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Posted by Bill Davis on Oct 17, 2017
By Bill Davis and Jennifer Mutchler
 
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.
 
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Posted by Bill Davis on Oct 17, 2017
 
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.
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Words of wisdom. Make a difference by helping someone. Ernest Hauser 2017-10-17 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Oct 13, 2017
 
 
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.

 

Guest Speaker: Kent Clingerman Eric Lavezzari 2017-10-13 05:00:00Z 0
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.
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 03, 2017

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.
 
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Posted by Chris Elliott on Sep 28, 2017
 
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.
 
Hurricane Relief Check Chris Elliott 2017-09-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Elliott on Sep 26, 2017
 
Humble Rotary President Alan Derby accepts a $5,000 grant from the Astros Foundation, to support Lone Star College’s Children Literacy Initiative. The project will provide a new book to every First Grader in Humble ISD’s Title I Schools. Humble Rotary is proud to partner with Lone Star College and the Astros Foundation on this project.
 
President Alan Derby Chris Elliott 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Elliott on Sep 26, 2017
 
This epitomizes what the fellowship of Rotary is all about. Rotarians coming together to help others in need. We can’t thank the Rotary Club of Boulder City enough for their thoughtfulness and support for our community.
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Boulder Helping out Harvey Flood victims in Humble, TX Chris Elliott 2017-09-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 14, 2017
 
 
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.
 
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Steamboat Rotarians Making A Difference Thru Mutual Contacts Ernest Hauser 2017-09-14 05:00:00Z 0 #makingadifference
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 13, 2017
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...
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 13, 2017

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 riconvention.org – and find Inspiration Around Every Corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto.
RI Presidential Letter for September Ernest Hauser 2017-09-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 24, 2017
Bill Davis attends Rotary Club of Baytown to discuss developing Rotary Global Grant in Colombia.
He is is with Club President Nick Woolery and our Districts Polio eradication leader Wayne Staton.
Rotary has contributed $2 billion towards polio eradication .
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Bill Davis attends Rotary Club of Baytown Working On Global Grant Ernest Hauser 2017-08-24 05:00:00Z 0 globalgrant,makinngadifference,rotaryfoundation
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 21, 2017
 
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.
Visit https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/friendship-exchange to learn more about Friendship Exchange
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Felips's RFE Results in Training For Bogota Columbia Area Fireman Ernest Hauser 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0 Rotaryfriendshipexchange,humblerotary,internationalservice,makingadifference
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 21, 2017
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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.

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Bill and Jennifer Will Publish Monthly District Newsletter Ernest Hauser 2017-08-21 05:00:00Z 0 districtrict5890,humblerotary.com
Welcome Michael Mattson as a New Member Ernest Hauser 2017-08-20 05:00:00Z 0 #makeadifference,rotarynewmember
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 16, 2017
Humble Rotary new Rotary Youth Exchange Students. Shaolin from Belgium and Natalia from Columbia.. Welcome for a life changing opportunity.
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Humble Rotary's New Rotary Youth Exchange Students Ernest Hauser 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0 humblerotary.com,youthexchange
Posted by Bill Davis on Aug 16, 2017
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.
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Rotary Global Scholar Olivia Hernandez Shares Her Experiences in Edinburg Bill Davis 2017-08-16 05:00:00Z 0 district5890,globalscholar,humblerotary.com
Humble Rotarians Welcome Youth Exchange Student Shaolin From BELGIUM Susan Brodbeck 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0 youthexchange
Humble Rotarians Welcome Natalie From Columbia Susan Brodbeck 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 15, 2017
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Ian H.S. Riseley
President 2017-18
August 2017
 
When someone asks you, "What is Rotary?" what do you say? I think we've all had the experience of being asked that deceptively simple question and finding ourselves suddenly at a loss for words. Even the most articulate among us have a hard time capturing the essence of our organization in just a few sentences.
 
 
RI Presidential Message for August Ernest Hauser 2017-08-15 05:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarian's Assist Back Pack Project of Sociatey of St. Stephens Ernest Hauser 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z 0 humblerotary,making a difference
Posted by Kelly Paull on Aug 11, 2017
I am so happy to have heard from these three about their Rotary Youth Exchanges yesterday. Brandon Collins spent the year in Germany, Kiersten Hunt spent the year in Italy and Jack Whitmer in Paraguay! What an awesome program to allow our youth to go be Ambassador's and promote World Peace abroad!!! 💙
 
Rotary Youth Exchanges Kelly Paull 2017-08-11 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Paul Kern on Aug 10, 2017
Paul Kern lead our efforts in helping the Society of St Stephens prepare backpacks for children of Humble ISD. Paul led our efforts to obtain items for the packs and then helping in preparing the backpacks. Rotary making a difference.
 
Humble Rotarians Help With Backpacks Paul Kern 2017-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
I am so happy to have heard from these three about their Rotary Youth Exchanges yesterday. Brandon Collins spent the year in Germany, Kiersten Hunt spent the year in Italy and Jack Whitmer in Paraguay!  What an awesome program to allow our youth to go be Ambassador's and promote World Peace abroad!!!  💙
 
Retuning Youth Exchange Ambassadors Kelly Paull 2017-08-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Elliott on Aug 09, 2017
Christy Tarkington, with Humble ISD, inducted today as the newest member of the Humble Rotary Club. Sponsor Bonnie Longion, Membership Chair Steven Day, and President Alan Derby present Christy with her membership certificate.  Humble Rotary continues to grow with people of ACTION committed to making the community and the world a better place. Visit humblerotary.com to learn more about us!   Welcome Christy!
#joinrotary #D5890 #humblerotary #serviceaboveself 
 
Christy Tarkington Inducted as Newest Member of Humble Rotary Chris Elliott 2017-08-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 07, 2017
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Membership Medical Report
 
Tom Gibbins is home after having a stroke. In Tom's words "it could have been a lot worse". He has started rehab. 
 
Your Rotary family wishes you a speed recovery. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
 
Let us know about any other members on the ailing or recovery list.
 
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Tom Gibbins Rturns Home After Stroke Ernest Hauser 2017-08-07 05:00:00Z 0 health
Rotary's Six Areas of Focus Ernest Hauser 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 05, 2017
Welcome back Alex, very rewarding to see a former Youth Exchange Student again. Alex has applied himself by obtaining several degrees. He wants to experience American businesses. 
 
Welcome "Home" Alex, Great to Have You Return Ernest Hauser 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
 
 
Valerie At the Baby Fair at Kingwood Medical Center  promoting the Rotary Rose Group Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group.  
Humble Rotary's Maternal Health initiative. #sixareasoffocus #maternalhealth #humblerotary
https://www.facebook.com/valerie.triggcopley/posts/1803210406374081
Humble Rotary Rose Group, Maternal Health Ernest Hauser 2017-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
German In The Rocky Mountains, Estes Park and Rotary Wheel Ernest Hauser 2017-07-30 05:00:00Z 0 German
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Olivia’s End of Year Report
            This past week, I completed my dissertation and officially concluded my coursework for my MSc International Development. In two more weeks my time in Edinburgh will come to a close as I return to Texas to attend the University of Houston Law Center. I could not have asked for a better experience abroad and have been so appreciative of all the opportunities that I’ve had during my time as a Rotary Global Scholar.
          
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Globbal Scholar Olivia's Year End Report Ernest Hauser 2017-07-29 05:00:00Z 0 globalscholar
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 26, 2017
Humble Rotary welcomes back youth exchange students
Written by Celine Wallace
 Published: 25 July 2017
 
http://ourtribune.com/images/2017May-Aug/31rotary.jpgHannah Davitt and Emmie Dalton, Rotary youth exchange students, return from their year-long journey abroad. Photo by Celine Wallace
Hannah Davitt, Emmie Dalton share experience of their life-changing trip 
The Humble Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of six Rotary youth exchange students this year. Two returning students, Hannah Davitt and Emmie Dalton, spoke at the July 19 meeting to share their year-long experiences in a new country, including having to learn a new language and culture and becoming a global citizen. Both of the young women graduated from high school in May 2016 and delayed attending college for a year in order to take on this unique opportunity. 
Dalton, 19, who will be attending Pepperdine University in the fall, was able to spend a year in Liege, Belgium. She lived with three host families. Her first host family was where she started learning French, along with attending school and an extra French class two days a week. 
Dalton enjoyed her extra class because her classmates were also exchange students that were learning French as a second language. “It was really cool to hear their stories and experiences in learning the language, as well as sharing the same struggles of moving to a new country,” Dalton said.
Although living in Belgium, Dalton was still able to travel with her host family to Rome for Christmas and went to Berlin with other exchange students. 
 
Dalton joked, “After exchange, I now feel more independent and now know how to use public transportation by myself.” She concluded her talk by thanking the Rotary members for their support in her times of need and said she could not have done it without them.
Davitt, who will be attending the University of Texas-Austin in the fall, spent a year in France. She spoke about how she first arrived in the country with the language level of a toddler. With her host families, she was able to expand her vocabulary of the French language.
Davitt said, “Host families are the backbone of exchange. They are your first point of view into the culture, your support and your comfort in the new country.” 
Davitt said that upon leaving her French class, she received a card written in different languages from fellow students that translated to “After the verb to love, the verb to help is the most beautiful verb in the world.”
 
Davitt then thanked everyone at Rotary who funded her classes abroad. 
Both students will be majoring in international business in college. They are thankful for the opportunity this trip abroad has given them – to learn a new culture and language – giving them a readiness for their future career studies.
Davitt and Dalton highly encourage students interested to apply for Rotary exchange because of the life-changing experience. 
Susan Brodbeck, head of the Humble Rotary youth exchange, said, "In September and October, we bring presentations to high schools and interested students will meet us for another meeting with their parents. We recruit students by their applications, essay submission and club interviews that lead to district interviews. We search for students with good behavior and a readiness to immerse in a new culture," she said. 
 
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Tribune Article About Returning Youth Exchange Students Ernest Hauser 2017-07-26 05:00:00Z 0 humblerotary,youthexchange
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Felipe Enjoys Two Rotary Friendship Exchange Visits
 
Felipe has enjoyed two Friendship Exchange visits as he visited with Rotary Club in Columbia and Taiwan. On each trip he made friends in foreign countries and in Columbia he helped to develop training for their Fire Department. During the initial visit to the Bogota area, along with a West University Rotarian who is a retired Fireman, they determined that they could assist their Fire Department in training. They returned to help them with training for getting individuals out of a wrecked vehicle.
 
Felipe Enjoys Two Rotary Friendship Exchange Visits Ernest Hauser 2017-07-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 20, 2017
Bonnie Longnion is recognized for her service this past year. She has developed a successful Junior Rotarian program and also a very successful Leaders of Tomorrow program that recognizes Humble ISD students for their achievements.
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Bonnie Recognized For Her Service Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0 makingadifference
Hannah & Emmie Share Their Youth Exchange Experience Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 1 youthexchange
Extend A Warm Welcome to New Member Eric Gomez Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 2 membership
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 20, 2017
Paul Kern presents a club banner, made in China, from the Singapore Rotary Club he visited recently. Rotary is a worldwide organization serving and making a difference in communities around the world. #makeadifference humblerotary.com — with Alan Derby and Paul Kern.
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Club Banner Made In China Ernest Hauser 2017-07-20 05:00:00Z 0 fellowship
Humble Rotary Meeting 7-19 Ernest Hauser 2017-07-19 05:00:00Z 1
Fun and Fellowship at Astro Game Ernest Hauser 2017-07-16 05:00:00Z 1 fellowship
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
Global Scholar Alexi Bell, a recent graduate of West Point, shared her development of service to others. She will attend the University of Edinburg to study Data Science. Her objective is to use math to help in the health environment.
 
Global Scholar Alexi Bell! Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Brandon Gerlach and Marley Morris Are Inducted as New Members Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
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Humble Rotary welcomes two new members , Brandon Gerlach and Marley Morris. Chris Elliott conducts the induction. New members were sponsored by Ernest Hauser and Philippe Cras.
 
 
 
Welcome our Newest Members Brandon and Marley Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Nando Departs to Paraguay, God Speed Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Jul 14, 2017
Happy Birthday to one of founding fathers!
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DB! Eric Lavezzari 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE
An interesting Rotary program of fellowship is the Rotary Friendship Exchange. This activity, originally recommended by the New Horizons Committee in 1981, is intended to encourage Rotarians and spouses to visit with Rotarian families in other parts of the world. It may be conducted on a club-to-club or district-to-district basis.
The idea is for several Rotarian couples... to travel to another country on the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Later the hospitality is reversed when the visit is exchanged. After a successful pilot experiment, the Rotary Friendship Exchange has become a permanent program of Rotary.
The Rotary Friendship Exchange is frequently compared to the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation, except that it involves. Rotarian couples who personally pay for all expenses of their inter-country experience. Doors of friendship are opened in a way which could not be duplicated except in Rotary.
Rotarians seeking an unusual vacation and fellowship experience should learn more about the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Some unusual Rotary adventures are awaiting you!
 
Rotary Friendship Exchange! Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 14, 2017
Global Scholar, Annum Jaffer tells about her experiences of service to others. Annum is a Medical Student that will be taking a year leave to attend London School of Economics. This young lady will make a difference.
 
Global Scholar Annum Jaffar! Ernest Hauser 2017-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
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"Sgt. Hog’s D5890 Mail Call"
1st Edition July 3, 2017
 
Welcome to the first edition of our 2017-18 District newsletter. Perhaps we should start with an explanation of the newsletter’s name. For those that may not know I was a Sergeant in the US Army from 1973-1977. In the days before the internet and electronic devices, handwritten mail was our mode of correspondence. "Mail Call" was an especially great and exciting time because we received letters from our loved ones. I also ride a Harley "Hog." A 2016 Harley Fat Boy S to be exact. I’ve named her "Black Beauty." Hence, with the assistance of my newsletter co-editor, Jennifer Mutchler, we came up with the name "Sgt. Hog’s D5890 Mail Call."
 
District Governor's July Message Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017
Alex will be returning to visit in August. Great young man that we had the pleasure of getting to know while he was a Rotary Youth Exchange student. He is pictured in the middle.
#humblerotary.com #rotaryyouthexchange #rye #rotary.org
Alex Will Be In Town Soon Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017

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.
Humble Rotary Plays An Important Role In DG's Monthly Newsletter Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 09, 2017
Presidential message
Ian H.S. Riseley
President 2017-18
July 2017
There are as many reasons to come to Rotary as there are Rotarians – maybe even a few more. But each of us has stayed in Rotary because it adds something to our own lives. Through Rotary, we are Making a Difference in the world; and the more involved we become, the more of a difference Rotary makes to each of us. Rotary challenges us to become better people: to become ambitious in the ways that matter, to strive for higher goals, and to incorporate Service Above Self into our daily lives.
 
 
RI President July Message Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Michael Moore Exchanges Club Banner Ernest Hauser 2017-07-09 05:00:00Z 0
Gavel of Leadership is Transferred From Pam to Alan Ernest Hauser 2017-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Presidentail Awards Collage Ernest Hauser 2017-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation is The Heart of Rotary Ernest Hauser 2017-07-02 05:00:00Z 0
July Is New Leadership Month Ernest Hauser 2017-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 30, 2017
Humble Rotarian Jess Fields was recognized as a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. He shared what Rotary meant to him. He shared that the Rotary family is worldwide and shared an experience where he attended a meeting in Israel and sat next to a Rotarian that had been involved in the Gaza Peace negotiations.
 
Jess Fields Level recognized as Major Donor Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 30, 2017
New President of Humble Rotary shared his thoughts about why he is a Rotarian how he has grown thru Rotary. He shared thoughts about his experience with Rotary Youth Exchange. He has often said that if Rotary didn't have any other programs that we would still be a great organization.
 
Our New President! Alan Derby Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
The Family of Rotary. Humble Rotarians Enjoying Fellowship. Chris Elliott 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Susan is Recognized As Rotarian of Year Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 30, 2017
Past District Governor Bob Gebhard recognizes that Rotary Club of Humble has donated more than $650,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Past District Governor Bob Gebhard Ernest Hauser 2017-06-30 05:00:00Z 0
Installation Dinner for District Governor Bill Palko Ernest Hauser 2017-06-28 05:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarians Attend Iincoming District Governor Bill PaLko's Installation Dinner Chris Elliott 2017-06-24 05:00:00Z 0
Jonathan Randolph is Newest Member Of Humble Rotary Ernest Hauser 2017-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
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Barbara Goodson shared information about the Ministry of Have Shears, Will Travel. Their mission is to Enhance the Dignity of Every Client. They provide grooming services to individuals that do not have the resources to enjoy this luxury. The ultimate product is dignity, transformation, and restoration to the underserved of the community-sheltered & unsheltered individuals, home bound physically impaired individuals, and individuals who are in hospice care or are rehabilitating in a hospital.
It is amazing the impact that grooming has on an individual.
Visit www.haveshearswilltravel.org to learn more about this outreach.
#humblerotary.com #humblerotary

Ministry of Have Shears, Will Travel Ernest Hauser 2017-06-23 05:00:00Z 0
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Barbara Goodson of Have Shears, Will Travel is Wednesday’s Program. This Will be an outstanding program about a Hair Ministry

Have Shears Will Travel, a registered 501c3, has been providing free haircuts and grooming needs since April 2015. In that short time, we have met many important milestones, serving over 4,000 homeless, hospice and special needs adults by networking with over 20 nonprofit service agencies, hospice and rehab care providers throughout greater Houston. In order to advance our mission, in the fourth quarter of 2016 we were successful in purchasing a pre-owned motorhome which was converted into a mobile hair salon enabling us to increase our number served to over 400 per month.

 

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Barbara Goodson of Have Shears, Will Travel is Wednesday’s Program Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Steven Day Recognized as Paul Harris Fellow Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
Humble Rotarians Bil & Joan Davis, Nancy Jo & Alan Derby & Suzie Howe at Atlanta gathering with other Texasns and Brazilians.

Texans and Brazilians post serious Rotary all day and early evening meetings in Atlanta.
3rd from right PDG Marcelo Haick from São Paulo and to his left Sylvia - wonderful people. 4th from right Anita Smallwood.
Marcelo and Sylvia escorted me around Seoul last year.
— with Nancy Jo Derby, Joan Davis, Alan R. Derby, Bill Davis and Suzie Howe. #humblerotary #District 5890
Davis"s & Derby's At Rotary International Convention Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
Rotary's Own Charity #Rotaryfoundation
 
Rotary's Own Charity Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
7 Reasons why #RotaryYouthExchange is so AWESOME! Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
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Humble Rotary inducted 2 new members at this weeks meeting. Charles Adams, Jr (sponsored by Mike Carr) and Michael Kevlin (sponsored by Skip Curry). Where will Rotary go next? Join us and find out!

Pictured are Red Badge Committee Chair Chris Elliott, President Pam McNair, Mike Carr, Charles Adams, Jr, Michael Kevlin and Skip Curry. Welcome! #HumbleRotary #D5890 #JoinRotary #ServiceAboveSelf
— with Chris Elliott, Pam McNair, Mike Carr, Charles Adams Jr, Michael Kelvin and Skip Curry.
 
Welcome Charles and Michael to Our Family of Rotary Service Chris Elliott 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 19, 2017
Hannah has returned from France. Welcome home from a very rewarding experience via Rotary's Youth Exchange Program. A life changing experience.
Welcome Home Hannah Ernest Hauser 2017-06-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Theme For 2017-18 Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Celebrates 10 Year Relationship With Gates Foundation Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 10, 2017
Go to www.humblerotary.com

Rotary Club of Humble Presented a $2000 gift to Carole Brady, Executive Director of The Family Promise of Lake Houston for their humanitarian endeavors.

The mission of Family Promise is:
Family Promise of Lake Houston will provide a caring and positive environment for homeless children and their families while they design and execute a plan to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives. While utilizing the energy of over 2,800 community volunteers, together we are dedicated to serve families who seek to be accountable, resilient, and strive for a better tomorrow for their families.
— with Kathy Palmer Lemman, Carole Brady and Pam McNair.
Family Promise is Presented Gift of $2000 by Club Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 10, 2017
A message from Global Scholar Isis Mejias. Isis was one of five Global Scholars that helped develop more than $1.2 million of Global Grant Projects around the world. The central figure in these projects was Humble Rotarian Bill Davis who helped develop significant funds for the projects. Bill is a Cadre in the Global Grants of District 5890

I am so honored to be named a WaSRAG Ambassador, one of the only 3 in the US and 13 around the world. I was so impressed with the level of expertise and passion within this team...
 

Isis Is Named as WaSRAG Ambassador Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
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Irene Lalla and Claudia Franco are new members of the Rotary Club of Humble. They were sponsored byKelly Baker Paull. Welcome Irene and Claudia.
 
 
Welcome Claudia and Irene Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Bill Presents Program About Global Grants That Were Developed for Projects Associated With 5 Global Scholars Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Anthony Braddick Will Share Info About Humble History Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Ernest Hauser 2017-06-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 03, 2017
Blue Badge Presented to Jennifer after Red Badge orientation. Jennifer is a former Global Scholar. A well qualified Rotarian
 
Jennifer Presented Blue Badge Ernest Hauser 2017-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jennifer Mutchler on Jun 03, 2017
Mr. David Kniess of Kingwood High School Ist eine engagierte Person und Erzieherin, die das Leben verändert. Mr. Kniess was recognized as one of two educators to receive the Sterling Shining Star Award of 2016-17. Sterling Shining Star of the Year is an annual honor program that recognizes and rewards school district educators/employees.
Pictured are Dr. Sconzo, Mr. Kniess, Dr. Fagan and Dr. Landry
 
David Kniess, Nominated By Club, Recognized as Sterling Shining Star Jennifer Mutchler 2017-06-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 02, 2017
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Membership Concerns Report
 
Ken Austin is home and on the road to recovery. Carolyn will tell him what to do and what not to do.
 
Oran will need to have 6 weeks of IV antibiotics to treat osteomyelitis. He is is in good spirits.
 
Bothof these Rotarians have good caretakers.
 
Get well guys and do what your caretakers tell you to do and what not to do.
 
SAD NEWS
 
Sad news about Pam and her family as Pam's mom passed away in her sleep. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and the family in this time of loss. Services will be in the fall.
Membership Concerns Report Ernest Hauser 2017-06-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
Another very successful Rotary Global Scholarship (2 x $30,000) - at Yale University to Anja Nikolova from Macedonia - Master's degree in Environmental Management. Anja will begin work at Kiehl's (owned by L'Oreal) in NYC on June 19 working in product development and sustainability, specifically L'Oreal's new S.P.O.T. tool for environmental and social impact.
Bill and Joan attended Anja"s Graduation from Yale Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017

Presidential message

John F. Germ

John F. Germ

President 2016-17

June 2017

Growing up in Chattanooga, Tenn., my brothers and I learned young to work hard. It was a lesson taught to us by our father, who had come to the United States, alone, as a teenager. He wanted our lives to be better and easier than his had been; he wanted to give us the education and opportunities that he had missed. We always knew, when he came home at 8 o'clock in the morning after working a night shift at the paper mill, that he was doing it for us.

 

RI Presidential Letter for June Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Fellowship at a Glance
Historical Background
Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when Rotarians with a shared interest in the language Esperanto joined together. In 1947, a group of Rotarian boating enthusiasts began flying the Rotary flag from their crafts, calling themselves the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians; this fellowship now boasts the longest continuous existence. The scope of Rotary Fellowships has changed much over the years, but today their purpose is still to unite Rotarians in friendship and provide venues for enjoying their favorite recreational or professional activities.
June is Rotary Fellowships Month Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
Paul Harris awards were presented to Master Wang and Dr. Michael Say at our Scholarship Awards meeting on May 17th. Pictured on the left side of first picture i...s Dr. Say and Master Wang is on left side of second picture. To the right of each is President Pam McNair and Foundation Chair Oran Bain.
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to Michael and Master Wang Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
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Bill reports on Annum. Jennifer will be reporting more in the next couple of weeks.
 
Delighted to have received word this morning that The Rotary Foundation has approved our application for a $48,000 Global Scholarship to fund a year of study at The London School of Economics (MSc Human Rights) for Annum Jaffer who is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Humble Texas.
 
Annum is a Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Human Biology and this month will complete third year of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
 
 
Rotary Foundation Approves Global Scholarship for Annum Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 29, 2017
Wonderful ending to our last few days in Berlin with the von Oertzen family. Hilmar lived with us back in 1997 as a Rotary exchange student from Germany. We enjoyed meeting his wife Sonya and two young daughters. We also enjoyed getting to visit with his parents, Friedrich and Angelika, in their home in Berlin.
Skip Curry Visits Youth Exchange Student of 1997 Ernest Hauser 2017-05-29 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Elliott on May 27, 2017
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President-Elect Alan Derby looks on as Red Badge Committee Chair Chris Elliott inducts Gwendolyn Crawford and Janine Coots as the newest members to the Rotary Club of Humble. Women have been a driving force in Rotary and were formally allowed to join as members in 1989, and currently make up more than 15% of Rotarians worldwide. Welcome to Rotary, Gwendolyn and Janine! #serviceaboveself#d5890 #humblerotary — with Janine Coots,Gwendolyn CrawfordChris Elliott and Alan R. Derby.
 
Welcome Gwendolyn and Janine Chris Elliott 2017-05-27 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Humble Rotary Presents Scholarships To Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners
 
(Humble,Texas)(May 17, 2017)
 
Humble Rotary awarded three scholarships to winners of the annual Four Way Test Essay contest.  Winners were Sareen Ali, first, $2000, second Carla Godoy, $1500 and third, Kendall Womack, $1000. Womack and Ali attend Summer Creek High School.Godoy attends Kingwood High School
 
Humble Rotary Presents Scholarships To Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Eight Junior Rotarians were awarded scholarships at our scholarship awards meeting Wednesday. Speaks well for the quality of our Junior Rotarians. Pictures from left to right are Ariah Watson, Akriti Keswani, Elyse Santiago, Carla Godoy, Dr. Bonnie Longnion, Fernanda Lago Arroyo, Noah Amar, Nia Daughtry and Kayla House
Eight Junior Rotarians Win Scholarships Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Humble Rotary presents Two  CARES Scholarships to Humble ISD Students
(Humble, TX) May 18, 2017—The Humble Rotary Club awarded two Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES) scholarships. $5000  was presented to Akriti Keswani and  $2000 to Saul Dominquez.
The CARES scholarships were presented for outstanding community service, a high grade point average (GPA) and for exibiting leadership qualities during the academic year. Akitri Keswani received a $5000 scholarship and Saul Dominquez received a $2000 Scholarship. Keswani is graduating 3rd in her class at Quest Early College High School and Dominiquez is graduating 13th in his class at Atascocita High School.
 
 
Humble Rotary presents Two CARES Scholarships to Humble ISD Students Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
Humble ISD Seniors Awarded 11 Scholarships by The Rotary Club of Humble
 
The Rotary Club of Humble invested $17,500 in the education of 11 Humble ISD seniors at their annual scholarship awards meeting. There were three types of scholarships awarded. There were two CARES scholarships, six Rotary Jack Fields Sr Endowment scholarships and three Four Way Essay Contest scholarships. It was a good day for education and eleven deserving seniors of Humble ISD.
 
Humble ISD Seniors Awarded 11 Scholarships by The Rotary Club of Humble Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2017
It was an exciting meeting as 11 scholarships were awarded to Humble ISD Seniors via 6 Rotary Jack Fields Sr. Endowment Foundation, 2 CARES ( Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service ) Scholarships and 3 Four Way Test Essay Contest winners. It was nice to have parents and teacher present. An exciting day as we invested $17,500 in furthering the education of 11 outstanding Humble ISD Seniors.
 
Humble Rotary Scholarship Awards Meeting Ernest Hauser 2017-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 15, 2017
Benefiting the Angouleme Children
The only money that changed hands at the Casino Party hosted by James and Kim Davitt was the donations to help their daughter’s French teacher with supplies to assist youngsters from Syria and other countries under strife. The donations were made to The Rotary Club of Humble and will be forwarded to a Rotary Club in France for management. Their daughter, Hannah, sent our club a very insightful letter about her fellow French students who have experienced strife in their lives due to internal strife in their home countries. A fun and rewarding evening to benefit others.

Benefiting the Angouleme Children Ernest Hauser 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 15, 2017
Rotary Club of Humble To Award 11 Scholarship Winners
 
The Humble Rotary Club will award 11 scholarships to Humble ISD Students April 17ty. Two Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES) scholarships, one for $5000 and another for $2000, three Four Way Test Essay contest winners, totaling $4500 and 6  Jack Fields Sr. Endowment Foundation scholarships.
 
Rotary Club of Humble To Award 11 Scholarship Winners Ernest Hauser 2017-05-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 07, 2017
Why is our club committed to Rotary Youth Exchange? What are the objectives of Youth Exchange? What impact does Youth Exchange have on our youth? Does it develop a better understanding of other cultures and their needs? Read Hannah’s report and you will develop a special appreciation for this great program and the maturity of a young lady named Hannah.
There will be a fundraiser at the Davitt’s this Friday evening. Funds raised will help the French teacher and students impacted with some tough conditions.
 
Hello everyone! This is Hannah Davitt, Rotary Youth Exchange to France.
 
 
Youth Exchange at Work--Read Hannah's Report Ernest Hauser 2017-05-07 05:00:00Z 0
Golden Anniversary Retropsective Chris Elliott 2017-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
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Lake Houston Does Crawfish Right, Y'all
The Humble Rotary Club cooked up a big ol' mess of crawfish on April 29 for the crowd-pleasing Lake Houston Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival. In between plenty of good eats, visitors enjoyed classic and custom cars and motorcycles, a vendor market, live music and even a dunking booth. Kersplash!

 
Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival Slide Show Ernest Hauser 2017-05-06 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 01, 2017
It was the last day of mentoring for the Rotary Club of Humble at Lakeland Elementary school. Pictured from left to right are Rotarians Kim Davitt, Paul Kern, Nancy Jo Derby, and German Morales . Not pictured was photographer Oran Bain
 
Lakeland Mentoring Ernest Hauser 2017-05-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 30, 2017
Our annual Festival has been completed and it was lots of fun and well attended. Our visibility in the Lake Houston Area was increased and the community came out to support us. We were competing with a lot of other events but definitely increased the community's involvement. We had lots of fun with the District Governor, DG Elect and DG Nominee. Eric was a good sport as he spent lots of time in the water. School Board Member Robert Sitton was a good sport. We had fun adding each to the Dunkee Fraternity. Lots of hard work was done by all. We laid the ground work for a great 2018 Festival. More pictures to come.
 
Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival Was Fun Ernest Hauser 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 30, 2017

Presidential Message for May 2017

As you read these lines, final preparations are well underway for our 108th Rotary International Convention, 10-14 June in Atlanta. We're looking forward to one of the biggest and best Rotary conventions yet, as we celebrate not only a wonderful year of Rotary Serving Humanity, but a full century of Doing Good in the World through The Rotary Foundation.
If you haven't already made plans to attend, it's not too late to register at riconvention.org. There is simply no better way to round off another great year in Rotary than by coming together with 40,000 or so of your fellow Rotarians to share ideas, find inspiration, and have a great time together.
 
 
RI Presidential Message for May 2017 Ernest Hauser 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 30, 2017
 
District 5890 Reports: $30,000 VTT Grant Supports the Uganda Heart Institute to Save Children.
 
Rotary Foundation Cadre Technical Advisor, Bill Davis, was on a return flight home from London to Houston when he met Ali Mondragon in November of 2012. Ali was on her way home as well. She had just completed a medical mission to Uganda. This chance meeting inspired Bill to explore the possibility of a putting together a Vocational Training Team (VTT) Grant that could benefit the doctors and nurses Ali had encountered in Uganda. Bill reached out to fellow Rotarian Francis (Tusu) Tusubira from Uganda. Together, the two harnessed the power of Rotary networks worldwide. Tusu successfully identified an International Partner Club as well as the medical professionals who would travel to Houston. The Rotary Club of West University in Houston agreed to serve as the Host Club to the VTT team from Uganda and host the travelers in their homes. The VTT was made up of both Rotarian and non Rotarian medical professionals, representing the Uganda Heart Institute.
 
Jennifer Mutchler’s Report on $30,000 VTT Grant is published in Zone 21-27 Report Ernest Hauser 2017-04-30 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 20, 2017

My mom was a Polio Pioneer

Posted on April 20, 2017

By Richard J. Fox, Rotary Club of Charlotte-Shelburne, Vermont, USA

Since joining Rotary in 2011, I have been impressed by its commitment to eradicating polio from the world through its End Polio Now campaign. That said, polio never resonated with me as a significant cause.

I was generally aware of polio’s impact throughout history: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the March of Dimes, iron lungs, and the polio panic here in the United States. But it wasn’t personal to me; it was something of the previous generation, abstract, to which I had no emotional investment.

And then my mom went and showed me how wrong I was.

 

My Mom was A Polio Pioneer Ernest Hauser 2017-04-20 05:00:00Z 0
Golden Anniversary Celebration May 3rd Ernest Hauser 2017-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Apr 16, 2017
Mike was in England and decided to go to a Rotary meeting and wound up attending the 2017 RI Great Britain/Ireland Conference in Manchester England. He was one of approximately 1700 Rotarians present at the conference. Mike exchanged banner with Troon, Scotland and Manchester clubs.
Mike Moore Attends RI Great Britain/Ireland Conference Eric Lavezzari 2017-04-16 05:00:00Z 0
Avenues of Service Ernest Hauser 2017-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Six Areas Of Focus. April is Maternal & Child Health Month. Ernest Hauser 2017-04-03 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Mixer Hosted by Brookdale & Kindred Ernest Hauser 2017-04-02 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jennifer Mutchler on Mar 26, 2017
 
 
 
 
District 5890 Reports: $30,000 VTT Grant Supports the Uganda Heart Institute to Save Children
Written by: Jennifer Mutchler of the Humble Rotary Club
Rotary Cadre, Bill Davis, was on a return flight home from London to Houston when he met Ali Mondragon in November of 2012. Ali was on her way home as well. She had just completed a medical mission to Uganda. This chance meeting inspired Bill to explore the possibility of a putting together a Vocational Training Team (VTT) Grant that could benefit the doctors and nurses Ali had encountered in Uganda. Bill reached out to fellow Rotarian Francis (Tusu) Tusubira from Uganda. Together, the two harnessed the power of Rotary networks worldwide.uganda
Uganda Heart Institute visit to BCM Jennifer Mutchler 2017-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 26, 2017
Alan Derby and Don Thompson are shown with their Paul Harris Awards. Oran Bain, Foundation Chair is pictured next to President Pam McNair. Alan is left of Don.
Alan & Don Receive Paul Harris Awards Ernest Hauser 2017-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Bonnie & Mike Awarded PauHarris Awards Ernest Hauser 2017-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Al Moore Presented Paul Harris Felloow Award Ernest Hauser 2017-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 26, 2017
RYE of District 5890 attend the Houston Rodeo. These boots are made for a large Texan.Kelly is the District Chair for RYE
RYE at Rodeo Ernest Hauser 2017-03-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Davis on Mar 25, 2017
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You might recall that the Humble Club led the fundraising which generated $10,000 to assist Nicole’s Master Degree studies at the Diplomatic Academy  in Vienna, the world’s oldest school offering a Master’s Degree in International studies.
 
She is one of the five women I have referred to who have generated 21 projects around the world with a value in excess of $1.2 million. Nicole spoke at our Foundation Seminar in November 2015 and has spoken at several of our clubs and the R.C. of Vienna.
 
She has an undergrad degree in International Politics from Georgetown University.
 
She served two 6 month tours in Kabul Afghanistan with the U.S. International Development Agency for Diplomacy and Defense.
 
Nicole has lived in France, Germany, Austria and Timor L’este and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Farsi, Arabic and German.
 
Nicole is currently awaiting final security clearance to join the FBI.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bill Davis
Cadre Technical Adviser
The Rotary Foundation
Update About Nicole Heydari Bill Davis 2017-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Bains Celebrate 40th Anniversary With Rotarians and Other Friends Ernest Hauser 2017-03-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 13, 2017
Michael Stamm – Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipient from Rotary Club of Humble

Rotary Club of Humble awarded High School Senior Michael Stamm with the Leader of Tomorrow award at their March 8 luncheon. 
Michael Stamm Recognized as Leader of Tomorrow Ernest Hauser 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 13, 2017
Haley Stanley – Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipient from Rotary Club of Humble
Rotary Club of Humble awarded Atascocita High School Junior Haley Stanley with the Leader of Tomorrow award at their March 8 luncheon. Haley is involved in the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) and Ambassador Club at the High School. Haley has participated in a variety of school activities: flag running during football games, helping set up /execue the Zombie Run , helping set up the Latin Conference, helping with the Powder Puff Derby, helping with the JROTC Yard Sale, and helping with the Career and Technology Expo. 

 
Haley Stanley Recognized As Leader of Tomorrow Ernest Hauser 2017-03-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 09, 2017
Report from Bill Davis as he does good things for Rotary Foundation as he puts together funding for projects.

Lunch with District Governor Asha Prasanna Kumar from the 123 Club, 5,800 member Rotary Distict 3190 in Karnataka, India and big cheeses Palko and Kronzer. Banner exchange between Humble and D 3190.
Bill Davis Exchanges Club Banner With India Rotarian Ernest Hauser 2017-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 09, 2017
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Humble Rotary purchased Reserve Champion Market Swine at the Humble ISD Livestock Auction. Our lady purchasers did a great job under the Leadership of Millie.

The Rotary Club of Humble is pleased to support the 70th Humble ISD Livestock Show And Auction.

 
Reserve Champion Market Swine Ernest Hauser 2017-03-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 08, 2017
This is a memo from Humble Rotarian Bill Davis who is very instrumental in obtaining funding for projects.

Dear Funders of two Rotary $30,000 Global Scholarships for Anja Nikolova with copies to other friends in Rotary;

Anja has forwarded to me an advance copy of the March magazine, well OK a picture of two pages from the magazine, and they are attached.

 
A Note From Bill About Anja Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 08, 2017
The Rotary Pin is a symbol of a Rotarian's commitment to Serve Above Self.
It is a reminder that as a Rotarian, we have an obligation to Serve Humanity and Do Good in the World every where and to whomsoever where our Rotary service is needed most. So always wear your Rotary Pins. It symbolizes the dignity of the office you voluntarily swore to be part of through membership in your Rotary Club which in turn is a a member of the Rotary International Organization.
 
Rotary Pin Commitment to Service Above Self Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 08, 2017
Charlotte Rekers and her Mom Monique. Humble Rotary greeted Charlotte's mom at Raffa's. Charlotte has been a very enjoyable Youth Exchange Student. She has done a great job representing her family and country. PS: mom and daughter look a lot alike.
Humble Rotary Greets Charlotte's Mom Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
This Is A Ride Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 08, 2017
Darrell Boeske, Humble City Manager, presented Proclamation from city, proclaiming April 29th as Lake Houston Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival Day. The Proclamation included the achievements and contributions to the community by the Rotary Club of Humble. These achievements have included investing more than $1.8 million in humanitarian needs during the past 18 years. 
April 29th Proclaimed as Lake Houston Crawfish, Cars & Community Festival Day Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 08, 2017
Humble Rotarian's celebrating Janna's birthday at the track. Waiting to see an ostrich and camel race. Chris says that you need to bet on Stretch in the camel race. This outing is a good example of Rotary fellowship. Nikki, Chris, Janna, Nancy Jo, Ernest & Beverly enjoyed the evening.
Rotarian's Celebrate Janna's Birthday Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
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Cornelius Fisher is the newest member of the Rotary Club of Humble. He shares a few words about himself. Welcome Cornelius to a great organization, service above self. 
 
 
Spotlight on Cornelius Ernest Hauser 2017-03-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 29, 2017
Luis Fernando Stanley Smith is an Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Paraguay which is in South America and is being hosted this year by the Rotary Club of Humble.  Each year Humble Rotary hosts 2 inbound students and finds 2-3 host families for each student to live with during their yearlong stay here in the Humble area.  The students attend a local high school and are enrolled as Juniors.  The objective is for the students to immerse themselves into our culture, be good ambassadors, and promote world peace through their involvement with many, many people and friends.
 
Luis or “Nando” as he prefers to be called is 16 years old.  Back home in Paraguay his    Dad, Edgar is bank employee, and his Mother, Catherine is a lawyer.  Nando has a brother, Victor is 13.  His family is also hosting a student from France.
 
