We will need volunteers Sunday August 12 at Freeport Intermediate where we will greet 1000 secondary students and hand out backpacks and essentials to start back to school. I'll have a sign up sheet at the next meeting. This is a family friendly event, so please feel free to bring spouses and your kiddos. 
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Shrimp Boil 2018 Kickoff 2018-07-16 05:00:00Z 0
Kind words of Thanks from Donald Cameron Heather Rimato-Morrison 2018-07-13 05:00:00Z 0
It was a bitter sweet send off, but Christina is home safe and sound in Denmark. We sent her off with her last Texas meal from Pappasito's, and we bid her safe travels. After a plane change in Frankfurt, she arrived to her waiting family in Copenhagen.
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2018-2019 Officer Installation Dinner HRM 2018-06-05 05:00:00Z 0
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Please note we will be having our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at VERNOR MATERIALS
 
WE WILL BE MEETING AT
VERNOR MATERIAL
545 Wilson Rd CR 227A
 
Google maps and other similar map apps may send you astray. 
 
DIRECTIONS:
SOUTH ON 332
TAKE THE SURFSIDE EXIT
AFTER OVERPASS
TURN LEFT BY THE QUALA SIGN
THE ROAD WILL LEAD YOU TO VERNOR MATERIALS
 
We will meet in the back of the building. You can park and enter in the back. 
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Please note that we will have a lunch meeting on May 8th to recognize outstanding teachers. It is the same week as home hospitality. It is not a blunder on the calendar. 
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OUR ANNUAL LIFE SKILLS PICNIC/FUN DAY WILL BE AT LAKE JACKSON INTERMEDIATE BIG GYM @ 11AM. If you can't make it at 11, please come when you can.
 
 
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Employer/Employee Luncheon 2018-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
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Posted on Oct 08, 2017
Brazosport Rotary Club would like to extend our thanks for the support of the community and our partners. The Annual Shrimp Boil was huge success, raising money that will all go back to serve the good of our neighbors., have a hand in eradicating polio in the world and help transform the lives of the less fortunate worldwide.
 
 
Pearl Sponsors
Vernor Materials -$12,000
Honda of Lake Jackson -$10,000
BASF-$10,000
Mike & Roxanne Strobel - $7,500
 
Diamond Sponsors - $5,000
Freeport LNG
CHI-St. Lukes Health Brazosport
Dow Chemical Company
DSM Nutritional Products
Merrill Lynch
Mustang CAT
Phillips 66
Sorrell Construction,Equipment & Materials, LLC
Waste Connection/Sea Breeze Landfill
 
Platinum Sponsors -$2,500
Apex Metal Systems
Cameron Recycling
Doyle & Wachtstetter, Inc.-$3,000
Detail Products - $2,500  in kind
G2 Trucking
IsoTherapeutics Group
Nalco/Champion - an Ecolab Company
Olin
Shintech
TDECU
 
Gold $1,000
Allyn R. Noblett, DDS
Bottom Dollar Carpet
Brazosport Eye Clinic
Braskem
Chris Gilkison
Dr. Perry Mueller
Dr. Tom Pruett
Fritz, Byrne, Head & Fitzpatrick
Gulf Coast Eye Center
Gulf Coast Gastroenterology
Honda of Lake Jackson Power Equipment -$2,260 in Kind
HEB-$1000 In Kind
Jacob Peter
Kennemer Masters & Lunsford
Lake Jackson Plastic Surgery
Leo Martin Chevrolet
Luycx Plumbing-$2,000
Mobile Devices LLC, $2,000
Moody National Bank
PC Care
Scientific Glass & Plastic
The Source Weekly-In Kind $1,000
The UPS Store- $1,200
Veolia Water-In Kind-$1,500
Vulcan Materials
Westfield Construction LLC-$1,250
Yaklin Ford
Zachry Group
 
