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Above:  Heather Rimato and her son, Rylan Morrison
Heather Rimato, a proud Brazosport Rotarian, lives in Pearland with her son, Rylan Morrison, who is a frequent flyer in District 5890 and a champion for polio eradication. Heather is an insurance agent and owner of Rimato Insurance in Lake Jackson, Texas where she has worked for 25 years.
Heather joined the Brazosport Rotary Club in September of 2007 where she has worn many hats including Secretary, Youth Services Chair, Fundraising Chair and  served as Club President for the 2018-2019 Rotary year. Interact has been a passion, and Brazosport Rotary has chartered several clubs. She was recognized as Rotary District 5890 Interact Advisor of the Year in 2018 and continues to mentor Interact students.
Having not yet added the word “No” to her vocabulary, she has served as an Assistant Governor from 2019-2021, said “yes” to a 3-year seat on the District Finance Committee starting in 2021, and stays active with the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.  
Sharing Rotary with Rylan has been and will continue to be the great Rotary moment for her.  
Heather is a Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor, and Rylan has earned his PH+3 and has a goal of becoming a Major Donor before he becomes an official Rotarian.
It's so close to home, so grab your flip flops & join us!
Attend The District Conference - The Earlier You Register...The More You $ave!
$450 District Conference Registration Fee - See Discounts Below:
$100 Discount if paid by October 31, 2023
$75 Discount if paid by January 31, 2024
$50 Discount if paid by April 1, 2024
Cancellation Policy: 
Cancel by January 1, 2024:  Receive a 100% refund
Cancel between January 1, 2024 & March 31, 2024:  Receive a 50% refund
After March 31, 2024:  No refund will be given
San Jacinto College Center for Petrochemical, Energy & Technology Center
7901 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505
Cost:  $15/PP Advance or $20 at the Door
Bring potential, new members & seasoned member so they can discover the Magic of Rotary!
Our District 5890 All Club Assembly is a once-a-year workshop for all members and club leadership teams plus those wanting to learn more about Rotary and why we do what we do!

Calling ALL Leaders ... Club Assembly one-a-year workshop for all members of club leadership teams and those aspiring to become more involved in club or district leadership...or exploring all the facets of Rotary!

There will be General Sessions as well as 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. This is a great time to get involved with all that Rotary has to offer. We will offer leadership development as well as inspiring sessions on areas of focus Rotary 101.

This is a great opportunity to gather and share ideas with members across the district and learn best practices. Whether you've been in Rotary 1 month or 20+ years; there is something for everyone here.

Coffee, juices, and light breakfast will be available for your indulgence.

Sessions will begin promptly at 8:19am

ALL ABOARD For Our District Officer Installation
The Crystal Ballroom at The Rice, 909 Texas Avenue,
Houston, 77002
Join us for a memorable evening at the Crystal Ballroom At the Rice in Houston, Texas! The Rotary District 5890 Installation Dinner is an exciting event where we celebrate the installation of our new Rotary Club leaders including our very own Nancy Anderson, our 2024-2025 District Governor!
This event promises to be a night to remember as we come together to honor our dedicated members and welcome our new District Governor.
Complimentary Valet Parking for every guest generously provided by BMW Clear Lake & BMW Advantage-Midtown
From May 1-13, 2024, discover exciting updates and learning opportunities with ClubRunner's "2024 Changeover Series" FREE webinars! 
View the 22 topics and register (when you register, you'll immediately receive and email with the Zoom meeting link:  https://site.clubrunner.ca/page/changeover-training  
Note that listed times are NAEDT (North American "Eastern Time") and includes 15-minutes of Q&A at the end.
All webinars are FREE, so any member can attend.  Recruit members that might be interested in taking on a role with your website. 
Each webinar will be recorded and within 2-weeks after all the webinars have concluded, links will be posted on our D5890 website.
District Officers:
If you are a District Officer, please register for the webinars on May 1st and 2nd plus any others that apply to your position.
 What if your club doesn't use ClubRunner?
The May 3 and 4th "District Version for Club Executives" webinars are focused on training club executives that do not have a ClubRunner club version subscription, and use the District version to manage their members and data.
The following webinars are focused on training Club Executives:
Note to Club Executives:  Since you will be accessing our Rotary District 5890 Administration page periodically from July 1st - June 30, 2024, please register to attend the May 3 & 4 webinar for "District Version for Club Executives:  Club Executive Training on District Version" 
  • Presidents
  • Secretaries
  • Treasurers
  • Club Members
  • Club Administrators
  • Event Planners
  • Membership Chairs
  • Grant Administrators (District and Global)
  • Web Administrators & Designers (webmasters)
  • Content Editors
  • District Executives
Each webinar description includes a notation about who should attend such as "Club Secretaries", " Club Treasurers", "Event Planners" etc. 
Some topics note if they are "Beginner" level or "Advanced" level. 
UNICEF, which is one of Rotary's Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, is premiering their "Heart Strings: Connection to the World’s Children" Exhibit in Houston on March 22 - April 7 at POST Houston located at 401 Franklin Street, Houston 77201.
Rotary's work to eradicate polio will be prominently featured in the exhibit. 
UNICEF USA is offering special pricing to Rotarians with 10% off in gratitude for our longstanding partnership with a dedicated ticketing page. The exhibit is family-friendly and available in both English and Spanish.  For special Rotary pricing, use this link:  For timed-entry tickets and more details, click this.
Link to learn more, use this link:https://heartstringsunicef.org/houston/
To read Houstonia Magazine's article about the exhibit - Click Here.
About New Exhibit Coming to Houston!
We're excited share with you about Heartstrings: Connection to the World’s Children, a new interactive and immersive exhibit curated by UNICEF USA that will bring the global challenges faced by the young to the forefront.

