BEING RESCHEDULED * SUNDAY, Nov. 12th (1:30pm) - SERVICE PROJECT @ Flores Home (6327 Hollow Pines Drive, 77049)
- We will be painting and knocking out other odd jobs around the Flores Family's home
- The Flores Family is 1 of 2 families we adopted as part of our Rotary Skyline Rebiulds Houston initiative.
- Contact Melissa Williams (RCHS' Liaison to Flores Family) or Stephanie Franklin (Service Chair) for details.
 
* Tuesday, Nov. 14th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Tehrrek Fitzgerald, Wealth Preservation and Bequests to Rotary
- ABOUT TEHRREK: Reached top 6% in the financial services industry in St. Louis, Missouri. Tehrrek recruited and developed a team of top advisors and helped St. Louis office become the top office in the country.  These accolades led Tehrrek to an opportunity in California, where he opened his own office of advisors in Santa Monica and finished his first year as the top 1st year office within his company and broker dealer.  After selling his company, Tehrrek was recruited to Houston, Texas to rebuild and grow the flagship office of AIG, the largest insurance carrier in the world.  Within 9 months, he was able to take the Houston office’s nationwide company rankings from 33rd to 3rd. In February of 2016, Tehrrek created The Fitzpatrick Group, a firm that focuses on training advisors to excel in their knowledge of tax diversification and legacy planning, educating clients on tax principles and introducing them to top tier products. The Fitzpatrick Group has grown to more than 25 advisors throughout Houston, with a primary office in the Galleria off San Felipe. They are in the process of opening offices in the Woodlands, Sugarland, and Katy, and plan to expand to California and Colorado in the coming years.
 
* Tuesday, Nov. 21st (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Nov. 28th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Megan Eddings, 7 Secrets to Startup Success
- Are you ready to ignite your passion? Ready to turn your ambition into action? Megan will educate on what it means to take the leap into launching your own business!
- ABOUT MEGAN: Founder/CEO of Accel Lifestyle, with a lofty, but sustainable goal: to create fashionable fitness apparel (for men and women) that keeps you smelling fresh, all while being socially conscious. Co-Founder of Fitness in the Loop; Fitness and Fashion Entrepreneur; Nationally Recognized Sales Executive; Positivity Enthusiast; and Chemistry Background
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 5th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 12th (6pm-7:30) - Club SERVICE PROJECT TBD
 
* Sunday, Dec. 17th (6pm-7:30) - Club  CHRISTMAS PARTY @ Home of Julie & Akshay Tavkar
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 19th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 26th (6pm-7:30) - NO Club Meeting DUE TO CHRISTMAS
 
* Tuesday, Jan 2nd (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Jan 9th (6pm-7:30) - Club SERVICE PROJECT TBD
 
* Tuesday, Jan 16th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Joy Vonk "Stories from Casa Clinic: #TrailerTalk"
- ABOUT JOY: Joy Vonk is a clinician and clinical manager at Casa El Buen Samaritano. Casa, or “home”, is a free charity clinic in southwest Houston providing faith-based healthcare to the low-income and uninsured. She received a B.S. degree in both Biological Sciences Nutrition and Animal Sciences before pursuing her M.S. degree through Baylor College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program.

After working six years in commercialized medicine, Joy is working in urban missions setting where she is able to deliver medical services with spiritual counseling to the disadvantaged populations of Houston, provide whole-person health care – body, soul, and spirit. At Casa she sees and treats patients, oversees patient and volunteer scheduling, manages clinical operations, assists in grant writing and is active in outreach to partnering organizations."

* Tuesday, Jan 23rd (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD

* Tuesday, Jan 30th (6pm-7:30) - Club SOCIAL TBD

* Saturday, Feb. 3rd (9am-Noon) - SPRING FORWARD DAY @ Piney Point Elementary School (8921 Pagewood, 77063)

- we have rescheduled Step Forward Day 2017 project (wiped out by Hurricane Harvey) as Spring Forward Day 2018

 

* Tuesday, ________ (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Jeff Reichman,  Civic Tech & Community - How Everyone Can Get Involved (and be a hero!)
Founder of January Advisors, a consulting firm that works on data and technology projects.
- Founder of Sketch City, a nonprofit community of 2,000+ people who advance technology and data in public decision making.
- Jeff serves on the board for the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, where he leads projects related to issues and advocacy. In 2015, he was named one of Houston’s 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal.

