Rotarian Mike Paddock Receives
Rotary Agent of Peace Award 2023
Michael Paddock, a Rotary Club of Milwaukee member, received the 2023 Rotary Agent of Peace Award. Paddock was selected for the recognition for leading more than 100 infrastructure projects on five continents through his volunteer work with Rotary, Engineers Without Borders–USA, Bridges to Prosperity, Engineering Ministries International and several other organizations.
The Agent of Peace award honors an individual who has focused on advancing international understanding, peacebuilding or humanitarian activity of local or international significance with work done outside the individual’s expected job performance and duties. The award was presented at the Rotary District 6270 Foundation Dinner Tuesday, November 7, at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford, Wisconsin.
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Bridging Barriers: How a Community Changed Its Future with Help From Engineers Without Borders

A book by Rotarian Michael Paddock, PE, PS

Gavina is frustrated. As a midwife with 40 years of experience, she knows what is needed to slash the infant and maternal mortality rates that are ravaging her Guatemalan Highlands community. Only two things stand in her way: a lack of clean water and a raging river nicknamed “The Assassin,” which blocks access to the hospital. Under the mentorship of Mike Shawcross, a crusty old Brit with four decades of international development experience, the Marquette University Engineers Without Borders USA team works with the community to build a water project and construct a bridge that defeats The Assassin. Through engaging personal stories, Bridging Barriers tells of the trials, tribulations and successes of the engineers and community members who gave new hope to La Garrucha.