Rotary Club of Brazosport



Club Executives & Directors

Program Chair
Sgt at Arms
Past President
Director-Club Service
Director-Next Generation
Director-Public Relations
Shrimp Boil/Fundraising
Director-Club Administration
Director-The Rotary Foundation
Executive Secretary
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Serena Andrews
    November 2
  • Tod Tracy
    November 7
  • Sharline Lancaster
    November 10
  • David Landsborough
    November 11
  • Jim Martin
    November 12
  • Tabitha Ray
    November 14
  • Corky Melass
    November 15
  • Drew Lindsey
    November 15
  • Donna Jackson
    November 19
  • Deepak Patel
    November 24
  • Jane Leidlein
    November 24
  • Steven Elbert
    November 25
  • Obinna Ononobi
    November 30
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Natalie Brian
    November 1
  • Corky Melass
    November 15
  • Tonya Hester
    November 17
  • Vicki Melass
    Corky Melass
    November 14
  • Fred Cordes
    Karen Cordes
    November 26
  • Kenneth K. Vernor
    November 30
Join Date:
  • Jacque Cundieff
    November 1, 1995
    20 years
  • Kevin Baker
    November 1, 1984
    31 years
  • Michael Coburn
    November 1, 1987
    28 years
  • Norman Wood
    November 1, 1988
    27 years
  • Thomas Pruett
    November 1, 1979
    36 years
  • Steven Elbert
    November 2, 2002
    13 years
  • Barbara Franklin
    November 5, 2002
    13 years
  • Marc Herns
    November 5, 2008
    7 years
  • Vickie Anderson
    November 24, 2014
    1 year
  • Richard Przeworski
    November 25, 2008
    7 years
  • Shelley Nadel
    November 25, 2014
    1 year
  • Scott Glick
    November 30, 2011
    4 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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Dear Brazosport Rotary.
My name is Madison Walters. I am part of Brazoswood High School's Class of 2015. I would like to thank you for the scholarship you have given me. It will certainly be a huge help to my family this fall when I attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a degree in Mathematics. I am extremely grateful.
Thank you so much.
Madison Walters.

I would like to thank the Brazosport Rotary Club for their generous scholarship. I would also like to apologize for not attending the luncheon, my schedule conflicted. The scholarship will be used in its full capacity and is greatly appreciated. Thank you again!
Sincerely, Samantha Randolph

Dear Brazosport Rotary Club,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as a recipient of the Brazosport Rotary Club Scholarship for 2015. Your organization's generous support is helping me to fulfill a lifelong dream of going to college and will help in greatly reducing my financial burdens and allow me to focus on my education.
I will be starting my freshman year at Texas A&M in College Station in the fall majoring in Biomedical Science.
Thanks again for investing in my future. I will make sure to do my best in achieving my academic and career goals.
Annika Moreno
Gig 'Em
Texas A&M
Class of 2019

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the Brazosport Rotary Club scholarship. I thank you (Jacque) and Brazosport Rotary Club for your generous support and for the recognition lunch event in Lake Jackson. I am glad to have the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity.
Scholarship patrons like yourself help substantially reduce the tuition that many students must pay for college, enabling some students to attend college they might otherwise be  be unable to afford at all and thereby not be able to pursue the careers which they have dreamed of.
I consider myself very fortunate to be accepted into the Texas A&M University at Galveston and the Texas Maritime Academy. Having graduated from Brazoswood High School on June 5, I look forward to studing marine transportation this fall.
My Parents and teachers always strived to make me realize the high value of education. I will do my very best at Texas A&M Galveston and look forward to becoming a Sea Aggie and pursuing a career in marine transportation.
Once again, I thank you for your support and I offer my sincerest thanks for your continued generosity to the Brazosport Rotary Club Scholarship.
Respectfully submittted,
Conner Costello

Dear Brazosport Rotary Club,
I'd like to express my sincere gratitude for the generous scholarship you awarded me. Thank you for choosing me as one of the recipients to receive this scholarship. My education and career is so important to me and I couldn't thank you enough for the amazing opportunity. I appreciate the recognition of my efforts and all the support.
Sara Villarreal

