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Two receive Paul Harris Award

April 11, 2012
  • Doug Alexander, right, receives the Paul Harris Award from Tom Trumble.
Doug Alexander, right, receives the Paul Harris Award from Tom Trumble.

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown recently announced two members received the Paul Harris Award.

Doug Alexander is a 14-year member who has been active in club activities. He is the only member who has served twice as president, once in 1999 and again in 2009. This is his second Paul Harris Award. He received his award from Tom Trumble.

Peter Smith, who joined the club in 2006,  is a two-term president of the local Potomac Valley Audubon Society. He has also played a major role in planning the town of Shepherdstown's 250th anniversary celebrations, which are taking place this year. He received his award from Gary Heichel.

The Paul Harris Award is the Shepherds-town Rotary Club's highest award. It is named for the individual who founded Rotary International in 1905, Paul Percy Harris (1868-1947).

The Shepherdstown Club periodically bestows this award on club and community members who exemplify the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self."

The club makes a $1,000 contribution from its own funds to the International Rotary organization's charitable foundation on each awardee's behalf.

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