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Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jul 07, 2014

Welcome to Rotary District 5890, composed of sixty-five vibrant clubs across the greater Houston metropolitan area.  The Rotarians in our area truly exemplify Rotary's motto of ''Service Above Self'' with projects in local communities as well as international projects around the world.  Rotary International is working diligently to cross the finish line of eradicating Polio worldwide and District 5890 is working hard to aid in that effort.  So whether your passion is in water projects, literacy, hunger, health, or peace, Rotary has something to offer you.

I encourage you to explore our website for local events and service opportunities as well as information about District 5890.  There are a variety of clubs that meet for breakfast, lunch, and happy hour; and we even have an e-Club for those people who travel for work or have limited time for weekly meetings.  There is a place for you in our Rotary family.

Posted by Charlie Thorp PDG on Oct 13, 2014

With sadness, I must report that PDG Roy Long has passed away.  A member of the Houston Heights Club, PDG Roy served Rotary well as 1988-89 District 5890 Governor.  Please keep his wife, Sonja, and their family in your prayers as they travel this difficult journey.

Sonja asked me to share with you that Roy's Memorial Services will be held Thursday, October 23rd 2014, at First Baptist Church's Chapel, 7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024 713.681.8000  (I-10 @ 610 Loop)  Visitation: 10:00 am Services: 11:00 am

Reception following the services

Charlie Thorp PDG
District 5890

Posted by Terry R. Ziegler on Oct 07, 2014

The 2014 District 5890 Rotary Foundation Seminar, held on September 20, 2014, was a celebration of the many International and Local Service Projects which were larger in size and scope due to funding from Our Rotary Foundation and was also a celebration of giving by our District’s Rotarians!

 I started off the Seminar by saying “If you are one of those Rotarians who think Rotary is still an old man’s organization which never changes – or is changing too slowly – you are in the wrong place, because today, you will see a new face of Rotary and will see how Rotary is changing the world!”

Posted by Rebecca Maddux

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Rotary District 5890's first Family of Rotary event will be held on Saturday, October 11,2014 at 6:00 p.m., $65 each.  Join us as we have great fellowship while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battleship Texas.  We invite you and your family to join us for dinner and an evening of fun. This is the perfect event to bring your children and grandchildren.

Seating is limited, so register early to assure your passage to a night when District 5890 Light's Up Rotary on the Battleship Texas!

All proceeds will benefit the Battleship Texas Foundation & a Veterans program by choice of Medal of Honor Recipient.

Please register online or contact Rebecca Maddux at rebecca@pmhvac.com for more information

 

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 25, 2014

This year's Shrimporee will be held at the Clear Lake Park on NASA Parkway (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)  This year's event will be the best ever, with educational, interactive presentations that will intrigue kids and educate parents. Each year, the Shrimporee is Space Center's major event, lots of food & beverages, shrimp and BBQ brisket lunch, live and silent auctions, entertainment, games for the kids and fellowship.  The event is free, meals are $15 each.  Raffle tickets for outstanding items are available for $10 each, 6 for $50.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 21, 2014

District 5890's District Governor Lisa Faith Massey chartered the district's first Rotary Community Corp on August 20th 2014.  The Los Tios Mexican Restaurant was packed with charter members and supporters. Initial officers include Representative (aka President) Michelle Beaumier, Secretary Sandra Liu, Treasurer Sharlene Barris, Sergeant-at-Arms Janice Gillen & Community Service Chair Meher Patel. The RCC is a non Rotarian group of people getting together working toward better their local community.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 19, 2014

On September 6-7, 2014, District 5890 will train selected District Rotarians who will participate in a two day workshop designed to improve their personal leadership skills.  Clubs in the district are invited to send two Rotarians that would like to participate in this  interactive workshop. Clubs may send a maximum of 2 members and the class will be limited to the first 24 who send in the registration fee of $250. Click on REGISTER . The Institute will be held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center in the Conquistador Room in the La Hacienda Complex located at 12715 Telge Road, Cypress, Texas 77429, Information on the conference center may be found on the Northwest Forest Conference Center website at www.northwestforest.com

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 23, 2014

They say that there are moments and experiences that change your life, they challenge you, they teach you, they open your eyes and ...they shape you into a new person.  My Ambassadorial Year with Rotary proved that to be true. While I knew it would define a lot of things about my future and bring about many changes I must say that I got a lot more than I bargained for and I am glad I did.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 04, 2014

DG Lisa Faith Massey's installation at the Petroleum Club was a wonderful event.  Janice Jones (Harrisburg Rotary Club) took lots of memorable photos.  To View your pictures and purchase the photos, please click on the following link below: http://goo.gl/Ilb5Uh

Posted by Bill Haglund on Aug 11, 2014

Information and the application for the 2015-2016 District 5890 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are now available, and may be accessed through this web site.  Remember, the applications are due no later than October 10, 2014.