This multi-city exhibit will kick off in Houston and run from March 21 to April 7. It is part of a 13-city journey including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, over the next two years that will bring this exhibit to over 200,000 people. The event represents a collaborative effort to connect communities with the realities of kids worldwide.

The immersive display will be carried out across eight zones in Post Houston, each dedicated to highlighting core pillars crucial for the success and future of the world’s youth. The first part of the exhibit talks about birth to a few years old, and what it’s like being a child, as way to connect people to the things that are important for children those first 1,000 days of their lives. Other sections in the show explore themes such as education and the importance of being heard.

Spotlight on Polio Eradication
What’s most exciting to me as a Rotarian is that within the exhibit, our work to eradicate polio will be prominently featured. A photo and story will depict this live saving work, and Rotary International will be featured for our partnership with UNICEF.

Rotary International along with the Gates Foundation are the only two organizations named in the exhibit, and our logo will also be featured as a partner at the entryway. Our work will be shared with hundreds of thousands of visitors to the exhibit, and we’re hopeful that many

Rotarians will want to go to the exhibit with their families to take pride in our polio eradication efforts, attend as a special club outing or attract prospective members to join us.

To learn more about what you’ll experience during this exhibit, please view the first 1:45 of this video or read more in a recent issue of Houstonia Magazine.

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.
Join us Friday, February 23rd to celebrate Rotary International's 119th Birthday at our District 5890 "Family of Rotary" All Club Dinner!
Special Guests: Jennifer Jones, Past President of Rotary International, and her husband, DGE Nick Krayacich (Rotary D6400).
$1,500 - VIP TABLE (Premium seating, one drink ticket per person, FREE Expo Table and photo with Past RI President Jennifer and DGE Nick
$1,000 - Table of 10 - FREE Project Expo Table
$500 Power Couple (two seats at premium table)
$150 Individual Ticket
5:30 PM - Private Reception for registered Major Donors, Arch Klumph, White Hat Society & Bequest Society members
6:00 PM - General Reception, Expo Tables, and Cash Bar
7:00 PM - Dinner with Guest Speaker Jennifer Jones, Past RI President
9:00 PM - Event concludes
For questions, please contact event co-chairs, PDG Eric Liu and Sandra Liu:  SandraLiu5890@gmail.com
Rotary District 5890 will once again sponsor a district-wide essay scholarship competition for active 12th grade Interact members who are graduating in 2024 and are College, Trade or Vocational school bound.  Rotary District Governor Heather Rimato has budgeted a total of $6,000.00 for the 4-Way Test Essay Contest.  
Karla Christman (RC of Brazosport) has been selected to serve as the Chair of the District 5890 Four-Way Test Essay Contest Scholarship.
The 4-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and members recite it at club meetings.  Click here to learn more about Rotary's guiding principles.
The competition focuses on all or any part(s) of Rotary International’s 4-Way Test:
Of the things we think, say, or do:
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Deadline for entries:
  1. Students must submit their completed essay as an electronic Word document and the signed cover sheet to their HS Interact club Sponsor no later than Saturday, February 18, 2023.
  2. High School Interact Club Sponsors should do the following:
    • Review the forms for accuracy and completeness.
    • Sign the Cover Sheet indicating eligibility and send it in as a PDF attachment or mail it in separately.
    • E-mail the essay as an electronic Word Document and the Completed Cover sheet to Erica Alderete at ealderete.rotary@gmail.com no later than February 25, 2023.
  3. These deadlines are binding:
  • February 18, 2024:  Senior Interactors should submit their essay entry and signed Cover Sheet to their HS Interact Club Sponsor for verification and signature of eligibility.
  • February 25, 2024:  HS Interact Club Sponsor should email each essay and Cover Sheet to Erica Alderete at ealderete.rotary@gmail.com
  • February 25, 2024:  Judging process begins.
  • March 11, 2024:  Judges submit essay ratings to the Essay Contest Chair
  • March 15, 2024:  Winners and HS Interact Sponsors will be notified of results.
  • March 23, 2024:  Winners will be recognized at the District 5890 Interact Conference
Visit our Interact District 5890 webpage.
Rotary District 5890 invites all of our members to join us on February 20, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come network with other Rotarians & Rotaractors! 
Guests are welcome, so bring family, friends and co-workers!
We have 76 attendees registered as of February 5th...so come join us!
True Anomaly Brewing Company 2012 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003
Hosted by Rotary District 5890 & the Rotary Club of Innovation
Event Details:
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m 
  • Cash Bar & Light Hors D'oeuvres
  • Come network with other Rotarians & Rotaractors!
  • Bring your business cards!
  • Feel free to bring a guest (family, friend or co-workers)!
Rotary:  The original "Social Network!"  Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
As Rotarians we embrace the original foundations of what the Rotary club was based on as we adhere to the Four Way Test.  This networking event offers opportunities to start conversations and establish relationships with local leaders and influencers, to raise awareness of what Rotary and your club do and the progress they’ve made, and inspire action in your community.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, contact District Governor – Nominee, Dr. Tom Kelchner at tomrotarydg2526@empowerednetwork.us
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
It's that time again!  Our 3-day weekend RYLA Camp is a great opportunity for our high school studens to learn important lessons in leadership, lessons in communication, and well, overall it's also just a great reason to spend some time in nature (don't worry, we have cabins and running water).  Click to learn more!
Camp RYLA strengthens leadership skills and capabilities of high school students through three days of physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual challenges through problem solving, teamwork, and interaction with other outstanding students, volunteer counselors and motivational speakers. 

