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Stephanie Power is the new president of the Rotary Club of Corner Brook.
By Adam Harnum
Star Staff Writer
CORNER BROOK Meeting new people and sharing a social bond with those around her is something which Stephanie Power prides herself in.
Power was first inducted as secretary for the Rotary Club of Corner Brook in 2009 and she now finds herself as the newly-appointed president replacing Pat Higgins.
“I host a meeting each Thursday and it is mostly just to touch base with all of the committees and committee members to ensure everything is on track and to make sure we are keeping with our goals of ‘service above self,’” Power said of her responsibilities as president.
This year’s Rotary International theme is “engage rotary, change lives” and Power said her goal is to try and attract as many new members as she can, as well as ensure that existing members are engaged in work within the community.
The 28-year-old was first introduced to the Rotary Club by her mother, Ann Parsons, who was president of the club in 2006-2007.
She would come home from Halifax — where she was attending St. Mary’s University, studying for a Bachelor of Commerce degree — during Christmas break and attend the annual family program.
It was during those times that Power was able to build relationships with those involved in the club.
After graduating university and entering the workforce, she became an active member. Connie Dolomount, a former employer at Grant Thorton, encouraged her to get involved with community activities and that is what sparked Power to join the Rotary Club.
Power said she enjoys all the community events that the club gets involved with such as the rotary read-alongs, the food drives, toys for tots, anything where she can be out and enjoying the company of others.
“The biggest thing that I enjoy about Rotary is that you get to do great things that help out both your own community as well as international communities,” she said of the Rotary Club.
“You also have fun doing these and develop great friendships with people from the community that I will keep forever.”