Jack and Ava Welge 

Governor 2020 - 2021
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Rotary District 5830

2020-2021 Theme
2021-2022 District 5830 Officers Installation Sponsors
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District 5830 Website
Rotary Club Central
RYLA Information
RI Virtual Conference
Upcoming Events
Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration Rescheduled
Jun 05, 2021
Virtual RI Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
Atlanta Area Rotary Club: 2021-2022 Scholarship Dr
Jun 17, 2021
Athens Officer Installation
Jun 17, 2021 5:00 PM
District Officers Installation
Mill Creek Ranch Resort - Canton
Jun 26, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit Wills Point
Jul 08, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit Cedar Creek Lake
Jul 09, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit South Tyler
Jul 12, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit Jacksonville
Jul 14, 2021
DG Mike Groom Official Visit Canton
Jul 15, 2021
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Bulletin Editor
Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
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DG Jack's June Newsletter 
"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." C. S. Lewis
Famous author C. S. Lewis’ gave great advice! Thanks to our incredible 5830 membership and Leadership Team, we finished strong!
We gave service to those in need through COVID Food Neediness Grants from The Rotary Foundation secured for us by IPDG Jim Finstrom and PDG Ted Huffhines; we gathered safely to pack and deliver food through Food Banks helped along by PDG Carroll Greenwaldt; we participated in both District and Global Grants and our Clubs continued service projects in their communities. When our Clubs were unable to meet in person, we conducted virtual meetings with many thanks to P.I. Dir. Sarah Fox and our dedicated group of Assistant Governors. Ava and I enjoyed visiting with all of you whenever and wherever we met.

When unable to hold our Foundation Banquet, District Training events, the 2019-2020 District Conference and RYLA in person, we held them virtually and with as many registrants as are usually in attendance when held in person.

PDG Ted Huffhines did a superb job planning and hosting the Foundation Celebration and we have our celebration glasses to continue to toast our success.
Through it all, Rotary was there. Rotary 5830 Clubs continued their scholarships; District 5830 and DGE Mike Groom trained future Club Presidents. After mask mandates were lifted, Amy Hinton and her committee planned and held the District 4-Way Speech Contest in Mt. Pleasant. District 5830 Rotarians trained in person at DGE Mike Groom’s District Training Assembly; and we partied  and raised money at a PolioPlus Fun Raiser planned and executed by PDG Shirley Griffin and committee.
Your hard work has paid off in all this on both a District, Zone, and International level. 
Internationally, we are down to 2 polio cases in 2021, one in Pakistan and one in Afghanistan. But our work is never finished. Please donate liberally to PolioPlus and take advantage of matching Paul Harris points until June 20th. The end of the dreaded disease is in sight. Stay in touch with each other, renew friendships, fellowships, and be safe.  Take advantage of online training and participate in the 2021 Taipei Virtual International Convention June 12-16th.  Be sure to sign up also for the 2022 Houston International Convention at the discounted rate during the Virtual Convention.
Lastly, plan now to attend our District Conference October 16th, 2021.  At our 2020-21 Fall District Conference we’ll celebrate our accomplishments with Rotary International Director Floyd Lancia. We achieved great success under circumstances that proved to be not problems but opportunities for greater service. Rotary truly Opened Opportunities.
Many thanks to PDG John Jetter at the Financial helm and PDG Lee Montgomery with Membership.  And at every step our District Administrator, Shirley Pinnix-Evans, was there for all of us teaching, organizing, and moving us forward. Please thank her every time you have a chance.
Going forward in 2021-2022 we have exceptional leadership through Mike Groom and his team, and I can attest to the work that he and the DG line are accomplishing. We will continue to succeed wonderfully if we keep focus our motto of Service Above Self and govern our conduct and decisions by the Four-Way Test.
It was a pleasure being of service to you, your clubs and District 5830. God Bless.
Jack Welge
District Governor 2020-21
Rotary International District 5830
P. O. Box 3624
Longview, Texas 75606-3624
The Rotary Foundation 
District 5830 has had a very productive Matching Points Campaign with over $50,000 towards the Annual Fund and $20,000 given towards Polio Plus over the past two months. We have extended the campaign through June 20th. This will allow any Rotarians who wish to make a yearend donation the chance to do so and receive matching points. We are still working towards exceeding $100 per capita, so every donation counts. I encourage every Rotarian and every club to dig deep and be generous as you support the Annual Fund AND Polio Plus! Your donations allow your club to do local projects through our Club Project Grants. They also allow our District to support Global Grants in worthwhile projects around the globe. This is what makes Rotary International the Number One service organization in the world!
So, please send your donations to PDG Tom Dewitt and take advantage of our Matching Points Campaign and reach your first or next Paul Harris Fellow while improving the lives of those in need!
In Rotary Service
PDG and District Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines 
Membership Minute 
Rotary New Year’s Celebrations are COMING!!!
All our 43 clubs in Rotary District 5830 will be saying “Hail and Farewell” as they honor outgoing club presidents and incoming presidents this month. It is our ROTARY NEW YEAR’S!!
So, here are a couple of tips to for the Incoming Presidents and Membership Chairs.
  1. Access these Membership tools in Rotary to help assess club strength, find new members, and learn why some folks leave so you can strengthen your clubs.
  1. The Rotary International Virtual Convention is around the coming SOON to a screen near you!!
    1. Have your club pay the registration fee and sign on to watch the Membership presentations.
    2. June 12—12 noon CT: Rotary Alumni: A Hidden Gem for Membership and Service….ways to attract and engage alumni
    3. June 14—8am CT: Grow Rotary Through Engagement…why members join and leave. Ways to ensue LONG TERM VALUE in their Rotary relationship.
    4. June 16th—8am CT: Mission Inclusion: Accelerating DEI in Rotary…small group discussions on Diversity-Equity-Inclusion. What do Rotarians say are important DEI issues.
  2. Are YOU doing YOUR PART to GROW ROTARY? What can I do today??
In Rotary Service,
PDG and District 5830 Membership Chair Lee Montgomery 
Register Now- District Officers Installation 
Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Historic Canton Texas
1880 N Trade Days Blvd.
PDG Robert Thompson- Keynote Speaker and Installer
June 26, 2021 ( Deadline to register is June 23, 2021) 
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Dress- Casual
DGE Mike and Andrea Groom invites you to attend the 2021-2022 District 5830 Officers Installation.
Come early and stay late. RV spots and tiny cabins for rent. Mike and Andrea will arrive Friday and leave on Sunday.  Ya’ll are all welcome to attend. Catch and release fishing, swimming, disc golf, biking, horseshoes, volleyball, corn holes, nature trail, basketball and children playground are available for a lot of family fun.



