District 5730
Brenda DeBons
Mike
P.O. Box 1642 Dumas, TX 75029
T: 806-935-4264
Home: 806-570-1108
bddebons48@gmail.com
 
Brenda was born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Dumas, Texas. Brenda and her Rotarian partner, Mike, are members of the Dumas Rotary Club in Dumas, Texas. Brenda is a CPA in the process of retiring.
 
Brenda’s Rotary journey began in 1993 when her Rotarian father, Mert Keeney, invited her to be the first woman member of the Dumas Rotary Club. In 1998, during her first term as President, she invited Mike to join Rotary. They have continued as a Rotary couple ever since.
 
Brenda has been “hands-on” in D5730 for many years. At the club level, Brenda has served twice as President of the Dumas club and is currently Foundation Chair and Co-Treasurer of the club. Brenda and Mike have been in charge of the annual golf tournament, Dumas’s main Rotary fundraising activity, for many years.
 
Brenda has been very active at the District level, serving as Assistant Governor for Area 1 for Dumas and Dalhart Rotary Clubs and as Stewardship Chair for the Foundation Committee.
 
Brenda and her husband support the Rotary Foundation as Rotary Benefactors, Major Donors, and through numerous Paul Harris Fellowships.
 
Mike and Brenda were part of D5730’s three-week Rotary Friendship Exchange team to Thailand, January 2019. During the exchange Brenda and Mike visited 11 Thai Rotary clubs, including visiting with many exemplary Thai Rotarians about partnering on global projects. As Mike noted in a Thai Rotary meeting, “it was a life changing experience”. Brenda and Mike will be part of the host team when the Thai exchange team make its return visit to District 5730.
 
District 5770
Les Nunn
P.O. Box 720
Pauls Valley, OK   73075
Cell: 405-238-0903
lnunn@usi.edu
 
Les Nunn grew up in the food business in his family’s Nunn Better flour mill. He has spent most of his life out West involved in ranching and other agricultural enterprises. Les was the Administrator of the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry helping the Navajo Indians to develop and run the 110,630-acre Navajo Indian Irrigation Project in the Four Corners area of Arizona and New Mexico. While with the Navajos, Les was instrumental in saving the Churro Sheep and he developed a new breed of wool sheep for the Navajos.
 
When he retired from that, Les became a professor at the University of Southern Indiana where he recently retired again as the Chair of the Accounting and Finance Department of the Romain College of Business where he taught entrepreneurship and other courses.
 
Now, Les owns and operates Bar Nunn Ranch in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He has developed another new breed of sheep called Nunn Better, but these are hair sheep and are known for their multiple births in each lambing.
 
Les started Nunn More Natural meats to provide the finest quality of beef from cattle raised on his ranch as well as cattle raised to his specifications by other ranchers. His business philosophy is the same as was instilled in him by his father and grandfather – treat your customers as family. Provide the finest quality at a fair price and be involved with your customers. Learn what their needs are and fulfill those needs to the best of your ability.
 
District 5790
Kayla Christianson
(David)
1102 N. 3rd Street, #1701
Abilene, TX 79601
T: 325-672-0715
Cell: 325-518-8047
rotarykayla@gmail.com
 
Born and raised in Virginia, Kayla Belle Christianson moved to Abilene, Texas to study at Abilene Christian University where she earned her BS in Mass Communication and MA in Organizational Communication. She is the founder, owner, and CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of La Belle Productions, LLC, which includes a creative ad agency (IN-Focus Digital, est. 2001), a media conversion and photography studio (IN-Focus Studio 302, est. 2016), and a brand consulting firm (La Belle, est. 2014), with a new business premiering under the brand in 2021.
 
Kayla has served on several non-profit boards, including the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity Abilene, Rotary Club of Abilene, Cancer Services Network, Noah Project, Inc., and the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau. She was selected to Abilene’s 20 Under 40 in 2012 and graduated Leadership Texas in 2014.
 
Kayla is Past President of the Rotary Club of Abilene, has chaired the club’s bylaws committee, and has worked on and chaired their annual Taste of Abilene fundraiser. She attended the first-ever Rotary Young Professionals Summit in Chicago in 2014, and has presented her “How to Attract & Retain Millennials to Rotary” to clubs, district assemblies, district conferences, Lone Star PETS, and zonal membership summits. At the district level, she has served as District Alumni Chair, Public Image Chair, and as Assistant Governor.
 
Kayla’s husband David is in the Abilene Southwest Rotary Club. Both are Paul Harris Fellows. The two of them actively work to facilitate cooperative social and service events among the three Abilene clubs.
 
In Abilene and on social media, she is known for her photographs of her two Frenchie-pugs, weather on the horizon, and the West Texas sunsets that she takes from her penthouse apartment in the historic Hotel Wooten.
 
District 5810                       
Max Duplant
738 Laguna
Irving , TX  75039
T:  409-728-1527
Mduplant@gmail.com
 
Max S. Duplant is a consultant who previously served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Irving.  She also has served as CFO for the Cities of Irving, Beaumont and Groves.
 
She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Lamar University in Beaumont.
 
Max is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and was honored as the Outstanding CPA in Government-local level by the AICPA for 2007. She has held executive board positions with the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA), including Treasurer and Vice-President. In addition, she has held various positions, including President for the Southeast Texas Chapter of CPAs and is currently Treasurer-elect  of the Dallas CPA Society. Max is Rotary District 5810 Governor-elect and Past President of the Rotary Clubs of Irving-Las Colinas and Groves.
 
She also is a Past President of the Government Finance Officers’ Association of Texas (GFOAT) and has served on the Government Performance and Accountability Committee of the AICPA.
 
Max's record of volunteer and community service is very extensive, having served on boards of a Credit Union, American Heart Association, Diocese and Church Finance Committees, Catholic Charities, United Way, and many others.   Currently she serves as Treasurer of the Irving Schools Foundation and President of the Advisory Committee for Church of the Incarnation.
 
In prior years, Max has been honored as the "Young CPA of the Year" by TSCPA; "CPA of the Year" for the Southeast Texas Chapter of TSCPA; the "Outstanding Small Chapter President" by TSCPA; and "Young Career Woman" for the Port Arthur Business and Professional Women's Club. The Dallas Business Journal has recognized Max as a finalist for its CFO of the year award.
 
In her spare time, Max enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, traveling and competitive dancing. 
 
District 5830
Mike Groom
Andrea
103 E. Kaufman St.
Mabank, TX  75147
T: 903-880-5667
Cell: 903-887-3344
mikegroom@groomlegal.com
 
Born in Austin, Mike is a native Texan with roots in Northeast Texas that date to the 1840’s. Having been raised in Houston, Mike returned to Austin and his beloved University of Texas at Austin where he received his BBA in accounting in 1980. Mike then went to work for a CPA firm and became a certified public accountant in 1982. While practicing as a CPA, Mike attended and graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. While at South Texas, Mike met the apple of his eye and later married Andrea. They have been married since 1987 and have two children, Patrick and Agatha, and one grandson, Charles Michael.
 
After graduation from South Texas College of Law, Mike practiced law in Houston. In 1992, Andrea and Mike moved their home and practice to the Cedar Creek Lake area. Andrea and Mike have practiced law together since 1987. Mike also continues to maintain his CPA license and is admitted to practice law in Texas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the United States Tax Court.
 
Mike has been a Rotarian for 30-plus years and a member of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake where he served as President in 2001-01 and 2013-14. While serving as President in 13/14, the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake was presented the Bill Campbell Award as the most outstanding club in District 5830. Mike is a RI Foundation Major Donor and Andrea is a Paul Harris Fellow. Mike is also a Rotary Foundation Benefactor and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has served in virtually every role in his club and has been recognized twice as Cedar Creek Lake’s Rotarian of the Year.  He and Andrea have hosted two Rotary foreign exchange students for attendance at our public schools and many short term students and adults from around the world, which greatly enhanced their and their children’s lives. Mike has served on several District 5830 committees.
 
Mike is committed to community service and has served as director or trustee of the North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce, Genesis Center, Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman, Henderson County HELP Center, Henderson County Library, and has served as an officer committee member for a number of community organizations. When not working or handling Rotary matters, Mike enjoys ranching, salt-water fishing, hunting in the Texas hill country, rooting for his Texas Longhorns, and his children and grandsons. 
 
District 5840    
Kristy Vandenberg
419 Indian Creek Loop
Kerrville, TX  78028
T: 830-792-9197
Cell: 713-397-617
kristy.vandenberg@rotary5840.org
 
Kristy graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.  She worked for two years for the Ann Arbor MI school district and then accepted a full time position with the American Red Cross.  She served the Red Cross in Ann Arbor MI, Buffalo NY and Houston TX.  Then, in 2007, she moved to Kerrville, TX as the CEO of the Hill Country Chapter.
 
She retired in December of 2013, after a total of 37 years with the Red Cross. 
 
On January 1st of 2014, she was recruited as the Executive Director of The Ultimate Gift of Life Foundation, a new 501 (c) 3 non-profit.  Their critical mission is to increase the number of registered organ donors in Texas and throughout the United States.  Since then, with approx. 115,000 individuals waiting for an organ, she has focused on making a difference through organ donor education. 
 
Kristy joined the Rotary Club of Kerrville in April of 2008.  She began serving on the Board of Directors in 2014 and as President in 2017-2018.  During her presidency the Club completed many new service projects such as Rise Against Hunger, Josh the Otter Water Safety & Literacy and the Labor Day Walk-A-Fun! 
 
