The Rotary Club of Arnprior hosted it’s annual “Valley Night” a gathering of Rotary Clubs in the Ottawa Valley on Thursday May 23, 2019 at the Sand Point Golf Club in Braeside. The theme for the evening was on Volunteerism. Celebrating the theme of "volunteerism" Rotarian Rev. Dr. Leo Hughes was presented with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by MP Cheryl Gallant. Also present for the evening was MPP. John Yakabuski, Mayors of Arnprior and McNab Braeside,  Walter Stack and
Tom Peckett.
 
Dr. Rev. Leo Hughes and Margaret Hughes 
 
Left to Right. President Dave Palmer, Mayor of McNab Braeside Tom Peckett, MP Cheryl Gallant, Dr. Rev. Hughes, MPP John Yakabuski & Mayor of Arnprior Walter Stack

The evening began with an Acapela group named ‘Nothin’ but Treble” comprising of 4 very talented ladies performing during the dinner period with a compilation of songs. 
A cheque presentation for $10,000 was presented by the President of the Rotary Club of Arnprior to the Chair of the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation Jackie Asselin. 
 

President Dave Palmer presenting the cheque.
 
The other presentations were The Paul Harris Fellow recognition award which were presented to individuals who contribute or who have made a personal monetary contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. The award also recognizes individuals who have given tirelessly over a considerable period of time to their community.
There were 3 recipients who received the Paul Harris award. They were Rob Ball of Sullivan & Sons for the Company's continued Community Support to Rotary, Rotarians Brian Patterson and Terry Dawson. Martha Weaver District Governor of 7040 presented the awards to Rob Ball & Rotarian Brian Patterson 
Absent to receive the award was Rotarian Terry Dawson.

From left Pres. Dave Palmer, District Governor Martha Weaver, Rotarian Brian Patterson and Rob Ball from Sullivan & Sons
 
 
 
The Keynote speaker for the evening was David King of the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) . David has over 20 years of executive experience in marketing, sales, business development, Human Resources & engineering. David is an active volunteer who donates his time and expertise to local, national and international pursuits.
Keynote speaker David King