Hills­bor­ough named club of year

Hills­bor­ough Char­lot­te­town Ro­tary club rec­og­nized for the high­est tra­di­tions

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

The Ro­tary Club of Hills­bor­ough Char­lot­te­town has earned the Out­stand­ing Ro­tary Club of the Year recog­ni­tion for per­form­ing in the high­est tra­di­tions of Ro­tary.

The club picked up its award dur­ing the re­cent Ro­tary Dis­trict 7820 con­fer­ence in Hal­i­fax. Ro­tary Dis­trict 7820 in­cludes Nova Sco­tia, Prince Ed­ward Is­land, New­found­land and Labrador, along with the French is­lands of Saint Pierre et Miquelon.

Club pres­i­dent Jen­nifer Dunn shared one of her favourite quotes when ac­cept­ing the award. She quoted Michael Jor­dan, say­ing, “Tal­ent wins games, but team­work and in­tel­li­gence win cham­pi­onships.” She went on to say, “It has been the team­work of our club mem­bers that has made this year an ex­cep­tional one. I am so grate­ful to be work­ing with each mem­ber or this group. I feel lucky to have served as this club’s pres­i­dent.”

Dis­trict gover­nor Stella Roy said, “They have done all of the above but also have de­vel­oped a strat­egy to re­new the club that I feel has worked and that other clubs can re­pro­duce.”

The Ro­tary Club of Hills­bor­ough meets weekly, noon on Thurs­days, at the Rodd Char­lot­te­town. Since its in­cep­tion in 1979, the club with the an­nual car din­ner as its flag­ship fundraiser has raised well over $3 mil­lion, with all pro­ceeds go­ing to sup­port char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions both on P.E.I., and around the world.

The Hills­bor­ough Ro­tary Club has made con­tri­bu­tions to the QEH Foun­da­tion, Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters, P.E.I. Spe­cial Olympics, Ju­nior Achieve­ment, the P.E.I. Di­vi­sion of the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety, and awarded nearly $130,000 in schol­ar­ships to stu­dents at Colonel Gray High School through its Strive pro­gram.

The club was also in­stru­men­tal in the open­ing of the Ro­tary House soup kitchen in 2005. On an in­ter­na­tional scale, funds raised have been used to­wards erad­i­cat­ing poverty, po­lio, hunger, il­lit­er­acy and to in­stall wa­ter wells in Nige­ria.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Hills­bor­ough Char­lot­te­town Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Jen­nifer Dunn, left, and Ro­tary as­sis­tant dis­trict gover­nor Ann Sher­man dis­play the Char­lot­te­town club’s Out­stand­ing Ro­tary Club of the Year award.

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