Rotary Club of Brazosport



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Member Birthdays:
  • Walter Branson
    August 2
  • Peggy Wille
    August 9
  • Jason Wadley
    August 13
  • Frank Grady
    August 14
  • David Nicks
    August 17
  • Richard Craw
    August 17
  • Scott Glick
    August 18
  • Jennifer Caulkins
    August 22
  • Vicki Polak
    August 23
  • Harry Koester Jr.
    August 24
  • Amy Stewart
    August 27
  • Jim Pierce
    August 31
  • Scott Ferry
    August 31
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Ron Stewart
    August 10
  • Ed Christman
    August 13
  • Marcia Pierce
    August 24
  • Melinda
    August 27
  • Jeff Pauls
    August 28
  • Luz
    August 30
  • Jim Martin
    August 4
  • Jacque Cundieff
    Elliott Cundieff
    August 11
  • Doug Raymer
    Peggy Raymer
    August 17
  • Kevin Cadenhead
    August 17
  • Jeffrey Fattig
    August 18
  • Amy Stewart
    Ron Stewart
    August 23
Join Date:
  • Diane Hill
    August 1, 2002
    12 years
  • Ginger Wooster
    August 12, 2008
    6 years
  • Richard Craw
    August 15, 2008
    6 years

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Lake Jackson Civic Center
333 Highway 332 E.
Lake Jackson, TX  77566-6104
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Great news! With our big haul at last week's meeting, we are within $5,000 of our goal of $21,250 in sponsorship growth, which would put us at a total of $132,150. That's nothing short of amazing giving us a growth of almost 20 percent.
But you know what would be really incredible? We are less than $18,000 away from reaching $150,000. If each of us were to bring in just one $250 sponsorship in the next two and a half weeks, we would be there.
Let's not be afraid to set our goals high. Let's push ourselves to do more than we thought we could.
Let's give ourselves the tools to go out and help our community this year more than we ever have before.
Let's hit $150,000.

Brazosport Rotary's shrimp boil is off to a great start! Listed below are the sponsors who have donated more than $1,000 to our shrimp boil. Thank you to all of our sponsors, we could not do this without you.
Co-Lead Sponsors - $10,000
Honda of Lake Jackson
Pearl Sponsors - $7,500
Dow Chemical
Diamond Sponsors - $5,000
Brazosport Regional Health System
Iron Horse Recycling
Merrill Lynch
Mustang/ Cat
$3,000 Sponsor
Doyle and Wachtstetter
Platinum Sponsors -$2,500
Apex Metal Systems
Brown and Brown
Mike and Roxanne Strobel
Nationwide Insurance
Phillips 66
Waste Connections of Texas
$2,000 Sponsors
Houston Crushed Concrete
$1,500 Sponsors
First Innovations
Luycx Plumbing
Veolia Water Operating Services
Gold Sponsorship - $1,000
Betty Allen in Memory of Jim Allen
Boaz Export
Bottom Dollar Carpet
Branson Construction
Brazos Mall
Coronado Trucking
Frank and Jonathan Grady Brazosport Eye Clinic
Freeport LNG
Gulf Coast Eye Center
Hugh and Jayne Leidlein
IsoTherapeutics Group LLC
Kennemer, Masters and Lunsford, LLC
Lake Jackson Plastic Surgery
Matula and Matula
Muchowich Offshore Oil Services, Inc
Sorrell Construction, Equipment and Materials, inc.
Straight Line Metal Buildings
Texas Crew Boats
The Infinity Group
Vulcan Materials Company

Brazosport Rotary Club Recently welcomed to the club Chris Gilkison, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. Welcome to Brazosport Rotary Chris!
Fred Cordes, Semi Retired, Former Business owner, SCUBA instructor, recently joined the Brazosport Rotary Club. Welcome to Brazosport Rotary Fred!

