Jim Hohmeyer joined the Midland Noon Rotary Club about 15 years ago, when David C. Smith invited him after he first arrived in Midland. These days, you can find him faithfully operating the technical equipment at each week’s meeting, as well as providing musical accompaniment for the Club’s singing.
Jim recently was awarded one of Midland Noon Rotary’s Annual Attendance Awards, for his 95 percent attendance rate without any makeups.
“I look forward to coming to meetings to catch up with people I know and to make new acquaintances,” Jim says of his commitment to regular attendance. “I feel a special responsibility to support the club with music, singing and technology, so the meetings run smoothly.”
When it comes to Rotary, Jim is happy to be involved in everything his schedule will allow. Besides his technical and musical contributions, he has participated in flower planting projects and walking the Tridge fundraisers.
Jim is a contractor for the Midland Center for the Arts, where he oversees the seven choirs and the large musicals. “There are over 300 people involved in plays, shows and rehearsals weekly, so between the choirs and the musicals it is a busy place,” he says.
The father of two grown children is also the director of music for the United Church of Christ, the Director of the Michigan Jazz Trail Big Band, and the owner of Hohmeyer Property Management LLC, where he manages and rents seven properties in Midland. A music studio in his home houses two grand pianos, one harpsichord, an electric keyboard and an electric church organ, and he teaches about eight music students there.
As if he isn’t busy enough, Jim enjoys flying airplanes as a hobby. “I am in a club that owns four planes. If anyone in the Rotary Club wants to go for a ride, give me a call!”