June 2024 Foundation Newsletter 

Rotarians,

We are at year end.  It has been a pleasure serving you, but we have much more to do!

Your CPG Ending Grant Reports are due.  (They were due on June 1st.) We still have one or two out so please check and help get these in to Rotary5830@gmail.com today!

New CPG Rotary Grants are also now due. (They were due on June 1st.)  If your Club wants to use the Funds they contributed to District Designated Funds (“DDF”) through the Annual Fund now is past the time to fill out the CPG Forms and send them to Rotary5830@gmail.com.  To see what you are giving up check https://rotary5830.org/documents/en-ca/ebef4a88-5cee-4336-8ef0-25c59a536751/1/.  It’s almost too late and time is running out but check and call if there’s a question.

June 2024 Foundation Newsletter  2024-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines June 2024 Newsletter 

ARE WE THERE YET??? The universal cry from the back seat youngsters, often just as the journey begins, but we can’t stop until we reach our destination. In the Rotary world, many leaders are asking the same question- “How much farther?”. The good news is, most Rotary leaders I’ve talked to, including myself, have thoroughly enjoyed the journey and are sad that it’s coming to an end soon.
DG Karen Maines June 2024 Newsletter  2024-06-03 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
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June 2024 Public Image Newsletter by Tiffany Damskov

BE A ROTARIAN, EVERY DAY!  Promoting Rotary by living by the Four-Way-Test should be simple! Another effective way you can promote Rotary is by wearing your pin to spread awareness about our organization. At the recent District Assembly, I had the opportunity to discuss the importance of finding your favorite Rotary pin and wearing it every day. 
June 2024 Public Image Newsletter by Tiffany Damskov 2024-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Register Now: Preparing for the New Rotary Year (Public Image and Branding Training)  2024-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

May 2024 Foundation Newsletter 

We have just finished an incredible District Conference where we heard from two Rotary International Directors, and a Rotary International Past President.

Were you there?

All of us are aware of difficulties that can be encountered in traveling to district events, but it truly is important to support your leaders and their efforts to show Rotary beyond the Weekly Club level.
May 2024 Foundation Newsletter  2024-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines May 2024 Newsletter 

“CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES--- COME ON!!” Some of our younger members may not remember the chart-topping 1980 song by KOOL AND THE GANG, but I couldn’t get that song out of my head this past
weekend at the HOPE IN THE HEARTLAND District Conference in Durant, Oklahoma. It all began Friday night at a Fish Fry dinner/reception/party; continued Saturday morning and afternoon with amazing speakers; we celebrated our Foundation accomplishments Saturday evening; and wrapped up Sunday morning with a Remembrance Ceremony and farewell presentations. Wow!
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS PDG JUDY GUTHRIE for receiving the Citation For Meritorious Service Award!
DG Karen Maines May 2024 Newsletter  2024-05-01 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

Register Now for the District Training Assembly 

2024-2025 District 5830 Training Assembly      

Mineola Civic Center
1150 N Newsom St.
Mineola, TX 75773

May 18, 2024 Time:  8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. 
Cost: $40.00 (Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Dress: Casual 

Sessions are designed by Tracks

Track 1 - Presidents & Foundation Committee chairs & members.

Track 2 - Secretaries, Treasurers & Finance Committee chairs & members.

Track 3 - Membership & Public Image Committee chairs & members. 

Track 4 - New & Existing members.

Click here to register

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The District-Wide Community Service Project Weekend begins May 4, 2024! 

The District-Wide Community Service Project is this weekend!
 
 
 
1. Each participating District 5830 Rotary Club can determine the place and time of service. If you cannot participate this weekend, you may select a different day, as long as photos and reports are submitted by May 16th. 
 
2. Clubs should document their service project through photos, videos, and written reports and post them on social media.  Send reports to Tiffanydamskov@yahoo.com by May 16th.
The District-Wide Community Service Project Weekend begins May 4, 2024!  2024-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
May is Youth Service Month 2024-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines April 2024 Newsletter 

Championship season is upon us. Everywhere I go, someone is talking about the Final Four and
the upcoming Championship game. Just to make it to the final 16 teams is apparently a big deal
and something those teams should be proud of and celebrate.

Our District 5830 Rotary club teams are in our own “Sweet Sixteen”, and I hope each one is proud of what you’ve accomplished this “season”.
DG Karen Maines April 2024 Newsletter  2024-04-03 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

April 2024 Foundation Newsletter

In April Rotary International focuses on the Environment.
 
Will you make a difference?
 
Are you a volunteer for your Club’s projects that aid the environment?
 
Thinking about that Theme for a moment, if you are going to help as a Rotarian making a difference in preserving and improving the Environment, why would you not want to use the Rotary Foundation?
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April 2024 is Environmental Month 2024-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

March 2024 Foundation Newsletter

Will you make a difference??
 
The Rotary Theme for March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  
 
Thinking about that Theme for a moment, if you are going to help as Rotarian making a difference in the lives of others, why would you not want to use the Rotary Foundation?
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DG Karen Maines' March 2024 Newsletter 

AAAACHOOO!  It must be SPRING! And, if it’s spring, it’s SPRING TRAINING TIME. Right now, Major League Baseball teams all across the country are attending Spring Training. Even the Texas Rangers are hard at work training for the upcoming season.
 
But “Why?” you say… “Why do the Rangers need to train? They’re the World Champions, right?”
DG Karen Maines' March 2024 Newsletter  2024-03-03 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
March 2024 is Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month 2024-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Embracing Connection: The Power of Sharing Rotary Experiences

Tiffany Damskov,
District 5830 Public Image Chair

In a world that has become increasingly digitized and virtual, the importance of in-person interactions cannot be overstated. It is crucial to recognize the significance of connecting with our colleagues, friends, and potential new members.
Embracing Connection: The Power of Sharing Rotary Experiences 2024-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Multi District Conference April 26 - April 28, 2024 in Durant, OK.

 
Have you registered for the "Hope in the Heartland" Joint District Conference with Districts 5750, 5770 & 5830 on April 26 - April 28, 2024?  Friday night is optional with live music, fish fry, table games, and lots of visiting with old friends and making new friends. 
 
By registering now, it gives the conference committee a better idea of how to plan a successful conference.  There is lots of free time for you to explore Durant, Ok. 
Multi District Conference April 26 - April 28, 2024 in Durant, OK. 2024-02-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines February 2024 Newsletter 

Hello, February— when we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Rotary’s 119th Birthday on the 23rd. February is also Rotary’s Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month. It’s no surprise that Rotarians are some of the best at finding ways to build peace and understanding between people from very different backgrounds, cultures, traditions, and languages. Rotary is a global peacebuilding team!
DG Karen Maines February 2024 Newsletter  2024-02-02 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
February is Rotary’s Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Month 2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

February 2023 Foundation Newsletter 

February is Rotary’s Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Month. 

Thinking about that Theme for a moment, the real question is will our presence in Rotary make a difference?R I President Richard L . Evans (1966-67) put it this way.  “It sometimes seems that we live as if we wondered when life was going to begin. It isn’t always clear just what we are waiting for but some of us sometimes persist in waiting so long that life just slips by finding us still waiting for something that has been going on all the time. There is no reason to doubt good intentions, but when in the world are we going to begin to live as if we understood that this is it. 

February 2023 Foundation Newsletter  2024-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

January 2024 Foundation Newsletter 

Last Month we discussed the importance of intentional giving and completing what we began with a strong finish.

We need your help! The Holidays have passed and we are back to business. What you can do that makes the most difference now is to ask for reports from your Club Foundation Chair and Committee and make certain your President Elect and President Nominee register for and attend Lone Star PETS and/or our 5830 local PETS in Mount Pleasant.

January 2024 Foundation Newsletter  2024-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines' January 2024 Newsletter 

Happy New Year! 2024 is here. A fresh start and endless possibilities. How many of you made resolutions for 2024? Some of my 2024 resolutions are reruns from 2023! I did achieve a few of my 2023 goals, and I realized that those were the ones where I’d gone beyond hoping, and actually made a PLAN. Funny how that works!
DG Karen Maines' January 2024 Newsletter  2024-01-01 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
January 2024 is Vocational Service Month 2023-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

5830 December Foundation Newsletter

Observations from 6 months in 2023.

It is a pleasure to serve 5830, DG Karen Maines and each of your Clubs. 

After 6 months have passed, our focus should now be on what has been accomplished with our CPG grants thus far in this Rotary Year and what has been collected for The Rotary Foundation to ensure a continuing source of funds for Grants 3 years from now.

5830 December Foundation Newsletter 2023-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Honoring PDG Wayne Arnold  2023-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines' December Newsletter 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”… we can expect to hear that holiday song a few times in December. Sometimes, it feels like “the most hectic time of the year”. So many things to do! In addition to all of the things on our personal lists, our Rotary clubs are super busy, as well, with service to our communities through toy drives, food distribution events, bell ringing, gift wrap parties, and dinners for those in need, to name just a few.
DG Karen Maines' December Newsletter  2023-12-01 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 2023-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

November 5830 Foundation Newsletter

As we think of the Holiday Season with November’s cooler weather, please also remember November is Foundation Month!

Our fun with family and  friends over the Holidays also needs to consider the good that gifts made to the Rotary Foundation can accomplish.  Our active involvement of our time, talent, and treasure through the help of the Rotary Foundation truly changes lives.

Jack Welge 

PDG & D-5830 Foundation Chairman

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November is Rotary Foundation Month 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA Sponsorship Deadline is November 29, 2023  2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines' November 2023 Newsletter 

Change. It seems to be all around us, especially this time of year. Change of seasons. Change in the weather. Changing leaves. Changing sports champions. The time change.
 
Change can be scary, or make us uncomfortable. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of change, the not knowing what is to be. Remember the changes after 9/11, or since Covid.  
 
Of course, change is inevitable, and in fact, necessary. We can’t stay unchanged. Imagine always being 6 years old. Forever. Think of the things you’d never experience.
DG Karen Maines' November 2023 Newsletter  2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

2022-23 District Conference Results 

Thank you District 5830 for a fantastic Rotary year and thank you Rotary Club of Athens for planning and hosting our District Conference in Athens. Congratulations to Texarkana International Rotary Club under the leadership of Sil Gomez received the Club of the Year Award. Accepting the award was Club President Melvin Fagan.  
 
DGN Damon Donnell received the Rotarian of the Year Award.  
 
Record number of clubs received the Rotarians Citation Awards, Congratulations to all who received well-deserved awards.

 
2022-23 District Conference Results  2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines October 2023 Newsletter 

Does this sound familiar?

“The cinemas and swimming pools were the first buildings to shut down. Then, the bars. People were asked to social distance and to stay safe.  
 
Preventive measures were imposed to arrest the outbreak of a virus without a cure as the cases swelled rapidly across the United States.  
DG Karen Maines October 2023 Newsletter  2023-10-03 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
District Conference Hosted by Athens Rotary Club  2023-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

October Foundation Newsletter 

As we enjoy cooler fall weather and move into October, please remember October 24 th is World Polio Day! The best plans for  celebrating World Polio Day are made well in advance, so now is the time to quickly make or review plans and to let your officers know that all this needs to be considered in late August or early September next year.
October Foundation Newsletter  2023-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Community Economic and Development Month 2023-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

DGND Diane Kavanaugh

Congratulations to Diane Kavanaugh who has been selected as District Governor Nominee Designate.  She has been selected to serve during the 2026-2027 Rotary Year.
DGND Diane Kavanaugh 2023-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

September  Foundation Newsletter 

It is easy to take basic education and literacy for granted, but many are not so fortunate and as with other basic rights we accept as true and assume will always be present, if we do not contribute to and support basic education and literacy, it can disappear. That is one reason our dictionary project is so important to children and the reason for the support many Clubs in our District 5830 show for Club Project Grants placing books in schools and libraries, available to children.
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DG Karen Maines' September Newsletter 

The temperatures may not feel like it, but we are rapidly approaching Fall. Schools have started back, football games have begun, and I’m visiting our District Rotary clubs one-by-one. I want to thank the Rotary Clubs of the Atlanta Area, Jacksonville, Longview, Longview Greggton, Troup, Sulphur Springs, Gilmer, Overton, and Lindale for their warm reception and fellowship. My intention this year as I make
the rounds as District Governor is to CELEBRATE our clubs and their many and varied accomplishments. Rotary is Creating Hope in East Texas through these hard-working club members and their partners in their communities. Go, Team, go!
DG Karen Maines' September Newsletter  2023-08-31 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

September Public Image Newsletter 

It's hard to believe that only two months have passed since the start of our Rotary year, but we're already witnessing significant progress and positive changes. Our collective efforts have not gone unnoticed, and I am thrilled to share our achievements so far.

One of the major improvements we've noticed is a surge in engagement on social media platforms.
September Public Image Newsletter  2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month  2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

DGND Diane Kavanaugh 

Congratulations to Diane Kavanaugh, 2020-2021 Past President of the South Tyler Rotary Club, who has been selected by the District 5830 Nominating Committee as District Governor Nominee Designate.  She has been selected to serve during the 2026-2027 Rotary Year.
 
Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Diane Kavanaugh will be held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations and will thereafter become final at midnight on September 30, 2023.
DGND Diane Kavanaugh  2023-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

DG Karen Maines August 2023 Newsletter 

It’s August, and just about everyone is talking about the HEAT, and with good reason, since it affects everyone. August is also the perfect month to talk about ROTARY, and celebrate our Rotary clubs, our members and the good we do in the community and around the world. In the August heat, we can focus on Rotary Membership and New Club Development.
 
DG Karen Maines August 2023 Newsletter  2023-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

August 2023 Foundation Newsletter 

Our Rotary year is now begun, and Officers are busy working with their respective Rotary Club boards, and Rotarians are engaged in Club Projects.
 
As each of you guide your clubs this year remember good planning and execution yields great results. That is especially true in Rotary Foundation giving. 
 
August 2023 Foundation Newsletter  2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Minute - August 2023

Happy  August!
 
We are already one month into the Rotary New Year. I don't think it's an accident that this month's theme is Membership & New Club Development! As Rotarians we should focus on membership early in the year, and often throughout the year. Membership Growth and Retention are what will help drive everything we do!
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Last call for DGND Application - Deadline August 10th.

Last call for DGND applications for DG Nominee Designate who will serve as DG for the 2026-2027 Rotary Year.  

Our District 5830 needs talented and effective leaders for our District to continue to achieve our goals and grow in service to our communities and the world.   Please contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans at rotary5830da@gmail.com for an application and list of  District Governor’s responsibilities and qualifications.
 
Last call for DGND Application - Deadline August 10th. 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
August is Membership and New Club Development Month 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

July 2023 - Foundation Newsletter 

It’s great to be back with y’all after a truly superb Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia followed by a unique opportunity to experience the Outback with new as well as old friends traveling with our IFFR (Flying Rotarians) Rotary Fellowship.
July 2023 - Foundation Newsletter  2023-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

July 2023 - Membership Minute

Congratulations and WELL DONE to PDG Lee Montgomery. He has served District 5830 well in the position of Membership Chair. I appreciate all he's done and look forward to carrying the torch into the new Rotary year and beyond.
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DG Karen Maines July 2023 Newsletter 

Wow! July 1st is here, and suddenly it’s a new Rotary year. A new beginning. A time to celebrate what our District and clubs have achieved this past year, and to look forward to doing even more to share Rotary within our communities and beyond. Really making a difference!
 
I’m thrilled to be serving District 5830 as Governor for the next 12 months, and I’m looking forward to visiting the clubs and meeting as many 5830 members as I can.
DG Karen Maines July 2023 Newsletter  2023-07-01 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

District 5830 Public Image Chair 

I am excited to introduce myself as your new Rotary District 5830 Public Image Director. My name is Tiffany Damskov, and I am thrilled to be joining you on this amazing journey of serving our communities through Rotary.
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District 5830 Youth Exchange Chair

My name is Jacqueline Meadows and I am your new District Youth Exchange Officer.  I wanted to challenge each club to build their youth exchange foundation within their club.  So, you may ask why?  What does it take to get started?  Maybe you have done this before.  The good news is that we are part of a multidistrict Rotary Youth Exchange Program called South Central Rotary Youth Exchange (SCRYE). 
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July is New Leadership Month 2023-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Memorial Service for  PDG and Rev. Bill Hedges

A service to celebrate the life of PDG and Rev. Bill Hedges will be held in the Quitman First United Methodist Church sanctuary on June 19, 2023, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  A reception for family and friends will follow in J.O.Y. Hall. 
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June 2023 Membership Minute 

Passing the Torch - PDG Lee Montgomery, June 2018-June 2023 D-5830 Membership Chair
AG Landon Forbes, 2023-2024 D-5830 Membership Chair 

Some of our members may have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. To them and all connected to any military service, I want to THANK YOU for YOUR SERVICE, as we recently membered Memorial Day. One of the traditions of many service organizations was the “Hail and Farewell” where new folks were heartily greeted and departing members were bid a fond farewell. As outgoing Membership Chair for the District, I want to say a hearty WELCOME to your new DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP CHAIR LANDON FORBES.
    June 2023 Membership Minute  2023-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
    Register Now for the 2023-2024 District Officers Luncheon  2023-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
    June 2023 is Rotary Fellowship Month  2023-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

    June 2023 Foundation Newsletter 

    Rotarians, this note comes to you from 30,000 feet as Ava and I head to Melbourne for the Rotary International Convention.
     
    Celebrating life as a Rotarian you truly owe it to yourself to attend one or more R I Conventions to completely immerse yourself in the Rotary Universe.
     
    Besides developing new ideas for service, your presence can inspire others to further embrace the service they can provide with you as a mentor.
    June 2023 Foundation Newsletter  2023-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

    District 5830 4-Way Test Contest Winners 

    Congratulations to the 2023 Rotary District 5830 4-Way Test Contest Winners
    From left to right are with winners with the sponsoring Rotary Club:
    3rd Place Seth Clark-Mt. Pleasant RC, 1st Place Daryn Merriman- Hugo RC, and 2nd Place Jack Bergfield-South Tyler RC. 
     
    The students speech topic was, “Imagine a world where everyone followed the Four Way Test”
    District 5830 4-Way Test Contest Winners  2023-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' June 2023 Newsletter 

    Remember the old song “Make new friends and keep the old?” June is Rotary Fellowship Month. What a great way to make new friends from around the world and get your “old” Rotary friends to join you. There are fellowships for just about any interest you can imagine. I personally belong to the International Rotary Fellowship of Musicians and the Rotary Wine Appreciation Fellowship. I know we have members who are part of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. Go to www.rotary.org/fellowships for more information. This would make a great club program!
    DG Carolyn Franks' June 2023 Newsletter  2023-05-15 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Membership Minute May 2023

    What’s your LUCKY 13?? MAY 13!!
     
    Our District Training Assembly will be LUCK-Y for incoming club officers and members. Zig Ziglar said that LUCK is LABORING UNDER CORRECT KNOWLEDGE. Well, register now for the DTA so you get the knowledge needed for a successful Rotary Year 2023-24. Sign up for TRACK 3: MEMBERSHIP AND PUBLIC IMAGE.
    Membership Minute May 2023 2023-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
    Register now for District Training Assembly  2023-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
    May 2023 is Youth Service Month  2023-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    May 2023 Foundation Newsletter 

    District 5830 Rotarians,  it is a pleasure to serve you as your District Foundation Chair.
     
    We are now in the fourth quarter or homestretch for our 2022-23 year and we want to shine! In our District there are currently ten (10) non-giving Clubs.  That has reduced our per capita giving to the Foundation Annual Fund to ½ of last year.
     
     
    May 2023 Foundation Newsletter  2023-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' May 2023 Newsletter 

    The Rotary theme for May is Youth Service. Our district has a long history of empowering youth through Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange. Our Interact members usually assist with Rotary club projects and get to see adults serving in many ways. The RYLA experience is an amazing weekend of leadership activities. If you have had the pleasure of taking students on Friday and then picking them up on Sunday you immediately see the difference the weekend made.
    DG Carolyn Franks' May 2023 Newsletter  2023-04-26 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    PDG Bill Hedges Reception

    PDG Bill Hedges (2005-06) has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.  Bill has been an active Rotarian since 1996. Since retiring as a pastor from the United Methodist Church ministry in 2004, he became a resident of Quitman and member of the Quitman Rotary Club.  
    PDG Bill Hedges Reception 2023-04-25 05:00:00Z 0

    International Projects

    Many clubs in D5830 are in the process of choosing their Matching Club Projects for the 2023-2024 Rotary Year. Please consider opportunities to do an International project with your project. You can also do to or more projects with some projects being local and one or more being an International project. There are International projects for as little as $300 all the way up to the $7,000+ range. If your club is interested in doing an International project, or collaborating with other clubs to do one, please contact International Service Chair, PDG Ted Huffhines, and we can discuss options that fit your desires and budget. You may ask, “Why would my club want to an International project?
    International Projects 2023-04-05 05:00:00Z 0

    April 2023 Membership Newsletter 

    Congratulations to the Rotary Clubs of Kilgore, Lindale and Longview which recently completed Club Visioning events! One of the common themes was the need to have better engagement of new members by having more formalized NEW MEMBER ORIENTATIONS to better onboard, educate, engage and strengthen retention.
    April 2023 Membership Newsletter  2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

    April is Environment Month 

    Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

    We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment.

    April is Environment Month  2023-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Longview PRCA Rodeo - A Project Showcase

    Annual PRCA  Rodeo to be held April 21 and 22 in Longview, Tx.   

    The Longview PRCA Rodeo (Rodeo) began as a cooperative effort between a local radio station, KYKX 105.7 and Andrews Rodeo Company. In 1997 the radio station was sold to a new investment group and could no longer produce the rodeo. Sammy Andrews approached the Longview (Greggton) Rotary Club of Longview, Texas, Inc. (Greggton Rotary) to take over the production of the Rodeo.
    Longview PRCA Rodeo - A Project Showcase 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

    April is Maternal and Child Health

    Rotary International's monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health! Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.
     
    April is Maternal and Child Health 2023-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
    DG Carolyn Franks' April Newsletter  2023-03-28 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    April 2023 Foundation Newsletter 

    Enjoy Rotary and have fun!  Practicing our 5th prong of the 4-Way Test, March was a wonderful Rotary experience bracketed by Lone Star President Elect Training (PETS) the end of February (23rd-25th) at the DFW Hyatt and the 5830 Local PETS in Mt. Pleasant on March 25th. Between these bookends in March we celebrated International Women’s Day and many clubs revisited the contributions of the first women invited into our fellowship.
    April 2023 Foundation Newsletter  2023-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Opportunity To Help Children In Northern Guatemala!

    When our Rotary team visited Guatemala in October of last year, we went to a small village in the far north of the country.  The village is Uaxactun’, (pronounced WASH-AC-TUN’).  The people there are hard working and industrious.  They have been taught sustainable agricultural methods and are employing those techniques to earn livelihoods through exported products that are grown in the jungle/forest around their village. 
    Opportunity To Help Children In Northern Guatemala! 2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

    March 2023 Foundation Newsletter 

    As I write this we have completed a most successful District Foundation Banquet and a most successful  Lone Star PETS (LSPETS). If you missed either it is truly your loss.  The networking at both was incredible, and while they were both different types of events, if you were absent you missed a chance to celebrate your work in Rotary, the successes we have achieved, and the lives we have impacted.
     
    March 2023 Foundation Newsletter  2023-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

    March 2023 Membership Newsletter

    MEMBERSHIP MINUTE PRAYING AND PLANNING…for MEMBERSHIP??? Well, the title might sound a bit out of place, but think about it for a second. Praying takes you to a quiet place…a place to clear out the myriad of daily thoughts—a place to reflect on what matters, what’s important and what you can do about it. Get yourself “right” first and then it’s easier to help others…whether it’s your friend, spouse, children or your Rotary Club. While you’re at it, pray for your club, your members and your club’s health.
    March 2023 Membership Newsletter 2023-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
    March is Water and Sanitation Month  2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' March 2023 Newsletter 

    I love PETS! I just attended my 9th PETS and came back loving Rotary more. I realized it is like the before and after difference in the students we send to RYLA. They aren’t sure what they are going to be doing or learning when they go and they can’t stop talking about their experience when they get picked up on Sunday. I wish everyone could have that Rotary experience. There are many other Rotary ways to get that feeling such as the Rotary International Convention, Rotary mission trips to another country, serving in our communities with food distribution, wheelchair ramp building and so many others.
    DG Carolyn Franks' March 2023 Newsletter  2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    February is Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Month  2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

    February Rotary Foundation Newsletter 

    January 2023 has truly been a blur as we readied for the Rotary Foundation Banquet. As this goes to press, we have 140 registrants and rising. And reviewing DGND Damon Donnell’s PowerPoint and Video on the Tornado Disaster Relief, and the PowerPoint on Heart 2 Heart, and the Club and Global Grants in Guatemala, all  truly underscore a favorite saying by Past RI President John Germ: “What we do is not about the money, it is about the lives we change and the good we do.”

    Come celebrate with us February 4th in Longview on what we as Rotarians do locally and globally, changing lives, impacting the unborn, and making our world a more loving, peaceful, and safer place for all.

    February Rotary Foundation Newsletter  2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

    February Membership Minute

    Create a "Love" Theme for February meetings.

    Why do members love rotary? Ask 2 or 3 at each meeting. Guests would learn why members are in Rotary. Membership and Public Image chairs could get creative and develop other ideas/initiatives!

    Here is a great NEW resource to GROW ROTARY! Check out the links!
    February Membership Minute 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' February 2023 Newsletter 

    “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”  We sing this as we close some of our Rotary meetings. It always makes me feel good, but then I don’t think about it after we leave the meeting. Let’s make this our challenge to ourselves and to our Rotary Clubs. Rotary’s focus for February is peacebuilding.
    DG Carolyn Franks' February 2023 Newsletter  2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Idabel Rotary Receives Foundation Grant

    In response to the November tornado, Idabel Rotary has been awarded a grant for $25,000 as a Disaster Relief Grant from the Rotary Foundation.  The grant was administered through District 5830 which covers NE
    Texas and SE Oklahoma. 
    Idabel Rotary Receives Foundation Grant 2023-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
    Fresh Out of Fundraising Ideas? 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

    January 2023 Foundation Article

    Happy New Year!

    As we close out 2022 and begin 2023, we are only halfway through our Rotary Year.

    It’s easy to become distracted after a great beginning, but your focus and intentionality is needed for a great finish. After all we still have our District Rotary 2 for 1 Match Paul Harris Campaign, Rotary International Assembly that DGE Karen Maines will be attending, our Foundation Banquet, and Lone Star PETS all happening within just over a month.

    Registration in open for the D-5830 Foundation Banquet on February 4th . Click here to register and "Read more" for the basic details.

    January 2023 Foundation Article 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute January 2023 Newsletter

    ROTARY HALF TIME!! WHAT’S YOUR MEMBERSHIP SCORE??

    Do football teams play without a goal lines or goal posts? Do they take the field without a game plan?
    Do they remove the yard lines or send the “chain gang” home? Then why do Rotary clubs try to maintain
    or grow membership without goals, plans or measure their progress??
    Membership Minute January 2023 Newsletter 2023-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' January 2023 Newsletter 

    “Of all the hundred and one ways in which men can make themselves useful to society, undoubtedly the most available and often the most effective are within the spheres of their own occupations.” Paul Harris in The National Rotarian, January 1912.
     
    This is the month we focus on Vocational Service. This is the contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
    DG Carolyn Franks' January 2023 Newsletter  2022-12-30 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    December is disease prevention and treatment month 2022-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' December 2022 Newsletter 

    December is the month we focus on disease prevention and treatment. Of course, Rotary is most known for our efforts to eradicate polio. Our district is pushing hard to raise more money and awareness by holding World Polio Day events and fundraisers and by becoming members of the PolioPlus Society. If you have not yet made this commitment of $100 a year until the World Health Organization declares this disease eradicated, please consider this now!
    DG Carolyn Franks' December 2022 Newsletter  2022-11-29 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Paul Harris Matching Points Campaign

    District 5830 Rotarians, you have seen PDG Tom DeWitt is Chairing a Paul Harris 2 for 1 Match Points Campaign December 1st – January 29th. There is more about that under his column in this newsletter. If you are considering donations to charity there are several options to consider, and all are under The Rotary Foundation.

    Paul Harris Matching Points Campaign 2022-11-19 06:00:00Z 0

    2021-2022 District 5830 Conference 

    Andrea and I wanted to take a few moments to thank Henry Moy, Vickie Smith, and Stephen Ratcliff with the Museum of the Red River along with the members of Idabel Rotary Club for all their work making the conference run smoothly.  A special “Thanks” goes to the 2021-2022 District 5830 Conference Committee for assistance in planning the event.  The museum is a hidden gem and I encourage you to visit it if you have not toured the museum.   It was very disappointing to us that COVID hit our family and we were not able to attend but we left it in good hands with the Event Committee and District Leadership Team.
    2021-2022 District 5830 Conference  2022-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Meet Kathryn Montgomery 

    “Rotary International District 5830 values the unique differences among our leaders and membership and we have a commitment to promoting a welcoming and inclusive culture within the clubs across our district.  We believe that our shared commitment to service in an inclusive environment fosters collegiality, advances our central mission, and reinforces the principles conveyed in the 4-Way Test.”
    Meet Kathryn Montgomery  2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

    November is The Rotary Foundation Month 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
    $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
    $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children
    November is The Rotary Foundation Month  2022-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' November Newsletter 

    November is the month we focus on The Rotary Foundation. Our foundation has continually received Charity Navigator’s Four-Star rating, which is its highest rating. Since Arch Klump came up with the idea in 1917 of setting up an endowment that began with a $26.50 donation. It has grown to more than $1.5 billion with a goal of assets and commitments for future gifts to total $2.025 billion by 2025.
    DG Carolyn Franks' November Newsletter  2022-10-31 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Observations from 4 months as your DRFC

    It is a pleasure to serve 5830, DG Carolyn Franks and each of your Clubs. 
     
