Such ideals come closer to reality each time a Paul Harris Fellowship Award recipient is honored through programs that provide improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for the sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding, and brighter hopes for peace throughout the world.
A contribution to The Rotary Foundation, said Lindsay, “is an investment in the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding, an ideal held high by Rotarians the world over” and one that Richard and Patricia Fritch clearly share. “As Rotary works with such individuals of good will,” Lindsay added, “we believe the ideal will become a reality.”
Richard Fritch received the PHF certificate, medallion and Paul Harris pin on his own behalf as well as for his wife, who was unable to attend the meeting. “The most important thing to us,” Fritch noted, is that the couple’s donations go to Santa Paula High School students.
Fritch thanked Rotarians for “giving us this opportunity to contribute,” especially as “It makes us happy” that 100 percent of their contributions are used to provide scholarship funds for local students.
The Santa Paula Rotary Club meets Mondays at noon at the historic Glen Tavern Inn located at 134 N. Mill Street. The public is invited to attend a meeting and see how they can become involved in fun but meaningful activities that benefit the community. For more information visit www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=1877.