News Around The District
DG Bob Crouch's February Message
District Governor Bob Crouch shares his message for February. He talks about our successful Gala, investing in the Annual Fund and more. Click to listen.
Rotary International's 119th Anniversary - Feb. 23
On February 23, we mark a momentous occasion—the 119th anniversary of Rotary International! It's a time to reflect on the incredible journey that began on this day, almost a century and two decades ago, when the seeds of a global movement for positive change were sown.
Rotary Peace Fellowship
February marks Peace and Conflict Prevention Month within the Rotary community, a significant period that aligns with the availability of applications for our esteemed Peace Fellowships. These applications can now be conveniently accessed online through Rotary.
Celebrate International Women's Day with Rotary
This International Women's Day, March 8, 2024 let's come together to celebrate the incredible strength, resilience, and achievements of women worldwide! We invite all Rotarian women to participate in our special campaign by sharing a photo of themselves proudly wearing their Rotary shirts. Let's showcase the power and unity of women within the Rotary family!
How to Participate:
  1. Put on your favorite Rotary shirt and Rotary (Women in Rotary) pin.
  2. Strike a pose that reflects your strength and passion.
  3. Snap a photo and share it on your social media with the hashtags #1DistrictStrong #RotaryWomenRock #WomenInRotary
  4. Share it with the District (rotary5870prteam@gmail.com) so we too can promote District 5870 Women in Rotary! 
Rotary 2024-25 Theme Revealed
Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick revealed the 2024-2025 presidential theme, The Magic of Rotary, at International Assembly. 
"We are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand. It's up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member."
Austin Blood Drive 
The Rotary Club of Austin did a Blood drive at their meeting today. One of our new members, John Barclay was the chair and signed up 20 members for the drive. We plan to do another one in the Spring since We Are Blood makes this project very easy and blood is greatly needed after the holidays. Thanks Rotary!
Flatonia Rotary Donates Christmas Food Baskets 
On Thursday, 21 December, Rotary Club of Flatonia collected food items and donated two Christmas baskets. Each donation was a laundry basket plus 3 bags of food for Christmas and beyond. 

Keeping Styrofoam Out of the Landfill
Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest sponsors a booth the first Saturday of the month at SFC Farmers Market, Sunset Valley, to collect non-recyclable Styrofoam from the community. Club members take to Austin Rese/Recycle Center for reuse making insulation & other products. To date, 30 huge contractor bags collected! Supporting Rotary International goal of protecting the environment.
Rotary Legend Recognized 
Wednesday January 10th was a special day for the Shiner Rotary Club. Shiner Rotary honored a man who has been the cornerstone of the club for over 50 years. Bill Bradfield has dedicated much of his life to Rotary and to serving not only the community he lives in but people around the world.
May I ask you a strange question?  How many maroon trucks did you see on your way to your Rotary meeting last week?  My guess is that you saw many maroon trucks, but they did not stand out to you because you were not looking for them. 
25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Please join us for a day of fun and fundraising. Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest is having our 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Falcon Head Golf Club on Friday, April 19, 2024. Click here for more details and to register.
Waco Rotary Prepares to Honor Students
For the past forty-three years, Waco Rotary has honored students who excel in service in their schools and communities with a luncheon. Twenty-two Central Texas schools have an opportunity each year to nominate students for their Youth Citizenship Awards.
McGregor Rotary Honors First Responders
Wednesday, January 17th, the McGregor Rotary Club honored Central Texas first responders with a luncheon at The Exchange in McGregor. Responders from McGregor and Waco Police Departments as well as those from the McLennan County Sheriff's Department were present to enjoy a meal compliments of the club.
Lake Brazos Rotary Club Gives Bikes to Winners of Perfect Attendance
Lake Brazos Rotary Club in Waco gave away two bikes at each of four elementary schools in Waco in December. Students are excited to compete for the bikes, one for a boy and one for a girl at each school.
Waco Sunrise Rotary Club Little Lending Library
Waco Sunrise Rotary Club's Little Lending Library received a boost from a local businessman who donated more than eighty cases of books in November. Many of these books were used to fill the library, while the rest were sold to local second-hand book stores with all monies used to purchase age-appropriate books for the library
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The Bosque County/Clifton Rotary Club participates every year in the Neighborhood Clifton clean-up day. Rotarians come laden with tools, trash bags, and willing hearts to help neighbors with yard clean-up, trash and limb removal, and light yard work. 
Rotary Club of Austin Public Service Awards
The Rotary Club of Austin held their Public Service Awards event on Tuesday. The club recognized Sgt. Marc Taub for his outstanding 27 years with Travis County Sheriff’s department and for being part of the Special OPs department.
Caldwell Rotary Holds Annual Casino Night with Great Success 
Oh what a night!! The annual Caldwell Rotary Club Casino Night held January 20, 2024 at the Burleson County Fairgrounds was a great success.
Hill Country Foundation Scholarship 
Every year the Burnet Rotary Club has a fundraiser that benefits the Hill Country Foundation. The Foundation was started many years ago, and their goal is to provide every Senior from Burnet High School who is going on to further their education a scholarship.
Operation Military Vacation
PFC Jared Guzman and his wife Jomayra and baby Celine had a fun, free R&R in Austin this weekend thanks to the Holiday Inn North Central and the Killeen  Rotary and the Rotary Club of Austin.  The Killeen club arranged a rent car from Killeen Toyota and gave them gas money.
Upcoming Events
February Theme Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention
Feb. 01, 2024 – Feb. 29, 2024
Rockdale's 10th Annual Casino Night
George Hill Patterson Community Center
Feb. 10, 2024
2024-25 Pre-PETS
Texas A&M University Central Texas
Feb. 10, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rotary's 119th Anniversary
Feb. 23, 2024
Lone Star PETS
DFW Hyatt Regency
Feb. 29, 2024 – Mar. 03, 2024
March Theme - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Mar. 01, 2024 – Mar. 31, 2024
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Bosque County-Clifton
Austin Southwest
South Austin

EarlyAct FirstKnight

Hart Elementary
RC of Austin Northwest & RC of Austin NxNe
Giddings Elementary
RC of Giddings
Pecan Springs Elementary
RC of Austin
RC of Austin Cosmopolitan
RC of Austin University Area
RC of E-Club Central Texas
Raye-Allen Elementary
RC of Temple South
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