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by Marty Clayton
Bill Griffin – May Rotarian of the Month
Program - Fall Classic - Community Service
Sugar Land Rotary Installation Dinner
May Birthdays and Anniversaries
Sugar Land Rotary Honors First-Year Teachers
Jared Jameson installed as Sugar Land Rotary President for 2012-2013
|Bill Griffin - May Rotarian of the Month|
by Jared Jameson
Congratulations to our Rotarian of the Month for April, Bill Griffin. Bill Griffin has been a member of our club since June of 1983. He is a Past President and has played a key role in almost every part of our club. Most recently he has been running our Rotary College program, introducing new members to our club and helping them to get up to speed and plugged in quickly. Bill has a perfect attendance record, following in the footsteps of his Rotarian father who also had a perfect attendance record.
Bill is also an active leader in Boy Scout Troop 919, where he has served for many years as Troop Committee Chair and as Assistant Scoutmaster. He earned his Wood Badge adult leadership award, and now heads that training program for the Sam Houston Area Council. He also volunteers at the district and area levels in numerous other activities, and he served as a volunteer at the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree.
Bill is a 1976 BBA graduate of Texas A&M University and also holds an MBA from A&M. He has been with BMC Software for 30 years and is now Director of Field Enablement. Bill and his wife Linda have six children, four boys and two girls, and four granddaughters, with a fifth due in July.
Thank you, Bill, for all you have done and are doing for Sugar Land Rotary and our community.
|Program- Fall Classic - Community Service|
by Nancy Porter
This week our meeting will focus on the upcoming
Fall Classic - A Home Run for Community Service.
by Jared Jameson
On Thursday, May 16, you are invited to a Rotary meeting to "get to know" Jess H. Jones, a most generous supporter of Houston in every way.
Rotary Club of Houston has extended an invitation to all Rotary club members to meet with them to hear author Steven Fenberg capture your interest and attention as he tells you about this remarkable man with an eighth-grade education who rose to be the second most powerful man in America. His riveting book is titled "Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism and the Common Good." Fenberg also was executive producer and writer of the national award-winning documentary "Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The Story of Jesse H. Jones," which was narrated by Walter Cronkite.
Rotary Club of Houston at
Houston City Club, off Richmond, behind the Frost Bank at Richmond and Edloe
RSVP to Geraldine Mullins, RCH Administrator, 713-973-9936 or Clubrunner
Cost for Lunch is $32.
All are welcome; Rotarians are invited to wear their club badges.
|Sugar Land Rotary Installation Dinner|
by Laura LaVigne
Sugar Land Rotary Officer Installation Dinner
Please RSVP by responding to the May 13 evite from Sugar Land Rotary.
When: Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX 77478
Gather with your fellow Sugar Land Rotarians and celebrate another successful year in Rotary. Let's thank Jared and his board for a year "well-done" and welcome Ward Pendleton and his team as we prepare to "Engage Rotary, Change Lives"!
Seated Dinner - $45 per person with cash bar
Dress - Dressy Casual
Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Stir Fried Vegetables
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Ice Water, Ice Tea, Coffee, Assorted Sodas
by Bill Griffin
Rotary College will be held on the following dates:
Wed, June 26, following regular meeting.
by Jeff Tallas PDG
May 22 Joey Wyatt/Stroke Scan
May 29 Jacqueline Irwin/ICE-Homeland Security
June 5 SL Rotary Banquet (6:30 pm at HMNS-SL, no noon meeting)
Jun 12 Fall Classic - A Home Run for Community Service
Jun 19 "What Ever Happened To..."
Jun 26 David Vince/Double Amputee Baseball Coach
Jul 10 Kristen Lindley/Ambassadorial School in Hong Kong
Jul 17 Fall Classic - A Home Run for Community Service
Jul 24 Mayor James Thompson
Jul 31 TBA
Aug 7 TBA
|May Birthdays and Anniversaries|
by Marty Clayton
Carpenter, Dean ….…May 24
Connolly, Margaret …May 21
Williams, Donnell …..May 10
Name ……….Spouse ……….Date
Elliott, Brady ….Rhea ………May 20
Finley, Scott ..…Marcie …….May 16
Griffin, Bill …...Linda ………May 12
Jarka, Shane ..…Rachel …….May 25
Pendleton, Ward ..Christine ..May 24
Rozell, Mike D. …Barbara …May 31
Name ……………..Years ……Date
Croft, DC, Stacy …..14 years ..May 01
Finley, Scott ………12 years ..May 30
Harris PDG, Steve ..36 years ..May 01
Joubert, Marvin ……6 years ..May 16
Rahim, Mitchel …...10 years ..May 01
by Jared Jameson
Sugar Land Rotary Club Officers/Directors/Chairs 2012-2013
President ................ Jared Jameson
President Elect …... Ward Pendleton
Sergeant-at-Arms ... Bob Jaros
Secretary ............... Rick Smith
Treasurer .............. Shane Jarka
Vice President …... Richard Booker
Club Service ……….... Laura LaVigne
Community Service …. Scott Finley
Vocational Service ..... Tracey Walker
International Service ... Marty Clayton
Directors at Large:
Membership Committee ... Bill Griffin, Charlie Myer, Jeff Tallas, Stuart Rimes
Public Relations ………... Nancy Porter
Rotary Foundation …….... Lerleen Hawkins
Programs - First Quarter ... Brendan Cronin
Programs - Second Quarter ... Craig DeSerf
Programs - Third Quarter …..
Programs - Fourth Quarter ... Robert Walters
Attendance Committee …... Michelle Roysters, Bob Bilski, Pat Houck
Blood Drives …... Steve Varney
Ebulletin ……….... Marty Clayton
Foundation ………. Doug Pepping
Interact …………... Steve Varney
Interact …………... Ron Rich
Rotary College …... Bill Griffin
Rotary College …... Bouche Mickey
Santa's Exchange ... Greg Pendley
Shrimpfest Co ….... Jeff Tallas
Veteran's Day ……. Hal Jay
Web Masters …….. Jair Bobys, Jim Munnell
Installation Banquet ... Laura LaVigne
Sympathy ………... Pat Houck
|Sugar Land Rotary Honors First-Year Teachers|
by Porter, Nancy
Sugar Land Rotary Honors FBISD 2013 Rookie Teachers
Sugar Land Rotary honored Fort Bend ISD’s 2013 Rookie Teachers of the Year during a Teacher Appreciation Day recognition program held at a recent Rotary meeting. Rotary has recognized exceptional first-year teachers through this recognition program for more than 17 years.
Sugar Land Rotarians welcomed the teachers and their campus administrators to the event, expressing their gratitude to these young adults as they begin their education careers. Dr. Phillys Hill, FBISD Assistant Superintendent, introduced each honoree. The rookie teachers then shared why they became a teacher and what they have enjoyed most about their first year of teaching.
Honored were: Margaret Bennett, Austin Parkway Elementary; Jennifer Culberson, Highlands Elementary; Ashley Forde, Lakeview Elementary; Kristin McNeely, Baines Middle School; Alonzo Ford, Bowie Middle School; and Lynsey Wallman, McAuliffe Middle School. They each received a gift card from the Rotary in appreciation of their outstanding efforts as first-year teachers.
Pictured at the Sugar Land Rotary teacher recognition are (from left to right): Ashley Forde, Jennifer Culberson, Margaret Bennett, Kristin McNeely, Lynsey Wallman, and Alonzo Ford.
|Jared Jameson installed as Sugar Land Rotary President for 2012-2013|
by Porter, Nancy
Jeff Tallas named as Rotarian of the Year.
Past Sugar Land Rotary president, Marshall Whichard, installed Jared Jameson as the new president for service organization for the 2012-2013 year. Jameson announced the new Rotary International theme, Peace through Service. Greg Pendley, outgoing president, presented awards to the past Board Members and Rotarians of the Month. Pendley selected Shane Jarka as Rookie Rotarian of the Year and Jeff Tallas as Rotarian of the Year.
“I’ve only been in the club for three years, and there are men and women who will stand with you. I knew I was a part of something great,” said Pendley.
Jameson is the vice president and chief investment officer for WJ Interests, a fee-only financial planning firm located in Sugar Land, Texas. He received his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Jared also is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a registered investment advisor.
Jared is active in the Fort Bend community. Before becoming Sugar Land Rotary president, he has served in numerous capacities for the club. He serves on the board of directors for the Fort Bend County Women’s Center, for which he has been president and treasurer, and for OakBend Medical Center. Jared also serves on the Sugar Land Town Square TIRZ board and Fort Bend Green. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter in Sugar Land.
“As always the lifeblood of any service club is membership, my goal this year is to grow Sugar Land so that we can better serve our community,” said Jameson.
Pictured at the Installation Dinner at Constellation Field are from left: Marshall Whichard, Greg Pendley, Jared Jameson and Jeff Tallas.