David Aubry quietly goes about honoring his commitment to the Vicksburg Rotary Club, according to Laura Howard, chairperson of the service club’s selection committee. Because of his many contributions, he was named this club’s ‘Hero’ for the year.
Aubry has served as president, continues to serve on the board of directors, is a Strive mentor and regularly and quietly purchases cups, coffee, and lemonade for the club’s lunches. Aubry oversees the backstage crew team for the annual Vicksburg Rotary Showboat. He has selflessly worked to identify supplementary fundraising activities such as pancake breakfasts and a weekly 50/50 raffle to further the Rotary International endowment.
Aubry is also active in the Vicksburg community. He is a volunteer van driver for South County Community Services, does monthly supply deliveries, helps pack food baskets and assisted with fundraising to build the community pavilion in 2013. He is active with the Vicksburg Historical Society, assisting with painting, Historic Village clean up, and many other tasks. David has been on the Schoolcraft Township Planning Commission for many years. He has served on the Vicksburg District Library board, as Kalamazoo County Election Inspector and Arbor Financial Credit Union’s board. He and his wife, Kristina Powers Aubry, have taught a variety of community classes and mentored students and several Boy Scouts.
The Aubrys supported and assisted another Vicksburg Rotarian and his wife for several years while their health continued to decline, allowing the Rotarian to continue living in his home until his death at age 91. ”The Vicksburg club is honored to recognize David as our ‘Hero’ who lives the Rotary concept of Service Above Self,” Howard said.