Rotary District 5890
Greater Houston Area

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It is such an honor for me to have this opportunity to work with you for the next 365 days for our awesome district, the Rotary International District 5890. I am super excited to take on this position and hope I get to meet every Rotarian in the district. I am full inspired, engaged and ready to work with you for the coming year. But, don’t forget, while we work hard to Serve Humanity, let’s do it with PASSION and let’s do it with lots of FUN.
 
 



ROTARY D5890 DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017 (((all this is very important info!!!)))

A LITTLE MONKEY BUSINESS!!!!

LOTS OF EASY (but important!!!) INFO… BY THE NUMBERS!!!

THURSDAY APRIL 20 – SUNDAY APRIL 23 2017.

LA TORETTA LAKE RESORT AND SPA (www.latorrettalakeresort.com)

47 MINUTES FROM 610 NORTH TO THE FACILITY

OUSTANDING ROOM RATEALL SUITES MAIN TOWER @ $139 OR LAKE VILLAS @ $159 / NIGHT (LAKE VILLAS CONSIST OF 2 ROOMS, $159 EACH). GOLF COTTAGES (2 ROOMS IN EACH) ALSO AVAILABLE AT $139 PER ROOM PER NIGHT.

MAKE CAREFUL NOTE THAT WE HAVE ONLY 32 GOLF COTTAGES AND 10 LAKE VILLAS AVAILABLE. WE HAVE 288 ROOMS IN THE MAIN TOWER. TOWER, ROOMS ARE ALL SUITES, 2 X QUEEN OR 1 X KING BED ROOMS. BOOK EARLY!!!!

45 YD. COVERED WALKWAY FROM HOTEL FRONT DOOR TO CONVENTION CENTER DOORS!!

ALL CONFERENCE FACILITIES IN ONE CONCISE AREA, REGISTRATION, MEALS, MEETINGS AND HALL OF FRIENDSHIP. ALL MEALS INCULDED FROM THURSDAY PM THRU SATURDAY PM.

MAXIMUM TIME TO ENJOY THE FACILITY WILL BE BUILT INTO OUR AGENDA. MAJOR SPOUCES PROGRAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! FIRST TIME ATTENDEES SPECIAL CHECK IN AND ASSISTED THROUGHOUT CONFERENCE.

GOLF COURSE ONSITE, PROBABLE FISHING COMPETITION!! NO NEED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY.

MAGNIFICENT POOL AND LAZY RIVER!!

WE GUARENTEE GREAT WEATHER!!!!

BOOKING PORTAL : https://aws.passkey.com/event/14145764/owner/10957635/home

OR CALL : 936-448-3024 – Rotary District 5890 Conference.

 

MY CONTACT INFO : LAWRENCE BARRIS, LJBARRIS@GMAIL.COM, CELL : 713-294-4684.

 

 

Rotary District  5890

Fall In Love With Rotary All Club Dinner

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Featured Keynote Speaker: Rotary International President, John  F. Germ
Crowne Plaza  near NRG
 
 
District 5890 Love of Service Exposition 5pm-  9pm
 
 
Major Donor/Bequest Society and VIP Reception with Cash Bar 5:15pm - 6:30pm
General Rotary "Lovefest" with Cash Bar 5pm -7pm
Dinner and Presentation 7pm - 9pm
 
Table Sponsorship Opportunities
 
 
 
Rotarians in Love with Service $1500
RIP John 's theme "Rotary Serving Humanity" resonates  with Rotarians.   This year you and you r club will show your support  for  RIP  John's  commitment  to  Rotary  Serving  Humanity  with  your  "Rotarians  in  Love  with  Serv ice" sponsorship. This sponsorship  includes a premium placed and decorated table for 10, recognition in the event program,
10 admissions to the VIP reception, 2 exposition tables for your cl ub to display its great accom plishments and a photo of
your entire club with RIP John at the VIP reception and/or your expo table or after dinner, you r choice.
 
Gift to Humanitv  $1000
This year you and your club will show your su pport for the gift of service around the world w ith your Gift to Humanity sponsorsh ip. This sponsorship includes  a preferred table for 10, recognition  i n the event program, 4 admissions  to the VIP reception,  I  exposition  table for your club to show of its great accomplishment  and photo oppottunity  w ith RlP John at the VIP reception.
 
Love My Club $750
This  sponsorship   includes  a  reserve  table  for  10  and one  exposition  table  for  your  clu b to  display  how  it serves humanity.
 
