The Knowles Salmon Bequest
Bernie Knowles, a former President of the Rotary Club of Wellington, left a substantial bequest to the Club to be invested. The interest earned was to be applied to "the provision of services related to the welfare of the elderly". In early in 2012 the Knowles family decided to dissolve the C W Salmon Trust (a past president of the Rotary Club and father in law of Sam Knowles), and in accordance with the Deed disperse a third of the capital to the Boys Scouts, and combine the residual with the Bernie Knowles Bequest. The combined fund would then become known as the Knowles Salmon Bequest, administered by the Rotary Club of Wellington, and with its main purpose remaining supporting the elderly.
An obituary for Bernie Knowles is available here.
Distribution of Funds
The process for distributing the Knowles Salmon Bequest was reviewed in 2016. The Rotary Club of Wellington Board agreed that these funds would be applied in accordance with the Club strategic direction under the guidance of the Community Services Committee.