Ted Huffhines
and Angela
Governor 2017-18
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Rotary District 5830

2017-18 Theme
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Jacksonville RC will meet at
ETMC Conference Room
501 S. Ragsdale,
Jackonville, Tx 
Upcoming Events
Annual Cedar Creek Lake Golf Tournament
Pinnacle Golf Club
Apr 20, 2018
Longview Greggton Rotary Club PRCA Rodeo
Longview Rodeo Arena
Apr 20, 2018 – Apr 21, 2018
Hugo Rotary Club-Annual Kelly Miller Circus
Apr 21, 2018
Iron Lung - District Training Assembly
Apr 21, 2018
District Training Assembly
Northeast Texas Community College - Pittsburg / Mt. Pleasant
Apr 21, 2018
8:15 AM – 2:00 PM
4 Way Test Speech Contest
Mt. Pleasant ISD
Apr 28, 2018
Sulphur Springs Rotary Club Claws for a Cause
Downtown Sulphur Springs, Tx
Apr 28, 2018 5:00 PM
Update Rotary Citation
Apr 30, 2018
Memorial Day
May 28, 2018
District Governor Installation
Carthage Country Club
Jun 16, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
April 2018 
April 2018 is Maternal and Child Health Month
District Governor’s Newsletter- April 2018
This is a busy time of year for clubs in District 5830. There are numerous projects and fund raisers going on all across our district. Rotarians are “Making a Difference” in so many ways, and it is very encouraging to see the hard work being done. We also have our District Training Assembly on April 21st at North East Community College in Mt. Pleasant. I encourage all clubs to be represented at this district wide event! Gather your club officers and come join in the excellent training that will be provided! DG Elect, Judy Guthrie, has a wonderful program planned! The last Saturday of the month, April 28th, we will be holding the District 4-Way Speech Contest in Mt. Pleasant at the MPISD Administration Building. This is a great opportunity to see some of the top students in northeast Texas as they share how living the 4-Way Test helps one Make a Difference! We owe a huge “thank you” to the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club for hosting this event again this year.
Every club should have received the information on the Membership Contest we are holding over the last three months of the Rotary Year- April, May & June. Make every effort to grow your club over these last three months. We have cash prizes for the winners along with banners and plaques. Contact your Assistant Governor or myself if you need help in identifying potential new members or attracting potential new members for your club. We are eager to help! You can also go to website or the website for additional assistance and ideas on membership. The contest is set up so that large and small clubs have the opportunity to win!  Why shouldn’t it be Your Club that wins!
We already have several clubs who have met the requirements for the Rotary Citation! Congratulations to those clubs. There is still time to achieve this recognition. Work together and get it done!
Blake White has been accepted as the recipient of the Global Scholar Scholarship Grant from District 5830. Blake is a graduate of Texas A&M University and plans to pursue a Masters from King’s College in London, England focusing on peace and conflict resolution. He intends to pursue a career with the U.S. State Department. This a great opportunity for Blake, and it is also a wonderful opportunity for our district to provide support for this much needed cause. I appreciate the work of PDG’s Lee Montgomery and Carroll Greenwaldt and DGN Jim Finstrom for serving as the interview committee and working through this process.
Please plan to attend the Installation for our next District Governor, Judy Guthrie, on June 16th in Carthage. This is always a fun event and great opportunity to see your friends from around the district. Put that date on your calendar!
I look forward to seeing you as I come around to the different club events this spring. Please reach out to me if you are having an event that I can come and support!
District 5830 PETS 2018
 Lone Star PETS is the premier training event that prepares Rotary Club President-Elects for their year of service as President of their Rotary Club in Texas and Southern Oklahoma.   There were approximately 800 Rotarians that attended the LoneStar PETs in Dallas, Texas March 1 - March 4, 2018. 
District 5830 Leadership Team:  
DGE Judy Guthrie, said, "The 2018-2019 PETS at the DFW Hyatt went extremely well.  It was very well attended and I think everyone enjoyed themselves and learned a lot in the process.  We also had 33 people stay for the Sunday Foundation Certification".  We are definitely “The Action District”. "The speakers were again Top Notch....informative but still entertaining.  I sat in on one of the Saturday morning breakouts sessions and was very impressed.  Not only were the facilitators good, but the PEs in the room really participated." "All in All,  I would say it was the best PETS I have attended."
 2018-2019 RI President Barry Rassin spoke to the District 5830 President Elects. (For more pictures refer to the District Photo Albums.)
2018 District Foundation Banquet 
A large crowd of Rotarians gathered to celebrate the Rotary Foundation, recognize District 5830’s 2017 contributions and Global Humanitarian work, to be inspired by Past RI Director Brad Howard, and to honor those who have generously contributed to the Rotary Foundation in the calendar year, 2017. 