Nando’s sport that he likes is basketball.  He also likes reading and likes to study about the environment, watch documentaries about the environment, taking care of natural resources.
He has traveled to Argentina and Brazil before coming to Texas and the USA.      
Nando dislikes dishonest people and show offs.  He does like to be challenged and to learn new things and family life.  He has already studied English for 12 years and is very good even though he is still learning some of our Texas sayings! 
 
Currently Nando is attending Kingwood High School.  After the school year he plans to take a month long Rotary approved bus tour which will take him coast to coast in the USA.  Then he will return to his home in Paraguay.
 
 
 
Nando, with Texas hat, shares information about Paraguay and his family. Job well done. great sense of humor.
 
Nando Shares Information About Paraguay Ernest Hauser 2017-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 29, 2017
Bill Exchanges Banner With D3190 0f India
 
Report from Bill Davis as he does good things for Rotary Foundation while putting together funding for projects.

Lunch with District Governor Asha Prasanna Kumar from the 123 Club, 5,800 member Rotary Distict 3190 in Karnataka, India and big cheeses Palko and Kronzer. Banner exchange between Humble and D 3190.
 
Bill Exchanges Banner With D3190 0f India Ernest Hauser 2017-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 29, 2017
Skip Curry is a part of the induction of his son Ryan, into the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs Colorado. A proud moment for both
 
A Proud Moment for Skip and His Son, Ryan Ernest Hauser 2017-01-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 22, 2017
The New Member Orientation Committee is reviewing our new member orientation program. We are developing goals, objectives,functions and structure. Pictured from left to right are Paul Kern, Chris Elliott, Janna Watson, Brian Johnson and Valerie Copley. Chris is the committee chair. Lots of good ideas being suggested and recommendations will be presented to Board of Directors.
New Member Orientation Comittee Meeting Ernest Hauser 2017-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 14, 2017
Bahayura Ahmad, leader of a Nigerian polio vaccination team, records that all five children in the house have been vaccinated. Get involved in our work to end polio: endpolio.org
End Polio In Action Ernest Hauser 2017-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 13, 2017
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FFA students announced the Humble ISD Livestock Auction will be held on Feb 8-11at  our meeting this past week.. Present from left to Right are Aubrey Thompson, Todd Noite, Rotary President Alan Derby, Zachary Boggs, Caitlyn Anderson, Madison Emmert, Cheyenne Jumper and Olivia Blair.
The FFA Mission is as follows.
 
FFA makes a positive difference through agricultural education in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success
 
Participants invest a significant amount of time and money raising animals for the Auction. The School Sponsor related that one of the participants lost her swine due to pneumonia in the past few days. A very disappointing experience .after spending lots of time and  love in raising the animal.
 
Humble Rotary participates in the auction by purchasing several animals and then donating the processed meat to several non-profits. We have provided the annual meat needs of FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Service Center the past several years
FFA Students Announce Livestock Auction Ernest Hauser 2017-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 13, 2017
Charolette Rekers, our Youth Exchange Student from the Netherlands presented an excellent program about the Netherlands. She was asked numerous questions and one question was "what are significant changes being in US?". Her response was the ability to travel, she is used to being able to travel by bike. Does not work here.
Her English is excellent and her presentation was excellent. Received a standing ovation. Presentation was augmented by a slide show. 
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By Evan Burrell, Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
It’s a new year, and here’s something you can resolve to do for your club and for Rotary in 2017.
Think about the last time someone gave you a “word-of-mouth referral” that influenced your decision to do something. Maybe a friend shared a new favorite restaurant over Facebook, or your neighbour recommended a plumber. Or maybe it was that friendly suggestion to come along to a Rotary club meeting that got you involved in Rotary in the first place. Regardless, you probably acted on the referral, in part, because it came from someone you trust!
If you’re passionate about Rotary like I am, I encourage you this year to become an ambassador for your own club — and more importantly for Rotary — by using your “word-of-mouth refNNew erral” power. Here are a few things you can do:
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New Year’s resolution: Stand up and be an ambassador for Rotary Ernest Hauser 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 03, 2017
Rotary International utilizes the Rose Bowl Parade to tell the world about Rotary. This years entry was entitle 'Doing Good Thins In the World". The float is assembled by Rotarians from across the world who donate their time and expenses. Clubs across the world donate to help offset expenses of construction.
 
Enjoy
 
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President’s message January 2017
 
DEAR FELLOW ROTARIANS,
 
As we enter 2017, we also enter the second year of the initiative known as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, usually referred to as the SDGs, pertain to a list of 17 areas where the people of the world can come together to address our most pressing economic, political, and social challenges. It is a hugely ambitious list, and it has to be. The ultimate aim of these goals is nothing less than peace, prosperity, security, and equality for all of humanity. How do you even begin to tackle such a project? At Rotary, our answer is simple: one step at a time. These goals are nothing new for Rotary: They’re already reflected in our areas of focus. We also understand that all of these 17 goals, just like our six areas of focus, are interrelated. You can’t have good health without clean water. You can’t have clean water without good sanitation. Good sanitation in turn helps keep children in school, which improves education, which improves economic prosperity and health. When you are talking about the advancement of an entire planet, no one indicator, no one goal, no one country, exists in isolation. To make real and lasting progress, we must all move forward together. The idea of sustainability is key to the SDGs – and to our service in Rotary. Sustainability simply means making progress that will endure. It means not just digging a well, but being sure that a community can maintain it. It means not just running a health camp for a week, but training local health workers. It means empowering families and communities to take charge of their own futures by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
 
 
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The Humble ISD Career & Technical Education Department is part of the Academics Division 

What is Career and Technical Education (CTE) ?

CTE courses provide students with opportunities in high school that prepare them to become skilled, productive citizens in their communities.

CTE can be the bridge between high school and post secondary life that encourages academic and career development in local sectors that offer self-sustaining career opportunities.

Their mission is to provide students with business/industry experience as part of their high school curriculum. Students are exposed to a unique combination of classroom instruction and placements in technical work environments where they can acquire new information, concepts, techniques and procedures related to their specific career interests.

The goal is to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in post secondary education and in a world that is increasingly oriented toward highly skilled jobs.

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Posted by Jennifer Mutchler on Nov 29, 2016
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Annum Jaffer selected by District 5890 as a

We are delighted to announce that our club sponsored candidate, Annum Jaffer, has been officially selected by District 5890 as a Global Grant Scholar candidate.  This is by far the biggest hurdle in securing the grant.  Her application will now go on to the Rotary Foundation for final approval. The scholarship is in the amount of $30,000 with our District contributing $15,000 and The Rotary Foundation (TRF) matching that amount. Our Club is also contributing $1,000 which will attract a $500 match from TRF.

  Annum is seeking a Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the London School of Economics. She holds a BS in Biology from the University of Texas and is currently a third year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Last December Annum volunteered at the Moria Refugee Camp, a health clinic, on the Greek island of Lesvos assisting refugees. She leaves Monday November 21, 2016 to volunteer at a refugee camp in Jordan for three weeks with Souriyat Across Borders.  Annum is the epitome of being the change one wishes to see in the world. 

P:S: From Jennifer Walden Mutchler

She has been an absolute joy to work with throughout the application and interview process.  Her passion and hope for a better world is infectious.  We look forward to having her visit our club soon.

A special thank you to Bill Davis and former Global Scholar, Dr. Isis Mejias for their role in finding and supporting Annum. 

 

 

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PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
 
JOHN F. GERM
PRESIDENT 2016-17
 
NOVEMBER 2016
Looking back at the momentous 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta, it is difficult to see what could have been contentious about the words of then-President Arch C. Klumph: “It seems eminently proper that we should accept endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.” Yet, at the time, support for the idea was far from unanimous. Some thought an endowment fund would create more trouble than it was worth. But Klumph’s idea received the support it most needed in the form of an initial donation of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Mo.
 
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Rotary Foundation History Ernest Hauser 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pam McNair on Oct 28, 2016

Letters To The Editor - week of 10/24/16--Tribune

Monday, October 24, 2016

 

Eliminating polio

 

Dear Editor:

 

World Polio Day is Oct. 24 and I want to thank all of the 1.2 million Rotary Club members in 200 countries around the world that kept their promise to all of the children of the world when we decided, in 1985, to make polio eradication our number one priority. And in particular, hats off to the people just like you and me, the men and women of the Rotary Club of Humble and other clubs in Rotary District 5890 in the Houston area. The membership of Humble Rotary has donated more than $36,000 during this initiative. The global effort to eradicate polio demonstrates the tremendous impact of immunizations. The number of new polio cases, a disease that once paralyzed more than 1,000 children every day, has dropped more than 99 percent since the 1980s. There are fewer cases in fewer places than ever before, and only three countries (Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan) have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus. The number of wild polio cases reported in 2015 was less than a third of the previous lowest year, 2012. However, a funding gap means immunization campaigns are being cut in high-risk countries, leaving children more vulnerable to polio. If polio isn’t stopped now, the disease could stage a comeback, affecting an estimated 200,000 children every year. Rotary made polio eradication its top priority in 1985. Rotary has since contributed $1.2 billion, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries.

 

If we can eliminate polio from the planet, dozens of other diseases could follow. This is a historic moment, and one that is meaningful to people — especially children — the world over. As the world stands on the verge of victory over polio, it is important to recognize that amazing things can happen when forces join together for a common good.

 

Pam McNair
President, Humble Rotary

 

 

Letter To The Editor week of 10/24/16--Tribune Pam McNair 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Iron Lung Piggy Bank For EndPolio Ernest Hauser 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Oct 28, 2016
Humble Rotary recognizes World Polio Day
 
Friday, October 28, 2016
Community Reports
 
 
Pam McNair, president of the Humble Rotary, listens as Mayor Merle Aaron speaks on the club's efforts toward polio eradication. 
 
Humble Mayor Merle Aaron presented a proclamation to The Rotary Club of Humble recognizing World Polio Day that is being observed around the world. Aaron recognized that Rotary International initiated PolioPlus in 1985 and spearheaded the Global Polio Eradication with the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF to immunize children of the world against polio.
 
He recognized that polio cases have dropped by 99 percent since 1988 and the world is very close to eradicating polio. It would be the second disease to be eradicated. Rotary International has contributed more than $1 billion and countless volunteer hours for the protection of more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Members of the Rotary Club of Humble have personally donated more than $36,000 for this initiative. The cost of the vaccine, which was developed by Dr Jonas Salk, is as low as 60 cents per child for a lifetime of protection.
 
Aaron also recognized that Rotary is currently working to raise an additional $200 million toward a $355 million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and that these efforts are providing much needed operational support, medical personnel, laboratory equipment and educational materials for health workers and parents.
 
The Mayor recognized that Rotary clubs around the world sponsor service projects to address such critical issues as poverty, health, hunger, illiteracy, and the environment in their local communities, and abroad.
 
Aaron concluded by proclaiming that Oct. 24 was recognized as World Polio Day and encouraged citizens to support Rotary International in the fight for a polio-free world. World Polio Day, Oct. 24 is recognized each year to honor Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. He refused to patent the vaccine as merely wished to see the vaccine disseminated as widely as possible.
 
The community can participate in helping to eradicate polio, which is endemic in only three countries, by going to the web site endpolio.org and making a donation.
 
Humble Rotary recognizes World Polio Day Eric Lavezzari 2016-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 23, 2016
Prepare to watch a video about the initiative to End Polio. Rotary has played a significant role in reducing the incidence of Polio to only 74 cases in 2015. We are very close to eradicating this devastating disease. Only three countries till have an incidence of Polio.
 
World Polio Day 2016 Ernest Hauser 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
October Activities Ernest Hauser 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 22, 2016
We need to spotlight our new members. Reach out to make them welcome. Extend the right hand of Rotary fellowship. Look for Red Badges and introduce yourself. Look for Rotarians that you don't know as we have several new members  that are new to our club but have been members at other clubs. Look for these new member  Pete Baczynski Richard Baker, Monique Bennett, Mac Garza,  Michael Kelley, Paul Kern, Thomas McWhorter, Nancy Morrison , Jennifer Mutchler, Chelsea Robbins McGhinnis,Cole Robbins, Jackie Younger, Chris Elliott, Jana Watson
Spotlight on New Members Ernest Hauser 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 22, 2016
Humble Rotarians Welcome 6 New Members
Wednesday was a good day for Rotary and the Rotary Club of Humble. Best of all 6 new members have the opportunity to give back to the community. Picture d from left to right are Pete Baczynski, Chris Elliott, Janna Watson, President Pam, Jackie Younger, Chelsea Robbins-McGhinnis and Cole Robbins. It was a busy day as they were inducted and the Rotary pins were “attached”.
We Welcome Six New Members Ernest Hauser 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 22, 2016
Humble Rotary presents gift of $10,000 to the Village Learning & Achievement Center to assist them achieving their Mission to create the support and services to affect positive changes in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and our local community, so that these individuals can reach their maximum potential and level of independence.
Receiving the gift, from left to right, are David Bubier and Kelly Baker Paull. Presenting from right to left were Pam McNair and Kathy Lemman.
Humble Rotary Gifts $10,000 to Village Learning Center Ernest Hauser 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
October Activities Collage Ernest Hauser 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
History of Rotary Ann Ernest Hauser 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 17, 2016

HISTORY OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.

GROWTH OF THE FOUNDATION

 

History of Rotary Foundation Ernest Hauser 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 15, 2016

NEWS RELEASE

For Release on October 12, 2016
Kate Hernandez – Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipient
Rotary Club of Humble
Rotary Club of Humble awarded Humble High School Senior Kate Hernandez with the Leader of Tomorrow award at their October 12 luncheon meeting.  Kate is engaged in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Executive Officer (JROTC), Health Occupations Students of American (HOSA), Key Club, UIL Academics Team.   She is also a part of the International Baccalaureate Certificate Program at Humble High School.
 
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Leader of Tomorrow, Kate Hernandez Ernest Hauser 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 15, 2016
Update From Adam, A former Exchange Student from Poland
 
Adam Bulat was one of our exchange students, from Poland, in the 2006-07 academic year.
Some of the pictures are from the tree planting along Lake Houston Parkway on the way to IAH. Also in the picture is Youth Exchange Student Veronika Kosova from Ostrava, Czech Republic. 
 
Adam is in our family fantasy soccer pool on the English Premiership and is leading the pool.
 
His host was the late Jamie Black and her family.
 
Memo for Adam to Bill Davis
 
Hello Mr. Davis,
 
 
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Kate Hernandez, Leader of Tomorrow Ernest Hauser 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 15, 2016
A Report from Olivia Hernandez
 Hi Mr. Davis!
      Sorry that it's been so long without an update! I'm settled into Scotland and have gotten a chance to meet with Mr. Stevenson.( Alec Stevenson is Olivia’s host Rotarian in Edinburgh) I haven't gotten a chance to go to a Rotary meeting here yet, but an international night is being hosted on the 26th and then I'm attending the Rotary district conference. Everything here has been wonderful! My classes and the people in my program are great. There are also two other Rotary Global Scholars studying International Development here as well. It's been busy, but also a wonderful experience just in the first month! I'll send you a lengthier update on the international night and district conference as well as be able to update you on some of the projects with the university that I'm trying to get involved with and volunteer work!
Sincerely,
 
Olivia Hernandez
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It was a meeting of bow ties, Top Banana award, flowers for District's First lady and a very good program about what we as Rotarians need to do to expand Rotary. It was a fun and productive meeting. 
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Eradicate Polio Now Ernest Hauser 2016-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
What is World Polio Day? Ernest Hauser 2016-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 05, 2016
This is a simplistic explanation of the End Polio Now initiative. It is dated in that the results are better than thos discussed.
 
 
End Polio Project Ernest Hauser 2016-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 03, 2016

Sponsorship Appreciation Luncheon

We had a great day as we honored our Festival sponsors at our September 28th meeting. Ken did a great job informing all of us about Who We Are & What We Do. Included in the audience of more than 100 were the non profits that we help support. It was a special day of fellowship.

Sponsorship Appreciation Luncheon Ernest Hauser 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 03, 2016
Hannah’s Monthly report for August and September
Bonjour!! I have had an amazing first month in Angoulême, France. When I stepped off the plane I was greeted by signs and warm hugs from my amazing host family, and was immediately introduced to the famous cuisine in France when we stopped to get croissants before heading home. My family is really great, and I have grown very close to my three younger siblings. My family doesn't speak that much English, so my French has really progressed well. It's the same situation with my school. There are three other exchange students in my city and they all attend the private catholic school in the city, while I attend the a public arts school a little outside the city. I really love my school! The students are very interesting and friendly, and there is always something going on. school is pretty long here, it starts at 8:15 and ends at 6 pm. But this is really good because I hear a lot of French throughout the day.
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German Finds Rotary Stone In Western Europe Ernest Hauser 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
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Maria Jose Perez
First College Graduate of Children of the Dump
 
A note from Bill Davis
 
At the meeting last week assistant Governor Dale Mellencamp offered some kind words about the history of our club with the Children of the Dump project in Nicaragua and at that meeting I mentioned that the first college graduate from the Children of the Dump, Maria Jose Perez, had spoken to our club several years ago.
I thought the members might be interested in the update I received from Maria this afternoon. Picture attached.
 
Message from Maria:
 
“I finished my MBA degree last year and was admitted as a CPA last month.
Member of the Rotary Club of Chinendega San Cristobal and will become an officer of the Club in two weeks.
 
A volunteer with Foundation Chinendega 2001.
 
Employed by the largest sugar company in Nicaragua as an auditor.
 
I am married and am so grateful for all the Rotarian support for our community and myself.
Maria”
 
Some history:
 
Assistant District Governor Dale Mellencamp shared an example of what Rotary does to help others. He recognized our club's initiation of The Children of the Dump project that rescued children that were living off of food obtained from the local dump in , Chinandega, Nicaragua. Several Rotarians that were involved shared the activities that were involved in initiating the project. This project was ultimately used as a template for International Projects. We continue to provide monetary support. Rotarians Frank Huezo and Jim Kite have done excellent jobs in continuing this project. Father Marco Dessy, a local Priest played a pivotal role. Numerous children have obtained an education to help them move forward in life. Go to www.childrenofthedumps.org to learn more. Service Above Self.
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Children of The Dump History
 
In the remote northwest corner of Nicaragua, just three hours from Houston, Texas there lived over 800 children living off of the garbage of the city dump of the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua. These children were digging through the garbage, with their bodies full of open sores, desperately looking for something to eat. Children were competing with dogs, cattle and adults for scraps of food.
 
In 1995 a missionary, Padre Marco Dessy, began working with these children by means of a small school where the students also received a hot lunch each day; but he only had room and funds to support about 90 children. A Rotary Club from Humble, Texas began an effort to expand the school and provide additional funds. Then in 1998, Hurricane Mitch destroyed the northern region around Chinandega leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless with their homes, farms, cattle, tools and everything gone. They also ended up at the city dump compounding the problem. Rotarians from the Houston area responded.
 
 
Children of the Dump History Ernest Hauser 2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Sep 19, 2016
The Rotary Club of Humble is honored to sponsor Annum Jaffer for a Global Scholarship.  Annum was referred to us by the Rotary Club of West U.  She graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 2013 and is currently a third year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. 
 
Annum is highly active in both local and global communities.  She has been a founding member or leader to 5 service based organizations.  In addition to leading those groups, she is an active participant in many other groups and independent volunteering projects.  We are particularly moved by her choice to volunteer independently in Greece last year.   Upon arriving in Lesvos, she found the Moria Refugee Camp. She worked there in the medical clinic assisting Turkish refugees.  She is making plans to travel to the middle east this winter vacation to find another project.
 
Annum’s intended area of focus for the Global Scholarship is Peace and Conflict Resolution.  Her personal and academic interests are pediatrics, global health, and human rights advocacy.  Her travels and experiences have allowed her to see how poor health and wellness are directly tied to conflict.  It is her vision to bridge the gap. 
This young lady lives the ideal of service above self.  She is an ambitious young leader and we are confident she will represent our club and Rotary well.  You can look forward to meeting her at an upcoming Wednesday meeting soon.
 
The District anticipates awarding three $30,000 Global Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year and we understand that there are currently six candidates. Interviews with the candidates will take place on November19, 2016.
 
