News Around The District
DG Bob Crouch's September Message
District Governor Bob Crouch shares his message for September; he discusses the District Service Project, the Navajo Water Project Global Grant, Suicide Prevention and more. Play video.
La Grange Aids Hawaii Relief
With vivid memories of the help La Grange got following Hurricane Harvey, the Rotary Club of La Grange quickly organized a fundraiser to assist recovery from the devastating wildfires in Maui.
September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, providing us with the opportunity to learn about and recognize risk factors and warning signs of suicide, support and refer those that struggle and save lives.
The Service Companion Club: A Membership Boost for Your Rotary Club!
Does Your Rotary Club Need a Boost? Ask yourself the following questions: Is your Rotary Club seeking more members? Would you like to involve the club in more service projects? Are you looking to diversify your membership base? If you've answered "YES" to any of these questions, it's time you considered the creation of a Service Companion Club.
World Suicide Prevention Webinar - Sept 9
Public Image Rockstar Connection Challenge
We are thrilled to announce the new Public Image Challenge that aims to not only enhance our club's public image but also foster stronger connections among our members, fellow Rotarians, and the broader community. Introducing the "2023-24 Rockstar Connection Challenge"!
Walk with Us to Prevent Suicide
Join the District 5870 DG Team at the OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALKS to raise awareness and to protect mental health and lives! There are 3 walks in Central Texas this fall.
Get Ready for World Polio Day
World Polio Day, 24 October, is right around the corner. Help us keep up the momentum on our top priority of ending polio by planning an event in your community and by continuing to raise funds for PolioPlus. Every dollar raised will be matched 2 to 1 up to $150 million. Click here for resources to promote your event.

Westlake Presents Scholarship Money
Each year Rotary Club of Westlake presents two scholarships to two high school seniors. These Westlake High School seniors have exhibited high performance working towards their college education. On Friday, August 11, the club presented Mitchell Schultz with his scholarship check. Mitchell will be a Freshman at University of Texas in Austin this Fall where he plans to study environmental engineering. Congratulations to Mitchell and Hook em!

Back To School
It was 108 in ATX but 153 kids (41 families) received their new school backpacks, clothes & school supplies at Southwest Family Fellowship backpack bash! -Rotary Club of Austin SW was happy to assist distributing the bags… -Families then got to play and get refreshed on watermelon & pizza! Lots of smiles!! We ❤️’d it!
Rotary of Austin at the PRIDEParade!
Members of the Rotary of Austin Club's DEI committee participated in the 33rd Annual Austin PRIDE Parade on August 12.

EAFK Launches the new year at Wayside Academy
Lady Amber got the students excited this week at Wayside Academy to kick off the new school year with the Early Act First Knight program. Early Act First Knight is a character-building program to engage students in service above self and virtuous leadership. Be on the lookout for volunteer signups at our partner schools: Wayside, Hart Elementary, Harris Elementary, and Pecan Springs Elementary as our first EAFK events begin in September.
Lakeway/Lake Travis Car Raffle Has Started
The Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis has begun its annual Car Raffle ticket sales. The drawing will be held at a gala on November 10, 2023, at the Flintrock Falls Club. The net proceeds will fund local scholarships and other charitable projects. The gross ticket sales last year were $122,300.
Stephanie Urchick Visits Rotary Club of Marble Falls
The Rotary Club of Marble Falls was privileged to be able to host Rotary International President-Elect in Marble Falls on Thursday, August 3.
Austin North Metro Passport Partners with Table of Grace
The Austin North Metro Passport Rotary club is proud to begin serving and collaborating with the Central Texas Table of Grace!
Adoption Fest of Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of Austin Cosmopolitan is organizing its annual flagship Adoption Fest that brings prospective adoptive parents and children currently in foster care together.
August Membership Moment
As we start the new Rotary year how would you like to attend an event that helps build relationships, hear from your peers about real life situations, maybe learn some new things and most of all have some fun.  If this appeals to you then I invite all Rotarians that have an interest in membership to attend our Membership Open Forum.
Bicycles for Summer Fun
The joy in giving, especially to children, is incalculable and once done, there is no turning back. The joy of giving accords a sense of purpose while evoking a feeling of gratitude toward others.
New Scouting Liaison
With great enthusiasm and a strong sense of purpose, I assume the role of Scouting liaison for District 5870. First and foremost, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Jon Yates for his dedicated and successful tenure as the previous liaison. His contributions have left a lasting impact on our Scouting community.

Park Bench at the Museum
Marble Falls Rotary Club in action. Lead by Jim Gallagher, the Rotary club of Marble Falls rebuilt and finished the Rotary bench at the local Falls on the Colorado Museum.
Rotary Serving our Military Heroes
SFC Sean Murphy and his family were hosted in Austin by the Sonesta Select North Hotel for two nights last weekend as part of Rotary’s Operation Vacation project to thank our troops. 
Rotary Environmental Advice for August
When in Drought Water Responsibly! Adopting water conservation principles, like planting native and responsible consumption in drought conditions, will help to preserve our landscapes and protect native species. How can we help from home?
Upcoming Events
2024-25 Global Grant Scholarships Applications
Jul 01, 2023 – Nov 05, 2023
September Theme - Basic Education & Literacy
Sep 01, 2023 – Sep 30, 2023
District Membership Open Forum
Facilities Resource, Inc. & Zoom
Sep 09, 2023
Rotary Night at the Ball Park
Dell Diamond
Sep 16, 2023 7:05 PM
Yoakum's Centennial Celebration Luncheon
Yoakum Community Center
Sep 23, 2023 11:30 AM
74th Marble Falls Fish Fry & Raffle
Marble Falls Lakeside Pavilion
Sep 30, 2023
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Lakeway/Lake Travis

EarlyAct FirstKnight

Harris Elementary
RC of Austin North Metro Passport
Austin University Area
Giddings Elementary
RC of Giddings
Wayside Elementary
RC of Austin
Hart Elementary
RC of Northwest Austin
RC of Austin NxNe
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