Posted by Gerald Robinson on Jan 10, 2018

Hello, President-Elects, District 5790

District 5790 has a GREAT group of incoming leaders to the Rotary World. Presidents-Elect, you are to be commended for the sacrifice you've already made to be a leader in your community and to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Working together, we can GROW ROTARY, and provide SERVICE to our communities and our world. I have no doubt that you will truly BE A GIFT TO DISTRICT 5790. THANK YOU for all you do and all you're going to do.
Attn: Club President Elects, from the desk of District Governor Elect Gerald Robinson Gerald Robinson 2018-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Angie Cox on Jan 08, 2018
Our 71 Rotary Club presidents and their leadership are Making a Difference. Every one of our clubs are filled with People of Action.
During this years District Conference, District Governor Chris McLucas and the conference committee will be recognizing the outstanding achievements of several of our clubs in 8 separate categories; Membership, Public Image, Foundation, Club Service, Community Service, International Service, Vocational Service and Youth Service.
Awards Club Services Community Services District 5790 Foundation Committtee International Services Membership Committee Public Image Committee Vocational Services Youth Services
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2017-2018 District Awards Submission due March 31, 2018 Angie Cox 2018-01-08 06:00:00Z 0 Awards,Club Services,Community Services,District 5790,Foundation Committtee,International Services,Membership Committee,Public Image Committee,Vocational Services,Youth Services
Posted by John Pokorny on Jan 06, 2018
Rotary members from 7 Rotary Clubs in Denton County are planning a trip to Belize the week of January 21, 2018. The goal is to install 5 Aquaponic gardens in villages in the southern part of the country (near Dangriga).  These gardens will provide vegetables and fish for cooking and sale by the villagers. 
aquaponic food growing systems
Rotary Clubs in Denton County Building Aquaponics Food Growing Systems for Villages in Belize John Pokorny 2018-01-06 06:00:00Z 0 aquaponic food growing systems
Posted by Bill Lace on Jan 05, 2018


The Rotary Club of Arlington is only five years away from turning 100, but it’s not your grandfather’s club. It doesn’t fit the old stereotype of a bunch of elderly, suit-and-tie white guys who mainly meet for lunch once a week.
No, it’s not your grandfather’s club … except when it actually is.
Look who is in the January issue of Arlington Today Magazine Bill Lace 2018-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Gene Davenport on Jan 05, 2018
As a new year begins and the next Rotary year approaches in July, club leaders will want to consider getting involved with strategic planning. Available to clubs is technical planning support and a “Visioning Process” for the entire club membership. In addition, new tools are available from Rotary for assessing club culture and analyzing club health.
For more information, contact PDG Gene Davenport,
D 5790 Visioning Coordinator,
Strategic Planning Visioning
What will your Rotary Club look like in 2021? PDG Gene Davenport 2018-01-05 06:00:00Z 0 Strategic Planning,Visioning
Posted by David Berg on Jan 05, 2018
We are seeing excellent results in our membership in first 6 months.
Keep the momentum going. 
If you are struggling in your club, please develop a solid plan with goals and results. Ask all members for help!
If you are staying even that is great. Invite guests and end year plus some. Their is still plenty of time.
If you have reached your goal already, Awesome. Share your success. We are all in this this together. All Rotarians make a difference.
Membership Committee
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Membership in District 5790 Clubs continue to Grow David Berg 2018-01-05 06:00:00Z 0 Membership Committee
Posted by David Hurt on Jan 03, 2018
One new Wild Polio case reported this week
a total of 21 cases worldwide in 2017 versus 37 cases in 2016
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!
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
District 5790 Polio
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Polio update as of Jan. 3, 2018 David Hurt 2018-01-03 06:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Polio
Mineral Wells to host Super Bowling I 2018-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 03, 2018
Seeing what other Rotary Clubs do as service projects is always inspirational.
Rotarians at the Abilene Southwest Rotary Club prepared 100 Valentine’s Day bags for Dyess AFB airmen and women who are deployed this February. Thank you for your service!
Rotary members at the Abilene Southwest Rotary Club are making a difference.
Abilene Southwest RC Valentines Day
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Abilene Southwest Rotary Club Valentines Day Project 2018-01-03 06:00:00Z 0 Abilene Southwest RC,Valentines Day
Posted on Jan 02, 2018
Save the Date
May 18-20, 2018
Rotary 5790 District Conference
DFW Hyatt Regency
Terminal C DFW Airport
We are looking to have all 71 Rotary Clubs represented at the District Conference and asking that each Club put up a table highlighting what they have done this year and the projects, fund raisers, grants and support that they have done this year.  This is a time to share ideas and inspiration between fellow Rotarians.
District 5790
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2018 District Conference Update DG Chris McLucas 2018-01-02 06:00:00Z 0 District 5790
The Flower Mound Rotary Club announces their 12 Annual Vine & Dine 2018-01-02 06:00:00Z 0 Flower Mound Rotary,Vine and Dine
Posted by John Pokorny on Dec 30, 2017
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.
Some of the articles in this Squeaky Wheel include People of Action graphics.
To download graphics click here.
Inspire Public Image Transform connect
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Rotary's People of Action Campaign is in Full Swing John Pokorny 2017-12-30 06:00:00Z 0 Inspire,Public Image,Transform,connect
Posted on Dec 29, 2017
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!
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
District 5790 Polio
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Polio update as of Dec 23, 2017 2017-12-29 06:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Polio
Posted by Marnita Langford on Dec 29, 2017
Rotary Club of Weatherford
62nd Annual Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 5:00-7:30pm
Weatherford High School Cafeteria
2121 Bethel Rd, Weatherford
Tickets $5 in advance or $8 at door
For additional information, contact
Marnita Langford at 817-613-6209 or
email to
Pancake Supper Weatherford Rotary Club
Weatherford Rotary Announces 62nd Annual Pancake Supper Feb. 20th Marnita Langford 2017-12-29 06:00:00Z 0 Pancake Supper,Weatherford Rotary Club
Arlington Great Southwest and Fort Worth East Rotary Clubs announce Feb 17th Peace Concert Kimmie Tran 2017-12-28 06:00:00Z 0 Peace
Happy New Year wish from Rotary District 5790 2017-12-27 06:00:00Z 0 new year wish
Lewisville Morning Rotary hosts All-in for AD Treatment and Cure Fundraiser Jan 13th 2017-12-26 06:00:00Z 0 alzheimers,dementia
Posted on Dec 20, 2017
The Rotary RoseBowl Parade Float is possibly the largest multi-district public image effort promoting Rotary International, in the world!! It is seen by 73,000,000 households, 700,000 on parade route, and countless articles and print! This year's theme is "Planting the Seeds of Service" and believe it or not, the Tournament of Roses theme is "Making a Difference". Here is a sneak-peek of the January 1st, 2018 Rotary Rose Parade Float!
Rose Bowl Parade Rotary Making a Difference multi-district project
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Sneak Peak at the 2018 Rotary, Making a Difference Rose Bowl Parade Float 2017-12-20 06:00:00Z 0 Rose Bowl Parade,Rotary, Making a Difference,multi-district project
Rotary Club of Vernon, Texas Making a Difference 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 22, 2017
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.
Chisholm Trail District 5790
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Rotary District 5790 Making a Difference 2017-11-22 06:00:00Z 0 Chisholm Trail,District 5790
Posted by John Pokorny on Nov 19, 2017
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.
Fun had by all at the Joint District 5790 and 5810 Foundation Festival Nov 18th John Pokorny 2017-11-19 06:00:00Z 1
Look who is in the news from Wichita Falls Tim Sawyer 2017-11-08 06:00:00Z 0
November is Rotary Foundation Month 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0 The Rotary Foundation
Look who is in the news! 2017-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Little Elm Rotary Club Charter Ceremony Oct. 19, 2017 John Pokorny 2017-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 27, 2017

What is vaccine-derived polio?

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Do you know? 2017-10-27 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio
Posted by John Pokorny on Oct 26, 2017
In case you missed the "Insider" page of the November, 2017 issue of the Rotarian magazine, Rotary District 5790 has two of our very own members listed as Rotary Foundation Award winners.  Past District Governor Sharron Miles received the Citation for Meritorious Service and Past District Governor Tom Sheriff was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award.
 PDG Sharron Miles served as District Governor in our district for the 2011-2012 Rotary Year. A member of the Cleburne Rotary Club, Sharron currently serves as the District 5790 Foundation Chair.
Past District Governor Tom Sheriff served as the District Governor in our district during the 2004-2005 Rotary Year. Tom currently is a member of the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club where he is serving as club secretary.
Congratulations PDG Sharron and PDG Tom
Truly People of Action
Rotary District 5790 Rotary International The Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation recognizes PDG Miles and PDG Sheriff John Pokorny 2017-10-26 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary District 5790,Rotary International,The Rotary Foundation
Golden Triangle Rotary Club announces Beer & Burger Benefit Nov. 11th 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0 Golden Triangle,Keller,benefit
Arlington Sunset Rotary announces Oct 28th Gala Peter Scott 2017-10-25 05:00:00Z 0 Arlington Sunset,gala
Posted by Jim Giffin on Oct 24, 2017
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
China Global Scholar
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A Message from Global Scholar Danny Vegel Jim Giffin 2017-10-24 05:00:00Z 0 China,Global Scholar
Posted on Oct 19, 2017
Single parents in Mansfield are in invited to come to our campus for free lunch, coats, hair cuts, vision screening, dental screening, CPR training, vehicle trip inspections, family photos, financial and legal advice and many more fun activites while supplies last. Sponsored by Ben Barber Innovation Academy, Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Club and Ben Barber DECA.
Mansfield Sunrise RC announces Single Parent Fair Nov. 4th 2017-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Southlake Celebrates it's 13th Annual DPS Appreciation Event 2017-10-15 05:00:00Z 0

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 Club of Highland Village announces Annual Golf Tournament Nov. 13th 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Cross Timbers RC Announces annual Christmas Luncheon Dec. 8th 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Save the Date for the Lewisville Morning Rotary Breakfast with Santa at the Lewisville Holiday Stroll Dec 2nd 2017-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Arlington West RC announces Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament Oct 17th Peter Scott 2017-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Morning Rotary Club announces 7th Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony Oct 21st John Pokorny 2017-10-07 05:00:00Z 0 american flag
The Burkburnett Rotary Club Announces a Celebrity Server Dinner Nov. 4th 2017-10-07 05:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Morning and Noon Rotary Clubs announce Joint Lewisville Does Pints for Polio Event 2017-10-07 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio
Rotarians do a great deal of good in the world and being a world-class Rotarian includes not only local community projects, but also projects that are beyond the club level.  The magnitude of these projects is so significant that the support of all Rotary clubs and allied organizations is necessary.  Polio is such a world-wide humanitarian project.  Since 1979, with almost 40 years of unswerving commitment, Rotary through Rotarians, is recognized as the world’s primary (non-government) lead organization to lead the way to eradicate “the world’s greatest crippler,” polio.
Our World Class designation is not just because of our substantial $1.6 billion financial support, it is also because of the 38 years of polio efforts from a world-wide distribution of members, and their influence with global leaders.  It is also a reflection of a Rotary culture that began during the first 20 years when individual Rotarians and clubs funded and managed local Crippled Children Hospitals to help crippled as well as disabled children.
October Polio Update from Rotary International 2017-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good 2017-09-29 05:00:00Z 0


From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian

When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.


What you don’t know about the campaign to end polio 2017-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Hurt on Sep 28, 2017
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  -  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!
End Polio Rotary International
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Polio Eradication Update as of Oct. 27th David Hurt 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio,Rotary International
Rotary Club of Breckenridge will host the 2nd annual Taste of the Holidays Nov 14th 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Breckenridge announces Dec 7th Blood Drive 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Sep 28, 2017

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Are you using Rotary Global Awards? John Pokorny 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Noon Rotary Announces Sporting Clay Shoot Oct 11th 2017-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lyle Dresser on Sep 01, 2017
State Representative from District 64, Dr Lynn Stucky and area State Representatives' donation drive.  Champions members Dr Stucky in green, Gary Henderson and Lyle Dresher.   Numerous other Champions members and friends donated supplies.   They intend to fill an 18-wheeler to take down to a designated area arranged by disaster relief agencies.

