"Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm"


Cory was born in Winnipeg. He followed up his early education in Manitoba and British Columbia at Vancouver Normal School. Cory holds both a B.SC. in Agriculture (1955) and a Masters of Education Administration (1964) from U.B.C. His professional life has been devoted to educational administration at the school, district and provincial levels. Cory retired from the Superintendency of Rich¬mond in 1983, bringing a career of 38 active years to an end.

He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Medal (1977) for his con¬tribution to education in the province of B.C., named Honorary Visiting Lecturer. Faculty of Education U.B.C. for two consecutive years 1981 and 1982, he was made Honorary Life Member of the B.C. Counsellor Association (1982) and was made Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Association of School Administrator (1983).


In 1969 Cory was invited to join Rotary in Sidney on Vancouver Island. Two years later, he was transferred to Richmond where he continued his participation in Rotary. After serving as chairman of a number of committees. Cory was elected to the board, becoming President of the Rotary Club of Richmond in 1977. Cory was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by his club in 1987 and 1991.

Cory and his wife Evelyn. also a Paul Harris Fellow, have two daughters. a son, two granddaughters, and one grandson.


In his year as District Governor. Cory initiated the Zone Representative concept with meetings held prior to the end of December, a joint meeting with "old" and "new" representatives during the District Conference and a "wrap-up" meeting in June, prior to the writing of the annual report. In addition the first Annual Foundation Dinner was held in November "Foundation Month" and a Foundation Breakfast honoring Paul Harris Fellows during the annual district conference.

Rotary Club of Richmond