Murray Westby was in Kinsmen for nearly 20 years, learning the value and satisfaction of volunteering. With an age limit at the time, Westby left Kinsmen and joined Rotary with encouragement from his business partner Gordon Findlay. With various positions over the years including president from 1998-2000, Westby said, “Being a Rotary member gives you the opportunity to contribute your time and effort for the benefit of mankind, at the community, district and international levels. We have provided many local services over the years, but have also participated in many worldwide causes like polio eradication, the shelter box program and student exchanges. Working together with others, for those worthy causes, provided an opportunity for fellowship and camaraderie under the international umbrella of Rotary.”