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Column: Sunrisers set to present another Paul Harris award

Club to present award to Huntington’s vice-chancellor on June 22
Next month, Huntington University president and vice-chancellor Kevin McCormick (holding the YMCA Sudbury Peace Medallion he was presented in November 2015) will be presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers. File photo.
The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers continues to be involved in events that help serve all in the community.
On March 24, Beau Frescura, our club president, led the Sunrisers to join in the closing ceremonies of the Sudbury YMCA’s Strong Kids campaign. The morning meeting was held at the YMCA and the funds from the Rotary breakfast were donated to the Strong Kids campaign. 
The Strong Kids campaign raises funds to enable Greater Sudbury children, who might otherwise be unable to because of financial restrictions, to take part in a variety of “Y” programs, from camping to in-house activities.
The Sunrisers have consistently joined others in the community in supporting this worthwhile event. This year’s breakfast featured the good folks from KICX 91.7, who did the morning show from the YMCA. The campaign to date has raised in excess of $100,000 and we’re proud to have played a small part in this event.
This year’s Paul Harris event will see the Sunrisers and the Rotary Club of Sudbury team up to award Dr. Kevin McCormick with this year’s Paul Harris Award. Dr. McCormick is the president and vice-chancellor of Huntington University in Sudbury. He is a community leader and strives to make Sudbury a great place to live.
The event is a luncheon being held at the Caruso Club. The event takes place June 22. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian. The proceeds from this event will go to Maison Vale Hospice, where Dr. McCormick is a board member. 
Please take the time to attend this worthwhile event. Guest speakers will be on hand to attest to the accomplishments of Dr. McCormick, and the money raised will go to supporting a very worthwhile organization. Get together with friends and colleagues, tables of eight are still available.
The plans are well underway for our Fishing for Food event in partnership with Legend Boats, Ramakko’s Source for Adventure and KICX 91.7. The event will be held once again at Ramakko’s on Regent Street. 
Proceeds in part this year go to support the Daffodil Lodge at the Northeast Cancer Center, as well as other worthy recipients such as the Elgin Street Mission and the Sudbury Food bank.  The events take place June 18. 
As in past years donations of food are gratefully accepted at Ramakko’s. Help us fill the boats with food and support the organizations who will put this food to good use. Please help us make this event a continued success.
Our membership drive is gaining momentum. Become a Rotarian and put your community skills to their best use by helping our community and at the same time having fun. The Sunrisers make membership fun — that is a guarantee. 
Alex McCauley is a member of the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers.