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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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 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 http://www.endpolio.org/.
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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 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.
 
 
 
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.  
 
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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