Home Page Stories

Our E-Club International Committee is having meetings over zoom with Rotary Club of Sinkor, Liberia and the Liberia Cancer Society about a project we could support.  The following is information is from the Liberia Cancer Society.  We are looking at supporting them in the purchace of screening equipment.

" Cervical cancer is a public health problem in Liberia. It is the most common and the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Liberia. All cervical cancers are caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV) a sexually transmitted disease.

In Liberia, cervical cancer is among the leading causes of cancer deaths in women, accounting for more than 40% of all women’s cancer and about two-thirds of cancer deaths. Cervical Cancer ranks as the leading cause of female cancer in Liberia and is the most common female cancer in Liberian women aged 15 to 44 years according to www.hpvcentre.net . Screening and preventive care are crucial to early diagnosis of cervical cancer. Currently cancer treatment are being left to the private sector which makes it difficult for women of lower wealth quintile and remote areas who are affected by the disease to access quality services.

Cervical cancer is largely preventable, but women need to be screened every three to five years to halt the deadly disease. In Liberia, most health

 

 

 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!
      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 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!

Virginia Pine seedlings given away by Rotary E-Club found homes in Smithville,Bastrop, Marble Falls, Cuero, Austin, Oregon, and knoxville, Tennessee.
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Community Service
Club Service
International Service
Public Relations
Service Projects
Board member at large
Rotary Interact Sponsor
Youth Service
Internet Communications Director
Sergeant-at-Arms
Service Above Self
RSS
$15.5 million gift will fund new Rotary Peace Center in Middle East or North Africa

The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

11 eco-friendly service projects around the world

Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

Canadian Rotary members assist with COVID-19 vaccinations and feeding families

Volunteers work to keep the community of Kingston, Ontario, healthy and safe.

Nonprofits Make Gains in Measuring Their Impact

Nonprofits Make Gains in Measuring Their

Rotarians Address Mental Health Issues Head On

Rotarians Address Mental Health Issues Head

Meeting Information for Rotary E-Club Central Texas

 

E-Club

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
on the web by email and zoom
8207 Summerside Drive
Austin, TX 78759
United States of America
Phone:
(512) 497-9502
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.
Donate to E-Club Foundation
 
Please click here for more information about our Foundation.
Upcoming Events
April 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
Linda  Tyler, December  Rotarian of the Month with granddaughter, Shannon Tyler
PDG Gene Davenport, Foundation Chair &
Rotarian of the Month- November 2020
Erin Bocanegra 
Rotarian of the Month - October 2020
Tiesa Holloway
Rotarian of the Month- September 2020
Jerry Lozano, President Elect 
New member Mary Ann Walborg
Welcome new member Rotarian Madea H. Badio
Welcome Rotarian Carol Murphy, new member.
Welcome Rotarian  Dan Leal, new member.
Welcome, Rotarian Stephanie Hale, new member.
Rotarians
Why I am a Rotarian
Website Sponsors
9E Ranch Cabins Lost Pines Bastrop
9E Ranch Cabins
Lost Pines Bastrop
www.9ranch.com 
Club Calendar
May 2021
S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
01
02
03
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
05
Enter your email address and the message you want to send.
* fields are required
Donate to E-Club Foundation
 
Please click here for more information about our Foundation.
Bulletin Subscribe
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.