May is Youth Service Month César Caro 2019-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 18, 2019
Beloved friend and family member, Don Shinn, 83, of Odessa passed away at home May 17 2019. A memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church on May 21, 2019 at 11am.
 
Don was born in Oklahoma City, grew up and was educated in the Oklahoma school system including the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University. As a boy he was active in scouts achieving Eagle Scout honors. He was always active in his church wherever he went serving in many capacities on various committees, but always being in the choir as he loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. Besides his family and singing,
 
Don had two other passions, cooking and baseball. He loved to cook for groups especially breakfast and smoking meats which he did quite often for church events and his family. He was an avid fan of the Texas Rangers and for many years he and Barbara held season tickets to the Ranger games traveling to Arlington whenever they could. Don came to Odessa in 1980 and immediately joined the choir at St. Luke’s UMC where he met the love of his life, choir director Barbara Ackerman whom he married in 1981 and they have had 37 wonderful years together.
 
Don was a people person and loved helping others. He served on the board of many local organizations including the Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale, the Salvation Army, Odessa College Scholarship, Friends of the Library, and Rotary International where he served as president of the Greater Odessa club and later served as District 5730 Governor in 2002/03. Don was recognized for his Rotary work in Mexico and in the district with the highest honor a Rotarian can receive, The Service Above Self award. For his work in Odessa he and his wife Barbara were recognized with a plaque on the Rotary Wall of Fame in Centennial Park. Don was also recognized for his community work with the Community Statesman award that is presented annually by the Heritage Foundation of Odessa.
 
Don is preceded in death by his parents B. Claude Shinn and T. Chole Moore Shinn and his first wife Lois Shinn. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his son Terry Shinn and wife Janet, daughter Tori Chandler, brother Bob Shinn, and grandsons Jason Chandler (Melanie), Travis Shinn (Bridget) and Tanner Shinn and great grandson Brysen Chandler.  If you choose, in lieu of flowers that fade away, the family asks that you honor Don’s love of service to others with a donation to either Rotary International or to Asbury UMC permanent fund.
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DGE Steve Long's Installation César Caro 2019-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 07, 2019
 
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).
PDG Advisory Council Meeting Roger Sepulveda 2019-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 23, 2019
 
What a great night for Brownfield Rotary!!!!
 
20 new Rotarians were inducted into the family of Rotary at the Brownfield Rotary Club.  Special thanks to ADG Phelps Blume, as well as PDG Dianne Anderson and PDG Charles Starnes. They have provided so much support to see this special event happen.
 
The inductees were:
 
Ricky Dill
Bruce Woods
Kathy and Leon Pope
Ken and Amy Cole
Ed Pfiffer
Herman Wheatley
Barbara Willis
Judge John Didway and Maria Didway
Eddie Olivas
Dr. Kelly Riley
Jeff Davis
Eldon Jobe
Anna Reid
Randy Anthony
and Scott Jackson
Justin and Kelly Hesse
 
Not all were present and not all had new member packets but we will take care of that.
 
Tom Hesse is President
Officers are Ed Pfiffer and Linda Hesse
Directors are Ricky Dill and Herman Wheatley
Brownfield Rotary Club César Caro 2019-03-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2019
D5730 Global Grant Water Filter project in Mexico
(Photos are from the community of Tebelchia, Mexico)
 
Recipients of the water filters have available water in their communities but the water is not potable. Community health personnel determine the recipients in the program based on family need, income, etc. During water filter distributions by Rotarians, health personnel instruct the adults and their children on good hygiene practices, how to maintain the filters, and distribute tooth paste, toothbrushes and soap.
 
Recipients provide a 5-6 gallon clean plastic bucket, and Rotarians drill a ½” hole towards the bottom of the bucket. One end of a 14” long hose is secured to the ½” hole and the other end is attached to the 6” filter with a hook that is slipped over the bucket rim to keep the filter above the bucket’s water level. Contaminated water is poured in the bucket, the filter hose is unhooked from the top of the rim and lowered into a clean receptacle. Clean drinking water is the result!
 
