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 be 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. . . 

January is “Vocational Services” month on the Rotary calendar. Our District Vocational Service Chair, Jim Greenlee with the Rotary Club of Auburn Gold Country, is ready and willing to help you with ideas, projects, or programs to recognize and honor vocations, in the Club and/or in the Community. Some things to consider are distributing the Four Way Test in the community, Presenting Vocational Service Awards in the Community, having Club meetings at a member’s business, offer mock interview services in the schools or through Interact or Roteract. Whatever you do, we are here to help and support.  

As we hit the mid-point of our year, I want to thank you for all the Connections, Lasting Change, and Good in the World that the great Clubs in District 5190 have accomplished. I also encourage you to keep it up!  District 5190 is #41 in the WORLD in total contributions to Our Rotary Foundation and we are in the top 5 Districts in our Zone in Annual Fund Per Capita and Polio Plus giving! Thank you for all of us from the bottoms of our hearts.

Coming up early in this month is our District Leadership Meeting at which we will be taking our District Visioning Session forward to the next step and updating the District’s Strategic Plan. Also, as I said last month, 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. 

Registration for RALLYE opens up January 15th. There will be more information to come. This event, April 23, 24, 25, & 26 at the Nugget in Sparks commences with a Donor Recognition Dinner the 23rd and wraps with the passing of the pins from DG to DGE to DGN to DGND on Sunday the 26th with all kinds of things in between. 

Let’s make the next six months the best half of 2019-2020!

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





Click above to go to the RI Convention website to learn about the convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. April 24-26 at the Nugget in Sparks, Nevada
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