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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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 frankmcgwier@coralwave.com; copy hinchva@gmail.com

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

Additional Notes: FOR CREDIT TO: COMMONWEALTH BANK, LTD S.W.I.F.T. CODE: COMWBSNS

FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO: ROTARY DISASTER RELIEF FUND A/C 1004195
13 Ridgeway Drive, Nassau Bahamas P.O. Box EE 15627, Nassau, Bahamas+1 (242) 424-6163

Thank you for your assistance. 

Sincerely, 

Amy L. Hinchman

Rotary Club of The Woodlands

Chair, Community Outreach Committee
 

Polio Eradication Update
For The Week Ending 08/24/19
 
Rotary’s World-wide 2019-20 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match
 
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!        
PolioPlus:  Zero Is The Magic Number!

Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER
                                                                                      18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2019
 
Total
2018
Total
2017
 
Total
2016
Total
 2015
Globally
66
33
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
66
33
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0   
 
2019 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 53 Pakistan (2018-12), 13 Afghanistan (2018-21),
0 Nigeria (2018-0)
 

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. 

Our next Blood Drive is August 22, 2019.  The summertime is typically the Blood Center's slow period, so they need your blood more now than ever.  Please come and donate and ask your friends to come as well.  We have plenty of cool water and juice to quench your thirst from the Texas sun.  We still have plenty of spaces available so please e-mail me at stephen.bauer@unitedcp.com or call me at 281-907-5100 and we will get you signed up.  For those that are already signed up, you should receive an email from my assistant Robin from stephen.bauer.assistant@gmail.com with your time. Remember, each donation is worth 1 makeup and if you give double reds, then its 2 make-ups.  You can also have some one donate on your behalf and receive the credit. If you can't make it to our drive, try to go to the blood center on 242 and give them our code 4354G902 so we can get credit.

 
Polio Eradication Update
 
Rotary’s World-wide 2019-20 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is  $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match.
John Hathaway reported at our lunch that our District has raised over $1 million toward achieving this goal
 
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Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!   Polio Plus:  Zero Is The Magic Number!
 
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2019
 
Total
2018
Total
2017
 
Total
2016
Total
 2015
Globally
37
33
22
37
74
- in endemic countries:
37
33
22
37
74
- in post-endemic countries:
0
0
0
0
0
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 3, Afghanistan 2, Nigeria 0  
 
2019 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 27 Pakistan (2018-12), 10 Afghanistan (2018-21),
0 Nigeria (2018-0)

 

CONSIDER THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY--At our May 23 Lunch, Nancy White from the Houston based Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program provided  a very compelling presentation on how they are helping convicted felons turn their lives around. Their three-year recidivism record is only 8.3% compelled to the State's 25%. If interested in helping, go to their web site www.pep.org or  contact Brian Troy (Houston) at btroy@pep.org or call 832-767-0928. Volunteers are needed

Congratulations Ryan Mathes, Rotary Club of The Woodlands President and Woman of Distinction. 

Ryan was honored at the 29th Annual  Women of Distinction Luncheon at The Woodlands Marriott on May 3, 2019. 

At their May 2 Luncheon, The Rotary Club honored  their selection of the 2018-2019 Students of the Year. What a great bunch of young people from our Woodlands Area Schools. The students, their parents and CISD can all be proud of the great accomplishments of these students.
 
 
The Club welcomed visiting Rotarian Thomas Harms from Paris France with an exchange of Club Flags.
 


 

Rotarian Chad Grimes  had a fun time as a contestant  at the YMCA Dancing for a Cause. Chad was awarded the Most Enthusiastic trophy!!  

 

 

 

 
 
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