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BEL Rotary recognizes members for exceptional service

by Sue Davidson

When a person is recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow, $1000. U.S. is donated to the Rotary Foundation. Foundation dollars make a difference in the world through work that promotes peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. Foundation dollars change lives. A Paul Harris recipient upholds the ideals of Rotary and holds themselves to high ethical standards in their personal and professional life.

Past President David Tilley was recognized by the club. He has worked tirelessly to promote the ideals of Rotary and support the club in service projects including maintainence of the Rotary Park and the Bridgenorth Trail, the adopt a family Christmas project, Rotary Youth Leadership programs and the Purple Pinkie Polio Eradication Campaign. During his year as president he ensured that all club members felt valued and guests felt welcome. Congratulations Past President Dave upon receiving your Paul Harris Fellow +1.

Rotarian Bob Craw was recognized as an honorary member after 37 years of service above self to the BEL Club and to the community. He has served in various directorships (including treasurer) and has participated in all club projects including the Chemong Lake Triathlon, the Polar Plunge, the development and maintenance of Rotary Park, building of the Gazebo in Rotary Park, building of the eco shed at Chemong School, purchase and distribution of Christmas hampers, literacy projects and youth projects. He always has a smile on his face and a joke to tell. Bob was recognized for his tremendous contributions to the club and to the community.

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