The Rotary Club of Hermann Park recently held its Installation Banquet with a host of members and friends. The occasion was the 54th Installation Celebration and where Dr. Edward Patten was elected president, with the end of the term of President Dr. Kenneth King.
The members of the Rotary Club of Hermann Park were recognized for providing books to Lockhart-Turner Elementary Schools, adding to and developing libraries at Ryan Middle School, providing dictionaries to Blackshear Elementary and Turner-Lockhart, setting up computer labs at the historic Emancipation Park, creating the AMBO bag project. Uniforms and Spirit Shirts; and Scholarships. Awards were presented to Jean Hampton, Ph.D., Andrew Taylor, MS and Reginald Allen, MS.
These men and women are busy professionals and the first African American president was Willie Gentry, former principal of E.E. Worthing High School and Dr. Jimmy Cooper serving as the second African American president of a previously all white organization in Houston.
Rotarians ascribe to a four-way test principle and Dr. Cooper lead the group in saying, the test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asking the following questions, of the things Rotarians think, say or do.
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it Build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary flourishes worldwide with over 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas affiliates of Rotary International, leaders proudly report as they build communities and bridge continents.
Rotary Club of Hermann Park meets every Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hermann Park, 2155 N. MacGregor Way. Join NOW!