Rotarian awarded top honour
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