A message from DG Debbie High

 “March is Water and Sanitation Month”

Rotary All Stars – Rotary makes amazing things happen like:
  1. Strengthening the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.
  2. Providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.  
  3. Supporting programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  4. Supporting career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.
  5. Creating tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.
High Notes from the First Dude

March 13-19, 2017

World Rotaract Week

There is an opportunity to “plant the seeds of growth” in our Rotaract Clubs.  There are approximately 9,522 Rotaract clubs world-wide, with greater than 290 thousand members.  There are possibly as many Rotaract Clubs that have the same type of data integrity struggles as Rotary Clubs. 
RI President John Germ invites us to service
Dear fellow Rotarians,
Rotary will be partnering with other service organizations in an International Week of Service, 25-31 March 2017. All over the world, volunteers like you are working to improve their communities. In the spirit of Rotary Serving Humanity, I ask you to invite another local service group to volunteer with you.
News from Clubs
An invite to Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award Dinner
You are invited you to attend the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award Dinner on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The event honors the life and achievements of Harvey Weil, a longtime South Texas sportsman, attorney, conservationist and Rotarian who dedicated his life to the preservation of nature and sportsmanship.  To perpetuate Harvey’s legacy, distinguished individuals are honored at the dinner as the recipients of the Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist of the Year and Professional Conservationist of the Year awards.  The event raises endowment funds used to award grants that support research and education in the conservation of natural resources.  Since 1998, over $780,000 in grants has been awarded through the financial support of the dinner. 
We are happy to announce Steve C. Lewis is our Conservationist of the Year and Dr. Joan Holt is the Professional Conservationist of the Year
Individual reservations are $200.  For more information, please contact Lysa Chapman at 361.882.8672,, or visit
Dog-in Music Fest in Harlingen
Scheduled for Sunday March 5th. from 12:30 to 6:00 pm.
At the Harlingen Rotary Bark Park.
Second Cadre/Membership Matters workshop in Laredo
District 5930 held our second Cadre/Membership Matters workshop in Laredo, Texas on Saturday February 11, 2017.  Rotarian and Cadre presenter Susan Urban from Oklahoma City delivered an award winning training to a captive audience of Rotarians, new, and prospective members, representing eight Rotary clubs.  Our district now has two workshops under our belt and has reinforced again, how important they are for membership development.
Thank you for supporting Global Scholarships for Anja Nikolova
Dear Funders of two Rotary $30,000 Global Scholarships for Anja Nikolova with copies to other friends in Rotary;
Anja has forwarded to me an advance copy of the March magazine, well OK a picture of two pages from the magazine, and they are attached.
To provide a little background I am sending along my earlier email of February 7.
The Ghana project that Anja refers to in the article was funded on December 23 in the amount of $106,000 with 10 Districts and 12 Clubs contributing.
A letter from Global Scholar - Crystal Nwosu
The Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club sponsors a Global Scholar - Crystal Nwosu. Here is a letter from Crystal about her experience.
Dear Rotarians of South Side Rotary Club,
It is nearing the half way mark of my Global Grant Scholarship period and all I have to say is: WOW.
Firstly, thank you again for selecting me and giving me the necessary support and funding. My actions will continue to support your organization’s aim to “Do Good in the World.”
D5930 Rotaract Clubs are invited to the Sooner Rotaract Institute 2017
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Rotary Districts 5750 and 5770 are hosting the second annual Sooner Rotaract Institute (SRI) at the University of Oklahoma! SRI is a full-day Rotaract training event featuring experts in the fields of leadership, public relations, communications, club membership, and more. Our mission is to equip Rotaractors with the information, skills, and resources necessary to make their Rotaract clubs and districts as strong as possible.
RPM - Rotary Polio Moto
Fellow Rotarians, I am EXCITED to announce that we will be rolling out a Motorcycle Ride around District 5930 to raise funds and awareness to support Rotary International’s END POLIO NOW campaign. We will start on SATURDAY, MARCH 25th in LAREDO, TEXAS.

The Ride ...

The plan is pass by or stop at many Rotary cities within District 5930. Rotarians and non-Rotarians can get involved by riding, donating, or hosting an event.
This motorcycle ride and fundraiser is part of something bigger than our South Texas District. This is a part of a global initiative to eliminate this crippling disease from the planet. View the whole Route log (as of 1/31/2017, subject to change).

Join in On Fundraising ...

  • Every dollar counts and the dollars you contribute could be the dollars that finally help the Polio Plus program achieve its goal of complete eradication.
  • All donations are a tax-deductible contribution.
  • Plus! Rotarians will receive credit for a Polio Plus donation, so please make a note of your Rotary club name & member number as your donation dedication.
  • Make Check Payable to: RI Foundation FBO Polio Plus (FBO means For Benefit Of)

Other Ways You Can Help ...

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Upcoming Events
Grants Certification Training Seminar 2017-2018
DoubleTree Suites Hotel
Mar 04, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Youth Exchange Program Committee
DoubleTree Suites Hotel
Mar 04, 2017
1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
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
District 5930 All Club Youth Luncheon
Apr 01, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
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
Women in Rotary Luncheon in Harlingen
May 04, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
District Sponsors

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