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Carmen is a member of the Rotary Club of the University Area – Houston; Prior District positions include 2 years as District Secretary, 2 years as District Treasurer, 3 years as Youth Exchange Treasurer, 1 year as Assistant Governor.

Carmen is a Major Donor and has traveled with Rotary for a National Immunization Day to India and to Nicaragua Children of the Dump Project. She led an Inbound and Outbound Friendship Exchange with Russia in 2015 and 2016 respectively and will serve as Chair of the US Section of the Russia United States Intercountry Committee 2019-2020.

2018-2019 District Governor Carmen Cuneo would like to invite all District 5890 Rotarians to participate in the “New District Banner Contest”.   Our current District Banner has served its purpose for many years now and is in need of either repair or replacement.  DG Carmen Cuneo would like to give each Rotarian in our District a chance to help design a new banner, which will be proudly displayed at all District Rotary events including the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston.   The contest will start immediately and the winner will be chosen on July 30th. The Grand Prize will be….
Here's a great way to get rid of your "STUFF" AND  help raise funds for one of Rotary's remarkable international projects:  The Children of the Dump.  It's called the District 5890 "Clean Out Your Closets" Service Project and all you need to do is ask your club members, friends and family to pack up items they don't need, pick a collection point, then drop-off the items or we'll pick everything up, and we'll ship everything to to the project.  CLICK HERE to watch a 2-minute video.
District 5890 Rotarians Frank Huezo and Jim Kite are the chairs of the "Clean Out Your Closets" Service Project as well as the "Children of the Dump Project."  Jim can be reached at (979) 251-0840 or JimKite@SBCGlobal.net.
Under the leadership of Rotary District 5890 since 1997, the "Children of the Dump" Project has grown from a school with 90 students near the garbage dump in Chinandega, Nicaragua, to now over 1,600 students.  The students are fed, educated, receive health care and now their future is much brighter.   The majority of these "School of the Dump" students have become the first-generation of their family to attend and graduate high school.  We've had 25-30 graduate from college, and there are currently 25 attending college. 
Thanks to Rotary, the projects in Chinandega include primary schools, a high school, the Betania Trade School, clinics, the San Martin Hospital, Santa Lucia School for the Blind, Refugio Belen Maternity Shelter, plus several villages where families live, plus a Resale Shop.
Dear District 5890 Rotarians,
To say that much has happened since this Rotary year began is an understatement.  It seems that every day brings with it another set of disasters/challenges/problems which impact our daily lives. 
During such trying times, it is important to remember that we are a Rotary family, which means none of us are in this alone. We have friends throughout the district that are ready and willing to help, whether that help be mucking out a home or making a grocery store run for a fellow Rotarian that no longer has a car.   Daily we live the Rotary theme for this year, “Rotary, Making a Difference.”

Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time.

Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens. Exchanges for students 15 to 19 years old are sponsored by Rotary clubs in more than 100 countries.

What are the benefits?

Exchange students unlock their true potential to:

  • Develop lifelong leadership skills
  • Learn a new language and culture
  • Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world
  • Become a global citizen
One of District Governor Bill Palko's goals was to try to have District 5890's District Grant application approved by July 31, 2017. As a reminder, clubs who are part of the District Grant application can only be reimbursed from funds that are spent after the approval date. Consequently, clubs with approved District Grants are now free to spend their funds as outlined in their District Grant Application.
At the 2017 Interact District Conference at Sealy High School, Rotarian Ron Fitzwater was presented with the "Interact District 5890 Service Above Self" Award by District 5890 Interact Committee Co-Chair, Charlie Buscemi. 
Ron has served as the Interact Adviser at the Alvin High School Interact Club for years, plus he has served as the District 5890 Four-Way Test Essay Contest Scholarship Committee Chair, and as an District 5890 Area Membership Chair.  His commitment to serving his community, school, family and Rotary is outstanding.
The award was given to Ron with sincere appreciation and great respect for his years of dedication to strengthening the foundations of goodwill, peace, and fellowship through service with Interactors in his community, and beyond.  For years, he has unselfishly given his time, energy, and talent to further the principles and ideals of Rotary, plus the importance of Rotary's Four-Way Test and Service Above Self, in the hearts and minds of our world's future community leaders.
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