First in the Nation for Teachers

Chester W. Nimitz Middle School (NEISD) gets nation’s first Immersive Biophilic ReCharge room for schools. San Antonio North Central Rotary Club has designed and donated the nation’s first immersive biophilic Serenity and ReCharge room to the teachers and staff at North East Independent School District’s Chester W. Nimitz Middle School/STEM Academy.
First in the Nation for Teachers 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0


Pearl Rotarians help ThriveWell Cancer Foundation reach goal of $100,000

Pearl Rotarians Rudy Rubio III and Andres Trevino volunteered for 7 hours at ThriveWell Cancer Foundation's annual Healing Hearts Telethon. They accepted incoming phone calls of donors to help reach their goal of $100,000. This year's location was at FOX 29's TV station, which broadcasted the Telethon across the entire South Central region of Texas. Learn more about ThriveWell's mission and impact at ThriveWell.org
Pearl Rotarians help ThriveWell Cancer Foundation reach goal of $100,000 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0


Oak Hills Sponsors MUNSA Pancake Supper

Oak Hills Rotary sponsored the Annual Model United Nations San Antonio (MUNSA) pancake supper held at the International School of the Americas. It was a success! We prepared over 300 dinners for the event. The cooking was done by 8 Rotarians and 20 MUNSA students. The event raised over $1,500 for the MUNSA travel fund.
 
Oak Hills Sponsors MUNSA Pancake Supper 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0


Food Drive in Fair Oaks Ranch

Rotarians from the Fair Oaks Ranch Club, along with their family members, participated in a neighborhood food drive to ensure all families served by the Hill Country Daily Bread Ministry in Boerne were able to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Food Drive in Fair Oaks Ranch 2022-11-22 06:00:00Z 0


District Governor Presents Awards

DG Dwayne Hopkins took the opportunity of his visit to The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch to present them with their recently announced "Club of the Year" award for 2021-2022. He also honored Past President Greg Maxton for being named "President of the Year" for the same period; along with other club accolades in Service Projects, Membership, Public Image, and Foundation support.
District Governor Presents Awards 2022-11-22 06:00:00Z 0


Bountiful Blessings 2022

Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis held their annual Bountiful Blessing on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Rotarians served hot meals to Veterans and Senior Citizens in the Hondo Community, in addition some Rotarians delivered some meals to home bound seniors. This is a much needed project in our area, and a project our Club looks forward to every year.
Bountiful Blessings 2022 2022-11-22 06:00:00Z 0

District Conference Service Project for Endangered Children

The District Conference Service Project for Endangered Children sponsored by the D5840 Combat Human Trafficking Rotary Club was led by Amy Barag and JoAnn Browne. Rotarians who attended the 2022 District Conference filled150 backpacks filled with various hygiene products, combs, brushes, quilts, dental products, journals, Walmart gift cards and snacks.
District Conference Service Project for Endangered Children 2022-11-21 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Presents $5,000 Gift to School Fuel 2022-11-18 06:00:00Z 0


Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

We had a great turnout for our Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast. We had 120 plus Veterans and 25 Rotarian’s in attendance. A huge thank you to the Hill Country Veterans Center for hosting and to El Sombrero de Jalisco for the yummy tacos. 🌮🇺🇸❤️🤍💙
#veteransday2022 #VeteranAppreciation #rotaryclubofkerrville #navy #marines #airforce #army #coastguard
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2022-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Beeville Rotary Thanks Local Veterans for Their Service
 
 

The Beeville Rotary Club partnered with JJP Family Clinic to host a luncheon honoring local veterans on Saturday, November 12th.  Several Beeville Rotary Club and Beeville Interact Club members participated by serving food and talking to the veterans and their families.  Most of all, our Beeville Rotarians thanked the veterans for their service.
Beeville Rotary Thanks Local Veterans for Their Service   2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins' November Message

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One thing I have noticed while visiting Rotary Clubs in District 5840 is how involved and motivated Rotarians are with Service Projects. Each Rotarian makes a difference in our communities with the power and energy to change the world which is reflected in the service projects. It is an honor to say “I am a Rotarian” knowing our District contributes so much to improve the lives of others with a Service-Above-Self attitude.
DG Dwayne Hopkins' November Message 2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Boerne Noontime Rotary Club Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Plantings 2022-11-11 06:00:00Z 0


Rotary presents $5,000 donation to Hays County Food Bank 

 
The Rotary Club of San Marcos presented a check for $5,000 to the Hays County Food Bank on November 9. It was part of a project in October called Feed the Hungry. Half of the gift came from a grant from Rotary District 5840 in South Central Texas. The project also raised money for San Marcos School Fuel and the international nonprofit Rise Against Hunger.
Rotary presents $5,000 donation to Hays County Food Bank  2022-11-10 06:00:00Z 0
Beeville Service Project and Aid to Puerto Rico 2022-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Kristen Salazar Selected DG 2025-26

District Governor Dwayne Hopkins and the District 5840 Nominating Committee are pleased to announce the selection of Kristen Salazar of the Rotary Club of Alamo Heights as the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2025. Congratulations Kristen!
Kristen Salazar Selected DG 2025-26 2022-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio Hosted by Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club

 
SELMA, TEXAS -- On October 27, 2022, The Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club (RMRC) co-hosted a mixer with the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce at The Bluebonnet Palace in Selma, Texas. More than 50 people attended this event. The program was specifically intended to raise awareness to End Polio Now.
Pints for Polio Hosted by Randolph Metrocom Rotary Club 2022-10-31 05:00:00Z 0


Blanco County Club Raises Money for End Polio Now Initiative

The Rotary Club of Blanco County held a Pints for Polio fundraiser event on October 26. Club President, Harvie Lindeman, spoke about the history of polio and the eradication efforts. Some short videos were shown and attendees enjoyed a BBQ meal with beer or wine. All proceeds will go to Rotary's 2022 End Polio Now initiative.
Blanco County Club Raises Money for End Polio Now Initiative 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0


The Rotary Ice Rink is Back!

 
The Rotary Club of San Antonio is pleased to announce the Rotary Ice Rink presented by Valero will be back bigger and better this season. The Rotary Ice Rink is scheduled for November 18 - January 16, 2023 at Travis Park.
The Rotary Ice Rink is Back! 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Dictionary Day at Ridgeview Elementary School 2022-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Wimberley Rotary Serves African Orphanage & School 2022-10-26 05:00:00Z 0


Blanco County's Coat and Blanket Drive Huge Success

The Rotary Club of Blanco County’s coat and blanket drive, held in October, was a huge success. The club gathered approximately 50 large bags of coats and blankets from the Blanco and Johnson City communities that were provided to refugees in northern Mexico. 
Blanco County's Coat and Blanket Drive Huge Success 2022-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Community Help

Members of Fredericksburg Nimitz club built a handicap access ramp for a trailer donated to a family of five. Some members also assisted with inside priming and painting to get the trailer ready for the family.
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Charity Golf Tournament

The Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary won big on their first charity golf tournament. The tournament was a kick-off fundraiser for the club to raise funds for the replacement of the historic cross at Cross Mountain Park. All teams sold out and the silent auction and ladies' Bunco game were also big winners. All together, net earnings were over $30,000. Pictured are club member Jimmy Culp (second from left) and his team. Same time next year!
Charity Golf Tournament 2022-10-25 05:00:00Z 0


Eagle Scout Recognition

Pete Siegel, Airport Rotary Club member, is the D5840 Coordinator for the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR) http://scoutingrotarians.org/index_2.php We have recognition certificates for Eagle Scout, Sea Scout Quartermaster Award, and Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. Please contact Pete at psiegeljr@satx.rr.com for more information.
Eagle Scout Recognition 2022-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

Karnes City Lonesome Dove Parade

On September 17, 2022 the Kenedy Rotary Club attended the Karnes City Lonesome Dove Parade. There were 32 entries and we received 1st place in the clubs division.
Karnes City Lonesome Dove Parade 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0


Boerne ISD Child Trafficking Education

he Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch recently assisted the Rotary Club of District 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking, who in conjunction with the Ransomed Life organization, presented training sessions in the schools for educators and parents on the awareness and prevention of child sex trafficking.
Boerne ISD Child Trafficking Education 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0


Community Playground Build

October 13-15 KABOOM!, Archewell Foundation created by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and community members along with Uvalde Rotarians help participate in a community playground build. The new playground at DeLeon Park located a few block from Robb Elementary, will be a happy and healing locations for the community children.
Community Playground Build 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Retired US Navy Commander Peterson Receives Rotarian Award 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
BBQ Chicken Dinner Sale Fundraiser for Scholarships 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0


Beeville Western Wear Parade

October 1, the Kenedy Rotary Club attended the Beeville Western Wear Parade in Beeville! We all wore western wear and our float won 2nd place out of 72 floats in the non profit category.
Beeville Western Wear Parade 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Winston Interact at Guadalupe Fair Gates 2022-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Events Around the District 2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Sponsors Rise Against Hunger in San Marcos 2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Mercy Gates Ministries
 

We recently helped Mercy Gates Ministries with some demolition and cleanup.  Work included tearing out two porches along with an outbuilding.  We even busted up a concrete sidewalk.  Tearing things apart was pretty fun, but loading it all in the dump trailer, not so much.  Thank good ness we had the use of some excellent machinery.
 
Kerrville Morning Rotary Supports Mercy Gates Ministries  2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Roadside Cleanup 

Fredericksburg Rotary Club picked up roadside trash along its designated route on US 290 West on Saturday, Sept. 24. Project leader Mike Elvir said the morning drew 30 members 15-16 high school Rotary Interact members, as well as the club's exchange student. After picking up trash, the group enjoyed breakfast tacos and camaraderie. It was a terrific morning of exhibiting “Service Above Self.”
Roadside Cleanup 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0


Welcoming New Members

President Elect Maureen Schein welcomes two new members Jennifer Romero (left) and Tony Schenk (right) as they join our Canyon Lake club.
Welcoming New Members 2022-10-07 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Dwayne Hopkins October Message

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I am honored to be part of an amazing group of motivated Rotarians in District 5840. To be honest, Rotarians in our District inspire and motivate me every day with their generosity and devotion to service. The month of October is going to be great for our District. The Rotary International theme for October is Economic and Community Development.
District Governor Dwayne Hopkins October Message 2022-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

Pies for Polio Challenge

Rotary District 5840 has set a goal of donating as much as we can to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund this year. This year, we introduced the PIES FOR POLIO CHALLENGE to help build awareness for our fight to end polio. If $1,000 in the District is raised DGN Steve gets the pie in the face. If $2,000 is raised DGE Monica gets the pie in the face. If $3,000 is raised DG Dwayne gets the pie if the face. If the $5,000 goals is raised or more all three (DG Dwayne, DGE Monic and DGN Steve) gets the pie in the face. Click to donate.
Pies for Polio Challenge 2022-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Hunting Raffle Fundraiser 2022! 2022-09-30 05:00:00Z 0


San Angelo Sunrise Feed the Funnel

On September 22, members of the San Angelo Sunrise Rotary Club participated in the Feed the Funnel event in an effort to combat food security in San Angelo and the surrounding communities.
San Angelo Sunrise Feed the Funnel 2022-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Beeville Rotary Club Human Trafficking Educational Program 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Sister Club Receives School Supplies 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

WIN $10,000 in GOLD!

Oak Hills Rotary Club Annual GOLD RAFFLE event! Sponsored by Myron's Prime Steakhouse and the Principle Auto Group. Tickets are $100 each, each ticket allows 2 people to enjoy Myron’s delicious food, drinks and entertainment. Hosted by the Mini of San Antonio dealership.
WIN $10,000 in GOLD! 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Canyon Lake's Pints for Polio Event

You're invited to attend Canyon Lake's 9th Annual Pints for Polio Event on November 2 from 6PM to 9PM at the BAJA ICEHOUSE & GRILL. Sponsors and tickets are available canyonlakerotary@gvtc.com or 830.832.7383
Canyon Lake's Pints for Polio Event 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Wimberley's Trick O' Read

Each year the Rotary Club of Wimberley joins other community organizations on Halloween in meeting on the town square to give treats to the children trick o’ treating. As part of their literacy projects, Wimberley Rotary gives out hundreds of beautiful books to the community’s children. We call the event Trick O’Read, and Rotarians dress up in costumes to give out the goodies. See you October 31!
Wimberley's Trick O' Read 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

New Braunfels Celebrates 85 Years!

The Rotary Club of New Braunfels is celebrating 85 years of service and invites you to join them for what is sure to be a spectacular evening on Oct. 19th at the McKenna Event Center! VIP sponsorship packages and reserved tables are available, as well as single general admission tickets. Buy tickets: bit.ly/3JW4ROr
New Braunfels Celebrates 85 Years! 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

District Earns Top Awards At Zone

Rotary District 5840 earned 5 top awards at Zone Institute for Rotary Year 2021-22: 3 for Membership, 1 for Public Image and 1 for Foundation. Great job everyone for your hardwork and dedication! Shout out to PDG Kristy Vandenberg for her leadership!
District Earns Top Awards At Zone 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Apply Global Education Grant - Nov. 19th

As a Rotarian, you have the ability to help make someone’s graduate education (Master’s or PhD.) a reality.  How, you ask?  By identifying a person to apply for a Rotary District 5840 Global Education Grant.  The grant is for a minimum of $30,000 for a college graduate to study anywhere in the world outside the United States.
 
Apply Global Education Grant - Nov. 19th 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports City 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Teacher's Wish List Filled

After participating in the “Stuff the Bus” campaign, The Rotary Club of San Antonio South asked the teachers of Graebner Elementary, located in SAISD, what their “wish list” would be. Schools receive many different supplies, but often the teachers “wish list” is overlooked.
Teacher's Wish List Filled 2022-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Boerne Hosts Italian Student

Boerne Rotary  Club (Noontime) has been privileged to host students from around the world for many years. Here is Rubin Cardenas, Past President & Rotary Youth Lane Director, picking up Filippo at the airport. Filippo is our youth exchange student from Italy who is looking forward to attending high school in Boerne and in learning about America.
Boerne Hosts Italian Student 2022-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Packs Meals for the Hungry

Kerrville Rotary was joined by volunteers from Schreiner University to pack meals for Rise Against Hunger. They packed 15,120 meals to feed the hungry.
Kerrville Packs Meals for the Hungry 2022-09-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Blanco County Conducts Coats and Blankets Drive 2022-09-19 05:00:00Z 0


Spreading the Four Way Test

All three Rotary clubs of Fredericksburg worked together to distribute activity books and talk about the Four-Way Test with the 3rd graders at Fredericksburg Elementary. It was a great experience! Thanks to all club members that participated.
Spreading the Four Way Test 2022-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Beeville Clean Up Continues

On Saturday, September 10th, members of the Beeville Rotary Club together with the Beeville Interact Club participated in the third street clean-up to make Beeville a cleaner city.  With the support of the City of Beeville and a donation from Walmart for supplies, garbage bag pick-up was accomplished.  The Beeville Rotary Club plans to continue this clean-up effort several times throughout the year as needed.
Beeville Clean Up Continues 2022-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest Kraut Run
 

Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club’s 13th Annual Kraut Run, featuring 8K and 5K timed runs and a 5K Walk will be held Saturday, October 1st at 8:30 am.
Oktoberfest Kraut Run  2022-09-13 05:00:00Z 0


SA South Cleans Up

YOUR Rotary Club of San Antonio South picked up trash along the SE Military Dr. Rd corridor. Thank you to all those came out to help Saturday, Sept. 10, with Highway Cleanup. We filled 24 large bags of trash in addition to large items such as a tire and a car bumper. We had 17 awesome volunteers demonstrating what "Service Above Self" really means. Thanks also to the guys from Lambda Theta Phi, Alumni Chapter, who joined us.
SA South Cleans Up 2022-09-13 05:00:00Z 0

Get Ready for World Polio Day - Oct 24

Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for WORLD POLIO DAY to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated. 
Get Ready for World Polio Day - Oct 24 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Needed for Wonderland 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins September Message

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In August, I shared stories with the Rotary Clubs of Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Ballinger, Uvalde and the Dominion. I am inspired by those great Rotarians and those pictured today who are making a difference in their communities.
DG Dwayne Hopkins September Message 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Presentation of Presidential Plaques to Past Presidents 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Supporting Your Local College 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0


Pearl Rotarians Assist St. Vincent de Paul Society

Pearl Rotarians assisted The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Texas Council in San Antonio, TX. Hundreds of food supplies were delivered to be available for families in need in urban areas of the Alamo City.
Pearl Rotarians Assist St. Vincent de Paul Society 2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Packs School Supplies for Children

Twenty-four San Marcos Rotarians and community members packaged school supplies for nine villages in Northern Mexico and child serving nonprofits in San Marcos on August 26. The supplies will be delivered by Mision de Candella, based in Fredericksburg, which provides free health care services to the villages.
San Marcos Packs School Supplies for Children 2022-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Uvalde teachers are granted their wish list for back-to-school items 2022-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Handmade Pillows for Uvalde Victim's Families 

Las Vegas After Hours Rotary Club joined the Uvalde Rotary. They came down to deliver handmade pillows to parents of the victims Uvalde Rotary help put the pillow covers on and arranged/ hosted the meeting Aug 25 at the El Progress Memorial Library
Handmade Pillows for Uvalde Victim's Families 2022-08-28 05:00:00Z 0


