A Brixham man, who has given 48 years service to Rotary, has been awarded membership of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship by The Rotary Club of Brixham.
Lionel Carter received the recognition medal from President, John Burt at a Rotary meeting.
Created in 1957, the award is named in honour of the Chicago lawyer who founded Rotary International in 1905. It is given to show appreciation for contribution to the Foundation’s goals of world peace and international understanding.
John Burt, President of the Rotary Club of Brixham said: “The award, the Paul Harris Fellowship, is one of the highest made by Rotary for outstanding personal service.”
“Lionel has been a member of Brixham Rotary for a long time and has served the Club in many capacities, including President. For giving service above self, the award is much deserved.”
Lionel Carter said: “I am honoured to receive this award. The work that Rotary does to give something back, to give hope to those less fortunate and to make lives worthwhile and fulfilled, whilst at the same time, as a Rotarian, having fellowship and fun, is something with which I am proud to be associated.”
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland is undertaking a national membership recruitment campaign and is looking for women and men of all ages to join their local clubs and make a world of difference to their local community.
To find out more about the Rotary Club of Brixham, or to join, please contact Jeremy Hanley on 01803 882317 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow