Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area

Who We Are:

The Rotary Club of Lake Houston Area is composed of a diverse group of men and women who are business and community leaders that join together, build friendships, exchange ideas, take action and change lives while serving the community. We were chartered in 1967 and presently have 70 members.

The motto of Rotary is Service Above Self and that is what guides us. We give back to the community by volunteering our time, talent and resources to help those in need of an opportunity to improve their lives.

This may mean providing money to a social service organization that provides food, sheltering, clothes, counseling to those in less than desirable situations; it may mean mentoring with students to help them with their education; it may mean providing books to preschool students to assist them in developing a love for reading; it may be providing scholarships to those wanting to further their education; it may mean promoting world peace thru the understanding of other cultures via Rotary’s Youth Exchange program; and it may mean joining with other Rotary Clubs to meet humanitarian needs in other countries by providing water supplies, health care, clothing etc.
 

Our Vision and Mission:

Our Vision: Be a vibrant organization that attracts leaders, builds friendships, exchanges ideas & takes action to serve the community. Our Mission: We will change lives by providing opportunities.
 

What we do/have done:

We have invested more than $1.7 million in humanitarian needs over the past 17 years. Included are more than $400,000 to social service organizations such as HAAM, Village Learning Center, Mission NE, YMCA, FamilyTime, Boy Scouts, IncludingKids, Oaks of Righteousness, Rotary Rose Group and more. We have invested more than $140,000 in FFA scholarships and another $100,000 + of other scholarships. We are providing age appropriate books monthly to preschool children in a specific zip code. We mentor students at Lakeland Elementary.
 
During the past year we have invested more than $100,000 in humanitarian needs.
 
One of our premier projects was the Children of the Dump in Chinandega, Nicaragua, where children were depending on the local dump for their source of food. This project has been supported by other Rotary Clubs and has progressed to the point that several of the Children of the Dump recently graduated from college. Over 1,700 children now attend school.
 

Where do our funds come from?

Our charity fundraisers include an annual golf tournament and annual exotic car raffle. Most recently our fundraisers has been disrupted somewhat by the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, we held a Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament this year (2021) with over 100 golfers at the Tour 18 Golf Course. Our car raffle is well underway and we will announce the winner of this year's car raffle for a mint condition 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on June 19th. Raffle tickets are available from club members and online at www.LHARotaryRaffle.com.

Come meet with us for lunch at the Tin Roof BBQ restaurant in Atascocita Wednesday at noon us as we celebrate Rotary. Visit our web site at www.LHARotary.com to learn more about us and Rotary.