Members of the Rotary of Austin Club's DEI committee participated in the 33rd Annual Austin PRIDE Parade on August 12.
They carried a banner proclaiming their club's 100+ years of service in the community and were happily surprised to have many people approach to share their stories of interacting with Rotary while in high school and at service projects around the community. Over 200,000 people attended the event and it was a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of Rotary's mission and goals to a huge crowd of people in a relatively short time. Among the dozens of participants were IBM, Apple, KUT Radio, First United Methodist, Episcopal Church, Lexus of Austin, Austin Football Club, HEB, Fairmont Hotels, Expedia Group, T Mobile, Austin Police, Austin Firefighters Association, Austin ISD, Bank of America, and Merrill Lynch.