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

Look What District 5830 Rotarians Are Doing 

Carthage Rotary Club Members donated and distributed school supplies for the Mission Carthage Back to School Bash. 
The Rotary Club of Winnsboro sponsored t-shirts for the teachers and staff of Winnsboro Elementary School (Pre K –2nd). All staff, including teachers, secretaries, custodians, and cafeteria workers wore their shirts on the first day of school (August 13). Tuesdays will be “Jeans and Rotary T-shirt Day” this year. We hope the kids catch these smiles at school.
 
DG Jack installed Idabel Club President, Corey Green and Club President Elect Brad Morse.  They made the news in the Southeast Times and McCurtain Gazette.  
 
 
Judge Doan sorting and boxing electronic thermometers being donated to Quitman ISD from Quitman Rotary Club. 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club honor Nash Teacher of the Month and First Responders.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Look What District 5830 Rotarians Are Doing  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

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

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

"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
Together we've funded thousands of projects. 2020-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Jack Welge 

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 Welge  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.
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Basic Education and Literacy Month 2020-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Lone Star PETS 2021 will be virtual! 

 DGE Mike Groom participated in a planning meeting with other Lone Star PETS District Governors Elect and the PETS Planning Committee on Saturday, August 22. Key takeaways from the meeting are: 1) Lone Star PETS 2021 will be virtual; and 2) registration fees for participants will be $50 (spousal program will be free) with District 5830 reimbursing clubs this cost.
Lone Star PETS 2021 will be virtual!  2020-08-29 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

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

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.
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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
Look what local Rotarians are doing right now! 2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
August is Membership Month  2020-07-30 05:00:00Z 0

Jefferson Rotary Club at Work 

Rotary Club of Jefferson’s “Mini-Service” Project. Instead of meeting for lunch, we met at Jefferson Historical Museum and moved some heavy furniture and displays in their basement. We are asking the community to help us locate areas we can perform these in an hour or so during the work day.
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

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
Join us in the 2020 Series Empowering Women in Rotary 2020-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

DG Jack's Message: Have you thought? When life was going to begin.

"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.
DG Jack's Message: Have you thought? When life was going to begin. 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
Important Notification: Accepting applications for the District Governor Designee 2020-07-02 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

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

July is New 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 New 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
Texarkana Sunrise Installation and Celebration Meeting  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
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

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
What are you doing next June 12-16, 2021? 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
Introduction of Sarah Fox - District 5830 Public Image and Social Media Chair 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.

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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

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

Message from DG Jim Finstrom 

 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 on-line training and participate in the International Convention on-line 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 Finstrom  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

DGE Jack Welge Communication 

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 (telephonic and  on-line) 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.
DGE Jack Welge Communication  2020-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

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

 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.
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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 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 tell 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 on line meets 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

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:
April is Material and Child Health Month  2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

Message from DGE Jack Welge 

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 by 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 on-line meetings, but the incredible part is 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 Welge  2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
Marshall Rotary Club at Work in the Community 2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Charles Tullis, 1978-79 2020-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

“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 Jim Finstrom 

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
Message from DG Jim Finstrom  2020-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

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

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
 
 
Rotary Club of Tyler at work in their Community  2020-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

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.
 
 
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Paul Harris Society Awards Presented at PETS  2020-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Gilmer Rotary Club Feb. 5th Program 

February 5, 2020 Gilmer Rotary Club introduced Lane Burks as the student of the month from Ore City High School.  Pictured are Lane Burks, Junior at Ore City High School; Denise Burks, parent; and Lisa Wright, Counselor at Ore City High School.  
Gilmer Rotary Club Feb. 5th Program  2020-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Paris United Rotary Club Partner with Local Dentists

The Rotary Club of Paris United Happy Smiles Dental Program has been serving the children in Lamar County elementary schools since 2008.  The club supplies portable dental sets, equipment and materials in order to provide dental exams for all Lamar County 2nd grade students – approximately 550 students.  Several local dentists and staffs support the program.  They perform the exams and apply sealants as needed.  This is the only dental exam some students receive.  The schools, parent and students have been very appreciative.
 
Paris United Rotary Club Partner with Local Dentists 2020-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

West Bowie County Rotary Club at Work 

West Bowie County Rotary Club members are " People of Action" as 10 volunteers picked up 15 bags of trash and a spool of twine that was completely unraveled.   
 
Pictured is Club President, Kevin Cauley 
West Bowie County Rotary Club at Work  2020-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Longview Rotary Clubs Presidents Honored 

All three Rotary Clubs in Longview are featured in the March/April issue of local lifestyle magazine, Charm. For the first time, all three Longview clubs have women presidents.
 
President Gai Bennett of the Rotary Club of Longview, President Karen Maines of the Longview Greggton Rotary Club and President Christina Hollwarth of the Longview Midtown Rotary Club are gracing the cover of this local lifestyle magazine. As the Rotary Club of Longview celebrates its 100th anniversary, this issue will feature the impact Rotary has had on Longview and the evolution and growth of these local clubs.
Rotary Rules!
 
As the magazine highlights ," This isn't your grandfather's Rotary.      
 
The Rotary Club of Longview Centennial Celebration is postpose due to the current COVID-19 situation.  
This is a very disappointing turn of events, but the members believe it is the right decision at this time.
 
Current ticket holders will be contacted individually regarding commuting their tickets to the new date or refunding tickets. We will keep you posted on the new date as soon as one is determined. We will reschedule! Look there is no way we are not going to have a huge party celebrating our 100 year mark!
 
Gai Bennett
President of Longview Rotary Club 
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2020 Foundation Banquet 

PDG Tom DeWitt introduced and presented Patrick Mahoney sign to Larry Lundsford, Past RI Director who served as our guest speaker for the 2020 District 5830 Foudation Banquet. 
 
DG Jim Finstrom presents a gift of appreciation to Larry Lundsford who spoke on G - P - S (Growing Rotary, Partnering and Serving).
 
   IPDG Judy Guthrie awarded the "Bill Rains" Award to Amanda Folmar, Past President of South Tyler Rotary Club during the Foundation Banquet on February 8, 2020.   The award is presented to the District 5830 Rotarian that is outstanding in Membership, Foundation Giving, Public Image and Leadership. Congratulation to Amanda who is a well deserved recipient of the Award!
 
 
IPDG Judy Guthrie also awarded the Top Three Per Capita Giving Awards for 2018-2019
*Third Place was Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club, Club President Steve Collier- 2019-2020 Club President Mary Wormington accepted the Award.
* Second Place was Carthage Rotary Club, Club President Doug Spradley- 2019-2020 Club President Mary Moss accepted the Award. 
* First Place was Marshall Rotary Club, Club President Jay Webb- 2017-2018 Club President Louraiseal McDonald accepted the Award. 
 
Please view the District Photo Album to look for your picture! 
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March Membership Madness!!!

Membership is Up!! Membership is Down!! Ugh?? From July 1st through Feb 15th, 33 of 43 clubs added 129 new members! Yea! But we also lost 129 members! WHAAAT? Thanks to readmitting a couple of former members, we are up a NET 2 total! See why there needs to be a constant focus on membership. The average club lost is 10% a year. Do you have a membership PLAN to gain back that loss AND GROW?
 
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Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club Donates to Local Non-Profits

Texarkana-Oaklawn Rotary awarded $600 donations to 11 nonprofits in the area on February 18.  Representatives from each organization attended to receive the donation which they can use where most needed.  The $6,600 was raised in the fall at Oaklawn’s annual Draw Down event.  The Club’s President is Jennifer Stuart who is pictured on the far right.  The recipients included: Caddo Area Council of Boy Scouts; CASA; Domestic Violence Prevention; Habitat for Humanity; Harvest Regional Food Bank; Hospice of Texarkana; Main Street Texarkana; Mission Texarkana; Opportunities Inc.; Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter; and the local chapter of Vietnam Veterans.
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club Donates to Local Non-Profits 2020-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

March 2020 Water and Sanitation Month

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.

Click on the following link for more information: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/providing-clean-water

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Message from DG Jim

Early Springs Greetings to District 5830 Rotarians.  Our monthly Rotary theme is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.  Let us look around us for a service project recognizing the theme and then share the idea with all of us.  March 9th to 15th is Rotaract Week.  I ask each Club in the District to reach out to a Rotaract Club near it and thank them for the service they do and invite them to join one of your meetings as they are able.  March 31st is the deadline to pre-register for the Rotary International Convention in Honolulu.  I encourage you to come if you can.  The Lone Star PETS training for 2020-2021 officers was excellent as always.  As near as I could tell, everyone attending left excited to put new ideas into practice at their clubs.  And, please save the dates October 30-31 for the District Conference which will be held in Jefferson.  You will receive more information soon.  Keep up the good work.  DG Jim Finstrom
Message from DG Jim 2020-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

February 2020 Membership News 

Do you LOVE Rotary? February gives us a perfect pairing to celebrate: Valentine’s Day the 14th and Rotary’s 115th birthday on the 23rd . Why not have a celebration of both and promote membership development around these annual milestones? Even though the 23rd is on Sunday, have a special program the week before or after. Get a Rotary birthday cake and INVITE GUESTS for a special program on your signature service project and fund raiser. Tell them about your club’s impact on your community and the world. So much to tell…so little time! Many hands make light work, so won’t you join us?!! Invite your mayor to attend to present a declaration of (your town’s) Rotary day for your club on February 23rd and get social media/newspaper/tv coverage to build recognition. Any other bright ideas?! 
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February 2020 Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month 

With bloody conflicts raging in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and parts of Central Africa, the message of nonviolence and reconciliation that nations worldwide will observe on 21 September demands more urgent and collective attention.
 
In 2001 the United Nations designated the September date as an annual International Day of World Peace "to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence" according to a General Assembly resolution.

 

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Paul Harris Society Blitz! Feb, March, April 2020 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Pittsburg Rotary Club Welcomes  PDG Ted Huffhines  2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Longview Centennial Celebration 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at work in Kilgore

The Rotary Club of Kilgore, TX provides a pair of shoes and a pair of socks to all students of Kilgore ISD who qualify to receive free school  supplies. If the parents would like for their children to receive the shoes and socks, a Rotarian will measure the student’s feet.
 
Rotary Club members were present for the entire school registration process of two to three days who measure the student’s feet to determine what size shoe the student will need and to have a good starting place for fitting the student’s feet.
 
 
Rotarians at work in Kilgore 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
South Tyler Rotarians At Work in the Community  2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Clarksville Rotarians At Work 

The Clarksville Times published a photo and press release regarding the 2019-2020 Club Project Grant awarded to the Clarksville Rotary Club.

 
 
 
Shown in the photo from left to right are Dan Meehan, Rotary Club Past President, James Vaughan, Jr., Rotary Club Secretary-Treasurer, Roy Stringer, Family Council of CNC, Holly Cooper, Family Council of CNC, receiving a grant check from Bow Willis, Rotary Club President, Paul Hines, Rotary Club Foundation Chair, and Christie Ussery, Rotary Club member.  
Clarksville Rotarians At Work  2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians at Work

Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians joined Coalition for the Homeless for their Annual Chili Cookout event.   Sunrise Rotarians were dressed as superheroes to support their Community and serve the delicious chili made by Sunrise Rotarians Becky Bunch.      
Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians at Work 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club  at Work 

The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was honored to be able to increase the number of school aged children they were able to help shop for and provide with winter clothing. This year, they shopped for 150 children and allocated $150 per child. We discreetly coordinate with our area’s school counselors to identify children in need. Over the course of 7 calendar days in November, we garner support of over 200 volunteers (Rotarians and non-Rotarians) to help us shop for these children.
 
Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club  at Work  2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Message from: Sarah "Cookie" Jenkins
 RYLA Registrar and Webmaster

In our 24th year of RYLA 5830, staff and campers are gearing up for another life-changing experience at Clements Scout Ranch in Athens, TX. With two sessions of camp, February 7-9 and 21-23, RYLA will host over 200 students from across the district for team building, outdoor activities, group discussions, and more in order to promote the 8 leadership traits of integrity, team building, communication, problem solving, planning, decision making, trust, and self-esteem.
 
 
 
 
Message from: Sarah "Cookie" Jenkins RYLA Registrar and Webmaster 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

New Youth Exchange Information

DGN Mike Groom recently attended the annual SCRYE Winter Conference in Tulsa, OK and discovered some new things in Youth Exchange. On one front, SCRYE, once again, has partnered with World Experience Scholarships (WES) to provide scholarships to outbound youth exchange students from SCRYE member districts who need financial assistance in order to participate in Youth Exchange. Scholarship amounts will be determined on an individual basis by the WES Scholarship Selection Committee and will range from $500-$2,000. Applications are being received now with a deadline of April 15, 2020.
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What is Lone Star PETS? 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

DG Jim's Last Official Visit

DG Jim Finstrom is pictured with Henderson Rotarians with a combined length of service of 150 years.
 
From left, Bill Preston (48 yrs.), Tony Wooster (50 yrs.), you, and Foy Brown (52 yrs.). All have served the club as President and other offices.
 
Brown and Wooster have served the City of Henderson as Mayors, and Preston as a Councilman. These three members have been responsible for 12 Paul Harris Fellows being presented to themselves, family members, and various individuals.
 
 
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Last Call! Register NOW for the 2020 Foundation Banquet

District 5830 Annual Foundation banquet is Saturday, Feburary 8, 2020.   Deadline to register is February 3.  This is the event where we celebrate the success of the District's efforts to support The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and Polio Plus. Past RI  Director Larry Lunsford from Kansas City will be our guest speaker and all New Paul Harris Fellows, PH advancements and Club successes will be a highlight of the event.
 
As usual we will be offering a Paul Harris Raffle opportunity for those wanting to leverage their giving in a fun drawing and those contributing in increments of $100 will receive matching points even if they don't win one of the raffle awards.
 
Last Call! Register NOW for the 2020 Foundation Banquet 2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

DG Jim's Message 

Hello District 5830:  February is upon us, and I hope to see as many of you as can make it at the District Events set out and described in this newsletter.   I believe the more you attend, the more you will grow and mature in Rotary and enjoy it.  Our District membership is up 30 members in the past 12 months.  If we can increase 3 members per club during 2020 we can have 10% District membership growth.  If that is less than your club goal, please reach your goal, and if not please make it your goal and go to work enthusiastically!  And, please review your progress toward receiving the Citation, making sure your progress is reported, and work hard toward completing the requirements. 
DG Jim's Message  2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Longview Rotarians at Work

Longview Rotary Club's Rotarians, Colby Dickson and Joni Cobb were on hand to lend a hand at Longview's Homeless Resource Day. Wiley and Colby assisted in the Point-in-Time homeless census and Joni helped at the check in desk.

 
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DGE Jack and Ava Welge at International Assembly 

According to DGE Jack Welge, Rotary International Assembly was a fantasic experience and the ability to share it with Rotarians worldwide was indescribable.  THE 2020-2021 PRESIDENTIAL THEME "ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES".
 
Pictured from left to right: Ava Welge, DGE Jack Welge, 2020-2021 International President Holger Knaack and wife Susanne,
DGE Jack and Ava Welge at International Assembly  2020-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

DGE Jack Welge attend International Assembly

District governors-elect say they are ready to make the most of Rotary after learning the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, at the International Assembly.

RI President-elect Holger Knaack encouraged the leaders to take advantage of the many options that Rotary provides to create change in the world.

“Rotary is not just a club that you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities,” Knaack said Monday, 20 January, at the annual training event held in San Diego, California, USA. “It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree. ... Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.”

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January 2020 Vocational Service Month

THE CONCEPT OF VOCATIONAL SERVICE
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:
• High ethical standards in business and professions
• The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
• The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society
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District 5830 Membership Update 

Congrats to 19 clubs for adding 53 new members in the first 6 months of the Rotary year. Interestingly 66% of those 19 clubs had set club membership goals! However, due to some losses, the overall net new membership in the District is up 19 for a total of 1568. Take away: Goals work!! Goals increase the focus of leadership and club members and make it fun! If your club has not set it’s membership goal in MyRotary, please do so ASAP!!
 
Those clubs gaining membership the last 6 months include the following: BIG SANDY, CEDAR CREEK LAKE (+6), CLARKSVILLE, HENDERSON, JEFFERSON, KILGORE, LONGVIEW, MALAKOFF, MARSHALL (+6), MINEOLA, MT. VERNON, OVERTON, PITTSBURG, QUITMAN, SOUTH TYLER, TEXARKANA SUNRISE, TEXARKANA WILBUR SMITH, WEST BOWIE AND WILLS POINT.
District 5830 Membership Update  2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club at Work

Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians at work in the Commumity.
1. Serving snacks at the Nash Cub Scout Award Ceremonies.
2. Ringing the Salvation Army Bell -pictured are Rotarians Steve Rogers and Terry Davis- other Rotarians participated are: Sunrise Rotarians Laura Jacobs, Jennifer Studdard, Ralph Waits and Shirley Pinnix-Evans.
3. Adopting Nash Elementary School families. The individuals members purchased Christmas presents for the children and Food Baskets for the Families for Christmas.
 
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Paris Rotarians at Work 

 Paris United Rotary Club was busy in November and December with service projects.
 
To view their website and details of their community work please click on the following: (https://www.parisrotaryclub.com/
1. Twenty-two members/family helped ring bells on Saturday, December 21 at local Wal-Mart. Janna Davis (right) and daughter Izzy.
2. The Paris Kiwanis Club and Paris United Rotary Club accepted "The Turkey Stuffing Challenge".  Both service clubs delivered 1,750 boxes of stuffing to Downtown Food Pantry.  
 
Pictured Left to Right: Denise Kornegay, President of Kiwanis Club of Paris; Alan Hubbard, Director of the Downtown Food Pantry; and Alex Fowzer, President of Rotary Club of Paris United
Paris Rotarians at Work  2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Mt. Pleasant Rotarians at Work

Mt. Pleasant Rotarians brings Holiday Cheer to a local Senior Citizen Community and made a donation to a local Non-Profit.
 
 
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Heart 2 Heart Programs Available

PDG & VG Ted Huffhines and DGN Mike Groom are available for giving Heart 2 Heart programs. Mike and Andrea went to Mexico for the annual Heart 2 Heart pilgrimage. They were in Mexico from 11/13/2019 to 11/20/2019 along with nearly 30 other Rotarians from Zones 30 and 31.
 
The Heart 2 Heart Program is a cooperative effort between Rotarians primarily in the "Heart of America" (Zones 30 and 31) and in the "Heart of Mexico" (Districts 4170 and 4140) and The Rotary Foundation to provide humanitarian service, primarily through matching grant projects. The next regular project visit is scheduled for November 4-11, 2020. There is also a medical mission trip to Tlaquepaque from 2/8/2020 to 2/15/2020.
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Action required for PEs that have not registered for PETS 

We in Rotary need your skills and leadership.  Serving as the President of your Rotary Club is one of the most important and enjoyable roles in Rotary International and our Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) helps make your Rotary Club President year easier and more effective.

Lone Star P.E.T.S. ( Feb. 27-March 1, 2020) is the largest multi-district P.E.T.S. in Rotary International.  Ten Rotary Districts from Texas and Oklahoma come together to plan, prepare, and present club leadership essentials.
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Marshall High School Interact Club

1. Marshall High School Interact Members distributed candy to over 750 youth at the local Annual Halloween Festival in downtown Marshall.
2. In November, the Marshall High School Interact Club celebrated their 2nd Anniversary with over 25 members.  During the month of December, member decorated doors at the local nursing home.
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Message from DG Jim

Happy New Year to all District 5830 Rotarians and good luck with your resolutions.  For those that have not entered your club Presidents-Elect on ClubRunner please get those names to Shirley ASAP.  Continue to get your work on the Citation completed early.  And, work on increasing membership keeping diversity in mind and being flexible.  I saw International President Mark Maloney riding on the Rotary float in the Rose Bowl Parade and was thankful to be a Rotarian and wished I was there.  Forge forward and let me know if I can help.  Thank you.   DG Jim Finstrom
Message from DG Jim 2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
Marshall Rotary Club Makes Donation  2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Oaklawn Rotarian George Moore Honored

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotarian George Moore is being named as the Texarkana ISD 2020 Hall of Fame recipient.  George will be retiring from Texarkana Independent School District in 2020. Not only has he been a major asset to the local school district, he has also  been a major asset to Oaklawn Rotary Club. 
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Interact Signage Tells the Story 

Texarkana Oaklawn Interact Club's signage tell the story of how we can work together to make a difference in the world. Texarkana Arkansas High Interact Club is very active in their community.
Interact Signage Tells the Story  2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Pittsburg Rotary Choir

  Rotary Club Choir sang Downtown Pittsburg at the "Home For the Holidays event" on December 7th.
Pittsburg Rotary Choir 2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0
Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotarians at Work  2020-01-02 06:00:00Z 0

Tyler Christmas Parade

Tyler Rotary Clubs continue to participate in the Tyler Christmas Parade to show the community that they care and communicate awareness of the continued fight against Polio.   
 
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District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest

It is time to notify your School District with the date and location of 2020 Rotary District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest.   A big "Thank You" goes out to Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club, President Adeel Malik and the club members for agreeing to host the event.   Thank you!! Amy Hinton with Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club who will Chair the event again this year.   The District contest will be held on April 25, 2020 at Mount Pleasant Independent School District Administration Building, 2230 North Edwards, Mt. Pleasant.  The speeches must develop the year's theme: " How will the Four-Way Test of the things we think, say and do help successfully connect  you to your community at home and to the world?"
District 5830 Four-Way Test Speech Contest 2019-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Register Now for Foundation Dinner on Feb 8, 2020

 
Message from District 5830 Foundation Chair - PDG & VG Ted Huffhines:
District 5830 will hold its annual Foundation Banquet at Northeast Texas Community College (between Pittsburg and Mt. Pleasant) on February 8th. Our keynote speaker will be Past RI Director for Zones 30-31, Larry Lunsford. Larry and his wife Jill are presently serving as Aides to RI President Mark Daniel Maloney and his wife Gay. Larry is a wonderful Rotarian who will inspire all of us in our efforts to serve more effectively. We will also recognize all of our new Paul Harris Fellows and Paul Harris Plus Rotarians. We will recognize our Clubs for their Rotary Foundation Giving in 2018-2019, and we will hear about opportunities for service in Mexico City. Cost is $40 per person.
Register Now for Foundation Dinner on Feb 8, 2020 2019-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Tyler Rotary Centennial Celebration

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

 For additional information, please contact Holly Lewis at tylerrotaryaa@outlook.com or 903-714-4472.

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Monthly Membership Article 

Membership! Are you excited yet? 
 
New to this newsletter is a section on Membership that will appear going forward. The intent is to keep you up-to-date on trends, successes and tips on membership ATTRACTION and ENGAGEMENT! Remember those terms!!
 
THANKS to all who attended the Nov 2nd Membership and Foundation Seminar in Tyler. (If you ask PDG Ted Huffhines, he would say it was the Foundation and Membership Seminar, but hey, it's my article. Ted can call it what he wants in his article-wink wink!) Our LIVELY group  exchanged numerous ideas on growing membership, including but not limited to, Strengthening Your Club, Flexing & Innovating, Satellite Club opportunities, and the Zone initiative to GROW ROTARY! More to come. 
Monthly Membership Article  2019-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Jim

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and will have a Merry Christmas.  Please note that the last day for early registration for the International Convention and reduced rates is December 15th.  And, please review your progress on the Citation and see that accomplished goals have been reported to RI.  I am down to my last three Club visits and looking forward to the new year.  Thank you for all the service you performed this year and your planning for the new years.  Jim Finstrom
 
Message from DG Jim 2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Mineola Rotary Club's Veteran's Day Parade

Mineola Rotarians had a wonderful time participating in the Annual Salute to Veterans Parade in Downtown Mineola.
Pictured: Jim Albritton and Jim Bailey
 
 
 
 
Pictured: Steve Ogueri, Denis Hurst and JP 2 Judge Janae Holland Not pictured Parade Judge Greg Hollen 
 
Mineola Rotary Club's Veteran's Day Parade 2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Clarksville Rotary Club Supports World Polio Day


October 31, 2019, The Clarksville Times, publicized Clarksville Rotary Club's observance of World Polio Day on October 24. 
 
In an effort to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio, Rotarians in the 35,000 clubs worldwide annually observe World Polio Day on October 24.   Polio is a vaccine preventable disease, which still threatens children in parts of the world today.   In 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector support of a public health initiative with an initial fundraising target of $120 million.
Clarksville Rotary Club Supports World Polio Day 2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Texarkana International Rotary Club November Service Project 

Texarkana International Rotary Club meets on Monday night. During one of their regular scheduled meetings, they packed 13 boxes for Operation Christmas Child as their November International Service Project. They had so much fun packing the boxes. The boxes will soon be on their way to the distribution center to bless 13 children in counties all over the world.
Texarkana International Rotary Club November Service Project  2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Texarkana's Four Rotary Clubs honor First Responders 

DG Jim Finstrom speaks at the 39th Annual Officers Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Texarkana's Four Rotary Clubs- Wilbur Smith, Oaklawn, Sunrise and International.  The Keynote Speaker was Brian A. Crawford, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Willis-Knighton Health System.  Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown presented the Officers of the Year chosen by the 9 Departments that were represented.  Approximately 250 Officers, Rotarians and Elected Officials attended the luncheon.  
Texarkana's Four Rotary Clubs honor First Responders  2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Aloha! Register by December 15, 2019 and save a few dollars.

Do you know what the significance of December 15, 2019 is in the Rotary world?
 
This is the last day to register for the 2020 Honolulu Rotary Convention and receive a discount! Have you registered? If not, WHY??? From what I am seeing on the Rotary website, this is going to be one of the most exciting conventions in recent memory. AND it is in Hawaii!!!!

If you have never attended a convention, this is an excellent choice to be your first. Not only is the convention going to be outstanding, but the location is one of the top go to places in the entire world. So, you can “kill two birds with one stone.”
Aloha! Register by December 15, 2019 and save a few dollars. 2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Lonestar PETS Training: Register Now! 

Important message from DGE Jack Welge! Calling all Rotary Club Leaders and Board Members, Rotary needs your skills and leadership.  Serving as the President of your Rotary Club is one of the most important roles in Rotary International. It is a most rewarding time in your life. Whether attending as a President Elect or President Nominee coming to your role as multi-year Rotary Board Member or as a recent volunteer, Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar (P.E.T.S.) from February 27, 2020 - March 1, 2020 helps make your Rotary Club President year easier and more effective.

 
Lonestar PETS Training: Register Now!  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Clarksville Rotary Club received the 2019-2020 CPG Award 

The Clarksville Times published the winner of the 2019-2020 Club Project Grant.  
 
The members of the Clarksville Rotary Club contribute annually to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.   A portion of funds contributed by Rotary clubs are returned by The Rotary Foundation to the Rotary International District to which the local club is assigned.   Rotary Clubs are then entitled to apply for a matching club project grant from their District Grant Committee to assist with a local or international project.  The local club matches the amount of the grant requested in the application.  
 

 
 
Clarksville Rotary Club received the 2019-2020 CPG Award  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Mineola Rotary Veteran's Day Parade 

Mineola Rotarians had a wonderful time participating in the Annual Salute to Veterans Parade in Downtown Mineola. Pictured holding the Rotary Banner are: Jim Albritton and Jim Bailey
 
https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050024/Images/Parade-2--Denise-and-Steve--2-.jpg Pictured holding the single Rotary Flag is: Steve Ogueri
Denise Hurst and JP 2 Judge Janae Holland are handing out candy. Greg Hollen was the parade Judge. 
Mineola Rotary Veteran's Day Parade  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

December 2019: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 

We believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in under served communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

 

December 2019: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Longview Thanksgiving Food Drive 

The Rotary Club of Longview continued its years old tradition of assisting with the Longview Thanksgiving Food Drive this November. Past President James Roberts who serves on the board of the Food Drive organizes the club’s participation each year which includes a sizable cash donation that helps provide turkeys and hens along with the nonperishable items. For several years the club has moved its regular Tuesday noon meeting the week of Thanksgiving to the Food Drive location at Maude Cobb Convention Center where the Rotarians help sort food donations, check in donation recipients and help them gather and load their food boxes.
 
The annual Food Drive served 858 families in this, it’s 35th year.
 
 
Longview Thanksgiving Food Drive  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Sunrise RC Adopts Nash Resident in need 

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and Habitat For Humanity of Texarkana partnered to refurbish a Nash Resident's home. 
 
Pictures front row: Rotarian and Nash Mayor Robert Bunch, Sunrise Club President and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Mary Wormington
Back row: Rotarian and Nash City Manager, Doug Bowers and Rotarian Becky Bunch. Other Rotarians participating in the painting project not shown in the pictures are as follows: Ralph Waits, Landon Forbes, Steve Colliers, Steve Rogers and Shirley Pinnix Evans.
 
Sunrise RC Adopts Nash Resident in need  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Quitman Rotarian PDG Bill Hedges  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Foundation Magic Show visits Longview Greggton Rotary Club  2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Jim Finstrom 

 I look forward to November for:  (1) my last five club visits; (2) Interact Week November 4 to November 10 with Anniversary of Interact on November 5; and (3) Foundation Month coupled with World Polio Month.  We had a good meeting in Tyler last Saturday discussing foundation and membership, and I received good comments from attendees about ideas exchanged and learned.  Let's keep up the energy working on the Citation, Membership, and support for the Foundation and Polio Plus.  I am thankful for the opportunity to put Service Above Self and thank you for sharing that goal.  Keep up the good work.  Your District Governor, Jim
Message from DG Jim Finstrom  2019-11-04 06:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 Citation Award Winners Announced 

IPDG Judy Guthrie is recognized at the November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar for the "Second Highest Net Gain" of members in Zone 31 in 2018-2019.
 
IPDG Judy was very proud to announce the 20 Clubs in District 5830 that received the 2018-2019 Citation Awards.
 
