Jack and Ava Welge 

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Upcoming Events
South Tyler RC Foundation Spaghetti Supper
First Christian Church, Family Life Center
May 20, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PolioPlus FunRaiser
Rowdy Creek Ranch
May 22, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mt. Vernon Custom Yamaha Golf Cart Raffle
May 24, 2021
Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration Rescheduled
Jun 05, 2021
Virtual RI Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
Atlanta Area Rotary Club: 2021-2022 Scholarship Dr
Jun 17, 2021
District Officer Installation
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
Jun 26, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit Wills Point
Jul 08, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit Cedar Creek Lake
Jul 09, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit South Tyler
Jul 12, 2021
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DG Jack's May Newsletter

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
PDG Carroll Greenwaldt Receives "Service Above Self Award"
Congratulations to PDG Carroll Greenwaldt for receiving the Service Above Self Award!
DG Jack Welge presented the award at D5830's Training Conference on May 1, 2021. Rotary's highest honor recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide each year.
Pictured: Mary Greenwaldt, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt and DG Jack Welge
4-Way Test Speech Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the Rotary District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest that was held in Mt. Pleasant, TX on April 10, 2021. This year's theme was: How does Rotary Open Opportunities with the Rotary 4-Way Test? The top three presenters were awarded $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively. A big "Thank You" goes to Amy Hinton, District 5830 4-Way Test Contest Chairman, for organizing the event. We also appreciate Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club for sponsoring this event for the last few years. Additional "Thanks" goes to Judd Marshall, Bobby Rice, and Larry Cannaday, members of Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club who assisted on the day of the event.
Pictured from left to right: DG Jack Welge; Ethan Jones, Longview High School, First Place; Kace Murphy, Kilgore High School, Second Place; and Taryn Thurman, Mt. Pleasant High School, Third Place.
2021 Rotary Virtual Convention 
Register Now for the 2021 Virtual Convention!
The promotional rate of $49 is available through May 7th.
Standard price tickets are available for $65 from May 8th through June 16th.
Register Now: PolioPlus "Fun" Raiser 
Tour Rowdy Creek Ranch!        Register Here
Join us to continue the fight to Eradicate Polio.
21-22 District 5830 Training Assembly
Roundtable Panel Discussion - Rotary Leadership

Our District Training Assembly was held May 1st at First United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas. Our 68 attendees were enthusiastic and attentive. DGE Mike Groom expresses his sincere thanks to all of our attendees and our volunteers who made this a very successful event. The roundtable discussion and breakouts were engaging, as shown by the questions posed by Rotarians in attendance.
Pictured left to right: DG Jack Welge, DGN Carolyn Franks, PDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Lee Montgomery, IPDG Jim Finstrom, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, and DGE Mike Groom
And we had plenty of KOLACHES! Many thanks go out to First United Methodist Church for the use of their facilities. It was the perfect location for our assembly, and their staff was so kind and courteous to us. The future for Rotary in District 5830 is bright with these new capable leaders who are coming into office. They are a very good bunch of folks. Again, thanks to ALL.
Let me know what you think. Also be on the look-out for your picture on the District Photo Album. The District Training Assembly pictures should be posted soon.
Give the Gift of Rotary,
Mike Groom
District Governor Elect (2020-21)
Rotary District 5830
Past District Governors, District Governor and GLine 
Pictured are Rotary District 5830 Council of Governors (PDGs) that were able to attend the District 5830 Training Assembly and the COGs Semi-Annual meeting. 
Back Row: PDG Lee Montgomery, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Ted Huffhines, PDG John Henson, IPDG Jim Finstrom & PDG Phil Bandel.
Front Row: PDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Shirley Griffin, PDG John Jetter, and PDG Tom DeWitt 
Pictured are PDG, DG and GLine that attended the Council of Governor meeting on May 1, 2021.
Back Row: PDG Lee Montgomery, DGND Karen Maines, PDG Ted Huffhines, PDG John Henson, IPDG Jim Finstrom, PDG Phil Bandel
Middle Row: PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Shirley Griffin, PDG John Jetter, PDG Tom DeWitt, DGN Carolyn Franks
Front Row: DG Jack Welge and DGE Mike Groom 
The Governor’ s Advisory Committee, also known in R.I. as the Council of Governors, is made up of all active past R.I. officers in the district. The committee meets as often as determined by the Governor, with the suggestion that there be at least two formal meetings in the year. The Council of Governors serve as advisors.
The Rotary Foundation
The last two months of the Rotary year are always jammed with activity. District Training Assemblies, District Conferences, Club Fundraisers, New Governor Installations, and just as importantly, sending in your Club and Personal Donations to The Rotary Foundation before June 30th! Every year, your District Foundation team works diligently to remind Club Presidents and Club Foundation Chairs to make their donations. This is the time for Clubs to make sure each member donates so the Club will be an EREY Club - Every Rotarian, Every Year. This is a distinction that receives recognition from TRF and is a worthy goal for every club. It requires a $25 or more donation to the Annual Fund from each member. The longtime goal for all Rotary Clubs is to be a Sustaining Club: $100 per capita. We have a large number of Clubs who accomplish this goal every year. Many clubs have done this for many years.
If you are a Paul Harris Society member - $1000 donation per year to TRF - please make sure you have reached your commitment for this Rotary year before June 30th.  Another distinction for Clubs is to be an END POLIO NOW Club: total member/club donations to PolioPlus are $1500 or more for the Rotary year. With our upcoming District Polio Fundraiser party on May 22nd in Gilmer, Clubs have the opportunity to achieve this recognition. Be sure to go the District website and sign up. It will be a great night of fun and celebration. All funds will go towards Polio Plus.
Hopefully, Rotarians are aware of our Matching Points Campaign that is going on through the end of May. You can reach Paul Harris Fellow or PHF+ much sooner by making your donations during this month. This is our way of showing appreciation for your continued generosity. Send your donations to: PDG Tom Dewitt. You may call PDG Tom at 903-730-0600 for the mailing address. He will process your matching points.
Club Project Grant Final Reports for 2020-2021 Rotary Year are due now. A number of clubs have completed these and already submitted them, but we still have a few that need to get this done. Please send your Final Reports to: Ingrid Self, CPG Chair.  Please contact Ingrid at 903-452-8711 for the best email address to send the competed reports. 
Clubs who are applying for Club Project Grants for 2021-2022 should send their completed application to Ingrid Self. These are Due May 15th. If you need assistance, please contact Ted Huffhines, 903-930-0524. You can find information, DDF amounts, Application form, and Final Reports by clicking here.
You may ask, “Why is it so important that I support the Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus?” Your donations are what allow our Clubs/ your Club/ and Rotarians around the world to provide clean water, prevent disease, help mothers & children, promote peace, stimulate economic development, improve the environment, & promote literacy and education for thousands of people around the world every year. Serving and helping others is the rent we pay for living on our planet. Please make a generous donation to the Rotary Foundation today!
May Membership Moment

