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WEST OF GREENBRIAR IN RICE VILLAGE SHOPPING AREA
HOUSTON, TX 77005
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The Rotary Club of University Area Houston's flag program, started in the spring of 2007, has been well received. Our Rotary Club places both American and Texas flags in the front yards of our subscribers and while having a beautiful flag in their yards on four patriotic holidays, our subscribers also benefit by helping our Rotary Club raise funds for our various charitable activities . Please click on the HOLIDAY FLAG PROGRAM above to go to our special flag website where you can use PayPal when ordering your flags and read about our various charitable programs.  (Note--Funds are payable to The University Area Rotary Foundation-a 501(c)3 charitable foundation.)  To download a PDF form (CLICK HERE >>)THE HOLIDAY FLAG SIGNUP FORM.  We appreciate your participation!

Posted by Jerry Harris

ImageThe Rotary Club of University Area has undertaken the great service project of assisting firefighters and first responders and their immediate families or caregivers by providing low cost, fully furnished housing (40 unit apartment complex) that is secure and accessible to The Texas Medical Center (TMC) while they are undergoing active treatment at TMC for any medical condition, particularly cancer,  that is the result of an on the job injury or resulting medical condition.  The housing will be open to firefighters and first responders throughout the United States and to foreign firefighters on a "space available" basis.  Firefighters are held in high regard worldwide for the selfless service they perform on a daily basis and deserve the support of all.  The ROTARY FIREFIGHTERS HOME IS A 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization approved by the IRS.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the IRS code.  The City of Houston, the Houston Fire Department, the Bellaire Fire Department, the Local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters , The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), The Rotary Club of New York and fellow Rotarians are going to be participants in seeing the project come to completion.  To see some of the ways you or any Rotary Club or organization can help, please see the initial write up by clicking ROTARY FIREFIGHTERS HOME .  You are welcome to print out this informational PDF and give it out to your friends and associated to help our club spread the word about this great project.  Please watch our YouTube video by CLICKING HERE .  To see more about the home and how you can help click at the top on the ROTARY FIREFIGHTERS HOME logo and just chick HERE   Thank you for your interest and help.

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Dec 18, 2013

President elect Irene Hickey delivered 7 BIG bags of toys  Wednesday 12-18-2013 to Houston Fire Station 25 (Scott St.), as part of the HFD annual toy drive.  The two firemen to whom the toys were delivered were very excited about our donation.  Apparently we were the first folks to deliver toys to this particular fire station.  They were like little kids in their excitement.  One of them said, "Wow!  We've had this Christmas Tree and now, finally, we have presents to put under it!" Great job Irene.  You showed that our Rotary Club has the Holiday spirit!

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Oct 26, 2013

OUR CLUB HELD OUR ANNUAL TAILGATE PARTY AT RICE STADIUM BENEFITING THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF HOUSTON, SEVERAL YMCA CHAPTERS AND THE CHINQUAPIN SCHOOL.  THERE WERE OVER 250 ATTENDEES ON THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER PERFECT  SATURDAY MORNING.  OUR CLUB WOULD LIKE TO THANK HEB FOOD STORES FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION AND SERVICE CORPORATION FOR THE USE OF THEIR TENT.  DICK STABELL AND SUSAN EPPS DID MOST OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THIS YEARS EVENT AND OUR CLUB THANKS THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK.  THE YOUTH FROM THE VARIOUS ATTENDING ORGANIZATIONS HAD FACE PAINTING, GOOD FOOD AND AN ENJOYABLE FOOTBALL GAME.  OF COURSE THE ROTARY FELLOWSHIP WAS ONE OF THE BEST PARTS.  CLICK TAILGATE PARTY 2013 TO SEE THIS YEARS PICTURES.

