News Around The District
District Governor Beverly Luedke's February Message
I hope that each of you have your Rotary At Work shirts ready to go because February is all about SERVICE this month.  We kicked off our first of four District Service Projects…..End Human Trafficking….last weekend at the very successful Foundation Gala.  Partnering with Global Connections International, District 5870 is increasing the awareness of human trafficking throughout the communities of 5870 by means of student assemblies in schools as well as providing End Human Trafficking fliers to those visiting the GCI EHT trailer in communities and even a County Fair this month. 
February .... I SPY the Governor Where?
Do you know where Beverly is? Hint, this place is near and dear to Rotary and District 5870. Yes, we know Governor Beverly is at the DFW Hyatt, but what is the Rotary Connection this month?
Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention
In response to questions and concerns raised by members worldwide, we are pleased to announce that the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, USA. We are excited to offer a special registration rate of US$495 through 28 February. 
2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

Congratulations ShelterBox HERO!
Congratulations to the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas and the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin for both earning the 2021-2022 Bronze Hero Award for "Outstanding Dedication and Support" of  ShelterBox!
Helping Those In Need In Mayfield
District 5870 gave the Mayfield, Kentucky Rotary Club $5,000 through our Keyway to use where it was most needed in support of those devasted by the tornadoes that leveled Western Kentucky. 
Rotary Strives to End Human Trafficking
Central Texas Rotarians will kick off a campaign to educate the public with knowledge of how to prevent the exploitation of their children, friends and neighbors at the Rotary District 5870 Foundation Gala on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Sheraton Austin-Georgetown and Conference Center.
I have no hesitation in saying that world peace could be achieved and made permanent if reared on Rotary’s firm foundation of friendliness, tolerance, and usefulness.                                            (Paul Harris, 1940 Rotary Convention)
Rotary Club of West Austin Christmas Shopping Spree, 2021
After being forced to cancel the annual Christmas shopping spree for Wooldridge Elementary School children in 2020 because of pandemic restrictions, the Rotary Club of West Austin was able to resume this wonderful tradition in December 2021. The shopping spree is one of our major charitable activities. 
Frost Thanks Rotarians for Supporting Families at Christmas
Pictured: John Chenoweth, Rotarian and Breakfast with Santa chair, Layla Nations, counselor at Frost Elementary School in Georgetown, TX, Doug Lowe, club president, Tamra Marbibi, Frost ES principal.
Temple Rotary Sponsors Anti-Trafficking Trailer at Youth Fair
District Governor Beverly Luedke arranged for a special exhibit to travel the District in late January and the first week of February to help educate and make us aware of the signs someone may be a victim of human trafficking.

Seeking Contacts for Four-Way Test Speech Contest
The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is hosting a virtual Four-Way Test Speech Contest for high school students on Thursday, May 12, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Pine Tree Seedlings Give Away to Support the Environment
For the second year the Rotary E-club has given away and planted on 9E Ranch Conservation Easement 400 Virginia Pine Seedlings to support the environment.
Home of Champions
When Texans hear the name Shiner their thoughts generally revolve around beer.
Rotary Collaboration With Berkman Elementary
Round Rock Sunrise Rotary conducted their club assembly at the campus of Berkman Elementary on Friday, January 7, 2022.
Elgin Charter Celebration
The excitment that was in the air in Elgin, Texas on Friday, January 21 and so energizing as the Rotary Club of Elgin officially received its charter....... what a great night of fellowship.
Rotary Club of Flatonia Participates in #WearBlueDay
On Tuesday, 11 January 2022, the Rotary Club of Flatonia participated in the Department of Homeland Securities “Wear Blue Day” to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking.
Marble Falls Holds New Member Social
Marble Falls Rotary will hold a New Member Social on February 9th at Double Horn Brewing Company. 
Community Partners
The Rotary Club of Austin has several Community Partners that we support with our Good Works Budget Girl Scouts (Girl Scouts Behind Bars-providing scouting activities for girls whose parents are incarcerated) Boy Scouts (STEM School programs-teaching STEM directed activities in the East Austin schools) Sammy’s House (providing programs for the mentally disadvantaged and health fragile children) Women’s Storybook Project (Connecting incarcerated mothers with their children through literacy) and BookSpring (Support the Spanish books for the free Books for Me programs in the schools).

Temple Rotary Foundation Celebration Lunch
Rotary Club of Temple Foundation Chair Barbara Bozon and Foundation Assistant Chair Eric Haugeberg hosted a celebration lunch in January for six of our newest large donors from the last matching campaign. Our goal is to grow both the number and level of our Paul Harris Fellows.
RYLA Contest: RYLA Needs a New Name
RYLA needs a new name!! Due to a change in LCRA facilities, we are moving the location of RYLA to a wonderful place - Varieties Peaceable Kingdom in Killeen, TX.
Two Rotary Clubs combine to "Launch Temple"

Entrepreneurs wanted for the new Launch Temple program!
Celebration of Life - January
Upcoming Events
End Human Trafficking Trailer Visits Flatonia
Flatonia High School
Feb 01, 2022
February Theme - Peace & Conflict Resolution
Feb 01, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022
End Human Trafficking Trailer Visits Salado
Salado High School
Feb 03, 2022
End Human Trafficking Trailer Visits McGregor High
McGregor High School
Feb 04, 2022
End Human Trafficking Trailer Visits Bell County
Bell County Youth Fair
Feb 05, 2022
End Human Trafficking Trailer Visits Clifton
Clifton High School
Feb 07, 2022
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