News Around The District
DG Beverly Luedke's June Message
Time has definitely flown……just a short 11 months ago, I had a lot of plans, goals and hopes for District 5870.  And now, looking back over the past 11 months, I am thrilled to say that many of them came to fruition.  Rotarians of District 5870, YOU can be so proud of what you have accomplished.
Register to District & Club Leader Installation
Come join us on Saturday, June 18th at Concordia High School Cardinal Hall in Pflugerville as we install our District / Club Officers and celebrate the 2022-23 Rotary International "Imagine Rotary" theme!  Tickets - $45/per person - includes a buffet luncheon & includes adult beverages.
Congratulations Betty Richardson!
Congratulations to Betty Richardson who was awarded the 2021-22 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SERIVCE ABOVE SELF AWARD! Betty is an amazing Rotarian who lives the life of Service Above Self. She is a member of the RC of Austin University Area.
Public Image Super Star Winners!
The following Clubs completed all 5 levels of the Public Image Super Star Challenge and will receive a super cool HASHTAG sign and 3 Yard Signs that we will have shipped to each of the current Club Presidents. THANK YOU for being a PUBLIC IMAGE SUPER STAR CLUB!
Monarch Butterfly Project
Hats off to the #Rotarians and the McGregor Interact Students who participated in the Monarch Butterfly Service Project at District Conference. Each participant had the opportunity to assemble a kit for an educator, which contained seeds, lesson plans, and supplies for educating children about monarchs and encouraging them to plant milkweed. 50 kits were assembled and were delivered to schools on the Waco area.
Rabies Clinic for Caldwell Area Residents Sponsored by Rotary Club and Texas A&M
The annual Rabies Clinic sponsored by the Caldwell Rotary Club was held on May 3, 2022 from 2-6pm at the Burleson County Fairgrounds.
Sprinkling a Little Love on Jackson Park
Rotary Club of Temple joined together on Saturday, May 14 to sprinkle a little love on a beautiful community park.  
8th Annual Flatonia Rotary Golf Fundraiser
Flatonia Rotary Golf Tournament was a big success on Sat. 14 Teams played great golf but a chance to sink a hole in won to win a new Ford Bronco fell short. Golfers played for a cause, with 100% net proceeds to benefit local & international programs. 1st place winners flights 1,2,3
Rotary Awards $6K to THS grad
Rotary Club of Taylor honored the top 10% of graduates from local public schools and awarded its $6000 Bunnell-Rotary Academic Scholarship Trey Boles at the club’s annual scholars banquet on
May 2.
Promise House Roof Being Installed as Donations Pour In
The RC of Temple-South banded together and raised $3500 on a flash project to completely furnish one of the seven bedrooms for the new $1.3 million dollar facility Family Promise of East Bell County under construction in Temple.  
E-Club Hosts Four-Way Test Speech Competition
The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas hosted a Four-Way Test Speech competition on May 12 via Facebook Live.
Books for Me Day at Pecan Springs Elementary Austin 
These PK4 students at Pecan Springs Elementary in Austin are SO excited about the books they just received  from Ms. Echols, the librarian at  their “Books for Me” Day at Pecan Springs Elementary in Austin.
Marble Falls Daybreak Rotarians participate in 5K fundraiser for local Recovery House 
For many years Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary has been a supporter of the Open Door Recovery House, a local, residential, sober–living home for women who are rebuilding their lives and breaking the chains of addiction. Open Door has been very successful, providing a 65% to 80% non–recidivism rate each program year, over its 12 year tenure, for their successful participants.   
Caldwell Rotary Uses DAP Funds to Provide Books for Every Pre K Student in Caldwell ISD
Caldwell Rotarians made an investment of their DAP funds by purchasing books for every Pre K student at Caldwell Elementary. 
Rotary Club of Pflugerville leads effort to replace markers in historic Black cemetery
St. Mary’s Cemetery lies within Pflugerville’s Historic Colored Addition, a parcel of land off West Pecan Street with roots in segregation. Sold in 1910 to Black Texans who were not permitted to live within Pflugerville's city limits, the Historic Colored Addition remains the site of two historic cemeteries, a historic church, and several homes and businesses.
Little Free Library for Cedar Park
The Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander has enjoyed being a part of DG Beverly Luedke’s Rotary District 5870 grant which includes the construction, installation, and ongoing management of a Little Free Library.
May Operation Vacation Ft. Hood
The Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen in partnership with the Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel and the County Line on the Lake hosted a military family for a special R&R weekend in Austin to thank them for their service.
$32K in Scholarships
On May 6th the Northwest Austin Club gave out $32,000 in scholarships to 13 seniors from Westwood High School, McNeil High School, and Navarro High School.
Celebration of Life - May
Upcoming Events
June Theme - Rotary Fellowships
Jun 01, 2022 – Jun 30, 2022
Rotary International Convention - Houston
Jun 04, 2022 – Jun 08, 2022
Temple South's Scholarship Golf Tournament
Wildflower Country Club
Jun 13, 2022
Deadline for submitting Global Grant Scholarship
Jun 15, 2022
DG & Club Leader Installation
Concordia High School
Jun 18, 2022
July Theme: Bring a Friend to Rotary
Jul 01, 2022 – Jul 31, 2022
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Austin Cosmopolitan
Killeen Heights
Marble Falls
Cedar Park-Leander

EarlyAct FirstKnight

Harris Elementary
Dawson Elementary
RC of Austin
Pecan Springs
RC of Austin, EClub of Central Texas,
Austin Cosmopolitan, 
Austin University Area
Jarrell & IGO  Elementary
RC of Georgetown Sun City
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