The Marshall News Messenger reports on Marshall Rotary Club's first African American female President. 
 The Rotary Club of Marshall, Texas, installed its first African American female President - Harrison  County's family and consumer sciences county extension agent, Louraiseal McDonald. 
 Louraiseal is excited about her term as President of Marshall Rotary Club.  "I'll be the club's 98th  President, sixth female President and the first African American female President, she said " What an  honor."
 "This club will be 100 years old in 2019" she added.  "That's a major milestone."

Marshall RC inducts first African American Female President 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Eradication Update Jim Fitzgerald 2017-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Fay J. Durrant PDG and sponsor of  District 5830 Rotary Means Business Fellowship would like to spread the word about Rotary Means Business Fellowship organizational meeting on July 14, 2017. 

News Release:  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.  
District 5830 Rotary Means Business Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Ted was asked to join Rotary in 2008. He is a member of the Marshall Rotary Club of Marshall, Texas. He has served as Club President, Foundation Chair, and has also served as Assistant Governor for District 5830. The Marshall Club was selected as the Outstanding Civic Organization in Marshall during Ted’s year as President.The club has continued to increase its Foundation Giving each year he has served as Foundation Chair. He received the Club “Service Above Self” award in 2014 and “Rotarian of the Year” in 2017.
Ted is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, Bequest Society, and a Paul Harris Society member. Ted has attended multiple Lone Star PETS, Zone 31 trainings and District 5830 events. A highlight for Ted was attending the RI Convention in Lisbon, Portugal and then touring Portugal and Spain with other Rotarians from across the USA. He recently attended the RI Convention in Atlanta. He is excited about the opportunity to serve the clubs in 5830 and promote humanitarian service in his year as District Governor.
Ted Huffhines: District 5830 DG for 2017-2018 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
The New Year for Rotary has started off with a bang! $1.2 Billion was pledged to finish the job to eradicate polio at last month’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Rotary International pledged to raise $50 Million per year for the next three years and The Gates Foundation will match this with an additional $100 Million per year for a total of $450 Million pledged. In an effort to support this cause, District 5830 will be holding a raffle for 2017 F-150 Super crew Pick-up Truck along with some very nice additional prizes. We are asking each Rotarian to sell or purchase Four- $25 raffle tickets. Our target goal is raise $120,000 for Polio Plus by our District Conference on November 10th and 11th. This is very doable, and it will certainly make a tremendous impact on the eradication of this dreaded disease. Lives will be saved by our support! Tickets are being distributed the first few weeks of July and the selling of tickets will take place from July 15th until October 15th. Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs will be coordinating this effort at the local clubs. Each club will be credited for the money they raise.
DG Ted Huffhines wishes District 5830 Rotarians a "Great Year" 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
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.)
District Training Assembly in Paris (TX) 2017-04-15 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:  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
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
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Note to Web Site Visitors 2015-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Texas Rotary License Plate Now Available! John Jetter 0
Rotary Global History Fellowship Randi Duckworth 0
Books for the World Randi Duckworth 0
REMINDER! - New Member Incentive Launched John Henson 0
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
Rotary, Gates Foundation Partner To Boost Polio Endgame Support Randi Duckworth 0