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Outgoing President 2015-2016 Gordon Steele presented Rotarian Gordon Neilson with the award of Rotarian of the year.

Picture shows Outgoing President Gordon Steele (L) and Rotarian Gordon Neilson (R)
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At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Thornhill and District, outgoing President 2015-2016 Gordon Steele presented Rotarian Gordon Neilson with the award of Rotarian of the Year 2015-2016.

This award – The Neil Paterson Memorial Bowl -   is presented annually by the outgoing President in recognition of the contribution a Rotarian has made to the club during the year.

Neil Paterson was a President of the Thornhill club in 1995-1996 and passed away a few years ago.

In accepting the award Rotarian Gordon said ‘It is a real honour to be presented with this award. I had the privilege of knowing Dr Neil Paterson. He was an internationally known and well-respected authority in forestry but more than that he was a real gentleman, a modest man with a great intellect, an inspiration to all who crossed his path.’

Picture shows 2015-2016 President Gordon Steel (L) with Rotarian Gordon Neilson

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