September is Literacy Month for Rotary!  September 8 was proclaimed as International Literacy Day by the UNESCO's General Conference in 1966. Since then, literacy celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as the matter of dignity and human rights and to work towards a more literate and sustainable society.  
DG Judy Guthrie led the Annual Council of Governors meeting on August 18, 2018 at PDG Shirley Griffin's clubhouse in Texas.   Back Row left to right: DGDN Mike Groom, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Lee Montgomery, PDG John Henson, DG Judy Guthrie, PDG Tom DeWitt, PDG Jim Archer, IPDG Ted Huffhines, PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, DGN Jack Welge
Front Row: PDG Jim Fitzgerald, AG Barbara Turner, PDG Shirley Griffin, PDG Fay J. Durrant. 
Congratulation to Mineola Rotary Club, 2nd Quarter 2018 Bulletin Contest winner.   Mineola Rotary Club joins 4th Quarter 2017 Winner- Texarkana Sunrise Club and 1st Quarter 2018 Winner - Clarksville Rotary Club as the 2017-2018 Quarterly Winners.  These clubs will compete for the 2017-2018 Best Bulletin and the winner will be announced at the District Conference October 19 - October 20, 2018 in Longview, Texas.   
Reported by Tina Bell, Rotary District 5830 Youth Exchange Student, Stella Marie Theres Angerer, had the opportunity to visit District 5890 for a combined Inbound Orientation with their 18 Rotary Youth Exchange students from across the world. Stella is visiting this year from Germany and attending school in Texarkana.  Stella is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Texarkana International Club.  To learn more about RYE in District 5830 visit: https//rotary5830.org/sitepage/youth-exchange
 
On August 1, 2018, Stephanie Brazile, President of Oaklawn Rotary Club presented Mike Richardson with the "Outstanding Community Service Award".  Who, though devotion and exemplary efforts, leads the Club's Flag Project.  Mike's actions embody Rotary's motto of Service Above Self.  Mike joined Rotary, April 7, 1977 and is Past President, Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member.  Congratulation Mike!!!
 
Happy Birthday Marshall Rotary Club!
Past Presidents, J. Keith Feille, Sam Moseley, Linda Endicott, Craig Vanbiber, Jim Fitzgerald,
Marshall President Jay Webb, IPDG Ted Huffhines, Milly Kay Johnston-Green and Daren Horton
For ninety-nine years, three weeks and one day they have been standing on the shoulders of giants.  Soon they will join them celebrating a century of changing lives in Marshall and beyond.
 
Go to Marshal Website to get the rest of the story. (https://www.marshallrotary.org)
 In July, the Longview-Greggton Rotary Club distributed over $26,000 in proceeds from their annual PCRA Rodeo fundraiser. Bob Metzler, Chairman of the Longview Greggton Rotary Charities Inc. board, distributes checks to worthy local nonprofits. 
 
Pittsburg Rotary Club members welcomes DG Judy Guthrie to Pittsburg during DG Judy's official visit. "The Pittsburg Rotary Club has just finished Club Visioning and is on a roll!" "Everybody is excited and enthusiastic!" ,stated DG Judy Guthrie.  
 
Pictured are: Pittsburg Rotary Club board members. 
Pictures: Pittsburg RC President Kay Green, DG Judy, and AG Nathan Reeves
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club members are known for their " Community Service and the "Little Club that Can!".  93% of their members worked on the 2018 Stuff the Bus Project plus the club gave a financial contribution to Texarkana United Way for purchase of school supplies for the children in need in the area.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake presented the 2018 Celebrity Waiters Fundraiser.  The community leaders, business owners and city and county officials join club members to support Rotary. This event raises approximately $70,000 each year and goes back into the community, especially in support of the children. It was a fun party and raised lots of money with the help of their community.
 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club President, Greg Cooley recognized Peggy Price and Andrea Pickens for being long time co-chairs for our Celebrity Waiter Event. (Go to District Photo Album for more pictures) 
 
Hugo Rotary Club completed their Club Visioning on August 21, 2018.  President Colby Bryant said, "The leadership of the Hugo Club owes a deep thanks to the team who assisted the Club Visioning meeting in August. " 
Members of the Idabel Rotary Club supports their community's "Stuff the Bus Project".  They collected approximately $900.00 worth of school supplies for distribution to the Idabel Public Schools.  Shown in photo- Jennifer Andrews, Jerry Ellis, Lindsay Campbell, Carolyn White and Linda Potts.  Also helping with the project but now shown are: Mark Polson, Doug Brown, Glenda Rankin, Ross Chandler, Henry Moy and Faye House.
Other pictures available in the District Photo Library.
 
The 3rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Rotary Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s “Invest in Education” projects. For more information, see our Tournament Facebook page or www.mprotaryclub.org or call Buddy Marshall (903/466-2542) to get an entry form.
 
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