News Around The District
DG Jerry Chapman's March Message
March is Water and Sanitation month on our Rotary calendar.  So many things in our lives we take for granted.  Access to clean water and flush toilets in our lifetime have always been available; until they aren’t.  Area residents this past year had a brief experience of not having clean drinking water available.
Register Now For Conference of Clubs Early Bird Pricing
District Governor Jerry Chapman is asking all Rotarians to join him "Be The Inspiration" at the Conference of Clubs on May 3-5, 2019 at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio. Event Pricing: 3-day $180 (early bird) til March 22 or Sunday only ($50) (meals are included in the pricing). Register here
Waco Rotary Promotes Literacy
Waco Rotarians have been busy promoting literacy with the with 1st and 2nd graders in Waco ISD. Thanks to a partnership with YMCA OF CENTRAL TEXAS and Junior League of Waco we have been handing out personalized books to some precious children!
Time For District Assembly
District Assembly will be held on Saturday April 13, 2019 at Central Texas College in Killeen. Come learn what incoming District Governor Jim Henry has planned for Rotary 2019-1920 and get training that will expand your Rotary leadership skills. Price is $25 and includes lunch. To register:
AUSTIN Feeds The Hungry
Over 100 Rotarians and volunteers gathered the morning of Feb. 23 to package 32,616 meals for the hungry and malnourished in our world.  The Rotary Club of Austin doubled the number of meals packed this year!  With strong leadership from Rotarian and Project Manager, Dr. Ann Marie Ellis, the fellowship hall was packed with Boy Scouts, friends and Rotarians with hearts for service.
Marble Falls Daybreak Supports Open Door Recovery House
The Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary received a 2018 DAP Grant from Rotary District 5870 to provide Open Door Recovery House (ODRH) in Marble Falls with two new computers and a new printer. The Open Door Recovery House is a 501(c) non-profit that operates a residential facility for women in Marble Falls who are working on recovery from drugs and or alcohol. 
South Central Rotary Youth Exchange Winter Conference
The International Youth Exchange Team piled into Bastrop Rotarian Sarah Brightwell’s new car and trekked to Tulsa for the annual South Central Rotary Youth Exchange Winter Conference.  Sarah and Jennifer Graham (Rotary Club of Temple) attended workshops and classes for two days while our Inbound Students enjoyed time with the 100 other international kids in our region.
Celebrating the Month of Love with our Military
What better way to celebrate the month of love by passing that love to our military by bringing them to Austin for a fun complimentary weekend with all the trimmings. The Rotary  Clubs of Austin and Killeen sponsor a program called Operation Vacation
Bears Sighted Leaving Yoakum
On Friday, February 15th, the Yoakum Rotary Club loaded up a van provided by Marty Garrison of .Wendel Motor Company with 276 teddy bears and headed for Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi. 
Pecan Spring Elementary Career Day
A group of Rotary Club of Austin Rotarians spoke to Pecan Springs elementary school children about their respective careers for Career Day.  The children were inspired and in awe of everyone who spoke of their professional lives…paying it forward for our future generations!
BBQ Teams Needed!
The Salado Rotary Club is hosting their 2nd Annual BBQ Cook-off on May 25th.  We would love for any Rotary clubs to put a BBQ team together.  This is also open to the public where they can purchase a wrist band and taste each teams BBQ. With the purchase of a wrist band, you can taste each teams BBQ and judge which team you like best. In addition to all the BBQ eating there will be live music, shopping, games, and fun for the whole family! All proceeds raised go back to the community and scholarships. For more details, visit: 


Upcoming Events
March Theme - Water & Sanitation Month
Mar 01, 2019 – Mar 31, 2019
International Women's Day
Mar 08, 2019
Flatonia's Pints For Polio Event
White Haus, Henry K's & Red Vault Bistro
Mar 09, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pflugerville 12th Annual Casino Night
Pfluger Hall
Mar 09, 2019 6:00 PM
World Rotaract Week
Mar 11, 2019 – Mar 15, 2019
Global Grant Scholarship Selection
Mar 16, 2019 9:00 AM

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