Last week, Forbes Rotary’s immediate Past President, Garry Pymont, officiated in a Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) presentation at the Jemalong Retirement Village. This year’s Forbes PHF is Eleanor Lewis.
Eleanor was president of the club in 2004/5 and was instrumental in a fundraising appeal for the Indonesian Tsunami victims during that year. Eleanor for a time in 2007, took leave from the Forbes RC and joined the Forbes Rotary morning club, Forbes Ipomoea, to fit in with an existing work schedule at the time but remain connected.
Returning in 2012 and she was one of very few Rotarians to be inducted by the then Rotary International President Kalyan Baner-jee from India during his visit through Parkes and Forbes. Eleanor has also been a member of the NSW Small Winemakers Show committee, Forbes Camel Races, the Forbes Jazz Convention and Tourist Centre.
Since 1948 when the Forbes Rotary Club was chartered, there have been only 33 PHFs awarded to the citizens of Forbes. Eleanor is the latest among an impressive list. Forbes Rotary Club was pleased to name Eleanor as the latest recipient.