January 2024
District Governor's Message
Dear District 5930 Rotarians,
I am eager to be back on the trails again and continue with my club visits. I thank God for the improvement in my vision and being able to get back on track.  I am resuming my visits the week of Monday, January 8, 2024.  I will first visit Portland at noon on Tuesday, January 9th, next is Edna at noon on Wednesday, January 10th,  and then Ganado at 6 pm and finish the week by visiting Port Lavaca at noon on Thursday, January 11th. I am looking forward to visiting all these clubs and their Board of Directors.
January 2024 is Rotary’s Vocational month
Vocational service can mean many things to many people.  In Rotary, Vocational Service means holding ourselves and our businesses to the highest ethical standards.  As the 4-way test instructs us, in all we think, say, or do . . .  Maintaining ethical standards is ever so important in today's society where we prefer to repeat inflammatory discourse rather than engage in discussion to understand opposing views and seek compromise.  It is beholden upon us as leaders to set an example for young people and others. 
If not Rotarians, then who will set the example?  As former Ambassador Andrew Young told us at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, “Rotary is the glue that holds civil society together.”  Be sticky!

Vocational service also means appreciating the various trades and professions, and how each can contribute to making our communities stronger.  Think about some of the service projects you have helped organize.  Do you do it alone?  No! You call in for help.  You get an accountant or banker to help with finances, you have sales and marketing people help promote the events, you have trades people help set up and build, and many more experts help in all different ways.  But appreciating the differing vocations is not just about bringing in talent to help with projects, it is also about training our youth on the value of various vocations and helping them choose one where they can shine!
Vocational service also means networking and doing business with other Rotarians.  Before Rotary became the leading service organization in the world, it started as a business networking organization.  There is something special about meeting someone through service and then doing business with them.  The confidence you have in their abilities to treat you right and get the job done is unparalleled.  Think of new ways you can get to know what your fellow Rotarians do in their businesses, and consider doing business with them.
A few other ideas to help promote vocational service:
Introduce a "mini-classification talk" series in which members can give a five-minute talk on their vocations.
Present a vocational award to someone in the community who has exemplified outstanding professional achievement while maintaining high ethical standards. Promote the presentation within the community, and consider making it an annual event.
Invite local experts to present on the vocational needs of the community and develop projects in response to those needs. Possible projects could focus on developing character, providing career information to youth, mentoring small businesses, or organizing workshops that provide employees with new skills.
Sponsor a Rotary Means Business networking event for your communities.
News in the area of club/membership development:
Mission Club working on a Rotaract Club
Brownsville Historic Club is in the process of initiating an Interact club at Lopez High School
Corpus Christi Southside started an Interact club at Mary Carroll High School.
Brownsville Sunrise started the EarlyAct club at Garden Park Elementary.
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
Vocational Service Month During this period, clubs highlight the importance of the business and professional life of each Rotarian. Special activities promote the vocational avenue of service.
  • Distribute Four-Way Test
  • Distribute Vocational Awards to outstanding individuals, Arrange Vocational Visits
  • Awareness seminar on career guidance, Organize / Arrange in Plant Training
  • Start Vocational Education / Skill Guidance Center.
  • Helping Physically Challenged people get jobs


Registration is open!! 
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Rotary Leadership Institute Part I
in-person course on Edinburg, Texas

Learn the "who, how, what & WHY" about Rotary and improve your leadership skills. 
Attend the upcoming in-person Rotary District 5930 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Part I. 

This course will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, in Edinburg, TX.

Part I will begin promptly at 8am with Fellowship, Coffee and Continental Breakfast and conclude at 3:30pm. Lunch will be served along with beverages throughout the day.

A Registration Made is a Registration Paid. All registrations must be paid in advance with a credit card. The cost of the course is $50.

District 5930 RLI Part I, January 27, 2024, location:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
School of Social Work
Innovation Building Conference Room
1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78539

The deadline for registration is January 31st, 2024.
Get more information about RYLA HERE

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No matter how recently or how often you’ve been to Singapore, you’ll always find something new. The 2024 Rotary International Convention, which will be held 25-29 May.  
Upcoming Events
Rotary Leadership Institute Part I
Jan. 27, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
President Elect Training Seminar (Lone Star PETS)
Dallas, Texas
Feb. 29, 2024 - Mar. 03, 2024
Rotary 5930 District Conference
Harlingen Convention Center
Apr. 26, 2024 - Apr. 27, 2024
District Assembly for Rotary year 2024-2025
Texas A&M Kingsville
Jun. 01, 2024 8:30 a.m.
Installation Banquet 2024-2025
Holiday Inn Marina Corpus Christi
Jun. 29, 2024 6:00 p.m.
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