THE WINNERS OF DISTRICT 5830 POLIO PLUS RAFFLE
 
          PRIZE                                    WINNER                          SELLING RC
2017 Ford F-150 Truck                      Richard Emerson              Longview Greggton
 
$2,000 Amazon Gift Card                Fredna Harris                    Longview Greggton
 
$1,500 Best Buy Gift Card                Jay Webb                             Marshall 
 
$1,000 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card    Terry Donnell                    Cedar Creek Lake 
 
$   500 Academy Gift Card               Lynette Fisher                   Jefferson 
 
 
 
District 5830 Polio Plus Raffle Winners 2017-11-12 06:00:00Z 2
November 1, 2017
Governor’s Newsletter
 
November is Rotary Foundation month, and we have the opportunity to educate and support the engine that drives our organization. Money given to The Rotary Foundation is used to provide education, literacy, vaccines, clean water, promote peace and micro-economies.  The money given to our Foundation has more power than money given to most charities. Your dollars go towards improving the lives of people you may never meet in places you may never go somewhere in the world. The Foundation is rated fourth in the world by the Navigator Charity monitoring organization. You can be confident in your dollars going toward solving the problem. This is the power of Rotary as local clubs join together to solve problems all over our planet. I encourage every club board to hold a Rotary Foundation program in the next few months and set a goal to increase your clubs giving to the Foundation over last year. I encourage every Rotarian to donate to the Foundation before the end of 2017. I challenge each club to be an EREY club- Every Rotarian Every Year, and to increase the number of Sustaining members- those who give $100. We truly do Make a Difference when we join together and support The Rotary Foundation!
November is Rotary Foundation month! 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Tyler share their receipts to show the contributions they gave in recognition of World Polio Day.
 
Tyler, Texas (October 26, 2017) – Events among thousands are held this week by Rotary clubs across the globe to recognize World Polio Day on October 24. Members of The Rotary Club of Tyler are among millions reaching out this week of World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.  
 
Rotary Club of Tyler members made additional personal donations in observance of World Polio Day and donated $742.00 to Rotary International’s program, Polio Plus. To further support the cause, The Rotary Club of Tyler members, through a Rotary District 5830 fundraiser, also donated an additional $5,200 to end polio.
The Rotary Club of Tyler Raises Funds to Help Eradicate Polio Worldwide 2017-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Many of Marshall's community groups and organizations united together for a time of networking and fellowship at the first Linking Leisurely event Tuesday at the Marshall Convention Center.  "The whole concept of this was to get everybody together that had a volunteer base and in that volunteer base to introduce what you do in the community". 
 
Rotary Club President elect Jay Webb said, "And the community would have the opportunity to say, "I like that, or I'm interested in that."  Rotary President Louraisel McDonald said the event was inspired by suggestions made by Rotary International President Ian Riseley to help unite the club with other community groups.  
"We as a club thought it would be neat if we had not just a simple networking event, but we also wanted other local organizations (to attend) so the community can know about different organizations and what they have to offer," McDonald said.  
Marshall's Community Groups United 2017-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Quitman Rotarians rolled up their sleeves to prepare, cook and deliver spaghetti dinners to provide funds for the District 5830 water well project.
President, Steve Straznicki, ADG Sam and Martha Scroggins, PDG Bill Hedges and Troy Robinson spear-headed  the event. More than a hundred meals were served for those eating in and takeouts. The club plans to repeat this event next Spring.                            
 
                
 
                                                                   
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quitman Rotary Responds 2017-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Service above self': 
On October 12, 2017, Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club, Oaklawn Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club and International Rotary Club had their 37th Annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation Luncheon.  This special event was founded by the late, Texarkana Rotarian Cecil Phillips.   This year's Rotary International Theme is “Making A Difference” and all the First Responders make a difference every day.   The 2017 Public Safety Officers of the Year were: Texarkana,Texas Fire Department, Firefighter John Taylor; Texarkana, Arkansas Fire Department Captain Ray West; Bowie County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Randall Baggett; Miller County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Thomas Whitt; Texarkana, Texas Police Department Officer Cliff Harris; Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department Officer Nathan Lavender; Arkansas State Police Trooper First Class Ernesto Echevarria; Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephen Munger and Trooper Chad Turner.  
Texarkana’s 4 Rotary Club’s honors first responders 2017-10-23 05:00:00Z 0
The Carthage Rotary Club displayed Rotary 5830 Iron Lung next to their booth at Potlatch. The Rotary Club and its partners have worked for several decades to vaccinate children and help eradicate polio.. According to the endpolio.org, the organization and its partners have reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent world wide since 1988. There are now only three countries where polio is found regularly.
 
The iron lung, pictured with District Governor Elect and Carthage Rotary member Judy Guthrie, was used as a tank respirator that could help people breathe until they were able to breathe on their own.
 
