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ROTARY DISTRICT 5890 COVID-19 SITE PAGE
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2021 DISTRICT CONFERENCE - APRIL 15-18, 2021 - HORSESHOE BAY RESORT
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Stories About Our Projects & Events

DG SCOTT'S FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR HIS "ROTARY PIES FOR POLIO" CHALLENGE IS $1 MILLION DOLLARS!

Watch his cool video below, then donate to the Rotary Foundation's "Polio Fund" to help END POLIO NOW by visiting www.Rotary.org/en/donate.  Click here to learn more about Rotary's work to make polio the second disease ever eradicated.

You can donate in your name, make a donation in honor or in memory of someone.

Congratulations to Sara Richards, President of the Rotary Club of Angleton, for raising $1,500 in less than 5-minutes by doing this challenge.  Click here for video of her taking part in the "Rotary Pies For Polio" Challenge!

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of El Campo and Rotary Club of Wharton worked with First Book, Disney and ABC 13 to help organize this book distribution project. Special thanks to DG Scott Rainey, and especially to Rotarian Sheila Armstrong (RC of Houston) with "First Book", and Jon King (RC of Sharpstown), for making this project happen.
 
Click here to watch Disney's "Rally For Reading" which features ABC13 anchors, Disney Channel actors and actresses talking about this literacy project in El Campo and Wharton ISD, PLUS our very own DG Scott Rainey and Rotarians Sheila Armstrong and Jon King!
 
"Thank all the Rotarians, teachers and staff for your special part in making this event one that first served about 3,000 children directly, and then I would guess around 12,000 people when you include all the family members." said Scott Rainey, District Governor of District 5890.  "Part of the magic was seeing the parents, who took time to bring their child to get the books.  One mother, at around 10:30 AM, said "My son woke me up so we could come get the books".  How many story lines are inside that statement!" Rainey said.

District 5890 Virtual Club Leadership Training Seminar

 
This is a team leadership training for ALL Rotaract & Rotary 2021‐2022 Club Officers and members.
"To Infinity and Beyond!"
SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021
Presented Virtually – Via ZOOM
ZOOM opens at 8:00 am for Networking
Training begins at 8:30 am and should conclude around 12:30 pm
 
 
 

Each officer will receive training on their specific officer duties as well as a "Rotary 101" class for new Rotaractors & Rotarians.

This is your chance to hear about all of the exciting things that will be happening in the Rotary world for the Rotary Year of 2021‐2022.

Join District Governor Elect E. Michelle Bohreer as she unveils Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta’s Theme for the new Rotary Year and her goals for District 5890.

                                                  OUR 2021 ROTARY DISTRICT 5890 RYLA CAMP WILL BE VIRTUAL!

Dear Rotarian,
 
We are excited to announce the opening of Virtual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) applications for 2021. We ask that you share the online application with your Chair of Youth Services, Interact sponsors, and interested members. RYLA is a weekend dedicated to honing the leadership skills of your district’s youth and can be accredited to serving as a pipeline for many of our District’s Rotarians.
 
 
Do business with those you serve with! 
 
Thank you to everyone that attended our January 12th "Online Networking Event" celebrating Rotary's Vocational Service month. We hope that Rotarian's will do business with Rotarian's, and hire Rotarian's when the job matches.
 
If you were not able to attend the Networking Event, please see the recording on our District YouTube Page at the link below:
 
We have a great opportunity to get boots on the ground and staff the volunteers at the Harris County NRG location and at the various Methodist Hospital locations.  District Governor Scott Rainey has sent emails to all 5890 Rotarians for both opportunities on February 25th.  Please help to support this effort in your location and around the district. 
 
Photo on right is DG Scott Rainey at the Methodist Hospital ready to volunteer as a trained Rotary Volunteer at their COVID-19 process.  #ServeLikeAChampionToday!
 
Rotary volunteers are needed starting Monday, March 1st through April 24th.
 
All questions should be sent to:  Vicki Brentin, Rotary District 5890 Vaccine Volunteer Coordinator, Email:  vbrentin@gmail.com
 
HDD - NRG Stadium Location:        Rotary District 5890
 
 

Rotary Zone Institute 2021

Rotary Zones 25B & 29 (Region 36)

September 7-12, 2021
Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria 2222 West Loop South   
Houston, Texas 77027
 

2021 Rotary Zones 25B & 29 Institute Welcome Video from Rotary Zones 25B and 29 on Vimeo.

Rotaractors and Rotarians are invited to attend this year's event being held in Houston!

Click here for more details, activities, and registration details.

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, was nominated and selected to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
 
Jennifer wasn't selected because she is a woman, but rather because she is an outstanding Rotarian with leadership skills that are second to none.  CLICK here to read a wonderful article on the Rotary International website about her.
 