Welcoming Franz Leadership Academy Back to School

Rotary eClub of San Antonio played a significant part on August 17, 2022 in welcoming Franz Leadership Academy students back to school, with school supplies in a mini parade. The parents were overjoyed with the love and support that the Rotary eClub of San Antonio showed toward the school and community kicking off our Service Project Light Up Literacy which marks the 5th year of this project.
Welcoming Franz Leadership Academy Back to School 2022-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Fundraiser at Panda Express

Join us on Sunday, September 4th , from 10:30 am - 9:30pm at PANDA EXPRESS @ 32707 SE Military Dr #104 San Antonio, Texas 78223! Enjoy delicious food and support our Bike Ride! 20% of your purchase will be donated to MTR Charities! To listen learn more about Mission Trail Rotrary, http://www.missiontrailrotary.com
Fundraiser at Panda Express 2022-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

Fundraiser at Willie's

Join us on Wednesday, October 12th , ALL DAY at Willies Gill and Icehouse @ 15801 San Pedro Avenue San Antonio, Texas 78232! Enjoy delicious food and support our Bike Ride! 15% of your purchase will be donated to MTR Charities! To learn more about Mission Trail Rotary, http://www.missiontrailrotary.com
Fundraiser at Willie's 2022-08-26 05:00:00Z 0

SAVE THE DATE🚨 for Chipotle

Join Mission Trails Rotary on Wednesday, September 21st , from 5 pm - 9 pm at CHIPOTLE @ 3155 SE Military Dr #101 San Antonio, Texas 78223! Enjoy delicious food and support our Bike Ride! 33% of your purchase will be donated to MTR Charities! To learn more about Mission Trail Rotary, http://www.missiontrailrotary.com
 
SAVE THE DATE🚨 for Chipotle 2022-08-26 05:00:00Z 0


Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking

In August, The Rotary Club of District 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking, The Rotary Club of Blanco County, and The Blanco Chamber of Commerce hosted two presentations on human trafficking for Blanco County business and community leaders.
Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking 2022-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Sister Club Receives School Supplies 2022-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Great Western Cattle Trail Marker Lands in Pleasanton 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0


School Resource Rally Project

As a community partner, the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch assisted the Boerne ISD with their annual Resource Rally ensuring families had the appropriate medical attention and supplies needed to successfully start the new school year. Over 300 students and parents were provided a multitude of products and services that were generously donated by local businesses and individuals.
School Resource Rally Project 2022-08-23 05:00:00Z 0


Human Trafficking Presentation

On August 15 the Rotary Club of Blanco County and the District 5840 Combat Human Trafficking Rotary Club hosted a presentation on human trafficking and child sex trafficking in order to educate the community of Blanco.
Human Trafficking Presentation 2022-08-22 05:00:00Z 0


Beer Fest Funds Benefit Shelter

Fredericksburg Rotary Club Foundation on Monday donated a portion of its proceeds from the first Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival to The Grace Center, a 36-bed facility being constructed as a domestic violence shelter.
Beer Fest Funds Benefit Shelter 2022-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Awards

Pictured are 2 out of 8 Canyon Lake Rotarians Receiving Paul Harris (PH) Awards this past club year. First, we have Jane Bowen awarded a PH+4 pin followed by Jean Whileyman a PH +2 pin.
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Oak Hills Rotary at Clark High School

Oak Hills Rotary Club visits Clark High School to re-establish the Interact Club. Pictured is Rotarian Rick Tarbell attending a meeting with school resource leaders to discuss the benefits and scholarship opportunities.
Oak Hills Rotary at Clark High School 2022-08-21 05:00:00Z 0


Edu-Care Package To Our Teachers

or the last 4 years Beeville Rotary Club has provided school supplies to the Beeville ISD teachers and this year the supplies were delivered to 2 Beeville private school system.
Edu-Care Package To Our Teachers 2022-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
UGRA River Clean 2022-08-21 05:00:00Z 0


Successful Supply Drive

The Rotary Club of Alamo Ranch had a very successful back to school supply drive in support of a back-to-school event providing backpacks, school supplies, and other needed items for young boys and girls.
Successful Supply Drive 2022-08-19 05:00:00Z 0


"Family Fest" School Supplies Give-Away

Rotary joined Family Fest Host, the Community Recreation and Resource Center, in delivering supplies to area kids helping them prepare for a return to school. CLRC President Max El Tawil is shown with the local school mascot at the ready to pass out backpacks full of supplies.
"Family Fest" School Supplies Give-Away 2022-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Clubs Supports to Staff the Bus 2022-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Early Bird Registration for District Conference

Join Rotary District 5840 as we celebrate how Rotary Changes Lives!!! Three great experiences in one!  Attend the Rotary District 5840 Conference Nov 9-11 at the Y.O. Ranch Resort & Conference Center in Kerrville and experience a great Texas hotel and one of a kind Museum of Western Art. Learn more about Rotary and have a great time networking. 
Early Bird Registration for District Conference 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Fans for Seniors

According to data from the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), at least six Texas cities with the longest historical record have had their hottest summer.
Fans for Seniors 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 President of Rotary International

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Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position. She will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 President of Rotary International 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2022-23 2022-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

Member Spotlight Promotion

Your Public Image team is excited to announce a new tool "MEMBER SPOTLIGHT" template that will help Clubs promote current members! Submit your member's photo and we will send you back the graphic, then you post on your website and/or social media. When posting, don't forget to tag the District (@RotaryDistrict5840) and use hashtags #District5840Family #WeAreRotary and (include your Club Hashtag).
Member Spotlight Promotion 2022-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

Working Toward a Malaria-Free Zambia is Personal

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By Eric Liswaniso, member of the Rotary Club of Ndola and the Rotaract Club of Lusaka, Zambia
 
One of the most frustrating things about malaria is the preventable suffering it imposes on families. The death of a child or a parent, the loss of work, or economic stability can be devastating.
Working Toward a Malaria-Free Zambia is Personal 2022-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins' Message for August

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We can all be inspired by our new Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and all the work being done around the world.  Her Imagine Rotary theme is catching on fast with its seven orbiting dots representing the 7 global areas of focus.
DG Dwayne Hopkins' Message for August 2022-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Winston Interact at Back to School Event 2022-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training - August 20 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Strong

Representatives of the Rotary Club of Wimberley recently traveled across the district to join the Uvalde Rotary Club members to, basically, give them a group hug. The Wimberley Rotarians  joined Uvalde at one of their regular Thursday meetings, and heard a counselor who is dedicating her services to the community. 
Rotary Strong 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0


Blanco County Club Partners With Placencia Belize Club

Rotary Club of Blanco County member, Connie Cox, attended the Rotary Club of Placencia Belize club meeting in Central America on July 19. The two clubs are planning to partner in providing hygiene kits to school children in the villages of Placencia and Seine Bight. Pictured is Placencia Club President Harold Wallen and Connie Cox exchanging club banners.
Blanco County Club Partners With Placencia Belize Club 2022-07-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Connects the World

During the RI Convention in Houston, a random encounter on the streets led to a wonderful evening with Walter > a Rotarian who originally was a refugee from Uganda and now coordinates Ukranian refugee efforts in California. Joining our DG Dwayne Hopkins in this stimulating / educational dinner, were Fair Oaks Ranch Rotarians Ron & Kathy Hubbard, plus Jackie Parsons, President of the Combat Human Trafficking Club.
Rotary Connects the World 2022-07-26 05:00:00Z 0


Park Beautification in Fair Oaks Ranch

Rotarians from Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne, recently gathered in the Boots Gaubutz Park to plant a tree and dedicate a plaque in memory of Penny Saywer, who had a long-time and wide impact in the Rotary clubs and communities of both cities.
Park Beautification in Fair Oaks Ranch 2022-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Food Pantry Champion

The Canyon Lake Rotary Club was recently recognized by the Community Recreation and Resource Center as a “Food Pantry Champion”!  This area Organization serves residents with needed food and warm clothing items and wanted to recognize Rotary’s many different ways it supports local community through its service efforts.
Food Pantry Champion 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

New Officers

The Canyon Lake Rotary Club recently installed its new slate of officers with the help of District Governor Dwayne Hopkins.
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San Angelo Sunrise Rat Race

The San Angelo Sunrise Rotary Club held a 5k run on April 30, 2022, the RAT RACE is held each year to benefit several local and one international charity.
San Angelo Sunrise Rat Race 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Per Capita Giving Tops $1,000

