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District Governor Dan & Kim Linebarger


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August 2018

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



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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, Be The Inspiration.

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August is Membership Month and 5730 is poised to build it's membership.  This Rotary year we have two Membership Co-Chairs.  Sandra Witt from Dumas is our Co-Chair for the northern part of the District and Marla Barbee is our Co-Chair for the southern part of the District.  In the near future, an announcement of dates will be made for membership training in the northern, central and southern portions of the District.  These training seminars will take place on  Saturdays and will probably run from 10 am to 2:30 pm and include lunch.  This short seminar will give the clubs the tools to recruit and retain members by further expanding social media and engaging members.  Districts that have taken advantage of this type of training have seen improvement in membership recruitment and retention. 
Please mark your calendars for Saturday October 27th.  That evening we will have a Foundation Fellowship in Lubbock. The evening will consist of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, tea, soft drinks etc.  The event is about fellowship, fun and supporting our incredible Rotary Foundation.  Earlier that day prior to the evening event, there will be optional Foundation training and possible membership training as well.  Other important dates to remember is President Elect Training in Dallas February 28-March 3, Our District's combination Assembly/Conference in Ruidoso the first weekend of May 2019 and the International Convention in Hamburg, Germany June 1-5.
Kim and I are off again to return to our visitation schedule and I urge you to attend your club meeting the day we are there.  Kim's message about the presence of Human Trafficking in America and in our District is captivating.
Be the Inspiration!!
Dan and Kim

Our District now offers a texting option for District news events for cell phone users.  The objective here is to send only important announcements via text to Rotarians desiring to stay "in the know" with Rotary news.

The texts will cover news such as Club fundraisers, golf tournaments, sign-up links to conferences, conventions etc.

For Rotarians desiring to be connected all you need to do is text the words:  district5730news to 33222.

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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.

A well-known saying goes, "If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." That doesn't mean people should ignore the needs outside their own homes; instead, they should pay attention to the needs within.

RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
  1. Meeting Presidential Citation Criteria - 30 Clubs.
  2. Pay Dues On Time - All Clubs.
  3. Access RRC to post volunteer hours, projects, and download training material - All Clubs.
  1. Attain Rotary Citation membership goals for 30 Clubs.
  2. Hold 3 membership cadre training sessions,.
  3. Form at least 3 new Interact Clubs,
  4. Form at lease 1 new Rotaract Club.
  5. Create a Friendship Exchange.
  6. Increase District membership to 1,700+.
  1. Annual/Share Fund - $163,000.00 - 1,639 members @ $100 each.
  2. Polio Plus Fund - $76,500.00 - 51 Clubs @ $1,500 per club.
  3. Paul Harris Society Members - $48,000 - 48 PHS Members @ $1,000 each.
  1. Continue to support club level socail media development.
  2. Hold A World Polio Day Event & Publicize In Local Media - 75% of Clubs.
  3. 50% of the Clubs host an "Honored Guest Day" with PHF recognition.
  4. All clubs 'poll" their communities for a hands on service project
  5. 100% RYLA participation.


The Gates Foundation is currently matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed
(Up to $50Mil/Yr.)
Our Rotary wide 2017-2018 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $50 Million + the $2 for 1$ Gates Foundation Match
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!

Polio Plus: Zero Is The Magic Number
Advocate-Donate-Educate to End Polio Now & Forever!
16,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 06/30/18

Total Paralysis Cases  YTD 2018   LYTD 2017   Total 2017   Total 2016  Total 2015 
Globally 1162237 74
 Endemic Countries1162237 77
 Non-Endemic Countries  00000

Wild Polio cases reported this week:

Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0, Nigeria 0

2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries
3 Pakistan (3), 8 Afghanistan (14), 0 Nigeria (0)
No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.
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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.

2018-2019 Theme
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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The 2017-18 Memorandum of Understanding, the 2017-2018 District Grant Guidelines, and the 2017-2018 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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