By Vicki Clark
Copper Area News Publishers
President George W. Bush in his inaugural address in 2001 said that Americans should be “citizens, not spectators,” says the all time ultimate Copper Basin area volunteer William (Bill) Loehr.
He has always sensed a need to help and through that need he has volunteered in the following ways in the past and current. In the Boys Scouts as a Scout Master, serving in the United States Navy as Petty Officer 1st Class, Vice President of the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Kearny Rotary Club, Exalted Ruler for the Kearny Elks Lodge, and Sergeant as an Arizona Ranger where he continues to serve.
He is also a member of the Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) in Kearny, is board member and trustee at the Church of the Good Shepherd, and has served on the board for Arizona Rural Education Alliance (AREA).
He has also helped create the Cyber Café and serve on the board for Hayden area kids, coordinate Basketball Summer Camps for the kids in Kearny and Hayden and in the surrounding areas, helped to coordinate proper disposal of electronic waste in the Hayden and Kearny areas, participated in the 100 year Celebration of Arizona, and organized the 100th year Hayden Operations celebration.
He can be spotted helping with Soccer Shoots, Hoop Shoots, Pioneer Days celebrations, Oktoberfest celebrations and much more events throughout the Copper Basin area.
He said that he could not do all that he does without the help and support of the people and the company he works for ASARCO LLC.
He added this: Bush said. “My call to people is, there’s always a need. You should be volunteering not because of 9/11; you should be volunteering because our country needs you.”
Contact any of the above organizations for more information about volunteering.