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“Service Above Self”

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty

2018-19 Mentor Award

In the fall of each year, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty honours a member of the Island Community who through exemplary contributions and service to society fulfils the distinction of being a mentor to our club, its members and society as a whole. The recipient is not a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty. Mentors have been a significant influence on the lives of others by the commitment they have demonstrated to their profession over the years.

The Process of nominating a Mentor

Recognize a Mentor

Mentors play an important role in Island life. Mentors encourage and motivate others through their inspirational example as leaders in their vocation, coaches, volunteers, and supporters. Each year, since 1989, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty has honoured an Islander who, through their vocational contributions and service to society, fulfill the distinction of being a mentor to our Club, its members and society as a whole.


The recipient of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Mentor Award is: Not a member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty; An individual who has held a position of senior responsibility in their vocation and/or as a senior leader in a community advisory role; A person who has been a positive influence on the lives and/or careers of others through their commitment and excellence; An individual who demonstrates the ideals of Rotary in their vocation and/or community work: i.e. Rotary’s Motto: “Service above Self” An individual who, in their vocation and/or community work, exemplifies the ideals of Rotary as stated in Rotary’s 4 Way Test of the things we think, say and do: Is it the Truth? Will it be fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Willing to stand for nomination and participate in the celebration event that recognizes their contributions. Note: Posthumous nominations will also be accepted.

Selection Process

All Islanders are encouraged to submit a nomination (form attached) recognizing a mentor in their vocation and/or community. Nominations will be assessed by a committee of members of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Rotary and will be based on the submitted written nomination package. Late or incomplete nomination packages and illegible forms will not be reviewed. All nominee names are held in strict confidence. If a nominee is not selected, their name may be carried forward for consideration by the selection panel for three years. The award will be presented during a special evening event providing an opportunity for Rotarians, family and friends of the recipient and former Club Mentors to join us in celebrating their contribution. To submit a nomination fill out the annexed Nomination Form and send it together with all supporting documentation to: Committee Chair David Hooley at or by fax 902- 566-2639. The deadline for submitting nominations is October 19th, 2018.

Tip Sheet for Nominating a Mentor

Nomination Form

In Word Format - Download, fill in, save to your computer and email In PDF Format - Print & fill in manually In Fillable PDF Format (can be filled out online, saved to your computer and e-mailed to

2017-18 Mentor Award

The 2017-18 award was presented to Mary Hickey, Mentor to Children and Educators.

