Celebrating 80 years strong! 1936-2016

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ft Bend Country Club
2627 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond, TX  77469
United States
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Ansari
Apr 25, 2017
Methodist Speaker
Manuela Arroyos
May 02, 2017
Ft. Bend Seniors
Scholarship Awards Ceremony
May 09, 2017
Becky Watts

 Debbie is a Bestselling Author, Educator, Speaker and business owner in Richmond, Texas. She is a strong educator with specific philosophies concerning how people engage in learning, and how to get the best out of every employee, child, teacher or client. She shares her knowledge in simple steps that can be implemented immediately - in the classroom, the workplace or at home. Debbie is especially passionate about helping young people succeed. As a female business owner she has had to overcome obstacles and knows how to help others learn from their mistakes. We work with students and parents in primary school through high school and our goal is to educate and inform the public about strategies and resources to nurture children.
Homero Ponce-Lopez worked for the City of Houston for over 31 years. At the age of 21 he started as a Fire Fighter at Station 23 and in 2004 Homero was promoted to the rank of Captain. He worked at the 9-1-1 Center, then he was assigned to Fire Station 40 as a Captain. In the last 7 years before retirement, he was assigned to the HFD Public Affairs Office as a Manager and Public Information Officer. Homero retired as a Captain in February 2011 and is presently working in the City of Houston Public Safety and Homeland Division as a CERT Coordinator.

Homero joined the University Area Rotary Club in 2010. In 2009, he saw the need to have a small home for ill or injured Fire Fighters. His vision was to have a home where Fire Fighters could stay at low cost or free of charge when they traveled to Houston to receive medical or cancer treatment. The idea was to use a portion of his retirement funds to buy a used 3 bedroom wood-frame home and fix it up and to make it ADA compliance. He mentioned his idea to Art Bautista, past President of his Rotary Club. Art immediately said: "We are going to make it happen, but if we put our name on a building is not going to be a wood-frame home. It has to be a building." From there, the idea was presented to his Rotary Club and now, with the help of his fellow Rotarians, Captain Ponce's dream of the Fire Fighters Rotary Home moved from being a dream to becoming a reality.

Dr. Long Cao was born in Vietnam and raised in Houston.  With the support and encouragement of his parents, his lifelong dream of being a physician became a reality.
Cao graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University and is a medical graduate of the University of Texas.  He completed his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and his Cardiology Fellowship in North Carolina. 
He  is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.  He is also certified in Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Interpretation.
With a passion for teaching, Dr. Cao was an Associate Professor for Medicine and a public speaker where he enjoys speaking on cardiac disease and cardiac prevention awareness. 
A father of a nine-month old baby girl, Dr. Cao enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, traveling and painting. He speaks English, Vietnamese and Spanish.
“I look forward to building a long term professional relationship wherever I practice with my colleagues, my patients and their families, respectively. The desire to serve Fort Bend County and the greater Houston area is supported by my wife, and together we want to establish cardiac care to a community we call home and to the patients within that community in which we value as our permanent extended family.”
Randall Wooten was appointed as Vice Chancellor, Chief Execution Officer and Texas State Technical College’s Executive Project Manager for Fort Bend County in October 2014. Prior to that posting, he was president of Texas State Technical College in Marshall from 2006 to 2014.
Randy has served over 25 years in higher education, ranging from classroom instructor to vice chancellor and president, in the Air Force while stationed at Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He also served 29 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 1997, after serving as Director (vice chancellor) of Air University for Plans and Operations.
TSTC is filling the skills gaps and training local workers for many job opportunities in the Fort Bend - Greater Houston area. In partnership with Wharton County Junior College, TSTC provides the technical instruction and WCJC provides academic instruction. TSTC is adding programs in Fort Bend County including Industrial Maintenance Technology, Cyber Security, Telecommunications Convergence Technology and Welding Technology.
Image resultJonathan Bender transitioned from high school to the NBA Indiana Pacers in 1999. After experiencing knee issues that forced an early retirement, Bender worked with scientists and engineers to develop a first-of-its-kind rehabilitative product to address joint pain and physical limitation problems.
The Results...Bender came back to the Knicks and had the strongest legs on the team.
As his career wound down, Bender focused on the JBIT MedPro. Running the whole operation from just his laptop, Bender has gained his greatest success from helping others reach their goals.

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