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Our short-term (3-4 week summer) Program, is currently “in full swing” and the students are enjoying their visits to the fullest, as the following pictures show:
 
 
Lake Conroe President Robert Morrison welcomes exchange students to the club.  Long-Term Outbound Zach (second from left) is leaving soon for Taiwan for his exchange year; short-term Outbound Aubrey (third from left) is shown with her matched student, Yoko from France (far right). Aubrey had three wonderful weeks in France with Yoko and her family and now Yoko is enjoying Texas.
 
 
 
Short Term Inbound Cami from Italy (left) and her matched student Ashlynne from Huntsville at a recent meeting of the Huntsville Rotary Club.  Shown here with Club President David Thompson.  Ashlynne is in Italy now with Cami and her family.
 
 
Short Term Marco from Italy (second from right, in the back) shortly after he arrived in The Woodlands, together with his host family: his matched student Martin (second from left), his host father Jaime (left) and host mother Maria Gomez (middle), and his host brother Mateo (far right).  For technical reasons, Martin will visit Marco in Italy next summer.
 
     
 
 
Top: short-term Inbound, Gabin (far right) from France in New York, with his matched student Jad from Palestine (second from left), Jad’s twin brother Zade (far left), and host father Jumah Absy (third from left). Jad is in France now with Gabin and his family and is loved by his younger host brother. Bottom:  While in our District, Gabin together with his host family experienced a Texas icon, Whataburger.  
 
 
 
On June 18th, 2022, Demetress Harrell was installed as the 2022-2023 District Governor for District 5910.
 
Demetress Curl-Harrell is a resident of Lufkin, Texas where she is a notably active community leader.  Demetress is married to Demetrius R. Harrell, her exceptional friend and supportive mate for 33 years.  Demetress strives for excellence in her daily life as she promotes the value of self-worth among her colleagues and spiritual peers.  Demetress serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Hospice in the Pines, Incorporated where she has been employed since 1993, Demetress has also been an adjunct instructor for Angelina Community College for the past seventeen years where she motivates the educational endeavors of her many students.  Demetress holds a Bachelor’s degree with double majors in Social Work and Sociology, a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling and has obtained multiple hours in her pursuit of a PhD in Public Health Administration.  Demetress recently achieved a certification from Yale University in Healthcare management and has a DEI certificate from the USF Muma College of Business.  Demetress is a strong advocate in her community supporting many service programs, local projects and civic organizations.  Demetress has been a featured keynote speaker for various groups including Hospice, Healthcare and other business-related forums nationally as well as internationally.  Demetress was appointed as a Hospice Ambassador by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization this April 2021 and has been a key representative on the United States Capitol Hill for many years.
 
While end of life care is a great passion, it is Demetress’ civic work that defines her service above self attributes.  Since 1998 Demetress has been a member of the Angelina Rotary club of Lufkin where she served as President in 2006 and 2015.  Demetress has held many District roles from Membership Chair to Assistant Governor yet today she is slated for the most invaluable role as District Governor 2022-2023.  Demetress also held the distinguished role of RI Assistant Rotary Coordinator of Membership before being selected as a District Governor candidate.  Demetress is still in awe of her most recent Rotary appointment as District Governor Elect which has truly captured the essence of her commitment to Rotary service.  Demetress is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow receiving her ruby stone and a member of the Paul Harris Society.  She was most honored to present her mother with a Paul Harris Fellow some years ago and will anticipate to present one for her husband during her installation.  While this rotary leader serves on many Boards, Committee’s and Alliances, she attributes her hard work to the service model learned in the Rotary action initiatives. 
 
Demetress is an Executive Board Chair of the CHI St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Directors (Common Spirit) and is also appointed to the CHI Hospital Texas Division Board Advisory,  She also serves on the Texas and New Mexico Hospice Board of Director as Vice President, National Hospice and Palliative Care CEO steering committee and is a National Hospice Ambassador, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance, National Association of Social Work/Texas Nomination’s Chair and any more healthcare affiliations.   She serves on many local and civic committees as well.
 
