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Sugar Land Rotary hosts Mayoral Candidate Debate
Sugar Land Rotary donates $9000 to Children of the Andes. Children of the Andes is an educational project initiated in 1995 by the Rotary Club Quito Valle Interoceanico based in Quito, Ecuador. The aim is to support communities with low resources through educational projects for children, youth and adults. 
 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
Join us and invite your local Sugar Land Friends and Family as our club hosts a mayoral candidate debate on April 27th, 2016 from 11:30am - 1:30pm in the Sweetwater Country Club Ballroom. Cost is $15, lunch is included.
Sugar Land Rotary hosts Mayoral Candidate Debate 2016-04-03 00:00:00Z
RYLA 2016
We love our RYLA kids! Students from Clements HS enjoyed a weekend of leadership training and fun. As Rotarians,
we provided scholarships and rides back and forth, and as you can see, the kids loved it!
 
RYLA 2016 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z
Fort Bend Boy's Choir 2015
The Fort Bend Boy's Choir put on a fantastic mini-concert for Sugar Land Rotary Club! A definite club favorite!
 
Fort Bend Boy's Choir 2015 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z
October Rotarian of the Month
October Rotarian of the Month Rebecca Deurlein 2015-10-07 00:00:00Z
First Annual Rotary Scholarship
 
First Annual Rotary Scholarship Rebecca Deurlein 2015-10-03 00:00:00Z
Exchange Student Program
Clements HS student Ingrid Wu and Elodie, an exchange student from France, are swapping countries for a few weeks, and we are happy to sponsor them!
Exchange Student Program Rebecca Deurlein 2015-08-07 00:00:00Z

Sugar Land Rotary Installation Banquet 2015

Some highlights from the event

Outgoing President Patrick Bullard congratulates Dr. Stacy Croft as she is inducted as President of Sugar Land Rotary Club 2015-16.
Outgoing President Patrick Bullard and event emcee Past President Greg Pendley.
Rotarian of the Year, Justin Steinhard, is honored by President Patrick Bullard for his contributions for the year as Treasurer. Justin went above and beyond in his role, even securing contracts which lock in fees for the next 2 years so that the club is not burdened by rate increases from our various vendors. Way to go Justin.
 
Congratulations to the the outgoing 2014-15 Rotary Board of Directors for all of your successes in the past year. And welcome to the incoming Board of Directors for the 2015-16 Rotary year. Incoming President Dr. Stacy Croft looks forward to an exciting year. The Rotary International motto for this year is "Be A Gift To The World". Dr. Stacy hopes this year's board can Enlighten, Update, Educate and Entertain the members of Sugar Land Rotary through great speakers each week and a phenomenal fundraiser on October 3: Escape to the Rainforest.
Sugar Land Rotary Installation Banquet 2015 Dr. Stacy Croft 2015-06-26 00:00:00Z
Sugar Land Rotary Presents $30,000 Check for Barrier-Free Park

    April 16th was a very good day for Sugar Land Rotary and for the City of Sugar Land. We have been waiting since 2007 to give the $30,000 check that will be used to help build a barrier free park at the Little League ball field at Austin Parkway, and that was finally done. The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation had to be organized so the rest of the funds could be raised to make the park a reality. Sugar Land Rotary’s name will be on display there to show our contribution to this project. 
    Thanks to Past President Scott Finley, who started this project, and to Charlie Myer and their boards for having the vision to make this a reality. In addition to the District Governor Bob Gebhard and many Sugar Land Rotarians the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation board, including Gene Reed, Bob Brown, William Jameson, Suni Sharma and John Null, attended.
    Sugar Land Rotary also honored City Manager Allen Bogard with the Service Above Self Award. This was voted on by the Sugar Land Rotary board and is only the second time Sugar Land Rotary has recognized a city official. In attendance were Mayor James Thompson, City Council members Himesh Gandhi, Joe Zimmerman, Amy Mitchell, Steve Porter and Harish Jajoo and former councilmen Don Olsen and Sonny Johnston. From the city manager’s office Jim Callaway, Mike Goodrum, Steve Griffin, Judy Janecek and Jennifer May were in attendance. Former Mayor Dean Hrbacek and Mayor Thompson spoke about Mr. Bogard and his dedication to the city.
   It was a great day for Sugar Land and Sugar Land Rotary. Thank you to all of you who attended.Image

