Posted on Nov 15, 2018
A very Hearty congratulations to Darryl Robinson and Graham Leith for their Paul Harris Awards today for their outstanding commitment to our community via Rotary projects. Very well deserved indeed.
The Paul Harris Fellow is named for the founder of Rotary. The Paul Harris Fellows was established in his honour in 1957 to express appreciation for the contribution to the humanitarian and educational programmes of The Rotary Foundation.
These programmes include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding.
Foundation programmes provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunisations and shelter for millions of persons. These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs around the globe.
Rotarians designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognise a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace.
The Rotary Club of Dunedin makes a donation to The Rotary Foundation in the name of the person selected to receive a Paul Harris Fellow. Thus, this is a recognition made on behalf of all members of the Club, to which all have given, and is not lightly made.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Dunedin recognises a small number of people who demonstrate those qualities. We thank them for demonstrating in their life and vocation a commitment to helping persons in need here and around the world.