Welcome to Rotary District 5790 composed of 70 vibrant Clubs across the
North Central Plains area of Texas.
Welcome to the Rotary District 5790 Website. One of the purposes of this website is to be a resource for the Rotary club members in Rotary District 5790. Here, members will be able to learn about our training programs and all the district committees assembled to support the efforts of our 70 vibrant Clubs. Members can register for the various district training seminars, fundraisers and celebrations.
Be the Inspiration
District 5790 Be the Inspiration Resource Information Site Page   
Action, Growth Change
Our Vision
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change in our communities and in awareness
Hover your pointer over the Be the Inspiration Logo or District 5790 logo or click here to access the Resource Information Site Page
People of Action Video's
              Send your Clubs People of Action video's to  District 5790 Webmaster     
                                                   Either send as a you-tube line or send the embed code.                                                        
August is Rotary Membership and New Club Development Month
District Stories
ATO Club Culture Team members are scheduled for a training session on September 21. In the meantime each will visit their respective clubs with a view of meeting AG for the area and officers of the clubs. Our ultimate goal is to assist clubs in assessing their club culture and doing strategic planning for success.
~Gene Davenport
New Club Development Snapshot 
We are looking to identify Rotarians who would like to help grow Rotary! How can you help grow Rotary...
  • INNOVATE- Reinvent your club membership with the innovation of a satellite club. Read more about one club's journey here
  • SERVE- Join the New Club Development committee, we are still looking for leaders to add to this District team. Bring your ideas!
  • TAKE ACTION-Location, Location, Location! Let us know where we should grow the next Rotary club
Who's in?
Did you know that District 5790 has a team of volunteers dedicated to helping clubs implement Rotary Technology?
Without a doubt, new technology can be frustrating. That is why District Governor Gerald Robinson and the Training/Technology Team Captain John Pokorny have put together a team of Rotary members from club throughout the district dedicated to helping your club implement Rotary Technology like Rotary Club Central in Rotary.org and ClubRunner in the District and Club websites. The team is made up of past presidents and club secretaries that have successfully applied some or all of these tools in their clubs. Club executives are encouraged to contact a team member to share their experience with these tools.
Team Members are:
Failing to Plan is a Planning to Fail - Ben Franklin
Many of the districts 70 clubs have been hard at work this past month, doing their strategic planning and recording this years club goals and objectives in Rotary Club Central. Without a doubt, the leadership of these clubs are members that come from businesses where planning and tracking of business goals is a daily fact of life.  So, quite naturally, if they are going to volunteer and invest their time, talent and treasure in community service through Rotary, those same business tracking principles should apply.
What is Rotary Club Central?
It's time to complete your Club Goals in Rotary Club Central!
"If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else." Yogi Berra
July is New Rotary Officers Month. In preparation the new club officers have been planning and setting service goals for their club to achieve during the 2018-2019 Rotary year. District Governor Gerald Robinson is asking that clubs record their goals in Rotary Club Central before July 31, 2018.
The districts Training and Technology team is prepared to provide what ever training is needed to assist club leaders in recording their clubs goals in Rotary Club Central. Each of the districts 8 Areas has a Training and Technology Area Training Officer (ATO) assigned that will provide training and assistance when asked. To contact the Training and Technology ATO in your area, click here.
There are two sections in RCC that need to be completed; All the tabs in the Goal Center and the Service Activities section. The District 5790 Website includes some resources to assist clubs including:
Rotary Club Central (you will need your Rotary.org login credentials for this link)
In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown
Recognizing our Star Clubs and Star Areas
District Governor Elect Gerald Robinson announced a new District 5790 Rotary Awards Recognition program for Rotary Year 2018-2019. 
Under the new recognition system, District 5790 clubs will have the opportunity to compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze Recognition's in Community Service, Foundation, International Service, Membership and Public Image. In addition, our 8 Areas will have the opportunity to compete for Recognition's in Club Culture, Events Planning, New Club Development and Training/Technology.
Congratulations, Trinity High School Interact Club
So, how does a high school Interact Club become an award winner?
By being an Interact Club whose members have a gifts to willingly share with the community. And that are mentored by and engaged with the sponsoring Rotary Club members.
