New Rotary Year!
It is an honor and very humbling to be president of the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas.     In our awesome club we have many members who have served Rotary.  I know each of you will be the wind beneath  my wings and will lift our club to continue making a difference in the world. Kent and  I were fortunate to go to PETs (President Elect Training) just before the shut down in February and I was so inspired by the speakers and friends I met.  Every Rotarian needs to be president at some time so they can have this amazing experience.
     Thank you to Ashley and Kent for stepping up and leading our club this last year.  They have led the club well and with the leadership of Gene to be a 100% Paul Harris Club, the Presidential Citation and EREY 

          In March it looked like I world be the Pandemic President and then with the killing of George Floyd the nation burst into rage.  Perhaps we were all home watching TV and saw what the Black community has know and fought for hundreds of years and  it became clear to all of us.  There is systemic racism everywhere and it is the white community that must change in order for there to be justice, equality and peace for all.  For this week's program I offer you an attached  video and recommend a book I am reading:  White Fragility, Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo.

         Our Mobile Food Drive was a great success and the idea came to us by Twyla Weaver at one of out Sunday evening Round Table Talks.  Donations came from many other Rotarians and friends.  We set up chairs in the yard next to the truck and when people came by they wanted to visit.  Neighbors came and asked if it was a party and then went back in their house to get food to donate.  Our grandchildren helped and it was fun!  We collected over 1000 pounds of food.  The plan is that every 4th Sunday we talk about service and fundraising. Bring your ideas and let's think of creative ways to be Rotarians during these difficult times.  

          Very Exciting News: The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years.  Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.   Supporting the environment becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants.  It joins peace building and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development. 

  The Rotary Virtual Convention was fun.  You can still watch on Youtube and I have attached one of my favorites.  Our E-Club has the tradition of having our "meetings" that come with the President's letter in the form of a Youtube so as an e-club you can attend any time.  We encourage members to be part of the programs and send me programs. We will also have a more traditional meeting with a speaker every month on the first Tuesday and a Round Table on the fourth Sunday at 6:00.

Happening:

 July 7, 6:00  Rotary Meeting on Zoom with speaker Anna Johndrow: Memories of a Revolution or How I met Fedel Castro and got into advertising

July 21, 6:00  Rotary E-club Central Texas Board meeting on zoom

July 26, 6:00 Rotary Round Table to talk about service and fundraising

August 1, 6:00  Rotary Meeting at home of Jerry and Carol Lozano home and on zoom- Celebration and history of Rotary E Club given by Suresh Pahwa and Martha Meyers.  Bring masks, be safe and have fun!

August 18, 6:00 Rotary E-Club Board meeting on zoom

August 23, 6:00 Rotary Round Table to talk about service and fundraising.

September 8, 6:00 Isis Mejiah (President of E-Club Houston) will talk about their Global Grant: Diagnostics and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.  Zoom

September 22, 6:00 Board meeting on zoom

September 27, Sunday Picnic at 9E Ranch, room to hike and social distance in nature.  Bring your own picnic and drinks.  RSVP so we have enough tables and chairs.

Join all Zoom Meeting- same # and password (Rotary) for each meeting.https://zoom.us/j/4185353517?pwd=REIrZ29oNXByYnNQV0g2ZHZtaDVUUT09Meeting ID: 418 535 3517Password: RotaryOne tap mobile+13462487799,,4185353517#,,1#,941762# US (Houston)+16699009128,,4185353517#,,1#,941762# US (San Jose)

 
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Polio Eradication Update

For The Week Ending 06/20/20

image imageRotary’s World-wide 2019-20 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is

$150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation$2 to $1 Match 

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!

  ​PolioPlus:  Zero Is The Magic Number

Pakistan 1, Afghanistan 4, Nigeria 0

 
It is an honor and very humbling to be president of the Rotary E-Club of Central Texas.     In our awesome club we have many members who have served Rotary.  I know each of you will be the wind beneath  my wings and will lift our club to continue making a difference in the world. Kent and  I were fortunate to go to PETs (President Elect Training) just before the shut down in February and I was so inspired by the speakers and friends I met.  Every Rotarian needs to be president at some time so they can have this amazing experience.
     Thank you to Ashley and Kent for stepping up and leading our club this last year.  They have led the club well and with the leadership of Gene to be a 100% Paul Harris Club, the Presidential Citation and EREY 

          In March it looked like I world be the Pandemic President and then with the killing of George Floyd the nation burst into rage.  Perhaps we were all home watching TV and saw what the Black community has know and fought for hundreds of years and  it became clear to all of us.  There is systemic racism everywhere and it is the white community that must change in order for there to be justice, equality and peace for all.  For this week's program I offer you an attached  video and recommend a book I am reading:  White Fragility, Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo.

         Our Mobile Food Drive was a great success and the idea came to us by Twyla Weaver at one of out Sunday evening Round Table Talks.  Donations came from many other Rotarians and friends.  We set up chairs in the yard next to the truck and when people came by they wanted to visit.  Neighbors came and asked if it was a party and then went back in their house to get food to donate.  Our grandchildren helped and it was fun!  We collected over 1000 pounds of food.  The plan is that every 4th Sunday we talk about service and fundraising. Bring your ideas and let's think of creative ways to be Rotarians during these difficult times.  

          Very Exciting News: The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years.  Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.   Supporting the environment becomes Rotary's seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants.  It joins peace building and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation, and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development. 

  The Rotary Virtual Convention was fun.  You can still watch on Youtube and I have attached one of my favorites.  Our E-Club has the tradition of having our "meetings" that come with the President's letter in the form of a Youtube so as an e-club you can attend any time.  We encourage members to be part of the programs and send me programs. We will also have a more traditional meeting with a speaker every month on the first Tuesday and a Round Table on the fourth Sunday at 6:00.

Happening:

 July 7, 6:00  Rotary Meeting on Zoom with speaker Anna Johndrow: Memories of a Revolution or How I met Fedel Castro and got into advertising

July 21, 6:00  Rotary E-club Central Texas Board meeting on zoom

July 26, 6:00 Rotary Round Table to talk about service and fundraising

August 1, 6:00  Rotary Meeting at home of Jerry and Carol Lozano home and on zoom- Celebration and history of Rotary E Club given by Suresh Pahwa and Martha Meyers.  Bring masks, be safe and have fun!

August 18, 6:00 Rotary E-Club Board meeting on zoom

August 23, 6:00 Rotary Round Table to talk about service and fundraising.

September 8, 6:00 Isis Mejiah (President of E-Club Houston) will talk about their Global Grant: Diagnostics and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.  Zoom

September 22, 6:00 Board meeting on zoom

September 27, Sunday Picnic at 9E Ranch with DG Rick Stacy where there is room to hike and social distance in nature.  Bring your own picnic and drinks.  RSVP so we have enough tables and chairs.

 
Your Rotary Meeting: