From staff reports
Sea Island Rotary Club members gathered along the Spanish Moss Trail near Hermitage Road on Tuesday, Dec. 15 to dedicate a newly planted tree and marker for long-time member, Jim Rowan, who died on June 10.
President Carole Ingram welcomed Jim’s wife, Joan, and talked about how devoted Rowan was to Rotary since joining the Club in 2010. He served on its board of directors and proved to be an adaptable contributor to the Club’s many service projects, including maintenance of the Spanish Moss Trail from Hermitage to Allison Road.
Rowan was a faithful Sea Island bell ringer for the Salvation Army Christmas fundraiser and was always one of the first to give blood at the Club’s bimonthly blood drive. He also served on the board of Friends of Caroline Hospice and was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
President Ingram expressed confidence that the 10-foot crepe myrtle planted in Rowan’s honor would always stand tall as he did for Rotary.