We are Hosting Hybrid Meetings: In-Person & Zoom ! Mike Wyszkowski 2022-11-14 06:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#CenterofCommunity,#PeopleofAction,#Rotary,#ServiceAboveSelf,#WestAustinRotary
RC of West Austin - New Member Orientation 2022-09-29 05:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#CenterofCommunity,#Rotary,#RotaryResponds,#ServiceAboveSelf,#WestAustinRotary

Bright Beginnings With Backpacks

West Austin Rotarians accepted Backpacks from TyRex Manufacturing again this year to be given to Kindergartners at our adopted school, Wooldridge Elementary. Each year Rotarians work with Target to fill them with necessary school supplies. The backpacks will be given out to start these new learners on the path to a successful year.
Bright Beginnings With Backpacks 2022-07-15 05:00:00Z 0
Sips and Dips Fundraiser 2022-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
Holiday Gifts for the Center for Child Protection Mike Wyszkowski 2021-12-07 06:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#CenterofCommunity,#PeopleofAction,#Rotary,#RotaryResponds,#ServiceAboveSelf,#WestAustinRotary

In Memory of Rotarian John Burton Roberts Jr.

We have lost a beloved Rotarian in our Club, John Roberts Jr.
 
His memorial service will be held outdoors at the family cemetery on their ranch, Saturday, September 11th at 11 a.m. The address is:  4137 CR 340, Burnet, Texas 78611.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in John’s name to: Hereditary Disease Foundation (www.hdfoundation.org) or Huntington’s Disease Society of America (www.hdsa.org) where the scientists are working tirelessly to find a cure for Huntington’s Disease.
 
In Memory of Rotarian John Burton Roberts Jr. Mike Wyszkowski 2021-09-07 05:00:00Z 0
Backpack Stuffing  following Thursday's Meeting Mike Wyszkowski 2021-08-31 05:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#CenterofCommunity,#PeopleofAction,#RotaryResponds,#ServiceAboveSelf,#WestAustinRotary
Rotary Covid Style Angela Smith 2020-12-17 06:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#CenterofCommunity,#PeopleofAction,#Rotary,#ServiceAboveSelf,#WestAustinRotary

National Fire Protection Association

 
Chief Jeffrey Whittig gave a fantastic presentation to the Rotary Club of West Austin on Thu, 12-Nov-2020, about the California and Western States fires this season. On closing, there was a call to action and information about what each of us can do to make our homes more protected against wildfire risk. See below the link to the National Fire Protection Association, and the homeowner oriented program Firewise.  
 
National Fire Protection Association Mike Wyszkowski 2020-11-16 06:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#CenterofCommunity,#PeopleofAction,#Rotary,#ServiceAboveSelf,#WestAustinRotary
VIDEO : Stuffing backpacks for Wooldridge Elementary School Mike Wyszkowski 2020-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Livestream Telethon Sat 02-May 10am CDT 2020-05-02 05:00:00Z 0 #1DistrictStrong,#RotaryResponds
Rotary Club of West Austin - Member Update Jim Dardnne 2020-03-28 05:00:00Z 0
All In-Person Meetings Cancelled 2020-03-18 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of Rotarian Jerry Goodrich Jr

We have lost a beloved Rotarian in our Club, Jerome Duncan Goodrich Jr.
 
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Westlake United Methodist Church, 1460 Redbud Trail, Austin, Texas.
 
In Memory of Rotarian Jerry Goodrich Jr 2020-01-16 06:00:00Z 0

In Memory of Rotarian Leon Lebowitz

We have lost a giant.
 
One of our members, Prof. Leon Lebowitz, passed away recently.  His obituary appeared in the Sunday, 12-Jan-2020 Austin American-Statesman.  Funeral services will be held at Congregation Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd., at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 13. A shiva memorial service will be held at the same location at 5:30 p.m. that evening.
 
In Memory of Rotarian Leon Lebowitz Mike Wyszkowski 2020-01-13 06:00:00Z 0
Christmas Shopping Spree with Wooldridge Elementary School 2019-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
Wooldridge Mural - Rundberg Rising Volunteers Michael Wyszkowski 2019-10-29 05:00:00Z 0
Project Schoolhouse Invitation  Michael Wyszkowski 2019-10-22 05:00:00Z 0
In Memory of Tinsley Penick, friend of Rotary Michael Wyszkowski 2019-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
In Memory or Rotarian Dr. Grover Bynum Michael Wyszkowski 2019-02-07 06:00:00Z 0

In Memory of Rotarian Jim Cochran

One of our former members, Jim Cochran, passed away recently.  His obituary appeared in yesterday's Austin American-Statesman.  His memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 3208 Exposition Blvd
In Memory of Rotarian Jim Cochran Michael Wyszkowski 2019-01-15 06:00:00Z 0
Holiday Gifts for the Center for Child Protection Michael Wyszkowski 2018-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

West Austin Rotary Shopping Spree!

