February 2018
The Rotary focus for the month is Peace and Conflict Resolution. This theme is very relevant here at home and around the world. As Rotarians we can help promote peace by the way we help solve problems in our communities and by how we serve others. It is very evident to me that the Rotarians in 5830 effectively promote peace with all that we do. By following the 4-Way Test as we live our lives, we model peace and goodwill to our families, friends, and communities.
I recently visited two clubs in our district and both had multiple members point out that one of the strongest characteristics of their clubs was that they were all friends. When Paul Harris started Rotary in 1905 that was what he was looking for- “friendship,” it is exciting to see clubs where friendship is a major focal point. They have fun together and they serve together!
We have an excellent opportunity for “Fun” on Saturday February 10th at the District 5830 Foundation Banquet. This is an opportunity to see friends from across 5830 and to make new ones. You don’t want to miss it! I want to thank the Athens Rotary Club, President Anthony Chiles, and District Foundation Chair PDG Carroll Greenwaldt for all the work they have done to prepare for this wonderful evening. You still have time to register on the District website: rotary5830.org
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach. “Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”
2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin announces his presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, at Rotary's International Assembly.
Idabel Rotary Club's September Student of the Month was Isabella Murray. Isabella marched in the New Years Day Parade in London, England with the all American Cheerleaders.    Isabella Murray is currently a Senior at Idabel High School. In her spare time, she loves to compete in pageants, serve as the IHS Varsity cheer teams Captain, and volunteers around her community as much as possibly. Some of her volunteer work this year includes, participating in the McCurtain County Christmas Council Food Drive, donated items to the Adopt an Angel program, gathered non perishable items for victims of hurricane Harvey and Irma, traveling to Muskogee to sing Christmas Carols to the patients in the Veterans Affair Hospital, and served Thanksgiving lunch to the residents at Memorial Heights Nursing Home . Isabella is also very active in her high schools Key Club, National Honor Society, and Native American Club. Isabella currently attend Kiamichi Technology Center of Idabel, where she is enrolled in the Health Careers 2 program. Through that program she is able to be inducted into National Technical Honor Society and HOSA Future Health Care Professionals. Isabella is currently the first student from Kiamichi of Idabel to hold a State Officer Position in HOSA. 
Atlanta Area Rotary began their Tree Planting Project on Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 AM at McNoble Harper Park.   Their project has grown to about 50 trees vs. 25 members.   They have chosen the Atlanta two City Parks.  They  were able to get a $250 grant to help pay for the trees and other supplies.   
Left to right:  Fern Porter, David Lester, Marvin Weems, James Stewart, Mr. Stringer, Mandi Stringer.   Kneeling is Christy Clements and her two children.  Not Pictured is Atlanta President, Jerry Porter who was busy digging the holes for the trees.  A big "Thank You" for Mandi's husband and Christy's two girls for helping out!!!  ( click "read more" to see Atlanta Rotarians and their family at work ) 
On January 15, in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, members of the Texarkana International Rotary Club volunteered at Harvest Regional Food Bank.  The holiday is not only for celebration and remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. King, but a day of service.  
The club has volunteered for the past three years boxing groceries for needy families.   Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank has helped fed families in Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas for over 25 years. 
Marion Houff is the club’s president. The club meets every Monday at 6:00 p.m in the Summerhill Road Winery, Texarkana, Texas.
January 31, 2018, Longview Midtown Rotary Club participated in Club Visioning.
Club Visioning events are well underway in District 5830!  Five clubs have taken advantage of this fun, interactive and creative strategic planning process and one has agreed to schedule in March/April.  We appreciate the leadership of Longview Greggton, Marshall, Cedar Creek Lake,  Gilmer, Longview Midtown and Quitman for participating in Club Visioning. 
