Speakers
Club Assembly
May 23, 2017
Earning the Presidential Citation
Gary Audas
May 30, 2017
Educational Outcomes: A Global Development Charity
TBD
Jun 06, 2017
100 Years of the Rotary Foundation
Blood Drive
Jun 13, 2017
Weisner Automotive
Rep. Will Metcalf
Jun 20, 2017
Update on the Texas Legislative Session
Installation Banquet - President Cecily Kelly
Jun 27, 2017
April Sound Country Club
Holiday - No Meeting
Jul 04, 2017
 
We Thank Our Community Partners
 
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President's Message
 
Our Continuing Programs
The Rotary Foundation turns 100 in 2017. That's a century of Rotary members changing lives and improving communities all over the world. That's something worth celebrating.
 
We owe the beginning of the Rotary Foundation to Arch C. Klumph. In 1911, at the age of 42, he became one of the founding members of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, Ohio.
Two years later he served as its President. In 1914, he was elected a director of the International Association of Rotary Clubs and served on the Constitution and By-laws 
Committee and the Executive Committee. He was elected International president of Rotary in 1916-1917, only five years after becoming a Rotarian.
 
On June 18, 1917, while the world was engaged in what was then known as the Great War, Arch stepped to the podium at the International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia
and proposed the creation of an  "endowment fund for Rotary... for the purpose of doing good in the world in charitable, educational, and other avenues of service." At
this meeting the Rotary Endowment Fund was born. A few months later, the endowment received its first contribution of $26.50 (roughly $500 in today's dollars) from
the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri.
 
In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than $5,000, the fund was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary 
International. Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The ISCC - created by Rotarian Edgar F. Allen-
later grew into the Easter Seals organization. 
 
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world.
Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases.
Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies. Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most.
More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.
 
This year, Rotary is asking every Rotarian to match that $26.50 original gift with  a similar gift to the Foundation to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Foundation.
It is also a goal of our Presidential Citation criteria to have 100% participation by our club. To put those numbers in prospective.. if all Rotarians participate, the Foundation 
will raise approximately $32 Million to further the causes of Rotary. Please help us meet this goal by submitting your check payable to the Rotary Club of Conroe Foundation
for $26.50. 
 
 

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00PM

at the First Baptist Church (Gymnasium)

600 North Main Street

(Historic Downtown Conroe) 

Conroe, Texas

United States of America 

 

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Club Officers & Directors
President
President Elect/Webmaster
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Programs
Rotary Foundation Chair
President Nominee
Director / Interact Sponsor
Director / Dental Program Chair
Director
Director
Immediate Past President/Service Projects
Membership Co-Chair
Director - Membership Co-Chair
Director / "I Like Me Books"
Director - Community Partners Program Chair
 
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