To Rotarians of District 5870 Central Texas:

We are getting close to our goal! Currently, we are in 5th place from previous years.
We sure would like to end the year #1!!!!!!!
Our district members have now contributed over $462,000 to TRF ytd!
For first timer PHF’s, if you have not already contributed or taken advantage of the Jerry Johnson trust matching funds, please consider doing so as we are going for 100% district participation.
We only have 2 month’s left in this Centennial Foundation year. With your help, we can have a great year end push. Please consider a contribution by following the steps below:
Contributing to The Rotary Foundation Online
  1. Log into MyRotary. 
NOTE: This is a very important step. If you contribute via the Rotary website without first logging in your payment will not process correctly. 

  2. Click on the GIVE button that is located on the far-right side of the page banner. 

  3. Click on the red DONATE button located near the top of the page.
  4. Select the fund to which you want to contribute and click the Continue button. The following graph will show you what each contribution counts toward. 
NOTE: Only contributions to Annual Fund-SHARE support the funding that the district uses to provide DAP Grants and Vocational Scholarships. 

  5. Enter the amount you want to contribute, select a contribution frequency (note that the default is One Time), and click the Continue button. 

  6. Valid date your billing information (it prepopulates using your information in the RI database), designation a Gift Option (this is optional), designate the Payment Type, and click the Continue button. 

  7. Review your contribution information, and use the appropriate Edit button to correct any information that is incorrect. When finished, click the Continue button. 

  8. Enter your credit card information as required. When finished, click the Continue button. 

  9. After your payment processes, you will see a Contribution Confirmation. We recommend that you print this page for your records. You will also receive an email from The Rotary Foundation that will serve as your official contribution receipt for federal tax purposes. 

  10. If you have any problems completing this process, call the Rotary Contact Center at 866- 976-8279 (toll free) for assistance. 

    Public Relations:
    We are still promoting the District Conference May 19 -21. It will be held at the Omni Hotel on the beach in Corpus Christi. You still have time to register on the district website. Registration is only $125 and it covers all your meals. Friday night will be a social & fellowship hour, followed by dinner and the entertainment by the Juan Guerra acoustical band. They are amazing!! Saturday morning will be an interactive session while learning about Rotary’s history, current club projects and then closing the morning sessions with RI’s John Hannes to discuss the future of Rotary. After lunch, you will be free to explore the beach, go to the USS Lexington, the aquarium, museums, play golf, go fishing or volunteer on a local Interact project. We will top it off on Saturday night with a fun, fun, fun carnival event for the entire family. See the website for more details. Sunday will be a non-denominational service, followed by the memorial service and the induction to this year’s class into 5870’s Roll of Fame. It will be so much fun for all, so please plan on attending and bringing your kids and grandkids.
    Last, don’t forget to keep posting your pictures of your club activities and projects to your club Facebook pages as well as to the districts   #1districtstrong.
    Please continue you ask your friends & neighbors to come with you to a project or meeting to peek their interest in Rotary!
    We need them as we are flat for the year.
    Sharon’s literacy / education project deadline came to an end in March to help your local or school libraries. We had 25 clubs participate and with the help of the Tocker Foundation, we raised over $60,000 for libraries in your communities. Thank y’all for participating and improving literacy in the district.
    Looking forward to a continued FUN & exciting rest of our year!!
    Sharon & Bruce Golden                                     
    5870 DG / 2016 – 17