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

 Celebrating 50 Years of Community Service!!

Welcome to Rotary Club of Space Center

Space Center

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 11:45 AM
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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The annual Christmas Party will be held at the Bay Oaks Country Club on December 18 beginning with the social hour at 6:00, food at 7:00.  Tickets are $32 each and can be paid with cash, check, or credit card at the party.  Back by popular demand, we will have a Gift Grab. Each couple should bring a gift to exchange not to exceed $12.00.  Please let Roger Donnelly, Ridonnelly@aol.com know by December 11th, if you plan on attending and your choice of menu: steak, fish or vegetarian.
 
 
 
 
Kim Scofield is on fire with these kids.  Mike Porterfield, CA Shields, and Forrest Smith are also involved and they are starting new Interact clubs at Clear View & Brook High Schools.
 
Gotta love Rotary!!
 
Go And Do Likewise
 

 
 
It is with a heavy heart that I let you know that Dick Gregg, Jr's wife, Dick Gregg III's stepmother, passed away Friday evening. Arrangements are pending and will be shared as we receive them.  Please keep the Gregg family in your thoughts and prayers as they travel this difficult journey.
 
Lynette's funeral will be held this Wednesday, October 29th, at 10:00 AM.
The service will be at Unity Church of Christianity
                                 2929 Unity Drive
                                 Houston, TX. 77057
                                 832-460-3889
 
 
 

 
 
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.
 
 
 

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 

 

 
 

Please welcome one of our newest member.

Mike Gifford

 

 

 
 
Rotary Club of Space Center 50th Anniversary Celebration
 
Since 1964, the Rotary Club of Space Center has been serving the Clear Lake area with dedicated community service and engaged volunteerism. On Wednesday, August 6 the club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a cocktail dinner and reception at Space Center Houston. To mark the occasion, Council Member Martin presented a certificate of recognition on behalf of the City of Houston honoring the club's service over the past half century. The event also featured memorabilia and video presentations celebrating the history of the chapter, and Rotarians and guests shared stories from the club's past activities.

 

Council Member Martin congratulates the Rotary Club of Space Center on the big milestone and thanks all involved with the organization over the past 50 years for their service to the community. He also thanks Scott Rainey, President of the Rotary Club of Space Center, for the invitation to attend the event.

 

 
 

Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation announced a total donation of $29,466 to various programs during their annual RNASA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held at Cullen's Upscale Grille.

Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation President Rodolfo González said, “The RNASA Foundation is very grateful to our generous corporate sponsors who accomplish so much in our nation’s space programs.  It is very fitting that the proceeds yielded from the 2014 Space Gala be invested in programs that inspire our future engineers and leaders”.

 
 
 

2013-14 Club President Sheryl Berg announced at a recent club meeting that Jorge Hernandez was named Space Center Rotary Club's "Rotarians of the Year".  Sheryl shared with the club, Jorge's list of accomplishments, citing his willingness to assist the club in every endeavor.  Jorge joins a long list of outstanding club members who have been named "Rotarian of the Year" in previous years.  Be sure to congratulate Jorge on his award.

 

 
 

Led by RNASA Foundation Chairman Rodolfo González, The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) celebrated its 28th annual gala event on April 11, 2014 at the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation presented the 2014 National Space Trophy (NST), to the Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator, retired Major General United States Marine Corps (Ret.) and former NASA astronaut, STS-61-C, STS-31, STS-45, and STS-60;

 Founded by the Space Center Rotary Club in 1985 to organize and coordinate an annual event to recognize outstanding achievements in space and create greater public awareness of the benefits of space exploration, the RNASA Foundation has presented the National Space Trophy to an outstanding American who has made major contributions to our nation's space program since 1987.

 
 
 
ImageSpace Center Rotary was well represented at the recent All Club Meeting, as evidenced by the attached photo.  Thanks Scott for picking my nose.....
 

 
 
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
 
 
 
On Dec 10-11, District 5890 was honored to have Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko take time from his busy schedule to come speak at our Dec 10 District Foundation Dinner, which was well attended.  The next morning, Chief of Staff Jon McKinnie had organized an executive tour of NASA's Johnson Space Center for Hewko and several members of our District leadership.   Some of the highlights of the tour included observing current Mission Control activities, walk through the Apollo Mission Control (remember Tom Hank's movie, Apollo 13), walk through astronaut training area (space station, space shuttle cockpit, next generation rover) and Russian Soyuz.  For more details & photos, click on this story heading.
 
 
 
(Austin) – Greg Smith, chief executive of Clear Creek ISD in League City, was named Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) by the Texas Association of School Boards in Austin September 28.  Smith, superintendent of Clear Creek ISD for four years, serves more than 40,000 students and has 27 years of administrative experience. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree at Oakland University, master’s degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and doctorate at Texas A&M University.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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Speakers

Dec 01, 2014
SCR Scholarship Committee
Scholarship Awards to CCISD Students
Dec 08, 2014
Dana Morgan - Dir. Career & Tech. Ed. CCISD
CCISD Career & Technical Programs Supported by Space Center Rotary Foundation
Dec 15, 2014
Stephanie Alvarez
Student Life Group - Food Bank Activity
Jan 05, 2015
Jan Wheeler, Executive Director
Project Joy and Hope
Jan 12, 2015
Jan 12, 2015
No Meeting
MLK Holiday
Jan 26, 2015
Feb 02, 2015
Daniella Romero, Former Ambassadorial Scholar
Rotary Foundation Grant Programs & Rotaract Projects
Feb 09, 2015
Ron Hopkins
San Jacinto College - Men of Honor Program
Feb 16, 2015
No Meeting
President's Day Holiday
Feb 23, 2015
Scott Parazynski - Former NASA Astronaut
Extremes in Human Exploration
Mar 02, 2015
John Cotterell - HLSR Speakers Committee Coord.
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Programs
Mar 09, 2015
Stan Galanski
SCR International Projects up date
Mar 30, 2015
Veronica Seyl - Texas Aerospace Sholars
Texas Aerospace Scholars
Apr 06, 2015
Eunhye Kong - Korean Roatry Amb. Scholar
US Citizenship through Rotary & Ambassadorial Scholars
Apr 13, 2015
Apr 20, 2015
Tom Kartrude - Director of ABNC
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Apr 27, 2015
May 04, 2015
Diana Kattner - Principal Whitcomb Elm.
EarlyAct FirstKnight at Whitcomb
May 18, 2015
CCISD Teacher of the Year Event
Club meeting will be at Southshore Harbour Hotel for the ceremony
 

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