 
Last year Rotarians distributed just under 1000 water filters in small communities within a four hour drive around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This year we have distributed about 450 so far. Rotarians have about 800 more to go and the plan is to complete the Global Grant this year, 2019. When completed we will have distributed about 2200 water filters providing about 8800 people with inexpensive clean drinking water. The filters will last 10 years or more as long as they are properly maintained. An additional Global Grant is be written to continue these distributions.
D5730 Global Grant Water Filter project in Mexico César Caro 2019-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2019
 
LOVE TO TRAVEL??   ENJOY ROTARY FRIENDSHIPS??  Then consider a Rotary Friendship Exchange!!
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) is an international program for Rotarians, including  spouses and partners, which provides a unique opportunity to forge lasting international friendships and experience another culture first hand in the homes of Rotarians in another country!    The goal of the exchange is to advance international understanding and peace through visits to Rotary districts around the world.  Exchanges are reciprocal and usually last 2 weeks.
 
Our district 10 member Rotary Friendship Exchange team has just returned from a wonderful 3 week trip to Thailand.  We were able to experience the beautiful Thai culture hosted by Rotarians from   Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Nan, and the northern mountains of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, visiting elegant temples, riding elephants, rafting down a river, projects with the youth, tea plantation, history museums and so much more.     Not only did our team visit project sites and present programs to 11 Rotary Clubs but also visited with Clubs and hospital personnel about serving as the international partner for 4 future humanitarian grants.  So many lovely memories made while forming lasting friendships and sharing Rotary ideas for “doing good in the world”.
 
The Thailand RFE team will be visiting in our District from September 9 – 24, 2019.  We plan a huge Texas welcome!!
 
Our next D5730 RFE team will be during the 2019-20 year!!  Dates to be announced!
 
Friendship Exchange to Thailand 2019 César Caro 2019-03-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 20, 2019
 
PDG Jim inspired and led so many good works. Actively involved as an Aggie alumnus, Jim coached a series of Kids Inc. and Y ball teams. At various times he served as president of
    the Amarillo Executive Association
    the Amarillo Toastmasters Club
    the Amarillo Veterinary Medical Association
    the Amarillo West Rotary Club
    High Plains Baptist Hospital’s Area Advisory Board

He served on the boards of
    the Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center
    the Better Business Bureau
    Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
    Amarillo YMCA
    Tascosa Country Club
    Horn Creek Conference Grounds (Westcliffe, CO)

PDG Jim taught Feedlot Management courses at WTAMU. He was honored by the City of Amarillo for his leadership roles in SPSCA.

While serving as District Governor of Rotary District 5730, PDG Jim led in the establishment of a freeze-dry plant (the Breedlove Plant) that shipped hundreds of thousands of meals to distressed areas all over the world, and he coordinated the shipment of truckloads of medical supplies and equipment to isolated areas of Mexico. Jim’s Rotary service took him to cities all across the continent as he helped coordinate multiple projects to assist people worldwide.
 
PDG Jim was an active Gideon, and he served in just about every lay leadership role possible in the Amarillo congregation known as Paramount Community Church, where he raised his family.

PDG Jim said goodbye to his dear Sue about eight years ago. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Sue Ann Dean and his son Dr. James D. Cook. Jim took his own final breath in Amarillo on November 21, 2018.
PDG James "Jim" Cook César Caro 2019-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 20, 2019
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.
District & Global Grant Guidelines 2019-2020 César Caro 2019-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Grant Module Instructions César Caro 2019-03-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 13, 2019
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District 5730 Group Picture
 
Rangers Group Picture
PETS 2019 Group Pictures César Caro 2019-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Puerto Rico - After The Storm César Caro 2019-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 05, 2019
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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 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!
18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 3/2/19

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2019   LYTD 2018   Total 2017   Total 2016  Total 2015 
Globally 6332237 74
 Endemic Countries6332237 74
 Non-Endemic Countries  00000

Wild Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0

2019 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
 
Endemic Countries
4 Pakistan (12), 2 Afghanistan (21), 0 Nigeria (0)
 
Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 3/2/2019 César Caro 2019-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
March is Water & Sanitation Month César Caro 2019-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 05, 2019
2019 PETS Speaker Videos César Caro 2019-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 05, 2019
ImageFebruary 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.

February Attendance Report Due César Caro 2019-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
March is Water and Sanitation Month César Caro 2019-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 10, 2019
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.
 
