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Lasso the Moon Foundation Gala - Keynote Speaker Ray Klinginsmith
 Rob Seay, Immediate Past President Denton Club
”I thoroughly enjoyed my IFL experience.  It helped me in several ways, some just related to Rotary and some I can use in other areas of my life.  The facilitators were wonderful.  They made us think differently and to view problems from different angles which not only helped me in my year as club President but also in my personal and professional life. 
American Airlines Training Center at DFW                                              October 16 -18, 2015
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           Training for budding leaders in your club  Register now to hold your seat.
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 Allison Patterson, Grapevine Rotary Club
The IFL training weekend was one of the brightest spots in my 3 years in Rotary. Just the fact that my club had me in mind to participate in such a leadership seminar is an honor itself. 
I’m pleased to introduce Rotary Global Rewards – a new member benefit program that offers discounts on products and services like travel, hotels, dining and entertainment. Rotary Global Rewards is designed to make membership even more rewarding for Rotarians and is an exciting way Rotary can give back to those who give so much. Rotary Global Rewards help Rotarians:
Troy C. Secord, Governor 2015-2016
Rotary District 5790
Dear Rotarians,
It is my pleasure to serve you during the Rotary Year 2015-16 as District Governor. Our theme from our Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran is “Be a Gift to the World."  Over the past two years of training by Rotary International, Zone 21B/27 Leadership, and the insight of Past District Governors to hold this position, I have come to appreciate the dedication of the previous District Governors in their efforts in building the great Rotary District 5790. My hope is to build on the foundation that has been laid before me, so I need your help and assistance as we progress into this year. 

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Help propel Miles to End Polio across finish line with district funds
Your district could earn a visit from Rotary International President-elect John Germ by contributing district designated funds (DDFs) to support the Miles to End Polio fundraising goal. On 21 November, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and eight Rotary staff members will ride in El Tour de Tucson, an annual bicycle race in Arizona, USA, to raise funds for PolioPlus. The team’s goal is $3.4 million, which will be tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of more than $10 million. Last year’s team raised over $7 million, and DDF contributions from districts were a big...

The Lasso the Moon Gala Celebration

November 13, 2015 at Hurst Convention Center from 6 pm to 10 pm. To register drag pointer anywhere on photo.

Welcome to our Website from District Governor Troy Secord

District Governor Troy Secord   
                       District Governor Home Club: Wichita Falls North
Welcome to Rotary District 5790, composed of sixty-six vibrant clubs across the Texas North Central Plains area.  The Rotarians in our area truly exemplify Rotary's motto of ''Service Above Self'' with projects in local communities as well as international projects around the world.  Rotary International is working diligently to cross the finish line of eradicating Polio worldwide and District 5790 is working hard to aid in that effort.  So whether your passion is in environment, literacy, hunger, health, or peace, Rotary has something to offer you.
I encourage you to explore our website for local events and service opportunities as well as information about District 5790.  There are a variety of clubs that meet for breakfast, lunch, and happy hour; and we even have an e-Club for those people who travel for work or have limited time for weekly meetings.  There is a place for you in our Rotary family.
The Rotary International theme this year is “Be a Gift to the World”. “Rotary members give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe. “Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world."  Join us in District 5790 as we have fun this year as we give the gift of hope both locally and around the world.  I promise that you will receive the biggest gift of all by serving others.
Thank you for visiting District 5790 and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Yours in Rotary,
Troy Secord
District Governor  2015-2016


Governor Troy's Excellent all about it by clicking either Governor Troy's Photo or the Race Photo
September 17...
DG Troy is not one to brag, So, the Webmaster is posting this photo of him leading the way among all his peer DG's at the Zone 21b & 27 Conference.
Governor Troy Secord and Jeani exciting adventure

Institute for Leadership

     American Airlines Training Center at DFW                                                                            October 16 -18, 2015
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Y'all ready to Lasso the Moon? Come join us at the District 5790 Lasso the Moon Gala
Nov, 13, 2015 at the Hurst Convention Center

November 13, 2015
6 pm to 10 pm
Hurst Convention Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, TX 76054
To register, drag pointer anywhere on above photo.

Rotary District 5790
Foundation Dinner
Auction Donation
We are getting down to the final weeks before the District Foundation Banquet. Every year, we ask each club to donate an auction item. This can range anywhere from $100 to priceless. Some examples of priceless items are; a weekend at a hunting lodge, a week at someone’s ski house, dinner with a local star, tickets to sporting events, etc. Smaller items can range anywhere from local talent (paintings, wine, food, golfing, etc) to popular items (headphones, jewelry, ipad). If it is unique or popular, it should sell pretty easy. If your club wants to send a check, we can go and purchase an item for you. The check would need to specifically say “for auction item”. 
Hotel Arrangements for the Lasso the Moon Gala
So, you are thinking, "I sure would like to go the that Lasso the Moon Gala in Hurst, TX". But, "it is just so darn far away". And, "I hate making that long drive at night".
Your Foundation Gala Committee has just the answer. Why not spend your day in beautiful Hurst, TX and leave the next morning completely refreshed both physically and in the knowledge that you spent that Friday evening doing good in the world with your support of the Rotary Foundation.
The committee has arranged special rates at the Hyatt right next door.
Ya'all comin?
Does your club have a table?
If not register now!

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 10/03/15
The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $35Mil/Yr.)
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
    PolioPlus:  “This Close” ls Not Close Enough
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER !
                                                         14,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                  
 District 5790 Rotary Foundation
We have all heard how in the U.S. we are losing Rotary members every year. Membership numbers and retention are key to turning the tide.  We need to have more of the younger Rotarians to carry the torch forward.  That means investing in our young high potential members to make that happen.  Learning leadership skills is one of the best ways to get them ready.
So you have read Allen's program description, you have read the brochure and you have read the testimonials. Yet you are still unsure you want to invest the three days and $420 in becoming a better leader, not only for Rotary but for your own career enhancement, I encourage you to check out our Alumni list.
Governor's Blood Challenge 
Has your club established a Blood Drive Goal? How many blood drives are you planning? Did you know that Rotary's roll in blood drives is not just getting membership to give blood? Our roll is to encourage the entire community to eligible blood donors to give blood. We understand that less than 30% of the population is able to give blood. So, our job is to get as many of our friends and neighbors as possible to a blood mobile where they can be screened and give blood if they are able. Rotary Clubs throughout District 5790 are being asked to host blood drives in their community throughout the year.
Lets put your clubs name on a Blood Drive Poser
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Rotary is a global humanitarian organization with more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders with a shared commitment to make the world a better place through humanitarian service, both in their own community and around the world.  A top priority of Rotary is the global eradication of polio.