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PLATTSBURGH — The Rotary Club of Plattsburgh has named its 2013 Paul Harris Fellows recipients.
Paul Harris was a Chicago, Ill., attorney best known for founding Rotary International in 1905, a service organization that currently has well over one million members worldwide. Many Rotary Clubs honor individuals as Paul Harris Fellows who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris and others who have contributed more than $1,000 to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation.
Courtney Chandler with Agency Insurance joined the club four years ago. Chandler participates in the Membership Committee, Fishing Tournament, Fun and Fellowship, Honor Guard, Alternative Break, Rotaract, 1st Thursday and the Bed Race, and currently serves as a board member.
Dr. Erik Eaglefeather, owner of Eagle’s Nest Veterinary Hospital, joined the club in 1999. Participating in the Fishing Tournament, Rotary Store, Honor Guard and Battle of Plattsburgh, Eaglefeather was a major supporter of the Centennial Park Project.
Brian Hammond has been dedicated to the club since joining in 1985. Hammond has been involved in numerous club committees and activities over the years, including the Board of Directors, Fishing Tournament, RoDucky Derby and Radio Day, having also dedicated a year as club president. His most recent involvements include the Program Committee, co-chair of the Centennial Park project, Honor Guard, and permanent greeter as the 50/50 seller. He will receive the 5 Sapphire Pin Honor.
A special honor this year will go to Roderic and Dodie Giltz, who will receive the Major Donor Award Crystal and Pins for their continued support of the Rotary Foundation. The Major Donor Award is given to individuals who through continuous support of the foundation reach a minimum cumulative donation of $10,000.
The Paul Harris Dinner will take place Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the American Legion Post 20, Quarry Road, Plattsburgh. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:15. The cost is $30 per person. Reservations are needed by Wednesday, Sept 18.