News Around The District
DG Shannon Coleman's August Message
District Governor Shannon Coleman talks about the District wide Service Project packing food for children who suffer from weekend hunger, Pies for Polio and more! Click to play message.
Rotary Limited Time Offer - August through October 2022
It's that time again! 
For a limited time starting on Monday, August 1, 2022, District 5870 will do the following:
Using Rotary Foundation Recognition Points generously donated by an anonymous donor, we will match contributions of new cash made to the Annual Fund-SHARE during Rotary Year 2022-23 on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $250 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8. 
Register Today for Membership Seminar
Please join us on Saturday, August 27 at the Georgetown Public Library to discuss the future of membership in our District. We will be meeting from 9:00 AM until Noon.  All Rotarians that have a passion for Growing Rotary are invited.  This is your training event and we need your help in sharing ideas and challenges we may have this year. 
Deep Dive Into the Rotary Foundation
Join District Foundation Chair, PDG Jerry Chapman and Annual Fund Chair George Lourigan on August 27th for a deep dive into the mysterious workings of the Rotary Foundation.  All Rotarians will benefit and are welcome to attend.
Public Image Resources
Time to get ready for the NEW ROTARY YEAR! Check out the PUBLIC IMAGE RESOURCES page for logos, templates and training materials!
Rare Case of Polio Confirmed in New York
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has been informed of a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated individual in Rockland County, New York, United States.  
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are coordinating with New York State health authorities on their investigation. Initial sequencing confirmed by CDC indicates that the case is type 2 VDPV.  
Any form of poliovirus anywhere is a threat to children everywhere. It is critical that the GPEI Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026 is fully resourced and fully implemented everywhere, to ensure a world free of all forms of poliovirus can be achieved.  
We are calling on every single Rotarian to take action and be a part of the fight to end polio, helping to raise $50 million per year for polio eradication.
Mike McGovern
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee
Feeding Young Minds (and Bodies)
The Rotary Club of Temple-South has always been a huge supporter of the Temple Public Library, sponsoring book purchases and co-hosting programs with them. This year, however, the Library brought the Club a new service idea: Feeding Children.
Pints for Polio Fundraiser and Social - Two Clubs, One Family
Lakeway / Lake Travis Rotary Club of District 5870 partnered with Dripping Springs Rotary Club of District 5840 to create an all-new social event that was also a fundraising event for International Polio relief efforts.
Northwest Austin feeling a little like Huck Finn!
Fellow Rotarians and family put on our old clothes and grabbed a brush as we headed out to Hill Country Community Ministries for some old fashion painting.  We finished painting doors and railings in record time.  Thank you, Rick Hoffman and his lovely wife, Anne Trinh, her daughter, and two wonderful grandchildren.
Invitation to join RI President at the 2nd Africa Peace Concert
You're invited to attend the virtual conference on Friday, Sept. 2 at 3PM where R.I. President, Jennifer Jones is the guest of honor for the second Virtual Africa Peace Concert in honor of Peace Promotion and Conflict Prevention. The main objective of the concert is to raise funds to support the Rotary Africa Peace Fund.
South Austin Supports the Homeless
South Austin members gathered this past Saturday to help orgnaize the "Clothes Closet" a non-profit run by member Mickie Powers. The Clothes Closet serves folks in a 170 bed transitional housing facility who are trying to start their lives over. The Clothes Closet had tons of clothes that needed to be rewashed and made ready to be hung up. 
Bright Beginnings With Backpacks
West Austin Rotarians accepted Backpacks from TyRex Manufacturing again this year to be given to Kindergartners at our adopted school, Wooldridge Elementary. Each year Rotarians work with Target to fill them with necessary school supplies. The backpacks will be given out to start these new learners on the path to a successful year.
$30,000 Scholarship(s) Available
Do you know a recent college graduate or graduating college senior that would like to do graduate studies at an international university in one of the Rotary Foundation’s Seven Areas of Focus? This will be a life change experience and a great opportunity for scholarship recipients. To learn more, please call: Tom Anderson District Chair, Global Grant Scholarship Phone: 512-589-6328Email:

A Joy in Scholarships
Rotary of Marlin’s 2022 High School Scholarships
Club Recognition
District Governor Beverly Luedke visited Sun City recently and recognized former president Doug Lowe for his service with help from current president Mickey McLaughlin.
Keeping Our Neighbors on the Go!
The Rotary Club of Georgetown has been busy building two ramps already in the new Rotary year! These ramps are attached to homes and create new mobility for those living there. Never for granted your chance to walk out of your house and just go! Special thanks to all the Rotarians who brave the heat and make this happen!

Join The E-Club Bat Cruise
The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is going to bats for kids. Join, the E-Club for our second ever Bat Cruise on September 27, 2022 at Lady Bird Lake boarding at 6:00 p.m. (Boat leaves at 6:30 p.m.)
La Grange's Save Ukraine Campaign
The Rotary Club of La Grange presented Governor Shannon one of its “Save Ukraine – Save The World”  tee shirts during her July 13 visit to their club.  This marked the official end of the club’s Save Ukraine campaign.

Killer Dueling Pianos Rocks Temple!
The Rotary of Temple had a night to remember at their 2nd Annual Killer Dueling Pianos Event.

Back Pack Friends
The Rotary Club of Temple conducted its first service project of the year putting together 180 back pack friends for school kids who risk having weekend hunger. Led by our new DG, Shannon Coleman, the club was able to accomplish the rewarding project in just 15 minutes at their weekly meeting.
A Weekend of Fun and Thanks for a Military Family From Ft. Hood
The Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen host a military family every month with a complimentary weekend in Austin. The program is called Operation Vacation. The  Baker family spent two nights at the Hilton Austin with gift bags, snacks and treats during their stay and enjoyed a relaxing breakfast each morning provided by the hotel.
73rd Marble Fall Fish Fry
Marble Falls Rotary Club held their 73rd annual fish fry on July 9th.  DG Shannon Coleman and PDG Beverly Luedke provided a great message to the crowd.  The event was well attended and PDG Luedke drew the winners of the raffle - Jennifer Tumlinson and Charlie Horn won the kayaks, Carol Weathers and Shannon DelBello won the Yeti Coolers and Barbara Nuss won 4 life jackets.  Thank you to everyone that helped make this a great event!
Mexia Rotary Club Donates Water to Local Fire Departments
Mexia Rotary Club donates water to local fire departments (07/24/2022 The Rotary Club of Mexia had an impromptu collection at their July 21st meeting which was augmented by a generous donation from Walmart to donate cases of water to eight local fire departments in the Mexia area.
Celebration of Life - July
Upcoming Events
August Theme: Membership & New Club Development
Aug 01, 2022 – Aug 31, 2022
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Courtyard By Marriott
Aug 05, 2022 – Aug 06, 2022
RYLA Roundup
Aug 20, 2022
District Membership Seminar
Georgetown Public Library & Zoom
Aug 27, 2022
District Rotary Foundation Seminar
Georgetown Public Library & Zoom
Aug 27, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Deadline to submit 2022-23 DAP Grant Applications
Aug 31, 2022
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