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Aug. 05, 2024 6:30 p.m. UTC-05:00
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Above:  District Governor Nancy Anderson at her Installation Gala
From the vibrant streets of New Brunswick, NJ to the dynamic heart of Houston, TX, Nancy Anderson's journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. In May 1980, she embraced the spirit of adventure and moved to the Greater Houston area, where she attended the University of Houston. With determination and a drive for excellence, she graduated in December 1983 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology.
Nancy's career rocketed through the corporate world, where she held key roles as Executive Assistant to the President, Sales Associate, and Sales Manager at top office supply firms. But her entrepreneurial spirit couldn't be contained! She took a bold leap into real estate, becoming a powerhouse Realtor®. Today, she proudly manages the Bay Area Elite Properties Team at eXp Realty, LLC, with her daughter, Krystyna.
Nancy's world revolves around her loving family. She is the proud momma of son Michael Beeth and daughter Krystyna Fennelly. Her two grandsons, Cayson and Braydin, are the light of her life. Whether it's cheering at the ballpark on family Saturdays, savoring Sunday backyard BBQs, or enjoying sun-soaked summer vacations at the beach, family moments are the highlights of Nancy's life.
Nancy's passion for making a difference shines through her Rotary involvement. Joining the Deer Park Rotary Club in 2004, she later became a vibrant member of the Space Center Rotary Club, earning the title of Club Rotarian of the Year 2015-2016 and serving as Club President 2018-2019. Currently, she brings her energy to the Seabrook Rotary Club.
As an Assistant Governor from 2019-2022, Nancy's dedication earned her the title of Assistant Governor of the Year 2019-2020. Nancy is a proud contributor to The Rotary Foundation  as A Paul Harris FellowPaul Harris Society Member, Major Donor and Bequest Society Member.
Nancy's life anthem, "Most People Are Good" by Luke Bryan, perfectly encapsulates her belief in the goodness within us all. Her passion for Rotary and its impactful work both locally and globally is unwavering. She has championed numerous programs focused on helping others succeed and promoting education, leaving a lasting legacy of service.
Now, as your District Governor for District 5890, Nancy is bursting with excitement! She looks forward to engaging in the fellowship, goodwill, and service that all the clubs in the district offer. With her at the helm, get ready for an era of dynamic leadership and vibrant community spirit! It is about to be a magical year as together we share The Magic of Rotary!
District Governor Nancy shown with 2024-2025 Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick
at the 2024 Rotary International Assembly in January 2024

Ever wonder why 1 July is the beginning of the Rotary year? Initially, our conventions played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.

Rotary’s first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.

Over 350 attendees were ALL ABOARD For Our District Officer Installation on Friday, June 21st!
It was a wonderful, memorable evening we had at the historic Crystal Ballroom at the Rice in Houston,Texas for the Installation Gala celebrating our 2024-2025 Rotary club  presidents, Assistant Governors, and District Leadership Team! The highlight of the evening was the customary swearing in of Nancy Anderson, our 2024-2025 District 5890 Governor. 
The event a night to remember as we came together to honor our dedicated members and welcome our new District Governor.
Complimentary Valet Parking was generously provided for every guest generously provided by BMW Clear Lake & BMW Advantage-Midtown
District Governor Nancy is shown below with her loving and supportive family which were there to celebrate this exciting event.
2024-2025 District Governor Nancy Anderson and her District Conference Committee have been planning an exciting event to celebrate our year service to others. 
Join us on May 1-4, 2025 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center which is located on the beautiful and historic Texas A&M campus in College Station, TX.   Housed in a striking glass tower across from Kyle Field (96-yards to be exact) and near the Memorial Student Center, the hotel and conference center provides stunning accommodations for our conference.
Please click here to visit our 2025 District Conference webpage for links.  Below is an event flyer with QR codes to register, and also about sponsorships.
Watch the video below to learn more so you can start preparing to aboard our District 5890 Express Train to our 2025 District Conference!
Please click here to visit our 2025 District Conference webpage for links.  Below is an event flyer with QR codes to register, and also about sponsorships.
Do you know that the founder and creator of ClubRunner, Adel Asterbadi, was a Rotarian.  His daughters, Sarah and Halle Asterbadi, grew up in Rotary.  Sarah and Halle are co-founders of ClubRunner and they are taking their product an even higher level!  Click here to watch Sarah and Halle the new vision of ClubRunner.
ClubRunner is in 77 countries...29 languages, and 65 currencies!
From May 1-13, 2024, Rotarians in districts across the USA and beyond attended ClubRunner's FREE "2024 Changeover Series" webinars!  There were a total of 22 topics covered to help members learn more about creating a great website.
The staff at ClubRunner are working to convert the webinars into videos.  So far, there are 8 completed videos for you to view.  As more are processed, they will be added to this webpage.
Join Zach and Halle to kick off the Changeover Training Series where they talk about all the new features we've introduced in ClubRunner, what's coming up next and more on our vision.
- Introducing newer features like mobile app notifications, RI True Sync, and more.
- A brief explanation of what ClubRunner Nova will mean to all users.
- A glimpse into our product roadmap.
ClubRunner first announced the new version of ClubRunner in February and huge changes are underway. They're thrilled to showcase their progress with ClubRunner Nova and what to expect. This webinar will be hosted by the co-founders of ClubRunner.
Topics include:
- An introduction and overview of ClubRunner Nova.
- Our progress so far.
- What's coming next...and more!


