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Rotary District 5830

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Gilmer Interact Club will sponsor 5K Color Run Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Gilmer High School. $15.00 per runner. 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Convention - Hamburg, Germany
Jun 01, 2019 – Jun 05, 2019
DGE Jim Finstrom & District Officer Installation
Jun 29, 2019
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Iron Lung-West Bowie RC annual half marathon
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
5830's Foundation-Membership Seminar
Oct 26, 2019
Membership and Foundation Training
Nov 01, 2019
Iron Lung for Tyler Rotary Club Christmas Parade
Dec 05, 2019
Foundation Banquet
Feb 08, 2020
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Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
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March 2019  
March is Water and Sanitation Month 

Every day is World Water Day with Rotary 

At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets and latrines and other clean water initiatives in underdeveloped countries. Members also teach these communities to maintain new infrastructure, and organize educational projects to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

Though 22 March is recognized as World Water Day, our commitment to these causes is ongoing. In Ghana, Rotary member Samuel Obour spearheads projects to install latrines, washing stations, and toilets across Ghana. In Latin America, youth from Connecticut, USA, lay water pipelines for communities for high altitude villages. Dozens of other water projects await financial support, from water harvesting in Mexico to a well for clean potable water in Egypt. Join us and get involved.

Or meet us in São Paulo on 4 June for our World Water Summit, the seventh time Rotary members have hosted NGOs, nonprofits, businesses, and concerned citizens of the world for learning, networking, and discussion around clean water. In addition to our summit, members regularly host water experts for round table discussions at their clubs. Find a club near you.

In Evanston, Illinois, join local and national experts for Tap Into Lake Michigan, a panel discussion on local perspectives to the global water crisis on 31 March. The event brings together Rotary members and the general public to mingle with influencers and representatives of local water organizations. Register today.

Our commitment to clean water is stronger than ever. We have over 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs in nearly every corner of the world. Learn more about who we are and what we do.

See how Rotary is building sustainable clean water and sanitation facilities
Learn why Jack Sim wants you to talk about toilets with your friends
Support a water and sanitation project
Give now to the clean water cause

