News Around The District
District Governor Shannon Coleman's September Message
District 5870 New Member Orientation 
Please join us on Monday, October 3, 2022 for the District 5870 New Member Orientation.  This orientation will be from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM via zoom. Click to register.
Another Successful Military Mission in Austin
The Rotary Club of Austin & Killeen hosted our next Operation Vacation military family for an R&R in Austin with a complimentary weekend at Sonesta Select North Hotel on August 26-28. 
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International
Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position. She will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Rotary Limited Time Offer - August through October 2022
It's that time again! 
For a limited time starting on Monday, August 1, 2022, District 5870 will do the following:
Using Rotary Foundation Recognition Points generously donated by an anonymous donor, we will match contributions of new cash made to the Annual Fund-SHARE during Rotary Year 2022-23 on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $250 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8. 
Countdown for Global Grant Scholarship
Do you know a recent college graduate or graduating college senior that would like to do graduate studies at an international university in one of the Rotary Foundation’s Seven Areas of Focus? 
RI's Latest RI Statement on Polio
Here is the Official statement from RIP Jennifer Jones on what Polio means to Rotary and the World.  The three big takeaways are 1. Vaccination is critical  2.  Rotary's spearheading and development of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is essential to providing the path for and financing the final global Eradication of Polio  3. Take action Now!
New Rotary Year .. New Challenge!
We are excited to announce the kick-off of our new ROCKSTAR CHALLENGE! The Public Image Rockstar Challenge was designed to help Clubs increase their public image skill set.
Join the Content Creation Team
Do you like to create graphics? Have experience with video? We are searching for a few more members for the District Content Creation Team. Must have experience and will need to submit 2 designs that you have created. This team will receiving training and access to content creation tools. Click to apply.
Pies for Polio Challenge
Rotary District 5870 has set a goal of donating as much as we can to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund this year. This year, we introduced the PIES FOR POLIO CHALLENGE to help build awareness for our fight to end polio. All clubs are encouraged to partake in the challenge! Take a pie and share your video on social media!
Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives
Northwest Austin Rotary Club is proud to announce that our Rotary Youth Exchange Program has started again after a couple of years hiatus due to Covid-19. Our RYE student Isabela arrived from Barre Manse Brazil Thursday morning and was greeted by her host parents Tom Craig and Virginia D-Craig and Rotary District 5780's Coordinator for RYE, Sarah Brightwell. Isabela is following in her mother's footsteps as Ingrid was Virginia's first Rotary Youth Exchange Student in the late 90s. What a blessing to have Bela with us for the school year.

Join The E-Club Bat Cruise
The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is going to bats for kids. Join, the E-Club for our second ever Bat Cruise on September 27, 2022 at Lady Bird Lake boarding at 6:00 p.m. (Boat leaves at 6:30 p.m.)
Fed 200 Children with Hope Austin
Northwest Austin Rotary stepped out of their regular Friday morning meeting at Balconies Country Club to pack 200 food bags for children who would normally go hungry.
Rotary Club of Belton Upgrades Free Little Library
In May, the Rotary Club of Belton held a dedication ceremony for a Rotary bench and Little Library at Jeff Hamilton Park in Belton, TX. 
Shiner Rotary Makes a Donation to Shiner Animal Services
The Shiner Rotary made a $1000 donation to the Shiner Animal Services. This donation will be used to pay for an air conditioning/heating system to keep the animals comfortable. Pictured are: Alex Remschel (Rotary Pres.), Police Chief Kevin Kelso, Animal Services Officer Teena Davis, and Officer Greg Proske. 
Take Action on World Polio Day - Oct 24
Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for WORLD POLIO DAY to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated. 
Backpack Attack 2022
A new school year is like a new box of crayons - fresh, bright, and full of potential! However, as many as 5000 elementary and middle school students may not have the resources to start school with a backpack and school supplies this year.
2023 Rotary International Convention - Melbourne
Known as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne Australia plays host to the Rotary International Convention May 27 – 31, 2023. 
Helping Grieving Children
A special thanks go out to club president Debbie Tam, Raezel Poplawski, and Roger Nichols for getting up at 5 a.m. to make the 7 a.m. registration!
Take a Trip to India!
Serve others and experience some of India's most extraordinary sites! Take a trip to India with other Rotarians on 27 December - January 7, plus an optional 3 day extension trip to Varanasi. You will engage with local Rotarians for fun, fellowship and service opportunities, including taking part in Rotary’s Polio Eradication efforts by administering vaccine drops to children.For information & details, contact USA Trip Leader Todd Smith, 512.542.4485
Marlin Awards Vocational and Technical Scholarship
Valerie Ferguson is Rotary Club of Marlin sponsored awardee of Vocational and Technical Scholarship.
Celebration of Life - August
Upcoming Events
Lakeway/Lake Travis Annual Car Raffle
Aug 11, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
September Theme: Basic Education & Literacy Month
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 30, 2022
Pflugerville's Annual Casino Night
Pflugerville Hall
Sep 17, 2022
E-Club Bat Cruise Fundraiser
Sep 27, 2022 6:00 PM
October Theme: Economic and Community Development
Oct 01, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022
Yoakum's Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
Carter Farms
Oct 01, 2022
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West Austin
Copperas Cove
Austin Cosmopolitan
Marble Falls

EarlyAct FirstKnight

Harris Elementary
RC of Austin North Metro Passport
RC of Austin University Area
Pecan Springs
RC of Austin, 
Austin Cosmopolitan, 
Austin University Area
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