Member Spotlight
Member Spotlights
Member Spotlight
Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page where you
can get to know some of our many members
from clubs all over District 5910. 
J Scott Kusnerik
The Galveston Island Rotary Club 

Scott Kusnerik was introduced to Rotary by Cindy Shulz 2003.  He was previously a member of Kiwanis but because of scheduling conflicts had to resign.  He still had a desire to serve his community and Rotary was just the ticket.  He is a first generation Rotarian.  As a Kiwanian he and two others started the Kiwanis Golf Tournament.  He brought this initiative to the Island Club and has been the chair of the annual Golf Tournament for the past 20 years as well as serving on the board as the fundraising chair.   Scott says, “My whole reason for joining was to raise money to be given out in the community.”  He estimates that during his tenure as Chair of the Golf Tournament, the Island Club has raised about $450,000.

Scott enjoys the companionship and people he has met over the last 20 years and especially likes the fact that the Golf Tournament funds have been used to help so many people over the years.    

He says that his Rotary moment was very recent.  He was awarded his third Paul Harris Fellow by his Club’s President for all of his work as the Rotary Golf Chair.  He says, “I did not do it for the exposure and awards, but I was truly honored to receive my 3rd Paul Harris.”  Scott had previously received the Hixson Award from his Kiwanis Club which is similar to the Paul Harris. 

Although Scott has not personally participated with RYLA his son attended a couple of years ago and had a great experience. 

When asked how the 4 Way Test impacts his work, Scott says, “As a Banker, I pride myself in helping individuals and businesses in our community, and being a meaningful part of the community, which is what Rotary has taught me.“