Judy Guthrie

Governor 2018-19
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Rotary District 5830

2018-19 Theme
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Upcoming Events
RYLA Staff Training
Jan 25, 2019 – Jan 27, 2019
RYLA Session 1
Feb 08, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019
RYLA Session 2
Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
2018 Foundation Dinner " Mardi Gras Theme"
Northridge Country Club
Feb 23, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lindale RC Celebrity Waiter Wild Game Dinner
Lindale Junior High Cafeteria
Mar 04, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Four-Way Test Speech Contest
Apr 27, 2019 8:00 AM
Iron Lung-West Bowie RC annual half marathon
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
Bulletin Editor
Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
January 2019  
New Year Rotary Resolutions 
January 2019 Vocational Service Month 
Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.  A copy of a Power Point Presentation on Vocational Service is available on the District Website under download files. 
Through Vocational Service we:
–Serve others by using our unique skills to address community needs
–Empower others through training and skill development
–Inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principles
Registration is Open for Feb 23, 2019 Foundation Dinner 
Fellow Rotarians:
Please note that the registration for the Foundation Dinner is now open! The theme will be Mardi Gras and we are going to have a blast! 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.  Go to upcoming events on the District Website for links to register for the dinner and reserve your hotel room. You can wear your favorite Mardi Gras Beads and/or Mardi Gras Mask! 
You Don't Want to Miss This!!
DG Judy



District 5830 Foundation Dinner with "Marci Gras Theme" is February 23, 2019   

Northridge Country Club Texarkana, 120 Bill Rogers Drive, Texarkana, Tx. 75503. Keynote speaker PDG Ann Lee Hussey,  Chairs the Polio Survivors and Associates, Rotarian Action Group and serves on the Reach Out to Africa Service Associates Subcommittee as a Functional Coordinator for Health Initiatives.  She served as Zone 32 Coordinator for Health and Hunger for 2009-2010.

Hilton Garden Inn Texarkana: 2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Tx. 75503: 903-255-4642 Choices: Standard King or Double Queen $99.00 plus tax: King Jr. Suite $119.00 plus tax.

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
Mineola Rotary welcomes four new members

On Monday, December 10, 2018, DG Judy Guthrie was honored to install four new members for the Mineola Rotary Club. Way to go Mineola Rotary Club!
New Members: Kraig Yarbrough, Denise Hurst, Beth Shockey and Roy Shockey. 
Tyler Rotary Club host Ken Starr 

 Former U.S. solicitor general and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr speaks to Rotarians at a luncheon organized by the Rotary Club of Tyler on Thursday, December 13, 2018.  In August 1994, Starr became independent counsel responsible for overseeing several investigations involving the Clinton Administration, including Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. 


Funds raised at the event will be used for the East Texas Food Bank repackaging room.  

Left to right: Ken Starr, D. M. Edwards - President Elect, George T. Roberts, Jr. Club President. 

Winner of Festival of Trees Event

Idabel, OK (December 14, 2018)— Idabel Rotary Club's submission to the 2019 Festival of Trees sponsored by the Museum of the Red River, was selected "Best Tree" in the "Civic and Social Clubs" category.  Decorations included Rotary banners from clubs around the world. Other categories in the annual competition include businesses, school groups, and non-profits. Judges are chosen from each of the categories but are not associated with organizations who have entered a tree. There is also a "Peoples Choice" award from popular voting.




On Friday, the Museum of the Red River revealed the winners of its annual Festival of Trees contest. The competition is a celebration of community involvement and Christmas spirit. Submissions were judged on their creativity, aesthetic qualities and how well they represented their organization. The winners of this year’s festival are as follows: Kidz Kottage Child Advocacy Center (Overall Winner), Idabel Walmart (Business), Idabel Special Olympics Team (School), Rotary Club of Idabel (Civic Group) and Judy’s Wholesale Furniture (People’s Choice).

All submissions will be on display through January 2, 2019. The Museum’s other exhibits include Recent Acquisitions—highlights from the 650+ objects received within the past year—and Ceramic Traditions: West Africa. Admission is free. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm. (In 2019, the Museum’s Sunday hours will change to 10 am to 3 pm.) The Museum will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.


Diploma Plus Program
In 1998, the Rotary Club of Marshall noticed there was a high rate of high school students quitting high school.  The club decided to implement the Diploma Plus program.  The 1st two students to complete the program graduated and attended college.   April Spears has served as the Diploma Plus Chair for the past two years. She meets with the Diploma Plus students monthly and encouraging them to graduate from high school.  She has truly “Been the Inspiration” in Marshall, TX.  Thanks to her enthusiasm, encouragement and persistence, the students are scheduled to graduate in May 2019.
Family of Rotarians 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's President, Steve Collier and Past President, Patty Collier spent their Wedding Anniversary giving back to the Community by volunteering for the Salvation Army.   That is " Service Above Self" for sure.  
Marshall Interact Club
The Marshall Interact Club has definitely been busy Being the Inspiration in Marshall, TX.  They had a float in the Fire Ant Festival parade.  They distributed candy at the Annual Downtown Candy Fest.  During International Interact Week, they collected and donated canned food items to Mission Marshall, local food pantry.
Congratulation to Junior Vice President Carl Raymundo, for being accepted for Rotary's RYLA Leadership Camp in Athens, Tx.  This is a major accomplishment because only a select few Juniors are accepted. 
Idabel RC Serving the Community 
December was a busy month for the Rotarians in Idabel, OK.  They celebrated their 55 years of service along with Senior Santa shopping and gift wrapping dinner.
Events are as follows: Shopping Monday, Dec. 3, Dinner Dec. 5, Clubs 55th Birthday party Dec. 6. - 63 total gifts were taken to three nursing homes and Department of Human Services. 
Mark Polsom (Santa)  
Henderson RC Christmas Service Projects 
Beckville Interact Club putting together bags of supplies to be handed out to the homeless. 
Henderson Rotarians wrapping gifts for needy families.  Gifts were provided for 12 children.  The funds come from a "White Elephant" sale during one club meeting. The club has continued this project for many years. 
Longview-Greggton Rotary Club is moving
Message from Longview-Greggton RC President Scott Brunner: I hope all is well and everyone had Wonderful Holidays.   I wanted to make sure that my fellow Rotarians knew that our club is moving to a new location.  We will no longer be meeting at First Baptist Church in Longview.  We will start meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn ,905 E. Hawkins Parkway, Longview, beginning with our January 4, 2019 meeting.  We are set to be in the meeting room Pinehurst B. 
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.