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SAVE THE DATE: April 4, 2020 - District Training Assembly - Location TBD

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Need help understanding the Rotary Citation Award requirements?  Email me or call me to get the link to the recorded training and the training documents on Rotary Club Central and Understanding how to achieve the Citation Award.

District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and will have a Merry Christmas.  Please note that the last day for early registration for the International Convention and reduced rates is December 15th.  And, please review your progress on the Citation and see that accomplished goals have been reported to RI.  I am down to my last three Club visits and looking forward to the new year.  Thank you for all the service you performed this year and your planning for the new years.  Jim Finstrom

We believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in under served communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.


Important message from DGE Jack Welge! Calling all Rotary Club Leaders and Board Members, Rotary needs your skills and leadership.  Serving as the President of your Rotary Club is one of the most important roles in Rotary International. It is a most rewarding time in your life. Whether attending as a President Elect or President Nominee coming to your role as multi-year Rotary Board Member or as a recent volunteer, Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) from February 27, 2020 - March 1, 2020 helps make your Rotary Club President year easier and more effective.

Membership! Are you excited yet? 
New to this newsletter is a section on Membership that will appear going forward. The intent is to keep you up-to-date on trends, successes and tips on membership ATTRACTION and ENGAGEMENT! Remember those terms!!
THANKS to all who attended the Nov 2nd Membership and Foundation Seminar in Tyler. (If you ask PDG Ted Huffhines, he would say it was the Foundation and Membership Seminar, but hey, it's my article. Ted can call it what he wants in his article-wink wink!) Our LIVELY group  exchanged numerous ideas on growing membership, including but not limited to, Strengthening Your Club, Flexing & Innovating, Satellite Club opportunities, and the Zone initiative to GROW ROTARY! More to come. 
Do you know what the significance of December 15, 2019 is in the Rotary world?
This is the last day to register for the 2020 Honolulu Rotary Convention and receive a discount! Have you registered? If not, WHY??? From what I am seeing on the Rotary website, this is going to be one of the most exciting conventions in recent memory. AND it is in Hawaii!!!!

If you have never attended a convention, this is an excellent choice to be your first. Not only is the convention going to be outstanding, but the location is one of the top go to places in the entire world. So, you can “kill two birds with one stone.”
DG Jim Finstrom speaks at the 39th Annual Officers Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Texarkana's Four Rotary Clubs- Wilbur Smith, Oaklawn, Sunrise and International.  The Keynote Speaker was Brian A. Crawford, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Willis-Knighton Health System.  Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown presented the Officers of the Year chosen by the 9 Departments that were represented.  Approximately 250 Officers, Rotarians and Elected Officials attended the luncheon.  
The Rotary Club of Longview continued its years old tradition of assisting with the Longview Thanksgiving Food Drive this November. Past President James Roberts who serves on the board of the Food Drive organizes the club’s participation each year which includes a sizable cash donation that helps provide turkeys and hens along with the nonperishable items. For several years the club has moved its regular Tuesday noon meeting the week of Thanksgiving to the Food Drive location at Maude Cobb Convention Center where the Rotarians help sort food donations, check in donation recipients and help them gather and load their food boxes.
The annual Food Drive served 858 families in this, it’s 35th year.
Texarkana International Rotary Club meets on Monday night. During one of their regular scheduled meetings, they packed 13 boxes for Operation Christmas Child as their November International Service Project. They had so much fun packing the boxes. The boxes will soon be on their way to the distribution center to bless 13 children in counties all over the world.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and Habitat For Humanity of Texarkana partnered to refurbish a Nash Resident's home. 
Pictures front row: Rotarian and Nash Mayor Robert Bunch, Sunrise Club President and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Mary Wormington
Back row: Rotarian and Nash City Manager, Doug Bowers and Rotarian Becky Bunch. Other Rotarians participating in the painting project not shown in the pictures are as follows: Ralph Waits, Landon Forbes, Steve Colliers, Steve Rogers and Shirley Pinnix Evans.
The Clarksville Times published the winner of the 2019-2020 Club Project Grant.  
The members of the Clarksville Rotary Club contribute annually to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   A portion of funds contributed by Rotary clubs are returned by The Rotary Foundation to the Rotary International District to which the local club is assigned.   Rotary Clubs are then entitled to apply for a matching club project grant from their District Grant Committee to assist with a local or international project.  The local club matches the amount of the grant requested in the application.  

Mineola Rotarians had a wonderful time participating in the Annual Salute to Veterans Parade in Downtown Mineola.
Pictured: Jim Albritton and Jim Bailey
Pictured: Steve Ogueri, Denis Hurst and JP 2 Judge Janae Holland Not pictured Parade Judge Greg Hollen 

October 31, 2019, The Clarksville Times, publicized Clarksville Rotary Club's observance of World Polio Day on October 24. 
In an effort to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio, Rotarians in the 35,000 clubs worldwide annually observe World Polio Day on October 24.   Polio is a vaccine preventable disease, which still threatens children in parts of the world today.   In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative with an initial fundraising target of $120 million.
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