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
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The Rotary Spirit of Service
There are many ways our Members choose to donate their time to give back to our community. Community service has always been a hallmark of Rotary. For example, we collect food and funds for the Montgomery County Food Bank, we work to improve a home for a needy family, we honor our seniors and veterans, we conduct literacy campaigns, we give blood,  we sponsor foreign exchange students by letting them live in our homes, etc.

Check the Story Section for different opportunities. Or, contact one of our Committee Chairs for ideas on how you may help such as the following upcoming RAH opportunity.
RAH is looking for volunteers to support the Montgomery County Youth Services lunch at the shelter (4501 North Frazier, Conroe, Texas 77303) on Saturday, June 15th, from 12:00-2:00 PM. The plan is to take lunch to the kids and play outdoor games with them for a couple hours.  Contact Nicole Harrison at if interested.
An Evening of Elegance
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 
The College Park Interact Club Newsletter
Interact Newsletter-The College Park Interact Club Has Been Very Active. Read More from Katie Zane about their activities
November 1st - The Woodlands College Park Interact worked with staff members at the Hailey Glow Run on the Knox Junior High track.  The volunteers help set up the event, cheer for runners, make snow cones, and pack up the event. 
November 5th - Before Thanksgiving, we hosted the annual Potluck event for our members where we feasted on delicious food and shared what they were thankful for.  Here at College Park, Interact is not just a club, but a family.  As board members, we always try to instill in future members the same love for community service that we have gained over the past few years.
November 10th (9:30 am - 5:00 pm) and 11th (11:30 am - 5:00 pm) - The College Park Interact Club had an amazing turn out at the Children’s Festival where they worked with children on face paint, crafts, and games.  One thing the club did not expect was the near 30-degree weather all day long, and like the troopers (and Texans) we are, all the volunteers came with eager faces and endless layers of clothing.
November 10th (8:30 - 11:30 am) and 11th (11:30 am - 2:30 pm) - U.S. Masters Swimming at CISD Natatorium 8:30-11:30 and 11:30-2:30 The College Park Interact members worked as timers for the U.S. Master Swimming meet at the CISD Natatorium.  Not only did the volunteers have a lot of fun while volunteering, but they also were able to meet Graham Johnston, a swimmer who participated in the 1952 Summer Olympics.
November 30th - Near the end of November, the College Park Best Buddies asked Interact to help them set up the Best Buddies Variety Show from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the College Park High School Auditorium.  Along with the variety show, there will be a silent auction which the Interact Club will oversee so the Best Buddies Club can raise enough money to fund a dance for students from our Special Education Department at College Park High School.
December 1st - From 8:00 - 10:00 am, the College Park Interact club will be serving food to the families with children who attend Glen Loch Elementary for the Glen Loch Holiday Breakfast.
December 2nd - John Cooper Holiday Party is from 12:30 - 3:30 pm on December 2nd.  The Interact clubs from John Cooper School, The Woodlands High School, and College Park High School will work together to provide a Christmas meal to local members of the elderly community.  The College Park Interact club intends to spread love and the holiday spirit.
December 6th - From 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Sally K. Ride Elementary, the College Park Interact Club is volunteering at the school’s Story Time with Santa event.  Here we will conduct crafts, holiday games, ornament painting, and more.
December 8th - At Town Green Park from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, College Park Interact will volunteer at the Human Rights Walk.  The members will be working at events such as the rock wall, arts & crafts, face painting, and bounce houses.
December 10th - In order to celebrate our commitment to the club and working members, we are hosting the Interact Holiday Party where we will skate our hearts away at the Woodlands Ice Rink.  There, we will name the Student of the Semester for their enthusiasm, spirit, and commitment when volunteering.
Over this first semester, the entire club together has amassed nearly 2,546 hours of community service.
Rotary After Hours- Come Join Us
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.
Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 12/22/18
Today's picture is of a child being vaccinated in Peshawar, Pakistan
Rotary’s World-wide 2018-19 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is  $50 Million – To be Matched $2 for $1 by the Gates Foundation
Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!  Zero is the Magic Number!   The three year Countdown to History starts after the final Wild Polio case. Today, we count One week since the report of the most recent Wild Polio case.No new Wild Polio cases reported this week. 
What is that Polio Eradication Picture?   Read More
Vaccine Derived Polio Cases - Papua New Guinea, Kenya, SYRIA, SOMALIA, Niger, Nigeria & DRC - Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2018: Papua New Guinea - Twenty -Five cases (No new cases this week), Nigeria - Thirty-two cases (One new case this week), Niger - Eight cases (No new cases reported this week), Somalia - Thirteen cases (No new cases this week), DRC - Twenty-one cases (No new cases this week).  Ninety-six Vaccine derived Polio cases were reported in 2017 - Ninety-nine so far in 2018.  
The Final Three Endemic Countries:
Pakistan - No new Polio cases reported this week. Eight Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from FATA with an onset of paralysis on 10/07/18.  Pakistan's 2018 Polio cases have all come from just four Districts!  Eight cases reported in 2017.  Seven new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan. 
Afghanistan - No new Polio cases reported this week.  Twenty Polio cases reported in 2018 - the most recent case was from the Shahid - e - Hasas District, Uruzgan Province with an onset of paralysis on 10/09/18.  Fourteen cases reported in 2017.  Six new Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
Nigeria - No Wild Polio cases have been reported in 2017 or 2018.   The most recent Polio case was reported on 8/20/16.  Nigeria is to be congratulated on 2-1/4 years without a Wild Polio case! 
Second Annual Crawfish Boil

           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.

Rotary  House Is Making An Impact!

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


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


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