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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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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
REMEMBER OUR FIRST CLUB MEETING OF 2019 WILL BE JANUARY 3. SEE YOU THERE!
 
SAVE THE DATE-"An Evening of Elegance", February 23, 2019  See "Story" Included for more details.
 
Rotary Interact Club
Read Story in"What's New" to learn what is going on at College Park High School
 
Did you know you can subscribe to our Club Calendar?  (https://woodlandsrotary.org/events/calendar) A great way to stay current with all our Club Events.
 
MIKE BASS, WEBMASTER  
WHATS NEW?
Save The Date -"An Evening of Elegance", February 23, 2019
Our "OLD" Wine Dinner has a NEW name- "An Evening of Elegance!" The event  will honor Michael and Vicki Richmond and will be held February 23, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. All proceeds will benefit the Rotary House. We are still in need of volunteers! If you recruit any Merchants for the Silent Auction, the appropriate form can be found on our Fundraising Page
 
Sponsorships are available. Sponsorship information can be found on our Fundraising Page. Currently the following Sponsors have committed  $82,500 in Sponsorships. Lets keep it up!
Purepoint  Financial                                                     $15,000
Lone Star College                                                          $10,000
Memorial Hermann                                                       $10,000
Woodforest National Bank                                          $10,000
Howard Hughes Corporation       `                              $10,000
Texas Children’s Hospital                                             $10,000
Richmond Realty                                                              $5,000
Schroeder & Associates                                                  $5,000
Stewart Title of Montgomery County                            $5,000
Spirit of Texas Bank                                                          $2,500
For questions, please contact

Becky Shannonhouse

M (281) 433-8361 D (832) 482-1840

Becky.shannonhouse@stewart.com
 
 
 
 
 
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The College Park Interact Club Newsletter
Interact Newsletter-The College Park Interact Club Has Been Very Active. Read More from Katie Zane about their activities
November 1st - The Woodlands College Park Interact worked with staff members at the Hailey Glow Run on the Knox Junior High track.  The volunteers help set up the event, cheer for runners, make snow cones, and pack up the event. 
 
November 5th - Before Thanksgiving, we hosted the annual Potluck event for our members where we feasted on delicious food and shared what they were thankful for.  Here at College Park, Interact is not just a club, but a family.  As board members, we always try to instill in future members the same love for community service that we have gained over the past few years.
 
November 10th (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) and 11th (11:30 am - 5:00 pm) - The College Park Interact Club had an amazing turn out at the Children’s Festival where they worked with children on face paint, crafts, and games.  One thing the club did not expect was the near 30-degree weather all day long, and like the troopers (and Texans) we are, all the volunteers came with eager faces and endless layers of clothing.
 
November 10th (8:30 - 11:30 am) and 11th (11:30 am - 2:30 pm) - U.S. Masters Swimming at CISD Natatorium 8:30-11:30 and 11:30-2:30 The College Park Interact members worked as timers for the U.S. Master Swimming meet at the CISD Natatorium.  Not only did the volunteers have a lot of fun while volunteering, but they also were able to meet Graham Johnston, a swimmer who participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
 
November 30th - Near the end of November, the College Park Best Buddies asked Interact to help them set up the Best Buddies Variety Show from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the College Park High School Auditorium.  Along with the variety show, there will be a silent auction which the Interact Club will oversee so the Best Buddies Club can raise enough money to fund a dance for students from our Special Education Department at College Park High School.
 
December 1st - From 8:00 - 10:00 am, the College Park Interact club will be serving food to the families with children who attend Glen Loch Elementary for the Glen Loch Holiday Breakfast.
 
December 2nd - John Cooper Holiday Party is from 12:30 - 3:30 pm on December 2nd.  The Interact clubs from John Cooper School, The Woodlands High School, and College Park High School will work together to provide a Christmas meal to local members of the elderly community.  The College Park Interact club intends to spread love and the holiday spirit.
 
