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Welcome to the Rotary District 5930 ENERGY Report.
WOW! The first 30 days have been full of excitement and a “Things To Do List”.  Our Rotary Club Central has finally Launched and it proves to be easier and more efficient.  I want to THANK our Rotary Clubs that worked diligently to post their goals for Rotary Year 2017-2018.  I also want to THANK our District Trainer, Adam Lara along with our Leadership Team of Rotary ROCKSTARS.  As of July 28th, I have performed 5 Club Installations, 10 Club Visits , 3 Club Socials, oh and attended a Corpus Christi Hooks baseball game.
I also want to THANK District Secretary/Asst. Governor Area 4 Nancy Ross for making the arrangements for my Club Visits.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the Texas Hospitality and getting to know our District 5930 Rotarians. 
I have shared that I want to finish my Club visits by October 28th.  This would give me an opportunity to do a 2nd visit to some of the clubs if time permits.
Please INK the Date of Saturday September 9th for our 1st Rotary District WEB EX Trilogy Conference.  Your Lt. Governor of Promotions J.J. Gonzalez-Club President of Laredo Next Generation Rotary will be sending out more information.  We will be covering Membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image/Rotary Awareness.  You will have 6 Different OFF-Site Locations to Attend throughout our District.
Please schedule a “World Polio Day” Event for Saturday October 21, 2017.  Be Ready to SHOWCASE your Event.
A “Heads Up” for our Rotary District Conference Celebration EARLY BIRD Registration of only $150 for a Period of August 1st through August 31st.  This will include meals for Saturday April 21st, 2018 – a Light Continental Breakfast before the District 4-Way Speech Competition, ALL CLUB Luncheon and the Conference Celebration “Tootie Awards” Dinner at the South Padre Island Convention Center.  The District Conference Dates are April 20 – 22, 2018 at South Padre Island, Texas.  A Golf Tournament on Friday while the Ladies enjoy an Island “Shop Around”.  Be ready to enjoy the Icebreaker on Friday Evening April 20th at Texas’ Biggest Beach Bar – Clayton’s Beach Bar.  Saturday has several activities scheduled with Sand Castle Building Lessons, Youth Conference Polio Walk on the Beach and a Youth Luncheon to follow with Water FUN at Schlitterbaun.  Fireworks on the Beach – Saturday Evening April 21st after the Celebration Dinner with a Birthday Surprise.  Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, 1st Female Club President in Rotary History will be Keynote Address Speaker on Saturday Evening.  On Sunday Morning, the District’s Celebration of Life Ceremony and a Dedication of District 5930 Birdbath as we also Celebrate World Earth Day April 22, 2018.
I will be travelling to the City by the Bay Corpus Christi this coming week along with Portland for a total of 5 Club Visits.  Oh and The ‘Boys will be playing on Thursday evening after the Corpus Christi Evening Rotary Club meeting.   Wish them Luck!
Betty Ramirez-Lara
2017-2018 District Governor
Rotary District 5930

Lt. Governor of Membership

I am very excited to be serving our members in district 5930 as your Lt. Governor of Membership this Rotary year.  And, very grateful to our DG Betty for providing the leadership and resources needed to facilitate our jobs.

I want to show our goal, plan and some strategies regarding membership development.  This is a live and breathing plan that will be adjusted and modified, and, I welcome your input with ideas to make our district successful!

I want to personally Thank and Congratulate Past District Governor Debbie High in leading our Rotary District 5930 for Rotary Year 2016-2017.

As we close one year and begin a new one, our mission continues the same to Service Above Self. Every Rotary International President announces their annual theme with Past Rotary International President John Germ of Rotary Serving Humanity. For Rotary Year 2017-2018, Rotary: Making a Difference. Your District Leadership Team has been in training sessions since January 2017. They have dedicated evenings, weekends and been in Conference calls to brainstorm new ideas and find better ways to Energize Service Thru Rotary. I am impressed and very Proud of their Professionalism and eagerness to Serve our Clubs to have a Successful Rotary Year 2017-2018. OUR MAIN GOAL FOR 2017-2018 IS TO HELP AND SUPPORT OUR CLUBS!

As your District Governor for 2017-2018, one of my main goals is to not keep Rotary a Secret. I have developed and initiated a “TOOT YOUR HORN” Campaign to let our Communities and the World know How we have served them and continue to Serve them. We have several Clubs in our District that have celebrated their Centennial Anniversary and several more that are almost there. That means that they have served our Communities for over 100 years. WOW! 100 YEARS! With daily developments and evolutionary methods of communication such as Social media, it is not only critical but important to Be Connected and STAY Connected. We all need to do OUR part to have our database profiles updated with the most recent information. Our Members need to know What is Happening and the Impact they are having in Our Communities and The World. We will be having Training Conference Calls every 3rd Monday of each Month as a Continuing Rotary Education opportunity. Your Assistant Governors are ready to help and assist you setting your Club Goals in Rotary Club Central by July 18th.

In 2016-2017, we celebrated our Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration in Atlanta and our Rotary Foundation continues to be Strong with receiving the Highest rating in Charity Navigator as The BEST in the World. We now concentrate in our Next 100 Years. With our Growing Membership, it is up to US as Rotarians to sell the Value of Becoming a Rotarian and Keeping and Engaging our Newest Members as well as our Seasoned Members. We need to ENERGIZE Service Thru Rotary to Attract New Young Members to continue the GREAT Works of Rotary for another 100 More Years!

Clubs - Presidents, Administration Chairs, Membership Chairs, Foundation Chairs and all members:

Read the whole story on the ins and outs of these club awards.
Also Club Officers for 2017-2018 - report in your club - ClubRunner website OR the District website OR in the Club Administration section of My Rotary.
Presidents - You set goals at the beginning of the year - NOW please go to My Rotary > Rotary Club Central and report how your club did in reaching those goals. This is a necessary task for awards and to build a database of information for your club to use in the future.
From Rotary International to District Rotary Foundation Chair
Hi Ellison,
Please encourage donors to send in their contributions per the instructions on the contribution forms and encourage them to make gifts online. Sending donations directly to staff slows down the processing of contributions. If a club is sending in one check that needs to be credited to multiple donors, club officers should make sure to include the multiple donor form to ensure the gifts are credited appropriately.
For your information, here are the year-end contribution deadline dates. I will be sending these out to all district leaders today or tomorrow. Last year, I also sent these to club leaders and plan to do so again this year.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Dear club presidents, club presidents-elect, and club secretaries,
In response to feedback from Rotary clubs around the world, I want to let you know about an important change that may affect your annual Rotary membership number. This change will ensure that all 2016-17 membership achievements are accurately recorded and that your club’s July invoice reflects the correct membership at the beginning of the new Rotary year.
Previously, our policy included new members added with a 1 July effective date in the calculation of the annual 1 July membership start number, which was also used for recognizing membership achievements for the immediately previous Rotary year. This calculation method resulted in substantial confusion and frustration for clubs that expected these new members to be counted in their net membership increase for the new year rather than the previous year.
District Governor 2017-2018
Roberta "Betty" Ramirez-Lara, McAllen South
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