Jack and Ava Welge 

Governor 2020 - 2021
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Rotary District 5830

2020-2021 Theme
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RYLA Information
Upcoming Events
Iron Lung-Tyler Christmas Parade
Dec 03, 2020 – Dec 05, 2020
DG Jack's Official Visit to Quitman Rotary Club
Dec 03, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Assistant Governors Meeting with DG Jack
Dec 03, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
DG Jack Visit with Board Member: Bullard RC
Dec 09, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
DG Jack Official Visit to: Bullard Rotary Club
Dec 10, 2020
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
RYLA Camper Registrations Deadline
Dec 15, 2020
RYLA Staff Training
Clements Scout Ranch
Jan 16, 2021 9:00 AM –
Jan 17, 2021 5:00 PM
RYLA Session 1
Clements Scout Ranch
Jan 29, 2021 3:00 PM –
Jan 31, 2021 5:00 PM
Foundation Banquet
Location TBA
Feb 05, 2021
RYLA Session 2
Clements Scout Ranch
Feb 12, 2021 3:00 PM –
Feb 14, 2021 5:00 PM
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Bulletin Editor
Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
December 2020 
Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Message from DG Jack
Our Holiday season has officially begun.

As we dodge around COVID-19 with PPEs and full social distancing, it’s important to not forget meaningful family and Club traditions surrounding Christmas, most especially increasing joy in those around you.

This is a time to remember Angel Tree giving, Coats for Kids, (even if you missed the original drive before Thanksgiving), and Bicycle assembly and gifts from clubs, charitable organizations or just anonymously from you. One of the most meaningful Christmas gifts Ava and I gave were the 2 bicycles we purchased for some of her students back when she was working for Longview ISD.  The kid’s moms were really surprised, and we swore them to secrecy, but I can only imagine the joy when Christmas morning arrived.
As you send Christmas Cards or greetings to friends, remember that although this year has been tough, we still have each other, our friendship, fellowship and service, recognized, rewarded and increased through the magic of Rotary. That magic we carry with us as we participate in meetings or service projects or just show through our daily approach to our vocation. 

This time of the year too, please remember PolioPlus and the joy just a few of your dollars can bring to ensure that all can have a normal life free of a dreaded disease. And give thanks for The Rotary Foundation where your gifts can change countless lives here and in foreign lands where we may never visit. Don’t forget either in your year end planning or your estate and bequests.

Most importantly give thanks for the opportunity and the freedom we share to give the gift of Rotary.

Merry Christmas to all!

Jack Welge
Polio Eradication Update
82 in Pakistan!  56 in Afghanistan! 

Click here to see latest report.

It is not too late to make what could be your most important financial contribution to the POLIO ERADICATION campaign!

International Convention 
Feel the Energy in Taipei. There’s more time to save! Due to the global pandemic, the early-registration discount deadline has been extended to 15 February 2021.

 Attending this year’s convention will allow you to connect with new friends, find new opportunities for service, learn fresh skills, and explore innovative ways to make a lasting impact in your community.

You won’t want to miss the energy of the 2021 Rotary Convention in Taipei, Taiwan.
Rotary Foundation 
As the year draws to a close with the upcoming holidays, I would like to encourage each Rotarian and every Rotary Club to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, large or small. District 5830 was the Zone 31 leader in per capita giving for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. To date, we are running a little behind where we were at this time last year, but we have the opportunity to catch up! Together, our donations allow for many wonderful projects, both locally and around the world, to improve health, reduce poverty, increase learning, end disease, and promote peace.
The Rotary Foundation is rated 4⭐️ by Charity Navigator, so you can be extremely confident about the excellence use of your donations for doing good. Please go to and click the donation link to make your donation today!
Congratulations on the many clubs in our district who are continuing to hold effective fundraisers and do projects that make a difference in the midst of the pandemic. The funds you raise allow for continuing support for your community and around the world! Your creativity and imagination are the only limits to what you can do!
If you would like a program for your club related to the Rotary Foundation, please contact me. I would be happy to do a program in person or via Zoom.
A reminder to all Club Presidents- elect to sign up for Lone Star PETS. Training will take place the last week of February via Zoom.  We will provide Club Matching Grant certification training during LSPETS. Clubs should be thinking about and planning for what there project will be for 2021-22.  These projects can be either local or international. If you need assistance with ideas for your project, please feel free to contact me.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
PDG and Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines 

Membership Minute

Rather than giving you a tip on membership growth in December, let me suggest we share the gift of Rotary by staying in touch with those that are already Rotarians. RETENTION is a part of MEMBERSHIP.

RETENTION is easy IF one or more club officers will reach out to those members that have not been engaged recently. Does your club have a policy and a plan for contacting those that have missed two meetings or service projects in a row? That’s a place to start. Just call and say hello, check on your members. Rotary makes connections, so let’s give the gift of Rotary fellowship over the holidays by connecting with those we miss. I bet they miss Rotary.
May all our District members have a safe, secure and healthy holiday season in whatever way you celebrate your faith, your lives and freedom.
PDG and Membership Chair Lee Montgomery 

Lone Star Virtual PETS

for Lone Star Virtual PETS
February 22, 2021 - February 28, 2021
Open to Current Presidents, President Elects, President Nominees, Rotaracts, AGs, & PDGs
Cost is $50.00 (District will reimburse) 
Four Way Test Speech Contest and Theme 
2020-2021 Theme
How does Rotary Open Opportunities with the 4-Way Test? 
Rotary District 5830 Four - Way Test Speech Contest will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Mt. Pleasant Independent School District, 2230 North Edwards, Mt. Pleasant, Tx. A big " Thank You" goes out to Amy Hinton with Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club for chairing the event again this year. 
Mineola Rotary Club Celebrates their 80th Year of Service 
The head table consisted of President of Mineola Rotary Club, Denise Hurst, DG Jack Welge, State Representative Cole Hefner,and Assistant DG Greg Hollen.  They were honored to have our State Representative present us with a Proclamation and Texas flag which was flown over the capital in Austin on November 18th to commemorate our 80th Anniversary. We were also presented a proclamation from the Mineola Mayor, Kevin White, making November 23rd, Mineola Rotary Day. Other honored guests were District Attorney, Ange Albers and her two sons, as well as the Mineola City Manager, Mercy Rushing. We also had guests from Rotary Clubs in our District.

District 5830 Rotarians At Work 

Find out what has been going on in "The Action District." 
Submit your latest club fundraiser, event, or service project.
Pittsburg Rotary Club presented a $1,000.00 check to the Rotary Polio Plus Campaign in support or World Polo Day. Each club member wrote a $25.00 check to show their support. 
The Tyler Rotary Clubs are preparing for their Annual Christmas Parade on December 5, 2020.
Carthage Rotary Club  Co-Sponsored The Stellar Speller Bee on November 30, 2020