Judy Guthrie

Governor 2018-19
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Rotary District 5830

2018-19 Theme
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Longview Greggton Rotary Club has moved to a new location as of January 4, 2019.   They currently meet at Hilton Garden Inn, 905 East Hawkins Parkway, Longview, Tx. 
Upcoming Events
RYLA Session 1
Feb 08, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019
Iron Lung - District Foundation Dinner
Feb 21, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
RYLA Session 2
Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
2018 Foundation Dinner " Mardi Gras Theme"
Northridge Country Club
Feb 23, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2019 Lone Star PETS Training
Hyatt Regency DGW
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 03, 2019
Lindale RC Celebrity Waiter Wild Game Dinner
Lindale Junior High Cafeteria
Mar 04, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Iron Lung Longview Rotary Club
Apr 27, 2019
Four-Way Test Speech Contest
Apr 27, 2019 8:00 AM
DG Judy Guthrie Multi-District Conference Cruise
May 02, 2019 – May 06, 2019
Rotary Convention - Hamburg, Germany
Jun 01, 2019 – Jun 05, 2019
Bulletin Editor
Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
February 2019  
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Conflict and violence displaced more than 68 million people in the past year, and half of those are children.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.


Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

Prevent Domestic Violence: Australia Rotary clubs raise awareness and funds to prevent domestic violence and support its victims.

Hunted Break Myths: Hunted for body parts and isolated by fear, Tanzanians with albinism are finding new futures through Rotary programs that fight pervasive myths.
Rebuild Lives: Canada Rotary club helping refugees from Syria start new lives.

Rotary makes amazing things happen, like:

Improving quality of life. Rotary members founded the People for People Foundation, which has helped 10,000 families afford food, clothing, rent, utilities, medications, and other necessities.

Raising awareness of bullying. Rotaract clubs in the Philippines conduct antibullying campaigns in schools to teach children how to handle conflict peacefully from an early age.

Protecting domestic violence survivors and their families. The U.S. state of Louisiana has the fourth highest incidence of death caused by domestic violence. Local Rotary members met this issue by helping a shelter provide food, clothing, legal advocacy, and counseling to over 500 women in one year.

