A message from DG Debbie High

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.
High Notes from the First Dude

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.
News from Clubs
Why do Joe  (First Dude) and I give to the Rotary Foundation - Why are we Rotarians?  
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) 
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. 
TAMUCC Rotaract

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!
Rotary Adoption Awareness Project
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

Ingleside Rotary Club Fishing Tournament

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Ingleside Public Boat Ramp

Cove Park

Upcoming Events
Women in Rotary Luncheon in Harlingen
May 04, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Membership Matters
Paws and Taws Fulton Convention Center
May 05, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
District Conference - Rockport
May 05, 2017 8:30 AM –
May 07, 2017 10:00 AM
May 05, 2017 8:30 AM –
May 07, 2017 10:00 AM
Amanda Wirtz Concert
May 06, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Leadership Training Camp AKA Assembly 2017-18
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
May 20, 2017
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Rotary International Convention
Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 10, 2017 7:30 AM –
Jun 14, 2017 6:00 PM
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