HIGH ACHIEVER: Whitsunday resident Judi Dunn was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award at the Airlie Beach Rotary Club Christmas party on Sunday afternoon. She is pictured with club president Alan Robinson and fellow members Merewyn Wright and John Powell who presented her with the award. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times
HIGH ACHIEVER: Whitsunday resident Judi Dunn was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award at the Airlie Beach Rotary Club Christmas party on Sunday afternoon. She is pictured with club president Alan Robinson and fellow members Merewyn Wright and John Powell who presented her with the award. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times

Rotary recognises Judi's efforts

WHITSUNDAY resident Judi Dunn was recognised for her commitment to the Whitsunday region on Sunday when she was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship award by the rotary Club of Airlie Beach.

Mrs Dunn is just one of three Whitsunday residents who have been recognised with the award who are not members of the Rotary Club.

"It's such an honour, I had no idea it had been discussed," she said.

"I am delighted and thrilled to receive it and honoured to be among an elite group of people who have received the same."

Mrs Dunn received the prestigious award for her dedication to the region and involvement in many community projects such as being a cruise ship ambassador for the past seven years.

She has lived in the Whitsundays for 10 years and suffered a stroke in June this year.

This was about the time of the Rotary Club's change over night when the club had originally organised to present Mrs Dunn with the award.

The Paul Harris Fellowship is the highest award given out at Rotary club level.

Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary international in 2005.

Club member John Powell said Mrs Dunn was very deserving of the award.

He said she had amazing organisational skills and always went that extra mile with everything she did.

Mrs Dunn said it was touching to know that people did acknowledge the hard work she had put in over the many years.


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