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
Tom Wilkinson - 2018-19
No award in 2019-20
Tom Campbell - 2020-2021
Aidan Sheridan - 2021-2022
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
Phil Mausiewicz 2018-2019
No Award in 2019-2020
No Award in 2020-2021
Bill Kendrick 2021-2022
Club member awards

True Rotarian Award

2022 Recipient - Rotarian Aidan Sheridan

President Ouma Cuniah and Rotarian Aidan Sheridan
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'.

Nominations are received from club members and under the recommendation of the Board of Directors, the selected member is granted the Award by the District Governor. 
Aidan Sheridan received the True Rotarian Award this year for his many years of service as a Rotarian. Aidan has been working ceaselessly as co-chair of the Advertising Supplement since many years and thanks to his commitment, discipline and unwavering confidence in our club members, has pulled off successfully numerous advertising sales campaigns. 

Learn more about Aidan 

Aidan has been an active member of Rotary International and the RCCR since September 1, 1995. His Rotary classification has been as Legal Advocate and he brings the depth of his professional experience and great common sense to the club. 
Aidan's skill in working with people of different backgrounds to reach consensus is very much in evidence weekly and his wonderful sense of humour during club projects works as the interpersonal glue that keeps our members together as a strong Rotary club. 
Aidan has been a cheerful, hard-working member of the RCCR club, always very supportive of our club's activities including the orientation program for new and transferring members.
Aidan served the club as President of RCCR in 2008-09 and he has coordinated our extremely successful Rotary Supplement Campaign for many years, which is the major fundraiser for our club. With his calm demeanour, pleasant manner and strong abilities as a team leader he has motivated our members to contribute to the yearly success of the campaign and to continue to devote their best selves for the success of the club's biggest project.
Aidan has quietly and modestly been recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow.  He demonstrates the concept of 'Service Above Self' leading by his good example and inspiring our club members.

What makes a "True Rotarian"?

  • 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.




The 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

2022 Recipient - Bill Kendrick

Bill's career is exemplified by his depth and breadth of experience, attention to detail, and customer focus. 
He has nearly fifty years in broadcasting, hospitality and tourism businesses, starting as a television reporter, director and producer with CBC TV for over fifteen years.  As Executive Producer he pioneered moving live reporting from the newsroom to the street.  Bill was also a freelance television producer developing numerous documentaries.
Bill and Mary operated an award-winning Bed and Breakfast for another fifteen years, and sensing an unfilled need they founded a company which offers unique hands-on learning experiences for visitors to PEI.     Bill and Mary also provide product development consulting services to other communities and enterprises and often are invited to address tourism associations.
With over thirty unique offerings, Experience PEI is a well-respected leader in PEI Tourism.  These Island experiences are delivered through networks with several business partners as well as by a staff of professional guides.  The company has received numerous honours and awards, among them;
           - Hilton Worldwide Best Small/Medium-Sized Tourism Business
           - Tourism Industry Association of PEI - President’s Award
           - Tourism Industry Association of Canada - Finalist   
           - PEI Tourism Advisory Council Brand Essence Award
           - Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
These awards did not come by chance.  Bill has strived to deliver meaningful and memorable experiences for the tens of thousands of visitors who have been educated and entertained by the Company.  Key to success is the distinction he makes between a demonstration and a hands-on experience.
Bill and Mary were never daunted by new challenges.  They pivoted, more than once, during the pandemic.  The company created and shipped parcels of Island goodies, called ‘Island in a Box’ to prospective visitors.  It also marketed a GPS-based app for families travelling by car, which took them to less-frequented, but interesting sites.  Bill has recently sprung into action again to develop a product supporting walking tours of the Island.
Rotary values are revealed in the near-perfect customer reviews of Experience PEI.    Visitors commend the business for providing value-for-money, often promising to return; this enriches the Island’s reputation and enhances friendships with Islanders.
His career to date has shown Bill to be creative, resilient and a solid entrepreneur.  He has built business relationships based on fairness and trust, and is an example for others.