Please submit nominations to Asha Paul
GLEN PEACOCK Award for Outstanding Rotary Clubs Large/Medium/Small
This award is for the large, medium and small CLUBS which best reflect the themes of Rotary International and the District. Large clubs: over 100 members; Medium clubs: 40 – 100; Small clubs: less than 40.
Submission deadline: 15 April
Glen Peacock
It was during his year as District Governor in Alberta that the Rotary Club of Fairview was organized. “As Canada pushes back its frontier,” he then predicted, “Rotary will move deeper and deeper into the Northland. Bad roads and cold weather are no match for the Rotary spirit.” Glen was a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary. He served our district as District Governor 1954-55 and as an RI director 1958-60. Under his guidance, the first extension Calgary club in 1955 was formed then known as the Manchester Club. Manchester later became Rotary Club of Calgary South. His classification was motion-picture theatres, Theatre owner.
MEL CUNNINGHAM Club Publicity Award
This award is for the best CLUB public relations activity that promotes “Rotary” in their community. This may be in conjunction with a fundraiser, service project or donor project.
Submission deadline: 15 April
Mel Cunningham
M. M. (Mel) Cunningham was born in 1898 in Woodrow Saskatchewan. As a young man, he moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where he married Margaret Perry, the daughter of a pioneer Southern Alberta farming family.
In 1938, he moved to Red Deer where he started a farm implement dealership, which he operated for more than 20 years. In 1955 he was named Alberta vice-president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a director of the Canadian Federation of Farm Equipment Dealers.
Mel was introduced to Rotary by Dr. Gilbert Paterson. He served as club president in 1953-1954 and was a delegate to the Rotary International Convention in Seattle Washington in 1954. He served as Rotary District Governor for District 536 in 1958-1959. He was a group discussion leader at the Rotary International Assembly in 1958.
Mel Cunningham passed away on March 14, 1974.