November 1, 2017
Governor’s Newsletter
November is Rotary Foundation month, and we have the opportunity to educate and support the engine that drives our organization. Money given to The Rotary Foundation is used to provide education, literacy, vaccines, clean water, promote peace and micro-economies.  The money given to our Foundation has more power than money given to most charities. Your dollars go towards improving the lives of people you may never meet in places you may never go somewhere in the world. The Foundation is rated fourth in the world by the Navigator Charity monitoring organization. You can be confident in your dollars going toward solving the problem. This is the power of Rotary as local clubs join together to solve problems all over our planet. I encourage every club board to hold a Rotary Foundation program in the next few months and set a goal to increase your clubs giving to the Foundation over last year. I encourage every Rotarian to donate to the Foundation before the end of 2017. I challenge each club to be an EREY club- Every Rotarian Every Year, and to increase the number of Sustaining members- those who give $100. We truly do Make a Difference when we join together and support The Rotary Foundation!
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. 

Each community can only have a priority request for the same event once a year, but they can make a request for the same event every year on the off chance that no one else will want the trailer for that same date. 
          PRIZE                                    WINNER                          SELLING RC
2017 Ford F-150 Truck                      Richard Emerson              Longview Greggton
$2,000 Amazon Gift Card                Fredna Harris                    Longview Greggton
$1,500 Best Buy Gift Card                Jay Webb                             Marshall 
$1,000 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card    Terry Donnell                    Cedar Creek Lake 
$   500 Academy Gift Card               Lynette Fisher                   Jefferson 
Service above self': 
On October 12, 2017, Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, Oaklawn Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club and International Rotary Club had their 37th Annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation Luncheon.  This special event was founded by the late, Texarkana Rotarian Cecil Phillips.   This year's Rotary International Theme is “Making A Difference” and all the First Responders make a difference every day.   The 2017 Public Safety Officers of the Year were: Texarkana,Texas Fire Department, Firefighter John Taylor; Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department Captain Ray West; Bowie County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Randall Baggett; Miller County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Thomas Whitt; Texarkana, Texas Police Department Officer Cliff Harris; Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department Officer Nathan Lavender; Arkansas State Police Trooper First Class Ernesto Echevarria; Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephen Munger and Trooper Chad Turner.  
Many of Marshall's community groups and organizations united together for a time of networking and fellowship at the first Linking Leisurely event Tuesday at the Marshall Convention Center.  "The whole concept of this was to get everybody together that had a volunteer base and in that volunteer base to introduce what you do in the community". 
Rotary Club President elect Jay Webb said, "And the community would have the opportunity to say, "I like that, or I'm interested in that."  Rotary President Louraisel McDonald said the event was inspired by suggestions made by Rotary International President Ian Riseley to help unite the club with other community groups.  
"We as a club thought it would be neat if we had not just a simple networking event, but we also wanted other local organizations (to attend) so the community can know about different organizations and what they have to offer," McDonald said.  
Members of the Rotary Club of Tyler share their receipts to show the contributions they gave in recognition of World Polio Day.
Tyler, Texas (October 26, 2017) – Events among thousands are held this week by Rotary clubs across the globe to recognize World Polio Day on October 24. Members of The Rotary Club of Tyler are among millions reaching out this week of World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.  
Rotary Club of Tyler members made additional personal donations in observance of World Polio Day and donated $742.00 to Rotary International’s program, Polio Plus. To further support the cause, The Rotary Club of Tyler members, through a Rotary District 5830 fundraiser, also donated an additional $5,200 to end polio.
For World Polio Day, the Atlanta Area Rotary Club (AARC) sponsored two donation points in the Atlanta area.   The Club received permission from both Walmart (on the US 59 Loop) and Brookshire's Grocery in downtown Atlanta to set up donation collection sites.   On Tuesday, October 24th, AARC collected community donations from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.   Sale of District Raffle tickets coincided with gathering of free will donations.    
On October 14, 2017, West Bowie Rotary Club held their 2nd Annual "Run the Rail" Half Marathon relay.  The race was held at T & P Trail Park, HWY 82 Ellis Street, New Boston, Texas 75570

The second annual Run the Rail is in the books and is a big success in raising money that benefits West Bowie County.
We would like to give a very big thank you to all of the participants and all of our great sponsors including Farmer's Bank and Trust; the City of New Boston; Guaranty Bank and Trust; Red River Federal Credit Union; State Bank of DeKalb; Bates-Rolf Funeral Home; D&D Guns; Texarkana Tractor; and Industrial Air. Without these groups, this race would not be possible.

Follow our Facebook page to see more photos of this year’s Run the Rail, information on next year’s race, and how the money raised by this event serves our community.  

The Carthage Rotary Club displayed Rotary 5830 Iron Lung next to their booth at Potlatch. The Rotary Club and its partners have worked for several decades to vaccinate children and help eradicate polio.. According to the, the organization and its partners have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent world wide since 1988. There are now only three countries where polio is found regularly.
The iron lung, pictured with District Governor Elect and Carthage Rotary member Judy Guthrie, was used as a tank respirator that could help people breathe until they were able to breathe on their own.
Members of the Carthage Rotary Club sold turkey legs and other items during Potlatch.

Kilgore Rotarians donated $3,300 to Rotary District 5830, the local club's part of an international effort to eradicate polio – so far in 2017 there have only been 12 cases reported between two countries in the Middle East.

Helping fund the fight, “That's $100 for each of our members,” club president Terry Booker reported.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, is World Polio Day and the local civic organization is joining other clubs in the region, throughout the state, across the country and around the world in raising funds to fuel the ongoing eradication of the disease.

Quitman Rotarians rolled up their sleeves to prepare, cook and deliver spaghetti dinners to provide funds for the District 5830 water well project.
President, Steve Straznicki, ADG Sam and Martha Scroggins, PDG Bill Hedges and Troy Robinson spear-headed  the event. More than a hundred meals were served for those eating in and takeouts. The club plans to repeat this event next Spring.                            
District 5830 Rotary Means Business Fellowship met at the Fox Stephens Field Gilmer Municipal Airport in Gilmer, Texas on October 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. RMBF will attempt another meeting in January 2018 in the Longview/Tyler area. 

A Rotary Means Business Fellowship is being formed in District 5830. Anyone interested in learning of the benefits of this organization can reference  District 5830 Rotary Means Business Fellowship was chartered on June 21, 2017.  
Contact Fay J Durrant or 903-278-8800 for additional information.  Suggestion: Join for one year @ $10. If it makes "cents,” the following year, join for a lifetime @$75.00.
Yours in Rotary Service for life,
Fay J Durrant PDG and Sponsor of Rotary Means Business Fellowship
Dear 5830 Rotarians,
I hope you are actively seeking opportunities to be engaged in Making a Difference in your communities. We have just had a group led by PDG Carroll Greenwaldt return from Guatemala where they saw the work done with the District 5830 Global Grant Hospital for Mothers and Children. This was a fantastic trip, and the people of Tekal, Guatemala and the local Rotarians were very appreciative of all that had been done to improve the quality of life there by your generosity. I encourage our clubs to reach out to Carroll for a program on this visit. We will have more local Rotarians heading down to Honduras later this month to participate in a local water project that will supply close to 1000 people with fresh running water. Again, your generosity is making a difference and improving the quality of life for people in desperate need.
I have really enjoyed visiting the clubs in 5830. As of today, I have made 39 of 44 visits. It is so very encouraging to see the commitment to helping others and service above self. It is inspiring to talk and discuss about ways to grow and attract new members. It is motivating to see and hear about the service you are doing locally. I am continually impressed with the ways you raise funds to help your club do good in the world! I want to say, “Thank You” for the hospitality and generosity you have shown to Angela and me.
This month’s Rotary focus is on Economic and Community Development. It is a great time to talk with your community leaders and identify some problems or challenges your community faces and put together a plan on how to address and correct these issues. Rotarians are leaders and problem solvers! We do this best when we collaborate and work together.
We will also celebrate World Polio Day this month- October 24th-. Please make every effort to hold some type of event, large or small, to increase the sharing of information about this ongoing battle and how we are truly this close //. So far, in 2017 there have been 11 new cases of polio worldwide. Last year, there were 37 cases.


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