The Club’s President Elect, Bill Spalding, was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award at the 2/22 meeting by Club President Ann Beizer.  Named for the founder of Rotary, the PHF Award is one of the highest awards Rotary can bestow on a person and this recognition acknowledges individuals for their outstanding contributions exemplifying the highest ideal in Rotary of Service Above Self and the honor accompanies a donation of $1,000 or more, in the recipient’s name, to Rotary International’s Annual Program Fund, which supports Rotary’s world-wide programs. Congratulations to Bill!
    Returning to in-person luncheon meetings at Noble Horizons, Club mambers heard Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s executive director, Peter Taylor, speak to the members present and attending remotely via ZOOM.  Noting that BTCF was established in 1987 and manages over 550 funds valued at 225M$, with the goal of strengthening the communities served through philanthropy and leadership. Located in Sheffield MA, the Foundation distributes grants in Litchfield, Berkshire, Columbia and northern Duchess counties. He highlighted several NW Corner programs supported by BCTF, including the Jane Lloyd Fund and the Margaret Derwin Scholarship at HVRHS.  FMI: