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2021 DISTRICT CONFERENCE - APRIL 15-18, 2021 - HORSESHOE BAY RESORT
GREAT EVENTS TO ATTEND!
Stories About Our Projects & Events
Above:  Mindi and Jeff Snyder
                                                                               
Mindi Snyder and her husband Jeff live in the rural city of El Campo where she was raised.  They enjoy spending time with their children, Shelby (who married Colby Kane) and Colby Lee who is married to Morgan, and their beloved grandsons Matthew and Watson.  They are also excited to be welcoming another grandson, Jackson, in the fall.  All love outdoor activities and traveling.  Mindi is a CPA and is now working with Gunda Corporation as a Client Services Manager after 24 years in Municipal Government roles as Finance Director and City Manager. 
 
Mindi joined Rotary in 1995 and has been a member of Wharton, Rosenberg and El Campo Rotary Clubs where she served in many roles including Club President for 2004-2005.   Her home club, El Campo Rotary, chartered two Interact Clubs at the High School and Middle School and started an EarlyAct FirstKnight program under her direction as New Generations Chair.  One of her continued roles for many years in El Campo has been Foundation Chair and she was very proud that El Campo Rotary achieved 100% PHF status.  Mindi served as Assistant Governor twice and has been on the District Youth Exchange Committee and served in various roles from Inbound Coordinator to Youth Exchange Officer since 2001.  
 
Mindi and Jeff have hosted many Rotary Exchange Students and their daughter did a short-term exchange to The Netherlands.  Mindi has served as the Chief of Staff Youth Services to help facilitate the communication between all youth service areas and District Leadership and as Club Advisor for the community based Rotaract Club of El Campo and the newly chartered El Campo Literacy Advocates Rotary Club.  Jeff has been a long-time supporter, chaperone and driver for the Youth Exchange Students at the District level and he transferred his membership to the El Campo Rotary Club this year so both are excited to be serving our community together going forward.
 
Mindi has been recognized as Rotarian of the Year twice by the El Campo Rotary Club in 2004 and 2019 and, most recently she received the District Rotarian of the Year honor for 2018-2019.
 
Mindi and Jeff are both Paul Harris Society Members, Polio Plus Society Members, Major Donor Level II and Bequest Society Level I donors to the Rotary Foundation.  Jeff and Mind were recognized as members of the White Hat Society last year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From October 15 to December 15, 2022, our District 5890 Governor Nominating Committee is accepting applications for District Governor for our Rotary Year 2025 – 2026. 
I encourage you to ask questions and consider this rewarding opportunity.
 
One of the most challenging and extremely rewarding positions in Rotary is that of District Governor.  But with a district with the finest Rotary Clubs in all of Rotary and approximately 2,500 Rotarians that astound you year in and year out with their extraordinary accomplishments, it is also one of the most, if not the most, rewarding Rotary positions you will ever hold.  It is a position that I highly recommend you pursue.
 
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT IF SELECTED TO BE THE 2025-2026 DISTRICT GOVERNOR? 
  • 6 months as District Governor Nominee Designate
  • One year as District Governor Nominee
  • One year as District Governor Elect
  • One year as 2024-2025 District Governor
  • One year as Immediate Past District Governor
SCHEDULE:
  • Applications will be accepted beginning October 15, 2022 and to December 15, 2022 
  • Applicants must be nominated by their Rotary Club
  • The Club and Nominee must be in good standing with District 5890 and Rotary International
  • Mandatory in-person Interviews will be Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Amegy Bank, 1801 Main Street, Houston TX 77002.  Each applicant will be assigned a specific time for their interview.
  • Term of Office of District Governor:  2025-2026
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
  • Link to the 2025-2026 District Governor Application:  Click here
  • All completed and signed applications must be mailed to Chair of the District Governor Nominating Committee:  Lisa Pauls, 108 Pearl Drive, Lake Jackson, TX 77566 or you can email the application to her at RotaryLPauls@gmail.com.  
  • Though not required, it is highly recommended that you also include your Rotary resume with your application when you mail or email to the Committee. 
  • Applicants should review the District Resolutions regarding the selection process which defines good standing for qualification purposes and the application.   
  • It is recommended that the Rotary Manual of Procedure be reviewed regarding the qualifications and duties of the position in Article 16 of the RI Bylaws.
  • Please note that applicants may and are encouraged to discuss the position of DG and the interview process with PDG’s and others in Rotary that can provide them with valuable insight into the position, its duties, time requirements and responsibilities. Applicants may discuss their application with their club members and officers in order to gain their club’s support...But in doing so, applicants must be careful not to campaign for the position of governor.
  • Though not required, it is highly recommended that you include a Rotary resume along with your application.  
  • Please see the District Governor application form for your reference and use.
  • Please note that the applicant and the applicant’s Club Secretary must both sign and date the application. 
  • If you’re not sure what the qualifications are for District Governor, please see them listed below.  Only qualified applicants will be allowed to interview. 
  • All applicants must attend an in person interview before the Nominating Committee. 
  • Interviews will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at Amegy Bank Houston (more details coming soon)
  • Each applicant will be assigned a designated time for their respective interview.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR DISTRICT GOVERNOR:
At the time of selection, a governor-nominee-designate must:
  1. Be a member in good standing of a functioning club in the district (RIB 16.010.a.)
  2. Definition of good standing: The Rotarian must be current on dues to their club and to RI (will be verified by the committee chair); the nominating club must also be current on dues. If the Rotarian transferred clubs in the past year, they must also have left that club in good standing.
  3. Have served as club president for a full term or as charter president for at least six months (RIB 16.010.b)
  4. Demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a governor in section 16.030 (16.010.c)
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of governor as prescribed in the RI Bylaws (RIB 16.010.d) and
  6. Submit to RI a statement that the Rotarian understands those qualifications, duties and responsibilities, is qualified for the office of governor, and is willing and able to assume and faithfully perform those duties and responsibilities (RIB 16.010.e).
 
