Space Center Rotary Club is the International Partner on this Global Grant to help save lives of refugees and local women and children in Cucuta, Columbia.
Bill Davis said "Another wonderful Rotary day in Cúcuta, Colombia.
We visited the second and third Global Grants developed by Gladys Maldonado both at the Erasmo Meoz hospital in Cúcuta. A $55,000 project to provide equipment for the pediatric ward (RC of Baytown) and $127,000 to provide equipment for the Gynecology ward (RC of Space Center). The hospital President was most appreciative."
"These Colombians are so kind.  I was able to complement the hospital for their compassionate assistance provided to the Venezuelans under most difficult conditions.  More than one half of the patients are Venezuelans having fled their homeland. Cúcuta is in the border with VZ."
Bill Davis, second from the left, is a member of the Rotary Club of Humble and a master at creating partnerships between Rotary Clubs and Districts to make Humanitarian Service Happen!!  Bill was able to redirect the funding we had originally raised for a WASH project in Ethiopia to this awesome project after the Ethiopia project had to be cancelled due to the security risk in the region.
Space Center Rotary Helps Save Lives! 2018-09-12 05:00:00Z 0
AWESOME AUGUST... 2018-09-03 05:00:00Z 0
SHRIMPOREE SPONSORS 2018!! 2018-08-19 05:00:00Z 0
Club members donated supplies and then volunteered at the E. A. Smith YMCA to help pass them out to the kids.  Awesome #PEOPLEOFACTION!!!!
OPERATION BACKPACK 2018-08-12 05:00:00Z 0
What a wonderful month of sharing our Treasures ... in the community and abroad!
$5,000 was given to 'E.A.Smith YMCA' for service within our local community   AND   $5,000 was given to 'Love For The Least' to serve refugees abroad.
We Give Thanks to all  that support Rotary and enable us to do all the we do.
July Treasures Nancy Anderson 2018-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
Installations 2018-2019 2018-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Fun on the Greens ... Thank you 2018-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Many Thanks to our Many Sponsors 2018-05-26 05:00:00Z 0

Clear Creek ISD Honors Outstanding Educators at Annual Teacher of the Year Luncheon

This is the image for the news article titled Clear Creek ISD to Honor Outstanding Educators at Annual Teacher of the Year LuncheonThe Rotary Clubs of Space Center, Seabrook and League City honored Clear Creek Independent School District’s 44 campus Teachers of the Year at a luncheon at South Shore Habour Resort and Conference Center on Monday, May 21, 2018. During the luncheon, the 2018 CCISD Elementary Teacher of the Year "Crystal Starke" of Mossman Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year "Anita Lewis" of Westbrook Intrmediate were announced from a field of six finalists.

Beyond educating students, the following teachers have also been identified as a leader on their campus, working collaboratively with co-workers to improve the school culture. CCISD congratulates the 2018 campus Teachers of the Year:


Armand Bayou Elementary Alexia Scott

Bauerschlag Elementary Danielle Derouen

Bay Elementary Jordan Barber

Brookwood Elementary
Kirsten Clason

Clear Lake City Elementary Valerie Strickland

Falcon Pass Elementary
Ashley Bedell

Ferguson Elementary
Laura Pearson

Gilmore Elementary
Katherine Wright

Goforth Elementary Samantha Smith

Greene Elementary Christin Anderson

Hall Elementary Archon Auzenne

Hyde Elementary Amy Etzel

Landolt Elementary Liliana Martinez

League City Elementary Sara Jones

McWhirter Elementary Leena Elmore

Mossman Elementary Crystal Starke

North Pointe Elementary Shara Mills

Parr Elementary Anna Lowery

Robinson Elementary Julie Mills

Ross Elementary Heather Sandoval

Stewart Elementary Sarah Vining

Ward Elementary Melissa Roe

Weber Elementary Kelly Nerada

Wedgewood Elementary Alyssa Markowski

Whitcomb Elementary Melinda Bujnoch

White Elementary Brenda Magee


Bayside Intermediate Lauren Douglas

Brookside Intermediate
Shelley Koehler

Clear Creek Intermediate Janet Hawes

Clear Lake Intermediate
Anastacia Cooper

Creekside Intermediate
Amanda Ripple

League City Intermediate
Paige Hassmann

Seabrook Intermediate
Erin Lusk

Space Center Intermediate
Kelly Francis

Victory Lakes Intermediate
Kathleen Bucher

Westbrook Intermediate
Anita Lewis

Clear Brook High School Ann Daley

Clear Creek High School  Kylie Kunefke

Clear Falls High School
Debbie Bacon

Clear Horizons High School
Valerie Foskit

Clear Lake High School
Jodieth Seeger

Clear Path High School
Marcia Gschwind

Clear Springs High School
Kristin Pena

Clear Views High School
Kimberly Hart
CCISD Teachers of the Year 2018 2018-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Thank you "Fore The Troops" Hole Sponsors 2018-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Golf Tournament benefits "Camp Hope" & "Impact A Hero" 2018-04-22 05:00:00Z 0
California Rotarians join our club to help Harvey Victims 2017-12-04 06:00:00Z 0
Wow!!  Once again a fantastic ceremony yesterday for our first one of this year.  If you haven't had a chance to volunteer and help at one of the ceremonies, I strongly suggest you do this, it will be the best thing you do that day!  Our club's positive impact on these students, educators, and families is priceless.
Sir James on stage, waiting on the next honoree
A Rotarian making a difference in a child!
Rotarians and Sir James ready to be #PEOPLEOFACTION
An Honoree and her family
Squire Alan - Ready for action!!
A new addition - a student group now opens the ceremony.
This just keeps getting better and better!!!!!
EARLYACT/FIRSTKNIGHT kicks off for the year!! 2017-11-01 05:00:00Z 0
Operation Backpack at the E.A. Smith YMCA 2017-08-13 05:00:00Z 0
Houston Food Bank Service Day 2017-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
The Four Way Test does have a #5!!  Pics from District Governor Bill Palko's installation banquet on June 23, 2017.
#5: Is it FUN!!!!!! 2017-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Farewell to Jaeo & Alice International Youth Exchange Students 2017-06-21 05:00:00Z 0
It was our pleasure and honor to present this Random Act of Kindness check to Michael Howell on Saturday.  The Howell family lost their house and all belongings, with the exception of the laptop shown partially melted in the pictures.  They have 2 sons and are caring for their granddaughter right now also.  Thanks to our club for caring and reaching out to help folks in need.
Gates Foundation increases donation level to fight Polio!! 2017-06-17 05:00:00Z 0
Last Ceremony for our Beloved Sir James!! 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Great CCISD Teacher of the Year Ceremony today 2017-05-22 05:00:00Z 0
Interact serves Habitate for Humanity 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Space Center Rotary Club supports Harris County Youth Village's Food Drive 2017-01-25 06:00:00Z 0
EarlyAct/FirstKnight Ceremony Jan. 17th 2017-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
"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
Another Local Random Act of Kindness by Space Center Rotary!! 2016-11-30 06:00:00Z 0
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.
Random Act of Kindness in conjunction with Communities In Schools!! 2016-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
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 meeting Monday 8/15!!! 2016-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
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!
District Governor Eric Liu and First Lady Sandra visit our club 2016-08-02 05:00:00Z 0
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
Peru water project - FIRST SYSTEM INSTALLED! 2016-06-29 05:00:00Z 0
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
International Youth Exchange is already off and running!! 2016-06-27 05:00:00Z 0

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.

