The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. 
November is Rotary Foundation month. 
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
DG Andy Hagan's Message November 2018 2018-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

November 2018

One early June, more than 30 years ago, I had a business trip scheduled to Las Vegas. I had been a Rotarian for about six years, and I thought of myself as an active member: I attended every meeting, I’d served as club secretary, I knew everyone in my club. But for me, Rotary was very much a community organization. It connected me to Nassau and perhaps even to the Bahamas — but no farther. 

Presidential message Nov 2018 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Here is a recent updated RI District 5930 membership status report by Area and Clubs as of October 22, 2018.  We are plus 12 membership total to date. Keep up the good work as membership growth and retention is one of the highest priorities in our Rotary International’s Strategic Plan.  
Continue to promote and emphasize the need to recruit, train, and engage new members.  
Ignite is a proven membership process that is supported by our District for membership growth and retention.  Please encourage all of your Rotary club members to commit to asking family members, friends, business associates, business vendors and other guests to accompany you to your club meeting, community service projects, or fundraiser to learn more about who we are, what we do, and most importantly why we do it!  
Let’s keep up the momentum and enthusiasm going!!!!

Rotary Service Above Self
Growth by Area D5930 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Event: , Oct. 8, 2018,
at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas
Longhorns, horses, cowboys, and the Great Western Trail rescued
With longhorns grazing nearby, a Great Western Trail white seven-foot concrete post with red letters was rededicated Oct. 8, 2018, at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas. The trail was the last and longest of two post-Civil War Texas cattle trails.
            The rededication was a celebration for the documentation of the path of the 2,000-mile trail and recognition of its name Great Western Trail. The name includes all the many segment names used going north into Canada. The name Great Western Trail includes the descriptive word for the area the trail crossed: Great for the Great Plains and on earlier maps, the Great American Desert.
L-R, Hank Sartin, Charlie Mohrle, Bruce Flohr, Weir Labatt, David Mason, Ray Klinginsmith, Sylvia Gann Mahoney, Jeff Bearden, Ed Womack, Roger Townson, Charles Jeffers, Larry Dimmitt, Michael Babb
Great Western Trail Post Rededication 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians have Heart and with their hands and skill sets partner to provide Hope for a brighter tomorrow beginning today.
This is a pic of just some of many McAllen South Rotary Club members who have worked hand in hand over the years with our Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable homes for local families.
Their work should wrap up December 1 with landscaping and scheduled to dedicate the home on December 14, 2018!
Be The Inspiration
Rotarians have Heart and more 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
In order for a club to retain their tax exempt status, you must timely file your Annual Form 990, 990EZ or 990N.  The forms are due to be filed no later than November 15, 2018 for the tax year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  The majority of Rotary clubs file under IRC 501(c)(4).  If your gross receipts for the tax year was $50,000 or less, you can file 990N electronically at  If receipts are over $50,000, or you are a 501(c)(3) Organization, consult with your CPA on filing the appropriate form.
DG Andy Hagan requests to know that clubs are in compliance, so please send me an email when filed confirming the return has been filed.  A few clubs have already notified me, so you can disregard this email.  For everyone else, I do not need a copy of return, only a reply that the return has been filed for your club.  Clubs that file a calendar year return, please let me know and that you did file the 2017 return.  Thanks for your assistance.
Yours in Rotary,
Nancy P. Ross
LTG Club Administration 
District 5930
Did you file your IRS Annual Form 990, 990EZ or 990N 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
The State of Rotary Membership — updated
The newly revised State of Rotary Membership presentation is now available. Viewing it, you’ll learn about growth, attrition, and the opportunity to enrich membership. The updated slides include 1 July 2018 membership data.
The 16-slide PowerPoint presentation can be given as is, or you can easily regionalize it to create a custom presentation for your members.
Read how Sherri Muniz, Rotary coordinator for region 26 (USA), used this valuable resource, and discover other ways to use the presentation effectively.
Watch a recording of the presentation with narration on our Vimeo channel.
The State of Rotary Membership — updated 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Rotarians:
See attached and below for the polio report for 10/24/18.  Two additional cases of polio in Afghanistan, bringing the yearly total to 22.  Only one new cVDPV case this week.
As we celebrated World Polio Day, we were aware of 20 cases of polio for the year.  These two additional cases have brought us even with the worldwide total last year, and realistically it seems likely that in the remaining two months of the year we will see additional cases, meaning that this year we will actually see an increase in cases from the previous year.
While this is not good news, this is a scenario we have seen before.  In 2012, we saw 223 cases of polio.  In 2013, this number almost doubled to 416.  A massive vaccination campaign was implemented, and by 2015, the number of cases had dropped to 74.
24 October 2018 Update 2018-10-30 05:00:00Z 0
Who will be the next in line to be District Governor for Rotary District 5930? 
Will it be a member of your Club? Will it be someone you know? Will it be you?
Now that your first few Rotary months are out of the way, I’d like to ask you and your club members’ assistance in identifying potential candidates for our District’s 2021 – 2022 Governor.  I know that seems like a long way into the future but in order to comply with Rotary International’s Manual of Procedure, this is the required protocol.
The deadline for 2021-2022 Nominations for District Governor is December 10, 2018
Nomination of District Governor 2021-2022 2018-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
I am happy to report that many Rotary clubs throughout our Rotary District 5930 heeded the call to action during the month of September to support “Education and Literacy” by organizing, starting, and/or strengthening EarlyAct, EarlyAct First Knight, Interact, and Rotaract clubs and other Rotary youth education programs in their communities!  
Read more about three areas who have reached out with their hands and hearts and are providing hope.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE - October 2018 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Clubs sponsored by our clubs may have been terminated at RI if there was no President listed at at Rotary International by September 30. Please contact Stan Petraitis, Rotaract Chair for D5930 with the following information:
  • Club Name
  • Rotaract Club Name
  • Rotary Club Contact Name
  • Rotary Club Contact Phone
  • Rotary Club Contact Email
  • Rotaract Club Contact Name
  • Rotaract Club Contact Phone
  • Rotaract Club Contact Email
Stan has lots of good information to share about programs and activities to involve our Rotaract members with our service and training programs. Give him a email to find out more.
Did you lose something? 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Ride for Rotary - Historic Brownsville 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
DGE Ellison Crider and Faye were presented at the Zone Rotary Institute in Boise, Idaho. Congratulations Ellison.
DGE Crider presented at Zone 2018-10-01 05:00:00Z 0
Join the Celebration

World Polio Day is 24 October!

Now’s the time to start planning your World Polio Day event. Spread the word in your community about the ongoing fight to end polio. Together, we can — and will — make history by ending polio for good. 

You can join our global celebration in many ways:
  • Hold a fundraiser. Consider making virtual reality a part of it so people can see what it’s like to vaccinate a child against polio.
  • Educate your neighbors. Talk with friends, family, and colleagues about Rotary’s work to end polio.
  • Hold a viewing party. Watch the livestream of Rotary’s World Polio Day event as a club or with another Rotary or Rotaract club.
  • Light up your city. Illuminate a local landmark with the End Polio Now logo.

No event is too big or too small. Whatever you’re planning for World Polio Day, be sure to tell us about it.

Find resources to help you plan or promote your event at
See the Club News further down the page for Club Activities for World Polio Day.
World Polio Day is 24 October! 2018-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day is 24 October!


Now’s the time to start planning your World Polio Day event. Spread the word in your community about the ongoing fight to end polio. Together, we can — and will — make history by ending polio for good. 

You can join our global celebration in many ways:
  • Hold a fundraiser. Consider making virtual reality a part of it so people can see what it’s like to vaccinate a child against polio.
  • Educate your neighbors. Talk with friends, family, and colleagues about Rotary’s work to end polio.
  • Hold a viewing party. Watch the livestream of Rotary’s World Polio Day event as a club or with another Rotary or Rotaract club.
  • Light up your city. Illuminate a local landmark with the End Polio Now logo.

No event is too big or too small. Whatever you’re planning for World Polio Day, be sure to tell us about it.

Find resources to help you plan or promote your event at
See the Club News further down the page for Club Activities for World Polio Day.
Join the Celebration 2018-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days.
"Rotary Days events will offer you the chance to have an impact in your community, build long-term partnerships, increase interest in membership, and improve Rotary’s image," Rassin said.
Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day.
Why and how to host a Rotary Day 2018-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Did you know ... Rotary Newsletters 2018-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
We are almost 3 months into the Rotary year or 1/4 of the way! 
  1. Stats: District 5930 has grown by net +1
  2. Clubs have entered 23 membership chairs in Club Runner out of 50 clubs in the district. Membership Chairs need to have a committee to help them. 
  3. Ignite Program:  I have only received 4 Ignite reports so far.  Please implement the Ignite Program in your clubs.  This is a great plan to guarantee solid Membership Development.
  4. Membership is priority!!!
  5. Click to download the RI New report called Club Membership Committee Checklist.  This will be added to the Ignite tool box.  This is an excellent way to help clubs stay in the game and win the game.  Please download and adjust to your club's needs.
  6. Quality not numbers!
Implement, take action, follow up & sprinkled with a lot of Motivation!
Your Rotary Friend,
Luis Cavazos
Lt. Governor of Membership D5930
Membership Development October 2018 2018-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Picture this!  The World 2018! Over 1 million times a week Rotarians from all over the globe are reciting the 4-way test in over 100 languages.  And, here, in Victoria, Texas we have over 5500 students, grades kindergarten thru grade five, repeating the 4-way test or hearing it every school day. 
In a world where truth is hard to come by and the youth seem so misdirected in many parts of the country, we feel fortunate that in Victoria to have a school district, parents and community that recognize the importance of bringing up a child with a good moral compass.  The Early Act First Knight (EAFK) program has given us a beacon of hope.
How the Rotary Four Way Test is Making a Difference in Texas 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Please find attached this week's global update slides as well as the weekly summary.
Poliovirus Weekly Update
26-Sep-2018, World Health Organization
Please scroll to the end for a summary of officially reported cases.
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 0
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 18
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 22
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 10
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types)  in 2018: 53
Total number of cVDPV cases (all types)  in 2017: 96
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported from Niger, linked to an ongoing cVDPV2 outbreak in neighbouring Nigeria.  See ‘Lake Chad Basin’ section below for more details.
  • Featured on  Coffee with Polio Experts – Head of WHO Chad Dr Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo speaks about the ongoing efforts to reach every child with polio vaccine across Chad. 
  • Summary of newly-reported viruses this week: Afghanistan - two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples; Pakistan – five new WPV1-positive environmental samples; Nigeria – three cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) and two cVDPV2-positive environmental samples; Niger - two cVDPV2 cases; Horn of Africa (Somalia) - three cVDPV3 cases and one cVDPV3 positive environmental sample; and, Papua New Guinea - two new cVDPV1 cases. See country sections below for more details.
  • No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases in 2018 remains 14. 
  • Two new WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported in the past week, from Kandahar province, collected on 28 August.
  • Read the latest polio update from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
  • No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported in the past week.  The total number of WPV1 cases in 2018 remains four. 
  • Five new WPV1-positive environmental samples were reported in the past week, from Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), collected in August and September.
  • Read the latest polio update from Pakistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.  
  • Three new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) cases were reported this week, bringing the total number of cVDPV2 cases in 2018 to eleven.
  • These latest reported cases all had onset of paralysis in August, from Katsina and Borno states, linked to the cVDPV2 outbreak centred around Jigawa. 
  • Additionally, two new cVDPV2-environmental positive samples were reported in the past week, from Yobe state, collected on 7 and 18 August.
  • No new cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) were reported. The most recently-detected WPV1 case, from Borno state, had onset of paralysis on 21 August 2016.  
  • The country continues to be affected by two separate cVDPV2 outbreaks, the first centered in Jigawa state, and the second in Sokoto state. 
  • In response to cVDPV2 detection, the country continues to conduct acute flaccid paralysis surveillance strengthening activities including enhanced active surveillance visits and community sampling. The programme has also carried out an extensive search for type 2 containing vaccines (tOPV/mOPV2) in the areas surrounding where the virus is detected.
  • The GPEI is working with regional and country counterparts and partners to support an outbreak response and plan the October sub-national immunization activity.
  • At the same time, outbreak response to WPV1 continues, including efforts to address surveillance and immunity gaps in parts of Borno state.
  • Read our Nigeria country page to see information on surveillance and vaccination campaigns. 
Lake Chad Basin
  • Two cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) are reported from Niger, genetically linked to a cVDPV2 in Jigawa, Nigeria.  The two cases are from Zinder province, Niger, with dates of onset of paralysis on 18 July and 8 August.  Nigeria is also affected by a separate cVDPV2, centred around Sokoto state.
  • Since detection of the initial isolates in early 2018, outbreak response continues to be conducted across northern Nigeria.  As the risk of potential international spread, in particular to Niger, is considered high, enhanced vaccination activities continue to be implemented in Niger.  An outbreak response is now being planned, including with monovalent oral polio vaccine type 2 (mOPV2).  The exact scale and extent of the response is being determined.
  • WHO and its partners are continuing to support local public health authorities in conducting field investigation and risk assessment to more clearly assess risk of the identified cVDPV2 and to conduct additional response measures as appropriate and necessary.  Active searches for additional AFP cases is continuing, and additional surveillance measures such as increasing the frequency and extent of environmental surveillance and community sampling of healthy individuals is being expanded. 
  • The detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) and cVDPV2 in Nigeria continue to pose a risk to the neighbouring countries of the Lake Chad basin.
  • Emergency outbreak response efforts continue across the Lake Chad basin, together with activities to fill subnational surveillance gaps in the region. 
  • These include efforts to vaccinate children at markets, in internally displaced persons and refugee camps, and at international borders.
  • Preparations continue for a cross-border synchronized immunization activity in October.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)
  • No new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week.
  • DR Congo is affected by three separate strains of cVDPV2, in the provinces of Mongala, Maniema and Haut Lomami/Tanganika/Haut Katanga/Ituri.
  • In response to recent geographic spread of one of the strains, including to Ituri province close to the border with Uganda, provincial governors on 26 July convened an urgent meeting and signed the ‘Kinshasa Declaration for Polio Eradication’. The high-level meeting was convened by HE the Minister of Health, as well as the WHO Director-General and the Regional Director for Africa. Provincial governors committed to providing the necessary oversight, accountability and resources needed to urgently improve the quality of the outbreak response being implemented across the country. Outbreak response since cVDPV was first confirmed in 2017 has been marred by operational challenges, as too many children continue to remain un- or under-vaccinated. This level of oversight can help ensure that operational deficits are rapidly identified and addressed. 
  • The polio outbreak response is being conducted simultaneously to an ongoing Ebola outbreak affecting North Kivu province, in the east of the country (close to provinces affected by cVDPV2). As in the past, the polio teams are coordinating closely with the broader humanitarian emergency network, to ensure both outbreaks are addressed in a coordinated manner (as was the case during the recent Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, which was successfully stopped).
  • Partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative will continue to support authorities across the country, to ensure that this new level of commitment rapidly translates into operational improvements on the ground.
  • Read our Democratic Republic of the Congo country page to see information on surveillance and vaccination campaigns. 
  • Learn more about vaccine-derived polioviruses through this short animation or this ‘Coffee with Polio Experts’ video.
Horn of Africa
  • The Horn of Africa is currently affected by separate outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) and type 3 (cVDPV3), reporting both cases and environmental positives.
  • Three new cases of cVDPV3 were reported in the past week, as well as one cVDPV3 positive environmental sample, from Lower Juba, Middle Shabelle and Banadir, Somalia.
  • Outbreak response to both virus types is currently being implemented in line with internationally-agreed guidelines. Large-scale supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) have been implemented in Banadir, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle regions, Somalia, with additional SIAs planned or carried out in the affected zones of the Horn of Africa. Special surveillance activities are being undertaken to determine the origin of the viral circulation.
  • WHO and partners continue to support local public health authorities across the Horn of Africa in conducting field investigations and risk assessments.
  • Read our Somalia country page and Kenya country page to see information on surveillance and vaccination campaigns. 
  • Learn more about vaccine-derived polioviruses through this short animation or this ‘Coffee with Polio Experts’ video.
Papua New Guinea
  • Two new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) were reported in the past week, bringing the total number of cases in 2018 to 14.  These latest reported cases are from Jiwaka and Eastern Highlands provinces, and had onset of paralysis on 13 August and 16 June, respectively.
  • It is important to note that detection and reporting of new cases at this point in the outbreak response is not unusual or unexpected, as surveillance is being strengthened, and reported and confirmed cases had onset of paralysis prior to the commencement of comprehensive outbreak response. 
  • Read our Papua New Guinea country page to see information on surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
Middle East
  • No new cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) were reported in the past week in Syria. The total number of officially reported cVDPV2 cases in Syria in 2017 remains 74. There are no cases reported in 2018. The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) was reported in Boukamal district, with onset on 21 September 2017.
  • Read the latest polio update from Syria to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns. 
Officially reported wild poliovirus cases as of 25 Sep 2018
Total global cases in 2018: 18 (compared with 11 for the same period in 2017)
Total in endemic countries in 2018: 18 (compared with 11 for the same period in 2017)
Total in non-endemic countries in 2018: 0 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2017)
· Afghanistan: 14 cases in 2018 (compared with 6 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 11-Aug-18
· Pakistan: 4 cases in 2018 (compared with 5 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 01-Aug-18
· Nigeria: 0 case in 2018 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 21-Aug-16
· Total global cases in 2017: 22
· Total in endemic countries: 22
· Total in non-endemic countries: 0
Please refer to the attached weekly global update for country-level details of 2017 cases.
Officially reported cVDPV cases as of 25 Sep 2018
Total global cases in 2018: 53 (compared with 49 for the same period in 2017)
· Syrian Arab Republic: 0 case in 2018 (compared with 40 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 21-Sep-17
· Democratic Republic of the Congo: 15 cases in 2018 (compared with 9 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 05-Aug-18
· Nigeria: 11 cases in 2018 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 25-Aug-18
· Somalia (type 2 and type 3): 11 cases (1cVDPV2 and 1 cVDPV3 isolated from the same child) in 2018 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2017),
  onset of paralysis of most recent case: 30-Jul-18
· Papua New Guinea (type 1): 14 cases in 2018 (compared with 0 for the same period in 2017), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 13-Aug-18
· Niger: 2 cases in 2018 (compared with 0 for the same period in 0), onset of paralysis of most recent case: 08-Aug-18
· Total global cases in 2017: 96
· Total in endemic countries: 0
· Total in non-endemic countries: 96
Please refer to the attached weekly global update for country-level details of 2017 cases.
Polio Update for September 27 2018-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
The six Corpus Christi clubs have joined together to present Pints for Polio on October 23rd (the day before World Polio Day). 
Pints for Polio will be held at Brewster Street Icehouse, 1724 N. Tancahua St., Corpus Christi, TX (corner of Brewster Street).
Or from any of the 6 Corpus Christi Club Presidents.
The event costs $30 per person, plus a ticket surcharge of $6.57.  The cost includes admission to the concert by local favorite The Deadbeats, a 16-oz. pint glass, and a reusable tote bag.
Sponsorships are available at these levels:
Business Platinum $1,000 (includes 8 tickets)
Business Gold $500 (includes 4 tickets)
Individual Silver $250 (includes 2 tickets)
Sponsors may submit written materials (e.g., flyers, postcards or business cards) or promotional items (e.g., pens, buttons) to be included in the tote bags.  They should also submit an electronic version of their logo so it may be included in social media (as well as on the sponsor board at the event).  Contact Alissa Adkins at for sponsorship information as soon as possible.
This event will sell out!  We hope to see everyone there.
Pints for Polio 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
On September 17, 2018, Rotary District 5930 Governor Andy Hagan, made the annual governor’s visit to the Aransas Pass Rotary Club.  The purpose of this visit was to evaluate and encourage the Club in the purpose of Rotary, “Service Above Self.”  This year’s theme, chosen by District Governor (DG) Andy, is “Be the Inspiration”. 
DG Andy emphasized that an important component of Rotary is the Rotary Foundation.   The Foundation utilizes donations by members and non-members for humanitarian and educational programs. Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.  Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations, and shelter for millions of persons.  These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe. 
All who personally donate, and/or who have a donation of $1000.00 made in their name, to the Foundation are identified as a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) and awarded a PHF pin.  The title Paul Harris Fellow was established in 1957 to honor Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary. All who contribute, or have an additional contribution of $1000.00 to the Foundation in their name, are titled Paul Harris Fellows +1 (PHF+1) and are awarded a PHF Sapphire Pin. On Monday, September 17, 2018, DG Andy recognized three Rotarians, Bud Lockwood, Ramiro Gomez, and Karen Gayle who have donated an additional $1000.00 to the Rotary Foundation. DG Andy presented a PHF Sapphire Pin to each. During the Governor visit last year, Rotarian Ronnie Yeager received his PHF+1 pin. This makes 4 Aransas Pass Rotarians who have donated or had a minimum of $2000.00 donated to the Rotary Foundation in their name.
Picture Left to Right:
                  Bud Lockwood
                  Ramiro Gomez
                  Karen Gayle
                  Andy Hagan, 2018-2019 Governor of Rotary International District 5930
Picture and Article submitted by Karen Gayle
Paul Harris Fellows in Aransas Pass Rotary 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
The Ingleside Rotary Club partnered with Ingleside High School and District 5930. We did a grand opening ceremony for rolling out the educational initiative with Hammond's Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) and the Windows to the World  (WoW). This program is an electronic touch screen model that shows students videos of local career opportunities that are available to our students.
The program is part of a pathways model that shows what career tracks look like starting in high school, ongoing training and then what are the next steps and where your career might take a student. These career videos feature local talent, often times, prior students from the area, and what these careers entail for working conditions and cultures.
These videos are aligned with the "Texas Workforce Commission" demanded occupation lists and is I support of the Texas 60x30 program. After the students watch videos and express interest, they are given the opportunity to go on "field trips", as part of this venue, to see the facility and Industries first hand.
The Ingleside Rotary Club is very excited, and appreciated the support from District 5930, to be a partner in this venue. The Ingleside Rotary Club have been giving scholarships to the Ingleside High School for the past 8 years.
YIR, Dan Korus
President - Ingleside Rotary Club
Ingleside Rotary Club with HELP and WOW 2018-09-24 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2019  February 1-3, 2019, Camp Zephyr, Corpus Christi
Registration Packets are available at
  1. RYLA starts earlier this year on Friday morning!  Check-in is from 10:30 am to 11:30 am !!  No late arrivals.
  2. RYLA will end earlier on Sunday morning at 11:00 am to allow for sufficient travel time home.
  3. Application and full payment are due by December 14, 2018
  4. Registration is being limited to 158 first year campers.
Have your Rotary Club be a part of RYLA 2019 leadership training camp.
News about RYLA from Corpus Christi Rotary 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0

The highest priority now is for our Rotary clubs to update their Goals in Club Central.  This is critical to ensure that we have a clear vision of where our Rotary clubs and their members intend to accomplish this year and how we as a District team support their initiatives and plans.