Please direct any questions or concerns about applying for District Governor to Committee Chair Lisa Pauls at:  RotaryLPauls@gmail.com
 
Thank you for your consideration for this opportunity to serve the greatest district in Rotary!
 
For more information contact me. 
Lisa Pauls
Chair of the District Nominating Committee
 
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month. 
To celebrate, District 5890 is offering to match our members contribution 1:1 with recognition transfer points. This will help give you credit towards your Paul Harris Fellow and beyond, up to PHF+8.
 
Sorry Major Donors, point transfer will not help you toward your next level of Major Donor. However your continued personal contribution will.
 
Guidelines:
  • Minimum contribution of $250 and Maximum contribution of $500 qualifies for matching 1:1
  • Designation of contribution must be for Annual Fund (this is the fund that 50% comes back to District in 3 years)
  • All contributions must be mailed directly to The Rotary Foundation (14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693-0142)
  • Contributions must be made between November 1 to November 30, 2022
  • If mailing contribution as a group within your Club, use the Multiple Donor Form.
  • If mailing contribution as an individual donor, use the Rotary Foundation Contribution form.
  • To obtain the matching, send copy of the above form to Barbara Franklin, via email at bbfranklin@comcast.net 
A big thanks to fellow Rotarians: DG Mindi, PDG Carmen Cuneo, PDG Bill Palko, and John Cotterell who have donated foundation recognition points to help fellow Rotarians achieve their Paul Harris Fellow and beyond recognition...
 
 
 
 
 
 
District 5890 is organizing a Social Fundraiser with an aim to raise funds for the rehabilitation of flood affected people of Pakistan while giving the opportunity to socialize with fellow Rotarians and Prospective members.
 
The details for the event are as follows:
  • Date: Saturday, Nov 19, 2002
  • Venue: Red Lion British Pub - 2316 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
  • Time: 7 pm - 10 pm 
  • Entry: $30 donation per person
  • Flyer attached for your reference
 
2023 LONE STAR PRESIDENT-ELECT TRAINING SEMINAR (PETS)
Starts: Thursday (afternoon) February 23rd
Ends:  Sunday (morning) February 26th
Location:  Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport
Attendance:  Over 650 Attendees
 
Reserve your hotel room ASAP! 
With 650+ attending, rooms will sell out!
 
Click here for all details about Registration, Hotel Reservations, Spouses Programs, etc.
Rotary International requires each club president-elect to participate in President-elect training each year (yes, especially if you've been president previously). 
 
District 5890 Governor Elect Heather Rimato is looking forward to the opportunity to motivate incoming Presidents and build working relationships. It also provides a great springboard for club Presidents to form  relationships with other club leaders!
 
Lone Star PETS is Rotary’s training program for the 2023-2024 Rotary Club Presidents-elect and President-nominee throughout the State of Texas.  The goal of Lone Star PETS is to prepare Presidents-elect and President-nominees for their upcoming roles through provocative plenary speakers, in-depth breakout sessions, and informal fellowship and networking with Rotary peers throughout Texas.  Lone Star PETS is a joint effort of ten Rotary International districts in the States of Texas and Oklahoma.
 
