DEARBORN – The Inter-Service Club Council of Dearborn honored members of their individual organizations who display exemplary commitment to their group and the community at the Council’s 55th annual awards luncheon on Nov. 9 at Park Place.
Of all the members who volunteer time and effort, the Kiwanis Club of Dearborn Outer Drive’s Dan Greenwell was chosen as the 2016 Service Person of the Year.
Greenwell’s years of service to the Kiwanis Club in a variety of different capacities has earned him respect from fellow members and gratitude from the community.
Greenwell has served as the group’s treasurer for the past 11 years, and for the last two years as Peanut chairman, organizing people for street sales and tracking income. He also served for two years as Foundation president.
Since joining the club in 2005, Greenwell has earned a number of awards, including the Douglas J. Alexander Hospitalized Children Award in 2010, the George F. Hixson Service Award in 2012 and both the Frank F. Staiger Distinguished Kiwanian Award and the Kiwanian of the Year Award in 2016.
The service projects Greenwell participates in are almost too many to count: Dearborn Safety Town, Senior Bingo, Dictionary Project, Special Needs Bowling and ham sale distribution.
During the holiday season, he can be found smiling at shoppers as he rings the bell for Salvation Army. On all three days of Dearborn Homecoming, he’s stationed at the booth for the Turbo Turtle Derby, a major fundraiser for the club.
In addition to Kiwanis activities, Greenwell partners with AARP and heads the Dearborn Senior Tax Services, preparing income taxes for seniors and low-income citizens. As the AARP local coordinator, he recruits volunteers, trains them on tax law and software usage, and handles scheduling.
Other Dearborn service organization members who were nominated for the Inter-Service Club Council Service Person of the Year award were:
• Gary Wolas, Exchange Club of Dearborn.
• Vickie Lynn Perri, Fairlane Sunrise Rotary Club.
• Mary Lenart-Kirchoff, Garden Club of Dearborn.
• Linda Michalek, Kiwanis Club of Dearborn.
• Julie Walker, Dearborn Optimist Club.
• Darlene Schoolmaster, Dearborn Rotary Club.
• Judy Monroe, American Association of University Women.
The Inter-Service Club Council of Dearborn comprises representatives from 10 charitable organizations in Dearborn. The volunteers of the ISCC meet monthly to share information about ideas, activities and fundraising, and work to raise awareness and involvement in the community.