Two remarkable people were awarded Paul Harris Fellowship recognition at our club recently.
The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship award is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian & educational programs, and service to community.
A true friend of Rotary, Bob Cross was presented with a PHF award for his tireless advocacy for Returned Service Men & Women, and his devoted service as President of the Darebin RSL for 45 years. As Secretary Geoff McIlvenna noted, Bob has supported Rotary with a number of projects, and is an outstanding friend of Rotary.
Joan Roose, a member of Rotary Preston was heartily endorsed as a Paul Harris Fellow. Joan founded the charity Jacob’s Well, and continues to make a substantial contribution to the education of children from rural districts in India where education opportunities are very limited. Joan spends many months in the year living at the Rejoice School in India, assisting with the overall management of the school. Her devotion to this rural community in India is incredible. The Rotary Club of Preston heartily thank both Bob & Joan for their outstanding citizenship.