New Member - James O'Rourke
     President-Elect Dennis Horton welcomed James O'Rourke as the newest member of Rockford Rotary at our October 24th regular meeting.  James was sponsored by Jim Nelson and here are Jim's remarks:
     It is my pleasure today to introduce Rockford Rotary’s newest member.  James O’Rouke (known as James, not Jim as in Nelson or Coffey).  James is the store manager of the T-Mobile phone store on E. Riverside
     James and his wife are the parents of 10 year old Sophia as well as 2 cats and a dog.  Originally from Ft. Campbell, KY  he and his family live in Machesney Park.
     He has been in “retail” for 13 years and most recently with T-Mobile where he plans to remain.
     He served as vice president of his church both in Champaign, Il and Dubuque, Iowa.  James enjoys watching movies for Symbolism Pets.
     He is a huge Dallas Cowboy fan as well as the San Antonio Spurs and the Chicago Blackhawks.
     James has a BS in Economics from Rockford University with a minor in Business Administration.
     I met James after he gave a presentation to the Vietnam Veterans of America chapter of which I am a member.  When I went to the store to see him I had a Rotary shirt on and he asked about Rotary.  He expressed interest and we proceeded.
     James said (and I quote) “I am looking forward to working with the Rotary Club to help others in need and to network with some great people”
     Please welcome James O’Rourke
     We would encourage everyone to meet James and welcome him to Rockford Rotary.