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Welcome to our Club!
Bear Creek-Copperfield

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
French Quarter Cajun Seafood
7099 Highway 6 N
Houston, TX 77095
United States of America
(713) 489-1530
We are hosting meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday until further notice.
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
The Rotary Foundation
May 2021
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Our Rise Against Hunger event is scheduled for August 16th and we need your help to make this event successful.  Please share the attached flyer with your neighbors or church members who you believe will be interested in support through volunteering to help us pack the meal boxes or make a donation.  Registration for volunteering and for making a donation can be done through the following link:
We will be implementing safe practices to maintain social distancing to ensure the safety of anyone who comes to help in person.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me or call on my cell (512) 573-4455.

Mark your calendars for June 20-26 for an exciting opportunity to gather online with the family of Rotary for our first FREE ONLINE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION!

Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World: The 2020 Rotary Virtual Convention will join you with Rotary participants around the world during a time of unprecedented challenges.

Together, we’ll still experience the spirit of Rotary, be inspired by innovation, celebrate our resilience, and explore how clubs are addressing COVID-19. Experience Rotary in action during our Flag Ceremony, witness the power of connection during our general sessions, learn new ways to engage with Rotary during our breakout sessions, find inspiration from our global speakers, and much more.

We have never needed Rotary — and we have never needed each other — more than we do now. We hope to see you online, because Now More Than Ever, Rotary Connects the World.

Due to Covid 19, the original plan for District Conference has been changed
JULY 4th!  Beginning at 10 am at Veterans Memorial Park in College Station Texas we will dedicate the Outdoor Music Park, we will honor Vietnam era veterans and tour the monuments at the park.  Then we will have the first-ever Governor's Awards Picnic!  At this picnic you will enjoy a boxed lunch, see the awards presentations, witness the District raffle drawings, have a chance to win door prizes, but most important, let's celebrate the many successes we have achieved in this crazy Rotary year.  After that picnic you can travel home or join us in Bryan and College Station for self guided events such as fireworks, Safari Aggieland, Mesina Hof winery, and much more.
Registration including Lunch is an affordable $25 per person.
Viet Nam era veterans: ( Those who served between November 1957 to May 1975) to be honored with a certificate and pin please send your names as you want it on your certificate, years of service, branch of service and pay grade to PDG Bob Gebhard at by June 15.
We would like to honor ANY Vietnam era veteran at this event.  Veterans from Bryan/College Station are welcome to send their info to Bob too!
Golfers: The golf tournament will take place Friday at 1pm.  $100 inlcudes boxed lunch, two drink tickets and cart.
Hope all of you remain safe in the face of the Corina Virus threat. The number of cases of Corina virus and even deaths  still pales compared to the flu. 
Unfortunately , the  threat of widespread viral spread is real. The illness tends to attack the lungs preferentially and is particularly dangerous to the 
older members of our society and the immunocompromised. 
The incubation period is up to two weeks. 
Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recommended Sunday that elderly and vulnerable Americans limit their exposure to travel and large crowds as the world fights the coronavirus outbreak.“I would like to see a dramatic diminution of the personal interaction that we see in restaurants and in bars,” he said. “Whatever it takes to do that, that's what I would like to see.”  “You are not immune or safe from getting seriously ill,” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if younger Americans should be concerned about contracting the virus, which Fauci has repeatedly said is more lethal than the average flu. He also pointed out that young people could be carriers to their relatives. 
PLEASE STAY HOME / self quarantine if in doubt. DO NOT BE SELFISH. We will have to avoid large groups.
THIS VIRUS has the potential to overwhelm our medical system.
SPAIN, ITALY and FRANCE have all but shuttered their doors. 

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*  From CDC

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath


CONGRATULATIONS   KRISTI !       KRISTI will be attending the PETS  Conference as our PRESIDENT 2020 - 2021  ( President Elect for the Conference) 
Thursday, February 27th - Sunday, March 1st is the 2020 Rotary Lone Star P.E.T.S. for President-Elects...President Nominees.

"Manos A La Obra "
PROJECT in Guatemala 
Helping to Complete Dreams 
Training Program Professional Cooking / Sewing
MORE INFORMATION for the WEBSITE is Forthcoming. 

