Posted by Carl Gerhardt on Sep 24, 2019
On 9/24/2019, Charles Schultz brought a video from the District 5910 Membership, Foundation Seminar Meeting held on 9/7/2019 in Galveston, Texas so that members who were not able to attend could get some idea of what was discussed at the meeting. Pictured above is Charles Schultz who did attend the meeting.
Charles explained that the video that was made available to him is of a format that could only be played directly on a DVD player and is not available to be accessed from here. Also, because of other discussions during the meeting, Charles only was able to show short clips of Scott Martin who was the keynote speaker and Dr. Raymond Pertusi, President of the Texas Medical Science Center in Galveston.
Scott R. Martin is a 2017 Rotary Peace Fellow, mediator and international trainer with a strong commitment to entrepreneurship and peace building. Scott is also a Founding Member of Mediators Beyond Borders, a former Co-Leader of the Rwanda Team and current Lead Trainer of the PCF Program connecting Rotarians through dialogue. Locally, Scott teaches Restorative Justice in Schools, mediates in the Juvenile Courts, facilitates dialogues with the LAPD, and serves on the NAFCM Board of Directors. For more info on Scott Martin, go to:
The other speaker was Dr. Raymond Pertusi who is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. Established in 1891, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) was the first academic health center in Texas. The UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with more than 70 major buildings, more than 3,000 students and more than 900 faculty.

The 84-acre main campus in Galveston includes four schools, three institutes for advanced study, a major medical library, a Level 1 trauma center and numerous research facilities, including the Galveston National Laboratory, the only BioSafety Level 4 laboratory on a U.S. university campus. A network of hospitals and clinics, including a new hospital in Galveston, and expanded inpatient care on a 65-acre campus in League City, provides a full range of primary and specialized medical care.

For more information about Dr. Pertusi, go to: