Carolyn Franks
Governor 2022-2023
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Upcoming Events
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Troup RC
Tiger Country Cafe
Sep 06, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Overton RC
Overton Community Center
Sep 09, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Big Sandy RC
Big Sandy Community Cente
Sep 12, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Bullard RC
Kiepersol Estates Restaurant
Sep 15, 2022
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Atlanta RC
Luigi's Italian Restaurant
Sep 15, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Wills Point RC
Wills Point Community Center
Sep 22, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Carolyn Official Visit to Cedar Creek Lake RC
Cedar Creek Lake Country Club
Sep 23, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Zone Conference-Pathways to our Future 2.0
Chattanooga Convention Center
Sep 27, 2022 – Oct 02, 2022
DG Carolyn Official Visit to South Tyler RC
First Christian Church
Oct 03, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Iron Lung Nash Night Out (TX Sunrise RC)
Oct 04, 2022 – Oct 05, 2022
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Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
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DG Carolyn Franks' September Newsletter 
For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.” This quote from Kofi Annan speaks to Rotary International’s September theme of basic education and literacy. I am very proud of District 5830’s participation in education and literacy. Every one of our clubs in some way work with their local schools in the 3rd grade dictionary donations, scholarships, backpack giveaways and many other donations to our children. Our district also joins with other districts and Rotary International to improve conditions in our global communities so children there can have a safe and sanitary place to learn.
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

Click Here to learn more

Damon Donnell DGND 2025-2026
Congratulations to Damon Donnell, Past President of the Athens Rotary Club who has been selected by the District 5830 Nominating Committee as District Governor Nominee Designate.  He has been selected to serve during the 2025-2026 Rotary Year.
Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Damon Donnell will be held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations and will thereafter become final at midnight on September 30, 2022

District 5830 sincerely thanks the Nominating Committee for their service.  This year’s committee was composed of IPDG Mike Groom, PDG Jack Welge, PDG Jim Finstrom, PDG Judie Guthrie, PDG Lee Montgomery, PP Cameron Phillips  (Areas 7-9) - Carthage Rotary Club, Ralph Waits (Areas 1-3) - Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club, and Barbara Turner (Areas 7-9) - Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club with alternate Hannah Luce - Marshall.
Register now for the 2021-2022 District Conference on Oct. 7 & 8th, 2022 
Come to the 2021-2022 District 5830 Conference and have fun, celebrate your successful Rotary Year, plus Explore the Museum of the Red River.   Click here to learn more.
Our keynote speaker is Enrique Garcia, a Heart2Heart Advocate from Guadalajara, Mexico.  
You do not want to miss all that Idabel, Okahoma has to offer plus visit with old friends and make new Rotary friends. Click Here to Register
All, our district conference is fast approaching. Highlights include a wine and cheese social on Friday evening and then a pick and choose slate of events on Saturday morning followed by our typical luncheon at noon. Our planned time to adjourn is Saturday at 2:15.
September Foundation Newsletter 

As the excitement of our new Rotary Year builds and we make plans to attend the Zone Conference in Chattanooga in late September and the 5830 District Conference at the Museum of the Red River in October, it’s time to also renew our commitments to support the service we do through The Rotary Foundation.

Our available funding for Club Project Grants this year is $53,637.   That’s up from $49,214   last year and it is all due to our generous and can do attitude in supporting The Rotary Foundation and its programs. Tom DeWitt is fond of reminding all of us that the path to ensure the availability of these funds is the Paul Harris Society and all of us can join for less than $3 per day.

September Membership Minute 
Two thoughts: 
First: A word about GROWTH:
Think about the Rotary theme for September and ask potential members to visit your club that are involved in literacy and basic education. In many of our District towns, the school district is the major employer. How many teachers, aides, librarians. Sunday school teachers and parents would be excited to support the causes of literacy and education? IMAGINE the potential candidates for membership!!

Second: A word about RETENTION:
There is no need to improve on what our RI President Jennifer Jones says, so read or reread her wisdom here: 
Putting members first
Zones 30 & 31 Conference - Chattanooga, Tn. 
Governor line training Sept. 27-29, 2022 - Conference dates are Sept. 29, - October 2, 2022. 
  • Innovative new session formats
  • Deep dives on topics that matter
  • Time and space to listen, engage and take action 
 Zones 30 & 31 Virtual Summer Leadership Sessions Recordings Available 
Did you miss the Zone 30 & 31 Virtual Summer Leadership Sessions Click Here to listen to recorded sessions

Upcoming Club Events

October 15, 2022Texarkana Sunrise RC 1st Annual Car show Texarkana Sunrise RC 
Polio Eradication Update
2022 to date - 14 in Pakistan!  1 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!

District Happenings (Link to District Facebook Page) 
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!