DEARBORN, Mich. – The Inter-Service Club Council of Dearborn recently honored members of their individual organizations who represent exemplary commitment to their group and the community. Of those outstanding members who volunteer so much time and effort, one was chosen as the 2010 Serviceperson of the Year by the Inter-Service Club Council of Dearborn: Doug Feldkamp.
The Inter-Service Club Council, which meets to share ideas for fundraising and event participation among the different charitable organizations, announced the honor at the Council’s 49th awards luncheon held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Dearborn Country Club.
Feldkamp joined the Dearborn Outer Drive Kiwanis in 1999 and currently serves on the organization’s board of directors. He was named Kiwanian of the Year in 2010 for his outstanding service in numerous leadership roles, including as president.
He was also recognized for his participation in many Kiwanis initiatives, such as Safety Town, the Turbo Turtle Derby fundraiser at Dearborn Homecoming, Salvation Army bell ringing, and bingo at Sisson and Hubbard manors.
An expert in information technology, Feldkamp is the director of the City of Dearborn’s Management of Information Systems Department.
He worked with the East and West Downtown Development authorities in Dearborn to bring free wireless access to many downtown businesses — a service called OpenDearborn.
He also worked to provide internet service to volunteer AARP Tax Aid counselors at the Dearborn Senior Center so they could more easily assist seniors with completing their tax forms.
Other Dearborn service organization members who were nominated for the Inter-Service Club Council Person of the Year award were:
- Leslie “Pat” Abbott, Kiwanis Club of Dearborn
- Marsha Koet, Dearborn Rotary Club
- Karen Marzonie, Garden Club of Dearborn
- The late Weldon B. Musgrove, Fairlane Sunrise Rotary
- Robert Platte, Exchange Club of Dearborn
- Joan Reed, American Association of University Women
- Julie Turla, Optimist Club of Dearborn