SCR's next Global Grant - Water for Ethiopia 2016-06-25 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Another Local Act of Kindness 2016-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Check out this AWESOME presentation by the Folds of Honor.
Folds of Honor Presentation 2016-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
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!!!!
SCR at Clear View HS awards ceremony 2016-05-31 05:00:00Z 0
Honoring Our Teachers in Clear Creek ISD John Branch 2016-04-25 05:00:00Z 0
Shrimporee Photos 2015-10-26 05:00:00Z 0
Shrimporee Chairman Darryl Smith addressed the club meeting to get everyone ready for the big event this Saturday Oct. 24th.  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Clear Lake Park.
BE WARE OF THE SHRIMP!! 2015-10-19 05:00:00Z 0
The memorial service for Dennis Dillon, long time Space Center Rotarian, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15th at 10:30 a.m. in the Nassau Bay Baptist Church Sanctuary at 18131 Nassau Bay Drive, 77058.   Please pray for his son Bob and wife Kirsten during this time of loss.
Dennis Dillon Memorial Service - Sep 15 2015-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Shrimporee planning is well under way!!! 2015-08-17 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Teacher of the Year wins Region 4 Teacher of theYEAR!!! 2015-08-06 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Random Act of Kindness for CCISD family who was flooded 2015-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Kim Scofield was named Interact District 5890 Rotarian Advisor of the Year!!!
Kim was awarded this honor while attending the District 5890 Interact District Conference over this past weekend.
Please join me an congratulating Kim for this exciting award and representing our club with pride!!  
Kim has Gone and Done Likewise.
Way to go KIM!!!
Kim Scofield Honored by District 5890 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Please plan to join Space Center Rotary, Seabrook Rotary, and League City Rotary clubs as we join with CCISD to announce this year's Teachers of the Year.  The event will be held at a luncheon at South Shore Harbour Hotel on Monday May 11th., 11:30 - 1:00.  Tickets are $25.00.  Please contact Carl Stockton of Space Center Rotary with your RSVP and payment at
We look forward to another fantastic event and announcement!!
Rotary CCISD Teacher of the Year Event is May 11th. 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
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.
EXTRA EXTRA Read All About IT!! 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Oct 06, 2014

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 50th Anniversary Recap Jon R. McKinnie 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Feb 28, 2014

It is with great sadness that I must report the PDG Floyd Boze passed away February 20th.  PDG Floyd lead a great life (see bio below), and was the kindest Rotarian that I have know.  Floyd was president of the Lubbock Rotary Club, became a member of Space Center Rotary Club on August 20, 1973.  Floyd was elected Governor of Rotary District 589 (now 5890) in 1984. His District Conference was held in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Floyd & Nancy were both Paul Harris Fellows & Floyd Boze Fellows.  As of this Rotary Year, 2013-14, Floyd had 63 years of perfect attendance, having made up missed meetings of his home club in more than 20 countries outside the U. S. Please say a prayer for PDG Floyd Boze's family.  Floyd was a true Rotarian, who lived the life of "Service Above Self".  And now we must say good-by to one of the truly good guys.  I'm sure God has already scheduled a Rotary meeting in heaven to honor the arrival of PDG Floyd Boze.  I can see the banner now, "Well done thy good and faithful servant".  And to no surprise, Brother Floyd will have perfect attendance into perpetuity.

PDG Floyd Boze (96) Passed Away Feb 20 Jon R. McKinnie 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Jun 06, 2013
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's EarlyAct FirstKnight Program Tremendous Success at Whitcomb Elementary Jon R. McKinnie 2013-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on May 31, 2013
The Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation presented the National Space Trophy (NST), to former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison; a Space Communicator Award to NASA Jet Propulsion Lab's (JPL) News and Social Media Manager, Veronica McGregor; and Stellar Awards to 23 individuals and seven teams at the gala on Friday, April 26, at the Houston Hyatt Regency.

The RNASA Foundation (originally created by Space Center Rotary Club) presents the National Space Trophy and Stellar Awards each year in recognition of outstanding achievements in aerospace. Aerospace leadership from around the world attend this crowning event in downtown Houston to honor the recipients.
RNASA Presents National Space Trophy to Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Jon R. McKinnie 2013-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Apr 30, 2013

Our Rotary /CCISD Teacher Recognition and Award luncheon is Monday, May 20, 2013, at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center in League City.   Olive Riker will be taking reservations . Only cash and checks are accepted on May 6. Credit card purchases will be available May 13th. Luncheon and program cost is $25. See Olive or John Branch on that day to reserve.

We do not have availability for a meeting on May 20th at the Bay Oaks Country Club. It has been reserved for two other events.  So come join us in celebration of CCISD Teachers Awards.

Dr Greg Smith, CCISD Superintendent & Space Center Rotarian, will be leading the presentations.  We are so proud to assist in recognizing these fine teachers. Our partnership throughout the selection process and planning the event has been great this year. Olive Riker has spent many hours representing our club and we’re very grateful for her service on behalf of Space Center Rotary.

