The Woodlands

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course
100 Grand Fairway
Legacy Ballroom
The Woodlands, TX  77381
United States of America
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Quote of the Day - “Together, let us achieve history: let us ensure that no child anywhere will ever again by paralyzed by any Poliovirus” Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Chair, GPEI Polio Oversight Board, Director-General, WHO 
Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
The Final Three Polio Endemic Countries:
  • Pakistan - One new Polio case reported this week. Seventy-seven Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent case was from the Lakki District of the Khyber Pkhtunkhwa Province.  The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/13/19.  Pakistan reported twelve Wild Polio cases in 2018.  Twelve new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.  
  • Afghanistan - One new Polio case reported this week. Nineteen Polio cases reported in 2019.  The most recent case was from the Kandahar Province with an onset of paralysis on 9/18/19. Afghanistan reported twenty-one Wild Polio cases in 2018. No new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
  • Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017, 2018, or 2019.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on over Three Years without a Wild Polio case! 

The Rotary Club of The Woodlands will  host a Veterans Day Lunch on November 7th during our regular Thursday luncheon.  This year we ask all of our members to bring THEIR special Veteran family member, friend or neighbor to lunch so we may honor their service.Please RSVP for your guest to Todd Bryant at or via phone at 832-482-2494 x402 If you have already RSVP'd - thank you!!! 

Our program Master of Ceremonies is Bill Leigh and the event will begin with the TWHS AFJROTC presenting the colors, the moving Salute to Service and ourKeynote speaker is:

Terry Weaver
Veteran US Navy
Founder and Executive Director - VEL Institute

A special thank you to The Woodlands Christian Academy students who will be making hand-made cards for our guests. 

Rotary Club of The Woodlands’ annual fundraising gala, An Evening of Elegance, will be held February 29, 2020 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. The event will honor George Lindahl, III with the Legendary Service Award for his work both in the community and through mission work internationally. Mary and Norman Parrish will serve as co-chairs of the event.
Rotary Board member, Tom Cox, Jr. nominated Mr. Lindahl for the honor. “George Lindahl personifies a servant leader. He selflessly lends himself to worthwhile causes and seeks nothing in return. He simply identifies need, brings the community together and impacts real change. He has quietly done so much for so many. George is certainly worthy of this recognition and I am excited to see him honored by our community,” said Cox.
Lindahl’s career in oil and gas spans 45 years, capping his career as CEO/President of Union Pacific Resources (a Fortune 500 Company) and as Vice-Chairman of Anadarko Petroleum from 2000-2003. He currently works full time as a volunteer for numerous nonprofit charities. His goal through service and financial investments is to make “transformational change.” He and his wife, Kristi, live in The Woodlands.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities for the Evening of Elegance Gala, please visit: or contact Ann Wolford at

On September  28, our Club participated  in the YMCA annual Dragon Boat Races at North Shore Park.  In addition, most of our Interact clubs competed in the High School only event held Sunday Morning, September 29th.  The Interact clubs competing this year with be The Woodlands High School, John Cooper, College Park and Grand Oaks which will have between 90 – 150 students. As a Club, we provided them breakfast and a cheering section. 

As you are aware, The Bahamas took a devastating hit from Hurricane Dorian.  The damage is truly unfathomable. I reached out to Rotary International Past President Barry Rassin, who is a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, Bahamas, and he put me in touch with the District 7020 Disaster Relief Coordinator and provided me with the Newsletter they created to instruct Rotarians on how they can offer assistance at this time.  I have  summarized below the information on how you can donate.

Please offer any assistance you are able to and know that it will provide immediate humanitarian relief to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian.  It was only two short years ago that the Houston area was flooded by Harvey's unrelenting rains and we can all remember the images from the news that impacted us so deeply.  Our friends in District 7020 are in the midst of those struggles and compassion is our best asset 

For contributors wishing to send funds Directly to Bahamas Rotary Disaster Committee Please advise in advance, the following details of funds being remitted to the Bahamas:

• Name of Sender
• Amount of Remittance
• Notify Frank McGwier at; copy

FOR US$ Wire Transfer DONATIONS:

Bank of America N.A., Miami branch Nationsbank Tower
100 S.E. 2nd Street, Miami Florida, 33131 Miami, A/C 1901009680

ABA No. 026009593


13 Ridgeway Drive, Nassau Bahamas P.O. Box EE 15627, Nassau, Bahamas+1 (242) 424-6163

Thank you for your assistance. 


Amy L. Hinchman

Rotary Club of The Woodlands

Chair, Community Outreach Committee

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