 
1. Atlanta with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Jerry Porter, 2. Cedar Creek Lake with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President-Greg Cooley 3. Clarksville-President-Richard Meehan 4. Gilmer with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Pete Herrman 5. Henderson with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Andy Vinson 6. Idabel with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Jerry Ellis 7. Kilgore with 1 Presidential Distinction Award-President Jerry Camp 8. Longview Greggton with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Scott Brunner 9. Longview Midtown with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President April Barker 10. Longview with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Dietrich Johnson 11. Marshall with 1 Presidential Distinction Award-President Jay Webb 12. Mt. Pleasant-President Bob Hourahan 13. Paris with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Andrew Cobb 14. South Tyler with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Amanda Folmar 15. Texarkana Wilbur Smith with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Cindy Marsh 16. Texarkana International-President Marion Houff 17. Texarkana Oaklawn with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Stefanie Brazile18. Texarkana Sunrise with 1 Presidential Distinction Award-President Steve Collier 19. Tyler Sunrise with 3 Presidential Distinction Awards-President Jo Dobbs 20. Tyler with 2 Presidential Distinction Awards-President George Roberts, Jr. 
2018-2019 Citation Award Winners Announced  2019-11-03 05:00:00Z 0

November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar 

The Membership and Foundation Seminar was a tremendous benefit for those in attendance. Many attendees attested to such as they provided "take away" comments and compliments at the end. The engagement of the attendees was fabulous. Those who attended left with the knowledge and skills necessary to grow their club membership and increase support for doing good in the world and supporting the efforts to eradicate polio through the Rotary Foundation. About 60 members from over 20 clubs met at Tyler's First Christian Church for the event.  

PDG and District Rotary Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines was joined by PDG Pamela Stewart from Louisiana and PDG Allen Morgan from Arkansas, both Zone officers for The Rotary Foundation, to lead the four Foundation breakouts. PDG Lee Montgomery led the Membership seminar classes with the students teaching each other.
 
Paul Harris Society members were recognized for their faithful generosity.
From left to right: Louraiseal McDonald, DG Jim Finstrom, Beth Blaisdell, Linda Sartor, Karen Maines, PDG Bill Hedges, PDG Fay J Durrant, Jerry Porter, Danny Carpenter, PDG Ted Huffhines

 

November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar  2019-11-03 05:00:00Z 0

New Interact Club sponsored by Kilgore Rotary Club 

   This is a group picture of the Sabine High School Interact Service Organization officers and sponsors with the certificate and banner that we presented to them on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The Rotary Club of Kilgore is very honored to be able to sponsor this wonderful group of young people.
New Interact Club sponsored by Kilgore Rotary Club  2019-11-03 05:00:00Z 0
November is Rotary Foundation Month 2019-11-03 05:00:00Z 0

West Bowie County Rotary Club's Run the Rail Event

 
On October 12, 2019 West Bowie County Rotary Club organized their 4th Annual Half
 
 
 
 
 
Marathon Run the Rail Event.  Tobias Daniel our first runner! He Brad ran from New Boston to De Kalb and back to New Boston again to do a whole marathon - 26.2 miles. Wow! They are very grateful to Bates-Rolf Funeral Home and Texarkana Funeral Homes for sponsoring our race. Thank you so much for your generosity!
 
West Bowie County Rotary Club's Run the Rail Event 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulation to Gilmer Rotary Club  2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club partners with BWI 

Texarkana Sunrise Rise Rotary Club is proud to co-sponsor Nash Cub Scout group for the second year with BWI Companies. 
Pictured from left to right: Caddo Area Council District Executive-Taylor Joyce, District Executive-Emily Eudy, Sunrise Club Treasurer-Shirley Pinnix- Evans, Sunrise Club President- Mary Wormington, Caddo Area Council Scot Executive-Anthony Escobar , and Owner of BWI Companies-Robert Bunch.
 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club partners with BWI  2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Carthage Club's International End Polio Day event

The  City of Carthage made a proclamation on October 24, 2109 as World Polio Day.   The Carthage Rotary Club made the newspaper and posted Polio Plus awareness information on their Facebook page.
Carthage Club's International End Polio Day event 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

 Klothes for Kids

 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club is proud of their annual Klothes for Kids Project.  This project will help 150 students in seven local schools from Mabank.  They had approximately 53 volunteers that helped with this project including Interact Students and donated approximately $22,500.00 to the project.
 
Congratulations and a BIG Thanks to ALL that helped make this our most successful Klothes for Kids in our club's history! "It took a village!"  
 Klothes for Kids 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana International Dictionary Project 

Texarkana International Rotary Club members are busy labeling over 1300 dictionaries to deliver to area 3rd graders. 
 
College Hill teachers were excited to be a part of the Rotary Club dictionary project.
 
Texarkana International Dictionary Project  2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Pittsburg Rotary Club 

Pittsburg Rotary Club members celebration World Polio Day!
 
 
 
 
The Pittsburg Rotary assisted by the Pitt Rotary Interact Club handed out dictionaries to the third graders in the Primary School, Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Beginning on the left and around the table is Melissa Sierra, Evelyn Ponce, McKenna Wood, Rachel Miner, Gloria Miner, Fernanda Garcia, Mahiro Itchimura, Madison Moore. The club also donated ear-phones for the reading classes, as there were not enough to go around to all the students.
 
Pittsburg Rotary Club  2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Remember the Fallen Heroes 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Wills Point Activities for October

Rotary Club of Wills Point held their annual Adoption Day at Wit’s End earlier in October. This is an annual event to match foster children with adoptive parents. We had a large turnout of both children and potential adoptive parents. Many people expressed appreciation to Rotary for holding this event.
Rotary participating in Wills Point’s Annual Boo on the Bricks Celebration. They held a raffle with a cruise as the grand prize. This event helped raise $1,000 to be donated to Polio Plus. Rotarian David Cartwright (left) and Interact Club Administrator Lisa Zelnick (right)
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Wills Point Activities for October 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

What is an Iron Lung? Written by Karen Maines 

Karen Maines is a Registered Dental Hygienist in Longview, Texas, a passionate local city volunteer and 2019-20 President of the Longview Greggton Rotary Club. 
  
"What's an iron lung?"
This question was asked of me last week -- by a long-time health professional in her 40's. I admit that I didn't say anything for a second. At first, I thought she was joking around, but then it sank in that she honestly had no idea what I was talking about. 
 
After I thought about it later, it made more sense that, due to her age, she wouldn't know about iron lungs, or about Polio. 
 
 
What is an Iron Lung? Written by Karen Maines  2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Iron Lung still being used " Watch Video" 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Mineola

Miss Texas Chandler Foreman at the Golden sweet potato festival.
 Miss Texas Chandler Foreman pictured  at a “meet and greet” luncheon at the Golden Homestead,  taking time to visit with local East Texas Rotarians following Golden Sweet Potato Festival parade on Saturday, October. 26, 2019. Pictured are PDG Bill Hedges, Golden Homestead owner Tony Pegues , Miss Texas and Greg Hollen. 
Rotary Club of Mineola 2019-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Wills Point Rotary Club September Highlights

 – Beau Poteet presenting a donation to Gerald and Lyn Haney of Men and Ladies of Honor, a faith-based organization that counsels our youth in combining powerful weekend camps and weekly one-hour discipleship meetings.
 
 
 
 
 – Past club President, Scott Caloss, being recognized for his service (Scott Caloss on left, club President Beau Poteet on right)
 
 
 
 
 
 – Club President Beau Poteet with guests Assistant DG Barbara Turner and District Governor Jim Finstrom
 
 
 
 
 
 
– Beau Poteet with guest speaker Huy Nguyen, Golf Pro at Links at Land’s End. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
– David Cartwright with guest speaker Anna Dodd, Medical Mission Trip to Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 – New member, Doug Mullin – David Cartwright, Herschel LyBrand, Doug Mullin, and James Brown
Wills Point Rotary Club September Highlights 2019-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Jim

Your Governor has been trying to get all clubs visited and thanks to you for the reception received to date.  Rotary does connect us to people we would never have otherwise met, who are more like us than any we ever could have known.  I have left a Rotary International Proclamation regarding Rotary's work to eradicate polio worldwide and seek public support and commend the clubs I have visited to make this public.  I  will get the proclamation to the clubs I have not yet visited so that it might be used for World Polio Day or World Polio Month.  Please continue to work as a club to obtain the Citation and accept our District Administrator Shirley's offer to train you when needed.  Please note the dates for events in this newsletter and plan accordingly.  Keep up the good work to serve above self and implement the Four Way Test.  
Message from DG Jim 2019-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Paris United Rotary Club Girls Night Out Fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Paris United hosted a FUN fundraiser for ladies on September 19th at the Love Civic Center in Paris, Texas.  Girls Night Out was a night of food, fun, fellowship and bingo games to win designer purses.  Approximately 600 women participated.  There were 25 sponsors for the event this time.  This was the second Girls Night Out event hosted by Paris United.  The first was held in March 2019 and was such a success we decided to do it again this Fall.  The club raised over $20,000 for our various local programs as well as to contribute toward polio eradication.
Paris United Rotary Club Girls Night Out Fundraiser 2019-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

Marshall Rotary Club Supports "Spelling Bee" 

 The Marshall RC supported the Harrison County Literacy Council Corporate Spelling Bee in early September. The emcee for the event was Marshall Rotarian, Molly Hollis, and another Rotarian, County Judge Chad Sims, served as one of the judges. The club team represented us well. This was a spirited and fun event that pulls our community together. 
Marshall Rotary Club Supports "Spelling Bee"  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Lonestar P.E.T.S "Save the Date" 

Attention: President Elects, President Nominees, Assistant Governors, and Rangers, Save the Date!  Registration begins November 1st. Register early!  Hotel Rooms are Discounted only while Block availability lasts.
Lonestar P.E.T.S "Save the Date"  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Bullard Rotary Club 6th Annual Golf Tournament 

On Monday, October 14, 2019, Bullard Rotary Club will have their 6th Annual Golf Tournament at Eagle's Bluff Country Club, 700 North Eagles Bluff Blvd., Bullard, Texas.   The event will benefit: Bullard Kid's Park, Rotary International Foundation, Community Thanksgiving Meals and additional projects in the Bullard Community. Contact Bryan Willis at 903-316-7699 or bullardrotarytx@gmail.com.
Bullard Rotary Club 6th Annual Golf Tournament  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

October is Economic and Community Development Month

Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty.

Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.

October is Economic and Community Development Month 2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
DG Jim visits Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Athens Rotary Club's Annual Golf Tournament

Athens Rotary Club Annual Golf Tournament will be October 28, 2019 at Athens Country Club.   For details on the event please contact Club President Jason Smith at revjbsmith@gmail.com. 
Athens Rotary Club's Annual Golf Tournament 2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Register Now! Saturday, November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar

Membership and Foundation Seminar will be held on November 2, 2019 at First Christian Church of Tyler, 4202 South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75701. The church is located on the NE Corner of South Broadway and Loop 323. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The cost of the training is $15.00 per person and will include a light breakfast, Chick-fil-A lunch, and seminar materials. The dress will be Rotary casual. Registration deadline is October 31st by 5:00 p.m.
 
All Rotarians are invited with special emphasis on Club Officers, Club Membership and Foundation Committee members. 
 
The sessions promote membership attractions, flexibility, innovation along with sessions on ways to support the Rotary Foundation and International Service. 
 
Click Here to register for the Seminar:
Register Now! Saturday, November 2, 2019 Membership and Foundation Seminar 2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's Dictionary Project 

On September 18, 2019, Sunrise Rotarians from left to right: Ralph Waits, Mary Wormington, Doug Bowers, Steve Collier, Patty Collier, Landon Forbes, Shirley Pinnix-Evans and Terry Davis distribute 120 Dictionaries to all the 3rd Graders at Nash Elementary School.  
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's Dictionary Project  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club 

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club members  from Arkansas High School with Interact Advisor Tonya Dunphy and Russell Sparks members of Oaklawn Rotary Club volunteered at the Alzheimer's Assocation, Walk to end Alzheimer's!  
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring PDG Bill Hedges 

PDG and Rev. Bill Hedges is honored by receiving the Touchpoint Pacesetter Award for his volunteer services.
 
Honoring PDG Bill Hedges  2019-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

All Rotary Clubs must file a tax return by November 15, 2019.

Every Rotary club and the district must file a 2018 tax return for FYE 6-30-2019.  File a Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-N (depending on your gross revenue total). 
 
If you have lost your tax exemption (there are four clubs in the district) file Form 1041 if you are not incorporated.  (It is due October 15, 2019.)  File Form 1120 if your club is incorporated.  (It was due September 15, 2019.)
 
 

If you have any questions call John Jetter, District Finance Committee chair, at 903-235-6474.

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Save The Date " Dec. 10th" Longview Greggton Annual Fundraiser

On Tuesday, December 10th at The Belcher Center on the Campus of LeTourneau University in Longview The Longview-Greggton Rotary Club will present Keith and Krystn Getty  in concert with their Irish Christmas Show beginning at 7PM that evening.  Tickets may be purchased via www.Belchercenter.com.  The Gettys are renown musicians and songwriters and will provide a wonderful evening  of entertainment that will put us in the Christmas Spirit.
Save The Date " Dec. 10th" Longview Greggton Annual Fundraiser 2019-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day, October 24, 2019 

Message from PDG & District Polio Plus Chair Shirley Griffin, "World Polio Day is October 24, 2019 and I would like to encourage each of the clubs in the District to have some kind of fundraiser for Polio Plus.  November is Polio month and this will give us additional opportunity to hold an event or fundraiser for Polio Plus efforts. Our goal is to rid of this disease."  The fight is not over we currently have 62 new cases in Pakistan and 16 cases in Afghanistan!  It is not too late to make what could be your most important financial contribution to the POLIO ERADICATION campaign!

 
World Polio Day, October 24, 2019  2019-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

November 2019:  Part 3 Helpful Hints for Rotary Convention

So you have now attended the convention and had a fantastic time, picked up lots of new ideas, met lots of new Rotarian friends and picked up tons of information, Rotary pins, tee shirts etc. from the House of Friendship. What’s next? After all you are in Hawaii (many of us the first time and probably the last for some of us) you don’t want to take all the time and money to attend the convention and then turn around the next day and go home!!!!
 
November 2019:  Part 3 Helpful Hints for Rotary Convention 2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

October 2019: More Helpful Convention Hints

Tip # 2 from PDG John Henson. "Okay, last month I shared with you about registering, securing a hotel, purchasing your Home Organizing Committee event tickets, information about the house of friendship and plenary sessions."

 "So you have arrived at the airport in Honolulu and low and behold you see a table where you can pick up your name badges for the convention. They have been doing this the past couple of conventions and it works great if you happen to be there when they are open. But just because you have picked up your name badges for you and your group, there is more to do. After checking into your hotel you will still need to go to the convention center, locate the registration room –the sergeant at arms will be more than happy to show you the direction—once at the registration room, you will be able to pick up your HOC tickets as well as a goodie bag for you and your group. This is the only place where you can pick all of this up, so get it done as quickly as possible. If your club has designated you as a voting delegate, you will need to locate that booth and show your credentials and get your badge showing you are a voting delegate."
 
October 2019: More Helpful Convention Hints 2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

Helpful Hints For The Honolulu  Convention

For those of you who have attended an International Convention, these hints may be old hand, but for the first or second time attendee, I hope these will help you get the most out of the convention.

The very first thing you need to do is REGISTER and do that today!!!!!! CLICK HERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION  I am not sure what the break is financially, but do know that it is less expensive today than it will be in a few weeks/months. If you have attended a convention previously, then most of your information will still be in the system, and if you have a ClubRunner account and you have set up your personal account with Rotary International, then all your information will be in the system.
Helpful Hints For The Honolulu  Convention 2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

September 2019 Message from DG Jim Finstrom 

As your District Governor, I am happy to report that club visits are going well with 19 completed. 
 
I want to commend the Marshall Club's recent 100th Anniversary celebration with International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his gracious wife, Gay, attending.  Mark addressed the club, recognizing the historic importance of service as a 100 year attribute of the club and challenging the Club to continue with another 100 years of the same. 
 
