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Thank you Karyn Bullock from the RC of Mineral Wells for preparing and sharing this outstanding video
End Polio Now Fundraising Goal
 What is your Club End Polio Now Goal for this year? World Polio Day is October 24th. Now is a great time to start your End Polio Now fundraising. Click here for the some great fund raising ideas.
 

 
Upcoming District Events
May 23, 2023 May 31, 2023
Melborne Convention Centre
Jun 15, 2023 Jun 19, 2023
Tarleton State University
Stories from our Vibrant Clubs
The Rotary Club of Wichita Falls Southwest believes in a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe in our communities and in ourselves.
 
In baseball playoff terms, the RC of Wichita Falls Southwest hit the ball out of the park with the bases loaded, two outs and two strikes in the 7th game of the world series through their October 17th Fentanyl Crises panel discussion.
 
 
Shocked by recent deaths of young people in Wichita Falls due to Fentanyl overdoes, members of the Wichita Falls Southwest Rotary Club decided to do something about it by hosting a community panel discussion to create awareness and discuss how members of the community can join in the fight to halt this crises.
 
Are members of your club alarmed by this crises and want to take action? Click the above image and download the power point file used by our friends at the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls Southwest to get the process started in your community. If you want more details about how to get started, contact member Jack Brown. He will gladly provide the steps their club went through in a fairly short period of time. This event was covered by all the local media outlets.
Rotary’s World-wide 2021-22 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
               
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER! 20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 
 
The Denton Evening Rotary Club is hosting Spinning to End Polio Now on October 22, 2022 at the Denton Spin Company, 608 E. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas.
The event includes vendor tables, raffle tickets and giveaways. Three different half-hour class times are available; 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 am. Click the above QR code to register. Or, click here for registration link.
For the last two decades, the prospect of sending 16 visiting polio experts out across the provinces of Afghanistan would have been impossible but from June 6-19, 2022, WHO Afghanistan’s Polio eradication program did just that.
 
 
Their mission? To review the country’s polio surveillance system, assess its functionality at all levels and make specific recommendations for maintaining and improving surveillance quality.  
 
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!
 
 
The October 15th Imagine Peace Concert to provide financial support for scholarships to TCC students and the humanitarian projects of Arlington Great Southwest Rotary Club and the Fort Worth East Rotary Club.
 
Make checks payable to the Arlington Great Southwest Rotary Club
Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite via link below
Registration is open for the District 5790 Denim and Pearls set to take place, November 5th at the Granbury Convention Center. Bring your Sunday best cowboy and cowgirl duds to this gala. Party hard with over 300 of your Rotary buds and guests in support of the Rotary Foundation.
Click the image above to learn more about the event and register.
 
Imagine yourself as a 15 year old Rotary Youth Exchange student from Korea on your way to meet your host family in O'Fallon, Illinois. Your coast to coast flight lands in the DFW Airport as expected but late. Then you find out through your limited English skills that you missed your connecting flight to St. Louis. 
That is exactly what happened this past Thursday at 8:42 PM in the evening (August 11th) to Kim Yung Piip who goes by the nick name Fredrick. Fredric called his host family, Kim Sabella, from O'Fallen Rotary Club in Southern, Illinois. The quick thinking Kim managed to get Fredrick to quickly get back to the American Airlines gate to put his luggage on the next flight out in morning. Her next task was to find someone near the airport that could provide a place to sleep for the night. This was a task she did not take lightly, this 15 year old was entrusted to her care and now she was tasked with finding someone that she did not know a completely different city to care Fredric for the evening and get him back to the airport in the morning.
 
The Polio Hot Spot is shrinking to a smaller and smaller area in Pakistan.
 
 
 
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
 
Calling our District 5790 long distance bicycle riders. Tour de Tucson - Ride To End Polio  =  Registration is now open for this year's bicycle event and End Polio Now Fundraising effort on November 19, 2022 !  See the ride routes and register to ride in person or virtually here - https://eltourdetucson.org/el-tour-de-tucson/route/ 
 
World Polio Day!  October 24, 2022 it is not to early to start planning your clubs event.
 
Every club is challenged with engaging their local businesses. Particularly the those that are underserved. At the 2022 Vibrant Club Workshop we will be hearing from the team that spoke to a packed house at the RI convention in Houston
 
We are proud to say that this team happens to be from our District 5790.
 
The Rotary Club of Fort Worth will share with us their dynamic program idea for creating a more inclusive club and engage historically underutilized businesses while building good will and better friendships for all concerned.
Rotary Learning Center announces updated online learning tools for club executives new and old.
 
 
Club officers new to their Rotary leadership positions have some great learning tools available to them in the Rotary Learning Center. 
 

The following learning plans have also been updated to incorporate legislation adopted at the 2022 Council of Legislation.

Some courses may not be available until September. Courses that are out of date will be locked until they’re updated, but you will still be able to complete any courses in your learning plans that have not been locked.

You can help other club officers prepare for the year ahead by sharing information with them. If you have questions or comments, please write to learn@rotary.org.

The Rotary District 5790 Lonestar Division of the Rotary Leadership Institute launched its first ever RLI - Part I Training Session on July 9, 2022. With completion of Parts II and III to be scheduled later this year, members of this group own the unique distinction of having graduated with the inaugural class of the District 5790 Lonestar Division Rotary Leadership Institute.
 
