The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices.
Rotary’s popularity spread, and within a decade, clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York to Winnipeg, Canada. By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents. The organization adopted the Rotary International name a year later.
As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving club members’ professional and social interests. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization’s dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.
The Cinco Ranch Rotary in Katy Texas is a club that meets Tuesday mornings and has chosen Brookwood Community as their beneficiary for community service. An annual event in support of Brookwood is the Katy Wine Fest. The 8th annual festival will be held Friday, November 8th at the Tuscany Villa. Come enjoy unlimited wine tasting, light bites from more than 12 Katy and West Houston eateries, and live entertainment by Chris Austin Martinez. For more information, go to the web site.
If you are not aware of the Brookwood Community, it is worth a drive out to Brookshire Texas for lunch at their café and gift shop. It is well worth touring the facility and you will be amazed to see what can be accomplished by an organization. If you can’t see it first hand, visit their website.
Space is limited, so block out November 8th as an evening to invest in yourself for a good time, and know that you are doing something good for a very deserving cause.