February 2024
District Governor's Message
Dear District 5930 Rotarians,
I had great meetings at the Rotary clubs of Portland, Edna, Ganado International & Port Lavaca.  I bring the Rotary International and the District 5930 messages to the clubs, but at the same time, I find myself listening and learning so much from the clubs.  You start to understand the culture, community, and unique situation of each club.  How they all love their communities, practice service above self, & always looking for better ways to serve.  We are a different breed of people.
We have been rescheduling the clubs I was not able to visit during my medical leave.  I will be heading to the Three Rivers & Freer Rotary Club on the week of January 29th.  Followed by the Victoria Rotary Clubs and the Goliad Club on the week of February 5th
Rotary District 5930 Conference
Please “save the date” for our District Conference that will be held Friday, April 26th, and Saturday, April 27th at the Harlingen Convention Center.  This will be a club celebration for all the great accomplishments.  Please go to our district website for more information.
February 2024 is Rotary’s Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention month
From Rotary International:
Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.
We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Rotary creates environments of peace
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.
By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.
Rotary creates environments where peace can happen. 
 Rotary’s Four Roles in Promoting Peace:
  • Practitioners: Our work fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, improving the health of mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies directly builds the optimal conditions for peaceful societies.
  • Educators: Our Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,700 peace fellows to become effective catalysts for peace through careers in government, education, and international organizations.
  • Mediators: our members have negotiated humanitarian ceasefires in areas of conflict to allow polio vaccinators to reach children who are at risk.
  • Advocates: Our members have an integral role as respected, impartial participants during peace processes and in post-conflict reconstruction.  We focus on creating communities and convening groups that are connected, inclusive, and resilient.
In the area of Rotary Public Image:
In a very productive brainstorming meeting with our District Governor Nominee Elaine Hernandez and the McAllen Rotary club, the idea emerged and a draft PROCLAMATION template was created for clubs to adapt with their city or county government to be read in celebration of the founding of Rotary International on February 23, 1905. This is a win-win situation to all concern and a great way to promote Rotary.  Clubs will receive an email with the template. 
Great news in the area of club/membership development:
  • The Rotary Club of Jim Wells County was created with 20 members.
  • Brownsville Historic Club sponsored the Interact Club of Lobos United with 26 students at Lopez Early College High School. This is their 4th High School sponsored by their club.
  • Corpus Christi Southside started an Interact club at Mary Carroll High School.
  • Brownsville Sunrise started the Early Act club at Garden Park Elementary.
  • The Rotary Club of Mission is currently working on starting a Rotaract Club in their area.
Let’s continue to develop and create vibrant clubs to Create Hope in the World with Passion and Compassion. 
Respectfully yours,
Luis Cavazos
Rotary District Governor

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.

The month of February is exceptional in the Rotary calendar because it includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, in Chicago. That day is now designated "World Understanding and Peace Day".

On February 23 Rotary celebrates the 119th anniversary of the first Rotary club meeting. This is an opportunity for Rotary clubs and districts to promote Rotary’s public image. 
On the photo: Group portraits of children participating in the 2017 Well-Being for Kids From Ukraine project. 26 August 2017, Zakopane, Poland. Well-Being for Kids From Ukraine is a project organized by the Poland-Ukraine intercountry committee in conjunction with, and funded by, District 2231 in Poland. The program assists children aged 7-12 who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their fathers' being killed or severely injured in the war in eastern Ukraine.


Get more information about this initiative on our website
Registration is open!! 
Register now! HERE
Bring the best speaker in your area to our Annual Contest during the District Conference 2024 at Harlingen, Texas.  More information HERE
Register for RLI Part II HERE
Register RLI Part III  HERE
Upcoming Events
Rotary Leadership Institute Part II
Feb. 17, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rotary International Day
Feb. 23, 2024
President Elect Training Seminar (Lone Star PETS)
Dallas, Texas
Feb. 29, 2024 - Mar. 03, 2024
Rotary Leadership Institute Part III
Apr. 13, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rotary 5930 District Conference
Harlingen Convention Center
Apr. 26, 2024 - Apr. 27, 2024
The Four-Way Test Contest
Harlingen Convention Center
Apr. 27, 2024 9:00 a.m.
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