Saturday, May 6, 2017
doors open at 6:30 pm
Starts at 7:00 pm
Adults -$25
Students/Veterans - $10
Martha Luigi Auditorium

Buy your ticket here

also available at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber Visitor Center
319 Broadway, Rockport
Don't Miss This One!
Visit Easy Fundraising Ideas


D5930's Million Dollar Dinner

Was a success and everyone had a fantastic evening. Even if you missed the dinner it is not too late to join this record setting event.
We have currently raised $1, 756,166.

Can we get to

Two Million Dollars?

Give DGN Andy Hagan a call now at (956) 592-0944.
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.
The newest Southside Corpus Christi RAMP Champs
Attended the Rotary District 5930 Serving our Youth Luncheon
Participated in the Ribbon Cutting with the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi for the new Trike Trail at the Ronald McDonald Charity House Corpus Christi 
Million Dollar Dinner
Check out the video at the bottom of this page.
Club Leadership Training Camp
AKA District Assembly
May 20, 2017
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
Robstown, TX
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Betty Ramirez-Lara
Registration will open soon
Cost = $30
Important Information from the District

Women in Rotary,1986 – 2017 - a 30 year Journey

Stigma and superstition Hunted for body parts and isolated by fear, Tanzanians with albinism find safe futures with the help of Rotary and Martha Mganga, a 54-year old Rotary community advocate who is one of her country’s most prolific campaigners for the rights of people with albinism. It is one of the ways Rotary is working to improve the lives of women.

What we need from Clubs:

  • Door prize – value - $50, suggestions - gift basket, gift cards
  • Project Display board of your signature project for fundraising or community involvement to share
  • A list of names with details and a picture of members who passed this year for our Celebration of Life. Send to JD Simpson at by April 21, 2017.

What we need from Rotarians:

  • Donation of an item for our Mystery Box. This is a large box filled with all manner of things –pretty things, kitchen things, small appliances, gift cards, games, garden things, TV things, all manner of things. We guarantee that the box contains at least $2000 worth of merchandise. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $10. Only 1000 tickets will be sold. Send it to District 5930, PO Box 51, Rockport, TX 78381. Call Nancy Paulson, 361-463-8791 or Terri Whitman, 361-205-7122 for more information. Winning ticket will be drawn on May 6, 2017 at the Governor's Banquet Dinner.
  • Honor the Women in Rotary – attend a luncheon in Harlingen.
  • Your attendance at a Party – Friday night – Cinco de Mayo.
  • Come to the All Club Lunch on Saturday, May 6.
  • Be an audience member at several performances on Saturday. Especially – Amanda Wirtz
  • Walk on Sunday for Polio.
  • All this will give you a better view of our District and provide some fun for you and your family in Rockport and Fulton.

Available to either Clubs or Rotarians:

  • We are offering a new service of having Rotary merchandise on sale at the conference. i.e. totes, banners, lapel pins, shirts, etc. If you or you club would like a table, we have 5 available at $50 each. We must have your email requesting a table by April 10. First committed, first paid. All merchandise must have the new Rotary logo.
  • Ads in our Conference book or on the big screen are for sale for $50. Consider promoting your club fundraising activity. Rotarians can advertise their business. (Specifications - Size 4.75" w x 3.75" h, pdf or jpg, 300 resolution. send to Deadline is  April 25 for the big screen.
Thank you for for attention to these needs as we plan and prepare for YOUR Conference of Rotary Clubs.
Chairpersons of the Planning Committee for 2016-2017 District Conference of Rotary Clubs
JD Simpson, PDG & Terri Whitman
 “April is Maternal and Child Health Month”
Rotary All Stars – Together we make amazing things happen like:
  • High quality health care for vulnerable mothers and children
  • Education
  • Immunizations
  • Birth kits
  • Mobile health clinics
  • How to prevent mother to infant HIV transmission
  • How to breast-feed and
  • How to protect themselves and their children from disease
What service projects do you and your club participate in to support maternal and child health?  Share how your club supports maternal and child health initiatives on Rotary Showcase
I concede my newsletter space to the “Gov” – she had a lot to say this month.
Fly High with Rotary and I’ll see you soon at the District events. 
Life is good!
Yours in Rotary, 
Joe (First Dude)
As a Rotary year closes, clubs need to apply or send in information to receive the Presidential Citation from Rotary International or the Club Exemplary Award from District 5930. In the past the deadline was March 31 and there several applications to complete and send. NOT THIS YEAR!
For the Presidential Citation:
Process for entering data at Rotary Club Central ( – please watch this video -
Tasks can be done by the Club President, Club Secretary or Club Executive Secretary.
For the Exemplary Club AwardsUse this document (also available on the public side of our website and given to your President during the Official DG/Board meeting).
The only data entry needed using ClubRunner is the normal Secretary and Officer work done continuously all year long. Nothing specific for these awards.
However it is best to make sure your officers are listed in ClubRunner for next year. This will ensure that the new District Leadership can reach them and they will have access to ClubRunner and Rotary Club Administration areas and Rotary Club Central. Directions for how to do enter Club Officers in ClubRunner.
End Polio Now
Inaugural Rotary Polio MOTO
LTG Youth Services Joseph Michael Dickerson organized our First Annual D5930 Rotary Polio MOTO event March 25th and 26th
  • 819 miles in two days through Rotary District 5930 (and Beeville) with 7 MOTO Rotarians and Friends of Rotary, plus the “Chase SUV” with Rotarian Cat Dickerson and Future Rotarian Charlotte.
  • Fun, Fellowship, Food, Polio and Rotary Awareness, Donations and Pledges
  • PolioPlus Goal:$5,000 – doubled at $10,000 and counting!
“Born to be wild.  And end Polio.”  Rotarian Tim Dowling, Rotary Club of Corpus Christi stated on a Facebook post.
Click on the Read More to see the pictures from across the District.

