Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service.  A copy of a Power Point Presentation on Vocational Service is available on the District Website under download files. 
Through Vocational Service we:
–Serve others by using our unique skills to address community needs
–Empower others through training and skill development
–Inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principles
Fellow Rotarians:
Please note that the registration for the Foundation Dinner is now open! The theme will be Mardi Gras and we are going to have a blast! There will be 2 cash bars plus hors d'ouvres and your choice of entrée. We have also blocked some rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn at a reduced rate.  Go to upcoming events on the District Website for links to register for the dinner and reserve your hotel room. You can wear your favorite Mardi Gras Beads and/or Mardi Gras Mask! 
 
You Don't Want to Miss This!!
DG Judy

 

The Marshall Interact Club has definitely been busy Being the Inspiration in Marshall, TX.  They had a float in the Fire Ant Festival parade.  They distributed candy at the Annual Downtown Candy Fest.  During International Interact Week, they collected and donated canned food items to Mission Marshall, local food pantry.
Congratulation to Junior Vice President Carl Raymundo, for being accepted for Rotary's RYLA Leadership Camp in Athens, Tx.  This is a major accomplishment because only a select few Juniors are accepted. 

 Former U.S. solicitor general and independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr speaks to Rotarians at a luncheon organized by the Rotary Club of Tyler on Thursday, December 13, 2018.  In August 1994, Starr became independent counsel responsible for overseeing several investigations involving the Clinton Administration, including Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. 

 

December was a busy month for the Rotarians in Idabel, OK.  They celebrated their 55 years of service along with Senior Santa shopping and gift wrapping dinner.
Events are as follows: Shopping Monday, Dec. 3, Dinner Dec. 5, Clubs 55th Birthday party Dec. 6. - 63 total gifts were taken to three nursing homes and Department of Human Services. 
 
Mark Polsom (Santa)  
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's President, Steve Collier and Past President, Patty Collier spent their Wedding Anniversary giving back to the Community by volunteering for the Salvation Army.   That is " Service Above Self" for sure. 
 
Other Sunrise Rotarians that participated in the community event  but not pictured are as follows: Chad Carlile, Terry Davis, Dave Dutton, Shirley Pinnix-Evans, Steve Rogers, Katie Waits Shonkwiler, Karen Wall, Ralph Waits 
In 1998, the Rotary Club of Marshall noticed there was a high rate of high school students quitting high school.  The club decided to implement the Diploma Plus program.  The 1st two students to complete the program graduated and attended college.   April Spears has served as the Diploma Plus Chair for the past two years. She meets with the Diploma Plus students monthly and encouraging them to graduate from high school.  She has truly “Been the Inspiration” in Marshall, TX.  Thanks to her enthusiasm, encouragement and persistence, the students are scheduled to graduate in May 2019.
 
On Monday, December 10, 2018, DG Judy Guthrie was honored to install four new members for the Mineola Rotary Club. Way to go Mineola Rotary Club!
 
New Members: Kraig Yarbrough, Denise Hurst, Beth Shockey and Roy Shockey. 
Beckville Interact Club putting together bags of supplies to be handed out to the homeless. 
 
Henderson Rotarians wrapping gifts for needy families.  Gifts were provided for 12 children.  The funds come from a "White Elephant" sale during one club meeting. The club has continued this project for many years. 
 

Idabel, OK (December 14, 2018)— Idabel Rotary Club's submission to the 2019 Festival of Trees sponsored by the Museum of the Red River, was selected "Best Tree" in the "Civic and Social Clubs" category.  Decorations included Rotary banners from clubs around the world. Other categories in the annual competition include businesses, school groups, and non-profits. Judges are chosen from each of the categories but are not associated with organizations who have entered a tree. There is also a "Peoples Choice" award from popular voting.

 

 

Message from Longview-Greggton RC President Scott Brunner: I hope all is well and everyone had Wonderful Holidays.   I wanted to make sure that my fellow Rotarians knew that our club is moving to a new location.  We will no longer be meeting at First Baptist Church in Longview.  We will start meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn ,905 E. Hawkins Parkway, Longview, beginning with our January 4, 2019 meeting.  We are set to be in the meeting room Pinehurst B. 
Thanks,
Scott 
 
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