Lakeway/Lake Travis Holds Annual 4-Way Speech Test Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our 4 Way Test Speech Contest! Winners from 1st place to 5th place are left to right: 1st-Meera Menon; 2nd-Sam Self; Tie for 3rd place-Judi Aly and Katie Vo, and 4th place-Radha Sreenivasan. Each winner will receive a cash prize to go towards education expenses.
Lakeway/Lake Travis Holds Annual 4-Way Speech Test Contest 2024-04-20 05:00:00Z 0

Pecan Springs EAFK knighting ceremony

Pecan Springs Elementary celebrated their knighting ceremony for the trait of honesty. Lady Amber presents each honoree with a medallion when their name is called and their parents come out and surprise them. 
Pecan Springs EAFK knighting ceremony 2024-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
Fiesta of the Rotary Club of Austin NxNE 2024-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

Pecan Spring Robot weekend

The Rotary Club of Austin served pizza to the students at Pecan Springs that participated in a Robot science weekend at the school. Thanks Rotary for helping.
Pecan Spring Robot weekend 2024-04-15 05:00:00Z 0

Austin Cosmo Rotary's Clean Out Your Closet Campaign is a Group Effort

March through April, the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club held its Clean Out Your Closet Campaign collecting gently used handbags, totes, duffel bags, and shoes to benefit survivors of domestic violence, foster care youth, and microbusiness. Benefiting organizations included: Handbags for Hope, Partnerships for Children, and Funds2Org. 
Austin Cosmo Rotary's Clean Out Your Closet Campaign is a Group Effort 2024-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
Easter Egg hunt, not just for kids anymore! 2024-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

New Member Retention – Mini Orientation

Serving as Treasurer of my Club for many years, I’ve had several new members, or their sponsors or friends, complain that they were not expecting the Club’s requests / expectations of them.  For me, most of the time it related to fundraising for the Club’s community services projects or the Rotary Foundation.  But this can extend to dues, attendance, Club involvement, etc.  Unfortunately, my Club lost a few of these new members after their admission to the Club. 
 
New Member Retention – Mini Orientation 2024-04-11 05:00:00Z 0

Rockin' Rotary in Belton April 13th

The Rotary Club of Belton invites the public to the Third Annual Rockin’ Rotary with Hair Metal Giants on stage performing rock classics from the 1980’s. Break out your best 80’s rocker gear and join us for a family friendly event at Schoepf's BBQ in downtown Belton on April 13th from 6:30 pm to 10:00pm. 
Rockin' Rotary in Belton April 13th 2024-04-05 05:00:00Z 0
DG Bob Crouch's April Message 2024-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Deadline Extended for Rockstar Connection Challenge 2024-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Promoting Literacy with the Youngest Learners 2024-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

Clean Out Your Closet, Fill Hearts with Hope!

Clean Out Your Closet, Fill Hearts with Hope! Is your closet overflowing with items you no longer need?  Do you want to make a meaningful impact on your community and beyond?  Join the Rotary Club of Austin Cosmopolitan in the Closet Cleanout for a Cause campaign, where your gently used items can change lives.  It's time to declutter with purpose!
Clean Out Your Closet, Fill Hearts with Hope! 2024-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Join the Fun at Wild West Brew Fest 2024-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

April Environment Minute - Save Our Environment

Grass lawns have become a mainstay of American neighborhoods. We pressure each other to keep our yards perfectly mowed and green. But traditional grass lawns are often ecological disasters, frequently requiring dangerous chemicals and pesticides to maintain.
 
April Environment Minute - Save Our Environment 2024-04-02 05:00:00Z 0

Time to Celebrate

E Club of Central Texas collected gift items for children of Miguel Martinez School in Nuevo Laredo. Rotary members collected the gifts and delivered them to the children to give the children a sense of joy and celebration.
Time to Celebrate 2024-03-25 05:00:00Z 0


DAP Grant Project Completed

This past Saturday, our club completed the requirements of our 2023-2024 Rotary DAP grant by constructing and planting the garden beside the shed we purchased for El Buen Samaritano’s Community Garden.
DAP Grant Project Completed 2024-03-25 05:00:00Z 0

Club Leader Training - April 20th

Registration is now open for CLUB LEADER TRAINING on Saturday, April 20th at 8AM at Central Texas College in Killeen. Come meet District Governor-Elect Doug Smith and his leadership team for Rotary 2024-24. He will share his goals and vision for the upcoming year. Club leader training will follow and includes lunch. Cost is $30. Doors open at 8AM. Program starts at 9AM-1:30PM. Click to Register.
Club Leader Training - April 20th 2024-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - May 18th 2024-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2024-03-20 05:00:00Z 0

March Environmental Minute - Plant a Native Tree

Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate enhancement, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Personal & Spiritual Value: Most of us react to the presence of trees with a pleasant, relaxed, comfortable feeling. If you ever feel guilt about flying, consider mitigating your carbon foot print by planting a tree or donating to a Environmental Rotary project. https://esrag.org/flight-carbon-estimator/  https://shop.arborday.org/carbon

 
March Environmental Minute - Plant a Native Tree 2024-03-18 05:00:00Z 0
Flexible Club Types – A Way to Engage and Retain Members Through Service  2024-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Austin Cosmopolitan's Bibliobus Hits the Road in Madagascar 

Austin Cosmo's global grant, "The Bibliobus" has finally hit the road to provide books and internet access to communities in rural Madagascar! The grant, completed in partnership with the Rotary Club of Tsimbaroa, and generously supported by the District and its amazing clubs will make quite the impact.
Austin Cosmopolitan's Bibliobus Hits the Road in Madagascar 2024-03-11 05:00:00Z 0

Senator and Pancakes

At the end of last year, the Rotary Club of Giddings had the honor of hosting Senator Lois Kolkhorst! She such a huge part of Giddings and Lee County! 
Senator and Pancakes 2024-03-11 05:00:00Z 0
February Environment Minute - Carry a Reusable Water Bottle Joan Bohls 2024-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

PDG Harry B. Macey Jr. Memorial Match

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In memory of his lifetime of service to Rotary, District 5870 is conducting a 2-month matching contribution drive to help support the charity Harry worked so hard to promote - The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. 

So, for a limited time starting on March 1, 2024, District 5870 will do the following:

PDG Harry B. Macey Jr. Memorial Match 2024-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

DG Bob Crouch's March Message

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas District Governor Bob Crouch share his message for March discussing our new Spring Points Match (for contributing to the Annual Fund) and celebrating Rotary women on International Women's Day on March 8th with our social media campaign (how you can participate).   
 
DG Bob Crouch's March Message 2024-03-01 06:00:00Z 0

Books!

In February E Club teamed with two special partners, Go! Retail and Bookspring to provide books to children through Central Texas school libraries and reading groups. Education is vital and we are excited to promote reading for all ages. 
Books! 2024-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Flatonia Rotary Rise Against Hunger Event 

The Rotary Clubs of Flatonia and La Grange and the Flatonia Lions Club came together to partner with Rise Against Hunger on Saturday, 27 January 2024, at the Flatonia Civic Center, Flatonia. This Rise Against Hunger Experience provided a fun, educational way for Flatonia and La Grange to literally lend a hand to people facing hunger across the globe.
Flatonia Rotary Rise Against Hunger Event 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Caldwell Rotary Honors Past Presidents 

The Caldwell Rotary Club invited and honored all living past club presidents at a special luncheon on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Each president that attended was asked to share his or her favorite project or memory from their presidency.
Caldwell Rotary Honors Past Presidents 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0
Waco Rotary Club's Annual Rotary Challenge 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

McGregor Interact Helps With Annual McGregor Rotary Club Annual Fundraiser

More than twenty Rotary Interactors from McGregor High School's eighty-strong club, attended the annual McGregor Rotary Club's Pancake Supper, helping in many capacities to help in their fundraiser which supports many community projects including scholarships that are available for McGregor students to apply for. It's great to see such a vibrant group of young adults can do to better their community.
McGregor Interact Helps With Annual McGregor Rotary Club Annual Fundraiser 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Waco Sunrise Rotary Club partners with Isaiah 117 House

Waco Sunrise Rotary Club has agreed to partner with the Isaiah 117 House in Waco in many ways to help them support children in crisis, removed from their homes under indescribable circumstances until they can be placed with foster families. Their annual golf tournament has helped to support many worthy projects through the years and their partnership with the Isaiah 117 House will go a long way to make a huge impact on the community and a tremendous difference in the lives of many children at a critical time of their lives.
Waco Sunrise Rotary Club partners with Isaiah 117 House 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Lake Brazos Rotary Club Fundraiser

Join Lake Brazos Rotary Club on Saturday, March 23rd at their annual fundraiser. This year at Together by the Brazos, they will wine and dine you while raising funds to support all their projects for the year including hunger abatement for food-insecure children at many local schools.
Lake Brazos Rotary Club Fundraiser 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

McGregor Rotary Pancake Supper Funds Scholarships

The McGregor Rotary Club has a successful Pancake Supper every February to raise the monies needed for their projects through the Rotary year, including scholarships for local students looking to further their education.
McGregor Rotary Pancake Supper Funds Scholarships 2024-02-26 06:00:00Z 0

Operation Vacation Ft.Cavazos

The Rotary Club of Austin created a program many years ago to thank our military for their service. It is called Operation Vacation. In cooperation with Rotary Club of Austin & Killeen Rotary, the base selects a family to spend a complimentary weekend at one of our Austin Hotel. This is PV2 Daemon Hendley and his wife Elayna with the General Manager of the Sonesta Bee Caves Austin Hill Country Hotel, Britt Udemi, one of our hospitality partners that makes this weekend possible. 
Operation Vacation Ft.Cavazos 2024-02-25 06:00:00Z 0

Westlake Celebrates 119 Years of Service!

On February 23, 2024, Austin Westlake Rotary packed 100 bags of 15 different toiletries to donate Mobile Loaves and Fishes in support of Austin’s homeless population. We also celebrated the day with cupcakes and a birthday song.
Westlake Celebrates 119 Years of Service! 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0
Austin Westlake Collaborates with WHS Interact Club 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0

February - Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention

February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month! In recognition, Becky Robbins-Penniman, a retired Episcopal priest and a member of The Rotary Club of Cedar Park - Leander, led a program on the “Principles of Principled Conversation" with the Rotary Club of Georgetown Texas.
February - Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention 2024-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Living Leander Community Expo 

The Rotary Club of Cedar Park Leander joined the Living Leander Community Expo event to network and create partnerships with businesses and leaders around the community. 
Living Leander Community Expo 2024-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

The Rotary Club of Cedar Park - Leander volunteered to pack nutritious MannaPack meals distributed worldwide by Feed My Starving Children-Richardson (FMSC.org). Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit.
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack 2024-02-19 06:00:00Z 0

Austin Partners with Rise Against Hunger to 
Feed those In Need

The Rotary Club of Austin hosted the Rise Against Hunger project Saturday at Casa Chapala to package dry food meals to be boxed and shipped to international countries to free the hungry.  There were six other Austin Rotary Clubs that came to help by bringing their members, families and friends to work this fun but extremely important global project. Rotary Service Above Self.
Austin Partners with Rise Against Hunger to Feed those In Need 2024-02-18 06:00:00Z 0

Killeen Rotary Completes DAP Grant at Free Clinic

In a significant stride towards improving healthcare services in West Bell County, the Killeen Rotary Club has successfully finalized their DAP Grant project. The focal point of this initiative was the installation of door signs at The Killeen Free Clinic, a move aimed at facilitating easier navigation for visitors.
Killeen Rotary Completes DAP Grant at Free Clinic 2024-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Engage With Others Who Share Your Passion by Joining a Rotary Fellowship Group 

Rotary Fellowships are internationally organized affinity groups that unite Rotary members and friends around a shared hobby, identity, vocation, or culture. Rotary’s 100+ Fellowships offer our members and their friends meaningful experiences by providing fun and diverse ways of participating in Rotary and offering them opportunities for connection with like-minded individuals through in-person and online experiences.
Engage With Others Who Share Your Passion by Joining a Rotary Fellowship Group 2024-02-12 06:00:00Z 0

Giving Back to Educators 

On the 100th day of school, the Austin Westlake Rotary Club chose two deserving educators to each receive $50 gifts for their dedication and service to Eanes ISD students. They honored Special Ed teachers Kelsi Sands of Forest Trail Elementary and Olivia Uecker of Valley View Elementary. 
Giving Back to Educators 2024-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Austin Camp Enterprise Winners

The Rotary Club of Austin sponsors an entrepreneur camp for junior high school students in Austin. During the three day weekend students from different high schools are put into teams and have to design a business plan for a product they create.  They then present it to the Rotary members who help them finalize the parts of their business plan. 
Rotary Club of Austin Camp Enterprise Winners 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

Pancake Supper at Giddings Elementary School

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The Giddings Rotary Pancake Supper benefiting the EarlyAct FirstKnight Program at Giddings Elementary School will be Tuesday, March 5th from 4:30-6:30pm. Tickets are $10, Giddings Elementary School Bus Lane, Drive-Thru Service Only.
Pancake Supper at Giddings Elementary School 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

High School Career Day 

The Marble Falls Rotary Club held its annual Career Day on Thursday January 25th. Well over 150 Junior Level high school students participated. It was all hands-on deck for the entire club as students got to choose between 26 different occupational areas.
High School Career Day 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Insurance Carrier Changed

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Effective, 1 January 2024, the insurance broker of the U.S. Rotary Club & District Liability Insurance Program ("U.S. Club Program") is now the Hylant Group. 
Click HERE and view a short video about the Hylant Group and instructions on how to navigate the new portal ("U.S. Rotary Insurance Portal").

