News Around The District
DG Jim Henry's October Message
Three months into this Rotary year and I have visited 41 clubs as of October 1.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I am having a ball visiting with the clubs and their boards.  It is amazing what Rotarians in our district are doing.  There are so many wonderful service projects going on that have such positive effects in the local communities.  The generosity of our Rotarians continues to astound me.  Already after only 3 months we have raised over $250,000 for the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation.  We are well on our way to another great year of doing Good in the World.
District 5870 Rotary Foundation Recognition Awards
At the Rotary Institute for Zones 25B-29 in Kansas City, District 5870 received a Recognition Award for our District giving for Rotary year 2018-2019.  We received recognition for First in our Zone for Annual Fund Giving.  The total was $753,842.  A recognition for First in Annual Fund Per Capita Giving.  The per capita was $306.94.  And a recognition for Second in Total Giving.  The amount was $1,004,530.  These were all records for our District and reflect the generosity of Rotarians in District 5870.
PDG Rich Kaye Honored at Zone Institute
PDG Rich Kaye was recognized at the Rotary Zone Institute in Kansas City for his generous contribution to the Rotary Foundation. Rich was recognized as a member of the Arch Klumph Society Chair’s Circle and a new member of the Legacy Society. What an inspiration to us all!
Become A Rotary Rockstar!
Are you participating in the 2019-2020 PR Rockstar Challenge? This is the first ever District Wide Competition focusing on your Club's Public Relations/Image and we want you to be a PR ROCKSTAR!  Watch the video above for details and PR ROCKSTAR CHALLENGE webpage on the District Website for a printable PDF and other helpful resources available to help you achieve each level! Deadlines for Level 1-3 is Nov. 1st! Your content must be submitted to rotary5870prteam@gmail.com to qualify.
9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony
On 9/11/19, the Rotary Club of Marble Falls noon club held their 18th annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls and it was both impressive and well-attended.  Burnet County Judge James Oakley was the keynote speaker, Mayor John Packer proclaimed an official “Day of Remembrance” in Marble Falls, and many local first responder groups and Chiefs were present and/or involved. 
It's Tamale Season in South Austin!
Tamale Season is here again, and The South Austin Rotary Club has a great way for you to get the BEST Tamales in Texas... and MAKE A DIFFFERENCE at the same time! Each CASE contains 2 dozen DELIA’S Tamales of the same flavor and is packaged in an insulated sport pack.
Rotarians Partner With Variety's Peaceable Kingdom 
Rotarians across the District and Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom partnered up to build an amazing interactive playground that will serve thousands of children each year. Other partners include Cinemark, KaBoom and Keurig Dr. Pepper. In the three days with over 2015 volunteers they built a KaBOOM! playground Variety Texas / Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children. 7000 children a year will play here!!
Director of Killeen-Heights Rotary Service Projects, Clarence Enochs adds, “By participating collectively we can make a significant impact across communities and continue to serve children for years to come.”
E-Club Sponsor Bat Cruise - October 22
The E-Club Central Texas is sponsoring a Bat Cruise in Town Lake in Austin and wants to invite surrounding clubs in the Austin area to come join them!  When: Tue, October 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm WhereLone Star River Boats 208 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX (mapDescription For more information and ticket purchasing:https://rotaryeclubcentex.org/sitepage/bat-cruise-2019
Cedar Park-Leander Fights Against Hunger
Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander working “Doing Good in the World.” This time helping pack out food for local Texans in need as well as Bahamians temporarily knocked down by hurricanes. 
Plates For Polio
Come out and support Temple South Rotary's Plates For Polio Event on October 24 from 11:30AM to 10:00PM at BJ's located at 3550 S. General Bruce Dr. Building G in Temple. With each flyer (printed or digital) presented during the event, BJ's will donate 20% of food and soft drink sales to END POLIO.  Click here to download flyer. 
Canine Companions for Independence
Grady Brown, the past President of the Rotary Club of Temple, Texas, had a great love for dogs.  During an obedience course for his own dog, Grady met a classmate who was training a dog to be a therapy dog with Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).  Grady was so enamored by the organization and process that he arranged for CCI to do a presentation at Rotary.  As a result of the presentation, the current President of the Rotary Club of Temple, Dr.  Phil Davis got interested in training a dog for CCI as well, and, so the “Journey” began.
Bastrop County's 9th Annual Men Who Can Cook Fundraiser
Mark your calendars to be in Bastrop, Texas on November 23, 2019! The Bastrop County Rotary Club will be hosting its 9th Annual Men Who Cook fundraiser at the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center. This “International Edition” of our all male chef extravaganza will highlight world class cuisine from the kitchens of 24 chefs. Your $100 ticket includes opportunities to bid on Live and Silent Auction items, and an open bar, live entertainment and dancing will make the 2019 Men Who Cook a special experience.
Upcoming Events
October Theme - Economic & Community Development
Oct 01, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019
South Austin's Annual Tamale Fundriaser
Oct 03, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019
Yoakum Annual Sporting Clay Shoot
Carter Farms
Oct 05, 2019 9:00 AM
La Grange's Annual Oktoberfest Beer & Wine Fest
Oct 05, 2019
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pflugerville's Annual Pints For Polio Event
The Growler Bar
Oct 10, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Global Grant Selection Committee Meeting
Oct 12, 2019
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