Next, considering the storm damage from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and America's East coast, I challenge each club to "connect the world" and participate in providing relief to the victims of the storm.
September 2019 Message from DG Jim Finstrom  2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

DGND Interview Committee with DGND Carolyn Franks

​​​​​​Pictured from Left to Right are the DGND Interview Committee that interviewed and selected Carolyn Franks as District Governor for 2022-2023 
IPP Mineola Greg Hollen, PDG & VG Ted Huffhines, IPAG Texarkana Area Ralph Waits, PDG Tom DeWitt, PDG Lee Montgomery, IPDG & Interview Chair Judy Guthrie, DGDN Carolyn Franks, AG Nathan Reves, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt 
DGND Interview Committee with DGND Carolyn Franks 2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

IPDG Judy Guthrie with Rotary International President 

IPDG Judy Guthrie and Rotary International President Mark Maloney made the front page of The Marshall News Messenger.   RI Mark Maloney was the Guest Speaker as Marshall Rotary celebrate 100 years. Approximately 240 Rotarians and guest attended the event.  
Marshall Rotary Club President Barbara Judkins presents Marshall Club Banner to RI Mark Maloney and First Lady, Gay Maloney. Other specials guest include Rotary Zone Director, Floyd Lanica and Congressman Louie Gohmert. 
IPDG Judy Guthrie with Rotary International President  2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

Jefferson Rotary Club Dictionary Project 

Jefferson Rotarians delivered dictionaries bright and early Friday, August 30, 2019 to Third Graders at Jefferson Elementary and Cypress Bend Elementary schools.  This project, as well as the  Dolly Parton Imagination Library, helps Rotary promote literacy in Marion County.
Jefferson Rotary Club Dictionary Project  2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Carthage Rotary Club's Dictionary Project  2019-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation:  Fundraising Resources & Tips

With the beginning of a new Rotary year, and summer coming to an end, I hope that you are relaxed and recharged for the busy season ahead. District events like Membership and Foundation Training and Foundation Dinners are fast approaching. I have included some resources below to help kick start your fundraising efforts.

Rotary Foundation Basics e-learning module
As Rotarians and leaders, you have access to Rotary's online Learning Center which offers several courses to assist you in your leadership role. 
 
The Rotary Foundation:  Fundraising Resources & Tips 2019-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise RC and BWI Companies 2nd Year to Sponsor Cub Scout Group

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club is behind Boy Scout of America Caddo Area Council Scout Executive, Anthony Escobar.  Sunrise welcomes Anthony Escobar as he update the Rotarians on the success of the pilot Cub Scout Program at Nash Elementary School.   Sunrise Rotary Club and BWI Companies will sponsor 32 Cub Scouts for the 2nd year beginning in October 2019.  
Texarkana Sunrise RC and BWI Companies 2nd Year to Sponsor Cub Scout Group 2019-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

PDG Bill Hedges at Work 

PDG Bill Hedges volunteered with Dr. Harold Hedges installing a stone wall and stone in flower beds at Episcopal Camp Mitchell on Mt. Petit Jean, Ark. 
PDG Bill Hedges at Work  2019-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

September 2019-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. 

Rotary's 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.

HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN:

September 2019-Basic Education and Literacy Month  2019-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

Pittsburg Rotary Members Replace Display Flags

Pittsburg Rotarians had a workday to replace damaged flags for display around Camp County and Pittsburg for special national holidays.  The repair team is pictured L-R, Sabin Warrick, Vee Couch, AJ Mason, Mike Reynolds, Shawn Kennington, Vernon Rowe, Gary George, Eric Fruin, Jim Archer, Harold Holyfield, Chris Lummus.
Pittsburg Rotary Members Replace Display Flags 2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

District Leadership at Zone Training 

District 5830 Leadership attends Zone Training. 
 
From left to right: President of Marshall Rotary Club Barbara Judkins,  PDG & VG Ted Huffhines, PDG & Membership Chair Lee Montgomery, DGE Jack Welge
 
 
District Leadership at Zone Training  2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

DG Jim's Official visit to Pittsburg RC

Pittsburg Rotary Club members welcome DG Jim Finstrom and wife Tricia to their club.
 
From left to right:  AG Nathan Reves, Club President Kay Green, Tricia Finstorm and DG Jim. 
 
DG Jim's Official visit to Pittsburg RC 2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians at work in Tyler 

PDG Bill Hedges volunteers at East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, Texas. This project is sponsored by the Tyler Rotary Club.
 
Rotarians at work in Tyler  2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

A & M Fish Camp

PDG Bill Hedges worked at the month long A&M Fish Camp in Palestine, Tex. cleaning up cabins for the 2019 Freshman Class. With broom in hand he joined other volunteers in this worthwhile task.  For non-Aggies, Fish Camp is a 4-day extended orientation program that takes place at Lakeview Conference Center in Palestine, Texas.
 

Fish Camp is led by A&M students who are passionate about making the first year of college a success for freshmen!

Every counselor has valuable personal experience, so they can offer advice about classes, College Station, and anything else you need as you begin your journey as an Aggie!

A & M Fish Camp 2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Kilgore and Lions Club work together

Rotarians and Lions working together at the KISD One Stop registration helping students get ready for the beginning of school. Lions taught the Rotarians how to check the students vision and Rotarians measured the feel of students for a new pair of shoes and socks.
 
 
Rotary Club of Kilgore and Lions Club work together 2019-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulation! DGND Carolyn Franks 

CAROLYN FRANKS is a native of Pittsburg, Texas and a graduate of Pittsburg High School and the University of North Texas.  District Governor Nominee Designate Carolyn Franks will hold the District Governor position from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
 
From 1987-1998 she taught choir and piano at Pittsburg ISD where she started the piano program which still is being taught today at Pittsburg Jr. High and High School.
 
She currently serves on the boards of the Camp County Historical Commission, the Pittsburg-Camp County Library, the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Pittsburg Rotary Club and the 20th Century Study Club. 
Congratulation! DGND Carolyn Franks  2019-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

District Leadership Team at Council of Governors Meeting 

2019-2020 Leadership Team at the COG Meeting on August 3, 2019 in Longview, Texas. 
Back Row left to right: PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Lee Montgomery, PDG John Henson, DG Jim Finstrom, DGE Jack Welge, PDG Tom DeWitt, PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, PDG Jim Archer, PDG & VG Ted Huffhines,
Front Row left to right: DGND Carolyn Franks, PDG John Jetter, PDG Fay J. Durrant, IPDG Judy Guthrie, PDG Jo Ann Parkman, PDG Shirley Griffin, Attended not pictured: DGN Mike Groom 
 
Congratulation to Pittsburg Rotary Club Past President Carolyn Franks for being selected as the 2022-2023 District Governor.  
District Leadership Team at Council of Governors Meeting  2019-08-03 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring Sulphur Spring Rotarian Stan Kent

Stan Kent and his wife Nancy, along with three horses, moved to Sulphur Springs, Texas over several months in 2014.  Stan had retired from the school district in Wichita, Kansas, located a large ranch with a stable (to which he later added riding arena) in the Sulphur Springs area, and started the next phase of his life.   He remarks: ‘June was probably NOT the best time to start the move to Texas!’
 
 

 
Honoring Sulphur Spring Rotarian Stan Kent 2019-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Texarkana International RC Community Involvement  2019-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Kilgore Rotary Club Shoe Project 

Jerry Camp and Tom Sartor are ready for Day 2 of the Rotary Club of Kilgore Shoe Project.  They measured 397 students for shoes.  
Kilgore Rotary Club Shoe Project  2019-08-02 05:00:00Z 0

Join us in Honolulu June 9, 2020

Now is the time to register for RI Convention 2020.  You will see beautiful scenes, fantastic food and activities and most importantly wonderful fellowship with your Rotary International Family. Register today!   http://www.riconvention.org/en
A Rotary Young Professional Special Event 21 & Up. 
Join us in Honolulu June 9, 2020 2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tyler Policemen at Bergfeld Park 

Thank You! Tyler Police Department for setting a great example and having fun with the Tyler Kiddos.  This was Splasher Grand Opening at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
 
Tyler Policemen at Bergfeld Park  2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Membership and New Club Development Month 

STATE OF ROTARY MEMBERSHIP As of 1 January 2019
•1,206,501 ROTARIANS, which is an increase of 11,394 members since 1 July. 
•35,663 CLUBS (down 18 from 1 July). Starting new clubs expands our reach and increases our capacity for service around the world. We know that for many clubs, flexibility has proven a great way to address the varied needs of club members.
•Women now make up 23 percent of our membership, an increase of about 1 percent since 1 July.
•The information in Rotary Club Central suggests that the majority of our members are between ages 50 and 69, though accurate percentages are hard to gauge because 41 percent do not include their age in their membership profiles.
 
Click Here for more information on Membership Development (https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/learn-topic/membership)
 
 
Membership and New Club Development Month  2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Iron House Square in Mineola 

The Rotary Club of Mineola donated 20 Live Oak Trees to Iron House Square in Mineola and this was tree watering day.   " Teaching our future generation to care for our park."
Iron House Square in Mineola  2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

PDG Ted Huffhines at Zone Meeting

PDG, VG and District Foundation Chair, Ted Huffhines was in New Orleans at a Zone Training Meeting.  Ask PDG Ted about his  "Magic Show".   I understand the "Magic Show" explained how District (club) Grants and Global Grants are funded.   
PDG Ted Huffhines at Zone Meeting 2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club 

Interact students participated at the monthly Texarkana Opportunities residents special needs dance sponsored by the Arkansas Elks Lodge.  The Interact Club has attended this dance for the last 6 years and been able to develop some amazing friendships. 
 
Interact Students at work at a two day event to raise money for Texarkana Detective Holly Smith. 
Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Interact Club  2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Jim Finstrom 

Let us keep membership in mind this month and finish forming our club membership committees and get them working with diversity in mind and planning an event to invite potential members.  We had great Zone Training in New Orleans last month that featured Innovation and Membership and Foundation growth.  The program was innovative and you could see the result of hard work under Chairman Floyd Lancia.  I encourage assistant governors who were not there and club presidents and presidents-elect to go to the Zone Training on August 9 - August 10 in Tulsa,  Oklahoma. ( http://www.rizones30-31.org/) I believe you will not be sorry you went.  Also, keep World Polio Day October 24th in your plans and support Polio Plus, because the end of polio is near and the needs for inoculation are challenging.  We want to remember a successful campaign.  And, come to the Marshall Clubs 100th Anniversary celebration on August 24th which features International President Mark Daniel Maloney.  You will enjoy meeting and hearing him.  Make sure you register soon.  I look forward to seeing you at my club visits.  
Your District Governor.  
Message from DG Jim Finstrom  2019-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Marshall Rotary Club's 100th Year Celebration 

 Did you know that the Rotary Club Of Marshall Texas will be celebrating 100 years of Rotary service this coming August 24th, or, that, among the hundreds of projects initiated by the Marshall club, one of the most profound was having the courage to induct two women (Carolyn Abney and Patti Harris) into Rotary as probably the the first two woman in Texas to be inducted into Rotary in August of 1987, and one of those two women, Patti Harris will be present at this celebration event?  
 
The theme of our centennial banquet is "Celebrating a Century of Changing Lives in Marshall and Beyond".  Rotary International President , 2019-1920, Mark Maloney will be our speaker, and his wife, Gay, who is a Rotarian as well, will be present.

 
Marshall Rotary Club's 100th Year Celebration  2019-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Getting to know your 2019-2020 Governor

Born the oldest of four children in Davenport, Iowa on November 20, 1943, Jim was raised in Aurora, Illinois. He graduated from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1965 and SMU Law School, Dallas, Texas in 1968.
 
After practicing law in Dallas, Texas for many years, in 1985 he moved to Jefferson, Texas where he continues his practice.  Jim served as District Attorney from January 1993 to December 2004 in Marion County, Texas. In the summer of 2018 Jim was honored for having practiced law for 50 years.
Getting to know your 2019-2020 Governor 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Marshall Rotary Club Celebrates their 100th Year 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 District 5830 Leadership Team 

 
 
 
 
 
 
On June 29, 2019 in Jefferson, Texas, District 5830 Leadership Team was installed as the District Officers for 2019-2020.  The District Leaders were challenged to support DG Jim Finstrom and Rotary International President Mark Maloney theme "Rotary Connects the World".  
2019-2020 District 5830 Leadership Team  2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Leadership Change

PDG Carroll Greenwaldt inducts and congratulates District 5830 2019-2020 DG Jim Finstrom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DG Jim Finstrom congratulates IPDG Judy Guthrie on a successful year and presents a framed art piece of IPDG Judy's Rotary Theme. All the pictures taken at the event will be placed on the District Photo Album. 
District Leadership Change 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
West Bowie Rotary Club At Work In Their Community  2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Lindale Rotary Club & Lindale American Legion Joint Project  2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Oaklawn Rotary Club at work in Texarkana 

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club makes a generous donation to Texarkana, Tx Parks & Recreation to purchase additional picnic benches for the Rotary Splash-Pad at Spring Lake Park. 
 
Oaklawn Rotary Club at work in Texarkana  2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Longview Midtown Rotarians at work  2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulation to Carolyn Franks 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

50 Years of Rotary Service

During the joint end of year celebration of Texarkana's  5 local Rotary Clubs, Oaklawn Rotary Club member Winford Dunn was honored as he celebrates 50 years as a Rotarian!   
Pictures from left to right: Oaklawn Rotary Club President, Jennifer Stuart, Winford Dunn, Past President Stefanie Brazile, PDG & Guest Speaker Lee Montgomery. 
 
 
50 Years of Rotary Service 2019-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
South Tyler Rotary Club Wins Bill Campbell Award  2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Club Scout Pack End of Year Celebration 

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and BWI Companies, Inc. partnered in September 2018 to sponsor Caddo Area Council Scoutreach Pack 530 at Nash Elementary.  Scoutreach Coordinator Sarah White, Intern Brianna Black and Program Aides, presented awards to the Pack at a year end celebration.  Complete with the pledge, moto and fun snacks from Sunrise Rotary Club. 
Club Scout Pack End of Year Celebration  2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Jim Finstrom 

Well, I have been installed as your 2019-2020 District Governor and am eager to go forward.  So that we might all receive the Presidential Citation, this month let's begin by appointing or re-appointing an active club membership committee and an active Foundation committee, with each comprised of no less than five members and report the chairs to Rotary International.  Respective goals could include an increase in club membership and an increased donation to both the Foundation and Polio Plus.  I look forward to meeting with each of your clubs.  Please let me know how I may be of service above self to you.  We will connect Rotary with the world together.
 
I am extending my personal invitation for all District 5830 Rotarians  to attend the Marshall 100th anniversary celebration on August 24, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Marshall Convention Center in Marshall, Texas, with  our International President, Mark Daniel Maloney, giving the keynote address.   This will be a rare opportunity to personally meet and greet an International President and I think you will love Mark Daniel Maloney.  I specially invite members of the Jefferson, Longview, Tyler, and Carthage Clubs, which were begun by the Marshall Club.  I would love to give him the biggest Texas welcome we can muster.  Please register at MarshallRotary.org and be a part of this exciting celebration.  
Message from DG Jim Finstrom  2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Rotarians  Salutes our Military 

Texarkana Rotarians building America Flags on the 75th celebration of D Day.  After 2 hours of building Amercian flags, Texarkana Rotary Club members Salute our Military.   Texarkana's four Rotary Clubs deliver approximately 4700 flags six times a year to Businesses and Individuals. Displaying that many flags at one time on Holidays is a beautiful site.    
Texarkana Rotarians  Salutes our Military  2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

District 5830 Rotarians in Hamburg, Germany

District 5830 Rotarians enjoyed the 2019 Rotary International Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Rotarians had the opportunity to see some historial places like the remains of the Berlin Wall. 
 