Come one, come all to the Brazosport Rotary Shrimp Boil this Saturday, August 22nd from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Freeport Municipal Park. Delicious shrimp and fish await you, as well as some of our best auction items ever!! We will give away a 2015 Honda Accord, as well as 9 other prizes, ranging in value, at the conclusion of the live auction. Car raffle tickets are still available for $100 each.
The program will begin at noon, with the live auction starting shortly afterward. Here are just a few of the exciting items that will be featured in the auction:
  • A September to Remember: The Ultimate Houston Fan Package - includes tickets for 4 to 3 different Astros games on September 1st (Seattle Mariners), September 21st (LA Angels), September 25th (Texas Rangers), 2 tickets to the Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay game on September 27th, a Jon Weeks signed football, and an Andre' Johnson signed football.
  • Duck Hunt for 4 at Halls Bayou Ranch Hunting Club
  • JJ Watt Signed Jersey
  • Fire pit and cooker
  • 2 Fisher Price Power Wheels Jeeps (Jeep Wrangler and Dora the Explorer)
  • Large Big Green Egg
  • Surf and Turf for 8 at the Wurst Haus
  • 64GB iPad Air 2 with Wifi and case
This is just a sample of the items you might just walk away with on Saturday if you are the lucky winning bidder!!
Brazosport Rotary supports more than 50 local nonprofit organizations and awards $35,000 in scholarships to high school students each year. Our community support is only possible with a successful Shrimp Boil - come out and help make it our best ever!! We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information, or to buy a car raffle ticket, call Lisa Pauls at 979-299-7172 or any Brazosport Rotarian.

Brazosport Rotary Club would like to extend our thanks for the support of the community and our partners. The Annual Shrimp Boil was huge success, raising money that will all go back to serve the good of our neighbors., have a hand in eradicating polio in the world and help transform the lives of the less fortunate worldwide.
Co-Lead Sponsors - $10,000
Honda of Lake Jackson
Pearl Sponsors - $7,500
Mustang Cat Truck Center
Diamond Sponsors - $5,000-7,499
Dow Chemicall Company
Freeport LNG
Merrill Lynch-Lisa Pauls
Vernor Materials & Equipment
Platinum Sponsors -$2,500-4,999
Apex Metal Systems
Art's Sign Services, Inc.
Branson Construction
Brazosport Regional Health System
Doyle & Wachtstetter, Inc.
Mike and Roxanne Strobel
Phillip's 66
Sorrell Construction, Equipment
Tracy C. Hester Agency
Veolia Water NA Operating Service
Gold $1,000 -2,499
Bottom Dollar Carpet
Brrazos Mall
Buc-ee's LTD
DeBusk Services Group
Everitt Industrial Supply, Inc.
First Innovations
Brazosport Eye Clinic
Gulf Coast Eye Center
Gulf Coast Tractor
Infinity Construction Services
John Head & Associates
Kennemer, Masters and Lunsford
Lake Jackson Plastic Surgery
Luycx Plumbing
Matula & Matula
Moody National Bank
Retirement Planning and Wealth Solutions
Texas Crew Boats
The Brazosport Facts
The Source Weekly
Westfield Construction LLC
Zachry Group
Silver- $500-999
Allsides Inspection 
American Realty
Betty Allen-in memory of Jim Allen
Brazos Fasteners, Inc.
Brazosport ISD
Brazosport Tire Co.
D and L Propane
David and Christine Landsborough
Dr. Perry Mueller
Elbert Insurance Agency
Ervin Schroeder
Evco Industrial Hardward, Inc.
Gerald and Senera Andrews
Great American Title
Greg and Lucy Pendon
J&S Contractors
James and Marcia Pierce
Kenny and Karen McGehee
Kevin Baker and Lori Carper
KKR Sandpit
Lake Hardware and Lumber
Michael and Sherrie Steves
Mueller Manufacturing, Inc.
Offshore Oil Services, Inc.
Phillip Koury, DDS
Prather & Harlan A/C -Heating
Prosperity Bank
Restwood Funeral Home
Rimato Insurance
Scott Glick Enterprises
Shin-Etsu Silicones of America
SI Group
Spence Pharmacies
TDECU REal Estates
Turnkey Electric, Inc.
Vicki Melass-Allstate Insurance
VIT, Inc.
Allsides Inspections
Altus Emergency Center
American Realty
Brazos Fasteners, Inc.
Brazosport Tires
Colors on Parade
D&L Propane
Ding Lifters
Dredgeit Environmental
Elbert Insurance Agency
EVCO Industrial Hardware
First State Bank
Freeport Industrial
Fritz,Byrne, Head & Harrison
Gateway Trading
Great American Title
Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical
H. Braught & Associates
Heritage Bank
Honda of Brazosport
Honda of Lake Jackson Power Equipment
J & S Contractors
Jerome and Doris Aldrich
Mauro & Cordoba,P.L.L.C.
Michael & Sherrie Steves
Moody Bank
Mueller Manufacturing, Inc.
Perry Jinkins
Perry Mueller Jr DDS and Associates
Prather and Harlan AC
Prosperity Bank
Restwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park
Retirement Planning and Wealth Management
Rimato & Associates, LLC
Roy and Peggy Yates
Secure Check LLC
SI Group
SIG Insurance Troy Brimage Agency
Swagelok Texas Mid-Coast
TDECU Real Estate LLC
Texas Port Recycling
The Oak Financial Group-Jeremy Vernor
Thermal Soil Reclamation
Top Coat Inc.
Vicki Melass-Allstate Agency
Bronze Sponsors: $250-$499
Barbara B. Franklin
Bobby and Jaye Ford
Browster E. & Nancy C. Borg
Brian's BBQ
Commissioner Dude Payne
Congressman Randy Weber
Jim & Diane Hill
Jime & Shelli Martin
Jerome & Doris Alrich
John Motsch-Culligan Water Systems
Mike Coburn
Steve & Ann Polemenakos
Troy & Sabrina Brimage


