May 2018 District Governor’s Newsletter
 
April was a busy month as we had numerous clubs holding service projects and fundraisers around D5830. I had the pleasure of participating in a skeet shoot in Canton and playing golf with Cedar Creek Lake. I also was able to attend community recognition events in Tyler and Texarkana. I must say it is a blessing to serve as District Governor and witness all the good being done here in D5830. We also held our District Assembly near Pittsburg. We had just under a 90 Rotarians come to receive training and prepare for the upcoming year as club leaders. It was great to share ideas, discuss the ins and outs of Rotary, and fellowship with one another. Congratulations to DGE Judy Guthrie on a fine event! Thank you to all who attended and the Pittsburg RC for hosting!
 
The Membership Contest is in full swing and so far, Texarkana International, Tyler, and Henderson clubs hold slim leads. I encourage every club to really emphasize reaching out and inviting prospective members to your clubs!
 
District 5830 Training Assembly was held April 21, 2018 at Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant.   A big "Thank You" goes out to Pittsburg Rotary Club's President Carolyn Franks and her team for hosting the event.   DGE Judy Guthrie was very pleased with the attendance of 83 Rotarians that were eager to learn.    On the picture to the left are Amanda Folmar who spoke about her passion for Interact and Rachael Trimble spoke on the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.  Jill Bultemeier an Interact member was introduced and will be traveling to Germany to study. 
 
 
 
 Congratulations to the Clarksville Rotary Club -Winner of the Quarterly Bulletin Contest-
 
At the District Training Assembly on April 21, 2018, AG and District Public Image Chair, Sam Scroggins announced that Clarksville Rotary Club is the winner of the Quarterly Bulletin contest.   The award was accepted by President Elect Dan Meehan.  The club will receive 200 recognition points and will be eligible for the overall club winner that will be announced at the District Conference.
 
According to our DG Ted Huffhines, we had a "Great day at the District 5830 4 Way Speech Contest hosted beautifully by the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club on April 28, 2018.  We are very proud of our participants across the District.  Congratulations to winners: Caleb Snow, Benjamin Huegel and Melody Shannon.  America is in good hands with these leaders of tomorrow."
 
 
The State of Rotary’s Membership -- presentation now available

Rotary’s members are our greatest assets. When our membership is strong, our clubs are more vibrant, Rotary has greater visibility, and our members have more resources to help communities flourish. 
 

These benches were originally placed at the area now known as Telegraph Park, which was, at the time, a place for visitors to relax and enjoy the downtown scene, know as "Rotary Park".
 
There were 4 benches, in total.  When the city took over that area and created the Telegraph Park, the benches were removed and stored at the Sheriff’s secure storage area. They had been pushed to the back of the building and moved, numerous times.

 
The 16th Annual Faux Paws Dog Walk was the brainchild of Karen Partee, wife of Bryan Partee, a Rotarian in the Marshall Rotary Club.  Karen and Bryan were the adopted parents of two shelter-held Dachshunds who captured their hearts and filled their lives with joy and companionship. 
 
 
 The golf tournament held by the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was a great success again this year. 
 
The golf team sponsored by Andrea Pickens (first person on left) had their pompoms out to cheer everyone on. 
 
 One of the most profound moments in the history of the Rotary Club of Marshall Texas happened Thursday April 27, 1987, at 12:46 p.m., during the regular Meeting of the club, as reported by Laureen Tedesco of "The Marshall News Messenger".  Two women were inducted into the club--- Mrs. Carolyn Abney, and Mrs. Patti Harris.  
DG Ted Huffhines is so impressed with the dedication and organization of the 28th Annual Longview Greggton Rodeo!  Congratulation to Ingrid Self, Karen Maines, and the Greggton RC members.
DG Ted Huffhines enjoyed time with Canton RC members at the Canton Rotary Club Skeet Shoot Fundraise.   The funds provide scholarships for high school students at Buffalo Creek Shooting Range.
 Members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake recently attended a fundraiser for Friends of Animals, a low cost animal neuter center.
 
(left and right)Greg Cooley, President Elect, and Bill Burnett, President of the club, and one of the ladies dressed costume. 
 DG Ted Huffhines, shares pictures of the great club social with the Marshall Rotary Club.  A " Big Thank You" to Linda and John Endicott for hosting the evening.
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake's Interact Club of Mabank High School helped host a Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) event for Pre-K thru 5th graders.

First picture shows a student "fishing for rhymes" and the second show members of the Interact Club who helped.
  South Tyler RC Spaghetti Dinner was an awesome fundraiser with incredible community support.  Truly making a Difference in Tyler.
 
Pictured are Rotarians PDG John Henson, and PDG Tom DeWitt having fun!
(For more event pictures go to the District Photo Album)
 
 
 On April 27, the Carthage Rotary Club had their annual hamburger sale fundraiser.
( For more event pictures go to District 5830 Photo Albums)
 
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