Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Director Youth Services
Director Service Projects
Director Club Service
Director Public Relations
Director Membership
Shrimp Boil Chairman
The Rotary Foundation
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Hal Hrncir
    August 1
  • Walter Branson
    August 2
  • Dana Cowan
    August 3
  • Sheila Zabrycki
    August 4
  • Justin Gilbert
    August 5
  • Peggy Wille
    August 9
  • Frank Grady
    August 14
  • Richard Craw
    August 17
  • Scott Glick
    August 18
  • Jim Pierce
    August 31
  • Scott Ferry
    August 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Ed Christman
    August 13
  • Marcia Pierce
    August 24
  • Melinda
    August 27
  • Jeff Pauls
    August 28
  • Luz
    August 30
  • Danny Massey
    Deborah Massey
    August 1
  • Fred Ortiz
    Stephanie Ortiz
    August 1
  • Jim Martin
    August 4
  • Jacque Cundieff
    Elliott Cundieff
    August 11
  • Doug Raymer
    Peggy Raymer
    August 17
  • Jeffrey Fattig
    August 18
  • Drew Davenport
    Heather Davenport
    August 24
  • Jane Leidlein
    August 31
Join Date:
  • Diane Hill
    August 1, 2002
    16 years
  • Fred Cordes
    August 4, 2014
    4 years
  • Ginger Wooster
    August 12, 2008
    10 years
  • Dana Cowan
    August 14, 2015
    3 years
  • Richard Craw
    August 15, 2008
    10 years

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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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We will need volunteers Sunday August 12 at Freeport Intermediate where we will greet 1000 secondary students and hand out backpacks and essentials to start back to school. I'll have a sign up sheet at the next meeting. This is a family friendly event, so please feel free to bring spouses and your kiddos. 
It was a bitter sweet send off, but Christina is home safe and sound in Denmark. We sent her off with her last Texas meal from Pappasito's, and we bid her safe travels. After a plane change in Frankfurt, she arrived to her waiting family in Copenhagen.
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  

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Christy Frey Director Brazosport Cares
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