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can get to know some of our many members
from clubs all over District 5910. 
 
Aaron Sanders
The Island Rotary Club 
 
 

Aaron Sanders was invited to attend a meeting at the Galveston Island Rotary Club in 2017 by Jason Hardcastle.  Aaron was immediately interested because in his words, “I enjoy building friendships with other leaders, learning from the weekly speakers and volunteering my time to serve the community.”  Aaron says that more than anything he has enjoyed making friends with people outside of his normal sphere of influence.  “Communities are better when leaders from various spheres work together for common goals.  I’m proud of the initiatives our club has accomplished, but more than anything I value the networks that have been created and strengthened.”  Aaron is a pastor and feels that although Rotary is not a religious organization, the principles that Rotarians uphold are certainly consistent with his role as a pastor.  

During the three years that Aaron has been a Rotarian, he has been Club Services Director for two years working closely with the Interact Club at Ball High School.  He is currently the Vice President of his Club.   Aaron is proud of the way his club has supported the Galveston College baseball team.  The team has some great student athletes from around the United States and even a few international players.  Unfortunately, small programs like the one at Galveston College rarely receive much community support.  The Island Rotary Club identified that need and have encouraged club members to attend games as well as hosting several “tailgates” to provide food for the players.  Aaron is also appreciative that his Club sponsors several students each year to attend RYLA.  The students always return expressing gratitude for the experience.  

Aaron has four generations of Rotary in his family, His Dad had been a member of the Rotary Club in Orange, Tx but has recently joined the Galveston Island Club.  Aaron says, “It is fun to serve alongside him.”   

He is also a big fan of the food at the San Luis Hotel which is where the Club holds their weekly meeting.