This webinar will provide an overview of the District Grants module. From setting up applications to the approval process, we will go in depth on the full journey from both district and club perspectives. Topics include:
Overview of the Grants module
Setting up qualifying clubs and members
Customizing applications and email notifications
Overview of the grant approval workflow
Reviewing the club application process


An overview of all the major modules found within the club version.
Topics include:
- Overview of club version modules
- How to find your website and login
- Basic navigation of a ClubRunner website
- Exploring the Dashboard and menu within the member area
An overview of all the major modules found within ClubRunner's District version. Topics include:
- Exploring the Dashboard and menu within the member area
- Managing and synchronizing club data and contacts
- Managing the District Organization Chart and AG Section
- Creating and updating committees
- Sending broadcast emails
- Reviewing reports
This webinar gives an overview of how to manage your own club members on the District version. Aimed for club executives who don't have a ClubRunner club version subscription and are using the district version.
Topics include:
- How to gain access to use the district version
- How to add, terminate and manage transferring members
- Editing club information
- Adding, editing or removing club executives
- Brief introduction to RI integration (more in-depth coverage will be in the Advanced version of this webinar)
This webinar covers membership with a focus on advanced RI Integration. Aimed for club executives who don't have a ClubRunner club version subscription and are using the district version.
Topics include:
- Managing member and club information
- Managing RI Integration settings
- Reviewing the member & club integration archive
- Using member and executive compare & synchronize
- Integrating club information details with Rotary
More recordings will be added to this page as they become available.

When organizations and businesses partner with Rotary, our 1.4 million members amplify their impact, elevate our partner's brand, advance important causes, improve communities, and gain access to global connections.

For example, Rotary is a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. With help from our partners, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, we’ve made the world 99.9 percent polio-free.
Rotary and ShelterBox collaborate to provide emergency shelter and vital supplies to stabilize, protect, and support communities affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. 
Rotary partners with the U.S. Agency for International Development to assist countries in providing safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene services, while sustainably managing water resources.Rotary also works with UNICEF to provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of our WASH in Schools Target Challenge
Read more about our Partnerships (click here) and also our Collaborating Organizations (click here) and discover how .
"Rotary Means Business Through Service" (RMBTS) was started as a multi-club effort to provide Rotarians the opportunity to network with one another, do business with each other, and is a fun environment to invite prospective members to Rotary! All are welcome to join!
To start, the monthly meet-ups are a Happy Hour from 5 - 6:30pm at Escalante's Meyerland (590 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77096).
Save These Dates To Your Calendar!
Rotary District 5890 invites all of our Rotaractors & Rotarians to join us at the following District 5890 Networking Events: 
2024 Dates:
June 10th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
July 8th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
August 12th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
September 9th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
October 14th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
November 11th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
December 9th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
2025 Dates:
January 13th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
February 10th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Meyerland - Click for details
March 10th - 5 PM to 6:30 PM - at Escalante's Mayerland - Click for details
The agenda will be set & focused around personal/professional networking:
  • 5-5:20pm - Networking
  • 5:20-5:25pm - Welcome & Announcements 
  • 5:25-6:20pm - 45-60 Second Elevator Pitch (Name Top 3 Favorite Parts of Your Job/Profession?) / (one week may do a version of speed networking - get 5 minutes to talk with 9 different professionals, other creative ideas to mix it up)
  • 6:20-6:30pm - Joint Club SERVICE Collaboration & Adjourn
  • 6:30-Open Networking      
***Cash Bar-Buy your own drinks / Clubs covering cost of food/apps***
IMPORTANT: Rotarians are encouraged to invite a guest, whom you believe would greatly benefit from a powerful networking experience where they can connect with other SERVICE minded professionals who love Rotary.  Please consider who in your network exudes a high level of integrity, cares deeply about their community & would be an exemplary Rotarian - we are all committed to making them feel welcomed!  
Don't miss timely communications about “Rotary Means Business Through Service!” Join the WhatsApp group here: https://whatsapp.com/dl/ (open this link on a mobile device)
Contact: Sam Kelner, Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotary Club President 2024 - 2025
Rotary Leadership Institute(RLI)
Saturday, August 17th
8 AM to 2:45 PM
Limited to ONLY 20 Attendees!
At:  Alvin Rotary Club Bldg, 1304 S. Johnson, Alvin TX 
Cost:  $35/pp (Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Beverages)
Firm Deadline to Register:  August 7th
No Refunds After:  August 1st
No Walk-Ins due to Workshop Supplies & Meals
Rotary District 5910 & Rotary District 5890 Rotaractors & Rotarians are coming together to increase our knowledge about the Magic of Rotary!  
The Lone Star RLI Division reports that embership retention for districts that offered RLI was 72.6% versus districts without RLI was 43.6%.
One Texas Rotary district that has offered RLI classes for years has a 91.37% retention rate!
Why Attend? 
Having leadership skills does not alone assure good Rotary leadership! 
An effective Rotary leader must ALSO have ROTARY KNOWLEDGE...
A perspective about WHERE Rotary HAS BEEN...
RLI Facilitators:  Past District Governors, District Chiefs of Staff, plus District Committee Chairs that are RLI Graduates that have become Certified & Trained RLI Discussion Leaders.
The San Jacinto College Center for Petrochemical, Energy & Technology Center in Pasadena was a great facility to hold this great training event!
Special thanks to DGE Nancy Anderson and PDG Chris Schneider help everyone better understand the goals for our upcoming 2024-2025 Rotary year.  We also thank the Seabrook Rotarians for volunteering and making it a special event.
There were great General Sessions as well as excellent, interactive Break-out Sessions for ... Club Secretaries, Club Treasuers, Membership Chairs, Public Image Chairs, Presidents, President-Elects, President-Nominees and more for other areas of focus.
It was a great time to get involved with all that Rotary has to offer including inspiring sessions on multiple areas of focus.  
Annual "Vibrant Club Workshop" Focusing on Membership, Rotary Foundation & Using Public Image to Promote Your Club!
Saturday, September 21st
8 AM to Noon
It's FREE - But You Must Register!
Come learn more about "The Magic of Rotary" in presenting a positive public image, growing membership and doing good locally and around the globe through supporting the Rotary Foundation.
All club members are invited, especially your committee members of your Club Membership, Public Image, & Rotary Foundation Committees, plus Club Officers!
Newer members and "seasoned" members will share best practices and learn from one another on how to implement the Rotary trilogy, Rotary Foundation, Public Image & Membership) to optimize Rotary's reputation and image in our communities and beyond.
Coffee, juices and light breakfast pastries will be available.
Sessions begin promptly at 8:24am (That's 0834 hours)
Preliminary Agenda (as of July 24, 2024)
0801-0834 Check-In/Social Time - ALL
0834-0839 Welcome By District Governor Nancy Anderson
0839-0843 Prayer District Governor Nominee - Camille Hamilton
0843-0845 Pledge of Allegiance - District Governor Elect Tom Kelchner
0845-0848 4-Way Test Past District Governor Chris Schneider
0848-0938 "Presenting a Positive Public Image" - Chief of Staff Tommie Buscemi
0940-1018 "Enhancing Membership/Retention" - Chief of Staff Richard Brady
1018-1033 BREAK - ALL
1035-1118 "The Impact of Your Foundation Giving" - PDG Eric Liu, Chief of Staff District Rotary Foundation
1120-1159 Closing Remarks by District Governor Nancy Anderson
We look forward to seeing you, your club members, club officers & committee members there!
Chris Schneider
2012-2013 Past District Governor
District 5890 Learning Facilitator
C:  713-357-5140
Rotary District 5890 "Empowering Girls & Women" Peace Committee invites you a showing of the movie,
Friday, October 11, 2024
AMC Houston 8
510 Texas St. Houston, TX 77002
Net Proceeds Will Raise Awareness for Human Trafficking!
Come join us for an exciting movie night featuring "Sound of Freedom" at ACM Houston 8!
Get ready for a thrilling experience with your fellow Rotary members. This PG-13 movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and support two 501c(3) charities, UnboundNow and NTZ | No Trafficking Zone raising awareness for human trafficking.
Don't miss out on this in-person event - it's going to be a blast, plus we'll create awareness AND help two profits devoted to stopping human trafficking!
Sponsorship Opportunities:
For any other sponsorship levels mail completed form and check made payable to “The University Area Rotary Club Foundation”: Mr. Dick Stabell Rotary Club of University Area P.O. 980834 Houston, Texas 77098.
Please email your high-resolution logos to: sonya.heath@gmail.com Subject line: Logo
All sponsorships must be paid and names provided by October 1, 2024 to meet print deadlines.
● Full back page ad in the Program SOLD OUT
● 10 priority seats together
● Recognition as Event Underwriter:
   - Movie Program
   - Logo on screen during movie preview
● Recognition as “Executive Producer”
● Introductory remarks
$1,000.00 – DIRECTOR
● ½ page ad in the Program ONLY 9 LEFT
● Select Seating Together (8 seats)
● Recognition as “Director” Sponsor:
  - Movie Program
  - Logo on screen during movie preview
● Name in the Program
● Seating Together (5 seats)
● Recognition as “Movie Critic” Sponsor:
   - Movie Program
$20 – INDIVIDUAL TICKET (32 available)
● Seat assigned based on availability
● Fun night at the movies supporting Unbound and NTZ
It was exciting to open the April 2024 issue of Rotary Magazine and see the familiar face of District 5890 Rotarian Ed Pettitt.  His dedication to changing the way all of us think about out planet is life-changing.  Please click here to read the article.
Ed was also in a separate Rotary edition, "Heat is on for urban planners"   Click here to read this article.
Ed Pettitt is on a mission to cool down Houston's urban core! 
"Houston's heat problem is everyone's problem," says Pettitt, president of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline and a doctoral student in urban planning and environmental policy. "By addressing urban heat islands, we're taking a crucial step toward a cooler and more equitable future for our city."
With temperatures soaring, especially in low-income areas like the Third Ward, Pettitt's work highlights the urgent need for action. Through education and advocacy, he's striving to cool down the city and create a more equitable future for all. What local environmental issues would you like to tackle?
Excellent article in the March 2024 issue of "Rotary Magazine" featuring Dr. Isis Mejias, a 2012-2013 District 5890 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar and member of the Rotary e-Club of Houston.
Isis is a remarkable example of having a passion for changing the world through her relentless dedication to helping others through Rotary service.
As Past District Governor Bill Palko stated recently, "Dr. Mejias is a wonderful Rotarian with a passion for developing, implementing and completing Rotary global grant projects around the world. If you're lucky enough to have her as a friend, she's always there with a smile on her face happy to help you however she can. She's a blessing to Rotary and everything Rotary does."  
Please click here to read Rotary Magazine's "Where Are They Now?" section.
The Global Grants Scholarship Committee of District 5890 has awarded a conditional $30,000 Rotary Scholarship to Gwendolyn (Gwen) Hummel for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year. 
Gwen’s application is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, which is contributing $1,250 towards her costs, and will now begin her application to the Rotary Foundation for final review and approval.
Gwen has Master’s Degrees from both the University of Wyoming, her home state, and Colorado State University, and is currently a third-year PhD student at Baylor College of Medicine.  She plans to attend the University of Western Australia in Perth on her scholarship and is interested in pregnancy and pre-term birth.  “Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of infant death and early life disabilities and is responsible for 36% of deaths in infants under the age of 5.”
She has finished all course work for her PhD and will be enrolled at UWA for research purposes only in the Biomedical Sciences program.  She will be an active member of the School of Biomedical Sciences and is planning to attend and present in seminars and talks in the School of Biomedical Sciences, and workshops hosted by the King Edward Memorial Hospital Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic, the Western Australia Preterm Birth Prevention Initiative, and the Microbiome Consortium of Western Australia.  This will allow her to complete the final component of her dissertation.”
Thank you to the 1.4 million Rotarians around the world who contribute to the Rotary Foundation, which is helping to fund her future.
In August 2024, we will send all District 5890 Rotary clubs the application for the 2025-2026 Global Grant Scholarship.  Please reach out now to potential applications, and contact your former Interactors, RYLA Campers, and local universities to recruit individuals to apply to your club. 
Best wishes,
Bill Barmore & Jenna Buscemi
Rotary D5890 Scholarships Committee Co-Chairs

