Judy Guthrie

Governor 2018-19
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Rotary District 5830

2018-19 Theme
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Gilmer Interact Club will sponsor 5K Color Run Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Gilmer High School. $15.00 per runner. 
Upcoming Events
Rotary Convention - Hamburg, Germany
Jun 01, 2019 – Jun 05, 2019
Wills Point Golf Tourament
Jun 07, 2019
DGE Jim Finstrom & District Officer Installation
Jun 29, 2019
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Iron Lung-West Bowie RC annual half marathon
Oct 11, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
Membership and Foundation Training
Nov 02, 2019
Iron Lung for Tyler Rotary Club Christmas Parade
Dec 05, 2019
Foundation Banquet
Feb 08, 2020
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Shirley Pinnix Evans, District Administrator
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June 2019  
2018-2019 District Governor Judy Guthrie  
Well, it looks like this is my Swan Song!  All I can say is that it has been a heckuva a ride!  This past year will be one of the fondest memories I will ever have.  I have seen people I haven't seen in a long time and met some very fine Rotarians whom I didn't know but can now call my friends.  We have a great District with some amazing people who helped me out at every corner....for which I am eternally grateful.  It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye;  but you will see me again in the coming years as I don't intend to disappear!  Yours in Rotary Service, Judy
Carthage Rotary Club members from left to right: Back row-Cindy Deloney, Nick Durham, Renee Nolen, Barbara Cordell, Joe Bostick, Jim Young, Tommie Smith, Randy Liedtke, Lynda Seidel, Ray Schieffer, Keri Vance, Front row- Lynn Vincent, Carson Joines, Ann Flowers, Bev Brown, Lincoln King and DG Judy. 
In June 1945, Marshall RC sponsors Carthage Rotary Club 
Marshall Rotary Club sponsors Carthage Rotary Club.  Even more relevant than that is the fact that Judy Guthrie is the 2018-2019 District Governor of District 5830.  Judy was the first female member of the Rotary Club of Carthage, having joined in February of 2004!  Written by: PDG Jim Fitzgerald
The flash back into the past requires that the stage be set. World War II had ended May 8, 1945, but the war in Japan was still raging. 
A little over a month later, in the Sunday, June 17, 1945 edition of the Marshall News Messenger, Marshall club president, Gordon Boone, announced that several members of the Marshall and Center Texas Rotary clubs had met for the first meeting of the new Rotary club in Carthage, Texas, Friday June 15. 
The special Representative responsible for forming the new club was PDG Roy E. Smith of Tyler.  The club was officially chartered June 18, 1945, as the newest club in District 128 (now D-5830).
The Charter Banquet was held September 27, at the high school gymnasium in Carthage.  Five members of the Marshall Rotary Club were in attendance.  They were Lon Green, Martin Hirsch, the Rev. William H. Everton, Dr. S. E. Smith, and Warren Keys.
Presentation of the charter was made by the Center Rotary club and a plaque inscribed with the four objects of Rotary was made by the Marshall club.
The club was founded by as a cooperative effort of the Marshall and Center Rotary clubs of District 128, by District Governor R. E. Jackson, professor of Texas State College in Denton, but was the result of the efforts and support of far more clubs and Rotarians, in other cities far and wide.
It was also one of the few clubs charted during the World War II, which is in itself significant, because during the war, thousands of active Rotary clubs were disbanded as they were overrun by the Germans, some of which ultimately fell under Soviet control in May of 1945, because they no longer met the constitutional requirements of the Rotary organization as Non-Governmental-[controlled] Organizations (NGOs).
This caused a large number of clubs to be lost at the very time that the humanitarian services of Rotary clubs were so desperately needed.
But even more relevant than that is the fact that Judy Guthrie is the district governor of District 5830 this year, and she was the first female member of the Rotary Club of Carthage, having joined in February of 2004!  
Judy earned her way to the top, serving as club president, secretary, and treasurer, as well as chairing the Dictionary Project, and the RYLA, Foundation, and Scholarship committees.
At the district level she chaired the 4-Way Speech Contest 5 times, is a member of the Paul Harris Committee, was the District Foundation CPG chair, and Assistant Governor for 3 years.
With the founding of Carthage Rotary club and induction of District Governor Judy Guthrie, it can be proudly said that the Marshall Rotary club, and its members in 1945, had a part in starting the Rotary Club of Carthage, and that will be long remembered, when we honor them, August 24, 2019, at the Marshall Convention Center in Marshall, Texas.
2018-2019  DG  Judy Guthrie Multi-District Conference Cruise