Mary Hickey

Mary Hickey was born and raised in PEI. She attended West Royalty and East Royalty School and Notre Dame Academy. In 1968 she graduated from Saint Dunstan’s with a Bachelor of Arts. Later in her career, Mary earned a Diploma in Special Education from UPEI in 1997, and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Literacy from Mount St Vincent University in 2002. In 1969, with her husband, Paul, she volunteered with CUSO and travelled to Nigeria to teach English at secondary school for two years.  Thus began a teaching career which took her to Labrador City, NFLD, Sept Isles, Quebec, Kibaha, Tanzania, Charlottetown, PEI, and to rural Rwanda. During her career she taught students from age five to sixty-five. Mary believes in Service above Self. As a public school teacher she was never satisfied with less than her best. She continued to study and improve her teaching skills through evening and summer school classes. She put in the long hours necessary to prepare lessons that allowed her students to succeed.  She was always interested in learning new curricula and in sharing her learning with her peers. Student teachers thrived under her mentorship. During her years as a CUSO/VSO volunteer in Africa, Mary maintained the same high standards of work commitment. She did not allow bad roads, long drives on a motor cycle, or heavy rains to keep her from meeting teachers at their schools when promised. She listened to her administrators and teachers with respect and managed to build the trust and goodwill necessary for the teachers to take risks and try new teaching methodologies. Mary also helped her teachers in Rwanda create teaching resources.  Rotary assisted in this area by supplying funds to buy rice sacks, reference books and dictionaries for schools in two districts.   Mary completed four placements as a teacher trainer in Rwanda. The six years spent mentoring students and teachers in Nigeria,  Tanzania and Rwanda allowed Mary to do her part in promoting a peaceful world. From the time Mary first walked into a classroom in 1969 until she retired in 2016, she considered herself lucky to be able to do what she loved.  Mary is also a mother of three wonderful adults and five grandchildren.   From their parents, Suzanne, Christopher and David have learned the importance of sharing their talents with their community.  Suzanne is a teacher and Kiwanis member who serves as the advisor to the Key Club and Duke of Edinburgh Award Program at Colonel Gray High School.  Chris does Child protection work with Social Services and coaches soccer. David teaches in the English Department at UPEI, where  he mentors young, aspiring writers.  
Previous Royalty Rotary Club Mentors 1989-1990 - Leta Andrew - Mentor to the Tourism Industry of P.E.I. 1990-1991 - Stephen P. Connolly Sr. - Mentor to Senior Citizens of P.E.I. 1991-1992 - Walt Wheeler - Mentor to Tourism and Senior Citizens. 1992-1993 - James Tesky - Mentor to Youth, Veterans and Seniors. 1993-1994 - Dr. J.H. O'Hanley - Mentor to the Medical Community and Children of P.E.I. 1994-1995 - Mary B. Coady - Mentor to Youth, the Sick and Needy 1995-1996 - Carter W. MacKenzie - Mentor to Family, Friends and the Community 1996-1997 - Helen MacDonald - Mentor to Education and Women 1997-1998 - Father Charlie Cheverie - Mentor to Education and Community 1998-1999 - Dr. William Temple Hooper - Mentor to the Medical Community and Oncology 1999-2000 - Father Francis Bolger - Mentor to University Education and PEI History 2000-2001 - Sybil Cutcliffe - Mentor to Community, Youth and Handicapped 2001-2002 - Hesta MacDonald - Mentor to Education and the Community. 2002-2003 - Dr. Kent Ellis - Mentor to Medicine and Community 2003-04 - Mr. Len Sirois - Mentor to Youth 2004-05 - Mr. Frank Ledwell - Mentor to University Education and Literature. 2005-06 - Rev. Ross Howard - Mentor to Community. 2006-07 - Dr. Ian MacQuarrie - Mentor to University Education and the Environment. 2007-08 - Dr. Bernice Bell - Mentor to Gerontology. 2008-09 - Dr. Margaret Munro - Mentor to Nursing and Education. 2009-10 - Marlene Bryanton - Mentor to Community, Youth and Handicapped. 2010-11 - Dr. Bud Ings - Mentor to Veterinary Medicine, and the Community. 2011-12 - Errol Laughlin - Mentor to his community and to military history. 2012-13 - Barbara Mullaly - Mentor in Athletic Administration and Wellness. 2012-13 - Dr. Donald Glendenning - Mentor in Education and Innovation. 2012-13 - Catherine Hennessey - Mentor in Heritage Protection and Preservation. 2013-14 - Albert 'Ab' Ferris Mentor to Accounting, Education and Public Service 2014-15 - Hon. Catherine Callbeck - Mentor to Women in Business and Politics. 2015-16 - Elizabeth Reagh - Mentor in Family / Elder Mediation and Law. 2016-17 - Lawson Drake - Mentor to UPEI Students & Faculty 2017-18 - Mary Hickey - Mentor to Education

Nomination Package Checklist

□ Nominee section (who you are nominating) □ Nominator section (your contact information) □ Reason for nomination □ Include or attach letters of support or other materials □ Email, fax or deliver the package by October 19th, 2018. The Mentor Award is presented at a Club dinner meeting at the Delta Hotel in the late fall of each year
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Business Advertising Supplement For the past 28 years the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty has produced a photographic business advertising supplement that has been distributed throughout the province through the Island's major newspapers. Producing over 35,000 copies each year has virtually guaranteed distribution to every Island home.   The project, while complex in some regards, is simple to understand in theory. The members of our Club act as salespeople in the community and as such, they sell advertising space for an all inclusive price to businesses, organizations and individuals. The one price charged is competitive with what an ad would cost for a single day inserted in the major papers. In addition, the photography, design and production is also included in this price which makes the cost very attractive.   This is truly a Win-Win-Win project in that the advertiser is receiving true advertising value for less than market cost, the newspapers who gratefully accept this publication for distribution are paid a fee for its insertion and, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty raises money through having a volunteer sales staff and keeping overhead to an absolute minimum.   The only real costs associated with the project are design, photography, printing and insertion. Due to the fact that there are no staff involved in the co-ordination of the project, it is a lucrative means by which to raise the needed funds for Rotary's various projects. Above all, the businesses participating in the Annual Supplement are to be commended for their ongoing support of this project and Rotary in general.   The supplement appears in the Island newspapers in the spring of each year and the sales campaign for the following year begins shortly after. Photographs are generally taken in the summer.
If you would like to be contacted for an ad in the 2018 edition, send us an e-mail to . Or, other ways you can take out an ad for 2018: Fill in the Fillable Contract form online, save it to your computer and then e-mail it to . A Rotary club member will then contact you. Or.......... Download a manual contract form, print it, fill it out and mail it to The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty P.O. Box 3340, Charlottetown PE C1A 8M5