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Bear Creek-Copperfield

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Spring Creek BBQ
5935 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX  77084
United States of America
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Rise Against Hunger
Sunday 5/19 Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary sponsored a 'Rise Against Hunger' in partnership with Cornerstone Methodist Church on West Road. The intent was provide meals to be earmarked for Venezuelan refugees who have been forced to flee into Columbia. This contribution hopefully will meet an immediate need for people in very dire circumstances and will truly be an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in need.
We had multiple Rotary clubs join us including Waller Rotary, Cinco Ranch Rotary, Cy-Woods and Langham Creek Rotary Interact clubs and the wonderful Cornerstone church community. All in all we 100+ folks helping to make this project a super success. They packaged 20,000 meals between 2 pm and 4 pm. Each package will supply six meals. If I've missed anyone I apologize but Bear Creek-Copperfield send our many thanks to all who made this a success.
.Bear Creek-Copperfield delivered toy Houston Fire Department Station 90 for Operation Stocking Stuffer. Thank you Laura Kelly and Paula Allen for setting this up and  thanks for the help from the club members donation toys to make this a success.

Koedi Nealy, Founder Of Graced Ministry visited our club. They are collecting pennies and convincing friends, family, and anyone who will listen to collect pennies and put them to good use has grown into the organization of Graced Ministry.  So far, Graced Ministry has sent students to camps, created homeless bags, sponsored a child through World Vision, and sent money to help orphans in Kenya.  This was a dream of Koedi since she was seven years old.

We had a successful 5K Fun Walk last Saturday and was loads of fun.  Good turnout and all had fun.  Thank you Laura Kelly for all your focus and hard work in keeping the rest of us on track. Thanks to all of the Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotarians and the spouses that joined us and the Rotary Interact students for all their help.  Chick-fil-A cow was a big hit and I bet it got hot in that outfit so special big Kuddos to you. Not suppose to say his name, right Wade? Thanks to Deputy Cooper for providing security for our event and Dana Tate for running the First Aid area.  With all the help we had how could it not be a big success.  
Liz Bear with Vita Living visited us at our weekly noon Rotary meeting.  She informed us they provide long-term comprehensive care and support for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  They are a Houston-based nonprofit organization and have been in service since 1982.  Vita Living offers three vital core programs for individuals with IDD: group residences in Houston-area neighborhoods, a centrally located day center, and case management across seven counties. Across Texas, an estimated 75,000 individuals with IDD wait up to 14 years for a residential slot. Vita Living’s experienced and caring staff save lives and renew hope on a daily basis for this greatly under served and vulnerable population. Thank you Liz for visiting with us today.
Photo by Alan Cookson
Photo by Alan Cookson.
Larry Rumburg, President-Elect Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary Club and Carmen Cuneo, District Governor-Elect for District 5890 attending Moscow East Rotary Club. We want to hear all about the trip when you get back.
Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary President Bob Meek and Past President Jim Trebes presented students at Cardiff Middle School today with Kindle Fire Tablets. Students that met or exceeded the required number of books assigned by their teachers were eligible for the drawing.  It was exciting to see their faces when they received the tablets.  Congratulation Colts for a job well done.
Our club has a Education Enhancement program for three Middle Schools in our area. Watkins Middle School, being one of the schools we support expressed their thank you with a card signed by the students. We present by a drawing one student in each of the three grades a Kindle Reader  to reward for  meeting or exceed the requirements set by the school's reading program. Because reading is the heart of education, it prepares students for being able to excel their education and to prepare them for life after school. Today Julie Cantu and Callie Moczygemba visited our club to let us know how they use the Kindles and the excitement it bring to the kids in their school.
Photo by Alan Cookson
Mr. Robert Webre, the owner of Silverback Self Defense, will be coming to discuss self defense training and the importance of being aware.  Robert holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is representing the United States at the International TaeKwon-Do Federation ( ITF)  World Championship in Argentina.  He is also an instructor in Krav Maga, an Israeli Self-Defense System and a certified NRA pistol instructor. 
PLEASE Come Join us.....It is sure to be a Great Talk. 
Our club has a Education Enhancement program for three Middle Schools in our area. Watkins Middle School, being one of the schools we support expressed their thank you with a card signed by the students. We present by a drawing one student in each of the three grades a Kindle Reader  to reward for  meeting or exceed the requirements set by the school's reading program. Because reading is the heart of education, it prepares students for being able to excel their education and to prepare them for life after school. The students made our day when they delivered this this card.
 Alan Rockford. He is retired from NASA and was a astronaut suit fitter. He had many interesting stories about his time in the space program. We hope to have him back sometime to tell us about his time with the astronauts.  
Our speaker this week speaker Deputy Sheriff Warren Conner who is assigned to Patrol District 5 ( N.West) since 2015.  He has specialized training in Mounted Patrol, Crime prevention and is a Field training officer,  He spoke on the crime in our area and gave tips on how not to be a victim of a crime. Photo by Alan Cookson.
 We are on track to end polio in 2018," announced Wayne Staton, District Chair for Polio Plus and he spoke at our club meeting last week. "Wayne Staton was born in the Lynchburg, Virginia area and lived there most of his life. He contracted polio when he was 8 months old. Polio left him with a weak right hip and leg. Mr. Staton graduated with honors with a degree in Physics from the University of Virginia. Currently, he is a Senior Technical Support Analyst at BMC Software. Here are some highlights of his Rotary experience: Past president of the Rotary Club of Sharpstown, 2Paul Harris FellowPaul Harris Society member, and Polio Plus Society member.
Mr. Staton is calling on Rotarians and the community to join the push to eradicate polio in 2018. From 2013 to 2018, every US dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will instantly become three dollars, thanks to a 2-to-1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Learn more about Rotary's efforts to end polio at
November 2  our speaker  was Brendan Cronin, with the  with the Boy Scouts of America.  He is the District Executive for the Copperhead District.  He informed us the membership for the new school year far exceeds last years enrollment period.  
Photo by Alan Cookson
Our District Governor Bill Palko and Assistance Governor Alan Brevard visited our club August 24th. Bill presented his message and goals for his year and we shared our many projects with him.  Thanks Bill for your visit.
 Michelle Sacks with Crime Stoppers will be our speaker and will talk to us about Crime Stoppers and the Tip Line. She had some very interesting stories on how Crime-Stoppers held catch the bad guys. Very interesting.
Bear Creek - Copperfield Rotary Club collected 500 gallons of water to provide for the approximate 400 children in the West Houston Trailer Park. This park has no drinking water and in the Houston summer this is a dangerous situation.  This club project was a joint effort with Roxanne Shewmaker, store manager, Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bear Creek, Nancy Johnson with Calvary Community Church and Richard Farias of the American Latino Center for Research, Education & Justice. Well done to all volunteers who made this possible.  Rotary Serving Humanity.

Marilyn McGuire of the Bear Creek Copperfield Rotary was presented with the 'Heart and Soul' 2016 Pro Bono Award from Linda Good Directing Attorney, Lone Star Legal Aid Houston Branch Office. Marilyn, Congratulations on your award, we are so proud of you.

Great meeting yesterday at Spring Creek BBQ on Highway 6 N. Scott Rainey Space Center Rotary shared the global grant for the Babile woreda Water Infrastructures Construction and Rehabilitation Project located east of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Looks like it will help 3,500 households have clean safe water to drink. The children won't have to make the long trek to a poor quality water source just to get water in a bucket for the family. Instead they can go to school. Wonderful project through an international partnership between the Rotary Club Space Center and the international club Addis Abab East.  Thanks Scott for the information. 
Sergeant Adam Lightfoot and officer Amanda Vasquez  of Harris County Sheriff's Department presented July 28. 
Thursday, July 25,  Sergeant  Adam Lightfoot and officer Amanda Vasquez  came from the Harris County Sheriff's office, District 5. 
They gave a great talk about the basic measures that we can all make to increase our security. In  particular, the officers discussed the nature of the neighborhood based patrols. Many of our communities pay extra costs in order to provide a more complete watch and also to increase the emergency response time. They also introduced us to the social website Each community registered with has a portal for receiving information about the community. In addition , Sergeant Lightfoot posts regular articles about security topics. Bear Creek Copperfield Rotary appreciates both the important work the officers do and the tips on how we may all remain informed. 
Liz Bear from Boys and Girls Country visited with our club on Thursday March 10. Boys and Girls Country is located 35 miles northwest of downtown Houston. We are close to Cypress, Waller and Tomball areas. You can get to their campus either off of Hwy 290 or FM 2920. Boys and Girls Country provides a home to more than 100 children and young adults each year, and continues to be home for many who grew up here. Children ages 5 to 18 live on the Robinson campus in cottages with trained Teaching Parents and attend public school. Our young adults are encouraged to transition to the College and Career Campus around the corner while they attend college, work a first job, or join the military. Our clud says thank you for all you do for these kids.
Wayne Wayne Staton, chairman of Polio Plus for District 5890, was our speaker today. He talked about the success of Rotary International's part in a dramatic goal to eradicate polio worldwide and two polio fund raising projects upcoming for the district. In 1988 the goal to eradicate polio has been extremely successful and in 2014-15 new cases have been limited to only two countries. They are Pakistan with 38 cases and Afghanistan with 13 cases.  Because of this joint effort 14,000,000 children have been saved from the paralysis of polio since 1988. 
Our featured speaker on Thursday was the District Governor Nick Giannone M.D.  Nick is a physician from Lake Jackson, and Rotarian for almost 25 years, He carried the Rotary President's direction of Rotary International which is ‘Be a Gift to the World’. Our club was recognized as being a very active club focused on helping our local community as well as the international community. 
Our special speaker, Terry Seufert with the Living Legacy Center and club President Harry Thomson. Terry is an accomplished executive with over thirty years of diversified experience in planning, implementation and management of social service and instructional programs. She is recognized as dynamic, self-motivated leader with notable success in staff management and development, community involvement, grant writing and compliance with regulatory and funding boards.  

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