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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
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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 nextdoor.com. Each community registered with nextdoor.com 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paula Allen sponsored Bear Creek - Copperfied Rotary Club newest member Dr. Paul Homsy, MD to our club and we are so excited to have Paul and his wife Vicky join our family.
 

 
 
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. 
 

 
Richard Long, the Natural Resource Manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, was our featured speaker on today. He has been with the Corps of Engineers for 37 years with responsibilities associated with the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs for almost 35 years. He will share the background and need for the development of the reservoirs that occurred in the 1930's and the ongoing construction. For residents in the Bear Creek and Copperfield areas, all rainwater drains into that reservoir and the future construction has an impact on the protection from flooding for residents in the area.
 
 
 
 
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.  
 
 

 

Harry Thomson President cutting the ribbon as our club joins the Cy Fair Houston chamber. Welcoming us into the chamber is Leslie Martone, president and Paula Harvey, vice president Cy Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce. 

 

 

 
  It was a pleasure having Martin Bailey, the Assistant District Governor in District 5890 as our guest at the August 7th Thursday meeting.
 
 
 

 
 
Paul Winski Texas A&M AgriLife Extension spoke to our club about their Earth Kind Program at Bear Creek Park. He gave us an overview on the Earth Kind program and we learned a bunch about how to maintain our yard without using pesticides and how to use less fertilizer.  
 
 
 

 
 
 

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