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Next e-Club Board of Directors Meeting - Thursday, September 17 - 6pm
Topic: Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Date:  9/17/2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CT
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Next e-Club Online Monthly Meeting - Thurs., Feb. 4 @ 6pm CT - Guest Speaker
Topic: Rotary e-Club of Houston - General Meeting
Time: Feb. 4, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Welcome New e-Club Members!
Please welcome our new e-Club of Houston members - we're glad you're on our team!
Olivia Hernandez
Sidik Ibrahim
Kim Rogers

Local Food Delivery to Those in Need
In partnership with the Dallas Food Bank and Storehouse Church of Dallas, e-Club Rotarians deliver needed food to families in need with the help of local Grand Prairie realtors. Thanks to Buddy White Realtors for your help!
Rotary e-Club of Houston member, Michael Hasty, discusses his recent on-the-spot food delivery to his local area. Thank you, Michael, for showing how much impact one person can make on the lives of many.  

"I had an appointment on a job site Saturday morning for a quick roof repair on a retail strip center. As I was driving up to the building, I noticed a couple of ladies standing on the corner with signs advertising free food from their local church. 
Their church is located in one of the areas office/warehouse buildings which is located in a multi-square mile industrial type area. No homes around for 4-5 miles. From my roof top, I noticed they did not have much traffic going through their drive through to pick up food. So after about 4 hours, I wrapped up the job and decided to get in a very short line to see if they were getting enough food delivered to the folks. Apparently, not.
When I pulled up, they asked if I would like some free food. I said, not for myself, but I did know of some folks where I lived that could probably use some help. She asked, how many in the family, I guessed 5. It was nice big number. She asked me to fill out a short form for identification and the next thing I noticed, the rest of the church filled the back of my truck with boxes of food and my cab with gallons of milk. And as they were loading up my truck, the young lady asked me what I did, why I stopped, and if she could pray for me. Now, it was my turn to witness. 😎
I smiled and said, 'Yes. You may pray for my Success, for I do many things. My vocation is construction, my avocation is service, but my passion is health and wellness. And I am here because if you had extra food, I know I can find some folks in my town that could use it and it's too far for them to drive to you. You see, for my service I am a Rotarian and I am going to find some folks that need this food. Pray for that success.'
She asked, 'What's a Rotarian?'
What I shared, made her smile and I received the most amazing, awesome prayer for Success! So on my way back to my town and thinking what am I going to do with this food, I thought about my friend Buddy, a realtor who manages many residential rental properties. By the time I pulled up at Buddy's house, there were families waiting for me. Families between jobs and having trouble. But yesterday, they got a little help, I received a huge blessing, and Rotary received Success!!" Michael Hasty
Global Grant Approved for Infectious Disease Reduction in Venezuela
The e-Club of Houston is excited to announce that we have received our first global grant from Rotary International! The grant award in the amount of $36,512 provides funding for the acquisition and installment of medical equipment and reagents necessary to establish the first molecular diagnostics laboratory for infectious diseases in Venezuela. The project is called "Diagnostics and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in Barquisimeto, Venezuela." The grant was submitted by RC Barquisimeto-Nueva Segovia (D-4380) and RC e-Club of Houston (D-5890). Molecular diagnosis is a valuable tool with virtually no development in the country. These modern techniques significantly increase diagnostic precision and speed, and they can also prevent unnecessary expenses and harm related to misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. 
The main beneficiary of this project will be The Venezuelan Science Incubator (VSI), a non-profit organization devoted to the study and treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) using translational science: the practical application of scientific knowledge developed in the laboratory to provide health care solutions for the most vulnerable populations in the country. 
At the August Monthly Rotary Meeting, we were joined by Carlos Hernandez, Vice President of the Venezuelan Science Incubator (VSI), who introduced and explained the organization and took many questions from our e-Club members. Thank you Carlos for your presentation and thank you to our e-Club's President, Isis Mejias, for all of her work on submitting this global grant! Read additional project details here.
Carlos Hernandez and the team from the Venezuelan Science Incubator

Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Phase 3 Update
Cristal Montanez gives the following update on Phase 3 of Hope For Venezuelan Refugees. Thank you, Cristal, for being an amazing Rotarian for our e-Club! Please also see our e-Club Facebook page for many more photos, videos and information about this crisis. 
As part of our efforts to prevent the propagation of COVID-19, we are distributing 9 Infrared Thermometers TG88 to the shelters and food distribution centers we are supporting. This is possible thanks to our e-Club and contributing Rotary Clubs!!
New face masks to be given to refugees and migrants in Colombia, provided by Rotary, Red Humanitaria and Hope for Venezuelan Refugees. We also shipped to Colombia 2,000 disposable face-masks and 2,000 pairs of gloves donated by Houston-Karachi Sister City Association and Alliance for Disaster Relief!
The shelters in Pamplona are closed due to the pandemic. Refugees and migrants are forced to sleep on the streets on pieces of cardboard. They use plastic bags to protect themselves from the low night temperature in Pamplona.
In this picture at one of the points we are supporting with food and cleaning supplies, Reina Carmona is complying with the bio-security protocols imposed during COVID-19 as she takes the refugees' temperature with the new Infrared TG88 thermometer donated by our Club. She is also encouraging the migrants to maintain social distancing.
Refugees are washing their hands with the hand disinfectant/soap donated by our Club thus following COVID-19 protocols to prevent the propagation of  coronavirus.
We are distributing these books to all of the shelters and food distribution points with our new Beneficiary Registration List Format. Our objective is to help standardized and facilitate the collection of the needed data. These books are a gift from Yaneth Rincón from the Rotary Club Los Patios in Colombia.

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Program: Matt Walker- Hacking Your Memory with Sleep
Our Vibrant, Energetic e-Club of Houston!! Are You a Member Yet? 
Calling all e-Club members! We've added new photos to our member mosaic! Please email your photo to Charles Mickens for our online Member Directory and to be included with the group below! 
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Ready to join a great Rotary Club? Please contact Michael Hasty, Membership Director for new member information. 
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