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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 May 01, 2015

August is Membership Month, a special time of the year when the entire Rotary family focuses on Membership Recruitment & Retention. What better way to jump-start your membership efforts than attending the District Membership Seminar on July 25 2015, at HCC Southwest Campus, 5601 West Loop South , Houston TX 77081  The cost of the event is $15 registration. We encourage clubs to pay the registration fee for all its attending members.  To register now, click on REGISTER ONLINE , which takes you to District event, then click on appropriate link on the left side of this web page.  Registration starts at 7:45 AM; Seminar 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Posted by David Frishman on May 01, 2015



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Join us at Minute Maid Park for Rotary Night at the ballpark. 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. 

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on May 18, 2015

Rotarians from around the United States and Canada will come to Houston on August 8-9 to hear about the latest Rotary activities in Russia.  This meeting is sponsored by the United States-Russia Inter-Country Committee and hosted by Rotary District 5890.  The Rotary in Russia Conference will be held on August 8-9, 2015 at the Houston Hilton North, located close to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.  The conference fee of $150, received and paid before July 15, covers administrative costs of the conference and five meals beginning with Saturday breakfast.  Conference registration received after July 15 will be $180. Cost of the hotel is $89 per night for two days before, during and after the conference for those who want to make a little vacation out of their stay.


Posted by Nan Wagoner on May 09, 2015

ImageCelebrate the new Rotary Year on June 26 with a wonderful installation gala at Safari Texas Ranch for incoming District Governor Dr. Nick Giannone, First Lady Fabiola Giannone, and your 2015-16 team of District officers!  Arrive at 6:30 for fun fellowship at the Reception, which includes a tasty appetizer table and cash bar.  7:00 p.m. begins theImage delectable seated dinner, featuring Safari Salad, Beef and Chicken Marsala, with potatoes, mixed vegetables, rolls, tea, coffee, and two bottles of wine (1 white/1 red).  As you top it all off with Chocolate Decadence Cake, the installation program will begin, whichImage will be followed by dancing from 10:00 p.m. until you’re ready to call it a night. DO REGISTER NOW!

Location: Texas Safari Ranch, 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX 77407. CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS from MAPQUEST  or GOOGLE MAPS
Date:       Friday, June 26, 2015

Time:        6:30 pm Reception/Cash Bar
                 7:00 pm Seated Dinner and Program; 10:00 pm Dancing til ?
Cost:       $75.00 per person.  Table Sponsor w/ 10 seats: $1,000.00
RSVP:       Head count needed by June 12.  Please CLICK HERE to register online.
Payment:  You may pay ONLINE with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or discover by Clicking HERE You may pay OFFLINE by mailing your checks (made payable to Texas Gulf Coast After 5 Rotary) by June 12 to:
Rebecca Maddux at 7938 Wilmerdean, Houston, TX 77061.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on May 01, 2015

At the recent District Conference, DG Lisa Faith Massey presented awards to outstanding clubs and individuals.  Congratulations to all for a job well done.  Click on this story heading to see the Major Award Winners.

Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Apr 27, 2015

Space Center Rotary Club is hosting it's 1st Golf Tournament in many years.  The tournament will be held at Bay Oaks Country Club (a great course) on June 1 2015, registration at 11:30 am, putting contest at Noon, shotgun start at 1:00 pm.  Registration fee - $125 Player / $500 Team.



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 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
         May 2015         
District Events
District Committee Chairs Meeting Los Tios Restaurant
May 27, 2015 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rotary Night at Astros May 30, 2015 03:10 PM
Space Center's 1st Golf Tournament Bay Oaks Country Club
Jun 01, 2015 01:00 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
2015-16 District Governor's Installation Texas Safari Ranch
Jun 26, 2015 06:30 PM - 11:00 PM
District Membership Seminar HCC Southwest Campus
Jul 25, 2015 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Memorial Spring Branch Golf Tournament 2015 Clear Creek Golf Course
Aug 04, 2015 08:00 AM
Rotary in Russia Conference Houston Hilton North
Aug 08, 2015 08:30 AM - Aug 09, 2015 03:00 PM
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