Hurricane Harvey
Rotary members at Champions RC Hurricane Harvey Response Lyle Dresser 2017-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 Hurricane Harvey
Rotary, Making a Difference - Texas Rotary Districts Coordinating Rotary Relief Efforts Sharron Miles 2017-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 Foundation Committee,Hurricane Harvey,Rotary International
Districts 5790 and 5810 seeking Auction items for Nov.18th Foundation Festival Peter Scott 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary International,The Rotary Foundation
Mineral Wells RC partners with United Way for the Crazy Kicker on Oct 21st 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Aug 29, 2017
Memo to all District 5790 Rotary Club members dated Aug 28, 2017, from District Governor Chris McLucas; 
I am looking to compile a list of possible housing solutions for our Rotarian friends affected by the hurricane.  If you are able to assist with providing a room for fellow Rotarians please email me the following information ASAP.
Rotary Club
Number of spaces you can provide
I am working with my classmates in order to coordinate assistance for their District. As we move into this week lets most certainly strive to achieve Rotary: Making A Difference.
Yours in Rotary Making A Difference
Christopher J McLucas
District Governor 5790
In addition, here are some other opportunities to make a difference offered by nearby Rotary Districts:
Hurricane Harvey Rotary International
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DG Christopher McLucas asking District 5790 membership to join in helping our South Texas Neighbors John Pokorny 2017-08-29 05:00:00Z 0 Hurricane Harvey,Rotary International
Rotary Districts 5790 and 5810 proudly announce a joint Foundation Festival - Keynote Speaker, RI President Ian Riseley John Pokorny 2017-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary District 5790,Rotary District 5810,Rotary International
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, has been selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president. Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect.
Read about Rotary President Elect Barry Rassin here.

Rotary International
Rotary International announces selection of President Elect 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary International
Our 7 Fort Worth Rotary Clubs announce A Party at Joe T's Roger Pascal 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 Fort Worth,Joe T Garcia's,Rotary International
Posted by Terry Kasin on Aug 03, 2017
We are actively seeking DFW area Sponsors for this event that takes place during Lewisville Western Days and draws over 25,000 visitors to our city.
Several different sponsor opportunities available, some of which include Vendor Booths to display play products and giveaways during the Car Show. Booths located in a prime location within Car Show Vendor area venue. For more info click here.
Cars Rotary Trucks motorcycles
Lewisville Morning Rotary Announces 20th Annual Car Show Fund Raiser Sept. 30th Terry Kasin 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 Cars,Rotary,Trucks,motorcycles
Registration open for District 5790 Institute for Leadership - Event Cancelled! Allen Barraclough 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Institute For Leadership,Training
Posted by Marilyn Pokorny on Aug 02, 2017
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.
Awards District 5790 Membership Committee
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Awards Committee Announces 2017-2018 District Membership Awards Criteria Marilyn Pokorny 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,District 5790,Membership Committee
Posted by John Pokorny on Jul 27, 2017
We are a People of Action.
This years Foundation, Membership and Public Image Extravaganza, August 19th at the Tarrant County College NW Campus will provide you and your fellow club members the tools they need to have the most successful Rotary year ever.
More Foundation Giving, More Members  to do the work and more community publicity about Rotary, those "People of Action" Making a Difference.
Register now by clicking here. On-line registration closes 2:00 PM Friday (Aug 18, 2017). Those that have not registered, can still register for this exciting event at the door at Tarrant County College NW campus on Saturday.
Foundation Committee Membership Committee Public Image Committee
Last Chance for On-Line Registration to attend Extravaganza August 19th John Pokorny 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 Foundation Committee,Membership Committee,Public Image Committee
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
The Foundation Strand includes 3 unique thirty minute breakout sessions:
  1. The first session will include panel discussion of District Grants covering unique projects, lessons learned, club involvement and reporting responsibilities.
  2. The following session will include a panel discussion of Global Grants. We will discuss unique projects, VTT's, Global Scholarships and lessons learned from past and current global grants.
  3. The final session will provide participants some direction the TRF Criteria in the Presidential Citation and Rotary Club Central, criteria for the District Foundation Awards and the expected Foundation goals and results for the coming year.
District 5790 Foundation Committee
District Foundation Chair PDG Paul Lucas announces Foundation Breakout Sessions for Aug 19th Extravaganza 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Foundation Committee
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
 We are a People of Action.
Three separate strands are planned for the Extravaganza breakout sessions:
  1. This strand entails a 120 Minute supper session where participants will bring their laptops and learn how to use ClubRunner and Rotary Club Central on their own club websites and Rotary Club Central Accounts. We will be doing some basic exercises that participants will attempt to perform on their own computers. A team of "coaches" will circulate the room providing Hands-On assistance to participants.
  2. This strand includes 3 thirty minute sessions. 2 sessions covering the use of our Rotary Brands in club communications as well as incorporating utilization of the People of Action campaign. We will have one additional 30 minute session on the development of a Public Image Strategy for your club.
  3. This strand includes 2 thirty minute sessions on Maximizing use your clubs Social Media followed by one 30 minute session entitled "Your Mothers Public Relations Plan".
Public Image Committee
District Services Director, John Pokorny announces Public Image breakout sessions for Extravaganza 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 Public Image Committee
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
In membership, one approach doesn't always work for an organization as diverse as Rotary. Each club has its own culture and set of dynamics which creates a unique set of minds working together as one to make the world a different place, a better place, a more peaceful and stable place. This independence makes Rotary International today one of the most effective humanitarian service organizations on the planet, yet Rotary's model also contributes to Rotary's membership challenges because membership is by invitation only. Inviting someone into a vibrant club is a process which each club establishes so all current members feel comfortable.
We will be providing 3 unique thirty minute sessions covering:
  1. Membership Strategic Planning, Club Assessments, the Seven Step Plan and Rotary Club Central membership goals.
  2. RI Membership Materials, Attracting Young Professionals, Gaining Diversity, Retention and other similar subjects.
  3. Membership options such as Satellite Clubs, Corporate Membership, Membership Incentives and Membership Forums.
District 5790 Membership Committee
District Membership Chair, David Berg announces Membership Breakout Sessions at Extravaganza 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Membership Committee
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
Check out some of the Stories that appear in the RI Website.

District 5790 Rotary International
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What is your clubs People of Action Story? 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Rotary International
Posted by John Pokorny on Jul 27, 2017
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?
District 5790 Membership Committee Writers Cramp
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How does your club follow-up with your guests (potential members)? John Pokorny 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Membership Committee,Writers Cramp
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
Kelly C. Atkinson, PDG, is a native Utahn who has lived in the Salt Lake City Valley his entire life. 

Kelly has a passion for Rotary and its humanitarian missions and it shows when he speaks. A sought after motivational speaker, he has addressed Girls State, RYLAs, over 100 youth groups, Interact, Rotaract, Zone Institutes and 300 Rotary Clubs as well as serving as a Rotary Presidential Representative. In 2007 he was the chairman of the House of Friendship Center at the Rotary International 2007 Convention. He is a Paul Harris Society member as well as a Major Donor.
Foundation Committee Membership Committee Public Image Committee
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PDG Kelly Atkinson to speak at Foundation, Membership and Public Image Extravaganza 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 Foundation Committee,Membership Committee,Public Image Committee
Posted by John Pokorny on Jul 27, 2017
We are a People of Action.
As the Rotary Zone 21b Public Image Coordinator, PDG Lisa Herring of District 5840 speaks with passion about the importance of our Rotary Brand and consistent Rotary messaging that truly promotes members of every club as a People of Action.
She was with us for our 2016 Extravaganza and is back again this year with more exciting news for our club Public Image committees with ways they help promote Rotary, their clubs membership efforts and club foundation initiatives.
Public Image Committee
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PDG Lisa Herring returns for our 2017 Foundation, Membership and Public Image Extravaganza John Pokorny 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 Public Image Committee
Posted on Jul 27, 2017
Larry Dimmitt has been a member of the Downtown Topeka Rotary Club since 1983. He served on the club’s board of directors, and has held several club offices, including president in 2001-02. He was honored as “outstanding club president” in the district. He helped start an Interact Club at Topeka High School in 2001, and helped charter two new Rotary clubs in 2003. Larry was an Assistant Governor for three years and was chair of the Heartland Multi-District PETS. He served as District Governor in 2006-07. He was District Foundation Chair for three years, and served as District Annual Programs Fund Chair. He also served as Zone 27 Rotary Foundation Alumni Coordinator and currently serves as Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator. He also currently serves as Paul Harris Society Coordinator for Zone 27 and has been selected as Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for 2014-17. 
2018-20 RI Director Elect Larry Dimmit to be Luncheon Speaker at the Foundation, Membership and Public Image Extravaganza 2017-07-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by DG Chris McLucas on Jul 24, 2017
We are "People of Action".
Presumably, your club has already or is in the process of establishing club goals for the Rotary, Making A Difference year. Here are some tools at your disposal:
District 5790 Rotary International
Ready, Set, Goal! DG Chris McLucas 2017-07-24 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Rotary International
A great story about an Interactor from Brazil 2017-07-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 19, 2017

There has been an outpouring of heartfelt messages since Rotary International President-elect Sam’s passing last week. Rotarians and members of the public have been sharing memories and recalling how Sam inspired them through his hard work as a Rotarian and as a dedicated civil servant. It is clear that his impact and legacy were felt worldwide.

There will be a service for Sam on Friday, 21 July, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, Texas. Friends in the area are encouraged to visit. Funeral services in Uganda are currently being planned.

Rotary International
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Rotary Loses a Cherished Leader 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary International
Posted by David Hurt on Jul 15, 2017
So far this year we have only 7 new Total Paralysis Cases Worldwide. 19 were recorded for the same time period last year. Our goal of course is zero.
The Final Three Endemic Countries:
Pakistan - One new Polio case reported this week.  Three cases reported in 2017 -the most recent from the Killa Abdullah Balochistan province with an onset on 6/10/17.  Twenty Polio cases were reported in 2016.  No new WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported this week.
Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Four cases reported in 2017 - the most recent in the Nawzad district, Hilmand with the onset of paralysis on 4/16/17,  Thirteen Polio cases were reported in 2016. One new Polio-positive environmental sample was collected this week from the Kandahar area in Afghanistan.    
Nigeria - No new Polio cases reported this week.   Four Polio cases reported in 2016 - with no cases reported in 2015.  The most recent case was reported on 8/2016 on Borno State. 
District 5790 End Polio Foundation Committee Rotary International
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July 13th Polio Eradication Update David Hurt 2017-07-15 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,End Polio,Foundation Committee,Rotary International
Posted by Rhyan Anderson on Jul 01, 2017
In Rotary, the month of July is Rotary Officers transition month. It is a time when each clubs Board of Director's confirm their annual strategic plans and appoint committee chairs and members. Each club will be appointing members to their Foundation Committee, their Membership Committee and their Public Image Committee. Think sturdy three legged stool on which the remainder of the clubs service and fund raisers committees rest in order to be successful. 
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District 5790 Foundation Committee Membership Committee Public Image Committee Rotary Training
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Registration is open for the Foundation, Membership & Public Image Extravaganza Rhyan Anderson 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0 District 5790,Foundation Committee,Membership Committee,Public Image Committee,Rotary,Training
Posted by John Pokorny on Jun 30, 2017
District 5790 and all the clubs that participated in our Vocational Hero's recognition program this past year one of the topics of discussion in the latest issue of the Rotary Zones 21 and 27 July, 2017 Newsletter Edition. Check out pages 10 and 11 of the edition. Congratulations to Angie Cox and Eddie Salame and all that participated. When other districts see what we are doing, similar such efforts are sure to follow in their districts.
Fire Fighters Paramedics Police Teachers Vocational Hero community service service
District 5790 is in the News. Zone 21b & 27 Newsletter that is. John Pokorny 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0 Fire Fighters,Paramedics,Police,Teachers,Vocational Hero,community service,service
Posted by Ken Powell, 16-17 President Highland Village RC on Jun 28, 2017
Highland Village Rotary Club is moving from Fresco's to Shoal Creek Tavern in The Shops at Highland Village.  Our first meeting at the new venue will be Thursday evening July 13th. 
Evening Club Highland Village Rotary
Rotary Club of Highland Village moving meeting location Ken Powell, 16-17 President Highland Village RC 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0 Evening Club,Highland Village,Rotary
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
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.


