Public Image Committee/ Rotarian honoured with prestigious award

Robert Dunn received the Paul Harris Fellow award during the annual family lunch

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Robert Dunn, Managing Director of Dundee-based business Lam-Art, was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow award by the Rotary Club of Dundee at their recent lunchtime meeting.

The award was established in 1957, in memory of Rotary’s founder, to recognise and show appreciation for substantial contribution to Rotary’s ideals.

In presenting the prestigious accolade, current president Gavin Strachan paid tribute to the exemplary commitment and service that Robert has given to the club. President Gavin said, “Robert is highly regarded amongst members of Rotary and is a very worthy recipient of this award”.

Robert served as president of the club in 2014-2015 and has also chaired several of the club’s committees including International and Ways & Means. He has also served on the Community, Membership, Public Image and Youth committees. Robert currently chairs the club’s Centenary Committee as it prepares for its 100th Anniversary in May 2021.

In recent years, Robert has established one of the clubs most successful annual fundraising events, Oktoberfest. Chairing the organising committee since 2011, the event alone has raised over £150,000 for local charities and good causes.

Robert joined the Rotary Club of Dundee in 1999, following in his father George’s footsteps. Robert, who was somewhat taken aback by the presentation said, “I am thrilled and honoured to receive this prestigious award from Rotary”.

Robert is in esteemed company. Other notable figures who have received the award include U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, and UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar!