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Rotary club of Powell River wins top award

Dedicated members work on local and international community projects

Go to any town or city across Canada and residents may notice signs indicating something was sponsored by their local Rotary Club. The same goes for the qathet region.

Currently the most prominent Rotary Club structure is the grand pavilion at Willingdon Beach. It’s no wonder then, that the Rotary Club of Powell River recently received the Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year Award for District 5040.

President Ross Cooper said he was shocked but not surprised, as the local club has very dedicated and active members. As of March 2023, total membership is at 38.

The club in this particular region is “hitting on all cylinders,” said District 5040 governor John Berry. 

The Rotary Club of Powell River has been around since 1955 and is one of 49 clubs from district 5040.

Its vision statement says that, “together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change; across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” 

Currently the local Rotary Club is involved with community service projects, fundraising and international service projects, including recent approval to build a new gazebo at Palm Beach.

The structure is being constructed currently, and people have already booked it for weddings this summer