Harvey joined Niles Rotary in July 1987 and had the classification of Electronic Manufacturing. Harvey was president of Niles Rotary in 1999-2000. Harvey’s term was the year of culture and esoteric words, sending us to the dictionary to understand Harvey’s “Hyperbole & Homilies from Harvey” articles in The Pinion. Harvey had the honor and privilege of signing the official papers nominating Richard King to be President of Rotary International, and later that year Rick was elected as RI President for the year 2001-2002. Harvey’s droll sense of humor was prominent in all that he said and did!
Among Harvey’s service highlights in Niles Rotary (in addition to club president) was his being the editor of The Pinion, where his wit and erudition were prominent. Harvey also worked with Niles School on Rotary community service projects, including the restoration of a 1935 nine foot grand piano that had been donated to Niles School. Harvey also worked with the club to properly landscape the front of Niles School. Harvey’s love of cars was evident in his collection of a classic Sunbeam Alpine and classic Volkswagen, and a Mercedes Benz. Harvey’s demotion included a reenactment of the Yosemite Bracebridge Dinner, with content to properly reflect Harvey’s year a club president.