Rotary Club Of LaSalle Centennial Announces New Award

Friday November 4th, 2016

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The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial has announce the newly created Rajbir (Roger) Mann International Service Award.

This award is meant to recognize a member of the Town of LaSalle who demonstrates energetic and enthusiastic volunteer service internationally.

Roger Mann was a charter member of the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial, which was founded in the year 2005. Since that time, Mann has been involved with over twenty-three water and sanitation projects in India, Africa, and Mexico. Witnessing the illness and death of children unnecessarily due to contaminated water affected him profoundly. He has visited India and Mexico many times at his own expense to co-ordinate and follow-up with all of these projects.

In 2016, Mann moved to the Cambridge area to be closer to his family. To honour his many years of service, the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial created this award that is open to any member of the Town of LaSalle who has served internationally in a volunteer capacity.

The award is open to anyone who is a citizen of the Town of LaSalle and is 18 years of age or older. Preference will be given to those who have worked on water, health, or education projects.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for this award, you are asked to write a letter of recommendation to the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial. You are asked to include photographs and/or reports supporting the submission.

The deadline for applications is January 15th, 2017. The inaugural award will be presented at the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial’s 10th annual Crystal Drop Gala on February 25th, 2017.

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