District 5830 Rotarians in Hamburg, Germany 2019-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Cedar Creek Lake RC's 23rd Annual Celebrity Waiter Event

The Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club is holding their 23rd annual Celebrity Waiter Event on AUGUST 17, 2019 at the CR Legacy Event Center, in Gun Barrel City.  This is www.RotaryCCL.org main fund raising event each year.  Please contact Cedar Creek Lake to sponsor a table or click on the link below to purchase an individual ticket for $100.00 per ticket. Supporting KLOTHES FOR KIDS and the continuing effort to eradicate POLIO…
 
Cedar Creek Lake RC's 23rd Annual Celebrity Waiter Event 2019-06-05 05:00:00Z 0

Marshall Rotary Club 100th Celebration 

Registration for Marshall Rotary Club's 100 Celebration event on Aug. 24 is now open on the Marshall web site.  Rotary International President's Mark Maloney will be the Guest  Speaker. 
 
Marshall, TX Rotary Club, was Chartered, August 1st, 1919.  We will be "Celebrating a Century of Changing Lives in Marshall – and Beyond",at 5:30 PM, August 24, 2019, at the Marshall Convention Center, Marshall Texas
 
Marshall Rotary Club 100th Celebration  2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

2019 Rotary Council on Legislation Actions

PDG John Jetter attended the triennial Rotary Council on Legislation as RI District 5830’s representative.  The Council met at the Hyatt Regency Chicago April 14 to 18, 2019.  The Council (one representative for each of 530 plus districts) considered 117 enactments of which 42 were adopted.
 
The 2019 Council on Legislation was not near as progressive as the 2016 Council.  However, it did take some interesting actions.
 
The Councils actions will effect changes to The Rotary International constitution and bylaws and the Rotary club constitution and suggested bylaws.  These changes will be effective July 1, 2019.  Clubs should be aware that they will be required to adopt the new club constitution and review their bylaws to ensure conformity with the new constitutions and bylaws by July 1, 2019.  When they become available, please download them from the Rotary International website.
 
Please click on “Read More” below to see John’s summary of the significant actions taken.
 
John wishes to thank the Rotarians of District 5830 for the opportunity to serve them as the district’s representative to the 2019 Councils on Legislation.  Attending such Rotary events is always an eye opening and thought provoking Rotary experience!
 
Please feel free to call John with your comments or questions.
2019 Rotary Council on Legislation Actions 2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

Atlanta RC Next Chapter Book Club

Atlanta Area club has been sponsoring a “Next Chapter Book Club” for the last 2 years. Members Sheri New, David Lester and Fern Porter have been encouraging these “reading challenged” adults to open up the world of books and discover new vistas! This year they read about cats who can walk through walls and horses that can soar over stiles. There have been fun moments of suspense as we read each week.
Atlanta RC Next Chapter Book Club 2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

District 5830 4 Way Speech Contest 

4 Way Test Speech Contest winners and sponsoring club.
Winner of the 4 Way Test Speech Contest.  From left to right:
Connelly Cowan 3rd Place Winner from Mt. Pleasant
Jorgann Hulyerson 1st Place Winner from Cedar Creek Lake
Brian Baird 2nd Place Winner from Mt. Vernon. 
 
 
 
District 5830 4 Way Speech Contest  2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Register NOW for DGE Jim Finstrom  and District Officers Installation 2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

 Global Scholar

 Connor Lind, 2018-2019 District 5830 Global Scholar.  Clubs can have a Global Scholar coordinator and all members can be on the lookout for possible students looking to pursue a Masters Degree in one of Rotary's 6 Areas of Focus. Applicants  should be accepted by their college/university. Clubs can get applications and information at Rotary.org by searching Global Grants. Nominations can be sent to the District Administrator in the fall of 2019 or no later than January 31, 2020. PDG Lee Montgomery is available for assistance at d5830leem1617@gmail.com
 

 

 Global Scholar 2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Rotary Fellowships Month 2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

Athens Rotary Club's Scholarship Recipients 

Orval Pirtle Memorial Scholarships-- Athens
Cole Sumrall- Athens, Maribel Figueroa - Athens, Victor Silva - Brownsboro, Ashlyn Gartman - Brownsboro, William Scott Blair Jr. - Cross Roads, Madelynn Arwood - Cross Roads, Zoe Hebrank - LaPoynor, Whitney Berryhill - LaPoynor
Ron Baugh Scholarship-Athens
Bandera Barter - Athens, Caitlin Bomer - Athens, Natalie Harrell - Athens, Yasmin Torres - Brownsboro, Danaleigh Stiles - Cross Roads, Hayley Ned - Trinidad
Athens Rotary Club's Scholarship Recipients  2019-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

2018-2019  DG  Judy Guthrie Multi-District Conference Cruise

Well....those of you who didn't go on the Multi District Conference Cruise missed a really good time!! We had really good speakers, played games to win prizes, helped the District in Cozumel paint a school, had beautiful weather and wonderful food. All in all, everyone had fun! WE WERE ON A CRUISE Y'ALL and didn't spend all day in a meeting room. We had speakers on Friday and Sunday mornings plus a memorial service for Rotarians in our four Districts who had passed away this past year. We had games in the afternoons if you wanted to play.....hula hoop, shuffleboard, and bean bag throw (also known as corn hole). I'm proud to say that a Rotarian from 5830, Mary Moss and her husband Bill won the bean bag throw!! I hope the DGs following us will do something for their District Conferences that is as much fun as this one was and can manage to get as many good speakers as we had. Please see pictures of the fun on the District Website Photo Album. 
 
In Rotary Service
2018-2019 District 5830 Governor Judy Guthrie
2018-2019  DG  Judy Guthrie Multi-District Conference Cruise 2019-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

In June 1945, Marshall RC sponsors Carthage Rotary Club 

Marshall Rotary Club sponsors Carthage Rotary Club.  Even more relevant than that is the fact that Judy Guthrie is the 2018-2019 District Governor of District 5830.  Judy was the first female member of the Rotary Club of Carthage, having joined in February of 2004!  Written by: PDG Jim Fitzgerald
 
The flash back into the past requires that the stage be set. World War II had ended May 8, 1945, but the war in Japan was still raging. 
 
A little over a month later, in the Sunday, June 17, 1945 edition of the Marshall News Messenger, Marshall club president, Gordon Boone, announced that several members of the Marshall and Center Texas Rotary clubs had met for the first meeting of the new Rotary club in Carthage, Texas, Friday June 15.
In June 1945, Marshall RC sponsors Carthage Rotary Club  2019-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 District Governor Judy Guthrie  

Well, it looks like this is my Swan Song!  All I can say is that it has been a heckuva a ride!  This past year will be one of the fondest memories I will ever have.  I have seen people I haven't seen in a long time and met some very fine Rotarians whom I didn't know but can now call my friends.  We have a great District with some amazing people who helped me out at every corner....for which I am eternally grateful.  It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye;  but you will see me again in the coming years as I don't intend to disappear!  Yours in Rotary Service, Judy
 
Carthage Rotary Club members from left to right: Back row-Cindy Deloney, Nick Durham, Renee Nolen, Barbara Cordell, Joe Bostick, Jim Young, Tommie Smith, Randy Liedtke, Lynda Seidel, Ray Schieffer, Keri Vance, Front row- Lynn Vincent, Carson Joines, Ann Flowers, Bev Brown, Lincoln King and DG Judy. 
 
2018-2019 District Governor Judy Guthrie   2019-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

 District 5830 4 Way Speech Contest 

Our annual 4 Way Speech Contest was a great success!  We had 19 contestants this year and being a judge is becoming more and more difficult.  These young people are just getting better and better.  The First, Second and Third Place winners are pictured here.  Congratulations to them and all the contestants for a job well done!

A big "Thank You" to Amy Hinton and the Members of Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club for hosting the event. In Rotary Service,
DG Judy
 
From Left to right: 3rd place winner Connelly Cowan from Mt. Pleasant, 1st place winner Jorgann Hulyerson from Cedar Creek Lake, 2nd place winner Brian Baird from Mt. Vernon.  
 District 5830 4 Way Speech Contest  2019-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Four Rotary Clubs Honor Area Teachers 

Texarkana Teachers were honored on April 25, 2019 during the Texarkana Rotary Clubs' 26th Annual Cecil Phillips Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.  Rotary International's theme for 2018-2019 is "Be the Inspiration" and guest speaker Johnny Key, the Commissioner of Education for the Arkansas Department of Education built upon that theme and spoke about the teachers who inspired him through his educational career. He also commended Texarkana's Teachers on remaining an inspiration in the classroom.
From left to right: Sunrise Rotary member and Luncheon Committee Member assisted DG Judy Guthrie with a gift of appreciation to Keynote Speaker Johnny Key. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Left to right: Oaklawn President, Stefanie Brazile, Johnny Key, Oaklawn President Elect  Jennifer Stuart and Oaklawn Secretary, Tonya Duphy. 
Texarkana Four Rotary Clubs Honor Area Teachers  2019-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary women who are leading the fight to end polio 

During International Women's Day, Women shared stories of humanitarian service. District 5830 Leadership Team is adding "Our Polio Warrior, PDG Shirley Griffin to list of outstanding women.   

PDG Shirley Griffin who was recently honored by our District 5830  for her leadership in raising over $750,000 over the last 10-15 years to eradicate Polio.

Left to right: Dr. John Griffin, PDG Ann Lee Hussey, PDG Shirley Griffin and DG Judy Guthrie

Clink below to read about the other 5 Women that shared their story during International Women's Day.  https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-women-inspire-international-womens-day .

Rotary women who are leading the fight to end polio  2019-04-23 05:00:00Z 0

Gilmer Interact Club Sponsoring 5 K Run 

The Gilmer Interact Club will sponsor a 5k Color Run to benefit local non-profit Refuge International on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. starting a Gilmer High School and finishing at the Gilmer Square for the Cherokee Rose Festival.  The first 30 runners will receive t-shirts, $15.00 per runner. 
Gilmer Interact Club Sponsoring 5 K Run  2019-04-23 05:00:00Z 0
May is Youth Services Month 2019-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

CONGRATULATIONS to IPDG Ted Huffhines and PDG Dr. Phil Bandel

  It is my pleasure to announce that Ted Huffhines has been selected as District 5830 member to serve on the committee that will meet on September 15 - 30 to nominate the new Director for our Zone 31. Also, congratulations to Dr. Phil Bandel who will serve as our Member Alternate if Ted can't make it.
 
Congratulations to both of these outstanding Rotarians!!

In Rotary Service, DG Judy Guthrie
CONGRATULATIONS to IPDG Ted Huffhines and PDG Dr. Phil Bandel 2019-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Interact Student Honored 

Congratulation to Texarkana Oaklawn's Interact Club member, Kaitlyn Oliver, Arkansas High Senior, for being honored at the annual Leadership Texarkana Lunch with Leaders banquet.  Kaitlyn was one of two recipients presented with a 2019 youth Wilbur Award for Community Leadership!  Kaitlyn has volunteered numerous hours in our community and school through her involvement in Interact, Student Council and other school clubs. She has also attended several community leadership training.
 
Texarkana Interact Student Honored  2019-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Heart to Heart 

Thank you IPDG Ted Huffhines for educating Texarkana's  Oaklawn, Sunrise and Wilbur Smith Rotary clubs the week of April 15, 2019 about "Heart to Heart".  Heart to Heart is Rotary's efforts in Mexico to improve schools
and healthcare in and around the city of more than 20 million people. 
Heart to Heart  2019-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 District 5830 Training Assembly 

DGE Jim Finstrom welcomed 109 Rotarians to the 2019-2020 District Training Assembly that was held at the Mt. Pleasant ISD Administration Building in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on April 6, 2019.  I believe everyone was energized with our Guest Speaker Mitty Chang's motivational presentation on Membership.   A big "Thank You" goes out to Judd Marshall, Superintendent of Education for the Mt. Pleasant ISD and members of the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club for all their help and support to make this an outstanding event. 
2019-2020 District 5830 Training Assembly  2019-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Honoring the memory of Cesar Castro and Local Home Town Girl 

Members of Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club gathered in support of  their home town girl, Riley Thompson of Mabank.  Riley, who is only 16, made it to the final 14 on ‘American Idol.  Unfortunately, Riley is out...but she’s staying strong with an extremely bright future.
 
Also fellow Rotarian, Cesar Castro passed away on April 5th. In honor of Cesar's memory all the Rotarians dressed in colorful clothing and costumes to honor a character..liked by all who know him; Cesar was really into the "pirate thing".
Honoring the memory of Cesar Castro and Local Home Town Girl  2019-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Three Tornadoes hit Alto, Texas

 PDG Bill Hedges is with Emergency Response Coordinator at Alto, Tx tornado site.   Volunteers helped with debris removal after three tornadoes swept through the City of Alto on April 16, 2019.    The path of destruction was a quarter mile wide. Many house were demolished by the strong winds.  Additional volunteers are still needed along with warehouse needs to serve the resident in Alto.  Local logging truck operators and kitchen crews and food donation were plentiful. 
Three Tornadoes hit Alto, Texas 2019-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulation Longview Rotary Club 

The Rotary Club of Longview’s “ROTAVIEW” has been selected as the District 5830 Rotary Contest Winner for 1Q2019. ROTAVIEW is an excellent example a club bulletin that displays a positive image within its community, serves as a great means of attracting prospective members, and is very effective in communicating current information to its membership.  
(You can find a copy of the winning entry “ROTAVIEW” on the District Website documents downloads.)
Congratulation Longview Rotary Club  2019-04-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Tyler Recognizes Smith County Students and Teachers 

Rotary Club of Tyler President George Roberts greet more than 300 Students, Teachers and Guests  at the Annual Young Citizens Awards Banquet the evening of April 16, 2019.  Their Keynote Speaker was Phil Burks who  thanks students for inspiring him to do his best as he hears of their many accomplishments and goals. Seated at the head table are (L) Rotary Club of Tyler Past-President David Jones, Rotary Club of Tyler President-Elect Dr. D.M. Edwards, Keynote Speaker and Founder & CEO of the Genesis Group Phil Burks, and Rotary Club of Tyler President George Robert.  The banquet was held at the  University of Texas at Tyler Ornelas Activity Center.
 
 
Rotary Club of Tyler Recognizes Smith County Students and Teachers  2019-04-18 05:00:00Z 0
Henderson Rotary Club welcomes DG Judy  2019-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Girls Night Out Fundraiser

Bingo! The Paris Rotary Club’s first Women’s Night Out was a hit, raising more than $25,000 to support the organization’s various community service programs. The offering was a night of fun, fellowship and fundraising at the Love Civic Center on Thursday as hundreds of women came to play bingo for the chance to win one of several designer purses. Rotary Club President Andy Cobb said, "more than 500 tickets were sold prior to the event, far exceeding my expectations."
 
Girls Night Out Fundraiser 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

South Tyler RC received "A Proclamation

City of Tyler Mayor Martin Heines proclaimed February 23, 2019 as "The Rotary Club of South Tyler Day".  Mayor Heines presented the proclamation to President Amanda Folmar at their March 4th meeting.  City Council members Don Warren and Bob Westbrook, both members of our club are also shown in the picture. The proclamation coincided with the 114th anniversary of Rotary International.
 
