The Rotary Club of Austin Westlake takes up several causes throughout the year. Not only do we support our local community, but we are also involved in global issues as well- Polio+ and ShelterBox. See some our causes below. Contact us for information on all causes supported.
Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. As of 2016, only two countries remain - Pakistan and Afghanistan. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Please consider donating to this worthy effort.
Would you like to join the fight to eliminate polio?
Contact us and find out how.
Don't have the time?
Donate now and we'll take care of it.
When a disaster happens, there are a few people running into an area where all others are fleeing for safety. ShelterBox provides portable shelters, cooking equipment, and other essential items to support those affected the most. Our goal is to purchase a ShelterBox that costs $1000 dollars. Help us meet our goal of providing shelter to those in need.
Teacher Awards & Student Scholarships
It is important for us to safeguard our future while working with other causes around the world. To do that, the members of the Westlake Rotary membership mobilizes every year to raise money and recognize teachers from Eanes ISD that go above and beyond in providing quality educations to the youth of our community.
We also provide college scholarships to two of our high school seniors. These Westlake High School seniors have exhibited high performance working towards their college education.
We host a luncheon to honor and celebrate our distinguished local teachers, students, and administrators.
Know a teacher or student that deserves to be recognized? Contact us and bring them to our attention.
Literacy is always a noble cause. Every week our distinguished speakers leave a few words of wisdom in a book that we donate to Helping Hand Home on their behalf. To date, our club has donated hundreds of books to local schools and charities. These books have provided thousands of inspirational words from business leaders, politicians, civil servants, and many other amazing speakers.
Have a bunch of children's books lying around? Contact us and we will arrange pickup or shipping to donate them on your behalf.
Little Free Libraries
Westlake Rotary completed their 2016-2017 DAP Grant project to install three Little Free Libraries in rural and under-served areas of Austin.
These can be found by clicking this link and then "searching within 15 miles of me". All of our libraries are in the western suburbs of Austin. Zoom in around Briarcliff and Hudson Bend and scroll your mouse over the red point to see details and photos.