Welcome to Rotary District 5790 composed of 70 vibrant Clubs across the
North Central Planes area of Texas.
 
 
Meet 2016-2017 District Governor Mary Ann McDuff
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.
 
 
McDuff graduated from Western Hills High School in Fort Worth where she was recognized with the honor of First Class Girl Scout.  She earned a bachelor’s  degree in history, with a minor in education, and a master’s degree in sociology, with emphases in teaching and applied sociology and women’s studies,  from TWU. Beginning work as an administrative assistant in the division of Academic Affairs in 1981, she was named to a director’s position in 2000. She is a life member of the TWU Former Students Association.
 
A proud 22 year member of the Rotary Club of Denton, McDuff’s classification is Higher Education–Academic Services, Retired. She served as the Denton Rotary Club’s first female president from 1998-1999. Recently completing 15 years as the Denton Club’s Chair of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Committee, she led efforts to partner with educational, civic, and community groups to build a university centered program. The City of Denton is the home of RYLA for District 5790.
 
McDuff credits the beginning of her love affair with Rotary to her Group Study Exchange (GSE) experience and to PDG Paul Geisel, 1993-1994.  A member of  the GSE team to Southern Africa (South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland), District 5790 to 9250, she was immersed in university vocational experiences and observed firsthand the 1994 national election process in South Africa.
 
Honored to serve as District Governor for 2016-2017, McDuff claims many activities, responsibilities, and accomplishments in District 5790. These include Assistant Governor; District Trainer; Chair of Membership Development and Retention, RYLA, and Women’s Issues Committees; and PETS Discussion Leader and Facilitator and Strategic Planning Committee member.  She serves currently  on the District Foundation, Finance, and Strategic Planning Committees.
Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, as well as the Club Builder Award, from the Rotary Club of Denton, McDuff has received also the Distinguished Service Award from the Rotary Club of Gainesville. Participating in numerous programs, training sessions, assemblies, seminars, and conferences throughout District 5790, she is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Major Donor.
 
McDuff is an active member of the Denton County community, completing a full term of service (2008-2014) on the City of Denton Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC). During her two-year service as chair of this committee, McDuff worked for increased city funding for agencies assisting individuals in need, focusing on sustainability, human services development, and neighborhood empowerment. She held appointed membership on the City of  Denton  2014 Citizen Bond Committee, Leisure Services Subcommittee.
 
A life member of United Way, McDuff was campaign chair of the United Way of Denton County (UWDC) in 2007-2008, and was chair of the UWDC Board of Directors in 2009-2010. Prior to these offices and from 2003-2006, she was chair of a five-county area for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) with oversight for Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, and Montague counties.
Other community service affiliations include Serve Denton Board of Directors (charter member), Denton Benefit League, and Denton Parks and Recreation Foundation.
 
First United Methodist Church of Denton, located on the Historical Downtown Denton Square, is her church home.
 
 
District Stories
The culture of a Rotary Club should be determined by the many talented personalities of members all supporting one cause…”Service above self”.  Getting the membership pulling together in the same direction, as a unified team, suggests the need for some degree of planning. Significant achievements of clubs result by design, not by chance!
Rotary District 5790 was well represented among the 42,100 and counting Rotary members from 174 countries. Not only do these folks have the excitement of rubbing elbows with a worldwide cultural smorgasbord of Rotary members, they are absorbing like a sponge all the latest and greatest information that Rotary has to offer. For example, on of the items distributed to the district governors in attendance is Rotary Internationals clarification of the RI policy with regards Club and District Activities related to the use of Guns and Weapons. District Rotary members may review that policy by clicking here. Zone 21b and 27 Zone Director also provided a summation of the policy which can be read here.
We have now gone Nine Weeks with no new Polio cases reported worldwide! 
Rotarians have raised $37.8 Million for Global Polio Eradication since 7/1/16.  Our Goal is to raise $45 Million by June 30, 2017.  One Polio Virus positive environmental sample was reported this week.
 
The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $35Mil/Yr.) 
 
To Donate, click here
If you are a Rotary Member, Click MyRotary with your login information, then click Take Action in Menu Bar, then click End Polio and complete the donation information screen for an on-line donation via your credit or debit card.
If you are not a Rotary Member and wish to donate, please click the Donate Now button in upper right corner of your screen.
 
Plan to join us on June the 24th for the 2017-18 Governor's Installation Ceremonies and meet Past Rotary International President Ray Klingingsmith. The induction ceremonies for our new District Governor, District Officers and Club Presidents will take place at a banquet to take place at Walnut Creek Country Club, 1151 Country Club Drive in Mansfield, Texas.
 
Register now for the 2017-18 District 5790 Installation of our District Governors and Officers and Club Presidents. Details are listed below. Please register by clicking registration here.

 

Check out the latest Membership Madness Dispatch (Volume I, Issue VIII). Congratulations to  the 17 District Rotary Clubs that have achieved the district goal of 10% or greater net growth for the year. With a little over a month left in the Rotary year, lets keep the pedal to the medal, invite guests to join us at meetings and our community service projects.
A Satellite Rotary Club is an officially sanctioned by Rotary International Club under the charter of a parent club. The Satellite Rotary Club will operate under the parent Rotary Club Charter until such time as the satellite is large enough to petition RI for its own charter. The Satellite Rotary Club will have its own community service projects and fund raisers to support the community service initiatives established by the satellite clubs own board.
 
Satellite club members are listed as Satellite Club members of the parent Rotary club. Instead of a club president, there is a Satellite Club Director who is serving as one of the parent club Board of Directors and working closely with its president and membership committee. 
 
District 5790 now has two officially sanctioned Satellite Rotary Clubs; The Rotary Club of Lewisville Satellite Rotary Club of Little Elm and the Rotary Club of Cleburne Satellite Rotary Club of Cleburne Evening.
It seems there has been a plethora of articles about the millennial generation lately. How are we to include them in the work place, our churches and ultimately our community. As Rotarians we are concerned about inclusion of all members of our community in our Rotary clubs. Perhaps one of the best known proponents of young professionals in Rotary is Evan Burrell. Many of us have seen is super Rotary Man image on various face book posts and articles in Rotary International's Rotary Voices. The following is a summary of a round table discussion moderated by Evan 2 years ago.
 
Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary E-Club of Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia participated in Rotaract, RYLA, and Rotary's Group Study Exchange.
 
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. 
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.
 
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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
 
 
The 2017-2018 District Governor's Club Visit Schedule Availalble
In order for the incoming 2017-2018 President's to begin planning the 2017-2018 meetings, the 2017-18 District Governor Visit Schedule has been released by District Governor Elect Chris McLucas. Any questions regarding the schedule, should be directed to DGE Chris McLucas.
 
Home Page News
Current District Governor, Mary Ann McDuff has issued the following announcement to all District 5790 Rotary Members:
 
I am honored and pleased to share with you that the 2016-2017 District Governor Nominating Committee met on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Denton Country Club in Argyle, Texas. The Nominating Committee, composed of myself as Chair, and the five immediate Past District Governors, interviewed applicants for 2019-2020 District Governor.  I am privileged to announce that longtime Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Arlington (chartered 1923), Assistant Governor Peter Scott, was chosen to serve in this esteemed role for 2019-2020. 
 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.
 
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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,...
 
 
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