Two unsuspecting members recently received recognition from District Governor Ray Herbert. Wayne Pecar's enthusiasm and commitment to the ideals of Rotary was recognised with a Royce Abbey Award and Karen Pecar was recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow for her contributions to our club.

Royce Abbey was a former Australian president of Rotary International. The Royce Abbey Award is available to Rotary Clubs wishing to recognise Rotarians who show enthusiasm and commitment to the ideals of Rotary. Clubs contribute $1000 to the Royce and Jean Abbey Endowed Fund and income from the Fund is used to finance agricultural and related scholarships for applicants from less-developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

The 5 members of our club who have received the Royce Abbey Award are pictured with District Governor Ray Herbert.

Paul Harris was one of the founders of Rotary. Clubs often donate $1000 to the Rotary Foundation to honour and recognise a member's achievements and dedication to Rotary. That member is then recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow.