Jim and Tricia Finstrom 

Governor 2019-20
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Rotary District 5830

2019-2020 Theme
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Upcoming Online Training:
Rotary Club Central and Understanding Citation Requirements
Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:00PM-7:00 PM.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00AM-11:00AM
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 6:00PM-7:00PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Upcoming Events
Paris United DG Official Visit
Oct 03, 2019
DGE & DGN Training Fort Wayne, IN
Oct 08, 2019 – Oct 10, 2019
2019 Rotary Summit
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
Iron Lung-West Bowie RC annual half marathon
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
Bullard 6th Annual Golf Tournament
Oct 14, 2019 9:30 AM
Jacksonville DG Official Visit
Oct 16, 2019
Antlers DG Official Visit
Oct 17, 2019
Iron Lung- Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club
Oct 22, 2019
Gladewater DG Official Visit
Oct 24, 2019
Iron Lung - Jefferson Rotary Club
Oct 24, 2019
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Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
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October  2019
Message from DG Jim
Your Governor has been trying to get all clubs visited and thanks to you for the reception received to date.  Rotary does connect us to people we would never have otherwise met, who are more like us than any we ever could have known.  I have left a Rotary International Proclamation regarding Rotary's work to eradicate polio worldwide and seek public support and commend the clubs I have visited to make this public.  I  will get the proclamation to the clubs I have not yet visited so that it might be used for World Polio Day or World Polio Month.  Please continue to work as a club to obtain the Citation and accept our District Administrator Shirley's offer to train you when needed.  Please note the dates for events in this newsletter and plan accordingly.  Keep up the good work to serve above self and implement the Four Way Test.  
October is 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.

Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.

  • We create opportunities to help individuals and communities thrive financially and socially.
  • Rotary members train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and mathematics and financial management training.
All Rotary Clubs must file a tax return by November 15, 2019.
Every Rotary club and the district must file a 2018 tax return for FYE 6-30-2019.  File a Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N (depending on your gross revenue total). 
If you have lost your tax exemption (there are four clubs in the district) file Form 1041 if you are not incorporated.  (It is due October 15, 2019.)  File Form 1120 if your club is incorporated.  (It was due September 15, 2019.)

If you have any questions call John Jetter, District Finance Committee chair, at 903-235-6474.

Register Now! Saturday, November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar
Membership and Foundation Seminar will be held on November 2, 2019 at First Christian Church of Tyler, 4202 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75701. The church is located on the NE Corner of South Broadway and Loop 323. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The cost of the training is $15.00 per person and will include a light breakfast, Chick-fil-A lunch, and seminar materials. The dress will be Rotary casual. Registration deadline is October 31st by 5:00 p.m.
All Rotarians are invited with special emphasis on Club Officers, Club Membership and Foundation Committee members. 
The sessions promote membership attractions, flexibility, innovation along with sessions on ways to support the Rotary Foundation and International Service. 
Click Here to register for the Seminar:
DG Jim visits Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club 
Mt. Pleasant Rotarians welcome DG Jim Finstrom and Trisia Finstrom. 
October 2019: More Helpful Convention Hints
Tip # 2 from PDG John Henson. "Okay, last month I shared with you about registering, securing a hotel, purchasing your Home Organizing Committee event tickets, information about the house of friendship and plenary sessions."

 "So you have arrived at the airport in Honolulu and low and behold you see a table where you can pick up your name badges for the convention. They have been doing this the past couple of conventions and it works great if you happen to be there when they are open. But just because you have picked up your name badges for you and your group, there is more to do. After checking into your hotel you will still need to go to the convention center, locate the registration room –the sergeant at arms will be more than happy to show you the direction—once at the registration room, you will be able to pick up your HOC tickets as well as a goodie bag for you and your group. This is the only place where you can pick all of this up, so get it done as quickly as possible. If your club has designated you as a voting delegate, you will need to locate that booth and show your credentials and get your badge showing you are a voting delegate."
"In your goodie bag you will normally find a book that has the complete program for the convention, information on transportation, a complete lay out of the convention center showing where each session will be held, where the House of Friendship is located as well as much more useful information, so take time to at least skim through it.  
Look for a few more useful hints next month—by the way, you have registered haven’t you!!!!!!!"
World Polio Day, October 24, 2019 

Message from PDG & District Polio Plus Chair Shirley Griffin, "World Polio Day is October 24, 2019 and I would like to encourage each of the clubs in the District to have some kind of fundraiser for Polio Plus.  November is Polio month and this will give us additional opportunity to hold an event or fundraiser for Polio Plus efforts. Our goal is to rid of this disease."  The fight is not over we currently have 62 new cases in Pakistan and 16 cases in Afghanistan!  It is not too late to make what could be your most important financial contribution to the POLIO ERADICATION campaign!

