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Save The Dates: February 8, 2020 District Foundation Banquet and April 4, 2020 - District Training Assembly 

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District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

Hello District 5830:  February is upon us, and I hope to see as many of you as can make it at the District Events set out and described in this newsletter.   I believe the more you attend, the more you will grow and mature in Rotary and enjoy it.  Our District membership is up 30 members in the past 12 months.  If we can increase 3 members per club during 2020 we can have 10% District membership growth.  If that is less than your club goal, please reach your goal, and if not please make it your goal and go to work enthusiastically!  And, please review your progress toward receiving the Citation, making sure your progress is reported, and work hard toward completing the requirements. 
DG Jim Finstrom is pictured with Henderson Rotarians with a combined length of service of 150 years.
From left, Bill Preston (48 yrs.), Tony Wooster (50 yrs.), you, and Foy Brown (52 yrs.). All have served the club as President and other offices.
Brown and Wooster have served the City of Henderson as Mayors, and Preston as a Councilman. These three members have been responsible for 12 Paul Harris Fellows being presented to themselves, family members, and various individuals.
With bloody conflicts raging in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and parts of Central Africa, the message of nonviolence and reconciliation that nations worldwide will observe on 21 September demands more urgent and collective attention.
In 2001 the United Nations designated the September date as an annual International Day of World Peace "to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence" according to a General Assembly resolution.


District 5830 Annual Foundation banquet is Saturday, Feburary 8, 2020.   Deadline to register is February 3.  This is the event where we celebrate the success of the District's efforts to support The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and Polio Plus. Past RI  Director Larry Lunsford from Kansas City will be our guest speaker and all New Paul Harris Fellows, PH advancements and Club successes will be a highlight of the event.
As usual we will be offering a Paul Harris Raffle opportunity for those wanting to leverage their giving in a fun drawing and those contributing in increments of $100 will receive matching points even if they don't win one of the raffle awards.
Do you LOVE Rotary? February gives us a perfect pairing to celebrate: Valentine’s Day the 14th and Rotary’s 115th birthday on the 23rd . Why not have a celebration of both and promote membership development around these annual milestones? Even though the 23rd is on Sunday, have a special program the week before or after. Get a Rotary birthday cake and INVITE GUESTS for a special program on your signature service project and fund raiser. Tell them about your club’s impact on your community and the world. So much to tell…so little time! Many hands make light work, so won’t you join us?!! Invite your mayor to attend to present a declaration of (your town’s) Rotary day for your club on February 23rd and get social media/newspaper/tv coverage to build recognition. Any other bright ideas?! 
According to DGE Jack Welge, Rotary International Assembly was a fantasic experience and the ability to share it with Rotarians worldwide was indescribable.  THE 2020-2021 PRESIDENTIAL THEME "ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES".
Pictured from left to right: Ava Welge, DGE Jack Welge, 2020-2021 International President Holger Knaack and wife Susanne,
In our 24th year of RYLA 5830, staff and campers are gearing up for another life-changing experience at Clements Scout Ranch in Athens, TX. With two sessions of camp, February 7-9 and 21-23, RYLA will host over 200 students from across the district for team building, outdoor activities, group discussions, and more in order to promote the 8 leadership traits of integrity, team building, communication, problem solving, planning, decision making, trust, and self-esteem.
DGN Mike Groom recently attended the annual SCRYE Winter Conference in Tulsa, OK and discovered some new things in Youth Exchange. On one front, SCRYE, once again, has partnered with World Experience Scholarships (WES) to provide scholarships to outbound youth exchange students from SCRYE member districts who need financial assistance in order to participate in Youth Exchange. Scholarship amounts will be determined on an individual basis by the WES Scholarship Selection Committee and will range from $500-$2,000. Applications are being received now with a deadline of April 15, 2020.

Longview Rotary Club's Rotarians, Colby Dickson and Joni Cobb were on hand to lend a hand at Longview's Homeless Resource Day. Wiley and Colby assisted in the Point-in-Time homeless census and Joni helped at the check in desk.

The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was honored to be able to increase the number of school aged children they were able to help shop for and provide with winter clothing. This year, they shopped for 150 children and allocated $150 per child. We discreetly coordinate with our area’s school counselors to identify children in need. Over the course of 7 calendar days in November, we garner support of over 200 volunteers (Rotarians and non-Rotarians) to help us shop for these children.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians joined Coalition for the Homeless for their Annual Chili Cookout event.   Sunrise Rotarians were dressed as superheroes to support their Community and serve the delicious chili made by Sunrise Rotarians Becky Bunch.      
The Clarksville Times published a photo and press release regarding the 2019-2020 Club Project Grant awarded to the Clarksville Rotary Club.

Shown in the photo from left to right are Dan Meehan, Rotary Club Past President, James Vaughan, Jr., Rotary Club Secretary-Treasurer, Roy Stringer, Family Council of CNC, Holly Cooper, Family Council of CNC, receiving a grant check from Bow Willis, Rotary Club President, Paul Hines, Rotary Club Foundation Chair, and Christie Ussery, Rotary Club member.  
The Rotary Club of Kilgore, TX provides a pair of shoes and a pair of socks to all students of Kilgore ISD who qualify to receive free school  supplies. If the parents would like for their children to receive the shoes and socks, a Rotarian will measure the student’s feet.
Rotary Club members were present for the entire school registration process of two to three days who measure the student’s feet to determine what size shoe the student will need and to have a good starting place for fitting the student’s feet.