D5930's Million Dollar Dinner

March 11, 2017
Find out who can come to this special dinner.
Find out who is coming to this special dinner as the Keynote Speaker.

Is Your Club Ready for 2017-2018?

Next Year's officers should be elected and posted in your club website, the district website and Rotary's by December 31, 2016
Your President Elect needs to be listed as soon as possible and should register for LSPETS. Remember your Hotel Room - they go fast >>>>

Membership Seminar

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Laredo, TX
Sign In & Breakfast 8:30 am
Program from 9 am to 1 pm

Youth Luncheon

Saturday, April 1, 2017

TAMU Kingsville
Campus Tours, Luncheon, Guest Speaker
Four Way Test Speech Contest
More details in February

Conference 2017

We are planning a CELEBRATION!!
It's been a fantastic RY and we aren't even half way through yet. (Sorry DG Debbie & First Dude)
More activities to come and then at the District Conference.
Start Saving the dates now.
May 4-7, 2017


Save the Date and start working on speeches.
Contest is combined with our Youth Luncheon.
More information coming soon.

Read the 4 Way Test Speech Contest Rules and Guidelines NOW.


Start / Support a Rotaract or Interact club

Do you want to empower young people in your community to take action, become leaders, and gain a global perspective? Sponsor an Interact club! Get information here.

Do you want to be part of a global community of young adults taking action for positive change? Are you looking for the chance to share your ideas and look at the world’s challenges in a new way? Join a Rotaract club.

Save the Date - April 22, 2017

The District's Annual Foundation Awards Luncheon will be held on April 22, 2017.
More details will be coming soon.
Followed by Grants Management and Certification for 2017-2018 District Funded Grants and Global Grants.



REGISTER ON LINE at www.rotary.org
Important Information from the District

The Rotary chartered bus for RYLA will pick-up students

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • 12 noon Brownsville Convention and Visitors' Bureau, 650 Ruben M Torres Sr Blvd
  • 1:00 pm Texas Travel Information Center at Harlingen. 2021 West Harrison Avenue
  • 2:00 pm  Main Event Entertainment Center Parking Lot, Pharr next to Burger King Restaurant

Transporting RYLA students to Camp Zephyr, Mathis, Texas before 5:00 PM


On Sunday, February 5, 2017

3:00 PM return RYLA students from Camp Zephyr, Mathis, Texas to:

  • 5:00 pm Main Event Entertainment Parking Lot, Pharr next to Burger King Restaurant
  • 6:00 pm Texas Travel Information Center at Harlingen. 2021 West Harrison Avenue
  • 7:00 pm Brownsville Convention and Visitors' Bureau, 650 Ruben M Torres Sr Blvd

 “January is Vocational Service Month”

Rotary All Stars, the Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians.  The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster:”
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

How do you know that your Job is…well something more than a Job?

As the Governor noted in her January message, it is Vocational Service Month.  Over the years, I have struggled with the Vocational part of Rotary.  Several of the clubs I have been with required a 5-minute classification talk.  I have always avoided these talks until I joined Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club.  
  • Make sure the names of all current (RY 2016-17) and all future officers (RY 2017-18) are entered in ClubRunner as soon as possible and no later than 1 February.  Minimum  - President, President Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Add your “Trilogy Squad”:  Membership, Foundation and Public Image chairs/directors. Add all other executives and directors. Directions on “how to”
  • Confirm that e-mail addresses for all members are current
  • Update RY 2016-17 goals in Rotary Club Central (Membership, Foundation Giving, Service) Access to and Entering Goals in Rotary Club Central
  • Second half of Rotary International Dues payment due to RI upon receipt.
  • Review and update your club’s progress towards earning the RI Presidential Citation in Rotary Club Central.  Checklist for Presidential Citation Award
  • Review your club’s progress towards earning the Governor’s Exemplary Club Award.   Progress & Application Chart for District 5930 Exemplary Club Award
  • Ensure The Rotary Foundation  (TRF) contributions collected to date are submitted to TRF.
  • E-mail your club’s IRS confirmation notice that your Federal tax return was submitted – Nancy Ross Ross5357@aol.com  (if you have not already done so)
  • President Elect (and Nominee) register for Lone Star President-Elects Training Seminar at http://lonestarpets.org

Lone Star President-Elects Training Seminar  - February 23 – 26, 2017

Where:  Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel
Attend LSPETS and make your Presidential Year (RY 2017-18) the best it can be:
  • Leadership Training
  • Outstanding Speakers
  • Rotary Fellowship
Seminar Focus:  “Trilogy Squad” - membership, foundation, and public image in a mutually supportive manner.
Date, Time, Place: Seminar Scheduled for February 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites by Hilton at 110 Calle del Norte

2nd RI/Zone 21b/27 Cadre Membership Training to be offered for areas 6, 7, & 12 – Laredo and beyond.

You do not want to miss this new and innovative consulting experience!

Register Now

Cost is Free but we need a food and Materials count.

