News Around The District
DG Bob Crouch's August Message
District Governor Bob Crouch share his message for August. He talks about RYLA Camp, the kick-off of a Mental Health Initiative, how Clubs can participate in a District Service Project and more! Click to listen.
Register Today for Foundation Seminar
Register today for the Saturday, August 26th at 9AM for the Rotary Foundation Seminar at the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Admin Building, 1101 N. College St. Georgetown, TX and on Zoom! Training focus will be "Deep Dive into the workings of the Rotary Foundation". Open to all Rotarians, particular emphasis on Club Foundation Chairs and Club Presidents. Click to Register.
Rotary's Mental Health Initiative 
Rotary has long been involved in mental health and wellness initiatives. Our culture of Service Above Self builds community and promotes acts of kindness, two proven methods to build and maintain mental wellness.
Global Grant Scholarships
CHANGE A LIFE, SPONSOR A GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLAR * Scholarship Amount - $30,000 (No club funds required) * Graduate studies in one of the Seven Areas of Focus * Studies must be at an international university. Contact Tom Anderson, RC of Austin for information.
July Membership Moment
I want to share a little story with you about a different kind of Rotarian we had in our community some years ago. This young man - at least young by many Rotary standards - had run his own business for several years and had achieved a targeted level of success.
Temple Marks 100 Years of Service
Texas Historical Commission marker honoring 100 years of service by the Temple Rotary Club was dedicated on July 15 at Jackson Park, 925 N. Fourth St.
Georgetown Rotary's Little Library Provides Peaceful Moments
The Rotary Club of Georgetown’s Little Library and bench are being used by residents in the neighborhood around the Getsemani Center in Southeast Georgetown.  
Celebrate Community Service Week - Sept. 11, 2023
Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs will cooperate in community service projects the week of September 11th – 17th. Plan now for your Rotary and Rotaract clubs to build on existing relationships with other like-minded services or develop new ones to impact your communities.
Clubs Pack Bags for the Homeless
Temple and Temple South Rotary clubs packed 60 hygiene bags for the homeless during multi-club official DG visit this month.

Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive
We are proud to support one of Roger Beasley Mazda's community events - the Family Eldercare Fan Drive. We raised $500 and collected 10 fans. Thank you to those who donated, Keith McComb and Brenda Osbon for delivering the fans, Steve Gibson at Roger Beasley Mazda and Virginia Larsen of Family Eldercare.

Community First Village Support
The Rotary Club of Austin was thrilled to present Mobile Loaves and Fishes a check for $33,645 this week! These funds were donated by our club members in a multi-year campaign to sponsor a tiny home at Community First! Village. Senior Relationship Officer, Sarah Lenoir, and Annual Giving Coordinator, Courtney Cash, attended our club meeting to say thank you to our membership.
NEW Public Image Resources!! 
Your PUBLIC IMAGE TEAM has developed some NEW COOL TOOLS & RESOURCES for CLUBS: Canva Tool Kit, Public Image Chair Job Description, PRE-Event Check list and step-by-step guide for "Tell Your People of Action Story"!! Click here to view them.
Thanking Our Soldiers
The Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen recognized Sgt.Vanessa Hernandez and her husband Roger Moore with an R&R complimentary weekend at the Hilton Austin hotel this past weekend. 
Car Raffle Tickets on Sale!
Buy your tickets for the Lakeway/Lake Travis 2023 Car Raffle to benefit scholarships and fund local Rotary charity projects! Tickets are $100 each or special deal of get 3 tickets for $200. The car is your choice of a 2024 Cadillac Model CT4 Sedan or XT4 SUV.
New Table Tennis Opens at Mertz Tennis Center
The City of Corsicana has added another athletic an entertainment to city parks, with the opening of a new-state-of-the-art table tennis facility at the Mertz Tennis Center. The project was underwritten by the Corsicana Rotary Club and their partner, Oncor, which funded $9,367 to create the concrete slab and provide a professional outdoor ping-pong table, 20 table tennis paddles and 200 balls.
74th Annual Marble Falls Fish Fry & Raffle
Marble Falls Rotary invites you to join them at the 74th Annual Community Fish Fry & Raffle on Saturday, September 30th at 5PM at the Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Dr. in Marble Falls! Tickets are Adults $15, Child $10 and $50 per raffle tickets. 
Rotaty in Action
The Killeen Rotaty Club provided support to the Moss Rose Community Center immunization day.
Save the Date - Sept. 9th
SAVE THE DATE for the District Membership Open Forum (formerly called Membership Seminar) on Saturday, September 9th, from 9:30 to noon. Where:  In person and via zoom.  Physical location to be determined soon. Registration to open soon!

Caldwell Rotarians Have Summer Fun
The Rotary Club of Caldwell, Texas enjoyed some time hanging out with the children at Boys and Girls Club. Rotarians helped with serving lunch to the kids and even provided lunch to the staff. Afterwards, games and good times were had by both the “campers”of the Boys and Girls program as well as the Rotary club members. In addition, the Rotary Club donated $1000 to the summer program that serves local youth.
Rotary Night At the Ballpark
Join us on Saturday, September 16th for Rotary Night at the Ball Park with the Round Rock Express vs. the Las Vegas Aviators at Dell Diamond Field! Tickets are for $20 each. Our seats are in section 113. Click to buy tickets!
Parking With A Heart:  Support Great Charities
If you are a UT Football fan, you can go to the game AND help out with great charities.  The Rotary Club of Austin University Area has 4 parking lots available just 3 blocks north of DKR Stadium near E. Dean Keeton St and Medical Arts Parkway.  Lots open 3 hours before game time.  All proceeds from parking go to the charities we support. Cost $25 to $35 depending upon the lot. 
We Need Your Ears!
The Rotary Club of Killeen Heights, known for its commitment to fostering personal and professional growth, is now weaving a dash of enchantment into its initiatives.

Flatonia Rotary is Bringing Mental Health Awareness
Rotary has long been involved in mental health and wellness initiatives. Rotary’s culture of Service Above Self builds community and promotes acts of kindness, two proven methods to build and maintain mental wellness.
Barbie Day at Rotary Club: A Successful Occasion
Killen Heights Rotary Club recently hosted Barbie Day with a focus on creating a delightful experience for our valued Rotarians and special guests. The event coincided with the release of the Barbie movie and provided an excellent opportunity for fostering connections with potential future Rotarians.
Upcoming Events
2024-25 Global Grant Scholarships Applications
Jul 01, 2023 – Nov 05, 2023
August Theme - Membership & Club Development
Aug 01, 2023 – Aug 31, 2023
Rotary Multi-District Training Institute
Courtyard By Marriott
Aug 04, 2023 – Aug 05, 2023
RYLA Roundup
Kinningham House
Aug 12, 2023
Fairfield's Sporting Clay Shoot
Kindness from Case Range
Aug 19, 2023
Rotary Foundation Seminar
Parks and Recreation Admin Building & Zoom
Aug 26, 2023
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