Submitted by  former Rotary Global Scholar Jennifer Mutchler who will serve as Annum's counsellor.
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Kathy Martin of Mission NE Ernest Hauser 2016-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
8000 Die Everyday Because of Waterborne Disease Ernest Hauser 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarians Attend Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Ernest Hauser 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Presidential message

John F. Germ

John F. Germ

President 2016-17

September 2016

In the summer of 1917, only a few months after the United States entered the first world war, Rotary held its eighth annual convention in Atlanta. Although many Rotarians at the time thought the convention should be canceled, the Board of Directors ultimately agreed with Paul Harris that it should continue as planned. In the midst of such uncertainty and fear, Harris penned, as part of his convention greeting, some of the most-quoted words in Rotary:

 

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Brandon Arrives In Germany Ernest Hauser 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Bienvenue Hannah in France Ernest Hauser 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotary Supports Imagination Library Ernest Hauser 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 15, 2016
Humble Rotary supports early childhood literacy through Imagination Library
By Melanie Feuk | Posted 21 hours ago

With the new school year fast approaching, the Humble Rotary is proud to continue providing a pre-school literacy program that helps promote early childhood reading, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
 
The Imagination Library provides a child from birth to the age of 5 years old with an age-appropriate book every month.
“The Humble Rotary adopted the Lakeland Elementary School area and we wanted to make sure we’re putting books into the houses of the children in the area we support,” Pam McNair, president of Humble Rotary, said. “With school starting, we’ll be sending home flyers with students and informing families through the school about this opportunity.”
The Humble Rotary has partnered with Dolly Parton since last year to provide this service to children in the Lakeland Elementary School area in Humble. For $25 annually per child enrolled, Humble Rotary now sponsors the memberships of more than 60 children benefiting from the program.

“This is a wonderful program,” McNair said. “Humble Rotary wanted to be involved in literacy and there is nothing better than to partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It’s a respected program and we are more than happy to be a part of it. “Statistics show that children with books in their house have a higher rate of graduating. A child, who has 60 books by the time they start school, has a nearly 100 percent chance of graduating from high school. That is the purpose of the Imagination Library; to get books into the home to increase the literacy rate and up the chance of graduating.”

Ivan Butterfield, community service literacy chair of Rotary district 5890, is an avid proponent of the Imagination Library. He expands on the importance of introducing young children to literature.“Some neurologists are now urging parents to start reading to their children from birth,” Butterfield said. “This helps the child build a foundation for future learning. If a child is not exposed to books by the time they are 3 to 5 years old, studies show when they enter school, they have a great possibility of not reading at grade level by third grade and if a child is not at grade level by third grade, they are much more likely to drop out before graduation.

“A parent is a child’s first teacher. To take just minutes a day reading with a child develops multiple different skill sets. Those sets are the foundation of learning and that is what the Imagination Library strives to provide.”

For more information about Humble Rotary visit www.humblerotary.com 

To learn more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library visit www.imaginationlibrary.com.


    
    
    

        
      
Humble Rotary Supports Imagination Library Literacy Program Ernest Hauser 2016-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Aug 07, 2016
Pam McNair and Susan Brodbeck receive their Paul Harris Award for hitting a new mile stone in contributions.
 
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Posted by Eric Lavezzari on Aug 07, 2016
Rotaries August 3rd Guest Speaker: Dr. John J. Theis - Director, Center for Civic Engagement, Lone Star College
 
Dr. Theis spoke to us about how Civic Engagement helps to promote the quality of life in a community through both political and nonpolitical processes.  He spoke to us about his program helps young individuals to learn many different executive skills like self-control, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity. These skills will help to aid students well into the future as they finish degrees and enter the workforce.  
 
 
 
 
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Wayne Robbins Will Be Missed Eric Lavezzari 2016-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Aug 01, 2016
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
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Rotary's Six Areas of Focus Ernest Hauser 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 30, 2016

PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE

John F. Germ

JOHN F. GERM

PRESIDENT 2016-17

AUGUST 2016

Forty years ago, a man named George Campbell, the owner of the company I worked for, invited me to join Rotary. Back then, that was a common practice in the United States. Your boss invited you to join Rotary because he thought it would be good for business and good for the community, and you said yes. It’s not surprising that our membership surged during that period.
 
George warned me not to use Rotary as an excuse to slack off at work. Even so, I always had time to attend lunch meetings and serve on committees. I never had to worry that taking a long lunch once a week would hurt my advancement, or what my boss would think about the occasional Rotary phone call at work.
Today, things are different. Companies are less generous about time, and not every manager looks favorably on community service. It’s hard to enjoy a Rotary meeting when you’ve got emails piling up on your phone. It’s harder than ever to balance work with Rotary – and the model that gave us so much growth a few decades ago is part of what’s holding back our growth now.
 

 

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Humble Rotary Recognizes 10 Youth Exchange Students Ernest Hauser 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 24, 2016
Eric Scott, Proprietor of Christopher's Italian Restaurant, presented a very timely presentation about the social times that we are confronted with and equated to a good stew and reminded us about our national motto of E Pluribus Unum.
 
 his presentation follows.
Eric Scott, Remembering E Plubrius Unum Ernest Hauser 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2016
Heath Rushing, CEO of Memorial Herman made a presentation about the history of Memorial Hermann and where they are headed to meet the health needs of the community.
 
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Youth Exchange Orientation Ernest Hauser 2016-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 23, 2016
Humble Rotarians Creating Picassos
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A good time was had by Humble Rotarians as the created Picassos at the membership mixer that Kelly put together.
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Gwendal Departs, Adieu To Our French Buddy Ernest Hauser 2016-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary New Years Resolution Ernest Hauser 2016-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
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WHY THE ROTARY YEAR BEGINS 1 JULY
 
Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended. The convention of the Rotary Clubs of America was held in Rotary’s birthplace, Chicago, in 1910.
 
Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.
 
 
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Susan recognized as Featured Volunteer of The Week
 
Our own Susan has been recognized as Featured Volunteer of The Week by Better Homes/Gary Greene Realtors. Her picture and a write-up is on page 5A of the July 6 Kingwood Observer.
 
 
Susan Brodbeck currently serves as Rotary Youth Exchange Officer for The Rotary Club of Humble. In the past Susan has served as President of Humble Rotary 2014-2015, Youth Exchange Counselor, District Rotary Short Term Exchange Coordinator, and Humble Rotary Festival and fundraiser chair.
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jul 02, 2016
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ROTARY PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE FOR JULY
 
JOHN F. GERM
PRESIDENT 2016-17
JULY 2016
 
Today, we look ahead toward a Rotary year that may one day be known as the greatest in our history: the year that sees the world's last case of polio. Wild poliovirus caused only 74 cases of polio in 2015, all of them in Afghanistan and Pakistan. As we continue to work tirelessly toward our goal of eradication, we must also look beyond it: preparing to leverage our success into even greater successes to come.
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 17, 2016
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Farewell to Winnie on June 26th/27th and Gwendal on July 5th And
 
 
Farewell to Winnie
 
We will meet at Homewood Suites @ 9:30pm for Winnie on 06/26/16.Philippe will provide refreshments and  a shuttle to the airport.
 
Winnie will depart on June 27 at 1:15 AM on EVA Airlines # BR51 non-stop from IAH to Taipei!
 
Winnie is an outstanding young lady. Let’s let her know that we enjoyed her visit.
 
Farewell To Gwendal
 
We will meet at Homewood Suites @ 1:00pm for Gwendal on 07/05/16.Philippe will provide. coffee/tea/cookies and a shuttle to the airport.
 
Geendal is a special young man and has been a joy to know. Let’s show him how much we have enjoyed his visit with us.
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Induction Collage Ernest Hauser 2016-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 05, 2016
Humble Rotary Project Funding & Service Hours Application
 
Humble Rotary Applications for Project Funding and/or Service Hours for July1, 2016-June 30, 2017
is due by July 1. The application for funds/service is exhibited on the club website @ www.humblerotary.com
 
 
All applications for Project Funding as well as Service Hours, (Rotarians participating and providing service), will be submitted to the Club Community Service Chair.  Applications can be submitted electronically. All areas must be filled out for consideration of request. Funding is not available to political campaign or religious organizations. 
 
Details are available on the website @ www.humblerotary.com
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jun 04, 2016
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PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
 
K.R. RAVINDRAN
PRESIDENT 2015-16
JUNE 2016
 
British writer and Royal Air Force pilot Roald Dahl was also an avid photographer who carried his beloved Zeiss camera on his many adventures. At a time when each photograph had to be laboriously developed by hand, on film or glass plate negatives, he amassed a collection of hundreds of images. In later years, these photographs served as a visual record of his travels, a way to document his experiences and share them with others. Yet he always spoke of his memories as being far more vivid than the photographs could ever reflect. So many events and experiences, he said, were simply impossible to capture; they could not be adequately conveyed in images or words.
Language may fail, and photographs fade; minds are fallible, and details are lost. But some experiences, as Dahl said, never dim; they stand out in our memories, even after decades, as a wall of flame. They rear up forever over the landscape of our past, dividing our lives into what came before and what came after.
 
That metaphor has stayed with me throughout the past year as I have traveled the world for Rotary. For indeed, this entire year has stood, and will always stand, as a wall of flame in my mind, dividing my life into before and after.
When I think back over these 12 months, I see a bright kaleidoscope of images cascading before my eyes, day after day, week after week. The anxious parents in Chandigarh, India, hovering at the bedside of the child recovering from lifesaving heart surgery. The bright flags of Nepal fluttering over an entire village that had been rebuilt after the devastating earthquake. The feeling of awe in St. Peter’s Square at the Jubilee of Rotarians celebrated by Pope Francis. Joyful gatherings around the world, in so many countries, in so many languages – with friends I had never before met, my brothers and sisters in Rotary.
 
To serve as president of Rotary International is a colossal undertaking, one that cannot be truly conveyed in images or words. It is a wall of flame that will burn forever in my memory, dancing with light, shifting in shadow. A thousand images jostle together in my mind, a thousand recollections, a thousand emotions. Together, they form a great mosaic; together, they show the bright and glorious work of your hands.
 
As this Rotary year draws to a close, I am prouder than ever to be part of this great organization: one that makes the world not poorer, but richer; replaces despair with hope; raises up those whom fate has brought low; and is a gift to so many, while allowing each of us to Be a Gift to the World.
 
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Rotary, Humanity in Motion Ernest Hauser 2016-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 23, 2016

The Humble Rotary Club awarded two scholarships to Humble ISD students.

A  $5,000 Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES) scholarship was presented to Natalia Adonai Paz and a $2,000 Career and Technical Education (CATE) scholarship was awarded to Chyler Killian.

 

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Four Way Test Essay Contest Ernest Hauser 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 20, 2016
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Rotary Serving Humanity
 
Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.  Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
 
“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ.  Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.
 
After a historic year in which transmission of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and all of Africa, Germ said we are closer than ever to ending polio.  “We are at a crossroads in Rotary,” he added. “We are looking ahead at a year that may one day be known as the greatest year in Rotary’s history: the year that sees the world’s last case of polio.”  Last year’s milestones leave just two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the virus still circulates. Polio would be only the second human disease ever to be eradicated.  When that moment arrives, it’s “tremendously important” that Rotary is ready for it, said Germ. “We need to be sure that we are recognized for that success, and leverage that success into more partnerships, greater growth, and even more ambitious service in the decades to come.”
 
Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, encouraged attendees to return to their clubs and communities and spread the word about Rotary’s role in the fight for a polio-free world.
 
“People who want to do good will see that Rotary is a place where they can change the world. Every Rotary club needs to be ready to give them that opportunity,” Germ said.
Enhancing Rotary’s image isn’t the only way to boost membership. “We need clubs that are flexible, so our service will be more attractive to younger members, recent retirees, and working people.”
 
He added: “We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward.”
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 18, 2016
Scholarship Winners
 
Jack Fields, Sr Endowment Scholarship winners were: Roderick Davis Jr, Eric Moll, Alejandro Puente, Tate Madison, Lyle Khendal and Isabel Rodriquez. Each was awarded $1000.
 
Four Way Essay Test contest winners: Bridget Davies, $1000; Amber Nguyen, $1500: Hannah Sanders, $2000. Each of the contestants read their essays.
CARES scholarship winner of a $5000 scholarship was Adonai Paz. The CATE scholarship of $2000 was awarded to Chyler Killian.
 
It was a great day for education and a satisfying experience for the Rotary Club of Humble. 11 scholarships valued at $17,500.
 
Dr. Say did a great job and was supported by lots of Rotarians. He hit the nail on the head when he said “Today’s meeting is a celebration of Academic Success and the commitment of the Humble Rotary Club to recognize and reward graduating students of Humble ISD who are receiving scholarships and students whose 4-way Test Essays were chosen to be read at our meeting today.  All of these students have demonstrated a commitment to academic achievement and exemplify the qualities we value for the leaders of our community in the future.”
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 18, 2016
Dr. Say did a great job and hit the nail on the head when he said "
 
Today’s meeting is a celebration of Academic Success and the commitment of the Humble Rotary Club to recognize and reward graduating students of Humble ISD who are receiving scholarships and students whose 4-way Test Essays were chosen to be read at our meeting today.  All of these students have demonstrated a commitment to academic achievement and exemplify the qualities we value for the leaders of our community in the future.
 
Enjoy a collage of the activities.
 
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 17, 2016
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Dr. Sconzo was honored for his service to the community and school district Friday night at the Humble Civic Center
 
The  community l honored the work and legacy of Dr. Guy Sconzo as he retires from public education after 40 years of service. Not only has Dr. Sconzo worked tirelessly at the helm of one of the state’s largest fast-growth school districts, but he has also been a true champion for our community and our businesses.

Dr. Sconzo joined the Humble ISD family as Superintendent in June 2001. In the 15 years of his service, Humble ISD opened 14 new schools and went through 60 percent student enrollment growth. Under his leadership, Humble ISD was named the "Best Large District in Texas" in the 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards. Dr. Sconzo’s legacy will always have an impact in our community and in our hearts.
 
Numerous Rotarians were involved in the festivities. Al Moore described the hiring of Dr. Sconzo and Bonnie described his service to the district. Dan Huberty participated a humerous description of what retirement was going to be like.
 
Two table of Rotarians attended the event.
 
Dr. Sconzo Honored at “Legacy of Leadership” Celebration. Ernest Hauser 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 17, 2016
We will honor our host moms with Paul Harris Awards and bid farewell to Winnie and Gwendal.
 
Out host moms make it possible for us to have an outstanding Youth Exchange Program. They are the glue tjat leeps things together.
 
We have been very fortunate to have Winnie and Gwendal with us this past year. They have been outstanding representatives of their parents and countries. We have learned a lot and the have also. We will miss them.
 
Reflect back on the youth shown in a collage of Youth Exchange Students that have visited with us in the past.
Paul Harris Awards for Host Moms and Good Bye to Winnie and Gwendal Ernest Hauser 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Time For Rotary Ernest Hauser 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary, Humanity In Motion Ernest Hauser 2016-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 14, 2016
Humble Rotary to Present 11 Scholarships
 
Wednesday’s program will highlight educational support for seniors of the Humble ISD as $17,500 will be invested in 11 scholarships for graduating seniors. The annual Four Way Essay Contest will award 3 winners a total of $4500, 450 students participated in this competition. A $5000 C.A.R.E.S  (Community Award Recognizing Excellence in Service). Scholarship will be presented to a senior for their service to the community, grade performance and leadership positions held. The scholarship is for outstanding student leaders. A $2,000 C.A.T.E (Career and Technical Education) scholarship will be awarded to assist an individual who plans on attending a vocational or community college to further their education will be awarded.  The Jack Fields Sr. Educational Foundation has asked Humble Rotary to manage the selection and awarding of Six $1000 Scholarships.
 
The Rotary Club of Humble is investing in the future of our youth as we seek to help them further their education
Humble Rotary to Present 11 Scholarships Ernest Hauser 2016-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 14, 2016
WHAT'S NEXT FOR ROTARY?
 
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian
Demographic change is a drama in slow motion. It unfolds incrementally, tick by tock, but it transforms societies in fundamental ways – and the America of the early 21st century is undergoing two such dramas at the same time.
 
Our population is en route to becoming majority nonwhite at the same time a record share of us (like me) is going gray. Either trend by itself would be the dominant demographic story of its era. The fact that they’re unfolding simultaneously has created giant generation gaps. The United States is at a moment in its history when young and old don’t look alike, think alike, vote alike, or use technology alike.
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Why Rotary, Share It With Your Friends Ernest Hauser 2016-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
History of Women In Rotary Ernest Hauser 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on May 07, 2016
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History of Mother's Day

Mother's Day in the United States was first proclaimed in 1870 in Boston by
Julia Ward Howe, and Howe called for it to be observed each year nationally
in 1872. As originally envisioned, Howe's "Mother's Day" was a call for
Pacifism and disarmament by women. Early "Mother's Day" was mostly marked by
women's peace groups. A common early activity was the meeting of groups of
mothers whose sons had fought or died on opposite sides of the American
Civil War.

In 1907 Mother's Day was first celebrated in a small private way by Anna
Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia, to commemorate the anniversary of her
mother's death two years earlier on May 9, 1905. Jarvis's mother, also named
Anna Jarvis, had been active in Mother's Day campaigns for peace and
worker's safety and health. The younger Jarvis launched a quest to get wider
recognition of Mother's Day. The celebration organized by Jarvis on May 10,
1908 involved 407 children with their mothers at the Andrew's Methodist
Church in Grafton. The following campaign to recognize Mother's Day was
financed by clothing merchant John Wanamaker. As the custom of Mother's Day
spread, the emphasis shifted from the pacificism and reform movements to a
general appreciation of mothers.

The first official recognition of the holiday was by West Virginia in 1910.
A proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day was
signed by U.S. president Woodrow Wilson on May 14, 1914.
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Graham Sharp was recognized as Assistant District Governor of the year at the District Conference.. Graham and Barbara are special folks and an important asset to our club. They are always helping us at our projects and the Festival.
 
Congratulations Graham.
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Presidential message
 
K.R. Ravindran
President 2015-16
May 2016
 
Some years ago, in the Kano plains of Kenya, a well-meaning development agency took on the task of improving water availability to a rural community. Committees were formed, meetings were held, and the local people were consulted. The main need the community identified was improved delivery of water for irrigation and livestock. A plan to meet this need was created, and the work was soon begun, exactly as the community representatives had requested.
 
Yet once construction began, it was met by immediate protest from groups of community women, who came to the site and physically blocked workers from building diversion channels. Upon further investigation, the agency realized that the water it was diverting for farming came from the only source, for dozens of families, of water for cooking, drinking, and washing. The entire project had to be scrapped.
 
Why? Because it had never occurred to a single member of the all-male team in charge to consult the local women. At every stage, it was assumed that the men knew the needs, spoke for the community, and were able to represent it. Clearly, this was far from the case. The women knew the needs of the community, and its resources, far better – but their opinion was never sought.
 
 
Monthly Letter of Rotary International President, Importance Of Women In Rotary Ernest Hauser 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Emergency Management of the Houston Airport System
 
Frank Ciaccio, .Emergency Management Coordinator for the Houston Airport System (HAS) Will Report on the Emergency Management Functions of the Houston Airport System. 
 
 
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District Conference Pictures Ernest Hauser 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 28, 2016
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Mitigating Risk Through Effective Records Retention
 
Records Management for Small Businesses
 
Pat Vice, CRM, FAI
 
Mitigating risk through effective records retention programs will identify (1) risks of not having a developed retention program, (2) steps to establishing a retention program, (3) how technology and business requirements impact your business, and (4) the need for all companies, small, medium and large need to establish policies and procedures.
 
 
Mitigating Risk Through Effective Records Retention , Wednesday Program Ernest Hauser 2016-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 24, 2016
Hats off to Harold for his leadership of the raffle sales. He invested a lot of time in the management of the clubs sales. We need to buy some key man insurance on Mike for his 150 or so in sales. Pictured are a threesome of Milan, Mike and Paul. Add these up and your will come with approximately 220 or more in sales. Robbins Auto sold 40 tickets. There were numerous other Rotarians who sold more than 20 tickets. A total of more than 50 Rotarians participated in the sales. Everybody's  efforts played an important role in our total sales of more than 750 tickets. 
 
