Celebrating 80 years strong! 1936-2016

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ft Bend Country Club
2627 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond, TX  77469
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Dr. Cao
May 23, 2017
OakBend Medical Center
No Rotary Meeting
May 30, 2017
Shannon Stavinoha
Jun 06, 2017
State Supported Living Center

Robbie Weinhardt is a former professional baseball pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters as well as a former MLB pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. He made his debut for the Tigers in 2010 after being drafted in the 10th round in 2008. The Pearland native was originally drafted in the 38th round by the Houston Astros in 2007. Weinhardt pitched in 30 games for the Tigers in 2010 and 2011, earning a 2-2 overall record.

After reaching the big leagues, Weinhardt pitched in two seasons for the Sugar Land Skeeters. In 2016, he helped the team win its first Atlantic League Championship in franchise history. Weinhardt is currently a member of the Skeeters front office staff as a sales manager

Fort Bend Seniors (FBS) is one of Fort Bend County’s oldest non-profit organizations and was born in 1974 by community leaders. During their first year of service, FBS provided 20,000 hot meals. By 1976, the program became a non-profit organization and in 1981, Fort Bend Seniors joined the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast. FBS is accredited through the Meals on Wheels Association of America as a Certified Nutritional Program.
Through the years, Fort Bend Seniors has evolved and now provides Meals on Wheels services to over 1,000 seniors daily from six site locations throughout Fort Bend County and a site in Waller County. Fort Bend Seniors is the only organization that provides Meals on Wheels to all persons 60 years of age and over regardless of income, even though 85% of FBS’ clients live at or below the poverty level.
Today, FBS provides comprehensive services and programs including Meals on Wheels, congregate meals, transportation, case management, health screenings, information and referral services, recreation and more. Each of these programs and services enable area seniors to remain in their homes and continue to be an integral part of the community for as long as possible. Fort Bend Seniors looks forward to the next thirty-five years of helping seniors remain independent by providing necessary services and resources to improve their quality of life.
Debbie is a Bestselling Author, Educator, Speaker and business owner in Richmond, Texas. She is a strong educator with specific philosophies concerning how people engage in learning, and how to get the best out of every employee, child, teacher or client. She shares her knowledge in simple steps that can be implemented immediately - in the classroom, the workplace or at home. Debbie is especially passionate about helping young people succeed. As a female business owner she has had to overcome obstacles and knows how to help others learn from their mistakes. We work with students and parents in primary school through high school and our goal is to educate and inform the public about strategies and resources to nurture children.
Homero Ponce-Lopez worked for the City of Houston for over 31 years. At the age of 21 he started as a Fire Fighter at Station 23 and in 2004 Homero was promoted to the rank of Captain. He worked at the 9-1-1 Center, then he was assigned to Fire Station 40 as a Captain. In the last 7 years before retirement, he was assigned to the HFD Public Affairs Office as a Manager and Public Information Officer. Homero retired as a Captain in February 2011 and is presently working in the City of Houston Public Safety and Homeland Division as a CERT Coordinator.

Homero joined the University Area Rotary Club in 2010. In 2009, he saw the need to have a small home for ill or injured Fire Fighters. His vision was to have a home where Fire Fighters could stay at low cost or free of charge when they traveled to Houston to receive medical or cancer treatment. The idea was to use a portion of his retirement funds to buy a used 3 bedroom wood-frame home and fix it up and to make it ADA compliance. He mentioned his idea to Art Bautista, past President of his Rotary Club. Art immediately said: "We are going to make it happen, but if we put our name on a building is not going to be a wood-frame home. It has to be a building." From there, the idea was presented to his Rotary Club and now, with the help of his fellow Rotarians, Captain Ponce's dream of the Fire Fighters Rotary Home moved from being a dream to becoming a reality.

Dr. Long Cao was born in Vietnam and raised in Houston.  With the support and encouragement of his parents, his lifelong dream of being a physician became a reality.
Cao graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University and is a medical graduate of the University of Texas.  He completed his residency training at Baylor College of Medicine and his Cardiology Fellowship in North Carolina. 
He  is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.  He is also certified in Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology and Vascular Interpretation.
With a passion for teaching, Dr. Cao was an Associate Professor for Medicine and a public speaker where he enjoys speaking on cardiac disease and cardiac prevention awareness. 
A father of a nine-month old baby girl, Dr. Cao enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, traveling and painting. He speaks English, Vietnamese and Spanish.
“I look forward to building a long term professional relationship wherever I practice with my colleagues, my patients and their families, respectively. The desire to serve Fort Bend County and the greater Houston area is supported by my wife, and together we want to establish cardiac care to a community we call home and to the patients within that community in which we value as our permanent extended family.”

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