►  Who Should Attend Lone Star PETS?
  • President-elect: You will serve as the President of your club starting July 1, 2023.
  • President-nominee: You will serve as the President of your club starting July 1, 2024.
  • Assistant Governor: You've been asked by DGE Heather Rimato to serve as one of her 2023-2024 Assistant Governors
 
►  Before PETS Take These FREE Online Courses in Rotary's Learning Center About Your Role as President:
You'll need to login using your My Rotary Account on www.Rotary.org - Click for "How-to Instructions"
"CLUB PRESIDENT BASICS": 
https://learn.rotary.org/members/learn/learning_plan/view/442/club-president-basics
"CLUB PRESIDENT INTERMEDIATE": 
https://learn.rotary.org/members/learn/learning_plan/view/443/club-president-intermediate
 
 
Guest Speaker Rotary International President-Elect Gordon McInally
Gordon McInally, President-Elect of Rotary International, is coming to Rotary District 5890 in March 2023 as our 2023 All Club Meeting Keynote Speaker!   This is a huge honor, and we all look forward to having the opportunity to give him a huge "Welcome to Texas" greeting (again).
 
PDG Eric Liu
District 5890 All Club Committee Chair
 
 
 
Grab your boots...pack your bags & saddle up! 
Our herd is headin' to Fort Worth for our 2023 Rotary District 5890 Conference on April 27-30, 2023!
 
The District Conference Committee has been working together to plan an "District 5890 Texas-Size Celebration" to help all of us celebrate the great work that our clubs have done to help others.

Click here for our District Conference website with all the details!

Date:  April 27-30, 2023
Location:  Hilton Fort Worth - $179/night - Hotel Reservation Link
Conference Registration:  $350 (Before Feb 1, 2023)
$395 (After Jan 31, 2023)
Rotaractor:  $225
 
Conference Golf Tournament - Thursday, April 27th
 
 
We congratulate the Austin County Rotary Club for their recent honor.  The voters of Austin County selected them as the 2022 "Best Non-Profit" in Austin County!
 
Their Rotarians are making an impact in their community and beyond through their service projects. 
 
Through regular club programs, projects, and neighborhood activities, their Rotarians learn about the issues that face their community and exchange ideas about how to take action to respond to them.
 
As our 2021-2022 Rotary District 5890 Governor, Michelle Bohreer has the extraordinary job of welcoming 11,000+ Rotarians and guests to the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston in June 2022.
 
If you know this dynamic business woman, you know that she does everything full blast and with an energy level that is extraordinary. 
 
We could not have had a better person to represent our greater Houston area Rotarians here in District 5890.
 
Michele had a one-on-one interview to share her thoughts and excitement about the 2022 Rotary International Convention, what it meant to her, and what it meant to the Family of Rotary that flew to Houston from all over the globe to attend.
 
To read the entire interview, go to pages 5 & 6 in the Summer Issue of Houston Woman Magazine:  https://fliphtml5.com/lctmo/yfre
Jennifer Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will be the first woman to take office as Rotary International President in the service organization’s 117-year existence on 1 July 2022.
 
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. 
 
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!
 
 
 
Do business with those you serve with! 
 
Our District 5890 Yellow Pages is designed and accessible to all Rotary and Rotaract members in our district for FREE. Any Rotarian or Rotaractor that has a business, working for a corporation, is self-employed, non-profit, retired, homemaker, Rotaractors...etc. should all join! We can all benefit from each other as Rotarians. Let's connect!!!
 
We have a Business Directory, Jobs Board (for those seeking jobs, and employers looking for employees to hire), and Club Events - visit District5890YellowPages.com
 
Click here to register so you can join our Rotary District 5890 Yellow Pages.
 
The District 5890 Yellow Pages district wide launch on Zoom was October 1, 2021.  If you were not able to attend or want more information, Click here to watch the recording of meeting to learn more.
 
Everyone that knows and loves Michelle Bohreer has always known that she is not an ordinary person.  She has always been was our "Woman of the Century" and we are so proud that Houston Woman's Magazine honored her as one of their "50 Most Influential Women of 2020-2021."  Click here to read the Houston Woman's Magazine issue featuring Michelle and the other awe inspiring women.
 
