Service Committee Meeting
Progam Committee Meeting has been CANCELLED
During this time, the club will be voting on Harry Watson for club Secretary.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL
Service and Charity Super Committee Meeting
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon Meeting (Members and Guests)
Ryan Sitton is serving the state of Texas as the first engineer on the Railroad Commission in 50 years. A leading expert in energy markets, production and regulation, in 2014, he was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency that oversees oil and gas regulation in Texas. A native Texan who grew up in the Irving area, Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer.
In 2006, Sitton and Jennifer founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. What began as a garage project has today become a leading company, with over 700 employees across four continents. Inc. Magazine has consecutively recognized Pinnacle as one of the top 1,500 fastest growing, privately held companies in the world. PinnacleART has also been part of the coveted Aggie 100, which celebrates and recognizes the fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses for three consecutive years.
With over 20 years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, Ryan is an active member of several industry groups including: The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. He is the current Chairman of Texas A&M’s Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council and regularly works with leaders in Texas higher education to support the principles that will keep those institutions leading the nation.
Ryan is one of the foremost authorities on integrity programs and risk analysis, having been frequently called to provide expertise to some of the world’s most complex companies. In addition, he has provided expertise in both regulatory and civil court cases and he has advised several public groups including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In 2015, Ryan was recognized as one of the 40 most influential leaders under the age of 40 in the Houston area and he became the youngest person identified as a distinguished Engineering Alumnus by Texas A&M. In 2016, he received the Hearst Energy Award for Government Service.
Ryan and his wife Jennifer have three children – Sarah, Luke, and Lance – and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
Dr. Alfred Mansour is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has recently been named Director of the UT Ortho Comprehensive Hip Preservation Program and serves as a Team Physician for the Houston Rockets NBA Organization. In addition to leading the hip preservation program, he also currently serves as Director of Pediatric Orthopedics.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Mansour completed dual fellowships in both Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery with an emphasis on the full spectrum of hip preservation. His combined training experiences have shaped his subspecialized expertise and approach to both sports medicine and hip preservation in children and athletic adults. He is one of only a handful of surgeons nationally employing both arthroscopic and open surgical techniques including periacetabular osteotomy for complex hip problems including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia. He also specializes in fractures and growth plate injuries of the extremities, patellar instability, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), ACL ruptures, and cartilage injuries of the elbow, hip, knee and ankle.
Dr. Mansour received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, while becoming a seven-time NCAA All-American swimmer and finalist for NCAA National Scholar Athlete of the Year. His experience at the elite level of athletics as a competitor and physician give him a unique perspective in caring for the high-level athlete of all ages.
He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed both his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Mansour went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an additional fellowship in Sports Medicine from the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic, serving as an assistant team physician to the Denver Broncos Football Club and Colorado Rockies Baseball organization.
Dr. Mansour is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, where he serves on multiple national committees. He has been recognized by H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia Magazine multiple years as one of the “Top Doctors” in Texas in both pediatric orthopaedics as well as sports medicine.
His research interests include various areas of sports medicine and hip preservation and he has presented at a multitude of national meetings. He has numerous publications in a variety of orthopaedic journals and frequently lectures on the topics of hip preservation in adolescent and young adults, pediatric sports medicine, and trauma.
8th Annual Kiwanis Fall Classic Bike Ride
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Sealy Business & Professional Park
1008 Main Street
Sealy, TX 77474
22, 33, 45 and 60 mile routes available
Registration is $40
Calling all Kiwanis volunteers!
PROGRAM & SOCIAL SUPER COMMITTEE MEETING
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Dr. Michael S. Wong is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University. He is also Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. He was educated and trained at Caltech, MIT, and UCSB before arriving at Rice in 2001. His research program broadly addresses chemical engineering problems using the tools of materials chemistry, with a particular interest in energy and environmental applications ("catalysis for clean water").
He has received numerous honors, including the MIT TR35 Young Innovator Award, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Young Investigator Award, Smithsonian Magazine Young Innovator Award, and the North American Catalysis Society/Southwest Catalysis Society Excellence in Applied Catalysis Award. He is Research Thrust Leader on 'Multifunctional Nanomaterials" in the NSF-funded NEWT (Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment) Engineering Research Center. He is Chair of the ACS Division of Catalysis Science and Technology (CATL), and serves on the Applied Catalysis B: Environmental editorial board. Previous experiences include Chairmanship of the AIChE Nanoscale Science and EngineeringForum and Chemistry of Materials editorial board membership.
Speaker: Ambassador Chase Untermeyer
Chase Untermeyer has been an international business consultant since serving three years (from 2004 to 2007) as United States ambassador to the State of Qatar.
He has held positions at all four levels of government – local, state, national, and international — over a period of more than 30 years, with work in journalism, academia, and business as well.
Ambassador Untermeyer was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, on 7 March 1946 and came to Houston at the age of two. He is a product of the Spring Branch public schools and is a 1968 graduate of Harvard College with honors in government. While in college, he helped George H.W. Bush in his 1966 race for a seat in Congress from Houston and spent two summers as an intern on the Washington staff of freshman Congressman Bush.
