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Cinco Ranch

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Cinco Ranch Golf Club
23030 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX  77450
United States
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In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children.  Over the past 30 years, more than 1 million Rotarians around the world have donated their time and personal resources to eradication of the Polio virus.  Today, through the efforts launched by Rotary, new cases of Polio have seen a reduction of 99.9%.  As Rotarians like to say…”We’re this close!”   
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:

Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Cinco Ranch Rotary President Don Butler presents a check to Monica McDivitt, founder of Special Buddies. Special Buddies has been a beneficiary of the Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K Fun Run for the past three years. Special Buddies is a program available in several Katy ISD elementary and junior high schools that pairs special needs students with general education students in an effort to encourage socialization and foster friendships.  For more about Special Buddies, visit their Facebook page.
Today, Cinco Ranch Rotarians hosted District Governor Nick Giannone, MD.  DG Nick presented his theme speech for the 2015 - 2016 Rotary year, based on the Rotary International theme of "Be A Gift To The World."  Dr. Giannone has been a Rotarian since 1990, and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Brazosport and later helped form the Gulf Coast After 5 Rotary Club.  Nick has been honored by both clubs as a Rotarian of the Year.
DG Nick practices Emergency Medicine in the Greater Houston area.  He received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University and his medical degree from the Autonomous University in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Nick has also completed post graduate work at Tulane University and and UTMB.
DG Nick is a charter member of the Paul Harris Society and the Polio Plus Society, and is a Rotary Major Donor and Benefactor.  He and his wife Fabiola have been married for more than 30 years, and have two adult children, Isabel and Stephanie. 
Members of the Rotary Club of Cinco Ranch welcomed our newest member, Marcos Helms today.  Marcos is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and has recently relocated to the Katy area with his wife and children from California.  We are glad to have Marcos join the Rotary family.
Marcos is pictured below with Club President Don Butler, right.
Today members of the Cinco Ranch Rotary Club inducted two new members to the club, Michael Bartlett and Tom Corbett.  Michael is a Project Manager in the Oil & Gas Industry and was a Rotarian in Oxford, Mississippi before moving to the Katy area with his wife.  Tom is an Advertising Executive and was invited to join Rotary by fellow Cinco Ranch Rotarian, Amber Gustafson.
Welcome Michael and Tom!

Dennis Lee with Clothed By Faith joined us as our guest speaker on April 21st.  Clothed By Faith is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity providing clothes and other services to the less fortunate members of our community.  CBF states their mission "is to demonstrate God's love by helping to clothe at risk children and those struggling with poverty." 

Clothed By Faith was founded by Abi Morton in 2013 and operates on a 100% volunteer basis.  You can make a donation at their office located at 21811 Katy Freeway, Suite D105, or Visit their website at: www.clothedbyfaith.org.



Bear Buddies, the Special Buddies program at Beckendorff Junior High School is hosting their annual "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign this week.  The event is an ongoing effort to raise the consciousness of students about the hurtful effects of the word "retard (ed)" and encourage them to pledge to stop using the R-word.  With their pledge, students support in building communities of inclusion and acceptance for all people.  The Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K is proud to be a supporter of the Special Buddies program throughout Katy ISD.Image


These principles have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.

Cinco Ranch Rotary President James Tomberlin receives a banner from visiting Rotarian G "Rama" Muthuramalingam of the Rotary Club of Bangalore J P Nagar located in Karnataka, India.  Rama has been in Katy visting family, his home club meets at the R V Dental College.Image

Members of the Cinco Ranch Rotary Club present a check for $20,000 to The Brookwood Community.  The donation represents proceeds from the Katy Wine Fest held at Brookwood in November 2014.  The proceeds of the Katy Wine Fest support Brookwood’s Center for Learning.  Learn more about Brookwood’s story at www.brookwoodcommunity.org.

ImageVisit  www.katywinefest.com for more information about this fundraising event.

Peggy Norwood, founder of Neighborhood Kidz Club was our guest speaker on January 27th.  Neighborhood Kidz Club was founded in 2009 and provides Bible Clubs, Tutoring Programs, Summer Reading Programs and much more to children and their families in the greater Katy area.  For more information about Neighborhood Kidz Club, visit their website at: www.neighborhoodkidzclub.com.



