Posted on Apr 01, 2022
On April 1st 2022, Don Patrick marks 50 years of service as a member of the Rotary Club of Squamish. He was recognised at the weekly meeting with a certificate, a cake, and of course a bottle of wine!
Don joined the club on April 1st, 1972. He served as Club President in 1975-76 and has held most other executive positions, including Secretary, Treasurer, and Foundation Chair.
Don started the Club 200 lottery fundraiser and has been the chair for most of its 43 years, raising $10,000/year for the Squamish Community. In addition he has been the driving force of the Rotary Bike Safety Rodeos - an annual event in the Squamish Elementary Schools.    
He started his career as a travelling mechanic for the PGE Railway. Then after graduating from university, as a systems engineer in the aircraft manufacturing industry. and later an insurance broker and business owner.
Don has also been very active in the Squamish community and was President of the Curling Club in the 1980s, and is a long time member of the Squamish Flying Club.
Don has also been a long time member of the Squamish Flying Club, which led the airport’s operations until it transferred to the District in 2002.
In recognition of his contribution, the Squamish Municipal Airport includes the tag line "Don Patrick Field".