Lone Star Telegram - January 2018


Happy New Year 2018!!
Message From DG Gene Holiman
Welcome to the New Year (or Part Two of Rotary Year 2017-18)
The first half of Rotary Year 2017-18 here in District 5870 was unique, to say the least, and challenging. Three major hurricanes struck Texas and Puerto Rico (I include them because they came to our rescue after Harvey hit, before a subsequent storm devastated their own island). Major earthquakes rocked our sister District 4130 in Mexico. And then a major fire leveled the resort where we had planned to host our May District Conference in Boerne. Talk about a 1 - 2 - 3 whammy!!!!

Per Capita Foundation Giving - as of December 31, 2017, (Top 25 Clubs)

View the breakdown of the Per Capita Foundation Giving as of December 31, 2017

PolioPlus Contributions – as of December 31, 2017, (Top 25 Clubs)

View the breakdown of the Top 25 PolioPlus Contributions

Annual Giving As Of December 31, 2017

View the breakdown of Historical Giving of the Top 25 Clubs

The Jerry Johnson Testamentary Trust Match Program

The Jerry Johnson Trust Match

District 5870 has a unique method to help you become an initial (first-time) Paul Harris Fellow. Over the past six years, 1,207 Rotarians in 76 different clubs have taken advantage of this program, resulting in 619 PHFs. We hope to be able to help you, too.
The Jerry Johnson Testamentary Trust (the "Trust") will generally match contributions of new cash made during the current Rotary year to the Annual Fund-SHARE on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $100 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a first time Paul Harris Fellow.
Rotary Foundation Earns Top Rating on Charity Navigator
The Rotary Foundation has AGAIN earned a perfect 100 rating from Charity Navigator!! As a point of reference, Charity Navigator rates 8,000 of America's best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities.  Of these, only 65 have earned a perfect 100 rating.  Our Foundation is one of those 65.  Read More
EAFK program in District 5870 for 2017
Below is a list of the EAFK schools and sponsoring Rotary clubs within District 5870
Early Act First Knight
Early Act First Knight happenings around the district.
Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni current stats


Citation:  Mike Pfriem – Rotary International

For those of you who are new to this mailing, at the beginning of each quarter I compile and send updated employment statistics about alumni of the Rotary Peace Fellowship.

Here are the Rotary Peace Centers alumni statistics as of 2 January 2018. This update includes all of the 2015-17 peace fellows. Peace fellows from the most recent class at Bradford will be included in the next update.



Rotary Club Of Burnet Partners With LCRA
LCRA presented the Rotary Club of Burnet with a $25,000 check as part of the LCRA's Community Development Partnership Program. The grant, with a match of $25,000 from the Rotary Club and up to $50,000 from the City of Burnet, will fund a new pavilion, playground shade cover, resurfaced basketball court and new goals, tables, benches and energy-efficient lighting at Live Oak Park in Burnet. This is a great example of the power of partnerships and the Rotary Club of Burnet making the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" come to life. 
Rotary Club Of Taylor Making A Difference
Rotary Club of Taylor spreading the holiday cheer in the community this past month with donations to the Taylor Police Department and Shepherd's Heart. Thank you for all that you do!
Killeen Heights Rotary and KPEA Team Up in the Spirit of Christmas!
 Killeen-Heights Rotary Club members and Killeen Police Employee Association teamed us this year to "start a Blue Santa" program that shares the Christmas spirit with local families that are experiencing difficulty this holiday season. Through coordination and collaboration, KPEA members and Killeen-Heights Rotary Club members were able to provide Christmas presents, winter jackets, clothes, and full Christmas meals to 7 families, including 18 children! 
Cameron's Global Grant Project With Parchur Central In India
Cameron's global grant was to provide Medical Equipment to Primary Health Centers (PHC) located at Pedanandipadu and Karamchedu Villages and Eye Hospital located at Macherla. The PHCs and Eye Hospital are not fully equipped with the required Medical Equipment and Patients are required to travel several hours to Guntur to take proper treatment.
KBTX Food For Families Food Drive
The Rotary Club of Caldwell making a difference with their volunteer efforts at the KBTX Food For Families Food Drive this past weekend. Demonstrating once again that we are People Of Action in our community! Thank you for your Service Above Self!
Helping Hand Home For Children
For over 90 years, the Rotary Club of Austin has organized a festive holiday party for the kiddos full of cookies, Christmas songs, gifts and even a visit from Santa! This year's party was one for the books. The children couldn't wait for the big party and some of them brought handwritten letters for Santa and his elf. 
Rotary Branding & Public Image Training Day
Come learn how to properly BRAND your Club as the CENTER OF SERVICE in your community through Social Media, News Media, and Branding Tools in a hands-on environment on January 20th 9:00AM - 2:00PM at the Georgetown Healthcare Foundation Community Rooms. This is a FREE event!! Seats are filling up fast! Register here: http://bit.ly/2BAfjKV
Polio Plus Update
The Gates Foundation is matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $50 Mil/Yr.) Our Rotary-wide 2017-18 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $50 Million + the $2 for $1 Gates Foundation Match
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