ROMEO (Rice Owl Mentors Eating Out) is an informal fellowship group of alumni and friends of Rice University in Houston, Texas, formed in the early 1990’s. We are sanctioned by the Alumni Office of Rice as an Alumni Special Interest Group. All men and women with an interest in Rice University are welcome to join ROMEO. There are no dues and the only cost is for lunch.

We meet for lunch once a quarter at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Club on Westheimer Way at 5430 Westheimer Rd. Free parking is available for HESS guests on the garage lower level, where there is a direct club entrance and elevator – NO STAIRS!

The cash bar opens about 11.15 and seated lunch begins at 12.00. Programs include varied and interesting presentations by Rice faculty and other members of the Rice community.

Joining ROMEO is very simple. You must:

  1. be somehow interested in Rice University;
  2. show up and pay for lunch; and
  3. raise your right hand and repeat: “I am a ROMEO“.

Do you need a ride to the meetings? Or can you give a ride to someone who needs one? Please let them know at the door when you check in.

For more information about ROMEO, contact Woods Martin (class of ’49) at 713-621-3786 or email ROMEO@alumni.rice.edu

  • Read our history in this article in Cornerstone (beginning on page 11)
  • In January 2010, the group officially changed its name to Rice Owl Mentors Eating Out.

This web site is maintained by Leigh Anderson, class of ‘71. For questions or comments on the web site, please email me at RiceROMEO@tayara.com

The web address is http://alumni.rice.edu/romeo