Fellow Rotarians, Dick Kuriger has let me know that his Mother-in-law, Alma Joyce McGlohn, is in Intensive Care at  St. Lukes.       
 
Dick has asked for our thoughts and prayers on her behalf.   Thanks for your support in this matter and may God bless Alma and her entire family at this time.
 
Thanks
 
LM
 
Larry Meeks AIA

 
ART RASCON
ABC HOUSTON
 
HESS Club
March 28, 2019
 
 
 
Art Rascon, ABC Houston, has reported on wars and conflicts in Iraq, Israel, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and throughout the World. He has reported on a host of U.S. Presidential elections and 3 Papal elections from Rome. Rascon has covered terrorist’s attacks from New York City to major cities elsewhere and has reported on disasters, from hurricanes along the Gulf States to tsunamis in Asia, and earthquakes, being one of the first to report from Haiti. He has reported on numerous stories out of Central America on the flow of migrant children to the U.S and the deadly drug cartel violence and has produced and reported on several 30-min Special Reports and Documentaries on a variety of issues.
 
Previously, as a CBS NEWS Correspondent, Rascon covered such events as the Oklahoma City bombing, Haiti's civil unrest, Mexico's guerilla wars, Peru's hostage standoff; Cuba's downing of U.S. planes, TWA, Value-Jet, and other airline disasters. He also covered hurricanes throughout the Caribbean and reported from the heat of conflict in Central America, interviewing such tyrants as Manuel Noriega and Daniel Ortega. During his time at CBS he traveled extensively reporting on a host of domestic and international issues.
 
Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
President UH Downtown
 
HESS Club
April 4, 2019
 
 
 
Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz was appointed as UHD’s sixth president in February 2017. In a short time, he has helped expand the institution’s reputation in the city of Houston and throughout the state. Thanks to a revised strategic plan and campus visits from legislators, civic leaders and city officials, UHD has gained visibility as a University that is affordable, accessible and achievable. 

A few months into his presidency, Dr. Muñoz led the University through its recovery from Tropical Storm Harvey. Through his leadership, UHD, which sustained significant damage, opened just one week after the storm flooded areas of Houston. 

Since his arrival at UHD, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) honored the University with a Recognition of Excellence and the Star Award. THECB also awarded UHD with a Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Grant. 

Dr. Muñoz also was at the helm as UHD posted its first enrollment increase in four years in 2018 and as it exceeded its largest capital campaign goal. Also, he is helping grow UHD through $80 million in capital projects with more in development. 
 
Jay Steinfeld
Founder and CEO
Global Custom Commerce
 
April 11, 2019
HESS Club
 
 
 

As founder and CEO of Global Custom Commerce, Jay was an early mover in e-Commerce. In 1993 he bootstrapped his website, built for just $1500 and operated from his garage, into the world’s #1 online window covering store, Blinds.com. In January 2014, Global Custom Commerce merged with The Home Depot. Jay is still active as CEO, driving and integrating GCC’s platform into Home Depot’s interconnected retail strategy.

His early career was as a CPA, and in 1987 he and his wife started a small brick and mortar retail store selling custom window coverings. They sold their store in 2001 and went online full-time.

GCC has been recognized as The Best Place to Work in Houston, Top 5 Workplaces in Texas, one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in America, the American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year, and many others.

Jay is currently on the Innovation Board of The XPRIZE, whose mission is to bring about "radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity". He is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, has earned a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Houston Technology Center, and writes a column for Inc. Magazine.  Jay is a popular speaker on how company culture and authentic core values drive profitable growth.

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!

 
 

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