North Scott Rotarian, Merle Anderson, will be speaking about an international grant opportunity for God’s Mercy Orphanage Center (GMOC) in Kisoro, Uganda, Africa. 

The vision of God’s Mercy Orphanage Center is to envision a society where all orphans and vulnerable children live meaningful lives and effectively contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of their communities and nation at large.  Their mission is to reach out to more orphans and vulnerable children, by providing educational, physical and spiritual needs and by empowering them to be able to live meaningful lives.                                      
Please take a few minutes before the meeting to get better acquainted with God’s Mercy Orphanage Center by reviewing their website at Be sure to click on "History" and meet some of the beautiful orphans that depend upon GMOC.


Merle L. Anderson

Merle Anderson was born and raised on a farm south of Galva, IL. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves as an Infantry Drill Sergeant. He has spent the past 37 years working in Farm Supply and Grain Marketing Cooperatives in Illinois and Iowa.

Merle has been active in Rotary for 25 years, where he proudly reports 18 years of perfect attendance. Currently, he is a member of the North Scott Rotary where he served as President from 1999-2000. Merle is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He serves on the District 6000 Group Study Exchange (GSE) Committee and is the Past Chair of the District 6000 Rotary Volunteers Committee. In 2013, Merle the recipient of the Rotary District 6000 Guardian of Integrity Award.

Merle and his wife, Mary Lou, have been married for forty-four years. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. The Andersons spend five to seven months out of the year traveling. Merle also does business consulting for CNFA, Inc. three to four weeks each year in the Ukraine, Moldova, Uganda or Africa.