"How does this impact me and my club?"
 
Rotary Insurance Carrier Changed 2024-02-09 06:00:00Z 0

Swing into Action: Rotary of Killeen-Heights Spring Golf Classic on March 1st, 2024! 

The Killeen Heights Rotary Club is thrilled to invite you to the 4th Annual Spring Golf Classic, a spectacular event that blends the love for golf with the passion for community service. This fundraising extravaganza is set to take place on March 1st, 2024, promising a day filled with camaraderie, competition, delicious food, exciting prizes, and most importantly, a chance to make a meaningful impact in our local community.
Swing into Action: Rotary of Killeen-Heights Spring Golf Classic on March 1st, 2024! 2024-02-07 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Peace Fellowship

February marks Peace and Conflict Prevention Month within the Rotary community, a significant period that aligns with the availability of applications for our esteemed Peace Fellowships. These applications can now be conveniently accessed online through Rotary.
Rotary Peace Fellowship 2024-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary International's 119th Anniversary - Feb. 23

On February 23, we mark a momentous occasion—the 119th anniversary of Rotary International! It's a time to reflect on the incredible journey that began on this day, almost a century and two decades ago, when the seeds of a global movement for positive change were sown.
Rotary International's 119th Anniversary - Feb. 23 2024-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
DG Bob Crouch's February Message 2024-02-05 06:00:00Z 0

Celebrate International Women's Day with Rotary

This International Women's Day, March 8, 2024 let's come together to celebrate the incredible strength, resilience, and achievements of women worldwide! We invite all Rotarian women to participate in our special campaign by sharing a photo of themselves proudly wearing their Rotary shirts. Let's showcase the power and unity of women within the Rotary family!
 
How to Participate:
  1. Put on your favorite Rotary shirt and Rotary (Women in Rotary) pin.
  2. Strike a pose that reflects your strength and passion.
  3. Snap a photo and share it on your social media with the hashtags #1DistrictStrong #RotaryWomenRock #WomenInRotary
  4. Share it with the District (rotary5870prteam@gmail.com) so we too can promote District 5870 Women in Rotary! 
Celebrate International Women's Day with Rotary 2024-02-03 06:00:00Z 0

Operation Military Vacation

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PFC Jared Guzman and his wife Jomayra and baby Celine had a fun, free R&R in Austin this weekend thanks to the Holiday Inn North Central and the Killeen  Rotary and the Rotary Club of Austin.  The Killeen club arranged a rent car from Killeen Toyota and gave them gas money.
 
Operation Military Vacation 2024-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Hill Country Foundation Scholarship 

Every year the Burnet Rotary Club has a fundraiser that benefits the Hill Country Foundation. The Foundation was started many years ago, and their goal is to provide every Senior from Burnet High School who is going on to further their education a scholarship.
Hill Country Foundation Scholarship 2024-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
Caldwell Rotary Holds Annual Casino Night with Great Success 2024-01-21 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Austin Public Service Awards

 
The Rotary Club of Austin held their Public Service Awards event on Tuesday. The club recognized Sgt. Marc Taub for his outstanding 27 years with Travis County Sheriff’s department and for being part of the Special OPs department.
 
Rotary Club of Austin Public Service Awards 2024-01-19 06:00:00Z 0
Lake Brazos Rotary Club Gives Bikes to Winners of Perfect Attendance 2024-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Waco Sunrise Rotary Club Little Lending Library

Waco Sunrise Rotary Club's Little Lending Library received a boost from a local businessman who donated more than eighty cases of books in November. Many of these books were used to fill the library, while the rest were sold to local second-hand book stores with all monies used to purchase age-appropriate books for the library
Waco Sunrise Rotary Club Little Lending Library 2024-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

McGregor Rotary Honors First Responders

Wednesday, January 17th, the McGregor Rotary Club honored Central Texas first responders with a luncheon at The Exchange in McGregor. Responders from McGregor and Waco Police Departments as well as those from the McLennan County Sheriff's Department were present to enjoy a meal compliments of the club.
McGregor Rotary Honors First Responders 2024-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Bosque County/Clifton Rotary Club participates every year in the Neighborhood Clifton clean-up day. Rotarians come laden with tools, trash bags, and willing hearts to help neighbors with yard clean-up, trash and limb removal, and light yard work. 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors 2024-01-18 06:00:00Z 0

Waco Rotary Prepares to Honor Students

For the past forty-three years, Waco Rotary has honored students who excel in service in their schools and communities with a luncheon. Twenty-two Central Texas schools have an opportunity each year to nominate students for their Youth Citizenship Awards.
Waco Rotary Prepares to Honor Students 2024-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2024-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Membership Moment - PROSPECTIVE MEMBER EXERCISE  2024-01-15 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Legend Recognized 

Wednesday January 10th was a special day for the Shiner Rotary Club. Shiner Rotary honored a man who has been the cornerstone of the club for over 50 years. Bill Bradfield has dedicated much of his life to Rotary and to serving not only the community he lives in but people around the world.
Rotary Legend Recognized 2024-01-14 06:00:00Z 0


Keeping Styrofoam Out of the Landfill

Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest sponsors a booth the first Saturday of the month at SFC Farmers Market, Sunset Valley, to collect non-recyclable Styrofoam from the community. Club members take to Austin Rese/Recycle Center for reuse making insulation & other products. To date, 30 huge contractor bags collected! Supporting Rotary International goal of protecting the environment.
Keeping Styrofoam Out of the Landfill 2024-01-13 06:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Donates Christmas Food Baskets 2024-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
Emotional Health and GriefShare Program "Your Journey from Mourning to Joy” 2024-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2024-25 Theme Revealed 2024-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

Austin Blood Drive 

The Rotary Club of Austin did a Blood drive at their meeting today. One of our new members, John Barclay was the chair and signed up 20 members for the drive. We plan to do another one in the Spring since We Are Blood makes this project very easy and blood is greatly needed after the holidays. Thanks Rotary!
Austin Blood Drive 2024-01-10 06:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Sunrise Rotary Christmas Project  2024-01-05 06:00:00Z 0

DG Bob Crouch's January Message

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas District Governor Bob Crouch shares his message for January 2024. he talks about the upcoming Foundation Gala on January 20 at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center. Click to play message.
DG Bob Crouch's January Message 2024-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Jeff Coleman Selected District Governor 2026-27

It is with honor and privilege to officially declare Jeff Coleman, from the Rotary Club of Pflugerville, our District Governor-Designate. Jeff will become District Governor-Nominee on July 1, 2024 and serve as our Governor in the 2026-27 Rotary year. Please congratulate Jeff and thank him for his continuing contributions to the growth and strength of District 5870, and wish him well in the new chapter of his Rotary leadership.
Jeff Coleman Selected District Governor 2026-27 2024-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

District Career Technical Education Scholarships

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District 5870 will be sponsoring seven District CTE Scholarships for the 2024-25 Rotary Year. Scholarships will support CTE students who live in one of the 23 counties that comprise District 5870 and are planning to study credit or non-credit career technical education and training programs, not requiring a 4-year degree, at a community college or technical school located in one of these 23 counties or an adjacent county. 
District Career Technical Education Scholarships 2023-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Marlin Perform Carols

In Marlin, the Wednesday before Christmas is set aside for a long-standing tradition of singing Christmas carols. Amidst the flurry of events, shopping, socials, and work, eight Rotary Club of Marlin members gathered to sweetly tender classical Christmas hymns.
Rotary Club of Marlin Perform Carols 2023-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Christmas Cards Make the Holiday a Bit More Special

Writing and sending Christmas greeting cards is a heartfelt tradition all over the world. In Marlin, the Rotary Club takes this tradition seriously and, on December 13th, composed personal messages in Christmas cards and enclosed an ornament from local shop Dragonfly in each card for residents of Golden Years Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Christmas Cards Make the Holiday a Bit More Special 2023-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Gifts Books to Children

On Thursday, December 14, 2023, 571 books were delivered to Marlin Elementary School for children in Daycare, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First, and Second grades. An additional 70 books were delivered to young students in Chilton.
Rotary Gifts Books to Children 2023-12-28 06:00:00Z 0
St. Nicholas: A Presentation at Christmas 2023-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Jay Elliott receives Paul Harris Foundation Blue Sapphire Fellows Pin

With great acclaim, Jay Elliott was presented the second in a series of Rotary International’s Paul Harris Foundation Fellow pins: the blue sapphire pin. He was pinned by Marlin’s Rotary Foundation Chair Roger Nutt on December 20, 2023, during the Rotary Club of Marlin meeting at the Chicken Place.
Jay Elliott receives Paul Harris Foundation Blue Sapphire Fellows Pin 2023-12-28 06:00:00Z 0

Caldwell Rotary Club Partners with Local Boys and Girls Club

The Rotary Club of Caldwell along with the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Caldwell joined together to create and share Christmas greetings cards this month for the residents of two local nursing homes. Club President, Lia Zaccagnino, was able to deliver the many sweet cards that the after school program helped organize and the children designed. 
Caldwell Rotary Club Partners with Local Boys and Girls Club 2023-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Christmas Store 

On Tuesday Dec 19th, the Marble Falls noon Rotary club held a Christmas store giving event at the Granite Mesa Health Center. The Health Center provides short term rehabilitation and long term care. 
Rotary Christmas Store 2023-12-23 06:00:00Z 0

December 2023 Operation Vacation

One of our Rotary Club of Austin’s  most cherished community projects is our R&R free weekends for our military families from Ft. Cavazos Killeen. Every month the base selected a soldier for this special gift arranged by the Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen and the hospitality industry. 
December 2023 Operation Vacation 2023-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
South Austin Rotary Club Takes Action: Empowering Men Through November Clothing Drive 2023-12-20 06:00:00Z 0
Public Image Training Seminar - Jan. 13 2023-12-19 06:00:00Z 0

Killeen Heights Rotary: Donating 1000 pairs of Socks

In a heartwarming display of community service and generosity, the Killeen-Heights Rotary Club has recently embarked on a remarkable initiative, showcasing the spirit of giving back by donating over 1000 pairs of socks to school children in the local area. This noble endeavor has not only brought warmth to young feet but has also symbolized the collective effort of a community dedicated to supporting its youngest members.
Killeen Heights Rotary: Donating 1000 pairs of Socks 2023-12-15 06:00:00Z 0

