Dr. Roger Brown sworn in as Lake Houston Rotary’s 2024-25 president!

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 19, 2024
 
Dr. Roger Brown was sworn in as the new 2024-2025 president of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area by Rotary District 5890 Governor Nancy Anderson on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The celebration dinner and ceremony were held with family, friends and club members at the The Walden on Lake Houston Golf & Country Club in Atascocita. Other club officers, board members and committee chairs, including those from the Summer Creek Satellite club, were also sworn in. Rotary's "year" runs from July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.
 
Dr. Roger Brown sworn in as Lake Houston Rotary’s 2024-25 president! Bruce Wood 2024-06-19 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Roger Brown,Jim Polomsky,Juan Aybar

Rotary Global Scholar Update for Gwen Hummel

Posted by by Bruce Wood for Bill Davis on Jun 14, 2024
 
Delighted to have received confirmation from The Rotary Foundation that Gwen Hummel's application for a $39,000 scholarship has been approved. Gwen Hummel is currently a PhD student at Baylor College of Medicine, where she studies the microbiome as a mechanism to prevent preterm birth, the leading cause of neonatal death in the world. She is an advocate for including patient voices and participation in research, as well as educating the next generation of scientists. As a first-generation college student, Gwen is familiar with the barriers and challenges that students new to science and medicine face, especially women from rural communities. 
 
Rotary Global Scholar Update for Gwen Hummel by Bruce Wood for Bill Davis 2024-06-14 05:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Gwen Hummel

Rotary’s 2024 Corvette Raffle’s grand prize winner is Felipe Anzola!

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 16, 2024

Felipe Anzola, of Humble, Texas is the 2024 grand prize winner in Lake Houston Rotary’s Corvette Charity Raffle. Congratulations Felipe! He is pictured here (right) with Cole Robbins of Robbins Chevrolet accepting the keys to his new, 2024 Corvette Stingray Coupe 1LT. Robbins Chevrolet in Humble is Lake Houston Rotary’s major raffle sponsor. There was a total of 1,094 tickets sold for this year’s raffle. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to help worthy non-profits.
 
Rotary’s 2024 Corvette Raffle’s grand prize winner is Felipe Anzola! Bruce Wood 2024-05-16 05:00:00Z 0 Cole Robbins,Felipe Anzola,Rotary Corvette Raffle,Rotary Raffle,robbins chevrolet
Lake Houston Rotary Raffle Winners! Bruce Wood 2024-05-11 05:00:00Z 0 Corvette Raffle,Rotary Raffle

Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament cut short by severe weather

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 02, 2024

Rotary’s Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 2nd at the Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble was cut short by severe weather (heavy rain and lightning). Shown here are many of the Rotarian volunteers who helped set up and run the tournament before it was called. The Rotary Corvette Raffle scheduled to be drawn after the tournament was postponed until May 11th.
 
Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament cut short by severe weather Bruce Wood 2024-05-02 05:00:00Z 0 Corvette Raffle,Danny Contreras,Eric Gomez,Rotary Raffle

Rotary's Corvette Raffle Drawing Postponed Due to Rain!

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 02, 2024


Due to today's severe weather, Rotary's Corvette Raffle drawing, originally scheduled for the end of our charity golf tournament, has been postponed and the tournament was canceled after the start of play. The drawing will now be held on Saturday, May 11th at noon. We're excited to announce the new location will be Robbins Chevrolet, 18611 U.S. 59 in Humble, TX.
 
Rotary's Corvette Raffle Drawing Postponed Due to Rain! Bruce Wood 2024-05-02 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Corvette Raffle,robbins chevrolet
RYE students, host parents & volunteers appreciated with dinner Bruce Wood 2024-04-21 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Youth Exchange,Susan Brodbeck


Dream big! Win a new 2024 Corvette while helping local charities too!
 

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 19, 2024

“Dream a little dream of me!” Win this new, 2024 Corvette Stingray 1LT or one of ten $250 Visa gift cards! The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win this Corvette in support of local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships. The Rotary Corvette Raffle is sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 1,264 raffle tickets were sold last year). Tickets may be purchased from any club member, at Robbins Chevrolet or securely online at www.LHArotaryraffle.com.  
 
Dream big! Win a new 2024 Corvette while helping local charities too!  Bruce Wood 2024-03-19 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,robbins chevrolet

Dream big! Win a new 2024 Corvette while helping local charities too!
 

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 19, 2024


“Dream a little dream of me!” Win this new, 2024 Corvette Stingray 1LT or one of ten $250 Visa gift cards! The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win this Corvette in support of local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships. The Rotary Corvette Raffle is sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 1,264 raffle tickets were sold last year). Tickets may be purchased from any club member, at Robbins Chevrolet or securely online at www.LHArotaryraffle.com.  
Dream big! Win a new 2024 Corvette while helping local charities too!  Bruce Wood 2024-03-19 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Rotary Raffle,robbins chevrolet

"Do good and have fun!" Play golf at the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 17, 2024


Play golf and help local charities too!  The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area invites you to “Do Good and Have Fun” by helping raise money for local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.  Rotary is seeking golfers and teams to play in Rotary's 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at the beautiful and unique Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 in Humble, TX.  (Note: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 2th instead of the 5th.)  Please join us for a great day of networking, fun, and helping wonderful causes.  Sign-up today by calling or emailing Michael Nasra at (832) 689-6145 or MNasra@HumbleISD.net.  Sponsorships are still available too.  Details at http://tinyurl.com/lharotarygolf . The Lake Houston Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity. Lake Houston Rotarians are all volunteers and 100% of net proceeds are distributed to charities and for Humble ISD student scholarships.
 
"Do good and have fun!" Play golf at the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Bruce Wood 2024-03-17 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco del Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Michael Nasra,Mike Kevlin

“Do good and have fun!” Play golf at the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament
 

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 17, 2024


Play golf and help local charities too!  The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area invites you to “Do Good and Have Fun” by helping raise money for local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.  Rotary is seeking golfers and teams to play in Rotary's 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at the beautiful and unique Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 in Humble, TX.  (Note: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 2th instead of the 5th.)  Please join us for a great day of networking, fun, and helping wonderful causes.  Sign-up today by calling or emailing Michael Nasra at (832) 689-6145 or MNasra@HumbleISD.net.  Sponsorships are still available too.  Details at http://tinyurl.com/lharotarygolf . The Lake Houston Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity. Lake Houston Rotarians are all volunteers and 100% of net proceeds are distributed to charities and for Humble ISD student scholarships.
 
“Do good and have fun!” Play golf at the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament  Bruce Wood 2024-03-17 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco del Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Michael Nasra,Mike Kevlin





“Do good and have fun!” Play golf at the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament
 

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 17, 2024

Play golf and help local charities too!  The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area invites you to “Do Good and Have Fun” by helping raise money for local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.  Rotary is seeking golfers and teams to play in Rotary's 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at the beautiful and unique Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 in Humble, TX.  (Note: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 2th instead of the 5th.)  Please join us for a great day of networking, fun, and helping wonderful causes.  Sign-up today by calling or emailing Michael Nasra at (832) 689-6145 or MNasra@HumbleISD.net.  Sponsorships are still available too.  Details at http://tinyurl.com/lharotarygolf . The Lake Houston Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity. Lake Houston Rotarians are all volunteers and 100% of net proceeds are distributed to charities and for Humble ISD student scholarships.
“Do good and have fun!” Play golf at the Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament  Bruce Wood 2024-03-17 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco del Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Michael Nasra,Mike Kevlin

Lake Houston Family YMCA provides programs for 6,500 families

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 13, 2024

Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area club president Juan Aybar (left) welcomes guest speaker and club member Jessica Penney, executive director of the Lake Houston Family YMCA. Ms. Penney spoke to club members and guests and explained the many community programs provided by the YMCA. “The YMCA impacts about 6,500 families in the Lake Houston area,” she said. Each year, the Lake Houston Family YMCA raises funds to ensure they can continue to strengthen the community through programs focused on preventing chronic disease, eliminating drownings and improving the academic performance of our youth.“
 
Lake Houston Family YMCA provides programs for 6,500 families Bruce Wood 2024-03-13 05:00:00Z 0 Jessica Penney,Juan Aybar,Lake Houston Family YMCA

Dr. Isis Mejias, Rotary Global Grant Scholar, makes a difference

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 01, 2024


The science of water - Rotary Global scholar, Dr. Isis Mejias, dedicates her education and expertise to providing an essential human need. Isis is a remarkable example of having a passion for changing the world through her relentless dedication to helping others through Rotary service. Dr. Mejias was helped along in her journey by Rotarian Bill Davis from the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area.
 
Dr. Isis Mejias, Rotary Global Grant Scholar, makes a difference Bruce Wood 2024-03-01 06:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Dr. Isis Mejias

Rotarians help “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” build beds for kids without one

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 24, 2024

Lake Houston Rotarians, family, and friends gathered together with other community volunteers at Sleep in Heavenly Peace in north Houston on February 24th to build beds for area children who don’t have a bed of their own. These volunteers built cargo style bunk beds by manning 15 different work stations. Each station has a specialty including carrying lumber to the other work stations, sawing, drilling, sanding, assembling and branding the individual pieces used to assemble the bed.
 
Rotarians help “Sleep in Heavenly Peace” build beds for kids without one Bruce Wood 2024-02-24 06:00:00Z 0 Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Dr. Bob Cassidy celebrates 50 years in Lake Houston Rotary

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 01, 2024


Dr. Bob Cassidy was celebrated for his 50 years of being a Rotarian on Thursday evening, Feb. 1st! Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members and family gathered at The Creativity Shell in Kingwood to share a meal and stories about “Dr. Bob” (as he is affectionately known). Several members shared favorite stories about Dr. Bob (the story about the duck and perfect attendance was particularly funny).
 
Dr. Bob Cassidy celebrates 50 years in Lake Houston Rotary Bruce Wood 2024-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 Dr. Bob Cassidy,Laurie Polomsky,Valerie Copley
FFA students need your bid at the Humble ISD Livestock Show & Auction Bruce Wood 2024-01-10 06:00:00Z 0 FFA,Humble ISD Livestock Show and Auction
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Bruce Wood 2023-12-30 06:00:00Z 0
MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Rotary Club of West Lake Houston area  Bruce Wood 2023-12-25 06:00:00Z 0 CHRISTMAS

Rotary provides nearly $85,000 in grants to local charities

Posted by Bruce Wood on Nov 01, 2023
 
Representatives from seventeen Lake Houston area charities were presented with nearly $85,000 in oversized “checks” from the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area during the club’s 2023-2024 Grants and Sponsors Appreciation Luncheon held November 1st at Humble ISD’s James Eggers Instructional Support Center in Kingwood. Many (but not all) of the non-profits and Rotary sponsors are pictured here after the luncheon in front of the support center. Lake Houston Rotary Club president Juan Aybar is standing on the top row, far right. Check presenter Pam McNair, Lake Houston Rotary Foundation chair and board director, is pictured in the front row, center, in the gold jacket.
 
Rotary provides nearly $85,000 in grants to local charities Bruce Wood 2023-11-01 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Roger Brown,Eric Gomez,Grants and Sponsors Appreciation Luncheon,Juan Aybar,Pam McNair,Valerie Copley

Rotarians build 40 children’s beds so “No kid sleeps on the floor”

Posted by Bruce Wood on Sep 27, 2023


Rotarians and other community volunteers donated their time and skills last Saturday morning to saw, drill, sand and stain 40 Cargo-style children’s beds for the non-profit Sleep in Heavenly Peace in north Houston. The finished beds will be delivered and assembled by volunteers when they are delivered to low-income Humble area homes where children are sleeping on the floor or sofa and don't have their own bed. Lake Houston Rotary donated the funds to help cover the cost of materials.
 
Rotarians build 40 children’s beds so “No kid sleeps on the floor” Bruce Wood 2023-09-27 05:00:00Z 0 Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Local charity helps women put their lives back together

Posted by Bruce Wood on Aug 02, 2023


Charity Fyke, Oaks of Righteousness director of operations (left) and Stephanie Grey, Oaks house manager, are thanked by Lake Houston Rotary club president Juan Aybar for sharing the work of their charity in the community. This small faith-based non-profit is making a difference in the lives of women ex-offenders with their rehabilitation program. Ms. Fyke shared how their charity is helping women recently released from prison to stay that way and become productive citizens.
 
Local charity helps women put their lives back together Bruce Wood 2023-08-02 05:00:00Z 0 Charity Fyke,Juan Aybar,Oaks of Righteousness,Stephanie Gray

Rep. Cunningham shares 2023 legislative update

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jul 26, 2023


Lake Houston Rotary Club president Juan Aybar (left) welcomes Texas House Representative Charles Cunningham to the club's regular Wednesday luncheon meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA on July 26th. Rep. Conningham discussed some of the results from the 88th Texas Legislative Session that just recently concluded. Of particular interest were the reductions to property taxes. He also explained how a bill passes through the legislature to be sent to the governor and become law.
 
Rep. Cunningham shares 2023 legislative update Bruce Wood 2023-07-26 05:00:00Z 0 Juan Aybar,Rep. Charles Cunningham

Lake Houston Rotary ushers in new leaders for 2023-2024

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jul 01, 2023


2022-2023 Lake Houston Rotary Club president, Eric Gomez (right), receives his plaque marking the end of his Rotary presidency effective June 30th from incoming 2023-2024 club President Juan Aybar. Leadership of the community service club was also passed to President Aybar at the club's Annual Installation Dinner last month. Outgoing club officers and board members were also given recognition and thanks from Mr. Gomez. New club officers and board members were sworn in by Dr. Tom Kelchner, Rotary District 5890 Governor nominee.
 
Lake Houston Rotary ushers in new leaders for 2023-2024 Bruce Wood 2023-07-01 05:00:00Z 0 Adam Shepherd,Dr. Destry Dokes,Dr. Roger Brown,Dr. Tom Kelchner,Eric Gomez,Juan Aybar

Lake Houston Rotary will not meet for lunch on June 28th or July 5th

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 28, 2023


Lake Houston Rotary will not meet for lunch on June 28th or July 5th. The club is installing new officers and board members on June 28th during a private dinner meeting and the club is "dark" July 5 due to the 4th of July holiday. Have a great 4th and we hope to see you at our next regular Noon luncheon meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA on July 12th.
 
Lake Houston Rotary will not meet for lunch on June 28th or July 5th Bruce Wood 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Dream “home” comes true for firefighters seeking cancer treatments

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 21, 2023
 
Captain Ponce-Lopez explains to Lake Houston Rotarians that he often receives calls from firefighters looking for an inexpensive place to stay while they are in Houston receiving cancer treatments at the Texas Medical Center. In 2009, Captain Ponce-Lopez saw the need for a small home for ill or injured firefighters visiting Houston for treatment. His idea became a charity called the Texas Firefighters Home and it has grown with the help of his University Rotary Club to include two leased apartments that are made available to first responders in need of housing while seeking treatment at the Texas Medical Center. The need is there for them to grow again and he is asking for your help. 
 
Dream “home” comes true for firefighters seeking cancer treatments Bruce Wood 2023-06-21 05:00:00Z 0 Captain Homero Ponce-Lopez.,Texas Firefighters Home

J's House for troubled foster kids coming to Lake Houston

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 07, 2023


There’s a new non-profit currently organizing in Kingwood with a heart to help foster children suffering from severe emotional trauma. It’s called “J’s House”. The new charity’s board chair, Adam Pieknik, (right) was introduced by the club president, Eric Gomez. Mr. Pieknik spoke to Lake Houston Rotarians about J's House's goals to serve foster children in a new 24/7 residential treatment center (RTC). The charity is actively seeking a location for their center.
 
J's House for troubled foster kids coming to Lake Houston Bruce Wood 2023-06-07 05:00:00Z 0 Adam Pieknik,Eric Gomez,J's House

Update from Rotary Global Scholar Sally Yan at Cambridge University

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 06, 2023


It's not all work and no play for Rotary Global Scholar Sally Yan. She has continued with some of her favorite extracurricular activities and hobbies. She made it onto the Cambridge University Dancesport Team and she's been training and competing in Latin and Ballroom dance with them since October. Back in February, she competed at the Intervarsity Dance Competition--the national collegiate ballroom competition in the U.K., where our team took home second place. 
 
Update from Rotary Global Scholar Sally Yan at Cambridge University Bruce Wood 2023-06-06 05:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Rotary Global Scholar,Sally Yan
Global Scholar Dr. Chris Wong, new Baylor College of Medicine graduate Bruce Wood 2023-06-01 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Chris Wong,Rotary Global Scholar

The Winner of Rotary's 2023 Corvette Raffle is Patricia "Pat" Guard

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 14, 2023
 
Congratulations to Patricia "Pat" Guard (center), winner of Rotary's 2023 Corvette Raffle! Pat is now the proud owner of a new, torch red, 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe 1LT. Pat is pictured here with Lake Houston Rotary Club President Eric Gomez (left) and Rotary Corvette Raffle Sponsor Cole Robbins, CEO of Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. (Photo courtesy of The Forest Image magazine)
 
The Winner of Rotary's 2023 Corvette Raffle is Patricia "Pat" Guard Bruce Wood 2023-05-14 05:00:00Z 0 Cole Robbins,Eric Gomez,Pat Guard,Rotary Corvette Raffle,robbins chevrolet

Students help big heroes by building tiny homes

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 10, 2023
 
Humble ISD high school students help build tiny homes for homeless veterans and learn new skills while doing it. These veterans are provided a sense of community and safety when they are provided with an opportunity to live in one of these student built tiny homes and get off living on the streets of Houston.
Students help big heroes by building tiny homes Bruce Wood 2023-05-10 05:00:00Z 0 James Gaylord,Missi Taylor

Help local charities and win a 2023 Corvette Stingray Coupe too

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 05, 2023


HURRY! Win this new, 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray 1LT or one of ten $250 Visa gift cards! Raffle ends on Saturday, May 13th at Noon. The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win this Corvette in support of local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships. Watch the raffle live at Robbins Chevrolet in Humble at Noon on May 13th. Tickets may be purchased from any Lake Houston Rotarian or online at www.LHARotaryRaffle.com.
 
