Gary C.K. Huang
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:
Monitor the announcements section of My Rotary for more information as it becomes available and do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.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
Yet another check, $1000 given to Brookwood Community to assist in buying defibrillators!
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.
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."
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