Rotary Club of the Pelhams President Lyn Roth-Jacobs, her husband, Dr. Bill Jacobs, and Rotary members Ellis Moore Jr. and Hugh Maynard-Reid were recognized with Rotary Paul Harris Fellow awards at the June 6th Rotary luncheon. The award is named in honor of Founder of the Rotary Paul Harris. In 1905 in Chicago, he created the organization so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities. The Paul Harris Fellow Award was established in 1957 to acknowledge individuals for their outstanding volunteer service.
Rotary District President Janet DiBenedetto presented the awards to Ms. Roth-Jacobs and her husband for their volunteer service with the Gift of Life program by hosting foreign children needing life saving heart surgery. She also presented the award to Mr. Maynard-Reid for his work promoting Rotary service and visiting most of the clubs in the district since joining the Pelham club a year ago. Ms. Roth-Jacobs presented the award to Mr. Moore for his volunteer work on the Pelham Rotary Club’s Scholarship Committee that chooses the winner of the annual $10,000 scholarship awarded a graduating PMHS senior.
With the Paul Harris award, the Rotary District or local club makes a donation of $1,000 to Rotary International in the name of the awardee.
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