Welcome to Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest 
The Rotary Club of Austin-Southwest meets at DK Maria's Tex Mex located at 1807 W Slaughter Lane Ste 750, Austin, TX 78748.  We meet every Thursday at noon, but we save the last Thursday of the month for a fun social at 5:30 pm.   If you need more information, please contact President Rebekah Goolsby.  We Welcome You to our meetings!  
How We Give Back
 

Supporting Literacy

We are collecting books for Streetbooks ATX a "bicycle-powered" mobile library for people living outdoors in the Austin, TX area.  Your support is appreciated! Drop off your gently used books on Thursday, March 2 noon – 1 pm at DK Maria’s
 
 

Building Ramp Projects

Our Club partners with Texas Ramp Project to build ramps for those in need in Central Texas. If you are interested in joining us, the next ramp project is March 4.
 

Feeding the Hungry

Club members volunteer monthly to pack and distribute food at the El Buen Samaritano Food Pantry. Our next project is on February 16, come join us!

What's Happening

It is my honor and privilege to officially declare Todd Smith, from the Rotary Club of Georgetown, our District Governor-Designate. Todd will become District Governor-Nominee on July 1, 2023 and serve as our Governor in the 2025-26 Rotary year.

Todd is a great Rotarian who will serve our district well. Please join me in congratulating Todd on being selected as our 111th District Governor.

Shannon Coleman

 
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
 
Those objectives are:
  • To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations, to dignify the Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • To apply the ideal of service in personal, business and community life.
  • To advance international understanding and goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of businessmen and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
Paul Harris wrote: "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and their trade or profession". Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations. It is the shared responsibility of both the Rotary Club and its members.

The role of the Club is to implement and encourage the objectives by its own actions in dealing with the community and by the development of projects that enable members to use their vocational talents in the service of the community.  The role of members is to conduct themselves and their businesses in accordance with Rotary principles and support the Vocational Service projects that the club has developed.
 
During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service.  Discussions on vocational service can lead to projects that not only develop the ethical consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians but also the talents within their communities.  Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects.

Rotarians, please plan to join me on Saturday, April 1 for this training seminar.  This annual event is not just for training our incoming club officers but a great place to learn more about Rotary, network, and make new friends. If you don't have a committee or board position yet, never fear, I will be reaching out to you soon.  Brenda

A very cold and wet day, but Rotarians were there to help at El Buen Samaritano. On this Saturday, food to prepare a Thanksgiving meal was distributed to 1,000 families.  Thank you to our Rotarians, Bill, Roblyn, Jack, Beth, Vikkie, George, and Bob. 

Club members Bob, Gary and Rebekah assisted the Rotary Club of Austin South with putting up some sheds at Mainspring Schools this past Saturday.  

Our 24th year golf tournament will be held at Falconhead Golf Club on April 21, 2023. Please save the date and let your friends and golfers know to save the date. 

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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Keith McComb
Feb 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Golf 2023
Dr. Bob Fedor
Feb 16, 2023
Karen Schobel
Mar 02, 2023 12:00 PM
Grow Green: Tower Gardening
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