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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 Jon R. McKinnie on Nov 22, 2014

The annual Christmas Party will be held at the Bay Oaks Country Club on December 18 beginning with the social hour at 6:00, food at 7:00.  Tickets are $32 each and can be paid with cash, check, or credit card at the party.  Back by popular demand, we will have a Gift Grab. Each couple should bring a gift to exchange not to exceed $12.00.  Please let Roger Donnelly, know by December 11th, if you plan on attending and your choice of menu: steak, fish or vegetarian.


Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Dec 04, 2014

2015 Lone Star PETS (President Elect Training) is rapidly approaching, March 5-8 2015  The hotel rooms are rapidly being booked.  To register for PETS and make reservations at the Hyatt DFW, click on the following link:  DGE Dr Nick Giannone is looking forward to working with the incoming Club Presidents & his Leadership Team, as we prepare for the 2015-16 Rotary year.  So, please take time now to register for PETS and make your hotel reservations.

Posted by Sami Khaleeq

To Register for Rotary District 5890 Conference April 16-20 2015 please Click here

Posted by Bill Barmore on Nov 08, 2014

ImageImageThe District 5890 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships Committee conducted interviews on Saturday, November 8, to select outbound scholars for the 2015-16 academic year.

Posted by Sami Khaleeq on Nov 01, 2014


ImageHere are five examples and tips of how you can use social media to help convey "big picture" information about your Rotary Club.
1) Use Facebook’s Timeline to organize continuing coverage:  The Wall Street Journal used Facebook to create a timeline of its coverage of the Facebook IPO by creating a separate timeline as a social landing page for its coverage of the deal. The timeline recounts Facebook’s journey since 2004 when it was launched and includes links to related articles on The paper knew the IPO knew it would be an ongoing story and knew readers were interested, which are key components before undertaking an effort like this.
2) Use Twitter to renew attention to historic figures:  WNYC operates two Twitter feeds specifically for its extensive archives, such as the late New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia’s audio clips of weekly broadcasts during World War II (it has close to 400 followers on Twitter). Other links to audio from WNYC’s archives showcase history, much “like a treasure hunt”.

Posted by Sami Khaleeq on Oct 30, 2014

As far back as I can remember, there were always bikes in my home. Since there is no better way to explore new neighborhoods or new cities, I’ve been on bicycles most of my life.

When the opportunity to be part of Rotary’s team for El Tour de Tucson came along, I jumped at it without a second thought. Being an avid cyclist, I already ride several times a week, but this gives me a far worthier motivation than adding miles to my bike.

Posted by Sami Khaleeq on Oct 28, 2014


By Julia D. Phelps, RI director

As I sat in the audience at the White House on 7 October, listening to 10 amazing Rotary women tell the stories of their volunteer efforts, two quotes kept running through my mind. First, “Be the change you wish to be in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi) and second, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world. In fact, it is the only way it ever has” (Margaret Mead).

Posted by Sami Khaleeq on Oct 25, 2014

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 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 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:

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, (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.

Mini Calendar
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District Events
District Committee Chairs Meeting Los Tios Restaurant
Jan 07, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
2014-2015 All Club Meeting Crown Plaza Hotel NRG Stadium
Jan 15, 2015 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
DG Official Visit - Richmond, Rosenberg and Brazos Jan 21, 2015
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Jan 26, 2015 06:30 PM
DG Official Visit - Palacios Jan 28, 2015
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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