Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club

Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club


Gearing up for the presentation at a great event! Come on out or tune in virtually!

Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club!

We would like to thank Rotarian Lalaina Rabary, Past President of Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club, for a great presentation on the Biblioubus Grant-Library in Madagascar.
A BIG thank you to Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club for spending their evening prepping books for our education and healthcare partners in Central Texas. Your service is invaluable to our community! 📚👐
Hi everyone! I hope you don't mind me posting this here... I work for Seedling and we are in need of male mentors, badly! We mentor kids who have an incarcerated parent and match you with a kiddo based on proximity to your location and common interests. Our mentors go to the school once a week at lunchtime, and go do whatever you and your kiddo enjoy doing. Some go read in the library; my kiddo and I play basketball. It's all about giving them time and space to just "be". Most of y'all probably joined after I had to leave, but I hope you are all doing well.
We enjoyed speaking with the members of Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club Thursday evening. Huge thanks to colleague, volunteer and friend Lem Bradshaw of United Tissue Resources for sharing his transplant story! ❤️
BIG thanks to Purple Bee TV - catch the full show here we did a few weeks for Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club
𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗱𝗮 𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗼𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝘂𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗯ú𝘀 𝗲𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗱𝗮𝗴𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗿 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃é𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝘂𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗼 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹

🎤🎸El pasado 22 de mayo se recogieron casi 6.000 $ mediante un concierto virtual en Purple Bee TV con The Reverent Few y Jo James

El Bibliobus recorrerá los barrios rurales de Antananarivo (la capital) y sus alrededores para llevar libros y acceso a Internet a los residentes que no tienen biblioteca.

Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club junto con Rotary Club Tsimbaroa en Antananarivo han hecho posible este proyecto

➡ El 75% de la población malgache vive con menos de 1,90 dólares al día. A modo de comparación, solo el 1,2% de la población de EE. UU. Vive con menos de 1,90 dólares al día. Fuente: Banco Mundial.

➡ El 85% de los hogares de Madagascar no tienen acceso a la electricidad. Es decir, una incapacidad para acceder a Internet. Fuente: Banco Mundial.

➡ Más de 1,3 millones de niños (el 60% de los niños en edad escolar preprimaria) no están matriculados en la escuela, lo que contribuye a una profunda desigualdad entre educación y alfabetización desde el principio. Los niños matriculados en la escuela preprimaria tienen el doble de probabilidades de estar bien encaminados hacia la alfabetización temprana. Fuente: Unicef

➡ La tasa de alfabetización de adultos (de 15 a 24 años) es del 80,6%, una mejora en los últimos años, pero aún queda mucho por hacer. Alfabetización = la capacidad de leer y escribir con comprensión es baja

👉Mas información:

El concierto ha sido patrocinado por:
Floyd Real Estate (Christine Kempff Realtor), Cadence Wealth Management, LLC, The Brewtorium, TMS, Edward Jones (Stacy Bouwman), Cher T. Realtor (Stanberry Realtors)
Last nights livestream benefit at Purple Bee TV with myself and my good friends The Reverent Few was truly a blessing.
We raised nearly 6k for Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club mission to build a library bus with books and Internet for the people in Madagascar.
There’s still time to support the mobile library bus in Madagascar.
Click this link to find out more
We had a BLAST last night at Purple Bee TV(thanks Greggo, Evan, Chef Dave & crew) for the great sound & hospitality!! And to all the kind, generous folks at Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club who brought us on to be a part of their “Bibliobus” project! Y’all raised damn near $6,000 to bring a mobile library and internet to children in Madagascar 🙌🏾🙌🏾

Also, our dear friend Jo James killlllled his set. Tune in to see the whole show 👇🏾
TONIGHT: and on starts at 7pm...

Join us for an amazing night of music 🎵 All proceeds generated will go toward mobile library project or "bibliobus"

The bus will travel to rural areas in Madagascar delivering books and internet access to children!

Free to watch - Tune in at 7pm ct on your platform of choice: FB, YouTube, Twitch and Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club page.
Want to help make a DIFFERENCE?

Tune in this SATURDAY ⚡️Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club

The purpose and proceeds of this concert will go toward the mobile library project aka “Bibliobus” that the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club has organized.

