Paul Harris Fellow - Ian Grieve
Fri 8th June 2012
Past President Ian Grieve is made a Paul Harris Fellow
|Citation as introduced by President Alan Farquharson: This recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship Award has been a member of The Rotary Club of West Fife since 1981, which gives him over 30 years of service to the club.|
Earlier years in the club were harder because of business travel, particularly periods overseas which meant attendance was harder.
So Ian Grieve made his contribution by becoming an ambassador for the club by visiting many other Rotary clubs in many countries over many years.
Since retirement, Ian has given 100% commitment to the club and has been a major contributor to the activities of the club as a member of many of the committees. He has organised the Community Suppers for the past two years, and has been th e backbone of the Club's AM-AM Golf Competition for the last number of years, which is one of the major fund raisers for the club.
e backbone of the Club's AM-AM Golf Competition for the last number of years, which is one of the major fund raisers for the club.
Ian has always been willing to come forward with something special, usually in a bottle, as a major prize in a raffle or auction, which has raised funds for the club.
Ian is always keen to help and is a major mover in getting new people to come along, and has been instrumental in getting new members into the club.
He is taking over from Andrew as Programme Convenor next year, one of the hardest jobs in Rotary, and I know that he has already earmarked a number of interesting speakers. We are all looking forward to that.
However the highlight of this year has been Ian's visit, along with Jim & Maureen ( who are here tonight ) and other Rotary members from district 1010, to Nyumbani in Kenya .
In 2006/2007 when Ian was President of the Club, and with Willie Halcrow's guidance, we raised enough money to donate