Classification Committee – The Club President, Past Presidents and Membership Committee Chairman assign the new member classifications. Assists the Membership committee to review membership applications and explain membership requirements to prospective members. We are a “protected” classification Rotary Club.
Administration Committee – Works directly with the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston Board Secretary and Treasurer to assist in all administrative functions of the club. Oversees cash, check and credit card functions at club events and making the member and guest check-in process a quick and positive experience. The committee gives new guest information to the Membership Chair to appraise those individuals qualified to be sponsored in our club.
Entertainment and Social Committee – Coordinates events that promote friendship, fellowship and fun. These gatherings include Wine Tasting parties, Holiday Family affairs, Fine Arts and Group Sporting events – organizes the annual Downtown Rotary Club of Houston Shooting Clays, Houston Polo Club and Formula One Auto Racing Events and other business networking and family activities. These occasions are designed to provide a casual and upscale fun environment for networking with fellow Downtown Rotarian business and professional leaders on a more personalized level.
Finance, Foundations and Grants Committee – Responsible for a broad range of issues from the club’s investment policy and accounting system, to the annual budget. Also identifies International and District scholarship and grant initiatives which align with the mission of the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston.
Membership Committee – Carries four (4) major assignments: increase club membership, retain existing members, perform the duty to announces Club Officers and Directors elections, and collects club board and officer nominations. The committee determines member eligibility and sets elections and runoffs to elect candidates for open offices and board positions annually. This requires a deep belief in everything the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston stands for and sensitivity to people’s needs, problems and schedules in today’s fast paced social and business world. The committee assesses new membership initiatives offered by District 5890 and Rotary International and helps the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston apply those learned principles to increase membership. The committee plans and implements all aspects of Rotary 101 and New Member Orientation, including education of new members about our Downtown Rotary Club of Houston and Rotary International. Committee members schedule each new member to participate in orientation and is responsible for assimilating new members, with their sponsors, into the activities of the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston and encouraging them to fulfill the duties of a new member to become active and involved Rotarians.
Program Committee – Responsible for arranging each month’s program of speakers, including Rotary International videos designed to inform members of the International efforts of Rotary. The committee supports the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston President in selecting the Chair of the Day, Prayer, Pledge and 4-Way Test monthly assignments as well as the future calendar of events.
Public Relations, Marketing, Social Media and Web Development Committee – Responsible for member recognition, increasing awareness of the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston service programs and their importance to our community. Promotes the “good work” of our Downtown Rotary Club of Houston in the Media. Also provides website support to the Web Master and reviews club communication systems for effectiveness.
Strategic Planning Committee – serves as a long-range planning group for the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston. It reviews and updates the Club Vision Statement, and with an eye to the future, suggests to the Board of Directors ideas and plans looking toward a fuller development of the Rotary concept. It also provides leadership and assistance to apply and follow through on Rotary awards applications for our Downtown Rotary Club of Houston, and continuing viability and relevance of our club in the future.