Members of the Carthage Rotary Club sold turkey legs and other items during Potlatch.
 
Potlatch 2017- Carthage RC Display Iron Lung 2017-10-22 05:00:00Z 0

Kilgore Rotarians donated $3,300 to Rotary District 5830, the local club's part of an international effort to eradicate polio – so far in 2017 there have only been 12 cases reported between two countries in the Middle East.

Helping fund the fight, “That's $100 for each of our members,” club president Terry Booker reported.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, is World Polio Day and the local civic organization is joining other clubs in the region, throughout the state, across the country and around the world in raising funds to fuel the ongoing eradication of the disease.

Kilgore Rotarians donated $3,300 2017-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant held its Annual Golf Tournament Saturday, September 23, 2017. More than 60 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at Mt Pleasant Country Club while helping to raise funds for Rotary projects. The Tournament was led by Rotarians Bob Hourahan, Buddy Marshall, Jey Yancey, and a team of other Club members. Everyone is now looking forward
to next year's tournament!
Rotary Club of Mt Pleasant held its Annual Golf Tournament 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Dear 5830 Rotarians,
 
I hope you are actively seeking opportunities to be engaged in Making a Difference in your communities. We have just had a group led by PDG Carroll Greenwaldt return from Guatemala where they saw the work done with the District 5830 Global Grant Hospital for Mothers and Children. This was a fantastic trip, and the people of Tekal, Guatemala and the local Rotarians were very appreciative of all that had been done to improve the quality of life there by your generosity. I encourage our clubs to reach out to Carroll for a program on this visit. We will have more local Rotarians heading down to Honduras later this month to participate in a local water project that will supply close to 1000 people with fresh running water. Again, your generosity is making a difference and improving the quality of life for people in desperate need.
 
I have really enjoyed visiting the clubs in 5830. As of today, I have made 39 of 44 visits. It is so very encouraging to see the commitment to helping others and service above self. It is inspiring to talk and discuss about ways to grow and attract new members. It is motivating to see and hear about the service you are doing locally. I am continually impressed with the ways you raise funds to help your club do good in the world! I want to say, “Thank You” for the hospitality and generosity you have shown to Angela and me.
 
This month’s Rotary focus is on Economic and Community Development. It is a great time to talk with your community leaders and identify some problems or challenges your community faces and put together a plan on how to address and correct these issues. Rotarians are leaders and problem solvers! We do this best when we collaborate and work together.
 
We will also celebrate World Polio Day this month- October 24th-. Please make every effort to hold some type of event, large or small, to increase the sharing of information about this ongoing battle and how we are truly this close //. So far, in 2017 there have been 11 new cases of polio worldwide. Last year, there were 37 cases.

 

 
October focus is on Economic and Community Development 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake recently spent several days volunteering at Mabank Area Good Samaritan food pantry, one of the local food pantries they donate to.  This food pantry serves over 700 people each month. 

This is part of a program where the club visits activities they donate money or they have the activity come to a meeting to brief how they used a donation.
Picture:  Left to right - Bill Burnett, club president. members; Jay Eckert, Sean Medina, Ronnie Davis, and Carter Hallmark were volunteering one of the service days.
Rotary Club of CCL Work at Food Pantry 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0
As West Bowie County Rotary Club wraps up their annual dictionary project in which they provide dictionaries to every third grader in West Bowie County, they would like to shed light on a special arm of our club, Hooks High School Rotary Interact Club.  

The Hooks High School Rotary Interact Club consist of service minded high school students who serve their community through assisting West Bowie County Rotary with our projects as well as performing their own community service projects. Pictured above are members of the Hooks High School Rotary Interact Club delivering dictionaries to 3rd graders at Red Lick Elementary School.
West Bowie County RC Annual Dictionary Project 2017-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Eradication Update Jim Fitzgerald 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
 
I am pleased to formally announce, in accordance with Rotary International By-Laws, that Jack Welge (wife Ava) from Longview RC- is the District Governor Designee for District 5830. Jack will serve as District Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary Year. No challenges were received, and we have waited the required number of days to make this official announcement. Jack is an excellent Rotarian and will provide strong leadership for our clubs.  I encourage everyone to congratulate Jack for his willingness to take on this responsibility, go through the training, and be the leader of our district in 2020-2021. 
 
