On the night of June 7, 2022 during the Rotary International Convention being held in Houston, our club is sponsoring a Hospitality Night.  Our venue is The Silos at Sawyer Yards located near downtown Houston.  One of Houston’s most iconic silo buildings, once part of the Riviana complex, The Silos at Sawyer Yards features 97 workspaces for over 100 artists, and it offers retail, gallery, and office space for creative entrepreneurs. The silos complex is home to SITE Gallery Houston, an alternative art space housed inside its 34 rice silos.  We will host 50 visiting Rotarians assigned by Rotary International, providing them a BBQ dinner and entertainment.  It is a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from around the world and share our common interest in service projects.  
The Chairman of this event is Akin Olufashu who located the interesting and historical venue.  Robert Stein is coordinating food services and Isis Meijas will focus on beverages.  President Dick Robin will arrange for tables and chairs.  The venue is a "blank slate" with three open bay where we will set up a welcome table and check-in for our club members (must be pre-purchased at $50 per person).  We may spotlight some of our club projects and exchange information about how our e-club functions.  We will have two ambassadors accompany our guests from their hotels. Ruth Wilke and Wind Nguyen will provide this service on behalf of our club.  They will distribute a handout containing a map of the venue, agenda, and sponsorships. We will have a committee working on the selection of entertainment, possibly Country & Western music.  This committee will include Stan Edward, Greg West and Linda Blench.  A suggestion was made to seek C&W dance instructors or teach a line dance to our guests.  Robin Charlesworth will provide souvenirs for our guest Rotarians.  We will give each guest a handmade Rotary oyster shell representative of our Gulf Coast area and a special Rotary momento.  We will need more volunteers to assist with clean-up at the end of the evening.  It should be ending by about 9:00 pm.  Speak with President Dick to volunteer with clean-up which needs to be completed by 10:00 p.m. including breaking down tables and chairs and trash removal.  
If you are registered for the Rotary International Convention, hopefully you have not selected Host Hospitality Night. If so, RI will assign you to your party for the evening.  If you have not signed up for an activity the evening of June 7th, please sign up on our website to attend our party.   We will have tickets available for $40 per person.  Even if you are volunteering we need to have you purchase a ticket.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  We must inform our caterer of the number of meals to prepare and their will be no on-site food preparation for extras.  Last day to purchase tickets will be May 27th.