Come join us for the District 5790 All Clubs Conference Celebration May 13-15, 2016 in Arlington, TX
Come join fellow Rotarians in a Celebration at the All-Clubs Conference in Arlington Texas on May 13, 14 & 15, 2016
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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
 
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Calling all District 5790 Rotaract, Interact and Rotary Club members to participate in this Food Drive that will take place on May 14, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Arlington from 9 AM until Noon.
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A True Celebration of Service is Planned
 
From the moment participants walk in the hotel door on Friday Morning (May 13) until they leave Sunday morning the experience will be one of wall to wall celebration. Whether that celebration be that of Rotarian Service at the luncheons and dinners, plenary sessions and Friendship Hall or the service of our Vietnam Veterans the entire week end represents constant recognition of those that have served.
 
   
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Our keynote speaker for Saturday evenings dinner at the All-Clubs Conference Celebration May 14th is RIVP Greg Podd, C.P.A.. P.F.S. Greg is currently serving as Rotary International Director (2014-2016).. Those of us that had the opportunity to hear him speak at last summers Foundation Seminar will recall what a wonderfully engaging speaker he is. The man exudes passion and enthusiasm for Rotary and the Rotarians that are making a difference throughout the world.
 
 
 
   
 
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 Need Foundation Recognition Points?
 
The All-Clubs Conference committee has a wonderful opportunity for clubs or individual members to increase their Foundation recognition points while participating in this years All-Clubs Conference. The recognition points can be used towards new Paul Harris Fellow status of a for any deserving individual your club designates.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Gerald Robinson
 
The District Governors Nomination Committee met this last Sunday, February 21 and I am please to announce that Mr. Gerald Robinson of the Rotary Club of Flower Mound was chosen. If approved by Rotary International,he will serve as District Governor during the Rotary Year 2018 - 2019.
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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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"Pakistan PolioPlus Chair Abdul Aziz Memon, PolioPlus Director Carol Pandak, and Global Polio Eradication Initiative Director Hamid Jafari at the International Assembly, 21 January 2016, San Diego,"
 
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
 
 
 
 
 

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Register now to hear Ryan Parrott

Ryan “Birdman” Parrott served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL completing multiple combat tours to Iraq and several other deployments to areas around the world.

In 2005, Ryan was riding atop a humvee manning the gun turret in enemy territory when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), causing a flash fire and throwing him from from the humvee. Though burned himself, Ryan witnessed his fellow team members in a much more severe situation. The subsequent explosions and fire left three of his teammates severely wounded and bleeding. His teammates have lifelong injuries that they are still recovering from, but all three are alive.

 
 
Make plans today to join your fellow Rotarians from all over District 5790 in celebration of your year in Rotary!  The 2016 All-Clubs Conference will be the place to do that, May 13-14, 2016, at the Arlington Hilton Hotel!  You will be greatly entertained, superbly fed and graciously recognized throughout the entire conference.  You and your family will return to your home, and your club, with a smile on your face, and with new energy in your heart, knowing that you truly are a gift to the world!
 
 
Just click on the green button and make your choices!  Bring the family, remember, this is Arlington, the entertainment capital of North Texas!  Our concierge committee will help create a fun experience for your family while you are attending the exciting and informative sessions.  Do you like great Barbeque?  Or maybe a craft beer tasting?  How about some boot-scooting live music?  Bring your family to the Friday night event and have the time of your life! 
 
 
THE FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
 
This year 38 Clubs are participating in the Four-Way Test Speech Contest, with high school students from more than 60 high schools, home schools, or other organizations.  Two Clubs have held a contest this year for the first time.
 
Once again there will be three Regional Contests, all to be held in April. 
 
 
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
 
Watch this column for links to the most important plays in the Rotary Playbook
 
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.
 
Why not check out the entire playbook in the Rotary Serves Humanity Playbook. We will be continually updating this playbook.
 
Watch this corner as Coach Mary Ann and her team of assistant coaches identify more plays to add to your teams playbook.
 

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