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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Lowe receives Paul Harris Fellow award

  • The Rotary Club of Pulaski County honored David Lowe – the immediate past president – with the Paul Harris Fellow award during its eighth annual Paul Harris Fellow Banquet on Jan. 28.
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  • The Rotary Club of Pulaski County honored David Lowe – the immediate past president – with the Paul Harris Fellow award during its eighth annual Paul Harris Fellow Banquet on Jan. 28.
    "Our club impacts our community in many ways and we set the standard for youth service," Lowe told the audience just after receiving the award. "It is our members' energy, commitment and desire to serve that make this Rotary Club special. I genuinely appreciate the honor of being presented this Paul Harris Fellow award and I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for making Pulaski County a better place to live."
    A member of the club since November 2005, Lowe has served as second vice president, vice president and as president. Lowe annually serves as a presenter for the Choices program for eighth graders and participates in the Veterans Day parade and Christmas on the Square. He also has worked with the Science Fair project and taken high school students to Government Day in Jefferson City. Lowe also was the enthusiastic leader of the original Rotary Red Hot Red Hatters, a troupe that helped raise funds for the ASYMCA. He currently serves on the Club Service Committee and headed up the legal team for the club's Gator raffle.
    As president during the 2012-13 year, Lowe spearheaded a PR campaign to increase the local Rotary club's visibility in the local community and at the District 6080 level. He also started the club's Fifth Tuesday programming by hosting a club get-together and bonfire at his home on the river. Because of Lowe's nomination, Wayne Strohschein was chosen for the District Vocational Service Award, earning additional recognition for the local Rotary Club. With his leadership, the club also furthered its visioning goals and earned a Presidential Citation.
    The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International and recognizes individuals who contribute $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation to support activities such as polio eradication, peace and conflict prevention and resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. The club voted in November to donate $1,000 in Lowe's honor to Rotary International.
    Rotary District Governor Ken Messer bestowed Lowe with a lapel pin from Rotary International and Club President Keith Pritchard presented him with a certificate from the club. Messer ended the evening by sharing examples of Rotarians "working to do good" in their communities and in the world.

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