ROAM 5790 Online Rotary being formed
 
    
District 5790 Rotary Online Across the Metroplex e-Club    
 
ROAM 5790 Membership Interest
To discover if ROAM 5790 is a Rotary Club for you, "Engage" the green button above.
A member of our out-of-this-world formation team will contact you with details.
Also visit our Facebook Page at Rotary Club of ROAM 5790 - Rotary Online Across the Metroplex
 
 Our vision is to charter an online Rotary club in which members are from throughout District 5790. Our first organizational meeting was December 10, 2018. At that meeting, we agreed that the initial way will find supporters and potential charter members is through an interest survey that will be sent to Rotary alumni, former Rotary members and community members that clubs have not joined Rotary because of their time or work schedule. Another advantage e-clubs have is cost of membership. Given that online clubs do not include venue costs, meals etc, the cost of membership will be significantly less than the standard club. The charter club leadership will determine the actual cost of dues based on RI & District dues, cost of technology and club training costs. 
 
If you would like more information about joining the ROAM 5790 Rotary Club being formed, please complete the Membership Interest Form by clicking here.
 

ONLINE ROTARY CLUBS

Rotary e-clubs are a lot like other Rotary clubs: they meet weekly or bi-weekly, carry out service projects, support The Rotary Foundation, and socialize with each other. So what’s different about online clubs? You join your meeting online when it’s convenient for you, day or night, any day of the week.

HOW DOES AN E-CLUB OPERATE?

E-club members use webinars, videoconferencing, message boards, instant messaging, or tools like Skype and Google Hangout to communicate. For example, a club member might post content online for that week’s meeting, then other members join the discussion throughout the week. Some e-club members also meet in person at service projects, social activities or the RI Convention. In fact, e-Club participants are highly encouraged to participate in service projects near where they live. So much so that District 5790 will be supporting the new e-club with district wide schedules of service projects being done by the 71 geographically based clubs.

WHO CAN JOIN AN E-CLUB?

Members can be from anywhere in the world. Some e-clubs focus their membership in a particular region or community.

An e-club could be right for you if you:

  • Have a busy schedule and need a flexible meeting time
  • Live in different places throughout the year
  • Travel frequently
  • Have limited mobility
  • Live in an area without a nearby Rotary club
 
Community Service Online Interest Survey
 

Become a Charter Member or Friend of our Online Club

Being a Member of Rotary International allows you to ‘Make A Difference in the World’. Join 1.3 million other like minded individuals and change people’s lives.

Being a Friend of our Rotary E-Club allows you to stay in touch with news and events. You can elect to receive Newsletters, email updates etc.

Membership Overview
The purpose of the ROAM 5790 Rotary Club, is to extend Rotary to business, professional and community leaders who are unable to participate in a traditional community based Rotary Club.
 

Inability to attend a traditional Rotary Club could be the result of demanding business or professional commitments, extensive travel, confinement due to ill health or disability, or residence beyond reasonable distance from an existing Rotary Club.

To be a member of the Online Club in District 5790 means:
  • You live or do business in ANY Rotary District in any country of the Rotary world.
  • Your current circumstances are such that it is not possible to meet attendance requirements of a traditional Rotary Club.
  • You are a contributor to society in your profession, occupation, industry, business, or community role.
  • You are committed to the personal ethic of Service Above Self, The Four-Way Test and support the Object of Rotary

You can be part of Rotary International by completing the on-line Expression of Interest Survey Form. Members of our District 5790 Community Service e-Club start-up team will contact you.

 
May is Rotary Youth Service Month
 
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                                                   Either send as a you-tube line or send the embed code.                                                        
 
Page Stories
Friends and Rotarians,
 
Our team is in Malawi working to support families after Cyclone Idai devasted parts of Southern African countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.  The crisis is getting worse. It’s still raining, and floodwaters will continue to rise for at least a week. Authorities are also concerned about possible Cholera outbreaks from dirty water.  ShelterBox is ready to support families with emergency shelter and other essential items.  
There are tens of thousands of families with nowhere to call home – with your support, we can help more people.  We expect support may include emergency ShelterKits so families can repair or create shelter, as well as water filters and mosquito nets so families can protect themselves from diseases.  Right now, we are talking to local partners in all the countries affected to understand how we can help. As Rotary International’s project partner for disaster relief, we’re in close contact with the District Governor for Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. We're also in contact with Habitat for Humanity, who are talking to affected families in Malawi.  Our operations team is watching other weather systems building in the region, which could cause further damage. 
 
