Welcome to District 5690
Dear Rotarians,
A few years back it was shared to me that three major reasons a person joined Rotary were networking, fellowship and community service.  I assume most of you fall into one of these categories.  I know I did when I joined my local club in 1988.  You started out with one purpose and over time that purpose has changed.  It is hard for me to imagine where I started and where I am at today.  It is truly a gift and an honor to serve as your District 5690 Governor for the 2018-2019 year.
The theme for the 2018-2019 year is “Be The Inspiration”.  As I travel around this year I will be asking you what inspires you and how can you inspire others.  You see each one of you have special gifts and talents.  Your gifts and talents are an asset to you, your Rotary Club and your community.  Every major project in Rotary was started by an individual or a small group of individuals.  They were inspired to make things better, to make a difference or to change the world.  Every one of you can do the same thing.  In fact, you have done this already because you inspired me to be a Governor and I want to thank you for your support.
I look forward to our time together this year.  I want to hear about all your club projects and share with me how you plan to inspire others.  The time and energy you put into your club is awe inspiring to me.  Look around the tables in your Rotary Club and get excited to inspire others to make this year great for your local Rotary Club.  Go out and “Be The Inspiration”.
Thank you for being an inspiring Rotarian.
Yours in Rotary,
Sterling G. Hall


Have you missed one or more of the Joint-District webinars?  Well, do not dismay, we have recorded and uploaded the previous webinars on YouTube.  Below are the links for the previous webinars.  Consider sharing these links with your Club board members, committee chairs and your entire club membership. 
RYLA webinar link:  https://youtu.be/JTMzeUKnOd8
Membership webinar link:  https://youtu.be/TnqW18IyEZA
Goals, Planning and Calendar 2018 - Your video link is at: https://youtu.be/rKNnyipuz9s
Project Management - Your video link is at: https://youtu.be/jpWRRgEx2VQ
Global Grants - Your video link is at: https://youtu.be/FFJZP7y0wAw
AG Training - Your video link is at: https://youtu.be/a0xgKMe1AK8
Some people may define a leader as one who is in charge of a group or activity. However, a true leader is a servant first. Rotary Leadership Camp offers an opportunity to discuss the possibilities and responsibilities of being a servant leader, and highlights what Rotary is doing in different communities! Throughout the camp students will learn about themselves and others, and about motivation and teamwork. The students will discover that he or she cannot be a leader without being a servant first.
May 29 to June 2, 2019
CLICK HERE to find out more information on how you or a high school student you know can be a part of Rotary Leadership Camp!
District Office
Kent Erb, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
921 W 17th St
Newton, KS  67114
Cell: 316-772-6447
Rotary 5690
Upcoming Events

Wichita, KS
February 28 - March 2, 2019

Winfield, KS
May 29 - June 2, 2019

Rotary International Convention
Hamburg, Germany
June 1-5, 2019

District Conference
Wichita, KS
October 11 - 13, 2019

If you have an upcoming event and would like to see it listed, please send us information by email to d5690treasurer@gmail.com