April showers bring May flowers--COVID closedowns bring Rotary renewals!

More clubs are opening in-person attendance. Thank goodness!    

Rotarians, please have your RYLA campers and PARENTS come to a Rotary meeting soon. DGND Karen Maines, an 14-year RYLA leader, reported to the District Training Assembly on the recently completed VIRTUAL RYLA (Part 1).

The campers met online and had a great time. By all accounts, they are pumped and can't wait for the live experience this fall. So, NOW is the time to strike while the enthusiasm is high. The parents should be invited to join Rotary!!! Consider having your club pay their first semi-annual dues (giving them 6 months free (trial) membership!) so they can learn what Rotary is all about and especially how we support youth programs like the one their child is enjoying.

If we have 200 campers per year, we have at least 200 prospective Rotarians. We should expect at least some parents to become new Rotarians each year. It is imperative that we keep tracking information on RYLA participants as well as their parents. Talk this up with your board and membership committee asap! Let us know if we can help!
Register now for Rotary Club of Tyler Centennial
This is a Special Invitation from Tyler Rotary Club for their Centennial Celebration June 5, 2021!  Register from the following link:
The Rotary Club of Tyler - Centennial Celebration RSVP
Date: June 5, 2021
Time: 5:30 pm - Reception ($75)/6:30 pm - Dinner ($50)
Venue: Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Hollytree Drive, Tyler, Texas 75703

Entertainment: UT Tyler's Jazz Ensemble
Entrée Choices: (a) Prime Rib or (b) Pecan Crusted Salmon

Reception Cost: $75.00 per person with Rotary International Director Suzi Howe (Starts at 5:30 pm)
Dinner Cost: $50.00 per person (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Please contact Holly Lewis at (903) 714-4472 or to prepay by May 27, 2021.

Call Holly Lewis with credit card information or send checks payable to:
Rotary Club of Tyler
PO Box 131444 Tyler, TX 75713
Clarksville Rotary Club's Celebration Makes the Local News
On April 15, 2021, Jack Welge, District Governor of Rotary District 5830, inducted two new members of the Clarksville Rotary Club.  Rotarian Rob Rowley sponsored new member, Talisha Alsup, who is the Administrator of Clarksville Nursing Center.  Rotarian and club president, Mickey Allen sponsored new member, Catana Yarnell, who is the Director of The Hub
Community Center. Shown in the photo are from left: Rob Rowley, Talisha Alsup, Rotary District Governor Jack Welge, Catana Yarnell and Mickey Allen.
On April 15, 2021, Jack Welge, District Governor of Rotary District 5830, presented Paul Harris Fellow plus pins to members of the Clarksville Rotary Club who attained an additional recognition level of giving to The Rotary Foundation in 2021. The recognition, named after the founder of Rotary International, recognizes Rotarians for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Shown in the photo from left are Paul Hines, Paul Allen, District Governor Jack Welge, Nancy Brem and James Vaughan, Jr.  Not shown in photo is Alan Hale.
Carthage Rotary Club at work in Their Community
Keri Perot Vance, President of Carthage Rotary Club wants to brag on her club a bit! "As my year as president winds down, I just can’t believe all the fun we have had!" On 4/9/21 some of our members helped unload an 11,000 pound food truck to give to local community members in need.
On April 24, 2021, they helped orchestrate "Tunes & Tails" a Crawfish Boil and Live Music outside The Esquire Theater.   The purpose of that event was to help save Carthage “local arts”.

Upcoming Club Events

DateEventClub - Location
May 20, 2021                         Foundation Spaghetti DinnerSouth Tyler Rotary Club- First Christian Church 
May 24, 2021Rotary Educational Scholarship Trust Mt. Vernon Rotary Club 
June 5, 2021The Rotary Club of Tyler - Centennial Celebration The Rotary Club of Tyler 
June 17, 2021 2021-2022 Scholarship Drive Atlanta Area Rotary Club -  The Atlanta Area Rotary Endowment 
District Happenings 
District 5830 Rotary Clubs are doing great work in their communities.   Click Here Now to go to the District 5830 Facebook Page to see what is happening in our district!