I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to be a recipient for this scholarship. I am overwhelmingly thankful and appreciate the opportunity you've given me to help further my education. I will continue to be the hard- working, focused and determined student that I am.
Valarie Madrigal




The Rotary Foundation has Exceeded the 2014-15 Rotary Year $123 Million

Global Annual Fund Giving Goal! 

This is the first year in which Annual Fund Giving has exceeded $120 Million.




Our District's campaign for candidates for the 2016-2016 Rotary Ambassadorial/Global Grant Scholaships is now underway.

Application materials have been e-mailed to all club presidents and club foundation chairs.

We are seeking your help in promoting the program, and in identifying, recruiting and sponsoring (through your club) a post-graduate candidate, well in advance of the October 23, 2015 application deadline.

Each club may sponsor one candidate.

The District interviews will be held in Houston on November 21, 2015.

The application materials have been posted on the District 5890 website.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you for your support of the program.

Yours in Rotary,

Bill Barmore


Our time on this earth is finite, and it’s always shorter than we think.
How do we want to spend it? Will we give of ourselves to others, so that the world will be richer
because we passed through it? Or will we spend our days, as the famous Indian
poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote, in stringing and unstringing our instruments, while the song we
came to sing remains unsung?
The glory of Rotary is that it helps us find a way to sing that song. It guides us on a path to living
richer, more meaningful lives, by encouraging us to focus our attention on the things that matter — and
helping each of us find our own way to be a gift to the world.
If we ask ourselves what characteristics we value most in our friends, most of us would answer
similarly: integrity, trustworthiness, caring, compatibility. Our friends are not necessarily the people who are most like us but the ones who complement us, who bring out the best in us. That, to me, is precisely what we can find in Rotary.
Rotary is a way to bring out the best part of ourselves, and let it guide our lives. Too often, we spend our days in pursuit of the goals that should matter least. We focus our attention on our own achievements and our own gain; we devote endless energy to the accumulation of material things. Yet at the end of our lives, no one will remember us for the cars we drove, the clothes we wore, the titles we carried, or the offices we sat in. We will not be admired for the efforts we poured into making our own lives richer or our own status higher. In the end, our worth will be measured not by how much we acquired, but by how much we gave away.
Will we avert our eyes from suffering, or will we alleviate it? Will we speak words of compassion, or will we act on them? Will we be content only to take from the world — or will we give to it? In the 2015-16 Rotary year, our theme will be Be a Gift to the World.
Every one of us has something to give — whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities, and our effort; we can give our dedication and our devotion. Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world.
It is said that we are born with our fists clenched, but we die with our hands open, and that our talents are the gift that God gave us. What we make of our talents is our gift back to God.
Equally we come into this world grasping at everything, but when we leave it, we leave all material things behind as well. Through Rotary, we can leave behind something real and lasting.
Our time is now. It will never come again.
Be a Gift to the World.
K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran
President, Rotary International, 2015-16

Despite the rainy weather, Interactors raised $280.00 for Relay for Life which raised money for the American Cancer Society.


Jacque Cundieff was named the July Rotarian of the Month. Congrats Jacque!

