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
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.
Houston, TX  77056
United States of America

Phone:
(713) 973-9936
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