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 seventy vibrant clubs across the Texas North Central Plains area. 
Reflections on the Rotary Year 2015-16!
The year is almost over and this will be my last opportunity to reflect on the year as a District Governor. When the year first started, I was very nervous primarily because I did not want to let down any Rotarian in our District.  I wanted to be inspirational, be a testament to what Rotary can do for others, encourage Rotarians to be vibrant and engaged in their Clubs.  I quickly found that fear was not founded, you (All the Rotarians in the District) welcomed Jeani and myself in to your Clubs and made us feel as if we have been lifetime members, THANK YOU!  Then to hear of all the good things you do in the name of Rotary in your communities is mind boggling.  I’m proud and humbled to have been selected to be the leader of such a diverse, good hearted and dedicated group of individuals, THANK YOU!  Those visits will live in the minds of Jeani and myself for the rest of our lives!

In being District Governor, you are looked at as the main focus of getting things done and receiving the recognition for the accomplishments of the Clubs and District.  I can tell you that although you try to have an impact, it is the support from the District Team that executes the plan.  That team is led by all the Past District Governors (PDG’s).  These are the Men and Women that have walked the walk and know the trials and tribulations you will face throughout the year.  I know I appreciated their insight and guidance, THANK YOU!  To Rod Brennan my Treasurer and Mike Pope my Secretary, all the Committee Chairs and Assistant Governors, you were the people behind the scenes that got things done without fan fair or an expectation of recognition, you did it because that is what you do, THANK YOU!  To All the Presidents for the Rotary Year 2015 – 2016 “Be a Gift to the World”, that is where the rubber hits the road in having an impact, your efforts changed lives and maybe lives that you do not even know, what a Gift to the World, THANK YOU!  To all the individual Rotarians that made an impact in the world, THANK YOU!  And finally to my WIFE, Jeani, I could not have done it without your support in the good times and more especially in the rough times.  You and I are one and I look forward to being involved in Rotary with you for years to come, THANK YOU!
Now it is time to focus on the upcoming Rotary Year!  I hope that you give DG Mary Ann McDuff the support you have shown Jeani and me and take our Clubs and District to higher levels of involvement in Rotary and more important be a part of “Rotary Serving Humanity”!

District Stories
District Governor Elect Mary Ann McDuff shows just how close we are to eradicating polio.
Through June 11 we only have 16 reported cases versus the 26 cases we had for the same time period last year.
To donate, click Rotary.org, MyRotary login, then click "take action" and "end polio" to donate.
Clint Ishmael looked forward to sharing with you about RYLA, the action-packed program that helps build confidence, enhances communication, and forges new friendships.  This is an adventure that might change your life.  Go RYLA!
As of the new year, district 5790 has just completed our sixth Global Grant in the La Moskitia area of Honduras. The last five grants have been primarily 
to provide clean water through the use of filters. With the completion of this last grant, we have now installed over 2300 filters in approximately 50 villages and more than 100 schools providing clean safe water to more than 25,000 villagers and students. As with each grant, we worked with local Health Department to determine where to place the filters for homes and with the mayor of Puerta Lempira Municipality to put the filters in all of the schools in the area.  
Sadly the truck serving the Norma Love Foundation which has been used for service clubs and the people the Foundation serves for nearly 10 years is worn out from the rough roads and constant use to further the good works of the Foundation in Gracias a Dios, Honduras.  The Foundation has relied for years upon the truck to provide the logistics for groups traveling to Gracias a Dios as well delivering items provided by Rotary clubs and other groups primarily in the US and Canada to the Miskito indigenous people of Gracias a Dios.  The time has come that the truck must be replaced.
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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...

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Well Rotarians, we have concluded the All Clubs Celebration this year. What a fantastic year our Clubs and Rotarians have had in “Being a Gift to the World”.
 Looking at all the activities that occurred over the weekend we had opportunities to do serious activities such as the business meeting.  
Could 2016 be the year of the final Polio Case?
The continent of Africa has now gone 17 months without a Polio case and Syria has now gone 2 years without a Polio case.
Pakistan….NO Polio cases reported in 2016 with 53 in all of last year
Afghanistan…NO Polio cases reported in 2016 with 19 in 2015
One small community made a big difference by partnering with the Mineral Wells Rotary Club to benefit the Rotary Foundation’s End Polio Now program.
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Our 2016-2017 Rotary Team is Ready - Let's make the 2016-2017 Rotary Year the Best Ever
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Begin planning for your clubs 2016-2017 Rotary Year by checking out 2016-2017 RI President John Germ's Presidential Citation Brochure.
Have your uploaded your clubs 2016-2017 Goals into Rotary Club Central yet? We have all the right plays to do so in Rotary Club Central PETs presentation and Rotary Club Central Reference Guide.
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