Welcome to Rotary District 5790 composed of 70 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 70 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.
 
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.
 
October is Economic & Community Development Month
 
District Stories
This years November 18th Foundation Festival promises to be the most enjoyable and memorable Rotary events of year. First of all, the event is being hosted jointly by Rotary Districts 5790 and 5810. These two districts represent the over 5,827 Rotary members in the North Central and North Texas areas (DFW). Typical of all Texans, we are thinking BIG by hosting the event in the the HUGE and beautiful DFW Grand Hyatt Hotel Convention Center where we will be able to share this event with 900 of your best Rotary buds.
 
Second, Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet will be joining us for the celebration. As our keynote speaker, Ian will be sharing the inspirational news of Rotary making a difference. Yes, we do think BIG!
 
 When it comes to our Silent Auction, think HUGE with over 130 wonderful items that will tantalize the tastes of even the most particular member of our Rotary family.
 
Speaking of taste, how about gourmet food served from several presentation and carving stations. 
 
 And, while you sit at a table with your best Rotary friends you enjoy some of DFW's finest entertainment. 
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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.
 
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!
 
What is your Rotary Club celebrating End Polio Day?
For ideas, click here.
 
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
 
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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 
 
 
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The Highland Village Annual Golf Tournament

Lantana Golf Club

800 Golf Club Dr, Argyle, TX 76226

11:30am Shotgun Start

144 players and staff/volunteers

Highland Village Rotary raises funds to benefit local non-profits including Meals On Wheels, YMCA, boys & Girls Club, Children’s Advocacy Center, Special Olympics, Fallen Officers Fund and many more.


 
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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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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