This young lady has been honored with many awards and accolades to include the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, TXNMHO Board President Director of the year, Angelina Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Professional of the Year, Rotary Roll of Fame award, and best featured presenter for Hospice care; however, Demetress believes that God is the highest award recipient and presenter.  This May of 2022, Demetress received the McKnight’s “Woman of Distinction Hall of Honor” award in Chicago for her amazing work in Healthcare & Hospice.  
 
It is by this song that Demetress lives by: “May the works I’ve done speak for Me”.
 
Demetress is a devoted member of the First Missionary Baptist Church; Demetress is a Sunday School instructor and for more than ten years she was the President of the Ruth Circle Mission group.  Demetress has been a very active member of the General Mission of FMBC serving for more than seven years as President.  Demetress has spoken to many groups around East Texas.
 
Demetress is the founder of the Sherman and Mandy Curl Memorial Scholarship Foundation along with her husband, and since 1999 this scholarship has provided financial aid to graduating seniors around the schools near her residence.
 
Demetress has also been very devoted to her parents as an only child.  This woman continues to commit to making a difference in the lives of others. 
 
Demetress has also written three books and many publications. 
 
 
 
 
The sun has set on the Rotary International Conference in Houston, Texas, but the knowledge, friendships, and memories made will last a lifetime! The convention was filled terrific Keynote Speakers, lots of unique entertainment, a variety of topical breakouts, and a plethora of House of Friendship booths. Next up? Melbourne Australia in 2023, Singapore in 2024, then Calgary, Canada in 2025!
 
For more pictures please visit the District 5910 Facebook page!
 
Rotarians throughout District 5910 gathered at the Margaritaville Lake Resort at Lake Conroe on April 22-24 for the District Conference. DG Jerry Springfield organized a lively (and in-person) conference that featured MC Karen Chapmen who kept things fun and on point. It was great to reconnect with dear friends and make new ones during the three-day event. Thank you to Beaumont Rotary Club Past President, Tim Sudela, for the pictures.
 
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            Rotary District 5910 - Learning Center Report January 2022
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.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take a free course in the Learning Center.
 
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.
  
 
In District 5910 ….
The first course was completed in the learning center on August 26, 2018 by Janet Ricketts. As of December 31,2021, 2,457 courses have been either started or completed by 181 members of our district.
 
In 2021 479 courses were completed by 44 Rotarians 
The TOP Ten with number completed:
 
Sherry Wells-Spindletop - 42  
Paula Jones-Woodville - 39
Sally Reigle-Aggieland, - 32
Suann Herford-East Montgomery - 29 
Demetress Harrell-Angelina - 24
Roger Lindsey-Lufkin - 23
Darbie Lindsey-East Montgomery - 20 
Jo Draper-Mainland - 15
Cara Haddock-League City - 14 
Amy Killgore-League City - 13
            
                                                                                                                         
The clubs with the highest number of members participating were Woodville with 6 members and Beaumont with 5 members.
 
NEW Contest: complete one or more courses (the ones already started and not
completed will count) between January 1st and March 31st and each course will be entered in a drawing to win one of 5, 100 Recognition Points towards your next Paul Harris.
 
Questions or concerns …call, text, or email
Ava Sloan 832-315-0502 ava@rodinconsulting.com.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Home Page Stories
 
 

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

 

 
 
Our short-term (3-4 week summer) Program, is currently “in full swing” and the students are enjoying their visits to the fullest, as the following pictures show:
 
 
Lake Conroe President Robert Morrison welcomes exchange students to the club.  Long-Term Outbound Zach (second from left) is leaving soon for Taiwan for his exchange year; short-term Outbound Aubrey (third from left) is shown with her matched student, Yoko from France (far right). Aubrey had three wonderful weeks in France with Yoko and her family and now Yoko is enjoying Texas.
 
