Ending polio with pies and pints

 
This collaborative effort among clubs, Rotary Clubs of Austin North Metro Passport, Round Rock, Round Rock Sunrise, Cedar Park Leander, and Northwest Austin hosted "Pies for Polio" fundraisers on Saturday, October 22; they raised over $3,300 in funds and brought awareness of polio's existence in the world.  
Ending polio with pies and pints Roger Nichols 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0 #NWAR,#piesforpolio,rotary

Rotary and  volunteers pack 9,000 meals

 
We put the call out, and many answered. On Saturday, October 16, over 60 volunteers showed up at the Cedar Park YMCA to help pack nearly 9,000 meals. Northwest Austin purchased raw materials from The Outreach Program, and with the help of area Rotary members and community volunteers, nearly 7,000 packaged meals were prepared.
 
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For whom the Bell Tolls

Today Nancy Lehmann-Carssow and Raezel Coren Poplawski were working at the Bell House, which Northwest Austin Rotary Club adopted at Pioneer Farms as a monthly service project. The volunteers work in the yard surrounding the house by clearing the unwanted weeds and debris from the flower beds, trimming the trees and bushes, nursing the ailing vegetation back to life, and painting the picket fence a brilliant white. Within the house itself, they have maintained the areas by cleaning up and dusting the furniture and rooms, repairing broken furniture, and decorating the rooms for the holiday season.
 
 
For whom the Bell Tolls Roger Nichols 2022-09-21 05:00:00Z 0

Camp Agape 9th Annual Run

A special thanks go out to club president Debbie Tam, Raezel Poplawski, and Roger Nichols for getting up at 5 a.m. to make the 7 a.m. registration! 

Every summer since 2014, Camp Agape has held an Annual 5K Memorial Run in the heart of Marble Falls, TX, focused on the memory of lost loved ones and their families. This year our team not only sponsored the Camp Agapes' run, but we also showed up to share with the runners and viewers all the amazing things that Northwest Austin Rotary and Rotary International support.

Camp Agape 9th Annual Run Roger Nichols 2022-08-20 05:00:00Z 0 #NWAR,#campagapetexas

Backpack Attack 2022

 
One of the ways to identify potential "new" Rotarians is to be out in the community performing service that Rotary is known for. I have an incredible opportunity for our club to plug in and be of service in the midst of many like-minded people who wants to do good and be of service to those in need.  Please take a look at this opportunity coming up and sign up to get involved!
 

JOIN US FOR BACKPACK ATTACK 2022!

A new school year is like a new box of crayons - fresh, bright, and full of potential! However, as many as 5000 elementary and middle school students may not have the resources to start school with a backpack and school supplies this year.
Backpack Attack 2022 Debbie Tam 2022-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

Round Rock Tornado Relief efforts 

 
We called upon our fellow Rotarians to help local residents in the wake of this week’s tornadoes. Our volunteers in conjunction with Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN.org) fanned out across Round Rock to help homeowners clean up debris and fallen trees.
 
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9/11 Tribute  -  Honoring Lives Lost 

The Rotary Club of Northwest Austin invites everyone to join them as they memorialize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack and the 2,977 lives lost at a tribute 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

“Sept. 11 was a terrible day in our country’s history, but following the attacks Americans rallied as never before in unity and in support of our great nation,” Club President Rick Hoffman said. “We believe this spirit of unity is needed more than ever. “On this day, no matter political or other beliefs, we are one -- we are Americans,” he added.

The tribute will take place across the street from the main entrance to the Balcones Country Club at 8600 Balcones Club Drive in Austin.

Preparations for the event will begin Wednesday, Sept. 8, when Rotarians will gather on the lot to place 300 American flags -- approximately one flag for each 10 lives lost. 

At 9 a.m. on Saturday Boy Scout Troop 513 sponsored by Hope Presbyterian Church will post the colors followed by a prayer, pledge of allegiance and singing of the national anthem.

Joined by the Scouts and first responders from Austin Fire Department Station 44, Rotarians will read the names of all those lost as a result of the attack. The names will be read in 10-15 minute tributes until all the names have been said aloud and Rotarians will be onsite until approximately 2:30 p.m.

