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
Homero Ponce
Apr 04, 2017
Rotary Firefighters


Randall Wooten was appointed as Vice Chancellor, Chief Execution Officer and Texas State Technical College’s Executive Project Manager for Fort Bend County in October 2014. Prior to that posting, he was president of Texas State Technical College in Marshall from 2006 to 2014.


Randy has served over 25 years in higher education, ranging from classroom instructor to vice chancellor and president, in the Air Force while stationed at Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He also served 29 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 1997, after serving as Director (vice chancellor) of Air University for Plans and Operations.


TSTC is filling the skills gaps and training local workers for many job opportunities in the Fort Bend - Greater Houston area. In partnership with Wharton County Junior College, TSTC provides the technical instruction and WCJC provides academic instruction. TSTC is adding programs in Fort Bend County including Industrial Maintenance Technology, Cyber Security, Telecommunications Convergence Technology and Welding Technology.

Image resultJonathan Bender transitioned from high school to the NBA Indiana Pacers in 1999. After experiencing knee issues that forced an early retirement, Bender worked with scientists and engineers to develop a first-of-its-kind rehabilitative product to address joint pain and physical limitation problems.
The Results...Bender came back to the Knicks and had the strongest legs on the team.
As his career wound down, Bender focused on the JBIT MedPro. Running the whole operation from just his laptop, Bender has gained his greatest success from helping others reach their goals.
Tuesday's meeting will be at the OakBend Medical Center: Main Campus-1705 Jackson Street.
Joe Freudenberger is the chief executive officer of OakBend Medical Center, a $1 billion, three hospital, independent, non-profit, community hospital system serving Fort Bend County, Texas. After completing his M.B.A. in finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, Joe began his career in healthcare, spending 10 years with Deloitte Consulting working with major healthcare systems around the country to improve their business operations, 11 years as CFO for two different hospitals and the last 8 years as CEO for OakBend.

Over his career he has, at one time or another, either overseen or reengineered the operations of almost every department in a hospital. Joe has a track record of successfully implementing operational and organizational change to help community hospitals regain their financial footing.

By shifting OakBend’s strategy to focus on service excellence, new services, community engagement, targeted marketing, physician engagement, unique partner models and financial prudence, Joe and his team have transformed OakBend Medical Center into a growing, quality local choice for healthcare in Fort Bend County.

Join us as Joe discusses how Rotary Richmond continues to be a vital partner to OakBend Medical Center's Vision 2020 success. 

Come tomorrow to hear from our Rotary Exchange Student, Pamela Ventura! Find out what it is like to step off the plane from Brazil into America to a thunderous ovation and marching band! Get a first hand report of her impressions of Rotary Richmond, TX, Texas, College Football, dancing and the United States!
Jessica Crute is the Development Director at Parks Youth Ranch. Although originally from Greenville, TX, she has been actively serving & advocating for the homeless Houston community for about five years, now. She came to know the mission of PYR a few years ago when she implemented a Fresh Ink Creative Writing workshop for the kids—and she has been in love with the mission ever since! Jessica received her Masters from the University of Houston, and Bachelors from Texas Tech University. In her free time, she enjoys: playing tennis, taking photos, and creating artworks that help advocate for those who are without a voice. She is recently married to a wonderful Aggie (18 days ago), and is happy to call this wonderful Houston community her new home.

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