The Rotary Wine Dinner will be held on February 28, 2015.
Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
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...
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Posted by Mary Matteson-Parrish
On February 28, 2015 The Woodlands Rotary Club, in celebration of its 40th anniversary, will be honoring long time Rotarian and US Congressman Kevin Brady. The event will be held, as it has in the past, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott and promises to be a memorable and entertaining evening, with friends of the Congressman from near and far with us to pay him a humorous tribute.
Sponsorship are available at various levels, and information is available by emailing co-chair Mary Matteson Parrish at email@example.com, or Sponsorship co-chairs Robert Shucker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elvis Stulting (email@example.com).
Posted by Tammy Mays; David Blocker
The Woodlands Rotary Club was pleased to have recent Lone Star College Scholarship recipients
as our guests at our November 13th Rotary meeting.
The scholarships that are provided will often offset an entire semester's worth of class and book expense
allowing the recipients to focus on their families and their education. Theresa Wagaman (pictured)
and Phil Anderson can be contacted for more information on the committee and scholarship opportunities.
Posted by David Blocker; Tammy Mays
On a balmy Saturday afternoon, seventy-five Rotarians and Rotaract members, plus their families, volunteered their time to collect money for the Salvation Army. The annual tradition for The Rotary Club of The Woodlands
staffed 5 locations around The Woodlands Mall for 9 hours on December 6th. Their efforts resulted in over $2,700 being collected.
Rumor has it that both Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up as well. We'll let you judge for yourself.
Many thanks to all who volunteered.
Posted by Ralph Schroeder
on Oct 11, 2014
We all meet up 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.
Check out the photos in our Photo Library.
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