Rotary International Foundation Chairman for District 7020, Lindsey Cancino, was recently recognized for his years of service to Rotary with the award of the Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian Recognition.

The award, which includes a donation of $2,500 being made in his name to the East Nassau Rotary Scholarship Foundation, was made at the recent RCEN changeover event at Palm Cay.


In his presentation speech Past Rotary International Director Barry Rassin said,

“The Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian Recognition is presented to individuals who have shown a commitment to making our world a better place.  The recognition of these individuals must be earned by showing their specific dedication and long term commitment to elements of the mission of our Rotary Club, our Foundation, and Rotary International in general. 

Lindsey was inducted in March 1990, and plunged headlong into Rotary with all of the vigor and enthusiasm which was to be the hallmark of everything he has ever done and continues to do for Rotary.  After just two years as a member he joined the Board serving as Secretary twice before joining 'the ladder' on his rise to become President of our Club in 1999-2000.   Lindsey was instrumental in some of the most successful fundraisers for the club through the silent auctions and other events including movie premier nights.  He has been involved with local club training but is also an important figure within the District as a Foundation resource.  He never misses a District Conference and tries hard to attend International Conventions. 

He has an obvious passion for the Rotary Foundation, through his tireless efforts to raise funds to support eradication of polio; and he spear headed the formation and administration of the District 7020 Paul Harris Society—raising thousands of dollars in the process.  He is currently the District 7020 Foundation Chairman and will be for at least the next three years.   In 2010 he received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award in recognition of devoted efforts for the furthering of a better understanding and friendly relations of peoples of the world.   Tonight we award him the Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian recognition.”   

Congratulations Lindsey!