The winner of the raffle is the good that is done in the community. As Mike so eloquently said he did not sell raffle tickets, he sold the benefits of what we do in the community for those looking for an opportunity to change their lives.
Hats Off To Harold, Mike, Robbins Auto, Milan & Paul For Raffle Sales Ernest Hauser 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Festival Photos From Observer Ernest Hauser 2016-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
We Will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary next year. Enjoy a description of our history.
 
History of The Rotary Club of Humble Intercontinental.
 
On April 6, 1967, Dalton Hammock of the sponsoring Northeast Houston Rotary Club called to order an organizational meeting of the Humble Provisional Rotary Club. At this meeting, officers and directors were elected and another meeting scheduled for the following week: Those elected were as follows: President, Dayne O'Kelley: Vice President, N. R. Dickson; Sec.-Treasurer; Dwayne McGaughey; Sergeant at Arms; Jack Fields. All officers were to serve as directors and two additional directors, H. E. McKay, M.D., and Rev. B. R. Wimberley. were elected.
 
At the April 19, 1967 meeting of the Humble Provisional Rotary Club. two major accomplishments were attained. First, a permanent name, Humble-Intercontinental Rotary Club was adopted. and secondly. a list of charter members made. Those listed as charter members were : Homer Combs, Jack Fields, Rick Dickson, H. E. McKay, M. D. , Grady Simmons, Lester Winter, D, B. McDonald, Troy L. Marler, Edwin B. Kersh, Rev. B. R. Wimberley, Jim L. Strader, Donald R. Clark, K. Dwayne McGaughey, Joe M.Walker, C. B. (Buck) Lindsey. Fred Underwood, John Hoyt, Wayne Robbins, E. W.(Sonny) Robbins, George Pilgreen, George E.. Turner, and Dayne O'Kelley. After a few months it was decided that an experienced Rotarian was needed to aid in laying a better foundation for the club.Working in the area was Dale Wherry, a past president of Rotary Ciubs in San Antonio and Donna, Texas. He agreed to come as president and proved to be an invaluable asset in the early growth and establishment of the club.
 
The club has been served since its inception by the following presidents: Dayne O'Kelley, 1967: Dale Wherry, 1967 -1968; John Hoyt, 1968-1969; H. E. McKay, N{.D., 1969-1970; Jack Fields, 1970-1971 Earl Domengeaux , 1917-1912; Rev. B. R. Wimberley, l97 2-197 3 ; Leroy Page, 1973-1974;Thomas E. Richards, 1974-1975; F. M. Hall, 1975; J. Alford Moore, D.V.M.. 1975-1976; George E. Turner, 1976-1977.
 
Through the years, the club has sponsored a number of projects. Major fund-raising projects have been the annual spaghetti supper held in conjunction with the Humble High School Basketball Tournament each December, and the publication of the Humble High School football program.
 
Major contributions made by the club have been to the Octavia Fields Memorial Library, Ellen B. Lane Center in the Aldine Independent School District, Humble High School Athletic Department, Boy Scouts of America and the area little leagues. In 1973 vocational scholarships were initiated at Humble High School and MacArthur High School. Each year since that time the club has given these scholarships to deserving young people in need of funds to attend a vocational training school. The club currently has 61 members and does much in the way of public service and leadership.
 
Written circa 1977 by the Daughters of the American Republic in an article in a book about the history of Humble
 
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Youth Exchange Day Trip To Austin Ernest Hauser 2016-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Around The World, A World of Service Ernest Hauser 2016-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 22, 2016
Houston Police Department Hostage Negotiation  Team

Lieutenant Mike Novak, Sergeant Homer  Garza,Senior Police Officer Mike Garrett and Senior Police  Officer  Allen DeWoody will provide an overview of the HNT and the department's policies on its use. The presentation will include the organizational structure of the Tactical Operations Division; the process for deploying the HNT; the structure of the HNT; its selection and training process.

Questions will be taken from the audience.

 
 
Wednesday Program Houston Police Department Hostage Negotiation  Team Ernest Hauser 2016-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Mature "Children" Had Fun Ernest Hauser 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
A Great Car Show Under Leadership of Tom Gibbins Ernest Hauser 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
The Children Had a Great Time @ Festival Ernest Hauser 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
A Great Festival Under Leadership of Pam Ernest Hauser 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
Two Classic Models Ernest Hauser 2016-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 10, 2016
Kim shared a lot of pictures from her youth exchange experience. In reviewing the picture you can see how each of the students has become a part of the Davitt's family. What a dedicated family.
Youth Exchange Davitt Family Ernest Hauser 2016-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 09, 2016
 
British Support for Jonathan
 
We were pleased to have some British support for Jonathan as made an excellent presentation about his great Grand Father, Sir Winston Churchill. Jonathan is co-author of God and Churchill.
 
There were members of the Kingwood British Ladies and the Brigadoon Chapter of the
DBE (Daughter’s of the British Empire).
 
Pictured with Jonathan are
 
 Kathy Hubener
Paauline Symon
Annette Scott
Geoff McEwan
Brenda & Jack Knight
Shirl & Ernie Northam
Diana & Paul Barker
Virginia & Richard Murray
Ann & Lester Chase
Beryl & Glen Ragsdale
 
PS: Not sure who all was in the picture as there are more names than those in the picture.
 
 
The Kingwood British Ladies is a social and support group that helps recent arrivals how to adjust to life in Texas. The group was formed about 40 years ago. Most of our members have been friends for many years. We meet every month for either lunch or hospitality in a members home for coffee and gossip!
 
The Brigadoon Chapter of the DBE (Daughters of the British Empire)  is based in Kingwood. It is one of 19 chapters in the Houston area. The DBE raises money mainly to support Mountbatten House in the Highlands which is one of four assisted living residences in the USA. The main fundraiser is the British Festival held in Nov. specializing in British foods, pub lunches, afternoon teas. Brigadoon Chapter make traditional Christmas cakes.
 
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Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 09, 2016
Christopher Scott, a young musician, will be a feature at the Festival. He plays guitar and drums as he presents country-blues with a little pop mixed in. He provides voice with the instruments. He says that "Music isn't what I do, it's what I am". Visit www.christopherscottmusician.com to learn more about this outstanding young man.
 
Musician Christopher Scott Will Perform At Festival Ernest Hauser 2016-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Apr 02, 2016
Each week we enjoy interacting with our Youth Exchange Students. This is a great program that takes a lot of work planning and work. Susan has done a great job in leading this program and her dedicated committee. There are a multitude of meetings and orientation meetings that are necessary to make all this happen. An important ingredient of this program are the host families. They do a great job and devote their time to host these students. They become a part of their family.
 
Let all of our members that are involved with this program and let them know how much we appreciate them. They make it possible for us to enjoy the opportunity to know these outstanding young students from around the world. Winnie and Gwendal are excellent examples of what this program is about.
We Enjoy Our Youth Exchange Students Ernest Hauser 2016-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Five Women Develop More Than $1 Million In Rotary Global Grants Bill Davis 2016-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 27, 2016
A Timeline for the Cartegena Project That Felipe Conducted
 
  • 4/15/12     Read newspaper about president Obama visit to Colombia, article mentioned Ronald McDonald Foundation (RMF) was going to help a hospital in Cartagena but saying medical equipment was needed.
  • 5/?/12     Contacted RMF president for South America
  • 6/1/12     Meeting in Colombia with Ronald McDonald Foundation personnel to hear about needs
  • 8/12/12     Traveled to Cartagena to meet hospital officials and to get specifics about project. Explored possibility of doing a donation of a Project CURE container
  • 10/28/12     Assessor from CURE, Denver office went to Cartagena to assess hospital needs (hospital paid for this expense)
  • Spring of 2013     Hospital revaluated business plan and decided getting the CURE container was not the priority but obtaining license to perform surgeries. Our project was adjusted accordingly to provide instead the new equipment needed to get the license.
  • 10/24/13     Formal request for funds pledge was sent to the Cartagena Rotary Club
  • 10/31/13     GG application was drafted
  • Winter of 2013     GG was submitted
  • 4/9/14    RI advised Humble president Jim Randall that GG was approved
  • 6/6/14    GG was funded, Cartagena club got money transfer from RI
  • 6/10/14     Equipment was purchased
  • 8/19/14     First batch of equipment was received by hospital, partial report was submitted to RI
  • 10/28/14     traveled to Colombia to witness delivery of last batch of equipment to hospital
  • 11/19/14     final report sent to RI. Little after that RI accepted report to their satisfaction and closed the GG
 
It took two and one half years to bring this project to fruition. A job well done by Felipe, a dedicated Rotarian. Where there is a will, there is a way.
 
A Timeline for the Cartegena Project That Felipe Conducted Ernest Hauser 2016-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 26, 2016
 
 Leader of Tomorrow Award presented to
Cheyanne Jones by Rotary Club of Humble
 
The Rotary Club of Humble awarded Kingwood Park High School student Cheyanne Jones the Leader of Tomorrow recognition award at their March 23, 2016, luncheon meeting.  Cheyanne is a junior where she is engaged in the JROTC program, AVID program, and several AP courses.
 
Cheyanne’s schedule remains busy through her commitment to academic success.  She has chosen to attend classes in the evening and volunteers in the community through her involvement and role in the JROTC program.
She plans on attending college and becoming a chemical engineering.  Immediately following graduation from college, her goal is to join the Navy like her mother and father did.  She acknowledges her mother Ms. Amanda Jones and father Mr. Waylon Jones for their support and guidance in her own aspirations.
 
Through her personal life experiences, educational experiences, and role in the JROTC program; Cadet Jones says that she recognizes how important the skills of communication and appropriate social skills are in meeting individuals in all settings.  First impressions are important.     She also noted that she tries her best at everything she does or is given to do.  It is important to any goal that you do your best.
 
The “Leader of Tomorrow” award will be given to a student from each of the Humble ISD high schools during the year.  The award recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership capability, academic success, and service and respect to others. The Humble ISD Police Department representative at each high school will lead the process to select the student on campus.   
 
Join Leaders—Exchange Ideas—Build Friendships—Serve Community—Change Lives
 
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit www.humblerotary.com and www.Rotary.org  
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Cheyanne Jones Awarded Leader of Tomorrow Award Ernest Hauser 2016-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary At A Glance Ernest Hauser 2016-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 25, 2016
Dr. Sara Beck, one of 5 women who produced more than $1 million in Global Grant projects.
 
Dr. Sara Beck – worked for NASA programming the robotic arms on the space shuttles and space station and was the co-founder of the Central Houston Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB USA). Aerospace engineering degree, University of Colorado, Master’s Georgia Tech and most recently a PhD from Colorado. She is currently conducting water reuse research at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok on a Fulbright Fellowship. As a volunteer with EWB Sara brought the first Grant project to Bill Davis, a water project in San Salvador that Humble Rotary Club headed up. This relationship with Sara ultimately played a role in the development of over $1 million in projects that ultimately happened.
 
The other four women who have helped produce these grants are Global Scholars Isis Mejias,  Nicole Heydari , Anja Nikolova and  Ali Mondragon.
 
Sara Beck was the woman who introduced Bill to the Rotary Grant system
 
This information was shared by Bill Davis, who has participated in the ultimate development of these projects.
Dr. Sara Beck, one of 5 women who produced more than $1 million in Global Grant projects Ernest Hauser 2016-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Mattress Mack Presented an Inspiring Story About Service Above Self 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 17, 2016
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John Sandys
 
God and Churchhill
 
About Jonathan Sandys
Jonathan Sandys is the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill and an international public speaker on his life, times, and leadership skills. He has spoken before organizations such as NASA as well as universities and businesses. He lives in Houston, Texas. Wallace Henley is a prolific author who has served as a White House and Congressional aide. An award-winning journalist, he is currently a columnist for the Christian Post.
 
God and Churchill: How the Great Leader's Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours
 
When Winston Churchill was a boy of sixteen, he already had a vision for his purpose in life. "This country will be subjected somehow to a tremendous invasion . . . I shall be in command of the defences of London . . . it will fall to me to save the Capital, to save the Empire."It was a most unlikely prediction. Perceived as a failure for much of his life, Churchill was the last person anyone would have expected to rise to national prominence as prime minister and influence the fate of the world during World War II. But Churchill persevered, on a mission to achieve his purpose. God and Churchill tells the remarkable story of how one man, armed with belief in his divine destiny, embarked on a course to save Christian civilization when Adolf Hitler and the forces of evil stood opposed. It traces the personal, political, and spiritual path of one of history's greatest leaders and offers hope for our own violent and troubled times
 
Jonathan Sandys, Churchill's Great-Grandson, God and Churchill, Wednesday Program Ernest Hauser 2016-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 17, 2016

Officer Ulrich will educate us about the Open Carry Law that was passed recently.

Open Carry

As of January 1, 2016, holders of a Texas CHL or LTC are able to openly carry handguns in the same places that allow concealed carry with some exceptions. Openly carried handguns must be in a shoulder or belt holster.

Existing CHL holders may continue to carry with a valid license. New applicants will be required to complete training on the use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carry of openly carried handguns.

Exceptions to Open Carry

  • Open carry is not permitted on the premises of an institution or higher education or private or independent institution of higher education
  • Open carry is not permitted on any public or private driveway, street, sidewalk or walkway, parking lot, parking garage or other parking area of an institution of higher education or private or independent institution of higher education
  • Open carry is not permitted by an individual who is acting as a personal protection officer under Chapter 1702 Texas Occupations Code and is not wearing a uniform[12]
Officer Dwayne Ulrich - Open Carry Law and More Ernest Hauser 2016-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 12, 2016
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Humble Rotary Honors D.B. McDonald
 
The Rotary Club of Humble honored D. B. McDonald by awarding an Honorary Membership for his service and devotion to Rotary principles since the inception of Humble Rotary on April 19th in 1967.He also was recognized for perfect attendance at club meetings since the chartering of the club on April 19th of 1967.
 
An organizational meeting of the Humble Provisional Rotary Club was held on April 6, 1967. On April 19, 1967 a meeting of the Humble Provisional Rotary Club was held and D. B. was one of 22 Charter Members. Wayne Robbins an existing honorary member was also one of the charter members.
 
Humble Rotarian, Dr. Bob Cassidy, affectionately known as Dr. Bob shared what Humble was in those days and what the cost of goods and services were. Some of his comments were that there was no Hospital, no airport, no shopping, no 1960 by pass, no Kingwood. Humble High school was 18 months old, the average income was $7000, gas was 22 cents a gallon, and 2 hamburgers with fries and a coke was 50 cents plus tax.   
 
Dr. Bob shared how difficult it is to have perfect attendance for a time period of almost 50 years. “Assuming there are 48 meetings per year, that would mean that D.B. has attended 2400 meetings” without missing or doing a makeup. Rotary allows a member to make up a missed meeting by attending another Rotary’s club meeting, within a very limited time.
 
This was indeed an outstanding accomplishment.
 
Humble Rotarian Bruce Ward shared information about the clubs activities over these years. He concluded his comments by presenting an award for perfect attendance and an honorary membership.
 
Rotary’s eligibility for an Honorary Membership is limited to persons who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals.
 
D.B. was informed that as an Honorary member he no longer had to make meetings or pay dues. His comment was “what am I going to do on Wednesdays?” For the record, D.B. was at the next meeting.
 
The McDonald family is one of only four families that have had multiple memberships in Humble Rotary. Daughter Debbie McDonald has been a dedicated Humble Rotarian for numerous years.   
 
Debbie prepared a pictorial history of D.B.’s life and activity in Rotary.
Humble Rotary Honors D.B. McDonald Ernest Hauser 2016-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 10, 2016
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Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, Capitalism with a Cause is Wednesday’s Program
 
McIngvale was born on February 11, 1951, in Starkville, Mississippi. He graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas. He and his wife have three children.
 
McIngvale is best known for his energetic, fast-paced sales pitches, typically ending with some variant of his catchphrase "saves you money!" His distinctive sales style originated from an incident that occurred early on in Gallery Furniture's history. Faced with financial difficulties, McIngvale invested all his remaining money, approximately $10,000, in a television commercial to be aired on two stations. While watching the commercial being produced, he became dissatisfied and ad-libbed a sales pitch, 'Gallery Furniture saves you money!',  speaking  rapidly because of the limited amount of time available. The commercial proved very effective, and his sales increased dramatically afterward.
 
Gallery Furniture, established in 1981, has been consistently ranked in Furniture Today’s Top 100 Furniture Retailers for some time and currently ranks as the Sales-per-Square-Foot leader for independent retailers in the United States. The store has around $200 million in sales per year. It originally sold less expensive furniture targeted toward lower-income individuals but has since expanded to include higher-end furniture.
 
Hard Work, Great Ambition
 
Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has always believed in God, country, family and hard work. A tireless powerhouse, Mack is usually found standing at the front desk of the original Gallery Furniture store on North Freeway, greeting every customer and overseeing the sales activities of the store, seven days a week. He never stops moving, and his energy is infectious to all who come in contact with this Houston icon.
With only $5,000 and a dream to build the world's biggest furniture store, Mack opened Gallery Furniture under tents on the side of the freeway over 30 years ago. He has never stopped charging forward and upward. TODAY, his dream is a multi-million dollar enterprise employing over 400 American workers.
 
Houston's Philanthropist
 
While Mack's promotions are well known, his philanthropy is legendary. "We believe in 'Capitalism with a Cause'," explains Mack when asked why he gives so much to the community, schools, universities and more. "Why work so hard if you can't do something positive with what you earn?"
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, Capitalism with a Cause is Wednesday’s Program Ernest Hauser 2016-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 08, 2016
Humble Rotary has a lot to be proud of. We have given the 6th largest amount to the Rotary Foundation in the history of the District. A list of the Top Ten are as follows.
  1. Houston--$1.33 mil
  2. Pasadena-$899 K
  3. West U $755 K
  4. University Area--$697 K
  5. Northshore-$644 K
  6. Humble--$637 K
  7. Brazosport $593
  8. Seabrook-$522 K
  9. Space Center $512 K
  10. Harrisburg $456
These amounts are in the total history of the district. 
Top Ten Foundation Giving Clubs In District Ernest Hauser 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotary Festival 2015 2016-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Mar 07, 2016
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Olivia Hernandez, Global Scholar, sponsored by the Humble Rotary Club, pictured with Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran
 
Global Scholar Introduction
 
Olivia will introduce herself as a global scholar and thank Rotary for providing me with this incredible opportunity. She will share an overview of herself, educational background, and plans for her studies at the University of Edinburgh and beyond.
 
Olivia is a senior at Rice University majoring in sociology. After graduation, she will be studying international development for one year at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland with a concentration in educational development.
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Olivia Hernandez, Global Scholar Ernest Hauser 2016-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 28, 2016
Last weeks meeting welcomed two new members, Kim Davitt and Stella Williamson and a Paul Harris Fellow was Awarded to Kelly Paull.
 
Last Weeks Meeting Ernest Hauser 2016-02-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 27, 2016
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November Update
            Do you all happen to remember how I said that October lasted forever? Well November was the exact opposite of that. So I'm gonna be completely honest and say that at the start of the month I didn’t have a great outlook. I knew coming in that this month would be the most difficult because there was literally nothing planned; it was just an empty month. However because of this outlook I learned a valuable lesson, life is lived best in the present. I discovered that in this otherwise bland month I was having a great time because I was taking each day and living. Not having anything to look forward to taught me how to look at the moment and has made November the most rewarding and actually a really fun month. Here are a few of the little things I did throughout the month:
  • Gave a presentation about the US and got to learn about all the other cultures at my school and I had a great time
  • Went ice skating with some friends and got into the Christmas spirit
  • Planted a tree with the other exchange students as a sign of our new life in Germany and as a sign of international friendship.
  • Went rock climbing with my soon-to-be host family and the exchange students
  • Enjoyed watching the city be dressed up and lit up for Christmas (they take it very seriously over here)
  • Had a great time at the Mindener Messe, a festival to celebrate the coming of advent. Ok that reason was a total guess I don’t know why it was held I just know it was fun.
  • Went hiking with the other exchangers through the woods from a castle to a nature station café.
  • Enjoyed the Christmas Market, especially at night
  • Went to the town (Hameln) that inspired the fairy tale “The Pied Piper” with my Councilor and got to see the amazing Christmas Market
  • And finally went to the top of the Mindener Dom and saw a spectacular view of my city
            Well I know I did it a bit differently this time but as I said there weren't many trips to talk about, just things that happened. But I'm so pleased with this month and the invaluable lesson it has taught me! Here’s to a wonderful last month of the year!
Tyelr OShea Report Form Germany, Youth Exchange Ernest Hauser 2016-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 26, 2016
Wednesday we will go over Festival assignments. This is a very important meeting in that this is an event that we all need to put our shoulders to the wagon so we can have a successful event. It will be a fun and rewarding experience as we raise money to fund the our humanitarian events for the coming year. We have 45 days to sell raffle tickets and information will be coming out that possibly can assist you in your sales. Know is the time for all good Rotarians to putt their shoulders to the wagon of success. 
 
