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I have 17 more visit to complete my tour of our District Clubs. I have not found a weak or needy club yet. Every club I visit is strong and ready to serve their community and the world. Every club seems able to achieve the Rotary Club Citation for this year and were glad to have the guide to completing the citation that I sent earlier.
 
We have lost another Past District Governor as Howard Merser of the Greater Southwest Rotary Club of Lubbock passed away. His memorial service is set for October 22 at 10:00am at Second Baptist Church in Lubbock. He lead his club to invest in the District Apple Orchard at its beginning and was instrumental in getting the first Honor Flight off the ground. He was a distinguished veteran and served his country, his community and the world with honor.
 
 
I am trying to attend as many club functions as possible. I need to have a note from clubs that plan events so I can attend. I am attending the Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club Octoberfest tonight and will be in Littlefield for a great Chili Supper later this month. The Octoberfest in Dumas was rescheduled for the Spring after there were booking problems with their venue. Club events are a great way to connect with the community.
 
There will be a day of Foundation Training at the Lubbock Country Club lead by Rich Kaye, one or our Rotary Foundation Coordinators. This will be from noon to 4pm and will include lunch. This will be great training for club presidents, and club foundation chairs. Rich is involved in the Trust that provides matching funds for Rotarians working on their first PHF. I would like to see lots of folks at this training to get key information on supporting the using the Rotary Foundation to make a better world.
 
On November 8, we will be celebrating the work of the Rotary Foundation with a Dinner and Keynote address by our Zone Director Johrita Solari. You can register for this dinner on the district website probably just below this governor’s note. I want to see lots of Rotarians in Midland for this great time to connect.
 
Our Governor-Elect Bonnie Pendleton will be contacting all club President-Elects to get them ready for our Presidents Elect Training Seminar at the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport on February 27 –March 1 2020. This is a fantastic time to get great training and most importantly, make connections with president-elects from Texas and part of Oklahoma. This is a time that you will want to remember for years to come as you gain great friends and resources.
 
I was honored to install two new members of the Post Rotary Club on my visit with them. I have often been teased about getting a lot of chicken-fried-steak on my visit tour but that has not happened and Post Rotary had a great chicken-fried-steak lunch that I would return for any day. This club has bounced back from the loss of their President Kevin Wright in September. Their new president Lee Norman was already planning how to complete Kevin’s goals and the new members that day reflected Kevin’s desire to have a new member each month. A well connected club.
 
 
The Borger Rotary Club visit gave me the opportunity to visit with PDG Roger Sepulveda and his wife Jeanette. President and Assistant Governor Brandy Callahan had a fantastic welcome wagon that gave visitors lots of information about the club and Borger. I awarded Brandy the Super-Rotarian pin for working so hard to make Rotary great in her area.
 
 
President of the Borger Rotary Club Brandi Callahan with Governor Steve and First Lady Sandy Long. Look hard to see her Super Rotarian pin.
 
 
The Perryton Rotary Club was another great place that all should visit. I was honored to present a member with his first Paul Harris Fellow award. I think several more clubs will join the 100% PHF group this year. As I write this note today I see that Perryton has snow on the ground.
 
I received an appeal from ShelterBox that may interest you with all the new things happening in Syria. There are Rotarians in the region and you may want to offer help to this urgent need.
 
URGENT APPEAL FROM SHELTERBOX USA
 
 
FAMILIES IN SYRIA NEED OUR HELP
 
People in Syria are facing a nightmare. As airstrikes bomb parts of north-eastern Syria, tanks arrive at the border and shelling continues in Adlib, families endure more suffering.
 
That is why we are reaching out to Rotarians, people of action, who can help us respond to the massive humanitarian needs in Syria.
 
Every day, fighting can force thousands of families to flee in search of safety. ShelterBox remains committed to helping provide lifesaving shelter and supplies to families caught in the conflict. Our flexible response strategy enables us to respond to the evolving needs of thousands of displaced families.
 
These are families just like ours, whose lives have been turned upside down, targeted where they should feel safe – at home. When people are caught up in the fighting, they’re left with very few options amidst the chaos. Some flee with what they can pack on the back of a truck or just on their backs. Others may have no option but to stay behind.
 
Our work in Syria is the largest and most sustained response in our 19-year history. Over 250,000 people have already received ShelterBox aid, since we first responded to the crisis in December 2012. The need is as urgent as ever.
 
 
Our current series of projects in Syria will cost more than $1.6 million dollars as we work to shelter an estimated 4,500 families. While our work in Syria is lifesaving and deeply compelling, it is some of the hardest to fundraise for, as it doesn’t make the news headlines to garner widespread public support.
 
We continue to provide emergency shelter and essential supplies, including: tents, tarps, cooking sets, blankets, solar lights, and warm clothes to protect families from the harsh Syrian winters. Many families have been displaced several times and they need our help. Emergency shelter gives families some sense of stability after constant upheaval.
 
TO RESPOND TO THIS URGENT APPEAL: Club or District gifts of any amount can be directed to ShelterBox USA through this link use designation “Syrian Refugee Crises”.
 
ShelterBox USA is rated 4-STARS by Charity Navigator and listed as one of their highly rated organizations providing direct humanitarian aid to displaced Syrians.
 
Lubbock- Howard Marshall Mercer 92, of Lubbock, Texas passed away Thursday October 3, 2019. He was born June 24,1927 in Dallas to Marshall and Reland Mercer. He was a World War 2 Navy Veteran serving the South Pacific as a Third Class signalman. He married Emma Lou Daniel in 1947, Howard was the founder and President of West Texas Optical for 42 years with locations in South and West Texas.

We are having a great Rotary year as we all make new connections. I am about half way through the club visits and have found every club to be active and ready to serve their community and world. Sandy and I just returned from our Zone Institute in Denver. Our new Zone 26 is paired with the other new Zone 27. We are now part of the Zone structure that include the entire western half of the United States and a little bit of Canada. We also have Hawaii in our Zone.

 
Sandy and I have been on the road the past weeks visiting Rotary Clubs and seeing the wonderful towns in District 5730. We started our club visits with Canadian and were treated to a great lunch and wonderful hospitality from the club. We spent the afternoon visiting the Citadel and the fantastic art on display. We even watched a movie in the restored Art Deco movie house downtown. You have to make a stop in Canadian sometime, maybe when the fall leaves change color. A great Rotary Club doing great things in a great town.
August 2019 New PHS Members
Michael Pendleton of the Rotary Club of Canyon, has joined the Paul Harris Society.
Kim Taylor of the Rotary Club of Canyon, has joined the Paul Harris Society.

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.

To Join the Society Click Here.

Rotary's long-term, sustained battle against polio has defined our organization for decades. We have a right to be proud of all that we have accomplished through the years.

RI DirectorJohrita and Bruce Solari and our district folks minus Bonnie and Mike.
 
We attended the Multi District Training Conference in Austin and met some fine Rotarians. Our new Zone Director Johrita Solari was a featured speaker and our district officers had a private meeting with Johrita to talk Zone issues. She is a great director and is already helping our zone be more connected. I have been promoting the theme “Rotary Connects the World” at all my visits and everyone seems excited to make new connections for membership and service to our world. We will attend our Zone Institute in early September. DGE Bonnie Pendleton and DGN Brenda DeBons will both receive intensive training and Bonnie will Graduate at a formal “Great Gatsby” party. Watch for pictures to come.
 
Rotary District Governor, Steve Long, visited the Shamrock Rotary Club today and installed a new member Shelly Livingston and presented Kelly Livingston with a banner on this years theme "Rotary Connects the World"!  We would love to connect with you and have you come to our meetings!
 
The Plainview Rotary Club hosted Lionel Betancourt to speak about Adoption Awareness. This is a state sanctioned program to connect children needed adoption with potential parents wanting to adopt. This only happens with Rotary Club sponsorship and is safe and secure for all children involved. The club is going to go further with this in the future. We will also explore this as a district-wide project. Lionel says that thousands of children have found forever families through this Rotary project. Let us know if you would like to contact Lionel to visit your club. Rotary Connects the World.
 
DG Steve Long with Club President Shane Harris.
 

Sandy and I have been on the road the past weeks visiting Rotary Clubs and seeing the wonderful towns in District 5730. We started our club visits with Canadian and were treated to a great lunch and wonderful hospitality from the club. We spent the afternoon visiting the Citadel and the fantastic art on display. We even watched a movie in the restored Art Deco movie house downtown. You have to make a stop in Canadian sometime, maybe when the fall leaves change color. A great Rotary Club doing great things in a great town.

 
District 5730
Governor’s Kick-Start Citation
 
Clubs under 25 Members
 
By August 1, 2019
◘ Apply for DDF Funds from District
 
By November 1, 2o19
◘ A new contribution to Rotary Foundation
◘ Host new guests at your club for 10 mtgs
◘ Have your club in the local news once
◘ Complete one service project
 
Clubs over 25 Members
 
By August 1, 2019
◘ Apply for DDF Funds from District
 
By November 1, 2019
◘ A new contribution to Rotary Foundation for every member added the past year
◘ Host 2 new guests at your club for 12 mtgs
◘ Have your club in the local news once every month
◘ Complete two service projects
 
For All Clubs
 
Before January 1, 2020
◘ Plan a joint meeting with another Club
 
 
DISTRICT 5730 GOALS FOR 2019-2020
“District 5730 Connects for Rotary”
 
30 Clubs Attain the Rotary Citation Engagement
 
District 5730 will see 50% improvement in Connecting for Service
1.         80% of members CONNECT to MyRotary
2.         Every Club CONNECTS to community for projects
3.         Every Club CONNECTS to youth
4.         Every Club CONNECTS to Foundation
 
Membership
District 5730 CONNECTS to 1675 members for 2019-2020
1.         51 Clubs CONNECT to new members
2.         51 Clubs CONNECT through Membership Gatherings
3.         3 Clubs CONNECT to youth to create 3 new Interact Clubs
4.         2 Clubs CONNECT to young adults to create 2 new Rotaract Clubs
5.         District will CONNECT to world in Friendship Exchange
 
Foundation
District 5730 CONNECTS to world and local needs with gifts of $310,000
1.         $75,000 to Polio Plus
a.         Every Club Collects for Polio Plus at Meetings
b.         Every Club promotes Polio Plus to community
c.         Every Club recognizes Polio Plus Day 2. $175,000 To Share
2.         500 members give $200.00
3.         500 members give $100.00
4.         500 members give $50.00
5.        60 PHS members give $1,000.00
 
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District 5730 will increase their exposure to the public
1.         40 Clubs CONNECT through Social Media Accounts
2.         75% of Clubs CONNECT with World Polio Day event that is publicized
3.         50% of the clubs CONNECT with "Honored Guest Day" with PHF recognition
4.         Every Club CONNECTS to local community through needs assessment
5.         Every Club CONNECTS to youth to send students to R.Y.L.A.
6.         Every Club CONNECTS to youth to promote Rotary Youth Exchange
 
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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.
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Rotary’s World-wide 2019-20 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!

Polio Plus: Zero Is The Magic Number
Advocate-Donate-Educate to End Polio Now & Forever!
18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 9/14/19

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2019   LYTD 2018   Total 2017   Total 2016  Total 2015 
Globally 78332237 74
 Endemic Countries78332237 74
 Non-Endemic Countries  00000

Wild Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 4, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0

2019 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
 
Endemic Countries
62 Pakistan (12), 16 Afghanistan (21), 0 Nigeria (0)
 
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Your club is required to report monthly attendance numbers and membership numbers in accordance to Rotary International’s by-laws:

 

Article 4 Membership in Clubs

 

4.090. Attendance Reports.

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

 

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

 
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.

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

 
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