Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

 
 
Rotary District 5750 supports the great work of 37 active community-based clubs with nearly 2,000 Rotarians.  In addition to our clubs’ amazing and impactful work, our District also promotes incredible programs that enrich lives near and far. To find out more, check out www.rotary.org to find a club near you or peruse our club directory in the menu above to visit your nearest club this week!
 
DISTRICT 5750 NEWS
Celebrate Rotary on February 23 through Random Acts of Kindness
 
On February 23, 1905, the first Rotary club meeting was organized in Chicago, Illinois by Paul Harris with only 4 in attendance. Today, Rotary has 1.22 million members worldwide in over 35,000 Rotary clubs in nearly 200 countries. It’s amazing to recognize the world-impact of Rotary while also realizing that it falls on the shoulders of individual Rotarians working together.
 
Rotary International President-Elect Mark Maloney has set a goal asking Rotarians to include our family in Rotary and Rotary within our family. As a second-generation Rotarian and mother to (hopefully) two future Rotarians, I’m so thankful! There is no greater gift than sharing the legacy of Rotary and Service Above Self. My mother gave me the gift of Rotary, and on February 23rd, I invite you, your family, and your friends to celebrate Rotary with a Day of Random Acts of Kindness.
 
The beauty of Random Acts of Kindness is that you seek out opportunities to brighten someone’s day or lend a helping hand. Of course, it’s always a treat to find out that the stranger in line ahead of you paid for your coffee, but the grandest gesture is to truly recognize the unique needs of those around you.
 
For me, I’ll never forget when my mother and I were in the waiting room at Procure Proton Therapy before one of her radiation treatments. A woman approached us with a basket full of homemade, crocheted hats in various colors and sizes. The woman explained that she enjoyed crocheting and knew that many cancer sufferers lose their hair in treatment, so she took her hobby to the next level and decided to crochet hats for the children and adults who went to Procure for treatment. It was heartwarming.
 
Inspired, I asked my children (Ainsley who is 5 and Hill who is 9) how we could brighten someone’s day; they suggested writing a nice note to encourage someone who was having a hard time or bringing donuts as a surprise to our teachers.
 
The most fun, truly random act of kindness a friend and I did was write and strategically place encouraging post-it notes (already purchased) around Target in the baby aisles. We thought some parents might appreciate a pick-me-up note of “I promise you will sleep again. Hang in there!” or “The hours are long but the days are short. You’re doing great!”
 
There are so many possibilities! I hope you will celebrate Rotary in this way on February 23rd! Thank you for all you do for your community in your service through Rotary.
Since Rotary was founded 113 years ago, its role in the world and in the lives of its members has been in a state of continuous evolution. In its earliest days, Rotary offered its members a way to find fellowship and friendship and to build connections within their communities. Soon after, service found a place in Rotary, and as our organization expanded, so did its influence. In time, Rotary’s service, supported by our Rotary Foundation, would change the lives of families and communities across the world. We formed partnerships and focused our service to increase our impact. We launched the world’s largest public-private health initiative, partnering with...
Our new MOP - By Laws have been almost unanimously approved by our District Electors. They will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The MOP - By Laws are a complete revision of our soon to be previous document and it will bring us an up-to-date, modern, more relevant and workable framework for managing and growing our District. 
 
You can find the current By-Laws, as well as the new approved By-Laws and Manual of Procedure under "District Documents" here
 

District Governor Calendar

FEBRUARY 2019 – Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
  • February 3 - DGND selection
  • February 3 – First WINGS of Rotary meeting 
  • February 7 – Conference planning @ Fassler Hall 5 pm  
  • February 11 – EOC Rotary Annual Valentine’s Dinner - Click here for ticket info
  • February 15 – Clinton Rotary Chili Dinner & Silent Auction at 6 pm
  • February 15-16 – Mid-America President-Elect Training Seminar (MAPETS) Facilitator Training, Ft. Smith, AR
  • February 21 – PE's, get your PETS hotel reservation in; MAPETS hotel block closes!
  • February 22 – Midtown OKC Rotary Spelling Bee(r) – Click here for ticket info
  • February 23 – World Rotary Day – Celebrate with Random Acts of Kindness #rotarykindness 
 
MARCH 2019 – Water and Sanitation Month
  • March 2 – Rotary District Membership Training – Best Western in Stillwater, OK
  • March 3 – Wings of Rotary meeting 
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 9 – Rotary Uncorked – fellowship social at Farfalla Winery in Yukon – Over 21 welcome
  • March 11-17 World Rotaract Week
  • March 15 – 26 – Wings of Rotary inbound students in Oklahoma
  • March 25 – Inbound WINGS Sayonara party at 6 pm
  • March 28-30 Mid-America PETS  @ Doubletree Hotel in Fort Smith, AR
 
APRIL 2019 – Maternal and Child Health Month
  • April 6 – Rotaract/Interact Summit in Norman
  • April 10 – DG Citation due by email
 
MAY 2019 – Youth Service Month
  • May 3-4 – District Conference in Sulphur @ Artesian
  • May 15 – District Grants deadline for club submissions
 
JUNE 2019 – Rotary Fellowships Month
  • June 1-5 – Rotary International Convention, Hamburg, Germany
 
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