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Hobbs receives Rotarian award

Thursday, January 18, 2007

THAYER -- Thayer/ Mammoth Spring Rotary Club member Lynn Hobbs was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship at the Rotary meeting Jan. 5.

Hobbs was presented the award by Rotary President Steve Russell.

The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Rotary founder Paul Harris. He started the club in Chicago in 1905 with three business associates.

The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

Hobbs joined the local Rotary in the 1990s and has made contributions totaling $1,000 to make her a Paul Harris Fellow.

"The final donation toward my $1,000 came from the Ozark Radio Network," Hobbs said. Hobbs has been employed by The Ozark Radio Network for 32 years.

"Tom Markefka, Ozark Radio Network CEO and president, helped me, through the radio station, receive my fellowship," she said.

Hobbs said the $1,000 contribution is used worldwide and is different from the local scholarships made possible by the Rotary auction.

"The fellowship funds include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world," Hobbs said. Some of the programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations and other services for millions of people.

Hobbs is proud of her Rotary history. "I was only the third or fourth woman to be invited to join the local Rotary Club," she said. She has served Rotary auction chairman and president.

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