Welcome to Rotary District 5790 composed of 71 vibrant Clubs across the
North Central Plains area of Texas.
 
 
Welcome to the Rotary District 5790 Website. One of the purposes of this website is to be a resource for the Rotary club members in Rotary District 5790. Here, members will be able to learn about our training programs and all the district committees assembled to support the efforts of our 71 vibrant Clubs. Members can register for the various district training seminars, fundraisers and celebrations.
 
Are you a visitor that is not a member of Rotary? A secondary purpose for this website is to provide information about Rotary International, the values of Rotary membership and the many ways Rotary members serve in their their communities and around the world. 
 
Rotary is the world's oldest service club organization and Rotary club members are committed to service in their communities and internationally through various programs including those supporting supporting our vocations and our youth.  Please explore this website to find out more about us and what we do.  If you are considering joining one of the Rotary clubs in North Central Texas, we would encourage you attend one the club meetings in your community or the community where you work. Just click "Club Contacts" in the menu bar to find a club near you. By clicking the "i" next to the club presidents name, you can send an e-mail to the president who will be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions.
 
December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
 
District Stories
It seems that Rotary District 5790 Rotary members simply can not stay out of the Rotary Magazine. Check out the December, 2017 edition. There is a great article about the Great Western Trail and Rotary member efforts preserve a bit of history. Rotarians from 3 countries led this effort to bring the overgrown trail back to life and install trail markers commemorating this wonderful bit of history. Fort Worth Rotary member Sylvia Mahoney along with several others on our district helped launch this effort which eventually led to hundreds of Rotary members from Mexico to Canada embracing the project.
 
Of course, if you have read the printed edition that came in the mail this week, you will also have seen  letters to the editor section of the magazine the photo of a Cross Timbers Rotary Club board meeting and a cryptic suggestion there may be a future RI president in that crowd.  Hmm...we can all say I knew them when.
 
Rotary members and their guests from throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area celebrated the Rotary Foundation with Rotary President Ian Riseley last Saturday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel DFW Airport.
 
 
In addition to hearing a great keynote speech by RIP Risley, members participated in a silent auction bidding to win one of the wonderful item donated by the Rotary Clubs of Districts 5790 and 5810.
We are a People of Action.
 
Generally speaking, Rotary club members do a great job of making non-Rotarian guests feel welcome when they attend our meetings. But, what happens when those guests leave? Do you record the guests name and contact information? If you do, does someone follow-up with that guest? What is your clubs procedure?
Rotary Club presidents and their leadership have completed their strategic plan update for the coming year. For most, membership growth is at the top of the list that club membership committees will be addressing throughout the remainder of the year. The District 5790 Membership Committee has identified specific activities that successful clubs can adopt to achieve their goals.
 
The District 5790 Awards & Membership Committees have used many of these specific activities to design the 2017-2018 District 5790 Membership Awards Submission form. Club membership committees may wish to download a PDF copy of the 2017-2018 District 5790 Membership Awards Submission form and it to establish membership milestones and goals for 2017-2018.
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   World Polio Day! - Tuesday we celebrated How Close We Are to Ending just the Second Disease in History!  In this picture, Dr. Jay Wenger, Epidemiologist and Director of Polio Eradication for the Gates Foundation, is interviewed by Jeffery Kluger, Science Editor of Time Magazine.  The Live Stream will be available to review at  - www.endpolio.org  soon.    
 
The Gates Foundation is matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $50 Mil/Yr.)
Our Rotary-wide 2017-18 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $50 Million + the $2 for $1 Gates Foundation Match
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
 
 
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The 2017-2018 District Governor's Information Corner
In order for the incoming 2017-2018 President's to begin planning the 2017-2018 meetings, the 2017-18 District Governor Visit Schedule (sorted by club name) has been released by District Governor Elect Chris McLucas. Any questions regarding the schedule, should be directed to DGE Chris McLucas. The following updated 2017-18 District Governor Visit Schedule (sorted by date) can be downloaded for your reference.
 
The District Governor is also assisting clubs throughout the district with their membership efforts by sending persannally signed letters to guests who attend Rotary Club meetings. To arrange for letters to be sent to your clubs meeting guests, send an e-mail with all the guest contact information including mailing address and e-mail address to  Gale.Vavrus@psstitle.com and to DistirctGovernor1718@yahoo.com 
 
 
News from District 5790 Rotary Clubs
a quick update and pictures from my time in China so far. I have reached the halfway point in my fall semester and I am really enjoying living in Beijing. My classes are very interesting and I appreciate the chance to hear the perspectives of my Chinese professors and international classmates. In addition, last week I received my household goods shipment, including the Southlake Rotary flags. Thank you very much! I will look for opportunities to visit more Rotary Clubs while I am in China.
 
Below, I have attached a few photos from my travels around China while I have had breaks from class. My sister and her fiance were even able to visit while I was on Fall Break.
 
Thank you again for all your help!
 
Very respectfully,
 
Danny Vegel
Rotary International has provided districts and clubs some great graphics to use on the social media pages, websites and print media. These wonderful graphics provide excellent visual representation of the People of Action campaign RI is encouraging clubs to use to promote membership development and foundation giving. To download graphics click here.
 
Clubs are encouraged to use these graphics on the website and social media pages to make the connection between your clubs service projects and your clubs People of Action members. Don't forget to use the #PeopleOfAction hashtag in your communications.
 
 
 
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Meet District Governor Chris McLucas
Christopher J McLucas and wife Heather
The theme for 2017-2018 is the most simplistic theme in years to tell the world exactly what we as Rotarians in our clubs in concert with the Rotary International organization do in the world.
 
Last February, while at PETs each club president was provided with several changes to the manner and method by which Rotary Clubs can operate to work to increase and retain Membership. These times are exciting for Rotary members as each clubs leadership will be redesigning their clubs operating policies in order to improve the membership experience in their club while executing the same Service Above Self community service projects each club has become known to deliver. The key here is flexibility. Clubs will be designing club experiences that meet their community and member culture.
 
Improvements will also occur in the Rotaract, Interact and EarlyAct experience with these Rotarians of the future taking an active roll in each Rotary clubs experience.
 
From Heathers perspective, “the Earlyact program in Rotary a fantastic program and has the potential of spreading the word about Rotary to people that may never have known about Rotary”. Heather plans to work with clubs throughout the district to establish Earlyact Clubs in District 5790 during the 2017-2018 year.
 
Both of us look forward to a wonderful year.
 
People of Action Video's from some of our Vibrant Clubs
Our Vibrant Rotary Clubs have members that are People of Action...
          
 
                    From the Denton RC - a Video of RYLA Students doing 4 Way Test Skit        From the Lewisville Morning RC - a video of their HHW Project                                      
 
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