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Long-time Rotarians to move on from Weyburn

Bob and Brenda King were both longtime teachers, volunteers in community

WEYBURN – Weyburn Rotary Club members bid a farewell on Thursday to a long-time couple, Bob and Brenda King, as they will be moving to Saskatoon.

Bob noted they have lived in Weyburn for 55 years, and he is a third-generation Rotarian, with the hopes of getting his children into the club as a fourth generation.

“I can’t tell you what this group has meant to us, not just those who are here but those aren’t here any longer, like Vance Molder and April Sampson,” said Brenda.

She noted the first person she met at a Rotary meeting was Ernie Neufeld, former owner and publisher of the Weyburn Review.

The Kings enjoyed working on raising money both for local projects and for international ones.

“We’re going to be Rotarians in Saskatoon, and it’ll be fun to see what new ideas they have. Much of our hearts are going to be filled with you forever,” added Brenda.

“We’ve enjoyed Rotary so much,” said Bob. “We’re going to miss Weyburn unbelievably. We’ve done things because we’ve enjoyed doing them, and we do things to help others.”

Rotary member Don Horner commented, “There are not many things in this city that Bob and Brenda have not been a part of.”

He added that the couple have taken the lead on so many projects in so many ways.

Brenda has served for years as the club secretary, and Bob looked after the youth and student exchange program for many years, including hosting students and sending their daughter Elizabeth on a year-long exchange.