News Around The District
DG Jerry Chapman's January Message
January is Vocational Service Month. Vocational service is the very essence of Rotary and is deeply rooted in the core values which serve as the foundation that Rotary is built. Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service that calls every Rotarian to aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation.
Join Us At The Foundation Gala
DG Jerry Chapman invites you to attend the Foundation Gala on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Downtown Hilton in Austin with guest speaker R.I. President Barry Rassin. This is going to be an awesome event! Tickets are $80 person. Registration closes January 27! REGISTER NOWhttp://bit.ly/2qjR7VI
Branding & Public Image Training Day
Save the date of January 19, 2019 for the Branding and Public Image Training Day held at the Georgetown Health Foundation Community Rooms located at 2423 Williams Dr., Georgetown from 9AM to 2PM. This is a FREE event however, we ask that you register as we are providing lunch. For more details on this event and to register: click here.
3rd-Graders Receive Dictionaries from Rotary Club
Copperas Cove Rotary Club members Thomas Pursel and Norm Mitchell hand out dictionaries to Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School third-graders. The club ensures every third-grader in the the Copperas Cove Independent School District receives a new dictionary each year.
Georgetown Sun City's Breakfast With Santa
Great turnout for the Georgetown Sun City's Annual Breakfast With Santa! Special thanks to the Georgetown Fire Department for doing all the cooking. 
West Austin Rotary Hosts Christmas Shopping Spree
The West Austin Rotary Club once again hosted 23 children from Wooldridge Elementary on a Christmas Clothing Shopping Spree on Sunday, December 2.  They have been hosting the Spree for more than 20 years. 
Austin Hosts Christmas Party at the Helping Hands Home
Santa came to the Helping Hands Home on December 18th, complete with Christmas carols, cookies and granted the specific wishes of about 30 abused and neglected children whom have been removed from their homes.  The Rotary Club of Austin gifted the real property and home for this institution close to 100 years ago.  Year after year RCA Rotarians have bought and wrapped the gifts; shopped for the snacks; and, most importantly, shared unconditional love to these children in need.  
Coats For Kids 2018
Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest had their Annual Kids Coat Drive this month. They are proud to report that they met and exceeded their goals in collecting and purchasing Coats for Kids in SW Austin. They had a fun day handing out coats and topped it off with a special visit from Santa.
Rotarians At Work At Food Pantry
Rotary Club of Cedar Park Leander helping at Reveal Ministeries Food Pantry. Selflessly serving over 200 families/ week who find themselves in need.
Spreading Holiday Cheer at Walnut Hills Nursing Home
The Pecan Springs EAFK service club collected gifts, blankets and toiletries for the residences at the Walnut Hills Nursing Home and took them to them the last week before school was out and sang Christmas Carols to them to make their holidays brighter. They were accompanied by members of the Cosmopolitan and Austin Rotary Club as well as their teacher, Mr. Salinas.
Call for Candidates for District Governor Nominations  for 2021-2022
District Governor Nominees are being sought for 2021-22. An email was sent to all Rotarians. If you have any questions, contact your Club President.
Upcoming Events
2019-20 Global Grant Scholarship Applications
Dec 04, 2018 – Jan 31, 2019
January Theme - Vocational Service Month
Jan 01, 2019 – Jan 31, 2019
International Assembly
Jan 12, 2019 – Jan 19, 2019
Branding & Public Image Training Day
Georgetown Health Center
Jan 19, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
February Theme - Peace & Conflict Month
Feb 01, 2019 – Feb 28, 2019
Foundation Dinner
Austin Downtown Hilton
Feb 02, 2019

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