At the Rotary District 5890 Convention, held in May in New Orleans, the district awarded Maria Rodriguez, president of the Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club with the award for president of the “Small Club of the Year.” She was nominated for the honor by Assistant District Governor Bill Parlko of the North Shore Rotary Club, who has worked with her on a number of community and Rotary projects.
There are over 60 clubs in the district, so the competition was intense. Maria is seen here with the sculptural award, signifying the International Theme for the Year, “Light Up Rotary.” Maria has been president for the 2014-2015 year, during which the club increased its membership, held community food fairs and health fairs, the annual Million Dollar Meal, a Gold Tournament, a Cake Auction, and a popular Country Fair, and awarded scholarships to 28 students. The Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club celebrated with the 28 Galena Park High School graduating seniors by presenting them with college scholarships ranging from $500.00 to $1,500.00 at the club luncheon on May 26 at Baggett Center.
The club also sponsors an Interact club for students at Galena Park High School. Maria is employed by the Galena Park ISD and works at Galena Park High School. Congratulations to her, and the club.