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Birthdays
Member Birthdays:
  • Pam Dibbern
    November 5
  • Jim Moore
    November 11
  • Carl Stutts
    November 15
  • Michele Grace
    November 16
  • Dee Ullrich
    November 19
  • Laura Higley
    November 27
  • Lisa Bunse
    November 27
  • Honey Leveen
    November 29
  • Leslie Cauffman
    November 29
 
 
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
Subscriptions for flags received after October 31st will begin at the next launch period and not for Veteran's Day.   The next launch will be in February for Presidents Day.

Orders that come in after the installation has started cannot be honored during that launch.  Rotarians are volunteers and as such we do not strain them by having them have to go out into their zones over and over as new orders come in.    We hope you understand and we appreciate your support of our work through your subscription.
Youth Exchange Champion John Thornton needs your help getting host families for our two inbound students.  They are well placed at the moment but soon enough they will need to move for 3 months with other families.  Can you help?  100% of past host families would rate it as one of the best things they ever did!  Because of this program, Terry LeFebvre went to Bolivia and Peru, John went to Paraguay, and Carol went to Italy.   And see Bentley visiting Machiej in Poland recently!    Who will you host and where will it take you?
Kimberly Phipps-Nichol is leading the committee of volunteers interested in helping flood victims rehab their homes.   A health and safety training is required for anyone who wishes to work inside flooded homes. Mold and toxic pathogens are a danger that requires special care. Not able to do the physically demanding work?  You can bring food or drink, watch kids or pets, purchase needed supplies, solicit for gift cards.
Join the over 17 club Rotarians already on the committee to make a dent in the work needed around Houston.  Contact Kimberly at bluewaterstudio.us@mac.com   
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!
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
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.
Barry Brazil
Jan 25, 2018
Cyber Security and why security is important
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.