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The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

2020-2021 District Governor


District Governor Bonnie Pendleton

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September 2020

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The Four Way Test 

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Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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Clubs made to order

These clubs keep things fresh with new ideas and new members.

The world stopped. They didn’t

These 10 workers put service above self when it counted most

Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

TIME 100 recognized Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the eradication of wild polio in the African region.

Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

Nigerian physician Dr. Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

Educating in a pandemic and beyond

Facing the challenges of COVID-19, Rotary clubs and partner organizations are finding new ways to support access to education.

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PDG Susan Brints was presented with Rotary International highest honor, the Rotary Service Above Self award. As Rotary's highest honor for individual Rotarians, this award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
Past recipients of the SAS Award include:
91-92 PDG Ted Holder
95-96 PDG Donivan R. Williams
96-97 Dr. Cheri T. Sparks
02-03 PDG JB Roberts
04-05 Beth Duke
05-06 PDG Don Shinn
09-10 PDG Howard Mercer
10-11 PDG J Davis Armistead
11-12 PDG Roger Sepulveda
12-13 PDG Charles Cotten
13-14 PDG César Caro
15-16 PDG David Norris
16-17 PDG Jim Cole
17-18 PDG Dianne Anderson
District Awards presented to two outstanding Rotarians, PDG Charles Cotten and PDG J.B. Roberts.
This spring the three major Food Banks in our District found that the number of qualified recipients desperately needing food for their families rose by 60-75% overnight due to the high volume of unemployment as a result of COVID-19.
And YOU were there to respond.
Together our District Foundation Committee, Finance Committee and our DG Steve Long developed an assistance package of $16,000 from repurposed District Budget Funds matched with District Contingency Funds to be split among:
High Plains Food Bank in Amarillo  
South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock   
West Texas Food Bank in Midland/Odessa
ALSO....  The second round of District Grants this spring was designated for COVID projects.
Three clubs, Amarillo West, Metropolitan in Lubbock, and Midland, designated their grant applications for the three Food Banks. A sincere thanks for your COVID applications that support so many communities in our Rotary District.  
High Plains Food Bank, Amarillo       
$ 5,350   District Gift
$ 1,495   Amarillo West Club COVID District Grant
South Plains Food Bank, Lubbock      
$ 5,350    District Gift
$ 8,300    Metropolitan Club COVID District Grant    
West Texas Food Bank, Midland/Odessa
$ 5,350    District Gift
$ 8,000    Midland Club COVID District Grant
Rotarians, your giving spirit has provided food to help
support our ongoing hunger relief efforts in our communities! 
Vice Governor PDG Susan Brints. Immediate Past Governor PDG Steve Long
District Governor Bonnie Pendleton, District Governor Elect Brenda Debons, District Governor Nominee Phelps Blume
Rotary youth exchange — one of the many programs for youths and young adults that we celebrate this month — was my path into true engagement in Rotary. My wife, Susanne, and I began hosting exchange students soon after I joined, and the experience helped me go from simply being a member of my Rotary club to being a true Rotarian. Now Rotary Youth Exchange is a family tradition, and a strong one: Over the past 24 years, we have hosted 43 students!


Rotary’s World-wide 2020-21 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!

Polio Plus: Zero Is The Magic Number
Advocate-Donate-Educate to End Polio Now & Forever!
19,100,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 9/12/20

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2020  LYTD 2019   Total 2018   Total 2017  Total 2016 
Globally 1121763322 37
 Endemic Countries1121763322 37
 Non-Endemic Countries  00000

Wild Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 3, Afghanistan 4

2020 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2019Totals)
Endemic Countries
68 Pakistan (147), 44 Afghanistan (29)
November 2019 New PHS Member
Leslie Gattis of the Rotary Club of Plainview, has joined the Paul Harris Society.

Paul Harris Society

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by presenting them with a certificate and chevron at a district or club event.

To Join the Society Click Here.

We are having a great Rotary year as we all make new connections. I am about half way through the club visits and have found every club to be active and ready to serve their community and world. Sandy and I just returned from our Zone Institute in Denver. Our new Zone 26 is paired with the other new Zone 27. We are now part of the Zone structure that include the entire western half of the United States and a little bit of Canada. We also have Hawaii in our Zone.

