Rotary Club of Pearland
Serving Pearland Since 1966

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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Club Administrator
Past President
Community & International Service
Assistant Rotary Foundation Chair
Public Relations & Social Media
Rotary Education
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Golfcrest Country Club
2509 Country Club Drive
Pearland, TX  77581
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Rotary is the largest service organization in the world and brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  The Pearland Rotary Club meets on Tuesdays at Golfcrest Country Club, Pearland, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM.  Many of the links on this website provides more details or visit us for more information. 

It was a cold, windy and rainy Monday morning.  Despite the poor weather, almost all of the registered teams showed up to play on May 2nd and the tournament was a tremendous success thanks to all of the players, sponsors and volunteers! Please click here to continue reading

Brazoria County Contable Precint 3 Charles "Buck" Stevens was the featured speaker at the Pearland Rotary Club's meeting on Nov. 3rd at Golfcrest Country Club.  Constable Stevens presentation included the long history of the office of constable dating back to the early middle ages in England and the varied and important duties of this law enforcement office.  

Rhonda delivered an energetic and informative presentation about the Spaceport and the Houston Hobby Airport Expansion at our meeting on Oct. 28th.  Anyone ready to sign up for the first flight from the Spaceport?

James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle was an American aviation pioneer. He served as an officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and earned the Medal of Honor for his valor and leadership as commander of the famous surprise Doolittle Raid on Tokyo Japan.  Lt. Col. Don Houk (USAFR) Ret., has been offering a first-person impersonation of General Doolittle’s life and accomplishments, particularly the Raid on Tokyo, for over four years.  His performance was amazing and he received a standing ovation at the end.

District 29 Representative Ed Thompson was our keynote speaker for the Pearland Rotary Club on September 1st at Golfcrest Country Club beginning at 12:00 Noon.  Representative Thompson’s topic was “A Legislative Update.”  Representative Ed Thompson serves the 29th District in the Texas House of Representatives. District 29 encompasses the northern portion of Brazoria County including Alvin, Brookside Village, Hillcrest, Iowa Colony, Liverpool, Rosharon, Manvel, and Pearland. Representative Thompson ran unopposed in the 2014 election and was re-elected to his seat for the 84th Texas Legislature.


The Pearland Rotary Club's Annual Grid Iron Luncheon held on August 4th at Golfcrest Country Club in Pearland was a tremendous success. Coaches from seven of the area high schools spoke for a few minutes about their football programs and made their prognostications about the upcoming season.

Attendance was strong and the event was a success.


At 62, Joe Haralson is the longest serving active duty Texas Ranger and his presentation on June 30th was inspiring.  Ranger Haralson gave a brief history of the Texas Rangers, described current operations and shared many interesting facts not only about arrests and incidents that the Rangers were involved with but also ones he participated in.  Our meeting room was packed and some guests drove many miles to hear Ranger Haralson speak.

Our own TDPS Sergeant Craig Cummings delivered an emotional and fact filled presentation on June 23rd about the impact on our society and personal lives of drunk driving.  Sergeant Craig Cummings has served in law enforcement for over 16 years.  He is also an adjunct professor at the College of the Mainland.  He currently supervises troopers in Brazoria County.  

Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos presentation on "The Texas Economy" on June 2nd was a tremendous success.  The Ball Room at Golfcrest Country Club was full.  Plus, we received applications for two new members.  


The Pearland Rotary and the 288 Pearland Rotary Clubs presented the following scholarships to deserving seniors this spring at Pearland, Dawson, and Turner High Schools. These Dare to Excel scholarships honor achievements of outstanding seniors that exhibit college or career readiness. Scholarships may go toward post high school college or technical training. Students are recognized at their campus on senior awards nights.



The Annual Valentine's Dance for Special Needs event was a wonderful success.  Approximately 100 guests were from the special needs facilities plus an additional 30 Rotarians, volunteers and community friends and supporters were in attendance.  The guests were treated to a wonderful buffet dinner provided by Casa Ole-Pearland and delicious chocolate and white cakes courtesy of HEB-Pearland Parkway.  DJ Tom Langford spun the tunes that kept the dance floor occupied throughout the night.  Click on the links under "Photo Albums" in the left-hand column for photos.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date:
  • Stacy Adams
    March 4, 1997
    20 years
  • Jon Volkmer
    March 15, 2016
    1 year
  • Mark Smith
    March 23, 2015
    2 years
Dawn Lawless
Apr 11, 2017
Counseling Connections for Change
Andra Watkins
Apr 25, 2017
Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace
March 2017