Pam Gardiner honoured

PAM Gardiner may not be a Rotarian but she received the organisation’s highest honour at the change-over meeting of the Rotary Club of Leongatha on Monday, June 18.
Mrs Gardiner received a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her significant contribution to the club and the community since her husband Garry Gardiner joined Leongatha Rotary in 1974.
She was overwhelmed when presented with the fellowship by outgoing club president Sue Dutton.
“I’m just absolutely speechless. Garry has a lot to answer for,” Mrs Gardiner said.
“I’m just gobsmacked. I’m not going to be able to play tennis tomorrow.”
Mrs Gardiner had been a member of the former Rotary Ann club for Rotarians’ partners, attended and assisted at club events, sold raffle tickets, and even helped research and write the club’s history.
Her community involvement extends beyond Rotary. She is a life member of Leongatha Football Club, having served as secretary of the junior and senior clubs, raised funds for the Salvation Army, and is involved with Leongatha RSL Sub-branch and plays tennis.
Mr Gardiner was delighted the honour was bestowed upon his wife.
“The fellowship could not have gone to a better person,” he said.
“There would be hardly anything in this club that she has not helped with in some way.
“It really is an indication that if she takes on a job, she does it properly.”
Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905 and the fellowship is named in his honour.

Well deserved: Pam Gardiner received a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her service to the Rotary Club of Leongatha and the broader community. She was congratulated by husband Garry.

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