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, October 3, 2019
11: a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
330 Garden Oaks
Houston, TX 77018
Join us for a hands on service project: Pack lunches, make sandwiches, pack snack bags, make grocery bags, etc. Following the work - join with other participants at a nearby restaurant of your choice.
On a Mission to End Childhood Hunger in Houston
1 in 4 Houston children live food insecure. Since 2006 we have made and delivered more than 5.7 million meals directly to the homes of Houston’s hungriest children. Our primary year-round mission is to feed children under age 6 who don’t have access to school-based free meal programs. On school holidays our numbers expand as we include the school-aged siblings of our children. We also work to end the poverty cycle by acting as resource navigators connecting them with 49 social service partner programs like healthcare, early education, nutrition, diapers, baby formula, financial, emergency support, clothing, furniture, ESL, GED, job banks, safety, abuse prevention, mental health, and more.
Our Mission is to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to help end the cycle of poverty. Kids’ Meals is a first responder to children ages five-years old and under facing debilitating hunger due to extreme poverty. Every weekday, year round, from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers prepare thousands of healthy lunches consisting of a sandwich, nutritious snacks and 100% juice or milk. Our six vans deliver the meals M-F to children enrolled in our program. We currently serve six Houston-area routes that target zip codes all located within Beltway 8, where the need is critical
October 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
RAH Warehouse
8901 Jameel Road, Suite 130
Houston, TX 77040
To register click below:
There are only 100 spots available and we fill up every year.  
Join The Rotary Club of Houston as we join the Rotary Club  of West U and other area Rotary Clubs in a meal packaging event for Rise Against Hunger. 
This will be our third year participating.  Last year we packaged more than 24,000 meals in less than three hours with close to 100 Rotarians from 10 separate clubs. Those meals went to help refugees at the Columbia border where thousands of refugees flee from Venezuela daily. 

Carrin Patman


Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County


She is METRO’s first woman chair, appointed in 2016 by Mayor Sylvester Turner. She previously served on the board from 2010 to 2013.   

Carrin was a partner of Bracewell where for three decades she worked as a trial lawyer representing diverse clients in major litigation involving commercial disputes, securities matters, antitrust and competition issues, and regulatory compliance.  She was the first woman elected to the firm’s seven-member Management Committee. Carrin retired from Bracewell in 2016.  

Carrin graduated from Duke University (with honors) and from the University of Texas School of Law (Texas Law Review).  

In 2014, Carrin completed a year‐long Advanced Leadership Fellowship at Harvard University.  One area of focus concerned transportation (including urban transit) and infrastructure.  She is also an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow (Class XXIX).  

Carrin’s civic involvement reflects her passion for community service. She is a founding board member of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law and a senior trustee of the UT Law School Foundation.        

Some prior activities include serving as a board or executive committee member of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Development Board, HoustonCenter for Contemporary Craft, Legacy Community HealthServices Endowment, Texas Appleseed, Girls Inc. of Greater Houston and Sheltering Arms Senior Services. Carrin was vice chair of the Houston Bar Foundation, and former president of the University of Texas Law Alumni Association and UT Law Review Association.

Carrin has chaired or co‐chaired fundraising events for worthy causes, including for Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, American Leadership Forum, the Texas Defender Service, the Houston Area Women’s Center, Girls Inc. of Greater Houston, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and the Houston School for Deaf Children (now the Center for Hearing and Speech).  

Carrin’s awards for professional achievements and community service include becoming the first woman to receive the Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award, given by the Anti‐Defamation League Southwest Region. In 2000, she was selected as a Woman on the Move by the Houston Chronicle, Channel 11 and Texas Executive Women. In 2012, she was inducted into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. In 2018, Carrin was named Distinguished Alumna for Community Service by the University of Texas Law School Alumni Association. 

Mayoral Forum

Thursday, October 17, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Westin Galleria
5060 West Alabama 
Houston, Texas 

Please join the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce at  the 2019 Houston Mayoral Forum hosted in conjunction with Houston Public Media and Rotary Clubs of Houston, Skyline, Memorial-Spring Branch, West U and University Area:

Meet the Candidates and hear their perspective on key issues affecting business.

(Go to the end of the reservation form to "Not a member" and Click here to continue your event registration.)
In the comments section note Rotary Club of Houston
2019 Mayoral Forum Sponsorship Levels
Platinum - $5000
Networking Reception Sponsor, Logo inclusion in all web materials, print materials and centerpieces, inclusion in weekly email blast, recognition at event from podium, prominently located reserved table of 10 guests
Gold - $2,500
Logo inclusion in all web materials, print materials and centerpieces, inclusion in weekly email blast, recognition at event from podium, reserved table of 8
Silver - $1000
Name recognition in all web materials, print materials, half of a reserved table (5 tickets)
Individual Tickets $50
Rotary Club of Houston/West Point Society 
November 7, 2019
Junior League of Houston

This event features a timely talk from COL Chad Carroll, West Point ’94, Public Affairs Director of the new Army’s Futures Command (AFC) located in Austin, Texas at a new $130 million facility.  COL Carroll will provide an overview of the command as their team tackles Six Priorities: 1. Long-Range Precision Fires; 2. Next-Generation Combat Vehicles; 3. Future Vertical Lift Platforms; 4. A Mobile & Expeditionary Army Network; 5. Air & Missile Defense; and 6. Soldier Lethality – all of which have been allocated $30 Billion over the next five years. In addition to our distinguished speaker we are proud to announce that other special guests will include WWII, Korea, & Vietnam War Veterans plus active duty members of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, and Air Force and some of their outstanding commanders.

This year’s earlier start time allows for the presentation of colors by the Color Guard and live military music and songs provided by the award-winning Kinder High School for the Performing Arts ensemble. Location:This program will be held at the Junior League of Houstonlocated at 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, next to the St. Regis Hotel that is located three lights East of the intersection of San Felipe and Hwy 610.  View Map  to 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston,TX 77027.

The price of this luncheon for members of the sponsoring clubs is $40.00 with reservations by October 10, 2019 after October 10 the price is $50.00. If there is room, the price at the door is $60.00.  

Sponsorship opportunity: 

At this luncheon, in support for our troops, we would like to provide everyone an opportunity to sponsor active duty members of the armed forces.  Besides paying for your lunch, the cost for each sponsorship is $50.00. Table Sponsorships of 10 for $500 will include recognition on the program, from the podium and at your premium-located table. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Deanna Belford at the Rotary office at or call 713-973-9936.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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. 

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?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


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.

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
5430 Westheimer Ct.
Houston, TX  77056
United States of America

(713) 973-9936
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