News Around The District
District Governor Beverly Luedke's March Message
It is FUNNY how time flies when you are either BUSY or having FUN!!!  For me, it has been this entire year.  We are into our last quarter of the year and we are still TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.  We have some exciting events coming up this month and I hope that each of you will take part.
Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there.  Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world. 
Get Ready to Celebrate at the Conference of Clubs
Mark your calendar for our Conference of Clubs on May 6-8th at the Waco Hilton Hotel! This will be a family-fun filled event along with a celebration for all the good that we have done this past year. Register now to lock-in early bird pricing (ends April 2). Click here for more details. 
Public Image & Membership Seminar - March 19th
Join us for the Public Image & Membership Training Seminar on Saturday, March 19 at the Georgetown Library 12:30-4:30PM. We close out the day with a Happy Hour at Mel's Lonestar Lanes. This is a free event and open to all Rotarians! Click to Register.
Grants Management Training - March 19
We will hold our second Grants Managment Training Seminar on March 19, 2022 on Zoom. Both the 3hr and 1hr sessions are available. Check this page to see if you qualify for the 1 hr session. Must register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Click here to Register.
Club Leader Training - April 9th
Come learn what DGE Shannon Coleman has planned for Rotary 2022-23 and get Club Leader Training on April 9th at Central Texas College in Killeen. 8AM-9AM is registration and a continental breakfast. Sessions start at 9AM. Cost is $30. Click here to register.
March ... I SPY THE GOVERNOR ???
Do you know where Beverly is? Hint, this place is near and dear to Rotary and District 5870. Yes, we know Governor Beverly is at the Central Texas College, but do you know why the Rotary Connection this month?
Local Rotary Clubs Co-Sponsor Rise Against Hunger Service Project
On Saturday, 5 February 2022, the Rotary Clubs of Flatonia, Hallettsville, Shiner, and Yoakum co-sponsored a global service project, Rise Against Hunger, at the Flatonia Civic Center. 
Flatonia HS Interact Club & Rotarians TeamUp For Highway Clean-Up Service Project
The Flatonia High School Interact Club and members of Rotary Club of Flatonia did a highway clean-up service project Saturday morning Jan 29th. Safety vest were handed out and the Interact Club made a difference to keep “Flatonia Beautiful”.
Bus Trip to the House of Friendship
If you would like to get a taste of Rotary International Convention without a lot of expense, PLEASE consider hopping on the bus in Georgetown on Saturday, June 4th for a one day trip to the RI House of Friendship in Houston
We Got Our Charter!
On November 9, 2021, the Rotary Club of Elgin, Tx received our Charter from The Rotary Foundation!
New Member Social
On February 9th, The Rotary Club of Marble Falls held a new member social at Double Horn Brewing Company in Marble Falls.
23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest is going to have our 2022 tournament at the beautiful Falconhead Golf Course on Friday, April 22, 2022. 
Valentines Chocolates for Hart Teachers
Rotary Club of Austin NxNE and the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin delivered some chocolates to our EAFK teachers at Hart Elementary.
Rotary Zone End Human Trafficking Meeting - Charlie Tebow, Survivor
CHARLIE TEBOW - Charlie is a survivor who has dedicated her life to serving others like them. In their day job, they are an advocate working with runaway and exploited youth to help them overcome complex and compounded trauma. Charlie has also served on various working groups. Click photo to play interview.
Roll Of Fame - March 20th Deadline 
As we begin preparing for District Conference May 6-8 in Waco, celebrating the Service and Dedication of Rotarians throughout the District is very important. Club  Presidents,  please consider nominating a member of your club for the Roll of Fame which will be awarded during the Sunday morning activities of Conference. 
Waco Clubs Check Presentation
District Governor Beverly Luedke, center, presents a check for $2,000 to Caritas of Waco Co-Executive Director Ann Burt Owen for the Rotary "Hunger Project--Helping Fight Hunger in Our Communities" initiative. Others pictured include Lake Brazos Rotary Club Waco President Tom Albers, Waco Rotary Club President-Elect RoseMary Mayes, Waco Sunrise Rotary President Margaret Ferguson, and Waco Rotary Club President Russell Livesay.
Rotary Club of Austin Blood Drive 
The Rotary Club of Austin heard that Austin was desperate for blood donors so our club decided to help. We  set up a Blood Drive bus at our February 8 meeting at the Ben Hur Shriner’s parking lot.
Elgin Food Pantry Donation
We received a grant from the Rotary Foundation just a few months after receiving our charter, and we are excited to announce that on February 8th, we were about to donate those funds to our local food pantry at the Elgin First Baptist Church. Our passion to impact our community is strong, and we are proud to align with The Rotary Foundation's focus on Community Economic Development! This is just the beginning for us!
Flatonia Rotary Hosts Pints For Polio
On Saturday, 12 March 2022, The Rotary Club of Flationia will hold it’s annual Pints For Polio Fundraiser in downtown Flatonia.
Public Image Super Star Challenge Helpful Links & Directions
We are approaching the wrap up of another very successful Rotary Year here in District 5870 CENTRAL TEXAS! As you and your clubs are reviewing your many many accomplishments…. We wanted to check in and provide a few helpful links and directions for the completion of the 2021-2022 SuperStar Challenge!  
Help Save UT Rotaract Club
We are looking for leaders and members for the Rotaract Club at UT. Please notify me if you have a child, a neighbor or just anyone you know who is a student at UT in the undergraduate program. Mary Reynolds of the Austin Club has through her club members, identified a couple of potential members for the Rotaract Club as well as some strong adult support for the Rotaract Club.  Contact me at or 512-922-0566. Betty Richardson
Bastrop County is Getting Busy
The Rotary Club of Bastrop County has been busy making partners and serving our community. 
Four-Way Speech Contest
The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas will be hosting a Four Way Test Speech contest for high school students on the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2022, and we would like to invite  clubs to participate.   The Four Way Speech competition will be a virtual speech competition for students in grades 9 – 12 based sponsored by our Club with cash prizes ranging from $300 to $100.
Temple Targets Human Trafficking Three Times
The Rotary Club of Temple focused a lot of attention in February on the scourge of human trafficking by scheduling two speakers at club meetings in addition to sponsoring the anti-human trafficking trailer at the Bell County Expo Center.
Celebration of Life - February
Upcoming Events
March Theme - Water & Sanitation
Mar 01, 2022 – Mar 31, 2022
Killeen Heights 2nd Annual Spring Classic
Stonetree Golf Club
Mar 04, 2022
Flatonia's Pints for Polio
Mar 12, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grants Management Training
Virtual Meeting
Mar 19, 2022 8:00 AM
Public Image & Membership Seminar
Georgetown Library
Mar 19, 2022
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 30, 2022
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