Posted by Chris Soper on Jul 12, 2017
During the visit to our club by District Governor Don Sword our President Mel Dean was presented with the True Rotarian Award. District 7820 highlighted this event in their newsletter link
"A True Rotarian. Someone who is a person whose activities are a result of his personal goodwill and a  sense that the world will be a better place as a  result of his /her quiet work and effort in Rotary.
A person who conducts him/herself following the 4 Way Test, who is humble, does not flatter wealth, or boast of their own possessions or achievements.  This Rotarian speaks with frankness yet always with sincerity and sympathy. Deeds follow words, and this Rotarian thinks of the rights and feelings of others and is a person with whom honour is sacred.  
The “True Rotarian” is the foundation of Rotary: always there, contributing to the current Rotary activity and by any Rotarian’s measure, is the lifeblood of Rotary."
Excerpt from speech to Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty—True Rotarian