Richard McCleery, from the Rotary Club of Hillsborough North Carolina presents his father "Mac" with a Paul Harris Award.
On Tuesday, March 3rd, the Rotary Club of Orchard Park played host to Richard McCleery, a member of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough North Carolina, at Fox Run Senior Living in Orchard Park. Mr. McCleery was here to confer a Paul Harris Award on his 101-year-old father, Howard (Mac) McCleery who resides at Fox Run. The McCleerys had been lifelong residents of East Aurora.
In addition to the Orchard Park Rotary Club members of the East Aurora Rotary, West Seneca Rotary and members of Mac’s faith community were also present. Before the presentation of the Paul Harris Award, Orchard Park President Jon Petrie spoke a few words regarding the meaning of a Paul Harris award. After the presentation friends of the McCleerys shared their memories of growing up around Mac. It was obvious that Mac had lived a life of service and was fondly remembered by those that knew him.
After the presentation and reminiscing, Richard McCleery joined the Orchard Park Rotary in the Fox Run dining room. Orchard Park Rotary member and Fox Run resident, Doug Robinson, made the arrangements to have a delicious dinner served to the club.
To conclude the most enjoyable evening, the Orchard Park, East Aurora and Hillsborough clubs took part in the tradition of exchanging flags.
Pictured: Jon Petrie, Kevin D’Angelo and Richard McCleery congratulate Mac on his Paul Harris Award
Jon Petrie accepts the Hillsborough club flag from Richard McCleery.