Please join DG Ted Huffhines and all the PDGs in Rotary District 5830 to express our deepest sympathy to PDG Carroll Fletcher on the passing of his loving wife Gracie.   
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Marshall with Dr. Hollie Atkinson, and Dr. Ryan Berryhill officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. preceding the service at the church. Interment will be at Yates Memorial Gardens in Scottsville.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to First Baptist Church General Fund.
Attached is Gracie Fletcher's obituary.
March 2018
I want to congratulate the Athens RC, President Anthony Chiles, and District Foundation Chair PDG Carroll Greenwaldt for a wonderful Foundation Banquet celebration! We heard a very inspiring message from Past RI Director Brad Howard, and we celebrated our club giving, Paul Harris Fellows and Major Donors. Carroll also gave an excellent presentation on the various international projects going on in Guatemala and Honduras. The meal, entertainment, and fellowship was excellent as usual!
I am excited to report that District 5830 had an excellent turnout for Lone Star PETS in Dallas this past weekend. 40 President Elects and Nominees joined with District leaders and nine other Districts in preparation for the next Rotary year, 2018-2019. DGE Judy Guthrie provided the district training and attendees heard from numerous RI leaders including Past RI Presidents Rick King and Ron Burton and Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones. They each challenged the incoming PE’s to “Be the Inspiration” and lead their clubs in service, fellowship and supporting the RI Foundation.
The next training opportunity will be APRIL 21st in Mt. Pleasant at North East Texas Community College for the District Assembly. All club officers and other interested members are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration will be available on the District 5830 website on or before March 12, 2018.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was named the Organization of the Month during the February Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. The Rotary club gave almost $60,000 back to the Cedar Creek Lake community in 2017 and over $750,000 since 1996.  Shown accepting the award is Rotary President Bill Burnett (center) and is surrounded by other Rotarian members, several who are members of the Chamber.
 On February 22, 2018, the Rotary Club of Marshall celebrated Rotary International 113th Birthday.  During the celebration, the Marshall Lions Club made a tribute to the 96 year old Rotary Club of Marshall recognizing the excellent service work they have accomplished locally and internationally. 
Cody Holloway, Marshall Lions Club President, and Patrick Owens, Marshall Lions Club members attended the celebration. 
For additional pictures go to the Photo Library on the District Website. 
On Saturday, Feb 17, 2018, members of the Rotary Club of Marshall (10 Rotarians, 2 spouses, 3 children of Rotarians), Marshall Rotaract (7) and Marshall Interact Club (4) and RYLA youth (1) met at the 1st United Methodist Church in Marshall for a "Dictionary Label Social".  The main  goal of the event was for everyone to place Rotary labels in dictionaries. The 900 dictionaries will later be distributed to all 3rd grade students in Marshall and Hallsville. Another goal was for friendships and mentorships to be formed. Due to the unity of teamwork and fellowship, all 900 dictionaries had a label within 30 min.
Lindale Rotary Club Celebrity Waiter Wild Game Dinner was a great success!  They raised 50% more than their last year's event, which was their first year.  The members of the Lindale Rotary Club learned a lot and are looking forward to tailoring their event even more for their audience in Lindale.  The Event has been embraced by their community.  The main purpose of the Event was to raise Rotary awareness in the area and this event is helping them to make major strides.  Three attendees have shown interest in Lindale RC since the Wild Game Dinner.  DG Ted Huffhines and PDG Lee Montgomery served as celebrity waiters and did an awesome job helping to promote Rotary and lending us a hand.  Amanda Folmar with the South Tyler club came with her family also.  The support we have received from the district membership is an encouragement. We are looking forward to next year!  ( More event pictures are located at the District Photo Album Library.) 

The Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club donated $15,000 to the Trinity Valley Community College Foundation Friday, February 16 to establish a new scholarship fund for Kemp, Mabank, Eustace and Malakoff high school graduates to attend TVCC.

The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake General Scholarship Fund will award scholarships of $1,000 per semester for 1 year to new freshman students who graduate in the top 50% of their class. 10 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing an Associates of Arts degree and 5 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree or Workforce program. The first 15 scholarships will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester and recipients may reapply for a second year, provided they maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain enrolled full-time.

Years in the making, Rotaract has arrived in Marshall Texas!  Organized last December,  the Rotaract Club of Wiley College, sponsored by The Rotary  Club of Marshall, has already completed a project in support of the hurricane ravaged Houston area, and assisted the Marshall club in preparing 900 dictionaries for distribution to all of the third-graders of Harrison County.  Way to go Wiley Rotaractors. (For additional group pictures go to the District Website Photo Album) 
Kilgore Rotary Club's 2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award participants address the group Wednesday, including (from left) Maria Morales, Carlos Muniz, Kali Bynog, Perla Vazquez, Brandon Fugler and Jayme Butts.

Students coming back from RYLA camp often describe how the weekend helped them overcome their natural shyness.

The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake, in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 333, helped plant over 5000 trees at Camp Trevor Reese Jones outside of Athens. It was misty rain most of the day but everyone remained in good spirits.  In 2017 the original trees were sold off and the trees planted this time will be harvested after about twenty years.  Selling of the trees help support the district that Troop 333 resides.
The individual in the maroon shirt holding the shovel is Rotarian Carter Hallmark, who is also a scout leader for Troop 333.
Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club invites you to their 15th Annual Rotary Benefit Golf Tournament on April 20, 2018.  Registration 10:00 am, Lunch 11:30 am:  Shotgun Tee-off 12:30 pm
PLACE:  Pinnacle Golf Club, 200 Pinnacle Club Drive, Mabank, Texas
ENTRY FEE:  $100.00 per person/$400.00 per Team before April 20 (Includes green fees, cart, lunch, dinner, practice balls, one putting string and two mulligans per person)
Pricing on day of Tournament is $125.00 per person/$500.00 Team
Send Check to: Rotary Club Foundation of Cedar Creek Lake, PO Box 1658, Mabank, TX 75147

    Hugo Rotary Club wants to invite you to their Annual Fundraiser " Kelly Miller Circus". 

    Shows are at 2:00 p.m.and 4:30 p.m. April 21, 2018.

    Prior to the event the tickets are: Adults $10.00 and Children $7.00

    Day of event the tickets are: Adults $13.00 and Children $8.00

    The goal is to sell 500 or more tickets.  Profits of the event are used for college scholarship.  No animals in the circus this year, so it is like the shows in Vegas.  While you are in Hugo don't miss the Elephant sanctuary.


    The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans with a request including a copy of the driver's license of the individual to pick up the trailer, a copy of their insurance card and the location, date, and name of event. Towing vehicle for the trailer requires a 1 7/8 or 2-inch ball and has a plug-in pigtail to hook up lights.  Shirley will need a pick up and return date.  Contact information for DA Shirley: or 903-787-8275.
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