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 donating money to social service organizations that provide food, sheltering, clothes, and/or 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 high school seniors wanting to further their education; it may mean promoting world peace through the understanding of other cultures via Rotary’s Youth Exchange program; it may mean providing disaster relief in the U.S. and/or around the world; 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 18 years. Included are more than $400,000 to social service organizations such as HAAM, Village Learning Center, Mission NE, YMCA, FamilyTime, Boy Scouts, Including Kids, 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. We help Sleep in Heavenly Peace build beds and provide funding for mattresses and bedding for Houston area children with no bed of their own.
 
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.

We held a Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament last year (2021) with over 100 golfers at the Tour 18 Golf Course. A second Cinco de Mayo Golf Tournament (Thursday, May 5th) is planned again this year at the Tour 18 Golf Course. This is our third year raffling off a Chevrolet Corvette. We're raffling off a mint condition 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible sponsored by Robbin's Chevrolet. The winner will be announced at the Generation Block Party at Redemption Square on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Raffle tickets are available from club members and online at www.LHARotaryRaffle.com.

Learn more by joining us for lunch at the Lake Houston Family YMCA,  2420 West Lake Houston Pkwy. in Kingwood on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. as we celebrate Rotary. Visit our web site at www.LHARotary.com and/or our Facebook page to learn more about Rotary.