Please ensure that we have all Rotary Club Goals updated in Club Central and confirmed by month end.  To date, only 21/50 of our clubs have input their goals.

Ask your club President or a Board member if your club goals are entered at Rotary International > My Rotary > Rotary Club Central > Goal Center -

Has Your Club entered goals/milestones yet for 2018-2019? 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
September 2018


Imagine if we could take a snapshot capturing all of the work Rotary does on a given day. No one – except Rotarians – would believe that a single organization was capable of accomplishing so much. In that snapshot you would see dedicated volunteers working to eradicate polio, setting up microloans, providing clean water, mentoring youth, and countless other actions.

We can do all this thanks both to our geographic reach and to the fact that our clubs are made up of people who are engaged in their communities. As a part of the community that you serve, you know the needs, you have the connections, and you're able to take immediate action. That's why every Rotary club's membership should reflect the diversity of its community.


RI Presidential Message - September 2018 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Good afternoon fellow amazing Rotarians!
I write to you to enlist support for our Laguna Madre First Responder Fund with a Beach Rescue Run on Saturday, September 8 at Clayton's Beach Bar at 8am hosted by the Port Isabel Rotary Club. Please share in your Rotary Clubs and maybe you'd like get a team together to sign up to participate. There will be a One Mile Fun Walk, 5k and 10k. I just got off the phone with Lonnie Gillihan, event organizer and Port Isabel Club member extraordinaire! He would be the one to contact for sponsorship info and/or anything else. Let's support this event honoring and benefiting our local first responders! I have attached the flyer.
Registration link: 
Lonnie Gillihan
Event Coordinator & Vocational Services Chair
Cell: 215-806-8746
Beach Rescue Run - September 8, 2018 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
The training on Sat., the 15th of September is set up as two tracks.
Are you an engaged Rotarian with your club, but maybe looking for more to do that doesn't take a lot of time?
This track is for you - Register NOW
Track one is designed for club membership and leaders for find out specific actions and programs they can use now in their clubs in the three areas of
  1. Membership Development & Retention,
  2. The Rotary Foundation (raising money and getting the money through grants), and
  3. Rotary Awareness and Public Image.
Times are 8:30-3:30 and cost is $35.
Are you a veteran Rotarian who has been there, done that, & has the t-shirt?
Are you a new Rotarian who want to learn about Rotary?
Are you trying to move ahead in your job, but are missing some skills and training?
This track is for you - Register NOW
Track two is a new program to our district called Rotary Leadership Institute. RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for "potential" leaders of Rotary CLUBS. It is a three part program of sessions. We are offering Part 1 on the 15th. Times are 8:30-4:30 and cost is $50.
You can read more about RLI here - This is a page on the District website explaining the program. Most of the skills are transferrable to our workplaces and the training looks great on our resumes. Certificates of Completion are awarded at the end of each part.
These are two district Rotarians who our coordinators.
Maxie Houser, PDG, (361) 387-4500,
Debbie High, PDG, (301) 524-7091,
4n1 Training Seminar 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
From the Adoption Awareness Chair for District 5930.
Allow me to introduce myself to each of our sitting presidents for 2018-2019.  DG Andy asked that I be involved again with the Adoption Project which delights me.  If you have put up with me in the past, you will recall that I ask very little and expect a lot.  Maybe not too much but I do hope all clubs can find a way to be involved.  You know not all can host a party, but all can help in hosting one.  CPS has graciously accommodated us for these past many years and to my knowledge has never said "no". 
What I really need as soon as your club has "settled in" is who will be participating as 1) the lead club and 2) a participant helping with one of the events.  My email address is  My promise is to assist you in every way possible to make this the greatest year ever.  I am fully aware that there have been some truly awesome years past.  As soon as I have your email, I will stay in touch.  Let me know, as well, if you have a "go to" person in your club in charge of the project.  Let's get ready to party! 
Lionel Betancourt   (956)778-1185
Adoption Awareness Project 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Come find your next treasure!  We have everything from furniture to clothes to houseware items.  There is something for everyone.
Where:       Calallen High School Parking Lot
When:        Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time:          8 AM to 12 Noon
Proceeds to benefit Rotary programs. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi Northwest and the Calallen & Robstown Interact Clubs
For questions or to donate, please call Donna Weiss at 361-548-8485.
Click the picture for a printable flyer.
3rd Annual Tailgate Rummage Sale 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Honor your hero by sponsoring a flag with a $50 contribution.  Heroes may include someone important in your life, whether they be military personnel, first responders, health care workers, grandparent, spouse, teacher, etc.  A hero can be someone who is admired or idealized by you or someone close to you.  If you are unsure of whom to honor, you may recognize all who protect our country or a local first responder.
Flags will be displayed at Ropes Park along Ocean Drive.  Additional parks along Ocean Drive may be included.  The flags will be raised on Saturday, September 8th and will be removed September 16th.
Each flag pole will have a 4″ recognition tag attached.  Each tag will include the name of the individual it is in honor/memory of and the sponsor’s name.  Tags will be given to the sponsors following the event.
Sponsor flags online at:
Join us for a special ceremony
Monday, September 10, 2018
5:05 pm
Ropes Park along Ocean Drive
3560 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX  78411
Proceeds benefit:                
Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
In association with:
City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department
Nueces County Sheriff’s Office
Corpus Christi Police Officers Association
Corpus Christi Professional Firefighters Association
Flags for Heroes Corpus Christi 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
I am pleased to report that our District Governor and Assistant Governor visits are proceeding as scheduled having completed 32 of 50 Rotary Club visits in the first two months of this Rotary year! 
Our Rotary clubs are engaging in local and international service projects, back to school projects, blood drives, Rotary social and family events, club fundraisers, disaster emergency relief and community assistance efforts throughout our District!  Everyone is to be commended for your efforts thus far! 
Several Rotary clubs have already inducted new members.  We congratulate and welcome our newest members and sponsors for your efforts.  More members allows us to expand our Rotary leadership network worldwide.  It also enables us to make a bigger transformational impact locally and globally relative to our humanitarian service projects. 
District Governor's Message for September 2018 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Port Isabel Rotary is working hard to establish at new satellite club in Los Fresnos.  With some names received from Governor Andy and our own club members,  we have the nucleus to get started.  We have been meeting at 7:15 am on Thursdays at Julia's Restaurant on Texas 100 in Los Fresnos.  It is an ideal location.  We have met at least four times and each time we add new prospects.  This is an excited and energetic group which includes a couple of former Rotarians, one even a past member of a club in Taiwan.  They are already discussing service projects to benefit the high school and the community.  
First Responders 5K & 10K Run and One Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, September 8 at Clayton's Bar on South Padre Island.  This will be our second annual event held for the benefit of the first responders (Fire, Police, and EMT).  We have established an endowment fund to help those men and women who put their lives on the line for us.  We sell sponsorships and charge a small entry fee for the runners.  If the tide is low we can run along the beach, but if it is high tide then we run along Gulf Boulevard.   
Be The Inspiration!
Kent Mallquist
PDG 1986-87 
District 6420
Port Isabel Rotary Club
News from Port Isabel Rotary 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi Visits South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

Southside Rotary met at the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind on Wednesday August 1 for lunch and a fascinating tour of their manufacturing facilities and warehouses.  The place is massive and we were so impressed at the amount and variety of products they produce.  It was so impressive to meet the folks behind the scenes and see what great work they do.  At times in the warehouses it was like a scene out of the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" there are so many boxes with production materials and/or items ready to be shipped out! 
Click Read More for the Rest of the story ... Click here for the Photo Album.
Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi Visits South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
District Scholarships 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings Rotarians:
A quick report this week:  no new polio cases!  Two new cVDPV cases, one each in Syria and in Nigeria. 
There is a bit of bright news in Nigeria…August 20 marks the two year anniversary of the last case of wild polio in Nigeria!  One more year and Nigeria will be eligible for consideration of a declaration of being polio free.  Note that this is not an automatic “three years and you’re free” declaration.  The Global Polio Eradication Initiative will carefully consider all of the evidence in any country before making a declaration that the country is polio free.  The last thing we want to do is certify a country polio-free and then see cases return.  While we hope for the absolute best, and continued success in Nigeria, we will follow the evidence in reaching that conclusion. 
Here’s to one more week of no new polio cases ... we all look forward to the time when the world will be polio free forever.  You are making this happen!
Ken Howell
PDG District 5400 ’15-16, Zone 27 End Polio Now Coordinator
cell 208.371.3483
direct 208.388.4823
fax 208.954.5226
mailing address:
7108 El Caballo Drive
Boise, ID  83704-7321
Polio update for August 23, 2018 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
Club Administration Checklist 2018-08-28 05:00:00Z 0
August is Membership and New Club Development Month
It is hard to believe that July which earmarks the beginning of our new Rotary year as come and gone. Rotarians districtwide are busy organizing and planning community and international service projects, various fund raisers, blood drives, back to school activities, and fellowship gatherings.  But equally as important, many of our Rotary clubs have responded to a call to action to provide disaster relief assistance for so many communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey last year and the flood damage to over 15,000 resident homes in the Rio Grande valley this year.  I applaud the efforts of our Rotary clubs that have partnered with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Food Bank, Samaritan Purse, and Habitat for Humanity to address the immediate and anticipated long term needs in these communities.  You have truly embodied the idea of Rotary: People of Action and our Rotary motto: Service Above Self.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S MESSAGE Andrew Hagan 2018-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
On Saturday, July 21, 2018 several members of the Rotary International District 5930 Rotary Foundation Committee met in Corpus Christi, Texas to review The Rotary Foundation District Designated Funds (DDF) available for District grant requests submitted by our local Rotary clubs. 
Maxie Houser, District Rotary Foundation chair convened the meeting and 16 District grant requests were submitted by various Rotary clubs districtwide.  All of the grant requests were approved for funding and the respective Rotary clubs will receive an acknowledgement of the actual DDF dollars allocated for their community service projects. 
More details to follow and will be posted on our District website once the Rotary clubs confirm their desire to receive the DDF dollars. 
The District Rotary Foundation Committee members who represented various Areas included:
  • Maxie Houser, PDG, District Rotary Foundation Chair, Corpus Christi NW
  • Andy Hagan, District Governor, Brownsville Sunrise
  • Ellison Crider, District Governor Elect, Corpus Christi Evening
  • Eddie Bartnesky, District Governor Nominee, Harlingen
  • Debbie High, PDG, Assistant Rotary Coordinator, Rotary International Zones 21b and part of 27
  • Art Zeitler, PDG, Rotary Foundation Rotary International Zones 21b and part of 27, Corpus Christi
  • Elaine Hernandez, District International Service Coordinator, McAllen Evening
  • Juan Lira, Rotary Foundation Grants Subcommittee Chair, Laredo
  • Richard Hartwig, District Scholarships and Global grants subcommittee, Kingsville 
  • Gail Hoffman, Global and District grants subcommittee, Alice
  • Lisa Rogerio, District Annual Givings Officer, Laredo Gateway
  • Michael Dickerson, EPN Coordinator, Laredo 
  • Jo Anne Settles, EPN Coordinator Victoria Downtown
  • Alissa Adkins, EPN Coordinator, Corpus Christi Evening

We had good representation and terrific dialog!  I want to thank everyone on our District Foundation committee who participated this past Saturday
to review and allocate our Rotary District Designated Funds. Rotary clubs district-wide submitted Grant requests for additional funding/support for their community
service projects! Rotary: People of Action
 District Grant Applications 2018-2019 
Club  BudgetRequestDescriptionAwarded
Alice 6,0003,000West Alice Youth Center Improvement2,550
Brownsville Sunrise 8,4904,000CCCAC Renovation Project3,400
Corpus Christi 15,4504,000Driscoll Children's Hospital Prom3,400
CC Evening 6,2003,000Elementary Swimming Lessons2,550
Harlingen 2,022.461,011.23Sheriff Dept. Computer Upgrade1,011.23
Harlingen Sunburst 9,0134,000Pendleton Park Bench Initiative3,400
Laredo Daybreak 10,2004,000Immunization Day3,400
Laredo Gateway 4,6002,300Community Center Computer Lab1,955
McAllen Evening 8,5004,000Community Learning Center - Guatemala3,400
McAllen South 7,0003,500Shade for Shelter Animals2,975
Port Isabel 12,0004,000Fire Fighter Safety Equipment3,400
Rockport 15,0004,000Houses into Homes3,400
McAllen 17,9004,000Carita's Shoe Drive Project3,400
CC Southside 4,0002,000Wheelchair Ramp1,700
Laredo 10,0004,000Instructional Materials & Equipment3,400
Edinburg 10,0004,000Tim's Coats3,400
Veterans Scholar  4,4402 Veterans Scholarships4,440
Costa Rica  6,5602 Scholarships to Costa Rica6,560
Totals 146,37565,811 57,741

Be The Inspiration,

Andy Hagan
District 5930 Governor
Approved District Grants Projects 2018-2019 Eddie Bartnesky 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Because an elementary school in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (Mexico) needs student desks, Club Rotario Villa de Nuevo Laredo approached The Laredo Rotary Club for assistance.   Juan Lira contacted United Independent School District  in Laredo.   UISD agreed to donate hundreds of surplus student desks to The Laredo Rotary Club.  The club, in turn, agreed to donate the desks to Club Rotario Villa de Nuevo Laredo, since they pledged to cross the desks into Mexico.  On July 14, 2018, Rotarians & Rotaract students from Area 12 and Mexico, along with UISD staff, completed this important initiative. All of them are an inspiration to others!

See pictures by clicking the Read More
Rotarians & Rotaract from Laredo & Nuevo Laredo come together 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

The Rockport Film Festival (RFF) celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event that highlights talent from Texas and all over the country and world.

RFF offers an affordable retreat where art meets environment, where filmmakers and attendees can network and relax, enjoying films that are rarely seen elsewhere without having to wait in long lines or navigate multiple theater venues. The Festival holds outdoor screenings, red carpet parties, and plays host to filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals all in the relaxing environment of Rockport, named a "Top-10 Coastal Art Community" by Coastal Living Magazine.

Co-sponsored and presented by the Rockport Rotary Club and Rockport Center for the Arts.
Rockport Film Festival 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International (RI) District 5930 South Texas leadership team consistent with Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity International announcement in October 2017 agreed to formally partner with our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate(s) effective July 26, 2018 to address the long-term needs resulting from excessive rain and flooding that affected over 10k residential homes in Hidalgo county and nearly 5k resident homes in Cameron County in June 2018. 
In addition, RI District 5930 and Habitat for Humanity representatives agreed that joint efforts would be more effective to address the long term needs of communities negatively impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.  More information will follow as our District partnership is solidified to include all Habitat for Humanity affiliates and local Rotary Clubs.
Click Read More for Full Details
Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity International 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Dear Club and District Leaders,
Stats Report: It looks like we have settled at a total of 1,865 members in our district to start the year.  We had a -21 net loss. 
"For the whole Rotary world our membership has hovered around the same 1.2 million mark for 20 years. We aren't growing, and our membership is getting older." Barry Rassin, President, Rotary International. 
We need to think outside the box & do things we have not done before in Membership Development.

Membership Report July 2018 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Greetings Rotarians:

See below and attached for our polio numbers this week.  As we knew from last week, an additional polio case in Afghanistan has brought us to 13 cases for the year.

As part of my weekly update, I’m going to highlight a topic or two each week.  This week, there are two items for your consideration:

  1.  How Much Money does Zone 27 (at least the part I’m responsible for) raise for Polio?

Last year, the 12 districts I cover raised $2,142,349.28.  This is an incredible amount, and your work made this possible.  Note that almost half of this was due to a huge donation from district 5420 (Utah) of $1,025,627.  A very large shout-out to Utah and District 5420!

We can exceed this amount this year with good planning.  By now your clubs should have set their goals.  Clubs are asked to set a goal of at least $1,500 per club……so let’s encourage at least that level!

  1. World Polio Day is October 24, 2018

We are going to be making a special push to have districts and clubs celebrate World Polio Day with events and publicity about our efforts to eradicate polio.  Please calendar this date for your clubs and districts, and let me know if you’ve already got something planned!

Polio update for July 26, 2018 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
For the last Saturdays, Rotarians and supporters have teamed up with Samaritan's Purse and other volunteers to provide home improvement service to families in Weslaco, Texas. Volunteers have "gutted and mudded" homes. They have used various tools to remove wall siding, take measurements, and remove building materials. Volunteers have also swept, vacuumed, removed nails, scraped flooring, and more from the affected homes.
Rotarians of Rotary District 5930 join Governor Andy Hagan and Samaritan's Purse volunteers to help families affected by the recent flooding in the Rio Grande Valley.
Members of rotary clubs representing District 5930 are about to engage with our Samaritan's Purse partners to assist residents of the Rio Grande Valley that were impacted by the recent flooding.
Rotary RGV Flood Recovery-club members from D5930 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
District 5930 Governor Andy Hagan emphasizes the fact that  ROTARIANS HAVE HEART!  In every respect, he is RIGHT.  Rotary Founder Paul Harris said:
Heart—our compassion for those with needs.
Head---our intelligence used to fashion a resolution.
Hand---we are PEOPLE OF ACTION.
Governor Andy also reminds that, along with great achievements,  HOPE  is yet another result.
How does the Rotary FOUNDATION fit into this equation? Why is it important?
H + H + H = HOPE Maxie Houser 2018-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome to the 2018-19 Rotary year!

Congratulations on beginning your year as a club leader! You are stepping in to one of the most important roles in Rotary because the work of Rotary and our Rotary Foundation really takes place within your clubs. Throughout your year as a club leader, I hope you use the resources below to educate members about the Foundation and inspire them with the great work our Foundation does.
Boost TRF giving in your club with these resources Grodecki 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days.

"Rotary Days events will offer you the chance to

  • have an impact in your community,
  • build long-term partnerships,
  • increase interest in membership, and
  • improve Rotary’s image," Rassin said.

Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day.

