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The Rotary Club of Hudson announced the induction of three Hudson citizens into its 55-member organization dedicated to community service.
Jim Lang is a manufacturer's representative of hardware, home improvement, mass merchant and paint retailers and distributors since 1980 after a successful sales and management career with Rockwell International. Lang grew up in McKeesport, Pa. near Pittsburgh and received his bachelor's degree in marketing from Penn State University in 1972. Lang and his wife, Dot, have three children (Amanda, Jeff and Jennifer) and five grandchildren.
Active in the Hudson community, Jim has coached baseball, softball and soccer and enjoys participating in golf, tennis and fishing. He recently served as president of the Country Club of Hudson's Board of Trustees. Jim is an active member at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson and is on the Board of Brass Accents in Salem. He is excited about participating in the programs offered by Rotary.
Peter Opperman, AVP and office manager of the Hudson branch of Northwest Bank, has enjoyed working in and serving Hudson and Stow area residents for the past 10 years.
"My job provides me the opportunity to participate in Rotary whose efforts to give back to the community are second to none, " he said.
Opperman and his wife Ellie appreciate the values of raising their two daughters, Aisley (4) and Evelyn (3 months) in Hudson.
Peter grew up in North Royalton and received his bachelor's degree in business from Bowling Green State University. He comes from a very large family with whom he enjoys spending time. He also is involved with golf and other sports and is the ultimate Cleveland sports fan.
Dan Filburn, retired ExxonMobil Global Sales Manager Synthetic Rubber Products, moved to Hudson from Houston 31 years ago "attracted by the feeling of community and the benefits of a town which continues to get even better." Filburn and his wife, Lynne, have two children, John and Jamie, raised in Hudson and five grandchildren.
Dan is a graduated from Penn State as a Chemical Engineer and earned an MBA from Rutgers. Dan and Lynne grew up in Western Pennsylvania and met in Connellsville High School. He continues his allegiance to Nittany Lion and Steeler football while respecting certain Ohio powerhouses.
Dan's interest in Rotary is "a desire to become more connected to the community after years of extensive business travel and to participate in an important service organization"
This activity will add to his involvement with Mobile Meals delivering nourishment to people in Cuyahoga Falls and Twinsburg.
The Rotary Club of Hudson is pleased to welcome these three exemplary Hudson citizens to the ranks of those who put Service above Self.