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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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Teddy "Ted" Thomas Holder
“Ted was born March 29, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University studying Business Management. He worked in Lubbock a short time, and relocated to Levelland, Texas where he has lived since 1971. He spent 33 years serving in municipal government service, and the last 23 years as Police Chief for the City of Levelland. After his retirement in December 2002, he worked as an Emergency Manager for 7 governmental agencies.

During his professional career, Ted also served on several local, regional and state boards in relation to his job. He was very interested in humanitarian projects domestically, as well as internationally. He was a member of the Rotary International, an international service organization, he served as District Governor for District 5730 from 2005-2006. Ted worked in several countries throughout the world setting up projects that helped to better the lives of those involved. Ted also set up and ran a Food Bank in Levelland, and operated it for over 20 years, resulting in over 50,000 people being reached with food and clothing.

Ted served for over 24 years on the board of South Plains Food Bank; he was on the Advisory Board for Breedlove Dehydrated Foods, then on the Board of Directors. He was Chairman of the Board for two years until becoming CEO of Breedlove in December 2010, serving until his retirement in 2015.

Along with Ted's passion to serve others, he also loved to travel. During his lifetime he traveled to all seven continents leaving his mark and compassion wherever he ventured. His impact and absence in this world will be felt throughout those he served and left behind. 

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Louis and Isabelle Holder.

He leaves behind his wife, Tammie McDonald-Holder; and two children, Shawn Holder and Ashley Davis; and sister, Barbra Ewalt and her husband Bob.”
“The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make a difference that you have lived and lived well."
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On Saturday, April 29th, during the District Conference  Governor's Banquet, PDG Jim Cole was presented with Rotary International highest honor, the Rotary Service Above Self award. As Rotary's highest honor for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. In  the picture is PDG David Hennel, RI Present Representative, presenting the award to PDG Jim Cole. Standing Next to PDG Jim is our District Governor Susan Brints.
As Rotary's highest honor for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. - See more at: http://rotary7820.com/SitePage/ri-awards/rotary-international-service-above-self-award#sthash.mTYflSwA.dpuf
As Rotary's highest honor for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. - See more at: http://rotary7820.com/SitePage/ri-awards/rotary-international-service-above-self-award#sthash.mTYflSwA.dpuf
In January 2017, Rotary International’s Board of Directors clarified its existing policy regarding guns in relation to the use of the Rotary logo and sponsorships. 
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June 5 - June 9
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Rotary International President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley made the case on Monday that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service.

Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs.

Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008.

The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director, incoming director, or immediate past director) from each zone in the region. The regional workgroups submitted their proposals to the Zones Review Committee, chaired by past Rotary Vice President Michael K. McGovern, which consolidated them into a single, worldwide plan for the Board’s consideration. 

“I think the regional workgroups did a great job,” says Rotary President John F. Germ. “Rezoning is always an emotional subject for some Rotarians, but the workgroups and Board acted courageously in an effort to be fair to all concerned.”

The Board will consider other zone-related issues such as sectioning, pairing, and director election rotation at its June 2017 meeting. 

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Growing up in Chattanooga, Tenn., my brothers and I learned young to work hard. It was a lesson taught to us by our father, who had come to the United States, alone, as a teenager. He wanted our lives to be better and easier than his had been; he wanted to give us the education and opportunities that he had missed. We always knew, when he came home at 8 o'clock in the morning after working a night shift at the paper mill, that he was doing it for us.
Rotary is marking the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities.
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%
Do you need Rotary related Clipart for your Club Newsletter or Club Website? Select and click one of options below to browse what is available to download. Once you have identified the image you would like to use, Right Click for a Larger View and/or Left Click to Save Image As. Following the Rotary Brand Guidelines, your Rotary Club name may be inserted to some of the clipart. Contact the Web Administrator via email for more information.
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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Your club is required to report monthly attendance numbers and membership numbers in accordance to Rotary International’s by-laws:


Article 4 Membership in Clubs


4.090. Attendance Reports.

Each club shall forward monthly attendance reports of its meetings to the governor within 15 days of the last meeting of each month.


Club Secretaries, through the District web site, can use the on-line database functions to report their club's attendance for the month by login in and selecting the Attendance option in the Launch Pad or from the Attendance Tab.

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Visit the Websites and Facebook  Pages of District 5730 Clubs. Go to the Site Pages column and select Club Websites & Facebook Pages or click here to get there.
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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