The Rotary Club of St. Catharines South presented it's fourth and fifth Paul Harris Fellowship Awards of the year at the October 27th meeting. Eric Lefevre and Matt Taylor were the recipients.

Eric was introduced to the club by Georgette Taylor who is familiar with the work that he along with his wife Denise have done in East Africa. After carreers in the RCAF and in teaching Eric worked with CIDA and got the bug to help in third world environments with two years in Jamaica and two in Kenya. He has since followed that up with  two months a year in Nyondo, Uganda, for the last eleven years. He does income taxes in return for a donation to his project and has personally raised $402,000 for Uganda.

Eric has constructed 8 buildings, 12 classrooms, 3 science laboratories, a hostel for 120 girls, administration offices, library and computer lab, dining hall, a chapel, a stage and cultural centre, washrooms, etc., etc.! He has also brought water to the site. Over 20 people have travelled with him on his project journeys.

Georgette told us that Eric truly deserved to receive a Paul Harris Award as he exemplifies the Rotary Motto "Service above Self".

Our second recipient was Dr. Matt Taylor. He was introduced by our Past President June Manning. This is Matt's third Paul Harris Award and was for service to our club. He is the South Club's first ever to receive a third Paul Harrisi n it's forty year history.

June outlined the many things that he has done for the club from the Student Exchange program to being our President immediately before her term. Matt's first two awards were for his contributions in assisting others in Kenya and Guatemala, as he too has travelled many times to these countries on month long dental projects giving selfishly of his time and talents to help people in need.

Congratulations to Eric and Matt.