Let us keep membership in mind this month and finish forming our club membership committees and get them working with diversity in mind and planning an event to invite potential members.  We had great Zone Training in New Orleans last month that featured Innovation and Membership and Foundation growth.  The program was innovative and you could see the result of hard work under Chairman Floyd Lancia.  I encourage assistant governors who were not there and club presidents and presidents-elect to go to the Zone Training on August 9 - August 10 in Tulsa,  Oklahoma. ( http://www.rizones30-31.org/) I believe you will not be sorry you went.  Also, keep World Polio Day October 24th in your plans and support Polio Plus, because the end of polio is near and the needs for inoculation are challenging.  We want to remember a successful campaign.  And, come to the Marshall Clubs 100th Anniversary celebration on August 24th which features International President Mark Daniel Maloney.  You will enjoy meeting and hearing him.  Make sure you register soon.  I look forward to seeing you at my club visits.  
Your District Governor.  
STATE OF ROTARY MEMBERSHIP As of 1 January 2019
•1,206,501 ROTARIANS, which is an increase of 11,394 members since 1 July. 
•35,663 CLUBS (down 18 from 1 July). Starting new clubs expands our reach and increases our capacity for service around the world. We know that for many clubs, flexibility has proven a great way to address the varied needs of club members.
•Women now make up 23 percent of our membership, an increase of about 1 percent since 1 July.
•The information in Rotary Club Central suggests that the majority of our members are between ages 50 and 69, though accurate percentages are hard to gauge because 41 percent do not include their age in their membership profiles.
 
Click Here for more information on Membership Development (https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/membership)
 
 
2019-2020 Leadership Team at the COG Meeting on August 3, 2019 in Longview, Texas. 
Back Row left to right: PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Lee Montgomery, PDG John Henson, DG Jim Finstrom, DGE Jack Welge, PDG Tom DeWitt, PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, PDG Jim Archer, PDG & VG Ted Huffhines,
Front Row left to right: DGND Carolyn Franks, PDG John Jetter, PDG Fay J. Durrant, IPDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Jo Ann Parkman, PDG Shirley Griffin, Attended not pictured: DGN Mike Groom 
 
Congratulation to Pittsburg Rotary Club Past President Carolyn Franks for being selected as the 2022-2023 District Governor.  

Zone-Map-Logo-No-Background-1500Rotary International Zones 30 and 31 is known as the HEART OF AMERICA and is comprised of 26 districts in 13 states. We have over 1302 Rotary clubs with a membership of over 64,000 Rotarians.  We are business professional and communities leaders, engaged in fellowship and Service Above Activities within our communities both locally and around the world.

It is not too late to register for Zone Training at Tulsa that is coming up on August 9th and 10th in Tulsa.

www.rizones30-31/org/events/success

Now is the time to register for RI Convention 2020.  You will see beautiful scenes, fantastic food and activities and most importantly wonderful fellowship with your Rotary International Family. Register today!   http://www.riconvention.org/en
A Rotary Young Professional Special Event 21 & Up. 
PDG, VG and District Foundation Chair, Ted Huffhines was in New Orleans at a Zone Training Meeting.  Ask PDG Ted about his  "Magic Show".   I understand the "Magic Show" explained how District (club) Grants and Global Grants are funded.   
Stan Kent and his wife Nancy, along with three horses, moved to Sulphur Springs, Texas over several months in 2014.  Stan had retired from the school district in Wichita, Kansas, located a large ranch with a stable (to which he later added riding arena) in the Sulphur Springs area, and started the next phase of his life.   He remarks: ‘June was probably NOT the best time to start the move to Texas!’
 
 

 
The Rotary Club of Mineola donated 20 Live Oak Trees to Iron House Square in Mineola and this was tree watering day.   " Teaching our future generation to care for our park."
 Did you know that the Rotary Club Of Marshall Texas will be celebrating 100 years of Rotary service this coming August 24th, or, that, among the hundreds of projects initiated by the Marshall club, one of the most profound was having the courage to induct two women (Carolyn Abney and Patti Harris) into Rotary as probably the the first two woman in Texas to be inducted into Rotary in August of 1987, and one of those two women, Patti Harris will be present at this celebration event?  
 
The theme of our centennial banquet is "Celebrating a Century of Changing Lives in Marshall and Beyond".  Rotary International President , 2019-1920, Mark Maloney will be our speaker, and his wife, Gay, who is a Rotarian as well, will be present.

 
Thank You! Tyler Police Department for setting a great example and having fun with the Tyler Kiddos.  This was Splasher Grand Opening at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
 
Interact students participated at the monthly Texarkana Opportunities residents special needs dance sponsored by the Arkansas Elks Lodge.  The Interact Club has attended this dance for the last 6 years and been able to develop some amazing friendships. 
 
Interact Students at work at a two day event to raise money for Texarkana Detective Holly Smith. 
Jerry Camp and Tom Sartor are ready for Day 2 of the Rotary Club of Kilgore Shoe Project.  They measured 397 students for shoes.  
 
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