Rotary / CCISD Teacher Recognition & Award Luncheon - May 20 Jon R. McKinnie 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Sep 06, 2012
Space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop NASA's modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), will make the final ferry flight of the Space Shuttle Program era when it departs Monday, Sept. 17, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida headed to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  Endeavor will include the Clear Lake area on its journey, secheduled to make multiple fly-bys on Sep 17, resting overnight, then departing for its final destination, Los Angeles.  We hope to get approximate ETA and will let you know.
Endeavor's Final Trip includes Clear Lake Visit - Sep 17-18 Jon R. McKinnie 2012-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Sep 05, 2012
We will be giving a monetary donation to Cross Roads organization at our regular Club meeting, Monday September 10.  This will be an opportunity to give clothing that's no longer needed, especially men's shoes, to a worthy cause.  Cross Roads’ mission is to provide services to promote the health, hygiene and dignity of homeless persons.  Be sure to bring lots of clothing, shoes, toiletries.  To see additional items needed, click on this story heading.
Cross Roads - Local Service Project Jon R. McKinnie 2012-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Sep 04, 2012
Space Center Rotary Club has initiated the first EAFK program in Clear Creek ISD, its first program will be kicked off on Oct 16 at 1PM, at Whitcomb Elementary, located at 900 Reseda, Houston TX 77062.  Student Orientation (kickoff show with horses, knights, music, medieval games, etc.):
October 16 at 1:30 pm  Faculty Training (one hour):  After the show from 3:45-4:45  As many Space Center Rotarians should attend the Faculty Training as possible since they'll learn lots of important info, plus it gives the teachers an opportunity to meet them.  Please try to plan a one-hour training event for your Rotarian liaisons that evening.
Space Center Implements EarlyAct FirstKnight Program - Oct 16 Jon R. McKinnie 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard F. Hergert on Sep 02, 2012
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.
Join The Space Center Rotary Golf Group! Richard F. Hergert 2012-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sheryl Berg on Aug 25, 2012
As I look at the inception of our club’s involvement in this project, I am reminded of the First Principle of Rotary:  The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service.  It was May, 2010 and my husband and I traveled to visit our son, a volunteer third grade teacher in a bilingual school in a small rural community in northern Honduras. We took a side trip to a beautiful Mayan community near the Guatemalan border—Copan Ruinas.  Enjoying the ruins and other sights there, we stayed at Don Udo’s a popular tourist destination and struck up a conversation with the hotel’s proprietor, Udo Van der Waag.  Seeing the familiar Rotary wheel on his lobby wall, we discussed our involvement—he a past president of his club, Distrito 4250, and me, a member of Space Center Rotary.  He invited me to view a project with which his club was assisting. It was a nothing more than a simple stove, called an ecocina.
Stove Project in Honduras Sheryl Berg 2012-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 19, 2012
Jerrold Dewease received the "District Award - Above & Beyond", from District Governor Chris Schneider during the Governor's Official Visit on August 20 2012.  The award recognizes the efforts of Rotarians that go "above and beyond" the call of duty set by the standard “Service Above Self”.  Congratulations, Jerrold on a job well done!!!
Jerrold Dewease Receives District Above & Beyond Award Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 19, 2012
Welcome our new member, Richard Sarpong, into Space Center Rotary Club.  Today, Richard was installed as the newest member by District Governor Chris Schneider.  What a great opportunity to introduce new members during the DG Official Visit.  Richard is originally fro West Africa, Ghana.  He has lived in US for 15 years, prior to that he has lived in Germany, UK and his home country.  Richard is a graduate of Texas A&M and lives in Clearlake City with his wife Lilliana. 

