At the recent Rotary Club of Newbury Diamond Jubilee dinner, the club president, Rtn Linda York presented Rtn Kevin Mosley with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award – this prestigious Rotary award is given to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the community, both within and outside Rotary. It is.the highest award of recognition in Rotary and is named after the founder of Rotary International.
Kevin Mosley, a Club member, initially entered Rotary in 1981 through Rotaract, Rotary’s club for 18 to 30 year olds, where he was a member for 7 years including being president in 1986. In 1993, he elevated to Rotary and served 6 years as Community & Vocation chair before his Rotary presidential year of 2002/3.
Kevin has devoted considerable time and effort towards all his Rotary activities and particularly in latter years to driving our fundraising activities which are essential to meeting our aspirations of “Service above Self” and support of many local and international charities.
In recent years, Kevin has co-ordinated the silent auction at the West Woodhay Show and numerous other fundraising activities. Last year he joined with the then District Governor Laurie Cunningham to do a 360 mile bicycle ride to visit every club in the 1090 District to raise awareness and around £7000 for Life Education Centres.
Outside of Rotary, Kevin, a keen biker, has for several years taken part in a sponsored motorcycle event around the UK raising some £5500 for Lymphoma.
The presentation was made in the presence of Rotary distinguished guests, The Earl & Countess of Carnarvon, Rtn Nan McCreadie (RIBI President Elect 2013/4), Rtn Niall Blair (Rotary District Governor 1090), Rtn Sandra Tucker (President of Reading Rotary Club), The Mayor of Newbury, Clr Arthur Johnson & Mayoress Kath Humble and members of Newbury and our local Hungerford & Thatcham clubs and their guests.
During the evening, The Countess of Carnarvon gave an address correlating the events and development of Highclere Castle during the life of Rotary from 1905. Rtn Julian Dickens spoke of both the achievements and the enjoyment of Newbury Rotary over our 60 years.
Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects both locally, nationally and internationally, and also partners with many charities worldwide. By combining our skills and resources, we are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
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