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We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
HERMANN PARK GOLF COURSE CLUB HOUSE
2155 North MacGregor Way
HOUSTON, TX  77004
United States
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Our sister club, Club Matamoros Prefesional reached out to us for help in providing student desks for a school in Matamoros that did not have any for their students,  For $300.00 dollars gas money our club provided desks for the students.  Olga Bautista & a coworker of hers donated all the school supply kits. The Bautista grandkids Phillip, Art and Sophia did a great job cleaning all the desks.Thanks to the compadres Art Bautista, Dick Stabell and Jim Moers for making the trip and delivering a 3 door refrigerator, 22 air pack kits for the firefighters and assorted firefighter gear such as boots, pants, jackets, helmets. and to Roy Kimmel from the Alvin Rotary Club for his donation of the firefighters equipment!.  All this was delivered some months ago but it takes time to get it across the border.  This chico feliz loves his desk!
Saturday morning at 5 AM Dick Stabell & his friend John D set out with a truck & trailer full of desks, chairs and scrubs and at the same time Olga and I started our drive with another truck & trailer load, we arrived in Brownsville around 11: 30 am downloaded  had lunch and started back to Houston, everything went well and thanks to this club project 4 more classrooms will have desks and chairs total desks delivered 108 and 300 chairs, the desks are perfect for primary school because they have adjustable legs so that height can be adjusted to accomodate students. We also delivered over 2,000 dry scrubs which will be donated to an old peoples home and local hospitals. I specially want to thank my compadre Dick Stabell for always helping me pick up donated stuff all around and for making the 16 hour trips to the border to help deliver them. A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped us load the desks and chairs,  Dick Stabell, Jerry Harris, Bob Schamus, Bill Sharber, Larry Blair, Larry Riklin, Richard Lazear, Joe Ridley
 
The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump on July 7, 2018, marking significant progress by the fire service, lobbyists and lawmakers to recognize the impact of occupational cancer in the fire service.   This law will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and maintain a voluntary registry collecting data on the incidence of certain cancers in firefighters.  This information will give researchers important data to understand the impacts of smoke inhalation and other occupational hazards on a firefighter’s health.  The registry will also help improve operating procedures, training and equipment.   CDC will partner with national fire service organizations to build the registry.   

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The Rotary Club of University Area Houston's flag program started in the spring of 2007, has been well received. Our Rotary Club places both American and Texas flags in the front yards of our subscribers and while having a beautiful flag in their yards on four patriotic holidays, our subscribers also benefit by helping our Rotary Club raise funds for our various charitable activities. Please click on the HOLIDAY FLAG PROGRAM above to go to our special flag website where you can use PayPal when ordering your flags and read about our various charitable programs.  (Note--Funds are payable to The University Area Rotary Foundation-a 501(c)3 charitable foundation.)  To download a PDF form (CLICK HERE >>FLAG SUBSCRIPTION FORM.  We appreciate your participation!

Thanks to our club Rotarian's, Rotarian's  from our district and personal friends  who sponsored a wheel chair, we were able to donate 55 wheel chairs and we also delivered 6,400 bilingual books. Thanks to PDG Eric Liu and his wife Sandra, Dick Stabell and my wife Olga for joining me in this trip.
We had a record turn out Saturday morning at Loaves & Fishes we served breakfast to  333 homeless people, we had good club participation and help from Olga's Rotary Community Corp club as well as our nurse scholarship recipients. The kitchen crew did an outstanding  job cooking and serving the meals while the rest of the volunteers hosted and served the homeless, we also distributed hundreds of pairs of socks that I received as donations. 
California District 5240 Governor, Sandi Schwartz, visited Houston and presented plaques to the recipients, Alicia Gonzalez and Jamesha Kelly, of the $20,000.00 each in Hurricane Harvey relief.  Avenue CDC, a Houston non-profit is handling the repairs on the homes of these two people.  Avenue CDC Robert Fiederien, Senior Director of Real Estate Development was there as well as many other CDC officials and workers.  Mrs. Gonzales , a grandmother with several grandchildren living with her promised to make tamales for all when her home is completed.  Governor Sandi will return.
Governor Sandi's mentor is Past-Governor Deepa Willingham whose husband is our member Dick.  Many thanks to all who helped direct the funds to our Houston relief effort.  

The Rotary Club of University Area participates in this great program.  Our club sponsors numerous children who receive these books and the number of children has increased each year. Houston TV Channel ABC 13 interviewed our two members who lead the program for our Rotary Club.  Please CLICK HERE to see the interview.

THE ROTARY FIREFIGHTERS HOME GALA WAS MARCH 24, 2018, AT THE JW MARRIOT HOTEL ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE GALLERIA.  OUR COMMUNITY OWES HFD AND THE OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS MORE THAN WE CAN EVER SHOW.  THEY RESCUED UNTOLD NUMBERS OF CITIZENS AND SAVED THE LIVES OF MANY DURING THE HURRICANE. THIS ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS' HOME GALA WAS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THE FIREFIGHTERS  OUR THANKS AND SUPPORT BY HELPING TO PROVIDE FREE HOUSING FOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN, WHILE  BEING TREATED AT THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, WHO ACQUIRE CANCER BY THEIR EXPOSURE TO CARCINOGENS IN THEIR WORK.   
 
 
Our Rotary Club thanks, everyone who contributed auction items and those who attended to make this year's St Arnold's Sunday Brew & BBQ fundraiser a success. 
 
                                                           
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of University Area Houston set up a special fund through our non-profit foundation to receive relief funds from Rotary Clubs across the US to aid the victims of flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  Our purpose was to help the victims rebuild their lives.  We chose to donate to other non-profits which were set to vet request according to IRS guidelines. 
 

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May 22, 2019
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