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District 5910
Demetress Harrell – District Governor
2022-2023
“The Year to “Imagine Rotary”
 
As we all embark upon this new year to “Imagine Rotary”, I first want to extend a warm congratulations to PDG Jerry & his lovely wife Roschelle Springfield for their commitment to an impressive year.  I am honored to serve as your 2022-2023 District Governor under the direction of our first female and newly appointed Rotary International President Jennifer Jones.  RI President Jennifer has been a generous friend for many years to District 5910 and we want make her proud. 
 
Today July 1, 2022, we celebrate the newly appointed leadership among our 40 clubs and embrace the magnificent opportunities that awaits us.  This year we are set to be empowered by the actions of our clubs and assure the unwavering participation of our more than 2,095 members. 
 
I want you to know that I am excited to share this journey with you and I look forward to visiting your Clubs and observing your investment in your communities.  I joined Rotary in 1998 under the leadership of the late PDG Joe Byrd, and immediately gained a strong passion for Rotary which continues to inspire my commitment to service.  We have forty exceptional Club President’s who will help lead the success of our District and carry the charge for the course of our 12 months together.  I believe we will grow membership, cultivate a vibrant public image and exceed our Foundation goals in giving.  The rich legacy of District 5910 reflects the impeccable labor of love from our friends, the esteemed ‘College of Governors” who continue to support our work. 
 
Finally, I know that this humbling experience would not be made possible without the love and devotion of my husband Demetrius. We are truly fortunate to live and be a part of this great District.  Let’s set to “Imagine Rotary” beyond our deepest imagination, together we will impact the world.  I express my sincerest gratitude and can’t wait to share in your company as your District Governor.
 
Respectfully,
 
Demetress Harrell – District Governor
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
The 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s isn’t until Saturday, October 8, but now is the time to form a team or join an existing one.
 
Demetress Harrell, District Governor-elect, and Ruth Suhler would like to challenge all clubs in 5910 to form a team at your Club level, form another team at your place of employment or business, or join an existing team in your area and encourage your friends and co-workers to join with you.   There is also an online opportunity for anyone who just wants to walk in their own neighborhood.
 
You can read more about the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Rotary Action Group and Alzheimer’s Association partnership HERE.  This is also where you can register or join a team. 
Please remember to indicate that you are a Rotary Club so that we can measure our District's impact.
 
Post your efforts at #EndALZ  and let Demetress and me know what you are doing.  Let’s see which Club is our District 5910 Champion.
 
Please let Ruth know if you cannot find a team in your area. You can also join her team here: Rovin’ Rotarians.  
 
Let’s support the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association!
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.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Beaumont and the Beaumont Rotary Foundation is partnering directly with Rotary Club Lviv-International to provide support for projects in Ukraine. These projects are aimed at meeting the immediate needs of hospitals and displaced persons in the country. In the past 3 weeks, the club has raised over $50,000 to help support Ukraine. If you or your club would like to help support these efforts, you can donate at the link below.
 
 
(Please put your donation under "other" and reference "Ukraine Support" in the comment section)
 
 
 
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
 
Read more about what Rotary is
doing to support Ukraine HERE
 
 
 

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”

Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president, gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. The assembly was rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be held virtually 7-14 February.

Jones told the incoming governors about a chance she took when a member asked for assistance in getting a young peace activist out of Afghanistan during the U.S. troop withdrawal last year. At first unsure how she could help, she relied on “that certain Rotary magic” and contacted a former Rotary Peace Fellow she had met a few years earlier. Less than 24 hours later, the activist was on an evacuation list, and soon she was on her way to Europe.

 
A Simple act…
Can have an enormous effect.
 
EXCITING OFFER!!
 
Make a contribution of $100 or more to The Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus between now and May 31, 2022 and a matching donation will be made to Polio Plus thanks to two generous benefactors! (Matching funds up to $100,000 or until funds are depleted). PLEASE DONATE THROUGH MY.ROTARY.ORG TO ENSURE PROPER CREDIT.

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!

You will receive RI Paul Harris Fellow matching points for your contribution and in addition (upon request) the benefactor will match your contribution with points (maximum 500 points per donor) and will transfer them to your member or club account.  Read more details...

 
 
 
 
June 4-6, 2022
 
 
There is still time to register for the 2022 Rotary International Convention!
District 5910 is a major sponsor of the International Convention with past District Governor John Hathaway serving on the host committee.
 
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!
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
RYLA 2022 is complete! High school juniors and seniors throughout Rotary 5910 assembled at the Pineywoods Camp in Woodlake, TX after a one-year hiatus. Participants took part in three days of leadership training, group challenges, fun, and games.
 
