Rotary District 5890
Greater Houston Area

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Welcome to Rotary District 5890, composed of 62 clubs surrounding and across the greater Houston Area. The Rotarian's in our District truly exemplify Rotary's motto of "Service above Self" with projects locally as well as all around the world. In Rotary's largest project, we are working diligently to eradicate POLIO from the world and District 5890 is working hard to aid in that effort.

Rotary also has 6 other areas of focus; 1) Peace and Conflict resolution, 2) Clean water for all, 3) Literacy, 4) Health, 5) Growing local economies, and 6) saving mothers and children. Rotary has something for nearly everyone's passion.
I encourage you to explore this website for local events and service opportunities, as well as information about District 5890. We have a variety of clubs that meet for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. We even have an e-Club for those who's work prevents them from attending regularly scheduled weekly meetings. If you are interested, there is a place for you in Rotary.

Galveston Island has SUN, FUN and sea galore, but that’s just for starters.  Escape with your fellow Rotarians to the perfect year-round destination, a great resort, and an outstanding ROTARY District 5890 Conference at The San Luis Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, April 28-30, in Galveston.  To register now, click on REGISTER ONLINE

At our district conference each year, the Rotary district governor selects a service project so our D5890 Rotarians can make a positive impact in the local community.  At this year's conference, District Governor Nick has selected TWO great community service projects benefiting the Galveston community.
Since some Rotary clubs have blood drives in their own community 12-weeks before or after the district conference, they won't be able to donate blood.  Another option for your club would be to participate in our "Educational Supplies for Parker Elementary School for International Studies" Service Project.

Project #1) Parker Elementary School for International Studies, Galveston (perfect for those that can't donate blood): 
On Friday, April 29th, our Inbound D5890 Rotary Youth Exchange Students will spend the morning at this elementary school visiting each classroom and speaking to the students about Rotary, their home country, and their experiences as a RYE student.  On behalf of our District 5890 Rotarians, they will present much needed educational supplies to the school.
How can D5890 Rotarians help?
Join us at Minute Maid Park for Rotary Night at the Astros on Saturday, May 21s (Time TBD).  Rotarians and their guests will enjoy an exclusive reception with snacks, drinks, and cash bar, inside Champion Pavilion, which overlooks the ballpark and provide a unique view of the Downtown Houston skyline.
Special Mezzanine seating is priced at $35 per person. 
For more information, contact (281-391-2147). Christian Liebenow (713-259-8315) of the Astros organization,, indicates that tickets will be available for purchase online.

Congratulations to our District 5890 Global Scholar Anja Nikolova on launching a groundbreaking "Tandem Language Cafe" at Yale. The new program pilots in February 2016 and is designed to foster intercultural communication and understanding on campus through enhanced foreign language acquisition. Open to all members of the Yale community (students, faculty and staff), it will pair participants to meet weekly for eight weeks and practice the language they seek to improve in exchange for their native language, spending half the time speaking in each language and guiding their conversations with suggested activities from the Tandem Handbook. Participants may attend either group or independent meetings and also receive guidance from the volunteer Tandem facilitators. Nikolova hails from Macedonia and has wasted no time spreading peace and goodwill as a Rotary Global Scholar.

Dear Rotarians, 
Update and travel plans for the Texas Deployment team:
Please post for clubs and concerned Rotarians:

Disaster Aid USA Texas Zone 21b team will meet up with Executive Director Larry Agee in Beaumont Texas Friday early am and travel together to Rowlett,TX to help in the clean up efforts. Any clubs wanting to donate may do so at    or to the District Charity fund for the purpose of North Texas
Mark the donation for North Texas as Garland is also under extreme damage.
Any Rotarians wishing to assist may join us for the deployment.
We will be back to Beaumont late on Sunday.

Please call or email me directly if you wish to travel with us from Houston or meet us in Rowlett TX area.
Hotel room reservations are being made and rooms will be shared. Bring a sleeping bag in case you have to sleep on a sofa  or floor . No single sleepers welcomed.


Wayne R. Beaumier
Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks
District 5890
Disaster Relief Chairman
Disaster Aid USA

The District 5890 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships Committee conducted interviews on Saturday, November 21, 2015 to select outbound scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year.
 Congratulations to every District 5890 Rotarian who participated in our Polio Day events on 11/21/15.  Thanks to all of you, we raised a total of almost $34,000 for Polio eradication between the Party at the Park/Bike Ride/Motorcycle Ride and the PolioPlus Society Dinner.  We also received considerable social media attention due to your efforts.   Our donations of $34,000 will multiply to $102,000 with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - which is enough to vaccinate 170,000 children with the Oral Polio Vaccine.
Services for Willowbrook Rotary President Massey Williams will be held Friday, January 29, at 10:00 am at Champion Forest Baptist Church, located at 15555 Stuebner Airline Rd, Houston, TX 77069, (281) 440-3800. Massey succumbed to cancer after a long battle and will be greatly missed by her family and her fellow Rotarians. Viewing will be Thursday night from 5-8 p.m. at Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379, (281) 320-2674.

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.

An International Service Project, started in 2000 and supported by Houston Area Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, and Interact Clubs, is proud to announce the shipment of our 205th 40’ shipping container of books (for a total of over 6-3/4 million pounds), as well as several containers of bicycles & bicycle parts  to Rotarian led literacy projects in Africa and countries around the world.  Would you & your club like to help with the shipment of the next container?


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.


Time flies.  We are now over halfway through the 2014-15 Rotary Year.  How is your Club progressing toward your Rotary Foundation Goals?  You can see by clicking on the heading of this article, then click on the Mid-Year Report on the left side of web page.  Want to make a donation to the Annual Fund (which funds our District and Global Grants) or to PolioPlus today?  Just click here to go straight to the Giving page  

I hope you all enjoyed last night's special All Club Meeting with RI President Gary Huang and Corinna from Taiwan.  I never cease to be amazed and inspired by the dedication of our Rotary International leaders.


The Rotary Club of the University Area is proud to announce the Rotary Firefighters Home (“RFFH”) is holding its first (annual) Gala on Friday, February 12, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at the Royal Sonesta Hotel located at 2222 W. Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027. This event is the first major fundraiser for the building of the home.  The theme for the Gala is "Hope Rises!" This year’s gala promises to be a superb event.  Our keynote speakers are Helen Reisler and Retired District Chief Steve Sparks.  Our MC is Emmy award winning talk show host, Houston's own Ernie Manouse.


Great things are happening in District 5890 and your business can gain great market advantage by linking its brand to the amazing brand of Rotary.  District 5890 provides a range of sponsorship opportunities that allow our members' businesses to be front and center every time someone visits the District website or attends a district event like District Conference. Link to our sponsorship opportunities is attached.  If you have any questions, please call or email Michelle Bohreer, (832)622-4400.  A great opportunity awaits you and your business; take advantage of it soon to maximize your value.


District Governor Elect Dr Nick Giannone has been working hard in preparation for his coming year as District Governor.  His DG installation is rapidly approaching, Jun 26 at Safari West Ranch.  DGE Nick has already scheduled all his Official Visits, which you will find in his DG calendar.  He is very organized, ready to hit the ground running, conduct District activities and making the traditional Official Visits.   On the left side of this web page in the download section, you will find 2015-16 DG Nick's busy schedule for this Rotary year.  Let's all work together and make sure that Nick's year is an outstanding year.


February 2016
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