Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Rotary International District 5910 Collection:

An Inventory of the Rotary International District 5910 Collection at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1960-2014, undated, bulk 1982-1994



Overview

Creator: Rotary International. District 5910.
Title: Rotary International District 5910 collection
Dates: 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1960-2014, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1982-1994
Abstract: Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. The Rotary International District 5910 collection documents clubs from Southeast Texas. This collection includes district and club directories; correspondence; committee reports; pamphlets from luncheons, meetings, special events, and conferences; scrapbooks; and photographs, negatives, and slides, dating 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1960-2014, undated, bulk 1982-1994.
TSLAC Control No.: TXSH0039
Quantity: 10.05 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Dutch and Japanese throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Organizational History - Rotary International

Paul Harris, a native of Wisconsin, founded Rotary International in 1905. While practicing law in Chicago, he often visited with neighborhood shop owners and business men and admired the idea of establishing a professional club united in fellowship and friendship. Each meeting occurred at a different member's home every week; this tendency to meet in a rotation inspired the name "Rotary." The earliest members in Chicago included a coal dealer, tailor, mining engineer, printer, lawyer, and real estate agent. Rotary International exhibits many of the social activism tenets of the United States' Progressive Era, with its stated goals of club service, vocational service, community service, and international service.

Rotary International spread quickly across the United States. San Francisco chartered the second club in 1908, and by 1910 there were 16 clubs in total. In 1911, Rotary came to Texas, with Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Beaumont, and Galveston all sponsoring clubs of their own by 1913. Beaumont's first meeting was at the Crosby Hotel, and after two years there were 100 members. Galveston's club thrived early; within four months of its charter, Galvestonians were hosting other service clubs and had been linked with Rotary in Texas and beyond. By 1920, there were 26 Rotary clubs in Texas, and by 1924 Texas's 77 clubs made it the largest district in the world. This district, like those nation-wide and internationally, continued to be broken up with the establishment of more clubs. District 591 in southeast Texas began in 1957 with 29 clubs. By 1991, it had grown to 43 clubs and then became District 5910. Rotary District 5910 consists of all Rotary clubs in the far southeastern counties of Texas, including the cities of Bryan, College Station, Palestine, Beaumont, and Port Arthur, and Galveston County.

Rotary Club International has since grown into an organization of 1.2 million members worldwide, with over 35,000 affiliated clubs. It remains an invite-only club; members are required to be professionals with the desire to improve their communities. Long a men's-only organization, institutional change allowed for women to join starting in 1987. Rotary International maintains its commitment to volunteer service and advocacy for social progress in the form of peace, disease control, education reform, the protection of mothers and children, and clean water and irrigation. Specific projects for these areas include Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Peace Fellowships, Rotary Community Corps, grants, youth exchange trips, New Generations Service Exchange trips, scholarships, and Friendship Exchange trips. RYLA events allow for young people to attend local club-or district-sponsored camps with special seminars and experiences tailored to young men and women interested in becoming service-minded leaders in their communities. Rotary International similarly sponsors students and study-abroad trips with various scholarships, grants, and fellowships. Many of these endeavors target students and young professionals in order to provide outlets and resources for community service.

Some of Rotary International's most prominent projects are those dedicated to international public health and ending diseases such as polio. Rotary's outreach and distribution of polio vaccines has reduced the number of polio cases by over 99%. Similar projects to provide clean water and HIV testing abroad have relied on over 65 million dollars of funding as of 2018.

The various Rotary (ages 18 and up), Rotaract (ages 18-30), and Interact (ages 12-18) clubs of Rotary International help foster an international commitment to these goals and diverse projects. Annual international conferences help keep members aware of these projects and allow for them to see the results of their service. Similar conferences occur at the district and regional level as well, with annual district conferences and Zone Institutes.

(Sources include: the Rotary International website, accessed on October 9, 2019, and the collection itself.)


Historical Note - Hull-Daisetta Rotary Building

Rotary International came to Liberty County with the charter of a club in Liberty, Texas, in 1925. This club thrived and sponsored the charter of the Hull-Daisetta club in 1926. The Hull-Daisetta Rotary Club is the only known Rotary club in the United States to have constructed its own building. It was originally a log cabin, built in part by charging an extra fifty cent in fees at weekly luncheon sessions. Approximately one half of the cost was raised by the Rotary Anns, a women's auxiliary club that was well-organized and took an active interest in the project. The building is hexagonal in shape, resembling the Rotary's wheel logo, and features a large fireplace and a kitchenette.

Not long after the building was constructed, Rotary International banned future clubs from building facilities of their own, instead encouraging them to meet at hotels, civic center, country clubs, and local restaurants.

The Hull-Daisetta chapter disbanded in 1982, prompting the club president, Charles T. Roberts, to sign a deed transferring the property to the Hull Fresh Water Supply District. The club building was then used as a workshop and for storage. In 2006, efforts to preserve the structure began in earnest, with the Hull Fresh Water District agreeing to donate the building to Rotary Friends, Inc., a group associated with the Liberty Rotary Club. The district needed to remove the building to make room on their property for a new office and warehouse. In 2010, the Liberty Rotary Club arranged for the building to be donated and moved to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Renovation of the building was completed in summer 2012.

(Sources include: Franco, Melecio. "Historic building moved to state library." Houston Chronicle, June 27, 2010; and the collection itself.)


Scope and Contents of the Collection

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. The Rotary International District 5910 collection includes Rotary International District 5910 records, district governors records, newsletters, directories and yearbooks, District 5910 club records, district conferences and events records, Group Study Exchange (GSE) and other district ventures, and Rotary International conferences and programs, dating 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1960-2014, undated, bulk 1982-1994.

Rotary International District 5910 records include district governor manuals, training guides, district finance and attendance reports, redistricting proposals, office by-laws, photographs, audiocassettes, publications such as The Rotarian, booklets, pamphlets and ephemera, dating 1980-1997, 2005, undated. The records relate to the history of the district and its place within the larger Rotary International organization. Also included are records that celebrate the district's 75th and 100th year anniversaries.

District governors records include governor nominee applications and related correspondence, club visitation notes and reports, photographs, videotapes, installation dinner pamphlets and other ephemera, travel brochures and records relating to international conferences, awards, and a scrapbook, dating 1991-1993, undated.

District newsletters chronicle important district activities and functions and inform clubs about upcoming events. Records date 1960-2007. District directories and yearbooks track membership and outline the leadership infrastructure at local, district, and international level. Records date 1967-2013.

Rotary International District 5910 club records include membership rosters, district governor visit reports, club newsletters, correspondence and pamphlets detailing club goals and initiatives, photographs, and DVDs. Some of the club files include club histories; most of these were authored in 2005 as part of a project to document the district's history. Records date 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1981-2007, undated, bulk 1982-1994.

District conferences and events records include district conference records; district assembly records; house committee reports; pamphlets for luncheons, meetings, and special events; photographs; videotapes and DVDs. Conferences hosted by two or more districts, often within the same geographic region, were referred to as Zone Institutes. Also included are a group of International Assembly participant directories. Records date 1967-2014, undated.

Group Study Exchange (GSE) and other district venture records include the Rotaract clubs, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Ambassadorial Scholarships and teacher scholarships, literature donations to district universities, youth exchange programs, Rotary Golfing Fellowship, and the Rotary World Community Service. Some of the records in this series are in multiple languages including Japanese and Dutch. Types of records include reports, photographs, and videotapes, dating 1978-2014, undated, bulk 1988-1993.

The Rotary International conferences and programs series documents annual international conferences to help members learn about Rotary's international projects and to allow for attendees to see the results of their service. Types of records include planning committee reports and related correspondence; informational pamphlets and brochures; conference programs, proceedings, memorabilia, and related ephemera; and photographs, videotapes and audiocassettes, dating 1980-2006, undated, bulk 1992-1997.

