Georgetown Rotarian Glenn Towery Champions Veterans Arts Festival

Georgetown TX Rotarian Glenn Towery, a Viet Nam War veteran and self described Visionary and Humanitarian, not only is the Founder of the Veterans Suicide Presentation Channel but also started the Veteran Art Festival (or AVAFEST as it is commonly known), currently taking place in Round Rock.
The arts festival was launched in 2018 as a vehicle for healing the hearts of veterans, and Towery is doing all he can to ensure its success.
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800 Weekend Food Kits Packed for Central Texas Children

The Rotary Club of Georgetown set time aside during its weekly meeting last Friday to wipe out weekend hunger for 800 Central Texas school children. Members packed weekend food kits for children who rely on school meals during the week but live in homes that are food insecure. Envisioned by Rotary District 5870 Governor Shannon Coleman of Pflugerville, the district-wide hands-on service project is designed to help feed thousands of children who might otherwise go hungry.

District 5870 Governor Shannon Coleman
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Georgetown Rotary Field of Honor® Now Accepting Beneficiary Applications until July 29, 2022 


Georgetown, TX - Non-Profit organizations serving first responders, active duty military personnel, veterans, law enforcement members and their families are encouraged to complete a request for consideration to be named a Beneficiary of the 2022 Field of Honor® (FOH). In 2021 Major Beneficiaries included the Birdwell Foundation, Chris Kelly Foundation, Dilworth Chapter of the MOWW, and Heroes Night Out. A Beneficiary recipient must wait one year before they may reapply. Example: Beneficiaries that received an award from the 2021 FOH cannot receive Beneficiary awards from the 2022 FOH. 

FOH is only accepting online applications, which may be accessed here. For consideration, organizations must be a 501(c)3 in good standing and submit their completed Form 990 via email to along with their application. Those not required to file a 990 should provide their 501(c)3 approval letter and a letter of explanation as to why their 990 filing is not required. Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 29th at 5pm.  Requests without complete documentation will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be contacted for a short interview by members of the committee by mid-July.

The Sixth Annual Field of Honor® is scheduled for November 5th-12th 2022 at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, TX and funds from flag sales will be distributed to Beneficiaries during the first quarter of 2023.

Georgetown Rotary Field of Honor® Now Accepting Beneficiary Applications until July 29, 2022  Todd P Smith 2022-07-09 05:00:00Z 0 6th Annual Field of Honor,Beneficiary Applications,Community Grants,Georgetown Rotary,Military and First Responders,Rotary Field of Honor

District Governor Beverly Luedke Visit

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On August 6th, District Governor; Beverly Luedke, made a visit to the Rotary Club of Georgetown to share her journey as a Rotarian.  She outlined her expectations to the Board, presented excellent insight on being a Rotarian, and encouraged the group to embrace the gift of the Rotary International Foundation and the impact the club can make around the world.  
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Build in the Bog

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On a cold and blustery morning in January, a group of dedicated Rotarians and friends visited Pflugerville to build a much needed ramp for a disabled person.  Overnight rains and dog deposits made the effort a little more challenging.  By noon, a fifty-two foot ramp was completed.
The Georgetown Rotarians of George Lourigan, Larry Baird, Cris Cash, Glenn Beck, Henry Yu and Denis Pepin were joined by new helpers Tim and his son Jack (old military friend of George) and Pete and Mickey (neighborhood friends of Denis).  It was nice to have newbies fit right in and make meaningful contributions to our build...many thanks for their participation.
The build was part of the continuing programs of Texas Ramp Project that provides custom built ramps for those with special needs.  The Georgetown Rotary Club is committed to a monthly build program.
Build in the Bog Denis Pepin 2020-01-12 06:00:00Z 0

Georgetown Poker Club Supports FoH

Posted by Denis Pepin on Oct 28, 2019
On October 25th, one of the supporters of the Field of Honor, John Montgomery (Owner of Roberts Printing), visited the Georgetown Rotary Club to exemplify "Service Above Self,”  Through his Georgetown Poker Club @GTPOKER he donated the proceeds from a poker tournament to purchase flags for veterans to be displayed at the Field of Honor.
He is shown presenting a check to Jeanne Cox and George Lourigan in the amount of $1,025.  We thank John for his continued support of the Georgetown Club activities.
Georgetown Poker Club Supports FoH Denis Pepin 2019-10-28 05:00:00Z 0


Posted by Denis Pepin on Oct 27, 2019
On Saturday, October 26th, an intrepid band of Georgetown Rotarians and Interact members tackled a very challenging ramp build for Kathy, whose access to and from her home was hindered by the lack of a suitable ramp.
The site required a “custom design” caused by narrow passages and awkwardly placed support posts.  The challenges were all met in what turned out to be a six hour operation.
We are thankful for the efforts of Interact members Elizabeth, Emily , Jacob and Caleb and Rotarians led by George Lourigan and Cris Cash.  Significant engineering efforts were also provided by Glenn Beck, Alan Johnson, Barry Bowden and Denis Pepin.
The builds are part of the ongoing efforts by Texas Ramp Project to provide ramps for disadvantaged people.  The Georgetown Rotary Club has built over 65 ramps to date.
CHALLENGING RAMP BUILD Denis Pepin 2019-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

DG Henry Visits Georgetwon

Posted by Denis Pepin on Sep 06, 2019
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On September 6th, Jim Henry,  the District Governor for District 5870 visited the Georgetown Rotary Club.
After providing the members with an update of District activities and goals, he challenged the membership with three questions.
1.  What is your passion as a Rotarian?
2.  Why is that your passion?
3.  What are you going to do about it?
The answer to these questions is the difference maker as to whether or not you are a true Rotarian.
Jim was joined by an entourage that included DG Elect and DG Nominee, the Assistant DG and the enthusiastic Rich Kaye, the intrepid leader of the Rotary Foundation fundraising efforts.
This visit is part of the annual "rite of passage" that has the DG visit all of the clubs in his area.
DG Henry Visits Georgetwon Denis Pepin 2019-09-06 05:00:00Z 0

A Special Ramp Build

Posted by Denis Pepin on May 20, 2019
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On May 18, 2019, a dozen members of the Georgetown Rotary Club (and three of Rhonda Pritchard's children) assembled at the home of Shiloh and Svetlana Banks in Hutto to complete a special ramp build.
Since early childhood, Svetlana has suffered from a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which confines her to a wheel chair.  SMA is a rare neuromuscular disease that affects the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement and leads to progressive muscle weakness and atrophy.
The inset picture show her and Shiloh on her first test run down the new ramp with an ever present smile on her face. The new ramp will allow her to safely exit the home and give her more freedom of movement. outside the home.
A Special Ramp Build Denis Pepin 2019-05-20 05:00:00Z 0


Posted by Denis Pepin on Apr 28, 2019
April 27th was a beautiful morning in Pflugerville when a small group of Georgetown Rotarians arrived for the clubs 49th ramp build.  It was a more complex build as we were informed that special additional supports had to be part of the construction to deal with anticipated future "weight" needs
After Reece Bruechner and Cris Cash had to depart for prior commitments, there were only three lonely souls (George Lourigan, Myra Page and Denis Pepin) left to complete the project.  When they left after two PM, it is fair to say they were "spent".
This build was part of the ongoing alliance with Texas Ramp Project and next month will be our 50th build...hope there is a large delegation to facilitate this special milestone. 
AND THEN THERE WERE THREE Denis Pepin 2019-04-28 05:00:00Z 0

