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On Saturday, May 14th, we held the final Speech contest for the 2021-2022 season.  We are excited to report the results...
 
1st – Eve Meade, Fort Worth, $500
2nd – Sonika Harish, Lewisville Noon, $400
3rd – Michel Graham, Graham, $300
4th – Nicole Stancik, Wichita Falls Southwest, $200
5th – Michael Wong, Grapevine, $100
6th - Joseph Luken McCollum, Wichita Falls North, $100
 
Please congratulate these accomplished students as you see them.  Judges, as usual, had a hard job!
 
Nearly 180 Rotary members representing 47 North Central and Plains area Texas Rotary clubs showed up in Graham, Texas on Saturday April 30th to Imagine Rotary in their communities for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year starting July 1, 2022.
 
Incoming District Governor Dan Steele kicked of the day of Rotary learning with an emotional discussion about all the various Rotary mentors he had over the years starting with the very church in Graham where the event was being held.
 
By: James Campbell Quick
2020-2023 District 5790 Peace Fellowship Chair
 
 
 We celebrate Rotary’s 117th birthday on 23 February and we focus on Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution all February long.  Therefore, I invite you to consider two ways of advancing peace and world understanding in these challenging times, globally and domestically. The challenges are great yet our capacity as Rotarians is even greater.  So, what can we do?
 
 
Rotary International President Elect, Jennifer Jones announced theme for 2022-2023 Rotary Year
 
 
 
 

According to the Rotary International website. Jennifer Jones imagines Rotary fulfilling big dreams. "Imagine, a world that deserves our best where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference."

For full announcement shown on the Rotary,org website, click here.

Rotary International Statement 

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
 
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there.  Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
 
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission.  We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue. 
 
In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region. 
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People of Action Video`s
 
           
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News Stories from Rotary International
Ukrainian clubs help others in need in their country

Rotary members in Ukraine are helping neighbors return to their homes, distributing supplies from other countries, and organizing long-term aid — all despite being affected by the war

European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Rotary projects around the globe - May 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, Italy, Rwanda, the Philippines, and the United States.

A little bit of salt

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

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This is your District 5790 Blood Drive Resource. If your club would like to sponsor a blood drive in your community please click here for more information on how to set-up and promote a Blood Drive.
Clubs are encouraged to promote their blood drives on the District 5790 Website and on the District 5790 Blood Drive Face Book page. Contact the District 5790 Blood Drive Chair to promote your drive in either media.
The following are District 5790 Rotary Clubs that are hosting blood drives 
 
 
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ROAM 5790 Online Rotary being formed
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Stories from our Vibrant Clubs
Nearly 180 Rotary members representing 47 North Central and Plains area Texas Rotary clubs showed up in Graham, Texas on Saturday April 30th to Imagine Rotary in their communities for the 2022-2023 Rotary Year starting July 1, 2022.
 
Incoming District Governor Dan Steele kicked of the day of Rotary learning with an emotional discussion about all the various Rotary mentors he had over the years starting with the very church in Graham where the event was being held.
 
On Saturday, May 14th, we held the final Speech contest for the 2021-2022 season.  We are excited to report the results...
 
1st – Eve Meade, Fort Worth, $500
2nd – Sonika Harish, Lewisville Noon, $400
3rd – Michel Graham, Graham, $300
4th – Nicole Stancik, Wichita Falls Southwest, $200
5th – Michael Wong, Grapevine, $100
6th - Joseph Luken McCollum, Wichita Falls North, $100
 
Please congratulate these accomplished students as you see them.  Judges, as usual, had a hard job!
 
 
 
On May 16, the Rotary Club of Fort Worth will host their annual Crazy Pants Golf Tournament also includes a wine and whisky tasting this year, providing the perfect excuse for any team that might receive the dead-ass-last trophy. 
 
 
The event starts Thursday, May 12th with a "Crazy Pants Social" at The Capital Grill in Fort Worth from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. At the social participants will register, receive their pants and their tee times for the Crazy Pants Open at the Ridglea Country Club on Monday May 16th. Shotgun start at 1:00 pm with dinner and show to follow. Individual registrations are $300. Click here register abd pay online. Click here to download a registration form and pay by mail.
Melissa Dansby will be the 2022-23 Youth Services Chair for District 5790. She will be coordinating services for all Youth Programs, including Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange, and Youth Protection Officer. She and her Sub-Committee Chairs including RYLA-Clint Ishmael, Youth Exchange-Jim Giffin, and Jack Ormand, Youth Protection Officer will be sharing how your club can add some Rotary zest to your clubs Youth Services projects.
 
