Rotarians who have given long and active service to their clubs and Rotary may be honoured by their clubs and by the Rotary movement. The former club award is generally the offer of Honorary Membership of members home club while the latter is a ultimate honour of becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.
Thurso Rotary Club has four Paul Harris Fellows.
The first was the late Willie Coghill.
The late Willie Coghill was a hardworking and well respected member of Rotary Club of Thurso. A Founder Member and a President and worthy Paul Harris Fellow.
Thurso Rotary President Donald Sinclair, Willie Coghill and the Assistant District Governor at the time Ron McKail Willie received his honour. In the third picture is Willie with his son Grant.
The second member be accorded the honour was James Campbell and his award has not diminished his enthusiasm.
Rotarians, Partners and Friends gathered to see James receive Rotary's most prestigious award. James sat 'gobsmacked' as Hamish Holmes and Peter Murchison outlined James's career and Rotary achievements. President Paul Hagan presented the Award and Brian Leonard thanked the main participants and the company on behalf of Rotary Club of Thurso.
And, of course, an uncharacteristically 'speechless' James had to make a speech!!!
At the 2011 Christmas Dinner two more members of the Club received their Paul Harris awards for exceptional and long service to Rotary Club of Thurso - Peter Murchison and Crear Shearer.