On Tuesday, April 24th, the Rotary Club of NOTL awarded Paul Harris Fellowship Awards to three individuals for their outstanding contributions to the community.
The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow. Recipients are Rotarians and community members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their community and exemplify the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.”
This year's award winners were Darrell Boer, Yolanda Henry and Peter Manning.
Darrell Boer of Regal Florist, has donated both his time and resources in supporting the Rotary Holiday House tour since its inception nineteen years ago. Darrell is a member of the Covenant Christian Reform Church where he is a Deacon and Chairman of the Outreach Program. He has also contributed to numerous local and international charities.
Yolanda Henry is a longtime supporter of Tabitha Canada and is presently Chairperson of the Tabitha Foundation Canada. During her time, donations have totalled over $1.5 million dollars to support many programs in Cambodia (including the construction of two schools, hundreds of homes and thousands of wells). Yolanda has also organized seven hands on building trips to build homes in impoverished areas.
Peter Manning has been a Rotarian for fourteen years and has served as a long-time Treasurer for two Clubs. Peter has also served on the Holiday House Tour Committee and as Chair of the Canada Day Committee. Peter is a kind and giving individual who exemplifies the values of Rotary.
Pictured from left to right are Bill French, President of the Rotary Club of NOTL, Darrell Boer, Yolanda Henry, Peter Manning and Rotary District Governor Reg Madison
(photo by Don MacDonald)