Welcome to the District 5910 Website

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2014-2015 District Governor: Don Taylor
 District Governor's Club: Rotary Club of Liberty
 CONTACT EMAIL: dontaylor44@gmail.com
 

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Dear Rotary friends:
 
The GSE Team from D9980 on the South Island of New Zealand left for home via Houston Intercontinental, and llanded successfully in New Zealand.
 
I thought you'd enjoy reading the blog that they created during their stay here, so here's a link (once there search for "D9980 to S.E. Texas"):  https://www.tumblr.com/dashboard
 
 
Our team landed in New Zealand on the same flight.  
Through the wonders of the internet, please share the experiences of our GSE Team in New Zealand. The name of their group Facebook page (which you can join with a click), is GSE TX to NZ 2015. The only way I've been able to access it is to log in to Facebook and then search using those characters. If you can get to it without joining Facebook, please let the rest of us know.
 
To figure out the time of day and day of the week there, just subtract 7 hours from our local time and add one day. 
 
Feel free to send  them "likes" and comments. They'll be happy to know someone is watching and enjoying.
Photo of the Team visiting a club recently.

Thank you, Rotary, for blessing these fine Americans with this experience, and the host District 9980 with the joy of sharing with them.
 
John Delaney
GSE Chair
D5910
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The Spotlight is Out!

The theatre is now dark in Beaumont as the 2015 District Conference is now a wonderful memory.  Thank you to all who engaged in the celebration and festivities.  The Rotary Club of Beaumont was delighted to have you participate and to share the spotlight with every amazing club and Rotarian in the District.  

We had fun!  We made memories!

 

We are so fortunate that PDG Hugh Summers is passionate about photography, and about recording and archiving events of the District in pictures and film.  It is through his eye and talents that we are able to re-live special moments.  And it is phenomenal that he is able to take so many still photo and do video recordings at the same time!  His multi-disc collection will be uploaded as we are able so you will want to check the website often for updates.   

 

The Conference Committee also had a cadre of professional photographers on hand under the direction of Karen Bourdier, working diligently through every aspect of the weekend to capture the memories. They are being uploaded and posted also.   Many are also posted on the Facebook page.  Feel free to download what you would like in your personal collection.  Thanks to all those who shared their special talent in this way.

The breakout sessions during the Conference were coordinated by Bobbie Applegate and facilitated by three members of the Rotary Club of Beaumont: Judy Kelfstrom, Craig Escamilla and Craig Lively.   Each one had lively discussion and generated some great thoughts.  The comments and ideas were recorded and can be read thoroughly by linking to them here.
 
If you have not completed an evaluation of the District Conference and would like to, please link to the online form here, or phone 409-842-1913 to request a paper version you can complete.
 
If you missed the final Plenary session and the closing of the Conference, please enjoy this video. (If  your Internet browser is not showing the YouTube video below, you can link to it through this url:  https://youtu.be/7U8WYxsfAY8.)   Thank you to Bobby Chapman of the Spindletop Club for the production of this masterpiece.  Rotarians, with hands clasped in friendship, will not soon forget those few minutes which closed the weekend so perfectly.
If you are not able to see the video in the cell above, you can watch by linking to: https://youtu.be/7U8WYxsfAY8​.
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Governor Meets with Rotary International President
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RI President Gary Huang and Corinna are on an historic and official visit to the Houston area.  District 5910 Governor Don and Barbara Taylor joined them for dinner on January 13. 
 

 
 

District Directory for 2014-2015

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Due to the excellent publication format and high-resolution, the District Directory could not be published on the website as one complete document.  It is uploaded and included in sections and can be accessed through the MEMBERS ONLY page on the left sidebar under Site Pages.  (You will not be able to see the link unless you are signed-in the website as a member.)

Please respect the privacy issues inherent with the publication of this document.

CONFIDENTIAL
This directory is for club/district use only.
It is NOT for distribution to Non-
Rotarians, nor may it be used for any type of commercial mailing list.
 

 
 

RYLA 2015

January 9-11, 2015

View more photos of the weekend on Facebook (Rotary5910) or on webpage photo album by linking here.

