News Around The District
DG Jim Henry's May Video Chat
District 5870 Central Texas COVID-19 Response
District 5870 has contributed a total of District Designated Funds of $111,102 to Covid-19 related activities. We created and funded a District DAP Grant in the amount of $61,102.  We were awarded from The Rotary Foundation a District Disaster Response Fund Grant in the amount of $25,000.
District Zoom Series - Staying Connected
We as Rotarians, must try our best to live up to this year’s theme of  Rotary Connects The World.  More importantly we must first continue to connect with each other.  Our District has created a a series of Zoom Meetings so we can continue this connection: Zoom Series - Staying Connected every Friday at 4PM. 
Rotary Club of Austin awards over $50,000 in Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Austin awarded over $50,000 in scholarships last Tuesday to deserving students in the Austin Texas area. What makes this program special this year is the chair of the program, Vlad Bahrencu (pictured). 
Rotary Club of La Grange Creating Smiles
Rotary Club of La Grange has been busy creating smiles this week. They delivered lunches to many essential businesses in their community as a show of support and a "Thank You" for all that they do. Providing just a bit of joy in these most unusual times.
Marble Falls Rotary Food "Flash" Mob
First let me say, this was not my original idea.  It came from ADG Bob Crouch from Rotary Club Killeen Heights.  Most good ideas come from someone else.
Thank You For Your Sacrifice
Northwest Austin Rotary found a way to not only provide service during Covid-19 but to support a local business as well. They purchased meals for healthcare workers from Austin Catering. For which, they are delivering approximately 64 meals every Friday to St. David’s Main and St. David’s Round Rock until the end of May.
Covid-19 Doesn't Stop Temple South
Nor Rain nor Shine nor Snow nor CoVID 19 could stop the Rotary Club of Temple-South from Service.  The Rotarians of the Temple South club participated in two separate projects to support Families In Crisis Central Texas, a domestic violence shelter for battered women and children, during the pandemic. 
Rotarians for a ‘Hearty’ Cause
The Rotary Club of Round Rock loves their BBQ from Pok-e-Jo’s each week.  However, in this time of COVID-19 there are more important needs here in our community. 
South Austin Rotary Helps Soup Kitchen During Pandemic
South Austin Rotary has been helping a soup kitchen in South East Austin at South Austin Market Place transitional housing facility that houses more than 170 people in a high risk environment.
Service Above Self in the Community
Rotary Club of Killeen Heights and its Satellite Club are providing humanitarian aid to their local community amidst the coronavirus.  The Clubs volunteer biweekly with the Killeen Food Care Center, a local food bank. 
Service Opportunities During Covid-19 Pandemic
Here is a list of potential service projects that can be done during the Covid-19 pandemic:
  • Join the CAR PARADE at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center every Monday night, at 6:30PM. Your support is needed to cheer on medical workers and patients! 
  • Rotary Club of Temple-South​ is collecting essential supplies like cleaning supplies, diapers and paper towels/toilet tissue for Families in Crisis. If you would like to donate, please take to Fast Signs/Papergraphics on 31st Street and drop in the box outside. 
  • Volunteer at SENIOR ACCESS - need financial support and volunteers to shop for seniors
  • Service for a fellow Rotarian - who is quarantined and needs help with meals/groceries & pharmacy. Check your members. 
  • Stocking clothes closets or food pantries
  • Distribution from the same entities
  • Shopping for neighbors or friends
  • Church or other programs helping seniors or those subject to virus
  • Delivering food, medicine, etc to nursing homes, senior centers
  • Write a note to thank your local nurses, and healthcare workers
Project - Volunteer Surge
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our healthcare system to its limits. We can take action now through a citizen volunteer opportunity called Volunteer Surge! Rotary Clubs across the country are partnering with Volunteer Surge to recruit one million volunteers to participate in a new program that provides training online, for free, to become a Telehealth Worker or a Community Health Worker. Rotarian founded nonprofit The Global Impact Group is leading this effort. Click here to join the effort called Volunteer Surge! 
Upcoming Events
May Theme - Youth Service
May 01, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Zoom Meeting Series - Staying Connected
May 08, 2020 4:00 PM
Grants Management Training Seminar #4
Georgetown Health Foundation
May 09, 2020
Zoom Meeting Series - Staying Connected
May 15, 2020 4:00 PM
Vocational Scholarship Interviews
Central Texas College
May 16, 2020 9:00 AM
Zoom Meeting Series - Staying Connected
May 22, 2020 4:00 PM
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