Jim and Tricia Finstrom 

Governor 2019-20
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Rotary District 5830

2019-2020 Theme
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Upcoming Events
Longivew -District Governor Official Visit
Jul 09, 2019
Jefferson RC - Governor's Official Club Visit
Jul 10, 2019
Marshall RC - District Governor Official Visit
Jul 11, 2019
LIndale RC - DG Official Visit
Jul 16, 2019
Kilgore DG Official Visit
Jul 17, 2019
South Tyler DG Official Visit
Jul 22, 2019
Wills Point DG Official Visit
Jul 25, 2019
Heart of American Leadership Seminar
Jul 26, 2019 – Jul 27, 2019
Longview Greggton DG Visit
Jul 26, 2019
Winnsboro DG Official Visit
Jul 30, 2019
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Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
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July 2019  
Message from DG Jim Finstrom 
Well, I have been installed as your 2019-2020 District Governor and am eager to go forward.  So that we might all receive the Presidential Citation, this month let's begin by appointing or re-appointing an active club membership committee and an active Foundation committee, with each comprised of no less than five members and report the chairs to Rotary International.  Respective goals could include an increase in club membership and an increased donation to both the Foundation and Polio Plus.  I look forward to meeting with each of your clubs.  Please let me know how I may be of service above self to you.  We will connect Rotary with the world together.
I am extending my personal invitation for all District 5830 Rotarians  to attend the Marshall 100th anniversary celebration on August 24, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marshall Convention Center in Marshall, Texas, with  our International President, Mark Daniel Maloney, giving the keynote address.   This will be a rare opportunity to personally meet and greet an International President and I think you will love Mark Daniel Maloney.  I specially invite members of the Jefferson, Longview, Tyler, and Carthage Clubs, which were begun by the Marshall Club.  I would love to give him the biggest Texas welcome we can muster.  Please register at and be a part of this exciting celebration.  
Getting to know your 2019-2020 Governor
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.
District Leadership Change
PDG Carroll Greenwaldt inducts and congratulates District 5830 2019-2020 DG Jim Finstrom.
DG Jim Finstrom congratulates IPDG Judy Guthrie on a successful year and presents a framed art piece of IPDG Judy's Rotary Theme. All the pictures taken at the event will be placed on the District Photo Album. 
2019-2020 District 5830 Leadership Team 
On June 29, 2019 in Jefferson, Texas, District 5830 Leadership Team was installed as the District Officers for 2019-2020.  The District Leaders were challenged to support DG Jim Finstrom and Rotary International President Mark Maloney theme "Rotary Connects the World".  
Standing from left to right: DGN Mike Groom, PDG & Finance Chair/Comptroller John Jetter, PDG & Vice Governor Ted Huffhines, PDG Lee Montgomery & Membership Chair, IPDG Judy Guthrie, PDG & Polio Plus Chair Shirley Griffin, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, AG Marion Houff, AG Nathan Reves, AG Kathy Whitfield, AG Amanda Folmar, AG Barbara Turner, AG Sam Scroggins, DGE Jack Welge, and District Administrator  Shirley Pinnix Evans. 
District 5830 Rotarians in Hamburg, Germany
District 5830 Rotarians enjoyed the 2019 Rotary International Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Rotarians had the opportunity to see some historial places like the remains of the Berlin Wall. 
South Tyler Rotary Club Wins Bill Campbell Award 
South Tyler President, Amanda Folmar accepts the Bill Campbell Award from 2018-2019 DG Judy Guthrie at the 2019-2020 Installations of District Officers on June 29, 2019.  
List of South Tyler Rotary Club Accomplishments click read more: 
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser -$45,000.00 Biggest Year EVERRRR!
  • $22,000.00 were given out in grants.
  • Completed Club Visioning with 22 members for a 5 year strategic plan.
  • 32 Service Projects
  • 3438 hours of volunteer service
  • $14,443.00 in cash contributions
  • $8,055 in donated goods
  • Splasher - First ever project grant
  • 4 park clean ups
  • 2 blood drives
  • Bike build
  • Canned food drive
  • .05 Brew Run
  • Rotary Christmas Parade
  • Literacy Box Build - Readers are Leaders
  • Literacy Council of Tyler Spelling Bee
  • Financial contributions: Rotary Foundation $1,349.00, Polio Plus $3,378.00, EREY $17,869.00, South Tyler Rotary Foundation-Met Corpus $255,000.00 
  • Receiving Citation Award
  • Membership Goal of 90 and achieved 106 with 47 new members and loss of 10 with net gain of 37 members.
Congratulation to Carolyn Franks
The Masonic Lodge in Pittsburg honored Rotarian Carolyn Franks with the Community Builders Award.  
Club Scout Pack End of Year Celebration 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and BWI Companies, Inc. partnered in September 2018 to sponsor Caddo Area Council Scoutreach Pack 530 at Nash Elementary.  Scoutreach Coordinator Sarah White, Intern Brianna Black and Program Aides, presented awards to the Pack at a year end celebration.  Complete with the pledge, moto and fun snacks from Sunrise Rotary Club. 
Longview Midtown Rotarians at work 
Longview Midtown Rotarians hard at work helping their elderly neighbors by cleaning up backyards after storms hit their area.  
Oaklawn Rotary Club at work in Texarkana 
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club makes a generous donation to Texarkana, Tx Parks & Recreation to purchase additional picnic benches for the Rotary Splash-Pad at Spring Lake Park. 
Texarkana Rotarians  Salutes our Military 
Texarkana Rotarians building America Flags on the 75th celebration of D Day.  After 2 hours of building Amercian flags, Texarkana Rotary Club members Salute our Military.   Texarkana's four Rotary Clubs deliver approximately 4700 flags six times a year to Businesses and Individuals. Displaying that many flags at one time on Holidays is a beautiful site.    
West Bowie Rotary Club At Work In Their Community 
The West Bowie County Rotary Club was out along State Highway 8 south of New Boston picking up trash.  Pictured is West Bowie Club President Kevin Cauley and Robin Dalby.
50 Years of Rotary Service
During the joint end of year celebration of Texarkana's  5 local Rotary Clubs, Oaklawn Rotary Club member Winford Dunn was honored as he celebrates 50 years as a Rotarian!   
Pictures from left to right: Oaklawn Rotary Club President, Jennifer Stuart, Winford Dunn, Past President Stefanie Brazile, PDG & Guest Speaker Lee Montgomery. 
Lindale Rotary Club & Lindale American Legion Joint Project 
Lindale Rotary Club and Lindale American Legion give back to Lindale kids with an Fishing event.  Funds raised at the Lindale Wild Game Dinner helps support projects like this. Guest appearance by PDG Lee Montgomery.
Cedar Creek Lake RC's 23rd Annual Celebrity Waiter Event
The Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club is holding their 23rd annual Celebrity Waiter Event on AUGUST 17, 2019 at the CR Legacy Event Center, in Gun Barrel City.  This is main fund raising event each year.  Please contact Cedar Creek Lake to sponsor a table or purchase an individual ticket for $100.00 per ticket. Supporting KLOTHES FOR KIDS and the continuing effort to eradicate POLIO‚Ķ
Marshall Rotary Club Celebrate their 100th Year
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District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

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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 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.