As your District Governor, I am happy to report that club visits are going well with 19 completed. 
I want to commend the Marshall Club's recent 100th Anniversary celebration with International President Mark Daniel Maloney and his gracious wife, Gay, attending.  Mark addressed the club, recognizing the historic importance of service as a 100 year attribute of the club and challenging the Club to continue with another 100 years of the same. 
Next, considering the storm damage from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and America's East coast, I challenge each club to "connect the world" and participate in providing relief to the victims of the storm. 

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.


​​​​​​Pictured from Left to Right are the DGND Interview Committee that interviewed and selected Carolyn Franks as District Governor for 2022-2023 
IPP Mineola Greg Hollen, PDG & VG Ted Huffhines, IPAG Texarkana Area Ralph Waits, PDG Tom DeWitt, PDG Lee Montgomery, IPDG & Interview Chair Judy Guthrie, DGDN Carolyn Franks, AG Nathan Reves, PDG Carroll Greenwaldt 
CAROLYN FRANKS is a native of Pittsburg, Texas and a graduate of Pittsburg High School and the University of North Texas.  District Governor Nominee Designate Carolyn Franks will hold the District Governor position from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
From 1987-1998 she taught choir and piano at Pittsburg ISD where she started the piano program which still is being taught today at Pittsburg Jr. High and High School.
She currently serves on the boards of the Camp County Historical Commission, the Pittsburg-Camp County Library, the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Pittsburg Rotary Club and the 20th Century Study Club. 
Pittsburg Rotary Club members welcome DG Jim Finstrom and wife Tricia to their club.
From left to right:  AG Nathan Reves, Club President Kay Green, Tricia Finstorm and DG Jim. 
District 5830 Leadership attends Zone Training. 
From left to right: President of Marshall Rotary Club Barbara Judkins,  PDG & VG Ted Huffhines, PDG & Membership Chair Lee Montgomery, DGE Jack Welge
With the beginning of a new Rotary year, and summer coming to an end, I hope that you are relaxed and recharged for the busy season ahead. District events like Membership and Foundation Training and Foundation Dinners are fast approaching. I have included some resources below to help kick start your fundraising efforts.

Rotary Foundation Basics e-learning module
As Rotarians and leaders, you have access to Rotary's online Learning Center which offers several courses to assist you in your leadership role. 
IPDG Judy Guthrie and Rotary International President Mark Maloney made the front page of The Marshall News Messenger.   RI Mark Maloney was the Guest Speaker as Marshall Rotary celebrate 100 years. Approximately 240 Rotarians and guest attended the event.  
Marshall Rotary Club President Barbara Judkins presents Marshall Club Banner to RI Mark Maloney and First Lady, Gay Maloney. Other specials guest include Rotary Zone Director, Floyd Lanica and Congressman Louie Gohmert. 
For those of you who have attended an International Convention, these hints may be old hand, but for the first or second time attendee, I hope these will help you get the most out of the convention.

The very first thing you need to do is REGISTER and do that today!!!!!! CLICK HERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION  I am not sure what the break is financially, but do know that it is less expensive today than it will be in a few weeks/months. If you have attended a convention previously, then most of your information will still be in the system, and if you have a clubrunner account and you have set up your personal account with Rotary International, then all your information will be in the system.

PDG Bill Hedges volunteers at East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, Texas. This project is sponsored by the Tyler Rotary Club.
Pittsburg Rotarians had a workday to replace damaged flags for display around Camp County and Pittsburg for special national holidays.  The repair team is pictured L-R, Sabin Warrick, Vee Couch, AJ Mason, Mike Reynolds, Shawn Kennington, Vernon Rowe, Gary George, Eric Fruin, Jim Archer, Harold Holyfield, Chris Lummus. 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club is behind Boy Scout of America Caddo Area Council Scout Executive, Anthony Escobar.  Sunrise welcomes Anthony Escobar as he update the Rotarians on the success of the pilot Cub Scout Program at Nash Elementary School.   Sunrise Rotary Club and BWI Companies will sponsor 32 Cub Scouts for the 2nd year beginning in October 2019.  
PDG Bill Hedges worked at the month long A&M Fish Camp in Palestine, Tex. cleaning up cabins for the 2019 Freshman Class. With broom in hand he joined other volunteers in this worthwhile task.  For non-Aggies, Fish Camp is a 4-day extended orientation program that takes place at Lakeview Conference Center in Palestine, Texas.

Fish Camp is led by A&M students who are passionate about making the first year of college a success for freshmen!

Every counselor has valuable personal experience, so they can offer advice about classes, College Station, and anything else you need as you begin your journey as an Aggie!

Rotarians and Lions working together at the KISD One Stop registration helping students get ready for the beginning of school. Lions taught the Rotarians how to check the students vision and Rotarians measured the feel of students for a new pair of shoes and socks.
PDG Bill Hedges volunteered with Dr. Harold Hedges installing a stone wall and stone in flower beds at Episcopal Camp Mitchell on Mt. Petit Jean, Ark. 
Jefferson Rotarians delivered dictionaries bright and early Friday, August 30, 2019 to Third Graders at Jefferson Elementary and Cypress Bend Elementary schools.  This project, as well as the  Dolly Parton Imagination Library, helps Rotary promote literacy in Marion County.
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