The Original Rotary Club of Houston founded in 1912

Rotary Houston proudly stands with the 1.2million Rotarians World Wide

When we come together as #PeopleOfAction, there’s no limit to what we can achieve to make our world a better place.

Rotary Connects The World…because Rotarians are PEOPLE OF ACTION. 

Interested in Rotary? Look at our orientation power point presentation featuring information about Rotary International and the Original Rotary Club of Houston founded in 1912. Visit one of our meetings to get to know us better.

Rotary Club of Houston & Rotary International Overview
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
 
Earl Campbell, Yards after Contact
by Asher Price
Energy Journalism Fellow
Published September 2019/University of Texas Press
 
 
 
Asher Price, a Capitol bureau reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, grew up in New York City and has lived in Texas 15 years. He loves barbecue and football. Asher studied English at Yale and has graduate degrees from Oxford and Columbia in public policy and journalism.
 
Asher Price writes about energy, the environment and state politics for the Austin American-Statesman. Three times the Society of Environmental Journalists has named him a finalist for its beat reporter of the year award.
He is the author of Year of the Dunk, a memoir about basketball, cancer and the frontiers of human potential, and co-author of The Great Texas Wind Rush, the backstory about how the oil-and-gas state became the country's top producer of wind power. 
 
Also speaking: Dave Barron
 
Dave Barron, Houston Chronicle Award Winning Sports Reporter  (Football Writers Association of America) will share his thirty-year-experiences covering Texas Sports.
 
Dave Barron covered the The Houston Oilers and saw, firsthand, the  Bum Phillips, Dan Pastorini, Earl Campbell era as well as the last hurrah season in Houston's Astrodome-1993, featuring, Jack Pardee, Buddy Ryan, Kevin Gilbride, Warren Moon, Bruce Matthews.  And, then, the Houston Oilers left town for Tennessee...
 
Dave will share his stories of the "Luv Ya Blue" Era and Earl Campbell.
 

ANN STERN

PRESIDENT & CEO, HOUSTON ENDOWMENT

Hess Club

5340 Westheimer, Houston 77056

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Ann Stern is the President and CEO of Houston Endowment, a private foundation with assets totaling approximately $1.8 billion. Created by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones in 1937, Houston Endowment’s mission is to enhance the vibrancy of greater Houston and advance equity of opportunity for the people who live here. The Endowment invests approximately $80 million each year in organizations that support its mission. 

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2012, Ms. Stern was executive vice president of Texas Children’s Hospital. She previously served as vice president and general counsel for the Hospital. Prior to joining Texas Children’s, she was in private law practice and taught business law at the University of St. Thomas. 

Stern received her bachelor’s degree in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She also received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Stern currently serves as a director on the boards of Invesco Funds, The University of Texas Law School Foundation, The Holdsworth Center and as chairman of the board of Good Reason Houston. She previously served as the chairman of the board of St. John’s School and on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Please bring unwrapped gifts to our Rotary Club of Houston luncheon at The Hess Club
on
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
Thursday, Dec   5, 2019
 
Gift distribution days at the
BEAR Warehouse
will be
1.Thursday, December 12, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
 
2.Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. to noon
 
 
Camp Enterprise 2020   April 3, 4 & 5, 2020
 
Camp Enterprise was initiated in 1986 by the Rotary Club of Houston as a means of providing a first-hand, practical introduction to the business world for selected high school juniors who have demonstrated leadership at their individual schools.
 
The camp is an intensive three-day program of instruction, competition, and teamwork.  Through interaction with business executives and entrepreneurs, participating students are introduced to the challenges and opportunities of the free enterprise system.  From successful business leaders, they learn the value of hard work and dedication; and learn that they can be successful in whatever career they pursue if they apply the principles that many have learned from years of experience.

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!

 
 

RSVP by noon Tuesday.7/1/19: on line reservation is $40 and walk in price is $45 for all who do not have a meal plan or punch card.

Houston
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Ct.
(REGISTRATION DESK OPENS AT 11:30)
Houston, TX  77056
United States of America

Phone:
(713) 973-9936
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Rotary 101 - 3rd Thursday
New Member Orientation-4th Thursday
 
 
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Director 2019-2022
Director 2019-2022
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Burnett Bayland
Camp Enterprise
Classification Committee Chair
Fresh Start Co-Chair
Fresh Start Co-Chair
Interact & Rotaract Co-Chair
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Literacy-First Book
Membership Chair
Polio Chair
Programs
Public Image
Red Badge
Rotary 101
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