PRIP Ray Klingingsmith to Speak at June 24th Induction of District Governor, Officers and Club Presidents 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Gene Davenport on Jun 18, 2017
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!
“Why Clubs Need a Renewed Vision” PDG Gene Davenport 2017-06-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Jun 11, 2017
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.
District 5790 Rotary Members were Supercharged at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta John Pokorny 2017-06-11 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Eradication Update - For The Week Ending 03/30/17 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
May Membership Report has 32 Clubs at a Net Growth of 1% or Greater 2017-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on May 23, 2017
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.
Consider Satellite Rotary Clubs as an option for membership growth John Pokorny 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
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.
May 11th, 2017.  Putting for Polio – Shelter Box Scramble  
11 a.m. line up, 12 p.m. shotgun start. 
Click HERE to register your team (or yourself)
The conference kicks off with our ALL CLUBS Luncheon on Friday, May 12th, 2017.
Our Full Conference Agenda can be found HERE.
Conference Registration HERE. Reserve your room HERE.  
DFW Marriott Solana room rate of $129/night.
The 2017 District Conference Registration ends May 5th - Register Now 2017-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
A Great Rotary Membership Video so share... 2017-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
 Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0
2017 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2016 Totals)
Endemic Countries –2 Pakistan (2016-20), 3 Afghanistan (2016-13),
0 Nigeria (2016-4)
The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $35Mil/Yr.)
Our Rotary-wide 2016-17 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $45 Million + the Gates Foundation Match
This year, Rotarians have raised $37.8 Million toward our $45 Million PolioPlus Fundraising Goal for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.
Please consider making an additional personal, Club, or District DDF donation to the PolioPlus Fund of The Rotary Foundation this coming week to help us reach our goal.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could announce that we have made our $45 Million PolioFundraising Goal when Bill Gates takes the podium at the Rotary International Convention on Monday, June 12, 2017?
Polio Eradication Update - For The Week Ending May 27th 2017-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Lewisville Morning Rotary recognizes Vocational Hero, HHS Special Ed Teacher Karen Cummings
On March 23rd, the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club honored Hebron High School Special Education Teacher Karen Cummings as our Teaching Vocational Hero. Rotary believes that Vocations are an opportunity to serve humanity. And, no one serves humanity more than our teachers, police officers and firemen. Consequently, Rotary clubs throughout District 5790 have been honoring the outstanding vocational hero's in our district. Karen was nominated by Hebron High School leadership for her outstanding dedication to the special needs children of Hebron High School. Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas in Dallas. She has been married to her husband Don for 36 years an has two daughters Lauren and Lindsey. Lewisville Morning Rotary has gotten to know Karen when she attends one of our meetings where we honor a Student of the Month from the Special Ed program. Clearly she has had an impact on these students and their families. Congratulations Hebron High School Vocational Hero, Karen Cummings!

Lewisville Morning Rotary recognizes Teacher Vocational Hero 2017-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marilyn Pokorny on Mar 28, 2017
Many of our 70 Rotary Clubs have been doing a fantastic job this year in all areas of Rotary Service in addition to membership. It is time to stand-up and be recognized. And, of course to be recognized as one of our Star clubs, district clubs must complete the on-line District 5790 Awards Submission forms before midnight on March 31, 2017. There are 8 categories to complete. Clubs can compete in just one category or all 8 categories. Clubs will be recognized according to size as of July 1, 2016 (small (1-20 members), medium (21-30 members), Large (31-50 members) and Extra Large (50+members)). The clubs that believe they are eligible for Club of the Year in your club size category will need to complete all 8 categories even though they may not have satisfied all the requirements of the category. Please contact your club leadership to make sure your club has submitted the appropriate forms.
To access the Awards Submission Page click green switch 
District Recognition Awards Deadline Reminder Marilyn Pokorny 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gerald Robinson on Mar 28, 2017
Congratulations to the newly chartered Denton Evening Rotary Club and their Club President Glen Farris.
The Denton Evening Rotary Club chartered Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Agua Dulce Mexican Kitchen with 42 members. Stop by and congratulate our newest club at their next meeting.
They meet every 1st and 3rd Monday at 6;30 PM at Agua Dulce Mexican Kitchen at 115 S. Elm St in Denton.   
Club President
Glen Farris  
Congratulations to the new Denton Evening Rotary Club Chartered March 27, 2017 Gerald Robinson 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Mar 28, 2017
On Thursday March 23, 2017 a formation group of Little Elm business leaders and citizens voted to seek status as the Rotary Satellite Club of Little Elm sponsored by the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club. At that same meeting they elected Chairman Lori Krouskos (right in photo), Vice Chair Person Claudia Stooksberry (left in photo) and Club Secretary Sandi Sabonis. Members of the group completed satellite club membership applications and the Club Application that will be submitted to the Rotary International District and Club Support Representatives to confirm their status.
The Rotary Satellite Club of Little Elm will meet 6:30 pm every 2nd and 4th Thursday at Bella's Cafe in Little Elm. Please plan to travel across the beautiful Lewisville Lake Bridge Thursday evening, April 13th and congratulate Lori, Claudia, Sandi and the rest of the Little Elm folks on their brand new Satellite Rotary Club.
The Satellite Rotary Club of Little Elm sponsored by the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club elects officers John Pokorny 2017-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allison Pollak on Mar 21, 2017

The Rotary Club of Fort Worth’s FIFTH Annual Crazy Pants Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, April, 25, 2017 at Ridglea Country Club – South Course.  This is a member's only course, so you won't want to miss out on the opportunity to play these challenging and exclusive links.  This is always a memorable event and one of the premiere golf events of the year! Hold your pointer over "Crazy Pants Open" and click to register for the open.

Fort Worth Rotary announces the Crazy Pants Open April 25th Allison Pollak 2017-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on Mar 20, 2017
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. 
DG Mary Ann McDuff announces Rotarian Peter Scott as 2019-2020 District Governor Sharron Miles 2017-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Suddereth on Mar 05, 2017
Help our Rotary District 5790 tee up a successful Golf Tournament to raise $20,000 to End Polio Now and purchase ShelterBox kits for worldwide disaster relief efforts. Sponsors are still needed for the event. The Golf Tournament Committee is still in need of a $5000 Title Sponsor and the $1000 ShelterBox Sponsor. In addition, we would like to see as many $1000 sponsors as possible. We encourage as many of our district Rotary clubs as possible to consider being $1000 sponsors. Your clubs sponsorship will include the cost of a 4 member team of Rotarians and guests.
Many thanks to Kyle Nayfa with Edward Jones and First United Bank & Trust for stepping up as 19th hole and box lunch sponsors. In addition to the Title and ShelterBox sponsors, the committee still has other smaller sponsor opportunities available. To see other sponsor opportunities still available click here.
Sponsors needed for the District Conference Golf Tournament Randy Suddereth 2017-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
District is Raising Funds for ShelterBox at our District Conference Golf Tournament Randy Sudderth 2017-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Help End Polio Now and Have Fun Doing it Randy Sudderth 2017-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Adam Reese on Mar 04, 2017
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.
Welcome to Rotary District 5790, composed of sixty-nine vibrant clubs across the Texas North Central Plains area. Adam Reese 2017-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Make your District Conference Hotel Reservations Now Adam Reese 2017-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

by Quentin Wodon, a member of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., USA

Let’s admit it: achieving a high growth rate (negative or positive) is easier with a small club. Still, after more than five years of almost continuous decline in membership, my club was excited to report a 60 percent growth in membership from July to October. We had 18 members on 1 July. Now we have 29, with 11 new members inducted in the first trimester of the new Rotary year.

How did we do it? Let me share our recipe:

6 ingredients for membership growth 2017-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Fort Worth RC announces Hands on Peace Event Feb 25th at Texas Wesleyan University 2017-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Feb 18, 2017
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.
Eads helping the district grow through Membership Extention John Pokorny 2017-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Feb 18, 2017
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 Fickling helping Rotary Clubs Rethink their Membership Strategy John Pokorny 2017-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2017
Check out the wonderful Rotary International Support Resources available to help club grow and retain members.
Also, click on the "membership" tab of the main menu bar above to discover the support provided by your District 5790 membership team.
RI President John Germ Talks about Membership 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Have you checked out the February Membership Minute? John Pokorny 2017-02-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kay Huse on Feb 13, 2017
The Rotary Club of Aledo, was very motivated and educated from their vision training, and have implemented several of the suggested ideas. Our brand new Champions RC had a similar experience earlier this year. It would be very beneficial to the district clubs to schedule this program as soon as the club and Visioning team schedules permit. Would you like more information? Please e-mail Gene Davenport.
District 5790 Membership Team Tidbits Kay Huse 2017-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Feb 13, 2017
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. 
Membership Retention Chair, Lori Williams helps District 5790 Clubs with Retention Goals John Pokorny 2017-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Feb 13, 2017
Welcome to the first edition of the Membership Madness Dispatch. The Membership Madness Dispatch is a weekly publication intended to encourage our Vibrant Clubs to share the joys of Rotary membership with local business and community members by inviting them to become Rotarians themselves.
So, DG Mary Ann McDuff, can we increase the membership of District 5790 clubs by 10% before June 30, 2017? To quote DG Mary Ann, "YES WE CAN!
Yes we can! John Pokorny 2017-02-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Feb 11, 2017
Starting her 3rd year as the District 5790 Membership Chair (she was co-chair last year two years), Kay has demonstrated a great deal of success both as a Rotarian and a member of the Parker County business community where she works as the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce Director of Marketing and Events.
Kay Huse has been an active member of Rotary Club of Weatherford since 2007 and served as president from 2011-2012. She has served on the District 5790 Membership Committee from 2013 to 2017. Her most influential experience in Rotary was the celebration of 100 years of Rotary at the 2009 Rotary International Convention in Birmingham, England. Her visit to the House of Friendship and realization of the diverse projects being carried out by over 2 million Rotarians in the world, won her heart. “So many needs being met by so many Rotarians was a powerful moment and I knew I would always be a Rotarian. My love for humanitarian work and the work of Rotary was an excellent pairing,” she said.
District 5790 Director Kay Huse helping clubs achieve Membership Growth Goal John Pokorny 2017-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Morning Rotary to recognize LPD Officer Charlene Collins, Victim Liaison Officer at Jan 26th Meeting John Pokorny 2017-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor Elect, Chris McLucas attends the Rotary International Assembly 2017-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
Three Keller first responders honored with Rotary Vocational Excellence Award apatterson 2017-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
The Heart of Peace Concert announced by AGSW and FWE Rotary Clubs 2017-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Craig Martin on Jan 08, 2017

Please save the date and join us for a Membership Roundtable on Friday, January 20th at the Marriott Solana in Westlake, TX from 8:30 - 10:00 am!

Come to hear and discuss best practices on attracting new and vibrant members to your club.  

According to District Governor Mary Ann McDuff, this even is scheduled primarily for Clubs in the East side of our district, but all are welcome!

Come join us for a Membership Round Table Craig Martin 2017-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
The District 5790 Eradicate Polio Journal - Volume 2016 Issue 4 2016-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Nurses in right place at right time
The angels aren’t always on your shoulder. Sometimes they’re running right behind you. You could say that what happened to Kevin Franks was either a marvel of modern medicine or a tribute to good fortune. Some might even call it a miracle.

Wonderful Story from Flower Mound Rotary Club 2016-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Secord on Dec 19, 2016
PDG Troy Secord has provided some information for those that are considering a train ride to Atlanta for the 2017 RI Convention.
Sounds like fun if you are so inclined...check it out.
Not sure John & Judy Germ will be available to meet you track side though.
How about taking the Train to the Atlanta Convention? Troy Secord 2016-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Join us for the 2017 Rotary International Convention June 10-14 Troy Secord 2016-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ann McDuff on Dec 19, 2016
The 2016-17 District Governor Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that the nomination process for District 5790 Governor for 2019-20 is now open.  
2019-2020 District Governor Nominations are Open Mary Ann McDuff 2016-12-19 06:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Morning Rotary recognizes Andrea Scott with Vocational Excellence Award 2016-12-10 06:00:00Z 0
Have you Registered for the International Convention Yet? Early Registration Ends December 18th 2016-12-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Dec 03, 2016

Texas Connects Us: Lewisville School Food Pantry
Lewisville Harmon High School has a pantry where students whose families are struggling to afford a meal can find a snack, no questions asked.

