Intended Audience: Club Presidents, President Elects, Foundation Chairs, New and seasoned Rotarians, RLI and ALL other Rotarians.
Friday, September 28th
6:00 PM – Reception
7:00 PM – Dinner
123 International Way
Celebrate Our Foundation
Hear Speeches by Our Governor Candidates
See Triple Crown Recipients Announced
Keynote Speaker Past Trustee Steve Brown
Keynote Speaker Steve Brown
Steve is arguably the busiest Rotarian in the world. He has been the driving force in over 44 different Rotary projects and has been awarded The Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award and Service Above Self Award. He was on The Foundation’s sub-Saharan team, presenting educational outreach in Africa, piloting programs in Uganda and Tanzania (1999). Member, Future Vision Committee 2005-2009; Member Scholarship Fund Pool for Low-Income Countries, 2004-2006; 2007-08; Chair 2008-09. Steve and his wife Susan are members of the Arch C Klump Society.
Rotary Grants Steve has been primary contact for an HHH grant (Kenya) and grants in Mexico (11), Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Swaziland, Uganda (2), Kenya (3), Afghanistan (4) and the US. He chaired a Rotary Foundation Peace Forum on US-Mexico affairs (San Diego, 1993) and co-chaired a second Peace Program on US-Mexico border issues at the University of San Diego’s Joan Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (2001). Other projects: establish 1) a Rotary School in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, 2) a computer/internet lab for university faculty in Afghanistan, 3) water system for 10,000 people in Kenya, 4) a sewing center for Somali refugees in San Diego (for which he received San Diego Channel 10’s Leadership Award), 5) a sewing center for Kenya widows, and 5) a hippo fence on an island on Lake Victoria, Kenya. He has sent 10,000 dictionaries to Eritrea, 10,000 to Afghanistan, and a few
hundred biology books discussing genetic engineering of crops to seven countries in East Africa.
Two of his current activities are: The Aral Sea environmental and political crises which will bring 7 graduate level scholars from 7 central Asian countries to OSU next year (see the February issue of the Rotarian) and a major advisor to our Polio Plus campaign. He is an amazing man!