A Louth Rotarian has been awarded the highest honour the club has to give.
Last weekend saw the annual celebrations for the ‘Charter Weekend’of the Rotary Club of Louth.
The highlight of the event was when the President of the Rotary Club of Louth, Andrew Leonard, presented the highest award in rotary, the Paul Harris Fellowship, to Philip Day for his long service in the club.
In particular, the award is in recognition of his work for the Rotary Polio Campaign, which has enabled a great deal of money to be collected locally to eliminate polio worldwide, which is close to being accomplished.
In addition Philip Day has obtained large matching grants from the international central fund to multiply many times the money the club has raised to assist a very poor school in Columbia.
The club, consisting of men and women of all ages, aims to put professional skills to good use in order to make a real difference to the lives of others and marked its 59th anniversary.
Among guests from other rotary clubs, including eight members of the twin club in Denamrk, was TV auctioneer Colin Young who regaled the members with how the different TV programmes such as ‘Flog it’ were produced.