The Rotary Club of Conroe was founded August 24, 1932. This year we will be celebrating the beginning of our 86th year of service to our community and the world. Locally, we focus on literacy through our "I Like Me" Books for all 1st graders in the Conroe High School feeder elementary schools, our sponsorship of Runyan Elementary Schools. We also sponsor the Interact Club at Conroe High School and a community Rotaract Club for young adults. You will find us involved in dental programs for children, Montgomery County Scholar-Athlete Awards, scholarships for Conroe High School and Lone Star College Montgomery County students. We are leading the way in raising funds to provide all law enforcement officers in Montgomery County with our Sporting Clays Tournament on November 2nd.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Conroe Cecily Kelly 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 27, 2017
The Rotary Club of Conroe invites members and their guest to attend our end of the year banquet Tuesday, June 27th at the April Sound Country Club Lakeside Room at 6:00pm. We will be thanking President Ron and Board and installing Cecily and our new Board. Please RSVP by June 22nd to or 619-709-1498.
Rotary Club of Conroe Year End Banquet Cecily Kelly 2017-06-27 05:00:00Z 0
Conroe Rotary Club Summer Blood Drive June 13th Cecily Kelly 2017-06-13 05:00:00Z 0
"I Like Me" Books Distribution at Wilkenson Elementary School Cecily Kelly 2017-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
12th Annual Mike Ogg Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet Cecily Kelly 2017-05-17 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Rotary Foundation 100th Anniversary Tom Sellars 2017-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Great Report from RYLA Cecily Kelly 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Cecily Kelly

Tuesday, February 28th, the Rotary Club of Conroe listened raptly Obie Shaw, a fitness expert from Beaverton, Oregon, talked about the sorry state of American fitness. Despite continuing efforts to improve America's physical fitness that have been going on since the Eisenhower administration, we continue to fall behind. Mr. Shaw urged us to forget the idea that exercise should be fun and to think of it as work. Work being an idea that Rotarians can wrap their heads around. Instead of trying to exercise for 30 minutes 3-5 times a week, one needs to exercise 20 minutes everyday. That way there is no room to bargain with yourself about what day you will exercise next.Image

Obie Shaw Urges Rotarians Up and Out of Their Seats Cecily Kelly 0
Posted by Don Stocking


            Each year in Rotary is unique.  The year begins on July 1, and ends on the next June 30.  Each and every part of Rotary International changes on each July 1, from Rotary International down to each club.  Each year, also, the President of Rotary International sets an agenda for the whole world of Rotary, its international Zones, Districts, and individual Clubs.  For the clubs, the President of Rotary International promises to recognize those clubs that successfully carry out the programs the President of RI wishes to emphasize.  The annual requirements are broken down into the four Areas of Service of Rotary International: International Service, Vocational Service, Community Service, and Club Service.  The clubs that complete these requirements receive the Presidential Citation from the RI President as “Balanced Club Achievement.”  Our club has received such recognition for these years:

                        1996-1997                                           2004-2005

                        1997-1998                                           2005-2006

                        1999-2000                                           2006-2007

                        2000-2001                                           2007-2008

                        2001-2002                                           2009-2010

                        2002-2003                                           2010-2011

                        2003-2004                                           2011-2012

The Presidential Citations are the circular badges sewn on to the Club’s banner that is set behind the podium before every meeting.

Our club has also received two additional special citations: in 1996-1997 the Club was recognized for it’s per member contributions to Polio Plus, and in 2004-2005 (the Centennial Year) our Club was recognized for its Centennial Community Project.  Those awards are the white badges sewn onto the Club’s banner.

Presidential Citations for Our Club Don Stocking 0
Posted by Don Stocking

Continuing Programs

Our club has always focused on the needs of children everywhere.  Programs vary over the years, but these are the programs that have continued over the years:

Dental Program.  For over thirty years, our club has provided free or low-cost dental servicer for Conroe school children whose families are financially unable to obtain dental care necessary to relieve the severe pain their children have to endure.  As a result, these children are unable to participate in their classes or in school activities.   School nurses know to “Call Rotary” when they encounter a child suffering from such pain.

Mentor Program.  Each school year, Rotarians volunteer to serve as mentors for students attending Runyon Elementary School.  This school serves one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in Conroe. Each participating Rotarian meets privately with a child who requested a mentor.  Each mentor may talk with, read to or just play a game with their assigned child to help that child meet and handle his or her problems. At least once each year, the mentor’s children visit the Rotary Club at one of its weekly meetings.  The Club also supports the School Library at Runyon Elementary with weekly donations of books.

Interact Club at Conroe High School.  This club is now one of the largest and most active clubs in the school.  As often as possible, the Interactors visit the Club at its weekly meeting, and Interactors and Rotarians work together on service projects.

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