Speaker Date Topic
Memorial Day Holiday - no meeting May 28, 2018
Memorial Day - no speaker
Kelly Hardin Jun 04, 2018
Blood/Marrow Donation

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center


Ted Weisgal Jun 11, 2018
Robert’s Rules (Plural) and How It Can Help You Grow Your Rotary Club

Ted Weisgal co-founded the lifelong learning program, Leisure Learning Unlimited, in 1979 and taught "How to Have Great Meetings: The Basics of Robert's Rules of Order" for 34 years. Prior to that he was a Campus Activities Advisor at the University of Houston.

He is now working with the fourth consecutive administration of the Houston Independent School District Student Congress, he’s the President Emeritus of the Hermann Park Rotary Club, and was the 2016-2017 chair of the Local Station Board for the Pacifica Foundation radio station in Houston, KPFT, 90.1 FM.

He wrote the book Robert’s Rules for Kids in 2014, that attracted nationally renowned parliamentary authority from the University of Houston, Dr. Martha Haun, to co-author in 2016, Robert’s Rules for Kids and Big Kids: A Guide to Teaching Children of All Ages the Basics of Parliamentary Procedure. Now in its second edition, the book is sold locally through the authors and online through Amazon.

Ted enjoys speaking and training children and adults on democratic decision-making and the dynamic results one can expect.

He will weave into his presentation, “Robert’s Rules (Plural) and How It Can Help You Grow Your Rotary Club,” references to the books, Bowling Alone and Lost Connections. We’ve been assured that most of what he has to say is light, but he wants us to be forewarned: the impact of this subject is as serious as life and death.

Susan Lutz, President Jun 18, 2018
Inspiring HANDS

Susan Lutz, founder and President

Susan Lutz is President and founder of Inspiring HANDS. Susan believes that together we can do more and wishes to inspire others to be generous with their time and resources to make a positive change in the lives of those in need. She also believes that life is a party and everyone is invited! So she called upon many of her friends and local business leaders to form a non-profit organization, operated 100% by volunteers, that gives 100% of the proceeds directly back to individuals who are in need within the greater Houston community. Together, in November 2014, they started Inspiring HANDS and the Awards Program for individuals of all ages with financial and special needs. As President, Susan oversees the core functions of the organization to enable it to achieve its long term vision. Areas of focus include strategy, finance, board management, fundraising, and program delivery.


Inspiring HANDS, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3, all volunteer, charitable organization whose mission is to directly make a positive difference in the lives of others in need. One of the ways we do so, is by providing annual scholarships to individuals of all ages who have financial and special needs. Awards offset tuition costs for them to attend non-profit summer camps and equestrian centers in Texas which focus on cultivating skills needed for success. This is accomplished through therapeutic supports and adaptive recreation which meet their unique special abilities.

Our vision is to motivate partnerships within the community. We do this through promoting local volunteering, donation drives, scholarship sponsorship, and simply sharing information regarding needs within your community.



​Contact Info:  281-381-2128     morganb@inspiringhands.org

Morgan Bauman is Community Relations Director


Landon B Reed & Lindsey Trahan Jun 25, 2018
Pct 4 - Road Maintenance & Construction

Contact     cadinternet@hcp4.net

Landon Reed is Assistant Director of Community Outreach.  He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science.  Worked 5 years for Harris County Precinct 4 Road & Bridge prior to becoming a Community Aid for Commissioner R. Jack Cagle.

Lindsey Trahan was born and raised in Spring, TX and after spending some time abroad has returned to live in the area.  She joined the Capital Improvements Projects Division at Harris county Precinct 4 in January 2016.  Lindsey coordinates with MUDs and HOAs throughout Precinct 4 and offers partnerships with Harris County for traffic signal upgrades, sidewalk installations and various other opportunities.

Chris Pantuso Jul 09, 2018
Quality, Low Cost Healthcare for NW Harris County

Founder & Executive Director - The Calabria Foundation




Chris Pantuso received a marketing degree from Texas A&M and has split his career between the information technology and healthcare industries.  His family's philanthropic foundation, The Calabria Foundation, is raising money to deploy a fleet of mobile medical vans in Harris County starting in 2019.  Calabria's comprehensive 3 phase service delivery model: Mobile Medical Vans, Stand Alone Clinics and At Home Care is unique in the healthcare industry.  In collaboration with Harris County, State of Texas, Federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries, Microsoft, Verizon and others, Calabria intends to provide healthcare to the 30 million Americans - 6 million in Texas and 1.5 million in the greater Houston area - that don't have health insurance or access to affordable, quality healthcare. 

Robin M. Roberts, Consulting Hypnotist Jul 16, 2018
Hypnosis in Your World
Hypnosis in Your World

The Clarity Guide      979-739-7143       robin@theclarityguide.com

Robin began her clarity practice in December 2007 after receiving her National Guild of Hypnotist's Certification as a Consulting Hypnotist in October 2007. Her ambition is to guide her clients in letting go and releasing what isn't working in their life; determining where they want to go and what they want to achieve; and then reinforcing the habits and activities necessary to gain what they desire.

According to Robin, "My job is to assist people to overcome issues in their life which they thought they just had to live with."  She goes on to say that everyday problems and challenges such as career changes, weight, smoking, stress... can be conquered.  So often people have a situation - whether a limiting belief, an annoying habit or attitude in their life - that they would love to get rid of but have been told over and over again that it is just the way it is.  This makes people feel powerless.  With the help of a trusted advisor and guide, change is possible in these and many other areas.

Tony Mayer, Chief Development Officer, PEP Jul 23, 2018
Prison Entrepreneurship Program

PEP is dedicated to delivering the nation’s best outcomes in the prison re-entry field. Providing unparalleled resources and real-world values-based business skills to inmates so that once they are back in society they have the tools, skills and support structure to pursue healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.

PEP clients are immersed in a proven program comprised of one-on-one training with executive volunteers, business plan mentoring with seasoned professionals and a highly competitive business plan competition.


Tony Mayer joined PEP in May 2015 as Chief Development Officer. He previously was the Director of Partnership Development and Employer Development for The WorkFaith Connection. He coordinates PEP’s fundraising and development activities, executive volunteer recruitment, and marketing and communication strategy.

Prior to joining PEP, Tony worked in the energy risk management and insurance industry in Houston, London, and New York. He is currently a board member for The Barnabas Group Houston. He has also served as a board member for The WorkFaith Connection, Archway Academy, and the Houston Speech and Hearing Center, and as a Vestry Member for The Church of St. John the Divine. He graduated from Princeton University with an A. B. in History. He and his wife Susan live in Houston and have two adult daughters.

Contact Info: tmayer@pep.org        cell: 713-409-2386       

Sarah Cortez, Editor & Writer Aug 06, 2018
Saving Police Lives

Sarah Cortez, Editor and Writer





Program Description:  SAVING POLICE LIVES 

After twenty-four years of law enforcement service, the most valuable action I can now take is to re-acquaint Americans with who their police officers are, the kind of people we are, and why we need your support. 


Ms. Cortez is an award-winning author and 24-year police veteran.  Her articles and feature interviews on policing have been published in Police Officers Quarterly (New York).  Her policing poetry has been featured by the International Association of Women Police and numerous literary magazines.  Cortez attained the rank of corporal and FTO.  In addition to patrol assignments, she has worked undercover, bailiff, and special assignments.  Specialties include sexual assault investigation and training for sexual assault investigators, crime prevention, and sexual assault prevention.

Club Assembly Aug 20, 2018
Club Assembly
District Governor Carmen Cuneo Aug 27, 2018