Recognition for Richmond Rotarians

Robert Carey & Colin Chitty receive "Paul Harris" awards

Rotarians receive long-service awards

Richmond Rotary Club’s recent Ladies evening was the setting for President Peter Clarke to present two long serving Rotarians with “Paul Harris” awards in recognition of their work within the club and to the local community.

Colin Chitty has been the club Treasurer for many years as well as taking the lead in the annual golf day, one of the Club’s major fund raisers. Robert Carey has performed the duties of club secretary for nearly ten years and will be taking over as President next year.

Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary, in Chicago in 1905. Rotary clubs may from time to time honour individuals as Paul Harris Fellows. These honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris.

The other highlight of the evening was an entertaining and informative talk by Dr Peter Trewby about the bells of St Mary’s Church in Richmond where he is leading a campaign to raise £140,000 for their replacement and fitting.

President Peter thanked Dr Trewby and commented “I look forward to hearing the ringing of the bells at St Mary’s for many years in spite of the uncertain response from some local residents!”

To donate to the appeal see www.richmondbells.com