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Ginger A. Eads, a certified public accountant in Flower Mound and a member of Rotary Club of Cross Timbers, was recently appointed to Rotary International’s Finance Committee. She began her service July 1.

The Finance Committee advises the board on Rotary's finances including budgets, investment policy, and sustainability measures. Members of the committee must have a professional background in a finance-related field; non-profit experience is preferred. Candidates should have experience at the club and district level in financial matters. It is a three-year term with two meetings a year in Evanston, Ill., and virtual meetings as needed.
 

Jul 03, 2022
 
 
MINERAL WELLS - The beautiful seventh-floor ballroom of the Crazy Water Hotel & Plaza was the setting on June 25 for the 2022-23 Rotary District 5790 Installation Ceremony.
 
District Governor Dan Steele, of Rotary Club of Mineral Wells, was installed as district governor. His slate of officers was also installed.
 
Local musician and Abilene Southwest Rotarian, Kidd Callahan provided special music, including the playing of John Lennon's "Imagine" to help conclude the ceremony.
 
Outgoing district Governor Kayla Christianson (Abilene) was honored for her past year of service. Pat Peters was recognized as the District 5790 governor-elect. See the complete list of this year's district officers and directors here.
 
Dan looks forward to a great year of Rotary across the district, keeping us #CrazyAboutRotary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jul 01, 2022
 
The inaugural session of Rotary Leadership Institute Part I on July 9, 2022 has been sold out.
 
 
 
Perhaps it is the Imagine Rotary challenge provided by our new RI President Jennifer Jones an our own 22-23 District Governor Dan Steele to imagine what Rotary could be that has inspired aspiring Rotary and Rotaract leaders to take their leadership skills to the next level, that has members excited about the Rotary Leadership Institute course offerings. This 3 part plus graduate course series offers members a Rotary and career enhancement opportunity that is simply not available anywhere else. To learn more about the Rotary Leadership Institute, click here. The District 5790 RLI team will be scheduling additional Part I sessions, followed by Parts II & III during the months to come.
There are 15-20 million polio survivors in our world.  And 60-75% are subject to having Post Polio Syndrome.
 
Trouble Years Later - According to the diagnostic criteria developed by the March of Dimes, Post polio Syndrome is new muscle weakness or decreased endurance that occurs in people with a history of paralytic polio, after partial or complete recovery from the infection and a long interval — typically 15 to 30 years — of stable functioning. The weakness comes on gradually, persists for at least a year, progresses slowly, and can be accompanied by fatigue, muscle wasting, and muscle and joint pain. Some patients also develop sleeping problems, breathing problems, and difficulty swallowing.
A Win Against Polio is a Win For Global Health!
Rotary’s World-wide 2021-22 Rotary Year Polio
Fundraising Goal is
 $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match
 
 
This weeks Polio update:
 
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
                                                20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2022
 
Total
2021
Total
2020
 
Total
2019
Total
 2018
Globally
12
6
140
176
33
- in endemic countries:
11
5
140
176
33
- in post-endemic countries:
1
1
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 0   
 
2022 Wild Polio Cases – Pakistan 10, Afghanistan 1, Mozambique 1
 
2021 Wild Cases - Pakistan 1 (2020-84), Afghanistan 4 (2020-56), Malawi - 1
2022 Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 202 in 12 Countries
2021 Vaccine Derived Polio - 689 Cases in 22 Countries (2020-1,113 Cases in 26 countries)
 
Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
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?
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.

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Imagine yourself as a 15 year old Rotary Youth Exchange student from Korea on your way to meet your host family in O'Fallon, Illinois. Your coast to coast flight lands in the DFW Airport as expected but late. Then you find out through your limited English skills that you missed your connecting flight to St. Louis. 
That is exactly what happened this past Thursday at 8:42 PM in the evening (August 11th) to Kim Yung Piip who goes by the nick name Fredrick. Fredric called his host family, Kim Sabella, from O'Fallen Rotary Club in Southern, Illinois. The quick thinking Kim managed to get Fredrick to quickly get back to the American Airlines gate to put his luggage on the next flight out in morning. Her next task was to find someone near the airport that could provide a place to sleep for the night. This was a task she did not take lightly, this 15 year old was entrusted to her care and now she was tasked with finding someone that she did not know a completely different city to care Fredric for the evening and get him back to the airport in the morning.
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News Stories from Rotary International
Rotary projects around the globe – December 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and India.

A community cure

Backed by Rotary’s Programs of Scale award, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia confronts a worldwide malady at the local level

Turning wine bottles back into sand

A club in Washington’s wine country uses a novel approach to keep glass out of the landfill.

Leveraging expertise with Ashoka

Leveraging expertise with AshokaRotary’s partnership with Ashoka brings together the vision of Ashoka’s social entrepreneurs with the local expertise of Rotary members to inspire innovation that can solve problems, create leaders, and

Engagement through experiences

During the COVID-19 pandemic's initial U.S. wave in 2020, Detroit, Michigan, was one of many cities where first responders and medical personnel needed more personal protective equipment. A Rotary club in India learned about the situation and contacted its longtime partner, the Rotary Club of

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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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