Call or email Susan Gill to discuss scheduling and details, so your club can reap the benefits of preparing their road map to the future with Club Visioning. 903-918-2900 smazgill921@gmail.com
 It’s that time of year again…the Lindale Rotary Club is hosting our Wild Game Dinner!  Last year was their first year and it was a great time and wonderful fundraiser for the club.  If you would like to attend this year, we would love to have you!  Tickets are $25 each, $10 for youth.  We will have many raffle items, games and a separate ATV raffle…we will even have games and raffle items for the kids.  They hope to see you there!  Please see the attached flyers for more information.  Let them know if you have questions or would like to reserve tickets or a table.  Tickets sold out quickly last year so don’t wait!!
Celebrity Waiter Wild Game Dinner will be Monday, February 26, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Lindale Junior High Cafeteria GPS Address: 15000 Woodsprings Road)
Tickets available: Amanda Froebe State Farm, 1401 South Main St., Lindale, Tx 903-882-5333- Tickets: $25 per person Kids under 6 Free Youth (7-15) $10
On March 17, 2018, the Rotary Club of Longview is having a "Luck of the Draw Draw-Down".  There will be a fun filled night of dinner, drinks, dancing and drawing down to the winning ticket. The Luck of the Draw fundraiser supports a variety of Longview Rotary’s international and local projects, foremost is the End Polio Now campaign.  This event also supports Longview club’s project to provide clean water in Central America where children suffer from waterborne diseases, and their mission is to continue to provide much needed hospital equipment and instrumentation to the Obstetrics and NICU units of hospitals in Guatemala. Locally, their mentoring programs through Partners in Prevention and their high school scholarship endowments are funded by The Luck of the Draw.  So buy a ticket, enjoy the evening and do some good through Rotary.
For More Information Contact 
PDG & DRF Shirley Griffin 
District 5830 is actively involved with providing Club Visioning to our clubs. We have a large team of trained Rotarians who are ready to come and help all clubs with developing their future vision. This process helps clubs identify what they are known for, where they want to head in the future, and how they can go about getting there. This process is built from the consensus of all club members. This insures everyone has a voice and opportunity to share their opinion. This process intentionally includes a diverse group (old/ young, experienced/ new, male/ female, etc.) to make sure the club builds a sustainable vision for their future. This process benefits clubs by building continuity and consistency from year to year as leadership changes.
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: rotary5830da@gmail.com or 903-787-8275.
December 9, 2017 | Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas Police Departments held their annual shop with a cop event. Texas side officers shopped with children at Target while Arkansas side officers were at Walmart. Both departments arrived at the stores with a long convoy of police vehicles with their lights and sirens blaring.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club participates annually in the Shop with a Cop Program.  Sunrise Rotary President, Patty Collier, said, "I would just say that it was fun and orderly chaos on shopping day! The Police & Firefighters were great! Glad to be a part of the program".  Assistant Governor Ralph Waits encourages all his Area Rotarians to participate in this worth while cause. 

Interact is a service-based club for young people between the ages of 13 and 18. Interact clubs give young people the opportunity to serve their community with meaningful projects, meet new friends, and have fun! Their goals include: developing leadership skills, person integrity, respect for others and ourselves, understanding the value of hard work and service, and fostering fellowship and goodwill throughout the community. Interact Clubs meet these goals by being self-governing and self-supporting. The students have to find ways to fundraiser and plan to ensure their service projects succeeds and has a positive impact on the community. However, they do have some help! Rotarians from local Rotary Clubs mentor Interactors by offering guidance, and donating resources to service projects that clubs take on!  

On Thursday, December 7th, the South Tyler Rotary, Sunrise Rotary and the Rotary Club of Tyler held its annual joint Bike Build at Pollard United Methodist Church. The three clubs have collaborated for several years to assemble bikes for local children. Seaborn Nesbett, a member of the Sunrise Rotary and Pollard United Methodist coordinates the event for the three Rotary clubs. This year, over 75 bikes were assembled by Rotarians in less than an hour. A good portion of the bikes were sponsored by individual Rotarians. 
The popular event is a family affair, as many Rotarians bring their families to help assemble the bikes. From South Tyler, we had sixteen members and thirteen family members or guests participate in the build. We also had nine Interact Club members participate.
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