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Posted on Dec 12, 2017
 

Seventy-two years ago, the United Nations was founded "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war ... [and] to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors." Despite those worthy aspirations, and generations of investment in achieving them, the "scourge of war" is still with us: Last year, more than 102,000 people died in 49 armed conflicts around the world. Some of those conflicts were in their fifth decade or beyond. Terrorism, intolerance, and extremism; the refugee crisis; and environmental degradation are now global challenges.

RI President's December Message César Caro 2017-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
People Of Action Citation César Caro 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor's December Message Charles Starnes 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 11, 2017
ImageNovember 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.

November Attendance Report Due César Caro 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month César Caro 2017-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 15, 2017
 
Making a Difference : The Heart of a Leader
 
June 4 - Jun 8, 2018
Plains Baptist Camp
 
Early BIrd Special : $300.00 Per Camper
(May 1, 2018 and Later =  $350 Per Camper)
 
 
Camp RYLA 2018 César Caro 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 15, 2017
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The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed
(Up to $50Mil/Yr.)
Our Rotary wide 2017-2018 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $50 Million + the $2 for 1$ Gates Foundation Match
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!

Polio Plus: Zero Is The Magic Number
Advocate-Donate-Educate to End Polio Now & Forever!
16,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 11/11/17

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2017   LYTD 2016   Total 2016   Total 2015  Total 2014 
Globally 14323774 359
 Endemic Countries14323774  340
 Non-Endemic Countries  000019

 New Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0

2017 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2016 Totals)
 
Endemic Countries
5 Pakistan (20), 9 Afghanistan (13), 0 Nigeria (4)
 
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 11/11/2017 César Caro 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
How To Create A My Rotary Account César Caro 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
November is The Rotary Foundation Month César Caro 2017-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Amarillo Rotary Club César Caro 2017-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Littlefield Rotary Club César Caro 2017-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation - Craft Beer & Wine Tastin' in Midland César Caro 2017-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club César Caro 2017-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
October 24 is World Polio Day César Caro 2017-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 07, 2017
 
District 5730 has established partnerships with four organizations to coordinate Hurricane Harvey Relief. The first three are High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo, South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock, and the West Texas Food Bank in Odessa and Midland. These organizations have the facilities to accept, sort, package and ship relief supplies to capable receiving and distribution centers. They are a part of Feeding Texas, a network of food banks covering all counties in Texas.  The fourth partner is HungerPlus that has the logistics skills through its network to support the additional long-range transportation needs brought about by this state-wide response.
 
What you and your clubs can do:
  1. Collect relief supplies as identified on the attached list. They consist of non-perishable food items, many of which do not require cooking, cleaning supplies, and personal supplies. Deliver them to the Food Bank nearest your local collection points. The Food Banks request that you do not deliver clothing. Those items should be given to other collection agencies such as the Salvation Army.
  2. Encourage other organizations in your club’s area to collect items and deliver them to the Food Banks.
  3. Deliver the items to the Food Bank nearest you. You are discouraged from taking your own trailer load to the Gulf Coast.
  4. Contribute to the Harvey Relief Funds of the three Food Banks and HungerPlus. This will support the additional costs of handling, packaging, and shipping. All organizations are 501(c)3.
  5. Volunteer your time and encourage other groups to volunteer at one of the collection sites. These volunteer efforts including the donation of cash and in-kind items count toward your Presidential Citation when you log them into Rotary Club Central.
We anticipate that this effort will be ongoing for several weeks. Rotarians are “People of Action” and know how to muster the diverse resources to tackle this humanitarian service need. Thank you for your support. The people in each of the Rotary Districts directly impacted by Harvey (5890, 5910, and 5930) will benefit from your contributions.
 
District 5730 Coordinated Response for Harvey Relief Charles STarnes 2017-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2017
 
EVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world's 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities.  
Rotary partners with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness César Caro 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
District Grant Qualification Video César Caro 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2017
 
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president César Caro 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Borger Rotary Club César Caro 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2017
 
Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary president César Caro 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Amarillo West Rotary Club César Caro 2017-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 07, 2017

Newly Updated Rotary Club Central Now Available

The new and improved Rotary Club Central is here. It's now faster, easier to navigate, and presents past and current club data in a more accessible way. Additional features include:

  • Inputting Rotary Foundation goals in local currency
  • Easy-to-read charts and graphs make it easy to set goals and plan for the future
  • A simpler way to track service activities and volunteer hours

Plus, you can plan and track membership initiatives, service activities, and Foundation giving, as well as complete Rotary Citation goals.

Rotary Club Central is also a great tool for succession planning. As club leadership changes, having a historical record of goals and achievements can make the transition between leaders seamless.

To learn more, watch video. If you need assistance navigating the new platform, go to the and search for Rotary Club Central to access any of the several guides.

Check out the new today.

Newly Updated Rotary Club Central Now Available César Caro 2017-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
August is Membership & New Club Development Month César Caro 2017-08-07 05:00:00Z 0
Grant Qualification Video Charles Starnes 2017-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles Starnes on Jul 14, 2017
 
PRESIDENTIAL CITATION GOALS:
  1. Meeting Presidential Citation Criteria - 25 Clubs.
  2. Pay July & January Dues On Time - All Clubs.
  3. Record Volunteer Hours & Service Project Contributions In Rotary Club Central - All Clubs.
MEMBERSHIP/CLUB GOALS:
  1. Net Gain Of 1 Member, 2 If Club Is Greater Then 50.
  2. Club Presidential Citation Membership Goal- 50%.
  3. Net Gain of 1 Female Member, 2 If Club Is Greater Than 50.
  4. Net Gain of 1 Member Under 40, 2 If Club Is Greater Than 50.
FOUNDATION GOALS:
  1. Annual/Share Fund - $291,000.00.
  2. Polio Plus Fund - $51,000.00.
  3. New Major Donors - 10.
  4. New & Current Paul Harris Society Members - 100.
  5. Every Rotarian Every Year Club - 25.
  6. Sustaining Members Club - 30.
  7. New 100% Paul Harris Club - 2.
PUBLIC IMAGE GOALS:
  1. Increase District Facebook Page Activities - 100%.
  2. Get Coverage Of Local Projects/Events In Local Media & Report in Rotary Club Central - Each Club.
  3. Hold A World Polio Day Event & Publicize In Local Media - 40 Clubs.
  4. Send At Least 1 Student to RYLA - Each Club.
  5. Publish Effective District Newsletter Monthly.
RI PRESIDENT SERVICE PROJECT OF EMPHASIS:
  1. Plant 1 Tree For Every Member By Earth Day 2018 (4/22/18) & Report On Rotary Club Central.
  2. Each Club Have Some Members Who Plat At Least 1 Tree - Can Be Done By Any Member In Any Location.
  3. Have A Club Project For A Local Planting.
  4. Use District Matching Funds To Partner With Another District To Engage Efforts Of An Organization That Has Capability To Plant 1,700+ Trees In A Viable Ecosystem.
District 2017-2018 Goals Charles Starnes 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 14, 2017
 

Dear District 5730 Rotarians,

With sadness I share with you a self explanatory email from RIP Ian Risely.

Sincerely,

DG Charles Starnes

 

My fellow Rotary leaders,

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I need to advise you that the President-elect of Rotary International, Sam Owori, died last night.

Sam had undergone some surgery in Texas that he had been planning for some time, and there were post-operative complications from which he couldn’t recover.   I will provide appropriate details when they are known.

In this time of great loss, I ask you to keep Norah, the Owori family and Sam’s millions of friends around the world in your thoughts.

Sam was a special person in so many ways, and is a huge loss.  We will provide more details on funeral arrangements as they become available.

From the perspective of Rotary administration, we in Evanston are looking at what needs to be done as a result of Sam’s passing.  

With enormous sadness,

Ian

For more information please click here.

Passing of RIPE Sam Owori César Caro 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Grant Module Instructions Charles Starnes 2017-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles Starnes on Jul 04, 2017
The 2017-18 Memorandum of Understanding, the 2017-2018 District Grant Guidelines, and the 2017-2018 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 there.
District & Global Grant Guidelines 2017-2018 Charles Starnes 2017-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Odessa Rotary Club César Caro 2017-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Post Rotary Club César Caro 2017-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Canyon Rotary Club César Caro 2017-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2017
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."
PDG Ted Holder César Caro 2017-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Weapons and Rotary Clubs, Districts and other Rotary entities policy clarification César Caro 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
June Is Rotary Fellowships Month César Caro 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Father's Day César Caro 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
District 5730 Governor Charles Starnes 2017-2018 Installation César Caro 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2017
 
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
Service Above Self Award César Caro 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
May Is Youth Service Month César Caro 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
May 29th is Memorial Day César Caro 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Lone Star PETS César Caro 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
May 14th is Mother's Day César Caro 2017-05-04 05:00:00Z 0
Golf Scramble - Dumas Rotary Club César Caro 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
Pints for Polio - Big Spring Rotary Club César Caro 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference César Caro 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Lone Star Pets Saturday Dinner Session keynote address - RIPE 2017-2018 Ian Riseley César Caro 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Lone Star Pets Saturday Lunch Session keynote address - PDG Sylvia Whitlock César Caro 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Lone Star Pets Saturday Breakfast Session keynote address - RI Director Jennifer Jones César Caro 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Lone Star Pets Friday Dinner Session keynote address - PRIP Rick King César Caro 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Lone Star Pets Friday Lunch Session keynote address - Dr. Mouzon Biggs César Caro 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Award César Caro 2017-02-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2017
 

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.

2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley announces his presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference César Caro 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 16, 2017

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. 

Download the new zone structure and the board decision timeline

Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure César Caro 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month César Caro 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International's Anniversary César Caro 2017-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 31, 2016
In addition to making the first personal contribution to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary founder Paul Harris also established a trust that would generate income for him and his wife, Jean, until their deaths, when the remaining balance would be given to the Foundation to educate underprivileged children.
 
In 1944, Paul Harris created a charitable trust, which stipulated that the income would accrue to him during his lifetime and to his wife, Jean, after he died. Upon her death, the balance of the trust would go to The Rotary Foundation. Jean died in 1964, and the Trustees accepted the bequest and honored Harris' request that the money be used to educate underprivileged children.

Others have designated that their gift be used to support a favorite Rotary Foundation program in the name of a loved one. Sir Angus Mitchell, the first Australian to become president of Rotary (1948-49), helped launch this tradition in 1949, when he established a scholarship for an Australian student in honor of his wife, to be known as the Teenie Robertson Mitchell Memorial Fellowship. Thus began a long tradition that continues to this day.

Bruno Ghigi wanted to honor his father, who had been a member of the Rotary Club of Rimini, Italy. Throughout his childhood, Bruno listened to his father regale the family with wonderful stories of Rotary's work. After leaving school, Bruno joined his father in the family business and he later branched out to form a software company that became one of the most successful in Italy. Bruno joined Rotary and became club president and a Rotary Foundation Major Donor. In 1988, on the 20th anniversary of his father's death, Ghigi donated $350,000 to The Rotary Foundation to establish an endowed fund to benefit refugees, the sick, and street children in Africa and Brazil.

Some recipients of the Foundation's benevolence have later felt inspired to pay back so others could enjoy that same experience. For example, Sadako Ogata, one of the first Rotary Foundation scholars, later donated $10,000 to the Foundation in appreciation for the scholarship it had bestowed on her as a university student. "Rotary set me on a course that I am still continuing. If I had not gone to the United States as an Ambassadorial Scholar," she said, "I don't think I would have pursued the study of international relations."