Imagine That! Three D5840 clubs top $1,000 per capita giving! Hats off to Fredericksburg, Fair Oaks and San Antonio Airport for their 2021-2022 contributions to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation. Rotary awards banners to the top three clubs and this is the first year any club exceeded $1,000; much less three clubs.
Foundation Per Capita Giving Tops $1,000 2022-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Shears Locks for Polio 2022-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Surprise Visitor at our Alamo Heights Rotary Club 2022-07-24 05:00:00Z 0


National Night Out at the San Antonio Zoo

National Night Out at the San Antonio Zoo was celebrated June 17, 2022. Kim Munoz represented the Airport Rotary Club. We participated in this event on behalf of our club to support our club DEI initiatives. Diversity, equity & inclusion in Rotary International.
National Night Out at the San Antonio Zoo 2022-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Help Needed For School Supplies for Refugee Children Event

San Antonio has over 3,000 Afghan recently arrived refugee families plus many refugees (defined as legally here and unable to return to their country of origin) from Asia and Africa (and a few from Ukraine).  A volunteer center is coordinating a backpacks filled with school supplies for refugee children event early August and needs supplies and volunteers, with a goal of 750 backpacks and volunteers signing up for 2-3 hours shifts online via Sign Up Genius.
Help Needed For School Supplies for Refugee Children Event 2022-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Three Honorable People at the Pearl Rotary Pride Month Social

The Honorable Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez, Michael Quintanilla, and David Cruz shared their stories of their childhood, coming-of-age, and professional successes/challenges of being perceived differently in sexuality, preference and the community. We invited them to be our featured speakers at a June Pride-themed social with the Rotary Club of San Antonio Pearl.
Three Honorable People at the Pearl Rotary Pride Month Social 2022-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
School Supplies are provided for Mexico and San Marcos from San Marcos Rotary 2022-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
World Food Day is Rotary's Focus in Hays County 2022-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg-Nimitz Charity Golf Tournament

Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary will be holding a golf tournament to raise money to replace the cross at Cross Mountain Park. The tournament will be held at Lady Bird Golf Course in Fredericksburg on October 10, 2022.
Fredericksburg-Nimitz Charity Golf Tournament 2022-07-16 05:00:00Z 0


Generators for Mision de Candelila

Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary present Mision de Candelila with two generators to help with their work in Piedras Negras. Pictured are club president Cindy Turner, Kelly Graham of Mision de Candelila, Ralph Bowen (Nimitz Rotary), Kenny Johnson of Mision de Candelia and Judy Hutcherson, Fredericksburg Noon Club Rotarian and board member of Mision de Candelila.
Generators for Mision de Candelila 2022-07-16 05:00:00Z 0


Backpack Drive for Needs Council

The club held its annual backpack and school supply drive at Western Edge Cocktails and Kitchen. We received $900 in monetary donations, 90 backpacks and the club purchased an additional 30 backpacks to provide to the Hill Country Needs Council. Pictured are acting club president Ralph Bowen and Cindy Heifner of the Needs Council.
Backpack Drive for Needs Council 2022-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Boerne Installs Leadership and Celebrates 2021-2022 Accomplishments 2022-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Texas and Mexico Rotary Clubs Complete Joint Environmental Project 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
San Saba Rotary Assists with Mission San Saba 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Donation for Junior Deputy Academy in Beeville 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Toast the Four Way Test ... With a Four Way Test Cocktail

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During the month of July,  the Hotel Estancia (Estancia del Norte San Antonio, 37 NE Loop 410 At, McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216) is featuring this drink created especially for Rotary.  50% of the proceeds come back to the San Antonio Rotary Club for their charitable works. Visit the Paseo Bar have a cocktail and support Rotary! 
Toast the Four Way Test ... With a Four Way Test Cocktail 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

DG Dwayne Hopkins July Message

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Welcome to a whole new year!!!
 
I am so honored to serve as your District Governor for this year.  Thanks to Kristy, her staff of volunteers and especially YOU, we have emerged from the pandemic in great shape and are getting ourselves ready for great things to come.
DG Dwayne Hopkins July Message 2022-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year Check List 2022-07-06 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch Hosts Blood Drive for Uvalde Victims 

The mobile Blood Drive, recently hosted by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch in conjunction with Cibolo Creek Community Church, had a very successful day thanks to a giving community. The tragedy in Uvalde has seriously depleted the blood supply in South Texas, and this local effort was able to replenish that stock with 29 units of donated blood. @District5840 #D5840Service Strong
Fair Oaks Ranch Hosts Blood Drive for Uvalde Victims 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
DG Vandenberg Presents PHF Awards in San Marcos 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco County Sponsors Blood Drive for Uvalde Victims

The Rotary Club of Blanco County sponsored a blood drive to assist victims of the Uvalde tragedy on June 14. Rotarian, Pat Clewell, was at the door to register the donors. The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center was very pleased to collect 19 units of blood as well as having two plasma donors.
Blanco County Sponsors Blood Drive for Uvalde Victims 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Blanco Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Local Seniors

                                                                 
The Rotary Club of Blanco County recently awarded six $1000 scholarships to deserving LBJ and Blanco High School seniors. Each student was recommended by a teacher(s) and submitted a Rotary scholarship application to the Club. Each applicant was evaluated on their academic record, extra-curricular and community activities, and their career and life goals.
Blanco Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Local Seniors 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Alamo Heights Summer Donations 2022-06-21 05:00:00Z 0

Beeville Clean-Up Service Project

It was hot, even at 7 AM on Saturday, June 18th, when several members of the Beeville Rotary Club participated in the 2nd annual clean-up.  The clean-up is a partnership with the city of Beeville and the Rotary Club to promote a healthy and attractive community.
Beeville Clean-Up Service Project 2022-06-20 05:00:00Z 0

Flag Day Remembrance

 
Every year on June 14th the Rotary Club of Boerne (Noontime) raises funds by putting up flags in front of participating businesses in downtown Boerne. We do this to celebrate Flag Day on June 14 as well as on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and other patriotic holidays. But who really knows much about Flag Day?
Flag Day Remembrance 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Hosts 20 Fellowship Events 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Charity Golf Tournament

Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary Club will be having a golf tournament on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Lady Bird Golf Course in Fredericksburg. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards replacement of the historical cross at Cross Mountain Park.
Charity Golf Tournament 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

We Welcome Castroville to our Club!

The Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis had the privilege of inducting Mayor Darrin Schroeder and Scott Dixon, City Manager of Castroville, bringing the count to 10 new members for our 2021-22 year!
We Welcome Castroville to our Club! 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0


Scholarship Award

Jimmy Culp of the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary presents a check from the Randy Stapp Memorial Scholarship Fund to Wesley Spaeth from Harper High School.
Scholarship Award 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Fundraiser for Veterans 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's June Message

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Hello District 5840,
 
I am writing this message from Houston, the site of the 2022 Rotary International Convention.  How appropriate it is that June's theme is Fellowship.  I have just spent 6 days with Rotarians from throughout the world united in fellowship.  These members are diverse, smart, of varying ages and backgrounds and have shown compassion for others and passion for Rotary.  All have displayed a united theme and it is "Serve to Change Lives."  
DG Kristy Vandenberg's June Message 2022-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
Awarding CHANGE in Elementary Students 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Stone Oak Rotary "FLAG" Bike Presentation

For the past nine (9) years, Stone Oak Rotary (SORC) has been privileged to have the opportunity to support and encourage a new group of students each year. Our goal is to improve the wellness of the students, as well as boost school attendance, which will enable the faculty and staff to provide the educational support and guidance to hopefully a larger population and enhance the Rotary focus on Literacy. 

Stone Oak Rotary "FLAG" Bike Presentation 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Oak Hills Volunteers at Haven For Hope

Oak Hills Rotarians volunteered on May 14th for the San Antonio Food Bank on site at the Haven for Hope community kitchen.  Prepped 1,000 sandwiches and served cheese enchilada plates to 302 guests of Haven For Hope.
Oak Hills Volunteers at Haven For Hope 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Uvalde Community Relief Fund

The horror of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in the community of Uvalde has been felt around the world, and Rotarians everywhere have reached out to the Rotary Club of Uvalde and District 5840 asking where they can send donations which will go towards healing.
 
In response, and in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Uvalde, our Rotary District 5840 has set-up a Uvalde Community Relief Fund within our 501c3 foundation. The purpose of this fund will be to assist and comfort, where possible, those who are grieving and who are most affected by the shooting as well as to aid in the restoration of the shattered world view of  the children, families, educators, and first responders of Uvalde.
 
