Upcoming Events
RYLA 2020 - Volunteer Registration
Jan 09, 2020 6:00 PM –
Jan 12, 2020 3:00 PM
Jan 10, 2020 – Jan 12, 2020
SCRYE Winter Meeting
Jan 10, 2020 – Jan 12, 2020
RYLA 2020 - Student Registration
Jan 10, 2020 6:00 PM –
Jan 12, 2020 3:00 PM
District Leadership Team Training
Jan 31, 2020
RYE ST Applicant & Parent Interviews
Lone Star College
Feb 01, 2020
Rotary Superheroes Mid-Year Meeting / Pre-PETS
Lone Star College--Montgomery
Feb 01, 2020
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Lone Star PETS (presidents-elect & nominees)
Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 01, 2020
ST Orientation for Students & Parents
Lone Star College
Apr 04, 2020
Spring Outing for Inbound Students
Apr 17, 2020 – Apr 19, 2020
District Training Assembly
Apr 25, 2020
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
District 5910 News
January 2020
Betsy Robinson
       Rotary Club of League City 
District Governor 2019-2020
Rotary District 5910
RYLA 2018 SendOff
As the District RYLA TEAM makes final preparations and students prepare for the weekend ahead, the rest of the Rotarians of District 5910 send everyone wishes for an unforgettable experience.  Safe travels!
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Announcement for District Governor Proposals

This is the official notice that District Governor Betsy Robinson has issued a request for all clubs in the district to propose individuals to serve as the District Governor-Nominee-Designate (DGN-D) position, which will determine the governor for our district during the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.  As the Immediate Past District Governor, I, John Hathaway, will serve as the Chair of the District Governor-Nominee Committee. 
The current Governor succession is as follows:
2018-2019:  John Hathaway – Rotary Club of The Woodlands
2019-2020:  Elizabeth Robinson - Rotary Club of League City
2020-2021:  Becky Mason – Rotary Club of Beaumont
2021-2022:  Jerry Springfield – Rotary Club of Woodville
2022-2023:  To Be Determined
The application period for District Governor for the Rotary Year 2022-2023 is now open and will remain so through January 15, 2020.
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Rotary District 5910 Mid-Year Meeting

Calling all Rotary Superheroes!

Calling all Rotary Superheroes!  It's time to build upon your super strengths and gain new ones! Join us for our Mid-Year Meeting and Pre-PETS training on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Lone Star College--Montgomery.

This meeting is for everyone! Current Presidents, Presidents Elect and Presidents Nominee will build more muscle for their respective years. All will get a laser-focus on Rotary initiatives. Meet other Rotary Superheroes like Past Rotary International Director Greg Podd!

Registration is now open!  $35 will build your Rotary Superhero Muscles! Credit card payments can be made online. Checks can be made payable to Rotary 5910 and mailed to: League City Rotary PO Box 643 League City, TX 77574. Please write Mid-Year Meeting in the memo line.

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Report Club Officers
Reporting club and officer changes
It is critical to keep your club and officer information current in Rotary’s database so you receive accurate club invoices, your officers have access to reports and resources, and your club contact information is correct in the Official Directory and Club Finder. Update your club information directly on My Rotary, or if you use a club management system, make sure that your club information is being sent to Rotary.
Reporting club officers
Make sure that club officers have access to Rotary’s online tools and resources by reporting them by 1 February for the following year. The Club secretary, president, treasurer, Foundation chair, or membership chair can add new officers by using the link on the Club Administration page of My Rotary or by entering them into ClubRunner. Be sure to send officer information to the district governor-elect, too, so she can contact incoming club presidents.
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Honoring Suzi Howe
5910 District Governor Betsy Robinson
invites you to attend a celebration recognizing our special Rotary friend and mentor
Suzi Howe
upon her appointment to the Rotary International Board of Directors.
See the invitation below for details and click on the image to open in a new window.
When: Sunday,  February 16th 2020
Where: Palms Event Center
             15301 Gulf Freeway
              Houston, Texas 77034
Time: 3:30 pm -6:00 pm
Cost: $40 per person
Seats are limited.. Reserve Early
After January 31st price goes to $45pp
RSVP : Nancy Anderson, Assistant Governor D5890
              Pay by Check or CC (contact Nancy for CC processing)
              Mail Check to PO Box 58862 Houston, Texas 77256
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2020 District Conference
Save the date for the 2020 5910 District Conference! Registration and hotel booking will open soon.

