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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Please save the date and join us for a Membership Roundtable on Friday, January 20th at the Marriott Solana in Westlake, TX from 8:30 - 10:00 am!

Come to hear and discuss best practices on attracting new and vibrant members to your club.  

According to District Governor Mary Ann McDuff, this even is scheduled primarily for Clubs in the East side of our district, but all are welcome!

Are you a member of your Club Services team that wishes to improve your clubs image through better utilization of your clubs Clubrunner Website and social media links? Would you like to better utilize your clubs website? If you are a "seasoned" Clubrunner user, would you like to share your knowledge of Clubrunner with other district members that share your desire for a better website but don't know how to go about it?
PDG Troy Secord has provided some information for those that are considering a train ride to Atlanta for the 2017 RI Convention.
Sounds like fun if you are so inclined...check it out.
Not sure John & Judy Germ will be available to meet you track side though.
There is an old saying within the Rotary Folklore that stipulates that in order to have a great Rotary meeting, 3 things are required:
A Nice Venue
Good Food
A Great Speaker
Of those 3, the greatest challenge for a Club Service committee is consistently coming up with great speakers for every meeting. Speakers that are interesting, relevant and meaningful for your club members that speak on topics that will expand Rotary member horizons are not always easy to find week in and week out. And, it is for that reason that the District 5790 District Services team has instituted a Speakers Bureau. We have a list of 71 tried and true speakers that have spoken at Rotary meetings just like yours. The list was assembled from recommendations from Rotary members that have heard them speak. This list is updated periodically to add folks you have recommended and delete folks that are no longer available to speak. The Dec 1, 2016 update is now available on the District 5790 Website. Click here to view. Please feel free to contact Speakers Bureau chair Derrick Kinney with suggestions for this list.

Nurses in right place at right time
The angels aren’t always on your shoulder. Sometimes they’re running right behind you. You could say that what happened to Kevin Franks was either a marvel of modern medicine or a tribute to good fortune. Some might even call it a miracle.

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.
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
Watch this column for links to the most important plays in the Rotary Playbook
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.
Plan your clubs TRF Centennial Year Celebration by clicking on logo below
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The 2016-17 District Governor Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that the nomination process for District 5790 Governor for 2019-20 is now open.  
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. 
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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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