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
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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! 
RAW 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 four 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

It's that time again! The YMCA is hosting another fun packed event located at Northshore Park. The Dragon Boat event will also include other activities you can participate in. So, come out and join us Saturday morning for 4 hours, September 29th at 8AM. It will be a lot of fun!Bring your family and invite a friend. Thank you to the ones that have already signed up. If you have not, please send me a response with your name and shirt size. We need to fill up our roster!  Look forward to seeing everyone there! 

If you have any questions, please contact Cody Sundbeck <>

Today at lunch, we heard from Claudia Gee Vassar, President of the new Houston Botanic Garden. This new Garden is  under development on on 120 acres near Sims Bayou. The Garden will  eventually include plants from all over the world, including  a 2-acer community garden as well. On May 19, hosted its first community event with the creation of its tree farm. Eventually, over 1,100 trees will be planted on the rolling hills of this former golf course. The goals of this non-profit organization are to:
  • Provide an oasis of contemplation, learning, inspiration and research
  • Enrich people's lives through outstanding displays and programs
  • Serve as a  model for sustainability
  • Inspire people to become stewards of our environment
Our Rotary-wide 2018-19 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
 $50 Million – be Matched $2 for $1 by the Gates Foundation
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!
PolioPlus:  Zero Is The Magic Number!
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
                                                            17,700,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
Total paralysis cases
YTD 2017
- in endemic countries:
- in post-endemic countries
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 1, Nigeria 0   
2018 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2017 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 3 Pakistan (2017-8), 12 Afghanistan (2017-14),
0 Nigeria (2017-0)
Terry Ziegler, District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21/B/27 PHS Coordinator

This year the Cochran's Crossing Fall Festival will be on October 21 at Shadowbend Park from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Once again the Cochran's Crossing Village Association is depending on the great assistance provided by Rotary Interact Clubs of The Woodlands, College Park, and John Copper High Schools.  Their spirit of volunteerism and energy while having a good time is truly appreciated.  For more information contact:

Gary Conwell


The members of the CCVA board are very enthusiastic about this year's Fall Festival and I believe the Interact members will enjoy it even more than in the past.

At our regular Club Meeting on August 9,  we hosted our second event welcoming  the children of our members.  We had 13 children join us.  We are proud to be able to share Rotary with our children! Our Club has started to attract permanent generational members.  We have one three generation family – the Toughs, and two second generation families – the Eisslers and Schroeder/Mathes families.

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Meet Our Team
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
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Interact Advisor - Woodlands HS
Interact Advisor - College Park
Interact Advisor - John Cooper
Interact Advisor - Woodlands Christian
Interact Advisor - Oak Ridge
Rotaract Chair