Paul Harris Fellow Honour to Bruce
The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. During the 1950's the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation were trying to encourage Rotarians to donate to the Foundation. They decided to honour those who had donated US$1000 in one gift, by giving them a special form of public recognition and calling them "Paul Harris Fellows." This is still the original intention. The Rotary Foundation, and those donations are the only reason that enables Rotarians to carry on a world-wide program of educational and humanitarian programs.
Many clubs, including RC Karrinyup, contribute significant amounts from fund raising activities to The Rotary Foundation. For each US$1000 contributed the club earns credits. The club may decide to use these credits to honour an individual, whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation to build world understanding and peace. The honour is not given lightly.
Immediate Past President Peter Durrant called Bruce Klomfass forward for recognition and read the citation stating that Bruce has been a stalwart of our club's major fundraiser, the Stirling Farmers Market and a huge support to Market Manager Heather Leaney and her team. The enormous value he has brought to the market's smooth operation cannot be underestimated.
Previously a club member, Bruce was unable to maintain his membership but importantly remains with us as Associate Member and faithful volunteer. With a grounding in most trades, Bruce brings a significant skill set, which he applies to work and volunteering, while his positive outlook and wonderful nature endears him to all. Generous allocation of his time and ‘service above self’ contribution to the Club is testament to his shared purpose with the objectives and mission of Rotary and is most worthy of Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Peter presented Bruce with his recognition certificate and pin.