Jack and Ava Welge 

Governor 2020 - 2021
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Rotary District 5830

2020-2021 Theme
CLUBRUNNER SUPPORT:  Call 1-877-469-2582; Option 2  These people are so NICE and helpful and know how to do the ABC,123 of helping you . They are patient and really listen.  Try them, I have - many times!
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Online Training:
Rotary Club Central and Understanding Citation Requirements
Email: to receive training link and training material. 
Upcoming Events
Zones 30 & 31 Leadership Seminar -New Orleans, La
Jul 10, 2020 – Jul 11, 2020
Zones 30 & 31 Leadership Seminar - Decatur, Ala.
Jul 31, 2020 – Aug 01, 2020
Zones 30 & 31 Leadership Seminar - Tulsa, Ok
Aug 07, 2020 – Aug 08, 2020
Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration
Aug 08, 2020
150 Longview Sesquicentennial Parade
Aug 27, 2020 – Aug 29, 2020
150 Longview Sesquicentennial Parade back up date
Sep 12, 2020
Iron Lung -Texarkana Sunrise RC for Nash Night Out
Oct 05, 2020 – Oct 06, 2020
2020 Rotary Summit (Taking Rotary by Storm)
Oct 08, 2020 – Oct 11, 2020
DG Jim Finstrom District Conference
Oct 30, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
Iron Lung-Tyler Christmas Parade
Dec 04, 2020 – Dec 06, 2020
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Thought of the Day from DG Jack
As Rotarians in the time of COVID-19, we can all benefit from the inspiration of C. S. Lewis.

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." C.S. Lewis

Remember that we as Rotarians inspire people and friends daily. What is ordinary for us may be quite extraordinary for others. My own experience with a Rotary event when I was just there to help a friend, came when as a Rotarian and a pilot, I participated as ground crew in a District 5840 District Conference event in Kerrville, where the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians (IFFR) joined with Challenge Air, an organization created to change the perception of Children with Special Needs through the gift of Flight. We were all doing what we've done hundreds of times and not paying much attention until the mother of one participant spoke up: “when my Johnny goes up with y’all and flies around he comes back feeling he can do anything. And when my Johnny feels like he can do anything, he truly can do anything.”

The thought was humbling.  Where we had all been concerned with safety and the process of getting planes in the air, this mother gave us insight into the outcome and how Rotary Opens Opportunities and changes lives.
July is New Leadership Month 
In Rotary, July is a time of new beginnings, a time to reconnect with each other across distances and differences and to respond to change, a time to show Rotary Opens Opportunities. As we reconnect, and respond, this is a time to reassess, to envision; it is most importantly a time to set goals and to determine how we will serve our Communities, our Nation and the World, seizing opportunities for service.
The ability to see and act on opportunities that are opened through friendship and fellowship is what makes Rotary so very different. And the willingness of all Rotarians to safely serve as they are able, locally or globally, is what unites us.
In District 5830 we are continuing to meet the challenges of reopening and are live-streaming District events for those unable to otherwise participate. In spite of the pandemic, our Rotary Clubs armed with PPEs are continuing with service projects to lessen the impact of the virus on our communities and we are meeting, either on-line or in person, with the guidance of our Club venues, and assistance of masks and social distancing. 
If your Club is not meeting, now is the time to reach out to us and our new Social Media Chair, Sarah Fox, for help in new methods and technologies reaching out to your members.
It will be a truly great year focused on Visioning, Youth, Membership, Service, Polio Plus and The Rotary Foundation.
Join with us. Let Rotary Open Opportunities.  It’s a team effort.

Yours in Rotary,
Jack Welge
District Governor 2020-2021
Rotary International District 5830
P. O. Box 3624
Longview, Texas 75606-3624
District 5830 Installation of Officers Brunch 
IPDG Jim Finstrom welcomes District 5830 Rotarians to the 2020-2021 Installation of District Officers and awarded certificates of appreciation to the District Leadership Team.   
PDG Pamela Stewart installed DG Jack Welge as the 2020-2021 District 5830 Governor. 
There were approximately 80 Rotarians that attended the event with masks and social distancing.  
Please go to the District Photo Album to review the all the pictures taken at the event.
Important Notification: Accepting applications for the District Governor Designee
It is that time of year when we look for nominations for emerging leaders in our District to be nominated to service as District Governor.  The new DG Designee will serve as DG for the 2023-2024 Rotary year.  As each of you well know, we must have talented and effective leaders for our District to make sure we continue to achieve our goals and grow in our service to the world.  I am asking each of you to take a serious look around your club, your Area clubs, and the entire district for potential candidates to nominate for this very worthy office.  Please take some time and consider who you might nominate. Once you have identified those individuals, please contact them, and gauge their interest in serving.   The nomination form and a list of Governor’s responsibilities are provided below. A person must have served as a club president, be in good standing with their local club, and have been a Rotarian for seven years by their DG year.
The interviews for the DG Designee will be held in August 2020 in Longview.  The deadline to submit an application is August 2, 2020.  Further details on the location, date, and time of the interviews will be forthcoming.  Your assistance in this important matter is appreciated.
Click Here for the Governor's Reponsibilities   Go to the District 5830 Download files for the Governor-Nominee Form and Duties.

