Say Hello to Our District Governor Mary Ann McDuff

Welcome to Rotary District 5790, composed of sixty-nine vibrant clubs across the Texas North Central Plains area. 
A Fort Worth, Texas native, Mary Ann McDuff, has made Denton, Texas her  home for over 40 years. McDuff retired as Director of Academic  Financial Services at Texas Woman’s University several years ago after more than 30 years of full-time service. For these past several years, she has immersed herself fully into fulfilling her retirement goal and dream – expansion of community engagement, activism, and service in the North Central Texas area through Rotary.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Doing Good in the World
Governor Mary Ann McDuff is excited about the 100th birthday of the Rotary Foundation and has planned a great party for all of us!!
Please make plans to join us for the 2016 Rotary 5790 Foundation Gala!
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Rotary members are encouraged to register as quickly as possible. Proximity to the stage will be determined by your paid registration date. Clubs that wish to do so, may register an entire table of 10. Two table options are available including an exciting Centennial Table option. We have an individual member option also. Individual members can purchase a Gala Admission for family members that wish to join in the fun.
Fort Worth, Texas —Rotary Clubs of District 5790 will host the annual Rotary Foundation Gala Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, 1300 Houston St., from 6 to 10 pm, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation.
This year’s theme for the Foundation Gala is “The Power of One” and the keynote speaker will be 2016-2018 Rotary International Director Dean Rohrs. 
 Dean, her husband Rhino and their 3 children emigrated to Canada from South Africa 26 years ago. Dean grew up in Zambia and after marrying Rhino lived in Malawi, Namibia and South Africa. Dean was born into a Rotary family and when Rhino joined Rotary in 1986 became an active Rotary Ann until she joined Rotary in 1989. On arriving in Vancouver both Dean and Rhino joined the Rotary Club of West Vancouver and at present are members of the Rotary Club of Langley Central in District 5050.

The District Foundation Gala is around the corner and we need each club to donate to the silent & live auction.

With the District Foundation Gala just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what your club will donate for the silent and live auction.

When it comes to celebrating in style, you will not find a better venue.
Make you hotel reservation now at the Omni Hotel Fort Worth.
$199. per night

In 2016-17, our Rotary Foundation turns 100. That’s a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. And that’s definitely something worth celebrating.

Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide.

What better way is there to start your Centennial Year Celebration than by attending the the 2016 Foundation Gala Centennial Celebration Gala on November 12th at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel from 6 pm until 10 pm.

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Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917. That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.
 Got Rising Stars?
Each Rotary club in the district has rising stars in their membership - someone who is recognized as having potential for leadership in both the club and the district. The District 5790 Institute for Leadership (IFL) is where you want to send them.
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Past DG Sharron Miles announces

Bluebonnet Grants


Picture this, one of your members just had a wonderful business lunch with a client. Getting to know each other the conversation eventually gets around to "what do you do when you are not working". Your fellow Rotarian takes advantage of the opportunity to brag about your Rotary Club. The client's curiosity is piqued and says what's Rotary? Your member hands them the Rotary "see us in action card", tells them the name of your club and invites them to your next meeting. Upon returning to work, the client googles your club's name.
If this truly was one of your members and the client did google your club name, would that client be inspired to accept the invitation based on what was discovered in the Google search?
The District 5790 District Services team has been wondering the same thing. So, we performed a very basic study of the Internet presence of every single one of the 69 Rotary Clubs in our district.
There are several categories of awards in Rotary that apply to clubs and individual members. Each year qualification criteria for awards changes depending on the RI President’s chosen theme, the DG’s goals, and the Awards Committee preferences. This year is no different. All awards can be found in the Playbook on the district web site.
The biggest change at the District 5790 level is that we are attempting to streamline the submission process by going all electronic and greatly simplifying the questions and answers. There are two links in the previously referenced Playbook under Awards in the left hand column what allow you to see the questions for each award or to actually play with those live forms.


Rotary International releases 2016 Manual of Procedure




Rotary Serving Humanity Team Playbook
Our 2016-2017 Rotary Team is Ready - Let's make the 2016-2017 Rotary Year the Best Ever
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The 2016-2017 Digital District Directory is now available. Members that prefer a printed version of the District Directory can download the files they prefer.
Check out the 2016-2017 RI President John Germ's Presidential Citation Brochure.
Upload  the new Rotary Serves Humanity Theme Logo to your website and newsletters.
See the Rotary Serves Humanity Playbook. We will be continually updating this playbook.
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Ben Bruce is a new Rotarian.  He is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Arlington Highlands that was chartered this year. He is a United States Navy Veteran of the Vietnam era.  He is a long-time resident of Arlington, and he graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He retired from Siemens Corporation in 2007 as a Senior Vice President of a business subdivision in Postal Automation.  Since retirement, Ben has founded his own logistics-consulting firm, Trinity Technical Group, and serves as Chief Operations Officer.  Ben retired in 2015 after volunteering 30 years to law enforcement in Arlington and Dalworthington Gardens.

Ben Bruce is receiving the Rotary Builder Award for the amazing work he has done with the Bowie High School Mentoring Program.  Thanks to his work with the project, we are now starting up the Interact Club there again.  
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Detective Hartsell shown here with DG Mary Ann McDuff &Juneria P. Berges on his right and Captain Eddie Saleme in his left.  Detective Brent Hartsell has been employed by the Grapevine Police Department for 12  years.  After spending 10 years in patrol he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division where he has excelled in his new role. 
RI President John Germs August 1, 2016 Membership Month memo was amended to include the following comments regarding RI's new membership materials being offered to support club membership growth and retention:
Providing you with the materials to help cultivate and maintain membership is something Rotary is striving to do, now more than ever. Clubs can use our new Rotary Club Health Check and Membership Assessment Tools to identify their problem areas and develop strategies to address them. Also available is Impact Begins with You, a regionalized brochure for prospective members available on As part of our Membership Month celebrations, Rotary is offering a 20% discount on orders of this prospective member brochure (up to 20 packs of 5) through August 31.
     Have you been wondering where the District Directory is?  It is right in your computer!!  Yes, all you have to do is download the information punch some holes put it into a binder and you have your very own District 5790, 2016-2017 Directory.  What's in side is more concise then previous directories, yet more information then you probably will need.  To get your very own District 5790 Directory follow the direction below...
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