Several new members have chosen to join the Rockford Rotary club over the past several months. The group has about 50 members and meets weekly at the Community Cabin on Monroe Street in downtown Rockford on Tuesdays at noon. One of the new members is Jim Hale. Hale is married to wife Helene and father of three children, Caleb, 4, Cora, 2, and Lynnae, 4 months. “We enjoy spending time together as a family and with friends,” Hale stated. “Currently we attend Blythefield Hills Baptist Church and enjoy being part of the Rockford community.” Hale is the vice president and branch manager of Mercantile Bank of Michigan. “Rockford Rotary is a great way for me to get plugged in to our community and give back where I can,” Hale said. Rotary is a service organization that is world wide and responsible for both local and international projects. Area professionals are welcomed to find out more about the Rockford group of Rotary, individuals who donate time and energy for a wide variety of causes.