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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77046
United States of America
(713) 973-9936
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Who are we?      The Original Rotary Club of Houston founded in 1912
What is Rotary?      Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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Register to attend in-person meeting at: 
Tony's, 3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77046

July 29, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

TONY'S REGISTRATION ---> Thursday July 29, 2021

JOIN VIRTUALLY ---> Thursday July, 2021

Marcel Khouw
Senior Project Manager
Public Works Department - IDS Engineering Group

Marcel Khouw is a Senior Project Manager in the Public Works Department at IDS Engineering Group. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in the State of Texas and the State of Hawaii.  His career has focused on the planning, engineering, construction, and maintenance of public works utilities in the Houston region. He has worked on projects for municipal utility districts in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, and Brazoria counties as well as the cities of Houston, Sugar Land, Pearland, Galveston, and Pasadena. Marcel also serves as the engineer for the Central Harris County Regional Water Authority and the North Channel Water Authority, where he has managed the implementation of the Groundwater Reduction Plan and the conversion to surface water.


Paul Walker
Senior Vice President
Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Paul Walker is a Senior Vice President at Carollo Engineers, Inc. He has a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in limnology. He has worked on water projects throughout the United States for over 25 years serving a variety of municipal, agency, and private sector clients. He is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the City of Houston on the Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion.


For further information, see the Houston Chronicle article "Water officials designing, building multi-billion water purification plant near Summerwood."


Register to attend in-person meeting at: 
Tony's, 3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77046

TONY'S REGISTRATION ---> Thursday Sept 16, 2021


September 16, 2021
11:20 AM - 1:00 PM

Shriners Children's Texas
William Phillips, M.D.
Interim Chief of Staff - Orthopedics

Dr. William Phillips was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in the Midwest.  His undergraduate degree was from the University of Notre Dame.  He received his medical degree and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago, followed by a fellowship in spinal deformity surgery at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.  After serving briefly on the faculty at University of Chicago, he began his career in pediatric orthopedics at Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He moved to Texas in 1988 and has been on the faculty at UTMB and Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Phillips now serves as chief of orthopedics at Shriners Hospital Texas.  He has a long history with Shriners.  While an orthopedic surgery resident in Chicago, he spent 6 months at the Chicago unit under Dr. Edward Millar.  Shortly after coming to Houston in 1988, he joined the volunteer staff at the Shriners Hospital Houston unit where he served for 27 years.

Register to attend in-person meeting at: 
Tony's, 3755 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77046

August 26, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

TONY'S REGISTRATION ---> Thursday August 26, 2021

Marilyn Burgess is your Harris County District Clerk.

A seasoned businesswoman with leadership skills and administrative experience, Ms. Burgess graduated from Louisiana State University with an accounting degree in 1975 and practiced as a CPA for more than 30 years.

Besides her work in the private sector, Ms. Burgess has also served the community. Ms. Burgess led the Texas Parent Teachers Association (PTA) as Executive Director from 1999 to 2001. In that role, she worked with state lawmakers to pass legislation that benefited the health, education, and welfare of Texas children. Ms. Burgess also stood firm against school vouchers that would have redirected tax dollars to private schools.

During her time leading the Texas Parent Teachers Association, Ms. Burgess found her calling to advocate for causes that improve the lives of working and middle-class families, single mothers, and teachers.

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Schools are closed…water, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper gone…No Rodeo or Sports…
How concerned should we be? How worried should we be?
The Rotary Club of Houston is facilitating a discussion directly from the experts.

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 under the jurisdiction of the county. Started in 1919, it is the longest continuous service project of any Rotary worldwide.
  • Rotary House across from MD Anderson created as a culmination of a thirty year dream of our club. the successful fun raising reality of a $26 million fund raising reality is the largest project by a single Rotary club in history.

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.

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?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
5. Will it be FUN!
Rotary Means Business-Contact our members
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Robby Pyke email
Bob Wells email
Digital Marketing
Charlie Ewing email 
Financial Management Solutions
Bob Seekely email
Mortgage - Residential and Commercial
Charles Dabney email

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Larry Carroll
    July 3
  • Richard Kuriger
    July 10
  • Bob Baker
    July 13
  • Harry Reasoner
    July 15
  • Huzaifa Sadiq
    July 19
  • Mike Hajtman
    July 20
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Alma Swisher
    July 3
  • Anayd Ponce
    July 8
  • Judy Dabney
    July 26
  • Graham Sharp
    Sam Sharp
    July 22
Join Date:
  • James Nelson
    July 1, 2019
    2 years
  • Jim Behrmann
    July 1, 2010
    11 years
  • Joe Agris
    July 1, 1991
    30 years
  • Mercedes Harris
    July 1, 2012
    9 years
  • Robert Eckels
    July 1, 2004
    17 years
  • Vannessa Cox
    July 1, 2020
    1 year
  • Bob Wells
    July 26, 2016
    5 years
Officers & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Director 2019-2022
Director 2019-2022
Director 2019-2022
Director 2019-2022
Director 2019-2022
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2021-2024
Director 2021-2024
Director 2021-2024
Director 2021-2024
Director 2021-2024
Club Administrator
Classification Committee
Burnett Bayland
Camp Enterprise
Distinguished Citizen Award
Fresh Start
Interact Rotaract
Interact Rotaract
International Service
Membership Chair
Public Image
Red Badge
Rotary 101
Veterans Chair
Youth and Education Co-Chair
Youth and Education Co-Chair
Executive Secretary / Director
International News

Rotary 2022 International Convention to be held in HoustonThe event will bring more than 20,000 participants from around the world and deliver $30 million in local economic

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July 2021