July 26, 2023
Story by C. Richard Campbell
Photography from  the Archives
On July 1st, 2023, Ken Smith resigned as a member of The Rotary Club of Simcoe. He joined the Club on January 2, 1966. Became President in 1974-1975 and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. The 56 1/2-year member reflects on his Rotary experience as follows:
"I have been a Rotarian since 1966 and it has opened huge experiences for me, summer garden parties at Bill Godfrey's orchard (black tie/long dress!), lobster fest (1,000 fed in the arena), thigh deep in mud at the Plowing Match, support help on Civic Holiday, cow patty bingo, and of course Rotary Curling.  The late Harold Shantz, Harley Clark and myself have our names on the World Rotary Curling Championship three times, competing here in North America and Scotland. I even rebuilt the trophy to accommodate more names of winners. On top of this is the privilege of being part of an organization which could realistically decide to rid the world of polio and set about doing just that.  Finally there is the fellowship and interesting weekly meeting of the Simcoe club."