Richard Illgen, an Ambassadorial Scholar from Mainz, Germany, studied business and economics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA. After graduating, he joined Kraft Foods, where he enjoyed a very successful career. Wanting to provide a similar scholarship opportunity for others, Illgen and his wife, Irene, made a gift — matched by Kraft Foods — that provided $23,000 for a scholar from his home district in Germany to study at Northwestern.

David C. Forward, 1-Dec-2016
Featured Excerpt From Chapter 11, "It’s Not Just About the Money" César Caro 2016-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
January is Vocational Service Month César Caro 2016-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 31, 2016
Lone Star P.E.T.S.
February 23-26, 2017
DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel
 
 
  • The training is some of the best you'll ever receive about Rotary.
  • The opportunity to meet and develop lifetime friendships with your classmates and trainers.
  • A visit to the hospitality room, to visit out vendors and pick up some Rotary materials.
  • The opportunity to mix and mingle with International Rotary Leaders , and
  • Be inspired and ignite the fire for Rotary by our outstanding speakers!


See you at P.E.T.S.!!

Lone Star P.E.T.S. César Caro 2016-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 21, 2016
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!!!
Greenwood Interact in Midland César Caro 2016-11-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 15, 2016
 
Share The Rotary Foundation’s story
 
Help us ensure that every member of your Rotary club and members of your community know the great work our Foundation does all over the world.
 
We’ve put together the following resources to help you celebrate and promote the 100th anniversary in your community.
 
  • Celebration and fundraising ideas and activities for clubs
  • Doing Good in the World promotional flier
  • Doing Good in the World bookmark
  • Sample press release
  • Centennial letterhead
  • Centennial PowerPoint template
  • History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint
  • Centennial postcard
  • 100 Acts of Doing Good postcard
 
 
Download a list of experts available to speak at your Rotary event
Rotary Foundation Centennial Promotional Resources César Caro 2016-11-15 06:00:00Z 0
Thank you Veterans! César Caro 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving to All César Caro 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Salute to All Veterans César Caro 2016-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2016
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.
Zone Institute - Salt Lake City César Caro 2016-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Home For The Holidays César Caro 2016-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
No Limit César Caro 2016-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
You Are Champions César Caro 2016-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2016
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.

November is Rotary Foundation Month César Caro 2016-10-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
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. 
Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2016-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
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.
CDC director and Time senior editor will headline World Polio Day César Caro 2016-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
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.
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees César Caro 2016-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 21, 2016
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.
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti César Caro 2016-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2016
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.
Sweetwater Rotary Club - World Polio Day César Caro 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Nigeria’s top health official visits Rotary to discuss country’s response to polio outbreak César Caro 2016-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2016 highlights Rotary’s progress to end polio César Caro 2016-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication César Caro 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2016
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.
Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2016
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.
Midland Rotary Club César Caro 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2016
 
 
Get a  good start on your Christmas shopping. Plainview Rotary's 42nd Annual Running Water Draw Arts & Crafts Festival is October 14-16 at the Ollie Liner Center in Plainview (2 miles south on I-27 Business). The festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
 
Running Water Draw Arts & Crafts Festival has been a favorite show for 42 consecutive years. This year promises to be a bigger and better show filled with fun, excitement, and treasures for every occasion. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Running Water Draw Arts & Crafts Festival César Caro 2016-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 06, 2016
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.
The Purple Pinkie Poster César Caro 2016-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Happy Halloween District 5730 César Caro 2016-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

The Gala is Saturday, October 8 from 6:30pm-11:00pm at the Ward County Coliseum. It will include a steak dinner with entertainment by Howl at the Moon. There is also a Skeet Shoot Saturday Morning. The fundraising efforts is to build a Splash Pad in the new Rotary Park in Monahans. This is by far the most ambitious project the Monahans club has ever attempted.

Monahans Gala and Skeet Shoot Event César Caro 2016-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation is turning 100! Cesar Caro 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 23, 2016
 
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 Rotary Foundation 100th Year Celebration César Caro 2016-09-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
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.
October is Economic and Community Development month César Caro 2016-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2016
 
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016.
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria César Caro 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2016
 
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people.
 
The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded.
 
Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims César Caro 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2016
 
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.
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now César Caro 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2016
Buildings lie in ruins Wednesday, after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake leveled towns in central Italy. The quake killed at least 241 and left thousands homeless.
 
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing more than 240 people and trapping an unknown number beneath rubble. Tremors were felt as far away as Rome, 100 km (65 miles) southwest of the quake's epicenter.
ShelterBox and Rotary clubs take action following earthquake in Italy César Caro 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
September is Basic Education & Literacy Month César Caro 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 11, 2016
 
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
Sam Owori is selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president César Caro 2016-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
District Visioning César Caro 2016-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 08, 2016
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.
Rotary MDTI In Austin Charles Starnes 2016-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2016
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.
Plainview Rotary Club Charles Starnes 2016-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Membership Training César Caro 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Atlanta Convention Promo César Caro 2016-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
2016 Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar in Dallas César Caro 2016-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 28, 2016
 
 
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.
 
Tahoka Rotary Club César Caro 2016-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year Resolutions César Caro 2016-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2016
 
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!
Midland Rotary Club César Caro 2016-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2016
 
President Lydia Castillo presents outgoing President Stan DeMerritt a gavel to commemorate his outstanding year of service to the Plainview Rotary Club.
Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2016-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2016
 
In June 2016, Past District Governor César Caro had the opportunity to go and visit One Rotary Center, the headquarters and birthplace of Rotary International located in Evanston, Il.. Room 711, the office of Rotary International founder, Paul Harris, is on display inside of Rotary Headquarters. PDG César also had the opportunity to go to Chicago, Il and visit Paul Harris's house which is currently under restoration (a 2 million dollar project) and The Paul Harris Memorial Grave Site. PDG César had meetings with his 2010-2011 District Governor classmates, known as The Burgundy Brigade,  and with Past Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith (2010-2011) He also met with Past Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran (2015-2016), Rotary International John Germ (2016-2017) and Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko. Special thanks to the Sweetwater Rotary Club.
PDG Visit to One Rotary Center César Caro 2016-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 22, 2016
 
President Zollie Steakley presents outgoing President Stacy Dove a plaque to commemorate his outstanding year of service to the Sweetwater Rotary Club.
Sweetwater Rotary Club César Caro 2016-07-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 17, 2016
 
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.
Changes for the New Rotary Year César Caro 2016-07-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2016
 
FOUNDATION GOALS:
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
 
MEMBERSHIP/CLUB GOALS:
Rotarians - 1980
Net 1 Member Gain per Club
New Rotary Club - 1
Club Presidential Citation - 5
New Rotaract Club - 1
New Interact Club - 1
 
PARTICIPATION GOALS:
Involvement In District Grant - 46 Clubs
Involvement In Global Grant - 15 Clubs
Club Presidential Citation - 5 Clubs
Training, Assemblies, Dinners, District Conference - 100%
District 2016-2017 Goals Susan Brints 2016-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary New Leadership Month César Caro 2016-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Katie Salter on Jul 08, 2016
 
Grant Certification for District and Global Grants for 2016-17
   
There is another opportunity for grant certification! Remember, you need to have at least one person in your club certified to participate in grants this year. 
 
Webinar  -    Tuesday, July 26th    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.    
 
To join the webinar, you will need the following information:
 
Webinar - Rotary
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Central Daylight Time
  • Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 923-339-605 
 
Thank you for your passion for The Rotary Foundation.
 
We look forward to another year of Service Above Self with all the local grants in your communities!
 
Webinar _ Rotary Foundation Katie Salter 2016-07-08 05:00:00Z 0
May/June Newsletter John Scott 2016-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Susan Brints on Jun 22, 2016
 
 
You Are Invited
 
The Rotary Club of
Metropolitan Lubbock

Requests your presence at
the Installation of  

Susan Elle Brints
District Governor 2016-17

Saturday July 9, 2016

District 5730 Rotary Apple Orchard
Officially:  “South Plains Food Bank Elle
Rotary District 5730 Apple Orchard”
5605 M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Lubbock, TX 79404

3:00 pm   
Tours of the Apple Orchard and the
New South Plains Food Bank

4:00 pm
Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and Rotary Fellowship in the Orchard  

5:00 pm
Installation & Program
Rotary Orchard Barn

Comfortable Orchard Dress
District Governor 2016-2017 Installation Susan Brints 2016-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
June Is Fellowships Month César Caro 2016-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
Global Grants for 2015-2016 Susan Brints 2016-05-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 23, 2016
Rotary Membership Training
Recruitment & Retention
 
Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites South I-20
900 Crump Street
Midland, Texas 79701
432-695-9020
 
$20.00/Person (Includes Lunch) Pay at the door.
Due if reservation not canceled after 1:00 pm on May 12
 
WhO - Every Rotarian, especially Membership Chairs, officers and Directors
 
For More Information Click on the image to View/Download Flyer
Rotary Membership Training César Caro 2016-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
Big Spring Rotary Club César Caro 2016-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Mother's Day - May 8th 2016 César Caro 2016-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 20, 2016
 
Rotary International's Structured Programs for Youth Service are: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Youth Exchange. The month of May is designated as “Youth Service Month” to focus on all Rotary activities that support the development of young people up to the age of 30.
May is Youth Service Month César Caro 2016-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 19, 2016
 

James M. Willson Jr. passed away April 9, 2016. Jimmy was born November 30, 1921 in Hale Center, Texas to J.M..Willson Sr. and Mavis Terry Willson. He completed secondary education at Floydada High School and college education in accounting at S.M.U. He served in the army in WW II and married Anne O'berry Newman in 1946. They were in the lumber and hardware business in Floydada until 1989. He served many public service jobs during his life including Methodist Lay Leader, city mayor as well as being a 50 year plus member of Boy Scouts, Rotary International and Lions Club among many other organizations. Jimmy was a member of the Floydada Rotary Club and served as Rotary District 573 (now 5730) Governor in 1963-1964 and in 1964-1965. The only District Governor to serve two terms. His first love was work on behalf of Freemasonry and its charities. Jimmy served as Grandmaster of Texas Masons as well as an officer in four national masonic organizations. Dad truly believed that "....no man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child".

Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents and wife.

He is survived by five children: Mac Willson, Linda Noy and husband Nick, Jane Traugott and husband Joe, John and Terry.

Graveside service with Masonic Rites were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Memorial Service was held at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Floydada with Ken Peterson officiating. Arrangements were under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.
 
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community, the world, and Rotary International.
PDG James "Jimmy" Willson César Caro 2016-04-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 13, 2016
 
The first Rotary International Leadership Institute, RILI,  training seminar was held on April 9 & 10 in Midland, Texas. It was two great days of interaction, participation, and learning.
 
 
The first graduating RILI class. In the front row are, left to right, are: Roman Doria (Midland North), DG John Scott (Greater Big Spring), Sylvia Cevellos, Wendy Holland (Midland Daybreak), and Steven Palma (Midland West). In the back row are Marco Carracarro (Midland North, Permis Evand (Midland Daybreak), Grace Adamd (midland North, Zachary Mullins (Greater Big Spring), Matt Vercher (Midland West), Anna Winegar (Andrews), and Harold Howard (Midland West).
 
The team that put this first class together were: front row , left to right, PDG Dianne Anderson, PDG Dill Dendy (D5810), and George Bancroft (Team Leader). Back row are: DGND Dan Linebarger, PDG César Caro, Chris Stokes, and Brent Strande.
 
We invite you to come and join us for our second class to be held in Lubbock or Amarillo sometime in June.
Rotary International Leadership Institute César Caro 2016-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2016
Representatives at the 2013 Council on Legislation hold up green cards to demonstrate a yes vote on a motion. Photo Credit: Rotary Images
 

Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs. PDG Jim Cole from the Levelland Noon Rotary Club is in attendance representing District 5730.

Council on Legislation to meet in Chicago 10-15 April César Caro 2016-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Mar 30, 2016
 
The topic of the Monday, March 28th club meeting was "The Pacific Crest Trail". It was presented by Miss Ingrid "Blue Dreams" Castro, pictured here with club president Stacy Dove. She hiked 2,663.5 miles from Mexico to Canada. Her amazing journey started on April 25th, 2015 and ended on October 8th, 2015. She hiked through Southern California, Central California, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. What a great program and inspiration for today's generation. 
 
Sweetwater Rotary Club César Caro 2016-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles Starnes on Mar 30, 2016
 
Mike Fox, Executive  Director  of the Plainview Hale County Economic Development Corporation,  gave the Plainview Rotary Club an update on Plainview's economic standing three years after the Cargill  closure. His optimistic report was well received. He is pictured here with Rotary Club vice president Kim Street. 
Plainview Rotary Club Charles Starnes 2016-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles Starnes on Mar 28, 2016
 
The Plainview Rotary Club honored three  Plainview High School students for their perfect attendance. Shown are (l to r) Rotarian Susie Starnes, Jayden  Brush, Laura Montoya, Rotarian Charles Starnes, Macie Mayberry, and Rotarian Danny Wrenn. The three  winners each received an iPod. They were selected randomly from the over 90 PHS students who had perfect attendance over the last six weeks. The Rotary Club is glad to provide this incentive to all of the junior and senior high students in Plainview ISD.
 
Plainview Rotary Club Charles Starnes 2016-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
2016 District Conference In Big Spring César Caro 2016-03-24 05:00:00Z 0
RILI Training César Caro 2016-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Post Rotary Club César Caro 2016-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 21, 2016
 
 
 
Lynn Ramsey from the Shamrock Rotary Club wins first place for the rotary float entered in the Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Parade. In the picture above are Shamrock Rotary Club members at the Chili Cook Off Rotary Tent. They were First Place winners at the Rotary Chili Cook Off during the St. Patrick's Day festivities in Shamrock.
Shamrock Rotary Club César Caro 2016-03-21 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
Borger Rotarians turned out on Tue., Mar. 8 at the Borger ISD to help pack 1,050 snack packs for students. Rotarians are (l. to r.) Bob Maguire, Tony McCarthy, Jen Cobos, Chance Welch, Amy Blansett, Debra Wells, Theron Baker, Brandy Callahan, and Sara Ramby. Over 80 people met to prepare enough snacks for students to last over spring break.
 
Borger Rotary Club - SnackPak4Kids Packing‏ César Caro 2016-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 19, 2016
 
At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary International provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Their projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
 
April is Maternal and Child Health Month César Caro 2016-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 24, 2016
 

Over 750 million people in the world lack access to safe water and more than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Rotary's projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.

March is Water and Sanitation Month César Caro 2016-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
RYLA Camp June 6-10, 2016 César Caro 2016-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
District Training Assembly Susan Brints 2016-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2016
It is with great pleasure that I notify you of the decision of the nominating committee to recommend Dan Linebarger as the district Governor for 2018 - 2019. Ken Patterson reported that the decision was very hard with two excellent candidates. The committee further said they wished they could name the other candidate, Phelps Blume, as the 2019 - 2020 district governor, but the by-laws do not permit that! Congratulations to both candidates for their excellent presentations and qualifications.  I hope that Phelps will apply again this coming year as did the committee.
 
Sincerely
John Scott
District Governor 2015 - 2016
District Governor 2018-2019 César Caro 2016-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
District leaders set to celebrate Foundation’s centennial César Caro 2016-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Young Leaders Summit Contest César Caro 2016-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 19, 2016
 

Sixty million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution, and 90 percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships, and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, members train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Members also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

and help spread peace around the world.
to promote peace.

February is Peace and Confict Prevention/Resolution Month César Caro 2016-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Rotary César Caro 2016-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Germ reveals ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ as 2016-17 presidential theme César Caro 2016-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary condemns deadly attack on polio security personnel in Pakistan César Caro 2016-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 15, 2016
President Elect Training Seminar
It is time for club Presidents Elect and President Nominees to sign up for PETS.  Even if you have been before, you will find the information is very different than even two years ago.  Please sign up before the end of the month as rates rise February 1st. Click on the image above to Register.
Lone Star PETS César Caro 2016-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
January is Vocational Month César Caro 2016-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 29, 2015
Greetings to all.  As you have no doubt seen and heard on the news, District 5810 was hit by five tornados over the week end.  Pam and I were not impacted by the events of the week-end.
 
Just wanted to give you an update as to our status in District 5810. The heaviest impact was on the west side of Lake Ray Hubbard and the east sides of Garland and Rowlett (east central part of the District).  Other areas affected are Ennis, (southeast part of the District), Ovilla (south central part of the District) and Nevada (near Wylie north east part of the District).
 
The tornado, rated an EF-4, that hit the Garland Rowlett area, was a quarter mile wide and stayed on the ground for 13miles, and 20 minutes.
 
The Club Presidents in each area report that to their knowledge none of their members were severely impacted, however that may change now that the rain has stopped and people are contacted.  These Presidents will provide 5810 both short term and long term relief needs assessments and co-ordinate with the 5810 Relief Committee.
 
I have asked PDG Ean Sullivan and PDG Bill Dendy of District 5810 to co-ordinate, 5810's relief response.
 
Please keep our District in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
 
"BE A GIFT TO THE WORLD"
 
Larry W. Webb
Rotary International District 5810
District Governor 2015-2016
972-822-1243
Tornado Relief for District 5810 John Scott 2015-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 20, 2015
 

Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. , 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world.

You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month.

Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the district with the highest number of donors contributing to the Foundation on 1 December could receive a visit from Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith.

Rotary News -13-Nov-2015

Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December Cesar Caro 2015-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
 
Please join Rotary International at the Rotary World Peace Conference on January 15 & 16 and hear one of the keynote and breakout speakers, Steve Killelea, the founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace discuss the Global Terrorism Index that his group has created. Register today at www.peaceconference2016.org
 
A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.
Rotary World Peace Conference Cesar Caro 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Disease Prevention Video Cesar Caroi 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 19, 2015
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month Cesar M. Caro 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 19, 2015
Six Rotary Global Women of Action were honored during Rotary Day at the United Nations on 7 November in New York City. They are, from left: Lucy H. Hobgood-Brown, Dr. Hashrat A. Begum, Stella S. Dongo, Kerstin Jeska-Thorwat, Dr. Deborah K.W. Walters, and Razia Jan. -Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
 
The six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015 were recognized during Rotary Day at the United Nations on 7 November in New York City for their dedication and service, which have improved the lives of thousands around the world.
Six women recognized at United Nations for leadership, humanitarian service Cesar Caro 2015-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
It is well-established that The Rotary Foundation is the focus of attention in the month of November, and we try our best to publicize our Foundation programs and to raise money to fund the programs during the entire month! But why November?
Foundation Message Cesar Caro 2015-11-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2015
 
Students in Ecuador read books they received through an international project sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Annapolis, Maryland, and Quito Occidente, Ecuador. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Rotary and the Organization of American States. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Annapolis, Maryland, USA
 
Schoolchildren in Ecuador are improving their reading, and their teachers are receiving additional professional development through a collaboration between Rotary and the Organization of American States (OAS).
Rotary's representative network puts books into the hands of children in Ecuador Cesar Caro 2015-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2015
Jeffrey Kluger, Time magazine editor at large (left), talks with Dr. John Vertefeuille, polio incident manager for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of Rotary's World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
 
After a historic year during which transmission of the wild poliovirus vanished from Nigeria and the continent of Africa, the crippling disease is closer than ever to being eradicated worldwide, said top health experts at Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event on 23 October in New York City.
Celebrities, health officials come together to hail progress toward polio’s end Cesar Caro 2015-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cesar Caro on Oct 28, 2015
Picture is Rotarian and Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. Jerod Peek signing a proclamation in honor of World Polio Day on Friday, Oct. 23. Also shown (LtoR) are Sweetwater Rotary Club members, Eddie Brown, Club President Stacy Dove, Jeff Howard, Russ Petty, PDG César Caro, and John McPherson.
Sweetwater Declares October 23 as World Polio Day Cesar Caro 2015-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles Starnes on Oct 28, 2015
Plainview Mayor Wendell Dunlap (center) issued a proclamation at the October 27, 2015 meeting of the Plainview City Council declaring Friday, October 23 as World Polio Day in Plainview. Joining the mayor were Rotarians (l to r) Andrew Freeman, Susan Blackerby, DGN Charles Starnes, Leslie Spear, and Isauro Gutierrez.
Plainview Declaring October 23 as World Polio Day Charles Starnes 2015-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Foundation Video Cesar Caro 2015-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Foundation Month Cesar Caro 2015-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
November is Foundation Month Cesar Caro 2015-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 14, 2015
Last month, the United Nations reaffirmed its commitment to sustainable development by unanimously adopting 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Using our skills and expertise, the Rotary family already addresses many of the global priorities set by the UN:
Growing local economies and communities Cesar Caro 2015-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2015
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there.
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list Cesar Caro 2015-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2015
A refugee family from Syria seeks shelter in cramped conditions on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Photo Credit: Rachel Harvey/ShelterBox
 
In Syria, where a civil war has been raging since 2011, more than 6,000 people flee the country every day. As of September, more than 4.1 million people have become refugees, and 7.6 million more have been internally displaced.
Rotary and ShelterBox support Syrian refugees Cesar Caro 2015-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 13, 2015
 
Join Rotary International on 23 October for their third annual World Polio Day event. They’ll be streaming live from New York City at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tune in to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and more. Sign up:
Make History Today - World Polio Day Cesar Caro 2015-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2015
Register online to take part in Rotary Day at the United Nations on 7 November. This annual event at UN Headquarters in New York City offers Rotary members and others a unique opportunity to learn how we work with the United Nations to advance peace and improve the lives of those most in need.
Rotary UN Day Cesar Caro 2015-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Cesar Caro 2015-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
October is Economic & Community Development Month Cesar Caro 2015-09-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2015
Support the Rotary Club of Amarillo Scholarship Program
All you have to do is attend and Have FUN
 
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Hold a fun, informal event in your community and introduce the public to your club and Rotary. It just might inspire someone to join!

Organize a Rotary Day César Caro 2015-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 14, 2015
 
Foundation:
$300,00.00 - To the Annual Fund
$75,000.00 - To PolioPlus
 
Membership:
1,900 - Old and New Rotarians
 
District Conference:
Over 200 Attendees
 
New Clubs:
At least 2 New Clubs
District Governor's Goals Cesar Caro 2015-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Months designations will change, effective 1 July 2015. You'll find the new ones below, in the 2015-16 calendar. Use them at your regular meetings to promote Rotary's involvement in these activities.
New Rotary Months Designations César Caro 2015-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

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 and Be a Gift to the World.

Welcome to Rotary International District 5730 Website! César Caro 2015-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary, Shelterbox organizing aid for quake victims in Nepal 2015-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
2015 São Paulo convention dates changed César Caro 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation César Caro 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Join The Paul Harris Society Today César Caro 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Make History Today César Caro 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now César Caro 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Individual Recognitions César Caro 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Is Your Club Up To The Challenge? César Caro 2015-05-12 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 29, 2015
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Are you ready to make it clear how Rotary invests in youth and young adults? Rotary International is rolling out a new visual identity for our youth programs that does just that. This new look will better align Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange with Rotary, making it more clear how these youth programs are connected to Rotary and an important part of our story.

Check out the new visual identity — a new, aligned visual design.

