News Around The District
DG Jerry Chapman's April Message
My parents taught me if I take on a task to do it the best of my ability. No more than one’s best can be expected. As a young engineering manager, I found myself visiting with a senior executive. When I entered his office, he was in a conversation in Spanish telling and employee the next time he “pulled stunt like that”, he would be unemployed. The stage was set for an interesting conversation and lesson that has stayed with me. The executive spun around in his chair and asked, “Chapman, what have you been doing”.  My response, “I’ve been busy”.  Promptly he responded, “I don’t pay you to be busy, I pay you accomplish goals”.
Selection of District Governor Designee for 2021-2022 Rotary Year
It is my distinct honor and privilege to formally announce that Beverly Luedke of the Rotary Club of Temple South has been selected by the District Nominating Committee to serve as our Governor for Rotary Year 2021-2022.  Beverly is a great Rotarian and good friend who I know to be exceptionally well prepared for the job!  Please join me in congratulating  Beverly on her selection as our 107th District Governor.
Time to Celebrate!
It’s time to celebrate and have fun. Join me May 3rd at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio for a fun weekend of events and fellowship with your Rotary family. We will enjoy a Mexican buffet entertained by a Mariachi band Friday evening to kick off the weekend. Following dinner, you are encouraged to join me in a RISE Against Hunger district service project.  In two hours, we will package over 10,000 food packages that will be shipped to areas where hunger is a daily reality. 
The Flamingos of Change
On February 2, 2019, 404 Rotarians and friends gathered for dinner at the Austin Hilton to celebrate the District’s support to The Rotary Foundation in Calendar Year 2018. The attendees experienced an uncommon treat, as Rotary International President Barry Rassin served as the guest speaker; it is not every day that the RI President visits an event in one of Rotary’s 539 individual Districts!
President Rassin shared amazing stories about our progress towards polio eradication, the importance of the Rotary Peace Fellows program, how work within our Areas of Focus helps bring peace to the world, and how Rotary was the first organization to respond to the earthquake in Haiti. He challenged us, as Rotarians, to think bigger - to find even more ways to have impact on our communities and the world.
Grants Management Training Dates
Every year clubs wanting to participate in Rotary Grants in District 5870 need to complete the qualification process.   Part of that process is to have two members (one of whom is the incoming president) attend a Grant Management Training Seminar (GMTS).  If a member attended training in 2018, he or she is eligible to attend the 1-hour refresher class in 2019.  If not, that person must attend the full 3-hour class.  Grant Management Training is an annual requirement.The training dates are:
  • April 13, 2019 - Central Texas College Killeen
    • 1 hour Grants Management Training Seminar
East Austin Sponsors Role Model Fair
This is the 20th year that the East Austin Rotary has help sponsor the "Role Model" fair with elementary schools. This school year 2018-2019 they will be serving around 10,000 students. At the fair, club members talk about the 4-way test to students from 3rd through 5th grades, to stay in school and how to decide what they want to be. Picutured is Nora Comstock, President of East Austin Rotary and Margarine Beaman, treasurer.
Temple DAP Grant Sponsors College Campus Visits
The Rotary of Club of Temple used a DAP grant to sponsor several college campus visits by Temple High School and Belton High School students.  Temple Independent School District (TISD) and Belton Independent School District (BISD) selected the students to go on these college campus tours.  
Austin Awards Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Austin will be interviewing and awarding thousands of dollars to senior high school students across the area this month.  About 50 Rotarian members work with high school counselors to identify those students who have stellar grades, have volunteered to help others, have excellent writing skills and, whom without our support, would likely not be financially enabled to attend college.
Interact Efforts Make A Difference
Burnet High School and Middle School Interact Clubs joined together recently to do their Interact international service projects.  Over a period of a month they collected a total of 703 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls.  Amazing!  Many thanks to all involved.
Pecan Springs Austin EAFK Service Club
The students in the Rotary EAFK service club celebrated teacher appreciation week by making thank you cards for the teachers and staff and attached candy to it. It was a fun appreciation and a great way to show the teachers they care. The service club is sponsored by Cosmopolitan, University, EClub and Austin Rotary Clubs.
Upcoming Events
April Theme - Maternal & Child Health Month
Apr 01, 2019 – Apr 30, 2019
Georgetown's Invitation Golf Tournament
Cowan Creek Golf Club
Apr 12, 2019 11:00 AM
District Assembly
Central Texas College
Apr 13, 2019
Austin-Southwest's Annual Golf Tournament
Falconhead Golf Course
Apr 26, 2019 11:00 AM
Grants Management Training Seminar #3
Temple College
Apr 27, 2019
Deadline for completing DAP Grant projects
Apr 30, 2019

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Waco Rotary
Temple South
Lakeway/Lake Travis

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