Rotary District 5890 Greater Houston Area
My fellow Rotarians, Friends and Family of Rotary, as I come into the last remaining weeks of my term in office I want to thank all of you for the wonderful opportunity to serve as your Governor. It has been a year filled with fun, excitement, tears and tragedies, in other words life on life’s terms. With all its ups and down it has been a fantastic ride.
Come join us in celebration of the Rotary District 5890 Installation of District Governor Bob Gebhard & his incoming Officers. The event will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77507 MAP Registration & Cocktail Reception starts at 5:00 pm, Dinner served at 6:00 pm, Program begins at 7:00 pm Dress Code - Denim & Diamonds Cowboy Black-tie optional
Our favorite ice cream and Rotary supporter , Brenham-based Blue Bell Ice Cream is mourning the death of a top official, and another injured executive. Blue Bell Creameries’ public relations manager Bill Weiss died after a collision on Monday at about 2:30 p.m. on Interstate 10 near Baytown. Brenham Rotary Club's Steve James, a company vice president, was injured in the crash and underwent surgery at Houston’s Memorial Hermann. Please keep Bill's family & Steve in your prayers.
The Districts of 5750 & 5770 welcome donations on behalf of Disaster relief specifically designated for the May 20, 2013 victims and their families!
All of these Rotarians have family and loved ones that have lost homes, auto's, personal belongings and friends to this F5 tornado. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said that there were between 12,000 and 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged not including all the businesses and schools destroyed as well!
Any funds received by this Rotary Bi-District 501c3 Foundation will be used exclusively for the benefit of those damaged by this terrible event.
To support this effort you can mail a donation to:
Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
P.O. Box 13800
Oklahoma City OK 73113-3800
Or make an online donation using your VISA, MasterCard or Discover go to - DONATE NOW
Please be aware that this is tax deductible donation and all donations will be acknowledged. Thank you in advance for all that your donations may accomplish.
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.
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.