May 2021 EDITION
News Around The District
DG Rick Stacy's May Message
What?  100 years old?  Are you kidding me?  District 5870 not only has one Rotary Club celebrating it’s 100 Year Anniversary – we have FIVE!
Selection of District Governor Nominee

It is my distinct honor and privilege to formally announce that Bob Crouch of the Rotary Club of Killeen Heights is now officially our District Governor Nominee and will serve as our Governor for Rotary Year 2023-2024. Bob is a great Rotarian and good friend who I know to be exceptionally well prepared for the job!  Please join me in congratulating Bob on his selection as our 109th District Governor.

Registration Open for Leadership Installation
Please plan to join us on Saturday, June 26th for the installation of Beverly Luedke as the 107th Governor of District 5870.  This event is open to all Rotarians!
Introducing Texas Hill Country Passport Club!
After more than nine months of recruiting, the new Texas Hill Country Rotary Passport Club acquired the necessary number of charter members (20-plus).  We had 22 total charter members in our application) when we submitted it to Rotary International two weeks ago.  We have been greatly assisted in this process by the leadership of the recently chartered North Austin Metro Rotary Passport Club (first Passport club in the district) and District Governor Rick Stacy and Monique Hodges, Corsicana Rotary, both of them members of the District 5870 New Membership Task Force. 
Rotary to Honor Top Grads
Taylor Rotary Club will recognize the top 10% of local graduates and award its scholarship at the Rotary Scholars Banquet on Monday, May 10.
Golf Tournament Huge Success
The Rotary Club of Taylor on April 9 was a huge success. Thanks to organizing Rotarians Ryan Stiba and Austin Brown, the Club has more money to spend on its Rotary Scholars Banquet, scholarships and community projects.
“BBQ Festival Event” in Bastrop 2021 by Rotary Club of Bastrop County
The Rotary Club of Bastrop County plans to host a BBQ Festival Event in on Sep 3-5, 2021. This includes a “sanctioned BBQ competition, fundraising, Fun, and Information event” with goals of having a major event in Bastrop, raising funds (primarily for local organizations and projects), fun, and information activities.
Flatonia Pool House Storage Shed
Flatonia President Larry Haas and President-Elect Gerald Freytag, on Thursday. April 22 removed the old roof and decking, replaced rotted supports and replaced old facia with hardie board siding. The City of Flatonia pool storage building will be another service project that will help the community.
SOUTH AUSTIN Rotary club member Mickie Powers happily smiling after purchasing a month’s supply of disposable plates to serve meals at the soup kitchen that the club, as well as individual club members,  have generously supported.  
Cluster Meetings
On April 9th, Killeen Heights Rotary held  our 2nd round of CLUSTER MEETINGS. Rotarians  gathered at 5 socially distant, COVID-19 mindful locations for breakfast, fellowship & networking.
Partnering Project 
The Rotary Club of Marble Falls worked on a joint service project with fellow Rotarians from District 5890 during their District Conference at Horseshoe Bay Resort. 
Service Above Self: 2021 Youth Citizenship Awards
Twenty-one high school seniors in McLennan County are being recognized for their volunteerism and service in the 41th annual Youth Citizenship Awards sponsored by the Rotary Club of Waco and the Tribune-Herald. The students are usually honored at a spring luncheon held by the Rotary Club, but for the second year COVID-19 is limiting recognition to a socially
distanced award presentation. They will be recognized at a drive-thru reception Monday at the Lions Den.
Marlin Rotary Club Co-Hosts National Remembering Our
Fallen Tribute Towers Exhibit
A first-of-its-kind traveling exhibit showcasing the ultimate sacrifice of military and first responders who’ve died from wounds in the War on Terror since September 11, 2001 until today was at the Marlin City Park Pavilion on Thursday, April 29th through Wednesday, May 5th.
Donation to Community First 
After  the Rotary Club of Austin heard from Alan Graham, the founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First, our club learned that the residents love to watch DVDs so our club purchased a variety of movies to donate to the Community First lending library.
Belton Centennial Celebration
You're invited to attend the Rotary Club of Belton's Centennial Celebration!
Rotary Marks 100 Years in Taylor
Dignitaries and Rotarians from around the area joined in the party on Saturday, May 1, to celebrate the Rotary Club of Taylor’s first 100 years in the community.
Caldwell Rotary offers Free Rabies Clinic
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the Caldwell Rotary Club and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary of Medicine worked collaboratively to offer a free rabies clinic. The event was held at the Burleson County Fairgrounds from 3pm to 7pm.  80+ dogs and cats from the community were vaccinated at no cost to the owner.
Upcoming Events
May Theme - Youth Service
May 01, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Multi-Party Bash
Kalahari Resort
May 14, 2021 – May 16, 2021
Austin Comsopolitan's Virtual Concert Series
May 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Round Rock Sunrise's Pints For Purpose
Third Base (Patio)
May 23, 2021
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
June Theme - Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2021 – Jun 30, 2021
Rotary Day of Service - Rise Against Hunger
Community Gardens
Jun 05, 2021
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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