Dr. Roger Pajak, National Counterintelligence Agency to speak
August 24, 2006
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By: Stephen Kent
Bay City Rotarians will get an inside update on the conflict in the Middle East between Israel and Hezbollah from a member of the intelligence community who is advising national policymakers.
Dr. Roger Pajak, who will speak Tuesday to the Rotary Club of Bay City, is a native of Bay City and graduate of St. Stanislaus High School.
He is involved in the nation's most sensitive and important work as National Counterintelligence Officer for Russia and the Middle East in the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive.
Dr. Pajak was graduated from Michigan State University in International Relations and earned a master's degree from Harvard University in Russian Area Studies and a doctorate in International Relations and Russian Area Studies from American University. He is a Fulbright Scholar and a Colonel in Military Intelligence in the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was formerly Senior Counterintelligence Adviser with General Dynamics Advance Information Systems and National Security Adviser for Russia and the Middle East and Principal Adviser for Counterterrorism, Organized Crime and Critical Infrastructure Protection to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sept. 5: Open
Sept. 12: Brian McCarty and Dennis Ouillette, Mid-Michigan Medical Center, "Gamma Knife" brain surgery.
The club was happy to see Tom Tabor visiting from Florida.
Al Hicks is also back in town after a trip which visited all of the National Parks out west. Quite a trip!
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LAST WEEK: Group Study Exchange Team from India visited Bay City.
Mike Stoner introduced the Group Study Exchange team which is visiting the District for a month. The team hails from India Rotary District 3050 in the northern part of the country near the Pakistan border.
Mike noted that this was a good time of year for the team to come. Normally teams come in April when Winter is about over but Spring has not arrived. Coming at the end of summer works well for good weather and many events. All members of the team are vegetarians, so this is also a good time of year as the harvests are coming in and the vegetable stands are all opening.
This year the team is staying with host families while in Bay City. In the past they have stayed at local B&B's. Their trip is starting well as host families are showing them the sights and the American Life style.
One of the treats, which seems to be on its way to being a tradition, is a pot-luck dinner with Mike Stoner and his neighbors, the farmers in Pinconning. Mike reported that the dinner last week was great fun for all. Our guests are treated to the true hospitality and fellowship for which we're known.
The Rotary Club of Bay City extends its wholehearted welcome to the 2006 GSE team!
Indian Group Study Exchange Team 2006
Team Members and Host Families
Automobile Dealer from Himatnagar
Host: Stu Reid
Vice Principal, Professor from Jaipur "Round Town"
Margi Kirtikumar Hathi
College Lecturer in English from Bhuj
Designer Tile Manufacturer from Ahmedabad
Dr. Ravi Singhvie, M.D.
Cardiologist, Internist from Udaipur, Rajasthan
Dr. Jean Goodnow - President, Delta College
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Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.
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