Kerikeri Rotarian and Past Club President Vicki Douglas was last night presented with a Sapphire Pin to her Paul Harris Fellowship, in recognition of her personal contribution to the work of the Rotary Foundation.
The Sapphire Pin is an additional honour for existing Paul Harris Fellows – much like a bar to a military medal. Paul Harris Fellowships are awarded to Rotarians for extraordinary effort or contribution at club level, or for contributions of more than US$1,000 to the Rotary Foundation over and above their normal Rotary membership dues.
The Foundation helps to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
It is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends who share its vision of a better world.
“Vicki is the last person on earth to blow her own trumpet so this is our way of blowing it for her,” said the Rotary Club of Kerikeri President.“Her contribution to this club, the Kerikeri community and to Rotary generally continues to be outstanding and her recognition is well deserved.”
“I was happy to accept this honour publicly as a way to demonstrate to Rotarians that the Rotary Foundation is a worthwhile recipient of charitable giving,” Vicki said. “It’s my charity of choice.”