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Paul Harris Fellows

The Rotary movement was founded in February 1905 by Paul Harris, a lawyer from Chicago, who recognized the potential of an association of like-minded professional and business people who could meet and share common interests on a regular basis.


In 1957, the Rotary Foundation launched the Paul Harris Fellowship in memory of the founder as an expression of appreciation for those who have contributed to the Foundation's humanitarian and educational programs.

A contribution of US $1,000.00 is made to the Rotary Foundation in the name of each individual to be honoured. The recipients receive a pin, medallion and certificate that identify them as advocates of the Foundation's goals of world peace and understanding.

After more than forty years, recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow remains a respected and prestigious honour for Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.

The following are members of the Rotary Club of Waitakere, and other community members, who have been awarded this honour. Those who have received it more than once are honoured with a sapphire on their medal.

Jack Macks 1975
Maxwell Wiltshire 1977
Donald Page 1983
James Wakeling 1986
John Brewer 1988
Warren Mee 1988
Alistair Morton 1988
Thomas Pearce 1988 + 1 sapphire
Jack Riddell 1989
Warren Osborne 1990
Robert Benzie 1991 + 3 sapphires
Graeme Douglas 1992 + 1 sapphire
Marrea Osborne 1992
Graham Maddren 1993
John Watkins 1993
Denis Bolland 1994
David Butler 1996
Koenraad Kuiper 1996
Labrum Kenneth 1996
Peter Beale 1997
Maurice Allan 1998
Peter Smith 2000
Derek Gee 2002 + 1 sapphire (2016)
John Ritchie 2004 + 1 sapphire
Craiger Hargesheimer 2008 + 1 sapphire (2012)
Graham Nicholson 2009
Kerry McMillan 2010 + 1 sapphire
Alan Pattison 2011 + 1 sapphire (2015)
Heather Pattison 2011 + 1 sapphire (2015)
Community Member
Shawn Dyer
Details
2013
Linda Cooper 2013
Sheena Spittles 2013
Community Member
Jadewynn Gardens
Matt Harper
2014
Patrick Howard 2015

Rotary District 9910 Awards

Every year at the District Conference a selection of awards are presented to various Clubs. The following are ones that Waitakere have received:

2014

 

MARK TAYLOR: INTERNATIONAL YOUTH AWARD
Presented by Past Chairman Mark Taylor to the club making the greatest contribution to the IYE programme during the current year (nominated by IYE Committee)

2014

LES COLGAN: MEMBERSHIP AWARD
The Les Colgan Trophy Presented by the Rotary Club of New Lynn and is awarded to the club recording the greatest percentage increase of membership over the period July 1 to the end of the month prior to the District Conference


PRESIDENTIAL CITATION with distinction

2013

BULLETIN EDITOR’S AWARD: THE JACK KEYS TROPHY
To the Bulletin Editor and Club for the best Bulletin throughout the year, based on presentation, information, Rotary coverage, interest and style.

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION

2011

PRESIDENTIAL CITATION
For demonstrating Rotary's commitment to fellowship and service

DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION:
In recognition of the outstanding contribution we made in District 9910 by organizing CHALLENGE 2011

DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION:
In recognition of our Clubs contribution to District 9910 in the 2010-11 Rotary Year

2010

 

THE SILVER JUBILEE TROPHY
Presented to District 9910 by the Avondale/New Lynn Rotary Clubs it is awarded to the Club that makes the greatest contribution towards Rotary Awareness.

2009 THE FOUNDATION AWARD: THE WHITE DIXON TROPHY
Presented by the 1991 G.S.E. Team from District 1200 (SW England) to the Club making the greatest per capita contribution to the Rotary Foundation in the preceding Rotary Year.
2008 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION
For demonstrating how Rotary Shares its talents, skills, energy and resourses in order to create a better world
2006 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION
For demonstrating excellence and exemplary achievement in Rotary's second century of service through public image initiatives and continued efforts in club, community, vocational, and international service
2005 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION
For demonstrating excellence and exceptional achievement to ensre Rotary's transistion from one century of service to another through continued efforts in club, vocational, community and international service
2004 MEMBERSHIP AWARD: LES COLGAN TROPHY
Presented by the Rotary Club of New Lynn this is awarded to the club recording the greatest percentage increase of membership over the period July 1 to the end of the month prior to the District Conference
2000 DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S CITATION
In recognition of Donation of a Car for the use of the Ranui Community Constable
1988 DISTRICT 991 CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
POLIOPLUS

Rotary acknowledges the significant contribution of The Rotary Club of Te Atatu.
This contribution makes possible the immunization of The World's Children
1983 THE ROTARY FOUNDATION
The Rotary Club of Te Atatu is a 1000% Rotary Foundation Club

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