ImageThanks to all who participated in Bellaire/SW Houston Rotary's summer Blood Drive on JImageuly 12.  Norm Neskar chaired this year's drive and reminds you that you also can donate at any Neighborhood Donor Center during the month of July by using code R915 to credit Rotary. Pictured at right are BSWH President Julian Fisher with Neskar at the Rotary welcome booth. Pictured at left are Julian and Norm with Blood Center personnel outside the donor-mobile; and Bellaire Rotarians Craig Wooten and Mel Kalmans giving the gift of life.

Posted by Michelle Bohreer on May 01, 2014

Great things are happening in District 5890 and your business can gain great market advantage by linking its brand to the amazing brand of Rotary.  District 5890 provides a range of sponsorship opportunities that allow our members' businesses to be front and center every time someone visits the District website or attends a district event like District Conference. Link to our sponsorship opportunities is attached.  If you have any questions, please call or email Michelle Bohreer, michelleb@bohreerzucker.com (832)622-4400.  A great opportunity awaits you and your business; take advantage of it soon to maximize your value.
 

Posted by Ed Charlesworth PDG on Apr 01, 2014

What is an eClub???  Rotary Int'l made provisions for Rotary Clubs to be formed and conduct meetings on the Internet.  These eClubs are fully recognized, same as our traditional Rotary clubs.  Just think of the possibilities -  Meetings Any time 24-7, Anywhere  Have a busy schedule? Need a flexible meeting time? Live in different places throughout the year? Travel frequently?  Have limited mobility?  Then the eClub of Houston may be just for you.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jul 23, 2014

An International Service Project, started in 2000 and supported by Houston Area Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, and Interact Clubs, is proud to announce the shipment of our 205th 40’ shipping container of books (for a total of over 6-3/4 million pounds), as well as several containers of bicycles & bicycle parts  to Rotarian led literacy projects in Africa and countries around the world.  Would you & your club like to help with the shipment of the next container?

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 19, 2014

District Governor Lisa Faith Massey's initial newsletter is hot off the press and has hit the news stands; thanks to the hard efforts of Editor PDG Rhonda Kennedy.  

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Sep 01, 2013

District Governor Bob Gebhard has just released the new District 5890 logo.  This logo will appear on the district leadership shirts in the near future.  Thanks to DG Bob, we now will have distinctive identification when attending Rotary Int'l Convention and Multi-District events.  The logo combines two very important aspects of the Houston area, space industry and oil industry.  

Posted by Terry R. (28) Ziegler on Jul 15, 2013

Indian Clerics offer to Help Fight Polio in Pakistan - noting that "India is not safe until neighboring Pakistan is Polio-free" , members of India's Rotary Muslim Ulema committee have come forward to offer their assistance in dispelling the myths surrounding Polio vaccinations in Pakistan. Religious leaders have administered Polio drops to their children in front of cameras and they now believe the magic (of zero Polio cases for over 2 years in India) could be repeated in Pakistan.
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jul 20, 2014

Congratulations to District Governor Lisa Faith Massey for a very impressive & successful DG installation. DG Lisa has already scheduled all her Official Visits.  She is very organized, ready to hit the ground running, conduct District activities and making the traditional Official Visits.   On the left side of this web page in the download section, you will find DG Lisa's busy schedule for this Rotary year.  Let's all work together and make sure that Lisa's year is an outstanding year.
 