South Tyler RC received "A Proclamation"  2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Athens' Students of the Month

Donna Meredith, President of Athen's Rotary Club, congratulates the Rotary Students of the Month:
 
Fowler- ACPA High School, Heidi Davis -AISD Middle School, Yuvia Leon-AISD High School, Mitchell Koerth - ACPA Middle School
 

 
Athens' Students of the Month 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Local Teacher Benefits from Fundraiser

Everyone had a great time at O’FarrellVineyards 
when the Atlanta Area club hosted the recent event to raise grant money for a local teacher who tells how she will teach the 4-Way Test in her classroom.  Interacters from Queen City High school assisted with parking and delivering glasses of water. Pictured are Fern and Jerry Porter, President of Atlanta Rotary Club with some of their friends. Music was provided by Randy Aterbaumer.
Local Teacher Benefits from Fundraiser 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Oaklawn Rotary Club  " A Club of Action"

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club's Rotarians support the Texarkana Harvest Regional Food Bank.  Did you know that 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger in the Texarkana area and 1 in 4 of those people are children?
 
 
The Club's guest speaker, Doug Dietz  spoke to the members about the role Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank plays across the communities in our regions.  Harvest Regional Food Bank has been in Texarkana since 1989.  Each year they help distribute approximately 3.2 million pounds of food through various programs.  One of those programs is the Backpack Program. 
Oaklawn Rotary Club  " A Club of Action" 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Oaklawn Rotary Club "Charter First Program"

Oaklawn Rotary Club celebrates their youth leaders that participates in the Character First Program.  
 
Receiving the Character First Awards are Jenna Dupree and Jackson Ship. 
Oaklawn Rotary Club "Charter First Program" 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulation to DGE Jim Finstrom

During Jefferson Rotary Club's monthly Service Above Self Meet & Greet, President Brooke Bradley-LaFleur and future Rotarian, Tripp LeFleur presented DGE Jim Finstrom his Paul Harris Fellow +5 pin.
Congratulation to DGE Jim Finstrom 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

April is Maternal and Child Health Month 

Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. 

Rotary expands 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.

April is Maternal and Child Health Month  2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

 2019 Longview Greggton PRCA Rodeo

Save the Date! Longview Greggton Rotary will sponsored PRCA Rodeo on April 12 & 13, 2019. Gates open at 5:45 pm both nights.
Visits longviewrodeo.org for more information about tickets, sponsorships and vendor information.
 2019 Longview Greggton PRCA Rodeo 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

Wilbur Smith RC Four Way Test  Speech Winners 

 Congratulations to Wilbur Smith Rotary Club's Four Way Test Speech contest winners.  This year's theme is: Using the Four Way Test- How will you be an inspiration to your school and your community?
Upper left: 1st Place Winner - Adison Cummings from Arkansas High
Lower left: 2nd Place Winner - Thomas Stutton from Texas Hight
Upper right: 3rd Place Winner - Alydia Howard with Liberty Eylau
Wilbur Smith RC Four Way Test  Speech Winners  2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0
Lindale Rotary Club's Annual Fundraiser 2019-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 Leadership Team at PETS 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"We enjoyed meeting 2019-2020 International President Mark Maloney and listening to his energy-infused plans for 2019-2020 and connecting with other DGE's per our new theme "Rotary Connects the World."  Jim" Finstrom, Dist. 5830 DGE.
 
Go to the Photo Album Library on the District 5830 Website to view additional pictures taken at PETS. 
2019-2020 Leadership Team at PETS  2019-03-23 05:00:00Z 0

2019 District 5830 Foundation Banquet 

On February 23rd, District 5830 Rotarians gathered at the beautiful Northridge Country Club in Texarkana, TX for the 2019 District Foundation Banquet.  Approximately 120 Rotarians, spouses, and guests shared a lovely meal.  Very generous Rotarians who had attained their first Paul Harris Fellow award and additional levels were honored.  Others were honored as new Paul Harris Society participants. Trey Smith of Longview was honored for his advancing in his Major Donor level to Level II.    PDG Ted and Angela Huffhines were given a standing ovation for their generous support of the Rotary Foundation, achieving Arch Klumph Trustee’s Circle status. 
 
The following were recognized for the PHF advancements: IPDG Ted Huffhines, DGE Jim Finstrom, Carolyn Franks, Amanda Folmar, Diane Kavanaughn, AG John Hart, Bill, DG Judy Guthrie, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt. Clubs were also honored for their Polio Plus and Annual Fund (SHARE) contributions in 2018.
The highlight of the evening was the keynote address by Ann Lee Hussey from Maine.  Ann Lee shared her story as a Polio Survivor and then shared her experiences in being a global leader in the fight to eradicate Polio, having led or participated in over 30 National Immunization Days in various parts of the world.  In each of these, millions and even 10’s of millions of children are immunized within the short space of a week to 10 days.  Ann Lee’s address was truly spellbinding! 
 
Presentation of Appreciation to Ann Lee Hussey - From left to right: PDG & Foundation Chair Carroll Greenwaldt, Ann Lee Hussey, DG Judy Guthrie
2019 District 5830 Foundation Banquet  2019-03-07 06:00:00Z 0

Paris United RYLA Camp Report 

  The Rotary Club of Paris United sponsored 12 Juniors from local High Schools and 2 student leaders from Paris Junior College to participate in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) camp the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 in Athens, TX, along with approximately 90 other high school students from NE Texas. RYLA is an international program that was created by Rotary International to encourage strong leadership in youth. Young people selected for their leadership potential attend a weekend camp to develop and enhance leadership skills through activities conducted in an atmosphere of trust and respect.
Paris United RYLA Camp Report  2019-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

Longview-Greggton Build Day with Beds of Hope

Beds of Hope is a nonprofit that provides beds to children in the case of Child Protective Services in Gregg, Rusk, Harrison and Upshur counties. The children cannot be placed until they have a bed.
 
Beds of Hope was one of the recipients of funds raised by the Longview-Greggton club during our October concert fundraiser featuring Amy Grant. The money allowed the group to buy materials to build 40 beds.
 
During the Build Day, club members helped put together bed frames, prepare the wood pieces for the frames and help get them ready for transport. They also got a chance to work alongside some of the members of the Longview Midtown Rotary Club, who were also there for a service project.
Longview-Greggton Build Day with Beds of Hope 2019-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Wilbur Smith Rotary Club Service Above Self 

Randy Sams Shelter was established as a homeless shelter by the Sams family in memory of their son.  The shelter provides breakfast and dinner, along with separated sleeping areas for men and women.  They also provide limited vocational training, life skills and counseling.  Evening meals are provided by churches and other civic organizations, along with food donations from restaurants and food pantries.  Residents are assigned case managers and are enrolled in 90 day programs of assistance.
Wilbur Smith Rotary Club Service Above Self  2019-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

March is Water and Sanitation Month 

Every day is World Water Day with Rotary 

At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water, a grim reminder for Rotary members who make providing clean water and sanitation an organizational priority. While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for our members to provide toilets and latrines and other clean water initiatives in underdeveloped countries. Members also teach these communities to maintain new infrastructure, and organize educational projects to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

March is Water and Sanitation Month  2019-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Atlanta Rotary Club Fundraiser March 22, 2019 

Atlanta Rotary Club would like you to join them for a fun event! "Sip, Sip, Hooray" at O'Farrell Country Vineyards near Atlanta, March 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m.   The cost is $50 for 2 people which will include a couple of glasses of wine, nibbles and music. Please RSVP by calling or texting Fern Porter at 903-691-9717.  Please mail your check payable to Atlanta Rotary Club attention Fern Porter, 1231 FM 251 North, Atlanta, Tx. 75551.  Deadline to send your $50.00 is March 14,  2019 . There is limited number of tickets available, so act quickly!
 
The profits from the winery event will benefit a teacher with a grant.
 
Atlanta Rotary Club Fundraiser March 22, 2019  2019-03-03 06:00:00Z 0
Hugo, Okla Rotary Club Little Libraries Project  2019-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Paris Rotary" Pride Program"

The Rotary Club of Paris United had a very enjoyable program during their meeting on Jan 31st presented by Debb Fleming and her Student Team(s) from Crockett Intermediate School in Paris, TX. “Paris Pride” is a program to increase access to Lamar County's history. The students are researching the history of chosen buildings and will link all our documented building's history with a QR Code attached to the building. They are raising money to purchase brass plaques to put on 6 of the downtown plaza buildings with the name of the building in 1917.
Paris Rotary" Pride Program" 2019-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

South Tyler RC Member Honored 

South Tyler Rotary member Tom Perkins was sworn into the Texas State Guard, taking command of 3rd Battalion, 19th Regiment which will be headquartered in Tyler. Rotarians there in support were Bob Westbrook, Jackie Cannon, Amanda Folmar, Mallory Mazarakes, and Sam Scarborough.
South Tyler RC Member Honored  2019-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

South Tyler Rotary Club 

South Tyler Rotary Club had an off campus visit to Breckenridge Village. They were able to visit with the residents, had a panel discussion and toured the facility. Lots of fun! The top picture is  South Tyler RC President Amanda Folmar, Steven Campbell the executive director for Breckinridge Village and our panel of speakers.
 Rotarians pictured took the off campus tour.
South Tyler Rotary Club  2019-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians Honored 

Caddo Area Council held a Recognition Banquet February 8, 2019 and honored Sunrise Rotary Club President Elect Mary Wormington and Nash City Mayor Robert Bunch and Co-Owner of BWI for co-sponsoring a new Club Scout Troop in Nash, Texas. They received the Caddo Area Council Whitney M. Young award that recognizes outstanding service by an adult for demonstrating involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for from low-income backgrounds.  
 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians Honored  2019-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Longview Rotarian Honored 

 Congratulations to Longview Rotarian Allen McReynolds for a job well done obtaining the Texas Historial Commission Designation and Marker for Fisher Cemetery of Longview cemetery.
Longview Rotarian Honored  2019-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

In Memory of Mineola RC Member 

Wayne Collins was a dedicated member of the Mineola club. DG Judy Guthrie had the privilege of meeting him twice before he passed. In fact, DG Judy also met his daughter (pictured).
In Memory of Mineola RC Member  2019-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Thoughts and Prayers are with the Citizens of Athens, Texas 

Message to Athens Rotary Club members and the Citizens of Athens, Texas from PDG John Henson, " I think I can speak for all of our 5830 Rotary Family when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Athens as they cope with the terrible accident that took the life of a middle school student and sent others to the hospital.  To the members of the Rotary Club of Athens, we are with you."
Thoughts and Prayers are with the Citizens of Athens, Texas  2019-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student
 

District 5830 Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) student, Stella, had the opportunity to join nearly 200 other inbound students from across the globe in Tulsa, Oklahoma at SCRYE weekend.  If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Stella yet, I hope you will before the end of her exchange year. She is not only a wonderful ambassador for Germany, but she is also a perfect ambassador for RYE.  In addition to taking advanced placement courses at Pleasant Grove High School, Stella was part of the school's fall play.  She is also part of the tennis team and has started track practice.  Rotary Youth Exchange is a powerful program?  If you would like more information on the RYE program please contact Rachel Trimble at RYE5830@gmail.com.
Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student  2019-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Randy Sams receives $600.00 grant

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary Club donated $600.00 to Randy Sams from funds raised at their annual draw down.  
 
The colder weather has seen an increase in people staying at the shelter, which is averaging 100-120 people per night currently.  The Shelter will be utilizing the donation to buy 6 mattresses for cots that currently do not have mattresses, proving additional sleeping space. 
Pictured left to right: Helen Diggs and Rotarian Carol Wilder
 
 
Texarkana Randy Sams receives $600.00 grant 2019-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

World War II Veteran Mr. James Upchurch honored guest of Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club 

On January 23, 2019, James Upchurch of Texarkana told the Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club the incredible story of landing at Iwo Jima in the spring of 1945 near the end of WWII.  He was a Navy enlisted sailor on the USS Bollinger, a Navy vessel commissioned just one year earlier to carry 1500 Marines to battle. In 1944, Mr. Upchurch joined the Navy as a 16 or 17 year old youngster.
 
Pictured from left to right:  Joe Warren, Sunrise RC member, Mr. James Upchurch, Past President Patti Collier 
 
 
 
World War II Veteran Mr. James Upchurch honored guest of Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club  2019-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Conflict and violence displaced more than 68 million people in the past year, and half of those are children.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.

HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPEN

Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month 2019-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

RYLA Website is working 

I am sure you are aware that the RYLA Website has been experiencing problems. The RYLA Board of Directors send apologizes for any inconvenience.  They are hopeful that the problems have been resolved.  The District Club representative is Jeff Miller and he can be reached at  903-245-6202 or email pinevideo@mail.com
CLICK HERE for Website or use www.ryla5830.org
RYLA Website is working  2019-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 RI President and Theme 

Daniel Maloney, of the Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
“The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney, an attorney. He aims to support and strengthen clubs at the community level, preserve Rotary’s culture as a service-oriented membership organization, and test new regional approaches for growth. "With the eradication of polio, recognition for Rotary will be great and the opportunities will be many,” he says. “We have the potential to become the global powerhouse for doing good.”
 
2019-2020 RI President and Theme  2019-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Press Release - Invitation to the 2019 Foundation Dinner 

NEWS RELEASE (Event open to Non-Rotarians)
Rotary International's four Texarkana Rotary Clubs are hosting a Rotary Foundation Dinner on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 5:00 until 8:00 in the evening at the Northridge Country Club to benefit the eradication of polio worldwide. Deadline to register is February 18, 2019.      
The 2019 Foundation Dinner is open to Non-Rotarians and Rotarians.  PDG Ann Lee Hussey is our Keynote Speaker and she is traveling from South Berwick, Maine to share an important message about the Eradication of Polio.  We want to make sure her message is shared with our community. This is a great time to invite those individual that want to see first hand what Rotary does Internationally and in our Communities. 
 
Press Release - Invitation to the 2019 Foundation Dinner  2019-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

2019-2020 District 5830 Governor 

Let me introduce you to 2019-2020 District 5830 Governor, Jim Finstrom, Jefferson Texas Rotary Club.. Born the oldest of four children in Davenport, Iowa on November 20, 1943, Jim was raised in Aurora, Illinois. He graduated from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1965 and SMU Law School, Dallas, Texas in 1968.
 
After practicing law in Dallas, Texas for many years, in 1985 he moved to Jefferson, Texas where he continues his practice.  Jim served as District Attorney from January 1993 to December 2004 in Marion County, Texas. In the summer of 2018 Jim was honored for having practiced law for 50 years.
 
 
2019-2020 District 5830 Governor  2019-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

 Rotary International Convention

 
It is not too late to join us at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June. This issue of Convention News contains important program updates to help you plan your convention experience. 
 Rotary International Convention 2019-01-28 06:00:00Z 0

Family of Rotarians 

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's President, Steve Collier and Past President, Patty Collier spent their Wedding Anniversary giving back to the Community by volunteering for the Salvation Army.   That is " Service Above Self" for sure. 
 
Other Sunrise Rotarians that participated in the community event  but not pictured are as follows: Chad Carlile, Terry Davis, Dave Dutton, Shirley Pinnix-Evans, Steve Rogers, Katie Waits Shonkwiler, Karen Wall, Ralph Waits 
Family of Rotarians  2019-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

Henderson RC Christmas Service Projects 

Beckville Interact Club putting together bags of supplies to be handed out to the homeless. 
 
