First provincial service club awards handed out

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Second Year

The first four recipients of the new Premier’s Service Club Award were announced December 9 and represent volunteer community organizations from Balgonie, Kipling, Meadow Lake and Weyburn.

New nominations are now being accepted for the award.  Voluntary, non-profit service clubs or fraternal organizations that meet to perform charitable work either by hands-on effort or by raising money for other organizations are eligible.  The nomination deadline for the second year of this award is Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

For a nomination form and a list of eligible organizations, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/premierserviceclubaward, contact the Protocol Office via email at honours@gov.sk.ca or call toll free at 1-877-427-5505.

Launched in late 2013, this new award was created to recognize the dedicated service clubs and fraternal organizations that help improve Saskatchewan’s quality of life by contributing to the province’s communities.  These groups are ineligible to receive group recognition under the other current provincial honours and awards programs.

“Saskatchewan is truly blessed to have such wonderful and dedicated local service clubs which help when people need it the most and make our communities better places,” Premier Brad Wall said.  “I look forward to seeing many more of these organizations recognized for their charitable work in the years to come.”

The award’s inaugural recipients, who will be presented certificates signed by the Premier, are:

  • Balgonie Elks No. 572;
  • Kipling and District Lions Club;
  • Meadow Lake Kinsmen and Kinettes; and
  • Young Fellows’ Club of Weyburn.

 

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