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Humble Rotary

Service Above Self

For a Celebration of Fellowship
and Rotary every Wednesday at noon.

Humble Civic Center
8233 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, TX  77338
United States
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At the Rotary Multi District Training Institute (MDTI) held in Austin on August 11-12, 2017, Dr. Isis Mejias was presented with the Rotary Alumni of the Year Award by former Rotary International Director and Treasurer Andy Smallwood as well as former R.I. Director Don Mebas. The MDTI program consists of Rotary Districts in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
Isis was born in Venezuela and moved to Houston with her family after completing high school. She earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. Later, while working in the private sector, she visited Kenya as a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders (EWB). In Kenya, her EWB team discovered that the only hospital in the community of Maseno did not have running water.
 
 
A report from Bill Davis of the Rotary Club of Humble.
 
I am delighted to report that two young ladies who I had the privilege of inviting to the family of Rotary have been invited by Rotary International President Ian Riseley to speak at the General Session of the Annual Convention of Rotary to be held in Toronto next June. It is anticipated that the session will be attended by 20,000.
Both ladies are former Rotary Global scholars.
 
 
October 11th – Kent Clingerman – Harris County Precinct 4 - Harris County Precinct 4’s role in the Office of Emergency Management
 

Community Assistance Department

Serving Precinct 4 constituents is our number one goal. With that in mind we have one stop, one phone number, one e-mail address for you to find a solution to any need you might have in Harris County. Tell us what's needed and we do the work! Whether it is a street or a stop sign to be replaced, a road or sinkhole repaired, or questions or comments about Precinct 4 services, CAD can assist.

 

Lieutenant Cavon Phillips, a Corps Officer with Salvation Army Houston speaks about their efforts following Harvey’s impact on the Lake Houston community.  Thru September 29, the Salvation Army has served more than 839,000 meals to families impacted, and over 50,000 meals to first responders.  Lieutenant Phillips said the need for volunteers and assistance is still great in the area, and is thankful for community partners like Shell and Rotary to help. This Christmas, Lieutenant Phillips will again put up the Angel Tree in the Deerbrook Mall, to help underprivileged children have a special Christmas. Humble Rotary is proud to support the Salvation Army again this year as bell ringers for their Red Kettle campaign.

Presidential message

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

Ian H.S. Riseley

President 2017-18

October 2017

Some years ago in the Melbourne, Australia, museum where my daughter used to work, an iron lung was on display. For most people my age who remembered the terrifying polio epidemics of the 1950s, that iron lung was a testament to how far vaccination had brought us: to the point where that once-critical piece of medical equipment had literally become a museum piece.
ry stepped forward and said that all children, no matter where they lived or what their circumstances, deserved to live free of polio.
In the years since PolioPlus was launched, the combined efforts of Rotary, the governments of the world, and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have brought the number of cases of polio down from an estimated 350,000 per year to just a few so far in 2017. But we must reach zero cases, and stay there, to achieve eradication. To do that, we need everyone’s help.
 
 
Hurricane Relief checks were presented to Humble Rotary yesterday. A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated, Sue Hanson and Staff at Expressions Salon & Spa!
Club President Alan Derby (left) accepted the checks.
 
 
On behalf of my fellow Humble Rotarians, I want to say thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors!
 
Your support over the years have given us the opportunities to make major impacts in our community!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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