Ro­tary hon­ours six lo­cals

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

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

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