 
 

Skyliners and friends had a great time at our 2nd car show raising $1k+ just for hanging out laughing together in a parking lot for a couple hrs while enjoying cool cars. Thanks to Chair Dennis Mosley, 100% of proceeds will go to our Rotary Skyline Rebuilds Houston initiative serving families hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.

Thanks to corporate member Yellow Cab (brought 1927 Model A, cool jeep, and grab bags for kids), other sponsors and members that made it possible. Thanks to District 5890 Governor Bill Palko and ADG Denise Smith for visiting, and thanks to PDG Eric Liu for the loan of the sound system. And a special thank you to precious Malley for being one of our car judges and helping to hand out the trophies.

Skyliners & other District 5890 Rotarians were on hand for rescheduled game due to Hurricane Harvey. Before the game, Houston Dynamo honored Rotary as its Charity of the Match, played a brief video about Rotary's work, and presented a $750 check to District 5890 Governor Bill Palko & District 5890 Polio Plus Chair Terry Ziegler to eradicate Polio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Support Rotary Skyline's efforts by making your donation at https://www.paypal.me/rotaryskyline
 
- BIG THANKS TO ROTARY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO for their generous donation of $10,500 that was announced at our Sept. 12th meeting by their member Kristina Ruiz-Healy. WATCH VIDEO OF ANNOUNCEMENT.
 
HOW ROTARY SKYLINE IS HELPING HOUSTON RECOVER
 

In addition to the significant personal efforts of Skyliners (including mucking houses through Disaster Aid), Rotary Skyline members met on Sunday, Sept. 10 to determine what our collective response as a club, and determined that Rotary Skyline is adopting two families which we will profoundly impact the recovery of their lives. We will help meet the families' immediate needs, but will also pour into their lives connecting with the resources and walking along side them as they rebuild. We will help with housing and transportation; we will assist in parents' jobs and kids settling into new school year; Rotary Skyline will ensure at least two Houston families have every ability to more than get back on their feet!

We intend to manage the adoption as a club, but will partner with other organizations and individuals to meet the needs of our adopted families once our needs assessment is complete.

Let us know if your group, family, church, or individually would like to be a part of the redemptive story we will help write for our two adopted families!

 
Contact Information: Rotary Skyline President Sanjay Sharma (713-304-7084, rotarysanjaysharma@gmail.com)
 
 
 
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Tons and tons of photos at Facebook Photo Album
 
 
Pepperdine Houston Waves Chapter & Rotary Skyline teamed up for their 9th Annual Step Forward Day. 

We held an iWRITE Literacy Organization literacy project & handed out free books; painted tiles with Houston artist Hanh Tran & students reflecting their school and community for benches being installed at the school; zumba danced and played soccer & sidewalk games; created cards for the troops; & broke out quite the sweat ripping out & installing new plants, met media friends Chita Craft KHOU & ABC13-Miya Shay... and much more.

Big thanks to SFD Chair Melissa Williams, Co-Chair Akshay TavkarHouston Waves - Pepperdine Chapter Kristin Stromberg, and The Rotary Club of Houston Skyline PresidentKoy Murphy for making it happen.

This year's project benefited Brookline Elementary School in southeast Houston.
 
 

A VERY proud morning for The Rotary Club of Houston Skyline hosting Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran to our new Youth Soccer Field built in East End through partnership with Houston Dynamo / Dynamo Charities and Community Family Centers.

 

The project is a testimony of the profound impact organizations can have when they work together and are persistent through bumps in the road!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK TO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM PICNIC

 


 
 
Our members had a great time preparing to serve candy by serving concessions with HEART at the Rockets vs Warriors game on Halloween Eve!  Although we were a little overwhelmed at first, we were all doing so well by the fifth person that both Sanjay and Dan had friends come up to compliment them on their change in careers! We'll be serving with them again in February, so be sure to join us then!
 
The RCHS Board has approved a sponsorship that entitles 10 Skyliners (in good standing, i.e. paid dues) to attend.
 
