which houses numerous vintage WW2 aircraft and an Air Force Museum.
San Marcos Sponsors Casino Night March 4 2023-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins February Message

February 27th through March 4 is Rotary District 5840 Service Project Week. Rotary clubs all around District 5840 can maximize opportunities around service projects in local communities or even combine projects with several clubs. Please use local social media to push efforts and information on all the great work Rotarians are doing in the community. This of course is centered around Rotary Service Project Day at McAllister Park that is sponsored by the San Antonio Rotary Club on 4 March.  Registration for this project starts at 9:00 a. with work efforts going from 10a.m. – 2p.m. More details the park sign-up can be found at this link https://rotary5840.org/event/rotary-day-sa-2023/
DG Dwayne Hopkins February Message 2023-02-17 06:00:00Z 0


District Governor 5840 Visits Kenedy Rotary Club

Today Feb. 14, 2023, the District Governor, 5840, Dwayne Hopkins and his lovely wife Anneke, visited the Kenedy Rotary Club. His inspiration and enthusiasm captured the room. His program centered around “CARS” his acronym for Community, All around the world, Rotarians, Story! Rotarians are a part of the community, all around the world, Rotarians and stories. We all have a story to tell how Rotary has impacted each of us and why we are members.
District Governor 5840 Visits Kenedy Rotary Club 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels' Meurin Honored with Besserung Award 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
High School Sophomore Earns Paul Harris 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 0


Rotary Club of New Braunfels Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2023

Rotary Club of New Braunfels will be hosting the Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2023 on Saturday, April 15th from 12:00-6:00PM at the Comal County Fairgrounds. HCCBF will feature 30+ Texas Hill Country breweries, 150+ types of beer, entertainment by Soul Sessions and 3 Man Front, and assorted food trucks. Limited VIP tickets are available until sold out. HCCBF is presented by The Original Black's Barbecue. For more information, sponsorships, and tickets go to https://www.hccbf.com.
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2023 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 0


Mercy Gate Part 2

Kerrville Morning Rotary recently went back to help Mercy Gate Ministries at their new housing facility. We were able to cut up some deadfall as well as trim back a few trees. Additionally we painted an outbuilding that was constructed by another ministry team a few weeks back. Mercy Gate is such a blessing to our community! For more information visit https://mercygateministries.com
Mercy Gate Part 2 2023-02-16 06:00:00Z 0

100th Year Celebration

The Rotary Club of Kenedy, Texas #1908, celebrates their 100th year Feb. 7, 2023, at the Second Street Art Gallery, Kenedy. Guest Speaker, Kristen Salazar, District Governor Nominee, representing District 5840. Also on this day, the City of Kenedy, places a RI road sign the very first displayed on the main highway of 181.
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Main Event Photo 2023-02-11 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary District Service Week 

Mark your calendars for Feb 27 - March 4 for Rotary District 5840 - South Central Texas SERVICE PROJECT WEEK!! We are encouraging all Clubs to hold a service project in your community or join the ROTARY DAY OF SERVICE hosted by the Rotary Club of San Antonio at McAllister Park on March 4th.  To sign-up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GK6Y83Y
 
March 4th Schedule - Meet at Pavilion #5 (watch for Rotary signs)
 
  • 9:00am: Registration and breakfast tacos
  • 10am - 2pm:  Service Hours
  • Volunteers must be 10 or older
  • All volunteers must sign a waiver
  • Wear your Rotary shirts, appropriate shoes and bring gloves

Service Opportunities:

  • Tree ring mulching
  • Litter pick up
  • Invasive species removal
  • Dog park mulching
  • Painting picnic tables
  • Repainting the posts and cable
 
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Congratulations - Rotary Club of La Cantera 2023-02-07 06:00:00Z 0

Promote Your Club, Inspire Your Community

Visit the District's Public Image Resource page to access resources, templates and media contacts to share your club’s stories of impact and show your community we are #PeopleOfAction! You'll find training videos, templates, tools, a direct link to RI's NEW and improved Brand Center and MORE. Click Here.
Promote Your Club, Inspire Your Community 2023-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Fredericksburg Rotary Katoma Water Project 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0


Painting The Park Basketball Courts

Rotarians at work at 7:45am Saturday January 28th Painting basketball lines at the DeLeon park Basketball courts were resurfacing in October and the court lines were not painted.
Painting The Park Basketball Courts 2023-01-29 06:00:00Z 0


Fredericksburg High School Interact Students

Fredericksburg High School students visited our Club meeting on January 23 to talk about their wonderful experiences at RYLA and their Interact Club accomplishments. Interact Club activities this school year included raising $350 for Toys for Tots of Gillespie County.
Fredericksburg High School Interact Students 2023-01-29 06:00:00Z 0


San Angelo Club Raises $6300 at Annual Shrimpfest.

The San Angelo Rotary club, which is 70 member strong, raised over $6300 at their annual Shrimpfest in October. The club disperses the funds to a different nonprofit every year. This year the recipient was House of Faith, a citywide children’s and youth ministry that brings Jesus to the lives of hundreds of youth through after school programs and Bible study. Join us in San Angelo in October 2023 for all-you-can-eat shrimp, coleslaw, beans, and iced tea!
San Angelo Club Raises $6300 at Annual Shrimpfest. 2023-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Oak Hills Adopts Family During the Holidays

Oak Hills Rotary adopted a family of 4 at Christmas time. Rotarians shopped for various items requested and wrapped the gifts. Thank you to club Secretary, Veronica Ruse and DG Dwayne Hopkins for helping deliver the wonderful cheer to the family.
Oak Hills Adopts Family During the Holidays 2023-01-27 06:00:00Z 0

Celebrating 100 Years!