Help local charities and win a 2023 Corvette Stingray Coupe too Bruce Wood 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Corvette Raffle

Having fun and doing good at Rotary's Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 05, 2023
 
One-hundred forty-four players had fun and helped raise money for worthy charities and Humble ISD student scholarships on Thursday, May 4th at the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area’s fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament (celebrated a day early!) at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble.
 
Having fun and doing good at Rotary's Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Bruce Wood 2023-05-05 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Eric Gomez,Michael Nasra

Last call for golfers! Have fun and raise money for local charities

Posted by Bruce Wood on Apr 25, 2023
 
Last call for golfers! Have fun and support local charities and student scholarships by playing in Rotary's Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 4th at Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble. We still have 2 or 3 team spots left and singles are welcomed too (we'll match you up). $500 per team or $125 per individual. Shotgun start is 8 a.m. Contact Michael Nasra at (832) 689-6145 or mnasra@humbleisd.net to sign up. https://lharotary.com/1794/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=golf-tournament Please share this post with your golfing friends! #lakehoustonrotary #tour18
 
Last call for golfers! Have fun and raise money for local charities Bruce Wood 2023-04-25 05:00:00Z 0 Michael Nasra

World Immunization Week is April 24-30 Help end polio now!

Posted by Bruce Wood on Apr 23, 2023


World Immunization Week is April 24-30. Help Rotary to defeat POLIO and save lives. Rotary International’s work on polio eradication is proof that vaccines save lives. 3 billion children have been vaccinated against polio and the cases of polio have been reduced by 99.9% since 1988. It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. Help us by donating to END POLIO for good.  https://lharotary.com/donate

 
World Immunization Week is April 24-30 Help end polio now! Bruce Wood 2023-04-23 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,World Immunization Week

14 youth exchange students attend host family appreciation dinner

Posted by Bruce Wood on Apr 16, 2023
 
Fourteen Rotary Youth Exchange students attending Houston area high schools meet all together, many for the first time, during Rotary District 5890's Host Family Appreciation Dinner at the Lake Houston Family YMCA in Kingwood on Sunday, April 16, 2023. Students' host families were treated to dinner and recognition for all they do to make the foreign exchange students, representing eleven countries, feel at home and experience living in the United States. If you'd like to find out more about being an exchange student from the U.S. to a foreign county visit: https://lharotary.com/sitepage/rye
 
14 youth exchange students attend host family appreciation dinner Bruce Wood 2023-04-16 05:00:00Z 0 Andre Ferreira,Mindi Synder,RYE,Sandra Gasdanaduy-Collison,Susan Broadbeck

Rotary converts student FFA livestock into food donations to local charities

Posted by Bruce Wood on Apr 04, 2023


The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area had two steers and five pigs they purchased from Humble FFA students during the Humble ISD Livestock Show and Auction. The club had the livestock processed for a total of 1,520 lbs. of beef and 585 lbs. of pork suitable for public consumption this year. The following non-profits received meat donations from Rotary on April 3rd: Humble Area Assistance Ministries (H.A.A.M), Family Time, Family Promise (shown in photo), Mission North East, and The Village Centers. This stretched Rotary donations to help students and local charities.
 
Rotary converts student FFA livestock into food donations to local charities Bruce Wood 2023-04-04 05:00:00Z 0 Danny Contreras,Eric Gomez,Kathy Lemman,Pam McNair

Chris Wong, Rotary Global Scholar Update

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 17, 2023
 
This update was sent to Bill Davis from Rotary Global Scholar Chris Wong - Chris was a Rotary Global Scholar studying at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on a $30,000 scholarship funded by Rotary District 5890 in Texas with host club Enfield Chase in London and International partner Pasadena Club in Houston. Chris is returning to Texas to finish his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine.   Note: Bill is a Rotary Cadre Technical Advisor and a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area.
 
Chris Wong, Rotary Global Scholar Update Bruce Wood 2023-03-17 05:00:00Z 0 Chris Wong,Rotary Global Scholar

Rotary District 5890 Governor Mindi Snyder sends “Thanks!”

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 10, 2023


Attending the Houston Rodeo with a group of District 5890 Rotarians and other Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) students were three Lake Houston Rotary Club’s RYE students for this year. They are "Jay" Jaehyeok from South Korea attending Kingwood Park High School, Barbara from Italy attending Atascocita High School and Andre from Brazil attending Kingwood High School.
 
Rotary District 5890 Governor Mindi Snyder sends “Thanks!” Bruce Wood 2023-03-10 06:00:00Z 0 Genevieve Rowland,Houston Rodeo,Mindi Snyder

Win a new 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe LT1 and help worthy charities too

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 01, 2023
 
Win this new, 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe 1LT or one of ten $250 Visa gift cards! The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win this Corvette in support of local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships. The Rotary Corvette Raffle is sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 3,000 tickets will be printed (only 1,115 tickets were sold last year). Tickets may be purchased from any club member, at Robbins Chevrolet or securely online at www.LHArotaryraffle.com.   (Photo courtesy of Robbins Chevrolet.)
 
Win a new 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe LT1 and help worthy charities too Bruce Wood 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0 Rotary Corvette Raffle

Over $85,000 granted to local charities and student scholarships

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 01, 2023


Local charities and Humble ISD representatives display oversized “checks” they received from the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area during the club’s annual Grants and Sponsors Appreciation Luncheon held at the Lake Houston Family YMCA in March. Also pictured are business sponsors who support the Rotary program. Rotary distributed over $85,000 to eighteen charities including a check from Rotary District 5890. Club President Eric Gomez is on the far right in a blue Rotary shirt. Pam McNair, grants committee chair, is in the back row center also wearing a blue Rotary shirt.  -  Photo by Rotarian Pat Guard, courtesy of The Forest Image magazine.
 
Over $85,000 granted to local charities and student scholarships Bruce Wood 2023-03-01 06:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Grants and Sponsors Appreciation Luncheon,Pam McNair

Rotary seeks sponsors for Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 21, 2023


Rotary is celebrating its third annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament this year at Tour 18 Golf Course on Thursday, May 4th. Businesses are snapping up golf sponsorships but there are still several in which to choose. "Do Good AND Have Fun" by promoting your business (and playing golf) at this annual fundraising golf tournament. Money raised goes towards local charities. Rotarian volunteers (shown here from last year's tournament) help to keep costs down and maximize the money we can provide to local charities.
 
Rotary seeks sponsors for Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Bruce Wood 2023-02-21 06:00:00Z 0 Michael Nasra,Mike Kevlin

Humble ISD scholarship available for first generation college bound

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 06, 2023


The Thomas and Eno Nwoko Educational Foundation Scholarship (TENEF USA) is pleased to announce the commencement of the First in Family College Bound Scholarship for 2022/2023 academic year. The First in Family College Bound Scholarship is one of TENEF USA’s educational support programs designed to support youths from under served communities and motivate them to aspire for higher educational opportunities despite any environmental limitations they might be facing.
 
Humble ISD scholarship available for first generation college bound Bruce Wood 2023-02-06 06:00:00Z 0 Humble ISD Foundation,Thomas and Eno Nwoko Educational Foundation Scholarship

Special needs children had fun during Special Kids Day at Humble Rodeo

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 02, 2023


A Humble Rodeo clown greets Humble ISD special needs children during Special Kids Day & Tour at the Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-off at the Humble Civic Center Pavilion on February 2, 2023. The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area provides volunteers and manages a fund set-up by Rotarian and event founders Glenn Redmon and his wife, Karla to sponsor the event. Photo courtesy of Pat Guard and The Forest Image Magazine.
 
Special needs children had fun during Special Kids Day at Humble Rodeo Bruce Wood 2023-02-02 06:00:00Z 0 Humble Rodeo,Special Kids Day

New Rotarian, Dr. Kayla Price, shares her passion for the natives of Panama

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 01, 2023


Lake Houston Rotary President Eric Gomez congratulates new member Dr. Kayla Price on her presentation of her passion for the native peoples of Panama and to the studying of their language. The presentation was to members on the club during their first meeting of February. Since she is a new member, Ms. Price also introduced herself to the members by sharing her personal and professional story.
 
New Rotarian, Dr. Kayla Price, shares her passion for the natives of Panama Bruce Wood 2023-02-01 06:00:00Z 0 Dr. Kayla Price,Dulegaya,Eric Gomez,Panama

Sunni Baker of Kingwood is inducted into Lake Houston Rotary

Posted by Bruce Wood, Kat Sison, Laurie Polomsky and Jim Polomsky on Jan 25, 2023


2023-2024 President-elect Juan Aybar welcomes new member Sunni Baker into the Lake Houston Rotary Club at Wednesday's regular meeting on January 25, 2023 at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, in Kingwood. After reading a Rotary magazine last year, she knew Rotary was the right place for her to meet like-minded and caring community members.
 
Sunni Baker of Kingwood is inducted into Lake Houston Rotary Bruce Wood, Kat Sison, Laurie Polomsky and Jim Polomsky 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0 Jim Polomsky,Juan Aybar,Kathleen Sison,Sunni Baker

Rotary Youth Exchange student, Barbara Sanna, shares her story

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jan 25, 2023


Rotary Youth Exchange student Barbara Sanna is greeted by Juan Aybar, Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area president-elect, after she spoke to members of the club last week about her native country, Italy, and her experiences here in Houston, Texas. Rotary Youth Exchange sends and receives students aged 15-19 to over 100 countries and receives foreign students to live here for up to a full academic year. They attend local schools and stay with multiple host families during their year. Shorter term exchanges last up to three months. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, develop lifelong leadership skills, and build lasting friendships with other young people from around the world. 
 
Rotary Youth Exchange student, Barbara Sanna, shares her story Bruce Wood 2023-01-25 06:00:00Z 0 Barbara Sanna,Kathleen Sison,RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange

FAA students provide update on Humble Livestock Show and Auction

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jan 18, 2023


FAA students from five Humble ISD high schools spoke this past week to Lake Houston Rotarians about the Livestock Show and Auction coming to the Humble Civic Center on Saturday, January 28th to Friday, February 3rd.  Pictured here from left to right are Eric Gomez, Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area President; Addyson Hughes, Sconzo Early College High; Saniyah Johnson, Humble High; Mackenzie Terrell, Kingwood Park High; Josie Johnston - Kingwood High; Zoe Kelley - Atascocita High; and Larkin Le Sueur – Humble ISD Director of Career & Technical Education.
 
FAA students provide update on Humble Livestock Show and Auction Bruce Wood 2023-01-18 06:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,FAA,Humble ISD,Larkin Le Sueur

Humble ISD students named to Junior Rotarian Program

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jan 11, 2023

New Junior Rotarians for 2023 from Humble ISD high schools were introduced to Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members at their regular Wednesday luncheon meeting on January 11 at the Lake Houston Family YMCA. Pictured here with this year’s Junior Rotarians (standing, left to right) are: Sophia Leigh and Trey McGlaun, Atascocita High; Claryssa Mitchell, Humble High; Liliana Mandujano and Christopher Kuhlmann, Sconzo Early College High; Saj Gunner and Lorenzo Collazo, Summer Creek High; Avonte Jones, Humble High; Matthew Morris, Kingwood High; (seated, left to right) Reese Shaw, Kingwood Park High; JR committee members Christy Tarkington and Jennifer Karlstrom; Addie Colescott, Kingwood Park High; and Ellie Neuman, Kingwood High.
 
Humble ISD students named to Junior Rotarian Program Bruce Wood 2023-01-11 06:00:00Z 0 Bonnie Longnion,Christy Tarkington,Dr. Guy Sconzo,Jennifer Karlstrom,Junior Rotarian Program
Visiting Rotarian shares The Tea Leaf Project in Sri Lanka Bruce Wood 2023-01-04 06:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Johann Tuohy,Rotary Club of Margate,Sri Lanka

Rotary float in Rose Parade wins Princess award

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jan 03, 2023
 
In case you missed it, local Rotary Clubs from around the world were represented by Rotary International’s award-winning float in the Rose Parade on January 2, 2023.  The Rose Parade is televised to millions worldwide.
This year Rotary’s float won the Princess Trophy Award. This award is given to the float with the most outstanding floral presentation for a float under 35 feet.
 
Rotary float in Rose Parade wins Princess award Bruce Wood 2023-01-03 06:00:00Z 0 Rose Parade

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted by Bruce Wood on Dec 25, 2022
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area!
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! Bruce Wood 2022-12-25 06:00:00Z 0

Attn: Guests and visiting Rotarians

Posted by Bruce Wood on Dec 06, 2022
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area will not meet at the Lake Houston Family YMCA again until January 4, 2023. Our apologies to potential guests and visiting Rotarians. Club members will be meeting the rest of December for our club's Christmas Party on Dec. 8th, and for volunteer opportunities with the H.A.A.M. Toy Store on Dec. 15th and bell ringing with the Salvation Army on Dec. 17th. We are "dark" the balance of December due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays.  MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
Attn: Guests and visiting Rotarians Bruce Wood 2022-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

Update from Rotary Global Scholar Aanchal Thadani from London

Posted by Bruce Wood on Nov 29, 2022
 
Rotarian Bill Davis has shared the following update from Rotary Global Scholar Aanchal Thadani. She’s attending the London School of Economics on a $30,000 Rotary scholarship. (Note: Aanchal was the club’s guest speaker earlier last February.) Aanchal is a student at Baylor College of Medicine, class of 2024, pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine.  Aanchal (center) is pictured here during a day trip to Bath with school friends.
 
Update from Rotary Global Scholar Aanchal Thadani from London Bruce Wood 2022-11-29 06:00:00Z 0 Aanchal Thadani,Bill Davis,Rotary Global Scholar

        PLEASE NOTE

 
 
Attention Visitors and Guests:
 
We will NOT be meeting at the YMCA on Wed. 11-09-22.
Members only will be touring a new school facility instead.

 
We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause visiting Rotarians or guests.
We'll return to the "Y" next week at 11:45 a.m. for our regular Wednesday meeting.
 
        PLEASE NOTE Bruce Wood 2022-11-09 06:00:00Z 0

You can help to end polio now!

Posted by Bruce Wood on Oct 24, 2022


The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area joins Rotary International and Rotary Clubs all over the world in the fight to eliminate polio.Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. Today, October 24th, is World Polio Day but you can make a difference any day by making a donation to fight polio. Every dollar helps. It takes just $3 to fully protect a child against polio.
 
You can help to end polio now! Bruce Wood 2022-10-24 05:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now

Help women & children of Guatemala and enjoy premium coffee too

Posted by Bruce Wood on Oct 19, 2022
 
Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area President, Eric Gomez, introduced the club’s guest speaker, Kim Rogers, founder of non-profit “Heart for Guatemala”. Ms. Rogers explained in a talk with Lake Houston Rotarians that every bag of Heart for Guatemala coffee is grown, harvested and roasted by a consortium of all female coffee growers. When you order a bag of their single-source specialty gourmet coffee, you are directly improving the lives of women, children and their families in Guatemala. Shop at: https://www.heartforguatemala.org/shop
 
Help women & children of Guatemala and enjoy premium coffee too Bruce Wood 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Kim Rogers,Shannon Carr

Help the women and children of Guatemala & enjoy premium coffee
 

Posted by Bruce Wood on Oct 19, 2022
 
Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area President, Eric Gomez, introduced the club’s guest speaker, Kim Rogers, founder of non-profit “Heart for Guatemala”. Ms. Rogers explained in a talk with Lake Houston Rotarians that every bag of Heart for Guatemala coffee is grown, harvested and roasted by a consortium of all female coffee growers. When you order a bag of their single-source specialty gourmet coffee, you are directly improving the lives of women, children and their families in Guatemala. To order visit: https://www.heartforguatemala.org/shop   (Photo by Shannon Carr)
 
Help the women and children of Guatemala & enjoy premium coffee  Bruce Wood 2022-10-19 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Heart for Guatemala,Kim Rogers,Shannon Carr

HAAM helps low to moderate income families and individuals in crisis

Posted by Bruce Wood on Sep 28, 2022
 
Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area President Eric Gomez thanks guest speaker Tiffany Stafford, Development Director, Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) with a literal token of the club's thanks for her presentation explaining the many programs HAAM provides to local low and moderate income families in financial crisis.
 
HAAM helps low to moderate income families and individuals in crisis Bruce Wood 2022-09-28 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,HAAM,Humble Area Assistance Ministries,Tiffany Stafford

Alzheimer’s kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined

Posted by Bruce Wood on Sep 07, 2022
 
Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area President Eric Gomez thanks Sarah Winkler of the Houston area Alzheimer’s Association for her eye-opening presentation on how to prevent or slow the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. She also provided an update of on current research and info about our local “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” walk-a-thon.
 
Alzheimer’s kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined Bruce Wood 2022-09-07 05:00:00Z 0 Alzheimer's Association,Eric Gomez,Sarah Winkler,Walk to End Alzheimer's

Rotary Global Grant Scholar Updates from Lexi Farr

Posted by Bruce Wood and Bill Davis on Aug 04, 2022
Captain Lexi (Barr) Farr with daughter Isla
 
Rotarian Bill Davis, Global Scholarship Committee District 5910, has requested we share the following updates from Rotary Global Grant Scholar Lexi Farr. Alexi Farr (Barr) graduated from U.S. Military Academy at West Point in May 2017, and attended University of Edinburgh on her Rotary scholarship, graduating with a MSc in Data Science in 2018. She returned to the United States and worked as a Military Intelligence Officer in the US Army. Lexi completed her first assignment as a data scientist for the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade. Her report follows:
 
 
Rotary Global Grant Scholar Updates from Lexi Farr Bruce Wood and Bill Davis 2022-08-04 05:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Lexi Farr,Rotary Global Scholar,University of Edinburgh

Local help for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD)

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jul 27, 2022
 
Eric Gomez, Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area 2022-2023 President, welcomes two guest speakers from the Village Learning Centers. They are director of development, Jessica Morales, and Nicole Wedin, director of vocation programming.  They shared what the non-profit Village Centers is doing to help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the northeast Houston area.
 
Local help for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) Bruce Wood 2022-07-27 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Jessica Morales,Nicole Wedin,The Village Learning Centers

Help send soldiers customized care packages and have fun too

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jul 20, 2022
 
Lindsey Rogers, Director of Operations of Boots 4 Troops, is thanked by Eric Gomez, Lake Houston Rotary club president, for her presentation to club members regarding her non-profit organization’s programs for active-duty soldiers and veterans. They provide custom care packages, military spouse education scholarships, travel assistance home, service dogs and honoring veterans programs.
 
Help send soldiers customized care packages and have fun too Bruce Wood 2022-07-20 05:00:00Z 0 Boots 4 Troops,Eric Gomez,Lindsey Rogers

Presidential Aloha to Eric and Thank You for Kathy

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jul 17, 2022


Lake Houston Rotarians gathered last Thursday evening at Walden on Lake Houston Country Club in Humble to hold their annual president and officers installation dinner. Completing her successful 2021-2022 year as club president was Kathy Lemman. She congratulated incoming president Eric Gomez and handed him the gavel for the club's 2022-2023 year.
 
Presidential Aloha to Eric and Thank You for Kathy Bruce Wood 2022-07-17 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Kathleen Sison,Kathy Lemman,Sonia Garcia

Rotary will NOT meet on Wednesday, July 13th

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jul 12, 2022
 
Rotary will NOT meet at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13th due to the club's annual installation dinner being held on Thursday, July 14th for incoming officers. Members are encouraged to attend the installation dinner. RSVP to Valerie if you have not already done so.
 
We’ll resume our regular weekly luncheon meetings at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20th at the Lake Houston Family YMCA in Kingwood. Visitors interested in learning more about Lake Houston Rotary are welcome.
 
Rotary will NOT meet on Wednesday, July 13th Bruce Wood 2022-07-12 05:00:00Z 0 Installation dinner

Students learn leadership skills and have fun too

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 29, 2022
 
Eight local high school students, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, shared their recent experiences attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp with Lake Houston Rotarians. RYLA is an intensive leadership experience where students develop their skills as a leader while having fun, making connections and lasting friendships.
 
Students learn leadership skills and have fun too Bruce Wood 2022-06-29 05:00:00Z 0 Felippe LaRotta,Mindi Synder,RYE,RYLA,Susan Brodbeck

New District Gov. Mindi Snyder to speak at LHA Rotary

Posted on Jun 28, 2022
 
Rotary District 5890 Governor Mindi Snyder will speak to Lake Houston Rotarians on Wednesday, June 29 at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. (inside the YMCA) in Kingwood. The lunch meeting starts at 11:45 a.m. Mindi is shouwn here with her husband Jeff. The club will also welcome the club’s RYLA attendees for the year to share their experiences.  Photo Courtesy of Rotary District 5890.
 
New District Gov. Mindi Snyder to speak at LHA Rotary Bruce Wood 2022-06-28 05:00:00Z 0 Jeff Snyder,Mindi Snyder,RYLA,Rotary District 5890
When your autistic child becomes an “adult” where do you turn for help? Bruce Wood 2022-06-22 05:00:00Z 0 Including Kids,Inspire ND,Jennifer Dantzler,Kathy Lemman

Houston Welcomes 2022 Rotary International Convention

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jun 03, 2022
 
The Rotary International Convention is always an exciting event that brings together members from around the world in a vibrant display of Rotary’s global diversity — the core of our strength. This year, the anticipation and sense of celebration are even more intense.
After holding two conventions virtually because of COVID-19, Rotary’s global member network will again gather in person and Discover New Horizons in Houston, Texas, USA, 4-8 June. The 2022 convention will be our first to combine virtual and in-person elements.
 
Houston Welcomes 2022 Rotary International Convention Bruce Wood 2022-06-03 05:00:00Z 0 2022 Rotary International Convention

Service Project Funding Applications Due by July 1, 2022

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 24, 2022
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is now accepting applications from non-profit charitable organizations for service project funding for the club's 2022-2023 fiscal year. Fund requests must be submitted no later than July 1, 2022.

All applications for Project Funding as well as Service Hours, (Rotarians participating and providing service), are to be submitted to the Club Community Giving Chair.  Applications can be submitted electronically. All areas of the application must be filled out for consideration of request. Funding is not available to political campaigns or religious organizations, and will not be awarded to support general operating funds.  Funds must be for a specific project.

 
Please plan ahead to your needs for the entire Rotary year; fundraising events such as car raffle, fun runs, gala’s, golf tournaments, etc.  Our funds are earned by our fundraisers in May and distribution is completed by October.  Once funds have been allocated, there isn’t any more room in Rotary's budget for last minute requests.
 
Once your application has been submitted, the Club Community Giving Committee will review the request. The review may include a request for more information or presentation. Notification of your application status will be given to the applicant once the forms are reviewed.
 
The three-page application form (jpg format) has been included with this announcement. If you have any problems or questions with the application form, please contact Pam McNair, Lake Houston Rotary Community Giving Chair for 2022-2023 at Pam.McNair@themintbank.com.
 
Service Project Funding Applications Due by July 1, 2022 Bruce Wood 2022-05-24 05:00:00Z 0 Pam McNair,Service Project Funding Applications

Global Scholar Sally Yan shares plans to attend Cambridge University

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 11, 2022
 
“Work hard at something that means a lot to you,” said Rotary Global Scholar Sally Yan. She is a graduate of Houston’s Rice University with a B.S in Biosciences. Her Rotary Global Scholarship will send Ms. Yan to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. She’ll be participating in a nine-month full-time MPhil Health, Medicine, and Society course run jointly by the Departments of History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology. When she returns to Texas she'll start medical school.
 
Global Scholar Sally Yan shares plans to attend Cambridge University Bruce Wood 2022-05-11 05:00:00Z 0 Cambridge University,Rice University,Rotary Global Scholar,Sally Yan

Fun, prizes and awards highlighted Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 09, 2022
 
Over 130 golfers had fun and helped raise money for worthy charities and student scholarships on Thursday, May 5th at the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area’s third annual Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble. Second Place winners shown are Dwight Hooks, David Snell, Gary Englert and Chris Warford from Team Community Bank of Texas.
 
Fun, prizes and awards highlighted Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament Bruce Wood 2022-05-09 05:00:00Z 0 Chris Warford,Cinco del Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,David Snell,Dwight Hooks,Gary Englert

The Rotary Corvette Raffle grand prize winner is Floyd Barr

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 07, 2022
 
Congratulations to Floyd Barr, the 2022 Rotary Club of Lake Houston Corvette Raffle winner of a mint condition 2015 Corvette A06 Convertible 3LZ with performance package. Mr. Barr is pictured here in his Corvette grand prize. The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area wishes to thank everyone who purchased Corvette Raffle tickets to support local non-profits and student scholarships. 
 
The Rotary Corvette Raffle grand prize winner is Floyd Barr Bruce Wood 2022-05-07 05:00:00Z 0 Cole Robbins,Eric Gomez,John Mills,Kathy Lemman,Laurie Polomsky,Sonia Garcia

Rotary of Lake Houston set for fundraiser weekend

Posted by Bruce Wood, Written by David Taylor - The Observer on May 04, 2022
 
The Generation Park Block Party at Redemption Square, 250 Assay Street, Houston,  will have fun and food for the whole family. The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is the official nonprofit for the Block Party on Saturday, May 7th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be musical acts throughout the night, a beer garden, artisan market, and climaxing with a large fireworks display. Plus, Rotary will draw the winning raffle ticket for a mint condition 2015 Corvette Corvette Z06 with 3LT performance package at approximately 8:30-9 p.m. Rotary Club Foundation proceeds will be donated to worthy local charities and Humble ISD student scholarships.
 
Rotary of Lake Houston set for fundraiser weekend Bruce Wood, Written by David Taylor - The Observer 2022-05-04 05:00:00Z 0 Block Party,Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Corvette Raffle,Generation Park,Mike Kevlin,Tour 18 Golf Course

Summer season begins with Rotarian, Generation Park Block Party

Posted by Bruce Wood, Written by Tom Broad, The Tribune on Apr 26, 2022
 
Watch the public drawing for the winner of this Corvette from the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area at the Generation Park Block Party at Redemption Square on Saturday, May 7 at approximately 8:30 p.m.. The Block Party is from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and includes fun for the entire family. Purchase a chance to win this Corvette Convertible and/or one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit local charities and student scholarships through the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation and is sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet. Raffle tickets are $100. Tickets may be purchased from any club member or online at www.LHArotaryraffle.com.
 
Summer season begins with Rotarian, Generation Park Block Party Bruce Wood, Written by Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-04-26 05:00:00Z 0 Block Party,Generation Park,Ian Adler,Kathy Lemman,McCord Development,robbins chevrolet

Have fun playing golf and raise money for charity

Posted by Bruce Wood on Apr 20, 2022


Rotary's third annual 2022 Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament will be held for the second year in a row at the popular Tour 18 Golf Course, 3102 FM 1960 East in Humble, TX.. Pictured here are Rotary volunteers helping golfers to check in at last year's tournament. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Player fees are: Single player $125 (we’ll match you with a group); and Foursome team $500. Breakfast, lunch and golf cart is included. Last year’s tournament sold out with over 100 golfers so sign-up today by calling or emailing Danny Contreras at (832) 754-0702 or danielc12@gmail.com
Have fun playing golf and raise money for charity Bruce Wood 2022-04-20 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras

Victims of abuse have a champion in Shannon McGraw Carr

Posted by Bruce Wood, Written by Tom Broad, The Tribune on Apr 13, 2022
 
Shannon McGraw Carr (left) wrote “Reclaimed,” detailing how to overcome trauma and gain control of your life. She is also the author of "Redeemed" and  "Exposed," under the name of Shannon M. Deitz. She spoke to the Lake Houston Rotarians about her own traumatic experiences leading her to found Hopeful Hearts Ministries. Next to her is Rotary Club President Kathy Lemman.
 
Victims of abuse have a champion in Shannon McGraw Carr Bruce Wood, Written by Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-04-13 05:00:00Z 0 Kathy Lemman,Kingwood Catholic Magazine,Shannon McGraw Carr,hopefulheartsministry.org

Help worthy charities and get a chance to win a Corvette Z06 Convertible!

Posted by Bruce Wood on Apr 07, 2022
 
Win this Corvette! The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win a 2015 Corvette Convertible Z06 sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble and one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 2,500 tickets will be printed (only 925 tickets were sold last year). Tickets may be purchased from any club member or online at www.LHArotaryraffle.com.
 
Click on READ MORE ... for complete information about this year’s Corvette and 10 runner-up prizes! Good luck!
 
Help worthy charities and get a chance to win a Corvette Z06 Convertible! Bruce Wood 2022-04-07 05:00:00Z 0 Block Party,Cinco del Mayo Golf Tournament,Corvette Convertible,Generation Park,Rotary Raffle

A YMCA goal is to teach kids to swim

Posted by Bruce Wood - Written by Tom Broad, The Tribune on Apr 06, 2022
 
Meeting poolside at the Lake Houston Family YMCA (from left) are Eric Gomez, president-elect; President Kathy Lemman; Mike Kevlin, past president; and Talybra Hollins, community executive director at the Lake Houston Y and a Rotarian. Talybra spoke to Rotarians at their weekly luncheon meeting to explain the YMCA's Safety With Water (SAW) program and thank Rotary for its support. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
A YMCA goal is to teach kids to swim Bruce Wood - Written by Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-04-06 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Kathy Lemman,Lake Houston Family YMCA,Mike Kevlin,Safety Around Water (SAW) program,Talybra Hollins

Rotary District 5890 Global Scholar, Fatou Jallow, UPDATE

Posted by Bruce Wood, written by Fatou Jallow on Apr 05, 2022
 
Rotary District 5890 Global Scholar, Fatou Jallow, has sent Rotarian Bill Davis a status update. She has been named a Princeton in Asia Fellow in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She has deferred her Rotary Global Scholarship for 12 months. Shortly after receiving her Global Scholarship she was awarded the Princeton in Asia Fellowship. She left for Vietnam a month ago. Fatou is a native of Gambia and appears at the very bottom of the selfie group photo.
 
Rotary District 5890 Global Scholar, Fatou Jallow, UPDATE Bruce Wood, written by Fatou Jallow 2022-04-05 05:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Fatou Jallow,Rotary Global Scholar

Centennial Elementary is not your grandfather’s elementary school

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 30, 2022


Centennial Elementary School in the Lakewood Pines sub-division hosted Rotarians for a tour of its campus this week. It's a state-of-the-art campus utilizing multiple themed pods to stimulate learning by its 825 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The overall central theme is an old-fashioned steam locomotive called the “Continental Express” which is visible when you first enter the main lobby. The corridors have stylized “railroad tracks” in the floor tiles leading from the train to the various wings of the building.
 
Centennial Elementary is not your grandfather’s elementary school Bruce Wood 2022-03-30 05:00:00Z 0 Alison Pierce,Centennial Elementary,Daniella Jenkins,Dr. Roger Brown,Larkin LeSueur,Summer Creek High School
Play golf and help raise money for charity Bruce Wood 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Humble ISD Foundation,Tour 18 Golf Course

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE:

The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area will NOT meet at the YMCA tomorrow, Wednesday, March 30th.

We are holding an off-site meeting and tour of Centennial Elementary.

Our apologies but this meeting and tour is for members only and it will NOT be available via Zoom.  
 
We regret any inconvenience this may have caused you.
 
We will return to our regular meeting place at the Lake Houston Family YMCA at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6th.
 
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE: Bruce Wood 2022-03-29 05:00:00Z 0 Centennial Elementary

Have fun and help raise money for local charities

Posted by Bruce Wood on Mar 01, 2022


Helping to raise money for local charities at last year's Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament were Lake Houston Area Rotary volunteers, Pat Guard, Pam McNair and Scott Hively, shown here taking a lunch break at the Tour 18 Golf Course. This charity tournament is completely staffed by volunteers. The 2021 tournament had over 100 golfers and over 20 sponsors that made last year's golf fund raiser a success. Rotary is seeking golfers and sponsors for this year's Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament. Plains State Bank has already renewed their premiere title sponsorship. Your company can participate for as little as $100. Help Rotary make this year's fundraiser the best one ever.
 
Have fun and help raise money for local charities Bruce Wood 2022-03-01 06:00:00Z 0 Atascocita Golf Club,Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Family Time,Humble ISD,Including Kids,Lake Houston Family YMCA,Oaks of Righteousness,Society of St. Stephen,Tour 18 Golf Course

Win a high-performance, mint condition Corvette Convertible!

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 23, 2022


The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is raffling a chance to win a low mileage, mint condition 2015 Corvette Convertible Z06 with 3LZ package sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble and one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 2,500 tickets will be printed (only 925 tickets were sold last year). Tickets may be purchased from any club member or online at www.LHArotaryraffle.com.
 
Win a high-performance, mint condition Corvette Convertible! Bruce Wood 2022-02-23 06:00:00Z 0 Corvette Convertible,Rotary Raffle,robbins chevrolet

Rotary has lively discussion on medical policies vs. medical practices

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 16, 2022


Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area President Kathy Lemman (right) welcomed guest speaker Aanchal Thadani (center) and Pasadena (TX) Rotarian Bill Barmore to its February 16, 2022 luncheon meeting. Ms. Thadani spoke about her upcoming studies at the London School of Economics regarding “the people who provide care verses the people who make (medical) policy”.  She spoke to the issue as a 2018 Baylor University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities and who is currently in her third year of medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
Rotary has lively discussion on medical policies vs. medical practices Bruce Wood 2022-02-16 06:00:00Z 0 Aanchal Thadani,Baylor College of Medicine,Kathy Lemman,London School of Economics,Mario Rosado Fuentes

Humble ISD trustees call for bond election on May 7

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune on Feb 09, 2022


Rotarians Pam McNair (right) and Jess Fields Jr. (standing) have more questions to ask Humble Independent School District’s deputy superintendent, Roger Brown, who outlined the district’s 2022 bond proposal at a Rotary Club of Lake Houston meeting. Refereeing is Club President Kathy Lemman. Humble ISD trustees have called for bond election on May 7th. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Humble ISD trustees call for bond election on May 7 Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-02-09 06:00:00Z 0 Humble ISD,Jess Fields Jr.,Kathy Lemman,Pam McNair,Roger Brown

How Rotary, Scouts are linked

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune on Feb 02, 2022


Erica Gillette (left) described scouting today while Margaux Winandy (third from left) traveled from Belgium to reunite with the Lake Houston Rotarians who sponsored her when she was a Rotary Exchange student attending Kingwood High. With them are Club President Kathy Lemman (second from left), and Susan Brodbeck, the club’s next generation service chair. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
How Rotary, Scouts are linked Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0 Bob Cassidy,Erica Gillette,Kathy Lemman,Margaux Winandy,Rotary International,Susan Brodbeck

Boy Scouts include girls to become “Scouting – BSA”

Posted by Bruce Wood on Feb 02, 2022

Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area president Kathy Lemman greets Erica Gillette with the Scouting-BSA-Sam Houston Area Council. Ms. Gillette updated club members on the changes to the Boys Scouts of America, how they are serving the local community and that they are seeking new community projects to earn their merit badges. There are 38 chapters in our area including three all girl troops serving 1,435 children.
 
