Service recognised by Rotary club
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.