Dawn Alan re­ceives Sin­clair Cut­cliffe Me­mo­rial Award

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

The Ro­tary Club of Hills­bor­ough hon­oured one of its mem­bers with the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Sin­clair Cut­cliffe Me­mo­rial Award at a re­cent Thurs­day lun­cheon meet­ing.

Dawn Alan re­ceived the award, which is pre­sented an­nu­ally by the club pres­i­dent to a mem­ber who ex­em­pli­fies the qual­i­ties of Cut­cliffe and the Ro­tary ideal of “ser­vice above self.”

In ad­di­tion to the ci­ta­tion, the re­cip­i­ent re­ceives $1,000 of Club funds to be des­ig­nated to the char­ity of her choice. The Sin­clair Cut­cliffe Me­mo­rial Award re­cip­i­ent will also be the re­cip­i­ent of the True Ro­tar­ian Award should that award be made by the Dis­trict Gover­nor in the fall of the same Ro­tary year.

Jen­nifer Dunn, out­go­ing club pres­i­dent, said Alan can al­ways be counted on to work tire­lessly on club projects as well as the day-to-day work­ings of the club to make it the best that it can be.

“She tends to shy away from the spotlight and, I think, prefers to be a cheer­leader and takes great pride in see­ing her fel­low Ro­tar­i­ans shine. It is that gen­er­ous spirit that I re­ally took no­tice of and it be­came ev­i­dent to me that our club’s suc­cess this past year was largely at­trib­ut­able to this Ro­tar­ian. Her com­mu­nity is one of her pas­sions and she has car­ried that pas­sion into sig­nif­i­cant work in the name of Ro­tary.”

Alan has worked with Down­town Char­lot­te­town Inc. for the past 10 years as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. In ad­di­tion to city cen­tre busi­ness and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, pro­ject plan­ning and man­age­ment, her strengths in­clude mar­ket­ing, ad­vo­cacy and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment.

She s a past-pres­i­dent and sec­re­tary of the club and a Paul Harris Fel­low — one who ex­em­pli­fies what a Ro­tar­ian is in all four av­enues of ser­vice. She serves both as co-chair­woman of the mem­ber­ship com­mit­tee and the pro­gram com­mit­tee.

“Through her lead­er­ship, we grew our mem­ber­ship by 18 per cent in one year. She con­sis­tently de­liv­ered out­stand­ing guest speak­ers week af­ter week that both en­ter­tained us and ed­u­cated us. She did all public re­la­tions for our club, and cre­ated and dili­gently up­dates our club’s face­book page to keep it cur­rent and fresh. She has been an ex­cep­tional am­bas­sador for our club and I sim­ply do not know how she does it all . . . . Be­cause of her com­mit­ment and pas­sion for our com­mu­nity, many of us have ben­e­fited from her tire­less ef­forts and we are grate­ful.

Past re­cip­i­ents of the award in­clude Don Scott, Sue Fraser, Frank Zakem, Eric Ellsworth, Jerry Ivany, Tom Davies and inau­gu­ral re­cip­i­ent David Jenk­ins.

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Dawn Alan re­ceives the Sin­clair Cut­cliffe Award dur­ing a re­cent Ro­tary Club of Hills­bor­ough meet­ing from club pres­i­dent Jen­nifer Dunn.

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