Len Davis was named the Rotarian of the 2013 year for his leadership of the Shrimp Boil. Congratulations Len!

Scott Ferry was selected as Rotarian of the Month for his leadership of the 2014 Shrimp Boil and Fish Fry. Way to go Scott!

The Brazosport Rotary Club recently welcomed two new members. Pictured from left to right are Kenny Vernor, Club President; Dearle Marrs, New Member; Tommy Perez, New Member; Benny Morgan, Sponsor; and Brian Garrett, Membership Chair.

Brazosport Rotary Club recently donated $500 to the Lake Jackson Little League. Accepting the award from Kenny is Donald Payne Jr.

I would like to give a summary on what we are attempting to accomplish with the Visioning Process.
Before I starting to serve as president, I asked to meet with Lisa, David, Scott, and Rod.  I discussed with them some of the goals I wanted to achieve in my year as president.  One of the more ambitious goals was to consider, approve, and implement a long term local project.
By long term we are talking over the period of three to four years.  By local we are talking about the possibility of involving municipalities, industry, etc by forming an alliance with them to help them solve some of their issues as well. 
What this might end up being is still up for discussion.  This is why we want and need the involvement of 25+ club members.
At the meeting we were in agreement in trying to accomplish this.  So this is something I want to do to as well as the next two presidents.  Plus, David Nicks, our treasurer, is also in favor (as well as Lisa).
Where this may end up is anyone’s guess.  This is why we need club participation and buy in.
Just so you may understand what type and size of project we are considering, David (and others, but David is the Visioning Chair)  and I have thrown around the possibility of building a facility where we can conduct out meetings and have a facility to help other local nonprofits and/or industry.  As you can quickly determine, this is a large project that could end up needing millions of dollars.
I mention these things so each of us can see the importance of being involved with David.  We need your input.  And look at the skill set we have in our club - bankers, builders, architects, project managers, industry reps, and so much more.  If we get behind something we ALL believe in we can accomplish great things.  GREAT things!
I will end by stating we are in a healthy position financially.  Of course, we do not have millions sitting in the bank but we can leverage the assets, cash and otherwise, in our club to move mountains.
I need your buy in.  Get with David and tell him you will be there.

As Ken has mentioned, we will be embarking on a planning  process to identify our club's focus, aspirations, passion and direction for the future.  Once we identify what we want the club to focus on in the future we will identify a plan on how to accomplish the club's focus.  We need 20 volunteers for 4 hours on a Saturday in October or November.  Please respond with your availability if you are interested in participating.  The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer participation is mandatory.
There are at least 3 measures of success for clubs that complete Vision Training:
  1. An immediate measure of progress will be the members’ pledge and willingness to move the planning processes from a nice-to-do concept to meaningful growth programs for the club, its members, and its community.
  2. The second is that the output from this session is woven into the annual plans of the incoming and succeeding presidents.  It will be reflected in the continuity and consistency of programming and leadership in your Club.
  3. Finally, the long-term mark of accomplishment will be at the end of 5 years when your club advances from where it is to where it wants to be.
I look forward to working with all those that volunteer to  move our club to the next level.
Thank you for your consideration,

David Nicks

Club Treasurer


When Rotary International made polio eradication its top priority in 1985, the Brazosport Rotary Club began sponsoring local activities to raise funds and awareness to fight the disease. As World Polio Day on Oct. 24 approaches, members of the Brazosport Rotary reflect on the vital role that community support has played in helping Rotary International achieve its goal of a polio-free world.
"We are very thankful to be part of a generous and supportive community that has joined Rotary in our fight to end polio," said Kenny Vernor, president of the Brazosport Rotary Club. "Brazosport and many other communities in the U.S. and around the world have proven what can be accomplished when we unite for a worthy cause."
Since 1985, Rotary International has contributed $1.3 billion toward polio eradication, and its members have logged countless volunteer hours to help immunize more than two billion children in 122 countries. Thanks to their efforts, the number of polio cases has been reduced 99 percent, from 350,000 a year to about 400 in 2013.
Through the years, the Brazosport Rotary Foundation has contributed more than $5,000 annually to the polio fund.  In 2008, local Rotary members Lucy and Greg Pendon traveled to India to participate in a large-scale immunization program. Six years later, in 2014, Southeast Asia was certified polio-free after India eliminated the disease from its borders.
"I'm proud to be part of an organization that has given me and fellow Rotarians an opportunity to make history by working together to end polio," Lucy Pendon said. "We also raise money for many charities and initiatives that help people here in our community."
Brazosport Rotary's annual Shrimp Boil recently raised more than $100,000 — all of which will be invested back into local communities to support education, healthcare, special needs assistance and other initiatives.
"Through our involvement in Rotary, we've been able to make a local impact by helping our neighbors in need and make a global impact by helping the world eradicate polio," Pendon said. "But the fight against polio is not over — there are still parts of the world where it remains a serious threat. World Polio Day is a reminder that we must stay committed to our goal."
To learn more about the global fight to end polio, visit For more information about the Brazosport Rotary Club, visit

