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October 8     Zoom meeting - The Venezuelan Refugees  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Cristal Montanez and Dr. Isis Meijas
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Meeting ID: 162 424 998
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October 14   Board of Directors Meeting 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  CST
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Meeting ID: 338 807 790
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October 20  Zoom meeting - Tech Workshop to Explore ClubRunner and My Rotary  10:00 - 11:00 am CST
Hands on guided workshop to help members with login, where to upload photo, write biography, etc.
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Meeting ID: 765 977 208
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October 24  World Polio Day
Drawing for winner of the Polio Puzzle
Livestream on Rotary International website - streaming live from the College of Physicians, and aim to bring together more than 100,000 viewers around the world; also available to view later at your convenience.
October 25  Rotary Foundation Dinner
Open to all members - Past Rotary International Director and Rotary Foundation Trustee Sang Koo Yun from the Rotary Club of Sae Hanyang, Korea will be speaking.  The dinner venue is the Hotel ICON, 220 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002. The cost will be $75.00/person. There will be a cash bar.
October 27  Service Saturday
Food packaging event for Rise Against Hunger is set.  We will be packaging over 20,000 meals. This event is also a great way to involve your family and children, ages 4+.
Time:           9:00 to 1:00
 Location:   Rise Against Hunger 
                    8901 Jameel Ste 130
                    Houston, TX 77040
 There are only 100 spots available and last time, we had people begging to come join us.
Contribute to the final pieces of the polio puzzles to rid the world of this paralyzing virus.  This year we've had 14 cases in Afghanistan and 4 cases in Pakistan (as of  9/29/18).  As long as a single child has polio, all children are at risk, which underscores the need for ongoing funding and political commitment to eradication.  Help us protect future generations from this dreaded disease.  Donations will be matched by the Bill & Linda Gates Foundation, too.  Each piece of the puzzle will help us END POLIO NOW!  Donation of a minimum of $10 per piece to be a part of history.  World Polio Day is October 24th.  Help us focus on solving this puzzle (puzzle has 108 pieces).  The puzzle measures 30 x 43 cm or 11.8” x 16.9”.
As donations are made this month each $10 increment will be assigned to a randomly drawn piece of the puzzle (numbered 1 - 108).  We will need your name, phone number and email address to add you to the spreadsheet as numbers are drawn.  We have already sold $260!  During a Facebook LIVE on our club's Facebook page,  a drawing for the winner of the puzzle will be held on WORLD POLIO DAY - October 24th.  The puzzle will be shipped to you in a box with the same image on the cover. 
How to donate?  A check may be mailed to Alexis Campestre, Club Treasurer, 118 That Way St., Lake Jackson, TX  77566.
Also, the DONATE button on our Home Page of the club website may be used and please designate "World Polio Day" in Special Instructions for our bookkeeping.

History and Meaning of the Rotary Wheel

A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
In 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. So, the present gear wheel, with 24 teeth and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system. Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added to signify the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". The keyway in the center of the hub is of great significance, because it represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club. Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
At the 1929 Rotary International Convention, it was determined that blue and gold would be the official colors of the organization, so the wheel was designed with these colors. The four blue bands within the outer radius of the gear represent our four avenues of service. And the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.
Polio is almost completely eradicated, but as Bruce Aylward says, “Almost isn't good enough with a disease this terrifying.” Aylward lays out the plan to continue the scientific miracle that ended polio in most of the world – and to snuff it out everywhere, forever.

How about a break? Just relax, take deep breaths, and let the images and the music soothe you.

Members, please send us articles about your service or community projects and include a photo of you doing Rotary work. We would love to receive feedback from our subscribers on how we are doing, and content you would like to see published. Be the inspiration! Please click on the link under the name Adriane Miller to send me an email.
Thank you,
Adriane Miller & Lori Prouty
Rotary E-Club of Houston Newsletter Team
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