Service Above Self,
DG Ted Huffhines 
 
   
Jack Welge- Longview RC- is the DGD for District 5830. 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
 "WOW!" Cedar Creek Lake's President Bill Burnett said,  " The only expression I know to describe the Club Visioning Event the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake just had with District 5830 facilitators.  David Cartwright and his team made up of Louraiseal McDonald, Nathan Reves, and John Jetter did an outstanding job in getting attending club members involved. When the evening was over there was definitely excitement on what they felt their club could accomplish.  Club President, Bill Burnett encourages every Rotary Club to hold a Club Visioning Event. 
Cedar Creek Lake RC members participate in "Club Visioning Meeting" 2017-09-19 05:00:00Z 0
Dear 5830 Rotarians,
 
It has been extremely inspiring as I have visited so many of our clubs across the district. The good works our Rotarians are doing or plan to do this year make me feel good to be working alongside each of you! Your support for school children, the hungry, and the less fortunate is so very uplifting. Besides the difference you are making in your communities, you also have fun together! Angela and I have seen how much members of the clubs like being together! I really believe this is one of the most attractive aspects of Rotary membership.
 
September is Rotary focus on Education and Literacy. Our clubs do this very well. From dictionaries for elementary students to scholarships for seniors and school supplies for the needy, we are all really involved with improving the educational opportunities for children and students in our communities. Continue to find opportunities and identify needs in your schools that your club can work to find solutions for. I challenge every club to find opportunity to volunteer in your schools. I’m confident every elementary school principal would love to have adults to come read to their students, or even better, listen to a youngster read to you. This type of service is invaluable to building confidence in young students.

 
September is Rotary focus on Education and Literacy 2017-09-11 05:00:00Z 0

With the start of a new school year, West Bowie County Rotary Club is giving a special dictionary to every third grader in our club’s service area just as we do every year.  Third graders from the following schools will receive dictionaries over the next couple of weeks: New Boston, Leary, Maud, Simms, Hubbard, DeKalb, Hooks, Malta, Redwater, and Red Lick.  Pictured below are third graders from Maud and Rotarian Kevin Cauley.
West Bowie County Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries 2017-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
 
Miss Texas, Margana Wood pictured with Gene Kennon, Lindale Rotary Club Member, presented the program to the Lindale Rotary Club. Miss Wood will participate in the Miss USA contest later this year representing the state of Texas.
 
Miss Texas, Margana Wood, Speaker for Lindale Rotary Club 2017-09-05 05:00:00Z 0
Peggy Price of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was recently awarded a "Life Time Achievement" Award by her club.  Peggy has been a dedicated and active member for 22 Years, but future life plans recently required her to move from the area.  Peggy has served in many capacities in the club, but her co-chair responsibilities for the "Celebrity Waiter" fund raiser was the one she loved most.  This is the club's most important and successful fund raiser and was attended by over 280 people this year, raising over $40,000. To the right of Peggy is Andrea Pickens, " Celebrity Waiter" co-chair and Peggy's long time friend.
Peggy Price receives a "Life Time Achievement" Award 2017-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club joined with the United Way of Greater Texarkana to pack backpacks for students returning to school in August.  The United Way provides new backpacks and new supplies to area students with supplies that correspond to the local schools’ supply lists. This year’s goal is to provide backpacks and school supplies for 1600 students.
 
Texarkana Sunrise Club Project “Stuff the Bus” 2017-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
The  Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake's Celebrity Waiter fund raiser was another smashing success.  This year's theme was "Heroes and Villains" with guest dressing in costume to represent their favorite hero or villain.  Supergirl was the costume worn by many of the women while Superman seem to be everywhere. This is the 21st year for the Celebrity Waiter fundraiser and by far the most profitable for the club.
 
There were 136 silent auction items donated that brought in over $9,700 and 28 live auction items sold for more than $28,000.  Ticket sales and the different sponsors levels help bring the grand total collected to over $67,000. Special guest were DG Ted Huffhines and his wife Angela and PDG Carroll Greenwaldt District Director TRF Programs.                                                                      
 
Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake's Celebrity Waiter Fund Raiser 2017-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY CLUB OF TYLER recently had an action packed meeting.  To begin the business portion, we presented a $2000.00 check for clean water projects to Danny Carpenter, chair of the Global Humanitarian Project Grants Subcommitee.  
We also reminded everyone of the Polio Plus goal of $5,000 and mentioned the prizes:  2017 F150 Supercrew XLT; $2000.00 Amazon Gift Card; $1500.00 Best Buy Card; $1000.00 Bass Pro Shop Card; $500.00 Academy Gift Card.  Everyone is on board and tickets are selling briskly.  This goal is very doable so do it NOW!

For the program portion of the meeting, Robin Hood Brians kept us rockin' and rollin' and listening raptly as he sang, played the piano, and told stories of his 50 years in the music business of recording many of the popular artists.  
Tyler Rotary Club's Speaker Robin Hood 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
On Saturday August 5, the Hawkins, Holly Lake Rotary Club hosted its annual Back – to – School Round Up at the recreation/education center of the Hawkins First Baptist Church. The Club bought and distributed school supplies to 150 Hawkins elementary students with their parents.  
Partners and donors to this project included Ozarka, Fabco, City National Bank, Brookshires Grocery, Southside Bank, and First Baptist Church of Hawkins.  Also participating in the event were the Boy Scouts, and volunteers from the First Baptist church of Hawkins.  At the event, we held a fun walk for the children and a bicycle raffle.  Prizes were donated by Credential Research, Raising Canes, Caldwell Zoo, Discovery Science Place, and Trinity Lutheran Church, TRW Trucking, Hawkins Farm and Auto, and from Lindsey Wilson with Century 21. Six bicycles were presented to 2 winners each in categories K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.

