Two Ladysmith Rotarians were honoured with Paul Harris Awards during a visit from the district governor earlier this year.
The Ladysmith Rotary Club received a visit from the Governor for District 5020 of Rotary International, Peter Taylor. Taylor was accompanied by his wife and fellow Rotarian Christine Taylor and the Assistant District Governor, Richard Calverley. Rotary District 5020 includes 56 clubs in Washington State and 31 Rotary groups on Vancouver Island.
Taylor was also in Ladysmith to recognize the achievements of two local Rotarians, Andy Bohay and Ken Bosma, who both received Paul Harris Awards for their efforts to support the work of the Rotary Foundation.
Taylor took the opportunity to inform local Rotarians about the accomplishments of Rotary International in the past year by its 1.2 million members. Projects include providing disaster relief through the Shelter Box program, building schools and supporting literacy programs in developing countries, and improving facilities for sanitation, fresh water and medical care in many rural communities around the world. Rotary also supports Disaster Aid Canada, which provides humanitarian aid packages to people in need.
However, the governor reminded Ladysmith Rotarians that “Eradicating polio remains our highest priority. Until the world is declared polio-free this must remain our number one goal.”