Rotary Names Harris Fellows
Ellsworth Rotary Club honored four Rotary members and two
non-Rotarians with Paul Harris Fellowships at its regular meeting
Tuesday at China Hill. Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created
in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary as a way to show
appreciation for contributions of $1,000 to the Rotary
Foundation’s charitable and education programs.
Tuesday night were front row, from left: President Mike
Marino, Thelma Beal, Iris Simon, Roberta Keep, Emma Remick,
President-elect Alan Fitch; back row: Ray Williams, Lee
Pittle, Mark Remick.
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Rotary Clubs, Ellsworth Rotarians consider a Paul Harris
Fellowship an honor to be presented to outstanding men and women
who live up to the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” within
their community and to show appreciation to club members for
outstanding service to the Ellsworth Rotary Club.
honor for the late Dr. Oscar Remick were his wife Emma and son
Mark. Remick’s long career included many civic and academic
achievements and in addition to his service as a Rotarian his
local commitments included the Grand Auditorium, Woodlawn and Abbe Museums,
Ellsworth High School Alumni Association and First Congregational
Williams of Ellsworth joined the club in 1978, serving as
president in 1988. His 20 years of service to the Katahdin Area
Council of Boy Scouts was noted as well as his service to
Ellsworth as a member of the City Council.
A member of
Rotary for 11 years, Iris Simon has chaired several committees and
was recognized by Rotary’s District Governor as an outstanding
member. She is a board member and past chair of Meadowview
Apartments and volunteers her time at local events as “Petunia”
the Rotary clown.
Lee Pittle of
Bar Harbor has been a Rotarian for 10 years and served as
president in 1998. In addition to being the lifetime chair of the
club’s annual blueberry pancake breakfast he volunteers his time
to the Abbe Museum, Red Cross and bicycles in various charity
recognized were Thelma Beal and Roberta Keep, both of Ellsworth.
Beal may be best known for her 20- year commitment to downtown
Ellsworth’s Christmas Parade and has also been active in support
of the Emmaus Center, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Relay for
Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Ellsworth Area Chamber of
Commerce. Keep is a member of Irene Chapter Order of Eastern Star
and active in the Order of Rainbow for Girls as well has the EHS
Alumni Association, Friends of the Union River, Habitat for
Humanity, Tour d’Cure for diabetes and the First Congregational