Rotary District Conference | District 5910 | April 5-7, 2019
Be the Inspiration!
What inspires you to be a Rotarian? District Governor John Hathaway’s 3 Peas in a Pod is the theme
for his year and the cornerstone for his conference: Peace, Polio and Participation. The Woodlands,
a master planned community, as the venue for this year’s district conference, is an escape from the
everyday for our guests and an inspirational backdrop where all people can live, work, play and worship.
Rotary is not just about service above self – it is about having fun. At this year’s conference,
we will not only provide inspirational speakers and programs for Rotarians, we are also offering
activities for the children of Rotarians. This allows you to be engaged not only with the conference
but with your family as everyone enjoys the amenities of The Woodlands.
The tranquil setting of this year’s conference is a staycation for some and a getaway for others.
The Marriott is just steps away from exceptional shopping experiences, miles of walking paths, golfing,
trolley, kayaking, swan paddle boats, the Children’s Museum, wine tasting flights and much more.
There is lots to do without even getting into your car! This blend of urban Houston life and the
Piney Woods of East Texas is a favorite destination regionally and internationally.
Start your weekend by exploring the unique offerings of The Woodlands, ending with an evening under
the stars listening to Texas Country recording artist and song writer Max Stalling while enjoying bar-b-que
on The Woodlands Waterway. Saturday brings inspirational speakers in the areas of Peace, Polio and
Participation, along with this year’s Youth Exchange students sharing stories of their time in Texas,
and paying homage to those Rotarians we have lost this past year. We pay tribute to our Rotary International
president, Barry Rassin, with a Bahamian themed Evening Gala- think Bermuda shorts - complete with steel drum band,
announcement on our polio fund raising goal (look for a possible DG beard shaving) and welcoming this year’s
Roll of Fame inductees. Hospitality suites are always a hit after the gala. Cap off the conference weekend on
Sunday morning with an ecumenical prayer service followed by a hearty Texas breakfast while recognizing Rotarians
and the accomplishments of the district’s clubs over the past year.
What to expect from a Rotary District Conference?
From a practical side, the Rotary District 5910 Conference is an opportunity for members of the 39 clubs in District 5910
to get their inspiration from each other and the work being done by Rotary International! The conference will include:
a report from the RI President’s representative on Rotary International
report on the district
successes and challenges
official business meeting to discuss and report on important district matters
local and international speakers
Making new friends and reconnecting with long-time friends
And last but not least, find inspiration for continuing service above self.