Two Paul Harris Fellowship Awards were made at the Club’s recent Christmas Party. The Awards recognize the contribution that Rotarians or members of the public make to the community which is marked by a donation of $1000 to the international organization’s Rotary Foundation and the awarding of a special pin and certificate to the individual for their service.

Barry Nicholls introduced the presentation to Meryl Monk wife of long serving member Colin Monk. Meryl was recognised for her strong support of our club and her ongoing commitment to so many of the club’s projects with a special mention made of the enormous contribution Meryl makes every year to Bookarama. 

The second PHF was introduced by President Madeline East to Pat Abercrombie who has held many roles within the club, has been the Director of both community and social committees and provides great support for all club projects. Mention was made of how Pat prefers to work away quietly in the background such that the amount of work she does could easily be overlooked and it was particularly special to be able to ensure she was acknowledged for her efforts.

President Madeleine East concluded the awards ceremony by congratulating both Meryl and Pat on behalf of the club for their richly deserved Paul Harris Fellowships.