Successful 2019 Golf Tournament

Posted by Nathan Winstead on Apr 12, 2019
Summary of Event
  • 25 teams/100 players
  • 25 plus hole sponsors including Annual/Dual Sponsors
  • Approximately 125 people at pavilion (19th hole Party)
Fellow Rotarians, I am inspired by the collective work of the all of the volunteers, sponsors, and players that came out to support the great cause of supporting Early Act First Knight this year.  We will always have adversity, we want difference of opinions; but do not forget that we are proud Rotarians whom have a calling for “Service of above Self”.  We look, act, and think differently, but believe in one united vision.  Thanks for the opportunity to serve the Rotary Club of Georgetown!  I’ll be back next year!
Successful 2019 Golf Tournament Nathan Winstead 2019-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Recognizes VFW Post 8587

Posted by Denis Pepin on Mar 24, 2019
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On March 22nd, the Rotary Club of Georgetown was visited by three members of the VFW Post 8587, led by Ray Sanchez.  A check was presented by Dave Kellerman and Jeanne McClellan to recognize their continuing support for our annual Field of Honor event.
The VFW Post generously donates the use of their local hall where we assemble the flags for our Field.  They are also represented by members of the Post that join us in the assembly process.  Our club is most appreciative of their ongoing support of this special commemorative project.
Rotary Recognizes VFW Post 8587 Denis Pepin 2019-03-24 05:00:00Z 0

A Visitor From MMUN

Posted by Denis Pepin on Mar 24, 2019
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Our club was recently blessed with a visit from Katelyn Illig, who was a recent delegate representing her local school at the  Montessori Model United Nations program.  She was joined by her grandparents and her father and her proud grandfather introduced her to the Rotary audience.
Just eleven years old, she amazed us with a presentation about  her recent trip to the UN in New York, where she spoke to the international MMUN delegates in the main assembly hall.  Not only is she a professional and gifted speaker, she is truly poised to be a leader in the future.  Her special interest in math and science bodes well for positioning her for a successful career, perhaps as a scientist or a United Nations Delegate.
Her description of the delegate "consensus" process helped us understand that there truly is a common ground for us to get along in our world.  It will be exciting to follow her progress and contributions to our future.
A Visitor From MMUN Denis Pepin 2019-03-24 05:00:00Z 0


Posted by Denis Pepin on Mar 11, 2019
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LMarch 9th was a special day for our Rotary ramp building crew.  We had the opportunity to provide a new ramp for a Gold Star Mother, Brittany Forbes.  Her new fiancée Gabriel has three children that face their own health challenges.  It is fair to say that Brittany deals with daily issues that most of us do not have to confront so it is important that we are able to build the new ramp for their use.
As always, the crew was led by George Lourigan and Larry Baird.  Along with newcomer Terry Folkerts, we thank Cris Cash, Glenn Beck, Henry Yu, Mike Sweeney, David Kellerman, Barry Bowden and Denis Pepin for their support of this program.
This building effort is the continuation of our Rotary Club commitment to the Texas Ramp build a ramp monthly for someone in need.  Very soon, we will build our fiftieth ramp.
GOLD STAR RAMP Denis Pepin 2019-03-11 05:00:00Z 0

A message from your PR Chair

Posted by Denis Pepin on Mar 04, 2019
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Dear Rotarians,
This message is to remind all of our members that we "all have access" to a very powerful tool called ClubRunner.  We would urge all members to go to the APP STORE on your phone (or iPAD) and download the ClubRunner app (yes it is free).  Once you login with your Rotary User name and password, you will be able to access a wealth of capabilities, most particularly detailed information about all of our club members.
A message from your PR Chair Denis Pepin 2019-03-04 06:00:00Z 0

ICE AGE at our 47th RAMP BUILD

Posted by Denis Pepin on Feb 10, 2019
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February 9th, 2019 was a dank and cold morning in Florence, TX.  An intrepid group of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Georgetown and Interact member Alexa (dad too), visited the home of Peggy Gayle to replace an aging, rime coated and dangerously steep ramp.  After removing the old ramp and reconfiguring the deck area, the Rotary group set about building its 47th ramp.  Numb, wet hands and muddy clothes became the order of the day.
This effort is a continuation of the ongoing alliance with the Texas Ramp Project where ramps are build for those with special needs.
ICE AGE at our 47th RAMP BUILD Denis Pepin 2019-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

I (EYE) Contact

Posted by Denis Pepin on Feb 08, 2019
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On February 8th, our local Georgetown Rotary Club was the victim of a "full-on" frontal attack from Jim Comer, a noted communications consultant.  His dynamic approach to teaching us how to "Harness the Power of Authenticity to Connect" was enthusiastically received by all attendees.  He makes it clear that effective communication is critical to advancing your goals.
He provided anecdotal tips as to how to conquer the fear of public speaking.  Start by "being yourself" and introducing your initial audience connection with a story.  A key element was the use of "eye contact", ensuring that you are engaging your audience.  Effective use of hands and movement around the setting ensures an entertaining delivery.  And a smile always helps!
Jim has spent over thirty years as a coach and workshop leader, working with corporations, associations and professionals from a myriad of  industries.  His enthusiastic delivery is a treat to behold.
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Rotary Supports Lions KidSight Project

Posted by Denis Pepin on Dec 11, 2018
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On December 7, 2018, Hector Martinez of the Rotary Club of Georgetown presented a check to Maureen Kinald, Chair of the Lions KidSight Program.  This donation will cover the cost of one of the digital scanners that they use to screen young children.  Their mission is to ensure early eye screenings to detect vision problems before they become untreatable.  Since 2014, the Lions of District 2-S3 have screened over 50,000 children in our local communities.
Rotary Supports Lions KidSight Project Denis Pepin 2018-12-11 06:00:00Z 0

Ron Garland, A Scouting Hero

Posted by Denis Pepin on Dec 02, 2018
On November 30th, 2018, Georgetown Rotary Club Member Barbara Garland presented her husband Ron with a special acknowledgement from the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians.
He received the Cliff Dochterman Community Service Award.  It is offered in recognition of the many contributions Ron has made to the furtherance of the ideals of "Service Above Self"  and exemplifying the principles of the "Four-Way Test" in our community and Club.  We congratulate Ron on behalf of all those who value the principles of Rotary and Scouting and all of whom are working together in strengthening the relationship between Rotary and Scouting.
Ron Garland, A Scouting Hero Denis Pepin 2018-12-02 06:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build #44...A Special Need

Posted by Denis Pepin on Nov 07, 2018
On November 3rd, 2018, in the midst of frenzied activity to set up the Georgetown Rotary Field of Honor, a small group of Rotarians and friends travelled to rural Granger to complete a special build for the uncle of Myra Page.  The build took over five hours and George Lourigan, Larry Baird, Henry Yu and Denis Pepin were ably assisted by Myra and relatives John Valenta and Freddie Camp.
Rudy Bohac is eighty-four years old and is wheelchair bound.  His desire to regain his independence had him spend the last year in a nursing home, improving his health.  This ramp will allow him to return home.  Because of his failing health, he will be visited daily by Home Health workers.
This is the forty-fourth ramp build by the Georgetown Rotary Club, under the auspices of the Texas Ramp Project.
Ramp Build #44...A Special Need Denis Pepin 2018-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

