At our recent District 5890 Conference held in Fort Worth, District Governor Mindi Snyder presented awards to Rotarians and Rotary clubs for their outstanding service during the 2022-2023 Rotary Year.
Each of these special people and clubs went above and beyond on a regular basis to make our world a better place and are very much appreciated and worked especially hard this year.  A very special heartfelt THANK YOU to each of them and please congratulate and celebrate them for they are a big part of the success we have had as a District this year. 
"Service Above Self Award" – Wayne Beaumier, Cypress-Fairbanks
Each year there are only 150 Rotarians, out of 1.4 million members, awarded this special recognition worldwide.  This prestigious award for Rotarians and Rotaractors who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents.
Art Bautista, University Area Rotary Club
Art received this award in recognition of his dedicated service and outstanding service for helping save and change lives.
  • Small Club of the Year:  Austin County
  • Medium Club of the Year:  Weimar
  • Large Club of the Year:  Bellaire/Southwest Houston
  • Small Club President of the Year:  Sarah Davis, Spring Klein
  • Medium Club President of the Year:  Quinn Edgecombe, Houston Skyline
  • Large Club President of the Year:  Rocky Blair, Katy
  • Assistant Governor of the Year:  Phil Hampton, Houston
  • #1 per capita giving TRF Annual Fund - Richmond $856.10
  • Going the Distance Award – Interact, Kim Scofield, Seabrook
  • Going the Distance Award – Interact, Frank Parilla, West U
  • Going the Distance Award - Growing Interact, Emi Chemat, Cypress Fairbanks
  • Going the Distance Award – Rotary Youth Exchange Mentor, Alan Wylie, Space Center
  • Going the Distance Award – Rotary Youth Exchange Mentor, PDG Nick Giannone, e-Club
  • Going the Distance Award – Bill Haglund, Memorial-Spring Branch
  • Going the Distance Award – Rebecca Maddux, Harrisburg
  • Going the Distance Award – Judy Harwell, Bellaire/ Southwest Houston
  • Going the Distance Award – Raleigh Bales, Jr., Sugar Land
  • Going the Distance Award – The Rotary Foundation, Barbara Franklin, Brazosport
  • Going the Distance Award – Membership, Stacy Brevard, Cypress-Fairbanks
  • Going the Distance Award – Public Image, Tommie and Charlie Buscemi, Kingwood
We congratulate all of the above Rotarians for their outstanding service, and commitment to improving the lives of people in their own communities and abroad.