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Truro Rotary Club holding 93rd annual Charter Night

Om and Meena Khanna
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TRURO, N.S. —

Members of the Rotary Club of Truro will be recognized during a celebration Thursday evening.

The Rotary Club of Truro is holding its 93rd annual Charter Night at the Best Western Glengarry on April 11.

Barbara Goit will be honoured as Rotarian of the Year. She has been a Rotarian since 1994 and president of the club in 1998-99. She remains very active on the board of Directors and at committee levels and has been the club’s Youth Committee Chair for the past two years.

Om and Meena Khanna will also be recognized for their contributions. The Khannas approached the Rotary Club of Truro with an idea for a cultural event that would raise money for the club to donate to community causes. The idea for a Bollywood dinner and dance with both East Indian and Canadian entertainment was born. It has been very successful; raising more than $50,000 during the past five years.

Richard Bowness will be presented with the Avenues of Service Citation during the evening. Since joining the club in 1995, he has been active at some time in all avenues of Rotary Service. He has been club secretary, vice president and president, and is very involved in the End Polio Now campaign.

Charter Night keynote speaker will be Danny Graham.

Graham is best known as the MLA for Halifax Citadel between 2002 and 2005. He is credited with starting the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program and has worked to advance justice reforms with the United Nations and various countries. For 10 years he was Nova Scotia’s chief negotiator on Aboriginal Rights. He is currently the chief engagement officer for Engage Nova Scotia. In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Community College and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, Engage is leading the Nova Scotia Quality of Life Initiative.

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