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Educator. Public servant. Community historian. Those three factors combined made for a special day for Tom Gallant on Dec. 1.
A retired educator and former Granville mayor, Gallant was awarded the Granville Rotary Club’s Vocational Service Award, one of the organization’s two top honors.
Gallant, a Denison University Professor Emeritus, was presented a plaque for the honor at the club meeting last week. He is also a rare winner of both of the club’s prestigious recognitions, the other being the Service Above Self Award, in 1988.
The dedication of the wells was the culmination of a two year journey during which the clubs obtained Rotary District 6690 and Rotary International grants to make this achievement possible.
To insure the sustainability of the project, the Rotary Club of Ouanaminthe identified a local committee for each well which will be responsible for its safety and maintenance. With this local oversight, these eight wells will provide clean, safe water for years to come. Additionally, because the project came in under budget, it was anticipated that the remaining funds would be used to repair two additional wells.
During the visit, the three clubs discussed future opportunities for collaboration around issues of clean water, environmental education and sustainable food practices, and are looking forward to future projects.
All are invited to join Granville Rotarians the first Thursday of each month at Pilsners for Polio. Starting at 5 pm, enjoy the adult beverage of your choice and $1 from each drink price will be donated to Polio Plus. Our events have continued to grow; over $600 has been raised since we started this event.
Thursday, February 5 - Buxton Inn Tavern
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