Ro­tary hon­ours cur­rent and fu­ture pres­i­dents at gala Satur­day

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

The Drumheller Ro­tary Club held their an­nual Pres­i­dent’s Din­ner on Satur­day, June 25 where they hon­oured their out­go­ing pres­i­dent while wel­com­ing their incoming pres­i­dent for the com­ing year.

The night hon­oured out­go­ing pres­i­dent Doug Stan­ford, who was also the re­cip­i­ent of the Paul Har­ris Fel­low Award, the high­est in­ter­na­tional award the club awards.

“It was quite a sur­prise,” said Stan­ford, who will be end­ing his one year term on June 30. “It shows ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the work you’ve done.”

Ro­tary also hon­oured incoming pres­i­dent John Shan­non, a for­mer pen­i­ten­tiary em­ployee and for­mer club pres­i­dent in 2007 and 2008, who will of­fi­cially be given the gavel on July 4. Shan­non could not be reached as of press time.

Stan­ford will stay on as a past pres­i­dent to as­sist with the tran­si­tion.

Barb Camp­bell was rec­og­nized for her 15 years as sec­re­tary for Drumheller Ro­tary.

Stan­ford said this past year has been a pro­duc­tive one for the club. Fi­nances were low to be­gin the year but the club man­aged to com­plete a num­ber of big projects and im­prove their fi­nances.

Stan­ford said the club had do­nated a lot to the com­mu­nity this year, in­clud­ing $10,000 to the Drumheller Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity project, do­nat­ing a tri­cy­cle to a lo­cal teenager suf­ferng from cere­bral palsy, the in­stal­la­tion of flower stat­ues to the spray park, do­na­tions to the East Coulee School Museum, mi­nor hockey, Fort McMur­ray fire sup­port, and host­ing ex­change stu­dents, among other ac­tiv­i­ties.

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