Celebrating 80 years strong! 1936-2016
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Ft Bend Country Club
Ft Bend Country Club
2627 FM 762 Rd.
Richmond, TX 77469
Richmond, TX 77469
~CONGRATULATIONS ALL FOR A JOB WELL DONE~
CELEBRATING 8O YEARS STRONG!!
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR - ERIC JUNKER
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - BECKY WATTS
ANGEL SPIRIT AWARD - STEVE ONSTAD
2015-2016 ROTARIANS OF THE MONTH
July - Rosie Karlberg
Aug - Jess Stuart
Sept - Larry Pittman
Oct - Steve Onstad
Nov - Eric Junker
Dec - Rodney Lenfant
Jan - Eric Junker
Feb - Cherie Vasquez
Mar - John Cotterell
Apr - Becky Watts
May - Gary Gillen
June - Alicia Casias
THANK YOU DISTRICT GOVERNOR ERIC LIU &
EMCEE JEFF TALLAS
WELCOME ROSIE KARLBERG
ENDING WITH A LITTLE LATE NIGHT SILLINESS!!
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Colonel Alan Orr serves as the President and Founder of Combat Marine Outdoors. Their mission is to provide dream hunts and outdoor adventures for severely wounded Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Navy Corpsmen. The hunting and fishing excursions play a vital role in the rehabilitation of these American heroes. The goal is to allow heroic warriors the opportunity to have an outdoor adventure of a lifetime and to make sure that they understand that their service and sacrifice to our country was deeply appreciated.
Alan Orr is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Upon completion of Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. During his military career, he commanded several Firing Batteries, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station, an Artillery Battalion, and an Artillery Regiment. He is a graduate of the Marine Amphibious Warfare School in Quantico,VA, and the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course in Fort Sill, OK.
Col Orr is also a graduate, with honors, from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He holds several Masters degrees. Col Orr has numerous combat tours from Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Somalia to Iraq. Today, Col. Alan Orr has retired from serving on the faculty at the U.S. Army War College, and has started Orr Tactical based in Richmond, Texas.
Let’s give a big Texas welcome to our newest Rotarian – Nina Rivera. Nina has been a banker for over 30 years, working for NewFirst National Bank/Rosenberg for 8 years as a Loan officer/Vice-President. She is married to Gilbert Rivera for 24 years and has two beautiful daughters attending University of Houston and Texas Tech. Her hobbies include cycling, volunteering for the community and loves spending time with family. Nina, we are excited to have you join our Rotary family. Thank you sponsor, Alicia Casias, for sharing the work and mission of Rotary.
Another deserving Foster HS grad who received our last $2,000 scholarship provided to LCISD by Rotary Richmond. Flanked by Scholarship Committee Co-chairman John Cotterell and Chairman Gary Gillen. So proud of our students!
Sheriff Nehls has served as an integral leader of the Fort Bend Community since 2012 and particularly in the last month leading the rescue and relief efforts during the Brazos River floods. As you know, his family has adopted a new puppy - Archer - whom was saved during the floods. But, Sheriff Nehls has helped accomplish so much more since 2012.
He has focused his tenure on improving relationships with our area law enforcement. The Fort Bend County acquisition of two helicopters from the US military were obtained at no charge and are now part of a partnership with the cities of Sugar Land, Rosenberg, and Missouri City. These helicopter are an asset to all of Fort Bend County and were utilized during the recent floods to support the rescue and relief efforts.
Sheriff Nehls is extremely proud to say that CID has improved their solve rate from dismal 4% in 2012 when he took office to an incredible 16% in 2015. My priority is and always will be residential burglaries. While this is a difficult crime to solve, he puts continuous pressure on CID to ensure never finish improving this rate and doing everything possible to address this invasive crime. He has reduced the overuse of “take-home” cars by employees by 25% and ensured that only those that must respond to scenes or incidents have them assigned. He has reduced the excessive annual overtime expense for CID from $369,662 to $86,644 in just three years.
Don't miss Rotary Lunch at noon to hear more from Sheriff Nehls!