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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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

Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  See attached report.                

What is that Polio Eradication Picture? - Applications are now open for the 2019 Polio REACH Awards, established by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.  The REACH Awards honor front line health workers and innovators on disease elimination – the true heroes of disease eradication. These awards are a moment to recognize and celebrate the dedicated Polio vaccinators who tirelessly overcome difficult terrain and areas of insecurity to reach every last child with lifesaving polio vaccines.The REACH Awards will be presented at the Reaching the Last Mile Forum on 11/19/2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE where the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s 2019 pledging moment will be hel

Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2019 - 11:  Indonesia - 0 (0 in 2018).  Papua New Guinea - 0 (26 in 2018).  Nigeria - 8 (34 in 2018)  Niger - 0 (10 in 2018).  Somalia - 2 (13 in 2018).  DRC - 1 (20 in 2018).  Mozambique - 0 - (1 in 2018)  One hundred and four Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2018. Iran - One additional Polio Positive Environmental Sample was detected this week in Iran.  Sample there are genetically related to those in Karachi, Pakistan.  No cases of Polio paralysis have been reported in Iran. 

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!!  

 

 

 

Our Club held its "An Evening of Elegance!"  fund raising event on February 23 at The Woodlands Marriott.  As part of the event, we honored Michael and Vicki Richmond for their major contributions to our community throughout the past 35 plus years.
 
All proceeds benefited the Rotary House. Rotary House is a Non Profit focused on providing  patients from any of our five area Woodlands Hospitals a secure and affordable place to stay while seeking treatments. The Event netted $190,000  for this great cause. Once again, we wish to thank all of our Sponsors for helping to make this event such a big success.
Event SponsorsAmount Rotary House Sponsorship Category 
Purepoint Financial $15,000.00 Framing/Stud Sponsor 
Great American Title (Ronnie Mathews)$10,000.00 Roof 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 National 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 
Constable Ryan Gable                    $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Early/Wolford Families $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Julie Martineau$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Knighton & Stone  (Jay Knighton)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Melissa Ray Insurance Agency $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Melton/ Maletasta/ Logan/ Cox Table$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Montgomery County Youth Services$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Raymond James/Tim Montfort  $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Starfox Financial Services  (Bill Friebel)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
The Woodlands Christian Academy$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
United Capital (Stephen Bauer)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Will Perry & Assoc $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
The Strong Firm$1,500.00 Window Sponsor 
Gerald Glenn$1,000.00 Brick Sponsor 
John Fackler$1,000.00 Brick Sponsor 
Sue Turney                                         $250.00 Donation 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 

           2nd Annual Texas Legends Crawfish Boil- A  GREAT SUCCESS!
Tom Cox and his team pulled off another great event- in spite of the weather! Over 500 people had their fill of crawfish. The event netted $21,000 for the Texas Legends Scholarship Fund, which will award college scholarship s to students attending The Woodlands high schools.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Club Volunteers partnered with Interfaith of The Woodlands  on April 06, 2019 to help our Seniors by working for a day on community improvement projects. The  local high school Interact Clubs also participated in the effort. This was a fantastic opportunity to show our  support for our community and provide various services to local senior citizens in need of assistance.

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:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
     
    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.
     
     
 
 
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 mkbass1@live.com
 
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ROTARY EVENT CHAIRS,  the best way to make certain your EVENT  information is included in our Club Calendar, List of Upcoming Events and in our Monthly Newsletter (The Link), is to provide the Web Master the needed information via use of our Event Form. This form can be found in the Calandar Section of our Web Site (https://woodlandsrotary.org/sitepage/calender). In addition, you may also send an email to Club Members but this will have a shorter shelf life.
 
In order to be included in our Monthly Newsletter, The Link, please provide your Event information to Mike Bass before the last Friday of the month.
 
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Upcoming Speakers
President's Year End Recap
Jun 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly - President Ryan Mathes year-end recap - Vocational Service Award
Dan Hannon
Jul 18, 2019 12:00 PM
Lynne Dowell, Beauty Pageantry
Aug 01, 2019 12:00 PM
Local High School Coach's Update
Aug 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Mahesh Sashital, Crypotcurrency
Aug 22, 2019 12:00 PM
 
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President
President Elect (Fundraising)
Vice President (Membership)
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service I
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Youth Services
International Service
Community Service I
Community Service II
Vocational Service
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Controller
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
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