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Sugar Land Rotary Making a Difference in our Community by honoring first responders at our annual Fall Classic Fundraiser on Sept. 23!
 
Our hearts are filled with sadness about the recent devastation in Texas and in the Houston area due to Hurricane Harvey. At the same time, we are so grateful for those who are first responders and neighbors who continue to reach out to help those with tremendous needs. To be able to support Sugar Land Rotary Charities, we will hold our Fall Classic Fundraiser on Saturday, September 23 honoring first responders.
Sugar Land Rotary to honor first responders at the Fall Classic Fundraiser on Sept. 23 Nancy Porter 2017-09-06 05:00:00Z 0
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.
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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!
 
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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!
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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.
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Posted by Marty Clayton on Apr 15, 2014

    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 0
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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.

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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 0
Sugar Land Rotary volunteers for The ARC of Fort Bend County’s Special Olympics Nancy Porter 0
Sugar Land Rotary Honors Veterans on November 20 at Annual Celebration! Nancy Porter 0
Sugar Land Rotary Honors FBISD District Teachers of the Year and Finalists Nancy Porter 0
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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 0
Recognize anyone at the Rotary Halloween Costume "Party"? Nancy Porter 0
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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. 

 

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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 0
Jared Jameson installed as Sugar Land Rotary President for 2012-2013 Nancy Porter 0
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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.

 

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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 0
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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 0
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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 0
Thank you Jeff, Greg and Mitch for your leadership for Shrimpfest 2011! Nancy Porter 0
We did it! A successful Shrimpfest 2011 is in the history books! Nancy Porter 0
2010-2011 Rotary Awards Nancy Porter 0
Craig DeSerf: 2010-2011 Sugar Land Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year Nancy Porter 0
Sugar Land Rotary President Greg Pendley begins the 2011-2012 year Nancy Porter 0
Edward Crowell shares the exciting vision of the Imperial Performing Arts in Sugar Land Marty Clayton 0
N.D. Kalu, former NFL defensive end, speaks at Sugar Land Rotary! Nancy Porter 0
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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.
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Sugar Land Rotarians in Action at the Kendleton City Park Nancy Porter 0
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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 0
David Wallace introduces Fort Bend Chamber President and CEO Keri Schmidt Marty Clayton 0
Sugar Land Rotary President awards Governor Citations to Scott Finley and Ashley Foster Nancy Porter 0
Sugar Land Rotary honors teachers from Fort Bend Baptist Academy and St. Laurence Catholic School Nancy Porter 0
Sugar Land Rotary contributes $18,000 to Santa Exchange to benefit more than 3,500 young people in local community Nancy Porter 0
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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 0
Sugar Land Rotary to Celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 17 Nancy Porter 0
Sugar Land Rotary President Bouche Mickey begins the 2010-2011 year Nancy Porter 0
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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".
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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.

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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."
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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!
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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.
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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.

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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!
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