Want more information about Planning a Rotary Day  - click the read more link.
Why and how to host a Rotary Day Nancy Paulson 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0

Attend an upcoming training

Brush up on your Foundation knowledge by attending the Multi-District Training Institute from August 3-4 in Austin, TX. At this event you'll:
To help you prepare for the training, I recommend reviewing my beginning of the year resources message. We'll be covering a many topics from goal setting to Paul Harris Society so come with questions!
Want more information about the training in Austin and the registration link  - click the read more link.
Want More Information about The Rotary Foundation? 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
RI President Barry Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is asking Rotarians to Be the Inspiration this Rotary year.
In addressing the closing session of the 2018 Convention in Toronto, Rassin encouraged Rotarians to take the time to understand the real needs of their communities by talking to people in those communities, and to become agents of change through leading by example.
Meet RI President Barry Rassin Nancy Paulson 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Poliovirus Weekly Update
11-Jul-2018, World Health Organization
Please scroll to the end for a summary of officially reported cases.
New wild poliovirus cases reported this week: 1
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2018: 12
Total number of wild poliovirus cases in 2017: 22
New cVDPV cases reported this week: 1
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2018: 14
Total number of cVDPV cases in 2017: 96
Poliovirus Weekly Update July 11, 2018 2018-07-18 05:00:00Z 0
Legal Aid Assistance 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
Our good friends from Samaritan Purse are volunteering their time and resources to muck out and repair/replace damaged residents affected by recent flooding in the Weslaco and surrounding areas.  
Kristin Koning, Samaritan Purse has sent us a call for action and is in desperate need of additional volunteers to assist them in this effort! 
Please send this message and the attachment out via your Facebook, mobile app and use of other social media  to spread the word to support our Samaritan Purse  friends!
Be The Inspiration
Samaritan's Purse - Volunteers Needed 2018-07-05 05:00:00Z 0
We have and opportunity to collaborate with American Red Cross in the system to provide flood relief to Rio Grande Valley residents that have been impacted by recent rains and rising water.
We have reached out to the American Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse, United Way, and the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley all of them expressed needs for volunteers for financial support as a result of the recent flooding.
We encourage district and club leadership to answer this call to action by financial means and by lending of your time in volunteering to support these agencies for the betterment of our community in their time of need. 
Miss Cori Tanner represents the American Red Cross and will be our point of contact going forward as per her email below.
I ask that you pass this information to your club members utilizing the most effective communication needs to get the word out!  We are Rotary strong and ready, willing, and able to help our neighbors in their time of need!
Click on images to get a printable version.
RGV Flood Relief - Assist with the American Red Cross 2018-07-04 05:00:00Z 0
As you have probably aware or have seen on the TV networks, there are numerous cities and rural areas throughout the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) that have been severely affected by recent excessive rain and the subsequent flooding.  The RGV is part of Rotary District 5930.
As a result, many residents have suffered personal losses including damaged and loss of their automobiles, furniture and fixtures, building and structural damages to homes and businesses etc.  Many lack the financial means to repair or replace items either damaged or rendered a total loss as a result of their homes and businesses being flooded.  Others have no flood insurance to mitigate the financial burden imposed by the damage sustained from the floods.
Many individuals, clubs and districts are willing to help and provide financial assistance.  
Please use either of the links below to make a donation.
Please note in the info box that your donation is for RGV Flood Relief. 
Checks can also be mailed to: DG Andy Hagan, 2018-2019, 590 Rancho Escondido, Olmito, TX 78575, United States
Rio Grande Valley Flood Relief Nancy Paulson 2018-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
You may have seen news reports indicating that Venezuela has seen new cases of polio.  As these would be the first case in that country in thirty years, this is truly distressing news.  A link to some of these articles can be found at these links:
If true, this is terrible news, not only for Venezuela, but also for our efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. 
Please note that these cases have not yet been verified, and we do not yet know if these are outbreaks of wild polio virus (thought fully eradicated from the Americas), or some type of circulating vaccine-derived virus (cVDPV).  It is suspected that the cases must be a cVDPV, but this will be confirmed by testing results.  Either way, this outbreak illustrates the importance of maintaining full immunization world-wide until after the virus is fully eradicated. 
Additional news will be forthcoming, including official confirmation from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the CDC.  As these news stories continue to circulate, please bear in mind that they represent unofficial and unconfirmed reports of outbreaks, although there is no present reason to suspect they are untrue.  As Rotarians on the front line of this fight, however, it is important that we understand the true situation.  As additional, official, results are made public, I’ll pass them on to you as soon as I receive them.
If you’d like additional information, or need help explaining this situation to your clubs or members, please let me know and I’ll help out as best as I’m able.
Polio Plus June 12th Update 2018-06-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians and friends in D5930 who knew Joe High, First Dude, spouse of Past District Governor Debbie High of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club are deeply saddened by his death on June 11, 2018.  He passed away due to complications from interstitial lung disease. He lived life to the fullest.
Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with Debbie and their sons Brian of San Antonio and Michael (Corisandra) of Houston, grandchildren Madeleine and Iden, and their extended family.  
Dr. Joseph High (CAPT United States Public Health Service) made his mark on humanity, Rotary International, US Army, US Public Health Service, National Cancer Institute - National Institutes of Health and the pharmacy profession. He truly gave his life for his country (CAPT USPHS). Joe was previous Scout Master of BSA Troop 1070, Walkersville, Maryland and a Wood Badge “Owl.” Joe lived our Rotary Motto of Service Above Self. We are proud of his dedication to the pharmacy profession and practice.
Rest In Peace First Dude Joe
Interment will be at a future date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Joe High loved his Rockport/Lamar house. Finally getting to go back for a few weeks after repair of Harvey damage. He was very touched by two projects to help the residents of Aransas County recover. Joe was one of the founders of ACT NOW FOR ROCKPORT, an organization that to date has helped to rebuild 17 homes and 2 businesses in the Rockport / Aransas Area. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
To Donate online go to:
Scroll down and click on ‘Donate’
Scroll to ‘Act Now For Rockport/Joe High Memorial’
To Donate by Check:
Spring Creek United Methodist Church
28970 Old Fredericksburg Rd.
Boerne, TX 78025
In Memoriam - Joe High, First Dude Nancy Paulson 2018-06-12 05:00:00Z 0
Who will be the next in line to be District Governor for Rotary District 5930? 
Will it be a member of your Club? Will it be someone you know? Will it be you?
Now that your first few Rotary club meetings are out of the way, I’d like to ask you and your club members’ assistance in identifying potential candidates for our District’s 2020 – 2021 Governor.  I know that seems like a long way into the future but in order to comply with Rotary International’s Manual of Procedure, this is the required protocol.
The Deadline for 2020-2021 Nominations for District Governor is February 16, 2018
Nomination of District Governor 2020-2021 2018-01-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kent Grier on Oct 02, 2017
The Superintendent of Victoria ISD and its Board of Trustees expressed appreciation to the efforts of the Rotary Clubs of Victoria and Rotary District 5930 for their assistance in restoring families and students at four elementary schools in the District.

Each Trustee was given a framed Rotary Four Way Test presentation. Each student in the 14 elementary schools hosting Rotary sponsored Early Act First Knights programs in VISD receipt the Four Way Test each morning as they begin their day.

The Board honored The Downtown Victoria Rotary Club, Kim Phillips, President; the Victoria Northside Rotary Club, Jim Stokes, President and The Victoria Rotary Club, JJ Craig, President.

Northside members Vice President Jessie Pisors, Secretary Linda Caldwell and Sargent at Arms Adam Mahan.

Northside members Past President Bret Baldwin, Secretary Hugh Hanes, President Elect Donald Jirkovsky and Asst. Governor Kent Grier.

Downtown's Secretary Bryce Scott, President Kim Phillips and President Elect Jim Kiening
Hurricane Relief Fund Helps Elementary Schools of Victoria, Texas Kent Grier 2017-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
Dear Friends in Rotary:
It is soon the 2nd Anniversary of the Memorial Day Flood that forever changed the lives and
landscape of Wimberley.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all our fellow Rotarians who reached out to us in our
time of need. Your support, encouragement, and donations made a difference, and we are truly
A Thank you from Wimberley 2017-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary All Stars – it is hard to believe, but the end of the Rotary year has arrived.    
It has been a great year!  “How great you ask?” 
As I prepared this “State of the District” report, originally, I had planned to have one section on the district and one on our clubs. 
I then realized this was inconsistent with the message I have been bringing to clubs all year long, which is –
our district IS our clubs, nothing more and nothing less. 
The district organization exists for one purpose and that is to
  • support and strengthen clubs, as we
  • enhance our public image, and
  • focus and increase our clubs’ humanitarian service.
I will briefly review how our clubs are doing and how that translates to our district-wide results.
I am happy to report that the state of our district is strong! 
Of course, we have our challenges, but most of our clubs are “Flying High with Rotary Serving Humanity.”
Let’s start with what historically has been the biggest challenge:
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High and High Notes from the First Dude 2017-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
DGE Betty Ramirez-Lara talks about club, community 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
With a sad heart - I am sharing that PDG John Bedgood lost his mother Ruth on Sunday, June 18.
Her obituary with service information can been found here -
To PDG John and family - Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. With thoughts of peace and courage for you, Your Rotary 5930 family.
Debbie High
Rotary International D5930
District Governor 2016-2017
With a Sad Heart - Notice of a death in our extended Rotary Family 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
Dear club presidents, club presidents-elect, and club secretaries,
In response to feedback from Rotary clubs around the world, I want to let you know about an important change that may affect your annual Rotary membership number. This change will ensure that all 2016-17 membership achievements are accurately recorded and that your club’s July invoice reflects the correct membership at the beginning of the new Rotary year.
Previously, our policy included new members added with a 1 July effective date in the calculation of the annual 1 July membership start number, which was also used for recognizing membership achievements for the immediately previous Rotary year. This calculation method resulted in substantial confusion and frustration for clubs that expected these new members to be counted in their net membership increase for the new year rather than the previous year.
A new way to count membership and Calculate Dues 2017-06-01 05:00:00Z 0
RI President John Germ visits South Texas District 5930 - updated 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
“June is The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary”
Rotary All Stars – this month we continue our celebration of The Rotary Foundation’s 100th Anniversary at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Rotary All Stars – together -  our Rotarians, clubs and district have far exceeded our total combined club goal contributions to End Polio Now! Thank you and congratulations. 
The Rotary Year 2016-2017 combined club / district goal for the Annual Fund is $265,000.
We have NOT met this goal yet - but together we will if we ACT soon. 
We will set a new High on ANNUAL FUND contributions with your help. 
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High June 2017 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

There’s a world of opportunity waiting for you in Toronto, home of the 2018 Rotary International Convention.

Join 2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley for an unforgettable week of fun, friendship, and discovery as you connect with Rotarians from around the world.
Take advantage of the limited-time registration rate of $295* from 10 to 14 June.
Missed out going to Atlanta next week? Think about Toronto, CA in 2018 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
From Rotary International to District Rotary Foundation Chair
Hi Ellison,
Please encourage donors to send in their contributions per the instructions on the contribution forms and encourage them to make gifts online. Sending donations directly to staff slows down the processing of contributions. If a club is sending in one check that needs to be credited to multiple donors, club officers should make sure to include the multiple donor form to ensure the gifts are credited appropriately.
For your information, here are the year-end contribution deadline dates. I will be sending these out to all district leaders today or tomorrow. Last year, I also sent these to club leaders and plan to do so again this year.
Let me know if you have any questions.
When and Where Do Clubs Send Their Rotary Foundation Annual Giving 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

Clubs - Presidents, Administration Chairs, Membership Chairs, Foundation Chairs and all members:

Read the whole story on the ins and outs of these club awards.
Also Club Officers for 2017-2018 - report in your club - ClubRunner website OR the District website OR in the Club Administration section of My Rotary.
Presidents - You set goals at the beginning of the year - NOW please go to My Rotary > Rotary Club Central and report how your club did in reaching those goals. This is a necessary task for awards and to build a database of information for your club to use in the future.
Deadlines are approaching FAST >>>> 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
How do you eradicate a disease? This is the question that Jennifer will answer as she shares the story of Polio eradication. It is a disease on the brink of extinction and the finish line is in sight.
It is a complex tale complete with heroic and deadly twists and turns. Discover what the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is doing to eliminate this paralyzing disease and in turn keep a promise to the children of the world.

How do you eradicate a disease? 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
I am attaching info on a group trip we are leading to India in March 2018 . . I am hopeful you might be able to join us!  It will change your life forever, I promise!
Also, if you would share this with your district, members and Friends of Rotary - particularly with anyone who has expressed an interest in project opportunities in India - -reservations are open now and will close once we have 40 individuals.
It is a great itinerary with lots of Rotary built in! Read about this trip with this printable flyer.
Best regards,
Sherri C Muniz
Dream • Explore • Celebrate 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Yesterday (Friday, May 26th) Debbie and I were honored to be part of our Rotary Family to celebrate the life of Past District Governor Everett “Ev” Driskill. PDG Ev spent most of his life in Minnesota building and maintaining a grocery store chain. One of his sons described his Dad’s usual 80-hour work week was only part of his life as he wasn’t satisfied with just dominating in his business, but also strived to be active in “doing good”.
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE - June 2017 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarians and friends in D5930, who knew Past District Governor Bruce Miller of the Portland Rotary Club, were deeply saddened by his death on May 27, 2017.  Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with Emma and Bruce's family.  His constant smile and his unwavering commitment to the ideals of Rotary will be missed.

By God’s grace, Bruce fulfilled his priorities in life.

Rest In Peace Past District Governor Bruce
In Memoriam Past District Governor Bruce Miller 2017-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

103rd Annual Rotary District 5930
District Governor and District Leadership Installation

McAllen Country Club, 615 Wichita Ave., McAllen TX 78503

Saturday June 24th, 2017 • $50 per person

Hotel Information - Link for special rate
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel McAllen
1800 S 2nd Street, McAllen, Texas 78503

Dress: Semi-formal attire

Social Hour - Cash BarDinner and ProgramDanceLate night Botana
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm7:00 pm to 9:00 pm9:00 pm to 11:00 pm11:00 pm
103rd Rotary District 5930 District Governor and Leadership Installation 2017-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
In Memoriam Past District Governor Everett J. Driskill 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
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
At Our District Conference this past weekend, we elected our representative. Congratulations to PDG Arthur Zeitler of the Corpus Christi Rotary Club.
D5930 has selected a Council Representative 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
As an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world," its initial contribution was US $26.50 in 1918.
It was made by Arch C. Klumph.
Paul Harris stated, "Long after Arch's journey is ended other men will be following the trail he has been blazing throughout the years."
Continue Blazing the Trail and don't let Arch walk alone.
Accept a challenge.
Can we have every Rotarian in District 5930 contribute $26.50?
We encourage clubs and individuals to mark their donation for the Annual Fund. This will help funds return to us in 3 years.
$26.50 Challenge 2017-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

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!
TAMUCC Rotaract 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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) 
Why do Joe (First Dude) and I give to the Rotary Foundation - Why are we Rotarians? 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE - May 2017 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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

Selecting a Council on Legislation Representative 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
From Rotary International to Clubs 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Ingleside Rotary Club Fishing Tournament 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
END POLIO NIGHT WITH THE VIPERS 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High May 2017 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
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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)
How to apply for the Presidential Citation and Exemplary Award 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
The following hotels have special rates for your District Conference - May 4-7, 2017
There are several other groups coming to Rockport and Fulton the same weekend. Please book at your earliest convenience.
Inn at Fulton Harbor (SOLD OUT)
  • 215 N Fulton Beach Road
  • Fulton, TX 78358
  • 361-790-5888
  • $99 per night
  • This location will have the Registration and Hospitality Suite on the grounds
The Lighthouse Inn on Aransas Bay (SOLD OUT)
La Quinta
Hampton Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rockport
  • 2950 Hwy 35 North Business
  • Rockport, TX 78382
  • 361-727-9007
  • Starting at $159 per night
For a house or condo to rent:
Coastline Vacations (owned by a Rotarian)
Check out all the hotels, RV parks and Property management at our Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Hotel Information for Rockport-Fulton Conference 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
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.
TAMU-CC Rotaractors want to go to Atlanta 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
To:              5930 Interact Clubs
From:         5870 District Conference Committee
Re:              Interact Club Projects
To the Interact Clubs of District 5930, we would like to offer our services for any of your club projects that we could assist you with on Saturday, May 20, 2017 while we are attending our District 5870 Conference in Corpus Christi.
Let us know if we can help you in any way.
If yes, please respond to my contact information below.
Thank you,
Bruce Golden
5870 DG / 2016 – 17
512-940-5480 cell
Do you sponsor an Interact Club in Corpus Christi? 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
District 5930 Million Dollar Dinner Weekend
Thank to you RI President John (Judy) Germ, DGN / MDD Chair Andy Hagan, the MDD Committee, District 5930 Rotarians and our families and Friends of Rotary for a historic event March 11, 2017.
Million Dollar Dinner
District 5930's Million Dollar Dinner Weekend 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
District 5930 Edinburg Rotary Club
Cajunfest Fundraiser 2017 andRotary has Heart Campaign
     Rotary Has Heart Campaign was held at the Edinburg Rotary Cajunfest event on February 11, 2017 at the Echo Hotel, Edinburg Texas.    
Rotary has Heart in Edinburg, TX 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Dear Rotarians,
The wildfires that swept across the Texas Panhandle beginning on March 6 left in their wake tragic human losses as well as about 440,000 acres of charred land in eight counties, hundreds of miles of burned fences and uncounted number of dead or injured animals as reported by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Rotarians Help Texas Panhandle Wildfire Victims 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Ingleside RC is having a Golf Tournament 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now
Inaugural Rotary Polio MOTO
LTG Youth Services Joseph Michael Dickerson organized our First Annual D5930 Rotary Polio MOTO event March 25th and 26th
  • 819 miles in two days through Rotary District 5930 (and Beeville) with 7 MOTO Rotarians and Friends of Rotary, plus the “Chase SUV” with Rotarian Cat Dickerson and Future Rotarian Charlotte.
  • Fun, Fellowship, Food, Polio and Rotary Awareness, Donations and Pledges
  • PolioPlus Goal:$5,000 – doubled at $10,000 and counting!
“Born to be wild.  And end Polio.”  Rotarian Tim Dowling, Rotary Club of Corpus Christi stated on a Facebook post.
Click on the Read More to see the pictures from across the District.

End Polio Night with the Vipers
On March 25th, the District 5930 Valley Rotary Club network participated, sponsored and attended the 2nd annual End Polio Night with the Vipers.  Organized by Harlingen Rotary Club member, Doyle Clark, it is estimated over $15,250 was raised.  Stay tuned for a full story about the event, the total raised, and photos from Rotarian Doyle. 
In one weekend Rotarians, and friends of Rotary, across District 5930, raised over $25,000 for polio!  “Going the Distance to Beat Polio!” 
District 5930's Weekend of Giving to PolioPlus 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
 “April is Maternal and Child Health Month”
Rotary All Stars – Together we make amazing things happen like:
  • High quality health care for vulnerable mothers and children
  • Education
  • Immunizations
  • Birth kits
  • Mobile health clinics
  • How to prevent mother to infant HIV transmission
  • How to breast-feed and
  • How to protect themselves and their children from disease
What service projects do you and your club participate in to support maternal and child health?  Share how your club supports maternal and child health initiatives on Rotary Showcase
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High April 2017 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
I concede my newsletter space to the “Gov” – she had a lot to say this month.
Fly High with Rotary and I’ll see you soon at the District events. 
Life is good!
Yours in Rotary, 
Joe (First Dude)
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Thank you for your efforts and enthusiasm in growing our district membership.  We are at a net positive of 50 members as of February 2017.  We are #1 in Zone 21b.  Congratulations!!!!!
My message to all Rotary members of our great district is that membership development is the responsibility of each and every one of us; and if you have not brought in a members this Rotary year,
District Membership Status 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Club Builder Award -  
Is there a member in your Rotary Club that meets these  requirements? 
1.  The nominee must be an active Rotarian in good standing, with at least five years of membership. 
Club Builder Award 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

The purpose is simple:  Obtain more involvement and engagement between local communities and foreign cultures that includes Foreign-owned Enterprises (FOEs) or those businesses that operate globally, as well as those foreign/ethnic community groups and employees of diverse ethnic backgrounds..

Event:  UHV's International Festival

Please see the  flyer (click the image on the Read More section)  about the International Festival on April 19th from 6-8PM. 

Please contact the International Department at the University of Houston - Victoria for more information at (361) 570-4109 and we hope that some of you can come. 

International Festival 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0



Step 1: Form a Peacebuilder Committee in your club.
ARE YOU A PEACEBUILDER? 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

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.
Women in Rotary, 1986 – 2017 a 30 year Journey 2017-04-01 05:00:00Z 0

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
District Conference Requests 2017-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

April 22, 2017 -

Foundation Awards and Grant Certification Training

  • District 5930 Foundation Awards Lunch - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Special Guest Speaker - Amanda Lewis, Global Scholar, sponsored by Kingsville  Rotary and D5930.
  • Grant Certification Training - 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Both events will be held at the Solomon Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi TX 78401

Register Now for the Lunch and Training

Printable Flyer for Foundation Awards Lunch & Grant Training

More information click the read more button.

Foundation Awards Lunch & Grant Training 2017 2017-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

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. 
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE – March 2017 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

You are invited to the Grants Certification Training Seminar 2017-2018.

Grants Certification Training Seminar 2017-2018
Mar 04, 2017
No charge, but we do need a count for materials and coffee/pastries.
DoubleTree Suites Hotel
1800 S 2nd St
McAllen, TX United States
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Royale I & II rooms at the Doubletree Suites Hotel
This training is for this Saturday morning.  So if you are interested in attending, please RSVP to me immediately.
Eddie Bartnesky
Assistant Governor Area 8
District Grants Subcommittee Chair   956-245-2299

You are invited to the Grants Certification Training Seminar 2017-2018 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High March 2017 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

HAPPENING MARCH/RPM UPDATE - End Polio Now D5930 fundraiser

organized by Lieutenant Governor for Youth Services, Joseph Michael Dickerson
We are still working to get the word out to all of our Rotary District. All of your help in spreading the news about this motorcycle ride to raise funds for END POLIO NOW happening March 25-26 throughout our district is greatly appreciated.
More information by clicking the read more button.
RPM - Rotary Polio Moto Update 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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
An invite to Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award Dinner 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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.”
A letter from Global Scholar - Crystal Nwosu 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

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.

RI President John Germ invites us to service 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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.
D5930 Rotaract Clubs are invited to the Sooner Rotaract Institute 2017 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Second Cadre/Membership Matters workshop in Laredo 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Thank you for supporting Global Scholarships for Anja Nikolova 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Dog-in Music Fest in Harlingen 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0


All Club Youth Luncheon following the District 5930 Four Way Test Speech Competition will be held Sat. April 1, 2017 at TAMU-Kingsville. The flyer is located on the D5930 Website.

Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change not only yourself but the world?
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
Youth Services D5930 - March 2017 2017-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

In Memoriam - Past District Governor Obie L. Etheridge

Rotarians and friends in D5930, who knew Past District Governor Obie L. Etheridge, were deeply saddened by his death on January 24, 2017.  Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with Obie's family. 
He joined the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi in 1968, serving as president in 1976-77. He was chosen as Governor of District 593 for Rotary year 1981-1982, an area with 45 clubs, stretching from El Campo to Rio Grande City. (Now District 5930.) The Rotary Presidential theme was World Understanding and Peace through Rotary. The District Governors must visit and meet with every club during the first half of their year. Obie declared that the missions of Rotary and Masonry are so much alike that he had to think twice to remember which he was visiting.
Obie will be affectionately remembered as a valuable friend and a truly ‘great Rotarian’.  Our thoughts are with his family.
Rest In Peace Past District Governor Obie
Service Information
Visitation was held on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Seaside Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Thank you for thoughts and prayer for PDG Obie's family and friends,
In Memoriam - Past District Governor Obie L. Etheridge 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

What if together we wage peace? 

