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2011-2012 was a banner year under President Tony Thompson. The club made a vital contribution to the community.

  • Participated in Round Rock ISD PIE School supplies effort
    • - Volunteers worked on sorting/distribution
    • - Donated $2,500 giving 250 children school supplies
    • - Executed Show Your Love underwear and socks effort with over $500 cash and donations
  • Supported Family Eldercare
    • - Donated $2,500 for Air Conditioners
    • - Volunteers installed a number of a/cs for very appreciative people
  • Created a 9/11 Memorial display and event
    • - A thousand flags displayed each with names of 3 people killed in 9/11 attack
    • - Hosted all day event reading names of those killed
    • - Had fireman and fire truck visit and display
    • - Had Amazing Grace and TAPS played by volunteers
  • Created a budget and allocated to Areas of Service for the first time
  • Created a printed directory
  • Established Scholarship Fund at Austin Community Foundation
  • Applied for and received twice the number of RI/District matching funds at twice value of what we were allocated
  • Established "trail" for Bluebonnet Trails, had to suspend due to not good enough and will complete with redesign by Bluebonnet
  • Sponsored largest number of RYLA campers in our history
  • Sponsored 2 Exchange students and hosted 2
  • Signed cards for soldiers Christmas greetings
  • Held largest ever Citrus Fundraiser receiving $121,000 in Revenue
  • Had member (Pat O'Farrell) chosen for District Roll of Fame
  • Instituted "Happy Hours" to promote togetherness and new member potential
  • Supported Personal Energy Transportation (PET) effort
  • Hosted Bluebonnet Trails to an outstanding Christmas party
  • Supported Libraries of Love effort
  • Had over subscription participation in Junior Achievement
  • Supported Polio Plus at RI via sunshine basket, donation and Polio Plus Society
  • Supported ShelterBox effort
  • Supported African Children Literacy effort
  • Supported Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin effort
  • Served breakfast and supported 30 outstanding teachers and para professionals....an increase of 4 over previous year
  • Presented 13 scholarships to high school students at 4 schools.....an increase of 2 students and 1 school over previous year
  • Supported Mosquito Nets effort of district governor's wife
  • Had great party at Henry Mayes' for fellowship
  • Rewarded Interact coordinators and RYE host parents
  • Supported House of Friends Alzheimer's Caregivers effort
  • Supported Northwest Austin Caregivers effort
  • Hosted GSE Team from Australia
  • Started Lanier Green project with sister club from Mexico
  • Enjoyed a great Holiday Party with 20% more participation than previous
  • Supported Scouting effort
  • Had 3 visits from district governor....2 more than most every club received
  • Centennial Club "revitalized" with 9 of our members


2010-201
1 Under Ken Dickensheets' leadership, the club thrived and was able to contribute in a meaningful way to the local community.

  • Began sending both the President-elect and President Nominee to PETS
  • Instituted Polio Plus Society where members promise to contributed $100/year till Polio eliminated
  • Created a budget and separated funds into Operational and Service accounts for the first time
  • Participated in Round Rock ISD PIE School supplies effort
  • Supported Family Eldercare
  • Sponsored larger number of RYLA campers than in previous year
  • Sponsored 1 exchange students and hosted exchange student
  • Signed Christmas cards for soldiers
  • Held Citrus Fundraiser receiving $109,000 in Revenue
  • Supported Personal Energy Transportation (PET) effort
  • Hosted Bluebonnet Trails for an outstanding Christmas party
  • Supported Libraries of Love effort
  • Had full participation in Junior Achievement
  • Supported Polio Plus at Rotary International via sunshine basket, donation and Polio Plus Society
  • Supported ShelterBox effort
  • Supported Boys and Girls Clubs of Austin effort
  • Supported 26 outstanding teachers and para-professionals
  • Presented 11 scholarships to high school students at 3 schools....an increase of 1 person and two schools over previous year
  • Established first Permanently Endowed and named Scholarship (Tom & Jere Perkins Endowed Scholarship) selected from other scholarship winners through “Service Above Self” essay.
  • Supported House of Friends Alzheimer's Caregivers effort
  • Supported Northwest Austin Caregivers effort
  • Enjoyed a great Holiday Party
  • Took Centennial Club under wing to prevent disbanding. Reorganized club and provided initial “seed” officers to get club back on feet. Provided mini-PETS training to club officers.
  • The board leadership structure was reorganized with a vice-president for each Avenue of Service.
  • A Past President's Council was added to the board and is responsible for overseeing fundraising and special spending projects.
  • Board agreed to pay $100 into each member’s Rotary Foundation account if they were a Par Producer in the Annual Fruit Sale.

2009-2010 Under Nancy Lehmann-Carssow's leadership, the club had a productive and enjoyable year.

  • Bluebonnet Trails Christmas Party - We had 75 guests from Hill Country MHMR- Angie Caffey purchased & wrapped gifts, organized with Balcones about food & decorations, and scheduled the handbell players
  • Purchased and organized 346 fans delivered by Angie Caffey, Dick Hamilton, Kent Duran, Chuck Durant, Kent Miller, Terral Smith, Gene Holliman, Lee Easter and Nancy in May. It was very rewarding to actually meet the recipients.
  • Purchased all items needed for RYLA camp for the district.
  • Pat O’Farrell - Headed up RYLA for the district and our club Youth Programs. Pat was very successful in making our youth programs more visible.
  • Westwood Interact had 15-20 members and continued their main project, Invisible Children, which raises funds to rescue child soldiers in Uganda. They raised $800 this year and we donated $300. Members also spent two Saturdays building wheelchairs for PET.
  • Youth Exchange - We sent a student to study in Argentina and hosted Angel Chui from Taiwan. Next year we are hosting and sending a student from France. Brigitte and Pat found homes for Angel this year.
  • RYLA - Sheila Allee and Brendan McLaughlin headed up the recruitment process for the leadership camp and we are sending 6 students from our club.
  • PET - Jim White sent 50 wheelchairs to Haiti and they would like 1000 more!  47 of our members donated 117.5 hours making the carts.
  • Ambassadorial Scholar - We sent Sonia Sarker to Costa Rica to study their health system and recruited a graduate from Westwood to study in Scotland. Her district interview is scheduled for August.
  • Thanks to Diane Lyerly, NWAR raised $4,378 for Gail Buckley’s District Wheelchair project-more than any club in the district. Hanspeter and I delivered 75 to the Dominican Republic and chairs were also sent to Cancun.
  • Fred Morgan took charge of the five Russians who visited in October. Chuck & Jane Durant, Bill & Judy Estes and Tom & Jerre Perkins hosted parties.
  • Terry Stephenson took books and school supplies collected by Shelly Hohmann to Puerto Morelos Colonia, Mexico.
  • Oliver Smith finished planters, planting beds, soil, landscaping, walkways, turtle pond, textbooks, tables and storage modules at Jollyville Elementary.
  • We also finalized the laptop project with our Sister Club Monterrey Obispado. Our club donated $4000 and two of our members contributed another $2000 and the final grant was $24,000.
  • Cheryl Jobes coordinated the library books signed by speakers and donated to Oak Spring & Purple Sage Elem. Cheryl & Shelly Hohmann recognized teacher & paraprofessionals from 15 schools and coordinated the $15,000 in scholarships awarded to McNeil and Westwood students.
  • Ed Dusek and Dave Corna organized the Junior Achievement at Deep Wood, and Spicewood Elem. Gail Gorman, Homer Goering, Ed Dusek, Allan Adams, Tony Thompson, Carla Young, Mark Dietz, Bill Ferrell, Charles Harrison, Terral Smith, and Pat O'Farrell all were volunteers inthe program.

Our social events included Fireside Meetings, a Progressive Dinner and Christmas parties.

 
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