Youth Luncheon

Saturday, April 1, 2017
TAMU Kingsville
Guest Speaker - David Postic



Annual Foundation Awards Luncheon

Come and hear first hand about another person FLYING HIGH WITH ROTARY.
Amanda Lewis, Global Scholar, sponsored by Kingsville Rotary and D5930.

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Followed by Grants Certification Training
Solomon Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi TX 78401
April 22, 2017
RPM - Rotary Polio Moto

Fundraiser & Fellowship Motorcycle Ride

through Rotary District 5930 to end polio March 25-26, 2017

Printable Brochure

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Rotary Polio Moto

Route Log

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Polio Information

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Rotary Polio Moto

Watch our Numbers rise with the thermometer to the left.




D5930's Million Dollar Dinner

Was a success and everyone had a fantastic evening. Even if you missed the dinner it is not too late to join this record setting event.
We have currently raised $1, 756,166.

Can we get to

Two Million Dollars?

Give DGN Andy Hagan a call now at (956) 592-0944.
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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.
Important Information from the District

What we need from Clubs:

  • Door prize – value - $25-$50, suggestions - gift basket, gift cards
  • Project Display board of your signature project for fundraising or community involvement to share
  • A list of names with details and a picture of members who passed this year for our Celebration of Life.
  • Record attendance for your club at a District Conference. We have a great one planned.

What we need from Rotarians:

  • Donation of an item for our Mystery Box. This is a large box filled with all manner of things –pretty things, kitchen things, small appliances, gift cards, games, garden things, TV things, all manner of things. We guarantee that the box contains at least $2000 worth of merchandise. Raffle tickets will be sale for $10 a chance. Only 1000 tickets will be sold. Send it to District 5930, PO Box 51, Rockport, TX 78381 by April 22 or Bring to the Foundation Lunch on April 22. Call Nancy Paulson, 361-463-8791 or Terri Whitman, 361-205-7122 for more information.
  • Honor the Women in Rotary – attend a luncheon in Harlingen.
  • Your attendance at a Party – Friday night – Cinco de Mayo.
  • Being an audience member at several performances on Saturday. Especially – Amanda Wirtz
  • Walk on Sunday for Polio.
  • All this will give you a better view of our District and provide some fun for you and your family in Rockport and Fulton.
  • Care to share with us for our Conference Book – Why do your give to The Rotary Foundation? Share your reasons via an email to Nancy Paulson, Governor’s Aide at nancy@RockportWebSites.com. Deadline is April 10, 2017.

Available to either Clubs or Rotarians:

  • Do you have a small promotional item from your company that you want included in everyone’s conference bag? i.e. pen, notepad, flashlight, coozie, key chain, etc. Send it to District 5930, PO Box 51, Rockport, TX 78381 by April 22 or Bring to the Foundation Lunch on April 22.
  • We are offering a new service of having Rotary merchandise on sale at the conference. i.e. totes, banners, lapel pins, shirts, etc. If you or you club would like a table, we have 5 available at $100 each. First committed, first paid. All merchandise must have the new Rotary logo.
  • Ads in our Conference book at for sale for $50. Consider promoting your cub fundraising activity. Increase your check to $100 and we will put your ad on the big screens around our conference room all weekend. Rotarians can advertise their business. (Specifications - Size 4.75" w x 3.75" h, pdf or jpg, 300 resolution. send to Nancy@RockportWebSites.com. Deadline is April 10, 2017.
Thank you for for attention to these needs as we plan and prepare for YOUR Conference of Rotary Clubs.
Chairpersons of the Planning Committee for 2016-2017 District Conference of Rotary Clubs
JD Simpson, PDG & Terri Whitman

April 22, 2017 -

Foundation Awards and Grant Certification Training

  • District 5930 Foundation Awards Lunch - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Special Guest Speaker - Amanda Lewis, Global Scholar, sponsored by Kingsville  Rotary and D5930.
  • Grant Certification Training - 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Both events will be held at the Solomon Ortiz Center, 402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi TX 78401

Register Now for the Lunch and Training

Printable Flyer for Foundation Awards Lunch & Grant Training

More information click the read more button.

March is Water and Sanitation Month”
Rotary All Stars – Rotary makes amazing things happen like:
  1. Strengthening the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems.
  2. Providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene.
  3. Supporting programs that enhance communities’ awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  4. Supporting career-minded professionals’ studies related to water and sanitation.
  5. Creating tools and resources that facilitate, measure, and enhance high-quality water and sanitation projects worldwide.

