Weekly Events
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For our virtual Meet and Greet.
Officers & Directors
President Elect
Treasurer Elect
Past President
Rotary Foundation Chair
Director 2018-2021
Director 2018-2021
Director 2019-2022
Director 2018-2021
Director 2018-2021
Director 2019-2022
Director 2019-2022
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director 2020-2023
Director at Large
Club Administrator
Classification Committee
Burnett Bayland
Camp Enterprise
Fresh Start
Distinguished Citizen Award
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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Stan Druck
    February 4
  • Nancy Middleton
    February 6
  • Mark Zimmerman
    February 10
  • Keleigh Hardesty-Sheppard
    February 11
  • Nicholas Hosn
    February 13
  • Deanna Belford
    February 15
  • Fred Luening
    February 18
  • Reed Lackey
    February 20
  • Jamil Changlee
    February 22
  • Merritt Chastain
    February 25
  • Ilhan Sener
    Isik Sener
    February 4
  • Robert Eckels
    Jet Eckels
    February 14
  • Mel Gross
    Nancy Gross
    February 26
  • John Martin
    February 27
  • Vern Swisher
    February 28
Join Date:
  • Kaleb Steinhauer
    February 1, 2014
    7 years
  • Karen Sotallaro
    February 1, 2013
    8 years
  • Kathy Fenninger
    February 1, 2001
    20 years
  • Rick Olsen
    February 1, 2009
    12 years
  • Demir Karsan
    February 2, 2002
    19 years
  • Lisa Dobey
    February 2, 2000
    21 years
  • Nicholas Hosn
    February 8, 2016
    5 years
  • Sherry Menger
    February 12, 2020
    1 year
  • Jamil Changlee
    February 13, 2020
    1 year
  • Ken Mattox
    February 20, 1992
    29 years
  • Larry Carroll
    February 26, 1981
    40 years
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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Genevieve Rowland

Thursday March 4, 2021
11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Genevieve is a 3rd generation Houstonian who graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from Texas A&M University.  She has been married for over 20 years and has 2 children:  Garrett and Brianna.  She initially worked as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America and then went to work in the Audio Visual industry where she designed and sold A/V systems for almost 20 years.  She has since pursued her passion and is now a successful REALTOR with many designations for Keller Williams Realty where she helps people navigate through the real estate process.

Genevieve is involved with many organizations in the Houston area including The Boy Scouts of America, Church Activities, Rotary International, and has been with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on the Speaker’s Committee for over 20 years.

She will speak to us about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and what to expect when you visit, as well as interesting Texas Town Trivia.

Richard S. Lawrence
District 7890 - Chair

Thursday March 18, 2021
11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Rick received Bachelor of Building Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.  He was a practicing architect in Manchester, CT for 46 years until his retirement in 2015 when he and Elin made Ft. Lauderdale their residence and began spending summers in Rhode Island.

He joined the Manchester, CT Rotary Club in 1978 and in 2000 received the first of six Paul Harris Fellow awards.  For the past six years he has served as District 7890 Chair for Water & Sanitation Projects. In 2014 Rotary International presented him with the “Service Above Self” Award – Rotary’s highest honor and awarded annually to a maximum of 150 individuals throughout the world.


While vacationing in Guatemala in 2006 Rick attended a meeting of the Rotary Club of La Antigua, Guatemala, making the initial connections that resulted in twenty-five sustainable clean water and sanitation projects completed from 2007 through 2020.  His presentation today describes the efforts to fund another two villages in Rotary years 2019-2021 utilizing the ninth and tenth Global Grants.

Moderator: Stephen L Williams, MEd, MPA, Director, City of Houston Health Department
Dr. David Persse, Health Authority, City of Houston Health Department
Sherri D. Onyiego MD, PhD, Director, Nutrition & Chronic Disease Prevention, Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention Division
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February 4, 2021 WATCH ONLINE


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 
David S. Wolff
2020 Distinguished Citizen Award

What is DCA 2020

Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award is presented annually to someone in Houston who exhibits high ideals, leadership and philanthropy. The funds raised support our on-going service activities. This year we are honored to present the Distinguished Citizen Award to David S. Wolff for his service to the growth and development of Houston.
Since it was first presented in 1962, the Rotary Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award has gone to an impressive array of individual Houstonians and Houston institutions. The Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award is the Rotary Club of Houston’s major fundraiser for its many community service projects.
Meet Our Honoree

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!

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