 

 
 
The Rotary Foundation's oldest and best-known program is Ambassadorial Scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholar Global Grants are now available from the Rotary Clubs in District 5910. 
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Since 1947, more than 43,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices. Today, it is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program. More than 650 scholarships were awarded for study in 2012-33. Through grants totaling approximately US$20 million, recipients from some 69 countries studied in more than 64 nations.

For more information on the scholarships, how to apply, or contact information, visit the District 5910 Ambassadorial Scholarships page by accessing it here.
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District 5910 Website Team

If you need help with Club Runner, please contact:
WEBSITE STORIES and DISTRICT NEWSLETTER: 
Jacque Chapman of the RC of Beaumont at admin@beaumontrotaryclub.org  
DATA INPUT(CHANGE OF PERSONAL DATA, CALENDAR ITEMS, ETC):
Jan Ricketts of the RC of Lake Conroe at jericketts@suddenlink.net
DISTRICT WEBSITE MANAGER AND TRAINER:
Kris Nordstrom McBride of The RC of Lake Conroe KRISRCLC@aol.com

 

 
 
Storms. Fires. Tragic man-made events. Rotarians in our district, under the Leadership of Emergency Response Chair PDG Hugh Summers, care and want to help. For information, lists of supplies to have on hand, and contact information if you need, can all be found on The Disaster Preparedness Home Page.
 

 
 
Our District has elected to do Criminal Background Checks on all individuals who will have regular contact with the children under the age of 18 who are involved in our various Rotary Youth Programs - Early Act, Interact, RYLA, Rotary Youth Exchange, etc. For more information and a list of those Rotarians who have submitted and passed the background check, please access the Members Only Site Page "Youth Programs - Background Checks" or contact PDG Roger McCabe, Youth Protection Officer for District 5910.
To access the Members Only page: 
#1 Log in
#2 Return to the home page of the site after log in
#3 Find "Site Pages" on the left side bar of the home page
#4 Click on the YOUTH PROGRAMS - BACKGROUND CHECKS page
 

 
 
Important News to all Club Presidents/Club Secretaries and Attendance Managers! ClubRunner enabled automatic database integration with Rotary International on November 1, 2010. This means that all member data updates (which your club chooses to share) will be automatically updated on Member Access at RI's Headquarter databases within 2 hours, without the need to send any email notifications or enter the data via rotary.org. This is a powerful new tool for Rotarians to streamline reporting to Rotary International. Each club must "Opt-In" in order to take advantage of this service.
Instructions for Opting In are available on this site on the admin page, once you sign in. 
 

 
 
     In the 1920's, the Hull-Daisetta area was a booming oil field. Once the Rotary Club was established there, they realized there was not only a shortage of residents, but they did not have a place to meet.  As enterprising Rotarians, they built a small structure in which to hold their meetings. It was a six-sided building, with a peaked roof, a brick fireplace, and a lean-to on the outside that acted as the kitchen. The location served them well for a number of years, but as the oil business dried up, so did the Rotary Club there. 
    
 
 
 

A Bulletin for Rotary Clubs and Districts from Rotary International:
What follows is not tax advice, but general information, which may be useful.Questions regarding any tax matters need to be referred to local counsel, your tax adviser or to the IRS. (http://www.irs.ustreas.gov or 1-800-829-1040) General questions about this bulletin can be answered by your Club and District Support representative at wwwRotary.org/ClubDistrictReps

 
 
 
"We Live in the present, We Dream of the future, But we Learn from the past."  Have a question about Paul Harris, or something that happened in 1952 in Rotary? The Rotary Global History Fellowship website probably has trhe answer. 
Take a tour of this awesome site and you'll come away with a better understanding of who we are, and how we became
the global community that we are today.
 

 
 

Tom Plumb of The Port Isabel, Texas Rotary Club spent over 4 years
pursuing the creation of a Texas Rotary International license plate. 
They are now a reality. The specialty license plate fee is collected in addition to
the regular registration fee and any other applicable fees. 
From the $30 specialty plate fee, $22 goes to the Texas Department of State
Health Services to help fund Tuberculosis (TB) prevention and for improving
the delivery of TB prevention and control services.
This plate is available for Passenger,Truck, Motorcycle, Trailer/Travel Trailer, and
Private Bus.The plate can be purchased on-line at the TxDMV website.

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Buy a Rotary license plate and you support a mobile billboard for our great organization.

 

 
 
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