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      Dan Leal was our speaker this week and he shared the mission of the Seedling mentoring program.  Children of incarcerated parents are at great risk and Seedling Mentor program provides opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.  Hopefully some Rotary members will become mentors.   
 
   
    November is The Rotary Foundation Month and our Rotarian of the Month is Gene Davenport, Foundation Chair.  
     Rotary E-Club President, Joan Bohls  was honored to do a presentation on Foundation to the Rotary Club of Sinkar, Liberia.  Rotary really connects the world. Rotarian Dr. Erik Svenkerud 
     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. 

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.        

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.  

ROTARY E-CLUB OF CENTRAL TEXAS

MOBILE FOOD DRIVE

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. 

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.

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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