to the Rotarians of District 5690
Welcome to District 5690! This is the home of 32 Rotary clubs and over 1550 Rotarians in Kansas and Oklahoma doing good in our community and world every day. Cheryl and I welcome you to the District 5690 website and hope you find us exciting.
It is my pleasure to be District Governor for 2016-17. I have been a Rotarian for over 25 years and have found it to be a journey and NOT a destination. Rotary has been evolving during that time and will continue to change as our world changes. In 2017, we will celebrate the 100th birthday of our Rotary Foundation that fuels all of our service projects worldwide. We continue to move to a Polio-free world with only 2 countries remaining. It will be a great day when we can shout, “ROTARY ERADICATED POLIO!”
Rotarians are very busy individuals that unite leaders, exchange ideas, and take action. The Rotary Clubs of District 5690 are the “go to” club in their community. Historically Rotarians see a job, do it, and then move on to the next project. If you want to join Rotary, check out a club and contact them. You can join the 1.2+ millon Rotarians in over 150 countries that are doing good worldwide.
It is impossible to list all of the projects that District 5690 completes each year from youth, clean water, community projects, and the list goes on and on. Check out this website to see just a sampling of the many projects in District 5690 and around the world.
Cheryl and I have been blessed to meet and host people from all over the world. I love thoughts for the day and my favorite is, “Nothing Happens Unless First The Dream”. We have found that this thought for the day describes Rotary. If you are a part of this dream, Rotary, congratulations. If you want to be a part, contact us. We want to share in your dreams and help Rotary serve humanity.
E Dean Kennedy, District Governor 2016-17
Thousands of Rotary members, motivated by a special invitation from Pope Francis, gathered at the Vatican in Rome on Saturday to celebrate a message of compassion, inclusiveness, and service to humanity.
At midmorning, the group -- numbering some 9,000 members from 80 countries -- made its way through the congested streets of Rome, past the tight security surrounding St. Peter's Square, and settled into the area reserved for Rotary in front of St. Peter's Basilica for the Jubilee audience.