Houston White
January 12, 1913 - May 3, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Rotary Club of Rusk founder, Houston White. Mr. White was 106 years young and lived a long, beautiful life. He will be missed terribly.

Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smiles fade, but the memories last forever, and we certainly have many years of memories with Houston.

Visitation will be Friday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30pm at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.  Funeral will be held Saturday, May 11 at 2pm at First Baptist Church in Rusk.
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The 2019 District Conference is history!  And a wonderful piece of D5910 history it is!   The "3 Peas - Peace, Polio and Participation - in a Pod theme" was the focus of the entire conference, with every session and major speaker addressing one aspect of the theme in celebration of the 2018-19 Rotary year.
Congratulations to District Governor John Hathaway and the conference Co-Chairs, Ann Wolford and Julie Martineau, on a well-planned and well-run conference. 
View the Photos from the 2019 District Conference by linking on an album:
The dates for the 2019-2020 District Conference have already been announced.  Please mark your calendar now and make plans to have your club represented at the 2020 District Conference!
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Peace Polio Reunion
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The Rotary Club of Beaumont is proudly welcoming Past Rotary International Vice President Jennifer Jones to Beaumont to speak at the Club meeting on Wednesday, March 6.  The meeting is in recognition of International Women's Day which is celebrated annually around the world on March 8.  Jennifer Jones was selected to bring attention to and recognize the achievements of women in Rotary International.
The meeting will begin at Noon and will be held at The Laurels, 1315 Calder in Beaumont, TX 77701.  Tickets are only $18 to attend and enjoy a delicious lunch.  Rotarians and guests are asked to make a reservation by purchasing a ticket online or by phoning 409-842-1913 no later than Noon on March 4.  (March 6 is Ash Wednesday; lunch will include a choice of entree to accommodate those abstaining.)

Take a road trip on March 6 and visit the Rotary Club of Beaumont for the opportunity to hear this amazing Rotarian tell about her leadership experiences in Rotary - from serving as President of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland to Vice President of Rotary International in 2016-17 and more!

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Reports are coming in and by all accounts, RYLA 2019 was another awesome learning experience for RYLA-rians and Rotarians alike.
Come back to view more and more photos as they become available.
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This is a friendly reminder that the Global Grant Scholarship applications should be submitted to the District by October 31, 2018. That date and other details are listed in the first page of the application.

District 5910 Rotary Ambassadorial Global Grant Scholarships will be used to fund one year of post-baccalaureate study at a recognized university in a non-U.S. country in a study discipline that supports the Object of Rotary and the Mission of The Rotary Foundation (see www.rotary.org).   

Applicant’s planned studies must lead to sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of the following six Areas of Focus:

  •   Peace and conflict prevention/resolution;
  •   Disease prevention and treatment;
  •   Water and sanitation;
  •   Maternal and child health;
  •   Basic education and literacy; and/or
  •   Economic and community development

The application form can be found through the links in the left column in both Word and PDF format for ease of use at: https://www.rotary5910.org/sitepage/global-grant-scholarship-program. They are also attached to this email.

While school acceptance is not required for the District Application, it is required for RI submission. Applicants are highly encouraged to have researched their choice school, verify that they meet all qualifications and communicate with the school their intent to at least learn of any hurdles, and open communication/get conditional approval. If pending admission in writing has been received, please include that in the application. 

Additionally, if you or someone in your club is interested in serving on this committee, in the future, please let me know. While a majority of the workload is complete for this application cycle, I would like to expand the committee and help promote this opportunity to more university students in our district next year.

If you have any questions, please email me at: rebekah.d.maxwell@gmail.com Please include Global Grant Scholarship in the subject line.

Thank you,

Rebekah Maxwell
2018-2019 Global Grant Scholarship District Chair
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REMINDER: Global Grant Scholarship Deadline 2018-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bunny Pratt on Oct 04, 2018
Stomp Out Polio donation link
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Our first Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound arrived!  Her name is Caroline.  She is from Germany and will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Huntsville.
Our 2nd Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound arrived!  Her name is Delphine. She is from France and will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Lake Conroe.
Welcome to Texas!
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Postcards from S'More Camp!
The 2018 District Conference was outstanding and thoroughly enjoyable.  Photos and reports will be available soon and will be posted to a website page.  Rotarians will be able to view and enjoy at your leisure.  Some of the speakers are sending their Powerpoints to be used and perhaps shared with Club members too.  
Photos and/or Powerpoints can be shared to admin@beaumontrotaryclub.org and will be added to the website page under Our District and District Conferences.  
Please come back and check for your postcards from Camp!
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FUNDRAISER: Hardin County 2018-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Interact/Rotaract?Rotary Spring mixer will be held on Thursday, April 12 at Westbrook High School cafeteria from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Our service project will benefit the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.  We will bring dog and cat food and bedding, old towels, long shredded paper, and money to donate to support their work.  We will have dinner then hear from a Humane Society guest speaker, and then we will play games which will benefit the Humane Society as well as help us mix with each other.

