The Hermann Park Rotary Club was chartered in 1969, as Southeast Rotary Club,
later Astro Dome Rotary Club, now Hermann Park Rotary Club (HPRC).
Rotary International, the World’s Largest Service Organization and the HPRC
is part of Rotary District 5890, which has 75% of its clubs in Harris County, Texas.
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster ideals of service. There are 33,000
Rotary Clubs in over 200 countries, with 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents in their communities and the world.
The club’s members are male and female business owners, managers, educators and other professionals, who are interested in fellowship with other members of the local community and have a desire to serve the overall community in ways that requires the
talents and efforts of many people.
Motto: Service above Self. Mission: To promote service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through it fellowship of business, Professional and community leaders.
Rotary’s Avenue of Service
Members can concentrate their efforts on any combination of four Service Areas identified by Rotary.
Club Service-providing service to the Rotary club to enable it to run efficiently in the spirit of fellowship; weekly meetings on Tuesday; Networking and helping fellow Rotarians; Management and Administration of the Clubs; Arranging Programs and supporting local schools.
Community Service- identifying needs in the community and addressing these with service Projects; English Dictionaries-4th Graders-Blackshear ,Lockhart Elementary Schools, TSU Lab School; HPRC Every Student Mentoring Program ;Community Educational Forums; Yates, Cullen and Blackshear Schools Wraparound Programs; Complete Communities Education-Economics; Parting with TSU Community Awareness Program(CAP); Youth Broken Chains Awareness Development Group; Students: “Become A Reading Addict Now” School’s PTO-PTA.
Vocational Service-putting high standards of conduct into practice in the business and professional lives of Rotarians; Public Service Recognition-Educators, Fire Fighters, Law
Enforcement Officers and Postal Service.
New Generations Service-the youngest generation in the family of Rotary, Interact Club and Youth Broken Chain Awareness Development Group.
International Service-Artificial Manual Breathing Units (AMBU BAGS) that are distributed to Pediatric units in under-served areas in Guatemala ,El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador,
Pakistan, Israel, Palestine ,and other countries around the world. Raising funds for Polio Plus.
How Much Time Does Rotary Take?
Hermann Park Rotary Club is a vibrant and active service club; it does take a commitment to Service. The minimum requirement is to attend 50% of the meetings, each which last a little
about an hour once a week, 6:00 pm. You will be asked to become involved in our service projects.
How Can I Be Inducted into Rotary?
Membership is by invitation only. Visit with a Rotarian and discuss your interest. Those interested in joining are encouraged to attend a few meetings, get to know our membership,
and find out if Rotary membership is right for you.
During Daylight Savings-Hermann Park Golf Course Clubhouse-2155 N. MacGregor Way at Almeda Road, (713) 526-0077 During Standard Time-Judson Robinson Center-2020 Hermann Drive-(832) 395-7626.
Financial Cost: Dues-$200 annually and $100 annually-Rotary Foundation.
The 4-Way Test
The 4-Way Test has been adopted by Rotary since 1943. It is a 24-word code of ethics that should be memorized and lived all Rotarians. Of the Things We Think, Say or Do:
Together we change the world!