Jack and Ava Welge 

Governor 2020 - 2021
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Rotary District 5830

2020-2021 Theme
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Online Training:
Rotary Club Central and Understanding Citation Requirements
Upcoming Events
DG Jack Official Visit to: Troup Rotary Club
Oct 06, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Jack Official Visit to: Canton Rotary Club
Oct 08, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Iron Lung - Half Marathon Race - West Bowie RC
Oct 09, 2020 – Oct 11, 2020
2020 Rotary VirtualSummit(Taking Rotary by Storm)
Oct 10, 2020
Rotary Zones 30 & 31 Virtual Summit
Oct 10, 2020
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
DG Jack Official Visit to: Mineola . Rotary Club
Oct 12, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Iron Lung -reserved for Lee Montgomery for Kilgore
Oct 14, 2020
DG Jack Official Visit to: Pittsburg Rotary Club
Oct 14, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Jack Official Visit to: Gladewater Rotary Club
Oct 15, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Jack Official Visit to: Jacksonville RC
Oct 21, 2020
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Bulletin Editor
Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
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October 2020 
Upcoming "Save The Date"
To get more information about the events listed below please contact the Club Presidents.  Also send DA Shirley your fundraising events to be posted on the District Website.
October 5, 2020-Athens Golf Tournament
October 10, 2020-West Bowie County Rotary Club-Run the Rail
October 30 & 31, 2020 -Longview Greggton Rotary Club-Rodeo Food Drive
November 5, 2020-Idabel Rotary Club-Masquerade Celebrity Dinner
Message from DG Jack 
Ours is the opportunity to empower Rotarians to change our World.

Remember that October is Economic and Community Development Month and October 5th -11th is Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week and October 24th is World Polio Day. That’s a lot for one month, but it underscores what we can do to change lives when we come together in friendship, fellowship, and service.

Ava and I have now seen over ½ of our District Clubs. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our vision of Rotary, a combination of old and new, where we continue to honor traditions of Perfect Attendance yet embrace E-Clubs and Satellite Clubs and other new models of Rotarians coming together to open opportunities.

With the slow recovery from the pandemic it becomes more important to meet either virtually or safely in person, emphasizing masks and social distancing. It is incumbent on each of us to give our guidance to club, district, and zone leadership to help us all stay on track demonstrating how Rotary Opens Opportunities during an unprecedented time.

We have been touched by the generosity and tireless endeavors of our District Rotarians to improve the lives of others, especially when faced with the difficulties of the pandemic. Our prayers continue to be with those adversely affected.

Economic and Community Development Month

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

Congratulation DGND Karen Maines 
Congratulations to Karen Maines, Past President of the Longview-Greggton Rotary Club who has been selected by the District 5830 Nominating Committee as District Governor Nominee Designate.  She has been selected to serve during the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Karen Maines was held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations. No challenges or re-nominations have been received so the Nomination was final at midnight on September 30, 2020. 

Karen is the 2020-21 Rotary Alumni Chair of District 5830 and serves on the RYLA Board of Directors. Karen also serves on the Arts! Longview Executive Committee and is Secretary of the Board of Directors.  She is a member of the Longview Executive Committee of 100 Women Who Care, and on the City of Longview Walk of Honor Committee, as well as the City of Longview Police Training Advisory Committee. Karen also serves on the Board of the East Texas Symphonic Band, the Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation, and the Band Kids Forever Jack B. England Scholarship Selection Committee.

She and her husband, Randy, have been married since 1996, have an adult daughter, Alicia, and attend Pine Tree Church of Christ.
October 31, 2020 District 5830 Conference Update 
After much thought and discussion it has been decided to change the conference agenda so that all participants have the opportunity to participate in all the sessions.
The majority change is to not to offer breakout sessions.  Please pre register at your earliest convenience if you have not already registered.   
(Click Here to Register) No fee for the Conference; however, a contribution of $25.00 or more will be appreciated.
Deadline to register for the District Conference is Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
Keynote Speaker - Eradicating Polio - PDG Floyd Lancia
Public Image- Sarah Fox 
Visioning-Sam Scroggins 
Membership-PDG Lee Montgomery
Training New Members-Carroll Greenwaldt  
Foundation-PDG Ted Huffhines 
Awards and Recognitions-IPDG Jim Finstrom 
Business Meeting-PDG John Jetter 
COVID Triage Facility Peten’, Guatemala
This is a celebratory announcement to all who so generously supported the establishing of a Triage Facility at the San Benito Hospital’ National’ in the Peten’, Guatemala.  As you remember, we were contacted by the Tikal’ Rotary Club in late May/early June, with their critical need to establish a screening facility outside their hospital, to screen patients and visitors for COVID prior to their entering the hospital building.  They were using a broken down army surplus tent; it was all they had.   By early July, with your clubs and individuals leading the charge, $10,000 was raised and sent to the Tikal’ Rotary Club.  They immediately got busy, using what they had quickly available, a shipping container; and put together what you see in the attached pictures.  It is a beautiful facility, very functional, sporting a BIG Rotary Wheel!!!  They are now working on refurbishing the dilapidated restroom facilities, also outside the hospital. 
THANKS for what you have done to meet the humanitarian needs of these hard working people of Northern Guatemala!  
Here's the final list of generous clubs and donors:
  • Longview Rotary                                      $2000
  • Henderson Rotary                                     $1000
  • Texarkana Sunrise Rotary                         $1000
  • Marshall Rotary                                        $1000
  • Carroll & Mary Greenwaldt                     $1000
  • Idabel                                                        $  250
  • Cedar Creek Lake                                     $1000
  • S. Tyler Rotary                                         $1000
  • Longview Greggton                                 $1000
  • Texarkana International                           $  750
Total:                                                                $10,000
Plan Ahead For World Polio Day 
 World Polio Day on October 24, 2020 
From virtual 5k runs to online galas, Rotary clubs are coming up with creative ways to promote polio eradication and celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October. To plan ahead for World Polio Day, use the resources and End Polio Now toolkit.

And remember, World Polio Day is just one day that will inspire Rotarians to get involved with The Rotary Foundation.
District 5830 Iron Lung
Thanks to PDG Lee Montgomery our Iron Lung has new signage and a new storage box! 
Contact DA Shirley to reserve for a Club Event 
Look What District 5830 Rotarians Are Doing!
"Rotary Run for Wheels”
Before 7:00 am Atlanta Area Rotary Club was “bright-eyed and bushy tailed” greeting the 18 registered runners who participated in first ANNUAL run. This event raised several hundred dollars for wheelchairs in their H2H grant project.
DG Jack's visit to Clarksville Rotary Club was published in The Clarksville Times.
On September 17, 2020, Rotary District 5830 Governor Jack Welge made his official visit to the Clarksville Rotary Club.  This visit to the Clarksville club is one of 42 club visits, which the District Governor conducts during the Rotary year.  In his honor, the Clarksville Rotary Club contributed $100.00 to the Polio Plus Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  Shown in the photo, from left are District Governor Jack Welge, Rotary club president Mickey Allen and Assistant Governor Rochelle Cory.
Pittsburg Rotary Club 
Pittsburg Rotary recently donated 75 computer mouse devices to Pittsburg Elementary third grade classes. Pictured are teachers Susan Gilbert and Emily Baldelamar and Rotarians Carolyn Franks, Gary George, Karen Ray, Woody Ray and Rachel Miner.
Join us in the 2020 Series Empowering Women in Rotary

This inspirational series is for all to learn and grow as Rotarians in support of the Difference we can make when working together.  Each of these sessions will leave you inspired and challenged as we hear from these incredible leaders and hear the impact they are making to empower us all.