Rosemary Finn

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Rosemary Finn got her first taste of volunteering at the age of 17 when she became the General Leader of the 4-H Club in her hometown of St. George’s. In 1970, she returned to her hometown after her career took her away for a few short years. She immediately took up her role of volunteer with the Parks and Recreation Committee and in 1978 she founded the St. George’s Youth Group. She has been a long-serving volunteer in her community and has dedicated a significant amount of her time to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. Ms. Finn worked to expand the program both on the West Coast, and throughout the province and has hosted leaders from across the province for workshops and development meetings in an effort to grow the organization. For Ms. Finn, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program was also an avenue for her to support her other organisations in her community through the development of youth volunteers and instilling a sense of community that they would carry throughout their lives. She and her volunteers dedicated many hours to worthy causes such as the Knights of Columbus, the Rotary Club, and the Janeway Telethon. In 2012 she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to her community, Rosemary Finn has now earned a place in the Newfoundland and Labrador Volunteer Hall of Fame.