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     Rotary E-Club of Central Texas joined NxNE Rotary in a very successful project packaging rice, beans and dried vegetables to be sent where food and hunger are a big problem.   We bagged 10,152 meal kits and Rise Against Hunger will let us know soon what country it will be sent to.  Members  Martha Myers, Linda Tyler, Joan and Kent Bohls and their grandchildren Conrad and Smith Bohls helped package food at Casa Chapala Mexican Food Restaurant owned by President of NxNE Rotary Lupe Barragan.  Lupe was so generous to provide breakfast tacos, coffee and O.J. for everyone.  It was a wonderful opportunity to serve.  
     This project was funded by our DAP Grant which is a reminder that what we give to the Rotary Annual fund on My Rotary comes back to us to use for projects!  
On September 30 Rotary E Club of Central Texas held our second very successful food drive.  It was all about "Stuff the Truck" with food.  The truck was parked in a central location in Austin.  Friends and other Rotary Clubs were told about the Mobile Food Drive and the food came- 1060 pounds of food filled the truck and was donated to St. Louis Catholic Church Food Pantry.  We sat in lawn chairs by the truck under the shade of big oak trees and it became a Party during the Pandemic.  Neighbors and people driving by were curious and stopped to ask what we were doing.  When they knew, they went in their homes and brought more food.  Other Rotary Clubs that participated were Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander, Austin Rotary, Rotary Club of N.W. Rotary, NxNE Rotary, University Rotary Club, and Cosmopolitan Rotary. We all felt so good about the project and had fun doing it.  Thank you to all who came and helped!
   On September 27, the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas enjoyed a picnic at the 9E Ranch Cabins between Bastrop and Smithville.  We were honored to have District Governor Rick Stacy, PDG Jim Henry and our own PDG Suresh Pahwa and PDG Gene Davenport at the picnic.  DG Rick Stacy spoke and said we were doing a good job.  PDG Jim Henry presented our club with a banner showing we are a 100% Paul Harris Club- a huge honor!  Nancy Keck, Ashley Rodriguez, Martha Myers, Sam Haddad were all recognized for their service.  Paul Harris awards were given to Brigitte Pahwa and Kent Bohls.   We are thankful to PDG Gene Davenport, our Foundation Chair for really helping us receive the award by "keeping our eye on the ball" and helping us to understand how this shapes the  culture of our club.  This is really amazing for a club that is only 5 years old not to mention all the Global Grants we have been involved in thanks to PDG Suresh Pahwa.  

Support the Rotary Foundation

Every member who sets up an automatic monthly donation of $10 or more  in MY ROTARY -Annual Fund or has donated at least $100 since July 1,2020 will be entered in a drawing at the January meeting.  So far the prizes include:  One night stay at the 9E Ranch Cabins Lost Pines, honey from "My Hot Honey" from Tiesa Hollaway and Soap from  http//Bocamicrofarm.com donated by Erin Bocanegra. 

       The following members are already in the drawing pool:  Nancy Keck, Carol and Jerry Lozano, Gene Davenport, Martha Myers, Brigitte Pahwa, Twyla Weaver, Elizabeth Hallmark,  Erik Svenkerud, Joan and Kent Bohls.  Don't get left out of the fun prizes and if you want to add to the prizes, let me know.

Online credit card contributions can be made monthly with a $10 transaction minimum.  Donors can enroll using the Rotary Direct enrollment form, The  Rotary Foundation Contribution Form or by calling the Support Center at +1-866-9ROTARY, or by going online at my.rotary.org/rotary-direct.  

Donors can modify or cancel their recurring gift at any time through My Rotary.  After you sign in, click on the down arrow to the right of your name in the upper right hand corner of the webpage.  Choose the My Donations link.  On the Donor Self Service page, scroll down to the Your Active Recurring Donations section.  Click Edit.

