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The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

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District Governor Steve & Sandy Long


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June 2020

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The Four Way Test 

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Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

Statement from Rotary International

Statement from Rotary InternationalAt Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.We have

Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

Rotaract rising

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.

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Our condolences to the family and loved ones of Past Rotary President Frank Devlyn upon his passing. Frank was an impactful leader in Rotary whose warm greetings, inspirational words, and dedication to service left a lasting impression on those who met him. Frank’s presence will be missed, and his spirit lives on in all who believe in his commitment to others.
The proposed District 5730 ByLaws changes have been posted on the upper right side column of this main page. You must log into the Member Area of the website in order to view. The following two documents are posted:
1.   A clean draft of the Bylaw changes proposed for approval in 2020
2.   A 2017 draft of the Bylaws that indicate all the changes made to be approved 2020
Many thanks to our Bylaw Committee for their efforts in updated the 2017 D5730 Bylaws following the decisions of the Council on Legislation April 2019.  Thank you Ben Lock, Ed Anderson, Leslie Gattis, SarahLee Morris, Kelly Livingston, DG Steve Long, PDG Susan Brints, Chair.

My Rotary journey began 40 years ago when I joined the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, at the age of 25, and it has brought my family and me many unforgettable moments. But nothing could have prepared me for connecting with the world as president of Rotary International. My individual Rotary journey has become a shared Rotary journey with each of you.

The Governor Nominating Committee for District 5730 has nominated E. Phelps Blume as our District Governor for 2022-2023. He is from the Levelland Noon Rotary Club and has served our district in many capacities. We now have a 14 day window for challenges from clubs in our district. Let's wish Phelps well and give him our support
November 2019 New PHS Member
Leslie Gattis of the Rotary Club of Plainview, 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.

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.
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.
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
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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!
19,100,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 5/16/20

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2020  LYTD 2019   Total 2018   Total 2017  Total 2016 
Globally 591763322 37
 Endemic Countries591763322 37
 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 2019Totals)
Endemic Countries
47 Pakistan (147), 12 Afghanistan (29), 0 Nigeria (0)
ImageMay 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, Rotary Connects The World.

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2019-2020 Theme
District By-Laws Drafts 2020
You must log into the Member Area of the website in order to view the the following documents:
Bylaw Committee Members: Ben Lock, Ed Anderson, Leslie Gattis, SarahLee Morris, Kelly Livingston, DG Steve Long, PDG Susan Brints, Chair.
Rotary International 2020 Convention
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Zone Institute 2020
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Hawaiian Rotary Shirts
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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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Club Secretaries and folks who enter information

Please enter all information concerning your members though your club website (if you have ClubRunner) or through the District Website. Information flows up - Club > District > RI, but not down.

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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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