Born and raised in Boardman, Ohio, and Youngstown State University (Youngstown University at the time) graduate, Ron James gave us a glimpse into his past and what brought him to Rotary. He started his career in the automobile industry, where he met his beautiful wife Janie. From there, Ron had an adventurous journey in advertising and sales, allowing him to grow businesses while also growing himself. He finished his career with the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber. 
 
37 years ago, Ron was introduced to Boardman Rotary. He soon found himself chairing several events like our annual Pancake Breakfast and Oktoberfestival for several years. He attributes his involvement to the many friendships he's made through Rotary, and wants all new members to value the opportunities given to them to be involved and meet new people. He also gave a shoutout to the women in our club who have made a difference over the years.
 
"The only way to get anything out of Rotary is to get involved in it." — Ron James
 
Over the next month, the remaining officers will give their Rotary story.