Deer Park Rotary

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Help us make a difference in our community!

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Republic Grill at Battleground Golf Course
1600 Georgia Avenue
Deer Park, TX  77536-6711
United States
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About Our Club

 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Past President
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
David Rush
Casey McGuire
Gerald Cothran
Ralph Russo
Executive Secretary/Director
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jon Thompson
    June 5
  • Ralph Russo
    June 17
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Patricia Russo
    June 8
  • George Anne Befrord
    June 17
  • Gigi Taylor
    June 19
Anniversaries:
  • Ralph Russo
    Patricia Russo
    June 11
  • Dennis Velek
    Janna Velek
    June 25
  • Mike Shoelen
    Shannon Shoelen
    June 27
  • Sheri Brown
    David Brown
    June 28
Join Date:
  • Ryan Taylor
    June 19, 2002
    14 years
 
 
Texas Independence Bike Tour Information (Click on headlines to open)
The Texas Independence Bike Tour is a one day event bringing cyclists from the Houston area together to tour the San Jacinto Battleground and adjacent communities.  This event  brings the community and Texas history together and raises funds to support the Deer Park Rotary Club’s service and scholarship programs. This is a BP MS150 Recommended Ride.\
 
Event details and schedule
Event Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Location:  Deer Park High School – South Campus
710 W. San Augustine, Deer Park, TX  77536
Registration Cost: 
                     $35.00 Preregistration
                     $40.00 beginning January 3rd
                     $45.00 day of event
6:30-7:30 am - Onsite Registration / Packet Pickup for the 30, 48 & 62 mile routes.
Start Times: 62 mile - 7:30 am
                     48 mile - 7:45 am,
                     30 mile - 8:00 am
 
Visit the following link for more event info on Active.com
Visit the following link for online registration on Active.com
 
Packet Pickup:
Thursday, Jan 14 & Friday, Jan 15
12 Noon to 6:00 pm
Bay Area Schwinn
2049 South Richey
Pasadena, TX 77502
713 472 6651
or day of the ride at Registration Desk

   

 
 

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Special thanks to all of our sponsors!
 
 
 

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Who We Are & What We Do

Rotary International is the world's first service club organRIhomepageization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. Deer Park Rotary sponsors many efforts in the Deer Park area to enhance the quality of life in our community. Each year, our club awards several scholarships to deserving Deer Park students and makes a difference by giving to many area non profit organizations.

 

 

Making a Difference In Our Community

Rotarians motto is "Service Above Self." Living this motto was apparent in a recent service project, where Rotarians, spouses and children worked at Dow Park to update several areas. New netting was place on the tennis court fences and mulch was spread in several areas to be enjoyed by citizens all summer long.  Other service projects include working on Habitat for Humanity, Ella and Friends Dog Park, Living Water International, school beautification projects, walking tracks in city parks and many other community projects.
 
 
 

 
 

The Deer Park Rotary Club awarded 13 students a total of $12,000 in scholarships at its weekly luncheon on Wednesday.  Deer Park High School Interact Club students Justin Martin, Kyle Young and Logan Campbell were awarded $500 each.  The club also awarded $500 scholastic scholarships to Ali Dupin, Mariah Mills, Bethany Cole, Timothy George and Alyssa Rodriguez.  The $500 Chris Williams Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kelsey Lindsey. Two more memorial scholarships – The Dorris Memorial Awards were presented to Shelby Mitchell and Yekaterina Malyavina. The Dorris awards are $750 each.  The Deer Park Rotary Club also presented scholarships to two San Jacinto College students.  The $1,000 Rotary San Jacinto College Award went to Sky Davis while the $5,000 Associates Degree Scholarship went to Denise Ochoa.  "We're so proud of these students. None of them will disappoint you. They have done great things and they have great futures ahead of them," said Dr. Ronda Kouba, a Rotarian and principal at Deer Park High School. 

 

 
 

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