Meet Steve Brown, Rotary Foundation Trustee (2010-14), Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle

A Rotarian since 1986, he has served The Rotary Foundation as trustee 2010-14 and vice chair in 2012-13. He has served as member of various committees at Rotary headquarters. Since 2002, he has been working as a volunteer on projects in Afghanistan. Steve has been involved in Rotary Foundation projects in numerous countries around the world and has traveled extensively to help support international service through Rotary. He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award and the RI Service Above Self Award.
Motivated by the tragedy of September 11, Rotarian Steve Brown (Past Rotary International Trustee) has traveled to Afghanistan twelve times during the last nineteen years working with various programs of the Rotary Foundation and other partnering organizations to carry out educational and humanitarian programs in the City of Jalalabad. He will discuss successes enjoyed working with local Afghans to establish a Rotary Club in Jalalabad and create a Sister Cities relationship between his home town of San Diego and Jalalabad. Experiences included building schools, establishing internet connected computer labs for boys and girls in public high schools, working with a local university to facilitate English language training Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. Things have changed dramatically with the fall of the Afghan National Government.  Steve remains in daily touch with his colleagues in Afghanistan and will share with the club how things have evolved and the challenges facing Afghans today.