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District 5730 Welcome
Welcome to Rotary District 5730 and our Website. District 5730 is composed of 51 energetic and vibrant clubs across the Giant Size of Texas from Dalhart and Perryton on the north to Sweetwater and Pecos on the south.  We are 1800 Rotarians and 51 Rotary Clubs strong and are proud to be part of Rotary International, which is the world's first service club organization with a worldwide membership of over 1.2 million Rotarians.  Our motto is Service Above Self and we volunteer both here in West Texas and the world to make a difference in the lives of people by working in the following areas of focus:

·         Disease prevention and treatment

·         Water and sanitation

·         Maternal and child health

·         Basic education and literacy

·         Economic and community development

·         Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

If you have a Heart of Service, then come join us. We all have a new chance to change the world for the better, through Rotary Serving Humanity.

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Join us in our Celebration on Saturday, November 12th,  as we honor our D5730 Rotarians who help make a difference in the world with their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  We also celebrate our young Rotaractors and their fundraising efforts for Polio Plus, helping provide thousands of “drops of life” to young children worldwide.

The Plainview Rotary Club met at the Plainview Civic Center with Stan DeMerritt presiding. Student of the month Melody Brown brought her mother Kristi as a guest. Shannon Smith from Lubbock Southwest was a visiting Rotarian. Dr. Charles Starnes introduced our Rotary Youth Exchange student Maria Fernanda Dilli Nano and described her weekend adventures of riding a horse, feeding a cow, and harvesting seed on John Browning's farm.
Sue Brightbill introduced the speaker, Mike McCreight, chaplain for the Formby and Wheeler prisons in Plainview. Mike described the programs in the two prisons that work effectively to reduce recidivism. Both Formby and Wheeler have chapels that, according to State Senator Charles Perry, contribute directly to a recidivism reduction of 25%. Mike was exceedingly grateful for the recent local project to build a chapel at Formby. He has seen substantial benefits from the new facility. 

Picture taken at the Sweetwater City Hall on October 18, 2016, where the City Mayor, Jim Mckenzie, signed a Proclamation making October 24th World Polio Day. In the picture with Mayor Jim Mckenzie are Sweetwater Rotary Club Members (left to right): Past President Russ Petty, Past President John McPherson, Rotarian David Vera (City Manager), Past President Dr. Jerod Peek, Mayor Jim Mckenzie, Past District Governor César M. Caro, Rotarian Mila Gibson, Past President Jeremy Dodd, Rotarian Jeanie McPherson, and Rotarian Jared Houze.

Nigeria’s health minister, Isaac Adewole, said on Friday that his government is determined to rid the country of polio again. New cases recently landed Nigeria back on the list of countries where the disease is endemic.
On  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 , at the City Council meeting, Mayor Jerry Morales presented a World Polio Day proclamation to Dan Linebarger, District 5730 Governor Nominee. In accepting the proclamation, Dan explained to those in attendance that Rotary International has met the $200 million requirement of the Gates Foundation $355 million challenge to eradicate polio worldwide. In 1985, approximately 500,000 children were stricken with polio. Year to date worldwide for 2016, only 29 cases have been reported.

Janice Payne congratulates Brandon Ahrens for being named Plainview Rotarian of the Quarter.  Club members Sue Brightbill and Bob Copeland join in the applause. 
Janice Payne clips on Bob Copeland's new name badge. Bob transferred his membership from a club in Missouri. He is the new CEO of Covenant Hospital Plainview.

Staff from ShelterBox and the United Nation’s World Food Programme help unload a delivery of ShelterBox supplies at Les Cayes harbor in Haiti, where tents are likely to be used to help health professionals screen and treat cholera victims.Photo Credit: Alexis Masciarelli
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.
ShelterBox and its partner, ACTED, a French nongovernmental aid agency, have been preparing for weeks to get aid supplies ready so they can respond quickly as the battle unfolds in Mosul. Photo Credit: Rotary International
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis.
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year.
Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will be available for viewing anytime at endpolio.org.
Download the World Polio Day toolkit for information and resources on planning and promoting a successful World Polio Day event, such as a viewing party or fundraiser:
  • Register your event here for a chance to be recognized in Atlanta, or to be featured on our website and social media pages.
  • Use our graphics to craft engaging social media posts, and use #endpolio to follow and join the global conversation.
  • Write to local media and government officials: Pitch a story about your club's contributions to the campaign, and remind them why it's important to keep fighting.

Where are we in the fight to eradicate polio? What's left to do? And why does it cost so much? Rotary's World Polio Day event on 24 October will answer these questions and more.

The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication.

The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure.

Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.


In 1979, James Bomar Jr., the president of Rotary at the time, traveled to the Philippines as part of Rotary’s earliest work to immunize children against polio. After he had put drops of vaccine into one baby’s mouth, he felt a child’s hand tugging on his trouser leg to get his attention. Bomar looked down and saw the baby’s brother looking up at him, saying earnestly, “Thank you, thank you, Rotary.”


Jeffrey Kluger, who oversees health and science coverage for Time, will join health officials and Rotary leaders in Atlanta for World Polio Day.
Held for the first time at the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Rotary's annual World Polio Day event on 24 October will bring together the biggest names in the global fight to eradicate polio.
When children in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other countries, are immunized for Polio, their little fingers are dyed with a purple dye to identify them as vaccinated.  We dye pinkies in donor countries to show support for the Global Polio Eradication Effort and to collect donations in support of the cause.

Rotary is marking the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities.
Rotary Day at the United Nations is our annual event highlighting the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world.
Organized by the Rotary representatives to the UN in New York and attended by more than 1,500 Rotarians, Rotary youth program participants, UN officials, representatives of humanitarian organizations, friends, and guests, this event showcases the many ways that clubs and districts can make a positive impact in their communities while addressing some of the most pressing international challenges.
District 5730 leadership enjoyed fantastic training and fellowship at the Multi District Training Institute in Austin on August 6. PDG Cesar Caro, DG Susan Brints, DGN Dan Linebarger, and DGE Charles Starnes received training in membership, foundation, grants, and Rotary history and organization. We also met new RI Director Jorge Aufranc from Guatemala, Past RI Director Don Mebus, and Past RI Director Andy Smallwood. 


Annual/Share Fund - $250,000.00
Polio Plus Fund - $60,000.00
Endowment Fund - $100,000.00
New Major Donors - 10
New Bequest Society Members - 20
New & Current Paul Harris Society Members - 55
Every Rotarian Every Year Club - 40
Sustaining Members Club - 8
New 100% Paul Harris Club - 3
Rotarians - 1980
Net 1 Member Gain per Club
New Rotary Club - 1
Club Presidential Citation - 5
New Rotaract Club - 1
New Interact Club - 1
Involvement In District Grant - 46 Clubs
Involvement In Global Grant - 15 Clubs
Club Presidential Citation - 5 Clubs
Training, Assemblies, Dinners, District Conference - 100%

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Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith asked district governors in training at the International Assembly to lead the celebration of the Foundation's centennial year, 2016-17.








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Click here to download/view DG Susan Brints  visitation schedule.
The District Finance Committee approved Gov. John’s year-end financial statement on September 23, 2016. Please click on the links below to view/download the documents.
The 2016-17 Memorandum of Understanding, the District Grant Guidelines, and the Global Grant Guidelines are available to view or download under the District & Global Grant Information section of the Foundation pull down menu located on top of the Main Page. Instructions on how to Submit and Close a District Grant are also located here.
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