Walt Anderson

National Football League Official

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hess Club

5430 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77056

 

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Walt Anderson has been a football official for 45 years and is entering his 24thyear as an NFL Referee and is one of the most recognized football officials in the country.  He began his officiating career working little league and high school games in and around Houston, moved to working college games in the Southland and Southwest Conferences before being hired by the NFL in 1996.  While in the NFL, he has worked 20 playoff games, including 2 Super Bowls: 35 and 45, 5 Championships, 6 Divisional and 7 Wild Card games.  In addition to his NFL duties, he served for 12 years (2006-2018) as the Coordinator of Football Officials for the Big 12 Conference and the CFO West, and created the 8thofficial mechanics which are now used by all Division I conferences.

Trained as a dentist, he started one of the largest and well-known group practices in Houston, with 13 doctors and 45 employees.  Because of the time commitments of the NFL, he sold his practice in 2000 to dedicate his full time and attention as an NFL Referee and College Coordinator.  Today he is one of the most successful and recognized Referees in the country.  

He is married to Afshan, who is also a dentist/skin consultant and works out of her Westchase/Memorial office; they have five children, 4 boys and 1 girl, and reside in Sugar Land, TX. 

Welcome Wilson, Sr. 

Chairman of Welcome Group

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Hess Club

5430 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056

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Houston Real Estate Developer for 62 years.  Chairman of Welcome Group, landlord to  4,035,000 square feet of Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities in 87 locations in Texas.

First projects in the 1950s and 1960s were Master Planned Communities, Jamaica Beach and Tiki Island in Galveston County, both of which are now separate cities. He later developed apartments, retail centers, hotels and three downtown office buildings.

Honors include: Inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Houston Business Journal and Awarded an Honorary Doctor’s degree from the University of Houston, where he was a BBA grad in 1949.

Of note, he received the UH Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1970, the UH Bauer College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996 and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley in 2018.

In the past, he was Chairman of the Board of two Houston banks, was Chairman of an American Stock Exchange company and was on the Board of Directors and owned 10% of the Houston Astros baseball team.  In March 2019, he will celebrate his 91th birthday.

He was a long-time Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Houston, Chairman of its Drive to Tier One and is now Chairman of its Political Action Committee. He is a Director Emeritus of the Greater Houston Partnership, having served a long time as its Higher Education Chairman.  

In the 50s and 60s he served in the Executive Office of the President under Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy.  He witnessed the Atom bomb test in Nevada and the Hydrogen Bomb test at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

In 1958, he was awarded the Arthur Fleming Award as One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in Federal Service.  Out of 600 who received this award since 1948, Wikipedia lists him as a “notable” twenty along with Astronaut Neil Armstrong (moon landing), Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Fed Chairman Paul Volcker.

He was invited and spoke to a joint session of the New Mexico Legislature.  He was appointed Special Ambassador to Nicaragua by President Lyndon Johnson.  After World War II, he served for two years as a Naval Officer in Japan, having graduated first in his class in officer’s school.

He married his college sweetheart on the day he graduated from UH, 70 years ago. They have 5 kids, 16 grandkids and 16 great-grandkids, one of whom is in college.

The Rotary Club of Houston

Cordially invites you to the 

The 109th Installation of the 2019-2020 Officers & Directors

June 13, 2019

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tony’s Restaurant

3755 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77046

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Donation* $50.

 

Officers

Kathleen Fenninger, President

Mel Gross, President-Elect

Bob Seekely, Treasurer

Jim Behrmann, Treasurer-Elect

Natalie Wriston, Secretary

Rob Adams, Seargeant,At-Arms

Larry Meeks, Past President

Directors 2019-2022

Dan Clinton

Charles Dabney

Charlie Ewing

Lauren Walters

Bob Wells

At Large 2019-20

Richard Kuriger

 

Master of Ceremonies – Suzi Howe, Rotary International Director 2020-2022

Installation by – Gary Gillen, District Governor 2019-20

 

*FMV for lunch is $28.00. All additional funds raised will be donated to The Rotary Club of Houston Foundation for RCH Camp Enterprise Program, providing sponsorship for area high school juniors selected to attend our three day program of instruction, competition and teamwork. 

Commissioner R. Jack Cagle
Harris County Precinct 4

HESS Club

June 20, 2019

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Commissioner R. Jack Cagle has served as county commissioner for Harris County Precinct 4 since 2011. He was re-elected in 2014 and again on November 6, 2018.

As commissioner, Cagle represents nearly 1.3 million residents and manages a staff of 433 employees with a Precinct 4 budget of $283.5 million.

He has spent 30 years working with and serving the citizens of Harris County Precinct 4 as an attorney, elected judge, and now county commissioner.

As a member of Commissioners Court, he has also been selected to serve as a representative on the board of the Houston-Galveston Area Council and on the Board of Directors of the statewide Public Power Pool.

Until his appointment to Commissioners Court, Cagle served 11 years as judge of Harris County Civil Court-at Law No. 1. Harris County voters elected him to the bench countywide in 2000 and re-elected him in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

As judge, Commissioner Cagle consistently earned high ratings from the Houston Bar Association and received numerous awards from legal, business, political, and community groups. Twice recognized as “Judge of the Year” by law enforcement groups, Cagle was also recognized by the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston and served as an officer in the Association of Women Attorneys. He was elected by his peers to be administrative judge for the County Civil Courts and as president of the Texas Association of County Court at Law Judges.

Commissioner Cagle is a graduate of Rice University with triple majors in economics, history, and managerial studies, as well as a graduate of Baylor Law School. He is married to Janet and they have three children: Richard, Victoria, and Elizabeth.

The Rotary Club of Houston is a group of business leaders working together collaboratively to impact positive change in our community and around the world, operating consistently with Rotary's motto of Service Above Self. Some of our service projects include:
 

  • Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award is presented annually to someone in Houston who exhibits high ideals, leadership and philanthropy. The funds raised support the club’s on-going service activities.

 

  • Camp Enterprise is an annual activity that introduces business and business ethics to 75 high school juniors.  The funds for this event are raised with an annual golf tournament.

 

  • Burnett Bayland Outreach has delivered personal support and mentoring to at-risk children at the county run resident.


The club also works actively in many other areas including mentoring elementary school youth, giving assistance to ex-offenders, and international projects, including Polio Plus.

 

 

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

 

  • FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; 
  • SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions: "Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

AND AS THE ROTARY CLUB OF HOUSTON SAYS

5. Will it be FUN!

 
 

Please RSVP by noon on Tuesday. Effective 2/1/19: There will be a $10 charge if you do not register in advance.
$28 for all guests and visiting Rotarians who register in advance. 

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We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
HESS Club
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Houston, TX  77056
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