Rotary District 5890 Greater Houston Area
District 5890 Rotarians always have a GREAT time at the RI Convention and 2013 will be no exception. The 2013 Rotary International Convention will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, June 22-27, 2013. If you are planning to attend and would like to stay with other District 5890 Rotarians contact District Convention Chair PDG Sunny Sharma (email@example.com) to be added to his list. If you have already made plans to attend let PDG Sharma know to be included in communications about District 5890 events before, during and after the convention.Additional information about the 2013 RI Convention can be found at the convention website: http://lisboa2013.org/
We take great pleasure in announcing the winners of this year's Rotary District 5890 Essay Scholarships:
1st Place: EMILY BROWN ~Goose Creek Memorial InterAct, sponsored by Highlands Rotary ($2000 scholarship)
2nd Place: ELLEN WEINHEIMER ~ Episcopal High School InterAct, sponsored by Bellaire/SW Rotary ($1000 scholarship)
3rd Place: KRISTI FU ~ Clements High School InterAct, sponsored by Sugar Land Rotary ($500 scholarship)
Please join us in honoring our scholarship recipients at the District 4-Way-Test Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, May 30, 12:00 Noon, BraeBurn Country Club (8100 Bissonnet, Houston 77074), $18 p.p., at which the winning essays will be read. Click image to enlarge invitation/program.
Thanks to Miguel Ottaviano, we now have photo albums of the District Conference!! Click on the following link: Photo Album
The 2012-13 District Conference, held April 18-20, 2013, at the outstanding Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, was a rousing success. Opening with a great dinner, the always heart-warming opening flag ceremony by our Youth Exchange students, great speakers including RI President's Rep. David Roper, to the Governor's Banquet on Saturday. Everyone came away more knowlegable and with a pride of satisfaction.
District Governor Chris Schneider comments: "WOW!!! What a team effort!!! From the RI President’s Rep David Roper and all the distinguished speakers, to first time attendees and old timers, I have heard nothing but praises for your beautiful work, which included masterful planning and execution. Words cannot describe my appreciation for all the hard work that went into this WELL-received conference. I am, along with District 5890, forever grateful to your continued dedication to our world of Rotary. Our Family of Rotary is honored to have you as leaders, and may God bless you for all that you continue to do for Rotary."
To see the award winners, click on this story heading.
Incoming Rotary International President Ron Burton has named Space Center Rotarian Alan Wylie to chair the 2013-14 RI Int'l Youth Exchange Committee. Alan's committee will oversee Youth Exchange activities worldwide. Plus Alan will sit on the Rotary Int'l New Generations Committee.
Nationally, Alan Wylie's name is synonymous with Youth Exchange, having chaired the district committee for over 20 years. Two years ago, District 5890 Youth Exchange program was named # 1 in the United States. Alan currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of District 5890 Int'l Youth Exchange Committee. This is a huge honor for Alan and for District 5890. Alan has previously been named District 5890 Rotarian of the Year.
Congratulations to District Governor Chris Schneider for a very impressive & successful DG installation. DG Chris has his Official Visit schedule. 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 Chris' busy schedule for this Rotary year. Let's all work together and make sure that Chris' year is an outstanding year.