In Rotary service, Jackie's biggest contribution is a mentoring initiative that has the support of Rotary International. It started in 2007, when the Rotary Club of Saint Joseph - Benton Harbor asked Jackie to become Chairman of a program where students visited Rotary meetings. Working with a committee of able, active and retired business professionals, Jackie adjuste the program in to what is known as the "Rotary Student Program", a mentoring objective that helps students meet professionals in dream careers. Adopted by Rotary Clubs in 50 countries, the program has been touted as being a catalyst for community service and club growth. The program is now in its 9th year.
In her professional life, Jack is the President of Johnson Rauhoff, a Michigan based Creative Agency with global clients. She is also a member of World President's Organization. Johnson Rauhoff has been a main supporter of Jackie's activities, contributing staff, hours and talent in creating marketing materials, videos and creative processes. To find out more on the Rotary Student Program, click here
It was an exceptional crowd of over one quarter of the entire membership of the local Rotary club who showed up in support and recognition of Huie. PDG Terry Allen spoke on behalf of District 6360 and reported it had been a pleasure and an honor working with Huie since the inception of the project. Steve Smith, PE, was the Emcee and Charles Jespersen, Debra Trapikas and Maria Kibler also spoke about Jackie's contributions.
Rotary President K.R. Ravindran has named six Rotary Global Women of Action for 2015. “Every day at Rotary I see firsthand how our members work to change lives and make a significant impact,” said Ravindran. “Rotary’s Global Women of Action embody Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self.” The six women selected will be honored at Rotary Day at the United Nations in New York City on 7 November. They will address attendees and lead discussions on various topics related to their work.
Although Huie was not selected this year, she remains an important piece of the fabric that weaves this district together and we are all so fortunate to know her and to benefit from her drive, her passion and her love.