News Around The District
DG Shannon Coleman's November Message

Imagine… You’re eight years old, It’s Friday afternoon at school. For many kids your age, the weekend is a time for soccer games and laughter. For you, it’s a reminder of the poverty you live in and the empty feeling in your belly because there is very little food in your home. 

Registration Now Open for Foundation Gala
Join us on Saturday, January 28th at the Courtyard Marriott in Pflugerville for an evening of connection, relationship building and fun as we celebrate our support of The Rotary Foundation. We will recognize new/elevated Major Donors & Bequest Society Members and present the Distinguished District Service Award & Citation for Meritorious Service. 
District Wide Service Project - November Update
Over 1060 Rotarians from 49 Clubs have filled 6,400 bags to help feed children at risk of weekend hunger. Backpack Friends has been an incredible partner and their mission to feed hungry kids is incredibly inspiring.
Pies for Polio Recap
Rotary District 5870 Central Texas 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. Club members around central Texas have been taking the challenge! See the Video.
Make Plans to Visit the Georgetown Field of Honor 
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown (TX) Foundation, the Field of Honor® is an emotion-filled display that is something you not only see but you feel. Walk among the 1,600+ majestic waving full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags that honor past and present military, first responders, K9, and Equestrian heroes. 
Register Today for Rotary International Melbourne
Here are a few reasons why you should go to the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia. 
Adoption Fest
Adoption Fest, Austin Cosmo Rotary's biggest service effort of 2022, was held this past Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Park.
Monthly Membership Moment
Hello Rotarians.  Your District Membership Committee will publish an article each month entitled the Monthly Membership Moment.  What we hope to do with these articles is to help your club and give some tips regarding membership that may help you with membership growth in our district. 

Killeen Heights Rotary Fundraiser
The lucky winning bidder will receive four tickets plus free premier parking to the home game on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at noon. The seats are in section 126, row 12, seats 6-9, and parking is in lot 15.
Learning “The Ropes” about Rotary
West Austin meeting and eating go well together so our new members did both. Each officer gave them a report on what their position is doing to change the world. The new women members were also given a Celebration of Women in Rotary pin along with an historical account of how and when women were initially admitted to Rotary.

Deutschenpfest Success!
From set up Thursday, to final touches Friday, to starting the Pfestival Friday night, to pouring and serving all day Saturday, to supporting the pfun run Sunday , and to final tear down Sunday afternoon, these volunteers, friends, and family SERVED HARD. We are so excited for such a fun year at Deutschenpfest and thankful for @pflugerville_tx for an amazing weekend.

Cedar Park Volunteers Pack 9,000 meals
Northwest Austin Rotary Club put the call out, and many answered. On Saturday, October 16, over 60 volunteers showed up at the Cedar Park YMCA to help pack nearly 9,000 meals. Northwest Austin purchased raw materials from The Outreach Program, and with the help of area Rotary members and community volunteers, nearly 7,000 packaged meals were prepared.
Congratulations ShelterBox HERO
Congratulations President Heather and the Rotary Club of Austin Westlake for your recognition as a ShelterBox Bronze Hero! You are making an impact on worldwide Disaster Response.
Caldwell Rotary Helps Brazos Valley Gives Raise Over $1,000,000 for Local Non Profits
On October 18, 2022 out Rotary Club worked with Brazos Valley gives to raise money for their annual Day of Giving. The Community Foundation strengthens the 7-county region of the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington Counties) through philanthropy by raising and stewarding assets to provide permanent funding sources to support local charities, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, civic efforts, scholarships, and community grants.

DG Shannon Coleman Awarding Major Donor Award
DG Shannon Coleman presents Bill and Joan Miller Major Donor Level 1 at the Sun City 25th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 25th at the home of Adaire and David Wolf. Also pictured RF Director John Chenoweth and PDG Rich Kaye.

Rotary Club of Georgetown TX Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Celebration
 Nearly 150 guests and members of The Rotary Club of Georgetown TX filled McKinney Hall at Georgetown’s First United Methodist Church to celebrate the Club’s 60th Anniversary of service to the community.
Pecan Springs Halloween Event 
At the Pecan Springs Elementary School, the volunteers of the Rotary Club of Austin and the University Area Rotary Club provided pizza for their Halloween Event.  This was a huge success and the students had a safe opportunity to get candy from the teachers sitting next to their Halloween decorated trunks. Thanks Rotary.

New Paul Harris at Sun City 25th Anniversary
DG Shannon Coleman presenting Michael Burke with 1st Paul Harris pin at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Sun City Rotary Club (Georgetown) with PDG Rich Kaye and RF Director John Chenoweth looking on.

Pies for Polio Chief Competition
Marble Falls Rotary Club hosted Pies & Pints for Polio Thursday, October 20 in Harmony Park in downtown. Marble Falls Police Chief Glenn Hanson and Fire Chief Russell Sander were pitted against each other in a campaign to raise funds for polio.
Bat Cruise Rotary E-Club of Central Texas
On September 27th, our Rotary E-Club of Central Texas along with other Rotarians and guests took a Boat ride on Lady Bird Lake in Austin for a Bat Cruise.

Ending Polio with Pies and Pints
Rotary Clubs worldwide are "End Polio Now" ambassadors ( To help the fight against polio, several local Rotary clubs established two fundraisers.
Rotarians Label Books Among Los Muertos
West Austin Rotarians were “living it up” among the dead at the Wooldridge Elementary Library on Nov. 3rd.  
Upcoming Events
Lakeway/Lake Travis Annual Car Raffle
Aug 11, 2022 – Nov 10, 2022
Marlin's Drawing 2022 Fundraiser
Sep 28, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
November Theme: Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 01, 2022 – Nov 30, 2022
Hallettsville's Annual Gumbo Supper
King of Columbus Hall
Nov 07, 2022
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Shiner's Election Day Pancake Breakfast
Methodist Church Activity Center
Nov 08, 2022
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Somerville Rotary's Pancake Supper
Lee Scott Masonic Lodge
Nov 10, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
View entire list
Northwest Austin
Cedar Park-Leander
South Austin
Austin NxNE
Austin North Metro Passport, Round Rock & Round Rock Sunrise
Austin Southwest

EarlyAct FirstKnight

Harris Elementary
RC of Austin North Metro Passport
RC of Austin University Area
Flatonia Elementary
RC of Flatonia
Submit your stories and events for the newsletter and social media!  Contact Pam Blankenzee
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7