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Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Feb 01, 2014

Welcome each of you to our District 5890 website and hope that you will find interest in our efforts to serve our community and make lives better for those less fortunate.  Please consider joining our efforts to "Engage Rotary - Change Lives".

After all the planning and organizing, this Rotary year has been an amazing year. The clubs of District 5890 have truly put "Service Above Self" and accomplished wonderful projects, improving quality of life both in local communities and Internationally.  I have truly enjoyed working with each of you.  Together, we are having a tremendous year.

Bob Gebhard

District 5890 Governor, 2013-2014

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Mar 23, 2014

Join us at Minute Maid Park for Rotary Family Night, Saturday April 26, game starts at 6:10pm.  Rotarians and their guests are invited to an exclusive reception inside Champions Pavilion, which overlooks the ballpark and provides a unique view of the Downtown Houston skyline.  Food and drinks will be available to Rotarians and their guests.  Cheer on District Governor Bob Gebhard as he throws out the first pitch!  Seating will be in the Mezzanine Section, priced at $18  To buy your tickets online, click on  Use Special Offer Code: Rotary (follow the Ticketmaster instructions)  For orders of 10 tickets or more: Call Jake Winowich at 713-259-8317


Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Mar 14, 2014

District 5890 will be hosting the Zone 21B Membership Seminar on April 11 2014 at Crowne Plaza, 8686 Kirby Dr, Houston. Recruiting New Rotarians in the new millennium is both exciting and challenging.  But the leadership in Zone 21B is here to help you and your Club discover new and exciting ways to grow your Club’s membership.   There will be a great agenda with outstanding speakers, followed by our Young Professionals of Rotary Social Mixer. The registration fee is $50, payable by check or credit card. Make plans to register and attend this event.  To register for this event on-line, click on REGISTER  Then click on Members or Guests on the left side of that web page.
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Mar 10, 2014

District Governor Bob Gebhard & Assistant Governor Jay Altieri invite you to Safari Columbus on Saturday April 12, 2014 2:30-6:30pm.  Hay rides and safari wildlife tours at E+P Ranch in Columbus, TX Food served at 2:30pm- Beef & Chicken Fajitas with Rice, Beans, and Guacamole with Chips and Salsa and Iced Tea.   $25 per person  No alcohol, please.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jan 05, 2014

District 5890 "Club Leadership Training" will be held April 26, 2014 HCC Southwest, 5601 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77081  This is a team leadership training for all 2014-2015 Club Officers and members. Each officer will receive training on their specific officer duties as well as a "Rotary 101" class for new members. This is your chance to hear about all of the exciting things that will be happening in the Rotary world for the Rotary Year of 2014-2015.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Sep 24, 2013

For first time since 2004, the 2014 District Conference will be held May 1-5 2014, on the Carnival Fun Ship "Triumph", departing Galveston.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our district while enjoying friendship, fellowship, food and fun in the Gulf.  We need your help, Rotarians are typically the worst procrastinators, wait until the last minute to commit.  But this year, we need each of you to commit prior to November 1.  We need a large number of committed attendees, so we can get Carnival to dedicate facilities for exclusive use by our District Conference.  Click on Cruise Video to see details.  Click on CONFERENCE DETAILS for more details.  Click on Conference Flyer for cruise details. Click on Sponsorship Op for opportunity to promote your business or club.  Click on Sign-Up Form to access the form.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Mar 30, 2014

I hope you will join us for our August, 2014 trip to Nicaragua. We will be leaving from Houston on Wednesday August 6th on United flight # UA1421, at 6:10 p.m. and arriving in Managua at 8:37 p.m.  We will return from Managua on Tuesday August 12th on United flight # UA1423 leaving Managua at 7:15 a.m. and arriving in Houston at 11:45 a.m.  Click on this story heading for more details.
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Mar 11, 2014

Ellina Kushnir, RI Program Coordinator, has invited University Area Rotarian Irene Hickey to serve as a panelist at the Rotary International Convention's Friendship Exchange breakout session in Sydney, Australia.  As mentioned, this session is tentatively scheduled for Monday, 2 June, 14:30 – 15:30. Within the next few weeks, Rotary International will send out more details on Irene's session.
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 Terry R. Ziegler on Jan 15, 2014

I wanted to give everyone a Mid-Year report on the efforts of the District Foundation & its related committees (Polio Plus, Grants, Annual Giving & Endowment).  Plus the report includes upcoming calendar events.  Click on the "MID-YEAR FOUNDATION MID-YEAR REPORT" to access the details.  