RI President Representative at District Conference Dan Linebarger 2019-02-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 04, 2019
 
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.
District Governor 2021-2022 Charles Starnes 2019-02-04 06:00:00Z 0
2019 District 5730 Conference & Assembly César Caro 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
2019-20 RI President Announces His Presidential Theme César Caro 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 28, 2019

One of the things I appreciate most about serving as president of Rotary International is the people I get to meet. Much of my time is spent traveling and visiting Rotary clubs around the world. A Rotarian welcome is something quite special. But let me tell you, there's nothing so warm as the welcomes that have been rolled out for me by Rotaractors. These are young people who are committed to Rotary ideals, who are pouring their hearts into service, and who, in the process, don't forget to have fun.

RI President's March Message César Caro 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2019 César Caro 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
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February is Peace &amp; Conflict Prevention/Resolution César Caro 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International's 114th Birthday César Caro 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0
District Finances 2017-2018 César Caro 2019-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Lone Star P.E.T.S. César Caro 2018-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 24, 2018
Public Image is Working and the "Luck of the Draw" in District 5730
 
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T. Les Gattis, an AG in District 5730 has been chosen (by a drawing) to ride on the Rotary Float in the Rose Bowl Parade! Les has been a Rotarian since 2001 and implements Rotary into his everyday life as a crop insurance salesman, father and husband. Les has served in every capacity in the Plainview Texas Rotary Club and brings to Rotary an infectious smile and personality that lights-up the room. Please give him a wave on New Year's Day, as he will be waving at you first!!!

As First lady Kim and I near the end of our club visits, one thing has become very apparent to us and that is the importance of Public Image. Clubs with a strong, vibrant and current public image in social media such as Facebook are seeing positive results. On three separate occasions when she and I were visiting clubs and inducting new members, I had some most surprising conversations. Purely at random at the end of a few meetings, I simply asked one of the new Rotarians who had asked them to join Rotary. All three, from three different clubs and on three different days all said the same thing: "Nobody." What? I asked!. All three of them coming to Rotary had a common thread; They wanted to become more involved in their respective communities and had done some "Googling" to see where they could volunteer in local service work. Search engines led all three of them to their local Rotary Club's Facebook page. They liked what they saw and simply showed up to a meeting to learn more. I had this same experience with a young engineering professional that came to my home club in Midland. After being transferred to Midland from Houston with an oil company, he wanted to get involved in the community. He liked the Club's Facebook page, joined the club and now is over all of the club's service projects.

Take advantage of Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter etc. to let the World and especially your community know what your Rotary Club is doing.

Rotary Float in the Rose Bowl Parade César Caro 2018-12-24 06:00:00Z 0
December Is Disease Prevention &amp; Treatment Month César Caro 2018-12-24 06:00:00Z 0
January Is Vocational Service Month César Caro 2018-12-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 24, 2018

 

DAN AND KIM'S MONTHLY MESSAGE NOVEMBER 2018

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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Pampa Rotary Club César Caro 2018-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

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

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

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

  • 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
Important Dates and Contact Information César Caro 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
November 11th is Veterans Day César Caro 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
November is Rotary Foundation Month César Caro 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2018
 
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.
DG Visit - Colorado City RC César Caro 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2018

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.

DG Visit - Post RC César Caro 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 06, 2018
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.
DG Visit - Shamrock RC César Caro 2018-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2018
 

October 17, 2018 - Today at 8:13am beloved wife, partner, best friend, soul mate and mother, Ramona Faye Curry Roberts, went to be with the Lord.  My family and I are grateful of the time we had with her and that her suffering is over.  Ramona is now rejoined with her family in Heaven. 

Please join my family in celebrating her life on Saturday, October 20 at 11am at First Baptist Church in Plainview, Texas.

And thank you to all of our friends, family and dear loved ones that have reached out to us over the last several months.  We are so appreciative of your love, thoughts and prayers.

Much love in Christ,

PDG J.B. Roberts

Randall Roberts

Sarah Roberts Westmoreland

Drury Roberts

Ramona Faye Curry Roberts César Caro 2018-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
 
We had a wonderful time of fellowship with Greater Big Spring club. New members Christian Fair, Marisha Beck, and Cody Hughes were inducted. They were gearing up for the Rotary Homecoming Tailgate party at which they cook and sell steak burritos as a fundraiser. Much of this money goes to buying bikes for kids with perfect attendance. They are also looking forward to their very successful "Pints for Polio" in March 2019. Such an excited club and Brent Strande is willing to assist any club that might be interested in implementing this fundraiser. In 2018, they raised over $30,000 with this fundraiser. Half went to local projects and half to Polio Plus. With the Bill Gates 2 for 1 match...this translated into $45,000 to Polio Plus! Go Greater Big Spring!!!
DG Club Visit - Greater Big Spring RC César Caro 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
 
DG Dan & Kim visited Childress Rotary Club on Wednesday, Oct. 10th. A good group was in attendance for some great chicken fried steak. DG Dan presented the district and theme banners to President Elect Gerardo Garcia. This club is gearing up for a fun fundraiser that they say funds most of their projects in one evening... a High School All-Star Football Game. Plans are underway now for this fun event. We ARE still in Texas!
DG Club Visit - Childress RC César Caro 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
 

DG Dan & Kim visited Dalhart Rotary on Thursday, Oct. 4th. This was a busy club! They shared news of the XIT rodeo that the club helps with in August. This is a city wide reunion that celebrates the heritage of the XIT Ranch. Dan & Kim visited the XIT Museum which is something to see. In addition to the spectacular rodeo, live music, and many fun events, the city hosts the World's Largest free BBQ. The pictures of it in the museum are amazing. Rotary of Dalhart has it's hands full during that exciting Dalhart weekend with ticket sales etc. Dan & Kim hope to attend this event in the future.

Additionally, the club participated in packing snacks for kids (Snack Pak 4 Kids) in the school district that need food over the weekend. This was a great project that Dan & Kim got to participate in with members of the club. This was followed by a meet and greet social at the XIT Woodfire Grill.

Dan & Kim visited the club and new member Tami Moore was inducted. DG Dan presented the Rotary theme banner to President Sherri Haschke. Thank you for the southern hospitality Dalhart Rotary!

DG Club Visit - Dalhart RC César Caro 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
 

DG Dan & Kim visited the Levelland Noon Rotary club Tuesday, October 2nd. They enjoyed a wonderful lasagna lunch and Dan presented club president Landon McCormack with the District 5730 banner and the "Be the Inspiration" banner. The second picture is the board with DG Dan & Kim. The Levelland club will be working in a combined effort with the morning club to host a Home for the Holidays Arts and Crafts Show on Nov. 11 & 12. They are also planning for their Chili Supper coming up January 22nd. Most of the proceeds for these fundraisers go to support scholarships and Camp Ryla kids. This is the home club of AG Phelps Blume who was in attendance as well. Keep up the good work Levelland!!

DG Club Visit - Levelland Noon César Caro 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
AG Chris Atkinson, DG Dan and, Snyder club president, Josh Ortegon
 
AG Chris Atkinson, DG Dan and Kim
 

DG Dan & Kim had a great meeting with the Snyder club. They are an energetic club that has both new and long term members. They have a very strong flag distribution program for 6 major holidays which raises money for projects such as Books for Babies, Dictionaries to 3rd graders, and to support other local humanitarian efforts. They were excited to learn about the success of Big Spring's club project "Pints for Polio" and are interested in working on a similar project for Snyder.

Pictured are AG Chris Atkinson, DG Dan and, Snyder club president Josh Ortegon.

DG Club Visit - Snyder RC César Caro 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2018
 
Attached is a picture of Brandt Stewart, Club President receiving the Be The Inspiration banner. The Lamesa club is very focused on awarding 4 senior scholarships per year which continue throughout those students' college years as long as their grades are kept up. They are dedicated to the topic of literacy in their commun
 
If there was ever a District "Perseverance Award" it would be awarded to the Lamesa Rotary Club.  When they made the commitment to the community to provide these scholarships in perpetuity, the required endowment was projected to be much less that what is now required with lower interest rates.  Rotarians finish what they start and the much larger required endowment has not diminished Lamesa Rotary's focus and they are nearing their goal and I am proud of their resolve and commitment to literacy.
DG Club Visit - Lamesa RC César Caro 2018-10-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 12, 2018
 

It was a cold wet evening when DG Dan & Kim visited the Hereford Rotary club on Tuesday, Oct. 9th, but the fellowship and friendliness of the Hereford club was warm! DG Dan & Kim enjoyed hearing from the Hereford Rotarians during the evening social with spouses. This is a monthly occurrence for this club which they report has been a success for them in terms of getting to know each other. They have numerous projects and fundraisers coming up for their community such as Dictionaries for 3rd Graders, annual shoe give away in November for junior high students, and in January...their Crisis Center fundraiser which is a pulled pork dinner. This year they will also auction off a TV to raise additional funds for this worthy cause. Hereford Rotary also collaborates with other civic groups in town to better their community.

DG Club Vist - Hereford RC César Caro 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Win A Yeti - Plainview RC César Caro 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Running Water Draw - Plainview RC César Caro 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Annual Stew &amp; Chili Supper - Littlefield RC César Caro 2018-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
October is Economic &amp; Community Development Month César Caro 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2018
 

On Monday, Sept 24, DG Dan Linebarger visited the Big Spring Rotary Club.  This was their 90th Year Anniversary. Under Hardy Wilkerson's leadership, the Club is growing! He inducted 7 new members (16 total new members since July 1). One of the new members was Heath Wilkerson. This induction created a unique membership of 3 generations in the same club. Heath's dad (Hardy Wilkerson) is the club president and his grandfather (Homer Wilkerson) is a member as well. There were 2 PHF's + 3 awarded: Cheri Sparks & Delbert Donaldson.

DG Club Visit - Big Spring RC César Caro 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Foundation/Membership Seminars and Evening Fellowship César Caro 2018-09-25 05:00:00Z 0
Tailgate Party - Greater Big Spring RC César Caro 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
 
District Governor Dan Linebarger gave a wonderful Rotarian message. DG Dan's wife, Kim also a Rotarian, spoke about human trafficking. Borger Rotarians Ben Conner, Benjamin Conner, Courtney Marrs, and Norma Luginbyhl were presented perfect attendance awards for the month of July and Reverend Bobby Wilson was inducted as a new member.
DG Club Visit - Borger RC César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
 
President Retha Pittman and the board shared information about the recent Harvest Festival on Sept. 8th where they annually sell Fredericksburg sausages on a stick and have a raffle. Tahoka Rotary club raised $3,086.51 this year to go toward their senior high school student scholarships.
 
They also have upcoming recurrent projects that include:
Giving shoes and coats to kids in need at Christmas
Senior Santa day…they put together baskets for low income and disabled senior citizens in their community. They hand deliver these boxes. One gentleman last year got tears in his eyes when they came and said, “I didn’t think you were coming this year.” He was so glad to see them….heartwarming!
 
Another neat story from Tahoka is that recently AG Cal Brints visited the club. The club has invited law enforcement to come eat a meal when they are on shift during meeting times. Cal patted the policeman on the shoulder and thanked him for his service. The policeman teared up and said, “No one has ever said that to me before.” He had been in law enforcement for a number of years. This prompted the club president to develop a law enforcement appreciation project.  Another heartwarming story of Rotarians doing what they do best!
 
DG Dan is pictured presenting the RI theme banner to President Retha Pittman and visiting with the board members along with AG Cal Brints.
DG Club Visit - Tahoka RC César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
 
DG Dan was fortunate to make his Club Visit on the day that Denver City Rotary delivers food from South Plains Food Bank.  They do this every month.  A family receives a "dry" box and a "refrigerated" box of food plus on this day, one or two water melons.   Denver City Rotary under the outstanding leadership of Stan David, is aiding in the feeding of approx. 250 people!!!!
DG Club Visit - Denver City RC César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Impact In Your Community César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
 
DG Dan Linebarger (https://twitter.com/DanLinebarger), The Governor of Rotary District 5730, and the First Lady of the District, Kim Linebarger, visited the Rotary of Amarillo. They are very passionate about service to the community.

DG Dan is helping to raise money for wheelchairs through an organization called Mobility for Mexico. He says they are about half the way towards a goal at $42000.

Kim’s passion is raising awareness about human trafficking. She urges you to get to know your local law enforcement, visit a website called www.rotariansagainsthumantrafficking.org, and look up Jim Womack who is the CEO of Family Support Services.
— at Polk Street United Methodist Church.
DG Club Visit - Amarillo RC César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
 
Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary, hosting the fun-filled 2nd annual Oktoberfest at Llano Estacado. Save the date—Friday, October 5th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission is $40 per person, including wonderful German food from COWamongus, open bar with beer and wine, lively music by BA Entertainment, silent auction, and games—including the popular beer stein-hoisting contest!

The event benefits Meals on Wheels, as well as other club supported non-profits.
Oktoberfest—6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 5th at Llano Estacado, 3426 E FM 1585.
Order tickets here, or stop by Meals On Wheels, 2304 34th St., Lubbock, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30.
Oktoberfest - Metropolitan Lubbock RC César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 20, 2018
 
On October 13, 2018 the Dumas Rotary Club will be hosting a very special event--Oktoberfest 2018!!!! We will have live music with Velvet Funk!! Drinks, dinner and more!! It is a great opportunity to get out with your friends to enjoy live music, fellowship with friends, and enjoy our glorious panhandle autumn evenings!! It will be held under the large awning on Witt Motors south lot. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from any of the following Rotarians. There are only 200 seats that must be purchased before the event. Don't wait too long to get your tickets!!

Look for one of these members-- Jamie Slater, Bob Brinkmann, Wanda Brooks, John Brunson, Laura Brunson, Laura Copp, Cody Barrett, Mike or Brenda DeBons, Shawn Frische, Dale Hallmark, Chad Henry, Patsy Long, Shane Nelson, Grace Pierson, Pat Kreutziger, Mike Running, Larry Riseling, Bethany Scroggins, Jo Strobel, Steve Walthour, Kirk Welch, Sandra Witt
Oktoberfest - Dumas RC César Caro 2018-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 
Went to Seagraves. We had good attendance. Photos show the whole group present. Also President Josh Goen receiving the District 5730 banner. The club just recently helped with a pregame dinner for football. Other activities they are involved in are:
 
Dictionaries for third graders
Sponsorship for speakers for a kids summer program
Support for FFA and 4H students
Attendance incentive for students
 
This club has a strong focus on literacy and the local schools.
DG Club Visit - Seagraves RC César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018

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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!
 
Join The Paul Harris Society Today César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Cordially Invited

The Pampa Rotary Club will have a World Polio Day Proclamation on Wednesday, October 24th at Pampa City Hall. Here is the information:

Event:                Pampa Rotary Club World Polio Day Proclamation

 Date & Time:    October, 24th 2018 at 11:45 am

 Location:          City of Pampa

    Commission Chambers – Third Floor

    200 W. Foster Ave

    Pampa, TX, 79065

World Polio Day - Pampa RC César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
While attending the 2018 Rotary International Zone Institute for Zones 21B & 27 in Boise, Idaho,  some District 5730 familiar faces got together for this photo op. From left to right are: DG Dan Linebarger, PDG César Caro, PDG Diane Anderson, PDG John Sc ott, PDG Charles Starnes, and DGE Steve Long. Great time and wonderful fellowship.
 
Zone Institute in Boise, Idaho 2018 César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 

World Polio Day is just around the corner.  It is recommended by Rotary to have Clubs ask their local civic leaders to proclaim October 24th as World Polio Day.

In my opinion, where there are more than one Rotary Club in a city, it would make a bigger statement for the Clubs to act as one in representing Rotary's message.

I have been distributing the attached sample proclamation to the clubs I have visited but will not cover them all in time.  Therefore, I need for you to contact your club Presidents now and share this request, or for some, t.

Also, our October 27th Foundation Evening at Lubbock Country Club is coming together.  We will have Foundation and membership training beginning at noon on Saturday the 27th, followed by fun and fellowship, wine and beer tasting, soft drinks, hors d'oeuvres followed by an excellent speaker, Art Zeitler.  Art will have a short powerpoint of what our District is doing abroad with global grants and then share an inspiring story of his experiences with Rotary in Action.  Much more information on this is coming soon.

Be the Inspiration!