Yours in Rotary Service
Jim Finstrom 
District 5830 DG 2019-2020 
Update on the District Matching Points Campaign
The District 5830 matching Points Campaign, which ran from May1st through June 15th, was a smashing success! DG Jim Finstrom and District Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines are extremely proud and grateful for the hundreds of very generous Rotarians in the district who took advantage of the MPC and gave to The Rotary Foundation. We will end up at approximately $125 per capita for annual fund giving ($180,000+) and have given over $90,000 to Polio Plus. These funds will help fund projects for clean water, education, peace, health, community development, and environmental improvements. Polio funds will lead to the eradication of this dreaded disease.
Pictured: Angela and PDG and Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines
We have at least 17 clubs who will exceed the $100 p/c, and we have 15 clubs who have given $1,000 or more to Polio Plus. The MPC also produced 33 first time donors to TRF from our district. The numbers are impressive, but the lives that are changed, the change that is formulated , and the peace that will be produced will be even more powerful! A big, “Thank You,” to PDG Tom Dewitt for handling the logistics of the MPC. It would not have happened without his dedication and hard work. I also am appreciative of the club presidents and foundation chairs who challenged their members to give. Great job, D5830!!
Membership Minute
A big Rotary thank you to all outgoing club officers for their service in 2019-2020. We are excited to see the enthusiasm of the incoming presidents and officers. Make it a great Rotary year! 
For Club Presidents and Membership Chairs: 1. PLEASE enter your membership (and other) goals in Rotary Club Central so you qualify for the Rotary Presidential Citation this year. 2. Form your 5 member Membership Committee NOW (if not already done). We can visit your committee in person or virtually to help you plan a membership campaign that YOU structure. We have narrowed down the vast number of membership ideas to just a few. You pick from them based on your club's likes, wants and needs--in other words, make it yours! Send an email to to schedule your Membership Planning. 
New! Rotarian PowerPoint Template on Brand Center
Rotarians can now download a new PowerPoint template from the Rotary Brand Center. The template includes step-by-step instructions on customizing presentation slides with your own text, charts, images, and club logos. The instructions include links to Rotary resources, such as official logos, photos, videos, and brand guidelines.
To access, login to the Brand Center and drill down from Materials, to Club Resources, and then Presentations. Use this template for club presentations, to conduct trainings, and to share your stories of action and service.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Lee Montgomery
District Governor 2016-2017
District Membership Chair 2018-2021
Introduction of Sarah Fox - District 5830 Public Image and Social Media Chair
Sarah is native Texan born in Victoria, Texas. Her family relocated to Cedar Park, Texas she graduated as the Alpha Class of Vista Ridge High School. Sarah  received her BA in Business from The University of North Texas. She continued her education with Western Governor’s University and completed her MBA in Healthcare Management. Sarah moved to Longview in May of 2018 and lives with her dog Clyde. Throughout high school, Sarah was a competitive swimmer which led her to have a passion for water safety and drowning prevention awareness.
Her Aquatics Career has consisted of managing a variety of Aquatics facilities including her own company, Swim To Me. Sarah is a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross, taught all levels of swimmers how to swim and coached competitive swimmers. After 15 years in the Aquatics Industry, Sarah is now seeking opportunities in Healthcare Management.
Rotary Opens Opportunities could not be a better description of what Rotary has meant to her. Longview Greggton Rotary Club invited her to become a member in August of 2019. Sarah was asked to serve as Social Media Chair and interim Secretary. Sarah is active in Interact, participate in RYLA, and served as a Ranger at 2020 Lonestar PETS. As the new Rotary Year begins July 1, 2020 she is honored and excited to serve Longview Greggton as Secretary and Social Media Chair and Serve District 5830 in a larger capacity as Public Image and Social Media Chair. We are faced with many unique challenges in the 2021 Rotary year; technologies such as Zoom, YouTube Live, Facebook, ClubRunner and other platforms are tools to ensure Rotarians stay connected. Sarah looks forward to being of Service.
Act Fast! Book in the Official Housing Block for Rotary 2021
If you haven't booked already, reserve a room in the official Rotary Housing Block!

