March 2023
From District Governor
We have just completed two import meetings that set a course ahead for our District and your Club!
Soon to be announced pending a review period for your current Presidents is the pending announcement of our selection of the 2025-2026 District Governor. We are very excited about the selection which should be revealed in the next week.
In addition DGE, Luis Cavazos headed up our delegation to this year’s Lone Star PETS (President Elect Training Seminar). I will let him tell you all about the excitement and direction he set for District 5930 beginning with his installation in late June. Your President Elect is returning to set plans for next year. Be sure to help them continue your club’s success!
Finally, we are deep into this year’s planning for the April 29, 2023 combined District Conference and Assembly. The design so far is to begin with a special Foundation Grant Training on Friday afternoon followed by a joint Fellowship Reception with our Northern Cousins from North Austin (District 5870) and their DG Sharron Coleman just down the street from the Omni (700 N Shoreline, CC) at the Holiday Inn CC Downtown Marina( 707 Shoreline). Then if you are hungry, we will again gather at Brewster Street Ice House (under the Bay Bridge – a short drive to 1725 N Tancahua Street, CC).
Saturday morning, at the Omni Hotel, rise early to begin the Assembly for a General Welcome from DGE Luis Cavazos and select from several breakout rooms to help you prepare for your assignment in 2023-2024.
The District 4-Way Test will also be hearing from all the attending Rotary Club Champions from our 13 Areas.
Then we all gather back together for lunch to hear from the District 4-Way Test Champion and enjoy a buffet meal together. There will also be moments shared from Interact advisor, Luis Gonzales's event on Rotary Club Leader development for building strong Interact Clubs.  Mr. Gonzales is from the Rotary Club of Los Fresnos. You need to hear how Mr. Gonzales hurds together his 185 or is it 200 Interactors!! We will also hear from a Global Grant Scholar and Costa Rica Medical Brigade member Garza introduced by our Foundation Scholarship Chair Christine Amaka Udeani.
We will hold our Annual District Business Meeting at 2:30 pm with a once every 3-year review and election of our District Representative to the Council of Legislation (COL). PDG Art Zeitler, a 6 year veteran in the position, will review the role and recent information of the ”COL” and PDG Debbie High will conduct the election of our new Representative. We also will hear from the Budget Review Committee the results for DG Amando Chapa’s year (it was a GOOD One! And follow up with other business that is presented).
They have planned a reception of all Major Donors a little later and a General Fellowship Gathering prior to our District Conference Awards Banquet starting at 7 pm. Jack Alspaugh will MC the Dinner and a significant recognition by Club Legacies will be presented by decades:
Our Ten Founding Clubs – by the end of this Rotary Year are you a member of a Centennial Rotary Club?
A Roaring Twenties Rotary Club; An Amazing Group of Clubs Founded in the Great Depression?
A Greatest Generations Rotary Club started as the World Fought Tyranny? Or the Rock ‘N Role Clubs?
A Disco Club or a New Generation Club? ….. and we honor our Newest Rotary Club RANCH VIEJO and the Parent Brownsville Sunrise!!
Dr. Gonzalo Salazar, Rotary Club of Los Fresnos, will be our Keynote Speaker. He did a wonderful presentation on Leadership Style and Motivation at our Los Fresnos Assembly using illustrations from “Searching for Nemo”. He will be offering more of his vast understanding of inspiring not just volunteers or employees but also a stakeholder in general to make a significant contribution to our communities.  We will begin our Awards Presentations shortly after his presentation.
  • Recognizing all Rotary Citation Award Clubs and Exemplary Clubs of District 5930.
  • Special Recognitions for notable Membership Club Achievement in Ignite and most New Members
  • Special Recognition of the Foundation Supported Most Impactful Service Project with Sustainability
  • All NEW Charter Members of the POLIO PLUS SOCIETY will be Recognized
  • We will also recognize 3 significant “Area Governors” Efforts this year
  • All RLI Graduates will be recognized for their achievements this year
  • All Club Visioning Clubs will also be recognized for their efforts in creating Club Rotary Action Plans
And we will Close our Awards by Announcing 3 Rotarians of the Year.