    Coming into this position after all (or most of all) the Final Reports from last year’s District Grant Projects were received from 5830 Clubs required our team to scramble a bit as some reports were not signed, a few had information left off the final reports, and some had unused funds not yet returned to the District.
    Observations from 4 months as your DRFC 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
    October is Economic and Development Month  2022-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

    October 2022 Foundation Newsletter 

    How recently have you thought about positive outcomes with money you go personally invested?

    How about with money you invested with The Rotary Foundation?

    We were all asked to join Rotary, but has anyone asked you to give to The Rotary Foundation? If not, please consider this your call to action. 

    Many of us are accustomed to the terms time, talent, and treasure, and they reinforce and summarize the intentional acts required to support what we love and that in which we believe.

    October 2022 Foundation Newsletter  2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

    October 2022 Membership Minute

    Greetings from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Zones 30 & 31 Governor training and Zone Institute!!!
     
    What an exciting event to learn, update and revisit Rotary friends!!
     
    One of the guests was our District’s Membership coordinator at Rotary International, Haris Sofradzija. He shared some updates on your club using Rotary Membership Leads.
     
    When any person interested in learning more about Rotary goes to Rotary.org and fills in an inquiry, they become a Rotary Lead. The lead, including their profile, is sent to the District to dissemination to the club officers, assistant governors and district leadership, so we can reach out to the person to give them more information about the club and, most importantly, come visit.
    October 2022 Membership Minute 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' October 2022 Newsletter 

    “As no individual who shirks his community service can lay justifiable claim to being a well-rounded citizen, so no Rotary club of today which is indifferent to the welfare of the city in which it is established measures up to the stature of full-grown Rotary clubs.” A quote from Paul Harris in the November 1915 Rotarian. October is Economic and Community Development. Wouldn’t Paul Harris be amazed at the scope of Rotary’s involvement now focused on this area?

    As I travel to my club visits, I am delighted by the club activities focused not only locally but in communities all over the world. Even the smallest clubs are making a big difference. Thank you!
    DG Carolyn Franks' October 2022 Newsletter  2022-09-19 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Youth Exchange Program 

    Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange students arrived on August 9th and 10th and will be here for the entire school year. They are both being hosted by the Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club and attending Mabank High School.   They will be attending the District Conference in Idabel, OK on October 8th and the SCRYE Winter Conference in Tulsa, OK January 27th thru 29th.   Cecile and Giorgio will also participate our RYLA program.
    Youth Exchange Program  2022-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

    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
    September Membership Minute  2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Deadline to Register is October 1, 2022 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.
    Deadline to Register is October 1, 2022 for the 2021-2022 District Conference on Oct. 7 & 8th, 2022  2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

    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 Foundation Newsletter  2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
     
    Damon joined the Rotary Club of Athens, Texas, in March 2013 by the nomination of late 173rd District Judge, Hon. Jack Holland. Damon is the immediate past 94th president of the Athens Rotary Club and most recently serves as the District 5830 Disaster Recovery Planning Chairman. 
    Damon Donnell DGND 2025-2026 2022-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
    DG Carolyn Franks' September Newsletter  2022-08-28 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    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

    September is Basic Education and Literacy Month 2022-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Membership Minute 

    “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C Maxwell
     
    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
     
    It’s been said many times that Rotarians are leaders, and I believe it. As leaders, let’s recognize August as Rotary Membership month and lead others to Rotary so they can dream more, learn more, do more and become more!
    Rotary Membership Minute  2022-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
    August is Membership & New Club Development Month 2022-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Ingrid Self " Rotarian In Action" 

    We in Rotary District 5830 are Blessed in having many unsung heroes who when asked, step into needed leadership positions and quietly perform the service required. Many times, that occurs without fanfare and, sometimes, sadly without thanks and praise.
     
    Ingrid Self is such a leader! When asked by PDG Ted Huffhines to assist on the District Foundation Committee, she quietly and expertly stepped into the role and served as a grant writer and sometimes grant creator for our District Rotary Foundation Grants. 
    Ingrid Self " Rotarian In Action"  2022-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks' August Newsletter 

    August is Membership and New Club Development Month, a time for Rotary leaders to focus on the most important part of our organization, our members. We need to attract new members, engage them and retain them.
     
    Attract:   Think about visiting new businesses, new neighbors and friends. You have to ask! Create a welcoming culture for all to know they are valued.

    Engage: Ask them what committees or projects interest them.
     
    Retain:   Remember that if you want responsible Rotarians, you give them responsibilities!
    DG Carolyn Franks' August Newsletter  2022-07-31 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    August International Service Newsletter

    Angela and I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kenya for a two week trip that combined multiple service opportunities with also touring with local Rotarians to identify potential projects. These projects are wide ranging in size, but each one will be extremely impactful in the lives of some very needy families. The people we met were very warm and friendly. They were grateful for our coming to visit and talk about the needs they have. Kenya is about half the size of Texas, but has roughly twice as many people.
    August International Service Newsletter 2022-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
    District 5830 Membership Minute 2022-07-04 05:00:00Z 0

    D-5830 Rotary Foundation Giving 

    5830 Rotarians, we have just finished our Rotary 2021-2022 year! In Hollywood terms it’s almost a wrap! But how it turns out now is completely up to you and your superb generosity!!  As club members we are viewed on many levels: the involvement we have serving others in our communities, the nation, and the world; the legacy of service we leave to others; and the ability we have to communicate to others and act as agents of change carrying on our ideals through the Object of Rotary and our Core Values; and, The Rotary Foundation is our ever present partner helping fund the good we do.
    D-5830 Rotary Foundation Giving  2022-07-03 05:00:00Z 0
     Zones 30 & 31 Virtual Summer Leadership Sessions Recordings Available  2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
    July is New Leadership Month  2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Carolyn Franks Newsletter 

    Welcome to a new Rotary year! July is New Leadership Month and we have a lot to celebrate in our clubs and our district. I know a lot of Rotarians are keeping their leadership positions, but let’s welcome our new leaders and thank those who have served and those who are still serving. There is so much knowledge in our leadership and I am truly thankful for it!
    DG Carolyn Franks Newsletter  2022-06-26 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    June is Rotary Fellowships Month 

     
    June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
     
    June is Rotary Fellowships Month  2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Zones 30 & 31 Conference - Chattanooga, Tn.  2022-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

    June 15th Deadline: District 5830 Matching Points Campaign

    Matching Points Campaign Update - It is not too late to double your money!
     
    As of May 26th the totals for the matching points campaign are over 21K for the Annual Fund and 15K for Polio Plus. The opportunity will continue thru June 30, but for donations to be included in the year end report for each club and the district we suggest that all donations be processed by 6/15.
    June 15th Deadline: District 5830 Matching Points Campaign 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's June 2022 Newsletter 

    Rotary June Theme is Fellowships
    Paul Harris once wrote, “The foundation upon which Rotary is built is friendship, on no less firm foundation could it have stood.” As I write this, Andrea and I just came back from Memphis, TN where I attended Zone training to be a regional Rotary leader. We made new friends and created new relationships which we both look forward to enjoying and using to do the good work of Rotary. While in Memphis, I made the comment to our group that Rotary is all about relationships at every level of our organization – with these relationships we make things happen to better our world.  
    DG Mike's June 2022 Newsletter  2022-05-26 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Life Saving Campaign

    As you are now well aware, Zones 30 & 31 are in a middle of a fundraising campaign for Our Rotary Foundation that will impact immediate needs and longer term needs worldwide.  Rotarians will long be remembered for the good we are doing and your personal donation will determine the amount of good we can do.
     
    The best example of addressing immediate needs is the outpouring of donations for the Ukraine refugees. The Disaster Relief Fund has received over $10.4 million for this purpose.  Every district in our two zones has participated.
    Life Saving Campaign 2022-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
    Heart of America Zones 30 & 31 Training  2022-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike Groom's May Newsletter 

    May is Youth Service Month
    When I think of youth services in Rotary, the first thing that comes to mind are the many wonderful experiences my wife, our children and I have experienced by hosting two foreign exchange students. One was a young man from Brazil that lived with us for a year about 25 years ago. Our children were still at home and Fred became a brother to them. A few years ago, he came back to Texas to officiate at our daughter’s wedding here. He had become an ordained Baptist minister while living in Brazil.
    DG Mike Groom's May Newsletter  2022-05-03 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    May 2022 is Youth Service Month 

    Rotarians have always taken a sincere interest in helping to prepare the next generation – with programs and projects that help with health and education and lead the way to world peace and understanding. Beyond this fact, young people are also the future of our organization if we choose for Rotary to survive and thrive beyond our lifetime.
    May 2022 is Youth Service Month  2022-04-30 05:00:00Z 0

    District 5830 ENGAGEMENT initiative!! April 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022!!

    Are you taking advantage of the Member Engagement Initative?   Congratulations to Carthage Rotary Club and Pittsburg Rotary Club for holding a social event for new members, guest, and existing members.
     
    District 5830 will give $100 to the first 15 clubs that can forward receipts and a short description of a CLUB ENGAGEMENT activity they hold from APRIL 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022!!
    District 5830 ENGAGEMENT initiative!! April 1 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022!! 2022-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

    Top three Foundation Giving Clubs ranked Per Capita Giving

    During the District Foundation Banquet, PDG Ted Huffhines congratulated the following Rotary D-5830 Giving Clubs ranked by per capital Giving.
    President Hannah Luce - Marshall RC received the 1st Place 
    President Mitchell Hancock - Kilgore RC received 2nd Place 
    President Sil Gomez - Texarkana International RC received 3rd Place
     
    Go to the D-5830 Website Photo Album see all the event pictures.
    Top three Foundation Giving Clubs ranked Per Capita Giving 2022-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike Groom's April 2022 Newsletter 

    Our Rotary theme for April is maternal and child health. Sadly, saving mothers and children has become disturbingly important due to recent events in Ukraine. Current estimates put the number of Ukrainians who have left their country due to the war at 4 million people, with half of them being children.  The United Nations estimates that 6.5 million people have been displaced within Ukraine and The International Organization for Migration estimates that more than 12 million people in Ukraine are stranded in areas under attack or cannot leave due to security risks. These numbers total more than 22 million people in a country with a population of over 41 million people. Many Ukrainian cities lie in ruins due to bombing. Another very disturbing fact is that there were 200,000 Ukrainian children scheduled to receive the polio vaccine and those vaccinations were halted due to this war.
    DG Mike Groom's April 2022 Newsletter  2022-04-01 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    District Governor of the Year Award 

    During the 2022 D-5830 Foundation Banquet, IPDG Jack Welge presents PDG Ted Huffhines the District Governor of the Year Award.
     
    District 5830 is blessed to have extraordinary caring and supportive leadership from the club level through the Past District Governors and Governors Line.
    District Governor of the Year Award  2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike Groom March 2022 Newsletter 

    Many of our district leaders, our presidents-elect, presidents-nominee and Rangers just returned from Lone Star PETS where we enjoyed fellowship, training, and renewed inspiration to continue to do the good works of Rotary. PDG Ted Huffhines commented to me that PETS is his favorite event in Rotary, seeing our eager new leaders share new ideas to keep our clubs vibrant while making new friends. I find his statement to be so true. I still enjoy friends I made at my first PETS more than 20 years ago. This was our first live PETS in two years and it was GREAT. I encourage all of you to become president of your club so that you may have the chance to enjoy this extraordinary Rotary event where you can grow personally, make new friends and reacquaint with old friends.
    DG Mike Groom March 2022 Newsletter  2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    March is Water and Sanitation Month 

    When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mother can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families. 
     
    Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary's people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 
    March is Water and Sanitation Month  2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

    Register Now: 2022 Foundation Banquet-March 19, 2022

    The 2022 Foundation Banquet will be an in-person event held on the eighth floor of the ETBU Marshall Grand in downtown Marshall, Texas. This fabulous location is the new meeting space of the host Marshall Rotary Club and offers amazing views of the area as the highest location in Harrison County. This event will celebrate the amazing generosity and impact of donors from our District, both individually and our clubs. We will have the chance to hear from “American Health Hero,” Dr. Bert Hirschhorn, who is a recognized expert in treating cholera and providing oral rehydration therapy.
    Register Now: 2022 Foundation Banquet-March 19, 2022 2022-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

    February Membership Minute

    February is the month of Valentines...the month of hearts, flowers, chocolates and LOVE!! Rotarians also show their LOVE of their community by providing many needed service projects. 
     
    Lone Star PETS, at the end of February, is really about LOVING your community and your Rotary club. Sure, PETS prepares PE's to lead their clubs and deepen their understanding of Rotary, but it is much more.
    February Membership Minute 2022-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's February Newsletter  

    Conflict resolution is not necessarily about the answers that you receive but the questions that you ask. Before resolution of any problem can be had, one has to fully understand the issues that are creating the conflict. The starting point in conflict resolution is to understand your antagonist’s position and to clearly inform your antagonist of what your issues are.  Analyzing this context of the four-way test reveals the following.
    DG Mike's February Newsletter   2022-01-31 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month  2022-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute January 2022

    EACH ONE, BRING ONE
    It’s SOOOO easy to GROW your club….just set a GOAL and encourage each member to introduce one guest to Rotary—per month or per quarter—you WILL grow!!!
    What is your club’s WHY?
    1. Normal attrition: Rotary statistics show that every club loses about 10% of its membership each year due to job changes, illness, relocations, death, disinterest or lack of a role in the club…and list goes on.
    2. More hands/less work: Make it easier for your present members to perform service projects and fund rasisers.
    3. More: fellowship and fun!
    4. More: community impact.
    What is your club’s HOW?
    Membership Minute January 2022 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
    Houston RI Convention Update  2022-01-03 06:00:00Z 0
    DGE Carolyn Invites PEs/PNs to Lone Star PETS 2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
    January is Vocational Service Month  2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's January 2022 Newsletter 

    Vocational is defined as relating to a vocation, an occupation, or employment. Whereas, service is defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone. For most of us, we spend our adult lives focused on attaining success (however we personally define success) in the employment, profession, or vocation we engage in. Whereas, in Rotary when it comes to vocational service, our focus is on: 1) adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public; 2) the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that Rotarians engage in; and 3) using our vocational talents to solve the problems of society and meeting the needs of our communities. So, we as individuals tend to focus on our inner goals whereas in Rotary, we focus more on outer goals which will do good works in the world. In Rotary, we use our expertise, our experience, and knowledge to improve the lives of those not as fortunate as us.
    DG Mike's January 2022 Newsletter  2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    December Membership Minute by PDG Lee Montgomery 

    Wine and cheese!…Rotary and Fun!…Perfect Pairings!!
     
    As we approach the end of year holidays many clubs will have special programs of music, entertainment and other socials. Invite friends, family members and co-workers to enjoy the FUN and fellowship of Rotary. Hey, it’s a “perfect pairing”!!
     
