What is Rotary?

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

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ROTARY E-CLUB OF 5870

Rotary shoe sale is here….

As Rotarians, our hands and feet are made for service to our  communities and our world.  Let’s rock 2017 with cool Rotary shoes.

 

There are three styles being offered:  Rotary, End Polio Now and 100 year TRF celebration.

Please look at the shoe chart for best sizing.  The shoes are unisex and are made based on the chart.

Questions? Contact Brenda Osbon at brendaosbon.rotary@gmail.com

Order here

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Book donation at Pecan Springs Elementary. New librarian Ms Williams made a wish list of books and we were able to purchase her entire list! Thank you Rotarians!

popular-book This is a very popular book and it has a wait list to be checked out.  

Rotarianssamaritans-feet in Austin got to help Samaritan’s Feet and Movement Mortgage hand out over 500 new shoes to the students of Pecan Springs.

 

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Pecan Springs
Knighting ceremonies  8:15  am-9:30 am
Fri.,                    Feb. 24
Thurs.,             April 13
Fri.,                    May 19

ryla 2We are busy preparing for RYLA 2017.  Camper interviews start soon.                           

July 2nd – 7th, 2017
McKinney Roughs in Bastrop

Are you a Paul Harris Fellow?  Want to be?  Check this out. 

ROTARY DISTRICT 5870

 

The Texas State of Representatives Resolution in honor to The Rotary Foundation’s 100th anniversary.

 

 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating

The Rotary Foundation earned a top score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S., in the most recent ratings, reflecting our organization’s commitment to financial health, accountability, and transparency.

See how Rotary compares with other charities

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT

On 23 February, we will mark 112 years since the founding of Rotary. It is incredible to think about how much has changed, in our world and in our organization, since the first Rotary club met in Chicago with Paul Harris as a founding member.

Some things are easy to compare between now and 1905. There have been changes in technology, medicine, and society. When we look at a map of the world in 1905 and a map of the world today, we can see what’s different. What we can’t do is compare what is with what might have been. There is no way to compare our world as it exists now with the world as it would have been without Rotary.

Rotary has risen to so many challenges in its 112 years. We’ve answered conflict with peace, and poverty with education. We’ve responded to a lack of basic health care with projects large and small, from equipping clinics in tiny villages to eradicating polio across the globe.

We will never know how different the world would have been if Rotary had never been founded; if any one Rotary club had never been chartered; or if any single Rotarian had declined the invitation to join a Rotary club.

But I will say, with absolute faith and complete confidence, that the world is a far, far better place now than it would have been without Rotary and that Rotary itself is stronger because of every one of you.

The world needs Rotary more than ever. It needs our courage, our optimism, and our idealism. It needs the voice of tolerance, cooperation, and hope that we can offer. It needs the example of an organization that has proven that the citizens of all countries can work together successfully, gladly, and in friendship.

None of us ever knows the full impact of our actions. None of us knows the effects that will ripple out from the things we do and say, the decisions we make, the opportunities we seize, and those we let pass. But I think we all know that when we choose to do good, good will follow; and that when we choose Service Above Self as our life’s path, the direction it will take us will be a good one.

No one can see the future. No one knows what changes lie ahead. But I have faith in Rotary, and in Rotarians, that with every passing year, you will make our world a better place through Rotary Serving Humanity.