At the Mar 15 Rotary Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple, Club Foundation Chair Al Noble gave a brief history of the Rotary Foundation.  Our club has donated over $228K to the Foundation over its history. The Foundation created the Paul Harris Fellow to recognize individuals who donated $1,000 to the Foundation or had such a donation made in their name. Tunkhannock has 39 Paul Harris Fellows in our club of 70 members.
Al then presented a club-designated Paul Harris Fellow to Bill Ruark. Bill is a very generous donor to a variety of non-profit organizations in Wyoming County in addition to his work on the Boards of several of these organizations, including the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen.  In recognition of his “Service above Self” activities, the Tunkhannock Rotary presented Bill with Paul Harris recognition.  AG Norm Kelly pinned Bill with his Paul Harris pin and gave him his certificate.
Bill thanked the club for this recognition. He remarked that he encourages his staff to follow his example of donating to worthwhile organizations rather than buying him presents on special occasions.

AG Norm Kelly (left), Bill Ruark and Fdn Chair Al Noble