Officers & Directors
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Speaker: Michael Covert, CHI St. Luke's Health, CEO
Michael Covert is the President and CEO of CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, Texas and Sr. Vice President of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). He has more than 43 years of experience in Health Care Administration including leadership of the Ohio State University hospitals, The Washington Hospital Center in DC and the Sarasota Memorial Health System in Florida.
Most recently he served as the President and CEO of Palomar Health, San Diego, the largest health care district in the State of California and one of the largest in the United States.
Covert is past Chair-Elect of the California Hospital Association and past Chair of the Association of Hospitals and Health Systems of Florida, and presently Vice Chair of University of Arizona Health Network.
He led the development of the new Palomar Medical Center, recognized as the most outstanding health care project in America by AIA and the Engineering News Record in 2012/2013. The Palomar Health System has been recognized over the past several years as one of the outstanding small hospital systems in the country.
Mr. Covert, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has served as the Regent for San Diego and Imperial Counties and for Western Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
The Rotary Club of Houston is a group of business leaders working together collaboratively to impact positive change in our community and around the world, operating consistently with Rotary's motto of Service Above Self. Some of our service projects include:
Rotary Lombardi Award presented to the Outstanding College Lineman of the Year. This is a fund-raising event benefiting cancer research.
Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award presented to someone in Houston who exhibits high ideals, leadership and philanthropy. The funds raised support the club’s on-going service activities.
Camp Enterprise is an annual activity that introduces business and business ethics to 75 high school juniors. The funds for this event are raised with an annual golf tournament.
Burnett Bayland Outreach has delivered personal support and mentoring to at-risk children at the county run resident.
The club also works actively in many other areas including mentoring elementary school youth, giving assistance to ex-offenders, and international projects, including Polio Plus.
Director July 2015-June 2018
Previously Elected - do not require a vote
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The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions: "Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Speaker: Michael Covert, CHI St. Luke's Health, CEO. Vision for CHI St. Luke's
Jan 29, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Feb 05, 2015
Hearts For Children CPS Adoption Fair
Harris County Department of EducationFeb 07, 2015
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Speaker: Lt. General Duane D. Thiessen, USMC Ret
Feb 12, 2015
Speaker: Chris Shepherd - Owner / Executive Chef, Underbelly
Houston City ClubFeb 19, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speaker: Mike Sullivan/Tax Assessor Collector
Feb 26, 2015
Speaker: B. Candace Beeke/Editor in Chief/HBJ
Mar 05, 2015
Speaker: Janis Burke, CEO/Sports Authority
Mar 12, 2015