Silver- $500
Allsides Inspection 
American Realty- $750
Birdsong Real Estate
Brazos Fasteners - $800
Brazosport Tire Company
Brazosport ISD
Comfort Suites
Corky & Vicki Melass
Cordoba Law Firm, PLLC
Coastal Machine & Mechanical
D & L Propane - In Kind - $600
Easton Sales and Rental
Evco Industrial Hardware
Dental Associates of Lake Jackson
Elbert Insurance Agency
First State Bank
Foster Fence
Franklin Insurance Company
Ginger Wooster
Greg and Lucy Pendon
Great American Title
Hartmann A/C& Heat
Heritage Bank
Houston Area Color New
Jerome and Doris Aldrich
Massage Heights
Mejia Industrial Supply
Mike & Sherrie Steves
Offshore Oil Services
Performance Party Rentals-In Kind $750
Prather &Harlan -In Kind $500
Restwood Funeral Home and Memorial Park
Retirement Planning and Wealth Management
Rimato Insurance, LLC
Secure Check
Scott Glick Enterprises LLC
SI Group
Specialties Company
Sprint Waste Services
Texas Crew Boats
Tim Keefe State Farm
Williams Diesel
 
Bronze-$250
American Wires-$300
BarbaraFranklin
County Judge Matt Sebesta
Congressman Randy Weber
Commissioner Dude Payne
Commissioner David Linder
Culligan WaterSystems
DeBusk
Eileen Pinkerton-$300
First StateBank -In KInd -$64
Geraldand Serena Andrews
Greg Hill
Green & McElreath CPA's
Jim and Diane Hill
Jim and Marcia Pierce
Mike and Jo Coburn
Prosperity Bank
Sabrina and Troy Brimage
Sherwin Williams In Kind -$325
Sports Clips
TJ'sLube Stop
Turnkey Electric
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Rotary Shrimp Boil Sponsors LNP 2017-10-08 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Youth Exchange is in full swing 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to all the individuals attaining Paul Harris Fellowship and beyond for the Rotary Year 2016-17

Paul Harris Fellow:
    Wesley Copeland, Drew Davenport, Stephen Meier, Shannon Sanders, Shannon Whitley, Ashleigh Frank, Hugh Frank and Gerry Mosqueda
 
Paul Harris Fellow +1
     Drew Lindsey, Jordan Strother, Richard Przworski, Deepak Patel, Michael Strobel and Mary Fuchs
 
Paul Harris Fellow + 2
     Keith Frank, Sharline Lancaster, Doug Raymer, Scott Ferry, Jerome Aldrich, Amy Stewart, Diane Swanson, Juan Chapa and Deepak Patel
 
Paul Harris Fellow +3
     Kevin Baker, Jim Pierce, Eric Ashenfelder, Scott Ferry, Scott Glick, Michael Mebes, Deepak Patel and Keith Frank
 
Paul Harris Fellow +4
     Scott Ferry and Michael Mebes
 
Paul Harris Fellow +5
     Ken Vernor and Michael Mebes
 
Paul Harris Fellow + 6
     Sofka Werkmeister, Michael Mebes and Ken Vernor
 
Paul Harris Fellow +7
     Ginger Wooster, Sofka Werkmeister and Ken Vernor
 
Paul Harris Fellow +8
     Rod Hall, Ginger Wooster and Ken Vernor
 
Major Donor Level 1
     Sofka Werkmeister and Michael Mebes
     Rod and Luz Hall
     Ken and Dr. Natalia Vernor
 
Major Donor Level 2
     Walter and Elsa Branson
 
Rotary Foundation Individual Recognition for 2016-17 Year Lucy Pendon 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Safetytown is back for the 29th year!!!
 
A 9-day comprehensive safety education program for incoming 1st graders. 
Sponsored by Brazosport Rotary and area resources organizations.
 
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Teachers from the Brazosport Community were awarded money to benefit their classrooms. These teachers have so many innovative and "students first" ideas to benefit their classrooms. 
We recognize and thank you for your dedication to the students of our community.
 
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SHRIMP BOIL KICK OFF JUNE 6, 2017
 
Let's all be at the meeting on June 6 where Rod Hall will Kick Off this year's SHRIMP BOIL ... and Fish Fry. 
It's always a fun meeting to get us in gear to raise money to support our community and international Rotary projects. 
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Here is a list of the winners of the car raffle and the person who sold the ticket.
 
Car Raffle Prizes  
1   Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Headset
Chris Cordes  - sold by Fred Cordes
2   Nikon Coolpix S33 camera
Robert Moore – sold by Walter Branson
3   Fuji film insta share printer
Charles Waguespack – sold by David Landsborough
4   HP Chrome Book
George Franklin – sold by George Franklin
5   Apple sport watch
            Alan Hammond – sold by Jerome Aldrich
6    i-Pad Mini
Shelley Moore – sold by Corky Melass
7    Go Pro
Roy Yates -  sold by Ravi Singhania
8    Fuji film insta share printer 
Mike Cordes – sold by Fred Cordes
9    Samsung Galaxy Tab E 16 gb
Mark Friudenburg – sold by  Corky Melass
                                       
10.     Honda  CR-V EX-L   Vera Whitmarsh  - 
  Sold by Scott Glick
 
 
 
 
 
 
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August 31, 2016 – Freeport, Texas - Vera Whitmarsh (center) takes the keys to her new Honda CRV from Brazosport Rotary representatives Diane Hill and Scott Glick. Whitmarsh held the winning raffle ticket during the 55th Annual Rotary Shrimp Boil held last month in Freeport. In the past, she admits to buying several tickets hoping to win the grand prize, but only bought one this year. And one was all it took!
 
Lake Jackson Honda is a key sponsor of the annual community fund-raiser and provided the Honda the top raffle prize as part of the charity raffle.  In addition to Whitmarsh, Alan Hammond was a winner, taking home an Apple sport watch; Roy Yates won a Go Pro. Charlie Waguespack and Mike Cordes both won Fuji film insta share printers, while Shelley Moore held the winning ticket for the iPad Mini. Proceeds from the event, raffle and auctions all directly benefit Rotary sponsored projects in the Brazosport area. 
 
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Rotary Shrimp Boil Car Winner Announced 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Nineteen outstanding scholarship recipients were selected this spring from numerous deserving candidates. Earlier this month at senior awards programs, President Rod Hall presented $36,000 in scholarships to area scholars who wish to continue their educations at a higher level. 
 
Over coffee, doughnuts, kolaches, tacos, Diane’s goodies and other nutritious brain food, my congenial band of Rotarians reviewed and rated around 200 applicants.   What a joy it was getting to know these young people through their applications. The process required approximately nine hours of meeting time in facilities provided by Merrill Lynch, thanks to Lisa. The final decision was often a difficult one because of the quality of the student applicants.   I want to thank committee members, Mike Coburn, Diane Glenn, Diane Hill, David Landsborough, Vicki Melass, Shelley Nadel, Lisa Pauls, Ravi Singhania and Ginger Wooster,  who worked together to make the selections.  I hope that these great Rotarians and many others who are interested in this vital project will volunteer for this committee next year.  It is a fantastic way to get to know other members and do something important at the same time.  
 
I also want to thank all of the dedicated Rotarians who produced the successful 2015 Shrimp Boil that made these scholarships possible.  Let's do it again in 2016!!!!!  
 
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Mike and Roxanne Strobel are generous not only as Paul Harris Fellows, but they also give their time to Rotary Youth Exchange.
 
 They will be the first host family next fall for Albert Sachse, our 2016-17 exchange student from Germany.  Hosting Albert will mark their sixth year in a row as a host family, a club record. 
 
The whole Strobel family is involved.  Their daughter Wesley was our 2011-12 outbound student to Sweden, and their daughter Austin is our current outbound student to Italy.  Their son Skylar will be an outbound candidate for 2017-18.
 
Mike’s service doesn’t end with being a host dad.  He is the chairman of the District 5890 short-term youth exchange program, and beginning in July, he will become the Youth Exchange Officer of our club. 
 
He will be assisted by a strong committee of Kenny Vernor, Diane Glenn, Lisa Pauls, Keith Frank, and Jim Pierce.  If you want to get involved in Rotary’s best program for fostering world peace and understanding, please see Mike about joining the Youth Exchange Committee.  The program relies on families who are willing to share their home for 3-4 months with a top-notch foreign student.  Please consider helping Mike by volunteering to become host parent.
 
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Keith Frank recently took Interactors to the "books of the world" sorting.
 
 
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Although I haven't been here for a full month yet I am settling in very nicely to my new life. Because I was the last student to be sent out from our district, I spent several weeks looking at all my exchange friends' adventures and pining for my own turn to start this incredible journey. I must say that this has been worth the wait.

 

I have found very few things that I dislike about my stay in Milan so far. There are some difficult times, sure, but for every time I feel alone or hopeless there is always someone or something that reminds me of the big picture of this adventure. Everyone that I have met has been more than willing to help my stay here more comfortable.

 

My host family is the sweetest and my number one cheerleaders for my learning of Italian. I definitely have a long way to go until I am fluent, but everyday that I don't understand conversations that go on between my friends, I push myself for more comprehension. As I said, it has not been a full month for me yet, but I have met so many great people, eaten so much great food, and seen so many beautiful sights that I don't know how it could get any better, but I intend on finding out!

 

Austin Strobel

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Brazosport Rotary recently donated dictionaries to Foundation Preparatory Academy.
 
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This year marks 60 years since the Salk polio vaccine was declared safe, effective, and potent. In that time, the number of polio cases has dropped by 99 percent worldwide. With just three countries remaining polio-endemic, we are closer than ever to eradicating this crippling disease.

Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) has been crucial in helping us reach our goal of a polio-free world. Before the vaccine was widely available, in the United States alone, polio crippled more than 35,000 people each year. By 1957 -- two years after the introduction of Salk’s vaccine -- cases in the U.S. had fallen by almost 90 percent, and by 1979, polio had been eradicated there.

The impact on the rest of the world has taken longer. In 1988, when Rotary International launched the (GPEI) with its partners at the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, polio continued to cripple children in 125 countries. Today, polio remains endemic in only three: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. And it has been more than eight months since Nigeria’s last case, making a polio-free Africa a real possibility.

Salk’s vaccine will play an important role in the end-game strategy against polio when 120 countries introduce IPV into their routine polio immunization systems this year. Leading that effort are the GPEI partners and , a global vaccine alliance, along with Sanofi Pasteur, the largest manufacturer of polio vaccine.

“As more than 120 countries in the world are introducing IPV, we are beginning the last chapter on polio eradication,” said Olivier Charmeil, Sanofi Pasteur’s chief executive officer. “At Sanofi Pasteur, we have had a long-term vision of IPV as the ultimate public health tool able to finish the job started with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).”

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Nigeria and the whole continent of Africa is on the cusp of being polio free, Dr. Hamid Jafari told audience members at the Rotary Convention on 8 June in São Paulo, Brazil.

Between 2013 and 2014, the reported cases of polio dropped from 53 to just six in Nigeria. Even more encouraging, said Jafari, is that the last case of polio in Nigeria was reported in July of last year and the last case in all of Africa was reported in Somalia in August.

“With a year of no polio cases in Nigeria tantalizingly close, and no cases in Somalia since August, the tireless work of so many people across the continent is paying off,” said Jafari, director of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for the World Health Organization. “But it is incredibly important that Nigeria remains vigilant. As long as polio exists anywhere, it will continue to be a threat everywhere.”

Transmission of the wild poliovirus has also never been stopped in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In 2014, 85 percent of polio cases worldwide were in Pakistan, the country’s highest case count in over a decade. But progress has been made over the last few months to stem the spread of the virus. The focus for the government and all of the polio partners has shifted to missed children. Vaccinators have gained access to areas that have been out of reach for years, said Jafari.

Since January, cases in Pakistan are lower than this time last year thanks to advocacy work from Rotary members, said Jafari. “This is a reminder that we cannot let politics and conflict stand in our way, because at the end of the chain stands a mother or father that just wants to protect their child. But the coming months are the real test. We are entering the high season for polio transmission.” 

Jafari encouraged attendees to stay committed. “I need you to continue to advocate and engage with your political leaders with that strong, influential Rotary voice of yours, so that all our stakeholders continue to commit to funding the final stages,” he said. “I need you to keep on educating and engaging your communities and the global community on this great endeavor.”

Foundation giving nears record high

Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Kenny updated attendees on the progress of the Foundation.  One of his goals as chair was to increase giving. The Annual Fund reached almost $117 million in 2013-14. This year, if contributions continue at the normal June rate, the fund will top that figure, making it the highest ever, he said.