2021 Rotary Virtual Convention 
Register Now for the 2021 Virtual Convention!
Standard price tickets are available for $65 from May 8th through June 16th.
Early Registration for 2022 Houston Convention
2022 Houston International Convention 
Early registration will be from June 12-16.  The early registration fee is $425.00.
Beginning June 12, 201 go to to register. 
This year in addition to family members, you will be able to register non members. Once this early registration period is over, the registration fee will increase, just not sure how much at this time.
In Rotary Service, 
John Henson
2006-07 Governor
Rotary Club of Henderson
District 5830
Rotary International
Disaster Relief 
Pictures are worth a thousand words!  Lake Charles, Louisiana still needs help recovering from devastating floods. More rain fell in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Monday than during the two damaging hurricanes last year.
According to Kenneth Larry Agee, Rotary District 6200 Disaster Committee Chair, the biggest need currently is volunteers to help gut houses.  "It is slow going with 4 or 5 people instead of 20 to 30." After cleanup, many homeowners will be needing supplies to help rebuild as many did not have flood insurance.   A few of the neighborhoods have been there for 50 years, are not in a flood zone, and never flooded before so a lot of expense is coming out of pocket.  
Needed are skilled tradesmen like drywallers, and carpenters willing to donate time.  Needed also are donations. 
Lake Charles is trying to filter through the needs and spread donations around to fill in gaps of insurance deductibles (some people are on their 3rd claim and deductibles are high, some have no insurance, and some FEMA is helping). Money donations will allow funds for needs as they filter through requests or matters found as volunteers are gutting homes.  Home Depot or Lowes cards in $50.00 increments are also requested as they can be given to homeowners for supplies purchased as needed. 
If you are willing and able to assist please let me know.  Your consideration is appreciated.
Jeff Johnston
District 5830 Disaster Relief Chair
Rotary Club of Longview, Texas Centennial +1

Upcoming Club Events

June 5, 2021The Rotary Club of Tyler - Centennial Celebration The Rotary Club of Tyler 
June 17, 2021 2021-2022 Scholarship Drive Atlanta Area Rotary Club -  The Atlanta Area Rotary Endowment 
District Happenings 
District 5830 Rotary Clubs are doing great work in their communities.   Click Here Now to go to the District 5830 Facebook Page to see what is happening in our district!