Welcome to Rotary District 5790 composed of 71 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 71 vibrant Clubs. Members can register for the various district training seminars, fundraisers and celebrations.
 
Upcoming Events
 
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.                                                        
 
Be the Inspiration
District 5790 Be the Inspiration Resource Information Site Page   
Hover your pointer over the Be the Inspiration Logo or District 5790 logo or click here to access the Resource Information Site Page
 
June is Rotary Fellowship Month
 
District Stories
Celebrate Rotary Western Style! 
 
You are cordially invited to attend the installation ceremony for Flower Mound Rotarian Gerald Robinson as he becomes the Rotary International District 5790 Governor for the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  We will celebrate current District Governor Chris McLucas's successful Rotary year and welcome Gerald as the new leader of District 5790.
 

Seats are $50 each. Clubs that register at least 8 members/guests will be recognized a with special close proximity table indicating Clubs Name and special favors for each of the 8 members”. "Club Tables" will be limited to 10 tables. The first 10 clubs that purchase a full table of 8 will receive a table, Table location will be determined by date all 8 seats are purchased.
 
“All other member seats will be in the open seating area”. To register, click here.
 
Western attire encouraged including boots, hats, and jeans.
June 30th 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Austin Ranch
2009 Anderson Gibson Rd
Grapevine, TX  76051
 
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.
DISTRICT FOUR-WAY TEST SPEECH CONTEST
 
“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, from the Sindh Province of Pakistan, of one of the 38 Million children immunized in the April 2018 Polio Immunization Campaign there.  Showing his "Purple Pinkie" immunization mark,  this child and his family need no longer worry about the paralysis of Polio!     
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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Foundation Corner
District 5790 Wall of Fame                
 
We are indebted to those Rotary members in our district that have given so generously of their time, talent and treasure.
 
News from District 5790 Rotary Clubs
 Grapevine Rotary
   Golf for Grads Golf Tournament 
 Monday, June 4, 2018     8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start  Cowboy’s Golf Club 1600 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051 
                                     Net proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for students in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD as well as many other
Grapevine Rotary projects and programs. 
 
 
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 
 
 
The 2017-2018 District Governor's Information Corner
The District Governor is also assisting clubs throughout the district with their membership efforts by sending persannally signed letters to guests who attend Rotary Club meetings. To arrange for letters to be sent to your clubs meeting guests, send an e-mail with all the guest contact information including mailing address and e-mail address to  Gale.Vavrus@psstitle.com and to DistirctGovernor1718@yahoo.com 
 
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Meet District Governor Chris McLucas
Christopher J McLucas and wife Heather
The theme for 2017-2018 is the most simplistic theme in years to tell the world exactly what we as Rotarians in our clubs in concert with the Rotary International organization do in the world.
 
Last February, while at PETs each club president was provided with several changes to the manner and method by which Rotary Clubs can operate to work to increase and retain Membership. These times are exciting for Rotary members as each clubs leadership will be redesigning their clubs operating policies in order to improve the membership experience in their club while executing the same Service Above Self community service projects each club has become known to deliver. The key here is flexibility. Clubs will be designing club experiences that meet their community and member culture.
 
Improvements will also occur in the Rotaract, Interact and EarlyAct experience with these Rotarians of the future taking an active roll in each Rotary clubs experience.
 
From Heathers perspective, “the Earlyact program in Rotary a fantastic program and has the potential of spreading the word about Rotary to people that may never have known about Rotary”. Heather plans to work with clubs throughout the district to establish Earlyact Clubs in District 5790 during the 2017-2018 year.
 
Both of us look forward to a wonderful year.
 
Are you a visitor that is not a member of Rotary? A secondary purpose for this website is to provide information about Rotary International, the values of Rotary membership and the many ways Rotary members serve in their their communities and around the world. 
 
Rotary is the world's oldest service club organization and Rotary club members are committed to service in their communities and internationally through various programs including those supporting supporting our vocations and our youth.  Please explore this website to find out more about us and what we do.  If you are considering joining one of the Rotary clubs in North Central Texas, we would encourage you attend one the club meetings in your community or the community where you work. Just click "Club Contacts" in the menu bar to find a club near you. By clicking the "i" next to the club presidents name, you can send an e-mail to the president who will be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions.