After four years of helping to establish and run the Aurora Borealis Rotaract Club in Fairbanks, Alaska, Pile was asked to lead the effort in establishing a new Rotary club. This club would later be named the Fairbanks Golden Heart Rotary Club.
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.
During the club’s charter ceremony, Rotary International President Carl-Wilhelm recognized Charter President John Pile and the other charter club for their efforts in establishing the fifth Rotary club in Fairbanks.