ROTARY IN YOUR COMMUNITY
News from the Rotary Club of Drumheller
Rotary is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide in more than 200 countries. For more information about the Rotary Club of Drumheller go to www.drumhellerrotary.com
Residents of Drumheller and district, let’s get out and show our support and appreciation of the contributions to our community made by the 2016 Celebration of Excellence nominees. The awards take place on Saturday evening, April 9 at the Creatacious Banquet room.
Citizen of the Year dates back to 1970. This year the finalists are JoAnn Cunningham and Lynn Hemming. Rotary introduced the Most Courteous Employee award in 1960 and the finalists this year are Florence Johnson and Debbie Schinnour. And a tip of the stetson to Megan Boland (Female Athlete of the Year) and Duane Bolin (Male Athlete of the Year). Pick up your tickets at SJ Fashions and Centre Street Insurance.
How about a dinosaur, or two with large wing spans to provide shade at Rotary Park? Club members have identified this as a project to pursue in association with Dino-Arts. The park is ex- tremely popular and it’s felt a good addition would be to provide more shade, yet maintain as much green area as possible.
Rotary will soon have 36 members but on many occasions that number just isn’t sufficient for the club to participate in major projects. Over the years non-members have stepped forward and as a fine gesture of appreciation President Doug Stanford will acknowledge this goodwill at our May 30 evening meeting.
Rotary offers many students trips and scholarships and now something new to the area that someone might be interested in: Peace Fellowships at master’s degree programs in peace and conflict resolution and prevention. A student can attend institutions in the US., UK, Australia, Sweden and Thailand.
We welcome new members Trevor Young, Brent Dueck and Lisa Hansen-Zakaruk.