A WETHERBY man has become only the second person in Rotary Club history to win a prestigious award.
John Tatterton - described as “a wonderful member of the community” was presented with the Paul Harris Fellow award for his voluntary work in the community - including helping with Christmas Lights, Wetherby in Bloom, and the town’s hanging baskets.
John Gray, a member of the rotary club who presented the award to Mr Tatterton, said: “This award has been given to John for all his hard work in the town over the last few years,”
“John has been involved with lots of voluntary organisations from Wetherby in Bloom, to helping with the Christmas lights to hanging up the hanging baskets around town.
“John is a wonderful member of the community.”
“It is quite rare for someone outside the rotary club to be given this award, and has only happened once before in the rotary club’s history, so it is a prestigious award to win.”
Retired policeman John, who received the award at Wetherby Golf Club, said he was shocked to receive such an accolade.
“This has come as a complete surprise and it is very humbling for me to be given this award which I did not expect.
“I was asked by the club to give a talk and when I went there I was presented with this award, it was quite a shock.”
l The Wetherby Rotary Club meets every Wednesday between 12.30 until 2pm at Wetherby Golf Club.
For more information on the club visit http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.