Dr. Gordon C. Watts
Gord, as he was known to his fellow Rotarians, was a long-time member of The Rotary Club of Simcoe.
In 2012, an arts scholarship was established in his name. Gord died from cancer in 2007 in the prime of his life. He was devoted to his family, carrying on a busy dental practice in Simcoe while finding time for many community activities. One of his passions was water colour painting, especially landscapes. The Rotary Club of Simcoe recognized his rotary and community service by awarding him a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2007. 
Our Rotary Club decided that establishing a scholarship fund to help aspiring student artists would be an appropriate tribute to our dear friend.  It seemed to be particularly fitting, considering Gord’s longstanding work in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
The Rotary Club of Simcoe’s Dr. Gordon C. Watts Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Norfolk County secondary school student who is planning to study art and design at a recognized post-secondary institution.
To achieve this goal, The Rotary Club of Simcoe has developed an endowment fund in partnership with the Norfolk Community Foundation. People interested in contributing to this fund are asked to contact Mike Cobb at mikecobb56@gmail.com
Norfolk County students wishing to apply for the scholarship are asked to download the application form from:
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Below is an example of Gord's work.
Landscape Water Color By Dr. Godon C. Watts
Rev. 2021_12_13
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