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.
2018 District 5790 All Clubs Celebration
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If you have not already checked out the agenda All Clubs Celebration on the 3rd weekend in May, you really need to do so. They have some great events planned. You can check that agenda by clicking here.
Starting with a Golf Tournament in Arlington hosted by the Rotary Club of Arlington on Thursday afternoon (May 17th) and continuing to the celebration venue at the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport for all the celebrating presentations and festivities.
Friday's All Clubs Luncheon will feature Ken Morgan (Click here to see story on website). The luncheon will be followed by a celebration of how clubs in District 5790 are #Making a Difference. Following that celebration, we will be celebrating our youth with EarlyAct, Interact, Rotaract and Youth Exchange all showing off projects they have done. And, you will not want to miss the evening festivities. DG Chris has made arrangements to have the Ambassadors of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria to join us and share some insights from their regions.
22nd Annual Golf Tournament to Kick-Off the District 5790 All Clubs Celebration
This year the Rotary Club of Arlington has the honor of being the kick-off event for this years All Club Conference. In partnering with District 5790, our club will be hosting our 22nd Annual Golf Tournament at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Arlington with a lite lunch at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM Shot Gun Start on May 17, 2018. Immediately following the tournament, many of our participants will be traveling to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at DFW Airport for the initial proceedings of the 2018 All Clubs Celebration. The initial event at the Hyatt Regency is the District Leadership Dinner in which all of the District's PDG's, Officers, Director's and Committee Chairs are invited. For full agenda of the 2018 All Clubs Registration at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at DFW Airport, click here
Register for one or both the 22nd Annual Golf Tournament or the All Club Celebration by clicking the appropriate switch
The Rotary Club of Arlington 22nd Golf Tournament Benefits the Webb School College Scholarship Fund
Past RI Director G. Ken Morgan to speak at May 18 All Clubs Luncheon
A native of Virginia, Ken has lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina since 1982. His first contact with Rotary was in 1978, when he was sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Richmond as GSE Team Member from D7600 in Virginia to D1440 in Denmark. He served a two-year term on the RI Board of Directors from July 2004 to June 2006. In 2009-10 Ken served as Aide to Trustee Chair Glenn Estess, as Vice Chairman of the Rotary Centers Committee, and Chairman of the Alumni Advisory Committee, and Vice Chair of the 2010 Montreal Convention Committee
On May 19th, our Saturday morning Fellowship Breakfast will have an amazing opportunity to do a "hands-on" service project during breakfast. We will be partnering    Rise Against Hunger  with their Pack-a-Meal Program. When you join us for breakfast, you can choose to eat first and then join the group of Rotary Pack-a-Meal volunteers on the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Or, you can eat first and join the assembly line after you have finished breakfast.
Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Check out the video below.
The Man with a Voice that happens to be Funny
Who is Tony Pace? Let’s start with a list of professional work experience over the past 30 years.

Stage Hand, Actor, Set Design, Lighting Programmer-Director, Sound Engineer-Studio and Live, Production Assistant, Music Producer, Video Production, Artist Management, Booking Agent, Event Planner, Recording Industry Executive, Voice Over Talent, Commercial and Jingle writing-production, Childrenʼs program writer and production, Health and Holistic Industry Writer and Producer. Emcee, Artist Development Coach, Fundraiser, Media Design, Marketing, Photographer, Touring Vocalist-Musician, Vegas Headliner, Recording Artist…

Everything he does is a building block to the next step.

This years Club Training Event will be totally different than past training events in which participants select from a choice of classes and move from class room to class room to class room. This year we will only be using 3 Training Rooms. Participants will be using the same training room throughout the entire day. So, you don't have to be lugging a laptop or other device from room to room. 
The 2018-2019 Czar of Fun and the Technology/Training Teams have exciting club leadership training events planned.
This year we are offering two training sessions for your clubs incoming leadership for next year. Each session is exactly the same but in locations convenient to both the the East and West end of the district. Unlike previous years where participants choose their training session, this year all participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use all those Rotary tools that will guide your club leadership on an inspirational path that will lead membership to even greater success in your community. Our goal is to provide a fun filled, inspirational day of Rotary How-too's in three main areas.
Establishing a Vibrant Club Culture
Building with the Foundation Cornerstone
Using Technology for Success
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Bring your Texas Brag to the Club Leadership Training Assemblies

"Be the Inspiration". This year at our 2018-19 Club Leadership Training Assemblies on April 21st in Fort Worth and April 28th in Graham, we are encouraging our Rotary Clubs to "Inspire" each other.

Of course, being Texan's we love to BRAG. Right? We do everything bigger, better, faster, smarter and so on. Dizzy Dean used to say, "it ain't braggin if you kin do it".

And since you've proven you can do it, we would like you to inspire others to do it. Do you have a project you would like to promote? Are you looking for partners for a grant project? Do you have a fund raiser you would like to promote? Or, have a really cool fund raiser that other clubs could adopt? Or, perhaps you have a story board that shows all the great projects and programs your club is doing? Whatever your club is doing that is great information to share or participate in...BRING It...BRAG ABOUT It and share it with Rotary members throughout District 5790.

Dear District 5790 Rotarians:
I am honored and pleased to share with you that the 2018-2019 District Governor Nominating Committee met on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The Nominating Committee, composed of myself as Chair, and the five immediate Past District Governors, interviewed applicants for 2020-2021 District Governor.  I am privileged to announce that longtime Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth International, Past Assistant Governor Roger Paschal, was chosen to serve in this esteemed role for 2020-2021. 
Of the things we Think, Say, or Do
As Rotarians, we should look forward to the upcoming 4-Way Test Speech Contest and how that applies to all we do as Rotarians.
First, it is the truth? 
YES!  The 2018 Speech Contest is rapidly approaching!  By now each club should have:
  • Contacted the schools  for participation and forwarded literature to the school representative
  • Scheduled the Contest for February
  • Submitted Participation form to the District Coordinator.
Are you an End Polio Crusader?
That is do you communicate Rotary's End Polio message and create awareness among fellow Rotary members and the community at large about Rotary's End Polio initiative and the importance if donating to End Polio Now? If so, you are a polio crusader.
Now meet a really bold End Polio Crusader, Jenna Buscemi (Rotary Club of Houston Energy Corridor, TX) and District 5890 DG Bill Palko (Rotary Club of Northshore, TX) who have died their hair (Jenna) and mustache (Bill) purple to raise awareness for Global Polio Eradication.  Jenna was featured in the March 2018 Rotarian magazine where she said she is used to the strange glances, and said "I'll say to them, I bet you're wondering about my hair, and then I'll give them my elevator speech about Rotary and the current facts about Polio.
How about a purple goatee? What do you think DG Chris McLucas?
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Foundation Corner
District 5790 Wall of Fame                
We are indebted to those Rotary members in our district that have given so generously of their time, talent and treasure.
News from District 5790 Rotary Clubs
You’re Invited! Bring Your Friends! to The Mansfield Rotary Club Party! This year’s Casino Night hopes to take everyone back to the days of the Arlington’s notorious Top O’ Hill Terrace gambling establishment where movie stars, gangsters, and bootleggers rubbed elbows for evenings of entertainment during the 1930s-40s. U
 Grapevine Rotary
   Golf for Grads Golf Tournament 
 Monday, June 4, 2018     8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start  Cowboy’s Golf Club 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051 
                                     Net proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for students in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD as well as many other
Grapevine Rotary projects and programs. 
Last Tuesday, March 27th, nearly 20 Rotarians representing the Rotary Club of Western Fort Worth changed up their weekly meeting routine.  Instead of the regular Tuesday luncheon and program at Ridglea Country Club, members mobilized to volunteer through the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth’s Meals From the Heart program.  Rotarians purchased groceries, prepared and served lunch to residents of the house, engaging in service, fun and fellowship with one another. 

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.
The 2017-2018 District Governor's Information Corner
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 
April 2018

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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.
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.