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December is Disease

Prevention and Treatment Month

As Rotarians, we are leaders in our communities, and December is an appropriate time to think about our response to the pandemic from this perspective.
 
Rotarians find ways to help the vulnerable people who need assistance by supporting food banks in this time of deep need, we deliver Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to families so they can enjoy these special holidays, we support blood drives, and we identify needs specific to our communities and seek ways to assist.
 
According to Johns Hopkins University:
"1 million new coronavirus cases have been added to the U.S. total -- in only 5 days. It took almost 100 days to reach 1 million confirmed Covid-19 cases after the virus was first reported in the United States in January. Now, the country has added more than 1 million cases to its grim total in just five days."
 
These numbers include some people who have been infected with no symptoms or problems, others who have been mildly sick, still others who were sick for many weeks and sustained serious damage to their organs that will cause problems the rest of their lives, and too many others have died.
 
Health experts are warning that we must stop the spread of this virus before it overwhelms our hospitals and the entire healthcare system.
 
What can we do? How can we do our part to keep our communities safe? The graphic above shows how each simple action contributes to the overall safety of our most at risk citizens. 
 
Please consider what we are modeling to our community: are we doing what we can to keep people safe and healthy? 
 
What is your club already doing to keep your members and your community safe? What more can we do?
 
We are community leaders. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to follow the recommendations of the health experts and to encourage others to do so as well. Simple steps taken by all of us can make a huge difference.
 
Now is the time. We can make a difference. After all, it's what Rotarians do!
 
In Rotary service,
Becky Mason
2020-21 District 5910 Governor
 
 

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

Click the Read More button to learn more about the history of the Rotary Foundation

 

 
 
 
 
RLI Part I Training
 
5:30PM-7:30PM on
October 25, 2021 (Monday)
October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)
November 1, 2021 (Monday),
November 3, 2021 (Wednesday)
 
Online registration for the 2021-2022 District 5910 RLI Part I is open now and will close on October 24th, or when capacity is reached at 20 participants.
To cancel a reservation prior to October 18, 2021, send an email to Ava Sloan at ava@rodinconsulting.com.
Cancellations after October 18, 2021 will not receive a refund.
 
Course Fees may not be transferred to Lone Star RLI Division courses or other LSRLI member districts.
 
 
If you find the online course is full, please submit an email to Ava Sloan at ava@rodinconsulting.com
to be placed on a waiting list.
 
 
 
 
 
June 4-6, 2022
 
 
This convention gives us a chance to share our Texas hospitality and welcome our Rotary family and friends from around the globe.   Together, we'll share ideas about how "Rotary Opens Opportunities" to create positive and sustainable change to our world's most important issues.  District 5890 is the home of 2020-2022 Rotary International Director Suzi Howe, and she looks forward to seeing all of you here! 
 
Volunteer opportunities are available! See website for details!
 
 
On June 20, 2021, Rotary District 5910 installed Jerry Springfield as its Governor for the 2021-2022 year.
 
Jerry Springfield joined the Diboll Rotary Club in 1977 and served as President of that club twice and served as Chair of Community Service and Vocational Service committees.  After a job change, he joined the Lufkin Rotary club, where he served on the Board of Directors.  In 2001, left a regular club to begin teaching at Woodville High School where he organized and sponsored the Interact Club of Woodville High School thus retaining the Rotary connection.  In April 2010, he joined the Woodville Rotary Club.  As a member of that club he has been president twice, Chair of Administration Committee, Chair of Membership, Secretary four times.  Jerry, a multiple Paul Harris fellow and member of the Paul Harris Society, and his wife, Roschelle, also a Rotarian and multiple Paul Harris fellow, have two children and four grandchildren.  They reside in the Pineywoods of East Texas on land that has been in Mrs. Springfield's family for over one hundred sixty years. 
 
Look for when Jerry will be visiting your club to say hi!
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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!

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.

