Lone Star Telegram - April 2018


Message From DG Gene Holiman
It's Party Time
We've all been working hard this year. Together. Clubs are growing. We've planted trees across Texas. We've completed service projects both locally and globally. A great RYLA last summer. New Interact clubs are operational. We've reactivated a dormant Rotaract Club. Hundreds of kids have been knighted through Early Act First Knight program in our schools. We continue to be a leading district in our paired zones 21b-27..
But now it's time to party! We're 3/4 of the way through this Rotary year. Let's celebrate.
Proposed Resolution Changes
In accordance with District 5870 Resolution #2, Section #2, the attached proposed changes to Resolution #5, Section #5 and Resolution #5, Section 8, and a proposed new Resolution #14 have been forwarded to the clubs for review and discussion.  These proposals will be voted on at the annual business meeting to be held at the District Conference in San Antonio. This year’s business meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 pm on the afternoon of Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Please contact PDG Rich Kaye at 254-291-4890 or richkaye@hot.rr.com if you have any questions.
The District Governor Selection Committee, comprised of fifteen members appointed by DG Gene Holiman to equally represent grouped clubs in fifteen geographic sectors within District 5870, each comprising approximately the same numbers of Rotarians, met in Georgetown on Saturday, March 17, with three candidates nominated for the position of DG 2020-21. After extensive interviews, the committee voted to recommend Rick Stacy of the Marble Falls Rotary Club as their selection.
Per the printed selection guidelines available on the District 5870 website, any formal written objections from the clubs which formally submitted candidates for consideration, must be received within 30 days (prior to April 20) by District Governor Gene Holiman. Pending the resolution of any objections, Rick will officially begin his governing track as District Governor-designate April 20, then automatically become the District Governor Nominee on July 1, 2018.
We offer our congratulations to Rick and thank him for his continuing contributions to the growth and strength of District 5870 of Central Texas and wish him well in the new chapter of his Rotary leadership.

Per Capita Foundation Giving - as of March 31,2018 (Top 25 Clubs)

View the breakdown of the Per Capita Foundation Giving as of March 31, 2018

PolioPlus Contributions – as of March 31, 2018

View the breakdown of the Top 25 PolioPlus Contributions

Annual Giving As Of March 31, 2018

View the breakdown of Annual Giving of the Top 25 Clubs

Foundation Banner Status Report
Below is the Foundation Banner Status Report.
The Jerry Johnson Testamentary Trust Match Program

The Jerry Johnson Trust Match

District 5870 has a unique method to help you become an initial (first-time) Paul Harris Fellow. Over the past seven years, 1,292 Rotarians in 77 different clubs have taken advantage of this program, resulting in 655 PHFs. We hope to be able to help you, too.
The Jerry Johnson Testamentary Trust (the "Trust") will generally match contributions of new cash made during the current Rotary year to the Annual Fund-SHARE on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $100 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a first time Paul Harris Fellow.
Register Now For Celebration Of Clubs Conference
Conductor Gene Holiman is calling for all Rotarians to join him on the "Rotary Express" for the Celebration of Clubs on May 4, 2018 to the Eilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio. For more details & pricing - click here. To register: http://bit.ly/2FaBlq0
Hutto Rotary Participates in the 2018 Great Hutto Cleanup
Hutto Rotary braved the cold and the wind Saturday, April 7th, along with 400 other volunteers to help with the 2018 Great Hutto Cleanup. An annual event put on by the Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation, the Great Hutto Cleanup is a day for citizens to help make Hutto a cleaner, better place to live. Citizens can drop off trash, hazardous waste, brush, etc to be disposed of properly. Volunteers line every street and major area cleaning up trash and beautifying common areas.
TAP Purse Project
Joint service project led by the Rotary Club of Centennial Rotary and included Club of Austin, South Austin, University Club and East Austin. They collected 500 handbags for the Texas Advocacy Project Handbags for Hope program. This was a  special collaborative  project from the Presidents Council. 
Pfluggerville Plans For 55 Trees
The Rotary Club Of Pfluggerville likes to do things in a big way! For the tree planting challenge, they have decided on a total of 55 trees - 10 of these will be at the Pfluggerville Animal Shelter and other 45 will go to the new 1849 Park. They had a great time Making A Difference and adding more beauty to their community. 
Taylor Responds To Tree Planting Challenge
The Rotary Club of Taylor responded to RI President Ian Riseley's Tree Planting Challenge with the planting of 25 sapling trees - 15 Eastern Red Cedar and 10 Arizona Cypress on city land. Awesome job!! 
Area Rotary Clubs Helping to Control Cholera in Mexican Mountains
The Rotary International Foundation of Evanston, Illinois has awarded a $50,000 Global Grant to the Rotary Club of Marble Falls and the Huejutla (way-hoot-la) Centenario Club of Huejutla de Reyes, Mexico. The purpose of the grant is to establish water purification stations primarily in the indigent Sierra Madres Mountains just outside of Huejutla. The program will be a joint effort of the Rotary, the County of Huejutla and the CECyTE magnet school also located in Huejutla. In addition to the Marble Falls Noon Rotary Club, the project is also being funded by other area clubs including the Rotary Daybreak Club of Marble Falls, The Rotary Club of Burnet and the Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis.
Killeen Heights Helps Neighbors
This past weekend, Killeen Heights Rotary built two ramps for neighbors in need - one in Killeen and the other Copperas Cove! This club loves to show how they are #PeopleOfAction! For the ramp in Killeen,  they partnered with members of First National Bank and the Central Texas College Rotaract Club. For the ramp in Copperas Cove, they partnered with the Rotary Club of Copperas Cove, and led them through their first ramp project! They were also joined by members of the CTC Rotaract Club.
Georgetown Supports Clothes Closet at the FUMC
Georgetown Rotary once again has shown how they are #PeopleOfAction! This past week, they used their carpentary skills to build a clothes donation box for for the Clothes Closet at the FUMC. GREAT JOB!! 
Austin Cosmopolitan "Flo Party" Service Project
Austin Cosmopolitan held a "Flo Party" aimed to help women in need in a particular way: building “flow kits” filled with feminine hygiene products. Flo Code, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to local organizations for women, teamed up with UT’s Texas Rotaract and the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club to host a “Flo Party” at The Clay Pit, during which participants packed kits using menstrual products purchased for the event and donated by Rotary members. 


E-Club Tree Planting
The E-Club of District 5870 was joined by the Manor New Tech Interact Club to plant 25 tress at Burnet High School. Awesome job!!
RC of Marlin’s Community Garden
The Rotary Club of Marlin has partnered with the city of Marlin to develop and maintain a community garden. Awesome service project!
Fulmore Middle School Interact Club Cleans Up
The community service committee for Fulmore Middle School's Interact Club performed a park clean-up project on Saturday, April 7.  Two of the kids in the Interact Club - Colby and Nate - along with Colby's dad Brian and Andy Swanson picked up trash and debris at Little Stacy Park.  Thanks to Sherry Workman for providing gloves to all of the volunteers! 
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Polio Plus Update
The Gates Foundation is matching all Rotarian Raised Polio Donations $2 for each $1 Contributed (Up to $50 Mil/Yr.) Our Rotary-wide 2017-18 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is $50 Million + the $2 for $1 Gates Foundation Match
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