Lone Star Telegram - May 2018


Message From DG Gene Holiman
Rotary Year 2017-18 is almost over... only about six more weeks as I write this. We've accomplished a lot, on many different fronts. However, we can still do a little more to make a difference. Those final touches. Rotarians are hard workers, but they are also procrastinators. I'd like to encourage you to examine your club's - and your own personal - goals and aspirations for this year, and strive to complete your objectives as you can.
Recap of Rotary 2017-2018
Click on image to see video on how Rotary District 5870 Central Texas made a difference this past year as #PeopleOfAction #1DistrictStrong
Per Capita Foundation Giving - as of April 30,2018 (Top 25 Clubs)

View the breakdown of the Per Capita Foundation Giving as of April 30, 2018

PolioPlus Contributions – as of April 30, 2018

View the breakdown of the Top 25 PolioPlus Contributions

Annual Giving As Of April 30, 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.
Celebration & Lauch of a New Rotary Year
Celebration and Launch of a New Rotary Year
Your Presence is Requested
Wow! A new Rotary year begins in less than 60 days. For me, the journey began two years ago. For most of you, just a few months ago you accepted a leadership role in your club or at the district that brings with it responsibilities. Like anything in life, the more one commits, the greater the reward. My commitment to the district governor interview committee was to leave the district better off than when I start my year of service. I hope you share my excitement and will grasp the challenge to make a difference in the year ahead and have fun on the journey.
2018 Roll of Fame Honorees
Congratulations, to the 2018 Roll of Fame Honorees.
Public Image Award Winners

Congratulations to the following District 5870 Central Texas Clubs for being amazing examples of #PeopleOfAction and the #CenterOfService in each of their communities!

The Public Image Team is so very proud of ALL of the clubs in this amazing District and especially proud of these 4 ROCKSTAR CLUBS!

Way to GO Rotary Club of FlatoniaCorsicana Rotary ClubAustin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club, and Killeen Heights Rotary

2018 Celebration of Life
If I was in Northeast Texas today doing the Celebration of Life, I would tell you about Carl.  We met when we were both visitors to the Rotary Club in Angel Fire, New Mexico.  He was 19 years older than me; I was pretty new to Rotary and he had several decades of Rotary perfect attendance.  We found that we both had a love for church, the mountains, art, and music; he was generous and kind; he loved his wife and family.  One day we met up on a walk and right away I noticed his ball cap and instantly realized we were on opposite ends of the political spectrum.  But he and I lived by the motto, “Service above Self”.  Our friendship never wavered because we were bound together by the strong bond of Rotary, service and compassion.
District Vocational Scholarships for RY 2018-19
The District Vocational Scholarship Selection Committee met this past Saturday to interview candidates who applied for a District 5870 Vocational Scholarship.  The following individuals will each be receiving a $5,000 vocational scholarship to start school in the Fall 2018 term:
Sponsoring Rotary Club
Luke Petru
Texas State Technical College (Waco campus)
Wes Jennings
Navarro College (Corsicana campus)
Dajana Karmi
Harker Heights
Texas State Technical College (Waco campus)
Andrew Tovar
Killeen Heights
Texas State Technical College (Waco campus)
Wyatt Allison
Texas State Technical College (Waco campus)
Bella Rosenbusch
Texas State Technical College (Waco campus)
These scholarships are funded by the generous donations made to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International by the Rotarians of District 5870.
Operation Vacation
Sgt. Isaias Perez and his wife Callie stationed at Ft. Hood enjoyed a complimentary weekend in Austin on April 6-8 @ the JW Marriott compliments of Operation Vacation sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Killeen and Austin, the Austin Hotel Lodging Association, County Line Restaurants and Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.  This program provides a military family with all the trimmings from meals to entertainment for a fun weekend to thank them for their service and to provide them with qualify time together.  This couple are both members of the Army and their comment when they left was that they had never had such an incredible time and were treated so well.
Volunteer Of The Year 
CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Reynolds!! She has been selected 2018 Volunteer of the Year for Pecan Springs Elementary School. WELL DESERVED!! Thank you Mary for your Service Above Self!
Happy 105th Birthday! Rotary Club of Austin
Caldwell Rotary Supports Local Ministries

The Caldwell Rotary Club  presented Area 3:16 and Rocking A Ministries with $500 each to help further the programs they offer in Caldwell, Texas. They are proud of the work these groups are doing and thankful they can be a part of it!!

Georgetown Supports R.O.C.K
Georgetown Rotary Club presented the second check to R.O.C.K. (Ride On Center for Kids) ROCK Ride On Center for Kids as a beneficiary of the Patriots Ball, one of the Field of Honor events. This will help pay for a session of Camp Courage this July, a fabulous equestrian therapy camp that helps kids of military families (8 to 12 years of age), some of whom may have a disability. It is a healing and wonderful program at no cost to the families that the Rotary Club of Georgetown is proud to support. 
Georgetown Supports Local Heros
Georgetown Rotary presented Field of Honor checks to the Georgetown Texas Fire Departmentand Police Department - Georgetown, Texas. Georgetown is so blessed to have great heroes that help keep them safe! 
EAFK program in District 5870 for 2018
Below is a list of the EAFK schools and sponsoring Rotary clubs within District 5870
Early Act First Knight - Roll of Fame Honorees
Early Act First Knight happenings around the district.
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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