A new look for Rotary's youth programs‏ César Caro 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
April is Rotary Magazine Month César Caro 2015-03-30 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference César Caro 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
District Assembly Registration César Caro 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy César Caro 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Literacy Month César Caro 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Feb 18, 2015

ImageThe Nominating Committee has met and selected Charles Starnes as the District Governor for 2017-2018.  The Committee was led by PDG Ken Patterson.  Other team members were PDG Paul Anderson, PDG David Norris, Bonnie Pendleton, and Karen Houchin.  CONGRATULATIONS Charles!!

Charles grew up in the Texas Panhandle.  After a 27 year Navy career, he returned to Texas.  Charles is a member of the Plainview Club.  He has been a Rotarian since 1996.

Charles is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, and Bequest Society.  Besides being a club president, he has served District 5730 as an Assistant Governor, Membership Chair, and currently is a member of the Membership Cadre for Zones 21b and 27. 

Charles Starnes 2017-2018 District Governor César Caro 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Birthday Rotary César Caro 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 28, 2015

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The goal of Family Week is for Rotary clubs to connect with families in their communities, particularly those that need extra attention. Share information on Family Week with club chairs.

  • Recognize successful projects in your district. Domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, and gang activity are just a few of the formidable challenges facing today's family.
  • Clubs are urged to use this opportunity to promote family projects already underway or think about starting new ones.
Rotary Family Week César Caro 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 28, 2015

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On February 23, Rotary celebrates its 110th anniversary. The day also marks the anniversary of the first mass polio vaccinations, which started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1954 and expanded across the United States. A group of children from Arsenal Elementary School received the first injections of the new polio vaccine developed by Dr. Jonas Salk.

Happy Birthday Rotary! César Caro 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 28, 2015

February is World Understanding Month

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During World Understanding Month, Rotary clubs focus on projects and programs that promote peace and reduce conflict in our communities and around the world.  Examples of programs that fall within the Rotary Foundation “Peace and Conflict Resolution” area of focus include:

1. Community activities targeting non-Rotarian participants, including conferences, trainings, and camps, in support of nonviolence, peace-building, and human rights;

2. Facilitated conflict resolution workshops related to topics addressing community needs such as policy development, business activities across conflict lines, educational reform, and peace journalism;

3. Supporting initiatives addressing psychological effects of conflict;

4. Educating youth on preventive measures to avoid conflict;

5. Training programs or campaigns to address negative social dynamics in a community, including but not limited to anti-gang efforts and those to overcome radical differences;

6. Communication and arbitration among parties previously engaged in direct conflict;

7. Vocational training teams supporting the above activities;

8. Scholarships for graduate-level study in programs related to peace and conflict prevention/resolution.

World Understanding Month César Caro 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

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Israeli, Palestinian, and American teens draw portraits of one another -- an exercise in seeing one another in a new way -- in an art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, during the 2014 Hands of Peace program. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kelly Mellos

Students from Israel and Palestine sat together at a local art studio in Encinitas, California, USA, one day last summer, drawing portraits of one another and learning how to live in peace.

Intense summer program gives Israeli and Palestinian teens new perspectives César Caro 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 27, 2015

ImageThe new club invoice is on its way to clubs around the world. Your invoice is based on your club's membership as of 1 January; no adjustments to this invoice should be necessary. Payment is due upon receipt but no later than 120 days.

We hope you find the invoice easier to understand and more manageable than the old eight-part semiannual report. You can send questions or comments to clubfinance@rotary.org or contact your RI regional office.

Find more information about the new invoice:

How-to guides
FAQ
Membership dues

Rotary News - 26-Jan-2015

Watch for new club invoice coming to your mailbox César Caro 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 27, 2015

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Robert Riojas was recognized on his first anniversary as a Rotarian. During his first year in the Plainview club he has brought in two new members.
Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 27, 2015

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Using District Grant funds the Canadian Rotary Club Distributed dictionary to 3rd graders. Club members, Volunteers and School Counselors assisted with the project.

Canadian Rotary Club César Caro 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 27, 2015

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Lubbock Rotary Club District Grant - Backpacks for Students.

Lubbock Rotary Club César Caro 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 25, 2015

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Rotary Foundation Chair-elect Ray Klinginsmith talks to incoming district governors at the 2015 International Assembly about the next priorities and goals for the Foundation. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
 
The Rotary Foundation's continued success in changing lives will be buoyed by four new priorities aimed at expanding Rotary's work and enhancing the image and awareness of the Foundation's achievements.
New priorities, measurable goals to build Foundation’s success César Caro 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 25, 2015

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Rotary member Michael McQueen, a bestselling author and founder of The Nexgen Group, talks to district governor-elects on 20 January about keeping Rotary relevant. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
 
Strengthening Rotary's membership is not just important for incoming district governors, it's critical. That's the message they received from several key speakers at their training event, the 2015 International Assembly in San Diego.
Promoting membership with new ideas, even some that challenge tradition César Caro 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 25, 2015

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Rotary’s 535 district governors-elect will use what they learned at the 2015 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, to lead their districts in the 2015-16 year.Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska
 
Incoming district governors said they'll leave this year's International Assembly with a deeper understanding of Rotary's top priorities, including eradicating polio, enhancing Rotary's brand, strengthening the Rotary Foundation, and building a strong and more diverse membership.
 
Future leaders ready to become gifts to the world César Caro 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’ César Caro 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 25, 2015

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Female polio health workers providing the polio vaccine during the National Immunization Days in Kano Northern Nigeria.Photo Credit: Diego Ibarra Sánchez
 
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped.
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide César Caro 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 14, 2015

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Rotary e-club member Linda Elliott visits fellow member Paul Alexander in his home. Alexander is among a small number of people in the world today who rely on an iron lung to breathe. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Linda Elliott, a member of the Rotary E-club of District 5810

One might think a man living with polio in an iron lung would know about Rotary. But it wasn't until Paul Alexander had a business meeting with a member in Duncanville, Texas, earlier this year that he learned Rotary fights to eradicate the very disease that left him almost completely paralyzed.

Man in iron lung discovers Rotary César Caro 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 13, 2015

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Dr. Geetha Jayaram (far left) with Rotary members and staff at the Maanasi Clinic in Mugalur, Karnataka, India. Jayaram founded the clinic, which provides a range of mental health services. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Geetha Jayaram

Dr. Geetha Jayaram has dedicated her life to helping people in her native India and the United States overcome the torment of severe depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and other mental illnesses.

Alumni recognized for expanding mental health services and supporting Rotary’s work César Caro 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 08, 2015

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Rotary members from District 3230 and RI President Gary C.K. Huang (red vest) celebrate their record-breaking achievement. Photo Credit: Courtesy of I.S.A.K. Nazar, governor of District 3230 (India)

To eradicate polio in India, Rotary members displayed impressive coordination and commitment. So it should come as no surprise that Rotary members in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, were able to mobilize more than 40,000 people to create the world's largest human national flag. The tribute to the polio eradication effort qualified as a Guinness World Records-breaking achievement.

Rotary’s innovative tribute to polio eradication in India breaks Guinness world record César Caro 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference César Caro 2015-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jan 04, 2015

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Celebrate Rotary Awareness Month by training members on Rotary history, programs, or how to raise awareness of your club’s projects among your community. Or, ask members to share a personal story or experience that they have had because of Rotary. Every Rotarian has a Rotary story that can be educational and inspiring. The beginning of a new year is a good opportunity to renew inspiration for the rest of the Rotary year.

Here are some of the facts about Rotary that you and your fellow club members are probably well aware of:

  • Rotary is the world's largest private provider of international Scholarships (helping more than 1,000 students each year to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors to help build goodwill and promote peace).
  • Rotary has been instrumental in the worldwide effort to eradicate polio, an idea formed in East Tennessee by Bill Sergeant of Oak Ridge.
  • Rotary has 1.2 million members in 32,000 clubs in 200 countries worldwide.
  • All over the world Rotarians conduct projects to battle illiteracy, disease, hunger and lack of clean water.
January is Rotary Awareness Month César Caro 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 28, 2014

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Photos from the Rotary Club Shoe Drive held on the morning of December 18, 2014 in WalMart. New shoes and socks were purchased for 98 kids (K-5th) in SISD and fun was had by all! Special thanks to Courtney Martin, Paula Carmichael, Melissa Howard, Jenell Joanna Jones Scherwitz, Laura Elston Bedgood, Kathy McCombs Smartt, Peggy Elliott, Ritta Hernandez, Lou Lou Carey, Scott Lambert & WalMart Staff. Big Thanks also goes out to those Rotary members who also helped to make this drive the success that it was - PDG César M. Caro, Russ Petty, Mike Fernandez, Jeff Howard, Walt May, John McPherson, Scott Morgan, Terry Pittman and Stacy Dove. Great Job Guys!!!

Sweetwater Rotary Club - Annual Shoe Project César Caro 2014-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 17, 2014

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Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear.

Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss.

Gary C.K. Huang, President
Rotary International

Rotary News - 17-Dec-2014

Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan César Caro 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 16, 2014

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Matt Richards, director of Care2Prevent at the University of Chicago, a pediatric and adolescent HIV treatment and prevention program, talks about populations that have a disproportionate risk of infection, during Rotary’s World AIDS Day event. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa.

Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease César Caro 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 15, 2014

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Rotary member Jorge Aufranc (second from right), supervises the delivery and installation of new indoor safe stoves for the kitchen at Rancho Alegre school in Guatemala. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.3 million deaths in 2012 were linked to indoor air pollution in homes like this around the world. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped.

Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths César Caro 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 09, 2014

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To Assistant Governor Charles Starnes on becoming a Rotary Foundation Major Donor and to Assistant Governor Marla Barbee on joining and becoming a member of The Rotary Foundation Bequest Society. Thank you for your dedication and service to our District, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation.

New Major Donor and New Bequest Society Member César Caro 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 09, 2014

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Rotarian Curtis Shelburne entertained the Muleshoe Rotary Club with a wide range of Christmas songs at their Christmas gathering.  President Josh Hawver gave the Boy Scouts a substantial donation on behalf of the members. 
Muleshoe Rotary Club César Caro 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year 2015 César Caro 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 03, 2014

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From left: Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny, Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang, and RI Representative to the United Nations Joseph Laureni. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention.

Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships César Caro 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 03, 2014

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A member of the Rotary Club of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan, immunizes children against polio at a camp for internally displaced persons in Waziristan. No type 3 polio has been reported in Pakistan - or anywhere worldwide - for more than two years. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Rotary Club of Rawalpindi

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus.

A major breakthrough against polio César Caro 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication César Caro 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 02, 2014

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P.E.T.S. registration is now open.  There's a new website this year, and a new registration system, so by registering you’ll see what changes have been made.  You will find the new website at http://www.rotarypets.com/

There is a REGISTER TODAY button on the homepage. Click that, and you’ll find two more buttons:  REGISTER FOR LONE STAR PETS, and REGISTER FOR YOUR HOTEL. You’ll need to go to both.

Lone Star PETS 2015 César Caro 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 02, 2014

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(L-R) PRIDD Ron Burton, DG 5730 Dianne Anderson, RRFC Jim Berg.

Billed as a Jean & Boots Foundation celebration at the Four Bar K Ranch  on 82nd St. in Lubbock, immediate past RI President Ron congratulated DG Dianne Anderson on her success filled year thus far in Engaging Rotarians to give to the Annual Fund. Her enthusiasm certainly helped all to Light Up Rotary when PRID Ron signed a tie which eventually was auctioned off.

The amazing total was augmented by ARRFC Roger Sepulveda who MOST GRACIOUSLY : 1. won earlier the TRF raffle (thousands of tickets were spun around) for a $2,000 voucher winning airline tickets anywhere & then 2. Gave the voucher for the tickets to the highest bidder for PRIP Ron’s tie. What a Fun Night. Total $4,009.00 ! 

