News Around The District
DG Bob Crouch's Message for October
District Governor Bob Crouch share his message for October. He talks about the Annual Fund Limited Time Match, World Polio Day and more! Click to listen.
Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24
Every year, Rotary members around the world mobilize for World Polio Day. We raise awareness of polio and gather support for our global effort to make sure that every child is protected from it. By staying tenacious, hopeful, and committed, we will make history by making polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated.
 Membership Moment - The Art of Retention --- Recognition
Several months back, we introduced The Art of Retention.  Retention will always be a topic of conversation and debate for membership-based organizations. There is no right way, or wrong way.  The “silver bullet” may work for one, and not the other. 
Peace Fellow Applicants Wanted for 2025-26
Each year, Rotary awards fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Laraine Lasdon, Rotary Club of Austin is leading the Peace Fellow program for Governor Bob Crouch.
Nominate for The Cliff Dochterman Award

In Rotary District 5870, exceptional service deserves recognition. The Cliff Dochterman Award celebrates Rotarians who embody the values of Scouting and Rotary's unwavering commitment to “Service Above Self.” The award’s namesake is Past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman, a dedicated Rotarian and revered Scouter. This award honors Rotarians who support both organizations.

Promote Your Club Fundraiser
Get more publicity for your Club Fundraiser! Submit here for District promotion on the calendar and social media: https://form.jotform.com/232186145707053
Marble Falls Rotary Does 9/11 Ceremony
The Marble Falls Rotary Club held its annual 9/11 Ceremony on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 9 am.

Rotary Club of Westlake Serves at Pop-up Birthday
Anthea Chlebek, Diane Hern, Mary-Ellen King, and Carol Barrett or Rotary Club of Westlake spent a little time in service the morning of Friday, September 8, 2023.
Rotary E-Club Provides Playground Equipment for Children

Rotary E-Club of Central Texas has partnered with the non-profit, Libraries of Love, to provide playground equipment for a primary school in Uganda.  This school has children who are blind as well as those with sight.  They also have many orphans and needy children.  The children are thrilled with their new playground.


It's Axe Throwing Time!
The Killeen-Heights Rotary club enjoyed some serious fun this past social by playing with sharp objects!
Cedar Park-Leander Installs Rotary Benches
The Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander has recently installed two park benches.  One, funded through a District 5870 grant, is now in Leander’s Devine Lake Park.  The second bench, purchased with club funds, is located at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA is Cedar Park.
South Austin Rotary Teams Up with Doodle Dandy Rescue
In a heartwarming display of community spirit and dedication to a noble cause, members of the South Austin Rotary Club recently joined forces with Doodle Dandy Rescue, an organization committed to rescuing and rehoming doodles and other deserving dogs. Together, they organized a fundraiser that not only raised funds but also created a ripple of goodwill within the community.
Planting Shade
This summer has been a hot one, with temperatures breaking records most days. Urban areas can experience significantly higher temperatures than the rural surroundings. These “heat islands” intensify energy demand, worsen pollution, and pose health risks. Two major causes of this phenomena include urban material properties and reduced natural landscapes in cities.
New Home For Styrofoam
Rotary Club of Austin Southwest is super excited about our Styrofoam project, and you should be too! We will collect clean, dry Styrofoam to take to the City of Austin's Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center on behalf of the community.
Temple Rotary Club Awards Funds to 2 Charities
The Rotary Club of Temple will be making donations of $10,000 each to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Feed My Sheep, both of Bell County.  CASA helps with foster children and Feed My Sheep helps homeless with food, place to sleep, and consulting.
The Rotary Club of Round Rock - The BBQ Thing
The Rotary Club of Round Rock recently held its first in-person fundraiser since Covid shut the world down, and it was a roaring success! The two-part event held at the Old Settlers Association on September 15th and 16th included the inaugural 1st Annual Round Rock BBQ Cook Off, sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbeque Society, and the Club’s 1st Annual BBQ Thing.
Where is the DG?
DG Bob Crouch is at the Dell Diamond on Rotary night in  Round Rock with his wife Colleen! District 5870 was well represented with the members of several clubs and a good time was had by all.
How to be a Bird Friend
Michael Goebel (past President Bastrop Rotary and Bastrop County Audubon Society) with these links on How to be Bird Friendly: 
Upcoming Events
2024-25 Global Grant Scholarships Applications
Jul 01, 2023 – Nov 05, 2023
October Theme - Economic & Community Development
Oct 01, 2023 – Oct 31, 2023
Cameron's Annual Spaghetti Dinner
CH Yoe High School
Oct 13, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rockdale's Pints for Polio Event
The East Bell Taphouse
Oct 15, 2023
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rotary Monster Dash
Harker Heights Community Park
Oct 21, 2023 8:00 AM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2023
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