Rotary District 5890
Greater Houston Area

Rotary on the River - District Conference 2018

 
ROTARY DISTRICT 5890 CONFERENCE
April 26, 2016 - April 29, 2018
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
123 Losoya St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
 
 
 
To register for a room please go to:
 
Cancellation Policy:
Full Refund if submitted in writing by March 15, 2018
25% cancellation fee if submitted in writing by March 30, 2018
50% cancellation fee if submitted in writing by April 15, 2018
No refund if cancelled after April 15, 2018
 

Rotary District Conference Service Projects for Veterans in San Antonio

Our District 5890 has a tradition of doing a service project to benefit the local community where our conference is held, and DG Bill Palko has selected two outstanding District Conference Service Projects that will benefiting military patients in San Antonio.
 
Service Projects Contacts:  Charlie and Tommie Buscemi - Email: cjsb@SuddenLink.net or 713-598-7129 (Cellular). If you or your Rotary club are contributing funds for the labyrinth , please send Charlie an email so he can keep DG Bill Palko updated about clubs and Rotarians making contributions so they can be announced during our conference.
 
 
 
 
(Photo of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio)
  • Veteran Project #1 (Click here for details):  Build a therapeutic labyrinth to help military patients with “Traumatic Brain Injury” at the Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP), an off-site 12-room transitioning facility in San Antonio.
  • Cost:  $20,000  This will be built in the front of the facility (click here).  This therapy project has been on the “wish list” of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, but could not be built due to a lack of funding.  They said this would be “an impactful donation of great value as it would be long-lasting” due to the fact that the PTRP facility helps military patients live independently while still receiving therapy to learn the skills needed to successfully reintegrate back into the community after their multiple injuries. 
  • Purpose of Project:  Walking a labyrinth is a type of moving meditation for patients at the facility which can clear their mind for facing life’s challenges.  The spiritual benefits of walking a labyrinth include sensory awakening, reconnecting with self, sense of destination, restoration, and safety.  A “Rotary District 5890” recognition plaque will be placed near the labyrinth. 
  • How can you or your Rotary club help?  Make a contribution by issuing a check payable to:   District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505.
 
  • Veteran Project #2:  “Comfort Item Gift Bags” for the military patients at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio.
  • Items needed:  Socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, body wash (no bar soap), mouthwash (must be alcohol free), underwear (various sizes of briefs/boxers are needed). 
  • Visit this VA Hospital during our District Conference:  On Friday, April 27th, a group of thirty-five District 5890 Rotarians will be transported via vans to this VA hospital for an opportunity to visit patients, plus deliver much need comfort items that we’ll pack into bags.  Gift bags will be given to the patients, plus we leave additional bags that the hospital staff will distribute to patients.
  • How your club can help:  Collect items, and bring them to our District Conference Registration Desk in the hotel when you arrive in San Antonio.  We’ll collect the items and pack them into bags which we’ll take to the hospital on Friday, April 27th.
 
  • Service Projects Contacts:  Charlie and Tommie Buscemi - Email: cjsb@SuddenLink.net or 713-598-7129 (Cellular). If you or your Rotary club are contributing funds for the labyrinth, please send Charlie an email so he can keep DG Bill Palko updated about clubs and Rotarians making contributions so they can be announced during our conference.