Sugar Land Rotary Presents $30,000 Check for Barrier-Free Park Marty Clayton 2014-04-16 00:00:00Z
Heart Of Texas
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A Note from Grove Norwood of the Heart of Texas Foundation

The Sugar Land Rotary Club of Sugar Land, Texas, recently made an historic donation to the work of The Heart of Texas Foundation.  President Ward Pendleton, flanked by District 5890 (62 Rotary Clubs) Governor Bob Gebhard, presented founder Grove Norwood with an unprecedented donation by Rotary to our prison reform movement in Texas.  Below you will find a link to the full article, which we encourage you to read.  The donation was in excess of $20,000.  The Heart of Texas Foundation says, "Thank you, Sugar Land Rotary, President Ward Pendleton, District Governor Bob Gebhard, and all of the future donors in District 5890 Rotary Clubs in Texas!"

 

Read the Article about the Rotary Club Donation to The Heart of Texas Foundation in "Your Houston News" 

 

Grove Norwood, former USAF fighter pilot and Founder of The Heart of Texas Foundation,  says:

 

"Thank you to Rotary for joining us in this monumental work!  Rotary has recognized what is upon us, and the opportunity we in Texas, and all of America, have.  It is clear that what is coming is this:  the 'American Prison Seminary Movement.'  It is a movement that will lead to the establishment of a prison Seminary Bible College  in every state in America.  The results are clear:  less violence, more safety, more reconciliation with families, significant financial benefits to taxpayers, healing of the children.   All that is needed is another 48 such prison seminaries in America, based on the Texas-Louisiana Model.  Regardless of a person's political or religious persuasion, the fact is that a privately funded, open-to-all, voluntary, Bible College program inside a maximum security prison-- in any state-- will reduce violence and victims, heal families, and reduce costs to taxpayers.  This has been demonstrated in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and its experience as the first American Prison Seminary.

 

Thank you, from our hearts.  And thank you, Rotary of Texas!

 

Grove Norwood, Founder

The Heart of Texas Foundation, Inc.

Heart Of Texas Greg Pendley 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z
Sugar Land Rotary honors exceptional Fort Bend ISD teachers
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Sugar Land Rotary honored exceptional Fort Bend ISD teachers during a special recognition program held at a recent Rotary meeting.
Sugar Land Rotary honors exceptional Fort Bend ISD teachers Nancy Porter 2011-06-01 00:00:00Z
Sugar Land Rotary donates $30,000 to the Literacy Council of Fort Bend for GED project

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Sugar Land Rotary donates $30,000 to the Literacy Council of Fort Bend for GED project Nancy Porter
2014-2015 Officers Installed; Awards-Sugar Land Rotary Hall of Fame, Rotarian of the Year and Cornerstone Awards presented

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In June, Sugar Land Rotary installed a new slate of officers for 2014-2015 that includes: Patrick Bullard, President; Stacy Croft, President-Elect; Mitch Rahim, Vice-President, Rafael Manrique de Lara, Secretary; Justin Steinhard, Treasurer; and Ward Pendelton, Past-President. Pictured is the new Sugar Land Rotary President Patrick Bullard giving an award to outgoing President Ward Pendleton.

 

2014-2015 Officers Installed; Awards-Sugar Land Rotary Hall of Fame, Rotarian of the Year and Cornerstone Awards presented Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary volunteers for The ARC of Fort Bend County’s Special Olympics

For the first community service project of the new Rotary year, on Saturday, June 28, a dedicated group of Sugar Land Rotarians volunteered as waiters for The ARC of Fort Bend County’s Special Olympics athletic banquet. More than 200 people attended the event and the athletes had a wonderful time.

