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What is Club Visioning?
 
DG Ted Huffhines says "You will hear more about Club Visioning when I come to your club. We were able to train 20 CV Facilitators this past weekend. This is an excellent opportunity to get your club reinvigorated and to develop a cohesive plan moving forward. It also allows for everyone to have input in what the club is going to do moving forward. A number of clubs are already getting scheduled to have the Facilitators hold a CV session for their club. Contact me to discuss getting on the schedule."
Shirley Griffin, a member of the Longview  Rotary Club, has received the Rotary International’s Service Award for a Polio Free World” for her untiring efforts to eradicate Polio.
 
 

Dan Carpenter, a member of the South Tyler Rotary Club, has received the Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award. This award is RI’s prestigious honor that recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” by volunteering their time and talents to help others. The award is internationally competitive and is granted to no more than 150 Rotarians worldwide. To understand the significance of this award, it is important to note that Rotary International is comprised of 35,000 Rotary Clubs with 1.2 million members.

Oaklawn Rotary Club celebrates 50 years of service
May 3rd, 2017by Jim Williamson  
 
George Moore talks about the influence that Cecil Phillips had on him as a Rotarian during the Oaklawn Rotary Club's 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday in Texarkana. Moore joined the Rotary Club in 1988 and served as club president in 1990.
Photo by Evan Lewis /Texarkana Gazette.
Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club celebrated 100 years of Service on April 4, 2017 at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center.  A social hour, dinner, and program emphasized the club and its achievements.  Music was by the SoulTones and barbecue was served to a large crowd.
 
The achievements of the club are many, starting with their charter date of April 26, 1917.  In 1998 the club was renamed in honor of Wilbur Smith, a lifelong Rotarian.
Just a few of the Paris Club Members with DGE Ted HuffhinesParis (TX) was the scene of The District Training Assembly on April 22.  The First United Methodist Church was the perfect place for this type of meeting.  (and yes, we began on time and adjourned ahead of time – 1:45 p.m.
 
(Just a few of the Paris Club members with DGE Ted Huffhines.)
Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club hosted the 2017 Four Way Speech and Video Contests on April 1st. Rotarian Amy Hinton chaired the event and did a superb job organizing the facility, food and contest flow. She was ably backed by a host of club members. Thanks to the Mt. Pleasant ISD and Rotarian Judd Marshall, Superintendent, for allowing the use of their very spacious Administration Building.
The Marshall Rotary Club hosted a fabulous Rotary Foundation Dinner on Saturday, February 11th at the Marshall Lakeside Country Club.  Social hour began at 5 p.m.; a seated dinner was served at 6 p. m. (Several said it was the best Banquet meal ever!); honors, awards, and presentations followed dinner, with one of the highlights being an address by Rotary International Past President Ron Burton.  Other highlights were awards to Dan Carpenter and Shirley Griffin.  

Many 5830 Rotary members heard and read of the of the September 2016 visit by District 4250 Governor Carlos Flores and El Progresso Rotary member Melvin Tejada, along with PDG Tom Watson, Lake Wales Rotary Club President Beverly Lynn and Rotarian Jim Weaver, from District 6890 in Florida.From March 1st through March 3, DG Lee Montgomery and DGE Ted Huffhines returned the favor and visited San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for the 22nd District Conference of Governor Flores’s District 4250.

Carlos Flores, DG for D4250, which consists of the three countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize, met with District 5830 officials and
club members from August 28th through September 2nd for a whirl wind of activities.  Also in the visiting delegation were past DG Tom Wagner for D6890; Lake Wales Rotary Club President Beverly Lynne; Lake Wales Rotary Club International Service Chair Jim Weaver; El Progresso, Honduras Rotary Club member Melvin Tejada.

POLIO 2017 Update

2 in Pakistan?  3 in Afghanistan?  0 in Nigeria?

It is not too late to make what could be your most
important financial contribution to the POLIO ERADICATION campaign,
Your LAST ONE!!!.

Click Here to see Latest Report

The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact PDG Tom DeWitt with a request including a copy of the driver's license of the individual to pick up the trailer, a copy of their insurance card and the location, date, and name of event. Towing vehicle for the trailer requires a 1 7/8 or 2-inch ball and has a plug-in pigtail to hook up lights.  Tom will need a pick up and return date.  Contact information for PDG Tom:  thdewitt@msn.com  or (903) 730-0600

Each community can only have a priority request for the same event once a year, but they can make a request for the same event every year on the off chance that no one else will want the trailer for that same date. (Tyler will not be able to have the trailer on that first Thursday in Dec next year.)
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
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.