Foundation Centennial Dinner

Saturday, November 12, 2016
6 - 7 Fellowship and Showcase
7 - 9 Dinner and Program
Corpus Christi Country Club
Please register Early - we expect this to be a SELL-OUT
Hotel Information - Coming Soon

Rotary Youth Leaderships Awards

February 3-5, 2017
Camp Zephyr on Lake Corpus Christi under Youth Services – RYLA

World Polio Day October 24th

What does your Rotary Club have planned for World Polio Day? 
Register your event now at
Looking for ideas - see the link on our website for World Polio Day Toolkit for Clubs

Is Your Club Ready?

Next Year's officers should be elected and posted in your club website, the district website and Rotary's by December 31, 2016
Your President Elect needs to be listed as soon as possible and should register for LSPETS.


Save the Date and start working on speeches.
Contest is combined with our Youth Conference and Luncheon.
More information coming soon.

Read the 4 Way Test Speech Contest Rules and Guidelines NOW.


Nomination of District Governor 2019-2020

The deadline for our District’s Nominating Committee Representative to receive completed club nomination resolutions is 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Click for full Details and Forms.

Nomination for Council on Legislation

Due December 1, 2016.

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

I want to support Rotary's current work

Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Your gift to The Rotary Foundation allows us to improve communities by promoting peace, preventing disease, bolstering economic development, and providing clean water and sanitation.


Important Information from the District
Lots and Lots of new information and celebration this month.
  • Events
    • Foundation Celebration - November 12 - Register from website homepage
  • News for Clubs - Updates and information on
    • RYLA and a special message about RYLA - on website under Youth Services
    • 4 way Test Speech Contest and Youth Conference - on website under Youth Services
    • Interact Club Information
    • Rotaract Club Information
    • Getting Ready for 2017-2018
    • Liability Insurance
  • News from Club - Several stories of happenings around the district
  • Million Dollar Dinner - watch the video

RLYA 2017 will be held February 3-5, 2017 again at Camp Zephyr on Lake Corpus Christi.
All RYLA information has been updated on website at under Youth Services – RYLA
Due to price increases for food, camp facilities and materials, Camper tuition has increased to $300 per Camper for the three day RYLA experience.  This is the first price increase in over a decade!!


“dig into your historical archives”

and share how your club has used the Foundation dollars to do good in your community (and the world)
For our November 12th Foundation Centennial Dinner we are looking for story boards (think science fair three-panels or PowerPoints) telling the stories of
  • fundraisers, (can you guess the club that sold manure with all proceeds going to the Foundation?)
  • grant projects, and (DDF Grants, Global scholars, Health, Hunger and Humanity Grants, please reach back into history)
  • any story abut your club and The Rotary Foundation. (Remember Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, Discovery Grants, First Paul Harris Fellow in your club, etc.)
Contact Ellison Crider ( for more Information.


During the spring semester many Rotary Clubs hold a Four-Way Test Speech Competition. It is a competition offered to high school students where the student must prepare a five to seven minute speech to illustrate the Rotary Four-Way Test.

The student is judged on Content (50%), Organization (30%), and Delivery (20%). The student must follow the Four-Way Test Theme throughout, must relate the speech to his/her own activities, must present a human-interest appeal, and must choose language that is clear, vivid and persuasive. The student must demonstrate organization of thought including an introduction, clear and orderly points and a brief conclusion that drives home the point of application. And finally, the student must be effective in his or her speech delivery including volume, grammar, gestures and attitude toward the audience.

Full information for Assistant Governors and clubs

We had an incredibly successful 3n1 seminar in Kingsville!  There was a lot of new faces that were eager to learn, and return to their clubs full of new information and energized passion.

I want to remind all the clubs that our combined district goal for this year is to grow by a net of 100 new members.  This translates
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
One District 5930 Rotarian made a donation of $3,3333 to The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus and his company, Shell Oil, matched his donation 2:1.  The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation matched that total 2:1. 
$3,333 = $30,000 for Polio Plus 
$30,000 = 60,000 children that will  be immunized and will not be crippled by polio. 
Does your company match? Over 15,000 companies have matching gift programs to encourage your support of The Rotary Foundation.  
We are Rotary Serving Humanity.

For 54 years Interact has developed young leaders who take action to create a better world. Celebrate World Interact Week this 31 October-6 November and connect with Interactors worldwide to demonstrate how Interact clubs make a difference. Rotary clubs plan joint service projects, invite Interactors to their meetings, and promote Rotary’s youth service to the community.

