INDIVIDUAL Rotary clubs may from time to time award the Paul Harris Fellowship to individuals who meet high professional and personal standards and this recognition is not limited to Rotarians.

At a meeting on June 4, Ross Rotary Club awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship to Ross Lion Sue Wilding in recognition of her unstinting work as chairman of the annual Ross Beer and Cider Festival for the five years of its existence and for her community work with the Basement Youth Trust.

To warm applause Sue accepted the award and thanked Ross Rotary for their recognition of her efforts and for giving her the honour saying she would the pin with pride. She added that she was pleased to have been able to work with members of Ross Rotary stating that the Beerfest partnership had allowed them to create an event that provided enjoyment for hundreds of people. She said that whilst it was fun to be able to encourage people to 'drink beer for charity' it was heart-warming to know that the funds raised benefit so many good causes in our community.

Sue said she particularly appreciated the recognition of her ongoing work with the Basement Youth Trust. She went on to explain that she strongly believes it is vital for all to support teenagers and to make sure that they have a safe place to be.

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