Check out this story on NBC 5. Wonderful story about a Lewisville ISD school that are feeding their free and reduced students who don't have food at home through the efforts of the staff, students and the local business community. If you watch the video carefully, you will see that Lewisville Noon Rotary is among those that are are contributing to the Harmon High School Grub Room to collect and distribute food to those children. We are Rotary proud.
Proud of our fellow Rotarians at Lewisville Noon Rotary John Pokorny 2016-12-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Derrik Kinney on Dec 02, 2016
There is an old saying within the Rotary Folklore that stipulates that in order to have a great Rotary meeting, 3 things are required:
A Nice Venue
Good Food
A Great Speaker
Of those 3, the greatest challenge for a Club Service committee is consistently coming up with great speakers for every meeting. Speakers that are interesting, relevant and meaningful for your club members that speak on topics that will expand Rotary member horizons are not always easy to find week in and week out. And, it is for that reason that the District 5790 District Services team has instituted a Speakers Bureau. We have a list of 71 tried and true speakers that have spoken at Rotary meetings just like yours. The list was assembled from recommendations from Rotary members that have heard them speak. This list is updated periodically to add folks you have recommended and delete folks that are no longer available to speak. The Dec 1, 2016 update is now available on the District 5790 Website. Click here to view. Please feel free to contact Speakers Bureau chair Derrick Kinney with suggestions for this list.
District 5790 Speakers Bureau - Available Speakers List Update Derrik Kinney 2016-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
On-line Registration Extended to Nov 7th at Midnight John Pokorny 2016-11-04 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY BUILDER NEWS - 2016 Issue Vol I 2016-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Max Morley on Oct 22, 2016
Susie McAlister from the Arlington Club Receives the Rotary Builder Award
Susie McAlister was born in Fort Worth.  Her grandfather, Sam Wine, was the first president of this Club.  After graduating from Arlington High School, she cheered for Arlington State College and then the University of Texas at Arlington before graduating from TCU.  She taught Art and coached cheerleading for many years in Midland where she was in Junior League with Laura Bush before moving back to Arlington in 2001 to care for her mother. 
Susie worked for Special Olympics in Fort Worth where she started their annual fundraiser, “Steaks and Stetsons.” Today, she attends grandkids’ events, and serves on the Arlington Veterans Day Observance Committee. She also serves on the boards of Theatre Arlington, Advocates for Special People, and Rotary.  As the Club Secretary, Susie is the glue that holds our Club together.  She is always thoughtful in her contribution to our Club and her work behind the scenes makes the day-to-day flow of our Club seamless.  We are very lucky to have Susie McAlister!
Susie McAlister Rotary Builder Max Morley 2016-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Max Morley on Oct 22, 2016
Mark Cloud from Arlington Sunrise receives the Rotary Builder Award
Mark Cloud is a son of the Republic of Texas.  He was born in Houston, grew up in El Paso and Alice, and he moved to Arlington in 1990.  He has a microbiology degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He has put this to great use in the mortgage business for the last 18 years.  He has been married to Nora Cloud for 16 years and has two lovely girls, ages 10 and 13.
Anytime we ask Mark to do something, he is always there to help and the first to sign up.  That is the reason Mark is receiving the prestigious Rotary Builder Award as a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington Sunrise.
Mark Cloud Rotary Builder Max Morley 2016-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Max Morley on Oct 21, 2016
Diana Mendell, Mansfield, Receives the Rotary Builder Award
Diana Mendell is a fairly new member of the Mansfield Rotary Club having joined after moving to Mansfield from San Antonio.  A fellow Rotarian recommended Rotary to Diana as a way to give back to her community. 
Upon joining Rotary, her friend presented her with a Paul Harris Fellowship to celebrate her involvement in the club.  Since then, Diana has jumped in with both feet and without asking how deep the water is.  In her first year, she took charge of the silent auction held in conjunction with the club’s first Casino Night fundraiser, and she created a fantastic team that resulted in a very successful auction. 
As she entered her second year of Rotary membership, she accepted the position of Community Service Director without hesitation and again without asking how deep the water is.  As a director, she is working to maintain and grow the club’s current community service programs. She is also working to extend the club’s reach to the Mansfield ISD Phoenix Academy to provide a new level of support to its students. 
Diana is an enthusiastic member of the club.  When she takes on a project, you can count on her to get it done at a very high level.
Dian Mendell Rotary Builder Max Morley 2016-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Max Morley on Oct 20, 2016
Ben Bruce is a new Rotarian.  He is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Arlington Highlands that was chartered this year. He is a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam era.  He is a long-time resident of Arlington, and he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He retired from Siemens Corporation in 2007 as a Senior Vice President of a business subdivision in Postal Automation.  Since retirement, Ben has founded his own logistics-consulting firm, Trinity Technical Group, and serves as Chief Operations Officer.  Ben retired in 2015 after volunteering 30 years to law enforcement in Arlington and Dalworthington Gardens.

Ben Bruce is receiving the Rotary Builder Award for the amazing work he has done with the Bowie High School Mentoring Program.  Thanks to his work with the project, we are now starting up the Interact Club there again.  
Ben Bruce, Arlington Highlands, Receives the Rotary Builder Award Max Morley 2016-10-20 05:00:00Z 0
One Focus 2016-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by   David Hurt, 2016 District 5790 Foundation Polio Chair on Oct 19, 2016
An introduction to Poliomyelitis   David Hurt, 2016 District 5790 Foundation Polio Chair 2016-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Taylor on Oct 18, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas —Rotary Clubs of District 5790 will host the annual Rotary Foundation Gala Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston St., from 6 to 10 pm, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation.
This year’s theme for the Foundation Gala is “The Power of One” and the keynote speaker will be 2016-2018 Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs. 
Rotary Clubs of District 5790 to celebrate The Rotary Foundation Centennial Dan Taylor 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Omni Fort Worth Hotel - The Perfect Venue for a Centennial Clelebration 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

“When the history of Rotary is written in the days to come, the name of Arch Klumph will stand high in the place that marks the remembrance of anyone who has achieved great things in the history and development of the organization.”

– E Leslie Pidgeon, 1917-18 RI president, speech to the 1918 Rotary convention

100 Years of Doing Good in the World 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Oct 18, 2016

In 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

What better way is there to start your Centennial Year Celebration than by attending the the 2016 Foundation Gala Centennial Celebration Gala on November 12th at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from 6 pm until 10 pm.

Purchase Tickets Now

Ways you can be a part of The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration John Pokorny 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dr. Leslie K. Bender Jutzi on Oct 09, 2016
Burleson Mid-day Rotary Club are seeking donations of books. This is an inaugural ride of what will be an annual event to support reading at Burleson ISD.  This years' selection of books will be donated to elementary schools for student reading circles.  Stampede Harley representatives and Burleson Area Mid-day Rotary Club members will distribute the books to classrooms and read to students on a monthly basis.
Burleson Mid Day Rotary announces Charity Ride for Books Dr. Leslie K. Bender Jutzi 2016-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
The Lewisville Morning Rotary Club announces a Texas Tea to End Polio on the Eve of World Polio Day - Oct 23 2016-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016
For Week Ending Oct.1, 2016
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
15,300,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988     
Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0   
2016 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2015 Totals)
Endemic Countries –14 Pakistan (2015-54), 9 Afghanistan (2015-20),
3 Nigeria (2015-0)
End Polio Status as of Oct. 1, 2016 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016
Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917. That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.
A Short History of The Rotary Foundation 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016
No new Polio cases reported this week.  Nine Polio cases reported in 2016 with 20 cases recorded in 2015. The most recent case, with an onset of paralysis on 08/11/16 was from Paktika - near the Pakistan border. 
End Polio Update - Afganistan 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016
No new Polio cases reported this week.  Fourteen Polio cases reported in 2016 with 54 cases recorded in 2015  The most recent case, with the onset of paralysis on 07/27/16 was from the South Waziristan agency of FATA. 
End Polio Now update from Pakastan 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Hurt on Sep 30, 2016
District 5790 has a goal to raise over $70,000 for TRF Polio Plus fund. Beyond asking Rotary members to donate to the fund, the best way to obtain this goal is for each of the 69 chartered clubs in our district to host some type of End Polio Now fund raiser in their community.
Raising Money for End Polio Now - Club Challenge David Hurt 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016
Now, here is a clever idea that Houston area Rotary Clubs will be doing to End Polio on October 8, 2016. At all three Microsoft Stores in the Houston, Texas area - Baybrook Mall, Galleria Mall, & Woodlands Mall - 11 AM to 5 PM.  We will be Dying Pinkies Purple
Houston Area Rotary Clubs hosting Give Polio the Finger Events 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Hurt on Sep 30, 2016
District 5790 is part of Rotary Zone 21b and 27. Our zone goal is to register 1000 Polio Day events. Meaning the 22 districts in our paired zone should average 45 events. Register your Club's event at  
World Polio Day is Oct 24th David Hurt 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Hurt on Sep 30, 2016
Nigeria has been reclassified as a country affected by endemic transmission of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).  Nigeria had been removed from the list of endemic countries in September 2015, following a year of no reported/detected WPV1 cases in the country. 
Polio Update - Nigeria Reclassified Dave Hurt 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Gala Theme - The Power of One 2016-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
 Dean, her husband Rhino and their 3 children emigrated to Canada from South Africa 26 years ago. Dean grew up in Zambia and after marrying Rhino lived in Malawi, Namibia and South Africa. Dean was born into a Rotary family and when Rhino joined Rotary in 1986 became an active Rotary Ann until she joined Rotary in 1989. On arriving in Vancouver both Dean and Rhino joined the Rotary Club of West Vancouver and at present are members of the Rotary Club of Langley Central in District 5050.
2016 Foundation Gala Keynote Speaker, RIDE Dean Rohrs (Rotary International Director 2016-2018) 2016-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Ben Bruce, Arlington Highlands RC, Earns the Rotary Builder Award 2016-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Darlage named Rotary Builder by Metroport Rpotary 2016-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Breckenridge Rotary Awards this years Rotary Builder 2016-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on Sep 16, 2016
To register, place pointer on above image to link to the registration page.
Celebrating 100 Years of Doing Good in the World
Governor Mary Ann McDuff is excited about the 100th birthday of the Rotary Foundation and has planned a great party for all of us!!
Please make plans to join us for the 2016 Rotary 5790 Foundation Gala!
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Rotary members are encouraged to register as quickly as possible. Proximity to the stage will be determined by your paid registration date. Clubs that wish to do so, may register an entire table of 10. Two table options are available including an exciting Centennial Table option. We have an individual member option also. Individual members can purchase a Gala Admission for family members that wish to join in the fun.
Register for the Foundation Centennial Celebration Gala, November 12th Sharron Miles 2016-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2016
SANDY de LARA shown her with DG Mary Ann McDuff(left) and Kelley Club president Cindy Johnson
Sandy takes responsibility for our Keller Club Foundation-Grant Writing. Sandy has also been very active with our Interact Clubs.She was instrumental in getting the Interact Club at three schools to set up Shelter Boxes in the schools.  She raised money to purchase those boxes. Sandy acquired a matching grant so we were able to purchase seven Shelter
Boxes.  She works tirelessly with the schools and the students to promote Rotary.
Keller RC names it's 2016 Rotary Builder of the Year 2016-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2016
Southlake RC Rotary Builder, Brandon Fincher shown here with DG Mary Ann McDuff
Brandon is a relatively new member of the Rotary Club of Southlake but has really showed initiative and interest in Rotary.  He is our President elect and is our Membership committee chair as well as serving on the Community Service committee.  He also served as our Sergeant of Arms last year as a brand new member.  

Rotary Builder for Southlake Club - Brandon Fincher 2016-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 16, 2016
Golden Triangle Rotary Builder Award Recipient Matt Browning shown here with DG Mary Ann McDuff (his left) and Golden Triangle Rotary Club President Joan Manning
Matt has been instrumental in growing the membership and as presidential nominee is spearheading the membership growth this year with the past president.
Golden Triangle Names Matt Browning Rotary Builder 2016-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2016
Detective Hartsell shown here with DG Mary Ann McDuff &Juneria P. Berges on his right and Captain Eddie Saleme in his left.  Detective Brent Hartsell has been employed by the Grapevine Police Department for 12  years.  After spending 10 years in patrol he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division where he has excelled in his new role. 
Grapevine RC Awards Vocational Excellence Award 2016-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allen Barraclough on Sep 07, 2016
 Got Rising Stars?
Each Rotary club in the district has rising stars in their membership - someone who is recognized as having potential for leadership in both the club and the district. The District 5790 Institute for Leadership (IFL) is where you want to send them.
Registration for 2016 Institute for Leadership is open Allen Barraclough 2016-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
2016 Manual of Procedure Available 2016-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 03, 2016
 DG Mary Ann McDuff shown here with Azle RC Rotary Builder Award Recipient Mark Laudenheimer. According to Azle Club President, Debra Jenkins, the recipient of our Rotary Builder Award this year is a person who has been very active in the Azle Community since moving to the area 6 years ago. 
Azle RC names its 2016 Rotary Builder 2016-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Valerie Landry on Sep 02, 2016
 A great time for fellowship with other Rotarians while while contributing to End Polio Now
$20 per person gets you three beers, plus a custom pint glass and 50% of proceeds will go to Polio Plus Foundation
Purchase your tickets now!
Place pointer on green switch and click
When Page Opens, scroll to option entitled
"District Pints for Polio - October 8 - 3:00pm"
Select number of tickets you wish to purchase and pay on-line via PayPal via any credit or debit card
The Rotary Club of Arlington Announces Pints for Polio Event  Valerie Landry 2016-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Vocational Excellence Awards Monthly Bulletin - Vol I, Issue I 2016-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Grapevine Rotary Honors, Grapevine Firefighter, Morris Leondar with Vocational Excellence Award Allison P. 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Todd Taylor on Aug 29, 2016

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.