“We invite everyone to visit this memorial, get out of your cars, and walk solemnly through the field of flags to pay tribute and honor to those lost on Sept. 11, 2001,” Hoffman said. “We will never forget.”

Rotarians across the world are dedicated to promoting peace and conflict prevention and resolution as one of their seven areas of service.

 
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Northwest Austin Rotary Recognized at Shelterbox HERO

ShelterBox has provided aid to over 2 million people since 2000, we could not have reached them without clubs like yours. The global pandemic has not stopped our efforts, your help provided aid to over 33,000 families in 2020, and over 13,000 households in the first half of 2021.
Northwest Austin Rotary Recognized at Shelterbox HERO 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Visit

Great visit with District Governor Beverly Luedke this past week. She shared her vision and goals for this next year with the Club.
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Preparing Fit Kits for School Kids

Twelve Members of the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin, including PDG Jim Henry, assembled on Monday afternoon, March 8, at Springwoods Park in Northwest Austin, to prepare 21 FiT Kits for distribution at two Round Rock ISD schools.  Josh Reeley, Vice President of Youth Services for the Rotary Club of Northwest Austin, organized the effort, funded by a District 5870 DAP Grant. 
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Congratulations Tad!

Congratulations to Tad Turpin for earning a District Service Award for his outstanding service in promoting the Rotary Foundation and its goal of World Understanding and Peace!
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Roll of Fame Honoree - Debbie Tam

Cheers out to Debbie Tam for receiving the Rotary District 5870 Central Texas Roll of Fame Award!! This award is given for outstanding exemplification of the spirit of Rotary in their community, their club and Rotary International. 
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Latest News From NW Austin Rotary

Please update your member information on Clubrunner. If you need help, contact Sheila Allee Kershaw or Harold Coleman.
 
The kickoff for our annual fundraising fruit sale will be Sept. 18. We will be assigned to teams and given a pep talk by our fruit sale leader Dave Roon. Proceeds from the sale support all NWAR philanthropy for the coming year.
 
District 5870 is sponsoring a "My Rotary Story" Contest. Awards will be given in three categories: Best Overall My Rotary Story, Most Moving My Rotary Story and Most Creative My Rotary Story. Written an video formats will be accepted. Stay tuned for details.
- See more at: http://nwaustinrotary.org/#sthash.bTCGLqZo.dpuf
Please update your member information on Clubrunner. If you need help, contact Sheila Allee Kershaw or Harold Coleman.
 
The kickoff for our annual fundraising fruit sale will be Sept. 18. We will be assigned to teams and given a pep talk by our fruit sale leader Dave Roon. Proceeds from the sale support all NWAR philanthropy for the coming year.
 
District 5870 is sponsoring a "My Rotary Story" Contest. Awards will be given in three categories: Best Overall My Rotary Story, Most Moving My Rotary Story and Most Creative My Rotary Story. Written an video formats will be accepted. Stay tuned for details.
- See more at: http://nwaustinrotary.org/#sthash.bTCGLqZo.dpuf
Please update your member information on Clubrunner. If you need help, contact Sheila Allee Kershaw or Harold Coleman.
 
The kickoff for our annual fundraising fruit sale will be Sept. 18. We will be assigned to teams and given a pep talk by our fruit sale leader Dave Roon. Proceeds from the sale support all NWAR philanthropy for the coming year.
 
District 5870 is sponsoring a "My Rotary Story" Contest. Awards will be given in three categories: Best Overall My Rotary Story, Most Moving My Rotary Story and Most Creative My Rotary Story. Written an video formats will be accepted. Stay tuned for details.
- See more at: http://nwaustinrotary.org/#sthash.bTCGLqZo.dpuf
It is now possible to donate to Northwest Austin Rotary's Special Projects Fund through the Austin Community Foundation website. Gifts may be made by credit card and may be given in honor of or in memory of someone. Rotary District 5870 is matching Paul Harris contributions dollar-for-dollar for first time Paul Harris Fellows. Contact Ken Dickensheets for details.
 
Please update your member information on Clubrunner.  If you need help, email Harold Coleman at hgcoleman@aol.com.
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