New Level 1 Major Donors ($10,000 in lifetime giving) were Charlie Tidmore from Athens, R. Michael Groom from Cedar Creek Lake, DGN Jack and Ava Welge from Longview, and PDG Lee Montgomery from South Tyler.  New Level 2 Major Donors ($25,000 Lifetime giving) were PDG Shirley and Dr. John Griffin from Longview and DG Ted and Angela Huffhines from Marshall.  New Level 3 Major Donors ($50,000 Lifetime giving) were PDG Phil and Dee Bandel from Paris United.
Included in the honorees were a number of clubs who achieved Every Rotarian Every Year status, Sustaining Clubs:  those with Per Capita giving of $100 per Rotarian, and those Sustaining Clubs with $100 or more given by every Rotarian in the respective clubs.  Also honored were new Paul Harris Fellows, those with new levels of Multiple Paul Harris achievements, new Major Donors, and Rotary White Hat Awardees (those giving $5000 or more in the past year).
White Hat Awardees were PDG Phil Bandel from Paris United, PDG Fay J. Durrant from Texarkana International, DG Ted Huffhines from Marshall, and PDG Charles Whiteside from Kilgore.
Special thanks to the Athens Rotary Club who were stellar hosts for us at the Texas State Fisheries Center. (Please refer to the District Website Photo Album for more pictures.)
Texarkana Rotary Clubs' 25th Annual Cecil Phillips Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
DG Ted Huffhines addressed over 180 Teachers, Principals, Superintendents and Rotarians, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Texarkana Rotary Clubs' 25th Annual Teachers Appreciation Luncheon.   This year's Rotary International Theme is: "Making a Difference".   Teachers do make a difference in the lives of our children everyday. 

Keynote Speaker, Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver asked the question to the audience of Educators, " Does what you say matter?"  Rep. VanDeaver, told a true story of two young ladies that had the same first name.   The rest of the story is yes, what you say does make a difference. 
District Teachers of the Year
Connie Green, Jamie Blain, Anne Formby, Cynthia Gauntt, Summer Gibson, and Franshicka Banks-Brown. 
(Please refer to the District Photo Album for Campus Teachers of the year, etc.)
Bill Burnett, President of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake received Excellence in Community Service Award
 Bill Burnett, President of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake, was recently honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution with their Excellence in Community Service award. Bill serves as chairperson for the local HUD Housing Board and as a board member with Forever Families, a faith based program for women who have been incarcerated or coming from drug rehab programs.
Bill was president of the local food pantry for seven years before becoming Rotary President and still active in working with them.  He has done meals-on-wheels with his wife, Anne, for the last seven years and is an active deacon in his church. Last but not least, he and his wife rescue dogs and cats, especially those they find having been abused.  Presently they have five dogs and eight cats.
Idabel Rotary Club Annual Trash Pick Up Day 
Idabel Rotary Club held their annual trash pick-up day on Saturday, March 24. The group collected 37 bags of trash, a tire, and a bucket along the south Bypass in Idabel.
Pictured are Rotarians, Linda Bell, Dennis Wilson, Kerri Eickel with daughter, Alyssa, Carolyn White, Corey Green, and Linda Potts.  Also participating but not pictured were: Heath Green, Jerry Ellis, and Micheal McElroy.
Jefferson Rotary Club's Tree Project 
Jefferson Rotary Club accepts the challenge made by Ian H. S. Riseley, the 2017-2018 President of Rotary International.  He challenged the members of Rotary Clubs worldwide to plant trees in their communities as a service project.
Winnsboro RC and Interact Group receives $6,000.00
Texas Country Ford presented checks from their Drive One Program. A check for $6000 was presented to the Winnsboro Rotary Club of which the Interact Club received half. Rotary uses the money for student scholarships each year, and the WHS Interact Club presented $1500 each to Memorial Middle School and Winnsboro Elementary School for playground improvements. In addition, Texas Country Ford presented an additional $3,060 to Winnsboro Elementary School for their participation in Drive One for Your School.
Marshall RC distributes 116 dictionaries 
On Tuesday, March 6th, Rotary Club of Marshall President Louraiseal McDonald and Rotary Club of Marshall member David Robertson distributed 116 dictionaries at William B. Travis Elementary to 3rd grade students.  Also, during the months of March and April other Rotary Club of Marshall members will distribute an average of 800 dictionaries to other 3rdgrade students in Marshall, TX and Hallsville, TX.