Skyliners and friends are invited to join Meghan Lutschg & Corbett Parker, co-chairs of "Golf, Glamour & Games" taking place Friday, Sept. 18th at 7pm at Top Golf benefiting The Immunization Partnership's work reducing vaccine-preventable diseases (roughly 3 million die per year) through awareness, & increased number and timeliness of immunizations. Skyliners Michelle Bohreer (TIP Bd Mbr & Dessert Sponsor) & Vicki Brentin (fmr Bd Mbr & Event Supporter) are also very involved.
 
 
 
Thank you for your support of Big Believer Art Exhibition!
 

Rotary Skyline was the Charity Partner for Skyliners Reginald Charles Adams & Corbett Daniel Parker's Big Believer Art Exhibition that raised awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston's need for mentors & raised money to endow internships to create an alumni database. Thanks to Corporate Member Yellow Cab that underwrote the event, and to the many Skyliners that served on Host Committee or otherwise supported the event.

 

Here are media recaps of Father's Day event:

*** Isiah Carey FOX 26 =http://www.isiahfactor.com/…/celebrating-big-brothers-big-…/

 
 
 
 
 
2015 was definitely the Year of Rotary Skyline at Rotary 5890 District Conference!
 
Rotary Skyline took home the following awards:
  • Medium Club of the Year
  • Literacy Project of Year
  • Rotary Family of the Year (Luke, Michelle & Steve Bohreer)
  • Rotary Rising Star (Koy Murphy) - highest honor given to Rotarian of less than 3 years
 

Our very own Skyliner wunderkind David Eagleman is at it again...and this time you can help fund the amazing work coming out of his neuroscience lab at Baylor College of Medicine. 

"David Eagleman -- maybe the world's most famous neuroscientist, and definitely Houston's -- has an astounding proposition to make: Give his lab $5 or more, and he'll use it to expand human perception. Eagleman just launched Kickstarter campaign for VEST, the Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer -- a wearable device that, for starters, could help the deaf to hear. And potentially it could do a lot more. Asks Eagleman on the Kickstarter page: "Can brain science + several little motors + a cell phone expand the limits of our biology?" Entire Lisa Gray Houston Chronicle article about David's Kickstarter research project

 

DONATION LINK = Join us in giving David the seed money necessary to make his genius profoundly benefit others.

 

 

Saturday Sept 6th --- The thunderstorms held off, & Event Chair Koy Murphy (& husband Tom, daughter Maddy) had her 100+ volunteers in constant motion as Rotary Skyline & Houston Waves made a huge impact serving 100+ students and improving Ethel Coop Elementary School in a number of ways. Thanks to partner Houston Pepperdine Waves, JFM Services, Inc., our newly sponsored Carnegie Vanguard Interact Club, Dynamo Charities, RCHS corporate members Bohreer & Zucker LLP & Yellow Cab, Keep Houston Beautiful, Living Earth, First Books, and the many volunteers that made the day possible (including super garden man Steve Bohreer!). Coop Elementary  has 750+ students and 40 classrooms. PHOTOS

Click "MORE" for full recap below

Thanks to Event Chair Dennis Mosley and all that worked hard to help us raise $6K+ at our first Rotary Rally...while having a ton of fun. Pictures here.

 

WWW.ROTARYRALLY.COM

Saturday June 14th, from 10am to 1pm 

Cedar Creek Cafe Bar & Grill

1034 W 20th St. Houston, TX 77008

 

RALLY FLYER                               CAR SHOW ENTRANT REGISTRATION

SPONSOR LETTER                        SPONSOR REGISTRATION FORM                       

Join Rotary Skyline for our first Car Show fundraiser that is FREE to all attendees of all ages. Check out unique rides from classic Cobras, to antique taxicabs, to modern day exotics. You will also get to meet a former NASCAR driver, and community leaders. Cedar Creek offers beautiful outdoor patios to enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks!

Skyliner/Children’s Book Author Melissa Williams presented her membership slide. We learned she used to be a cartoon voice actor, MAC makeup artist, and just released her Turtletown book tour video today (See it at http://youtu.be/BfKxgrDm-ac).

