This Weeks News
Guatamala Global Service Project a Success
Several Rotary members from throughout District 5790
and Rotary members from District 4250
Refurbish schools and Building School Equipment
2019 RYLA Experience for Budding Leaders
Tarleton State University was host
for 131 High School Juniors and Seniors
from throughout District 5790
Rotary Citation Award - Final Reporting Deadline is June 30, 2019
Congratulations to the 4 District 5790 Clubs that have already qualified.
Arlington North
Arlington Sunrise
Lewisville Morning
The deadline for reporting is June 30, 2019 and can be done easily by going to Rotary Club Central (click here) and updating all of your clubs accomplishments for the past year. We have several clubs within a few elements of qualifying for the presidential citation. Please contact your area governor or Training/Technology Team Captain John Pokorny with questions regarding your clubs qualifications.
An Evening with the Stars - 2019 District 5790 Recognition Video
Arlington Rotary announces May 17th Golf Classic
Longest tenured member of the Rotary Club of Mineral Wells passes
Jimmy Ashby, member for RC of Mineral Wells was a 47 year Rotarian.
Jimmy Ashby, attended the May 1st Mineral Wells RC meeting and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow for his charitable giving to the Rotary International Foundation. This photo could be the last taken of Jimmy. Sadly, he passed away this evening. Serving as the county attorney, July 1 would have marked Jimmy’s 47th year as a Rotarian. Our hearts and prayers go to he, his wife Linda and their families. 
Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Event May 17
Lewisville Morning Rotary Club is hosting a
Wine Taster and Silent Auction Fund Raiser 
Costa Rica Dental Equipment Global Grant Project
May 17, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm
Wines with (an) Appeal, 917 N. Mills St, Lewisville
Click here to RSVP of Donate.
Rotarian Mary Ann Kleuser passes after long illness
A member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth Southwest for 12 years
Mary Ann passed away April 23, 2019, she was to be the President of the FTW Southwest Rotary Club this year 2018/19 and was a dynamic person to know.
Her husband Tom is also a very active member in the SW Club and stepped in for her at PETS this year on the Friday session. 
Send condolences and visit her obituary by clicking here.
200+ District 5790 Rotary Club Leaders attend Training
A Wonderful day of Rotary Training including keynote
Bring on the Excitement by Kevin Green
This years District Assembly at the Tarrant County College NW campus was a complete success. Club leaders representing 42 clubs attended 18 unique breakout sessions on a variety of Rotary topics that will help them lead their clubs in the coming year. District Governor Elect Peter Scott challenged club leaders to adapt their clubs culture to meet the needs of the community and do even more service through member and community engagement.
Congratulations Trophy Club Rotary - April 17 Charter Ceremony
New Rotary Club in Trophy Club Texas
Celebrates with April 17 Charter Ceremony.
So, what does it take to launch a new Rotary Club? Simply put, an idea and a few folks committed to the idea of staring a new home grown club. As the club charter club president I have had the privilege of participating in this exciting adventure and look forward to the great things this new club will accomplish in the future.
Great story on newly chartered club 
The Secrets of Growing a new Rotary Club
RC of Champions (Justin) announce June 22nd Sports Clay Shoot
The Rotary Club of Champions and the Roanoke Lions Club
are hosting a
Sport Clay Shoot June 22nd at 9 AM
DFW Clay Target Sports, 13055 Cleveland Gibbs Rd, Northlake, TX
Click here to download registration
Rotary Club of Fort Wort Stockyards Announces June 1st Clay Shoot
5th Annual Sports Clay Shoot
hosted by
The Rotary Club of Fort Worth Stockyards and Cowboy Church
at the
Defender Outdoor Sports Ranch in Fort Worth, TX
Proceeds in support of Fort Worth Neighborhood Police Officers Fund
and the RC of Fort Worth Stockyards Scholarship Tuition Fund
Click here to download Flyer
Click here to download Donor Form
Registration for An Evening with the Stars is Open
Register for an entire table for your club members and guests
Proximity to stage will be determined by the date club registered and paid for its table.
More than one club can partner to purchase a table.
Click here of image above to register.
Deadline for registration is April 30th.
Fort Worth South announces First Responders Luncheon April 24th  
A Challenge to Grow
To access the Grow Rotary! Grow Engagement! Grow Impact resource page click here.
District 5790 Governors for 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2020-21 Launch 3 year Membership Initiative
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.
Shelter Box Appeal: Cyclone Idai
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 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
Rotary Service in Guatemala
Dear Rotarians,
District 5790 will be traveling to ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA this summer for a district wide service project and conference.  We hope you can join us! Check out more info on this brochure- CLICK HERE!
This email outlines the goals, activities, schedule and costs associated with the project.  If you have questions after reviewing this email, please contact us at  We will strive to answer them as quickly as possible.


