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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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.

Student's were recognized for achievement for RESPONSIBILITY

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:

Our club didn't shut down for the holidays.  We gave out $3,000 in Random Acts of Kindness the last two days.  Please see pics below.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and remember to GO AND DO LIKEWISE today and every day.
Tue. 12/23
Mike Brignac - lost his eye in an accident, and is not able to work.
Eve Womack - Army Veteran who is struggling to with PTSD, finding work, and raising her 4 children
Wed. 12/24
Roger & Ginger Smith - Roger, a Vietnam Veteran recently had open heart surgery and has not been able to work, they are living with relatives while working to get back on their feet.

The nineteenth Act of Kindness (ROAK) was given to Tim Hagan an hourly construction worker with no medical benefits who experienced an automotive accident with resulting injuries requiring surgery including having his spleen removed. He is 57 years of age and formerly a client of Crossroads Homeless Ministry. Over the past few years he has been rebuilding his life and getting off the street. Not only has Tim found employment, he has been an active participant in UM ARMY, attending summer camps, Christmas Camps and Weekend Slam Camps. The check was given to Tim December 17 at the home of Penny Skov where Tim is staying during his recovery.

San Jacinto College student, Melissa Rojas (right), was selected by the Rotary Club of Space Center to receive $1,000 as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration “50 Random Acts of Kindness.” Pictured with Rojas is Rotary Club of Space Center President Scott Rainey. Photo credit: Amanda L. Booren, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs.

The Salinas Family was very appreciative of our help!

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, 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

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.....

March 2015


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 11, 2015
Teacher of the Year Ceremony
No Regular meeting - We meet at South Shore Harbour Resort for the Ceremony
May 18, 2015
CCISD Teachers of the Year
New Teachers of the Year at Club meeting
Jun 01, 2015
Jun 08, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
Vince Ryan - Harris County Attorney
Contrasting City & County Government
Jun 22, 2015
2015 - 2016 Officer & Directors Installation
Jun 29, 2015
Scott Rainey
Did we Go And Do Likewise?
Aug 03, 2015
Michael Houston - Principal Clear View HS
Partnering: Schools and the Community
Sep 14, 2015
Kaci Hanson
Clear Creek Education Foundation

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