RCHS President Meghan Zimmer Lutschg presented overview of last half of 2013-14 Rotary year including club socials the last Tuesday of each month (including Membership Social on Feb. 25th), All-Club Meeting on February 20 where RCHS will have at least 2 tables - $75/ticket (see E Michelle Bohreer) and RCHS’ Car Show fundraiser on June 14th (see Dennis Mosley). RCHS Service Chair Kristen Lindley provided an review of RCHS Adopt Christmas Family where we raised $1200 to brighten 2 families' holidays. Finally, a reminder was given that DUES ARE DUE!!! See RCHS Treasurer Dilanka Seimon. Get speaker requests to Corbett Parker.

Congrats to Skliners Rhonda & Reginald Adams on their successful Kickstarter campaign raising $40K+ to create the first public art project in Houston that celebrates the rich and vibrant cultural diversity. Details at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1022016592/public-art-houston

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The daylong Rotary-UN event offered a unique opportunity to learn how Rotary works with the United Nations to advance peace and improve the lives of those most in need. This year’s event at UN Headquarters in New York City and featured presentations from senior UN staff and Rotary leaders as well as panel discussions on health, water, literacy, and youth.

Skyliner D’Lisa Simmons was a special guest speaker invited to tell the story of how her Rotary career has developed since being an Ambassadorial Scholar in 1988, and enabled her to contribute actively to humanity through Rotary. Her compelling story focused on the core values that Rotary teaches and practices for the improvement of society. Her delivery from the UN podium in the General Assembly Room received a standing ovation and sustained applause.

 

Harris County Judge ed Emmett returned to Rotary Skyline to update a packed crowd on issues affecting the County from hurricane season to Astrodome options, to mental health to transportation. As is tradition at RCHS for visiting community leaders, Judge Emmett was interviewed/bantered by Corbett Parker. Following another RCHS recent tradition, Children's Book Author/Skyliner Melissa Williams presented Judge Emmett with book to sign that will be donated to local library. MORE PICS

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*Tuesday, Apr 30 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Anya Angermeier , discussing Houston Food Bank.  
*Saturday, May 4 (8:30a.m. - 1pm) District Assembly @ San Jacinto College-North (5800 Uvlade Rd, 77049). See Meghan for details.
*Tuesday, May 7 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Mario Ortiz , discussing Rotary Youth Exchange to Belgium.   
*Friday, May 10 (6pm-9pm) - SERVICE PROJECT = Volunteer at PM Pals. See Service Chair Kristen Lindley or Pres. Ovi Galvan for details. 
*Tuesday, May 14 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Harvin C. Moore, III, JD    
*Tuesday, May 21 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker __________ , discussing .   
*Tuesday, May 28 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker __________ , discussing .    
*Tuesday, June 4 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker  Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill  
*Tuesday, June 11 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.    
*Tuesday, June 18 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker __________ , discussing .   
*Tuesday, June 25 (6pm-7:30) - Installation of President Meghan Lutschg & 2013-14 Leadership with speaker Houston Mayor Annise Parker   
* Saturday, Sept. 7 (9am-1pm) - SERVICE PROJECT = STEP FORWARD DAY 2013 - Project to be announced at Kickoff Reception on July 9, 2013


 



Following United and Continental merger, they changed uniforms. Enter Skyliner Suzanne Murdock with her plan to save them from being thrown away and donated to Houstonians in need of clothing. 

Thanks to her and husband's (Clyde, a United employee) hard work the program has begun with the "Ramp Department" (about 1,00 employees that are likely to donate 10+ pieces each) but could eventually go company-wide. The clothing with then be doanted to local agencies that Skyliners have contacts or previous involvement with.  

 

 
 
 
BEING RESCHEDULED * SUNDAY, Nov. 12th (1:30pm) - SERVICE PROJECT @ Flores Home (6327 Hollow Pines Drive, 77049)
- We will be painting and knocking out other odd jobs around the Flores Family's home
- The Flores Family is 1 of 2 families we adopted as part of our Rotary Skyline Rebiulds Houston initiative.
- Contact Melissa Williams (RCHS' Liaison to Flores Family) or Stephanie Franklin (Service Chair) for details.
 