 
Uvalde Community Relief Fund 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

Youth Lessons

Utilizing the First Tee's certified curriculum, David Murrah (PGA), and other members of Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary, meet weekly with at-risk youth in the Boerne area to impart golf and life skills designed to equip and inspire them towards a brighter future.
Youth Lessons 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

Situation in Uvalde Texas: Immediate Need in our D5840 District is BLOOD Donations

Tragedy has struck Uvalde, Texas on the eve of Uvalde Rotary Club's 100th year celebration!  This has happened in OUR District 5840.  Let us, as Rotarians, do what we DO best!
 
We still are left in the dark regarding most of the goings on in that small town, but, need to keep Uvalde Rotary members, their families, the Uvalde Community, Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel, and sadly, the family of the perpetrator in ongoing prayers.  We will keep all of you notified of anything that we learn.
 
IMMEDIATE NEED:  BLOOD donations.  The Regional Blood Bank was already depleted.  Desperate need for BLOOD Donors.  If all Rotarians in our District, who are able, can immediately go DONATE BLOOD this would be a blessing.
 
Long Term:  We need to look at ways to support Uvalde children and Uvalde Rotary with cooperative grants, programs and projects.
 
There will be a community prayer vigil tonight (5/25/22) at the Fairplex Event Center at 7:00pm.  Further information will be sent out as we learn more.
Situation in Uvalde Texas: Immediate Need in our D5840 District is BLOOD Donations 2022-05-25 05:00:00Z 0


17th Annual Fredericksburg Car Fest

Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club is hosting the 17th Annual Car Fest on Saturday June 4th, 2022 from 8am-4pm at Marktplatz on Hwy 16 and Main St in Fredericksburg, TX. Free Public admission. You can visit the website at www.fredericksburgcarfest.com for more information.
17th Annual Fredericksburg Car Fest 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
San Saba Rotary Club Holds its 40th Annual Student Honor Banquet 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County Rotary Club’s Annual Golf Tournament a Big Success!  2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Hosts Scramble For Scholarships

Scramble 4 Scholarships, sponsored by the Rotary Club of San Marcos, raised more than $10,000 for scholarships on Friday, May 20. The golf fundraiser was held at Quicksand Golf Course in Woodcreek. 
San Marcos Hosts Scramble For Scholarships 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

Book Buddies Book Sort

 
Members of the Airport Rotary club met at the San Antonio Independent School District's "Book Buddies World Headquarters" in Port San Antonio to help sort donated books.
Book Buddies Book Sort 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0


Packing Snacks for Snak Pak $ Kids

On April 27, Joseph, Sergio, Tom, and Kim of the Airport Rotary Club along with three guests from Credit Human joined many other volunteers at the Daily Bread Ministries warehouse to help Snack Pak 4 Kids San Antonio pack food packages for students at San Antonio elementary schools. For more information about Snack Pack 4 Kids, please go to https://snackpak4kidssa.org/about/
Packing Snacks for Snak Pak $ Kids 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
SA South Presents Scholarships and Lifetime Awards 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Provides Snacks for STAAR Testing Educators 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Scholarship Tournament 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Providence Catholic School Interact Club Meeting 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
EarlyAct at Travis Elementary Celebrates Character Awards 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Boerne (Noon)Awards College Scholarships 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute (May 14, 2022) 2022-05-16 05:00:00Z 0
San Saba Rotary Club holds 40th annual Student Honor Banquet 2022-05-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Leader & AG Installation Lunch

Help kick-off the new Rotary year on June 15, 2022 at 12PM at the District Leader & AG Installation Luncheon at the Matamores Restaurante, 12844 IH-10, SA TX, 78249. Tickets are $28 and includes a fajita lunch with a beverage. Seating is limited! Register here.
District Leader & AG Installation Lunch 2022-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Alamo Heights Night 2022, our 34th Fiesta Event 2022-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's May Message

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!  May's theme is Youth Service Month and for many of you, your Youth Projects are coming to an end as the kids prepare for graduation and look forward to summer vacation!  It is an exciting time!  I spoke with a class of 2nd Graders and 3rd Graders yesterday about Water Safety and staying safe around the water!  We read together information from the Josh the Otter program which has been endorsed by Rotary International.  It was a great time, with excellent readers and singers in Harper ISD.  
 
Rotary Youth Exchange is back for the 2022-2022 year!  How exciting to send our youth abroad and at the same time host high school students from other countries to get a taste of South Central Texas Rotary Clubs.  I know that all the clubs participating and their host families and outbound students will have great stories to share.  What better way is there to promote Peace than to experience another country's culture through the eyes of a student?  Kudos to our Youth Exchange Committee for all their hard work interviewing and training both outbound & inbound students as well as host families.  They are all truly silent Heroes to all the kids who participate as without them, this program would not happen!!
DG Kristy Vandenberg's May Message 2022-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention - Virtual Option 2022-05-06 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg's First Craft Festival

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A fabulous new festival for Fredericksburg! Rotary’s June event will showcase local hospitality, Texas craft beers.

Mark your calendars and get ready to wet your whistle on June 10-11 for the first Fredericksburg Craft Beer Festival. This event is sure to become another of this town’s incredible attractions for fans of the suds.

Fredericksburg’s history with beer goes way back, with a brewery being established way back in the early days of the Nimitz Hotel. Others remember sidling up to the bar at the old White Elephant Saloon and ordering beers.

Fredericksburg's First Craft Festival 2022-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
Young Women's Leadership Academy Interact Club Inauguration 2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
12th Free Veterans Appreciation Breakfast 2022-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Stone Oak Rotary Fundraiser

The Stone Oak Rotary Club will be having a virtual popcorn fundraiser in May.  Stay tuned for more details.  We will put it on the calendar as soon as we have a date.
Stone Oak Rotary Fundraiser 2022-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

First Responders Luncheon

We are so pleased to be able to continue recognizing our wonderful area 1st responders and awarding these agencies with funding for continued education and training.
First Responders Luncheon 2022-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Wimberley's Dinner in the Dark 2022-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco Club to Host Memorial Golf Tournament and Silent Auction  2022-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary South Cleans Up 2022-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

Child Abuse Awareness

To commemorate April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Fair Oaks Ranch club members "adopted" cardboard kids then dressed and decorated them.
Child Abuse Awareness 2022-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Seguin $20,000 Rotary Raffle Night 2022-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Eggs by the Thousands 2022-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Sponsors Scramble 4 Scholarships 2022-04-18 05:00:00Z 0


San Marcos Rotary & Rotaract Share Fellowship

The Rotary Club of San Marcos and Texas State University Rotaract Club gathered together at Putt Pub in San Marcos for fellowship on April 6. The Rotaract Club was revived this year and its membership is going. Rotaract sponsored another event at Putt Pub on April 22 to raise funds and expand student awareness of the organization.
San Marcos Rotary & Rotaract Share Fellowship 2022-04-18 05:00:00Z 0

New Club Chartered!

District 5840 and the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch would like to announce our district's newest and greatest club. The Rotary Club of District 5840 to Combat Human Trafficking was chartered by RI on April 5th, 2022. This is our district’s first cause based club. 
 
These club members are ‘on fire’ to combat human trafficking in all aspects of society. They know the issues and are prepared to share all their knowledge and strategies with other Rotary clubs. A charter party is in the works. 
 
Congratulations to this awesome Rotary club. Can’t wait to see what these members accomplish. 
New Club Chartered! 2022-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
St. Patricks Day Western Dance At Grasp 2022-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
3rd Graders Learn About the 4-Way Test! 2022-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
Interact at Rotary Day SA 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's April Message

April's theme is Maternal & Child Health!  I know that many of you are already involved with organizations in your communities providing programs and services in this area.  When I look at the theme each month, I think about all the programs and services offered by our clubs that make us so relevant today.
 
DG Kristy Vandenberg's April Message 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute - May 14th 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
I Am Rotary - Video 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

Grants Management Training - April 14 

Our first Grants Management Training Seminar is on Thursday, April 14 at 6:30PM on Zoom. Each Rotary Club in the District needs to attend one of the three trainings (check the District Calendar).  Each club needs 2 Rotarians per club to be trained to be eligible for District Grants for the 2022-2023 year. Cost is $0 but you must register to receive the Zoom Link.
Grants Management Training - April 14 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

Register for Club Leader Training - April 30th

Come join us on Saturday, April 30 for Club Leader Training at the Winston School, 8565 Ewing Halsell Dr., San Antonio from 9AM-2PM. Cost is $30. Click to register.
 
