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District Governor Dan & Kim Linebarger


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February 2019

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PDG Michael & Kim Brown
Michael Brown is a Past District Governor (2012-13) for district 6690 covering Central and Southeast Ohio compromising 59 clubs and 3500 members.  He currently serves his district as the Council on Legislation Delegate for both the 2016 and 2019 councils. In Zones 30-31, Mike further serves Rotary as Technology Specialist for Zones 30-31.
Brenda DeBons
District Governor 2021-2022
Brenda was born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Dumas, Texas.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1970 and passing the CPA exam in 1977, Brenda began working with her father in his accounting firm in Dumas.  Brenda worked for Keeney, Hembree & Company for 30 years and upon her dad’s retirement in 2003, Brenda began working at Lovelady, Christy + Associates in Amarillo.



A few words from Dan and Kim:

Let us begin by saying Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Mele Kalikimaka, Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The past 5 months have been a real whirlwind of Club visits, inducting officers, new members and seeing parts of Texas for the first time. As we near the Holidays, we pray for everyone's safety that must travel and pray for comfort for those experiencing this Season while missing a loved one.

During the Holidays, please watch the Rose Bowl Parade on New Year's Day. Our own Rotarian and Assistant Governor Les Gattis from Plainview will be riding on the Rotary Float!!!!!! Les had already planned to take his family to the parade and then by chance saw where the Rotary Float committee was selling 120 tickets with the single winner getting a seat on the float. Les bought is $100 ticket and "BINGO", just a few days ago he learned that he was the lucky winner!!! So. please watch the parade and give Les a big wave as he represents District 5730 on the Rotary Float.

It is now time to sign up for PETS: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/101525

We encourage all President Elects and President Nominees to attend.

Enjoy the Holiday Season and be safe.

Be the Inspiration!
Dan and Kim
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DG Dan & Kim visited Colorado City Rotary Club October 17th. President Sterling Burleson was presented with the theme banner. Even though it was a cold rainy day there was a good turnout for the meeting where local mexican food was enjoyed. This club is gearing up to do an annual project which is to deliver meals and presents to families in need over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. This club also awards scholarships to high school seniors. Their major fund raiser is a golf tournament every summer.

On October 16th it was a wet rainy ride to Post Rotary Club. They were planning a social for November 13 at the Community Recovery Center at 6 PM. They are looking forward to pizza and popcorn while watching the movie "The Arroyo". President Linda Puckett was presented with the theme banner and DG Dan inducted new members Kaaren Huffaker & Susan McDonald into the club. Two unique fundraisers that Post Rotary Club host are Cooking On The Square at which members cook hamburgers or brisket during Homecoming festivities, and Smokin in the Park. This event is their major fundraiser and is a state championship cook off sanctioned by Lone Star BBQ Society. They average 30-40 cooking teams and pay out to the top 10 teams in July of each year. Another neat event they have hosted was a pool party to honor 1st responders in their community. What a great idea to honor those that serve and protect us.

After the Post meeting, President Linda Puckett invited DG Dan & Kim to visit the Garza County Historical Museum of which she is the director. A lovely museum...but we were particularly touched by the "hospital room" where a portable iron lung was on display. This iron lung was discovered while renovating the building which was the former hospital. The little girl in the pictures was a victim of polio and was from Post, Texas. Such a poignant reminder of why we keep pushing to rid this world of polio.

On October 12th, DG Dan & Kim Linebarger visited Shamrock Rotary Club. The evening before the meeting a lively cornhole toss tournament was enjoyed as a social evening to meet and greet with Dan & Kim. The Shamrock Rotary Club also sponsors a cornhole toss tournament as a fundraiser in March at the town's St. Patrick Day Celebration. Their biggest fundraiser is placing flags out for 7 holidays. New members Alicia  Parks and John Hankins were inducted to the club by DG Dan. President Ed Berngen receives the banner for the club.


Feb. 28th-March 3rd 2019 is President Elect Training in Dallas. I strongly urge you to sent your PE's and President Nominees to this valuable training.

May 3rd, 4th and 5th 2019 is our combined District Assembly/Celebration Conference in Ruidoso, NM.

June 1st-5th, 2019, International Convention Hamburg, Germany.