Cinco Ranch Rotarian Lars Gustafson and Peggy Norwood of Neighborhood Kidz Club

Cinco Ranch Rotary Club President James Tomberlin presents a check to Dean Bradley with Team RWB on Tuesday, October 7th.  The check is from proceeds of the Camo 5K event held in May.  Team RWB has been a big supporter of the Camo 5K.

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.Image



Cinco Ranch Rotary President James Tomberlin presents a check for $1,500 to Special Buddies founder Monica McDivitt and Debbie Kallina on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.  Special Buddies was a beneficiary of the Camo 5K Fun Run event held in May 2014.


April Fun Facts

1. The birthstone for April is the diamond.
2. The zodiac signs for April are Aries (March 21 - April 19) and Taurus (April 20 - May 20).
3. The birth flower of April is typically the Sweet Pea or the Daisy.
4. Global Child Nutrition Month
5. Humor Month
6. Mathematics Awareness Month
7. The Revolutionary War in America began on April 19, 1755.
8. April 23rd is known as the Feast day of the Patron Saint of England.
9. On April 30, 1975, General Duong Vanh Minh surrendered and the Communist forces captured Saigon which led to the end of the Vietnam War.
10. On April 4, 1818, a flag that contained 1 star for each state and 13 stripes was adopted by Congress.
11. In Fayette, N.Y. on April 6, 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith.
12. On April 6, 1917 the United States declared war on Germany in World War I.
13. On April 4, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was signed.
14. On April 11, 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the island of Elba and he was abdicated as Emperor of the French.
15. Good Friday - Friday before Easter Sunday
16. April 1 - April Fools' Day
17. April 5 - Arbor Day
18. April 22 - Earth Day
19. Thai New Year in Thailand
20. Khmer New Year in Cambodia






Fun March Facts

1. The birthstone for March is the aquamarine.
2. The zodiac signs for March are Aries (March 21 - April 19) and Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
3. The birth flower for March is daffodil.
4. American Red Cross Month
5. Fire Prevention Month
6. Women's History Month
7. National Reading Day
8. Saint David's Day
9. World Math's Day - the first Wednesday in March
10. March 1 is the date the Nebraskans celebrate the admission of their state to the union.
11. March 2nd is celebrated by Texas as the anniversary of its independence from Mexico.
12. On March 4, 1681, William Penn was granted Pennsylvania's royal charter.
13. March 25th is celebrated by people in Maryland to commemorate the arrival of the first Maryland colonists in 1634.
14. Purim, a Jewish festival usually occurs in March. It is held on the day corresponding to the 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar.
15. March 8 - International Women's Day
16. March 14 - Pi Day
17. March 19 - Saint Joseph's Day
18. March 22 - World Water Day
19. March 23 - Pakistan Day
20. March 26 - Bangladeshi Independence Day







February Fun Facts:

1. The birthstone for February is Amethyst. 
2. Two zodiac signs for February are Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) and Pisces (February 19 - March 20) 
3. The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number is divisible by four. In common years the month has 28 days. 
4. Viola (plant) and the Primrose are the birth flowers. 
5. Black History Month is celebrated in Canada and United States. 
6. National Day of the Sun is celebrated in Argentina. 
7. In order to complete the Soviet Union's victory in Stalingrad during World War II, the last German troops surrendered in the Stalingrad pocket. 
8. On February 4, 1861, a temporary committee met at Montgomery, Alabama where they organized a Confederate States of America. 
9. On February 6, 1933, Amendment 20 to the United States was proclaimed which moved the Inauguration Day to January 20th. 

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January Fun Facts:

The Common Sense by Thomas Paine was published on January 10, 1776. 
On January 10, 1920 the League of Nations was established. 
National Blood Donor Month 
National Braille Literacy Month 
National Hobby Month 
National Soup Month 
National Staying Healthy Month 
On January 8, 1798, Amendment 11 to Constitution was proclaimed which modified the Supreme Court's power. 
On January 4, 1785, Utah became the 45th state. 
On January 7, 1789. New Mexico became the 47th state. 

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This January We Celebrate:

The Birthday Of Roy DuPuis. Happy Birthday!! 

Anniversary Of Jim Davis & Anna Davis January 20th.

Member Join Date Anniversary Of Joe Mazzu & Joseph Siminic. Mr.Mazzu Will Be Celebrating 9 Years With Us Jan 01, And Joseph Siminic Is Celebrating 7 Years With Us Jan 06, Congratulations. 


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