Grab your boots...pack your bags & saddle up!  
Our herd is headin' to Fort Worth for our 2023 Rotary District 5890 Conference on April 27-30, 2023!
The District Conference Committee has been working together to plan an "District 5890 Texas-Size Celebration" to help all of us celebrate the great work that our clubs have done to help others.


Date:  April 27-30, 2023
Location:  Hilton Fort Worth - $179/night - Hotel Reservation Link  *room block expired April 5th
Conference Registration:  $395 (After Jan 31, 2023)
Rotaractor:  $225
Conference Golf Tournament - Thursday, April 27th - Tierra Verde Golf Club
Our RI Representative is not only Rotarian Becky Giblin who is the Chair of Rotaract Oceania Multi District Information Organization from Auckland, New Zealand, but also a Rotaract Rockstar who we will learn so much from as she shares her passionate stories about how we will grow Rotary together.  This quote on her Linkedin Profile speaks volumes "Creating opportunities to help make a difference is what drives me and I firmly believe in people and their ability to do great things when given the chance to do what they love."
And don't forget that we will celebrate all of the outstanding recipients of the awards for President and Club of the Year in the 3 size categories of small, medium and large, as well as see who wins the coveted Rotarian and AG of the year award.  We will also honor our very special Service Above Self recipient for his prestigious award. 
Don't forget to get your District Annual Fund Raffle tickets to Fort Worth as the drawing will be held there for a 4 night trip for up to 6 guests to the awesome Coastal Cozumel Beach Villa plus airfare.  We want to make sure that our Annual Fund Donations live up to the District 5890 expectations so after we share about some exciting global grant projects that we are currently supporting, we will also be asking for clubs to help support future projects as 50% of the donations to the Annual Fund this year will be returned during DGND Dr. Tom Kelchner's year to support District and Global Grants.  
Final reminder is for the District Service Project which is also a fundraiser for Polio to help meet the minimum level $50 Million Gates 2-to-1 Match as we are selling the Zoo of Love Animals and there is a PowerPoint attached that shares the beautiful story of how this not only will benefit the children at Cook's Children's Hospital when we deliver the animals to them, but supports Polio which we are committed to help END and also supports a Woman Owned Business that supports employees with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Thank you to all of our Clubs that have exceeded the requested $1,500.00 Polio donation per club and it is not too late for everyone else  At a minimum we would really like to see 100% of our clubs supporting Polio so buying a few $40 stuffed animals to be donated for this Service Project will help you get there if you have not done your own Polio Fundraiser.  We must continue to advocate and push to End Polio!  This has been a very long-term effort and Rotary needs to help see it to the end by doing all we can to spread awareness and raise funds. 
This is always a fun time to really get to know your District 5890 Rotary family and to enjoy and celebrate together all of the memories made this year.  If you have photos to share, Nguyen Nguyen (Rotary e-Club of Houston) will work to put us together some special moments from our Imagine Rotary year so please reach out to him to see how to get those to him at and watch for them on the BIG SCREEN.
See you all in Fort Worth if I don't see you out and about at the many upcoming events first!  Thank you all for your continued service. 
Mindi Snyder 
El Campo Rotary Club
District Governor 2022-23
Rotary International District 5890
2169 Wilson Road, El Campo, TX  77437