The bus will travel to rural areas in Madagascar delivering books and Internet access to children 📚

Tune in at 7PM to the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club page to watch the show

Yours Truly + our Dear Friend Mr. Jo James will be coming to you LIVE from Purple Bee TV

CONTRIBUTE to the CAUSE here >>>

Spread the word, let's help these kids out!!!
Rotary District 5870 Central Texas and the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club are proud to introduce NEW ROTARIAN Harold Zavarce. Welcome Harold!!
Join Rotary International President Elect Shekhar Mehta in "Imagineering a Future Beyond the Borders that Divide Us."
When Shekhar is confronted with the impossible, he imagines a solution - then sets about to make it happen!
Join us for a very special Zoom Event this WED 10AM PACIFIC January 27, 2021. Ask questions and learn about Shekhar's vision for how we can imagine and then create a future that works for all of humanity.

It was an honor to celebrate Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club on Thursday as our newest RecognizeGood Lighthouse. They’ve done incredible work here in our community - to working with one of our local nonprofit favs, Well Aware, in Kenya!

Head to our page to learn more about the GOOD work they’re doing in our community and how you can get involved! 💙🧡
Join us this evening with Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club as our Executive Director, Joel Coffman, speaks on RecognizeGood and how we've grown to include a variety of unique programs ranging from celebration to education, but our roots remain the same – illuminating the GOOD in our community.

Guests are welcome and the meeting is open to the public - read more on the event and get your Zoom link here:
Guaranteed to bring you smiles! Photos from the Pecan Springs Elementary EAFK Knighting Ceremony. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Austin, Rotary E-Club of Central Texas, Rotary Club of Austin University Area and the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club.

We are a dynamic group professionals who come together to serve our community and world. We meet ever

VICTORINA 08/02/2023

For years, the Austin Cosmo Rotary Club has provided support to Project Schoolhouse – a remarkable organization that provides clean water to communities in Nicaragua.

Project Schoolhouse believes that every child has a right to a good education, that every community has a right to clean water in their homes, and that schools can be a foundation for a stronger, more vital, and sustainable future for the whole community. The goals of Project Schoolhouse align very much with that of WASH Rotary Action Group many Rotary clubs across the world are working towards

Here is a short video on Project Schoolhouse:

VICTORINA Victorina “What I have never enjoyed, let my children enjoy. What I have not learned, let them learn.“ A story of one mother’s journey to give…


Thursday at Rotary: Join us at Zilker Park at 8pm as we enjoy Zilker Theatre's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical! Admission and parking are free. See our weekly newsletter for more details and a link to a tip sheet about parking, accessibility, prohibited items, and more. We'll be back at Clay Pit next week for our first regular club meeting of August. -


Dear Rotarians, as we step into August, we focus on membership and club development goals.

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 07/25/2023

Thursday at Rotary: Join us at Clay Pit or on Zoom as we hear from Selena Serna, Executive Director of Project Schoolhouse. This great local organization works with rural communities in Nicaragua to improve access to sanitation, clean water, and educational resources. We look forward to seeing you Thursday at 6pm! -

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 07/21/2023

Our club members spent a very productive evening packing office supplies for the teaching staff at Pecan Springs Elementary, here are few photos from the evening. Also, we were joined by a fellow Rotaractor Monty from New Zealand.


This is our club members busy packing school supplies for the teachers at the Pecan Springs Elementary

TOMORROW at Rotary: Service & Fellowship Night 07/19/2023

Thursday at Rotary: Join us at Clay Pit for an evening of service and fellowship! We will be creating teacher care packages for teachers at Pecan Springs Elementary School and will participate in a social activity. See you tomorrow at 6pm! -

TOMORROW at Rotary: Service & Fellowship Night This week's meeting will be a unique format as we will combine two of our favorite things as Rotarians: an in-meeting service project and a fellowship game night.

Taking Action for Climate Change | Rotary International & ESRAG Climate Action Policy 07/17/2023

Dear Rotarians, please watch this short video to learn more on how ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group) - is taking Action for Climate Change. Join hands with ESRAG at

Taking Action for Climate Change | Rotary International & ESRAG Climate Action Policy In this impactful video, we delve into the urgent need for climate action and how Rotary International, along with the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Ac...


Rtn.Patrick Hanrahan volunteered last Saturday at the Grand Oaks neighborhood in south Austin for a project with a community partner Treefolks Young Professionals to mitigate invasive plant growth in the neighborhood. A total of 16 participants were involved in the event : 11 from Treefolks, 1 from RC of Austin Cosmopolitan and 4 residents of the neighborhood.

Here's a photo with fellow volunteers that participated in the event.

To learn more about Treefolks, please visit

👏👏👏 Patrick

Photos from Rotary District 5870 Central Texas's post 07/13/2023

Kudos to our club members for joining hands with the Austin Parks Foundation

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 07/12/2023

Thursday at Rotary: Join us for our FIRST regular meeting of the 2023-24 Rotary Year! We will hear from new ACRC President Cyril Bernier about his vision for the club as well as priorities from Rotary International and Rotary District 5870. See you at Clay Pit or on Zoom tomorrow at 6pm. -


July marks a "New Leadership Month" as we invite our new Rotary leaders across the globe. For more information on the new district leadership, please visit

Cleanup Govalle Park and Boggy Creek with Austin Parks Foundation 07/11/2023

Thanks to our Rotarians Terry Foor, Laura Liem, Bernard Williams, Patrick Hanrahan and Chris Burrows for volunteering & creating a better place for the locals to enjoy the park. Our club's recent Govalle & Boggy creek cleanup activity in collaboration with Austin Parks Foundation was featured in this month's district newsletter.

Cleanup Govalle Park and Boggy Creek with Austin Parks Foundation "Members of the Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary club - Terry Foor, Laura Liem, Bernard Williams, Patrick Hanrahan and Chris Burrows volunteered on June 17th at the “Neighborhood Volunteer Event: Cleanup Govalle Park and Boggy Creek!” with Austin Parks Foundation.


The global partnerships made possible through Rotary International are changing the world. Today, we’d like to honor and thank everyone who has contributed to making the Bibliobus a reality. Especially, our partner club in Madagascar, Rotary CLUB d'Antananarivo Tsimbaroa! Check out what our members had to say.

Also, Rotary District 5870 Central Texas, Killeen Heights Rotary, Rotary E-Club of Central Texas, Rotary Club of South Austin, Rotary Club of West Austin, RC of Adana Guney, The Rotary Club of Cedar Park - Leander ❤️❤️


☀️ See you tomorrow, bright and early, for a virtual Bibliobus celebration! ☀️ -

Rotary Theme 2023-2024 Gordon McInally "Create Hope in the World" (3:22 min) 06/30/2023

RI President Gordon R. McInally reveals the Rotary Presidential Theme 23-24 "Create hope in the World"

Rotary Theme 2023-2024 Gordon McInally "Create Hope in the World" (3:22 min) Presidential Theme 23-24 "Create hope in the World".Gordon R. McInally reveals the Rotary Theme 2023-2024 "Create Hope in the World". Part of the 22 minutes...


Mark your calendars for this upcoming event in Sep. This is a great networking opportunity with fellow Rotarians in Dist 5870.

Who is ready for some fun? Join us for ROTARY NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK on Saturday, September 16th at Dell Diamond! Round Rock Express vs. Las Vegas Aviators at 7:05 PM. Tickets are $20 section, section 113. Buy tickets:


Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the launch of our mobile library (Bibliobus) - a partnership with the Rotary CLUB d'Antananarivo Tsimbaroa!

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Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 06/27/2023

Thursday at Rotary: Join us at Clay Pit or on Zoom for our FINAL club meeting of the 2022-23 Rotary Year! Also, check out this week's newsletter for a link to a brief video about our Installation Event from Sunday. We were glad to have had the chance to celebrate another amazing Rotary Year together. -


Here’s a short video of the installation event from yesterday at The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen. Thanks to all those that could make it to the event.


Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club club leadership installation event


Thursday at Rotary: Come learn more about the Global Grant service project that the Central Texas e-Club is working on (with support in part from Austin Cosmo Rotary!): Oxygen Refilling Plant for Rural Health Facilities in Liberia. See you at Thursday at 6pm at Clay Pit. -

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 06/18/2023

Thanks to Todd Smith - Rotary District 5870 Governor Nominate Designee for sharing information about Rotary Fellowships, our club members now know more on tapping into the greater network that can be leveraged by being a Rotarian. If you’re interested to learn more Rotary Fellowships, please visit

We were also happy to see our founding club president Brian attend the meeting, here’s a photo of Terry Foor and Brian Nalle


TOMORROW at Rotary: We will be visited by Rotary District 5870 Governor Nominee Designate Todd Smith who will share information with us about Rotary Fellowships. Join us at Clay Pit on Thursday at 6pm for our second regular meeting of June! -


Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience.

Rotary International offers a great opportunity to every Rotarian to join more than one fellowship that can enhance and introduce you to a new group of people who may already be pursuing similar interests. Please visit to learn more on the plethora of opportunities one has to explore in the Rotary world.