The leadership of Rotary District 5930 proudly established the Military Veterans Scholarship Program to help eligible honorably discharged veterans pursue their higher education goals. 
On December 14, 2016, at the meeting of The Laredo Rotary Club, District Governor Debbie High and Assistant Governor Juan Lira presented the first two scholarships to two outstanding and very deserving veterans. They are Richard Zundt and Sergio Hernandez.   
This new Military Veterans Scholarship Program was made possible through a District Designated Fund (DDF) Grant because of the generous donations to The Rotary Foundation by D5930 Rotarians and clubs three years ago.

Season’s Greetings to All!

I am Mike Dickerson, Lieutenant Governor for Youth Services for District 5930. For those of you who know me, you won't be surprised that I have come up with a wild and fun idea to raise funds for a cause, we as Rotarians, hold dear to our hearts. And this time, I have managed to convince some of my fellow Laredo Rotary Club members to consider joining me! We hope you will too.

Fellow Rotarians, I am EXCITED to announce that we will be rolling out a Motorcycle Ride around District 5930 to raise funds and awareness to support Rotary International’s END POLIO NOW campaign. We will start on SATURDAY, MARCH 25th in LAREDO, TEXAS.

If you are reading the newsletter or missed the graphic near the top of the website - here it is again.

D5930's Million Dollar Dinner

March 11, 2017
Find out who can come to this special dinner.
Find out who is coming to this special dinner as the Keynote Speaker.
Several Rotarians and clubs have asked where certain information is on the District Website. Some of what is asked for is on the District website and some of it is on Rotary International site.
Here is a list of what has been asked for: (where it is on the District website - www.Rotary5930.org, no login required)
Click the Read more to see if I answered your question.
Hi All --
As I wear my End Polio Now shoes for club visits I have gotten several requests for the shoes and clubs have been collecting donations for Polio Plus
I have been asked, "How do I get a pair of End Polio Now shoes like yours?”

Rotarian Art Bautista (District 5890 - Houston Metro Area)

What a deal he has for you. You will be able to help End Polio Now and get your pair of shoes
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930
By DG Debbie High
As Rotarians we support many clean water projects around the globe to give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.
On December 14th a Water Crisis hit close to home in Corpus Christi that initially impacted over 320,000 residents.  There was a “no water use” ban in effect.

Ingleside Rotary Club invited all to their Paul Harris Christmas Party on Dec 17 at the Ingleside Municipal Airport. By all accounts it was a success. They are even looking to continue and expand for next year.
As Reported:
Nine people were honored recently with the Paul Harris Fellow award, presented by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
About 50 Rotary members, family, and friends gathered Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at the Third Coast Squadron-Commemorative Air Force Museum to celebrate the recipients.
Marilyn Spencer, PDG from 2006-2007 and a member of Southside Corpus Christi was recently honored in her vocation. An example of what DG Debbie shared in her  words and about the Second Object of Rotary - Vocational Service.
Read the full news story of Marilyn honor here -
District Governor Debbie recent had her official visit with the San Benito Rotary Club. This is a small club of just 11 members, currently. By the look at the two videos in the read more section they have some interesting projects and enthusiastic helpers.
EarlyAct FirstKnight® (or EAFK) is a powerful, daily character education program for elementary and middle schools, made available by The Knights of The Guild and Rotary. Created by Dr. Randall Parr and sponsored by local Rotary Clubs, EAFK creatively teaches and motivates students to become more civil, service-oriented people during their most formative years.
Several clubs across the district have established the EAFK program in local elementary schools. The students, schools and clubs are stepping up to the challenge of service projects, giving back to the community and giving to the Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus.
Read about two projects by clicking the Read More button.
The Laredo Rotary Club offers one of the most unique service programs with the Diploma Plus program for high school seniors at-risk of dropping out. 
Working in cooperation with all of the local public high schools, Rotary volunteers and volunteers from the Rotary family, school Counselors recommend students who are most at-risk.
One or two volunteers are designated liaisons for each of the nine high schools. The volunteers mentor the students and track their progress.

Wilson G. from the Corpus Christi Evening Club has a connection for a great presentation that is very near and dear to his heart put on by Mr. Chamberlain. 
It's an overview of the state's efforts to help adults with disability find work.  Mr. Chamberlain travels the state and presents to different organizations, including Rotary clubs.
He's looking for some help connecting with the clubs down here. Please email the webmaster, Nancy Paulson, Nancy@RockportWebSites.com if you and/or your club might be interested in making arrangements to have this guest speaker at your club.
RLYA 2017 will be held February 3-5, 2017 again at Camp Zephyr on Lake Corpus Christi.
All RYLA information has been updated on website at www.rotarycc.com under Youth Services – RYLA
Upcoming Events
District Sponsors
The Rotary Foundation

Your District Needs Your Help

Please search your files for project pictures and stories that were beneficiaries of Foundation Funds.
Send your stories to Ellison Crider at
We also need stories of Women in Rotary.
The 30th Anniversary will be celebrated as part of our District Conference.
Send your stories to Eddie Bartnesky at


The Rotary Foundation Alumni Testimonials from District 5930

To donate go to rotary.org/give


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