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)
On Saturday, May 13th, a little after high noon, the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, with the help of its raffle sponsor, Robbins Chevrolet, gave away the grand prize for this year's 2023 Rotary Corvette Raffle charity fundraiser - a new, 2023 Corvette C8 Stingray Coupe 1LT - to Patricia "Pat" Guard of Kingwood.
The public drawing was held at Robbins Chevrolet, 18611 US-59 in Humble in front of a crowd of hopeful potential winners. Ten secondary prizes of $250 Visa gift cards each were also awarded prior to the grand prize drawing for the Corvette. The ten winning raffle tickets were then placed back into the tumbler to give them a chance of winning the Corvette too.

Little Haley stretches to reach inside the tumbler to draw the winning tickets
The gathering and online Facebook Live viewers were welcomed by club president Eric Gomez. He explained the process of drawing the secondary prize winners first and then drawing for the Corvette. Two youngsters, Sam to turn the tumbler and Haley to draw the winning tickets. Light refreshments were also provided.

Sam turns the drum containing the raffle tickets in-between drawings for each winning ticket
The ten $250 Visa gift cards were won by: Kristin Nelson, John Quenzek, Valerie Jackson, Cindy Bayer, Cole Robbins, Thomas Stegner, Perry Clark, H. M. Acevedo, Steven Harvey and Roman Shypailo. Congratulations to our $250 Visa Gift Card winners!
Money raised from this raffle and the club's Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament will help the non-profit Lake Houston Rotary Foundation to provide charitable grants to worthy non-profits and student scholarships during its 2023-2024 fiscal year. $85,000 in grants to for the foundation's 2022-2023 fiscal year were recently awarded to support local charities and student scholarships. Charities receiving these grants included Humble ISD student scholarships, Humble ISD FFA Livestock Auction, YMCA, Including Kids, Family Promise, HAAM, Re: Mind, The Village Centers, Community Response Task Force (CRTF), Junior Rotarian Program, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Society of St. Stephens, Oaks of Righteousness, Mission Northeast, Rotary Rose Group, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, WINGS Ministry, Boots for Troops, Hopeful Hearts, Dora's Dawgs and Katz, to name a few. Charitable grants are made by the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

This is the first year the Lake Houston Rotary Raffle has ever offered a brand-new Corvette! Past raffles were for gently used Corvettes. President Gomez expressed his hope at the conclusion of this year's drawing to offer another one next year and thanked everyone for participating. He also thanked Robbins Chevrolet for sponsoring the raffle which helped to make this year's fund raiser possible.
Rotary Raffle sponsor Cole Robbins of Robbins Chevrolet
Payment of all local, state and federal taxes, tax, title, and license are the responsibility of the winners. Donations are made to the Lake Houston Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity.
While 3,000 raffle tickets were printed, only 1,264 tickets were actually sold this year vs. 1,115 sold last year. Your chances of winning something were much better than the lotto.
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is a community service organization serving the greater Lake Houston area since 1967 (formerly known as Humble Rotary). Rotarians are neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who see a world where people can unite and take action to make our communities and the world a better place to live and work.

Our members live and/or work in the greater Lake Houston area. Guests interested in learning more about Rotary are welcome to attend one of our regular meetings in Kingwood and/or Summer Creek.

Meetings are held weekly from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., most Wednesdays at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. in Kingwood.
The Summer Creek Satellite Club meets the 2nd and 4th most Tuesdays of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at Generation Park's 3rd floor Nimble Office Suite, 250 Assay St., Houston.
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