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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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 
Sue Turney                                         $250.00 Donation 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 

          
 
2nd Annual Texas Legends Crawfish Boil- A  GREAT SUCCESS!
Tom Cox and his team pulled off a 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 scholarships to students attending The Woodlands High School.
 
Can's wait until next year!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
On behalf of District Governor John Hathaway, we are excited to invite you to this year's Rotary District 5910 Conference!!   Join us in The Woodlands beginning April 5th with a BBQ and Texas Country Songwriter and Recording Artist Max Stalling.  Saturday is filled with inspirational speakers and the Caribbean themed District Conference Gala.  The conference closes on Sunday morning with a call to be People of Action! 
 
The Early Bird Cost for the conference is $225 - including the Saturday Night Caribbean Gala but it does not include the Friday Night Max Stalling Welcome event.  Saturday only is $175 - and that includes the Saturday Night Gala.  Early Bird ends March 4 - so get registered now!! 
 
We have added a Kids' track as well.  The Woodlands is known as a Family Friendly so bring the family!  
To register, click on this link:  
https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=651ba853-0297-477b-9824-4b541a8a7ead   
 
A block of rooms have been reserved at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott at a great price - $149/night.  There is no group code but you can tell them you are with the Rotary District 5910 Meeting to get this special price. 
 
Questions?  Contact Ann Wolford at annwolford04@gmail.com or Julie Martineau at jmartineau@mccfoundation.org. 
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Polio Eradication Update
 
Zero is the Magic Number!   The three-year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. Today, Rotary restarted the count with the report of two new cases. Our Club Member and District Governor, John Hathaway, has set a goal of raising $200,000 this year ,which when matched will total $1 million. To date we have raised $167,000 toward the $200,000 goal. At our Thursday Club Meeting, many members made a pledge toward meeting this goal. If you would like to help, send your check to the Rotary Foundation, noting it for Polio.
 
Rotary is committed to raise $50 Million (including Rotarian, public, and DDF donations) to be matched by $100 mil from the Gates Foundation - for each of the next two years - for a total of $300 million for the Global Polio Eradication effort
 
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
18,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988   
Members of Rotary After Hours (RAH) are part of The Woodlands Rotary Club. The only difference is that they meet after hours from 5:00 - 6:15 pm the first and third Tuesday of the month. RAH is ideal for professionals that may not be able to attend the  our regular  Rotarian luncheons meetings.  Ideal members are community professionals that are highly motivated to be service oriented in giving back to the community with Rotary Club of The Woodlands. If you now someone who is interested in joining, invite them to our next RAH Meeting! 
 
RAH Meetings are  also open to all Rotarians. So come out to have some fun. For Meeting Locations, visit our Club Calendar or  list of Upcoming Events on the web site.

We are pleased to announce that our apartments are fully occupied with a waiting List. Over the last several months we have been 80% occupied. We are extremely excited to see so much interest in such  a short of time. To date, we have provided 204 days of lodging to patients undergoing extended treatment and their families at our Medical Center, This  represents over $30,000 in direct benefits to these patients and families. Our patients have included 9 infants and children plus two adult cancer patients. These patients have come from as far away as St Augustine, Fla.  and as near as Huntsville, Texas. We are currently evaluating our funding strategy to see if we can add a third apartment. What do you think?

 

We are also excited to announce our new web site where you can learn more www.rotaryhousetw.org

 

The Hospitality Committee could use more people to check in on our families and make sure they get the support they need to continue caring for their babies.  If you are interested in doing this and/or have an idea, contact Jon Sanderson at jon.sanderson@primelending.com.

 
 
Welcome to THE LINK
THE LINK is the Official Newsletter for our Club. Each month, we strive to provide timely information, all in one place, regarding upcoming Events, Meetings, Speakers and Stories about what is going on in our Club. If you have any suggestions for improving our Newsletter, please contact Mike Bass, Web Master, at mkbass1@live.com
 
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In order to be included in our Monthly Newsletter, The Link, please provide your Event information to Mike Bass before the last Friday of the month.
 
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