Boy Scouts include girls to become “Scouting – BSA” Bruce Wood 2022-02-02 06:00:00Z 0 Erica Gillette,Kathy Lemman,Scouting-BSA-Sam Houston Area Council

Rotarians volunteer to build beds for kids sleeping on the floor

Posted by Bruce Wood on Jan 29, 2022

 
Nearly 25 Rotarians and their friends and family volunteered to build beds for Houston area children who don't have a bed of their own at the Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) facility in north Houston on Saturday, January 29th. The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area also donated $8,000 towards the effort. SHP's motto is "No kid sleeps on the floor in our town." 
 
Rotarians volunteer to build beds for kids sleeping on the floor Bruce Wood 2022-01-29 06:00:00Z 0 Gary Akin,Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Humble ISD FFA students demonstrate speaking skills

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Humble ISD’s FFA presidents demonstrated their speaking skills to Lake Houston Rotarians, from left, Kim Young, CTE coordinator; Lake Houston Rotary President Kathy Lemman; Larkin LeSueur, CTE director; Melina Watson, Summer Creek FFA advisor; Addyson Hughes, Summer Creek FFA officer; Hailey Clark, Atascocita FFA officer; Brittney Boyd, Atascocita FFA advisor; Morgyn Edwards, Humble FFA officer; Lauryn Galloway, Humble FFA advisor; Carly Solomon, Kingwood Park FFA officer; Genevieve Ubnoskye, Kingwood Park FFA advisor; Jordan Byrd, Kingwood FFA officer; and Valerie Hirsch, Kingwood FFA advisor. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Humble ISD FFA students demonstrate speaking skills Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-01-26 06:00:00Z 0 Addyson Hughes,Brittney Boyd,Carly Solomon,Deborah Rose,Don Thompson,FFA,Generation Park,Genevieve Ubnoskye,Hailey Clark,Humble ISD,Humble Livestock Auction,Jordan Byrd,Juan Aybar,Kathy Lemman,Kim Young,Larkin Le Sueur,Lauryn Galloway,Lynette Calfee,Melina Watson,Morgyn Edwards,Roger Brown,Summer Creek Satellite Club,Tom Broad,Valerie Hirsch

FFA students provide details on the Livestock Show and  Live Auction

Posted by Bruce Wood

FFA students from local HISD high schools share the benefits of being in this year's Livestock Auction and Show with Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members. The girls made a presentation and took Questions and Answers from the audience. The students also shared how their FFA education fit in with their long-term plans. Photo by Jim Polomsky
FFA students provide details on the Livestock Show and Live Auction Bruce Wood 2022-01-26 06:00:00Z 0 Humble Civic Center,Humble Independent School District,Yonia Pulido
TSA Wants Your Help Training Bomb Sniffing Dogs Bruce Wood 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0 Cynthia Ramirez,Hilda Brinas,K-9,Kathy Lemman,TSA
Rotarians volunteer to sharpen vapor dogs’ skills Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-01-19 06:00:00Z 0 Cynthia Ramirez,Hilda Brinas,Kathy Lemman,Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Postpartum counseling is a Rotary gift to community

Posted by Tom Broad on Jan 12, 2022

 
Licensed professional counselor, Krissy Cotton (left), has counseled more than 100 area women through their postpartum depression thanks to a grant funded by the Rotary Club of Lake Houston. Introducing Cotton to the Rotarians were Past-President Danny Contreras and Rotarian Valerie Copley. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Postpartum counseling is a Rotary gift to community Tom Broad 2022-01-12 06:00:00Z 0 Bruce Wood,Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Danny Contreras,Generation Park,Humble ISD,Krissy Cotton,Lake Houston Family YMCA,Rotary Club of Lake Houston Rose Group Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Support Group.,Rotary ROSE Group,Safety Around Water,Summer Creek Satellite Club,Talybra Hollins,Valerie Copley,maternal and child health

Former Kingwood resident describes his Rotary passion

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune on Jan 05, 2022
 
Kathy Lemman, president of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston, welcomes Johann Tuohy back to Kingwood and accepts a Rotary Club of Margate, England banner from him, while Tuohy accepts a banner from the Lake Houston Rotarians that he will take back to Margate. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
Former Kingwood resident describes his Rotary passion Tom Broad, The Tribune 2022-01-05 06:00:00Z 0 Christina Allen,Eric Gomez,Geoffrey Chaucer,Johann Tuohy,Kathleen Sison,Kathy Lemman,Rotary Club of Margate,Tom Broad

Update from Ana Villagran, Rotary Global Scholar in London

Posted by Bruce Wood and Bill Davis

Ana Villagran is a graduate of Baylor University and is currently studying at the London School of Economics. She is working towards a MS in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. Her scholarship was funded by Texas Rotary District 5890 and by her host club, Sidcup in London, England and International partner Rotary Club of Richmond in Houston, Texas.
 
Update from Ana Villagran, Rotary Global Scholar in London Bruce Wood and Bill Davis 2021-12-27 06:00:00Z 0 Ana Villagran,Baylor University,Bill Davis,Rotary District 5890
Update from Rotary Global Scholar Karen Tai at Oxford Bill Davis 2021-12-20 06:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Karen Tai,Rotary Global Scholar

Lake Houston Area Rotarians at Work helping H.A.A.M.

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area provided many volunteers on Wednesday, December 15th to help H.A.A.M. distribute food, clothing, toys, games and bicycles to families needing a little help during the holidays. Additional photos are posted on the club's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LakeHoustonAreaRotary
 
Lake Houston Area Rotarians at Work helping H.A.A.M. Bruce Wood 2021-12-16 06:00:00Z 0 H.A.A.M.,Humble Area Assistance Ministries,Light of the World Christian Fellowship Church

Rotarians will be working for their lunch this week

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
This week only on Wednesday, Dec. 15th, Lake Houston Rotarians will be meeting at Light of the World Christian Fellowship Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help distribute Christmas toys, food and gifts for those less fortunate.

Sorry, this is a working lunch for Club members only. Due to space limitations, we ask visitors to attend our next regular club meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. in Kingwood on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11:45 a.m.
 
Hope to see you in the new year!
Rotarians will be working for their lunch this week Bruce Wood 2021-12-13 06:00:00Z 0

Kingwood High students display debating skills

 
Debate often becomes heated but these Kingwood High FFA students, members of the agricultural issues team, managed the eminent domain discussion in front of a live audience, the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, just fine. From left: Sophia Gonzalez, Kelsey Wimberley, Emma Teague, Rotary Club President-Elect Eric Gomez, FFA Advisor Dustin Carnahan, Hannah Cater and Mary Martinez. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Kingwood High students display debating skills Tom Broad, The Trubune 2021-12-11 06:00:00Z 0 Dustin Carnahan,Emma Teague,Eric Gomez,Hannah Cater,Kelsey Wimberley,Mary Martinez,Sophia Gonzalez,Tom Broad

Rotary Club of Lake Houston distributes $80,000 to not-for-profits

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Local not-for-profit groups proudly display “checks” they received from the Rotary Club of Lake Houston during the club’s annual October appreciation luncheon. Also pictured are business sponsors who support the Rotary program. Club President Kathryn Lemman is in the center in white. Pam McNair, grants committee chair, is third from left, back row.  Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Rotary Club of Lake Houston distributes $80,000 to not-for-profits Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0 Debbie Kevlin,Eric Gomez,Juan Ayabar,Lake Houston Family YMCA,Pam McNair,Scott Hively,Valerie Copley

2021-22 Junior Rotarians welcomed by Lake Houston Rotarians

Posted by Bruce Wood

New Junior Rotarians from Humble ISD high schools were introduced to members of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston at last week’s luncheon. Pictured here with club committee members Christy Tarkington (far left) and Jennifer Karlstrom (far right) and club president Kathy Lemman (center right) are Atascocita High School students Taryn Tezano and John Billings; Kingwood High School students Claire Lifrieri and Hayden Sassaman; Kingwood Park High School students Kathleen Ortiz and Sorrel Estrada; Sconzo Early College High School students Simone Heck and Daniel Mandujano; Summer Creek High School students Nathaly Corno and Damion Norment.
 
2021-22 Junior Rotarians welcomed by Lake Houston Rotarians Bruce Wood 2021-11-11 06:00:00Z 0 Christy Tarkington,Humble ISD,Jennifer Karlstrom,Junior Rotarian Program,Kathy Lemman

Report from Chris Wong, Rotary Global Scholar

Posted by Bill Davis


Chris Wong., Rotary Global Scholar from Houston, has sent Rotary District 5890 an update on his recent activities and scheduled plans at London's School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He won't have to worry about falling to sleep in class as the heating system is broken for several more weeks and this Texan says it's a little cold.
 
Report from Chris Wong, Rotary Global Scholar Bill Davis 2021-11-09 06:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Chris Wong,London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,Rotary Global Scholar

Cagle talks redistricting to Lake Houston Rotarians

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle introduced his staffers Kennedy Purser (left) and Kim Brode (right) to Kathryn Lemman, president of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston, and members of the club during their weekly luncheon on October 20, 2021 at the Lake Houston Family YMCA in Kingwood.  Cagle shared an update on Precinct 4 during his presentation. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Cagle talks redistricting to Lake Houston Rotarians Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-10-21 05:00:00Z 0 Jess Fields,Kathryn Lemman,Pam McNair,Pct. 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey,Pct. 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle

Rotary Football Fellowship Fun at Turner Stadium

Posted by Valerie Copley

 
Approximately 40 Rotarians, family, and friends gathered for the Atascocita High and CE King High schools’ football game at Turner Stadium on October 16th for a special fellowship night. Humble ISD Athletics hosted the club in their Community Room with an Italian dinner prior to the game. The Atascocita varsity football team won their home conference game against King, 42-21.
 
Rotary Football Fellowship Fun at Turner Stadium Valerie Copley 2021-10-17 05:00:00Z 0 Atascocita High School,Susan Broadbeck,Troy Kite,Valerie Copley

Afflicted by polio, Wayne Staton wants to eliminate it

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Bill Davis (left) and Mike Kevlin (right) merited awards presented by Scott Rainey (second from left), Rotary past district governor. Davis received the “Serving Like a Champion Today” award while Kevlin was named a Paul Harris Fellow. With them is Rotary of Lake Houston President Kathryn Lemman. Photo by Tom Broad
 
Afflicted by polio, Wayne Staton wants to eliminate it Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-10-14 05:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Kathy Lemman,Mike Kevlin,Paul Harris Fellow,Polio,Rotary Citation Award,Scott Rainey,Wayne Staton

Sarman outlines role of Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


TIRZ Chair Stan Sarman gave Rotary of Lake Houston members and club President Kathryn Lemman a virtual ride down the new Northpark Drive as he explained improvements planned for one of Kingwood’s major arteries. By mid-to-late 2024, Kingwood residents and Lake Houston motorists who travel Northpark Drive can expect to drive on a safer, expanded and scenic Northpark Drive. That was not exactly a promise, more of a prediction, from Stan Sarman, chair of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 10 (TIRZ No. 10) and the Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority (LHRA), as he spoke to the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Sept. 29.
 
Sarman outlines role of Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-10-12 05:00:00Z 0 Kingwood,Kingwood Service Association,Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority,Northpark Drive,Stan Sarman,Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 10,lakehoustonra.com.

Certification programs for everyone at Lone Star Kingwood

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Dr. Melissa Gonzalez is the newly appointed President at Lone Star College-Kingwood. She spoke to Lake Houston Rotarians last month during their weekly luncheon meeting about career opportunity programs available to the college's students. A few of Lone Star's certification programs include automotive technology, biotechnology, computer programming, construction, corrosion technology, fire science technology, HVAC, logistics management, pharmacy technology, welding plus game design and simulation. The college also offers three bachelor’s degrees; bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of applied technology in cybersecurity and a bachelor of applied science in energy, manufacturing and trades management. These programs and others are designed to jump-start students' careers after they graduate.
 
Certification programs for everyone at Lone Star Kingwood Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-10-11 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Melissa Gonzalez,Generation Park,Kathy Lemman,Kingwood,Lake Houston YMCA,Lone Star College,Pam McNair

Rotary Global Scholar departs to Oxford University

Posted by Bill Davis


Karen Tai departed for Oxford University on September 29 where she will attend on a $32,350 Rotary Global Scholarship funded by Rotary Districts 5770, 5830, 5680 and 5810 and Rotary Clubs of North Shore, Pasadena and Lake Houston Area as well as DAF from Rotarians Sandy and Bud Forster. Oxford has agreed to match Rotary’s scholarship yielding total funding of $62,000.

Karen recently graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a BS and M.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Although she has lived in several places such as Las Cruces, NM, she considers Houston, TX her home, where she has resided for the past 17 years.
 
Rotary Global Scholar departs to Oxford University Bill Davis 2021-09-30 05:00:00Z 0 Bill Davis,Karen Tai,Oxford University,Rotary Global Scholar,Yale University

Humble ISD coaches assess the football season

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Kathryn Lemman (center right), president of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, finds herself overshadowed by some of Humble ISD’s top football players and their coaches at the club’s annual football coaches’ remarks assessing the football season. With them is Mike Kevlin (third from right), immediate-past Rotary president, and long-time Humble ISD Athletic Director Troy Kite (far right).  Photo by Tom Broad
 
Humble ISD coaches assess the football season Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-09-28 05:00:00Z 0 Cale Melton,Clayton Maple,Craig Stump,Humble High School,Humble ISD,Kathryn Lemman,Kenny Harrison,Kingwood High School,Kingwood Park High School,Marcus Schulz,Mike Kevlin,Summer Creek High School,Troy Kite,football coaches,high school football
Explore Rotary's Youth Exchange Programs - Long & Short Term Bruce Wood 2021-09-01 05:00:00Z 0 RYE,Rotary Youth Exchange

Leonardo da Vinci's hidden message discovered after 500 years

Posted by Bruce Wood


Author Caroline Cocciardi discusses her book, Leonardo's Knots, with the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members during their luncheon meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA on August 25, 2021. Ms. Cocciardi discovered a facet of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci’s artwork that has been overlooked for centuries but visual to the naked eye. The art book is a showcase of the genius’s ability to combine his expertise in the arts and mathematics, and translate minuscule interlaced knots into a beautiful work of art.
 
Leonardo da Vinci's hidden message discovered after 500 years Bruce Wood 2021-08-26 05:00:00Z 0 Caroline Cocciardi,Houston Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin,Leonardo da Vinci,Leonardo’s Knots,Mona Lisa Knot

Volunteers build beds for kids

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune


Gary Akin displays a miniature copy of the bunk beds he and his volunteers build for local kids without beds. With him are Kathryn Lemman (left), Lake Houston Rotary president and senior vice president of Community Bank of Texas, and Pam McNair, vice president of The Mint National Bank, who has built beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace and introduced Akin. Photo by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
Volunteers build beds for kids Tom Broad, The Tribune 2021-08-23 05:00:00Z 0 Gary Akin,Luke Mickelson,Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Volunteers build 1,591 beds for kids sleeping on the floor Bruce Wood 2021-08-22 05:00:00Z 0 Gary Akin,Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Refugee crisis disproportionately impacts children

Posted by Bruce Wood

According to Ana Lucia Villagran, a Rotary Global Scholar for 2021-2022, the world's refugee crisis disproportionately impacts children and their development. She explained, “Children represent 30% of the total population and 42% of refugees”. She shared her research paper on "The Evolution of Refugee Movements and Protection, 1920-2020" at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area.
 
Refugee crisis disproportionately impacts children Bruce Wood 2021-08-19 05:00:00Z 0 Ana Lucia Villagran,Baylor University,Bill Davis,Dr. Pia Skarabis-Querfeld,Francisco Harrison,London School of Economics and Political Science,Medizin Hilft,Pam Bunn,Village Learning Centers,refugees

These Angels don’t fly, but they know how to drive

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
“Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity?” Bob Joyce, board member of Houston Ground Angels, asked Rotarians for volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients from area airports to the Texas Medical Center for treatment.  Cancer patients come from all over the country to Houston for cancer treatments, he explained during an August 4, 2021 speech to the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area. Many of these patients come alone, or a parent arrives with their young child.  They do not know the city, or anyone who lives here.  It can be frightening to arrive in a strange city, especially when you have cancer or some other life-threatening disease or illness. 
 
These Angels don’t fly, but they know how to drive Bruce Wood 2021-08-10 05:00:00Z 0 Bob Joyce,Houston Ground Angels,Major League Baseball

An update from Rotary Global Scholar Dr. Annum Jaffer

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
Dr. Annum Jaffer, Lake Houston Area (Humble) Rotary Global Grant recipient, 2017-2018, sends us an email update regarding her activities on her Pediatric Residency at New York University in New York City. She is applying to continue her training "to work in low-resource settings around the world." Dr. Jaffer is also planning on providing pediatric care in rural villages in Pakistan for two months in the Spring of 2022.
 
An update from Rotary Global Scholar Dr. Annum Jaffer Bruce Wood 2021-08-03 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Annum Jaffer,Rotary Global Grant

Spreading Rotary style love

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
“This year we need to be spreading love Rotary style in our community and in the world,” said new Rotary District 5890 Governor Michelle Bohreer to over 80 local Rotarians and their guests at The Clubs of Kingwood on July 14. She was there to install the officers, board members and committee chairs of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, Kingwood Rotary and the Summer Creek Satellite Rotary. Shown here are Lake Houston Rotary members (first row L to R) Dr. Bob Cassidy, Danny Contreras, Eric Gomez, Kathy Lemman, and Susan Brodbeck, and (second row L to R) Gregg Mielke, Scott Hively, Mike Kevlin, Pam McNair, Bruce Wood, and Felipe LaRotta.
 
