Club Awards
 
There are two awards that our club has for club members, the True Rotarian Award and the Vocational Award.
 
 
Past recipients of the True Rotarian Award are:

Brian Arsenault - 2002-03
Dick St. John - 2003-04
Winston Johnston - 2004-05
Myron MacKay - 2005-06
Joan Fleming - 2006-07
Dick St. John - 2007-08
Barry Maze - 2008-09
Bev Simpson - 2009-10
Ann Sherman - 2010-11
Rob DeBlois - 2011-12
John Barrett - 2012-13
James Lovering - 2013-14
David Corrigan - 2014-15
Bev Hood - 2015-16
Lee Forbes & John Furlong - 2016
Susan Carruthers - 2017-18
 
 
 
 
 
Past recipients of the Award for Vocational Excellence
 
Bev Simpson 2001-02
Norman Carruthers 2002-03
Myron Mackay   2003-04
Joanne Ings 2004-05
Winston Johnston 2005-06
Gordon MacInnis 2006-07
Louise MacDonald 2007-08
Tom Wilkinson 2008-09
Dianne Griffin 2009-10
David Morrison  2010-11 
Diane Griffin      2011-12 
Rob DeBlois 2012-13 
Wade Lynch 2013-14 
Barry Maze 2014-15
Bob Gray 2015-16 
Patricia Diaz 2016-17
Glenn Trueman 2017-18
 
 
 
 
True Rotarian Award

The True Rotarian Award

2018 Recipient - Rotarian Tom Wilkinson
 
The True Rotarian Award is presented to a Rotarian who demonstrates through his/her Rotary and community life that he/she lives by the four-way test and provides 'Service Above Self'.
 
The recipient is chosen by the Board of Directors in each club in District 7820 and is presented by the District Governor during his/her visit to the club. The “True Rotarian” has a Rotary attitude. This is a person who conducts him/herself following the 4-way Test at all times, who is humble, does not flatter wealth or boast of his/her own possessions or achievements. This Rotarian speaks with frankness yet always with sincerity and sympathy. After having communicated his/her differences, he/she supports the activities of others even if the direction may not parallel with their thinking.
 
Deeds follow words, and this Rotarian thinks of the rights and feelings of others. This Rotarian always appears well in any company and is a person whose 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 life blood of Rotary.
 
Tom Wilkinson was the charter president of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty and is a Past District Governor of Rotary District 7820.
 
 
 
The 2018-19 True Rotarian Award was presented to Tom Wilkinson by District Governor Rob Christie.
 
 
 
Vocational Award

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty's

Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence

Each year, a fellow Rotarian is chosen to receive the Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence based on the following criteria;
 
  • Considers their vocation an opportunity to serve- Adheres and promotes the highest ethical standards in their occupation
  • Contributes their vocational talents to addressing the needs of the community- Offers his or her talents for young people
  • Improves the quality of life in their community
  • Abides by the principles of the Rotary 4-Way Test in their daily business dealings
 
The recipient of the Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence for 2018-19 is Phil Matusiewicz.
 
 
Throughout his career Phil has served the public, especially those with greater needs, with the highest of ethical standards and always along the lines of the Rotary 4-Way Test, including before he became a Rotarian.

Phil started his career in 1975 in Montague, with the Department of Social Services, and in 1978 he received a Masters of Social Work degree from Carlton University.  In 1994 he became the Director of Primary Care for Queens Health Region in Charlottetown, overseeing 7 or 8 areas including PH Nursing, Housing, Dental, Diabetes and others.  In 2000 Phil became the CEO of Chances, a support program for parents and infants, mostly for disadvantaged mothers, where he rolled out the program across the province. 

Phil retired (his first retirement) in 2005, only to come out of retirement in January of 2006 to become the CEO of the Transition House Association which mostly involved funding of Anderson House and satellite family violence prevention services.  In 2012 the Transition House Association became PEI Family Violence Prevention Services and Phil oversaw a campaign to renovate Anderson House as well as expansion of services across the province.  In 2017 Family Violence Prevention Services began a Capital Campaign which successfully raised over one million dollars.

Phil made his second attempt to retire in 2017, but it was short lived as he was approached to take on the Administrator position at Atlantic Baptist nursing home, on a temporary basis until a new administrator could be installed. Happily, an administrator was appointed and Phil is once again retired – we will see if it sticks this time.

As a social worker, Phil worked to provide assistance to families and individuals, young and old, who were having difficult times in their lives.  As Director of Primary Care, Phil was fully engaged with all of the related divisions and helped to bring about improvements in all of those programs. He brought about improvements and expansion of Chances and the PEI Family Violence Prevention Services.  As registrar of Social Work PEI, his primary role is on registration of Social Workers, and protection of the public through establishing and monitoring regulations and guidelines on ethics, continuing education of providers, handling complaints of clients, etc. 

Through his vocation Phil has served the public exceptionally well in a quiet, unassuming way with many of those who benefited from his work not knowing where the help really came from.  His dedication, his empathy towards others, his skills as an administrator and his public service make Phil a worthy recipient of the Harry MacLauchlan Award for Vocational Excellence.