Well....those of you who didn't go on the Multi District Conference Cruise missed a really good time!! We had really good speakers, played games to win prizes, helped the District in Cozumel paint a school, had beautiful weather and wonderful food. All in all, everyone had fun! WE WERE ON A CRUISE Y'ALL and didn't spend all day in a meeting room. We had speakers on Friday and Sunday mornings plus a memorial service for Rotarians in our four Districts who had passed away this past year. We had games in the afternoons if you wanted to play.....hula hoop, shuffleboard, and bean bag throw (also known as corn hole). I'm proud to say that a Rotarian from 5830, Mary Moss and her husband Bill won the bean bag throw!! I hope the DGs following us will do something for their District Conferences that is as much fun as this one was and can manage to get as many good speakers as we had. Please see pictures of the fun on the District Website Photo Album. 
In Rotary Service
2018-2019 District 5830 Governor Judy Guthrie
Register NOW for DGE Jim Finstrom  and District Officers Installation
DGE Jim Finstrom Installation Luncheon for the 2019-2020 Officers will be on June 29, 2019 at the Jefferson Transportation and Visitor Center, 305 East Austin Street, Jefferson Texas 75657.   CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER
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2019 Rotary Council on Legislation Actions
PDG John Jetter attended the triennial Rotary Council on Legislation as RI District 5830’s representative.  The Council met at the Hyatt Regency Chicago April 14 to 18, 2019.  The Council (one representative for each of 530 plus districts) considered 117 enactments of which 42 were adopted.
The 2019 Council on Legislation was not near as progressive as the 2016 Council.  However, it did take some interesting actions.
The Councils actions will effect changes to The Rotary International constitution and bylaws and the Rotary club constitution and suggested bylaws.  These changes will be effective July 1, 2019.  Clubs should be aware that they will be required to adopt the new club constitution and review their bylaws to ensure conformity with the new constitutions and bylaws by July 1, 2019.  When they become available, please download them from the Rotary International website.
Please click on “Read More” below to see John’s summary of the significant actions taken.
John wishes to thank the Rotarians of District 5830 for the opportunity to serve them as the district’s representative to the 2019 Councils on Legislation.  Attending such Rotary events is always an eye opening and thought provoking Rotary experience!
Please feel free to call John with your comments or questions.
“Read More” section
Summarized below are the significant actions taken by the 2019 Council on Legislation which will modify the Rotary International Constitution, Rotary International Bylaws and/or the Standard Club Constitution effective 1 July 2019.
Of the 117 proposed enactments 42 were adopted or adopted as amended, 15 were withdrawn and 60 were rejected.
Relative to Rotary International (RI)
  • Adopted a modernized and streamlined Bylaws of Rotary International and Standard Club Constitution.
  • Authorized RI’s board to take appropriate action to change RI’s tax status to IRC 501(c)(3) “charitable” tax exempt organization from current IRC 501(c)(4) status. (Won’t happen unless Internal Revenue Service allows clubs to remain IRC 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations under group exemption 0573.)
  • Approved admittance of Rotaract clubs as members of Rotary International. Rotaract clubs will not pay dues to RI initially. (Members of Rotaract clubs will continue to be Retractors. They will not become Rotarians unless they also join a Rotary club which is already allowed.)
  • Approved an annual per capita dues increase of $1 for each of Rotary years 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023. ($69.00, $70.00, and $71.00)
  • Amended process of filling a vacancy in the office of RI president-elect
  • Amended various processes relating to the selection of RI director-nominees.
  • Amended terms of service for various RI committees.
  • Removed the name of the official magazine from the RI Bylaws. (Flexibility)
Relative to Clubs
  • Approved requiring presentation of prior year financials and current year budget and year-to-date financials at annual club meeting.
  • Approved term limit of club president to two years.
  • Approved changing attendance make-up period from “14 days before and after the absence” to “within the same Rotary year”.
  • Eliminated membership provisions which:
    • prevented “holders of public office” from being active members under that classification.
    • prevented “employees of RI” from being active members.
Relative to Council on Resolutions and Council on Legislation
  • Approved allowing the RI board to propose urgent “enactments” to the Council on Resolutions.
  • Amended and updated the resolutions and enactments processes.
  • Reduced the number of non-voting members of the Council on Legislation. (Basically, eliminated all RI past-presidents and only allowing one director as a representative of the board.)
Call me if you have any questions.
John Jetter
Chair, District Finance Committee (2016-19)
Rotary International District 5830
Cell 903-235-6474
 Global Scholar
 Connor Lind, 2018-2019 District 5830 Global Scholar.  Clubs can have a Global Scholar coordinator and all members can be on the lookout for possible students looking to pursue a Masters Degree in one of Rotary's 6 Areas of Focus. Applicants  should be accepted by their college/university. Clubs can get applications and information at by searching Global Grants. Nominations can be sent to the District Administrator in the fall of 2019 or no later than January 31, 2020. PDG Lee Montgomery is available for assistance at


