Club Executives & Directors
President Elect / Program Chair
Past President
Director - Service Projects
Director - Youth Service
Director - Rotary Foundation
Director - Public Relations
Director - Membership
Shrimp Boil /Fundraising Chair
Immediate Past President
Director - Club Administration
Executive Secretary/ Bookkeeper
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lucilla Henderson
    June 2
  • Barbara Franklin
    June 4
  • Diane Hill
    June 10
  • Rod Hall
    June 14
  • Ravi Singhania
    June 15
  • Horace Lemons
    June 22
  • Larry Stanley
    June 22
  • Shannon Sanders
    June 26
  • Al Guevara
    June 27
  • Jordan Strother
    June 28
Spouse Birthdays:
  • Shellie Garrett
    June 3
  • Deborah Massey
    June 10
  • Bill Biggs
    Barbara (Dec.)
    June 1
  • Tim Keefe
    Angie Keefe
    June 1
  • Jim Pierce
    Marcia Pierce
    June 3
  • Cindy Suggs
    June 5
  • Larry Stanley
    Sandy Stanley
    June 6
  • Serena Andrews
    Gerald Andrews
    June 15
  • Abby Bundick
    Sam Bundick
    June 16
  • Horace Lemons
    Von Lemons
    June 20
  • Rick Hardoin
    June 30
Join Date:
  • Smokey Roye
    June 18, 2002
    16 years

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Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Lake Jackson Civic Center
333 Highway 332 E.
Lake Jackson, TX  77566-6104
United States
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Please note we will be having our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at VERNOR MATERIALS
545 Wilson Rd CR 227A
Google maps and other similar map apps may send you astray. 
We will meet in the back of the building. You can park and enter in the back. 
Please note that we will have a lunch meeting on May 8th to recognize outstanding teachers. It is the same week as home hospitality. It is not a blunder on the calendar. 
OUR ANNUAL LIFE SKILLS PICNIC/FUN DAY WILL BE AT LAKE JACKSON INTERMEDIATE BIG GYM @ 11AM. If you can't make it at 11, please come when you can.

Congratulations to all the individuals attaining Paul Harris Fellowship and beyond for the Rotary Year 2016-17

Paul Harris Fellow:
    Wesley Copeland, Drew Davenport, Stephen Meier, Shannon Sanders, Shannon Whitley, Ashleigh Frank, Hugh Frank and Gerry Mosqueda
Paul Harris Fellow +1
     Drew Lindsey, Jordan Strother, Richard Przworski, Deepak Patel, Michael Strobel and Mary Fuchs
Paul Harris Fellow + 2
     Keith Frank, Sharline Lancaster, Doug Raymer, Scott Ferry, Jerome Aldrich, Amy Stewart, Diane Swanson, Juan Chapa and Deepak Patel
Paul Harris Fellow +3
     Kevin Baker, Jim Pierce, Eric Ashenfelder, Scott Ferry, Scott Glick, Michael Mebes, Deepak Patel and Keith Frank
Paul Harris Fellow +4
     Scott Ferry and Michael Mebes
Paul Harris Fellow +5
     Ken Vernor and Michael Mebes
Paul Harris Fellow + 6
     Sofka Werkmeister, Michael Mebes and Ken Vernor
Paul Harris Fellow +7
     Ginger Wooster, Sofka Werkmeister and Ken Vernor
Paul Harris Fellow +8
     Rod Hall, Ginger Wooster and Ken Vernor
Major Donor Level 1
     Sofka Werkmeister and Michael Mebes
     Rod and Luz Hall
     Ken and Dr. Natalia Vernor
Major Donor Level 2
     Walter and Elsa Branson
Safetytown is back for the 29th year!!!
A 9-day comprehensive safety education program for incoming 1st graders. 
Sponsored by Brazosport Rotary and area resources organizations.
Let's all be at the meeting on June 6 where Rod Hall will Kick Off this year's SHRIMP BOIL ... and Fish Fry. 
It's always a fun meeting to get us in gear to raise money to support our community and international Rotary projects. 
Teachers from the Brazosport Community were awarded money to benefit their classrooms. These teachers have so many innovative and "students first" ideas to benefit their classrooms. 
We recognize and thank you for your dedication to the students of our community.
Here is a list of the winners of the car raffle and the person who sold the ticket.
Car Raffle Prizes  
1   Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Headset
Chris Cordes  - sold by Fred Cordes
2   Nikon Coolpix S33 camera
Robert Moore – sold by Walter Branson
3   Fuji film insta share printer
Charles Waguespack – sold by David Landsborough
4   HP Chrome Book
George Franklin – sold by George Franklin
5   Apple sport watch
            Alan Hammond – sold by Jerome Aldrich
6    i-Pad Mini
Shelley Moore – sold by Corky Melass
7    Go Pro
Roy Yates -  sold by Ravi Singhania
8    Fuji film insta share printer 
Mike Cordes – sold by Fred Cordes
9    Samsung Galaxy Tab E 16 gb
Mark Friudenburg – sold by  Corky Melass
10.     Honda  CR-V EX-L   Vera Whitmarsh  - 
  Sold by Scott Glick
August 31, 2016 – Freeport, Texas - Vera Whitmarsh (center) takes the keys to her new Honda CRV from Brazosport Rotary representatives Diane Hill and Scott Glick. Whitmarsh held the winning raffle ticket during the 55th Annual Rotary Shrimp Boil held last month in Freeport. In the past, she admits to buying several tickets hoping to win the grand prize, but only bought one this year. And one was all it took!
Lake Jackson Honda is a key sponsor of the annual community fund-raiser and provided the Honda the top raffle prize as part of the charity raffle.  In addition to Whitmarsh, Alan Hammond was a winner, taking home an Apple sport watch; Roy Yates won a Go Pro. Charlie Waguespack and Mike Cordes both won Fuji film insta share printers, while Shelley Moore held the winning ticket for the iPad Mini. Proceeds from the event, raffle and auctions all directly benefit Rotary sponsored projects in the Brazosport area. 
Mike and Roxanne Strobel are generous not only as Paul Harris Fellows, but they also give their time to Rotary Youth Exchange.
 They will be the first host family next fall for Albert Sachse, our 2016-17 exchange student from Germany.  Hosting Albert will mark their sixth year in a row as a host family, a club record. 
The whole Strobel family is involved.  Their daughter Wesley was our 2011-12 outbound student to Sweden, and their daughter Austin is our current outbound student to Italy.  Their son Skylar will be an outbound candidate for 2017-18.
Mike’s service doesn’t end with being a host dad.  He is the chairman of the District 5890 short-term youth exchange program, and beginning in July, he will become the Youth Exchange Officer of our club. 
He will be assisted by a strong committee of Kenny Vernor, Diane Glenn, Lisa Pauls, Keith Frank, and Jim Pierce.  If you want to get involved in Rotary’s best program for fostering world peace and understanding, please see Mike about joining the Youth Exchange Committee.  The program relies on families who are willing to share their home for 3-4 months with a top-notch foreign student.  Please consider helping Mike by volunteering to become host parent.
Nineteen outstanding scholarship recipients were selected this spring from numerous deserving candidates. Earlier this month at senior awards programs, President Rod Hall presented $36,000 in scholarships to area scholars who wish to continue their educations at a higher level. 
Over coffee, doughnuts, kolaches, tacos, Diane’s goodies and other nutritious brain food, my congenial band of Rotarians reviewed and rated around 200 applicants.   What a joy it was getting to know these young people through their applications. The process required approximately nine hours of meeting time in facilities provided by Merrill Lynch, thanks to Lisa. The final decision was often a difficult one because of the quality of the student applicants.   I want to thank committee members, Mike Coburn, Diane Glenn, Diane Hill, David Landsborough, Vicki Melass, Shelley Nadel, Lisa Pauls, Ravi Singhania and Ginger Wooster,  who worked together to make the selections.  I hope that these great Rotarians and many others who are interested in this vital project will volunteer for this committee next year.  It is a fantastic way to get to know other members and do something important at the same time.  
I also want to thank all of the dedicated Rotarians who produced the successful 2015 Shrimp Boil that made these scholarships possible.  Let's do it again in 2016!!!!!  


