The Don Pat­ter­son Memo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment of the Ro­tary Club of the Boundary

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Jan Draper, spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion North Hat­ley

Satur­day, July 30 Boundary Ro­tary will hold its an­nual golf tour­na­ment. The club has been host­ing this event for over twenty years and for golfers and those who only at­tend the din­ner it is a pleas­ant af­ter­noon ac­tiv­ity. The event is one of the club’s two main fund rais­ers that al­low Ro­tary to sup­port a num­ber of lo­cal US and Cana­dian and international ini­tia­tives in­clud­ing the Haskell Li­brary, Camp Mas­saw­ippi and Camp Coutts Mo­ri­arty and Bor­der Mi­nor Hockey. year to mark the pass­ing away of long time Ro­tar­ian, Don Pat­ter­son, the tour­na­ment was re-named in his honor.

Pat­ter­son ex­em­pli­fied the spirit of Ro­tary. He and his wife, Aline, par­tic­i­pated in ev­ery as­pect of the club’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Don was Pres­i­dent in 20022003. He and Aline helped to keep the book­store in good order and reg­u­larly at­tended the sales. He and Aline were en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port­ers of the Friend­ship Ex­changes. Don was part of the hands-on projects Boundary has un­der­taken at Camp Mas­saw­ippi and Coutts Mo­ri­arty help­ing the camps with spring clean-up or small ren­o­va­tions. He was al­ways part of the team that cleaned and re­paired the blue bird houses on the bi­cy­cle trail. He was a mem­ber of the Vo­ca­tional Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee which gives schol­ar­ships on both sides of the bor­der. Al­ways smil­ing and good hu­mored, Don em­bod­ied the Ro­tary spirit of ser­vice. Boundary hopes that the Don Pat­ter­son Memo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment will keep this spirit alive in our community.

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