Don't Forget that this weeks meeting is at the Phillip Cezeaux Recreation Building (humble Old Civic ..., located @ 100 N. Houston Avenue, Humble
 
 
 
Festival Assignments, Wednesdays Meeting Ernest Hauser 2016-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 26, 2016
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Texas Independence Day
An official state holiday in Texas
On March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico and became the Republic of Texas.
Life was never the same again.
For ten years, from 1836 to 1846, Texas existed precariously as a separate and unique nation. In Texas, March 2 is an official state holiday - Texas Independence Day. Each year, there are numerous parades, festivals and even a complete historical reenactment of the event.
Independence is declared; it must be maintained.
Sam Houston
Washington - March 2, 1836
The History
Fifty-four delegates of the Convention of 1836 began meeting on March 1 at the village of Washington-on-the-Brazos, located today between present-day Houston and Austin. Each of the settlements of Texas were represented by delegates elected one month earlier. The convention elected Richard Ellis president of the convention, and Herbert S. Kimble secretary.
 
Lone Star
A History of Texas and the Texans


The definitive history of Texas by T.R. Fahrenbach.
The delegates had very little time to debate over their mission. Delegate’s of Convention of 1836 wrote and adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence. This was done literally overnight. They elected a committee of five delegates to draft the document. The committee, consisted of George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney, prepared the declaration in record time. It was briefly reviewed, then adopted by the delegates of the convention the following day. Afterwards they prepared a Constitution for the newly formed Republic, and organized an an interim government. These actions were accomplished amid almost daily reports of the invasion on Texas soil by Mexico, and the collapse of the Alamo and destruction of its defenders.
The ad interim government that was created by the delegates took office at the close of the convention, and served until the following October, when general elections could be held. Officers of the newly formed Republic included:
  • David G. Burnet, President
  • Lorenzo de Zavala, Vice-president
  • Samuel P. Carson, Secretary of State
  • Thomas J. Rusk, Secretary of War
  • Bailey Hardeman, Secretary of Treasury
  • David Thomas, Attorney General
With their mission accomplished, the delegates and the newly formed government of the Republic of Texas adjourned in haste during the early morning hours of March 17, following news of the approach of Santa Anna and the Mexican army.
 
The pledge of allegiance to the Texas state flag is

   "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible."

 
Texas Independence Day, March 2 Ernest Hauser 2016-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 20, 2016
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History of Rotary
On February 23, 1905 a Chicago lawyer, Paul P. Harris, called three friends to a meeting. What he had in mind was a club that would kindle fellowship among members of the business community. It was an idea that grew from his desire to find within the large city the kind of friendly spirit that he knew in the villages where he had grown up.
 
The four businessmen didn’t decide then and there to call themselves a Rotary club, but their get-together was, in fact, the first meeting of the world’s first Rotary club. As they continued to meet, adding others to the group, they rotated their meetings among the members’ places of business, hence the name. Soon after the club name was agreed upon, one of the new members suggested a wagon wheel design as the club emblem. It was the precursor of the familiar cogwheel emblem now worn by Rotarians around the world. By the end of 1905, the club had 30 members. The second Rotary club was formed in 1908 half a continent away from Chicago in San Francisco, California. It was a much shorter leap across San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California, where the third club was formed. Others followed in Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, and New York City, New York. Rotary became international in 1910 when a club was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. By 1921 the organization was represented on every continent, and the name Rotary International was adopted in 1922.
 
The Founder of Rotary
Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, was born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, on April 19, 1868, but moved at the age of 3 to Wallingford, Vermont, to be raised by his grandparents. In the forward to his autobiography My Road to Rotary, he credits the friendliness and tolerance he found in Vermont as his inspiration for the creation of Rotary.
 
Trained as a lawyer, Paul gave himself five years after his graduation from law school in 1891 to see as much of the world as possible before settling down and hanging out his shingle. During that time, he traveled widely, supporting himself with a great variety of jobs. He worked as a reporter in San Francisco, a teacher at a business college in Los Angeles, a cowboy in Colorado, a desk clerk in Jacksonville, Florida, a tender of cattle on a freighter to England, and as a traveling salesman for a granite company, covering both the U.S. and Europe.
 
Remaining true to his five-year plan, he settled in Chicago in 1896, and it was there on the evening of February 23, 1905, that he met with three friends to discuss his idea for a businessmen’s club. This is commonly regarded as the first Rotary club meeting. Over the next five years, the movement spread as Rotary clubs were formed in other U.S. cities. When the National Association of Rotary Clubs held its first convention in1910, Paul was elected president.
After his term, and as the organizations only president-emeritus, Paul continued to travel extensively, promoting the spread of Rotary both in the USA and abroad. A prolific writer, Paul wrote several books about the early days of the organization and the role he was privileged to play in it. These include The Founder of Rotary, This Rotarian Age and the autobiographical My Road to rotary. He also wrote several volumes of Peregrinations detailing his many travels. He died in Chicago on January 27, 1947.
 
History of Rotary Ernest Hauser 2016-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 20, 2016
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Zachary Tice Recognized as a “Leader of Tomorrow”
by Rotary Club of Humble
 
The Humble Club of Rotary awarded Atascocita High School student Zachary Tice the Leader of Tomorrow recognition award at their February 17, 2016, luncheon meeting.   He serves as the Battalion Sergeant Major for the MCJROTC program at the high school.   Zachary’s mother, Ms. Pinnock, and Mike Lasyone, Senior Marine Corps Instructor for the MCJROTC program, at Atascocita High School, attended the luncheon.
 
Zachary engages in many activities at Atascocita High School including the Marine Corps JROTC program, Teen Community Emergency Response Training, Campus Clean Up, Teacher Support, and Flag Detail.
 
Additionally, he has participated in a wide variety of community relations activities:  Lake Houston 5K/10K, Eagle Springs Triathlon, Blue Star Moms, Veterans Appreciation events, Wreaths Across America, Fall Festivals/Carnivals, and the Humble Christmas Parade. He has accumulated approximately (50) volunteer hours annually.
 
He plans to join the United States Marine Corps in the future.   He acknowledges his mother Ms. Jennifer Pinnock and father Mr. Les Tice for their support and guidance in his own aspirations.
 
Through his personal life experiences, educational experiences, and role as Battalion Sgt.Maj. for the MCJROTC program; Zachary says he has learned the importance of setting a positive example, the importance of working hard toward his objectives, and the importance of providing consistent guidance to younger men/women in order to help shape them into well rounded citizens.
 
 The “Leader of Tomorrow” award will be given to a student from each of the Humble ISD high schools during the year.  The award recognizes students who have demonstrated leadership capability, academic success, and service and respect to others. The Humble ISD Police Department representative at each high school will lead the process to select the student on campus.   
 
Join Leaders—Exchange Ideas—Build Friendships—Serve Community—Change Lives
 
Leader Of Tomorrow Award, Zachary Tice Ernest Hauser 2016-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Patrick Lelsley, Stu Levin, Will share information about the  Rotary Benefactor Program 
 
Benefactors provide support for The Rotary Foundation’s Permanent Fund, which generates interest in perpetuity for humanitarian and educational programs such as:
  • Polio Eradication.
  • District Simplified Grants to fund projects in our own region.
  • Matching Grants to support humanitarian projects around the globe.
  • Group Study Exchange (GSE) program.
  • Ambassadorial Scholarships to further international understanding.
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowships.
How do I become a Benefactor?
You may become a Benefactor to The Rotary Foundation by making the Permanent Fund a beneficiary in your estate plans or by making an outright gift of US$1,000 or more to the Permanent Fund.
When you become a Benefactor, you will be presented with:
  • A commemorative certificate
  • An insignia that may be attached to a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin
  • A letter of appreciation
  • Benefactor Form – complete this form to become a Benefactor today.
 
 
Wednesday Program,Patrick Lelsley, Stu Levin, Rotary Benefactor Program Ernest Hauser 2016-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 15, 2016
Millie Garrison and her committee did an outstanding job at the Humble ISD Livestock Auction. They purchased 2 1/2 steers and 3 pigs. We invested approximately $10,000 and acquired approximately 3600 pounds of meat to be gifted to FamilyTime, HAAM and others. Job well done.
 
 
 
Livestock Auction Ernest Hauser 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 15, 2016
We were pleased to have our District Leaders come to hear the excellent presentation that Isis presented about the Uganda Water Project. This is a project that is impacting more than 5,000 lives and has an investment of more than $300,000. Bill Davis played an important role in raising money for this project, Pictured above are the following, left to right:
 
Sandy Liu, Past R.I. Director and Treasurer from Gulfway Hobby Andy Smallwood, Rotaractor from River Oaks Crystal Lopez, Eric Liu, Global Scholar to Geneva and Rotaractor from River Oaks Daniella Romero, DG Nominee from North Shore Bill Palko, Bill Davis, Terry Ziegler, Isis Mejias, PDG from Pasadena Bob Gebhard, President of West U Greg Faldyn, Future DG from University Area Carmen Cunio, PDG from Space Center Suzi Howe
 
 
District Leaders Visit to Hear Dr.Isis Mejias Present Uganda Water Project Ernest Hauser 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 15, 2016
Harris County Animal Shelter - Creating a Community of Responsible Pet Owners. Martha Vieco-Garcia
 
 
Objective of presentation: Educating members of Humble community about Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) - Veterinary Public Health division. Goals  and programs to create a safe, healthy and caring environment for animals and people through adoption events and volunteerism.
 
 
Veterinary Public Health operates Harris County Animal Shelter and provides animal control services for more than 4 million residents living in unincorporated Harris County, outside the City of Houston. As a municipal shelter, VPH is required to take in a staggering number of animals each year due to strays, abandoned animals and pets surrendered by their owners. More than 26,000 animals come into the shelter every year. To help solve the problem of many unwanted animals, VPH
-encourages responsible pet ownership through community outreach and education, participating in spay and muter programs, partnering with rescue and transfer grqups, and promoting individual adoptions and fostering of our shelter animals.
 
Martha Vieco-Garcia is the Community Relations Specialist at Harris County Veterinary Public Health. Website Address Visit www.countypets.com for more information
Harris County Animal Shelter - Creating a Community of Responsible Pet Owners Ernest Hauser 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Feb 08, 2016
This $301,000 global grant, which included funds from 21 clubs, 17 districts, and 8 countries around the world, will be a long-term approach to the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) crisis in 30 primary schools in this region of Uganda. The improvements of the rainwater harvesting system in the schools as well as the water quality and sanitation facilities are a focus of the grant. The largest focus, however, is the capacity development of the main beneficiaries to improve their sanitation and hygiene practices. It is the training and education, which will ensure sustainable results as a long term solution to WaSH issues.
 
At the invitation of the Rotary Foundation Isis led a team of six Rotarians to Uganda to identify this project and wrote the 115 page report to WASRAG ( Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group) and TRF (The Rotary Foundation) that formed the basis of the application.
Isis Will Report on Uganda Water Project Report Ernest Hauser 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Eric lead a group of Rotarians as we let the community know who Humble Rotary. Master Wang helped to set up the Break-The-Board Polio eradication effort. We raised enough money to provide approximately 1500 inoculations. We let the community know about the Festival and exhibited the Grand Prize 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
Bridgefest 2016 Was Fun Ernest Hauser 2016-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Ernest Hauser 2016-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Ernest Hauser 2016-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 26, 2016
Humble Rotary Gifts $4000 to Rotary Rose Group
 
The Rotary Rose Group, a Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group, was gifted $4000 by Humble Rotary. The gift will be utilized to assist with the costs of providing service to existing participants and to ensure that every new local mother is aware that this valuable no-cost resources is available to them.
Humble Rotary Gifts $4000 to Rotary Rose Group
 
The Rotary Rose Group, a Postpartum Depression & Anxiety Support Group, was gifted $4000 by Humble Rotary. The gift will be utilized to assist with the costs of providing service to existing participants and to ensure that every new local mother is aware that this valuable no-cost resources is available to them.
Humble Rotary Gifts $4000 to Rotary Rose Group Ernest Hauser 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation--Doing Good In The World Ernest Hauser 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Project Graduation, Humble HS
 
Cynthia Calvert and Guy Sconzo reached out to the community for funds to help with Project Graduation at Humble High School. The school will have a night of fun at a lock down in school facilities. It will be an atmosphere where the students can make graduation night a safe and wonderful experience without outside forces ruining the night.
 
Humble Rotary gifted $1500 to assist with this project. The community donated more than $20,000 to help.
 
Gloria attended a work session where students and volunteers helped with a fundraiser that is described below
 
Pictured with Gloria are:
Back Row: Erica Arrizola,Ryan Darby,Gloria Bain, Kathleen Bauer, Deseree Traver  
Front Row: Berta Santos, Jennifer Norris, Olivia Conely, Tiana Carraway, Vanessa Sanchez, Veronica Sanchez, Vickie VanGordon
 
Project Graduation, Humble High School Ernest Hauser 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Club Banner Travels To Hanover Canada Rotary Ernest Hauser 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Olivia Hernandez, Rotary Global Scholar, With Rotary President K.R. Ravindran Ernest Hauser 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 22, 2016
Dr. Vida Davoudi is a Political Science Professor at Lonestar College – Kingwood
 
Dr. Vida Davoudi has a story to tell.  She served in the Iranian Parliament decades ago (1975-1979)  and was the only female.  And guess how she first visited the United States?  Rotary sponsored trip!  She has an appreciation and love for Rotary, and she has spoken to many Rotary clubs over the years.
 
 
Dr. Vida Davoudi Presents“Conflicts in Syria” Wednesday Ernest Hauser 2016-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 17, 2016
If you left the Rotary social Thursday hungry. It was your fault, as Mike Carr provided a feast. The pulled pork was excellent. Lots of food and good fellowship. Thanks to the membership committee and Mike. A good opportunity for fun, food and fellowship.
 
Rotary Fellowship At Mike Carr's Ernest Hauser 2016-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 17, 2016
FFA Presents Excellent Program
 
FFA made an excellent presentation about the FFA and alerted us to the upcoming Live Stock Auction that the club participates each year. The presenters were excellent ambassadors for FFA and exhibited how FFA prepares them to be leaders. One commented that FFA was going to give them an unfair advantage over others. Very talented young individuals
WHAT IS THE FFA?
FFA uses agricultural education to create real-world success. 
 
FFA Mission: 
FFA makes a positive difference through agricultural education in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success
 
FFA Motto 
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
FFA Presents Excellent Program Ernest Hauser 2016-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 17, 2016
Winnie Lee from Taoyayn City, Taiwan
 
The Humble Rotary Club is proud to host   Winnie Lee a Rotary youth Exchange Student from Taiwan for the school year 2015-2016.  Winnie traveled all the way from Taipei, Taiwan, non-stop, arriving in Houston of August 14th.  She is a young lady, only 16 who was brave enough to leave her family and friends to come to the United States for one year to learn our language and our culture.
 
The beauty of Rotary Youth Exchange is that the students always have a host family and a Rotary counselor to help them as they grow and learn our customs, language and our culture.  Susan Brodbeck, Youth Exchange Officer for The Rotary Club of Humble, will be Winnie’s Rotary Counselor for the year she is here.  During her year here in Kingwood she will attend Kingwood Park High School and live with 2-3 different host families.  She currently is hosted by Janel and Mike O’Shea and interestingly their son, Tyler, is in Germany on a Long Term Rotary Youth Exchange.
 
 
Winnie, just turned 16, and has two brothers; one older who is now studying in Boston and a younger brother back in Taiwan.  Her Dad owns a catering business and her Mom is an Owner of Joy Studio (Handmade leather products) and both are Rotarians. 
 
Winnie’s interests and hobbies are watching Korean drama, music, photography, fashion design.  She is interested in movie stars and human interest stories.  Winnie is very fashion conscious and always is very thoughtful and polite.           
 
She has traveled to Japan before her trip to the United States.  One of her goals for this year is to become more independent and of course become proficient in English, however her English is very, very good even at the early part of her Exchange.
 
Winnie Will Tell Us About Her Homeland Ernest Hauser 2016-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 17, 2016
The Youth Exchange Committee was caught having a meeting at Starbucks this past Saturday. Parts of Alan Derby are shown and parts are not ie his face. He is the blue shirt and left arm and leg  on the left.
Youth Exchange Comittee Meeting Ernest Hauser 2016-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
Membership, The More We Have, The More We Can Do Ernest Hauser 2016-01-17 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary, "The Boys of 1905" Ernest Hauser 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 10, 2016
Dr. Marley Morris, Dr. Amy Wallace, Humble ISD Students, Millie Garrison
 
Humble Livestock Show
 
Objective of your Presentation: Community Awareness
 
This year is the 69th year for the Humble Livestock Show and Rodeo. The
Livestock show features student exhibitors from the five Humble area high schools and the
Humble 4H. All proceeds from the Humble Livestock Show benefit students through the Humble
ISD Education Foundation and the FFA Chapters. The 2016 Humble Livestock Show is scheduled
for February 8-12, 2016
 
Millie will provide information about our participation in the Livestock Auction
Dr. Marley Morris, Dr. Amy Wallace, Humble ISD Students Discuss Annual Livestock Show Ernest Hauser 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 10, 2016
Rotary Club Of Havana
 
The first Rotary club to be organized outside an English-speaking country was established in Havana, Cuba, April 29, 1916, with 22 charter members. The club was admitted to Rotary on June 1, 1916.

Rotary Club of Havana, 1916
 
During 1923, the Rotary Club of Havana celebrated its seventh anniversary, in what became a very busy year. The club sponsored a carnival attended by more than 1,500 children, won a prohibition against bullfighting in Cuba, worked to get the city’s water sanitized and properly purified, and obtained pavement repairs in certain areas.
 
By October 1957 we saw some 60 charted Rotary clubs there. All clubs in Cuba were terminated by January 31, 1979.
We need to remember that it was RI who shut down the Rotary Clubs in Cuba and not the government there. The grounds used were that all countries that restrict free speech and freedom of assembly could not have clubs. So, either Cuba must change or RI must change before Rotary Clubs will reappear in Cuba. Since Rotary is back in E. Europe, China and Russia, there is reason to hope.
 
Rotary Club Of Havana, First Non English Speaking Club Ernest Hauser 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 10, 2016
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
History of Rotary Wheel Ernest Hauser 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 10, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee’s Ninety Second Gift to Rotary
 
As Chair of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, I am given the opportunity to promote that part of my life I call Rotary to the world in forty-five to ninety seconds. As Rotarians we change people’s lives and give them hope where there is none. Many times in order to achieve our goals we must find a way to have people of different backgrounds sit down at the table and negotiate a safe environment for our volunteers to work. This year’s entry will highlight Rotary’s efforts to create a more peaceful world.
 
Since Rotary returned to the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1980, the New Year’s Day pageant has become a highlight on the Rotary calendar. Seen in Pasadena by over 700,000 people, television coverage of the floral extravaganza reaches about 80 million more around the world, providing Rotary with the valuable opportunity to showcase our programs and activities.
 
“Be A Gift To The World” will be RI President, Ravi Ravindran’s theme for this year. The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee is a gift to Rotary. Although the float is not a project of Rotary International, the success of the float is a tribute to the dedication of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee consisting of volunteer Rotarians from across North America. Our efforts, supported entirely by voluntary financial contributions from Rotary clubs across the United States and Canada, 2016 will make this the 37th consecutive entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee is proud to provide this Rotary recognition campaign tool as a gift to Rotary International and the 1.2 million Rotarians who dedicate our lives to making a positive difference in that place someone calls home.
 