Henderson Rotarians wrapping gifts for needy families.  Gifts were provided for 12 children.  The funds come from a "White Elephant" sale during one club meeting. The club has continued this project for many years. 
 
Henderson RC Christmas Service Projects  2019-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

Idabel RC Serving the Community 

December was a busy month for the Rotarians in Idabel, OK.  They celebrated their 55 years of service along with Senior Santa shopping and gift wrapping dinner.
Events are as follows: Shopping Monday, Dec. 3, Dinner Dec. 5, Clubs 55th Birthday party Dec. 6. - 63 total gifts were taken to three nursing homes and Department of Human Services. 
 
Mark Polsom (Santa)  
Idabel RC Serving the Community  2019-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
New Year Rotary Resolutions  2019-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

Registration is Open for Feb 23, 2019 Foundation Dinner 

Fellow Rotarians:
Please note that the registration for the Foundation Dinner is now open! The theme will be Mardi Gras and we are going to have a blast! There will be 2 cash bars plus hors d'ouvres and your choice of entrée. We have also blocked some rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn at a reduced rate.  Go to upcoming events on the District Website for links to register for the dinner and reserve your hotel room. You can wear your favorite Mardi Gras Beads and/or Mardi Gras Mask! 
 
You Don't Want to Miss This!!
DG Judy

 

Registration is Open for Feb 23, 2019 Foundation Dinner  2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Mineola Rotary welcomes four new members

 

On Monday, December 10, 2018, DG Judy Guthrie was honored to install four new members for the Mineola Rotary Club. Way to go Mineola Rotary Club!
 
New Members: Kraig Yarbrough, Denise Hurst, Beth Shockey and Roy Shockey. 
Mineola Rotary welcomes four new members  2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Winner of Festival of Trees Event

Idabel, OK (December 14, 2018)— Idabel Rotary Club's submission to the 2019 Festival of Trees sponsored by the Museum of the Red River, was selected "Best Tree" in the "Civic and Social Clubs" category.  Decorations included Rotary banners from clubs around the world. Other categories in the annual competition include businesses, school groups, and non-profits. Judges are chosen from each of the categories but are not associated with organizations who have entered a tree. There is also a "Peoples Choice" award from popular voting.

 

 

Winner of Festival of Trees Event 2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

January 2019 Vocational Service Month 

Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.  A copy of a Power Point Presentation on Vocational Service is available on the District Website under download files. 
Through Vocational Service we:
–Serve others by using our unique skills to address community needs
–Empower others through training and skill development
–Inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principles
January 2019 Vocational Service Month  2018-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Longview-Greggton Rotary Club is moving

Message from Longview-Greggton RC President Scott Brunner: I hope all is well and everyone had Wonderful Holidays.   I wanted to make sure that my fellow Rotarians knew that our club is moving to a new location.  We will no longer be meeting at First Baptist Church in Longview.  We will start meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn ,905 E. Hawkins Parkway, Longview, beginning with our January 4, 2019 meeting.  We are set to be in the meeting room Pinehurst B. 
Thanks,
Scott 
Longview-Greggton Rotary Club is moving 2018-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Tyler Rotary Club host Ken Starr 

 Former U.S. solicitor general and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr speaks to Rotarians at a luncheon organized by the Rotary Club of Tyler on Thursday, December 13, 2018.  In August 1994, Starr became independent counsel responsible for overseeing several investigations involving the Clinton Administration, including Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. 

 

Tyler Rotary Club host Ken Starr  2018-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Marshall Interact Club

The Marshall Interact Club has definitely been busy Being the Inspiration in Marshall, TX.  They had a float in the Fire Ant Festival parade.  They distributed candy at the Annual Downtown Candy Fest.  During International Interact Week, they collected and donated canned food items to Mission Marshall, local food pantry.
Congratulation to Junior Vice President Carl Raymundo, for being accepted for Rotary's RYLA Leadership Camp in Athens, Tx.  This is a major accomplishment because only a select few Juniors are accepted. 
Marshall Interact Club 2018-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Diploma Plus Program

In 1998, the Rotary Club of Marshall noticed there was a high rate of high school students quitting high school.  The club decided to implement the Diploma Plus program.  The 1st two students to complete the program graduated and attended college.   April Spears has served as the Diploma Plus Chair for the past two years. She meets with the Diploma Plus students monthly and encouraging them to graduate from high school.  She has truly “Been the Inspiration” in Marshall, TX.  Thanks to her enthusiasm, encouragement and persistence, the students are scheduled to graduate in May 2019.
 
Diploma Plus Program 2018-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Cedar Creek Lake received the Bill Campbell Club of the Year Award 

2017-2018 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club President, Bill Burnett accepts the Bill Campbell Club of the Year Award.   IPDG Ted Huffhines present the award to Cedar Creek Lake for their outstanding community projects and fundraisers.  Pictured from left to right are: IPDG Ted Huffhines, AG Barbara Turner, 2017-2018 President Bill Burnett, 2018-2019 President Greg Cooley, DGND Mike Groom and Andrea Groom.  Please click on the links below for a summary of Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club projects and services.https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050024/en-ca/files/homepage/cedar-creek-lake-rc-project-services-summary/Cedar-Creek-Lake-Rotary-Accomplishements-2017-2018.docx
 
Cedar Creek Lake received the Bill Campbell Club of the Year Award  2018-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

November is Rotary Foundation Month

"Save the Date" District 5830 Foundation Dinner is February 23, 2019 at Northridge Country Club Texarkana, 120 Bill Rogers Drive, Texarkana, Tx. 75503. Keynote speaker is PDG Ann Lee Hussey.
 
PDG Hussey,  Chairs the Polio Survivors and Associates, Rotarian Action Group and serves on the Reach Out to Africa Service Associates Subcommittee as a Functional Coordinator for Health Initiatives.  She served as Zone 32 Coordinator for Health and Hunger for 2009-2010.
 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
 
November is Rotary Foundation Month 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0

District 5830 Club Bulletin Contest 

Club Bulletin of the Year for 2017-18 Announced 
Guidelines for 2018-2019 Club Bulletin Contest 
 
The three quarterly winners for the District 5830 Club Bulletin Contest were Texarkana Sunrise (4Q17), Clarksville (1Q18), and Mineola (2Q18).  Each of these Clubs were awarded 200 PHF points for their quality work.  Prior to the October District Conference, the District’s ADG’s were asked to vote on the overall winner.  The votes were very close with all three Club’s earning the same number of first place votes.  The top bulletin then came down to the Club receiving the highest number of second place votes.  Clarksville ‘s “The Gear”  weekly bulletin prevailed and their Club was awarded 400 additional PHF points.  Congratulations to all three Clubs.
 
District 5830 Club Bulletin Contest  2018-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Idabel Rotary and The Sponsors Proudly Support the Eradication of Polio  2018-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Four Texarkana Rotary Clubs Honor Public Safety Officers 

 
 
 
 
 
DG Judy Guthrie recognizes those that made the 38th Annual Public Safety Officers Luncheon a success.   There were over 300 in attendance to honor their Area Officers.  Both Texarkana Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Arkansas Mayor Ruth Penney Bell announced the Winners and why they were selected as Officer of the Year.   State Representative Carol Dalby introduced the Keynote Speaker Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.  
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Four Texarkana Rotary Clubs Honor Public Safety Officers  2018-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Tyler Rotary Christmas Parade

Rotary Christmas Parade Call for Entries
Tyler – The local Rotary International Clubs are accepting entries from public organizations, bands and other groups to participate in the 2018 Rotary Clubs of Tyler Christmas Parade. The parade will be held in downtown Tyler and begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.

 
Tyler Rotary Christmas Parade 2018-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Henderson RC World Polio Day Event

Members of Henderson Rotary Club and Henderson High School Interact Club Members helped out with the painting.  Their World Polio Day Event was Purple Pinkies for Polio.  
Henderson RC World Polio Day Event 2018-10-28 05:00:00Z 0
Henderson Rotary Club presents The Christmas Trees  2018-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

South Tyler RC World Polio Day Event 

To support World Polio Day, PDG Tom Dewitt educates the youth from Robert E. Lee High School about Polio Eradication and the Iron Lung that was on display. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured left to right:   Jackie Cannon, STR, Exec Dir Champions for Children, PDG Tom DeWitt, Hagar Patterson, STR, Mgr Miller’s Point Menswear
 
Special thanks to Dr. Dan Crawford for the opportunity to be involved with your students.
South Tyler RC World Polio Day Event  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

IPDG Ted and Angela Huffhines honored at the October 2018 Zone Meeting

Congratulation to 2017-2018 District 5830 Governor, Ted and Angela Huffhines for "Outstanding Leadership."   During the October Zone meetings, District 5830 received 1st Place in Polio Fund giving in the amount of $127,013.00 and 2nd Place in Annual Fund, Per Capita giving of $167.00.  IPDG Ted and Angela were inducted into the Arch Klump Society.  
 
 
IPDG Ted and Angela Huffhines honored at the October 2018 Zone Meeting 2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

District 5830 Rotarian of the Year 

Congratulation goes to Louraiseal McDonald, Marshall Rotary Club who was chosen District 5830 Bill Rains Rotarian of the year for 2017-2018. 
  
It is with great pleasure that IPDG Ted Huffhines was able to recognize the D5830 Bill Rains Rotarian of the Year for 2017-2018 at our recent District Conference in Longview. This year's recipient is Louraiseal McDonald, immediate Past President, of the Marshall Rotary Club. Louraiseal was instrumental in starting both an Interact and Rotaract Club this year.
District 5830 Rotarian of the Year  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Celebrating World Polio Day with Texas Governor Greg Abbott  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

DG Judy Guthrie visits Paris United Rotary Club 

During the Oct. 4, 2018, meeting of the Rotary Club of Paris United, District Governor, Judy Guthrie was the guest speaker.  DG Judy is from the Carthage, Texas, Rotary Club.  Excerpts from her speech are provided below.

Pictured from left to right: PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, DG Judy Guthrie, PDG Jo Ann Parkman, Club President Andy Cobb, and AG Susan Chapman. 

 

DG Judy Guthrie visits Paris United Rotary Club  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Clarksville Rotary Club gives back to their Community 

For the 2018-2019 Rotary year, the Red River County Public Library will receive a $1,200.00 grant and has agreed to serve as the cooperating organization to work with the members of the Clarksville Rotary Club in a project which will offer artistic and cultural events and updated reading materials to the patrons of the library.  
 
Shown in the photo is Rachel Ellsworth, Director of the Red River County Public Library.
 
Clarksville Rotary Club gives back to their Community  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Marshall Rotary Club World Polio Day Program 

Marshall Rotary Club President, Jay Webb assist PDG Shirley Griffin with her excellent program on why we should support the Eradication of Polio.  As they say, " A picture is worth a thousand words!"
Marshall Rotary Club World Polio Day Program  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Athens Rotary Club's Students of the Month

October 2018, Students of the Month!  Club President Donna Meredith present awards to Athens IDS: Jaci Harris and Regan Bella; Athens Christian Preparatory Academy: Joshua Bass and Hayley Gaytan.  Congratulation to Shirley Ward on a PHF +2. 
Athens Rotary Club's Students of the Month 2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Marshall RC participates in the Fire Ant Festival  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Tyler Rotary Club Visioning Event 

 
 
 
 
 
  In October, Tyler Rotary Club participated in the District Club Visioning Event. According to District Visioning Director, Susan Gill, "We even had our first International Skype attendee!"
Tyler Rotary Club Visioning Event  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Athens Rotary Club World Polio Day Event 

The Rotary Club of Athens sponsored " An Evening with Talmage Boston" at the Texan Theater on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for support of World Polio Day and End Polio Now Campaign. 
Club President, Donna Meredith introduces Mr. Boston a well-known Presidential Historian, Author and Baseball writer. Event sponsors: Citizens National Bank - Athens, Citizens State Bank- Athens, Prosperity Bank - Athens, and UT Health - Athens. 
 
 
 
Athens Rotary Club World Polio Day Event  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Jefferson Rotary Club World Polio Day Event  2018-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

PDG A. L. "Archie" Tehan, Jr. November 30, 1924 - October 22, 2018 

Thoughts from PDG John Henson, "A finer Rotarian may never come along. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten."
"I cannot remember how many times I called PDG Archie seeking his wisdom and advice, and every time he listened to my question, gave it some serious thought and then shared his thoughts. They were always straight to the point and always correct even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear.  He was that kind of leader."

 
PDG A. L. "Archie" Tehan, Jr. November 30, 1924 - October 22, 2018  2018-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

October 2018 Economic and Community Development Month

"We have several things coming up this month!" stated DG Judy. 

IPDG Ted’s District Conference is on October 19, and 20, 2018 at the event center in the Holiday Inn in Longview, Texas. For those that have not registered for the conference, please register by October 11, 2018 for food and seating preparations. You don't want to miss the fun and fellowship.
 
The District 5830 Bulletin Contest is back!  There will be one club winner per each of the three contest periods.  The winning Clubs will receive 200 recognition points.  The overall winner will receive 400 recognition points.  Please click on the link below for complete details of the contest guidelines. 
 
Also...remember that 10/24 is World Polio Day. If you haven’t made plans for this event, there is still time to put something together. We have not finished this fight and we still need everyone’s participation!  Don't forget about the opportunity to participate in the raffle that will qualify for citation points and all funds will be sent to the Rotary International for the benefit of the End Polio Campaign. This event is sponsored by Texarkana International Rotary Club. Click link for Raffle flyer: (https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050024/en-ca/files/homepage/end-polio-now-raffle/District-5830-Polio-Plus-fundraiser--1-.docx

Also...remember that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ladies, remember to get your mammogram;  Gentlemen, remind your wife, daughter, mother and female friends to do the same!
 
 
 
 
October 2018 Economic and Community Development Month 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

West Bowie Dictionary Project

West Bowie Country Rotary Club members will deliver dictionaries to all the 3rd grade students in West Bowie County.  This includes DeKalb, Hooks, Hubbard, Leary, Malta, Maud, New Boston, Red Lick, Redwater, and Sims. Pictured are the 3rd Grade Students from Redwater Elementary School that received their dictionaries. 
West Bowie Dictionary Project 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's Dictionary Project

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club members are ready to deliver 120 Dictionaries to Nash Elementary Third Grade Students. They placed Rotary labels in the Dictionaries during their 7:00 a.m. meeting time. Dictionaries will be delivered in October. 
Pictured from left to right: Chad Carlile, Robert Bunch, Becky Bunch, Dave Dutton, Joe Warren, Patty Collier, Ralph Waits, Steve Collier, Doug Bowers, Terry Davis, Steve Rogers, Shirley Pinnix-Evans, Katie Shonkwiler
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's Dictionary Project 2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Athens Rotary Club's Pints for Polio 

September 20, 2018 Athens Rotary Club sponsored Pints for Polio to support the End Polio Now Campaign.  President Donna Meredith said, " It was a "Fun event for a great cause!"  
Athens Rotary Club's Pints for Polio  2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Wilbur Smith RC presents Scholarship 

Texarkana Wilbur Smith's President, Cindy Marsh and Scholarship Chairman, Skylar Rogers present a check for $500.00 to Chiquita Burks as part of the Wilbur Smith's Graduate Scholarship program. 
Texarkana Wilbur Smith RC presents Scholarship  2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

South Tyler RC successfully completed Club Visioning

South Tyler Rotary Club held their Club Visioning meeting at the Tyler Women's Building.  Thanks to IPDG Ted Huffhines, AG Sam Scroggins, David Cartwright and Dietrich Johnson for facilitating.  Thanks to South Tyler's Club President, Amanda Folmar, for assembling such a great group!
 