Clarksville Rotary Club Tree Planting Project March 2018
  Ian H. S. Riseley, the 2017-2018 President of Rotary International, challenged the members of Rotary clubs worldwide to plant trees in their communities as a service project.  The Clarksville Rotary Club recently planted Shumard Oak trees in three city parks: Fireman’s Park, Grove/3rd Street Park and Cheatham Hill Park on Magnolia Street.   Rotarians shown planting one of the four trees designated for Cheatham Hill Park on Magnolia Street are:  Front row from left:  Bow Willis, Ben Black, Rotary Club President,  Donna Jessee and David Lee.  Back row from left:  Dan Meehan, James Vaughan, Jr., John McPeters and Rob Rowley.
Marshall and Marshall Metro Rotary Clubs Tree Project
The Rotary Club of Marshall Texas accepted the Challenge of 2017-18 Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley, to develop projects with Rotaract and Interact Club support and collaborate with community partners and local experts by planting a tree for every member of the club. The goal was to PLANT A TREE by Earth Day, April 22, 2018.  Since it was organized in 1919, The Rotary Club of Marshall Texas has been a strong supporter of education for boys and girls of Marshall and Harrison County.  
This year, all fifty trees were planted one month ahead of schedule, March 3, 2018, by Marshall & Marshall-Metro Presidents Louraiseal McDonald, and Charles Cornish, other Marshall Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors, RYLA campers and friends and family at 5 brand new MISD campuses in Marshall.  Congratulations, Marshall Rotary! (Please refer to District 5830 Photo Album for other pictures.)
Quitman Special Olympics Project 
Quitman Rotary Club serving Special Olympics. 
PDG Bill Hedges, Pres. Steve Straznicki, Sam and Martha Scroggins, and  Becky Crump joined community volunteers to put on the Pilot Club’s Special Olympics Track Meet for over 200 athletes from NE Texas schools. 
Tyler Rotary Club Honors Local High School Seniors
Throughout the school year, the Rotary Club of Tyler recognizes outstanding high school seniors from schools throughout the Tyler area.
The club has been honoring students for more than 20 years. The students are selected by the guidance counselors of each school for their grades, school involvement and community service. Tyler Rotarian Mary Burch presented each student to the club and shared their accomplishments, goals, and the college they plan to attend. Students are presented with a plaque as a token of appreciation. The students’ parents, principals and counselors were also present.
This year’s seniors include: (refer to District Photo Library for all winners) 
Bryce Holloway and Kharis McFarland from John Tyler High School
Logan McNeel and Breighana Martin from East Texas Christian Academy
Alan  Zhu and Elaina McKee Yeager from The Brook Hill School
Daniel Schmitt and Johannah Carmona from Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School
Caleb Glenney and Carly Furqueron from Grace Community  School
Luke Bryans and Kamal Bains from Robert E. Lee High School
Sullivan McCreery and Jordan Smith from All Saints Episcopal School
The outstanding high school senior recognition is part of an ongoing effort by the Rotary Club of Tyler to encourage and reward student excellence and achievement. 
The Rotary Club of Tyler meets every Thursday at noon at the Hollytree Country Club located at 6700 Hollytree Dr, Tyler, Texas.
Marshall Rotary Club Weekly Speakers
Jay Webb, Lieutenant, Harrison County Sheriff's Office
Marshall Rotary Club, President Elect, Jay Webb gave  weekly dramatic reading of Standing on the Shoulders, our dip into the written history of Marshall Rotary Club. 
But first, Mr. Webb waxed a bit sappy on the topic of the regional PETS (President Elect Training Seminar), where he learned how to be the 2018-2019 Marshall Rotary President.

The following week the speaker was Dr. Christopher Medina and a few members of the Wiley College debate team. 
Pictured: Christopher Medina, Jaeme Orfanos, Emmanuela Wade. Debaters Emmanuela Wade and Jaeme Orfanos read dramatic short pieces of their own choosing, and Rotarians agree that they were the most energetic and emotional speakers we've had in some time.  The future speakers will have a hard time living up to the energy, thought, depth, and beauty of these performance?
Longview Greggton RC 28th Annual PRCA Rodeo 
Longview Greggton Rotary Club sponsors the 28th Annual PRCA Rodeo April 20 & 21, 7:30 pm.
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Iron Lung is Available for Display!
The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans with a request including a copy of the driver's license of the individual to pick up the trailer, a copy of their insurance card and the location, date, and name of event. Towing vehicle for the trailer requires a 1 7/8 or 2-inch ball and has a plug-in pigtail to hook up lights.  Shirley will need a pick up and return date.  Contact information for DA Shirley: or 903-787-8275.
Each community can only have a priority request for the same event once a year, but they can make a request for the same event every year on the off chance that no one else will want the trailer for that same date.