Just imagine, Rotarians building a world beyond war. Learn more about our organization and how you can join us as ‘We Wage Peace’.
  • Find peace education tools,
  • peace service projects,
  • handouts,
  • slideshows and
  • other presentation materials. 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0


Have you asked yourself, I want to empower young people to get engaged ….BUT HOW??
If you want to spread your Rotarian leadership wings and empower young people in your community
  • to take action,
  • become leaders, and
  • gain a global perspective?
Sponsor an Interact club! Whether they’re
  • carrying out a service project,
  • organizing a Twitter chat, or
  • planning a meeting,
Interact club members develop skills that can last a lifetime.
Youth Services D5930 - February 2017 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”
2017-18 Presidential theme announced 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

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.
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High February 2017 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

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.
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE – February 2017 2017-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
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.”
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.    
Himalayan Rabbit Farm - International Service Project 2017-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
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
Area 4 Four Way Test Speech contest 2017-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

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
Bus Schedule for RYLA for the Valley 2017-01-09 06:00:00Z 0
  • Make sure the names of all current (RY 2016-17) and all future officers (RY 2017-18) are entered in ClubRunner as soon as possible and no later than 1 February.  Minimum  - President, President Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Add your “Trilogy Squad”:  Membership, Foundation and Public Image chairs/directors. Add all other executives and directors. Directions on “how to”
  • Confirm that e-mail addresses for all members are current
  • Update RY 2016-17 goals in Rotary Club Central (Membership, Foundation Giving, Service) Access to and Entering Goals in Rotary Club Central
  • Review and update your club’s progress towards earning the RI Presidential Citation in Rotary Club Central.  Checklist for Presidential Citation Award
  • Review your club’s progress towards earning the Governor’s Exemplary Club Award.   Progress & Application Chart for District 5930 Exemplary Club Award
  • Ensure The Rotary Foundation  (TRF) contributions collected to date are submitted to TRF.
  • E-mail your club’s IRS confirmation notice that your Federal tax return was submitted – Nancy Ross  (if you have not already done so)
Club Administration Checklist 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
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 ...

Click the Read More link to find out ways you and your club can help.
RPM - Rotary Polio Moto 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Seminar Focus:  “Trilogy Squad” - membership, foundation, and public image in a mutually supportive manner.
Date, Time, Place: Seminar Scheduled for February 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton at 110 Calle del Norte

2nd RI/Zone 21b/27 Cadre Membership Training to be offered for areas 6, 7, & 12 – Laredo and beyond.

You do not want to miss this new and innovative consulting experience!

Register Now

Cost is Free but we need a food and Materials count.

Membership Seminar in Laredo 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
The leadership of Rotary District 5930 proudly established the Military Veterans Scholarship Program to help eligible honorably discharged veterans pursue their higher education goals. 
On December 14, 2016, at the meeting of The Laredo Rotary Club, District Governor Debbie High and Assistant Governor Juan Lira presented the first two scholarships to two outstanding and very deserving veterans. They are Richard Zundt and Sergio Hernandez.   
This new Military Veterans Scholarship Program was made possible through a District Designated Fund (DDF) Grant because of the generous donations to The Rotary Foundation by D5930 Rotarians and clubs three years ago.
Rotary District 5930 Presents the First Military Veterans Scholarships 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

Season’s Greetings to All!

I am Mike Dickerson, Lieutenant Governor for Youth Services for District 5930. For those of you who know me, you won't be surprised that I have come up with a wild and fun idea to raise funds for a cause, we as Rotarians, hold dear to our hearts. And this time, I have managed to convince some of my fellow Laredo Rotary Club members to consider joining me! We hope you will too.

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.

Motorcycle Ride around District 5930 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Ingleside Rotary Club invited all to their Paul Harris Christmas Party on Dec 17 at the Ingleside Municipal Airport. By all accounts it was a success. They are even looking to continue and expand for next year.
As Reported:
Nine people were honored recently with the Paul Harris Fellow award, presented by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
About 50 Rotary members, family, and friends gathered Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at the Third Coast Squadron-Commemorative Air Force Museum to celebrate the recipients.
Paul Harris Christmas Party 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

How do you know that your Job is…well something more than a Job?

As the Governor noted in her January message, it is Vocational Service Month.  Over the years, I have struggled with the Vocational part of Rotary.  Several of the clubs I have been with required a 5-minute classification talk.  I have always avoided these talks until I joined Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club.  
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE – January 2017 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
EarlyAct FirstKnight® (or EAFK) is a powerful, daily character education program for elementary and middle schools, made available by The Knights of The Guild and Rotary. Created by Dr. Randall Parr and sponsored by local Rotary Clubs, EAFK creatively teaches and motivates students to become more civil, service-oriented people during their most formative years.
Several clubs across the district have established the EAFK program in local elementary schools. The students, schools and clubs are stepping up to the challenge of service projects, giving back to the community and giving to the Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus.
Read about two projects by clicking the Read More button.
EarlyAct FirstKnight Programs Show Service to others 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Wilson G. from the Corpus Christi Evening Club has a connection for a great presentation that is very near and dear to his heart put on by Mr. Chamberlain. 
It's an overview of the state's efforts to help adults with disability find work.  Mr. Chamberlain travels the state and presents to different organizations, including Rotary clubs.
He's looking for some help connecting with the clubs down here. Please email the webmaster, Nancy Paulson, if you and/or your club might be interested in making arrangements to have this guest speaker at your club.
Need a good Program for a meeting? 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
PDG Marilyn Spencer Honored 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor Debbie recent had her official visit with the San Benito Rotary Club. This is a small club of just 11 members, currently. By the look at the two videos in the read more section they have some interesting projects and enthusiastic helpers.
San Benito - Small but Strong 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
The Laredo Rotary Club offers one of the most unique service programs with the Diploma Plus program for high school seniors at-risk of dropping out. 
Working in cooperation with all of the local public high schools, Rotary volunteers and volunteers from the Rotary family, school Counselors recommend students who are most at-risk.
One or two volunteers are designated liaisons for each of the nine high schools. The volunteers mentor the students and track their progress.

Diploma Plus Program - A Worthy program 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
By DG Debbie High
As Rotarians we support many clean water projects around the globe to give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.
On December 14th a Water Crisis hit close to home in Corpus Christi that initially impacted over 320,000 residents.  There was a “no water use” ban in effect.

Corpus Christi Water Crisis ~ Thank you! 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

Lone Star President-Elects Training Seminar  - February 23 – 26, 2017

Where:  Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel
Attend LSPETS and make your Presidential Year (RY 2017-18) the best it can be:
  • Leadership Training
  • Outstanding Speakers
  • Rotary Fellowship
Lone Star President Elects Training 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0

 “January is Vocational Service Month”

Rotary All Stars, the Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians.  The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster:”
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High January 2017 2017-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5930 is responding to the water crisis in Corpus Christi. We have been asked to coordinate efforts with the Salvation Army.
Salvation Army Corpus Christi has been asked by the City of Corpus Christi to coordinate and serve as the distribution points for water. 
1.  They desperately need people to work at the distribution sites.
2.  They need cases of bottled water donated.
Gustavo Perez - Business Administrator The Salvation Army - Corpus Christi
(361) 658-5610
D5930 responds to Water Crisis in Corpus Christi 2016-12-16 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor Debbie High is honored and delighted to announce that, unofficially, we have a new District Governor for the year 2019-2020. The District 5930 District Governor Nominating team has chosen Ellison Crider of the Corpus Christi Evening Rotary Club
Congratulations to Ellison and to his wife Fay. Ellison is a 30 year Rotarian who is currently serving as the District 5930 Rotary Foundation Chair. Ellison and wife own E Enterprises, LLC, dba Buddy’s Home Furnishings since September 2014. They have two stores franchised as Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Corpus Christi and Robstown.
DG Debbie welcomes Ellison to the District 5930 Leadership Team of DGE Betty Ramirez-Lara (2017-2018, McAllen South) and DGN Andy Hagan (2018-2019, Brownsville Sunrise).
Rotary International rules impose a 14-day challenge time. If there are no challenges Ellison Crider will be officially declared DGND (District Governor Nominee Designate).
Editor's note: DGE Betty's club was listed wrong in the newsletter email. It has been corrected in this story. The editoe is sincerely sorry for the error.
District Governor for 2019-2020 Announced 2016-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
President Elaine Hernandez of McAllen North Rotary Club has been asked to serve as a Technical Reviewer.  This assignment involves a written evaluation of a global grant project application. She will be reviewing a global grant application for a Disease Prevention & Treatment project taking place in the D-4465 Peru and the details are as follows: Project Description: to purchase and deliver 14,000 mosquiteros and organize a community awareness campaign to reduce new malaria infections in several villages of the Loreto Department, in the Amazon region of Perú.
Congratulations, Elaine.
D5930 member to serve as a Foundation Cadre of Technical Reviewer 2016-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
Our Lt. Gov of Membership Luis Cavazos recently shared a story titled "The Best Membership Training We’ve Had". He started out this way . . .
For the first time, we hosted an incredibly successful Cadre Membership Training in District 5930 on Saturday October 15, 2016 in Harlingen Texas. 
It was interactive and by the time we finished we had most of the answers on what we each wanted to take back to our clubs to implement immediately.

Get Ready Laredo and surrounding clubs!!

It's coming to your area on February 11, 2017 from 8:30 am to 1 pm

Register Now for this training

Get Ready Laredo and surrounding clubs!! 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

  “December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month”

Rotary All Stars President Rose, Rotary Club Columbia Metro (2015) is my inspiration for this months Governor’s newsletter. She reminds us that during the month of December, all around the globe, peoples of nearly every race, nation, culture and faith will celebrate. Some will feast and dance and sing songs.  Some will make sacrifices, undertake journeys, and offer special prayers.    . . .
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High December 2016 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Did You Know? Where is It? 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides thousands of young students with the opportunity to meet people from other countries and to experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
As with any Rotary program, volunteer support ensures success. The Rotary Youth Exchange program is administered at the district level under the supervision of the district governor. Rotary clubs interested in sending or hosting students must coordinate their participation through the district-level program. An effective Youth Exchange program relies on the dedication of Rotarians serving in leadership positions.
If the Youth Exchange Program is District 5930 is going to continue to grow and prosper - it needs help NOW. There is a conference at the end of January for interested Rotarians. Details are here - More Info on Rotary Youth Exchange
Please check it out and if you're interested, please contact one of the following:
Youth Exchange Needs your Help NOW 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 30, 2016

Hopefully these tasks and activities have been started or completed to start the next Rotary year.

  • Presidents, Officers and Directors appointed, elected and installed. This needs to be done and reported by Dec. 31, 2016.
  • Presidents, Officers and Directors entered into the district website, so they can receive the notices and information from the district and RI. This is a function available to the current officers by logging into the district website at       . . .
Getting Ready for 2017-2018 Nancy Paulson 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Clubs are encouraged to support their President-Elect in attending, hopefully by paying for their registration, hotel and travel. There is also a training track for President nominees. Even if your president is serving for a second time, attendance at the PETS for their upcoming year is essential. They will find out the special aspects and initiatives for their year from 'their' District Governor.
Click the READ MORE about the premier training event that prepares Rotary Club President-Elects . . .
LoneStar PETS - President Elects Training Seminar 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Hopefully all clubs filed the required IRS Annual Form 990, 990N, or 990EZ by November 15, 2016.
DG High is required to know that clubs are in compliance, so please send me an email confirming the return has been filed.   Please indicate whether your club files under IRC 501(c)(3) or IRC 501(c)(4).
Also please let us know if your club has a 501(c)(3) Foundation. We need to know if the IRS form was filed for it and its tax number.
Send any questions and your club response to me at

Nancy P. Ross, Tax Compliance Chair



IRS tax filing for RY 2015-2016 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

The “Story”

It is this time of year that I think about the stories of our lives.  As I reflect upon those stories, I think of the many different ways they continue to affect my life.  I think that “Story Telling” for me started early in life, as my mother used to say I told some real whoppers.   But those stories (which probably did not pass the 4-Way Test.) are not the stories I initially wanted to discuss this month.  I wanted to relate the importance of acknowledging and telling our own “Rotary Story.”
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE – DECEMBER 2016 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
If you are reading the newsletter or missed the graphic near the top of the website - here it is again.

D5930's Million Dollar Dinner

March 11, 2017
Find out who can come to this special dinner.
Find out who is coming to this special dinner as the Keynote Speaker.
D5930's Million Dollar Dinner 2016-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
This December Rotary International at is making key upgrades to the member database.
  • From 3-5 December, users may experience interruption.
  • Members may be unable to complete transactions online, including making contributions, registering for the convention, running reports, accessing grant information, logging into My Rotary, and updating member information.
  • Rotary staff will minimize interruptions as much as possible.
  • Please be advised and share with your members.
Message from RI staff about their website and My Rotary 2016-11-22 06:00:00Z 0
Today was a special Rotary day. Edinburg Rotarians packed 113 shoeboxes filled with toys and other goodies for children around the world.
Edinburg Rotary News 2016-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Dear Rotarians, 

I want to personally say “Thank You” to all the Rotarians who supported this year’s Rotary Adoption Awareness Picnic last Saturday.  Many of those attending agree this was possibly the best year yet!  
Rotary Adoption Awareness Picnic 2016 2016-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
The Kingsville Noon Rotary Club, the Sunrise Rotary Club, the Rockport Rotary Club, the Burnet Rotary Club, the Corpus Christi South Side Rotary Club, and a private donation funded a project in Nepal.
Impacting lives halfway around the world 2016-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
This email list is made up of the people who will make this grant to provide clean water to 1128 families (about 5500 people) possible.  You are the source of the pledges and donations.  Thank you all!! is time for a status report.
Global grant to provide clean water to 1128 families 2016-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation named World’s Outstanding Foundation 2016-11-20 06:00:00Z 0

Past District Governor Gaylan Duncan

Rotarians and friends in D5930, who knew Past District Governor Gaylan Duncan, were deeply saddened by his death on November 13, 2016.  Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with Gaylan’s wife of 58 years, Ella Marie Wepreck Duncan and all the family. 
In Memoriam - PDG Gaylan Duncan 2016-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
The Rockport Rotary Club, led by an idea from the evening meeting members, have created a unique way to bring together several issues - children in need or a crisis situation, interaction with our men/women in blue and the desire to complete a service project by Rotarians. This project is quick and easy, meaningful and touches on several areas of focus.
The Comfort and Joy Bag project is designed to hopefully bring just a bit of those two feelings
Comfort and Joy Bag Project 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

The Month of the “Foundation”

If you are like me you think of the foundation in terms of buildings or education or football.  For example, the foundation of a running game is “blocking”.  So it seemed logical to “Google” the word foundation.*   What I found seems to confirm what I thought I knew. 
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE – NOVEMBER 2016 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

 “November is Foundation Month”

Rotary All Stars we celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation Rotary year 2016-2017. We are Rotary Serving Humanity!
We Fly High with Rotary throughout District 5930 as we see the impact of your generous donations to our Rotary Foundation as clubs use their District Simplified Grants and work on global grants. 
This month we will interview applicants for the Scholarships to Costa Rica, Global Grant Scholarships for school year 2017-2018, and the new Veteran’s Scholarship.
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High November 2016 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Disaster Aid - A Service Project Idea 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Greetings from Rotary. Your Club and District Support (CDS) team is reminding you of the IRS annual filing requirement for all Rotary clubs in the U.S. and U.S. territories.  
Note: If your club has already completed this requirement this year, please disregard this message.

Whether your club is a subordinate under Rotary International’s 501(c)(4) group exemption or is independently tax-exempt,
IRS Filings - due November 15 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
  • 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
    • Getting Ready for 2017-2018
  • News from Clubs
    • Service Project ideas
    • Invitations to events
    • Outbound Exchange Student Reports
  • Nominations for DG 2019-2020 and Council on Legislation
  • Million Dollar Dinner
  • Proposal for a new District-wide Polio event - Get your engines Ready!
A Quick Recap of the HIGHlights 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Want something to do this weekend that doesn't involve Rotary? 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
I have an idea for a project and I am putting together a committee to implement this project.  The goal is to raise awareness and funding to End Polio Now.  

We will ride motorcycles around the district in a 2 day event. 
Do you Like Rotary, Motorcycles & Hate Polio? 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0


Dear Rotarians,

In 1917, Arch Klumph shared his vision - to create an endowment dedicated to doing good in the world – and planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation. That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good which has transformed millions of lives around the globe. This November, use the resources below to help us celebrate 100 years of The Rotary Foundation.

Promote Our Foundation on social media - Let's tell the world about The Rotary Foundation:

Rotary Foundation Resources from Christine Grodecki 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Global water grant serving 1138 families in 8 rural villages

Hi fellow Rotarians,
   I am now in Honduras and am starting to write the Global Grant since we are so very close to raising the money needed for the grant.  I had missed the new 5% contribution fee imposed by the Rotary Foundation...that increased our base amount from $125,000.00 to $131,250.00.  We are $895.00 short of this amount.  So obviously it would be great if someone could put us over the top.
Update from Tom Plumb and Honduras Project 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
The Rockport Rotary is extending our literacy projects to include second graders. We will be reading to the second graders attending ACISD Live Oak Learning Center. The book is Andy & Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure.
Andy & Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure is the story of a young entrepreneur who starts an apple dumpling business. Along the way it teaches and illustrates the Four-Way Test.
Andy & Elmer Come to Rockport & Fulton 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Christmas Cheer from West Corpus Christi 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
We have arranged for a special room rate at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel for the Centennial Celebration Event.
Hotel Information:
900 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
(361) 887-1600 / 1-800-843-6664
Modern Comforts By The Water, Grand Corpus Christi hotel on the Texas coast
Located in the lively downtown Marina District, Omni Corpus Christi Hotel offers luxurious guestrooms with spectacular views of the Corpus Christi bay. Situated along 131 miles of Texas coast, there are virtually limitless choices for water sports, including year-round sailing, swimming, snorkeling and some of the world’s best deep-sea fishing. All are just moments away from this spectacular Corpus Christi hotel. Located just 15 minutes from Corpus Christi International Airport.
Kings, Doubles
Rate:  $119.00 per night
The code:  “Rotary Centennial Dinner” / 14500814432
Event: Corpus Christi Country Club, 6300 Everhardt Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Hotel: Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, 900 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Hotel Information for Centennial Celebration 2016-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
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!” 
EAFK- PolioPlus Fundraiser 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
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
WOW! District 5930 is busy! 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
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
Goliad RC - Annual Hunter's Ball 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
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.
International Fellowship of Rotarian Educators 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
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 ....
Heart Gallery in Historic Brownsville 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
October 22, 2016 is a Rotary Day of Service in Corpus Christi. 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
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.
News from Aransas Pass 2016-10-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – RYLA 2017 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
The Council on Legislation is held every three years and is the legislative body of RI.  The Council has the authority to amend the constitutional documents of RI, as well as adopt resolutions.  Every district selects a representative to attend the week-long meeting and vote on legislation.
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

Representatives and alternates must be selected by 30 June 2017 and reported to Rotary International. Selection requirements and duties for representatives can be found in Article 9 of the RI Bylaws.
Who is eligible? (RI Bylaws 8.020.)    To serve as representative, a candidate must:
               Have served a full term as district governor at the time of election;
               Understand the qualification, duties and responsibilities of a representative;
               Be qualified, willing and able to assume and perform these duties and responsibilities;
               Not have attended three Councils as a voting member;
               Be able to attend the meeting for its entire duration.
Duties of the Representative (RI Bylaws 8.050.)
            Assist clubs in preparing their proposals for the Council;
            Discuss proposed legislation at the district conference and/or other district meeting;
            Be knowledgeable of the existing attitudes of Rotarians within the district;
Give critical consideration to all legislation presented to the Council and effectively; communicate his or her views on such legislation to the Council;
Act as an objective legislator of RI;
Attend the meeting of the Council for it full duration;
Report on the deliberations of the Council to the clubs of the district following the meetings
of the Council;
Be accessible to clubs in the district to assist in their preparations of proposals for future Councils.
Any club in the district may nominate a candidate for representative, whether or not the candidate is from that particular club.  The nomination must be made in writing and must include the signatures of the club secretary and president.  A candidate for representative shall not be eligible to serve on the committee.
Clubs desiring to nominate a candidate to be our District's Representative to the 2017 Council on Legislation are to submit the name of the Past District Governor being nominated, their e-mail address and preferred telephone number.  This information is to be sent to the Representative of the District 5930 Nominating Committee for 2016 - District Governor Debbie High, Nomination are due by December 1, 2016
Nomination for Council of Legislation 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

“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.
Calling all clubs to help Celebrate the Centennial of the Foundation 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

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
Four-Way Test Speech Competition Timothy Dowling 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
Million Dollar Dinner 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
 “October is Economic and Community Development Month”
Rotary All Stars, we enter the second quarter of Rotary year 2016-2017, with a focus on basic economic and community development, “Gear up!  Fly High!”
How is your club making basic economic and community development a priority, both locally and globally? 
Read the rest of my story this month. Some exciting and new information provided.
Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High October 2016 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
There is “Gold” in District 5930 Rotary Clubs
The first quarter of the Rotary year has been completed.   As the spouse of the District Governor, I get to see and visit the great Rotary clubs of South Texas.  Although I haven’t been able to join her in all of her visits, I get almost immediate feedback.  Her excitement is contagious as she describes the activities and services that our clubs are providing to their members, our communities, states, region and the World. 

