JULY 2024 EDITION
News Around The District
DG Doug Smith's Message for July
As we step into a new Rotary year, a world of possibilities unfolds before us. July marks the beginning of this exciting journey, filled with opportunities to make a positive impact on our communities. While we embark on this new chapter, let us celebrate the spirit of Rotary and the power of service that unites us all.
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Rotary Landmark Map is LIVE!
The Rotary District 5870 Central Texas Rotary Landmark map is now LIVE!! All year, we have been asking for Clubs to submit their landmarks. Click to view the map. Do you have a Rotary Landmark (bench, marker, park or little library to add to our list? Click here to submit your landmark and a photo.
 
Congratulations Rotary Rockstars!
Congratulations to the following clubs for earning the PUBLIC IMAGE 2023-24 ROTARY ROCKSTAR AWARD: Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest, Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club, Rotary Club of South Austin, Rotary Club of Marble Falls, The Rotary Club of Caldwell, Texas and the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas!
Prepare for the New Rotary Year!
Are you ready for the NEW ROTARY YEAR? Check out the LEARNING CENTER at My Rotary for courses on Public Image, Membership, Club Leadership, Professional Development , Service and more! This is a great resource to get training on #Rotary! Requires a My Rotary account. Visit - https://my.rotary.org/en/
July Environment Minute - Meatless Monday
Methane is the primary contributor to the formation of ground level ozone, a hazardous air pollutant and greenhouse gas, exposure to which causes 1 million premature deaths every year. 
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Join Us For An Unforgettable at the Killer Dueling Pianos Fundraiser
The Rotary Club of Temple invites you a night of music, fun, and philanthropy at the Killer Dueling Piano fundraiser on Friday, July 12th at the Mayborn Center in Temple. This event promises to be a highlight of our July calendar, offering an evening filled with lively entertainment and the opportunity to support meaningful causes. Tickets and sponsorships are available! The single tickets are $100 per. This event always sells out! Buy tickets: centraltexastickets.com
Bibliobus Momentum in Madagascar
Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's efforts to expand child literacy and internet access in Madagascar are rolling right along! The club's mobile library project "or Bibliobus" has visited over 12 cities since the start of the year. 
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Rise Against Hunger 
Recently the Rotary Club of Austin Southwest and Oak Hill United Methodist Church worked with the Rise Against Hunger folks to package 10,000 meals. Always a fun and worthwhile event.  
Operation Vacation
The Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen hosted a military family from Ft. Cavazos, SGt. Divine Jack, his wife Nina who is also an Army soldier and their three kids. The Rotary Club of Killeen arranged for a rent car from Killeen Toyota for the weekend along with gas money.  
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Caldwell Holds Annual Law Enforcement Banquet 
For the 22nd year, the Rotarians of Caldwell, Texas, have worked together to create an event to honor and recognize the four law enforcement agencies of Burleson County. This year members from the Burleson County Sheriffs office, the Caldwell Police Department, the Somerville Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety were honored at the annual banquet held at 6pm on June 28, 2024 at the Caldwell Civic Center.
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Westlake Rotary is a ShelterBox Gold HERO
Congratulations to Westlake Rotary for receiving the ShelterBox Gold Hero Award! A ShelterBox Gold HERO is a Rotary Club that has committed to making an impact in worldwide disaster response by giving $5,000 within the Rotary year. 
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Save the Date!
The Marble Falls Rotary Club will hold its 75th annual Community Fish Fry and Raffle on September 21, 2024 at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls.
Noble Rotarian 
The Rotary Club of Harker Heights exemplifies the principle of "Service Above Self." On June 21st, they achieved a significant milestone with their inaugural "Noble Rotarian" ceremony, a groundbreaking tribute honoring two fallen members—a first of its kind worldwide. 
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You're Invited to Attend the McGregor Centennial Celebration
Tickets and Sponsorships are available! Contact mcgregorrotary@gmail.com.
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Liberian Celebration
To celebrate our global grant which is underway in Liberia, we shared a Liberian meal as part of installation of new officers and presenting Paul Harris recognitions along with planning an upcoming project called Faith for Kids in Liberia. All in person and on Zoom. We celebrate Service Above Self.
Bastrop County 2024-25 Installation
Out-going President David Johnson installed new Bastrop County officers on June 21. Joni Thompson will lead the club through the coming year, with Vicky Lindsey as Vice President. Other new officers include Wick Baker, Treasurer; Mike Goebel, Foundation; and Michal Hubbard, Public Image.
Upcoming Events
RYLA Camp
Twin Lakes Family YMCA – Cedar Park
Jun. 30, 2024 – Jul. 05, 2024
 
July Theme: Maternal and Child Health
Jul. 01, 2024 – Jul. 31, 2024
 
Temple's Killer Dueling Pianos
Mayborn Convention Center
Jul. 12, 2024 6:30 p.m.
 
August Theme: Membership & New Club Development
Aug. 01, 2024 – Aug. 31, 2024
 
McGregor's Centennial Celebration
The Event Exchange Center
Aug. 17, 2024
 
Public Image Seminar #1
TBD
Aug. 24, 2024
 
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Cedar Park-Leander
 
Austin-Southwest
 
Rockdale
 
Flatonia
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