Space Center Rotary Club
 Meets Monday at Noon, Bay Oaks Country Club 

 Celebrating 51 Years of Community Service!!

Welcome to Rotary Club of Space Center

Space Center

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 Bay Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX.
Mail: P.O. Box 58862
Houston, TX  77258-8862
United States
District Site
Venue Map
President Darryl Smith's Message
2017 Springoree
Here you can post little tidbits of information, reminders, or anything else!
Space Center Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament
Please click here to download the sign up form for this years Golf Tournament at Bay Oaks Country Club
Home Page Stories
Flyer for 2017 Springoree
"Helping others through the gift of giving is such a gratifying experience for me and on today which is “ Giving Tuesday “ , with the help of the  Space Center Rotary I was able to do just that and what a blessing it was. I would personally like to thank the Space Center Rotary for helping me make this single mom and her family’s life a little easier and hopefully their new house into a home." 
Katina Allen
Communities In Schools- Bay Area
McAdams Jr High
Program Coordinator
Thank You, Space Center Rotary, 
for your Random Act of Kindness!
Stephanie Hornung, CIS Campus Coordinator at McWhirter Elementary with students
A single mother of 4 came to the Communities In Schools - Bay Area office at McWhirter Elementary holding an eviction notice in her hand.  She had three days to pay her rent.  While speaking with her, the CIS Campus Coordinator realized this was her last chance at keeping her home.  She had already called or visited several social service offices around town to no avail.  Mom had hoped to get some extra hours at work, but that didn't happen.  CIS got right to work and contacted Space Center Rotary and was put in touch with someone in charge of their "Random Acts of Kindness" program.  Within 12 hours, Rotary had the approval to assist this family and presented her with a $1,000 check to pay rent.  Needless to say there were tears of joy, relief, and appreciation in the CIS office.  CIS also provided the mom with information about the United Way Thrive program to help her improve her monthly income and budget for future month's expenses.  It was WIN-WIN day for everyone.
Great planning meeting for our up coming Rotary End Polio Now event in conjunction with the Microsoft stores in Houston. The event will be Saturday October 8th.
L to R:  Kim Scofield (Space Center Rotary), Terry Ziegler (West U Rotary), Scott Rainey (Space Center Rotary), Suzi Howe (Space Center Rotary), Syndy Gold (Microsoft), Cassidy Clark (Microsoft), Greg Wasinger (Seabrook Rotary), Chip Boteler (Seabrook Rotary)
Dave Sincox received his Paul Harris +1
We welcomed Deborah Davis to the club
We also welcomed Stacey Shutts to the club!!!!
Great message from our District Governor Eric Liu to help guide us in the year to come.  It's always special when the Governor and First Lady Sandra come to our meeting.
Gov. Eric presents SCR Pres. Darryl Smith with 4-Way Test 
      Suzi presents $15,000 check to Gov. Eric for Polio!
Great news on our water project in Lima Peru.
Quick status update:
  • First system has been installed
  • Second system installation is being planned -- Scheduled for September.
  • Lima bank account has been opened. TRF is ready to pay as soon as they receive confirmation from Lima Sunrise that they have deposited their $100 contribution.
Neighborhood of El Centro Bautista
The water purification system. Water is passed through three filters,
then injected with ozone. Bottles are washed and sanitized
in the sinks on the right.
Part of the education program in progress
International Youth Exchange after the closing ceremony at the outbound orientation camp.
Left to Right:
Megan Scofield, Rotex. She went to Polad
Zamira Harris - Ryden -- our ambassador to Taiwan
Gaye and Alan Wylie ...
Matthew Berger -- our ambassador to Brazil
Diego Contreras -- our ambassador to Denmark

The Rotary Club of Space Center kicks off fundraising for our next Global Grant to provide Water & Sanitation for kids in Ethiopia. Let us know if you &/or you clubs would like to join our effort. Contact Scott Rainey.