The ceremony was held at The Junior League of Houston and included women that are change makers that are creating a difference in their communities, in their vocation, and the lives of others.
 
As Beverly Denver, Public of the Houston Women's Magazine said, "Each in this year's "class" is intelligent and interesting.  Each spends her time and energy doing what she loves most.  Each speaks of her interests enthusiastically and with great joy.  Each is actively engaged in activities that move her forward in her career and in live and, at the same time, allow her to make significant contributions to our community.  Each gives generously of her time and talents to help local charities and other nonprofits and the clients they serve.  Because of their knowledge and expertise of these honorees, others listen when they speak and follow when they lead."
 
 
The Rotary Clubs of Space Center, Greater Houston Veterans, and Pasadena held the "ribbon cutting" for their Peace Monument.  The monument is styled after the Freedom Tower with "May Peace Prevail On Earth" written on each of the 8 sides in a different language is approximately 25 feet tall and will be lit at night. 
 
This beautiful monument is located in Clear Lake Park, Landolt Pavilion located at 5002 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook TX. 
 
The dedication included tributes to the bravery of those that were lost on 9/11, those that served our country, and also those that continue to keep our great county the land of the free, and the home of the brave!  See the KPRC TV news coverage of the monument, and the Veterans service.
 
 
 
Rotary Region 36 (Zones 25B & 29) Public Image Webinar
2nd Webinar in the series:  Thursday, October 28th
4 PM - 5 PM (Central) Via Zoom
Free event, but you must register to receive the Zoom link
 
Who's invited:  Club and District Public Image Committees, Club Presidents, President-Elects, plus Club & District Membership and Foundation Chairs...and anyone interested in learning more about promoting Rotary.
 
We do great things in Rotary, and the more we tell our members and the public about our accomplishments, the more impact we will be able to have.  That’s why it’s so important for Public Image, Membership and The Rotary Foundation to work together in all we do, and why our Public Image efforts are integral in all we do in Rotary.
 
That’s why our Zones 25B & 29 Public Image Team is excited to introduce our monthly Public Image Webinar series! 
These webinars, which will typically be held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:00pm Central, will give any Rotary leaders tips, tricks, and ideas that you can implement to enhance your image within your club and within your community!  Each webinar will have several components: examples of how PI/Membership/TRF work together to increase our impact, best practices that your colleagues in other districts are implementing significantly, a deep dive into a particular topic that you will find interesting, and time for Q&A and other idea sharing.
 
You don’t have to be your district’s Public Image Team Leader to attend…these are open to anyone in Zone/District/Club leadership, so please pass along the details to anyone you think would benefit from hearing about how we can enhance our public image.  We’re excited, and hopefully you are too!
 
Our first webinar will be THURSDAY, October 28th 4:00PM
CLICK HERE to register! 
(Pre-registration is needed…this is not your link to join)
 
 
Cristal Montañéz-Baylor, a member of the Rotary e-Club of Houston in our Rotary District 5890, has a featured story in the July 22, 2021 "Rotary Voices", which is Rotary International's Blog that shares stories of service from around the world. 
 
Cristal serves as the International Coordinator for Hope for Venezuelan Refugees, a pilot project led by her Rotary e-Club of Houston, District 5890 International Committee in partnership with Rise Against Hunger (RAH), Rotary Cucuta, Diócesis de Cúcuta Banco Diocesano de Alimentos, and eight beneficiaries organizations, is saving and changing lives.
 
Working tirelessly for years to help the refugees fleeing to Colombia because of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela. Cristal, and her colleagues, responded by distributing meals and supplies needed for protection against COVID. When grant money stopped, she continued her response, but can now only offer soup  and, she wishes, some hope to the refugees.

You Only Get One Chance To Make A Great First Impression!  Does your club website reflect your club's story?

ClubRunner was designed by Rotarians specifically for Rotarians that have zero web design knowledge!  Zero coding knowledge is required, so even professional web designers need to watch ClubRunner training videos learn how to use Clubrunner!   With training, any Rotarian can become a webmaster using ClubRunner!  You're not alone - As the D5890 webmaster, I also watch ClubRunner training videos and attend their webinars on a regular basis to learn new tips, tools and ideas.
 
Below is a link to the recording of our November 2020 District 5890 Training Webinar with ClubRunner about designing your club website:
 
 
 
 
 
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 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!
 
 
 
 
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.
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
"ROTARY HAS HEART" PROJECT:  THANKING NURSES/MEDICAL STAFF/CARE GIVERS

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