Four new professionals join local service club

The Rotary Club of Ithaca is pleased to introduce four new members who have recently joined the service club. These community members bring professional experience from the business sector and volunteer in Tompkins County. Ithaca Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self.” Membership is open to all community members who share in this belief; new members are accepted year-round.

“The Ithaca Rotary Club is delighted to welcome these individuals,” said Rotary Membership Chair Ron Provus. “Our members come from all walks of life and have a wide variety of interests to match those of Rotary. As members of Ithaca Rotary, individuals give of their time and skills to positively impact the needs of our community.”

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Ithaca Rotary welcomes:

 ImageIkhide Imumorin moved to Ithaca in 2009 from Atlanta. He works at Cornell as a program leader for International Animal Agriculture in the Ag School. He was born in Nigeria and came to the U.S. in 1996 as a graduate student at Texas A&M University; he earned his Ph.D. there in 2000. Ikhide and his wife Joy have a four-year-old daughter Amelia.

 ImageRolland Lee is the client relations coordinator at Dataflow. He moved to Ithaca from the Navajo Reservation in Utah to attend Cornell, where he studied English and psychology. Rolland considers himself a Shakespeare geek and has a love of statistics. Among his many interests, he is focused on assisting the Navajo people, singing in the Ithaca Gay Men’s choir, and being a student in the Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca.

 ImageSean O’Brien was born in Fairfax, Virginia and grew up in Khartoum, Sudan. He received his B.Arch from the University of Kentucky and moved to Ithaca in 2004. He is an architect and project manager with Tetra Tech, formerly the Thomas Group in Ithaca. Sean recently repatriated back to Ithaca in November 2013 after Tetra Tech sent him to the United Arab Emirates, Washington, DC, Qatar, and Ethiopia for several years. Sean is an avid outdoorsman, photographer and traveler. 

ImageEd White moved to Ithaca last September to take a position as account manager with ESPN in Ithaca. Ed studied business administration in California, and is licensed as a health/life insurance agent in several states. He spent ten years in Las Vegas as an insurance agent and hotel concierge before moving to central New York with his wife and daughter. Ed is active with JDRF and has coached Pop Warner football, in addition to being named “National Agent of the Year” two years ago by Washington National/Conseco Insurance Co.

New Rotary members are invited to serve on projects and committees that are beneficial to Ithaca and the global community. Activities range from a few hours to longer time commitments. New members meet fellow Rotarians at weekly luncheon meetings held at the Country Club of Ithaca beginning at 12:15 pm every Wednesday. The public is welcome to attend a lunch meeting to learn more about Rotary. The cost for guests is $13.