Birthdays & Anniversaries
Lowell EverittFebruary 1
Amir KhanFebruary 14
Bill BallewFebruary 17
Gene BlasingameFebruary 17
Dee KennedyFebruary 22
Andrew DavilaFebruary 23
Vicki WolcikFebruary 2
Dee KennedyH D KennedyFebruary 9
Dan MeauxJennifer MeauxFebruary 15
Don SpiesFebruary 1, 200710 years
George CoxFebruary 2, 20125 years
William RaffettoFebruary 14, 20143 years
Terri DennyFebruary 16, 200413 years
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Posted on Apr 25, 2016
North Shore Rotary 42nd Annual Fundraiser - May 20, 2017
"Keep Calm and Fish Fry On" is the theme for this year’s 42nd annual Catfish Fry & Crawfish Boil Fundraiser. The event, which has made our club legendary in the Rotary world, will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm, at the North Shore Rotary Pavilion located at 14350 Wallisville Road. Incoming club president, Adam Lund, promises “this will be an AWESOME event”.
Posted by Bill Parker on Apr 02, 2016
"We cannot tell what lies ahead. It may be that even greater ordeals lie before us. We shall face whatever is coming...The right to guide the course of world history is the noblest prize of victory." Sir Winston S. Churchill: August 20, 1940 - 'The Few'
Jonathan Sandys, a great-grandson of Britain's wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, was the speaker at the club's March 31 meeting and presented a very enlightening and attention grabbing presentation about his great grandfather to the club. Jonathan is an international public speaker on the life and times of his illustrious relative and the impact Sir Winston still has on the world today.
Posted by Bill Parker on Dec 22, 2015
The week before Christmas is always a very special week for North Shore Rotarians. Each year, the club delivers Christmas Food Baskets to needy families in the community. This year we delivered over 200 baskets. Most Rotarians deliver 5-10 food baskets and one member,
Posted by Bill Parker on Oct 31, 2015
ISAG Golf Team - Bogey Balls Bob, Blind Balls Bill, Short Stroke Steve and Twisted Tee Tracy
The 2015 Mak Mulloy Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Red Wolf Run Golf Resort in Huffman, TX and was a great success. We had 19 teams and 58 hole sponsors and, after expenses, raised $14,562.00 for the club's general fund. The tournament has been an important and popular club event for many years and brings out the "character" of everyone who attends.
Posted by Bill Parker on Aug 24, 2015
The schedule below is for Early Act First Knight (EAFK) ceremonies for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a very good program that our rotary club supports. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a few of the ceremonies throughout the year. If you can just take 2 or 3 hours a month out of your schedule to attend a ceremony, you will be blessed by the opportunity to see the elementary children recite the 4-way test and be knighted for the virtues: Tolerance, Respect, Responsibility, Confidence, Discipline, Perseverance, Honesty, Compassion, Friendliness, and Service.For more information, contact Terri Gillis-Denny
Posted by Bill Parker on Aug 20, 2015
Area High School Coaches Speak At Rotary Club Meeting
Head Coaches (L-R) Jon Kay, Averion Hurts, Don Price, Dave Handal
East Harris County area high school coaches from Galena Park, North Shore, C.E. King and Channelview spoke before the North Shore Rotary Club's weekly meeting on Thursday, August 20, 2015. An annual event for many years, their presentation of their respective school's upcoming football season projections, predictions, players and challenges is one of the club's most attended meetings every year.
Posted by Bill Parker on Aug 07, 2015
Kathleen Gibbs, President of Joy2theWorld, Inc. spoke before the North Shore Rotary Club's weekly meeting on Thursday, August 6th, 2015. Kathleen is the founder of Joy2theWorld, a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization, located in Ghana, West Africa. The organization's primary focus is to provide for social welfare projects that fight illiteracy and poverty with education. The JoytotheWorld International Christian Academy (NGO) was opened in September 2013 providing the community with education for their 3-7 year old children.
Other accomplishments and initiatives include a micro loan program, scholarships, free breast cancer examinations, a fresh water well, the distribution of over 90,000 school books and novels and sanitation projects to the inhabitants of Medie, Ghana in West Africa.
Posted by Bill Parker
The 58th Annual NS Rotary Awards & Installation Banquet was held Friday June 19th at the Monument Inn. The 2015-2016 President and officers were sworn in by the honorable Judge Mike Parrott. The Rotarian of the Year award was presented to Amir Khan along with numerous awards to key club members who advanced the cause of Rotary and the North Shore club throughout the 2014-2015 term of outgoing president, Allatia Harris.
Posted by Bill Parker on Apr 30, 2015
On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Marine veteran and accomplished Houston businessman, Bill Sherrill addressed the North Shore Rotary Club with the story of his childhood and enlistment into the Marine Corps at the age of 15. His presentation included a recollection of his childhood day, his days as a soldier and his experiences during the battle of Iwo Jima. Bill's life experiences reminded us that no matter where you start out in life, you can accomplish many great things if you have the right attitude, commitment and spirit. You can listen to Bill's presentation and moving story of his life of an earlier time in our country when patriotism, sacrifice and honor was widely prevalent among the citizens of these United States.
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...