March 13-19, 2017

World Rotaract Week

There is an opportunity to “plant the seeds of growth” in our Rotaract Clubs.  There are approximately 9,522 Rotaract clubs world-wide, with greater than 290 thousand members.  There are possibly as many Rotaract Clubs that have the same type of data integrity struggles as Rotary Clubs. 

Dear fellow Rotarians,Rotary will be partnering with other service organizations in an International Week of Service, 25-31 March 2017. All over the world, volunteers like you are working to improve their communities. In the spirit of Rotary Serving Humanity, I ask you to invite another local service group to volunteer with you.

HAPPENING MARCH/RPM UPDATE - End Polio Now D5930 fundraiser

organized by Lieutenant Governor for Youth Services, Joseph Michael Dickerson
We are still working to get the word out to all of our Rotary District. All of your help in spreading the news about this motorcycle ride to raise funds for END POLIO NOW happening March 25-26 throughout our district is greatly appreciated.
More information by clicking the read more button.
  • 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
  • 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)
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.
News from the Clubs of South Texas 5930
You are invited you to attend the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Award Dinner on Saturday, March 18, 2017.  The event honors the life and achievements of Harvey Weil, a longtime South Texas sportsman, attorney, conservationist and Rotarian who dedicated his life to the preservation of nature and sportsmanship.  To perpetuate Harvey’s legacy, distinguished individuals are honored at the dinner as the recipients of the Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist of the Year and Professional Conservationist of the Year awards.  The event raises endowment funds used to award grants that support research and education in the conservation of natural resources.  Since 1998, over $780,000 in grants has been awarded through the financial support of the dinner. 
We are happy to announce Steve C. Lewis is our Conservationist of the Year and Dr. Joan Holt is the Professional Conservationist of the Year
Individual reservations are $200.  For more information, please contact Lysa Chapman at 361.882.8672, Lysa@rotarycc.com, or visit www.rotarycc.com.
Scheduled for Sunday March 5th. from 12:30 to 6:00 pm.
At the Harlingen Rotary Bark Park.
District 5930 held our second Cadre/Membership Matters workshop in Laredo, Texas on Saturday February 11, 2017.  Rotarian and Cadre presenter Susan Urban from Oklahoma City delivered an award winning training to a captive audience of Rotarians, new, and prospective members, representing eight Rotary clubs.  Our district now has two workshops under our belt and has reinforced again, how important they are for membership development.
Dear Funders of two Rotary $30,000 Global Scholarships for Anja Nikolova with copies to other friends in Rotary;
Anja has forwarded to me an advance copy of the March magazine, well OK a picture of two pages from the magazine, and they are attached.
To provide a little background I am sending along my earlier email of February 7.
The Ghana project that Anja refers to in the article was funded on December 23 in the amount of $106,000 with 10 Districts and 12 Clubs contributing.
The Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club sponsors a Global Scholar - Crystal Nwosu. Here is a letter from Crystal about her experience.
Dear Rotarians of South Side Rotary Club,
It is nearing the half way mark of my Global Grant Scholarship period and all I have to say is: WOW.
Firstly, thank you again for selecting me and giving me the necessary support and funding. My actions will continue to support your organization’s aim to “Do Good in the World.”
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Rotary Districts 5750 and 5770 are hosting the second annual Sooner Rotaract Institute (SRI) at the University of Oklahoma! SRI is a full-day Rotaract training event featuring experts in the fields of leadership, public relations, communications, club membership, and more. Our mission is to equip Rotaractors with the information, skills, and resources necessary to make their Rotaract clubs and districts as strong as possible.
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.

The Ride ...

The plan is pass by or stop at many Rotary cities within District 5930. Rotarians and non-Rotarians can get involved by riding, donating, or hosting an event.
This motorcycle ride and fundraiser is part of something bigger than our South Texas District. This is a part of a global initiative to eliminate this crippling disease from the planet. View the whole Route log (as of 1/31/2017, subject to change).

Join in On Fundraising ...

  • Every dollar counts and the dollars you contribute could be the dollars that finally help the Polio Plus program achieve its goal of complete eradication.
  • All donations are a tax-deductible contribution.
  • Plus! Rotarians will receive credit for a Polio Plus donation, so please make a note of your Rotary club name & member number as your donation dedication.
  • Make Check Payable to: RI Foundation FBO Polio Plus (FBO means For Benefit Of)

Other Ways You Can Help ...

Click the Read More link to find out ways you and your club can help.
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
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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Why D5930 Rotarians Give

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