DG Dan

October 24th is World Polio Day César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 
Look what the Littlefield Rotary Club earned for their membership growth. With 100% growth, president Dezi Vargas and his team were recognized by RI Director Larry Dimmitt as the top club in Zones 21b-27. Award was presented to PDG Charles Starnes on behalf of the club in Boise, Idaho.Congratulations.
Shining Star - Littlefield RC Charles Starnes 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 
This was a dynamic club that showed up for the DG visit decked out in their Rotary shirts. DG Dan also inducted new member Brandon Bowman with sponsor John Roley looking on. DG Dan was also presented with a beautiful metal cutout of a Rotary Wheel made by a member of the club. Dezi Vargus is the Club president.
DG Visit - Littlefield - RC César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 
DG Dan presented Paul Harris pins to the following: David Kemp (PHF +1) , Richard Gower (PHF +3   ), Art Spikes (PHF +1), John Notestine (PHF +1). Not present for picture was Beth Duke (PHF +5) and Scott Bentley (PHF +1).
DG Club Visit - Amarillo West RC César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 
Outgoing president Joseph Tillery (on right) hands off the gavel to incoming president Keith Marble (on left). 
DG Club Visit - Lockney RC César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 19, 2018
 
 DG Dan meeting with board members The Rotary Club of Amarillo.  Pictured are David Elizalde, president, AG Karen Hicks, and other club board members.
DG Club Visit - Amarillo RC César Caro 2018-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Together We End Polio César Caro 2018-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Believe César Caro 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
2018 Rotary Multi District Training Seminar - Austin César Caro 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
August Is Membership &amp; New Club Development César Caro 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

Our District now offers a texting option for District news events for cell phone users.  The objective here is to send only important announcements via text to Rotarians desiring to stay "in the know" with Rotary news.

The texts will cover news such as Club fundraisers, golf tournaments, sign-up links to conferences, conventions etc.

For Rotarians desiring to be connected all you need to do is text the words:  district5730news to 33222.

District News Via Text Message César Caro 2018-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 13, 2018
 
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.
Why and how to host a Rotary Day César Caro 2018-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2018
 
The Rotary Club of Pakuranga invite you to join The Ultimate 18 Day Rotary Tour of New Zealand 29th March – 15th April, 2019.
 
The Tour Key points and Highlights are:
  • The Tour includes 2 Home hosted meals and 2 Rotary Meeting visits.
  • The Tour size is limited to 26 persons. (Within a 30/33 seater coach.)
  • Accommodation will be 4 to 5 star and includes all breakfasts on the Base Tour.
  • A professional ‘Top Tour Guide’ will travel with you throughout the Tour.
  • The Base Tour includes both the North and South Islands, and an optional 5 day pre-tour to Northland and the Bay of Islands is also offered.
The Ultimate 18 Day Rotary Tour of New Zealand Dan Linebarger 2018-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dan Linebarger on Jul 03, 2018
 
PRESIDENTIAL CITATION GOALS:
  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.
MEMBERSHIP/CLUB GOALS:
  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+.
FOUNDATION GOALS ($288,400):
  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.
PUBLIC IMAGE GOALS:
  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.
District 2018-2019 Goals Dan Linebarger 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 03, 2018
 
Registration is underway for the 2018 Rotary Institute.
Click on the Image to Register & for Hotel Information.
 
2018 Zone Institute César Caro 2018-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
‘Gladiator’ stars reunite at End Polio Now event César Caro 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Former first lady of the United States, Laura Bush, addresses Rotarians César Caro 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
PETS 2018 Group Picture César Caro 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2018
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.”
2018-19 : Be The Inspiration César Caro 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
July is New Rotary Leadership Month César Caro 2018-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
2018-2019 District Governor Installation César Caro 2018-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
District Assembly &amp; Club Leadership Training César Caro 2018-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference Hotel Reservation César Caro 2018-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 01, 2018
 
We congratulate Bonnie Pendleton who was selected to serve as District 5730’s Governor for 2020-2021.  Bonnie is a member of the Canyon Rotary Club and founded the Rotaract Club at West Texas A&M University. Bonnie is a 17-year Rotarian who joined Rotary to get to know people in her community and serve.  She was Club President in Canyon for Rotary’s Centennial. Bonnie has worked closely with district youth, is involved with membership development, and is an active supporter of the Rotary Foundation. She serves as District Polio Plus Chair. Her experience with international programs, communications, professional and leadership development, and Rotary events, projects and training will greatly benefit our District.
 
DGND Bonnie Pendelton César Caro 2018-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
2018 Lone Star PETS César Caro 2018-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary International's Anniversary César Caro 2018-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month César Caro 2018-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor's December Message Charles Starnes 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
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 &amp; 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
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 &amp; 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 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
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
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 &amp; 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.
 
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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 Mar 01, 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 2016-03-01 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
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
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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
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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. 
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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 ! 

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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