 
 
Short Term Inbound Cami from Italy (left) and her matched student Ashlynne from Huntsville at a recent meeting of the Huntsville Rotary Club.  Shown here with Club President David Thompson.  Ashlynne is in Italy now with Cami and her family.
 
 
Short Term Marco from Italy (second from right, in the back) shortly after he arrived in The Woodlands, together with his host family: his matched student Martin (second from left), his host father Jaime (left) and host mother Maria Gomez (middle), and his host brother Mateo (far right).  For technical reasons, Martin will visit Marco in Italy next summer.
 
     
 
 
Top: short-term Inbound, Gabin (far right) from France in New York, with his matched student Jad from Palestine (second from left), Jad’s twin brother Zade (far left), and host father Jumah Absy (third from left). Jad is in France now with Gabin and his family and is loved by his younger host brother. Bottom:  While in our District, Gabin together with his host family experienced a Texas icon, Whataburger.  
 
 
 
On June 18th, 2022, Demetress Harrell was installed as the 2022-2023 District Governor for District 5910.
 
Demetress Curl-Harrell is a resident of Lufkin, Texas where she is a notably active community leader.  Demetress is married to Demetrius R. Harrell, her exceptional friend and supportive mate for 33 years.  Demetress strives for excellence in her daily life as she promotes the value of self-worth among her colleagues and spiritual peers.  Demetress serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Hospice in the Pines, Incorporated where she has been employed since 1993, Demetress has also been an adjunct instructor for Angelina Community College for the past seventeen years where she motivates the educational endeavors of her many students.  Demetress holds a Bachelor’s degree with double majors in Social Work and Sociology, a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling and has obtained multiple hours in her pursuit of a PhD in Public Health Administration.  Demetress recently achieved a certification from Yale University in Healthcare management and has a DEI certificate from the USF Muma College of Business.  Demetress is a strong advocate in her community supporting many service programs, local projects and civic organizations.  Demetress has been a featured keynote speaker for various groups including Hospice, Healthcare and other business-related forums nationally as well as internationally.  Demetress was appointed as a Hospice Ambassador by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization this April 2021 and has been a key representative on the United States Capitol Hill for many years.
 
While end of life care is a great passion, it is Demetress’ civic work that defines her service above self attributes.  Since 1998 Demetress has been a member of the Angelina Rotary club of Lufkin where she served as President in 2006 and 2015.  Demetress has held many District roles from Membership Chair to Assistant Governor yet today she is slated for the most invaluable role as District Governor 2022-2023.  Demetress also held the distinguished role of RI Assistant Rotary Coordinator of Membership before being selected as a District Governor candidate.  Demetress is still in awe of her most recent Rotary appointment as District Governor Elect which has truly captured the essence of her commitment to Rotary service.  Demetress is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow receiving her ruby stone and a member of the Paul Harris Society.  She was most honored to present her mother with a Paul Harris Fellow some years ago and will anticipate to present one for her husband during her installation.  While this rotary leader serves on many Boards, Committee’s and Alliances, she attributes her hard work to the service model learned in the Rotary action initiatives. 
 
Demetress is an Executive Board Chair of the CHI St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Directors (Common Spirit) and is also appointed to the CHI Hospital Texas Division Board Advisory,  She also serves on the Texas and New Mexico Hospice Board of Director as Vice President, National Hospice and Palliative Care CEO steering committee and is a National Hospice Ambassador, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance, National Association of Social Work/Texas Nomination’s Chair and any more healthcare affiliations.   She serves on many local and civic committees as well.
 
This young lady has been honored with many awards and accolades to include the 2017 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, TXNMHO Board President Director of the year, Angelina Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Professional of the Year, Rotary Roll of Fame award, and best featured presenter for Hospice care; however, Demetress believes that God is the highest award recipient and presenter.  This May of 2022, Demetress received the McKnight’s “Woman of Distinction Hall of Honor” award in Chicago for her amazing work in Healthcare & Hospice.  
 
