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Bernie Baxter

Bernie Baxter Spirit Award 2012Bernie was active in St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church as an alter boy, in young peoples, an usher and a lector.  He served on the finance committee for a number of years.  Bernie was involved in one of the early campaigns to enhance the Dew Drop Inn facility adjacent to the church, as well as spearheading a successful fundraising programme which resulted in significant improvements to the facility.  He is a 60 year member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Group #1130 and a member of the Knights of the Round Table at St. Margaret’s Church.  Bernie has held various offices with the Port Arthur Rotary Club since becoming a member in 1974.  He has served as Secretary, Treasurer and President of the Club.  He was a long-time Chair of the Port Arthur Rotary’s Foundation Committee which saw tens-of-thousands of dollars donated to the Rotary International Foundation.  Bernie organizes a Christmas luncheon for members and their families providing a great opportunity for fellowship.  He has worked on political campaigns at all levels of government.  Bernie’s involvement with his church, Knights of Columbus and Rotary have benefitted countless people in Thunder Bay