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Sugar Land Rotary volunteers for The ARC of Fort Bend County’s Special Olympics Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary Honors Veterans on November 20 at Annual Celebration!
Please plan to join Sugar Land Rotarians in honoring our great nation’s veterans at a special Annual Sugar Land Rotary Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sugar Land Rotary Honors Veterans on November 20 at Annual Celebration! Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary Honors FBISD District Teachers of the Year and Finalists
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Sugar Land Rotary Honors FBISD District Teachers of the Year and Finalists Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary Honors First-Year Teachers
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Sugar Land Rotary Honors First-Year Teachers Nancy Porter
Santa’s Exchange and Toys for Tots are Joining Forces to help children in Fort Bend County
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They are all smiles about helping more than 4,000 children in Fort Bend County during the holiday season this year!! Pictured at the Sugar Land Fire Department’s Fire Station No. 7 are (left to right): back row in the fire truck - Lieutenant Darryl Teague (driver), Santa, Captain Trent Herrod; and standing in the front are: Carolyn Tarver, Project SMILE; John Robson, Exchange Club of Sugar Land; Jack Molho, Toys for Tots; and Jared Jameson, Sugar Land Rotary.
Santa’s Exchange and Toys for Tots are Joining Forces to help children in Fort Bend County Nancy Porter
Recognize anyone at the Rotary Halloween Costume "Party"?
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Rotarians shared their favorite costumes at a spooky Rotary meeting. In sum, "Ouch, Susan and Rick!", "Yellow and blue colors ruled", "Buddy Holly paid a visit," and all had a lot of fun!
Recognize anyone at the Rotary Halloween Costume "Party"? Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary Celebrates Veterans Day on November 14
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 Chris Schneider, Governor for District 5890, and a veteran of the U.S. Army said, “It is extremely important to recognize our Veterans.” Veterans and their spouses are invited as honored guests. Hal Jay, Veterans Day Event Chairman, plans to use the event to honor veterans in the local community. “This year we will have James Johnson retired as a Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Army as our featured speaker. He has been given many state and federal awards including the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Purple Heart,” said Jay. 

 

Sugar Land Rotary Celebrates Veterans Day on November 14 Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic “Party at the Ballpark” Held on Saturday, Sept. 15
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“Go to Bat to Benefit Sugar Land Rotary Charities!”  at the Sugar Land Rotary’s Fall Classic “Party at the Ballpark” on Saturday, September 15, at the Sugar Land Skeeter’s Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. Sugar Land Rotary thanks the Title Sponsor Classic Chevrolet and all the Fall Classic Sponsors. For a complete list of sponsors go to www.rotaryfallclassic.com.
Sugar Land Rotary Fall Classic “Party at the Ballpark” Held on Saturday, Sept. 15 Nancy Porter
Jared Jameson installed as Sugar Land Rotary President for 2012-2013
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Jeff Tallas named as Rotarian of the Year.
Jared Jameson installed as Sugar Land Rotary President for 2012-2013 Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary honors FBISD 2012 Rookie Teachers of the Year
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The Sugar Land Rotary honored Fort Bend ISD’s 2012 Rookie Teachers of the Year during a Teacher Appreciation Day recognition program held at a recent Rotary meeting. The Rotary has recognized exceptional first-year teachers through this recognition program for more than 16 years.

 

Sugar Land Rotary honors FBISD 2012 Rookie Teachers of the Year Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary contributes $15,000 to help officially kick off Santa's Exchange Toy Collections, Nov. 13 to Dec. 13
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Carolyn Tarver with Project SMILE, Stan’s Memory Includes Loving Everyone, started the program by helping 12 children during the holidays when her only son, Stan, died in a tragic accident. As the need for toys grew larger each year, the Exchange Club of Sugar Land and Sugar Land Rotary decided to help her fulfill her dream and last year alone, over 3,500 children received over 10,000 gifts during the holiday season. Pictured are John Robson and Himesh Ghandi, Sugar Land Exchange Club members, accepting the check from Sugar Land Rotary.

  

 

 

Sugar Land Rotary contributes $15,000 to help officially kick off Santa's Exchange Toy Collections, Nov. 13 to Dec. 13 Nancy Porter
Judge Ken Cannata talks about the importance of truancy prevention
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We all know that the best way for students to learn is to be at school attending their classes. When students are absent from school with unexcused absences or truant, they are at risk in not doing well in their school work, as well as, engaging in criminal behavior.  Judge Cannata recently spoke to Sugr Land Rotarians about truancy prevention in Fort Bend County.

Judge Ken Cannata talks about the importance of truancy prevention Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary Celebrates Veterans Day on November 16; Veterans and Spouses Invited as Honored Guests
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Please save the date and plan to join Sugar Land Rotary in honoring our nation’s veterans at a special Annual Sugar Land Rotary Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 16, at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pictured are Sugar Land Rotarians Sonny Johnston, Lerleen Hawkins, Hal Jay, and Greg Pendley, President.

