August 28, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 
To:          All District 5840 Rotarians
From:     Carol Holmes, District Governor
Subject:  Information on Disaster Relief
I have been in constant contact with Jim Overman, our Disaster Chairperson, and it looks like, at this point, our District is in pretty good shape.  Just received an email from Carrie Campbell, Wimberley, and they have, so far, avoided flooding.
I have been asked where members can donate funds to Houston, Rockport, other locations.  These are the Districts and their contacts:
Read the full briefing at
Rotary District 5930:  partnered with McAllen North Rotary Fund – a 501(c)3 to set up an Emergency Relief Fund.  Send checks to McAllen North Rotary Fund and mail to Rotary D 5930, McAllen North Rotary Club, 501 N. Nolana, McAllen, TX.  Contact:  DG Betty Ramirez-Lara, cell: 956-683-5706; (Rockport area)
Rotary District 5910:  Send checks to Rotary District 5910 Charitable Foundation, c/o Bobbie Applegate, 985 IH-10N, Suite 111, Beaumont, TX  77706.  Contact: DG Rhonda Herrington, cell: 903-724-8515; (Palestine area)
Rotary District 5890:  Send checks to District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX  77505. Contact: DG Bill Palko, cell: 713-582-7235, William.palko@amegybank. (Houston area)
Rotary District 5840:  501(c)3 – Send checks to District 5840 Foundation (Disaster Fund), Attn:  Bobbe Barnes, Treasurer, P. O. Box 13, Boerne, TX  78006.  Contact: DG Carol Holmes, cell:  281/923-6111; (San Antonio, Hill Country Area).
I want to thank Jim Overman (979/236-3310) for writing our Disaster Plan and having it ready for us at this time.  If you have any questions or need help, please give Jim a call.
Continue to keep all the people who have been impacted with this hurricane in your prayers, as we still have a long way to go.
Yours in service,
Carol Holmes
District Governor 5840