News Around The District
DG Shannon Coleman's February Message
District 5870 Central Texas showed up!!  The Foundation Gala was a great night of fellowship and celebration. Thank you for making the evening a huge success.
Raffle Mania 2023
4 Chance to Win! Tickets are $75, $50 for each additional ticket. Drawings to be held April 29 @ Conference of Clubs, Corpus Christi. Raffle ticket revenue benefits The Rotary Foundation - Annual Fund. Click here to learn more & buy tickets.
Meet Us In Melbourne!
At the upcoming 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia not only will you have the opportunity to meet and network with thousands of servant leaders from around the globe, but you'll also enjoy one of the world's most vibrant cities.
District Service Project - Backpack Friends
Rotary District 5870 Central Texas funded the Backpack Friends Service Project with $28,000 through a Rotary Foundation District Grant to provide meals to school age children & teens who suffer from weekend hunger, due to food insecurity. 1100 Rotarians from 47 clubs provided the labor to pack 6,400 bags to be distributed in schools within the district. Play video
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training - March 2023
Take your leadership skills to the next level with Rotary Leadership Institute Training! There are 3 separate training sessions (3 hours each) held on Zoom. Cost is $50 per session. Must take the sessions in order. Session 1 training begins March 2023. Learn More.
Peacemaking in February
Rotary has a long history of seeing peacemaking and conflict resolution as central to its mission and identity. Indeed, the purpose of Rotary affirms we are to “advance peace” and mission of The Rotary Foundation is to “help Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace…”
January Membership Moment

It was wonderful recently to see the Rotary float in the Rose Bowl parade to begin this new year; the commentators were very kind to speak of the fantastic work of Rotary around the world.  As 2023 is upon us, we need to ask, “Is our club friendly and welcoming?”

Rotary Theme 2023-24 Revealed
Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally announced his theme for the 2023-24 Rotary year, “Create Hope in the World”. He explained that the goal is to restore hope to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and to help achieve lasting change. He emphasized the need for peace and continuity, including work to empower women and work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, while not neglecting our mission to end polio.
Volunteers Needed - Rise Against Hunger Event
The Rotary Club of Yoakum is hosting a RISE AGAINST HUNGER EVENT on February 18th at Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Parish Hall at 9AM-11AM. Volunteers are needed! Click to register.
PDG Tim Buckley Awarded 2023 Citation for Meritorious Service
Congratulations to PDG Tim Buckley!
Volunteering at SAFE Alliance
Five members of the South Austin Rotary Club worked a three hour shift at the SAFE Alliance warehouse on Saturday, January 14,2023.  We sorted, packaged, and organized donations and made a substantial impact in their warehouse. We like to think we partnered with them to help stop abuse and provide a safe place for the abused.  We left feeling fulfilled and happy to have helped! 
RC of Georgetown Philanthropy Project Receives Top Award from Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
The Georgetown, Texas Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Chairman’s Gala and Awards Dinner, and the Georgetown, TX Field of Honor® was presented with the premier award of the evening, the Jesse “Buz” Sawyer Award.
Operation Vacation - January 2023
The Rotary Club of Austin & Killeen  hosted our next monthly military family from Ft. Hood for a fun weekend in Austin -SFC Richardson, Justin, his wife Autumn and their two adorable daughters,  Evolet 6, and Aria 3 at the Hyatt Place Four Points. 
Promote Your Club, Inspire Your Community
Visit the District's Public Image Resource page to access resources, templates and media contacts to share your club’s stories of impact and show your community we are #PeopleOfAction! You'll find training videos, templates, tools, a direct link to RI's NEW and improved Brand Center and MORE. Click here.
Cluster Meetings
The Rotary Club of Temple brought a new twist to their weekly lunch on January 19th. Instead of meeting as normal, the club broke up into 8 Clusters to meet in small groups at member's place of business. This gave 8 members the opportunity to show off their location and share about their company. Even more allowed everyone to visit about their experience with Rotary and how better they could serve in the organization.
Pints for Polio 
The Rotary Club of Flatonia will hold their annual Pints For Polio Fundraiser on Saturday, 4 March 2023, from 6-8 PM. The local sponsors will be Henry K’s, Wine Haus, and Red Vault Bistro, all located in downtown Flatonia.
Casino Night 2023  …Another Winner!
The Rotary club of Caldwell hosted its ninth annual Casino Night on January 21, 2023. The Caldwell community and showed up in force at the night’s event, enjoying food, gaming and fellowship.

Cameron Rotary Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup
Twelve members of the Cameron Rotary Club picked up 31 bags of trash along US 190 west of Cameron on Saturday, January 21, and didn't let the sprinkles stop them. Don't Mess With Texas!
2023 Bowl-A-Thon
The Austin N. Metro Passport Rotary Club is holding its 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2023 at the Highland Lanes in Austin.

And the winner is…Hermetta Paul!
Rotary Club in Marlin sends a big thank you to everyone who participated in Rotary’s Drawing 2022! The funds raised will be used for community service projects.

Outstanding Club Service
Nancy exemplifies "Server Above Self" by initiating projects that support the Northwest Austin Rotary and the community at large. We are proud to have her as one of our most active members and to acknowledge her as our ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH.
Upcoming Events
Feb. Theme: Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
Feb 01, 2023 – Feb 28, 2023
Rockdale's 9th Annual Casino Night
The Ranch
Feb 04, 2023
Pre-PETS Training
Texas A&M University Central Texas - Warrior Hall
Feb 11, 2023
Lone Star PETS
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb 23, 2023 – Feb 26, 2023
Rotary's 118th Birthday
Feb 23, 2023
Grants Management Training Seminar #2
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb 26, 2023
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