Dave Button, Lance Rudiger, Angela Gray, Mike Guimond, and Margery Pasko are pictured at the ceremony.
CANTON -- The Canton Rotary Club recently held an award ceremony and officer installation at the Best Western in Canton.
At the ceremony, David Acker, CEO of Canton-Potsdam Hospital and the St. Lawrence Health System, was presented with the Paul Harris Award. Harris was a Chicago attorney who formed one of the world’s finest first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905, as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.
Rotarian of the year was presented to Lance Rudiger.
The officer installation for 2014-2015 was Lance Rudiger for President, Mike Guimond for Vice President, Angela Gray for Treasurer, and Margery Pasko for Secretary. The Canton Rotarian officers for 2013-2014 calendar year were also recognized; President Dave Penepent, Vice President Lance Rudiger, Treasurer Angela Gray, and Secretary Denice Button.
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster; First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. Second: High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life. Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons untied in the ideal of service.