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Past District Governor Gig Langston announced that District 5910 was awarded the 2016-17 Presidential Citation from Past Rotary International President John Germ.
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Rotary Youth Exchange
February has been a busy month for Rotary Youth Exchange. In the morning of February 10 at Lone Star College, members of the District Youth Exchange Committee interviewed five more applicants including their parents, three for the long-term school-year exchange and two for the short-term summer exchange.
Committee members busy discussing interview results.
That same day in the afternoon the three long-term students were joined by four earlier long-term applicants, including their parents, and they all received their first orientation training, learning about Rotary and the details of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
The Committee had wonderful help from three Rotex who spent a year abroad, Zoe Garza from Dayton who went to Thailand for a year, Shelsy Mireles from Lake Conroe who lived for a year in Belgium, and Garrett Carter from Lake Conroe who enjoyed living in Brazil for a year. Two current inbound students helped us as well, Silvia from Italy currently living in Friendswood and Zita from Austria currently living in The Woodlands. They all talked about their experience as an US exchange student in another country and what it means for a foreign exchange student living in the US.
From left: Silvia, Zita, Zoe Garza, and PDG Doris Lockey
One week later, February 17-18, eight members of the District Youth Exchange Committee, three Rotex, and all seven long-term outbound students met again, this time for two days at Camp Allen near Navasota. The group was joined by a student from District 5830 and her District YEO.  
Front row, from left: Rotex Garrett Carter from Lake Conroe who went to Brazil, Rotex Kara Culpepper from Nacogdoches who went to France, Annemarie Hoffzimmer from Huntsville going to Italy, Regan Payne from Friendswood going to France, Marit Chauvin from Nacogdoches going to Belgium, and Rotex Zoe Garza from Dayton who went to Thailand. Middle row, from left: Jill Bultemeier from District 5830 going to Germany, Geena Timmerman from League City going to Germany, Willie Xu from League City going to Spain, Irma Castro from Bryan going to France, and Vivian Kremer from Huntsville going to Germany. Back row, from left: Nisa Gillespie (Huntsville), Rachel Trimble (District 5830 YEO), AG Birda Gaskin (League City), Chris Turner (Friendswood), PDG Doris Lockey (Lake Conroe), PDG Glen Mattingly and Carol Mattingly (Huntsville), Marcus Gillespie (Huntsville), and PDG Ulli Budelmann (Galveston).
It was an intensive training for almost two days during which students were prepared for what is ahead of them, that is, attending a high school in a foreign country and living with 2-3 host families they have never met before.
Hopefully the students will remember what they have learned this weekend and become the best ambassadors for the US they can be. 
There will be a third orientation training during the weekend May 25-27 again at Camp Allen, and then a final “wrap-up” on July 7, before the students leave for a year-long experience that will change their lives.  
But please take note!
Not only are students going out; students are coming here, too!
In order to arrange exchanges in other countries for our students, we must host students from other countries as well – so host clubs are needed for the coming Rotary Year!  How about urging your club to consider hosting an exchange student!  It is a wonderful experience for everyone who participates in the program – students, host families, schools, and host clubs!  In case your club needs more information about what is involved in hosting (and what not), please contact Glen Mattingly or any member of the District Youth Exchange Committee; we would all be more than happy to help.
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Dear Club Presidents and Club RYLA Chairs,
It’s hard to believe, but it is time to begin the selection process for RYLA 2018.  Many Rotarians and clubs in District 5910 were affected by Hurricane Harvey…19 clubs out of 39.  It will take weeks, even months for people and clubs to recover.  Some schools are still closed and may remain so for some time.  We hope RYLA 2018 will be a welcome diversion for selected students.  All D5910 Clubs are asked to send 1 or more students.  The flat fee of $175 per student remains unchanged.  
10/13/17 Club Commitment Online Form Due
10/31/17 Club payments Due
11/20/17 Club selected students's online registrations due
11/20/17 Student medical forms due (will be emailed to Parent/Guardian after student registers)
Mail copy of your Club commitment confirmation email with your Club's payment by October 31, 2017.
Payable to: District 5910 RYLA
Mail to:
Birda Gaskin
10023 Sagecourt Dr
Houston, TX 77089
Questions? Contact Birda at (832) 236-0408 or gaskinbirda@gmail.com
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