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e-Club of Houston

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Rotary eClub of Houston 
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Spring, Texas  77393
 
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Rotary e-Club of Houston - Guest Speaker
PDG Rhonda Kennedy

December 3, 2020 - 6 pm CT
Topic: Rotary International Convention Houston 2022
HOUSTON has been selected as the 2022 Rotary International convention city! This was a lengthy process that involved many people throughout our District, particularly PDG Rhonda Kennedy and her committee, and this selection could not have happened without their dedication to presenting Houston and District 5890 as the only choice for Rotary International. Learn about how this convention will be planned that shows Rotarians from around the world exactly why Houston was not only the right choice but the only choice for the best International Convention possible! 
 

About the Speaker - PDG Rhonda Kennedy, DG 2008-2009 District 5890: Rhonda Kennedy joined the Rotary Club of Sweeny in 1994. She served as Club President in 1999-2000. Immediately following her Presidential year, Rhonda served as Assistant Governor in 2000-2001 and again in 2001-2002. Rhonda has served District 5890 every year since 2002 in various capacities and served as the District 5890 Governor in 2008-2009. Rhonda has served District 5890 as the 2016 Council on Legislation Delegate, 2017 Zone 27 & 21b Zone Institute Chairman, and the Host Organization Chairman for 2022 Rotary International Convention to be held in Houston. Rhonda is the recipient of the 2018 Rotary International Service Above Self Award.
 
Rhonda and husband, Eric, are both members of the Paul Harris Society, Major Donors, and members of the Bequest Society. Rhonda and Eric have been married since 1979 and have 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Eric and Rhonda moved from Houston to Sweeny in 1979. Rhonda has managed their Simmental cattle operation since 1992. Eric and Rhonda retired in 2010 and spend much of their time in Port Mansfield, Texas doing what they love…fishing.
 
Join us via Zoom as we welcome PDG Rhonda Kennedy!
 
Topic: Rotary e-Club of Houston - Speaker, PDG Rhonda Kennedy - Rotary International Convention Houston 2022
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 6 pm Central
 
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   Meeting ID: 823 0547 8599
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Thanks to our generous donor, Rise Against Hunger, our team was able to install four portable hand-wash stations. The units are made of the best stainless steel and have two pedals, one for the water and another for the hand soap dispenser. The team distributed aprons to 45 volunteers. The aprons are made with anti-fluid grade material as recommended by the Colombian health department. In the picture are the JUCUM team of volunteers!!! Very good work is happening!

 

A Rotary club in Denver, Colorado, USA helped expand the information highway to reach all the state’s kids

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When it comes to global issues, access to high-speed internet might not seem to be a high priority. But when a community lacks internet access, its economy can suffer as residents deal with limited educational and employment opportunities.

In the United States, many people face high internet costs and low, erratic — or nonexistent — bandwidth. The Federal Communications Commission estimates that 18.3 million Americans — 5.6 percent of the population — lack access to high-speed internet. But a study by BroadbandNow Research, which looked at the FCC data in more detail, puts the number closer to 42 million people, or 13 percent of Americans. The issue is especially pronounced in rural areas: According to the FCC, 22 percent of rural Americans lack broadband internet at home, compared with only 1.5 percent of urban Americans.

“Internet access is essential for rural communities,” says Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband Network Initiative, a program of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a research and advocacy organization. “In some ways it’s even more important than for cities. The two things that immediately come to mind are education and jobs,” he says. Homework options are limited without internet access in the home, he explains, “and employers are looking to put their jobs in places that have good internet access. Towns that have slow internet access are generally shrinking.”

 

Today, Rotary is you and me connecting to create solutions in our community regardless of our age, interest or vocation! Rotary members have been addressing challenges for over 115 years. Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope. It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on the 23rd of February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.    Continue...

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