"Many of those who were there are no longer with us, and we cannot forget.” - Hal Jay, Event Chair

Sugar Land Rotary Celebrates Veterans Day on November 16; Veterans and Spouses Invited as Honored Guests Nancy Porter
Thank you Jeff, Greg and Mitch for your leadership for Shrimpfest 2011!
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Be sure and thank all of the Shrimpfest Sponsors when you see them or do business with them in the community. All proceeds from Shrimpfest benefit Sugar Land Rotary charities!   2011 Shrimpfest Sponsors

 

Thank you Jeff, Greg and Mitch for your leadership for Shrimpfest 2011! Nancy Porter
We did it! A successful Shrimpfest 2011 is in the history books!
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Shrimpfest 2011 is in the history books, and Sugar Land Rotary thanks all of the sponsors and those who donated auction items and volunteer hours to make Shrimpfest possible.

 

We did it! A successful Shrimpfest 2011 is in the history books! Nancy Porter
2010-2011 Rotary Awards
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Award recipients at the June installation dinner included the following:

2010-2011 Rotary Awards Nancy Porter
Craig DeSerf: 2010-2011 Sugar Land Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year
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The 2010-2011 Sugar Land Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year is Craig DeSerf.  Craig joined Sugar Land Rotary in 2006 after he was recommended for membership by Zac Cypert.

Craig DeSerf: 2010-2011 Sugar Land Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary President Greg Pendley begins the 2011-2012 year
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Sugar Land Rotary President Greg Pendley begins the 2011-2012 year with a continued pursuit of the Rotary P.R.I.D.E. theme, with the over-arching goal to: "Reach Within to Embrace Humanity." 
Sugar Land Rotary President Greg Pendley begins the 2011-2012 year Nancy Porter
Edward Crowell shares the exciting vision of the Imperial Performing Arts in Sugar Land
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Edward Crowell is Founder and Executive Director of Imperial Performing Arts in Sugar Land, Texas, Fort Bend County's only resident professional performing arts organization. He was a recent speaker at Sugar Land Rotary.
Edward Crowell shares the exciting vision of the Imperial Performing Arts in Sugar Land Marty Clayton
N.D. Kalu, former NFL defensive end, speaks at Sugar Land Rotary!
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N.D. Kalu, former NFL defensive end and Rotary Guest Speaker is one of Craig DeSerf's favorites!
N.D. Kalu, former NFL defensive end, speaks at Sugar Land Rotary! Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary honors Fort Bend ISD first-year teachers
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Sugar Land Rotary honored exceptional first-year teachers during a special recognition program held at a recent Rotary meeting. For more than 15 years, Sugar Land Rotary has been honoring the teaching profession through this recognition program.
Sugar Land Rotary honors Fort Bend ISD first-year teachers Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotarians in Action at the Kendleton City Park
Sugar Land Rotarians Marvin Joubert, Kerry, Greg Pendley, John Nadolski, Don Waldon, Steve Weathered and Pat Houck and Susan Carrizal participated in the revitalization project at Kendleton City Park.
Sugar Land Rotarians in Action at the Kendleton City Park Nancy Porter
Steve Sparks, Former Major League baseball player, gets a standing ovation!
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Steve Sparks former Major League baseball player was the guest speaker at Sugar Land Rotary on March 2. Sparks currently resides in Sugar Land and is an Astros pre- and postgame analyst at FOX Sports. Pictured are Craig DeSerf, Jacquie Chaumette, Steve Sparks and Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey.
Steve Sparks, Former Major League baseball player, gets a standing ovation! Marty Clayton
David Wallace introduces Fort Bend Chamber President and CEO Keri Schmidt
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After a warm introduction by former Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace, Keri Schmidt, President and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, gave a dynamic presentation to the Sugar Land Rotary Club and shared the Chamber's vision and direction for the future.
David Wallace introduces Fort Bend Chamber President and CEO Keri Schmidt Marty Clayton
Sugar Land Rotary President awards Governor Citations to Scott Finley and Ashley Foster
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Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey awarded two District 5890 Governor's citations to two deserving Sugar Land Rotarians, Scott Finley and Ashley Foster.
Sugar Land Rotary President awards Governor Citations to Scott Finley and Ashley Foster Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary honors teachers from Fort Bend Baptist Academy and St. Laurence Catholic School
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Sugar Land Rotary honored exceptional teachers from private schools in Sugar Land at a special recognition program held at a recent Rotary meeting.
Sugar Land Rotary honors teachers from Fort Bend Baptist Academy and St. Laurence Catholic School Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary contributes $18,000 to Santa Exchange to benefit more than 3,500 young people in local community
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Sugar Land Rotary donated $18,000 to Santa's Exchange held on December 18, 2010, at First Colony Church of Christ. More than 3,500 young people benefitted from this community collaboration between Project SMILE, Rotary, Exchange and many other caring community members and organizations.
Sugar Land Rotary contributes $18,000 to Santa Exchange to benefit more than 3,500 young people in local community Nancy Porter
Cynthia King inducted into the Sugar Land Rotary Hall of Fame
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President Bouche Mickey presented a very special award to Cynthia King. He said, "I have the pleasure of presenting a very special award to a friend and someone who I truly respect for her desire to serve this community and for her commitment to the motto of 'Service Above Self'."
Cynthia King inducted into the Sugar Land Rotary Hall of Fame Marty Clayton
Sugar Land Rotary to Celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 17
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Sugar Land Rotary is honoring the nation's veterans at a special Annual Sugar Land Rotary Veterans Day Celebration from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd.,Sugar Land.
Sugar Land Rotary to Celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 17 Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey begins the 2010-2011 year
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Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey begins his 2010-2011 year with a continued pursuit of the Rotary P.R.I.D.E. theme, with the ever-present drive to have all understand that: "Participating Rotarians Involved Do Excel."
Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey begins the 2010-2011 year Nancy Porter
2010/2011 Club Goals and Objectives
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2010/2011 Rotary International Theme: "Building Communities Bridging Continents"

