Rotary Club of The Woodlands Dedicates Clock
“As chairman of the Township Board of Directors, I am pleased to accept this magnificent gift to The Woodlands.
As you may recall, we made an exception to our normal practice of receiving gifts. And it is fitting that we did. For this is an exceptional opportunity – presented to us by an exceptional organization: The Woodlands Rotary Club. And it is an exceptional occasion: the 40th Anniversary of the service club.
So on behalf of The Woodlands community, I say Thank You.
Everywhere I go in the world, from Asia to South America, from Africa to Europe – I see signs in fine hotels: ‘Rotary Club meets here.’ And I know Rotary is working in that community for the common good. You are to be commended.
We placed this generous gift in an exceptional location. At the entrance of Town Green Park. This park was a TCID project back in 2006, when I served as chairman. We built the park on 4 acres of land donated by The Woodlands Development Company.
Today we have 140 parks in our town – and this one, designed to be the Central Park for The Woodlands – was the 100th.
And here for decades to come will stand this magnificent Time Piece – reminding us Scripture’s admonition: that Time is fleeting. Each day we will do well to ask ourselves:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
So that on our final day on earth, when the hour comes, we might know we’ve lived well.
Again, on behalf of the 114,000 residents of The Woodlands, I say Thank You.”
Last December, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors approved The Rotary of The Woodlands’ proposal to donate the clock, agreeing to cover the expense to purchase the and install the timepiece in the Town Center’s main park and allowed the club’s logo on the four faces of the clock. Past Rotary President Julie Martineau stated “When you go to cities across the world you see Rotary has done something to improve the quality of life.”
As noted on the club’s website, “The Rotary Club of The Woodlands sponsors five Interact clubs, which encourage leadership and service, at high schools in South Montgomery County. The club also offers $30,000 in scholarships every year for high school students entering college as well as Lone Star College – Montgomery students seeking to continue their education locally.”
Learn more about The Rotary Club of The Woodlands by going to WoodlandsRotary.org