Who Should Attend: Presidents-Elect, President-Nominee, Club Officers, Committee Chairs and anyone else who wishes to enhance their Rotary knowledgebase. All are Welcome!
Register for Club Leader Training - April 30th 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
eClub of San Antonio Literacy Project 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Oak Hills Receives Sister Club Certificate 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0


Oak Hills Volunteers at the SA Food Bank

Oak Hills Rotary volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank on Saturday, March 26th. Rotarians included President Rick Rhodes, Ken Donoughue, Kris Richter, Bruce Richter, Derek Matthys, Rae Saldana and Rick Tarbell. We served 112 families in 4 hours.
Oak Hills Volunteers at the SA Food Bank 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Orientation 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

Fredericksburg Rotary - Tanzania Project Update

The Frerdericksburg Rotary sanitation project in Katoma is going very well. It started in mid-January, and 2 of the 7 school's facilities are almost finished. As you may recall, the total project budget is approximately $104,000. One disbursement of $26,000 was sent in January to get the project started. 
Fredericksburg Rotary - Tanzania Project Update 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco County's Joe Garcia Memorial Golf Tournament May 9 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Dripping Springs Rotary is Growing & Making Strides 2022-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Rebuild Playground
 

The Boerne Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Interact Club of the Winston School throw an annual party at Christmas for more than 90 children in the Shady Rest Mobile Home Park in Boerne.
Rotarians Rebuild Playground  2022-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Boerne Rotary Partners with BISD School and Knights to Encourage Character 2022-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs Working Together to Support Vulnerable Populations 2022-03-21 05:00:00Z 0

Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Celebrates 10 Yr Anniversary

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg was an honored guest as the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch recently celebrated it 10th anniversary during its weekly meeting.  Past District Governor Lisa Herring was invited back to be the guest speaker in a fitting tribute to her keynote address at the club’s Charter Ceremony 10 years ago.  Eleven of the original charter members were recognized and honored at the meeting along with a video presentation of the club’s 10 year. history
Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Celebrates 10 Yr Anniversary 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Helps San Marcos School Fuel

School Fuel is a nonprofit in San Marcos that provides 1,000 needy k-8 students with food on weekends and over holidays, when in-school meals are not available. San Marcos Rotary was a $1,500 sponsor of the School Fuel 5k Run, and Rotarians paid to run/walk as well. In addition, Rotary had a table at the event to create awareness of the club.
 
Rotary Helps San Marcos School Fuel 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Breakfast of Champions

Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club does a lot of service projects around youth and literacy, so when recently asked for volunteers to flip pancakes one Monday morning for the teachers and staff of Fredericksburg Elementary School, they were glad to send members to create heart-shaped pancakes on a cold February morning.
Breakfast of Champions 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Donation to Hill Country Community

Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary President Cindy Turner presented a check for $5,000 to Denise Rizzo with the Hill Country Community Needs Council to continue with all the good work they do for the Gillespie County community.    
Donation to Hill Country Community 2022-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Ukraine Response Update - March 23

Posted by ARRC PDG Jerry Hardy
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Visit https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-responds-ukraine-crisis and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.

In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary Districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.

Ukraine Response Update - March 23 ARRC PDG Jerry Hardy 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0

Take a Featured Course in the Learning Center

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Discover these courses in the Learning Center this month:
Our District 5840 Rotarians have enrolled in 2,871 online courses in The Learning Center offerings available on the Rotary International website. Find all of our Learning Center courses in the updated course catalog.
Take a Featured Course in the Learning Center 2022-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's March Message

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Our March Rotary Theme is Water & Sanitation.  There are many Global Grants that address this critical issue all over the world and right here at home.  As Rotarians know, these grants can be completed in any country of the world, as long as there are at least two Rotary Clubs willing to donate funds, which can then be matched through their District and Rotary International upon approval.  District 5840 has been a partner in several of these types of grants.  If your club is interested in getting involved with a Global Grant which is focused on water and sanitation, check out www.myrotary.org to find an international partner who wants to help make the dream of safe water a reality.  There are also Rotary Action Groups you can support.  These are listed on www.MyRotary.org too!
District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's March Message 2022-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Blanco County Supports BHS Powerlifters

The Rotary Club of Blanco County recently presented the Blanco High School Powerlifting Team a check for $1000 for purchase of needed safety equipment such as back braces, or weightlifting belts, bench shirts, wrist wraps, etc. - all necessary powerlifting equipment.  
Blanco County Supports BHS Powerlifters 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine

Posted by Regional Foundation Coordinator Rich Kaye
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Several of you have asked about what Rotary is doing in support of the humanitarian crises brewing in Eastern Europe.  Here’s what’s been released so far:
  • Rotary is in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
     
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies. 
Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine Regional Foundation Coordinator Rich Kaye 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rockstar Challenge - Level 5 

An important goal to a Club is to achieve geting media attention for their upcoming fundraiser/service project. The first step is to create a press release. Once developed, it is your "bible" for the language that is used for your website, social media and flyers. 
 
Rotary Rockstar Challenge - Level 5 is about how to create a Press Release.
Rotary Rockstar Challenge - Level 5 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0


Rotary of Boerne Supports Community

The Rotary Club of Boerne, meeting at noon on Fridays, has supported the Boerne community through service projects and grants before and throughout the COVID era.. The Club proudly supports important projects and initiatives like the Boerne Strong Program, BISD student scholarships, local food and health nonprofits, and many more.
Rotary of Boerne Supports Community 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary SA South Golf Tournament 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine

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It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there.  Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world. 
Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Mission Trail Participates in Basura Bash

Since 1995, San Antonio community members gather every February to participate in a one-day, all volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watersheds. The event known as Basura Bash brings awareness to the hazards trash can cause in our community when it is not disposed of properly.
Mission Trail Participates in Basura Bash 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary SA South and Habitat for Humanity 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Club Runner Mobile App

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Free to download and use, this app will let you access the key information you need while on the go. Password protected just like your website, the Club Runner Mobile app allows you to view your member directory, contact member and executives, read the latest articles posted to your website, learn more about upcoming speakers, view meeting details and track attendance statistics, right from your smart phone or tablet.
Club Runner Mobile App 2022-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone End Human Trafficking Meeting Feb 17 2022-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Jourdanton Rotary Club Golf Classic 2022-02-24 06:00:00Z 0


Oak Hills Participates in Basura Bash

Oak Hills Rotary Club gathered at OP Schnabel Park to participate in the 27th Annual Basura Bash on February 19th. This volunteer event is the largest single-day waterway clean up in Texas!
Oak Hills Participates in Basura Bash 2022-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
Winston Interact at Basura Bash 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Blessings in a Backpack 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0


New Paul Harris Fellow

Denise Surratt is congratulated as our newest Paul Harris Fellow by club Foundation Chair Tom McKeown (left) and President Greg Maxton.
New Paul Harris Fellow 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Helping Fill Beneficial Boxes 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels presents the 2022 Hill Country Craft Beer Festival 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Prints Banners for VFW Clubs 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteers Needed - Rotary Day SA 2022

Rotarians from across the district will be joining forces to clean up Brackenridge Park on March 26 in time for the spring.  Duties will include trash removal, painting park benches and mulching.  Rotarians are asked to wear their Rotary gear, appropriate shoes and bring gloves. Click here to register online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJDQ23L
 
Everyone (over the age of 10) is welcome to join us! Contact the Rotary office at director@rotarysa.org or 210-222-8242, x12 with any questions.
Volunteers Needed - Rotary Day SA 2022 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Supports School Fuel Program 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Sponsors Tree Planting in the Park

The Rotary Club of San Marcos placed one of two Rotary mini libraries in the Victory Garden Park in San Marcos. At a dedication of the little library, club members noticed that the park lacked shade trees and ornamentals. It has a huge playscape but little else. The club purchased six shade trees and four ornamental trees to improve the park aesthetics and environment.
San Marcos Sponsors Tree Planting in the Park 2022-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

District Raffle Tickets Are Now Available!!!
 

We’re excited to announce that the Rotary District 5840 – Annual Share Fund raffle tickets are now available! If you’re familiar with this amazing raffle, then you know how much our annual go-to fundraiser is to The Rotary Foundation’s mission. The money raised during this time comes back to our District and funds our District Grants (important, right?!).
District Raffle Tickets Are Now Available!!!  2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention

In response to questions and concerns raised by members worldwide, we are pleased to announce that the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, USA. We are excited to offer a special registration rate of US$495 through 28 February. 
Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's February Message

 
Here's a toast to Peace & Conflict Resolution Month!  This is one of our seven Areas of Service!  What can all District 5840 Clubs do?
  • Partner with adjacent Clubs on bigger and better Service Projects!
  • Promote all clubs with regional news media.
  • Look for ways to get your club involved with an International Service Project.
  • Support the Rotary Youth Exchange program by sponsoring an outbound student or hosting an inbound student!
  • Work with clubs in other Districts close to #5840 on Service Projects,
  • Participate in a Global Grant!  You can be a partner in a grant that already has an idea that will make a lasting impact, but needs additional funding from other Rotary Clubs!  Check out the list of Global Grants requesting financial support on myrotary.org.
District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's February Message 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
International Clean Water Project 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking Education

The Satellite Club to Combat Human Trafficking has taken on the huge task of educating all clubs in the District on what they can do towards eradicating this horrible crime to humanity.
Human Trafficking Education 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Oak Hills Rotary at Earn-A-Bike 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Art Education Continues

The Blanco County Rotary members Jack Twilley, Leta Garcia (artist), Jan Gass, Jayne Lightfoot, and Betsy Scheffe (artist), and the teacher, Ms Rosalind Ellis who started the “ART for our Students” met to discuss second semester projects and schedules.
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Bottle Caps to Mexico

Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club representatives Greg and Carmen Buschman, spent their holiday season transporting thousands of plastic bottle caps to a charity in Juarez Mexico which recyles them to earn money for the families of children in the hospital.
Bottle Caps to Mexico 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Youth Putting Green

The Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Home in Boerne, now has a putting green for their residents thanks to the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch with some assistance from a District grant.
Youth Putting Green 2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed 2022-01-23 06:00:00Z 0


Paul Harris Award

Congratulations to Deb Bowen from the Fredericksburg-Nimitz Rotary Club who received her Paul Harris Plus Ruby Award! Deb is a dedicated Rotarian who exemplifies Service Above Self.
Paul Harris Award 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0
Golf for Polio Plus! 2022-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville Wears Blue

Did you know that Rotary is getting involved in the #fighthumantrafficking awareness initiative and putting the power and resources of 35K clubs and 1.2 million members behind this effort?
Kerrville Wears Blue 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training Seminar 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

San Marcos Raises Funds With Football Playoff Raffle

San Marcos sponsored a raffle for the football playoff between Georgia and Alabama on January 10. There was a watch party for the game at Grill 54 in San Marcos. Ben Duncan organized the fundraiser.  The event raised about $1,500.
San Marcos Raises Funds With Football Playoff Raffle 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Celebrates 100th Anniversary 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

2021 RIDE TO END POLIO--THE RESULTS

The Indoor Ride to End Polio included 25 teams with approximately 250 participants. The highest Indoor Ride fundraiser award goes to Calgary West, where 34 clubs helped raise more than $91,000. Second place went to Stoughton, WI who raised more than $27,000. In total, the Indoor Ride, including all sites, raised a record $505,642 (all figures quoted with the Gates Match).
2021 RIDE TO END POLIO--THE RESULTS 2022-01-17 06:00:00Z 0

Kerrville's Main Event Fundraiser

Happy New Year! I hope 2022 holds great promise for us all! One way that we can ensure that we are able to serve our community and bring a little joy and promise, is to have a successful Main Event and raffle.
Kerrville's Main Event Fundraiser 2022-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Randolph Metrocom Holds Pints For Polio Event  2022-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
SA South Provides Scholarships for Vocational School 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's January Message

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  The District has grown by a net of 14 members, as of 12/31/21, after many clubs purged their membership prior to January 1st.  This is a shout-out to the clubs with positive growth:  Ballinger, Blanco, Boerne Noon, Brady, Canyon Lake, Del Rio, Fair Oaks, Fbg Morning, Fbg Nimitz, Fbg Noon, Hondo D'Hanis, New Braunfels Downtown, Poteet, Rancolph Metrocom, San Antonio Airport, San Antonio Alamo Ranch, San Antonio Mission Trail, San Antonio, Northeast, San Antonio Oak Hills, San Marcos & San Saba. 
DG Kristy Vandenberg's January Message 2022-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
January Is Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2022-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
Annual Breakfast With Santa 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

New Paul Harris Society Member

Tom McKeown, Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club Foundation Chair, proudly presents the club's newest members of the Paul Harris Society > Clifton and Marie Lewis.
New Paul Harris Society Member 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Women’s Club Assist with Blanco Elementary School Art 2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
SA South Brought Santa to Pre-K for SA Campus 2021-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
18th Annual Sparkle of the Season Awards   2021-12-22 06:00:00Z 0

Jean Drive For the Homeless

San Antonio Rotary is holding a jeans drive for the homeless served by Corazon Ministries at Travis Park Churh. It runs through Jan 21 and jeans can be dropped at the following locations:
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Kingdom for Kids at CASA

On November 19th and 20th over 300 Volunteers from the Rotary Club of San Antonio joined to add the following new amenities to the Kingsom fo Kids at CASA  …a beautiful reading theater, 2 new playgrounds, a soccer field, a new basketball court, beautiful murals now adding color and message and a gazebo garden. 
Kingdom for Kids at CASA 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

Share the Joy!

The Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis was busy shopping & wrapping toys, purchasing Christmas trees and preparing food baskets for 27 families in our Communities.
Share the Joy! 2021-12-21 06:00:00Z 0

How To Help Victims in Western Kentucky

You can help victims in Western Kentucky through donations to the Rotary District 671 Foundation Relief Fund or if you want to drop off supplies, contact Kaytlin Flowers at 270-287-2214.
How To Help Victims in Western Kentucky 2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0

UGRA Recognizes the Rotary Club of Kerrville

The Rotary Club of Kerrville was recognized this morning for their efforts in the UGRA River Clean Up effort and received a $25 gift card for finding one of the "Most Unusual" items while picking up trash along the Guadalupe River in Louise Hays Park.
UGRA Recognizes the Rotary Club of Kerrville 2021-12-17 06:00:00Z 0
Wimberly Rotary Supports The Community 2021-12-16 06:00:00Z 0

Piedras Negras Trip

The Fredericksburg-Nimitz club purchased toys for the children of Piedras Negras and made the annual trip down there for distribution of the toys along with a medical wellness check for the children.
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Paul Harris Awards

At the Fredericksburg-Nimitz club's annual Christmas Party, several people were surprised by Ralph Bowen when he offered some of his many points to bridge other members so they could receive their Paul Harris awards. 
Paul Harris Awards 2021-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
Dellview Elementary Math and Science Night 2021-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
Breakfast with Santa! 2021-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos 100th Anniversary Banquet 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Christmas Mixer! 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
Toy Round-UP for Brown Santa! 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Raises $8,000 for Polio Plus 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Inducts 5 New Members 2021-12-14 06:00:00Z 0

Donor Advised Fund Reaches Major Milestones

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In the first half of this Rotary Year, the Donor Advised Fund (DAF) has authorized $11,800.76 in matching grants. That means, as a minimum, during this Rotary Year, the DAF has helped facilitate $23,601.52 in humanitarian projects, to better our world through Rotary.
Donor Advised Fund Reaches Major Milestones Dick Baggett 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
San Saba/Brady World's Greatest Meal 2021-12-10 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's December Message

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December is Disease Prevention & Treatment Month.  What a great time our clubs had in October coming together to raise funds for Polio Plus.  Polio Eradication continues to be one of our main goals as an organization.  Kudos to all the clubs that held a Polio fundraising event and/or helped to share information about this disease.
 
Of course, COVID 19 is still out there, with new variants probable.  Rotary supports the COVID 19 vaccine while still honoring an individual's right to choose.  We are working with organizations across the world to help get the vaccine to all individuals in all countries.  We have mourned the loss of friends and family to this disease, but continue to work together as Rotarians committed to Disease Prevention & Treatment.
District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's December Message 2021-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Community Service

Fair Oaks Ranch Rotarians joined a variety of other local service organizations to cook, pack, and deliver several hundred Thanksgiving meals to families throughout Kendall County.
Thanksgiving Community Service 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Halloween Service Day

The Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch joined a variety of District 5840 clubs to make the day a little brighter for the families who enjoyed the Halloween festivities at Morgan's Wonderland - San Antonio's famous fun park catering to disabled children.
Halloween Service Day 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Bountiful Blessings in Hondo-D'Hanis! 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Join Us in Houston at the Rotary International Convention! 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
SA South Become Axe-perts 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Braunfels Triumphantly Returns to Wurstfest 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
SA South Day of Giving 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Alamo Heights Rotary Volunteers Help Build Beds for "Bedless" Kids 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Become A People Of Action Club!

You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action - telling and showing the public how you make a positive difference in your community.
Become A People Of Action Club! 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
San Antonio West Spreads Holiday Cheer 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Toy Round-UP! 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0


Honoring a Alamo Area Council - BSA Female Eagle Scout

Pete Siegel, Past President of the Airport Rotary Club and District 5840 International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians (IFSR) Coordinator, presented a IFSR Eagle Scout Recognition Certificate on November 16, 2021, to Eagle Scout R. Garcia, Troop 3982, San Antonio. 
Honoring a Alamo Area Council - BSA Female Eagle Scout 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Blanco County Supports Elementary School Art

Blanco Rotarian and Artist, Leta Garcia and local Artist Betsy Scheffe, along with Jayne Lightfoot and Jan Gass, are volunteering at the Blanco Elementary School as Artists and helpers to introduce and teach kindergartners through second graders art.
Blanco County Supports Elementary School Art 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
Free Veterans Breakfast 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0


Saluting our Veterans!