Commissioned under the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program, Mr Untermeyer served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as an officer aboard the Pacific Fleet destroyer USS Benner (DD-807) and as aide and flag lieutenant to the late Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman, commander of U.S. naval forces in the Philippines. Immediately after leaving the Navy in 1970, he traveled for 16 months on his own through Asia and Africa.
Returning to Houston in 1971, Mr Untermeyer began his career as a political reporter for the Houston Chronicle. He left three years later to become executive assistant to the newly-elected county judge (chief executive) of Harris County, the county which surrounds Houston. In 1976, he was elected as a Republican to the first of two terms as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from a district that included the River Oaks, Tanglewood, and Spring Branch areas of Houston.
In 1977-78, he collaborated with George Bush on memoirs of his public life. The work was never published, but parts of it were used in Bush’s subsequent book, Looking Forward (1987) with Victor Gold. In connection with this project, he accompanied Mr and Mrs Bush on their return trip to China in the fall of 1977 in a delegation that included the future US secretary of State, James A. Baker III; the future US ambassador to China, James R. Lilley; political journalist David Broder of the Washington Post; and the renowned author and broadcast journalist Lowell Thomas.
In the fall of 1980, then-State Representative Untermeyer was a fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard, where he led a student study group on how to get started in politics.
When Bush was elected vice president in 1980, Mr Untermeyer resigned his seat in the Legislature to go to Washington as his executive assistant. During two years on the vice presidential staff he handled politics, Texan affairs, and presidential personnel. Mr Untermeyer also traveled with the Vice President on a total of 99 trips, ten of them abroad.
In 1983 he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities, in charge of the bases and other land and buildings of the Navy and Marine Corps. The next year; President Reagan appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, with responsibility for recruiting, training, health, housing, discipline, and other personnel aspects of 600,000 Navy and 200,000 Marine Corps men and women, plus one-third million civilian employees.
Mr Untermeyer resigned his position at the Navy Department to spend the 1988 presidential campaign planning the transition in the event Vice President Bush was elected. The morning after his election, Mr Bush named Mr Untermeyer as director of presidential personnel, to advise him on some 3500 federal appointments. He continued in this role as an Assistant to the President in the White House through August 1991, when he became director of the Voice of America, the overseas broadcasting arm of the U.S. Government. In addition, he oversaw Worldnet, a 24-hour/day television service, and Radio and TV Martí, which broadcast entirely to Cuba.
Upon the conclusion of his government service in 1993, Mr Untermeyer became director of public affairs at the Compaq Computer Corporation, leaving prior to its merger with Hewlett Packard in 2002. He then served as vice president for government affairs and professor of public policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston until his appointment in 2004 as ambassador to Qatar.
In January 1999, Mr Untermeyer was appointed chairman of the Texas State Board of Education by then-Governor George W. Bush and served as chairman through the end of the Bush governorship. Having been elected in 2000 without opposition to a full term with over 330,000 votes, he remained a member of the Board until the completion of this term in January 2003.
He is currently chairman of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, a member of the Texas Ethics Commission, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and founding chairman of the US-Qatar Institute.
In prior part-time public service, he has been chairman of the Board of Visitors of the US Naval Academy; president of the Houston READ Commission, the city’s coalition for literacy; a member of the board of National Public Radio; a member of the advisory council of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico (Fideicomiso de Conservación de Puerto Rico); a member of the Houston Port Commission; a member of the Defense Health Board; and a founding member of the board of the Episcopal Health Foundation.
He is married to the former Diana Cumming Kendrick of Sheridan, Wyoming. They met in the White House the first week of the Bush Administration when she was executive assistant to Boyden Gray, counsel to President Bush. Their daughter Ellyson, a 2016 graduate of Stanford University, is affiliated with Thiel Capital in San Francisco.
Mr. Untermeyer is the author of three volumes of memories of the Reagan-Bush era, When Things Went Right (Texas A&M University Press, 2013), Inside Reagan’s Navy (Texas A&M University Press, 2015), and Zenith: In the White House of George HW Bush (Texas A&M University Press, 2013). He has also published How Important People Act: Behaving Yourself in Public (Bright Sky Press, 2014).
Thanksgiving Meals-On-Wheels Service Activity
CCSC Jingle Bell Express
December 4, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Meet at CCSC
3434 Branard, 77027
* Enlist family members! (at least 10 years-old, please)* *Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes!
Load supplies at CCSC and then unload at Faith Lutheran Church, 4600 Bellaire Boulevard.
Sign-up at a luncheon meeting or to Gilbert Godbold firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-256-5649.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL
Home: Keith Solomon's Home
More Information to come.
This event is for Past Presidents only.
Annual Golf Outing - -Benefitting Texas Children's Hospital
Save the Date!
Kiwanis International Convention
Las Vegas, NV
June 28 - July 1, 2018
CCSC Back-to-School Express.
August 3, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Meet at CCSC
3434 Branard, 77027
Help load & unload a truck & SUVs with backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged kids.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON SOCIAL