1996-1997 District 6250 Governor and Governor Nominee Profiles


"They Profit Most Who Serve the Best"

Dr. Moe Shihata
Rotary Club of Prairie du Chien

Moe graduated from high school in Egypt in 1942. Then he studied at the University of Alexandria in Egypt earning a bachelor of science degree in 1946. He was a teaching assistant in the Soils Department for three years. In 1953 he completed his Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For two years he was assistant professor at the University of Alexandria and then returned to Wisconsin in 1955 where he was project assistant at the University.

For nine years he worked for Growmark, Inc. and since 1965 has worked as a technical consultant to them. He developed a long-term feeding fertilizer patented by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

In 1952 Moe was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Arenz of La Crosse. They have four grown children.

Moe is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Prairie du Chien and is past president of that club. He has served five years as Governor's Representative. He has also served on the District 6250 Selection Committee and the District Governor Nominating Committee.

Moe Shihata

Rotary Club of Prairie du Chien
P. O. Box 254
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
(608) 326-2785 - Home
(608) 326-2821 - Work
(608) 326-4467 - Fax
E-mail = MShihata@aol.com [IMAGE]

Sharon K. Imes
Rotary Club of LaCrosse

Sharon Imes, a native of Nebraska, received her bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She has been self-employed as a labor arbitrator and mediator for the past sixteen years and works, primarily, in the midwest. In addition, she occasionally teaches courses in public sector collective bargaining at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and presents workshops in collective bargaining, arbitration procedures and contract administration for the American Arbitration Association and others. Professionally, she serves on the board of directors of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has recently been active in the Industrial Relations Research Association.

Sharon has also been an active volunteer in her community serving on many organizational boards, including that of the Lutheran Hospital Foundation and the Congregational Church. In 1973, she was elected to the LaCrosse City Council and served for six years. During that time, she also was appointed to the Wisconsin Citizen's Environmental Council, the Wisconsin Legislative Council's Solid Waste Management Study Committee and the Wisconsin Council on Local Affairs.

Since 1987, Sharon has been a member in the Rotary Club of LaCrosse. There in addition to working on several committees, she was honored by her club as a Paul Harris Fellow. Two years ago, for her club's 75th anniversary, she organized the construction of a community-built playground, now know as Kids Coulee. Over $200,000 was raised and more than 3,000 community volunteers were recruited to build a playground accessible to all children, including those with special needs, in approximately two weeks. At the district level, Sharon has chaired the Rotary Volunteers in Action Project Committee and the Community Service Award Committee. Last year, she served as a Governor's Representative and was on the District Long Range Planning Committee.

Sharon and her husband, Roger, married thirty-three years, have two sons, one of whom is married and a granddaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, playing tennis, reading, doing needlepoint, and growing orchids.

Sharon K. Imes

3465 Ebner Coulee Rd.
La Crosse, WI
(608) 784-8071 - Home
(608) 782-0835 - Office
(608) 784-7414 - Fax
E-mail = 102340.512@compuserve.com [IMAGE]

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