Posted by Rick Taylor on Apr 05, 2019
During the April 5, 2019, President Michelle Mullaly (sponsor) introduced the newest member to the Rotary Club of Canton, Ron Haines. Ron comes to us from the Rotary Club of Sumner, Washington. Here is a brief introduction about Ron:
 
"Ron Haines is retired, but his business experience spans several diverse industries, including retail shopping centers, senior living housing, multi-use apartment buildings, auto parts, restaurant and hospitality services, elevator/escalator companies, and various nonprofits across the United Sates, including six years in the mission field.  Ron was ordained as a Pastor in 1999 and assisted with planting churches throughout the world.  Ron has served various capacities during his working tenure including, Owner/Operator, CEO, COO, Executive Director, VP of Corporate Real Estate, among others, and handling any and all challenges ranging from construction to operations.  During his hitch in the United States Air Force, he married his first wife Jacque.  During their 45 year partnership they successfully raised three sons, who have provided eight grandchildren, all of whom reside in the Seattle area. 

In the past he has served on several non profit boards including: Optimist Clubs of America (Lt. Governor of California), Salvation Army, Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team (DEVRT), Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Colorado Springs Fire Department, East Pierce County Chaplaincy Service, Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration, and the Sumner Downtown Association to name a few.  He recently served on several School Districts' Advisory Boards, as Vice President of the Sumner School District CTE Board, and President of the Superintendents Task Force, President of the White River School District CTE Advisory Board, Mt. Tahoma School District Advisory Board, and he has assisted with many other nonprofits as a volunteer. Ron is the immediate past Chairman of the City of Sumner, Planning Commission.  As a past member of the Rotary Club of Sumner he assisted in a multitude of events to assist the organization in providing funding for many nonprofits in the area.  He has enjoyed membership in many professional organizations over the years. 

He recently moved back to Canton, where he was born and raised, in order to marry the young woman he proposed to 47 yrs ago during his high school years. Ron hopes to finally marry her in the very near future.  Ron currently manufactures and designs custom metal wall art as shown at the recent Rotary Art Auction where he made a donation from his company MAGICAL METALS."