Derek Evans – Paul Harris Fellow

Our 30th Anniversary Dinner was the perfect occasion not only to recognise the contributions which our founding members had made to our Club but also to recognise the ongoing work which members are undertaking to continue to make a difference in our community.

Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created by the Rotary Foundation (Rotary’s charity) in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, as a way to show appreciation for the exemplary contribution made by individuals to further the Foundation’s charitable and educational aims.

To be awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship is to be recognised as an advocate of the Foundation’s goals of world peace and international understanding and tonight President John had the pleasure of recognising the contribution made by Club member Derek Evans who heads our Youth committee.

Over several years Derek has worked as the Rotary liaison with local schools and he has been responsible for building a hugely successful mentoring scheme which the Club undertakes with Smestow School. The scheme now operates with mentors from both Tettenhall Rotary and Tettenhall Inner Wheel clubs providing advice and support to students to help them attain their full potential.

The award of the Paul Harris Fellowship to Derek, who embodies the Rotary concept of service above self, is richly deserved and our thanks go to him for his work on behalf of the Club.

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