Art at Heart of Taylor Rotary Christmas 

Members of the Taylor Rotary Club joined in holiday festivities at the Dec. 2 Taylor Christmas Parade and holiday fair. Lead by President Ryan Stiba, Rotarians help local children decorate more than 165 ornaments.
Art at Heart of Taylor Rotary Christmas 2023-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Make Your Rotary Club Sexy
 

As Rotary Clubs, we are always looking for the silver bullet that attracts new members and helps to keep our present membership engaged with our Club initiatives and meetings.  We have written, discussed and met to see who has the best idea on ensuring membership growth … even if it is only +1. 
Make Your Rotary Club Sexy  2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0


Rotary Club of Westlake Participates in Wonderfest

The Rotary Club of Westlake participated in the Westlake Chamber of Commerce’s Wonderfest on December 3, 2023. The Club introduced the Westlake community to its various local and international service projects, as well as raised over $1000.00 for its annual educator of the year award. Most importantly, a good time was had by all!
Rotary Club of Westlake Participates in Wonderfest 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0


Shiner Rotary Helps Spread Christmas Cheer

The Rotary Club of Shiner made a donation to Anna’s Angels. Anna’s Angels is a local group run by high students who collect toys and money for local families and spread Christmas cheer throughout our community. The Rotary Club of Shiner has been a long time sponsor of this wonderful group!
Shiner Rotary Helps Spread Christmas Cheer 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Westlake Holds Holiday Party 2023-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Flatonia Rotary Sponsors City Christmas Tree

On Sunday, 26 November Rotarians, Stu Mica, Bernie Satterwhite, and Pat Satterwhite selected, purchased, and set up the City of Flatonia Christmas Tree in the park next to the Gazebo. On Monday, 27 November, Rotarians, Larry Haas, Bernie Satterwhite, Kristine Schaffner, and Pat Satterwhite decorated the tree with lights and ornaments.
Flatonia Rotary Sponsors City Christmas Tree 2023-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

Sharing Mental Health Awareness 

At the Flatonia Rotary meeting on 16 November, the guest speaker, LaDonna Boyd, the Regional Director for Bluebonnet Trails Community Services, gave a presentation on the vast services that Bluebonnet performs for 8+ counties. She provided pamphlets and rack cards for the club to share at the Fall For Flatonia event on the 18th.
Sharing Mental Health Awareness 2023-12-07 06:00:00Z 0

Brown Santa Volunteers

On Saturday, November 18th, six NxNE Austin Rotarians helped wrap presents for Brown Santa, a program run by the Travis County Sheriff's office that provides Christmas presents to families in Austin that are in need. They all enjoyed selecting and wrapping presents for children and families. 
Brown Santa Volunteers 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0
What a Bargain 2023-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - January 13th 2023-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
DG Bob Crouch's December Message 2023-12-03 06:00:00Z 0

Round Rock's Inaugural The BBQ Thing

The Rotary Club of Round Rock presented $30,000 in donations to the Round Rock Chamber, Backpack Friends, Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation, YMCA of Central Texas and Kyle’s Challenge from the proceeds raised during the 1st Annual The BBQ Thing.
Round Rock's Inaugural The BBQ Thing 2023-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

Pocket Prairie Project @ Sunshine Community Gardens

On Saturday, November 11, ten ACRC club members and several guests joined us at Sunshine Community Gardens for our Pocket Prairie project. We dug up turf grass near the entrance to the garden and laid the groundwork for beds of native wildflowers and other pollinator-friendly plant species. 
Pocket Prairie Project @ Sunshine Community Gardens 2023-11-30 06:00:00Z 0

Annual Food Drive

The Killeen Heights Rotary Food Drive, held on November 17th, culminated in resounding success, echoing the community's generosity and compassion. Participants rallied, resulting in a remarkable achievement— an impressive $5,000 alongside numerous food donations. 
Annual Food Drive 2023-11-29 06:00:00Z 0

Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Presents New Minivan to AIM Group

On Sunday, November 26, the Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis presented a 2023 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Edition minivan to Adults Independent and Motivated (AIM), which will use the vehicle to transport adults with disabilities who are part of its program to work and other activities. 
Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Presents New Minivan to AIM Group 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary: Library is a Magical Place

Photograph L-R: Interim Librarian Stephanie West-Curtis, Rotary Club of Marlin President Letitia Estep, Library Director Sarah Payne. Mrs. Payne received the distinguished Rotary pen and pad at the Rotary Club of Marlin meeting at The Chicken Place, on October 18, 2023. 
Rotary: Library is a Magical Place 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Jimi Lynn is Multiple Paul Harris Fellow In Marlin

On November 8, 2023, Marlin’s Rotary Club Paul Harris Foundation Chair Roger Nutt presented Rotarian Jimi Lynn the distinguished Multiple Paul Harris Fellow blue sapphire pin. A Paul Harris Fellow goes above and beyond in serving our local and world community by promoting change such as eradicating polio and fostering understanding by encouraging conversations within and across cultures. 
Jimi Lynn is Multiple Paul Harris Fellow In Marlin 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary at Family Health Expo

A Family Health Expo was held at the Falls County Community Health Clinic on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The Family Health Expo provided relevant resources and programs tailored for the unique needs of Falls County.
Rotary at Family Health Expo 2023-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Hands For Hope at El Buen

Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest was excited to help El Buen Samaritano “Hands for Hope”Thanksgiving food distribution again. The holiday meal distribution event was held on Saturday, November 18th. 1,000 families in our community were given a holiday meal kit containing a frozen turkey, sides, and a pie for them to prepare with their families at home. 
Hands For Hope at El Buen 2023-11-26 06:00:00Z 0

McGregor Honors Veterans

The McGregor Rotary Club was privileged to once again honor veterans at their Annual Veterans Luncheon on November 8th. Their speaker for the event was Richard Seitz the Race Director for Trek for Troops. 
 
McGregor Honors Veterans 2023-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Centers Impact 2023-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
TSTC Food Pantry Gets Boost From Waco Sunrise Rotary 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0

Out of The Darkness Walk

The Rotary Club of Waco partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at the Out of Darkness walk at Brazos Park East in Waco on Sept. 30th to help bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention.  
Out of The Darkness Walk 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Awareness 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Veterans Day Ceremony 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0

Caldwell Polio Survivor Speaks at October Meeting

In recognition of World Polio Day, Caldwell Rotary invited a dear friend to us all, Mrs. Betty Suehs, a polio survivor, to speak at a meeting during October . She shared her memories and what her mother and father had to do during her sickness . She spent 12 days in an iron lung We were all moved by her story!
Caldwell Polio Survivor Speaks at October Meeting 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
November Membership Moment - Where We Are Now 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0
Foundation Gala: A Night Of Inspiration with Mario Cesar Martins de Camargo 2023-11-02 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Club Fights Hunger!

South Austin Rotary Club along with the Austin Westlake Rotary Club worked at the Central Texas Food Bank today making up ten pound bags of fresh vegetables ...carrots, sweet potatoes and russet potatoes to help feed our neighbors.
South Austin Club Fights Hunger! 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Bob Crouch's November Message 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary Donates Funds for Much-Needed Minivan for Adults with Disabilities 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Featured in Rotary Magazine for His Stem Cell Donation 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Pocket Prairie Project @ Sunshine Community Garden

Austin Cosmopolitan is partnering with Sunshine Community Garden to install a "pocket prairie"! Rotary volunteers will replace sections of Bermuda grass in the garden with Texas wildflowers and other native plants that serve as habitat and food for local pollinator species. This aligns with the seventh of Rotary International's Causes, Protecting the Environment.
Pocket Prairie Project @ Sunshine Community Garden 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Adoption Fest 2023

Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Austin Cosmopolitan have completed yet another successful year of organizing the Adoption Fest this year.
Adoption Fest 2023 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rise Against Hunger Event in Austin

Rotary EClub of Central Texas teamed with Rotary Club of Austin NxNE to work with Rise Against Hunger to create 10,000 meal kits that will feed folks around the globe. 
Rise Against Hunger Event in Austin 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's  Operation Ft. Cavazos

Through our Operation Vacation project,  the Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen hosted SPC Marc Rivera and his wife Josephine Cardenas and their two little dogs stationed at Ft. Cavazos for a  weekend  at the Aiden Hotel by Best Western  in South Austin.
Rotary's Operation Ft. Cavazos 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Georgetown Sun City Launches New Service Project for First Responders

Sun City Rotary President Elect, Ted Berriman, came up with a brilliant idea for a new Service Project.  Since the citizens in Sun City and Georgetown are blessed with such outstanding Fire/EMS and Police departments and we are indebted to them for our health, safety, and well-being, let’s show our appreciation in a major way.
Georgetown Sun City Launches New Service Project for First Responders 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Killeen Rotary Serves the Homeless 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Temple Rotary's Polio Fundraiser 

The goal for Temple's Polio Fundraiser was to achieve $2,500 for World Polio Day and the team went over. The theme was a raffle for a small refrigerator like for and office or a den. The event was held at the 3 Texas Winery in Temple. Rod Henry and Kim Langston were the drivers of the program.
Temple Rotary's Polio Fundraiser 2023-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

Adaire Wolf 25 Years Service

AG Karron Wilson presents Adaire Wolf of the Sun City Rotary Club with a plaque commemorating 25 years of service and charter member of the Sun City Club. The event was held at the home of Adaire and David Wolf celebrating 26th anniversary of the club. Good time was had by all with a fun bingo game!
Adaire Wolf 25 Years Service 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Rotary Helps Kids Sleep in Heavenly Peace 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Caldwell Rotary Club Serves Lunch for Volunteers at Annual Day of Giving 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Donates Supplies to Fire and Police Department 2023-10-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Monster Dash
 

The Harker Heights, Killeen, and Copperas Cove Rotary Club is running the ghoulish of runs; Monster Dash 2023. It will happen on the 21st of Oct and check in is at 7am at the Harker Heights Community Park. Bring the little goblins as well as there is a Little Monster Dash with a free Costume Contest at 9:15am for ages 10 and under.
Rotary Monster Dash  2023-10-19 05:00:00Z 0

Liberia Oxygen Refilling Station Global Grant

Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is excited to share a picture of the  construction of the building that will house the Oxygen Refilling Station in Liberia that is funded by a Global Grant.
Liberia Oxygen Refilling Station Global Grant 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
Mexia Rotary Holds Mental Health Awareness Walk 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0
A Night In Paris 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0


A New Home for Styrofoam Kick-Off

The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest kicked off our new environmental project - collecting Styrofoam from our community and taking it to the Austin Recycle and Reuse Center. We will collect Styrofoam the first Saturday of the month at the SFC Farmer's Market at Burger Center.
A New Home for Styrofoam Kick-Off 2023-10-16 05:00:00Z 0


Let’s Talk Turkey

The days of feasting will be here soon and one thing for the sake of the environment we need to think about- and that’s waste.
Let’s Talk Turkey 2023-10-12 05:00:00Z 0


Westlake Rotary Helps Send High School Band to Rose Bowl

The Westlake Rotary Club welcomed Julie Guillot, Courtney Assir, and Mr. Kerry Taylor, the Westlake Director of Bands and Eanes ISD Director of Fine Arts to the meeting today to speak to us about the Westlake Chap Band’s upcoming trip to the Tournament of Roses Parade!
The Rotary Club and its members donated $2250 to the band for the upcoming trip.
 
Go Chap Band!
Westlake Rotary Helps Send High School Band to Rose Bowl 2023-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

October Membership Moment - Caring For Your Members

As we have previously noted, the primary focus of Rotary International regarding membership is retention of our existing Rotarians.  One of the best ways to do this is by enriching the club experience by building relations between your members.  Showing your members that your club cares for them is a giant step in the right direction
October Membership Moment - Caring For Your Members 2023-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

Shiner Election Day Pancake Breakfast

Shiner Rotary will be hosting their annual Election Day Pancake Breakfast on November 7th from 6:30am to 8:00am. Canned donations for the Shiner Food Pantry will also be accepted at the door.
Shiner Election Day Pancake Breakfast 2023-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Shiner Rotary Participates in National Night Out 2023-10-09 05:00:00Z 0
Pints For Polio 2023-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Sponsors Joint Project with Flatonia Lions 2023-10-06 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Donates School Paper Supplies 2023-10-06 05:00:00Z 0

Register for the District New Member Orientation

If you are new to Rotary or to District 5870 and would like to learn more about the history, structure, organization and opportunities available outside of your club to enhance your Rotary journey, please join us for our District New Member Orientation on October 23, 2023 at 6 PM via zoom.  We also encourage and invite any Rotarian who would like a refresher on these topics to attend.  Click to Register.
Register for the District New Member Orientation 2023-10-04 05:00:00Z 0
Promote Your Club Fundraiser 2023-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
How to be a Bird Friend  2023-10-02 05:00:00Z 0
DG Bob Crouch's Message for October 2023-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary E-Club Provides Playground Equipment for Children

Rotary E-Club of Central Texas has partnered with the non-profit, Libraries of Love, to provide playground equipment for a primary school in Uganda.  This school has children who are blind as well as those with sight.  They also have many orphans and needy children.  The children are thrilled with their new playground.

 
Rotary E-Club Provides Playground Equipment for Children 2023-10-02 05:00:00Z 0

Temple Rotary Club Awards Funds to 2 Charities

The Rotary Club of Temple will be making donations of $10,000 each to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Feed My Sheep, both of Bell County.  CASA helps with foster children and Feed My Sheep helps homeless with food, place to sleep, and consulting.
Temple Rotary Club Awards Funds to 2 Charities 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Round Rock - The BBQ Thing

The Rotary Club of Round Rock recently held its first in-person fundraiser since Covid shut the world down, and it was a roaring success! The two-part event held at the Old Settlers Association on September 15th and 16th included the inaugural 1st Annual Round Rock BBQ Cook Off, sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbeque Society, and the Club’s 1st Annual BBQ Thing.
The Rotary Club of Round Rock - The BBQ Thing 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

Where is the DG?

DG Bob Crouch is at the Dell Diamond on Rotary night in  Round Rock with his wife Colleen! District 5870 was well represented with the members of several clubs and a good time was had by all.
Where is the DG? 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0

New Home For Styrofoam

Rotary Club of Austin Southwest is super excited about our Styrofoam project, and you should be too! We will collect clean, dry Styrofoam to take to the City of Austin's Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center on behalf of the community.
New Home For Styrofoam 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24

Every year, Rotary members around the world mobilize for World Polio Day. We raise awareness of polio and gather support for our global effort to make sure that every child is protected from it. By staying tenacious, hopeful, and committed, we will make history by making polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated.
Take Action for World Polio Day - Oct. 24 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Nominate for The Cliff Dochterman Award

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In Rotary District 5870, exceptional service deserves recognition. The Cliff Dochterman Award celebrates Rotarians who embody the values of Scouting and Rotary's unwavering commitment to “Service Above Self.” The award’s namesake is Past Rotary International President Cliff Dochterman, a dedicated Rotarian and revered Scouter. This award honors Rotarians who support both organizations.

Nominate for The Cliff Dochterman Award 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Peace Fellow Applicants Wanted for 2025-26

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Each year, Rotary awards fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders from around the world to study at one of our peace centers. Laraine Lasdon, Rotary Club of Austin is leading the Peace Fellow program for Governor Bob Crouch.
Peace Fellow Applicants Wanted for 2025-26 2023-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Planting Shade

This summer has been a hot one, with temperatures breaking records most days. Urban areas can experience significantly higher temperatures than the rural surroundings. These “heat islands” intensify energy demand, worsen pollution, and pose health risks. Two major causes of this phenomena include urban material properties and reduced natural landscapes in cities.
Planting Shade 2023-09-20 05:00:00Z 0
74th Annual Community Fish Fry and Raffle - Marble Falls Rotary 2023-09-20 05:00:00Z 0

South Austin Rotary Teams Up with Doodle Dandy Rescue

In a heartwarming display of community spirit and dedication to a noble cause, members of the South Austin Rotary Club recently joined forces with Doodle Dandy Rescue, an organization committed to rescuing and rehoming doodles and other deserving dogs. Together, they organized a fundraiser that not only raised funds but also created a ripple of goodwill within the community.
South Austin Rotary Teams Up with Doodle Dandy Rescue 2023-09-19 05:00:00Z 0

Cedar Park-Leander Installs Rotary Benches

The Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander has recently installed two park benches.  One, funded through a District 5870 grant, is now in Leander’s Devine Lake Park.  The second bench, purchased with club funds, is located at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA is Cedar Park.
Cedar Park-Leander Installs Rotary Benches 2023-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
It's Axe Throwing Time! 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls Rotary Does 9/11 Ceremony 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Westlake Serves at Pop-up Birthday 2023-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
 Membership Moment - The Art of Retention --- Recognition  2023-09-11 05:00:00Z 0

DG Bob Crouch's September Message

District Governor Bob Crouch shares his message for September; he discusses the District Service Project, the Navajo Water Project Global Grant, Suicide Prevention and more. Play video.
DG Bob Crouch's September Message 2023-09-02 05:00:00Z 0

La Grange Aids Hawaii Relief

With vivid memories of the help La Grange got following Hurricane Harvey, the Rotary Club of La Grange quickly organized a fundraiser to assist recovery from the devastating wildfires in Maui.
La Grange Aids Hawaii Relief 2023-09-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Environmental Advice for August

Posted by Joan Boahls
When in Drought Water Responsibly! Adopting water conservation principles, like planting native and responsible consumption in drought conditions, will help to preserve our landscapes and protect native species. How can we help from home?
Rotary Environmental Advice for August Joan Boahls 2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Serving our Military Heroes

SFC Sean Murphy and his family were hosted in Austin by the Sonesta Select North Hotel for two nights last weekend as part of Rotary’s Operation Vacation project to thank our troops. 
Rotary Serving our Military Heroes 2023-08-30 05:00:00Z 0

Walk with Us to Prevent Suicide

Join the District 5870 DG Team at the OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALKS to raise awareness and to protect mental health and lives! There are 3 walks in Central Texas this fall.
Walk with Us to Prevent Suicide 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Public Image Rockstar Connection Challenge 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Get Ready for World Polio Day 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
World Suicide Prevention Webinar - Sept 9 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

The Service Companion Club: A Membership Boost for Your Rotary Club!

Does Your Rotary Club Need a Boost? Ask yourself the following questions: Is your Rotary Club seeking more members? Would you like to involve the club in more service projects? Are you looking to diversify your membership base? If you've answered "YES" to any of these questions, it's time you considered the creation of a Service Companion Club.
The Service Companion Club: A Membership Boost for Your Rotary Club! 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
September - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

Bicycles for Summer Fun

The joy in giving, especially to children, is incalculable and once done, there is no turning back. The joy of giving accords a sense of purpose while evoking a feeling of gratitude toward others.
Bicycles for Summer Fun 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Marlin Rotary and Central Texas Mobile Food Pantry 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Adoption Fest of Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0

New Scouting Liaison

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With great enthusiasm and a strong sense of purpose, I assume the role of Scouting liaison for District 5870. First and foremost, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to Jon Yates for his dedicated and successful tenure as the previous liaison. His contributions have left a lasting impact on our Scouting community.
New Scouting Liaison Michael Files 2023-08-29 05:00:00Z 0
Stephanie Urchick Visits Rotary Club of Marble Falls 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0
Austin North Metro Passport Partners with Table of Grace 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0


Brazil Global Grant Update

Jeff and Joan Matera and Bill Rives recently traveled to the community of Garcia in Blumenau, Brazil. They spent time with the local community getting an update on the progress of the club's global grant participation. This Rotary Foundation Global Grant funding project (area of focus Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) aims to address the sewage system of the 45 poorest homes in the community
Brazil Global Grant Update 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0


DG Bob Croutch visits Sun City Rotary Club

DG Bob Croutch visited the Sun City Rotary Club in August at our new permanent meeting place in Mulligan's Restaurant located at White Wing Golf Course. DG Croutch is pictured at our Board of Directors meeting led by President Debbie Balou.
DG Bob Croutch visits Sun City Rotary Club 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0


Park Bench at the Museum

Marble Falls Rotary Club in action. Lead by Jim Gallagher, the Rotary club of Marble Falls rebuilt and finished the Rotary bench at the local Falls on the Colorado Museum.
Park Bench at the Museum 2023-08-27 05:00:00Z 0

Lakeway/Lake Travis Car Raffle Has Started

The Rotary Club of Lakeway/Lake Travis has begun its annual Car Raffle ticket sales. The drawing will be held at a gala on November 10, 2023, at the Flintrock Falls Club. The net proceeds will fund local scholarships and other charitable projects. The gross ticket sales last year were $122,300.
Lakeway/Lake Travis Car Raffle Has Started 2023-08-17 05:00:00Z 0


EAFK Launches the new year at Wayside Academy

Lady Amber got the students excited this week at Wayside Academy to kick off the new school year with the Early Act First Knight program. Early Act First Knight is a character-building program to engage students in service above self and virtuous leadership. Be on the lookout for volunteer signups at our partner schools: Wayside, Hart Elementary, Harris Elementary, and Pecan Springs Elementary as our first EAFK events begin in September.
EAFK Launches the new year at Wayside Academy 2023-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary of Austin at the PRIDEParade! 2023-08-17 05:00:00Z 0


Back To School

It was 108 in ATX but 153 kids (41 families) received their new school backpacks, clothes & school supplies at Southwest Family Fellowship backpack bash! -Rotary Club of Austin SW was happy to assist distributing the bags… -Families then got to play and get refreshed on watermelon & pizza! Lots of smiles!! We ❤️’d it!
Back To School 2023-08-17 05:00:00Z 0


Westlake Presents Scholarship Money

Each year Rotary Club of Westlake presents two scholarships to two high school seniors. These Westlake High School seniors have exhibited high performance working towards their college education. On Friday, August 11, the club presented Mitchell Schultz with his scholarship check. Mitchell will be a Freshman at University of Texas in Austin this Fall where he plans to study environmental engineering. Congratulations to Mitchell and Hook em!
Westlake Presents Scholarship Money 2023-08-17 05:00:00Z 0

August Membership Moment

As we start the new Rotary year how would you like to attend an event that helps build relationships, hear from your peers about real life situations, maybe learn some new things and most of all have some fun.  If this appeals to you then I invite all Rotarians that have an interest in membership to attend our Membership Open Forum.
August Membership Moment 2023-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
Operation Vacation - Thanking Our Soldiers  2023-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Register Today for Foundation Seminar

Register today for the Saturday, August 26th at 9AM for the Rotary Foundation Seminar at the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Admin Building, 1101 N. College St. Georgetown, TX and on Zoom! Training focus will be "Deep Dive into the workings of the Rotary Foundation". Open to all Rotarians, particular emphasis on Club Foundation Chairs and Club Presidents. Click to Register.
Register Today for Foundation Seminar 2023-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Barbie Day at Rotary Club: A Successful Occasion

Killen Heights Rotary Club recently hosted Barbie Day with a focus on creating a delightful experience for our valued Rotarians and special guests. The event coincided with the release of the Barbie movie and provided an excellent opportunity for fostering connections with potential future Rotarians.
 