2019-2020 RI President and Theme 
Daniel Maloney, of the Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
“The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney, an attorney. He aims to support and strengthen clubs at the community level, preserve Rotary’s culture as a service-oriented membership organization, and test new regional approaches for growth. "With the eradication of polio, recognition for Rotary will be great and the opportunities will be many,” he says. “We have the potential to become the global powerhouse for doing good.”
Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.
He has been active in Decatur’s religious community, chairing his church’s finance council and a local Catholic school board. He has also served as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, chair of Morgan County Meals on Wheels, and director of the United Way of Morgan County and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.
A Rotarian since 1980, Maloney has served as an RI director; Foundation trustee and vice chair; and aide to 2003-04 RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe. He also has participated in the Council on Legislation as chair, vice chair, parliamentarian, and trainer. He was an adviser to the 2004 Osaka Convention Committee and chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee. Prior to serving as a district governor, Maloney led a Group Study Exchange to Nigeria. He also served as Future Vision Committee vice chair; Foundation training institute moderator; Foundation permanent fund national adviser; member of the Peace Centers Committee; and adviser to the Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge Committee.
Maloney’s wife, Gay, is an attorney in the same law firm, and a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, Alabama, USA. Both Mark and Gay are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.
2019-2020 District 5830 Governor 
Let me introduce you to 2019-2020 District 5830 Governor, Jim Finstrom, Jefferson Texas Rotary Club.. Born the oldest of four children in Davenport, Iowa on November 20, 1943, Jim was raised in Aurora, Illinois. He graduated from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1965 and SMU Law School, Dallas, Texas in 1968.
After practicing law in Dallas, Texas for many years, in 1985 he moved to Jefferson, Texas where he continues his practice.  Jim served as District Attorney from January 1993 to December 2004 in Marion County, Texas. In the summer of 2018 Jim was honored for having practiced law for 50 years.
Married to his wife Patricia for 31 years, they have four children and nine grandchildren.  Jim is an Eagle Scout; a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson, Texas; active in Gideons International; is serving his second term as Alderman on the Jefferson City Council. Joining Rotary in 1993, he has served as president of the Jefferson, Texas Rotary Club twice and as an assistant governor in District 5830.  Jim enjoys gardening and travelling.
Press Release - Invitation to the 2019 Foundation Dinner 
NEWS RELEASE (Event open to Non-Rotarians)
Rotary International's four Texarkana Rotary Clubs are hosting a Rotary Foundation Dinner on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 5:00 until 8:00 in the evening at the Northridge Country Club to benefit the eradication of polio worldwide. Deadline to register is February 18, 2019.      
The 2019 Foundation Dinner is open to Non-Rotarians and Rotarians.  PDG Ann Lee Hussey is our Keynote Speaker and she is traveling from South Berwick, Maine to share an important message about the Eradication of Polio.  We want to make sure her message is shared with our community. This is a great time to invite those individual that want to see first hand what Rotary does Internationally and in our Communities. 
The theme will be Mardi Gras and we are going to have a blast! You can wear your favorite Mardi Gras Beads and/or Mardi Gras Mask! There will be 2 cash bars plus hors d'ouvres and your choice of entrée. We have also blocked some rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn at a reduced rate. 
Ann Lee has made the eradication of polio and the alleviation of suffering by polio survivors her life's work.  Over the past several years she has actively participated in 28 volunteer National Immunization Day teams, organizing and leading the last 24 teams herself, choosing to take those NIDs to places that do not often see Westerners  -  Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Niger, Nigeria, Madagascar as well as less “touristy” destinations in Egypt and India – where the need is greatest and where the publicity and goodwill surrounding the trip are as critical as the immunizations themselves to help communicate the need for eradication.  She is leading a team to Nigeria in October for her 29th NID.
She has shared her story and passion hundreds of times throughout the Rotary world and beyond, raising money and creating new converts to the fight.  She is determined that no child will needlessly have to suffer what she herself has been through. As a polio survivor herself, the story Ann Lee tells is personal, and so is her fight to eradicate polio.
Please join us on February 23, 2019 for dinner.  The cost is $50 with your choice of entree  -  Chicken Piccata or Beef Filet. 
Non Rotarians may register by Feb.18th with a credit card by calling Shirley Pinnix-Evans at: 903-787-8275
Rotarians please register by Feb. 18th at the District Website,
There will also be an Iron Lung at the event for those who are too young to remember what it was like for those who were infected with this disease.
Multi-District Conference Cruise May 2-6, 2019
It is not too late to sign up for District 5830 Conference Cruise May 2, - May 6, 2019.   Let's Celebrate with District 5830 DG Judy Guthrie!   A conference You'll Treasure Forever.   
It is a multi-District Conference with District 6200, District 6820 and District 6840. "Be the inspiration aboard Carnival Glory Cruise round trip from New Orleans, La to Cozumel, Mexico. Go to: to register for the conference and call Jackson Travel, LLC - Edwin Holmes 601-398-0104 for available rooms and cruise fares.  FYI:  If you experience problems with the Rotary Cruise Website please email Shirley Pinnix-Evans at
 Rotary International Convention
It is not too late to join us at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June. This issue of Convention News contains important program updates to help you plan your convention experience. 

We have our first group of speakers!

From Monday through Wednesday, 3-5 June, you can choose from nearly 100 breakout sessions on various topics. Here's a peek at the sessions being developed:
  • Strengthen your club — Learn strategies that will keep members engaged and inspire others to join the Rotary family.
  • Learn from experts — The Rotary Business School is back, offering in-depth presentations by executives and professional speakers.
  • Connect and take action — Meet Rotarians and Rotaractors who are tackling the world's biggest challenges, and learn how you can help.