Congratulations, Jennifer!  For all of us that know you, and the ones that haven't had the opportunity to meet you yet, just know that your Family of Rotary is very proud to support you!
 
 
Here's some great opportunities to attend on-line meetings of other Rotary District 5890 club meetings.  Rotarians, if you need a proof of a Rotary meeting make-up for your club, use your cell phone to take a photo of yourself onscreen, and email it to your club secretary.
 
 
 
Watch this video to learn how to join a Zoom meeting                                                                                                                                                                              .
Global Rotary Club Virtual Meetings!  Interested in a list of online Rotary and Rotaract club meetings around the world? A list has been created by the Rotary Club of Mount Lawley, Australia, so you can attend an online Rotary Zoom meeting around the globe, or register your club's online meeting information. Maybe you'll have an international visitor at your next meeting!  The information you enter will be public, so do not fill out the form if you do not want the information to be public: https://bit.ly/OnlineRotaryMeetingsDatabase

LIST OF OUR ROTARY DISTRICT 5890 VIRTUAL MEETINGS THIS WEEK

MONDAY ZOOM MEETINGS:

ROTARY CLUB OF SPACE CENTER -  Monday's at Noon on Zoom (each week, use same Zoom link as below).
Time:   11:55 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 935 7356 0173
Password: 200194
District 5890 Rotary clubs....Let's support each other!  Let's visit and "LIKE" each other's Facebook pages!
 
CLICK HERE for the list, and please share with your members so they can also support all of our clubs. See what the other clubs are doing, and if you see a project you like or would like to help them, please contact them. If they have friends or family that live in the community where the clubs are located, encourage your members to share the link to the club's Facebook page.  It's a great way of sharing Rotary!
 
 
 
In Rotary, we believe in #Diversity, #Equity, and #Inclusion. Now more than ever, we need to continue have ongoing conversations about accepting and respecting one another. 
 
Rotary District 5890 and the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline continue with our Critical Conversations series.   On Monday, October 26th, a special discussion entitled, "Critical Conversations:  Inclusivity" was held with experts in this field. 
 
We invite you to watch the recording below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recently, a Dinner and Exclusive Wine Tasting was hosted at the home of Stan and Susan Galanski (Rotary Club of Space Center).  10 Rotarians from across the District attended and were served a three-course meal, that featured different wines from Chateau de Pommard (Beaune, France).
 
For the occasion, the Chateau’s Private Client Wine Advisor, Cedar Stoltenow, flew in to provide an educational presentation on the Burgundy Region, and describe the multiple facets of the five wines served throughout the meal.  None of the wines presented are distributed in the U.S., as they were delivered direct from the Estate.  The meal was completed with a Key Lime Pie for dessert and the pouring of a 25-year old Chateau d’Yquem, a Bordeaux Sauternes.
Rotary clubs are located in small and large cities around the globe, and here in Texas our neighboring Rotary District 5870 is located in the Austin, Texas area.  Just like their Austin area Rotarians, our Houston area Rotarians in Rotary District 5890 have a commitment to serving others with our local and international service projects.  Rotary is an organization that is non-religious, non-political, and non-denominational and focuses on helping others and making an impact in the world.  We're People of Action that are committed to "Service Above Self"!
 
Our friends and fellow Rotarian from Austin, Patrick Harrison and Amber Scarborough, recently appeared on "Talk 1370AM" Radio in Austin to share their Rotary story and tell why they are Rotarians with the topic:  "Your Local Rotary
 
Giving back to the communities is one of the greatest rewards and joys that a Rotarian can experience. 
 
Every Rotary project anywhere in the world always starts out with just one Rotarian that had an idea - and then they were able to grow and develop that idea by getting other Rotarians engaged.  From there, they used the powerful network of Rotarians to really change the world because of that one idea.
 
On CHRON.COM, there is a wonderful article about Rotary here in the Greater Houston area in Rotary District 5890.  Please read the article, then CLICK HERE to find a Rotary club near where you work, or live.

Historic: 47-Countries in African Region
Declared Free of Wild Poliovirus!

 
The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region.
 
After decades of hard won gains in the region, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) — WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the vaccine alliance — are proclaiming the milestone an achievement in public health. They offer it as proof that strong commitment, coordination, and perseverance can rid the world of polio.
 
Rotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monument achievement, say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians. 
 
This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.   The GPEI’s challenge now is to eradicate wild poliovirus in the two countries where the disease has never been stopped: Afghanistan and Pakistan.
 
"ROTARY HAS HEART" PROJECT:  THANKING NURSES/MEDICAL STAFF/CARE GIVERS

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