News Around The District
DG Jerry Chapman's November Message
November is Foundation month on the Rotary calendar. Our Foundation is beginning its second century. When I joined Rotary, my club president encouraged me to support the Rotary Foundation and become a “Sustaining Member”. He shared with me that a Sustaining Member was someone who contributed $100 a year to the Rotary Foundation. I could afford $2 per week by just cutting back on my daily stops at Starbucks.
Killeen Heights "A Legacy Of Service"
“Thank you for the benches and improvements to the facility. Fortunately, the homeless shelter was available for me, as I am battling cancer and have no place to go. The shelter has been and is a Godsend for me. Again, thanks for your support and help.”
Flag Sales Open for Field of Honor
The Rotary Club of Georgetown proudly presents the Field of Honor® in Central Texas presented by Hewlett Chevrolet. This truly inspiring event will pay tribute to our valued veterans, active and reserve duty military and first responders, during the week of Veterans Day from November 4th to November 12th, 2018. Flags are $40 each and may be purchased online at
10,000 Meals Packed For Rise Against Hunger
Rotarians from around the District came out this past Saturday to join the Rotary Clubs of Austin NxNE, Northwest Austin and Universtiy Area to pack meals for the Rise Aganist Hunger. The goals was to pack 10,000 meal kits. As always, we Rotarians like to rise to the challenge. Total meals packed for the day were 10,152. Rich Hill of Austin NXNE led the organizing effort, and special thanks to Lupe Barragan for providing space to pack the meals (and margaritas!) at Casa Chapala. 
Storm's Impact: District 5870
Record amounts of rain in the Highland Lakes and surrounding areas has led to wide spread area flooding. Many area residents have lost everything, including District Rotarians. Others are experiencing various levels of loss. Marble Falls, Cottonwood Shores, Kingsland, and Granite Shoals are the major towns in this area. Granite Shoals and Cottonwood Shores have been the hardest hit and have the greatest economic threat to recovery.
Yoakum Carries On Tradition
Keeping up a much-loved tradition, Yoakum Rotary Club began their distribution of "I Like Me" books to Yoakum, Sweet Home and St Joseph Kindergarten students. The books are personalized with the students name, their teacher's name, friends name, pets name and more.
Lakeway/Lake Travis's Annual Car Raffle
Tickets are going fast! Don't miss your opportunity to win a new car plus a fabulous trip to Germany to pick it up. Tickets are $100 each, or buy 2 get one free. Each Each ticket includes over $200 in special offers for local restaurants and other businesses. To purchase your ticket - go to 
Clean Water All Year Long!
Thousands of men, women and children in Eastern Panama will have clean, potable water ALL YEAR LONG as a result of the Rotary Club of Austin’s global grant.  With the guidance and assistance of the 5870 global grant committee, Rotary Clubs of Taylor, McAllen, South Austin, Killeen Heights, Panama Sur and E Club of 5870, the citizens of this particular region will no longer be forced to live with illness and  substandard hygiene due to lack of water and tainted water. 
Hutto's Adopt-A-Spot
The Rotary Club of Hutto’s second Adopt-a-Spot Clean up went amazing! The Hutto Adopt-A-Spot Program is a partnership between Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation and the City of Hutto. The program provides organizations and citizens with a means to help keep the Hutto Community a clean and beautiful place to live, work, and play. 
Ramp Building In Leander, TX
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Forbes Middle School Interact and Benold Middle School Interact spent a Saturday building a needed wheelchair ramp on Lindeman Lane in Leander, Tx. Thank you for your service! Another great example how as Rotarians, we are people of action!
Upcoming Events
2019-20 Global Grant Scholarship Applications Acce
Jul 01, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018
Austin University Area's UT Parking Fundraiser
Jul 12, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018
October Theme - Economic & Community Development
Oct 01, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018
World Interact Week
Oct 29, 2018 – Nov 02, 2018
Deadline to pay RI & District Dues
Oct 31, 2018
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