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It is time to dust off the old club constitutions and bylaws and rewrite them to conform to the legislation enacted by the Council on Legislation this year at the International Convention.  Change is in the air.  Read all about it!
 
 
 District 5830 is privileged and pleased to welcome our 44th club to the District!  Longview Midtown had their Charter Dinner on May 20th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Longview.  The festivities began with welcoming remarks by President Cynde Bell.  President Elect Susan Gill gave highlights of the club's innovative approach.
 
 
Vatican City (30 April 2016) — Nearly 9,000 members of Rotary from across the globe attended the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on 30 April 2016 at the invitation of Pope Francis.  
At the end of the Audience, a delegation of Rotary members - led by Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran - met Pope Francis where he emphasized the importance of vaccinations against polio and urged Rotary to continue.
 
 
The multi-year effort to define and propose a Global Medical Project for a Hospital in the Northern area of Guatemala is REALLY MOVING!  The project will provide critically needed Nursery, NICU, and Obstetrics equipment to the Hospital National de San Benito in the Peten’, Guatemala
 
 
 
 

POLIO ALMOST ERADICATED!!

(Only 17 Wild Polio Cases so far in 2016), six in Afghanistan, eleven in Pakistan.

Click Here to see Latest Report

 

 
 
Thirty years ago, today, Rotary started something big, really big.  Thirty years ago Rotary began a war on Infantile Paralysis (POLIO).  At the time I was almost fifty years old, had been a Rotarian less than five years with perfect attendance, and thought Rotary was a great civic club.  To my surprise I learned that it was more than a great civic club.  It was an army, and it was declaring war on POLIO, and, whats more, I had been drafted.  The incoming governor of District 5830 was Al Glaess, of Sulphur Springs.  The incoming president of Rotary International was M.A.T. Caparas, from the Philippines, and his theme was “Rotary Brings Hope”.  What I was about to learn was
 
 
District Membership Chair PDG John Henson recently attended the Zone Membership Seminar in New Orleans.  Here are some great tips from one of the speakers, Thaddeus Rex.
 
 

Paul Harris was born April nineteenth.  He was 36 years and 10 months old when he founded Rotary.  He died January 27, 1947.  How old was he when he died? To learn more about Rotary's rich history, sign up for the Rotary Global History Fellowship Newsletter.

 
 

Follow Global Scholar Micah Clark during his 2015-16 year attending Kings College in London, England.

Read his blog here.

 

 

After more than four years of effort, the Texas Rotary license plate is finally available!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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