Queensferry Rotarians are honoured at a local ceremony

SQ Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship awards
SQ Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship awards

Rotarians in Queensferry have been recognised for their achievements over the past year and beyond.

Three members received the highest honour bestowed on a Rotarian – The Paul Harris Fellowship.

Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship awards

Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship awards

Named after Rotary’s founder, the fellowships support Rotary Foundation and are used by the club to honour Rotarians and others who have made a significant and lasting contribution to society.

Those honoured were Robert Farrely, Ed Kelly and Eric Proven.

Robert is behind many club initiatives, notably the drive to provide Christmas Lights to Queensferry High Street.

He is deeply involved in theatre in Dunfermline, and was a natural choice to produce the annual Rotary Senior Citizens’ Concert.

Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship awards

Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship awards

He was the first chairman of Queensferry Ambition, supporting commercial and social development of the community and now a significant influence in the town.

Ed Kelly, a well-known local architect, is a long-standing member of the club, having been introduced by his father.

He has been involved with numerous Rotary projects and is a keen supporter of the club’s International Committee.

As International Convenor, Ed was the motivating force in raising funds for and organising the recent Kenya Children’s Home initiative.

A Rotary working party renovated and painted accommodation at the institution which the club has supported for many years.

Eric Proven served as club treasurer for several years, introducing beneficial revisions to the accounting system.

He is a keen participant in all club activities, often in background roles, and is deeply involved with the community as a church elder and as company secretary for Queensferry Churches Care in the Community (QCCC).

The local club also presented local couples Alex and Mary Young and Alexis and Steven Dow with a Community Award for their unstinting work in helping to improve amenities in Queensferry on their own initiative.

Rotarian Alan Armes also received a Certificate of Merit for Service above Self for his quick actions when he was first on the scene at a road accident in which he helped save the life of the motorist.

All awards were presented by outgoing president Charles Fletcher.