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
           
            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
 
District 5910
Demetress Harrell – District Governor
2022-2023
“The Year to “Imagine Rotary”
 
As we all embark upon this new year to “Imagine Rotary”, I first want to extend a warm congratulations to PDG Jerry & his lovely wife Roschelle Springfield for their commitment to an impressive year.  I am honored to serve as your 2022-2023 District Governor under the direction of our first female and newly appointed Rotary International President Jennifer Jones.  RI President Jennifer has been a generous friend for many years to District 5910 and we want make her proud. 
 
Today July 1, 2022, we celebrate the newly appointed leadership among our 40 clubs and embrace the magnificent opportunities that awaits us.  This year we are set to be empowered by the actions of our clubs and assure the unwavering participation of our more than 2,095 members. 
 
I want you to know that I am excited to share this journey with you and I look forward to visiting your Clubs and observing your investment in your communities.  I joined Rotary in 1998 under the leadership of the late PDG Joe Byrd, and immediately gained a strong passion for Rotary which continues to inspire my commitment to service.  We have forty exceptional Club President’s who will help lead the success of our District and carry the charge for the course of our 12 months together.  I believe we will grow membership, cultivate a vibrant public image and exceed our Foundation goals in giving.  The rich legacy of District 5910 reflects the impeccable labor of love from our friends, the esteemed ‘College of Governors” who continue to support our work. 
 
Finally, I know that this humbling experience would not be made possible without the love and devotion of my husband Demetrius. We are truly fortunate to live and be a part of this great District.  Let’s set to “Imagine Rotary” beyond our deepest imagination, together we will impact the world.  I express my sincerest gratitude and can’t wait to share in your company as your District Governor.
 
Respectfully,
 
Demetress Harrell – District Governor
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
The 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s isn’t until Saturday, October 8, but now is the time to form a team or join an existing one.
 
Demetress Harrell, District Governor-elect, and Ruth Suhler would like to challenge all clubs in 5910 to form a team at your Club level, form another team at your place of employment or business, or join an existing team in your area and encourage your friends and co-workers to join with you.   There is also an online opportunity for anyone who just wants to walk in their own neighborhood.
 
You can read more about the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Rotary Action Group and Alzheimer’s Association partnership HERE.  This is also where you can register or join a team. 
Please remember to indicate that you are a Rotary Club so that we can measure our District's impact.
 
Post your efforts at #EndALZ  and let Demetress and me know what you are doing.  Let’s see which Club is our District 5910 Champion.
 
Please let Ruth know if you cannot find a team in your area. You can also join her team here: Rovin’ Rotarians.  
 
Let’s support the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association!
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.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Beaumont and the Beaumont Rotary Foundation is partnering directly with Rotary Club Lviv-International to provide support for projects in Ukraine. These projects are aimed at meeting the immediate needs of hospitals and displaced persons in the country. In the past 3 weeks, the club has raised over $50,000 to help support Ukraine. If you or your club would like to help support these efforts, you can donate at the link below.
 
 
(Please put your donation under "other" and reference "Ukraine Support" in the comment section)
 
 
 
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
 
Read more about what Rotary is
doing to support Ukraine HERE
 
 
 

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”

Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president, gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. The assembly was rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be held virtually 7-14 February.

Jones told the incoming governors about a chance she took when a member asked for assistance in getting a young peace activist out of Afghanistan during the U.S. troop withdrawal last year. At first unsure how she could help, she relied on “that certain Rotary magic” and contacted a former Rotary Peace Fellow she had met a few years earlier. Less than 24 hours later, the activist was on an evacuation list, and soon she was on her way to Europe.

 
A Simple act…
Can have an enormous effect.
 
EXCITING OFFER!!
 
Make a contribution of $100 or more to The Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus between now and May 31, 2022 and a matching donation will be made to Polio Plus thanks to two generous benefactors! (Matching funds up to $100,000 or until funds are depleted). PLEASE DONATE THROUGH MY.ROTARY.ORG TO ENSURE PROPER CREDIT.

BUT WAIT…THERE’S MORE!

You will receive RI Paul Harris Fellow matching points for your contribution and in addition (upon request) the benefactor will match your contribution with points (maximum 500 points per donor) and will transfer them to your member or club account.  Read more details...

 
 
 
 
June 4-6, 2022
 
 
There is still time to register for the 2022 Rotary International Convention!
District 5910 is a major sponsor of the International Convention with past District Governor John Hathaway serving on the host committee.
 
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!
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
RYLA 2022 is complete! High school juniors and seniors throughout Rotary 5910 assembled at the Pineywoods Camp in Woodlake, TX after a one-year hiatus. Participants took part in three days of leadership training, group challenges, fun, and games.
 
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
           
            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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CLICK HERE for Information
on Rotary Leadership Training
Emken Linton
The Texas City Rotary Club