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Welcome W. Wilson Sr.

2019 Distinguished Citizen Award Gala

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

at the Royal Sonesta Houston

Award Nominee

Welcome W. Wilson Sr

A Houston Real Estate Developer for 61 years, Welcome is  Chairman of Welcome Group, which owns 4,000,000 square feet of Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities in 87 locations in Texas.
Honors include: Inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame, Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Houston Business Journal and Awarded an Honorary Doctors degree from the University of Houston, where he was a BBA grad in 1949.
Of note, he received the UH Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1970, the UH Bauer College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 1996, the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005 from Texas Southmost College and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley in 2018.


What is DCA 2019

Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award is presented annually to someone in Houston who exhibits high ideals, leadership and philanthropy. The funds raised support the club’s on-going service activities. This year the club is honored to present the Distinguished Citizen Award to its very own, Welcome W. Wilson Sr.

Since it was first presented in 1962, the Rotary Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award has gone to an impressive array of individual Houstonians and Houston institutions.

The Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award is the Rotary Club of Houston’s major fundraiser for its many community service projects.


The Rotary Club of Houston is a group of business leaders working together collaboratively to impact positive change in our community and around the world, operating consistently with Rotary's motto of Service Above Self. Some of our service projects include:

Camp Enterprise is an annual activity that introduces business and business ethics to 75 high school juniors.

Burnett Bayland Outreach has delivered personal support and mentoring to at-risk children at the county run resident.

Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International is a patient housing facility exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of M. D. Anderson cancer patients and their families. It was made possible by grants from the Rotary Club of Houston and The Houston Endowment.

The club also works actively in many other areas including mentoring elementary school youth, giving assistance to ex- offenders, and international projects, including Polio Plus.

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