Rotarians honour citizens for community service


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The Rotary Club of Neepawa

Several people were recognized for service to the community at the annual Paul Harris Rotary Club Banquet in Neepawa on April 23. 

Jack Huxley was honoured for serving 50 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Neepawa. Mr. Huxley received his long-service certificate from the District Governor, Pat Chernesky, who also delivered the keynote address. 

Rotarians Glen Cummings, Bob Durston and their spouses (Heather and Carolyn, respectively), along with Rotarian Brian Elgert, sponsored four family members as recipient of individual Paul Harris fellowships. 

Rotarian Rey Mack did the same for Rochelle Unico, a member of the local Filipino community.

A teacher at the Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI), Michelle Young, received a Paul Harris community fellowship award for her service with “H.O.P.E.”, a  group of NACI students, which does humanitarian work at home and abroad.

A member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Neepawa, Wayne Hildebrand, received the Tony Otten Award for, among other things, directing the annual Rotary auction, an important fund-raiser for the group.

The annual event recognizes the man who founded the world-wide Rotary Club movement in Chicago over a century ago, Paul Harris.