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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 Nan Wagoner

This beautiful "art guitar" will be auctioned at District Conference, April 16-19, 2015, in New Orleans, with all proceeds benefiting the Ellis Marsalas School.  GET READY TO BID HIGH! If you cannot attend and would like to own this awesome collectible, why not give your check to a Rotarian who IS going and ask them to bid for you!  Thanks to Waller County Rotarians for donating the uniquely lovely art and giving all a marvelous opportunity to support this year's District Project. Click image for larger view;

ImageGot an iPad or guitar or violin you can donate for our 2015 District Project? The Marsalas Music Center (a non-profit) really needs them, and Bellaire/SW Rotary is donating $600 to the effort.  Individually, you may contact Charlie Buscemi or Tommie Buscemi to arrange for pick-up or drop-off of donated items, or simply mail a contributory check made out to "Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc.", to Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston, Pasadena, TX 77505.

Terrific activities are in store - - Click "More". . .  below to see detailed schedule of events.

Posted by Nan Wagoner

Register NOW for our fabulous District Conference in April and LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULEZ!  It starts with a Second Line Band March led by District Governor Lisa Faith Massey, then on to a "kick-off jazz dinner cruise" on the Riverboat Natchez, and ends with a true NOLA District Governor's Masquerade Ball (that's right ball gowns and tuxedos adorned by fabulous masks). April 16-19 will be filled with fun and fellowship, not to mention great speakers talking about the power and import of Service!  We have Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia lined-up to speak, and Culture Map Houston founder and publisher Nic Phillips will join us to talk about the best way to reach the "next generation of Rotarians". Oh, and did we mention that a former White House Chief of Staff is also coming? You will learn about our District’s impressive literacy-projects, and on Saturday, we’ll go to the historic 9th ward of New Orleans for a "hands on project" in Musician's Village. A cooking class in the French Quarter on Friday for all registered spouses and guests is sure to be a hit, and other spectacular activities have been planned to coincide with the plenary sessions. (Please do remember that conference registration is required for spouse and guest participation.) Do you want to miss out on NOLA fun and being there when your club wins "club of the year"? No, Shere'. Sign Up TODAY for yourself and guests!  TRANSPORTATION:  You can leave the driving to us, as well! Bus transportation has been arranged from the Houston's North Shore Pavilion to the NOLA Hilton Riverside for just $140 per person, round trip, including lunch and libations on the way to the Big Easy. Register for the bus tour now, as space is limited. CLICK FOR REGISTRATION FORM To Register online at this website, please Click here

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jan 20, 2015

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 Sami Khaleeq

Rotary District 5890 Governor and President of Massey Industries Lisa Faith Massey has been recognized as one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2014” by Houston Woman Magazine.

Since 2008, Houston Woman Magazine has published a special edition each year featuring Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of the Year. 

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jan 15, 2015

Time flies.  We are now over halfway through the 2014-15 Rotary Year.  How is your Club progressing toward your Rotary Foundation Goals?  You can see by clicking on the heading of this article, then click on the Mid-Year Report on the left side of web page.  Want to make a donation to the Annual Fund (which funds our District and Global Grants) or to PolioPlus today?  Just click here to go straight to the Giving page  

I hope you all enjoyed last night's special All Club Meeting with RI President Gary Huang and Corinna from Taiwan.  I never cease to be amazed and inspired by the dedication of our Rotary International leaders.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jan 01, 2015

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 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 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 Jan 14, 2015

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 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 Conference 2015 Geaux Rotary Apr 16, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015
Tomball's 46th Annual Fish Fry - Apr 25 The Depot
Apr 25, 2015 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tomball's Fish Fry & Gold Ticket Raffle Tomball Historical Depot Plaza and Park
Apr 25, 2015 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Apr 27, 2015 06:30 PM
2015 Interact District Conference Episcopal High School
May 02, 2015 08:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Rotary Club of Baytown Annual Shrimp & Catfish Fes Royal Purple Raceway
May 02, 2015 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
SPRINGFEST 2015 - MAY 2 Houston Community College SW
May 02, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Pearland's Lone Star Challenge Golf Tournament - M Golfcrest Country Club
May 04, 2015 11:00 AM
District Assembly - Club Leadership Training Houston Community College West Loop
May 09, 2015 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Books of the World Sorting May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 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
Books of the World Sorting Jun 06, 2015 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
District Membership Committee Meeting Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Jun 22, 2015 06:30 PM
Governors Installation for 2015-2016 Jun 26, 2015 05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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