News Around The District
DG Shannon Coleman's Message for May

I can’t begin to express how blessed I feel to be a member of Rotary District 5870 Central Texas!  We have such a great group of Rotarians lending their support to our club and district service opportunities, events, and our Rotary Foundation in order to ensure that we can continue to do good in our communities, district and our world. 

Join Us at District 5870 Installation
Come join us at the DG, District & Club Leader Installation on Saturday, June 24 at 11:30 at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. Located at 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen, TX. Attire: Beach Casual or Scottish Garb. Tickets $30/person or buy a table for 8 at $240. Open to all Rotarians!
Congratulations to the 2023 District Service Award Recipients!

District Service Award recipients: Cindy Brummer (Austin), Dee Thomas - (Cedar Park-Leander), Joan Bohls (E-Club of 5870), John Schwebke(Georgetown-Sun City), Barker Keith (Lakeway/Lake Travis), Ellison Crider (Marble Falls), Nancy Lehmann-Carssow (Northwest Austin), Beverly Luedke (Temple South).

2023 Roll of Fame Honorees Announced at District Conference
Congratulations to the 2023 Roll of Fame Honorees: Dr. Tina Ady (Killeen Heights); Carol Barton (Marble Falls); Joan Bohls (E-Club of 5870); Ben Carsow (Austin - North by Northeast), K. Paul Holt (Waco);  Ellen Hunt (Austin); Daniel Junek (Caldwell); Kenneth Kidd ( Pflugerville); Lindsay King (Corsicana); Chuck Mazac (La Grange); Hanspeter Tobler (Northwest Austin).
Bravo to the 2022-23 Public Image Rockstars!
Shout out to the following Clubs for completing all five levels of the Public Image Rockstar Challenge: Austin, Austin-Southwest, Cedar Park-Leander, Belton, Rotary E-Club of Central Texas, Flatonia, Georgetown, Marble Falls, Northwest Austin, Pflugerville, South Austin and Taylor!
Call to Action! Copyright Trolls Pursuing Rotary Clubs
Clubs continue to post images and other media (cartoons, songs, etc) online in disregard of copyright laws, resulting in a considerable increase in claims activity under the U.S. Rotary Club & District Liability Insurance Program ("Program").
Guests +Welcoming Environment = Growing Membership
Prospective member recruitment is unique to each and every Club – its membership, city, meeting venue, community service projects, etc.  But there are some practices all Clubs and their members can follow to welcome visitors to their Club and plant seeds for future Rotary membership.
Think Big, Act Big
Rotary Club Of Addis Ababa Central Mella, the Rotary Club of North West Austin and Water To Thrive are partners in this Environmental project as part of the Rotary Foundation Grant we received to plant hundreds of fruit trees in rural villages in Ethiopia thus finishing a large water well development project. 

Rotary in Service of Peaceable Kingdom
Killeen Heights Rotary Service Project Peaceable Kingdom: Clearing brush/trees around playscape for installation of a much-needed shade structures This project is an opportunity for us to give back to the community and help create a safe and enjoyable space for children.

Caldwell Rotary and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine Partner for Community Wide Rabies Clinic
The Caldwell Rotary Club held its annual Rabies Clinic on April 18, 2023 at the Burleson County Fairgrounds. For several years now, the club has provided this opportunity free to the public in an effort to make our community safe and prevent disease. We have been able to partner for the past 3 years with the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. This year was another great event with well over 120 dogs and cats vaccinated! Thanks also to Boehringer Ingelhein for providing the vaccines.
Cedar Park-Leander's Charity Garden Party
Pull out that sundress and big hat and come join the Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander at its Charity Garden Party on June 10, 2023 at 6PM! The Garden Party is open to the public (with limited capacity) and through advanced ticket purchase. Enjoy live music, catered bites, craft cocktails & wine, rolling out cigars, silent auction, pop-up shopping, yard games, and helping a great cause.

Pet Adoption Event
On Saturday, 15 April 2023 the Rotary Club of Flatonia partnered with Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter of La Grange for a fun service event. GJAS brought 8 dogs to Flatonia to meet and greet prospective families for adoption. It was a beautiful day and everyone, including the dogs, enjoyed being outdoors and socializing. Rotary Club of Flatonia also donated 8 bags of dog food to the Shelter. Teresa Stanley Brown, Director of GJAS and Flatonia Rotary are already looking forward to next year's meet and greet!
Rotary Club of Austin Scholarship Winners
The Rotary Club of Austin continues to make education available to deserving students, who might not be able to find funding anywhere else.  Seventeen (17) students received a total of $78,950 this past Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Austin meeting.  
Tanzania Children's Choir is Coming to Texas
The Tanzania Children’s Choir (TCC) will be in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas-Ft. Worth, & Killeen from late May 2023 until early July 2023 and will be offering concerts at many churches and other venues.
Rotary awards $6K to THS grad
Rotary Club of Taylor honored the top 10% of graduates from local high schools and awarded its $6000 Bunnell-Rotary Academic Scholarship Eva White at the club’s annual scholars banquet on May 1.
Pecan Springs Special Event and Sleep- over
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Austin helps with special events at Pecan Springs in Austin  last Friday. Students were given a chance to earn a spot at the event by completing all the educational assignments they were given to help them get ready for the next part of STARR testing. The Rotarians  enjoyed working face to face with the students on both water  and skill testing.
Killeen Rotary Earns 100% Paul Harris Club
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Killeen under the leadership of Club President, Jarrod L. Weaver for accomplishing 100% PHF Club for the 22-23 year!

Dr. Toni Hicks Speaks in Sun City
Dr. Toni Hicks, Superintendent of Jarrell ISD, addresses the Sun City Rotary Club. Dr. Hicks explained the challenges involved in keeping up with the exploding population and corresponding increase of students in the city of Jarrell. The meeting was held at the new Hacienda Senior Living Complex adjacent to Sun City.

Swan Songs Social
Our social gathering was a pure delight and very special. We begin the evening with a meet and greet over appetizers in Alison Batlin's living room and plenty of fine wine to drink.
Celebration of Life - April
Upcoming Events
May Theme: Youth Services
May 01, 2023 – May 31, 2023
Rotary International Convention - Melbourne
May 27, 2023 – May 31, 2023
June Theme: Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2023 – Jun 30, 2023
Cedar Park-Leander Garden Party Fundraiser
Private Backyard Setting
Jun 10, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Deadline to submit 2022-23 DAP Grant Final Report
Jun 15, 2023
DG & Club Leader Installation
Texas A&M University Central Texas - Warrior Hall
Jun 24, 2023
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