Field of Honor Volunteer Need-To-Know Information
Vicki Jackimiec

Posted on Oct 27, 2018
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The Georgetown Rotary Club’s 2nd annual Field of Honor is upon us! You have either expressed interest or I hope that you will consider volunteering on the field.
The event takes place primarily at San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, Texas from November 3-12, 2018 (behind the Georgetown Rec Center on Austin Ave and Chamber Way). All proceeds from the Field of Honor are allotted to local veteran and first responder non-profits.
For your convenience, click here to find our Field of Honor week-long events line-up. Other than the Patriot’s Ball at the Sheraton on November 10th all events on the field are free.
Dress considerations: Wear layered, casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Field of Honor shirts or anything red/white/blue is encouraged!
  1. Check your calendar for availability and also look at the attached Field of Honor events so you don’t sign up during an event you are attending (Patriot’s Ball, etc.).
  2. Click link: .
  3. Go to date, desired shift, then position. If the position(s) are full please consider other options.
  4. The program will ask for your name, email and phone. Only your name will be visible to others. Your email and phone will show only the organizer (me).
  5. Send me a message or call me on my cell if you have any issues or questions about signing up.
I promise you the Field of Honor is one of the most gratifying volunteering you’ll do. Thank you!
Vicki Jackimiec
Rotary Volunteer Coordinator, Field of Honor 2018
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A Red Badge Day

Posted by Denis Pepin on Oct 20, 2018
It was a special day on October 19th when were able to induct three new members in the Georgetown Rotary Club.  With the addition of Lisa Grant, Amanda Scavo and Miranda Bradley, the club was able to add considerable talent to support our activities.  Actually, before the induction, all three of them became engaged in various club projects.
The new members were inducted by Membership Chair Dave Maserang, along with their sponsors Roger Chappell (Miranda), Georgianne Hewitt (Lisa) and Marissa Austin (Amanda).
A Red Badge Day Denis Pepin 2018-10-20 05:00:00Z 0

A Celebration of Excellence

Posted by Denis Pepin on Oct 20, 2018
For over 35 years, the Georgetown Rotary Club has recognized the high academic achievement of Georgetown ISD graduating seniors.  On October 19th, we again honored the top five (5) percent (by GPA) of the 2018-2019 group.  These students represent the "best of the best" from East View High School, Georgetown High School and Richarte High School.
While demonstrating high scholastic achievement, these students are also involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  They might involve sports, band, academic clubs and scouting.  Many of these students are also members of various civic organizations, clubs and church groups  as well as holding down part-time jobs.
This program represents the continuing commitment by the Georgetown Rotary Club to support youth education in our community. 
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Georgetown Rotary 43rd Ramp Build

Posted by Denis Pepin on Oct 14, 2018
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On October 13th, volunteers from our Georgetown Rotary Club visited Leander, Texas to build its 43rd ramp.  Mrs. Ellen Munroe was the beneficiary of this new build.  She recently lost her husband who had the specific need but the club agreed to proceed with the project as Mrs. Munroe has the continuing need for such a ramp.  She asked us to thank all of those involved in the build.
The Club was ably assisted by members and parents of the Interact Clubs from Forbes Middle School and the Benold Middle School.  This was the second build for a number of the students and they are becoming skilled at many of the aspects of ramp building.  The Club thanks them for their participation.
The Club has been working with the Texas Ramp Project for a number of years, providing ramps for those with special needs disabilities.
#serviceaboveself #1districtstrong
Georgetown Rotary 43rd Ramp Build Denis Pepin 2018-10-14 05:00:00Z 0

Field of Honor Reminders

Posted by Jeanne McClellan on Oct 11, 2018
Reserve your seats for the Rotary Multi-Club Luncheon
Forms will be on the tables at the meeting Friday, fill out and turn in to Carol to reserve your seats.
The luncheon will be held Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:30 – 1:30 pm
At the San Gabriel Park Activity Field Event Tent on Chamber Way
Seating is limited, first come, first served.
Field of Honor Program Ad sales are available!
You can print, fill out and give to Allison McKee
at Rotary this Friday or you can order your ad on line at
Allison will be at a table Friday to help you order your ad and to answer any questions you may have.
Reserve your table and order your flag today!
The  Field of Honor Nov 3rd  -  Nov 12th  
and Patriots Ball, Nov 10th,  are right around the corner! 
to order your flag and reserve your Patriots Ball table.
Rotarians will be in place this Friday to assist you with your order
Field of Honor Reminders Jeanne McClellan 2018-10-11 05:00:00Z 0
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Georgetown Rotary Club Weekly Meeting - October 5, 2018 Henry Yu 2018-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Group Youth Exchange

Posted by Danny Swafford
Australian Students will arrive in Texas December 2018 and visit through January 2019
Please see Danny Swafford and the Trumpet for more details – 4 host families are needed! 
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Field of Honor Program Ad sales are available! Jeanne McClellan 2018-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. Gonzalo Garza Honored

Posted by Denis Pepin on Oct 01, 2018
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On October 13th, 2018, our own Rotarian Dr. Gonzalo Garza will be awarded the Congressional Veterans Commendation for his exemplary military and community service throughout his lifetime.  He will be honored at Texas A&M in Killeen, along with a handful of other recipients of this prestigious award.
After serving tours of duty in both WWII and the Korean war, and receiving the Bronze Star and Purple Heart among many military awards, he went on to complete his schooling and pursued a career in education.  He served as Superintendent in many Texas School Districts, and retired in 1992 from the Austin ISD.  His tireless efforts to work with programs that aided Hispanic and African-American children to "rise above" earned him many accolades. He was recognized by the Austin ISD by naming The Gonzalo Garza  Independence High School in his honor.  In 2018, the Austin ISD awarded him the first Hispanic Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be given in his name every year henceforth.
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Georgetown Rotary Weekly Meeting - Sept 28 2018 Henry Yu 2018-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

DG Chapman Visits Georgetown Rotary

Posted by Denis Pepin on Sep 15, 2018
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On September 14, 2018, District Governor Jerry Chapman visited our club as part of his journey to the clubs of District 5870 #1DistrictStrong.  He delivered an inspiring message, one aimed at reminding us as to why we belong to this global organization dedicated to Service Above Self.  He was particularly outspoken about his special connection to our Polio Plus campaign and the value of our contributions to the Paul Harris Foundation.
Member engagement (sometimes extending to non-members) was a key element of his delivery.  It is important that we all take the responsibility of ensuring that our new members become immediately immersed in club activities.  He became fully engaged when he inducted the newest member of our club, Janelle McNeill.
Finally, he asked us to "save the date" for the special visit of our International President Barry Rassin, on February 2, 2019...His "Be the Inspiration" theme for our Rotary year should remind us all of our commitment to the Rotary organization.  #georgetownrotary 
DG Chapman Visits Georgetown Rotary Denis Pepin 2018-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Rotary Club Weekly Meeting - Sept 14 2018 Henry Yu 2018-09-14 05:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build 09/08/2018

Posted on Sep 08, 2018
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We had a great ramp build Saturday, Sept 8, in Pflugerville.
Volunteers from our Rotary Club included:
Larry Baird
Stuart Garner,
Denis Pepin
George Lourigan
Cris Cash
Henry Yu
Julian Grant
Darrick McGill
Glenn Beck
Myra Page
We also had 14 students from the Forbes Interact Club and 2 students from the Benold Interact Club volunteer to help.
Many parents were there to supervise as well.
Ramp Build 09/08/2018 Bryan Jamison 2018-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
Police Chief Nero served up some great pie at RotaryPolice Chief Nero served up some great pie at Rotary Henry Yu 2018-09-07 05:00:00Z 0

Korin Hardt Honored

Posted by Denis Pepin on Sep 07, 2018
On August 31st, the Rotary Club of Georgetown honored Korin Hardt with a Paul Harris Fellow.
Korin is a grade 6 science teacher at Forbes Middle School and provides the leadership for a very successful Interact Club at the school.  At a time when we did not have someone to head up this endeavor, Korin stepped up and she now is the leader of forty (40) members.
This Interact  club is very active, having done everything from planting trees and building ramps to running coat and canned food drives.  Volunteering at  the animal shelter and making cat toys for shelter inhabitants is also part of their activities.
In bestowing this Paul Harris Fellow, we recognize the special efforts made by Korin in bringing new vitality and energy to this club.
Korin Hardt Honored Denis Pepin 2018-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Georgetown Rotary Club Weekly Meeting - Aug 31 2018 Henry Yu 2018-08-31 05:00:00Z 0

Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick Donation

Posted by Denis Pepin on Aug 21, 2018
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On August 17, 2018, the Rotary Club of Georgetown was the recipient of a check for $50,000 from the Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick dealership.  They are a proud sponsor of many school programs, community events and non-profit organizations around Central Texas. This donation continues their gracious support of the many charitable activities undertaken by the Georgetown Rotary Club.


