GSACRD nominates Rotary Clubs of Morinville & St Albert for award by

by Lucie Roy

Greater St Albert Catholic Schools have nominated the St. Albert and Morinville Rotary Clubs for an award.

The Alberta School Boards Association places a call for nominations annually for various awards that the organization offers.

These awards include the Friends of Education Award. The general criterion for the award is the capacity for a school jurisdiction to document significant contribution to education in Alberta.

Rotary Club of Morinville President Alanna Hnatiw read the letter of nomination from David Keohane, MA, Superintendent, St Albert Catholic Schools to the club members Wednesday morning.

“Our awards committee thought of the significant collective impact that our three regional Rotary Clubs make to teachers and their students in our sixteen schools serving three communities,” Keohane’s letter reads. “Therefore, in the nomination, we have factored in the significant support that the Morinville Rotary Club has provided in supporting education for so many of our teachers and their students.  The nomination, entitled “Regional Rotaries Supporting Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools” also includes the unique support that has been provided by the Saint City and St. Albert Rotary Clubs.”

The letter goes on to say while the collective impact is significant, the Division wanted to thank the Morinville Rotary Club for its work in supporting an Interac Club at Morinville Community High School, sponsoring school lunches at the school, and supporting Award of Merit programs for students. 

“Ongoing supports for the Big Brother / Big Sister Programs at Notre Dame and Georges H. Primeau have been critical in enhancing the hope and well-being of many of our students,” the letter reads.
Although a win is not assured, Keohane said Rotary’s “great work” in supporting education does not go unnoticed. 

“We feel blessed that our mission to enable students to learn, live fully, and serve others becomes enhanced through the efforts of your membership, and we look forward to supporting and partnering with you in the future,” the letter continues.

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