Let the games begin!
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International Convention
District Governor Betsy Robinson is sharing news for those attending the International Convention in Hawaii in 2020
Dear District Governors,
I hope you are planning to join Lois and me at the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii next June.  And I would like to especially invite you, and everyone in your District, to join us in the Zones 25 and 29 Celebration June 7. This will be a gala event and an excellent opportunity for folks in Zones 25 and 29 to become even better acquainted.
Below is a flyer describing the event. For more information and to register, please go to the Zone website And please share this information with everyone in your District.
We hope to see you there!
Larry Dimmitt, RI Director
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Rotary Youth Exchange
A Last Minute Call ….
We still have room for more Long-Term and Short-Term Exchange Students for this year, that is, we are still accepting applications for both exchange programs
(although the official deadline has already passed).
As soon as possible please contact
Carol Mattingly at (or 936-661-3997)
or PDG Doris Lockey at  (or 936-525-9638)
if you know of any student(s) who might be interested in becoming an exchange student and having a life-changing experience in another country this year.
Remember: for these exchange programs children and
grandchildren of Rotarians are also eligible to apply.
In youth exchange the month of December is always a relatively quiet month. Some students have already moved to their second host family and others will soon do so. As always, a big “Thank You” to all the families that have hosted, are still hosting, or will soon be hosting a student. Your support of our program is more appreciated that you will ever know.
Has your family ever hosted an exchange student?  If not, think about doing it. It is a very rewarding experience and often results in a close friendship between the student and you and your children that lasts for an entire life. Just listen to what a host mother said when her student went home:
“I just dropped my student off at the airport for her flight back home. This is a sad day for me as I have grown very fond of her and I will miss her a lot. It has been an awesome experience for both of us and for my entire family. If any of you has the opportunity to host an exchange student, I recommend it highly!!!”
Host families are an integral part of the exchange program. Equally important, in fact essential, are clubs that are willing to host a student.   Very soon, your Club President and President Elect will receive an email from Carol Mattingly and Ulli Budelmann asking them whether your club would be willing to host an exchange student this coming 2020-2021 Rotary Year.  Please help us and encourage your club to host a student!  Without that club support our District for sure will not have an exchange program.
If you need more information about Youth Exchange Program, please contact either our District Youth Exchange Officer Carol Mattingly at or 936-295-6606, or our District Youth Exchange Assistant Chair PDG Doris Lockey at or 936-525-9638, or our District Youth Exchange Inbound Coordinator PDG Ulli Budelmann at or 409-939-1224; all three would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.        
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COG Christmas
The District 5910 College of Governors enjoyed being together to celebrate the holiday season.  
Everyone was happy to have Santa Claus join them!
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Bryan Rotary Club champions educational initiatives and created a Statue Match Challenge for local 5th grade history students. We prepared and printed activity forms and provided them to 4 local campuses. Students were asked to visit Veterans Park in College Station and match 10 statue pictures with the historical period they represent plus take a photo of themselves with their favorite statue (as validation they went to the park). We used incentives for schools, teachers, and students to encourage participation in this voluntary program and had over 600 students visit the local park during our Bryan Rotary Field of Valor Flag Display in November 2019. Volunteers helped create the activity, drop off & pickup forms, sort & process entries, and deliver prizes to the winning school campuses.
CLUB NEWS: Cleveland
It’s a great day to be a Rotarian.  We were honored to have Hortencia Alvarado and Keely Sullivan from the Texas Department of State Health Services as our speakerson December 11.  They spoke about Disease Prevention and Treatment (side note…go get your flu shot!).
Also, we had Trista and Daniel from Tarkington High School as our very special guests.  Both students will graduate with a pharmacy tech certificate.  They intend to continue their studies in health related fields.  Congratulations, Trista and Daniel, you are our December Senior Students of the Month. 
Speakers Hortencia Alvarado and Keely Sullivan pictured with members of The Rotary Club of Cleveland.
December Students of the Month, Trista and Daniel, with Rotarians THS Superintendent Chris Trotter and New Generations Chair Ernestine Belt.
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CLUB NEWS: Dickinson
Dickinson Rotarians rang Christmas bells for the Salvation Army on December 7.
Pictured are Laura Koehler, Jim Barry, And Susan Andrew. Also ringing this year were Don Chewning, Tom Cassano, Chris Heard, and David Parker.
The 35th Annual Dickinson Christmas Parade was held on the night of Dec. 12, with the theme “A Night of Lights”.  This year’s parade included a total of 25 civic and private entries. The commercial winners receiving trophies were Galveston Water Company, College of the Mainland, and Dickinson PD Blue Santa. The night’s non-commercial winners were Dickinson High School Band, Bayou Chantilly Civic Club & True Cross Catholic School.
Galveston Water Company
College of the Mainland
Dickinson PD Blue Santa
Dickinson High School Band
Bayou Chantilly Civic Club
True Cross Catholic School
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CLUB NEWS: Friendswood

