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.

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Rotary Means Fun

Rotary Club of Houston invites you to bring Rotarians and friends

Monday, October 14, 2019

Riel Restaurant

1927 Fairview St. Houston, TX 77019

(There will be a dsection of the bar reserved for us)

Amazing food, (https://www.rielhtx.com/press for info on that!) great atmosphere and both street and valet parking available. We took notes from the last event to make sure this one is even better!

CLICK HERE to let us know if you can be there so we have enough seats saved.

 
 

 

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, The Rotary Club of Houston, Rotary Club of Houston Skyline, Rotary Club of Memorial-Spring Branch, Rotary Club of West U and Rotary Club of 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
 
 

Anna M. Babin

President and CEO

United Way of Greater Houston

HESS Club

5430 Westheimer

Houston, TX 77056

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

REGISTER HERE

Anna M. Babin was named President and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston in August 2005.  As chief executive of the nation’s third largest United Way, Babin blends sound business acumen with a deep understanding of community needs.  Working closely with corporate and community advisors, she led the organization through the development of three strategic plans, with the most recent, Second Century Vision, set to position the United Way as the leading voice and expert in creating opportunities for low-income families and individuals to thrive.  In 2017, under her leadership, United Way raised more than $50 million for immediate relief and long-term recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston region. 

Babin has focused the organization on issues that assist people to secure a better future with initiatives around family financial stability, veterans services – MISSION UNITED – and educational support to children in their out-of-school time.  United Way THRIVE, a collaborative now in its tenth year, has demonstrated the power of partnerships, helping more than 67,000 families achieve their dreams of family financial well-being and independence and delivering a 10:1 return on investment.  An advocate for providing accurate and timely information to callers of 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, she launched and completed a successful capital campaign in 2015 to create a new facility to meet the demand of the growing number of people in need of help.  In 2018, 2-1-1 answered 1.2 million calls for help.    

A native Texan, Babin holds a degree in business administration from Lamar University and maintains her CPA credential.  She serves on diverse community boards and committees, including the Greater Houston Partnership, Executive Women’s Partnership, United Ways of Texas, University of Houston Board of Visitors, Good Reason Houston Leadership Council, and chairs the United Way Worldwide 2-1-1 National Operating Group.  Anna was named Houston Business Journal’s 2017 Best Non-Profit C-Suite Executive, one of the 2009 Women on the Move by Texas Executive Women, and one of the 2008 50 Most Influential Womenby Houston Women’s Magazine.

SALUTE TO VETERANS ANNUAL LUNCHEON 
Rotary Club of Houston/West Point Society 
 
November 7, 2019
Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER/SPONSOR
 

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.

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. 
 
 
In preparation for distribution on Saturday, December 14, 2019,
please bring unwrapped gifts to our Rotary lunch at The Hess Club on
Thursday, Nov 14, Nov 21, or Dec 5, 2019.
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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