Spreading Rotary style love Bruce Wood 2021-07-14 05:00:00Z 0 Adam Shepherd,Almeria Lacy,Brad Jude,Bruce Wood,Charlie Buscemi,Danny Contreras,Deborah Rose Miller,Donna Ballard,Dr. Destry Dokes,Emily Conklin,Eric Gomez,Frank Huezo,Gregg Mielke,Jessica Penney,John Soard,Kakie Palmer,Kathy Lemman,Latina Thompson,Michael Kevlin,Michelle Bohreer,Mike Kevlin,Pam McNair,Robin Schoonover,Sandi Nizzi,Susan Brodbeck,Tommie Buscemi
What a year! 2020-21 in Review Bruce Wood 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0 Club Assembly,Eric Gomez,Mike Kevlin,Rotarian of the Year,Year in Review
Eric Gomez, Rotarian of the Year! Bruce Wood 2021-06-30 05:00:00Z 0 Eric Gomez,Mike Kevlin,Rotarian of the Year
Yale grad to study at Oxford with help from Rotary Bruce Wood 2021-06-23 05:00:00Z 0 Karen Tai,Oxford University,Rotary Global Scholar

Rotary Raffle Winner of Corvette Announced


 
Congratulations to Bruce Wood the 2021 Rotary Club of Lake Houston Raffle winner of a mint condition 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. Mr. Wood is pictured here (center) along with Rotary president-elect Kathy Lemman, Robbins Chevrolet owner and Rotary member Cole Robbins, and Club President Mike Kevlin (right).

Thanks to everyone who purchased Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area tickets to support local non-profits and student scholarships.  Over 900 tickets raffle tickets were sold out of a possible 1,200 tickets printed.

 
Rotary Raffle Winner of Corvette Announced Bruce Wood 2021-06-19 05:00:00Z 0 Car raffle,Humble ISD,fundraiser,robbins chevrolet

Oran O. Bain Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award recipient announced

Posted by Bruce Wood
  
 
Quest Early College High School senior Sejal Gupta is the recipient of this year's Oran O. Bain Jr. Memorial Scholarship grant of $5,000. Ms. Gupta was presented the award by Mrs. Gloria Bain at the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area's June 9th luncheon meeting. Mrs. Bain also shared how and why the scholarship was created in memory of her late husband, Oran Bain.
 
Oran O. Bain Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award recipient announced Bruce Wood 2021-06-12 05:00:00Z 0 Gloria Bain,Humble ISD Foundation,Melinna Lopez,Oran O. Bain Memorial Scholarship,Quest Early College High School,Sejal Gupta

Applications for Service Project Funding Due July 1, 2021
 

Posted by Bruce Wood
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is now accepting applications for service project funding for the club's 2021-2022 fiscal year. Fund requests must be submitted no later than July 1, 2021.

All applications for Project Funding as well as Service Hours, (Rotarians participating and providing service), are to be submitted to the Club Community Giving Chair.  Applications can be submitted electronically. All areas of the application must be filled out for consideration of request. Funding is not available to political campaigns or religious organizations, and will not be awarded to support general operating funds.  Funds must be for a specific project.

 
Please plan ahead to your needs for the entire Rotary year; fundraising events such as car raffle, fun runs, gala’s, golf tournaments, etc.  Our funds are earned by our fundraiser in May and distribution is completed by October.  Once funds have been allocated, there isn’t any more room in Rotary's budget for last minute requests.
 
Once your application has been submitted, the Club Community Giving Committee will review the request. The review may include a request for more information or presentation. Notification of your application status will be given to the applicant once the forms are reviewed.
 
The three-page application form (jpg format) has been included with this announcement. If you have any problems or questions with the application form, please contact Pam McNair, Lake Houston Rotary Community Giving Chair for 2021-2022 at McNairHome@yahoo.com.
 
Applications for Service Project Funding Due July 1, 2021  Bruce Wood 2021-05-31 05:00:00Z 0 funding application

Scholarships awarded to seven Humble ISD seniors

Posted by Bruce Wood

Mike Kevlin (left), Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area president and club member Valerie Copley (right) congratulate Kingwood High students Sydney Dimarco and Audrey Miller (center) for receiving the The Harvey Trigg Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship. The scholarships were presented by Ms. Copley, daughter of the late Harvey Trigg. Mr. Trigg was a 22 year veteran of the Houston Police Department. Scholarship applicants must have an interest in law enforcement while furthering their college education. These young ladies were just two of the seven Humble ISD scholarships announced in various categories at club's weekly luncheon meeting. 
 
Scholarships awarded to seven Humble ISD seniors Bruce Wood 2021-05-21 05:00:00Z 0 Four-Way Test,Harvey Trigg Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship,Humble ISD,Scholarships

Golfers had fun and raised money for local charities

Posted by Bruce Wood on May 05, 2021
 
Over 100 golfers had fun and raised money for local charities at The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area's Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament (May 5) at the beautiful Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble. Funds raised during the golf tournament will be used to help local community charities including HAAM, Mission Northeast, Family-Time and local high school FFA projects. A portion of the funds will also be sent to Rotary International to help with projects providing fresh drinking water and to eradicate polio.
 
Golfers had fun and raised money for local charities Bruce Wood 2021-05-05 05:00:00Z 0 Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament,Tour 18 Golf Course

Help support local non-profits and student scholarships with a chance to WIN a Corvette Grand Sport

Posted by Bruce Wood



The Grand Prize of this year's Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area's car raffle to support local non-profits and provide student scholarships is a mint condition 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe with less than 2,000 miles. You could win this car and/or one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. Every $100 raffle ticket purchased may also be used for a round of golf for four at the Atascocita Golf Club (cart not included). This Corvette Grand Sport is loaded with premium features, many of which are standard for this model. But, you must hurry as the drawing will be held on Saturday, June 19 (the day before Father's Day - what a surprise for Dad if you win!) at Robbins Chevrolet in Humble. You may purchase one of only 1,200 tickets printed online at www.LHARotaryRaffle.com.
 
Help support local non-profits and student scholarships with a chance to WIN a Corvette Grand Sport Bruce Wood 2021-05-01 05:00:00Z 0 Car raffle,Scholarships,fundraiser,robbins chevrolet

Rotarians take virtual tour of Precinct 4 parks

Posted by Tom Broad and Bruce Wood

 
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area recently took a virtual tour during their weekly Zoom meeting through four out of 42 parks and 41 walking trails of Harris County's Precinct 4's park system. Spring Creek Greenway (shown here), is a walking-and-biking trail that, when completed, will stretch through 7,000 acres of forest from Highway 249 in Tomball east to U.S. Highway 59 in Kingwood. The City of Houston is acquiring land that will extend the Spring Creek Greenway Trail from Edgewater Park east along the San Jacinto to River Grove Park off of Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood. In his weekly report, Club President Mike Kevlin said, with the approval of Rotary International, the club has officially changed its name to The Rotary Club of the Lake Houston Area.
 
Rotarians take virtual tour of Precinct 4 parks Tom Broad and Bruce Wood 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 0

Pandemic creates serious challenges for FamilyTime, abuse victims

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune

 
“For the last 10 years, the number of family violence victims has increased. This year, the number was up by 12, and Harris County has the highest number of victims — 35 last year. The oldest was 91 and the youngest was 17. If you think you don’t know a victim of domestic violence, it's probably because they haven’t told you,” said Christina Allen, CEO of FamilyTime, to a group of Rotarians during their weekly Zoom meeting on October 14.  FamilyTime is a crisis and counseling center in Humble.   Allen outlined the challenges  not-for-profits are facing in the age of COVID-19. Some have had to close their doors because, without access to traditional fundraisers, they haven’t been able to raise the funds required to operate.
Pandemic creates serious challenges for FamilyTime, abuse victims Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-11-03 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarians hear pandemic creates epidemic of depression

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune

 
Jasmine McGary assists those with depression and bipolar disorders. McGary is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and program director for re:MIND, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides support groups for individuals living with or affected by depression and bipolar disorders. She spoke to more than 30 Rotary members at their weekly meeting via Zoom Oct. 7. The group originally formed in 1979 as the Depressive Manic Disorder Association of Greater Houston. They changed their name to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston in 2003, and finally to re:MIND in 2017. “The groups are confidential and free,” McGary told the Rotarians. “When groups are in person, there’s no need to register. Just show up. As long as we’re virtual, however, interested persons should go to our webpage and register for an online group at remindsupport.org.
Rotarians hear pandemic creates epidemic of depression Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-10-19 05:00:00Z 0 Jasmine McGary,depression and bipolar disorders,re:Mind

Transforming ex-offenders into productive taxpayers
 


 
Al Massey is a reformed felon and a living example of the success of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP). Humble Rotarians learned more about the program during a recent club luncheon.  Massey is the executive relations manager-Houston for PEP.  He described the effort that PEP goes through to create productive citizens when these men are released from prison. He also described the “mini-MBA” program the men undergo, requiring each to write a business plan for launching his post-prison business. 45.000 prisoners are released annually from Texas prisons and many are not prepared to return to society.
 

 

Transforming ex-offenders into productive taxpayers   Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-09-29 05:00:00Z 0 Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Rotary makes decision on name change and awards grant to Including Kids
 

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune
Bob Joyce admits that, unlike his Major League Baseball player dad, he ‘stunk’ as a player.
 
At this week's meeting it was announced the members of the Rotary Club of Humble have voted to change the club's name to the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area. The change won't take effect until approved by Rotary. The club also said farewell to Noel Cardenas, COO at Memorial Hermann Northeast, who is leaving the area to become CEO of Memorial Hermann's Pearland and Southeast campuses. The club also announced its first non-profit grant of its fiscal year to Including Kids Autism Center. This week's speaker was Kingwood lawyer Robert ‘Bob’ Allan Joyce, who spun a fascinating Major League Baseball tale about his father, Robert Emmett Joyce.
Rotary makes decision on name change and awards grant to Including Kids  Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-09-21 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19 report,Including Kids,Major League Baseball,Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital,Noel Cardenas,Robert Emmett Joyce,Robert ‘Bob’ Allan Joyce

Hollins to head Lake Houston Family YMCA

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune

 
 
Speaking before the Rotary Club of Humble, Lake Houston YMCA Director Chris Butsch (left) announced he has been promoted and he will be overseeing the YMCA's in the Y's northern sector. Talybra Hollins will be the Lake Houston Y's new Director of Operations. During his talk with Rotarians he reviewed how the YMCA has been making changes to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and thanked the club for its support of the Y's Operation Backpack.
 
Hollins to head Lake Houston Family YMCA Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-09-04 05:00:00Z 0 Lake Houston Family YMCA,Operation Backpack

Rotary members hear personnel changes at Memorial Hermann Northeast

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune

 
Memorial Hermann Northeast Chief Operating Officer Noel Cardenas has been promoted and will be leaving the hospital in Humble. He made the announcement at this week's weekly Rotary meeting via Zoom that he is leaving to become the chief executive officer of the Pearland and Southeast Memorial Hermann campuses. Josh Urban, the current chief executive officer of the Northeast and The Woodlands campuses, has been promoted to oversee the entire Memorial Hermann system of 14 hospital campuses. He will be replaced as CEO at Northeast and The Woodlands by Justin Kendrick, currently the COO at The Woodlands, according to Cardenas. During the guest speaker presentation, John Mims brought his passion for birds to the forty Rotarians who were Zooming the Aug. 19 meeting. His topic, “Hummingbirds on Parade.” His talk relayed some unusual and little known facts about hummingbirds.
 
Rotary members hear personnel changes at Memorial Hermann Northeast Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-08-24 05:00:00Z 0 Hummingbirds on Parade,John Mims,Josh Urban,Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital,Noel Cardenas

Generation Park campus prepares for first class

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune



Dr. Destry Dokes spoke to the Rotary Club of Humble on July 29 during their Zoom luncheon meeting, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about learning how to dance in the rain. We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but we still plan to celebrate sometime this coming spring.” Dr. Dokes is preparing to open a new campus for San Jacinto Community College inside Generation Park. Classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 24, and Dokes, the campus executive director, gave more than 30 Humble Rotarians a virtual preview of the 57-acre campus. The Generation Park campus first will focus on transfer classes only, Dokes explained. “We have transfer agreements with all the major four-year colleges so that our students can take their basics at what is a much cheaper cost and those classes will transfer 100% to the college of their choice.” Almost 60% of San Jacinto students are female and 60% are Hispanic. Three of every four students are part-time. Half are first-generation students. Almost 44% are between 18-21, according to Dokes. In response to a question, Dokes said anyone, including those outside the college-taxing district, may attend the Generation Park campus but out-of-district and out-of-state residents pay a higher tuition.
 
Generation Park campus prepares for first class Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-08-18 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Destry Dokes,Generation Park,San Jacinto College,Summer Creek Satellite Club

YMCA receives $8,000 from Humble Rotary Club for “Operation Backpack”

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
Pictured (left to right) are Rotarians Mike Kevlin, club president and Kathy Lemman, president-elect, presenting a check for $8,000 to Chris Butsch, YMCA Executive Director and Talybra Hollins, YMCA Director of Operations. The donation went to the YMCA’s Operation Backpack which provides needy students with school supplies to start the new school year. The YMCA’s goal this year is to help 3,000 local children through its annual school supplies drive. (Photo courtesy of Pat Guard – The Forest Image)
 
YMCA receives $8,000 from Humble Rotary Club for “Operation Backpack” Bruce Wood 2020-08-13 05:00:00Z 0 Lake Houston Family YMCA,Operation Backpack,school supplies

Humble Rotary exploring name change

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune
 
 
Rotary President Mike Kevlin introduced Dr. Katherine Persson, president of Lone Star College-Kingwood, as the weekly speaker, then made several significant board announcements at Rotary’s virtual Zoom meeting. The Rotary Club of Humble is in discussions with members to change its name, possibly to the Lake Houston Area Rotary Club. Kevlin laid out the process for the proposed name change. Dr. Persson said the  Kingwood college has ‘gone through hoops’ to get ready for student enrollments. “One good thing about Hurricane Harvey was that it gave our faculty invaluable experience when we had to close the campus and move to online classes,” Persson said.
 
Humble Rotary exploring name change Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-08-04 05:00:00Z 0 Dr. Katherine Persson,Justine Bonnett,Lone Star College,Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area

COVID-19 concerns occupy Rotary virtual meeting -
Houston Mayor Pro Tem Martin also discusses city budget, flood gates

Posted by Tom Broad, The Tribune



Mike Kelvin conducted his first virtual Humble Rotary weekly meeting as club president.  The club's guest speaker, via Zoom, was Houston Mayor Pro Temore Dave Martin, who brought members up-to-date on the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the Kingwood area of Houston. National Guardsmen were conducting Covid-19 tests and the percentage of positive tests results climbed over a four-week period. Club member Noel Cardenas, COO of Memorial Hermann Northeast, reminded members to mask up, social distance themselves, practice good hygiene, and avoid large groups. He said every household should have a thermometer and a pulse oximeter which monitors the oxygen in the blood and can be purchased online. 
 
COVID-19 concerns occupy Rotary virtual meeting -Houston Mayor Pro Tem Martin also discusses city budget, flood gates Tom Broad, The Tribune 2020-07-21 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19 report,Dave Martin,Noel Cardenas

Rotary Car Raffle Winner Announced

Posted by Bruce Wood



Congratulations to Jason McGhinnis! The 2020 Humble Rotary Raffle winner of this mint condition 2016 Corvette Stingray.

Jason is pictured here (center) along with Humble Rotary’s club president, Chris Elliot (left) and Cole Robbins, owner of Robbins Chevrolet and a member of Humble Rotary.

Rotary Car Raffle Winner Announced Bruce Wood 2020-06-20 05:00:00Z 0 Car raffle,corvette,fundraiser

Rotary’s Generation Park Block Party has been postponed; fundraising continues for local charities

Posted by Bruce Wood
 
 
While The Rotary Club of Humble Generation Block Party has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the club is still raffling off a 2016 mint condition Corvette Stingray coupe (pictured) sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble and one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. Money raised from the raffle will be donated to local charities and student scholarships. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 1,100 tickets will be sold. This Corvette Stingray has less than 3,000 miles with a Laguna Blue exterior, 6.2L V8 engine, 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission, remote vehicle-start, jet black interior, QX3 chrome aluminum wheels and a removable carbon fiber roof panel. Tickets may be purchased from any club member or from their website at www.HumbleRotaryRaffle.com.
 
Rotary’s Generation Park Block Party has been postponed; fundraising continues for local charities Bruce Wood 2020-03-21 05:00:00Z 0 Car raffle,fundraiser,robbins chevrolet

3rd Annual Generation Park Block Party to benefit The Rotary Club of Humble charities

Posted by Bruce Wood

 
The Rotary Club of Humble is raffling off a 2016 mint condition Corvette Stingray coupe (pictured) sponsored by Robbins Chevrolet in Humble and one of ten $250 VISA gift cards. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 1,100 tickets will be sold. This Corvette Stingray has less than 3,000 miles with a Laguna Blue exterior, 6.2L V8 engine, 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission, remote vehicle-start, jet black interior, QX3 chrome aluminum wheels and a removable carbon fiber roof panel. Tickets may be purchased from any club member or from their website at www.HumbleRotaryRaffle.com.
 
3rd Annual Generation Park Block Party to benefit The Rotary Club of Humble charities Bruce Wood 2020-03-10 05:00:00Z 0 Car raffle,fundraiser
Helping Cucuta, Colombia  Bill Davis 2020-03-08 06:00:00Z 0 Cucuta Columbia,Erasmo Meoz Hospital,Rotary Grant

Rotarian Michael R. Carr Named 2019 Hayden McKay Citizen of the Year

The 2019 Hayden McKay Citizen of the Year Award was given to attorney Michael R. Carr, who has served years in the community in a variety of facets from the time he was in the Boy Scouts. Photo: Savannah Mehrtens/Staff Photo / Savannah Mehrtens/Staff Photo

The 2019 Hayden McKay Citizen of the Year Award was given to attorney Michael R. Carr, who has served years in the community in a variety of facets from the time he was in the Boy Scouts. He said that receiving the award was an honor and made him feel like he has accomplished a piece of his goal of helping to make his community a better place.

