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e-Club of Houston

Service Above Self

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Buy Pieces of this picturesque puzzle and you will be automatically entered to win 4 nights at the North Face Lodge in Lake City Colorado, courtesy of our current club president, Robin Charlesworth.
Pieces of the Puzzle can be purchased for $25/each or 5 for $100. All proceeds go to the Rotary E-Club of Houston and/or the Rotary Foundation.
 
~!~!~Raffle will be held on Facebook Live on March 31, 2019~!~!~
 
Proud Sponsors of the Rotary E-Club of Houston:
Dick Robie and Jeffrey Fattig CFP®, PPC, financial advisors at Retirement Planning & Wealth Management. 
 
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(877) 281-0023 for a complimentary, no-obligation, consultation with own of our advisors.
 
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Community Service
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Home Page Stories
Congratulations to our incoming President for 2019/2020,  Mike Miller, husband of past-president Adriane Miller, for successfully completing PETS - Presidents-elect Training Seminar! Mike is the father of Tyler Miller, future father-in-law of Natasha Edwards, and brother of Lori Prouty, all members of our club! He is very excited about serving as our club President, and plans on engaging our members to do great service above self in Rotary.
 
We were also treated by a wonderful and emotional discussion by Past Rotary International President Rick King. He challenged us all to be an uncommon leader. You can watch the video at this link as posted on District Governor Carmen Cuneo's Facebook page.
 
 
 
Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, will send a delegation of Ukraine civil servants and professionals focused on expanding energy efficiency programs in the Ukraine to Houston, Texas from March 1, 2019 to March 9, 2019.  While in Houston, Open World delegates will be hosted by the Rotary e-Club of Houston. The delegates will also meet with the Rotary Club of Willowbrook, Rotary Club of Space Center, and the Rotary Club of Houston.
 
The delegation of six includes Yuliia Ivaninvna Demkovych, Oleksandr Valeriiovych Tulintsev,  Maksym Mykhailovych Vozniuk, Denys Oleksandrovych Nazarenko, and Natalia Oleksandrivna Babanina. The group is accompanied by Oleksandra Afanasieva, a biocultural facilitator, and Alexander Etlin, a bilingual translator who is a Rotarian in Cincinnati.
 
Prior to their arrival in Houston delegates completed an orientation in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill. Delegates had policy meetings with several Members of Congress including staff from/or Representative Dan Crenshaw serving Texas’s 2nd Congressional District.
 
In Houston, delegates will collaborate on best practices for Energy Efficiency. Delegates will meet staff of Rep. Dan Crenshaw and local leaders in the City Hall of Houston.  Additional activities include a tour of NASA, Texas Center for Superconductivity, the Green Building Resource Center, and HARC in The Woodlands.  Also in the Woodlands, they will learn about the Texas Pace Program for Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, and Renewable Energy Improvements to Commercial Properties. A video conference will be held with Mayor Dale Ross of Georgetown since his city is recognized for its 100% renewable power and clean energy program.  The delegation will stay in the homes of local residents, serving as hospitality hosts.
 
For a taste of Texas culture, the group will attend the Houston Livestock & Rodeo, tour the George Bush Library, and learn about Texas history at Washington-on-the Brazos during weekend celebrations for Texas Independence Day.  
 
More than 26,000 current and future leaders from post-Soviet era countries have participated in an Open World exchange program. Open World offers one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs to promote mutually beneficial options for depolarized engagement between future national leaders.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The main objective of the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees pilot project is to help alleviate hunger and improve malnutrition among vulnerable Venezuelan refugees and ‘caminantes’ (walkers) in Cúcuta and Pamplona through the donation of 20 tons of Rise Against Hunger (RAH) meals. In response to this humanitarian crisis, two of our concerned Venezuelan Rotarians in Houston, human freedom activist and former Miss Venezuela Cristal Montañéz, and WaSRAG Ambassador Dr. Isis Mejías, created the Hope For Venezuelan Refugees pilot project. They visited the region, created the project proposal, and put together a coalition of allied organizations to develop the logistics and
successfully implement this project.
 
