May 07, 2019
Mike Pugh & RYE student, Jasper
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
Mike Pugh's Bio: 
I am a Senior Program Manager for Texas Health Resources 
My Rotary experience has been since 1987 in Tulsa, OK.  While in the Sunrise Rotary Club I was International Director and was able to host a Youth exchange student from Latvia.  Held many offices in the Sunrise club and was Rotarian of the Year.  In the early 90's I was Team Lead for a 6 person GSE team to Thailand, what a wonderful experience.
After moving to Dallas in 1995 I joined The Addison Rotary Club.  Have held each local club office at one time or another including President of The Addison Rotary Club.  In 2010 I was able to lead another GSE team, this one to India.  Few people lead one GSE team and I was able to lead two.
I have been involved with Youth Exchange for over 25 years. Currently I am co-YEO of District 5810 and Recording Secretary of SCRYE (South Central Rotary Youth Exchange) this is the multi-district organization helping 37 districts in 19 states work through Rotary Youth Exchange.