One of the challenges of an E-Club and of the pandemic is building better friendships.  So the goal of Rotarian of the Month is to know each other better.   When you are named please forward me a picture and lots of information about you- like where you grew up, family, schools, career, hobies, Rotary service.  We want to get to know each other.  We would also like for you to do a "classification talk" at our monthly zoom meeting.  Let's keep working towards getting to know each other better.  
2019-2020 E-Club Recognitions
Rotary E-Club had a prominent role in the District 5870 Celebration of Clubs held July 18, 2020 via Zoom.  Kent Bohls led the Celebrationof Life remembering 21 district Rotarians who have died over the past 14 months.  Sam Haddad, Martha Myers and Nancy Keck were recognized for their leadership in the district.  Ashley Rodriguez will chair Youth Services for the coming year. 
E-Club was recognized for being one of 34 clubs for being 100% TRF (every member giving at least $25 to one of the Rotary International Funds); we were 1 of 33 clubs who achieved EREY (each member gave at least $25 and the club average was over $100 per member); we were 1 0f 24 clubs who were Sustaining Members (each member was credited with giving at least $100).  Our club also is 100% Paul Harris Fellows.   Our club members also gave over $1500 to Polio Plus.
District 5870 created the Rock Star Challenge last fall to get us onboard for branding;  there were 5 levels.  29 clubs made levels 1 and 2; 20 made level 3; 17 made level 4; 15 made all 5, including E-Club!  We will receive a specially created banner and a Facebook Cover photo! 
We were notified we will also be receiving the Rotary Citation for the 2019-20 year!  
We have done awesome service projects during the year and now have the approval for our $96,525 Global Grant with Nepal!  
Well done, Rotary E-Club Central Texas!





Thank you to everyone who donated to our food drive. It was a great success with over 1000 pounds of food donated.

Rotary E-Club of Central Texas is part of Rotary International, the largest service organization in the world with over 1.2 million members.  We work in our communities and globally to make a positive difference in the world!

We are in unprecedented times for certain.  With the pandemic deaths over 100,000, the treatment of people of color, and the response of protests turning to violence, I realize that we need Rotary more than ever.  We need a place where all people of the world can work together and be in conversation, a place where service counts before any judgment, a place that strives for hope, health and compassion in the world and in our communities.  We need one another.  Rotary does connect the world and doors are opening to the healing possibilities that are called for.  I hope and pray that we can continue the fine work that Rotary that has been advancing for over 100 years.  Together we can make a difference.  Thank you for being a Rotarian.

Two quick reminders:  June 2, Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Lalaina Rabary will be our guest speaker for our meeting; please came and share in the message of this dynamic Rotarian.  Tuesday June 16, 3-8 p.m., we are having a mobile food drive gathering food at 8207 Summer Side Austin, Texas.  Make a difference wherever you are!

Please be aware that June is the month we have chosen to make contributions to our E-Club Foundation.  These contributions fund the upcoming Rotary year – July 2020 to June 2021.  Patrick O’Farrell, Chair of the RESCUSA Foundation will be contacting all members to encourage your donation to RESCUSA.  All donations are used to fund E Club programs; Youth Programs, Water Well Projects, Pecan Springs Elementary School, Rotary Youth Exchange just to mention a few.  Whether it’s promoting peace, economic growth, establishing health clinics or providing children with school books or educational equipment, your gift helps Rotarians take action against the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.  RESCUSA Foundation is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductable.  You may add a contribution to RECUSA when you pay your dues for the coming year.  Thank you for supporting our club foundation. 

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice.

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

District 5870 has contributed a total of District Designated Funds of $111,102 to Covid-19 related activities. We created and funded a District DAP Grant in the amount of $61,102.  We were awarded from The Rotary Foundation a District Disaster Response Fund Grant in the amount of $25,000.

This total of $86,102 will be contributed to three hospital organizations who have a footprint in all corners of our District.  These organizations are Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation, Ascension Seton Foundation and St. David’s Foundation.  The donations are exclusively to be used for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment to be distributed to hospitals and clinics throughout our District.

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