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Paul Harris Fellow Community Service Award recipients announced; Betty Jean Grant and Gerald Kelly to be honored

Buffalo, NY: The Buffalo Sunrise Rotary Club will present two Paul Harris Fellow Community Service Awards at a reception on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Betty Jean Grant is a former Erie County Legislator, educator and Buffalo Public School Board of Education member who is active with We are Women Warriors of Buffalo, NY.

Gerald Kelly is co-founder of WEDI (Westminster Economic Development Initiative).

Tickets are $25 presale or at the door, and light refreshments will be served.

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Through awarding Paul Harris Fellowships, Buffalo Sunrise Rotary Club recognizes deserving individuals within our club and our community who embody the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self”.

Paul Harris Fellows are recognized for providing exemplary community service over a sustained period of time. Our club makes donations in the names of local Paul Harris Fellows to the Rotary International Foundation. Our club has chosen to recognize the
tremendous efforts that Grant and Kelly have made to the greater Buffalo community.

Many notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What would it take to change the world? Rotary’s 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to “Service Above Self.” In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job
training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio. We recognize that there are many among us who do the work of Rotary while not formally a member of a club. This is why we choose to host this event and recognize their efforts.

Chartered in 1994, the club has dedicated its efforts to serve the Western New York community, particularly its youth. The club’s 23 members meet every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30am at the Saturn Club on Delaware Avenue in the city of Buffalo. This diverse group of Rotarians is involved in several community and international projects. Several members are active in Rotary District 7090 leadership.

New and returning members are always welcome!

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