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Green Steps  provides service opportunities through supporting the environment, the newest area of focus in Rotary.  Green Steps is how members of Rotary E-Club of Central Texas does service together while being apart.  We can each do our part and that is our service.   Green Step #1 is reducing plastic by taking reusable  water bottle and bag with you. Green Step #2 Meatless Monday focus is on the impact of meat production on the environment.   Green Step #3 Plant Pollinator Plants. By replacing grass you don't have to mow, water, fertilize, or use pesticides and that is good for  bees! Green Step  #4 Mindful Mowing (wait until wildflowers go to seed.  Green Step #5 Leave the Leaves on the ground. Green Step #6 Respect, Reverence, Respect in Relationship to Mother Earth by walking softly, leave no trace, feast responsibility, look to the Seventh Generation.
These steps we can all make together will make a big difference in our world.  
On October 20 the Rotary Club of Central Texas will collect food to take to a Food Pantry to help people in need.  Please bring canned, boxed food to 8207 Summer Side Drive in in Austin between 3:00 and 6:30.  Tell friends and neighbors who may want to help.

 Green Steps- Rotary Supporting the Environment is encouraging all Rotarians as a service project to have at least Meatless Mondays or Beefless Being. Cattle have an outsized environmental impact largely because they belch up methane, a potent planet-warming gas. Studies have found that beef production creates roughly four to eight times the emissions from pork, chicken or egg production, per gram of protein, and all have a larger climate-change footprint than plant-based proteins like soy or beans.

Supporting the environment, Rotary's 7th area of focus, is what Green Steps is all about.  The new committee of the Rotary E-Club which every member is part will give the club service projects around environmental issues each month.  Yes, it is huge and diverse so one step at time beginning with awareness knowledge.  The Green Steps committee will meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30.  Our club members live in many different areas so individually we will do service around supporting the environment together.  
    This month members Green Steps Service is take a reusable water bottle, cup and bag with you everywhere in order to reduce landfill material.  Below is a look at what we throw away.  

Our E-Club International Committee supported the  Rotary Club of Sinkora Liberia and the Liberia Cancer Society  by  providing $1000 for screening and treatment equipment. Above is the presentation of a check for $1500 to the Liberian Cancer Society.  This all could be made possible because of the generous donations of club members to our club foundation:RESCUSA.  Happy Bucks and Change for Change have been one way we have increased our foundation.  Thank you members of the Rotary E-Club. 

The following is information is from the Liberia Cancer Society.  


 Members of Rotary E-Club helped plan, prepare and helped in the planting of a butterfly garden at Pecan Springs Elementary School.  Supporting the Environment is the newest Area of Focus of Rotary and the partnership with an Elementary School on such a project has been very exciting for the Rotary E-Club Family.  Linda Tyler has been the expert in planning with the support of Erik Svenkerud.  On Saturday many of our members helped move dirt and prepare the flower beds including Linda Tyler, Erik Svenkerud, Brigitte Pahwa, Betty Lara, Adam Lara, Jerry Lozano, Joan Bohls, Kent Bohls. Sam Haddad,  MaryAnn Walborg  as well as many of the teachers.   Plants that are native are important to the Butterfly life cycle have been chosen for the design.  This project is a perfect learning tool for Science in Pecan Elementary School.  Everyone had a great time working and look forward to a beautiful garden that supports the environment.

  Rotary E-Club of Central Texas gave away 650 Virginia Pine tree seedlings as a effort to help save our world.  Rotary E-Club members helped give away the trees both in Austin, Bastrop and nearby.  Members of Rotary E Club, Bastrop Rotary, Smithville Garden Club and many friends and neighbors took seedlings to plant on their own land. Donations to Rotary E-Club foundation were suggested in order to continue doing good in the world.

“We want to make a difference in the world for our children and grandchildren,” Club President Joan Bohls said, “and protecting the environment is one of the very best and necessary ways to do that.  Trees serve as an indicator for the health of the air and the world around us," Bohls said.
     The Rotary Foundation is the backbone of Rotary work.  Our DAP grant money and Global Grant funding are from The Rotary Foundation determined by what we give as a club.  
     The appeal for foundation giving was a great success and everyone had fun participating in the drawing for prizes.  Thank you to the following for donating prizes: Tiesa, Erin, Joan, Gene and Betty.  The prize winners were Tricia, Brigitte, Linda, Sam, Joan Celeste, Kent, Tiesa, Ashley, Carol and Twyla.  Congratulations to all for giving and winning!  We all win when we give!  Thank you!
    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!  

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// donated by Erin Bocanegra.        

Virginia Pine seedlings given away by Rotary E-Club found homes in Smithville,Bastrop, Marble Falls, Cuero, Austin, Oregon, and knoxville, Tennessee.
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Owori will become first Ugandan to head Rotary International

Business leader Samuel Owori will become first Ugandan to head Rotary

PolioPlus is engaging reluctant communities by addressing basic needs

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Welcome to the Flexible, Friendly, Fun, Rotary Family! 


Flexible, Friendly, Fun Rotary Family

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
on the web by email and zoom
we meet on zoom
Austin, TX 78759
United States of America
(512) 791-7400
Meet on the web by weekly e-mail updates, Facebook, Twitter, Zoom first Tuesday at 6:00 for a meeting program; third Tuesday at 6:00 for our Club Board meeting and we get together for socials on zoom and in person.
 Rotarian Stephanie Hale
Sophie Downes, Green Steps leader
Nathan Price, Space Minute
 July 2021 Rotarian of the month.
Faith David
Why I am a Rotarian
Upcoming Events
New Member Rotarian Andrew (Drew) Walker
New Member Rotarian David Edwards
New Member Rotarian Alison Ivy with husband Rotarian ADG Frank Ivy
New Member Rotarian George Soulayrac
New Member Rotarian Stacy Brunson
Welcome new member Rotarian Linda Brunson
Welcome new member Rotaran Howard Brunson
Tricia Johnson Roll of Fame 2021
Brigitte Pahwa
Rotarian of the Month December 2021
May 2021 Rotarian of the Month Erik Svenkerud 
April 2021 Rotarian of the Month
Rotarian President 2020-2021
Joan Bohls
PDG Betty Lara Rotarian of the Month March 2021
PDG Suresh Pahwa
Rotarian of the Month February 2021
PP Martha Meyers, Rotarian of the Month January 2021
Rotarian Linda  Tyler, December 2020  Rotarian of the Month with granddaughter, Shannon Tyler
Chairman of RESCUSA
PDG Gene Davenport, Foundation Chair &
Rotarian of the Month- November 2020
Rotarian Erin Bocanegra, Secretary 2020-2021
Rotarian of the Month - October 2020
Rotarian Tiesa Holloway
Rotarian of the Month- September 2020
Rotarian President Jerry Lozano, President 2021-2022
Rotarian Twyla Weaver,
President Elect
Rotarian of the Month September 2021 Mary Ann Walborg
secretary 2021-2022
Rotarian Madea H. Badio
International Committee 
Rotarian Carol Murphy
Board 2021-2022
Rotarian  Dan Leal
Four Way Test Speech Contest Chairman 
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