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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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On Monday evening , November 7th, approximately 20 Midland Rotarians, some spouses and about 40 members of the Greenwood Interact Club assembled at Hogan Park for a demonstration and participation in putting up and taking down a ShelterBox. It was chaos at first, but soon organization was obvious! The students did all the work with some assistance from Rotarians in Midland’s four Rotary Clubs. ShelterBox Ambassador and a Midland North Rotarian, Marla Barbee, talked about the international survival organization and how it helps people worldwide who survive natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. Following the disassembling process and getting everything back into the box from which it came, everyone was treated to pizza and soft drinks.
As an amazing aside, Greenwood Interact was 90 members strong last school year. Already this year, they have 130, yes, 130 members—and that doesn’t include the young men playing football. When football season is over, they will add another 30-35 young adults to their clubs! What an inspiration these students, and sponsors, are to those of us who have long forgotten we used to have the same energy as they do!!!
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PDG Dianne and Ed Andewrson with RI trustee Young Suk Yoon and wife Seung Ja, and RI president elect Ian Riseley at the one-on-one breakfast held at the Zone Institute.
November is Rotary Foundation month! It's a good time to reflect on the great Rotary Foundation sponsored programs we support and on how each of us can contribute to make sure these programs continue.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you support Rotary's work across the world and help ensure our future. You can choose where to direct your donation and how you wish to give. Recognition is offered at many giving levels.

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.
Looking back at the momentous 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, it is difficult to see what could have been contentious about the words of then-President Arch C. Klumph: “It seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” Yet, at the time, support for the idea was far from unanimous. Some thought an endowment fund would create more trouble than it was worth. But Klumph’s idea received the support it most needed in the form of an initial donation of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Mo.



Rotary is marking the Foundation's centennial with a year of festivities.
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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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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