News Around The District
DG Jim Henry's March Video Chat
Click on the photo to listen to DG Jim Henry's March video chat.
Celebration of Clubs Early Bird Registration 
Take advantage of early bird pricing for the Celebration of Clubs on May 1-3 at the Bevy Hotel and Conference Center in Boerne, TX! Price is $195 per person for 3 days and includes meals. Early bird pricing ends on April 3rd. Register now to save $$s! Special room rates are also available for $159 a night plus taxes. Click here to register. 
Students Experience Hands On Science 
The students at Pecan Springs got to learn about caving today from Cave Sim.  They experienced pulleys to get in caves, cave rescue, cave crawl spaces and even got to go inside a  man-made cave with stalagmites and Cave surprises.  This project was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austin and Cosmopolitan in conjunction with AISD.  What a fantastic experience for these students and hands on science.
Austin Packs Meals for Rise Against Hunger
A grand 25,700 meals packed at Rise Against Hunger event hosted by the Rotary Club of Austin this past weekend! Way to go all Rotarians, families and volunteers! 
Mark Your Calendar For Club Leader Training
Come learn what DGE Rick Stacy has planned for Rotary 2020-21 and get Club Leader Training at District Assembly on Saturday, April 18 at Central Texas College. Cost is $25. Click here to register.
Cedar Park-Leander Supports Local Literacy
Last month, The Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander completed their DAP project.  They chose to support local literacy by helping a Title 1 school in their district by purchasing and distributing books.  Once the books arrived, they sorted them by grade level and put stickers inside indicating they were gifts from the Rotary Club. 
Operation Military Vacation by Rotary
The Rotary Clubs of Austin & Killeen along with the Hospitality Industry have found a way to honor a military Ft. Hood soldier every month for the last fifteen years. This  family as part of Operation Vacation,Sgt. Ashley Prince, her military husband Harmer and their daughter,  Aubrianna spent last weekend in Austin hosted by the Hilton Garden Inn Airport. Their meals were comped: gift bags with entertainment packages and snacks were delivered and County Line on the Hill provided them with an “all you can eat” BBQ dinner with all the trimmings. The family felt like royalty and knew they were truly appreciated.  Thank a soldier!
Water Project in Cameroon
Late in 2019, the Waco Rotary Club partnered with Waco Sunrise RotaryRotary Club of McGregorKilleen Heights RotaryLake Brazos Rotary Club WacoRotary Club of ShinerRotary District 5870 Central Texas and Rotary International to collect funds for a water system project in Nsam, Cameroon.
Killeen Heights Helping Renovations at Shelter
A renovation to a Central Texas shelter is helping families overcome hardships and benefiting the community. Killeen Heights Rotary Club allocated over $19,000 of a District Assistance Program (DAP) grant to help in renovating and refurbishing the Families in Crisis kitchen and dining area.
Austin-Southwest Partners with Entrepreneurship and Kids
The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest is partnering with the locally initiated “Start Up Kid’s Club” with a $5000 grant and by providing member volunteers to mentor in the afterschool program for budding entrepreneurs.
Yoakum Brings Joy to Patients
Rotary Club of Yoakum successfully delivered 116 bears to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi on Monday, February 10. This hospital averages 100 children per day, but the average increases during a busy "flu season".
Pflugerville's Roaring 20's Casino Night
What an amazing time our our Roarin' 20's Casino Party! We had some great food, wonderful entertainment with Marilyn, enjoyed some fun gambling, and gave away so many great prizes!
Rotary Volunteers Give Out Free Books to Students
Books for Me is a great program offering free books to students at Pecan Springs Austin. Our Rotary volunteers from Austin, University and EClub volunteer to help the librarian do arts and crafts with the students about animals and then they help the students pick out a  book that becomes their “forever” home reader.  This  helps create a love for reading with the students and a community service opportunity for our volunteers.  

Thanking The Military
The Rotary Clubs of Killeen and Austin have found ways to thank our military with special weekends at Austin hotels once a month to give the family quality time together in a fun place-Austin. This is through Operation Vacation Ft. Hood   in partnership with Rotary, Hyatt Regency, County Line and Visit Austin.  The Guico family spent a complimentary weekend @ the Hyatt Regency with all kinds of special services including a specially baked cake from the staff. The County Line on  the Lake hosted their Saturday family style bbq dinner.  Austin Rotary gave them passes to Austin Park n Pizza and Rotary Killeen arranged a rent car.  It was a very special way to thank a soldier.
Round Rock Rotary's Car Thing Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Round Rock is proud to present the 22nd annual Ron Morrison Car Thing on March 28th, 6pm at the Chasco Family YMCA in Round Rock.  The event will celebrate the life of our beloved Williamson County Commissioner who passed away in September of 2016 after a battle with prostate cancer. The lifetime Round Rock resident was known for his sense of humor, hard work and dedication to the community. He was a Round Rock High School teacher and Co-operated Morrison Auto with his wife prior to serving three terms as County Commissioner in Precinct 4.  Please contact Matt Baker @ 512.496.3736 or any Rotary Member for tickets. Additional details in event flyer.
Global Grant Making A Difference
Last night, I was the program for the Club Rotario Oriente de Tuxla meeting in Tuxla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. I spoke entirely in Spanish about Rotary Foundation Interim visits and led a problem solving exercise in Spanish about the strengths (Fortalezas) and challenges (Desafios)
Upcoming Events
March Theme - Water & Sanitation
Mar 01, 2020 – Mar 31, 2020
Flatonia's Pints For Polio Event
Mar 07, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
World Rotaract Week
Mar 09, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020
Membership Seminar
Chamber of Commerce
Mar 21, 2020
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hutto Rotary's Bowling Tournament
Spare Time
Mar 24, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
PR Rockstar Challenge Deadline
Mar 30, 2020
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