District 5770

SW Oklahoma





District Governor 2015-2016

Norman Cross Timbers Rotary Club 



May - Youth Service 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.


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Take advantage of an extra-special early registration rate of $265 for the 2017 Rotary Convention, where we will celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation.
At the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, President Arch Klumph announced his dream of creating a Rotary endowment fund.  In 2017, we will celebrate the good work Rotarians have done over the past 100 years -- because one man dared to dream.
We're offering the special rate in honor of Foundation visionary Arch Klumph and his birthday of June 6th, as well as the $26.50 first contribution to the endowment fund the grew into the Rotary Foundation.
Join us in Atlanta! Mark your calendar to take advantage of the special registration rate of $265, available only from May 28 to June 6, 2016 at www.riconvention.org





rotary.fw.png                    Le Tour de Vin 2016

Presented by the Cross Timbers, Sooner, and Norman Rotary clubs, Le Tour de Vin benefits The Studio of The Sooner Theater and other community needs.



Join us as we invite you to enjoy food, paired with over 200 wines and participate in the lifestyle auction. This is an exceptional event created for the good of our community.

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 - 9 pm - Artiste et le Vin - $50:  A casual fun evening of painting and wine at the Assistance League Building, 808 Wall Street, Norman.  limited to 50 participants.  Make your reservation today at www.letourdevin.com 

Friday, June 10, 6:30 pm - Wine & Dine - $150:  Spotlighting the exceptional cuisine of Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse, fine wines, and scintillating conversation at the elegant home of Becky and Jason Willeford.  Reservations limited to 100.  Register online at www.letourdevin.com


Saturday, June 11, 6:30-10 pm - Main Event - $100:  The grand festival begins at 6:30. Guests may bid on  silent auction items, try their luck at the wine pull, or enjoy meeting old and new friends as they sample specially selected wines, signature entrees, and desserts from 11 local restaurants.  At 8:30, the live auction starts featuring fine and rare wines, sports memorabilia, fabulous vacation destinations, and gifts as well as other lifestyle items.  Don't miss this grand event at the Marriott NCED Conference Center and Hotel 2801 East State Highway 9.  Norman.  Reserve your spot at www.letourdevin.com

Want to make it a weekend of fun, fine wine, and food?  Contact the Marriott for information about special room rates for Le Tour de Vin guests.

                    All events require advance registration.  Must be 21 to participate.


For questions or to learn more, please visit our website or call 405-321-0016.


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.