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District Events
DG Official Visit - Wharton Oct 22, 2014
DG Official Visit - Houston Heights Oct 22, 2014
DG Official Visit - Washington County Oct 23, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight Knighting -Green Valley Elem. Green Valley Elementary School
Oct 24, 2014 08:30 AM - 08:30 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at St Christopher's Saint Christopher's Catholic School
Oct 24, 2014 01:00 PM - 01:00 PM
District 5890 2014 Golf Tournament Tour 18 Golf Club
Oct 24, 2014 01:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Space Center's Shrimporee Clear Lake Park
Oct 25, 2014 11:00 AM - Oct 26, 2014
Rotary Community Corps "Viva Fiesta" Fundraiser Amegy Bank - Downtown
Oct 25, 2014 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
District Governor Information Meeting Jesse Jones Rotary House
Oct 26, 2014 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Oct 27, 2014 06:30 PM
DG Official Visit - Richmond Oct 28, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Eiland Elem. Eiland Elementary School (Klein ISD)
Oct 29, 2014 01:15 PM
DG Official Visit - NW Houston Sunset Oct 30, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight at Bear Branch Elem Bear Branch Elementary (Humble ISD)
Oct 30, 2014 08:15 AM - 09:00 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight Knighting - The Rhodes School The Rhodes School
Oct 31, 2014 08:30 AM
DG Official Visit - Columbus Nov 04, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight - Knighting at Whitcomb Elem. Whitcomb Elementary School
Nov 04, 2014 08:15 AM
DG Official Visit - University Area Nov 05, 2014
DG Official Visit - Sugar Land Nov 05, 2014
DG Official Visit - 288 Corridor Nov 06, 2014
DG Official Visit - Gulfway / Hobby Airport Nov 06, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Bear Branch Elem Bear Branch Elementary (Humble (ISD)
Nov 06, 2014 01:15 PM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Red Bluff Elem. Red Bluff Elementary (Pasadena ISD)
Nov 07, 2014 08:30 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at MoralesElem. Morales Elementary (Pasadena ISD)
Nov 07, 2014 01:30 PM
District Global Grant Scholarship Interviews Nov 08, 2014
Alvin Rotary Foundation Novemberfest National Oak Park
Nov 08, 2014 07:00 AM - 05:00 AM
District Foundation Dinner Maggiano's
Nov 08, 2014 05:00 PM
DG Official Visit - Sharpstown Nov 11, 2014
DG Official Visit - Humble Intercontinental Nov 12, 2014
DG Official Visit - Ft Bend County Nov 12, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Northside Elem. Northside Elementary (El Campo ISD)
Nov 12, 2014 09:00 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight -Knighting at Love Elementary Love Elementary School
Nov 13, 2014 01:15 PM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting-Green Valley Elem Green Valley Elementary School
Nov 14, 2014 08:30 AM
Interact Club of Carnegie Vanguard Int'l Festival Carnegie Vanguard High School Interact Club
Nov 14, 2014 04:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Books of the World Sorting Nov 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DG Official Visit - Rosenberg Nov 19, 2014
DG Official Visit - Houston Westchase Nov 19, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting-McDougle Elem McDougle Elementary School (Klein ISD)
Nov 20, 2014 08:30 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at St Christopher's Saint Christopher's Catholic School
Nov 20, 2014 01:00 PM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Cloverleaf Elem. Cloverleaf Elementary School (Galena Park ISD)
Nov 21, 2014 08:00 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at North Shore Elem North Shore Elementary (Galena Park ISD)
Nov 21, 2014 01:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Nov 24, 2014 06:30 PM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Bear Branch Elem Bear Branch Elementary (Humble (ISD)
Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM
DG Official Visit - Houston Dec 04, 2014
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Eiland Elem. Eiland Elementary School (Klein ISD)
Dec 04, 2014 08:15 AM - 08:15 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting - Red Bluff Elem. Red Bluff Elementary
Dec 05, 2014 08:30 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at Klenk Elementary Klenk Elementary School (Klein ISD)
Dec 05, 2014 12:30 PM
The EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting - Morales Elem. Morales Elementary (Pasadena (ISD)
Dec 05, 2014 01:00 PM
Books of the World Sorting Dec 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
EarlyAct FirstKnight Knighting - Sanchez Elem. Sanchez Elementary School
Dec 15, 2014 08:00 AM
EarlyAct FirstKnight-Knighting at St Christopher's St. Christopher's Catholic School
Dec 18, 2014 01:00 PM
District Committee Chairs Meeting Los Tios Restaurant
Jan 07, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Jan 26, 2015 06:30 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Feb 23, 2015 06:30 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Mar 23, 2015
District Committee Chairs Meeting Los Tios Restaurant
Apr 01, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
District Conference 2015 Geaux Rotary Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 20, 2015
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Apr 27, 2015 06:30 PM
District membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
May 25, 2015 06:30 PM
District Committee Chairs Meeting Los Tios Restaurant
May 27, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Jun 22, 2015 06:30 PM
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