Lewisville Morning Rotary Club Honors LPD Captain Hunter Todd Taylor 2016-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas on Aug 29, 2016
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. 
Rotary District 6200 needs our help Paul Lucas 2016-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bob Troyer on Aug 17, 2016
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.
Rotary Builders Recognized at Area 10 All Clubs Luncheon Bob Troyer 2016-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rebecca Eden on Aug 07, 2016
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.
1st District 5790 Club Award of First Responder & Teacher Recognition by the HEB Rotary Club Rebecca Eden 2016-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Germ on Aug 04, 2016

I hope that on 11 August, at 10 a.m. Chicago time, you and your fellow Rotarians will be able to join me and Rotary Vice-President Jennifer Jones for a Facebook Live video chat. We’ll be talking about the importance of membership and taking questions. More information is available on my Facebook page.


Live Face Book Chat with John Germ - Aug 11 at 10 AM CDT John Germ 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Aug 04, 2016
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 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.
New Rotary International Membership Materials Available John Pokorny 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by T Jay McEwen on Aug 04, 2016
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.
Bowie Rotary Clubs Newest Paul Harris Fellow - Awarded by DG Mary Ann McDuff T Jay McEwen 2016-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jack Marx on Aug 02, 2016
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.
First Rotary Builder of the new year awarded at Brownwood Rotary Club Jack Marx 2016-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 01, 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.

RI Presidents Message for August 2016 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on Jul 21, 2016
Sherri Munoz, an educator and entrepreneur, has been a Rotarian since 1997. she will be serving Rotary as Rotary Coordinator for Zones 21b & part of 27 as will as District 5840 Rotary Leadership Institute Coordinator.   
As club president of a club with 102 members, Sherri ledmembership development initiatives that resulted in a 12% increase in club membership. Later serving as District Membership Chair, District 5840 earned the top membership achievement award in the paired zones, and then when serving as Governor, District 5840 was recognized as one of the top 15 districts in the world for combinedmembership growth and retention along with Foundation support. Along with her husband, Al, she serves as a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisors for the Rotary Foundation, and they have participated in seven polio immunizations in India. 
Rotary Regional Coordinator for Membership- Sherri Muniz to Speak Aug 27 Sharron Miles 2016-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on Jul 21, 2016
Suzi graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Elementary Education. She owns and operates South Shore Montessori. She is our Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator.
   Suzi and her husband Bill have been married for 40 years and live in Friendswood. When asked how he will support Suzi in her role as District Governor, he said, "I will go wherever she sends me - to play golf!"
Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator- Suzi Howe to Speak at Aug 27 Seminar Sharron Miles 2016-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 07, 2016
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. 
Meet 2016-17 Rotary International President John Germ 2016-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Serves Humanity Theme Logo Available 2016-07-06 05:00:00Z 0
See y'll in Weatherford
On-Line Registrations is Closed
We have a few seats open for those that Register at the Door