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Oct 18, 2013

OUR ROTARY FIRE FIGHTERS HOME (RFFH) KICK OFF CELEBRATION FRIDAY EVENING WAS A SUCCESSFUL EVENT.  IN ATTENDANCE WERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ROTARY CLUBS OF KINGWOOD, GALLERIA AREA, HARRISBURG, HOUSTON & UNIVERSITY AREA CLUB & FOUNDATION, THE RFFH BOARD & COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS SUSIE HOWE, CHRIS SCHNEIDER.  ALSO THERE WERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HFD COMMAND STAFF, HFD BURNED CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION-TRENT VANN, BELLAIRE FIRE CHIEF-DARRYL ANDERSON AND THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.  THE PROGRAM INCLUDED PRESENTATION OF FLAGS BY THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT (HFD) HONOR GUARD, INVOCATION BY HFD CHAPLIN GARRY BLACKMON AND THE HFD PIPES & DRUMS.  OUR EVENING MC WAS PBS AWARD WINNING ERNIE MANOUSE (A HONORARY ROTARIAN).  THE PROGRAM INCLUDED REMARKS FROM RFFH PROJECT COORDINATOR IRENE HICKEY, A  VERY SPECIAL CANCER FIGHT SURVIVER HFD CAPTAIN BONNIE RICHTER, ASST.FIRE CHIEF THOMAS MUNOZ, ROTARY PAST GOVERNOR CHRIS SCHNEIDER, ROTARIAN RFFH CHAIRMAN PHIL CEZEAUX AND EVENT CHAIR SONYA HEATH.  A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE LOCAL AMERICAN RED CROSS, XEROX CORP, CLAMPITT PAPER, GURROLA REPROGRAPHICS, TWIN PEAKS, BEAVER'S ICE HOUSE AND SAM'S CLUB FOR PROVING LOCATION, PROGRAMS, PAPER, BEVERAGES AND FOOD.  BEFORE AND AFTER THE PROGRAM CONVERSATION AND FELLOWSHIP WAS HAD BY ALL.  THE LADIES PARTICULARLY LIKED THE PERSONALLY SIGNED FIRE FIGHTER'S CALENDERS. 

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Oct 06, 2013

SUNDAY EVENING AT ART & OLGA BAUTISTA'S CASA OUR CLUB HAD A ROTARY FIRE FIGHTERS HOME PIT TEST.  THE PIT & THE COOKS CAME TROUGH WITH FLYING AND TASTY ACCOLADES.  THE FOOD AND  ROTARY FELLOWSHIP WERE GREAT.  SOME ROTARIANS WHO HAVE BEEN MIA WERE THERE AS WELL AS CURRENT & PAST DISTRICT OFFICERS. CINDY WITH HELP FROM SONYA & IRENE LEAD US TO ANOTHER GREAT CLUB OUTING.  TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOS CLICK ROTARY FFH BAR-B-QUE PIT TEST

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Posted by Jerry Harris

THE GREAT NEWS WAS THAT XEROX GRANTED IRENE HICKEY A 6 MONTH LEAVE WITH FULL BENEFITS (LIKE PAY) TO WORK FULL TIME ON OUR ROTARY FIRE FIGHTER'S HOME PROJECT TO PROVIDE A HOME AWAY FROM HOME TO FIREFIGHTERS COMING TO MD ANDERSON CANCER HOSPITAL.  SHE IS ONE OF FIVE EMPLOYEES NATIONALLY AND THE ONLY WOMEN THAT XEROX GRANTED THIS WONDERFUL BENEFIT.  SHE WAS PROVIDED A PR TEAM COURTESY OF XEROX TO HELP US GET THE WORD OUT.  THE FIRE FIGHTER'S HOME WILL PROVIDE THE FIRE FIGHTERS WITH A QUALITY PLACE TO STAY AT A VERY LOW COST WHILE RECEIVING CANCER TREATMENT.  HOUSING NEAR THE MEDICAL CENTER IS USUALLY EXPENSIVE AND MOST TREATMENTS TAKE WEEKS IF NOT LONGER.  MD ANDERSON CANCER HOSPITAL, THE MAYOR'S OFFICE, THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS, BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY, ARE ALL WORKING ON PARTICIPATING IN OUR PROJECT WHICH HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO THEM AT SEVERAL MEETINGS.  IRENE WORKED WITH ALL STARTING IN APRIL 2013 TO BRING THIS GREAT PROJECT FRUITION.  OUR CLUB OWES HER AND XEROX OUR GRATITUDE FOR GETTING THIS FULLY INVOLVED.

Posted by Jerry Harris on Sep 11, 2013

Nursing Scholarship Awards were presented to 3 applicants at Wednesday's club meeting.  In the photo from the left are Cindy Murphy Chair of the Scholarship Committee and this year's three recipients.   All recipients will participate the rest of the year in club activities and give us a progress report at the end of their school year. They also promised warm bed pans for Rotarians in the hospital if the need arises.

