About Our Rotary District

Welcome to Rotary District 5190

Rotary District 5190 is one of the largest districts in the world, covering over 96,000 miles in area! We are so large and far apart that we are divided into 13 geographic areas. By working together in their respective areas our clubs are able to give back to their local communities stronger than would possible for a single club. We do great things in our communities and the world. We welcome you to visit with us and hopefully consider joining us in "Doing Good In The World".

From The Back of The Bike. . . 

December is “Disease Prevention and Treatment” month on the Rotary calendar. I am so proud of the Clubs in District 5190 that held an event commemorating Rotary’s effort to eradicate polio from the face of the earth; an amazing “Disease Prevention” effort. We had Polio Walks, Pizza, Pints, Fried Pickles for Polio, gatherings at restaurants, in parks, in Club meetings, Purple Pinkies, presentations and more. Please send pictures of the event to Randy Rascati or post them at #5190PolioDay.

Chris and I cannot adequately express our thanks to all of you for the hospitality and support as we traveled District 5190. With three Clubs left to visit we have been moved, inspired, and impressed by Clubs and individual Rotarians making connections and creating lasting change. The projects, programs, and partnerships have been amazing. We are so proud to have the opportunity to serve all the great Clubs in District 5190!

As we move on through this year, I encourage you to reach out to our District team for support or assistance. The team is there simply to support the Clubs. If you have questions about or would like assistance with any aspect of Rotary from Administration to Foundation to International Service to Membership to Vocational Service to Websites (or anything in between) we are ready and willing. Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses are in the District Directory or we are reachable via the District website.

As we come to Christmas and the Holiday Season and pause to share and reflect upon the goodwill and blessing that being a part of the amazing Rotary family offers and provides please accept our thanks and prayers for each and every one of you and yours.

“When spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work become monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, Just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Randy Van Tassell
District Governor 2019-2020
Rotary International District 5190





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