The Rotary Club of Newcastle annual Rotary Memorial Scholarship honours the late Ian Byers. Students graduating from Miramichi Valley, Carrefour and North and South Esk High Schools are eligible to apply.
Ian Byers broadcasting career spanned 55 years. He managed the local radio station, CFAN 790 for a number of years and was well known for his distinctive voice. Ian was community minded and belonged to Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations and the Ontario Independent Radio Group to name a few. Ian was a strong supporter of the Rotary Foundation having honoured several with Paul Harris Fellowships. A bequest in Ian’s memory was made to the Rotary of Club of Newcastle. In turn, the Club bestowed a donation to Camp Rotary for renovations to a bunk house, and a plaque in Ian’s honour was presented as well. The remainder of the funds were dispensed to various local community projects.
While living in Miramichi, Ian contributed countless hours to the betterment of the community through Rotary with the gift of time, with financial contributions and in the use of his vocation to promote the many Rotary events he so enjoyed being part of.
Though vocally gregarious, Ian quietly and anonymous helped many in need with gifts when most needed.
Details are available on the Scholarship page.