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 06/10/2023

Our last night's meeting at Clay Pit was a great informative session by our incoming president Cyril Bernier on his takeaways and experiences from RI Convention 2023. Also, our incoming PI Chair Abhishek Padmanabhuni presented Public image strategy & exchanged his ideas for the year 2023-24. Thanks to all the Rotarians that could make it for the meeting. Looking forward to the new Rotary year.

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 06/06/2023

For our first regular club meeting of June, we will hear from ACRC member Abhishek Padmanabhuni about his Public Image strategy for the club next Rotary year. We will also hear from incoming ACRC president Cyril Bernier about his experience at the 2023 RI Convention in Melbourne. See you at 6pm on Thursday! -


No Rotary Tonight! See you next week at Clay Pit. -

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 05/31/2023

Last week, Jill Turner from Painting Pandas visited our club and explained the great work they are doing in providing children with art tools and visual art lessons to those who may not have access. To learn more about upcoming events, please visit

Photos from Rotary International President's post 05/30/2023

The Rotary International Convention 2023 in Melbourne is under way since Sunday!

Two of our members are attending, and we can't wait for them to share their experience with us next week!

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 05/24/2023

TOMORROW at Rotary: Join us at Clay Pit or on Zoom at 6pm as we hear from Jill Turner with Painting Pandas, a unique local nonprofit organization. We also have details about our club leadership installation event at the end of the month, so check out this week's newsletter! -

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 05/20/2023

Rotarians from the & Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club helped with special events at Pecan Springs Elementary in Austin last Friday. Students were given a chance to earn a spot at the event by completing all the educational assignments they were given to help them get ready for the next part of STARR testing. The Rotarians enjoyed working face to face with the students on both water quality and skill testing.

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 05/18/2023

Last Thursday, Dr. Randall Parr & Amber Parr from Early Act First Knight EAFK met our club members at Clay Pit and provided great insights into the impact that they are having on school children in imparting moral ethics part of the school curriculum and laying foundations for children from under privileged communities to become better citizens in the society.

EAFK is actively involved with Pecan Springs Elementary and many other schools in states across the nation.

Please visit for more details

If you are interested to learn more about exciting volunteering and community impact opportunities please join us at Clay Pit this coming Thursday @ 6 PM


Thursday at Rotary: We will be participating in a social activity with Club Admin chair Blair Loaiza! Please note that due to the nature of this week's meeting, there will be no option to join virtually via Zoom. See you Thursday at Clay Pit! -


Last week, our Club met at the Lazarus Brewing Co. to share some laughs and beers. We also add the opportunity to welcome Miriam from the Austin NW Club. 🍻

Tonight, let's see you at the Clay Pit for our regular meeting with Dr. Barr, founder and CEO of the EarlyAct FirstKnight program!

Photos from Austin Cosmopolitan Rotary Club's post 05/10/2023

Join us Thursday at Clay Pit or on Zoom to hear about Early Act First Knight. EAFK is an organization which promotes social-emotional learning and character development for elementary and middle school students. See you Thursday for fun, food, and Rotary fellowship! -


Last Thursday, we were joined by Lizzie Wilson and Ayah Alomari from Engineers Without Borders Greater Austin to cover the great work they are doing in our local community and internationally.

A lot of commonalities with Rotary. Discover their current water project in Tanzania communities: 🚰🚰🚰

This week is our Social night. Join us at 6:00pm at Lazarus Brewing Co. 2, their new location on Airport Boulevard for some Rotary fellowship, food, and fun! 🍻


Thursday at Rotary: We will be meeting at Lazarus Brewing for our monthly club social. Please note that we will be at their new location at 4803 Airport Blvd. Join us for some Rotary fellowship this week and again next week when we'll be back at Clay Pit for our first regular club meeting of May. See you then! -

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Our Story

We are neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers that come together because we believe that through our daily actions and a commitment to living a life of ‘service above self’, we can create lasting change.

We contribute our time, talents and treasures regularly to support a myriad of causes in and around Austin. Organizations like, Austin Clubhouse, Bookspring, Flo Code, Pecan Springs Elementary, Keep Austin Beautiful, and many more!

Whether it’s planting trees, picking up trash, or stuffing plastic bags with feminine hygiene products - our goal is the same - to make a positive impact on our world.

Our passion for service also extends across the globe to Kenya where we (with our Rotary partners) are actively working to bring adequate toilet facilities to primary schools and have already provided clean water to communities.

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