    Congratulations to our 24 clubs that have had POSITIVE GROWTH so far this year!! Your district has grown from 1447 members on July 1st to 1500 members at the end of November. A birdie told me today that Pittsburg add 4 new members today!
    December Membership Minute by PDG Lee Montgomery  2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike Groom December Newsletter 

    To say we are living in turbulent times would be the understatement of the year, perhaps decade, century? How much of this turbulence is the result of misinformation that is directed towards all of us, seeking to divide us? And what we need now more than ever are institutions upon which we can depend. Our institution of Rotary is now 106-years old and so many of the clubs that I have had the privilege to visit here in District 5830 are now over 75-years old which tells me that our Rotary institutions are VERY DEPENDABLE.  I submit we owe our success to our ability to join together, tune out misinformation, enjoy one another’s company, and address problems in our communities and world, such as disease prevention and treatment.
    DG Mike Groom December Newsletter  2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

    December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

    Disease prevention and treatment is one of the Rotary Foundation Areas of Focus.  And for good reason.  The health and vitality of a person, a family and a community can be seriously impaired by what in many cases is a preventable disease.  Disease prevention is really a keystone to progress in other areas as well because of the interplay with other areas of focus like Water and Sanitation and Maternal & Child Health.    
    December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

    November Membership Minute 

    Club membership is CLIMBING in 2021!!! Thanks to numerous clubs having new members join, District 5830 is in the LEAD for Zones 30 and 31 attendance growth. Rotary International shows D5830 growing by 56. According to our numbers, the new member count should be 61, so RI will be catching up with our numbers shortly. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

    Would you like to ENERGIZE your club and find the FORCE to attract new members? Suggest you contact Sam Scroggins, our Visioning coordinator.
    November Membership Minute  2021-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

     How to become a District Visioning Facilitator.

    District 5830 is ramping up its efforts to conduct Rotary Visioning Events for every District Club within the next year. DG Mike Groom has made this one of his prime objectives. To date in 2021, four Visioning Events have been completed. To increase the pace, more trained Facilitators are needed. To help fulfill this need, a Zoom training session on Visioning Facilitation, led by the RI Zone 30/31 Visioning Coordinator, Glen Vanderford, has been scheduled for December 6, 2021.  All Assistant District Governors have been invited to participate in the session. An invitation has also been extended as a refresher program for those already trained as a District Visioning Facilitator.
     How to become a District Visioning Facilitator. 2021-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

    International Service Newsletter 

    November always celebrates The Rotary Foundation in the Rotary International World. World Polio Day has just passed, and Rotarians are able to focus on the good they can do through The Rotary Foundation (TRF). TRF is the engine which drives all the good we do. Whether it is giving dictionaries to local third graders, buying bicycles for children for Christmas, supporting your local food bank, or a host of other local projects, Rotarians make a huge difference in their local communities. TRF also allows us to do significant work internationally. In 2020-21, over 2,000 Global Grants valued at $130M were completed around the world. Your support of TRF helped provide clean water, medical care, economic development, education, and promoted peace in places around the globe.
    International Service Newsletter  2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Marshall Rotary Club’s New Venue

    In 1919, the year the Marshall RC was officially chartered, they began meeting downtown atop the Hotel Marshall when it was constructed in 1929. This was the hub of the vibrant city located just a block from the Harrison County Courthouse. In the late 1960’s the hotel closed and the club was forced to meet in various locations around town. After four decades, the vacant and dilapidated hotel was donated to East Texas Baptist University. ETBU quickly began a Capital campaign and raised funds to renovate the building. It now is called the Marshall Grand and is home to the ETBU College of Nursing which is ranked Number One in the State of Texas.
    Pictured: Marshall Rotary Club President Hannah Luce. 
    Marshall Rotary Club’s New Venue 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Important message about Lone Star PETS from DGE Carolyn Franks!
     

    Save the Date! LoneStar PETs’ leadership team is planning for an in person training February 24, 2022 through February 27, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency DFW Airport, 2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, Tx.
     
    Registration is open at www.lonestarpets.org and hotel rooms in the discounted room block are filling fast. Pre-training began early September so if your club has not elected your President Elect, please do so as soon as possible.   The Pre-training will get your President Elect and President Nominee prepared for the fast tract training in February 2022.
    Important message about Lone Star PETS from DGE Carolyn Franks!  2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike Groom November Newsletter 

    Rotary’s monthly theme for November is the Rotary Foundation.  I will share some outstanding facts about our Foundation. It is now over 100 years old and since it’s formation, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing sustainable projects. It is one of a select group of charities that merits Charity Navigator’s Four-Star rating. Arch Klump, in 1917, proposed setting up an endowment for the purpose of doing good in the world. His idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe. You see, when we give to the Foundation, we give hope to our world – not only abroad but at home as well.
    DG Mike Groom November Newsletter  2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    November is Rotary Foundation Month

    "If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger." Buzz Aldrin
     
    "We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences." Miya Yamanouchi
     
    With your help, we can end polio for good. Click here for the "Countdown to the History of Polio."
     
    November is Rotary Foundation Month 2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

    2020-2021 District 5830 Conference 

    Our virtual 5830 District Conference held October 16th was an opportunity to learn, grow, and experience the joy 5830 Rotarians have given to others this past 2020-2021 Rotary Year. Go to District 5830  Website's (YouTube Link) or click here to discover an enjoyable 2 1/2 hours of learning, and find out about our new initiatives in Guatemala and Mexico.  If you missed Past Rotary International Director, Floyd Lancia's presentation on Eradication of Polio you will want to view the 24 minute video.  Celebrate with us as we announced Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club as Club of Year and Past Atlanta Area Rotary Club President,  Fern Porter as Rotarian of the 2020-2021 year; and learn about the difference each and everyone of you made as Rotarians with your prayers, your presence, your gifts, and your action this pandemic year.
    2020-2021 District 5830 Conference  2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute 

    FALL IS HERE! DON’T LET MEMBERS DROP LIKE LEAVES!!
    Our District membership numbers are up!! RI reports are pending, so I will give you numbers later.Why do members often leave Rotary? A BIG reason is lack of involvement…they don’t feel a sense of purpose. Does your club have an ENGAGEMENT plan?? Hand in hand with getting a new member is getting them involved quickly. Are they assigned to a Service Project? A Fund Raiser? How about being a greeter for a month to get to meet other members? Attend a board meeting?
    Membership Minute  2021-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's October 2021 Newsletter

    October in Rotary is Community Economic Development month. When I think of community economic development, I reminisce about growing up in Houston, Texas in the 1960’s and 70’s. What a vibrant town and economic juggernaut it was (and still is, I might add). I firmly believe Houston owed its economic success and vibrancy to several things. The first is Houston’s leaders didn’t get in your way in pursuing opportunities. 
    DG Mike's October 2021 Newsletter 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Announcing Jeff Johnston as DGND

    Congratulations to Jeff Johnston, Past President of the South Tyler 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 2024-2025 Rotary Year.
     
    Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Jeff Johnston was held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations. No challenges or re-nominations have been received so the nomination was final at midnight on September 30, 2021.
    Announcing Jeff Johnston as DGND Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator 2021-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
    October is Economic and Community Development Month 2021-09-25 05:00:00Z 0

    Register Now for District 5830 VIRTUAL District Conference 

    Calling all Rotarians for a rousing good time!!

    Our 5830 District Conference on October 16th is a chance to learn, grow, and experience the joy you have given to others this past year.  Click Here Now to Sign Up and send in your $25 and kick back for an enjoyable ½ day of learning and interaction with friends. Find out about our new initiatives in Guatemala and Mexico. Celebrate with us as we announce the Club and Rotarian of the 2020-2021 Year. And, learn about the difference you (each and everyone of you) have made with your prayers, presence, gifts and action this pandemic year.

    IPDG Jack Welge, District Conference Chair

    Register Now for District 5830 VIRTUAL District Conference  2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute 

    Congratulations on Club Growth!!! 
    The Rotary Clubs of Winnsboro and Henderson led the way for the first two months in member growth! Winnsboro grew by 75%, adding 6 new members. Henderson grew by 64% adding 14 new members from their club’s membership growth plan mentioned last month. Other new members are in the pipeline. As a District, 18 clubs have had growth since July 1!!! Many held steady. Only about 10 clubs saw slight decreases. Overall the District grew from 1,447 to 1,482. 
    Membership Minute  2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0
    September is Basic Education and Literacy Month! 2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's September Newsletter 

    September is basic education and literacy month in Rotary. Following are some interesting statistics retrieved from Wikipedia. The world literacy rate for all males is 90% whereas for females the rate is 82.7%. Developed nations have an overall rate of 99.2%, with south and west Asia having 70.2% and sub-Saharan Africa at 64.0%. These statistics are dated 2016 but we can see that, in keeping with President Shekhar’s emphasis on improving the lives of girls and women, we need to increase access to education for females worldwide, especially in Africa.
    DG Mike's September Newsletter  2021-08-30 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Welcome To Rotary International District 5830!

    Are you a Business or Professional leader in your community, seeking to make a difference in the world around you?
     
    Rotarians are passionate people driven by the ideal of service. As a part of Rotary, you get to network with and give back to communities around the globe. District 5830 is made up of 41 clubs and approximately 1400 members across NE Texas, SE Oklahoma, and SW Arkansas.
    Welcome To Rotary International District 5830! 2021-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Why is Facilitated Club Visioning important? 

    South Tyler President, Beth Blaisdell said,  “Our club visioning workshop helped us collaborate as a team to define our direction and goals for the next several years.  The visioning team of 15 reported to our club members at our weekly meeting, sharing our vision results.  The enthusiasm and commitment from our club has South Tyler Rotary on a very positive path for community service.”
     
    According to District 5830 Visioning Chair, Sam Scoggins,  there are three measures of success for club's that complete a Vision.   (Click on read more for details) 
    Why is Facilitated Club Visioning important?  2021-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

    PDG Shirley Griffin honored!

    Shirley Griffin, a Polio Survivor and a Past District Governor of Rotary International District 5830 and member of the Rotary Club of Longview, Texas, was awarded the prestigious International Service Award for a Polio-Free World by Rotary International Directongvir Suzi Howe at the Rotary Club of Loew meeting on August 17th. Her award was one of three in the entire world.
    PDG Shirley Griffin honored! 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

    Aaron's Well (Global Service Project) 

     
     
    The Mateka Children’s Home Water Well is known as Arron’s Well, in Memoriam of Rotarian and former President Aaron Lemmon of Athens, TX and President Elect of Prosper, TX. Aaron passed away in January. Aaron and Damon Donnell, at the time, PE of Athens Rotary discussed partnering in late 2020 to form an international service project to drill water wells in Kenya as one of Rotary core focus areas: Clean Water and Sanitation. 
     
    Aaron's Well (Global Service Project)  2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

    Announcing Jeff Johnston as DGND

    Message from DG Mike Groom and Chair of the District 5830 Nominating Committee, IPDG Jack Welge
     
    Congratulations to Jeff Johnston, Past President of the South Tyler 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 2024-2025 Rotary Year.
     
    Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Jeff Johnston will be held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations and will thereafter become final at midnight on September 30, 2021.
    Announcing Jeff Johnston as DGND 2021-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
    Honoring PDG Carroll Fletcher Shirley Pinnix Evans 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's August Newsletter 

    After having officially visited nine of our clubs in the month of July, my faith, not only in Rotary but also humankind, has been revitalized. There are so many good, good people in this organization who I have had the pleasure to meet and so many more that I look forward to meeting.
     
    Click below "Read More" for DG Mike's complete newsletter.
    DG Mike's August Newsletter  2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Successful Membership Initiative 

    Henderson Rotary Club is excited to welcome 11 new members!  They are expecting to induct 3 more new members in the next few weeks. That’s a 50% + increase in membership! Ask PDG & Membership Chair Lee Montgomery for details.   (d5830leem1617@gmail.com)
    Successful Membership Initiative  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

    District 5830 Polio Posse Fundraising Campaign 

    Congratulations, Jacksonville Rotary Club for being the first club for District 5830 to attain 100 percent participation in the Paul Harris Fellow ("PHF") Contest. Tom Trimble, President of Jacksonville Rotary Club presented a check to DG Mike during his official visit on July 21st. 
    District 5830 Polio Posse Fundraising Campaign  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

    Invitation to Club Visioning

    The Visioning Process has been widely implemented throughout Rotary to help individual clubs to establish long range plans that are in line with Rotary International’s global strategic priorities: “Increase our Impact, Expand Our Reach, Enhance Participant Engagement, and Increase Our Ability to Adapt”.

    District Governor Groom, who is himself a trained and experienced Facilitator, is encouraging all District 5830 Clubs to conduct a Visioning Event over the coming year. To do so, please contact the District 5830 Visioning Chair, Sam Scroggins, via email at scroggins789@gmail.com. 
    Invitation to Club Visioning 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Congratulation to PDG Tom DeWitt

    PDG Tom DeWitt  receives "The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award."   

    The Citation for Meritorious Service recognizes individual Rotarians who have demonstrated outstanding, continuing active service to The Rotary Foundation for more than one year. Examples are:

    •Service on Foundation committees at the club, district, or international level

    • Participation in Foundation grants or programs

    •Support of Ambassadorial Scholars, Rotary Peace Fellows, Group Study Exchange teams, or vocational training teams. (Financial contributions, however notable, are not relevant considerations.)

    Congratulation to PDG Tom DeWitt 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Congratulation Shalonda Adams and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt 

    Club members Shalonda Adams and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt were the 2021 Unity Honors award recipients. The Unity Honors award is given by the Longview Unity and Diversity Committee and is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes the humanitarian efforts of those who are working at the forefront of diversity and equality in  our community.  The late Jimmy Isaac who was also a member of the Rotary Club of Longview was honored for his membership in and work with the Unity and Diversity Committee.
    Congratulation Shalonda Adams and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt  2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Mike's July Newsletter 

    July is new leadership month and as we kick off our new Rotary year, I am mindful of all the wonderful leaders we have and have had here. IPDG Jack Welge and his team had a miraculous year, they carried us through the nightmare of COVID-19 by adapting to earth-shattering events and changing and finding new ways to keep us participating and involved. We cannot thank them enough. Another wonderful leader, PDG Robert J. Thompson from District 6170, inspired us on Saturday at our annual District Officer Installation to UNITE TOGETHER, whosoever and wherever, so that we can serve to better lives.  (Pictures taken at the event can be found on the District 5830 Photo Album .)

    Our theme for the new year given to us by Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is “Serve to Change Lives”. What an appropriate theme for this moment in time – it gives us inspiration and hope as we carry our Rotary banner forward.
    DG Mike's July Newsletter  2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Membership Minute July 2021 

    HATS OFF! TO RC HENDERSON!!
     
    “HOW TO DOUBLE YOUR CLUB IN 60 MINUTES OR LESS” is the title of Henderson’s PE David Higgs’ pamphlet. My take: How a 20 member club added 20+ members in one fell swoop.
     
    At the District Assembly, PE David was inspired to grow his club and took that opportunity to rope in co-conspirators PDG John Henson and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt. They planned and printed invitations for members to hand out to a special meeting, with the luncheon paid by the club.   Their officer installation on June 17th was their special meeting, but you can use any meeting for this invitation.  The goal was for each member to invite at least 5 guests that would make good members.
    Membership Minute July 2021  2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Congratulation to PDG John Jetter 

    The Rotary Foundation’s recognition of PDG John Jetter with the The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award comes after PDG John's years of work on Club, District, Zone and International Projects. Time is always inadequate to appropriately thank a Rotarian with a heart for service.
     