Posted by Michael Wyszkowski on Dec 01, 2018
West Austin Rotary Shopping Spree with Wooldridge Elementary students at JCPenney, Lakeline Mall, Sunday December 2nd from 12:00 to 4:30 pm.
West Austin Rotary Shopping Spree! Michael Wyszkowski 2018-12-01 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor - Gene Holiman

Rotary District 5870 Governor-Nominee
GENE HOLIMAN
 
Gene Holiman, originally a native of the Mississippi Delta, has lived and worked in Austin since 1983. After graduating from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Marketing, he enjoyed a 40-year career in marketing and advertising in Memphis and Austin, on both the advertising agency side and as a self-employed marketing consultant and in retail sales. Since formally retiring in 2012, he is pursuing an encore career writing marketing texts and children's books.
 
Gene's Rotary journey began in 1996 after he sought out a service club in his area and then joined the Northwest Austin Rotary Club, where he has been active ever since. He follows both his father's and his older brother's footsteps in Rotary activities, and has maintained a perfect attendance record since joining the organization. He is currently also an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Austin Centennial, where he also works on various projects. He has visited 50+ Rotary Clubs in eight states, with a goal to hit all 50 states.
 
In his home club Gene has served as President, President-Elect, Club Service Chair, Rotaract Chair, and on numerous committees and project teams including RYLA, and as a par producer in the club's successful annual fruit sales fund raiser since its inception.
 
Gene previously served the District as Secretary, Assistant Governor, Roll of Fame Chairman, Public Image Chair (successfully securing three RI grants, one the only RI grant awarded in two entire zones), District Conference Registrar, and trainer at six District Assemblies. He is a Paul Harris Fellow +3 and is a contributing member of the Polio Plus Society in his home club. Gene was inducted into the District 5870 Roll of Fame in 2011.
 
Gene and his wife Kathleen have been married for nearly 44 years. They have two children, daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren, fortunately all living in the Greater Austin Area. In his tight spare time, Gene enjoys reading, trains of all sorts, cooking, and performing church/charity work.
District Governor - Gene Holiman 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0

Happy Hour

WARC - Rotary Happy Happy Hour

 

Date: June 29, 2017 (Thursday), 5-7pm

 

Location: Cover 3 on Anderson Lane (2700 W. Anderson Ln, Austin Texas & next to Alamo Village)

 

Get there early & Avoid the Traffic!

Happy Hour 2017-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
Ryan Albanese - "Leap of Faith" 2017-02-28 06:00:00Z 0
West Austin Rotary Club Christmas Event 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

Henry Gonzales

Henry Gonzales manages the San Antonio Forensics Lab for Austin Investigations.
Henry Gonzales 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Willy Culberson 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Oct 24 - World Polio Day 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Oct 8 - Water To Wine Event 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Packing Up School Supplies for Wooldridge Elementary 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0

RYLA Presentation

We enjoyed a wonderful presentation by Diana Ramirez, who was a 2015 RYLA leadership program participant. Diana was a RYLA Exchange Student in Malaga, Spain. During her presentation, she shared photos, memories and experiences from her trip to Spain in 2015. Kudos to our Youth Programs committee chair, Robert Rhyne, and our West Austin Rotary Club volunteers!
RYLA Presentation 2016-08-17 00:00:00Z 0

Road Trip To Bastrop

 
 
Fun road trip by West Austin Rotary Club members Jack Solka, Mike Wray & Sam Haddad to the Bastrop County Rotary to deliver a contribution to the Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team Executive Director Sheila Lowe. A big thank you to the Bastrop County Rotary and Susan Wendel for the warm reception & fellowship! Photos courtesy of Joe Newman
Road Trip To Bastrop 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
July 14 Meeting: Dr Hari Haran, Music Therapy from India 2016-07-13 00:00:00Z 0

WARC-Rotary Speaker Jack Roberts

Posted on Jul 06, 2016
Today our Speaker Jack Roberts will present a discussion of the "Art, Science and Enjoyment of Fly Fishing.”  The presentation will touch upon many aspects of fly fishing, complete with "party favors" to take home!
The presentation should offer something of interest for, the casual observer, beginners, as well as advanced anglers.
WARC-Rotary Speaker Jack Roberts WestAustinRotarian 2016-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

January 7 meeting

Please remember that we meet at Wooldridge Elementary this Thursday for lunch.  If you have a soccer ball or water bottle for CASA and were unable to attend the Christmas Party, please bring it to this lunch
January 7 meeting 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
No Meeting, Thursday, 29-Oct-2015 2015-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
***Meet at Camp Mabry - Texas Forces Museum *** Thu, 16-Oct-2014 Michael Wyszkowski 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
No Meeting Thursday, 23-October-2014 Michael Wyszkowski 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
West Austin Rotary Fundraiser - Texas Wino Tour Michael Wyszkowski 2014-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
No Meeting 31-Jul-14 ; the Westwood Country Club is closed Michael Wyszkowski 2014-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

Lunch meeting this Thursday, 12-Jun-14 is at Austin Clubhouse

Posted by Michael Wyszkowski on Jun 07, 2014

We are meeting at the Austin Clubhouse. We are NOT meeting this week at the Westwood Country Club. We meet inside the Red River Church. Our lunch and program starts at 12-noon. However, if you show up at 11:30 am, you will get a tour of the facilities

Lunch meeting this Thursday, 12-Jun-14 is at Austin Clubhouse Michael Wyszkowski 2014-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
No lunch meeting this Thursday, 12-Dec-2013. Annual Holiday Party in the evening! Michael Wyszkowski 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of West Austin Annual Holiday Party Michael Wyszkowski 2013-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Citrus sales for the Rotary Club of West Austin Michael Wyszkowski 2013-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
West Austin Rotary stuffs backpacks for the incoming class at Wooldridge Elementary School Michael Wyszkowski 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of West Austin celebrates it's 60th Anniversary today! Michael Wyszkowski 2013-06-20 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Austin Centenniel Celebration Luncheon

Posted by Michael Wyszkowski on Mar 08, 2013

Almost 60 years ago, the Rotary Club of Austin sponsored the initiation of a new club in the area. With their sponsorship, the Rotary Club of West Austin came into being and Charlie Stautz was our first president.

We will help the Rotary Club of Austin celebrate their Centennial Luncheon, on Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 11:30 - 2:00 pm at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol.  The Rotary International President-Elect Ron Burton will be on hand for this celebration.

Tickets are $65 per person and go to Rotary-Austin.org to register.

Rotary Club of Austin Centenniel Celebration Luncheon Michael Wyszkowski 2013-03-09 00:00:00Z 0

West Explosion -- Help Needed

Posted by Erik Wagner

West Austin Rotary is helping raise funds for the West, Texas families affected by the fertilizer plant explosion.

 

Recovery in West

Houses destroyed: 160-175

Number of people who registered for FEMA help: 775

Federal aid so far: $7 million

Insured losses: $100 million

Unreimbursed losses: $34.55 million

 

Sources: City of West, Insurance Council of Texas, FEMA, governor's office

West Explosion -- Help Needed Erik Wagner 0
Mike Wyszkowski, President of West Austin Rotary Club, interviewed in District 5870 Newsletter Erik Wagner 0

Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Austin

Posted by Erik Wagner

Rotary International began in 1905 in Chicago with four friends who rotated a weekly meeting in their offices thus the name. Today there are 29,000 clubs with 1.2 million men and women providing community service  in virtually every nation in the world. 

Rotary Club of West Austin was founded more than sixty years ago! A small group met at the Hitching Post restaurant on March 25, 1953 to discuss forming the second Rotary Club in Austin. Less than three months later, on June 18, 1953, District Governor Howard O. Smith presented the charter to Club President Carl Stautz at the installation banquet at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. We celebrated our 50th anniversary with a special Anniversary meeting, on June 19, 2003 at Westwood Country Club.  We will celebrate our 60th Anniversary with a special luncheon on June 20, 2013 at the Westwood Country Club!

Our membership reflects a wide cross-section of community representation. Some of us are business owners or professionals, and some of us are in private industry or are government officials. 

A Message from the President

One of the joys of being in Rotary is that Rotary Clubs are like a home away from home when traveling and because each club is autonomous, no two clubs conduct their meetings the same way. I look forward to greeting you when you are in Austin and visit one of our next Thursday noontime meetings.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of West Austin Erik Wagner 0
Tags