Rotary International publications and media consists of a single VHS tape produced by Rotary International. The tape documents a trip to a Romanian orphanage by members of the San Francisco Rotary Club as well as the club's fundraising efforts known as the "Touch Romania drive," dating about 1990.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


Organization of the Collection

The collection is organized into nine series:
Rotary International District 5910 records, 1964-2005, undated, 0.4 cubic ft.
District governors records, 1991-1993, undated, 1 cubic ft.
District newsletters, 1960-2007, 0.7 cubic ft.
District directories and yearbooks, 1967-2013, 0.7 cubic ft.
Rotary International District 5910 club records, 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1981-2007, undated, bulk 1982-1994, 4 cubic ft.
District conferences and events records, 1967-2014, undated, 1 cubic ft.
Group Study Exchange and other district venture records, 1978-2014, undated, bulk 1988-1993, 1 cubic ft.
Rotary International conferences and programs, 1980-2006, undated, bulk 1992-1997, 1.2 cubic ft.
Rotary International publications and media, about 1990, 0.05 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

Researchers wishing to access videotapes or audiocassettes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.

Researchers wishing to access DVDs must contact Archives staff to obtain copies of the material.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Rotary International.
Places:
Beaumont (Tex.)
Bryan (Tex.)
Cleveland (Tex.)
College Station (Tex.)
Conroe (Tex.)
Dayton (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Galveston County (Tex.)
Liberty (Tex.)
Lufkin (Tex.)
Montgomery (Tex.)
Nacogdoches (Tex.)
Port Arthur (Tex.)
Woodlands (Tex.)
Document Types:
Audiocassettes--Texas.
Correspondence--Texas.
DVDs--Texas.
Memorabilia--Texas.
Newsletters--Texas.
Pamphlets--Texas.
Photographs--Texas.
Publications (documents)--Texas.
Scrapbooks--Texas.
Videotapes--Texas.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Charles W. Fisher, Jr. collection, 1973-1985, about 75 cubic ft.
Hull-Daisetta Rotary Club archives, 1926-1979, 0.4 cubic ft.
Philip E. Carrico collection, 1920-2008, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Dr. T.O. Davis collection, 1913-1978, 0.5 cubic ft.
Liberty Rotary Club collection, 1931-1939, 1985, 1998-2000, 0.25 cubic ft.
Alice C. Marks collection, 1926, about 1941-1945, 0.1 cubic ft.
The History Center, Diboll, Texas
Diboll Rotary Club records, 1972-2005, 5 cubic ft.
Lufkin Rotary Club records, 1931-2011, 12.5 cubic ft.
East Texas Research Center, Diboll, Texas
Nacogdoches Rotary Club collection, 1945-2017, 4.75 cubic ft.
Nacogdoches Rotary Ann Club collection, 1944-2004, 0.5 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Rotary International District 5910 collection. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.038, 2018.039

These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010; by Don Taylor on October 23, 2018; and by Norman Dykes on October 26, 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Jameson K. Worley, June 2018

EAD encoding by Halley Grogan, January 2019

Revisions to description by Tiffany Criswell, October 2019


Detailed Description of the Collection

Rotary International District 5910 records, 1964-2005, undated,
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. District 5910 records include district governor manuals, training guides, district finance and attendance reports, redistricting proposals, office by-laws, photographs, audiocassette tapes, publications such as The Rotarian, booklets, pamphlets and ephemera, dating 1980-1997, 2005, undated. The records relate to the history of the district and its place within the larger Rotary International organization. Also included are records that celebrate the district's 75th and 100th year anniversaries.
Arrangement
The described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rotary International District 5910 records, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2010.065
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Researchers wishing to access audiocassettes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Box
2010.065-1 Booklet, The Story of District 5910: "A History of Rotary in Southeast Texas," coordinated and written by Chester R. Burns, Rotary Club of Galveston, Texas, 2005
Manuscript, article, and by-laws pertaining to Rotary District 5910, about 1980, 1990s
Publications, newsletters, correspondence, articles, photographs, memos, audiocassettes, and sheet music pertaining to the history of Rotary District 5910, about 1982-2005
Photographs, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, newspaper, and notes pertaining to Rotary 75th anniversary, 1979-1980
[[6 photographs]]
[[2 audiocassettes]]
Program and publications pertaining to Rotary 100th Anniversary, 2005
Fact sheets, manuscripts, articles, and booklets pertaining to the history of Rotary International, 1980s-1990s, undated
Magazine, The Rotarian, July-August 1993
Magazine, The Rotarian, February 1980, January 1986, February 1990, February 1995, January 1997
District 591 Governor's Handbook, undated
The District Governor's Training Manual, part I, 1990
The District Governor's Training Manual, part II, 1990
District reports, 1964, 1974
District reports, 1988-1991
District reports, 1992-1994
Minutes, District Archives Committee, October 16, 1993
Report, "Suggested Redistricting of the Districts of Rotary International in the State of Texas", about 1970
By-laws, District 5910, Rotary International, 1991, 2002



