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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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. 

What is that Polio Eradication Picture? -- Four new Wild Polio cases reported this week!!           
Today's Polio picture is of our Past RI President James Bomar.  October 29, 2019 marked the 40th Anniversary of President Bomar giving the first Oral Polio Drops, in the first large scale 3H (Health, Hunger, and Humanity) project in the Philippines - the project that would grow into Rotary's Global Polio Eradication effort, to be named PolioPlus, in the years to follow.  
October 24 - World Polio Day: One Day. One Focus: ENDING POLIO NOW!
Can You Name Five Ways Our Work Against Polio Fights Other Diseases?  The third is - Surveillance - The Polio surveillance system helps detect new cases of Polio and determines where and how these cases originated.  In Borno State of Nigeria, the surveillance system is now being used to find people with symptoms of Yellow Fever.  Surveillance was one of the many tactics used during a 2018 Yellow Fever outbreak that prompted vaccinations of more than eight million people.     

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

On 7/27/19 Rotary hosted the MC Youth Services Kids for Roller Skating Outing. We shared in good old fashion fun and Judy and Nikki even showed up with their own skates!  All of the kids laced up their skates and rolled out on the floor singing and skating to the music.  For several of the them it was the first time they had been rollerskating in their lives.  We indulged in pizza and soda and allowed them to just be kids.  The afternoon wrapped up with a race of all the kids and a couple Rotarians around the rink.  It was an amazing day.  About a week after the outing we received handwritten thank you cards from each of the kids and the counselors.  It heartwarming knowing that we are making a difference in their worlds.  

Both  of our units are currently occupied.  We have three patients on the waiting list.  We have served patients from all hospitals in the area including MD Anderson. 
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Meet Our Team
President Elect (Fundraising)
Vice President (Membership)
Club Service II
Club Service I
Youth Services
International Service
Community Service I
Community Service II
Vocational Service
Past President
Rotary After Hours
Strategic Planning and Training
Archivist and Parliamentarian
Sergeant at Arms
Interact Advisor - College Park
Interact Advisor - John Cooper
Interact Advisor - Woodlands Christian
Interact Advisor - Oak Ridge
Interact Advisor - Grand Oaks
Interact Advisor - The Woodlands
Rotaract Chair
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