District Foundation Dinner César Caro 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor 2017 -2017 Nominations César Caro 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 02, 2014

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New Rotation Eddie Ashburn, GM of Reagor-Dykes Lincoln-Ford-Toyota of Plainview, it's welcomed by his sponsor Kenneth Hooper and President Ted Baker. Membership Chair Eloisa Soliz presided over the induction ceremony.

Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Dec 02, 2014
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The idea of the family of Rotary is a simple one, and one that we celebrate every December during Family Month. Every Rotarian is part of the Rotary family – but our family is much larger than just our 1.2 million members. The family of Rotary includes every one of the men, women, and children who are involved in our work: the spouses and children of our members, our Rotary Foundation program participants and alumni, and all of those who are part of our programs, in the tens of thousands of Rotary communities around the world. You can see it in their faces. The joy that spills forth as Rotarians take part in service projects, locally or internationally, says volumes about why more than 1.2 million people around the globe belong to Rotary clubs and are committed to making the world a better place.

The Family of Rotary Month César Caro 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas Rotarians, Friends & Families César Caro 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 17, 2014

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Members of the Rotary Club of Sunyani East, Ghana, explain how their club began, and why Rotary is the best place to find fun, companionship and service.

For more than a decade, Rotary's membership has lingered around 1.2 million. That means that for every person who joined during that period, another person left. Last year, membership hit a 10-year low, at 1,185,000, though we've since rebounded, raising the figure this year to 1,207,102.

How Rotary can keep and recruit members César Caro 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 13, 2014

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Co-sponsored by Rotary and Sanofi Pasteur, the world’s largest manufacturer of the oral polio vaccine, the global update was held before an audience in Chicago. More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries watched the event streamed live.Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success César Caro 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 13, 2014

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Rotary President Gary C.K. Huang entertains children who turned out for the family-friendly event.  Photo Credit: Sebastian Kowalski

Business owners and community leaders in Evanston, Illinois, USA, joined Rotary staff and family members in a celebration of the organization's cultural diversity at an open-house Rotary Day event at Rotary's world headquarters on 25 October. Rotary President Gary C.K. Huang is urging clubs and districts to hold these informal events to showcase Rotary's good work. The open house was held immediately after Evanston's Day of Caring, during which volunteers planted trees, fixed up buildings, performed yard work, painted, and participated in other community projects throughout the city.

Visit the Rotary Days webpage for information and tips about planning a Rotary Day
See Rotary Day photos on the president's Facebook page

Rotary News

Rotary’s world headquarters hosts Evanston Rotary Day César Caro 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 13, 2014

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Attendees at the Young Professionals Summit listen to their fellow participants deliver group presentations. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson

A two-day Young Professionals Summit, held in Chicago in September, gave 32 Rotary leaders ages 25 to 40 the opportunity to share their thoughts about their Rotary experiences, reflect on their stories, and exchange ideas.

Young Rotary leaders exchange ideas at two-day summit César Caro 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 13, 2014

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In 1985, Dr. Sabin and RI President Carlos Canseco announced the Polio 2005 plan at a press conference. (Photo Credit: Ron Crumley/Rotary International.)

On 29 September 1979, Rotarians and delegates of the Philippine Ministry of Health looked on as volunteers administered drops of the lifesaving Sabin polio vaccine to children in the Manila barrio of Guadalupe Viejo.

Roots of Rotary's polio efforts César Caro 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 13, 2014
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During the Levelland Rotary Clubs "Home for the Holidays" event held on November 8 and November 9, DG Dianne took the opportunity to get her picture taken with Santa and two Rotarians (Santa's helpers).

Levelland Rotary Clubs César Caro 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 04, 2014

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The Foundation Raffle begins in August and ends November 20th at a Foundation Dinner in Lubbock.  The Raffle is being conducted in the fall rather than the spring because the Raffle prize is a trip for two to the Dominican Republic with the Vocational Training Team on February 21, 2015 or a $2,000 air travel voucher on your choice of airlines.  Remember, funds generated from the Raffle not only go to the Rotary Foundation, but they also go toward your Paul Harris Fellow.

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Foundation Dinner Gala César Caro 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving Day - November 27, 2014 César Caro 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Veteran's Day - November 11, 2014 César Caro 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 02, 2014

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Sara Ramby and Debra Wells at the Rotaract table at the FPC Pink-Out Volleyball game held on Saturday, November 1st.

Borger Rotary Club César Caro 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Nov 02, 2014

November is The Rotary Foundation Month

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With their volunteerism and generous philanthropy, Rotarians are at the heart of The Rotary Foundation’s mission to eradicate polio and further Rotary’s humanitarian and educational programs worldwide.

The Rotary Foundation Month César Caro 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Proud Donor César Caro 2014-11-02 05:00:00Z 0
A Chilling Halloween Tale - By Brian King, Manager of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations at The Rotary Foundation César Caro 2014-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 27, 2014

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Attention Club Officers

Message from John Hewko, General Secretary, Rotary International

By now you have heard about the new club invoice that’s coming this January. The invoice will arrive ready to be paid, so please be sure your member lists are current in Rotary International’s database by 1 January. No adjustments will be made.

New club invoice: Are you ready?‏ César Caro 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 26, 2014

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The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Chair, PDG Wade Nomura, is requesting your support for the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee which promotes Rotary International with its entry of a Float in the fabulous Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade held on January 1.

Promote Rotary to 75,000,000 People César Caro 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 26, 2014

 

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Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffery Kluger (left) talks with James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the CDC as part of World Polio Day Friday night.Photo Credit: Alyce Henson

After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October.

World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame César Caro 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating César Caro 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day César Caro 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 23, 2014

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Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor , the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign.

The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from , 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star Ziggy Marley, and a speech by , a polio survivor and Ironman competitor. After the event, Chin will hold a concert in Chicago to benefit the End Polio Now campaign. 

Other speakers include Dr. James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, representatives of , the largest manufacturer of polio vaccine, Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, and Rotary Foundation Vice chair Michael McGovern.

For more on this and other polio eradication activities, visit .



Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event César Caro 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 22, 2014
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The Lubbock City Council recognized the 24th of October as World Polio Day. The proclamation was read by City Councilwoman Latrelle Joy, a member of Lubbock Rotary Club. On hand for the recognition were President Ben Locke, Jerry Bell and Sid Chance of Lubbock Rotary and President SarahLee Morris, William Morris and Amber McCloud, Metro Lubbock Rotary. Picture are Jerry, Ben, SarahLee and William holding the proclamation.

Lubbock Rotary Clubs - World Polio Day César Caro 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 22, 2014

 Pre-Conference Pilot Seminar

Special Personal Development Opportunity

“Opposite Strengths" Seminar

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The PETs board is pleased to announce a special “pilot” opportunity for PEs, PNs, and spouses, prior to the PETs training on Thursday, March 5, 2015. A general leadership seminar known as “The Power of Opposite Strengths” will be taught prior to the Rotary PE and PN sessions that begin on Friday, March 6, 2015.

2015 Lone Star PETS Pre-Conference Pilot Seminar César Caro 2014-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 21, 2014
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At the Amarillo City Council Meeting of October 21, 2014, Mayor Paul Harpole and Council members Ellen Robertson Green, Brian J. Eades, Lilia Escajeda and Jim Simms read and signed an official Proclamation, declaring October 24, 2014 as “WORLD POLIO DAY”, in recognition of the collaborative efforts of Rotary International, and to raise awareness of and support for the continuing effort of Rotarians worldwide to eradicate the insidious disease known as POLIO from the face of the Earth.

Members of all four Rotary Clubs in Amarillo were present to participate in this historic event.

Watch the video below:

Amarillo Rotary Clubs - World Polio Day César Caro 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Levelland Rotary Clubs - Home for the Holidays César Caro 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 19, 2014

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Club Presidents, Presidents-Elect, Secretaries, and District Leaders, your District Vision Facilitation Team is prepared and eager to receive invitations from our Clubs who are ready to undertake RI Vision Facilitation.  Those of you who heard about the RIVF process at PETS last March, or at the District Assembly in April, will be able to interpret its value for your Boards and Clubs.  As an interpretive “help,” click here for a one-page information sheet which should answer basic questions for those who need an introduction, or a review.  (Thanks to DGN Susan Elizabeth Brints for this document.)  For more information and interpretive (very short!) videos, see www.rivisionfacilitation.org

D5730 RI Vision Facilitation is Ready for Your Club‏ César Caro 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 19, 2014

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ADG Marla Barbee, from Midland North Rotary club attended the district 1040 rotary conference Oct.17-18 in the Yorkshire district on Scarborough, England. While she was there she met with with Milton Frary on the right. Milton was the team leader for England where Marla was a team member from Texas. On the left is Allen Jagger OBE. Allen is a past president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has served Rotary as RIBI Foundation Committee chair . Allen has received the Foundation's Distinguished Service Award.
Midland North Rotary Club César Caro 2014-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 17, 2014

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In celebration of Vocational Service Month (October), Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary recognized Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Coordinator, Barbara Bulen, by naming her a Paul Harris Fellow.  Bulen works with over 1200 volunteers who deliver nearly 600 meals every weekday.  The Metro Lubbock Club delivers two routes each Friday, continuing this form of community service begun with the club’s chartering in 1985.

Metropolitan Rotary Club César Caro 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 16, 2014

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Alexandra Dawley (second from right) with teen volunteers in front of the mural they painted on the community center. The supplies for the mural and other art projects were funded Rotary clubs in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photo Credit: Courtesy Alexandra Dawley

When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq.

Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives César Caro 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 14, 2014

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October is upon us and our celebration of Rotary Foundation Month is right around the corner! This is a reminder to all of you that the Foundation Dinner/Gala is November 20th in Lubbock, Texas.

Please register today and join us for a fantastic evening! You may register on the District 5730's website at: www.clubrunner.ca/5730/ . If, for some reason, you cannot get on the district website, please contact Susan Wierzba and she will get you signed up.  Deadline for registering is Monday, November 17th.

The District Raffle will also be held the night of the District 5730 Foundation Dinner.  All clubs MUST have their raffle money and stubs in no later than Monday, November 17th. If there are ANY questions, please do not hesitate to email. Click here to email Susan.

Reminders about the District 5730 Foundation Dinner and District Raffle‏ César Caro 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 14, 2014

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The M​ayor of the City of Plainview, Wendell Dunlap, issued a proclamation at Tuesday's City Council meeting to decree October 24, 2014, as World Polio Day in Plainview. Rotarians Andrew Freeman and ADG Charles Starnes accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Rotary Club of Plainview. 
 

Plainview Rotary Club - World Polio Day César Caro 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 13, 2014

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Wayland's new athletic director, Rick Cooper, gave us a comprehensive report on the successes of Wayland athletics. The program has a full range of sports including golf, football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and cross country, baseball, swimming, and wrestling (Texas' only intercollegiate wrestling program).

Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 13, 2014

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The Mayor of Sweetwater, the Hon. Jim McKenzie, is joined by members of the Sweetwater Rotary Club as he signs a proclamation making October 24th, 2014 World Polio Day in the City of Sweetwater, Texas. Picture (standing) left to right are: John McPherson, Brian Frieda, Dr. Jerod Peek, Eddie Brown, Jeremy Dodd, Walt May, Russ Petty, Michael Ables, and PDG César Caro.

Sweetwater Rotary Club - World Polio Day César Caro 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 13, 2014

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Mourner prays at the memorial for students and teachers of the Elementary School of Okawa in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, 11 September 2011. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson

More than three years after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster triggered widespread devastation in Japan, the physical scars are beginning to mend. Debris has been removed. Coastal communities are being rebuilt. Farming and fishing have resumed, and thousands of people have moved in to new housing.