Barbie Day at Rotary Club: A Successful Occasion 2023-08-01 05:00:00Z 0

Save the Date - Sept. 9th

SAVE THE DATE for the District Membership Open Forum (formerly called Membership Seminar) on Saturday, September 9th, from 9:30 to noon. Where:  In person and via zoom.  Location: is Facilities Resource, Inc., 1641 Scottsdale Drive, Cedar Park, TX  78641.  Please enter through the Parq Social entrance Click to Register.
Save the Date - Sept. 9th 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Scholarships

CHANGE A LIFE, SPONSOR A GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLAR * Scholarship Amount - $30,000 (No club funds required) * Graduate studies in one of the Seven Areas of Focus * Studies must be at an international university. Contact Tom Anderson, RC of Austin for information. taander6854@sbcglobal.net.
Global Grant Scholarships 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
Clubs Pack Bags for the Homeless 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

We Need Your Ears!

The Rotary Club of Killeen Heights, known for its commitment to fostering personal and professional growth, is now weaving a dash of enchantment into its initiatives.
We Need Your Ears! 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

Parking With A Heart:  Support Great Charities

If you are a UT Football fan, you can go to the game AND help out with great charities.  The Rotary Club of Austin University Area has 4 parking lots available just 3 blocks north of DKR Stadium near E. Dean Keeton St and Medical Arts Parkway.  Lots open 3 hours before game time.  All proceeds from parking go to the charities we support. Cost $25 to $35 depending upon the lot. 
 
Parking With A Heart: Support Great Charities 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0
74th Annual Marble Falls Fish Fry & Raffle 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0

DG Bob Crouch's August Message

District Governor Bob Crouch share his message for August. He talks about RYLA Camp, the kick-off of a Mental Health Initiative, how Clubs can participate in a District Service Project and more! Click to listen.
DG Bob Crouch's August Message 2023-07-31 05:00:00Z 0


Caldwell Rotarians Have Summer Fun

The Rotary Club of Caldwell, Texas enjoyed some time hanging out with the children at Boys and Girls Club. Rotarians helped with serving lunch to the kids and even provided lunch to the staff. Afterwards, games and good times were had by both the “campers”of the Boys and Girls program as well as the Rotary club members. In addition, the Rotary Club donated $1000 to the summer program that serves local youth.
Caldwell Rotarians Have Summer Fun 2023-07-29 05:00:00Z 0
Car Raffle Tickets on Sale! 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0
Temple Marks 100 Years of Service 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Mental Health Initiative 

Rotary has long been involved in mental health and wellness initiatives. Our culture of Service Above Self builds community and promotes acts of kindness, two proven methods to build and maintain mental wellness.
Rotary's Mental Health Initiative 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Community Service Week - Sept. 11, 2023

Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs will cooperate in community service projects the week of September 11th – 17th. Plan now for your Rotary and Rotaract clubs to build on existing relationships with other like-minded services or develop new ones to impact your communities.
Celebrate Community Service Week - Sept. 11, 2023 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotaty in Action

The Killeen Rotaty Club provided support to the Moss Rose Community Center immunization day.
Rotaty in Action 2023-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International & ESRAG Climate Action Policy 2023-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary is Bringing Mental Health Awareness 2023-07-21 05:00:00Z 0


Community First Village Support

 
The Rotary Club of Austin was thrilled to present Mobile Loaves and Fishes a check for $33,645 this week! These funds were donated by our club members in a multi-year campaign to sponsor a tiny home at Community First! Village. Senior Relationship Officer, Sarah Lenoir, and Annual Giving Coordinator, Courtney Cash, attended our club meeting to say thank you to our membership.
Community First Village Support 2023-07-21 05:00:00Z 0


Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive

We are proud to support one of Roger Beasley Mazda's community events - the Family Eldercare Fan Drive. We raised $500 and collected 10 fans. Thank you to those who donated, Keith McComb and Brenda Osbon for delivering the fans, Steve Gibson at Roger Beasley Mazda and Virginia Larsen of Family Eldercare.
Family Eldercare Summer Fan Drive 2023-07-17 05:00:00Z 0

New Table Tennis Opens at Mertz Tennis Center

The City of Corsicana has added another athletic an entertainment to city parks, with the opening of a new-state-of-the-art table tennis facility at the Mertz Tennis Center. The project was underwritten by the Corsicana Rotary Club and their partner, Oncor, which funded $9,367 to create the concrete slab and provide a professional outdoor ping-pong table, 20 table tennis paddles and 200 balls.
New Table Tennis Opens at Mertz Tennis Center 2023-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

July Membership Moment

A UNIQUE YOUNG MAN CAME TO ROTARY...
I want to share a little story with you about a different kind of Rotarian we had in our community some years ago. This young man - at least young by many Rotary standards - had run his own business for several years and had achieved a targeted level of success.
 
July Membership Moment 2023-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Rotary's Little Library Provides Peaceful Moments 2023-07-16 05:00:00Z 0

Flatonia Rotary Graduation Interact Stoles
 

RC of Flatonia sponsors the Flatonia High School Interact Club. The hjigh school has students with 67 members in the Interact Club. Their teacher advisor, Mrs. Lora Cherry and the Interact students created a point system for their community service. There were 50 graduating seniors this year. 
Flatonia Rotary Graduation Interact Stoles  2023-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Cleanup Govalle Park and Boggy Creek with Austin Parks Foundation 2023-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Prepare for the New Rotary Year!

Are you ready for the NEW ROTARY YEAR? Check out the LEARNING CENTER at My Rotary for courses on Public Image, Membership, Club Leadership, Professional Development, Service and more! This is a great resource to get training on Rotary! Requires a My Rotary account. Visit - https://my.rotary.org/en/
Prepare for the New Rotary Year! 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Thank A Solider

The Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen bring a military family once a month for an R&R weekend to thank them for their service . This weekend WO1 Brian Keap and his family spent the weekend at Aiden by Best Western South Hotel with complimentary rooms and breakfast each morning.
Thank A Solider 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

DG Bob Crouch's July Message

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Greetings, Rotarians! The Club and District Installation ceremony on June 24th began what will be a remarkable Rotary year. It was an event filled with excitement and camaraderie as we set out on a journey to Create Hope in the World. I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all the Rotarians who attended, making it a truly memorable occasion.
DG Bob Crouch's July Message 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Geo-Caching

Has your Club completed a project and left behind a Rotary Wheel? Or a Plaque? The District is building a Google Map with Rotary Landmarks from across the District! In addition, Club President Sylvia Holmes of the Rotary Club of Austin is working to create a geocaching list of Rotary-related sites in our district. Enter your Landmark.
Rotary Geo-Caching 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

New Diggs Georgetown Sun-City Club

Sun City Rotary Club has a new permanent meeting place in Mulligans Restaurant at White Wing Golf Course in Sun City. Pictured from left is Nels Johnson, owner of Mulligans (and new member of SCRC), Betty Bauer, Service Projects Director, Dwayne Erickson, treasurer, and Mickey McLaughlin, president. We hung new plaque that says "The Rotary Club Georgetown-Sun City meets here Tuesday at noon".  
New Diggs Georgetown Sun-City Club 2023-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Night At the Ballpark

Join us on Saturday, September 16th for Rotary Night at the Ball Park with the Round Rock Express vs. the Las Vegas Aviators at Dell Diamond Field! Tickets are for $20 each. Our seats are in section 113. Click to buy tickets!
Rotary Night At the Ballpark 2023-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

Garden of Hope DAP Grant

Garden of Hope received play ground equipment and games on Sunday. Members of the Bell County Interact Club and the Killeen Rotary Club combined for a play day and cook out at Prairie Haynes Ranch. Twenty five children awaiting placement in foster care enjoyed the day of fun and food.
Garden of Hope DAP Grant 2023-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

RLI Summer Courses

Registration is now open for the Lone Star Division Rotary Leadership Institute Parts I, II and III (July/Aug 2023) Part I July 10 and 12, 2023 Part II July 24 and 26, 2023 Part III July 31 and Aug 2, 2023 Graduate Course - Motivating Volunteers June 17, 2023 REGISTER: www.LoneStarRLI.org
RLI Summer Courses 2023-06-12 05:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's June Message

June is here, summer is in full swing and that means that we are entering our final month of the Rotary year. This will be my last monthly message and I want you to know what a joy it has been to serve as your District Governor.  
DG Shannon Coleman's June Message 2023-06-01 05:00:00Z 0

Brand New Public Image Tools

The District Public Image Team has created some new PUBLIC IMAGE TOOLS for Clubs! These tools are located on the Public Image Resources For Clubs Page. 1. Canva Tool Kit - step-by-step instructions on how to create a tool kit 2. Pre-Event Checklist - use this checklist as a guideline for public relations for when you hold your next fundraise
Brand New Public Image Tools 2023-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - May 2023-05-31 05:00:00Z 0

Foundation Seminar - August 26

Save the date of Saturday, August 26 for Rotary Foundation Training both in-person and on Zoom. Training focus will be "Deep Dive into the workings of the Rotary Foundation". Open to all Rotarians, particular emphasis on Club Foundation Chairs and Club Presidents.
Foundation Seminar - August 26 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Northwest Austin Rotary! 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
South Austin Installs Free Library & Rotary Bench 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Operation Vacation Fort Cavazoa 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Gardening Project at Community First

The Rotary Club of Austin sponsored an Interact club of thirty six graders at Lively Middle School in Austin. After some of the students visited our Rotary meeting they decided to volunteer for a gardening project at Community First run by Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
Gardening Project at Community First 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Marlin Welcomes John Brad Tarver   2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0
Rockney Terry is Paul Harris Fellow 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary recognizes outstanding Librarian @ Pecan Springs Elementary

The Rotary Club of Austin awarded a Paul Harris Fellow to the incredible librarian at Pecan Springs for the legacies she is leaving behind with those students through her love for books, storytelling, and special literacy events. We wish her well in her next adventure and hope she knows she was a great asset to one of ROTARY’s major goals- literacy! 
Rotary recognizes outstanding Librarian @ Pecan Springs Elementary 2023-05-30 05:00:00Z 0


Newest PHF’s are ALL NEW

Of all the members West Austin Rotary has added this year (5 to be exact!), all have seen the value of becoming PHFs and three are now official! They are 100% behind the Service Above Self motto and are quickly on their way to being true Rotarians! We are so fortunate to have added such quality to our already amazing Club!
Newest PHF’s are ALL NEW 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0


Corsicana Rotary Awards Scholarships

Corsicana Rotary Club President Ignacio Vazquez presented scholarships to two high school students. Kaitlyn Kincaide from Corsicana High School and Kolten Chapman from Mildred High School. Both received a $3000 scholarship. The funds we raise from our flag program support these scholarships.
Corsicana Rotary Awards Scholarships 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0


Paying Leadership Forward

West Austin Awarded two scholarships to deserving 6th graders at Wooldridge Elementary They will attend the overnight Leadership Camp held in New Braunfels. Service Chairman Mark Kurusz and president Nancy Ray are completing our Club’s goal of fostering leadership in our future leaders.
 
Paying Leadership Forward 2023-05-26 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Club of Bell County - Fundraising 2023-05-19 05:00:00Z 0
Caldwell Rotary Awards Seniors of 2023 2023-05-16 05:00:00Z 0


Flatonia Rotary's Heritage Pride

On Tuesday, 10 May 2023, Rotary Club of Flatonia organized and arranged for the Junior High School class at Flatonia High School to travel to Corpus Christi Texas to tour the USS Lexington Museum.
Flatonia Rotary's Heritage Pride 2023-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

May Membership Moment

Rotarians, your District Membership Team wants to thank you all for your efforts to Grow Rotary this year.  At this point we show a positive growth, which is great, but we must be ever vigilant in our efforts until the end of this Rotary year.  Some clubs “purge” their rolls before the end of the year so we must continue to look for new Rotarians and keep the Rotarians we have.
May Membership Moment 2023-05-14 05:00:00Z 0
Raffle Mania Winners are ... 2023-05-10 05:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's Message for May

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I can’t begin to express how blessed I feel to be a member of Rotary District 5870 Central Texas!  We have such a great group of Rotarians lending their support to our club and district service opportunities, events, and our Rotary Foundation in order to ensure that we can continue to do good in our communities, district and our world. 

