What is Rotary?

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

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Upcoming Events:
Fruit Sales
Pints for Polio

Upcoming Programs:
September 20 – District Governor Visit
September 27 – Colin Powell – Kids Need Structure




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Pecan Springs Knighting
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Fri.,                    Jan. 20
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Thurs.,             April 13
Fri.,                    May 19

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RYLA 2016!

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President elect Tricia Johnson presenting a gift to outgoing president Martha Myers. Thank you Martha for two  great years of leadership.

IMG_1321Rotarians were thanked by the students and staff at Pecan Springs after the Tournament of Champions EAFK event May 6.





Are you a Paul Harris Fellow?  Want to be?  Check this out. 


Many clubs around the district will be participating in Pints for Polio on October 22. Please support this fundraiser. pints-for-polio





bruce installationThese two months of club visits have been so much fun! Sharon & I have visited 27 clubs – about 42% . We appreciate the warm welcomes we have received so far. You Rotarians are fantastic!

It has been about a month since my dad passed away on July 30th. Keeping busy with Rotary and work has helped me not have to think about it too much. I still miss him, but I’m sure as time goes on it will get easier. Thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers. It has been very helpful.

Thanks to all of you for your contributions and support to the Rotary Foundation. If I am stating this correctly, we (5870) had the fastest start to any year with over $75,000 contributed in July. If we keep this pace up, I don’t see how we can’t break records during this TRF centennial year.

Also, please don’t forget to continue to post your pictures of your club activities and projects to your club Facebook pages as well as to the districts #1districtstrong.

Last, the feedback & interest for Sharon’s literacy / education project to your local libraries has really started to take off. Remember, if your club supports her project with a minimum contribution of $100, the Tocker Foundation will match up to $1,000 to the public library in your local community. Pretty good deal!! Looking forward to a FUN & exciting year!!

Sharon & Bruce Golden


I’m pleased to announce that District 5870 is offering one (1) Global Grant Scholarship for Rotary Year 2017-18.  This scholarship will provide not less than $30,000 for graduate study abroad in one of The Rotary Foundation’s six Areas of Focus. Two very important documents are posted on the district website:

  1. The District’s 2017-18 Global Grant Scholarship Handbook
  2. The 2017-18 Global Grant Scholarship application.

Applications must be received by the District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Rich Kaye, no later than December 31, 2016.The district will hold scholarship interviews on January 28, 2017.  The time and place of interviews will be announced.

Rich Kaye





Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating

The Rotary Foundation earned a top score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S., in the most recent ratings, reflecting our organization’s commitment to financial health, accountability, and transparency.

See how Rotary compares with other charities

From the September 2016 issue of The Rotarian

winklerIn 1977, the nostalgia-fueled sitcom Happy Days was in its fifth season. Many people remember the three-part season opener, when Fonzie “jumped the shark,” but perhaps fewer recall the episode that immediately followed, when the charismatic dropout and consummate cool guy got a library card. He had taken clean-cut pal Richie Cunningham to the local library in an attempt to meet college girls. Richie walked away with his future wife, and Fonzie with his first library book.

It was widely reported that library card registration among young people spiked by 500 percent after the episode aired. The American Library Association says it could not document that, but librarians today are quick to applaud the real-world advocacy of the actor who brought the Fonz to life.



Germ-John-sml-cDear fellow Rotarians,

I embarked on my road to Rotary thanks to George Campbell, a dear friend and mentor who taught me the importance of civic responsibility. My former boss saw a potential leader in me and I thank him for his guidance. After starting down that road, I met many other Rotarians walking the same path. They offered me their help, shared advice, and made sure I kept moving in the right direction.

I am the person I am today because of Rotary. To be a member of the Rotary family is to be a part of something much bigger than yourself. It means that you are a member of a diverse, worldwide team whose members together have provided extraordinary service to humanity.

As we celebrate Membership Month this August, I hope you reflect not only on your road to Rotary, but also how to help set others down that road. As club and district leaders, you set the example for your fellow Rotarians as active, engaged members of our organization. You not only play an important role in inspiring current members, but also in attracting new ones. There is a potential Rotarian in anyone who cares about their community and strives to make the world a better place. Finding a new member can be as simple as inviting someone you know to your next meeting or engaging Rotaractors and alumni.    to continue, click here

 Trivalent to Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine Switch

Between 17 April and 1 May, the type 2 component of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) is being removed from use through a globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine. This is the first stage of Objective 2 of the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 to withdraw OPV in a phased manner starting with the type 2 component following the eradication of wild poliovirus type 2 in September 2015.

Thanks to the efforts of a wide range of stakeholders from Ministries of Health, health workers, volunteers, switch monitors, WHO, UNCEF and partners of the World Health Organization, confirmation has been received that 152 countries have completed the switch.
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