Space Center Rotary Club
 Meets Monday at Noon, Bay Oaks Country Club 

 Celebrating 51 Years of Community Service!!

Welcome to Rotary Club of Space Center

Space Center

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 Bay Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX.
Mail: P.O. Box 58862
Houston, TX  77258-8862
United States
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Anthony Tran of Clear Falls High School wins Region 4 Secondary Teacher of the Year!

We recently received a letter from Vic Maria’s daughter, Regina Saliba (1900 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 9430), letting us know that Vic passed away on Thursday, January 15. (This does appear to be the correct date based on the biographical information that was provided.) He was resting peacefully at the time of his passing.
Victor Maria was born on July 31, 1928 in Portland, Maine. He was the youngest of four children. His primary passion was sports. He was an avid basketball and football player. After high school, he was drafted for the Korean War where he was a sergeant training on amphibian tanks. Upon his discharge, he enrolled at the University of Arizona. In 1961, he married Norma J. Jabbour. They were married in Paris, France and celebrated their wedding day dining at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.

This year's Shrimporee will be held at the Clear Lake Park on NASA Parkway (11:00 am - 4:00 pm)  This year's event will be the best ever, with educational, interactive presentations that will intrigue kids and educate parents. Each year, the Shrimporee is Space Center's major event, lots of food & beverages, shrimp and BBQ brisket lunch, live and silent auctions, entertainment, games for the kids and fellowship.  The event is free, meals are $15 each.  Raffle tickets for outstanding items are available for $10 each, 6 for $50.

Joni DeGuzman was very touched by our Random Act of Kindness today.  They have not been able to be in their house for the past 7 weeks after the storm.  And, she is not sure when it will be ready!  When you think you have a big problem, think of this family.
Thank you CCISD for bringing one of your student's families to us for help.  CCISD is much more than just a school district.  They are a family who cares and helps one another.
Thank you for all you have done this past year and Go And Do Likewise.

Dear Scott Rainey,
We presented Juanita, and lady who works for Rena, with a Random Act of Kindness this morning.  Juanita's nephew that she has raised as her son passed away and they do not have the money for a funeral.  She arrived at Brookdale to meet us without knowing why, she had been peeling potatoes for the BBQ they will have to help raise the money needed for Jonathan's funeral.
Juanita accepted our gift with tears and many thanks to each of you.

Please help a young man from the Harris County Youth Village make his project a success.


Please see the below press release about our Interact club at Clear Lake High School.  I can not begin to tell you what a wonderful job Kim Scofield and Michael Porterfield are doing with our Interact clubs.  Read this and join me in being so proud of the work these students have occomplished.  It has been a pleasure to see the work side by side with our club and also take inititive to do projects on their own.
Also, when you see Kim, bow down and thank her for the many hours she has spent to help this club achieve greatness.  They have truely Gone and Done Likewise!!!
Peace and Happy Easter to all.
CLHS Interact club has been notified that they will be awarded Rotary International's Presidential Award for their outstanding work for Rotary in the year 2014-2015.  CLHS Interact Club is a Service Organization following the Rotary Motto of "SERVE ABOVE SELF".
The Club ran projects to benefit: Rotary Polio Plus, Rotary Beads of Hope-Nicaragua, Rotary Global Water Project, and Rotary Disaster Relief worldwide.  They also provided service locally with a food and clothing drives for San Jacinto College and GoodWill organization, service at Space Center Rotary Annual Shrimporee and also service at Space Center Rotary Endowment Foundation Pancake Breakfast. Interactors began a new program this year called a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS, which occurred  monthly, alternating between Rotarians and CLHS Staff. A Holiday Hayride for all Interactors to celebrate a traditional holiday was in honor of Interact and Rotary Youth Exchange students, Adam from Poland and Chiarra from Italy.  Space Center Rotary gave Leadership scholarships to two of our Interactors to attend RYLA Camp and continues to support the Interact Club with annual Senior Scholarships.
Anyone wishing to join CLHS Interact Club, please contact our teacher sponsors for info regarding next meeting and join us!
Congratulations to all Interactors and Teacher Sponsors, S. Heep and E. Olin.

Nanci Rutledge and Janice Albro from the YMCA, are joined by YMCA Board member Dave Hopkins to receive a Random Act of Kindness that will provide scholarships for needy kids to attend Camp Cullen.

Space Center Rotary was honored to have RI President Gary Huang and his wife Corrina attend a Random Act of Kindness presentation.

The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation has selected Colonel Robert D. Cabana - Director of the Kennedy Space Center, former NASA astronaut STS-41, STS-53, STS-65 and STS-88, and retired United States Marine Corp Colonel (USMC), to receive the 2015 National Space Trophy on April 24, 2015, at the Houston Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas.
Thanks to Roger Donnelly & committee for another wonderful Christmas Party.  As the old saying, "And fun was has by all". Click on the following link to access lots of wonderful photos:

Students at Clear Lake City Elementary have been enjoying their Dell computer tablets as a result of Clear Creek Independent School District’s 1:1 Initiative. And now, thanks to a generous donation from Space Center Rotary, the students’ virtual learning environment will be enhanced.
To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Space Center Rotary has committed to fifty acts of kindness for their community and they chose Clear Lake City Elementary as the recipient of one of these acts.
Chairman John Branch, the committee, the club members and volunteers all came together to make a fantastic SHRIMPOREE!!  Big Huge Thanks to ALL.


Rotarian Jerrald Dewease has created a wonderful review of our Space Center Rotary Club's 50th Anniversary.  Our celebration took place at Space Center Houston on August 6 2014, the date of our original charter.  Please click on 50TH ANNIVERSARY RECAP to review the events of our celebration.



Space Center Rotary's EarlyAct FirstKnight program has been a tremendous success.  Teaching chivalry and building champions -- that's what the program is accomplishing at Whitcomb Elementary School.  The program teaches children how to be role models and hold high standards for character. You haven't experienced Rotary, until you hear 700 young students recite Rotary's 4-Way Test "every morning".  Organizers hope the examples will rub off on other kids.  It was the last day of school for students at Clear Creek ISD, and some of them went home with proud parents and new titles for the summer.  Click on Houston's ABC Channel 13 News Reports
Space Center Rotary Club has a small group of golf enthusiasts who want more members!  We golf almost every Thursday (depending on weather and interest) at local public courses.  All the courses offer a reduced rate for seniors – if you fit in that category.  Non-senior rates are very reasonable.   Tee times are usually early in the morning.
August 2015


Aug 31, 2015
Janice Albro
STEM Program at Brookwood Elem. - How RCSC Can Be Involved
Sep 07, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
Kaci Hanson
Clear Creek Education Foundation
Sep 21, 2015
Phil Sandlin
Excellence in Public Service Award Presentation
Oct 19, 2015

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