Let's Kayak Together and Serve Humanity
|Posted by Adriane Miller||on May 20, 2017||
This is a Rotary fundraiser event open to the public. Tickets will not be available the day of the event so purchase your tickets today! Bring your favorite snack. Kids & Dogs are welcome in kayaks too! (space permitting) A valid ID is required for participation and participants will need to sign a liability waiver.
DATE AND TIME
Riva Row Boat House
2101 Riva Row
The Woodlands, TX 77380
ONLINE TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-kayak-together-and-serve-humanity-tickets-31325861495?aff=efbeventtix
|Join us for the Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration||Posted||on Mar 05, 2017||
Fall in Love with Rotary All Club Dinner
|Posted||on Nov 11, 2016||
Rotary District 5890
Fall In Love With Rotary All Club Dinner
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Featured Keynote Speaker: Rotary International President, John F. Germ
Crowne Plaza near NRG
District 5890 Love of Service Exposition 5pm- 9pm
Major Donor/Bequest Society and VIP Reception with Cash Bar 5:15pm - 6:30pm
General Rotary "Lovefest" with Cash Bar 5pm -7pm
Dinner and Presentation 7pm - 9pm
Table Sponsorship Opportunities
Rotarians in Love with Service $1500
RIP John 's theme "Rotary Serving Humanity" resonates with Rotarians. This year you and you r club will show your support for RIP John's commitment to Rotary Serving Humanity with your "Rotarians in Love with Serv ice" sponsorship. This sponsorship includes a premium placed and decorated table for 10, recognition in the event program,
10 admissions to the VIP reception, 2 exposition tables for your cl ub to display its great accom plishments and a photo of
your entire club with RIP John at the VIP reception and/or your expo table or after dinner, you r choice.
Gift to Humanitv $1000
This year you and your club will show your su pport for the gift of service around the world w ith your Gift to Humanity sponsorsh ip. This sponsorship includes a preferred table for 10, recognition i n the event program, 4 admissions to the VIP reception, I exposition table for your club to show of its great accomplishment and photo oppottunity w ith RlP John at the VIP reception.
Love My Club $750
This sponsorship includes a reserve table for 10 and one exposition table for your clu b to display how it serves humanity.
Rotary Power Couple $300
Premium Seating for 2 and admission to V I P reception
District 5890 Love o(Service Exposition
Highlight you r projects and activities to your fellow Rotarians a nd guests, including RIP John Germ. RIP John will be visiting expo booths following the VIP Reception (display space only and can be added to any level)
Exposition Table (non-Rotarian) $35 Exposition Table (Rotarian) $25
General Admission Love Rotary Partner $58.90
Non-Reserved Genera l Adm ission with seated dinner as part of District 5890 Fall in Love with Rotary A ll Clu b Dinner
To register go to the following link:
or Contact Rebecca Maddux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-644-9285
District 5890 Conference 2017
|Posted||on Oct 10, 2016||
ROTARY D5890 DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017 (((all this is very important info!!!)))
A LITTLE MONKEY BUSINESS!!!!
LOTS OF EASY (but important!!!) INFO… BY THE NUMBERS!!!
THURSDAY APRIL 20 – SUNDAY APRIL 23 2017.
LA TORETTA LAKE RESORT AND SPA (www.latorrettalakeresort.com)
47 MINUTES FROM 610 NORTH TO THE FACILITY
OUSTANDING ROOM RATE – ALL SUITES MAIN TOWER @ $139 OR LAKE VILLAS @ $159 / NIGHT (LAKE VILLAS CONSIST OF 2 ROOMS, $159 EACH). GOLF COTTAGES (2 ROOMS IN EACH) ALSO AVAILABLE AT $139 PER ROOM PER NIGHT.
MAKE CAREFUL NOTE THAT WE HAVE ONLY 32 GOLF COTTAGES AND 10 LAKE VILLAS AVAILABLE. WE HAVE 288 ROOMS IN THE MAIN TOWER. TOWER, ROOMS ARE ALL SUITES, 2 X QUEEN OR 1 X KING BED ROOMS. BOOK EARLY!!!!
45 YD. COVERED WALKWAY FROM HOTEL FRONT DOOR TO CONVENTION CENTER DOORS!!
ALL CONFERENCE FACILITIES IN ONE CONCISE AREA, REGISTRATION, MEALS, MEETINGS AND HALL OF FRIENDSHIP. ALL MEALS INCULDED FROM THURSDAY PM THRU SATURDAY PM.
MAXIMUM TIME TO ENJOY THE FACILITY WILL BE BUILT INTO OUR AGENDA. MAJOR SPOUCES PROGRAM UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! FIRST TIME ATTENDEES SPECIAL CHECK IN AND ASSISTED THROUGHOUT CONFERENCE.
GOLF COURSE ONSITE, PROBABLE FISHING COMPETITION!! NO NEED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY.
MAGNIFICENT POOL AND LAZY RIVER!!
WE GUARENTEE GREAT WEATHER!!!!
BOOKING PORTAL : https://aws.passkey.com/event/14145764/owner/10957635/home
OR CALL : 936-448-3024 – Rotary District 5890 Conference.
MY CONTACT INFO : LAWRENCE BARRIS, LJBARRIS@GMAIL.COM, CELL : 713-294-4684.
Rotary Foundation Seminar on September 17
|Posted by Wally Kronzer||on Sep 05, 2016||
Rotary Foundation Chair Elect Paul Netzel and other Rotary speakers to join us in person or via Skype. We will be awarding matching points for any Rotary Foundation Contribution made at the seminar.
Women in Rotary Celebration
|Posted by Michelle Beaumier||on Aug 19, 2016|
DG Eric Liu 'ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY'
|Posted||on Jul 07, 2016||
It is such an honor for me to have this opportunity to work with you for the next 365 days for our awesome district, the Rotary International District 5890. I am super excited to take on this position and hope I get to meet every Rotarian in the district. I am full inspired, engaged and ready to work with you for the coming year. But, don’t forget, while we work hard to Serve Humanity, let’s do it with PASSION and let’s do it with lots of FUN.
ROTARY FLOOD RECOVERY & REVITALIZATION DAY ~ Jun 25
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Jun 08, 2016||
Please join your fellow District 5890 Rotarians and The Friends of North Rosenberg in helping with the huge task of flood-debris cleanup in hard-hit Rosenberg on Saturday, June 25, from 8:30 - 2:00 p.m. Rotary volunteers should check in for specific assignments at either (1) 503 3rd St, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (Friends of North Rosenberg location), or (2) B.F. Terry High School, 5500 Avenue N, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (Red Cross Headquarters). Be sure to tell them you are with Rotary, and you are certainly welcome to stay longer than 2pm if you like. Please dress in long pants and boots (or sturdy old shoes), and it may be a good idea review in advance the below debris-sorting chart (click to enlarge - © 2016 KHOU). According to KHOU, an estimated 70 Rosenberg homes have been damaged by Brazos River flooding, with general debris-pickup expected to begin June 13. Please contact Hugh Conway, President Rosenberg Rotary Club, Cell 940-367-3618, email@example.com, to let him know if you are participating, or REGISTER on EventBrite.
Butterfly Release For A Polio-Free World ~ Jun 25
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on May 24, 2016||
Don't miss this liberating way to wind up the 2015-16 Rotary Year with an uplifting commitment to End Polio Now! We'll gather on June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m., in the McGovern Centennial Gardens (right next to the Museum of Natural Science) to release beautiful butterflies that symbolize freedom from the crippler polio.
Every $20 donor to Polio Plus that day will receive a butterfly to release in addition to an "End Polio Now" T-shirt. DO join us and bring some friends! Click Map to enlarge.
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on May 22, 2016|
Global Scholar To Begin Second Year
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on May 18, 2016||
Rotary District 5890 Global Scholar Anja Nikolova completed exams for her first year at Yale University last week and began the second year of her scholarship in September. A condition of her Yale studies is that she must complete an internship between her two years of studies and she returned to the U.S. on June 7 from her family home in Skopje, Macedonia to begin work with the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition(CPLC) in Washington. CPLC is a World Bank and International Finance Corporation led intitiative focusing on climate change. Before returning to the U.S. she attended the Carbon Expo workshop in Cologne, Germany.
At CPLC Anja worked directly with companies such as BP, Shell, IKEA, Royal DSM and Unilever and the governments of Canada, India, France. The insights she produced helped these companies to design and implement their carbon pricing strategy as a business driver and towards achieving their environmental goals.
Over the summer, Tandem Language Café, the program Anja co-founded, received investment capital and is expanding - they are currently hiring 4 new staff and partnering with Yale’s numerous departments - it’s very exciting, and has become her entrepreneurial experiment! They also launched their website: https://tandemyale.wordpress.com/about/
District 5890 shares sponsorship of Anja's second scholarship year with Rotary Districts 5930 (Texas), 5840 (Texas), 5770 (Oklahoma), and 7980 (New Haven). Her first year Rotary Global Scholarship was funded by our District 5890.
The Rotarian Magazine has agreeed to conduct a Q and A with Anja for publication this coming winter.
Area Flooding Assistance
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Apr 21, 2016||
District 5890 and 5910 Rotarians and families with specific needs arising from the widespread flooding may contact Wayne Beaumier (281-923-4085 / firstname.lastname@example.org / Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks) for disaster aid assistance. You also may phone 311 to report damage and/or ask for assistance, as well as the Southwest TX Flood Cleanup Hotline (1-800-451-1954) for help cleaning up homes or property only. The Southwest TX Flood Cleanup Hotline will share your information with local agencies, community leaders, and volunteer relief agencies but cannot guarantee assistance or timing. Medical emergencies should be reported to 911. For any other kind of help, please dial 211 for the menu of statewide services available, including benefits and help evacuating property.
Rotary Support of Education - Galleria Rotary's Award for School Uniforms
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Apr 15, 2016||
Congratulations to Galleria Rotarians on their $5000 award for school uniforms to Houston’s Lee High School, which inspired Lee’s journalism students to showcase the Rotary commitment to education and literacy. Budding Lee journalists Juliette Acevedo and Augustin Cantero’s article was published by The River Oaks Examiner Newspaper, as well as in their high school paper, web site, and on Twitter, according to journalism instructor and yearbook advisor David Fanucchi. Noting that the new uniforms will feature Rotary's logo on the sleeve, the youthful literati wrote . . .
Explore Russian Folklore and Culture With May Friendship Exchange Trip
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Mar 24, 2016||
Interested in a trip to Russia this May? Join Rotary's Russian Friendship Exchange excursion! Among other things, you'll visit St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg (city where Tsar Nicholas II's family was murdered by Bolsheviks), and Volgograd, which is one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Russia and located on the Volga River. Tentative dates are May 28 - June 12, 2016. For more information contact American Team Leader, Sonya Heath (281) 507-2424, or Carmen Cuneo, Secretary, Russia – USA Intercountry Committee (713) 416-5025.
|District Governor Dr Nick Giannone's "Welcome to District Website"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 22, 2016||
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.
2016 4-Way Test Essay Contest Winners
|Posted by Ron Fitzwater||on Mar 22, 2016||
Dear Fellow 5890 Rotarians,
Recently, at the District 5890 Interact Conference at Sealy High School, we recognized our district winners of our Four-Way Test Essay Contest. Congratulations winners!!!!
International Women's Day and Deepa Willingham
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Mar 07, 2016||
We are proud of PDG Deepa Willingham, spouse of the University Area Rotary Club's Dick Willingham, for presenting "Education of the Girl Child" at the World Bank in New York City as part of the 2016 Celebration of International Women's Day. Deepa founded PACE Universal, which is dedicated to educating girls and women in extreme poverty.
Lotsa Cool Door Prizes to Win at District Conference April 28 - May 1
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Mar 07, 2016||
Just one of the MANY benefits of attending our upcoming District Conference will be an assortment and variety of cool door prizes at all the sessions! Over the years we've given away everything from donations to the Rotary Foundation, to excellent gift baskets of wine, of beer, of chocolate and of just about anything else you can think of, including golf getaways and spa treatments. And, there are always those tasty Blue Bell Ice Cream Gift Certificates! If you or your club has a door prize to donate, please contact Door Prize Committee Chair Irene Hickey (email@example.com) as soon as possible so that she can make arrangements with you on how best to have the prize(s) delivered either at the conference or ahead of time.
Rotary Night at the Astros
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Feb 21, 2016|
District 5890 Global Scholar Launches New Program at Yale
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Feb 07, 2016||
Services for Willowbrook Rotary President Massey Williams
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Jan 26, 2016||
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.
|Five Young Women Responsible for $1 million in Rotary Projects||Posted by Bill Davis||on Jan 12, 2016||
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.
Rowlett Texas DAUSA Cleanup
|Posted by Wayne Beaumier||on Dec 30, 2015||
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 early am and travel together to Rowlett,TX to help in the clean up efforts. Any clubs wanting to donate may do so at www.disasteraidusa.com. 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 .
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
Disaster Relief Chairman
Disaster Aid USA
|All Club District Dinner Event - Jan 12||Posted by Michellle Bohreer||on Dec 19, 2015||
Rotary Districts 5890 and 5910 have the honor of hosting our Rotary International President and his lovely wife starting Sunday, January 10 and culminating on January 12, with our All Club Celebration of Gifts Dinner, which will feature Rotary International President Ravi as our Key Note Speaker. This spectacular event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with our All Club Expo with dinner starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.. The event will be held at the Crown Plaza NRG. Tables of 10 start as low as $750. The evening promises to be extraordinary and one not to be missed. All registration details are on the District 5890 website. REGISTER NOW as we are expecting a sell out between our two districts!
|PolioPlus Day Results - $34,000||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Dec 01, 2015||
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.
|Global Grant Scholar Candidates Selected||Posted by Bill Barmore||on Nov 21, 2015||
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.
|PolioPlus Society Dinner - Nov 21||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 10, 2015||
Mark your calendar for the PolioPlus Society Dinner It will be on Saturday November 21, 2015 at 5:00pm drinks, 6:00pm dinner, at the Southside Place Clubhouse at 3743 Garnet, Houston, TX 77005. Registration is $35 per person. Checks may also be mailed (for the dinner made to Rotary District 5890) or for PolioPlus (made to The Rotary Foundation) to Terry Ziegler at 4903 Pine St, Bellaire, TX 77401. All previous PolioPlus Society Members (who have pledged in the past to contribute $100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund each year until we reach Global Eradication) and all Rotarians who wish to join us this year, are welcome to attend with their guest. REGISTER HERE
District 5890 Global Scholar Chosen for U.N. Climate Change Conference
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Oct 22, 2015||
Congratulations to our Rotary District 5890 Global Scholar, Anja Nikolova, on her recent selection as a delegate to attend the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, November 30 – December 11, 2015. Anja is studying for a Masters in Environment Management at Yale as a Rotary Global Scholar sponsored by our District, with home Club Skopje, Macedonia and host Club New Haven. Anja addressed the District 5890 Foundation Seminar on October 17. She hails from the Republic of Macedonia and will be a member of her home country’s delegation to the conference.
|World Polio Day Oct 23 - Join Livestream||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Oct 20, 2015|
|South Carolina's Hurricane Disaster||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 18, 2015||
Disaster Aid USA "Americans Helping Americans" a Rotary Club Project, run by American Rotarians is responding to the short term needs for those suffering from the effects of the unprecedented rain and flooding that occurred throughout South Carolina. Disaster Aid USA is asking you for your financial support (large or small) Please go to www.disasteraidusa.org and make a donation or mail your donation to 9817 Lanham Severn Road, Lanham, MD, 20706., earmarked "South Carolina Flooding" Disaster Aid USA is working with Rotary District's 7620 Disaster Relief Committee and Rotary District's 7770's Governor Rod Funderburk in a fundraising effort. Your donation will provide the short term aid need "today": Such as: (Drinking water in bottles and in gallon containers for cooking - Food for those in shelters - Blankets - Pillows - Flashlights - Toiletry items - Cleaning supplies - Equipment for cleaning up the debris.)
|Univ Area's Rotary Firefighters Home Gala - Feb 12||Posted by Sonya Heath||on Oct 16, 2015||
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.
|District Foundation Seminar - Anja Nikolova - Guest Speaker||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Oct 15, 2015||
Anja Nikolova, a Global Grant Scholar at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, has been selected as a member of the delegation of her homeland, the Republic of Macedonia, at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France (November 30-Dec 11, 2015). The Rotary Club of New Haven, Connecticut (D7980) is privileged to be her host club, but special thanks goes to Bill Davis and District 5890 (Houston, TX) which promoted her candidacy for a Global Grant Scholarship and provided the DDF necessary for the TRF match. Anja will be in Houston this coming weekend to speak at the District 5890 Foundation Seminar.
Rotarians Join Attempt To Break World Reading Record
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Oct 13, 2015||
Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotarians will join the Read Across the Globe project on Monday, October 19, as part of a worldwide literacy push to establish a new Guinness World Record™ for reading to the most children within a 24-hour period. Breaking the world record requires, in part, an adult reading to children in groups of no more than 35 for at least 30 minutes at a time. On Read Across the Globe Day, Bellaire/Southwest Rotary club will provide 20+ volunteer readers for students at the Sylvan Rodriguez Elementary School in Southwest Houston.
Bellaire/SW Rotarians Lift Spirits of Elderly With Generations Project
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Oct 13, 2015||
Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotarians uplifted the spirits of elderly shut-ins at a recent party for nursing home residents at the ComForCare extended care facility in Bellaire. The event kicked off the club’s annual Project GENERATIONS, which decreases elder-isolation with personal visits, cards, flower deliveries, and small gifts throughout the year. Nan Wagoner of Wagoner Burgert Law Offices and Jesse Moreno of Advantage Funeral Home co-chaired the event.
|Assisting Girls in Kosovo to Continue Their Education||Posted by Bill Davis||on Oct 05, 2015||
Past Rotary D 2420 (Turkey) Governor Murat Celik recently made us aware that school girls in Kosovo are in a disadvantaged position compared to boys. Murat is currently responsible, as the R.I. President Rep, for the non-district Clubs in Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia. The following email is from the Rotary Club of Prishtina in Kosovo:
“Many municipalities and schools in Kosovo have drawn our attention to an urgent problem of premature ending of schooling, especially among the female population. After finishing 9 years of school (compulsory education), a large percentage of girls don’t continue their education on a secondary level. The main reason is a lack of financial means in their families, many of which have several children and one or both parents are unemployed (in many cases through no fault of their own) or simply don’t earn enough to support the education of all their children.
|Young Professionals Social Mixer - Oct 22||Posted by Rosemary Lengefeld||on Oct 04, 2015||
Please join us Thursday, October 22nd , from 5-8pm at GiAu Bar & Bites, 9889 Bellaire Blvd, e200, Houston 77072 for our Rotary Young Professionals Social. This is a great new venue with fun food and drinks. The event is geared towards ages 25-39 but everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity for clubs to engage their current young professionals and invite potential Rotarian young professionals. We hope you will promote this event at your club meetings and through your club and personal social media.
|Katy Rotary Club's "Wild West Brewfest" Selected Number One!!!||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 01, 2015||
Katy Rotary Club's "Wild West Brewfest" is proud to take the top spot for 2015 and the most desired brewfest to attend in 2016 by BeerYeti.com. Thanks goes to all of our sponsors, volunteers, team members, the Rotary Club of Katy and our patrons for this distinct honor. The thing that pleasantly surprised Beer Yeti & the vendors was discovering that all of the net proceeds from the festival went to local charities, with no management fees and this year the event brought in an amazing $113,000, which was given to several charities in the local area bringing the total amount given away in its short 4 year existence to over $250,000. Congratulations to Katy Rotary Club & its President Nick Schrader for a job well done.
|PDG Paul Jury Sr Has Passed Away||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 29, 2015||
It is with extreme sadness that I must report that a favorite Past District Governor Paul Jury Sr has passed away. Paul was 1980-81 District 5890 Governor & member of the Harrisburg Rotary Club. Paul Jury, Sr. passed away at approximately 3:30 a m on September 28, 2015. He was surrounded by Gayle, Paul, Jr. and several other close family members. Gayle said that Paul’s last four days were filled with love, laughter, tears, and many kisses. Paul was loved and appreciated by all of us. Keep Paul's family and friends in your prayers as they travel this difficult journey.
Paul’s services will be held at Jeter’s Funeral Home in Friendswood. Address is 311 N Friendswood Dr, Friendswood, TX 77546 Visitation will be Friday, October 2, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The funeral service will be held at Jeter’s Funeral Home Saturday, October 3, at 10 a m. Donations in memory to Paul to the W I Stevenson Scholarship program and the Cossaboom YMCA are welcome. Flowers are also welcome.
|Space Center's 42nd Shrimporee - Oct 24||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 28, 2015||
This year's Shrimporee will be held at the Clear Lake Park on NASA Parkway (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) This year's event will be the best ever, with educational, interactive presentations that will intrigue kids and educate parents. Each year, the Shrimporee is Space Center's major event, lots of food & beverages, shrimp and BBQ brisket lunch, live and silent auctions, entertainment, games for the kids and fellowship. The event is free, meals are $15 each. Raffle tickets for outstanding items are available for $10 each, 6 for $50.
|Katy Memorial Tower Dedication - Sep 11||Posted by David Frishman||on Sep 07, 2015||
Katy Rotary Club, Fort Bend County & Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 9182 will dedicate and consecrate the Freedom Park Memorial Tower at 10:00 am on Friday, Sep 11 at the Fort Bend County Freedom Park baseball fields on south side of Westheimer Parkway, just east of Fry Road. This legacy project, underway for more than four years, is chaired by Rotarian David Frishman & co-chaired by Rotarian Ken Burton. "We have looked forward to this day, to celebrate with the Katy Rotary Club, Katy Rotary Fund, and the VFW, their service and work, on behalf of our community and our nation", said Fort Bend County Commissioner and Katy Rotarian Andy Meyers.
|Rotary Young Professionals Social Mixer - Sep 10||Posted by Rosemary Lengefeld||on Sep 06, 2015||
Please join us this Thursday, September 10th, from 5-8pm at Moonshiners Southern Table & Bar, 1000 Prairie St, Houston 77002 for our Rotary Young Professionals Social. This is a great new venue with fun food and drinks and parking available across the street. The event is geared towards ages 25-39 but everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity for clubs to engage their current young professionals and invite potential Rotarian young professionals. We hope you will promote this event at your club meetings and through your club and personal social media.
|District Leadership Institute - Sep 12||Posted by Jon Eiche||on Sep 05, 2015||
The District Leadership Institute will be held Sep 12, starting at 8:00am. Clubs in the district are invited to send two Rotarians that would like to participate in this interactive workshop. Clubs may send a maximum of 2 members and the class will be limited to the first 24 who send in the registration fee of $250. The Institute will be held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center in the Conquistador Room in the La Hacienda Complex located at 12715 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas 77429, Information on the conference center may be found on the Northwest Forest Conference Center website at www.northwestforest.com
|District Foundation Seminar - Oct 17||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Sep 01, 2015||
The District Foundation Seminar will be held Oct 17, at HCC Southwest Building, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081. Registration starts at 7:45am, continental breakfast, and visitation. General Sessions start at 8:30am - 1:00pm. The seminar offers motivation, inspiration, and new ideas for foundation giving. The Foundation Seminar isn’t just for club presidents and foundation chairs, but ALL MEMBERS of each club.
|Houston NW Sunset Business Mentoring & Networking - Aug 20||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 10, 2015||
Houston NW Sunset is hosting a unique Business Mentoring & Networking event on Aug 20 4:00-7:pm at Hilton Garden Inn, 14919 Northwest Freeway, Houston. Looking for niche market insights? Want to expand your business? Want to learn smart ways to deal with challenges? Then mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Aug 20th...
|2016-2017 Ambassadorial Scholarships Applications Due October 23||Posted by Bill Haglund||on Jul 19, 2015||
Information and the application for the 2016-2017 District 5890 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are now available, and may be accessed through this web site. Remember, the applications are due no later than October 23, 2015.
|2018-19 District Governor Nominations Due - Dec 1 2015||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 07, 2015||
The District 5890 Nominating Committee is now accepting completed application forms for Governor of District 5890 for Rotary year 2018-19. Application deadline is December 1 2015. All nominations must be submitted on the District Governor-Nominee Application Form (Form H). The necessary requirements & instructions are available on the left side of this web page.
An Informational meeting is scheduled for Sep 27 2015 at Jesse H Jones Rotary House, 1600 Holcombe, Houston TX. Potential candidates & Rotarians wanting to learn more about the process are welcomed to attend.
|2015-16 Advertising Now Available||Posted by Michelle Bohreer||on Jun 30, 2015||
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, firstname.lastname@example.org (832)622-4400. A great opportunity awaits you and your business; take advantage of it soon to maximize your value.
|District Governor's 2015-16 Calendar||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 03, 2015||
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.
|Houston Selected as 2022 Rotary International Convention Site!||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on May 31, 2015||
HOUSTON has been selected as the 2022 Rotary International convention city! This 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.
|Rotary in Russia Conference - Aug 8-9||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 17, 2015||
Rotarians from around the United States and Canada will come to Houston on August 8-9 to hear about the latest Rotary activities in Russia. This meeting is sponsored by the United States-Russia Inter-Country Committee and hosted by Rotary District 5890. The Rotary in Russia Conference will be held on August 8-9, 2015 at the Houston Hilton North, located close to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The conference fee of $150, received and paid before July 15, covers administrative costs of the conference and five meals beginning with Saturday breakfast. Conference registration received after July 15 will be $180. Cost of the hotel is $89 per night for two days before, during and after the conference for those who want to make a little vacation out of their stay.
|CELEBRATE 2015-16 DISTRICT 5890 GOVERNOR/OFFICERS INSTALLATION JUNE 26 AT SAFARI TEXAS RANCH||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on May 08, 2015||
Celebrate the new Rotary Year on June 26 with a wonderful installation gala at Safari Texas Ranch for incoming District Governor Dr. Nick Giannone, First Lady Fabiola Giannone, and your 2015-16 team of District officers! Arrive at 6:30 for fun fellowship at the Reception, which includes a tasty appetizer table and cash bar. 7:00 p.m. begins the delectable seated dinner, featuring Safari Salad, Beef and Chicken Marsala, with potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls, tea, coffee, and two bottles of wine (1 white/1 red). As you top it all off with Chocolate Decadence Cake, the installation program will begin, which will be followed by dancing from 10:00 p.m. until you’re ready to call it a night. DO REGISTER NOW!
Location: Texas Safari Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407. CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS from MAPQUEST or GOOGLE MAPS
|District Membership Seminar - Jul 25||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 30, 2015||
August is Membership Month, a special time of the year when the entire Rotary family focuses on Membership Recruitment & Retention. What better way to jump-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar on July 25 2015, at HCC Southwest Campus, 5601 West Loop South , Houston TX 77081 The cost of the event is $15 registration. We encourage clubs to pay the registration fee for all its attending members. To register now, click on REGISTER ONLINE , which takes you to District event, then click on appropriate link on the left side of this web page. Registration starts at 7:45 AM; Seminar 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
|Rotary Dayt at Astros This Saturday, May 30 - DG Lisa Throws out the First Pitch||Posted by David Frishman||on Apr 30, 2015||
JOIN US FOR ROTARY DAY WITH THE ASTROS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 30 at 3:30 PM - DG LISA FAITH MASSEY THROWS OUT THE FIRST PITCH to STRIKE OUT POLIO! (ASTROS VS WHITE SOX) Click Here for Registration Form
|2014-15 Major Award Winners||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 30, 2015||
At the recent District Conference, DG Lisa Faith Massey presented awards to outstanding clubs and individuals. Congratulations to all for a job well done. Click on this story heading to see the Major Award Winners.
|Space Center's Golf Tournament - June 1||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 26, 2015||
Space Center Rotary Club is hosting it's 1st Golf Tournament in many years. The tournament will be held at Bay Oaks Country Club (a great course) on June 1 2015, registration at 11:30 am, putting contest at Noon, shotgun start at 1:00 pm. Registration fee - $125 Player / $500 Team.
|Club Leadership Training (District Assembly) - May 9||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 17, 2015||
District 5890 "Club Leadership Training" will be held May 9, 2015 HCC Southwest, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081 This is a team leadership training for all 2015-2016 Club Officers and members. Each officer will receive training on their specific officer duties as well as a "Rotary 101" class for new members. 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 2015-2016.
|Alvin's "Par for Polio" Golf Tournament - Mar 13 2015||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 14, 2015||
The "Par for Polio" Golf Tournament is hosted by the Alvin Rotary Club and Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club with the support of the Alvin High School Interact Club. 100% of the profits from this tournament go to Rotary's End Polio Now. The tournament will be held at Clear Creek Golf Club, 3902 Fellows Road, Houston, TX 77047 Registration starts at 11:00 am, lunch 11:30-12:30, with tee-off at 1:00 pm Come join us "End Polio Now" Click on REGISTER ON-LINE or this story heading to learn detail.
|Back in the Saddle Again, Rotary Night at the Rodeo - Mar 12||Posted by Rebecca Maddux||on Feb 06, 2015||
Back in the Saddle Again
Rotary at the Rodeo
The Zac Brown Band
Register on the District 5890 Website
|Rotary Books for the World - New 2015 Sorting Schedule||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 19, 2015||
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?
|District Foundation Mid-Year Report||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 14, 2015||
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 www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/give
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.
|District Leadership Team Training - Feb 14 2015||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 14, 2015||
The 2015-16 District Leadership Team Training will be held at HCC Southwest Building at 5601 West Loop South Freeway, Houston. There will be NO COST for breakfast, breaks, etc. If you are part of next year's District Leadership Team, register your intentions to attend by clicking on REGISTER and following the instruction. Then mark your calendar and make plans to participate in this important event.
|District Governor's Newsletter||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 13, 2015||
District Governor Lisa Faith Massey's initial newsletter is hot off the press and has hit the news stands; thanks to the hard efforts of Editor PDG Rhonda Kennedy.
|Don't Miss Jan. 15 ALL CLUB MEETING With RI President Gary Huang||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Jan 07, 2015||
Let's have good District 5890 turnout to welcome Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang to our 2015 All Club Meeting on January 15! Contact your club president to determine if your club has reserved a table, in which case you may arrange payment as part of your club group. You also may register individually by signing on to the District 5890 website with your club LOGIN and registering ONLINE and you may pay the General Admission cost of $58.90 at the door with your credit card. The event takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel by NRG Stadium (8686 Kirby Drive) from 5pm until 9pm. During the two-hour cash-bar period that precedes the 7pm dinner and program, you'll enjoy varied and informative exhibits from other District Clubs (and also from non-Rotarians) at the District 5890 Salute to Service Exposition. President Huang will be visiting expo booths following his VIP Reception. Exposition Tables for non-Rotarians are $35, and Rotarian Exposition Tables are $20. Various levels of sponsorship, together with the schedule of events, are explained when you click "More," ..
|DG Lisa Faith Massey Participates with Rotary's Float in 2015 Rose Bowl Parade||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 31, 2014|
|Lone Star PETS - Mar 5-8 2015||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 03, 2014||
2015 Lone Star PETS (President Elect Training) is rapidly approaching, March 5-8 2015 The hotel rooms are rapidly being booked. To register for PETS and make reservations at the Hyatt DFW, click on the following link: http://rotarypets.com DGE Dr Nick Giannone is looking forward to working with the incoming Club Presidents & his Leadership Team, as we prepare for the 2015-16 Rotary year. So, please take time now to register for PETS and make your hotel reservations.
|Family of Rotary Holiday Cheers Fellowship||Posted by Corby Leschber||on Nov 30, 2014|
|Space Center's Christmas Party - Dec 18 6PM||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 21, 2014||
The annual Christmas Party will be held at the Bay Oaks Country Club on December 18 beginning with the social hour at 6:00, food at 7:00. Tickets are $32 each and can be paid with cash, check, or credit card at the party. Back by popular demand, we will have a Gift Grab. Each couple should bring a gift to exchange not to exceed $12.00. Please let Roger Donnelly, Ridonnelly@aol.com know by December 11th, if you plan on attending and your choice of menu: steak, fish or vegetarian.
|2015-16 Global Grant Scholars Selected||Posted by Bill Barmore||on Nov 07, 2014||
The District 5890 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships Committee conducted interviews on Saturday, November 8, to select outbound scholars for the 2015-16 academic year.
|Dynamic Young Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz Uses Social Media to Grow||Posted by Sami Khaleeq||on Oct 31, 2014||
|We all have a part to play in ending polio||Posted by Sami Khaleeq||on Oct 29, 2014||
As far back as I can remember, there were always bikes in my home. Since there is no better way to explore new neighborhoods or new cities, I’ve been on bicycles most of my life.
When the opportunity to be part of Rotary’s team for El Tour de Tucson came along, I jumped at it without a second thought. Being an avid cyclist, I already ride several times a week, but this gives me a far worthier motivation than adding miles to my bike.
|These women of Rotary are changing the world||Posted by Sami Khaleeq||on Oct 27, 2014||
By Julia D. Phelps, RI director
As I sat in the audience at the White House on 7 October, listening to 10 amazing Rotary women tell the stories of their volunteer efforts, two quotes kept running through my mind. First, “Be the change you wish to be in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi) and second, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world. In fact, it is the only way it ever has” (Margaret Mead).
|Watch a recording of Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event||Posted by Sami Khaleeq||on Oct 24, 2014|
|PDG Roy Long's Passing - Memorial Oct 23 2014||Posted by Charlie Thorp PDG||on Oct 12, 2014||
With sadness, I must report that PDG Roy Long has passed away. A member of the Houston Heights Club, PDG Roy served Rotary well as 1988-89 District 5890 Governor. Please keep his wife, Sonja, and their family in your prayers as they travel this difficult journey.
Sonja asked me to share with you that Roy's Memorial Services will be held Thursday, October 23rd 2014, at First Baptist Church's Chapel, 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 713.681.8000 (I-10 @ 610 Loop) Visitation: 10:00 am Services: 11:00 am
Reception following the services
Charlie Thorp PDG
|District Foundation Seminar Recap||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Oct 06, 2014||
The 2014 District 5890 Rotary Foundation Seminar, held on September 20, 2014, was a celebration of the many International and Local Service Projects which were larger in size and scope due to funding from Our Rotary Foundation and was also a celebration of giving by our District’s Rotarians!
I started off the Seminar by saying “If you are one of those Rotarians who think Rotary is still an old man’s organization which never changes – or is changing too slowly – you are in the wrong place, because today, you will see a new face of Rotary and will see how Rotary is changing the world!”
|Daniella RG Shares Ambassadorial Scholar Experience - Applications Due Oct 10||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 22, 2014||
They say that there are moments and experiences that change your life, they challenge you, they teach you, they open your eyes and ...they shape you into a new person. My Ambassadorial Year with Rotary proved that to be true. While I knew it would define a lot of things about my future and bring about many changes I must say that I got a lot more than I bargained for and I am glad I did.
|D5890's Rotary Community Corp Chartered - Aug 20||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 20, 2014||
District 5890's District Governor Lisa Faith Massey chartered the district's first Rotary Community Corp on August 20th 2014. The Los Tios Mexican Restaurant was packed with charter members and supporters. Initial officers include Representative (aka President) Michelle Beaumier, Secretary Sandra Liu, Treasurer Sharlene Barris, Sergeant-at-Arms Janice Gillen & Community Service Chair Meher Patel. The RCC is a non Rotarian group of people getting together working toward better their local community.
|Leadership Institute - Sep 6-7||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 18, 2014||
On September 6-7, 2014, District 5890 will train selected District Rotarians who will participate in a two day workshop designed to improve their personal leadership skills. Clubs in the district are invited to send two Rotarians that would like to participate in this interactive workshop. Clubs may send a maximum of 2 members and the class will be limited to the first 24 who send in the registration fee of $250. Click on REGISTER . The Institute will be held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center in the Conquistador Room in the La Hacienda Complex located at 12715 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas 77429, Information on the conference center may be found on the Northwest Forest Conference Center website at www.northwestforest.com
|District Governor Installation Photos||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 03, 2014||
DG Lisa Faith Massey's installation at the Petroleum Club was a wonderful event. Janice Jones (Harrisburg Rotary Club) took lots of memorable photos. To View your pictures and purchase the photos, please click on the following link below: http://goo.gl/Ilb5Uh
|District Governor Bob Gebhard "Thanks to District 5890"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 29, 2014||
Dear Rotary Family
It seems like it was just yesterday when we were taking the oath of office for the year 2013-2014. I cannot believe that our year is over. I want to thank each of you for all that you did during this past year. You all ...did a fantastic job. We have added a net 59 members to the district. We raised over $600,000 to the foundation both the annual fund and polio plus. We exceeded all of our goals.
Dianne and I traveled over 85,000 miles this past year throughout the world and the district. I can truly say 'there is not a more caring, giving, and service group of Rotarians then the Rotarians in District 5890".
It has been an honor and a privilege for Dianne and I to serve as your Governor and First Lady. It is an experience that we shall never forget. Thank you for allowing us to serve and we look forward to working with all of you in the years to come as a Past District Governor.
Good luck to each of you in the coming years.
District Governor 2013-2014
|New Club, Brazos River Rotary Club Charter Celebration - Jun 21||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 29, 2014||
The Rotary Club of Brazos River cordially invites you to join us for an elegant evening of celebration on Saturday, June 21 2014 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Weston Lakes Country Club, 32611 FM 1093, Weston Lakes, TX 77441 Charter night only occurs once in a club's history and you are invited to share in this momentous occasion! Please join the Charter Members of the Brazos River Rotary Club and our fellow Rotarians as we celebrate this singular event in our club's inception! This club will serve Fulshear, Simonton, Weston Lakes and surrounding area communities.
|District Membership Seminar - Jul 26||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 09, 2014||
August is Membership Month, a special time of the year when the entire Rotary family focuses on Membership Recruitment & Retention. What better way to jump-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar on July 26 2014, at HCC Southwest Campus, 5601 West Loop South, Houston TX 77081 Registration starts at 7:45 AM; Seminar 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
|District Leadership Installation - Jun 27||Posted by Rebecca Maddux||on May 09, 2014||
Please Join Lisa Fatih Massey for her District Governor's Installation and the District Leadership Installation. The event will be held at The Petroleum Club of Houston located in Downtown Houston at 800 Bell St, Houston TX 77002 . The Cost is $1000 per table of 10 or $100 per seat (individual seating will be assigned). Click on REGISTER ONLINE There will be a cash bar available and valet parking is $7.00. Both require CASH ONLY but there is a ATM located in the lobby of the building. For more information please contact Rebecca Maddux 713-644-9285 or email email@example.com
|Rotary International Convention - Jun 1-4||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 04, 2014||
The annual Rotary International Convention offers you the perfect opportunity to connect with leaders from around the world and celebrate your shared passion for taking action in communities at home and abroad. You'll hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics such as water, polio, and social media. Through workshops and breakout sessions, you'll develop leadership skills and share your recreational, professional, and humanitarian interests. As you browse the project booths in the Billabong House of Friendship, you’ll discover new ideas for service, and perhaps a new partner for creating change.
|Rotary International Convention - Jun 1-5||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 04, 2014||
The annual Rotary International Convention offers you the perfect opportunity to connect with leaders from around the world and celebrate your shared passion for taking action in communities at home and abroad. You'll hear from some of the world’s leading experts on topics such as water, polio, and social media. Through workshops and breakout sessions, you'll develop leadership skills and share your recreational, professional, and humanitarian interests. As you browse the project booths in the Billabong House of Friendship, you’ll discover new ideas for service, and perhaps a new partner for creating change.
|New eClub of Houston is a Reality!!!||Posted by Ed Charlesworth PDG||on Mar 31, 2014||
What is an eClub??? Rotary Int'l made provisions for Rotary Clubs to be formed and conduct meetings on the Internet. These eClubs are fully recognized, same as our traditional Rotary clubs. Just think of the possibilities - Meetings Any time 24-7, Anywhere Have a busy schedule? Need a flexible meeting time? Live in different places throughout the year? Travel frequently? Have limited mobility? Then the eClub of Houston may be just for you.
|Life Changing Trip To Nicaragua - Aug 6||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 29, 2014||
I hope you will join us for our August, 2014 trip to Nicaragua. We will be leaving from Houston on Wednesday August 6th on United flight # UA1421, at 6:10 p.m. and arriving in Managua at 8:37 p.m. We will return from Managua on Tuesday August 12th on United flight # UA1423 leaving Managua at 7:15 a.m. and arriving in Houston at 11:45 a.m. Click on this story heading for more details.
|Rotary Family Night With the Astros - Apr 26||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 22, 2014||
Join us at Minute Maid Park for Rotary Family Night, Saturday April 26, game starts at 6:10pm. Rotarians and their guests are invited to an exclusive reception inside Champions Pavilion, which overlooks the ballpark and provides a unique view of the Downtown Houston skyline. Food and drinks will be available to Rotarians and their guests. Cheer on District Governor Bob Gebhard as he throws out the first pitch! Seating will be in the Mezzanine Section, priced at $18 To buy your tickets online, click on www.astros.com/rotary Use Special Offer Code: Rotary (follow the Ticketmaster instructions) For orders of 10 tickets or more: Call Jake Winowich at 713-259-8317
|Zone 21B Membership Seminar - Apr 11||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 13, 2014||
District 5890 will be hosting the Zone 21B Membership Seminar on April 11 2014 at Crowne Plaza, 8686 Kirby Dr, Houston. Recruiting New Rotarians in the new millennium is both exciting and challenging. But the leadership in Zone 21B is here to help you and your Club discover new and exciting ways to grow your Club’s membership. There will be a great agenda with outstanding speakers, followed by our Young Professionals of Rotary Social Mixer. The registration fee is $50, payable by check or credit card. Make plans to register and attend this event. To register for this event on-line, click on REGISTER Then click on Members or Guests on the left side of that web page.
|Rotary Fellowship Tour of E+P Ranch - Apr 12||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 09, 2014||
District Governor Bob Gebhard & Assistant Governor Jay Altieri invite you to Safari Columbus on Saturday April 12, 2014 2:30-6:30pm. Hay rides and safari wildlife tours at E+P Ranch in Columbus, TX Food served at 2:30pm- Beef & Chicken Fajitas with Rice, Beans, and Guacamole with Chips and Salsa and Iced Tea. $25 per person No alcohol, please.
|PDG Floyd Boze (96) Passed Away Feb 20th||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 28, 2014||
It is with great sadness that I must report the PDG Floyd Boze passed away February 20th. PDG Floyd lead a great life (see bio below), and was the kindest Rotarian that I have know. Floyd was president of the Lubbock Rotary Club, became a member of Space Center Rotary Club on August 20, 1973. Floyd was elected Governor of Rotary District 589 (now 5890) in 1984. His District Conference was held in Guadalajara, Mexico. Floyd & Nancy were both Paul Harris Fellows & Floyd Boze Fellows. As of this Rotary Year, 2013-14, Floyd had 63 years of perfect attendance, having made up missed meetings of his home club in more than 20 countries outside the U. S. Please say a prayer for PDG Floyd Boze's family. Floyd was a true Rotarian, who lived the life of "Service Above Self". And now we must say good-by to one of the truly good guys. I'm sure God has already scheduled a Rotary meeting in heaven to honor the arrival of PDG Floyd Boze. I can see the banner now, "Well done thy good and faithful servant". And to no surprise, Brother Floyd will have perfect attendance into perpetuity.
|Guerrero Clinic Needs Autorefractor||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 16, 2014||
The Guerrero Rotary Clinic in Mexico needs $8,000 to purchase an Autorefractor in time for our March clinic. If your club has any service project funds available or individual Rotarians who are willing to help us purchase the equipment in time, we would appreciate your assistance. An autorefractor is a computer-controlled machine used during an eye exam to provide an objective measurement of a person's refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters a person's eye.
|District Foundation Mid-Year Report||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Jan 14, 2014||
I wanted to give everyone a Mid-Year report on the efforts of the District Foundation & its related committees (Polio Plus, Grants, Annual Giving & Endowment). Plus the report includes upcoming calendar events. Click on the "MID-YEAR FOUNDATION MID-YEAR REPORT" to access the details.
|PDG D'Lisa Simmons Speaks at UN||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 12, 2014||
Houston Skyline member, PDG D'Lisa Simmons, was a special guest speaker at the Rotary-United Nations event in November 2013. D'Lisa was invited to tell how her Rotary career has developed since being an Ambassadorial Scholar in 1988, and enabled her to contribute actively to humanity through Rotary. Her compelling story focused on the core values that Rotary teaches and practices for the improvement of society. Her delivery from the UN podium in the General Assembly Room received a standing ovation and sustained applause.
|Bellaire/SW - PDG Bob Ellis 50 Years of Service Celebration - Jan 30||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 12, 2014||
The Bellaire/Southwest Rotary Club is hosting a party celebrating "PDG Bob Ellis' 50 Years of Service" on January 30th at 6:30. The event will be held at BraeBurn Country Club, 8100 Bissonet, Houston. The cost is $35. So come join the celebration and show your appreciation to a wonderful Rotarian and one of the best Past District Governors RSVP: Judy Harwell, 281-879-6467 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Houston Host for Meeting on Rotary in Russia - Mar 1||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 12, 2014||
PDG Jon Eiche, District 5890 Representative to the US-Russia Intercountry Committee, reported that Rotarians from around the United States will converge on Houston on March 1, 2014, for a meeting to hear updates on Rotary International’s progress in strengthening Rotary in Russia. This meeting is sponsored by the United States section of the US-Russia Intercountry Committee.
|District Leadership Team Training - Feb 15||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 04, 2014||
The 2014-15 District Leadership Team Training will be held February 15, 2014 at HCC Southwest Building on 610 W Loop. If you are part of next year's District Leadership Team, register your intentions to attend by clicking on Attending and following the instruction. Then mark your calendar and make plans to participate in this important event.
|All Club Meeting - Feb 20||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 04, 2014||
Mark Your Calendars!!! District 5890 is hosting its All Club Meeting February 20th 2014 with Rotary International President Ron Burton as our feature speaker! Seating is limited, so register early! Individual tickets are $58.90 each with sponsorship tables of 10 available $750-1,500 Click onThe All Club Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza - Reliant Stadium with VIP Reception 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm, General Reception with Cash Bar 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and dinner from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. EVENT IS FULL, REGISTRATION HAS BEEN CLOSED. Thanks everyone for your support.
Please make plans to attend and promote this event in your Club. Join us for this fantastic evening and wonderful opportunity to get to meet President Burton.
|Lone Star PETS - Mar 6-9||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 04, 2014||
Now that the new Rotary year has started, the new Presidents-Elect should mark their calendars for the 2014 PETS. There is no better preparation than attending PETS which is scheduled for Mar 6-9 2014 at Hyatt Regency DFW. In fact, attendance at PETS is now required by RI for all president-elects in order to serve as president of your Rotary club.
|Rotary Float in Rose Bowl Parade||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 02, 2014||
District leadership participated in the decoration of Rotary Int'l float which participated in the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day, Jan 1 2014 Participates included DG Bob & Diane Gebhard, DGN Nick & Fabiola Giannone, PDG Charley & Barbara Clemmons & others. Everyone has reported they had a great time.
Click on the Rotary Int'l Parade Float to see it in the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade
|Vote Through December 31 for Rotary in United Airline's 10M Frequent Flyer Miles Giveaway||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 19, 2013||
United Airline is again donating 10 million frequent flyer miles to a charity. Rotary Int'l is featured as one of the potential recipients. This is the third year that United Airlines has offered this benefit to non profit organizations. For the past 2 years Rotary has come in 2nd place, receiving 2,000,000 frequent flyer miles, and of which Rotary Youth Exchange was delegated by RI 400,000 frequent flyer miles. I just voted and noticed that currently Rotary is in first place. So please vote now & support Rotary - www.10millioncharitymiles.com/charity/26
|District Conference Service Projects||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 12, 2013||
Rotary District 5890 will conduct two service projects while in Cozumel for the 2014 District Conference. We have selected two organizations in Cozumel as the recipients of this year’s District Service Project, “el Centro de Autismo” and “el Centro de Manos y Voces”. This is our opportunity to help the community in Cozumel. These projects also counts towards the Clubs’ requirements to receive the Rotary Presidential Citation Award.