 

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Jun 26, 2013

Past District Governor Ed honored our Rotary Club by being the installing officer transferring our club's presidency from Susan Saeger to Jay Taylor.  Junior Past President Susan passed the long time president's pin to President Jay and he presented her a Past President's pin along with a plaque honoring her year of service.  Congratulations to both and thanks to the PDG Ed for his help in making this a smooth transition.  

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Mar 10, 2013

Event chair, Alice Hasting-James led our group of Rotarians including our club President Susan to work the phone bank at the Channel 8 Telethon.  We were there for 4 hours and took more pledges than Channel 8 had originally anticipated.  It was a worthy service project and a great time was had by  all.

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Mar 14, 2013

Christian Pelz, was our Rotary Youth Exchange student 2003/04.  Christian, now age 25, is now the principal Cellist with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.  Christian credits his year here at High School for Visual and Performing Arts to his decision to become what he clearly has become.
To see him playing his music CLICK HERE.

Posted by Jerry Harris on Mar 02, 2013

Our club meet out west of Tomball to help paint a home at the Boy's & Girl's Country College Campus.  It was a bright cool morning and we were given grey paint for the home.  It looked great until we were told the the grey was for the trim and the white was for the trim.  It really looked better the way it was done.  The ladies form Duchesne Academy and our Lamar Interact Club were present along with some other volunteers.  As usual, Susan Epps, provided great food for all.  This was another meaningful service project.  To see photos of this event click B & G Country Paint Day


Posted by Jerry Harris on Jan 23, 2013

OUR ROTARY CLUB FOR YEARS HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL ROTARY INTERNATIONAL RECOGNIZED CLUB.  WITH THE HELP OF THEIR SPONSOR, MRS. DAWN FOY, THEIR PRESIDENT AUSTIN RUIZ AND THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBERS IT HAS FINALLY BECOME A REALITY.  ROTARY DISTRICT 5890 GOVERNOR CHRIS SCHNEIDER PRESENTED THEIR CURRENT PRESIDENT AUSTIN RUIZ THEIR CHARTER.  INTERACT DISTRICT 5890 GOVERNOR GARRETT KNEESE SPOKE TO THE GROUP ABOUT THE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THEY WILL HAVE IN INTERACT AND AT INTERACT FUNCTIONS.  WE PRESENTED THEM THEIR CLUB BANNER, A 4-WAY TEST BANNER, BELL, PINS AND MEMBERSHIP CARDS.  PRESENT FROM OUR CLUB WERE JERRY HARRIS, CINDY MURPHY (INTERACT CO-CHAIRS), PHIL CEZEAUX, JAY TAYLOR & JIM CRAIG.  ALSO DISTRICT 5890 YOUTH CHAIRS TOMMIE & CHARLIE BUSCEMI SPOKE TO THE INTERACTORS.  EVERYONE ENJOYED THE AFTERNOON.  LAMAR WILL BE A VERY ACTIVE CLUB.Image

Posted by Jerry Harris on Jan 19, 2013

SATURDAY EVENING OUR CLUB HAD A GREAT 2013 KICKOFF PARTY AT LUCY'S CLUBHOUSE.  IT WAS A FUN EVENING AND HOMERO'S FIREHOUSE TACO TRUCK PROVIDED SOME DELICIOUS MEXICAN FOOD.  TO SEE PHOTOS CLICK HERE 2013 KICKOFF PARTY

Posted by Jerry Harris on Dec 08, 2012

Members of our Rotary Club met Saturday morning to build 4 garden plots,at the Santa Maria Hostel which is dedicated the helping women with abuse and drug problems.  The weather was perfect short sleeve temperatures and the work was completed by 11:00 AM.  Dr. Manu Sharma ( our Wednesday speaker), two of our nurse scholarship recipients and fellow Rotarians moved and placed cinder blocks and lots of dirt.  As usual, snacks were  provided by Susan Epps.  We are getting good at the building of these type of above ground gardens thanks to the leadership of Wayne Shull.  As a note to him, he should always pick out days with such great weather.  Click on the Santa Maria album on the tight side of the page to view the pictures or just click GARDEN PICTURESImage

