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Apr. 2, 2020
With both the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Lamar High School FFA Livestock Show being cancelled, the amazing kids of Lamar FFA are left without the tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money that those shows would have raised. There's some hope, though.
Mar 31, 2020
I have been reaching out to several folks I know who are in the medical field across the country, asking about their experiences, and I have noticed a few themes:
  • Healthcare workers are under high stress:  This is due to a high volume of very sick patients and a waning supply of PPE, among other issues
  • Outside of the hospitals, healthcare workers are isolated:  In many instances, folks are social distancing from their families or have sent their families away so that they do not risk possibly infecting them
  • Personal Care:  Our healthcare workers are unable to get access to healthy food and supplies due to long shifts, closed cafeterias, and restricted shopping hours
March 26, 2020
As we all know, the last few weeks have been very trying and confusing.  We apologize for not bringing our members and friends up to date with what is going on with West U Rotary Club. 
March 25, 2020
Do you need to feel that you are doing something to help others through all this?
Here are a couple of projects created by our for-ever resourceful members.  If you have great ideas, please pass them along to our club leadership and we will get the message out.  Thank you, Kimberly and Christine.

March 25, 2019
Thank you to the board members who attended the Zoom meeting today.

The RC of West U will cancel all physical meetings through the end of April but will conduct the regularly scheduled Thursday at 7:30 am meeting through a virtual method.  


March 26, 2020To members and friends:  There are many needs and ideas to match them in times like this.  If you have any older Ipads you are no longer using, and can't bear to toss, they can be "cleaned" to remove your data, and it's not all that difficult.  Let us know and we will start the work!

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Former West University Mayor Richard Burton “Burt” Ballanfant has died of Coronavirus at the age of 72.

Burt joined the West U RC in July 1999 but through the years he had to take some time off and then rejoined in June 2018.

Ballanfant served two terms as West U mayor, and his career on City Council spanned 15 years and included being chosen president of the Harris County Council of Mayors and Councils. Most recently, he was elected to the council as part of a slate, serving through 2017.

A fifth-generation Houstonian, Ballanfant graduated from Lamar High School, the University of Texas, and UT Law School. After law school, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston where he was twice named an outstanding Assistant United States Attorney. He moved to Shell Oil Company as a corporate attorney in 1980.

Ballanfant — who rode a METRO route for years from West University to his job downtown — served for eight years on the METRO board, representing the multi-cities. 

Among other civic activities, he was active in parent leadership at West University Elementary School and Lamar High. He was also a member of the Battleship Texas Commission and president of Concerned Citizens for Washington Cemetery Care while that historic cemetery was merged with Glenwood Cemetery.

He leaves his wife, Sarah, and children Andrea, Ben, and Amy.

Funeral services are pending.

Club Details
Welcome to our Club!
Celebrating 25 Years in the Community
Every Thursday Informal gathering from 7:00 -7:30 am. Meeting starts at 7:30 am

Picos Restaurant
3601 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
The United States of America
Starting April 1, 2020, the 4th Thursday of the month will be an evening meeting at Skeeter's Restaurant.
Skeeter's Restaurant
5529 Weslayan St.
Houston, TX  77005
The United States of America
Phone:  (713) 664-5566
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Apr 09, 2020 7:30 AM
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