District governors records, 1991-1993, undated,
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. District governors records include governor nominee applications and related correspondence, club visitation notes and reports, photographs, videotapes, installation dinner pamphlets and other ephemera, travel brochures and records relating to international conferences, awards, and a scrapbook, dating 1991-1993, undated.
Not every district governor is included in this series; the governors listed were given files of their own as the records justified. The original organization of this collection included many more governors, but the records did not necessarily relate to the particular governor, therefore some of that material was rehoused in other series. For example, a separate series was created for District newsletters.
Historical Sketch - District Governors
Each district of Rotary International nominates one of its members to serve as district governor (DG) for a given year. That individual is expected to visit all district clubs and meet with each club's board and committee chairmen to review programs for the year. Each club delivers an annual summary of activities for the DG to review, and upon each visit, the DG files a report about each club's performance. During club visits, the DG usually speaks at club luncheon meetings. In addition, the DG distributes a monthly newsletter to all district clubs, and organizes a district conference and district assembly. The district conference brings together district members to learn about projects happening in their area and within the broader Rotary organization. The district assembly is a special meeting for incoming district club officers and boards of directors.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically based on the governor's year of service.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), District governors records, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.039
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010, and by Don Taylor on October 23, 2018.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Researchers wishing to access videotapes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Box
2010.065-1 District governor's manual, 1993-1994
Mack A. Pond, 1962-1963
Houston White, 1969-1970
Jerry K. Johnson, 1972-1973
Andy Monsour, 1981-1982
JC Smyth,
[[3 photographs]]
Harold L. Fattig, 1986-1987
[[5 photographs]]
"Jim" James Stelly,
[[1 photograph]]
Jim Butler
Box
2010.065-3 Rotary visitation, July 1991,
[1 VHS]
Rotary visitation #2, September-October 1991,
[1 VHS]
Box
2010.065-1 Bill Nash
Bill Nash's representatives
Chester "Chet" Burns:
Photographs,
[[21 photographs]]
Installation dinner
Material related to DG talk to clubs
Officers
Burns and RI Melbourne, 1993
[[2 wallets]]
GSE Scotland, 1994-1995
[[1 photographic postcard]]
Rotary DG #1, 1993-1994
[[1 VHS]]
Rotary DG #2, 1993-1994
[[1 VHS]]
Ann Burns scrapbook, 1993
Box
2010.065-2 Ann Burns scrapbook - part II
Photographs,
[[28 color negatives]]
[[1 color photograph]]
[[6 contact sheets]]
Awards:
Benefactor Award
Galveston Pilot - Burns Tribute
Ann Burns Charter Member Certificate
Burns Charter Member Certificate
Roll of Fame plaque
Serve Above Self plaques
Distinguished Service Award
Rotarian of the Year plaque
Paul Harris Fellow plaque
Paul Harris Fellow Certificate
Box
2010.065-3 Archives Development plaques
[Two plaques.]
Archives Development medallion
Rotary paperweight in blue box
Box
2010.065-2 Barth, Robert R.,
[[2 color photographs]]
Ed Mabry
DGN: Merrill Green



