DG Shannon Coleman's October Message

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas District Governor Shannon Coleman shares her messagef for October 2022. She talks about the District-Wide Service Project 'Backpack Friends', World Polio Day, Rotary International's Polio Plus campaign and more. Click to play
DG Shannon Coleman's October Message 2022-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

All Aboard to Onboard New Members!

On Sept 29th we began a new tradition by having a New Member Orientation Lunch at Casa Chapala restaurant. Each officer and committee chair gave a cliff notes version of what they do and what is planned.
All Aboard to Onboard New Members! 2022-09-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Creates Environment of Peace 

Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.
We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.                             
Rotary Creates Environment of Peace 2022-09-30 05:00:00Z 0


RCA Members Visit Global Grant site in Cacak, Serbia

Residents in and around Cacak, Serbia will soon be able to benefit from state-of-the-art PCR testing for infectious diseases thanks to an international partnership between The Rotary Club of Austin, the Rotary Club of Cacak, District 5870, and many others.
RCA Members Visit Global Grant site in Cacak, Serbia 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Marlin's Drawing 2022 Fundraiser 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
September - Celebration of Life 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Mexia Rotary Delivers Water to Fire Departments 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary’s Little Library - It’s Free! 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

Thanking Military Personnel 

PFC Garza and her husband spent a special complimentary weekend in Austin at the Hampton Inn Cedar Park.  This program called Operation Vacation Ft Hood was started by the Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen fifteen years ago as a way to thank our military soldiers for their service. 
Thanking Military Personnel 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Help Kids Fly 

Taylor Rotarians joined with Paul Hansen and his Flying Vikings to sent 25 disabled children to the highest heights.
"It was a great day," the Rev. George Qualley, a Taylor Rotarian said. "The kids and families had a tremendous time."
Rotarians Help Kids Fly 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0
Pies in the Eyes for Polio 2022-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Ukrainian Kids

DG Shannon Coleman, President Mickey McLaughlin (Georgetown-Sun City) and Jeff Coleman at Peaceable Kingdom, Killeen, TX. We were preparing and serving breakfast for the Ukrainian kids who were camping at Peaceable Kingdom.
Ukrainian Kids 2022-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Ukraine Child Refugee Camp

Central Texas Rotarians are doing what they can to add some joy to the lives of refugee children thanks to a Rotary International Disaster Response Grant of $25,000 fully funding a Labor Day weekend camp. View the video
 
Ukraine Child Refugee Camp 2022-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Make Plans to Visit the Georgetown Field of Honor 

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown (TX) Foundation, the Field of Honor® is an emotion-filled display that is something you not only see but you feel. Walk among the 1,600+ majestic waving full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags that honor past and present military, first responders, K9, and Equestrian heroes. 
Make Plans to Visit the Georgetown Field of Honor 2022-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5870 Wins Top Awards at Zone 2022-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

41 Clubs Earn Rotary Citation 2021-2022

Posted by Beverly Luedke
CONGRATULATIONS Rotary District 5870 Central Texas!!  Forty one Club Presidents and their Clubs earned the Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve, for 2021-22. During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, I am proud to say that these clubs demonstrated a commitment to achieve their goals, which ultimately helped strengthen Rotary and shape our future.  You will be receiving the certificate soon. The following clubs received this award:
41 Clubs Earn Rotary Citation 2021-2022 Beverly Luedke 2022-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Donuts and Do'ers 

It may have been part donuts and part curiosity because McCallum High School was buzzing with energy and enthusiasm over the re-start of Interact!
Donuts and Do'ers 2022-09-16 05:00:00Z 0

Marble Falls 9/11 Remembrance

Marble Falls Rotary Club hosted its 21st annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on September 11th at the Rotary Veterans and First Responder Memorial at Johnson Park in Marble Falls.
Marble Falls 9/11 Remembrance 2022-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Donates School Supplies 2022-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Georgetown TX Earns Distinction as a Peacebuilder Club 2022-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

Ukraine Kids Summer Camp

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas and Peaceable Kingdom partnered to bring LOVE & JOY & COMMUNITY to Ukraine Families on Labor Day weekend. 47 Ukraine children ages 5-13 and their parents were hosted by Peaceable Kingdom, District 5870 and The Rotary Foundation for a weekend of fun, laughter, and adventures. Click image to play video.
Ukraine Kids Summer Camp 2022-09-12 05:00:00Z 0

Georgetown Rotary Earns Distinction as a Peacebuilder Club

On Friday, August 19, 2022, the Rotary Club of Georgetown, TX, received the distinction of being named a Peacebuilder Club by the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, an international network that provides resources to further the peace and conflict resolution work of Rotarians around the globe.
Georgetown Rotary Earns Distinction as a Peacebuilder Club 2022-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Shannon Coleman's September Message 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
District 5870 New Member Orientation 2022-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Donates School Supplies 2022-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

Get Ready for World Polio Day - Oct 24

Every year, Rotarians and Rotaractors across the globe mobilize for WORLD POLIO DAY to raise awareness about eradicating polio for good. If we stay committed, polio will be the second human disease ever to be eradicated. 
Get Ready for World Polio Day - Oct 24 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Another Successful Military Mission in Austin  2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - August 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Helping Grieving Children

A special thanks go out to club president Debbie Tam, Raezel Poplawski, and Roger Nichols for getting up at 5 a.m. to make the 7 a.m. registration!
Helping Grieving Children 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
2023 Rotary International Convention - Melbourne 2022-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Pies for Polio Challenge

Rotary District 5870 has set a goal of donating as much as we can to the Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund this year. This year, we introduced the PIES FOR POLIO CHALLENGE to help build awareness for our fight to end polio. All clubs are encouraged to partake in the challenge! Take a pie and share your video on social media!
Pies for Polio Challenge 2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Join the Content Creation Team

Do you like to create graphics? Have experience with video? We are searching for a few more members for the District Content Creation Team. Must have experience and will need to submit 2 designs that you have created. This team will receiving training and access to content creation tools. Click to apply.
Join the Content Creation Team 2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year .. New Challenge! 2022-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Marlin Awards Vocational and Technical Scholarship 2022-08-29 05:00:00Z 0


Marlin Welcomes President Estep

The Rotary Club of Marlin recently had the privilege of inducting its 2022-23 president, Letitia Estep. She states, “We have a great year ahead! Fellow Rotarians, it is an honor and privilege to serve as your 2022-2023 President.
Marlin Welcomes President Estep 2022-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Countdown for Global Grant Scholarship

Do you know a recent college graduate or graduating college senior that would like to do graduate studies at an international university in one of the Rotary Foundation’s Seven Areas of Focus? 
Countdown for Global Grant Scholarship 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Belton Upgrades Free Little Library 2022-08-24 05:00:00Z 0

Special Guests Helps Make Rotary Special

We welcomed visitors to our Club meeting August 11th to meet DG Shannon and help with assembling Backpack Buddies as well as stuffing backpacks with school supplies for kindergarteners at Wooldridge Elementary and to celebrate the success of Rise Up With RYLA with award winning Camper Mauricio Ramos and his mom Theresa. 
Special Guests Helps Make Rotary Special 2022-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Shiner Rotary Makes a Donation to Shiner Animal Services

The Shiner Rotary made a $1000 donation to the Shiner Animal Services. This donation will be used to pay for an air conditioning/heating system to keep the animals comfortable. Pictured are: Alex Remschel (Rotary Pres.), Police Chief Kevin Kelso, Animal Services Officer Teena Davis, and Officer Greg Proske. 
Shiner Rotary Makes a Donation to Shiner Animal Services 2022-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

New Location for Austin-Southwest

We are now meeting at DK Maria's Traditional Tex Mex restaurant located at Slaughter and Menchaca in south Austin. We are working on becoming a hybrid club, so reach out if you would like to join us via Zoom for a program.
New Location for Austin-Southwest 2022-08-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives

Northwest Austin Rotary Club is proud to announce that our Rotary Youth Exchange Program has started again after a couple of years hiatus due to Covid-19. Our RYE student Isabela arrived from Barre Manse Brazil Thursday morning and was greeted by her host parents Tom Craig and Virginia D-Craig and Rotary District 5780's Coordinator for RYE, Sarah Brightwell. Isabela is following in her mother's footsteps as Ingrid was Virginia's first Rotary Youth Exchange Student in the late 90s. What a blessing to have Bela with us for the school year.
Rotary Youth Exchange Student Arrives 2022-08-22 05:00:00Z 0

RI's Latest RI Statement on Polio

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Here is the Official statement from RIP Jennifer Jones on what Polio means to Rotary and the World.  The three big takeaways are 1. Vaccination is critical  2.  Rotary's spearheading and development of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is essential to providing the path for and financing the final global Eradication of Polio  3. Take action Now!
RI's Latest RI Statement on Polio 2022-08-22 05:00:00Z 0
Fed 200 Children with Hope Austin 2022-08-19 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteers Needed for Labor Day Weekend Camp for Child Refugees of the Ukraine

Rotary District 5870 has received a $25,000 Disaster Response Grant from The Rotary Foundation which will fully fund a Labor Day Weekend retreat to be held at Peaceable Kingdom by Variety of Texas. This camp is for Ukrainian children displaced from Ukraine, due to the war with Russia, now living in the Central Texas area. In collaboration with Peaceable Kingdom, the retreat will take place Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5 at the Peaceable Kingdom location (near Killeen, TX).
 
We have various needs for volunteers Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5 at the Peaceable Kingdom location.
 
Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2023.
1)    Click HERE to Sign up to volunteer,
2)    The background check form will be sent to you by email and the REQUIRED BACKGROUND CHECK must be complete to be admitted. In order to volunteer both steps must be complete.
Volunteers Needed for Labor Day Weekend Camp for Child Refugees of the Ukraine 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Backpack Attack 2022

A new school year is like a new box of crayons - fresh, bright, and full of potential! However, as many as 5000 elementary and middle school students may not have the resources to start school with a backpack and school supplies this year.
Backpack Attack 2022 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

Stephanie A. Urchick, of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25, a decision that would make her only the second woman to hold that position. She will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International 2022-08-16 05:00:00Z 0

Take a Trip to India!

Serve others and experience some of India's most extraordinary sites! Take a trip to India with other Rotarians on 27 December - January 7, plus an optional 3 day extension trip to Varanasi. You will engage with local Rotarians for fun, fellowship and service opportunities, including taking part in Rotary’s Polio Eradication efforts by administering vaccine drops to children.For information & details, contact USA Trip Leader Todd Smith, 512.542.4485
Take a Trip to India! 2022-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

A Weekend of Fun and Thanks for a Military Family From Ft. Hood

The Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen host a military family every month with a complimentary weekend in Austin. The program is called Operation Vacation. The  Baker family spent two nights at the Hilton Austin with gift bags, snacks and treats during their stay and enjoyed a relaxing breakfast each morning provided by the hotel.
A Weekend of Fun and Thanks for a Military Family From Ft. Hood 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - July 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

La Grange's Save Ukraine Campaign

 
The Rotary Club of La Grange presented Governor Shannon one of its “Save Ukraine – Save The World”  tee shirts during her July 13 visit to their club.  This marked the official end of the club’s Save Ukraine campaign.
 
La Grange's Save Ukraine Campaign 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
DG Shannon Coleman's August Message 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Limited Time Offer - August through October 2022

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It's that time again! 
 
For a limited time starting on Monday, August 1, 2022, District 5870 will do the following:
 
Using Rotary Foundation Recognition Points generously donated by an anonymous donor, we will match contributions of new cash made to the Annual Fund-SHARE during Rotary Year 2022-23 on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $250 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8. 
Rotary Limited Time Offer - August through October 2022 2022-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Mexia Rotary Club Donates Water to Local Fire Departments

Mexia Rotary Club donates water to local fire departments (07/24/2022 The Rotary Club of Mexia had an impromptu collection at their July 21st meeting which was augmented by a generous donation from Walmart to donate cases of water to eight local fire departments in the Mexia area.
Mexia Rotary Club Donates Water to Local Fire Departments 2022-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

73rd Marble Fall Fish Fry

Marble Falls Rotary Club held their 73rd annual fish fry on July 9th.  DG Shannon Coleman and PDG Beverly Luedke provided a great message to the crowd.  The event was well attended and PDG Luedke drew the winners of the raffle - Jennifer Tumlinson and Charlie Horn won the kayaks, Carol Weathers and Shannon DelBello won the Yeti Coolers and Barbara Nuss won 4 life jackets.  Thank you to everyone that helped make this a great event!
73rd Marble Fall Fish Fry 2022-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Register Today for Membership Seminar

Please join us on Saturday, August 27 at the Georgetown Public Library to discuss the future of membership in our District. We will be meeting from 9:00 AM until Noon.  All Rotarians that have a passion for Growing Rotary are invited.  This is your training event and we need your help in sharing ideas and challenges we may have this year. 
Register Today for Membership Seminar 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0


Join The E-Club Bat Cruise

The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is going to bats for kids. Join, the E-Club for our second ever Bat Cruise on September 27, 2022 at Lady Bird Lake boarding at 6:00 p.m. (Boat leaves at 6:30 p.m.)
Join The E-Club Bat Cruise 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rare Case of Polio Confirmed in New York

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has been informed of a case of paralytic polio in an unvaccinated individual in Rockland County, New York, United States.  
 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are coordinating with New York State health authorities on their investigation. Initial sequencing confirmed by CDC indicates that the case is type 2 VDPV.  
 
Any form of poliovirus anywhere is a threat to children everywhere. It is critical that the GPEI Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026 is fully resourced and fully implemented everywhere, to ensure a world free of all forms of poliovirus can be achieved.  
 
We are calling on every single Rotarian to take action and be a part of the fight to end polio, helping to raise $50 million per year for polio eradication.
 
Mike McGovern
Chair, International PolioPlus Committee
Rare Case of Polio Confirmed in New York 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0


Back Pack Friends

The Rotary Club of Temple conducted its first service project of the year putting together 180 back pack friends for school kids who risk having weekend hunger. Led by our new DG, Shannon Coleman, the club was able to accomplish the rewarding project in just 15 minutes at their weekly meeting.
Back Pack Friends 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
Killer Dueling Pianos Rocks Temple! 2022-07-25 05:00:00Z 0

Keeping Our Neighbors on the Go!
 

The Rotary Club of Georgetown has been busy building two ramps already in the new Rotary year! These ramps are attached to homes and create new mobility for those living there. Never for granted your chance to walk out of your house and just go! Special thanks to all the Rotarians who brave the heat and make this happen!
Keeping Our Neighbors on the Go!  2022-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

Club Recognition

District Governor Beverly Luedke visited Sun City recently and recognized former president Doug Lowe for his service with help from current president Mickey McLaughlin.
Club Recognition 2022-07-24 05:00:00Z 0

$30,000 Scholarship(s) Available

Do you know a recent college graduate or graduating college senior that would like to do graduate studies at an international university in one of the Rotary Foundation’s Seven Areas of Focus? This will be a life change experience and a great opportunity for scholarship recipients. To learn more, please call: Tom Anderson District Chair, Global Grant Scholarship Phone: 512-589-6328Email: tander6854@sbcglobal.net
$30,000 Scholarship(s) Available 2022-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
A Joy in Scholarships 2022-07-21 05:00:00Z 0

Invitation to join RI President at the 2nd Africa Peace Concert

You're invited to attend the virtual conference on Friday, Sept. 2 at 3PM where R.I. President, Jennifer Jones is the guest of honor for the second Virtual Africa Peace Concert in honor of Peace Promotion and Conflict Prevention. The main objective of the concert is to raise funds to support the Rotary Africa Peace Fund.
Invitation to join RI President at the 2nd Africa Peace Concert 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Bright Beginnings With Backpacks

West Austin Rotarians accepted Backpacks from TyRex Manufacturing again this year to be given to Kindergartners at our adopted school, Wooldridge Elementary. Each year Rotarians work with Target to fill them with necessary school supplies. The backpacks will be given out to start these new learners on the path to a successful year.
Bright Beginnings With Backpacks 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Feeding Young Minds (and Bodies)

The Rotary Club of Temple-South has always been a huge supporter of the Temple Public Library, sponsoring book purchases and co-hosting programs with them. This year, however, the Library brought the Club a new service idea: Feeding Children.
Feeding Young Minds (and Bodies) 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Pints for Polio Fundraiser and Social - Two Clubs, One Family 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Northwest Austin feeling a little like Huck Finn!

Fellow Rotarians and family put on our old clothes and grabbed a brush as we headed out to Hill Country Community Ministries for some old fashion painting.  We finished painting doors and railings in record time.  Thank you, Rick Hoffman and his lovely wife, Anne Trinh, her daughter, and two wonderful grandchildren.
Northwest Austin feeling a little like Huck Finn! 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Deep Dive Into the Rotary Foundation

Join District Foundation Chair, PDG Jerry Chapman and Annual Fund Chair George Lourigan on August 27th for a deep dive into the mysterious workings of the Rotary Foundation.  All Rotarians will benefit and are welcome to attend.
Deep Dive Into the Rotary Foundation 2022-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - June 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Looking for More "News Around The District"? 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's July Message

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Happy New Year, District 5870! Over the past few years, the importance and power of connection has been evident as we have come together to help those in need.  What amazes me most is that this heart felt desire to help others took place on a global level.  We have all witnessed how much can be achieved by working together. 

DG Shannon Coleman's July Message 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year Check List 2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Saying Thank you to our Ft. Hood Military Troops!  2022-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
2022 Thomas R. Kirk Scholarship Recipients 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Scholarships Awarded

Each year, the Rotary Club of Marble Falls awards $10,000 to local seniors striving to further their education by attending a trade school, 2 year or 4 year college program.  This year, 5 scholarships were awarded to students from Marble Falls High School.  We wish them well on their next phase of life!
Scholarships Awarded 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Temple Rotary Dedicates Little Library, Park Bench, Trees at housing authority; Partners with Altrusa for books 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
1st Gen Belton HS Student Receives $10,000 Temple Rotary Scholarship 2022-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Bike Racks Project for the City of Bastrop

The Rotary Club of Bastrop County worked with the City of Bastrop on a “Bike Racks for the City of Bastrop” project.  The objective of this project is to support Bastrop City goals for a “multi-modal transportations” approach to encourage bicycling and walking for enjoyment of the city by residents and visitors. 
Bike Racks Project for the City of Bastrop 2022-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Pflugerville Awards $25,000 in Scholarships  2022-06-24 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating a Great First Year

Rotary Club of Austin North Metro, one of District 5870's two Passport Clubs, celebrated their first full year at the Anchor Bar in Round Rock on June 13th. The Gavel was passed from President Miriam Moorman to President Elect Dian Edwards as the club celebrated the year's accomplishments including a Rotary Citation, a new EAFK program, and a successful First Annual Bowl-A-Thon which is hoped to become the club's signature fundraiser.
Celebrating a Great First Year 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Education Grant Recipients Lakeway / Lake Travis Rotary Club

Education Grant Winners include:1. Brogan Leonard - Attending TEEX Fire Academy, Texas A&M University, $5,4002. Mia Garcia - Attending Texas Tech University,  $5,0003. Kiersten Crespell - Attending Texas A&M University, Central Texas, $5,0004. Emily Urista - Attending Texas A&M University, $5,0005. Sofia Gonzales - Attending Wellsley College, $5,0006. Jack Mann - Attending Texas A&M University, $2,5007. Jamey Etheridge - Attending Texas A&M University, $2,5008. Joelle Halfmann - Attending University of Oklahoma, $2,5009. Juan Pablo Urista - Attending Carnegie Mellon University, $2,100
2022 Education Grant Recipients Lakeway / Lake Travis Rotary Club 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

SIPS AND DIPS

Join West Austin Rotarians on July 9th at 6pm for the perfect summer event at Water2Wine, 3300 West Anderson Ln. Wine tasting, great Mexican food, live music and art show. Raise a glass to celebrate friends, summer and service! Click to buy tickets.
SIPS AND DIPS 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Ukrainian Rotarian visitor

Andrea CHerepanov from Mykolaiv Ukraine was our guest and spoke to us about his home, Rotary Convention experience and his family visit to Austin.  He is President Elect of his Club in Mykolaiv.  We also had a visit from Rotarian Mary Anne Rishebarger from Maryland as well
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NW Austin Installation at the Nyle Maxwell's Vehicles Unique Museum 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
See you Later, Not Goodbye! 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary is Fellowship

Among many things, what I love most about Rotary is its ability to bring people together and its inclusive, welcoming nature. When you walk in, you automatically have a group of lifelong friends. Here are photos from our most recent social at Austin Cosmopolitan! We laughed, we enjoyed each others' company and the hours passed by so quickly. It's true, time flies when you're having fun.
Rotary is Fellowship 2022-06-17 05:00:00Z 0

May Operation Vacation Ft. Hood

The Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen in partnership with the Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel and the County Line on the Lake hosted a military family for a special R&R weekend in Austin to thank them for their service.
May Operation Vacation Ft. Hood 2022-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Register to District & Club Leader Installation

Come join us on Saturday, June 18th at Concordia High School Cardinal Hall in Pflugerville as we install our District / Club Officers and celebrate the 2022-23 Rotary International "Imagine Rotary" theme!  Tickets - $45/per person - includes a buffet luncheon & includes adult beverages.
Register to District & Club Leader Installation 2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - May 2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

Veterans Honored

Rotary Club of Temple honors two Vietnam Era Veterans during annual Memorial Day Commemoration. Special thank you to LTG (ret) Paul ”Butch” Funk and LTC (Ret) Dr. Bob Crouch. #templerotarystrong #1DistrictStrong #rotaryinternational #ServiceAboveSelf #ServeToChangeLives
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DG Beverly Luedke's June Message

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Time has definitely flown……just a short 11 months ago, I had a lot of plans, goals and hopes for District 5870.  And now, looking back over the past 11 months, I am thrilled to say that many of them came to fruition.  Rotarians of District 5870, YOU can be so proud of what you have accomplished.
DG Beverly Luedke's June Message 2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

$32K in Scholarships
 

On May 6th the Northwest Austin Club gave out $32,000 in scholarships to 13 seniors from Westwood High School, McNeil High School, and Navarro High School.
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Temple Rotary Donates to Promise House for Homeless

Rotary Club of Temple presented a check for $4,190 during its noon meeting May 26 to Rucker Preston, executive director of Family Promise of East Bell County. The funds will be used to help furnish one of the bedrooms for the new transitional housing campus they are building
Temple Rotary Donates to Promise House for Homeless 2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Temple Jackson Park Cleanup 2022-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

Little Free Library for Cedar Park

The Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander has enjoyed being a part of DG Beverly Luedke’s Rotary District 5870 grant which includes the construction, installation, and ongoing management of a Little Free Library.
Little Free Library for Cedar Park 2022-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
E-Club Hosts Four-Way Test Speech Competition 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

Monarch Butterfly Project

Hats off to the #Rotarians and the McGregor Interact Students who participated in the Monarch Butterfly Service Project at District Conference. Each participant had the opportunity to assemble a kit for an educator, which contained seeds, lesson plans, and supplies for educating children about monarchs and encouraging them to plant milkweed. 50 kits were assembled and were delivered to schools on the Waco area.
Monarch Butterfly Project 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Pflugerville leads effort to replace markers in historic Black cemetery 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Promise House Roof Being Installed as Donations Pour In 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls Daybreak Rotarians participate in 5K fundraiser for local Recovery House 2022-05-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Awards $6K to THS grad

Rotary Club of Taylor honored the top 10% of graduates from local public schools and awarded its $6000 Bunnell-Rotary Academic Scholarship Trey Boles at the club’s annual scholars banquet on
May 2.
Rotary Awards $6K to THS grad 2022-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

8th Annual Flatonia Rotary Golf Fundraiser

Flatonia Rotary Golf Tournament was a big success on Sat. 14 Teams played great golf but a chance to sink a hole in won to win a new Ford Bronco fell short. Golfers played for a cause, with 100% net proceeds to benefit local & international programs. 1st place winners flights 1,2,3
8th Annual Flatonia Rotary Golf Fundraiser 2022-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Sprinkling a Little Love on Jackson Park 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Rabies Clinic for Caldwell Area Residents Sponsored by Rotary Club and Texas A&M 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0
Caldwell Rotary Uses DAP Funds to Provide Books for Every Pre K Student in Caldwell ISD 2022-05-18 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Betty Richardson!

Congratulations to Betty Richardson who was awarded the 2021-22 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SERIVCE ABOVE SELF AWARD! Betty is an amazing Rotarian who lives the life of Service Above Self. She is a member of the RC of Austin University Area.
Congratulations Betty Richardson! 2022-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
Public Image Super Star Winners! 2022-05-09 05:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger Austin Rotary Project

The Rotary Club of Austin in partnership with Westlake, West Austin, Cosmopolitan, South Austin and North by Northeast Rotary clubs  packed 25,000 food bags for Rise Against Hunger. These may look like simple meals  of rice and soy but they represent the battle against world hunger. It is one of the most rewarding Rotary service projects. Service Above Self!
Rise Against Hunger Austin Rotary Project 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
May .... I SPY THE GOVERNOR?? 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Thank you from Georgetown Days for Girls

Please give our heartfelt thanks to your Rotary members for the tremendous support we have received. We will make use of every washcloth, bar of soap and underwear to enhance the life of women and girls who do not have access to menstrual supplies. Thank you,also, to everyone who came to the workday. A mountain of work was accomplished and will help us be ready for our next packing day.
Thank you from Georgetown Days for Girls 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Operation Vacation 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - April 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly Luedke's May Message

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IT’S HERE!!!!!  May….and District Conference of Clubs….We have all been working toward the weekend we get to CELEBRATE all that we have worked so hard for over the last 10 months and it is FINALLY here. 
DG Beverly Luedke's May Message 2022-05-02 05:00:00Z 0

Empowering Girls Project A Success!

Our Empowering Girls event on Saturday, April 24 was a great success. The district prepared nineteen kits to be distributed in Honduras. Each kit lasts a girl for three years, giving them back about 60 days for school, work, and living!
Empowering Girls Project A Success! 2022-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

A Devoted Mom 
 

Jennifer Ognibene (Rotary Vocational Scholar from the Rotary Club of Marlin) designs a pneumatic device that allows her wheelchair-bound son to hit a baseball. Lukus Ognibene, 11, uses a wheelchair equipped with a HandiBat to take a swing at a baseball. The HandiBat, developed by Lukus’ mother, Jenne, is a pneumatic system that uses compressed air to swing a bat.
A Devoted Mom   2022-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon!

Fundraising Chair for the Rotary Club of Austin North Metro, Sarah Carriker and her team pulled off a very successful 1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon at Highland Lanes in North Austin on Sunday, April 24th.
1st Annual Bowl-A-Thon! 2022-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

Peaceable Kingdom Camp Killeen

Members of Local Rotary clubs -  ( Austin, West Austin, Northwest Austin, Killeen Heights, Temple South) and our District Governor Beverly Luedke were invited to tour the Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Camp in Killeen.
Peaceable Kingdom Camp Killeen 2022-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

Feeding the Hungry in South Austin

Members from the Rotary Club of South Austin and Austin Westlake worked for three hours sorting and inspecting donated food prior to distribution to those in need.  2500 pounds were processed which equates to >3,000 meals. A cash donation from Rotary District 5870 was also made which will provide for another 15,000+ meals.
Feeding the Hungry in South Austin 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Austin North by Northest invites you to join them at their ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION on May 4th at Casa Chapala from 6PM to 9PM. Tickets are $50 - music, appetizers, margarita foundation and an auction. 
Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Four-Way Test Speech Contest Live Event! 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0
Waco Family Abuse Playground Gets Mulched 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer

RLI is a grassroots coalition of Rotary districts implementing a leadership development program for “potential” leaders of Rotary CLUBS. While it is an unofficial program of Rotary International, it has substantial support of several past Rotary International Presidents and current, past, and incoming RI Directors.
Rotary Institute Leadership (RLI) Virtual Training Spring & Summer 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Fighting Hunger Around The World

Rotary Club of South Austin and Rotary Club of Austin Southwest were joined together with volunteers from the community to fight hunger around the world at the Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event on Saturday, April 23. Meals packed over 15,000 in under 2 hours.
Fighting Hunger Around The World 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Round Rock Sunrise Pint's For Purpose

The Rotary Club of Round Rock Sunrise invites you to join them at their Pints for Purpose event on May 15 at Third Base 2PM-5PM! Tickets are $20 which can be bought online at www.rotaryroundrock-sunrise.org or at the door. Proceeds support youth & literacy projects.
Round Rock Sunrise Pint's For Purpose 2022-04-27 05:00:00Z 0

Pioneer Farms is a Living History

Pioneer Farms is a Living History Park in northeastern Travis County given by the grandchildren of the Jourdan Family to honor the early pioneers who settled in the Austin area in the mid-to-late 1800s. The Jourdan cabin is original to the site, and 16 other period structures have been moved to the farm from nearby locations.
Pioneer Farms is a Living History 2022-04-26 05:00:00Z 0
DAP Grant Awarded 2022-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Volunteering at R.O.C.K.

