News Around The District
DG Beverly Luedke's April Message
I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!!  The trees are budding, the bluebonnets are blooming and Rotary Benches are popping up EVERYWHERE!!  This is an exciting time for Rotarians and District 5870 as many things are coming to fruition.  We have completed a couple of our District projects we set out to do in July and the others are close to completion.
Ukraine Response Update - March 23
Visit https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-responds-ukraine-crisis and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
Do you know where Beverly is? Hint, this place is near and dear to Rotary and District 5870.
Volunteers Needed for 2 Rise Against Hunger Events
Volunteers are needed for two Rise Against Hunger Events in the month of April!  First event hosted by the Rotary Club of South Austin is on April 23, 2022 9AM-1PM at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 US-290. Click to Volunteer Second event hosted by the Rotary Club of Austin is on April 30 at Casa Chapala, 9041 Research Blvd #100. Click to Register.
Temple Rotary Raises $16,000 for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief
The Rotary Club of Temple has raised $16,000 for food, water, medical equipment and shelter for refugees from the conflict in Ukraine.
Rotary Club of Flatonia Annual Pints For Polio
Flatonia Rotary members are taking action to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. 
Join the District to Empower Girls on April 23
One of our Rotary District 5870 service projects this year is Empowering Girls and Women. Belton and Cedar Park have already had service events, and now Georgetown Days for Girls is our focal point for our final district service project for this project.
Rockin' Rotary
The Rotary Club of Belton invites the public to the Rockin’ Rotary Street Party with Hair Metal Giants on stage performing rock classis from the 1980’s. Break out your best 80’s rocker gear, lawn chairs and blankets, and come join our club in Downtown Belton, April 8th from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Rotarians Ready to Tee-Off in Taylor
Have fun and fund scholarships at the annual Taylor Rotary Club Golf Tournament Friday, April 8, at Mustang Creek Golf Course. For information on having a team or sponsoring, email Austin Brown at abrown5@farmersagent.com.
Career Day
On February 17th, The Rotary Club of Marble Falls hosted  Career Day for juniors from Marble Falls High School and Faith Academy.
Organizational Meeting for Possible New Club in Lampasas
Rotarians from District 5870 Leadership met with Lampasas' Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Melissa Unger about developing a Satellite Club or Rotary Club in Lampasas County.
Volunteering at Round Rock Serving Center
Lori Scott, Executive Director of the Round Rock Serving Center, spoke to Round Rock Sunrise on February 18th. The club presented her with a check for $1000 on behalf of the Copperas Cove Rotary Club.
Harris Elementary EAFK Knighting Ceremony
The students at Harris Elementary in Austin were honored  today for the trait of Citizenship by Sir James. The parents of the honorees were invited to attend and this character program is sponsored by the University Area Rotary and the Austin North Metro Passport Rotary Clubs.
ANMPRC's First-Ever Fundraiser
Please help make the Austin North Metro Passport Club's first fundraiser a success! Sign up a team or consider sponsoring a bowling lane. The event will also have a silent auction, raffles, and food! The bowling will be family-friendly and not competitive. The event is April 24 from 2-4:30 at Highland Lanes (8909 Burnet Road) in Austin. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-bowl-a-thon-tickets-259853487777
Bastrop County Rotary Installs New Park Bench
The Rotary Club of Bastrop County has installed a new park bench adjacent to “Smitty” the nation’s largest gingerbread man, in Smithville. In the peaceful park where Smitty resides is a tranquil garden with gingerbread mosaic walking paths, and art abounds.
West Austin Rotary Project Update
The Rotary Club of West Austin would like to announce that we are nearing completion of our second Global Grant.  This is a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Bilampi, Nicaragua benefiting 43 families.
RYLA's New Name
We have it!! RYLA has a new name!! Thank you to everyone who submitted such great ideas for RYLA. We had 60 submissions. I love our District and am so grateful for your help!! I could not have picked this name on my own!
Tour of Peaceable Kingdom
Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (PKRC) is going to give a tour of their facility and have lunch there on April 28, from 10a – 2p (PKRC will order box lunches - $10.00 per box – payable at the door). All are welcome!
Clothes to the UT Career Closet
The Rotary Club of Austin donated two carloads of new or gently used professional clothes to the UT Career Closet. The clothes are available to students as they prepare for graduation,  job interviews and entering the work force.
Temple Rotary keeps growing!
Rotary Club of Temple has added 12 new members so far this fiscal year, including three more pictured here with their Rotary sponsors at a recent meeting at the Central Fire Station in Downtown Temple.
Corsicana Rotary Club Donates Bleachers
The Corsicana Rotary Club presented bleachers to the Corsicana Parks & Recreation Department Tuesday, March 22nd. 
New at the District Conference this year!  Special Friday afternoon Break Outs
As a new feature of the District Conference this year, Rotarians will have the opportunity to participate in Friday afternoon break out sessions to receive training and professional development at no extra charge. 
Rotary Honors Our Troops!
SFC Adam Gonzalez and his lovely family from Ft. Hood enjoyed a complimentary weekend in Austin through Operation Vacation. 
Human Trafficking at CD Fulkes MS
Round Rock Sunrise worked in conjunction with District Governor Beverly to host Jim Weber at CD Fulkes Middle School in Round Rock on January 31,2022.
Upcoming Events
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health
Apr 01, 2022 – Apr 30, 2022
Caldwell's Casino Night
Expo Center
Apr 02, 2022 6:00 PM
Taylor's Annual Golf Tournament
Mustang Creek Golf Course
Apr 08, 2022
Club Leader Training - District Assembly
Central Texas College
Apr 09, 2022
Grants Management Training Seminar #3
Central Texas College
Apr 09, 2022
CTE Scholarship Application Deadline
Apr 15, 2022
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RC of Rockdale
Dawson & Hart
RC of Austin
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