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Posted by Dean Gladden

Speaker:  Rodney W. Eads - Chairman of the Board, Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America

Topic: "Society Needs Scouting"

Mr. Eads is currently an advisor to energy services and private equity firms, an active investor in several early stage technology companies, a Director of privately held Nautronix UK LTD, and a Director on three non-profit boards, Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America (Chairman of the Board), Boys and Girls Country, and Spindletop Charities.
Posted by Phil Hampton

Join instructor Phil Hampton on Thursday, May 8 at the Houston City Club at 11:00 am for the next Rotary 101 Class!

Rotary 101 is designed to help all members become more enlightened about Rotary, in general, and, in particular, the ways your club can remain a fountain of hope in a troubled world.  Learning about Rotary, helps you find your place in the Rotary wheel of service.  Join Paul Harris each month as he unfolds the story of Rotary.

The goal is to have fun while learning some new facts about Rotary. Each class will cover two chapters of the book A Century of Service, and will discuss important questions that enrich your understanding of the value of Rotary.

The benefits to you:
1. The chance to learn more about the history of Rotary International
2. New information about Rotary's role and service worldwide
3. The opportunity to discuss with fellow members some important issues Rotary is now facing
4. Information that will help you be a better Ambassador for the Rotary Club of Houston
5. Fun, fellowship, and a better understanding of the Rotary Club of Houston
6. A chance to graduate as a Charter Rotary 101 Graduate

Don't just belong to Rotary, Be a Rotarian!

Need more information? Have Questions?
Contact:  Phil Hampton phampton@americangearsupply.com
Posted by Brian Carr

Aaron Donald, defensive tackle from the University of Pittsburgh, has been named the 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award winner. The Rotary Club of Houston made the announcement at the event on Wednesday, December 11th, at the Wortham Center in front of a crowd of over 1,100 audience members.

“It is truly a blessing and an honor to receive such a great award,” Donald said. “I am so blessed.”

In his senior season, Donald has also been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association in addition to being named the Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner earlier this week. Donald leads the nation in tackles for loss (2.2 per game) and is currently second on the list of active career FBS sack leaders with 28.5. The All-American candidate ranks thirteenth in sacks (0.83 per game) and is tenth in forced fumbles (0.33). Donald has been named a Bednarik Award and Outland Trophy Semifinalist and Midseason All-American by CBSSports.com, ESPN.com, Phil Steele, and SI.com in addition to winning multiple national defensive player of the week honors.

For over forty years, the Rotary Lombardi Award has been presented annually to the nation’s best Division I college football lineman (offense or defense) who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi. Head coaches of NCAA FBS teams, all former winners and finalists of the Lombardi Award, and selected members of the national sports media make up the electorate that decides the award winner.

One of the few remaining stand-alone NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision collegiate awards, each year the four finalists of the Lombardi Award travel to Houston for the presentation. Earlier today, finalists made stops at Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center to visit the Front Line Kids, children who are fighting cancer here in the Houston community. Since the award’s inception, millions has been raised to help fund cancer research, public education and direct services to cancer patients through the American Cancer Society.

“Aaron is a tremendous young man and a terrific athlete. He embodies everything the Rotary Lombardi Award is about,” Rotary Lombardi Award committee chair Brian Carr said. “ We are so proud to present Aaron as the latest winner and our newest member of the Lombardi Award family.”
Posted by Lindsey Kroll

The following club members have been elected to the offices shown for the club year 2014-2015.  We extend a heartiest congratulations to each, and also our gratitude to the other candidates who offered their services to the club by standing for election.



President 2014-2015 (previously elected)
Dan Clinton

President-Elect 2014-2015 - (President 2015-2016)
Rick Slemaker

Treasurer 2014-2015 (previously elected)
Jim Behrmann

Treasurer-Elect 2014-2015
Ken Krueger

Sergeant-At-Arms 2014-2015
Elena Champagne

Directors 2014-2017
Billy Bray
Brian Carr
Mel Gross
Phil Hampton
Tom Vann

Posted by Lindsey Kroll

Click on the below link for the article about the official handover of the Pits and Spits BBQ grill honoring the four fallen HFD fire fighters.  Kingwood Rotarian Bruce Wise won the pit in a raffle and promptly donated it to the University Area club's Rotary Fire Fighters Home project.  This is really great PR, and it fits right alongside our club's projects and programs in the battle against cancer: Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International, Rotary Lombardi Award cancer fund raising, and now Rotary Fire Fighters Home (primarily a home for fire fighters undergoing cancer treatment.)  This three-pronged effort against cancer by Houston Rotarians needs to be heard.

YIRS,

Lindsey Kroll

President
Rotary Club of Houston

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/kingwood/news/kingwood-rotarian-meets-with-the-houston-fire-department-to-donate/article_ccd7e83c-a525-5678-8c0c-bef01e104163.html


In the photo of the BBQ grill notice the fire fighters helmet hanging on the stack, it is signed by JJ Watt.  The four fallen FF's are listed along the date of May 31, 2013 just above the wheels.

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Posted by Geraldine Mullins

A great time was had by all at the Installation of Officers and Directors on July 11th at Rotary House.  Welcome our new leadership Team for 2013-2014!

Officers
President - Lindsey Kroll
Treasurer - Scott McMillian
Secretary - Kathy Fenninger
Sergeant-At-Arms - Billy Bray
President-Elect - Dan Clinton
Treasurer-Elect - Jim Behrmann
Past President - Angie Jimenez

Directors
Lew Arend
Dorothy Beeler
Linda Boggess
Sasha Costa
Debbye Crofoot-Morley
Dean Gladden
Ian Hancock
Joel Levine
Richard Meek
Rick Olsen
Gerry Parker
Kelly Raley
Rick Slemaker
Tom Vann
Lisa Whitaker
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