Sunrise members volunteered on Friday, April 1st at the Ride on Center for Kids in Georgetown to assist in preparation for their 16th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser.  The Barn Dance financially supports the group's mission of  providing equine-assisted services to children, adults, and veterans with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Members cleaned the arena, set up tables and chairs, moved hay, and set up the concession stand.  Our club enjoyed supporting such a great organization.
Volunteering at R.O.C.K. 2022-04-07 05:00:00Z 0
Come to the Biggest BBQ Competition Around 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0
Organizational Meeting for Possible New Club in Lampasas 2022-04-01 05:00:00Z 0
Corsicana Rotary Club Donates Bleachers 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Join the District to Empower Girls on April 23
 

One of our Rotary District 5870 service projects this year is Empowering Girls and Women. Belton and Cedar Park have already had service events, and now Georgetown Days for Girls is our focal point for our final district service project for this project.
 
 
Join the District to Empower Girls on April 23  2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
New at the District Conference this year! Special Friday afternoon Break Outs 2022-03-31 05:00:00Z 0
April ... I SPY THE GOVERNOR?? 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rockin' Rotary

The Rotary Club of Belton invites the public to the Rockin’ Rotary Street Party with Hair Metal Giants on stage performing rock classis from the 1980’s. Break out your best 80’s rocker gear, lawn chairs and blankets, and come join our club in Downtown Belton, April 8th from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Rockin' Rotary 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly Luedke's April Message

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I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR!!!!  The trees are budding, the bluebonnets are blooming and Rotary Benches are popping up EVERYWHERE!!  This is an exciting time for Rotarians and District 5870 as many things are coming to fruition.  We have completed a couple of our District projects we set out to do in July and the others are close to completion.
DG Beverly Luedke's April Message 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Harris Elementary EAFK Jousting Event

Rotarians from Cosmopolitan Rotary, Northwest Rotary ,Austin North Passport and Rotary Club of Austin at the Harris Elementary EAFK jousting event in Austin with Lady Amber and Lady Charlomaine.
Harris Elementary EAFK Jousting Event 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Needed for 2 Rise Against Hunger Events 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0

Temple Rotary keeps growing!

Rotary Club of Temple has added 12 new members so far this fiscal year, including three more pictured here with their Rotary sponsors at a recent meeting at the Central Fire Station in Downtown Temple.
 
Temple Rotary keeps growing! 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
Temple Rotary Raises $16,000 for Ukraine Humanitarian Relief 2022-03-28 05:00:00Z 0

Bastrop County Rotary Installs New Park Bench

The Rotary Club of Bastrop County has installed a new park bench adjacent to “Smitty” the nation’s largest gingerbread man, in Smithville. In the peaceful park where Smitty resides is a tranquil garden with gingerbread mosaic walking paths, and art abounds.
Bastrop County Rotary Installs New Park Bench 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA's New Name

Posted by Barbara Najera
We have it!! RYLA has a new name!! Thank you to everyone who submitted such great ideas for RYLA. We had 60 submissions. I love our District and am so grateful for your help!! I could not have picked this name on my own!
RYLA's New Name Barbara Najera 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0
Volunteering at Round Rock Serving Center 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

Harris Elementary EAFK Knighting Ceremony

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The students at Harris Elementary in Austin were honored  today for the trait of Citizenship by Sir James. The parents of the honorees were invited to attend and this character program is sponsored by the University Area Rotary and the Austin North Metro Passport Rotary Clubs.
Harris Elementary EAFK Knighting Ceremony 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

Clothes to the UT Career Closet

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The Rotary Club of Austin donated two carloads of new or gently used professional clothes to the UT Career Closet. The clothes are available to students as they prepare for graduation,  job interviews and entering the work force.
Clothes to the UT Career Closet 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

West Austin Rotary Project Update

The Rotary Club of West Austin would like to announce that we are nearing completion of our second Global Grant.  This is a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project in Bilampi, Nicaragua benefiting 43 families.
 
West Austin Rotary Project Update 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

Tour of Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children (PKRC) is going to give a tour of their facility and have lunch there on April 28, from 10a – 2p (PKRC will order box lunches - $10.00 per box – payable at the door). All are welcome!
Tour of Peaceable Kingdom 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

BBQ for the Helping Hand Home

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The Rotary Club of Austin hosted a bbq for the kids and staff during Spring Break at the Helping Hand Home to remind them that our members  still
care about them even though we could not be around due to the pandemic.
BBQ for the Helping Hand Home 2022-03-27 05:00:00Z 0

Relief for Central Texas Tornado Victims

The following communties from our District suffered severe damage: Elgin, Taylor and Round Rock. Nothing worse than seeing your own community destoryed. Our local Clubs are already mobilizing to help with support & relief efforts.
Relief for Central Texas Tornado Victims 2022-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Ready to Tee-Off in Taylor

Have fun and fund scholarships at the annual Taylor Rotary Club Golf Tournament Friday, April 8, at Mustang Creek Golf Course. For information on having a team or sponsoring, email Austin Brown at abrown5@farmersagent.com.
Rotarians Ready to Tee-Off in Taylor 2022-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

ANMPRC's First-Ever Fundraiser

Please help make the Austin North Metro Passport Club's first fundraiser a success! Sign up a team or consider sponsoring a bowling lane. The event will also have a silent auction, raffles, and food! The bowling will be family-friendly and not competitive. The event is April 24 from 2-4:30 at Highland Lanes (8909 Burnet Road) in Austin. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-bowl-a-thon-tickets-259853487777
 
ANMPRC's First-Ever Fundraiser 2022-03-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Flatonia Annual Pints For Polio 2022-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Career Day

On February 17th, The Rotary Club of Marble Falls hosted  Career Day for juniors from Marble Falls High School and Faith Academy.
Career Day 2022-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Ukraine Response Update - March 23

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Visit https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-responds-ukraine-crisis and follow Rotary on social media to stay updated on how clubs can get involved and what actions Rotary members have taken and the impact it has had for people in the region.
 
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
Ukraine Response Update - March 23 2022-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
Human Trafficking at CD Fulkes MS 2022-03-03 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine

Posted by Rich Kaye
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Several of you have asked about what Rotary is doing in support of the humanitarian crises brewing in Eastern Europe.  Here’s what’s been released so far:
  • Rotary is in contact with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees – USA to prepare and respond to the needs of those being displaced in Ukraine and to neighboring countries.
     
  • ShelterBox, our project partner for disaster response, is in communication with Rotary members in Eastern Europe to explore how it may offer support with temporary transitional housing and other essential supplies. 
Additional thoughts and ideas for personal or club assistance to Ukraine:
  • RI Director Katerina is working on a plan with John hewko  for relief efforts. 
     
  • The DG and PDGs in Ukraine have also suggested donations for immediate relief under a gofundme page headed up by a Rotarian in California. All collected funds will be managed by Rotary Ukraine to youth and their families affected by the military aggression.
As more information becomes available, I’ll let you know how members can provide humanitarian relief to the people of Ukraine.
Rotary Assistance to the Ukraine Rich Kaye 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Honors Our Troops! 2022-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Bus Trip to the House of Friendship

If you would like to get a taste of Rotary International Convention without a lot of expense, PLEASE consider hopping on the bus in Georgetown on Saturday, June 4th for a one day trip to the RI House of Friendship in Houston
Bus Trip to the House of Friendship 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - February 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - March 19 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0
Get Ready to Celebrate at the Conference of Clubs 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Club Leader Training - April 9th

Come learn what DGE Shannon Coleman has planned for Rotary 2022-23 and get Club Leader Training on April 9th at Central Texas College in Killeen. 8AM-9AM is registration and a continental breakfast. Sessions start at 9AM. Cost is $30. Click here to register.
Club Leader Training - April 9th 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Temple Targets Human Trafficking Three Times

The Rotary Club of Temple focused a lot of attention in February on the scourge of human trafficking by scheduling two speakers at club meetings in addition to sponsoring the anti-human trafficking trailer at the Bell County Expo Center.
Temple Targets Human Trafficking Three Times 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine

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It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world. At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there.  Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world. 
Rotary's Official Statement on Events in Ukraine 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Beverly Luedke's March Message

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It is FUNNY how time flies when you are either BUSY or having FUN!!!  For me, it has been this entire year.  We are into our last quarter of the year and we are still TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.  We have some exciting events coming up this month and I hope that each of you will take part.
District Governor Beverly Luedke's March Message 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

March ... I SPY THE GOVERNOR ???