Check out a preliminary list of all the breakout sessions at

Don’t miss your chance to experience Hamburg like a local. Hamburg Host Organization Committee events are almost sold outSee what’s still available and purchase ticketsbefore it’s too late.  

Have you attended other Rotary Conventions? Share your favorite convention memory with us for a chance to be featured on Rotary’s social media channels and at the 2019 convention in Hamburg.

RYLA Website is working 
I am sure you are aware that the RYLA Website has been experiencing problems. The RYLA Board of Directors send apologizes for any inconvenience.  They are hopeful that the problems have been resolved.  The District Club representative is Jeff Miller and he can be reached at  903-245-6202 or email
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Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student
District 5830 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student, Stella, had the opportunity to join nearly 200 other inbound students from across the globe in Tulsa, Oklahoma at SCRYE weekend.  If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Stella yet, I hope you will before the end of her exchange year. She is not only a wonderful ambassador for Germany, but she is also a perfect ambassador for RYE.  In addition to taking advanced placement courses at Pleasant Grove High School, Stella was part of the school's fall play.  She is also part of the tennis team and has started track practice.  Rotary Youth Exchange is a powerful program?  If you would like more information on the RYE program please contact Rachel Trimble at
Texarkana Randy Sams receives $600.00 grant
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club donated $600.00 to Randy Sams from funds raised at their annual draw down.  
The colder weather has seen an increase in people staying at the shelter, which is averaging 100-120 people per night currently.  The Shelter will be utilizing the donation to buy 6 mattresses for cots that currently do not have mattresses, proving additional sleeping space. 
Pictured left to right: Helen Diggs and Rotarian Carol Wilder
Thoughts and Prayers are with the Citizens of Athens, Texas 
Message to Athens Rotary Club members and the Citizens of Athens, Texas from PDG John Henson, " I think I can speak for all of our 5830 Rotary Family when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Athens as they cope with the terrible accident that took the life of a middle school student and sent others to the hospital.  To the members of the Rotary Club of Athens, we are with you."
World War II Veteran Mr. James Upchurch honored guest of Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club 
On January 23, 2019, James Upchurch of Texarkana told the Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club the incredible story of landing at Iwo Jima in the spring of 1945 near the end of WWII.  He was a Navy enlisted sailor on the USS Bollinger, a Navy vessel commissioned just one year earlier to carry 1500 Marines to battle. In 1944, Mr. Upchurch joined the Navy as a 16 or 17 year old youngster.
Pictured from left to right:  Joe Warren, Sunrise RC member, Mr. James Upchurch, Past President Patti Collier 
Mr. Upchurch, now 92 years old, has become a favorite of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Texarkana since he lives on one of the Club's flag routes.  District Assistant Governor, Ralph Waits said, "Mr. Upchurch has been a faithful and patriotic supporter of our Flag Project. He's always there when we put our flags out in front of his house, and he stands at attention and salutes our flag.  He's a great inspiration to all of us."
The Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club, composed of 17 very active members, is one of five Rotary Clubs serving the greater Texarkana area.  Rotary International is made up of 35,000+ clubs working together to fight diseases like polio, promote peach, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies.  Sunrise Rotary meets most Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. at the Texas Chuck Wagon Restaurant in Nash, Texas.  The public is welcome to attend. 
Note: D-5830 Members and Website Visitors

Call me at (903) 787-8275 for help logging in or e-mail me at: I will help you find what you need on the District 5830 Website or Rotary International Website.

District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

D-5830 Rotarians log in to the website using the "Member Login" link in the upper right corner of the page.  If you are a visiting guest, feel free to browse this website.  If you are interested in finding, or joining a Rotary club in our district please call me at (903) 787-8275.  
Iron Lung is Available for Display!
The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans to reserve the Iron Lung. 
Please furnish 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.