RI DirectorJohrita and Bruce Solari and our district folks minus Bonnie and Mike.
We attended the Multi District Training Conference in Austin and met some fine Rotarians. Our new Zone Director Johrita Solari was a featured speaker and our district officers had a private meeting with Johrita to talk Zone issues. She is a great director and is already helping our zone be more connected. I have been promoting the theme “Rotary Connects the World” at all my visits and everyone seems excited to make new connections for membership and service to our world. We will attend our Zone Institute in early September. DGE Bonnie Pendleton and DGN Brenda DeBons will both receive intensive training and Bonnie will Graduate at a formal “Great Gatsby” party. Watch for pictures to come.
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Paul Harris Society

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary districts often honor new members of the Paul Harris Society by presenting them with a certificate and chevron at a district or club event.

I participate in the Paul Harris Society because I care. These contributions demonstrate our commitment to serve others.

What your giving supports

By giving from your heart each and every year, you’ll support families and change lives. Paul Harris Society gifts have helped provide:

  • Vocational training for teachers establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa
  • Water filters, toilets, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis, diarrhea, and other diseases in India
  • A scholarship for a medical professional in Italy to research treatments that minimize mortality rates among premature babies
  • Peace-building seminars for 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda
  • Treated mosquito nets and medical services that prevent malaria in Mali
If you are already contributing $1,000.00 or more to the Rotary Foundation and not a member of the Paul Harris Society, then fill out the Paul Harris Society Brochure and mail it, fax it or email it to address indicted on the form. If you are not sure if your are an active member of the Paul Harris Society, contact the PHS District Coordinator PDG César M. Caro by email.
If you are not a Paul Harris Society member then please consider joining today and help make a difference in the world. Be the Inspiration!
In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days.
"Rotary Days events will offer you the chance to have an impact in your community, build long-term partnerships, increase interest in membership, and improve Rotary’s image," Rassin said.
Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day.
ImageAugust Attendance Report Due


Your club is required to report monthly attendance numbers and membership numbers in accordance to Rotary International’s by-laws:


Article 4 Membership in Clubs


4.090. Attendance Reports.

Each club shall forward monthly attendance reports of its meetings to the governor within 15 days of the last meeting of each month.


Club Secretaries, through the District web site, can use the on-line database functions to report their club's attendance for the month by login in and selecting the Attendance option in the Launch Pad or from the Attendance Tab.

District 5730 Welcome
Welcome to Rotary District 5730 and our Website. District 5730 is composed of 51 energetic and vibrant clubs across the Giant Size of Texas from Dalhart and Perryton on the north to Sweetwater and Pecos on the south.  We are 1800 Rotarians and 51 Rotary Clubs strong and are proud to be part of Rotary International, which is the world's first service club organization with a worldwide membership of over 1.2 million Rotarians.  Our motto is Service Above Self and we volunteer both here in West Texas and the world to make a difference in the lives of people by working in the following areas of focus:

·         Disease prevention and treatment

·         Water and sanitation

·         Maternal and child health

·         Basic education and literacy

·         Economic and community development

·         Peace and conflict prevention/resolution

If you have a Heart of Service, then come join us. We all have a new chance to change the world for the better, Rotary Connects The World.

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2020-2021 Theme
Reimbursement Guidelines & Reimbursement Form for D5730
District By-Laws 2020
You must log into the Member Area of the website in order to view the the following documents:
July 1, 2020
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The 2020-21 Memorandum of Understanding, the District Grant Guidelines, and the Global Grant Guidelines are available to view or download under the District & Global Grant Information section of the Foundation pull down menu located on top of the Main Page. Instructions on how to Submit and Close a District Grant are also located there.
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Rotary Zone 26 - 27
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Rotary Showcase Impact Tracker

Rotary Showcase is an online application that allows Rotarians and Rotaractors to share stories of their clubs’ successful projects with people around the world. In addition, project stories are a source for features in Rotary International blogs and newsletters.

The Showcase’s Impact Tracker shows the impact of each Rotary project in terms of volunteers and volunteer hours, cash contributions, and in-kind donations. It also shows the collective impact of all reported projects.

Success stories posted on Showcase can serve as an inspiration and a model for other Rotary and Rotaractor clubs. Check out this "Impact Tracker" by clicking here.

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Club Secretaries and folks who enter information

Please enter all information concerning your members though your club website (if you have ClubRunner) or through the District Website. Information flows up - Club > District > RI, but not down.

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What Paul Harris Said


"Rotary has a long way to go. One who thinks of the movement as a finished product is indeed short sighted; there is nothing in the past to justify such a view; those who have been long identified with it think of it as having made a beginning only; the grandeur of Rotary must be in the days to come".

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