* Tuesday, Nov. 14th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Tehrrek Fitzgerald, Wealth Preservation and Bequests to Rotary
- ABOUT TEHRREK: Reached top 6% in the financial services industry in St. Louis, Missouri. Tehrrek recruited and developed a team of top advisors and helped St. Louis office become the top office in the country.  These accolades led Tehrrek to an opportunity in California, where he opened his own office of advisors in Santa Monica and finished his first year as the top 1st year office within his company and broker dealer.  After selling his company, Tehrrek was recruited to Houston, Texas to rebuild and grow the flagship office of AIG, the largest insurance carrier in the world.  Within 9 months, he was able to take the Houston office’s nationwide company rankings from 33rd to 3rd. In February of 2016, Tehrrek created The Fitzpatrick Group, a firm that focuses on training advisors to excel in their knowledge of tax diversification and legacy planning, educating clients on tax principles and introducing them to top tier products. The Fitzpatrick Group has grown to more than 25 advisors throughout Houston, with a primary office in the Galleria off San Felipe. They are in the process of opening offices in the Woodlands, Sugarland, and Katy, and plan to expand to California and Colorado in the coming years.
 
* Tuesday, Nov. 21st (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Nov. 28th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Megan Eddings, 7 Secrets to Startup Success
- Are you ready to ignite your passion? Ready to turn your ambition into action? Megan will educate on what it means to take the leap into launching your own business!
- ABOUT MEGAN: Founder/CEO of Accel Lifestyle, with a lofty, but sustainable goal: to create fashionable fitness apparel (for men and women) that keeps you smelling fresh, all while being socially conscious. Co-Founder of Fitness in the Loop; Fitness and Fashion Entrepreneur; Nationally Recognized Sales Executive; Positivity Enthusiast; and Chemistry Background
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 5th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 12th (6pm-7:30) - Club SERVICE PROJECT TBD
 
* Sunday, Dec. 17th (6pm-7:30) - Club  CHRISTMAS PARTY @ Home of Julie & Akshay Tavkar
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 19th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Dec. 26th (6pm-7:30) - NO Club Meeting DUE TO CHRISTMAS
 
* Tuesday, Jan 2nd (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
 
* Tuesday, Jan 9th (6pm-7:30) - Club SERVICE PROJECT TBD
 
* Tuesday, Jan 16th (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Joy Vonk "Stories from Casa Clinic: #TrailerTalk"
- ABOUT JOY: Joy Vonk is a clinician and clinical manager at Casa El Buen Samaritano. Casa, or “home”, is a free charity clinic in southwest Houston providing faith-based healthcare to the low-income and uninsured. She received a B.S. degree in both Biological Sciences Nutrition and Animal Sciences before pursuing her M.S. degree through Baylor College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program.

After working six years in commercialized medicine, Joy is working in urban missions setting where she is able to deliver medical services with spiritual counseling to the disadvantaged populations of Houston, provide whole-person health care – body, soul, and spirit. At Casa she sees and treats patients, oversees patient and volunteer scheduling, manages clinical operations, assists in grant writing and is active in outreach to partnering organizations."

* Tuesday, Jan 23rd (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker TBD

* Tuesday, Jan 30th (6pm-7:30) - Club SOCIAL TBD

* Saturday, Feb. 3rd (9am-Noon) - SPRING FORWARD DAY @ Piney Point Elementary School (8921 Pagewood, 77063)

- we have rescheduled Step Forward Day 2017 project (wiped out by Hurricane Harvey) as Spring Forward Day 2018

 

* Tuesday, ________ (6pm-7:30) - Club Meeting with Speaker Jeff Reichman,  Civic Tech & Community - How Everyone Can Get Involved (and be a hero!)
Founder of January Advisors, a consulting firm that works on data and technology projects.
- Founder of Sketch City, a nonprofit community of 2,000+ people who advance technology and data in public decision making.
- Jeff serves on the board for the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area, where he leads projects related to issues and advocacy. In 2015, he was named one of Houston’s 40 Under 40 by the Houston Business Journal.