Here are some ideas for various activities
Due date: All activities must be reported by 30 June 2017
Your Rotaract club works hard to make the world a better place. Help members feel proud of their accomplishments by earning a Presidential Citation for your club. All activities must be completed between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.
Since Rotary will verify your club’s accomplishments using information your club enters in My Rotary, there are no forms or reports to submit. Please note that Rotary is unable to extend the due date or make exceptions to the online reporting requirement.
Work with your sponsor Rotary club’s leaders to track and verify your club’s progress toward each of the citation’s goals. Report any discrepancies between Rotary’s records and yours to before 30 June.
For more information, go to this link:

Due date: Qualifications must be verified by your sponsor Rotary club’s president or a district leader by 15 August 2017.
Your Interact club is making a positive difference in your school and community. Make sure your members get the recognition they deserve by earning a Presidential Citation for your club. All activities must be completed between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.
Your sponsor Rotary club's president will need to use My Rotary to verify that your club has qualified for the Presidential Citation. In June 2017, RI will send your sponsor Rotary club instructions on doing this.
•Verify Interact club qualifications (available June 2017)
For more information, go to this link:

Dear District 5930 Rotary Club Presidents:
On behalf of the District 5930 Rotary Foundation Committee, I am pleased to announce that we have established a MILITARY VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP in an effort to help veterans who have been honorably discharged pursue a higher education.   
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the individual must be either pursuing or planning to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate in a field related to one of the following areas: Peace and Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. 
All U.S. Rotary clubs and districts are insured under the U.S. Rotary Club & District Liability Insurance Program (“Insurance Program”), which includes general liability and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance.

For information about the Insurance Program, loss control, waivers, contract language, and other insurance related topics please visit
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930
October 22, 2016 is a Rotary Day of Service in Corpus Christi.  Organized by the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi, adults and youth throughout the community will have the opportunity to give their time and talent ...
Dear all,
Greetings!! How are you? I hope everyone has been doing well! Here is my report of how my new life in the Germany has been working out. 

Everything has been going great so far! I have been here for about 3 weeks already since I arrived. I flew from McAllen to Houston to Munich to Hannover Airport and luckily everything went fine.  ...
     My third month in Belgium has been amazing. I was really nervous about school buy both the students and the staff have taken me in and helped me in any way that I need.  A couple of weeks ago we had our first rotex activity and we went kayaking in a village named Coo.  Other than the fact that my kayak flipped and that the water was freezing cold, it was really fun.  My favorite thing about this activity was that I became friends with people from all over the world.  
Rose Shaw Elementary School EarlyAct FirstKnight® Service Club has around thirty fourth and fifth grade students who work with Rotarian advisors from the Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi, Texas, Rotary International District 5930.  Southside Corpus Christi Rotarian advisors guided the service club members on options for international service projects.  After seeing photos of children that were crippled from Polio and learning this crippling disease could have been prevented if the children had been immunized, one of the service club members stated, “We have to help them!” 
The International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators is one of RI's newest fellowships. The website address is As you can see from the website, one does not have to be an educator or work in the field of education to be a member-just have a passion for or an interest in education. Membership is available for one year ($20 USD), three years ($50 USD), or a lifetime membership for $100 USD.
The Rotary Club of Historic Brownsville hosts, in partnership with CPS and Children's Museum of Brownsville, an annual exhibit of portraits of children in foster care.  The event is a HEART GALLERY designed to help children ....
On Sunday evening, September 25, 2016, the Rotary Club of Aransas Pass had a social at Crab-N Restaurant to welcome our District 5930 Governor, Debbie High. More excitement followed.
This arrived too late to be included at the beginning of the month. But we're looking for pictures for next month. send in before the 24th of the month for inclusion.
Goliad Auditorium - Saturday Oct. 8th -  Annual Hunter's Ball
World Polio Day
No child anywhere should suffer from polio, a completely preventable disease. Help us celebrate World Polio Day 2016 on 24 October. Share your voice online, advocate with your government, and create and register your own World Polio Day event. Go to and follow the links below to Get Started.
Toolkit  >>  Register  >>  Donate  >>  Share
This message has been sent by Andy Hagan,DGN so we stay focused and are mindful of the gift of giving, the impact we can make on others lives, and the Good Work performed by Rotarians and The Rotary Foundation to address the needs of others less fortunate.
Here is a compelling story of a woman who contracted the Polio virus but prevails despite physical challenges and personal setbacks…
Ironman triathlete Minda Dentler challenges world to end polio
District Sponsors
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

Supporting the Rotary Foundation  

To donate go to


End Polio Now

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