RecognizeGood is proud to announce the 11th RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award honoree, Rotary Club of Bee Cave – Spicewood! Chartered in 2010, the Rotary Club of Bee Cave – Spicewood was formed through the common desire to give back to the community. After persevering through near disbandment in 2014, the club has gone on to play a vital role in the community as they’ve created a buzz with events like the Business Development Mixer, Pints for Polio and a Community Holiday Food Drive. With only 12 members, the Rotary Club of Bee Cave – Spicewood has proven that size is not the only factor in community outreach – the club has has been instrumental in over 12 community-based programs in just the past two years, ranging from economic development and student volunteerism to blood drives, highway beautification, clothing, and library book supply. The dedication demonstrated by the Rotary Club of Bee Cave – Spicewood in the short few years since conception is truly inspiring, and RecognizeGood is so honored to show its appreciation with this Lighthouse Award.
Past club president Mike Bates accepted the award on behalf of their group in a special presentation at the Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave on July 26th. Matt Ache, president at award sponsor iRex Group, presented the club with an award plaque and two tickets to the 2017 Ethics in Business & Community Award luncheon, along with a donation to PET-Austin in the club’s name to pay their contribution forward. A PET (Personal Energy Transportation) vehicle was also been donated in the club’s name. This recognition represented a sincere “Thank you!” from the Central Texas community for an amazing display of selfless service from the Rotary Club of Bee Cave – Spicewood.
The RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award recognizes the selfless community efforts and philanthropy of Austin-area service clubs through length, magnitude or impact of service – by highlighting “special” organizations and telling their stories, we believe that others will be inspired to make our community a better place. Award nominees may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and are voted on by a selection committee according to the following criteria:
- Length of Service
- Magnitude of Service
- Special One-Time Event
This was the eleventh RecognizeGood Lighthouse Award presented to an Austin-area service organization. Previous award winners include University Hills Optimist Club, Sertoma of Round Rock, Rotary Club of Lakeway / Lake Travis, Austin Downtown Founders Lions Club, Town & Country Optimists Club, Northwest Austin Kiwanis, Round Rock Kiwanis, Junior League of Austin, The Exchange Club of Austin, and Rotary Club of West Austin. Thanks to Lighthouse program sponsor iRex Group, Ltd. for their generosity and active support of this program!