2010/2011 Sugar Land Theme: Our SLRC will continue the pursuit of our P.R.I.D.E. theme, with the ever-present drive to have all understand that: "Participating Rotarians Involved Do Excel".
2010/2011 Club Goals and Objectives Nancy Porter
Sugar Land Rotary honors FBISD Teachers
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Sugar Land Rotary honored exceptional Fort Bend ISD teachers at a special recognition program held recently. Dr. Timothy Jenney, FBISD Superintendent and Sugar Land Rotarian, welcomed the teachers and their principals and expressed appreciate to them from the entire community.

Sugar Land Rotary honors FBISD Teachers Marty Clayton
President Dan Green begins his 2009-2010 year!
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Sugar Land Rotary President Dan Green begins his 2009-2010 year with a continued pursuit of the Rotary P.R.I.D.E. theme, with the ever-present drive to have all understand that: "Participating Rotarians Involved Do Excel."
President Dan Green begins his 2009-2010 year! Nancy Porter
2009/2010 Club Goals and Objectives
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Sugar Land Rotary President's Primary Goal: Develop a process for communicating the need for all our Sugar Rotary Club Membership to participate in and contribute to the operations and activities of the Sugar Land Rotary Club to make a successful year and to achieve Club growth.

Read the board's goals in the full story!
2009/2010 Club Goals and Objectives Jair Bobys
Veteran Home Ground Breaking
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Sugar Land Rotary Supports Local Wounded Veteran!   - Thanks in part to a $35,000 donation by the Sugar Land Rotary Club and Foundation, wounded Iraqi War Veteran, Specialist Dillon Cannon, US Army (Ret.) broke ground along with community supporters on his new home.   The ground breaking was held on April 16, 2009 and is expected to be completed later this year.
Veteran Home Ground Breaking Marty Clayton
Thank You Shrimpfest Sponsors!
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Sugar Land Rotary would like to thank our many sponsors that made this year's Shrimpfest a big success!  Please join us in thanking our sponsors.

Link to sponsors - http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/5890/1688/HTML/44798/Microsoft%20PowerPoint%20-%20Shrimpfest%202008%20Presentation.pdf

Thank You Shrimpfest Sponsors! Charlie Myer
300 Smoke Alarms Installed
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"Ole Smoky" Project Completed - Thanks to the support of over 70 volunteers and the partnership of the Fort Bend YMCA and City of Arcola, over 300 Smoke Alarms were installed in low income homes in and around Arcola, Texas.

300 Smoke Alarms Installed Charlie Myer
07/08 Rotarian of the Year & Hall of Fame!
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At the 2008/09 Installation Banquet, Marshall Whichard was named as the Rotarian of the Year for the 2007/08 Club Year. Also, Jeff Tallas was inducted into the Sugar Land Rotary's Hall of Fame.  Congratulations Marshall & Jeff!
07/08 Rotarian of the Year & Hall of Fame! Charlie Myer
Thanking Our Area Teachers
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Sugar Land Rotary Honors Teachers in Monthly Vocational Service Program

Thanking Our Area Teachers Charlie Myer