On Wednesday, May 22, the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM honoured four local individuals for their service to the community, by awarding them Paul Harris Fellowships. 
Paul Harris recipient Catherine Bowman with Dan Millar and Mike Shea
Catherine Bowman was the youth recipient. An active and award-winning student at St. Mary's High School and resident of Dundas, Catherine has a long history of community service, especially when it concerns music and her local parish church, St. Augustines and St. Joseph's Villa.
This year, the Paul Harris Fellow for community partners was awarded to Charles and Margaret Juravinski. The Paul Harris Fellowship for a Rotarian was awarded to Joe Hamilton. Joe is an asset to the Hamilton AM Club and his work is greatly appreciated in the club.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is bestowed upon very deserving individuals that have shown exceptional service. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International in 1905. His initial goal was to create a club of professional and business men for friendship and fellowship. However, he soon realized that there needed to be a greater purpose for Rotary. The club was later transformed into the world’s first Service Club after the first public service project which was the construction of toilets in Chicago. Currently, Rotary International has more than 1.4 million members worldwide and the motto of Rotary is “Service Above Self”. It is wonderful to be able to acknowledge those in our community who exemplify this motto; congratulations to Catherine, Margaret, Charles and Joe!