The Rotary Club of Hudson announces that five new members will join the community service organization, including two with distinguished service records in other Rotary clubs. The inductees are: John Hopkins, born in Cleveland and a graduate of Georgetown University Business School, who enjoyed a 35-year business career in the Great Lakes shipping industry for The Interlake Steamship Company. 

He was responsible for the company’s marketing and sales direction, developing new business, negotiating transportation contracts and supervising the traffic department. John was involved in numerous professional organizations, including The Lake Carriers Association, the Traffic Committee of the American Iron and Steel Institute, president of The Lake Erie Maritime Council and Treasure of the Council of Lake Erie Ports. He also served as President of the Dads Club at Western Reserve Academy in 1995 and 1996.

John and his wife Debbie are 32 year residents of Hudson with three sons and six grandchildren. John is retired and enjoys golf and fishing in South Florida.

Rebecca Moore grew up in York, Pa., attended high school in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor of science degree in business and marketing. She became a flight attendant out of JFK traveling domestically and internationally. Rebecca married and was living in Owings Mill, Md., where she was PTO president twice while her two children were in school. Then she moved back home to York.

After moving to Aurora where her parents lived, Rebecca worked for Moen Faucets and in 2011 started a career in the skilled nursing/long term care field. She became marketing director for a skilled nursing community and recently worked for assisted living provider, Vista Springs Macedonia.

Rebecca joined the Rotary Club of Aurora in 2014 and after moving to Hudson has become a member of the Rotary Club of Hudson. She feels that her life has been truly defined by her children, parents and her volunteer and work experiences.

Sue Carter, a long time Hudson resident and graduate of Hudson High School, earned a degree from East Carolina University. Sue’s husband, Jay, is a graduate of Western Reserve Academy and they have two sons, one at Kent State and the other at Miami University of Ohio. After college, Sue worked for Key Bank where she was a vice president of the Great Lakes Region Service Manager. She is currently a shift officer and paramedic with Hudson EMS, where she has served the community since 1979.

Richard Nebiolo grew up in Linden, N.J., and Langhorne, Pa., and earned a metallurgical engineering and materials science degree from Drexel University, followed by a master of science degree from Carnegie Mellon University in the same field. Richard enjoyed a 50-year career in the specialty steel industry, mainly with Latrobe Steel, but also with Timken Co. and Republic Steel in Canton. He retired as director of technology in 2015.

Richard and his wife, Lynne, have lived in Hudson for 31 years, raising two daughters who graduated from Hudson High School and then each graduating summa cum Laude from college. They have a granddaughter who is a junior at Hudson High School and who recently won a Rotary scholarship. He also has two grandchildren living near Cincinnati.

Ralph Day was raised in Maple Heights, graduating from high school in 1954. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in math at Ohio Wesleyan University, advancing to Case Institute of Technology for a degree in management science. After completing three years as a data processing officer at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., he earned an master’s degree in marketing from the Harvard Business School.

Ralph’s first job was a market research analyst at Polaroid and he later moved to new product development at Pillsbury and Campbell Soup. Then he became the first director of development and marketing at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Later he served as principal in his own consulting firm, an officer in a consumer advertising firm and marketing director for a high tech startup.

Selected as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Riga, Latvia, Ralph had "a life-changing college teaching experience for six months." He and his late wife, KayAnne, have two children, Bryan and Karen, and five grandchildren. Ralph lives in the Laurel Lake Retirement Community.

Interested in joining this talented group? Contact Rich Warfield at rwarfield@warfieldand company.com or president-elect Evan McCauley at mccauleyevan@gmail.com.