By Adam Ross
Longview Rotarian Honored 
 Congratulations to Longview Rotarian Allen McReynolds for a job well done obtaining the Texas Historial Commission Designation and Marker for Fisher Cemetery of Longview cemetery.
South Tyler RC Member Honored 
South Tyler Rotary member Tom Perkins was sworn into the Texas State Guard, taking command of 3rd Battalion, 19th Regiment which will be headquartered in Tyler. Rotarians there in support were Bob Westbrook, Jackie Cannon, Amanda Folmar, Mallory Mazarakes, and Sam Scarborough.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians Honored 
Caddo Area Council held a Recognition Banquet February 8, 2019 and honored Sunrise Rotary Club President Elect Mary Wormington and Nash City Mayor Robert Bunch and Co-Owner of BWI for co-sponsoring a new Club Scout Troop in Nash, Texas. They received the Caddo Area Council Whitney M. Young award that recognizes outstanding service by an adult for demonstrating involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for from low-income backgrounds.  
In Memory of Mineola RC Member 
Wayne Collins was a dedicated member of the Mineola club. DG Judy Guthrie had the privilege of meeting him twice before he passed. In fact, DG Judy also met his daughter (pictured).
South Tyler Rotary Club 
South Tyler Rotary Club had an off campus visit to Breckenridge Village. They were able to visit with the residents, had a panel discussion and toured the facility. Lots of fun! The top picture is  South Tyler RC President Amanda Folmar, Steven Campbell the executive director for Breckinridge Village and our panel of speakers.
 Rotarians pictured took the off campus tour.
Paris Rotary" Pride Program"
The Rotary Club of Paris United had a very enjoyable program during their meeting on Jan 31st presented by Debb Fleming and her Student Team(s) from Crockett Intermediate School in Paris, TX. “Paris Pride” is a program to increase access to Lamar County's history. The students are researching the history of chosen buildings and will link all our documented building's history with a QR Code attached to the building. They are raising money to purchase brass plaques to put on 6 of the downtown plaza buildings with the name of the building in 1917.
Paris United club members provided a donation of $296 to the program for the addition of brass placque(s) and QR codes to selected downtown historical buildings. Students working on Paris Pride (in red T-shirts) are Caleb Echols, Olivia Fitzgerald Cate Biard, Grant Frierson. Anna Grace Blassingame (blue T-shirt) spoke to us about Operation F.E.I.S.T.Y. Force (Females in Engineering, Innovation, Science, Technology, and You.
Hugo, Okla Rotary Club Little Libraries Project 
Hugo Okahoma Rotary Club has 10 "Little Libraries" in the Hugo area.   They just completed a collection of 3000 books to restock their libraries. 
Wilbur Smith Rotary Club Service Above Self 
Randy Sams Shelter was established as a homeless shelter by the Sams family in memory of their son.  The shelter provides breakfast and dinner, along with separated sleeping areas for men and women.  They also provide limited vocational training, life skills and counseling.  Evening meals are provided by churches and other civic organizations, along with food donations from restaurants and food pantries.  Residents are assigned case managers and are enrolled in 90 day programs of assistance.
Since the establishment of Randy Sams Shelter, in 1996, Wilbur Smith Rotary has been providing an evening meal on the first Monday of each month to clients at the homeless shelter.  They have had a number of dedicated coordinators and volunteers for these many years.  Coordinators have included Jerry Sparks, Josephine Kaylor, Robert Koons and David Vershaw.  The core cadre of volunteers includes Joel Campisi, Josephine Kaylor, Larry Oxford, Tom Sadowski, Jerry Voss and Brian Goesel.  Other club members join in, as their schedule permits.  All of the servers agree that this is rewarding and time well spent.
Longview-Greggton Build Day with Beds of Hope
Beds of Hope is a nonprofit that provides beds to children in the case of Child Protective Services in Gregg, Rusk, Harrison and Upshur counties. The children cannot be placed until they have a bed.
Beds of Hope was one of the recipients of funds raised by the Longview-Greggton club during our October concert fundraiser featuring Amy Grant. The money allowed the group to buy materials to build 40 beds.
During the Build Day, club members helped put together bed frames, prepare the wood pieces for the frames and help get them ready for transport. They also got a chance to work alongside some of the members of the Longview Midtown Rotary Club, who were also there for a service project.
Pictured is PDG John Jetter busy at work.  This was a good project for Rotarians because it provided an opportunity to put some sweat equity into a group they helped financially. It wasn’t one where we needed the entire club’s participation, but those who helped were enthusiastic about the project.
Paris United RYLA Camp Report 
  The Rotary Club of Paris United sponsored 12 Juniors from local High Schools and 2 student leaders from Paris Junior College to participate in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) camp the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 in Athens, TX, along with approximately 90 other high school students from NE Texas. RYLA is an international program that was created by Rotary International to encourage strong leadership in youth. Young people selected for their leadership potential attend a weekend camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect.
During the camp the focus is on eight leadership characteristics: Integrity, Trust, Communication, Teamwork, Planning, Problem Solving, Decision Making and Self-Esteem. The local area students provided a report to the Paris United club at the Feb 28th lunch meeting. Each of the RYLA students provided a brief report on the benefit of the camp to them. All indicated the camp was valuable in developing leadership skills. Their RYLA Creed: “I am a RYLArian: Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond. I lead by example in all situations.
Student participation: Brayden Oats (Prairiland); Colleen Dawson, Jerika Johnson, Stoney Skelton, Jaden Franklin (North Lamar); Jason Cullum, Bailee Dawes, Hannah Hurst (Chisum); Luke Gibbons, Evan DeLaGarza, Keller Stripland, Skylar Coursey (Paris). Previous RYLA student members who assisted were Lucas Rolf and Jason Hadrava (PJC). The Paris United club member adult leaders were Stephanie Parker, Laura Spencer, Shawn Reeves.
Atlanta Rotary Club Fundraiser March 22, 2019 
Atlanta Rotary Club would like you to join them for a fun event! "Sip, Sip, Hooray" at O'Farrell Country Vineyards near Atlanta, March 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m.   The cost is $50 for 2 people which will include a couple of glasses of wine, nibbles and music. Please RSVP by calling or texting Fern Porter at 903-691-9717.  Please mail your check payable to Atlanta Rotary Club attention Fern Porter, 1231 FM 251 North, Atlanta, Tx. 75551.  Deadline to send your $50.00 is March 14,  2019 . There is limited number of tickets available, so act quickly!
The profits from the winery event will benefit a teacher with a grant.
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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.