Do you know where Beverly is? Hint, this place is near and dear to Rotary and District 5870. Yes, we know Governor Beverly is at the Central Texas College, but do you know why the Rotary Connection this month?
March ... I SPY THE GOVERNOR ??? 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Public Image Super Star Challenge Helpful Links & Directions

We are approaching the wrap up of another very successful Rotary Year here in District 5870 CENTRAL TEXAS! As you and your clubs are reviewing your many many accomplishments…. We wanted to check in and provide a few helpful links and directions for the completion of the 2021-2022 SuperStar Challenge!  
Public Image Super Star Challenge Helpful Links & Directions 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Public Image & Membership Seminar - March 19th 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Four-Way Speech Contest

The Rotary E-Club of Central Texas will be hosting a Four Way Test Speech contest for high school students on the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2022, and we would like to invite  clubs to participate.   The Four Way Speech competition will be a virtual speech competition for students in grades 9 – 12 based sponsored by our Club with cash prizes ranging from $300 to $100.
Four-Way Speech Contest 2022-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone End Human Trafficking Meeting - Charlie Tebow, Survivor 2022-02-25 06:00:00Z 0
Bastrop County is Getting Busy 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Hosts Pints For Polio 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

Help Save UT Rotaract Club

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We are looking for leaders and members for the Rotaract Club at UT. Please notify me if you have a child, a neighbor or just anyone you know who is a student at UT in the undergraduate program. Mary Reynolds of the Austin Club has through her club members, identified a couple of potential members for the Rotaract Club as well as some strong adult support for the Rotaract Club.  Contact me at bkrich5207@gmail.com or 512-922-0566. Betty Richardson
Help Save UT Rotaract Club 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Waco Clubs Check Presentation 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Austin Blood Drive 

The Rotary Club of Austin heard that Austin was desperate for blood donors so our club decided to help. We  set up a Blood Drive bus at our February 8 meeting at the Ben Hur Shriner’s parking lot.
Rotary Club of Austin Blood Drive 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Valentines Chocolates for Hart Teachers 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

Roll Of Fame - March 20th Deadline 

As we begin preparing for District Conference May 6-8 in Waco, celebrating the Service and Dedication of Rotarians throughout the District is very important. Club  Presidents,  please consider nominating a member of your club for the Roll of Fame which will be awarded during the Sunday morning activities of Conference. 
Roll Of Fame - March 20th Deadline 2022-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

Elgin Food Pantry Donation

We received a grant from the Rotary Foundation just a few months after receiving our charter, and we are excited to announce that on February 8th, we were about to donate those funds to our local food pantry at the Elgin First Baptist Church. Our passion to impact our community is strong, and we are proud to align with The Rotary Foundation's focus on Community Economic Development! This is just the beginning for us!
Elgin Food Pantry Donation 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
We Got Our Charter! 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0

New Member Social

On February 9th, The Rotary Club of Marble Falls held a new member social at Double Horn Brewing Company in Marble Falls.
New Member Social 2022-02-17 06:00:00Z 0
Flatonia HS Interact Club & Rotarians TeamUp For Highway Clean-Up Service Project 2022-02-15 06:00:00Z 0
Local Rotary Clubs Co-Sponsor Rise Against Hunger Service Project 2022-02-09 06:00:00Z 0
Two Rotary Clubs combine to "Launch Temple" 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - January 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
February .... I SPY the Governor Where? 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention

In response to questions and concerns raised by members worldwide, we are pleased to announce that the Rotary International Board of Directors has confirmed that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event 4-8 June in Houston, Texas, USA. We are excited to offer a special registration rate of US$495 through 28 February. 
 
Limited time only: Save on the 2022 Rotary International Convention 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

FEBRUARY-- PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT PREVENTION MONTH

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I have no hesitation in saying that world peace could be achieved and made permanent if reared on Rotary’s firm foundation of friendliness, tolerance, and usefulness.                                            (Paul Harris, 1940 Rotary Convention)
FEBRUARY-- PEACEBUILDING AND CONFLICT PREVENTION MONTH 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
RYLA Contest: RYLA Needs a New Name 2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
Temple Rotary Sponsors Anti-Trafficking Trailer at Youth Fair 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0


Temple Rotary Foundation Celebration Lunch

Rotary Club of Temple Foundation Chair Barbara Bozon and Foundation Assistant Chair Eric Haugeberg hosted a celebration lunch in January for six of our newest large donors from the last matching campaign. Our goal is to grow both the number and level of our Paul Harris Fellows.
Temple Rotary Foundation Celebration Lunch 2022-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls Holds New Member Social 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Elgin Charter Celebration

The excitment that was in the air in Elgin, Texas on Friday, January 21 and so energizing as the Rotary Club of Elgin officially received its charter....... what a great night of fellowship.
Elgin Charter Celebration 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Beverly Luedke's February Message

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I hope that each of you have your Rotary At Work shirts ready to go because February is all about SERVICE this month.  We kicked off our first of four District Service Projects…..End Human Trafficking….last weekend at the very successful Foundation Gala.  Partnering with Global Connections International, District 5870 is increasing the awareness of human trafficking throughout the communities of 5870 by means of student assemblies in schools as well as providing End Human Trafficking fliers to those visiting the GCI EHT trailer in communities and even a County Fair this month. 
District Governor Beverly Luedke's February Message 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Temple Rotary Sponsors Anti-Trafficking Trailer at Youth Fair 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Community Partners

The Rotary Club of Austin has several Community Partners that we support with our Good Works Budget Girl Scouts (Girl Scouts Behind Bars-providing scouting activities for girls whose parents are incarcerated) Boy Scouts (STEM School programs-teaching STEM directed activities in the East Austin schools) Sammy’s House (providing programs for the mentally disadvantaged and health fragile children) Women’s Storybook Project (Connecting incarcerated mothers with their children through literacy) and BookSpring (Support the Spanish books for the free Books for Me programs in the schools).
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Helping Those In Need In Mayfield

District 5870 gave the Mayfield, Kentucky Rotary Club $5,000 through our Keyway to use where it was most needed in support of those devasted by the tornadoes that leveled Western Kentucky. 
Helping Those In Need In Mayfield 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Flatonia Participates in #WearBlueDay 2022-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Strives to End Human Trafficking
 

Central Texas Rotarians will kick off a campaign to educate the public with knowledge of how to prevent the exploitation of their children, friends and neighbors at the Rotary District 5870 Foundation Gala on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Sheraton Austin-Georgetown and Conference Center.
Rotary Strives to End Human Trafficking  2022-01-23 06:00:00Z 0

2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.

Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.

2022-23 Presidential Theme Revealed 2022-01-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Collaboration With Berkman Elementary 2022-01-20 06:00:00Z 0
Seeking Contacts for Four-Way Test Speech Contest 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Home of Champions 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Pine Tree Seedlings Give Away to Support the Environment 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Frost Thanks Rotarians for Supporting Families at Christmas 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0

Congratulations ShelterBox HERO!

Congratulations to the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas and the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin for both earning the 2021-2022 Bronze Hero Award for "Outstanding Dedication and Support" of  ShelterBox!
Congratulations ShelterBox HERO! 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Waco Sunrise Spreads Holiday Cheer 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of West Austin Christmas Shopping Spree, 2021
 

After being forced to cancel the annual Christmas shopping spree for Wooldridge Elementary School children in 2020 because of pandemic restrictions, the Rotary Club of West Austin was able to resume this wonderful tradition in December 2021. The shopping spree is one of our major charitable activities. 
Rotary Club of West Austin Christmas Shopping Spree, 2021  2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Needed for Rise Against Hunger Event 2022-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

District Kicks-Off End Human Trafficking Campaign This Month

The District 5870 Central Texas "End Human Trafficking Campaign" will be hosting the Global Connections International Human Trafficking Trailer for 10 days throughout our district as we bring AWARENESS to human trafficking to the forefront. The Global Connections International mobile education experience provides human trafficking awarenesss and prevention information. The campaign will kick-off at the Foundation Gala on January 29 at the Sherton Austin-Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center. Learn More
District Kicks-Off End Human Trafficking Campaign This Month 2022-01-14 06:00:00Z 0
Clean Water & Sanitation for Bilampi, Nicaragua - Project Update Dec 2021 2022-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Ring the Bell for Salvation Army 2022-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - December 2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
January ..... I SPY the Governor Where? 2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0
January - Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly Luedke's January Message

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Happy New Year!!!! 
I hope that each of you had a Blessed and Joyous Holiday with family and friends.  There is no time better spent than with those we love. As we start the down side part of the Rotary Year, 2021-22 I have to say, “There will be NO down side to it.”  There is a lot planned with:
  • District Service Projects-End Human Trafficking, Empower Girls, Benches, Fighting Hunger
  • Leadership training- Grant Training, District Assembly
  • Rotary Fellowship-
  • District  Foundation Gala this month,
  • Friendship Exchange in April,
  • District Conference in May and
  • International Convention in Houston in June
So put your “Rotarian At Work” shirt on, call a friend and  let’s all get down to DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD.
See you at the Foundation Gala on the 29th.
 