End Polio Night with the Vipers
On March 25th, the District 5930 Valley Rotary Club network participated, sponsored and attended the 2nd annual End Polio Night with the Vipers.  Organized by Harlingen Rotary Club member, Doyle Clark, it is estimated over $15,250 was raised.  Stay tuned for a full story about the event, the total raised, and photos from Rotarian Doyle. 
In one weekend Rotarians, and friends of Rotary, across District 5930, raised over $25,000 for polio!  “Going the Distance to Beat Polio!” 
District 5930 Million Dollar Dinner Weekend
Thank to you RI President John (Judy) Germ, DGN / MDD Chair Andy Hagan, the MDD Committee, District 5930 Rotarians and our families and Friends of Rotary for a historic event March 11, 2017.
Million Dollar Dinner
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930



Step 1: Form a Peacebuilder Committee in your club.
Club Builder Award -  
Is there a member in your Rotary Club that meets these  requirements? 
1.  The nominee must be an active Rotarian in good standing, with at least five years of membership. 
This year five of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Rotaract students will be traveling to Atlanta for the Rotary International Convention. We are excited to grow as young professionals and thriving  future Rotarians on a global level.  Our goal is to raise $1200 to cover our traveling expenses. In the next few months we will be working hard to plan bake sales, car washes, and profit share events with local restaurants.

We are open to come talk to  Rotary Clubs or send a short video to  share our efforts. If you can support us in anyway that you can please let us know.

Please contact for any more information.

The purpose is simple:  Obtain more involvement and engagement between local communities and foreign cultures that includes Foreign-owned Enterprises (FOEs) or those businesses that operate globally, as well as those foreign/ethnic community groups and employees of diverse ethnic backgrounds..

Event:  UHV's International Festival

Please see the  flyer (click the image on the Read More section)  about the International Festival on April 19th from 6-8PM. 

Please contact the International Department at the University of Houston - Victoria for more information at (361) 570-4109 and we hope that some of you can come. 

Dear Rotarians,
The wildfires that swept across the Texas Panhandle beginning on March 6 left in their wake tragic human losses as well as about 440,000 acres of charred land in eight counties, hundreds of miles of burned fences and uncounted number of dead or injured animals as reported by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Thank you for your efforts and enthusiasm in growing our district membership.  We are at a net positive of 50 members as of February 2017.  We are #1 in Zone 21b.  Congratulations!!!!!
My message to all Rotary members of our great district is that membership development is the responsibility of each and every one of us; and if you have not brought in a members this Rotary year,
District 5930 Edinburg Rotary Club
Cajunfest Fundraiser 2017 andRotary has Heart Campaign
     Rotary Has Heart Campaign was held at the Edinburg Rotary Cajunfest event on February 11, 2017 at the Echo Hotel, Edinburg Texas.    
To:              5930 Interact Clubs
From:         5870 District Conference Committee
Re:              Interact Club Projects
To the Interact Clubs of District 5930, we would like to offer our services for any of your club projects that we could assist you with on Saturday, May 20, 2017 while we are attending our District 5870 Conference in Corpus Christi.
Let us know if we can help you in any way.
If yes, please respond to my contact information below.
Thank you,
Bruce Golden
5870 DG / 2016 – 17
512-940-5480 cell
Hi All --
As I wear my End Polio Now shoes for club visits I have gotten several requests for the shoes and clubs have been collecting donations for Polio Plus
I have been asked, "How do I get a pair of End Polio Now shoes like yours?”

Rotarian Art Bautista (District 5890 - Houston Metro Area)

What a deal he has for you. You will be able to help End Polio Now and get your pair of shoes
Upcoming Events
Required Postings
This document has the financial statement from Rotary Year 2015-2016, Betty Frantum, DG. This is the report from the Audit Committee. Club Representatives will vote on its acceptance at the 2017 District Conference.
District Sponsors
The Rotary Foundation

Your District Needs Your Help

Please search your files for project pictures and stories that were beneficiaries of Foundation Funds.
Send your stories to Ellison Crider at
We also need stories of Women in Rotary.
The 30th Anniversary will be celebrated as part of our District Conference.
Send your stories to Eddie Bartnesky at
Rotary International Convention


Celebrate with us in Atlanta

It's just a few months until we'll be together at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta -  June 10-14 - celebrating The Rotary Foundation's 100th anniversary, networking with old and new friends, and enriching our Rotary experience. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time, and you can save if you register by 31 March. If you've already registered, be sure to invite your Rotary friends.

You're invited to a special event in Atlanta, hosted by our Zone  - Southern Dinner in the Park. View the printable flyer here.


District 5930's Million Dollar Dinner

To donate go to


RIPE Ian Riseley Welcome to D5930

We're all in this together


Presidential Citation Dashboard 2016-2017

A good How-to video