June 10, 2024
Story by C. Richard Campbell
Photograph by David Ferris
It is now official, The Rotary Club of Simcoe has a new member, Amber McKnight and a piper. Try to match that District 7090. It is going to become pretty lively around her on Robbie Burns day. If she needs reinforcements, she has the Paris Port Dover Pipe Band (including her husband) to back her up.
Dr. McKnight was busy presenting her classification talk, being officially inducting into the Club and receiving her handsome framed membership certificate. Her classification is Optometrist.  The Port Dover area resident is a partner in the Simcoe Optometric Clinic. One of her responsibilities is to Chair/Administrator of  the Dr. Gord Watts Fine Arts Scholarship. The Scholarship established in 2012 can award $ 1,500.00 scholarships annually.  Like many of our Rotarians she has a strong sense of volunteerism, with involvement in community and and international service.  The only downside to this story is that she now becomes  a valuable addition to the Hadley Jackson Port Dover booster group which keeps promoting Port Dover as the centre of  Norfolk County. 
President-Elect Ton O'Neill presenting a Membership Certificate to Amber McKnight.