The Rotary Club of Hillsborough Honors
Township Clerk Pam Borek
 
 In a rare departure from tradition, The Rotary Club of Hillsborough recognized Township Clerk, Pam Borek, with its highest honor – The Paul Harris Fellowship Award – for her exemplary service to Hillsborough Township and to Rotary.  
 
Established in 1957, and primarily used to honor Rotarians for exceptional service in pursuit of the Rotary ideal of ‘Service Above Self,’ it has, on rare occasions, been given to non-Rotarians who routinely go above and beyond in the exercise of their public responsibilities and in their support of Rotary.
 
“Our success as a community service organization not only depends upon the support of our community, but those in local government who partner with us on a wide array of initiatives,” commented Rotary Club of Hillsborough President, Ashley Rose.  “No one could ask for a better partner than Pam Borek.”
 
Ms. Borek played a substantial role in such projects as “Flags for Heroes,” the initiative that honored our service men and women last Veteran’s Day by publicly displaying an American Flag with the veteran’s name affixed to the flagpole.  The display, which was a joint imitative between the Township and the Rotary Club of Hillsborough, created a highly visible and touching field of 100 flags at the Municipal Complex.  In addition, she helped the Rotary Club launch its Legacy Book Bin, where residents can donate used books to help raise funds for Rotary. Today, the project has expanded to two locations at the Municipal Complex and at the Iron Peak Sports Complex.
 
Paul Harris Fellowship Award
 
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named in honor of the organization’s founder, who created Rotary in 1905 in Chicago to bring together professionals with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world. The Paul Harris Fellowship Award was established by Rotary International in 1957, and has been awarded to Rotarians and non-Rotarians who have exemplified the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.”
 
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