Dearborn Rotary hosts 11th annual Hugh Archer Golf Outing

Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Dearborn. The Sample brothers, including Kirk (left), Todd, Ross and Brice, golfed together during last year’s Hugh Archer Golf Outing and sponsored a hole in memory of their parents, longtime Dearborn Rotarian Dave Sample and wife Ruth.

Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Dearborn. The Sample brothers, including Kirk (left), Todd, Ross and Brice, golfed together during last year’s Hugh Archer Golf Outing and sponsored a hole in memory of their parents, longtime Dearborn Rotarian Dave Sample and wife Ruth.

DEARBORN – The Rotary Club of Dearborn seeks golfers and sponsors for its 11th annual Hugh Archer Golf Outing and Banquet Aug. 8 at the Dearborn Country Club.

A foursome package that includes lunch, golf and banquet dinner is $650 or $175 for individual golfers. Sponsorships start at $150. To sign up as a golfer or sponsor for the event or obtain more information, go to the club’s website, www.dearbornrotary.org or email rogerHMF@aol.com.

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

Archer 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, Dearborn Public Schools and many other organizations. He was founder and chairman of Spiratex Co., a plastics extrusion company in Romulus.
Spiratex is gold sponsor of the 2016 golf outing and major donor to the Hugh Archer Memorial Scholarship.

In 2016, Hugh Archer Memorial scholarship awards of $3,500 each were presented to graduating seniors Danya Alkhawaji of Dearborn High School/Collegiate Academy, and James Bird of Divine Child High School.

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

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