Rotary Power Couple $300
Premium Seating for 2 and admission to V I P reception
 
 
 
District 5890 Love o(Service Exposition
Highlight  you r projects and activities to your fellow Rotarians a nd guests, including RIP John Germ.   RIP John will be visiting expo booths following the VIP Reception (display space only and can be added to any level)
 
Exposition Table (non-Rotarian) $35                  Exposition Table (Rotarian)      $25
 
 
 
General Admission Love Rotary Partner $58.90
Non-Reserved  Genera l Adm ission with seated dinner as part of District 5890 Fall in Love with Rotary A ll Clu b  Dinner
 
To register go to the following link:
 
or Contact Rebecca Maddux at rebecca@pmhvac.com  or 713-644-9285
 
 

 
 
District 5890 and 5910 Rotarians and families with specific needs arising from the widespread flooding may contact Wayne Beaumier (281-923-4085 / wbeaumier@att.net / Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks) for disaster aid assistance. You also may phone 311 to report damage and/or ask for assistance, as well as the Southwest TX Flood Cleanup Hotline (1-800-451-1954) for help cleaning up homes or property only. The Southwest TX Flood Cleanup Hotline will share your information with local agencies, community leaders, and volunteer relief agencies but cannot guarantee assistance or timing.  Medical emergencies should be reported to 911. For any other kind of help, please dial 211 for the menu of statewide services available, including benefits and help evacuating property.
 

 
Rotary District 5890 Global Scholar Anja Nikolova completed exams for her first year at Yale University last week and began the second year of her scholarship in September. A condition of her Yale studies is that she must complete an internship between her two years of studies and she returned to the U.S. on June 7 from her family home in Skopje, Macedonia to begin work with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition(CPLC) in Washington. CPLC is a World Bank and International Finance Corporation led intitiative focusing on climate change. Before returning to the U.S.  she attended the Carbon Expo workshop in Cologne, Germany.

At CPLC Anja worked directly with companies such as BP, Shell, IKEA, Royal DSM and Unilever and the governments of Canada, India, France. The insights she produced helped these companies to design and implement their carbon pricing strategy as a business driver and towards achieving their environmental goals. 

Over the summer, Tandem Language Café, the program Anja co-founded, received investment capital and is expanding - they are currently hiring 4 new staff and partnering with Yale’s numerous departments - it’s very exciting, and has become her entrepreneurial experiment! They also launched their website:  https://tandemyale.wordpress.com/about/

 

District 5890 shares sponsorship of Anja's second scholarship year with Rotary Districts 5930 (Texas), 5840 (Texas), 5770 (Oklahoma), and 7980 (New Haven). Her first year Rotary Global Scholarship was funded by our District 5890.
The Rotarian Magazine has agreeed to conduct a Q and A with Anja for publication this coming winter.
 

 

Congratulations to Galleria Rotarians on their $5000 award for school uniforms to Houston’s Lee High School, which inspired Lee’s journalism students to showcase the Rotary commitment to education and literacy. Budding Lee journalists Juliette Acevedo and Augustin Cantero’s article was published by The River Oaks Examiner Newspaper, as well as in their high school paper, web site, and on Twitter, according to journalism instructor and yearbook advisor David Fanucchi. Noting that the new uniforms will feature Rotary's logo on the sleeve, the youthful literati wrote . . . 

 
 
 
Dear Fellow 5890 Rotarians,
 
Recently, at the District 5890 Interact Conference at Sealy High School, we recognized our district winners of our Four-Way Test Essay Contest.  Congratulations winners!!!!
 
 
 
Over the past six or seven years Bill Davis has enjoyed the privilege of working with five extraordinary young women who have been responsible for creating  TWENTY Rotary water, sanitation, education and health projects around the world with a value of $1,009,000.   These projects took place in El Salvador, Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, Brazil, Afghanistan, Botswana, Peru and Ghana.  In addition six scholarships were funded for studies towards Master’s Degrees in Nepal, Brazil, Chile, Austria, Yale University and Scotland.
 
 
 

HOUSTON has been selected as the 2022 Rotary International convention city! TImagehis was a lengthy process that involved many people throughout our District, particularly PDG Rhonda Kennedy and her committee, and this selection could not have happened without their dedication to presenting Houston and District 5890 as the only choice for Rotary International. Over the next six years we will be planning a convention that shows Rotarians from around the world exactly why Houston was not only the right choice but the only choice for the best International Convention possible.

 
 
 
 
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