October 24th is a special day as it is World Polio Day.  This year’s celebration may
HIGH NOTES FROM THE FIRST DUDE – OCTOBER 2016 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
1st RI/Zone 21b/27 Cadre Membership Training
               to be offered for areas 8,9,10 & 11 – Lower Rio Grande.
You do not want to miss this new and innovative consulting experience! It's FREE also!
Cost:  FREE – with breakfast included But PLEASE register so we make sure we have enough materials and food and Coffee!
Read more to find out all the details.
Membership Training from Zone Cadre 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
St. John Paul High School Rotary Interact club volunteered at a construction site for a Habitat for Humanity Corpus Christi home on Sept 13. The Interact Club is sponsored by Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club.
Read more to watch a video from their website.
Interact Club helps build a home 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
U.S. Rotary Club and District Liability Insurance Program – Insurance Update to Rotary Clubs 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
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
Membership Update 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Make your Donation GROWWWWWW! 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
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
CELEBRATE INTERACT! World Interact Week 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
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:
Presidential Citation for Rotaract Clubs 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
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:
Presidential Citation for Interact Clubs 2016-09-30 05:00:00Z 0
From the Victoria Advocate:
Russell Cain has been enamored with Mother Teresa since 1979, when she won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Though he isn't a Catholic, the Port Lavaca realtor - and Episcopalian - found inspiration in Teresa's commitment to serving and educating impoverished children throughout the world.
"I've read so much about her. She led such a great Christian life, always doing for others," he said. "That's why God blessed her with so many ministries."
Cain, a longtime Rotarian and former Rotary District 5930 governor, said he, too, enjoys giving back to his own community, drawing on the influence of Teresa and others.
Port Lavaca Resident donates Mother Teresa Letter to OLG 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
The first Young Professional Summit in our Zone is modeled after one in 2014 hosted by RI with Rotarians under 40 from across the U.S. 
The purpose of the summit is to bring together younger Rotarians and get them fired up about becoming more engaged in their clubs and districts.
We want these Rotarians
The first Young Professional Summit in our Zone 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
DG Debbie High's visit to the Edna Rotary Club made the news. DG Debbie also inducted new members and awarded a Paul Harris Fellow.
See a picture of the news article by reading more.
DG is in the news 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Tours Craft Training Center 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
UPDATE on the 38th Entry of Float Promoting Rotary International in the New Year's Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade
JANUARY 2, 2017
Since 1980, The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee has entered a float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade promoting Rotary International. The parade is seen
New Year's Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
TAMUCC Rotaractors are starting the 2016-2017 school year off with serving the local community. They teamed up with Student Volunteer Connection
TAMUCC Rotaractors 2016-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
It was my great pleasure to assist in handing out the District Grant award checks to several clubs in the Corpus Christi area this month. We are going to Do Good in the World right in our own backyards with many of these grants, which are available because generous Rotarians like you donated to the Foundation!
Saturday, September 24 will be our
Foundation Notes Ellison Crider 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

 “September is Basic Education and Literacy Month”

Rotary All Stars, as we enter the end of our first quarter of the Rotary New year, there is a focus on basic education and literacy.   

“Every child has the right to go to school, without danger or discrimination.  59 million children around the world don’t have access to basic education.  Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors all over the world are taking action to enhance basic education and literacy in their communities.”  (Rotary Service Connections)

How is your club making basic education and literacy a priority?

Fly High with Rotary from DG Debbie High - September 2016 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
DG Debbie - A passion for literacy and education 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

From the The Rocky Mountain Rotaract Newsletter

5 Fundraising Tips for the Rotaract Summit

So you want to attend the first-ever Rocky Mountain Rotaract Summit this October 29th? Or maybe you'd like to travel to the Rotaract Preconvention? Or North American RYLA? There are so many awesome events available to Rotaractors from all over the world. The only problem is that they all cost a lot of money.
Calling all Rotaractors and their Sponsors 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Hotel / Rate Info for 

3 ’n 1 Seminar Sept. 24, 2016 

Event Location:  TAMU-Kingsville 
Hampton Inn Kingsville 
2489 South U.S. Hwy 77
Kingsville, Texas 78363
Telephone:  (361) 592-9800
Rotary Rate:  $119 (includes free wi-fi and hot breakfast) 
Rate good for Sept. 23 and 24 (seminar ends at 2:15pm Sept 24th) 
Limited number of Rooms held until Sept 15th. 
To Reserve a room 
  1. call the hotel directly
  2. provide confirmation number: 848-806-31 “Rotary” 
  3. provide your information and credit card to hold the room
Choice of Rooms:   King or Double Accessible Rooms (limited) 
Cancellation Policy:  24 hours prior to date of arrival (3pm) (reconfirm cancellation policy when you make your reservation)
Reserve your room early - they will sell out. 
Hotel link to include directions from Hotel to TAMUK 
Hotel Info - 3 ’n 1 Seminar 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Port Lavaca enjoyed the visit from DG Debbie High Michael Rivet 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Historic Brownsville will host it's Annual Ride for Rotary Benefit Ride on October 16, 2016. The ride draws participation from cyclists of all levels and ages. Last year, we had participants from Brownsville, Weslaco, Harlingen, San Benito, South Padre Island, McAllen, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Matamoros, and Reynosa.

All proceeds raised by the event will be used to support Rotary’s local projects, which include providing free eye exams and eyeglasses to children, hosting Rotary’s Annual Heart Gallery (an adoption awareness event), funding scholarships for local students, providing Christmas gifts to nursing home residents, and funding for other Rotary humanitarian projects.

Register - schedule - maps

Annual Ride for Rotary Benefit Ride - Historic Brownsville Markus Villanueva 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Due to the proceeds of our Scholarship Golf Tournament we were able to award Steven Rodriguez a $1000 scholarship the Texas A & M.  Go Aggies.
Harlingen Sunburst Rotary also works with other non profits.  Check being presented to Jane Boling of the Harlingen Elks Lodge.
Read More for pictures
Scholarship Golf Tournament - Harlingen Sunburst Tim Elliott 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Harlingen Sunburst Rotary working hard enjoying a little down time.  Social hosted by one of our members Lisa Seiser. Gots to have fun with all the work!
Read more for pictures.
Having Fun with Halingen Sunburst Tim Elliott 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Members of the Rotary Club of Mission spent the last three months raising funds for a back to school project which would intended on buying new shoes for children.  Although the Rotary Club is small, they have BIG hearts that are willing to give back to the community.  Members were able to raise
Back to School in Mission, TX 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Mission recently participated in the National Night Out event hosted by the City of Mission at which they interacted with the community through creative and fun activities.  Rotarians took “selfies” with kids, dressed little girls as princesses and gave out 300 popsicles on this warm day.  The Club also set out
National Night Out - Mission Rotary Aida Lerma 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Lead, follow or Get Out the Way!
Bright Shinning Objects

Rotary’s September theme is education. Or as Debbie pointed out it is a time to “Sharpen Your Saw1 ”. However, it is a bright beautiful day on St. Charles Bay as I sit down to put “profound thoughts2” forward for you to ponder, so I must relate that I do feel like I am suffering the after effects of a “celebration” of the completion of my 60th trip around the Sun. But I don’t remember the party, so it must have been a good one.

High Notes from the First Dude - September 2016 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day for Clubs 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Hotel / Rate Info for

D5930 Four Way Test Speech Competition and All Club Youth Luncheon

Event Location:  Texas A&M University -Kingsville  (Memorial Student Union)
Hampton Inn Kingsville
2489 South U.S. Hwy 77
Kingsville, Texas 78363
Telephone:  (361) 592-9800
Rotary Rate:  $119 (includes free wi-fi and hot breakfast)
Rotary Rate held until March 23, 2017
To Reserve a room
  1. Call the hotel directly
  2. Provide confirmation number: 86202263 “Rotary”
  3. Provide your information and credit card to hold the room

Choice of Rooms: King, Double Queen, or Double Accessible Rooms (limited)

Cancellation Policy:  24 hours prior to date of arrival (3pm)  (reconfirm cancellation policy when you make your reservation)

Reserve your room early - they will sell out.
Hotel for D5930 Four Way Test Speech Competition and All Club Youth Luncheon 2016-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary’s Council on Legislation adopted two measures that are critical for our organization: clubs now have greater flexibility in when, where, and how they meet and the types of membership they offer. Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko blogs about the impact of these changes and how some clubs are already taking advantage of this new flexibility.

What defines a Rotary club? You choose 2016-08-21 05:00:00Z 0
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. 
Attention: New Veterans Scholarship 2016-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rockport Rotary Club and District 5930
Donates to Coastal Bend Troop Support
Rockport, Texas July 12, 2016 — Rotary District 5930 and the Rockport Rotary Club recognized Coastal Bend Troop Support during a “Rotary Has Heart” event on June 25, 2016. The event celebrated the installation of Debbie High, of Corpus Christi and Rockport (Lamar), as District Governor of District 5930 for 2016-2017.
The Rockport Rotary Club and District 5930 donated over $2200 and several boxes of supplies to CBTS who sends the goods to the US troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Funds donated by The Rockport Rotary Club will fulfil the wish of CBTS of a flag pole at 621 E. Market, Rockport, TX.

A Rotary Has Heart Event Nancy Paulson 2016-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
From the Rotary Club of Ingleside ...
Dear Rotarian friends and members, 
      Our friend and Rotarian Tommie Adame has passed.  We hope you all can help support and comfort the family in this time of grief, with your presence and/or your prayers. Thank you again. 
YIR, Daniel Korus, President

Tommy Adame, 49, of Ingleside, Texas passed away August 13, 2016 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was born on September 20, 1966 in Aransas Pass, Texas to Abel and Anna Adame.

Tommy grew up in Ingleside, Texas and loved his community dearly. He was on the schoolboard for many years, coached and ran the Ingleside little dribblers, and was also a member of the Rotary club. (He was also president of the “Adame Oil Family” inside joke).

A visitation will be held at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass,  2003 West Wheeler Avenue, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336 on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 9a-9p with a rosary at 7p. A funeral mass will be held Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10a at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Ingleside, Texas. Interment will follow immediately after at San Ignacio Cemetery in Ingleside, Texas. 
With Sadness - We lost a member. 2016-08-18 05:00:00Z 0
Louisiana Flood 2016 Americans Helping Americans!  
DAUSA Louisiana and Texas Disaster Response Trailers and teams will be teaming up and Traveling to Denham Springs LA. Friday 8/19.  
We will be bring trailer loads of supplies and our fully equipped trailers (chainsaws, water pumps, generators tools muck out equipment etc).  
We will be operating  with Operation Blessing this weekend out of Healing Place Church (Denham Springs Campus) 
569 Florida Avenue SW
Denham Springs, LA 70726
On Site Volunteer Coordinator: 757.374.0944
  • All volunteers wanting to join us this weekend please let me know and call the onsite coordinator above and tell him how many are coming with your group and that you are also with Disaster Aid USA and Rotary if you are a Rotarian.  
  • We also have another list of people and homes that need help and will be making the rounds as much as time allows.  
  • Supplies and funds will be needed..if you can please goto and help us help our community.  
  • Money raised for Louisiana floods will only be used for Louisiana floods
Houston team pulling out with our trailer Saturday and could be home as late as Tuesday.
Spread the word  

Wayne R. Beaumier
Rotary Club of Cypress-Fairbanks
District 5890 Disaster Chair
Disaster Aid USA 
Disaster Aid USA Deployment Alert!! 2016-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Foundation Grants in Action with Harlingen Sunburst Tim Elliott 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Harlingen Sunburst has been busy Tim Elliott 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

La Posada Providencia's new pavilion building is used just about every day.

The small, yellow structure is poised on the front of the property in San Benito, Texas, and there, women and children who have traveled hundreds of miles fleeing countries that have not been kind to them, gather to eat, talk and take classes, among other activities. Sister Zita Telkamp, the shelter's program director is

Rotary helps refugees with a place to congregate Lisa Seiser 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
17th Annual Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament.  We have given over $110,000 in scholarships over the past years.  Our tournament is as good as our invitation.  The norm is over $10,000 worth of prizes given away to our golfers. Great meal is also provided. Join us for the party!
17th Annual Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament Tim Elliott 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
D5930 Installation Pictures 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
As of Aug 1, 2016
We have received payments from 36 of the 52 clubs (69.2% have paid).
We are waiting for payment from the remaining 16 clubs (30.8%).
Hopefully you're doing as well with RI dues.
Thanks to 69% of District Clubs 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Hello from Edna Rotary Club Kelly Aimone 2016-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
If you have been honorably discharged and are attending or planning to attend a college or university to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate, you are encouraged to apply for a veteran’s scholarship being offered by Rotary District 5930.
Applicants must be pursuing a degree/certificate related to any of the following areas:
ATTENTION VETERANS Juan Lira 2016-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
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!
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 2016-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Today, we look ahead toward a Rotary year that may one day be known as the greatest in our history: the year that sees the world's last case of polio. Wild poliovirus caused only 74 cases of polio in 2015, all of them in Afghanistan and Pakistan. As we continue to work tirelessly toward our goal of eradication, we must also look beyond it:

A message from John Germ, RI President, 2016-17 Nancy Paulson 2016-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

Happy New Year Rotary All Stars!

Thank you to our 2015-16 Rotarians, clubs, leadership teams, and DG Betty Frantum for being a gift to the world. 
It’s been exhilarating getting to know many of you and working with you and your 2016-17 leadership teams to get ready to launch this historic Rotary year.  
The 2016-17 District 5930 Leadership Team is ready, willing
Message from DG Debbie High - July 2016 Debbie High 2016-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
McAllen South Rotary Club is Close to Completing it's First Home J King 2016-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
Boy Scout Troop 232 and Southside Rotary Club Honor Servicemen and Women 2016-06-06 05:00:00Z 0

Edna Rotary is planning a friendraiser at the end of June at Lavaca Bluffs Winery in Jackson County.  More information is available on their Facebook page:  

During the summer months (June to August) Rotary will not meet at the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  Instead, business meetings will be at noon at Jackson County Hospital on June 1, July 13 and Aug 10.  In lieu of other meetings, the Club will be going on field trips and getting out in the community more.  You are always welcome to join us but please check our Facebook page to know where we will be during the summer!

News from Edna Rotary J King 2016-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Corpus Christi Member Justice Greg Perkes Receives Local Service Award and National Education Certificate J King 2016-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Edna Rotary Club members are give "Citizens of the Year" award j king 2016-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
On Saturday May 7th, members of the McAllen South Rotary Club (and members of their families) fulfilled it's District Grant by taking approximately 30 underprivileged children shopping for items we often take for granted. In addition to clothes, shoes and maybe the occasional soccer ball, each child was given a Rotary backpack full of pens, pencils, and other supplies they can use for school or summer creativity. From these pictures, it is hard to tell who had more fun, the kids of the Rotarians!  
McAllen South Rotary Club fulfills it's District Grant 2016-05-11 05:00:00Z 0
Get set to Fly High from new heights and new places.
All while we are Rotary Serving Humanity.
You are cordially invited to the
Change of Command / Installation
for Rotary International District 5930
District Governor Debbie High
Assistant Governors and District Officers
Ceremonial Pinning of Club Presidents
June 25, 2016, 6:30-9:00 pm
USS Lexington
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78402

Registration open Now

Business casual
Guest Speaker
Family Friendly
Photo Booth with extras
Flight Deck visits.
Service Project
Coastal Bend Troop support, Inc
“Sending care packages to our American Heroes”
“Letting them know we care”
Bring these items to send to the troops:
Beef jerky, tuna in the pouch Breakfast bars, energy bars
Nuts, sunflower seeds, corn nuts
Peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers
Gum, regular and sugar free
Drink mixes with electrolytes
Travel size of shave cream, shampoo, toothpaste, wipes, etc.
Magazines, puzzle books, Sudoku books, word find, puzzle books, etc.
Donations Accepted
Dinner Buffet with Pecan Pork Tenderloin and
Gulf Shrimp and extras.
Chicken Nuggets and Mac & Cheese
for our 12 & under Family members.
Cash Bar
Hotels: Because of the date of this event, options are limited. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Downtown Marina. Read their flyer with price, codes and details here. Also check out hotels in Portland.
Installation of 2016-2017 DG & Officers 2016-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

Registration Open

Hotel Information

La Posada - Main event location for Assembly & Conference
1000 Zaragoza St., Laredo, TX 78040 • 800-444-2099
$109 per night • Book a reservation here

Ramada Plaza - Additional Hotel and site for Governor's Banquet
800 Garden St., Laredo, TX 78040 • 956-727-5800
$79 per night • Call for reservations use code LXPS


Assembly - Friday, April 22, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Conference - Friday, April 22 - Sunday, April 24

Agendas are as of March 14, 2016. They are subject to change due to the availability of speakers.

Flyer announcing and promoting the District Assembly and Conference - Printable

District Assembly & Conference for 2016 Nancy Paulson 2016-03-16 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Corpus Christi organizes and hosts the RYLA program for the District 5930 Rotary Clubs. RYLA Camp has multiple levels of leadership training.  First year attendees are “Campers”.  This level is open to high school sophomores and juniors.  The Rotary Clubs from throughout the South Texas area award full scholarships to selected students sponsored from their area high schools. See your school counselor or contact your local Rotary Club for sponsorship possibilities.  These clubs pay the $250 tuition for each camper they sponsor as part of their commitment to the development of youth in their communities.

Campers who demonstrate aptitude for leadership within the RYLA program can be considered to return the next year’s RYLA as “Trailblazers.” During the Trailblazer year, participants continue their leadership and personal development as well as having leadership and facilitation roles during RYLA Camp. This is a new level of leadership development for RYLA started in 2015.  Trailblazers will attend an expanded RYLA Camp, February 4-7, 2016, with a full day and ½ of training. Trailblazers are generally junior and seniors in high school. Currently each Trailblazer is responsible for their tuition of $200 which covers lodging, food, and supplies for the 4-day leadership camp.

Junior and Senior Counselors for RYLA are selected from previous year counselors and those Trailblazers who demonstrate interest and aptitude to be a leader and mentor for campers. A team of one Senior Counselor and one Junior Counselor co-lead each group of 12-15 campers as they progress through their leadership training activities and projects. Counselor tuition for the 4-day RYLA Camp is covered by the RYLA program making this extended leadership training free to the counselors.

Rotary Club members can personally sponsor their children, grandchildren or worthy students to RYLA. The student must meet all requirements being a high school sophomore or junior and showing leadership skills to be further developed; pay $250 per student with complete applications and payment to be received by 12/19/15, or applicable late fees will apply. All forms/applications are on website at or contact Jim Villaume at 361-688-11987.

This year RYLA will be held February 5-7, 2016. Bri 2015-12-02 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5930 Assembly & P.E.T.S. 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0

You are invited you to attend the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award Dinner on Saturday, April 11, 2015. 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 $700,000 in grants has been awarded through the financial support of the dinner.

We are happy to announce Joseph and Blair Fitzsimons are our Conservationists of the Year and Dr. David McKee is the Professional Conservationist of the Year. In addition, Herb Booth was selected as our Living Legacy for promoting conservation through art. Sadly, Herb passed away unexpectedly a few months ago, but we will still honor him and his contributions to conservation.

Individual reservations are $200. For more information, please contact Lysa Chapman at, or visit

Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award Dinner Lysa Chapman 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Debbie High

The Rotary Foundation 2014 Major Donor Video

Why are Rotarians in over 200 countries and geographical areas focusing on the Rotary Foundation this month?
The short answer is: because it’s time to give to the Foundation so the Foundation can give back to us.
But wait! Most people join Rotary to meet people and volunteer in their own communities. Who needs a Foundation to do that?  WE DO, so we can make positive, lasting changes in our communities and the world.
The Rotary Foundation funds international activities such as Rotary International’s partnership with the WHO, UNICEF, the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio. In 1988, polio existed in 125 of 196 (64%) of the countries in the world. Today, there are 3 Endemic countries left and 2.5 Billion children have been immunized against polio.  c from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary clubs worldwide have contributed over $1.2 billion to end polio. That happened because Rotarians gave to the Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation works on the local level as well. Each club may apply for a Foundation grant to support their own humanitarian projects, scholarships and training. We give to the Foundation so that all clubs may benefit.
The Rotary Foundation does not spend money to make money. Donations are invested for three years and then disbursed to programs and grants. A portion of the interest income pays for promoting and managing the Foundation. All – 100% – of the donations made by Rotarians goes to projects, scholarships and training.
Why are we focusing on giving to the Rotary Foundation in November? 
Because now is the time to make a positive difference that will last for years.
See your club president, foundation chair, or our District Foundation Chair, Andy Hagan, to become a part of that difference today.
Rotary Foundation Month 2015 PowerPoint Presentation
November is Rotary Foundation Month Debbie High 2014-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary brings together people like you — from all walks of life — who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities.   At Rotary, we connect for good — and form lifelong friendships in the process.
Together, we work as Rotarians to…
  • Construct Playgrounds
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Honor our Veterans
  • Build Dog Parks
  • Clothe Mothers and Children
  • Fight to End Polio
  • Beautify our Parks
  • Teach Children How to Read
  • Provide Access to Homes
  • Promote Adoption Awareness
  • Give Humanitarian Relief
  • Educate the Next Generation through Leadership Programs
Rotary makes a significant difference in the lives of the people we touch.  And, we all have full time jobs!
With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our global community’s impact has never been greater —and it continues to grow.
Have you thought about joining Rotary? 
Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to give back to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends.
People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world.
We need your help!  Your community needs your help!   Now is the time!  Join Rotary Today!  
We are Rotarians Becky Garcia 2014-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2014

Ready for 2015-2016 ??

Hopefully these tasks and activities have been completed to start the next Rotary year.

  • Presidents, Officers and Directors appointed, elected and installed.
  • Presidents, Officers and Directors entered into the district website, so they can receive the notices and information from the district and RI. This is a function available to the current officers (may also be the 2013-2014 officers if you didn't do this before June 30, 2014) by logging into the district website at If your club has ClubRunner, then entering the information there will allow the names to migrate to the district. If you enter the information at RI through My Rotary, it will NOT migrate down.
If these tasks were not completed prior to June 30, your club may not have access to any of the services provided by ClubRunner, the District and Rotary International. Your President and Secretary will need access at some point during the year. Contact your Assistant District Governor for assistance. Not sure who that is - check out the District Organization Chart.
Ready for 2015-2016 ?? Nancy Paulson 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bridget Markwood
Interact and Rotaract clubs throughout our district will be participating in a variety of Polio Plus events during the week of October 20-26, 2014! 
Polio Awareness Week to Rock South Texas Bridget Markwood 2014-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Dinosaur George Comes to McAllen Roberta "Betty" Ramirez-Lara 2014-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
McAllen Adoption Awareness Picnic Roberta "Betty" Ramirez-Lara 2014-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Southside Rotary Memorial Day 2014 Flag Project Lari Young 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Tournament - Youth Ping-Pong Bob Salmeron 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Zeitler on May 04, 2014

Rotary District 5930
Installation* of District Leaders and
Celebration of Rotary Service


The "keynote address" will be an electronic showcase of the service projects of South Texas Rotary.