 
 

Skyliners and friends had a great time at our 2nd car show raising $1k+ just for hanging out laughing together in a parking lot for a couple hrs while enjoying cool cars. Thanks to Chair Dennis Mosley, 100% of proceeds will go to our Rotary Skyline Rebuilds Houston initiative serving families hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.

Thanks to corporate member Yellow Cab (brought 1927 Model A, cool jeep, and grab bags for kids), other sponsors and members that made it possible. Thanks to District 5890 Governor Bill Palko and ADG Denise Smith for visiting, and thanks to PDG Eric Liu for the loan of the sound system. And a special thank you to precious Malley for being one of our car judges and helping to hand out the trophies.

Skyliners & other District 5890 Rotarians were on hand for rescheduled game due to Hurricane Harvey. Before the game, Houston Dynamo honored Rotary as its Charity of the Match, played a brief video about Rotary's work, and presented a $750 check to District 5890 Governor Bill Palko & District 5890 Polio Plus Chair Terry Ziegler to eradicate Polio.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Support Rotary Skyline's efforts by making your donation at https://www.paypal.me/rotaryskyline
 
- BIG THANKS TO ROTARY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO for their generous donation of $10,500 that was announced at our Sept. 12th meeting by their member Kristina Ruiz-Healy. WATCH VIDEO OF ANNOUNCEMENT.
 
HOW ROTARY SKYLINE IS HELPING HOUSTON RECOVER
 

In addition to the significant personal efforts of Skyliners (including mucking houses through Disaster Aid), Rotary Skyline members met on Sunday, Sept. 10 to determine what our collective response as a club, and determined that Rotary Skyline is adopting two families which we will profoundly impact the recovery of their lives. We will help meet the families' immediate needs, but will also pour into their lives connecting with the resources and walking along side them as they rebuild. We will help with housing and transportation; we will assist in parents' jobs and kids settling into new school year; Rotary Skyline will ensure at least two Houston families have every ability to more than get back on their feet!

We intend to manage the adoption as a club, but will partner with other organizations and individuals to meet the needs of our adopted families once our needs assessment is complete.

Let us know if your group, family, church, or individually would like to be a part of the redemptive story we will help write for our two adopted families!

 
Contact Information: Rotary Skyline President Sanjay Sharma (713-304-7084, rotarysanjaysharma@gmail.com)
 
 
 
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Tons and tons of photos at Facebook Photo Album
 
 
Pepperdine Houston Waves Chapter & Rotary Skyline teamed up for their 9th Annual Step Forward Day. 

We held an iWRITE Literacy Organization literacy project & handed out free books; painted tiles with Houston artist Hanh Tran & students reflecting their school and community for benches being installed at the school; zumba danced and played soccer & sidewalk games; created cards for the troops; & broke out quite the sweat ripping out & installing new plants, met media friends Chita Craft KHOU & ABC13-Miya Shay... and much more.

Big thanks to SFD Chair Melissa Williams, Co-Chair Akshay TavkarHouston Waves - Pepperdine Chapter Kristin Stromberg, and The Rotary Club of Houston Skyline PresidentKoy Murphy for making it happen.

This year's project benefited Brookline Elementary School in southeast Houston.
 
 

A VERY proud morning for The Rotary Club of Houston Skyline hosting Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran to our new Youth Soccer Field built in East End through partnership with Houston Dynamo / Dynamo Charities and Community Family Centers.

 

The project is a testimony of the profound impact organizations can have when they work together and are persistent through bumps in the road!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK TO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM PICNIC

 


 
 
Our members had a great time preparing to serve candy by serving concessions with HEART at the Rockets vs Warriors game on Halloween Eve!  Although we were a little overwhelmed at first, we were all doing so well by the fifth person that both Sanjay and Dan had friends come up to compliment them on their change in careers! We'll be serving with them again in February, so be sure to join us then!
 
The RCHS Board has approved a sponsorship that entitles 10 Skyliners (in good standing, i.e. paid dues) to attend.
 
