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Salute to Veterans with United States Air Force 4-Star General Lori Robinson (RET) – November 3, 2021

Join us for our annual Salute to Veterans fundraising luncheon. We are honored to be hosting General Lori Robinson (ret) as our speaker.

Come and honor our veterans at our annual fundraising luncheon Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas St. As always, all veterans will be recognized during the event.

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

This year’s premiere beneficiary is USO Houston.


Please RSVP by Monday, November 1, 2021.

Downtown Rotary Club of Houston members are entitled to one (1) free ticket per paid member. Corporate members are entitled to five (5) tickets. Visitors and guests must purchase a ticket at $75.

Any RSVPs made within 72 hours of an event may not have a guaranteed seat or meal.

All credit cards and PayPal accepted. Valet parking included. Dress is business attire.

*** If you are ordering more than one (1) ticket, please ENTER EACH ATTENDEE’S NAME for faster event check in the day of the event. ***


Tables are available for sponsorship. Please contact Lorén Westerfield at or +1 (832) 316-5772 to learn what each level provides (e.g.: program advertisement, recognition, event coverage, etc.)

  • $5,000 Presenting Sponsor
  • $2,500 Premier Table
  • $1,500 Featured Table
  • $1,000 Standard Table

Each table seats 8. You will need to provide the names of your table guests or the number of seats you would like to designate for our veteran guests to Lorén Westerfield.

Donate a Seat to a Veteran

You may donate a seat for a guest veteran for $75. We will invite veterans from WW II, Korea, Vietnam, and Gulf War Era.

Please be generous so that we may honor as many veterans as possible.


Lori Robinson, (born January 27, 1959, Big Spring, Texas, U.S.), U.S. Air Force (USAF) general who served (2016–18) as commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM), becoming the highest-ranking woman in United States military history.

Robinson joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program while at the University of New Hampshire, and in 1981 she graduated with a degree in English and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.

By 1986 Robinson, now a captain, was serving as the first female instructor at the USAF Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

She was promoted to major in 1994 and held a series of increasingly senior commands over the subsequent decade.

In 2006–07 she served as USAF liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, and she was promoted to brigadier general in 2008.

Robinson rose through the general ranks relatively quickly, and she pinned on her fourth star when she took command of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) in October 2014.

On May 13, 2016, Robinson became the highest-ranking woman in United States military history when she assumed command of NORAD and NORTHCOM.

While she was just the second woman in USAF history to hold the rank of general, she was the first air battle manager to do so

Robinson stepped down as commander of NORAD and NORTHCOM in May 2018. Shortly thereafter she retired from active service.

Read the full bio on our featured speaker at


The Downtown Rotary Club of Houston
The Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue (at Smith Street)
Houston, Texas 77002-2737