Our District Governor suggests for each club to contribute at least an average of $5.00 dollars per member. Please make your Club’s check for the total contribution to “Rotary District 5890” for Service Project and mail it to “Rotary District 5890, 3525 Preston Ave. Pasadena TX 77505, before January 31 2014. We would appreciate if you can send your check by the end of January since our plans are to present the money to the Cozumel Rotary Club before the District Conference Cruise. We then expect to see the results of our contribution when we visit Cozumel in May during the District Conference.
Please click on the following link: http://animoto.com/play/atRKF1vr4ZHe1rFjRlDHkg to see more about the projects.
For more details, contact Space Center's Past President, Mike Hernandez, Cozumel Projects Coordinator - email@example.com
|Space Center's Past President Mike Dennard has Passed Away||Posted by Sheryl Berg||on Nov 30, 2013||
Unfortunately, I must share with you the news of Thursday's passing of our dear friend and past president, Mike Dennard. Celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, December 5 at 10:a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The service will include full military honors. Interment of his ashes will be at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.
|November is Rotary Foundation Month and an exciting month it has been!||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Nov 18, 2013||
First, I'm happy to report that 58 of our 61 District 5890 Clubs have already made a donation to The Rotary Foundation (the Annual Fund or Polio Plus) this Rotary Year. See the attached MCR Report to see how your club is doing so far. Remember that fifty percent of the donations we make this year will come back to our District in the 2016-17 Rotary Year. Our District's Paul Harris Society (those pledging to donate $85+ per month to the Annual Fund and/or PolioPlus) continues to grow. Please encourage your members to join. An anonymous Rotarian has agreed to match the first $1,000 donated by all new Paul Harris Society Members this year. Click on this story heading to learn more about the District Foundation activities...
|Ugandian VTT Meets Dr Cooley, Heart Transplant Pioneer||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 15, 2013||
Ugandan Vocational Training Team posing with Dr. Denton Cooley, heart surgery pioneer and living legend. First heart transplant in the US and first implant of a fully artificial heart. Dr. Cooley is 93 years old and still comes to work every day at The Texas Medical Center. Team leader Rotarian Dr. Isaac Okullo, Dean of the Schools of Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy at Makerere University, the largest institute of higher learning in Uganda, is standing in the rear to the right of Dr. Cooley. Thanks to Posey Parker of the Rotary Club of West U for facilitating this meeting.
|4 Way Test Essays Due to District - Nov 29||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 31, 2013||
This year’s 4-Way Test Essay competition, starting October 12, 2013, has been moved forward to give 12th grade graduating high school seniors a more relaxed lead up to the entry submission deadline. Open to all 12th grade graduating high school seniors who are college bound in 2014 and active members of Interact, the theme is an essay on any one or more tenets of Rotary’s 4 Way Test.
Students must submit their essay and signed cover sheet to their High School Interact Club Sponsor which must be received no later than November 15, 2013. High School Interact Club Sponsors should sign the cover sheet and forward it by fax with the essay to Barbara Sharp, Competition Coordinator; (832) 200-2852 which must be received no later than November 29, 2013. High School Interact sponsors must review the forms for accuracy and completeness, check the cover sheet box stating eligibility and sign accordingly. A copy should also be sent to the sponsoring Rotary Club.
|Colorado Needs Our Help||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 18, 2013||
Imagine… Please imagine if you can … the unimaginable disaster in Colorado. Yet some of us in Boulder and along the Colorado Front Range found ourselves without the most basic necessities that we take for granted every day; things as basic as brushing our teeth, drinking clean water, driving our cars, feeling secure with safe roads and bridges, having a warm and comfortable home and shelter - all gone in a few days. DG Bob Gebhard wants you to support Rotary District 5450's recovery efforts in Colorado
|44th Annual Rotary Lombardi Award Presentation - Dec 11||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 02, 2013||
The 44th Annual Rotary Lombardi Award Presentation will take place on December 11, 2013 at the beautiful Wortham Center in downtown Houston. The motto for 2013 is Rotary Proud and a Houston Tradition for 43 Years. Since 1970 the Rotary Club of Houston has celebrated the memory and legacy of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi by awarding the Rotary Lombardi Award to college football’s most outstanding lineman. The Rotary Lombardi Award is one of the most celebrated and prestigious awards in college football and is one of Houston’s most special events. Individual tickets go on sale November 1, 2013. Rotarians get a deeply discounted price of $80 each or 2 for $125.
|District 5890 Rotary Foundation Dinner - Nov 3||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 27, 2013||
Announcing, the 2013 District 5890 Rotary Foundation Dinner will be held Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056 Cocktails (Cash Bar) and Fellowship 5:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm Featured Guest: Past Rotary International Director Mike Pinson & Spouse Mary. We are now ready to accept reservations & payments to attend The 2013 Rotary Foundation Dinner. Click on this story heading to see more details and register online.
|2014 District Conference Cruising to Cozumel - May 1-5 2014||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 23, 2013||
For first time since 2004, the 2014 District Conference will be held May 1-5 2014, on the Carnival Fun Ship "Triumph", departing Galveston. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our district while enjoying friendship, fellowship, food and fun in the Gulf. We need your help, Rotarians are typically the worst procrastinators, wait until the last minute to commit. But this year, we need each of you to commit prior to November 1. We need a large number of committed attendees, so we can get Carnival to dedicate facilities for exclusive use by our District Conference. Click on Cruise Video to see details. Click on CONFERENCE DETAILS for more details. Click on Conference Flyer for cruise details. Click on Sponsorship Op for opportunity to promote your business or club. Click on Sign-Up Form to access the form.
|Young Professionals Mixer - This Friday, Sep 13||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 09, 2013||
Come join us at Celtic Garden on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Celtic Garden is located at 2300 Louisiana St, Houston, Texas 77006 This is a great opportunity to mingle with an outstanding group of "Young Professionals", both Rotarians and non-Rotarians. Participating in this mixer will provide multiple benefits. Not only will you have the opportunity to make new friends & reconnecting with old friends, you will be supporting our efforts to eradicate Polio. Upon your arrival, we will be providing information about Young Professionals of Rotary and accepting donations for Polio Plus. And we are proud to report that the Celtic Garden is joining us in our efforts. Your $10.00 Donation Includes Lite Bites & (1) Drink ticket, provided by Celtic Gardens. That's what I call, "Win Win" 100% of you $10 donation will be earmarked to "End Polio Now". Remember, we are "This Close"
|District Grant Conference Location has Moved to Oxford Condos - Sep 7||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 31, 2013||
ALERT - DISTRICT GRANT CONFERENCE HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS
The District Grants Committee will hold a special meeting at Oxford Condominium Building on Saturday, September 7, 2013, to hear presentations from Clubs that have submitted District Matching Grant Requests for the Rotary Year 2013-14. Please forward this to the member listed as Primary Contact on your Grant Application. Attendance at this Conference is required for the Application to be considered. Any member of the Club familiar with the project may attend and make the presentation for their Club.
|District Golf Tournament at Wildcat - Oct 14||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 15, 2013||
Since we can't hold a golf tournament on the cruise ship next year, we have scheduled a separate event for this year. This year's Rotary District 5890 Conference Golf Tournament will be held at the Wildcat Golf Course, 12000 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77045 on Monday October 14th. The entry fee is $125 per person, $500 per 4-man team. To register yourself or a team or to be a sponsor, click on REGISTER ON-LINE Entry fee includes greens fees, cart rental & dinner. Tee time will be 1:00 PM.
|District Facebook Presence||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 09, 2013||
District 5890 is rapidly making its presence felt in cyberspace. Most recently, we have entered the Facebook world. Click on the following link to gain access: District 5890 Facebook
Be sure to invite your friends and family to visit this site and save the link as a favorite.
|District YouTube Page||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 09, 2013||
Check Our District YOUTUBE Page Featuring Many Activities within the District
Click on District 5890's new YOUTUBE page, which features many activities, including our participation with many outstanding charitable organizations, who were recognized during our "Be A Friend" dinner earlier this year.
|Need for Compliance||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Aug 09, 2013||
Key elements to ensure meeting the youth exchange requirements from Rotary International, the US Department of State, and the Council for Student International Education and Travel (CSIET) are:
1) Adherence to the requirements by the host clubs
2) The retention of records to show visible proof that the requirements were met.
|A Primer for Host Families||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Aug 09, 2013||
Hosting a Youth Exchange student from another country can be a wonderful experience. It allows a host family to become familiar with another culture and provides the opportunity to share a young student's hopes and ambitions. Youth Exchange promises to enrich the lives of the student and every member of your family.
Host families for these programs can be Rotarians or non-Rotarians. Typical Rotary host families come in all shapes and sizes and might include young children, older children, or no children at all. Click on Primer for Host Families for more information.
Primer for Host Families
|A Primer for Exchange Students||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Aug 09, 2013||
Spending time abroad as an exchange student is one of the most unique opportunities available to you. You will be in for an experience that will affect the rest of your life. Your exchange will encompass different phases that will give you opportunities to grow in new ways and experience a new culture and ideas.
The purpose of the Rotary Youth Exchange program is to provide secondary school students with the opportunity to travel abroad, live with a host family, and experience life firsthand in a different country, school, and social environment. Exchange students will gain lifelong advantages through an expanded world view and greater appreciation of the world. Click on Primer for Youth Exchange Students for more information.
Primer for Youth Exchange Students
|Compliance Online Process||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Aug 09, 2013||
The beauty of the online process is that clubs will be self sufficient, knowing what has been done and what remains to be done. Moreover, clubs will have access to the training tools and forms needed without needing to ask the district.
|Youth Exchange - Making a World of Difference||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Aug 09, 2013||
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people — regardless of nationality — desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for ourselves and our children. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures, thus planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
|Youth Exchange Stories||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Aug 09, 2013||
The first reports from our outbound Youth Exchange stories are starting to come it. These are so wonderful to read and you can just feel the changes happening in these young people.
|District Foundation Seminar - Sep 21||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Aug 08, 2013||
District 5890 Rotary Foundation Seminar will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Sagemont Youth Building, 11600 Hughes Rd at Beltway 8, Houston, TX. Registration & Snacks 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM All Rotarians Are Invited! Featured Speaker: PDG, Past RI Director & Rotary Endowment/Major Gift Advisor Don Mebus Mark your calendar and make sure attend the District Foundation Seminar.
|District Foundation Seminar - Sep 21||Posted by Terry R. (28) Ziegler||on Aug 08, 2013||
District 5890 Rotary Foundation Seminar will be held Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Sagemont Youth Building, 11600 Hughes Rd at Beltway 8, Houston, TX. All Rotarians Are Invited! Featured Speaker: PDG, Past RI Director & Rotary Endowment/Major Gift Advisor Don Mebus Mark your calendar and make sure attend the District Foundation Seminar.
|RI President Burton's Membership Message||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Aug 04, 2013||
In honor of Membership Month for Rotary International take a few minutes to listen to RI President Ron Burton's Membership Message that emphasizes the need for every Rotary club to focus on membership.
RIP Burton also invites you to join the Thunderclap on the last day of August. You can learn more about it at this link: Thunderclap link.
|Rotary Night with The Dynamos - Aug 17||Posted by Reyna Gonzalez||on Jul 25, 2013||
Come join the Rotary Night with the Dynamos for their game with the Seatlle Sounders. The match will be held Saturday, August 17 2013, game time 8PM Pre-game happy hour at Little Woodrow's EADO from 6PM - 7:20PM Price Package - 4 tickets at $25 each. Partial proceeds from the tickets and bar tab will benefit Polio Plus
|Rotary Night at the Skeeters Aug 10 - The Pitch That Will Change The World||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 21, 2013||
Please join the family of Rotary at Constellation Field in Sugar Land on August 10th at 6:05 pm as the Sugar Land Skeeters take on the Long Island Ducks in a match-up that will help eradicate Polio from the world. Our own District Governor Bob Gebhard will throw the first pitch to kick off this historic game. Please join us for fun and to help end polio! Click on ON-LINE TICKETS, select the Aug 10th game and use special offer code: ROTARY13 to get special pricing of $12 ($6 will go to End Polio Now)
|Vince Lipovsky, Space Center' Last Charter Member, Has Passed Away||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 18, 2013||
Vince Lipovsky, Charter Member of Space Center Rotary Club, passed away at 6:40 am, Thursday, July 11, 2013. His wife, daughter, son and grandchildren were by his side. Vince had gone back and forth 5 times this year from hospital to rehab to his home at Regal Estates in League City. He died of congestive heart failure and fluid on his lungs. The family had a private memorial service to honor the memory of Vince. Please remember Vince and family in your thoughts and prayers.
|Next Guerrero Clinic Trip Including Copper Canyon - Sep 7-12||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 18, 2013||
The next Guerrero Clinic trip will be from September 7th - 12th. We are planning a side trip to Copper Canyon. if you want to take the Copper Canyon side trip, you are coming back the 14th. Over the past 30+ years, the Guerrero Clinic and Rotarians from our District have been instrumental in providing millions of dollars in free medical care to the indigent people of the state of Chihuahua Mexico For more information and applications, visit www.guerreroclinic.org
|District Membership Seminar - Aug 10||Posted by Nixon Schrader||on Jul 17, 2013||
August is Membership Month, a special time of the year when the entire Rotary family focuses on Membership Recruitment & Retention. What better way to kick-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar on August 10, 2013, at San Jacinto College South. The cost of the event is $10 registration. Click on REGISTER ONLINE If you prefer, click on PAPER REGISTRATION and mail with check. Registration starts at 7:45 AM; Seminar 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM Breakfast snacks, snacks, coffee, soda, water will be furnished. No lunch this year.
|The Rotary Foundation Update 2012-2013 Year End Report||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Jul 17, 2013||
The Annual Fund – Our District 5890 Rotarians and Clubs raised a total of $416,726 for the Annual Programs Fund (50% of which will come back to our District in the 2015-16 Rotary Year – Nick’s DG year)! Our Per-Capita giving, which ranged all the way from $.29 per member at one club to $527.61 per member at another, averaged $155.96 per member. While not a record, this average is higher than all but a couple of years in our District’s history. All Sixty-one of our District 5890 clubs contributed and 34 clubs contributed at the $100+ per-Capita level. Thanks to our 112 Paul Harris Society Members for greatly increasing the average. Click on this story heading to see other Foundation giving results.
|Polio Eradication Progress Update||Posted by Terry R. (28) Ziegler||on Jul 14, 2013||
Indian Clerics offer to Help Fight Polio in Pakistan - noting that "India is not safe until neighboring Pakistan is Polio-free" , members of India's Rotary Muslim Ulema committee have come forward to offer their assistance in dispelling the myths surrounding Polio vaccinations in Pakistan. Religious leaders have administered Polio drops to their children in front of cameras and they now believe the magic (of zero Polio cases for over 2 years in India) could be repeated in Pakistan.
|Space Center Rotary's EarlyAct FirstKnight Program Tremendous Success at Whitcomb Elementary||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 06, 2013||
Space Center Rotary's EarlyAct FirstKnight program has been a tremendous success. Teaching chivalry and building champions -- that's what the program is accomplishing at Whitcomb Elementary School is doing. The program teaches children how to be role models and hold high standards for character. Organizers hope the examples will rub off on other kids. It was the last day of school for students at Clear Creek ISD, and some of them went home with new titles for the summer. Click on Houston's ABC Channel 13 News Reports
|SW 59 Sunrise Rotary Club Sponsors "Flashdance at Houston's Hobby Center" - June 13||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 02, 2013||
|2013-14 District Governor & Officers Installation - Jun 15||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 31, 2013||
Come join us in celebration of the Rotary District 5890 Installation of District Governor Bob Gebhard & his incoming Officers. The event will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77507 MAP Registration & Cocktail Reception starts at 5:00 pm, Dinner served at 6:00 pm, Program begins at 7:00 pm Dress Code - Denim & Diamonds Cowboy Black-tie optionalPlease click on REGISTER ON-LINE
|Rotary District 5890 Governor Chris Schneider's Farewell||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 31, 2013||
My fellow Rotarians, Friends and Family of Rotary, as I come into the last remaining weeks of my term in office I want to thank all of you for the wonderful opportunity to serve as your Governor. It has been a year filled with fun, excitement, tears and tragedies, in other words life on life’s terms. With all its ups and down it has been a fantastic ride.There are so many people to thank, since a Governor is only as good as his support team and staff. You have all touched my life and have given me many wonderful memories for me to cherish for as long as I live. These are a result of the magical gifts of friendship, fellowship and service we all share. For this I thank all of you! Through this experience I can truly say we have and will always continue to live this year’s Theme of “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE!”
|Disaster Fund set up for Oklahoma victims of recents tornadoes||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on May 22, 2013||
The Districts of 5750 & 5770 welcome donations on behalf of Disaster relief specifically designated for the May 20, 2013 victims and their families!
All of these Rotarians have family and loved ones that have lost homes, auto's, personal belongings and friends to this F5 tornado. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said that there were between 12,000 and 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged not including all the businesses and schools destroyed as well!
Any funds received by this Rotary Bi-District 501c3 Foundation will be used exclusively for the benefit of those damaged by this terrible event.
To support this effort you can mail a donation to:
Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
P.O. Box 13800
Oklahoma City OK 73113-3800
Or make an online donation using your VISA, MasterCard or Discover go to - DONATE NOW
Please be aware that this is tax deductible donation and all donations will be acknowledged. Thank you in advance for all that your donations may accomplish.
|Great News!!! PDG Bob Ellis is Recovering||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 20, 2013||
As some of you know, PDG Bob Ellis had a medical incident at the District Assembly. Bob was taken to hospital until he stablized. We are so glad that Leanna reported that Bob is home and doing well. He is walking with a walker (sometimes). He will continue to have therapy and do exercises at home (if Leanna can make him). Keep PDG Bob Ellis in your prayers, and be sure to send cards to PDG Bob Ellis, 5215 Braesvalley Dr, Houston, TX 77096
|A Life Changing Trip to Nicaragua - Jul 31 - Aug 6||Posted by Jim Kite||on May 17, 2013||
We will be taking our next trip to visit our many projects in Nicaragua beginning on July 31, 2013. I hope you will join us for our July-Aug., 2013 trip to Nicaragua. We will be leaving from Houston on Wednesday July 31st on United flight # UA1421, at 6:30 p.m. and arriving in Managua at 8:47 p.m. We will return from Managua on Wednesday August 6th on United flight # UA1423 leaving Managua at 7:02 a.m. and arriving in Houston at 11:28 a.m.
And the winners are . . .
4-Way-Test District Scholarship Awards
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||on May 14, 2013||
We take great pleasure in announcing the winners of this year's Rotary District 5890 Essay Scholarships:
1st Place: EMILY BROWN ~Goose Creek Memorial InterAct, sponsored by Highlands Rotary ($2000 scholarship)
2nd Place: ELLEN WEINHEIMER ~ Episcopal High School InterAct, sponsored by Bellaire/SW Rotary ($1000 scholarship)
3rd Place: KRISTI FU ~ Clements High School InterAct, sponsored by Sugar Land Rotary ($500 scholarship)
Please join us in honoring our scholarship recipients at the District 4-Way-Test Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, May 30, 12:00 Noon, BraeBurn Country Club (8100 Bissonnet, Houston 77074), $18 p.p., at which the winning essays will be read. Click image to enlarge invitation/program.
|2012-13 District Conference Wrap-Up||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 24, 2013||
Thanks to Miguel Ottaviano, we now have photo albums of the District Conference!! Click on the following link: Photo Album
The 2012-13 District Conference, held April 18-20, 2013, at the outstanding Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, was a rousing success. Opening with a great dinner, the always heart-warming opening flag ceremony by our Youth Exchange students, great speakers including RI President's Rep. David Roper, to the Governor's Banquet on Saturday. Everyone came away more knowlegable and with a pride of satisfaction.
District Governor Chris Schneider comments: "WOW!!! What a team effort!!! From the RI President’s Rep David Roper and all the distinguished speakers, to first time attendees and old timers, I have heard nothing but praises for your beautiful work, which included masterful planning and execution. Words cannot describe my appreciation for all the hard work that went into this WELL-received conference. I am, along with District 5890, forever grateful to your continued dedication to our world of Rotary. Our Family of Rotary is honored to have you as leaders, and may God bless you for all that you continue to do for Rotary."
To see the award winners, click on this story heading.
|Rotary's 4-Way-Test Essay Competition - Final Submission Date Apr 30||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Apr 20, 2013||
It’s that time again - time to sharpen the pencils for Rotary District 5890’s Scholarship Essay Competition! We will award three college scholarships ($2000, $1000, $500) to InterAct members (12th Grade Only) from our District who submit the most outstanding essays centered on Rotary’s famous 4-Way Test. Winners will be selected from timely qualifying submissions and honored at the District Scholarship Awards Luncheon May 30, BraeBurn Country Club, 8100 Bissonnet, Houston 77074. Get to work now and help us make this year’s Essay Contest our District’s best ever! Click on this story heading to get more info on Deadlines and Rules
|Salvation Army Disaster Training Scheduled May 10-11||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Apr 02, 2013||
The Divisional Director of Disaster Services will be at Houston Northwest to offer the Introduction to Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Response on Friday evening May 10 and Saturday May 11. Disaster Aid USA will also be present. Disaster Aid USA is a project of Rotary International that provides a way to give people in disaster potable water when safe municipal water is unavailable or temporarily unsafe. Participation of the NARS Ham Radio Club is also being confirmed for the event.
|Rotary International 2013 Convention - Lisbon Portugal - Jun 22-27||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Mar 31, 2013||
District 5890 Rotarians always have a GREAT time at the RI Convention and 2013 will be no exception. The 2013 Rotary International Convention will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, June 22-27, 2013. If you are planning to attend and would like to stay with other District 5890 Rotarians contact District Convention Chair PDG Sunny Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to his list. If you have already made plans to attend let PDG Sharma know to be included in communications about District 5890 events before, during and after the convention.
|Rotary Family Night at Aeros Hockey Game - April 7||Posted by Steve Coleman||on Mar 14, 2013||
The Houston Aeros invite all Rotarians, along with their families and friends to the Toyota Center to watch the Aeros take on the Hamilton Bulldogs on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:05 PM for a night of hockey and networking. All you have to do is click on the following link to purchase tickets (use the promo code: Rotary). It will then give you the option to purchase seats, or donate tickets. http://tinyurl.com/cruk5k9
|Johnson Space Center - See the Space Station Tue-Fri||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 10, 2013||
Viewers in the Houston Clear Lake area will be able to see the International Space Station this week, starting Tuesday. But the time and direction is different each day. Click on this story heading to more detail each day.
Tuesday, March 12, 7:06 a.m. (Duration: 6 minutes)
Path: 11 degrees above SW to 12 degrees above NE
Maximum elevation: 64 degrees
|Katy's Wild West Brew Fest - May 4||Posted by David Loesch||on Mar 09, 2013||
Katy Rotary Club will be hosting its Brew Fest on May 4 2013, starting at 1:00 PM at the Villagio Town Center in Katy. 40 Brewers, 125 Taps, 10 exclusive brews at our specialty custom built bar, Tap Wall contest, what more do you want!A band...that plays great music, yes, we got that too!
|Alan Wylie Named to Chair the Rotary Int'l 2013-14 Youth Exchange Committee||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 08, 2013||
Incoming Rotary International President Ron Burton has named Space Center Rotarian Alan Wylie to chair the 2013-14 RI Int'l Youth Exchange Committee. Alan's committee will oversee Youth Exchange activities worldwide. Plus Alan will sit on the Rotary Int'l New Generations Committee.
Nationally, Alan Wylie's name is synonymous with Youth Exchange, having chaired the district committee for over 20 years. Two years ago, District 5890 Youth Exchange program was named # 1 in the United States. Alan currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of District 5890 Int'l Youth Exchange Committee. This is a huge honor for Alan and for District 5890. Alan has previously been named District 5890 Rotarian of the Year.
|Space Center's Springoree - Mar 21||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 10, 2013||
Space Center Rotary's spring fundraiser, Springoree, will be held at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 103 Yacht Club Lane, Seabrook, TX 77586 on March 21 starting at 6:00 pm. The theme is Mardi Gras (the decorations are fantastic!). Mardi Gras attire and whatever would be appropriate to the theme. Cocktails at 6:00pm; Dinner at 7:00pm. with choice of beef, fish, or veggie. The cost is $75 per person including two drink tickets for beer, wine, mixed drink and sodas (soft drinks).
|2013 District Conference at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort - Apr 18-21||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 10, 2013||
The 2013 District Conference will be held April 18-21 2013, at the outstanding Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, TX. Step into a world of timeless charm at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. Building upon our heritage as Rogers - Wiseman Ranch, our casually luxurious San Antonio Texas resort is the perfect blend of AAA Four Diamond pampering in an inviting setting. Come celebrate the many accomplishments of District 5890. District 5890 is alive and vibrant. See how to make your club grow and maintain membership. Learn why the Rotary Foundation is important to your Club, District 5890 and the World as a whole.
|Bearcreek-Copperfield "Helping a Hero" Golf Tournament - Apr 29||Posted by Wayne Beaumier||on Feb 07, 2013||
Bearcreek-Copperfield Rotary Club is hosting the "Helping A Hero" Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, April 29th at Sterling Country Club at 16500 Houston National Blvd, Houston, TX 77095. The scramble format will start at 1:00pm.To register on-line, click on REGISTER NOW
|Space Center's Peace Forum - Feb 18||Posted by Miguel A. Hernandez||on Feb 02, 2013||
The Space Center Rotary Club will host a Peace Forum entitledPeace through Service Monday evening, Feb. 18, in the UH-Clear Lake Bayou Building Garden Room. The forum, scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., is an effort to further inform the community, by describing actual service projects, of the value and importance of service and how it contributes to promote peace and better understanding among citizens of the world. Please register that you will attend, click on REGISTER NOW
|Rotary Books of World's Booklegger Summitt III - Jan 20-21||Posted by Charlie Clemmons PDG||on Jan 07, 2013||
You are invited to Join Rotarians and Friends of Literacy from North America and Around the World for the Rotary Books for the World’s Booklegger Summit III, presented by: The Second Wind Foundation The event will be held January 20-21 at: South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 2524 South Shore Boulevard, League City, Texas
|Guerrero Clinic's Next Trip - Apr 2-7||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 31, 2012||
The next trip planned to Guerrero Clinic will be Apr 2-7 2013. There will be a group of doctors and eye specialists heading a group of Rotarians, which is always an anxiously awaited event for the locals. Whether this is your first trip or next of many, you will always enjoy a very rewarding experience. Whether you will attend this trip or won't be able to make this trip, the Guerrero Clinic needs your assistance. The eyeglass center which has provided thousands of glasses really needs additional glasses inventory. Please accept our invitation to join us in our passion for this noble effort as we create miracles in the lives of thousands of people in rural Mexico and around the world. Click on this story heading for more details.
|Returning Sight in Guerrero||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 31, 2012||
The Guerrero Clinic needs your assistance. The eyeglass center which has provided thousands of glasses really needs additional glasses inventory. Please accept our invitation to join us in our passion for this noble effort as we create miracles in the lives of thousands of people in rural Mexico and around the world. Click on this story heading for more details.
|Graham Sharp's Last Update Before Returning Home from Newtown, CT||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 28, 2012||
I had thought I had written the last of my ‘Tweets from Trumbull’, but I received a phone call this afternoon, whose message made me want to share one last thing with our fellow D5890 Rotarians before we leave the frozen, snowed in north east and return home. The call was from Larry Palmer of Newtown RC, to ask me to thank everyone again for all their thoughts, prayers and donations to the Newtown Fund. As of last Thursday (12/28), their Foundation Fund account had received more than $250,000 from approximately 1,750 very generous donors!! They are now in the arduous task of writing thank you and receipts!
|FOX 26 News "26 Random Acts of Kindness" Highlights Northshore's Jim & Linda Mills||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 22, 2012||
Fox News has a current series called, "26 Random Acts of Kindness", featuring Houstonians who go beyond the call of duty to assist those less fortunate than us. Sounds like work for a Rotarian!!! No surprise when Northshore Rotarian Jim Mills and his wife, Linda, are featured in "Emily Gets Her Class Ring", gifting a high school ring to a daughter & mother who could not afford to pay. Click on the following link to see the Fox News "26 Random Acts of Kindness"
|Graham Sharp's Latest Update from Newtown, CT||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 20, 2012||
I have just received a phone call from Newtown Rotary Club, thanking us for our interest and concern over the Sandy Hook Disaster. The first thing I was asked to do, is to pass on the club’s warmest thanks and appreciation of our response, to D5890 and our members.
As you can imagine, Newtown has had a very busy week putting things together and trying to bring some sort of organization to the myriad offers of help and financial support which have poured in from all over the world. United Way has offered to help organize and audit ‘distribution’ and has stepped up to the plate with promises of full 100% pass through of all funds they raise. The club has been at the forefront of discussions with Newtown’s First Selectman (Lady Mayor), the town council and other civic leaders, as everyone bands together to first provide immediate help with funerals and families, and then move the community forward.
|Rotary Int'l Top 5 Stories Includes "Houston Interactors Celebrate 50 Years"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 20, 2012||
Rotary Int'l announced its "Top 5 Rotary Stories of 2012". We are so proud of the Houston Interactors being part of the top 5 stories, as "Interact Celebrates 50 Years", which featured the Interact Club of Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, USA. Interact Club of Robert E. Lee was chartered just months after the first club in Melbourne, FL is celebrating the anniversary with various events, including a roundup on 15 September that was attended by more than 320 Interactors from across District 5890. Click on Interact Clubs Celebrate Golden Anniversary to read the feature story.
|RI General Secretary John Hewko Visits NASA||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 17, 2012||
On Dec 10-11, District 5890 was honored to have Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko take time from his busy schedule to come speak at our Dec 10 District Foundation Dinner, which was well attended. The next morning, Chief of Staff Jon McKinnie had organized an executive tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center for Hewko and several members of our District leadership. Some of the highlights of the tour included observing current Mission Control activities, walk through the Apollo Mission Control (remember Tom Hank's movie, Apollo 13), walk through astronaut training area (space station, space shuttle cockpit, next generation rover) and Russian Soyuz. For more details & photos, click on this story heading.
|Graham Sharpe on the Ground in Newtown, CT (Updated)||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 17, 2012||
We have all seen the media reports on the multiple shootings of young children in Newtown, CT. Graham Sharp, Galleria Area Rotary Club, has immediate family just outside Newtown. Graham & his wife, Barbara, rushed there Saturday to support his family and the local community. Graham is providing a Rotarian insight into the aftermath of the loss of so many lives. Click on this story heading to access his journal.
|Nomination Deadline for District Governor 2015-16 - Jan 4||Posted by Bill Haglund||on Nov 30, 2012||
The District 5890 District Governor Nominating Committee is seeking potential candidates for our District Governor for the year 2015-16, to succeed Lisa Faith Massey. The completed application must be received by January 4, 2012, by the Nominating Committee Chair, Bill Haglund. The application should be mailed to Bill Haglund, 9321 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024.
|Rotary Lombardi "Lunch with the Finalists" Luncheon Sponsored by the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research - Dec 5 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 24, 2012||
We would like to invite you to the Rotary Lombardi "Lunch With the Finalists Luncheon, sponsored by the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research. Proceeds from this event supports Cancer Research, Education and Direct Care. The event will be held at the Jesse Jones Rotary House International, 1600 Holcombe Boulevard, on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. (Click on this story heading for ticket information)
|Rotary Lombardi Award Finalists Named||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 21, 2012||
Houston, November 17, 2012 – The Rotary Lombardi Award committee today announced the four finalists for the 2012 Rotary Lombardi Award. The finalists are:
Jadeveon Clowney - University of South Carolina Defensive End
Barrett Jones - University of Alabama Offensive Lineman
Jarvis Jones - University of Georgia Outside Linebacker
Manti Te’o - Notre Dame University Inside Linebacker
|Afghanistan School Project Completed||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Nov 18, 2012||
The project is complete!
What started as a $3,000 District Grant by the Rotary Club of Humble Intercontinental grew into a $10,450 plus project thanks to cash contributions from eight more clubs - Houston, Houston Heights, West U, North Shore, Willowbrook, Baytown, Bear Creek Copperfield and Brazosport.
|Helping Victims of Hurricane Sandy||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Nov 11, 2012||
Hurricane Sandy may have passed but those impacted by the storm are left to work through the process to get their lives back to normal. As those hit by Hurricane Sandy continue the road to recovery there are several ways that clubs in Rotary District 5890 can assist. Click on the MORE link below to find out how you can help.
|District Wine Fellowship Schedule||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 02, 2012||
District Governor Elect Bob Gebhard and Governor-Elect Dave Johnson #5910 are asking you to join forces and start having some Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship. Please go to www.rotarywine.net to sign up for a $20 yearly or $100 lifetime membership. The Houston Area chapter will be holding regular scheduled events, starting with: November 9, 2012: Katy Wine Fest, The Tuscany Villa 3330 F.M 1963 Katy, TX. 77494 www.katywinefest.com for info and tickets. Click on this story heading to see this and future events.
|Houston Mayor Honors Rotarian Thelma Scott||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 31, 2012||
Mayor Annise Parker presented "Disability Advocate of the Year Awards 2012" to four Houstonians honored for "Exceptional Service" to Members of the Disability Community on October 30, 2012. We are proud to report that Rotarian Thelma Scott (Houston NW Sunset Rotary Club) was one of the recipients, in recognition of her tireless efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of young people with disabilities through scholarships, transition assistance and support services, enabling them to become self-sufficient, discover their maximum potential and achieve their academic goals.
|RYLA Youth Leadership Awards to be held Feb 8-10, 2013||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Oct 31, 2012||
It is time once again to begin preparing for the 2013 RYLA weekend. Last year’s Camp RYLA was a tremendous success and the upcoming RYLA weekend promises to be even better. It is only with YOUR help AND the participation of your Club’s members that RYLA can continue to educate youth while helping them develop their leadership potential.
The 2013 RYLA Youth Leadership Awards Weekend will be held February 8 – 10, 2013, at the Carolina Creek Camp, Huntsville, Texas. RYLA is a great activity for Interact Club members and Youth Exchange Students. It is also a great opportunity for Rotaract members to hone their leadership skills. It is time once again to begin preparing for the 2013 RYLA weekend. Last year’s Camp RYLA was a tremendous success and the upcoming RYLA weekend promises to be even better. Please ensure your Club’s Service Chairperson has RYLA information AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! It is only with YOUR help AND the participation of your Club’s members that RYLA can continue to educate youth while helping them develop their leadership potential.
|RI Pres Sakuji Tanaka's Thanks to District 5890||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 29, 2012||
Sakuji Tanaka, President of Rotary International, made a recent trip to visit Houston District 5890. We were honored to have Pres Tanaka as feature speaker at our All Club Meeting (over 600 in attendance), but he stayed over an extra day, visiting many club projects throughout the district. Below is Pres Tanaka's comments in his letter to the District:
"Thank you very much for your gifts. They have arrived in Evanston safely. We appreciate your generosity and the spirit behind it. Thank you for all that you and the Rotarians of the District 5890 did to make my trip to Houston enjoyable. Kyoko and I send you our very best wishes for health and happiness and look forward to working with you again together in Rotary."Sincerely,
Rotary International President 2012-13
|Houston Skyline's Meredith Iler & HelpingAHero.org Featured on Fox 26 News||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 22, 2012||
Skyliner Meredith Maxfield Iler was recently featured in Fox26 "Lonestar Spirit - Woman Sacrifices for Those Who Put it All On the Line" In our Lone Star Spirit segment, we often feature people who are overcoming big obstacles in their lives. Tonight, we're featuring a Houston woman who has committed her life to helping others overcome their struggles and the injuries they've sustained for all of us. Click on Lonestar Spirit - Meredith Iler
Meredith, District Veterans Chair, is working with many Rotary Clubs to support our wounded military veterans, returning from conflicts.
|Patsy Derr, Past RI Regional Foundation Coordinator, Has Passed Away||Posted by Susan C. Howe PDG||on Oct 19, 2012||
I am sorry to report that Patsy Derr, dear friend to so many of us, passed away October 17. Patsy was one of the Good Ones, that only had the best to say about each of us. Funeral services were held Killeen, Texas with internment in Altus, Oklahoma. Patsy was named Rotarian of the Year for 1996 and, in 1997, was named to the District 5870 Roll of Fame. On July 1, 2000 Patsy became the 86th District Governor of Rotary District 5870, the first woman to ever hold this position. In-lieu of flowers, it's requested donations be made to The Rotary Foundation - www.rotary.org
|Rotary District 5890 and HelpingaHero.org invite you to welcome SPC Bradley Thomas, USA (Ret.)||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Oct 16, 2012||
Join Rotary District 5890 and HelpingaHero.org on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:00 am when they welcome home SPC Bradley, Thomas, USA (Ret.) at 6850 Stephen F. Austin Ave, Houston, TX. RSVP to TX@HelpingaHero.org.
|Salute to Veterans luncheon on November 7, 2012||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Oct 11, 2012||
Please save the date and RSVP today and be sure to join us for the Rotary Club of Houston/ West Point Society Veterans Day “Salute to Veterans” luncheon as well as an opportunity to sponsor an active duty soldier, sailor, airmen, coastguardsmen, or marine at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 starting sharply at*11:45 a.m. featuring a timely talk from Brigadier General Kenneth W. Wisian, Commander Texas Air National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Texas National Guard.
|October 23 - Meet the Tuskegee Airmen||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Oct 06, 2012||
You saw the movie "RedTail" now The Greenspoint Rotary Club invite you to have a historic moment by sharing lunch with the original Tuskegee Airmen on October 23, 2012. Don't miss this chance to meet these individuals who made history.
For details on the event click HERE to be taken to details.
|Join Rotaractors for Dynamo Tailgate & Post-Game Party - Oct 6||Posted by Nathalie Cras||on Oct 02, 2012||
Join the Rotaract Club of River Oaks at Little Woodrow’s & Chi’lantro, 1209 Walker Street, Houston, TX (5 minute walk from the Stadium) Tailgate && Celebrate October 6th from 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM for a Good Cause 15 % of your Receipt will be donated to Rotary’s Efforts to Eradicate Polio
|Space Center Rotarian, Dr Greg Smith, Named TX Superintendent of Year!!||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 29, 2012||
(Austin) – Dr Greg Smith, chief executive of Clear Creek ISD in League City, was named Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) by the Texas Association of School Boards in Austin September 28. Smith, superintendent of Clear Creek ISD for four years, serves more than 40,000 students and has 27 years of administrative experience. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree at Oakland University, master’s degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and doctorate at Texas A&M University.
|Rotary Night with the Houston Dynamo - October 6, 2012||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Sep 27, 2012||
Don't forget Rotary Night with the Houston Dynamo on October 6, 2012. Tickets are still available with $5 of every ticket benefiting Polio Plus. If you are interested in attending contact Reyna Gonzalez for tickets at 713-276-7521. More details can be found at the event link: Rotary Night with the Houston Dynamo And don't forget to join the Rotaractors' After the Game Party (See related story)
|Trip Planning Underway to Nicaragua (Nov 1 deadline)||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Sep 22, 2012||
Brenham Rotarian Jim Kite is once again preparing to lead a group of Rotarians to Nicaragua. The group will leave from Houston on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30 pm and return to Houston on Wednesday, December 5th at 11:16 am. The trip cost will be $655 per person which includes ground travel, meals and hotels (double occupancy) plus airfare to and from Nicaragua. Private rooms are available for an additional fee.
This will be an exciting trip, not only because the group will be delivering Christmas boxes to the kids, but they will also get to celebrate the wedding of Maria Jose, who is the first college graduate from the school of the dump.
|LaPorte Rotary to Host Hee Haw Reverse Draw Fundraiser||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Sep 22, 2012||
Make plans to join LaPorte Rotary for their Hee Haw Reverse Draw Fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, 2012, 6pm-11pm. Attire is "Hee Haw, Down Home Country" so you can two-step the night away to live country music.
|Endeavor's Final Visit to Houston||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 19, 2012||
Houstonians have one last chance to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour this morning. The piggy-backed shuttle will take off from Ellington Field at dawn and then do low flybys over Houston just after 7am. Endeavour will then swing by the state capitol in Austin around 8am and then perform a series of flybys at other NASA sites before landing in Los Angeles tonight. If you're out early enough, you may see it as it leaves. The shuttle will eventually land in Los Angeles where it will go on display at a museum. Endeavour arrived in Houston from Florida yesterday morning. Before landing, the shuttle took a tour of Houston. http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8817624
|2013 RYLA Camp (Feb 8-10) Applications for Due Jan 15 2013||Posted by Ole Donaho||on Sep 16, 2012||
It's that time once again to begin preparing for the 2013 RYLA weekend. The 2013 RYLA Youth Leadership Awards Weekend will be held February 8-10, 2013, at the Carolina Creek Camp, Huntsville, Texas. RYLA is a great activity for Interact Club members and Youth Exchange Students. It is also a great opportunity for Rotaract members to hone their leadership skills. Completed applications and fees are due by January 15, 2013 NO applications will be accepted after February 1, 2013 – NO EXCEPTIONS!
|Endeavor's Final Trip Includes Clear Lake/Ellington Field - Delayed||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 06, 2012||
Shuttle visit has been delayed due to weather, will update with more info when available.
Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), will make the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era when it departs, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Endeavor will include the Clear Lake area on its journey, scheduled to make multiple fly-byes, resting overnight, then departing for its final destination, Los Angeles. We hope to get approximate ETA and will let you know. Have a safe trip dear friend, after 122M miles, you deserve better than Los Angeles.
|Rotary Night at Rodeo - Sep 18||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 05, 2012||
Join us for an exciting evening at the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Dinner at 5:30 PM in the Silver Spur Club (located in Campbell Hall) Rodeo begins at 7:00 PM Cost is $25.00 per person, includes dinner at 5:00pm in the Spur Club (air-conditioned), with a cash bar. $5.00 of every ticket will be donated back to Polio Plus.
|Guerrero Clinic - Update from Recent Trip||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 31, 2012||
As you know, several times per year, a team of Rotarians & volunteers make a trek to Guerrero, MX, and accomplish amazing results. They just completed a 2 day clinic (July 5-6), where they performed 114 Cataract surgeries and 10 pterigium surgeries. The group included Dr. Jane Leidlein from Brazosport Rotary Club in Lake Jackson, Dr. Hector De La O from Torreon, Coahuila MX, Dr. Roberto Leal, Dr. Paty Ruiz and Vicky Ruiz, from Chihuahua, MX. The Clinic is located in Guerrero City State of Chihuahua Mexico.
Our next eye Clinic will be October 10th, 2012 Please make plans to participate in the near future.
|Watch Rotary Night at the Skeeters on TV!!||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Aug 24, 2012||
|Memorial Spring Branch Rotary Health Fair||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Aug 19, 2012||
Check out the action from this event hosted by the Memorial Spring Branch Rotary Club.
|All Club Meeting Features RI Pres Tanaka - Sep 27||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 15, 2012||
Mark Your Calendars!!! District 5890 is hosting its All Club Meeting September 27th with Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka as our feature speaker! Seating is limited so register early! Individual tickets are $58.90 each with sponsorship tables of 10 available $750-1,500 Click on Sponsorship Opportunities and find your level of support. The All Club Meeting will be held at the Bayou City Event Center at 9401 Knight St (south of I-610, across from Reliant Stadium) with VIP Reception 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm, General Reception with Cash Bar 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and dinner from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. You can now Register On-Line for this event Please make plans to attend and promote this event in your Club. Join us for this fantastic evening and wonderful opportunity to get to meet President Tanaka.
|Hermann Park Rotary Club Welcomes Ambassadorial Scholar||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Aug 13, 2012||
We are pleased to report that Incoming Rotary Scholar Manu Sharma has arrived in Houston. A group of Rotarians and Rotaractors came to the air port to welcome Manu on his first trip to Houston and America.
Rotarians welcoming Manu were Bill Baremore, Art and Olga Bautista and their daughter, Philip Cras, and Carmen Cuneo. Rotaractors were Nathalie Cras, Evelyn Cras, Mark Solano, Brian and Mike.
|Rotary Friendship Exchange: Opportunities to host families and travel October 2012||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Aug 07, 2012||
Rotary District 5890 has two opportunities for Rotarians to participate in a Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) this October.
|Space Center's Shrimporee - Oct 20||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 06, 2012||
Space Center Rotary will host it's 39th annual Shrimporee on October 20 (11am - 4pm) at Clear Lake Park on NASA Parkway. This year's Shrimporee will be the best ever, with educational, interactive presentations that will intrigue kids and educate parents. Each year, the Shrimporee is Space Center's major event, lots of food & beverages, shrimp and BBQ brisket lunch, live and silent auctions, entertainment, games for the kids and fellowship. The event is free, meals are $15 each. Raffle tickets for outstanding items are available for $10 each, 6 for $50.
|District Membership Seminar - Aug 11||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 31, 2012||
The District Membership Seminar is only 6 days away. Have you registered yet??? What better way to kick-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar on August 11, 2012, at Spring Woods High School, 2045 Gessner, Houston Texas 77080. Registration starts at 8:15AM; Seminar 9:00AM - 1:30pm Click on Membership Seminar to register. August is Membership Month, a special time of the year when the entire Rotary family focuses on Membership Recruitment & Retention.
|Club and District Support Resources from RI||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Jul 26, 2012||
Did you know that RI offers support for clubs and Rotary districts? The Club and District Support office (CDS) provides customized services to district and club level leaders and works to support you in your role. CDS is your key Rotary contact, available to answer any questions you have and connect you to the right resources.
One example of a resource they provide is the document Helpful Resources for Club Officers available in the download section of the District 5890 homepage. This quick reference guide contains links to areas of rotary.org intended for use by club leaders. Save this document to your computer’s desktop or electronic files so that you can easily reference it in the future.
You will also find the CDS team contact sheet in the downloads section. This further details their areas of expertise and how you can easily connect with them for get support.
|Rotary Club of Houston 100th Birthday Bash - Aug 24||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Jul 24, 2012||
The Rotary Club of Houston is celebrating its 100th year with a big party in the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice Hotel on August 24 with a cocktail reception at 6:00 and dinner at 7:00. Edwardian dress is optional. Come be a part of the history at the location where the Rotary Club of Houston held it’s meetings for over 70 years. We are looking forward to a great evening with all of our Rotary friends from District 5890. We are not just celebrating the Birthday of the Rotary Club of Houston; we are celebrating the Birthday of Rotary in the Greater Houston Area.
|PDG Joe Hollingworth has Passed Away||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 23, 2012||
It is with extreme sadness to report that Rotary Past District 5890 Governor Joe Hollingsworth has passed away on July 20, 2012. Service July 25, 2012, 11:00 AM, Chapelwood United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 11140 Greenbay, Houston, Tx 77024, with reception in fellowship hall to immediately follow. Private internment. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Rotary Club of Harrisburg PO Box 266743, Houston, Tx 77207.Click on this story heading to see Joe's obituary from the Houston Chronicle.
|MOCAH: Sharing Art With All||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Jul 14, 2012||
Reginald C. Adams, President/CEO of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) and immediate Past President of the Houston Skyline Rotary Club, recently sat down with Comcast NEWSMAKERS to talk about the work of MOCAH, how it is making a difference in the community, and upcoming projects.
|Skills 4 Living The Game of Real Life July 27-28||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Jul 13, 2012||
The next Skills 4 Living Game of Real Life will take place at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 1612 Memorial Drive, Houston 77024. Dates and times are July 27-28, 7:30am- 4:30am. Rotary is the Charity for the game. Rotarians are needed to assist the during this event. Click on the More link for more details and to learn how to volunteer.
|District 5890 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute - Sep 8-9||Posted by Jon J. Eiche PDG||on Jul 09, 2012||
On September 8-9, 2012 District 5890 will train District Rotarians in a two day workshop designed to improve personal leadership skills. The Institute will be held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center, located at 12715 Telge Road, Cypress Texas. Rotary clubs in District 5890 will have the opportunity to send 2 participants who are interested in assuming greater leadership roles in their Rotary club or community.
|Rotary Foundation approves Global Grant project of $97,110||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Jul 04, 2012||
On July 3 The Rotary Foundation approved our Global Grant in partnership with District 5870 (Austin) and host sponsor club Lome-Zenith and International Sponsor Club Bear Creek-Copperfield to provide insecticide-treated bed nets and water filters, as well as educational activities on disease prevention, to the members of five communities in Togo.
The project was conceived by Brigitte Pahwa the spouse of the immediate Past District Governor of D5870 and was headed up by Suresh Pahwa from that District and Bill Davis from our District 5890.
|Tech Talk (June 2012)||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Jul 04, 2012||
The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers (the cadre) is a group that represents all Rotary districts and a wide spectrum of professional expertise, the cadre is a diverse group of volunteer Rotarians who monitor and evaluate Foundation grant projects all over the world by conducting paper reviews and traveling to project sites to evaluate technical feasibility and compliance with The Rotary Foundation's missions and objectives.
In an effort to keep Rotarians informed of the cadre’s activities, we are now distributing Tech Talk, the cadre’s quarterly newsletter. You can read the latest information at this site: http://tinyurl.com/TT6012
|Parting Thanks from 2011-12 DG Rhonda Walls Kerby||Posted by Rhonda Walls Kerby DG||on Jun 12, 2012||
As I end my year as District Governor, I want to say that I have been truly humbled to serve as your District Governor! I again want to personally thank all the Rotarians in District 5890 for making the past year so special.
I have so many wonderful memories of the last year that it would be impossible to mention them all. The Clubs and Rotarians in District 5890 are amazing, and have done an excellent job at Reaching within to Embrace Humanity to make the world a better place for the less fortunate.
|Rotary's Exclusive Picnic Night with the Sugar Land Skeeters! - Aug 25||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 12, 2012||
Rotary District 5890 has reserved the Picnic Area at Constellation Field for you and your family for an exclusive Picnic Night with the Sugar Land Skeeters. Come join your fellow Rotarians for a night of fellowship and fun on Saturday, August 25. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Picnic Buffet begins at 6:45 pm.
|Waller County's Special Priced MBA Opportunity||Posted by Wayne Ballentine||on Jun 09, 2012||
The Rotary Club of Waller County is pleased to announce to all Rotarians interested in pursuing an Executive MBA the chance to earn one at almost half the price of similar offerings from other institutions. Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business is expanding its graduate program offerings to include an Executive MBA (EMBA). Classes will be held twice a month, on (alternate) Saturdays at the PVAMU Northwest Houston Center located near Tomball Parkway (Highway 249) and FM 1960 at 9449 Grant Road. Students move through their courses as a cohort and focus on one course at a time.
|Video Review of 2011-12 District Conference||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 04, 2012||
Miguel Ottaviano, Memorial Spring Branch, created a video capturing the energy and success of the 2011-12 District Conference which was held last weekend in Horseshoe Bay. Click on the following link to access his video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptC1v-O2peA&feature=youtu.be
|Major District Awards Presented by Governor Rhonda Walls Kerby||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 04, 2012||
At the 2012 District Conference in Horseshoe Bay, District Governor Rhonda Walls Kerby recognized a number of clubs and individuals for outstanding achievement during the 2011-12 Rotary year. Click on this story heading or More to view the recipients.
|2012-13 District Governor & Officers Installation - June 10||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 02, 2012||
We have reached the time for the orderly transition of Rotary leadership. You are invited to attend the Rotary District 5890 Installation of District Officers and the Installation of District Governor Christopher H Schneider. The event will be held Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045 MAP Reception 5:00-6:00pm, Program Begins 6:30pm, Dinner 7:00pm, Installation 8:00pm Dress Code - Business Attire IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE - DG INSTALLATION DINNER
|District Conference at Horseshoe Bay - May 31 - Jun 2||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 14, 2012||
The 2012 District Conference will be held May 31 - June 2 2012, at the outstanding Horseshoe Bay Resort - Marriott in Horseshoe Bay / Marble Falls, TX. Horseshoe Bay Resort, a premier hill country lake and golf resort, lies along the panoramic shores of Lake LBJ in the heart of the Texas hill country. Come celebrate the many accomplishments of District 5890. District 5890 is alive and vibrant. See how to make your club grow and maintain membership. Learn why the Rotary Foundation is important to your Club, District 5890 and the World as a whole.
|Galleria Area Club Moving to Galleria Tennis & Athletic Club - July 2||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 08, 2012||
Effective Monday, July 2, 2012, the NEW Galleria Area Rotary Club meeting location is in the Galleria Mall at the Galleria Tennis and Athletic Club, 5015 Westheimer, Suite 4020 Houston, TX 77056, and phone: 832 325-5100. The entrance to GTAC is on Level 3 (really 4th level since there is a level 2.5) of the Orange Parking Garage #7 off the W. Alabama/McCue Street entrance to Galleria Parking Garage. This entrance is not on the Westheimer side of the Galleria but on W. Alabama, the street behind the main Galleria Mall.
|Space Center's Springoree - May 17||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 30, 2012||
Space Center Rotary's spring fundraiser, Springoree, will be held at the Nassau Bay "highrise" Hilton, 3000 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058 on May 17 starting at 6:00 pm. Great meal, wonderful fellowship, live and silent items, fun will be held by all. Tickets are $75 each. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend.
|Gardening with the Governor - Apr 21||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||on Apr 16, 2012||
District Governor Rhonda Walls-Kerby , and Interact District Governor Eduardo Belalcazar are looking forward to seeing you there! Date: Saturday, April 21st, 10am - 1pm at Rotary Centennial Grove Park (Send me total attending from your Interact club by April 16th)) This is a free event....Sandwiches, chips, and lemonade will be provided for Interactors and Advisers, but you must RSVP
|Houston Rotary Club Celebrates 100th Birthday - Aug 24||Posted by Peggy Ricks||on Apr 13, 2012||
We are busily planning RCH’s birthday party (on August 24th in the Crystal Ballroom of the Rice Hotel, 6:00pm - Cocktail Reception, 7:00pm Dinner). Come one - Come all - To our Birthday Ball! Dawn your top hat and put on your tails; 1912 Costume Attire Highly Encouraged. Bustle your dresses - other parties will pale! Don't miss out on the surprises we've planned! Not an ordinary dinner but a period celebration 1912 is the year - The Rice your destination. $53 per person (for Club 53, of course), $100 per couple (it is our 100th birthday after all) (includes dinner, dancing and more) ($45 per person for tickets purchased prior to 4/15/12) CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket!
|Join District 5890 Group for RI 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand - May 6-9||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Apr 13, 2012||
The International Conventions is just around the corner May 6-9, 2012. The International Convention is a great opportunity to meet fellow Rotarians, learn about ongoing projects, and see how Rotary is making a tremendous impact around the world. Join the District 5890 group organized by Bob Gebhard for an incredible experience.
|Foundation Special Offer - Double Recognition Points - Apr 1-July 1||Posted by Terry R. (28) Ziegler||on Apr 10, 2012||
The Rotary Foundation is offering double Foundation recognition points for all recurring contributions (through Rotary Direct) to the Annual Programs Fund between 1 April and 1 July 2012. Rotary Direct (formerly known as TRF-Direct) is The Rotary Foundation’s recurring giving program. There, you can select an amount, frequency (monthly, quarterly or annually), and contribution method (credit card or bank draft) to donate to our Foundation painlessly. I encourage you to set up recurring gifts to the Annual Fund (Share) and/or PolioPlus, as the other options (giving to the 6 area of focus) do not benefit our District.
What are the promotion details?
|Wayne Beaumier Elected to Disaster Assistance Board||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 05, 2012||
Asst Governor Wayne Beaumier was recently elected to the Disaster Aid USA Board of Directors. Disaster Aid USA was established to provide disaster aid and relief worldwide in accordance with Rotary Guiding Principles of honest and ethical behavior and the 4-Way Test. They have started with an innovative and effectively designed disaster aid package that provides those in need with a new start in family units within their communities. CLEAN WATER + SHELTER = SURVIVAL
|"Rotarians Helping Rotarians"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 19, 2012||
As you remember, now Past District Governor Sunny Sharma encouraged Rotarians to do business with Rotarians. The District developed a comprehensive district directory, listing every member and their vocation to facilitate the Rotarian interaction. The concept was, if you had need for a service or project, wouldn't you prefer to do business with a Rotarian, who follows the 4-Way test OR pick a business through the internet or call someone in the phone book.
Even more importantly, what about the Rotarian who is looking for better opportunity, better environment, has lost their job due to the economy or company downsizing, To facilitate this, we have created a very simple, Rotarians Helping Rotarians web page on our district website.
|Alan Wylie named to Int'l Youth Exchange Committee for 2012-13||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 17, 2012||
Congratulations to Alan Wylie, who has been selected to serve on the International IYE Committee for 2012-2013. RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka has appointed a Youth Exchange Committee to provide guidance and advice to the Board on all aspects of the Rotary Youth Exchange program. It shall, under the direction of the president, develop the program content for the annual Youth Exchange Officers Preconvention Meeting and promote attendance at this meeting. The committee shall consider the RI Strategic Plan in its efforts.
|Rotarains Gift City of Bellaire with Elegant New Landmark||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Mar 16, 2012||
On March 16, 2012, Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotary gifted its namesake city with an elegant new landmark: a fifteen-and-a-half foot clock tower that now graces the central intersection of Bellaire Boulevard and S. Rice Avenue in the heart of Bellaire’s Paseo Park. "We're extremely proud to be able to do this for our wonderful community," club spokesperson, attorney Nan Wagoner said. "The inscription, ‘It’s always time for service above self’, on the commemorative plaque is a Rotary reminder of the importance of community spirit in keeping Bellaire the great place to live and work that it has become - - and it's also the motto that Bellaire Rotarians try to live into every day," she added.
|District 5890 Received 2011 All Star Award||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 15, 2012||
Rotary District 5890 of the Greater Houston Area has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, a select group of Constant Contact customers are honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. Rotary District 5890’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s customer base. Over the past 5 years, District 5890 Lt. Governor Jon McKinnie and his Technology Committee have let the District’s concerted effort to upgrade its communications, create a presence in Social Media and promote public awareness throughout the Greater Houston Area.
|Social Media Workshop Hits RI Website||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 12, 2012||
Last October we organized an morning Social Media Workshop for Rotarians throughout Greater Houston Area, which was held at San Jacinto College, which by the way, overbooked in 3 weeks… We pulled lots of college Rotaractors & high school Interactors into the event, setting them up as trainers & mentors for the adults. The kids were empowered and the adult "students" learned lots about Facebook, YouTube, Twitter. Several of the adults even suggested that our next event to be an all day event.
Well the results of the event's success hit the Rotary International press today. Now 1.2M Rotarians in over 200 countries and visitors to the RI website, from around the world, get to read about the success of our event. Click on the following link: http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/120313_news_rotaract.aspx
|Philip Harris - New Rotary Rockstar for D5890 Interactors||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 09, 2012||
We invited Philip Harris (Space Center Rotarian) to be our keynote speaker at our 2012 Interact District Conference, and he did an amazing job inspiring 400+ Interactors, Rotarians, Rotaractors, RYE students, and parents that attended. Since he was only 7-8 years older than the Interactors, he instantly became the new face of Rotary for them, and reminded them that they don't have to wait "decades", or "forever" as one of my Interactors said, to become a Rotarian. Interactors were asking him to sign the backs of their Interact t-shirts, and they were signing the back of his.
|Cowboy Dinner Cruise at RI Convention - May 6 "SOLD OUT"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 06, 2012||
Come join our Cajun friend & Rotary Int'l Vice-President Noel Bajat and his wife, Sis, who will be hosts at our District 5890's Zone 21b – 27 Cowboys Dinner Cruise on May 6th in Bangkok. The Cruise departs at 7:45pm sharp. The boat will cruise the Chao Phraya river, Thai and International buffet, welcome drink, snacks, tea, coffee, desserts, live music all for a price of $45 per person. Unfortunately, this event has now been "SOLD OUT"
|Club Leadership Training (District Assembly) - May 19||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 29, 2012||
This is a team leadership training for all 2012- 2013 Club Officers and members. Officers & committee chairs will receive training on their specific duties as well as a "Rotary 101" class for new members. 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 2012 - 2013 So mark your calendar for Club Leadership Training (District Assembly) which will be held at Memorial High School, 935 Echo Lane, Houston, TX, on May 19 2012. 8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Training. Deadline for registration is Friday, May 6, 2012
|Attention Interact Seniors: Win Scholarship $$$ In Rotary District Essay Contest||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Feb 25, 2012||
TIME TO SHARPEN THE PENCILS FOR ROTARY DISTRICT 5890's ESSAY COMPETITION! We will award three great scholarships to Interact members (12th Graders Only) from our District who submit the most outstanding essays centered on Rotary's 4-Way Test. First place winner receives a $2000 scholarship, 2nd place scholarship is $1500, and 3rd Place scholarship is $500.
|Helpinga Hero Presents Home to SGT Kendra Coleman - Feb 27, 10:30am||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 22, 2012||
Please join us on Monday morning, February 27th at 10:30am for the HelpingaHero.org Home Presentation for SGT Kendra Coleman. DG Rhonda Walls Kerby & H Ross Perot, Sr will be participating in the ceremonies. Home Address: 26618 Longleaf Valley Dr, Katy, TX 77494 MAP DG Rhonda Walls Kerby will be on hand to present Kendra with a Paul Harris Fellow and recognize Kendra as a proud new member of Rotary.
|Willowbrook Rotary Releases New Youth Exchange Videos on YouTube||Posted by John Mitchell||on Feb 15, 2012||
Willowbrook Rotary Club with support from Rotary International District 5890 has published new videos developed to educate students and parents about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Willowbrook Rotarians Anais Watsky, Gary Aguren and former Rotarian Lois Alberts were instrumental in development of this new media. These new videos present students and parents who have participated in this program to tell about their experiences. If you are interested in applying to become an exchange student; these videos may have the answers to many of your questions. For more information, please call Anais Watsky at 281-370-4200.
These videos may be viewed by clicking the following links:
|2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholars Selected||Posted by Bill Haglund||on Feb 13, 2012||
Four recipients of the 2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships were selected from a pool of applicants sponsored by Rotary Clubs in District 5890 (Greater Houston area) on February 4, 2012.
|Books For the World - Sorting Event - Feb 11||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Jan 30, 2012||
All Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors and their family members and friends are invited to participate in this great International Service Project! Join us Feb 11 2012 from 10 AM - 12:30 PM at Total Quality Books - 3802 Leeland (near Scott & I-45) for our next Books for the World - Book Sorting & Palletizing Event.
|Photos of DG Rhonda & DGN Bob in Pasadena Dance Competition||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 22, 2012||
DG Rhonda Walls Kerby & DGN Bob Gebhard participated in the Pasadena Dance Competition on Saturday night, Jan 21. After weeks of hard practice, we are glad to report our district leaders represented Rotary very well. OK, so maybe they need to keep their day jobs. HA Click on the following link to see photos : Dance Photos
|RI Pres-Elect Tanaka Announces 2012-13 Theme||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 21, 2012||
Rotary Int'l President-elect Sakuji Tanaka will ask Rotarians to build Peace Through Service in 2012-13. Tanaka unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2012 International Assembly, a training event for incoming Rotary district governors. "Peace, in all of the ways that we can understand it, is a real goal and a realistic goal for Rotary," he said. "Peace is not something that can only be achieved through agreements, by governments, or through heroic struggles. It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day and in many simple ways."
Join our leadership efforts to support District Governor-Elect Chris Schneider as he builds toward his year as our District Governor, taking office Jul 1 2012
|Space Center's Floyd Boze Dinner - Feb 7||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 19, 2012||
Space Center Rotary Club would like to invite you to join us at our PAUL HARRIS FELLOW & FLOYD BOZE FELLOW DINNER, in celebration of PDG Floyd Boze 94th birthday on Feb 7, 2012, (social starts at 6pm). The dinner will be held at Bay Oaks Country Club, located at 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77059. Tickets are $35 each, dress is business formal. Please call Art Oswald at 281-461-7876 to RSVP, deadline for meal count is Feb 1st. Following Space Center Rotary Club's tradition, each year we celebrate Floyd’s birthday to honor the first member of our club to be elected District Governor (1981-82). Floyd has served in practically every capacity as a member of the Carthage, San Angelo, Lubbock, and Space Center (since 1973) Clubs. Brother Floyd continues to be a mainstay of Space Center Rotary Club & still maintains a passion for Rotary, evidenced by his 50+ years of perfect attendance.
|Today We Celebrate!!!||Posted by Terry R. (28) Ziegler||on Jan 12, 2012||
The last Polio case identified in India was certified on January 13, 2011. So, today we celebrate One Year of Polio Free India! Many told us it was impossible - there were too many people, they had too many other health problems, many were too hard to get to, many lacked the understanding of vaccines and as recently as 2009, India counted more Polio cases than any other country in the world (741). We are now that much closer to being "This Close" to ending Polio forever!
|All Club Meeting Features RI Pres Banerjee - Feb 9||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 12, 2012||
Mark Your Calendars!!! District 5890 is hosting its All Club Meeting February 9th with Rotary International President Kaylan Banerjee as our feature speaker! Seating is limited so register early! Individual tickets are $50 each with sponsorship tables of 10 available $750-1,500 Click on Sponsorship Opportunities and find your level of support. The All Club Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Reliant Center with VIP Reception 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, General Reception with Cash Bar 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and dinner from 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm. You can now Register On-Line for this event Please make plans to attend and promote this event in your Club. Join us for this fantastic evening and wonderful opportunity to get to meet President Banerjee.
|"Beads for Hope Fundraiser" Project by Children of the Dump||Posted by Jim Kite||on Jan 12, 2012||
A fundraiser for your Rotary, Interact or Rotaract Club, and it also supports an International Rotary service project!! Here's proof that you can do two things at one time! First, you can support a remarkable Int'l Rotary service project, The School of the Dump in Chinandega, Nicaragua. Second, you can raise money for yoru own Rotary club or sponsor a box for your Interact or Rotaract club as a fundraiser for their club.
|Seabrook Rotary Celebration - 20th Anniversary - Jan 21||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 07, 2012||
Seabrook Rotary is having its 20th anniversary on Saturday, January 21st at Lakewood Yacht Club. The event will begin at 6:30 pm Click on Seabrook Rotary 20th Anniversary for more details. Our theme will be "Black Tie and Boots" (formal wear optional) and we will have dinner and dancing to the sounds of Mickey Hobbs. We would like to invite Rotarians throughout District 5890, especially our host club, Space Center Rotary.
|Rotary's Award Winning Float in Today's Rose Parade||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 01, 2012||
Did you catch Rotary's float entry "Inching Toward the End of Polio" in today's Rose Bowl Parade?? If not, click on Rose Parade to see the video and commentary.
|President-Elect Training (PETS) Mar 22-25 2012||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 01, 2012||
Now that the new Rotary year is right around the corner, the new Presidents-Elect should mark their calendars for the 2012 PETS. There is no better preparation than attending PETS which is scheduled for March 22-25 at Hyatt Regency DFW. In fact, attendance at PETS is now required by RI for all president-elects in order to serve as president of your Rotary club. (PETS REGISTRATION & HYATT ON-LINE REGISTRATION ARE NOW ACTIVATED)
|SCRYE 2012 Winter Conference - Jan 27-29||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 26, 2011||
The SCRYE 2012 Winter Conference will be held on Jan 27-29, 2012 in Tulsa and is open to all Rotarians and guests with an interest in this wonderful Rotary youth program. The event is a highlight each year of the Rotary youth exchange program as a result of the diverse training offered and attendance by ~200 exchange students and 125+ Rotarians and guests from the 36 member districts of SCRYE.
|Happy Holidays from District 5890!||Posted by Niki Whiteside||on Dec 22, 2011||
|District 5890 # 1 in Foundation Giving!!!!||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Dec 12, 2011||
Terry Ziegler just received some good end of 2011 news from our Rotary Foundation. As of November 30, 2011, District 5890 is #1 in our Zone in giving to the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation for this Rotary Year! Better yet, our giving is up 107.7% compared to this same time last year! Please click on the current Monthly Contribution Report to see if your club is one of the 41 clubs which has made an Annual Programs Fund contribution this year and if so, please congratulate your members. If you are one of the 22 clubs which has yet to make a contribution this year, please consider doing so by December 31, 2011.
|EarlyAct FirstKnight "Knighting Events" in Dec||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||on Dec 03, 2011||
Several Knighting ceremonies will be taking place during next couple weeks. Please click on any of the following locations for more details:
elaborate school-wide knighting ceremony will acknowledge
teacher-selected students who have best exemplified the EAFK value
taught over the previous grading period. Please join us in supporting this wonderful event.
|President-Elect Training (PETS) Mar 22-25||Posted by Christopher Schneider||on Nov 10, 2011||
The new year signals it's time for incoming Club Presidents to start preparation for their year in office. There is no better preparation than attending PETS which is scheduled for March 22-25 at Hyatt Regency DFW. In fact, attendance at PETS is now required by RI for all president-elects in order to serve as president of your Rotary club.
|Brazosport Club Has Been Busy!!!||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 06, 2011||
Brazosport Rotary has been extremely busy since August. We had our annual shrimp boil and raised approximately $225, 000. Now we are trying to find he best ways to spend it. In September we sponsored a Habitat for Humanity house. We got there on a Thursday morning to a slab and ten days later it was a wonderful 4 bedroom handicapped accessible home. Most of the Rotarians took part in hammering nails, putting up siding, measuring, etc. Such an awesome experience. Last Sunday was the dedication of the house.
|Rotary Clubs Honor Veterans This Week||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 05, 2011||
I am sure all of our Rotary Clubs will be honoring our Veterans this week. I wanted you to be aware of several clubs who have sent their Veteran programs to me for distribution. I have decided to bundle them into a single story with links to each event. Click on this story heading to see the various events.
|Sonia Azad's Story on "GSE Trip to India" Wins Regional Emmy Award||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 05, 2011||
As you remember, Sonia Azad, Channel 13 reporter & Rotary GSE team member, developed and broadcast her "GSE Team Trip to India" special report several months ago. Great publicity for Rotary throughout the Greater Houston Area & around the world. We are thrilled to report that last night, Sonia was given a Regional Emmy Award for her half-hour special report.
|Camp RYLA 2012 - Feb 24-26 2012||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 05, 2011||
Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp will be held the weekend of Feb 24-26 2012 at Carolina Creek Christian Camp facilities which are located eight miles east of Huntsville, TX, between Huntsville and Riverside, TX Questions about RYLA? Click on RYLA Camp 2012 for more information and applications.
|Rotary Friendship Corner||Posted by J. Irene Hickey||on Oct 29, 2011||
Isn’t this cooler weather great? This beautiful, crisp, weather can’t help but put a smile on your face! What a great time in which we live! In last month’s Fellowship Corner, you learned what Skiing, Magicians, Mountain Gorilla Tracking, and Wine all have in commonJ (Fellowships). This month, and in the months to come, you’ll learn more about particular fellowships and the benefits they have to offer.
|Social Media Workshop - Great Success||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 22, 2011||
The District held it's first Social Media Workshop on Saturday, Oct 22, at San Jacinto College - South, to a packed house. There were outstanding speakers, very knowledgeable presenters and great group of attendees. A very supportive group of Rotaractors and Interactors participated also. Click on the following link to view PICTURE ALBUM of the event.
|Social Media Workshop - Oct 22||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 16, 2011||
The District is organizing a Social Media Workshop which will be held October 22, in Building 12 at San Jacinto College - South, which is located at 13735 Beamer Drive, Houston, TX 77089. CAMPUS MAP There will be outstanding speakers, very knowledgeable presenters and staff to offer personal assistance. Registration starts at 8:15am, parallel sessions will start at 9am. The event will end at 1:30.
|Sealy Flag Project Honored 911||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 07, 2011||
The Sealy Rotarians began a flag project last year. Tim McCarty seized the opportunity to show Rotarian patriotism and began a fundraiser by asking his club to sell Flag Sponsorships to their neighbors. Rotarians in Sealy offered to put up and take down flags during the seven major flag holidays for $30 a year. This year Tim expanded the fundraiser to include area businesses, paying $50 for the subscription.
|District Governor 2014-15 Nominations Due Dec 31||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 06, 2011||
Time is getting short. December 31 is the deadline for submission of nominations for District Governor, who will serve District 5890 in year 2014-15. Many Rotarians don't consider themselves as potential candidates, until other Rotarians validate their efforts to make the world a better place. So, I encourage you to think of all the outstanding Rotarians throughout the district and reach out to that special person who stands taller, works harder, and asks for nothing in return.
|Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Recap||Posted by Jon J. Eiche PDG||on Oct 02, 2011||
Seventeen Rotary Clubs from District 5890 were represented at the 2011 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center on September 10-11, 2011. The Institute helps Rotarians improve their personal leadership skills using a highly interactive program led by a team of 13 Facilitators, skilled in adult learning from all corners of the District.
|Memorial Spring Branch's Recap of Health Fair||Posted by Miguel Ottaviano||on Sep 29, 2011||
On August 13, Memorial Spring Branch Rotary Club held its annual Health Fair at Spring Branch Family Development Center. Immunization, school supplies, Backpaks and Fun Fun Fun!!! Click on Video Recap to view their outstanding event
|Univ Area Awards Nursing Scholarships||Posted by J. Irene Hickey||on Sep 19, 2011||
Since 1960, the Rotary Club of the University Area has awarded scholarships to nursing students, and this year, the tradition continued. The 2011 scholarship recipients are Natalie Lewis, Bianca Darrington and Sheila Esparza. All three recipients are currently attending Prairie View University, where they maintain excellent grade point averages. Each has expressed an interest in giving back to the community by helping others.
|Driving Miss Daisy!!||Posted by Angie Jimenez||on Sep 18, 2011||
In 2004 I was chair of the International Committee of the RC of Houston. I was lucky that at one meeting of the District Int'l Committee, was only one empty chair next to a lady, that it happened to be our DG !, Ms D'Lisa Simmons.We became friends. At another meeting she mentioned that she was going to visit the Brenham Club. As I have a place only 10 miles West of there, I offered to drive her to Brenham ,but with the condition to let me show her our weekend place in Burton. This was about 4 hours of round trip driving, with great conversations. I’ve learned in that short time, more about Rotary that you can never dream!
|Skyline Pres Reginald Adams in In-depth Interview||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Sep 13, 2011||
Houston Skyline Club President Reginald Adams participates in an in-depth interview about how the
Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) is serving the community through
the cultural arts of Houston. Great interview.
|Rotary Club of West U Helps Supply YMCA “Operation Backpack”||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 22, 2011||
Hundreds of kids head back to school this week more prepared to learn, thanks in part to the help of the Rotary Club of West U and the Weekly Family YMCA. As part of the Greater Houston-area Operation Backpack (http://www.ymcahouston.org/operation-backpack/), the members of the Rotary Club of West U purchased and stuffed 700 backpacks with school supplies for distribution by the Weekly Family YMCA to children in need, representing two-thirds of the 1,050 backpacks collected there.
|End Polio Now Featured on Channel 26||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 21, 2011||
DG Rhonda Walls Kerby and Polio Plus Chair Terry Ziegler appeared live on Channel 26, this Monday morning, August 22, between 7 - 8AM They discussed Rotary's efforts to eliminate Polio and to promoted our Rotary night at the Astros game against the Pittsburg Pirates.
Click on END POLIO NOW FEATURE to see this morning's interview.
district wide are invited to participate in "End Polio Now" Night with
the Astros. The game will be Wednesday, August 31, 2011 vs. the
|Rotary Nite at the Astros - Aug 31||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 16, 2011||
Rotary is heading out to the Old Ballgame! Rotary Night at the Astros is the August 31, 2011. $2.00 of every ticket sold the Astros are donating to Rotary's Polio Plus Campaign. There is a private reception at the Champions Pavillion. Go to www.astros.com\rotary or call Cody Arnold at 713-259-8315 to purchase over 20 tickets! We need to sell 1000 tickets to get Rotary promos on the big screen before the game. So everyone let's purchase tickets and watch the Astros Strike out Polio!
|Sealy Offers "The Great Lemanski's Rotary Song Book"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 09, 2011||
When Jeri Dulaney was at District Conference this year, she learned that many of the District’s Rotary clubs no longer sang at their meetings. In Sealy, they love to sing because Frank Lemanski’s songs are always so much fun. Ask Jean Love about Frank and his wonderful lyrics. As a club, we wanted to share our songs, so we thought that as an added bonus, we could offer the Great Lemanski’s Rotary Songbook to other clubs if they would make a $30 donation to Polio Plus. That way they get great songs, and we all help with eradicating polio.
|ABC Channel 13 Features "Rotary Books of the World"||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 09, 2011||
ABC Channel 13's Sanya Azad recently presented a feature story on PDG Charlie Clemmons and "Rotary Books for the World". Imagine trying to teach without text books for all students. Teachers overseas have actually been asked to cut the books in half so that they would serve twice as many students. Rotary's response has been to try to supply a complete book to every child that does not have one.
Click on the following link to view the story: Rotary Books for the World
|Thousands of Books Sent to Pakistan to Promote Literacy and Education||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 02, 2011||
Hashoo Foundation, and Rotary Club of Islamabad Margalla in Pakistan received the forty-foot ocean freight container filled with approximately 20 tons of books and educational materials shipped by the Rotary Books for the World Project and The Second Wind Foundation from the Port of Houston.
|Public Relations Tip Corner||Posted by Linda Boggess||on Aug 02, 2011||
Rotary International has a new media Center! It is now easier than ever to download broadcast-quality video, high-resolution print advertisements, billboard graphics, and radio-ready announcements of Humanity in Motion and “This Close” materials — all free. You can also download computer-ready videos to use in presentations or to embed on your website or blog. And all items are adapted for social media, so they can be easily shared with your fans or followers.
|RI's Council on Legislation||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 29, 2011||
As we are now in the first quarter of Rotary’s 2011-12 year, there is less than 6 months to submit proposed legislation for the 2013 Council on Legislation. RI must receive proposed legislation, along with its certification form signed by the district governor and proposer’s purpose and effect statement, no later than 31 December 2011.
|Atlantis - STS-135 Final Shuttle Journey into the Heavens||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 23, 2011||
As we all know, the final journey into the heavens by the Shuttle program, STS-135, "Atlantis" launching on July 8, returning to earth on July 21, rolled to a full stop at 4:57am, thus ending the Shuttle program after 30 years of imagination, effort and execution by Johnson Space Center and NASA. Recognizing the historical enormity of the final landing, Commander Chris Ferguson just after wheels stop said "Mission complete, Houston, After serving the world for over 30 years, the shuttle has earned its place in history, and it has come to a final stop." to which Entry CAPCOM Barry Wilmore replied "We congratulate you, Atlantis, as well as the thousands of passionate individuals across this great space faring nation who truly empowered this incredible spacecraft which has inspired millions around the globe."
Many Rotarians around the world, across America, in Houston, our Clear Lake area and more specifically, as members of Space Center Rotary Club, have contributed to the success of the historically project. Space Center Rotarians include Alan Wylie, Dick Meyers, Gary Johnson, Jack Bacon, Lamar Bowles, Mike Hernandez, Dick Hergert, Tim Kropp, Al Ligrandi,
Jack Lister, Bob Wren, Wayne Young, Geoff Atwater, Philip Harris and many more. Congratulations to each of you for a job well done.
Join us for the sheer power and magnitude of STS-135 Final Launch & Ascent
|Global Grant Project - Malaria Prevention with Bed Nets||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 18, 2011||
At the 2011 PETS in Dallas, the spouses of the District Governors expressed an interest in creating a Global Grant. After some research and reviewing a number of issues, District 5870 (Austin, Round Rock and environs) came up with a simple "malaria prevention project - bed nets". Please consider this very worthwhile International project (we all need an International project checked off our "To Do List") Click on this story heading to learn more.
|Leadership Training Institute - Sept 10-11||Posted by Linda Caruso||on Jul 02, 2011||
On September 10-11, 2011, District 5890 will train selected District Rotarians who will participate in a two day workshop designed to improve their personal leadership skills. Clubs in the district are invited to send two Rotarians that would like to participate in the interactive workshop on September 10-11, 2011 Clubs may send a maximum of 2 members and the class will be limited to the first 24 who send in the registration fee of $250.
The Institute will be held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center located at 12715 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas 77429, Information on the conference center may be found on the Northwest Conference Center website at www.northwestforest.com
|Welcome to Rotary District 5890||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 01, 2011||
As District Governor, I would like to welcome you to Rotary District 5890, comprised of 62 outstanding Rotary Clubs and over 3,000 community service minded Rotarians, located throughout the Greater Houston Area. District 5890 is one of over 500 districts within Rotary International, which represents over 1.2M Rotarians worldwide.
Rhonda Walls Kerby
|Outstanding Video Captures the Essence of DG Rhonda Walls Kerby's Installation||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jun 05, 2011||
Over 300 attended the incoming District Governor Rhonda Walls Kerby's installation at Minute Maid Park on June 5. An excellent venue which not only installed all the District Leadership, Rotaract and Interact Leadership, but featured the future of Rotary, the outstanding Youth Exchange program of District 5890, led by our favorite kid at heart, Alan Wylie.
Click on the following link to view a wonderful video compiled by Miguel Ottaviano which is now posted on the District's YouTube website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOfAy-epXrU
|National Day of Service and Remembrance 9-11||Posted by Ed Charlesworth PDG||on Jun 03, 2011||
Rotary District 5890 will be presenting the 1st Annual National Day of Service and Remembrance Community Service Award this year, in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. September 11 is officially designated National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks. September 11 was officially recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, passed with strong bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama in April, 2009.
|Rotaract District Conference - Jun 11||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 31, 2011||
The Rotaract District Conference 2011 is scheduled for June 11 at University of St. Thomas, Malloy Hall Boardroom 3800 Montrose Houston, TX 77345. General Meeting will start at 9am. Registration must be completed online. For more detail, click on District Conference 2011 To register online, click on Registration
|DG Sunny's Recap of RI Convention in New Orleans||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 30, 2011||
Rashmi and I just returned from the International Convention, which was held in New Orleans last week. Over 18,500 Rotarians and guests attended the gathering and fun times were had by all. The HOC did a fabulous job of organizing great speakers and entertainers. Bill Gates was mesmerizing and reassuring in his commitment to Eradicating Polio as his top priority. President Ray personally invited over 200 SCRYE Students and they brought the house down with their flag ceremony and a number of beautiful songs. The harmony and togetherness among the students from all over the world reassured Rotarians that our YE Program is the best in bringing down the boundaries and building Peace and Goodwill among all nations of the world.
|Operation USO Phone Bank - Memorial Day||Posted by Denis DeBakey||on May 26, 2011||
Houston Rotarians Honor our Veterans this Memorial Day through their Support of the USO Rotary Club of Houston member Lavonne Cox, announced this week that KPRC Channel Two will operate its second annual Operation USO Phone Bank this Monday. Lavonne, President/Founder of the USO Auxiliary, an all volunteer support organization for the USO, said, "For the first time in our history, more than half our military are married. No other organization does more than the USO to strengthen the vital connection between our troops overseas and our military families. And through Operation Enduring Care serving our Wounded Warriors and many other comprehensive programs, the USO does more for our veterans, our serving military men and women, and their families, than any other 501(C3) veterans organization. We look forward to great Houston support for this Memorial Day event"
|Nicaragua Upcoming Trip - July 20-27||Posted by James M. Kite||on May 26, 2011||
It is time to plan for you to join us on our July, 2011 trip to Nicaragua. The trip will be July 20- July 27, 2011 and I hope you will be able to accompany us. We will be seeing all of our projects this time. An itinerary of our day to day activities will follow this announcement in a couple of weeks.
|Galleria Area - Game of Real Life||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 25, 2011||
The Game of Real Life is an award winning, 100-hour financial, career and college planning curriculum. The students attend classes over a three or four week period where they use critical thinking, team building and leadership skills to create an expectation for their lives.
The Rotary Club of Galleria Area invites you to play with us in the Game
of Real Life. Career Mentors are needed on June 21, 22, 23, July 5, 6
& 7 to have lunch with the students and share your life
experiences. Also we need Rotary members and friends to be interviewers
of the students from 8am to noon on July 15 and some to stay and train
the students for a business model in the game on the afternoon of July
15. On July 16, the students will be Rotary employees managed by Rotary
|Highlights of RI Convention in New Orleans||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 24, 2011||
The Rotary Int'l Convention in New Orleans is coming to a close today. I'm sure Rotarians around the world not only got a great experience by attending the convention, but they got a great "taste of New Orleans". Only problem is food flavor is directly proportionate to the calorie count!!!!
To view the video highlights of the Convention, click on this story heading.
|Incoming District Governor Rhonda Walls Kerby's Installation - Jun 5||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 21, 2011||
Please come and join the Katy Rotary Clubs as it hosts the District 5890
Officer Installation. The event is being held this year on June 5,
2011 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Station at Minute Maid Park. Not only are District 5890 officers being installed, but the District
Interact and Rotaract Officers and Club Presidents are being installed
Click on Installation Registration to make reservations.
|Monthly Foundation Meetings Scheduled Throughout the Year||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on May 20, 2011||
Every District 5890 Rotarian is invited to attend the new "Eat and Educate" events throughout the coming Rotary Year. Each monthly meeting will examine a different area of The Rotary Foundation. Starting with an overview of our Rotary Foundation and it's purpose on June 13, 2011, they will go into more detail about Grants, Fundraising, Scholars, Polio Plus, Future Vision, understanding the TRF reports, and more as the year goes on.
|Update - PDG Charlie Clemmons Recovery from By-Pass Surgery||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 20, 2011||
(May 21, 2011) I received a text messge from Barbara that Charlie continues his recover and has been moved to Room 3359. She reports that Charlie is progressing, a little tired and is trying to rest. She adds, "Thanks for all the prayers and concern everyone has shown"
I was pleased to report to Barbara that so many Rotarians across the District relayed their prayers and best wishes, that I decided to not forward them to Barbara cell phone under the fear that I would flood her cell phone.
Please keep PDG Charlie and Barbara in your prayers.Proves again, prayers do work!!!!!!
|Only Walk-Up Tickets are Available for Cowboy Breakfast at RI Convention in New Orleans||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 20, 2011||
District 5890 is hosting our infamous TEXAS COWBOY BREAKFAST on Tuesday, May 24th. ADVANCE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, AS OF MIDNIGHT FRIDAY MAY 21st. Cost for day of event walkups will be $40 cash or check only. The Bus Trip and Oceana Grill dinner are SOLD OUT. Click on this story heading for additional information about the Texas Cowboy Breakfast, Bus Trip and Oceana Grill Dinner.
|New Orleans RI Convention May 21-25||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 20, 2011||
It's time for Rotary Int'l Convention to roll into the "Bid Easy" Hope you have made plans to attend the convention this year. Kick Back & Let the Good Times Roll . Click on the following links for More Info: Find out more about New Orleans! Also, download the convention logo and watch the 2011 RI Convention promotional video.
District 5890 had 75 rooms reserved at Harrah's for the International Convention. Click on Harrah's Hotel Reservations to reserve your room. (These rooms are on a first come-first served basis)
|Polio Plus Giving Update||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on May 20, 2011||
Thanks to all of you who have donated to the Polio Plus $200 MilChallenge. Today, our District Clubs and Rotarians passed the $600,000 milestone in giving to the $200 Mil Challenge, ranking us in the top 25 of all 535 Rotary Districts Worldwide!
Rotarians have donated a total of $169 Mil since the start of the $200 Mil Challenge in 2007 and a total of over $1 Billion since the start of Polio Plus in 1985.
If you are a Polio Plus Society Member (who has pledged to give $100/year for Polio) please make your donation soon if you have not already done so. Let me know if you don't know how or where to make your donation.
|District Assembly Wrap-Up||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 17, 2011||
Rotary year 2011-12 was kicked off by incoming District Governor Rhonda Walls Kerby this past Saturday, May 14 in Katy. An enthusiastic group of incoming club and district leaders were well represented. DG Rhonda ushured in the new Rotary year, while presenting the 2011-12 Rotary Theme, "Reach Within to Embrace Humanity" which she received at the International Assembly from incoming RI President Kalyan Banerjee,
Click on the following link, District Assembly Photos to gain access to the many photos taken during the event.
Welcome aboard everyone and get ready for the experience of a lifetime, Rotary style.
|Ambassadorial Scholar Update||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 16, 2011||
Thomas Mendez, one of our Rotary District 5890 Ambassadorial Scholars that just returned from his scholarship year studying aboard in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has started an excellent summer program. Thomas, and one of his fellow University of St. Thomas graduates, Joseph Morton, have started the Paideia Summer Academy which they began to prepare promising high school students for success in college as academic and social leaders.
|Dr R Bowen Loftin, A&M President to Speak at Houston City Club - May 19,||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 12, 2011||
Dr R Bowen Loftin, 24th President of Texas A&M will be guest speaker at Rotary Club of Houston's Luncheon Program at Noon on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Houston City Club, One City Club Drive, Houston, Texas 77046 (713) 701-7789 Come join us and enjoy food, fellowship and a great speaker.
|Ambassadorial Scholars Attend District Conference||Posted by John Mitchell||on May 08, 2011||
District 5890's four Ambassadorial Scholars attending the District Conference include from left Thomas Mendez, Renee McKeon, Daniella Romero, and David Lichte. Thomas and Renee have returned from their studies abroad. Tom was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the 2009/2010 school year. Renee presented her experiences in Peru to District Rotarians at the recent Conference. Daniella sponsored by the Kingwood Rotary Club is preparing for her visit to Switzerland where she will study international relations. David is sponsored by the Willowbrook Rotary Club and is preparing for his year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he will undertake graduate business studies.
|Club Leadership Training (District Assembly) - May 14th||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 30, 2011||
District 5890 will be conducting its Club Leadership Training (Club Assembly) on May 14th, 2011 at James E. Taylor High School, 20700 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450. Registration begins at 8:30 am, Continental Breakfast and Networking. Training begins at 9:00 am and should conclude around 2:00 pm. Lunch will be served.
This is a team leadership training for all 2011- 2012 Club Officers and members. Each officer will receive training on their specific officer duties as well as a "Rotary 101" class for new members. 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 2011 - 2012
You can register and pay on-line, just click on REGISTRATION Or you can click on this story heading to access the paper form of registration and to learn more about this event.
|Tornado Relief Project - Call To Action||Posted by Ed Charlesworth PDG||on Apr 30, 2011||
We have seen the devestating results of the massive tornados that swept throughout the south. District 5890 has risen to the occasion many times, assisting those in harms way, and we can do it again. Local Rotary District 5890 Rotarians, Hurley Johnson and Hugh Conway, traveled to Alabama to help the inhabitants of Hackleburg and will be leading our relief efforts. PDG Ed Charlesworth will have the Rotary Trailer at District Assembly, so bring your donations of cash, clothing, water, generators, chain saws, etc. We should be able to fill up the Rotary Trailer, and use the donated cash to purchse addition needed items.
Please send contributions for our Rotary Disaster Relief Committee to District Treasurer Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Road, Pasadena, TX 77505 or click the link below to make online donations. For more information please contact PDG Ed Charlesworth, 281-890-8575, email@example.com or Ivan Butterfield, 281-431-2254, firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's show our neighbors in Alabama that we are there for them.
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|District Membership Seminar - Aug 13||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 30, 2011||
August is Membership Month, a special time of the year when the entire Rotary family focuses on Membership Recruitment & Retention. What better way to kick-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar at North Shore Senior High. Registration starts at 8:15AM; Seminar 9:00AM - 1:30pm Club Presidents are encouraged to personally lead a delegation of their club membership committee, along with President-elect, secretary, program chair and any other interested members. (Especially the "Newbees") Our District Membership Chair, Ibrahim "Abby" Abou-Awdi, has developed an agenda of top speakers who will offer creative and innovative ideas to help your club meet its March 31, 2012 target. Take this opportunity to spend quality time with District leaders, your Asst Governor and your Area Membership Chair.
|Lavonne Cox Receives Mayor Annise Parker's Commendation||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 22, 2011||
Lavonne Cox, Past Rotary Club of Houston board member and 2010 Distinguished Citizen Committee Chair, received a Commendation for Outstanding Volunteer Service from Mayor Annise Parker's Volunteer Initiatives Program on April 21st .
|Rotary Honors Houston Rodeo: Living the Legacy||Posted by Geraldine Mullins||on Apr 14, 2011||
The Rotary Club of Houston announced the 49th presentation of the Rotary Club of Houston's Distinguished Citizen Award at Bayou City Event Center for Saturday, May 14. This year's Rotary honoree is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, represented by its chairman, Charles R. "Butch" Robinson. The event will be held on May 14 2011 from 6:30 - 10:00pm at Bayou City Event Center, 9500 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77054
|Rotary gives orphans new school uniforms||Posted by Anais G. Watsky||on Apr 07, 2011||
Orphans and Disadvantaged Children Benefit from District Grant
Rotarians from District 5890 in Houston Texas and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Willowbrook Texas gave support to orphans and disadvantaged children in district 9400 through a district grant for school uniforms in rural areas surrounding Nelspruit, SA. The grant was in partnership with the Rotary Club of Nelspruit, South Africa which is a Future Vision District.
From the Rotary Club of Nelspruit and the children of the rural communities who benefited from this grant THANK YOU DISTRICT 5890 for your generosity.
|2011 Dist. Conference, Hyatt Lost Pines, Apr 28-30||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 04, 2011||
The 2011 District Conference will be held April 28 - 30, 2011, at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort & Spa in Bastrop, TX. Come see all the activities of District 5890. District 5890 is alive and vibrant. See how to make your club grow and maintain membership. Learn why the Rotary Foundation is important to your Club, District 5890 and the world as a whole. Click on "Conference On-Line Registration" now and register for this outstanding event.
Please click on the conference Promotional Video on YouTube and learn more about the amazing facilities.
And did I mention golf?? Lisa Faith Massey & Croby Leschber have organized an outstanding
District Conference Golf Tournament, which will be held April 28th, start time will be 10 am. Wolfdancer Golf Club
is ranked 6th top course in TX. Participation fee - $125. Click on the following link
for more details - District Conference Golf Tournament Wolfdancer course is located on the grounds of Hyatt Lost
Pines Resort (site of District Conference)
|Teamwork at Its Very Best||Posted by J. Irene Hickey||on Mar 29, 2011||
An advantage of Social Networking and the knowledge gleaned from using the various social networking tools is the ability to learn something new about businesses, projects and needs in both the local communities and in the world. As information is learned and shared, new relationships are formed. In the first quarter of 2011, a new relationship was formed between three very different organizations that touch the greater Houston community overall. The Rotary Club of the University Area (RCUA) joined forces with the Houston Branch of the Xerox Women’s Alliance Texas Chapter (TWA) and with the Xerox Community Involvement Foundation (XCIP), to support two local charities: Dress for Success and Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.
|To Tweet or Not to Tweet???||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 25, 2011||
It seems you hear about new social media tools available through the web on an almost daily basis and that each one is billed as a “must have” resource. One tool that is heard about regularly is Twitter, www.twitter.com. So what is Twitter and how can it be used effectively to support Rotary?
|District Youth Exchange - # 1 in All North America||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 28, 2011||
On February 12, 2011, in Sacramento, California, Rotary District 5890 was recognized at the North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN) conference as the #1 district in Rotary Youth Exchange for all of North America, including Canada, the USA, and Mexico. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of the numerous Rotary clubs / Club Youth Exchange Officers / Club Committees throughout our district and the tireless efforts of the district youth exchange committee. Thank you to everyone who have contributed to this monumental award for District 5890.
|Humble Celebrating the Past, Present & Future of Rotary||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 27, 2011||
A very special and moving evening was enjoyed by 200 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Exchange Students, Ambassadorial Scholars, Women of Rotary, former Rotarians and guests as the Rotary Club of Humble Intercontinental "Celebrated the Past Present Future of Rotary". We honored our Charter Members ,Past Presidents and their survivors. The anniversary date of Rotary was chosen for this event.
|PDG Ken Smallwood Will Be RI President's Representative to 2011 District Conference||Posted by Bill Haglund||on Feb 22, 2011||
2003-04 District 6970 PDG Ken Smallwood from Orange Park, Florida will serve as Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith's representative to our 2011 District Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Bastrop on April 28-30th.
|Houston Chevron Marathon - Jan 30||Posted by John Hinojosa||on Feb 19, 2011||
In what may be a first for Rotary Clubs in District 5890, we have a limited opportunity to take advantage in participating in the Houston areas’ single largest day sporting event of the year – the Houston Chevron Marathon, held on January 30, 2011. This event which will be seen by over 1 million television viewers, 200,000 spectators, and attract 55,000 people over a two day period is a Public Relations/Image “must” for Rotary International, and the District 5890 clubs. This event will receive coverage by all media network television stations, newspapers, and the like. Click on Houston Chevron Marathon to see the Rotary YouTube video.
|PDG Floyd Boze Update||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 18, 2011||
As some of you may know, Past District Governor Floyd Boze has been in St John's Hospital in Clear Lake for approx. 2 weeks Floyd underwent surgery on Feb 9th and has been recovering in ICU.
His daughter, Ann Beaty report Friday: "Dad will be transferred today (Friday) to the rehab floor of Clear Lake Regional Hospital. They encourage visitors, but ask that they come after 3pm each day. Please thank everyone for all their prayers and concerns. God has given us a miracle with Dad's recovery.
|2011-12 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars Selected||Posted by Bill Haglund||on Feb 16, 2011||
Three recipients of the 2011-2012 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships were selected from a pool of applicants sponsored by Rotary Clubs in District 5890 on February 5, 2011.
|"Come Join Us" - New Inspiring Rotary Song||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 12, 2011||
While sitting in the audience of the 2010 International Assembly in San
Diego, California, USA, professional speaker and songwriter Jerry Mills
was awestruck by the message and multimedia presentation of 2010-11 RI
President Ray Klinginsmith's theme address. "Up to that point, Rotary
had been a concept. After that, it became a passion."
|DG Sunny Sharma & Vicki Brentin - Haitian Daily Journal||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 12, 2011||
We are thrilled that District Governor Sunny Sharma and Houston Club Past President Vicki Brentin have safely returned from their very successful journey to Haiti. They departed Sunday via Miami for 2/7 arrival in Haiti and returned on 2/11. Click on this story heading, to access each day's adventures.Vicki writes: We are all safely home, feeling especially blessed with a very productive trip. Thank you all for your care, concern, prayers and support this past week. I will try to summarize the last 2 days.
|Heights Rotary Shrimp & Crawfish Boil and Auction||Posted by Charlie Thorp PDG||on Feb 07, 2011||
Heights Rotary is having it's Annual Shrimp & Crawfish Boil with a Live and Silent Auction.
It will be on April 2, 2011 from 11 - 3:00 pm at the SPJST Lodge on 15th and Beall.
There will be childrens games with hot dogs and hamburgers. We will also have Art Cars on exhibit and a car for kids to decorate.
The cost is $12.00 for Adults and $4.00 for children 10 and under.
Please come and support the Heights Club with all of their future charities.
For further information contact Wade Bradford at 713.240.7029
|NASA - Space Station Assembly||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 31, 2011||
Since the political debate on our Space Shuttle's end-game has been front page news, I thought you would appreciate an antimated review of the International Space Station's assembly. Click on the following link: Space Station Assembly
|Bill Gates Interview - Polio Efforts Update||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 28, 2011||
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invites all Rotarians to watch a webcast about the extraordinary progress in the fight to eradicate polio and the enormous lifesaving potential of vaccines. Where: www.gatesfoundation.org ; also available on demand
|Greenway/River Oaks Texas Hold'Em Poker Tourney - Feb 4||Posted by Jack Wallace||on Jan 15, 2011||
OK, all you Texas poker players, this is the chance to participate in a Rotary fundraiser and prove your worth in poker chips. Greenway/River Oaks Rotary Club is hosting its Annual Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament, which will be held at Angie's Little Rotary House, 1291 N Post Oak, #100, Houston, TX 77055, on February 4 starting at Noon
|Highlands 36th Annual Chili Feast, Raffle & Auction - Feb 5||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 02, 2011||
Rotary Club of Highlands will host its 36th Annual Chili Feast Raffle & Auction on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 11am - 3pm, at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 808 S. Main, Highlands, TX 77562. A GREAT CHILI BOWL is only part of the fun at each year's Rotary Chili Feast. Music, Fantastic Raffle Prizes including a new 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, Drinks and Desserts, Live and Silent Auctions make for a great day with lots of friends and neighbors. Come join us at our Highlands tradition for over 35 years.
|SCRYE Conference - Jan 28-30||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Dec 28, 2010||
The SCRYE 2011 Winter Conference will be held on Jan 28-30, 2011 in Tulsa and is open to all Rotarians and guests with an interest in this wonderful Rotary youth program. The event is a highlight each year of the Rotary youth exchange program as a result of the diverse training offered and attendance by ~200 exchange students and 125+ Rotarians and guests from the 35 member districts of SCRYE.
|EarlyAct First Knight Training - Dec 2||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 28, 2010||
EarlyAct First Knight training to be held this week on Thursday, Dec 2 at Eiland Elementary School (Klein ISD - 6700 N Klein Circle Dr Houston, TX 77088-1500 (832) 484-6900). Teacher training begins at 4:30 pm for Teachers/Principles/Supervisors and Rotary handbook training at 5:30 pm for Rotarians. Rotarians may share this program with school principals or significant others who are interested in a strong research-based character development program.
For more info, contact:
|District 5890 Hosts a Bookleggers Summit - Jan 8||Posted by Charlie Clemmons PDG||on Nov 26, 2010||
In Houston on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 9 am until 5 pm, District 5890 will host a summit of Rotary book collectors and shippers from around North America. The location will be Angie’s Little Rotary House, 1291 North Post Oak Rd., Suite 100. We will be featuring the incoming District 9400 Governor and wife. District 9400 includes the northeastern portion of South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, and southern Mozambique. Also presenting will be the key people from the collection centers in Southern California, Wisconsin, and New York State as well as Dallas and Houston.
|Rotary Lombardi Award - Dec 8||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 18, 2010||
The Houston Rotary Club will again host the Rotary Lombardi Award Presentation December 8 from 7:45pm - 9:30pm at the George R Brown Convention Center located downtown Houston. This year, there will be special pricing structure for Rotarians.
Rotarian Special Package Discount:
$375.00 VIP Package/Admission to all ticketed events & to include Souvenir helmet and t-shirt.
$200.00 12/8 VIP Linemen's Reception & Preferred Seating at the Awards Presentation
$ 75.00 General Admission
$ 25.00 Student Admission
Please find details about the event at: Rotary Lombardi Award The event gets better and better each year. Let's show strong Rotary support for this premier event!
|Reporting Club Officers to RI Goes Digital||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 12, 2010||
It is now time to update your Rotary club officers for the incoming 2011-12 year. According to your Rotary Club Bylaws, elections of club officers are to be held each year by 31 December and reported to Rotary International as soon as results are known. This year, all Rotary club officers are expected to report their incoming officers online using Member Access on the Rotary Website.
|New Member "Family Social" At DG's Home Nov 13||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Nov 08, 2010||
On November 13 from 5-8pm, the District Membership Committee has scheduled a social event for new Rotarians and their family to meet and get to know their District Leadership & it's FREE. This event will be hosted by District Governor Sunny Sharma at his home. Click here to Register
We encourage all new Rotarians (since Jan 1), Club Presidents, AGs and AMCs to mark their calendars and plan to attend this event. In keeping with our "Family of Rotary" theme, all attendees are encouraged to bring their family members.
|Baytown's "Glo-Ball" Golf Tourney - Nov 8||Posted||on Oct 29, 2010||
Baytown Rotary Club is sponsoring its 10th annual "Glo-Ball" Golf Tournament at Goose Creek Country Club, on Monday, November 8 2010. Registration starts at 1:30pm, shotgun start at 2:15pm First half will be in daylight, back nine will be at dark.
|Cy-Fair's BBQ Dinner & Dance - Nov 13||Posted||on Oct 29, 2010||
Cy-Fair Rotary Club will be hosting its annual fundraiser, a BBQ Dinner & Dance, to be held at Jersey Village Civic Center, on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 6:00pm. Please come enjoy the fellowship and support our community service projects.
|"Be A Friend Dinner" Review||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 29, 2010||
On Friday night, October 22, 2010, Rotary District 5890 and its 63 Rotary Clubs hosted the Be A Friend Dinner. This evening, per District Governor Sunny Sharma was "Fricking Awesome". The event was an enjoyable evening for everyone and a platform where our Rotary Clubs within District 5890 could build relationships, yes the very community RI President Ray Klinginsmith asks us to build, with 18 incredible non-governmental organizations with whom our Rotary Clubs are currently working in partnership.
Click on Be A Friend Review to access a video which truly captures the essence of the event (video produced by Rotaractor Cimela Kidonakis)
|Purple Pinkie Project||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||on Oct 26, 2010||
The PURPLE PINKIE PROJECT IS COMING, and our District 5890 Interact clubs need your support in this fundraising effort for PolioPlus! Last year, our D5890 Interactors collectively raised over $13,000 for PolioPlus, and they want to exceed that amount this year. The Purple Pinkie Project has been selected again by our Interact district officers to be our "Group District 5890 Interact Fundraising Challenge Project" during the first semester of school. This announcement was made at the District 5890 Interact Club Round-Up (District Assembly) on September 24th by Interact District Governor, Eduardo Belalcazar. 100% of the funds that the D5890 Interact clubs collectively raise will be donated to Rotary's PolioPlus program.
|"No Passport Required" - Nov 12||Posted by Bill Haglund||on Oct 20, 2010||
You are invited to an upcoming Rotaract Event Benefiting Projects of Ambassadorial Scholars that is being hosted on November 12th by Rotaract D5890 at the home of PDG Ed and Robin Charlesworth, 11407 Hylander, Houston, TX. This event is being organized by the hard working Rotaractors of District 5890 in order to raise funds for the projects that District 5890 Ambassadorial Scholars have identified in their host countries.
|Books of the World Ships 100th Container||Posted||on Oct 11, 2010||
This month, our Books For The World – International Service Project is proud to announce the shipment of our 100th _ 40' shipping container of books to Rotarian led literacy projects in Africa, India and other countries around the world. We currently need help moving pallets of books from Total Quality Books (6309 Long Dr., Houston, TX 77087) to our export shipper EXEL (9705 Hwy 225, La Porte, TX 77571).
|MOCAH Honored by Keep Houston Beautiful||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 04, 2010||
Keep Houston Beautiful recently informed the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) that the Earth Day Festival Mural: Paint for the Planet has been selected to receive an Honorable Mention Award in the 2010 Mayor's Proud Partners Awards Program. As you may recall the community art project was organized by Houston Skyline's Reginald Adams and sponsored by the Rotary District.
Congratulations to Reggie Adams, MOCAH's President/ CEO and Ann Wright, District 5890 Public Image Committee Chair for a job well done.
|Galleria Area's Oil Baron's Ball - Oct 15||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Oct 01, 2010||
The Galleria Area Rotary Club is again pleased to present the Oil Baron's Ball to be held on Friday, October 15, 2010, (Cocktails 6:30pm, dinner & auction 8:00 pm) at the Hotel Derek, 2525 W Loop S Fwy, Houston, Texas. (Black Tie & Boots for the Gents, Texas Fancy for Ladies) Entertainment to follow by The Spiffingtons.
|Polio Plus Society Dinner - Sep 24||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Sep 12, 2010||
Celebrate the Final Days of Polio at the Polio Plus Society Dinner on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at The City of Southside Place Clubhouse, 3700 Garnet St., Houston, TX 77005-3716
|Interact Roundup - Oct 2||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||on Sep 12, 2010||
The Interact Roundup has been scheduled for Oct 2 2010 from 8:00am - 1:30pm, to be held at Pasadena High School. There is no cost and we will provide breakfast kolaches & lunch, but please RSVP Click on this story header for more details.
|Univ Area Delivers Fire Truck to Tampico||Posted by J. Irene Hickey||on Sep 06, 2010||
Under the leadership and guidance of outgoing president Art Bautista and the hard work and tireless efforts of dedicated club members, the Rotary Club of the University Area (RCUA) brought to fruition an undertaking that truly defined generosity and caring across borders. It began with a simple request for help and ended with a dream fulfilled; a beautiful concert played by many generous musicians.
|Grants Committee Approves Projects 2010-11||Posted by Bill Davis||on Sep 02, 2010||
The Grants Committee met on September 1 and approved District Grant awards amounting to $31,000 to sixteen different clubs and Global Grants of $8,000 each to two clubs. These awards are conditional upon all clubs being current in their payment of dues to the District and to Rotary International as well as having completed the necessary steps to be qualified under the Pilot District rules.
|District Foundation Seminar - Sep 25||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 16, 2010||
The District Foundation Seminar will be held Sept 25 at Houston Community College Southwest, 5601 West Loop South, Room 101, Houston TX 77081 from 8:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. The Rotary Foundation Trustee Vice Chair John Germ will be the featured speaker. This year the District has planned an exciting Foundation Seminar that every Club in the District needs to attend. Not only will the Clubs learn more about the Programs of the Foundation, but they will learn how to get money in the future for their Club Projects through District Grants and Global Grants.
|Family Night At The Astros - Thurs Evening, Sep 9||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Aug 14, 2010||
The Rotary Night at the Houston Astros vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers benefiting "End Polio Now" will be held Thursday, September 9, 2010. The Champions Room will be open at 6:00 PM for members and guests. There will be 10,000 "End Polio Now" t-shirts distributed free, courtesy of Hess Corp.
The discounted ticket prices are: Field Boxes $24 (600 Rotary reserved), Bullpen $17 (250 Rotary reserved), Mezzanine $14 (250 Rotary reserved). To gain access to more details and links to order tickets, click on this story heading.
|"Be A Friend" Dinner - Oct 22||Posted by Michelle Bohreer||on Jul 31, 2010||
This Friday, October 22, from 7:00-10:00pm, District 5890 is hosting its "Be A Friend" Dinner to honor Non-Government Organizations (NGO) with whom Rotary Clubs throughout the district have a wonderful working relationship. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 8686 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77054
We would like to invite you to an evening of awards, fun, food and entertainment.
Registration will open at 6:00pm. Be sure to register early enough to review all the auction items.
The dress is "Black Tie Optional"
|Skyline's Edible Garden Work - Sep 11||Posted by Corbett Parker||on Jul 19, 2010||
"Rotary Houston Skyline invites all Rotarians to STEP FORWARD and SERVE on Saturday, September 11th from 9am-Noon. We will be updating the edible garden we previously installed and using the garden to teach the students and their parents about sustainability, agriculture, and nutrition. Picnic to follow. We want 5890 Rotary Clubs and fellow Rotarians to join us in partnering with Pepperdine University's Houston Chapter on STEP FORWARD DAY.
|Celebration of Life||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jul 18, 2010||
Way too often, Rotarians pass from our world and many friends and fellow Rotarians are unaware of their passing. This article is intended to be a repository for those who have passed, to "Celebrate Their Life". A celebration of their family, life's experiences and accomplishments. To view those individuals or to add someone to the chronicles, click on this story heading or "More"
|EarlyAct FirstKnight||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||on Jul 12, 2010||
Introducing Rotary to the next generation, EarlyAct FirstKnight (EAFK) is a revolutionary character and ethics education program for students in grades K-8 that puts Rotary into daily mainstream public education for the first time ever. Their "Tournament of Champions" event was held at Huffman ISD's Jack Spence Stadium on Sep 10 2010 (Time to Be Determined)
|Grant Management Training - Jul 10||Posted by Susan Milner||on Jul 05, 2010||
As part of the training requirements for the new Future Vision, you have another opportunity to send your club members to the new Future Vision Grant Training. This will be Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10:30am - 1:00pm, at Angie's Little Rotary House.
|District Membership Seminar - Aug 14||Posted by Ibrahim "Abby" Abou-Awdi||on Jul 04, 2010||
This year's District Membership Seminar is being held at North Shore Senior High, 353 North Castlegory, Houston, TX 77049 on August 14, 2010 from 8:30-1:00 pm
|TX Rotary License Plates Available||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 28, 2010||
The Texas Rotary Licenses Plates are finally available. We want to thank Tom Plumb for his tireless work and never giving up, despite all the hurdles that he was required to jump.
|Rotary District 5890 Endowed Scholar Future Vision||Posted by Susan C. Howe PDG||on May 21, 2010||
We have the opportunity to create an endowed scholarship celebrating our status as a Rotary Future Visions District. Priorities for this scholarship will be given to students from disadvantaged populations.
|District Leadership Installation - Review||Posted by Kelli Smith||on May 17, 2010||
The installation ceremonies for incoming District Governor Sunny Sharma, District Leadership Team & Club Presidents was held at Safari Texas on June 11. The installation was conducted by Past RI don Mebus. To view the video, click on DG Installation on YouTube And to view the various photo albums, click on the heading of this story and then click on the links on the left side of this web page.
|Space Center's Lost Article Recovered||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 15, 2010||
It has been long rumored that Rotary Int'l published an article many years ago about the early stages of manned space exploration and its close association with Space Center Rotary Club. But even Rotary International didn't have a copy. We are thrilled that the article has been recovered. Click on story heading to read the article.
|Charter Installations - NW Sunset & Waller County||Posted||on May 12, 2010||
DG Ed Charlesworth will be conducting Charter Installations for the following club on May 20, 6:30:
Rotary Club of Houston NW Sunset & Rotary Club of Waller County. Please join us in celebration of the two newest clubs.
|Martinez Attends Chile's District Conference||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 10, 2010||
Ambassadorial Scholar Jessie Alejandro Martinez, outbound to Santiago, Chile, District 4340 attended District 4340's District Conference had the opportunity to meet RI President John Kenny and New Rotarians, and showing his Texas Pride!
|Push to 3,000+ in Membership||Posted by Ibrahim Sobhi Abou-Awdi||on Apr 30, 2010||
Our Rotary District is number 1 in membership in our zone! Our zone is compromised of 10 other district totaling 660 clubs and more than 18,674 Rotarians. Since the beginning of this Rotary year, our district increased membership by 3.02% (2,884 to 2,971). The good news does not stop at the zone level. We are also in the top 5 districts in North America!
|Million Dollar Dinner - May 16||Posted by D'Lisa Simmons||on Apr 30, 2010||
District 5890 Rotary Foundation will be hosting a "Million Dollar Dinner on May 16, starting at 6pm,at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Houston, and we need your help. Goal: To raise $1,000,000.00 in NEW money for The Rotary Foundation, in minimum $10,000.00 increments. We want YOU there!
|DG Goes to Army War College||Posted by Ed Charlesworth||on Apr 29, 2010||
DG Ed to Represent Rotary District 5890 at the US Army War College.
DG Ed Charlesworth will represent Rotary District 5890 as one of 84 civilian guests invited to the annual Strategy Implementation Seminar of the US Army War College. The 2010 seminar will be held on July 20-22 at the US Army War College and will consist of a series of guest speakers and panel presentations by nationally recognized experts on topics involving national security strategy and policy.
|Awards during District Conference||Posted by Ed Charlesworth||on Apr 25, 2010||
For those of you that didn't attend the District Conference, you missed a great event. The following Individuals and Clubs were recognized for their outstanding service during this current Rotary year.
|District Assembly May 15||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 10, 2010||
The purpose of the District Assembly is to train next year's club leaders and its members. All club officers and directors should be strongly encouraged/almost required to participate. This is an excellent training opportunity for all club members.
|Recent Print Article on DG Ed Charlesworth||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 01, 2010||
For dedicated Rotarians Dr. Ed Charlesworth and his wife Robin Charlesworth, attending two or three meetings some days is not too much to ask. "We live and breathe Rotary," said Ed, a member since he helped to charter the Willowbrook club in 1984. Robin joined in 1989.
|Guerrero Clinic Story on Channel 39||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Apr 01, 2010||
Dr Pruett and Rotarian Walter Branson were interviewed yesterday for a story which was broadcast on Channel 39. Story line was the danger created by the Mexican drug wars has forced cancellation of a time honored trip to Guerrero to support their clinic, a 39 year tradition.
|District Conference - Apr 22-24||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Mar 16, 2010||
The District Conference will be held April 22 to 24th, at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Houston. Come see all the activities of District 5890. District 5890 is alive and vibrant. See how to make your club grow and maintain membership. Learn why the Rotary Foundation is important to your Club, District 5890 and the World as a whole.
|Polio Plus Society Update||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Mar 07, 2010||
Please consider doing your part by joining the Polio Plus Society. To join the Society, you must agree to give $100 or more to The Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus each year until this disease is eradicated. Yes, your spouse, children and friends can also be members. We already have 306 Polio Plus Society Members in our District who will be receiving their unique Polio Plus Society pins at the 2010 District Conference. To learn more click on this story heading or the word "More"
|District Wins Awards at SCRYE Conference||Posted by Alan D. Wylie||on Mar 07, 2010||
Our District 5890 inbound exchange students, accompanied by 13 Rotarians and spouses and 2 senior Rotex students, attended the annual South Central Rotary Youth Exchange (SCRYE) conference in Tulsa March 5-7, 2010. District Governor Elect Sunny Sharma, his wife Rashmi, and District Governor Nominee Rhonda Walls-Kerby enjoyed the week-end with us. We were the #1 district represented at the conference, and our district received three awards from SCRYE:
|Earth Day - Apr 22||Posted by Ed Charlesworth||on Mar 04, 2010||
Protecting the environment has always been central to Rotary service. From the organization's earliest days up to the present, Rotarians have planted millions of trees, created parks, and carried out recycling activities in communities all over the world.
Since our district conference begins on April 22, the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, one of our themes this year will be environmental responsibility. We are aware that many clubs have focused on this cause in recent years and have decided to applaud them for their efforts. Hence we have created an award for achievement in this area. To learn more, click on this story heading or the word, "More" below
|REDI Conference Feedback||Posted by Ivan Butterfield||on Feb 24, 2010||
Rotary Emergency Disaster Initiative (REDI)
If another disaster never happens, it probably won't matter if you missed this workshop. However it has been determined that $1 of preparedness equates to about $9 to provide response to disaster. Even with the best planning Murphy's Law will come into play. The 4th Annual REDI conference was held here in Houston and was attended by Rotarians from many regions of the United States from California to Florida and many countries from Vancouver, Canada to several islands of the Caribbean, and Great Brittan.
|Brazosport Rotary Donates to Nursing School||Posted by Ann Wright||on Feb 23, 2010|
|Interact District Conference - Mar 6-7||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||on Feb 22, 2010||
The Interact District Conference will be held on March 6-7, 2010, and will hosted by the La Porte High School Interact Club. The conference will be held at the campus of the La Porte Junior High School at 401 S. Broadway in La Porte. This conference is going to be great, but we need your Interact club to attend so everyone can see the remarkable projects they have accomplished this year.
|AG Chris Schneider Elected DG 2012-13||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 21, 2010||
On Saturday, Feb 20th, the District 5890 District Governor Nominating Committee interviewed several very qualified, outstanding and committed Rotarians for District Governor 2012-13. The Nominating Committee announced the District Governor Nominee Designate as current AG, Chris Schneider of Memorial / Spring Branch Rotary Club.
|Rotarian Survey||Posted by Ed Charlesworth||on Feb 13, 2010||
University of Houston Professor wants to know more about Rotarians
There is a developing "science of good deeds." According to new research the "helper's high" could help you live a longer, healthier life. In the 2005 edition of DG Ed Charlesworth's book Stress Management, he wrote a chapter on service as a positive coping tool. Dr. Richard DeFrank from the University of Houston Bauer School of Business wants to know more about how Rotarians feel their Rotary activities influence their lives.
