My Fellow Rotarians,
We have had a great month of meetings and fellowship.  This month we spent time going over club business and laying out the goals  for our year.  Doris presented on Paul Harris and how to become a Paul Harris Fellow.  Deanna rounded up the month giving us a hands on mini training on how to access club runner, Facebook, RI website, and more.  A special thanks to the 2019-2020 Board for all your hard work and commitment to our Club. Below is one of the major items approved at our last Board meeting, save the dates, and our club goals and Presidential Citation.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ashley Harrison-Peña
President 2019-2020
Club Dues
Club dues will be increasing for all members including rule of 85 members to $133.77 per quarter (please see detail below).  Social events will be billed separately for that quarter.  Our Club fundraisers are not generating the income they once did and therefore; our club can no longer absorb the cost. 
Quarterly Billing breakdown
Membership Dues
$ 75.00
$ 30.00
District Dues
$    8.50
RI Dues
$  16.00
RI Legislation Council
$    0.25
RI Directors/Officers 
$    1.02
Rotarian Magazine
$    3.00
Quarterly Billing
Save the Dates
Saturday, August 3, 2019                          District Interact Training- Lone Star College The Woodlands -9am
Saturday, August 3, 2019                          Exchange Student Leti Mancini arrives from Italy
Tuesday, August 6, 2019                           Regular Meeting
Friday, August 9, 2019                               Interact sign up at Lake Creek High school
                                                                     Montgomery ISD help the teachers
Tuesday, August 13, 2019                         Regular Meeting-Rotarian Howard Berg (speed reader)
Wednesday, August 14, 2019                   Board Meeting 8am-9am
Tuesday, August 20, 2019                         District Governor Betsy Robinson Visit 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019                         Regular Meeting
Saturday, September 7, 2019                   District Membership, Foundation, and Public Image Seminar UTMB in Galveston
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Board Meeting 8am-9am
Wednesday, October 9, 2019         Board Meeting 8am-9am
Saturday, October 26, 2019           First annual Rotary Trash to Treasure Sale
Tuesday, October 29, 2019             Halloween Social
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  Board Meeting 8am-9am
Tuesday, November 26, 2019        No Meeting (Happy Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, December 11, 2019   Board Meeting 8am-9am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019         Christmas Party last meeting for the year
Tuesday, December 24, 2019         No Meeting (Merry Christmas)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019         No Meeting (Happy New Year)
Tuesday, January 7, 2020               First meeting back for new year
Board Meetings-
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month 8am-9am Daniela Mead’s State Farm Office
Club Goals
  • Increase club membership 45 members currently 37 members
    • 2 new members have submitted application (Judy Parada and Jacob Pena)
    • 2 in process of submitting applications
  • Service Participation at least 20 members during the year
  • District Conference at least 15 members attend
  • District Training at least 5 members attend
  • Annual Fund Contribution $7100
  • Service Projects at least 5
  • Existing interact club sponsorship 2
  • Inbound Youth Exchange Student (Leti Mancini-Italy)
  • Outbound Youth Exchange students 2
  • RYLA Participation 6 students
  • Strategic planning updating-yes
  • Online presence-yes
  • Social Activities outside meetings at least 3
  • Update website and social media-yes
  • Media Stories about club projects at least 12
Presidential Citation
  • Appoint an active club membership committee comprised of no less than five members and report the chair to Rotary International
  • Achieve a net gain in membership
  • Sponsor or co -sponsor an Interact or Rotaract club
  • Host an event for Rotary alumni and highlight Rotary’s networking opportunities
  • Sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant
  • Appoint an active club Foundation committee comprised of no less than five members and report the chair to Rotary International
  • Increase the number of members involved in service projects
  • Contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual fund of The Rotary Foundation
  • Hold an event to raise funs for or to increase awareness of Rotary’s work toward Polio eradication
  • Use Rotary’s brand guidelines, templates, People of Action campaign materials and related resources.
  • Connect leaders. Achieve a net gain of five or more members
  • Connect families. Organize a family-oriented service project that connects families of your members, youth programs, participants and others
  • Connect community. Show how your club’s members are People of Action by promoting your club and its service activities on social medial at least four times per month.