Melissa is a member of Cleburne Rotary Club since June 2017 and immediately became an adult counselor at RYLA. She loved the energy and relational breakthroughs that happened throughout the week and immediately signed up for the next year. She has continued to volunteer as an adult counselor.
District 5790 Clubs are encouraged to relieve hunger and food insecurity for school-aged children by supporting agencies in their communities. District Assembly attendees can also participate in the Governors Service project by bringing items shown below.
 
 
Where two or more Rotarians gather, a service project will break out.
 
 
 
 
The Regional Four Way Test Speech Contests are now complete!  And we have winners to announce for our third contest which was in Weatherford. 
 
 
 
 
Participating clubs:  
Abilene
Cleburne
Decatur
Eagle Mountain Saginaw
Graham
Keller
Kennedale
Lewisville Noon
Mansfield Sunrise
Stephenville
Weatherford

 
The proud winners are:
*First Place:  Sonika Harish, Lewisville High School, sponsored by Lewisville Noon Rotary Club
*Second Place:  Michel Graham sponsored by Graham Rotary Club
Third Place:  Madison O'Neal sponsored by Keller Rotary Club
Fourth Place:  Catherine Hornbuckle, Fellowship Academy, sponsored by Kennedale Rotary Club
 
 
 
On Saturday, March 26th, the Grapevine Rotary Club was gracious enough to host the first of the 3 Regional contests.  There were 11 contestants. The winner is Nicole Stancik of Holliday High School in Wichita Falls. Congratulations Nicole! 
 
 
 
Participating clubs:  Arlington, Arlington North, Burkburnett, Cross Timbers, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Fort Worth South, Golden Triangle, HEB/Mid-Cities Pacesetters (joint club competition), Trophy Club, and Wichita Falls Southwest.  
 
The proud winners are:
*First Place:  Nicole (Nikki) Stancik from Holliday High School sponsored by the Wichita Falls Southwest Club
 
*Second Place:  Eve Meade from Young Women's Leadership Academy sponsored by Fort Worth Downtown Club
Third Place:  Ligia Souto from Byron Nelson High School sponsored by Trophy Club Club
Fourth Place was a 3 way tie: 
       Emiliano Gutierrez    Lamar High School, Arlington North Club
               Lauryn Hobbs    Flower Mound High School, Flower Mound Club
               Owen Nelson     Arlington High School, Arlington Downtown Club
By: James Campbell Quick
2020-2023 District 5790 Peace Fellowship Chair
 
 
 We celebrate Rotary’s 117th birthday on 23 February and we focus on Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution all February long.  Therefore, I invite you to consider two ways of advancing peace and world understanding in these challenging times, globally and domestically. The challenges are great yet our capacity as Rotarians is even greater.  So, what can we do?
We have 40 clubs participating this year.
 
 
We have had a nice increase in total clubs participating as compared to last year.
 
Traditionally the District contest is held during District conference which prior to the pandemic was in May.  This year the District conference is at the end of June which is not a good time for high school seniors, in particular, but most high school students in general.  So we are now working on an alternative date in May and a venue for this contest. 
 

PEOPLE ARE RUSHING TO PARTICIPATE!

We are excited about the tremendous response we are getting to our Point-Match Program so far!

We are off to a great start and want to give away more points this year than we did last year.

Don 't miss this opportunity to participate.

The campaign runs from September 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Remember-- the funds have to be reported no later than December 31.

 
Join in with the other District 5790 Rotary Clubs on October 16th by riding in the 17th Annual Rotary Crazy Kicker.
Want your club to raise money to End Polio Now but members are not inclined to ride a bike for the minimum 25 mile course, then we have options. Start your own club fundraiser by clicking here.
 
 
Your clubs project can be one you choose to do. Just follow the 6 simple steps to participate and start raising funds. Watch the video above with District 5790 End Polio Now Chair Jon Bullock explain how your club can participate.
 