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Dec 13, 2013

Rotary District 5890 will conduct two service projects while in Cozumel for the 2014 District Conference.  We have selected two organizations in Cozumel as the recipients of this year’s District Service Project, “el Centro de Autismo” and “el Centro de Manos y Voces”. This is our opportunity to help the community in Cozumel. These projects also counts towards the Clubs’ requirements to receive the  Rotary Presidential Citation Award.
Our District Governor suggests for each club to contribute at least an average of $5.00 dollars per member. Please make your Club’s check for the total contribution to “Rotary District 5890” for Service Project and mail it to “Rotary District 5890, 3525 Preston Ave. Pasadena TX 77505, before January 31 2014. We would appreciate if you can send your check by the end of January since our plans are to present the money to the Cozumel Rotary Club before the District Conference Cruise. We then expect to see the results of our contribution when we visit Cozumel in May during the District Conference.
Please click on the following link: to see more about the projects.

For more details, contact  Space Center's Past President, Mike Hernandez, Cozumel Projects Coordinator -

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jan 01, 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 200th 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 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 Sep 01, 2013

District Governor Bob Gebhard's Newsletter is 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 Jun 20, 2013

Congratulations to District Governor Bob Gebhard for a very impressive & successful DG installation. DG Bob has already scheduled all his Official Visits.  He 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 Bob' busy schedule for this Rotary year.  Let's all work together and make sure that Bob's year is an outstanding year.

Posted by Michelle Bohreer on Jul 01, 2013

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, (832)622-4400.  A great opportunity awaits you and your business; take advantage of it soon to maximize your value.

Mini Calendar
         Apr 2014         
District Events
9th Annual Gardening with the District Governors Hermann Park (by the Houston Zoo)
Apr 19, 2014 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rotary Books for the World Sorting Apr 19, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Brenham's Pints for Polio" fundraiser Brazos Valley Brewery
Apr 19, 2014 04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Easter Sunday Apr 20, 2014
West U Rotary Golf Tournament Riverbend Country Club
Apr 21, 2014 11:30 AM - 07:00 PM
Public Image & Vocational Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Apr 21, 2014 06:30 PM
Alvin Rotary Club 40th Annual Frontier Day National Oak Park/AYLAA Rodeo Arena
Apr 25, 2014 06:00 PM - Apr 26, 2014 09:00 AM
Club Leadership Training (District Assembly) HCC Southwest - West Loop Campus
Apr 26, 2014 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Gulfway Hobby Rotary Club's Golf Tournament Bay Forest Golf Course
Apr 26, 2014 01:00 PM
Gulfway Hobby Rotary Club's Golf Tournament Bay Forest Golf Course
Apr 26, 2014 01:00 PM
Sharpstown's Int'l Food-Fest & Cultural Extravagan Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center
Apr 26, 2014 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Rotary Family Night at Astros Game -April 26 Minute Maid Park
Apr 26, 2014 06:10 PM
District Finance Committee Meeting tba
Apr 28, 2014 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
2014 District Conference Cruising to Cozumel Carnival Cruise Ship "Triumph"
May 01, 2014 - May 05, 2014
Bellaire/Southwest Club's Spring Fest May 10, 2014
Interact President-Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S Episcopal High School
May 10, 2014 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Katy Wild West Brew Fest 2014 The Villagio
May 10, 2014 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Bellaire/SW Rotary SPRINGFEST HCC West Loop Campus
May 10, 2014 06:00 PM
Rotary Club of Harrisburg Awards Dinner Bradys Landing
May 15, 2014 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
North Shore Fish Fry & Crawfish Boil North Shore Pavilion
May 17, 2014
La Porte's Crawfish Boil Five Point Plaza
May 17, 2014 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Rotary Books for the World Sorting May 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Memorial Day Holiday May 26, 2014
Rotary Int'l Convention - Sydney Australia Jun 01, 2014 - Jun 05, 2014
District Committee Chairs Transition Meeting Bass Pro Shop's Restaurant
Jun 10, 2014 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
District Governor Elect Lisa Massey's Installation Jun 27, 2014 06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
District Committee Meeting Jul 23, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
District Foundation Seminar HCC Southwest Building
Sep 20, 2014 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
District Committee Meeting Los Tios Beechnut
Oct 01, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
District Foundation Dinner Maggiano's
Nov 08, 2014 05:00 PM
District Committee Meeting Los Tios Beechnut
Apr 01, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
District Committee Meeting Los Tios Beechnut
May 27, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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