Today, The Rotary Club of Wexford presented local entrepreneur and Rotarian, Karl Fitzpatrick, with their coveted “Paul Harris Fellowship Award”.
The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon a person. Recipients are Rotarians who in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplify the highest ideal in Rotary in placing service above self.
The Paul Harris Fellowship Award was bestowed on Karl due to the outstanding contribution which he has made to the Rotary’s renowned Youth Leadership Development competition. The Youth Leadership development competition recognises and celebrates the achievements and leadership qualities of students.
When presented with the award, Karl spoke of his delight and honour at being selected for this accolade and stated that he was humbled to join the Paul Harris Fellowship alumni.
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.