Jim and Tricia Finstrom 

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Rotary District 5830

2019-2020 Theme
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Online Training:
Rotary Club Central and Understanding Citation Requirements
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Upcoming Events
RYLA - Staff Training
Clements Scout Ranch
Jan 24, 2020 – Jan 26, 2020
RYLA - Session 1
Clements Scout Ranch
Feb 07, 2020 – Feb 09, 2020
Foundation Banquet-NETCC,Whatley Cen, Mt. Pleasant
Feb 08, 2020
RYLA - Session 2
Clements Scout Ranch
Feb 21, 2020 – Feb 23, 2020
Lone Star PETS - Dallas Texas
Feb 27, 2020 – Mar 01, 2020
2020-2021 District Training Assembly
Apr 04, 2020
Four Way Test Speech Contest
Apr 25, 2020 8:00 AM
Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration
May 02, 2020
Rotary Convention - Honolulu Hawaii
Jun 06, 2020 – Jun 10, 2020
Zones 30 & 31 Leadership Seminar -Columbus, OH.
Jun 24, 2020 – Jun 25, 2020
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Bulletin Editor
Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
January 2020 
Message from DG Jim
Happy New Year to all District 5830 Rotarians and good luck with your resolutions.  For those that have not entered your club Presidents-Elect on ClubRunner please get those names to Shirley ASAP.  Continue to get your work on the Citation completed early.  And, work on increasing membership keeping diversity in mind and being flexible.  I saw International President Mark Maloney riding on the Rotary float in the Rose Bowl Parade and was thankful to be a Rotarian and wished I was there.  Forge forward and let me know if I can help.  Thank you.   DG Jim Finstrom
January 2020 Vocational Service Month
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:
• High ethical standards in business and professions
• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an
opportunity to serve society
As a Rotarian, how can you put these ideals into action? Consider these suggestions:
• Talk about your profession in your club, and take time to
learn about fellow members’ occupations.
• Use your skills and expertise to serve a community.
• Practice your profession with integrity, and inspire others to
behave ethically through your words and actions.
• Help young people achieve their career goals.
• Guide and encourage others in their professional
By undertaking these activities, you bring vocational service to life. Vocational service is the essence of Rotary and serves as the foundation from which we serve our communities around the world.
Find inspiring examples of ways to take action through vocational service. Consider doing some of the described activities or introducing similar ones in your club. Alternately, you may want to expand on current efforts.  For more information about Vocational Service click on the following Link: 
District 5830 Membership Update 
Congrats to 19 clubs for adding 53 new members in the first 6 months of the Rotary year. Interestingly 66% of those 19 clubs had set club membership goals! However, due to some losses, the overall net new membership in the District is up 19 for a total of 1568. Take away: Goals work!! Goals increase the focus of leadership and club members and make it fun! If your club has not set it’s membership goal in MyRotary, please do so ASAP!!
According to Rotary’s latest Membership Minute, January sees a sharp increase in inquiries about joining Rotary. Club leaders are encouraged to make it a goal to FOLLOW UP with prospective members. TIP: consider generational or cultural communication preferences—some folks prefer phone calls while others would rather receive a text.
Sign up for RI’s Membership Minute at It is a bi-monthly publication for club presidents, club member chairs, and interested subscribers. Also, consider researching
PDG & District Membership Chair
Lee Montgomery
Register Now for Foundation Dinner on Feb 8, 2020
Message from District 5830 Foundation Chair - PDG & VG Ted Huffhines:
District 5830 will hold its annual Foundation Banquet at Northeast Texas Community College (between Pittsburg and Mt. Pleasant) on February 8th. Our keynote speaker will be Past RI Director for Zones 30-31, Larry Lunsford. Larry and his wife Jill are presently serving as Aides to RI President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay. Larry is a wonderful Rotarian who will inspire all of us in our efforts to serve more effectively. We will also recognize all of our new Paul Harris Fellows and Paul Harris Plus Rotarians. We will recognize our Clubs for their Rotary Foundation Giving in 2018-2019, and we will hear about opportunities for service in Mexico City. Cost is $40 per person.
Dress is business attire. There will be a wonderful catered meal and plenty of opportunities to socialize with your Rotary friends from across D5830. Raffle and auction opportunities will be available, so bring your checkbook or credit card! All monies raised will go to the Rotary Foundation.
Registration is now open on the District website:  or click the link.
This is a great opportunity to Celebrate, Be Inspired, and Socialize! You do not want to miss it!
Action required for PEs that have not registered for PETS 
We in Rotary need your skills and leadership.  Serving as the President of your Rotary Club is one of the most important and enjoyable roles in Rotary International and our Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) helps make your Rotary Club President year easier and more effective.

Lone Star P.E.T.S. ( Feb. 27-March 1, 2020) is the largest multi-district P.E.T.S. in Rotary International.  Ten Rotary Districts from Texas and Oklahoma come together to plan, prepare, and present club leadership essentials.
At Lone Star P.E.T.S. you meet with 500 President Elects and 125 President Nominees, who together with partners/spouses, presenters, facilitators, District personnel, and support staff add up to the 900-1000 attendees exchanging ideas.
Your experience begins with seminars you select for Thursday evening, then continues with an all-day District training seminar Friday, teaching
-    How to Become a Vibrant Club Leader
-    How to Become a Vibrant Rotary Club
-    How to Grow and Engage Club Membership
-    How to Support Your Rotary Foundation to Increase Humanitarian Service
-    How to Use Fundraising that Works
-    How to Promote Your Rotary Club
-    How to Become a Leader Who Really Leads

Saturday, your training continues with Multi-District Facilitators tackling real world issues, and on
Sunday you will be qualified by Club so your Club may join in Rotary Foundation Programs to more effectively join in changing the world.

