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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 February 23, 2019
Our "OLD" Wine Dinner has a NEW name- "An Evening of Elegance!" The event  will be held February 23, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at The Woodlands Marriott.  We will be Honoring Michael and Vicki Richmond for their major contributions to our community throughout the past 35 plus years.
All proceeds will benefit the Rotary House, a Non Profit focused  on providing  patients in one of our five areas Woodlands Hospitals a secure and affordable place to stay while seeking treatments. 
We are still in need of volunteers and individual ticket sales! If you recruit any Merchants for the Silent Auction or wish to buy a ticket or become a Sponsor, the appropriate forms can be found on our Fundraising Page (
The Committee is excited to announce that…. as of today, we have $150,200 in  Sponsorships and Ticket Sales! We wish to think all of our contributors. 
Event SponsorsAmount Rotary House Sponsorship Category 
Purepoint Financial $15,000.00 Framing/Stud Sponsor 
Howard Hughes Corporation $10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Jeff Beard Real Estate Co. $10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Lone Star Corporate College$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Memorial Hermann Hospital$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Texas Children's Hospital$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Woodforest Bank$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
CHI St Luke’s Health $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
M D Anderson Hospital $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Methodist $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Richmond Realty$5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Schroeder & Associates $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Stewart Title$5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Woodforest Development$5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Mary & Norm Parrish Table$2,500.00 Door Sponsor 
Spirit of Texas Bank$2,500.00 Door Sponsor 
Bruce C Tough Law Firm $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Chad Grimes &  Lucian Rivela Table$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Early/Wolford Families $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Knighton & Stone  (Jay Knighton)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Julie Martineau$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Melissa Ray Insurance Agency $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Montgomery County Youth Services$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Starfox Financial Services  (Bill Friebel)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
United Capital (Stephen Bauer)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
The Woodlands Christian Academy$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Will Perry & Assoc $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Melton/ Malasta/ Logan/ Cox Table$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
The Strong Firm$1,500.00 Window Sponsor 
John Fackler$1,000.00 Brick Sponsor 
Gerald Glenn$1,000.00 Brick Sponsor 
Ticket Sales  
Chris Grice$500.00 Table Sales 
Craig Eisler$500.00 Table Sales 
Kay Beohm- Francis$500.00 Table Sales 
Ron Rogers$500.00 Table Sales 
James Wang $450.00 Table Sales 
We need to sell more individual tickets! We need for anyone thinking about buying a table or a seat to please fill out the forms on the Rotary website and send it in as soon as possible. For more information on the event or to purchased tickets please email Melissa Ray at
Thank you to those that have donated wine or money to the Wine Pull at the event. We have collected 26 bottles of wine, and $475.00 to buy 16-20 more.  Our Goal is 200 bottles of wine so as you can see, we are in need of several more. Please remember to bring 1 or 2 bottles of wine to the next Rotary Meeting or to RAH within the next two weeks. 
The Committee is collecting several Great Live and Silent auction items; however, we are still in need of several more. If your company or someone you do business with would be interested in donating and item, please contact Michele Flory at and she will be glad to pick up the item/s or answer any questions.
For questions, please contact
Becky Shannonhouse
M (281) 433-8361 D (832) 482-1840
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them:
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    Rotary members planning new service projects are encouraged to consider these areas and the many opportunities for innovative projects within them. The attached publication introduces each area and suggests how Rotary clubs and districts and their service partners can address these needs both locally and internationally.
Don't miss out on all the delicious food, games and comradeship.
2nd Annual; Texas Legends Crawfish Boil
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Stillwater’s Backporch
2158 Stillwater Creek Drive • Conroe, TX 77384
Texas Legends is the group of original founders of the Rotary Club of The Woodlands. The main objective of Rotary is SERVICE - in the community and throughout the world. Rotarians build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”
BAD NEWS --Two new (2018) Wild Polio Cases Reported This Week.                
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   Rotarians Go Door-To-Door in Jhuggis - Pakistan - National Immunization Days - utilizing 48,000 vaccination teams targeting 19.1 million children to be vaccinated with the Oral Polio Vaccine - started January 21, 2019 and ran through January 25.  This picture from 1/21/19 shows Rotarians going "door to door" to make sure every child is reached.  The goal is a Polio-Free Pakistan!
Zero is the Magic Number!   The three-year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. Today, we restart the count since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case. Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation - for each of the next two years - for a total of $300 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort.  
Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - Papua New Guinea, Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Niger, Nigeria, Mozambique, & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2019: Papua New Guinea - 0 (26 in 2018).  (No new cases this week), Nigeria - 0 (34 in 2018).  (One new 2018 case & 8 Polio Positive samples this week), Niger - 0 (9 in 2018).  (No new cases reported this week), Somalia - 0 (13 in 2018).  (No new cases this week), DRC - 0 (20 in 2018).  (No new cases this week).  Mozambique - 0 (1 in 2018) (One new case reported this week) One hundred and three Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2018. 
To Succeed by 2023 - The Chairs of the main independent, advisory and oversight committees of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have issued an impassioned plea to everyone involved in the Global Polio Eradication Effort to excel in their roles and to dedicate themselves to one clear objective:  to reach that very last child with the Polio vaccine, with the goal of global certification of Polio eradication by 2023!
Members of Rotary After Hours (RAH) are part of The Woodlands Rotary Club. The only difference is that they meet after hours from 5:00 - 6:15 pm the first and third Tuesday of the month. RAH is ideal for professionals that may not be able to attend the  our regular  Rotarian luncheons meetings.  Ideal members are community professionals that are highly motivated to be service oriented in giving back to the community with Rotary Club of The Woodlands. If you now someone who is interested in joining, invite them to our next RAH Meeting! 
RAH Meetings are  also open to all Rotarians. So come out to have some fun. For Meeting Locations, visit our Club Calendar or  list of Upcoming Events on the web site.