 
Hawkins, Holly Lake Rotary Hosts Back-to-School Event 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Terry Booker’s father-in-law was a Rotarian for more than four decades, and Alton Holt lived the Rotary motto: “Service Above Self.”

“Community leaders like him in over 4,000 clubs across America quietly found ways to help mothers and children, support education, promote peace, grow local economies, fight disease and provide clean water,” Booker praised. “I wanted to join the men and women in this area who also valued those issues, and I want to encourage others to join, too.”

In late-June, Booker accepted the Kilgore Rotary Club’s gavel from outgoing president John Lockman. His first month in the post quickly made way for one of the Kilgore Rotary Club’s busiest seasons – last week, the group held their annual August shoe drive in conjunction with Kilgore ISD’s One-Stop Registration.

 

Kilgore RC focus on service "Kilgore News Herald" 2017-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
 
 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."

 
Marshall RC inducts first African American Female President 2017-08-03 05:00:00Z 0
District 5830 Rotary Means Business Fellowship met at the Fox Stephens Field Gilmer Municipal Airport in Gilmer, Texas on October 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. RMBF will attempt another meeting in January 2018 in the Longview/Tyler area. 

A Rotary Means Business Fellowship is being formed in District 5830. Anyone interested in learning of the benefits of this organization can reference info@RotaryMeansBusiness.org.  District 5830 Rotary Means Business Fellowship was chartered on June 21, 2017.  
 
Contact Fay J Durrant @bagman1236@aol.com or 903-278-8800 for additional information.  Suggestion: Join for one year @ $10. If it makes "cents,” the following year, join for a lifetime @$75.00.
 
Yours in Rotary Service for life,
Fay J Durrant PDG and Sponsor of Rotary Means Business Fellowship
 
District 5830 Rotary Means Business, Oct. 6, 2017 Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
Ted Huffhines: District 5830 DG for 2017-2018 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
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.
 
DG Ted Huffhines wishes District 5830 Rotarians a "Great Year" 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
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."
A Vision of Club Visioning 2017-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
Shirley Griffin - Polio Plus Award 2017-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Service Above Self - Dan Carpenter 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Oaklawn Rotary Club Celebrates 50 Years of Service 2017-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
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.
District Speech and Video Contest 2017-04-28 05:00:00Z 0
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.)
District Training Assembly in Paris (TX) 2017-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

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.

XXII Annual District 4250 Conference in Honduras 2017-03-19 05:00:00Z 0
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.  
Fabulous February Rotary Foundation Dinner in Marshall Fran. Hall, District Administrator 2017-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Tri-District Collaboration for International Service Fran. Hall 2016-09-11 05:00:00Z 0
   
Rotary International
Young Leaders in Action
 
   
 
 
August 2016 | Engaging the next generation of Rotary leaders
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exciting changes already taking effect around theworld
 
 
August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and it’s an exciting time for the entire family of Rotary! New changes to develop increased club flexibility and membership help you engage with Rotary in new ways. Now is the perfect time to connect with club members, develop a strategy to attract new members, and share how you activate Rotary’s programs for young leaders to engage the community.
 
 
Young Leaders in Action Rotary International 2016-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by PDG Jim Fitzgerald on Jun 30, 2016
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.  It was great to be a Rotarian.  To my surprise I learned that it was more than just 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, from the Sulphur Springs Rotary Club; a doctor who was himself a victim, and survivor of the dreaded Polio virus.  The incoming president of Rotary International was M.A.T. Caparas, from the Philippines. What they both knew and what I was about to learn was
I Am Still Here PDG Jim Fitzgerald 2016-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
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The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans 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.  Shirley will need a pick up and return date.  Contact information for DA Shirley: rotary5830da@gmail.com or 903-787-8275. 

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. 
Iron Lung is Available for Display! Fran. Hall 2016-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
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
Great News: Our District Has a Global Project Underway! Carroll Greenwaldt 2016-04-24 05:00:00Z 0
TRF Global Scholar Micah Clark's Year In London John Jetter 2015-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
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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.
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ImageEngaging the Next Generation in Rotary: 5 Strategies for Growing Your Club with Young MembersAuthor Michael McQueen was a featured speaker at the Zone 30/31 Institute in Huntsville, Alabama.
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