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!
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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
May is Youth Services Month and District Conference”
Rotary All Stars – the link between Rotary and youth for all our clubs is amazing.  
Every club that I visited engages with youth programs in some way or another, such as:
  • RYLA
  • Early Act First Knight
  • Interact
  • Rotaract
  • Scholarships
  • Rotary International Youth Exchanges
  • Literacy Programs
  • Adoption Awareness Picnics and many others.
It is imperative we continue to invest in our youth by sponsoring new Interact and Rotaract Clubs.
Well we are almost ready for the Grand Finale of the Rotary Year 2016/17.  It is not just the District, but all Club Presidents are looking at the end of their year of service.  It has been Debbie’s and my privilege to serve you.  It has been a busy, exciting, and at times challenging year.  We have been blessed to make many new friends all over our District.  We are so proud to be members of a District that has so many Service Projects in our communities, regions, nationally and worldwide.
Later this week, I hope to get to visit and enjoy your fellowship at the 2016/17 Rotary District Conference.   Taking the time to reflect on the success of this year is a valuable exercise.
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) 

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.
Every district selects a representative to serve at the Councils on Resolutions and the Council on Legislation that take place during their Council term from 1 July 2017
through 30 June 2020. The Council representatives will represent their district at the:
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 Councils on Resolutions
  • 2019 Council on Legislation
District 5930 elects this representative at our District Conference. The three Past District Governors in consideration are: (nominated by their clubs and listed by order of year served a DG)
  • James "JD" Simpson
  • Maxie Houser
  • Arthur Zeitler

Representatives’ Duties

Duties of a Council representative are as follows:
  • Assist clubs in preparing proposed resolutions and enactments;
  • Discuss proposed resolutions and enactments at district meetings;
  • Be knowledgeable of the attitudes of Rotarians within the district;
  • Give critical consideration to all proposed resolutions and enactments and effectively communicate his or her views on such proposals to the Councils;
  • Act as an objective legislator;
  • Participate in the Council on Resolutions;
  • Attend the Council on Legislation for its full duration; and
  • Report on the deliberations of the Councils to his or her clubs following the meetings of the Councils.
Representatives are also required to complete an online representative course and Council training at their 2018 Rotary Institute in preparation for the 2019 Council on Legislation. Their participation at the Institute is not funded by Rotary International.
Each club is entitled to a minimum of one vote, which is determined by using the club’s paid membership as of the most recent club invoice. Those clubs that have over 25 members are entitled to an additional vote for every additional 25 members, or major fraction thereof. All votes from clubs with more than one vote shall be cast for the same candidate; a club may not split its vote. If votes are split in a club, they will be considered spoiled votes.
The candidate who receives a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast is named the representative. If there are only two candidates, the candidate failing to receive a majority of votes shall be the alternate representative, to serve in the event the representative is unable to serve. When there are more than two candidates, the balloting shall be by single transferable ballot. At such point in the single transferable ballot process that one candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the candidate who has the second highest number of votes shall be the alternate representative.
Ballots will be provided to members attending Session 1 on Saturday morning, May 6, 2017 at 9:00 am. One ballot per club with the number of votes listed based on January 1, 2017 membership number. The election will occur during that session with the votes tallied and results provided at the end of the session. Clubs need to have a member present to cast the ballot.

Timeline for the 2017-2020 Council Cycle

A representative’s work spreads across their three-year Council term. The cycle is as follows:
30 June 2017Selection of representatives and alternates
Resolution submission deadline
1 July 2017Representative’s Council term begins
Late 20172017-18 Council on Resolutions (date to be determined)
31 December 2017Enactment submission deadline
31 March 2018Amendments to proposed enactments deadline
30 June 2018Resolution submission deadline
September 2018Council on Legislation book published
Late 2018 2018-19Council on Resolutions (date to be determined)
February 2019Statements of Support and Opposition deadline
April 2019 (tentative)2019 Council on Legislation
30 June 2019Resolution submission deadline
Late 2019 2019-20Council on Resolutions (date to be determined)
30 June 2020Representative’s Council term ends


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 May 3. First committed, first paid. All merchandise must have the new Rotary logo.
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

Four Items of Interest

  • Club Officer Reporting
  • Presidential Citation
  • Club Brochure Template Available
  • Rotary Club Central Updates
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.
Item 3.  Reported club officers for the upcoming Rotary year to no later than the end of May 2017 (That is also an RI requirement)
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930
End Polio Night with the Vipers took place on March 25, 2017 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo County.  The event included six Rio Grande Valley Rotary clubs teaming together with the Western Conference Champions RGV Vipers basketball organization to raise money for the eradication of Polio. 

Four Items of Interest

  • Club Officer Reporting
  • Presidential Citation
  • Club Brochure Template Available
  • Rotary Club Central Updates

April 20 was a special day at the last TAMUCC Rotaract meeting of the semester. We closed the chapter on a Rotaract year of great memories by celebrating memories and seniors graduating in May and December 2017.

We started a new chapter with passing the torch to a new amazing officer group! Chris Mata will be the Fall semester 2017 Rotaract President! Congrats, well deserved to you all.

Thank you Assistant Governor Leo Barrera for your inspiring speech and constant support!

Special thanks to Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi for these amazing Rotaract graduation cords and stoles!
To Begin.
This November 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rotary Adoption Awareness Project.  There are many ways to describe this, but most easily it can be simply be labeled "Rotary". There seems not to be another program that exemplifies who we are and what we do.  I have heard Rotarians describe this and they have all been wonderful.  This has never been about any single Rotarian but rather our family of Rotarians.

Ingleside Rotary Club Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Ingleside Public Boat Ramp

Cove Park



Step 1: Form a Peacebuilder Committee in your club.
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.
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