Ro­tar­ian awarded top hon­our

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - PUZZLES -

ST An­drews Ro­tary Club is now home to 14 peo­ple who have been awarded the Paul Har­ris Fel­low­ship fol­low­ing this month’s in­duc­tion of Ro­tar­ian Wal­ter Hill.

The fel­low­ship is one of the high­est awards for ser­vice in Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional.

It takes the name of the man who founded Ro­tary, in Chicago, in 1906 and is awarded un­der the aus­pices of the Ro­tary Foun­da­tion of Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional.

The ci­ta­tion states that the Paul Har­ris Fel­low­ship is given “in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of tan­gi­ble and sig­nif­i­cant as­sis­tance for the fur­ther­ance of bet­ter un­der­stand­ing and friendly re­la­tions among peo­ples of the world”.

Dur­ing his 30 years in Ro­tary, Mr Hill has chaired four Ro­tary com­mit­tees, in­clud­ing both foun­da­tion and in­ter­na­tional.

In his cur­rent role as con­vener of the ways and means com­mit­tee, he has led a team of com­mit­ted peo­ple who have raised £60,000 in the past five years.

Garry Mil­lar is un­able to walk the small­est of dis­tances with­out aids due to suf­fer­ing with cir­rho­sis of the liver and a mul­ti­tude of other con­di­tions.

He was given a new lease of life when he pur­chased a mo­bil­ity scooter to help him get around.

How­ever, when the 54-year-old took the scooter to his friend’s house in Fin­dowrie Street, Fin­try, crooks made off with it while he was in­side.

He told the Tele: “I was in my friend’s house and I had parked up out­side – stupidly I left the keys in the scooter.

“When I went out to go home I saw that it was gone — I re­mem­ber think­ing that it must have been some­one play­ing a prank on me.

“I re­alised that some­one had taken it and I was com­pletely dev­as­tated.

“It has left me un­able to go out to the shops.

“I am hav­ing to rely on my mates and my mum com­ing and help­ing me.

“A mo­bil­ity scooter is for one thing — who­ever took it knew that and did it

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