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
District Governor's February Message 2018-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
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 
Longview Rotary Club Fundraising Event 2018-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
 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
Lindale RC is hosting a Wild Game Dinner! 2018-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
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
Longview Midtown RC " Club Visioning" 2018-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Texarkana International Rotary Club February Service Project 2018-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
Idabel Rotary Club's Student of the Month 2018-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
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 ) 
Atlanta Area Rotary Club Tree Project 2018-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
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.
2018-2019 RI President Barry Rassin 2018-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Dear Fellow 5830 Rotarians,
I trust each of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years holiday break. As we enter the second half of the Rotary year, I hope all of us will continue building the relationships with-in our clubs and searching for new prospects to join our Rotary family. Growth is critical to maintaining a healthy club. New members bring new friendships, new ideas and additional resources for doing good in the world.
I applaud the many clubs that have started new Interact and Rotaract clubs this year. These efforts will allow more service to be done in our communities, create new prospects for Rotary in the long-term, and provide opportunities for us to invest in the lives of young people. If your club has not started an Interact or Rotaract club, I challenge you to do so!
RYLA will be coming very soon. This is another wonderful opportunity to invest in young people and help build their leadership skills. Please be timely and intentional at getting your RYLA candidates signed up and transported to camp.
January 2018 Governor's Newsletter 2018-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Rotarians in Quitman enjoyed “Stories from Christmas Past” as each shared their most memorable events.
Martha Scroggins decorated the Quitman Rotary Club meeting for Christmas.
Members told personal stories of Christmases Past, including the burnt  turkeys, lumpy gravy, and I’ll-fitting clothes. One with several older brothers heard “Don’t worry, you’ll grow into them”.
Quitman Rotary Club's "Stories of Christmas Past Program" 2017-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Texarkana recently planted 14 trees, one for each member of the Club, in the Nash Industrial Park in support of this year’s 1.2 million tree planting challenge by Rotary International’s President, Ian Riseley of the Nation of Australia.  The Sunrise Rotary Club, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at the Texas Chuck Wagon in Nash, is one of five clubs who meet in the Texarkana and New Boston area.  Rotary, whose motto is “Service Above Self” is committed to serving our local community as well as important international community projects.

Texarkana Sunrise RC " Tree Planting Project" 2017-12-30 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Marshall really knows how to "Make a Difference." On Wednesday, December 27th, Louraiseal McDonald, club president, presented a $4000 check on behalf of the club to the Mission Marshall Food Pantry Director, Misty Scott.  The money will be spent at the East Texas Food Bank.  According to Mrs. Scott, “this is the equivalent of $12,000 spent at a local grocery store.  This order of $4000 at the East Texas Food Bank is about 700 pounds of food.  Roughly 300 families of 4 can be served and should last for approximately 4 days.”  A huge thank you goes to DG Ted Huffhines for being available for the presentation.
Marshall Rotary Club's Project " Mission Marshall" 2017-12-30 06:00:00Z 0
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. 
Texarkana Shop with a Cop Day 2017-12-30 06:00:00Z 0

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!  

Marshall RC Interact Christmas Party and Projects 2017-12-18 06:00:00Z 0
Pres. Greg Hollen, Ken Pearce and others welcomed community residents as paper, cardboard, plastic and cans were dropped off at Walmart in Mineola. Upper Sabine River Recycling transports the material every 3rd Saturday of the year.
Mineola RC Recycling Project 2017-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
2017 is the 30th anniversary of Women in Rotary. To honor this occasion the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake held a special program in honor of their women members and women members in all Rotary Clubs.
The program was presented by Andrea Pickens seated center front row in the attached picture. Women represent over 30% of the club's membership.
Cedar Creek Lake RC 30th Anniversary of Women in Rotary 2017-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Annual Rotary Bike Build for Salvation Army 2017-12-09 06:00:00Z 0
The month of December emphasizes Disease Prevention and Treatment across the Rotary world. This certainly fits in District 5830 as we have recently completed our PolioPlus Truck Raffle! I want to first thank all of the clubs and individual Rotarians who sold or purchased their tickets and supported this district wide fundraising project! The District raised just over $60,000 which will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2 x 1 for a total of $180,000! These funds will help provide vaccines for well over 300,000 children! This will truly Make a Difference as we pursue the eradication of polio! I also want congratulate Richard Emerson of the Longview Greggton club for winning the new Ford F-150 Pick-up Truck! The Atlanta Area, Idabel, Jefferson, Longview Greggton, Marshall, Texarkana International, Texarkana  Oaklawn and Texarkana Sunrise clubs sold 100% or more of their tickets!
December 2017 Governor's Newsletter 2017-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Thousands of people flooded downtown Thursday night, November 30, 2017 for the annual Tyler Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Tyler.  Families, many wrapped in blankets, lined the streets to watch the parade, standing or sitting on the curbs or in foldout chairs. Over 130 groups and individuals from the community participated in this year’s parade with floats and displays of Christmas cheer.

