Five local Rotarians were recognised for their service to Rotary and the Community on the occasion of ou recent Inaugural Dinner.  
Recognised as Paul Harris Fellows were:
  • Rotarian Rohan Calvert, for his dedicated service to the former Rotary Club of Randwick over many years.
  • Past Assistant Governor Hilary Lloyd, of the Rotary Club of Iron Cove.  As Assistant Governor for clubs in the Eastern Suburbs Group, Hilary had the challenging task of co-ordinating  the eight Clubs in the Group, to ensure the ongoing viability of Rotary in our part of Sydney.  Her enthusiasm dedication and wise counsel resulted in the amalgamation of the Randwick and Botany Bay Clubs.
  • President Christine Baramilis for her leadership of the Rotary Club of Botany Bay over the past two years and her support and drive of the amalgamation with the Randwick Club.
As they are already Paul Harris Fellows, the following were recognised with Sapphire Pins to their existing awards:
  • Past President Greg Lill, for his leadership and dedication to projects undertaken by the Rotary Club of Randwick.
  • Past President Richard Woodburn for his leadership and involvement in a range of projects undertaken by the Rotary Club of Randwick.
Paul Harris founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905.  Paul Harris Fellow recognition was established in his honour to express appreciation for a contribution to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation. 

Those programs include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world, and enhance international friendship and understanding.  Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, clean water, health care, immunisations (such as the current focus on the eradication of Polio) and shelter for millions of people.

Rotarians also designate a Paul Harris Fellow to recognise a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives and mission of The Rotary Foundation, to build world understanding and peace.