Saluting Our Rotary Stars 2017 District Conference
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Say Hello to Our District Governor Mary Ann McDuff
                            
Welcome to Rotary District 5790, composed of sixty-nine vibrant clubs across the Texas North Central Plains area. 
 
A Fort Worth, Texas native, Mary Ann McDuff, has made Denton, Texas her  home for over 40 years. McDuff retired as Director of Academic  Financial Services at Texas Woman’s University several years ago after more than 30 years of full-time service. For these past several years, she has immersed herself fully into fulfilling her retirement goal and dream – expansion of community engagement, activism, and service in the North Central Texas area through Rotary.
 
 
 
District Stories

by Quentin Wodon, a member of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., USA

Let’s admit it: achieving a high growth rate (negative or positive) is easier with a small club. Still, after more than five years of almost continuous decline in membership, my club was excited to report a 60 percent growth in membership from July to October. We had 18 members on 1 July. Now we have 29, with 11 new members inducted in the first trimester of the new Rotary year.

How did we do it? Let me share our recipe:

Join us for the District Conference 2017 at the DFW Marriott Solana May 11th – 14th, 2017.
Our conference kicks off with Putting for Polio and Shelter Box Scramble.
Continues throughout the weekend with keynotes: Gloria Campos and Dale Hansen.
 
 
District Conference 2017, Saluting Our Rotary Stars, will kick off with a FUNdraiser - May 11th
Shelter Box Scramble and Putting for Polio
Help us reach our $20,000 goal in support to End Polio Now
 
 
Hotel Rooms at the DFW Marriott Solana for $129 per night until April 21, 2017
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Check out the wonderful Rotary International Support Resources available to help club grow and retain members.
Also, click on the "membership" tab of the main menu bar above to discover the support provided by your District 5790 membership team.
Welcome to the first edition of the Membership Madness Dispatch. The Membership Madness Dispatch is a weekly publication intended to encourage our Vibrant Clubs to share the joys of Rotary membership with local business and community members by inviting them to become Rotarians themselves.
 
So, DG Mary Ann McDuff, can we increase the membership of District 5790 clubs by 10% before June 30, 2017? To quote DG Mary Ann, "YES WE CAN!
February Membership Minute
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The Rotary Club of Aledo, was very motivated and educated from their vision training, and have implemented several of the suggested ideas. Our brand new Champions RC had a similar experience earlier this year. It would be very beneficial to the district clubs to schedule this program as soon as the club and Visioning team schedules permit. Would you like more information? Please e-mail Gene Davenport.
Starting her 3rd year as the District 5790 Membership Chair (she was co-chair last year two years), Kay has demonstrated a great deal of success both as a Rotarian and a member of the Parker County business community where she works as the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing and Events.
 
Kay Huse has been an active member of Rotary Club of Weatherford since 2007 and served as president from 2011-2012. She has served on the District 5790 Membership Committee from 2013 to 2017. Her most influential experience in Rotary was the celebration of 100 years of Rotary at the 2009 Rotary International Convention in Birmingham, England. Her visit to the House of Friendship and realization of the diverse projects being carried out by over 2 million Rotarians in the world, won her heart. “So many needs being met by so many Rotarians was a powerful moment and I knew I would always be a Rotarian. My love for humanitarian work and the work of Rotary was an excellent pairing,” she said.
 
Andy Eads is a member of the District 5790 Membership Committee where he helps the district grow through Membership Extension. His primary roll is to work with Rotarian members and Rotarians-to-be in the formation of new clubs. Andy brings is rich experience as a founding member of the hugely successful Cross Timbers Rotary Club. He is the founding president of Cross Timbers Rotary Club and is past president of the Flower Mound Rotary Club.
Rotary District 5790 Membership Committee member Lori Fickling is committed to helping as many of our 69 clubs as possible achieve a 10% net increase in membership. Lori Fickling is a 24-year Rotarian and current president and founding member of the new Cross Timbers Rotary Club in Flower Mound, Texas.
Lori has 30+ years background in Sales and Sales Management primarily in the Staffing Industry.  She spent the last 14 years as an “Agent of Change” working with companies to spur on new growth and profits for their organizations.  Currently she is the President and CEO of the Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
Lori is incredibly forward thinking with a constant focus on changes ahead and how to adapt to those changes in order to thrive.
 
Lori has been in Rotary a little over 3 years.  She is currently Treasurer for the Mansfield Rotary Club and has served on the District Membership Team the last 2 years.
When asked how she planned to help other Rotary Clubs in District 5790, she said " by Training & Speaking on topics for Membership Growth and Retention". Are you ready for Lori to help your club? Just e-mail Lori Williams now. 
PDG Troy Secord has provided some information for those that are considering a train ride to Atlanta for the 2017 RI Convention.
Sounds like fun if you are so inclined...check it out.
Not sure John & Judy Germ will be available to meet you track side though.
 
There are several categories of awards in Rotary that apply to clubs and individual members. Each year qualification criteria for awards changes depending on the RI President’s chosen theme, the DG’s goals, and the Awards Committee preferences. This year is no different. All awards can be found in the Playbook on the district web site.
 
The biggest change at the District 5790 level is that we are attempting to streamline the submission process by going all electronic and greatly simplifying the questions and answers. There are two links in the previously referenced Playbook under Awards in the left hand column what allow you to see the questions for each award or to actually play with those live forms.
RI President John Germs August 1, 2016 Membership Month memo was amended to include the following comments regarding RI's new membership materials being offered to support club membership growth and retention:
 
Providing you with the materials to help cultivate and maintain membership is something Rotary is striving to do, now more than ever. Clubs can use our new Rotary Club Health Check and Membership Assessment Tools to identify their problem areas and develop strategies to address them. Also available is Impact Begins with You, a regionalized brochure for prospective members available on shop.rotary.org. As part of our Membership Month celebrations, Rotary is offering a 20% discount on orders of this prospective member brochure (up to 20 packs of 5) through August 31.
 
Here is your Rotary International Calendar including Monthly Rotary Themes
    
     Have you been wondering where the District Directory is?  It is right in your computer!!  Yes, all you have to do is download the information punch some holes put it into a binder and you have your very own District 5790, 2016-2017 Directory.  What's in side is more concise then previous directories, yet more information then you probably will need.  To get your very own District 5790 Directory follow the direction below...
 
 
 
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Rotary Serving Humanity Team Playbook
Our 2016-2017 Rotary Team is Ready - Let's make the 2016-2017 Rotary Year the Best Ever
 
Watch this column for links to the most important plays in the Rotary Playbook
 
The 2016-2017 Digital District Directory is now available. Members that prefer a printed version of the District Directory can download the files they prefer.
 
Check out the 2016-2017 RI President John Germ's Presidential Citation Brochure.
 
Upload  the new Rotary Serves Humanity Theme Logo to your website and newsletters.
See the Rotary Serves Humanity Playbook. We will be continually updating this playbook.
Plan your clubs TRF Centennial Year Celebration by clicking on logo below
 
 
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ATTENTION DISTRICT 5790 ROTARIANS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR DISTRICT 5790 GOVERNOR 2019-20
BY MARY ANN MCDUFF, DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2016-17
 
The 2016-17 District Governor Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that the nomination process for District 5790 Governor for 2019-20 is now open.  
 District 5790 Rotarians, your 2017-2018 District Governor, Christopher J McLucas and his wife Heather, attended Rotary International Assembly January 19-25, 2017 in San Diego California with 543 fellow District Governors from more than 200 countries in the world representing the District Governor Class of 2017-2018.
Officer Collins began her career at the Lewisville Police Department in 1998.  She worked as a patrol officer until 2004.  At that time, she became the department's first Crime Victim Liaison. 
 
 
 

Three Keller first responders honored with new award
Two local Rotary Club chapters honor two Keller firefighters and one police officer with the inaugural Rotary Vocational Service Excellence Award for outstanding service to the community.

 
 
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Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service, both in their own community and around the world.  A top priority of Rotary is the global eradication of polio.