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Stephen MeierMay 1
Drew DavenportMay 10
Vicki MelassMay 21
Mary FuchsMay 22
Felipe Chavez-RamirezMay 26
Jeffrey PynesMay 26
Karla ChristmanMay 26
Debby SolteszMay 27
Jeffrey FattigMay 27
Shelley NadelMay 27
Mike StrobelMay 29
Elliott CundieffMay 25
Christina StricklerMay 27
Deepak PatelJayshreeMay 24
Ravi SinghaniaPamela SinghaniaMay 25
Lisa PaulsJeff PaulsMay 27
Lucilla HendersonMay 1, 199026 years
Rod HallMay 3, 20115 years
John MotschMay 13, 200313 years
Aaron GrovesMay 26, 20151 year
Danny MasseyMay 26, 20151 year
Jordan StrotherMay 26, 20151 year
Meredith KingMay 26, 20151 year
Peggy WilleMay 27, 20106 years
Scott FerryMay 31, 20115 years
Please save the date:
May 1st - 7th Home Hospitality Week
We will need host so please consider this opportunity for fellowship.
If you wish to be a host please talk to George Franklin or one of the fellowship committee members which include:
Vicky Melass, Fred Cordes, Smokey Roye, Emily Gray, Marc Herns
Argun and Yui met January 22-24 with hundreds of fellow Rotary Youth Exchange Students at the SCRYE Conference in Tulsa.
Ask them about the skits that they performed with their countrymen at the banquet. Austin reports from Italy that she has moved to her second host family in Milan and is having a wonderful exchange experience. She is a good ambassador for our club, community, and country.
Pictured from left, Argun, Yui and friend Maki at the Youth Exchange Conference
Pictured on right is Austin Strobel with her her friend Maddie at Ponte Vecchino.
So much happened in December that as I am sitting down to write this I am still surprised about how fortunate I am to be where I am, so thank you all again for making this possible! The first weekend in December started off with a bang as my district took a trip to Rome and Florence - two of the most breathtaking cities in Italy…The weather has been getting a bit cold for this Texan, but I'm learning how to layer. I am getting excited as I (and others) can tell my Italian is getting better. I should be busy packing my room right now because I move families today, but it's a daunting task ahead of me. I am excited for the new opportunity but also sad to be leaving my current home. As always, I hope everything is going well in Texas and we'll be in touch!
Pictured: Austin Strobel (front row, second from right) poses with friends outside of the Vatican.
- A September to Remember: The Ultimate Houston Fan Package - includes tickets for 4 to 3 different Astros games on September 1st (Seattle Mariners), September 21st (LA Angels), September 25th (Texas Rangers), 2 tickets to the Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay game on September 27th, a Jon Weeks signed football, and an Andre' Johnson signed football.
- Duck Hunt for 4 at Halls Bayou Ranch Hunting Club
- JJ Watt Signed Jersey
- Fire pit and cooker
- 2 Fisher Price Power Wheels Jeeps (Jeep Wrangler and Dora the Explorer)
- Large Big Green Egg
- Surf and Turf for 8 at the Wurst Haus
- 64GB iPad Air 2 with Wifi and case
The Rotary Foundation has Exceeded the 2014-15 Rotary Year $123 Million
Global Annual Fund Giving Goal!
This is the first year in which Annual Fund Giving has exceeded $120 Million.
Our District's campaign for candidates for the 2016-2016 Rotary Ambassadorial/Global Grant Scholaships is now underway.
Application materials have been e-mailed to all club presidents and club foundation chairs.
We are seeking your help in promoting the program, and in identifying, recruiting and sponsoring (through your club) a post-graduate candidate, well in advance of the October 23, 2015 application deadline.
Each club may sponsor one candidate.
The District interviews will be held in Houston on November 21, 2015.
The application materials have been posted on the District 5890 website.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you for your support of the program.
Yours in Rotary,
I would like to give a summary on what we are attempting to accomplish with the Visioning Process.
Before I starting to serve as president, I asked to meet with Lisa, David, Scott, and Rod. I discussed with them some of the goals I wanted to achieve in my year as president. One of the more ambitious goals was to consider, approve, and implement a long term local project.
By long term we are talking over the period of three to four years. By local we are talking about the possibility of involving municipalities, industry, etc by forming an alliance with them to help them solve some of their issues as well.
What this might end up being is still up for discussion. This is why we want and need the involvement of 25+ club members.
At the meeting we were in agreement in trying to accomplish this. So this is something I want to do to as well as the next two presidents. Plus, David Nicks, our treasurer, is also in favor (as well as Lisa).
Where this may end up is anyone’s guess. This is why we need club participation and buy in.
Just so you may understand what type and size of project we are considering, David (and others, but David is the Visioning Chair) and I have thrown around the possibility of building a facility where we can conduct out meetings and have a facility to help other local nonprofits and/or industry. As you can quickly determine, this is a large project that could end up needing millions of dollars.
I mention these things so each of us can see the importance of being involved with David. We need your input. And look at the skill set we have in our club - bankers, builders, architects, project managers, industry reps, and so much more. If we get behind something we ALL believe in we can accomplish great things. GREAT things!
I will end by stating we are in a healthy position financially. Of course, we do not have millions sitting in the bank but we can leverage the assets, cash and otherwise, in our club to move mountains.
I need your buy in. Get with David and tell him you will be there.
- An immediate measure of progress will be the members’ pledge and willingness to move the planning processes from a nice-to-do concept to meaningful growth programs for the club, its members, and its community.
- The second is that the output from this session is woven into the annual plans of the incoming and succeeding presidents. It will be reflected in the continuity and consistency of programming and leadership in your Club.
- Finally, the long-term mark of accomplishment will be at the end of 5 years when your club advances from where it is to where it wants to be.