It is by this song that Demetress lives by: “May the works I’ve done speak for Me”.
 
Demetress is a devoted member of the First Missionary Baptist Church; Demetress is a Sunday School instructor and for more than ten years she was the President of the Ruth Circle Mission group.  Demetress has been a very active member of the General Mission of FMBC serving for more than seven years as President.  Demetress has spoken to many groups around East Texas.
 
Demetress is the founder of the Sherman and Mandy Curl Memorial Scholarship Foundation along with her husband, and since 1999 this scholarship has provided financial aid to graduating seniors around the schools near her residence.
 
Demetress has also been very devoted to her parents as an only child.  This woman continues to commit to making a difference in the lives of others. 
 
Demetress has also written three books and many publications. 
 
 
 
 
The sun has set on the Rotary International Conference in Houston, Texas, but the knowledge, friendships, and memories made will last a lifetime! The convention was filled terrific Keynote Speakers, lots of unique entertainment, a variety of topical breakouts, and a plethora of House of Friendship booths. Next up? Melbourne Australia in 2023, Singapore in 2024, then Calgary, Canada in 2025!
 
For more pictures please visit the District 5910 Facebook page!
 
Rotarians throughout District 5910 gathered at the Margaritaville Lake Resort at Lake Conroe on April 22-24 for the District Conference. DG Jerry Springfield organized a lively (and in-person) conference that featured MC Karen Chapmen who kept things fun and on point. It was great to reconnect with dear friends and make new ones during the three-day event. Thank you to Beaumont Rotary Club Past President, Tim Sudela, for the pictures.
 
Download the attached detailed guide or follow the steps below to create an account for My.Rotary.org.
 
  1. Go to my.rotary.org | Select Register | Create an Account | Click Continue
  2. Activate Your Account | Add Password & security question | Click Continue | If email address matches existing record, no further steps.
  3. Verify Member Status (only required if you email address doesn't match one in our records)
Sign in to start exploring the Rotary world!
  • Look up your Foundation giving history
  • Access Rotary Club Central (the primary way RI tracks Club goals worldwide)
    • Enter & Monitor Club Goals (Club Officer)
    • View Club Goals & Progress (All Club Members) 
  • Access the Brand Center
  • Take a Learning Center Class online (Topical or Role Based)
  • Register for RI Conventions
  • Start or Join a Discussion Group
  • Find Rotarians by name worldwide
  • Browse the Rotary Showcase of projects and programs to get ideas
 
 
 
 
           
            Rotary District 5910 - Learning Center Report January 2022
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.
 
Anyone with a My Rotary account can take a free course in the Learning Center.
 
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.
  
 
In District 5910 ….
The first course was completed in the learning center on August 26, 2018 by Janet Ricketts. As of December 31,2021, 2,457 courses have been either started or completed by 181 members of our district.
 
In 2021 479 courses were completed by 44 Rotarians 
The TOP Ten with number completed:
 
Sherry Wells-Spindletop - 42  
Paula Jones-Woodville - 39
Sally Reigle-Aggieland, - 32
Suann Herford-East Montgomery - 29 
Demetress Harrell-Angelina - 24
Roger Lindsey-Lufkin - 23
Darbie Lindsey-East Montgomery - 20 
Jo Draper-Mainland - 15
Cara Haddock-League City - 14 
Amy Killgore-League City - 13
            
                                                                                                                         
The clubs with the highest number of members participating were Woodville with 6 members and Beaumont with 5 members.
 
NEW Contest: complete one or more courses (the ones already started and not
completed will count) between January 1st and March 31st and each course will be entered in a drawing to win one of 5, 100 Recognition Points towards your next Paul Harris.
 
Questions or concerns …call, text, or email
Ava Sloan 832-315-0502 ava@rodinconsulting.com.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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