After reviewing this email, please use the following link to register for the event.  If you log in to ClubRunner, your information will automatically be populated:
A minimum non-refundable deposit of $150 per person is required ASAP to secure your spot.  Contact us ASAP at if you are interested in this trip and have not yet paid your deposit.
Room availability is first-come, first-served.  Once you have chosen your room preference (below), you will need to make payments of at least $150 per month (per person) in order to secure your room preference.  If selecting the option to pay with installments, we will contact you to create the payment schedule specific to your total amount due. The full balance will be due on or before 05/05/18. We encourage everyone to pay the full fee during registration, if possible, in order to assist our Rotary District.


We will be staying at the beautiful Casa Santo Domingo -  Please take a moment and look at their website.  It is a stunning property set around an archaeological site featuring artifacts from the Mayan civilization circa 200-900 AD.


We have worked very hard to keep the costs low and as affordable as possible.  It should be possible to attend the conference and work on the service project for just over $1,000 or so per person (double occupancy) including airfare.  
The conference registration fee includes all taxes, fees, and estimated transportation costs to/from airport and project sites while in Antigua.  Also included are the following meals:
* Sunday evening Welcome Reception with appetizers
* Breakfast x 4 Days
* Lunch x 3 Days (At service project work site)
* Dinner x 2 Days  (You will have one evening free to eat out in Antigua)
* Alcohol is not included with the meals but may be purchased separately.
There are a variety of room types available which will accommodate 2 to 3 people per room.  Rates are in USD per person (with two or more people per room). An additional person can be added to some rooms for an additional fee (approx $57 per night).  See the registration page for details. NOTE: Rates on the registration page reflect the price for TWO people in the room.
Here are the rates for each room type based on 2 people per room and assuming a 4 night stay:

Room Type

Total Cost
(per room)

Cost per person

Standard Room
Standard Deluxe Room KING  + Sofa Bed
Standard KING with Jacuzzi
Standard Room - KING - Spa
Standard Rooms - 2 Double Beds
Executive Standard
Junior Suite - KING + SOFA Bed
Junior Suite - 2 Doubles + SOFA Bed
Suite Deluxe KING + SOFA Bed
Suite Deluxe Double Bed + SOFA Bed
Suite Deluxe - SPA - KING + Sofa
Estancia Suite - KING
Estancia Suite - King + Sofa Bed
Estancia Suite Spa (best available)
You are responsible for air travel to and from Guatemala City (GUA).  Sample airfares range from $480 - up from the DFW area to GUA.  You may choose to use airline miles or other means to reduce the ticket price  Your conference registration fee covers airport/hotel transfer to/from the airport for those arriving on Saturday or Sunday and departing on Thursday.  If you choose to extend your stay beyond Thursday June 26, you will need to cover the transportation cost back to the airport. 
We are working on a group airline fare, but do not have that information yet- stay tuned.
SAMPLE FARES (as of 01/03/2019):
A search of flights departing DFW on Sunday 06/23 and returning on Thursday 06/27 shows airfares ranging from $480 to $802.  
Nonstop flights on American are more expensive than flights with a stop in Mexico City or San Salvador.


