October 2022
From District Governor
Fellow Rotarians,
This is the month of our major focus of the Rotary International Showcase Project since 1985
           End Polio Now! - PolioPlus
This is a MUST for all our Clubs to participate in!
Each Club should hold a Rotary Minute every week about Polio Minute. A presentation on the importance of what the Rotary Vigilance has meant recently. The process of protecting Public Health by maintaining annual processes of vaccinations in areas of the world still affected by Polio. During the COVID pandemic, these techniques have prepared our world to respond.
And now we have seen two cases of Polio in the State of New York, and the detection of active Polio virus in the community water system.
So, the response continues. How can you help?
Become a Charter Member of the PolioPlus Society
To become a Charter Member of the PolioPlus Society all you have to do is pledge $100 per year every year until Polio is eradicated. You of course could do more!
Make a contribution to PolioPlus!
Every contribution will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a continued commitment for the next 3 years.
  Share a video on PolioPlus with your members and the community. Ask your local news outlets to publish or broadcast this video or an article dealing with Polio and the similarities to our recent pandemic and the Polio outbreak that threatens now even the United States!
World Polio Day is Monday, October 24, 2022
The weekend before The District Rotary Polio Moto (RPM) will again ride around our District with stops near you!! 
The ride begins in Laredo on Saturday, October 22nd travels through the Valley to Brownsville and on to Corpus. Then Sunday, October 23rd through Corpus to Rockport on to Victoria, and down to Alice and on the Freer back to Laredo.
Please search for when and where the RPM comes to you and be there to cheer them on.
And if you can sponsor ($$$ or just show up) with this effort you would reflect your Service Above Self!
Thank you, for each and every one of you!
Kent Grier, District Governor 2022-2023
Our District Leadership Team is working to bring to you the Regional Rotary Assemblies.
The upcoming events:
October 15 - Lower RGV (Areas 8, 9, and 13)
November 12 - Upper RGV (Areas 10 and 11)
If you missed the last ones on Victoria, Laredo, or Corpus Christi come and join the team, let's learn together about Rotary!
(Click in the banner to register)
Rotary President Jennifer Jones announces US$150 million pledge toward polio eradication

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones appeared on the main stage at the star-studded Global Citizen Festival on 24 September to highlight Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio and announce an additional US$150 million pledge toward that end.

Jones, who spoke in front of 60,000 people in New York City and tens of thousands more online and on TV, noted the state of emergency that the governor of New York state recently declared to combat a resurgence of polio in the region.

Upcoming Club Events
Annual Costumes, Cocktails & Casino
Show us how your members are champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion across your projects, club, and community. Submit your nomination by 1 December 2022 for a chance to be named “Best Video,” “Best Photo,” or “Best Essay” and receive funds to support your Interact club’s next project!
Upcoming Events
District 5930 Rotary Leadership Institute Part II
Oct 08, 2022
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Foundation Zoom-Session 4
Oct 08, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Regional Assembly- Lower RGV
Area 8, 9 and 13
Oct 15, 2022
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM UTC-05:00
Foundation Zoom - Session 5
Oct 29, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Regional Assembly - Upper RGV
Areas 10 and 11
Nov 12, 2022
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Foundation Zoom-Session 6
Dec 03, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Rotaract Mission at Rotary Headquarters
*Stephanie Picazo is the Charter President of Rotaract Club of Mission, is Program Coordinator & Trainer at Advocates Searching for Independence LLC, and the President of
Graduate Rehabilitation Counseling Association (UTRGV).

Book a tour

Free guided tours of One Rotary Center are available to groups of up to 6 people, Monday through Friday, 09:30 to 11:30 or 13:30 to 16:00, subject to availability. Please use the tour form to reserve a time in advance.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Part II In Person Course at Laredo, TX dateline registration is October 3rd. 
Learn the "who, how, what & WHY" about Rotary and improve your leadership skills. Attend the upcoming online Lone Star Division Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Parts I, II & III via Zoom.
Questions? Contact District Trainer Katty Preddy
Registration close on Monday October 3rd!
Cost: $50
Event on October 8, 2022, Saturday 8am - 3:30 pm
Workforce Center Laredo
Laredo, TX
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