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20th ANNUAL PERSON OF THE YEAR TO BE ANNOUNCED

Rotarians and the interested public are busy speculating as to who will receive the coveted 2000 Person of the Year Award.
The Person of the Year is one who courageously struggles against all odds to create a positive effect on the course of island events. Rotary II believes
that presenting this award inspires and encourages potential leaders, young and not-so-young, to exhibit the strength of character and inclination to
work for the common good.
The award itself is a statuette of the enduring fictional character, Don Quixote. The choice of this symbolic figure denotes the recipient's
eagerness to strive against seemingly impossible obstacles with selfless dedication to the community.
Each year the award committee receives many nominations for a recipient.
"It's a continuing tribute to our community," said committee chair Elliott
'Mac' Davis, "that each year we have such a difficult task in choosing from
an extensive and worthy field of potential recipients."
The recipient of the Person of the Year award is a closely guarded secret.
Tension mounts as Rotarians review those present at the luncheon and try to
identify the most dedicated community member. "I don't even know who will
receive the award," said club president, Katrina White-Comissiong. "The
secrecy and suspense is half the enjoyment of the presentation."
Previous Rotary II Person of the Year recipients have been: 1981–Wilbur
'Bill' LaMotta, 1982–Albert A. Aubain, 1983–Dr. Roy L. Schneider,
1984–Costas Coulianos, 1985–Calvin Wheatley, 1986–Dr. Alfred O. Heath,
1987–Alexander A. Farrelly, 1988–Irvin D. 'Brownie' Brown, 1989–Ron L.
DeLugo, 1990–Dilsa Rohan Capedeville, 1991–Athniel C. 'Addie' Ottley,
1992–Verne A. Hodge, 1993–Leona E. Bryant, 1994–Edward E. Thomas,
1995–Juel T.R. Molloy, 1996–Vinod 'Vinnie' Mohanani, 1997–Lorraine Berry,
1998–Nick Pourzal, 1999– Randy Knight.
Rotary II – St. Thomas meets on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM at
Marriott's Frenchman's Reef–Windows on the Harbour Dining Room

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