DG Shannon Coleman's Message for May 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

2023 Roll of Fame Honorees Announced at District Conference

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Congratulations to the 2023 Roll of Fame Honorees: Dr. Tina Ady (Killeen Heights); Carol Barton (Marble Falls); Joan Bohls (E-Club of 5870); Ben Carsow (Austin - North by Northeast), K. Paul Holt (Waco);  Ellen Hunt (Austin); Daniel Junek (Caldwell); Kenneth Kidd ( Pflugerville); Lindsay King (Corsicana); Chuck Mazac (La Grange); Hanspeter Tobler (Northwest Austin).
2023 Roll of Fame Honorees Announced at District Conference 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to the 2023 District Service Award Recipients!

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District Service Award recipients: Cindy Brummer (Austin), Dee Thomas - (Cedar Park-Leander), Joan Bohls (E-Club of 5870), John Schwebke(Georgetown-Sun City), Barker Keith (Lakeway/Lake Travis), Ellison Crider (Marble Falls), Nancy Lehmann-Carssow (Northwest Austin), Beverly Luedke (Temple South).

Congratulations to the 2023 District Service Award Recipients! 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0

Bravo to the 2022-23 Public Image Rockstars!

Shout out to the following Clubs for completing all five levels of the Public Image Rockstar Challenge: Austin, Austin-Southwest, Cedar Park-Leander, Corsicana Rotary, Belton, Rotary E-Club of Central Texas, Flatonia, Georgetown, Marble Falls, Northwest Austin, Pflugerville, South Austin and Taylor!
Bravo to the 2022-23 Public Image Rockstars! 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Tanzania Children's Choir is Coming to Texas 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - April 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Cedar Park-Leander's Charity Garden Party

Pull out that sundress and big hat and come join the Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander at its Charity Garden Party on June 10, 2023 at 6PM! The Garden Party is open to the public (with limited capacity) and through advanced ticket purchase. Enjoy live music, catered bites, craft cocktails & wine, rolling out cigars, silent auction, pop-up shopping, yard games, and helping a great cause.
Cedar Park-Leander's Charity Garden Party 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary awards $6K to THS grad
 

Rotary Club of Taylor honored the top 10% of graduates from local high schools and awarded its $6000 Bunnell-Rotary Academic Scholarship Eva White at the club’s annual scholars banquet on May 1.
Rotary awards $6K to THS grad  2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Join Us at District 5870 Installation 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0
Caldwell Rotary Club Promotes Literacy with the Youngest Readers 2023-05-03 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Austin Scholarship Winners

The Rotary Club of Austin continues to make education available to deserving students, who might not be able to find funding anywhere else.  Seventeen (17) students received a total of $78,950 this past Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Austin meeting.  
Rotary Club of Austin Scholarship Winners 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0

Pecan Springs Special Event and Sleep- over

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Austin helps with special events at Pecan Springs in Austin  last Friday. Students were given a chance to earn a spot at the event by completing all the educational assignments they were given to help them get ready for the next part of STARR testing. The Rotarians  enjoyed working face to face with the students on both water  and skill testing.
Pecan Springs Special Event and Sleep- over 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0
Call to Action! Copyright Trolls Pursuing Rotary Clubs 2023-04-29 05:00:00Z 0


Caldwell Rotary and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine Partner for Community Wide Rabies Clinic

The Caldwell Rotary Club held its annual Rabies Clinic on April 18, 2023 at the Burleson County Fairgrounds. For several years now, the club has provided this opportunity free to the public in an effort to make our community safe and prevent disease. We have been able to partner for the past 3 years with the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine. This year was another great event with well over 120 dogs and cats vaccinated! Thanks also to Boehringer Ingelhein for providing the vaccines.
Caldwell Rotary and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine Partner for Community Wide Rabies Clinic 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0


Pet Adoption Event

On Saturday, 15 April 2023 the Rotary Club of Flatonia partnered with Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter of La Grange for a fun service event. GJAS brought 8 dogs to Flatonia to meet and greet prospective families for adoption. It was a beautiful day and everyone, including the dogs, enjoyed being outdoors and socializing. Rotary Club of Flatonia also donated 8 bags of dog food to the Shelter. Teresa Stanley Brown, Director of GJAS and Flatonia Rotary are already looking forward to next year's meet and greet!
Pet Adoption Event 2023-04-21 05:00:00Z 0


Swan Songs Social

Our social gathering was a pure delight and very special. We begin the evening with a meet and greet over appetizers in Alison Batlin's living room and plenty of fine wine to drink.
Swan Songs Social 2023-04-14 05:00:00Z 0


Rotary in Service of Peaceable Kingdom

Killeen Heights Rotary Service Project Peaceable Kingdom: Clearing brush/trees around playscape for installation of a much-needed shade structures This project is an opportunity for us to give back to the community and help create a safe and enjoyable space for children.
Rotary in Service of Peaceable Kingdom 2023-04-14 05:00:00Z 0


Dr. Toni Hicks Speaks in Sun City

 
Dr. Toni Hicks, Superintendent of Jarrell ISD, addresses the Sun City Rotary Club. Dr. Hicks explained the challenges involved in keeping up with the exploding population and corresponding increase of students in the city of Jarrell. The meeting was held at the new Hacienda Senior Living Complex adjacent to Sun City.
Dr. Toni Hicks Speaks in Sun City 2023-04-14 05:00:00Z 0

Think Big, Act Big

Rotary Club Of Addis Ababa Central Mella, the Rotary Club of North West Austin and Water To Thrive are partners in this Environmental project as part of the Rotary Foundation Grant we received to plant hundreds of fruit trees in rural villages in Ethiopia thus finishing a large water well development project. 
Think Big, Act Big 2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0

Guests +Welcoming Environment = Growing Membership
 

Prospective member recruitment is unique to each and every Club – its membership, city, meeting venue, community service projects, etc.  But there are some practices all Clubs and their members can follow to welcome visitors to their Club and plant seeds for future Rotary membership.
 
Guests +Welcoming Environment = Growing Membership  2023-04-13 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor Shannon Coleman's April Message 2023-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - March 2023 2023-04-04 05:00:00Z 0
World Immunization Week: Vaccines Save Lives 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - April 15th 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

NEW Public Image Resources!! 

Your PUBLIC IMAGE TEAM has developed some NEW COOL TOOLS & RESOURCES for CLUBS: Canva Tool Kit, Public Image Chair Job Description, PRE-Event Check list and step-by-step guide for "Tell Your People of Action Story"!! Click here to view them.
NEW Public Image Resources!! 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build in Travis County

On March 4th, Rotary Club of Austin Southwest members joined with Texas Ramp Project Austin and the Rotary Club of South Austin to build a much need wheelchair ramp. We were happy to pay for the supplies out of funds raised by our golf tournament & pitch in with the work!
Ramp Build in Travis County 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Community Gardens Project to Feed the Hungry

The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest recently worked at El Buen Samaritano to get their community gardens ready for planting.  This project is part of their DAP grant and included the purchase of soil, fertilizer, water hose, rainwater containers, tools, seeds.  The yield from the community garden provides produce for the food pantry with 19 production plots. Additionally there are 17 community plots.
Community Gardens Project to Feed the Hungry 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Bastrop County Builds Bike Racks for City

The Rotary Club of Bastrop County has provided the City of Bastrop with six unique bike racks as a “public service project”.  These bike racks support City goals including a friendly walkable/bikeable community for residents and visitors.
Bastrop County Builds Bike Racks for City 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0

Books For Me

Members from the Rotary Club of Austin helped all students at Pecan Springs in Austin  pick out two books that they get to take home to add to their home library. This project is one of ROTARY’s favorite events because the students are so proud of their books with their name inside. Thanks Rotary!
Books For Me 2023-04-03 05:00:00Z 0


D.A.P. GRANT Service Project

DAP Project was this past Saturday, March 25, 2023.
 
The Rotary Club of Marble Falls assembled New Residential Containers for the Highland Lakes Crisis Network - Transitional Housing Program. These boxes will contain cleaning supplies, kitchen towels, bath towels and other needed new home items such as pots & pan, silverware, and cooking utensils.
 
It is our hope that the families moving into their new home will be able to utilize their financial resources to help them sustain and maintain their new homes, instead of using their income on short term disposable items.
D.A.P. GRANT Service Project 2023-03-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rolling Fork Tornado - Rotary on the Ground 

Rotarians were onsite for today in Rolling Fork (pop 1883), working to assess needs and help others.  The tornado was very devastating, as you can see from the news.  I am going to summarize Rotary efforts that occurred and are under way--and how YOU can best help.  (Message from the District Governor 6820, Mike DiBiase).
Rolling Fork Tornado - Rotary on the Ground 2023-03-29 05:00:00Z 0


Team Effort

The Rotary Club of Flatonia sponsors the Flatonia High School Interact Club, who volunteered at the 2023 Texas Independent Relay on Saturday, 25 March.
 
Team Effort 2023-03-29 05:00:00Z 0


Marlin Rotary: First Aid Kits for Kids

On March 24, 2023, at Marlin Elementary School, Rotary Club in Marlin joined hands with Nurse Judy and elementary school students’ mothers to help out in the area of children’s scrapes and cuts, because unintentional injuries can happen in the blink of an eye. Kids are most susceptible to injuries and accidents, on or off the school grounds. The Rotary Club presented School Nurse Judy with first aid kits to distribute to young students of Marlin Elementary School to take home.
Marlin Rotary: First Aid Kits for Kids 2023-03-29 05:00:00Z 0


Tarleton College Visit

The Rotary Club of Temple made one of its many college visits in March to the beautiful campus of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. This was a first time trip for many of the Buckholts' Seniors and Juniors. They enjoyed a 3 hour tour around the campus learning about the many benefits of attending attending a smaller D1 University. This was the first step for these kids to receiving a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Temple.
Tarleton College Visit 2023-03-29 05:00:00Z 0

March Membership Madness

As we approach the last quarter of the Rotary year, we have our current “Imagine Rotary” Rotary International Presidential theme for the current year and theme “Create Hope in the World” for the upcoming ‘23-24 year.  Take a moment to think about these two themes. “Imagine Rotary” has been a mental exercise in encouraging us to consider what we want our clubs and organization to be like in the future. The upcoming theme, "Create Hope in the World”, allows us to move from imagination to action by developing a plan that results in "doing".

March Membership Madness 2023-03-16 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Club in Action 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Helping Local Kids Lake Brazos Rotary Style 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotary Annual Pints For Polio 2023-03-13 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Seminar Cancelled

Rotarians please note the Membership Seminar scheduled for March 18, 2023 is cancelled.  Club Membership Chairs and all those interested in membership are encouraged to attend the membership sessions at the Club Leader Training on April 1, 2023 at Temple College.
Membership Seminar Cancelled 2023-03-11 06:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's March Message

At the Foundation Gala, I reported that Foundation Annual Fund giving is down and asked for help from our Rotarians. I announced a fun promotion running from January 28 - April 29, to encourage more giving. To date, 79 Rotarians from 25 clubs have contributed to our Foundation Annual Fund via Raffle Mania through the Raffle Mania registration or Gonzolo Garza match.
DG Shannon Coleman's March Message 2023-03-07 06:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Rotary Invitational Tees Off April 7 at Cowan Creek 2023-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Service Above Self was the Theme for the Rick Edwards Day of Service 2023-03-04 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - February 2023-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club in Marlin and the Economic Development Corporation 2023-02-28 06:00:00Z 0

Preparing Presidents-Elects

 
What is Lone Star PETS?
 
