Volunteer Award Winner:
Speakers Bureau - 2002
When Rosemary Harm became a volunteer with The Detroit Institute of Arts twenty-five years ago, she had no idea she would be such an asset. She serves as secretary of Speakers Bureau, but for the past two years, she scheduled all Speakers Bureau talks, matching clients and speakers with talks and times available to both.
Rosemary is also a member of the Art to the Schools Committee where she served as chairman, 1989-1990, and held several positions on the ATS and Volunteer Executive Boards. She has toured seven special exhibitions, the last being Splendors of Ancient Egypt.
Rosemary is the mother of four-three daughters and a son-and grandmother to one. This year is an exceptional one for Rosemary and her husband, John-they will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in June.
Rosemary has been involved with the Girl Scouts of America since age nine, holding many positions within the organization locally, nationally and internationally. She also taught in the Detroit and California Public Schools for a number of years.
Rosemary is an avid and knowledgeable hockey fan and for ten years wrote articles in the Michigan Hockey Weekly for the Southfield Hockey Club. She attends St. Bede's Church where she has been active for thirty-six years.
When notified she had been chosen as our Volunteer of the Year, in typical Rosemary fashion, she replied, "Oh, but I haven't done anything." The members of our committee feel fortunate she is a part of us; we feel lucky to be touched by Rosemary Harm.
Contributed by Cyvia Snyder
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