Home Page Stories
 

December is Disease

Prevention and Treatment Month

As Rotarians, we are leaders in our communities, and December is an appropriate time to think about our response to the pandemic from this perspective.
 
Rotarians find ways to help the vulnerable people who need assistance by supporting food banks in this time of deep need, we deliver Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to families so they can enjoy these special holidays, we support blood drives, and we identify needs specific to our communities and seek ways to assist.
 
According to Johns Hopkins University:
"1 million new coronavirus cases have been added to the U.S. total -- in only 5 days. It took almost 100 days to reach 1 million confirmed Covid-19 cases after the virus was first reported in the United States in January. Now, the country has added more than 1 million cases to its grim total in just five days."
 
These numbers include some people who have been infected with no symptoms or problems, others who have been mildly sick, still others who were sick for many weeks and sustained serious damage to their organs that will cause problems the rest of their lives, and too many others have died.
 
Health experts are warning that we must stop the spread of this virus before it overwhelms our hospitals and the entire healthcare system.
 
What can we do? How can we do our part to keep our communities safe? The graphic above shows how each simple action contributes to the overall safety of our most at risk citizens. 
 
Please consider what we are modeling to our community: are we doing what we can to keep people safe and healthy? 
 
What is your club already doing to keep your members and your community safe? What more can we do?
 
We are community leaders. Now is the time to redouble our efforts to follow the recommendations of the health experts and to encourage others to do so as well. Simple steps taken by all of us can make a huge difference.
 
Now is the time. We can make a difference. After all, it's what Rotarians do!
 
In Rotary service,
Becky Mason
2020-21 District 5910 Governor
 
 

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

Click the Read More button to learn more about the history of the Rotary Foundation

 

 
 
 
 
RLI Part I Training
 
5:30PM-7:30PM on
October 25, 2021 (Monday)
October 27, 2021 (Wednesday)
November 1, 2021 (Monday),
November 3, 2021 (Wednesday)
 
Online registration for the 2021-2022 District 5910 RLI Part I is open now and will close on October 24th, or when capacity is reached at 20 participants.
To cancel a reservation prior to October 18, 2021, send an email to Ava Sloan at ava@rodinconsulting.com.
Cancellations after October 18, 2021 will not receive a refund.
 
Course Fees may not be transferred to Lone Star RLI Division courses or other LSRLI member districts.
 
 
If you find the online course is full, please submit an email to Ava Sloan at ava@rodinconsulting.com
to be placed on a waiting list.
 
 
 
 
 
June 4-6, 2022
 
 
This convention gives us a chance to share our Texas hospitality and welcome our Rotary family and friends from around the globe.   Together, we'll share ideas about how "Rotary Opens Opportunities" to create positive and sustainable change to our world's most important issues.  District 5890 is the home of 2020-2022 Rotary International Director Suzi Howe, and she looks forward to seeing all of you here! 
 
Volunteer opportunities are available! See website for details!
 
 
On June 20, 2021, Rotary District 5910 installed Jerry Springfield as its Governor for the 2021-2022 year.
 
Jerry Springfield joined the Diboll Rotary Club in 1977 and served as President of that club twice and served as Chair of Community Service and Vocational Service committees.  After a job change, he joined the Lufkin Rotary club, where he served on the Board of Directors.  In 2001, left a regular club to begin teaching at Woodville High School where he organized and sponsored the Interact Club of Woodville High School thus retaining the Rotary connection.  In April 2010, he joined the Woodville Rotary Club.  As a member of that club he has been president twice, Chair of Administration Committee, Chair of Membership, Secretary four times.  Jerry, a multiple Paul Harris fellow and member of the Paul Harris Society, and his wife, Roschelle, also a Rotarian and multiple Paul Harris fellow, have two children and four grandchildren.  They reside in the Pineywoods of East Texas on land that has been in Mrs. Springfield's family for over one hundred sixty years. 
 
Look for when Jerry will be visiting your club to say hi!
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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!

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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