Citizens honoured at Rotary banquet



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Special guests and recipients at the Neepawa Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship banquet included (Front row L-R) District Governor Peter Neufeldt, Brad Mummery, Helen Drysdale, Pat Gawaziuk,Glen Cummings. (Back row L-R) Ron Nordstrom, Don Schmall and Dave Bennet.


By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

The Neepawa Rotary Club of Neepawa #5550 met on Apr. 26 for their annual Paul Harris Banquet. Paul Harris Fellow pins and certificates were awarded to a number of volunteers and members.

District Governor Peter Neufeldt spoke at the banquet and presented the awards.

Dave Bennet presented a PHF certificate and pin to Pat Gawaziuk in recognition of her long time community service with a number of organizations including the Lily Festival and Neepawa Settlement Services committee. Bennet also presented a certificate and pin to Helen Drysdale for leadership wth cadets and the Beautiful Plains Museum. Dave and Myra Bennet were presented with a major donor recognition and pins. Don Schmall received a PHF pin and two sapphires. Brad Mummery received a certificate and pin. Glen Cummings received a pin and 3 sapphires. Cummings also presented a certificate and pin to his son, Ian who was not able to attend the banquet

The Tony Otten Award supporting the Polio Plus program was presented to Ron Nordstrom with an introduction by Wayne Hildebrand.

Neufeldt commented that in 1985 there were 1,000 new cases of polio reported every day but through prevention programs like Polio Plus, the number of cases now are very small.This year only 10 cases have been reported in 2018 so far. He noted that there will have to be three consecutive years of no cases reported for the disease to be declared eradicated.