The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford Presents Don Funk Memorial Award
(Abbotsford, BC) The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford, Abbotsford-Sumas and Abbotsford-Matsqui were pleased to present the annual Don Funk Memorial Award. This award is given to an outstanding Rotarian in each of the three clubs who have demonstrated exceptional “Service Above Self” in their actions, both within and outside the Rotary community.
Don Funk was a member of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford for many years.  His dedication to our community and to overseas projects, particularly by securing and shipping hospital equipment to countries in need, was recognized by Rotary International with the Service Above Self Award, the highest honor given to a Rotarian.. Don was instrumental in chartering both the Sumas and the Matsqui Rotary Clubs and unbelievably, maintained a perfect attendance at all three.
The Rotary Clubs of Abbotsford have continued the tradition of honouring a “Rotarian of the Year” with a Paul Harris Fellowship. This year’s recipients are Alan Hougen (Abbotsford), Allan Asaph (Abbotsford-Sumas), and Neal Doan (Abbotsford-Matsqui).
 “Alan Hougen has been involved in Rotary for many years.  When I say “involved” that is an understatement,” said President Leslie McConnell from the Abbotsford Club. “In addition to being past President, he has been a Group Study Exchange host, airshow volunteer, participant in a Rotaplast mission to the Philippines, works on multiple committees, and is a Paul Harris Fellow many times over.”
Abbotsford-Sumas awarded Allan Asaph with the Don Funk Memorial award.  President Mike Adkins stated that “Alan was always the quiet and unassuming person. Whenever asked, he followed through and got the job done. He is a totally committed Rotarian and has been for many years.”
President Peter Scales (Abbotsford-Matsqui) proudly states, “Neal is a two time club president, our unofficial historian, Director of Public Relations, and mentor to new members.  He has been involved for 23 years as a key organizer of our Wine Festival.  This Rotarian does it all, and does it all well!”
Congratulations to all of our 2015 award recipients.  Through their efforts, and the efforts of all Rotary Club members, our community benefits greatly.

Pictured Left to Right - Allan Asaph, Mike Adkins, Neal Doan, Brad Whittaker, Bill Robson, Peter Scales, Alan Hougen and Leslie McConnell