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Welcome to Bastrop County Rotary

Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Our Club goals include being relevant, supportive members of our community.  An emphasis in on programs is to be informative and interesting to attendees with some emphasis of topics of local relevance.  We meet Tuesdays from noon to 1PM in our hybrid meeting on zoom or in person at the Texas Grill Restaurant, 101 Highway 71 W, Bastrop, TX 78602.  See map. Come Join Us! Contact, Club President Norm Jones for zoom meeting link. 
How We Make A Difference
 

Support Youth Programs

Early Act First Knight (EAFK) is a revolutionary character and ethics education program for schoolchildren in grades K-8.
 

Construction of Tiny Homes

Building of transitional shelter for homeless Veterans. This project is lead by Pastor Roland Nava and in coordination with other organizations and the County.

 

 

Providing Outdoor Shelter 

Built a bus stop at the ITS-HUH homeless village location so homeless folks could catch CARTS to get into town.

Club News
Lost Pines BBQ Showdown
Riverbend Park in Smithville TX
Memorial Day weekend 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Bastrop County will host the “Lost Pines BBQ Showdown”at the Riverbend Park in Smithville TX (in Bastrop County) on May 27-28, 2022.  The event will include a national level “sanctioned BBQ competition” in accordance with IBCA https://ibcabbq.org rules.
 
The Rotary Club will throw the ultimate celebration of all things barbecue! Events include adult and children cookoffs, awesome live entertainment, a kids zone, beer tent, corn hole tournament, silent and live hybrid auctions, vendor tents, and dancing. There is still space to be a competitor and even room to rent an RV spot on site. So nobody will miss out on the fun.  Volunteers are needed for this event!
 
Proceeds from this event will benefit the following causes & organizations: “In The Streets- Hands Up High” ministryBastrop County “Family Crisis Center” The Honor Choir, Bastrop County First Responders, 100 Club of Central Texas and Bastrop Rotary Community Service projects which include youth scholarships.
 
 
Come Join us at the “Lost Pines BBQ Showdown” on May 27-28, 2022!
Event prep for our BBQ Showdown has started! Our members are super excited about our upcoming event on May 27 & 28 at the Riverbend Park in Smithville. Tickets are now available for purchase!
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Upcoming Events
BBQ Showdown Sponsors
BBQ Showdown Tickets
Register For Events
BBQ Team Registration
BBQ Vendor Registration
 
Junior BBQ Registration
 
Volunteer Sign-Up
Support BBQ Showdown
Rotary News
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.