Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty
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Club Awards

Besides the awards that the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty presents to community leaders, it also presents awards to it's own members who have shown exceptional service to the community or the club. On this page: The True Rotarian Award The Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence

The True Rotarian Award

2017 Recipient - Rotarian Susan Carruthers The True Rotarian Award is presented to a Rotarian who demonstrates through his/her Rotary and community life that he/she lives by the four-way test and provides 'Service Above Self'. The recipient is chosen by the Board of Directors in each club in District 7820 and is presented by the District Governor during his/her visit to the club.  The “True Rotarian” has a Rotary attitude. This is a person who conducts him/herself following the 4-way Test at all times, who is humble, does not flatter wealth or boast of his/her own possessions or achievements. This Rotarian speaks with frankness yet always with sincerity and sympathy. After having communicated his/her differences, he/she supports the activities of others even if the direction may not parallel with their thinking. Deeds follow words, and this Rotarian thinks of the rights and feelings of others. This Rotarian always appears well in any company and is a person whose honour is sacred. The “True Rotarian” is the foundation of Rotary – always there, contributing to the current Rotary activity and by any Rotarian’s measure, is the life blood of Rotary.

“Service Above Self”

The 'Rotarian of the

Year' award is the

precursor of the True

Rotarian Award. Past

winners of these

awards are:

Rotarian of the Year

Brian Arsenault - 2002

Dick St. John - 2003

Winston Johnston -

2004

True Rotarian Award

Myron MacKay - 2005

Joan Fleming - 2006

Dick St. John - 2007

Barry Maze - 2008

Bev Simpson - 2009

Ann Sherman - 2010

Rob DeBlois - 2011

John Barrett - 2012

James Lovering - 2013

David Corrigan - 2014

Bev Hood - 2015

Past recipients of

the Award for

Vocational

Excellence

Bev Simpson 2001-02

Norman Carruthers

2002-03

Myron Mackay 2003-

04

Joanne Ings 2004-05

Winston Johnston

2005-06

Gordon MacInnis

2006-07

Louise MacDonald

2007-08

Tom Wilkinson

2008-09

Dianne Griffin

2009-10

David Morrison

2010-11

Diane Griffin 2011-12

Rob DeBlois 2012-13

Wade Lynch 2013-14

Barry Maze 2014-15

Bob Gray 2015-16

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty's

Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence

Each year, a fellow Rotarian is chosen to receive the Harry MacLauchlan Award for

Vocational Excellence based on the following criteria;

- Considers their vocation an opportunity to serve

- Adheres and promotes the highest ethical standards in their occupation

- Contributes their vocational talents to addressing the needs of the community

- Offers his or her talents for young people

- Improves the quality of life in their community

- Abides by the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test in their daily business dealings

The recipient of the Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence for

2016-17 is Patricia Diaz

Locally, nationally and internationally, Patricia has effectively facilitated the

intercultural communication process of a number

of valued clients from the public and private

sector as well as from NGO's and the public at

large.

She is proud of having donated in excess of $4,000

worth of certified Spanish and English translation

work to Rotary International projects. She has

assisted Spanish-speaking refugees and their

sponsors on a pro-bono basis throughout the

years.

When Patricia was National Secretary of the

National Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada and

Vice-President for the Atlantic Region (1990-92), she became a strong advocate on

behalf of that constituency.

She presented briefs to the committee during the Review of the Employment

Equity Act at the House of Commons. Her focus was on access to language

training programs, accreditation of foreign professional credentials, and labour

market opportunities.

She and LATIN ACCESS have been key players in the successful penetration of

diverse international markets by providing sound intercultural and linguistic

advice for the effective marketing and promotion of a number of Canadian goods

and services.

Her first public sector client in Canada was the official in charge of marketing PEI

potatoes throughout the world on behalf of the PEI Department of Agriculture, Mr.

Norbert Stewart, who actually became her sponsor to our Rotary Club.

And her first private sector client was Diagnostic Chemicals Limited (DCL), a

company for which she and LATIN ACCESS had the honour of rendering certified

technical translation services in a number of languages throughout the years.

As a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown royalty since 1989, Patricia has

served on many committees including being an intercultural counsellor to

international exchange students and host families.

Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty
© Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty

Club Awards

Besides the awards that the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty presents to community leaders, it also presents awards to it's own members who have shown exceptional service to the community or the club. On this page: The True Rotarian Award The Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence

The True Rotarian Award

2017 Recipient - Rotarian Susan Carruthers The True Rotarian Award is presented to a Rotarian who demonstrates through his/her Rotary and community life that he/she lives by the four-way test and provides 'Service Above Self'. The recipient is chosen by the Board of Directors in each club in District 7820 and is presented by the District Governor during his/her visit to the club.  The “True Rotarian” has a Rotary attitude. This is a person who conducts him/herself following the 4-way Test at all times, who is humble, does not flatter wealth or boast of his/her own possessions or achievements. This Rotarian speaks with frankness yet always with sincerity and sympathy. After having communicated his/her differences, he/she supports the activities of others even if the direction may not parallel with their thinking. Deeds follow words, and this Rotarian thinks of the rights and feelings of others. This Rotarian always appears well in any company and is a person whose honour is sacred. The “True Rotarian” is the foundation of Rotary – always there, contributing to the current Rotary activity and by any Rotarian’s measure, is the life blood of Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty's

Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence

Each year, a fellow Rotarian is chosen to receive the

Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence

based on the following criteria;

- Considers their vocation an opportunity to serve

- Adheres and promotes the highest ethical standards in

their occupation

- Contributes their vocational talents to addressing the

needs of the community

- Offers his or her talents for young people

- Improves the quality of life in their community

- Abides by the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test in

their daily business dealings

The recipient of the Harry MacLauchlan Award for

Vocational Excellence for 2016-17 is Patricia Diaz

Locally, nationally and internationally, Patricia has

effectively facilitated the

intercultural

communication process

of a number of valued

clients from the public

and private sector as well

as from NGO's and the

public at large.

She is proud of having

donated in excess of

$4,000 worth of certified

Spanish and English

translation work to Rotary International projects. She

has assisted Spanish-speaking refugees and their

sponsors on a pro-bono basis throughout the years.

When Patricia was National Secretary of the National

Organization of Immigrant and Visible Minority Women

of Canada and Vice-President for the Atlantic Region

(1990-92), she became a strong advocate on behalf of

that constituency.

She presented briefs to the committee during the

Review of the Employment Equity Act at the House of

Commons. Her focus was on access to language training

programs, accreditation of foreign professional

credentials, and labour market opportunities.

She and LATIN ACCESS have been key players in the

successful penetration of diverse international markets

by providing sound intercultural and linguistic advice for

the effective marketing and promotion of a number of

Canadian goods and services.