“This year we need to be spreading love Rotary style in our community and in the world,” said new Rotary District 5890 Governor Michelle Bohreer to over 80 local Rotarians and their guests at The Clubs of Kingwood on July 14. She was there to install the officers, board members and committee chairs of the Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area, Kingwood Rotary and the Summer Creek Satellite Rotary. Shown here are Lake Houston Rotary members (first row L to R) Dr. Bob Cassidy, Danny Contreras, Eric Gomez, Kathy Lemman, and Susan Brodbeck, and (second row L to R) Gregg Mielke, Scott Hively, Mike Kevlin, Pam McNair, Bruce Wood, and Felipe LaRotta.

“This year we need to be spreading love Rotary style in our community and in the world,” said new Rotary District 5890 Governor Michelle Bohreer to over 80 local Rotarians and their guests at The Clubs of Kingwood on July 14.
Gov. Bohreer was speaking to members of three Lake Houston area Rotary Clubs during a first ever joint dinner meeting to install new club officers and directors for 2021-22. The clubs in attendance included the Rotary Club of Kingwood, Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area and its Summer Creek Satellite Club.
All were gathered to see her swear in the new officers and hear her plans for the coming year (which started July 1) and her challenge for supporting community service at home and around the world.
She urged support for the Rotary Foundation which transforms our financial gifts of $100 or more per year into service projects that changes lives close to home and around the world. A portion of that money comes back to the district, she reminded us, and we’re able to use it to fund local service projects.
Share your participation, she asked, and that of Rotary by spreading the “love” on social media. Show your love by helping to grow Rotary. “Will you commit to bring one person into Rotary [this year]? she asked to a show of hands.
“What can we do in 525,600 minutes? she asked. Show love as we serve to change lives, empower girls, participate in Rotary service, honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11, work to prevent human trafficking, say “thank you” to our military service members and much more.
“We need to get out of our silos. We need more hands working together,” said DG Bohreer. She invited everyone to participate in an international project on Sept. 12 to help clean our beaches while our fellow Rotarians in Japan are cleaning theirs as well. Operation Turkey is another way we can show our love by making sure that some of the homeless and less fortunate have a meal by volunteering or donating to help at Thanksgiving.
“Have you tried the Rotary Yellow Pages”, she asked? Show love and support to your fellow Rotarians by listing your business and use the “yellow pages” listings on the district’s website. Utilizing business owned or managed by Rotarians living and working by the values expressed in Rotary are usually a better choice than choosing someone at random. Network with your fellow Rotarians by giving them the opportunity to earn your business.
Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area officers and committee chairs for the new 2021-22 year are: Kathy Lemman, president; Eric Gomez, president-elect; Robin Schoonover, secretary; Gregg Mielke, treasurer; Michael Kevlin, immediate past-president; Pam McNair, community service; Susan Brodbeck, next generation service; Danny Contreras, Rotary Foundation and Bruce Wood, public relations.
Summer Creek Satellite Club officers and committee chairs for the new year are: Deborah Rose Miller, president; Almeria Lacy, secretary; Destry Dokes, treasurer; Adam Shepherd, membership and president elect; John Soard, programs; Latina Thompson, media and communications; Emily Conklin, social; Jessica Penney, student exchange; and Danny Contreras, immediate past president.
Rotary Club of Kingwood officers and committee chairs for the year are: Tommie Buscemi, president; Kakie Palmer, secretary; Brad Jude, treasurer, Donna Ballard, community service, Frank Huezo, international service, Sandi Nizzi, membership; Charlie Buscemi, next generation service, Rotary Foundation and immediate past president.
The governor also announced “Journey to the Mothership” for the Oct. 14-17 District Conference at One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois, world headquarters of Rotary International. This will be a chance of a life-time to tour One Rotary Center, attend exclusive events and visit the home of Rotary founder Paul Harris for a private event.
Rotary International is the largest community service organization in the world with over 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members world-wide. Ms. Bohreer, a Houston attorney, is the 2021-22 governor for Rotary District 5890 which includes 61 clubs and 2,770 members and covers the greater Houston metro area from Weimar on the west to Baytown on the east and from Brenham on the north to Palacios on the south and everything in-between.
The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area members and guests meet 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays for their weekly lunch meeting at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy in Kingwood. The Summer Creek Satellite Club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m., at Generation Park 2nd floor board room, 250 Assay St., Houston.
For more information about Rotary, visit www.LHARotary.com .