District 5770

SW Oklahoma





District Governor 2015-2016

Norman Cross Timbers Rotary Club 



April - Maternal and Child Health Month




Rotary International President 2015-2016

Ravi Ravindran
Rotary Club of Colombo, Sri Lanka


     RI PRESIDENT INFORMATION is under ROTARY LINKS in the right column of this page.




District 5770 is the home of Rotarians Ron and Jetta Burton

Ron Burton was the 2013-2014 Rotary International President

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma

She is a member of the Rotary Club of Norman Cross Timbers, Oklahoma 




The published print version of the 2015-2016 District Directory is available to district Rotarians after login on this site.  After login, look under Site Pages (left column of the Home Page).  Click on the title DISTRICT DIRECTORY 2015-2016-login.


District Facebook Page
Rotary Art Poster Contest Links
Home Page Stories

Rotary Club Art Walk Promises Fun and Prizes

“Service Above Self” is at the core of our membership in Rotary.  As most of us know, that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun!
As part of this year’s District Conference, we are asking each of our 33 clubs to hold a poster art contest for local high school students.  The talented kids in your area can submit an entry that reflects on the International Rotary theme for this year:  “Be a Gift to the World.”  Your club will select a few judges to award prizes of your choice to the top winners.  We’re thinking the top three entries, but that is totally up to you and your club.
This does not take the place of the 4-Way Speech Contest.  Far from it!  It offers our students another way to demonstrate their other talents! 
A member you designate from each club will bring the first place winning entry to be displayed at the Friday evening District Conference reception on April 29 in Norman.  We’ll have a group of “experienced” judges review all of the top entries and select an overall winner.  That student will receive a $500 cash scholarship!  In addition, conference attendees at the opening reception will vote with their dollars for the People’s Choice winning entry, and that student will receive a $500 cash scholarship, also!  The donated dollars will go to support District 5770 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) leadership training program for high school juniors.
Click on READ MORE for contest rules and entry form at the bottom of the page.   

The 2016 District Conference is April 29 - May 1 in Norman at the Norman Regional Hospital System (NRHS) Education Center, Porter Campus.  Click on the title DISTRICT CONFERENCE in the third column of this page under UPCOMING EVENTS for details and registration information.

Last Chance to save on registering for the RI 2016 Convention.
Rotary Seoul South Korea
Click HERE to register.

The 2016 RI Convention will be in Seoul, Korea May 28 - June 1.    

Be sure to register by 15 December for early registration $65 savings.


 More information is found under "Upcoming Events" in column three.


2015-16 District Governor Marilyn Kaplan, accompanied by her husband, Rotarian Steve Kaplan, made her first official club visit at Cyril Rotary Club. Cyril is a small but mighty club. One innovative idea from the club is Movies in the Park, held earlier this summer--a fun event meant to offer an opportunity for community members to enjoy a movie without a long drive. President Doug Graham and his members are already thinking up the next out-of-the-box thing they can do--stay tuned!

The Rotaract club of East Central University (ECU) in Ada, Oklahoma was preparing to attend the district conference when they were notified that a major earthquake had struck Nepal where some of their members are from.  They reported the disaster at the conference and $2,500 was raised at the conference for disaster relief.  Since that time, the ECU Rotaract club has partnered with the Rotaract Club of Kathmandu, Nepal (D3292).  The students raised over $15,000 during the week before finals. A report was recently published recognizing the ECU Rotaract Club for their help in relief efforts.  

Click here to view the Nepal relief mission report.


"Be a vibrant club" brochure can be used with your club leadership plan.  The brochure helps you strategize what you want your club to be like in three to five years. 10 tips will give you a better understanding about how to create a club committee, prepare members for future roles, and more.
Click on the words READ MORE below to view the brochure.

RI President Ravi Ravindran and District Governor Marilyn Kaplan are asking all District 5770 Rotary Clubs to take advantage of the Rotary Club Central program.  The program assists Rotary clubs to plan and track service projects -- from beginning to end.  Click on ROTARY CLUB CENTRAL in the left column under SITE PAGES.



The Rotary Youth Exchange Program does not happen without your club's support.  Recruiting OUTBOUND ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENTS should be a continuous process for district Rotary clubs.  Suggested recruitment sources are school langauge teachers, Interact, RYLA, church groups, news promotions and your own club or family contacts.

Rotary clubs are asked to recruit students from their communities well in advance of their exchange year. In order to obtain exchanges for long term outbound students ages 15 1/2 to 18 1/2 , the district interviews occur each November for the next school year.  Long Term Applications for the 2016-17 school year are due to the district no later than Oct 30th.

There are also some short term exchanges that occur during the summer.  One month of family to family visiting between and exchange student and a foreign host family with a student.  These exchanges are from ages 14-19.

Details about the Youth Exchange program are found in the left column of this page.  Under SITE PAGES, click on the ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE link.

If you would like to have a club program on Youth Exchange, or need posters to put up at schools, or need more information about the program itself. Please contact Jaci Williams at jacy.5770@gmail.com or Russ Davoren rdavo@cox.net







 Don’t miss a rare opportunity to contribute to The Rotary Foundation and receive a memento honoring our own Rotary District 5770 Ron Burton as Rotary International President (2013-2014).  A $100 or $1,000 contribution to The Rotary Foundation in Ron’s honor under a special offer entitles the donor to a special commemorative postal cover. 

Click here for complete details. 



The core elements of Rotary membership are recruitment of new members, the retention and development of existing members, and the organization of new clubs (extension).  The Membership Minute from RI aids clubs in this process.  

Click here for RI Membership Minute

Rotary Direct is an easy way to contribute to The Rotary Foundation on a recurring basis.

Click here to download the Rotary Direct enrollment form.

More information about The Rotary Foundation is found in the left column under SITE PAGES.

To learn how you can get involved with a Rotary Club in District 5770, an online Rotary International PROSPECTIVE MEMBER FORM for Rotarians and non-Rotarians is available under SITE PAGES in the left column of this page. 




Groups of individual Rotarians and others from diffferent countries united through shared interests either as Rotary Fellowships (geared to vocational and recreational interests) or Rotary Action Groups (geared to service activities). Designed to foster international fellowship, friendship, and service. Open to all Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians, and Rotaractors.





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