5830 Rotarians: we are two months away from our new Rotary year! In Hollywood terms, it’s almost a wrap! But, how it turns out now is completely up to you. As Club members, we are viewed on many levels: the involvement we have serving others in our communities, the nation, and the world; the legacy of service we leave to others; and the ability we have to communicate to others and act as agents of change carrying on our ideals through the Object of Rotary and our Core Values.

You have all impressed me and our District Team by the work done through your Clubs in each of your communities, but it is now urgent that you record your service and the goals you have achieved in Rotary Club Central. If you do not, it is as though it never happened.

Remember President Holger Knaack’s goal was to have all clubs be Citation Clubs. Most, if not all, 5830 Clubs should now qualify.

We stand ready to help. You have done the hard work. You have held your Clubs together. You have recruited the backlog of members not yet installed. You have the new PHFs not yet reported and PolioPlus contributions not yet made.

We can help. PDG Ted Huffhines and PDG Tom DeWitt have a Matching Points Campaign running until May 31st.  Each $100 donated toward the Paul Harris Fellowship is matched by 100 points from the District, allowing all to achieve a PHF or multiple PHFs more quickly. PDG Ted Huffhines gives details in his column below.

And PDG Shirley Griffin’s PolioPlus “Fun” Raiser on May 22nd at Rowdy Creek Ranch can help you get out and party and make your PolioPlus goal as well. Each ticket purchase sends more than $50 to end dreaded Polio. And those donations are matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, so you can both party and contribute meaningfully at the same time. Look for your invitation link here.

Its been a challenging year, but we’re just this close to tremendous success. Join us and celebrate!

Yours in Rotary,
Jack Welge
District Governor 2020-21
Rotary International District 5830
P. O. Box 3624
Longview, Texas 75606-3624