“One of the things I’ve always wanted to see at the end [is] that you make a difference,” Carr said. “You make things better. When you get through, things are better than when you came… that means that you don’t just spend the time on yourself and money. You try to do it to make sure that other people come along with need it also, help develop the area, people enjoy this area much better.”

Rotarian Michael R. Carr Named 2019 Hayden McKay Citizen of the Year Savannah Mehrtens (chron.com) 2020-01-27 06:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotary distributes $50,000, honors area businesses Tom Broad @ The Tribune 2019-10-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Global Scholar Lauren West to speak July 24 2019-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotary Club offers students opportunity of lifetime David Tatchin @ The Tribune 2019-07-15 05:00:00Z 0

Walt Anderson #2 rated NFL referee to speak at Humble

Posted by Bill Davis
 
National Football League’s number 2 rated referee Walt Anderson will speak at the Humble Club on Wednesday April 3.
Walt joined the NFL in 1996 and has officiated in 17 playoff games, including eight wild card,  two divisional, five conference championship games and two super Bowls – 2001 as line judge and 2011 as referee.
He was the referee in the January 18, 2015 AFC Championship game, known for the deflategate controversy.
Walt received a Doctorate of Dentistry from UT and retired from dentistry in 2003 when he was promoted to referee in the NFL.
In 2006 Anderson was named Coordinator of Football Officials for the BIG 12 conference.
He and his wife Afshan currently reside in Sugar Land.
Walt Anderson #2 rated NFL referee to speak at Humble Bill Davis 2019-03-23 05:00:00Z 0
Global Scholar Annum Jaffer Bill Davis 2019-03-15 05:00:00Z 0

Humble ISD Elementary Science Fairs 2019

Posted on Feb 11, 2019
This is the schedule of Science Fairs where judges are needed for this season. We are incorporating an additional option for the students this year, so some of these fairs will need more judges.

Our 2019 Elementary School schedule is:

All fairs at the elementary schools begin at 8 AM (judge training) and will be done by 2 PM. Please sign-in at the front desk at each school.

January 23: Hidden Hollow Elementary
February 12: Groves Elementary
February 26: Willow Creek Elementary
March 4: Eagle Springs Elementary
March 5: Lakeshore Elementary
March 6: Shadow Forest Elementary
March 7: Bear Branch Elementary
March 8: Ridge Creek Elementary
March 19: Timbers Elementary
March 20: Summerwood Elementary
March 21: Greentree Elementary
March 22: Pine Forest Elementary
March 25: Fall Creek Elementary
 
District Fair:
 
• Parents of students of Elementary School age in Humble ISD may NOT be judges at the District Fair.
• The Fair will be at Kingwood Park High School, in the cafeteria.
• Setup is from 4 to 6 PM on Friday.
• The Fair is from 8 AM to up to 5 PM on Saturday.

March 29: District Elementary Setup
March 30: District Elementary Fair

See you at the Fairs.
Humble ISD Elementary Science Fairs 2019 Deborah Rose-Miller 2019-02-11 06:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarian Honored as Citizen of the Year 2018-12-04 06:00:00Z 0

Ashley Cooney Global Scholar

 
Ashley Cooney, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Humble. Ashley is a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine and is scheduled to be a member of the 2020 graduating class. Ashley plans to attend London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine studying towards a MSc in Reproductive and Sexual  Health Research. Ashley’s under grad is from University of Texas at Austin.
Ashley Cooney Global Scholar Bill Davis 2018-11-18 06:00:00Z 0

Rebecca Du at Cambridge

Posted by Bill Davis
Rotary Global Scholar Rebecca Du sponsored by the R.C. of Humble has arrived at U. of Cambridge.
 
Rebecca is the recipient of a $37,000 Rotary Scholarship and has completed third year medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
 She plans to use the quantitative skills and conceptual understanding of health policy that she will gain in order to build health systems in low income countries with conflict.
 
Rebecca passed the Board Exams following third year medicine and was slotted in the top 1 % in the United States.
 
Immediately following the Rotary Scholarship year she will complete her final year of Medical School during which she will spend one month in Botswana and one month in Angola working with the Baylor International Pediatric Aids Initiative.
 
 In her final year of medical school she will apply for neuro surgery residencies.
 
Rebecca Du at Cambridge Bill Davis 2018-10-05 05:00:00Z 0

Our Scholar Rebecca Du to Cambridge

Delighted to receive confirmation from the Rotary Foundation this morning that Rebecca Du's application for a Rotary Global Scholarship has been approved.

Rebecca is currently a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Rebecca has been accepted into the MPP program at Cambridge University in the U.K. and plans to use the understanding of health policy she will gain to increase access to surgical care in low-income countries.

The scholarship is in the amo...unt of $37,800 funded with an endowment gift of $17,850 and DDF from D 5890 of $8,576 and D 5770 in Oklahoma of $1,400.

Rebecca passed her Board Exams following third year medicine and was slotted in the top 1% in the United States.
She is currently conducting research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor St. Lukes Medical Center, Michael Debakey VA Medical Center and National School of Tropical Medicine.

Immediately following the Rotary Scholarship year she will complete her final year of Medical School during which she will spend 2 months working with the Baylor International Pediatric Aids Initiative. In her final year of medical school she will apply for neurosurgery residencies.

Rebecca is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Humble with host Club in the U.K. the R.C. of Ely Hereward.

Our Scholar Rebecca Du to Cambridge 2018-07-11 05:00:00Z 0

Global Scholars Speaking at R.I. convention in Toronto

Posted by Bill Davis
Isis Mejias and Anja Nikolova spoke at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto last week.
 
Videos of their presentations can be found at "Rotary Convention Videos" --"Special videos page".
 
Photo with Anja Nikolova from Macedonia and Murat Celik from Istanbul
Global Scholars Speaking at R.I. convention in Toronto Bill Davis 2018-07-02 05:00:00Z 0

Scott Dornbush: Pastor at Kingwood united Methodist Church

Posted on Jan 29, 2018
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Dear Humble Rotarians,
 
    It is with a heavy heart that I announce that one of our newest members Scott Dornbush, Senior Pastor at Kingwood United Methodist Church, suffered a major heart attack Friday night.  He has been placed in an induced coma and put on life support due to major artery blockage. His doctor and care team have scheduled an EEG for today to check on brain function and activity. I will updated the website once I receive more information on his his status.
 
Please keep Scott and his family in your prayers
 
Update 1.31.2018
Scott's family got good news back from the doctors after his EEG that there is brain firing and activity in all lobes!
 
Updated 2.1.2018
Today’s update about Scott is another positive proclamation of the steps of healing that Scott’s body continues to exhibit. The doctors and nurses have removed the heart pump completely along with all blood pressure drips, and Scott’s blood pressure is holding stable.
 
 
Scott Dornbush: Pastor at Kingwood united Methodist Church Eric Lavezzari 2018-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

Million Dollar Dinner

Posted on Jan 29, 2018
 
 
Pictured Chris and Pam at the Million Dollar Dinner with RI President Ian Risely
Chris & Pam are now both our newest Bequest Society Members!
 
Million Dollar Dinner Eric Lavezzari 2018-01-29 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor Newsletter

Posted on Jan 18, 2018
 
“Sgt. Hog’s D5890 Mail Call”
7th Edition, 15 January 2018 
 
December and the Holidays have come and gone in a flash.  I continue to catch up on my club visits and am now down to only 4 clubs remaining.
Debbie and I hope that you and your families had a wonderful Holiday Season.  We wish for you and yours a joyous and prosperous New Year.
Due to the Holiday season there was not a lot going on in December, so this will be a short version newsletter.  Debbie and I did attend many Club Christmas and Holiday parties.  We thank all the clubs that invited us to join them.  We couldn’t make all the parties.  We certainly enjoyed the ones we did attend.
 
 
District Governor Newsletter 2018-01-18 06:00:00Z 0
A Farewell Social For Alex Ernest Hauser 2017-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Family is a Very Special Kind of Family

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 14, 2017

Rotary Family is a Very Special Kind of Family
 

Dr. Bob Cassidy from the Humble Club and his wife Karen left Houston to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on the morning of August 27. 


They were returning to where they began their lives together in 1967 in Germany where Bob was stationed. The Cassidys knew the Hurricane was on their doorstep but were reassured by the fact the water level on the lake behind their house actually receded from the day before in spite of the constant rain. They thought they were safe.

They never counted on Conroe opening the dam as they were reassured after 1994 the authorities would never do it again ( Politicians). On Thursday the 31st they saw on CNN International that Kingwood had flooded. They didn't have any idea what to do. They were uncertain of the time line since cell communication was sporadic, none for days at a time, but they eventually received a call from Linda and Mike Price (fellow Rotarian)who knew where they were

 On their own volition the Prices and their daughter Kala, with friends, went to the Cassidy's home the first day the 48  inches of floodwater had receded  and began clearing out the mess, found their flood insurance documents and contacted the insurance company as well as FEMA. They also hired a contractor and began the demolition process while the Cassidys were floating down the Rhine not knowing what was going on. 

They were resigned to let it sit till they returned. When they returned they were told by neighbors they had "Angel" friends that were at their house working before anyone else in the neighborhood. They said there was an army of people helping. 

They were also offered a fellow Rotarian's home when they returned. They were truly blessed to have such wonderful friends and will never be able to repay them for what they did completely on their own.  Incidentally, Karen's dad's name was "HARVEY".

Rotary Family is a Very Special Kind of Family Ernest Hauser 2017-11-14 06:00:00Z 0

District Governor, Sgt Palko.Monthly Newsletter

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 14, 2017
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““Sgt. Hog’s D5890 Mail Call” Harvey’s Hell “Houston Strong” This edition of our newsletter is dedicated to Rotary District 5890, our Rotarians, Houston, Houstonians and our surrounding communities for showing unparalleled strength, courage, unity, dignity and sheer willpower in overcoming the devastation that was Hurricane Harvey. In next month’s issue, we will return to our normal district newsletter bringing you up to speed on district news and rotary happenings. As I’ve made my way back on to the Official visit trail, the constant I’ve seen in all our clubs is the tenacity with which we have come to the aid of all of those in need. Whether it’s mucking out individual homes or helping to rebuild entire schools, you have your “Boots on the Ground” and your hands in the mud working to rebuild. The rebuilding process will take years. And it’s not only structures that need rebuilding. It’s lives too. Our district is prepared for this challenge. We have the perfect Rotarians in place to take on this challenge and carry this process through. Beginning with our Disaster Relief Chair Wayne Beaumier and his Disaster Aid USA Team, we immediately began relief efforts. And we continue those relief efforts today. But Wayne and his team have 
District Governor, Sgt Palko.Monthly Newsletter Ernest Hauser 2017-11-14 06:00:00Z 0 hurican harvey

Global Grant for the benefit of the Cartagena Food Bank.

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 30, 2017
The Rotary Club of Humble and the Cartagena de Indias Rotary Club are conducting a Global Grant for the benefit of the Cartagena Food Bank.
 
Global Grant 153319 is producing fruits. One of the goals of this GG is to train several families in low-income neighborhoods there in Cartagena to plant vegetables in their back yards. A first purpose was to produce food for the family and the second was supplemented to teach them how to market the crop. These photos are from the second crop in a local Farmers Market.
 
Photos are included of their activities. These photos are from the second crop in a local Farmers Market. The market was held October 8th at the "Rotary House" which is the meeting place for another Rotary Club at the town of Turbaco, nearby Cartagena.
 
Felipe LaRotta is representing the Rotary Club of Humble.
 
Global Grants are another way that Rotary makes a difference.
 
 
Global Grant for the benefit of the Cartagena Food Bank. Ernest Hauser 2017-10-30 05:00:00Z 0 #makeadifference,globalgrants
file:///C:/Users/Ernest/Downloads/ZONE%2021-27%20NL%20OCTOBER%202017%20(1).pdf Ernest Hauser 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

 Dr. Isis Mejias Presented Rotary Alumni Of Year  

Award

Posted by Bill Davis on Oct 17, 2017
By Bill Davis and Jennifer Mutchler
 
At the Rotary Multi District Training Institute (MDTI) held in Austin on August 11-12, 2017, Dr. Isis Mejias was presented with the Rotary Alumni of the Year Award by former Rotary International Director and Treasurer Andy Smallwood as well as former R.I. Director Don Mebas. The MDTI program consists of Rotary Districts in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
Isis was born in Venezuela and moved to Houston with her family after completing high school. She earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. Later, while working in the private sector, she visited Kenya as a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders (EWB). In Kenya, her EWB team discovered that the only hospital in the community of Maseno did not have running water.
 
 Dr. Isis Mejias Presented Rotary Alumni Of Year  Award Bill Davis 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary Scholar

Anja and Isis

Posted by Bill Davis on Oct 17, 2017
 
A report from Bill Davis of the Rotary Club of Humble.
 
I am delighted to report that two young ladies who I had the privilege of inviting to the family of Rotary have been invited by Rotary International President Ian Riseley to speak at the General Session of the Annual Convention of Rotary to be held in Toronto next June. It is anticipated that the session will be attended by 20,000.
Both ladies are former Rotary Global scholars.
Anja and Isis Bill Davis 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0 Global
Words of wisdom. Make a difference by helping someone. Ernest Hauser 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker: Kent Clingerman

Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Oct 13, 2017
 
 
October 11th – Kent Clingerman – Harris County Precinct 4 - Harris County Precinct 4’s role in the Office of Emergency Management
 

Community Assistance Department

Serving Precinct 4 constituents is our number one goal. With that in mind we have one stop, one phone number, one e-mail address for you to find a solution to any need you might have in Harris County. Tell us what's needed and we do the work! Whether it is a street or a stop sign to be replaced, a road or sinkhole repaired, or questions or comments about Precinct 4 services, CAD can assist.

 

Guest Speaker: Kent Clingerman Eric Lavezzari 2017-10-13 05:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Serves The Community

Lieutenant Cavon Phillips, a Corps Officer with Salvation Army Houston speaks about their efforts following Harvey’s impact on the Lake Houston community.  Thru September 29, the Salvation Army has served more than 839,000 meals to families impacted, and over 50,000 meals to first responders.  Lieutenant Phillips said the need for volunteers and assistance is still great in the area, and is thankful for community partners like Shell and Rotary to help. This Christmas, Lieutenant Phillips will again put up the Angel Tree in the Deerbrook Mall, to help underprivileged children have a special Christmas. Humble Rotary is proud to support the Salvation Army again this year as bell ringers for their Red Kettle campaign.
Salvation Army Serves The Community Chris Elliott 2017-10-04 05:00:00Z 0

October Message From RI President 

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 03, 2017

Presidential message

Ian H.S. Riseley - Rotary International President-elect 2016-17

Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

October 2017

Some years ago in the Melbourne, Australia, museum where my daughter used to work, an iron lung was on display. For most people my age who remembered the terrifying polio epidemics of the 1950s, that iron lung was a testament to how far vaccination had brought us: to the point where that once-critical piece of medical equipment had literally become a museum piece.
ry stepped forward and said that all children, no matter where they lived or what their circumstances, deserved to live free of polio.
In the years since PolioPlus was launched, the combined efforts of Rotary, the governments of the world, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have brought the number of cases of polio down from an estimated 350,000 per year to just a few so far in 2017. But we must reach zero cases, and stay there, to achieve eradication. To do that, we need everyone’s help.
 
October Message From RI President Ernest Hauser 2017-10-03 05:00:00Z 0

Hurricane Relief Check

Posted by Chris Elliott on Sep 28, 2017
 
Hurricane Relief checks were presented to Humble Rotary yesterday. A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated, Sue Hanson and Staff at Expressions Salon & Spa!
Club President Alan Derby (left) accepted the checks.
 
Hurricane Relief Check Chris Elliott 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0

President Alan Derby

Posted by Chris Elliott on Sep 26, 2017
 
Humble Rotary President Alan Derby accepts a $5,000 grant from the Astros Foundation, to support Lone Star College’s Children Literacy Initiative. The project will provide a new book to every First Grader in Humble ISD’s Title I Schools. Humble Rotary is proud to partner with Lone Star College and the Astros Foundation on this project.
 
President Alan Derby Chris Elliott 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Boulder Helping out Harvey Flood victims in Humble, TX

Posted by Chris Elliott on Sep 26, 2017
 
This epitomizes what the fellowship of Rotary is all about. Rotarians coming together to help others in need. We can’t thank the Rotary Club of Boulder City enough for their thoughtfulness and support for our community.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Boulder Helping out Harvey Flood victims in Humble, TX Chris Elliott 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0

Steamboat Rotarians Making A  Difference Thru Mutual Contacts

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 14, 2017
 
 
Rotarians Making A Difference.
 
Pictured from left to right are Kelly Paul, Ryan Curry and Skip Curry.
 
The Rotary Family extends from Steamboat Colorado to the Rotary Club of Humble. The pieces of the puzzle that created a gift of $25,000 are: Humble Rotarian Ship Curry, a Past President and frequent visitor of Steamboat Rotary, Ryan Curry Skips son and a member of Steamboat Rotary; fellow employees of Planet Ford, Humble Rotarian Kelly Paull  and Steamboat Rotarian John Senter;; add one Steamboat Rotary President "Steve Sehnert.
 
There are two parts to the funds raised: Steamboat Rotary agreed to a match of funds from membership up to $5,000? Which was raised. Add in the generous contribution of Rex’s Family Restaurants of a portion of their sales from 9,5 to 9,12, the same period of time of the matching membership funds. Rotarians will man gift stations each evening at the restaurants.The amount raised to this date is $ 25,000.
 