December 6th - From 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Sally K. Ride Elementary, the College Park Interact Club is volunteering at the school’s Story Time with Santa event.  Here we will conduct crafts, holiday games, ornament painting, and more.
 
December 8th - At Town Green Park from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, College Park Interact will volunteer at the Human Rights Walk.  The members will be working at events such as the rock wall, arts & crafts, face painting, and bounce houses.
 
December 10th - In order to celebrate our commitment to the club and working members, we are hosting the Interact Holiday Party where we will skate our hearts away at the Woodlands Ice Rink.  There, we will name the Student of the Semester for their enthusiasm, spirit, and commitment when volunteering.
 
Over this first semester, the entire club together has amassed nearly 2,546 hours of community service.
 
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Rotary After Hours- Come Join Us
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.
Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 12/22/18
 
 
Today's picture is of a child being vaccinated in Peshawar, Pakistan
 
Rotary’s World-wide 2018-19 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is  $50 Million – To be Matched $2 for $1 by the Gates Foundation
 
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!  Zero is the Magic Number!   The three year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. Today, we count One week since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
                
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   Read More
 
Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - Papua New Guinea, Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Niger, Nigeria & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2018: Papua New Guinea - Twenty -Five cases (No new cases this week), Nigeria - Thirty-two cases (One new case this week), Niger - Eight cases (No new cases reported this week), Somalia - Thirteen cases (No new cases this week), DRC - Twenty-one cases (No new cases this week).  Ninety-six Vaccine derived Polio cases were reported in 2017 - Ninety-nine so far in 2018.  
 
The Final Three Endemic Countries:
Pakistan - No new Polio cases reported this week. Eight Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from FATA with an onset of paralysis on 10/07/18.  Pakistan's 2018 Polio cases have all come from just four Districts!  Eight cases reported in 2017.  Seven new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan. 
 
Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Twenty Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Shahid - e - Hasas District, Uruzgan Province with an onset of paralysis on 10/09/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  Six new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
 
Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on 2-1/4 years without a Wild Polio case! 
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Save The Date-Crawfish Boil April 7, 2019 
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.”
 
PROCEEDS BENEFIT
TEXAS LEGENDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Rotary  House Is Making An Impact!

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 www.rotaryhousetw.org

 

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 jon.sanderson@primelending.com.

 

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OUR TEAM
President
 
President Elect (Fundraising)
 
Vice President (Membership)
 
Secretary
 
Treasurer
 
Club Service I
 
Club Service II
 
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
 
Rotary After Hours
 
Club Bulletin-The Link
 
Webmaster
 
Interact Advisor - Woodlands HS
 
Interact Advisor - College Park
 
Interact Advisor - John Cooper
 
Interact Advisor - Woodlands Christian
 
Interact Advisor - Oak Ridge
 
Rotaract Chair
 
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
Jan 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Jan 31, 2019 12:00 PM
Feb 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Feb 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Feb 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Feb 28, 2019 12:00 PM
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UPCOMING EVENTS
CLUB MEETING
Woodlands Country Club -Palmer Course
Jan 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
CLUB MEETING
Woodlands Country Club -Palmer Course
Jan 31, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary After Hours- Robards Mixer
Robards
Feb 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
CLUB MEETING
Woodlands Country Club -Palmer Course
Feb 07, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Districts 5890 & 5920 Peace Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Feb 09, 2019
8:30 AM – 10:00 PM
 
Next Newbies Meeting (NEW LOCATION)
LOCAL POUR
Feb 13, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary Blood Drive
Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course
Feb 14, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
CLUB MEETING
Woodlands Country Club -Palmer Course
Feb 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Rotary After Hours- Robards Mixer
Robards
Feb 19, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
CLUB MEETING
Woodlands Country Club -Palmer Course
Feb 21, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Evening of Elegance (Formally the Wine Dinner)
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel
Feb 23, 2019
6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
 
CLUB MEETING
Woodlands Country Club -Palmer Course
Feb 28, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
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