2016 Foundation and Membership Seminar

August 27, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

North Side Baptist Church

910 North Main         Weatherford, TX

Foundation and Membership Seminar Aug 27 Sharron Miles 2016-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Boyll on Jun 25, 2016
District Governor Elect Mary Ann McDuff shows just how close we are to eradicating polio.
Through June 24 we only have 17 reported cases versus the 29 cases we had for the same time period last year.
To donate, click, MyRotary login, then click "take action" and "end polio" to donate.
Polio Eradication Update - Week Ending June 26, 2016 Dave Boyll 2016-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
2016 Council on Legislation 2016-06-09 05:00:00Z 0
4-Way Test Speech Contest Finals at the All-Clubs Conference - May 14 Karyn Bullock 2016-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Morales on May 30, 2016
This year our District Governor, Troy Secord encouraged our clubs and Rotarians to hold a community service project at the All Clubs Conference.  The catch was: how could we involve our youth clubs? What to do, what to do? In the wake of a weak moment, I volunteered.  I wasn’t worried, I knew Rotaractors, Interactors, Youth Exchange, and Rotarians would have my back. The only thing left was to decide what to do?
The Biggest District 5790 Food Drive Ever to take place at the All-Clubs Conference Dan Morales 2016-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
June is Rotary Fellowship Minth 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
District 5790 to Induct new District Governor for 2016-17 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
May is Rotary Youth Services Month 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
June is Rotary Fellowship Month 2016-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Secord, District Governor on May 18, 2016
Well Rotarians, we have concluded the All Clubs Celebration this year. What a fantastic year our Clubs and Rotarians have had in “Being a Gift to the World”.
 Looking at all the activities that occurred over the weekend we had opportunities to do serious activities such as the business meeting.  
Reflections on the All Clubs Conference Celebration! Troy Secord, District Governor 2016-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Secord on May 17, 2016
Now that the 2015-2016 Rotary year is over I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the year as a District Governor.
When the year first started, I was very nervous primarily because I did not want to let down any Rotarian in our District.  I wanted to be inspirational, be a testament to what Rotary can do for others, encourage Rotarians to be vibrant and engaged in their Clubs.
Reflections on the Rotary Year 2015-16! Troy Secord 2016-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
Only 2 Days Remain to Register 2016-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
Invitation to District Governor Elect Mary Ann McDuff Installation Banquet 2016-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
Are you looking for that next giving opportunity in Rotary? You need a plan! 
Learn more about the Rotary Foundation and what it makes possible.  How your gifts support Rotary’s work across the world and help ensure the future of Rotary.  Deborah West, TRF Fundraising Chair will share the common challenges and success stories while giving you practical hands on tips for taking your donations to the next level. 
Key topics in this session:
• How the Rotary Foundation Functions in District 5790
• Fundraising for the Annual Program Fund & End Polio Now
• Where District 5790 stands on current goals
• TRF Goals for 2016-17
• The Rotary Foundation committee current & incoming leadership
How District 5790 is a Gift the the World Karyn Bullock 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Saturday - Breakfast 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
We ain't braggin - one of our very recent success stories... 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
In this session, Conrad Heede will be discussing our Global Grant Scholarship program. Andy Eads and Lori fickling will be following up with some fantastic District 5790 membership success stories.
Plenary Session 5 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Some give the Gift of Life. Let John Purdue share the fantastic year our district has had in giving the gift of life. And, some wish to shar their gift of youth by reaching out to their communities as Young Professionals. Kayla Christianson will be talking about Rotary's Young Professionals initiatives.
Plenary Session 4 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
How is our District Foundation a Gift to the World? Well, let Deb West count the ways. Conrad Heede will follow-up with the gifts the Rotary Fellowships provide and anyone that has been involved with RYLA knows RYLA is a blessing.
Plenary Session 3 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Our district has had a long history of supporting Wheel Chair Projects, Rotary Teacher Exchange and Shelter Box Projects throughout the world. Let Dan Morales, Conrad Heede and Brian Glenn tell you about this years successes.
Plenary Session 2 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Check our what PDG Sharron Miles and Scott Hendricks have to say about this years Outstanding Club Projects.
Plenary Session 1 2016-05-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karyn Bullock on May 04, 2016
Clint Ishmael looked forward to sharing with you about RYLA, the action-packed program that helps build confidence, enhances communication, and forges new friendships.  This is an adventure that might change your life.  Go RYLA!
RYLA Leading the Way! Karyn Bullock 2016-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
Fun for the Family while at the All-Clubs Conference 2016-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Saturday Luncheon 2016-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
All-Clubs Conference at the Hilton Arlington - Great Place to Celebrate Texas Style 2016-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Remembering the Fallen Exhibit on display at the All-Clubs Conference Gary White 2016-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
All-Clubs Conference Celebration - Promotion Video John Pokorny 2016-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Apr 22, 2016
A True Celebration of Service is Planned
From the moment participants walk in the hotel door on Friday Morning (May 13) until they leave Sunday morning the experience will be one of wall to wall celebration. Whether that celebration be that of Rotarian Service at the luncheons and dinners, plenary sessions and Friendship Hall or the service of our Vietnam Veterans the entire week end represents constant recognition of those that have served.
Register Now!
All Clubs Conference Celebration - A salute to Rotary, Our Vietnam Vets and the Texas Spirit John Pokorny 2016-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Champions Rotary Club invites you to their May 11 Chartering Ceremony Gary Henderson 2016-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Scott on Apr 17, 2016
Just click on the green button and make your choices!  Bring the family, remember, this is Arlington, the entertainment capital of North Texas!  Our concierge committee will help create a fun experience for your family while you are attending the exciting and informative sessions.  Do you like great Barbeque?  Or maybe a craft beer tasting?  How about some boot-scooting live music?  Bring your family to the Friday night event and have the time of your life! 
Let the good times the All Clubs Conference Celebration Peter Scott 2016-04-17 05:00:00Z 0
All Clubs Conference Schedule of Events 2016-04-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny
April 7th Represented 37 years of wedded bliss for DG Troy & Jeani
District Governors are selected for their leadership and because they have qualities we has Rotarians should emulate. Some little birdie shared one of those qualities that was highlighted during that day of celebration. We will let the photo's tell the rest of this story.
Congratulations DG Troy & Jeani - 37th Wedding Anniversary John Pokorny 2016-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
All Star District Assembly Closing Session Keynote Speaker 2016-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Pape on Apr 02, 2016
  Ann Pape, Lewisville Noon Rotary Club, Fund Raising Support Coordinator
Lori Fickling, Cross Timbers RC Lori Redfearn Fickling's Profile Photo  
Rotary clubs throughout the district are always looking for fresh and innovative ways to raise money for TRF and their own club community projects. While some fund raisers can raise a lot of money, they also can require a lot of resources both in terms of cash, volunteers and the capacity of the supporting community that you are inviting. The fund raisers you choose need to fit your club, the culture of its members and the culture of the community you are asking to support your effort. So, what are the best practices for fund raisers? 
Fund Raising Ann Pape 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ann McDuff on Apr 02, 2016
 Mary Ann McDuff, Denton RC, District Governor Elect (2016-17)
My Fellow Rotarians:
I am inviting YOU to register and attend the 2016 Spring Training – District Assembly – to be held Saturday,
April 16, 8:00 to 2:00 at the beautiful TCC Riverfront Campus, in Downtown Fort Worth.  Your All-Star training team has produced a playbook of sessions and keynote speakers that will prepare your 2016-2017 Club leadership team for both your long and short games. 
A Message from District Governor Elect Mary Ann McDuff Mary Ann McDuff 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Apr 02, 2016
 PDG Lisa Herring, Junction RC, District 5840, Zone 21b and 27 Public Image Coordinator
So what is all the buzz about Public Image? Why did Rotary change it's brand? What difference does it make and why should clubs care? Lisa will be discussing the primary reasons district Rotary Clubs need to embrace effective and consistent Public Image practices that include use of the new branding materials and all the available tools that are available on the Rotary. org website to assist clubs with the Public Image efforts.
Public Image Training John Pokorny 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kay Huse on Apr 02, 2016
Kay Huse, Weatherford RC, District Membership Program Director member photo 
So, have you ever wondered what happens to all the Interact and Rotaract students when the are done with their studies? Well hopefully, they will be Rotarians some day. Yet, as with many other things in life, somehow we loose track of these young people that have a Service Above Self attitude at an early age. The purpose of this session is to explore how clubs can recruit and engage the young professionals that have participated in not only Interact & Rotaract but the Rotary Community Corps as well.
Alumni and Young Professionals Kay Huse 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles & Scott Hendricks on Apr 02, 2016
PDG Sharron Miles, Cleburne RC Foundation Director member photo  
 Member picture Scott Hendricks, Arlington RC, Global Grants Coordinator
This session is an annual training requirement for all clubs intending to submit for a Global Grant or a District Grant during the coming Rotary year. It is extremely important the club executives understand all the online grant submission and reporting requirements of The Rotary Foundation.
Grant Management Training Sharron Miles & Scott Hendricks 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Calling all Foundation Chairpersons and members.
Here is your chance to expand your knowledge of The Rotary Foundation, the fine work is does and the opportunities Rotarians have to participate in it's many different and varied giving programs. This is the 100th anniversary of TRF, and clubs are encouraged to participate in some special goals honoring that milestone.
The Rotary Foundation Training 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Angie Cox on Apr 02, 2016
Angie Cox, Lewisville Noon RC, Director Vocational Services member photo 
Calling all club Vocational Service  Chairpersons and members.. This year the district is encouraging clubs to engage their members in a Vocations at Work initiative that includes career days, mentoring and recognition of local business folks. Also we are encouraging clubs to recognize vocational excellence in their communities in particular first responders and teachers. Club members will be encouraged to join Rotary Action Groups where they will have the opportunity to use their professional expertise in projects well beyond those their club might perform. And, of course we are anticipating continued growth of the 4 Way Test Speech Contest.
Vocational Service Training Angie Cox 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Apr 02, 2016
 member photo John Pokorny, Lewisville Morning RC, 2016-17 Director of District Services
Ben Mullikan, Western Fort Worth RC, District Services Database Coordinator 
Calling all club leaders involved in responsible for their clubs Rotary Club Central account on including the presidential citation, their clubs administrative functions via Clubrunner and the website your club uses.
John Pokorny photo & bio, Ben Mullikan photo & bio
what they will learn
Rotary Club Central, Website and Clubrunner Training John Pokorny 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Troy Secord, 2015-16 District Governor, International Services Coordinator 
Calling all Club International Services Chairpersons and Committee Members...
At this session, Troy will Encourage and engage Rotarians to develop International Service activities and initiatives that will provide tools, resources, and programs designed to elevate Clubs and communities.  
International Service Training 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm King on Apr 02, 2016
  Norm King, Kennedale RC, Rotary Youth Exchange Coordinator
Calling all Club Youth Services Chairpersons and committee members interested in Youth Exchange
Youth Exchange Training Norm King 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clint Ishmael on Apr 02, 2016
member photo Dan Morales, PDG, Arlington Great Southwest RC, District Training & Events
Lannie Noble, Denton RC, Interact and Rotaract Coordinator Lannie Noble's Profile Photo
Calling all Youth Services Chairpersons and members...
We will be rocking the house with our RYLA, EarlyAct, Interact and Rotaract programs. Plus our Youth Exchange program which will be covered by Norm King in another session. 
RYLA, EarlyAct, Interact & Rotaract Training Clint Ishmael 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Viv Ann Blair on Apr 02, 2016
Viv Ann Blair, Arlington Great Soutwest, Director Community Services member photo
Calling all Club Community Service Chairs and committee members...
At this session we will be discussing the districts key community service initiatives including the annual blood challenge, Our emergency preparedness/disaster relief response process, our new "Rotary family helping other families" housing initiative, the literacy imitative and the families and children initiative.
Community Service Training Viv Ann Blair 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kay Huse on Apr 02, 2016
Kay Huse, Weatherford RC, District Membership Chair Personmember photo 
Calling all Membership Committee Chairs and members.
An on-going process for your clubs membership growth and retention is extremely important to every clubs vitality and relevance in the community. We will be sharing the resources the district and Rotary International have available to you to assist your membership committee in establishing a program for your club.
Membership Training Kay Huse 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Seay on Apr 02, 2016
 member photo Rob Seay, Denton RC, 2016-17 District Treasurer
Dan Steele, Mineral Wells RC, 2016-17 Lieutenant Governor - West member photo
Calling all Club Treasurers...attend the All-Star District Assembly, April 16, 2016 at the Tarrant County College trinity River Campus in Downtown Fort Worth.
Club Treasurer Training Rob Seay 2016-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 01, 2016
PDG Lisa Herring    
Rotary District 5840     Rotary Zone 21b and part of 27 Public Image Coordinator  
Lisa's presentation entitled "Going Public" will share her perspective as our Zone Coordinator on the importance of sharing the information of your clubs good works with the community. She will be setting the table for the presentations throughout the day that discuss the support provided at the district level and all the tools available to you as club leaders.
All-Star District Assembly General Session Keynote Speaker 2016-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Margaret Griffin on Apr 01, 2016
Margaret Griffin, Denton RC, 2016-17 District Secretary        
Secretary Session
Please come!  Three club secretaries (Craig Martin, Marilyn Pokorny, and Kathryn Rotter) and the current district secretary (Mike Pope) have identified the 3 most important things a club secretary should know.  
Club Secretary Training Margaret Griffin 2016-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
One Small Community Making a Big Difference Karyn Bullock 2016-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
A Message from RIPE John Germ (2016-2017) 2016-03-12 06:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Noon Rotary Announces May 3rd Golf Tournament Steve Cox 2016-03-11 06:00:00Z 0
All-Star Rotary Club Leadership Spring Training - Registration Open Dan Moralis 2016-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
Lewisville Morning Rotary Announces 2nd Annual Art Auction at Chalk this Way Marilyn Pokorny 2016-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
Spring Training for Club Leadership Dan Morales and Sharon Miles 2016-03-06 06:00:00Z 0
Join us in a Rotary Solute to Service 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Could 2016 be the year of the final Polio Case?
The continent of Africa has now gone 17 months without a Polio case and Syria has now gone 2 years without a Polio case.
Pakistan….NO Polio cases reported in 2016 with 53 in all of last year
Afghanistan…NO Polio cases reported in 2016 with 19 in 2015
Could This Be The Year?? David Boyll 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Rotarians Worldwide & in Our District - Our Gifts to the World 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Ready for a Hot Time in Arlington? 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Scott on Mar 01, 2016
 Need Foundation Recognition Points?
The All-Clubs Conference committee has a wonderful opportunity for clubs or individual members to increase their Foundation recognition points while participating in this years All-Clubs Conference. The recognition points can be used towards new Paul Harris Fellow status of a for any deserving individual your club designates.
All-Clubs Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Peter Scott 2016-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
All-Clubs Conference Flier - Ready to Post for Your Club Meetings 2016-02-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Scott on Feb 29, 2016
Make plans today to join your fellow Rotarians from all over District 5790 in celebration of your year in Rotary!  The 2016 All-Clubs Conference will be the place to do that, May 13-14, 2016, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel!  You will be greatly entertained, superbly fed and graciously recognized throughout the entire conference.  You and your family will return to your home, and your club, with a smile on your face, and with new energy in your heart, knowing that you truly are a gift to the world!
Make Plans Today Peter Scott 2016-02-29 06:00:00Z 0
Abilene Southwest Announces Spring Scramble Ross Bennett 2016-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by DG Troy Secord on Feb 25, 2016
Congratulations Gerald Robinson
The District Governors Nomination Committee met this last Sunday, February 21 and I am please to announce that Mr. Gerald Robinson of the Rotary Club of Flower Mound was chosen. If approved by Rotary International,he will serve as District Governor during the Rotary Year 2018 - 2019.
DG Troy Secord Announces 2018-2019 District Governor Selection DG Troy Secord 2016-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Invitation from District Governor Troy Secord DG Troy Secord 2016-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Registration for the All Clubs Conference is Open Peter Scott 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deb West on Feb 17, 2016
Designed to be the next level of foundation giving for those who have consistently achieved EREY status, being a District 5790 365 Donor provides recognition to those Rotarians who have committed to giving a minimum annual gift of $365 (just $1/day).
Are You a 365 TRF Donor Yet? Deb West 2016-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sylvia Mahoney on Feb 01, 2016
Fort Worth RC Rotarian, Sylvia Mahoney is shown standing in front of a statue of Paul Harris with Ray Klinginsmith at Rotary International In Evanston, Illinois. She is  presenting a copy of her newly released book, Finding the Great Western Trail, to Past Rotary International President Ray. PRIP Ray joined the Rotary project and wrote the Foreword for the book. Texas Tech University Press published the book in January 2016.
Finding the Great Western Trail - A Piece of District 5790 Heritage Sylvia Mahoney 2016-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Polio Hero Fund David Boyle 2016-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Boyle on Jan 30, 2016
"Pakistan PolioPlus Chair Abdul Aziz Memon, PolioPlus Director Carol Pandak, and Global Polio Eradication Initiative Director Hamid Jafari at the International Assembly, 21 January 2016, San Diego,"
Could 2016 be the year of the final Polio Case?
The continent of Africa has now gone 17 months without a Polio case and Syria has now gone 2 years without a Polio case.
Pakistan….NO Polio cases reported in 2016 with 53 in all of last year
Afghanistan…NO Polio cases reported in 2016 with 19 in 2015
Polio Update David Boyle 2016-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Jan 29, 2016
District 5790 Rotarians have daily opportunities to bring about Peace and find resolutions to conflict. Yet, most of us don't give it a great deal of thought because it pales in comparison to the international conflicts we read about daily. So, how does the average Rotarian become involved? This was the subject of a recent blog post that you can find on the new Rotary District 5790 Blog.
How is Peace and Conflict Resolution relevant to the Average Rotarian? John Pokorny 2016-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
What is your Rotary Clubs brand? John Pokorny 2016-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by DGE Mary Ann McDuff on Jan 19, 2016
2016-17 President John Germ announced the yearly theme as Rotary Serving Humanity. It's "the essence of who we are", he said. A strong emphasis on service, engagement of members and finishing the job of eradicating polio. "We started this more than thirty years ago...we're going to finish it"
See video of announcement - click
RIPE John Germ Announces 2016-2017 Theme DGE Mary Ann McDuff 2016-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Scott on Jan 12, 2016
We have just learned that the Arlington Sunset Rotary Club President Bill Sanner has lost his wife Dee to a recent Stroke. Please keep our brother Rotarian and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral Arrangements are shown under read more.
Rest in Peace Dee Sanner Peter Scott 2016-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Severance on Jan 12, 2016
 We are saddened to learn that Marion Scott, Member of the Denton Morning Rotary Club since 2001 and his wife were murdered in their home last week end. As a result of the homicide investigation there presently is no additional information to be shared with the District 5790 community. Please keep the Marion Scott family in your thoughts and prayers as they endure this horrible tragedy. The funeral arrangements are listed below.
Rest in Peace Rotarian Marion Scott (Denton Morning RC) - updated information Karen Severance 2016-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Kavenaugh on Jan 11, 2016
It's Four-Way Test Speech Contest time again.  And while the time to line things up is short – IT IS NOT TOO LATE!
As of today, we have 40 clubs participating.
We have 3 regionals planned:
April 9 in Weatherford
April 23 at the Texas Star
April 30 in Lewisville in the CCA Texas Motor Speedway Annex
Given the regionals are not until April, there is still time for your club to organize a contest and join the 40 clubs already participating, we still have time to accept more participating clubs. Click on 2nd Quarter Edition 4 Way Test Speech Contests Story.
4 Way Test - Speech Contest Update Janelle Kavenaugh 2016-01-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gulin “Eva” Gelogullari on Jan 10, 2016
 Shalom Everyone,
My name is Gulin “Eva” Gelogullari. I am originally from Turkey and completed my first master's degree at the University of North Texas. Currently, I have two minors in Women's and Gender Studies and Merchandising. Last year, I received the Rotary Global Grant in Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution area of focus in 2015-2016. This wonderful grant helped me to pursue my second master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Mediation at Tel Aviv University in Israel. I picked Israel to study and practice conflict studies since Israel is considered as the laboratory of conflicts and its resolutions. Our program is an interdisciplinary which helps me to understand conflict resolution and peacemaking through multiple academic disciplines. It is also very practical; for example, in spring semester I will be starting my internship in an NGO in Tel Aviv to practice conflict resolution and peace building. On our campus, I am the only Rotary Scholar so far which is a great honor but also a responsibility. I promote Rotary’s Four Way Test and the humanitarian projects, and encourage young students to apply the Rotary scholarships to further their education and make our world a better place.
A Message from our Peace Fellow in Israel Gulin “Eva” Gelogullari 2016-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Heart of Peace Concert in Arlington 2016-01-09 06:00:00Z 0
Water & Sanitation Rotary Action Group Logo
Rotarian Action Groups provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects.  Committed Rotarians, Rotarians’ family members, and Rotaractors who have expertise and a passion for a particular type of service organize Rotarian Action Groups. Rotarian Action Groups are organized around the principal that our vocations give certain expertise to a particular community development or humanitarian service that can be used beyond their own club.
What are Rotary Action Groups? Gerald Robinson 2016-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 08, 2016
 District Governor Mary Ann McDuff announced the District Leadership Team for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year. According to Mary Ann, "this dynamite team is already hard at work preparing for the next Rotary starting July 1, 2016. in order to prepare the team will be attending a training seminar Feb 6, 2017 in Decatur, participating in the training of our incoming club presidents and president (elects for 16-17) and preparing training for all the clubs at the District Assembly on April 16,2016 at the Tarrant County NW Campus. We are preparing for a very exciting Rotary year for every Rotarian in District 5790.
For a glimpse of the new team check out the 16-17 District Organization Chart with Photos. You might also want to check out the District Organization Chart to see all the individual "expert in their field" Rotarians who have volunteered their efforts to serve every club in the district and help each have the most productive year possible. Stay tuned for more exciting news as the team moves forward.
District Governor Elect Announces the 2016-2017 Leadership Team John Pokorny 2016-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Secord on Jan 06, 2016
Happy New Year! It has now been six months since I became District Governor, WOW what a whirlwind. It started off with my training in San Diego and International Assembly, District Leadership Training, then moving on to PETS training, District Assembly, Installation Dinner, the Foundation/Membership Seminar, The Foundation Gala and not to mention visiting the 67 most fantastic Rotary Clubs in Rotary International. I would first like to say that the experience has been life-changing for Jeani and I. The exposure to the quality of the people we have engaged in our Rotary District is phenomenal from the individual members, the club leaders, Assistant Governors, to the District Leadership and finally and most importantly the support of the Past District Governors. The good works that all of you do for our communities, our District, Rotary and for the World is awesome! 
A New Years Message from DG Troy Secord Troy Secord 2016-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Jan 06, 2016
What is a Rotary Action Group?
A Rotarian Action Group is an autonomous group of Rotarians, family members, program participants and alumni who are experts in a particular field, such as micro-credit or water and sanitation. Group members share their expertise by collaborating with clubs and districts on service projects.
        Example of RAG Project
Computer Assisted Literacy Solution  Literacy Rotary Action Group
Why Join?
Why Join a Rotary Action Group? John Pokorny 2016-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Grapevine promotes Vocational Service LeAnne Brown 2016-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Honduras Truck Replacement Project Earl Harcrow 2016-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Scott Hendricks on Jan 04, 2016
As of the new year, district 5790 has just completed our sixth Global Grant in the La Moskitia area of Honduras. The last five grants have been primarily 
to provide clean water through the use of filters. With the completion of this last grant, we have now installed over 2300 filters in approximately 50 villages and more than 100 schools providing clean safe water to more than 25,000 villagers and students. As with each grant, we worked with local Health Department to determine where to place the filters for homes and with the mayor of Puerta Lempira Municipality to put the filters in all of the schools in the area.  
Update to Honduras Area Projects Scott Hendricks 2016-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2016 Rose Bowl Parade Float John Pokorny 2016-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm King on Dec 31, 2015
From the desk of Norm King, District 5790 Youth Exchange Officer
Hi All,
I hope all is going well and your student has settled in and has become a part of your families.  I can't begin to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for opening your homes and your lives to this young men and women. 
Youth Exchange Update Norm King 2015-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Update David Boyle 2015-12-26 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm King on Dec 01, 2015
In the last 4 years we have seen several students whose lives are changed as a result of their experience. Bailey Anderson, is one of those students.
Check out her blog by clicking Bailey Anderson Blog to see just how her experience has moved her from insecure 16 year old to person that sees value in every experience and person she meets. Fear if failure is the worst possible excuse for letting opportunity slip by.
Bailey Anderson, Outbound Youth Exchange Student (2011-2012) has already received numerous scholarships and awards and is going to hopefully be a candidate applying for the District 5790 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship upon her graduation from UT in the spring of 2016.  
2011-2012 Outbound Exchange Student Accolades Norm King 2015-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Donors Recognized at Lasso the Moon Gala 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Your Rotary Foundation Dollars at work in District 5790
The above video was played during the Lasso the Moon Foundation Gala as participants were seated for the meal.
Read more to visit the descriptions of a few of the more unusual club matching grant projects.
Your Rotary Foundation Dollars at Work John Pokorny 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by DG Troy Secord on Nov 30, 2015
It is that time of year again to nominate the District Governor for the Rotary Year 2018-2019. Attached you will find and informational letter on the process, qualifications and the application. Note that a nominee must have 7 years of membership in Rotary prior to becoming District Governor for the year 2018-2019. Please seek out those individuals within your clubs that would be qualified and ready to serve our district. Please contact me if you have any questions about the procedure.
The nomination procedure officially opened with a letter to the District 5790 Presidents on November 27, 2015. The deadline for submission is January 27, 2016.
Governor Troy Secord announces District Governor Nominee Process DG Troy Secord 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
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Giving Tuesday 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Jim Vaszauskas (Mansfield ISD Superintendent) of the Mansfield Sunrise RC was recently contacted by the parents of one or the MISD graduates and now starting lineman with OSU. That student is Zach Crabtree and is one of the 20 OSU athletes chosen to visit victims of the tragedy in the hospital.
Zach is the one with the blue Nike Cap
The Mansfield Sunrise RC is donating to funds in support of those victims and is asking Rotary Clubs from throughout District 5790 to consider doing the same. Below is the text of a e-mail sent to Rotarian Jim from Zach's mother. The memo includes links to stories about the service the athletes are providing as well as links to a memorial fund being used to support the victims and their families.
Supporting Victims of the OSU Tragety 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Boyll on Nov 30, 2015
In case you missed it. Just click on the photo for a video replay (Facebook video).
Rotary gets some publicity November 7 as Director Jennifer Jones chats about polio on the "Today" show.... We are even closer than "this close"!!!!!
End Polio No on the Today Show
End Polio Now November 30, 2015 Update Dave Boyll 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Paul Lucas on Nov 30, 2015
This years Foundation Gala a Complete Success
There are those that would tell you that hosting a Rotary District Foundation is like trying to wrestle with a bull.
Not so in District 5790.
With the support of District Governor Troy Secord a prestigious speaker in PRIP Ray Klinginsmith and an outstanding Foundation Gala Committee the district hosted a record number of participants at this years Lasso the Moon Gala
Lasso the Moon Foundation Gala a Complete Success PDG Paul Lucas 2015-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Ann McDuff on Nov 29, 2015
 LoneStar President Elect Training
All Club Presidents Elect and Presidents Nominee are encouraged to attend P.E.T.'s training on Feb 25, 26, 27 & 29, 2015 at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel. 
Registration is open now. Click here
Attention Club President Elects and Nominees Mary Ann McDuff 2015-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Oct 31, 2015
The Window to Register is Closing
Registration for the Lasso the Moon Foundation Gala will close on Friday, November 6th at the close of business (5 pm).
After that time you will no longer be able to register or make changes to your reservation.
Don't wait- Register Now!
Place coursor on green button and click to register
Registration for the Lasso the Moon Gala Closes November 6th at 5pm John Pokorny 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by District Governor Troy and Jeani Secord - posted by John Pokorny on Oct 26, 2015
Governor Troy's Excellent Adventure
Drag your pointer anywhere on the photo above and click to see Governor Troy Secord's Blog
His Blog is well worth the time to read providing some excellent insights into every club in the district that he has visited as well as how he fits in time for family and business commitments.
Governor Troy's Blog District Governor Troy and Jeani Secord - posted by John Pokorny 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Governor Troy Secord 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Theme for the Month of October 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
District 5790 Potpourri 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
A Video Invitation to the Lasso the Moon Gala from Governor Troy Troy Secord 2015-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
January is Vocational Services Month 2015-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Oct 25, 2015
Vocational Service focuses on:
  1. Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  2. The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
  3. The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
As a district, we promote 3 district wide activities that highlight these three tenants. District Vocational Committee Chair Chuck Chambers guides the district efforts. 
How District 5790 encourages recognition of Vocations John Pokorny 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John & Marilyn Pokorny on Oct 25, 2015
The Rotary Organization is constantly evolving. One of the recent evolutionary changes that has confused at least this writer is what is our Rotary Theme for the month of October. Our trusty Rotary district 5790 Directory indicated on page 120 that the October theme is Vocational Service. So, we sent an e-mail to the club presidents requesting stories we could use that described how their club celebrates Vocations. And we received 4 or 5 responses that you will see in this issue of the Squeaky Wheel.
A little while later, while rooting through some information on Rotary. org I ran across the and discovered the theme for October was one of the six areas of focus " Economic and Community Development". 
Rotary Monthly Theme Calendar - A Note from the editors John & Marilyn Pokorny 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Hurt on Oct 25, 2015
Recognition of vocations as an opportunity to serve takes on a special meaning at Arlington West.
Dentist, Dr. Scott Morse who with a few other dentists, have set up a dental facility in Guatemala and who serve there every year with the services to help those in need of dental services...and to train others.
Arlington West Dentist travels to Guatemala to help those in need of Dental Services David Hurt 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janelle Kavanaugh on Oct 25, 2015
It is not to early to start thinking about your club sponsoring a 4 Way Test Speech Contest at a local High School. Last year we had a record number 37 clubs that held contests. We hope to have even more clubs hosting contests this year. Now is the time to meet with school principals, speech teachers and debate team coaches so they can build the contest into the curriculum and be ready for club contests in January and February.
So what are you really looking for?  Want future leaders in the community?  Want future dedicated Rotarians?  Here is one easy way to start ---
Lets get ready for this years 4 Way Test Speech Contest Janelle Kavanaugh 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Times Record News of Wichita Falls on Oct 24, 2015

