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DG Shannon Coleman's December Message
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. 
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. 
Grants Management Training - January 14
We will hold our first Grants Management Training Seminar on January 14, 2023 on Zoom. Both the 3hr and 1hr sessions are available. Check this page to see if you qualify for the 1 hr session. Must register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Click here to Register.
Reasons to Attend the 2023 RI Convention - Melbourne 
Here are a few reasons why you should attend the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia.
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. 
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!!
South Austin Rotary Grants Wishes for Toy Sheds
It all started with a Wish List.  Jim McComb noticed that Mainspring Schools had two toy sheds on their Wish List last year.
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.
Collaboration, Perseverance and Grit on display at 2022 Georgetown TX Field of Honor®
The concept of “Service Above Self” was on full display during the Sixth Annual Georgetown TX Field of Honor® held in San Gabriel Park from November 5-12. It was an on-going demonstration of resilience and collaboration, with heavy doses of perseverance and grit, that made this year’s Field of Honor® one of the most memorable.

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.

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.

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.
22nd Breakfast with Santa event returns Dec. 17 in Georgetown
The 22nd annual Breakfast with Santa event, hosted by The Rotary Club of  Georgetown Sun City is returning to the Community Center in San Gabriel Park on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Flatonia Rotarians Take Part in Community Play
Every year Flatonia’s E. A. Arnim Museum has an annual fundraiser, which includes a stew supper, silent auction, and a community original play, written and directed by Mark Eversole.

Acclaimed Journalist Neal Spelce at Rotary
Neal Spelce is an amazing speaker and story teller.

Key2Free Speaker
Teri Jansen, co-founder of Key2Free, was our speaker at the Sun City Rotary Club on November 15th,2022.
Celebration of Life - November
Upcoming Events
Marlin's Drawing 2022 Fundraiser
Sep 28, 2022 – Dec 10, 2022
Dec. Theme: Disease Prevention & Treatment Month
Dec 01, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022
2023-24 AG Training
Georgetown Health Foundation
Dec 03, 2022
DG - Nominee Designate Committee Meeting
Georgetown Public Library RM 211
Dec 10, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
NXNE Rotary's Rise Against Hunger Founder's Dinner
Dec 13, 2022 6:00 PM
Deadline for Early Bird Registration - RI Melbourn
Dec 15, 2022
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Harker Heights

EarlyAct FirstKnight

Jarrell ISD IGO
RC of Georgetown Sun City
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