Please make sure you introduce yourself to Richard and make sure Richard feels welcome at our outstanding Space Center Rotary Club.  Click on the story heading to learn more about Richard Sarpong.
Richard Sarpong - New Member Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 16, 2012
Mark Your Calendars!!!  District 5890 is hosting its All Club Meeting September 27th with Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka as our feature speaker!  Seating is limited so register early!  Individual tickets are $58.90 each with sponsorship tables of 10 available $750-1,500  Click on Sponsorship Opportunities and find your level of support.  The All Club Meeting will be held at the Bayou City Event Center at 9401 Knight St (south of I-610, across from Reliant Stadium) with VIP Reception 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm, General Reception with Cash Bar 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm and dinner from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  You can now Register On-Line for this event   Please make plans to attend and promote this event in your Club. Join us for this fantastic evening and wonderful opportunity to get to meet President Tanaka.
All Club Meeting Features RI Pres Tanaka - Sep 27 Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kippy Caraway on Aug 10, 2012
The 2013 District Conference will be held April 18-21 2013, at the outstanding Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort - San Antonio, TX.  Step into a world of timeless charm at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. Building upon its heritage as Rogers-Wiseman Ranch, the resort's casually luxurious San Antonio is the perfect blend of AAA Four Diamond pampering in an inviting setting.  Come celebrate the many accomplishments of District 5890.  District 5890 is alive and vibrant.  See how to make your club grow and maintain membership.  Learn why the Rotary Foundation is important to your Club, District 5890 and the world as a whole.
District Conference - Hyatt Hill Country Resort - Apr 18-21 2013 Kippy Caraway 2012-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 09, 2012
Space Center Rotarian Delia Stephens' husband, Billy Stephens, Clear Lake minister and psycho-therapist, passed away suddenly August 4 2012 in Overland Park, KS, where he was visiting family.  A memorial service will honor his life September 7 2012, at 11:00am at Taylor Lakek Christian Church, 1730 Old Kirby Road, Seabrook TX.  In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Billy Stephens Memorial Fund, Taylor Lake Christian Church.
Delia Stephens' Husband, Billy, Passed Away on Aug 4 Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 09, 2012
The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation recently selected former astronaut, Captain (USN, Ret.), and NASA Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats to receive the 2012 National Space Trophy.Coats was jointly nominated by two RNASA advisors: previous Trophy winner and former NASA Administrator Dr. Mike Griffin; and former NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Mr. William Parsons. In nominating him, they cited his management as the tenth director of Johnson Space Center “NASA’s leading human space flight center,” and his “leadership to the retiring Space Shuttle Program, the International Space Station Program, and his advancement of the capability for human exploration and utilization of space research development.”
JSC Director Mike Coats Receives RNASA Award Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 09, 2012
Space Center Rotary presented Dr Greg Clariday with Honorary Membership, to recognize his outstanding contribution to not only the local community, but also for his long servicing participation in the Guerrero Clinic in Mexico.  Every year, Dr Clariday and his team travels to the Guerrero Clinic and performs hundreds of cataract and other eye surgeries.  When the news spreads that Dr Clariday is returning to the clinic, hundreds line up waiting for his teams arrival.
Dr Greg Clariday Given Honorary Membership Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 09, 2012
As you know, several times per year, a team of Rotarians & volunteers make a trek to Guerrero, MX, and accomplish amazing results. Our next eye Clinic will be October 10th, 2012.  The Clinic is located in Guerrero City State of Chihuahua Mexico.   Please make plans to participate in the near future.  On a recent 2 day clinic (July 5-6), they performed 114 Cataract surgeries and 10 pterigium surgeries.
Guerrero Project Update - Oct 10 Trip Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 09, 2012
Rotary District 5890 has reserved the Picnic Area at Constellation Field for you and your family for an exclusive Picnic Night with the Sugar Land Skeeters. Come join your fellow Rotarians for a night of fellowship and fun on Saturday, August 25. Gates open at 5:30 pm. Picnic Buffet begins at 6:45 pm.You’ll also get to cheer on the Skeeters vs Bridgeport Bluefish.
Rotary Family Night at Sugar Land Skeeters - Aug 25 Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jon R. McKinnie on Aug 08, 2012
This year's Shrimporee will be held at the Clear Lake Park on NASA Parkway (11am-4:00pm)  This year's event will be the best ever, with educational, interactive presentations that will intrigue kids and educate parents.  Each year, the Shrimporee is Space Center's major event, lots of food & beverages, shrimp and BBQ brisket lunch, live and silent auctions, entertainment, games for the kids and fellowship.  The event is free, meals are $15 each.  Raffle tickets for outstanding items are available for $10 each, 6 for $50.

Space Center Shrimporee - Oct 20 Jon R. McKinnie 2012-08-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jerrold DeWease on May 08, 2011

The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation (RNASA) 
Celebrates its Silver Anniversary
with a Grand Gala Event

   Recipient of the
National Space Trophy 
General Kevin P. Chilton (USAF)

The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation is proud to be celebrating its silver anniversary with a gala event on May 6, 2011 at the Houston Hyatt Regency hotel. Founded by the Space Center Rotary Club in 1985 to organize and coordinate an annual event to recognize outstanding achievements in space and create greater public awareness of the benefits of space exploration, the Foundation has presented the National Space Trophy to an outstanding American who has made major contributions to our nation's space program since 1987.

