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Rotary Club of St Vincent honours three of its members


Three members of the Rotary Club of St Vincent were recognized by the organization this month.{{more}}

The men: Joe Sheridan, Sir Errol Allen and Robert “Bob” Haydock, were toasted at the Rotary Club’s annual wine and cheese cocktail party,

held at Government House.

Sheridan, a native of Ireland who has lived in St Vincent and the Grenadines for the past 25 years, received his Paul Harris Fellow award pin from Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne on the night.

The Paul Harris Award is the highest accolade that can be bestowed on a Rotarian for his or her service to the club and their communities.

The award was named after the Club’s founder, Paul Harris.

Haydock, a veteran banker and Allen, an economist, who have been members of the local Rotary Club since 1971 and 1989 respectively, were recognized for being named on the Queen’s 2014 New Year’s honours list as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George respectively.

The men were congratulated by their peers for their accomplishments in and out of the organizations, and when given the opportunity to respond, they thanked their families, friends, and the Rotary Club for playing a vital part in their professional and personal development.

The annual wine and cheese cocktail party is a charitable event hosted by the Rotary Club St Vincent, to raise funds for its philanthropic work.(JJ)