Rotary Club of Houston Heights
We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
1330 Wirt RoadHouston, TX 77055United States
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
DG Chris presented the award at the 2013 District 5890 Conference April 20. Heights Rotary was a partner with eight other District Clubs to build four classrooms for the Cheheltan Middle School in Kabul, Afghanistan.
See the Story below and the Photo Album for more info on this project.
On Wednesday, February 20, the Heights Rotary presented four bicycles to students of Love Elementary School. The students become eligible to receive a bike if they achieve 100% attendance for the semester. Four more bikes will be given away at the end of the school year. Heights Rotary also presents bikes to students of Harvard and Helms Elementary Schools. Thanks to Chair Gary Miller and the other Rotarians who attended this event. To see more photos, go to the Photo Gallery.
The Heights Rotary participated in an international project with eight other area Clubs to build four classrooms at the Cheheltan Middle School in Kabul, Afghanistan. Before the classrooms were built, students were holding classes outside in the sun and under tents. Girls in the morning and boys in the afternoon. The project, started by the Humble Intercontinental Club, raised over $10,000 to build and furnish the classrooms. The project was completed in October, 2012.
Check out the Photo Gallery to see pictures of the project, especially the girl holding the Heights Rotary banner.
The Knights of the Guild kicked off this year's EarlyAct FirstKnight program at Love Elementary October 18 with their Tournament of Champions. This year, the Knights were joined by "Texas Rangers" to teach the kids about chivalry and honor as well as demonstrate their knightly skills with lance and sword. I had the honor of leading the kids in reciting the Four Way Test. Throughout the year they will be studying and practicing aspects of ethical living such as Honesty, Respect, and Tolerance. According to principle Robert Chavarria, since implementation of this program last year, the students' grades have improved and disciplinary problems have decreased.
Go to Photo Albums to see photos from the event.
About 80 golfers turned out on a beautiful day, October 15, to raise money for scholarships for Heights area high school students. After lunch provided by Gahlen & Erv, the players chased around the little white ball then enjoyed a fajita dinner while tournament and door prizes were awarded. A big thanks to Darrell & Dan for chairing the tournament. And thanks to all those who sponsored, played, and volunteered to make the tournament a success.
See pictures in the Photo Albums.
The Heights Rotary held its annual book sale benefitting the Heights Library October 5. Donated books were sold to raise money for summer reading and other programs at the library. The Club raised approximately $4000 for the library. Additional funds will be coming in throughout the year from on-line book sales. Left over books were donated to the Rotary Books for the World project. Thanks to Gary Meyer & Will Otto for organizing the event.
Go to the Photo Albums for more pictures.
Every Rotarian has the privilege and obligation to seek qualified members. In this way, all club members can help their clubs achieve a full representation of the business and professional life of their community. Membership is the means to accomplish Rotary's mission and goal.
Each One, Reach One!