Yours In Rotary Service,
Walt Stephens,
2016 Rotary Rose Parade
Float Committee Chair, 2016 Float
The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee’s Ninety Second Gift to Rotary Ernest Hauser 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 04, 2016
Hanover, Ontario, Rotarians Greeted
 
Pam and Ernest greeted two Hanover, Ontario Rotarians to Kingwood New Year’s Eve. Daphne and Nelson came to Kingwood to participate in the New Year’s Day Metal Saw Marathon. One of their reasons for coming here was to elevate the visibility of End Polio and to raise money for the issue. Daphne was running her first marathon and chose the Metal Saw Marathon as they provide the largest medal for participants. The last report seen was that they had raised $2500 for End Polio.
Pam and I greeted them at the Double Tree hotel for brunch on New Year’s Eve. We had a very enjoyable visit and were introduced to their clubs culture of Hugging. Their membership greets one another with Hugs.
We exchanged club banners.
A big part of Rotary is fellowship, both locally and internationally. It was an enjoyable visit.
Hanover, Ontario, Rotarians Greeted 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 04, 2016
Hanover, Ontario, Rotarians Greeted
 
Pam and Ernest greeted two Hanover, Ontario Rotarians to Kingwood New Year’s Eve. Daphne and Nelson came to Kingwood to participate in the New Year’s Day Metal Saw Marathon. One of their reasons for coming here was to elevate the visibility of End Polio and to raise money for the issue. Daphne was running her first marathon and chose the Metal Saw Marathon as they provide the largest medal for participants. The last report seen was that they had raised $2500 for End Polio.
Pam and I greeted them at the Double Tree hotel for brunch on New Year’s Eve. We had a very enjoyable visit and were introduced to their clubs culture of Hugging. Their membership greets one another with Hugs.
We exchanged club banners.
A big part of Rotary is fellowship, both locally and internationally. It was an enjoyable visit.
Hanover, Ontario, Rotarians Greeted Ernest Hauser 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 04, 2016
 
 
Rotary District 5890 International Service
District Director: Angel “Angie” Jimenez
 
Angie will discuss the numerous International District projects in our 2015-2016 Rotary year
 
1. Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International / M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2. Russia Inter-Country Committee
3. Guerrero Clinic  
4. Children of the Dumps           
5. Rotary Books for the World
6. Pure Water for the World          
7. DISASTER AID USA
8. Rotary Bio-Medical Equipment Repair & Training Project in Haiti
9. Restoring the Legacy – Rotary Founder Paul Harris’ Iconic Prairie Homestead
10. Rotary working with Peace Corps
                    
International Service Projects Of District Is Wednesday's Program Ernest Hauser 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Jan 04, 2016
JANUARY 2016 Rotary President’s Message
 
There is a story told in my Hindu tradition of two sages, Shaunaka and Abhipratari. They were worshippers of Prana, the wind god. One day, the two men were about to sit down to lunch when a poor student knocked on their door, asking for food.
 
"No, boy, do not bother us at this hour," was the reply. The student was surprised but very hungry, so he persisted.
 
"Tell me, honored sirs, which deity do you worship?"
 
"Prana, the wind god," they answered impatiently.
 
"Do you not know that the world begins and ends with wind, and that wind pervades the entire universe?"
 
The two sages were by now very irritated by their impertinent guest. "Of course we know it!" they replied.
 
"Well, then," continued the student, "if Prana pervades the universe, then he pervades me also, since I am but part of the universe. He is also in this hungry body, which stands before you begging for a bite to eat! And so in denying food to me, you deny it to the very deity whom you say you serve."
 
The sages realized the student spoke the truth and invited him to enter and share their meal. For they understood, at that moment, that by opening the door to one who sought their help, they were not only serving that individual – but reaching toward a larger goal.
 
Our experience of Rotary is, for the most part, based in our own communities. We meet every week in our clubs, in the same places, with the same familiar friends. While almost all of us are involved in some way or other in international service, the Rotary we see and share from day to day feels very local. It can be easy to lose sight of the larger picture – of what our service truly means.
 
Every impact you have as a Rotarian, individually and through your club, is multiplied by the power of our numbers. When you feed one person who is hungry, when you educate one person who is illiterate, when you protect one child from disease, the impact may seem small. It is anything but. For it is only through the power of numbers, through the power of our individual actions and gifts, that we can have the impact we seek: to truly Be a Gift to the World
JANUARY 2016 Rotary President’s Message Ernest Hauser 2016-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Dec 20, 2015
Monthly Programs/Activities
 
Weekly Programs
Jan 6- Amy King Chen & Angie Jimenez, District 5890 International Service Projects
Jan 13-FFA - HOUSTON LIVESTOCK - CATE, Dr. Amy Wallace, Dr. Marley Morris
Jan 20-Winnie Lee - RYE Student from Taiwan, Jan 27-
Jan 27- Dr. Vida Davoudi- "Conflicts in Syria"
Feb -3 -Rotarian Katherine Griffin - Human Trafficking
Upcoming Events
 
Feb 12—FFA/Humble ISD Livestock Auction
 
{Current Membership - 69}
 
Birthdays
 
Bob Cassidy   Bob Garlington   Gordon Gallatin     Ted Price      Gregg Mielke
 
January Programs and Activities Ernest Hauser 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas Ernest Hauser 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarians Help Society of St Stephens Sack Food and Toys Ernest Hauser 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotarians Help HAAM Distribute Toys Ernest Hauser 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Dec 20, 2015
December 18, 2015
US GOVERNMENT APPROVES $228 MILLION IN FUNDS FOR POLIO ERADICATION
 
The US Congress has approved a total of $228 million for the 2016 federal budget to support global polio eradication efforts in continuation of the country’s longstanding leadership in the fight to end polio. The funding represents a $10 million increase over the level of funding provided in fiscal year 2015.
 
The financial support will aid the continued polio eradication activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which are working in polio endemic and at-risk countries to eliminate polio, including ongoing efforts to stop wild poliovirus transmission in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The funds will also support essential eradication activities with the target of reaching more than 430 million children who remain at risk for contracting polio in a number of countries, primarily in Africa and Asia.
 
2015 saw significant progress in polio eradication with Nigeria and the entire continent of Africa passing a year without any new wild polio cases. World Health Organization removed Nigeria from the list of endemic countries. Only Pakistan and Afghanistan have confirmed cases of wild polio this year (66 as of December 18th) and we have seen a 79 percent reduction in cases from the same period of time last year.  
 
“We’re delighted by the news of the US’s continued financial commitment to a polio free world at this critical time when we are so close to the finish line,” says Rotary Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the United States Chair Jim Lacy. “Congress’ support of polio eradication is a fantastic example of bi-partisan collaboration on an issue of shared concern with concrete results. Members of Rotary clubs throughout the US and globally deeply appreciate the longstanding leadership of the US Government and are proud of the progress achieved through this public-private partnership.”
 
Contact your Representative and Senator to thank them for supporting the fight to end polio.
 
Congress Allocates Funds To Eradicate Polio Ernest Hauser 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
White Christmas--Bing Crosby Ernest Hauser 2015-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Oaks of Righteousness Press Release Ernest Hauser 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Society of St. Stephens Work 2015 Ernest Hauser 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Why Rotary YouTube From District 6870 Ernest Hauser 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
 
Kelly did a great job in conducting a very enjoyable evening. Lots of goods were developed for our three non profits, HAAM, Nission NE and Family Time. The Society of St. Stephens donated a significant number of toys as a result of our Rotarians working two days sacking food and toys.
Christmas Party Picture Ernest Hauser 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Give The Gift of Rotary 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
CNBC ranks Rotary Foundation in top 10 charities worldwide Ernest Hauser 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
CNBC ranks Rotary Foundation in top 10 charities worldwide Ernest Hauser 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotary will meet Wednesday 12/16 at 11:30am until 2:00PM to distribute toys at this location:
 
Location:
 
The Light of the World Church,
16161 Old Humble Rd, ................down by Rankin road
Humble, TX 77396
 
Trigg’s will cater BBQ lunch.  Please come and help others.
 
Plan to arrive early as this location involves some drive
 
Wednesday's Meeting Is At 16161 Old Humble Rd 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
You Don't Need A Reason Ernest Hauser 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
In 1990 Nick was invited to join the Rotary Club of Brazosport.  He served as President in 2001-2002 tying for best large club in the District.  He helped form the After 5 Rotary Club in 2008 and has been honored as Rotarian of the Year in both clubs.  Nick has served as Chairman of New Generations, Youth Exchange Officer, Assistant Governor, Lieutenant Governor and on multiple committees as Chair or a member. 
 
Nick Giannone is an Emergency Physician working in the Greater Houston Area.  He received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and his medical degree from the Autonomous University in Guadalajara.  Nick did his postgraduate education at Tulane University, New Orleans and the University of Texas Medical Branch. 
District Governor, Nick Giannone, Is Wednesday's Program Ernest Hauser 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Rotary Youth Exchange student discusses Kingwood experience
By Melanie Feuk | Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015 12:45 pm
 

Humble Rotary Youth Exchange student discusses Kingwood experience

By Melanie Feuk | Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015 12:45 pm
 

Humble Rotary Youth Exchange student discusses Kingwood experience

Gwendal Raoult is an exchange student from France who came here in August as a part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program. He spoke about his experiences at the Humble Rotary on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
 
In August, the Humble Rotary Club welcomed two exchange students as a part of their Rotary Youth Exchange program: Gwendal Raoult from France and Winnie Lee from Taiwan.
 
Now, after becoming familiar with life in Texas and the Kingwood area for almost four months, Raoult was eager to relay his experiences to the Humble Rotary Wednesday, Dec. 2.
 
“My sister was an exchange student as well,” Raoult said. “She showed me all of these pictures. I was always asking her about the American culture. I wanted to see it with my own eyes. I’m always impressed by what I see here, the huge malls, the cars.
 
“When I was in France before I came here, I was so happy every day thinking about coming to the US. Being able to come here was my main motivation to do well in school. I really enjoy being here now. I’m having a lot of fun. I couldn’t believe that everyone was as generous as they have been. This is a beautiful thing.”
Raoult is from Jarnac Champagne, which is a small city with vast vineyards and a scenic French country landscape, which he described as calm and peaceful.“Before I came here, my host mother said that Kingwood was a small city,” Raoult said. “Coming from a small city, I was impressed by the size of Kingwood, which is actually pretty big.”
 
Kingwood and shopping centers are not the only things that Raoult found impressively sizeable. As an avid eater, Raoult found the ample portions of American cuisine suited his healthy appetite.
“I eat a lot,” Raoult said. “On my second day here, we went to Fudrucker’s. American burgers are huge. People here tend to go to restaurants a lot. In France, I’d go to a restaurant maybe once every couple of months. Here’s it’s like: pizza, burgers, burgers, pizza. I love it.
 
“Also, when I ordered a large coke here, which I expected like 20 ounces, and they gave me 44 ounces. I was like, ‘What is this? I ordered a coke, not a swimming pool.’ And you can refill (it.) People finish the coke and can go get more. I was impressed.”
 
Raoult is also a car enthusiast. He explained that in France, the cars are relatively small, which was not necessarily a good match for his tall stature.“French cars are much smaller,” Raoult said. “I had trouble cramming in. Then I came here and saw trucks and Ford Mustangs everywhere. I was like, ‘Look, that’s a Camero; that’s a Mustang.’ I’m still impressed by all the cars here.“Also, in France you have to wait until your eighteenth birthday to drive a car, so when I’d have to drive somewhere I had to rely on my parents. They were not always happy to drive me everywhere because gas is really expensive. Here, gas is so inexpensive; it’s like buying water.”
 
As far as adjusting to Kingwood High School, Raoult expressed relief at the length of school days in the US.
“In France, I’d wake up to go to school at 6 a.m. and spend the entire day there until 5 p.m.,” Raoult said. “It’s a lot of work. In the US, school is really cool because you’re out by 2:45 p.m. and then you can spend time hanging out with friends.”
 
Raoult has been instrumental in recruiting candidates for the Rotary’s outbound exchange program and finding host families in Kingwood High School. He is extremely grateful to his host family, Kim and James Davitt, and is looking forward to the rest of his experience in the US.
Humble Rotary’s other exchange student, Winnie Lee, will have the opportunity to share her story at a meeting in January.
 
For more information, visit www.humblerotary.com.
 
 
 
Gwendal Entertains Us With His Experiences as a Youth Exchange Student Ernest Hauser 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Dec 04, 2015
Mark Your Calendar, December 11 @ Homewood Suites, starts at 6:00 with dinner at 7:00. Don't forget to bring itms listed on the flyer about the party. Full Sized Toiletries for Mission NE; Diapers & Wipes for Family Time and Unwrapped Toys for HAAM. Rsvp by December 8. A time to mix and mingle and to aid three of our non-profits that we support.
 

 
 
Christmas Party December 11 Ernest Hauser 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Chicago Ernest Hauser 2015-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Thank You Note From Science Olympiad Ernest Hauser 2015-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Dec 01, 2015
December PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
K.R. RAVINDRAN
PRESIDENT 2015-16
DECEMBER 2015
 
When the Canadian army liberated the Netherlands in 1945, they found the country on the brink of starvation. Seeing the suffering of so many, and especially moved by the faces of the children, four Canadian privates stationed near Apeldoorn that year decided to make that Christmas special for as many Dutch children as they could.
December Presidential Letter Ernest Hauser 2015-12-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 29, 2015

April 16th is not that far away so we need to reach out for sponsorships for the coming year. A report is listed below. This is the list of sponsors that have committed so far. We have several new sponsors, Lavezzari Insurance, Abundant Health & Wellness Center and Byrne Metals. Several Rotarians have stepped forward to make contacts re new sponsors. We need to raise $7000 to match last years level. We have achieved a level of $55,800 to date.

 

Festival Sponsorship Report
2015-16
Platinum
Plains State Bank
Mann Eye Institute
Robbins Chevrolet-Nissan
Gold
Skip Curry-Edward Jones
Wang’s Martial Arts
Wilbert Vaults of Houston
Minuteman Printing of Humble
DT Construction
Homewood Suites Kingwood
Memorial Hermann NE
KW Receivable
The Mint National Bank
Silver Plus
Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation
Waste Management
Silver
CommunityBank of Texas N. A.
Ward Brothers—Personal Insurance
Kingwood Medical Center
MKP-Price & Co, P.C., CPA”s
Anonymous
Dougherty’s Pharmacy
Media
Tribune
Observer
Dock Line
 
Bronze Plus
Currin, West, Mielke, Paul & Knapp, PLLC
Bronze
Maroon Trucking
Continuum Financial, LLC
TWFG Insurance—Brian Johnson
Ernest and Beverly Hauser
Gloria and Oran Bain
CenterPoint Energy
Alspaugh's Ace Hardware
Rosewood Funeral Home
Monk Engineering, Inc.
Community Resource Credit Union
Joiner Partnership
State Representative Dan Huberty
Lavezzari Insurance
Mike Carr Atty--Independence Title
Custom Kitchen Equipment
Byrne Metals
Abundant Health & Wellness Center
Friend of Rotary
Sullivan's Paint & Body
Lake Houston Family YMCA
 
Total to Date
$55,800
Sponsorship Report Ernest Hauser 2015-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Are The Lifeblood of Rotary Ernest Hauser 2015-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 27, 2015
We are scheduled to Ring the bell for the Salvation Army on December 12th. Check with Jim to volunteer for a time to Ring the bell. A good time is always had and it helps to raise money for the Salvation Army. See pictures from last year.
 
Rotarians Help Salvation Army Last Year Ernest Hauser 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 27, 2015
Monthly Programs/Activities
December
 
Weekly Programs
Dec 2- Gwendal Raoult - RYE Student from France, Election Officers
Dec 9-District Governor Nick Giannone
Dec 16- Distribution of toys for HAAM- 16161 Old Humble Rd 
Dec 23-No Meeting
Dec 30- NO Meeting
Jan- 6- International Service Projects- AMY CHEN & ANGIE JIMENEZ
 
Upcoming Events
 
Dec 5 RYE INTERVIEWS 8AM-4PM –CONTACT SUSAN IF YOU CAN HELP
Dec 5-- RYE Interviews—See Susan If you can help
Dec 10- 8-12 NOON – SOCIETY OF ST. STEPHENS FOOD BASKET ASSEMBLY, 
Dec 11- 8-12 NOON – SOCIETY OF ST. STEPHENS FOOD BASKET ASSEMBLY
Dec 11- Christmas Party @ Homewood Suites
Dec 12 - DING-A-LING- RING THE SALVATION ARMY BELL!! 
Feb 12—FFA/Humble ISD Livestock Auction
Monthly Programs and Activities Ernest Hauser 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 27, 2015
History of the Rotary Bell
In 1922, U.S. Rotarians organized an attendance contest; the challenge was that the losing clubs would join in giving the winning club a prize. The Rotary Club of New York City was declared the winner and to them was awarded as a prize a bell from a popular patrol boat, which was placed on wood that came from HMS "Victory", Admiral Nelson's vessel at the battle of Trafalgar. 
 
Since then, the bell used in Rotary meetings started to represent, as on the ships, order, discipline and the time to guide us through the weekly hour and a half meetings. The bell informs us with its sound the beginning of the Rotary meeting, at which time people present should stand, same as at the end, in order to salute the national and Rotary flags. The gavel symbolizes the authority invested in the Rotarian elected to the highest position in Rotary, and through him, reminds those present of his authority. When presidents transmit their positions to their successors at the end of their mandate, they give the bell their last hit turning the gavel over to their successor, symbolizing the transfer of authority.
History of The Rotary Bell Ernest Hauser 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Olivia Hernandez, Recommended For Rotary Global Scholarship By District Ernest Hauser 2015-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundations Global Scholarships Ernest Hauser 2015-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 21, 2015
BRINGING EDUCATION TO RURAL MEXICAN AREA, ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME
 

When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation.

In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the education of children in Nayarit since 2003, providing scholarships and libraries and rehabbing school buildings.

The lasting impact in the region is apparent.

“I think the combination of the scholarship program and Rotary’s interaction with the schools has made things seem possible, has changed the climate of education here, and the way the people think about education,” Day says.

One example of Rotary’s impact is Carolina Gonzales Rivas. She was able to attend high school thanks to Day’s scholarship program. Rivas is currently working on her master’s degree and has recently joined the Rotary Club of Jaltemba-La Peñita.

“I think that what Rotary is doing by supporting education and supporting students is to have a vision for life, to have aspirations – that’s what is going to change the world,” Rivas says.

The Rotary Club of Berkeley, in California, USA, along with the Bahia de Jaltemba-La Peñita club and other North American clubs, recently tackled their largest project to date: a month long renovation of La Preparatoria 20 de Noviembre , a high school in the village of Las Varas. Funding came from a Rotary Foundation global grant and the financial contributions of six Rotary districts covering the 25 Rotary clubs that participated.

A total of 90 volunteers including the school’s teachers, students, and students’ parents, improved the old buildings and built three laboratory classrooms. All three feature new equipment and technology and can be used by local residents as well as students.

 
BRINGING EDUCATION TO RURAL MEXICAN AREA, ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME Ernest Hauser 2015-11-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 20, 2015
The First Thanksgiving
The first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, to commemorate the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony after a harsh winter. In that year Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving. The colonists celebrated it as a traditional English harvest feast, to which they invited the local WampanoagIndians.
The History of Thanksgiving Ernest Hauser 2015-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving, No Meeting Wednesday Ernest Hauser 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Humble Thanksgiving Feast touches lives of community
 
The committee for the Humble Thanksgiving Feast has begun making the preparations for the 11th annual Thanksgiving Feast,  to be held this year on Thursday, Nov. 26. 
 
“We are in need of the community’s support,” said Bonnie Gardner, owner of Top Hat catering, who has sponsored this event for the past 10 years. 
Humble Thanksgiving Feast touches lives of community Ernest Hauser 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 14, 2015
Five Young Ladies Responsible for 20 Rotary Projects Valued At $1,009,000
 
Five young ladies have been responsible for 18 Rotary water, sanitation, education and health projects around the world with a value of $1,009,000.These projects took place in El Salvador, Bolivia, Uganda, Kenya, Brazil, Afghanistan, Botswana, South Africa and Ghana.
 
