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Since the Rotary October Theme is Economic and Community Development we are featuring this video of such an effort that is taking place in India.
What is can your club do to promote Economic and Community Development for the disadvantaged both here and abroad?
Check out this Channel 6 News Coverage of last Saturday's Wichita Falls RC 100 Anniversary Celebration.
If you want to send a congratulatory note please send it to Lisa at
100 Years of Community and Global Service
from the Times Record News in Wichita Falls, TX
 Sorting through the Club memorabilia is 2015-16 Club President
WICHITA FALLS, Texas - It’s a date a growing city would remember. On Oct. 22, 1915, 40 local businessmen got together for lunch and established the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls.
To see entire Times Record news story click here.
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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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

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New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Rotary honors six women for leadership and humanitarian service
Rotary President K.R. Ravindran has named six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015. The honorees were chosen for their dedication and service, which has improved the lives of thousands around the world. “Every day at Rotary I see firsthand how our members work to change lives and make a significant impact,” said Ravindran. “Rotary’s Global Women of Action embody Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self.” The women will be honored at Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City on 7 November. They will address attendees and lead discussions on various topics related to their work. The six...
Showcase your project at the Seoul convention
Apply to host a booth in the House of Friendship at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, 28 May-1 June. This is an opportunity to showcase your club or district project, recruit members for your Rotary Fellowship, share information about your Rotarian Action Group, or market Rotary merchandise if you are a licensed RI vendor. The application deadline is 30 September. Booth allocations will be awarded by 1 November. Apply
Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...

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 LoneStar President Elect Training
All Club Presidents Elect and Presidents Nominee are encouraged to attend P.E.T.'s training on Feb 25, 26, 27 & 29, 2015 at the DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel. 
Registration is open now. Click here

Rotarian Jim Vaszauskas (Mansfield ISD Superintendent) of the Mansfield Sunrise RC was recently contacted by the parents of one or the MISD graduates and now starting lineman with OSU. That student is Zach Crabtree and is one of the 20 OSU athletes chosen to visit victims of the tragedy in the hospital.
Zach is the one with the blue Nike Cap
The Mansfield Sunrise RC is donating to funds in support of those victims and is asking Rotary Clubs from throughout District 5790 to consider doing the same. Below is the text of a e-mail sent to Rotarian Jim from Zach's mother. The memo includes links to stories about the service the athletes are providing as well as links to a memorial fund being used to support the victims and their families.
It is that time of year again to nominate the District Governor for the Rotary Year 2018-2019. Attached you will find and informational letter on the process, qualifications and the application. Note that a nominee must have 7 years of membership in Rotary prior to becoming District Governor for the year 2018-2019. Please seek out those individuals within your clubs that would be qualified and ready to serve our district. Please contact me if you have any questions about the procedure.
The nomination procedure officially opened with a letter to the District 5790 Presidents on November 27, 2015. The deadline for submission is January 27, 2016.
Donors recognized at this years Lasso the Moon Gala
In case you missed it. Just click on the photo for a video replay (Facebook video).
Rotary gets some publicity November 7 as Director Jennifer Jones chats about polio on the "Today" show.... We are even closer than "this close"!!!!!
End Polio No on the Today Show
This years Foundation Gala a Complete Success
There are those that would tell you that hosting a Rotary District Foundation is like trying to wrestle with a bull.
Not so in District 5790.
With the support of District Governor Troy Secord a prestigious speaker in PRIP Ray Klinginsmith and an outstanding Foundation Gala Committee the district hosted a record number of participants at this years Lasso the Moon Gala
Your Rotary Foundation Dollars at work in District 5790
The above video was played during the Lasso the Moon Foundation Gala as participants were seated for the meal.
Read more to visit the descriptions of a few of the more unusual club matching grant projects.
Designed to be the next level of foundation giving for those who have consistently achieved EREY status, being a District 5790 365 Donor provides recognition to those Rotarians who have committed to giving a minimum annual gift of $365 (just $1/day).
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From the desk of Norm King, District 5790 Youth Exchange Officer
Hi All,
I hope all is going well and your student has settled in and has become a part of your families.  I can't begin to express my gratitude to each and every one of you for opening your homes and your lives to this young men and women. 
It is not to early to start thinking about your club sponsoring a 4 Way Test Speech Contest at a local High School. Last year we had a record number 37 clubs that held contests. We hope to have even more clubs hosting contests this year. Now is the time to meet with school principals, speech teachers and debate team coaches so they can build the contest into the curriculum and be ready for club contests in January and February.
So what are you really looking for?  Want future leaders in the community?  Want future dedicated Rotarians?  Here is one easy way to start ---
Read how the Grapevine Rotary Club promotes vocations.

Water plant workers’ efforts rewarded

Janelle Southard (left) and Tom Sheriff, of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls North, cook hot dogs and chili Friday to feed employees of the Cypress Water Treatment Plant. Water plant employees Mark Southard (from left), Steven Forbes and Bruce Briesmeister talk with them during the preparation. The Rotary Club wanted to show its appreciation for everything all the water plant employees were able to accomplish to keep the city from running out of water during the four-year drought.


You've all seen the Rotary emblems projected onto the side of a building! What a great PR tool! Its not that hard to do; all you need is willing partners! For complete instructions on how to light up a building,click here!

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.