DEARBORN – The Inter-Service Club Council of Dearborn honored members of its organizations at the 57th annual Thanks for Giving Luncheon Nov. 14 for their demonstrated commitment to serving the community.
Kiwanis Club of Dearborn member Raymond Scoboria was named the ISCC’s Service Person of the Year at the luncheon, held at Park Place Banquet Hall. Most of the service clubs that are part of the ISCC nominated a Member of the Year to be considered for the 2018 ISCC award.
Scoboria is a 46-year resident of Dearborn and has been a Kiwanis member for nearly four decades.
During that time, Scoboria has held various positions within the Kiwanis, including fundraising chairman, treasurer, club director and club president. He was recognized by Kiwanis International with the Distinguished President Award.
In addition to his work with Kiwanis, Scorboria helps sell Goodfellows newspapers, and sorts and deliver presents for children during the holidays. He has taken it upon himself to care for a neighbor who has disabilities and also volunteers at his church’s food pantry.
Scoboria, the host of “KiwaniTalk,” a cable TV program that reaches 20 area communities, is an 11-gallon blood donor, has coached youth soccer for a decade and personally donates to college scholarship funds.
Scoboria graduated from Penn State University and received a master’s degree from Westminster College. He is a U.S. Army veteran and served a one-year tour in Vietnam.
Scoboria called the award humbling.
“It’s a great honor to have your contemporaries that you’ve known for years honor you like that,” he said. “It’s quit humbling actually. That’s the only word to say for it.”
Kiwanis Club of Dearborn President Renea Callery has known Scoboria for only two years, but knew immediately he was a standup member of the Kiwanis and Dearborn community.
“He is very passionate about life and people,” Callery said. “He wants to get to know new people and offer his help in any way he can. He is always willing to help, but he’s also very humble about everything he does. He’s just a great example.”
Other nominees of the 2018 Service Person of the Year Award are Karen Monroe of the American Association of University Women, Tim Schramm of the Exchange Club of Dearborn, Jim Perri of the Fairlane Sunrise Rotary Club, Allan Schulz of the Outer Drive Kiwanis Club of Dearborn, Jillian Rivait of the Young Professionals Kiwanis Club and David Anderson of the Dearborn Rotary Club.