|Zimmer named Lion of the Year
Art Zimmer, a lifelong resident of Rohnert Park, was honored on Feb. 26 by the Cotati Lions as Lion of the Year. Zimmer serves the community with his work with the Boy Scouts program as den leader of Cub Scout Pack 81 and Scoutmaster for Troop 68.
He also is involved with the Order of the Arrow in scouting and is a Vigil Honor member.
Zimmer has been a member of the Cotati Lions for 10 years and has served as Vice-President. He currently is the club’s membership chairman.
He and his wife, Diane, have three children – Ryan, Shawn and Ashley – and a granddaughter, Sophi.
One of his most notable moments of service came about four years ago when he approached the club with the idea of hosting a fundraiser for a little girls suffering from a rare blood disease.
It was the start of the Cotati Lions Club Spaghetti Feed fundraiser, one of four fundraising dinners the club hosts, which collectively raises nearly $25,000 annually.