"Save the Date" District 5830 Foundation Dinner is February 23, 2019 at Northridge Country Club Texarkana, 120 Bill Rogers Drive, Texarkana, Tx. 75503. Keynote speaker is PDG Ann Lee Hussey.
 
PDG Hussey,  Chairs the Polio Survivors and Associates, Rotarian Action Group and serves on the Reach Out to Africa Service Associates Subcommittee as a Functional Coordinator for Health Initiatives.  She served as Zone 32 Coordinator for Health and Hunger for 2009-2010.
 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
 
Thoughts from PDG John Henson, "A finer Rotarian may never come along. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten."
"I cannot remember how many times I called PDG Archie seeking his wisdom and advice, and every time he listened to my question, gave it some serious thought and then shared his thoughts. They were always straight to the point and always correct even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear.  He was that kind of leader."

 
Congratulation to 2017-2018 District 5830 Governor, Ted and Angela Huffhines for "Outstanding Leadership."   During the October Zone meetings, District 5830 received 1st Place in Polio Fund giving in the amount of $127,013.00 and 2nd Place in Annual Fund, Per Capita giving of $167.00.  IPDG Ted and Angela were inducted into the Arch Klump Society.  
 
 
Congratulation goes to Louraiseal McDonald, Marshall Rotary Club who was chosen District 5830 Bill Rains Rotarian of the year for 2017-2018. 
  
It is with great pleasure that IPDG Ted Huffhines was able to recognize the D5830 Bill Rains Rotarian of the Year for 2017-2018 at our recent District Conference in Longview. This year's recipient is Louraiseal McDonald, immediate Past President, of the Marshall Rotary Club. Louraiseal was instrumental in starting both an Interact and Rotaract Club this year.
2017-2018 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club President, Bill Burnett accepts the Bill Campbell Club of the Year Award.   IPDG Ted Huffhines present the award to Cedar Creek Lake for their outstanding community projects and fundraisers.  Pictured from left to right are: IPDG Ted Huffhines, AG Barbara Turner, 2017-2018 President Bill Burnett, 2018-2019 President Greg Cooley, DGND Mike Groom and Andrea Groom.  Please click on the links below for a summary of Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club projects and services.https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050024/en-ca/files/homepage/cedar-creek-lake-rc-project-services-summary/Cedar-Creek-Lake-Rotary-Accomplishements-2017-2018.docx
 
Club Bulletin of the Year for 2017-18 Announced 
Guidelines for 2018-2019 Club Bulletin Contest 
 
The three quarterly winners for the District 5830 Club Bulletin Contest were Texarkana Sunrise (4Q17), Clarksville (1Q18), and Mineola (2Q18).  Each of these Clubs were awarded 200 PHF points for their quality work.  Prior to the October District Conference, the District’s ADG’s were asked to vote on the overall winner.  The votes were very close with all three Club’s earning the same number of first place votes.  The top bulletin then came down to the Club receiving the highest number of second place votes.  Clarksville ‘s “The Gear”  weekly bulletin prevailed and their Club was awarded 400 additional PHF points.  Congratulations to all three Clubs.
 

During the Oct. 4, 2018, meeting of the Rotary Club of Paris United, District Governor, Judy Guthrie was the guest speaker.  DG Judy is from the Carthage, Texas, Rotary Club.  Excerpts from her speech are provided below.

Pictured from left to right: PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, DG Judy Guthrie, PDG Jo Ann Parkman, Club President Andy Cobb, and AG Susan Chapman. 

 

Marshall Rotary Club President, Jay Webb assist PDG Shirley Griffin with her excellent program on why we should support the Eradication of Polio.  As they say, " A picture is worth a thousand words!"
For the 2018-2019 Rotary year, the Red River County Public Library will receive a $1,200.00 grant and has agreed to serve as the cooperating organization to work with the members of the Clarksville Rotary Club in a project which will offer artistic and cultural events and updated reading materials to the patrons of the library.  
 
Shown in the photo is Rachel Ellsworth, Director of the Red River County Public Library.
 
October 2018, Students of the Month!  Club President Donna Meredith present awards to Athens IDS: Jaci Harris and Regan Bella; Athens Christian Preparatory Academy: Joshua Bass and Hayley Gaytan.  Congratulation to Shirley Ward on a PHF +2. 
 
 
 
 
 
  In October, Tyler Rotary Club participated in the District Club Visioning Event. According to District Visioning Director, Susan Gill, "We even had our first International Skype attendee!"
The Rotary Club of Athens sponsored " An Evening with Talmage Boston" at the Texan Theater on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for support of World Polio Day and End Polio Now Campaign. 
Club President, Donna Meredith introduces Mr. Boston a well-known Presidential Historian, Author and Baseball writer. Event sponsors: Citizens National Bank - Athens, Citizens State Bank- Athens, Prosperity Bank - Athens, and UT Health - Athens. 
 
 
 
To support World Polio Day, PDG Tom Dewitt educates the youth from Robert E. Lee High School about Polio Eradication and the Iron Lung that was on display. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured left to right:   Jackie Cannon, STR, Exec Dir Champions for Children, PDG Tom DeWitt, Hagar Patterson, STR, Mgr Miller’s Point Menswear
 
Special thanks to Dr. Dan Crawford for the opportunity to be involved with your students.
 
 
 
 
 
DG Judy Guthrie recognizes those that made the 38th Annual Public Safety Officers Luncheon a success.   There were over 300 in attendance to honor their Area Officers.  Both Texarkana Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Arkansas Mayor Ruth Penney Bell announced the Winners and why they were selected as Officer of the Year.   State Representative Carol Dalby introduced the Keynote Speaker Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Members of Henderson Rotary Club and Henderson High School Interact Club Members helped out with the painting.  Their World Polio Day Event was Purple Pinkies for Polio.  
Rotary Christmas Parade Call for Entries
Tyler – The local Rotary International Clubs are accepting entries from public organizations, bands and other groups to participate in the 2018 Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade. The parade will be held in downtown Tyler and begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.

 
 
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