Mending the lingering effects of Japan’s triple disaster César Caro 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 13, 2014

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Tina Tchen, assistant to President Barack Obama, and chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, thanks the Rotary honorees for their humanitarian work. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson

Senior Rotary leaders gathered Tuesday at the White House to honor 10 women for their service projects, an event attended by members of U.S. President Barack Obama's senior staff.

The White House honors Rotary women for their humanitarian service César Caro 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 13, 2014

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Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste.

Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world.

Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the Global FoodBanking Network (@FoodBanking), and the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group (@foodplants), will share ideas and answer your questions.

How to participate

It's easy to add your voice: Follow the #RotaryHunger hashtag with Twitter or use a tool like TweetChat. And in your own tweets, use the hashtag #RotaryHunger.

In addition to connecting you with people who are involved or want to become involved with food- and hunger-related projects, the chat will give you tips and ideas from the experts. Follow @Rotary to stay informed about World Food Day and other opportunities to raise awareness and take action to improve our communities.

Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger César Caro 2014-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 09, 2014

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It has been 18 years since ADG Marla Barbee had been to England as a GSE team member. She was invite to go to the club charter dinner and their District Conference.

Rotary meeting in England César Caro 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 09, 2014

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Rotary District 5730 Governor, Dianne Anderson, visited the Borger Rotary Club on Tue., Oct. 6. The night before, Borger Rotary President, Debra Wells, her husband Derrol, PDG Roger Sepulveda, and Borger Rotary Co-Treasurer, Jen Cobos, feted DG Anderson and her husband Ed at the Plaza Restaurant. It was a fun night!

Borger Rotary Club César Caro 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Oct 09, 2014

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In just six days, Caprock High School raised enough money to bring the Snack Pak 4 Kids Snack Shak program to their students so no child will be hungry over the weekend.

Last Thursday, NewsChannel 10 first shared Caprock's struggle to raise $20,000 to keep a $20,000 matching grant from a foundation based in Austin. The Rotary Club of Amarillo recently raised thousands of dollars for a community service project and when they saw our story about hungry Caprock students, they knew exactly what to do with the money.

Wednesday morning, more than a dozen members of the Rotary Club of Amarillo were there to present Caprock High School a check for $18,000. "About a week ago, I believe your team brought a story about the Caprock Snack Shak Program and we had just finished doing the accounting for our very successful fundraiser," said Rotary Club President Cal Harriman. "We saw a dove tail there and we are very, very happy to help launch this program with the students here and with Snack Pak 4 Kids."

Other community members also donated more than $2,000. "Our community, in six days, stepping up to meet the match of $20,000 and now going beyond that is just overwhelming," said Principal David Bishop.

Bringing the Snack Shak program to Caprock means the world for teachers like Whitney Chapman who have been sponsoring to feed students out of their own paycheck. "I'm almost to the point of tears because it is something that is really needed at Caprock and we have worked so hard to make sure it has become a reality," said Chapman. "We are doing that today and we are actually going to see students being fed this weekend. I am thrilled beyond belief."

The Rotary Club of Amarillo gives big donation to end weekend hunger at Caprock High School César Caro 2014-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 28, 2014

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Every three years, Rotary International's Council on Legislation meets to debate and vote on policies and ideas submitted by clubs, districts, and the RI Board. This process gives your club and district a voice in how our organization is governed.

The Council has the authority to amend RI's constitutional documents, as well as adopt resolutions. Each district sends a representative to the meeting, and every club and district may propose legislation. The scope of legislation covers everything from club attendance requirements to the qualifications of the RI president.

Clubs and districts should submit proposed legislation for the 2016 Council through the online submission form. Rotary International must receive proposed legislation, including confirmation of the district's endorsement, by 31 December 2014. This deadline is strictly enforced.

Submit proposed legislation to Rotary
Register for the How to Propose Legislation course in the Learning Center
Find more information on the 2016 Council on Legislation

Propose changes to Rotary’s constitutional documents by 31 December César Caro 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 28, 2014

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Rotary members have been providing medical support for those in need for years. At left, Rotary member Dr. Uthai Jenpanich examines patients at a “movable clinic” sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ubon, Thailand, in 1977. Thirty-four years later, Florence Marc-Charles (right), of the Rotary Club of Freeport-Merrick in New York, USA, triages patients at a clinic in Haiti funded by a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant. Photo Credit: Rotary Images

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Through the years, Rotary members have discovered countless ways to mobilize support for children. At left, Bryant Washburn delivers books to students in Fiji in 1986, as part of an international service project of the Rotary Club of Davis, California, USA. Nearly 30 years later, members remain involved in the community in this South Pacific island country. At right, students learn to use a digital tablet at Bucalevu Secondary School, Taveuni Island. Tablets preloaded with educational programs were donated to two secondary schools by the Digital Learning Room, a Rotary project aimed at improving outcomes of students in the South Pacific. Photo Credit: Rotary Images

This Membership Month, in celebration of over 100 years of service, we dug into the archives and found any number of parallels between today's Rotary and yesterday's. Though our world is constantly changing, these pictures reminds us how Rotary's core values have remained intact through the decades.

By Adam Ross and Miriam Doan - Rotary News

Photo essay: Rotary past and present César Caro 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 28, 2014

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World Polio Day is quickly approaching on October 24th. This is a chance for Rotarians, clubs, and districts across the world to come together to fight polio. There are many ways you could mark the day. Dedicate your club meeting to focus on Rotary’s work to end polio that week. Community fundraisers on/around World Polio Day are great a way to raise awareness of our cause in the general public.  You could take the opportunity to remind government officials to support the global commitment to a polio free world- Rotary’s top priority. On World Polio Day, wear your End Polio Now pin and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Join our live-stream event 24 October

Join Rotary on World Polio Day, 24 October, for a live-streamed global status update on the fight to end polio. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors, and special guests. Find out more and stay up-to-date with the announcements below.

World Polio Day César Caro 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 27, 2014

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Pierre Perrey, Plainview's Rotary Youth Exchange Student, presented an excellent program about his home, Lavaudieu, France. Lavaudieu is a small village of about 250 people near the town of Brioude. Pierre lives on a farm where he helps his father and grandfather raise sheep. After the program he exchanged club banners with Plainview President Ted Baker. The Rotary Club of Brioude is sponsoring Pierre's year in Texas. We were astounded to learn that Pierre's District 1740 hosted 27 Rotary Youth Exchange students last year. ​

Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 27, 2014

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It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Then it also must mean that a video is worth a million pictures. These pictures of PDG David Norris tandem skydive on Saturday, September 13 certainly lends to that. Live life fully and live today well! PDG David makes it a point to do just that every day. It is good to be him!

2014 Rotary International Zone 21b/27 Institute at Denver, CO. This skydive was an event offered on Saturday afternoon September 13, 2014. Of the 600 participants, there were 5 that made the jump!

See his Youtube video by clicking here!

PDG David Norris, member of The Amarillo Rotary Club César Caro 2014-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
PDG Howard Mercer, member of The Lubbock Rotary Club César Caro 2014-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Illness leads former Navy code breaker to form world’s first Facebook-based Rotary club César Caro 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 20, 2014

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Rotary continues to follow the developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and advice of the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our partners in international public health.

Strengthening the health infrastructure and supporting and sustaining the deployment of government health workers throughout these outbreak areas are greatly needed. Although Rotary has limited opportunities to respond at a corporate level, our strength as an organization is firmly rooted in the grassroots response of Rotary clubs and Rotarians.

Clubs around the world are creating or joining coalitions that are raising funds as well as purchasing and shipping safety equipment and supplies. If you want to let others know about your club project, you can post it on , Rotary’s crowdsourcing tool.  Club officers can request partners, online contributions, volunteers, and in-kind donations for their projects. While only Rotary projects can request resources, anyone – including the public – can visit the site and donate.

The Rotary Foundation continues to support long-term sustainable health care projects through global grants. .

Rotary’s Response to Ebola Outbreak César Caro 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 20, 2014

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Highlights of the May 2014 and "July" 2014 Board of Directors meetings include:

  • Alumni and current participants of Rotary and Foundation programs are now eligible to join .
  • Regional membership plans, approved in 2011 and set to expire on 30 June 2015, will continue as part of Rotary's ongoing membership efforts.
  • The 2014-15 budgets for Rotary International and for Rotary Foundation programs are approved.

Read the and minutes (English only)

Highlights of the June 2014 Rotary Foundation Trustees meeting include:

  • The worldwide Annual Fund goal for 2014-15 is $123 million.
  • UNICEF and three World Health Organization regions will receive PolioPlus grant funds for surveillance and operational support, social mobilization, and technical assistance.
  • Robert S. Scott, who is stepping down as chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, was recognized for his eight years of outstanding service on behalf of PolioPlus and The Rotary Foundation.

(English only)

Minutes of latest Board, Trustees meetings now available César Caro 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 12, 2014

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Plainview Rotarian Dr. Stan DeMerritt receives recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow +1 at the club's meeting on September 9. Rotarian Lydia Castillo gives the pin while President Ted Baker leads the applause.
 
The Plainview Rotary Club has  contributed more than $395,000 to the Rotary Foundation and expects to end this year with more than $400,000 cumulative support. In 2010 Plainview earned the distinction as a 100% Paul Harris club.
Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 10, 2014

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The following recognitions are awarded annually at the conclusion of the Rotary year and are based on active dues-paying membership as of 30 June. The following eligible clubs were determined by The Rotary Foundation and the appropriate recognitions sent to DG Dianne Anderson for presentation:

100% Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club

TImagehis recognition honors clubs in which every dues-paying member personally contributes US$100 or more to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year. The following clubs will receive this banner: Levelland and Seminole.

 

 

 

Every Rotarian, Every Year Club

This recImageognition is awarded to clubs that achieve a minimum US$100 per capita from active dues-paying members and 100 percent participation with every active member contributing some amount to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year. The following clubs will receive this banner: Greater Southwest Lubbock and Levelland.

 

 

Top three per capita in Annual Fund giving

Banners are given to the top three per capita giving clubs in each district. To be eligible, clubs must achieve a minimum $50 per capita to the Annual Fund. These are the clubs with the top per capital giving: (Number 3) Seagraves, (Number 2) Shamrock, and (Number 1) Metropolitan Lubbock.

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Annual Fund Banner Recognition for 2013-2014 César Caro 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 06, 2014

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Metro Lubbock's Club President SarahLee Morris and spouse Bill Morris were both recognized by District Governor Diane Anderson for achieving Major Donor Level II status for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation.

Metropolitan Rotary Club César Caro 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 05, 2014

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The Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar Peace Avenue, Mongolia, has raised more than $10,000 to outfit two Mongolian hospitals with screening devices to test newborns’ hearing. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Enkhtur Sodnomtseren

Misheelt Batjargal and her fellow club members are giving a voice to infants and toddlers in Mongolia who would otherwise live in a silent world.

Giving voice to children who might otherwise live in a silent world César Caro 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 05, 2014

October is Vocational Service Month

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 Vocational Service focuses on:

  • Adhering to and promoting the highest ethical standards in all occupations
  • Recognizing the value of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians
  • Contributing one’s vocational talents to meeting the needs of the community
Vocational Service Month César Caro 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 03, 2014

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Two winning story writers in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, proudly receive their autographed copies of “The Butterfly StoryBook 2014." Photo Credit: Diana White, Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean

In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family.

Young writers get published with the help of Rotary César Caro 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 03, 2014

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Months of physical therapy have allowed Samir to keep active with his siblings. He loves to play outside, and his favorite game is chase. Since 1995, when India held its first national polio immunization campaign, 2.3 million vaccinators have visited 209 million households to immunize 170 million children every year. Their efforts will help provide a polio-free future for generations to come throughout Southeast Asia. Photo Credit: Allison Kwesell

As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio.

