July 2022
From District Governor
All Rotarians in Rotary District 5930
All District Leaders in District 5930
Hiram asks Paul “What is an Assembly?”
Rick Orr (Corpus Christi Rotary) at our District Officer and President Installation Saturday July 25, 2022
How exciting! It is a Rotary New Year’s Eve!

Our gathering of close to 90 Rotarians, family, and friends was a great celebration of our DG Amando Chapa’s leadership and your entire year of significant achievements. Amando received a large “Rotary Plate” as District Governor 2021-2022 recognizing the achievement of 9 out of 10 District 5930 Clubs having received the Rotary Citation, a significant achievement for all of you! Congratulations! There were other milestone achievements as well and we will “brag about them” after the Recognitions roll in from Rotary International.
The evening was marked by many very talented service above self servants. In fact, as the new DG, Assistant Governors, and District Leaders were recognized and came to the front of the room  I had a profound awareness of how much we can all contribute with the abilities and skills of these leaders!

But then all attending Presidents were called forward and recognized….Folks we, including me, are in good hands! I am humbled by the idea that these Leaders, from the bottom of their hearts, want to best serve you with their best efforts!

So “what is an Assembly?”

We were given a perspective of how vast the Rotary experience actually is by Rick Orr’s presentation of Hiram’s call to Paul Harris to basically ask “What is Rotary”?

Hiram Shorey was one of the four first members of Rotary. It’s been some time since Rick has given us his portrayal of a follow-up call asking about Paul’s idea about this new service club. One of the questions was, “Paul what is an Assembly?” As Paul had answered several times about an International Conference, a President-Elect Training, and a Club Assembly he says “it’s a meeting!”.

We have already held an Assembly this June in Laredo to gather all Rotarians to discuss and understand our upcoming year and join all of our efforts together. It was several hours with lunch discussing who we are. From Jenny Jones’s International Theme “Image Rotary” to our District Theme “Ignite Your Passion!” We discovered how these two themes are really one:

“Imagine Rotary, Ignite Your Passion!

We will begin each of my tours of your Areas and Club meetings with Your Area Assembly. Local, convenient, and rewarding please save your Assembly’s Date hosted by your Assistant Governors. It will be worth it!
-Kent Grier
District Governor 2022-2023
Rotary Theme 2022-2023
Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
Engaging members is crucial to retaining members, she said, adding that we need to ask members what they want to get from Rotary and give them meaningful responsibilities.
Rotary District Theme 2022-2023
Our District theme this year reflects two aspects of where District 5930 in general stands following such a successful year in 2021-2022 and Jennifer Jones’ Rotary International Theme.

When Jennifer Jones announced the theme “Imagine Rotary” she mentions a world where people have clean water to drink, material care is available, the disease is prevented, and the world’s environment is sustained in more and more healthful ways. She is referring to our seven areas of focus that Rotary and the Rotary Foundation have set as attainable goals.
This year 9 out of 10 of our Rotary Clubs have received the Rotary Citation indicating that they had achieved superior performance in providing service to their communities, engaged their members, and attracted new members. They have seen a vision of where they can have an impact, extended their reach, and have adapted to embrace new and achievable goals.

The vision for this New Year is Imagine Rotary.
The call to action is Ignite Your Passion.

As your District Governor, I hope to support every club’s vision of what is possible, that our leaders look into each of their members' hearts for what it is they wish to accomplish in Rotary and we all move forward with that passion to accomplish again the successes we are capable of attaining. Moving forward from a very strong year to grasp the possibilities of this new Rotary year.
Yours in Rotary,
Kent Grier, District Governor 2022-2023
Photo Albums
District Officers Installation Banquet 2022-2023
Rotary Citation 2022-2023

The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come.

Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.

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Jul 15, 2022
Regional Assembly
Del Mar
Aug 20, 2022
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM UTC-05:00
Regional Assembly
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Oct 08, 2022
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM UTC-05:00
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