Kim Spirou has a passion for making an impact that matters. She has been involved in Rotary for over 30 years joining the Rotary of Windsor Roseland in 1991 shortly after women were allowed to participate in the organization.

Kim is currently an Assistant Governor for area 9 and a member of the Rotary Club of Essex.

She is the immediate past District Trainer serving in this role during the 2021-23 Rotary years. Kim has also served as the District’s Public Relations Chair, GSE Chair, Literacy Chair, District Simplified Grants Chair & past member of the D6400 Foundation Committee, and she is a charter member of the District’s Launch Detroit initiative. She has served as a Rotary president three times. Kim is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Bequest Society member and a Major Donor.

Kim has received many accolades and awards since joining Rotary. She has been named Rotarian of the Year, presented with the prestigious D6400 COG Award for her work at the district level and in 2004 during her first term as President, her club earned the prestigious D6400 Dick Hedke Award. 

In 2021, recognizing her tremendous accomplishments and body of humanitarian service work, Rotary Zone 28 presented Kim with the prestigious Donald McCrae Peace Award for outstanding international service.  At this year’s district conference Kim received Rotary International’s highest honor for an individual Rotarian – The Service Above Self award.

For the past ten years, she and her husband Chris, a family doctor, have led Rotary teams to the central region of Ghana on humanitarian missions of a massive scale which included working in health clinics, hosting eyeglass clinics, distributing vaccines, medicines, medical equipment and orthopedic braces and mosquito bed nets, building and renovating 14 schools, constructing, 7 sanitation facilities and drilling 52 water wells. Her teams have raised over $1.4 million dollars to fund these projects.

In her non-Rotary life, Kim has enjoyed a 34-year career in the public relations field. As an internationally recognized communicator she has provided public relations support, expertise and training for numerous organizations in both the public and private sectors.  In 2001, Kim established her own PR firm called Spirou & Associates. She has earned several awards for her work and was named as the Business Professional of the Year by the Windsor Essex Chamber of Commerce and Communicator of the Year by the Ontario Hospital Association.

In 2020, she captured the International Hermes Platinum Award of Excellence for the 2020 Rotary D6400 magazine which she produced for then DG Noel Jackson. Kim also owns a hair salon and operates an Airbnb.