    Briefly the award recognizes those who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Rotary Foundation and have received the Citation for Meritorious Service at least 4 years prior.
     
    On R I Awards requiring 11 areas of achievement, John is in the rarefied air of having achieved more than that required and more than the proposal for the award would allow.
     
    Pictured left to right: IPDG Jack Welge, PDG John Jetter, and Freida Jetter 
    Congratulation to PDG John Jetter  2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

    2021-2022 District Governor Mike and Andrea Groom 

    Mike Groom was born in Austin, Texas and was raised in Houston, Texas. He is both a practicing certified public accountant (38 years) and lawyer (32 years). Mike currently resides in Mabank, Texas with his wife of 33 years, Andrea Myntti-Groom. Mike and Andrea have a son and daughter and two grandsons, all of whom they cherish deeply.
     
    Mike has served as President of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake twice and in his second term, the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was awarded the Bill Campbell Award as the most outstanding club in District 5830. Mike joined the Rotary International in 1988 He joined Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake in 1997 and has served in virtually every role in his club. Mike is a RI Foundation Major Donor, member of the Paul Harris Society and a Rotary Foundation Benefactor. Mike believes in community service and has served as a director in the North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake, Cedar Creek Non-Profit Housing, Inc. (Genesis Center), Henderson County HELP Center, the Henderson County Library and as a Trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. He has also served as an officer and committee member for a number of community organizations.
     
    Mike and Andrea enjoy travelling, salt-water fishing, hunting in the Texas hill country, ranching and rooting for the Texas Longhorns.
    2021-2022 District Governor Mike and Andrea Groom  2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
    July is Leadership Month 2021-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

    Introducing 2021-2022 District Governor Mike and Andrea Groom 

    Mike Groom was born in Austin, Texas and was raised in Houston, Texas. He is both a practicing certified public accountant (38 years) and lawyer (32 years). Mike currently resides in Mabank, Texas with his wife of 33 years, Andrea Myntti-Groom. Mike and Andrea have a son and daughter and two grandsons, all of whom they cherish deeply.
     
    Mike has served as President of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake twice and in his second term, the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was awarded the Bill Campbell Award as the most outstanding club in District 5830. Mike joined the Rotary International in 1988.  He joined Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake in 1997 and has served in virtually every role in his club. Mike is a RI Foundation Major Donor, member of the Paul Harris Society and a Rotary Foundation Benefactor. Mike believes in community service and has served as a director in the North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake, Cedar Creek Non-Profit Housing, Inc. (Genesis Center), Henderson County HELP Center, the Henderson County Library and as a Trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. He has also served as an officer and committee member for a number of community organizations.
     
    Mike enjoys travelling, salt-water fishing, hunting in the Texas hill country, ranching and rooting for the Texas Longhorns.
    Introducing 2021-2022 District Governor Mike and Andrea Groom  2021-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

    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. 
    Disaster Relief  2021-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

    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
    $35.00
    DGE Mike and Andrea Groom invite you to attend the 2021-2022 District 5830 Officers Installation.
     
    Event Sponsors 
                                           
     
    Register Now- District Officers Installation  2021-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
     
     
    Membership Minute  2021-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
    DG Jack's June Newsletter  2021-05-31 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    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!
    The Rotary Foundation  2021-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Club of Longview, Texas Centennial +1 2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Welcome To Rotary International District 5830!

    Are you a Business or Professional leader in your community, seeking to make a difference in the world around you?
     
    August is membership and new club development month!
     
    Rotarians are passionate people driven by the ideal of service.
     
    As a part of Rotary, you get to network with and give back to
    communities around the globe. District 5830 is made up of 42 clubs
    and over 1500 members across NE Texas, SE Oklahoma, and SW Arkansas.
     
    Welcome To Rotary International District 5830! Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

    4-Way Test Speech Contest Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the Rotary District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest that was held in Mt. Pleasant, TX on April 10, 2021. This year's theme was: How does Rotary Open Opportunities with the Rotary 4-Way Test? The top three presenters were awarded $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively. A big "Thank You" goes to Amy Hinton, District 5830 4-Way Test Contest Chairman, for organizing the event. We also appreciate Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club for sponsoring this event for the last few years. Additional "Thanks" goes to Judd Marshall, Bobby Rice, and Larry Cannaday, members of Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club who assisted on the day of the event.
     
    Pictured from left to right: DG Jack Welge; Ethan Jones, Longview High School, First Place; Kace Murphy, Kilgore High School, Second Place; and Taryn Thurman, Mt. Pleasant High School, Third Place.
    4-Way Test Speech Contest Winners 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

    Carthage Rotary Club at work in Their Community

    Keri Perot Vance, President of Carthage Rotary Club wants to brag on her club a bit! "As my year as president winds down, I just can’t believe all the fun we have had!" On 4/9/21 some of our members helped unload an 11,000 pound food truck to give to local community members in need.
     
    On April 24, 2021, they helped orchestrate "Tunes & Tails" a Crawfish Boil and Live Music outside The Esquire Theater.   The purpose of that event was to help save Carthage “local arts”.
    Carthage Rotary Club at work in Their Community 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

    21-22 District 5830 Training Assembly

    Roundtable Panel Discussion - Rotary Leadership

    Our District Training Assembly was held May 1st at First United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas. Our 68 attendees were enthusiastic and attentive. DGE Mike Groom expresses his sincere thanks to all of our attendees and our volunteers who made this a very successful event. The roundtable discussion and breakouts were engaging, as shown by the questions posed by Rotarians in attendance.
     
    Pictured left to right: DG Jack Welge, DGN Carolyn Franks, PDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Lee Montgomery, IPDG Jim Finstrom, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, and DGE Mike Groom
    21-22 District 5830 Training Assembly 2021-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

    May Membership Moment

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    April showers bring May flowers--COVID closedowns bring Rotary renewals!

    More clubs are opening in-person attendance. Thank goodness!    

    Rotarians, please have your RYLA campers and PARENTS come to a Rotary meeting soon. DGND Karen Maines, an 14-year RYLA leader, reported to the District Training Assembly on the recently completed VIRTUAL RYLA (Part 1).

    The campers met online and had a great time. By all accounts, they are pumped and can't wait for the live experience this fall. So, NOW is the time to strike while the enthusiasm is high. The parents should be invited to join Rotary!!! Consider having your club pay their first semi-annual dues (giving them 6 months free (trial) membership!) so they can learn what Rotary is all about and especially how we support youth programs like the one their child is enjoying.

    May Membership Moment 2021-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    PDG Carroll Greenwaldt Receives "Service Above Self Award"

    Congratulations to PDG Carroll Greenwaldt for receiving the Service Above Self Award!
     
    DG Jack Welge presented the award at D5830's Training Conference on May 1, 2021. Rotary's highest honor recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide each year.
     
    Pictured: Mary Greenwaldt, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt and DG Jack Welge
    PDG Carroll Greenwaldt Receives "Service Above Self Award" Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Past District Governors, District Governor and GLine 

    Pictured are Rotary District 5830 Council of Governors (PDGs) that were able to attend the District 5830 Training Assembly and the COGs Semi-Annual meeting. 
     
    Back Row: PDG Lee Montgomery, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Ted Huffhines, PDG John Henson, IPDG Jim Finstrom & PDG Phil Bandel.
    Front Row: PDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Shirley Griffin, PDG John Jetter, and PDG Tom DeWitt 
     
    Pictured are PDG, DG and GLine that attended the Council of Governor meeting on May 1, 2021.
    Back Row: PDG Lee Montgomery, DGND Karen Maines, PDG Ted Huffhines, PDG John Henson, IPDG Jim Finstrom, PDG Phil Bandel
    Middle Row: PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Shirley Griffin, PDG John Jetter, PDG Tom DeWitt, DGN Carolyn Franks
    Front Row: DG Jack Welge and DGE Mike Groom 
     
    The Governor’ s Advisory Committee, also known in R.I. as the Council of Governors, is made up of all active past R.I. officers in the district. The committee meets as often as determined by the Governor, with the suggestion that there be at least two formal meetings in the year. The Council of Governors serve as advisors.
    Past District Governors, District Governor and GLine  2021-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Clarksville Rotary Club's Celebration Makes the Local News

    On April 15, 2021, Jack Welge, District Governor of Rotary District 5830, inducted two new members of the Clarksville Rotary Club.  Rotarian Rob Rowley sponsored new member, Talisha Alsup, who is the Administrator of Clarksville Nursing Center.  Rotarian and club president, Mickey Allen sponsored new member, Catana Yarnell, who is the Director of The Hub
    Community Center. Shown in the photo are from left: Rob Rowley, Talisha Alsup, Rotary District Governor Jack Welge, Catana Yarnell and Mickey Allen.
     
    On April 15, 2021, Jack Welge, District Governor of Rotary District 5830, presented Paul Harris Fellow plus pins to members of the Clarksville Rotary Club who attained an additional recognition level of giving to The Rotary Foundation in 2021. The recognition, named after the founder of Rotary International, recognizes Rotarians for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Shown in the photo from left are Paul Hines, Paul Allen, District Governor Jack Welge, Nancy Brem and James Vaughan, Jr.  Not shown in photo is Alan Hale.
    Clarksville Rotary Club's Celebration Makes the Local News Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Register now for Rotary Club of Tyler Centennial

    This is a Special Invitation from Tyler Rotary Club for their Centennial Celebration June 5, 2021!  Register from the following link: https://forms.gle/untCMox6Ka5fHiEZ8
     
    The Rotary Club of Tyler - Centennial Celebration RSVP
    Date: June 5, 2021
    Time: 5:30 pm - Reception ($75)/6:30 pm - Dinner ($50)
    Venue: Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Hollytree Drive, Tyler, Texas 75703

    Entertainment: UT Tyler's Jazz Ensemble
    Entrée Choices: (a) Prime Rib or (b) Pecan Crusted Salmon

    Reception Cost: $75.00 per person with Rotary International Director Suzi Howe (Starts at 5:30 pm)
    Dinner Cost: $50.00 per person (Starts at 6:30 pm)

    Please contact Holly Lewis at (903) 714-4472 or tylerrotaryaa@outlook.com to prepay by May 27, 2021.

    Call Holly Lewis with credit card information or send checks payable to:
    Rotary Club of Tyler
    PO Box 131444 Tyler, TX 75713
    Register now for Rotary Club of Tyler Centennial 2021-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Jack's May Newsletter

    5830 Rotarians: we are two months away from our new Rotary year! In Hollywood terms, it’s almost a wrap! But, how it turns out now is completely up to you. As Club members, we are viewed on many levels: the involvement we have serving others in our communities, the nation, and the world; the legacy of service we leave to others; and the ability we have to communicate to others and act as agents of change carrying on our ideals through the Object of Rotary and our Core Values.

    You have all impressed me and our District Team by the work done through your Clubs in each of your communities, but it is now urgent that you record your service and the goals you have achieved in Rotary Club Central. If you do not, it is as though it never happened.

    Remember President Holger Knaack’s goal was to have all clubs be Citation Clubs. Most, if not all, 5830 Clubs should now qualify.

    DG Jack's May Newsletter DG Jack Welge 2021-04-28 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    The Rotary Foundation

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    The last two months of the Rotary year are always jammed with activity. District Training Assemblies, District Conferences, Club Fundraisers, New Governor Installations, and just as importantly, sending in your Club and Personal Donations to The Rotary Foundation before June 30th! Every year, your District Foundation team works diligently to remind Club Presidents and Club Foundation Chairs to make their donations. This is the time for Clubs to make sure each member donates so the Club will be an EREY Club - Every Rotarian, Every Year. This is a distinction that receives recognition from TRF and is a worthy goal for every club. It requires a $25 or more donation to the Annual Fund from each member. The longtime goal for all Rotary Clubs is to be a Sustaining Club: $100 per capita. We have a large number of Clubs who accomplish this goal every year. Many clubs have done this for many years.
    The Rotary Foundation Ted Huffhines 2021-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Club of Bullard Sporting Clays Shoot  2021-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
    District Happenings (Link to District Facebook Page)  2021-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
    2021 Rotary Virtual Convention  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute April 2021—APRIL SHOWERS!

    May your club be blessed with Showers of New and Renewed Members in April!
     
    It looks like more folks are able to get the various Covid19 vaccines and we will soon be getting back to “normal”, or truly a “NEW normal”. Be ready to capitalize on the OPPORTUNITY to REOPEN your Rotary club.
     
    Not sure how to make that happen??—get Membership MOTIVATION by doing a QUICK CHECK of www.rotary.org, then MyRotary, Learning & Reference Tab/Learn by Topic, then Membership. Read more for the 3 EASY steps that you’ll LOVE!
    Membership Minute April 2021—APRIL SHOWERS! Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

    April 2021 Message from DG Jack 

    Full Steam Ahead!  We are just a little over 75 days from the end of our 20-21 Rotary Year and from all appearances we are headed for a strong finish. Take a minute and congratulate yourself and the Rotarians next to you for continuing forward in friendship, fellowship, and service against a pandemic and significant adversity. You’ve earned more than congratulations.
     
    And now we have just what we need in time to truly make a great contribution, vaccines and States open for business. You can sense the mood change!  The Sporting Clays Fundraiser by Texarkana Sunrise last Friday was fun, well attended and raised plenty of money for reinvestment in the Texarkana and Nash communities. Its success is followed by the District 4 -way Speech Contest in Mt. Pleasant, Bullard’s 1st Annual Sporting Clay’s Event, Longview-Greggton’s PRCA Rodeo, South Tyler’s Reed Franklin Spaghetti Supper, and our District PolioPlus “Fun” Raiser on May 22nd at Rowdy Ranch in Gilmer. Come out, have fun, support Rotary, the Foundation, PolioPlus, and your communities.  See you there!
    April 2021 Message from DG Jack  Shirley Pinnix Evans 2021-03-30 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    Register Now: PolioPlus "Fun" Raiser  Shirley Pinnix Evans 2021-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Matching Points Campaign on April 1st

    District 5830 started their two-month long Matching Points Campaign on April 1st. This is a wonderful opportunity for every Rotarian to gain additional Paul Harris Fellow recognition. I strongly encourage everyone to take part and make a donation of $100 or more! If you have questions about why this is important, please take a look at all the good that is done by Rotarians locally and abroad through The Rotary Foundation. 
     
    Your generous support helped fund over $300 M in grants during 2019-2020. These grants provide for literacy and education, build local economies, fight disease, save mothers and children, promote peace, and provide clean water. Most of the time these grants help people you and I will never meet, but they also provide coats and shoes for local school children, build parks, provide food to the food insecure, send kids to RYLA, and provide college scholarships in communities across our district. Please be generous in your support for the Annual Fund and Polio Plus. You are making a difference!
    Matching Points Campaign on April 1st Shirley Pinnix Evans 2021-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Save The Date: Saturday, May 1st : District 5830 Training Assembly 

     “Attention: Club Leaders – this year’s district training assembly is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at First United Methodist  Church in Longview, Texas located at 400 North Fredonia ( Fredonia at Whaley Street). It will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude at 2:30 p.m.  This will be a LIVE EVENT and all attendees will be requested to take necessary safety precautions including distancing and wearing face masks. Club presidents, secretaries, treasurers, foundation chairs, membership chairs, public image chairs, international service chairs, and Rotaract/Interact chairs are encouraged to attend. Grant certification training will be covered, too and club presidents and foundation chairs are encourage to begin work on their club project grant applications now so that they can be reviewed and completed at this assembly. Cost is $25 which includes lunch. Your district training team looks forward to seeing you there.”
    Save The Date: Saturday, May 1st : District 5830 Training Assembly  Shirley Pinnix Evans 2021-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Why Rotary

    Take just a minute and ask yourself why you joined Rotary?  Most of us come back with “I was asked”. But why did you respond? Or why did you pursue asking about Rotary until you were proposed for membership? What makes you and all Rotarians so different and driven to perform service?