Most importantly, training is required but your registration fee as a President Elect is reimbursable.

Registration is now open at and hotel rooms in the discounted room block are filing fast. Sign up today.
District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest
It is time to notify your School District with the date and location of 2020 Rotary District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest.   A big "Thank You" goes out to Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club, President Adeel Malik and the club members for agreeing to host the event.   Thank you!! Amy Hinton with Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club who will Chair the event again this year.   The District contest will be held on April 25, 2020 at Mount Pleasant Independent School District Administration Building, 2230 North Edwards, Mt. Pleasant.  The speeches must develop the year's theme: " How will the Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do help successfully connect  you to your community at home and to the world?"  
The awards will be as follows: $1,000 for first place, $750.00 for second place and $500.00 for third place. Please click on the following link for the Registration Form that will be completed by the Sponsoring Club.  The form can also be location on the District Website document downloads.
Heart 2 Heart Programs Available
PDG & VG Ted Huffhines and DGN Mike Groom are available for giving Heart 2 Heart programs. Mike and Andrea went to Mexico for the annual Heart 2 Heart pilgrimage. They were in Mexico from 11/13/2019 to 11/20/2019 along with nearly 30 other Rotarians from Zones 30 and 31.
The Heart 2 Heart Program is a cooperative effort between Rotarians primarily in the "Heart of America" (Zones 30 and 31) and in the "Heart of Mexico" (Districts 4170 and 4140) and The Rotary Foundation to provide humanitarian service, primarily through matching grant projects. The next regular project visit is scheduled for November 4-11, 2020. There is also a medical mission trip to Tlaquepaque from 2/8/2020 to 2/15/2020.
To celebrate Rotary’s 100 years in Mexico, Heart 2 Heart has developed a celebration program known as 100 in 100. The 100 in program is to engage 100 US clubs in 100 projects across all of Mexico. These projects range in size from approximately $500 to $10,000 USD.  With a shopping list of opportunities for US clubs, depending on their interest and funding options, US district grants could be used where applicable, depending upon their interest and funding options. US district grants could be used where available, and the project list will also include 8-10 global grants for the year. US clubs can start choosing projects NOW.
PDG Ted Huffhines has been leading the efforts in our district to promote Heart 2 Heart. Both he and DGN Mike Groom are available to give presentations to our clubs in District 5830 upon request. If any clubs are interested in this presentation, Ted can be reached at and Mike can be reached at
Oaklawn Rotarian George Moore Honored
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotarian George Moore is being named as the Texarkana ISD 2020 Hall of Fame recipient.  George will be retiring from Texarkana Independent School District in 2020. Not only has he been a major asset to the local school district, he has also  been a major asset to Oaklawn Rotary Club. 
Interact Signage Tells the Story 
Texarkana Oaklawn Interact Club's signage tell the story of how we can work together to make a difference in the world. Texarkana Arkansas High Interact Club is very active in their community.
Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration

The Tyler Rotarians would like to send you a special invitation to Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration on May 2, 2020, Hollytree Country Club, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 For additional information, please contact Holly Lewis at or 903-714-4472.

Mt. Pleasant Rotarians at Work
Mt. Pleasant Rotarians brings Holiday Cheer to a local Senior Citizen Community and made a donation to a local Non-Profit.
Paris Rotarians at Work 
 Paris United Rotary Club was busy in November and December with service projects.
To view their website and details of their community work please click on the following: (
1. Twenty-two members/family helped ring bells on Saturday, December 21 at local Wal-Mart. Janna Davis (right) and daughter Izzy.
2. The Paris Kiwanis Club and Paris United Rotary Club accepted "The Turkey Stuffing Challenge".  Both service clubs delivered 1,750 boxes of stuffing to Downtown Food Pantry.  
Pictured Left to Right: Denise Kornegay, President of Kiwanis Club of Paris; Alan Hubbard, Director of the Downtown Food Pantry; and Alex Fowzer, President of Rotary Club of Paris United
Marshall High School Interact Club
1. Marshall High School Interact Members distributed candy to over 750 youth at the local Annual Halloween Festival in downtown Marshall.
2. In November, the Marshall High School Interact Club celebrated their 2nd Anniversary with over 25 members.  During the month of December, member decorated doors at the local nursing home.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club at Work
Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians at work in the Commumity.
1. Serving snacks at the Nash Cub Scout Award Ceremonies.
2. Ringing the Salvation Army Bell -pictured are Rotarians Steve Rogers and Terry Davis- other Rotarians participated are: Sunrise Rotarians Laura Jacobs, Jennifer Studdard, Ralph Waits and Shirley Pinnix-Evans.
3. Adopting Nash Elementary School families. The individuals members purchased Christmas presents for the children and Food Baskets for the Families for Christmas.
Pittsburg Rotary Choir
  Rotary Club Choir sang Downtown Pittsburg at the "Home For the Holidays event" on December 7th.
Marshall Rotary Club Makes Donation 
Club President Barbara Jundkins presents a check in the amout of $5,000.00 to Mission Marshall Food Pantry from The Rotary Club of Marshall. 
Tyler Christmas Parade
Tyler Rotary Clubs continue to participate in the Tyler Christmas Parade to show the community that they care and communicate awareness of the continued fight against Polio.   
Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotarians at Work 
A HUGE shout out to the many volunteers who showed up to help out serving food at Texarkana Randy Sams Homeless Shelter.  
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.

Save The Dates: February 8, 2020 District Foundation Banquet and April 4, 2020 - District Training Assembly 

RYLA Website Address: Click Here:

Need help understanding the Rotary Citation Award requirements? 

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!  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.