Chartered Feb. 8, 1923. 100 year Celebration. Banner Display and cake cutting ceremony. Feb.7, 2023, 12:00 noon at the Second Street Art Gallery, 122 S 2nd Street, Kenedy, Texas
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Rotary Day SA 2023 - Save the Date!

Join us for the 5th annual Rotary Day SA! Rotary Day SA brings together Rotarians from all over the district for a day of service to the community. This year will be a cleanup day at on Saturday, March 4th 10AM-2PM at McAllister Park, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd. Rotarians will pick up trash, spread mulch and paint picnic tables. Sign up here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GK6Y83Y
 
Rotary Day SA 2023 - Save the Date! 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Pleasanton Rotary supports the PJHS Helping Closet

A team of dedicated educators at PISD are working to provide assistance with hygiene, clothing and food items to students in need. The Pleasanton Rotary Club is supporting their efforts though financial donations, in-kind donations, and an ongoing relationship with a Club member’s online Ebay clothing store to meet specific needs.
Pleasanton Rotary supports the PJHS Helping Closet 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Funds for the Golden Hub Senior Center

Cindy Turner presents a check to a representative from the Golden Hub Community Center for $1,050. The funds were raised at a Bunco and Vino event held at Wildseed Farms VIneyards.
Funds for the Golden Hub Senior Center 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0


Snacks for Vets

The Rotary Club of San Antonio was proud to help the veterans at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home. The club purchased and packed snack bags after a recent Rotary meeting. The snack packs are used as prizes at the facility's daily bingo game. We paced over 200 bags for our wonderful vets!
Snacks for Vets 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0


Oak Hills End of Year Holiday Celebration

Oak Hills Rotarians and spouses attended the Holiday Party with Food, Fun and Fellowship. Everyone shared moments of laughter and cheer. Thank you to Farm Bureau Bank for sponsoring the space.
Oak Hills End of Year Holiday Celebration 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0
Funds donation to the Hill Country Needs Council 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0
Casino Night Fundraiser with the San Antonio Airport Rotary Club 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Hosts Casino Night March 4

The Rotary Club of San Marcos is hosting a Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Commemorative Air Force Centex Wing, 1841 Airport RdBldg 2249 San Marcos, TX 78666.
San Marcos Hosts Casino Night March 4 2023-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins January Message

A Rotary Story “Dinner With Rotary friend Yale “Buzz” Trustin and His Wife Litzie Trustin”. You never knew who you may be sitting with at a Rotary event. In fact, I would say every single member in Rotary is important. We need all people of different ages, background, gender, race, cultural, experiences and ability to form an amazing organization. This is a story of one such Rotarian (mentor) whom I learned so much.
DG Dwayne Hopkins January Message 2023-01-16 06:00:00Z 0


Blanco Rotarians Serving Others

 
The Rotary Club of Blanco County recently supported the ongoing Mission of H.O.P.E. (Helping Overcome Poverty Everywhere), under the direction of Mrs. Chris Cloyd of Blanco’s United Methodist Church, by helping gather, pack, and stuff over 150 backpacks distributed to young refugees in Reynosa and Piedras Negras, Mexico in time for Christmas.
 
Blanco Rotarians Serving Others 2023-01-12 06:00:00Z 0


The Four Way Test

While serving as volunteer coaches at a local youth home, our club members were able to incorporate Rotary's Four Way Test into the youth development curriculum of the First Tee Organization.
The Four Way Test 2023-01-12 06:00:00Z 0


2022 NCRC Annual Turkey Run

On November 19, 2022 Rotarians and Interactors from area schools met at West Avenue Compassion to bag full Thanksgiving meals before delivering to local families in the North Central Rotary Club’s annual “Turkey Run.”
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Stone Oak's 10th Annual Casino Royale

Mark your calendar for the RC of Stone Oak's 10th Annual Casino Royale on Saturday, March 25th. For more information email stoneoakrotarysa@gmail.com.
Stone Oak's 10th Annual Casino Royale 2022-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
Pearl Rotarians and students of Antonian HS Feed the Homeless in Downtown San Antonio 2022-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Bell Ringing

Rotarians supporting the Salvation Army red kettle drive by ringing the bell outside Gibson’s for 4 Saturdays after Thanksgiving!  Great job everyone and to David Samuel for coordinating!  
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Blue Santa Event

What a great day! Blue Santa 2022! KPD and the KCPAAA, the Kerrville Rotary Club and other amazing volunteers came together to make Christmas better for many Hill Country families!
Blue Santa Event 2022-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
New Braunfels Making Spirits Bright for Families in Need 2022-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
New Braunfels Completes International Wellness Trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico 2022-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Breakfast With Santa

"Service Over Self" isn't just a motto for the Boerne Noontime Rotarians. It's a guiding principle and why they host "Breakfast With Santa" every year. This December over 100 children enjoyed a great meal cooked by Rotarians, decorated cookies, and got to visit with Santa and take home a special gift purchased by the Boerne Noontime Rotarian "Elves".
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