The Foundation’s Endowment Fund has reached a milestone of $1 billion, where spendable earnings will provide nearly $13 million of direct financial support next year, more than double the amount five years ago.

“Let us remember that when we give to our Foundation, we are not sending cash to Evanston,” Kenny said.  “We are helping a blind man to see, a polio victim to walk, a child to grow to adulthood healthily, a student to become educated, and a family to have enough food to eat.”

More than 400 district grants and over 600 global grants have been awarded in 2014-15, said Kenny. “The Trustees are conscious of obtaining the views of Rotarians and are seeking their observations on the new program so that they can be considered when a review is made in the 2015-16 Rotary year.”

Kenny praised the expansion of the Rotary Peace Centers program. There have been 312 endorsed applications this year from 85 countries, the highest number since the program began in 2002. Of the 100 fellows selected, more than half are from low-income countries.

“We should be encouraged to see that this imaginative program is expanding, for it is surely most pertinent in these troubled times,” he said.  

“The future health of the Foundation is in all our hands,” he concluded. “The real work of Rotary is carried out by individual Rotarians in their clubs, for the club is the heart of Rotary.”

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The good news and the bad news is we sold out of Full Ride tickets for Rotary Night at the Rodeo Thursday March 12 performance. However, the other good news is we still have Dinner Only tickets available for $30 that can be ordered online at the District 5890 website or purchased at the door, while the supply lasts. We have 73 Dinner Only tickets available as of right now. This means if you if you didn’t get in on the Full Ride tickets, you can still attend our social, have a wonderful Fiesta Dinner Buffet, and have some great fellowship with other Rotarians from 4:30pm to 7:00pm (as well as counting as a make-up) by making other arrangements to come through the grounds entry gate. You can purchase HLSR performance tickets through their website (only a few upper level tickets remain), purchase a day pass at the gate good for everywhere except the Stadium for $10, or already have a season ticket or badge entry privileges. If you have any questions, please contact John Cotterell at rotary@johncotterell.com or telephone 281-496-6666.

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On February 15, the Host Family Appreciation Dinner in Humble took place. A special thank you to those who hosted our exchange students. Pictured, in photo 1,  Karin  our Swedish exchange student; with Austin, daughter of Rotarian Mike Strobel, who will be our outbound student to Italy next year; Pictured, in photo 2, Michelle, Karin’s host mother; and Alan Wylie District 5890 Inbound Chairman.
 
 
 
 
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Today, we mark the 110th Birthday of Rotary - started with a meeting of four businessmen seeking fellowship and fellow businessmen with high ethics with which they could exchange business on February 23, 1905.  And how far we have come, from one club with four members, to 1.2 million members (including so many active female Rotarians!), to the greatest service organization in the world providing Community, Vocational, and International service (along with that original 2 - fellowship and the promotion of high ethics) through the work of 34,000 clubs in almost every country in the world.

We also celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the PolioPlus effort.  Are you aware that over 10 million children are able to walk, run, and play today, which would be paralyzed by the Wild Polio Virus if it were not for your efforts?  O r that only 359 Polio cases were reported worldwide in 2014 (down from 350,000 in 1985)?  Or that India just celebrated their 4 year Polio Free Anniversary?  That the network of PolioPlus inspired clinics was instrumental in combating the recent Ebola epidemic?  And finally, are you aware that the continent of Africa has gone six months with zero reported Polio cases - which would leave Pakistan and Afghanistan as the only two Polio endemic countries - should the numbers hold in Africa?  PolioPlus is truly a gift to the world's children. 

So, today we celebrate Rotary's Birthday and your amazing service which has made our world a better one through the friendships which have changed each of our lives!

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Senior Fest 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
The District Governor Selection Committee met  and interviewed  candidates to serve as District Governor for D5890 in the year 2017-18. The committee selected Mr. Bill Palko, Rotary Club of Northshore, and his wife Debbie as the nomination for District Governor Nominee Designate.

Pursuant to the Rotary International Manual of Operating Procedure there will be a fifteen day period for any Rotarian to challenge this nomination.  If any Rotarian has such a challenge please submit such challenge in writing to the Selection Committee Chair, Rebecca Maddux.  After the waiting period, and if no challenges are brought forth,  there will be a confirmation of  Mr. Palko's selection to serve as District Governor in 2017-18.