District newsletters, 1960-2007,
Quantity: 0.7 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. District newsletters are monthly newsletters that chronicle important district activities and functions and help inform district clubs about upcoming events and activities in Rotary District 5910. Each newsletter features a memo from the district governor (DG) that updates clubs on the execution of the DG's tasks. Records date 1960-2007.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), District newsletters, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2010.065
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2010.065-2 April 1960-June 1961
July 1964-May 1965
July 1967-June 1968
May 1970, July 1972-June 1973, February 1976, June 1976
June 1980
July 1981-July 1983
June 1985-June 1988
July 1988-December 1991
February 1992-June 1994
July 1994-June 1997
July 1997-January 2000, May 2000
July 2000-May 2002
July 2002-June 2003
August 2003-November 2004
December 2004-April 2005
July 2005-June 2006
July 2006-June 2007



District directories and yearbooks, 1967-2013,
Quantity: 0.7 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. Rotary District 5910 frequently published yearly directories and yearbooks that helped track membership and outlined the infrastructure of leadership at both the local, district, and international level. Records date 1967-2013.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), District directories and yearbooks, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.039
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010, and by Norman Dykes on October 26, 2018.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2010.065-3 District directories:
1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1974-1975
1978-1980, 1981-1982
1984-1992
1992-1994
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2003
2003-2005
2005-2007
2007-2008
2010-2011
2012-2013
Zone 5 and 11 Directory, 1992
District yearbook, 2009



Rotary International District 5910 club records, 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1981-2007, undated, bulk 1982-1994,
Quantity: 4 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. District club records include membership rosters, district governor visit reports, club newsletters, correspondence and pamphlets detailing club goals and initiatives, photographs, and DVDs. Some of the club files include club histories; most of these were authored in 2005 as part of a project to document the district's history. Records date 1921-1923, 1945-1950, 1981-2007, undated, bulk 1982-1994.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rotary International District 5910 club records, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.038, 2018.039
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010; by Don Taylor on October 23, 2018; and by Norman Dykes on October 26, 2018.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Researchers wishing to access DVDs must contact Archives staff to obtain copies of the material.
Box
2010.065-4 Aggieland Rotary History
Beaumont Rotary History
Beaumont:
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Rotary directories
Club assembly, 1993-1994
Brazos County
Bridge City
Bryan:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
[[11 photographs]]
Center
Cleveland:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
College Station:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
2000-2004
[[4 photographs]]
Conroe:
1981-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Crockett
Dayton,
[[2 photographs]]
Diboll
Dickinson Rotary anniversary program, 2014-2014
Dickinson
East Montgomery County
Friendswood
Box
2010.065-5 Galveston:
Rotary History
100th Anniversary,
[[1 DVD]]
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1991-1994
2001, 2004, 2006-2007
[[2 photographs]]
2004-2005
Board of Directors:
1996-1997
1997-2001
2003-2004
2005-2006
Rotary Pilot:
1921-1923
1921-1923
1945-1950
1981, 1984-1985
March 2005, May 2005, July 2006-April 2007
Galveston Island:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1991-1997
Rotary secretary notebook, 2002-2003
2002-2003
2003-2005
Groves:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Huntsville:
Rotary History,
[[2 DVDs]]
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994, 1998
Box
2010.065-6 Jasper
La Marque:
Rotary History, 1996-1996
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Lake Conroe (Montgomery)
League City
Liberty:
1980-1983
1984-1985
1988-1990
1991-1996
Livingston:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Lufkin:
Rotary History
1982-1983
DG visit, 1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Lufkin - Angelina
Magnolia
Nacogdoches:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Nacogdoches - Fredonia
Nederland:
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
North Port Arthur:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Orange:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1983-1984
1989-1990
1993-1994
Palestine:
Centennial meeting,
[[2 DVDs]]
1982-1983
Box
2010.065-7 1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Port Arthur:
Rotary History
1982-1983
Committee Report, July 1981
Committee Report, October 1982
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Port Neches Rotary History
Port Neches
Rusk:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Sam Houston - Huntsville
San Augustine
South Park - Beaumont:
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Texas City:
Rotary History
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1991-1994
The Woodlands:
1975, 1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Trinity
Vidor
West Beaumont:
1982-1983
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
West Galveston County:
Rotary History
1984-1985
1989-1990
1993-1994
Willis
Woodville