"Light Up Rotary"

See your Club's Service Story being shown See what others are doing (Pick up some new service project ideas)

June 28, 2014 -- 6:00 p.m.

Ortiz Center,  402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas

$45.00 (+ cash bar)

Carol Jackson on the Piano playing Art's Jazz Favorites

Business Attire (absolutely no black tie!)

Where can I stay?
We have arranged special rates at two different hotels. Please checkout this Hotel Information flyer.

So we can have some great fun, but also remember WHY we are Rotarians!

Register NOW

Installation of District Leaders and Celebration of Rotary Service Arthur Zeitler 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
District 5930 Conference 2014 -May 1-4 Nancy J Paulson 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Area 5 Four Way Test Competition Results Richard Bell 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ellison Crider on Apr 13, 2014


Breaking News:

District 5930 Conference has been take over by Pirates who will pay a Bounty of Gold (1 Paul Harris Fellowship) to a Rotarian that will save them, but to be eligible for the Treasure you must Fully Register for the District Conference by April 21st. REGISTER NOW, drawing will take place at the District Governor's Reception.

It's coming ... Start planning ... Register Now ...

District Conference 2014

May 1-4, 2014

Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina

Register Now  Early Bird Price ends April 25

Use the links in the District Conference Central area to the left to find out all the details.

More information and access to downloadable files is here.

District 5930 Conference 2014 - May 1-4 Ellison Crider 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Apr 02, 2014

Dear Rotarians:

Just recently, it was time to change our clocks and "move forward." In our Rotary circles, it is also time to look forward to change.

District 5930 was fortunate to have three very capable, very worthy candidates for the position of District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND). Alan Johnson of the Harlingen club, Betty Ramirez-Lara of the McAllen North club, and Debbie High of the Southside Corpus Christi club were all candidates for the DGND position. This person will become the District Governor in the 2016-2017 Rotary year.

After lengthy review, the Nominating Committee selected Debbie High as the DGND for District 5930. Debbie is already well-known to many of you. She is currently serving as Lt. Governor - Membership for the District. Under her excellent oversight, the District has enjoyed a net growth of 3% during the current Rotary year.

She has been an active and engaged Rotarian for over 11 years. Debbie, her husband Joe, and Mother, Gerene Beckley are currently members of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club.  Debbie has served as an Assistant District Governor for Area 5, which includes 6 of the Corpus Christi Clubs, a past President of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club and served on numerous District committees.  Debbie has received the Southside Corpus Christi Rotarian of the Year Award, and is a recipient of the Cliff Dochterman Award by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians. Debbie, Joe, and Gerene, are all multiple Paul Harris Fellows, members of the Paul Harris Society, Benefactors, and Bequest Society Members.

Debbie High is the President of the Palisades Retreat Club, Gunnison, Colorado; a 94-year-old "recreational" fishing club. She is the former Project Manager for the University Research Alliance, West Texas A&M University. Debbie is a graduate of the American University Kogod School of Business, Business Executive Program.

Debbie and Joe have 2 adult sons, a daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren and 2 "four legged" "kids" (AKA dachshunds).

The Manual of Procedure provides for a 30-day window for clubs to contest the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, or the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, PDG JD Simpson, or District Parliamentarian, PDG Billy Settles.

Maxie Houser
Rotary International
District Governor, District 5930, 361-726-3131
PO Box 260434, Corpus Christi, TX 78426

District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) Maxie Houser 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah High on Apr 01, 2014
Sorry, no refunds (due to custom printed materials) for cancelations after Monday, June 2 at 11:00 am.

The Power of Opposite Strengths Seminar®

What:  D5930 & The Power of Opposite Strengths Seminar®

When:  Saturday June 7, 2014

Time:  8:00am (Registration, BREAKFAST, & FELLOWSHIP)
            8:30am – 4:30pm SEMINAR with Lunch Buffet

Place:  Corpus Christi Country Club
            6300 Everhart Road ~ Corpus Christi, TX

Who:  D5930 Rotarians, spouse/partner, prospective members, & Rotarian's business colleagues

Cost:  $85.00 (materials, personality assessment, breakfast, lunch, & snacks)

Limit:  Registration limited to the first 50 paid registrants REGISTER NOW

Deadline to Register:  Thursday, June 5

Dress:  Business Casual

More information and access to downloadable files is here.

The Power of Opposite Strengths Seminar® Deborah High 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Mar 25, 2014

2013-2014 Presidential Citation 

The 2013-2014 Presidential Citation recognizes Rotary clubs for an array of achievements that promote our membership growth, enhance humanitarian service through our Foundation, and strengthen our network through the family of Rotary. By qualifying for the Presidential Citation, clubs contribute to Rotary's strategic goals and multiply the impact of their good work through the collective focus of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.

Clubs are asked to use the following form to assess their accomplishments this year. To  qualify for the Presidential Citation, clubs must complete all three required activities, along with three additional activities in each category. Clubs that complete four additional activities in each category will qualify for the Presidential Citation with Distinction. Unless otherwise specified, all activities must be undertaken and completed between 1 July and 31 March of the 2013-2014 Rotary year. The Presidential Citation is in the download files area of this website.

There is also a Rotaract Presidential Citation 2013-2014 for our Rotaract Clubs. Rules and dates are the same, but the activities required and form are different. The Rotaract Presidential Citation 2013-2014 is in the download files area of this website.

Deadline:  Clubs should complete the form and send it to the district governor, Maxie Houser at no later than March 31st. Forms sent to Rotary International will NOT be processed.

2013-2014 Presidential Citation Maxie Houser 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Zeitler on Mar 21, 2014

Rotary District 5930 Assembly

Improve your Rotary knowledge and be the best Rotary Club you can be!

Training • Information • Fellowship

Saturday, May 17, 2014

TAMUK Student Center, 2nd Floor

Kingsville, Texas 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Only $20 per person (includes snacks, lunch, handouts)

Register NOW and prepay online

Assembly Print Mail Registration

More information and access to downloadable files is here.

District Assembly is Coming Arthur Zeitler 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Terri Whitman on Mar 15, 2014

March 22, 2014 -

Foundation Day of Training and Dinner

with South Texas District 5930

  • District-wide Rotary Foundation Training - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • District 5930 Foundation Dinner - Fellowship 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm

Both events will be held at the Corpus Christi Town Club.

Come for the Training … Come for the Dinner … Come for both …

Register Now for the Training Day.

Read all the information using the links in the Foundation Day Central area.

Please - so we can prepare materials - register for the training portion. You can pay online, by a check with Print & Mail Registration or at the door.

Awards Dinner Registration closed in March 17, 2014. We cannot take walk-ins or pay-at-the-door for the dinner.

More information and access to downloadable files is here.

Foundation Day in Rotary 5930 Terri Whitman 2014-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Feb 17, 2014

Message from the District Governor on Membership

I have received the RI membership reports for Jan. 31, 2014 and this is what it says about our district:

District 5930, in Zone 21, 56 clubs:
End of 2012-2013 on 6-30-2013: 1870 members, an increase of net 11 over the beginning of that year.
On July 1, 2013, 1851 members
On January 31, 2014, 1893 members, an increase of net 42

This is good news, but we are still 14 short of our Strategic Plan's goal of 56 (56 being the equivalent of one more member in each club, and is the equivalent of a 3% increase) by the end of this Rotary year (as compared to July 1, 2013, the beginning date of this Rotary year).

Yet, while the Strategic Plan set a goal for a modest 3% increase, we know that a more ambitious 5% increase is possible. Our District 5930 has the distinction of being second highest leader in membership increase in Zone 21b (7 districts), with a 2.27% net increase (2.44% is first place), but we 5930 South Texas Rotarians are clearly capable of more than doubling that number in the next few months.

Each club reporting a 3% net increase by April 1 will receive recognition at the District Conference May 1-4, 2014. Better, those clubs attaining the 5% net increase will receive awards and all their attending members will be personally introduced. Ignite Premier Pilot Clubs will receive special recognition at the District Conference.

What if the member YOU bring to ENGAGE ROTARY's opportunities were to MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!

Paul Harris said "The greatest of all achievements … are the result of the combined effort of heart and head and hand working in perfect coordination."

Message from the District Governor on Membership Maxie Houser 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jo Anne Settles on Feb 09, 2014

The Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

During March and April many Rotary Clubs hold a

Four-Way Test Speech Competition. 

Read all the details and get the forms here.

Getting Ready for District Conference Jo Anne Settles 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew J. Hagan on Jan 29, 2014

Is Your Club Going to be Honored?

ImageThe following categories will be recognized during the Awards portion of the Foundation Day Dinner - Celebrating A Bountiful Harvest. The awards are for the 2012-2013 Rotary year. You and your club can still make it happen in order to be recognized next year for this year efforts. District 5930 Foundation Committee and the District Governors JD Simpson, 2012-2013 and Maxie Houser, 2013-2014 want to thank all Rotarians and clubs for their efforts in raising funds and making commitments to the Rotary Foundation.

Who Might be Recognized at the Foundation Day Awards Dinner? Andrew J. Hagan 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Get ready! RYLA begins on February 7th. Nancy J Paulson 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Jan 21, 2014

One of our own was on the Rotary International float during the 2014 Rose Parade

Jetta and Ron Burton don matching engineer's caps in the cab of the candy choo choo train (made of flowers by Rotarians) while District 5930's Anita Garrett-Roe and the crowd enjoy the theme song "Candy Man." The float is to emphasize Rotary's hopes and optimism that the eradication of polio is "This Close!" Parade brochures stated float participants were selected in honor of their work and commitment and the eradication of polio worldwide.

One of our own was part the RI float at the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade Maxie Houser 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tiffany Hull on Jan 16, 2014

District Scholarship Announcement

District 5930 annually supports the Global Grant Scholarship program for post-baccalaureate studies in another country. These scholarships, facilitated by the Rotary Foundation Global Grant program, are made to exceptional individuals through a competitive application and interview process.

Deadline for Application submission is March 12, 2014.

We are have changed our interview date to Saturday, March 22, 2014.

More information and access to downloadable files is here.

District Scholarship Announcement Tiffany Hull 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Zeitler on Jan 12, 2014

This just in from Art Zeitler,

DGE for 2014-2015

RI Presidential Theme for 2014-2015 is

"Light Up Rotary"

This theme was selected by Gary C.K. Huang, The Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan, next years Rotary International President for 2014-2015.


This just in from Art Zeitler, DGE for 2014-2015 Arthur Zeitler 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew J. Hagan on Jan 12, 2014

2012-13 Rotary International and

The Rotary Foundation Annual Report

Dear Rotarian,

This past year was one of exciting achievements and forward momentum for Rotary, as highlighted in the 2012-13 Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation Annual Report.

We launched a bold new chapter in our partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that makes your contributions to the vital polio eradication end game work three times as hard.

2012-13 Rotary International & The Rotary Foundation Annual Report Andrew J. Hagan 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Jan 09, 2014

Rotary 5930 - Membership Mid Year Report

Great news!  The mid-year membership report has been compiled by Rotary International and District 5930 is one of only two districts in Zone 21b to achieve a net gain in membership during the first half of this Rotary year.

Rotary 5930 - Membership Mid Year Report Maxie Houser 2014-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Betty Ramirez-Lara on Jan 06, 2014

RYLA Bus Schedule from RGV

The schedule for RYLA is as follows:

On Friday, February 7, 2014: 

The Rotary chartered VTC bus for RYLA will pick up students at:

  • 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 El Centro Mall, Pharr behind Burger King restaurant

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

On Sunday, February 9, 2014:

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

  • 5:00 pm El Centro Mall, Pharr behind 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
RYLA Bus Schedule from RGV Betty Ramirez-Lara 2014-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Zeitler on Jan 05, 2014

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

What is that Polio Picture? Today's picture is of the child who may well be India's last Polio victim for all time - thanks to your efforts. Young Rukhsar of Howrak, West Bengal, India contracted Polio on 1/13/11. History is being made as we approach the Third Anniversary of zero Polio cases in India - considered to be the Eradication Date. So, India is safe, right? No, not as long as the Wild Polio Virus survives anywhere in the World. But, if India can stop Polio, can the Final Three (Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria) be far behind?

Afghanistan ! - No indigenous cases of Polio have occurred in 2013. All 11 cases are linked to cross-border transmission with Pakistan.

Best Wishes for a Healthy and Worldwide Polio-Free New Year

Read the attachment that came with this report.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication! Arthur Zeitler 2014-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Jan 02, 2014

Nominations Open for District Governor

in 2016-2017

Dear Rotarian:

The time is approaching when Rotary District 5930 will select a District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND), who will serve as District Governor in the 2016-2017 Rotary year. I urge every Rotarian with the qualifications and passion to serve to make application.

The governor is the officer of RI in the district, functioning under the general supervision of the RI Board. The governor leads and supports the clubs in the district by inspiring and motivating them and by ensuring continuity within the district. (RIB 15.090)

Nominations Open for District Governor in 2016-2017 Maxie Houser 2014-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Dec 30, 2013

Message from the District Governor

As the year ends, I want to extend my sincere thanks for the blessing you provide to your club, your community, and to me.  This is the 25th year I have been associated with Rotary, and it has been people like you who make that association tremendous. I am honored to share with you in efforts to serve others around the globe.

As I reflect on the year concluding, I am mindful of the sorrows we have shared-- whether it be the losses of dear Rotarian friends or the disasters borne by our neighbors in Oklahoma and across the globe in the Philippines. Resilient through even these dark times, though, has been the abiding good displayed by my fellow Rotarians--by loving, caring individuals just like you, who either rose to the challenge to send aid to those in need, provided shoes for a needy child here in South Texas, implemented a district grant to alleviate human suffering regardless of its location, or gave of yourselves in other ways in service to others.

I hope your New Year is safe, peaceful, and enjoyable. I look forward to continuing our work in 2014.

Engage Rotary
Change Lives

Maxie Houser
DG 5930

Message from the District Governor Maxie Houser 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Dec 30, 2013

January – Rotary Awareness Month

ImageThis is the month for us to consider how our Rotary values – and our own actions – influence public perceptions of Rotary. Rotary’s strategic plan outlines five core values that define and guide us as we chart a course into our second century of service.

Service is our first value, as it should be. The focus of service is reflected in our primary motto, Service Above Self. We have the potential to create better, safer, and healthier communities, one project at a time.

Fellowship is the reason Rotary was founded over 100 years ago. The friendship, the camaraderie, and the wonderful sense of doing something good together is what keeps us all looking forward to our Rotary meetings week after week.

Diversity is an aspect of Rotary that becomes more important with every passing year.

Integrity is fundamental to the organization’s identity. Every Rotarian is a guardian of the reputation that generations of Rotarians have worked to build. When we maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our dealings, we strengthen the trust that allows us to serve more effectively.

ImageLeadership, the fifth, and final, core vale. Each of us must remember, with our every action, that we are Rotarians. When we are chosen to become Rotarians, and when we choose to accept that honor, we take it upon ourselves to become representatives of the entire organization.

When we are known as Rotarians, then everything we do reflects upon us all. By living by our core values and committing to Service Above Self, we build a stronger Rotary and a better world for all.

January is Rotary Awareness Month Nancy J Paulson 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Villaume on Dec 11, 2013

RYLA 2014 application forms are due now!

The deadline has been extended to December 16th. 


The leadership program for HS sophomores and juniors has been restructured and will prove to be outstanding. Other Rotary Clubs have submitted registration packets for alternate students they could not finance. If your Rotary Club would like to underwrite the registration fee for one of these Alternate students and in effect co-sponsor these students, please contact Registrar, Christine Wisian at 361-882-8858.  Furthermore, Rotarians can personally sponsor their child, grandchild or other student to the RYLA camp if the student is a high school sophomore or junior and meets the criteria for selection. The fee would be $250. All forms and selection criteria are found at our Club website under Youth Services, RYLA tab.  Applications are due by December 16th   and should be sent to the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi directly at this late date.  RYLA will be held at Camp Zephyr at Lake Corpus Christi on February 7- 9, 2014.

RYLA 2014 Deadline Approaches Jim Villaume 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew J. Hagan on Dec 05, 2013

Relief aid pours into typhoon-struck communities

One of the strongest storms in history, Typhoon Haiyan brought overwhelming destruction to coastal towns, killing more than 5,200 people, displacing 4.4 million, and causing billions of dollars in damage. Soon after the storm, Rotary clubs worldwide began rushing relief aid and funds into devastated communities.

Update from RI on relief efforts in the Philippines Andrew J. Hagan 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Nov 27, 2013

     I heard of a recent study which polled Americans to determine the thing for which they were most thankful as our nation heads into the Thanksgiving holiday. Not surprisingly, “the health of themselves and family members” topped the list of noted blessings.

     Especially since news of the recent super typhoon in the Philippines has occupied our minds, it is understandable we would relish the health and safety we possess here in America. I am so glad Rotary International has partnered with ShelterBox to assist the families affected by the typhoon. If you and your family have not had an opportunity to participate in that endeavor, why not take a moment and check the District website for information on contributing?

     While I am most certainly appreciative of our common health and safety, there are additional items for which I am immensely grateful. Among those items would be my association with Rotary and the ideals which it espouses. I am honored to share with each of you in the work of  “Service Above Self.” The District is replete with so many Rotarians who exemplify this mantra.

     I think of the Taft club, the McAllen clubs, and other clubs which focus on a project of providing shoes for the needy children in their area. I think of the Port Isabel club whose grant project will provide needed latrines and water-related projects in Honduras. I’m reminded of the joint project of the clubs in Laredo, addressing the Mexico Literacy Project.

     At this particular time, I know the community of Corpus Christi has been blessed by the Corpus Christi club’s efforts in donating to the Thanksgiving Food Bank boxes program.  Especially since Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of a “bountiful harvest,” it seems fitting that we also celebrate the garnering of a half million dollars for the Endowment Fund of The Rotary Foundation through the Million Dollar Dinner event. PDG J.D. Simpson has dubbed it a “Maxie-Million Year,” anticipating our reaching the million dollar mark during what he termed “Maxie’s year.”  I know you join with me in anticipation of reaching that goal.

     I could go on and on with the many good things that come – both here and abroad -- as a result of each and every one of you being committed to serving others. I know none of you are expecting a pat on the back, but please accept it from me anyway.

     I treasure my association with each of you; it is one of the blessings in my life for which I am most thankful. I eagerly anticipate many more years of working with you.

     It is my heartfelt wish that you enjoy your holidays. May they be safe and happy!

Maxie Houser
District 5930

Holiday Wishes from Your District Governor, Maxie Houser Maxie Houser 2013-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Nov 24, 2013

Message from the District Governor

Dear District 5930 Rotarians:

As South Texans brace for a weekend of cold weather and our upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, most of us are preparing to snuggle in our warm homes with abundant food choices, loved ones, and football games. Around the globe, however, in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan, many in the Philippines are still facing the reality that their home is no more; family members are missing and/or dead; and the future is uncertain.

Rotary International is encouraging the 34,000 clubs worldwide to assist storm victims by making donations to our Rotary partner, ShelterBox. Already ShelterBox has been on the ground and been instrumental in assisting more than 4,000 families affected by the Super Typhoon. Rotarians from Pennsylvania (District 6400) and Michigan (District 7450) have been among those serving on the ShelterBox Response Team.

Please share this information with your families and friends and encourage them to make a contribution to the Philippine efforts. Donations may be made directly to ShelterBox via or by calling 941-907-6036.  So that we can document the impact that South Texas Rotarians are making in this effort, please drop an email to, detailing the assistance you are providing, so we can compile a report for the District.

As more information becomes available, we will provide details on the multitude of ways, in addition to ShelterBox, wherein you may provide financial assistance.

Thank you for individually and collectively joining with us and our fellow Rotarians around the world to reduce the burdens of those survivors in the Philippines.

Yours in Rotary service, Maxie Houser

District Governor, 2013-2014

Emergency Response for the Philippines Maxie Houser 2013-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
A message from Rotary International Andrew J. Hagan 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maureen Mayfield on Oct 09, 2013

Why I am so proud to be counted among the people who wear the Rotary Emblem. Please take the 7 minutes to watch this video, especially if you want to know more about what the Paul Harris Foundation does.

Maureen K Mayfield, President

Rotary Club of Northwest Corpus Christi

A Reason Why Maureen Mayfield 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Annabelle Ramirez on Sep 20, 2013

Interested in traveling abroad during the 2014 summer break while making a difference? Then think globally, and apply for the new Rotary District 5930 International Scholarship to Costa Rica!!

Rotary District 5930

International Scholarship

to Costa Rica


Application Deadline: November 25, 2013.

Date of Team Participation: June 2014.

Program Description: Fourteen (14) day participation as a volunteer member of a Global Health Team administered by International Service Learning ("ISL") in Costa Rica (see additional information below).

What ISL Volunteers Do: "ISL teams identify the needs of a community by performing public healthImage surveys and referring those in need to an ISL field clinic. At the clinic, volunteers participate, under the direct supervision of local, licensed health professionals, with patient interviews, taking vital signs, performing basic triage, and filling prescriptions. Volunteers also have the opportunity to closely observe the examination, diagnosis, and treatment process. Teams are led by professional staff and accompanied by bilingual assistants." Please note that level of participation is as involved as each team member is comfortable with.

