News Release

REF NO.: 88

SUBJECT: Rotary Group endows business scholarship at Memorial

DATE: December 6, 2006

Students who take an advertising management course in the Faculty of Business Administration now have added incentive to do well, thanks to the generosity of the Tanglers Group of the St. John’s Rotary Club and the family of Ernest C. Boone.
            To honour the memory of the late Ernest Boone, a prominent Newfoundland entrepreneur and founder of E.C. Boone limited, the Tanglers Group of the St. John’s Rotary Club established the Ernest C. Boone Award. This award, valued at $500, will be granted yearly to a student in clear standing who is completing the advertising management course and who best demonstrates motivation, enthusiasm and perseverance.
            “Ern was a born salesman, and he used his talents to help the Tanglers Group raise considerable funds for various community charities,” explained Dr. Jim Darcy, member of the Tanglers Group. “He died in 2005 and left a portion of his estate to the Tanglers Group to use as we saw fit. We wanted to use the money in a way that Ern Boone would always be remembered, so with the approval of his wife, Audrey Boone, we arranged for this scholarship.”
            Mr. Boone joined the Tanglers Group in 1958. He remained committed to community service throughout his life, and through the creation of this scholarship his generosity continues.
               “Many students will benefit from the generosity of the Boone family and the Rotary Club,” said Dr. Gary Gorman, dean of the Faculty of Business. “The creation of this scholarship honours the memory of a great Newfoundland entrepreneur and furthers the Rotary Club’s mandate of community support and involvement.”
            The Ernest C. Boone Award will be awarded based on a recommendation from the dean of Business in consultation with the course instructor. The first award will be offered for the 2006-2007 year.
            The Tanglers Group of the St. John’s Rotary Club was founded in 1957. Since that time, the group has met regularly to discuss how to help their community. They ran the Terra Nova Sea Cadet Corps for 30 years, started the Diabetes Association in Newfoundland, and support the community in a number of ways. The Earnest C. Boone award is the first scholarship set up by the Tanglers Group.

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