Congratulations to Kayla Christianson, District Governor for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year.     
 
On June 27th 2021, in Abilene Texas, Rotarians from around District 5790 gathered at the National Institute for Children's Literature to attend the installation of Kayla Belle Christianson as District Governor for the 2021/2022 Rotary Year.
 
 
Fort Worth Rotary Club has been granted the IFSR Youth Service Award as a result of an article published in the  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.
 
This interesting story starts with a bunch of Rotarians buying cookies from girl scouts who are raising funds for their nurses and first responders project. To help them reach their goal, Rotary members from the Fort Worth Rotary Club bought out all their cookies. That action resulted in the NBC 5 video clip above that was seen by members of the Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians. The following is a memo from Steve Henning of the fellowship who announced the award. 
 
The Flower Mound Rotary Club is seeking swimmers for its annual Swimarathon Aug 21, 2021 at LISD Westside Aquatic Center in support of Flower Mound Charities and End Polio Now
 

Join a relay team or put a team together to swim a relay for 55 minutes or swim as an individual for 55 minutes. Skill level is not important. Swimmers will invite friends and family to support them financially per length. This is a fun, friendly competition between teams/individuals. 

More details and how to register to swim coming soon.

The registration fee is $25/person. Team members do not have to be Rotarians. All ages accepted, must be able to swim length of pool. Under 18, need parent/guardian present.

 
The vaccination effort at Denton County's Texas Motor Speedway
were aided March 26th by 11 members from the Cross Timbers Rotary
Club in Flower Mound, Texas
 
To date members of the 13 Rotary clubs in Denton County have logged over 1500 hours volunteering at over 25 county health department clinics that have provided over 177,000 does as of March 22, 2021. With an estimated 30,000 does this week, the county will have administered over 200,000 vaccine shots.
 
Rotary has an exciting way to tap
into the energy and vision of
local high school students!
 
High School Students at 2019 Regional Contest
 
Every year in the spring, Rotary Clubs across North Texas District 5790 challenge local high school students to tackle a question or problem by applying what is known as the Rotary Four Way Test.  THEN they have to give a 5-minute speech in front of club members, family, teachers, and judges! 
The RC of FW Endowment Committee has just allocated $5000 in matching funds for any club who would like to contribute to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.  As you know, they have been especially busy distributing food to people  who were affected during the major ice storm.  We actually had the Rotary Club of Verrazano in Brooklyn reach out and donate $1000, of which we’ll match, leaving $4000 left. 
 
We are seeking Rotary partners in this project that will be serving friends and neighbors throughout DFW.
Members of the 14 clubs can go to the END COVID in Denton County Webpage
at endcovidindentoncounty.org to learn how they can participate.
 
The webpage provides several ways members can help. Volunteering at the mass vaccination hubs. Working to identify individuals that don't have access to register for their shots. Donations that are targeted to pandemic impacted families, Blood Drives, Convalescent Plasmz and others. Webpage is available to Rotary members, their family, neighbors and friends.
In 1931, at the height of the Great Depression,
Herbert J. Taylor was a successful, young senior executive
with the Jewel Tea Company in Chicago, Illinois.
 
Mr Herbert left his great position at Jewal Tea, to take over the then failing Club Aluminum. Herbert Taylor believed that if the people at Club Aluminum could “think right,” they would “do right” and he set out to find a simple guide to “right conduct” as he described, “a sort of ethical yardstick” - something everyone could apply to what they thought, said and did in their relations with others.
Are you a visitor that is not a member of Rotary? A secondary purpose for this website is to provide information about Rotary International, the values of Rotary membership and the many ways Rotary members serve in their their communities and around the world. 
 
Rotary is the world's oldest service club organization and Rotary club members are committed to service in their communities and internationally through various programs including those supporting supporting our vocations and our youth.  Please explore this website to find out more about us and what we do.  If you are considering joining one of the Rotary clubs in North Central Texas, we would encourage you attend one the club meetings in your community or the community where you work. Just click "Club Contacts" in the menu bar to find a club near you. By clicking the "i" next to the club presidents name, you can send an e-mail to the president who will be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions.

Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service, both in their own community and around the world.  A top priority of Rotary is the global eradication of polio. 

 

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