Over many years, the club has received in excess of $150,000, including this recent donation.  These funds are used to support the Rotary Clubs local youth, education, veteran and first responder programs along with supporting international service activities.


In addition, this donation will assist in funding special events like Field of Honor, Patriots Ball and the annual Golf Invitational.

Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick Donation Denis Pepin 2018-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jul 17, 2018
The latest build for our club #gtxrotary was a little different!  On July 14th and after a long drive literally into the boondocks of Coupland, TX (encountering fields of burros and cattle accompanied by cattle egrets), we first had to demolish an old ramp (Cris Cash has the wasp stings to attest to that activity) and then build the new ramp.  George brought a trailer onto which we loaded the debris from the old ramp.
Due to the length of the "demo" and reconstruction, we were only able to complete the ramp without the handrails.  Another crew is scheduled to complete that activity this week.
Attendees were our intrepid leader George Lourigan, Cris Cash, Dave Kellerman, Stuart Garner, Denis Pepin and Amber Kurkowski and her family, husband Chuck and their ever helpful girls (Norma and Beverly, I think).
This was our 41st build under the auspices of the Texas Ramp Project.
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Volunteer Recognition

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jul 13, 2018
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At our regular meeting on July 13th, Gary Zreet was pleased to recognize two of the many volunteers that support local programs for disadvantaged youth in our community.  Our club contributions to the ScoutReach/STEM activities enable these children to receive leadership training that would otherwise not be available to them.  Picture here are Veronica Vastion and Bill Stanley, along with Gary.
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Copperas Ramp Build - Part 2

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jul 13, 2018
On July 7th, an intrepid gang of trainer/mentors from our Rotary Club #gtxrotary again traveled to Copperas Cove to assist their local Rotary Club in building their second ramp.  A significant change to the original design was needed to ensure that the ramp incline was compliant...the original design would have created too steep of a ramp.  A special threshold was also built to accommodate the ease of moving a wheelchair out the front door.
Club members in attendance were Larry Baird, George Lourigan, Cris Cash, Bill Conner, Mike Sweeney and Denis Pepin.  This project was in addition to the forty ramps that our Georgetown Club has built under the auspices of the Texas Ramp Project!
Copperas Ramp Build - Part 2 Denis Pepin 2018-07-13 05:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build 07/07/2018

Posted by Larry Baird on Jul 07, 2018
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Several of our Georgetown Rotary members accompanied the Copperas Cove Rotary club in the construction of a handicapped ramp for Mrs Rosa Travis in Copperas Cove on July 8.  The purpose of this build was to train the CC Rotary  club in the techniques of building a ramp for The Texas Ramp Project.  The CC Rotary Club has expressed an interest in forming a Texas Ramp Build team for Coryell  county. 
Those Georgetown Rotary members participating included Cris Cash, Bill Connor, Denis Pepin, George Lourigan, Mike Sweeney and Larry Baird. 
Fun was had by all as members of both clubs worked together and enjoyed the fellowship. 
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RYLA in the Rough

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jul 04, 2018
On July 2nd, a team of #gtxrotary members travelled to the RYLA camp in Bastrop to prepare and serve dinner to the student attendees and counselors.  Fajitas (and fixings) and red velvet cake was enjoyed by all!
This weeklong event is to help prepare young people for leadership roles in the future.  The attendees are selected from schools around our district and are sponsored by our Rotary clubs #district1strong.
The Rotarians in attendance were Larry Bingham (Grill Master), Karron Wilson, Vanessa Red, Myra Page, Jeanette Herrington, Wilson Morris, Dave Fendrick and Denis Pepin.
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Changing of the Guard

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jul 01, 2018
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In the annual rite of passage, on June 29th, the #georgetownrotary witnessed the induction of the new officers, directors and committee chairs for the Rotary year commencing July 1st.  After the gavel was passed by President Cris Cash, incoming President Karron Wilson presented the new group with appropriate name and position badges.
Our now Past President Cris Cash was roundly applauded for his contribution in the past year and was presented with a gavel plaque to recognize his commitment to our club.
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Ramp Aid for Copperas Cove

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jun 25, 2018
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On June 16th, three members of our Georgetown Rotary Club travelled to Copperas Cove to assist the local Rotary Club in building their first ramp, under the auspices of the Texas Ramp Project. George Lourigan, Dave Kellerman and Denis Pepin provided training for the members of the local club in attendance.  Additional guidance was offered by an executive from the Texas Ramp Project.

The Copperas Club has several Ramp builds planned for the future and our Georgetown Club will offer additional training assistance at their next build on July 7th.
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Georgetown Rotary 40th Ramp Build

Posted by Denis Pepin on Jun 04, 2018
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On Saturday June 2nd, the Georgetown Rotary Ramp Build team constructed a ramp for Mr. Magdaleno Serrato of Liberty Hill.  Mr. Serrato, who is elderly had a heart attack and stroke and is currently dealing with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia.  Most recently, he fell and broke his hip.  It will require him to use a wheel chair for an indefinite period of time.  The ramp built will enable Mr. Serrato to safely leave his home as well provide a small deck that will allow him to safely enjoy the comfort of the outdoors.
This is the 40th handicapped ramp  the Georgetown Rotary Build team has constructed for the Texas Ramp project.  This event was part of a Ramp Build Blitz that saw seventeen (17) ramps built by various organizations in a five (5) county area on June 2, 2018.
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Golf Tournament...Revisited!

Posted by Bryan Jamison on May 30, 2018
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We have received a lot of requests to put the wonderful slideshow from our recent golf tournament up for everyone's viewing pleasure, so here you go...
Golf Tournament...Revisited! Bryan Jamison 2018-05-30 05:00:00Z 0


Posted by Denis Pepin on May 26, 2018
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On June 25th, the Rotary Club of Georgetown was pleased to host the Executive Director of PACT (Partners Against Child Trafficking) and an amazing Student Ambassador, Sophie Buechler.  Their critical message was to create an awareness of the massive nature of a criminal issue in our trafficking!  Sophie provided a viewpoint from a thirteen year old perspective, learned from diligent research into the depth of the problem.
She disclosed that Texas is number two in the nation (involving almost 80,000 children), a shocking glimpse into the stark reality and pervasiveness of the issue.  They provided important information as to how to know the signs of trafficking and how to deal with them.  PACT is a leading authority and advocacy organization that trains our youth and adults to DETECT, DEFEND and DISRUPT the demand in child trafficking.
PACT VISIT Denis Pepin 2018-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary May 2018 Ramp Build

Posted by Myra Page on May 24, 2018
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The Georgetown Rotary Texas Ramp Build Team of 9 members had the opportunity to complete the construction of a 51 ft ramp for Mrs. Ruby Hubbard of Taylor on Saturday May 19. 
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Georgetown Rotary Honors High School Scholars and Teachers

Posted by Denis Pepin on May 04, 2018
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The Georgetown Rotary Club once again has honored scholarship students from East View High School, Georgetown High School and Richarte High School.

