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Growing Membership Options In Rotary

Frank Garafola was born in July 1944, at the height of the Second World War as the Battle of Normandy turned the tide in favor of the Allies. Growing up in the Empire State of New York, he pursued and earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

 

The call to serve modern society drew Frank south to Texas in 1980, where he launched his career in the oil & gas industry as a geophysicist.  Working for companies like Schlumberger and CGG, an integrated geoscience company, Frank focused on seismic acquisition & processing, working to fuel America’s thirst for energy from both onshore and offshore hydrocarbon fields. This included formations in waters off the Gulf of Mexico and under dusty, dry stretches of the Lone Star State such as the Permian Basin. After 34 years of staring at rocks and rock formations, Frank decided to pursue the life of leisure in 2014 when he retired from all that hard work.

 

He and his wife Ellen crossed paths 43 years ago in 1975, and became inseparable. In addition to raising two sons and a daughter, they shared a passion for travel and photography until Ellen passed away a year ago.

 

Frank is dedicated to community service helping out organizations like Family Hope, and joining our Rotary Club last August.  One of the areas he’s interested in is growing membership, and his talk this morning is on the options and flexibility that Rotary Clubs today have to offer.

Mar 02, 2018

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Rotary Foundation

Terry Ziegler is a native Houstonian and a Texas Tech University graduate with an Honors Studies degree in microbiology.

 

Terry and his wife, Sarka, have two daughters and Terry is the owner of Big Z Lumber Company, a  business operating in Houston since 1938.

 

A Rotarian since 1982, Terry served as president of the West U Rotary Club in 2004-05 and as the Astrodome Rotary Club’s president in 1988-89.  The West U Club was awarded the “Best Large Club” in District 5890 during his year as president.  

 

In addition, Terry attended a baseball game for physically & mentally challenged youth on the White House lawn with President George W. Bush as a result of the West U Rotary Club’s Centennial Project.

 

Terry produces a Polio Eradication Update which is emailed weekly to Rotarians around the world, and in 2010 received the Rotary Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World.  In 2015 Terry received The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service.

 

Terry is currently serving as the Rotary District 5890 Polio Eradication Committee Chair, as a Lone Star President Elect Training Seminar Discussion Leader, and as the Rotary Zone 21B Paul Harris Society Coordinator.

 
Mar 16, 2018
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