Important Information from the District

103rd Annual Rotary District 5930
District Governor and District Leadership Installation

McAllen Country Club, 615 Wichita Ave., McAllen TX 78503

Saturday June 24th, 2017 • $50 per person

Dress: Semi-formal attire

Social Hour - Cash BarDinner and ProgramDanceLate night Botana
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm7:00 pm to 9:00 pm9:00 pm to 11:00 pm11:00 pm

 

Registration Now Open

Hotel Information - coming soon
Club Group invoice - printable - coming soon
Rotarians and friends in D5930, who knew Past District Governor Everett J. Driskill, were deeply saddened by his death on May 20, 2017.  Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with Ev's family. 
 
It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that our beloved Ev has passed.  He left our world to be with his Savior this past Saturday, May 20.  Services will be held at Wesley UMC Friday.  Visitation at 9AM, services at 10:30AM.  Please try to attend the service and wear your Rotary Pin.  I cannot think of a better way to honor our friend.  This one was taken at one of our golf tournaments.  Ev was manning the beverage area.  The smile on his face is priceless as he was doing what he loved to do best, serve his fellow man via Rotary.  Thank you Ev, for your service, your inspiration, most of all for your friendship. Rest In Peace my friend.
 
Rest In Peace Past District Governor Ev
 
Information from Our DG about PDG Ev:
PDG District 5950 (1992-1993) Everett “Ev” Driskill
Arch Klump Society member 
Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club (Join date January 1, 1998) 
Current position was Foundation Chair for Harlingen Sunburst Rotary Club
 
Service Information
Visitation will be Friday, May 26, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church,  1406 East Austin Avenue Harlingen, TX 78550 from 9:00 am followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1406 E. Austin, Harlingen, Sunburst Rotary Club, 712 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Suite 20, Harlingen, Texas 78550, and Loaves and Fishes, 514 South E. Street, Harlingen, Texas 78550.

You are invited to sign the guestbook or share a memory at www.buckashcraft.com.

Arrangements are with Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home. Read the full obituary here.
As an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world," its initial contribution was US $26.50 in 1918.
It was made by Arch C. Klumph.
 
Paul Harris stated, "Long after Arch's journey is ended other men will be following the trail he has been blazing throughout the years."
 
Continue Blazing the Trail and don't let Arch walk alone.
Accept a challenge.
Can we have every Rotarian in District 5930 contribute $26.50?
 
We encourage clubs and individuals to mark their donation for the Annual Fund. This will help funds return to us in 3 years.

Four Items of Interest

  • Club Officer Reporting
  • Presidential Citation
  • Club Brochure Template Available
  • Rotary Club Central Updates
As a Rotary year closes, clubs need to apply or send in information to receive the Presidential Citation from Rotary International or the Club Exemplary Award from District 5930. In the past the deadline was March 31 and there several applications to complete and send. NOT THIS YEAR!
 
NEW DEADLINE: JUNE 30, 2017
 
For the Presidential Citation:
Process for entering data at Rotary Club Central (www.my.rotary.com) – please watch this video - https://youtu.be/hNnMW44220c
Tasks can be done by the Club President, Club Secretary or Club Executive Secretary.
 
For the Exemplary Club AwardsUse this document (also available on the public side of our website and given to your President during the Official DG/Board meeting).
 
The only data entry needed using ClubRunner is the normal Secretary and Officer work done continuously all year long. Nothing specific for these awards.
However it is best to make sure your officers are listed in ClubRunner for next year. This will ensure that the new District Leadership can reach them and they will have access to ClubRunner and Rotary Club Administration areas and Rotary Club Central. Directions for how to do enter Club Officers in ClubRunner.
 
HOWEVER - WE DO REQUIRE: 
Item 3.  Reported club officers for the upcoming Rotary year to data@rotary.org no later than the end of May 2017 (That is also an RI requirement)
 
Every district selects a representative to serve at the Councils on Resolutions and the Council on Legislation that take place during their Council term from 1 July 2017 through 30 June 2020. The Council representatives will represent their district at the:
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 Councils on Resolutions
  • 2019 Council on Legislation
At Our District Conference this past weekend, we elected our representative. Congratulations to PDG Arthur Zeitler of the Corpus Christi Rotary Club.
This is one of the reasons  - 
 
From Rotary International  - Regional Grant Officer 
Dear Rotarians:
"Congratulations! Your global grant application for funding Global Grant Scholarship for Kayla Stovall, submitted by International Sponsor Club of Southside Corpus Christi, Texas in District 5930 in the United States and Host Sponsor Club of Musselburgh in District 1020 in Scotland, has been approved by The Rotary Foundation. The award is in the amount of US$30,000." 
Kayla Stoval (FB Post) … "This coming September I will be starting a new and exciting journey to pursue my Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK! I am so fortunate to be the 2017 Rotary District 5930 Global Grant Scholar. Due to the generosity of the local Rotarians and the Rotary International Foundation I get to pursue this amazing opportunity. I never in a million years thought this would be possible.
Much love and thanks to you all!”  
 