    The reason this is so important relates to membership and the sustainability of our organization. If we can not describe why we are here, we are also at a loss to tell others why they should join. And it goes further.  If we can not explain why we joined and what makes us who we are, we may also be much less likely to stay, and to support The Rotary Foundation, which is the chief engine driving the global work we perform.

    Why Rotary Sarah Fox 2021-02-28 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Details on the Matching Points Campaign April 1st through June 1st

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    District 5830 was NUMBER ONE in Per Capita Giving and in Polio Plus Giving for 2019-2020! This District and our Rotarians have stepped up and generously supported our Foundation and its programs even during the challenges of the pandemic. This has helped maintain a strong trend that has been in place for several years, and WE NEED IT TO CONTINUE!
     
    District Foundation team will be holding a Matching Points Campaign from April 1st through June 1st
     
     
    Details on the Matching Points Campaign April 1st through June 1st Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator 2021-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

    John Germ, Foundation Celebration Keynote Speaker
     

    Pictured: Judy and John GermPictured: Judy and John Germ

    John F. Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, and past chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, was President of RI in 2016-17. 

    For Rotary to thrive, Germ says, members must face current and future challenges and opportunities with "passion, enthusiasm, perseverance, and above all, integrity."

    "I envision Rotary boldly and creatively engaging the success of polio eradication, membership and identity issues, strengthening clubs, work with youth – our future lifeblood, and the creation of critical, strategic partnerships," says Germ. "The 2016-17 Rotary Year was a tremendous opportunity for Rotary International and the Foundation partnership, unified and thriving, on all levels, via the six areas of focus."

    Germ says no one should ever have to ask, "What is Rotary?"

    John Germ, Foundation Celebration Keynote Speaker  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-02-04 06:00:00Z 0 District Events

    Membership Minute

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    Be A Vibrant Club (Calling all leaders!)
    This is the title of one of the best pamphlets that Rotary has produced in recent times. It’s short, to the point and packed with great ideas!
    Soon, President Elects will be in the first virtual Lone Star PETS and will discuss how their club can be a VIBRANT CLUB. Among many characteristics of a vibrant club, MEMBERSHIP GROWTH is probably the BEST indicator of VIBRANCY.
    Are your club members “sold” on Rotary?  Do members not only accept but BELIEVE in Rotary’s ability to open new opportunities by networking/connecting with other individuals, clubs and districts for doing service? Do they support The Rotary Foundation? Are the members SOLD on YOUR CLUB as THE place for fellowship, meeting community leaders, and growing personally and professionally?
     
    Membership Minute Sarah Fox 2021-02-02 06:00:00Z 0 District Happenings

    February Membership Minute
     

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    Celebrate ROTARY on the 23rd—Rotary’s 116th Birthday!  A view from Zones 30 and 31: As you know, District 5830 is part of Zone 31. Our monthly membership report shows 71.43% of our clubs have a membership goal in MyRotary. Check your stats, and add your clubs membership goals. Goals can INSPIRE and FOCUS your activities. We started the Rotary year with 1,536 members and are now at 1,468, a 4.43% drop. We have a 33% female membership and almost a 9% “under 40” membership. Of note is the retention stat: we went from 92% to 88.7%. Now is a good time to review club ENGAGEMENT guidelines to make sure members feel connected, have service roles, and feel valued. Does EACH member have a significant role in the club?
     
     
    February Membership Minute  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-02-02 06:00:00Z 0
    Pine Tree High School Club Collects Items for COVID-19 Patients, Nurses 2021-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 District Happenings

    2022 Convention will be held---HOUSTON, TEXAS!!!!

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    Message from Rotary District 5830 International Convention Chair, PDG John Henson
     
    I am sure that all of you have heard by now that the 2021 Taipei Convention has been changed to a Virtual Convention due to the ongoing challenge with the Covid-19 situation.

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. “RI will refund Convention Registrations and Hotel Deposits will be returned, so relax and wait for the news.”
     
    The 2022 convention will be held---HOUSTON, TEXAS!
    2022 Convention will be held---HOUSTON, TEXAS!!!! Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

    RYLA 2021 Goes Hybrid

    Due to the constraints of COVID-19, our RYLA camp has been postponed and adjusted to a hybrid format for 2021. Campers will attend a virtual session on April 24 where they will meet their teams, hear from engaging speakers, participate in various activities, and getting started on their RYLA journey. During the weekend of Sept 18-19, students will attend a 1-day session in person at Clements Scout Ranch where they will get to meet their teammates face-to-face and enjoy many of the traditional aspects of camp, including low- and high-ropes elements.
     
    If you would like to join the RYLA staff, please apply online (even if you already did earlier this year) at ryla5830.com/staff.
     
    Questions can be directed to our operations team at info@ryla5830.com.
    RYLA 2021 Goes Hybrid Sarah Jenkins 2021-01-31 06:00:00Z 0 District Events

    RI Convention is now Virtual 

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    Message from District 5830 RI Convention Chair, PDG John Henson
     
    It gives me some sadness to report out Taipei Convention will now be virtual. For those of you who looked forward to journeying with Rotary to explore the world and opportunities for Friendship, Fellowship, and Service in the warm hospitality of Taipei, to experience the diverse cultures represented there as Rotarians worldwide gathered, we will need to wait a bit. Next year is the Houston R. I. Convention, and it is followed by Melbourne, Australia.
    RI Convention is now Virtual  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
    PETS Registration Deadline Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Voices  Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
    Register for Foundation Celebration 2021: Deadline Feb. 4 Shirley Pinnix-Evans 2021-01-06 06:00:00Z 0 District Events

    New Year's DG Message

    Happy New Year!!  We Grow or We Shrink!

    This pointed message from the Convention Speech of Rotary International President Richard L. Evans (1966-67) returned me to reality. You can find reference to it in the August, 1966 The Rotarian, An International Magazine.

    In preparing for this month, and the new year, and the rest of our 2020-21 Rotary Year, I was drawn back to PRIP Richard Evans remarks from the Niece Rotary Convention: "It sometimes seems that we live as if we wondered when life was going to begin. It isn’t always clear just what we are waiting for but some of us sometimes persist in waiting so long that life just slips by finding us still waiting for something that has been going on all the time. There is no reason to doubt good intentions, but when in the world are we going to begin to live as if we understood that this is it. This is life. This is our time, our day, our generation, our one chance to do something for someone else. …What in the world are we waiting for?"

    "This is all we've got." PRIP Richard L Evans (1966-67) Speech to RI Convention in Nice, France.

    The message is still accurate, on point, and sums up our current condition.
    New Year's DG Message Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator 2021-01-05 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Membership Minute January 2021

    Good bye, 2020! Hello, 2021!
    Time for 2021 Resolutions, and from where I perch, my observations and thoughts turn to engagement, retention and flexible meetings. We have lost a number of good Rotarians since July 1, however some clubs have gained membership. Clubs holding onto and growing members are still in service to their community and giving members a purpose for staying with Rotary. If members feel they are wanted, needed and have a purpose, they will stay connected.
    Membership Minute January 2021 2021-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

    District 5830 Visioning 2021

    District Governor Welge has made it a priority for all clubs in District 5830 to complete the Visioning process and establish long range plans in keeping with Rotary International’s (RI’s) Strategic Priorities and Objectives:
    • Increase our Impact
    • Expand Our Reach
    • Enhance Participant Engagement
    • Increase Our Ability to Adapt
    RI and DG Welge are not asking Club’s to do something that they have not done themselves: RI’s Vision Statement reads “Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” The District’s Vision is “District 5830 Leaders promote the Core Values of Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity, and Leadership, resulting in Rotary Clubs that are Growing, Vibrant and Engaged; filled with Rotarians passionate about Service.”
    District 5830 Visioning 2021 2021-01-03 06:00:00Z 0

    PDG James "Jim" Fitzgerald

    It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of PDG James "Jim" Fitzgerald.

    Jim was born on Monday, October 12, 1936 in Stamford, TX to Ennis and Mary (Lawrence) Fitzgerald.  From an early age he was fascinated and loved working with machinery and tools. By the age of 8, he spent his free time learning the skills of carpentry alongside his father. At Abilene High School (in Abilene, TX), he was active in Track & Field and shop. But it was the sassy personality of a certain young red head, by the name of Georganna Lee, that caught his eye and captured his heart. The couple spent many 'dates' riding his Triumph Trophy motorcycle along the open roads of Abilene.

    On November 24, 1954 Jim and his High School sweetheart, Georganna Lee were married. It was a quintessentially warm and sunny Texas day. Together, they raised three wonderful children: David, Kenneth, and Melody. Life was busy with a young family to support. During the day, while Georganna managed the children and the household, Jim was busy at Bell Helicopter fabricating parts. The evenings were filled with night school at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1968 he received his BA degree.

    PDG James "Jim" Fitzgerald 2021-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

    The Rotary Foundation & Charity Navigator

    For the 12th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

    The Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

    "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work", says Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. "This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

    The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.

    The Rotary Foundation & Charity Navigator 2020-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

    Jan 4, 2021 Current Events

    District 5830 has been hard at work!!  Find out what has been going on in "The Action District." 
    Click here to submit your latest club fundraiser, event, or service project.
     
    Highlights
    • Food Distribution- Longview Rotary Club, Marshall Rotary Club and Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club
    • Salvation Army Bell Ringers- Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club (Athens RC was highlighted in December Bulletin) 
    • Fundraisers-Quitman Rotary Club and Carthage Rotary Club 
    • Support of local students and families- Henderson Rotary Club and Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club
    • Tyler Rotary Clubs sponsor the Annual Christmas Parade 
    Jan 4, 2021 Current Events 2020-12-19 06:00:00Z 0 District Happenings
    Dec 4, 2020 Current Events Sarah Jenkins 2020-12-04 06:00:00Z 0 District Happenings

    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
     
     
    District 5830 Rotarians At Work  2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

    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), 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 kids' moms were really surprised, and we swore them to secrecy, but I can only imagine the joy when Christmas morning arrived.
    Message from DG Jack 2020-12-01 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Lone Star Virtual PETS

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    Lone Star PETS was hosted online for 2021. Many D5830 leaders were in attendance, but if you missed out, you can watch key sessions with the links below.
     
    Part 1 – March 8, 2021 -  https://youtu.be/OgTb_6JL8d8
    Part 2 – March 9, 2021 – https://youtu.be/uB6EuOrtmh4
    Part 3 – March 10, 2021 – https://youtu.be/eeeV0-wrSKk
    Part 4 – March 11, 2021 – https://youtu.be/F31PIm5M0_8
    Part 5 – March 12, 2021 – https://youtu.be/F8tltdsiH64
    Part 6 – March 13, 2021 – https://youtu.be/zYe9jH43LFc
    Part 7 – March 13, 2021 – https://youtu.be/N8nvuHYdj3M
    Lone Star Virtual PETS 2020-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
    Four Way Test Speech Contest and Theme  Sarah Fox 2020-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute

    The topic of Membership at the virtual District Conference October 31st created some lively discussions among the participants. Next are some of the chat comments that give us all some great ideas. 
    1. Membership Types and Dues Structures 
    2. Attracting RYLA Parents as Members
    3. Flexible Meeting Types
    Read more to see how clubs are currently attracting new and diverse membership.
    Membership Minute 2020-11-04 06:00:00Z 0

    District Conference 2020

    I want to thank everyone who participated in and attended the District 5830 Conference. If you missed it, you missed some good presentations. Virtual reality is a challenge, but we can use it to grow Rotary and develop as Rotarians. Please let us know your thoughts so that we can integrate them into future virtual programs. 
    - IPDG Jim Finstrom
     
    A special thank you to our conference speakers. Read More to see those speakers and our award winners!
    District Conference 2020 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack Welge 

    Ava and I have now completed our first visit to all but 11 Clubs in our District. What we found is uplifting and echoed recently in the Awards Ceremony presided over by IPDG Jim Finstrom at our District Conference.

    We are an Action District!

    When presented with the problems occasioned by COVID-19 restrictions, our clubs saw opportunities, continuing to meet and perform service. While our Clubs were idled, most met virtually through Zoom, continued their fundraisers such as Flag Programs, and held service projects, all with appropriate safeguards.

    Rotary Opens Opportunities!

    Message from DG Jack Welge  2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    November is Rotary Foundation Month 2020-11-02 06:00:00Z 0

    Upcoming Club Events

    Kid's Fishing Event
    June 8, 2024
    8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Lindale Rotary Club
     
    Need help promoting Club projects? Send information to DA Shirley 
    Upcoming Club Events Shirley Pinnix Evans 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Congratulations DGND Karen Maines!

    Congratulations to Karen Maines, Past President of the Longview-Greggton Rotary Club who has been selected by the District 5830 Nominating Committee as District Governor Nominee Designate.  She has been selected to serve during the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
     
    Pursuant to the District’s Bylaws, specifically Article II – District 5830 Committees, the Nomination of Karen Maines was held until September 30th to permit any challenges or re-nominations. No challenges or re-nominations have been received so the Nomination was final at midnight on September 30, 2020.
    Congratulations DGND Karen Maines! 2020-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
    Sept 30, 2020 Current Events 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0 District Happenings

    District 5830 Iron Lung

    Thanks to PDG Lee Montgomery our Iron Lung has new signage and a new storage box! 
    Contact DA Shirley to reserve for a Club Event
    District 5830 Iron Lung 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
    Plan Ahead For World Polio Day 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack

    Ours is the opportunity to empower Rotarians to change our world.
     

    Remember that October is Economic and Community Development Month, October 5 -11 is Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week, and October 24th is World Polio Day. That’s a lot for one month, but it underscores what we can do to change lives when we come together in friendship, fellowship, and service.

    Ava and I have now seen over half of our District clubs. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our vision of Rotary, a combination of old and new, where we continue to honor traditions such as perfect attendance yet embrace E-Clubs and Satellite Clubs and other new club models coming together to open opportunities.

    Message from DG Jack 2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    October 31, 2020 District 5830 Conference Update 

    After much thought and discussion it has been decided to change the conference agenda so that all participants have the opportunity to participate in all the sessions.
     
    The majority change is to not to offer breakout sessions.  Please pre register at your earliest convenience if you have not already registered.   
     