Lone Star PETS (President Elect Training Seminar) is Rotary’s training program for Rotary Club Presidents-elect and President-nominees. It is a joint effort of ten Rotary International districts in Texas and Oklahoma, left well-prepared for their Rotary year.
Preparing Presidents-Elects 2023-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
Join Us in CELEBRATION at the Conference of Clubs 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Operation Vacation February

SPC Tanner Lee Guidry and his family were hosted for an R&R at the Hilton  Austin Airport Hotel arranged by Operation Vacation, a project of the Rotary Club of Austin and Killeen  to thank our military.  The family had a great time enjoying some of Austin’s many attractions and had a very special BBQ dinner Saturday night hosted by County Line on the Hill. Rotary appreciates our Ft. Hood soldiers and the risks they take for our safety and USA.
Operation Vacation February 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Midway  Academy EAFK

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Wayside Academy in South Austin held their Early Act First Knight knighting ceremony to honor those students who displayed the trait of self discipline. Each student selected was recognized in an assembly of their peers and teachers, walked the red carpet to receive a medallion  from Lady Amber and were joined with their family for a picture which is displayed  at School during the next 6 weeks. This character program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Austin and two members ( Mary Reynolds, Carl Noble)were there to cheer on the honorees. Thanks Rotary!
Midway Academy EAFK 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Cameron Rotarians Clean-up Pioneer Cemetery

Cameron Rotarians met on a chilly Saturday morning to clean up the Cameron Pioneer Cemetery on Hwy 36/190 just east of Cameron. The cemetery was established in the 1830's, and hadn't been well maintained in the recent past. See before and after pictures. We look forward to making a difference in this historic cemetery's upkeep.
Cameron Rotarians Clean-up Pioneer Cemetery 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
2022-2023 Public Image Rockstar Challenge 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Cedar Park-Leander's Doggie Fashion Show - Fundraiser 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
RC of Austin-Southwest's Annual Charity Golf Tournament 2023-02-27 06:00:00Z 0
Marble Falls Rotary Wins Award 2023-02-21 06:00:00Z 0
Caldwell Club Honors Former Presidents 2023-02-21 06:00:00Z 0

Yoakum Rotary Feeds the Hungry

Yoakum Rotarians,  Interact club members and other interested community volunteers joined in a Rise Against Hunger event sponsored by the Yoakum Rotary Club to package 10,000 meals on Saturday, February 18th.   Among the participants was Yoakum Mayor Carl O’Neill pictured “ringing the gong” as we reached the 8,000 meal mark!
Yoakum Rotary Feeds the Hungry 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Lake Brazos Rotary event raises money for projects, students 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

PDG Gonzalo Garza Memorial Match

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Dr. Gonzalo Garza was born on a farm near New Braunfels, Texas on January 10, 1927.  He was the 6th of 9 children.   Gonzalo dropped out of school at age 17 to join the Marines in 1944.  He served his country with distinction in World War II and Korea, earning the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart in combat.
PDG Gonzalo Garza Memorial Match 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

66 Years of Pancakes

What is thought to be the longest-running fundraiser in District 5870, the La Grange Pancake Supper, was a huge success on Feb. 2, 2023.
66 Years of Pancakes 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - March 18th 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

Club Leader Training - April 1st at Temple College

Mark your calendar for April 1st for the Club Leader Training-District Assembly. This year the event will be held at Temple College, 130 E. Marvin Felder, Temple TX 76504. 8AM-9AM is registration and a continental breakfast. Sessions start at 9AM. Cost is $30. Open to all Rotarians! Click to Register.
Club Leader Training - April 1st at Temple College 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

Project Valentine

Lakeway/Lake Travis Rotary partnered with Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children (CC4C) to participate in Project Valentine and completed 70 Valentine cards for kids to shower them with love. The mission of CC4C is to enhance the quality of life for children in Texas with rare and undiagnosed conditions. 
Project Valentine 2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Pflugerville Presents Wild West Brew Fest  2023-02-20 06:00:00Z 0

February Membership Moment

The Art of Retention has been THE topic of conversation and debate for member based organizations like Rotary Clubs for years.  You want to know a secret … there is no silver bullet.  What works for one Club may not work for the other.  This is the dilemma when trying to share the sure fire formula on how to keep the numbers strong.
 
BUT, we can offer suggestions of what your Rotary Club should consider when addressing the importance of member retention.  Understand all of the ideas are important and work.  Some build upon success of others.  What works for your Club is what you should embrace, enhance and build upon. 
 
February Membership Moment 2023-02-14 06:00:00Z 0


Rotary Helps Clean Up Cemetery

 
In 2022, the Rotary Club of Pflugerville embarked on a project to clean up brush and overgrowth at the Pflugerville Historic Colored Addition Cemetery as well as help mark unmarked graves.
Rotary Helps Clean Up Cemetery 2023-02-11 06:00:00Z 0


Glo Run 5k for Backpack Friends

The Rotary Club of Pflugerville partnered with the Rotary Club of Round Rock to be a $1,000 level sponsor for the Backpack Friends Glo Run. This event helped raise awareness of the charity our District sponsored this year and helped fill 100 bags of food to feed kids. Moreover, we had a great time in fellowship with each other and the community as well!
Glo Run 5k for Backpack Friends 2023-02-11 06:00:00Z 0


Career Day in Marble Falls

On January 26, Marble Falls Rotary in conjunction with Marble Falls ISD coordinated the annual career day for approximately 160 high school juniors.
Career Day in Marble Falls 2023-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Guides Youth Career Event 2023-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
RC of Georgetown Philanthropy Project Receives Top Award from Georgetown Chamber of Commerce 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
DG Shannon Coleman's February Message 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0

Peacemaking in February

Rotary has a long history of seeing peacemaking and conflict resolution as central to its mission and identity. Indeed, the purpose of Rotary affirms we are to “advance peace” and mission of The Rotary Foundation is to “help Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace…”
Peacemaking in February 2023-01-31 06:00:00Z 0

Promote Your Club, Inspire Your Community

Visit the District's Public Image Resource page to access resources, templates and media contacts to share your club’s stories of impact and show your community we are #PeopleOfAction! You'll find training videos, templates, tools, a direct link to RI's NEW and improved Brand Center and MORE. Click here.
Promote Your Club, Inspire Your Community 2023-01-31 06:00:00Z 0
Raffle Mania 2023 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

2023 Bowl-A-Thon

The Austin N. Metro Passport Rotary Club is holding its 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon Fundraiser from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on April 23, 2023 at the Highland Lanes in Austin.
2023 Bowl-A-Thon 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Theme 2023-24 Revealed

Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally announced his theme for the 2023-24 Rotary year, “Create Hope in the World”. He explained that the goal is to restore hope to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and to help achieve lasting change. He emphasized the need for peace and continuity, including work to empower women and work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, while not neglecting our mission to end polio.
Rotary Theme 2023-24 Revealed 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Training - March 2023 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Meet Us In Melbourne!

At the upcoming 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia not only will you have the opportunity to meet and network with thousands of servant leaders from around the globe, but you'll also enjoy one of the world's most vibrant cities.
Meet Us In Melbourne! 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0
PDG Tim Buckley Awarded 2023 Citation for Meritorious Service 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

District Service Project - Backpack Friends

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas funded the Backpack Friends Service Project with $28,000 through a Rotary Foundation District Grant to provide meals to school age children & teens who suffer from weekend hunger, due to food insecurity. 1100 Rotarians from 47 clubs provided the labor to pack 6,400 bags to be distributed in schools within the district. Play video
District Service Project - Backpack Friends 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0


Cameron Rotary Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup

Twelve members of the Cameron Rotary Club picked up 31 bags of trash along US 190 west of Cameron on Saturday, January 21, and didn't let the sprinkles stop them. Don't Mess With Texas!
Cameron Rotary Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup 2023-01-26 06:00:00Z 0

Pints for Polio 

The Rotary Club of Flatonia will hold their annual Pints For Polio Fundraiser on Saturday, 4 March 2023, from 6-8 PM. The local sponsors will be Henry K’s, Wine Haus, and Red Vault Bistro, all located in downtown Flatonia.
Pints for Polio 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
Casino Night 2023 …Another Winner! 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

Cluster Meetings

The Rotary Club of Temple brought a new twist to their weekly lunch on January 19th. Instead of meeting as normal, the club broke up into 8 Clusters to meet in small groups at member's place of business. This gave 8 members the opportunity to show off their location and share about their company. Even more allowed everyone to visit about their experience with Rotary and how better they could serve in the organization.
Cluster Meetings 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

Operation Vacation - January 2023

The Rotary Club of Austin & Killeen  hosted our next monthly military family from Ft. Hood for a fun weekend in Austin -SFC Richardson, Justin, his wife Autumn and their two adorable daughters,  Evolet 6, and Aria 3 at the Hyatt Place Four Points. 
Operation Vacation - January 2023 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteering at SAFE Alliance

Five members of the South Austin Rotary Club worked a three hour shift at the SAFE Alliance warehouse on Saturday, January 14,2023.  We sorted, packaged, and organized donations and made a substantial impact in their warehouse. We like to think we partnered with them to help stop abuse and provide a safe place for the abused.  We left feeling fulfilled and happy to have helped! 
 
Volunteering at SAFE Alliance 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0

January Membership Moment

It was wonderful recently to see the Rotary float in the Rose Bowl parade to begin this new year; the commentators were very kind to speak of the fantastic work of Rotary around the world.  As 2023 is upon us, we need to ask, “Is our club friendly and welcoming?”

January Membership Moment 2023-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Needed - Rise Against Hunger Event 2023-01-14 06:00:00Z 0
And the winner is…Hermetta Paul! 2023-01-12 06:00:00Z 0


Outstanding Club Service

Nancy exemplifies "Server Above Self" by initiating projects that support the Northwest Austin Rotary and the community at large. We are proud to have her as one of our most active members and to acknowledge her as our ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH.
Outstanding Club Service 2023-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's January Message

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Happy New Year!
As we enter 2023, I want to thank you for an amazing first half of the year. This year, we have embraced the opportunity to "Imagine Rotary" and have already accomplished so much. If you support our Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, you have played a key role in funding the following District 5870 2022-23 projects:
DG Shannon Coleman's January Message 2023-01-05 06:00:00Z 0

Public Image Training Seminar - January 14

Come join us on Saturday, January 14 for a Public Image Training Seminar from 9AM-1PM at the Georgetown Public Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 402 W 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626 or on Zoom. There is a 25 person limit for the in-person training. Click to Register. Open to all Rotarians!
Public Image Training Seminar - January 14 2022-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
2022-2023 Public Image Rockstar Challenge 2022-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Join Us in Melbourne in May 2022-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Operation Vacation December 2022

The Rotary Clubs of Austin and Killeen hosted a military family from Ft. Hood in Austin this weekend. They were provided complimentary  accommodations from the Hilton Garden Inn on downtown Austin.  The County Line on the lake provided a special BBQ dinner for the Rondazzo family of six. 
Rotary Operation Vacation December 2022 2022-12-27 06:00:00Z 0

Todd Smith Selected DG 2025-26

It is my honor and privilege to officially declare Todd Smith, from the Rotary Club of Georgetown, our District Governor-Designate. Todd will become District Governor-Nominee on July 1, 2023 and serve as our Governor in the 2025-26 Rotary year.

Todd is a great Rotarian who will serve our district well. Please join me in congratulating Todd on being selected as our 111th District Governor.

Todd Smith Selected DG 2025-26 Shannon Coleman 2022-12-27 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary supporting Helping Hand Home for over 100 years   2022-12-21 06:00:00Z 0


Marble Falls Rotary Elves Help Blue Santa

Operation Blue Santa came to a close last week with Marble Falls Police Department and the Marble Falls Rotary Club joining forces for the final collection push at the public safety facility, 606 Avenue N. Pictured are: MFPD representatives as well as Rotarians, from left, Kim Kankel, Tammy Hafner, Fran Brochstein, Tammie Sander, Ellen Ely, Joe Don Dockery, Blue Santa (Officer Josh French), Fire Chief Russell Sander and Police Chief Glenn Hanson. Toys were distributed on December 17th.
Marble Falls Rotary Elves Help Blue Santa 2022-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
Breakfast with Santa Program Feeds and Sustains Families in the Georgetown Community 2022-12-21 06:00:00Z 0
Spurs jerseys make a special Christmas for students and teachers at Pecan Springs in East Austin 2022-12-20 06:00:00Z 0

Strengthening Membership Through Education
 

Did you know that our Rotary District 5870 is a participating member of the Lone Star Division of Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)?  This is an excellent program for Rotarians and Rotaractors to deepen their knowledge of Rotary programs. 
 