 
 
 
 

Paul Harris once said, “Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true.” In Rotary, we make dreams a reality through extraordinary projects and activities here at home and around the world. These projects would not be possible without the generous support of Rotarians and friends of our Foundation. The Rotary Foundation recognizes those individuals who contribute US$1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved Foundation grants by inducting them into the Paul Harris Society.

PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION

 
 
Jimmy Leon was recognized for his generous contributions to support the Rotary Foundation as a Paul Harris Fellow +one.
 
 
 
 

Paul Harris Recognition

 

Today we honor a dedicated friend of our Rotary Foundation whose annual generosity distinguishes  Akin Olufowoshe as a member of the Paul Harris Society.  Akin is honored for his ongoing generosity in support of the Rotary Foundation and was honored with a Paul Harris +six pin.

 
 
 
 

Paul Harris Society gifts enable Rotary’s worldwide network of dedicated humanitarians to implement projects that address pressing needs in communities around the world. Because of these contributions:

  •   Children are vaccinated against polio and other diseases

  •   Adults and children alike can learn to read and write

  •   Women are given microloans and vocational training that enable them to support themselves and their

    families in a healthy and dignified way

  •   Teachers and schoolchildren have access to toilet facilities and clean drinking water

  •   Scholars are able to study ways to prevent maternal and child mortality

  •   Professionals from around the world convene to discuss strategies for resolving conflict and fostering

    peace

This year's District Conference will be in sunny Corpus Christi at the Omni located on N. Shoreline Blvd. from May 2-5, 2019. We are planning a fishing event and golf tournament along with the welcome dinner Thursday night. Friday we will be at the Texas State Aquarium followed by a dinner on-board the USS Lexington. This all culminates into the Princess & Pirates Ball Saturday night at the Omni. We are going to have amazing speakers and tons of fun for Rotarians, spouses and children!
 
Here is the link for Registration and Hotel Reservation: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50025/Event/district-conference---corpus-christi
March 1 - March 9     OPEN WORLD DELEGATES FROM THE UKRAINE
March 9                       Ukrainian Dinner at Charlesworth's Home
March 9                       Newsletter
March 16                    Board of Directors Meeting
 
Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence.
 
 123+ high school sophomores and juniors attended
The 2019 RYLA leadership camp was held at Camp Caroline north of Huntsville, Texas beginning on Friday, February 15th and ending on Sunday, February 18th.  123+ high school sophomores and juniors attended from throughout our Rotary district.
 I’m grateful I was able to participate as a chaperone and observe and support all of the coaches, counselors and volunteers with their monumental job.  All Rotarians were volunteers and gave of their time, resources and energy, aka, act of love, for these teens. Lives were impacted and leaders developed. Below are photos of the students that participated.

Belinda Kaylani
Youth Services
Wisdom HS Interact Club Sponsor
The Rotary International Convention 2019 will happen June 1-5, and it promises to be one with great moments to capture. If you haven’t registered, there is still time to do so and enjoy the biggest convention in Rotary. If you cannot make it for this one you can start planning for future ones in Honolulu (2020), Taipei (2121), and in Houston 2022.
 
A funny and creative short video explaining what Rotary is. We hope you are having a great beginning of 2019, and are planning ways to serve above self. We welcome any articles about members who are helping their communities in the spirit of Rotary. Please send your story, article or ideas accompanied by a photo or video to one of the newsletter editors. Share to inspire!
 
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On the membership application you will be asked if you have attended two Rotary e-Club of Houston meetings on-line. Look for the Weekly Program and either view the video or read the article, then go to the tab for Weekly Meeting beneath the banner of the page and submit the attendance form to receive credit. 

To pay your membership dues: By credit card, please click on the PayNow yellow link on the left side of the home page. Thank you!
 
 
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings.
 
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