Rotary District 5930 International Scholarship to Costa Rica Annabelle Ramirez 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Simpson on Sep 16, 2013


District 5930

Million Dollar Dinner


The District 5930 Million Dollar Dinner is being hosted by Maxie Houser and Noel A. Bajat, TRF Trustee, and is being held to thank the following supporters of The Rotary Foundation:

- Individuals who make a new Major Gift of at least $10,000 – can be an outright gift or a 3-year pledge
- Individuals who make a new Bequest Society commitment of at least $10,000

To attend the Million Dollar Dinner, please complete the Pledge Card below and email/postal mail to PDG JD Simpson. There is also an online pledge card.

If you have any questions, please refer to the attached FAQ document or contact PDG JD Simpson (, 361-550-2907)

» Million Dollar Dinner-Pledge - Print and Mail
» Frequently Asked Questions
» Codicil to Your Will for Bequests
» Map and Details about the evening
» Online Pledge Form


Hotel information:

Palace Inn East
7364 Padre Island Highway (Highway 48)
Under Rotary Event, Ellison Crider
Rate is $53 + tax.
District 5930 Million Dollar Reception and Dinner James Simpson 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah High on Aug 08, 2013

August is Membership and Extension Month (and so is September through July)

by Debbie High, LT Governor - Membership 


Date:  October 5, 2013
Time:  8:00am (registration opens) - 1:30pm
Place: River Hills Baptist Church (16318 FM 624 / Robstown, TX) 
Cost:   $20 (includes continental breakfast, beverage service, and lunch) 
Registration Cost after September 23rd (and at door) is $30

Who Should Attend:  All Rotarians

 C l i c k   H e r e   t o  R e g i s t e r   N o w

Print and Mail Registration form

Printable Flyer

Keynote Speaker, David Norris, Zone 21b-27 Coordinator - Membership,
 "Rotary and Values Driven Leadership"

ImageBreakout Sessions on:
Club Extension Expands (staring a new club, e-clubs, satellite clubs)
Youth Matters (EarlyActFirstKnight, EarlyAct, Interact, and Rotaract)
Rotary Awareness (Public Relations)
Facebook and other Social Media 
15 Tips for Success (including information on RI Fellowships)
Ignite (Q&A & Sharing for the 14 Pilot Clubs)

Other Opportunities include: 
~ Club Central "Connects"  Nancy Paulson will have a station set in the main room to help Rotarians and Clubs needing assistance with Member Access
~ Panel Session for Q&A with David Norris, Membership Committees Take Action, Rotary Awareness, Next Generation Rotarians, Family of Rotary

We promise this is one Membership Seminar that will

"Catch you on Fire"  and Ignite your membership. 

August is Membership and Extension Month (and so is September through July) Deborah High 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Becky Garcia on Aug 08, 2013

ImageBe a Rotary Champion and

Share your Rotary Story

Submitted by:  Debbie High, LT Governor - Membership
Photo Credits:  Becky Garcia, Area 13 Laredo Membership Consultant, (Rotary Club of Laredo Next Generations)

Show YOUR passion of Rotary by sending the District 5930 Membership Committee your photo with a caption stating:  "I joined Rotary because..."  You may also want to state, "I stayed in Rotary because..."

Due Date:  Monday September 9, 2013

How: It's as easy as writing on a poster board (or white board) and having someone take your picture. (see example)  You may also use a photo editing software program and use your favorite Rotary related photo and add the caption to the photo. (see boating example).

Email your captioned photo to Becky Garcia, District 5930 Membership Committee:

ImageWhy: The photos will be used by your District Membership Team to show and share your Passion of Rotary.  The photos will first be used as a rolling screen saver between our main hall sessions at The Rotary Games, Catching on Fire, District 5930 Membership Seminar October 5th. 

Thank you for showing "YOUR" passion towards Rotary and emailing your captioned photo ASAP to: 

Becky Garcia, District 5930 Membership Committee

Be a Rotary Champion and Share your Rotary Story Becky Garcia 2013-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lari Young on Jul 30, 2013

ImageDistrict 5930's first

Rotary Foundation

Global Grant Recipient –

Megan Grime

Megan Grime is the first recipient of a Rotary Foundation Global Grant for District 5930, generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi and District 5930 with application assistance from PDG Marilyn Spencer and District Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair Tiffany Hull.

The Rotary Foundation Global Grant of $30,000 will fund Ms. Grime's 2013-2014 year abroad to attend graduate school at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England and earn a Master of Science degree in Behavioral Economics. She will be hosted by District 1070, located in the East Midlands of England. Part of Ms. Grime's tenure will include conducting a unique investigation into the employment disparities in Coventry. Due to recent, sweeping austerity measures, the town of Coventry went from a mainly public-funded economy to private-funded. These unexpected and quickly implemented funding cuts dramatically increased the rate of unemployment. Initial measures show some populations suffering higher unemployment rates than others, in particular young, degreed college graduates. A variety of employment-initiative plans were created in an effort to match the local job seekers with local businesses. However, the different employment-initiatives have, to date, shown a wide variety of successes and failures in their efforts. Ms. Grime proposes to discover the key employment-initiatives' efforts where success and failure rates are most concentrated in order to improve future sustainable employment. Findings from this research have the potential to improve employment placements in other cities, as well as for other habitually under-employed populations: disabled and elderly, for example. Ms. Grime will leave mid-September to begin her studies abroad.

Megan was born in Corpus Christi and grew up between Texas and Northern Mexico.  Ms. Grime a dual B.A. from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Psychology (Cognition) and Philosophy (Logics) and is currently a research graduate student in the Psychology department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Contact info:

Global Grant Scholar:
Megan Grime
Sponsor Club Mentor: 
Marilyn Spencer 
District Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair: 
Tiffany Hull
District 5930's first Rotary Foundation Global Grant Recipient – Megan Grime Lari Young 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah High on Jul 30, 2013


Thank you to the 14 Rotary Clubs that signed up at District Assembly to "pilot" Ignite, an exciting comprehensive membership recruitment, retention, and extension program. 

Area 1   Victoria Northside
Area 4   Portland
Area 5   RC of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi Evening, Corpus Christi Sunrise, Corpus Christi West and Southside Corpus Christi
Area 7   Kingsville 
Area 9   Brownsville and Brownsville Sunrise
Area 10 Edinburg
Area 13 Laredo, Laredo Daybreak and Laredo Next Generation

 Ignite will be introduced to all District 5930 President Elects at their Lone Star Presidents-Elect Training Seminar March 6-9, 2014.

Congratulations to the Laredo Next Generation Rotary Club for already turning in their first monthly score sheet which was not due until 1 Oct.  Their first monthly score sheet says "Congratulations!!" as within 2 weeks of implementing some of the Ignite guidelines they achieved success.  Way to go on Setting Goals and Setting Records this Rotary Year. 

Ignite Pilot Clubs - your first monthly Score Sheets are due to Debbie High @  by 1 Oct. 


How many Rotarians do we have in our district?  As of 24 July we had 1,869 members in our District. Our goal is to be at 2,031 members by 1 July 2014.  With more Rotarians we will be able to expand our service with purpose and Engage Rotary, Change Lives. 

Let your District Membership Team know how we may be of assistance to your clubs.

Victoria Hub:   AG Kent Grier, Asst. Membership Coordinator for Areas 1 & 2
Corpus Hub:    Leo Barrera, Jr., Asst. Membership Coordinator for Areas 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
Brownsville Hub:    Luis Cavazos, Asst. Membership Coordinator for Areas 8 & 9
McAllen Hub:  AG Ricardo Torres, Asst. Membership Coordinator for Areas 10, 11, & 12
Laredo Hub:    Becky Garcia, Asst. Membership Coordinator for Area 13

We WILL be able to accomplish our membership goal together as we Set Goals and Set Records!  

by Debbie High, LT Governor - Membership 
Ignite Deborah High 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah High on Jul 30, 2013

August is Membership and Extension Month 


Congratulations and thank you to the 14 Clubs that signed up at District Assembly to "pilot" Ignite, an exciting comprehensive membership recruitment, retention, and extension program.

On July 24th we were at 1,869 members in our District. Our goal is to be at 2,031 members by 1 July 2014. We WILL be able to accomplish this goal together as we Set Goals and Set Records!

The Paul Harris One and Done Rotary Club Membership Growth Plan.
This plan is ~ easy, ~ fun, ~ attainable, ~ measurable, ~ controllable.
Clubs simply create Membership Teams consisting of 4 Rotarians each, exactly the way Paul Harris built Rotary beginning in 1905.
Each Team Member is responsible for communicating with each other to develop and sponsor one new Rotarian per Team.
Once their Team has inducted a new Rotarian, they are done, but hopefully they will remain excited about brining in new members and re-engaging and retaining current members. 
Post on our District 5930 FB page when your club has inducted a new Rotarian in your club or e-mail photo and brief write-up to 

by Debbie High, LT Governor - Membership

August is Membership and Extension Month Deborah High 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Maxie Houser on Jul 30, 2013

Message from the District Governor

Dear District 5930 Rotarians:

ImageAs we ENGAGE ROTARY in this new Rotary year, we are out to SET GOALS, SET RECORDS.  Let's set some BOLD GOALS for membership growth and engagement.  August is Membership and Extension Month in Rotary circles. What a wonderful topic to focus on early in our Rotary year!  Many of our district's 56 clubs have submitted their goals on the new online ROTARY CLUB CENTRAL.   I believe they are entirely attainable.  Is your club's and your information entered?  Research shows that clubs that set goals achieve more than those who do not.  Let's SET GOALS and SET RECORDS in 2013-2014. (Regarding Rotary Club Central, new changes will be forthcoming for the Rotary International website by mid-August. Watch the district website and communication from the Webmaster with directions for new login and access practices.)

I would enjoy highlighting your club's membership and engagement stories in future issues of the District Newsletter.  The service activities of the Rotary Club of Kingsville Sunrise, for example, have seen their membership grow from 9 to 21 members, from January to July, 2013, in a town of 26,000. Their spirit is contagious!

If you have not yet had an opportunity to meet Debbie High, District 5930 Lt. Gov. focusing on Membership, please take the time to do so. Her email address is, and her phone number is 301-524-7091. You will be hard pressed to find someone who is more motivated and encouraging when it comes to the subject of Rotary membership! In connection with that, please mark your calendar for Saturday, OCTOBER 5, 2013, when a MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR will be held in the Calallen area. More details will be forthcoming, but suffice it to say it will be a day of enriching information.

I have a math brain-teaser for you. Just for fun, humor me, and work out this problem. Take one penny on January 1st. Double that penny, and the resulting amount, every day for a month. Note the amount you would have on January 31st. Apply that principle to Rotary membership. While I realize it would not be realistic to think every Rotarian could produce a new member each day for a month, it is staggering to think of the increase – and the good that could ultimately be done – if every member brought in just one more member over the upcoming year. Let's press to that goal – together we'll ENGAGE ROTARY; CHANGE LIVES.

(The math answer is $10,737,418.24. Staggering what can be accomplished, exponentially, if you start by simply doubling "one," isn't it?)

RI President Ron Burton has said "we all want to make a difference.  We all want to be doing something meaningful."  How true of Rotarians!  Hence, our District theme, SERVICE WITH PURPOSE.  When we grow Rotary, we get more involved and engaged in doing good, and "Rotary gives our lives more meaning, more purpose, and greater satisfaction."

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA on how we can best achieve our new Rotary International goal to ENGAGE ROTARY, CHANGE LIVES?  Please send me your suggestions at

Message from the District Governor Maxie Houser 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew Hagan on Jul 21, 2013

wh-4p-olDistricts 5840 & 5930

Club Foundation Chair

Annual Giving Webinar:

Promote the Foundation

Like a Pro

For those who couldn't attend the live webinar - Club Foundation Chair Annual Giving Webinar - listed below is the link to view the webinar and some additional Resources and Links
We hope you will gain a greater knowledge of The Rotary Foundation's Annual Giving Program, and will feel better equipped to promote it in your clubs and districts.

Feel free to share the link below where you'll be able to access a recording of the webinar:

We are providing a list of resources for you to use in the promotion of The Rotary Foundation and its Annual Giving initiatives, as well as contact information for your District leaders and Foundation support.

Click the More...  link below to view the full list of resources, links and contacts.

Districts 5840 & 5930 Club Foundation Chair Annual Giving Webinar: Promote the Foundation Like a Pro Andrew Hagan 2013-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Dawson on Jul 17, 2013

What is World Toilet Day ?

World Toilet Day is observed annually on 19 November. This international day of action aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge.

Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you imagine not having privacy when you need to relieve yourself? Although unthinkable for those living in wealthy parts of the world, this is a harsh reality for many - in fact, one in three people on this globe, does not have access to a toilet! Have you ever thought about the true meaning of dignity?

World Toilet Day was created to pose exactly these kind of questions and to raise global awareness of the daily struggle for proper sanitation that a staggering 2.5 billion people face. World Toilet Day brings together different groups, such as media, the private sector, development organizations and civil society in a global movement to advocate for safe toilets. Since its inception in 2001, World Toilet Day has become an important platform to demand action from governments and to reach out to wider audiences by showing that toilets can be fun and sexy as well as vital to life.

Get involved in the World Toilet Day Campaign

Read a brochure


World Toilet Day George Dawson 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Jun 30, 2013

Dear District 5930 Rotarian Partner:


ImageToday begins a new Rotary Year and I wanted to take a moment to send my good wishes your way.


Across the globe, individuals are stepping into new roles in Rotary that they will fulfill for the next year. Nearly every one of the fifty-six clubs in District 5930 will see a change in their leadership positions. Some of you will repeat in your positions, and I want you to know how grateful I am to you for donating another year of service.


I hope to be able to meet each of you in the near future as I make visits to each club. New President of Rotary International, Ron Burton, has said this “is an incredibly exciting time to be a Rotarian.” I concur with his assessment. The international theme for the 2013-2014 Rotary year, coined by Ron, is “Engage Rotary. Change Lives.”


I believe there is little limit to the good that can be accomplished here in District 5930 over the next year. I know, possessed by each one of you, there is a spirit of giving and kindness as broad and wide as Texas itself. The theme I have chosen for this upcoming year is “Service with Purpose.” Please join with me as we endeavor to purposefully brighten the lives of others.


My contact information is as follows: 

Mailing address:  PO Box 260434, Corpus Christi, Texas 78426


Phone:  361-387-4500 (work);  361-726-3131 (Cell)


Please let me know if I may ever be of assistance to you. 


Engage Rotary

Change Lives


Maxie Houser

District Governor 5930

"Service With Purpose" 

Welcome Message from the District Governor Nancy J Paulson 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Jun 03, 2013

Great Trip and Experiences in Chicago and RI Headquarters


While touring RI Headquarters today, District 5930 Rotarians met with RI President Tanaka. From the left back row: PDG Gilbert Serna, PDG Don Ratliff, DG JD Simpson, DGND Betty Frantum, ADG Kent Grier. From the left front row: RI President Sakuji Tanaka, ADG Debbie High.

A group of 5930 Rotarians and some spouses left a few days ago to head to Chicago for a special presentation for Anne Smedinghoff. 

Read about their experiences on our Facebook page -

Read a story of why they went to Chicago from the Oak Park, IL online newspaper.

Texas Rotarians head to Oak Park to honor Smedinghoff

by Jack Casey, Contributing Reporter


Rotarians from Texas are heading to Oak Park next week to honor and offer memories of Anne Smedinghoff, yet another indicator of the powerful impact the young River Forest native had as a Foreign Service officer in Afghanistan before her death there on April 6.

Smedinghoff had been working with a Rotary Club in Texas on a project the group was sponsoring. She had broached the possibility with the Texans of starting a Rotary Club in Kabul. Those connections will lead 18 Rotarians from Texas to Oak Park on Wednesday where a joint meeting with the Oak Park-River Forest Rotary Club will honor her.

Click here to read the whole story.

Great Trip and Experiences in Chicago and RI Headquarters Nancy J Paulson 2013-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on May 28, 2013

Rotary District 5930

Maxie Houser, District Governor

Lt Governor, ADG and District Staff

Installation Dinner.

Place: Corpus Christi Town Club, 800 N. Shoreline Blvd., 6th Floor, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 (click for map, park on the 3rd floor)

5930-logo-11-12Date: June 29th, 2013 Image

Time: 5:30 pm Social Hour

         6:30 pm Dinner/Program

         8:00 pm Installation Party

Dress: Black Tie/Evening Dress (optional)

Cost: $50.00 per person

Bar: Cash

Childcare: Provided on site for children ages 2 years and up. $10.00 per child or $20.00 per family.

Menu: Traditional Caesar Salad, Stuffed pork-loin with fruit compote stuffing drizzled with port wine cranberry sauce, Celebratory Cake

Register Now Online

Print and Mail Registration

2013-2014 Installation Dinner Nancy J Paulson 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on May 27, 2013

Back in 1905, Paul Harris started a group to give four businessmen in Chicago an opportunity to refer business to each other. That group was called “Rotary!” Rotary is built on vocations, from the principles of the Object of Rotary to the classification system we use to make sure all vocations are represented in our Clubs. We encourage our members to give Classification talks so the Club knows what professions and businesses are represented.

To support those ideals,
your district is happy
to provide a District 5930 Yellow Pages.

Click the More ... below and see it you qualify for a free 90 day listing. You can also go directly there by using the menu item at the top of the page or go here -

A New Service from Your District Nancy J Paulson 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on May 22, 2013

Disaster Relief Efforts for Oklahoma

Fellow Rotarians & Concerned Citizens -  On behalf of Districts 5750 & 5770 we want to welcome donations on behalf of Disaster relief specifically designated for the May 20, 2013 victims and their families!  We all have family and loved ones (including myself) that have lost homes, auto's, personal belongings and friends to this F 5 tornado. Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said today that there were between 12,000 and 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged not including all the businesses and schools destroyed as well! Any funds received by our Rotary Bi-District 501c3 Foundation will be used exclusively for the benefit of those damaged by this terrible event.

One can either mail a donation to- 
Oklahoma Rotary
Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
P.O. Box 13800
Oklahoma City‎ OK‎ 73113-3800

Or make an online donation using your VISA, MasterCard or Discover go to -  DONATE NOW

Please be aware that this is tax deductible donation and all donations will be acknowledged. Thank you in advance for all that your donations may accomplish.  Any questions please feel free to call or write me anytime!

In service - I am Sincerely,    Will

Will Beckman, Governor 2012-2013, Rotary International District 5750, P. O. Box 13800, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73113-3800 ~ or ~
3633 Valley Creek Road, Edmond, OK 73034, Ofc.- 1-800-699-5905, Res.-1-405-359-9299, Cell - 1-405-642-9671

News Update - Disaster Relief Nancy J Paulson 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on May 21, 2013

It has been suggested that a good way to assist the folks in Oklahoma is with a ShelterBox.

Shelter, Warmth and Dignity for Disaster Survivors Worldwide

ShelterBox en route

to tornado-hit Oklahoma

May 21, 2013
DearShelterBox Supporter,

As you know, a devastating two-mile wide tornado has torn through Oklahoma City suburbs with winds of up to 200 mph, destroying neighborhoods and schools.

The city of Moore is the worst hit.
According to recent reports, 24 people have lost their lives, including nine children due to the collapse of multiple schools. Reports show debris everywhere, houses destroyed, upturned vehicles, street signs gone and power shortages.

As the search and rescue phase continues, a ShelterBox Response Team is en route to Oklahoma to begin our assessment and determine how we can best assist vulnerable families. In the following days, the team will be focusing on the most impacted areas to identify unmet shelter and non-food needs.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this catastrophe.
For the latest updates, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

ShelterBox is also currently responding to other disasters worldwide, including the Syrian refugee crisis, flooding in Uganda, and earthquake in Pakistan.

Donations to support our relief efforts can be made online or by calling 941-907-6036.

Thank you for your continued support and making our response possible.


Emily S. Sperling
President, ShelterBox USA

A way to be of Service to our fellow Rotarians in Need Nancy Paulson 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on May 19, 2013


I just talked to District Governor Phil Moss, in D5770.  Phil lives in Norman, OK and Norman suffered little or no damage. Ron Burton is not in Oklahoma.

The town of Moore is in D5770 and there is a Rotary club in Moore and the Club President is the City police Chief so Phill has not attempted to contact him for obvious reasons. Once they have a few days to do a needs assessment, he will let us know.  More news will be distributed as we receive it.  Thanks. 

This  notice is being sent jointly by DG JD and DGE Maxi.

J D Simpson, DG 2012-2013

Rotary International District 5930


Tornados in Oklahoma and RI President Elect Ron Burton Nancy J Paulson 2013-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on May 14, 2013

ImageSet Goals. Set Records.

District 5930 Assembly

Saturday, May 18, 2013

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
River Hills Baptist Church
16318 FM RD 624, Robstown/Calallen
$20.00 per person for lunch

Click here for Registration


In many of the sessions, you may be asked to login to the District website and RI Member Access. It will be helpful for all attendees to have previously retrieved their username and password. Directions are here, in Assembly Central and on the public area District website in the Download Files.

Bring laptops or iPad/tablets and receive - free - a 3 months listing on District website yellow pages.

All documents and Links in the Assembly Central Sidebar area


Need more details - click More ... on the next line

District 5930 Assembly Nancy Paulson 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Through Service District 5930 Conference 2012-2013 Nancy Paulson 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Apr 18, 2013
The following information was shared by Jerry Channell of the Rockport Rotary Club and a former resident of Massachusetts and a true blue Yankee. 

ImageThe Rotary Club of Boston #7 is assessing the community’s needs in response to the 4/15/2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Donations are welcome. Thank you for trusting us to shepherd the funds. We will put them to very good use.

Contributions are being accepted by our Boston Rotary Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3), and should be designated for the Marathon.

Checks made out to Boston Rotary Charities Fund should be mailed to the Rotary Club of Boston, 64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

Online contributions use the PayPal button on their website at

Another way to be of Service to our fellow Rotarians Nancy Paulson 2013-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Apr 18, 2013

Rotary International District 5930 Image
Announces Aid for the city of West, Texas,
site of fertilizer plant explosion, April 17th.