She is an active member of the Kerr County United Way Board of Directors. She is a resident of Kerrville and Gillespie County and enjoys horseback riding, dancing and swimming.
 
She looks forward to serving Rotary District 5840 as Governor in 2021-2022!
 
District 5870                                  
Beverly Luedke
Larry
13662 Dandelion Trail
Belton, TX 76513
T:  254-721-1806
Cell: 254-721-1806
centexluedkes@aol.com
 
Beverly, a first-generation Rotarian, joined the Rotary Club of Rockdale in 2006.  After retiring from physical therapy and relocating to Bell County in 2013, she joined the Rotary Club of Temple-South.  Beverly served Temple-South as Club President in 2016-17 as well as District 5870 as DAP Grant Committee Chair from 2016-19 and Assistant Governor from 2018-20 and Governor Nominee 2019-20.  She has served on the District Global Grant Scholarship Selection Committee and the Foundation Gala Committee.  Beverly is a Paul Harris and Polio Plus Society member, a White Hat member+7, a Major Donor +3 member and a Bequest Society +4 member.  She received the Citation for Meritorious Service Award from The Rotary Foundation on 2019 and was awarded the District 5870 Roll of Fame in 2020.  She has traveled the world with Rotary, delivering Wheelchairs to Mexico and Peru, participated in an NID in India and attended six International Convention and plans to attend the 2021 convention in Taipai.
 
Beverly married her high school sweetheart Larry who is a pharmacist and owner of a PBM company in Belton.  They have two children, Matt (deceased) and Lauren and husband Aaron who live in Belton with her new grandson, Kohen.
 
District 5890                             
Michelle Bohreer
109 N. Post Oak Lane, Suite 425
Houston, TX  77024
T:  832-856-3006
Cell: 832-622-4400
dgmichelle5890@gmail.com
 
E. Michelle Bohreer is an attorney with the law firm of Bohreer Law Firm, PLLC and the proud mom of her spectacular son, Luke. Michelle joined Rotary in 1999 and was honored to serve as Club President of the Rotary Club of Houston from 2008 to 2010. Michelle will tell you she became a real Rotarian on January 12, 2010 when she was in Haiti on a Rotary trip and a 7.4 Earthquake hit.  After being their AG, Michelle joined and remains a proud member of the Rotary Club of Houston Skyline, a self-described drinking club with a service problem. Michelle has served the District in numerous ways, including District Conference Chair for the Geaux Rotary Conference and All Club Chair for many of our Past District Governors. Michelle has been recognized as District 5890 Rotarian of the Year, Assistant Governor of the Year and, most recently she received the Service Above Self Award in 2017, Rotary International’s highest individual recognition. Michelle is a Major Donor and Bequest Society Level II to the Rotary Foundation.
 
As Michelle’s theme song, Uptown Funk would suggest, Michelle brings energy, passion and fun in all she does in Rotary and life.
 
District 5910      
Jerry Springfield
Roschelle
284 County Road 2320
Woodville, TX   75979
T: 409-331-0397
Cell: 409-283-0557
jgspring@hotmail.com
 
Jerry Springfield earned a BA in Math and Physics from Lamar University in 1969, married his high school sweetheart, Roschelle, and began a teaching career at Lufkin High School.  After earning a Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin University and a PhD from the University of Missouri, he returned to Lufkin in 1977 as a department chair at Angelina College.  He has been a member of the Diboll Rotary Club, serving as President twice, and the Lufkin Rotary Club while Roschelle joined the Angelina Rotary Club.  Following retirement from the Lufkin Independent School District, they moved to the Pineywoods of East Texas to reside on land that had been in her family for over 160 years.
 
Both Jerry and Roschelle are now members of the Woodville Rotary Club, both have been president twice as well as serving in a variety of other positions and both are multiple Paul Harris Fellows.  Jerry is also a member of the Paul Harris Society.  They have two children and four grandchildren.  
 
 
District 5930                             
Amando Chapa
Susie
1716 Nautical Lane
Edinberg, TX   78539
T: 956-720-4539
Cell: 956-207-1369
mandochapa@msn.com
 
Amando is currently retired from the 3M Corporation as Industrial Business Specialist for the Maquiladora South Texas / Northern Mexico after 30 years of service.
 
A graduate of UT-Rio Grande Valley Edinburg in 1983 (BBA)  Finance Major and currently received his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 2010 from Kaplan University Iowa.
 
Amando joined the Rotary Club of Edinburg in September 2010 and is Past President from 2013-2014. He received the Rotary District Service Award promoting the Rotary Foundation and its Goals in 2015.
 
A Paul Harris Fellow+4, Sustaining Member, and served as District Conference Chair in 2015.  Rotary District 5930 as District Trainer 2019, District Governor Nominee  and now is our District Governor Elect 2020-2021.
 
Amando is married to Susana Solis from Harlingen and they have a son, Joseph Daniel Chapa.