Speaker Date Topic
No Morning Meeting - Evening Club Social Jun 27, 2024
No Meeting - 4th of July Holiday Jul 04, 2024
Colonial Park West U Rotary Display
Ellie Herder Jul 11, 2024 7:01 AM
Undies For Everyone
US Representative Lizzie Fletcher Jul 18, 2024 7:01 AM
Legislative Update
No Morning Meeting - Evening Club Social Jul 25, 2024
District Governor Multi Club Visit Aug 01, 2024 7:25 AM
Rotary Year 24-25
State Representative Ann Johnson Aug 08, 2024 7:01 AM
Legislative Update
Legislative Update
Jane Shapiro, Pre-Planning Advisor Aug 15, 2024 7:00 AM
The Ins and Outs of End-of-Life Planning.

Jane Shapiro ventured to Houston from the Boston area back in the 1980’s. She received her degree

from Boston College and holds a certificate as an Assisted Living Administrator and is licensed

as a Pre Need Planning Advisor.

She has enjoyed being part of the Houston community for the past 40 years. She’s been

affiliated with several healthcare organizations in providing training/development to

employees, building relationships within the medical and religious community, counseling

families seeking senior living options, to her current role at Houston Jewish Funerals and

Distinctive Life Cremation and Funerals.

She has worked for HCA, US Physical Therapy, Aetna Health Plans, the Alzheimer’s Association,

Brazos Towers and Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services.

She takes pride in volunteering at the Evelyn Rubinstein JCC, Seven Acres, WU and Bellaire Sr.

Centers, Weekly YMCA and is a member of Jewish Federation’s Business and Professional

Group, River Oaks Women’s Breakfast Club, Houston Area Continuity of Care, Houston

Gerontological Association, Houston Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Houston Women’s

Chamber, Bellaire Business Association and lifetime member of Hadassah.

Having joined Houston Jewish Funerals and Distinctive Life Cremation and Funerals back in

2018, she was tasked with educating and sharing the importance of Pre Need Planning to

families in our community.

Jane shares, that it’s truly a calling, a mitzvah and a gift to impart her knowledge and

understanding while bringing her life experiences, passion and empathy to those in need.

No Morning Meeting - Evening Club Social Aug 22, 2024
No Morning Meeting - Club Service Project Week Aug 29, 2024
Dr. Nikolaos Diakos-Surgeon Texas Heart Institute Sep 05, 2024 7:01 AM
Texas Heart Institute 2024-Mission and Relevance
Mary Kay Jackson Sep 12, 2024 1:01 AM
Rotary and the Provision of Water in Northern Ghana

Mary Kay Jackson, the daughter of local Rotarian Dan Clinton, was raised in Houston and holds civil engineering degrees from Texas A&M and Stanford University.  After a brief stint in the oil industry, Mary Kay practiced civil engineering in Atlanta, Georgia, for 20 years designing water infrastructure for municipal clients. 


In 2006, Mary Kay moved to Ghana, West Africa, and joined the staff of the Methodist Church Ghana to create their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program.  In 2017, she returned to Houston and joined the staff of TMS Global, where she currently is the Director of Strategic Initiatives. She continues to maintain an active water ministry in Ghana.


Over the past 18 years, Mary Kay has constructed 300 boreholes for villages, clinics, and schools in Ghana.  She served for 9 years as the Managing Director of Pure Home Water, a Ghanaian social enterprise that manufactures ceramic pot filters for household water treatment.  During her tenure, Pure Home Water constructed its manufacturing facility and grew from 4 to 25 employees, mostly local women potters. To date, Pure Home Water has provided over 30,000 filters to households in Ghana, including as part of two Rotary grants.

Nurit Gery Sep 19, 2024 7:01 AM
Discuss her High School in Israel
Nurit Gery - Managing Director and Co-Founder of Younited
Nurit is a social entrepreneur who decided to move from a successful career in the commercial world to the nonprofit sector. The catalyst was a three-week volunteering stint with her husband and teenage children at an orphanage in Zimbabwe. This life-changing experience showed her that this was the moment to use the transferable skills from  her extensive commercial and marketing experience to create a project that had the potential to create real, long-term impact both within Israel and beyond.
Younited (formerly GHIS) was envisaged in 2017 and, under Nurit’s leadership and vision, only a year later it opened with a full cohort of local and international students and staff, ready to compete in quality with international schools worldwide.  Partnerships with relevant government agencies, the International Baccalaureate Organization and a handful of donors who understood the value of  this ‘start-up’, ensured that the foundations for quality and sustainability were in place.  Since then, Nurit’s outreach skills and her ability to engage and include people has attracted a network of international partners, friends, volunteers and supporters from  around the world. 
Nurit’s commercial work experience spanned Israel and the U.S,  with an emphasis on senior management, marketing and sales, entrepreneurship and business development. Prior to establishing Younited, Nurit worked for 20 years at the pharmaceutical giant, GSK, where she was a Business Unit Director. 
Nurit has an MBA from the USF, California  and a BA in Biology from the Technion, Israel.
No Morning Meeting - Evening Club Social Sep 26, 2024
Cowboy Don Nichols Oct 03, 2024
Houston Livestock and Rodeo
Jan Kaiser Oct 17, 2024
When Seasons Change
No Morning Meeting - Evening Club Social Oct 24, 2024
No Morning Meeting - Club Service Project Week Oct 31, 2024
No Morning Meeting - Holiday Nov 28, 2024