District conferences and events records, 1967-2014, undated,
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. Records include district conference records; district assembly records; house committee reports; pamphlets for luncheons, meetings, and special events; photographs; and videotapes and DVDs. Conferences hosted by two or more districts, often within the same geographic region, were referred to as Zone Institutes. Also included are a group of International Assembly participant directories. Records date 1967-2014, undated.
Arrangement
The files are organized by event, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), District conferences and events records, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.038, 2018.039
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010; by Don Taylor on October 23, 2018; and by Norman Dykes on October 26, 2018.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Researchers wishing to access videotapes or audiocassettes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Researchers wishing to access DVDs must contact Archives staff to obtain copies of the material.
Box
2010.065-8 District conferences:
1967-1968, 1970, 1973-1975
1979-1989
1990-1994
[[2 VHS]]
Planning Committee, 1994
1995-1999, 2005
2000, 2003, 2006-2007
[[4 VHS]]
2012
2014
[[14 DVDs]]
Board of Directors meetings
District assemblies,
[[1 VHS]]
Various events, banquets, meetings
Don Taylor installation dinner,
[[8 DVDs]]
Rotary International assembly:
1990
1986, 1996
Box
2010.065-11 International assembly participant directories:
1966, 1968
1978
1979
1988
1990
1994
Box
2010.065-8 Rotary Midyear meetings
Rotary Midyear meeting, 1991
Rotary Midyear meeting, audio and stills, 2014
[[8 DVDs]]
President-elect training, 1991
Rotary Zone Institute:
1970, 1984-1985
1989
1990, 1994
1997
Video 1, 2013
[[25 DVDs]]
Video 2, 2013
[[28 DVDs]]
Box
2010.065-3 Ensemble Encore A' Lafayette Award, 1993
Box
2010.065-9 District Governor's meetings:
1988-1994
1995-2005



Group Study Exchange and other district ventures records, 1978-2014, undated, bulk 1988-1993,
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. Records are related to various district programs including the Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange (GSE) program, Rotaract clubs, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Ambassadorial Scholarships and teacher scholarships, literature donations to district universities, youth exchange programs, Rotary Golfing Fellowship, and the Rotary World Community Service. Some of the records in this series are in multiple languages including Japanese and Dutch. Types of records include reports, photographs, and videotapes, dating 1978-2014, undated.
Program Histories
The Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange (GSE) program provides cultural and vocational exchange opportunities for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 who are in the early stages of their careers. The program provides travels grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas of different companies. Teams of four or five non-Rotarian young business and professional men and women visit each other's country (at different times) for four to six weeks to study the social, economic, business, and cultural conditions of the country while staying in the homes of Rotarians. The purpose of international networking is to promote fellowship and mutual understanding through cross-cultural contact; specifically, members are to observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas. A typical trip includes vocational visits, club presentations, formals, and social events. Apart from funding, Rotarians in the host area provide for meals, lodging, and group travel within their district and organize the formal receptions honoring the guests and the vocational trips. As a condition of funding, GSE participants must keep a daily journal to chronicle their time abroad; they have freedom to talk about attended events, activities, discussions they had, and overall impressions of being abroad. From this journal, each team member submits a full report to the Rotary Foundation.
Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. These clubs are sponsored by Rotary clubs and cater to university communities. Similarly, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) cater to young leaders by providing an intensive leadership experience. These events allow for young people to attend local club or district-sponsored camps with special seminars and experiences tailored to young men and women interested in becoming service-minded leaders in their communities.
Arrangement
The files are organized by event, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Group Study Exchange and other district ventures records, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.038, 2018.039
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010; by Don Taylor on October 23, 2018; and by Norman Dykes on October 26, 2018.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers wishing to access videotapes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Researchers wishing to access DVDs must contact Archives staff to obtain copies of the material.
Box
2010.065-9 Rotary GSE, 1978-1979, 1985, 1993
Rotary GSE - India, Nepal, Bangladesh, 1980
Groningen: The Face of Holland
Rotary GSE - The Netherlands, 1988
[Note: Some of the material is in Dutch.]
Rotary GSE - Switzerland, 1991
Rotary GSE training, 1991-1992
Rotary GSE - Argentina, 1992
Rotary GSE - Japan, 1993-1994
[[9 photographs]]
[[1 VHS]]
[Note: Some of the material is in Japanese.]
GSE - Japan, 1993
[[11 photographs]]
[Note: Some of the material is in Japanese.]
GSE - Japan, 1993
[[4 photographs]]
[Includes one banner. Note: Some of the material is in Japanese.]
Japan reports, 1993
[Note: Some of the material is in Japanese.]
Rotary GSE, 1995-1998
Rotary GSE - Finland, 1999
[[1 VHS]]
Rotary GSE, 2006-2007
Rotary GSE - Brazil, 2014
[[2 DVDs]]
Rotaract clubs
Rotaract clubs and "Preserve Planet Earth"
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
Ambassadorial scholarships
Teacher scholarships
District literature donations to universities
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Rotary Youth Exchange Program guide, 1990
Youth Exchange Program, 2014
[[10 DVDs]]
Rotary golfing fellowship
Rotary World Community Service



