District 5830 held the annual Governor and Officer Installation on June 24th in Marshall, Texas at the Michelson Museum. New District Governor Ted Huffhines (Marshall) was installed by RI Director Karen Wentz (Zones 30-31). This was a special treat for our district to host the sitting RI Director. She was able to meet the nearly 100 Rotarians in attendance and share some very interesting and encouraging remarks about the importance of Rotary around the globe.
PDG Carroll Greenwaldt (Longview) received the “Certificate for Meritorious Service” from Rotary International.
Certificate was presented by RI Director Karen Wentz (Zones 30-31)
PDG Charlie Whitesides (Kilgore) was awarded his Major Donor 4 crystal and pin. Director Karen presented these awards to these very committed and generous Rotarians.
Outgoing DG Lee Montgomery (S. Tyler) presented AG Herschel Lybrand as “Rotarian of the Year” for District 5830. 
Governor Montgomery also recognized all the AGs from this past year and shared his remarks covering the 2016-2017 year. 
Governor Huffhines installed the new Officers and AG’s for 2017-2018, and he shared the theme and vision for the upcoming year. Both men extended their deep appreciation to retiring District Administrator Fran Hall (Tyler) for the exceptional service she has provided to our district for the previous five years.
Everyone enjoyed the excellent hospitality of the Marshall Rotary Club. They were treated to a wonderful catered meal from Bear Creek Smokehouse, and they enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Michelson Art Museum with its exceptional works of art. Past President Linda Endicott (Marshall) was the committee chair for the installation and did a tremendous job. PDG John Jetter (L. Greggton) and wife Frieda served as gracious hosts for RI Director Karen Wentz and her husband Ron Apuhn. The service of these fine Rotarians was much appreciated.
District 5830 Govenors Line: IPDG Lee Montgomery, DGN Jim Finstorm, DGE Judy Guthrie, DG Ted Huffhines
IPDG Lee Montgomery and DG Ted Huffhines exchanges a warm handshake illustrating the strong friendship built within Rotary.