Presented annually, the Club offers $20,000 to graduating seniors in scholarship monies. The $1,000 increments are awarded to the Georgetown Independent School District graduating seniors of East View High School, Georgetown High School and Richarte High School, based on application review and selection by a Rotary Committee.
Georgetown Rotary Honors High School Scholars and Teachers Denis Pepin 2018-05-04 05:00:00Z 0

Public Image Visit

Posted by Denis Pepin on May 01, 2018
In a long overdue visit, Patrick Harrison and Amber Scarborough from our #1DistrictStrong Public Image Team joined us for our #GeorgetownRotary April 27th meeting and provided an overview of the significant elements of club public relations.  They covered topics from Rotary branding to "Why Rotary" and some actual pointers on dealing with FaceBook.  The presentation was a "snippet" of the extended Public Image training sessions they offer during the year, sessions that are open to all members and that have value at the club level and outside the club for member businesses. 
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Presenting the Field of Honor checks

Posted by Jeanne McClellan on Apr 20, 2018
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Presenting the Field of Honor checks to the Georgetown Texas Fire Department and Police Department - Georgetown, Texas! Georgetown is so blessed to have great heroes that help keep us safe! We appreciate all that you do for Georgetown. #gtxfieldofhonor #georgetown #hero #thankyou #policedepartment #firedepartment
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Tuff Shed Beware

Posted by Denis Pepin on Mar 18, 2018
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In a departure from its normal ramp building activities, members of the Georgetown Rotary Club met in Bartlett, TX on March 18, 2018 to build a special clothes donation drop box for a local charity. The “shed” will accommodate the receipt of clothing meant for distribution to needy area residents by the Clothes Closet.
Members attending were Myra Page, Cris Cash, Larry Baird, Glenn Beck, Larry Bingham, Stuart Garner, Henry Yu, Ron Garland and Denis Pepin.  We were also joined by Doug Love, a team member from Texas Ramps.  We were graciously greeted by Joyce and daughter Becky who manage the Clothes Closet.
Tuff Shed Beware Denis Pepin 2018-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

Arbor Day Tree Planting Project

Posted by Denise White on Mar 02, 2018
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Mission challenge:  RI President Ian Riseley challenged each Rotarian in each district WORLDWIDE to plant one tree for each member during this Rotary year. For the Georgetown Rotary, that challenge would be at least 127 trees. 
As expected, our club rose to the challenge and well exceeded expectations – in fact, we have nearly doubled that so far!  With help from the Sunrise Club, Rotaract, Interact and American Heritage Girls the Georgetown Rotary club has thus far been able to plant trees at Berry Springs Park and Preserve, Southwestern University, 3 Williamson County schools and various businesses and homes throughout the county. 
As of February 20th our club has planted or pledged to plant over 240 trees with a value of over $6,000 (tree average price of $26.00 for 4-8 foot trees)!  Our first group planting was completed on the 10th at Berry Springs Park and Preserve. Over 36 volunteers of all ages withstood the near freezing temperatures to plant 27 trees in conjunction with the Preserves conservation development plan.  
We will have more group plantings to be announced and would encourage anyone interested in participating to contact our Arbor Day Coordinator, Denise White to be placed on our volunteer list.
Arbor Day Tree Planting Project Denise White 2018-03-02 06:00:00Z 0

Happy 56th Birthday!

Posted on Feb 28, 2018

Happy 56th Birthday to the Rotary Club of Georgetown - founded 02/28/1962!

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What is EAFK? Rob Dyer 2018-02-27 06:00:00Z 0

Georgetown Rotary In Action!

Posted on Jan 27, 2018
It was January 27th, 2018, on a dank and misty morning, when a band of intrepid warriors from the Georgetown Rotary Club emerged from the fog to complete their thirty-eighth ramp build in Jarrell, TX. 
Under the guidance of George Lourigan and Larry Baird, the group included  veterans Bill Connor, Jim Deuser, Stuart Garner, Dan Bradley, Cris Cash and almost fully trained Denis Pepin and newbie Henry Yu.

These ramps accommodate the special needs of people that would otherwise be confined to their homes.

This club initiative is part of the Texas Ramp Project, an effort that has built in excess of two hundred ramps, ably coordinated by Larry Baird.  Our club is committed to the regular monthly construction of such ramps.
Georgetown Rotary In Action!  Denis Pepin 2018-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
Embree Construction Donation 2017-09-15 05:00:00Z 0
David McClure of Killeen AMVETS donating to our Field of Honor even 2017-09-08 05:00:00Z 0
David Kellerman Becomes New President 2015-07-23 05:00:00Z 0

5/8/15 Ramp Build

Last week, on 5/8/15, we completed two small threshold ramps on a house in the Sun City area.
Members present include:
Hector and Alejandra Martinez
Cris Cash
Bill Connor
Larry Baird
Paul Nehrbass and his daughter Ari (new member)
Ron Garland
Steve Shaw (new member)
Tom Burlew and his daug
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Donation to The Caring Place

Posted by Adam Levy on Feb 09, 2015
The Rotary Club of Georgetown donates $5,000 to the Caring Place
 The Rotary Club of Georgetown is excited to announce the donation of $5,000 to the Caring Place for the purchase of a walk-in refrigerator.
Through its Food Pantry program, The Caring Place provides a seven day supply of emergency food to eligible individuals and families (about 30 lbs. of food per person) once a month.  This supply of food, until recently, has primarily been composed of a variety non-perishable food items.  However, over the past year, the need to store perishable items has become an increasing critical need of The Caring Place.  Not only have fresh food donations from community gardens increased, but through a new partnership with the Georgetown Walmart, The Caring Place receives large quantities of perishable items twice a week.  Through the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s donation, the new walk-in refrigerator will allow The Caring Place to store these fresh produce and other perishable items so that more individuals and families have access to these items that are part of a healthy diet
In 2014, The Caring Place distributed 501,720 pounds of food to 16,724 individuals through its Food Pantry program, a 30% increase from the previous year. The Caring Place expects the number of people they serve through the program to continue to grow in 2015.  The walk-in refrigerator will have a significant impact on The Caring Place’s ability to serve those in need.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.
Front row L to R: Larry Baird - Rotary Club and Board of Director The Caring Place, Alicea Jones – Communication Director The Caring Place; Ginna O’Connor – Executive Director The Caring Place
Back row L to R: Brad Curlee - President Rotary Club, Cris Cash – Director Service Projects Rotary Club, Stuart Garner – Chairman International Services Rotary Club
Donation to The Caring Place Adam Levy 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z 0

Ramp Build #17

Posted by Adam Levy on Sep 23, 2014
Ramp Build #17
212 Robinson
Taylor Texas
12 members helped remove old ramp and build a new one.
Wilson Morris, Bill Connor, Adam Levy, Ken Poteete, Larry Baird, Rick Kennon, Jeff Baker, Ron Swain, Phil Johnson, Glen Beck, George Lourigan and Myra Page. 
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Fore sure - The Golf Tournament is six Friday’s away!

Posted by James Curlee on Jul 31, 2014

Fore sure    The Golf Tournament is six Friday’s away.  Have you signed up to play?  Have your friends signed up to play?  Do you have a friend or business owner that could sponsor or provide an auction item?

Fore sure - The Golf Tournament is six Friday’s away! James Curlee 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0

Bi-District Reunion - Sign up for our 30 th Annual Bi-District Reunion!

Posted by James Curlee on Jul 28, 2014

Bi-District Reunion - Sign up for our 30 th Annual Bi-District Reunion on September 19-21 in San Marcos, the annual gathering with Rotarians from our District and our friends in Mexico.  Register now on the Rotary District 5870 website.  Nos vemos en San Marcos!

Bi-District Reunion - Sign up for our 30 th Annual Bi-District Reunion! James Curlee 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0
June and July Ramp Builds Big Successes! Adam Levy 2014-07-16 19:06:58Z 0

Tim Harris Honored on the Rotary District Roll of Fame

Posted by Gene Davenport on May 16, 2014
Tim Harris was inducted into the District 5870 Roll of Fame recently. He 

becomes only the 13th member from our club to receive this honor.

The District 5870 Roll of Fame was formally established by Continuing 

Resolution Number 6 promulgated during the District’s 1957-1958 Rotary 

year and most recently amended in 2005. Induction into the Roll of Fame 

is the highest award conferred by District 5870 and is intended to recognize 

those Rotarians who have distinguished themselves by outstanding service to 

their clubs, communities, and District 5870.

Each honoree must be nominated by the President of his or her Club, be 

supported by a completed Nomination Form setting forth the nominee’s 

contributions to the furtherance of Rotary, its principles, and its programs, 

and each nominee must meet, at a minimum, the criteria for selection to 

membership in the Roll of Fame set forth in District 5870’s Continuing 

Resolution # 6, as amended in 2005.
Tim Harris Honored on the Rotary District Roll of Fame Gene Davenport 2014-05-17 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ramp Build #12 March 1

Posted by Myra Page on Feb 28, 2014

Georgetown Rotary Ramp Build #12

March 1, 2014

139 Mustang Creek N Loop

Hutto, TX 78634

Freddie Mitchell


Man hours: 31.5

Plus 4 people on Monday March 3 to rebuild steps (not sure of the hrs)


Participants: Bill Connor, Larry Baird, Dennis Garvey, Nelson Stubblefield, Phil Johnson, George Lourigan, Ron Garland, Glenn Beck, Jonathan Lourigan, Myra Page, Catherine Nash, Rodney and Andrea Morales, Darrick McGill, and Kevin Kelly

Rotary Ramp Build #12 March 1 Myra Page 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0

Georgetown Rotary Ramp Build #11

Posted by Myra Page on Jan 31, 2014

Georgetown Rotary Ramp Build #11

February 1, 2014

155 Peaceful Valley road

Liberty Hill, TX


We replaced the decking on an existing 3 year old ramp

Man Hours: 17.25


Participants: Bill Connor, George Lourigan, Robert LeCour, Rodney and Andrea Morales, Stuart Garner, Cris Cash, Nelson Stubblefield and Myra Page

Georgetown Rotary Ramp Build #11 Myra Page 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ramp Build #10 - Lots of hands made easy work - 17 people helped Myra Page 2014-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ramp Build #9 - Dedication In Sub-Freezing Temperatures Myra Page 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

Honoring One of Our Fellow Rotarian Veterans

Posted by James Davidson on Oct 31, 2013
A special celebration recently took place for WWII Veterans in Washington DC. To our surprise and joy, one of our members James Davidson was in attendance along with other WWII veterans.


Honoring One of Our Fellow Rotarian Veterans James Davidson 2013-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Congressman John Carter addresses the Georgetown Rotary Club Bryan Jamison 2013-06-21 00:00:00Z 0

Benefactor Accomplishments

Posted by Bryan Jamison on May 29, 2013
Congratulation for another record accomplishment. 72 new Benefactors so far this year which is unprecedented!! Leadership 101 “what gets done is what leaders pay attention to.” And it’s most obvious that you are paying attention to everything.
RC of Georgetown has 19 new Benefactors and Lakeway/Lake Travis has 20. And the Killeen Evening Club as earned the very rare distinction of 100% Benefactor Club! And more than 1/3 of our clubs have made a commitment to the Permanent Fund since July.

Would also like to recognize David Hall, Rotary International Major Gifts Officer who also serves as our District’s Permanent Fund Chair. With his help and the support of so many very generous Rotarians in the District our commitment so far this year to The Rotary Foundation’s Permanent Fund exceeds $600,000!! . Fantastic Job, and a very special thank you to all of our Benefactors, Bequest Society Members and Permanent Fund Cash Donors, because the Permanent Fund is the guarantee for The Foundation’s future.

Becoming a Benefactor is very easy, just click on the link below, complete the simple form, click submit and it’s done!!

Again Congratulations.and thank you all securing the future of The Rotary Foundation.

Aloha Nui Loa,
Ricky E. Price
Rotary District 5870
Governor 2012-2013

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Posted by Bryan Jamison on May 21, 2013
Dear President, AG’s, Foundation Chairs, Rotarians,
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’ve MADE IT HAPPEN!! We’ve officially exceeded our Goal!! Very happy to report that you have excelled yet again. At the beginning of the year each of you established your club’s goal for giving to The Rotary Foundations’s Annual Program Fund, and the total of all goals was $371,514!! Total giving so far this year for our 64 clubs stands at 380,463.81! WOW!! Great JOB.. I know many of you will be submitting more before the end of the Rotary Year, and that is fantastic!! We’re still two weeks out from the Conference of Rotary Clubs and I believe we can hit the $400,000 mark to announce at the Conference!! What an accomplishment!! Thank you all for your leadership and all Rotarians for their tremendous support of our Rotary Foundation!!
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Ricky E. Price
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’ve MADE IT HAPPEN!! Bryan Jamison 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0

Our Partner in Rotary Helps the West Victims

Posted by Bryan Jamison on May 06, 2013
On behalf of Rotary Club of Ciudad Victoria
Posted by Pam Blankenzee on May 07, 2013

Dear Governor Ricky Price:
This donation of USD$200 was made on behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico (District 4130). We are sister club of the R.C. of Georgetown, TX, and have had a long and fruitful relationship of friendship anf Matching Grants in both sides of the border with them.
We hope this donation help some people in West, TX, as we know that rotarians multiply the money in many ways.
Greetings from our President Felipe Rodríguez, and all the members of the Club.
Best regards!
Víctor M. González Salum
Treasurer, RC of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico

Our Partner in Rotary Helps the West Victims Bryan Jamison 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z 0

Auction Update

Posted by Barbara Garland on Mar 11, 2013
Auction Update 
Your auction committee is hard at work to make this year's auction a great one, but in order for the auction to be successful, we need your help too. If each member would do the following three things, we can have the best auction ever. 

1.     Sign up to purchase two bottles of wine. Sign-ups will be on the tables on Friday. Or you can bring a bottle of Bogle Cabernet, and a bottle of Bogle Chardonnay. If all our wine is donated, we can save on expenses, and more money will be available for our projects.

2.     Buy an ad in the catalog to showcase your business. A business card ad is $25; a half-page ad is $50; and a full page ad is $100. At these prices, you get a real bargain. A form will be on the tables on Friday.

3.     Procure an item for the auction. Many of you have vendors, friends, and contacts who would be glad to donate an item. Please ask. No one will donate if they are not asked. Donate something yourself. Several members have purchased items or have offered dinners or services that will be great items for the auction. Procurement forms will be on your table on Friday. To date, we have 38 items, not nearly enough to raise our goal. Please check the posters hanging by the kitchen door for updates on procured items.

Congratulations to the club for purchasing all 40 tables by March 1. If you have purchased a table, please e-mail your attendees as soon as possible to Barbara Garland, If you are having trouble filling your table, let Barbara know, so she can give you names from the waiting list. If you did not get a table and need a seat, please let Barbara know so you can get on the waiting list.

Thanks for your help,

Your Auction Committee


Auction Update Barbara Garland 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z 0

Auction Sales Off to a Great Start

Posted by Barbara Garland on Feb 14, 2013
Auction Sales Off to a Great Start 
Reserved table sales are off to a great start with 31 tables reserved. A big thanks to purchasers Jim Albers, Gary Anderson/Kevin Hull, Larry Baird/Ron Barrick, Jeff Baker, Nelson Barrett, Partners in Education, Bob Brent, Howard Burt, Brad Curlee, Gene Davenport, Rob Dyer, Ron Garland, Gonzalo Garza, Texas Disposal Systems, Don Hewlett Chevrolet & Buick (2), Michael Holmes, Jenn Hughes, David Kellerman, Robert LeCour, Todd Miller, Randy Mongold, Extraco Banks, Wilson Morris, Kevin Pitts, Janet Ritter, Round Rock Express, Rotary District 5870, Ron Swain, Laura Tilrico, and Karron Wilson. If you raised your hand on last week, and do not see your name, please contact Gene Davenport ASAP.
Space in the Community Center limits the number of tables available to 40. If you want a table please contact Gene as soon as possible, as they are going quickly. It is possible to share a table purchase. It will be helpful for one person to be billed for the table, and then collect from the folks who are sharing the purchase. Table sales are final.

Please check the posters hanging by the kitchen door for updates on procured items and table sales. 
Auction Sales Off to a Great Start Barbara Garland 2013-02-15 00:00:00Z 0

Chisholm Trails Day

Posted by Gene Davenport on Oct 14, 2012



Club members are encouraged to support the Chisholm Trails Day event on Saturday, October 20 by purchasing tickets to the community bbq on Saturday night and/or volunteering to assist with the activities of the day at San Gabriel Park. We need 8-10 persons to volunteer a couple of hours helping with the children's horse shoe pits or the lasso event.


Please contact Gene Davenport or Wilson Morris regarding ticket purchases ($10) or volunteering to get a specific time. Act now! Thanks.


FYI: This event is a community collaborative involving The Williamson Museum, The Georgetown Project, 3 Rotary Clubs, 2 Lions Clubs, 3 Kiwanis Clubs, Sertoma, and Optimist Club. Profits will be distributed to the Museum, The NEST, CASA, and Head Start.


Gene E. Davenport, Ed. D.
Rotary Club of Georgetown
PDG--Rotary District 5870
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Video about Rotary Bryan Jamison 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0

RYLA Changes Lives

Posted by Danny Swafford on Jul 06, 2012

From: jennifer cameron
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2012 9:31 AM
To: Danny Swafford
Subject: Re: RYLA Checking IN!



Just a quick note to express my appreciation for the RYLA son came home changed with an air of confidence and engagement .....the enthusiasm as he told me of the program and how its changed him and the bonds he made during the week. Then his posting on Facebook about a phenomenal experience he had made me cry.  What a life changing opportunity.   Thank you and thanks to the Rotary club for making this experience possible for my son.

Jennifer Cameron

RYLA Changes Lives Danny Swafford 2012-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

The Family of Rotary

Posted by Ashley Brinkoeter on Jun 21, 2012


As we near the end of this Rotary year, it is time to look back and review the year as we see it. All of us should be pleased with the accomplishments.

Our clubs added EarlyAct First Knight programs in a number of schools in our District, and chartered new Interact clubs. During this year, our District received first ever (in our district) Public Relations grant and we had a successful media campaign. We had a district-wide blood and organ donation drive and hopefully these will continue during the coming years. We implemented a Rotary leadership development program, and completed a strategic plan.

The clubs and the Rotarians around the District showed our commitment to the mission of the Rotary Foundation - doing good in the world. Every club in the District set a goal for Annual Programs Fund (APF) and every club has contributed to APF, first time in our District. Our clubs set a new record for District Assistance Program (DAP) grants at approximately $41,000 towards community service projects valued in excess of $80,000. We reached a new high for contributing the District Designated Fund (DDF) greater than $124,000 towards international humanitarian grants resulting in total grants of $657,000.

The Rotary International President, Kalyan Banerjee, visited our Foundation banquet in February and gave a very inspiring speech. It was a memorable event and was well attended.

The best part of the year for Brigitte and me was visiting the clubs around the District. We are proud of our clubs and their commitment to Rotary core values and helping less fortunate in the world. We want to thank each and every one of our clubs for their hospitality and their affection. We have made many new friends and we will cherish the friendships forever.

The Family of Rotary Ashley Brinkoeter 2012-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Georgetown donates to Shelter Box USA James Curlee 2012-06-14 00:00:00Z 0

Texas Ramp Project Report

Posted by Select Member on Jun 01, 2012

The ramp build sponsored by Texas Ramp Project as a step toward expanded service to needs in Williamson County

took place last weekend on Saturday, June

2nd, with the help of a great “hands on” team.

Eight of our members teamed to build a wheel

chair ramp for a person heretofore confined to

her home. Thanks to members Larry Baird,

Larry Bingham, Cris Cash Bill Connors,

Gene Davenport, Myra Page, Ken Poteete,

and Erich Prinz the ramp was created and

assembled in 1/2 day. This “Service Above

Self” project will help an elderly grandmother

enjoy an enhanced quality of life. Thanks

guys, and gal. Your community service is

appreciated. Consideration is being given

to an on going relationship with the Texas

Ramp Project in Williamson County. If you

have interest in projects like this, please let

it be known.

Texas Ramp Project Report Select Member 2012-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in Action

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Jun 01, 2012

Saturday, June 2, found seven Rotarians at a Work Day for WC4C (Williamson County Community Coordinated

Child Care), working on the new Playground. Our Rotary Club has helped to fund this great project.

Billy Ray Stubblefield, Gary Zreet, Stuart Garner, Ryan Eckert, Ed Trice, Mark Dietz, and Ron Garland used hammers,

wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, paint brushes and rollers, and muscle, to build fence, paint sandboxes, paint tables, dig

irrigation trenches, move dirt and mulch, and more. Congrats to these Rotarians. We were joined by members of the

Evening Lions Club and other volunteers for a total of 18 valuable helpers.

Rotarians in Action Bryan Jamison 2012-06-02 00:00:00Z 0

Two club members recognized at the District 5870 Conference

Posted by Bryan Jamison on May 24, 2012

Two of our own were recognized last weekend at the District 5870 Conference for their outstanding service and commitment to Rotary.

Ron Garland was selected to the 2012 D5870 Roll of Fame and George Lourigan received the Foundation Service Award.

Induction into the Roll of Fame is the highest award conferred by District 5870 and is intended to recognize those Rotarians who have distinguished themselves by outstanding service to their clubs, communities, and District 5870. The qualifications include having been a Rotarian in one (1) or more clubs for five (5) years; serving as an officer or director; maintaining an 80% or better attendance record; attendance at one or more Rotary clubs other than the club of the honoree; attendance at not less than two District Conferences and not less than two District Assemblies; chaired or served on more than one committee or subcommittee in more than one (1) of the four avenues of service; and above all else, outstanding service to Rotary.

The Foundation Service Award is a Rotary International award given by the District Governor for service above self rendered in promoting donor support for the RI Foundation and like support for Foundation programs funded by the Foundation. The Governor also looks at service rendered at the District level in terms of supporting Foundation training and the Foundation Banquet.

Congratulations to both Ron and George for their awards! Thank you both for your hard work and support of Rotary.


Two club members recognized at the District 5870 Conference Bryan Jamison 2012-05-25 00:00:00Z 0

Service organization celebrates 50 years in community

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Mar 15, 2012
Rotary Club of Georgetown

Courtesy Rotary Club of Georgeto

Brookwood in Georgetown citizens and lead teacher Connie Preston (back left) accept a $3,800 District Assistance Project grant in 2011 from the Rotary Club. The money was used to buy a production kiln for the group’s pottery enterprise.