Rotarians Making a Difference
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steamboat Rotarians Making A Difference Thru Mutual Contacts Ernest Hauser 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 0 #makingadifference

August Report from Sgt Hog aka Dg Bill Palko

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 13, 2017
A Salute from Sgt. Hog
August has come and gone.  And she hit our District and the Great State of Texas hard with Hurricane Harvey.  My prayers and thoughts are with all in our Rotary family that suffered damage from Harvey.  September is challenging our resolve to recover from Harvey.   And the resolve of Rotarians has never been stronger.  I’ve seen our clubs and our Rotarians stand up to the challenge.  Harvey knocked us down, but not out.  We’re back on our feet...
August Report from Sgt Hog aka Dg Bill Palko Ernest Hauser 2017-09-13 05:00:00Z 0

RI Presidential Letter for September

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 13, 2017

Presidential message

Ian H.S. Riseley - Rotary International President-elect 2016-17

Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

September 2017

One of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. Whether you're heading into a breakout session, exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you'll meet people from every corner of the world, in all kinds of national attire, speaking just about every language. It's a lot of fun, and it's a big part of what makes Rotary great: that we can be so different and still find ourselves so at home together.
That spirit of warm community that is so central to Rotary also defines Toronto, our host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention. Toronto is one of my favorite cities. It's a place where half the population is from another country, where over 140 languages are spoken by 2.8 million residents, and where no one ever seems to be too busy to be helpful. In addition to being clean, safe, and friendly, Toronto is a wonderful place to visit, with its attractive Lake Ontario waterfront, great restaurants, one-of-a-kind museums, and interesting neighborhoods to explore.
The 2018 convention already promises to be one of our best ever. Our Convention Committee and Host Organization Committee are hard at work lining up inspiring speakers, great entertainment, fascinating breakout sessions, and a wide variety of activities across the city. There will be something for everyone in Toronto, and Juliet and I encourage you to do what we'll be doing – bring your families along for the fun. If you plan early, your convention experience will be even more affordable: The deadline for discounted early registration (there is an additional discount for registering online) is 15 December.
As much as Toronto offers to Rotarians, the true draw is, of course, the convention itself. It's a once-a-year opportunity to recharge your Rotary batteries, to see what the rest of the Rotary world is up to, and to find inspiration for the year ahead. Find out more at riconvention.org – and find Inspiration Around Every Corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto.
RI Presidential Letter for September Ernest Hauser 2017-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Bill Davis attends Rotary Club of Baytown Working On Global Grant Ernest Hauser 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0 globalgrant,makinngadifference,rotaryfoundation

Felips's RFE Results in  Training For Bogota Columbia  Area Fireman

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 21, 2017
 
A product of the RFE to Colombia a couple of years ago was the offer at that time from Homero Ponce Lopez, retired Captain of the HFD and now Rotarian of the University Area RC to offer a training class to firemen in Colombia. The Humble RC’s International Service Committee took his idea and suggestion and made it a reality in cooperation with the University Area RC and the Subachoque RC (a city in Colombia) and we brought to Colombia 3 instructors of the HFD. We donated two airline tickets and were the general coordinator, a business in Colombia, Inversiones Delrio, donated the third airline ticket. The Subachoque RC provided the lodging, meals and local transportation. Also the Subachoque club worked with the fire departments of five (5) small rural towns near Bogota by selecting the thirty (30) firemen that came for training. This particular class was about "Vehicular Extraction”, expertise that will help them save lives in the future.
Visit https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/friendship-exchange to learn more about Friendship Exchange
Felips's RFE Results in Training For Bogota Columbia Area Fireman Ernest Hauser 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaryfriendshipexchange,humblerotary,internationalservice,makingadifference

Bill and Jennifer Will Publish Monthly District Newsletter

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 21, 2017
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Sergeant Hog's D5890 Mail Call

DG Bill Palko is pleased to release a monthly newsletter with the latest and greatest happening in our District.  Stories and events from your club can be shared with Bill Davis.  Comments can be sent to Jennifer Mutchler.  Bill Davis is D5890's International Services Chair and a Rotary Cadre Technical Adviser for the Rotary Foundation.  Jennifer is a former Global Scholar from Corpus Christi to Chile, sponsored by District 5930. They are co-editors of this newsletter and are both of the Humble Rotary Club. Please submit stories about your club that you think would of interest to other Rotarians to Bill Davis by the end of each month.

Bill and Jennifer Will Publish Monthly District Newsletter Ernest Hauser 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0 districtrict5890,humblerotary.com
Welcome Michael Mattson as a New Member Ernest Hauser 2017-08-20 05:00:00Z 0 #makeadifference,rotarynewmember
Humble Rotary's New Rotary Youth Exchange Students Ernest Hauser 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0 humblerotary.com,youthexchange

Rotary Global Scholar Olivia Hernandez Shares Her Experiences in Edinburg

Posted by Bill Davis on Aug 16, 2017
Rotary Global Scholar Olivia Hernandez, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Humble with a $30,000 Rotary scholarship, has returned from the University of Edinburgh where she earned a MSc in International Development.
Olivia will begin classes at University of Houston Law Center on Monday where she has been awarded a three year Dean's Scholarship.
Pictured with Club President Alan Derby before speaking at the Humble Club today. — with Alan Derby and Olivia Hernandez.
Rotary Global Scholar Olivia Hernandez Shares Her Experiences in Edinburg Bill Davis 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0 district5890,globalscholar,humblerotary.com
Humble Rotarians Welcome Youth Exchange Student Shaolin From BELGIUM Susan Brodbeck 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0 youthexchange
Humble Rotarians Welcome Natalie From Columbia Susan Brodbeck 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0

RI Presidential Message for August

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 15, 2017
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Ian H.S. Riseley
President 2017-18
August 2017
 
When someone asks you, "What is Rotary?" what do you say? I think we've all had the experience of being asked that deceptively simple question and finding ourselves suddenly at a loss for words. Even the most articulate among us have a hard time capturing the essence of our organization in just a few sentences.
 
 
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Humble Rotarian's Assist Back Pack Project of Sociatey of St. Stephens Ernest Hauser 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z 0 humblerotary,making a difference

Rotary Youth Exchanges

Posted by Kelly Paull on Aug 11, 2017
I am so happy to have heard from these three about their Rotary Youth Exchanges yesterday. Brandon Collins spent the year in Germany, Kiersten Hunt spent the year in Italy and Jack Whitmer in Paraguay! What an awesome program to allow our youth to go be Ambassador's and promote World Peace abroad!!! 💙
 
Rotary Youth Exchanges Kelly Paull 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z 0

Humble Rotarians Help With Backpacks 

Posted by Paul Kern on Aug 10, 2017
Paul Kern lead our efforts in helping the Society of St Stephens prepare backpacks for children of Humble ISD. Paul led our efforts to obtain items for the packs and then helping in preparing the backpacks. Rotary making a difference.
 
Humble Rotarians Help With Backpacks Paul Kern 2017-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

Retuning Youth Exchange Ambassadors

I am so happy to have heard from these three about their Rotary Youth Exchanges yesterday. Brandon Collins spent the year in Germany, Kiersten Hunt spent the year in Italy and Jack Whitmer in Paraguay!  What an awesome program to allow our youth to go be Ambassador's and promote World Peace abroad!!!  💙
 
Retuning Youth Exchange Ambassadors Kelly Paull 2017-08-10 05:00:00Z 0

Christy Tarkington Inducted as Newest Member of Humble Rotary

Posted by Chris Elliott on Aug 09, 2017
Christy Tarkington, with Humble ISD, inducted today as the newest member of the Humble Rotary Club. Sponsor Bonnie Longion, Membership Chair Steven Day, and President Alan Derby present Christy with her membership certificate.  Humble Rotary continues to grow with people of ACTION committed to making the community and the world a better place. Visit humblerotary.com to learn more about us!   Welcome Christy!
#joinrotary #D5890 #humblerotary #serviceaboveself 
 
Christy Tarkington Inducted as Newest Member of Humble Rotary Chris Elliott 2017-08-09 05:00:00Z 0

Tom Gibbins Rturns Home After Stroke

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 07, 2017
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Membership Medical Report
 
Tom Gibbins is home after having a stroke. In Tom's words "it could have been a lot worse". He has started rehab. 
 
Your Rotary family wishes you a speed recovery. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
 
Let us know about any other members on the ailing or recovery list.
 
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Rotary's Six Areas of Focus Ernest Hauser 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome "Home" Alex, Great to Have You Return

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 05, 2017
Welcome back Alex, very rewarding to see a former Youth Exchange Student again. Alex has applied himself by obtaining several degrees. He wants to experience American businesses. 
 
Welcome "Home" Alex, Great to Have You Return Ernest Hauser 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0

Humble Rotary Rose Group, Maternal Health

 
 
Valerie At the Baby Fair at Kingwood Medical Center  promoting the Rotary Rose Group Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group.  
Humble Rotary's Maternal Health initiative. #sixareasoffocus #maternalhealth #humblerotary
https://www.facebook.com/valerie.triggcopley/posts/1803210406374081
Humble Rotary Rose Group, Maternal Health Ernest Hauser 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
German In The Rocky Mountains, Estes Park and Rotary Wheel Ernest Hauser 2017-07-30 05:00:00Z 0 German

Globbal Scholar Olivia's Year End Report

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 29, 2017
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Olivia’s End of Year Report
            This past week, I completed my dissertation and officially concluded my coursework for my MSc International Development. In two more weeks my time in Edinburgh will come to a close as I return to Texas to attend the University of Houston Law Center. I could not have asked for a better experience abroad and have been so appreciative of all the opportunities that I’ve had during my time as a Rotary Global Scholar.
          
Globbal Scholar Olivia's Year End Report Ernest Hauser 2017-07-29 05:00:00Z 0 globalscholar

Tribune Article About Returning Youth Exchange Students

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 26, 2017
Humble Rotary welcomes back youth exchange students
Written by Celine Wallace
 Published: 25 July 2017
 
http://ourtribune.com/images/2017May-Aug/31rotary.jpgHannah Davitt and Emmie Dalton, Rotary youth exchange students, return from their year-long journey abroad. Photo by Celine Wallace
Hannah Davitt, Emmie Dalton share experience of their life-changing trip 
The Humble Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of six Rotary youth exchange students this year. Two returning students, Hannah Davitt and Emmie Dalton, spoke at the July 19 meeting to share their year-long experiences in a new country, including having to learn a new language and culture and becoming a global citizen. Both of the young women graduated from high school in May 2016 and delayed attending college for a year in order to take on this unique opportunity. 
Dalton, 19, who will be attending Pepperdine University in the fall, was able to spend a year in Liege, Belgium. She lived with three host families. Her first host family was where she started learning French, along with attending school and an extra French class two days a week. 
Dalton enjoyed her extra class because her classmates were also exchange students that were learning French as a second language. “It was really cool to hear their stories and experiences in learning the language, as well as sharing the same struggles of moving to a new country,” Dalton said.
Although living in Belgium, Dalton was still able to travel with her host family to Rome for Christmas and went to Berlin with other exchange students. 
 
Dalton joked, “After exchange, I now feel more independent and now know how to use public transportation by myself.” She concluded her talk by thanking the Rotary members for their support in her times of need and said she could not have done it without them.
Davitt, who will be attending the University of Texas-Austin in the fall, spent a year in France. She spoke about how she first arrived in the country with the language level of a toddler. With her host families, she was able to expand her vocabulary of the French language.
Davitt said, “Host families are the backbone of exchange. They are your first point of view into the culture, your support and your comfort in the new country.” 
Davitt said that upon leaving her French class, she received a card written in different languages from fellow students that translated to “After the verb to love, the verb to help is the most beautiful verb in the world.”
 
Davitt then thanked everyone at Rotary who funded her classes abroad. 
Both students will be majoring in international business in college. They are thankful for the opportunity this trip abroad has given them – to learn a new culture and language – giving them a readiness for their future career studies.
Davitt and Dalton highly encourage students interested to apply for Rotary exchange because of the life-changing experience. 
Susan Brodbeck, head of the Humble Rotary youth exchange, said, "In September and October, we bring presentations to high schools and interested students will meet us for another meeting with their parents. We recruit students by their applications, essay submission and club interviews that lead to district interviews. We search for students with good behavior and a readiness to immerse in a new culture," she said. 
 
Tribune Article About Returning Youth Exchange Students Ernest Hauser 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0 humblerotary,youthexchange

Felipe Enjoys Two Rotary Friendship Exchange Visits

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 23, 2017
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Felipe Enjoys Two Rotary Friendship Exchange Visits
 
Felipe has enjoyed two Friendship Exchange visits as he visited with Rotary Club in Columbia and Taiwan. On each trip he made friends in foreign countries and in Columbia he helped to develop training for their Fire Department. During the initial visit to the Bogota area, along with a West University Rotarian who is a retired Fireman, they determined that they could assist their Fire Department in training. They returned to help them with training for getting individuals out of a wrecked vehicle.
 
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Bonnie Recognized For Her Service Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0 makingadifference
Hannah & Emmie Share Their Youth Exchange Experience Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 1 youthexchange
Extend A Warm Welcome to New Member Eric Gomez Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 2 membership

Club Banner Made In China

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 20, 2017
Paul Kern presents a club banner, made in China, from the Singapore Rotary Club he visited recently. Rotary is a worldwide organization serving and making a difference in communities around the world. #makeadifference humblerotary.com — with Alan Derby and Paul Kern.
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Humble Rotary Meeting 7-19 Ernest Hauser 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 1
Fun and Fellowship at Astro Game Ernest Hauser 2017-07-16 05:00:00Z 1 fellowship

Global Scholar Alexi Bell!

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
Global Scholar Alexi Bell, a recent graduate of West Point, shared her development of service to others. She will attend the University of Edinburg to study Data Science. Her objective is to use math to help in the health environment.
 
Global Scholar Alexi Bell! Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Brandon Gerlach and Marley Morris Are Inducted as New Members Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome our Newest Members Brandon and Marley

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
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Humble Rotary welcomes two new members , Brandon Gerlach and Marley Morris. Chris Elliott conducts the induction. New members were sponsored by Ernest Hauser and Philippe Cras.
 
 
 
Welcome our Newest Members Brandon and Marley Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Nando Departs to Paraguay, God Speed Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DB!

Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Jul 14, 2017
Happy Birthday to one of founding fathers!
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DB! Eric Lavezzari 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Friendship Exchange!

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE
An interesting Rotary program of fellowship is the Rotary Friendship Exchange. This activity, originally recommended by the New Horizons Committee in 1981, is intended to encourage Rotarians and spouses to visit with Rotarian families in other parts of the world. It may be conducted on a club-to-club or district-to-district basis.
The idea is for several Rotarian couples... to travel to another country on the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Later the hospitality is reversed when the visit is exchanged. After a successful pilot experiment, the Rotary Friendship Exchange has become a permanent program of Rotary.
The Rotary Friendship Exchange is frequently compared to the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation, except that it involves. Rotarian couples who personally pay for all expenses of their inter-country experience. Doors of friendship are opened in a way which could not be duplicated except in Rotary.
Rotarians seeking an unusual vacation and fellowship experience should learn more about the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Some unusual Rotary adventures are awaiting you!
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange! Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

Global Scholar Annum Jaffar!

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
Global Scholar, Annum Jaffer tells about her experiences of service to others. Annum is a Medical Student that will be taking a year leave to attend London School of Economics. This young lady will make a difference.
 
Global Scholar Annum Jaffar! Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor's July Message

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017
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"Sgt. Hog’s D5890 Mail Call"
1st Edition July 3, 2017
 
Welcome to the first edition of our 2017-18 District newsletter. Perhaps we should start with an explanation of the newsletter’s name. For those that may not know I was a Sergeant in the US Army from 1973-1977. In the days before the internet and electronic devices, handwritten mail was our mode of correspondence. "Mail Call" was an especially great and exciting time because we received letters from our loved ones. I also ride a Harley "Hog." A 2016 Harley Fat Boy S to be exact. I’ve named her "Black Beauty." Hence, with the assistance of my newsletter co-editor, Jennifer Mutchler, we came up with the name "Sgt. Hog’s D5890 Mail Call."
 
District Governor's July Message Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

Alex Will Be In Town Soon

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017
Alex will be returning to visit in August. Great young man that we had the pleasure of getting to know while he was a Rotary Youth Exchange student. He is pictured in the middle.
#humblerotary.com #rotaryyouthexchange #rye #rotary.org
Alex Will Be In Town Soon Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

Humble Rotary Plays An Important Role In DG's Monthly Newsletter

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017

Sergeant Hog's D5890 Mail Call

DG Bill Palko is pleased to release a monthly newsletter with the latest and greatest happening in our District.  Stories and events from your club can be shared with Bill Davis.  Comments can be sent to Jennifer Mutchler.  Bill Davis is D5890's International Services Chair and a Rotary Cadre Technical Adviser for the Rotary Foundation.  Jennifer is a former Global Scholar from Corpus Christi to Chile, sponsored by District 5930. They are co-editors of this newsletter and are both of the Humble Rotary Club.
Humble Rotary Plays An Important Role In DG's Monthly Newsletter Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0

RI President July Message

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017
Presidential message
Ian H.S. Riseley
President 2017-18
July 2017
There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.
 
 
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Michael Moore Exchanges Club Banner Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Gavel of Leadership is Transferred From Pam to Alan Ernest Hauser 2017-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Presidentail Awards Collage Ernest Hauser 2017-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation is The Heart of Rotary Ernest Hauser 2017-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
July Is New Leadership Month Ernest Hauser 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0

Jess Fields Level recognized as Major Donor

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 30, 2017
Humble Rotarian Jess Fields was recognized as a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. He shared what Rotary meant to him. He shared that the Rotary family is worldwide and shared an experience where he attended a meeting in Israel and sat next to a Rotarian that had been involved in the Gaza Peace negotiations.
 
Jess Fields Level recognized as Major Donor Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Our New President! Alan Derby

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 30, 2017
New President of Humble Rotary shared his thoughts about why he is a Rotarian how he has grown thru Rotary. He shared thoughts about his experience with Rotary Youth Exchange. He has often said that if Rotary didn't have any other programs that we would still be a great organization.
 