To “Serve to Change Lives”.
Beverly
PS  ……and wear your Blue on January 11th to raise AWARENESS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
DG Beverly Luedke's January Message 2021-12-31 06:00:00Z 0

Selection of District Governor Nominee for 2024-2025 Rotary Year
 

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It is my distinct honor and privilege to formally announce that Doug Smith of the Rotary Club of Temple-South is now officially our District Governor Nominee-Designee and will serve as our Governor for Rotary Year 2024-2025.  Doug is a great Rotarian who is dedicated to the mission of Rotary International and will serve our District well.  Please join me in congratulating Doug on his selection as our 110th District Governor.
Selection of District Governor Nominee for 2024-2025 Rotary Year  2021-12-29 06:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Peace Fellowships For World-Wide Peace Kent Miller 2021-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Adventures of The Georgetown Sunrise Rotary

The Rotary, worldwide, has pursued the eradication of polio. Water for the Navajo Indians in Arizona is a Texas District 5870 project that is in process. Members of Rotary are addressing the problems of human trafficking. 
Adventures of The Georgetown Sunrise Rotary 2021-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Christmas Presence

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The Rotary Club of Temple-South spent their final meeting of 2020 surrounded in the spirit of giving as members purchased 40 blankets and personalized Christmas cards to provide warmth and cheer to the residents of the Brookdale Senior Living home in Temple
Christmas Presence 2021-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Supports Soup Kitchen

South Austin Rotary supports a soup kitchen at a 170 bed transitional housing facility in southeast Austin. Christmas day there saw a big splurge meal for more than 100 residents and some folks living in some nearby homeless camps.
South Austin Rotary Supports Soup Kitchen 2021-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

You're Invited Attend the Elgin Rotary Charter Celebration

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas is proud to announce the charter of the Rotary Club of Elgin, TX! All Rotarians are invited to attend the official Charter Celebration on Friday, January 21st at 6PM-8PM at the Firewild On Main, 201 N Main St, Elgin, TX. Tickets are $35 which inlcuded a plated meal. DG Beverly Luedke is the featured speaker. Click to Register.
You're Invited Attend the Elgin Rotary Charter Celebration 2021-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Austin Rotary Brings Joy to Kids at Helping Hands 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0

Breakfast with Santa

For 21 years, the Sun City Club, in partnership with the Georgetown Fire Department, served up breakfast with Santa while raising funds to support gift giving and holiday food for families in need in our community.
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Happy Birthday Rotary Club of Flatonia

Flatonia Rotary Club celebration of 82 years “Service Above Self” was held at the last Rotary meeting of the year. Chartered on 4-Dec-1939. Warm wishes from Suren Poruri, Assistant Governor, RI District 3150, from India was shared with the club.
Happy Birthday Rotary Club of Flatonia 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
Congratulations Club Champions! 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
We Have a Voice in the Governance of Rotary 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
Global Grant  Provides Clean Water for 24 Communities in Ethiopia  2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
Seeing the Impact We Make in Rural Ethiopia With a Global Grant  2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0

Adoption Day 2021

The Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary partnered with CASA and CPS on November 13th to sponsor a special Adoption Day Event for children who were about to be joined into their forever families!
Adoption Day 2021 2021-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking Resources

Posted by Rosie Chapman
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  As you recall, our District Governor called on every club to conduct a Service Project, preferably in January, relating to Ending Human Trafficking (EHT). 
Human Trafficking Resources Rosie Chapman 2021-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Register Today For Foundation Gala 2022 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - January 15 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

District Project - Central Texas Food Bank

District 5870 presented a $10,000 check to the Central Texas Food Bank last week.  Because the real cost of food to our local food pantries goes for transportation, the money will actually be directed to specific local food centers for these costs. 
District Project - Central Texas Food Bank 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Cameron Rotary Club - Painting for Polio

The Cameron Rotary Club sponsored a very successful Painting for Polio event on November 20th.  You've never seen such lovely Christmas trees and reindeer as at our party.  
Cameron Rotary Club - Painting for Polio 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Distinguished Service Award
 

Posted by Beverly Luedke
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Rotary is first and foremost a service organization dedicated to helping the needy and misfortunate around the world. Over the years, many of our members have under taken hands-on service, both locally and an internationally, to further the object of Rotary without any thought that they were doing something extraordinary. 
 
 
Distinguished Service Award  Beverly Luedke 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Bastrop County Holds Collection Food Drive For Local Food Pantries 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
November Celebration of Life 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
December... I SPY, the Governor's Where? 2021-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Join Us in Houston at the Rotary International Convention! 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Become A People Of Action Club

You have the power to increase people's understanding of Rotary by showing your members as people of action - telling and showing the public how you make a positive difference in your community.
Become A People Of Action Club 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly's December Message

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Happy Holidays!!!!!   
Tis the season for joy, thankfulness and giving.  We as Rotarians celebrate this season it seems all year round with all that we do in so many ways.  I have been so blessed to be a part of this Rotary family and to be a part of all that we do, not only in our own backyards but around the world……a little bit like what Santa Claus does.  Hummm….I never thought of it like that.
Wishing you and yours a most Blessed and Wonderful Holiday Season and Thank You for being one of “Santa’s Elves”.
 
Serving to Change Lives,
Beverly
DG Beverly's December Message 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Adoption Day 2021

The Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary partnered with CASA and CPS on November 13th to sponsor a special Adoption Day Event for children who were about to be joined into their forever families!
Adoption Day 2021 2021-11-29 06:00:00Z 0
Peace on Earth Is What We All Want 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Days of Service Possibilities for December 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Holy Trinity Interact - Box Of Joy Service Project 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Temple South's Police & Fire Appreciation

The Rotary Club of Temple-South honored our first responders on October 28 serving lunch and goodies to the men and women of the Temple Police Department and the Temple Fire and Rescue at the Temple Central Fire Station.
Temple South's Police & Fire Appreciation 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Sun City's Breakfast With Santa 2021-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Food For Families

On Friday, November 19, 2021, the Killeen Rotary Club manned our yearly drop off station for the Killeen Food Care Center.  In addition, our club donated $1500.00 to help feed those in need in our community.  Past DG Rex Weaver, met with the Director of the Food Care Center, Raymond Cockrell, to present the check.  
 
Food For Families 2021-11-23 06:00:00Z 0

Club Aids Women

Taylor Rotarian Regina Jo Carlson led a recent effort to collect pieces of luggage filled with personal care items for women being served by an area domestic violence shelter.
Club Aids Women 2021-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Austin-Southwest Making A Difference 2021-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
Cameron's Painting for Polio Event 2021-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
Zoom Series - Empowering Women & Girls 2021-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
November ... I SPY, the Governor's Where? 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Save the Date for Foundation Gala

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 29, 2022 for our Foundation Gala at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center. Registration opening soon!
Save the Date for Foundation Gala 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - October & September 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly Luedke's November Message

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Happy November and welcome to Rotary Foundation Month!!!  It is hard to believe that we are already through 1/3 of our Rotary year…..it TRULY has FLOWN by!!!!
 
We have lots to celebrate this month so hang on to your hats.
  • On November 1, we kick off our first District Wide Project with the presentation of $10,000 to the Central Texas Food Bank.  I encourage each of you individually as well as a club to go out and serve in your local food pantry throughout the holiday season.
DG Beverly Luedke's November Message 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

It's Tamale Time In South Austin

Tamale Season is here again, and The South Austin Rotary Club has a great way for you to get Tasty Tamales delivered straight to you or a loved one... and MAKE A DIFFERENCE at the same time!
It's Tamale Time In South Austin 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Supports Local Kids

South Austin Club members gathered at Todos Juntos Learning Center this month to continue our work for creating a safe outdoor learning space and play area at Todos Juntos Learning Center in South Austin. They built a sandbox, installed sun coverings a new slide and painted crosswalks.
South Austin Rotary Supports Local Kids 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Marble Falls Rotary Supports Polio Plus

Our club kicked off Polio Plus with a Back to School and New Member Social in August at Bear King Brewing in Marble Falls! We held an “Arm and a Leg” ticket purchase to have a “CHANCE TO WIN” half the collection!
Marble Falls Rotary Supports Polio Plus 2021-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Excellence in Membership Recognition 2021-10-28 05:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Project - Whiteclay Arts Makerspace
 

The Whiteclay Arts Makerspace was cosponsored by Districts 5930 and 5870  in late Rotary year 19-20 and after some COVID delays , the grand opening was this month. Several Native American artists from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota have been working in the facility for several months and the participation ramp up is going well as is the international marketing on the project’s website.
Global Grant Project - Whiteclay Arts Makerspace  2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Safe Place Collection Drive

The Rotary Club of Austin did a Wishlist Collection Drive for Safe Place in Austin on Sat. Oct. 23 and we collected about $1800 worth of baby items, kitchen equipment, sports equipment, cleaning products, bedding and gift cards.  This was  a fun and safe project for our members to help our community.
Safe Place Collection Drive 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President , Shekhar to Visit Georgetown Field Of Honor® 2021-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls' $10,000 Night Fundraiser 2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Stuff the Truck Mobile Food Drive

The Rotary Club of Central Texas had a successful mobile food drive on October 20 in Austin. Members and Several Rotary clubs, neighbors and friends brought food and stayed to visited in lawn chairs under trees. It became a party as the truck was filled and taken to St Luis food pantry.
Stuff the Truck Mobile Food Drive 2021-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Round Rock-Sunrise Helping Kids of All-Abilities 2021-10-25 05:00:00Z 0
Giddings High School Interact Club receives Outstanding Youth Organization of the Year Award 2021-10-21 05:00:00Z 0
Honoring Law Enforcement 2021-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Zoom Series - Empowering Women & Girls

We are so excited to announce...  A SPECIAL episode on EMPOWERING WOMEN & GIRLS on Thursday, NOV. 4th @ 4pm.  Our Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, has challenged Rotarians around the world to get involved in finding ways to Empower WOMEN & GIRLS. We hope that you will join us in this opportunity! Click to Register.
Zoom Series - Empowering Women & Girls 2021-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

What is an E-Club?