Rotarians along with Chamber members and guests, celebrated the gift of giving this season. Rotary President Robin Hall presented $500 to purchase books to each elementary school in Friendswood in memory of past Rotarians on behalf of the entire Friendswood Rotary Club. One of the main causes that Rotary supports is Education and Literacy. We are proud to give this gift to help support our local community and literacy in the schools.

Pictured are Thad Roher, Friendswood ISD superintendent, Rotary President Robin Hall, Kristin Moffitt, Principal at Westwood Elementary, Barry Clifford, Principal at Cline Elementary, and Liz Bicocco, Librarian at Wedgewood Elementary.

Friendswood Police Officer Lisa Price was recognized as an Honorary Paul Harris Fellow today for her 20+ years of work with the Blue Santa Program and helping local families in need.

The Honorary Paul Harris Fellow is awarded to individuals whose life exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of Rotary International. Officer Price does just that!

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CLUB NEWS: Galveston
The Rotary Club of Galveston recently hosted their annual Holiday & Family Program where members gave generously to both Galveston's Meals on Wheels program and the annual Toys for Tots initiative.    The mission - of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute as Christmas gifts locally to less fortunate children.  This year, the Rotary Club of Galveston donated more toys than ever before!
Pictured with Rotarian Mike Guarino (center) are U.S. Marine Major Peter Isajewicz (left) and Staff Sgt Christopher McNeil.
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CLUB NEWS: Galveston Island

Island Rotary was pleased to induct 2 new members in December!

Membership Director Todd Schott welcomes new Island Rotary Member Ron Woody, Director Of Business Operations at Yudrio, Inc., alongside President Sam Malchar. Photo Credit: Manny Chan

Membership Director Todd Schott welcomes new Island Rotary Member Shane McDermott, Realtor at Tom’s Galveston Real Estate, alongside President Sam Malchar. Photo Credit: Manny Chan

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CLUB NEWS: Lake Conroe
December 7, 2019 Lake Conroe Club had a great partnership with the Commemorative Air Force! What a privilege to have Santa fly in and hand out presents to Foster Children & to see their excitement!
December 14, 2019 we participated in The Historic Montgomery Christmas Parade and Festival. We decorated the golf cart for the Parade and had a booth at the festival to promote The Rotary Club. It was a great community event!