 
State Representative Andy Murr, Gloria Wilson, Bobby Martinez, and Fred Bowers visited the Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis on Veterans Day to help celebrate the day. Current Rotarians, who are also Veterans include: Mayor Jim Danner, Russ Renaud, Paul Guinn, Brian Kanke and Fred Bowers.
 
Saluting our Veterans! 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
City Proclamation Honors San Marcos' 100th Anniversary 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Installs First Mini Library 2021-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
San Antonio Rotary Ice Rink is Back! 2021-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

Blood Drive 

The Rotary Club of Kerrville blood drive is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crenwelge Motors.
Blood Drive 2021-11-11 06:00:00Z 0

Steve Darling Selected DG 2024-25

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg and the District 5840 Nominating Committee are pleased to announce the selection of Steve Darling of the Rotary Club of San Antonio as the District Governor for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2024. Congratulations Steve!
Steve Darling Selected DG 2024-25 2021-11-03 05:00:00Z 0

Wimberley Rotary Packs Meals For The Hungry

On Saturday, October 16, several members and supporters from the Rotary Club of Wimberley joined with the San Marcos Rotary Club to pack 15,000 meals to be shipped to Africa’s hungry.
Wimberley Rotary Packs Meals For The Hungry 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Kristy Vandenberg's November Message

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There are amazing Rotary Clubs and Members in District 5840!  November is a great time to celebrate all the good works supported by the Rotary Foundation!  I have often been asked "Why do you personally give to the Rotary Foundation?"  The answer for me is very simple.
 
I believe that Rotarians across the world are making a great difference by responding daily to the needs of their communities.  Needs like clean water, food security hygiene facilities, schools, clinics, small business development and many more.  I know that my donations to the Foundation are making dreams come true for millions of people!  When natural disasters strike, I know that Rotary Clubs in that area are responding with basic needs and long term solutions.  My donations are helping with emergency needs like food, housing and medical care, along with rebuilding communities.
DG Kristy Vandenberg's November Message 2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Survivor Visits San Antonio West

Donating to Polio Plus is Bill Mann, who as a child survived polio in an iron lung.  Bill said he had the live or die variety and within a month was back to normal.  Now he is coping with post-polio syndrome and shared with San Antonio West Rotarian's Marcia Tinsley and John Sullivan his appreciation for their fundraising efforts and what Rotarians around the world are doing to eradicate polio.
Polio Survivor Visits San Antonio West 2021-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Night Sky

On October 26, the Rotary Club of Canyon Lake and the Comal County Friends of the Night Sky presented a Sky Friendly Certificate to the Tye Preston Memorial Library in Canyon Lake for their building and grounds.
Rotary Night Sky 2021-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Blanco Pints for Polio Raises Funds for End Polio Now 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Building Better Lives

 
On October 16, 2021 Alamo Ranch members volunteered their time to help build homes in one of Habitat for Humanity's newest communities. Rancho Carlota is located in San Antonio's Southwest side just east of Von Ormy and consists of about 90 acres with hopes of having about 250 homes once it's complete. Way to go team, thank you for your service to this amazing organization!
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Mission Trail Rotary Supports Local Non-Profits with Annual Charity Bike Tour 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Dripping Springs Rotary Helps Build a Home for a Family in Need 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
2021 Veterans Day Tribute 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Hair Raisin Fundraiser in San Marcos 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary South Provides Teachers Wishlist 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Ballinger Rotary Club Gun and Knife Show

The Rotary Club of Ballinger will be hosting its ninth annual Gun, Knife and hunting show. This will take place at the Ballinger Community Center on November 12-13th.
Ballinger Rotary Club Gun and Knife Show 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio at Dominion Membership Drive Party 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Honorary Membership Recipient

The FBG Nimitz Rotary club made Billy and Susan Johnson, owners of Texas Heritage Vineyards, Honorary club members and presented them with a plaque in appreciation for all they do for the club.
Honorary Membership Recipient 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio at Dominion Membership Donation to Local Food Bank 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Piedras Negras Trip

Club members Cindy Turner (President), Carleton Turner and Christina Gonzalez traveled to Piedras Negras recently to donate a washing machine to Asilo de Ancianos San Vincente de Paul, a local group home for elderly and infirmed adults.
Piedras Negras Trip 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

New Braunfels Rotary Clubs Raise Funds to Fight Polio

On the evening of Thursday, October 21st, The Rotary Club of New Braunfels and The Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels held their first ever joint Pints for Polio event at Guadalupe Brewing Company. Despite only having just over a week to plan and market the event, it drew 60 to 70 attendees and raised just over $1,300.00.
New Braunfels Rotary Clubs Raise Funds to Fight Polio 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Building LEADERS Starts Early!

On Friday, October 1, members of San Antonio Northwest Rotary Club provided special recognition for 12 developing young leaders at Dellview Elementary School (NEISD).
Building LEADERS Starts Early! 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

National Nite Out

Jourdanton Rotary Club participated in our local National Nite Out on October 5th. President Michele Higginbotham had a friendly competition with, fellow member Joyce Steinle’s sister, Barbara Peeler who was representing Jourdanton Education Foundation.
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San Antonio at Dominion Donation to UW's Leadership Program 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
San Antonio at Dominion Kicks off new Early Act Year 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0


A Family Affair

Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary Club President Greg Maxton, had the unique honor recently of inducting his father into his own Rotary club.
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Kerrville Welcomes Fair Oaks Ranch

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg congratulates Fair Oaks Ranch Rotary members Ron & Kathy Hubbard for winning the Wine Wagon Grand Prize while attending the Kerrville Rotary Club Pints for Polio.
Kerrville Welcomes Fair Oaks Ranch 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0


Vino and Bingo for a Cause

On Thursday, November 11th the Fredericksburg Nimitz Rotary will team with Texas Heritage Vineyards for their quarterly Vino and Bingo for a Cause Fundraiser.
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Rise Against Hunger a Success in San Marcos 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Training Talk - 5 Tips for Effective Virtual Presentations 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Walk to Raise Awareness about Human Trafficking 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
San Marcos Builds Rotary Mini Libraries 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Seguin’s Oldest and Most Haunted Hotel 2021-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Together, Let's End Polio! 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
RI President Shekhar Mehta asks clubs to support World Polio Day 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Kristy Vandenberg's October Message

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

You Make A Difference!

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

Service Above Self Award

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

Oktoberfest Kraut Run

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

Walk of Fun

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

Rotarians In Action

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

Fair Oaks Ranch Fundraiser

The beautiful Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club will be the setting for this year's annual fund raiser golf tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch on Monday, Oct 4, 2021.  
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34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN)

The Alamo Heights Rotary Club will present its 34th Annual Alamo Heights Night® (AHN) on April 1st, 2022, on the University of the Incarnate Word campus.The event is an official San Antonio Fiesta® Commission event. 
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Celebrate Your New Rotary Member!

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

New Members at Fredericksburg-Nimitz

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

Rotary Rockstar Challenge

We are excited to announce the rollout of our new ROTARY ROCKSTAR CHALLENGE! The Rotary Rockstar Challenge was designed to help Clubs increase their public image skill set. The more you promote your Club, the better the odds are at increasing your membership. It is a win-win all around! 
Rotary Rockstar Challenge 2021-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

School Resource Rally Project

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

Community Grants Make a Difference

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

Centennial Banquet on Jan. 14th, 2022

The Rotary Club of San Marcos invites District 5840 Rotarians to a grand gala to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Embassy Suites Ballroom in San Marcos.
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Rise Against Hunger 

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

San Marcos Sends School Supplies to Mexico

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

Back to School 

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

Selection for 2023-24 Rotary President

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

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

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

District Governor Nominations

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

Beware of Scam!

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

DG Kristy Vandenberg's August Message

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

Welcoming Students of Ed Franz Back

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

Scholarship Congratulations

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

Interact Presentation

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

Announcing  a New Satellite E- Club!!

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

4th of July FUNdraiser

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

Donation to Peterson Medical Center

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

Kerrville Blood Drive

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

Medina Co. Food Pantry -Donation

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

RCSA's U40 Class Kingdom Keepers Project

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

Bench in Memory of Arianna

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

Volunteer of the Year!

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

Pleasanton Rotary Club Awards Scholarships

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

Global Grant in Columbia

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

Beeville Tackles Out-of-Control Waste

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

DG Kristy Vandenberg's July Message

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

Alamo Heights Helping Seniors

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

Winston Interact's 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

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