Evolution Fitness & Health 
Jackie Bachmeier gave an excellent presentation on on the importance of fitness particularly with age. Our strength typically peaks at around 35 years of age. We lose approximately 10 % of our muscle mass for every ten years of our life. Power training is particularly important. There are both fast twitch muscles and slow twitch muscles that are critical to our well being.  Jackie is a "Functional Aging Specialist " and has training well beyond a typical trainer. She has specific suggestions for those trying to train from the sedentary life style or  from a previous injury.  She notes there is a certain strength in having the confidence to reach further than the present level of fitness. It is also important to train prior to surgery or if there are specific medical conditions 
Evolution Fitness & Health offers both individual personal training and small group training ( 2-6 people)
There is an open house scheduled for February 29 at 10  am . 
Jackie Bachmeier had a successful 20- year
 career in higher education before deciding to make a big change at 46
 when she became a certified personal trainer,Functional Aging
Specialist and Corrective Exercises Instructor.
In February 2016, she, along with  her husband Jason Iken,
opened Evolution Fitness and Wellness to help people 50 & better get and
stay in shape. In addition to running her studio, Jackie is the author of two fitness
books, lectures on the topic of Functional Aging, and is always looking
for ways to improve her knowledge and training  skills. 


  District 5890's very own PDG Suzi Howe to celebrate her appointment as one of Rotary International's 2020-2022 Board of Directors.  We're all extremely proud of RI Director-Elect Suzi because has worked tirelessly to improve our world, and she will continue to make a positive impact as a RI Director.  

Dinner Celebrating her APPOINTMENT  will be  held Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Palms Event Center, 15301 Gulf Freeway, Houston from 3:30 PM until 6 PM. 


Carrie Harris, social worker , works within the Cyfair School District to assist families in need within the CyFair district. 

Indeed, our rotary club provided money for  14 needy families in the  2019 Thanksgiving / Xmas season. 

On February 6, Carrie explained that her dedicated group of counselors and social workers bought food items directly 

with our donated money. They have an emergency food pantry. Also at times they help with emergency material goods.

Examples such as shoes.  She has a team of 18 dedicated people along with her Harris County Director of Counseling ,

Franklin Samson. 

In addition to counseling, they also coordinate with community resources such as Cyfair Helping Hands. Te task is large,

their team was expanded to 18 from 14 last year.  Teresa Rychlik at Lowry Elementary was key in helping the families as well. 


Special Thanks to Denise Bridges of What's on Your Mind Design,LLC.  for helping us set that up  ( 

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With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

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  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
"The Four-Way Test" of the things we think, say or do."[3]
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Bear Creek Copperfield  Welcomes Four  New Members 
in September 2019. 
1. JIM  Miltenberger  ,  Engineering / Computer Programming    ( Retired - City of Houston ) 
2.  KRISTI Howton ,  Insurance        ( Account Executive Iscential Inc) 
3. TY Atmaca, Geophysics ( Consulting) ,   ( Emerson) 
4. RENE'  Pena,  Accounting       ( R.O. & Associates )
District Governor : Gary Gillen                                                                                                                                                                                                    
In Rotary,  there are 1.2 Million members organized in  over 35,000 clubs. There are 60 clubs in District  5890 which covers the Houston area Gary Gillen is our organizer and leader. Rotary leadership is made up of volunteers. Charity navigator rates Rotary  as 100 out of a 100 point scale for overall rating ,  100 points for financial responsibility and also. 100 points for Accountability and Transparency.  SOURCE 8/2019 report for FY 2018.
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It was a GREAT TALK.... Please read later. 
Gary joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2001. He was named Rotarian of the Year by his club in 2003 and elected President in 2010-2011. He was an Assistant Governor from 2013-2016 and was named Assistant Governor of the Year in 2014-2015. At the District level he has been a member of the Finance Committee, several All Club Meeting Committees and District Conference Committees. He served on the Lone Star P.E.T.S. Vision Committee in 2015. Gary and Janice are both Paul Harris Fellows with Gary being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. 
More information: (source :
district 5890 website -
Congratulations Langham Creek YMCA 
On  August 15, Our rotary club assisted the YMCA in the Backpack program 
We gathered together over 20 school backs.
Our "Third Thursday Evening " Program was helkd at theYMCA.
We assisted inthe placement of school packs and supplies. 
Needy students received this benefit on Friday, August 16. 
OPERATION BACKPACK 2019 : Breakdown of the Numbers 
Total Number of Backpacks Donated :            992                              [ 1,601 ]
Number of Clear Backpacks :                           347
Number of Regular Backpacks :                       645
Supplies Donated:                                       110,395                            [ 90.012 ]
Volunteers :                                                         276                            [ 207 ]
Volunteer Hours:                                                775  hour                  [ 549 ]
TOTAL  Number of Kids Served                   4,331                            [ 4,149 ]
LEARN MORE About Specific Breakdown of Places Services Rendered Below 
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Fly Old Glory in Your Yard!!

For one low price we will place an American flag in your yard during six patriotic holidays: Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day through 9/11, and Veteran's Day.

1. Is It the TRUTH?
2. IS it FAIR to all CONCERNED ?
3. WILL it build GOODWILL & 
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