The Peterborough Rotary Club presented five Paul Harris Fellows at the Passing of the Gavel Dinner held at the Hancock Inn in Hancock.

Dorothy Peterson was recognized for her longstanding support of the Peterborough community; she was presented her medallion and pin by her son, Andy Peterson. ConVal School Counselor JoAnn Fletcher was recognized for her service as the Interact advisor and her support of several community service efforts with that group. Rotarian Norm Makechnie was recognized for his decades of service to the Peterborough Rotary Club and for his selfless efforts to our community. Barbara Miller was honored for her long-standing support of the Peterborough Community. Club President Bob Mac-Donald, who will continue as president for a second term, was also recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and service to Rotary.

The Paul Harris Fellow is named for the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris. The Paul Harris Fellow was established in 1957 to express appreciation for the contribution to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation. Paul Harris Fellows were given only to Rotarians until 1979, when Rotary International challenged each club to award a Paul Harris Fellow to people in the larger community. For every Paul Harris Fellow given by a Rotary Club, funds have been donated by the club to the Rotary Foundation in the recipient’s name, as a thank you for their service.

Rotarians designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. The three emblems of a Paul Harris Fellow are the certificate, the pin, and medallion. The certificate states that a person is named a Paul Harris Fellow, “In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between the peoples of the world.”

The Peterborough Rotary Club presented five Paul Harris Fellows at the Passing of the Gavel Dinner held at the Hancock Inn in Hancock.

Dorothy Peterson was recognized for her longstanding support of the Peterborough community; she was presented her medallion and pin by her son, Andy Peterson. ConVal School Counselor JoAnn Fletcher was recognized for her service as the Interact advisor and her support of several community service efforts with that group. Rotarian Norm Makechnie was recognized for his decades of service to the Peterborough Rotary Club and for his selfless efforts to our community. Barbara Miller was honored for her long-standing support of the Peterborough Community. Club President Bob Mac-Donald, who will continue as president for a second term, was also recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and service to Rotary.

The Paul Harris Fellow is named for the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris. The Paul Harris Fellow was established in 1957 to express appreciation for the contribution to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation. Paul Harris Fellows were given only to Rotarians until 1979, when Rotary International challenged each club to award a Paul Harris Fellow to people in the larger community. For every Paul Harris Fellow given by a Rotary Club, funds have been donated by the club to the Rotary Foundation in the recipient’s name, as a thank you for their service.

Rotarians designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognize a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. The three emblems of a Paul Harris Fellow are the certificate, the pin, and medallion. The certificate states that a person is named a Paul Harris Fellow, “In appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between the peoples of the world.”