CHOPIN KIANG -     Chopin Kiang and his wife, Joan  have been retired and became residents here in Magnolia, Texas since July 2005.  He was a lifelong educator spanning three decades starting as an Early Childhood Educator and Kindergarten teacher in 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada and retiring as the Administrator for the Office of Teacher Education and the State Director for the Licensing of State Educational Personnel of Nevada Department of Education in 2005. Joan was a lifelong Physical Education and Health Educator in Louisiana and Nevada also over three decades.

He has been a very active member of Magnolia Rotary Club and was a Rotarian Volunteer with RYLA as well as Interactor Clubs. Chopin is a VietNam War veteran serving with the US Armed Forces in incountry as well as offshore tours from 1966 to 1970. 

After receiving his Bachelors Degree and then relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada during the summer of 1975, Chopin received an appointment with the United States Peace Corps to serve a minimum of two years for Afghanistan! On the other side of the world from January 1976 to April 1978, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in several capacities:

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program Coordinator and Special Advisor to the Minister of Mines and Industries and Professor of English Language at Kabul University and one of the foreign consultant and advisor for the Afghan National Auxiliary Rural Nursing Program.  

Chopin is willing to share his Culinary Talents to promote youth programs, homeless issues and peace issues.  Specially, he is interested in Pan Asian Fusion dishes.  He and his wife also enjoy international cruises, although that is on hold due to Covid at this time.  Welcome, Chopin, to the Rotary e-Club of Houston!