District 5870 Central Texas showed up!!  The Foundation Gala was a great night of fellowship and celebration. Thank you for making the evening a huge success.
I NEED YOUR HELP Overall, Rotarians are contributing less this year and we have seen a significant downward trend in Annual-Fund contributions as the year progresses.  I am asking members to give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and have created the following opportunities: (click the blue links below for more information)
  • Check out the Raffle Mania page to find out how your Foundation contributions can earn you entries for a chance at 1 of 4 great destination prizes while also counting towards your Paul Harris Fellow & Major Donor status . All revenue raised through Raffle Mania benefits the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.
Grand Prize: 6 night/ 7 day stay at a Cozumel beachfront villa, click here for photos. 
  • The PDG Gonzalo Garza Points Match will be available in March/April to help you attain your next Paul Harris Fellow. 
Some of our accomplishments during the first 7 months of this Rotary year are:
  • Pints for Polio, Pies for Polio, and World Polio Day events have helped us have already attained our Polio Plus goal for the year! Way to go! 
  • More District 5870 Rotarians are giving $25 
  • We fully funded the $20,000 Ukrainian Child Refugee Camp. Click here to see the story featured in Rotary Magazine - Rotary Voices Blog and here to view the project video on Youtube.
  • 50% of our members from 47 clubs participated in the District-wide Food Packing Project, conducted during my official visits. 
Don’t forget to Save the Date: 2023 Conference of Clubs April 28-30 in Corpus Christi (registration coming soon). Our featured event & Raffle Mania drawing will take place at the Texas State Aquarium, overlooking Corpus Christi Bay on April 29. Hospitality suites, fellowship & fun will abound at this year's conference and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for your support of our Rotary Foundation and for your commitment to Service Above Self.  I hope to see you as I am out and about in the District.
DG Shannon