We don’t always see ourselves this way. We don’t talk much about being “peacemakers” even in times when people most desire peace. People want peace in their home, community, state, nation, or world. We long for it, but don’t usually see ourselves as the “peacemakers.” But it is true. That is who we are.

Rotarians Are Peacemakers Brenda Osbon 2019-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
24 October is World Polio Day! 
World Polio Day is a time for Rotarians all over the world to raise awareness about our efforts to eradicate polio for good. Join us by hosting an event in your community. Not sure what to do for World Polio Day? Here are a few ideas: 
  • Host a gathering for friends and club members to watch the Online Global Update.
  • Organize a fundraiser and invite guests to experience what its like to vaccinate children by viewing Rotary's virtual reality film, "Two Drops of Patience." (Download Rotary's VR app to your Apple or Android device.)
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about the importance of ending polio. Send it to the letters or opinion page editor for consideration.
  • Share information about Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Click here for more resources.
Get Ready For World Polio Day 2019 Brenda Osbon 2019-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
The sponsoring Rotary Clubs for Pecan Springs met with the new Interim Principal, Andrea Williams to kick off the new school year. We are all excited about getting started and helping the students at the school.
Pictured: Vicky Lindsey/ Mary Reynolds (ARC), Brenda Osbon (E-Club), Tony Ruff (Cosmo), Jean Nelle/Hen Koock/Ivan Milman (University), Andrea Williams Interim Principal At Pecan Springs Early College Prep Austin.
Early Act First Knight at Pecan Springs Brenda Osbon 2019-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Message Brenda Osbon 2019-08-01 05:00:00Z 0
July 20 was our club planning session for 2019-20.  We had great participation and got lots accomplished.  Thank you DG Jim Henry for your guidance and for inducting our officers.  Members who were unable to attend can view club documents for more information.
New members joined us and contributed greatly.  We are so happy to have them join us. Welcome Carol, Jerry, Celeste, Tiesa and Erin. 
Ashley wore her Rotary shoes!  
Martha was presented with Service Above Self award for her deep commitment to Rotary.                                                                                                                                      
July Planning Session Brenda Osbon 2019-07-25 05:00:00Z 0
When PDG Bruce Golden called me back in February 2017 to let me know I was the District Governor Designee I was thrilled.  I also thought to myself, July 1, 2019 is a long way away.  Well, it wasn’t that far away because we are here now.  A new Rotary year is underway.  My training as well as the training for all District and Club officers is over.  I was able to accompany PDG Jerry Chapman on over 80% of his club visits and met many of you at that time.  I am really looking forward to my visit to all of the clubs and meeting with as many of you as possible.  I am so excited for the year ahead and the things that we can accomplish. 
DG Jim Henry July Message Brenda Osbon 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Lakeside Pavillion - Lake Marble Falls

July 12, 2019 - 6PM

Adults - $15  Kids - $5

Featured Speaker, Mike O'Krent - Life Stories Alive  and  Music - DJ Billy Scott - Hill Country Recording Studio & Entertainment
Marble Falls 70th Annual Fish Fry Brenda Osbon 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
During the month of June, a contest was held to challenge the Rotarian advisors of District 5870’s Interact Clubs to register their Clubs with Rotary International in time for the start of the new Rotary year.  Six Rotarians representing ten Interact Clubs entered the contest.  All of the clubs were entered in a drawing for $50 to be awarded to an Interact Club that met the qualifications.
And the winner is… Benold Middle School Interact Club, Mr. Julian A. Grant, Advisor!
If you missed the contest deadline, you can still easily register your Interact Club(s) by going to https://my.rotary.org/en/report-your-interact-club-advisor Complete the information, submit and your annual reporting requirement for Rotary International is finished.
What are you waiting for?  Why not get ‘er done today?
Be A Hero To Your Interact Club Contest Results Brenda Osbon 2019-07-10 05:00:00Z 0
Weekly Presentation Carol Brown 2019-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Club Updates Carol Brown 2019-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
The district installation of officers was a great event attended by our members
Joan and Kent Bohls, Nancy Keck and Bill Piotrowski.  
Our own Nancy Keck was re-installed as District Interact Chair. Her term is 2018-20.  
District Governor and Club Leader Installation Brenda Osbon 2019-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
President 2019-20

Rotary Club of Decatur

Alabama, USA

Mark Daniel Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.


RI President 2019-20 Brenda Osbon 2019-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
Caroline Barboza, far left, a junior at Manor New Tech High School, and Hailey Sherrill, a senior at Smithville High school, were chosen to represent Bluebonnet at the 2019 Government-in-Action Youth tour, which includes a trip to Washington DC and a $1000 scholarship.  Caroline is a member of the Interact club at Manor New Tech High School which is sponsored by Rotary E-Club District  5870. Jacob Neidig, a senior at Elgin High School, center, is the alternative. 
Sarah Beal photo
New Manor High Interactor Makes News 2019-04-12 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA will be held from June 30-July 5 at McKinney Roughs in Bastrop. We will be involved in a number of events including serving one of the meals. In order to participate you must complete the volunteer form which can be found  here.  You cannot participate unless this form is completed.
RYLA 2019-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Many thanks again to Joan and Kent for arranging the Shelter Box presentation and for hosting Jessica at their property, 9E Ranch Cabins.  We were delighted that District Governor,Jerry Chapman, was also in attendance. Jessica Metcalf, the Strategic Giving officer, gave an in-depth talk about the organization and its work throughout the globe.
Shelter Box has made such a difference by supplying housing and supplies to those who have been displaced by disaster and conflict. The most recent focus has been as a result of Typhoon Idai in Southern Africa. Over 1.5 million people have been affected by it.
Shelterbox 2019-04-11 05:00:00Z 0
Conference of Rotary Clubs 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0
Please join us in congratulating Beverly Luedke of the Rotary Club of Temple South who has been selected by the District Nominating Committee to serve as our Governor for Rotary Year 2021-2022.   
District Governor for 2021-22 Selected 2019-04-10 05:00:00Z 0