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Houston City Club, 1 City Club Drive
Houston, TX 77046
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Posted by Dan Clinton

The Rotary Club of Houston is a group of business leaders working together collaboratively to impact positive change in our community and around the world, operating consistently with Rotary's motto of Service Above Self. Some of our service projects include:

Rotary Lombardi Award presented to the Outstanding College Lineman of the Year. This is a fund-raising event benefitting cancer research.

Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award presented to someone in Houston who exhibits high ideals, leadership and philanthropy. The funds raised support the club’s on-going service activities.

Camp Enterprise is an annual activity that introduces business and business ethics to 75 high school juniors.  The funds for this event are raised with an annual golf tournament.

Burnett Bayland Outreach has delivered personal support and mentoring to at-risk children at the county run resident.

The club also works actively in many other areas including mentoring elementary school youth, giving assistance to ex-offenders, and international projects, including Polio Plus.

 

Posted by Dan Clinton

With each order you place online, you can choose to have Breen's Florist make a donation to the Rotary Club of Houston. Simply select the "Helping Hands" pull down menu on the order form and choose "Rotary Club" when sending flowers across town or even around the world.

CLICK HERE to place your order!

Posted by Kathy Fenninger

Who are Warren Buffet, Bill and Melinda Gates, and John and Laura Arnold?
All billionaires who have signed The Giving Pledge -  a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.  In the words of John and Laura: “We view our wealth …. as an instrument to effect positive and transformative change.” The Laura and John Arnold Foundation has already given away $1.5 billion. But is it easier to make a billion or give it away? Come hear the answer directly from John, our Houston 40 year old billionaire.

Speaker: John Arnold -  Founder, Centaurus Capital, LP & Founder and Co-Chair, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Topic:  "Is it Harder to Make Money or Give it Away?"

John Arnold is founder of Centaurus Capital, LP and founder and Co-Chair of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF).  LJAF’s core objective is to produce substantial, widespread and lasting reforms that will maximize opportunities and minimize injustice in our society.  LJAF’s strategy is to systematically examine areas of society in which barriers to human progress and achievement exist, and to then apply a rigorous, comprehensive and entrepreneurial approach to these areas, considering all possible strategies, tactics and resource levels and teams (including existing players) to effect solutions.  LJAF’s current areas of focus include criminal justice, public accountability initiatives, research integrity and education.

Until 2012, Mr. Arnold was founder and CEO of Centaurus Energy, a hedge fund primarily focused on trading energy commodities.  Prior to founding Centaurus, he held various positions within Enron’s Wholesale Division, including Head of Natural Gas Derivatives.  In May 2012, Mr. Arnold announced his retirement from Centaurus Energy and his intention to wind down the fund.

Mr. Arnold holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University (1995).  He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Vanderbilt University.  He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and three children.

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Rotarians $28.00 each
Non-Rotarians $32.00 each
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Time
11:30 am Networking/Social
12:00 noon Meeting Begins
1:00 pm Adjourn

Location
Houston City Club
1 City Club Drive
Houston, TX 77046

Posted by Phil Hampton

Join instructor Phil Hampton on Thursday, September 11 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 Dan Clinton

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
 

FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Posted by Dan Clinton

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions: "Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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Meetings & Events
Public Health Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Sep 04, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: John Arnold - Founder, Centaurus Capital Houston City Club
Sep 04, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Rotary Lombardi Award Committee Meeting American Cancer Society
Sep 04, 2014 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Rotary 101 Houston City Club
Sep 11, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Speaker: Pauline M. Vaillancourt Rosenau - Professor, School of Public Health University of Texas Houston City Club
Sep 11, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Rotary House Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Speaker: Edward M. Emmett - Harris County Judge Houston City Club
Sep 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Camp Enterprise Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Sep 25, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotary Lombardi Award Committee Meeting American Cancer Society
Sep 25, 2014 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Wine Tasting Sep 26, 2014
Public Health Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Oct 02, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotary 101 Houston City Club
Oct 09, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotary Casino Night & Fundraiser Junior League of Houston
Oct 11, 2014
Rotary House Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Oct 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Fresh Start Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Oct 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Camp Enterprise Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Oct 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotary Lombardi Award Committee Meeting American Cancer Society
Oct 23, 2014 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Public Health Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Nov 06, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rotary House Committee Meeting Houston City Club
Nov 20, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Rotary Lombardi Award Committee Meeting American Cancer Society
Nov 20, 2014 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Uptown Tree Lighting on Post Oak Lane Nov 27, 2014
Radio City Rockettes Holiday Celebration Dec 18, 2014
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