RCNS President Gail Catherwood presented the PHF Award to Gail Bouw
We have a new Paul Harris Fellow:
Congratulations to Gail Botting-Bouw--you make the world a better place for all of us through your outstanding contributions in the community and your dedication to our club.
Gail has done many volunteer projects as well as being the Treasurer and President of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise. She organizes the Guess Who is Coming to Dinner event and the Salvation Army Kettle Duty. She has volunteered for many years for the CIBC Run for the Cure, the Dragon Boat Races in Waterford, and many Rotary events. She is also an organizer of Summerfest in Turkey Point. This year with all of this she is also the President of the Real Estate Board. Whew!!!
First, who is Paul Harris? Paul Percy Harris was a Chicago attorney best known for founding Rotary International in 1905, a service organization that currently has well over 1.1 million members worldwide.
An individual who has made significant contributions in their avenue of service can be recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow; that person can be a Rotarian or a member of the community who is not a Rotarian. It has become a widely practiced way of honouring community leaders and there are about 1 million Paul Harris Fellows in the world!!
Thank you Gail for your incredible service. heart