At the Fordingbridge Rotary meeting on 30 June 2015, Malcolom Connelly was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) for services to Fordingbridge.
The Fellowship is an award named after the founder of the Rotary International movement.
The presentation was made by Sue Willcocks, wife of our President Sid Willcocks who passed away in March.
Malcolm has supported Rotary interests since our first presentation to the Town Council eight years ago when he was Chair of the Amenity Committee. We were requesting the use of the Recreation Ground for the first Fordingbridge Summer Festival. He allowed Stan Broomfield as Festival Chair and David Hales, Festival Secretary, time to present our proposal. This was promoted to full Council by him and since then we have enjoyed their full support without any cost.
He has also supported many other Rotary events and projects within his Town Council duties in recent years, including six years as mayor.
Malcolm joins two other very worthy PHF public members in Fordingbridge: Malcom Adams and Elizabeth Connock, both very community-minded people who quietly provide that extra input to Fordingbridge.