Polio's Retreat César Caro 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Sep 03, 2014

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DG Dianne Anderson visited the Plainview Rotary Club on September 2, 2014. A great crowd turned out for the energetic meeting. President Ted Baker opened the meeting with "Let's Light Up Rotary!" Song leader Chuck Starnes and piano virtuoso David Hawkins led rousing choruses of "Vive La Rotary" and "This Land Is Your Land." A new member was inducted; Clara Hodge will add her valuable expertise to the club. Club brags included recognition of Rotary Youth Exchange student Pierre Perrey's excellent play as the team kicker in his first American football game that included a successful extra point following a Plainview Bulldog touchdown.
 
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Pierre After His First Game: Rotary Youth Exchange student Pierre Perrey participated in his first American football game as the kicker for the Plainview Bulldog junior varsity. This was his first time to play in full pads. He had three kickoffs and was one for one on extra point attempts. After the game he enjoyed the traditional greeting the fans.
2. Plainview enjoys DG Dianne's visit: A good crowd of Plainview Rotarians enjoyed DG Dianne Anderson's visit on September 2, 2014. Plainview membership continues to grow based on a fundamental strategy of inviting guests to energetic meetings, and offering engaging worthwhile projects for the member's service above self.
3. New Plainview Rotarian: DG Dianne Anderson inducted a new member into the Plainview Rotary Club on September 2, 2014. Clara Hodge, originally from Peru, was sponsored by Past District Governor JB Roberts. She is an officer for the local Salvation Army Corps. Club Foundation Chair Stan DeMerritt and President Ted Baker look on.
4. DG Dianne Anderson and Plainview Board: District Governor Dianne Anderson met with the Plainview Rotary Club officers and directors following the club's regular meeting on September 2, 2014. She praised the club's robust activities and encouraged participation in the district video competition and foundation dinner.

Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 21, 2014

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Ottus Boyd, who served in the Pacific during World War II while in the U.S. Coast Guard, shared some of his experiences and photographs with the Snyder Rotary Club recently. Robert Webb, the club’s president, is pictured in the background.

Snyder Rotary Club César Caro 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 16, 2014

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On August 12, 2014, DG Dianne Anderson visited the Canyon Rotary Club.

Canyon Rotary Club César Caro 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 16, 2014

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DG Dianne Anderson visited the Sweetwater Rotary Club on August 4, 2014. She emphasized the importance of eradicating Polio and promoted the Million Dollar Gala. In the picture with Club President Michael Fernandez.

Sweetwater Rotary Club César Caro 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 16, 2014

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DG Dianne Anderson visited the Tulia Rotary Club on Wednesday, August 13. Preceding the meeting DG Dianne met with the Tulia Rotary Club leadership to discuss the exciting plans the club has for the "Light Up Rotary" year. DG Dianne's presentation to the club emphasized the need for member engagement to improve retention. She also described the exciting opportunity to join a Vocational Training Team that will visit Dominican Republic for 10 days beginning February 21, 2015. The November 20, 2014 "Million Dollar Dinner" in Lubbock was presented along with the possibility of riding one of the "Rotary Bus" tours that will begin in Amarillo and Midland to give Rotarians along those routes a chance to enjoy fellowship during the ride.

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Tulia President with DG: Ed and Dianne Anderson join Tulia Rotary Club President Andrew Vargas at the club's meeting place in El Camino Real restaurant in Tulia.

Tulia Rotary Board: DG Dianne Anderson enjoys the discussion of Tulia Rotary Club's exciting plans for the 2014-2015 "Light Up Rotary" year. Pictured are, clockwise starting with DG Dianne: Dianne Anderson, Martha Roche, Andy Stewart, Debbie Brock, President Andrew Vargas, Ryan Bernard, and Vickie Culwell.

Tulia Rotary Club César Caro 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 15, 2014

September is New Generations Month

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New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Others are serviceminded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities.

New Generations Month César Caro 2014-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 06, 2014

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In May, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the international spread of polio a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), and issued a set of recommendations to all polio-impacted countries. On 31 July, the situation was reassessed and the Director-General has declared polio remains a public health emergency. Several factors played into this decision, including:

  1. Both Pakistan and Equatorial Guinea have exported the virus internationally since May.
  2. Polio thrives in areas compromised by conflict. The unfortunate reality is that there are currently several countries whose public health systems have been seriously weakened by crisis, and whose children are now some of the most vulnerable to polio. In fact, the number of people living in conflict-torn states has increased since May, putting these children at greater risk.
  3. It is too soon to determine whether the guidelines issued in May have had serious impact in the affected countries.
Rotary supports WHO director-general’s public health emergency for polio César Caro 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Aug 06, 2014

Change your profile picture for the month of August

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Share your Rotary pride with everyone in your social network by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the I’m a Proud Member, I’m a Proud Rotaractor, or I’m a Proud Interactor graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for the month of August.

Recognize a club member or show your Rotary pride in person with the Proud Member Window Cling from shop.rotary.org.

Say it loud, say it proud! César Caro 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
President Gary C.K. Huang’s ambitious 1.3 million membership goal César Caro 2014-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Organize a Rotary Day César Caro 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 28, 2014

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District Governor Dianne Anderson visited the Muleshoe Rotary Club at its regular noon meeting on July 29th. This was her first official club visit.

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Photos Submitted by AG Charles Starnes

Top Left Corner -  The Muleshoe Rotary Club leadership team was installed by DG Dianne during her official club visit on July 29.

Top Right Corner - Muleshoe Rotary inducted a new member during Dianne's visit. Left to right, David Brunson who sponsored new member Ramon Sanchez, DG Dianne, and club president Josh Hawver. During the meeting AG Charles Starnes won the club's Foundation card game. Starnes put all of the winnings into the Foundation in the name of new member Ramon Sanchez, getting him very close to Paul Harris Fellowship status.

Bottom Left Corner - Dianne visits with the Muleshoe club officers and directors. Shown clockwise from left are Jay Messenger, Barry Coker, Josh Hawver (President), Kris Phillips, Dusty Clayton, Bret Bamert, and DG Dianne Anderson.

Bottom Right Corner - DG Dianne installed the Muleshoe club officers including President Josh Hawver. Josh is well prepared to serve his club because he attended the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) last spring in Dallas. Josh wore his "Light Up Rotary" necktie which he illuminated upon completion of the oath.

Muleshoe Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 27, 2014

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During the "mop up" phase of an immunization campaign, vaccinators in Maiduguri, Nigeria, look for children who were previously missed. Photo Credit: Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease.

Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria César Caro 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 27, 2014

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Midland west rotary club held a family of rotary social to light up rotary. Ed Anderson had the highest score of 202. 

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Midland West Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 26, 2014

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Marla Barbee, Macon McDonald, Bob Pase, Arkur Bhakta from Midland North Rotary club doing volunteer work At Breaking Bread. We have Rotary on the road the third Tuesday of the month. 

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Submitted by AG Marla Barbee

Midland North Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 26, 2014

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During the 2013-2014 Rotary year, PDG Ken Patterson donated $5,000.00 left over from his conference to our Fritch Wildfire Survivors along with $1,000.00 from our Club and another $350.00 from members of the Borger Rotary Club. We still have money coming in from other Clubs that will be donating in a second round of donations.

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Borger Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 26, 2014

August is Membership and Extensions Month

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This Rotary month celebrates our own Membership and Extension. Will your Club celebrate by inducting any new members for the start of the new Rotary year? Contact the District Membership Committee for new ideas. Invite them to come and speak at a Club meeting. Plan your membership highlights for the Rotary year right now.

All Rotarians are ambassadors of Rotary and their clubs. This is especially relevant during Membership and Extension Month in August, when the focus is on building strong, vibrant clubs by inviting prospective members to join Rotary. Interested in growing your club but not sure how to get started? Visit Rotary International's website by clicking here.

Membership & Extensions Month César Caro 2014-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year Resolutions César Caro 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 15, 2014

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Past District Governor and Past District Foundation Chair Jim Cole presents PDG César Caro with his level 2 Major Donor pin from The Rotary Foundation. Also present, but not pictured, were DG Dianne Anderson, DGE John Scott, and Area 9 AG Troy Tomkins.

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Sweetwater Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 15, 2014

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Congratulations to D5730's eleven new level 1 Major Donors! Each has given at least $10,000 to The Rotary Foundation. These are:

Jay Campbell, Borger; Richard Dunham (deceased), Midland; Alice Freidline, Midland; Roger Freidline, Midland; Harvey Hilbert, Borger; Connie Moore, Borger; Bonnie Schwarzentraub, Metropolitan Lubbock; Paul Schwarzentraub, Greater Southwest Lubbock; Caryl Smith, Metropolitan Lubbock; Walter Smith, Metropolitan Lubbock; Wally Wallace, Greater Southwest Lubbock.

Click here to visit The Donors Recognition  site page

2013 - 2014 New Major Donors César Caro 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
2014 Zone Institute in Denver, Colorado César Caro 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 06, 2014

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I would really like to get at least 50 people at the stadium all in red END POLIO NOW shirts. 100% of funds raised will go to polio plus - it is my kick off for the Light Up Rotary year and meets Gary Huang's presidential challenge of hosting a Rotary Day :) I have attached the flyer, but I also want to request that all incoming presidents send me a jpg image of them in the "this close" pose (mine is attached as an example) I need them asap so I can put them together for the slideshow at the stadium.

Jalin Bagley - Club President - My contact phone number is 432-230-8607 and email is midlandrotaryclub@suddenlink.net

Click on Flyer Below to Download or View

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Midland Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 06, 2014

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PDG's Cesar Caro, Jim Cole, Paul Anderson, Ted Holder, Charles Cotten, Roger Sepulveda, and Bob "Tumbleweed" Smith congratulate DG Dianne Anderson as our first female District Governor.

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District 5730 Governor Installation César Caro 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 06, 2014

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President David Kopp recognized the Plainview Rotary Club officers on Tuesday,  June 24, for helping the club earn recognition as District 5730 Club of the Year for 2013-2014. Pictured are front row (l to r) Buddy McGehee, Dorothy Morton, Ron Hanby, Eloise Soliz, Richard Porter, and Carla Edwards, and back row David Kopp, Brandon Ahrens, Ted Baker, Stan Demerritt, Rob Wilkenson, and David Hawkins.

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Plainview Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 06, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS to Bill Morris (Metropolitan Lubbock) for being honored with The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.  Bill joins only 14 other Rotarians from D5730 who have been honored with this award.  Bill served as the District Grants Chairman this year.

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Metropolitan Rotary Club César Caro 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 06, 2014

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Bobby George from the Greater Southwest Rotary Club was the winner of the $2500 Come Fly with Rotary Raffle.

PDG Cesar Caro was honored with a Rotary International SERVICE ABOVE SELF Award.   Only a maximum of 150 of these awards are given by Rotary each year with only 130 given this year. RI President Ron Burton’s Representative Steve Lewis from District 5190 presented the award to Cesar.  Steve is a classmate of Cesar since they were both District Governors in 2010-11. CONGRATULATIONS Cesar and Thank You for all you have done for Rotary and District 5730.

Club President Jana Bishop from the Tahoka Rotary Club was recognized as the 2013-14 Rotarian of the Year in District 5730.

The Plainview Rotary Club under the leadership of Club President David Koop was recognized as the 2013-14 Club of the Year in Level 4. 

The Tahoka Club under the leadership of Club President Jana Bishop was recognized as the 2013-14 Club of the Year in Level 3. 

The Shamrock Rotary Club under the leadership of Club President April Luiz was recognized as the 2013-14 Club of the Year in Level 2. 

The Kermit Rotary Club under the leadership of Club President Bonnie Leck was recognized as the 2013f-14 Club of the Year in Level 1. 

