Thetford & District Rotary Club
RIBI District 1080
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Paul Harris Fellowship.

It is a great pleasure and an honour for me this evening to present a Paul Harris Fellowship award. This club treats these awards very seriously and do not hand them out lightly and not without a lot of thought.

Tonight I am going to present a Paul Harris Fellowship to David Childerhouse.

David has been a very active member of this club for many years only having a break when he went to work in Spain and Brazil. He has been the Club President twice. David has also done most other jobs in The Rotary Club of Thetford and has been our Foundation Chairman for many years. He has totally changed the attitude in the club about Foundation.

Foundation is the Rotary Charity and this year it is quite fitting to present the Paul Harris Fellowship to David because this is the Centenary of the Foundation Charity.

David has ploughed a loan furrow with Foundation and has many times held fund raising events at his home and in recent years some members have added a sum to their subscriptions, for Foundation always encouraged by David.

Paul Harris Fellowships are not necessarily about what you do in Rotary, it can also be about what you do in the community.

David has been the Parish Clerk in Gt Hockham for many years and has also been the Treasurer of Breckles Church. He has been Chairman and for some time Secretary of Thetford 41 Club.

So it is with great pleasure that tonight I present the Paul Harris fellowship to David Childerhouse.

Gary Goodchild
Thetford Rotary Club