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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Upcoming Speakers


Please remember Tuesday's meeting will be at OakBend Medical Center, 1705 Jackson Street.
Joe Freudenberger is the chief executive officer of OakBend Medical Center, a $1 billion, three hospital, independent, non-profit, community hospital system serving Fort Bend County, Texas. After completing his M.B.A. in finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, Joe began his career in healthcare, spending 10 years with Deloitte Consulting working with major healthcare systems around the country to improve their business operations, 11 years as CFO for two different hospitals and the last 8 years as CEO for OakBend.

Over his career he has, at one time or another, either overseen or reengineered the operations of almost every department in a hospital. Joe has a track record of successfully implementing operational and organizational change to help community hospitals regain their financial footing.

By shifting OakBend’s strategy to focus on service excellence, new services, community engagement, targeted marketing, physician engagement, unique partner models and financial prudence, Joe and his team have transformed OakBend Medical Center into a growing, quality local choice for healthcare in Fort Bend County.

Join us as Joe discusses how Rotary Richmond is becoming a vital partner to OakBend Medical Center's Vision 2020 success. 


Volunteering with our Foster Interact Club in the Kidz Zone.
Liz and Cherie sporting some Attack Poverty tattoos with children from North Richmond.
Attending the VIP Luncheon with Richard Logan, Attack Poverty executive director.

Way to go...Michaela, Marquie, Todd, Shawn and Becky on achieving your blue badges! We are so proud of you.

The best part of being a Rotarian is seeing the realization of our hard work with all the crazy fun that goes into doing the Fish Fry. Join us this Tuesday when we present six scholarships to incredible students from Foster and Lamar High Schools. Congratulations to the following students:
Lamar Consolidated High School Scholarship Recipients:
Nathan Anders
Sahar Zafar Mahmood
Maritza Lizarraga Avalos
Foster High School Scholarship Recipients:
Ngan (Jaden) Nguyen
Madelyn Gage
Aubrey Bilicek
Thank you Scholarship Chairman Gary Gillen, Co-Chairman John Cotterell and all of the committee members: Karen Bell, Rodney Lenfant, Larry Pittman, Todd Neely, Susan Kalina and Liz Moreno.  
It is such an important and emotional event in the life of these students. We hope you will make every effort to be present to congratulate them.  Arrive early, talk to the students and their parents and show them our Rotary Spirit.  

Tom Rey, General Manager for Braman Winery in Richmond will share his excitement about Braman’s new venue (adjacent to their current location) at 3333 FM 359.
Tom has lead global manufacturing operations for three international production facilities and seven distribution centers.  
Braman Winery will feature new tasting rooms, a new production facility and the “Barrel Room,” a special events hall. This new venue to be “a place for people to gather, relax and have a good time.”
Don’t Miss this Presentation - A Taste of What’s to Come! 

Robert “Bob” Zlotnik, Managing Director of BZMZ Interests, has over 30 years of diversified business experience, primarily with service-related entrepreneurial businesses. BZMZ Interests has investments in the automobile and hotel industries and sports - one being Sugar Land Skeeters.
Previously Bob was the Co-founder and President and CEO of StarTex Power. StarTex Power was sold in 2011 to Constellation Energy. StarTex was a J.D. Power and Associates award winner, and was named by Inc. Magazine in 2009 as the #1 fastest growing privately-owned energy company in the U.S and one of the 40 best places to work in the U.S.
Hear the latest of our home team - Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs. 

Glenn Fair is a retired mechanical engineer who worked for more than 40 years in the process industries.  Having grown up by a New York Central line just outside Montreal, his passion in trains ignited a lifelong interest.  
He’s had the pleasure of visiting a variety of heritage railroads and museums.  Watching Kansas City Southern rebuild the ex Southern Pacific line from Rosenberg to Victoria during early 2009 rekindled his interest.
He is a volunteer docent at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum since his retirement in mid 2013.
Celebrating over 160 years of Railroading in Fort Bend County - See you Tuesday!


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