This year’s District Conference is fast approaching and plans are being made to have an informative and useful program at our “Fiesta of Service” on the Riverwalk in San Antonio on April 26th through 29th.  Highly recommended for new Rotarians and seasoned Rotarians to attend.  Great information, inspirational, and FUN with Rotarians from all other clubs in our district.
April 26, 2016 - April 29, 2018
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
123 Losoya St. 
San Antonio, Texas 78205
To register for a room please go to:  Passkey Link:
Cancellation Policy:
No refund if cancelled after April 15, 2018
Our District 5890 has a tradition of doing a service project to benefit the local community where our conference is held, and we’ll have two wonderful District Conference Service Projects benefiting the military patients in San Antonio:
Cost:  $20,000  
This has been on the “wish list” of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, but could not be built due to a lack of funding.  They said this would be “an impactful donation of great value as it would be long-lasting” due to the fact that the PTRP facility helps military patients live independently while still receiving therapy to learn the skills needed to successfully reintegrate back into the community after their multiple injuries. 
Purpose:  Walking a labyrinth is a type of moving meditation for patients at the facility which can clear their mind for facing life’s challenges.  The spiritual benefits of walking a labyrinth include sensory awakening, reconnecting with self, sense of destination, restoration, and safety.  A “Rotary District 5890” recognition plaque will be placed near the labyrinth. 
How can you or your Rotary club help?  Make a contribution by issuing a check payable to:   District 5890 Charities, Inc., c/o Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Ave., Pasadena, TX 77505.
Items needed:  Socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, body wash (no bar soap), mouthwash (must be alcohol free), underwear (various sizes of briefs/boxers are needed). 
Visit this VA Hospital:  On Friday, April 27th, a group of thirty-five District 5890 Rotarians will be transported via vans to this VA hospital for an opportunity to visit patients, plus deliver much need comfort items that we’ll pack into bags.  Gift bags will be given to the patients, plus we leave additional bags that the hospital staff will distribute to patients.
How your club can help:  Collect items, and bring them to our District Conference Registration Desk in the hotel when you arrive in San Antonio.  We’ll collect the items and pack them into bags which we’ll take to the hospital on Friday, April 27th.
  • Service Project Contact:  Charlie Buscemi at or 713-598-7129 (Cellular).