The Global Scholar scholarship could not be possible without the generosity of 5830 Rotary members giving to The Rotary Foundation. The District's ability to provide such a scholarship is directly attributed to the gifts made by members 3 years previously. It is truly a contribution to providing Rotary Service through peace, medicine, child health, education, economic development, or water/sanitation." 
"A special thanks to DGN Jack Welge and Tyler Sunrise President Dennis Mack for being on the interview committee. 

Yours in Rotary Service,

PDG Lee Montgomery


 District 5830 4 Way Speech Contest 
Our annual 4 Way Speech Contest was a great success!  We had 19 contestants this year and being a judge is becoming more and more difficult.  These young people are just getting better and better.  The First, Second and Third Place winners are pictured here.  Congratulations to them and all the contestants for a job well done!
In Rotary Service,
DG Judy
From Left to right: 3rd place winner Connelly Cowan from Mt. Pleasant, 1st place winner Jorgann Hulyerson from Cedar Creek Lake, 2nd place winner Brian Baird from Mt. Vernon.  
Marshall Rotary Club 100th Celebration 
Registration for Marshall Rotary Club's 100 Celebration event on Aug. 24 is now open on the Marshall web site.  Rotary International President's Mark Maloney will be the Guest  Speaker. 
Marshall, TX Rotary Club, was Chartered, August 1st, 1919.  We will be "Celebrating a Century of Changing Lives in Marshall – and Beyond",at 5:30 PM, August 24, 2019, at the Marshall Convention Center, Marshall Texas
Atlanta RC Next Chapter Book Club
Atlanta Area club has been sponsoring a “Next Chapter Book Club” for the last 2 years. Members Sheri New, David Lester and Fern Porter have been encouraging these “reading challenged” adults to open up the world of books and discover new vistas! This year they read about cats who can walk through walls and horses that can soar over stiles. There have been fun moments of suspense as we read each week.
Athens Rotary Club's Scholarship Recipients 
Orval Pirtle Memorial Scholarships-- Athens
Cole Sumrall- Athens, Maribel Figueroa - Athens, Victor Silva - Brownsboro, Ashlyn Gartman - Brownsboro, William Scott Blair Jr. - Cross Roads, Madelynn Arwood - Cross Roads, Zoe Hebrank - LaPoynor, Whitney Berryhill - LaPoynor
Ron Baugh Scholarship-Athens
Bandera Barter - Athens, Caitlin Bomer - Athens, Natalie Harrell - Athens, Yasmin Torres - Brownsboro, Danaleigh Stiles - Cross Roads, Hayley Ned - Trinidad
Iron Lung is Available for Display!
The iron lung is ready for display by clubs for special events!  Contact DA Shirley Pinnix-Evans to reserve the Iron Lung. 
Please furnish 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: 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. 
Note: D-5830 Members and Website Visitors

Call me at (903) 787-8275 for help logging in or e-mail me at: I will help you find what you need on the District 5830 Website or Rotary International Website.

District Administrator Shirley Pinnix-Evans

D-5830 Rotarians log in to the website using the "Member Login" link in the upper right corner of the page.  If you are a visiting guest, feel free to browse this website.  If you are interested in finding, or joining a Rotary club in our district please call me at (903) 787-8275.