December 17th was our annual Christmas Party – We enjoyed networking, fellowship and games!!! We also had the drawing for the golf cart raffle! Was a fabulous evening for everyone! Congrats to the winner George – who is the father of one of our members – Monica Bresofski!

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CLUB NEWS: League City
Rotary Reads District Grant Project
The Rotary Club of League City completed their final phase of their Rotary Reads District Grant Project during the first week of December at League City Elementary School.    Books were purchased for every student in the school, teachers’ classroom libraries, and for the school library.  Rotarians assisted students in finding books at the Scholastic Book Fair and placing a Rotary book plate in the book with the child’s name.  Many of the students had never owned a book of their own.  “I’ve always wanted a book from the book fair” exclaimed one student.  “I love to read.  It’s the only thing I’m good at.”  751 books were bought for students, 59 for teachers’ classrooms, and 17 for the school library. 
Polar Bear Plunge for Polio
On Saturday, December 7, League City Rotarians, family members, and volunteers gathered at South Shore Harbour Resort for the annual Polar Bear Plunge for Polio.  We had 20 jumpers who gathered pledges and donations in support of their jump into the frigid swimming pool.  Over $2,500 was raised to help eradicate polio.
Interact at Clear Springs High School
Clear Springs High School Interact recently hosted the Rotary Club of League City’s meeting at the school’s Culinary Arts Bistro Urbano.  Chad Flisowski, Interact Sponsor, introduced the officers to club members.  The Club presented the officers with their Interact Bell, gavel and 4-way test poster.
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CLUB NEWS: Livingston
Rotarian Dr. James Darden (right) delivers Christmas presents to the Hernandez family. This year the Livingston Rotary Club delivered Christmas gifts to 40 children in 15 families as part of the Empty Stocking program. Each family also received a meal prepared by Brookshire Brothers.
Rotarians rang bells to help the Salvation Army raise funds during the Christmas season. Eloise (left) is our Rotary Youth Exchange Student from the Bayonne Provence in France. Our Assistant Governor Tim Andrews (right) dropped by to visit our club that day. The Salvation Army raised about $19,189 during that time, and about $1,200 of that is estimated to be from the Livingston Rotary Club's efforts.

