Our club is scheduled for a Multi-Club Collaborative Visit - Rotary meeting in Houston on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 pm.  The venue is Los Tios Mexican Restaurant..Rotarians must register in advance so an adequate amount of food may be prepared.  Cost per attendee is $25.00.  This will include meal and venue charges including gratuity.  Registration is required by Friday, October 1.  Also, a Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting. 
 
The goal of this multi-club meeting is to build better friendships with Rotarians across our district and to work together in harmony on future projects.  DG Michelle Bohreer is the program speaker.

Football season is here, and the "Survivor Pool" is underway.  The object is to pick the winner of only ONE NFL game each week.  Participants CANNOT PICK THE SAME TEAM TWICE during the entire season.  If the team picked wins in that week, you survive to the next week and remain in the game to pick the next week.  The game ends when only one person is left, to which that person will take all the prize pool money. 

We have six members involved this season. The object here is to SURVIVE as long as possible. The one to survive takes home the prize! There are no consolation prizes. WINNER(S) TAKES IT ALL!!!!!  (In the event that two (2) participants make it through all 17 weeks of the NFL season, those participants will split the prize equally.  If more than two (2) participants are still in the Pool after Week #17, they will advance to the Playoff Round.  (If we get to playoffs we can either split the cash or talk about the rules then.)

All participants MUST submit a team pick each week to Jake Stein.  IF YOU DO NOT PICK A TEAM IN ANY GIVEN WEEK, YOU ARE ELIMINATED.  Insurance does not save you if you do not send in a pick.

The final deadline for each week's selection is prior to the start time of the first Sunday game on each weekend of play.  That includes picks for the Monday night game.  On weeks that have a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday game, anyone wishing to pick one of the teams playing in those game(s) must have their pick submitted prior to the start of that game.  There is no restriction on how early a selection may be submitted (i.e., if you are going to be out of the office on business or vacation, you can submit your picks in advance).  A participant may also change their pick at any time providing they submit the new pick prior to the deadlines listed above.  Each participant is responsible for being aware of and meeting the deadlines for their weekly picks.  A week of play is based on the regular NFL schedule and includes the Monday night game for that week.

The weekly picks will be available to all participants so each participant can track how many survive and how many are eliminated.  It will also give everyone a chance to check to make sure I have selected the correct pick for everyone.

 

 

 

It is always a pleasure to support New Generations in gaining higher education.  We have given $6,000 in Scholarships to six students this month to pursue higher education.  Anais Watsky, New Generations Chair, has shared the names of the winners of the scholarships supported by the Willowbrook Rotary Club which has been dissolved.  The monies set aside for the scholarships  transferred into our club's  Foundation account to insure the continuity of the scholarship program begun by the Willowbrook Rotarians.  The scholarship winners are: 
Cecilia Thao-Van Vu - attending the University of Texas in Austin majoring in Business.
 
Anthony Hiep Nguyen - attending the University of Texas in Austin majoring in Computer   Science.
 
Kaylin Tran - attending the University of Houston majoring in Biology.  She served as the Interact President at Klein Forest High School,  Interact has brought her many unforgettable life changing experiences and skills she will carry and use throughout her life.  She hope to become an Orthodontist. 
 
Chelsea Nguyen - attending University of Houston in pre-Nursing.  She aspires to become a Nurse Anesthetist.  She describes herself as an optimistic achiever who loves to bake and binge watch television shows.
The following two students are receiving their second year of scholarships:
Rehkai Gibson - attending University of Texas at Austin as a senior. He is studying Psychology and Business.  He is enjoying working as a nanny and having a hand in the development of the younger generation.
 
Juan Pacheco - attending the University of Houston as a sophomore. He was past-President of Klein Forest Interact.  He is majoring in both Supply Chain and Business Management. He is a Deans List Scholar and is involved with The Hispanic Business Student Association and the UH Rotaract Club.  
In addition, our satellite club, The Rotary Club of Houston Lotus, plans to provide college scholarships for Vietnamese students this next year.  
 
 
Marc Mori -  We extend our condolences to Marc and his family as they grieve the loss of Marc's son, Roland Matthew who passed away unexpectedly while sleeping on the 14th of July, 2021.  He was born in Puerto Rico and traveled extensively.  He was participating in a study abroad program centered in San Sebastian, Spain and recently traveled to Madrid and Paris.  
 
Ruby Powers - Appointed this summer as the Consultant Attorney  for the Mexican Consulate; launched a new consulting business, Powers Strategy Group in July; received the Mentorship Award from the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section and on the speaking circuit about immigration topics.  And she is an avid gardener with new rain water collection barrels and loves being a wife and mother to two children.
 
Ed Charlesworth has qualified as a Diving Instructor and has pursued diving in the Maldives and the Galapagos Islands.  In the Galapagos he was not your typical tourist, but lived aboard a research vessel seeking studies of whale sharks and hammerheads.  He has been scuba diving since the age of 13 years.
 
Jake Stein and his wife Alli (daughter of Ed and Robin Charlesworth) have brought home their new son, Camden.  Now the proud parents of two boys, they may be facing sleep deprivation for awhile.  Jake recently sponsored his father, Robert Stein, as a new member of our e-club.  All in the family - President-Elect Brittany Johnson is Alli's sister and has made two trips from Fort Worth to Houston to help with the new arrival.
 
Dree Miller - A busy film and television actress traveling on location and sometimes getting to stay at home in The Woodlands near Houston.  She has had roles in Cellmate Secrets (2021), Stolen (Bring our Girls Home), and Surviving the Cartel (2022). Below the scene was shot in Raleigh, North Carolinea:
 
 
On September 19th at 4:00 pm, Veronica Perez will share with our members how to identify when and where to volunteer during the Rotary International Convention to be held in Houston in June next year.  Watch for the Zoom link on WhatsApp prior to September 19th.  Many positions have been filled, but there are many opportunities to serve during the Convention,  Veronica is President of the Rotaract e-Club of Houston.  This will count as a Rotary club meeting.  
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This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxGateway, an independent event.

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