A Very Special Day for Mom!
- Posted May 2, 2012 by Brenda Nelson Viewed 5494 times
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Today, Larry and I (who are both Rotarians) had the honor of presenting my 87-year old mother, Kathryn Dill, as a Rotary “Paul Harris Fellow”. The PHF donation in her name is used in Rotary's world-wide efforts to eradicate polio, provide clean water wells, perform eye and heart surgeries, and ensure mother-infant care, plus other projects.
In all of her life, Mother has never been recognized or awarded for any of the service she had done through her church and community. Today, the Rotary District Governor-Elect John Williams presented Mom's pin in front of the Rotarians of Fayetteville, AR, which included 2 former college students who had rented apartments from my parents - and a man who had played baseball for my dad's pee-wee team!
The first thing she asked Larry when we sat down was, “How many children will that money immunize against polio?” When Larry told her 2000 children, she got tears in her eyes! It was a very special day for her - and for us!
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