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The award is given annually to a District from Canada, the U.
S., or Mexico that exemplifies the ideals of Rotary Youth Exchange fostered by a North American Youth Exchange Network pioneer, Dr. In accepting the award on behalf of District 5020, District Chair Craig Gillis acknowledged the tremendous ‘team’ effort of the District 5020 Youth Exchange Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers who give tirelessly of their time and talents to provide a remarkable opportunity for students who immerse themselves in the world of youth exchange.
Ten Paul Harris Fellow Awards were presented to some exceptional community members.
Our club's awards went to Deborah Marshall - Principal of John Barsby Community School - and to Rob Anderson - Director of Community Ministries at Salvation Army.To stop it from progressing, the country needed to administer 6 million vaccines through an emergency program.On Saturday April 1st the 5 Nanaimo and Lantzville Rotary Clubs hosted a successful celebration of the Rotary Foundation's Centennial at Beban Auditorium.At the recent NAYEN (North American Youth Exchange Network) Conference hosted in Calgary, Alberta, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program of District 5020 was honoured with the Dr.Abe Kuttothara Award as the “outstanding Rotary Youth Exchange District in North America”.Doug served in the RCAF in WWII and upon his return from the war he attended UBC law and had a long and distinguished career retiring as a provincial court judge.He was not only active in Rotary, but was active in Ashlar Lodge, Shriners and a number of societies in Nanaimo.Recently all inbound students attended the five day Comox Rendezvous, a series of winter activities sponsored by the four Rotary clubs in the Comox Valley.It is also noteworthy that several members of the committee provide leadership beyond the district level.“We view our students as peace ambassadors, individuals who have are able to transform our world through understanding and acceptance, bringing us closer to global peace one student at a time”.In presenting the award Sofia Sotomayor, Chair of RYE District 4100 in Mexico, noted the award acknowledges the longevity of the District 5020 program, its exceptional training for both inbound and outbound students, its efforts to create opportunities for both long term and short term exchanges, its blend of U. and Canadian clubs and its commitment to innovative programs that support and encourage a successful exchange year for all participants.