Rotary Clubs of Tyler Annual Christmas Parade 2017-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Marshall Rotary Starts Wiley Rotaract Club 2017-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

2016-2017 District 5830 and District 6190 Joint "I've Got Talent" District Conference was held in Shreveport, La. November 10 & 11, 2017                                                                                                                                                      

District Conference Wrap Up 
- Club and District Honors -
- Member Recognition - 
Go to the Home Page Photo Album for all the Conference Pictures 
District Conference 2017 was one of a kind! Sorry that so many missed it. Those in attendance enjoyed the opportunity to visit Shreveport to network, meet some vibrant young Rotarians, dance and enjoy the music of the Hurricane Levee Band, take advantage of a series of classes, hear inspiring words from the RI President’s Representative Melissa Ward, participate in Rotary Leadership Institute and dozens of other cool aspects of our joint conference with District 6190 representing 33 clubs in northern Louisiana.6190 District Governor 2017-2018 Paula Weaver Gates RI President Representative PDG District 7190 Melissa Ward 5830 District Governor 2017-2018 Ted Huffhines  5830 Immediate Past District Governor Lee Montgomery
Pictured left to right: 6190 DG 2017-2018 Paula Weaver Gates, RI President Representative and PDG for District 7190 Melissa Ward, 5830 DG 2017-2018 Ted Huffhines, 5830 IPDG Lee Montgomery.
2016-2017 Joint District Conference 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

November 16th was "Joel Campisi Day'' in the city of Texarkana, USA.

After 17 years the Chairman of the Texarkana USA Flag Project for the Texarkana Rotary Clubs, Joel Campisi, has retired and received a certificate from the cities at the Wilbur Smith Rotary Club meeting last Thursday. Mayor Ruth Penney Bell read a proclamation Thursday afternoon officially naming Joel Campisi Day.

“Campisi as chairman,” Bell said, “has had an indelible impact on the area economically and physically with all the flags he's built and placed around Texarkana. It is beautiful and uplifting to see our streets and homes lined in flags and patriotism 6 times a year. His hugely impactful, behind-the-scenes efforts to make a difference in this community are highly admirable.”

Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Honors Joel Campsi 2017-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
The following was a facebook posting from one of the Teachers at Sabine Elementary School about the Kilgore Rotary Club Dictionary Project.
The Kilgore Rotary Club gave a dictionary to every second grade student at Sabine Elementary. Those kids were so very happy! I had to give the kids some free reading time, so they could “read” their dictionaries. Many students were using the sign language chart to teach themselves sign language. Some kids located the maps and state information. There were a few students who started at the first page and started reading one page after another. We have been working with prefixes and suffixes. The kids were so excited to see them listed in the dictionary. Computers and technology are great, but there is nothing like holding your own book in your hands. I had to keep reassuring those babies that those dictionaries now belonged to them and they could take them home. Thank you so very much Kilgore Rotary Club! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and you brought joy to my entire class today!
Kilgore Rotary Dictionary Project 2017-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake recently sponsored two of their Rotary members to take part in a water project in Honduras.
Working with District 5830 and the Rotary Club of Lake Wells, Florida, Jay Eckert and Cesar Castro traveled to Honduras with Rotarians from other clubs to participate in the water project and in helping with several other building projects. The two will be putting together a power point presentation to present to the club later.

Picture: Rotary President Bill Burnett, center, is shown presenting Jay Eckert, left, and Cesar Caste with club trading banners to present to the local Rotary Club while in Honduras.
Cedar Creek Lake Rotary "Honduras Water Project" 2017-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
  Rotary of Cedar Creek Lake recently held their  annual Klothes for Kids event in which winter clothing for over 75 children was purchased.  Because of the number of children involved from two different schools districts it took three days to complete the project.  Each child was paired up with two to three adults to help them shop. Although the club organized and funded the project, it is considered a community wide project in which over a 170 volunteers from the local Cedar Creek Lake community; churches, clubs, etc.came together to make it happen.  The local Mabank High School Interact Club provided a number of students to help out. Rotary of Cedar Creek Lake "Super Hero" volunteers were also there to help out.
Pictures: Children posing with the bags of clothing they received and a group picture of some of the volunteers.
Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Annual Klothes for Kids Event 2017-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
Marshall High School students plan to do more recruiting according to Stacy Adams, Marshall RC Interact Leader.  Stacy made the initial contact with Marshall Independent School District in October to start a new Interact club at the high school.   Marshall RC has several Members lined up to be Interact Counselors, and the club now has over 25 member signed up.
What is Interact?  Interactors take action, build international understanding, and make new friends around the world.  They develop leadership skills while they discover the power of Service Above Self, and find out how serious leadership can be seriously fun!
Marshall Rotary's New Interact Club Holds 1st Meeting 2017-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
This was an environmental project that allows local citizens to recycle items that would end up in landfills, dumb in unauthorized areas, etc. A large commercial paper shredder, truck mounted, was provided along with a large truck to haul off electronic items, TVs, computers, etc. Large dumpsters were also provided for other items citizens needed to rid themselves of.  The Rotary Club and Interact Club worked together to make this a successful project.
Pictures: Recyclable electronics being loaded and truck mounted shredder.
Cedar Creek Lake Rotary "Make-A-Difference Day" 2017-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
          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 
District 5830 PolioPlus Raffle Winners 2017-11-12 06:00:00Z 2
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!
November is Rotary Foundation month! 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
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.
The Rotary Club of Tyler Raises Funds to Help Eradicate Polio Worldwide 2017-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Marshall's Community Groups United 2017-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.                            
Quitman Rotary Responds 2017-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Texarkana’s 4 Rotary Club’s honors first responders 2017-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
Award-winning artists Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey will ring in the holiday season together again this year on the Celebrate Christmas Tour, presented by Medi-Share, a national healthcare-sharing organization. Following a successful run of Christmas dates in 2016 where they performed for multiple sell-out crowds, Natalie and Danny will co-bill their popular Christmas tour again this season, sharing the stage each night in a fully integrated set. A six-time Grammy nominee and five-time Dove Award-winning Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant and eight-time Dove nominee and two time K-LOVE Male Artist of the Year (2016 and 2017) Danny Gokey are a quintessential vocal pairing, setting the stage for an unforgettable Christmas experience.
Longview Greggton Rotary Christmas Concert December 10 2017-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
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 endpolio.org, 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.
Potlatch 2017- Carthage RC Display Iron Lung 2017-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Kilgore Rotarians donated $3,300 2017-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant held its Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, September 23, 2017. More than 60 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at Mt Pleasant Country Club while helping to raise funds for Rotary projects. The Tournament was led by Rotarians Bob Hourahan, Buddy Marshall, Jey Yancey, and a team of other Club members. Everyone is now looking forward
to next year's tournament!
Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant held its Annual Golf Tournament 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
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.


October focus is on Economic and Community Development 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake recently spent several days volunteering at Mabank Area Good Samaritan food pantry, one of the local food pantries they donate to.  This food pantry serves over 700 people each month. 

This is part of a program where the club visits activities they donate money or they have the activity come to a meeting to brief how they used a donation.
Picture:  Left to right - Bill Burnett, club president. members; Jay Eckert, Sean Medina, Ronnie Davis, and Carter Hallmark were volunteering one of the service days.
Rotary Club of CCL Work at Food Pantry 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
As West Bowie County Rotary Club wraps up their annual dictionary project in which they provide dictionaries to every third grader in West Bowie County, they would like to shed light on a special arm of our club, Hooks High School Rotary Interact Club.  

The Hooks High School Rotary Interact Club consist of service minded high school students who serve their community through assisting West Bowie County Rotary with our projects as well as performing their own community service projects. Pictured above are members of the Hooks High School Rotary Interact Club delivering dictionaries to 3rd graders at Red Lick Elementary School.
West Bowie County RC Annual Dictionary Project 2017-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Eradication - 2018 Update Jim Fitzgerald 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
I am pleased to formally announce, in accordance with Rotary International By-Laws, that Jack Welge (wife Ava) from Longview RC- is the District Governor Designee for District 5830. Jack will serve as District Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. No challenges were received, and we have waited the required number of days to make this official announcement. Jack is an excellent Rotarian and will provide strong leadership for our clubs.  I encourage everyone to congratulate Jack for his willingness to take on this responsibility, go through the training, and be the leader of our district in 2020-2021. 
Service Above Self,
DG Ted Huffhines 
Jack Welge- Longview RC- is the DGD for District 5830. 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
 "WOW!" Cedar Creek Lake's President Bill Burnett said,  " The only expression I know to describe the Club Visioning Event the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake just had with District 5830 facilitators.  David Cartwright and his team made up of Louraiseal McDonald, Nathan Reves, and John Jetter did an outstanding job in getting attending club members involved. When the evening was over there was definitely excitement on what they felt their club could accomplish.  Club President, Bill Burnett encourages every Rotary Club to hold a Club Visioning Event. 
Cedar Creek Lake RC members participate in "Club Visioning Meeting" 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Dear 5830 Rotarians,
It has been extremely inspiring as I have visited so many of our clubs across the district. The good works our Rotarians are doing or plan to do this year make me feel good to be working alongside each of you! Your support for school children, the hungry, and the less fortunate is so very uplifting. Besides the difference you are making in your communities, you also have fun together! Angela and I have seen how much members of the clubs like being together! I really believe this is one of the most attractive aspects of Rotary membership.
September is Rotary focus on Education and Literacy. Our clubs do this very well. From dictionaries for elementary students to scholarships for seniors and school supplies for the needy, we are all really involved with improving the educational opportunities for children and students in our communities. Continue to find opportunities and identify needs in your schools that your club can work to find solutions for. I challenge every club to find opportunity to volunteer in your schools. I’m confident every elementary school principal would love to have adults to come read to their students, or even better, listen to a youngster read to you. This type of service is invaluable to building confidence in young students.

September is Rotary focus on Education and Literacy 2017-09-11 05:00:00Z 0

With the start of a new school year, West Bowie County Rotary Club is giving a special dictionary to every third grader in our club’s service area just as we do every year.  Third graders from the following schools will receive dictionaries over the next couple of weeks: New Boston, Leary, Maud, Simms, Hubbard, DeKalb, Hooks, Malta, Redwater, and Red Lick.  Pictured below are third graders from Maud and Rotarian Kevin Cauley.
West Bowie County Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries 2017-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Miss Texas, Margana Wood pictured with Gene Kennon, Lindale Rotary Club Member, presented the program to the Lindale Rotary Club. Miss Wood will participate in the Miss USA contest later this year representing the state of Texas.
Miss Texas, Margana Wood, Speaker for Lindale Rotary Club 2017-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Peggy Price of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was recently awarded a "Life Time Achievement" Award by her club.  Peggy has been a dedicated and active member for 22 Years, but future life plans recently required her to move from the area.  Peggy has served in many capacities in the club, but her co-chair responsibilities for the "Celebrity Waiter" fund raiser was the one she loved most.  This is the club's most important and successful fund raiser and was attended by over 280 people this year, raising over $40,000. To the right of Peggy is Andrea Pickens, " Celebrity Waiter" co-chair and Peggy's long time friend.
Peggy Price receives a "Life Time Achievement" Award 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club joined with the United Way of Greater Texarkana to pack backpacks for students returning to school in August.  The United Way provides new backpacks and new supplies to area students with supplies that correspond to the local schools’ supply lists. This year’s goal is to provide backpacks and school supplies for 1600 students.
Texarkana Sunrise Club Project “Stuff the Bus” 2017-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
The  Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake's Celebrity Waiter fund raiser was another smashing success.  This year's theme was "Heroes and Villains" with guest dressing in costume to represent their favorite hero or villain.  Supergirl was the costume worn by many of the women while Superman seem to be everywhere. This is the 21st year for the Celebrity Waiter fundraiser and by far the most profitable for the club.
There were 136 silent auction items donated that brought in over $9,700 and 28 live auction items sold for more than $28,000.  Ticket sales and the different sponsors levels help bring the grand total collected to over $67,000. Special guest were DG Ted Huffhines and his wife Angela and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt District Director TRF Programs.                                                                      
Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake's Celebrity Waiter Fund Raiser 2017-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF TYLER recently had an action packed meeting.  To begin the business portion, we presented a $2000.00 check for clean water projects to Danny Carpenter, chair of the Global Humanitarian Project Grants Subcommitee.  
We also reminded everyone of the Polio Plus goal of $5,000 and mentioned the prizes:  2017 F150 Supercrew XLT; $2000.00 Amazon Gift Card; $1500.00 Best Buy Card; $1000.00 Bass Pro Shop Card; $500.00 Academy Gift Card.  Everyone is on board and tickets are selling briskly.  This goal is very doable so do it NOW!

For the program portion of the meeting, Robin Hood Brians kept us rockin' and rollin' and listening raptly as he sang, played the piano, and told stories of his 50 years in the music business of recording many of the popular artists.  
Tyler Rotary Club's Speaker Robin Hood 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
On Saturday August 5, the Hawkins, Holly Lake Rotary Club hosted its annual Back – to – School Round Up at the recreation/education center of the Hawkins First Baptist Church. The Club bought and distributed school supplies to 150 Hawkins elementary students with their parents.  
Partners and donors to this project included Ozarka, Fabco, City National Bank, Brookshires Grocery, Southside Bank, and First Baptist Church of Hawkins.  Also participating in the event were the Boy Scouts, and volunteers from the First Baptist church of Hawkins.  At the event, we held a fun walk for the children and a bicycle raffle.  Prizes were donated by Credential Research, Raising Canes, Caldwell Zoo, Discovery Science Place, and Trinity Lutheran Church, TRW Trucking, Hawkins Farm and Auto, and from Lindsey Wilson with Century 21. Six bicycles were presented to 2 winners each in categories K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.

Hawkins, Holly Lake Rotary Hosts Back-to-School Event 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Terry Booker’s father-in-law was a Rotarian for more than four decades, and Alton Holt lived the Rotary motto: “Service Above Self.”

“Community leaders like him in over 4,000 clubs across America quietly found ways to help mothers and children, support education, promote peace, grow local economies, fight disease and provide clean water,” Booker praised. “I wanted to join the men and women in this area who also valued those issues, and I want to encourage others to join, too.”

In late-June, Booker accepted the Kilgore Rotary Club’s gavel from outgoing president John Lockman. His first month in the post quickly made way for one of the Kilgore Rotary Club’s busiest seasons – last week, the group held their annual August shoe drive in conjunction with Kilgore ISD’s One-Stop Registration.


Kilgore RC focus on service "Kilgore News Herald" 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
 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
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 info@RotaryMeansBusiness.org.  District 5830 Rotary Means Business Fellowship was chartered on June 21, 2017.  
Contact Fay J Durrant @bagman1236@aol.com 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
District 5830 Rotary Means Business, Oct. 6, 2017 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 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.
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
Note: D-5830 Members and Website 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