Welcome to the District 5910 Website

A Note From District Governor
Becky Mason
 
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5910 Rotarian,
 
Our virtual 2021 district conference is now in the record books, and it was a success!  Congratulations to Rebekah Maxwell and her committee for a great job offering interesting and informative sessions that were respectful of everyone’s time.  Thursday and Friday’s sessions were scheduled around the lunch hour, and we finished with a very successful in person service project on Saturday by packing meals with Rise Against Hunger - our first in person district event in over a year!  It was so nice to see each other and reconnect.
 
Another success for the district this year is the formation of the 5910 E-club!  We hope to have enough members to charter it before the end of this Rotary year.  Click here for a promotional video about the club:   District 5910 YouTube Channel.  See Julie Martineau or Ruth Finkelstein Suhler’s article in this newsletter.
 
 
The Rotary District 5910 Annual Conference was held Thursday, April 22nd through Saturday, April 24th, 2021.  The second virtual conference the District experienced, we are happy to report that 194 Rotarians and Rotaractors attended the all-club meeting to kick off the Conference.  At least thirteen clubs decided to host their weekly club meeting in conjunction with the kick-off event as guest speaker, Sylvia Whitlock, shared her story of becoming the first female president of a Rotary Club.  Global Grant Scholar, Sakurah Fisher, joined the Zoom session from Japan, making it a truly international experience.  On Thursday, we also heard from Rhonda Kennedy about the opportunities for Rotarians to volunteer at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas. 
 
A roomful of Texas City Rotarians attends District Conference together as a Club meeting.
 
 

Maternal and child care is one of Rotary’s main causes. Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

It is estimated that close to 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation, which can all be prevented. Rotary clubs and districts dedicate their efforts to improve access to quality care so that mothers and children can have long-serving opportunities for a healthy future. Projects to support mothers and children include mobile prenatal clinics, cancer screening, immunizations, and training on how to protect themselves and their children from disease.

Several projects highlight innovative solutions that provide health care to mothers and children:

  • Nigeria averages only one physician for every 2,500 people and creative solutions are needed to expand health care reach. Read about how innovative integration of telehealth medicine have helped those living in rural Nigeria.
  • Brazil has experienced high infant mortality rates and several Rotary clubs partnered together to provide solutions. Read about how a Rotary club partnership led to an increase in resources for the incubators and access to Neonatal intensive care units at the Dr. Leopoldo Bevilacqua Regional Hospital in Brazil’s Ribeira Valley.  

Watch this video to learn more about how Rotary supports mothers and children:

 
 
 
Citations are given to clubs for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and their club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.
 
We encourage every club to set their goals and a date to reach their first citation!
 
More information on how to earn a citation can be found HERE.

 

Enhance your leadership skills in the

Rotary Learning Center 

Professional development is right at your fingertips with the Rotary Learning Center, which offers members a range of interactive courses on navigating Rotary's online tools and developing leadership skills to prepare for new Rotary roles.

Anyone with a My Rotary account can take a free course in the Learning Center. Among the many courses available are How to Run a Webinar, How to Propose Legislation, Rotary Club Central Resources, and role-specific selections.

Get started by finding the Learning Center under the LEARNING & REFERENCE tab on Rotary.org. If you are already registered on the site, you will have a profile. If not, it's easy to create an account. From the MY PROFILE tab, you can modify your profile, find announcements about new and upcoming courses, and join a community to discuss what you're learning.

A great way to begin is by viewing the How to Navigate the Learning Center video tutorial, which covers what's available and how to make the most of it.

The center's catalog allows users to browse a list of subjects or see a complete rundown of all the courses offered. When registering for a course, you can either proceed to the material immediately or save it for later, returning to it from the MY COURSES tab.

One of the most popular courses is Strengthen Rotary, which teaches members to incorporate Rotary values into everyday activities. The Rotary Club Central Resources course, another popular offering, helps members set goals and improve membership information.

 

There are 10 Different Learning Plans 

Under each learning plan, there are courses grouped by Topic (86).

Each Topic might have anywhere from 1-15 different courses associated with it.

So many opportunities for Learning!

 
 
In-Person/Zoom Meeting Training, Small and Large Meeting 
Tech Set-up Videos and Support Documents
 
District 5950 held an in depth, one-hour Going Hybrid Training in in-person/Zoom hybrid meeting to teach, train and model the hybrid approach to running effective meetings. We’ve created support documents and an equipment Buying Guide to download along with several short, comprehensive “How to do the Tech Set-Up” videos for both small and large meetings. Links for all these resources are on this page! Gain the confidence, knowledge and technical resources to jump-start your hybrid meetings.
 
Click Read More to access resources to help your club go hybrid.
 
Rotarians are "People of Action", and each of the clubs in District 5910, make an impact in their community. Together, they're making a difference by working together as a team to solve issues, make changes, and partner with like minded individuals and organizations. 
 
 
CLICK HERE for more information on how to join a Rotary club!
Rotary’s official website, Rotary.org, offers information about membership, scholarships, Rotary events, online giving opportunities, the latest Rotary news, and stories of Rotary service and other activities all over the globe.
 
Click Read More to learn about what resources you gain access to when you register an account.
 
 
 
 
 

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.

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Amanda Brooks,
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For the health and safety of all participants, District 5910 will conduct all district level events virtually in place of in-person meetings, at least through the end of December.  Rotary International strongly encourages clubs to consider virtual meetings as well, but leaves the final choice to the individual club based upon local conditions and health advisories.  Rotary is monitoring updates and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the safest and most appropriate actions are taken for our members.  Read the latest RI response to COVID-19: