April's Rotarian of the Month is Mark Staples.  Mark graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Speech Major and a Teaching degree. After graduating from college, he spent five years 
as a Jr. High teacher, then Real Estate, and on to his father’s tool manufacturing shop where he discovered his true business love, selling. During this time, he married, and he and his wife had four children; and now five grandchildren.
 
“Brothers Industry” -- that’s the name the Stapels boys used as they started up what resulted into a very successful enterprise. Mark oversaw selling, Greg handled manufacturing, and David finance. The company grew from five employees to over 200 and another 400 on the outside doing their work. After 26 years, they sold the business and Mark retired to Arizona.
 
 Mark joined the nearly 100 Rotarians at Sun Lakes in January 2018 and their many activities generating funds to continue helping grade school students with dictionaries for third graders, teachers, and high school students -- whatever is needed in our community.
 
Which brings us to the recently concluded Sun Lakes Rotary Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at Oakwood CC. As a part of the Tournament, a raffle was held for a brand-new golf cart from A-1 Golf Carts. Raffle tickets cost $10 a piece, and Mark sold more than 600 all by himself. Think of it. 600 Raffle tickets! Good fit for a salesman, don’t you think? That’s a Rotarian worthy of Rotarian of the Month.