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
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Welcome to Rotary Richmond, TX!

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Let's raise a hearty Rotary Richmond, TX welcome to our District 5890 Governor Nick Giannone and his lovely wife, Fabiola.   
In 1990 Nick was invited to join the Rotary Club of Brazosport.  He served as President in 2001-2002 tying for best large club in the District.  He helped form the After 5 Rotary Club in 2008 and has been honored as Rotarian of the Year in both clubs.  Nick has served as Chairman of New Generations, Youth Exchange Officer, Assistant Governor, Lieutenant Governor and on multiple committees as Chair or a member. 
Nick Giannone is an Emergency Physician working in the Greater Houston Area.  He received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and his medical degree from the Autonomous University in Guadalajara.  Nick did his postgraduate education at Tulane University, New Orleans and the University of Texas Medical Branch. 
We have several presentations to award so please start arriving at 11:45 a.m.. We will begin our program at 12:05 p.m.. Wear your Rotary pin and show your Rotary Richmond spirit!

It was a wonderful celebration of our heroes and warriors at the Annual Veteran's Day Celebration! B.F. Terry JROTC posted the colors and students from Calvary Episcopal sang the National Anthem. Following that was the "pinning" honoring all who served. Julius Collins, Bob Sunday and Mayor Evalyn Moore for the late Hilmar Moore were in attendance today. All this on the day that the Marine Corps celebrates its 240th birthday!  John Boestler, Executive Director of NextOp. spoke on how his organization helps and supports Veterans in transition. 

John Boestler is Executive Director of NextOp, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Houston, Texas.  NextOp serves our nation’s hardworking veterans by providing career placement assistance, mentorship, and support in their transition into industry with a particular focus on energy and Houston. 
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Sargeant Boestler brings us an inspiring message of men and women who do serve and have served.  He will focus on the impact that veterans have made on our country in terms of political and corporate leadership, formation of the middle class, and how the next greatest generation will continue their legacy of national service on a global scale.
Also joining us will be B.F. Terry High School’s JROTC under the direction and leadership of Lt Col (ret) Winfield Scott.
Leading Rotary Richmond for our National Anthem will be students from Calvary Episcopal Preparatory Lower School.   
Be a part of honoring our Veterans! See you Tuesday.

Adam Bartling, Army
Julius Collins, Army
Carl A. Drozd, Army
Stanley Kucherka, Jr., Navy
Harold Mathis, American National Guard
Peary Perry, Army
Bob O’Neal Sunday, Army
In Remembrance
Orin Covell
Richard Joseph
Mayor Hilmar Moore
James E. Richard, Jr.
Jim Tucker
Stuart Wilson

A native Houstonian, Jim Payne grew up in the Sugar Land/ Missouri City/ Stafford area and is a proud graduate of John Foster Dulles High School in Sugar Land. He first discovered Rotary during a fifteen year career in the banking industry when in 1984, when he was inducted into the Sharpstown Rotary Club. He “became a real Rotarian” when Rotary began its “PolioPlus” campaign in 1985 because this disease had touched his own family.
His appointment as an Assistant Governor for 2015-2016 is his opportunity to serve in a district wide office. His assigned clubs are Richmond, Sugar Land and Oyster Creek. 
Today he will be delivering Rotary's District 5890 theme speech.  

Barbara Clemmons and Penelope Lulane will share with our club the special gifts they share with Rotary.  Past Rotary DG Charlie and Barbara Clemmons are co-founders of Rotary Books for the World Project; a Rotary club project that collects school books, library books, and books from individuals to ship to Africa for distribution to schools and libraries in southern and eastern Africa. 
Listen to their powerful stories as they make a difference in our vocations, communities and the world.  Rotary at its best.

Marco Ruiz (far right) is a certified global business professional and business advisor with the UH Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center, a business consulting and training center.  The UH SBDC Network serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas.  
Ruiz will present on effective programs and technology that assist businesses to improve and define their business models. 
Hear this success story - Frank Nunez, owner of Frank's Nursery.


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