Each month we will feature one of the many Glen Ellyn Rotary members that make such a difference in our communities. These are people that fill many roles in their day to day lives and apply Rotary values in everything they do. This month’s member is Ed Scheer. Ed has a wicked sense of humor and a huge heart. We think this is the perfect combination of qualifications for someone about to be our next club president! Ed will be a great president, helping us serve by the 4 way test and putting the FUN in the 5th test.
When did you become a Rotarian? 
I joined the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole in 2003, as a way to get more involved in the community. 
Why did you join Rotary? 
Of all the service organizations in town, Rotary was by far the strongest. Not only did the lunch club offer the most impact on the community but it had a strong international service focus.
What is your best Rotary memory?  
One of the iconic features of Jackson Hole are the elk antler arches on the town square.  I was involved with the club to make a duplicate arch welcoming passengers into the airport from the tarmac. It provided a great sense of fellowship among club members and made a lasting impact on travelers coming to town.
What are some of your hobbies/interests outside of Rotary? 
I’ve run 13 marathons, a couple of 200-mile relays and 50K’s and one hundred mile race. This past April, I ran my 9th Boston Marathon. In September, I’m running another 100-mile race. I also love to bake, cook and bbq. (Not necessarily in that order.)
What is one fun fact about you that no one might know?  
To help put myself through college (okay, it was for the beer money) I taught Tae Kwon Do and could have made a profession out of it. Instead, grad school and stint in Europe changed the trajectory of my life.