Ser­vice recog­nised by Ro­tary club

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the Mata­mata So­ci­ety.

‘‘ This cou­ple sup­port­ers of the com­mu­nity.

‘‘And I’m go­ing to ask pres­i­dent Owen to present them both with a Paul Har­ris Fel­low­ship.’’

The pair also re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion.

‘‘David and Joan, I’m go­ing to take the lib­erty of ad­dress­ing you both to­gether,’’ Ro­tary Mata­mata pres­i­dent Owen Farmilo said. ‘‘I un­der­stand that most things in life, you’ve done to­gether, par­tic­u­larly in the com­mu­nity.

‘‘You were se­lected to re­ceive this recog­ni­tion be­cause Ro­tary


are true Mata­mata Mata­mata be­lieve that your life ex­em­pli­fies the hu­man­i­tar­ian and ed­u­ca­tion ob­jec­tives of the Ro­tary Foun­da­tion. We thank you both for demon­strat­ing in your lives and vo­ca­tion, a com­mit­ment to help­ing per­sons in need here and around the world.’’

In re­sponse, Joan Stan­ley said she felt very over­whelmed and sur­prised.

‘‘You got me here un­der false pre­tences,’’ she joked. ‘‘ I sus­pected that Neil would be hon­oured but I had no idea that you were go­ing to hon­our me and my dear hus­band.’’

David Stan­ley said they were greatly hon­oured.

Joan and David Stan­ley share a quiet mo­ment as they are pre­sented with Paul Har­ris Fel­lows at Ro­tary Mata­mata’s meet­ing last week.

Neil and Eu­nice Al­gar lis­ten to what Don Stan­ley has to say about Neil’s con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity.

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