Welcome to the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Rotary "Salute to Veterans" Luncheon


Come and honor our veterans at our fundraising luncheon Nov. 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St. Dress is business. All veterans will be recognized.

Networking time is set at 11 a.m.

Meeting/Program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 4. Members ticket is included with membership, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat. Any RSVPs made within 72 hours of an event may not have a guaranteed seat or meal.

This is a fundraising event. 100% of the net revenue will stay in Houston to directly benefit Houston veterans.

Tables are available to purchase. Please contact David Hale (dhale1901@comcast.net) to purchase:

  • premium location table of 10 is $1,500 (limited availability),
  • standard table of 10 is $1,000,
  • to donate a seat at your table to a veteran, please email the number of seats to dhale1901@comcast.net.

You can also donate any amount to help our efforts with local veteran charity groups. This donation does not include a meal at the luncheon.

This is is an expanded program, please arrive on time. Featured events include:

  • Posting of Colors by Texas A&M Color Guard.
  • Patriotic songs performed by the 60 member choir from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,
  • National Anthem performed by a featured soloist from the Houston Grand Opera,
  • Recognition of WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam veteran guest,

This fundraiser is sponsored by USO Houston and US Naval Academy Alumni Association - Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

All Credit Cards Accepted.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Rotary celebrates the U.S. Constitution Day & Panel


Citizens of the United States have celebrated Independence Day and Presidents' Day since the 1870s, and in 2005, the nation began to celebrate Constitution Day. Also known as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. This historic date was September 17, 1787.

Meet our U. S. Constitution Day Panelists:

Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson - Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University

Craig Jackson is a Professor of Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. He studied at Rice University, The University of Texas School of Law, and the Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. Professor Jackson has taught International Law, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Constitution, and Constitutional Law. He served as a Co-Director the Thurgood Marshall Institute for International and Immigration Law which hosted a constitutional and international law symposium observing the tenth anniversary of the attacks on 9-11. In addition to his home institution, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Professor Jackson has taught at Suffolk University School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center and has been a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University and visiting research fellowships at the Lauterpacht Research Center for International Law, also of Cambridge University, England, and at Rice University. His teaching and scholarship interests have been in the areas of international law and constitutional law, with particular emphasis on the intersection of the two legal systems and the affect each has on the other. Among his activities in this area are a series of articles, op-ed pieces, and testimony before the Texas Legislature addressing the impact of federalism on United States obligations under international law with regard to the prosecution of capital crimes against foreign nationals arrested without consular notification.

He is the author of numerous articles on international law, civil rights, and constitutional law, and has been published in Yale Law and Policy Law Review, the University of Iowa's Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, North Carolina Journal and International Law and Commercial Regulation, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Capital University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law.

Seth J. Chandler

Seth J. Chandler

Seth J. Chandler - Law Foundation Professor, UH Law Center, A.B., Princeton University; J.D., Harvard University

Seth J. Chandler is a Law Foundation Professor of Law at the UH Law Center who specializes in insurance law and the application of mathematics and computer science to law. Professor Chandler won a prestigious university-wide teaching excellence award in 1995, was a first year winner of the Innovator Award from Wolfram Research, received the President's Medal from Loyola University for extraordinary service in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and has been called on twice to testify before Congress on the Affordable Care Act. Professor Chandler has a broad Internet presence; he is the author of over 100 interactive Demonstrations 21 Resource Functions and several Data Repositories on the Wolfram Research website. He founded two blogs, acadeathspiral.org, which addressed the ACA, and catrisk.net, which addressed catastrophic insurance in Texas. Professor Chandler's blog entries have over 400,000 views. He practiced with Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles and Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C. before beginning his academic career in 1990 at the UH Law Center. Professor Chandler teaches contracts, health law, analytic methods and constitutional law. Orcid page: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6747-7140

Josh Blackman

Josh Blackman

Josh Blackman -- South Texas College of Law Houston

Josh is Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.

Josh was selected by Forbes Magazine for the "30 Under 30" in Law and Policy. Josh has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Josh is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet's Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at JoshBlackman.com. Josh leads the cutting edge of legal analytics as Director of Judicial Research at LexPredict. Josh is the author of over two dozen law review articles, and his commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, and other national publications.

Josh clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Josh is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.

Harold DeMoss

Harold R. DeMoss Jr.

Harold R. DeMoss Jr.

Harold R. DeMoss Jr. is a former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Judge DeMoss was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991, The American Bar Association rated DeMoss Unanimously Qualified for the nomination. Hearings on DeMoss' nomination were held before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on September 26, 1991, and his nomination was confirmed by the unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on November 27, 1991, and he received his commission on December 2, 1991. DeMoss assumed senior status on July 1, 2007.

A native of Houston, Texas, DeMoss graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and the University of Texas School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1955. After serving in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957, he joined the Houston law firm Bracewell & Patterson, where he became a partner and remained until his appointment to the bench.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

Charles C. Foster is the chairman of Foster LLP based in Houston. Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America, Chambers USA Senior States people, Who's Who Legal, and Corporate Immigration Thought Leader. His practice focuses on representing multinational companies and foreign investors regarding U.S. immigration law.

Charles received both his J.D. and undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He lectures frequently before legal, academic, and professional organizations in Texas and throughout the United States and has published numerous articles on U.S. immigration law.

He served as senior immigration policy advisor to President George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns and as an immigration policy advisor to Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign. He is the Honorary Consul-General for the Kingdom of Thailand.

Come join us and welcome our outstanding panelists and other Downtown Houston VIP's for our luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dress is business.

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U. S. Constitution Day

U. S. Constitution Day

Downtown Rotary Club Of Houston Salute To Houston Heroes Inaugural Gala

Downtown Rotary Club Of Houston Salute To Houston Heroes Inaugural Gala

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 6:15 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB OF HOUSTON
SALUTE TO HOUSTON HEROES INAUGURAL GALA, HONORING DR. CAROLYN FARB


DATE: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
TIME: VIP Reception 6:15 p.m., Cocktails/Dinner 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: The Ballroom at Bayou Place
ADDRESS: 500 Texas Street, Houston TX 77002

Our Gala and Silent Auction will include live music by the Richard Brown Orchestra. Valet parking is included.

Proceeds support the local, national and global projects of the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

For Individual Tickets

  • Couple - $300
  • Single - $150

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For Sponsorships and Tables

Please contact:
Lynn Birdwell at lynn@bhprod.com or Susan DeBakey at susan@jloggins.com

Sponsorships available include:

$10,000 - Guardian Angel - Presenting Sponsor (Available)

  • Exclusive opportunity for one company only
  • Front row center location with upgraded table setting
  • Upgraded wine offering and open bar with dinner
  • Corporate message/logo displayed on Downtown Rotary Club of Houston's website home page through December 2019
  • Company name/logo printed in event collateral, such as on invites
  • Premier table for 8-10 guests with company signage on table
  • Recognition from Master of Ceremonies
  • Branded social media post on Club's social media outlets
  • Special recognition provided at your request
  • Marketing table provided for promotion and sale of your products
  • Individual electronic display of corporate message and logo during the event and at two upcoming Rotary luncheons
  • Commemorative photo of you and your guests
  • Eight tickets to VIP reception
  • Two tickets to two upcoming Rotary Luncheons
  • Inside Cover of Program

$5,000 - Patron Saint (5 available)

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website and on event collateral
  • Marketing table provided for promotion and sale of your products
  • Table for 8 guests with company signage on table
  • Recognition from Master of Ceremonies during event
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors prior to, during and following ceremonies
  • Commemorative photo of you and your guests
  • Two tickets to one upcoming Rotary Luncheon
  • Eight tickets to VIP reception
  • Full page recognition in program

$3,500 - Benefactor / Benefactress (5 available)

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website and on event collateral
  • Marketing table provided for promotion and sale of your products
  • Half table for 4 guests with company signage on table
  • Recognition from Master of Ceremonies during event
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors prior to, during and following ceremonies
  • Four tickets to VIP reception
  • Two tickets to one upcoming Rotary Luncheon
  • Full page recognition in program

$2,500 - Angel - VIP Reception Sponsor (Sold)

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website and on event collateral
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors prior to, during and following ceremonies
  • Opportunity to provide/print specialty labeled napkins, coasters or drinkware
  • Half table for 4 guests with company signage on table
  • Printed signage for private reception
  • Four tickets to VIP reception
  • Full page recognition in program

$2,500 - Angel - Decoration Sponsor (Sold)

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website and on event collateral
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors prior to, during and following ceremonies
  • Half table for 4 guests with company signage on table
  • Four tickets to VIP reception
  • Special recognition on all tables and on bars where drinks are served
  • Full page recognition in program

$2,000 - Philanthropist Printing Sponsor (5 avail)

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors
  • Recognition with printed signage at the valet stand
  • Recognition on the website
  • Two gala event tickets
  • Two tickets to VIP reception
  • Half page recognition in program

$1,500 - Humanitarian

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website and on event collateral
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors prior to, during and following ceremonies
  • Special recognition
  • Two gala event tickets
  • Half page recognition in program

$1,000 - Advocate - Promotional Gift Sponsor

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional gift of your choice to event guests
  • Two gala event tickets
  • Half page recognition in program

$500 - Friend

  • Company name/logo displayed on sponsorship page of Downtown Rotary Club of Houston website
  • Shared electronic display of corporate logo with other Sponsors
  • Opportunity to distribute a promotional gift of your choice to event guests
  • Two gala event tickets
  • Shared paged recognition in program

Proceeds support:
The community, national and global projects of the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

To sponsor a table: Please contact Lynn Birdwell at lynn@bhprod.com.

