Paul Wolfe Wins the Bound­ary Ro­tary McDon­ald Award

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Jan Draper North Hat­ley

TheMcDon­ald Award was do­nated by Ron and June Quigley in mem­ory of Mac and Joan MacDon­ald. The award hon­ors a Bound­ary Ro­tar­ian for an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the club. Bound­ary Ro­tary mem­ber Paul Wolfe win­ner of the MacDon­ald Award.

Mac MacDon­ald was a long time mem­ber of Bound­ary and Gov­er­nor of our Ro­tary Dis­trict in 1986-1987. Dur­ing World War II Mac was an air force pi­lot in Bri­tain where he met Joan, the charm­ing lady he mar­ried and brought back to Stanstead. Mac and Joan are shin­ing ex­am­ples of the ro­tary ideals.

Joan and Mac

This year’s pres­i­dent, Joan Drinkwa­ter pro­posed that the club give the award to Paul Wolfe. Pres­i­dent Joan Drinkwa­ter

and Ro­tar­ian Ron Quigley.

Paul has been a mem­ber of Bound­ary since 1983 and was pres­i­dent in 1986-1987. Paul is a de­voted mem­ber of the club. He opens the book­store almost ev­ery month and is there early to ac­com­mo­date those cus­tomers who ar­rive just after 8:00 de­spite the open­ing hours be­ing listed as 9 o’clock.

Paul is al­ways in attendance at the Camp Mas­saw­ippi Ro­tary Car­ni­val pop­ping pop­corn and help­ing with the ac­tiv­i­ties. As well, he was club sec­re­tary for over ten years send­ing out almost fifty news­let­ters ev­ery year. Paul has also chaired the Vo­ca­tional Schol­ar­ship Com­mit­tee which ad­min­is­ters the club’s two an­nual schol­ar­ships given to a stu­dent from Ver­mont and one from Que­bec.

Paul was born in New York City and stud­ied law at Kenyon Col­lege in Ohio. In 1965 he moved to Derby Line where he and his wife Lois have lived since. Since then Paul has prac­ticed law in New­port and is a well known fig­ure in the area.

Paul and Lois did not know be­fore­hand that Paul had won the award and were com­pletely sur­prised. Ron Quigley pre­sented the award and the club en­joyed a Pow­erPoint show­ing Paul at var­i­ous Ro­tary ac­tiv­i­ties. Ro­tar­i­ans Paul Wolfe

and Ron Quigley.

Paul was teased a lit­tle about his three trade­marks: a clas­sic LL Bean jacket and his love of mar­ti­nis and pou­tine.

Paul Wolfe is a fine Ro­tar­ian who un­der­stands well, “Ser­vice above self.” Paul and Lois Wolfe at the pre­sen­ta­tion of the MacDon­ald Award

From an ar­ti­cle in The Stanstead jour­nal, 1989

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