News Around The District
District Governor Bob Crouch's November Message
Rotary District 5870 Central Texas District Governor Bob Crouch shares his message for November 2023. He discusses his visit to Rotary Headquarters, Rotary areas of focus, the Rotary Foundation and more! He has a special announcement for who is our featured guest speaker for the 2024 Foundation Gala on January 20, 2024.
Foundation Gala: A Night Of Inspiration with Mario Cesar Martins de Camargo
On January 20, 2023, we invite you to join us for the District 5870 Central Texas Foundation Gala featuring our esteemed guest speaker, Mario De Campo, Rotary International President Nominee. Our event will be held at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center. Tickets are $100 each. Major Donors will receive a special invitation and registration link.
October Membership Moment - Caring For Your Members
As we have previously noted, the primary focus of Rotary International regarding membership is retention of our existing Rotarians.  One of the best ways to do this is by enriching the club experience by building relations between your members.  Showing your members that your club cares for them is a giant step in the right direction
Mexia Rotary Holds Mental Health Awareness Walk
In the tranquil town of Mexia, Texas, the community came together in a remarkable display of solidarity and compassion as the Mexia Rotary hosted a Mental Health Awareness Walk.

Flatonia Rotary Sponsors Joint Project with Flatonia Lions
On Saturday, 30 September 2023, The Rotary Club of Flatonia and the Flatonia Lions Club hosted a joint service event, a Garden Party and Lunch, to Celebrate Community.

Georgetown Rotary Helps Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace
On Saturday, October 21, Georgetown Rotary Club members, along with family, neighbors, friends, service dogs, and the Round Rock Young Men’s Service League, assisted the local Georgetown chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build twenty beds.
Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Donates Funds for Much-Needed Minivan for Adults with Disabilities
The Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Club has once again shown its unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the local community.
Adoption Fest 2023
Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Austin Cosmopolitan have completed yet another successful year of organizing the Adoption Fest this year.
South Austin Club Fights Hunger!
South Austin Rotary Club along with the Austin Westlake Rotary Club worked at the Central Texas Food Bank today making up ten pound bags of fresh vegetables ...carrots, sweet potatoes and russet potatoes to help feed our neighbors.
Shiner Election Day Pancake Breakfast
Shiner Rotary will be hosting their annual Election Day Pancake Breakfast on November 7th from 6:30am to 8:00am. Canned donations for the Shiner Food Pantry will also be accepted at the door.

Westlake Rotary Helps Send High School Band to Rose Bowl
The Westlake Rotary Club welcomed Julie Guillot, Courtney Assir, and Mr. Kerry Taylor, the Westlake Director of Bands and Eanes ISD Director of Fine Arts to the meeting today to speak to us about the Westlake Chap Band’s upcoming trip to the Tournament of Roses Parade!
The Rotary Club and its members donated $2250 to the band for the upcoming trip.
Go Chap Band!

A New Home for Styrofoam Kick-Off
The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest kicked off our new environmental project - collecting Styrofoam from our community and taking it to the Austin Recycle and Reuse Center. We will collect Styrofoam the first Saturday of the month at the SFC Farmer's Market at Burger Center.
Liberia Oxygen Refilling Station Global Grant
Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is excited to share a picture of the  construction of the building that will house the Oxygen Refilling Station in Liberia that is funded by a Global Grant.

Caldwell Rotary Club Serves Lunch for Volunteers at Annual Day of Giving
The Rotary Club of Caldwell helped during the recent Brazos Valley Gives event held on October 17, 2023 at the CAldwell Civic Center.
Flatonia Rotary Donates Supplies to Fire and Police Department
In recognition of National First Responders Day, which is 28 October, 2023, The Rotary Club of Flatonia donated supplies to the Flatonia Police Department and the Flatonia Fire & Rescue Department.
Killeen Rotary Serves the Homeless
The Killeen Rotaty Club prepared breakfast at the Moss Rose Community Center on Saturday morning.
Rise Against Hunger Event in Austin
Rotary EClub of Central Texas teamed with Rotary Club of Austin NxNE to work with Rise Against Hunger to create 10,000 meal kits that will feed folks around the globe. 

Shiner Rotary Participates in National Night Out
Shiner Rotary participate in National Night Out on the 3rd of October.
Rotary's  Operation Ft. Cavazos
Through our Operation Vacation project,  the Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen hosted SPC Marc Rivera and his wife Josephine Cardenas and their two little dogs stationed at Ft. Cavazos for a  weekend  at the Aiden Hotel by Best Western  in South Austin.
Rotarian Featured in Rotary Magazine for His Stem Cell Donation
Abhishek Padmanabhuni, one of the newest members of the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club was recently featured in the October edition of the Rotary magazine.
Temple Rotary's Polio Fundraiser 
The goal for Temple's Polio Fundraiser was to achieve $2,500 for World Polio Day and the team went over. The theme was a raffle for a small refrigerator like for and office or a den. The event was held at the 3 Texas Winery in Temple. Rod Henry and Kim Langston were the drivers of the program.
Pocket Prairie Project @ Sunshine Community Garden
Austin Cosmopolitan is partnering with Sunshine Community Garden to install a "pocket prairie"! Rotary volunteers will replace sections of Bermuda grass in the garden with Texas wildflowers and other native plants that serve as habitat and food for local pollinator species. This aligns with the seventh of Rotary International's Causes, Protecting the Environment.

A Night In Paris
The senior citizens at the Rosewood nursing home have always had a special place in our club's heart.
Georgetown Sun City Launches New Service Project for First Responders
Sun City Rotary President Elect, Ted Berriman, came up with a brilliant idea for a new Service Project.  Since the citizens in Sun City and Georgetown are blessed with such outstanding Fire/EMS and Police departments and we are indebted to them for our health, safety, and well-being, let’s show our appreciation in a major way.

Let’s Talk Turkey
The days of feasting will be here soon and one thing for the sake of the environment we need to think about- and that’s waste.
Upcoming Events
2024-25 Global Grant Scholarships Applications
Jul 01, 2023 – Nov 05, 2023
World Interact Week
Oct 30, 2023 – Nov 05, 2023
November Theme - Rotary Foundation
Nov 01, 2023 – Nov 30, 2023
Shiner's Election Day Pancake Breakfast
Nov 07, 2023
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Lakeway/Lake Travis Car Raffle Drawing Party
Flintrock Falls Club House
Nov 10, 2023
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
IRS Form 990 due to IRS (all clubs)
Nov 15, 2023
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