DEARBORN, Michigan – Each year the Rotary Club of Dearborn recognizes one of its members for his or her many volunteers activities on behalf of Rotary. This year’s recipient is Jim Ives, a Dearborn Rotarian of twenty years who served as Club President in 1997-98 and as Governor of District 6400 during Rotary’s centennial year in 2005.
“Even though Jim has served Rotary in numerous capacities that include positions at the district, zone and international levels, he continues to regularly support our club by serving as webmaster and photographer for our weekly meetings and numerous events held throughout the year,” said Hassen Hammoud, president-elect and chair of this year’s nominating committee.
Ives and his wife Diane, who is also a Dearborn Rotarian, frequently attend and speak at Rotary conferences throughout the country. In 2001, Ives traveled to Nigeria to participate in a Polio National Immunization Day and also to South Africa to attend the African President Conference. In recent years, their youngest son served as a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Finland and their older son traveled to Kenya to work on a Rotary project.
Ives is executive vice president and co-owner of Rose Pest Solutions and served as president of the Michigan Pest Control Association for two years.
Accepting the honor as Outstanding Rotarian of the Year, Ives said, “It is an honor to be included in the group that has gone before me with this award. Even though service is what we are supposed to do, it is nice to be recognized for serving.”
About Dearborn Rotary
Established in 1923, the Dearborn Rotary Club, is one of 33,000 clubs located in more than 200 countries worldwide. Rotary is the world’s first and largest international service organization, founded in 1905 by Paul P. Harris, a lawyer, in Chicago, Illinois. The Dearborn Rotary Club meets every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Fairlane Club on Hubbard Drive in Dearborn. Guests are always welcome.