Members go above and beyond their call of duty

Service clubs are known for their generous hearts and tireless work for others within a community.

The Humble Rotary Club takes seriously its duty to local citizens by where they place their time and money.

As the fourth female president, club foundation chair and soon-to-be assistant governor for District 5980, Pam McNair is proud of this group.

“The members of our club seek to go above and beyond the goals of the club in every way,” she said. In fact, the Humble Rotary won four awards for work completed during McNair’s presidency; less than one percent of all Rotary clubs worldwide earn four or more in a single year.

The Rotary won the Presidential Citation and won a second award for their financial contributions to Polio Plus. Monies given to this program work to eradicate this debilitating disease. The members of this local club made it their personal as well as the entire group’s mission to support this cause.

The third way this club was honored was for charitable giving and the club was recognized by the Rotary Foundation for giving in excess of their club goal. The club set out to have every member give 100 percent of the individual member amounts. The selfless members did not stop at 100 percent; they kept giving from their heart.

The final award came from District 5890 for membership growth; 27 new members joined in 2017. District 5890 covers 61 clubs in the Greater Houston area.

“This club has truly banded together to help out so many people in need, whether those were affected by Harvey or local school groups. The members recruited people with similar mindsets and together they continue their rich history to the people they serve,” said McNair.

Back in late August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey ripped through the town, caused the waters of local lakes and rivers to exceed their boundaries and negatively impact both homes and businesses. Amidst the ravaging, dirty waters that swept up neighborhoods, churches and local business owners worked to rebuild structures, house those displaced and clean the streets.

McNair, left, is assistant governor elect 2018-2019 and is joined by District Governor Elect Carmen Cuneo 2018-2019, right.

The Humble Rotary Club assisted affected individuals in a grant-based effort. Currently, they are also partnered with The Friends of the Library of Kingwood to rebuild the bottom floor of this library location.

“It is imperative that the citizens of every community see rebuilding as a constant accomplishment. People need hope and a return to normalcy as quickly as possible. One of the ways this can be done is by bringing their usual businesses ‘back to life,’ especially our educational facilities,” McNair said.

This local club did not stop at one group or business; they have helped a countless number of people in need of assistance. One of those businesses is Lone Star College of Kingwood.

The facility once had a Free Speech Stage, where students could gather for educational or political rallies, musical bands and more. This stage was complete with excellent lighting and microphones to give students the best, live experience possible. However, this mid-campus attraction was damaged beyond use by the hurricane. Now Rotary members are working to rebuild this campus highlight.

For more information on how to help the Humble Rotary club or become a member, visit humblerotary.com.