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District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

 I look forward to November for:  (1) my last five club visits; (2) Interact Week November 4 to November 10 with Anniversary of Interact on November 5; and (3) Foundation Month coupled with World Polio Month.  We had a good meeting in Tyler last Saturday discussing foundation and membership, and I received good comments from attendees about ideas exchanged and learned.  Let's keep up the energy working on the Citation, Membership, and support for the Foundation and Polio Plus.  I am thankful for the opportunity to put Service Above Self and thank you for sharing that goal.  Keep up the good work.  Your District Governor, Jim
The Membership and Foundation Seminar was a tremendous benefit for those in attendance. Many attendees attested to such as they provided "take away" comments and compliments at the end. The engagement of the attendees was fabulous. Those who attended left with the knowledge and skills necessary to grow their club membership and increase support for doing good in the world and supporting the efforts to eradicate polio through the Rotary Foundation. About 60 members from over 20 clubs met at Tyler's First Christian Church for the event.  

PDG and District Rotary Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines was joined by PDG Pamela Stewart from Louisiana and PDG Allen Morgan from Arkansas, both Zone officers for The Rotary Foundation, to lead the four Foundation breakouts. PDG Lee Montgomery led the Membership seminar classes with the students teaching each other.
Paul Harris Society members were recognized for their faithful generosity.
From left to right: Louraiseal McDonald, DG Jim Finstrom, Beth Blaisdell, Linda Sartor, Karen Maines, PDG Bill Hedges, PDG Fay J Durrant, Jerry Porter, Danny Carpenter, PDG Ted Huffhines


IPDG Judy Guthrie is recognized at the November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar for the "Second Highest Net Gain" of members in Zone 31 in 2018-2019.
IPDG Judy was very proud to announce the 20 Clubs in District 5830 that received the 2018-2019 Citation Awards.
1. Atlanta with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Jerry Porter, 2. Cedar Creek Lake with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President-Greg Cooley 3. Clarksville-President-Richard Meehan 4. Gilmer with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Pete Herrman 5. Henderson with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Andy Vinson 6. Idabel with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Jerry Ellis 7. Kilgore with 1 Presidential Distinction Award-President Jerry Camp 8. Longview Greggton with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Scott Brunner 9. Longview Midtown with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President April Barker 10. Longview with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Dietrich Johnson 11. Marshall with 1 Presidential Distinction Award-President Jay Webb 12. Mt. Pleasant-President Bob Hourahan 13. Paris with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Andrew Cobb 14. South Tyler with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Amanda Folmar 15. Texarkana Wilbur Smith with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Cindy Marsh 16. Texarkana International-President Marion Houff 17. Texarkana Oaklawn with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Stefanie Brazile18. Texarkana Sunrise with 1 Presidential Distinction Award-President Steve Collier 19. Tyler Sunrise with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Jo Dobbs 20. Tyler with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President George Roberts, Jr. 
So you have now attended the convention and had a fantastic time, picked up lots of new ideas, met lots of new Rotarian friends and picked up tons of information, Rotary pins, tee shirts etc. from the House of Friendship. What’s next? After all you are in Hawaii (many of us the first time and probably the last for some of us) you don’t want to take all the time and money to attend the convention and then turn around the next day and go home!!!!
Karen Maines is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Longview, Texas, a passionate local city volunteer and 2019-20 President of the Longview Greggton Rotary Club. 
"What's an iron lung?"
This question was asked of me last week -- by a long-time health professional in her 40's. I admit that I didn't say anything for a second. At first, I thought she was joking around, but then it sank in that she honestly had no idea what I was talking about. 
After I thought about it later, it made more sense that, due to her age, she wouldn't know about iron lungs, or about Polio. 
   This is a group picture of the Sabine High School Interact Service Organization officers and sponsors with the certificate and banner that we presented to them on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The Rotary Club of Kilgore is very honored to be able to sponsor this wonderful group of young people.
Rotary Club of Wills Point held their annual Adoption Day at Wit’s End earlier in October. This is an annual event to match foster children with adoptive parents. We had a large turnout of both children and potential adoptive parents. Many people expressed appreciation to Rotary for holding this event.
Rotary participating in Wills Point’s Annual Boo on the Bricks Celebration. They held a raffle with a cruise as the grand prize. This event helped raise $1,000 to be donated to Polio Plus. Rotarian David Cartwright (left) and Interact Club Administrator Lisa Zelnick (right)
Pittsburg Rotary Club members celebration World Polio Day!
The Pittsburg Rotary assisted by the Pitt Rotary Interact Club handed out dictionaries to the third graders in the Primary School, Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Beginning on the left and around the table is Melissa Sierra, Evelyn Ponce, McKenna Wood, Rachel Miner, Gloria Miner, Fernanda Garcia, Mahiro Itchimura, Madison Moore. The club also donated ear-phones for the reading classes, as there were not enough to go around to all the students.
Texarkana International Rotary Club members are busy labeling over 1300 dictionaries to deliver to area 3rd graders. 
College Hill teachers were excited to be a part of the Rotary Club dictionary project.
 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club is proud of their annual Klothes for Kids Project.  This project will help 150 students in seven local schools from Mabank.  They had approximately 53 volunteers that helped with this project including Interact Students and donated approximately $22,500.00 to the project.
Congratulations and a BIG Thanks to ALL that helped make this our most successful Klothes for Kids in our club's history! "It took a village!"  
Miss Texas Chandler Foreman at the Golden sweet potato festival.
 Miss Texas Chandler Foreman pictured  at a “meet and greet” luncheon at the Golden Homestead,  taking time to visit with local East Texas Rotarians following Golden Sweet Potato Festival parade on Saturday, October. 26, 2019. Pictured are PDG Bill Hedges, Golden Homestead owner Tony Pegues , Miss Texas and Greg Hollen. 
On October 12, 2019 West Bowie County Rotary Club organized their 4th Annual Half
Marathon Run the Rail Event.  Tobias Daniel our first runner! He Brad ran from New Boston to De Kalb and back to New Boston again to do a whole marathon - 26.2 miles. Wow! They are very grateful to Bates-Rolf Funeral Home and Texarkana Funeral Homes for sponsoring our race. Thank you so much for your generosity!
The  City of Carthage made a proclamation on October 24, 2109 as World Polio Day.   The Carthage Rotary Club made the newspaper and posted Polio Plus awareness information on their Facebook page.
Texarkana Sunrise Rise Rotary Club is proud to co-sponsor Nash Cub Scout group for the second year with BWI Companies. 
Pictured from left to right: Caddo Area Council District Executive-Taylor Joyce, District Executive-Emily Eudy, Sunrise Club Treasurer-Shirley Pinnix- Evans, Sunrise Club President- Mary Wormington, Caddo Area Council Scot Executive-Anthony Escobar , and Owner of BWI Companies-Robert Bunch.
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