An E-Club is a full-fledged regular Rotary Club.  We have a board and officers.  We support the foundation, have local and global service projects, believe in the 4 way test, participate on the district level, and meet regularly. 
What is an E-Club? 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rockdale Rotary Donation to Vision Historic Preservation 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Harker Heights 2nd Quarter Project Fundraiser 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

End Polio Now

Rotary Club of Flatonia met Oct 7th at Robert’s Steakhouse for a meeting and to bring awareness to World Polio Day Oct 24th. 
End Polio Now 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Participates in Navarro College Legacy Parade 2021-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Children's Museum Receive $16,000 Check from Temple Rotary

’Incredible! Fantastic! Absolutely entertaining! High energy and audience engagement! Definitely a 5-Star evening.’ These are just a few of the words used to describe the Rotary Club of Temple’s fundraising evening, The Killer Dueling Pianos, held September 3 at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple,” said Rotary club president Rod Henry.
Children's Museum Receive $16,000 Check from Temple Rotary 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

E-Club Mobile Food Drive

During these days, there are folks who are really in need of food.  Please help us gather nonperishable food and get it to the people who need it.  Check your own pantries and see if you can share, ask your neighbors, co-workers, HOA, neighborhood, friends, and relatives and let’s get food to hungry people!
E-Club Mobile Food Drive 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Interact Club Serves to Change Lives With a Highway Clean Up 2021-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - September 2021-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Save the Date for Northwest Austin's October Social - "Pints for Polio" 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Waco Habitat for Humanity

Members of Waco Sunrise Rotary Club and Lake Brazos Rotary Club met with other volunteers to put up walls, frame the front porch, and wrap a Habitat House for a local Waco family.  The home is just one of 7 planned by Waco Habitat for Humanity during 2021.
Waco Habitat for Humanity 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

EAFK Student Orientation

Sir Cass kicked off the beginning of EAFK at Jarrell Elementary and let the kids know how Knights use their armor. Jarrell Elementary is sponsored by the RC of Georgetown Sun City.
EAFK Student Orientation 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Tribute to A True Rotarian 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Grow Rotary Central Texas Challenge 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
October ... I SPY, the Governor's Where?  2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly Luedke's October Message

SERVICE ABOVE SELF and the work of Rotary begins in the community.  As we celebrate “Economic & Community Development Month” this October, let us all focus on the impact that we as Rotarians make throughout not only our own communities but the world. 
DG Beverly Luedke's October Message 2021-09-29 05:00:00Z 0

Austin Southwest's Coats for Kids 

We are excited to continue our long tradition of collecting Coats for Kids Southwest in conjunction with the Travis County West Rural Center.  The West Rural Center is a non-profit run by volunteers that supports the Travis County Community Center in Oak Hill.
Austin Southwest's Coats for Kids 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Harker Heights (Satellite) Pet Adoption Project 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

What Is A Passport Club?

In an effort to attract new members who may not be a fit for the traditional Rotary club and to bring back former Rotarians who have left due to financial, work, or family conflicts, Rl has created new club formats that will appeal across a wide range of interests and lifestyles, including the Passport Clubs.
What Is A Passport Club? 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Trifecta of Service for Austin Southwest Rotary 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Temple Hosts Killer Dueling Pianos 2021-09-23 05:00:00Z 0

Work Day At Pecan Springs

Members of the Rotary Cosmopolitan Club worked at Pecan Springs Elementary in East Austin last Saturday to create sensory paths designed by one of their members, David to calm down students  as they walk the path when they are out of control. The various textures on the path redirect the brain waves  and give the students a chance to refocus their emotions.
Work Day At Pecan Springs 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony 2021-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

Green Steps - Supporting the Environment with Butterfly Garden

Rotarians Linda Tyler and Sophie Downs highlighted the importance of having a native plant butterfly garden during the September Rotary Meeting as an important way to support the environment. They are shown working in the Butterfly Garden at Pecan Springs. The garden was designed by Linda Tyler and planted by Rotarians and teachers.
Green Steps - Supporting the Environment with Butterfly Garden 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
Where Are My Lead Candidates 2021-09-17 05:00:00Z 0
RC of Temple's 100th Anniversary Greeting 2021-09-16 05:00:00Z 0
2020-21 Achievement Recognition Jerry Chapman 2021-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Luedke Visits Marlin: Serve to Change Lives 2021-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Helping Abuse Victims

Taylor Rotarian Regina Jo Carlson is leading the charge to collect new or gently-used luggage filled with hygiene items for victims of domestic abuse in an area shelter.
Rotary Helping Abuse Victims 2021-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

Early Act First Knight at Flatonia Elementary

Sir Cass speaks to pre K-5th get ade students  of Flatonia Elem. School about the 2021-2022 Early Act First Knight character education program. This is the sixth year that FISD has participated in this program, sponsored by Rotary Club of Flatonia. 
Early Act First Knight at Flatonia Elementary 2021-09-14 05:00:00Z 0
Lakeway Lake Travis Fundraiser 2021-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club to Honor Lives Lost on 9/11
 

The Rotary Club of Northwest Austin invites everyone to join them as they memorialize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack and the 2,977 lives lost at a tribute 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. 

“Sept. 11 was a terrible day in our country’s history, but following the attacks Americans rallied as never before in unity and in support of our great nation,” Club President Rick Hoffman said. “We believe this spirit of unity is needed more than ever. 

“On this day, no matter political or other beliefs, we are one -- we are Americans,” he added.

Rotary Club to Honor Lives Lost on 9/11  2021-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Lakeway/Lake Travis Annual Fundraiser 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs Help Austin’s Pecan Springs Elementary Staff Work On Unique Learning Centers 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Beverly Luedke's September Message

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As we Rotarians roll into September, Rotary International celebrates Basic Education and  Literacy Month…..and as I see it, how appropriate since school is starting.  District 5870 is very well known for all that we do to support our youth and their education. 
DG Beverly Luedke's September Message 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0
September ... I SPY, the Governor's Where?  2021-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Back to School and Back to EAFK

Posted by Mary Reynolds
Now that school has started again, the students in our EAFK schools  are learning their character traits again and will soon be celebrating the honorees in school ceremonies.
Back to School and Back to EAFK Mary Reynolds 2021-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Caldwell Club President Honored

The Rotary Club of Caldwell Club President, Andrew Peters (Caldwell ISD Superintendent) was was chosen as the Texas A&M College of Education Human Development and Good Neighbor Partnerships Excellence in Action award winner. 
Caldwell Club President Honored 2021-08-30 05:00:00Z 0
Clean Water and Sanitation for Bilampi, Nicaragua_Project Update Aug 2021 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Kick Off 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Where Are Our Lead Candidates? 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Supporting The Rotary Foundation

Thank you for supporting Rotary International/The Rotary Foundation (TRF)! Because of your dedication to Doing Good in the World and your donation to our Foundation, we achieved more in the last Rotary year (2020-2021) than ever before. Click photo to play video.
Supporting The Rotary Foundation 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Why Support Polio Plus??

Posted by Melinda Osburn
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On Saturday, Oct 23rd 2021, the World should be Celebrating/ and creating even more awareness for Polio Plus!!!  Why?!?!?!
Why Support Polio Plus?? Melinda Osburn 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Did You Guess Correctly? 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Discover New Horizons

Make plans now to attend the 2022 Rotary International Convention, June 4-8, 2022 in Houston, Texas and "DISCOVER NEW HORIZONS!".
Discover New Horizons 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Waco Rotarians making a wish come true! 2021-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Taylor Club Hosting Drive-Through Dinner 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Trifecta of Service for Austin Southwest Rotary 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0
Attorney & Youth Social Services Professional Needed! 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
New Rotary Year, New Public Image Challenge 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0

Limited Time Offer

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District 5870 is offering the following to any Rotarian who is already a Paul Harris Fellow but not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8:
 
Using a pool of Foundation Recognition Points, we will match contributions of new cash made to the Annual Fund-SHARE during Rotary Year 2012-21 on a 1-to-1 basis in amounts of $250 to $500 for any active Rotarian in District 5870 who is not yet a Paul Harris Fellow +8. Please note:  These matches are limited to one per donor and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. 
Limited Time Offer 2021-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Brooke Reaves – D5870 Global Grant Scholar 2021-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrate World Polio Day on October 24th!!!!

World Polio is October 24, 2021. As World Polio Day, October 24th, approaches, all District 5870 clubs should be planning a way to celebrate the SUCCESS of Rotary International and its fight to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth.
Celebrate World Polio Day on October 24th!!!! 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Marlin Rotary Welcomes New Year, New President 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Vocational Winner, Alan Reyes Gonzalez 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Green Steps

Green Steps committee of Rotary E-Club has individual service projects and challenges around Supporting the environment for members each month.
Green Steps 2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Vocational Scholar Winner, Alejandra Garrido  2021-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

Meet Vocational Scholarship Winner - Alex

Congratulations to Alex Fahrenthold who was awarded a Vocational Scholarship for 2021-22. He was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bastrop County. " Welding has been something I have been passionate about since I was 13, and getting this scholarship will allow me to pursue my dream of being a professional welder. I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity and I highly encourage others to pursue this opportunity as well.
Meet Vocational Scholarship Winner - Alex 2021-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

Selection for 2023-24 Rotary President

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Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2023-24. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
 
McInally lauded Rotary’s ability to adapt technologically during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the approach should continue and be combined with the best of our past practices as Rotary seeks to grow and increase engagement.
Selection for 2023-24 Rotary President 2021-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

Vocation Scholarship-Jared Morgan

Jared Morgan received Vocational Scholarship
Rotary Club of Corsicana
 This scholarship is allowing me to follow my interest in assisting people in their personal security at TSTC of Waco.
Vocation Scholarship-Jared Morgan 2021-07-30 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - for July 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotaract BBQ & Pool Party 

Calling all Rotaract students! You are invited to join us on September 19 at 4PM for a pool party and bbq to cool off, eat, and meet your fellow Rotaractors in central Texas. Engage, collaborate, and learn how your district can support you! RSVP: to Serita Lacasse (512) 470-3943 or serita.lacasse@gmail.com
Rotaract BBQ & Pool Party 2021-07-29 05:00:00Z 0

Take The Lead

In professions where there is a constant need to keep existing customers and to add new customers, the generation of new LEADS is a critical factor in finding new customers.
Take The Lead 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Seminar - August 28

Join us on August 28th at 9:30AM-12:30PM for a Virtual Membership Training Seminar! All Rotarians are welcome to come and learn the newest and greatest trends in attracting, engaging and retaining members. 
Membership Seminar - August 28 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
August ... I SPY, the Governor’s Where???? 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Beverly's August Message

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There is definitely excitement in the air……my District wide tour of clubs has begun and Rotarians are extremely excited to be getting back together.  As we celebrate Membership & New Club Development Month there are lots of plans being made for service in communities throughout the District and this is AWESOME. 
District Governor Beverly's August Message 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Seminar - August 28

Mark your calendar for the Foundation Virtual Traning Seminar that will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 9:30AM to 12:30PM. Whether you are a multi-year experienced Foundation Chair or new to the job, there will be something for you.  Open to all Rotarians!
Foundation Seminar - August 28 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0

Public Image Training - August 21

Join us for our Public Image Virtual Training Seminar on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:00AM to 12:00PM. Open to all Rotarains! We encourage Clubs to have at least one member attend the training.
Public Image Training - August 21 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Central Texas HOTTEST Golf Tournament a Tremendous Success 2021-07-28 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Vocational Scholar - Jenne Ognibene 2021-07-20 05:00:00Z 0
Bat Cruise with the Flexibility, Friendly, Fun Rotary E-club Family. 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Feed the Need 2021-07-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Excellence in Leadership Workshop 2021-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

Meet Vocational Scholarship Winner- Grant

Congratulations to Grant Barta who was awarded a Vocational Scholarship for 2021-2022. "This scholarship will greatly help me advance myself in education of linework, but also help ensure that everyone who relies on electricity is taken care of."
Meet Vocational Scholarship Winner- Grant 2021-07-07 05:00:00Z 0
KNOW A GREAT SPEAKER? NEED A GREAT SPEAKER? 2021-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

West Austin Still Making An Impact

The Rotary Club of West Austin (RCWA) has traditionally (for probably at least two decades) done a major charitable activity each December called the Christmas Shopping Spree. Well, that was what we had hoped would happen this year, but the pandemic disrupted our event.
 
West Austin Still Making An Impact 2021-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Meet Vocational Scholarship Winner - Amelia

Congratulations to Ameila Thomason who was awarded a Vocational Scholarship for 2021-2022.  “This scholarship is a blessing and a reminder that the community cares.  It provides me with the ability to have more support and an to focus more on my educational goal.”, said Amelia. 
Meet Vocational Scholarship Winner - Amelia 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Waco Rotary Awards Scholarships 2021-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Efforts Underweigh Jerry Chapman 2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Introducing the District Community Service Team

Posted by Clarence Enochs
When one endeavors to participate in service, they experience a number of benefits. Serving others generates, a stronger sense of purpose and elevated meaning in life, improved mental and physical well-being and increased emotional intelligence, formation of higher developed and more resilient social bonds, and an increased sense of meaningfulness to name just a few.
Introducing the District Community Service Team Clarence Enochs 2021-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Recycles

The Rotary Club of Marble Falls hosted an Electronics Recycling Fundraiser Thursday, June 17th  thru Saturday, June 19th. We had a great turn out by the community who brought everything from mouses and monitors to cables and components to be boxes up and recycled.
Rotary Recycles 2021-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Marlin: Rise Against Hunger Event Meals Have Shipped! 2021-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Bastrop County events on July 4th and Labor Day holiday events including “Lost Pines BBQ Showdown” 2021-06-25 05:00:00Z 0

Bosque County Night Golf Tournament

Our only fundraiser this year for scholarships was a great success thanks to our Sponsors, club members , Adam Willmann our President and  Donors! We gave out $18,000 in scholarships to seniors in Bosque County schools.
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The Rotary of Cedar Park-Leander Participates in Guinness World Record 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0
Feeding Friends In Need 2021-06-22 05:00:00Z 0

Wilsonart Keeps Rolling with Rotary Books For The World

For the past seven years, Wilsonart, LLC (“Wilsonart”), the Temple Rotary Club, the Temple Public Library, the Temple Independent School District (“TISD”), and the Belton Independent School District (“BISD”) have literally been taking all of us to school.
Wilsonart Keeps Rolling with Rotary Books For The World 2021-06-16 05:00:00Z 0

Full House in South Austin

President Simon Garza presiding over the first in person regular South Austin Rotary meeting since the pandemic shut us down. We were back at the Red Robin with our attentive waiter Josh. 
Full House in South Austin 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
D5870 Membership Goals 2021-2022 Patricia Satterwhite 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Around the World with District 5870 ... I SPY, the Governor’s Where????  2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Scholarships Awarded 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
DG Beverly Luedke's Message for July 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Clubs Join Forces To Build A Wheelchair Ramp 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Making our Military Feel Special


The Rotary Clubs  of Austin and Killeen gave the Alvarado military family from Ft. Hood a complimentary weekend in Austin. The Killeen Rotary arranged a rent car through Toyota and gave the family spending money. 
Making our Military Feel Special 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Taylor Rotarian Clears 50-years With Perfect Attendance 2021-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

DG Rick Stacy's Message for June

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Rotarians:  As we enter into the last month of the Rotary Year, I pause to reflect on the past eleven months and the whirlwind we all experienced.  The year for me began on our patio.  There on a windy June day, I was sworn in to be District Governor of 5870. 
DG Rick Stacy's Message for June 2021-06-08 05:00:00Z 0
Zoom Series - SPECIAL End of Year Episode 2021-06-06 05:00:00Z 0
Terry Stracke Awarded Rotary International Legacy Award 2021-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotovinos Return

For 8,000 years humans have been enjoying wine. On May 23rd, Rotovinos continued that tradition as we gathered at the beautiful home of President Tina and Dan Ady
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Book Bundles To Palo Alto Middle School Students 2021-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Installing Little Free Library

On Friday, May 21st Killeen Heights #RotariansAtWork installed our first Free Little Library at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas 703 N 8th St, Killeen, TX 76541. Each child will get a book to read, share and return for a new one. Rotary is changing lives one book, one day, one child at a time.
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Marlin Rotary Club Membership Growth Top Performer

District 5870 Membership Growth Top Performer award presented to Rotary Club of Marlin, Marilyn Martin, President. Presented by Richard Schneider on behalf of District 5870 Governor Rick Stacy in recognition of the club’s outstanding efforts on exceeding the District member growth goals in 2020-2021.
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Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary 18th Annual Rotary Sporting Clay Shoot
 

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Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary is preparing for its 18th Annual Rotary Sporting Clay Shoot on Saturday, August 21, 2021!  The shoot will be held at Copperhead Creek Shooting Club, located about 7 miles East of Marble Falls, TX., within Hidden Falls Adventure Park (7030 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls TX, 78654). We are looking for Sponsors and Sporting Clay Shooters for this Fundraising Event that supports Youth and Charities in our area.
Marble Falls Daybreak Rotary 18th Annual Rotary Sporting Clay Shoot  2021-05-28 05:00:00Z 0
Austin Southwest Rotary Supports Book Fairs at Oak Hill and Patton Elementary Schools 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Austin Receives an RI Foundation Award 2021-05-24 05:00:00Z 0

Club Service Award 2021

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At the Rotary District 5870 Conference of Clubs, there were four Rotary clubs honored by District Governor Rick Stacy for their Community partnership with Austin ISD and Pecan Springs Elementary in East Austin. These clubs  were E Club of Central Texas, Austin Cosmopolitan, University Area Rotary and the Rotary Club of Austin. 
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Member Minutes

The Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Club has recently launched its Member Minute program!  A Member Minute is a short video interview of a Member who tells their Rotary story.  
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Taylor Awards $6K Scholarship

Taylor Rotary Club President awarded the $6,000 Bunnell-Rotary Scholarship for 2021 to Sarah Vrabel, a graduate of Taylor High School.
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7th Annual Flatonia Rotary Golf Tournament 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Interact Students Place Flags for Arm Forces Day 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

Beautifying Hutto

While many were celebrating Star Wars Day on May 4th, Hutto Rotary was celebrating service. For 2 years, the Hutto Rotary Club has partnered with the Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation & the City of Hutto to Adopt & keep clean the downtown streets in Hutto.
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Rotary Club of Austin awards over $60,000 in college scholarships to local high school students 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0
Top Ten Club Membership List 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0

Striving for Racial Unity

The story of this Rotary peace initiative begins shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., on August 9, 2014. A Rotarian by the name of Ron Swain recruited a group of Georgetown, Texas, citizens and asked, “What would we have to do to ensure that this doesn’t happen in our city?”