Act fast to book one of the best hotel rooms in Taipei, Taiwan's capital city. 
What are you doing next June 12-16, 2021?
Registration is now open. Just go to the Rotary International Web Site, click on the “Members” link and toward the bottom you will see a link for RI Convention. Click on that and then Taipei. Once you register, start the process of securing your hotel. Now don’t panic when you see a rate of $9,000. That is Taiwanese dollars. The exchange rate as I type this is $1.00 Taiwanese =$0.03 USD. So do the math.
Once you have secured your hotel room, by all means check out the events the HOC (host organizing committee) has planned for the convention. There is a bike tour, a 5K walk to End Polio, a night at the opera (looks extremely interesting), a concert by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and one of my most favorite events, Home Hosting-where you get an opportunity to meets Rotarians from all over the world.
So get registered and be prepared to have the time of your life. I guarantee it!!!!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
PDG John Henson
2021 Convention Promotion Chair
Start Planning Now for: 2022 Rotary International Convention Update 
From PDG and RI Convention Promtion John Henson,  " I hope you have or will register for the Taipei Convention next year. From what I have read, the city of Taipei is a great place to visit, going to be a great convention. But if you are unable to attend Taipei next year for one reason or another, put June 4-8, 2022 on your calendar right now. Yes, that is the date for the 2022 convention and it will be held in our very own state in Houston!!!!! Very little information other than the date is available at this time, but just put it on your calendar and make sure you attend".
"That will be DGE Mike Groom’s year as governor, and while he and I have not visited about it, wouldn’t it be great if we had enough members in 5830 going that we could charter a bus or seven and all go down to Houston together. Shoot may be able to block out rooms for all of us to stay in the same hotel". 
"You should be excited about Taipei, and I hope you are, but I hope you are also excited to know that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be in our back yard—HOUSTON"?
2020-2021 Athens Rotary Club Board Members 
Robert Nelson Secretary, Dub Hirst Membership, Chris Russell Treasurer, Christy Turner President, Damon Donnell President Elect, Anthony Chiles Vocational, Jason Smith Club Service, Charlie Tidmore Event. and not pictured is Jami Ivey Foundation.
Pittsburg Rotary installation of officers on June 24
PDG Judy Guthrie installed Gary George as President of Pittsburg Rotary Club.  Gary is shown with outgoing President, Kay Green.  Kay presented Woody and Karen Ray and Ian and Wibke Griffin with Paul Harris Fellows.
Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club Year End Celebration 
On June 25, 2020, the Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club (TSR) held it's end of the year gala and celebration at one of your members residences.
Thanks to PDG and Membership Chair Lee Montgomery for Installing the Club Officer.
Mike Adams, President 2019-20 received a Paul Harris Fellow
Jeff Miller received our Service above Self RYLA 5830 award
Greg LaMay was installed as the 2020-2021 Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club President.
Our Rotarian of the Year is Lauren Thevenot
Texarkana Sunrise Installation and Celebration Meeting 
A Big "Thank You" goes out to PDG and Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines who inducted 2020-2021 Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club Officers on June 23, 2020 at Silver Star Smokehouse.   Landon Forbes is Sunrise Rotary Club President .  
PDG Ted also presented Paul Harris Fellows to Mary Wormington, PHF +7, Shirley Pinnix-Evans PHF+4, Ralph Waits PHF +3 Robert Bunch PHF +3, Becky Bunch + 1, Doug Bowers PHF, Steve Rogers PHF,
2020-2021 Club Officers - Joe Warren, Jimmy Norton, Shirley Evans, Ralph Waits, Mary Wormington, Jennifer Cannon, Landon Forbes, Chad Carisle, Robert Bunch. 
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.  Need help understanding the Rotary Citation Award requirements?  

Save The Dates:  IPDG Jim's District Conference October 30, and October 31, 2020

 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.  

District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

For additional information:

Foundation & : PDG & VG Ted Huffhines - 903-930-0524

Membership: PDG & Membership Chair Lee Montgomery- - 903-372-1576

Club Visioning: Sam Scroggins - 903-497-6887

RYLA Website Address: Click Here:

D-5830 Rotarians log in to the website using the "Member Login" link in the upper right corner of the page.

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.