Rotary District 5730


  The Texas Panhandle                         & South Plains

Mission of RI


The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

2016-2017 District Governor


District Governor Susan & Cal Brints


Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club

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District Events
Mini Calendar
August 2016

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The Four Way Test 

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Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Areas of Focus





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District 5730 Welcome
Welcome to Rotary District 5730 and our Website. District 5730 stretches 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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The 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International has unanimously nominated Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested
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. 

RYLA Students (l to r) Melody Brown, Cameron Derrick, and Mary Hooton received certificates from our RYLA coordinators, Cynthia Gregory and Jay Givens, at the Tuesday meeting of the Plainview Rotary Club.
RYLA  Students boats: One of the big adventures of the week at RYLA camp was a competition to build a boat from cardboard and duct tape to see how long it would float. Our RYLA campers, (l to r) Cameron Derrick, Melody Brown, and Mary Hooton didn't brag too much about the success of their teams' boat, but fun was had by all.
Our three RYLA students, Melody Brown, Cameron Derrick, and Mary Hooton, gave us a report on the many adventures they had at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp. The Club presented them with certificates of achievement. The young ladies said they were inspired to start an Interact Club in Plainview.

District 5730 2016-2017 Club Presidents
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2016 Lone Star PETS Rangers
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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%

A gift from Rotary - Through the use of District Grant Funds, Tahoka Rotary Club was able to purchase a new steam table for Lynn County Pioneers Senior Center. Pictured with the steam table are, from left: Blake Moore, President of Tahoka Rotary Club, Rosa Longoria, head cook, Brenda Tilman, Rith Silvas, and Brenda Whitten, Past President of Tahoka Rotary Club.

A few Rotarians from Midland Rotary Club recently visited Midland’s I-20 Wildlife Preserve where our club used a district grant in 2015 to purchase stone benches and a monolith to be placed as a rest area in the preserve. We were invited to see where “our” rest area was located. The director reported that many people are asking to reserve the Rotary rest area for devotions, bible study, etc. Midland is learning about Rotary!


Forty years ago, a man named George Campbell, the owner of the company I worked for, invited me to join Rotary. Back then, that was a common practice in the United States. Your boss invited you to join Rotary because he thought it would be good for business and good for the community, and you said yes. It’s not surprising that our membership surged during that period.

In April, Rotary members from around the world met during the Council on Legislation and took action to give clubs greater flexibility in their meeting schedule and membership. These changes took effect 1 July. Learn more about the changes.

Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.

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.



Rotary is marking the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities. The celebration kicks off at the 2016 Rotary Convention in Seoul and will culminate at the 2017 convention in Atlanta.
ImageJuly Attendance Report Due


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.


2016-2017 Theme
Home Page News
Click here to download/view DG Susan Brints  visitation schedule.
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.
To view and/or Download the May/June Newsletter, please Click Here.
The Youth Services Site Page has been updated with 2016 RLYA Forms. Click here to visit page.

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Club Secretaries and folks who enter information

Please enter all information concerning your members though your club website (if you have ClubRunner) or through the District Website. Information flows up - Club > District > RI, but not down.



Zone Institute
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Lone Star PETS
International Convention
What Paul Harris Said


"Rotary has a long way to go. One who thinks of the movement as a finished product is indeed short sighted; there is nothing in the past to justify such a view; those who have been long identified with it think of it as having made a beginning only; the grandeur of Rotary must be in the days to come".

Foundation Goals for 2016-2017

Annual/Share Fund

August 16, 2016

PolioPlus Fund

August 16, 2016