Ike Hockwald, Charter President

The man who was instrumental in organizing the Rotary Club of Marshall was a man of many interests, with an overriding desire to serve beyond himself.

For nearly two decades served as chairman of the Rotary student loan fund, to which he was extremely devoted; and
he fathered not only the Rotary Club of Marshall. but also was recognized as the father of organized baseball in Marshall bringing to Marshall teams that brought distinction to the community; and was a driving force in forming a Marshall Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. in which be held the highest offices and who, in his later years. annually was publicly recognized by the lodge at special "Ike Hockwald Appreciation" meetings; and,
. he served unselfishly in all programs for community betterment. giving of his time and efforts to long service on the Marshall School Board; contributing generously to Kahn Memorial Hospital. which was named at his suggestion in recognition of the largest contribution for its erection; was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America with its highest award, the Silver Beaver, to adult benefactors; and distinguished himself as a Mason; and,
his affiliations with the Marshall Chamber of Commerce, the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, and other civic groups earned for him the deserved recognition as an outstanding civic leader.
He had many friends