West, Texas - April 18, 2013

With the massive destruction of key sections of the city of West, Texas, our neighbors just south of Waxahachie and Hillsboro, we have been provided information from our Rotarian neighbors in D5930 on how we can best help.

Rotary District 5870 has established a Rotary Action Group to assist with the rebuilding of the infrastructure destroyed by the explosion. Currently water and gas lines within the city have been shut down and the West Fire Department equipment has been destroyed according to District Governor Rick Price.

Read More ...  to find out Who to Contact and Donations

More info can also be found on the website for District 5870 -
District 5930 - Provides Help for West, Texas and Districts 5810 and 5870 Nancy Paulson 2013-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Apr 04, 2013
Do you have exciting club news, photos or fundraising projects you’d like to share?

Send in all of your information to share with the District on the website and in our
monthly newsletter/e-bulletin. Submission deadline is the 24th of each month.

Send all information to :
Nancy Paulson, Webmaster and Newsletter Editor
CowboyUp Websites • 361-463-8895
Newsletter - E-Bulletin Articles Nancy J Paulson 2013-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Webinar on Packaged Grants Nancy Paulson 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Cowboy Dinner Cruise in Lisbon Nancy Paulson 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
GSE Team (Inbound) from RI District 3211 to RI District 5930 - Bio of Team Members Nancy Paulson 2013-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 31, 2013
Interviews of the applicant for District Governor 2015-2016 will be held on February 2, 2013 at the Country Club in Alice. The Executive Committee has received one applicant - Betty Frantum, Rotary Club of Corpus Christi Southside, Assistant District Governor Area 4, Polio Plus Chair. Additional questions can be sent to Governor Simpson at or PDG Lauro Solis at
District Governor 2015-2016 Nancy Paulson 2013-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 21, 2013

Rotarian Jim Deuser from McAllen is on a fast track with Rotary’s Group Study Exchange, a flagship program of our District here in the Rio Grande Valley and of the Rotary Foundation. The Group Study Exchange (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity for young business and professional men and women between the ages of 23 and 43; in the early years of their professional lives.

We will be posting stories of their travel and experiences as we get them in this space. One of the team members is  Jennifer Pryess, a reporter for the Victoria Advocate in Victoria, Texas. She is chronicling the team's exchange opportunities on this blog - Here is one of her videos from her blog.

Read the first installment by click the More link below.

Follow our GSE Team as they visit Kerala, India Nancy Paulson 2013-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 12, 2013

March 23, 2013 -

Foundation Day of Training and Dinner

with South Texas District 5930

  • Districtwide Rotary Foundation Training - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • District 5930 Foundation Dinner - Fellowship 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:15 pm

Both events will be held at the Corpus Christi Town Club.

Printable flyer with Dinner information.  Printable Flyer with Training Seminar Information.

We have a hotel room block at the Omni, which is right across the street from the Town Club, for that night. The rate is $149 for the night. Please call 1-800-THE-OMNI and ask for the Rotary District #5930 room block.

All District Wide Rotary Foundation Training: New Grants Management Training

Participation (2013-14 Club President plus at least  1 additional club member) is required to obtain District 5930 Rotary club certification and enabled qualifying clubs  to submit their 2013-14 District and/or Global grants proposals for further consideration.

Just ImagineImage

A World Free From
Communicable Diseases and
Improved Living Conditions Here & Abroad

Resulting From Your Rotary Club's Leadership and Contribution To Serve Mankind World Wide!

It Is Now Time To Make This Dream A True Reality Utilizing The Human and Capital Resources Available To You…
We Invite You to Attend Our District Wide Rotary Foundation New Grants Management Training to Include:

  1. A Presentation of The Rotary Foundation New Grants Model
  2. Benefits of Global, District, and Package Grants
  3. Complete the Required Training for Your Club Certification and Club Memo of Understanding 
  4. Familiarization with the New Grant(s) Application and Online Submission Processes
  5. Learn About TRF Fundraising Opportunities and Meet Our Rotary International Representatives
  6. Understand the Importance of Your Financial Contributions to The Rotary Foundation
  7. How TRF Benefits Your Club When Planning Local and International Humanitarian projects  
The Foundation Dinner will follow the training at the same location. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Monty Audenart, Aide to the President-elect 2013-2014, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation 2013-2014, and Past Rotary International Vice-President 2008-2009. (More information about Dr. Monty Audenart can be read by clicking the More button.
Foundation Day of Training and Dinner with South Texas District 5930 Nancy Paulson 2013-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Lone Star PETS for Incoming Presidents Nancy Paulson 2013-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Jan 11, 2013

Officers for 2013-2014

Clubs are reminded to elect and appoint officers and committee chairs for the next Rotary Year starting in July of 2013.

Rotary International requests that all reporting for next year's officers be completed and reported by December 31. Clubs in District 5930 are reminded to enter information through your Club's ClubRunner site (if you have one) or through the District website at The information is then transmitted to RI. Directions can be found by reading more of this story.

Officers for 2013-2014 Nancy Paulson 2013-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 14, 2012

January is Rotary Awareness Month

Spread the word about Rotary in January! At your next club assembly, make sure that members know about the latest projects and initiatives so they can raise awareness in the community. And consider these tips:

  • Discuss the RI Strategic Plan at a new-member orientation.
  • Update members on polio eradication at your next weekly meeting by getting the latest facts at
  • Include news from on your club and district websites to let members know how Rotarians around the world are serving their communities.
  • Publicize Rotary club events in your community. Consider conducting a public relations training session.
January is Rotary Awareness Month Nancy Paulson 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 14, 2012

RI - Member Access: Have you logged in recently?

RI - Member Access isn't just a tool for updating your contact information or paying dues. It's an online destination offering a variety of useful information and functions that can enhance your Rotary experience.

If you haven't explored the site for a while, here are three reasons you should log in to Member Access.

  1. Track club goals. Launched in July, Rotary Club Central makes it possible for you to monitor your club's progress and achievements in three key areas: membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. Once you've entered this data, your club members, district governor, and assistant governor can also follow your accomplishments.
  2. Publicize your projects. Through Rotary Showcase, you can promote your club's achievements to other Rotarians and Facebook friends. Add your project or browse the site to see the good work other clubs are doing.
  3. Sign up for training. Learn about Rotary's Strategic Plan, six areas of focus, and how to apply for the Foundation's new grants. Each course includes resources and its own online community where you can talk with other participants and course moderators. Go to and register for a course today.
RI - Member Access: Have you logged in recently? Nancy Paulson 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 14, 2012

New process for submitting your club giving goals 

A new online tool is saving trees and saving time for club and district leaders. Rotary Club Central lets club officers set and submit their club's Foundation giving goals online. The tool replaces The Rotary Foundation Fund Development Club Goal Report Form and offers a clear and simple method for capturing and monitoring Foundation giving goals. District leaders also have access to their clubs' information and can make updates as needed.

New process for submitting your club giving goals Nancy Paulson 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 14, 2012

Five tips for increasing your club's Foundation giving

Over the past four years, the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset, Hawaii, USA, has averaged $803 in per capita giving. District Annual Giving Subcommittee Chair Richard Zegar offers his top tips for increasing your club's giving:

  1. Select committed Rotarians to serve in fundraising positions for several years in a row. This consistency contributes to an "atmosphere of giving."
  2. Meet one-on-one with members to discuss The Rotary Foundation's work. Then ask them to join you in supporting the Foundation.
  3. Recognize new members by making donations to the Foundation in their names. Not only will you introduce them to individual recognition opportunities, but you'll also encourage their continued support.
  4. Use Foundation reports from RI Member Access to inform members of their current recognition levels and encourage them to reach the next level. Acknowledge club members who attain higher giving levels.
  5. Explain how effective and efficient The Rotary Foundation is compared with other charities. For example, tell members that 100 percent of their donations fund programs.

Read more about the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative.

Five tips for increasing your club's Foundation giving Nancy Paulson 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 14, 2012

Doing good just got easier

RotaryDirect, Rotary's recurring giving program, saves time, money, and lives. Contributions go directly to The Rotary Foundation, resulting in faster processing and quicker achievement of your club and personal charitable goals.

Enrollment is as easy as one, two, three:

  1. Select your fund,
  2. choose your amount, and
  3. indicate how often you wish to contribute.

Sign up once to give continuous support.

Doing good just got easier Nancy Paulson 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Dec 14, 2012

Nominations sought for District Governor 2015-2016 - UPDATED 

It is that time when we are actively seeking nominations for qualified and interested Rotarians to serve as District Governor in 2015-2016.    In order to qualify for District Governor, the candidate must have served 7 years in Rotary at the time they begin their term and they must attend the Governor Elect Training Seminar (GETS) and also the International Assembly. It is also very helpful if the candidate has served as an Assistant District Governor.

The Nomination application is available on the District 5930 web site (towards bottom of leftside under Download Files) and I welcome any calls if anyone has any questions about what the qualifications are or what the job and the responsibilities entail.

Interviews will be conducted in Alice on Saturday, February 2, 2013.  Again, please feel free to contact myself or any other Past District Governor with any questions. The Governor applications needs to be endorsed by the candidates home club and signed by the club Secretary. Completed applications should be submitted to the District Secretary, Phyllis Lindsey at

Thank you all for your service to Rotary International and District 5930.    jd

J. D. Simpson, DG 2012-2013

Rotary International District 5930
PO Box 388
Fulton, Texas 78358
361.550.2907 cell
361.729.7900 office

Nominations sought for District Governor 2015-2016 - UPDATED Nancy Paulson 2012-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Arthur Zeitler on Nov 14, 2012

The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship program will end in 2013. Beginning in 2013-14, The Foundation will offer scholarship opportunities through district and global grants. This new grant structure gives Rotarians greater flexibility in sponsoring the next generation of leaders.

The 2010-11 class of Ambassadorial Scholars received US$9.6 million through individual grants of $25,000. Since 1947, a total of $532 million has been awarded to 41,000 men and women.


Rotary Scholar Program Arthur Zeitler 2012-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Nov 14, 2012
Imagine GALE in the Driver's Seat

Winners -

Truck Winner

Gale Armstrong - Brownsville Sunrise Club

Sold by Maria Serna $200

Most Sold: 1st Steve Marwitz $300

2nd Laredo Club $200

3rd Linda Avila $100

Picture is not the actual vehicle, only a representation.
Put Yourself in the Driver's Seat Nancy J Paulson 2012-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Nov 05, 2012
ImageRotarians are Helping Victims of Hurricane Sandy!

DGE Matts Ingemanson, District Governor 2013-14, forwarded some of the communications he's received from Area Clubs. They're wonderful examples of our fellow Rotarians' care, concern and steps toward action.


HURRICANE: Rotary Helps! from NY Rotary Club Nancy Paulson 2012-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson on Nov 05, 2012
ImageHere's How You Can Help
The Rotary Club of New York and its Foundation appreciate the outreach of our many fellow Rotary Clubs in the US and Abroad and the many good wishes and offers of help. As we are slowly re-establishing connectivity amongst ourselves and are trying to restore power and internet access, we assure you that we are already in the beginning stages of assessing the needs of those in devastating situations. Many times the immediate and primary need is more hands-on than of a monetary nature, but the secondary line of help is, in fact, that of grants to the ones hurt the most in this absolutely horrific disaster.

So, as we did for 9/11 we ask already for your help and hope that you will entrust us, the Rotary Club of New York through its Foundation to forward that help to the people in need. Instruction are within:

GRATITUDE: for the Outreach from NY Rotary Club Nancy Paulson 2012-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Simpson on Oct 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Rotary Information


Hurricane Sandy has affected several of our Zone 33-34 Districts as well as some north of that. We are working to reach those Districts that have the capabilities but we have not heard from some at all, I assume due to loss of power.

I have asked these Governors to let us know if they need help and if so what. I assume it will be primarily financial. The other non effected Districts are making similar offers. We want our disaster relief to be coordinated by the clubs on the ground in the affected areas so we can zero in on the greatest needs. As soon as we have any actionable information I will make it available to everyone through the District Website, so please check in there once in a while.

I would prefer that no money be sent in yet, but please be prepared to help as you can when the calls come in. However, if you have money collected you wish to send in, checks can be sent to District Treasurer Terri Whitman, made payable to District 5930 with "Hurricane Sandy" in the memo section. Address for mailing is Rotary District 5930, PO Box 2548, Rockport, TX 78381.

That is all I have for now. Please stay tuned for further updates.


DG JD Simpson

Hurricane Sandy Rotary Information James Simpson 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 18, 2012

Contests and a special week for our Interact Clubs and Students

Spread the word about the Interact Postcard Contest

Celebrate World Interact Week

News for Our Interact Clubs Nancy J Paulson 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 18, 2012

Rotary launches interactive End Polio Now website

Rotary recently launched, an interactive virtual home where people can come together to finish the fight against polio. The website is currently available only in English, but other languages will follow. Key features of the site:

  • Compelling polio eradication stories you can share
  • Interactive, dynamic graphics that help you tell the story
  • Information about how donations from you and others are used to fight polio
  • Tips on how to use your social media status to share Rotary's polio story and calculate your "social worth"
  • Links to polio communications resources that will help you educate and inspire others to End Polio Now
Rotary launches interactive End Polio Now website Nancy J Paulson 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 18, 2012

Get ready for World Polio Day

On October 24, you can help Rotary make history by supporting the fight to end polio. Click the more button below the video to find out various ways you and your club can participate.

Get ready for World Polio Day Nancy J Paulson 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
November will be Foundation Month Nancy J Paulson 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 18, 2012

Rotary International Member Access has been updated. It is more user friendly and has lots of additional functionality. There are online learning modules for Future Vision and the new grant process and areas of focus. Click the picture to sign into Member Access to see the new site in action.

Check out Rotary Club Central

A new online tool, Rotary Club Central, enables leaders to track club goals, measure club progress, and see club achievements in three key areas: membership, service, and Foundation giving.

RI Member Access has been updated Nancy J Paulson 2012-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Aug 30, 2012

September is New Generations Month

Every year, thousands of talented and dedicated young people, ages 12-30, have an incredible experience in a New Generations program.

As Rotaractors and Interactors, they serve in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures. And as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards participants, they learn skills that will help them succeed as future community leaders.

New Generations is Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service. Learn how your club can get involved in An Introduction to New Generations Service (see in the Download Files list to the left).

The Avenue of New Generations recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. Programs include RYLA, Rotaract, Interact, and Rotary Youth Exchange. See what District 5930 is doing in this Avenue of Service by using the dropdown menus at the top of the page.

"We truly have the finest youth programs in the world," stated Past RI President Ray Klinginsmith. "Their intrinsic value continues to escalate. We do a great job with these programs, we just need to give them more visibility."

For more information from Rotary International - visit their New Generations page.

September is New Generations Month Nancy J Paulson 2012-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Simpson on Aug 30, 2012

Hello District 5930 Rotarians

It’s hard to believe that September is here, meaning school has started and football season is upon us. September is NEW GENERATIONS month.  President Sakuji Tanaka says “Our youth and young adult programs, such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth leadership awards and Rotary Youth Exchange, are a very important part of this avenue of service. We must remember that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.”

We are still aggressively seeking application for Rotarian GSE team leaders and Non-Rotarian team members to travel to Kerala, India in mid-January for an experience of a lifetime. Please get the word out to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  All the details and applications can be found on the district website @

Also, remember to visit the website frequently for a list of my scheduled visits. Dana Sisk now has my schedule prepared through about mid-December. I am spending most of my time in the southern end of the district these first few months. Please let Dana know if you have a particular event, fund raiser or social coming up and I will try to attend. Contact Dana @

Please don’t forget that your Assistant Governors and Lt. Governors are here to assist your club in any way needed.  All you need to do is ask.

Remember Revitalize and Rejuvenate your Rotary Club in 2012-2013 and strive for “Peach through Service”



Message from Your District Governor JD Simpson James Simpson 2012-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Aug 29, 2012
ImageWe still have openings for

team members to go

with the GSE team to

Kerala, India

Time and space is limited. Act Now.

Application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2012.

The Kerala area of India is a coastal area dependent on tourism, farming and nature sanctuaries. These all fit with what our communities in South Texas also face and are working on developing and improving.Image
Kerala is one of India's most progressive states in terms of social welfare and quality of life. In contrast to the rest of India and most other low-income countries, Keralites enjoy education and health at levels that are on par with the West.

Please remember - it may be a vacation from your normal job and residence, but the GSE program is actually a vocational exchange and you will have certain duties and responsibilities and it is not just a leisure vacation.

If you - or your spouse, friends, co-workers, neighbors - are interested in pursuing this opportunity of a lifetime, please contact Alan Johnson at 956.389.4300 or by e-mail at

Printable Flyer for Distribution - GSE Team members needed

Links to documents:

Read about last year's Group Study exchange to the Philippines. - visit the blog of their trip and activities -

Team Members still needed for GSE to Kerala, India Nancy J Paulson 2012-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Taking Care of Business - Secretaries and folks who enter information Nancy J Paulson 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
RI / District Synchronization Nancy J Paulson 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Attendance Reporting Guidelines Nancy J Paulson 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Villaume on Aug 10, 2012

It's RYLA time in District 5930!

This year RYLA will be held January 24-27, 2013.

For more information, contact:

Clubs are encouraged to sponsor high school junior students from your local high school to attend the RYLA weekend! It is also suggested that the Rotary Clubs select one alternate in case one of the sponsored students cannot attend the weekend. Registration information is required for each student being sponsored for RYLA.

The Rotary Club of Corpus Christi focuses on high school juniors.  These juniors then have the option of requesting to be considered as team counselors for the next year's RYLA.


Friday December 7, 2012 - Club RYLA Contact picks up student applications from high school counselors

Friday December 14, 2012 – Club RYLA contact submits to the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi office completed packets


  • Scan and email to:
  • Mail the packet to:
    Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
    418 Peoples St., Ste. 300
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401
  • Fax to: 361-888-5579

Below is a link to the forms that need to be completed and by whom. Click on each form or complete packet to obtain a printable version of the form.

RYLA applications are available and deadlines are approaching Jim Villaume 2012-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Presidential Citation Awards Tamara Sanchez 2012-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Ambassadorial Scholarships are now Global Grant Scholarships Nancy J Paulson 2012-03-07 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris/Rotary Foundation Dinner Ellison Crider 2012-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 30, 2011

Printing Pages from the Website Advice

Many members have had problems printing pages from the website.

Printing Advice Nancy J Paulson 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson on Oct 30, 2011

"This Close"ENDPOLIONOW_4p

Rally your members and spread the word to friends and family to participate in an exciting online campaign.  To encourage widespread support for the effort to eradicate polio, Rotary has recruited a select group of notables for a “This Close” public awareness campaign. These public service announcements emphasize that Rotary is 99 percent toward its goal to eradicate this disease.
This Close Nancy J Paulson 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Get your Town or Area on our Banner Nancy J Paulson 2011-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to the Redesigned and Upgraded District 5930 Website Nancy J Paulson 2011-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Deborah High

Our fellow Rotarians were Ignited at the membership seminar on October 5th. With record attendance of 90+ Rotarians we were:

  • Engaged and Ignited by our breakout session facilitators and audience participants. (Powerpoint presentations for some of the sessions are available on the District website under "Membership" select "2013 Membership Seminar")
  • Inspired by Rotary Coordinator David Norris' outstanding Keynote address on "Rotary and Values Driven Leadership" (Powerpoint presentation will soon be available)
  • Energized and informed by our enthusiastic audience participants, panel members and moderator for our Q&A session
  • Happy for the fun, friendship, and fellowship opportunities with one another.

A BIG South Texas thank you to everyone that made The Rotary Games "Catching on Fire" such as success. Thank you for all you do to Engage Rotary - Change Lives and for your Service with Purpose. As our DG Maxie Houser referenced, "Together we do 'Ignite' the flame and provide so much to so many."


Laredo Next Generation Rotary Sergeant at Arms
L-R Ludi Solis, Club President; Pilar Rodriguez, Board Member;
Laura Narvaez, President-Elect; Becky L. Garcia, Board Member
Not Pictured: Patrik Mildner, VP of Membership; Matt McGovern, new member

Submitted by Debbie High, LT Governor - Membership
Photo Credit: Patrik Mildner, LNGR VP of Membership

The Rotary Games "Catching on Fire" D5930 Membership Seminar Deborah High 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson

ImageThe District 5930 Membership Seminar will cover such topics as:

  • Igniting Member engagement
  • Promoting diversity
  • Igniting club innovation and flexibility
  • Using Rotary resources

Registration and Cost (expected to be minimal for lunch) will be announced later through the district website and emails. Stay Tuned, but ...

Save The Date - October 5, 2013.

District 5930 Membership Seminar - Save The Date Nancy J Paulson 0
GSE Team (Outbound) from RI District 3211 to RI District 5930 - Bio of Team Members Nancy Paulson 0
Posted by Nancy Paulson

Message from John Hewko, General Secretary, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation

This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation.

Extraordinary progress was made toward the eradication of polio. We made history when India was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries — leaving just Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A difficult road lies ahead, but thanks to the commitment and generosity of Rotarians and friends, we are confident that Rotary will lead the way toward a polio-free world.

Major Accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation Nancy Paulson 0
Posted by Nancy J Paulson

Vocational Service

Under The Rotary Foundation's new grant model, vocational training teams (VTTs) allow Rotarians to share their professional skills with people in another part of the world, using their talents to make a lasting impact. VTTs embody the spirit of vocational service which has deep roots in Rotary's history.

Vocational Service Month Nancy J Paulson 0
Posted by James Simpson

Message from the District Governor

         This is an exciting time in Rotary – an exciting time for the Clubs, the Districts and at Rotary International.  Within the past few weeks some 33,000 Rotary Club Presidents