To support the silent auction: Please contact David Hale at dhale1901@comcast.net

Questions about The Downtown Rotary Club of Houston "Salute to Houston Heroes Gala Honoring Dr. Carolyn Farb": Contact Lynn Birdwell at lynn@bhprod.com or Susan DeBakey at susan@jloggins.com

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY WELCOMES John Hennessey, Founder & CEO of Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), Tuner School & Lonestar Motorsports Park


Due to a scheduling conflict, Ric Campo will be speaking at a later date. Our featured guest will be John Hennessey of Hennessey Performance. Hear his Texas story and about the creation of the 301mph Hennessey Venom F5 -- the FASTEST Car In The World 2018!

We will also be honored to hear from Brian Troy, Executive Relations Manager of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program of Houston, one of our chosen original committees by our Downtown Rotary Founders.

John Hennessey

John Hennessey is Founder & CEO of Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), Tuner School & Lonestar Motorsports Park.

John was born with a passion for speed and fast, fun cars. John's early racing successes, driving a modified Mitsubishi 3000GT at venues such as the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the Silver State Classic and the Bonneville Salt Flats (where he set a world record in his class), stoked the competitive fires and convinced him that this passion for racing could be turned into a successful business venture.

Today, Hennessey is one of the largest independent automotive tuners in the world and has built more than 10,000 specialty vehicles including mid-engine super cars, six-wheeled super trucks, modern muscle cars with 1,000+ hp and everything in between right here in Texas.

Hennessey sells vehicles around the world, including the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle-East. His vision to be the top automotive tuner and builder in the U.S. has become a reality for Hennessey and he is viewed as an American icon of speed and the open road. His clients are a veritable who's who and include Jay Leno, Steven Tyler, Tony Hawk, Tim Duncan as well as many Texas legends and men and women around the world.

Last year John unveiled THE EXORCIST, the fastest Muscle Car in the world by attaining a top speed of 217 mph at the Continental Tire Proving Grounds in Uvalde, Texas. Hennessey and Pennzoil also unveiled the Venom F5's engine which produces 1600+ horsepower from a 7.6L twin turbo Hennessey V8 engine. The unveiling took place at The Quail - A Motorsports Gathering.

John has the record for the fastest production cars in the world.

John lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Hope and their five children.

Brian Troy

Brian Troy is the Prison Entrepreneurship Program Executive Relations Manager in Houston. He is responsible for coordinating monthly events at the Cleveland Prison Unit and recruiting prospective volunteers and supporters through meetings and public speaking engagements. Brian is also an Entrepreneurship Instructor at the Cleveland Unit. Furthermore, Brian has worked as a Transitional Coordinator for PEP and is a Class XIX graduate of the program.

Brian has extensive sales experience in the financial services and logistics industry and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography with a Speech Communications minor from Texas Tech University. Brian also held positions in construction and retail management and served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

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John Hennessey, Founder & CEO of Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), Tuner School & Lonestar Motorsports Park

John Hennessey, Founder & CEO of Hennessey Special Vehicles, Hennessey Performance (HPE), Tuner School & Lonestar Motorsports Park

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Moon Landing

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Historic Moon Landing

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Downtown Rotary Celebrates NASA's 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, with NASA Director Mark Geyer and Special Guest Astronauts


Place: Ballroom at Bayou Place
Address: 500 Texas Street Houston, TX 77204

Neil Armstrong Stands Next to the American Flag on the Moon 50 Years Ago

Neil Armstrong Stands Next to the American Flag on the Moon 50 Years Ago

In recognition of NASA's 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston will host Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Mark S. Geyer, astronaut Randolph "Komrade" Bresnik, and Apollo Astronaut, and fellow Downtown Rotary Club of Houston member, Walter Cunningham will also be honored.

We will also be joined by a special guest who was in mission control 50 years ago during the moon landing.

Geyer is the 12th director of NASA's JSC, a position he assumed in May 2018. Geyer leads a workforce of approximately 10,000 civil servant and contractor employees at one of NASA's largest installations in Houston and the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bresnik was selected as an astronaut in 2004 and recently served as the Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 53 and flight engineer for Expedition 52. He has logged more than 6,000 hours in 83 types of aircraft.

Members admission and lunch included in annual dues. Non-members of Downtown Rotary and guests must pay a $50.00 fee with RSVP. PayPal and all credit cards accepted.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY UNAPOLOGETICALLY AMERICAN DAY LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER, TED CRUZ, TEXAS U.S. SENATOR


Join us for our monthly Downtown Rotary Club of Houston luncheon July 2, with special guest speaker Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. We will be entertained by Houston's own Champion Sisters, sponsored by Smart Financial, a corporate member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston.

RSVP or buy tickets at https://rotarycruz2019.eventbrite.com. Downtown Rotary Club of Houston members are entitled to one (1) free ticket per paid member. Visitors and guests must purchase a ticket at $50. All credit cards and PayPal accepted. Valet parking included.

ABOUT SENATOR TED CRUZ

Throughout his life, Ted Cruz has proven to be a passionate and effective fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution.