Our New President! Alan Derby Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
The Family of Rotary. Humble Rotarians Enjoying Fellowship. Chris Elliott 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Susan is Recognized As Rotarian of Year Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0

Past District Governor Bob Gebhard

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 30, 2017
Past District Governor Bob Gebhard recognizes that Rotary Club of Humble has donated more than $650,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Past District Governor Bob Gebhard Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner for District Governor Bill Palko Ernest Hauser 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarians Attend Iincoming District Governor Bill PaLko's Installation Dinner Chris Elliott 2017-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Jonathan Randolph is Newest Member Of Humble Rotary Ernest Hauser 2017-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

Ministry of Have Shears, Will Travel

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 23, 2017
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Barbara Goodson shared information about the Ministry of Have Shears, Will Travel. Their mission is to Enhance the Dignity of Every Client. They provide grooming services to individuals that do not have the resources to enjoy this luxury. The ultimate product is dignity, transformation, and restoration to the underserved of the community-sheltered & unsheltered individuals, home bound physically impaired individuals, and individuals who are in hospice care or are rehabilitating in a hospital.
It is amazing the impact that grooming has on an individual.
Visit www.haveshearswilltravel.org to learn more about this outreach.
#humblerotary.com #humblerotary

Ministry of Have Shears, Will Travel Ernest Hauser 2017-06-23 05:00:00Z 0

Barbara Goodson of Have Shears, Will Travel is Wednesday’s Program

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
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Barbara Goodson of Have Shears, Will Travel is Wednesday’s Program. This Will be an outstanding program about a Hair Ministry

Have Shears Will Travel, a registered 501c3, has been providing free haircuts and grooming needs since April 2015. In that short time, we have met many important milestones, serving over 4,000 homeless, hospice and special needs adults by networking with over 20 nonprofit service agencies, hospice and rehab care providers throughout greater Houston. In order to advance our mission, in the fourth quarter of 2016 we were successful in purchasing a pre-owned motorhome which was converted into a mobile hair salon enabling us to increase our number served to over 400 per month.

 

https://www.facebook.com/haveshears/

www.haveshearswilltravel.org

Barbara Goodson of Have Shears, Will Travel is Wednesday’s Program Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Steven Day Recognized as Paul Harris Fellow Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Davis"s & Derby's At Rotary International Convention

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
Humble Rotarians Bil & Joan Davis, Nancy Jo & Alan Derby & Suzie Howe at Atlanta gathering with other Texasns and Brazilians.

Texans and Brazilians post serious Rotary all day and early evening meetings in Atlanta.
3rd from right PDG Marcelo Haick from São Paulo and to his left Sylvia - wonderful people. 4th from right Anita Smallwood.
Marcelo and Sylvia escorted me around Seoul last year.
— with Nancy Jo Derby, Joan Davis, Alan R. Derby, Bill Davis and Suzie Howe. #humblerotary #District 5890
Davis"s & Derby's At Rotary International Convention Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Own Charity

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
Rotary's Own Charity #Rotaryfoundation
 
Rotary's Own Charity Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
7 Reasons why #RotaryYouthExchange is so AWESOME! Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Charles and Michael to Our Family of Rotary Service

Posted by Chris Elliott on Jun 19, 2017
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Humble Rotary inducted 2 new members at this weeks meeting. Charles Adams, Jr (sponsored by Mike Carr) and Michael Kevlin (sponsored by Skip Curry). Where will Rotary go next? Join us and find out!

Pictured are Red Badge Committee Chair Chris Elliott, President Pam McNair, Mike Carr, Charles Adams, Jr, Michael Kevlin and Skip Curry. Welcome! #HumbleRotary #D5890 #JoinRotary #ServiceAboveSelf
— with Chris Elliott, Pam McNair, Mike Carr, Charles Adams Jr, Michael Kelvin and Skip Curry.
 
Welcome Charles and Michael to Our Family of Rotary Service Chris Elliott 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Home Hannah

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
Hannah has returned from France. Welcome home from a very rewarding experience via Rotary's Youth Exchange Program. A life changing experience.
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Rotary Theme For 2017-18 Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Celebrates 10 Year Relationship With Gates Foundation Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Family Promise is Presented Gift of $2000 by Club

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 10, 2017
Go to www.humblerotary.com

Rotary Club of Humble Presented a $2000 gift to Carole Brady, Executive Director of The Family Promise of Lake Houston for their humanitarian endeavors.

The mission of Family Promise is:
Family Promise of Lake Houston will provide a caring and positive environment for homeless children and their families while they design and execute a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives. While utilizing the energy of over 2,800 community volunteers, together we are dedicated to serve families who seek to be accountable, resilient, and strive for a better tomorrow for their families.
— with Kathy Palmer Lemman, Carole Brady and Pam McNair.
Family Promise is Presented Gift of $2000 by Club Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Isis Is Named as WaSRAG Ambassador

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 10, 2017
A message from Global Scholar Isis Mejias. Isis was one of five Global Scholars that helped develop more than $1.2 million of Global Grant Projects around the world. The central figure in these projects was Humble Rotarian Bill Davis who helped develop significant funds for the projects. Bill is a Cadre in the Global Grants of District 5890

I am so honored to be named a WaSRAG Ambassador, one of the only 3 in the US and 13 around the world. I was so impressed with the level of expertise and passion within this team...
 

Isis Is Named as WaSRAG Ambassador Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Claudia and Irene

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 10, 2017
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Irene Lalla and Claudia Franco are new members of the Rotary Club of Humble. They were sponsored byKelly Baker Paull. Welcome Irene and Claudia.
 
 
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Bill Presents Program About Global Grants That Were Developed for Projects Associated With 5 Global Scholars Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Anthony Braddick Will Share Info About Humble History Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0

Jennifer Presented Blue Badge

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 03, 2017
Blue Badge Presented to Jennifer after Red Badge orientation. Jennifer is a former Global Scholar. A well qualified Rotarian
 
Jennifer Presented Blue Badge Ernest Hauser 2017-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

David Kniess, Nominated By Club, Recognized as Sterling Shining Star

Posted by Jennifer Mutchler on Jun 03, 2017
Mr. David Kniess of Kingwood High School Ist eine engagierte Person und Erzieherin, die das Leben verändert. Mr. Kniess was recognized as one of two educators to receive the Sterling Shining Star Award of 2016-17. Sterling Shining Star of the Year is an annual honor program that recognizes and rewards school district educators/employees.
Pictured are Dr. Sconzo, Mr. Kniess, Dr. Fagan and Dr. Landry
 
David Kniess, Nominated By Club, Recognized as Sterling Shining Star Jennifer Mutchler 2017-06-03 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Concerns Report

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 02, 2017
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Membership Concerns Report
 
Ken Austin is home and on the road to recovery. Carolyn will tell him what to do and what not to do.
 
Oran will need to have 6 weeks of IV antibiotics to treat osteomyelitis. He is is in good spirits.
 
Bothof these Rotarians have good caretakers.
 
Get well guys and do what your caretakers tell you to do and what not to do.
 
SAD NEWS
 
Sad news about Pam and her family as Pam's mom passed away in her sleep. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and the family in this time of loss. Services will be in the fall.
Membership Concerns Report Ernest Hauser 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0

Bill and Joan attended Anja"s Graduation from Yale

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
Another very successful Rotary Global Scholarship (2 x $30,000) - at Yale University to Anja Nikolova from Macedonia - Master's degree in Environmental Management. Anja will begin work at Kiehl's (owned by L'Oreal) in NYC on June 19 working in product development and sustainability, specifically L'Oreal's new S.P.O.T. tool for environmental and social impact.
Bill and Joan attended Anja"s Graduation from Yale Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

RI Presidential Letter for June

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017

Presidential message

John F. Germ

John F. Germ

President 2016-17

June 2017

Growing up in Chattanooga, Tenn., my brothers and I learned young to work hard. It was a lesson taught to us by our father, who had come to the United States, alone, as a teenager. He wanted our lives to be better and easier than his had been; he wanted to give us the education and opportunities that he had missed. We always knew, when he came home at 8 o'clock in the morning after working a night shift at the paper mill, that he was doing it for us.

 

RI Presidential Letter for June Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

 
Rotary Fellowship at a Glance
Historical Background
Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians; this fellowship now boasts the longest continuous existence. The scope of Rotary Fellowships has changed much over the years, but today their purpose is still to unite Rotarians in friendship and provide venues for enjoying their favorite recreational or professional activities.
June is Rotary Fellowships Month Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Michael and Master Wang

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
Paul Harris awards were presented to Master Wang and Dr. Michael Say at our Scholarship Awards meeting on May 17th. Pictured on the left side of first picture i...s Dr. Say and Master Wang is on left side of second picture. To the right of each is President Pam McNair and Foundation Chair Oran Bain.
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Michael and Master Wang Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Approves Global Scholarship for Annum

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
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Bill reports on Annum. Jennifer will be reporting more in the next couple of weeks.
 
Delighted to have received word this morning that The Rotary Foundation has approved our application for a $48,000 Global Scholarship to fund a year of study at The London School of Economics (MSc Human Rights) for Annum Jaffer who is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Humble Texas.
 
Annum is a Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Human Biology and this month will complete third year of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
 
Rotary Foundation Approves Global Scholarship for Annum Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Skip Curry Visits Youth Exchange Student of 1997

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
Wonderful ending to our last few days in Berlin with the von Oertzen family. Hilmar lived with us back in 1997 as a Rotary exchange student from Germany. We enjoyed meeting his wife Sonya and two young daughters. We also enjoyed getting to visit with his parents, Friedrich and Angelika, in their home in Berlin.
Skip Curry Visits Youth Exchange Student of 1997 Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0

Welcome Gwendolyn and Janine

Posted by Chris Elliott on May 27, 2017
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President-Elect Alan Derby looks on as Red Badge Committee Chair Chris Elliott inducts Gwendolyn Crawford and Janine Coots as the newest members to the Rotary Club of Humble. Women have been a driving force in Rotary and were formally allowed to join as members in 1989, and currently make up more than 15% of Rotarians worldwide. Welcome to Rotary, Gwendolyn and Janine! #serviceaboveself#d5890 #humblerotary — with Janine Coots,Gwendolyn CrawfordChris Elliott and Alan R. Derby.
 
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Humble Rotary Presents Scholarships To Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Humble Rotary Presents Scholarships To Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners
 
(Humble,Texas)(May 17, 2017)
 
Humble Rotary awarded three scholarships to winners of the annual Four Way Test Essay contest.  Winners were Sareen Ali, first, $2000, second Carla Godoy, $1500 and third, Kendall Womack, $1000. Womack and Ali attend Summer Creek High School.Godoy attends Kingwood High School
 
Humble Rotary Presents Scholarships To Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

Eight Junior Rotarians Win Scholarships

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Eight Junior Rotarians were awarded scholarships at our scholarship awards meeting Wednesday. Speaks well for the quality of our Junior Rotarians. Pictures from left to right are Ariah Watson, Akriti Keswani, Elyse Santiago, Carla Godoy, Dr. Bonnie Longnion, Fernanda Lago Arroyo, Noah Amar, Nia Daughtry and Kayla House
Eight Junior Rotarians Win Scholarships Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

Humble Rotary presents Two  CARES Scholarships to Humble ISD Students

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Humble Rotary presents Two  CARES Scholarships to Humble ISD Students
(Humble, TX) May 18, 2017—The Humble Rotary Club awarded two Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES) scholarships. $5000  was presented to Akriti Keswani and  $2000 to Saul Dominquez.
The CARES scholarships were presented for outstanding community service, a high grade point average (GPA) and for exibiting leadership qualities during the academic year. Akitri Keswani received a $5000 scholarship and Saul Dominquez received a $2000 Scholarship. Keswani is graduating 3rd in her class at Quest Early College High School and Dominiquez is graduating 13th in his class at Atascocita High School.
 
 
Humble Rotary presents Two CARES Scholarships to Humble ISD Students Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0

Humble ISD Seniors Awarded 11 Scholarships by The Rotary Club of Humble

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Humble ISD Seniors Awarded 11 Scholarships by The Rotary Club of Humble
 
The Rotary Club of Humble invested $17,500 in the education of 11 Humble ISD seniors at their annual scholarship awards meeting. There were three types of scholarships awarded. There were two CARES scholarships, six Rotary Jack Fields Sr Endowment scholarships and three Four Way Essay Contest scholarships. It was a good day for education and eleven deserving seniors of Humble ISD.
 
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Humble Rotary Scholarship Awards Meeting

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
It was an exciting meeting as 11 scholarships were awarded to Humble ISD Seniors via 6 Rotary Jack Fields Sr. Endowment Foundation, 2 CARES ( Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service ) Scholarships and 3 Four Way Test Essay Contest winners. It was nice to have parents and teacher present. An exciting day as we invested $17,500 in furthering the education of 11 outstanding Humble ISD Seniors.
 
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Benefiting the Angouleme Children 
 

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 15, 2017
Benefiting the Angouleme Children
The only money that changed hands at the Casino Party hosted by James and Kim Davitt was the donations to help their daughter’s French teacher with supplies to assist youngsters from Syria and other countries under strife. The donations were made to The Rotary Club of Humble and will be forwarded to a Rotary Club in France for management. Their daughter, Hannah, sent our club a very insightful letter about her fellow French students who have experienced strife in their lives due to internal strife in their home countries. A fun and rewarding evening to benefit others.

Benefiting the Angouleme Children   Ernest Hauser 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Humble To Award 11 Scholarship Winners

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 15, 2017
Rotary Club of Humble To Award 11 Scholarship Winners
 
The Humble Rotary Club will award 11 scholarships to Humble ISD Students April 17ty. Two Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES) scholarships, one for $5000 and another for $2000, three Four Way Test Essay contest winners, totaling $4500 and 6  Jack Fields Sr. Endowment Foundation scholarships.
 
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Youth Exchange at Work--Read Hannah's Report

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 07, 2017
Why is our club committed to Rotary Youth Exchange? What are the objectives of Youth Exchange? What impact does Youth Exchange have on our youth? Does it develop a better understanding of other cultures and their needs? Read Hannah’s report and you will develop a special appreciation for this great program and the maturity of a young lady named Hannah.
There will be a fundraiser at the Davitt’s this Friday evening. Funds raised will help the French teacher and students impacted with some tough conditions.
 
Hello everyone! This is Hannah Davitt, Rotary Youth Exchange to France.
 
 
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Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival Slide Show

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 06, 2017
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Lake Houston Does Crawfish Right, Y'all
The Humble Rotary Club cooked up a big ol' mess of crawfish on April 29 for the crowd-pleasing Lake Houston Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival. In between plenty of good eats, visitors enjoyed classic and custom cars and motorcycles, a vendor market, live music and even a dunking booth. Kersplash!

 
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Lakeland Mentoring

Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 01, 2017
It was the last day of mentoring for the Rotary Club of Humble at Lakeland Elementary school. Pictured from left to right are Rotarians Kim Davitt, Paul Kern, Nancy Jo Derby, and German Morales . Not pictured was photographer Oran Bain
 
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Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival Was Fun

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 30, 2017
Our annual Festival has been completed and it was lots of fun and well attended. Our visibility in the Lake Houston Area was increased and the community came out to support us. We were competing with a lot of other events but definitely increased the community's involvement. We had lots of fun with the District Governor, DG Elect and DG Nominee. Eric was a good sport as he spent lots of time in the water. School Board Member Robert Sitton was a good sport. We had fun adding each to the Dunkee Fraternity. Lots of hard work was done by all. We laid the ground work for a great 2018 Festival. More pictures to come.
 
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 RI Presidential Message for May 2017

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 30, 2017

Presidential Message for May 2017

As you read these lines, final preparations are well underway for our 108th Rotary International Convention, 10-14 June in Atlanta. We're looking forward to one of the biggest and best Rotary conventions yet, as we celebrate not only a wonderful year of Rotary Serving Humanity, but a full century of Doing Good in the World through The Rotary Foundation.
If you haven't already made plans to attend, it's not too late to register at riconvention.org. There is simply no better way to round off another great year in Rotary than by coming together with 40,000 or so of your fellow Rotarians to share ideas, find inspiration, and have a great time together.
 
 
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Jennifer Mutchler’s  Report on   $30,000 VTT Grant is published  in Zone 21-27 Report  

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 30, 2017
 
District 5890 Reports: $30,000 VTT Grant Supports the Uganda Heart Institute to Save Children.
 
Rotary Foundation Cadre Technical Advisor, Bill Davis, was on a return flight home from London to Houston when he met Ali Mondragon in November of 2012. Ali was on her way home as well. She had just completed a medical mission to Uganda. This chance meeting inspired Bill to explore the possibility of a putting together a Vocational Training Team (VTT) Grant that could benefit the doctors and nurses Ali had encountered in Uganda. Bill reached out to fellow Rotarian Francis (Tusu) Tusubira from Uganda. Together, the two harnessed the power of Rotary networks worldwide. Tusu successfully identified an International Partner Club as well as the medical professionals who would travel to Houston. The Rotary Club of West University in Houston agreed to serve as the Host Club to the VTT team from Uganda and host the travelers in their homes. The VTT was made up of both Rotarian and non Rotarian medical professionals, representing the Uganda Heart Institute.
 
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My Mom was A Polio Pioneer

Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 20, 2017

My mom was a Polio Pioneer

Posted on April 20, 2017

By Richard J. Fox, Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne, Vermont, USA

Since joining Rotary in 2011, I have been impressed by its commitment to eradicating polio from the world through its End Polio Now campaign. That said, polio never resonated with me as a significant cause.

I was generally aware of polio’s impact throughout history: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the March of Dimes, iron lungs, and the polio panic here in the United States. But it wasn’t personal to me; it was something of the previous generation, abstract, to which I had no emotional investment.

And then my mom went and showed me how wrong I was.

 

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