Posted by Jerry Harris on Nov 17, 2012

SATURDAY WAS A GREAT FOOTBALL DAY.  THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT!  THE KIDS FROM THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, THE YMCA AND THE CHINQUAPIN SCHOOL REALLY ENJOYED THE FACE PAINTING, THE TATTOS, THE HOT DOGS WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS AND A GREAT FOOTBALL GAME WHERE RICE SOUNDLY DEFEATED  THE SMU MUSTANGS 36 TO 14.  WHAT A WELL BEHAVED BUNCH OF KIDS.  OUR CLUB WISHES TO THANK OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN:  H.E.B FOOD STORES FOR THE FOOD (EXCEPT THE GREAT DESERTS MADE BY SUSAN EPPS), GEO H LEWIS FUNERAL DIRECTORS FOR THE TENT, THE RICE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT FOR THE TICKETS AND OUR MANY HELPERS FROM DUCHESNE  ACADEMY, ST. THOMAS AND LAMAR HIGH SCHOOLS AND  OUR FELLOW ROTARIANS WHO CAME OUT TO HELP SERVE AND MAKE THIS EVENT COME OFF SMOOTHLY.  OUR CHIEF COOK, JIM MORES, AND HIS LAST BATCH CAJUN DOGS WERE LARAPIN.   I PERSONALLY WISH TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO DID THE HEAVY LIFTING AND FETCHING WHILE I AM RECOVERING FROM KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY.  IT WAS GREAT TO SEE ALL OF THE HELPERS AND WE ALL ENJOYED THE ROTARY FELLOWSHIP.   TO VIEW PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT CLICK ON THE ALBUM  TAILGATE 11-17-2012 ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE OR JUST CLICK TAILGATE PARTY PHOTOS

Posted by Jerry Harris on Sep 28, 2012

After a great All Club meting our club was host Friday morning to RI President Tanaka at the Houston Fire Department. President Tanaka was very interested in the international work our club and particularly Past President Art Bautista have accomplished in arranging the donation and transfer of fire fighting equipment and firetrucks to Tampico, Mexico. Houston Fire Chief Garrison, who went to Japan on a Rotary exchange program, was also there to welcome him and to show him around the facility.  President Tanaka was the District Governor when Chief Garrison was in Japan.  It was a wonderful event and all present enjoyed the Rotary fellowship and the unique opportunity to speak directly with the Rotary International President.  Thank you for your time Mr. President.

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Posted by Jerry Harris on Aug 04, 2012

ImageA GROUP OF FELLOW RCUAH ROTARIANS SPENT SATURDAY MORNING BUILDING GARDEN PLOTS OUT OF CINDER BLOCKS AND FILLING THEM WITH DIRT AND MULCH.  IT WAS SLIGHTLY WARM BUT WITH LOTS OF DRINKS AND FOOD ARRANGED BY SUSAN EPPS WE MADE IT THROUGH THE MORNING.  THE VEGETABLES THAT ARE GROWING THERE NOW ARE GETTING LARGE,  THERE WAS SOME BEANS THAT WERE NEARLY 18" LONG.  MITCHELL LOU LED THE DISCUSSION ON HOW TO PREPARE SUCH A VEGETABLE.  A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.
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Posted by Jerry Harris on Apr 28, 2012

Saturday morning a few brave Rotarians representing our club met at 7:00 AM at the HFD warehouse on Dart Street and received an 18 wheeler's load of out of service but still in working condition firefighting equipment.  This will be sent via our sister club in Tampico, Mexico to be presented to the Tampico firefighters.  The City of Tampico is a Sister City with Houston.  Afterwards, our group met at the Avenue Grill for a great breakfast.  Rotary Service Above Self and fellowship was enjoyed by all.

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As provided by Dick Ferley, the table below shows the history of our club's long-running nursing scholarship program:

1960                2 scholarships @ $150 each

1961 - 1978      Unknown number per year @ $150-250

1979 - 1983      8 scholarships per year @ $250

1984 - 1989      4 scholarships per year @ $750

1990 - 2000      Unknown number @ $750 - 1,500

2001                4 scholarships @ $1500

2002 - 2004      4 scholarships per year @ $2000

2005 - 2006      6 scholarships per year @ $2000

2007 -2009       8 scholarships per year @ $2000

2010                 5 scholarships @ $2000

2011                3 scholarships @ $2000

2012                3 scholarships @ $2000

2013                3 scholarships @ $2000

SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, THE ROTARY CLUB OF UNIVERSITY AREA HOUSTON HAS PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY $220,000 IN AWARDS.

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