Welcome to Rotary District 5790 composed of 73 vibrant Clubs across the
North Central Plains area of Texas.
To find out more about a club in your area, click "clubs" in menu bar above and visit their website.

ROTARY DISTRICT 5790 HELPS OUR CLUBS MONITOR LOCAL CORONAVIRUS CRISIS RESPONSE. Click here for Coronavirus related support documents and links.

A puzzle has many pieces. To assemble that puzzle we need to find the pieces that fit in the spots needed to complete the puzzle. One of our missions as members of Rotary is to seek the pieces that fit - not only in August but throughout the year.
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Rotary District 5790 Stories 

The Progressive Leaders of Denton County Toastmasters Club to the District 5790 Speakers Bureau Partners with District 5790 to Increase Available Presentations for Rotary Club Meetings

Earlier this year, Rotary International formalized our relationship with Toastmasters International.  As a terrific local benefit of this partnership is the addition of the The Progressive Leaders of Denton County Toastmasters Club to the District 5790 Speakers Bureau.  

“The strategic alliance with Rotary is exciting and allows both organizations to leverage our unique and similar strengths,” says Deepak Menon, Toastmasters' 2019-20 International President. “We look forward to providing our current and prospective members with ongoing additional offerings that meet their evolving needs.” In District 5790, we could not agree more.


July is New Leadership Month, a time of transition and opportunity
The District Governor (DG) role is the RI point person for the District, setting the vision and tone. 
Although each DG has their “year,” the DG role is actually multi-year commitment,
beginning as District Governor Nominee (DGN), then District Governor Elect (DGE), and culminating in DG. 

Rose Bowl Parade 2021 Cancelled
Artist rendition of 2018 Float
Many Rotarians in District 5790 spend much of their New Years Day looking for "our" float to come down the midway in Pasadena. Back a few years ago PDG Paul Geisel was honored to be on the float to represent our District. Below is the press release announcing the disappointing news.
District Governor Elect Roger Paschal is sharing
RI decision memo on this coming years Youth Exchange
Program. Please direct questions to PDG Jim Giffin
After careful consideration, the Board of Directors of Rotary International has decided to allow some districts to conduct Rotary Youth Exchange under specific safety guidelines during the 2020-21 Rotary year. PDG Jim Giffin is the District 5790 point-of-contact for Youth Exchange.
Membership growth starts with an invitation.
That invitation could be to a prospective Rotarian
to join in on a Rotary Zoom meeting.
Some clubs may remember the "membership drives the bus" mantra. Without a doubt membership recruitment and retention is still the primary focus of Rotary leadership everywhere. Please know that as this years District 5790 Membership Chair, committee members are available to speak at your Rotary meetings. Contact us at lpetrash5790@gmail.com to arrange a membership committee speaker. In the meantime, please share the following with your members. Congratulations to the 5 clubs mentioned in this story.
DG Roger Paschal
Download biography for 2020-2021 District 5790 DG Roger Paschal
At Rotary we celebrate and promote diversity.
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.                                                        
Clubs made to order

These clubs keep things fresh with new ideas and new members.

Our world: Q&A with Sombat Tapanya

Our WorldA practice of

The Rotarian Conversation: Vivek Murthy

Loneliness — the absence of human connection — is twice as prevalent as diabetes in the United States. A former surgeon general tells us what we can do about it.

August 2020
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Have you visited the new Rotary Learning Center yet?
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 

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ROAM 5790 Online Rotary being formed
Be the Inspiration and help prospective members connect to the new online club being formed
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End Polio
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Stories from our Vibrant Clubs
In 1931, at the height of the Great Depression,
Herbert J. Taylor was a successful, young senior executive
with the Jewel Tea Company in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr Herbert left his great position at Jewal Tea, to take over the then failing Club Aluminum. Herbert Taylor believed that if the people at Club Aluminum could “think right,” they would “do right” and he set out to find a simple guide to “right conduct” as he described, “a sort of ethical yardstick” - something everyone could apply to what they thought, said and did in their relations with others.
Denton-Lake Cities RC re-started their in-person meetings
last Tuesday. 91% of members attended both virtually and in-person
Read about the measures implemented to assure safety for all.
Club President Grady Ray leads a Rotary meeting in the new normal.
We conducted our first live meeting since the outbreak several weeks ago.  We also streamed it via Zoom for those members not comfortable in meeting in person at this time.
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.

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. 


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