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Rotarians are passionate people driven by the ideal of service. As a part of Rotary, you get to network with and give back to communities around the globe. District 5830 is made up of 42 clubs and over 1500 members across NE Texas, SE Oklahoma, and SW Arkansas.
September is basic education and literacy month in Rotary. Following are some interesting statistics retrieved from Wikipedia. The world literacy rate for all males is 90% whereas for females the rate is 82.7%. Developed nations have an overall rate of 99.2%, with south and west Asia having 70.2% and sub-Saharan Africa at 64.0%. These statistics are dated 2016 but we can see that, in keeping with President Shekhar’s emphasis on improving the lives of girls and women, we need to increase access to education for females worldwide, especially in Africa.
Message from DG Mike Groom and Chair of the District 5830 Nominating Committee, IPDG Jack Welge
 
Congratulations to Jeff Johnston, Past President of the South Tyler Rotary Club who has been selected by the District 5830 Nominating Committee as District Governor Nominee Designate.  He has been selected to serve during the 2024-2025 Rotary Year.
 
Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Jeff Johnston will be held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations and will thereafter become final at midnight on September 30, 2021.
Shirley Griffin, a Polio Survivor and a Past District Governor of Rotary International District 5830 and member of the Rotary Club of Longview, Texas, was awarded the prestigious International Service Award for a Polio-Free World by Rotary International Directongvir Suzi Howe at the Rotary Club of Loew meeting on August 17th. Her award was one of three in the entire world.
South Tyler President, Beth Blaisdell said,  “Our club visioning workshop helped us collaborate as a team to define our direction and goals for the next several years.  The visioning team of 15 reported to our club members at our weekly meeting, sharing our vision results.  The enthusiasm and commitment from our club has South Tyler Rotary on a very positive path for community service.”
 
According to District 5830 Visioning Chair, Sam Scoggins,  there are three measures of success for club's that complete a Vision.   (Click on read more for details) 
Congratulations on Club Growth!!! 
The Rotary Clubs of Winnsboro and Henderson led the way for the first two months in member growth! Winnsboro grew by 75%, adding 6 new members. Henderson grew by 64% adding 14 new members from their club’s membership growth plan mentioned last month. Other new members are in the pipeline. As a District, 18 clubs have had growth since July 1!!! Many held steady. Only about 10 clubs saw slight decreases. Overall the District grew from 1,447 to 1,482. 
 
 
The Mateka Children’s Home Water Well is known as Arron’s Well, in Memoriam of Rotarian and former President Aaron Lemmon of Athens, TX and President Elect of Prosper, TX. Aaron passed away in January. Aaron and Damon Donnell, at the time, PE of Athens Rotary discussed partnering in late 2020 to form an international service project to drill water wells in Kenya as one of Rotary core focus areas: Clean Water and Sanitation. 
 
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