Ted’s calling to public service has been inspired by his firsthand observation of the pursuit of freedom and opportunity in America. Ted’s mother, Eleanor, was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family. She became the first in her family to go to college, graduated from Rice University with a degree in mathematics, and became a pioneering computer programmer in the 1950s.

After being tortured and imprisoned in Cuba, Ted’s father, Rafael, fled to the United States to attend the University of Texas at Austin in 1957. He then started a small business in the oil and gas industry. Today, Ted’s father is a pastor in Dallas.

Growing up, his father would often say to him: "When we faced oppression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?"

Ted has been a tireless fighter for liberty because his family knows what it is like to lose it.

As Solicitor General for the State of Texas and in private practice, Ted authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also won an unprecedented series of landmark national victories that include his defense of U.S. sovereignty against the UN and the World Court in Medellin v. Texas, our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol, and the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

In the U.S. Senate, Ted has led the fight to repeal Obamacare, to secure the border, and to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He has also led the fight to defend life, marriage, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and our entire Bill of Rights. And most importantly, he’s kept his promise to speak the truth and do what he said he’d do.

Ted has proven to be the exact type of courageous conservative we need in the U.S. Senate to restore economic growth, defend our Constitution, and protect the values we all hold dear.

Ted, his wife Heidi, their two daughters Caroline and Catherine, and his entire family have been blessed to live the American Dream — the idea that anyone, through hard work and determination, can achieve anything. And he is committed to ensuring every family has that same opportunity.

CHAMPION SISTERS

The Champion Sisters have a very special synergy about them. Brenda, Sandra, and Molly make up this trio of real-life sisters, but beyond being blood-related, these ladies share a common bond that runs very deep: their passion for music. With Brenda and Sandra being identical twins and Molly a year younger, the Champion Sisters feel more like triplets. "We are best friends. We share many interests, but the most important one is music."

In 2000 the sisters joined up with Paul English (renowned Texas pianist and composer) and started singing Big Band/Jazz. In 2005 they released an album titled In the Mood featuring big band, adult contemporary and jazz. In 2007 they released Christmas with the Champion Sisters, which included a compilation of their favorite holiday songs. Notable projects with other artist include: The Star of Hope for the Holidays compilation CD in 2009, Hits from the Hill, a 2011 Sugar Hill Compilation CD where they recorded Barbara Lynn’s 1962 #1 Hit "You’ll Lose a Good Thing" and also recorded with Johnny Bush on "Why Baby Why." Their latest CD Unfit to Be Tied released in 2012 is a pure country album, blending a little bit old style country with a more current sound. The release mixes deep southern vocal sounds with soft harmonies. In the most recent years, the sisters have worked with Archie Bell, Johnny Bush, and Mickey Gilley on various projects.

Notable events, the Champion Sisters have performed for President George H. W. Bush, Sr. "41" during a ceremony in Houston honoring him with the American Spirit Award from the National World War II Museum of New Orleans (2007), The Houston Grand Opera Ball, the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute. They also had numerous appearances on Great Day Houston as well as performed for the Houston Texans, Astros, Comets, Aeros, Susan G. Komen, and the M.D. Anderson Boot Walk.

Ted Cruz, Texas US Senator - Speaker

Ted Cruz, Texas US Senator - Speaker

DG Gary Gillen

DG Gary Gillen

Thursday, June 13, 2019

District Governor’s Installation Dinner - DG Gary Gillen


Saturday, June 1, 2019 — Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Rotary International Convention - Hamburg, Germany


For registration and hotel information please use the Rotary International Convention web site.

Rotary International Convention

Rotary International Convention

Downtown Rotary Preakness Stakes Horse Racing Party and Brunch

Downtown Rotary Preakness Stakes Horse Racing Party and Brunch

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Downtown Rotary Preakness Stakes Horse Racing Party and Brunch


Jockey Club Sam Houston Race Park Opens 12 noon to end of Race day 7575 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W. Houston, Texas

Tickets will be at “Will Call” by name - Valet Parking Provided.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 — Sunday, May 5, 2019

Rotary District 5890 Conference 2019 - Pirates MASQUERADE BALL


The Downtown Rotary Club of Houston is pleased to announce registration is open for our 2019 Rotary District Conference in Corpus Christi. We will be staying at the Omni on the beach in beautiful Corpus Christi, Texas. The is a family-friendly event with events happening at the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington in addition to the use of the beachfront Omni.

Thursday evening, our welcome dinner with be at The Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. It is dedicated to promoting environmental conservation and rehabilitation of the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico. This will be great fun for adults and kids with a moonlight dolphin show just for Rotary.

Friday night’s dinner will be aboard the USS Lexington, nicknamed “The Blue Ghost.” The Lexington is an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during World War II for the United States Navy. Originally intended to be named Cabot, word arrived during construction that USS Lexington had been lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Saturday night will be Pearls Princess & Pirate Masquerade Ball held on-site at the Omni.

