Port Houston, full steam ahead Carol Skewes 2023-09-02 05:00:00Z 0
Gulf Coast Protection District Carol Skewes 2023-08-20 05:00:00Z 0

Awarding the team for 2022-2023 service

Past Club President Marc Pinney presented awards to his directors from the 2022-2023 service year in the final meeting of his year. He presented the The David M. Kadjar Dedicated Service Award to Dr. Tom Kelchner and the New Rotarian of the Year award to Rotarian Paul Wankowicz.
Awarding the team for 2022-2023 service Carol Skewes 2023-06-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary changes the guard

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The Rotary Club of Baytown held a ceremony for new officers and directors with District 5890 Governor Elect Nancy Anderson performing the installation June 22, 2023 at Monument Inn. Past President is Marc Pinney. New Club President is Jared Fulleylove for 2023-2024.
Rotary changes the guard Carol Skewes, carol.skewes@baytownsun.com 2023-06-25 05:00:00Z 0

Brief History of the Baytown Rotary Club

Founded in 1905, Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, plus help build goodwill and peace throughout the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians representing 200 countries worldwide. The Rotary Club of Baytown has been serving Baytown and surrounding communities since 1928. For more information about Rotary, please visit baytownrotary.org.
Brief History of the Baytown Rotary Club Tom Kelchner 2021-03-26 05:00:00Z 0

Helping people with disabilities make their own music

Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Finding Safe Haven

For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0