Please go to Survey Monkey and complete the survey.
It will take less than 10 minutes. Please participate in this survey and Dr. DeFrank will discuss his findings are at our District Conference in April.Ed Charlesworth
District Governor, District 5890
|Rotary Survey||Posted by Ed Charlesworth||on Feb 12, 2010||
University of Houston Professor wants to know more about Rotarians
There is a developing "science of good deeds." According to new research the "helper's high" could help you live a longer, healthier life. In the 2005 edition of my book Stress Management I wrote a chapter on service as a positive coping tool. Dr. Richard DeFrank from the University of Houston Bauer School of Business wants to know more about how Rotarians feel their Rotary activities influence their lives. Please go to Survey Monkey (www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=PAaWSDY96AnbgvSi58hh_2fA_3d_3d) and complete the survey. It will take less than 10 minutes. If we get enough responses then Dr. DeFrank will discuss what his findings are at our District Conference in April.
|DG Home Club holds Fundraiser||Posted by Beth LaPenna||on Jan 27, 2010||
The Willowbrook Rotary Club, home club of District Governor Ed Charlesworth, is holding the 24 annual Monte Carlo Gala to raise funds to support charitable activities of the Willowbrook Rotary Foundation. The event will be held February 13 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel. Please join the Willowbrook Rotarians at this signature event. Please click HERE for more information.
|Skyline Supports American Hero||Posted by Dona Burke||on Jan 21, 2010||
Rotary Club of Houston Skyline is holding a publicity event for Rotary that will benefit an American Hero through the works of Helping a Hero.
Sergeant James Wright, a marine, lost both his hands and part of one of his legs while fighting in Iraq. Funds raised will assist Helping a Hero to convert his home to handicap accessible and our club's foundation work, such as our Garden Project.
Tickets must be purchased in advance through the following link: http://skyline.eventbrite.com/
The event is scheduled for Thursday night, Feb 4th at 7 pm at Ei8ht on
Washington Street in Houston.
|Haiti Relief||Posted by Sunny K. Sharma||on Jan 17, 2010||
Now that our District Rotarians are safely home we are planning the next steps for helping our friends is Haiti. There are many Rotarian first responders volunteering with different NGOs mobilized and active in providing immediate relief. Many clubs have started projects raising money, collecting food and clothing, supporting Rotary's Shelterbox projects, etc. Our District has a rich tradition of club and member involvement in Haiti with water projects, maternal and child health projects, literacy and education, etc. If your club has a project that you are already supporting, then please continue that support.
Click "more" below for donation information.
|Extreme Makeover Needs Your Help||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 12, 2010||
As you know, the popular TV show, "Extreme Makeover" is constructing a new home in Kemah, and Rotary District 5890 has been an integral part, supplying material, supplies, labor and financial support.
Extreme Makeover Video
We are now trying to raise $142,000 to pay off their mortgage as part of the show. Space Center Club President Jon McKinnie put the challenge to his club and our District on Monday and since then the response has been tremendous with over $60,000 pledges. All funds must be pledged or in hand by 5pm on Weds., January 13th. We have runners available to come get the checks or you may use a Mastercard or Visa. This family certainly embodies and lives our motto of "Service Above Self" and we have no doubt that our hand up will "pay it forward" through their selfless contributions back to those in need.
Please click on more below to donate and/or to read additional information.
|Pasadena Rings Salvation Army Bells||Posted by Chris Bezdek||on Jan 01, 2010||
Under the leadership of Club President Mark Fifield and Rotarian Paul Covell, the Pasadena Rotary Club just finished a 150 hour bell ringing marathon for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive. 57 of the club's Rotarians volunteered in 75 two hour time increments during a two week period from 10AM - 8PM. Total funds raised by the bell ringing for the time slots totaled $5,691.
|Rotary Peace Convention||Posted by John Mitchell||on Nov 11, 2009||
See the following links for updates on our recent GSE, Rotary Peace Convention, Friendship exchange and Rotary Peace Window dedication in Leipzig last month These excellent videos were produced by our own Rotaractor Cimela Kidonakis. Please view the videos below then visit Cimela's website (HERE) and post your appreciation to Cimela for a job well done.
Click on the following links to see these videos:
|Rotary Foundation Seminar||Posted by Ed Charlesworth||on Nov 10, 2009||
Thanks to all for making the District Rotary Foundation Seminar an inspirational success. We had over 200 attendees, many alumni and guests, all who became more aware of the great things being done with our Rotary Foundation contributions. Our District Rotary Foundation Chair, Suzi Howe, and all our Foundation Committee members deserve our heartfelt appreciation for a job well done. All our presenters were excellent, and Deepa Willingham hit a humanitarian home run for the hope of leaving the world a better place through our support of the Rotary Foundation and programs dedicated to world peace through eradicating extreme poverty. We are making a difference and you are taking the future of Rotary into your hands. The future belongs to those who give future generations reason to hope. The future belongs to Rotary. Thank all of you for serving, and it is an honor for Robin and I to be part of the great District 5890 team.
Yours in Rotary Service - Ed
|Polio Plus - Good News!!!!||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Sep 16, 2009||
The International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) has issued a strong statement encouraging vaccinations against polio as a matter of urgency, and calls on Ministries of Health in Muslim countries to intensify their efforts to eradicate polio. The statement calls on parents and guardians - to ensure that their children benefit from all polio vaccination efforts- and on religious scholars and mosque leaders to encourage communities to support polio eradication campaigns.
|DG Newsletter Has Hit the Stands!!||Posted by Marilyn Lidberg||on Sep 13, 2009||
District Governor Ed Charlesworth's Newsletter is off the presses and has hit the newsstands; thanks to the hard efforts of Editor Marilyn Lidberg. Click on DG Newsletter Archive to access to this year's issues.
|Rotary - Helping A Hero||Posted by Meredith Iler||on Sep 01, 2009||
District 5890 leaders proudly participated in the ceremonies to donate a home to one of our Heroes, Captain Dan Moran through the HelpingaHero.org home program. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joined DGE Sunny Sharma and DG Ed Charlesworth for photos with Rotary Club of Houston members. Houston Rotary Club's own Meredith Iler, District 5890 Veterans Chair and Helping A Hero Chair conducted the presentation ceremony in the You Tube video. Look in the upcoming District Newsletter for these special photos!
Click on the Great Article and the You Tube video
|The Magnificance of a Day....||Posted||on Aug 28, 2009||
Months of sacrifice, hard work, and conviction have culminated in the form of a packaged product that is proof of the gift of generosity and the power of humanitarian spirit…The books are here!
|Rotary Int'l "Future Vision"||Posted||on Aug 20, 2009||
Greater Houston District has been selected to participate in Rotary International's Future Vision Plan. One hundred districts, worldwide, were approved. The Future Vision Committee has been formed, which will be chaired by PDG Suzi Howe. Please take time to study and understand the direction and intent of this new business model.
|Rotary Emergency Disaster Initiative||Posted by Charlie A. Thorp PDG||on Jul 31, 2009||
The Rotary Emergency Disaster Initiative will hold its 4th Conference & Workshop on Feb 5-6, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, hosted by District 5890. Are you prepared for the next Hurricane, Tornado, Flood, Wildfire or earthquake? Click on story heading or More to gain access to additional information.
|District Membership Seminar - Aug 8||Posted by David Taylor||on Jul 30, 2009||
Rotary members are always quizzed about what their organization is all about and now the public has a chance to learn more about the service club. What better way to kick-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar at North Shore Senior High. Registration starts at 8:00AM; Seminar 8:55AM - 1:00pm
|Leipzig, Germany October 2009||Posted by Philip Cezeaux||on Jul 19, 2009||
Rotary District 5890 has arranged a Friendship Exchange with District 1880, specifically the city of Leipzig, Germany, for a time period of Tuesday â€" Monday of October 6 â€" 11, 2009.Â Information and arrangements can be made through Phil Cezeaux or Lindsey Kroll at email@example.com
There are many activities planned for this period, including a Rotary World Peace Convention and the dedication of a new modern stained glass window above the St. Thomas Church choir loft of where J.S. Bach presided.Â
The Church of St. Thomas was founded in 1212 as the church of the Augustinian Canons' seminary. In the choir chamber lies the grave of Johann Sebastian Bach, who was working here from 1723 to 1750 as composer and choir-master of the world famous Thomas Choir. Bach is buried in the Church Nave. In 1539 also Martin Luther preached here.Â
The recommended structure is to attend Rotary events with your host Rotarian and to attend other events either together or separately, as you choose.Â There will be plenty to do, so don't worry about activities.
To learn more about the planned events, click on the links on the left side of this web page.
|Rotary Friendship Exchange||Posted by Philip Cezeaux||on Jul 19, 2009||
The Rotary Friendship Exchange program gives Rotarians and their families the opportunity to experience other cultures firsthand, by participating in reciprocal visits with Rotarians from other countries and their families. Introduced in 1984, this program aims to advance international understanding among Rotarians. It provides Rotarians with the opportunity to form personal contacts and make long-lasting friendships while exploring different areas of the world. To learn more click on this story heading or "More"
|Rotary Lombardi Committee||Posted by Vicki Brentin||on Jun 23, 2009||
Be cool - Stay cool!!!
Rotary Lombardi Committee
Monday, June 29
Stags Head (private room)
Near Greenbriar /
|D5890 Selected for Future Vision||Posted by Susan C. Howe PDG||on Jun 09, 2009||
On May 28, our district leaders received notification that it had been selected to participate in Rotary Int'ls Future Vision project. RI's Phil Shiver offered congratulations to the Rotary districts in the future Zones 21b27 who were selected to participate in the Future Vision Pilot for the next three years. The four districts are--
5440, Wyoming and Northern Colorado
5670, Northwest Kansas
5890, Texas (Greater Houston)
|Brazosport - Safetytown - June 8||Posted by Barbara Franklin||on Jun 03, 2009||
Brazosport Rotary's Safetytown 2009 will kick off on Monday, June 8, 2009. It will run for 2 weeks at Elisabet Ney Elementary School in Lake Jackson and then run for 2 weeks at Lanier Middle School in Freeport. This is Safetytown's 21st year of providing safety education for all incoming first graders in the BISD service area.
|"Save A Life" CPR Training - Jun 27||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on May 19, 2009||
Space Center Rotary Club is participating in the "Save A Life" Community Heart Training Day, Jun 27, 2009. There will be 2 sessions, 8am-Noon or 1pm-5pm There is a nominal fee of $10.
The victim of a sudden cardiac arrest has a 50-75% chance of being resuscitated if a shock is administered to the heart within 5 minutes of collapsing. Do you know how to administer CPR or AED??
|This is Rotary||Posted by John Mitchell||on May 12, 2009||
What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
|Bellaire SW - Kelly McGuire- Fundraiser||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Apr 25, 2009||
CMA Artist-of-the-Year Kelly McGuire and ABC13's Tim Heller to Highlight May 9 Bellaire Rotary Luau
(Houston / Bellaire, Texas) The Texas Country Music Association's 2002 Indie Artist of the Year, Kelly McGuire, and ABC13's Tim Heller will highlight this year's Bellaire/Southwest Rotary Carribbean Luau Fish Fry on Saturday, May 9, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Bellaire Civic Center (7008 S. Rice Avenue in Bellaire). $25 tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 713-826-5900, and a limited number will be available at the door.
|Make Teens Very Healthy||Posted by Vicki Brentin||on Apr 15, 2009||
Vicki Brentin of the Houston Rotary Club is chair of a new Immunization Committee for D5890. Its purpose is to create awareness about immunization issues and vaccine preventable diseases that significantly impact the health of our community. For detail, click on More.
|2010-2011 Ambassadorial Scholars Selected||Posted by Bill Barmore||on Mar 17, 2009||
Four recipients of the 2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships were selected from a pool of applicants sponsored by Rotary Clubs in District 5890 (Greater Houston area) on March 14, 2009. Click on More to view the recipients and to learn more.
|All Club Meeting & Exposition – Mar 30||Posted by Gerald Lewis||on Mar 10, 2009||
"Promoting Houston for 2015 Rotary International Convention"
Houston has been selected as one of three cities to receive a site inspection visit for the 2015 Rotary International Convention. The All Club Meeting & Exposition will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center (George Bush Ballroom) on March 30, 2009 (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) to coincide with this RI site visit. Click on the heading or More for more detail information.
|Gardening with the Governor -||Posted by Steve Sucher||on Mar 08, 2009||
Come join us for another "Family of Rotary Event" - Gardening with the Governor at the Rotary Centennial Grove
All District 5890 Rotary Clubs and their family members are invited to participate in the third annual Gardening with the Governor, a Family of Rotary event, at Hermann Park on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|World Peace Fellowships - Call for Applications||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 14, 2009||
The Rotary Foundation announces a call for applications for the 2010-12 Rotary World Peace Fellowships. The deadline for completed applications to be submitted to The Rotary Foundation for these sessions is 1 July 2009.
|WAY TO GO ANGIE !!||Posted by Terry R. Ziegler||on Feb 12, 2009||
Rotary Club of Houston member Angie Jimenez made the winning bid for the Rotary baseball cap worn and autographed by Bill Gates, Jr. when he made the announcement of the additional $255Mil donation to be made by the Gates Foundation (in addition to their previous $100 Mill contribution).
|RI has You Tube Presence||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Feb 09, 2009||
Rotary International and Rotary District 5890 are working to improve their communication opportunities. RI has already ventured into the You Tube media world. Click on You Tube to see RI's product.
You will see many improvements at the district level as we progress through the year. Modern communication avenues are being reviewed and implemented as we progress. If you have a desire to participate and contribute to our efforts, read more......
|Scholarship Essay Competiton||Posted by Nan Wagoner||on Feb 01, 2009||
It's time to start sharpening the pencils for Rotary District 5890's Scholarship Essay Competition! Our District will award three great scholarships to InterAct members (12th Graders Only) who submit the most outstanding essays centered on Rotary's 4-Way Test. Student entries for this year's District competition should be submitted by February 27 to InterAct Faculty Sponsors and must be received by the District Judges' Committee no later than March 6, 2009.
|Brazosport Rotary Club Loads Twenty-Six Tons||Posted by Linda Wright||on Jan 19, 2009||
Twenty-six tons of donated books were loaded into an 18-wheeler trailer by the Brazosport Rotary club with help from the Brazoswood High School National Honor Society on Saturday, January 10.
Their first destination is the Rotary "Books of the World" warehouse in Houston where they will be combined and containerized with other donated books then shipped to Rotary District 9300 Distribution Center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
|Texas Tuxedo Valentine's Ball - Feb 14||Posted by Barbara Robie||on Jan 15, 2009||
Texas Gulf Coast After 5 Rotary Club will host its first annual Texas Tuxedo Valentine's Ball and Auction on Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 6:30pm to midnight at Cher Hotel Atrium. Come join us and help support our local charities & Polio Plus efforts. Click on More for details.
|District Opens New Discussion Group||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 09, 2009||
The Leadership of Rotary District 5890 has been investigating the technical options of improving the bi-directional communications between the district, clubs and its members. Through the services of Linked-In, we have opened a new forum for discussions and sharing information.
|Rotary Magazine Features West U's Polio Efforts||Posted by Jon R. McKinnie||on Jan 04, 2009||
Rotary Int'l magazine, Rotary World, is a great source for international activities and feel good stories. This month's edition features a story "Club Foundations Help Meet Rotary's Challenge for Polio" spotlighting our own West U Rotary Club.
Click on Rotary World to access the magazine.
|District Wide Grants Education Social Party Dec 9||Posted by Corbett Parker||on Dec 07, 2008||
Want to meet District 5890's newest members over drinks at the awesome 43rd Floor view of the RC Houston Skyline venue? Did you miss the October District Foundation Seminar? Are you a long-time Rotarian that wants a refresher course on the Grants process? New Rotarian that needs a crash course on Rotary Foundation and Grants Process? THEN MARK DECEMBER 9th on YOUR CALENDAR!!!
WHAT: District-wide Grants Education Party/Social hosted by RC of Houston Skyline
WHEN: Tuesday, December 9th at 6pm
WHERE: 43rd Floor Restaurant & Bar at Wedge Building (1415 Louisiana, 77002)
|The Nutcracker - Dec 7, 2PM||Posted by Judy Harwell||on Dec 01, 2008||
Exclusive Matinee Performance for Rotarians, families and friends plus a pre-event brunch!!
It wouldn't be the holidays without The Nutcracker, the giant Christmas tree, the dancing snowflakes and flying cooks. With stunning costumes and exquisite sets, The Nutcracker is a breathtaking vision from beginning to end. Plus a pre-Nutcracker brunch will be held at Birraporetti's from 10:30 - 3pm
|Holiday Gifts and Fundraisers||Posted by Rebecca Maddux||on Nov 03, 2008||
|GSE Team Member Applications||Posted by Mike Dennard||on Nov 01, 2008||
District 5890 Rotary Leaders and GSE Committee Members, this is an overt appeal for your personal assistance and involvement in soliciting applicants for team members for the upcoming GSE teams to Brazil and Egypt.
|District Rotary Foundation Alumni Celebration||Posted by Ruby Powers||on Oct 12, 2008||
2nd Annual District 5890 Rotary Foundation Alumni Celebration
On Thursday, November 13, 2008, the Houston-Area Rotary Foundation Alumni Association will host the 2nd Annual District 5890 Rotary Foundation Alumni Celebration.
|Paul Harris Society Members - West U||Posted by Cecile Schutter||on Oct 08, 2008||
The West U Rotary Club had their 2nd Annual Appreciation Dinner for the Paul Harris Society Members of the Club. At this event, the club was presented with a check in the amount of $2,000.00 from Catalan's Restaurant whose employees raised this money for water projects in Haiti.
|Zithe School Library Receives Books||Posted||on May 08, 2008||
Zitha School in Vanderbijlpark receives books from Rotary. Books make a difference.
|Humble Intercontinental Club||Posted||on Jan 27, 2008||
- Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award by the African American Student Assn of the Lone Star College District. From left to right: Cheryl Howell, Donna Worrell, Philippe Cras. Ken Austin and Cristie Herring.
|Sun, Fun and Rotary at the 2016 District 5890 Conference on Beautiful Galveston Island!||Posted by Bill Haglund||
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
|DISTRICT CONFERENCE APR 16 - 19||Posted by Nan Wagoner||
Register NOW for our fabulous District Conference in April and LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ! It starts with a Second Line Band March led by District Governor Lisa Faith Massey, then on to a "kick-off jazz dinner cruise" on the Riverboat Natchez, and ends with a true NOLA District Governor's Masquerade Ball (that's right ball gowns and tuxedos adorned by fabulous masks). April 16-19 will be filled with fun and fellowship, not to mention great speakers talking about the power and import of Service! We have Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia lined-up to speak, and Culture Map Houston founder and publisher Nic Phillips will join us to talk about the best way to reach the "next generation of Rotarians". Oh, and did we mention that a former White House Chief of Staff is also coming? You will learn about our District’s impressive literacy-projects, and on Saturday, we’ll go to the historic 9th ward of New Orleans for a "hands on project" in Musician's Village. A cooking class in the French Quarter on Friday for all registered spouses and guests is sure to be a hit, and other spectacular activities have been planned to coincide with the plenary sessions. (Please do remember that conference registration is required for spouse and guest participation.) Do you want to miss out on NOLA fun and being there when your club wins "club of the year"? No, Shere'. Sign Up TODAY for yourself and guests! TRANSPORTATION: You can leave the driving to us, as well! Bus transportation has been arranged from the Houston's North Shore Pavilion to the NOLA Hilton Riverside for just $140 per person, round trip, including lunch and libations on the way to the Big Easy. Register for the bus tour now, as space is limited. CLICK FOR REGISTRATION FORM To Register online at this website, please Click here
|GEAUX ROTARY 2015 DISTRICT PROJECT! Reimagining the NOLA Musical Heritage of Tomorrow||Posted by Nan Wagoner||
Got an iPad or guitar or violin you can donate for our 2015 District Project? The Marsalas Music Center (a non-profit) really needs them! You may contact Charlie Buscemi or Tommie Buscemi to arrange for pick-up or drop-off of donated items, or simply mail a contributory check made out to "Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc.", to Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston, Pasadena, TX 77505.
Terrific activities are in store - - Click "More". . . below to see detailed schedule of events.
|DG Lisa Faith Massey named one of 50 Houston’s Most Influential Women of 2014||Posted by Sami Khaleeq||
Rotary District 5890 Governor and President of Massey Industries Lisa Faith Massey has been recognized as one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2014” by Houston Woman Magazine.
Since 2008, Houston Woman Magazine has published a special edition each year featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of the Year.
|REGISTRATION: District 5890 Conference April 16-20 2015||Posted by Sami Khaleeq||
|Dinner on the Battleship Texas||Posted by Rebecca Maddux||
Rotary District 5890's first Family of Rotary event will be held on Saturday, October 11,2014 at 6:00 p.m., $65 each. Join us as we have great fellowship while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battleship Texas. We invite you and your family to join us for dinner and an evening of fun. This is the perfect event to bring your children and grandchildren.
Seating is limited, so register early to assure your passage to a night when District 5890 Light's Up Rotary on the Battleship Texas!
All proceeds will benefit the Battleship Texas Foundation & a Veterans program by choice of Medal of Honor Recipient.
Please register online or contact Rebecca Maddux at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
|Kingwood Rotary Partners with The Observer Newspaper for M D Anderson Blood Drive at Alspaugh's Ace Hardware||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||
Keeping with our tradition of multiple community blood drives each year, Kingwood Rotary has scheduled our next blood drive for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH starting at noon and ending at 4 PM.
The M. D. Anderson Hospital Blood Donor Coach will be located at Alspaugh's Ace Hardware at 2720 W. Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood.
Click here for our Blood Drive Poster.
Click here for Facts About Donating Blood
All donors must provide a personal photo identification
GO TO: kingwoodrotaryobserver.youcanbook.me/ TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: CAROLYN WISE 281-359-3592 or email@example.com
And the winners are . . . .
4-Way-Test Scholarship Awards 2013
|Posted by Nan Wagoner||
We take great pleasure in announcing the winners of this year's Rotary District 5890 4-Way-Test Scholarship Awards:
1st Place: EMILY BROWN
~Goose Creek Memorial InterAct, sponsored by Highlands Rotary ($2000 scholarship)
2nd Place: ELLEN WEINHEIMER
~Episcopal High School InterAct, sponsored by Bellaire/SW Rotary ($1000 scholarship)
3rd Place: KRISTI FU
~Clements High School InterAct, sponsored by Sugar Land Rotary ($500 scholarship)
Truly exemplary essays submitted from 15 Rotary-sponsored InterAct Clubs and 28 candidates represented a dazzling array of talent, achievement, and dedication to Rotary service ideals, making it incredibly challenging to select only three for the 2013 scholarship awards. Nevertheless, our three winning entries rose to the top based on the Judges’ highest ranks for originality, substance, grammar, spelling, originality, writing quality, contest conformity, and overall quality. Congratulations to our winners on a job well done!
We commend EVERY candidate from across the District for their fine work-product, for embodying the outstanding ethical principles described in the submissions, and for their service to humanity through Rotary’s InterAct program. Without question, each of you has a bright future ahead!
Please join us in honoring the our scholarship receipients at the District 4-Way-Test Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, May 30, 12:00 Noon, BraeBurn Country Club (8100 Bissonnet, Houston 77074), $18 p.p., at which the winning essays will be read. Click image to enlarge invitation.
|District Conference 2013 Expo||Posted by Rebecca Maddux||
The District Conference is just around the corner April 18-21 at San Antonio Hyatt Hill Country. Tables are still available for the Expo at $35 a table. Come show off your clubs project and achievements. Just Contact Ronnie Hallenberger at 713-825-8236. Cannot wait to see you there!!!!
|Kingwood Rotary September 11th Tribute at Town Center in Kingwood||Posted by Tommie Buscemi||
On Sunday, September 11th from 6 PM - 6:30 PM in Kingwood's Town Center Park, Kingwood Rotary invites everyone to attend this free, 30 minute event to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th tragedy.