Skyliners and friends are invited to join Meghan Lutschg & Corbett Parker, co-chairs of "Golf, Glamour & Games" taking place Friday, Sept. 18th at 7pm at Top Golf benefiting The Immunization Partnership's work reducing vaccine-preventable diseases (roughly 3 million die per year) through awareness, & increased number and timeliness of immunizations. Skyliners Michelle Bohreer (TIP Bd Mbr & Dessert Sponsor) & Vicki Brentin (fmr Bd Mbr & Event Supporter) are also very involved.
 
 
 
Thank you for your support of Big Believer Art Exhibition!
 

Rotary Skyline was the Charity Partner for Skyliners Reginald Charles Adams & Corbett Daniel Parker's Big Believer Art Exhibition that raised awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston's need for mentors & raised money to endow internships to create an alumni database. Thanks to Corporate Member Yellow Cab that underwrote the event, and to the many Skyliners that served on Host Committee or otherwise supported the event.

 

Here are media recaps of Father's Day event:

*** Isiah Carey FOX 26 =http://www.isiahfactor.com/…/celebrating-big-brothers-big-…/

 
 
 
 
 
2015 was definitely the Year of Rotary Skyline at Rotary 5890 District Conference!
 
Rotary Skyline took home the following awards:
  • Medium Club of the Year
  • Literacy Project of Year
  • Rotary Family of the Year (Luke, Michelle & Steve Bohreer)
  • Rotary Rising Star (Koy Murphy) - highest honor given to Rotarian of less than 3 years
 

Our very own Skyliner wunderkind David Eagleman is at it again...and this time you can help fund the amazing work coming out of his neuroscience lab at Baylor College of Medicine. 

"David Eagleman -- maybe the world's most famous neuroscientist, and definitely Houston's -- has an astounding proposition to make: Give his lab $5 or more, and he'll use it to expand human perception. Eagleman just launched Kickstarter campaign for VEST, the Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer -- a wearable device that, for starters, could help the deaf to hear. And potentially it could do a lot more. Asks Eagleman on the Kickstarter page: "Can brain science + several little motors + a cell phone expand the limits of our biology?" Entire Lisa Gray Houston Chronicle article about David's Kickstarter research project

 

DONATION LINK = Join us in giving David the seed money necessary to make his genius profoundly benefit others.

 

 

Saturday Sept 6th --- The thunderstorms held off, & Event Chair Koy Murphy (& husband Tom, daughter Maddy) had her 100+ volunteers in constant motion as Rotary Skyline & Houston Waves made a huge impact serving 100+ students and improving Ethel Coop Elementary School in a number of ways. Thanks to partner Houston Pepperdine Waves, JFM Services, Inc., our newly sponsored Carnegie Vanguard Interact Club, Dynamo Charities, RCHS corporate members Bohreer & Zucker LLP & Yellow Cab, Keep Houston Beautiful, Living Earth, First Books, and the many volunteers that made the day possible (including super garden man Steve Bohreer!). Coop Elementary  has 750+ students and 40 classrooms. PHOTOS

Click "MORE" for full recap below

Thanks to Event Chair Dennis Mosley and all that worked hard to help us raise $6K+ at our first Rotary Rally...while having a ton of fun. Pictures here.

 

WWW.ROTARYRALLY.COM

Saturday June 14th, from 10am to 1pm 

Cedar Creek Cafe Bar & Grill

1034 W 20th St. Houston, TX 77008

 

RALLY FLYER                               CAR SHOW ENTRANT REGISTRATION

SPONSOR LETTER                        SPONSOR REGISTRATION FORM                       

Join Rotary Skyline for our first Car Show fundraiser that is FREE to all attendees of all ages. Check out unique rides from classic Cobras, to antique taxicabs, to modern day exotics. You will also get to meet a former NASCAR driver, and community leaders. Cedar Creek offers beautiful outdoor patios to enjoy delicious food and refreshing drinks!

Skyliner/Children’s Book Author Melissa Williams presented her membership slide. We learned she used to be a cartoon voice actor, MAC makeup artist, and just released her Turtletown book tour video today (See it at http://youtu.be/BfKxgrDm-ac).

RCHS President Meghan Zimmer Lutschg presented overview of last half of 2013-14 Rotary year including club socials the last Tuesday of each month (including Membership Social on Feb. 25th), All-Club Meeting on February 20 where RCHS will have at least 2 tables - $75/ticket (see E Michelle Bohreer) and RCHS’ Car Show fundraiser on June 14th (see Dennis Mosley). RCHS Service Chair Kristen Lindley provided an review of RCHS Adopt Christmas Family where we raised $1200 to brighten 2 families' holidays. Finally, a reminder was given that DUES ARE DUE!!! See RCHS Treasurer Dilanka Seimon. Get speaker requests to Corbett Parker.

Congrats to Skliners Rhonda & Reginald Adams on their successful Kickstarter campaign raising $40K+ to create the first public art project in Houston that celebrates the rich and vibrant cultural diversity. Details at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1022016592/public-art-houston

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The daylong Rotary-UN event offered a unique opportunity to learn how Rotary works with the United Nations to advance peace and improve the lives of those most in need. This year’s event at UN Headquarters in New York City and featured presentations from senior UN staff and Rotary leaders as well as panel discussions on health, water, literacy, and youth.

Skyliner D’Lisa Simmons was a special guest speaker invited to tell the story of how her Rotary career has developed since being an Ambassadorial Scholar in 1988, and enabled her to contribute actively to humanity through Rotary. Her compelling story focused on the core values that Rotary teaches and practices for the improvement of society. Her delivery from the UN podium in the General Assembly Room received a standing ovation and sustained applause.

 

Harris County Judge ed Emmett returned to Rotary Skyline to update a packed crowd on issues affecting the County from hurricane season to Astrodome options, to mental health to transportation. As is tradition at RCHS for visiting community leaders, Judge Emmett was interviewed/bantered by Corbett Parker. Following another RCHS recent tradition, Children's Book Author/Skyliner Melissa Williams presented Judge Emmett with book to sign that will be donated to local library. MORE PICS

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*Tuesday, Apr 30 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Anya Angermeier , discussing Houston Food Bank.  
*Saturday, May 4 (8:30a.m. - 1pm) District Assembly @ San Jacinto College-North (5800 Uvlade Rd, 77049). See Meghan for details.
*Tuesday, May 7 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Mario Ortiz , discussing Rotary Youth Exchange to Belgium.   
*Friday, May 10 (6pm-9pm) - SERVICE PROJECT = Volunteer at PM Pals. See Service Chair Kristen Lindley or Pres. Ovi Galvan for details. 
*Tuesday, May 14 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Harvin C. Moore, III, JD    
*Tuesday, May 21 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker __________ , discussing .   
*Tuesday, May 28 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker __________ , discussing .    
*Tuesday, June 4 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker  Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill  
*Tuesday, June 11 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.    
*Tuesday, June 18 (6pm-7:30) - Regular Club Meeting with speaker __________ , discussing .   
*Tuesday, June 25 (6pm-7:30) - Installation of President Meghan Lutschg & 2013-14 Leadership with speaker Houston Mayor Annise Parker   
* Saturday, Sept. 7 (9am-1pm) - SERVICE PROJECT = STEP FORWARD DAY 2013 - Project to be announced at Kickoff Reception on July 9, 2013


 



Following United and Continental merger, they changed uniforms. Enter Skyliner Suzanne Murdock with her plan to save them from being thrown away and donated to Houstonians in need of clothing. 

Thanks to her and husband's (Clyde, a United employee) hard work the program has begun with the "Ramp Department" (about 1,00 employees that are likely to donate 10+ pieces each) but could eventually go company-wide. The clothing with then be doanted to local agencies that Skyliners have contacts or previous involvement with.  

 

 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Membership Chair
Director - At Large
Director - At Large
Director - At Large
Foundation Chair
 
 

CLICK HERE FOR 100-SLIDE OVERVIEW OF WHAT RCHS HAS DONE

 

We meet each Tuesday from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in Downtown Houston

43rd Floor Bar & Lounge atop the Wedge Bldg at 1415 Louisiana St, 77002 (Parking is FREE, as is first drink for first time visitors)

Contact Club President Sanjay Sharma at rotarysanjaysharma@gmail.com or 713-304-7084

 

 
 
 
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Club Meeting with Speaker TBD
Nov 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Megan Eddings
Nov 28, 2017 6:00 PM
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