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Humble Rotary

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and Rotary every Wednesday at noon.

Humble Civic Center
8233 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, TX  77338
United States
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Rotarians Making A Difference.
Pictured from left to right are Kelly Paul, Ryan Curry and Skip Curry.
The Rotary Family extends from Steamboat Colorado to the Rotary Club of Humble. The pieces of the puzzle that created a gift of $25,000 are: Humble Rotarian Ship Curry, a Past President and frequent visitor of Steamboat Rotary, Ryan Curry Skips son and a member of Steamboat Rotary; fellow employees of Planet Ford, Humble Rotarian Kelly Paull  and Steamboat Rotarian John Senter;; add one Steamboat Rotary President "Steve Sehnert.
There are two parts to the funds raised: Steamboat Rotary agreed to a match of funds from membership up to $5,000? Which was raised. Add in the generous contribution of Rex’s Family Restaurants of a portion of their sales from 9,5 to 9,12, the same period of time of the matching membership funds. Rotarians will man gift stations each evening at the restaurants.The amount raised to this date is $ 25,000.
Rotarians Making a Difference

Presidential message

Ian H.S. Riseley - Rotary International President-elect 2016-17

Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

September 2017

One of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. Whether you're heading into a breakout session, exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you'll meet people from every corner of the world, in all kinds of national attire, speaking just about every language. It's a lot of fun, and it's a big part of what makes Rotary great: that we can be so different and still find ourselves so at home together.
That spirit of warm community that is so central to Rotary also defines Toronto, our host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention. Toronto is one of my favorite cities. It's a place where half the population is from another country, where over 140 languages are spoken by 2.8 million residents, and where no one ever seems to be too busy to be helpful. In addition to being clean, safe, and friendly, Toronto is a wonderful place to visit, with its attractive Lake Ontario waterfront, great restaurants, one-of-a-kind museums, and interesting neighborhoods to explore.
The 2018 convention already promises to be one of our best ever. Our Convention Committee and Host Organization Committee are hard at work lining up inspiring speakers, great entertainment, fascinating breakout sessions, and a wide variety of activities across the city. There will be something for everyone in Toronto, and Juliet and I encourage you to do what we'll be doing – bring your families along for the fun. If you plan early, your convention experience will be even more affordable: The deadline for discounted early registration (there is an additional discount for registering online) is 15 December.
As much as Toronto offers to Rotarians, the true draw is, of course, the convention itself. It's a once-a-year opportunity to recharge your Rotary batteries, to see what the rest of the Rotary world is up to, and to find inspiration for the year ahead. Find out more at – and find Inspiration Around Every Corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto.
A Salute from Sgt. Hog
August has come and gone.  And she hit our District and the Great State of Texas hard with Hurricane Harvey.  My prayers and thoughts are with all in our Rotary family that suffered damage from Harvey.  September is challenging our resolve to recover from Harvey.   And the resolve of Rotarians has never been stronger.  I’ve seen our clubs and our Rotarians stand up to the challenge.  Harvey knocked us down, but not out.  We’re back on our feet...

Sergeant Hog's D5890 Mail Call

DG Bill Palko is pleased to release a monthly newsletter with the latest and greatest happening in our District.  Stories and events from your club can be shared with Bill Davis.  Comments can be sent to Jennifer Mutchler.  Bill Davis is D5890's International Services Chair and a Rotary Cadre Technical Adviser for the Rotary Foundation.  Jennifer is a former Global Scholar from Corpus Christi to Chile, sponsored by District 5930. They are co-editors of this newsletter and are both of the Humble Rotary Club. Please submit stories about your club that you think would of interest to other Rotarians to Bill Davis by the end of each month.

A product of the RFE to Colombia a couple of years ago was the offer at that time from Homero Ponce Lopez, retired Captain of the HFD and now Rotarian of the University Area RC to offer a training class to firemen in Colombia. The Humble RC’s International Service Committee took his idea and suggestion and made it a reality in cooperation with the University Area RC and the Subachoque RC (a city in Colombia) and we brought to Colombia 3 instructors of the HFD. We donated two airline tickets and were the general coordinator, a business in Colombia, Inversiones Delrio, donated the third airline ticket. The Subachoque RC provided the lodging, meals and local transportation. Also the Subachoque club worked with the fire departments of five (5) small rural towns near Bogota by selecting the thirty (30) firemen that came for training. This particular class was about "Vehicular Extraction”, expertise that will help them save lives in the future.
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Rotary Global Scholar Olivia Hernandez, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Humble with a $30,000 Rotary scholarship, has returned from the University of Edinburgh where she earned a MSc in International Development.
Olivia will begin classes at University of Houston Law Center on Monday where she has been awarded a three year Dean's Scholarship.
Pictured with Club President Alan Derby before speaking at the Humble Club today. — with Alan Derby and Olivia Hernandez.
Rotary News
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When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
A taste of independence
Modena, Italy, is known for fine things. The region is home to manufacturers of Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini automobiles. It’s where the artisan cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano is made, as well as Lambrusco wine. And it’s the only place in the world that produces traditional balsamic vinegar. The vinegar is a delicacy – sweeter and thicker than the kind usually found on restaurant tables, refined and aged in casks up to 25 years. The process has been handed down from generation to generation; the casks are often bequeathed to children or used to celebrate milestones such as weddings and...
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