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August 2017
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Dear 5830 Rotarians,
I hope your first month of the Rotary year has been engaging and rewarding for you. I’m reminded of the quote, “You get out of it, what you put into it.”  If you are actively engaged, please continue what you are doing, and I challenge you to be on the lookout for others in your community you might be interested in joining alongside you and your club in “Making a Difference.” If you are not actively involved, please look for opportunities to use your skills and get active again. I have challenged each of our club leaders to always look at the value Rotary offers to its members and to make sure we are providing value to our club members. This is Membership month for Rotary. What a better time than now to really reach out to prospective members and invite them to a meeting, a club social, or a club service project. Allow the work and service you are doing to help attract prospective members. Also consider starting a Satellite Club that meets at a different time and/or location that is more convenient for some members and prospects. They still count towards your club’s membership total and are a quick way to grow your club. I also would recommend that you do a classification survey to identify any potential areas your club lacks. You can then look around in your community for members who fit the classifications you lack.
District 5830 held the annual Governor and Officer Installation on June 24th in Marshall, Texas at the Michelson Museum. New District Governor Ted Huffhines (Marshall) was installed by RI Director Karen Wentz (Zones 30-31). This was a special treat for our district to host the sitting RI Director. She was able to meet the nearly 100 Rotarians in attendance and share some very interesting and encouraging remarks about the importance of Rotary around the globe.
PDG Carroll Greenwaldt (Longview) received the “Certificate for Meritorious Service” from Rotary International.
Certificate was presented by RI Director Karen Wentz (Zones 30-31)
PDG Charlie Whitesides (Kilgore) was awarded his Major Donor 4 crystal and pin. Director Karen presented these awards to these very committed and generous Rotarians.
Outgoing DG Lee Montgomery (S. Tyler) presented AG Herschel Lybrand as “Rotarian of the Year” for District 5830. 
Governor Montgomery also recognized all the AGs from this past year and shared his remarks covering the 2016-2017 year. 
Governor Huffhines installed the new Officers and AG’s for 2017-2018, and he shared the theme and vision for the upcoming year. Both men extended their deep appreciation to retiring District Administrator Fran Hall (Tyler) for the exceptional service she has provided to our district for the previous five years.
District 5830 is actively involved with providing Club Visioning to our clubs. We have a large team of trained Rotarians who are ready to come and help all clubs with developing their future vision. This process helps clubs identify what they are known for, where they want to head in the future, and how they can go about getting there. This process is built from the consensus of all club members. This insures everyone has a voice and opportunity to share their opinion. This process intentionally includes a diverse group (old/ young, experienced/ new, male/ female, etc.) to make sure the club builds a sustainable vision for their future. This process benefits clubs by building continuity and consistency from year to year as leadership changes.
 The Marshall News Messenger reports on Marshall Rotary Club's first African American female President. 
 The Rotary Club of Marshall, Texas, installed its first African American female President - Harrison  County's family and consumer sciences county extension agent, Louraiseal McDonald. 
 Louraiseal is excited about her term as President of Marshall Rotary Club.  "I'll be the club's 98th  President, sixth female President and the first African American female President, she said " What an  honor."
 "This club will be 100 years old in 2019" she added.  "That's a major milestone."

The Carthage Rotary Club's new officers for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year.  They are Nick Durham, Secretary, Linda Seidel, Treasurer, Judy Guthrie, District Governor Elec, Cindy Deloney, President and Doug Spradley, President Elect. 

Mike Cromer, member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake, recently invited Rotary members and their guest to his "car barn" to view his collection of antique and street rod cars. Some of his cars include a 1927 Packard Roaster, 1928 Packard Coupe, and a 1953 Jaguar 120 Roaster, his favorite.  Club members are shown standing with his 1952 Ford Roaster. ( Mike is second from the left) After viewing the cars, members went to the Pinnacle Club for lunch and socializing. 
The Annual Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mt. Pleasant Country Club.  Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club's "Invest in Education" projects.  For more information, see Mt. Pleasant's Tournament Facebook page or 
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The New Year for Rotary has started off with a bang! $1.2 Billion was pledged to finish the job to eradicate polio at last month’s Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. Rotary International pledged to raise $50 Million per year for the next three years and The Gates Foundation will match this with an additional $100 Million per year for a total of $450 Million pledged. In an effort to support this cause, District 5830 will be holding a raffle for 2017 F-150 Super crew Pick-up Truck along with some very nice additional prizes. We are asking each Rotarian to sell or purchase Four- $25 raffle tickets. Our target goal is raise $120,000 for Polio Plus by our District Conference on November 10th and 11th. This is very doable, and it will certainly make a tremendous impact on the eradication of this dreaded disease. Lives will be saved by our support! Tickets are being distributed the first few weeks of July and the selling of tickets will take place from July 15th until October 15th. Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs will be coordinating this effort at the local clubs. Each club will be credited for the money they raise.
Ted was asked to join Rotary in 2008. He is a member of the Marshall Rotary Club of Marshall, Texas. He has served as Club President, Foundation Chair, and has also served as Assistant Governor for District 5830. The Marshall Club was selected as the Outstanding Civic Organization in Marshall during Ted’s year as President.The club has continued to increase its Foundation Giving each year he has served as Foundation Chair. He received the Club “Service Above Self” award in 2014 and “Rotarian of the Year” in 2017.
Ted is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, Bequest Society, and a Paul Harris Society member. Ted has attended multiple Lone Star PETS, Zone 31 trainings and District 5830 events. A highlight for Ted was attending the RI Convention in Lisbon, Portugal and then touring Portugal and Spain with other Rotarians from across the USA. He recently attended the RI Convention in Atlanta. He is excited about the opportunity to serve the clubs in 5830 and promote humanitarian service in his year as District Governor.