The RNASA Board of Advisors selected recently retired Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and former Space Shuttle Astronaut, General Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.) as the 25th recipient of the National Space Trophy. "General Chilton, as an Air Force commander and a former astronaut, is being recognized for his leadership in both our civilian and military space programs," Rodolfo González, President of the RNASA Foundation, said.

The Trophy will be presented to General Chilton by Astronaut Steven W. Lindsey, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) who commanded the last flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery that landed on March 9. Harris County  Judge Ed Emmett  will welcome guests to the event; the Clear Creek High School JROTC Color Guard will present the colors, and veteran reporter Miles O'Brien  will serve as emcee. Former Apollo Astronaut Lt. Gen. Thomas Stafford, USAF (Ret.) will present an Omega watch to Gen. Chilton.

The winners of the annual RNASA Stellar Awards will be announced at the National Space Trophy gala in the evening of May 6 at the Houston Hyatt Regency. Veteran NASA Astronauts Stephanie D. Wilson  and   Richard R. Arnold, II  will announce the winners and present them with engraved marble trophies.

"We had a record number of 151 Stellar Award nominees this year," reported Jennifer Mitchell, the RNASA Stellar Awards Committee Chairman. The nominations are subdivided into four categories, and the Foundation received 29 early career, 51 middle career, 35 late career, and 36 team nominations.  NASA nominated 19 individuals and seven teams, the USAF nominated five individuals and four teams, and industry nominated 91 individuals and 25 teams.

Winners are selected by a Stellar Awards Evaluation Panel based on which accomplishments hold the greatest promise for furthering future activities in space, the extent to which the nominee played a key role in the accomplishment, and the extent to which the nominee meets the goal of recognizing "unsung heroes." The 2011 Evaluation Panel consists of former National Space Trophy winners, Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr. and Dr. Glynn S. Lunney, and former National Associate Administrator for Space Systems Development, Arnold D. Aldrich.

Prior to the evening banquet, the Stellar Award nominees and their spouse or guest will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center and a special Stellar Awards Luncheon at the Nassau Bay Hilton. Hubble Servicing Mission (STS-125) Pilot, Captain Gregory C. Johnson,  UNS (Ret.) is the featured luncheon speaker.  

Each nominee will receive a special commemorative certificate at the luncheon and a special ribbon to identify them at the evening's banquet event.

The banquet is open to the public, but seating is limited. Please visit for ticket information or contact Bill Taylor at 281-488-2733 prior to April 8, 2011.The RNASA Foundation is supported by corporate sponsorships.  Proceeds remaining after each year's event are donated to an organization involved in aerospace education.

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Posted by Scott Rainey
Rotary Club of Space Center 50th Anniversary Celebration
Since 1964, the Rotary Club of Space Center has been serving the Clear Lake area with dedicated community service and engaged volunteerism. On Wednesday, August 6 the club celebrated its 50th anniversary with a cocktail dinner and reception at Space Center Houston. To mark the occasion, Council Member Martin presented a certificate of recognition on behalf of the City of Houston honoring the club's service over the past half century. The event also featured memorabilia and video presentations celebrating the history of the chapter, and Rotarians and guests shared stories from the club's past activities.


Council Member Martin congratulates the Rotary Club of Space Center on the big milestone and thanks all involved with the organization over the past 50 years for their service to the community. He also thanks Scott Rainey, President of the Rotary Club of Space Center, for the invitation to attend the event.

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The committee out did themselves as Rotarian's and guest shared laughs, fun, and heart warming stories at this special occasion in our club's history.  Thanks to all who contributed to this successful event!!

