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The Rajbir (Roger) Mann International Service Award

This award, to be presented at the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial’s
Crystal Drop Gala on March 2, 2024,
is intended to recognize a citizen of the Windsor-Essex region who demonstrates
energetic and enthusiastic volunteer service internationally.

Roger Mann was a charter member of the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial and was instrumental in creating the Crystal Drops of Life fundraising initiative. Roger has been involved with over twenty-three water and sanitation projects in India, Africa, and Mexico. Witnessing the tragic and unnecessary illness and death of children due to contaminated water affected him profoundly. Roger has visited India and Mexico many times at his own expense to co-ordinate and follow-up with all these projects.


It is said that water is life, and Roger has witnessed the amazing benefits that clean water can bring to a community. When the children are no longer ill from water borne diseases, they are able to attend school and further their education. For girls, it often means that they no longer have to walk hours on end to fetch water for their family, which in turn enables them to attend school, and hence enhance their economic possibilities.

In 2016, Roger moved to the Cambridge area to be closer to his family. To honour his many years of service, the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial created this award. 


•  Deadline for nominations is January 19, 2024.

•  Nominations are open to any citizen of Windsor and Essex County, over 18 years of age, who has
   served internationally in a volunteer capacity.

•  Submission should include a synopsis (maximum 300 words) of the scope and breadth of the
   applicant’s international service. Be sure to highlight any work on water, health, or education
   projects. Please also include photographs and/or reports/files supporting the submission.

• The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial Awards Committee will conduct the selection of the
   deserving candidate.

To nominate a deserving candidate for this award, please email the nomination to:


Or send by mail to: 

The Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial

6020 Malden Road

P.O. Box 37003

LaSalle, ON N9H 1S8

For more information or media inquiries, please contact the following:

2023 Honouree
Ingrid Silvaggio
2020 Honouree
Aruna Kousik
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2019 Honouree
Janet Kelly
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The Rajbir Mann International Service Award Recipients

2016 - Rajbir (Roger) Mann

2017 - Dr. Godrey Bacheyie

2018 - Ronald Arkell

2019 - Janet Kelly

2020 - Aruna Koushik

2023 - Ingrid Silvaggio

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