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District Governor Steve & Sandy Long


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July 2019

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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!
An Aloha Minute
Greetings to District 5730 Rotarians. I was overwhelmed by the great response of Rotarians at the Luau themed Installation in Plainview on June 28 in Plainview. We counted about 75 in attendance.
PDG JB Roberts led the Installation Oath for my term as Governor and the Assistant Governors. I count JB as a dear friend and mentor. I have been called to his office many times to receive a fresh word of advice or to share a precious memory from his many years of service.
Assistant Governor and new District Trainer Leslie Gattis was the master of ceremonies and kept the action going. PDG Dan Linebarger made his last act as governor by passing the District Governor Club Banner to me with a surprise tucked inside. I’ll let the photos show the fun.
Our theme this year, as we work together, is Rotary Connects the World. I have been teaching Rotarians for years to focus on making new connections in the Rotary World. As you look at the coming events this year, be aware that every event started with a connection in the Rotary world.
Just this past week, PDG Charles Starnes was asked to consider a Friendship Exchange to the Agra area of India during the week of national immunizations in January 2020. This is just in the early stages of planning. This came from a connection Charles made as Governor.
On June 27, I was honored to induct the Officers and Board members of 4 clubs in a combined event at South Plains College in Levelland. The Brownfield, Littlefield, Levelland Breakfast, and Levelland Noon clubs were all in attendance. I was amazed to see the members fellowshipping together and having fun. I do believe that they started making plans for service together and to have more joint meetings.
Watch out Rotarians, when you start making connections you start making plans for actions and service.
I will have updates as I start visiting clubs on July 9.
Rotary Connects the World
Steve Long DG 2019-2020
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
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
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
Public Image
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


Dear Rotary Family,
Kim and I do not know where to begin in thanking each and every one of you for the honor of being your District Governor and First Lady. Actually, for me, I do know where to begin. First by thanking God for leading me to an organization where I have been able to do "Good" in the World where other groups have only found closed doors. I also give thanks to him for giving me the courage and conviction to step forward and undertake the road to being your Governor when at the time, it was to be done alone. I remember hearing the phrase while on a Walk to Emmaus years ago that "God Doesn't Call the Equipped, He Equips the Called." That phrase my Rotary Family, is so very true. Along the road leading to being your District Governor, a woman came into my life and we both not only fell in love with each other, but she also fell in love with Rotary. For the first time in 24 years I would no longer be a Rotarian alone but would finally have a Rotary partner to do service with around the world. She has been a partner that has been invaluable to me in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Kim has not only been a "Godsend" to me but a voice to champion the need to bring awareness to our District about human trafficking.
The experiences we have shared, the people we have met and the knowledge of Rotary and the communities we have visited will forever be a "close to the heart" memory.
Many times the question has been asked of me: "What is being a District Governor like?" "It has been wonderful," is always my response. Accepting the position of being in the Governor's line in the spring of 2016 is the best decision I have ever made in my life as a volunteer. I encourage every Rotarian to serve as an officer in their respective clubs, every officer to be a club president, every president to assist at the District level. Perhaps be an Assistant Governor and then a Governor.
In closing, I thank you all for the honor to serve and encourage each one of you to continue to "Be the Inspiration" to your clubs and communities.
God Bless Texas and Rotary!
Dan and Kim Linebarger
Be the Inspiration!

I love to travel! I even enjoy the mundane process of getting from here to there. But last year, my wife, Gay, and I had one of those experiences that would strain the optimism of even the most cheerful traveler. We found ourselves with six hours to wait, at an airport where we were not scheduled to be, on a day we had not planned still to be traveling, having woken up that morning at a hotel unknown to us the night before. It was one of those days.

On Saturday, April 6th, District 5730 PDG Advisory Council had a meeting in Plainview Texas which was conducted by our District Governor Elect, Steve Long. Both Steve and our sitting DG Dan Linebarger gave us l an update on the district and plans for the future. Nice meeting, saw friends and had a wonderful lunch at the President’s House in Plainview, Tx. Several spouses attended also. Pictured are PDG Michael Graves, DGN Bonnie Pendleton, PDG Susan Brints, DGE Steve Long, PDG Ken Patterson, DG Dan Linebarger, PDG Roger Sepulveda and PDG Cesar Caro. PDG Charles Starnes also attended, but had to leave a bit early (before we had an opportunity to take this pic).
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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.


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 6/7/19

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2019   LYTD 2018   Total 2017   Total 2016  Total 2015 
Globally 42332237 74
 Endemic Countries42332237 74
 Non-Endemic Countries  00000

Wild Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 5, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0

2019 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
Endemic Countries
32 Pakistan (12), 10 Afghanistan (21), 0 Nigeria (0)
ImageJune 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.

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August 2-3, 2019
Friday (optional): 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 8:15 am - 9:00 pm
Cost: $90 per person
Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center
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Austin, TX 78753
Rotary Zone Institute 2019
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Rotary Institute:
September 5-8, 2019
September 2-5, 2019
Special Sessions, Optional for all Attendees:
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Rotary International 2020 Convention
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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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The 2019-20 Memorandum of Understanding, the District Grant Guidelines, and the Global Grant Guidelines are available to view or download under the District & Global Grant Information section of the Foundation pull down menu located on top of the Main Page. Instructions on how to Submit and Close a District Grant are also located there.

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What Paul Harris Said


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

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