Service Above Self – Rotary Club

The Rotary Four-Way Test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned?

Marvin Marcell has been involved in different Rotary Clubs since 1969. Marvin says, “Regardless of religion, creed, or upbringing, the Four-Way Test provides the principles Rotarians are asked to live by. They guide our decisions throughout the day, every day, in every aspect of life.”

Founded more than 100 years ago as an all-male organization, today Rotary is fully coed, diverse, and exists in more than 60 countries. It’s a very active volunteer organization with a “Service Above Self” philosophy. Marvin is incoming President of Sugar Land Rotary Club. He says, “With nearly 70 members, we are a local volunteer resource. Part of my job as President is discovering where the club can be utilized during the year. Figuring out what fits. Working together as a large group, we can move mountains. Many of our area organizations have ongoing needs. We will continue to play a role in helping Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, CASA, Fort Bend Women’s Center, Fort Bend Meals on Wheels, and our Santa’s Exchange program with Toys for Tots. We’ll be working with our cities and other nonprofits to bring disadvantaged neighborhoods to a healthy standard. We are expanding our focus to include Stafford, Meadows Place, and Missouri City. Missouri City Director of Parks and Recreation, Jason Mangum, is a member of our club and VP in charge of our expansion.” Special projects on the upcoming agenda include working with the Sugar Land, Stafford, and Missouri City Police Departments. “We want to do our part to control crime. Be a part of the solution.”

This year, Rotary International’s convention is right here in Houston. Marvin says, “The convention provides us a great opportunity to see what’s worked in other places…find new things that could be implemented here locally.”

Sugar Land Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at Sugar Creek Country Club. “At every meeting, we provide a program that is meaningful. We want it to be worth coming for our members and their guests.” Want to get involved? Visit to learn about the many ways you can make a difference with the Sugar Land Rotary Club.

Sugar Land Rotary Club


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