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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Please join us on May 21 for our weekly lunch at The Club at Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, TX 77494.
 
Please note our official published meeting time is 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.  The first 15 minutes is a mix and mingle time so that everyone can be seated and ready by Noon.
 
For speed of service and to get to our meeting without interruption, dinner salads will be preset.  You will have a a couple of choices for lunch and if you need a large salad, please let the server know.  The choices will be simple and may be a sandwich and sides and an oven cooked style of entree such as baked chicken breast.  Your selection will be taken and served.  We will not do a buffet as that seems to disrupt our meeting agenda.
 
 
 
Rotary.org
Gary C.K. Huang
President, 2014-15
Dear Rotarian,
 
We express our profound sadness and extend our sympathies to all those affected by the devastation resulting from the 25 April deadly earthquake in Nepal. Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal for the 8 million people impacted by the massive 7.8 magnitude quake.
 
As we mourn the thousands of lost lives, Rotary joins many international agencies in providing immediate relief to survivors and mobilizing our expertise to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
 
How to help: 
  • District 3292, Nepal, has established a disaster relief fund to provide needed equipment and supplies to affected communities. Contact District Governor Kumar Piya for information about contributing to the fund.
  • Rotary’s service partner ShelterBox is working closely with Nepali Rotarians to coordinate immediate relief efforts. On Monday, 27 April, and Wednesday, 29 April, Rotarians greeted ShelterBox response teams in Nepal who will mobilize temporary housing and relief efforts. An initial 1,000 housing tents and 1,000 shelter kits will be distributed throughout affected communities. Two more ShelterBox relief teams and additional kits are ready to be deployed once further assessments are complete. Learn more about supporting ShelterBox’s relief efforts.
  • As with all disasters, the Rotary family may apply for global grants to support long-term recovery efforts in Nepal. Once immediate health, safety, and relief efforts have been addressed, work with local Nepali Rotary members and their international partners to develop projects within Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Monitor the announcements section of My Rotary for more information as it becomes available and do not hesitate to contact relief@rotary.org with any questions.
 
Our thoughts are with our Nepali neighbors during this difficult time. Thank you for continuing to Light Up Rotary through your compassion and generosity.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Gary C.K. Huang
President, Rotary International 2014-15
 

 
Rotarians working in the week before the event at Katy Mills Mall - Hop House tent frame
 
 
 

 
 
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
 
Already High
 
 
 
 
 

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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

 

 

 
 
 
 

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