The Sierra Leone Rotary Club has awarded President Ernest Bai Koroma the ‘Paul Harris Fellowship Award’, on Friday at his State House Office.
The ‘Paul Harris Fellowship Award’ is one of the highest honors the Rotary Club can bestow on a person.
Recipients are Rotarians and community professionals who are recognized for their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary in placing “service above self.”
Addressing President Koroma before the presentation of the medallion, pinup and certificate, President of Sierra Leone Rotary Club, Adonis Aboud explained that President Koroma has met the criteria of rotary international; through the required financial and social contributions and as such he has been approved as a “fully-fledged Paul Harris fellow.”
Adonis Aboud intimated “we have no doubt that you will use your good office to promote Rotary in Sierra Leone and joined all of us in our service above self mission to assist our communities in health care, education and social development.”
He advised, “let us together make dreams real…”
From this moment onward, Adonis pronounced “you will be addressed as Rotarian Ernest,” he said.
President Koroma said that as a President, he is compelled to make decisions on a daily basis that affect the lives of many and as such, he is more Rotarian than any other Rotarian. By Ophaniel Gooding