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
 
Morris has been an outstanding member of the Grapevine Fire Department for over 22 years. During this time he has helped establish and contributed too many of the programs that we continue today.
 
 
 
Flooded neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, LA
 
“Louisiana Flood Relief Opportunities”
 
South Louisiana is underwater (over 100,000 Homeless) and teams are going out to help but hardly any donations have come in. Supplies for response teams and supplies for those affected by this disaster are drastically needed. District Governor Francis Nezianya and the officers and staff of RI District 6200 have reached our to District 5790 for help in organizing relief efforts for the victims in Baton Rouge. Both financial assistance and manpower are needed. 
 
 
 
 
 
Rita Frick of the HEB Rotary Club is the latest Rotary Builder in our District. From the Bio submitted for her nomination,
 
"Rita has been a member of the HEB Rotary since May of 2006. She served for 6 years as the Public Relations and Bulletin Editor and as Volunteer Coordinator for the golf tournament for 10 years. Most recently, Rita is serving as the golf tournament  chairperson. The golf tournament is the major
fund raiser for the HEB Rotary.
 
Rita also participates in the Christmas silent auction by donating and purchasing items to raise money for Polio Plus, she has funded a wheelchair each year since she has been a member.
 
Rita is always gracious and willing to help in any Rotary activities."
 
Congratulations Rita!! Flanking Rita in the accompanying photo are Clay Caruthurs, President of the HEB Club and Walter Ott, District 5790 ADG.
 

 
 
The number of Rotary Builders in District 5790 keeps growing. The latest additions to the ranks are both from the Mid-Cities Pacesetters Club. 
 
President Eric Millner presented Nicole Sephens with the Rotary Builder Award at the August 12th club meeting. 
 
 
Member Jennifer Muirhead received the Rotary BuilderAward from District Governor Mary Ann McDuff on Friday August 5th. With her is Assistant District Governor Walter Ott and President Eric Millner.
 
The club writes 
 
 
 
 
DG Mary Ann McDuff presented the latest Rotary Builder Awards of 2016-2017 to three District 5790 members at the Denton County Area All Clubs Luncheon on Friday, August 12 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville, TX. Penny Gee of the Denton RC, Sam Wilson of Flower Mound RC, and Andy Eads of the Cross Timbers RC were the three recipients.
 
 
 
Congratulations Dr. Dale Wheelis
(L-R) Dr. Dale Wheelis, Brownwood President Dr. Jack Marx, District Governor Mary Ann McDuff and Area Governor Burton Smith
 
During the July 20th noon meeting of the Brownwood Rotary Club, DG Mary Ann McDuff presented the very 1st Rotary Builder Award of the Year to Dr. Wheelis during her District Governor visit which was held at the Brownwood Country Club. The event also made Brownwood's local paper, The Brownwood Bulletin.
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE, AUGUST 2016

Forty years ago, a man named George Campbell, the owner of the company I worked for, invited me to join Rotary. Back then, that was a common practice in the United States. Your boss invited you to join Rotary because he thought it would be good for business and good for the community, and you said yes. It’s not surprising that our membership surged during that period.

 
 
 
 
Picture this, one of your members just had a wonderful business lunch with a client. Getting to know each other the conversation eventually gets around to "what do you do when you are not working". Your fellow Rotarian takes advantage of the opportunity to brag about your Rotary Club. The client's curiosity is piqued and says what's Rotary? Your member hands them the Rotary "see us in action card", tells them the name of your club and invites them to your next meeting. Upon returning to work, the client googles your club's name.
 
If this truly was one of your members and the client did google your club name, would that client be inspired to accept the invitation based on what was discovered in the Google search?
 
The District 5790 District Services team has been wondering the same thing. So, we performed a very basic study of the Internet presence of every single one of the 69 Rotary Clubs in our district.
 
 
 
 
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.
 

 
 
 

2016 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION

The 2016 Council on Legislation met in Chicago 10-15 April. With the Council adjourned, an official report of action will be compiled, sent to clubs, and posted online within two months. Clubs have an opportunity to record opposition to any action during the following two months. If at least 5 percent of the votes entitled to be cast by the clubs oppose an action, the legislation is suspended and the general secretary conducts a ballot-by-mail. A majority vote would cause the proposal to be rejected. All Council actions otherwise go into effect 1 July. Below is a summary of the essential changes.

 
 
 
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Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.
 
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.
 
Have you uploaded your clubs 2016-2017 Goals into Rotary Club Central yet? We have all the right plays to do so in Rotary Club Central and Rotary Club Central Reference Guide. We have also included the RCC PETs presentation
 
Why not check out the entire playbook in the Rotary Serves Humanity Playbook. We will be continually updating this playbook.
 
Watch this corner as Coach Mary Ann and her team of assistant coaches identify more plays to add to your teams playbook.
 
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Lewisville Morning Rotary Honors LPD's Captain Jesse Hunter
This year the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club is Honoring the Vocations of those who Serve. Throughout every quarter for the next year we will be honoring a someone from the Lewisville Police Department. a LFD Fireman, a LFD Paramedic and a LISD Educator. At our August 25th meeting we honored Captain Jesse Hunter of the Lewisville Police Department. Jesse Hunter – Captain Jesse assumes the position of Patrol Captain after serving 6 years as a Sergeant in Patrol and the Special Operations Unit.

 
 
 
Congratulations Officer Cale Smith
Cale Smith
Cale came to work for the Euless Police Department in 2002. He completed his field training and was assigned to the Patrol Division. While he was assigned to the Patrol Division he tested and was awarded Senior Officer status. Cale went on to apply and be accepted for an assignment to the Tactical Team where he served for several years.
 
 
Congratulations Jerry Rogers!
From Left to Right, DG Mary Ann McDuff, Jerry Rogers, AG Eileen Standridge and Bowie President, T Jay McEwen
 
During her annual club visit, District Governor Mary Ann McDuff, Assistant District Governor Eileen Standridge, and Bowie Club President T Jay McEwen presented Jerry (JR)  Rogers with his certificate as one of the club’s newest Paul Harris Fellow Rotarians.
 
 
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian
Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. 
 
 
    
     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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