Rotary International conferences and programs, 1980-2006, undated, bulk 1992-1997,
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. Annual international conferences help members learn about Rotary's international projects and allow for attendees to see the results of their service. Types of records include planning committee reports and related correspondence; informational pamphlets and brochures; conference programs, proceedings, memorabilia, and related ephemera; photographs, videotapes and audiocassettes, dating 1980-2006, undated, bulk 1992-1997.
Arrangement
The files are organized by event, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rotary International conferences and programs, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2010.065, 2018.039
These records were donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010, and by Norman Dykes on October 26, 2018.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Researchers wishing to access videotapes or audiocassettes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Researchers wishing to access DVDs must contact Archives staff to obtain copies of the material.
Box
2010.065-10 Rotary International and Public Health,
[[1 photograph]]
Various Rotary outreach projects
The Rotary Foundation
Rotary International media,
[[2 DVDs]]
Rotary International President Paulo Costa,
[[1 VHS]]
Paulo Costa speeches
Rotary International reports
Rotary International, Chicago, 1980
Rotary International, Dallas, 1982
Rotary International, Portland, 1990
Rotary International, Mexico City, 1991
[[2 VHS]]
Rotary International, Orlando, 1992
[[1 photograph]]
[Includes 2 banners.]
Orlando, 1992
[[38 color slides]]
Rotary International, Melbourne, 1993
[[2 photographs]]
Rotary International, Melbourne - Newspapers, 1993
Melbourne, 1993
[[39 color slides]]
Melbourne, 1993
[[44 color slides]]
Rotary International, Taiwan, 1994
Taiwan - Newspapers, 1994
Taiwan, 1994
[[35 color slides]]
Rotary International, Nice, France, 1995
Box
2010.065-11 Rotary International, Calgary, 1996
Calgary, 1996
[[42 color slides]]
Rotary International, Glasgow, 1997
Glasgow, 1997
[[42 color slides]]
Rotary International, Chicago, 2005
Rotary International, Sweden/Denmark, 2006
International conference proceedings:
1972-1973
1974
1975
1980
1982
1990-1991
1992
1993
1994
1997
2004-2005



Rotary International publications and media, about 1990,
Quantity: 0.05 cubic ft.

Rotary International operates around the globe through more than 35,000 clubs committed to community service and societal progress. Rotary International District 5910 consists of clubs from Southeast Texas. This series consists of a single VHS tape produced by Rotary International, dating about 1990. The tape documents a trip to a Romanian orphanage by members of the San Francisco Rotary Club after the fall of Communism in eastern Europe in 1989 as well as the club's efforts to assist the orphans with fundraising efforts known as the "Touch Romania drive."
Arrangement
The records series consists of a single item.
Preferred Citation
"Touch Romania," Rotary International publications and media, Rotary International District 5910 collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2010.065
This item was donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by Rotary District 5910 on June 24, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers wishing to access videotapes must contact Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.
Box
2010.065-3 "Touch Romania", about 1990,
[1 VHS]