Rotarian of the Week: Jim Drake

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Last week Rotarian Debbi Besant introduced a new program designed to help Tuscaloosa Rotarians get to know one another a little better. This year, each week a Rotarian will interview and introduce one of our fellow club members. The following week, the interviewee will select another Rotarian to interview, and so on. The first Rotarian for this year’s program was Jim Drake. Jim was born in Tuscaloosa in 1951. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and has owned and operated Kwik Kopy Printing with his wife Susan since 1984. Jim reminds Rotarians that he actually began his career in a way not unlike the TV sitcom the Office: He was a paper salesman before starting his business in Tuscaloosa. Jim’s other passions include sailing—he owns two boats, one of them built in 1966—and music. He is of course the renowned drummer for the Rotations, and has played in other bands, including Simple Interest. But his greatest passion—husbands take note—is his wife Susan. Jim has perfect attendance since joining Rotary 28 years ago, and served as President in 2004-2005. During that year he was the leader of an initiative that installed the Rotary Centennial clock in front of the Tuscaloosa courthouse. 


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