As the webmaster of the District 5790 website, I had requested that all the 2017-2018 District 5790 award winning Rotary clubs send me photo's to include in a website story about the 2018 District Conference All Clubs Celebration district recognition awards. The Mid Cities Pacesetter Rotary Club one two awards including 1st Place in Vocational Service for medium size clubs. So naturally when they sent photo's they sent several photo's of the award winning Trinity High School Interact Club. As I reviewed the photo's I was struck by how engaged the Mid City Pacesetter members were with the members of the club they were sponsoring. At that point, I decided to do a separate story focusing on the Trinity High School Interact Club and their sponsor club Mid Cities Pacesetters RC. Club President Frank Allen was asked to prepare a short article about both clubs and their success. What follows are Franks article and several photo's from their very successful Rotary year.
District 5790, once again, recognized vocations that live the Rotary moto, “Service Above Self.”  On Saturday, May 18, 2018, at the annual District Conference, awards were presented to a Teacher, a Veteran, a Police Officer and a Firefighter.
Clubs around the district recognized these professions throughout the year at their weekly meetings.  The clubs then submitted a nomination for each profession to the district for recognition at the district level.  Each of those nominations, from the various clubs, were compiled and presented to a panel of judges who then selected one person to be recognized for each profession.
“I’m glad I was not a judge!”
“These are some of the best Four-Way Test Speech Contest talks we have ever heard.”
“These kids are really bright and know how to research for their talks.”
These are but a few of the comments heard about the speakers at the District Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on Saturday, May 19, at the District Celebration.  There were seven contestants, all in high school inRotary District 5790
Rotary Club members in District 5790 truly are People of Action
During this years May 18 and May 19th District Conference All Clubs Celebration, several clubs were recognized for the achievements of their members during the 2017-2018 Rotary Year. These clubs were recognized for excellence in Youth Service Programs, Vocational Service Programs, Community Service Programs, International Service Programs, Club Service Programs, Foundation participation. Membership Initiatives and Public Image practices.
Awards were given in each category according to club size Small (less 25 members), Medium (25 to 44 members) and Large (45 members or greater). To be considered for an award in each category, club leadership completed and submitted an electronic awards criteria form for each category. 36 clubs participated (17 large, 8 medium & 11 small).
To determine Club of the Year for the Small, Medium  and Large size clubs, points for each of the 8 categories were added. Club with the most points in each club size category was awarded Club of the Year honors for that category.
Congratulations to the following clubs for their stellar achievements this past year:
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   
It's a picture of Afghanistan/Pakistan cross border vaccinators looking for children with signs of acute flacid paralysis (an indicator of possible Polio infection) as they vaccinate children who may have been missed in regional immunization campaigns.                 
Dear District 5790 Rotarians:
I am honored and pleased to share with you that the 2018-2019 District Governor Nominating Committee met on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The Nominating Committee, composed of myself as Chair, and the five immediate Past District Governors, interviewed applicants for 2020-2021 District Governor.  I am privileged to announce that longtime Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth International, Past Assistant Governor Roger Paschal, was chosen to serve in this esteemed role for 2020-2021. 
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Governor 2018-2019
So what's the scoop on our new District Governor Gerald Robinson? To find out, read his bio by clicking here.
Last Tuesday, March 27th, nearly 20 Rotarians representing the Rotary Club of Western Fort Worth changed up their weekly meeting routine.  Instead of the regular Tuesday luncheon and program at Ridglea Country Club, members mobilized to volunteer through the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth’s Meals From the Heart program.  Rotarians purchased groceries, prepared and served lunch to residents of the house, engaging in service, fun and fellowship with one another. 

It seems that Rotary District 5790 Rotary members simply can not stay out of the Rotary Magazine. Check out the December, 2017 edition. There is a great article about the Great Western Trail and Rotary member efforts preserve a bit of history. Rotarians from 3 countries led this effort to bring the overgrown trail back to life and install trail markers commemorating this wonderful bit of history. Fort Worth Rotary member Sylvia Mahoney along with several others on our district helped launch this effort which eventually led to hundreds of Rotary members from Mexico to Canada embracing the project.
Of course, if you have read the printed edition that came in the mail this week, you will also have seen  letters to the editor section of the magazine the photo of a Cross Timbers Rotary Club board meeting and a cryptic suggestion there may be a future RI president in that crowd.  Hmm...we can all say I knew them when.
This is your District 5790 Blood Drive Resource. If your club would like to sponsor a blood drive in your community please click here for more information on how to set-up and promote a Blood Drive.
Clubs are encouraged to promote their blood drives on the District 5790 Website and on the District 5790 Blood Drive Face Book page. Contact the District 5790 Blood Drive Chair to promote your drive in either media.
The following are District 5790 Rotary Clubs that are hosting blood drives 
August 2018

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