All events for Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night are included in your registration fee.

Extra ticketed events which you have the option to purchase include:

  • Golf Tournament at North Shore Country Club (Thursday)
  • Head Boat Fishing (Thursday)
  • Tennis Tournament (Thursday)
  • Children’s activities
  • Vendor options

You can register here:

Register Now

Sonya Heath
2019 Rotary District 5890 Conference Chair
sheath@heathesq.com
Mobile: (281) 507-2424

NOTE: All Downtown Rotary Club of Houston Members Attending will attend the “Electors” meeting to select the 2023 Rotary District Governor.

Pirates MASQUERADE BALL

Pirates MASQUERADE BALL

Dan Crenshaw, Texas 2nd District Congressman and Retired Navy Seal Lt. Commander

Dan Crenshaw, Texas 2nd District Congressman and Retired Navy Seal Lt. Commander

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY GUEST SPEAKER DAN CRENSHAW, CONGRESSMAN, TEXAS DISTRICT 2, AND RETIRED NAVY SEAL LIEUTENANT COMMANDER


Dan Crenshaw has been featured on the National News Networks and published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and numerous other newspapers and magazines. His Veterans Day appearance on Saturday Night Live was very memorable honoring our veterans. Watch the news story about his appearance here:

https://youtu.be/sYPe35tbb9s

Dan is from Houston, a proud 6th generation Texan, and a Tufts University graduate. During his SEAL training, he met his wife, Tara. After graduating from SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments.

On Dan’s third deployment, he lost his right eye. He awoke from a medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed. His left eye was still present but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind, and doctors believed he would never see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith, and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he regained sight in his left eye, a “miracle” according to the surgeons. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy two more times.

Please RSVP by Sunday, April 14, 2019 at crenshawrotary.eventbrite.com. Downtown Rotary members are free. Guests are $50.

All credit cards and PayPal accepted.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Rotary Club District Leadership Training


Houston Community College Campus (5601 West Loop South)

Club Leadership Training

Club Leadership Training

Tim Miller is Founder and Director of Texas EquuSearch

Tim Miller is Founder and Director of Texas EquuSearch

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY HONORS TEXAS EQUUSEARCH WITH SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER TIM MILLER, TEXAS EQUUSEARCH FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR


Tim Miller started Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team in August 2000 with the purpose to provide Volunteer Horse Mounted Search and Recovery for Lost and Missing persons. The team’s existence and purpose are dedicated to the memory of Laura Miller, the daughter of founding director, Tim Miller. Laura was abducted and murdered in north Galveston County in 1984. The team is composed of volunteers of various experiences, with many being experienced horse owners.

Please RSVP at https://texasequusearch.eventbrite.com. Downtown Rotary members are free. Guests are $50.

All Credit Cards and PayPal Accepted.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — Sunday, March 3, 2019

Rotary President-Elect Training Seminars Lone Star P.E.T.S.


DF/W Airport Hilton

Lone Star PETS

Lone Star PETS

Rotary Club Large Club Conference

Rotary Club Large Club Conference

Sunday, February 10, 2019 — Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Rotary Club Large Club Conference


Saturday, February 9, 2019, 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY & DISTRICT 5890 GALA FOR PEACE/ALL CLUB MEETING


Individual seating is available for $80.00.
Exhibition booths open at 4:00 PM. Reception starts at 6:15 PM. Gala for Peace All Club Dinner at 7:00 PM. There are more details in the flyer.

The featured speaker is Jennifer Jones, Rotary International (RI) Vice President, 2017-2018. Jennifer is one of RI’s most prolific and celebrated speakers having presented as keynote and trainer at hundreds of conferences all over the globe.

Attire: In celebration of peace, goodwill, and diversity, dress depicting your cultural background is encouraged (saris, kilts, sarongs, etc.). You can’t go wrong. Black tie optional.

There is a discount if you register for both the Conference and the Gala, please review all registration options. Preferred seating is available for those who purchase a table.

REGISTER HERE!
https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=e455e60a-3e92-453c-8bff-c80e9650969f

For room registration: Regular rooms are $103.00. Call 713-795-8407 to make a reservation. Check internet for the best price.
https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/houston/houcp/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CP-_-US-_-HOUCP

All Credit Cards and PayPal Accepted.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY & DISTRICT 5890 CONFERENCE FOR PEACE


The Conference for Peace hosts an array of phenomenal guest speakers, including VP of Rotary International Jennifer Jones, Reformed Mob Boss Frank Franzese, FBI Special Agent Nicole Sinegar, Kennan Institute Fellow and celebrated author William Hill, Rev. Jerry Kramer and Rotary Presidential Co-Advisor to Russia Mikael Ahlberg.

Find out more here.

There is a discount if you register for both the Conference and the Gala, please review all registration options.

REGISTER HERE!
https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=e455e60a-3e92-453c-8bff-c80e9650969f

For room registration: Regular rooms are $103.00. Call 713-795-8407 to make a reservation. Check internet for the best price.
https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/houston/houcp/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CP-_-US-_-HOUCP

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

DOWNTOWN ROTARY HONORS THE HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO WITH JOEL COWLEY, RODEO HOUSTON PRESIDENT AND CEO, AND MISS RODEO TEXAS SAMANTHA CAYTON


Shine up your boots and dust off your cowboy hats in honor of guest speaker and President/Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Joel Cowley. From its humble beginnings in 1931, Rodeo Houston (HLSR) is now the biggest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world. Mr. Cowley oversees more than 34,000 volunteers and 120 full-time staff for the 23-day event that hosts more than 2.3 million visitors a year – almost none of whom will ever get to meet the president/CEO in person.

He began working at the Show in 2005 as the Executive Director of Agricultural Exhibits and Competitions and was promoted to president and CEO in 2013. His prior experience includes working in the food service and international divisions at Certified Angus Beef LLC, serving as an extension beef cattle specialist at Michigan State University, and coaching the senior livestock judging team at Texas A&M University.

Miss Rodeo Texas Samantha Cayton will be our special guest.
Samantha Cayton

Also joining the luncheon is the talented Samantha Cayton, who was crowned Miss Rodeo Texas last year in San Antonio. Ms. Clayton will be going on to compete at the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas and is an exuberant goodwill ambassador for the official sport of Texas rodeo.

Samantha is a 21-year-old native of Lufkin, TX and represented as Miss Cowboy Capital Pro Rodeo during the pageant. She won photogenic, appearance and the prestigious category of horsemanship. In addition to earning an incredible prize package, Samantha will receive a scholarship sponsored by the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo and Miss Rodeo Texas Association, Inc.

Please RSVP at https://rotaryrodeo2019.eventbrite.com. Downtown Rotary members are free. Guests are $50.

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Joel Cowley is President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Joel Cowley is President and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Rotary Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration With Rev. Dr. Bill Lawson and Choir

Rotary Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration With Rev. Dr. Bill Lawson and Choir

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Rotary Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration With Rev. Dr. Bill Lawson and Houston singer Christinia Wells, 'America's Got Talent' finalist


Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Avenue. Members and Guests Only — Doors Open 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Bill Lawson

America's Got Talent' finalist, Christinia Wells, will be performing.
Christinia Wells
Christinia Wells

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Rotary Houston Downtown Christmas & Holiday Party


Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Avenue (Valet Parking).

Benefitting Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Program.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

$50 for all guests

This will be a fun event for all ages with a special visitor from the North Pole and the entire award-winning Parker Elementary School Chorus!

Make sure you pre-register to not miss this fun event with all your Downtown Rotary friends.

So, get on Santa’s “nice” list and be there for our celebration of Christmas, the Holidays and the Downtown Rotary celebration of friendship!

DON’T FORGET! We are collecting toys to benefit The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Christmas Assistance Program.

Please bring your new and unwrapped gift to the party. Toys are needed to serve children age’s infants to 12 years old.

Come and enjoy our Christmas and Holiday Party luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dress is business or festive!

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

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Christmas & Holiday Party

Christmas & Holiday Party

Downtown Rotary Wine Tasting Party

Downtown Rotary Wine Tasting Party

Monday, November 26, 2018, 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Downtown Rotary Wine Tasting Party (Fund Raiser)


Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans: Monday Night Football - Fund Raiser.

Event will be held at:
McCormick and Schmicks restauraunt 1201 Fannin Street Downtown — Big Screens (food and beverages served with wine tasting).

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Downtown Rotary Houston Polo Club Family Day

Downtown Rotary Houston Polo Club Family Day

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Downtown Rotary Houston Polo Club Family Day


See Live Polo under the Rotary tent with tables, cash open bar and food. Family Friendly Divot Stomping at the Houston Polo Club. Downtown Rotary Houston Social Chairman, Casey Hinson.

Tickets are $25.00 (buy one get one free).

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Rotary "Salute to Veterans Day" Luncheon With the U. S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and the West Point Society


Come and honor our veterans at our fundraising luncheon Nov. 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St. Dress is business. All veterans will be recognized.

Networking time is set at 11 a.m.

Meeting/Program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP by Sunday, Nov. 4. Members ticket is included with membership, but you must RSVP to reserve your seat. Any RSVPs made within 72 hours of an event may not have a guaranteed seat or meal.

This is a fundraising event. 100% of the net revenue will stay in Houston to directly benefit Houston veterans.

Tables are available to purchase. Please contact David Hale (dhale1901@comcast.net) to purchase:

  • premium location table of 10 is $1,500 (limited availability),
  • standard table of 10 is $1,000,
  • to donate a seat at your table to a veteran, please email the number of seats to dhale1901@comcast.net.

You can also donate any amount to help our efforts with local veteran charity groups. This donation does not include a meal at the luncheon.

This is is an expanded program, please arrive on time. Featured events include:

  • Posting of Colors by Texas A&M Color Guard.
  • Patriotic songs performed by the 60 member choir from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts,
  • National Anthem performed by a featured soloist from the Houston Grand Opera,
  • Recognition of WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam veteran guest,
  • An informative program presented by LTG Steven Hummer (Ret.), current Director of Combined Arms.

This fundraiser is sponsored by USO Houston and US Naval Academy Alumni Association - Texas Gulf Coast Chapter.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER

Our guest speaker is Lt. General Steven A. Hummer. U. S. Marines (RET) who has served since June 2013 as Deputy to the Commander for Military Operations for United States Africa Command.

Hummer previously served as Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve and Marine Forces Northern Command. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1970 and an honorable discharge as a sergeant in 1973, he was commissioned following graduation from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1977. Hummer was born in Pennsylvania in 1952, the son of a Marine and Navy chaplain.

He has served as a Rifle Platoon Commander to Lieutenant General. Among his many global assignments, he has served as Department Head, Naval Expeditionary Warfare Training, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific; Chief of Staff, Joint Special Operations Command, Commanding General, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Pacific; Chief of Staff, US Special Operations Command; Assistant Deputy Commandant, Headquarters Marine Corps; and Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command.

Hummer's military education includes Officers Infantry Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and School of Advanced Warfighting within the Marine Corps University; and the Air War College. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Psycho-Biology from Albright College and a master's degree in international security studies from the Air War College.

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

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Lt. General Steven A. Hummer

Lt. General Steven A. Hummer

Rotary Foundation Donor Recognition Dinner

Rotary Foundation Donor Recognition Dinner

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 6:00 pm — 8:30 pm

Rotary Foundation Donor Recognition Dinner


Invitation Only

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:00 am — 12:30 pm

Rotary District Foundation Seminar


Invitation Only

Rotary District Foundation Seminar

Rotary District Foundation Seminar

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Final

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix Final

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix


For a list of what to bring, please click here.

(Rotary Executive Party Bus direct to the Track and Tickets included)

9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd Austin, TX 78617

Please click on “Pay Now” below for details before paying. Select Pay Now to BUY your tickets after reviewing details. Downtown Rotary Houston Social Chairman, Casey Hinson.

VIP Executive Buses leave venue 7:00 a.m. w/ breakfast on board.

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Tickets are $425.00 per person.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rotary celebrates the U.S. Constitution Day & Panel


Citizens of the United States have celebrated Independence Day and Presidents' Day since the 1870s, and in 2005, the nation began to celebrate Constitution Day. Also known as Citizenship Day, Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution. This historic date was September 17, 1787.

Meet our U. S. Constitution Day Panelists:

Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton is the 51st attorney general of Texas. He was elected on November 4, 2014 and sworn into office on January 5, 2015.

As the state's top law enforcement officer, Attorney General Paxton leads more than 4,000 employees in 38 divisions and 117 offices around Texas. His first major initiative as attorney general was the formation of a special unit dedicated to combating human trafficking in Texas. During its first year of existence, the Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime (HTTOC) section helped arrest the chief executive officer of Backpage.com, the largest online sex-trafficking marketplace in the United States.

Attorney General Paxton is focused on protecting Texans and upholding Texas laws and the Constitution. He graduated from Baylor University, where he served as student body president, earning a B.A. in psychology and an M.B.A. After receiving a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, he worked as an attorney at Strasburger & Price, LLP, in-house counsel for J.C. Penney Company, and headed up his own law firm for 14 years in McKinney.

Josh Blackman

Josh Blackman

Josh Blackman — South Texas College of Law Houston

Josh is Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law Houston who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of the critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.

Josh was selected by Forbes Magazine for the "30 Under 30" in Law and Policy. Josh has testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutionality of executive action on immigration. He is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Josh is the founder and President of the Harlan Institute, the founder of FantasySCOTUS, the Internet's Premier Supreme Court Fantasy League, and blogs at JoshBlackman.com. Josh leads the cutting edge of legal analytics as Director of Judicial Research at LexPredict. Josh is the author of over two dozen law review articles, and his commentary has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, L.A. Times, and other national publications.

Josh clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and for the Honorable Kim R. Gibson on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Josh is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law.

Harry Reasoner

Harry Reasoner

Harry Reasoner

"'Magnificent lawyer' Harry Reasoner is widely seen as one of the most talented trial lawyers of his generation. He puts his formidable advocacy skills to play in both civil litigation and arbitrations, and has extensive experience handling proceedings related to antitrust, securities, insurance and tort." (Chambers USA, 2017). Harry practices primarily in complex civil litigation.

Harry has served as lead trial counsel in litigation and arbitration involving antitrust, securities, insurance, contract, and tort claims in the billions of dollars. He has also handled the appeals of multimillion dollar verdicts in matters not originally tried by the firm, including antitrust, insurance, oil and gas, RICO, securities law, utility regulation, and UCC issues. In recent years, he has represented major oil companies, investment bankers, chemical companies, pipeline companies, television networks, and computer companies. Harry is Chair of V&E’s Pro Bono efforts and was the firm’s Managing Partner from 1992-2001. A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Harry currently is Chair of the Texas Access to Justice Commission, Supreme Court of Texas.

