John Batty, a former president of Farnborough Rotary Club received a Paul Harris Fellowship award last Thursday 26th August 2010.

The award is given to members of Rotary and sometimes to members of the wider community who have given extraordinary service back to community.

Farnborough Rotary Club

I had the pleasure of presenting this award to John and there is a not a finer member in the club who deserves it more. although many members of the club work extremely hard for the community.

His hard work and dedication in the organisation of our local bi-annual concert Picnic To Music In the Park in aid of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and he is the main organiser of the forthcoming amateur boxing tournament in October..(Click Here for more details). He is also the current chairman of the annual Farnborough Donkey Derby.

But John has been involved in many fund raising events and is a valued member of the club. He dedicated his award to the other members of the club who are helping him on various projects.

In the 52 year history of our club, only 24 people have recieved this award.

The Paul Harris Fellowship award is given in honour of the founder of Rotary, which was started by Paul Harris and 4 other business aquaintences in Chicago 1905. Rotary membership now exceeds 1.2million and there are 33,000 clubs world wide.

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