Our 9th Annual Wine
Dinner was a huge
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...
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The Rotary Club of The Woodlands in celebration of its 40th anniversary honored long time U.S. Congressman and Rotarian Kevin Brady at its ninth annual Wine Dinner that was held on February 28. Special thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors.
Norman & Mary Parrish
Vernier & Associates Law Firm
Posted by Kimberly Bellini
Jenny Carattini-Wright, Festival Director for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival speaks at Rotary Lunch
Posted by Ralph Schroeder
on Oct 11, 2014
We all met at 7:30am at Interfaith with our coffee's in hand for a morning of clean up work. Even with the rain we completed the front and back yards of the home assigned to us.
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The Rotary Club of The Woodlands is proud to present its 2014 Vocational Service Award to Bruce Tough for his service to our community above and beyond the call of duty. Pictured are (left to right) Coulson Tough, Charter Member of The Rotary Club of The Woodlands, Bill Friebel, Club President 2014-2015, Bruce Tough and Chris Denison, Chair of the Vocational Service Award Committee.
Posted by Cynthia Kendall
on Apr 10, 2014
Group Study Exchange/5 Member Brazilian Team
will be visiting The Woodlands
Saturday, April 19, 2014
For more information on club activity contact Marcell Ulrichs