Again, congratulations to Bill and Debbie for being selected to lead D5890 in the coming years.
 
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  • FEBRUARY 14 (SATURDAY), "The Diaries of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain, a special performance in the Dow Arena Theater. Performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Cost is $35 & includes a 4-course meal. This is "a light-hearted look at the world’s first love story through the eyes of America’s greatest humorist, Mark Twain, whose Garden of Eden busts with wit, laughter and the lyric poignancy of the first love and the first loss." Bring your valentine!
 
  • MARCH - DATES TBD, Home Hospitality Week. More information to come.
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Greetings All!

On Saturday, June 21, the Rotary-in-Action committee wrapped up our joint project with the Keep LJ Beautiful (KLJB) Commission at the Lake Jackson Butterfly Garden. We had a great turnout & managed to finish up by 1 pm. In addition to
sprucing up the sign, we moved it to the entrance of the municipal chipping
yard, mixing (by hand) 32 bags of concrete for the new hole.

Thanks go out to our attendees:

David Landsborough – especially for all the prep work in advance of Saturday

Ricky Hyde

Donna Jackson

Perry Mueller

Norman Wood

Lucy Pendon

Debby Soltesz

Mike Strobel

Austin Strobel – concrete mixer extraordinaire

Mike Coburn

Steve Elbert



A special thank you to:

Joe Luycx & Luycx Plumbing for the use of their excavator & labor to dig the new
hole for the sign.

Noble Building & Development for the use of their tractor w/forklift attachment to move the sign into place.


With this event we wrapped up a very successful Rotary in Action year. A big “Thank you” to all who participated in any of the RiA events. RiA exemplifies what Rotary means by “Service Above Self."

Yours in Rotary,

Steve Elbert and Mike Coburn

Rotary Club of Brazosport

 

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Have you and your Rotary Club been Naughty or Nice this year? See the Club Giving Report and Polio Giving Report to see what kind of year your Club has had so far (with just a few days to go). Congratulations to the many clubs which have met or exceeded their Annual Fund and PolioPlus goals this Rotary Year.

There is still time for you to be nicer! On-line donations can be made at the www.Rotary.org/MyRotary site by clicking on the Give tab (on the top right). Specify your donation for the Annual Fund (Share) or PolioPlus up to midnight on June 30 to count in the 2013-14 Rotary Year. Checks must also be postmarked by June 30.

New Years Resolution for You? - Put your Rotary Foundation giving on auto pilot by specifying a Recurring Contribution and become a Rotary Direct Member. $85 per month will qualify you for membership in the Paul Harris Society (and invitation to the November Foundation Dinner)!

Mark your Calendar - This Year's Rotary Foundation Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM at HCC Southwest. H ear Great Speakers (including one Rotarian who founded a Family Health & AIDS Prevention Project which treated 500,000 in African this year), Great Rotary Foundation Information Sharing (including District & Global Grants), the latest on our effort to reach Global Polio Eradication, the introduction of the new Triple Crown Club Program, and much more.

Thanks for all you do for Our Rotary Foundation!



Terry R. Ziegler, Cell 713-825-1176
District 5890 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair

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Recently, the Brazosport Rotary club helped move an office from the Dream Center to Christ Lutheran Church. Thank you to all who came out and helped make this a safe and successful move!
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More than 200 children learned the importance of safety at home, at school and at play at the 26th annual Safetytown. Special thanks to all our volunteers who helped make this event a fun and exciting learning experience for the kids.
Safetytown a huge Success! 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
 