PLEASE DO NOT MISS THE FUN! Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi!
Sunday Morning, we hope to see you at an early morning walk down the Bay to “End Polio Now”!
And conclude our Conference and Assembly with a Remembrance of Rotary Friends and Family passing away this year, knowing their legacy and watching us as we continue to “Serve Others Above Self”.
We will hold the gathering there on the T-Head and depart with “Let There Be Peace On Earth”.
The Early Bird deadline is March 15th. Register Now at!
Thank you, for each and every one of you!
Kent Grier, District Governor 2022-2023
Early Bird's special price is $65 until March 15th, 2023. Then the price will increase to $75. 
CLUBS should complete their contests by April 12, 2023 (but earlier would be preferable since information about the first and second-place AREA students needs to be provided for the District competition by 5:00pm on April 17, 2023). More information HERE
Upcoming Events
RYLA (Virtual)
Feb 27, 2023 - Mar 01, 2023
RYLA -Camp Zephyr
Camp Zephyr
Mar 03, 2023 - Mar 05, 2023
Grant Management Training Sessions
Mar 04, 2023
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
District 5930 Rotary Foundation Global Grants
Mar 18, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
District Rotary Foundation Team Seminar
Mar 18, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grant Management Training Sessions
Mar 25, 2023
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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To be consideredthe application for this award should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 6 March 2023. 
Participate in the Paul Harris Fellow Special Offer (Matching Points Program).
This is a special opportunity for all Rotarians from District 5930 to match their contributions to the Annual Fund and achieve a Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
If you have more questions, please contact TRF District Chair Juan Lira.
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2023
with Rotary
Join Rotary International March 8-13 as we celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about the barriers women around the world face at work and beyond, and build a supportive community to take collective action for equity.
Save the Date for the
Rotary District 5930 Global Grants Webinar
On March 18th, 2023, the PDG Art Zeitler will present the Rotary Foundation Global Grants Webinar. This training will be via zoom.
Promote the power of vaccines for
World Immunization Week this April
With decades of experience in polio eradication, Rotary members play a key role in publicizing the power of vaccines. In part because Rotary members and partners have worked so hard to counteract vaccine hesitancy and reach all children with the polio vaccine, we’ve immunized billions of children against the disease.

World Immunization Week, 24-30 April, is an opportunity for Rotary and Rotaract clubs to spread the message that vaccines save lives. It’s critical to continue polio vaccinations for children around the world and to advocate for COVID-19 vaccinations for all.
From now until 31 March, all donations to The #Rotary Foundation's Disaster Response Fund will be used to aid Turkey-Syria earthquake relief projects.
The 2023 President Elects Training Seminar - P.E.T.S. was a complete success. It was a magical human experience. We learned Rotary Best Practices and how to maintain, create, and transform clubs to vibrancy. For some Rotarians, for the first time, they witnessed how big the Rotary is. For the plenary sessions, there were over 900 Rotarians each time we met to share breakfast, lunch, and dinner with amazing motivational speakers. On Saturday evening, we heard from Rotary International President-Elect, Gordon R.  McInally that provide us with his vision and priorities for the coming year.  There were 10 Rotary Districts represented from Texas and several from Oklahoma. I want to extend my gratitude to all attendees including Facilitators, Club President Elects, Club President Nominees, Satellite Chairs, and Assistant Governors. A special thank you goes to our District Governor, Kent for facilitating and for his utmost support. My hope is that club Presidents continue to promote Lone Star PETS for years to come.

Luis Cavazos
2023/2024 District Governor Elect
People of Action helps define Rotary for those who don’t know us. We’re professional, community, and civic leaders who connect with each other and who share a unique perspective and passion for taking action to improve the world. Describing and showing ourselves as people of action creates a personal connection to Rotary and emphasizes the impact we make in our communities.