New Paul Harris Awards for Derby-Shelton Rotarians – including one surprise!


(L-R) Steve Balog, Troy Adcox, Linda Holmes-Hannon, Betsey Doane, Jen Champagne and Ernie Luise

At the weekly club meeting on April 14, Rotary Foundation Chair and President-Elect Betsey Doane , presented four Paul Haris Awards. The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or an approved Foundation grant each year. All four of the recipients are no strangers to the Foundation or to the Paul Harris Award as all four have previously received the award. Congratulations to all!

Just over a week later, the Club also presented a special Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Bill Purcell, CEO of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. The surprise presentation was made at the Chamber’s Awards Celebration Breakfast. While the Chamber was presenting a number of awards for business milestones, innovation, growth and community involvement, Rotarian John Daniell and President Julie Blakeman surprised Purcell with the award for all his contributions to make the Valley a better place to live, work and do business!

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