Great party for the District Governor's installation on Fri. 6/17/16 at The Hilton Americas hotel.  All incoming district officers and the club presidents were sworn in!  Our Darryl Smith, with his wife Monique were FANTASTIC representatives for our club!!
Lillian Alexander was nominated by Janice Albro recently to receive a Local Act of Kindness.  This woman, a bit down on her luck as of late, had been visiting the YMCA.  Several workers recognized that she would spend hours sitting on a bench or sipping a single cup of coffee began talking with her and found that she is homeless and was just seeking the shelter of the porch overhang or a warm cup of coffee.  The YMCA administrative staff took it upon them to offer her a complimentary membership so that she could use the showers and enjoy a frequent cup of coffee.
Meeting Lillian today she was pleased to share that she is doing her best to volunteer as she is able at the YMCA so that she is giving back to the people that have helped her.
Check out this AWESOME presentation by the Folds of Honor.
Madella and Gary participated in the awards ceremony at Clear View High School on Thursday evening.  Great to see SCR involved, but what is really cool is that the Seabrook Club and League City Clubs also were super involved.  Rotary clubs and districts working together for the community - HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!
WOW!!  Great Shrimporee this past Saturday, despite the rain.  Many thanks to Darryl, Gary and all the others who planned for months to make this a huge success.
No rain is going to spoil the sunshine this club can shed.  Check out the pictures that Carl took at Shrimporee at the link below.
Anthony Tran of Clear Falls High School wins Region 4 Secondary Teacher of the Year!
Joni DeGuzman was very touched by our Random Act of Kindness today.  They have not been able to be in their house for the past 7 weeks after the storm.  And, she is not sure when it will be ready!  When you think you have a big problem, think of this family.
Thank you CCISD for bringing one of your student's families to us for help.  CCISD is much more than just a school district.  They are a family who cares and helps one another.
Thank you for all you have done this past year and Go And Do Likewise.
Please see the below press release about our Interact club at Clear Lake High School.  I can not begin to tell you what a wonderful job Kim Scofield and Michael Porterfield are doing with our Interact clubs.  Read this and join me in being so proud of the work these students have occomplished.  It has been a pleasure to see the work side by side with our club and also take inititive to do projects on their own.
Also, when you see Kim, bow down and thank her for the many hours she has spent to help this club achieve greatness.  They have truely Gone and Done Likewise!!!
Peace and Happy Easter to all.
CLHS Interact club has been notified that they will be awarded Rotary International's Presidential Award for their outstanding work for Rotary in the year 2014-2015.  CLHS Interact Club is a Service Organization following the Rotary Motto of "SERVE ABOVE SELF".
The Club ran projects to benefit: Rotary Polio Plus, Rotary Beads of Hope-Nicaragua, Rotary Global Water Project, and Rotary Disaster Relief worldwide.  They also provided service locally with a food and clothing drives for San Jacinto College and GoodWill organization, service at Space Center Rotary Annual Shrimporee and also service at Space Center Rotary Endowment Foundation Pancake Breakfast. Interactors began a new program this year called a RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS, which occurred  monthly, alternating between Rotarians and CLHS Staff. A Holiday Hayride for all Interactors to celebrate a traditional holiday was in honor of Interact and Rotary Youth Exchange students, Adam from Poland and Chiarra from Italy.  Space Center Rotary gave Leadership scholarships to two of our Interactors to attend RYLA Camp and continues to support the Interact Club with annual Senior Scholarships.
Anyone wishing to join CLHS Interact Club, please contact our teacher sponsors for info regarding next meeting and join us!
Congratulations to all Interactors and Teacher Sponsors, S. Heep and E. Olin.

Rotarian Jerrald Dewease has created a wonderful review of our Space Center Rotary Club's 50th Anniversary.  Our celebration took place at Space Center Houston on August 6 2014, the date of our original charter.  Please click on 50TH ANNIVERSARY RECAP to review the events of our celebration.


Space Center Rotary's EarlyAct FirstKnight program has been a tremendous success.  Teaching chivalry and building champions -- that's what the program is accomplishing at Whitcomb Elementary School.  The program teaches children how to be role models and hold high standards for character. You haven't experienced Rotary, until you hear 700 young students recite Rotary's 4-Way Test "every morning".  Organizers hope the examples will rub off on other kids.  It was the last day of school for students at Clear Creek ISD, and some of them went home with proud parents and new titles for the summer.  Click on Houston's ABC Channel 13 News Reports
Space Center Rotary Club has a small group of golf enthusiasts who want more members!  We golf almost every Thursday (depending on weather and interest) at local public courses.  All the courses offer a reduced rate for seniors – if you fit in that category.  Non-senior rates are very reasonable.   Tee times are usually early in the morning.
February 2017
Charles Hearne
Mar 13, 2017
Prison Entrepreneurship Program
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