As Rotarians and Rotaractors, we joined Rotary to make a difference and connect with others in your communities.

To help us achieve our personal and professional goals, Rotary International is working with Toastmasters International to provide opportunities to grow your networks, your leadership and communication skills, and your impact within the community. 

Rotary clubs are encouraged to contact their local Toastmasters club and visit a meeting, plus invite their members to visit your Rotary or Rotaract Club.  Click here to find your local Toastmasters club. 

Click here to read entire article on www.Rotary.org.

We are honored to share with you that the District Governor Selection Committee conducted interviews on December 17th and have selected CAMILLE HAMILTON of the Rotary Club of Tomball to serve as our District Governor for the 2026-2027 Rotary year.
Camille is currently the Chief of Staff over Committees in our District, and she will now also hold the title of District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) for the remainder of this Rotary year. 
She is a seasoned Rotarian with more than 21 years of service to her community. Outside of Rotary, she has a long list of service accolades as well. I won't steal her thunder. Get to know her, and she will impress her with her passion for service. 

A few fun facts:
  • She's a Longhorn. Graduated from UT in 3.5 years.
  • She loves college football.
  • She has 3 grandkids. 
  • She likes Texas Wine.
  • Wednesday Rotary meetings are one of her favorite parts of her week. 
She was worried about not getting her Rotary fix for the next two weeks, but she is going to have plenty of Rotary to occupy her time.
This announcement begins a 14-day period of publication for input and challenge prior to formal notice to Rotary International. 
Please join me in congratulating our newest link in the District Governor Chain, Camille Hamilton.
Good wishes,
Heather Rimato
2023-2024 District 5890 Governor
Special thanks to Walter Ulrich, CEO & President of Medical Bridges in Houston for his following message to Rotary District 5890:
To  our dear friends at Rotary… Medical Bridges treasures the relationship and friendship that we have with each of you and with Rotary. You have made a blessed difference for us in our biotech lab, in our rural Texas program, in response to international prices, and with your gifts for Ukraine.
Rotary District 5890 and local Rotary Clubs are an integral part of the rich flow of desperately needed medical items to Ukraine and that is gratefully appreciated. As a result, Rotary is part of this very special award given to Medical Bridges for its service providing medical supplies and equipment for the people of Ukraine. You provided funding and some volunteers, and Medical Bridges did what we do best. This would not have happened without the generous gifts from Rotary. This war is grinding on, and more help will continue to be needed.
This gracious and precious recognition by President Zelensky is special, but every day is special because with your long-standing support of Medical Bridges, you are improving health and saving lives in Ukraine and 104 countries whose needs are dire throughout the world… Walter.

Click button below to learn more about this service project!