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Birthdays
Member Birthdays:
  • Clarence Miller
    September 1
  • Charles E. Nelson
    September 5
  • Chad Spencer
    September 17
  • Joe Rivers
    September 19
  • Steven Vaughan
    September 20
  • Larry Gray
    September 24
  • Mary Nelson
    September 26
  • David Redford
    September 27
  • Wally Kronzer
    September 29
  • Gil Jackson
    September 30
 
Welcome to our Club!

Celebrating 23 Years of Service to the Community and World

West U

#1 Giver to The Rotary Foundation 2015-16, #1 Giver to Polio 2015-16, Best Large Club 2012-13

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
The Merrill House
2502 Algerian Way
Houston, TX  77027
United States
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Home Page Stories
 
During this Thursday's club meeting we will have special meeting of the West U Rotary Club Foundation. You will learn about our foundation's role in the Harvey relief efforts. See you there.
 
 
 
 
 
Kick back and relax at our September social, this time a happy hour.
Come on Saturday, September 23, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm to Kirby Ice House at 3333 Eastside Street between Richmond and West Alabama streets. 
 
KIH features Texas brews, wine and cocktails, and a large dog-friendly outdoor patio for games and food trucks.  Questions? Contact Lisa Bunse at 713-858-3184.  
 
 
 
Some of the large stock of supplies received by Hands On Tzedakah went to Easter Seals of Greater Houston who help families with babies, children, and adults with disabilities.  Many of their client families were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.  John Collier's Caring Friends organization supplemented our donation for greater impact.   
Individual members are helping out all over town.   Out of state clubs are contacting us and committing to help using our club as their liaison on the ground.  This week President George enlisted the help of members to form a committee to oversee our efforts so we do the right things at the right place and the right time.
 
This week John Collier responded to a call for bedding and toiletries for Alief ISD personnel whose homes were flooded.   Using foundation funds, he purchased the requested supplies and delivered them as requested, all within 24 hours.   
We are doing lots of helping right now.  On Saturday, we received a truckload of supplies to be distributed to shelters around the city.   With members of Holy Ghost Church parish, we unloaded 22 pallets in 30 minutes.   We thank Ron Gallatin and his donors from Hands On Tzedakah for their compassion and generosity.   We will be sure these supplies end up in the right hands.
We will disburse to area shelters this week and look to replenish as money permits.
 
President George Adams, John Collier and others are making connections with other relief organizations around town.  Gerard, Joe and Carol visit The Word Church in NE Houston to explore partnering with their pantry, which usually serves 50, now serving 300.
We have fallen in love with the mission of 'Have Shears Will Travel'.  So much so that we chose it for our District Grant recipient.  These funds come from the WURC foundation and matched by our District
foundation.   Cecile presented the $4,000 check to Barbara Goodson on Monday, August 14.  
This money will go far in advancing HSWT to serve more people.  Congratulations, Barbara!
Hard to believe another school year is upon us but the arrival of our exchange students confirm it.   Julia from Argentina arrived at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8th to a warm West U Rotary welcome, then breakfast at Skeeters.   
 
On Saturday afternoon, Jose from France arrived and Julia joined the group of Rotarians and hosts to welcome him.  
We look forward to getting to know these brave kids as the year progresses.
 
 
Keeping his promise to grow it, Chad Spencer lead the effort to load a record 300 backpacks for needy students, in collaboration with the YMCA who will distribute them.  Lots of helpers came out Saturday and we finished in about an hour!  
Thanks to all who donated goods, funds, the space, and time.  
On Thursday, July 20, we gifted Prison Entrepreneurship Program with their share of the proceeds of our 21st annual golf tournament.  
Tony Mayer, Charles Hearne and Bert Smith are all smiles.  This was the most successful tournament in club history!   Great job, Bob Geary & Geoff Lanceley!
Flags, parade, float, songs, burgers, dogs, and donations!   We are everywhere in West U every July 4th!
 
Warming up!
 
Our beautiful float!
 
 
 
 
The picnic fundraiser at Colonial Pool, lead by Chuck Guffey and Judy Faulkner.
 
 
 
 
 
Good job, everyone!    Another successful parade & fundraiser!
 
 
On July 1st, 2017, the club will officially have a new President and Board.  Crazy Carol is out, and Yes Man George is in.  DG Bill Palko conducted the installations at the Briar Club on June 22.
 
The new board of directors is as follows:

President: George Adams
President-Elect:  Clyde Hays
Vice President:  Stacy Brevard
Treasurer:  Craig Friou
Asst. Treas.:  Jim Waters
Club Secretary: Dan O'dell
Board Secretary:  Paul Cornett
Past President:  Carol Lester
Directors:
Irene Duque 
Carmen Flores 
Chad Spencer 
Steven Vaughan 
Jane Richardson 
Lisa Bunse 
Suzanne Diecks 
A.J.Karian 
Terry LeFevre 
Bob Owen
 
Thank you to all who agreed to serve.
 
 
 
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Speakers
HFD Chief Pena
Sep 28, 2017
Houston's First Responders... The HFD
PDG Eric Liu
Oct 05, 2017
The one and only Eric Liu.
Scott Van Beck
Oct 12, 2017
Want hear about challenges? Then don't miss Houston A+ Challenge presentation.
Marvish Huff
Oct 19, 2017
Rotaracter and his non-profit organization Juma'.
Mike Bell
Oct 26, 2017
Stop Hunger Now!!!
Kathryn Meiner
Nov 09, 2017
Neighbors in Action
Edward Godwin
Nov 16, 2017
Why does HPD have a Dive Team?
Paul Posoli
Nov 30, 2017
Cristo Rey Jesuit College
Trey Cox
Dec 14, 2017
Trans Star and the importance of it if you live in Houston
Christopher L. Tritico
Dec 21, 2017
Don't miss this meeting!!! You'll love his stories and interesting facts about criminal law.
Wayne Stanton
Jan 04, 2018
Immunizations are important?
Judge Ken Wise
Jan 11, 2018
Famous stories from a Judicial standpoint.
Mehdi Alavi
Jan 18, 2018
Peace Worldwide.
Dean Jon Singleton and Diana Garland
Feb 01, 2018
Baylor University - School of Social Work
Stan Stanart
Feb 08, 2018
What a county clerk does and why they are important.
Homero
Feb 15, 2018
Most important job ever...Being a Firefighter.
Muddy Baker
Mar 01, 2018
Why we need those YUMMY cookies in the Spring Time.
Adele Segel
Mar 08, 2018
Don't miss this if you are remodeling and needing fresh ideas.