18:00 Welcome Reception with appetizers
07:00  Breakfast at Hotel
08:30  Depart for Project Site
12:30  Lunch
16:45  Depart for Hotel
19:00  Evening dinner and recap of day
07:00  Breakfast at Hotel
08:30  Depart for Project Site
12:30  Lunch
16:45  Depart for Hotel
19:00  Dinner on your own at Hotel or in Antigua
07:00  Breakfast at Hotel
08:30  Depart for Project Site
12:30  Lunch
16:45  Depart for Hotel
19:00  Closing Dinner and Entertainment
07:00 Breakfast
10:00 Checkout and departure to GUA for those leaving today
Everyone on their own to explore Guatemala or return home


There will be basically two types of work projects spread across Antigua and local communities.  We will send out a questionnaire and details about each project later in order for you to decide where you would like to work.  Information is available describing the projects:  
We will be primarily working in schools to:
* Painting and minor repairs
* Do basic plumbing work (install/fix sinks, toilets, etc.)
* Install kitchen equipment
* IT / computer setup for the computer lab
* Mentoring school kids
We will be working outside of Guatemala City building desks, tables, bunk beds, etc. for the Fastrack At Risk Youth Education/Internship program. 
3 - Lake Atitlan
There is an allied Rotary project with the Ft. Worth International club planting trees at Lake Atitlan.  This would be a great place to extend your stay.


Please refer to the Guatemala FAQ for answers to a number of questions.  
You may contact us at if you have questions not covered in the FAQ.
Word from abroad!
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. 
click read more for entire story
Wine Discovery
Metroport Rotary Club Hosts WineDiscovery May 4th
 Fundraiser includes wine and craft beer tastings, food pairings, and silent auctions to support community service projects and youth scholarships
SOUTHLAKE, TX – March 18th, 2019 – Get ready to be transported to vineyards near and far during the 15th Annual WineDiscovery May 4th , 7:00PM to 10:30 PM, at The Marq in Southlake. Hosted by the Metroport, Keller and Southlake Rotary Clubs, the event has raised more than $275,000 since its inception for local youth scholarships and community service projects.
Guests will enjoy unlimited samples of more than 24 Texas, domestic and international wines – including red, white, port and sparkling – from six local wineries and distributors: Banfi Vintners, Bear Creek Spirits & Wine in Colleyville; El Wine Chateau in Keller; Three Vino in Roanoke; and Off the Vine in Grapevine.  Craft beer samples will again be available this year, along with port and cigars on the patio.
“Buying wine is a challenge, so WineDiscovery is all about tasting new wines and finding new favorites that are affordable,” says event chair Mary MoeGeorgia, noting all of the wines featured have retail values of up to $40.00. “Lesser known Texas, domestic and international wineries are featured, selected by experts to be exceptional values. We bet favorite selections are not the most expensive!”
A wine and craft beer tasting is not complete without food and this year’s culinary sponsors offer fare to complement all varietals: Bonefish Grill, Hook & Ladder Pizza, Howard Wang's China Grill, RA Sushi, The Cocoa Exchange and FnG Eats. Desserts will be provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes and The Ice Cream Place.
The evening will include live music and red carpet photos. The silent auction will showcase local goods and services, art, domestic and international travel packages. The raffles have the best odds in Texas and feature first choice of "half of the pot" or custom-designed jewelry by Diamonds & Designs.
The majority of proceeds from WineDiscovery are awarded as scholarships to local graduating high school students in Carroll ISD, Northwest ISD, Westlake, Christhaven, and Tarrant County College. Remaining proceeds are used for local grants to non-profit organizations – such as the Roanoke Food Pantry; Metroport Meals on Wheels; Victory Therapy Center to support equine assisted physical therapy; and Gallant Few to prevent veteran isolation – as well as humanitarian projects in Nicaragua, Mexico or Cuba.
Tickets to WineDiscovery are available for individuals, couples and groups. They may be purchased online at For more information, contact Mary MoeGeorgia at 469-964-5187.
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