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;
PDG John Jetter and our DA Shirley Pinnix Evans next covered MyRotary, Rotary Club Central and Understanding Citation Requirements (and the changes to this years Citation Requirements after COVID-19).
John and Shirley were kind enough to return. John in his role as District Finance Chair held forth on Keeping your Club in IRS Compliance and What to Do If You Are Not, and Shirley with Navigation of the District 5830 ClubRunner Website and Club Secretary Duties.
Our last seminar presentations in this series began with AG and Past President of South Tyler Rotary, Amanda Folmar, delivering Mascara and M&Ms, a study in how to keep clubs vibrant.
PDG Lee Montgomery next visited with us on boosting club membership followed by AG and Visioning Chair,  Sam Scroggins, on the Whys and Hows of Club Visioning. Sam brought an excellent PowerPoint presentation to  explain the process.
With RIPE Holger Knaack’s Emphasis on all Rotary Clubs going through the Visioning Process and once done, reviewing yearly the Club plans developed, Sam’s talk was quite timely.
We’ve now wrapped up our experiment with Zoom as an on-line District 5830 Training Platform. 
Thanks again to all who helped make it possible and for the information learned on virtual presentations which will help make Rotary a more viable organization going forward.
And, Sarah Fox (Longview-Greggton Rotary) is joining the 5830 District Website Committee as our Social Media Expert making sure all Zoom Seminars above remain available as a training tool on YouTube.
Also, a big thank you to PDG Tom DeWitt for first helping secure and then helping us move from our venue at the First Christian Church Tyler.
Likewise South Tyler Pres. Jeff Johnston deserves sincere thanks for agreeing to have Chick-fil-A furnish and underwrite Breakfast and Lunch for the District Assembly as originally Planned.
I look forward to seeing and working with all of you in the forthcoming Rotary year.
Yours in Rotary,
Jack Welge
District Governor Elect 2019-2020
Rotary International District 5830