The Woodlands
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course
100 Grand Fairway
Legacy Ballroom
The Woodlands, TX  77381
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The Rotary Spirit of Service
There are many ways our Members choose to donate their time to give back to our community. Community service has always been a hallmark of Rotary. For example, we collect food and funds for the Montgomery County Food Bank, we work to improve a home for a needy family, we honor our seniors and veterans, we conduct literacy campaigns, we give blood,  we sponsor foreign exchange students by letting them live in our homes, etc.

Check the Story Section for different opportunities. Or, contact one of our Committee Chairs for ideas on how you may help such as the following upcoming RAH opportunity.
RAH is looking for volunteers to support the Montgomery County Youth Services lunch at the shelter (4501 North Frazier, Conroe, Texas 77303) on Saturday, June 15th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. The plan is to take lunch to the kids and play outdoor games with them for a couple hours.  Contact Nicole Harrison at if interested.
Polio Eradication Picture -Another Bad Week!

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. 

Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program (PEP)
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 or  contact Brian Troy (Houston) at or call 832-767-0928. Volunteers are needed
29th Annual  Women of Distinction Award

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. 

2018-2019 Students of the Year Awards
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.
Visiting Rotarian
The Club welcomed visiting Rotarian Thomas Harms from Paris France with an exchange of Club Flags.

How Can I Best Communicate My Event Information?
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 ( 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.
Dancing for a Cause!!

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




Serving Our Seniors

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.

An Evening of Elegance
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 
Rotary After Hours- Robards Mixer
Jun 18, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Blood Drive
Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course
Jun 20, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
THe Woodlands Country Club- Plamer Course
Jun 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
THe Woodlands Country Club- Plamer Course
Jun 27, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary After Hours- Robards Mixer
Jul 02, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Jul 04, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
THe Woodlands Country Club- Parmer Course
Jul 11, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary After Hours- Robards Mixer
Jul 16, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
THe Woodlands Country Club- Parmer Course
Jul 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
THe Woodlands Country Club- Parmer Course
Jul 25, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
THe Woodlands Country Club- Parmer Course
Aug 01, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Rotary After Hours- Robards Mixer
Aug 06, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Jun 20, 2019 12:00 PM
Jun 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Club Assembly - President Ryan Mathes year-end recap - Vocational Service Award
Jul 11, 2019 12:00 PM
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Aug 01, 2019 12:00 PM
Aug 08, 2019 12:00 PM
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