Harold DeMoss

Harold R. DeMoss Jr.

Harold R. DeMoss Jr.

Harold R. DeMoss Jr. is a former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Judge DeMoss was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991, The American Bar Association rated DeMoss Unanimously Qualified for the nomination. Hearings on DeMoss' nomination were held before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on September 26, 1991, and his nomination was confirmed by the unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on November 27, 1991, and he received his commission on December 2, 1991. DeMoss assumed senior status on July 1, 2007.

A native of Houston, Texas, DeMoss graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and the University of Texas School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1955. After serving in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957, he joined the Houston law firm Bracewell & Patterson, where he became a partner and remained until his appointment to the bench.

Come join us and welcome our outstanding panelists and other Downtown Houston VIP's for our luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dress is business.

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Other U. S. Constitution Day links:

U. S. Constitution Day

U. S. Constitution Day

NASA DIRECTOR AND ASTRONAUTS AT DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB

NASA DIRECTOR AND ASTRONAUTS AT DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

NASA DIRECTOR AND ASTRONAUTS AT DOWNTOWN ROTARY CLUB


Johnson Space Center Director Mark S. Geyer & Astronaut Randolph "Komrade" Bresnik
With Special Guest: Walt Cunningham, Apollo Astronaut.

Mark Geyer

Mark Geyer

Col. Randolph Bresnik

Randolph Bresnik

Walter Cunningham

Walter Cunningham

In recognition of NASA’s 60th anniversary of its establishment as a US government agency, the new Downtown Rotary Club of Houston will host Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Mark S. Geyer and astronaut Randolph “Komrade” Bresnik. A special guest will be Apollo Astronaut Walter Cunningham. The luncheon is Tuesday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St.

Geyer is the 12thdirector of NASA’s JSC, a position he assumed just this past May. Geyer leads a workforce of approximately 10,000 civil servant and contractor employees at one of NASA’s largest installations in Houston and the White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bresnik was selected as an astronaut in 2004 and recently served as the Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 53 and flight engineer for Expedition 52. He has logged more than 6,000 hours in 83 types of aircraft.

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

Guest luncheon $50.00 with RSVP. Guest payment must be made in advance and is accepted through PayPal with button below. All Credit Cards Accepted. Members luncheon is included in annual dues.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

HON. KEVIN BRADY CHAIRMAN, U. S. HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE


US Representative for Texas 8th Congressional District. Kevin is a pro-family, pro-small business conservative representing the 8th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Kevin is Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee — considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare. A champion of free enterprise and American-made energy, Kevin’s focus is creating jobs, reducing Washington spending and sunsetting obsolete federal agencies.Kevin previously served as chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, he focused on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation's health care industry and look for ways to increase the quality of health care, while keeping costs low. Prior to his election to Congress, Kevin worked as a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives where he was named one of the Ten Best Legislators for Families & Children. In 1994 he was named one of Five Outstanding Young Texans.

In order to stay close to the people he represents, Kevin never moved to Washington. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife Cathy and his two sons Will (18) and Sean (15) – and has logged nearly two million miles commuting to Congress each week.

Kevin is an original Hometown Hero of The Woodlands, a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of South Dakota. He and his family attend Saints Simons and Jude Catholic Church.

Come join us and welcome Chairman Brady and other Downtown Houston VIP’s for our luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dress is business.

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

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Chairman, Kevin Brady

Chairman, Kevin Brady

Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner

Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner

Thursday, July 26, 2018

HON. SYLVESTER TURNER, MAYOR, THE CITY OF HOUSTON


We are honored to have Mayor Turner as our inaugural Charter Club speaker. Elected in December 2015, Sylvester Turner is serving his first four-year term as Houston’s 62nd mayor. Since taking office, Mayor Turner eliminated a $160 million budget shortfall in record time; led the city’s remarkable rebound from Hurricane Harvey; championed historic pension reform; cheered on the 2017 World Series-winning Houston Astros; hosted a successful Super Bowl LI; expanded municipal investments in renewable energy and led the winning bid to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2020 and HOUSTON has been selected as the 2022 Rotary International convention city!

As the head of the energy capital of the world and the most diverse city in the nation, Mayor Turner has brought a performance-driven approach to the job, creating more responsive, streamlined and efficient delivery of city services while shoring up Houston’s financial future. Thanks to his leadership, the Texas Legislature and local voters approved the pension reform package that reduces the city’s liability by billions of dollars and provided a “fix” that had eluded the city for 17 years.

Come join us and welcome Mayor Turner and other Downtown Houston VIP’s for our luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dress is business.

Please RSVP to RSVP@downtownrotaryhouston.org. Guests are $50.00.

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