Clinton Mayor Jim Rivett and Councillor Wayne Marchant attended the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Ceremony in Kamloops on Oct. 10 where Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod, presented medals to Clinton residents Rita Welsh and Robin Fennell for their ideals and devotion to service.
Rita Welsh is always willing to help those who do not have anyone to help them. She attends medical appointments with people, bakes and cooks for those who are unable, works relentlessly at community events, and is an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion. She welcomes newcomers to the community and organizes gaming events for local people. Rita consistently puts other people’s needs before her own without seeking recognition.
Robin Fennell has served two terms as a Village Councillor and one term as Mayor, is a longstanding member of the Volunteer Fire Department where he also served as the Chief. He was lead organizer of the Clinton Jamboree, a volunteer director for the Integris Credit Union, has served as president and trail-groomer for the Snow Jockeys X-Country Skiing Club. He served on the executive for many years of the Curling club. Robin is currently the president of the Clinton and District Edonomic Development Society and the head of Gold Country, and serves on the Clinton Community Forest Committee.