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Sun City Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Sun City Social Center Ballroom
2 Texas Drive, Building A
Georgetown, TX  78633
United States
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Club Officers & Directors
President
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Secretary
Treasurer
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Strategic Planning Director
Immediate Past President
Membership Director
Special Projects Director
Rotary Foundation Director
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Our regular  TUESDAY  meeting location is the
Sun City Social Center
 (small section of the Ballroom) 
 


Note the following "exceptions" to our regular meeting schedule:



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April 4 - at Cowan Creek Amenity Center (noon)

April 18 - at The Delaney at Georgetown Village (noon)

April 25 - at The Delaney at Georgetown Village (noon)

May 16 - at Cowan Creek Amenity Center (noon)

 


June 6 - at Cowan Creek Amenity Center (noon)

       PRESIDENT'S DAY 

     


 

June 13 - at The Delaney at Georgetown Village (noon)

June 20 - at The Delaney at Georgetown Village (noon)

June 27 - at to-be-determined (to-be-determined)

July 4 - NO MEETING TODAY (Independence Day)

October 3 - at Cowan Creek Amenity Center (noon)

October 17 - at to-be-determined (to-be-determined)

October 24 - at Cowan Creek Amenity Center (noon)

November 7 - at to-be-determined (to-be-determined)

November 14 - at to-be-determined (to-be-determined)

December 5 - at to-be-determined (to-be-determined)

December 12 - at San Gabriel Community Center (???)

December 19 - NO MEETING (Merry Christmas/Happy New Year)

December 26 - NO MEETING (Merry Christmas/Happy New Year)

 


 
Home Page News

March:  LITERACY Month

 

Combating illiteracy has been a major focus of Rotary International since 1986 – and for good reason. UNESCO estimates that despite rising literacy rates for youth and adults, there are over 800 million illiterate adults in the world and about two-thirds of them are women. More than 57 million children of primary school age are not in school. Millions more are functionally illiterate, without the reading and writing skills necessary for everyday life.
 
Rotary recognizes March as Literacy Month. This is when we focus on the importance of literacy and education in our humanitarian service. Being literate does not just mean having the ability to read a book or a newspaper. Being literate means being able to comprehend the instructions on a medicine bottle, a set of directions, or a job posting. It means understanding the note written by a child's teacher. It means being able to use a computer, follow a recipe, or apply for a mortgage. Literacy means being part of the larger society. It means inclusion, and it means empowerment.
 
Those who cannot read or write, whether they are children or adults, are cut off from important information in ways too numerous to count. They are less likely to be healthy and more likely to be poor. And perhaps most critical of all, parents who cannot read are more likely to raise children who cannot read -- perpetuating the cycle of illiteracy, and of poverty.
 
Rotarians have demonstrated many simple and creative ways to break this cycle. Whether it is by volunteering in schools, by bringing education and training to adults, or simply by ensuring that all children have the books and supplies they need, we in Rotary can do so much. We can help others learn to read and learn to help themselves. For example, in lieu of a "speaker gift," our Club donates a book to the Jarrell Elementary School Library each time we have a guest speaker at our weekly meeting (hundreds of books added to the Library after many years of this practice). Our Club has also recently supported District 5870's program for matching gifts by contributing funds to several area Libraries (City of Georgetown, Florence, Liberty Hill and Jarrell ISD).
 
 
(Literacy graphic created by Becky Tsukishima web-editor of the Rotary Club of Richmond BC and District 5040)

 

 


 

A unique relationship formed between two Peace Center Fellows

Raveendra Pathiranage, senior state counsel in the attorney general's office in Sri Lanka, and Thevananth Thevanayagam, program manager for the Refugees Rehabilitation Organization in Sri Lanka providing food, shelter, rehabilitation, and other assistance to Tamil refugees, found themselves unlikely classmates in the inaugural session of the Rotary Peace Center program. After arguing incessantly, the two formed a strong bond, united in a desire to bring peace to their homeland.

"We erased the hard feelings and went on to ‘What can we do to solve the problem? What can we contribute?'" said Pathiranage. The two remain close friends even a year after completing the three-month program, which Pathiranage describes as more useful than a year's worth of graduate study. 

Every minute of every day somewhere in the world our Rotary Foundation is making a difference in someone’s life.

 


 

Microcredit

In Cuzco, Peru Rotarians contributed US$10,000 to a partnering association, Asociacion MIDE, which provided small loans to 288 low-income women. In six months these women improved their businesses and living standards, lifting them out of extreme poverty. While local Rotarians had the opportunity to work together to develop the project and approve the system of loans, the participants learned to use, administer and benefit from financial credit. In the process, the women improved their self-esteem as they acquired entirely new roles of financial responsibility for their families. 

How do I focus my giving? Every Rotarian, Every Year – Giving is hope in action.

 


 
 
Home Page Stories
 
RI President John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”
 

The heartland of America—from Montana to Texas—has people who give from the heart. This rich land still has people who are homeless, but Rotarians help build houses. This breadbasket of America still has people with food insecurities, but Rotarians serve in soup kitchens, pack backpacks, and stock food pantries. There are people who are abused, or abuse drugs and alcohol, but Rotarians work in shelters, and educate with awareness and treatment campaigns. Rotary Has Heart. Rotarians serve their communities


 
 

 
 


Club Vision

The Rotary Club of Georgetown - Sun City consists of experienced, motivated members with time and resources available to provide leadership and service to the club, the local community, and the world in meaningful projects for youth, the elderly, the ill, the handicapped, and the needy. 

The club maintains focus on its priorities of service, fellowship, and club improvement while promoting growth, open communication, transparency, and coordination with other service clubs and organizations. 

The club endorses the Rotary International mission, core essence, core values, four-way test, and motto. 

 



 

Our mailing address:

Rotary Club of Georgetown - Sun City

1530 Sun City Boulevard - Suite 120 - Box 441

Georgetown, TX  78633 

 

Our e-mail address:

       sun-city-rotary@suddenlink.net

 
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Our website address (or just copy the URL for this page):

      www.clubrunner.ca/georgetownsuncity