We are pleased to announce that our apartments are fully occupied with a waiting List. Over the last several months we have been 80% occupied. We are extremely excited to see so much interest in such  a short of time. To date, we have provided 204 days of lodging to patients undergoing extended treatment and their families at our Medical Center, This  represents over $30,000 in direct benefits to these patients and families. Our patients have included 9 infants and children plus two adult cancer patients. These patients have come from as far away as St Augustine, Fla.  and as near as Huntsville, Texas. We are currently evaluating our funding strategy to see if we can add a third apartment. What do you think?


We are also excited to announce our new web site where you can learn more


The Hospitality Committee could use more people to check in on our families and make sure they get the support they need to continue caring for their babies.  If you are interested in doing this and/or have an idea, contact Jon Sanderson at

Welcome to THE LINK
THE LINK is the Official Newsletter for our Club. Each month, we strive to provide timely information, all in one place, regarding upcoming Events, Meetings, Speakers and Stories about what is going on in our Club. If you have any suggestions for improving our Newsletter, please contact Mike Bass, Web Master, at
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Upcoming Speakers
Tessa Stuckey - Childhood Depression
Feb 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Brad Kaufman- Cyber Security
Mar 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Wayne Beaumier-USA Disaster Aid
Mar 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly
Mar 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Rich Byrnes- Port of Houston
Apr 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Students of the Year
Apr 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Teacher of the Year
May 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Clay Pruitt- Boy Scounts of America
May 09, 2019 12:00 PM
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President Elect (Fundraising)
Vice President (Membership)
Club Service I
Club Service II
Youth Services
International Service
Community Service I
Community Service II
Vocational Service
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Sergeant at Arms
Public Relations
RYLA Chair
Rotary After Hours
Rotary After Hours
Club Bulletin-The Link
Interact Advisor - Woodlands HS
Interact Advisor - College Park
Interact Advisor - John Cooper
Interact Advisor - Woodlands Christian
Interact Advisor - Oak Ridge
Rotaract Chair