Water plant workers’ efforts rewarded

Janelle Southard (left) and Tom Sheriff, of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North, cook hot dogs and chili Friday to feed employees of the Cypress Water Treatment Plant. Water plant employees Mark Southard (from left), Steven Forbes and Bruce Briesmeister talk with them during the preparation. The Rotary Club wanted to show its appreciation for everything all the water plant employees were able to accomplish to keep the city from running out of water during the four-year drought.

Wichita Falls North Recognizes Water Plant workers Times Record News of Wichita Falls 2015-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deb West on Oct 18, 2015
100 Years of Community and Global Service
from the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, TX
 Sorting through the Club memorabilia is 2015-16 Club President
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - It’s a date a growing city would remember. On Oct. 22, 1915, 40 local businessmen got together for lunch and established the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls.
To see entire Times Record news story click here.
Wichita Falls Rotary Celebrates 100 Years - See news media coverage Deb West 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Texoma TV Coverage of the Wichita Falls RC 100th Anniversary Event Lisa Stephens-Musick 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary in the news - 100 Years of Service for Wichita Falls RC Lisa Stephans-Musick 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Oct 18, 2015
Rotary Membership has its Rewards
Have you tried Rotary Global Rewards — our new member benefit program that offers discounts on travel, hotels, dining, entertainment, and more? Rotary Global Rewards will make your Rotary membership even more rewarding.


Rotary Global Rewards John Pokorny 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Oct 16, 2015
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October 17, 2015 ​End Polio Update Video
If you missed the Oct 23 Livestream Event, you can watch the video here.
End Polio Update - Oct 17, 2015 John Pokorny 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Ideas for Celebrating World Polio Day John Pokorny 2015-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Boyle on Oct 15, 2015
You've all seen the Rotary emblems projected onto the side of a building! What a great PR tool! Its not that hard to do; all you need is willing partners! For complete instructions on how to light up a building,click here!
We could light up a Building David Boyle 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Boyle on Oct 15, 2015
  This Close!
World Polio Day is October 24th, to honor the birthday of Dr.Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a polio vaccine.  One of the special events that Rotary has planned, in partnership with UNICEF, is a "Livestream" event from New York City at 5:30PM our time on Friday the 23rd.  We can watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and others.
There are many ways we can be a part of this moment in history. For example:
  • Host a viewing party, invite friends and co-workers
  • Have a viewing party in your office! Its at 5:30 anyway!
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper outlining the successes of Polio Plus
  • Invite local media folks to watch the event
  • How about this: A FLASHMOB! Arrange a venue with big TVs and a bar!
You can download the official "Tool Kit" here. It contains lots of ideas!
Promote World Polio Day David Boyle 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Boyle on Oct 14, 2015
Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 10/17/15
The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $35Mil/Yr.)
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
    PolioPlus:  “This Close” ls Not Close Enough
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER !
                                                         14,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                  
 District 5790 Rotary Foundation
Polio Update Dave Boyle 2015-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas on Oct 09, 2015

Harvest Gala Celebration Foundation Dinner a Huge Success - A memorable evening of Rotary fellowshio


On October 9, 2014, over 260 District Rotarians and Guests celebrated a wonderful evening gala at the beautiful Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. 