Service organization celebrates 50 years in community Bryan Jamison 2012-03-16 00:00:00Z 0

50th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off

Posted by Gene Davenport on Mar 04, 2012

                                                  50th Anniversary Celebration

Much planning is being done for the April 20 celebration of our 50th year anniversary. Members, please look at your calendars now and determine if you will be able to be present on that day during our extended regular meeting (12:00-1:30 p.m.). We will need to for you to register no later than April 1, and we also need to know if you wish to bring a guest. Why register for a regular meeting, you are thinking!! Here's why. We will be limited to space for 192 persons on this day. There are appx 60 invited special/honored guests that could be present that day. Thus, if all of our members (appx 115) attend, there will be limited seating for member guests. So, we need to start counting heads ('_'). It is our hope that everyone who can be in attendance will be present for this grand occasion. You will be asked to start signing up soon.

As you plan, you are reminded that we will have an extra special buffet luncheon menu created by Alycia and Larry Bingham. The board has approved a $15 charge for this meal (an added $5 for members over the usual $10) for any guests that you might bring on this date. Rumor has it that the meal will be Medallions of Beef with Shrimp en Brochette.

What a great time we can have at the Auction on April 13 and this Celebration on April 20. Please get geared up for attendance at both and let's CELEBRATE 50 years of Service Above Self!! These are occasions that you will not want to miss. Thanks, Gene Davenport

50th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off Gene Davenport 2012-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Comes to Central Texas to say Thanks

Posted by Roland Peña on Feb 10, 2012

Kalyan Banerjee, International President of Rotary International, will be in Austin on February 11, 2012, as the keynote speaker of local District 5870’s annual Foundation Dinner. Banerjee and his wife Binota live in Vapi, Gujarat, India, where he is chair of United Phosphorus, one of the largest manufacturers of agrochemicals in India.

Rotary International President Comes to Central Texas to say Thanks Roland Peña 2012-02-11 00:00:00Z 0

Auction Committee Needs Your Help

Posted by Barbara Garland on Jan 17, 2012


Although it seems far away, the auction on April 13 will be here before you know it.  For the auction to reach its goals, we need each and every member to participate in some way. This year we are trying to sell sponsorships, reserved tables, catalog ads, and Silver Tickets AND we want the best auction items we can find.  Each Rotarian can contribute something – whether buying a reserved table and filling it with friends who will bid, asking your business to become a sponsor, contributing an item or money for an item,  or buying an ad or a Silver Ticket - each one of us can have a part in making the auction a success.  Some of the Grand Auction items still need items to complete them. Check out the auction website by clicking on the 50th Anniversary logo. The website makes it easy to donate an item or buy a ticket or sponsorship. If you have any questions, please call Barbara or Ron Garland, 869-8587.


Auction Committee Needs Your Help Barbara Garland 2012-01-18 00:00:00Z 0

Grand Opening of The Nest, 2308 Old Airport Road, serving GISD high Schools.

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Dec 01, 2011

Grand Opening of The Nest, 2308 Old Airport Road, serving GISD high Schools.

The Rotary Club of Georgetown presented The Georgetown Project with a $35,000 Rotary

Humanitarian Matching Grant, supported by its partner club in Ciudad Victoria, the

capital city of Tamaulipas, Mexico. The funds are to support The Nest, The Georgetown

Project’s newest initiative, an after-school shelter providing supportive services to homeless

teens in 9th - 12th grades attending all three Georgetown ISD high schools. The grant

supports furnishings, computers, supplies and other costs associated with creating this new

and valuable service for youth in our community.

Grand Opening of The Nest, 2308 Old Airport Road, serving GISD high Schools. Bryan Jamison 2011-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Christmas Gifts for the Auction

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Nov 08, 2011

Pick your Christmas Grand Auction team today.

• Larry Bingham – Barbeque Team • Jim Albers- Wine Team •

• Gene Davenport – Hunting Team • Randy Mongold – Camping Team •

While you are focused on the season of giving, don’t forget Rotary and our upcoming auction. We have approximately 115 members, and the objective is for every Rotarian to participate by joining a team and helping to put together a Grand Auction Package. Be creative – work as a team to put together a truly grand package. Team members can give cash to help purchase the grand items or purchase smaller gifts that will make up the bigger package. You can even ask non-Rotarians to help.

Don’t forget that the auction pays for over half of all the projects we are able to do each year – from DAP grants, to international grants, to scholarships for our local seniors. In this season of giving, please give your help to making out 2012 auction the best ever.

Barbara and Ron Garland,

Auction Co-Chairs

Christmas Gifts for the Auction Bryan Jamison 2011-11-09 00:00:00Z 0
Recollections from Nelson Barrett - 50 years of Rotary of Serving & Fun Nelson Barrett 2011-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Memorable Moments 2 - The Highway Cleanup Project Howard Burt 2011-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Memorable Moments 1 - by Bill Stubblefield Billy Stubblefield 2011-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Matching Grant with The Rotary Club Victoria in Tamaulipas, Mexico Laura Tilrico 2011-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Gonzalo Garza (member) honored by University of Texas Bryan Jamison 2011-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Shelter Box Update Brad Curlee 2011-08-26 00:00:00Z 0

ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Aug 04, 2011
We're very excited to announce that the ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download!  Released on May 4, 2011, the ClubRunner Mobile App is your key to connect to your ClubRunner website on the go! Completely, free to download and use, this app will let you do what you need to run your club effectively while you're on the go. Password protected just like your website, the ClubRunner Mobile app is comprised of 3 main modules.You now will have the ability to view your member directory, view the articles posted to your website and locate the nearest club right from your iPhone or iPod, bringing you even closer to being able to connect, collaborate and communicate
To download the app from the App Store, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar. Our mobile app is compatible with all versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch sets that have iOS 3.1 or later.
For more information, please visit:
ClubRunner Mobile App is now available for download! Bryan Jamison 2011-08-05 00:00:00Z 0

50th Anniversary Committee Announced

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Jul 21, 2011

Club President Laura Antoine has approved a committee to coordinate planning for the 50th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Georgetown. Our club was chartered on April 23, 1962, so our celebration will be conducted at the April 20 meeting in 2012. Committee members are Rebecca Burgman, Myra Page, Laura Tilrico, Roland Pena, Billy Ray Stubblefield, and Gene Davenport. Please share celebration ideas with members of this group. Also, please share any historical moments or information with this committee.

50th Anniversary Committee Announced Bryan Jamison 2011-07-22 00:00:00Z 0

Home for the Homeless Matching Grant

Posted by Bryan Jamison on Jul 14, 2011

Update: The current Humanitarian Matching Grant supported by our partner club in Ciudad Victoria amounts to $35,000 and is relegated to the community initiative to provide hope for homeless teens in Georgetown. The funds will be used to support creation of a transition center, recently purchased by The Georgetown Projec--with plans to open on August 22, when school begins. Funds are budgeted as follows:

$12,000 Interim (12 months) funding for facility costs

$6,000 Clothes, supplies, and amenities for appx 75 teens

$2,000 Kitchen utensils, supplies, and basic food/snacks for beginning of project

$2,000 Promotional and recruitment materials

$4,000 Computers and printers for study center

$9,000 Furniture and equipment for kitchen, living areas, study center, etc.

$35,000 Total

update submitted by Gene E. Davenport, Ed.D.

Home for the Homeless Matching Grant Bryan Jamison 2011-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
A Message from Our New President - Laura Antoine Laura Antoine 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0