Please save the date:

May 1st - 7th Home Hospitality Week


We will need host so please consider this opportunity for fellowship.

If you wish to be a host please talk to George Franklin or one of the fellowship committee members which include:

Vicky Melass, Fred Cordes, Smokey Roye, Emily Gray, Marc Herns  

Keith Frank recently took Interactors to the "books of the world" sorting.

Argun and Yui met January 22-24 with hundreds of fellow Rotary Youth Exchange Students at the SCRYE Conference in Tulsa. 


Ask them about the skits that they performed with their countrymen at the banquet.  Austin reports from Italy that she has moved to her second host family in Milan and is having a wonderful exchange experience.  She is a good ambassador for our club, community, and country.


Pictured from left, Argun, Yui and friend Maki at the Youth Exchange Conference



Pictured on right is Austin Strobel with her her friend Maddie at Ponte Vecchino.

Brazosport Rotary presented a $25,000 check to the Center for the Arts and Sciences.


So much happened in December that as I am sitting down to write this I am still surprised about how fortunate I am to be where I am, so thank you all again for making this possible! The first weekend in December started off with a bang as my district took a trip to Rome and Florence - two of the most breathtaking cities in Italy…The weather has been getting a bit cold for this Texan, but I'm learning how to layer. I am getting excited as I (and others) can tell my Italian is getting better. I should be busy packing my room right now because I move families today, but it's a daunting task ahead of me. I am excited for the new opportunity but also sad to be leaving my current home. As always, I hope everything is going well in Texas and we'll be in touch!

Buon anno!

Austin Strobel

Pictured: Austin Strobel (front row, second from right) poses with friends outside of the Vatican.


Club Social
Jun 26, 2018
Dolores Kimball - Executive Director of C.A.S.A.
Jul 10, 2018
How "Court Apointed Special Advocates" works
Corky Melass
Jul 17, 2018
Asst Gov Linda Nagel
Jul 24, 2018
Rotary Theme Introduction - Be The Inspiration
Judge Matt Sebesta Jr.
Jul 31, 2018
County Happenings
Mayor Mr. Bob Sipple
Aug 07, 2018
State of the union, Lake Jackson
Mr. Chris Anderson Detective Lieutenant LJPD
Aug 21, 2018
Fraud Protection & Prevention
Corky Melass
Sep 18, 2018
Corky Melass
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