DEARBORN, Michigan – Local attorney John Fish, Jr. has been honored as 2013-2014 Dearborn Rotarian of the Year and awarded a plaque at a Club meeting.
Describing Fish’s service to the club over the past 57 years, Dearborn Rotary’s treasurer and past winner Roger Miller said, “John has involved himself in committees, fundraisers, and club service projects. He served on the Board for many years and is our senior Past President, having served as President in 1966-67. The Rotary ‘Four Way Test’ of what we say and do each day and the ‘Service Above Self’ Rotary motto are part of his daily life. He has represented the legal profession in Rotary with distinction, always serving his clients, his club, and the community in the most ethical and caring way.”
Fish also helped to establish the Dearborn Rotary Foundation, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, which serves as the “philanthropic arm” of The Dearborn Rotary Club. The Foundation was made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Dearborn Rotarian Otto Rowan, who was a Dearborn Public Schools educator.
Fish graduated Dearborn St. Alphonsus School and Notre Dame Business and Law Schools. He met his wife, Mary, of sixty years, at Notre Dame. They have five children, nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He has been a locally practicing attorney for 58 years and specializes in estate planning at Fish, Lake, and Oz.
Fish has kept a copy of the Rotary Four-Way Test on his desk for 50 plus years. The world would be so much better if we all followed ‘Is it the Truth?’,” said Fish, adding “We have a responsibility to help others.”
About the Dearborn Rotary
We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Internationally Rotary has been involved with polio eradication. Locally Dearborn Rotary supports student scholarships, adult literacy, Adopt a Highway, Dearborn Homecoming, Meals on Wheels, and charitable giving. The Rotary Club of Dearborn is one of 48 clubs in Rotary District 6400 which includes Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties in Michigan and Essex County in Ontario. Dearborn Rotary meets weekly at Park Place in Dearborn. For additional information, visit www.dearbornrotary.org or call 313-278-7233.