The Rotary clubs of Cambridge enjoyed time together in celebration of Rotary International's (RI) 106th anniversary.
The evening at the Galt Country Club celebrated Rotary in our community and was an occassion to "build goodwill and better friendships". The presidents-elect, Karen Keeling (Cambridge Sunrise), Don Daggett (Cambridge North) and Pedro Ribeiro (Preston-Hespeler) gave a glimpse of their leadership prowess by organizing an excellent event. Club presidents (Larry Hardman, Gord McSevney and Stan Jones) brought presidential style to their joint "State of the Union" address. In a city linked by bridges, the presidents spoke to the 2010-11 RI theme "Building Communities – Bridging Continents". Rotary District Governor Elect Brian Carmichael brought greetings on behalf of District 7080. To celebrate and recognize the spirit of community building, the clubs presented a Paul Harris Fellowship to Frank Chaves, who whose fundraiser "Scoring for Kids" helped raise funds for Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Cambridge resident and Canada's Commonwealth Games chef de mission Martha Deacon (in photograph) capped the evening with her presentation about life as an Olympic Committee board member and lessons from Olympic and Commonwealth games. This evening is worthy of a gold medal!