Long-time Ladysmith Kinsmen Larry Adair wins the National Founders Award for Achievement.
In the picture with Larry are: Brandy-Lin Olson, Miss Kinsmen 2017; Jason Kelland, club president; Joan Adair, Larry’s mother; Larry Adair; Morgan McKenzie, Miss Kinsmen 2016 and Kara Olson, Miss Kinsmen 1997 and Larry’s supervisor at Black Press.
This program is designed currently to challenge members of more than 24 months to be active in Kin. Participation in this program is more than an award – it is a meaningful experience. A member may enroll anytime after the first year of Kin, and the program monitors involvement over a three-year period.
Kin Larry has been a member of the Ladysmith club for over 20 years and can be seen helping at almost every event in our Town. He has chaired the Pirates Day Bullhead Derby, as well as the Ladysmith Days Parade and other club projects.
To become eligible, you must earn points by doing a number of things such as:
- Attend social functions
- Travel to other clubs’ meetings
- Speak at a meeting
- Work on a project
- Write an article for the bulletin
Those are just few of the “safer” avenues to earn points. A member must first do the 7 mandatory items and after that the more projects/events a member accomplishes the more points they earn towards their Founders’ Award.
The purpose of this award is to encourage members to become involved in club and community activities early and often. Larry was selected as Ladysmith’s Citizen of the Year in 1997.