Rotary honours six locals
ROTARY Foundation Anniversary Dinner in Mossman took the opportunity to honour six local people for their work in the community.
Marjorie Norris, Shirley Vico, Joan Gray, Sara Harris, Wendy Fry and Richard Burchill were recipients of the Paul Harris Fellow for their exceptional volunteer and community work for the aged care, for the youth of Douglas and for health and indigenous reconciliation.
The dinner also celebrated 100 years of Rotary’s Foundation giving.
The foundation provides funds for local and international humanitarian projects.
The Mossman Rotary Club throughout the years has provided support for the Douglas community, Blue Nurses, the White Ribbon Walk and Christmas in the Park.
President of the Mossman Rotary Club, Evelyn Matthews, said it was important to recognise the people involved.
“We have a number of projects we do with the school each year. We sponsor the bus to take the students to the Careers Expo,” Ms Matthews said.
“We do driver education each year and we run and continue to try and get funding for a main program which is Mentors in Violence Prevention.”
Wendy Fry, a nurse, was recognised for her tremendous effort and positive influence in the community in regards to preventive health.
She focuses on young people and those with chronic disease.
“In Rotary we all work together supporting each other for the betterment of the community,” Ms Fry said.
“I just do it because it’s something I enjoy, I don’t do it for any accolades,” she said.
From left Mayor Julia Leu, Paul Harris Fellow recipients Shirley Vico, Marjorie Norris and Joan Gray and MP Warren Entsch
Warren Entsch, Paul Harris Fellow recipients Sara Harris, Richard Burchill, Julia Leu and PHF recipient Wendy Fry