Editor’s Note:  The members of rotary are a very diverse group. We come from all over the world, and we come from right here in Brazoria County. We have different backgrounds, experience and skills and when we join them together, amazing things happen. As we are joining together to do good in the community, we thought it would be great to feature members of Rotary.  Allow us to introduce you to Obinna “Obi” Ononobi. Obi is one of the newest Rotarians to join the Brazosport Rotary Club. We reached out to Obi to learn a little bit more about his career path, motivation, family and hobbies.  Welcome Obi to the Club!
What do you do and what was your career path that brought you here?
I am the Administrator of Operations and Marketing at Altus Lake Jackson Center. My career path has mostly meant I have stayed in the classroom. I attended university for eight years where I obtained my MBA and Masters of Hospital Administration (MHA).
What do you love most about your job?
I love having the opportunity to work with and influence my employees on a daily basis. I also enjoy having the chance to be a blessing to patients that have financial issues and burdens when it comes to receiving healthcare. 
Did you grow up in Brazoria County?
No, I am fairly new to the community, I have only been here for about 4 months.
What is something interesting the Rotary club should know about you?
I am originally from Nigeria and I won a visa lottery to come to the United States.
Why did you join rotary?
I was forced! Just kidding, I saw the good that men like Kenny and Walter were doing. I was impressed and wanted to join an organization that benefited and cared for the community, not just themselves.
What motivates you?
The idea of failing. I want to learn from failures and ensure that those mistakes are not made again.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Hobbies?
I enjoy exercising and playing sports. I played football in college, but really enjoy basketball.
Can you tell us a little bit about your family?
I have five siblings, four sisters and a brother. I am number 3 out of the six children.

Editor’s Note:  The members of rotary are a very diverse group. We come from all over the world, and we come from right here in Brazoria County. We have different backgrounds, experience and skills and when we join them together, amazing things happen. As we are joining together to do good in the community, we thought it would be great to feature members of Rotary.  Allow us to introduce you to Cindy Inman. Cindy is one of the newest Rotarians to join the Brazosport Rotary Club. We reached out to Cindy to learn a little bit more about her career path, motivation, family and hobbies. Welcome Cindy to the Club!  
What do you do and what was your career path that brought you here?
Almost every job I have had has involved me doing some sort of bookkeeping, accounting and office management. I was an Army Brat, my step-dad retired from the Army in 1979 and we moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, where I lived until moving here in January 1992. Branson Construction was my first job and I worked there until 2000. In 2000, I moved with my family to Texarkana. My youngest daughter graduated high school in May 2012 and around that time Walter called and said he needed someone to come in and straighten out his office. What started as a 6-week task, ended with me coming back to work full-time managing the office.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with numbers. Accounting has always been a joy to me. Give me something to reconcile and I’m like a kid in a candy store. Seriously, I love all aspects of bookkeeping and it’s just second nature to me and never feels like it’s a job.
Second, I work with an amazing crew in the office as well as in the field. Nothing gives me more joy than the co-workers I have developed life-long friendships with.
Third, I love the interaction with the customers and getting to know new people. I feel every customer is a friend and treat them as I would any friend.
Why did you join rotary?
I’m going to be a permanent resident in Lake Jackson, so I wanted to find an organization I could donate my time and talents to. My oldest daughter was in the Army for 5 years, and I had many organizations I was involved in at that time, but now that she is out I only donate my crafts. Since I’ve moved here in 2012, I’ve been looking for my next passion, and I’m hoping that will be the Brazosport Rotary Club.
What motivates you?
My two daughters and grandson.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Hobbies?
I love spending time with my family and my hobby/obsession/addiction is crafting. I love to make cards, scrapbooks, altered items, pretty much any paper craft you can imagine. I have a room devoted to my crafts and any free time I have I tend to spend in my craft room.
Can you tell us a little bit about your family?
I have two beautiful and amazing daughters. My oldest daughter, Lauren, served in the Army for 5 years (1 of those years in Afghanistan) and is currently in her third year of college at Texas A&M – Texarkana campus. My youngest daughter, Casey, just gave me an amazing grandson, Stanton. She is currently a stay at home mom who comes to help out in the office when I’m overwhelmed with work. I think she is going to get bit by the “accounting bug” too. I can’t begin to express the pride and joy the three of them are. I have an amazing boyfriend, Mele, who has a beautiful daughter, Marina, who is going to be a junior in high school. I am in love with my life and see a beautiful future!
As we end this interview, what is something interesting the rotary club should know about you?
Something interesting, hmmmmmm, I’m very OCD and have a wonderful sense of humor about it.I’m a devoted mom, “gammy,” daughter, girlfriend and friend.I love meeting new people and building new friendships while supporting my community.

Fellow Rotarians,
Let me begin by thanking each of you for all of your hard work. We are seeing wonderful results and growth. Everyone has stepped up to the plate and worked incredibly hard to make this our best Shrimp Boil ever.
We are entering the home stretch and there are a few things to bear in mind as we make our final push. As mentioned, this Tuesday is the final day for apron sponsorships and regular sponsorships of $2,500 and over (which go on the back of the t-shirts). In order to have everything in time for sponsor bag distribution that is the date that I will need to turn in everything to the printer.
On a similar subject, if you have sold an apron sponsorship or a $2,500 and up sponsorship that was not at that level before, I need a PDF of the company's logo by next Tuesday as well. If your sponsor has been on either one in years past then it will not be required (unless they have a new logo).
Another item that was mentioned today-if you have not gotten any raffle tickets to sell, please be sure to come see Keith Frank at next week's meeting. We all need to do our part to get them sold.
Lisa Pauls has been working very hard on our auction-let's please do all we can to help her by providing the best items possible. As well, please invite potential bidders to the event-the best items won't bring a good price without good bidders.
Finally, let's do our best to get the word out about our event, whether it is by word of mouth or social media. We have a lot of fun activities this year, and need the community to be informed so we can bring as many people as possible to the event.
Once again, thank you for everything you have all done, and continue to do.
Scott Ferry

Brazosport Rotary Club recently welcomed new Rotarians to the club! Pictured are Cindy Inman, Obi Ononobi and Depak Patel.

Another week closer to Shrimp Boil. Things have picked up considerably-we brought in $35,000 at last week's meeting!
Our next milestone date is August 5th- a little more than a week away. That is our deadline for both apron sponsorships and sponsorships to be shown on the back of our t-shirts ($2,500 and above). So please, let's get out there and make the next two weeks count!
As the sponsorship window starts to wind down, please be mindful of the remaining areas of revenue-raffle ticket sales, auction items, and meal ticket sales. Let's continue to build on our good start, and push through to the end to make our event a success!
Thanks again to everyone for all you do. A special thanks this week to Cindy Suggs- her behind the scenes work on publicity and activities is truly amazing.
We are starting to spread the word about the new activities for this year using the Shrimp Boil Facebook page. In order to do so as effectively as possible, we need to reach as many people as we can.
If you have not already done so, please like our page:
hTen please invite your friends to do the same, and as the new posts come up, please share them so that they get spread far and wide. We are working hard to make this an exciting event for everyone, and want to be sure the community knows all of the great new things that are in store.
Thank you!
- Scott

Brazosport Rotary recently thanked Jasper Thomas and Sharon Ferguson for their help in making the Scouts Picnic a huge success. Jasper and Sharon generously created the cowboy display. Len Davis is pictured giving them a check as a small token of appreciation.

Diane Pavey from the San Jacinto Girl Scout Council recently accepted a $25,000 check for the Girls on the Go Program. The program helps benefit economically disadvantaged girls.
Tom Pruett, Honorary Member, accepts a $3,800 check for Crystal Crafters.

Recently, the Brazosport Rotary club helped move an office from the Dream Center to Christ Lutheran Church. Thank you to all who came out and helped make this a safe and successful move!

Although it may not seem like it, Shrimp Boil is rapidly approaching. We are now down to six weeks to the event. The clock is ticking, and I am asking that if you have not contacted any of your sponsors from last year, please do so this week. We have t-shirts to order, a sponsor board to make, and several other items, so please do not wait until the last minute. (I know it is a Rotary tradition to not do today what can be put off again tomorrow, but let's not hold too tightly to the past please).
Also, we have our apron sponsorships available, so if you are interested, or have a sponsor interested, please let me know in the next two weeks. The aprons have a substantial lead time as well.
Thank you everyone for all that you do. I greatly appreciate everyone's hard work.
Scott Ferry



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Dr Millicent Valek
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Sep 16, 2014
Jon Taylor PHD
Behavioral Psychologist, Author and Hypnotist
Sep 23, 2014
Joe Rinehart
Lake Jackson Update
Sep 30, 2014
Dennis Bonnen
Border Security
Oct 07, 2014
Uchenna Agu
Season 7 Amazing Race winner!
Oct 14, 2014
Linda Nagel
District News
Oct 21, 2014
Grove Noorwood
The Heart of TX Foundation Prision Ministry
Oct 28, 2014
Sen Joan Huffman
Tx Update
Nov 04, 2014
Ammar Habbib
Lake Jackson Grad previous Brazosport Rotary Scholarship recipient 2011 and writer.
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Doreen Lerner, Ph.D.
Institute for lifelong weight management
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