What is Club Visioning?
DG Ted Huffhines says "You will hear more about Club Visioning when I come to your club. We were able to train 20 CV Facilitators this past weekend. This is an excellent opportunity to get your club reinvigorated and to develop a cohesive plan moving forward. It also allows for everyone to have input in what the club is going to do moving forward. A number of clubs are already getting scheduled to have the Facilitators hold a CV session for their club. Contact me to discuss getting on the schedule."
A Vision of Club Visioning 2017-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Shirley Griffin, a member of the Longview  Rotary Club, has received the Rotary International’s Service Award for a Polio Free World” for her untiring efforts to eradicate Polio.
Shirley Griffin - Polio Plus Award 2017-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

Dan Carpenter, a member of the South Tyler Rotary Club, has received the Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award. This award is RI’s prestigious honor that recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide. To understand the significance of this award, it is important to note that Rotary International is comprised of 35,000 Rotary Clubs with 1.2 million members.

Service Above Self - Dan Carpenter 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Oaklawn Rotary Club celebrates 50 years of service
May 3rd, 2017by Jim Williamson  
George Moore talks about the influence that Cecil Phillips had on him as a Rotarian during the Oaklawn Rotary Club's 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday in Texarkana. Moore joined the Rotary Club in 1988 and served as club president in 1990.
Photo by Evan Lewis /Texarkana Gazette.
Oaklawn Rotary Club Celebrates 50 Years of Service 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club hosted the 2017 Four Way Speech and Video Contests on April 1st. Rotarian Amy Hinton chaired the event and did a superb job organizing the facility, food and contest flow. She was ably backed by a host of club members. Thanks to the Mt. Pleasant ISD and Rotarian Judd Marshall, Superintendent, for allowing the use of their very spacious Administration Building.
District Speech and Video Contest 2017-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
Just a few of the Paris Club Members with DGE Ted HuffhinesParis (TX) was the scene of The District Training Assembly on April 22.  The First United Methodist Church was the perfect place for this type of meeting.  (and yes, we began on time and adjourned ahead of time – 1:45 p.m.
(Just a few of the Paris Club members with DGE Ted Huffhines.)
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POLIO 2017 Update

2 in Pakistan?  3 in Afghanistan?  0 in Nigeria?

It is not too late to make what could be your most
important financial contribution to the POLIO ERADICATION campaign,
Your LAST ONE!!!.

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Polio Eradication Update Jim Fitzgerald 2017-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Many 5830 Rotary members heard and read of the of the September 2016 visit by District 4250 Governor Carlos Flores and El Progresso Rotary member Melvin Tejada, along with PDG Tom Watson, Lake Wales Rotary Club President Beverly Lynn and Rotarian Jim Weaver, from District 6890 in Florida.From March 1st through March 3, DG Lee Montgomery and DGE Ted Huffhines returned the favor and visited San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for the 22nd District Conference of Governor Flores’s District 4250.

XXII Annual District 4250 Conference in Honduras 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
The Marshall Rotary Club hosted a fabulous Rotary Foundation Dinner on Saturday, February 11th at the Marshall Lakeside Country Club.  Social hour began at 5 p.m.; a seated dinner was served at 6 p. m. (Several said it was the best Banquet meal ever!); honors, awards, and presentations followed dinner, with one of the highlights being an address by Rotary International Past President Ron Burton.  Other highlights were awards to Dan Carpenter and Shirley Griffin.  
Fabulous February Rotary Foundation Dinner in Marshall Fran. Hall, District Administrator 2017-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Carlos Flores, DG for D4250, which consists of the three countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize, met with District 5830 officials and
club members from August 28th through September 2nd for a whirl wind of activities.  Also in the visiting delegation were past DG Tom Wagner for D6890; Lake Wales Rotary Club President Beverly Lynne; Lake Wales Rotary Club International Service Chair Jim Weaver; El Progresso, Honduras Rotary Club member Melvin Tejada.
Tri-District Collaboration for International Service Fran. Hall 2016-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International
Young Leaders in Action
August 2016 | Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
Exciting changes already taking effect around theworld
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and it’s an exciting time for the entire family of Rotary! New changes to develop increased club flexibility and membership help you engage with Rotary in new ways. Now is the perfect time to connect with club members, develop a strategy to attract new members, and share how you activate Rotary’s programs for young leaders to engage the community.
Young Leaders in Action Rotary International 2016-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Jim Fitzgerald on Jun 30, 2016
Thirty years ago, today, Rotary started something big, really big.  Thirty years ago Rotary began a war on Infantile Paralysis (POLIO).  At the time I was almost fifty years old, had been a Rotarian less than five years with perfect attendance, and thought Rotary was a great civic club.  It was great to be a Rotarian.  To my surprise I learned that it was more than just a great civic club.  It was an army, and it was declaring war on POLIO, and, whats more, I had been drafted. 
The incoming governor of District 5830 was Al Glaess, from the Sulphur Springs Rotary Club; a doctor who was himself a victim, and survivor of the dreaded Polio virus.  The incoming president of Rotary International was M.A.T. Caparas, from the Philippines. What they both knew and what I was about to learn was
I Am Still Here PDG Jim Fitzgerald 2016-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact PDG Tom DeWitt 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.  Tom will need a pick up and return date.  Contact information for PDG Tom:  thdewitt@msn.com  or (903) 730-0600

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. (Tyler will not be able to have the trailer on that first Thursday in Dec next year.)
UPDATE: Iron Lung is Available for Display! Fran. Hall 2016-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
The multi-year effort to define and propose a Global Medical Project for a Hospital in the Northern area of Guatemala is REALLY MOVING!  The project will provide critically needed Nursery, NICU, and Obstetrics equipment to the Hospital National de San Benito in the Peten’, Guatemala
Great News: Our District Has a Global Project Underway! Carroll Greenwaldt 2016-04-24 05:00:00Z 0

Follow Global Scholar Micah Clark during his 2015-16 year attending Kings College in London, England.

Read his blog here.

TRF Global Scholar Micah Clark's Year In London John Jetter 2015-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
District Membership Chair PDG John Henson recently attended the Zone Membership Seminar in New Orleans.  Here are some great tips from one of the speakers, Thaddeus Rex.
Membership Tips 2015-08-20 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the "Action District"!  We are pleased you chose to visit our website and hope you enjoy getting to know the District.  Should you have any questions, please Click here for help logging in, or contact District Administrator Fran Hall at (903) 787-8275.
Note to Web Site Visitors 2015-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

After more than four years of effort, the Texas Rotary license plate is finally available!

Texas Rotary License Plate Now Available! John Jetter 0

Paul Harris was born April nineteenth.  He was 36 years and 10 months old when he founded Rotary.  He died January 27, 1947.  How old was he when he died? To learn more about Rotary's rich history, sign up for the Rotary Global History Fellowship Newsletter.

Rotary Global History Fellowship Randi Duckworth 0

If your club is looking for an easy service project, "Books for the World" is the project for you!

Books for the World Randi Duckworth 0


Effective September 1, 2014, the following incentive program will be up and going!!!!

REMINDER! - New Member Incentive Launched John Henson 0
Posted by Jack Welge

During a conversation on membership retention and membership increase at a recent Rotary gathering, it became apparent that Rotary Fellowships are one of the best-kept secrets of our organization.

A "Best Kept Secret" of Rotary - Rotary Fellowships Jack Welge 0
Posted by Randi Duckworth
ImageEngaging the Next Generation in Rotary: 5 Strategies for Growing Your Club with Young MembersAuthor Michael McQueen was a featured speaker at the Zone 30/31 Institute in Huntsville, Alabama.
Membership Minute Randi Duckworth 0
A bold new chapter in the partnership between Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at eradicating polio was announced at the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal, late last month. The joint effort, called End Polio Now – Make History Today, will support the 2013-18 Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan.
Rotary, Gates Foundation Partner To Boost Polio Endgame Support Randi Duckworth 0