Strengthening Membership Through Education  2022-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
Sun City Rotarians Enjoy A Holiday to Remember Event 2022-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

NW Austin December Rotarian of the Month

The Northwest Austin Rotary Club is especially proud of how active our club is, and we like to highlight those who go beyond even our many club events. If you see Becki Breyfogle, give her a warm thank you for all she does!
NW Austin December Rotarian of the Month 2022-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Corsicana Rotary Club Participates in the 175th Celebration Parade 2022-12-12 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Belton Holds 65th Annual Pancake Supper 2022-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

Books For Me

The Rotary Club of Austin members spent the day handing out free books to the students at Pecan Springs Elementary for Books for Me. This program is arranged by BookSpring to help children build their own home library. 

Books For Me 2022-12-12 06:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's December Message

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My official visits are complete ... Wow, what an amazing experience! I so enjoyed getting to visit each club and see how you each have your own distinctive club culture. I have most enjoyed getting to connect with you on a personal level and join in service with you through the district-wide Backpack Friends food packing project, that accompanied my official visits. 
DG Shannon Coleman's December Message 2022-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Collaboration, Perseverance and Grit on display at 2022 Georgetown TX Field of Honor® 2022-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Celebration of Life - November 2022-12-01 06:00:00Z 0


Food for Families at Marlin

There was a lot of excitement at one of the year’s favorite event, the Food for Families event held Friday, November 18th, in front of the local H‑E‑B grocery store.
Food for Families at Marlin 2022-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Marlin Rotary Club’s Little Free Library 2022-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Training - January 14 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Reasons to Attend the 2023 RI Convention - Melbourne 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Bunk Beds for Local Kids

On October 29, 2022 Rotary Club of Marble Falls partnered with “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” - making 30 bunk beds for local kids who don’t own beds!!
Bunk Beds for Local Kids 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
South Austin Rotary Grants Wishes for Toy Sheds 2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Reads, Donates Books
 

Taylor Rotarians spread a love for reading to students at TH Johnson Elementary School on Nov. 3. The club purchased and donated more than 45 books with a value of more than $750 to the THJ library where the children are in pre-kinder, kindergarten and first grade. When making the donation Taylor Rotarians snacks and read to about 30 first graders.
Rotary Reads, Donates Books  2022-11-28 06:00:00Z 0
Flatonia Rotarians Take Part in Community Play 2022-11-20 06:00:00Z 0
Acclaimed Journalist Neal Spelce at Rotary 2022-11-18 06:00:00Z 0
Key2Free Speaker 2022-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

November Membership Moment

It’s time again for the District 5870 Monthly Membership Moment.  Today we want to tell you about a program you may not be aware of.  It is the Rotary International Leads Program.  Rotary processes tens of thousands of membership leads from people around the world who are interested in joining Rotary. 
November Membership Moment 2022-11-17 06:00:00Z 0
22nd Breakfast with Santa event returns Dec. 17 in Georgetown 2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0


Annual Veterans Day Luncheon

The McGregor Rotary Club hosted its Annual Veterans Day Luncheon at the Exchange Event Center in McGregor Texas on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Over 50 Veterans from the local community were invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch and hear from keynote speaker, Erik Johnson. Lunch was served by the Officers of the local Interact Club at McGregor High School.
Annual Veterans Day Luncheon 2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0


RYLA Campers Share Their Stories

The Caldwell Rotary Club sponsored 4 campers this past summer. Two of the campers prepared a presentation and shared their experiences during a recent club meeting.Thank you to of our RYLA campers, Kamryn Tena and Luis Ramirez, for their thoughtful presentation. Wow!! These students really exemplified what RYLA is about and shared some meaningful take aways about the meaning of leadership.
RYLA Campers Share Their Stories 2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0


Red Ribbon Speed Dating!

Our club held its first ever speed dating event for new members! Existing members that met the criteria on the new member checklist were paired with new members who had to accomplish tasks on the new member checklist. Every eight minutes we rotated so they met with another existing member. It turned into a great time and social hour.
Red Ribbon Speed Dating! 2022-11-15 06:00:00Z 0

DG Shannon Coleman's November Message

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Imagine… You’re eight years old, It’s Friday afternoon at school. For many kids your age, the weekend is a time for soccer games and laughter. For you, it’s a reminder of the poverty you live in and the empty feeling in your belly because there is very little food in your home. 

DG Shannon Coleman's November Message 2022-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Label Books Among Los Muertos 2022-11-07 06:00:00Z 0
Pies for Polio in Caldwell Texas 2022-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Registration Now Open for Foundation Gala

Join us on Saturday, January 28th at the Courtyard Marriott in Pflugerville for an evening of connection, relationship building and fun as we celebrate our support of The Rotary Foundation. We will recognize new/elevated Major Donors & Bequest Society Members and present the Distinguished District Service Award & Citation for Meritorious Service. 
Registration Now Open for Foundation Gala 2022-11-05 05:00:00Z 0
Register Today for Rotary International Melbourne 2022-11-05 05:00:00Z 0


Marlin Writes Holiday Cards

Residents of the Golden Years Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marlin are the recipients of greeting cards shown here being prepared by Marlin Rotarians in the last five minutes of October 27th’s meeting at The Chicken Place.
Marlin Writes Holiday Cards 2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 0


Marlin Rotary at Area 51!

Situated at an UFO crash site and all the little green men having scampered, Rotary President Letitia Estep (aka MIB, Men in Black) was delighted to pass out over 100 pounds of candy to the children during National Night Out/Trunk or Treat on October 29 in Marlin. Even amongst biohazard and nuclear waste materials, the children ventured past the UFO abduction area into Area 51 for their chocolates and lollipops!
Marlin Rotary at Area 51! 2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 0


A Knight To Remember

Northwest Austin Rotary sponsors EarlyAct FirstKnight (or EAFK), which teaches and trains classroom students of all backgrounds in how to become civil, service-oriented people during their most formative years. EAFK is a daily Social Emotional Learning/Character-Building program for elementary and middle school students.
A Knight To Remember 2022-11-01 05:00:00Z 0

Pies for Polio Recap

Rotary District 5870 Central Texas 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. Club members around central Texas have been taking the challenge! See the Video.
Pies for Polio Recap 2022-10-31 05:00:00Z 0

District Wide Service Project - November Update

Over 1060 Rotarians from 49 Clubs have filled 6,400 bags to help feed children at risk of weekend hunger. Backpack Friends has been an incredible partner and their mission to feed hungry kids is incredibly inspiring.
District Wide Service Project - November Update 2022-10-31 05:00:00Z 0
Bat Cruise Rotary E-Club of Central Texas 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0


New Paul Harris at Sun City 25th Anniversary

DG Shannon Coleman presenting Michael Burke with 1st Paul Harris pin at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Sun City Rotary Club (Georgetown) with PDG Rich Kaye and RF Director John Chenoweth looking on.
New Paul Harris at Sun City 25th Anniversary 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0


DG Shannon Coleman Awarding Major Donor Award

DG Shannon Coleman presents Bill and Joan Miller Major Donor Level 1 at the Sun City 25th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 25th at the home of Adaire and David Wolf. Also pictured RF Director John Chenoweth and PDG Rich Kaye.
DG Shannon Coleman Awarding Major Donor Award 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Ending Polio with Pies and Pints 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0


Pies for Polio Chief Competition

Marble Falls Rotary Club hosted Pies & Pints for Polio Thursday, October 20 in Harmony Park in downtown. Marble Falls Police Chief Glenn Hanson and Fire Chief Russell Sander were pitted against each other in a campaign to raise funds for polio.
Pies for Polio Chief Competition 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Georgetown TX Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Celebration 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

Caldwell Rotary Helps Brazos Valley Gives Raise Over $1,000,000 for Local Non Profits

On October 18, 2022 out Rotary Club worked with Brazos Valley gives to raise money for their annual Day of Giving. The Community Foundation strengthens the 7-county region of the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington Counties) through philanthropy by raising and stewarding assets to provide permanent funding sources to support local charities, nonprofit organizations, faith communities, civic efforts, scholarships, and community grants.
Caldwell Rotary Helps Brazos Valley Gives Raise Over $1,000,000 for Local Non Profits 2022-10-26 05:00:00Z 0


Cedar Park Volunteers Pack 9,000 meals

Northwest Austin Rotary Club put the call out, and many answered. On Saturday, October 16, over 60 volunteers showed up at the Cedar Park YMCA to help pack nearly 9,000 meals. Northwest Austin purchased raw materials from The Outreach Program, and with the help of area Rotary members and community volunteers, nearly 7,000 packaged meals were prepared.
Cedar Park Volunteers Pack 9,000 meals 2022-10-23 05:00:00Z 0

Monthly Membership Moment

 
Hello Rotarians.  Your District Membership Committee will publish an article each month entitled the Monthly Membership Moment.  What we hope to do with these articles is to help your club and give some tips regarding membership that may help you with membership growth in our district. 
Monthly Membership Moment 2022-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations ShelterBox HERO

Congratulations President Heather and the Rotary Club of Austin Westlake for your recognition as a ShelterBox Bronze Hero! You are making an impact on worldwide Disaster Response.
Congratulations ShelterBox HERO 2022-10-18 05:00:00Z 0

Learning “The Ropes” about Rotary

West Austin meeting and eating go well together so our new members did both. Each officer gave them a report on what their position is doing to change the world. The new women members were also given a Celebration of Women in Rotary pin along with an historical account of how and when women were initially admitted to Rotary.
Learning “The Ropes” about Rotary 2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Fundraisers Around the District

Polio Fundraisers Around the District 2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0


Deutschenpfest Success!
 

From set up Thursday, to final touches Friday, to starting the Pfestival Friday night, to pouring and serving all day Saturday, to supporting the pfun run Sunday , and to final tear down Sunday afternoon, these volunteers, friends, and family SERVED HARD. We are so excited for such a fun year at Deutschenpfest and thankful for @pflugerville_tx for an amazing weekend.
Deutschenpfest Success!  2022-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Adoption Fest

Adoption Fest, Austin Cosmo Rotary's biggest service effort of 2022, was held this past Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Park.
Adoption Fest 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
Killeen Heights Rotary Fundraiser 2022-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Clubs Collaborate for Polio Events 

The Rotary Clubs of Austin N. Metro, Cedar Park-Leander, Northwest Austin, Round Rock, and Round Rock Sunrise are hosting both a PIES FOR POLIO (Oct. 22)  and PINTS FOR POLIO (Oct. 24)  to celebrate World Polio Awareness and provide opportunities for our communities to help us generate funds to End Polio Now. PDGs Scott Rainey, Hanspeter Tobler, Jim Henry, Jerry Chapman, and Dian Edwards have agreed to "take a Pie for Polio" at one of the October 22nd events.  Both locations will also feature information about the Polio Plus Campaign and prize raffles.  The businesses hosting the Pints for Polio have pledged a percentage return for "pints" sales on October 24.
Clubs Collaborate for Polio Events 2022-10-12 05:00:00Z 0

Feeding the Hungry

 
Northwest Austin Rotary Club is sponsoring a food packing event in conjunction with Cedar Park/Leander Rotary Club, Hope Austin, and The Outreach Program, and we invite you to join us. This Community Service Project will pack 9,000 meal kits to feed those needy students who might otherwise not have food over the weekend.
Feeding the Hungry 2022-10-10 05:00:00Z 0

Hurricane Ian Recovery Efforts

For those of you who are interested in provide help to the hurricane victims in Florida, the following Rotary Districts have set-up this information:
District 6890 Florida Disaster Relief