A message from DG Debbie High

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month”


Rotary International’s 112th anniversary on the 23rd of February

Rotary All Stars – Rotary makes amazing things happen such as:
  1. Improving Quality of life
  2. Raising awareness of bullying and
  3. Protecting domestic violence survivors and their families.

Happy Birthday to Rotary in February 

The RI President in his monthly message ponders how much has changed in our world and our organization since the first Rotary Club met 112 years ago.  As he notes there are many obvious things that have changed, but there are things that we just can’t compare or know, we must believe that the world is a better place because we as Rotarians are here.
Lots of News this month ... Check out these stories on the website.
Updates that are coming this month to the website:
  • Membership Matters pages with special on IGNITE!
  • District Designated Grants (DDF) for 2017-2018 forms and training dates
  • Updated District 5930 Strategic Plan
  • Registration will open for several events - District Conference, 4 Way Test Speech Contest and Youth Lunch
  • Where are we in our Membership Growth? Foundation Giving? Polio Plus Giving?
Please watch the district website, your bulletins & emails from Rotary D5930.
News from Clubs
In 1916, The Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) four games to one in the World Series. Woodrow Wilson was elected the 33rd President of the United States; in Europe, World War I was raging and the Battle of Verdun claimed more than 900,000 casualties; in the Rio Grande Valley, the Rotary Club of Brownsville was founded and officially chartered.
On December 1, 1916, that charter was delivered by the president of the Corpus Christi Rotary Club; the new club, Rotary Club No. 255, boasted 40 members. The club first met at the historic Miller Hotel on Elizabeth Street. Since that time the Rotary Club of Brownsville has more than lived up to its dedication to “service above self.”
Himalayan Rabbit Farm - International Service Project
In 2015-2016, The Rotary Club of Kingsville organized a  project to raise rabbits for food and income in a poor village in Nepal  which had been devastated by an  earthquake.   The project was carried out by Mr. Ujjwal Chapagain, owner of the Himalayan Rabbit Farm, under the supervision of the Rotary Club of Tripureshwor, Nepal.   Professor Steven Lukefahr, a noted expert in rabbit projects at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, suggested that we contact Mr. Chapagain, and was good enough to provide technical advice.    
Bus Schedule for RYLA for the Valley

The Rotary chartered bus for RYLA will pick-up students

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • 12 noon Brownsville Convention and Visitors' Bureau, 650 Ruben M Torres Sr Blvd
  • 1:00 pm Texas Travel Information Center at Harlingen. 2021 West Harrison Avenue
  • 2:00 pm  Main Event Entertainment Center Parking Lot, Pharr next to Burger King Restaurant

Transporting RYLA students to Camp Zephyr, Mathis, Texas before 5:00 PM


On Sunday, February 5, 2017

3:00 PM return RYLA students from Camp Zephyr, Mathis, Texas to:

  • 5:00 pm Main Event Entertainment Parking Lot, Pharr next to Burger King Restaurant
  • 6:00 pm Texas Travel Information Center at Harlingen. 2021 West Harrison Avenue
  • 7:00 pm Brownsville Convention and Visitors' Bureau, 650 Ruben M Torres Sr Blvd
Area 4 Four Way Test Speech contest
Area 4 Four Way Test Speech contest has been schedule for Tuesday, March 8 at 5:15 pm to be held in the library at Calallen High School.
Contact person: Donna Weiss, Corpus Christi Northwest
Did You Know? Where is It?
Several Rotarians and clubs have asked where certain information is on the District Website. Some of what is asked for is on the District website and some of it is on Rotary International site.
Here is a list of what has been asked for: (where it is on the District website -, no login required)
Click the Read more to see if I answered your question.
End Polio Now shoes
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
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Upcoming Events
RYLA Conference
Camp Zephyr
Feb 03, 2017 – Feb 05, 2017
Membership Training for Areas 6, 7, 12 and beyond
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Feb 11, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Has Heart "February 14, 2017"
Across the District
Feb 14, 2017
Lone Star President-Elect Training & Grants
Hyatt Regency DFW
Feb 23, 2017 12:00 PM –
Feb 26, 2017 11:00 AM
RPM - Rotary Polio Moto
Mar 25, 2017 – Mar 26, 2017
D5930 Four Way Test Speech Contest
TAMU - Kingsville Memorial Student Union Building 2nd Floor
Apr 01, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Foundation Awards Luncheon & Grant Management
Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
Apr 22, 2017
D5930 District Conference
Harlingen & Rockport-Fulton
May 04, 2017 – May 07, 2017
District Sponsors

The Reserve at St. Charles Bay

Maxie Houser

Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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