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.
|Thomas Pearce||1988||+ 1 sapphire|
|Robert Benzie||1991||+ 3 sapphires|
|Graeme Douglas||1992||+ 1 sapphire|
|John Ritchie||2004||+ 1 sapphire|
|Craiger Hargesheimer||2008||+ 1 sapphire (2012)|
|Kerry McMillan||2010||+ 1 sapphire|
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:
|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.
|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.
|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
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