2022-2023 28th Year


John Thornton and Youth Exchange Student, Emeline, from Belgium.

Hello West U Rotarians and Guests,
We had another very nice turnout at Pico's this past week, plus we had a good amount on Zoom.  Glad to see everyone and I encourage everyone to get engaged in Rotary.  We have so many channels to get involved in.
Ana Morao gave an update on our medical equipment drive for Luanda.  Reach out to her if you want to help and get involved.  I love how Rotary is an international organization.
We heard from my neighbor, Pam Plagens, who works for the US Department of Commerce, as the Advanced Manufacturing Team Lead.  She is very knowledgeable and please reach out to her if you have any questions or ideas.She is super nice and a great neighbor too.  
REMEMBER - NO MEETING THIS THURSDAY - January 26th (4th Thursday).
SOCIAL AT Kirby Ice House, 3333 Eastside, Thursday - January 26th, 600pm. There is plenty of parking and places to sit and visit.  I'll be there and hope to see you too.  This is a great way to get to know your fellow members.
John Thornton
President, 2022-23
Last Week's Meeting
January Social - January 26
The social committee is cordially inviting you to our next social on 1/26/23 at Kirby Ice House
3333 Eastside St. Houston TX 77098  5:30 to......
Visit their website for their daily specials.
Outside food permitted. Outside drinks NOT permitted. Food truck(s) on site.
Come have fun and socialize with your fellow Rotarians. Look for the happy Rotarians in the back of this trendy bar. We will do some networking in order to promote our individual business.
Guests are welcome!
See you then!
Irene Sadkowski
Club Secretary
Social Committee Chair
February Book Exchange
It's time for the next West U Rotary Book Exchange!
Please bring a book or two and come a few minutes early or stay a few minutes after the February 2 meeting to pick up a book or two to read.  "The more you read, the more you will learn.  The more you learn, the farther you will go." 
Thanks, Terry Z  
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 02, 2023
Improving your travel and vacation photos

Douglas Burns will be joining to talk about improving your travel/vacation photos; a photographer's 15 top tips

Douglas Burns fell in love with photography at an early age pouring though the photos in National Geographic Magazine. However it was in college where the photo bug really bit him. Since then he has traveled the world seeking photographic opportunities both professionally and personally. He has worked as a Director of Photography on projects with National Geographic TV documentaries, ESPN, TV personality Dr Phil, basketball player Yao Ming, former boxing champion and TV pitchman George Forman, major league baseball player Craig Biggio, and many others. He is fascinated with light in its various forms and how it shapes the world we see. Light can transform a scene, create a mood, or evoke a memory.  


Feb 09, 2023
The West U Rotary Field House and Challenger Baseball
Past Speakers
Jan 19, 2023
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Walker
January 6
Serena Sneeringer
January 6
Kerry Bloom
January 7
George Adams
January 24
Lucy Gebhart
February 3
Daniel O'Dell
February 6
Jason Whitley
February 19
Stanley McCandless
February 19
Mike Woods
February 20
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