Memories from 2014 Foundation Gala Paul Lucas 2015-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Cowboy Logic John Paul Lucas 2015-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Paul Lucas on Oct 08, 2015
November 13, 2015
6 pm to 10 pm
Hurst Convention Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, TX 76054
To register, drag pointer anywhere on above photo.
Annual Foundation Gala John Paul Lucas 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on Oct 08, 2015
Hotel Arrangements for the Lasso the Moon Gala
So, you are thinking, "I sure would like to go the that Lasso the Moon Gala in Hurst, TX". But, "it is just so darn far away". And, "I hate making that long drive at night".
Your Foundation Gala Committee has just the answer. Why not spend your day in beautiful Hurst, TX and leave the next morning completely refreshed both physically and in the knowledge that you spent that Friday evening doing good in the world with your support of the Rotary Foundation.
The committee has arranged special rates at the Hyatt right next door.
Special Hotel Rates for Foundation Gala Sharron Miles 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on Oct 08, 2015
Rotary District 5790
Foundation Dinner
Auction Donation
We are getting down to the final weeks before the District Foundation Banquet. Every year, we ask each club to donate an auction item. This can range anywhere from $100 to priceless. Some examples of priceless items are; a weekend at a hunting lodge, a week at someone’s ski house, dinner with a local star, tickets to sporting events, etc. Smaller items can range anywhere from local talent (paintings, wine, food, golfing, etc) to popular items (headphones, jewelry, ipad). If it is unique or popular, it should sell pretty easy. If your club wants to send a check, we can go and purchase an item for you. The check would need to specifically say “for auction item”. 
Call for Auction Items Sharron Miles 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Invitation to the District 5790 Lasso the Moon Gala John Paul Lucas 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
"You want the Moon? I'll throw a Lasso around it and bring it down" Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed 2015-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Sep 22, 2015
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What are you doing for World Polio Day?
Why not host a Live Stream Party?
Live Stream Event is October 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM Central Standard Time - The video link above will not be activated until that tiem.
World Polio Day LiveStream John Pokorny 2015-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allen Barraclough on Sep 12, 2015
American Airlines Training Center at DFW                                              October 16 -18, 2015
                      Registration Button
           Training for budding leaders in your club  Register now to hold your seat.
Download brochure here
Register Now for 2015 Institute for Leadership Allen Barraclough 2015-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Sep 12, 2015
So you have read Allen's program description, you have read the brochure and you have read the testimonials. Yet you are still unsure you want to invest the three days and $420 in becoming a better leader, not only for Rotary but for your own career enhancement, I encourage you to check out our Alumni list.
District 5790 Institute for Leadership Alumni John Pokorny 2015-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rob Seay on Sep 12, 2015
 Rob Seay, Immediate Past President Denton Club
”I thoroughly enjoyed my IFL experience.  It helped me in several ways, some just related to Rotary and some I can use in other areas of my life.  The facilitators were wonderful.  They made us think differently and to view problems from different angles which not only helped me in my year as club President but also in my personal and professional life. 
Testimonial - Institute for Leadership Rob Seay 2015-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allison Patterson on Sep 12, 2015
 Allison Patterson, Grapevine Rotary Club
The IFL training weekend was one of the brightest spots in my 3 years in Rotary. Just the fact that my club had me in mind to participate in such a leadership seminar is an honor itself. 
Institute for Leadership Testimonial Allison Patterson 2015-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Allan Barraclough on Sep 10, 2015
We have all heard how in the U.S. we are losing Rotary members every year. Membership numbers and retention are key to turning the tide.  We need to have more of the younger Rotarians to carry the torch forward.  That means investing in our young high potential members to make that happen.  Learning leadership skills is one of the best ways to get them ready.
Investing in Rotary Leadership to Grow Rotary Allan Barraclough 2015-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Boyll on Aug 27, 2015
Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,
One new Polio case reported this week.
Thank you to the 22 Rotarians that donated at the Foundation and Membership Seminar last Saturday raising an additional $935 to End Polio Now. All Rotarians in our district are encouraged to go to now and donate through your My Rotary sign-in. 
See Polio update...
End Polio Now Update as of Aug 28, 2015 Dave Boyll 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marilyn Pokorny on Aug 27, 2015
Official Chartering of Cross Timbers
August 28. 2015
Congratulations to Cross Timbers Rotary Club
DGE Mary Ann McDuff, DG Troy Secrod, President Andy Eds, ADG Gerald Robinson
Cross Timbers Official Charter August 28, 2015 Marilyn Pokorny 2015-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Update as of Aug 22, 2015 Paul Lucas 2015-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas & Dave Hurt on Aug 12, 2015
2015 Foundation-Membership Seminar Program
We have a fact-filled and busy seminar planned for August 22, 2015 at the NW Tarrant County College Campus.
You will not be able to tell the players or the locations without a program.
Download a program now by clicking here.
Foundation-Membership Seminar Program Now Available Paul Lucas & Dave Hurt 2015-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Register Now for Foundation/Membership Seminar Paul Lucas and David Hurt 2015-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Keynote Speaker for Foundation/Membership Seminar Announced Paul Lucas 2015-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jane Foster on Aug 05, 2015
Daria Truanova, Intern from Russia Spend Summer
Learning Business American Practices
Daria learning the Ropes of Hotel Management
The Flower Mound Rotary Club was honored to have a Russian Intern, Daria Truanova, with us this summer.  She was sponsored on behalf of the Baikal International Business School, University of Irkutsk, Russia.  
Flower Mound Rotary Hosts Russian Intern Jane Foster 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pardue on Jul 31, 2015
Governor's Blood Challenge 
Has your club established a Blood Drive Goal? How many blood drives are you planning? Did you know that Rotary's roll in blood drives is not just getting membership to give blood? Our roll is to encourage the entire community to eligible blood donors to give blood. We understand that less than 30% of the population is able to give blood. So, our job is to get as many of our friends and neighbors as possible to a blood mobile where they can be screened and give blood if they are able. Rotary Clubs throughout District 5790 are being asked to host blood drives in their community throughout the year.
Lets put your clubs name on a Blood Drive Poser
Please click here for details.
August is kick-off for Governor's Blood Challenge John Pardue 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary clubs played major part in Nigeria's polio-free milestone according to Houston Chronical By Markian HawrylukJuly 23, 2015 Updated: July 23, 2015 6:20pm 2015-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
July 24, 2015 Polio Eradication Update Paul Lucas 2015-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
2015 Foundation Gala Deb West 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas & David Hurst on Jul 19, 2015
The seminar will be of particular interest to all club executives in particular those with responsibility for Foundation issues and Membership Growth. The agenda for the seminar is shown below.
To Register, Click here
Come Join us for the Foundation & Membership Seminar Paul Lucas & David Hurst 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marilyn Pokorny
PDG Larry Petrash Recognizes District 5790 Rotarians
for their outstanding service
We all recall fondly PDG Larry's visits to our clubs as he encouraged us with the Hummingbird Parable.
As the parable goes the hummingbird was trying to put out a forest fire with one drop of water at a time.
The bear said, "What are you doing you fool".
Without stopping, Dukdukdiya, the hummingbird, looked down at...
all of the animals. She said, “I am doing what I can.”
Congratulations to the 11 Recipients of the Hummingbird Award!
PDG Larry Petrash Hummingbird Awards Marilyn Pokorny 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas on Jul 19, 2015
Foundation Committee News
The Foundation Committee has a very busy month planned. First of all we are being reminded to submit our District and Global Grant proposals by August 1st. Then they have announced this years Foundation and Membership Seminar being held on August 22nd and finally, they are working on the Foundation Gala being held November 13th in the beautiful Hurst Convention Center.
See full report below...
News from the District 5790 Foundation Committee Paul Lucas 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Update on Polio Picture Paul Lucas 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas
Three Polio cases reported this week.  See the updated numbers attached.
What is that Polio Picture?  It's a beautiful END POLIO NOW light-up in Pakistan.  In the first half of 2015 we have seen the lowest number of cases ever during this period, with just 33 cases in 2 countries as opposed to 122 cases in 9 countries at this time in 2014. This progress needs to be maintained through hard work to end transmission in endemic countries and to prevent future outbreaks.  And I wonder Could 2015-16 be the year of the final Polio case?
Update on Polio Paul Lucas 2015-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deb West
TRF Areas of Focus Featured at August 22 Seminar
Photo from last years sold out Foundation Seminar
Your Rotary Club is focused on making a positive difference in your community as well as around the world.  You know that if you Club had more money you could mount or improve a project that is really needed.
Foundation Portion of Aug 22nd Seminar and Global Grants Deb West 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Hurt
     Want to Grow your Club?                                                                                                                                                                              Dave Hurt (District Membership Coordinator)
I was recently asked by a new incoming club president my thoughts on growing a dynamic club.  My answer was to look at the club as a building with four pillars that provided the strength of a good foundation for long-term success. 
Four Pillars of a Successful Club Dave Hurt 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Recogniation Follow the Guide Lines Dave Hurt 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeani Secord on Jul 18, 2015
The Grapevine Rotary Club wins the Governor Cup for 2014-2015
Congratulations to the Grapevine Rotary Club for a fantastic year!
2015 District 5790 Governor's Cup Jeani Secord 2015-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Jul 07, 2015
I’m pleased to introduce Rotary Global Rewards – a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services like travel, hotels, dining and entertainment. Rotary Global Rewards is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and is an exciting way Rotary can give back to those who give so much. Rotary Global Rewards help Rotarians:
A Message for RI President K.R. Ravindran John Pokorny 2015-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deb West on Jul 06, 2015
Conference attendees were greeted with flags from all over the world including our Rotary Flag
District Rotarians Serve, Laugh, and Learn
If you didn’t make it to the 2015 District Conference in Wichita Falls, here is what you missed.
Rotarians had the opportunity to serve local nonprofit organizations, enjoy moving and even hilarious entertainment, and learn more about Rotary on the local as well as international level.
2015 District Conference Recap Deb West 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Larry Petrash on Jul 06, 2015
Larry and Paula Petrash
District Governor 2014-2015
Well, another big day in the life of a District Governor has arrived.   July 1, 2015 I officially became a Past District Governor.  The journey to PDG was absolutely incredible.  Thank you District 5790 for the rare, and incredible, opportunity to be your District Governor for the past year.  Thank you, more specifically, to the, now, Past Presidents that helped to make 2014-2015 a fantastic year for their respective clubs as well as to my Lieutenant Governor Deb Wey District Secretary Darhyl Ramsey, my  Assistant Governors, and my committee chairs for doing their part to make the past year successful.
A message from PDG Larry Petrash Larry Petrash 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Troy Secord on Jul 01, 2015
Troy C. Secord, Governor 2015-2016
Rotary District 5790
Dear Rotarians,
It is my pleasure to serve you during the Rotary Year 2015-16 as District Governor. Our theme from our Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran is “Be a Gift to the World."  Over the past two years of training by Rotary International, Zone 21B/27 Leadership, and the insight of Past District Governors to hold this position, I have come to appreciate the dedication of the previous District Governors in their efforts in building the great Rotary District 5790. My hope is to build on the foundation that has been laid before me, so I need your help and assistance as we progress into this year. 
A Message from Governor Troy Secord Troy Secord 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Jul 01, 2015
Having fun with Troy!
Thank you Randi Skinner for sharing video with us.
If you missed the district conference in Wichita Falls you missed one heck of a lot of fun.
More stories to follow.
Fun at the 2015 District Conference John Pokorny 2015-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Video on Social Media 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Lucas & David Hurt on Jun 30, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Tarrant County College, North West
4801 Marine Creek Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas
Foundation & Membership Seminar - Aug.22, 2015 Paul Lucas & David Hurt 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeani Secord on Jun 29, 2015
Congratulations to all Clubs for the following awards
Presidential Citations:
Arlington Great Southwest
Lewisville Morning
Rotaract Presidential Citation
UT Arlington (sponsoring club:  Arlington Great Southwest)
Interact Presidential Citation
Colleyville Heritage. (sponsoring club:  Grapevine)
District 5790 Awards
2015 Presidential Citations and District 5790 Awards Jeani Secord 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
2015 District Conference makes Wichita Falls News Channel Deb West 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Aledo RC Chartered May 15, 2014 Kay Huse 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Pokorny on Jun 21, 2015
While at the RI Convention then DG Larry & wife Paula stop by a local hospital to visit an Old Friend
Okay, not that old
Many or our members will remember Marcello visiting Rotary District 5790 as a member of the last GSE team from Ige Bra-usa.
PDG Larry visits with Marcello in San Paulo Hospital John Pokorny 2015-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Coaching Rotary Peace Fellow Applicants Deb West 2015-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sharron Miles on May 16, 2015
We are saddened by the damage and destruction caused by the recent tornado in Van, Tx.
Some have asked how we in Rotary District 5790 can help.
Disaster Donations Van, TX Sharron Miles