A Brief History of Labor Day
 
August Membership comes to a close
 
2 Socials in September
 
Club Board Meeting
 
West U Rotary Happenings for the week ending September 6, 2015 ….
 
Howdy West U Rotary! Happy Labor Day weekend to all! Labor Day was originally proposed in 1882 to honor the American labor movement and the contributions workers made to the prosperity of the country. It was initially celebrated in conjunction with other countries on May 1st. In 1887 Oregon was the first state to make it a holiday and Labor Day became an official federal holiday in 1894. At some point in the new millennium women all over the country deemed Labor Day as the official “Bring out the boots” holiday. Look for boots to start showing up in Houston – even if the temperatures remain 90.
 
Our August membership campaign was very successful. We had at least 20 first time or returning guests join us for breakfast. Thanks to Larry Gray and everyone else who invited friends to attend our meetings. Keep inviting the guests for future meetings and make them feel welcome.  Remember: “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made then feel.”
                                                     
This past week we had a couple of very special guests – Dick DeGuerin and Paul Nugent who presented several entertaining stories about legendary defense attorney Percy Foreman.
 
This week our guest speaker is Kim Koehn, VP of the Gulf Coast Division of the American Heart Association.  Kim will provide us with an update on our local American Heart Association chapter and some of the community events.
 
There are several important dates coming up:
  • September 8th, WURC Board meeting (7 AM) at Skeeters. We have some important topics to discuss so please plan to join us.
  • September 12th, Books for the World book sorting (9AM – 11AM) 116 Main St, Pasadena   
  • This month we will have 2 social outings:
    • September 20th, Bayou City Concert Musicals are presenting Bells are Ringing (7:30 PM) – Sharon will have details on Thursday
    • September 21st, 50s dinner at 59 diner on Shepherd (6PM) come dressed in your best 50s costume
  • September 25th, District 5890 Foundation Dinner – Maggianos (6PM – 9PM) open to Major Donors, Bequest Society Members and Paul Harris Society Members. See Terry Ziegler for additional details.  
 
I hope every had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. Join us tomorrow for our month Board meeting. Have a great week!
 
Peace!
Greg Faldyn
West U Rotary Prez
 
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