Dear Brazosport Rotary Club,
This is Valerie Mvannich from Brazosport High School class of 2014 and I wanted to personally thank you for the $2400 scholarship. The scholarship you granted me has given me a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend Texas A&M this fall. I am forever grateful to your organization. I will be sure you make yall proud.
Valerie Mvannich

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 Chris Gilkison. Chris is one of the newest Rotarians to join the Brazosport Rotary Club. We reached out to Chris to learn a little bit more about his career path, motivation, family and hobbies. Welcome Chris to the Club!  
What do you do and what was your career path that brought you here? I am a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. I started with Edward Jones in Overland Park, Kansas in 1987.  In 1990, I was invited to move to Edward Jones’ home office in St. Louis where I worked twenty years as a General Partner.  I was responsible for Jones’ Financial Planning Group and helping meet the needs of our high net worth clients. Recently, I wanted to slow down from the corporate world and move to Texas to be closer to my son. I came to Lake Jackson in February of this year. I am 61 years old, I wasn’t born in Texas, but got here as soon as I could.
What do you love most about your job? I enjoy working with clients and helping them achieve their financial goals. I am also very proud of my company, when I started with Edward Jones, 27 years ago, we had 1,000 offices and today we have 12,000 offices. I am honored to have helped ensure its growth and being committed to the communities in which we serve our clients.
Why did you join rotary? When I started with Edward Jones in Overland Park, Kansas, I wanted to be a Rotarian, however, they already had a financial advisor, so I could not join the club. So instead, I joined an Optimist Club and served as president.  27 years later, I have finally achieved becoming a Rotarian. I look forward to being part of this great organization and making new connections. I am truly grateful to Serena Andrews who invited me to join Rotary and introduced me to the college.
What motivates you?  I want to make a difference. I want to leave things better than I found them. I enjoy helping people and I want to make a positive difference for the people I come in contact with.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Hobbies? My free time is mostly spent visiting my children and parents. As far as hobbies go, currently, I am a boater without a boat. I love to golf and watch movies (favorites are Top Gun and Field of Dreams).
Can you tell us a little bit about your family?  I am single and have two children. My son, Tyler is 29 years old and is as CPA with Big Red. My 31 year old daughter Karissa lives in St. Louis and is currently pursuing a degree in information Systems.  My mother is 87 years old and my father is 92 and they have been happily married for 67 years and they currently live in Topeka, Kansas.
What is something interesting the Rotary club should know about you?  At one time I owned a sail boat. I sailed from Fort Myers to Key West. It was a 26 hour trip filled with beauty and adrenaline. I hope to go on many boating adventures while in Brazoria County.
Pictured: Chris at left poses with his son Tyler.


The good news and the bad news is we sold out of Full Ride tickets for Rotary Night at the Rodeo Thursday March 12 performance. However, the other good news is we still have Dinner Only tickets available for $30 that can be ordered online at the District 5890 website or purchased at the door, while the supply lasts. We have 73 Dinner Only tickets available as of right now. This means if you if you didn’t get in on the Full Ride tickets, you can still attend our social, have a wonderful Fiesta Dinner Buffet, and have some great fellowship with other Rotarians from 4:30pm to 7:00pm (as well as counting as a make-up) by making other arrangements to come through the grounds entry gate. You can purchase HLSR performance tickets through their website (only a few upper level tickets remain), purchase a day pass at the gate good for everywhere except the Stadium for $10, or already have a season ticket or badge entry privileges. If you have any questions, please contact John Cotterell at or telephone 281-496-6666.


Dec 01, 2015
Kenny Vernor
Historical Presentation
Dec 08, 2015
No Meeting
Christmas Party at George Franklin's House
Dec 15, 2015
Fred Ortiz-Lake Jackson EMS
Vocational Presentation
Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...