Brian MelassDecember 4
Bruce BorgDecember 7
Benny MorganDecember 8
Kim EffenbergerDecember 15
Brian GarrettDecember 21
Sofka WerkmeisterDecember 25
Eric AshenfelderDecember 30
Fred CordesDecember 31
Mike GlennDecember 9
Cassidy LindseyDecember 13
Jayme GilkisonDecember 19
Elsa BransonDecember 25
Sofka WerkmeisterDecember 25
Susie DownsFrank GaidesDecember 3
Tod TracyTeah TracyDecember 6
Thomas PruettCarolynDecember 17
Mary FuchsJake FuchsDecember 20
Lucilla HendersonEric HendersonDecember 26
Shannon SandersJason SandersDecember 31
Serena AndrewsDecember 1, 198729 years
Vicki MelassDecember 1, 199521 years
Michael MebesDecember 8, 20115 years
Sofka WerkmeisterDecember 8, 20115 years
Karla ChristmanDecember 16, 20088 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
Yes...we will be delivering the Pizza if the event is held at each campus' Life Skills class. I ordered from HEB, and I was going to get them to the park.
I'll need volunteers that are willing to go into the schools and take the pizza parties to the kids. I'll have more info on what schools and what time shortly.
Go ahead and let me know if you can go to the schools tomorrow, so I can get an idea of how many I need to recruit.
Rod will send out details, and I'll follow up also later today.
I ask all of you who can to go to the schools and see the hard-earned money we raise at work first hand. This event is absolutely "Service Above Self" in action.
Check your emails later this afternoon.
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,