With proceeds from last summer’s Shrimp Boil, Fish Fry and Auction, the Brazosport Rotary Club awarded $34,000 in college scholarships to 20 area high school seniors this spring. Pictured (front, from left) are Kira Leger, Brazoswood; Tammy Bell, Brazosport; Sarah Whitton, Brazosport; Mary Gillis, Brazoswood; Aimee Rotramel, Brazoswood; Symone Powell, Brazosport;  (middle, from left) Caleb Angel, Brazosport; Valerie Mravunich, Brazosport; Ana Silbas, Brazosport; Vellanira Macedo, Brazosport; Gaganpreet Kaur, Brazoswood; Christian Damian, Brazoswood; Melissa Orr, Brazosport Christian; (back, from left)  Jonathon Davies, Brazoswood; Cassidy Droste, Brazoswood; Kelli Meyer; Brazoswood; Shaun Fattig, Brazoswood; Sarah Damian, Brazosport; and Samson Miles, Brazosport.  Recipients not pictured are Brazoswood students Emily Clayton and Keith Harmond.
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Four teachers were the winners in a special drawing we had at a recent meeting. The teachers each won $100. Pictured from left to right are Cheryl Johnson, Melinda Cave, Julie Kibodeaux, Calvin Brooks and  Lisa Pauls
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Brazosport Rotary Club recently presented the Salvation Army a $5,000 check. The funds will help them purchase a new 12 passenger van. Pictured receiving the check from  Lisa Pauls is Patsy Parker.
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Brazosport Rotary recently welcomed Glenn Carlson to our club. Pictured from left is his mentor, Kevin Baker, Glenn Carlson and Lisa Pauls. Congratulations Glenn!
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Yelly did a great job presenting on Thailand, her time in the US and as showing us a native Thai dance recently at our club meeting. Thank you Yelly for the wonderful learning experience and fun demonstrations!
 
 
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yelly's Thailand Presentation - March 25, 2014 Meeting 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z 0

Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared Polio to be a Worldwide Health Emergency. They took this step because of the high number of Polio cases reported already this year in the Importation Countries - that is, countries which had formerly eradicated Polio but have now been reinfected by travelers from the three endemic countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria). This step will increase travel restrictions and will hopefully boost immunization activates in the countries most at risk of Polio outbreaks.

Stories have appeared in most major news outlets including the Houston Chronicle, the New York Times, and many others. Here is a link to the report by the WHO http://www.polioeradication.org/Portals/0/Document/Media/Newsletter/PN201404_EN.pdf I heard the news on the radio in Houston this morning. Unfortunately, the version I heard said we didn't need to worry about Polio here because we haven't seen any Polio cases here in years. The truth is that Polio is "just a plane-ride away" and if your kids or grand kids are not immunized, they are in danger of contracting Polio.

So what can you as a Rotarian do to help? We must not let the funding gap (we think we will need an additional $1 billion to finish the job) stop the progress we have made. You can donate by credit card at www.rotary.org/myrotary by clicking on Give in the top right and following the instructions to donate to PolioPlus. Rotarians should also inform others (including the press and their elected officials) of our 30 year long effort to end this crippling disease.

Congratulations to Rotarians on the District Conference cruise who donated $760 in the PolioPlus raffle there.

Attached is the current Polio Contribution Report which you can use to see how much your club members have donated to Polio eradication this Rotary Year. If your club members have given less that $20 per member, please try to reach that goal by June, 2014.

Sincerely,

Terry R. Ziegler
District 5890 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair

 

 

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Sierra, a student in 3rd grade at Jane Long Elementary, poses with her new bike, courtesy of this year's Adopt-A-School project.
Jane Long student receives bike 2014-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
Status: To date, shelters and other aid items such as water filters and carriers, tool kits, solar lamps and mosquito nets have been distributed to 6,400 families.

Through the generosity of our supporters, we've been able to provide shelters to 6,400 families displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. Other aid items such as water filters and carriers, tool kits, solar lamps and mosquito nets have also been distributed to the most vulnerable families affected. ShelterBox continues to work in the Philippines, reviewing our response methods as part of a longer-term evaluation of impact. 
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Thanks to all who came out to help serve pizza at the Career Fair!
 
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The interact club recently held a fundraiser washing cars to help raise money for Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
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Posted by Lucy Pendon on Nov 11, 2013

PYour Legacy Makes a lasting difference in the World

There are thousands of charitable organizations working throughout the world that make a positive impact on those
in need. But The Rotary Foundation is the only charitable organization funded by contributions from Rotarians
for programs and service projects identified by Rotarians, and administered by Rotarians at the project site.

Paul Harris Fellows of Brazosport Rotary Club Lucy Pendon 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z 0
Committees for 2013-14 Rotary Year Lucy Pendon 2013-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Franklin on Sep 17, 2013

For first time since 2004, the 2014 District Conference will be held May 1-5 2014, on the Carnival Fun Ship "Triumph", departing Galveston.  

