Important Information from the District
“June is The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary”
Rotary All Stars – this month we continue our celebration of The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rotary All Stars – together -  our Rotarians, clubs and district have far exceeded our total combined club goal contributions to End Polio Now! Thank you and congratulations. 
The Rotary Year 2016-2017 combined club / district goal for the Annual Fund is $265,000.
We have NOT met this goal yet - but together we will if we ACT soon. 
We will set a new High on ANNUAL FUND contributions with your help. 
Yesterday (Friday, May 26th) Debbie and I were honored to be part of our Rotary Family to celebrate the life of Past District Governor Everett “Ev” Driskill. PDG Ev spent most of his life in Minnesota building and maintaining a grocery store chain. One of his sons described his Dad’s usual 80-hour work week was only part of his life as he wasn’t satisfied with just dominating in his business, but also strived to be active in “doing good”.

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.
As an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world," its initial contribution was US $26.50 in 1918.
It was made by Arch C. Klumph.
Paul Harris stated, "Long after Arch's journey is ended other men will be following the trail he has been blazing throughout the years."
Continue Blazing the Trail and don't let Arch walk alone.
Accept a challenge.
Can we have every Rotarian in District 5930 contribute $26.50?
We encourage clubs and individuals to mark their donation for the Annual Fund. This will help funds return to us in 3 years.
This is one of the reasons  - 
From Rotary International  - Regional Grant Officer 
Dear Rotarians:
"Congratulations! Your global grant application for funding Global Grant Scholarship for Kayla Stovall, submitted by International Sponsor Club of Southside Corpus Christi, Texas in District 5930 in the United States and Host Sponsor Club of Musselburgh in District 1020 in Scotland, has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is in the amount of US$30,000." 
Kayla Stoval (FB Post) … "This coming September I will be starting a new and exciting journey to pursue my Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK! I am so fortunate to be the 2017 Rotary District 5930 Global Grant Scholar. Due to the generosity of the local Rotarians and the Rotary International Foundation I get to pursue this amazing opportunity. I never in a million years thought this would be possible.
Much love and thanks to you all!”  
Kayla will be with us at the District Conference on May 6th. 
Congratulations TAMUCC Rotaractor Kayla Stovall! 
Meeting and exceeding our combined Foundation giving goals this Rotary year will ensure we continue to support Global Scholars in the future.  (A good return on our investment to our Youth) 
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930
With a sad heart - I am sharing that PDG John Bedgood lost his mother Ruth on Sunday, June 18.
Her obituary with service information can been found here -
To PDG John and family - Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With thoughts of peace and courage for you, Your Rotary 5930 family.
Debbie High
Rotary International D5930
District Governor 2016-2017

Betty Ramirez-Lara, first Hispanic woman to serve as district Rotary governor, talks about club, community

Our incoming District Governor sat down for a Q&A with the McAllen newspaper, The Monitor. Read the story here -
I am attaching info on a group trip we are leading to India in March 2018 . . I am hopeful you might be able to join us!  It will change your life forever, I promise!
Also, if you would share this with your district, members and Friends of Rotary - particularly with anyone who has expressed an interest in project opportunities in India - -reservations are open now and will close once we have 40 individuals.
It is a great itinerary with lots of Rotary built in! Read about this trip with this printable flyer.
Best regards,
Sherri C Muniz
Do you want to see pictures from the full day when Rotary International President John Germ and Judy visited South Texas District 5930?
You can even download the pictures or order prints.
Rotary International President John Germ's Keynote address at the Million Dollar Dinner District 5930 in Corpus Christi, Texas in 2017.
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