Rotary partnership in action
Our team will be meeting with the District Governor (Hutch Mthinda) on Friday evening to discuss plans. The team will then be reconnecting with Rotarians who assisted us in 2015. 
Rotary District 9210 is the most affected, covering Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. District Governor Hutchson Mthinda is in close contact with ShelterBox and has been providing local updates. We have been closely monitoring the impact of the flooding and cyclone across the whole region, which has also affected Rotary District 9400, which covers some of South Africa, Botswana and, crucially, Maputo in southern Mozambique. We are in regular contact with Past President Bruno Maximiano do Amaral of the Rotary club of Polana in Maputo, who has worked with our teams previously and is ready to offer assistance if required. 
 
Your help is appreciated. Visit  www.shelterboxusa.org/cyclone-idai for more info, Thank you.
 
Bill Tobin
Rotary Relations Manager, ShelterBox USA
Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills CA. D5180
 
7359 Merchant Court, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
p: 916-616-6973 | f:  941-907-6970
 
 
Page News
The story of one of our own
 
I am currently studying in Tome City, located in the northern part of the Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. Tome has a population around 80,000; and, while there isn’t much to do here, Sendai City is only a 90-minute bus ride away. 
 
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2018-19 District Governor Gerald Robinson, DGE Peter Scott and DGN Roger Paschal lead January & February district-wide Grow Rotary! Grow Engagement! Grow Impact meetings to launch new 3 year membership initiative throughout District 5790
 
It has been an exciting 3 months for our district as current District Governor Gerald Robinson has led a team consisting of our DGE Peter Scott, DGN Roger Paschal, District Governor Nominee-Designate Kayla Christianson, current District Membership Team Captain Steve Cox, 2019-20 District Membership Director PDG Larry Petrash, current Club Culture Team Captain PDG Gene Davenport, AG Lori Fickerling and Training and Technology Team Captain John Pokorny in launching the 3 year Grow Rotary! Grow Engagement! Grow Impact membership development initiative.
The District Governor and the Guatemala Service Project team are hard at work planning a fantastic year end service project that will change lives in the country of Guatemala. We are seeking 150 Rotarians, family members, friends, and service oriented individuals to join us. 
 
We already have over 100 people who have responded to the survey and expressed interest in joining us next year in Guatemala!  This is going to be a fantastic trip and we hope you can join us.  We have been working hard to keep the total cost down to around $1,000 per person.
 
An email covering final pricing and instructions for making your $100 deposit to secure your slot on the trip will be sent out within the next week or so to everyone who has expressed an interest in joining us on the trip.   If you are interested in more information, please complete the survey so we can notify you of important updates and how to secure your spot on the trip.   Survey link: http://bit.ly/5790-gua-trip
 
A presentation about the service trip and objectives can be found here. http://bit.ly/gua-svc-2
 
Frequently asked questions about Guatemala and Antigua can be found here.   http://bit.ly/gau-faq
 
In service,
Will
 
Will Carlton
Cross Timbers Rotary Club
Global Projects - District 5790
e: wacarlton@gmail.com
cell:  +1 972-965-5565
 
Tentative Community Service e-Club Implementation Schedule
Initial Planning Meetings - Dec. 2018 - Completed
e-Club Interest Survey - Dec 2018 - May 2019
Formation Meetings with prospective Charter Members - Jan 2019 - May 2019
Identify 35 to 45 Charter members - March - May 2019
Submit Community Service e-Club Application to RI - May 2019
Charter Ceremony for Community Service e-Club - June 2019