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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

"Service Above Self"

January 31, 2011     

Reporter Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee 

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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

"Service Above Self"

Presidential Edition
January 10, 2011   

Meeting Today
Calendar   for Club meetng dates in January


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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

"Service Above Self"

Down History Lane Edition
January 3, 2011   

No Meeting Today
Calendar   for Club meetng dates in January


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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

"Service Above Self"

December 27, 2010
Reporter Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee 

No Meeting Today
Calendar   for Club meetng dates in January

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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

"Service Above Self"

December 13, 2010
Reporter Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee 

Dates to Remember

Click Calendar   for Club meetng dates in December and January

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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

" Service Above Self"

December 13, 2010
Reporter Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee 

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  The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
   Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

" Service Above Self"

December 6, 2010
Reporter Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee

Don't Forget
Club Meets at UHCL Today read more
Party December 15

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The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

" Service Above Self"

November 29, 2010
Editor Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee

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  The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
   Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

" Service Above Self"

November 22, 2010
Editor Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell and John Lee

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  The Rotary Club of Space Center (Houston), Texas, and U.S.A.
   Rotary International District 5890 (589)
Club 2010
Chartered August 6, 1964

"Service Above Self"

Blastoff November 15, 2010
Editor Kathy Dooley
Photographers Bob Mitchell, John Lee, and  Mary Alys Cherry

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Posted by Michael Dennard

Thank You Space Center Rotarians

"Space Center Rotarians, you deserve a standing ovation for the way you displayed the true spirit of Rotary at the Shrimporee.  It was very pleasing to see all of you working together in harmony to conduct another successful Shrimporee!  It should be mentioned is that your actions at the event set a great example for all of the student volunteers that helped with this year's event
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Posted by Kathy Dooley

Words From President Coney

" I would love for us to focus on improving our attendance, building better frienships with our Rotarian friends and actively seek ways to become the best Rotary Club we can be." .... President Coney

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Blastoff  October, 11 2010

Editor Kathy Dooley
Photographers John Lee and Bob Mitchell 


October 4, 2010 Club Meeting Review

Be sure to tell your friends about Shrimporee, and sell tickets!"...Chief Big Shrimp

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Posted by Jon R. McKinnie
Kay & I want to thank each of you for your support during the sad loss of our son, Ty (48), who passed away on 25th of Aug, my birthday.  Ty had been working in OR, got where he couldn't breathe well, drove home on Aug 15th. Went to Dr next day, was in intensive care 9 days where he succumbed from congestive heart failure.  Kay & I were with Ty until the end. Ty asked to be cremated and his ashes scattered in some of his favorite places. 

Ty loved to hunt and fish, never liked a crowd, so we have following his wishes with small gatherings of family & friends to scatter his ashes in a beautiful stream on his property in Arkansas (Aug 29), Toledo Bend Lake where he made many fishing trips (Sep 19) and my LA homestead which has been in family for 179 years (Oct 10).

Thanks again for your prayers and support for my family as we struggle through this hard time.  Ty is probably hunting in Heaven right now and is mad because God won't let him shot anything there.  HA 

May God bless Ty, our family and each of you.
Jon & Kay McKinnie
Past President 2009-10

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Posted by Jerrold DeWease

Editor's Note

 Club Meeting Location
Mondays 11:45 AM
Bay Oaks Country Club
14545 Bay Oaks Boulevard
Houston, TX 77059

Club Address
P O Box 58862
Houston, Texas 77058 

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Posted by David B. Coney
"Building Communities -
Bridging Continents"
It is truly a great day to be a Rotarian. I can just feel it in the air that this is going to be a fantastic year for Space Center Rotary Club and for the people in our community and around the world that we serve.  The theme "Building Communities-Bridging Continents" resonates well with me as I think about all of the wonderful projects and material impact that Rotarians make around the globe.
I am so happy to have the opportunity to serve as president this year and feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful people to serve with. I think the work that we do is very important and I also feel that we should have fun doing it.  I hope we take the time we spend together on Monday's to have a good time, get to know each other better and better and if you come up with a good idea for Rotary, please don't keep it a secret but let me know. 

Your President,
David Coney

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Posted by Scott Rainey

37th Annual Festival and Auction Shrimporee Sponsors

View  Sponsor Web Page.

The 2010 - 2011 Shrimporee Sponsor drive is in full swing.  We have already received over $35,000 of commitments.  We need each member to reach out and find at least one sponsor for this year.  You can find all the forms you need on the Shrimporee 2010 web page, see link on left bar of the Home Page. 

Let's pull together to make this another banner year and extend our ability to reach out and help our community.


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