  • To be included in the District's texting announcements, text the words: district5730news to 33222.
  • District FaceBook news and announcements should be emailed to Jean Jones email address: jeanjones5007@gmail.com Cell: 432-557-6400
  • District website news and announcements: Cesar Caro, email address cmcaro@live.com Cell: 325-864-3230
  • Cesar is also our district's "District Manager". A great source for information and assistance.
  • James Durbin for social media development. jamesdurbin555@gmail.com Cell: 314-609-1652
  • For Insurance Certificates needed for fundraisers and events, Contact Tiffany Blakely or her manager Lisa at: lisa.tblakely@farmersagency.com
  • To utilize the District 5730 Foundation Inc., contact David Elizalde 1-806-681-2418 or email: david.elizalde@att.net
  • To participate in the Jerry Johnson Testamentary Trust $ for $ match for a first time PHF, contact Rich Kaye: richkaye@hot.rr.com https://rotarydistrict5870.org/stories/the-jerry-johnson-testamentary-trust-match-program
  • Rotary Rewards link to RI: https://my.rotary.org/en/member-center/rotary-global-rewards/offers?#/offers/featured District representative is Rodney Sutton in the Shamrock Club. Email: rdnysutton@gmail.com Cell: 1-330-260-219


Paul Harris Society

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by presenting them with a certificate and chevron at a district or club event.

I participate in the Paul Harris Society because I care. These contributions demonstrate our commitment to serve others.

What your giving supports

By giving from your heart each and every year, you’ll support families and change lives. Paul Harris Society gifts have helped provide:

  • Vocational training for teachers establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa
  • Water filters, toilets, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis, diarrhea, and other diseases in India
  • A scholarship for a medical professional in Italy to research treatments that minimize mortality rates among premature babies
  • Peace-building seminars for 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda
  • Treated mosquito nets and medical services that prevent malaria in Mali
If you are already contributing $1,000.00 or more to the Rotary Foundation and not a member of the Paul Harris Society, then fill out the Paul Harris Society Brochure and mail it, fax it or email it to address indicted on the form. If you are not sure if your are an active member of the Paul Harris Society, contact the PHS District Coordinator PDG César M. Caro by email.
If you are not a Paul Harris Society member then please consider joining today and help make a difference in the world. Be the Inspiration!
In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days.
"Rotary Days events will offer you the chance to have an impact in your community, build long-term partnerships, increase interest in membership, and improve Rotary’s image," Rassin said.
Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day.

In my travels over the past year, I've visited many strong, vibrant clubs and districts that are transforming their communities. When I attend their meetings, I can feel the energy. When I meet their members, I can see they are people of action. And when I look at their communities, I can recognize the impact of their work.

RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
  1. Meeting Presidential Citation Criteria - 30 Clubs.
  2. Pay Dues On Time - All Clubs.
  3. Access RRC to post volunteer hours, projects, and download training material - All Clubs.
  1. Attain Rotary Citation membership goals for 30 Clubs.
  2. Hold 3 membership cadre training sessions,.
  3. Form at least 3 new Interact Clubs,
  4. Form at lease 1 new Rotaract Club.
  5. Create a Friendship Exchange.
  6. Increase District membership to 1,700+.
  1. Annual/Share Fund - $163,000.00 - 1,639 members @ $100 each.
  2. Polio Plus Fund - $76,500.00 - 51 Clubs @ $1,500 per club.
  3. Paul Harris Society Members - $48,000 - 48 PHS Members @ $1,000 each.
  1. Continue to support club level socail media development.
  2. Hold A World Polio Day Event & Publicize In Local Media - 75% of Clubs.
  3. 50% of the Clubs host an "Honored Guest Day" with PHF recognition.
  4. All clubs 'poll" their communities for a hands on service project
  5. 100% RYLA participation.


The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed
(Up to $50Mil/Yr.)
Our Rotary wide 2018-2019 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!
17,700,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 12/22/18

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2018   LYTD 2017   Total 2017   Total 2016  Total 2015 
Globally 29192237 74
 Endemic Countries29192237 74
 Non-Endemic Countries  00000

Wild Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 8, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0

2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries
4 Pakistan (3), 21 Afghanistan (14), 0 Nigeria (0)
ImageDecember 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.

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

·         Disease prevention and treatment

·         Water and sanitation

·         Maternal and child health

·         Basic education and literacy

·         Economic and community development

·         Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

If you have a Heart of Service, then come join us. We all have a new chance to change the world for the better, Be The Inspiration.

2018-2019 Theme
Rotary Showcase Impact Tracker

Rotary Showcase is an online application that allows Rotarians and Rotaractors to share stories of their clubs’ successful projects with people around the world. In addition, project stories are a source for features in Rotary International blogs and newsletters.

The Showcase’s Impact Tracker shows the impact of each Rotary project in terms of volunteers and volunteer hours, cash contributions, and in-kind donations. It also shows the collective impact of all reported projects.

Success stories posted on Showcase can serve as an inspiration and a model for other Rotary and Rotaractor clubs. Check out this "Impact Tracker" by clicking here.
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