Dearborn Rotary Club welcomes new president

DEARBORN – Hassen Hammoud is the Rotary Club of Dearborn’s new president for 2012-13. His term began on July 1.

Hammoud said plans to continue Dearborn Rotary’s involvement in community service, club growth, fundraising and fellowship activities. Hammoud called for Dearborn Rotarians to be involved in “continuous improvement” of the organization, encouraging everyone to get involved.

Hammoud was born in Brazil and is of Lebanese heritage. His native language is Portuguese, and he also speaks Arabic, English and Spanish. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering in Brazil, and has two master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in engineering at University of Michigan.

An employee of Ford Motor Co. in automotive safety, Hammoud and his wife, Mona, have two children. His hobby is soccer, and he coaches his daughter’s soccer team.

Hammoud encouraged potential members to attend a Dearborn Rotary Club meeting.

“Our club thrives on the diversity of ideas that members bring with their skills, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds’” Hammoud said. “We are further enriched by adding the energy and new ideas that newcomers bring.”