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CLUB NEWS: Magnolia
On December 17, 2019, the membership of the Rotary Club of Magnolia decorated and filled bags to be given to the Meals on Wheels organization for distribution. Pictured above are some of the members filling the decorated bags.
Additional photos from the event can be seen below.
Magnolia Rotarians also decided to do a service project to help Nicaraguan mothers and the children of the dump. They recently donated over 800 T-Shirts to a diaper project in Nicaragua. The mothers and children live in a large dump depending on the dump for all their needs. A tee shirt can be cut front and back, hemmed and turned into a diaper. Nicaraguan youths are trained to operate foot pedal powered sewing machines, so the cutting and hemming are taken care of locally. This becomes a double benefit; the children earn income and Nicaraguan mothers have access to inexpensive diapers. The photo below is of some of the materials to be donated.
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CLUB NEWS: Spindletop
Spindletop Rotary once again assisted with the Thanksgiving Store at Some Other Place.
Members directed traffic outside while inside, others handed out fresh produce, arranged canned goods and did whatever needed to be done. Members were also responsible for transporting shopping carts to the facility ahead of time. 
We were glad to welcome members of Beaumont Rotary who showed up to give of their time to this worthwhile event. 
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Orange Rotary Club celebrated the holidays with service projects and with beautiful music from our local students.  Rotarians supported the Salvation Army’s Christmas party for the Boys and Girls Club by providing Angel tree Christmas presents for the boys and girls in the Club.  Individual members selected a child’s wish list, purchased a gift, and wrapped it for the party.    Members Sarah Boehme, Maureen McAllister, Amy Peevy, Rebecca Roberts, and Ida Schossow helped Captain Francisco Zuniga with the party for the children, by serving pizza and distributing the gifts to each child.  Another holiday project was to provide gifts and supplies to the homeless in Beaumont.  Orange past president Natasha Garrett represented the Orange club with other Rotarians at the early December distribution.  Programs at the club meetings in December featured performances of holiday music from the West Orange-Stark High School choir and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School choir.  Orange Rotarians appreciated the talents, training, and joy from these students and their teachers. 
Rotarians Francisco Zuniga, Sarah Boehme, Maureen McAllister, Ida Schossow, Amy Peevy, and Rebecca Roberts at Salvation Army
Rotarians celebrate Christmas with Boys and Girls Club
Natasha Garrett (center) represented Orange Rotary along with Rotarians from Vidor and Beaumont in Christmas service project
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CLUB NEWS: Texas City
Rotary Club of Texas City
10th Anniversary Mardi Gras Mainland Parade and Gala
February 8, 2020
Texas City Rotary Club is announcing their largest fundraiser for the year Mardi Gras Mainland Parade and Gala.  Again this year, we have a couple of the Galveston County Clubs participating by nominating a King and Queen candidate.  Those clubs will receive a $500 donation to a “Club Cause” of their choice and in addition if their candidate wins the title they will receive another $500.  If you would like to participate and/or attend the big event there is a Sponsorship/Ticket Form on our website at or you can sign up online at 
There will be an Astros themed Raffle with 1st place prize of an Astros Golf Cart, 2nd Place is $3,000 for Astros tickets of your choice and 3rd Place is Astros Memorabilia valued at $1,000.  Tickets are $100 each and only 300 will be sold.  You can contact Dawn Tholcken @281-923-5197 or to purchase raffle tickets and/or sponsorships or tickets to the Gala.  You can sign up to participate in the parade at
Paul Harris Fellow and Herb Langford Fellow Recipients
The Rotary Club of Texas City held its annual Rotary Foundation Banquet in November.  New Paul Harris Fellows are Lana Anderson, Jose Boix, Warren Reed and Sylvia Zaro.  Those that reached a new level of giving were Mike Griffin PHF+4 and Lyman Reed, PHF+2.  A Memorial PHF was given in honor of Elizabeth Iles to Larry and their granddaughter, Emma.  Dawn Tholcken received an Herb Langford Fellows.
Institute for Civility in Government Washington D.C. Trip
The Rotary Club of Texas City sponsored eight students from Texas City High School to attend a trip to Washington D.C.  The trip offers students an incredible opportunity to discover this nation in a new way, to develop a new appreciation for their roles and responsibilities as citizens, to practice Civility skills in the midst of real life civil engagement, to learn more about themselves and others, to build confidence in themselves and to dream bigger and set higher goals they have ever dated to before. 
Pictured are Judy Slocumb, Club President, Randy Dietel, Cassandra Dahnke, Holly Walker, Emilio Garza, Aalana James, Osvaldo Rodriguez, Idali Rodriguez, Aaliyah Santos, R. Adrian Sendejas and Abigail Davalos.
Youth in Government
The Rotary Club of Texas City and City of Texas City host an annual Youth in Government event where students from Texas City High School run for a City position in a mock election at school.  Those that win get to meet their counterparts from the City, tour the City for the day, have lunch with their counterpart and end the day with a Mock City Commission Meeting.  During the luncheon, the Rotary Club announces an Outstanding Male and Female Senior Student and recognizes their academic and extracurricular achievements.  This year Brayden Torres and Liz Carter were the recipients. 
Pictured are Liz and Brayden with Club President Judy Slocumb and Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Each year the Rotary Club of Texas City has their Christmas Program during their noon meeting and asks the local Salvation Army to bring their Bucket and Bell for members to be able to donate to their cause. 
Pictured is Rotarian, Stephanie Hughes ringing the bell.  Over $600 was donated.
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