James A. Erickson District Governor Designate 2017-2018
Jim Erickson appeared before the Nominating Committee on February 7, 2015 and
was duly selected to be the District Governor for 2017 – 2018.
He was born in Milwaukee, WI and was active in all sports in high school. Most
notably, Jim achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and attended the Boy Scout
National Jamboree in Colorado Springs. This was his first exposure to the Air
Force Academy where he later graduated and entered military service.
Upon graduation Jim was stationed at Williams Air Force Base. While undergoing
pilot training Jim met the love of his life, Maryann. They have been married
since July 1971 and have one son, Robert.
One of Jim’s athletic claims to fame is that he tried out for the US Olympic
Curling Team – no joy, but lots of memories.
After a few years in the Air Force, Jim left the service and took over his
father’s business in Wisconsin and managed it for 30 years.
Jim is a third generation Rotarian following his grandfather and father. His
father was the president and first Paul Harris Fellow in the Menomonee Falls
Rotary Club where Jim also served as president in 1985 – 1986. He has also
served as an Assistant Governor in District 6270 in Wisconsin.
In late 2006, Jim moved his family to Arizona and soon joined the Superstition
Mountain Rotary Club. He led the Group Study Exchange team to Switzerland and
Liechtenstein in 2009.
Having a seasoned Rotary veteran in their midst, Jim was elected President of
the Superstition Mountain club for 2009 – 2010. He continued to serve after that
for 3 years as an Assistant Governor thus maintaining his almost 38 years of
perfect attendance with a goal of 50 years.
We are fortunate here in District 5510 to have such a passionate and dedicated
Rotary to serve as our District Governor in 2017 – 2018. Jim looks forward to
meeting all the Rotarians in our district and working with the clubs to further
enhance the Objects of Rotary.