Middletown Rotary Club Awards Paul Harris Fellowships

The Middletown Rotary Club held its Annual Paul Harris Fellowship Dinner on March 19th. The Paul Harris Fellowship recognition was created in

memory of the Rotary Club’s founder as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the Foundation ‘s charitable and educational program. Paul Harris Fellows are advocates of the Foundation ‘s goals of world peace and international understanding. The Fellowship salutes a Rotarian or a member of the community for exceptional service and who at the same time demonstrates the belief in the value of the Foundation ’s humanitarian and educational programs in helping to save and change lives around the world. This year, three recipients received this honor: Doug Dorman, Director of Operations Analysis for Rushford Center ; Wilfredo Nieves, President of Middlesex Community College; and Sue Murphy, Vice-President/Secretary Liberty Bank Foundation.

In 1905, Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary, met with three friends to discuss the idea of a businessmen’s club. This was regarded as the first Rotary meeting. Today Rotary clubs have been formed on six continents, and as a result the organization adopted the name Rotary International. Rotarians pool their resources and contribute their talents to help serve communities. The organization dedicates itself to the ideal expressed in our principal motto: Service Above Self.

The Middletown Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 12:15 at First & Last Restaurant in Middletown . For more information on becoming a member, please contact President Ken Vaughan at kmvaughan@snet.net or at 860.204.2193.

Photo CaptionPictured left to right are Doug Dorman, Wilfredo Nieves, and Sue Murphy, all recipients of this year’s Paul Harris Fellowship Awards pictured with Rotary International Assistant District Governor Mukund Nori, and Middletown Rotary Club President Ken Vaughan.