Our 2024 District 5890 RYLA Camp will be held February 9-11th and the $350 Registration fee is paid by the sponsoring Rotary Club, not the student, parents, or Interact club.  

RYLA Camp is one of Rotary International's Youth Programs.  RYLA Campers gain an appreciation for how important the Object of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test are in establishing moral and ethical values and the ideals of Service Above Self.  RYLA includes programs on topics designed to teach those things seen as vital ingredients in successful leaders such as fundamentals of leadership, problem solving and conflict management, building self-confidence and self-esteem, elements of community and global citizenship, sportsmanship, competition, physical fitness, spirituality and character.

By working with today's leaders, Camp RYLA is trying to help guarantee a bright future for today's and tomorrow's generations.  The sessions at Camp RYLA provide informal talks by selected speakers followed by discussion groups.  Camp RYLA looks to remove the "generation gap" between adult and youth leaders and to foster understanding and goodwill for those who participate through its rap sessions and recreational activities in a beautiful setting.  RYLA Scholars are selected through a 200 word essay as part of the application process. 

RYLA Scholars are recognized by the District Governor at completion of the program during the presentation of "Certificate of Attendance" ceremony.

The following are Rotary objectives for RYLA:

  • To further demonstrate Rotary’s respect and concern for youth.
  • To encourage and assist selected youth leaders and potential leaders in methods of responsible and effective voluntary youth leadership by providing them with a training experience.
  • To encourage continued and stronger leadership of youth by youth. (To that end, we are including the leadership of our District Interact Clubs.)
  • To encourage youth to become role models for their friends facing decisions and important social issues.
  • To publicly recognize the high qualities of many young people who are rendering service to their communities as youth leaders.
Please let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, Camper!
Quinn Edgecombe
2023-2024 Rotary District 5890 RYLA Committee Chair
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
It's Time For Our 2024 Rotary at The Rodeo!
March 14, 2024
Rotary Group Seating is in Section 524
Limited to the First 125 to Purchase Tickets* - Click to purchase tickets!
*You can't purchase a Rodeo ticket only - Rodeo tickets are only available if you purchase the "Full Ride" package that includes the Rodeo ticket and meal plan for $80 -  See "Ticket" section below
Tickets are available now by visiting our Rotary District 5890 Events Calendar and clicking March 14th.
Parking is not included, so you will need to either pay to park or use a Park and Ride.
Rotary at the Rodeo will be Thursday, March 14th and tickets are $45 each in Section 524.   
District Governor Heather Rimato is so excited to have this opportunity to get to enjoy a night of fellowship together as a Rotary District at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!  Come join the fun and remember that this event is a great way to introduce prospective members to the FUN we have.  It's also a great event for family, friends, Interactors, Rotaractors, and Rotary Youth Exchange Students!
The concert entertainment during the Rodeo will be the amazing & talented Zac Brown Band! 

We will have the traditional BBQ dinner beforehand for $35 per person.  The rodeo ticket block is limited to the first 125 to register, and the dinner can accommodate more for those that already have tickets but want to join the fun, or if you won't be attending the show inside NRG.  
*You can't purchase a Rodeo ticket only.
You can either:
1.  Purchase the "Full Ride" package that includes a Rodeo ticket and meal plan for $80, or
2.  The "Meal Plan" only for $35 (if you already have your own Rodeo tickets or if you won't be attending the show inside NRG)

March 14th Schedule:
4:30 PM - Social & Cash Bar 
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM -  BBQ Buffet  
5:45 PM - Welcome remarks from DG Heather Rimato
6:40 PM - Last Call for Cash Bar
6:45 PM - Rodeo Begins!
7 PM - Buffet Room Closes
9 PM (Approximately) The Zac Brown Concert Starts
I am serving as the 2024 District 5890 Rotary at the Rodeo Committee Chair, so feel free to contact me so I can answer your questions.   Once you purchase your ticket(s), I will send your ticket(s) electronically plus details on dinner location.  
Genevieve Rowland
281-904-7014 - cell
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!