Dearborn Rotary seeks golfers, sponsors for Aug. 22 golf outing

Dearborn Hills outing benefits the Hugh Archer Memorial Scholarship

DEARBORN – The Dearborn Rotary Club seeks golfers and sponsors for its eighth annual Hugh Archer Golf Outing and Banquet Aug. 22 at Dearborn Hills Golf Course.

A foursome package that includes lunch, golf and dinner banquet is $480, or $125 per golfer. Sponsorships start at $100.

The outing helps to raise funds for the Hugh Archer Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of the longtime Rotarian and Dearborn resident who died in 2005 at the age of 91.

Archer was a registered professional engineer whose many achievements included inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, banker, businessman, ham radio operator, sportsman, and humanitarian. He held several leadership positions in Rotary and served as president of Rotary International, the world’s largest service organization with more than 1.2 million members.

In addition to his Rotary service, Archer was active with the YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Henry Ford Hospital, the Dearborn Schools and many other organizations. He was founder and chairman of Spiratex Co., a plastics extrusion company in Romulus. Spiratex has been and continues to be the major sponsor of the golf outing and the major donor to the Hugh Archer Memorial Scholarship.

To celebrate Archer’s many achievements and commitment to community service, an annual scholarship award is presented to a high school senior attending a public or private high school within the Dearborn Public Schools boundaries. Selection is based on the student’s academic achievement, leadership, and community service.

The 2013 scholarship award of $4,500 was presented to Mohamed Hussein Ghandour, a graduating senior from Fordson High School.

“Thanks to all of the support for this outing we’ve been able to increase the Archer scholarship award each year,” said Roger Miller, chairman of the golf outing committee. “Archer was a tremendous supporter of the local community. He’d be extremely happy to see all the participation we receive, including people not directly connected to Rotary.”

To sign up as a golfer or sponsor for the outing or obtain more information, go to the club’s website, or email by Aug. 8.