At the end of September, a fifth apartment opened to provide housing for firefighters receiving cancer treatment in the Houston Medical Center.  The Texas State Association of Firefighters will pay the lease for this apartment for two years.  Mattress Firm in Houston has donated two twin bed mattress sets for the new apartment.  A registry is listed at Target with a shipping address to Dianne Gebhard, Ambassador.  Dianne is the wife of Past District Governor Bob Gebhard and is the contact person for firefighters to reserve their stays.  The mission of the Rotary Fire Fighters Home (RFFH) is to provide short-term housing at little or no cost to firefighters and other first-responders while they are undergoing treatment at The Texas Medical Center (TMC).  Firefighters have occupational risks from exposure to toxins and hazardous chemicals.  As a result, firefighters suffer illnesses, particularly cancers, at a statistically higher rate than the average population. Both professional and volunteer firefighters may apply. There are no other restrictions based on gender, age, religion, national origin, financial status or language. Nor are there any restrictions as to residence.  Specialized treatment for these illnesses often requires an extended stay near the Texas Medical Center. The cost of hotels and short-time housing for patients and their families coming to Houston for such treatment can be crippling and health insurance usually does not cover lodging expenses.  We are currently leasing apartments at The Maroneal Apartments Complex (2222 Maroneal St., Houston TX 77030) located near the Texas Medical Center (5 minutes drive from apartment)!
Our club made a donation to provide kitchen supplies such as pots and pans needed to outfit this new apartment. 
WHEN:  Saturday, October 30th
Rotary e-Club of Houston is volunteering at Harvest for the Hungry. Come out to the farm to help out with planting, weeding, mulching, or doing various other tasks alongside community friends!  Starting at 9:00 am we will volunteer until noon.
Meet in the gravel lot by the red shed.
Afterward, we're driving to Seahorse Bar & Grill for a nice group lunch by the beach!!!
LUNCH: Seahorse Bar & Grill @ 12:30pm
310 Ocean Ave
Surfside Beach, TX 77541
Please go to and register your Rotary Yellow Pages account.  Two of our members have been the driving forces behind the development of this project in development for more than one year.  Let's who Wind Nguyen and Alexis Campestre our support in this Rotary Social Networking platform.  This allows Rotarians to CONNECT with each other and network - this is the "go to" for advertising employment opportunities or for seeking employment with Rotarians.  DG Michelle Bohreer helped with rolling out this on September 27th in a district-wide presentation and celebration.  


The District 5890 Yellow Pages is a directory for Rotarians & Rotaractors to network, refer business, job search, mentorship, and encourage members to support their fellow Family of Rotary members for goodwill & better friendship. 
We hope that Rotaractors and Rotarians will do business with each other and hire members when qualifications match the job requirements.
Past President Isis Meijas has submitted the Interim Report for Global Grant 2015574 to Rotary International.  This grant is entitled "Diagnostics and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Barquisimeto, Venezuela".  
We have completed the following:
- Successfully purchased all equipment, supplies, and reagents
- Received in-kind donations valued at USD$33,093 from the University of Mount Sinai and various vendors
- Created a detailed inventory of all items obtained with this grant
- Documented preparation of container with pictures
- Loaded and shipped the container in Houston, Texas
- the Rotary e-Club of Houston shipped the container to Barquisimeto, Venezuela
- the Rotary Club of Nueva Segovia and the Venezuelan Science Incubator received the container in
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
- Checked off all items in the inventory and documented arrival of the container with pictures
What roles and responsibilities did international sponsor members have?
The role of the international sponsor, the Rotary e-Club of Houston, during this year was to :
- Receive and manage the grant funds
- Procure all items, including reagents, equipment and supplies
- Store and inventory all items in Houston, Texas prior to shipment
- Search for an adequate and competent shipping company
- Coordinate logistics to load the container in Houston, Texas
- Communicate impact of project activities to Rotary, including other clubs in Texas District 5890 and internationally
What roles and responsibilities did host sponsor members have?
The role of the international sponsor, the Rotary Club of Barquisimeto-Nueva Segovia, during this year was to :
- Coordinate reception of items in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
- Visit the IVC (Beneficiary Organization) upon arrival of the container to confirm all boxes were received
- Act as a liaison between the Venezuelan Science Incubator (VSI) and the Rotary Hospital
- Communicate impact of project activities to Rotary, including other clubs in Venezuela District 4380
Additionally, we have confirmed the training received by the members of the Venezuelan Science Incubator, in relation to Rotary Global Grant 2015574, at the Universidad Del Rosario.
Mike Miller -   Congratulations are in order as Mike was recently honored by American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) to the distinguished grade of ASCE Fellow.  ASCE fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world.  It is a prestigious honor held by 3% of ASCE members.  Mike is VP of Exo and he has been working for over 34 years and made significant contributions to ASCE.  In 2014 he was the recipient of th Gene Wilhoite Innovations in Transmission Line Engineering Award.  
Dree Miller - 
 The film “Stolen - Bring our Girls Home” will stream November 2 on MCS TV.   Dree played a lead character named Angel, a victim of sex trafficking.  Also, Dree has been filming on an island in the Pacific Northwest during October.
Leenette Wilke - Recently visited the Rotary Club of Gainesville, Florida with her cousin and 92-year old aunt.  She also participated in a service project pouring concrete to enclose part of the outdoor kitchen on a farm used by Rotarians for various events.
Kim Rogers - Returned to Guatemala with sufficient funds raised to build a playground for children living in extreme poverty.
Dick Robie - Sponsoring a table at the Farm to Table Gala Fundrais4r on November 6th to support Harvest for the Hungry.
October 24, 2020, marked World Polio Day, and annual reminder of the continued presence of this virus and how close we are to eradicating it. Earlier this year, the continent of Africa was certified as Polio Free by the World Health Organization with no new cases in the past 3 years. This terrible disease now remains endemic in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with slightly over 120 cases so far this year. If we can eradicate it there, then Polio will be only the second disease in human history to which we have developed a planet wide immunity. Awareness of diseases like polio and the vaccines that can prevent them are more important than ever in the time of COVID, and over the next year, Rotary International, in partnership with the World Health Organization, the CDC, Gavi, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is making a huge push to raise awareness of polio and complete the task of vanquishing this disease from the planet. We truly are “this close.” Please visit,, and to learn more and to see how you can help!
Wayne R. Beaumier Sr. is the Chairman of the Board of DAUSA. Past President of two Clubs in Rotary District 5890, Presidential Citation Award winner. He has served 4 times as Assistant Governor, currently serving his third term as District Disaster Chair. Distinguished Service and Community Service Award winner. Club and District 5890 Rotarian of the year.
Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Level 2 Bequest Member, Polio Plus Society Member.
IFSR- International Federation of Scouting Rotarians, Wine, Beer and Whiskey Fellowship, Lifetime Member of each.
Disaster Network of Assistance-Rotary Action Group and Water-And- Satiation Rotary Action Group Member DAUSA is an active member of VOAD- Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters, Gulf Coast Chapter.
Nguyen T. Nguyen is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Speaker Series: Disaster Aid USA
Time: Nov 4, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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 The "Survivor Pool" has a single "Survivor" - Robert Stein!  He actually chose all of his teams prior to the start of the season.   The object was to pick the winner of only ONE NFL game each week.  Participants COULD NOT PICK THE SAME TEAM TWICE during the entire season.  If the team picked won in that week, they survived to the next week and remained in the game another week.  The game ended when only one person was left  at successfully choosing winning teams.  We had six members involved this season.  

This fundraiser has really been fun and we hope that next year we will have more members participate.

George Yeiter, Retired CPA, PFS, CFP
* Rotarian Community Volunteer
* 2021-22 District 5890 TRF Endowment Fund Co-Chair
* 2021-22 Endowment Legacy Club Committee Member
* Arch Klumph Society Member
* Awardee of Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award
* Past Delegate to the Rotary International Council on Legislation
* Past Rotary District 5890 Governor 2003-04
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