Lone Star Telegram - September 2017


Message From DG Gene Holiman
Yes, Rotary District 5870 is responding to the needs of victims from Hurricane Harvey.
For those families in Rotary Districts 5910, 5930, 5890, 5870 and 5840, who were impacted in any way by Hurricane Harvey, this tragedy is akin to a death in the family. Immediately after such a tragedy, you are surrounded by friends and relatives. Volunteers and good Samaritans bring over needed food and supplies. Helpers and relatives arrive from afar with willing hands. Everyone strives to help  "make it better" for you and express their condolences.
Then after a few days or weeks, out-of-town family members return to their homes. "Care" packages stop arriving. You are suddenly along again. But your losses, your sorrow, your needs, continue.
Center of Service Harvey Recovery Fund
Rotary has a stellar reputation of handling funds and is considered one of the very top organizations to donate to because of the integrity and actions of Rotarians. As a District, we wanted to be able to collect and send funds directly to the Club’s in the communities affected. These Clubs are the “Center of Service” in each of their communities and 100% of the funds donated will go directly to those clubs that need support during the recovery in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Areas currently in need of Recovery Funds: Rockport, Beaumont, La Grange, Port Aransas, Cuero, Victoria & Houston Metro.

Donate now to make a fully tax deductible donation and select an affected area. To donate by check, download this form, make checks out to "Rotary District 5870, Keyway" and mail to PDG Bruce Golden, 4109 Bluff Ridge Dr., Austin TX 78759. To donate online, click the "Donate Now" button found on this webpage.
Your contribution is fully tax deductible as the (District 5870 Keyway Inc.) is an exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Our tax ID # is 20-0539278.

Per Capita Foundation Giving - as of August 31, 2017, (Top 25 Clubs)

View the breakdown of the Per Capita Foundation Giving as of August 31, 2017

PolioPlus Contributions – as of August 31, 2017, (Top 25 Clubs)

View the breakdown of the Top 25 PolioPlus Contributions

Annual Giving As Of August 31, 2017

View the breakdown of Historical Giving of the Top 25 Clubs

Foundation News For August 2017

Foundation Honors and Recognition

Congratulations go out to the following Rotarians for becoming a Major Donor Level-1 in August:

  1. Jody E. Tacker of the RC of Corsicana.

  2. Nancy B. Lehmann-Carssow of the RC of Northwest Austin.

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 six years, 1,207 Rotarians in 76 different clubs have taken advantage of this program, resulting in 619 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.
New RI President Selected 
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, has been selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president. Rassin’s nomination follows Sam F. Owori’s death in July, just two weeks into his term as Rotary International president-elect. http://on.rotary.org/2uneguS
2018-2019 Peace Fellowships
EAFK program in District 5870 for 2017
Below is a list of the EAFK schools and sponsoring Rotary clubs within District 5870
Early Act First Knight
Early Act First Knight Student Orientations that took place.


La Grange Raising Money For Flood Victims

The Rotary Club of La Grange is raising money to help with the impact of the flooding in La Grange. Their focus includes helping children displaced from their homes to start school, helping families who have been displaced from their homes, helping small businesses who have been impacted by the floods and cooperating with other organizations in the La Grange area that are supporting these needs .  Their initial concentration will be to help children who are starting school with school supplies, clothing and shoes and then helping displaced families with basic needs for the families. To donate:


Navarro County Coriscana Supports Special Olympics
Fairfield Rotary Making A Difference
Fairfield Rotary gave $1200 to the Pleasant Hill Children's Home to purchase school shoes for the kids Pictured is Rotarian, Glenda Brooks, Martha Thomasson, Marketing Director and Club President, Donna Tyus
Killeen Evening Support Children In Mexico
Killeen Evening Rotary Club doing great work this past weekend! They sent out dental chairs and a lot of hand me down medical equipment to Mexico to help special children. Awesome project! #MakingADifference #PeopleOfAction
Austin-Southwest's Literacy Project
Rotarians from Austin Southwest Rotary Club delivered free dictionaries and thesaurus' to students at St. Elmo elementary, Oak Hill Elementary and Patton Elementary to start the school year off in the right foot. 
Operation Vacation - August
In- spite of a hurricane coming to Texas, Staff Sgt. Thaddeus Sterling and his wife Kelly and daughter Morgan decided to come to Austin for their Operation Vacation free weekend @ the AT&T Conference Center sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Killeen and Austin and the Austin Hotel Lodging Association.  They had passes for the IMAX at Bob Bullock and Austin Parks and Pizza. They were treated to a fabulous BBQ meal with all the trimmings at County Line on the Lake.  Thaddeus said he was so excited about the weekend because it was his  first day off in three weeks.  Operation Vacation was created to give military families quality time with their families all expenses paid and AHLA and Rotary have been hosted a family once a month for over ten years.  What a rewarding experience for all!
Bastrop County presents Men Who Cook
You're Invited To Rotary Oktoberfest
Harker Heights Dodge Ball Challenge
The Harker Heights Rotary Club has thrown down the gauntlet to all Clubs in the District - including Rotaract, Interact and RYLA Alumni - Are you up for the challenge? Registration ends Sept. 15th
Race Across America (RAAM) Sponsors Needed
I am seeking supporters for our bicycle team in Race Across America, better known as RAAM.  We are entering a four person team for Rotary’s Polio Plus program to eradicate Polio from the world. The Race starts June 16th, 2018 in Oceanside, CA and we should finish by June 24th in Annapolis, MD.  3,000 miles and it is one of the toughest events in the world.  
Pragathi-Rotary Partnership Update
DISTRICT 5870 with Rotary Club of Austin and several other clubs join hands with Praghati Board to work on an important prospective Global Grant
Remembering a Rotarian's Son
Rotarian Betty Richardson of the Rotary Club of Austin University's son Mark passed away.
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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