    (Click Here to Register) No fee for the Conference; however, a contribution of $25.00 or more will be appreciated.
    Deadline to register for the District Conference is Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
     
    Keynote Speaker - Eradicating Polio - Rotary International Director Floyd Lancia
    Public Image- Sarah Fox 
    Visioning-Sam Scroggins 
    Membership-PDG Lee Montgomery
    Training New Members-Carroll Greenwaldt  
    Foundation-PDG Ted Huffhines 
    Awards and Recognitions-IPDG Jim Finstrom 
    Business Meeting-PDG John Jetter
    October 31, 2020 District 5830 Conference Update  2020-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
    Economic and Community Development Month 2020-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

    Sept 1, 2020 Current Events

    District 5830 has been hard at work!!  Find out what has been going on in "The Action District." 
    Click here to submit your latest club fundraiser, event, or service project.
    Highlights
    • Service projects from Carthage, Winnsboro, Quitman
    • Idabel Rotary President Installation
    • TXK Sunrise Recognizes First Responders & Teacher of the Month
    Sept 1, 2020 Current Events 2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 District Happenings

    PDG "One O'Clock" John Childs Exemplified "Service Above Self" 

    John Oakley Childs of Tyler went to be with his savior on August 18, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. A memorial service was held Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Green Acres Baptist Church Chapel, with Dr. David Dykes, Rev. Warren Culwell, and Rev. Woody Woodward officiating. A private burial took place prior to the service at Rose Hill Cemetery.
     
    PDG "One O'Clock" John Childs Exemplified "Service Above Self"  2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Emerging Rotary Leaders Seminar

    As in past years, we encourage you to include members from your District at the EMERGING ROTARY LEADERS SEMINAR. This year this event will be virtual providing a no cost option for those Rotarians considering serving as Governor in the future. Even though there is limited space, please invite up to ten (10) Rotarians from your district.

    The Emerging Rotary Leaders Seminar is designed to provide potential leaders in Rotary with a forum to learn about leadership at the district level and beyond and to consider their options for future service including information on serving as District Governor. ERL Seminar participants will gain insights from some of the most effective leaders in Rotary International in an interactive, engaging format that includes networking, idea sharing, Q & A and mentoring with Past District Governors from across Zones 30 and 31.

    The event will be held in two (2) sessions on Friday, September 25, 2020 from 2pm till 4pm and Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9am till 11 am Central Standard Time. Please email Megan Law megan@okrotary.com to register. After registering you will receive the Zoom login for both sessions a few days before the event.

    Please contact Ed Hardesty edwinh1313@me.com or Megan Law megan@okrotary.com with questions.

    Emerging Rotary Leaders Seminar 2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Rotary Foundation at Work in our Communties 

    Rotary International District 5830. which encompasses Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma, awarded a $17,000 disaster grant on August 12, 2020 to the East Texas Food Bank and $3,500.00 to Harvest Regional Food Bank on August 19, 2020. In addition to the donation, area Rotarians from the District volunteered to package meal kits for use in After School Snack Programs. Thank you to all the Rotarians who joined the fight against hunger!
     
     
     
    Rotary Foundation at Work in our Communties  2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute

    Although Membership Growth is a year round part of Rotary, I hope each club also took time during August Membership Month to celebrate the current members. It's never too late, so think about having members offer Vocational Talks to give new members new insights, celebrate Rotary anniversaries, member birthdays, plan a club social, take a club survey to learn what existing members would like the club to do. 
     

     

    Membership Minute 2020-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Together We Fund Projects

    By giving to Rotary Foundation, you make a difference.
     
    Thanks to you, Rotary members have been making a difference at a time when communities need our help more than ever. We know that donors like you are people of action, and your support is changing lives where it’s needed most.
     
     
     
     
    Together We Fund Projects 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

    "Save the Date" October 31, 2020 District 5830 District Virtual Conference: 

    Please " Save the Date" of Saturday, October 31, 2020 and sign up when you receive an email letting you know that the zoom registration is opened.

    You will be asked to pre-register and select two breakout sessions you will attend.  There will be no fee to attend, but I do request that you make a donation to the Foundation and/or Polio Plus of at least $25.00 or more. Please let Shirley know how much you contributed so we can publish the total donation made. Bring a snack to enjoy as you participate in the conference.  You will have plenty of time after the conference for Halloween.   
     
    "Save the Date" October 31, 2020 District 5830 District Virtual Conference:  2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
    Basic Education and Literacy Month 2020-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Announcing Karen Maines as DGND

    Congratulations to Karen Maines, Past President of the Longview-Greggton Rotary Club who has been selected by the District 5830 Nominating Committee as District Governor Nominee Designate.  She has been selected to serve during the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
     
    Karen is the 2020-21 Rotary Alumni Chair of District 5830 and serves on the RYLA Board of Directors. Karen also serves on the Arts! Longview Executive Committee and is Secretary of the Board of Directors.  She is a member of the Longview Executive Committee of 100 Women Who Care, and on the City of Longview Walk of Honor Committee, as well as the City of Longview Police Training Advisory Committee.
    Announcing Karen Maines as DGND 2020-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack

    August has been a momentum-filled month, perfect for a Rotary, People of Action news release.

    First, we received news of the selection of Jennifer Jones of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, as the first woman selected for the Presidency of Rotary International. She will serve during the Rotary Year 2022-23.

    Next, the Nominating Committee of District 5830, chaired by IPDG Jim Finstrom, selected Karen Maines of the Rotary Club of Longview-Greggton as the DGN Designate, to serve as District Governor during Rotary Year 2023-24.

     
     
    Message from DG Jack 2020-08-29 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Public Image: Staying Connected and Remaining Active

    Each club in District 5830 has been faced with challenges during COVID-19.  Our approach to staying connected with each other as well in the communities we serve has shifted.  Flexibility, along with trying new techniques, will enhance our chances of success.  The following are avenues to achieve our goal of staying connected and portraying District 5830 as “The Action District”.
     
    Have you tried Zoom,YouTube,Facebook?  For assistance with setting up these platforms please contact Sarah Fox at District5830pr@gmail.com.
    Public Image: Staying Connected and Remaining Active 2020-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Looking Ahead to Visioning 2.0

    Visioning 2.0 is expected to be rolled out in the fall of 2020. 
     
    It is hoped that every Rotary Club in the world has the same objective: to become a vibrant organization that engages all its members, conducts meaningful projects, attracts new members, and is willing to try new ideas. Click on "Read More" to learn how Visioning can benefit your club and updates on the current District 5830 Visioning Program. 
     
    The President of clubs that are interested in participating in the Visioning 2.0 Pilot should contact the District Visioning Chair, Sam Scroggins, at scroggins@peoplescom.net. Rotarians interested in serving as Visioning 2.0 Facilitators should also contact Sam or their club’s Assistant Governor.
    Looking Ahead to Visioning 2.0 2020-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Rotary International Disaster Grant Approved!

    District 5830 Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines, IPDG Jim Finstrom, and DG Jack Welge are excited to announce the recent approval of the $25,000 Food Security Grant. Huffhines and Finstrom made application for the grant in late April. Notification of approval was received in mid July as more funds became available to The Rotary Foundation.
    Rotary International Disaster Grant Approved! 2020-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
    July 30, 2020 Current Events 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0 District Happenings

    Nuts and Bolts of Managing a “Hybrid” Rotary Meeting

     
    We wanted to share some basic advice regarding managing a hybrid meeting, based on the experience of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club, which has been conducting hybrid meetings since June 2nd and has given us permission to share this with you. The following are some tips they shared for using videoconferencing in a hybrid Rotary Club meeting:
    Nuts and Bolts of Managing a “Hybrid” Rotary Meeting 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
    August is Membership Month 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
    Jefferson Rotary Club at Work 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Improved Rotary Club Central

    An updated My Rotary that’s faster, easier to navigate, and accessible on your mobile devices launches later this month. What can you expect from this improved site? Quite a bit.
    Improved Rotary Club Central 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

    DG Jack Welge Visits Marshall Rotary Club 

    Marshall Rotary Club President, Jerry Pye welcomes DG Jack Welge to Marshall Rotary Club.  July 30, 2020 was DG Jack's 1st Official Visit during his 2020-2021 Rotary Year.   Please contact DA Shirley at rotary5830da@gmail.com if your club has not scheduled DG Jack visit.
    DG Jack Welge Visits Marshall Rotary Club  2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack

    "It sometimes seems that we live as if we wondered when life was going to begin."

    "It isn’t always clear just what we are waiting for but some of us sometimes  persist in waiting so long that life just slips by finding us still waiting for something that has been going on all the time."

    "There is no reason to doubt good intentions, but when in the world are we going to begin to live as if we understood that this is it.  This is life. This is our time, our day, our generation, our one chance to do something for someone else. This is the life in which the work of this life is to be done. This is it.  Whether we are thrilled or disappointed, busy or bored, givers or takers, this is life. Its all we’ve got and it’s passing.  What in the world are we waiting for?" "This is all we've got." PRIP Richard L Evans (1966-67) Speech to RI Convention in Nice as related by PRIP Rick King.
    Message from DG Jack 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    Join us in the 2020 Series Empowering Women in Rotary 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

    Tips on viewing information on the District Website

    If you are viewing this District 5830 Website using any device other than a computer, you will need to scroll past the stories to see other important information. Click on READ MORE to view each article in its entirety. Click the YouTube icon to view recorded training sessions. Click the Facebook icon to see District Facebook posts.
    Tips on viewing information on the District Website 2020-07-05 05:00:00Z 0

    Membership Minute

    HAPPY NEW ROTARY YEAR!
     
    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!  Keep reading for requested action!
    Membership Minute 2020-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
    Important Notification: Accepting applications for the District Governor Designee 2020-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
    District 5830 Installation of Officers Brunch  2020-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

    TXK Sunrise Installation & Celebration

     

    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.
    TXK Sunrise Installation & Celebration   2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
    Introduction of Sarah Fox - District 5830 Public Image and Social Media Chair 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
    What are you doing next June 12-16, 2021? 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
    2020-2021 Athens Rotary Club Board Members  2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
    Act Fast! Book in the Official Housing Block for Rotary 2021 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    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.  Greg LaMay was installed as the 2020-2021 Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club President.
    Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club Year End Celebration  2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    July is 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.
    July is Leadership Month 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack

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    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
    Message from DG Jack 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG
    Start Planning Now for 2022 Rotary International Convention 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
    Pittsburg Rotary installation of officers on June 24.  2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

    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.
     
    Pictured: Angela and PDG and Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines
    Update on the District Matching Points Campaign 2020-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

     Paul Harris Points Match Challenge Update 

    We are now entering the final 15 days of the Paul Harris Points Match Challenge and the last thirty days of this troubled Rotary Year. The month of May saw us generate $30,000 in donations to The Rotary Foundation from our individual members and clubs in District 5830.
     
    REMEMBER; every dollar ($100 or more) you give to TRF, during the campaign,  either to the Annual Fund (where District Project Grant Funds come from) or Polio Plus (to be matched by the Gates Foundation) will be matched accelerating your completion of your Paul Harris Fellowship or an advancement of it.
     
    And those of you whose gifts have to date been less than $100 still have time to make an additional contribution to qualify for the match. We can do this together!
     Paul Harris Points Match Challenge Update  2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Canton Rotarians at Work in the Community

    Canton Rotary Club President, Sandra Plaster led her Club on Memorial Day by putting out American Flags in honor of the men and women who died while serving in the U. S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
    Canton Rotarians at Work in the Community 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    A Lifetime of Service

    Longview polio survivor works tirelessly to help eradicate disease: By Sherry P. Shephard sshephard@news-journal.com -

    PDG Shirley Griffin remembers the tears streaming down her mother’s face in 1951 as she rubbed the legs of Griffin and her older brother, trying to ease the pain brought on by polio.

    “The pain was unbelievable — you’ll remember that pain,” said Griffin, who was 9 at the time. “My mother really didn’t know whether she would have two children or not because it was such a bad virus.”

    Years later, fighting polio is still a part of Griffin’s life as she works tirelessly to help eradicate the virus. Griffin, a member of the Longview Rotary Club, also is a past district governor.

    A Lifetime of Service 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Kilgore Rotary Club honours Gordon Reed 

    What a beautiful afternoon it was on Thursday, May 28, 2020! The Rotary Club of Kilgore was able to drive to the home of Gordon Reed and surprise him with being named the Rotarian of the Year 2019-2020. Gordon has 35 years perfect attendance in Rotary and loves Rotary. He was also presented with his Paul Harris +7 pin which shows his commitment to the Rotary Foundation and the good that Rotary does worldwide. He was presented certificates, posters and signs, helium filled balloons, flowers, and a chocolate cake and cookies, and had his family to help with the celebration. We want to thank the Rotary Club of Henderson for being represented also. Gordon would makeup missed meetings at the Henderson club. This was such a wonderful afternoon celebrating one of our faithful members. Congratulations, Gordon Reed!! Your Rotary club loves you.
    Kilgore Rotary Club honours Gordon Reed  2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Texarkana Oaklawn Rotarians at Work in the Community 

    Oaklawn Rotary Club purchased lunch from a locally owner restaurant Julie's Deli and had it delivered to Hospice of Texarkana to show appreciate for their work in the community during the Covid-19 crisis.  This is an on going effort by the club to support local non-profiles and local restaurants. 
    Texarkana Oaklawn Rotarians at Work in the Community  2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Longview Rotary Club " People of Action"

    Congratulations to Longview’s Rotary Clubs, participating with the National Guard, Longview Police Department and East Texas Food Bank, through whom 1525 families were served!
     
    Ava Welge from Longview Rotary Club is pictured with the National Guard volunteers.
    Longview Rotary Club " People of Action" 2020-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jim

    I thank each one of you for what service you have provided to and through your Rotary Clubs this past Rotary year. Internationally, we have reduced the Polio numbers and are gaining. Please donate liberally to PolioPlus, and take advantage of matching Paul Harris points until June 15th. The end of that disease is in sight. Stay in touch with each other, and renew friendship in a responsible manner, with social distancing and masks in mind. Be safe in all your endeavors. Take advantage of the online training, and participate in the International Convention online as instructions come to us. Having been to several International Conventions, I assure you that your participation will be a blessing to you. I look forward to becoming a PDG and will be glad to attempt to assist any of you with your goals this coming year, if you will contact me. We are going forward with excellent leadership, and I can attest to the work that Jack Welge and the DG line are accomplishing. We will succeed wonderfully if we keep our Service Above Self and govern our conduct and decisions by the Four-Way Test. Finally, let us keep each other in our prayers. God bless.
     
    DG Jim
    Message from DG Jim 2020-05-31 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    June 2020 Membership Minute

    President Elects are encouraged to honor their club’s work with a Rotary Presidental Citation. Further, President Elects are reminded to have their 5 member Membership Committee appointed and Membership goals entered into Rotary Club Central. Beginning 1 July, it will be easier than ever for Rotary clubs to set and report goals for the Rotary Citation.

    In 2020-21, you’ll be able to go into Rotary Club Central and choose goals that are relevant to your club. You’ll need to achieve at least 13 goals out of 25 to receive the citation. While a few of the goals are data-generated, such as membership numbers and Rotary Foundation giving, most of them you can report by marking “Achieved” in Rotary Club Central.
    June 2020 Membership Minute 2020-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from District 5830 Leadership - 2020 Census 

    Greetings! We are encouraging all of our Rotarians here in the community to help spread the word about the 2020 Census and making sure that everyone takes the time to self-respond as soon as possible to save the Census walkers from coming to your door. Below is a link to a handy brochure to share with your respective clubs, organizations and groups. We would appreciate it if you would help to spread the word. Thanks for your efforts! https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/partners/2020-01/Fact_Sheet_for_Civic_Organizations.pdf Let’s make it count!
    Message from District 5830 Leadership - 2020 Census  2020-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

    June 2020 is Rotary Fellowships Month 

    Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

    How do I join a fellowship?

    Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. You can contact a fellowship directly by using the links below.

    https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/more-fellowships

    How do I form a fellowship?

    June 2020 is Rotary Fellowships Month  2020-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack 

    Fellow Rotarians of District 5830,
     
    We are all returning to business as usual, checking on our friends and fellow Rotarians at club meetings and events, and emerging from battling a pandemic as we approach the end of our Rotary Year in June. 
     
    Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19, many plans are still on hold, many events have been postponed or canceled, and even our Rotary International Board has voted to meet only through virtual (phone and  online) meetings through December. Rotary executive’s travel has been discouraged, canceled, or severely restricted.
     
    That brings us to the question of how we celebrate being Rotarians in fellowship and service and how we keep our Clubs and District moving forward, continuing to make an impact in our communities and in the world.
    Message from DG Jack  2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    2020-2021 District Training Assembly Recap

    Many thanks to all who made our 5830 District Training Assembly Zoom Seminars this past month possible.
     
    Our training journey began with Allyson Barnes of the New Orleans Mid-City Rotary and NOLA Rotaract on April 4th with her presentation on Rotaract and Rotary Partnerships, and Karen Maines, President of Longview-Greggton Rotary, and Gai Bennett, President of the Rotary Club of Longview on Increasing Membership and Having Fun in Rotary the Easy Way. 
     
    We then covered Opportunities for Service Through The Rotary Foundation and Heart To Heart with PDG Ted Huffhines;
    2020-2021 District Training Assembly Recap 2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Longview Rotary Club at Work 

    Gai Bennett, President of the Longview Rotary Club and other Rotarians were on hand working with New Beginnings Baptist Church, the Texas Army National Guardsmen plus their local Police Officers to distribute food from the East Texas Food Bank. 
    Longview Rotary Club at Work  2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jim Finstrom 

    Well, here we are in the last two months of our Rotary year and in the midst of a pandemic. Illness and death are still not decreasing steadily as medical experts indicate, and we should maintain our caution and social distancing. I visited with Floyd Lancia yesterday, and he tells me that RI wants us to avoid in-person meetings until the end of 2020. This a great opportunity for us to continue exploring and utilizing online meetings with platforms such as Zoom, which has been used successfully for training in our District and throughout the world and is being used successfully for club meetings and engagement. Please give this all the thought, and more, that you would give to in-person meetings. AND, as we near the end of the Rotary year, it is of utmost importance that we review our foundation and Polio-Plus donations as clubs and individuals. 
    Message from DG Jim Finstrom  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

     2019-2020 D5830 TRF Matching Points Campaign

       PDG, VG, & District 5830 Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines announces "The Rotary Foundation Matching  Fund Program" from May 1st through June 15, 2020. In an effort to encourage Rotarians in District 5830 to make contributions to the Annual Fund & Polio Plus of The Rotary Foundation in this Rotary Year, there will be a matching points campaign for all donations equal to or in excess of $100 from May 1st until June 15th.  We realize many have been adversely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but we want to incentivize your  donations as we strive to reach $100+ per person in our District.Donations must be for $100 or more to either Annual Fund or Polio Plus
     2019-2020 D5830 TRF Matching Points Campaign 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Happy Birthday Longview Rotary Club 

     
     
     
     
     
     
    The Rotary Club of Longview was chartered on May 1, 1920.  They are 100 years old on May 1, 2020.  They had to postpone their Grand Centennial Celebration due to the COVID - 19 pandemic but they will reschedule!
    Happy Birthday Longview Rotary Club  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Jefferson Texas is Flying American Flags! 

    Why did Jefferson Rotary Club fly American Flags on March 26th.  
     
    March 26 was National Spinach Day, National Epilepsy Awareness Day, and National Nougat Day! 
     
    Epilepsy Awareness Day - Purple Day.  Epilepsy Awareness Day on March 26th aims to increase the public's knowledge of a neurological conditions affecting nearly 50 million people world wide.
    Jefferson Texas is Flying American Flags!  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Members of Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club at Work in the Community 

    Oaklawn Rotarians At Work - Shawn Davis ( wearing blue Rotary t-shirt) and Brad Bailey picked up food from Big Jake's BBQ and delivered the food to LifeNet Employees.   This is an effort the club is doing where they take the funds they would normally spend on our Club's lunch meeting and spend it at a locally owned restaurant to provide lunch for a local non profit.  Thanks Shawn and Bran, both in leadership at Texarkana Independent School District.
    Members of Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club at Work in the Community  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Texarkana Oaklawn RC supports "Frontline Heroes"

    Russell Sparks a member of Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club and Owner of Hightech Signs volunteered to make yard signs to sell as a fundraiser to help local frontline heroes (police, fire dept, EMT’s).  Russell also delivered hygiene product for students to some of our local middle/junior high schools.  Each school district will decide how to distribute the product donated to their students.  Club Members Carla Dupree, Principal at Texas High School,reported they have already distributed some of the hygiene products they received.
     
    To order your 18"tall and 24" wide yard sign for Frontline Heroes. Contact Hightech, 3502  New Boston Road, Texarkana, Tx. 75501 at 903-939-8999 or click on the Facebook link:
     
    Texarkana Oaklawn RC supports "Frontline Heroes" 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Tyler Rotary Club Centennial Celebration on August 8, 2020

    The Rotary Club of Tyler (RCOT) was chartered on May 1, 1920, with 25 members.  It was the fifth club chartered in Northeast Texas and was one of only 530 clubs in Rotary International. 
     
    Centennial Club President Dr. D. M. Edwards says "Rotary Club of Tyler leads the way." What would it take to change the world?  Rotary Club of Tyler members believe it starts with a commitment to the Rotary motto “Service Above Self” and continues through donations of volunteer time and financial support to numerous charitable causes.
    Tyler Rotary Club Centennial Celebration on August 8, 2020 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    May Membership Minute 

    Ideas for staying connected during social distancing
    During this time of physical separation and social distancing, it’s more important than ever to keep our social connections, says Ingrid Waugh, Assistant Rotary Coordinator and Past Governor of District 9920. Members stay because of the connections they make in their clubs and districts. Our relationships are paramount and we need to strengthen the ones we have, in addition to building new ones. What might this look like in our changed world?
    May Membership Minute  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    PDG Tom DeWitts thoughts on being prepared

    Let's start a conversation! Let's think about what we can be doing or thinking about in anticipation of getting back to whatever the new "normal" will be as we reopen the economy.
     
    I've never been the sharpest knife in the drawer, but have been good at identifying folks with diverse skills to tackle problems and come up with win/win solutions to personal and communal challenges. What are the steps that your organization should use to start the ramp up process for your business or organization?
    PDG Tom DeWitts thoughts on being prepared 2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    May 2020 is Youth Service Month 

    Water summit urges Rotary members to invest in youth

    Almost 200 million days of school attendance are lost every year because of the lack of proper sanitation. Many  diarrhea cases in children result from transmission of disease in schools rather than at home.

    “A school is a place where children should feel safe, not a place where they are susceptible to infection,” says Lizette Burgers, senior adviser of UNICEF’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools program.

    But the message at the World Water Summit on 4 June in São Paulo was positive: Rotary members and their clubs can make schools healthier places through programs that provide clean water and better sanitation.

    May 2020 is Youth Service Month  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

     2020-2021 DG Jack's Club Visits Options Available 

    District 5830 Rotarians,

    As we get closer to the new Rotary year beginning July 1st, I wanted to make each of you aware of the various options available for DG Club Visits that were discussed at Lone Star P.E.T.S.

    Your Club PE should be receiving an email from me shortly describing the available visits in detail.

    Briefly, they are:

    1.  The Regular Rotary Club Meeting Visit, just like we’ve always done. I will visit your regularly scheduled club meeting and give a presentation after the meal. I will also want to visit with the Board Members prior to or after the meeting.
     2020-2021 DG Jack's Club Visits Options Available  2020-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DGE Jack

    What a difference a month made!
     
    Exactly one month ago, many of us were at Lone Star P.E.T.S. at the DFW Hyatt Regency, visiting and enjoying preparing for our Rotary 2020-2021 year. The District Training Assembly and its speakers were all scheduled for April 4th at the First Christian Church in Tyler, and all was moving smoothly as expected.
     
    Flash forward 30 days, and due to a virus that first surfaced on the other side of the world, we have moved all foreseeable District events and many club events to online meetings. But the incredible part is that all is still moving smoothly, as expected. We are, after all, still Rotarians. Our ability to adapt and to continue to serve may be our strongest trait.
    Message from DGE Jack 2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    BWI & Companies provide breakfast for First Responders

    Robert Bunch, Co-Owner of BWI Companies along with wife Becky Bunch cook breakfast for First Responders, Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning in March 25, 2020. 
     
    Robert and Becky Bunch are members of Sunrise Rotary Club in Nash, Texas. Other Sunrise Rotarians that help out when they can are Steve Collier, Doug Bowers, Landon Forbes, Terry Davis and Steve Rogers.  Due to the COVID -19 Pandemic the locally owned, Texas Chuck Wagon Restaurant is only allowed to provide takeout orders. BWI under the direction of Robert Bunch is a great example of "Service Above Self".
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    April is Material and Child Health Month 

    Debora Valeria Lucca holds her daughter, Oriana Saucedo, following an infant hearing test at Hospital Raul F. Larcade in San Miguel, Argentina.  Hearing test equipment was paid for in part by Matching Grant 66672.
     
    Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
     
    We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.  For more information click on the following link:
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    Stay Connected 

    IPDG Judy Guthrie shares how her DG Class of Zone 30 & Zone 31 are staying connected with a Zoom Meeting every other week.               
                 
       
     
          
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                                   
                                   
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    Lone Star P.E.T.S. Rangers 

    Thank you to the 2020 Lone Star P.E.T.S. Rangers that worked very hard to make the event an success!  Thank you AG Barbara Turner- Cedar Creek Lake RC, Paul Allen - Clarksville Rotary Club and Sarah Fox- Longview Greggton Rotary Club for making District 5830 proud!
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    Marshall Rotary Club at Work in the Community

    On Sunday, March 15 the members of the Rotary Club of Marshall participated in a local church’s project, Hearts for the Hungry.  Members served a home cooked meal to about 25  homeless adults and 5 youth.  This was a true example of Service Above Self. 
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    Past District Governor Charles Tullis, 1978-79 2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jim

    Here we are in the midst of a pandemic none of us anticipated and having to practice social distancing and self-quarantine. It strikes me that our international theme "Rotary Connects the World" is particularly appropriate to address this challenge. We can stay connected through social media and programs like Zoom. Let us challenge our younger members to guide us in that regard and set up virtual monthly meetings for us. Also, please sign up for the District Training Conference this weekend, April 4th. Instructions are on the District website, or contact our District Administrator, Shirley, and she will help you. And let us remember that Rotary's monthly theme this month is "Maternal and Child Health" and address that as a club this month. Some small project with "Service Above Self" in mind may make all the difference in the life of a child and mother somewhere locally or in the world. I pray that this will be behind us soon, and we can go forward with more energy than ever. Limiting the spread of the virus is the key. 
     
    Thank you for your efforts. 
    DG  Jim
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    “Membership Minute” by PDG Lee Montgomery
     

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
    Hear Ye about MEMBERSHIP GROWTH!!
    Rotary International just reported that District 5830 LEADS ZONE 31 in member growth!! At times like these we need something to celebrate—so pat yourself on the back (no one else!!)!! Oh sure, you can send congratulatory emails to your club officers and members.
     
    Specifics, you ask? Our 3.29% growth since July 1, 2019 outdistanced ALL our other 16 co-districts growth, the top three being 1.86%, 1.5% and 1.03% in growth. Although it is not a real competition, it does give us perspective to know we ARE heading in the right direction in reaching out, inviting people to check out Rotary and bringing them onboard. Although we are up by 24 members, we still need 82 to reach GOAL!
    “Membership Minute” by PDG Lee Montgomery  2020-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

    Message from DG Jack Welge to the PEs and PNs 

    My thanks personally and on behalf of the District to all P. E.s and P. N.s who attended Lone Star P. E. T. S.  While possible to train for club leadership outside of P.E.T.S., it is next to impossible to build the type of friendships and relationships and synergy in one-on-one training.  If you’ll pardon the sports analogy, it’s the difference between a coach cheering a team on to victory at halftime and talking to one key player at halftime. You now have the tools and know the keys players to assist you in achieving the Club Citation and more during your year.

    Our District Leadership exists for you. Please use us when needed, and have a fun and successful year!

    DGE Jack Welge
    Message from DG Jack Welge to the PEs and PNs  2020-03-04 06:00:00Z 0 Messages from the DG

    Rotary Club of Tyler at work in their Community 

    Rotary Club of Tyler had all six students who attended RYLA Camp provide insight and share their experiences with their members.  These students, 4 from John Tyler High School; John Tyler - Julia Argote, Francisco Leon, Miguel Bailon, and Christopher Clark; 2 from All Saints Episcopal School Sarah Huckabee and Ben Kiblinger were probably the most outstanding participants we have had in many years. 
    Read more about their:   RYLA Program, Carter Blood Care Service Project and Rotary Club of Tyler Paint by Number Project
     
     To register for Tyler Rotary Club 100th year Centennial Celebration on  August 1, 2020  contact Holly Lewis at tylerrotaryaa@outlook.com or call 903-714-4472.   Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=100990106126
     
     
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    2020 Lone Star PETS 

    DGE Jack Welge kicks off the District 5830 Meeting at Lone Star PETS 2020 welcoming 29 President Elects and 7 President Nonimee. 
     
    Rotary is Family!  DGE Jack thanked DG Jim Finstrom, IPDG Judy Guthrie, PDG & VG Ted Huffhines, DGN Mike Groom, DGND Carolyn Franks, PDG Lee Montgomery and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt for their help and participation as they facilitated and led session topics.  Additional District support was acknowledged for PDG John Jetter who represented the District as 2020 Lone Star PETS Operating Chair, and District Adminstrator - Shirley Pinnix-Evans for teaming up with PDG Jetter co-presenting/teaching two Thursday night sessions on MyRotary and Rotary Club Central.  Our DGE hopes you enjoyed the M&M’s at PETS. His goal: MAKE MEMBERSHIP MEANINGFUL!
     
    RI President Holger Knaack visited District 5830 President Elects and President Nominees on Friday, February 27, 2020 at Lone Star PETS.
     
     
    Please review additional pictures taken at PETS on the District Photo Album.   If you have a picture that was taken at PETS please send to Shirley at rotary5830da@gmail.com.   It will be added to the Photo Album. 
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    Texarkana Oaklawn RYLA Students

    Texarkana Juniors and Seniors who participated in RYLA from 4 area schools hold Rotary coins in the shape of the Rotary cog.  It has the "4 way test" printed on it.
     
     
    Texarkana Oaklawn RYLA Students 2020-03-03 06:00:00Z 0