Kayla will be with us at the District Conference on May 6th. 
 
Congratulations TAMUCC Rotaractor Kayla Stovall! 
 
Meeting and exceeding our combined Foundation giving goals this Rotary year will ensure we continue to support Global Scholars in the future.  (A good return on our investment to our Youth) 
May is Youth Services Month and District Conference”
Rotary All Stars – the link between Rotary and youth for all our clubs is amazing.  
Every club that I visited engages with youth programs in some way or another, such as:
  • RYLA
  • Early Act First Knight
  • Interact
  • Rotaract
  • Scholarships
  • Rotary International Youth Exchanges
  • Literacy Programs
  • Adoption Awareness Picnics and many others.
 
It is imperative we continue to invest in our youth by sponsoring new Interact and Rotaract Clubs.
Well we are almost ready for the Grand Finale of the Rotary Year 2016/17.  It is not just the District, but all Club Presidents are looking at the end of their year of service.  It has been Debbie’s and my privilege to serve you.  It has been a busy, exciting, and at times challenging year.  We have been blessed to make many new friends all over our District.  We are so proud to be members of a District that has so many Service Projects in our communities, regions, nationally and worldwide.
 
Later this week, I hope to get to visit and enjoy your fellowship at the 2016/17 Rotary District Conference.   Taking the time to reflect on the success of this year is a valuable exercise.
Do you want to see pictures from the full day when Rotary International President John Germ and Judy visited South Texas District 5930?
You can even download the pictures or order prints.
ENJOY !!!
 
The newest Southside Corpus Christi RAMP Champs
 
Rotary District 5930 Serving our Youth Luncheon
 
Ribbon Cutting with the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi for the new Trike Trail at the Ronald McDonald Charity House Corpus Christi 
 
Million Dollar Dinner
 

District 5930's Million Dollar Dinner

To donate go to rotary.org/give

 
 
 
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930
End Polio Night with the Vipers took place on March 25, 2017 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo County.  The event included six Rio Grande Valley Rotary clubs teaming together with the Western Conference Champions RGV Vipers basketball organization to raise money for the eradication of Polio. 
This year five of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Rotaract students will be traveling to Atlanta for the Rotary International Convention. We are excited to grow as young professionals and thriving  future Rotarians on a global level.  Our goal is to raise $1200 to cover our traveling expenses. In the next few months we will be working hard to plan bake sales, car washes, and profit share events with local restaurants.

We are open to come talk to  Rotary Clubs or send a short video to  share our efforts. If you can support us in anyway that you can please let us know.

Please contact tamuccrotaract5930@gmail.com for any more information.
 

❤️ARE YOU A PEACEBUILDER? ❤️ 

HOW DO WE BECOME A PEACEBUILDER CLUB?

Step 1: Form a Peacebuilder Committee in your club.

April 20 was a special day at the last TAMUCC Rotaract meeting of the semester. We closed the chapter on a Rotaract year of great memories by celebrating memories and seniors graduating in May and December 2017.

We started a new chapter with passing the torch to a new amazing officer group! Chris Mata will be the Fall semester 2017 Rotaract President! Congrats, well deserved to you all.

Thank you Assistant Governor Leo Barrera for your inspiring speech and constant support!

Special thanks to Rotary Club of Southside Corpus Christi for these amazing Rotaract graduation cords and stoles!
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
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I have been asked, "How do I get a pair of End Polio Now shoes like yours?”

Contact:
Rotarian Art Bautista (District 5890 - Houston Metro Area)
abautista721@sbcglobal.net

What a deal he has for you. You will be able to help End Polio Now and get your pair of shoes
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
District Sponsors
 
 
Rotary International Convention

RI CONVENTION 

Celebrate with us in Atlanta

It's just a few months until we'll be together at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta -  June 10-14 - celebrating The Rotary Foundation's 100th anniversary, networking with old and new friends, and enriching our Rotary experience. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time, and you can save if you register by 31 March. If you've already registered, be sure to invite your Rotary friends.

You're invited to a special event in Atlanta, hosted by our Zone  - Southern Dinner in the Park. View the printable flyer here.