A message from Governor Thomas - taken from the District 5770 webpage located at



Fellow Rotarians, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page" - -Augustine (354-430 A.D.) It is with great joy that I embark on this year-long adventure as District 5770 Governor. I am honored to serve during 2010-2011. As I have traveled across the state of Oklahoma, throughout the United States and to countries abroad, every Rotarian I meet shares a common commitment to the 4-Way Test. This is a set of ethics that binds us in our efforts to improve the lives of those we meet locally and those we serve around the world. Ray Klinginsmith, Rotary International President 2010-2011, has chosen the theme "Building Communities and Bridging Continents." For District 5770, I have added the words "Making Connections". I want to emphasize that the Rotarians we meet throughout our district allow us to make Connections that will aid us as we build our communities and bridge continents. An important part of accomplishing our goals is training. Opportunities for Rotarians in leadership abound through Lone Star PETS, District Leadership Training, District Assembly, Membership and Foundation Seminars. Club Officers are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to "connect" with leaders throughout the district and equip themselves for the position in which they have been chosen to serve. The fellowship among Rotarians in our district and beyond generates an energy that propels us to accomplish great things—such as the eradication of polio, clean water and decreased hunger. Across the continents, we increase world understanding of cultures through Peace Scholars, Group Study Exchange and Youth Exchange. I am anticipating great things during 2010-2011. Let's begin to "make connections" immediately as we move forward in "Building Communities - Bridging Continents."


Glenda Thomas