On World Polio Day, thousands of Rotary clubs around the world will hold events and fundraisers to recognize our progress in the global fight to end polio. Our 2019 online global update will air in multiple time zones and languages, reaching more people and raising more awareness than ever before. Materials available on Rotary International Website (CLICK HERE:
Lonestar P.E.T.S "Save the Date" 
Attention: President Elects, President Nominees, Assistant Governors, and Rangers, Save the Date!  Registration begins November 1st. Register early!  Hotel Rooms are Discounted only while Block availability lasts.
Honoring PDG Bill Hedges 
PDG and Rev. Bill Hedges is honored by receiving the Touchpoint Pacesetter Award for his volunteer services.
Marshall Rotary Club Supports "Spelling Bee" 
 The Marshall RC supported the Harrison County Literacy Council Corporate Spelling Bee in early September. The emcee for the event was Marshall Rotarian, Molly Hollis, and another Rotarian, County Judge Chad Sims, served as one of the judges. The club team represented us well. This was a spirited and fun event that pulls our community together. 
Paris United Rotary Club Girls Night Out Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Paris United hosted a FUN fundraiser for ladies on September 19th at the Love Civic Center in Paris, Texas.  Girls Night Out was a night of food, fun, fellowship and bingo games to win designer purses.  Approximately 600 women participated.  There were 25 sponsors for the event this time.  This was the second Girls Night Out event hosted by Paris United.  The first was held in March 2019 and was such a success we decided to do it again this Fall.  The club raised over $20,000 for our various local programs as well as to contribute toward polio eradication.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's Dictionary Project 
On September 18, 2019, Sunrise Rotarians from left to right: Ralph Waits, Mary Wormington, Doug Bowers, Steve Collier, Patty Collier, Landon Forbes, Shirley Pinnix-Evans and Terry Davis distribute 120 Dictionaries to all the 3rd Graders at Nash Elementary School.  
Shirley Pinnix-Evans shared her experience with the other club members. 

"What an experience for me to hear a Third Grader raise his hand as we were passing out Dictionaries and say, “ I can’t believe that I can write my name in a book!” Probably the first book that he has ever had of his own! Precious children!" 

"This is why I enjoy Rotary so much.   We get to enjoy the innocence and excitement of receiving something new that they can keep.   As we shared with them what the word “literate” meant, we also shared the other things they can learn by reading their Dictionary.   Such things as, details about the 50 States in the United States, the names of the planets, information on how to learn sign language, and more."   

Wills Point Rotary Club September Highlights
 – Beau Poteet presenting a donation to Gerald and Lyn Haney of Men and Ladies of Honor, a faith-based organization that counsels our youth in combining powerful weekend camps and weekly one-hour discipleship meetings.
 – Past club President, Scott Caloss, being recognized for his service (Scott Caloss on left, club President Beau Poteet on right)
 – Club President Beau Poteet with guests Assistant DG Barbara Turner and District Governor Jim Finstrom
– Beau Poteet with guest speaker Huy Nguyen, Golf Pro at Links at Land’s End. 
– David Cartwright with guest speaker Anna Dodd, Medical Mission Trip to Africa
 – New member, Doug Mullin – David Cartwright, Herschel LyBrand, Doug Mullin, and James Brown
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club 
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club members  from Arkansas High School with Interact Advisor Tonya Dunphy and Russell Sparks members of Oaklawn Rotary Club volunteered at the Alzheimer's Assocation, Walk to end Alzheimer's!  
Bullard Rotary Club 6th Annual Golf Tournament 
On Monday, October 14, 2019, Bullard Rotary Club will have their 6th Annual Golf Tournament at Eagle's Bluff Country Club, 700 North Eagles Bluff Blvd., Bullard, Texas.   The event will benefit: Bullard Kid's Park, Rotary International Foundation, Community Thanksgiving Meals and additional projects in the Bullard Community. Contact Bryan Willis at 903-316-7699 or
Athens Rotary Club's Annual Golf Tournament
Athens Rotary Club Annual Golf Tournament will be October 28, 2019 at Athens Country Club.   For details on the event please contact Club President Jason Smith at 
Save The Date " Dec. 10th" Longview Greggton Annual Fundraiser
On Tuesday, December 10th at The Belcher Center on the Campus of LeTourneau University in Longview The Longview-Greggton Rotary Club will present Keith and Krystn Getty  in concert with their Irish Christmas Show beginning at 7PM that evening.  Tickets may be purchased via  The Gettys are renown musicians and songwriters and will provide a wonderful evening  of entertainment that will put us in the Christmas Spirit.
Iron Lung is Available for Display!
The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Check the District Calendar for availability. 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 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.