Rotary International District 5790
Russell Hampton
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Your Membership Madness Dispatch

Sharing Ideas for Club Membership Growth

Volume I, Issue VII

May 24, 2017

Growing Rotary Membership to do more good in our Communities

District 5790 Rotary Members were Supercharged at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta
Rotary District 5790 was well represented among the 42,100 and counting Rotary members from 174 countries. Not only do these folks have the excitement of rubbing elbows with a worldwide cultural smorgasbord of Rotary members, they are absorbing like a sponge all the latest and greatest information that Rotary has to offer. For example, on of the items distributed to the district governors in attendance is Rotary Internationals clarification of the RI policy with regards Club and District Activities related to the use of Guns and Weapons. District Rotary members may review that policy by clicking here. Zone 21b and 27 Zone Director also provided a summation of the policy which can be read here.
July 13th Polio Eradication Update
So far this year we have only 7 new Total Paralysis Cases Worldwide. 19 were recorded for the same time period last year. Our goal of course is zero.
The Final Three Endemic Countries:
Pakistan - One new Polio case reported this week.  Three cases reported in 2017 -the most recent from the Killa Abdullah Balochistan province with an onset on 6/10/17.  Twenty Polio cases were reported in 2016.  No new WPV1 positive environmental samples were reported this week.
Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Four cases reported in 2017 - the most recent in the Nawzad district, Hilmand with the onset of paralysis on 4/16/17,  Thirteen Polio cases were reported in 2016. One new Polio-positive environmental sample was collected this week from the Kandahar area in Afghanistan.    
Nigeria - No new Polio cases reported this week.   Four Polio cases reported in 2016 - with no cases reported in 2015.  The most recent case was reported on 8/2016 on Borno State. 
Polio Eradication Update - For The Week Ending May 27th
 Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0
2017 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2016 Totals)
Endemic Countries –2 Pakistan (2016-20), 3 Afghanistan (2016-13),
0 Nigeria (2016-4)
The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $35Mil/Yr.)
Our Rotary-wide 2016-17 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $45 Million + the Gates Foundation Match
This year, Rotarians have raised $37.8 Million toward our $45 Million PolioPlus Fundraising Goal for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.
Please consider making an additional personal, Club, or District DDF donation to the PolioPlus Fund of The Rotary Foundation this coming week to help us reach our goal.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could announce that we have made our $45 Million PolioFundraising Goal when Bill Gates takes the podium at the Rotary International Convention on Monday, June 12, 2017?
PRIP Ray Klingingsmith to Speak at June 24th Induction of District Governor, Officers and Club Presidents
Plan to join us on June the 24th for the 2017-18 Governor's Installation Ceremonies and meet Past Rotary International President Ray Klingingsmith. The induction ceremonies for our new District Governor, District Officers and Club Presidents will take place at a banquet to take place at Walnut Creek Country Club, 1151 Country Club Drive in Mansfield, Texas.
Register now for the 2017-18 District 5790 Installation of our District Governors and Officers and Club Presidents. Details are listed below. Please register by clicking registration here.


Thank You, District 5790 Director of Membership Kay Huse for your Rotary Service. Kay's 3 year commitment as District Membership Director is ending June 30, 2017. Under her leadership these past 3 years, district membership has increased 8.26% since July of 2014. That is a 238 net gain in district membership.
When they come, give them a brochure that shows your club in action. Click image above to access link to brand center that will allow clubs to create a club brochure specific to your club.
We are growing. As of May 10, 2017 our district has had a net increase of 73 members. Where does your club stand on the District 5790 Growth Chart? Simply hover your pointer over the thermometer above and click
Rotary International and District 5790 have a number of excellent resources that can help clubs create or enhance their membership development plans. In addition to the District Membership Committee Members Kay Huse, Andy Eads, Lori Fickling and Lori Williams we have a trained Visioning Team led by Gene Davenport ready to visit your club can use to facilitate the creation of fresh membership ideas. Simply click the blue names above to send the desired person an e-mail to request support.
Congratulations to the our Exemplary Clubs
From July 1, 2016 through May 10, 2017 the district had 17 clubs that achieved at least a 10% net increase in club membership - send them an e-mail to congratulate their success and pick their brain for ideas.
Arlington Sunset - 100% increase - Gary Mitchell (President)
Colleyville RC - 35.7% increase - Mark Bauer (President)
Lewisville Morning RC - 30% Increase - Carolyn Wright (President)
Champions (Justin) RC - Lyle Dresser (President)
Golden Triangle RC - 25.9% increase -Joan Manning (President)
Crowel RC - 25.0% increase April White (President)
Southlake RC - 23.53% increase - Marshal Ryan (President)
Breckenridge RC - 23.1% increase - Morris Adams (President)
Granbury RC - 22.86 % increase - Shirley Hooks (President)
Lake Ray Roberts RC - 16.67 % - John Dean (President)
Arlington Great SW RC - 15% increase - Phyllis Badgett (President)
Abilene SW RC - 14.29% Increase - Jeremy Shipp (President)
Mansfield Sunrise RC - 11.8% increase - Raul Najera (President)
Southwest Wichita Falls RC - 11.54% Increase - Chuck Vergauwen (President)
Cleburne RC - 10.94% Increase - Renee Brockett (President)
Metroport (Southlake) RC - 10.71% Increase - Milan Georgia (President)
Kennedale RC - 10% Increase - Lamar Saxon (President)
It should be noted that Hurst-Euless-Bedford RC, Flower Mound RC & Cross Timers RC are within striking distance of with 9.84%, 9.8% and 9.5% increase respectively.
All total, 32 of our 70 clubs saw a net increase in membership for the 1st 10 months of the year,
Congratulations to all the clubs that have contributed to this fantastic achievement.
Lastly, the District 5790 Website has a wealth of information. Just click down arrow on the Membership tab in the menu bar. Select from several choices. The editor recommends the One Stop Shop for RI Membership Materials link.
Bulletin Editor
John Pokorny