South Tyler RC successfully completed Club Visioning 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

DGND Mike Groom 

DG Judy Guthrie would like to introduce and Congratulate District 5830 DGND Mike Groom.
 
Mike was born in Austin, Texas in 1956.  He was raised in Houston and Spring, Texas for most of his life and graduated from UT Austin in Accounting.  After working as a CPA for several years he realized what he didn't know about tax would fill volumes and decided to go to law school with an emphasis in tax law. 
DGND Mike Groom  2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
Sulphur Springs Rotary Club Welcomes DG Judy Guthrie 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

 West Bowie Rotary Club's Run the Rails

West Bowie County Rotary Club’s would like you to participate in their big fundraiser October 13, 2018. 
 
 The Third Annual "Run the Rails" is being run from DeKalb, Texas, to New Boston, Texas, on the northeast terminus of the longest (130 miles) hike/bike trail in Texas. This year they will feature two and four person relays in addition to the traditional half marathon.
 
 
 West Bowie Rotary Club's Run the Rails 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Idabel Rotary Walking Tacos

Friday, Sept 14. Idabel vs Valliant. Idabel won 54-47 ! Proceeds are used to fund the Idabel Rotary Scholarships.
 
Pictured left to right: Dennis Wilson, Linda Potts, Faye House, Jennifer Andrews, Carolyn White, Casey Meeks.  Not shown:  Ross Chandler and Corey Green. 
Idabel Rotary Walking Tacos 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Lindale Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner

Lindale Rotary Club will hold their 3rd Annual Celebrity Waiter Wild Game Dinner February 25, 2019.  Sponsorship Options available as follows: $1,000 Platinum Sponsor, $500.00 Blue Sponsor, $250.00 Gold Sponsor, $100.00 White Sponsor, $50.00 Waiter Sponsor.  For more information email Amanda Froebe at amanda.froebe.qsco@statefarm.com.  The Event Flyer is posted on the District Calendar under the February 25, 2019 event under document.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lindale Rotary Club Wild Game Dinner 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Clarksville Rotary Club Promoting the Eradication of Polio 

Clarksville Rotary Club displayed the "Iron Lung" at the Red River County Fair September 19-20, 2018 to promote awareness of the efforts of Rotary International to eradicate polio worldwide. Shown in the photo working the booth, are club president, Dan Meehan and past president, Pam Bryant.  

 
Clarksville Rotary Club Promoting the Eradication of Polio  2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club Members Welcome DG Judy 

From Left to Right: President-Bob Hourahan, Judd Marshall, Joe Denman, Buddy Marshall, Membership-Jey Yancey, DG Judy, Service-Malik Latif, Treasurer-Danny Muskrat, Secretary-Bobby Rice, Larry Cannaday, RYLA-Mike Hall. 
Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club Members Welcome DG Judy  2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Pittsburg Pioneer Days 

September 15, 2018, Pittsburg Rotary Club members along with DG Judy participated in Pittsburg Pioneer Days.   This was an opportunity to promote awareness of the efforts of Rotary to eradicate polio worldwide. 
 
Pictured from left to right: Emma Adams, Eunise Obregon, Past President Carolyn Franks, DG Judy and President Kay Green. 
Pittsburg Pioneer Days  2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary’s Annual draw down

Come one, come all to Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary’s annual draw down and catfish dinner. Join us on October 23rd at 6pm at the Elks Lodge in Texarkana, AR. Tickets are $100 per couple, which includes 2 catfish dinners and one entry into the draw down. You may choose to purchase “insurance” for an additional $20, which allows your ticket to be thrown back in the mix for a second chance at winning.

Texarkana Oaklawn Rotary’s Annual draw down 2018-09-10 05:00:00Z 0

September 8, 2018: International Literacy Day 

September is Literacy Month for Rotary!  September 8 was proclaimed as International Literacy Day by the UNESCO's General Conference in 1966. Since then, literacy celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as the matter of dignity and human rights and to work towards a more literate and sustainable society.  
September 8, 2018: International Literacy Day  2018-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Bulletin Contest Winners

Congratulation to Mineola Rotary Club, 2nd Quarter 2018 Bulletin Contest winner.   Mineola Rotary Club joins 4th Quarter 2017 Winner- Texarkana Sunrise Club and 1st Quarter 2018 Winner - Clarksville Rotary Club as the 2017-2018 Quarterly Winners.  These clubs will compete for the 2017-2018 Best Bulletin and the winner will be announced at the District Conference October 19 - October 20, 2018 in Longview, Texas.   
Bulletin Contest Winners 2018-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Idabel Rotary Club's Stuff the Bus Project 

Members of the Idabel Rotary Club supports their community's "Stuff the Bus Project".  They collected approximately $900.00 worth of school supplies for distribution to the Idabel Public Schools.  Shown in photo- Jennifer Andrews, Jerry Ellis, Lindsay Campbell, Carolyn White and Linda Potts.  Also helping with the project but now shown are: Mark Polson, Doug Brown, Glenda Rankin, Ross Chandler, Henry Moy and Faye House.
Other pictures available in the District Photo Library.
 
Idabel Rotary Club's Stuff the Bus Project  2018-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Tyler Sunrise RC Golf Tournment October 15, 2018

Tyler Sunrise Golf Tournment, October 15, 2018.  4-Man Scramble at Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Holly Tree Drive, Tyler, Tx. 75703.  For more information contact Lauren LeGrave 903-393-6333.  Registration form and detail information is available about the Golf Tournament can be found on the District 5830 Document section or click on link below. 
Tyler Sunrise RC Golf Tournment October 15, 2018 2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Oaklawn RC honors Mike Richardson 

On August 1, 2018, Stephanie Brazile, President of Oaklawn Rotary Club presented Mike Richardson with the "Outstanding Community Service Award".  Who, though devotion and exemplary efforts, leads the Club's Flag Project.  Mike's actions embody Rotary's motto of Service Above Self.  Mike joined Rotary, April 7, 1977 and is Past President, Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member.  Congratulation Mike!!!
 
Oaklawn RC honors Mike Richardson  2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Cedar Creek Lake RC Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake presented the 2018 Celebrity Waiters Fundraiser.  The community leaders, business owners and city and county officials join club members to support Rotary. This event raises approximately $70,000 each year and goes back into the community, especially in support of the children. It was a fun party and raised lots of money with the help of their community.
 Cedar Creek Lake Rotary Club President, Greg Cooley recognized Peggy Price and Andrea Pickens for being long time co-chairs for our Celebrity Waiter Event. (Go to District Photo Album for more pictures) 
 
Cedar Creek Lake RC Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser 2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Joint Project with Gladewater RC and Gladewater Lions Club  2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Happy 99th Birthday  to Marshall RC 

Happy Birthday Marshall Rotary Club!
Past Presidents, J. Keith Feille, Sam Moseley, Linda Endicott, Craig Vanbiber, Jim Fitzgerald,
Marshall President Jay Webb, IPDG Ted Huffhines, Milly Kay Johnston-Green and Daren Horton
For ninety-nine years, three weeks and one day they have been standing on the shoulders of giants.  Soon they will join them celebrating a century of changing lives in Marshall and beyond.
 
Go to Marshal Website to get the rest of the story. (https://www.marshallrotary.org)
Happy 99th Birthday  to Marshall RC  2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

District 5830 Rotary Youth Exchange

Reported by Tina Bell, Rotary District 5830 Youth Exchange Student, Stella Marie Theres Angerer, had the opportunity to visit District 5890 for a combined Inbound Orientation with their 18 Rotary Youth Exchange students from across the world. Stella is visiting this year from Germany and attending school in Texarkana.  Stella is being hosted by the Rotary Club of Texarkana International Club.  To learn more about RYE in District 5830 visit: https//rotary5830.org/sitepage/youth-exchange
 
District 5830 Rotary Youth Exchange 2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Hugo Rotary Club Club Visioning Meeting 

Hugo Rotary Club completed their Club Visioning on August 21, 2018.  President Colby Bryant said, "The leadership of the Hugo Club owes a deep thanks to the team who assisted the Club Visioning meeting in August. " 
Hugo Rotary Club Club Visioning Meeting  2018-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Council of Governors Meeting Aug. 18, 2018

DG Judy Guthrie led the Annual Council of Governors meeting on August 18, 2018 at PDG Shirley Griffin's clubhouse in Texas.   Back Row left to right: DGDN Mike Groom, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, PDG Lee Montgomery, PDG John Henson, DG Judy Guthrie, PDG Tom DeWitt, PDG Jim Archer, IPDG Ted Huffhines, PDG Dr. Phil Bandel, DGN Jack Welge
Front Row: PDG Jim Fitzgerald, AG Barbara Turner, PDG Shirley Griffin, PDG Fay J. Durrant. 
Council of Governors Meeting Aug. 18, 2018 2018-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

3rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Rotary Golf Tournament Sept. 15 2018

The 3rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Rotary Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club’s “Invest in Education” projects. For more information, see our Tournament Facebook page or www.mprotaryclub.org or call Buddy Marshall (903/466-2542) to get an entry form.
3rd Annual Mt. Pleasant Rotary Golf Tournament Sept. 15 2018 2018-08-13 05:00:00Z 0

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club participates in the  " Stuff the Bus" 

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club members are known for their " Community Service and the "Little Club that Can!".  93% of their members worked on the 2018 Stuff the Bus Project plus the club gave a financial contribution to Texarkana United Way for purchase of school supplies for the children in need in the area.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club participates in the  " Stuff the Bus"  2018-08-13 05:00:00Z 0

Longview-Greggton Rotary Club 

 In July, the Longview-Greggton Rotary Club distributed over $26,000 in proceeds from their annual PCRA Rodeo fundraiser. Bob Metzler, Chairman of the Longview Greggton Rotary Charities Inc. board, distributes checks to worthy local nonprofits. 
 
Longview-Greggton Rotary Club  2018-08-08 05:00:00Z 0

DG Judy's Official Visit to Pittsburg Rotary Club

Pittsburg Rotary Club members welcomes DG Judy Guthrie to Pittsburg during DG Judy's official visit. "The Pittsburg Rotary Club has just finished Club Visioning and is on a roll!" "Everybody is excited and enthusiastic!" ,stated DG Judy Guthrie.  
 
Pictured are: Pittsburg Rotary Club board members. 
Pictures: Pittsburg RC President Kay Green, DG Judy, and AG Nathan Reeves
DG Judy's Official Visit to Pittsburg Rotary Club 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0
Marshall Rotary Club Past President receives State, National, and Regional Awards 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

August is Membership and New Club Development Month

So far I have been to twelve clubs in our District 5830 and I am so impressed with what I have seen!  All the clubs I have visited are vibrant, have all their goals lined up and are having fun!  Rotarians are the most welcoming and warmest people I have ever met; of course I figured that before I even started this endeavor.  The best part is that I get to meet so many more Rotarians than I did as an Assistant Governor. 
 
During the month of August, I will be on the road again visiting one club (sometimes two)  every day.  If you haven't seen me yet, you will soon!!
 
DG Judy
August is Membership and New Club Development Month 2018-08-04 05:00:00Z 0

DG Judy Guthrie Official visit to Jefferson Rotary Club 

At the  District Governor's Official meeting in Jefferson,Texas, DG Judy Guthrie presented  DGE Jim Finstrom with his Paul Harris Plus4 pin.  
 
 
Jefferson RC President, Brooke Bradley - LaFleur presents DG Judy Guthrie a token of appreciation during the DG Official visit to Jefferson Rotary Club. 
DG Judy Guthrie Official visit to Jefferson Rotary Club  2018-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Who is a Rotarian?

 
 
 
A Rotarian is someone who, through their efforts:
 - Digs wells from which they will never drink
 - Restores eyesight for those they will never see
 - Builds houses they will never live in
 - Vaccinates children they will never meet
 - Plants trees they will never sit under
 - Educates children they will never know
 - Feeds hungry people, regardless of colour, race or politics
 - Knows real happiness 
Who is a Rotarian? 2018-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

DG Judy's Official Visit with South Tyler RC 

DG Judy's visit to South Tyler Rotary Club on May 23, 2018
 
Pictured: PDG Tom DeWitt, Club President Amanda Folmar, Global Scholar Blake White, DG Judy, AG John Hart and PDG Lee Montgomery
DG Judy's Official Visit with South Tyler RC  2018-07-23 05:00:00Z 0

Marshall Rotary Club Installation of Officers 


DG Judy Guthrie installs Marshall RC 2018-2019 Officers during her Official Club Visit.
 
Left to right: Craig Vanbiber, Keith Fellie, Louraiseal McDonald, Brandon White, Jay Webb, DG Judy Guthrie, Milly Green, Lou Gaw, Cecil Bishop
 
 
Marshall President Jay Webb, DG Judy Guthrie, DGE Jim Finstrom 
Marshall Rotary Club Installation of Officers  2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Jefferson RC  Supports "Imagination Library" 

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.
Jefferson, Texas Rotary Club has made the Imagination Library one of their community project. 

 

 

Jefferson RC  Supports "Imagination Library"  2018-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Mineola Club Rotary Club's President elected to City Council 2018-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Lone Star PETS  2018   2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

2018-2019 District 5830 District Governor Judy Guthrie

Message from 2018-2019 District 5830 District Governor Judy Guthrie, " I am so looking forward to this next year." DG Judy also states, " I anticipate that we will get a lot done and have fun doing it!"
 
Judy joined the Carthage, Texas Rotary Club in February, 2004 and was the first female in her club.  She has served as Treasurer, Secretary (twice) and President in 2008-2009 and again in 2013-2014.  She chaired the Dictionary Project, RYLA and the Scholarship Program for 10 years as well as the Hamburger Sales and Gold Tourament fundraisers.  She served as her club's Foundation Chair in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
2018-2019 District 5830 District Governor Judy Guthrie 2018-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Longview Midtown RC  

IPDG Ted Huffhines installs Longview Midtown Rotary Club's PE April Barber with congratulation to 2017-2018 President Vickie Boggio for a great year. Congratulations, Macie Wyers on receiving your Paul Harris Fellow tonight! What an incredible way to honor an excellent Rotarian who truly exhibits the Service Above Self motto! 🎉 Thank you to District 5830 for sponsoring this PH!
Longview Midtown RC   2018-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

Longview Greggton Installation 

IPDG Ted Huffhines installs Longview Greggton incoming President Scott Bruner and congratulates outgoing President Ingrid Self on an outstanding year as President.
 
IPDG Ted said, "It was great to be with The Longview Greggton Rotary Club and install my good friend, Scott Bruner, as the president for 2018-2019. He will do a fantastic job! I also appreciate the outgoing president, Ingrid Self, for the wonderful job she did this past year!" Ingrid - you have truly “Made a Difference!”
Longview Greggton Installation  2018-06-29 05:00:00Z 0

South Tyler RC Installation 

IPDG Ted Huffhines and PDG Lee Montgomery congratulates South Tyler Rotary Club on a great year with Past Pres. Nancy Crawford.   DG Judy Guthrie installs the new South Tyler President,  Amanda Folmar, and looks forward to her superb leadership. 
South Tyler RC Installation  2018-06-29 05:00:00Z 0