These five young women were Dr. Sara Beck, Dr. Isis Mejias Carpio, Nicole Heydari, Ali Mondragon and Anja Nikolova
 
The Rotary organization played a key role in this process as individual clubs, Districts and The Rotary Foundation joined together to provide the funds to make all of this to happen. The Miracle of Rotary.
Five Young Ladies, Miracle of Rotary, 18 Rotary Projects Valued At $979,000 and Six Scholarships Ernest Hauser 2015-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Prayers For Paris Ern 2015-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 14, 2015
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There could not be a more timely message as we face a world in turmoil.
 
Through our Rotary Foundation, peace fellows become experts in preventing and resolving conflict. Our goal is that they will find new ways not only to end wars but to stop them before they begin.
Monthly Message From Rotary President Ernest Hauser 2015-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY FOUNDATION TRUSTEE CHAIR'S MESSAGE Ernest Hauser 2015-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Bonnie Longnion Will Share A Personal Story of Her Journey To Regain Her Health, Entitled- Rise Up, Wednesday Ernest Hauser 2015-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Nov 07, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

Humble Rotary Gifts $3000 to KHS Science Olympiad

 
November 6, 2015
 
A $3000 gift was presented to KHS Science Olympiad to fund travel expenses and purchase supplies  for various competitive events. Susan Butler, sponsor of Science Olympiad at Kingwood High School accepted the funds from Rotarians at the October 28th meeting..
 
Three students, Sreeya Cherio, Katie Merola and Gaurav Gawankar presented a robotic arm  project that they had developed. They were also in the gift presentation.
 
The funds will assist with travel expenses to 5 different competitions, Cy Falls Invitational, MIT-LSCK, Langham Creek Invitational, Regional Tournament and Texas A & M State Tournament.
Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23-28 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.
 
Science Olympiad events typically require two teammates so that students learn the value of working as a team, discovering and optimizing the skills of each team member. The knowledge required for the high school competitions is typically at the college or post –college/professional level. Individual medals are awarded on an event by event basis but only the overall team standing at the conclusion of the competition is declared a winner.
 
The Rotary Club of Humble is committed to investing in the future of our children and providing the opportunity to change lives thru education.
 
The Rotary Club of Humble raises community gift funds via its annual Humble Rotary Festival, Eat Fish, Change Lives , Catfish Fry and Car show. The community supports this event via purchase of $100 raffle tickets for a new car, sponsorships from more than 50  business and individuals, and participation in several auction events. More than 1200 attended the catfish fry and car show  event last year..This year’s event will be April 16th, 2016 at the Humble Civic Center Arena.
 

 

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About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit www.humblerotary.com or www.Rotary.org .
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News Release Re Gift to KHS Science Olympiad Ernest Hauser 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
The family of Rotary reaches across the world as we gathered to host Mohamed, a GSE visitor from Egypt in 2006. Since his visit he has developed a friendship with Philippe and Ken. It was a fun evening as we were feasted with some delicious food prepared by Carolyn and Ken. It was an excellent evening of food and fellowship as we hosted Mohamed as he visited with us after having been a part of a GSE team that visited with us in 2006. He is now an ophthalmologist in Alexandria, Egypt.
Enjoy a collage of the evening. This is the beauty of Rotary.
 
Family of Rotary Reaches Across The World 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Winnie and Gwendal Recieve Membership Badges Ernest Hauser 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0

Hej!

 

Three months ago today I was getting ready and putting away my last things in to my suitcase… So, October is over now and I’ve been here in Denmark for three months. I haven’t switched my host families yet, but I will on November 27th. I’m a little sad, but I’m very excited to switch families.

 

Anyway, during October my host family took me to LEGOLAND- the original one. It was really crazy to see just how many things that can be made out of Legos… Some of them moved and they had boats that were moving around and floating in the water. It was also neat to see some buildings and things in Legos that I’ve seen in real life.

 

We visited Aarhus one day, which is a large city about an hour southeast of Aalborg, where we went shopping and ate lunch. While there, I was able to meet up with my friend, Signe, who had been an exchange student in Houston last year. It was so nice to talk about our exchange experiences and things we both miss about America. She and I went to a very “hyggeligt” café and had some coffee. (There’s no direct translation for “hyggeligt”, but it sort of means “cozy”).

 

On the day before Halloween, my host sisters (Emma and Anna) carved pumpkins. Anna’s is the one on the left, mine is in the middle, and Emma’s is on the right. (Extra brownie points to whoever knows what my pumpkin is). The Danes don’t really celebrate Halloween much- it’s a new thing here. See, people will go to Halloween parties and dress up a little bit, but nobody goes trick-or-treating or puts out scary yard decorations. I had lots of the other exchange students and kids in my class ask me what Halloween is like in America, and you could tell they were all just a little bit jealous.

 

It’s been difficult getting people to speak Danish to me since they all speak English pretty well, but just last week I was able to finally convince my classmates to speak to me in Danish… at least most of the time. It’s a whole different thing to speak Danish than it is to be able to read/write it because Danish is not phonetic. I’m working hard on both, of course.

 

Until November is over, vi ses!

Andrea Kowalczyk

 

Report from Andrea Kowalczyk , Exchange Student in Denmark Ernest Hauser 2015-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 05, 2015
Staff Sergeant Vargas will inform us Aout the Army Active and Reserve Programs. His topics will be as follows.
Topics
  • Introduction to one of your local Army Recruiters
    • Army Experiences
    • Who I was and am now as a person
       
  • The Army past and Present
    • Purpose
    • Experiences
    • Application of Skills to civilian sector
       
  • The Modern Soldier and the Citizen Soldier
    • What kind of person joins the Army
    • What kind of person is the Army looking for
    • Reasons why some chose Active or Reserve component
       
  • Opportunities: Creating a strong lasting foundation and path for tomorrow’s leaders.
    • Army Values
    • Education
    • Experience
       
  • What a Recruiter is to the community.
    • Ambassador
    • Mentor
    • Career Counselor
    • Volunteer
Sergeant Vargas's bio is as follows
 
 
I joined the Army in 2001. I attended basic combat training in Fort Benning, GA. My first Duty station was in Fort Hood, TX. I’ve been assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, 198th Infantry Brigade and the 3d Cavalry Regiment. I have successfully completed the Primary Leaders Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned officers Course, Bradley Crew Evaluators Course, U.S.Army Drill Sergeant School, U.S. Army Recruiter School. Basic Instructor Training, Combatives Training Level III, Combat Life Savers Course (medical first aid), Advanced Leaders Course, Technical Transportation of Hazardous Materials Certification. Deployments include over 3 years of combat in Iraqi Theatre from 2003 to 2009.  I’ve been married to my wife for 17 years and we have 2 lovely daughters. The oldest is a junior in high school and the youngest in 6th grade.
Staff Sergeant Rodrigo Vargas,Today’s Army Active/ Reserve, Is Wednesday’s Program 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0

Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23-28 team events in each division (Division B is middle school; Division C is high school). Each year, a portion of the events are rotated to reflect the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology.

Humble Rotary supports Science Olympiad and recently presented a gift of $3000 to assist with travel expenses to various competitions. Our gift was to Kingwood High School.

The following video from a year ago presents what Science Olympia is all about.

 
Science Olympiad In Humble ISD Ernest Hauser 2015-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
October Update
            3 months in! October was without a doubt the longest hardest month so far. That being said it was also amazing. I saw and experienced so much that I had only ever imagined and I've grown leaps and bounds in my maturity. But still, October was LONG and HARD. In this month I saw a soccer game, traveled with 52 exchange students around the country, gone to 3 castles, beat homesickness, and even learned a new language fluently!
            October had what's called the German “Herbstferien” which means the fall break. And when they say break they mean break. I'm talking 2 full weeks off school. These people don’t mess around. Well if you'll remember, one of my gifts for my birthday back in August was tickets to a soccer game in October. So one Saturday during the Herbstferien my host family took me to Hanover to watch Bremen vs Hanover play. The atmosphere was incredible and I had an amazing time. Bremen sadly lost 1-0.
Another thing I did during the Herbstferien was that I went on the Rotex Deutschlandtour. The Deutschlandtour is a tour that travels through the entire country for 10 days with 52 exchange students visiting cities such as Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber and seeing sights such as the concentration camp Dachau, Castle Neuschwannstein, Potsdamm, and much more. This trip was definitely the best trip I've been on and I'm so glad to have experienced it all. My favorite city was definitely Berlin with all the history and cool things to see.
                After returning from the Deutschlandtour I began to feel homesick as there wasn’t much to do so I was bored and therefore began to think about home and how long it will be until I see my family again. That continued for a week or so and it really sucked but through talking with my oldie I was able to get through it and now feel better than ever. Homesickness definitely matured me however and I feel much stronger for having beaten it.
                Oh! I almost forgot! Whilst in Munich my district met up with the other district based in Munich to tour around together and who should I find in the other district? NATALIE! It was so great to see her and to tour the city and the Allianz Arena and simply to catch up with another Kingwood person!
                So, in conclusion, October was incredibly difficult while at the same time being worth it. I saw so much and have grown a lot. I'm still really glad that I'm here and would like to thank Rotary for this amazing opportunity!
 
A Youth Exchange Report From Tyler O'Shea Ernest Hauser 2015-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 31, 2015
November is Rotary Foundation month. Watch this video to learn more about our foundation that does so much.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into , such as and. Foundation empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong , a stellar , and a unique mean that we make the very most of your contribution. and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

 
November is Rotary Foundation Month. Ernest Hauser 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Terry Ziegler will inform us about the Rotary Foundation--The Great Multiplier
 
Terry Ziegler
 
 
Terry Ziegler is a native Houstonian and a Texas Tech University graduate with an Honors Studies degree in microbiology.
 
Terry and his wife, Sarka, have two daughters, 17 and 21 years old.  He is the owner of Big Z Lumber Company, a  business operating in Houston since 1938.
 
A Rotarian since 1982, Terry served as president of the
West U Rotary Club in 2004-05 and as the Astrodome Rotary Club’s president in 1988-89.  The West U Club was awarded the “Best Large Club” in District 5890 during his year as president.  In addition, Terry attended a baseball game for physically & mentally challenged youth on the White House lawn with President George W. Bush as a result of the West U Rotary Club’s Centennial Project.
 
Terry produces a weekly PolioPlus Update which is emailed weekly to Rotarians around the world and in 2010 received the Rotary Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World.  Terry is currently serving as the District 5890 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair and as the Rotary Zones 21B & 27 Paul Harris Society Coordinator. 
    
Or the short version – Terry Ziegler was asked to join Rotary in 1982, fell in love with it, and has been having trouble saying no since then.         
The Rotary Foundation—The Great Multiplier Is Wednesday's Program 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 31, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

Rotary Club of Humble Presents Community Gift of $10,000.00 to Village Learning Center
 
 
Humble, October 5, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of Humble presented a community gift of $10,000.00 to The Village Learning Center. The funds donated will help provide medical and transportation needs. $9000 of the gift will go to providing a vehicle that has wheel chair accessibility.
 
The Village Learning Center is the largest provider in the Northeast Houston area for individuals with Developmental Disabilities (IDD) serving more than 140 clients on a monthly basis. More than half of the individuals served in the 5 operations; Licensed Childcare, Licensed Assisted Living Type B, Adult Day Program, Transportation, and their Vocational Program, have underlying medical diagnoses, which require medical assistance on a regular basis.
 
 
The presentation was made as the Board of each entity, Humble Rotary and Village Learning Center met together. Oran Bain, president and Pam McNair, president elect of Humble Rotary, presented the check to Kimberly Ann Brusatori Founder/CEO of the Village Learning Center. Kimberly thanked the members of the Rotary Club of Humble for their significant support. She stated “we are truly humbled and grateful for your commitment to our mission and hope to continue our long and lasting relationship now and in the future.”
 
The Village’s mission is to create environments that help individuals with disabilities reach their maximum potential for independent living. They do this by offering a variety of programs and services that promote healthy and well-rounded lifestyles, both for the individual and their family.
 
For the individual, it means opportunities to build life and social skills that ultimately lead to improved quality of life, enhanced self-esteem, independence, confidence and inclusion. For families, it is the means by which they can become healthier and stronger through support.
 
The Village- also known as Village Learning & Achievement Center- empowers individuals to rise above the physical and emotional challenges that are often associated with a disability. At The Village, mutual respect exists and helps to further heighten the awareness that individuals with disabilities no longer need to feel isolated or “different.”
 
 
To learn more about the Village Learning and Achievement Center visit http://villagelac.org/
 
 
The Rotary Club of Humble conducts an annual fund raiser, Eat Fish, Change Lives Festival in order to assist organizations that are making a difference in the community. This year’s event will be held on April 16, 2016.
 
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information about Humble Rotary visit www.humblerotary.com or visit Rotary.
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Rotary Club of Humble Gifts $10,000 to The Village Learning Center to help provide medical and transportation needs Ernest Hauser 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 31, 2015
 

NEWS RELEASE

 Humble Rotary Presents $12,500 to HAAM
 
October 25, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of Humble presented a community gift of $12,500 to HAAM to assist with general operations and provide partial coverage for the agency’s various programs and services. The funds will also assist in the maintenance and repair of their fleet.
 
HAAM was organized in 1990 to address the needs expressed by local clergy to centralize community outreach efforts in order to avoid duplication of social services. The goal was that churches and schools would no longer need to operate individual pantries and that the services would be strengthened thru this community-wide collaboration.
 
HAAM is a faith-based organization that helps community residents in crisis by providing essential resources to move toward self-sufficiency. The vision of HAAM is to:
  • Meet immediate basic living needs.
  • Promote self-sufficiency.
  • Partner with other community agencies/organizations to continue to assist those in the community.
  • Proactively seek new resources and tools to serve those in need.
 
HAAM plays a vital role in the lives of children, seniors and families seeking better lives. They serve 12 zip codes in north east Harris and east Montgomrey Counties.They responded to more than 70,000 requests for assistance and provided nearly 500,000 units of service to more than 14,000 people this past year.
 
The community is invited to assist HAAM via volunteering and donations. Go to http://haamministries.org/ to learn more about how you can assist this important community asset.
 
The presentation was made at a board meeting of HAAM. Pictured in the front, from left to right are Devon Alexander, Betti Welch, Darryal Chandler and Rebecca Riley. In the back from right to left are Jim Brenner, Cynthia Calvert, Donna Lewis, Executive Director Millie Garrison, Rotarian Pam McNair, Rotary President Oran Bain, Terry Vaughn and Rotarian Ernest Hauser.
 
The Rotary Club of Humble raises community gift funds via its annual Humble Rotary Festival, Eat Fish, Change Lives , catfish fry and car show. The community supports this event via purchase of raffle tickets for a new car, more than 50  business and individual sponsorships and participation in several auction events. More than 1200 attended the event last year. This year’s event will be April 16th, 2016 at the Humble Civic Center Arena.
 
Join Leaders—Exchange Ideas—Build Friendships—Serve Community—Change Lives
 
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit www.humblerotary.com or www.Rotary.org .
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Community Gift of $12,500 To HAAM By Humble Rotary 2015-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 28, 2015
 

Front row, from left:  Rotarian Susan Brodbeck, Jennifer Dantzler, Including Kids executive director, Shannon Callens, director of operations,  Rotarian Kathy Lemman. Back row, from left: directors Marilyn Crossley, Marcia Preston, Rotarians Oran Bain and Pam McNair,  directors Chuck Shepaerd, Bill Deubner and Tony Crossley.

 

NEWS RELEASE

 
Humble Rotary Gifts $3000 to Including Kids
 
October 28, 2015
 
The Rotary Club of Humble presented a community gift of $3000 to Including Kids to support their new “Center for Community Inclusion” that will serve young adults ages 16 and up in a centralized community setting with a focus of acquiring and/or generalizing the necessary life skills to be as independent as possible while being an active member of the community.
 
The gift will help to purchase a washer/dryer combo for the purpose of teaching valuable life skills to special needs young adults, exercise equipment to provide motor skill development for young adults and furniture to provide a typical environment to teach independent living skills.
 
INCLUDING KIDS, INC. provides research based behavioral intervention and instruction for children and young adults with autism and other related delays, endeavoring to cultivate their learning and social skills to facilitate their inclusion in the community and inspire them to become productive citizens.
 
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears in the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. It currently affects 1 in 68 children, a statistic that is on the rise.
 
Including Kids is currently in their 13th year of operation.  They started by serving 10 children and their families and now serve upwards of 150 children/families  per year.  They have a full-time therapeutic program, multiple inclusion programs, after-school, community outreach and development programs, parent training, sibling support, and so much more. 
 
Instruct Inspire Include is the mantra for everything that they do. The community can assist Including Kids via volunteering and donating. Visit http://www.includingkids.org/home.html to learn more about Including Kids.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Humble raises community gift funds via its annual Humble Rotary Festival, Eat Fish, Change Lives , catfish fry and car show. The community supports this event via purchase of $100 raffle tickets for a new car, more than 50  business and individual sponsorships and participation in several auction events. More than 1200 attended the event last year. Individual event tickets are $12 and include a catfish fry and car show.This year’s event will be April 16th, 2016 at the Humble Civic Center Arena.
 

Join Leaders—Exchange Ideas—Build Friendships—Serve Community—Change Lives

 
 
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit www.humblerotary.com or www.Rotary.org .
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Including Kids, A Significant Service For Autism Ernest Hauser 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Carol Brady , Executive Director, will share the vision and mission of Family Promise of Lake Houston’s programs to those in the community who don’t know what we do, and who we serve.
 
Family Promise of Lake Houston is a local self-sufficiency program that works with homeless children and their families to help them get back on their feet. We provide one-on-one counseling, life skills classes, a Budget Coach, Employment Coach, Fast Track GED Certification, higher education and training programs, a two year After Care Program, overnight accommodations and home cooked meals. Families work diligently to get off the system and into independence. Families save 80% of their income while they are in the Network, and strive to find an educational or training program that allows them to maximize their income potential to build a better future for their children. 
 
View this video to  better understand what Family Promise does.
 
To learn more about Family Promise go to  Website Address: fplh.org
 
 
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Humble Rotarians Have Fun While Helping Others Ernest Hauser 2015-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser on Oct 23, 2015
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Biography - Gwendal Raoult from Janrnac Champagne, France
 
Humble Rotary Club is proud to host Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Gwendal Raoult from Janrnac Champagne, France for the school year 2015-2016.  Gwendal arrived in Houston August 14th to begin his year here in Kingwood.  His host family Kim and James Davitt immediately got Gwendal enrolled in Kingwood High School and together they selected his curriculum for the school year.
During Gwendal’s stay here he will live with 2-3 Host Families so he can enjoy a variety of different life styles here in Texas.  Also, during his year Gwendal will have a Rotary Counselor, Nancy Jo Derby, who will help with any problems, transportation, and any needs he may encounter.  That is the beauty of Rotary Youth Exchange, there are always Rotarians to help make the student’s year here enjoyable and as carefree as possible.
 
Gwendal’s English is excellent and he has a huge appetite for learning.  He is fun to be with as you never know what he will find interesting and ask to learn.  Aside from that, he enjoys playing guitar.  But like most young men he also enjoys video games, biking, running, and oh yes...  Cars!  Gwendal knows almost every model of hot car!  He will love Humble Rotary’s Humble Rotary Festival and Car Show on April 16, 2016 at Humble Civic Center.
 
Gwendal has traveled The Netherlands, Spain, Quebec, and England before coming to the United States. His passion is languages and he has a huge appetite for many...He is fluent in French, English, to some degree Spanish and now he is taking German at Kingwood High school!
After his year here Gwendal will return to France in June or July and continue with his college education.
RYE Student Gwendal Raoult from Janrnac Champagne, France Is Wednesday Program Ernest Hauser 2015-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernest Hauser
Dr. Isis Mejias Carpio
 
Rotary Global Scholar to Brazil Dr. Isis Mejias Carpio was one of two panelists on a Rotary Webinar this morning talking about her experiences as a scholar in Sao Paulo and developing Global Grants in Brazil, Kenya and Uganda and her trips to Uganda to help prepare a $300,000 water, sanitation and health Global Grant for that country. She spoke extensively of her speaking engagements in District 5890 and to District Conferences of D 5630 in Calgary and our D5890