Trio receive Don Funk Memorial Award for Rotary service

The award was presented to one member for each of the three Rotary Clubs in Abbotsford.

Receiving the Don Funk Memorial Award are Cors DeLint (far left) and Tom McMillan (second from right)

Receiving the Don Funk Memorial Award are Cors DeLint (far left) and Tom McMillan (second from right)

The annual Don Funk Memorial Award was presented on Nov. 12 to three outstanding and exemplary Rotarians.

For the first time, all three Rotary Clubs in Abbotsford gave the award to multiple recipients as they celebrated at an interclub luncheon at the Sandman Inn in Abbotsford.

The recipients were Cors DeLint from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, Tom McMillan from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas, and Matt Robinson from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui.

Each Rotarian was acknowledged by their Rotary Club president and presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

DeLint, McMillan and Robinson have contributed greatly to their clubs and Rotary International over their many years of service.

Don Funk was a member of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford and is remembered as a kind and generous man who gave countless hours in volunteer service.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford established the award in his honor to recognize Abbotsford Rotarians who have demonstrated outstanding club service and involvement in community or international projects.

Funk received Rotary International’s highest honour, the “Service Above Self” award,  in 2000 as a result of his efforts in collecting used hospital equipment from B.C. hospitals for distribution to third world countries, along with many other acts of service in his 22 years as a Rotarian.

Members of Funk’s family were present at the luncheon to honor and congratulate the three recipients including his brother Ken Funk, his sisters Judy Armstrong and Ingrid Chow, and his nephew Mark Dana.

Each Rotary Club makes one nomination each year, and the three serving presidents collectively select the award recipient(s).



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