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District 5790 Disaster Relief - Texas Tornados
In recent weeks we have seen the 2024 storm season wreak havoc throughout the central and northern states.  Last night the storms hit close to home when the a powerful supercell unleashed a series of tornados that ripped through the communities of Valley View, Pilot Point, and Celina, leaving a path of destruction and at least 7 dead in its wake.  Damage was done to many surrounding communities as well.
The 5790 Disaster Relief team had been serving in the Houston area providing relief to flood victims.  This afternoon they returned to North Central Texas to assist in the relief efforts in the affected areas.
After discussions with the representatives of the Denton County Office of Emergency Management, we are offering opportunities to assist with the debris management in the Pilot Point and Valley View communities.  Click on this link for details on activities and volunteer sign-up sheets.
If you would like to contribute through Disaster Aid USA to the Texas Relief Fund, please click on the link below. Under 'Choose a Cause to Support' click on 'Donate Now' and then select 'Texas Relief Fund'.
Upcoming District Events
Aug 17, 2024 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Jan 11, 2025 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Central Standard Time (UTC-06:00)
Stories from our Vibrant Clubs
The recent Rotary Leadership Institute Parts 1 & 2 seminars held on Saturday October 7 were an overwhelming success. The participants had much praise for the event organization and the quality of both the materials and the speakers.
Members of the RLI Part 1 course receiving their certificates at the end of the afternoon. The seminar was an interactive event with a focus on Rotary, Ethics and Vocational Service, the Rotary Foundation, Engaging Members, and Creating Service Projects.
Members of the RLI Part 2 course also received their certificates at the end of the afternoon. Their seminar was also an interactive event with a focus on Attracting Members, Effective Leadership Strategies, Rotary Opportunities, Club Communication, Rotary Foundation, and Team Building.
Every year the sitting District Governor recognizes one club in the entire district as the Governor's Cup winner. This year, 2022-2023 District Governor Dan Steele selected the Decatur Rotary Club as the District 5790 Governor's Cup winner.
(L-R) DGE Pat Peters, Jeff Peters, Eileen Cross, DG Dan Steele and Lannie Noble
The actual Governor's Cup trophy will be awarded at the June 29th Decatur RC Installation Dinner. Decatur RC will have the privilege of displaying the cup at all its events for the next 12 months.
Twenty District 5790 Rotary clubs have been recognized for their Vibrant Club efforts this past year.
14 of the 20 Clubs were present at the Vibrant Club awards ceremony at the District Conference Saturday dinner.
Left to Right: Victoria Farrar-Myers_RC Arlington, Kella Price_RC Aledo, Joe Biles_RC Abilene SW, Roger Shady_RC Champions, Sharron Miles_RC Cleburne, Jim Moll_RC Cross Timbers, Eileen Cross_RC Decatur, Rebecca Jackson_RC Denton, Brian Glenn_ RC Denton-Lake Cities, Dan Steele, District Governor, Skip Overdier_RC Granbury, Larry Petrash_RC Iowa Park, Ray Bowens_ RC Lewisville Morning, Sarah Hahs_RC Mineral Wells, Tim Schuetz_RC Southlake

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The Butterfly Effect
During his training for the upcoming Rotary year, Andy Eads (Governor Elect) showed this video during the lunch break. We thought this might be an inspirational video for those of us who often ponder what effect we're having on the world around us.  Credit for this video goes to Andy Andrews.
Message from the RI President
In his closing speech to the attendees of the RI Convention in Melbourne this year, incoming RI President R. Gordon R. McInally had this message for Rotary leaders.


Create Hope in the World - District 3350
This inspirational video was prepared and directed by Wichai Chivakanit, DG for District 3350, and Thanongsak Wiboonma, Rotary Song Committee chair.

News Stories from Rotary International
Photographer reflects on 18 years of chasing polio

Exhibit documents the scope of polio eradication efforts worldwide

Watershed moment gives rise to a revitalized riverfront

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee revitalized its city’s riverfront with a contribution from a local landowner — a strategy that could work in other communities.

Lebanon club channels the power of peace

he newly formed Rotary Club of Beirut Pax Potentia, Lebanon, which focuses on peacebuilding, has its origins in a project funded by a Rotary Foundation global grant

Solar energy expands access to health care

Solar energy isn’t just good for the environment — it’s expanding access to health care

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 Videos
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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 
Rotary Peace Fellowship Announcement
We are now accepting applications for 2025 Rotary Peace Fellowships! 
We hope you will join us in promoting the peace fellowship opportunity within your communities and enlisting the help of club members across your district to find qualified candidates. The application will be open until 15 May 2024, and interested candidates can apply through our application webpage.
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