Posted by Rick Raanes on Aug 11, 2016

On a toasty Tuesday morning, 8 am, August 8th 

The Woodlands Rotary Club dedicated a $26,000  Verdin Clock in Town Green Park in The Woodlands.  The crew of past presidents and several rotarians joined Dr. Ed Robb, Chairman of The Woodlands Township to dedicate the clock.  The clock celebrates the 40th year anniversary of The Rotary Club of The Woodlands. it was fitting that the clock is also located in the 100th park of the area.  
Here is the entirety of Dr. Robbs Dedication.
"Good Morning, As chairman of the Township Board of Directors, I am pleased to accept this magnificent gift to The Woodlands. As you may recall, we made an exception to our normal practice of receiving gifts. And it is fitting that we did. For this is an exceptional opportunity – presented to us by an exceptional organization: The Woodlands Rotary Club. And it is an exceptional occasion: the 40th Anniversary of the service club. So on behalf of The Woodlands community, I say Thank You. Everywhere I go in the world, from Asia to South America, from Africa to Europe – I see signs in fine hotels: “Rotary Club meets here.” And I know Rotary is working in that community for the common good. You are to be commended. We placed this generous gift in an exceptional location. At the entrance of Town Green Park. This park was a TCID project back in 2006, when I served as chairman. We built the park on 4 acres of land donated by The Woodlands Development Company. Today we have 140 parks in our town – and this one, designed to be the Central Park for The Woodlands – was the 100th. And here for decades to come will stand this magnificent Time Piece – reminding us Scripture’s admonition: that Time is fleeting.
Each day we will do well to ask ourselves:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
So that on our final day on earth, when the hour comes, we might know we’ve lived well.
Again, on behalf of the 114,000 residents of The Woodlands, I say Thank You. Ed Robb"