Happy Fourth of July!

President’s Message – July 3

by Carol Brown

Happy Fourth of July! We are starting our new Rotary Year and I am looking forward to working with everyone. I know that I have large servant leadership footsteps to follow after Ashley. As so many of you noted, we have grown and developed as a club under her guidance and direction. I know you join me in once again thanking her for all she has done this past year.

Ashley’s last message spoke to the many contributions each of you have made to making us the viable and active club we have become. I am deeply appreciative of your continued commitment to the club and Rotary. Rotary International’s theme this year is “Be The Inspiration.” This is not a new theme for our club. In our commitment to the community through Meals On Wheels and Book Springs we have shown how to serve others. In our commitment to students and education through Interact and Early Act First Knights we have served as role models to children and young adults. In our commitment to RYLA and Student Exchange we have hopefully inspired future Rotarians. In our commitment to villages and communities in other nations, we collaborate to help others to improve their lives. “Be The Inspiration” for all of us means continuing to support, help and model all that represents Rotary, its mission,values and the Four Way Test.

Club Member News

Brenda continues to post updates on Jim in CaringBridge. Jim remains in the hospital as he recovers from the extensive surgeries. I know they have appreciated all the good wishes and prayers that have been sent to them.

Kent and Joan had a wonderful time at the RI Convention in Toronto. Thank you to them for sharing the pictures and events with all of us.We look forward to hearing more about it when they return to the Austin area.

Many thanks to Bill , Pat, Linda and Betty Richardson from the University Club for serving at Dell Diamond on June 28. We raised over $200 and a special thanks to Betty for donating her funds to the E-Club. There are more training dates if you would like to join in the future events.

RYLA is occurring this week and the E-Club will a large volunteer presence including the clinic, on site activities and serving lunch.

Do you know of any other club member news/kudos? Please send me some info and I will be sure to include in the next weekly email.

Club Announcements

1. Please complete your June Engagement today:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZcyYysOZM4ySHVAx1v0k16zwEW27rYtIggaXiubsEGgIezQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

2. Website Content: It is important to send Beth photos and project information for our website.

3. If you have not sent me updated information on your address, phone number, email, birthday and anniversary, I would appreciate having it as soon as you can. We are trying to update everyone with the correct information.

Upcoming Events/Opportunities for Engagement

– July 10: RECUSA Foundation Board Meeting- 6 p.m. via ZOOM​
– July 10: Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.via Zoom​
– July 13: 69th Marble Falls Rotary Fish Fry- 6 p.m.-The keynote speaker is Linda Herring, the former District Governor from the San Antonio region. Please note that the Austin University Club will be charting a bus. If you are interested in attending and traveling with them let me know as soon as possible.
– October 11: Mayor Adler of Austin and Rotary Clubs meeting at City Hall.

Again have a lovely holiday.
I look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours in Rotary,
Carol