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Gary is married to Janice Gillen. They have two married daughters and one granddaughter. Gary and Janice own and operate Gillen Pest Control in Richmond. Gary joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2001. He was named Rotarian of the Year by his club in 2003 and elected President in 2010-2011. He was an Assistant Governor from 2013-2016 and was named Assistant Governor of the Year in 2014-2015. At the District level he has been a member of the Finance Committee, several All Club Meeting Committees and District Conference Committees. He served on the Lone Star P.E.T.S. Vision Committee in 2015. Gary and Janice are both Paul Harris Fellows with Gary being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. Both daughters are also Paul Harris Fellows.


Rotary e-Club of Houston Donates 20 Tons of Food to HelpVenezuelan Refugees in Cucuta and Pamplona. Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Pilot Project Helps Alleviate Hunger and Builds Peace. The Rotary e-Club of Houston, through its Hope For Venezuelan Refugees pilot project is helping alleviate hunger and improve malnutrition among vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and ‘caminantes’ (walkers) in Cúcuta and Pamplona throughthe donation of 20 tons of Rise Against Hunger (RAH) meals. Continue reading for more details.


Three Rotary Global Grants worth over $232,000 completed in Cucuta, Colombia. We congratulate Several Rotary Clubs across District 5890 and our Global Grant Partner clubs from New Zealand, Korea, and the United States on this successful collaboration!

Each project addressed the core rotary service areas namely education, prevention and treatment of disease and maternal and child health. The projects include Five Smart virtual classrooms in each of four public schools along with two audio devices serving 3,300 students. 

Emergency equipment for the Pediatric ward of the Erasmo Meoz hospital in Cucuta. 
Medical equipment for the Gynecology ward of the Erasmo Meoz hospital. 

The host clubs on these projects were the R.C. of San Jose de Cucuta and the R.C. of Cucuta II. 

Read more for the detailed report from Bill Davis.

The Rotary District 5890 Global Grant Scholarship Committee awarded three $30,000 Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships for study towards Master’s degree for the 2019-2020 Academic Year to study abroad.  Three excellent candidates, Sammy Hameed; sponsored by the Rotary Club of Seabrook, David Oleson; sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brazosport and Ashley Cooney; sponsored by the Rotary Club of Humble were selected.  The Committee wishes to recognize the significant contributions to the interview process by former scholars Daniella Romero, Olivia Hernandez, and Annum Jaffer. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to all the candidates!

To hear from the candidates from past watch this YouTube video:

Global Grant Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will be available in August 2019.


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