Award of Paul Harris Fellowship

A Paul Harris Fellowship has recently been awarded to Past President Geoff Cheney


Rotary Award
Paul Harris Fellowships are awarded to members and non-members who have excelled in demonstrating the ideal of Rotary – Service above Self.  The Rotary Club of King’s Lynn is pleased to report the award of a PHF to Geoff Cheney.  Geoff has been a member of the Club since September 1999 and has made a very significant contribution to the life of the Club.  He was President in 2004-05 and for many years he was a member of the Club Council and is a Trustee of the Benevolent Fund.
Geoff has helped to raise substantial funds for charity.  He has been involved in organising many major fundraising events such as beer festivals and golf competitions.  However, his major role has been to organise the 200 Club which was set up many years ago to raise money for The Magpie Centre, Riding for the Disabled at Runcton Holme.  In most years the Club has donated between £750 and £1000 to the Magpie Centre.
The award of the PHF should have taken place in June 2020 but had to be delayed because of the Covid lockdown.  The photograph shows a socially-distanced presentation of the Paul Harris Fellowship certificate by Immediate Past President Steve Roberts (who would have made the presentation in June when he was President, had it been possible.)

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The presentation of a cheque for £1000 to James Bagge for his charity Norfolk Carers.

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The Rotary Club of King's Lynn in 1928, the earliest photograph in the Club archive.

24 September 2021 was the 95th anniversary of the Club receiving its charter from RI.

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Michael Pellizzaro and Pip Rippengill have been awarded Paul Harris Fellowships at the (delayed) Presidential changeover on 26 July

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Dorothy Pulsford-Harris, President 2021-22

The official changeover was delayed to 26 July although the new President took office on 1 July.

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The Winning Team from EDI Electrical Contractors

The major fund-raising event of the year is a Golf Day held at Middleton Golf Club

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Members of the club and friends clearing litter

A group of members have been involved in litter picking to help the community

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The Rotary Club of King's Lynn Walking4Norfolk team

40 teams from across Norfolk each walked 375 miles - the distance from Norwich Cathedral to Notre Dame in Paris - to raise money for charity.

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Tulip bulb fields at Hillington

Recently Club members, family and friends volunteered to help a fund-raising event organised by the Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House

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Prince Philp meeting members of the Club before dinner at Knights Hill in February 2014

In February 2014 the Club held a dinner in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh, an Honorary Member since the late 1970s.

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Community Chairman Ian Mason and Steve Rourke of West Norfolk Young Carers

The Club recently gave a donation of £250 to West Norfolk Young Carers and provided 45 Easter eggs for the children

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The Headteacher and children at St Germans Primary School near King's Lynn

The Rotary Club of King's Lynn has supplied 121 laptops to 20 local primary schools to aid home learning

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Crocuses flowering in King's Lynn

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A Paul Harris Fellowship has recently been awarded to Past President Geoff Cheney

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Each year the Club donates Usborne Illustrated dictionaries to children in local primary schools

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Wreath to be laid in the Tower Gardens on Sunday 8 November

Only a limited number of people will attend the ceremony in the Tower Gardens

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The Town Hall and Corn Exchange lit up in purple to celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October

The Town Hall and Corn Exchange in King's Lynn were lit up in purple to celebrate World Polio Day on 24 October

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DG Jonathan King and the Springwood High School team (Alexandra Ampomah, Jeremy Mathew and Elizabeth Mathew)together with Youth Chair Dorothy Pulsford-Harris

The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is designed to support & encourage the development of effective communication skills.

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Crocus planting in Kings Lynn Year 6

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The Springwood High School Youth Speaks Team

A public speaking competition organised by Rotary. There are local, district, regional and national rounds,

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