Rotary Club of Katy 

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Katy

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 11:45 AM
Hasta La Pasta
1450 Grand Parkway South
Suite E
Katy, TX  77494
United States
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Rotary Conference guitar with Elvis
 
 
 
 
Rotary at the The Katy Arts Festival
 
 
 
Natchez - Rotary District 5890 Conference
 
 
 
LaPorte Rotary 7th Annual CRAWFISH BOIL
Saturday April 11th 11-3
SeaBreeze Park 1300 Bayshore Dr


 
 

 
 
Patricia Villafranca spoke of crime issues in Houston.  These included corporate espionage, a "takeover bank robbery" rate of 40% in Houston.  She accepted questions about how the FBI can help our community.
 
 
 
 
I nearly forgot to mention something until I was reminded at my Rotary Club meeting....Remember, just a few weeks remain to get one of the limited remaining sponsorships to build your business and the greater Katy area.  I hope to hear from you and see you there.
 
 
 
 
I represent the Rotary Club of Katy for our fourth annual Wild West Brewfest, the only craft beer dedicated event in Katy.  ... I would like to have the opportunity to discuss this event with you and how your sponsorship can benefit you, the community, and the noble undertakings of our non-profit service club.
 
 
 
 
The Wild West Brewfest (WWBF) is a Katy, Texas area community event conducted once a year and produced by the Katy Rotary Club.  Over 90 craft brewers from across the United States come to enter the Craft Beer competition and to serve event attendees with over 250 taps (in 2.5 oz mugs).  This is a Brewers Association of America sanctioned competition.  Local restaurants will serve an abundance of free food.
 
Why A Business Should Become A Sponsor:
 
 
 
 
A positive message video from Katy Brewfest headliner J. T. Hodges
 
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Yet another check, $1000 given to Brookwood Community to assist in buying defibrillators!  Image

 

 
 

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With over 4,000 people on the grounds of the Villagio Town Center on May 10th, your impact was quite substantial.  We appreciate your commitment and capital and we understand your trust that we will deploy the funds in the proper manner to impact many people. 

 

 

 
 
 

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Books donated in the name of our weekly guest speakers by the Club were presented to the Activities Director and several Brookwood residents for their Community Library.  Using our annual Valentine Luncheon as the backdrop, members were present to greet the residents and watch their happy acceptance of the new additions to their Library.  On the way into lunch the wrapped gift books were spotted by one of the residents who was serving in the Cafe today.  He gleefully said as he pointed to the stack, "Oh wonderful, my favorite, Scholarship Books!  I love them and read those all the time."Image

 

 
 

On July 25, 2013 The Rotary Club of Katy hosted a luncheon honoring their 2013 scholarship recipients.  There were 15 scholarships awarded in the amount of $1500 each for this group of outstanding Katy ISD seniors.  We had over 150 applications for these scholarships among all Katy ISD high schools.

The proceeds used to fund these scholarships comes primarily from the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne and the Children's Film Festival that are both hosted annually in the late summer and early fall by the Rotary Club of Katy for the benefit of the Katy Rotary Fund.

 

(in parenthesis is the school they will be attending in the fall)

 

back row L to R: Cory Fleitas (Texas A&M), Zachary Gilliam (University of Texas), Huyen Chau Nguyen (Texas State), Yessenia Munoz (Texas Women's University), Kelsey Ballard (University of Texas San Antonio)

 

front row L to R: Henry Mershant (University of Texas), Joe Dumas (LSU), Philip Kerr (Blinn), Cole Barry (Texas A&M)

 

not pictured: Ramiro Cortez Jr, (Texas State), Jonathan Dent (Texas A&M), Jordan Bassham, Zaid Safder, Mark Melton, and Brooke Campisi

 

 

 
 
 

 

Under the leadership of Rebecca Blackmon the Katy Rotary Toy Drive was a huge success this year! Below is David Frishman, Dan Dees, Rebecca and Ken Burton gathering the toys at Tradition Bank.

 

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The Elf's of the Katy Rotary Club were busy again this year delivering presents. Here is Dan Dees, Mrs. Benavides (Counselor at Hutsell Elementary), Ken Burton, and David Frishman.

 

 

 

 
 

Christmas Party for the Rotary Club of Katy 12/5/13 at Meadowbrook Farms

 
 
 

Club President Malcolm Junior presented two checks valued at $850 to KCM managers Jackie Marte and Lily Delagarza, Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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Club Executives & Directors

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Community Service
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