District Conference May 1-5, 2014 Barbara Franklin 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lucy Pendon on Feb 27, 2013

Proceeds from the Annual Shrimp Boil, Fish Fry and Auction conducted by the Rotary Club of Brazosport is used to fund the various service projects in the Community and the world.

Below are list of agencies, entities, organizations, projects, the the Brazosport Rotary Club has supported thru the years...

Where Our Money Goes.... Lucy Pendon 2013-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
What's Rotary? Lucy Pendon 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lucy Pendon on Jan 14, 2013

Congratulations to the following Rotarians who were elected to serve as officers and board members for the Rotary Year 2013-2014  
Their term of office starts July 1st , 2013.

2013-14 Rotary Year Officers Elected Lucy Pendon 2013-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Tabitha Ray

Every year hundreds of Seniors (and not of the high school variety) in our community are invited to the Civic Center for a day of freebies, giveaways, various medical screenings, games etc. The event is free to the public, and we provide lunch to those that attend. El Chico caters the Event and this year's menu was chicken fajita salad, tomatoes, guacamole, beans, chips, salsa, tea and the crowd favorite brownie.As the Seniors and their guests come in, Rotarians served each of them a boxed lunch, a cup of beans and a drink. This is some of the many things our hard work and earnings in August at Shrimp Boil pays for! Thank you to all who helped make this event a huge success! Please see below for a few snapshots of the Senior Fest happenings!

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Posted by Tabitha Ray

October 31, 2013

Today at school a lot of students dressed up in their costumes. It’s very fun to watch others wear their costumes for Halloween. After school I have tutoring. Then mom picked me up at school and dressed up and I helped mom cook for Halloween night. I went trick or treating and I got a lot of candy.

 

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Excerpt from Yelly’s October Report Tabitha Ray 0
Posted by Lisa Pauls
From Lisa Pauls, President of the Rotary Club of Brazosport . . .

This is the first-ever edition of our weekly e-Bulletin! Instead of a printed Bulletin each week, you will receive an e-mail before our Tuesday meeting which will give you the Rotary News for the week. Please bear with us as we adjust to this new format. You will receive a monthly calendar at the first meeting of each month, to help you remember upcoming dates and programs. Shrimp Boil sponsors will also be recognized on this calendar. We are still working to add them to the new e-Bulletin format.

This week’s meeting:

This week's program will be provided to us by Jason Wadley, one of our own, and will include a demonstration from the White Tiger Martial Arts Masters.

Engage Rotary, Change Lives:

Jane Long Elementary, our Adopted School

Watch for details later this month about our partnership with Jane Long Elementary School in Freeport. This project will be a great way to involve us in a meaningful way in the local community! I presented information over the weekend at the Grants Committee Meeting, also attended by Barbara Franklin, and we will learn soon about whether our grant will be funded. If it is, the District will match our $2,000 during this Rotary year, so we’ll have $4,000 to spend on support of Jane Long.

Rotarians Honored at Brazosport College’s Scholarship Soiree
Jeff and I saw many of you at this fun event on Saturday night that helped raise big bucks for scholarships at BC. Please join me in congratulating fellow Rotarians Harry Koester, Shane Pirtle and Lucilla Henderson, who were celebrated that evening as Distinguished Alumni of Brazosport College. Great work on the event, Serena!

District 5890 Conference – Join us!

Several members of our club have already signed up for the District 5890 District Conference, to be held May 1 – 5th of next year on the Carnival Fun Ship “Triumph” departing Galveston. You can get more information on the District Website. Don’t procrastinate – they need commitments prior to November 1 to be able to secure facilities onboard for conference activities. I can tell you that the previous conference held onboard a Carnival cruise was a blast – we had enough Rotarians going to have a large bus deliver us to Galveston so no parking hassles. Spouses are definitely welcome and will have plenty of time with you on the cruise, as business is typically kept to a minimum.

Paul Harris Quote from 1935 that is Still Relevant Today:

”This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”

Engage Rotary, Change Lives.

Lisa

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Posted by Lucy Pendon
P.O.Box 71
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
USA
 
Our Club ID #1975   District #5890
 
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