The Woodlands

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course
100 Grand Fairway
Legacy Ballroom
The Woodlands, TX  77381
United States of America
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Both  of our units are currently occupied.  We have three patients on the waiting list.  We have served patients from all hospitals in the area including MD Anderson. 

Our next Blood Drive is August 22, 2019.  The summertime is typically the Blood Center's slow period, so they need your blood more now than ever.  Please come and donate and ask your friends to come as well.  We have plenty of cool water and juice to quench your thirst from the Texas sun.  We still have plenty of spaces available so please e-mail me at or call me at 281-907-5100 and we will get you signed up.  For those that are already signed up, you should receive an email from my assistant Robin from with your time. Remember, each donation is worth 1 makeup and if you give double reds, then its 2 make-ups.  You can also have some one donate on your behalf and receive the credit. If you can't make it to our drive, try to go to the blood center on 242 and give them our code 4354G902 so we can get credit.

Polio Eradication Update
Rotary’s World-wide 2019-20 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is  $150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match.
John Hathaway reported at our lunch that our District has raised over $1 million toward achieving this goal
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!   Polio Plus:  Zero Is The Magic Number!
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988                                                                                       
 Total paralysis cases
Year-to-date 2019
- in endemic countries:
- in post-endemic countries:
 Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 3, Afghanistan 2, Nigeria 0  
2019 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 27 Pakistan (2018-12), 10 Afghanistan (2018-21),
0 Nigeria (2018-0)


CONSIDER THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY--At our May 23 Lunch, Nancy White from the Houston based Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program provided  a very compelling presentation on how they are helping convicted felons turn their lives around. Their three-year recidivism record is only 8.3% compelled to the State's 25%. If interested in helping, go to their web site or  contact Brian Troy (Houston) at or call 832-767-0928. Volunteers are needed

Congratulations Ryan Mathes, Rotary Club of The Woodlands President and Woman of Distinction. 

Ryan was honored at the 29th Annual  Women of Distinction Luncheon at The Woodlands Marriott on May 3, 2019. 

At their May 2 Luncheon, The Rotary Club honored  their selection of the 2018-2019 Students of the Year. What a great bunch of young people from our Woodlands Area Schools. The students, their parents and CISD can all be proud of the great accomplishments of these students.
The Club welcomed visiting Rotarian Thomas Harms from Paris France with an exchange of Club Flags.


Rotarian Chad Grimes  had a fun time as a contestant  at the YMCA Dancing for a Cause. Chad was awarded the Most Enthusiastic trophy!!  




Our Club held its "An Evening of Elegance!"  fund raising event on February 23 at The Woodlands Marriott.  As part of the event, we honored Michael and Vicki Richmond for their major contributions to our community throughout the past 35 plus years.
All proceeds benefited the Rotary House. Rotary House is a Non Profit focused on providing  patients from any of our five area Woodlands Hospitals a secure and affordable place to stay while seeking treatments. The Event netted $190,000  for this great cause. Once again, we wish to thank all of our Sponsors for helping to make this event such a big success.
Event SponsorsAmount Rotary House Sponsorship Category 
Purepoint Financial $15,000.00 Framing/Stud Sponsor 
Great American Title (Ronnie Mathews)$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Howard Hughes Corporation $10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Jeff Beard Real Estate Co. $10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Lone Star Corporate College$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Memorial Hermann Hospital$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Texas Children's Hospital$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
Woodforest National Bank$10,000.00 Roof Sponsor 
CHI St Luke’s Health $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
M D Anderson Hospital $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Methodist $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Richmond Realty$5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Schroeder & Associates $5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Stewart Title$5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Woodforest Development$5,000.00 Floor Sponsor 
Mary & Norm Parrish Table$2,500.00 Door Sponsor 
Spirit of Texas Bank$2,500.00 Door Sponsor 
Bruce C Tough Law Firm $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Chad Grimes &  Lucian Rivela Table$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Constable Ryan Gable                    $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Early/Wolford Families $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Julie Martineau$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Knighton & Stone  (Jay Knighton)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Melissa Ray Insurance Agency $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Melton/ Maletasta/ Logan/ Cox Table$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Montgomery County Youth Services$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Raymond James/Tim Montfort  $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Starfox Financial Services  (Bill Friebel)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
The Woodlands Christian Academy$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
United Capital (Stephen Bauer)$2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
Will Perry & Assoc $2,250.00 Door Sponsor 
The Strong Firm$1,500.00 Window Sponsor 
Gerald Glenn$1,000.00 Brick Sponsor 
John Fackler$1,000.00 Brick Sponsor 
Ann Geske   
Sue Turney                                         

           2nd Annual Texas Legends Crawfish Boil- A  GREAT SUCCESS!
Tom Cox and his team pulled off another great event- in spite of the weather! Over 500 people had their fill of crawfish. The event netted $21,000 for the Texas Legends Scholarship Fund, which will award college scholarship s to students attending The Woodlands high schools.


Club Volunteers partnered with Interfaith of The Woodlands  on April 06, 2019 to help our Seniors by working for a day on community improvement projects. The  local high school Interact Clubs also participated in the effort. This was a fantastic opportunity to show our  support for our community and provide various services to local senior citizens in need of assistance.

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