The four levels were based on membership as of July 1, 2013 so that an equal amount of clubs were in the first three levels. Only six clubs in  the district have a Level 4 membership of greater than 60 members.

The clubs selling the most Raffle Tickets in April were Dalhart, Levelland Noon and the Greater Southwest Lubbock Rotary Clubs.

Over 60 new Paul Harris Fellows were achieved thanks to the matching points from past District Foundation Chair Alice White.

We were so honored to have Rotary International Vice President Anne Mathews as the keynote speaker at the Governor’s Banquet on Saturday night.

And finally, the hit of the conference was the Rotary Cheerleaders at the Tailgate Party on Friday Night.

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District Conference Summary - May 2014 César Caro 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 06, 2014

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Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico - June 29, 2014 - Checking up and visiting the Special Ed school in Creel. The school needs a lot of help for the kids attending (Down Syndrome and Learning and physical disabilities). They are using the Montessori method of education in hopes of giving the children a chance to be self sufficient. While in Creel, also visited the Tarahumara dormitory for the kids that come from the surrounding mountains to attend school. A broken down washer was noticed and a decision was made before departure to leave them a new washer that the girls could use. Plans are to get another one and a refrigerator on  next year. The Sweetwater club had donated a few computers a few years back that were donated by the Sweetwater ISD. At the time there were no computers available for the students. Now the Mexican  government had set up a computer lab a couple of years ago. There are 70 girls and 30 boys and they also need a lot of help (bed mattresses, wall lockers, blankets, etc.)

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Visit to the State of Chihuahua in Mexico - June 2014 César Caro 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 01, 2014

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With help from the Eastern Suburbs Rotaract Club, members of the Rotary Club of Bondi Junction in New South Wales, Australia, organized a barbecue for the community. Photo Credit: Courtesy Rotary Club of Bondi Junction, N.S.W., Australia

Nathaniel Smith and Kristin Post met on a walking tour of Dupont Circle, a lively neighborhood in Washington, D.C. That's where things got a little creepy -- in a ghoulish sort of way.

The Halloween-inspired walk featured ghost stories and neighborhood history. It also replaced a regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Dupont Circle Washington. It's just the kind of activity that can attract young people -- or the young at heart -- to Rotary.

8 tips for getting young people interested in your club César Caro 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 01, 2014

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Higinia Reyes has been able to expand her tortilla making business with the help of loans provided by the Adelante Foundation and Rotary International. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

Marta Lopez bakes up to 100 items a day in a small clay oven. Higinia Reyes owns a corn mill. Remigia Dominguez is the head of a weaving co-op. All of these women live in rural Honduras and run their own businesses with the support of loans provided by the Adelante Foundation and Rotary International.

Rise of the female Honduran entrepreneur César Caro 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 01, 2014

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Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended. The convention of the Rotary Clubs of America was held in Rotary’s birthplace, Chicago, in 1910.

Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.

Why the Rotary year begins 1 July César Caro 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 01, 2014

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President Ron Burton speaks at the 2014 New Generations Preconvention meeting in Sydney. Photo Credit: Rotary International/Monika Lozinska

Ron Burton has made the world his office.

Over the past year, the Rotary International president has traveled more than half-a-million miles across 50 countries, to inspire and motivate Rotary's 1.2 million members. Although many encouraged him to use cheaper, virtual alternatives, he believes it takes face-to-face engagement.

President Burton reflects on his call to ‘Engage Rotary, Change Lives’ César Caro 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Jul 01, 2014

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Manju Varghese, a volunteer at the clinic, conducts an eye exam.Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Guerrero Clinic

About 300 miles south of Ciudad Juarez is one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, the small town of Guerrero in central Chihuahua. The community is home to the Guerrero Clinic, which has weathered neighboring drug wars and financial setbacks to treat the poor since 1980.

Drug wars, financial setbacks no match for Mexico clinic César Caro 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on May 29, 2014

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During Friday, May 39th’s world record-breaking Sydney Harbour bridge climb, Rotary members raised enough money to protect 240,000 kids from polio.

Rotary’s historic climb in Sydney César Caro 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Water summit urges collaboration to quench world’s thirst César Caro 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's work commemorated in stamps César Caro 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on May 14, 2014
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In advance of the July semiannual report (SAR), we’re reminding clubs to update their membership data no later than 1 June.
 
To review your club’s information, go to www.rotary.org/myrotary and sign in to your My Rotary account. Then go to the Club Administration page in the Manage section.
 
Updating methods and deadlines
  • Through your My Rotary account (this option is available to club presidents, secretaries, treasurers, membership and Rotary Foundation chairs, and executive secretaries and directors) by 1 June
  • Through your local database, if you have a member data integration provider, by 1 June
  • Manually, emailing your updates to data@rotary.org by 15 May
Steps to complete
  • Terminate members who have left the club, and add any new members.
  • Provide an email and mailing address for each current member.
  • Designate current and future club officers, and provide or update email and mailing addresses for both, current and future, officers.
  • Update or provide a permanent club mailing address and a permanent club email address.
  • Indicate whether you wish to receive your report electronically (e-SAR), check the box. Note: If you have provided club officers’ email addresses, you will automatically receive the e-SAR.
If you have questions, see the Club and District Administration FAQ online.
 
Improved billing in 2015
 
Starting with 1 January, clubs will receive a one-page document that clearly states the amount due. This invoice is calculated on the membership numbers filed by that club secretary – through Rotary.org, email, or mail – by 1 January and 1 July.
Rotary international data services César Caro 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on May 09, 2014

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This scholarship committee has been hard at work! We had 15 applicants this year, and it was so hard to select our four recipients. Littlefield has some exceptional seniors! We can't wait to announce who will be receiving the $8,000 scholarships! — with Kay Franklin, Brenda Goheen and Nat Munoz-Moore.

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Another group of outstanding Rotary Readers, Writers and Reasoners! Littlefield is so lucky!

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Littlefied Rotary Club César Caro 2014-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Mother's Day César Caro 2014-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Memorial Day - May 26, 2014 César Caro 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rebranding Rotary: A Before and After Slideshow César Caro 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Corps and Rotary kickoff historic collaboration César Caro 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Name this book César Caro 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on May 05, 2014

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Rotary supports the World Health Organization director-general's that polio is a public health emergency of international concern. Additionally, Rotary echoes WHO's recommendations for residents and long-term visitors in Pakistan, Cameroon, and Syria and in polio-endemic countries to receive immunizations against the disease before they travel.

This action is a positive step needed to safeguard the remarkable progress the world has made toward ending polio.

With our partners, as well as health ministries, governments, and others, Rotary remains committed to a polio-free world.

Rotary supports WHO’s recommendations on recent polio transmission César Caro 2014-05-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on May 04, 2014

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The Rotary Foundation Trustees have approved a new model for funding the Foundation's operating costs. Effective 1 July 2015, the Foundation will direct 5 percent of Annual Fund donations to help pay administrative and fund development expenses and to build a strong operating reserve. The Foundation will also draw on other funding sources, including 5 percent of cash contributions for global grants and up to 10 percent of select corporate gifts.

Our current method of using investment earnings to fund these costs is no longer financially sustainable in today's unpredictable markets. Recognizing that financial markets will continue to be volatile, the Trustees developed a new model to achieve long-term financial sustainability.

Most nonprofit organizations allocate a percentage of their contributions to support future fundraising efforts. Looking ahead, the Foundation will continue its strong record of financial accountability and transparency.

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Trustees approve new Foundation funding model César Caro 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on May 04, 2014

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Note from Laure Rodgers : The Dallas Mission Emanuel Team

We wanted to thank you (albeit belated) for donating the money to allow us to ship equipment to the Dominican Republic. With our team of 4 physical therapists, 3 equipment technicians, and 2 translators, we were able to partner with our Dominican counterparts, fittingover 30 children with special needs into customized wheelchairs and gait trainers. We alsogot to hold 3 full days of worlshops to train their therapists. This trip trully could not have benn possible without your geberosity. We are enclosing of how a child came to us and left in his new chair (pictured below). A life Changed! Thank you Sweetwater Rotary Club, Santo Domingo Rotary Club, Ludlum Measurements, Inc., PDG César M. Caro, Rotarian Homer K. Taylor, and Rotarian Bob Hamptom.

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(The wheelchairs were delivered, recieved and distributed in the Dominican Republic in November 2013)

Wheelchairs to the Dominican Republic César Caro 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 22, 2014

2014 President Elect Training Seminar

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PETS 2014 Group César Caro 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 20, 2014

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Rotarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service since the early 20th century. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary's ideals.

Friendship Trees César Caro 2014-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 17, 2014

ImageDennis Ogbe grips the discus in his right hand. He swings his arm and twists at the waist as far to the right as he can. With one move he snaps back, letting the saucer fly. Upper-body strength is important for any discus thrower, but for Ogbe, a Paralympian, it’s everything.

Paralympian Dennis Ogbe defying paralysis César Caro 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 17, 2014

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Lockney Rotarian and past president Honored‏

ImageLockney’s finest were on full display Saturday night, as the community honored their star citizens of 2013 during the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Providing entertainment for the night was Terri Caldwell of the Cactus Theater along with two of her students, Mackenzie Walker and Brooklyn Elbert.

Receiving the distinguished Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award was Lockney ISD Superintendent Phil Cotham.

“It took me completely by surprise,” said Cotham, who has served as the Lockney superintendent for the past nine years.

“Obviously, I’m just honored, there are so many people that are more deserving then me,” Cotham said.

Cotham is an active member of the community as he is involved in the efforts of the Rotary Club and the Lockney Economic Development Committee as well as chairman of Region 17 Education Service Center.

Cotham is also music minister at First Baptist Church and was an active member of the Lockney Baseball Association.

Last year’s Citizen of the Year Kay Martin presented Cotham with the award.

Lockney Rotary Club César Caro 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 17, 2014

ImageRotary's IT staff is looking into the impact of the on our website. We are proactively working with our partners to identify and to resolve any vulnerabilities within Rotary.org, and will share those findings with members as soon as we have completed our investigation. Check back often to receive the latest information and/or next steps.

The Heartbleed bug, a major Internet security vulnerability, was discovered Monday, 7 April. To learn more about the bug and what it means to you, read on the Krebs on Security blog.

The following websites have confirmed that they were potentially vulnerable to the bug. If you have an account on any of these sites, we suggest that you change your password.

• Amazon
• Dropbox
• Facebook
• Flickr
• Google (all Google services, including Gmail and Google Drive)
• Newton
• Qualtrics
• SurveyMonkey
• Vimeo
• Wordpress
• Yahoo
• YouTube

If you have any questions or concerns about the Heartbleed bug, please reach out to Rotary's .

Rotary investigates impact of Heartbleed bug César Caro 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 16, 2014
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ImagePDG César Caro, member of the Sweetwater Rotary Club, and Rotarian Lynn Simpson (formally of the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club and current member of the Mexia Rotary Club in District 5870) will be traveling to the small town of Creel in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.  This amazing journey begins on June 26th, returning to Texas on June 30th. This will be the 14th year that the trip is made. This is not a District 5730 or District 5870 sponsored trip.

Road Trip to Creel, Mexico - June 2014 César Caro 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by César Caro on Apr 11, 2014

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Throughout April, the Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS Prevention Rotarian Action Group (RFHA) will lead the fourth annual Rotary Family Health Days, which bring together hundreds of clubs and thousands of community members, partners, and medical professionals to provide free health services to people across Africa. This year, 375,000 people are expected to receive comprehensive medical attention across 460 sites in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, and Uganda. View an informational video and read stories from the field as thousands of lives are being transformed with the dedication of hundreds volunteers and partners.

Thousands to receive health services through Rotary Family Health Days César Caro 2014-04-12 00:00:00Z