Mandurah pair recognised with Rotary award

(from left) Rotary’s Paul Rowe, Fellow recipient Wayne Mountain and Rotary’s Barry Butson.
(from left) Rotary’s Paul Rowe, Fellow recipient Wayne Mountain and Rotary’s Barry Butson.

TWO Mandurah locals have received a prestigious Rotary award in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the community.

The Mandurah Rotary Club announced Wayne Mountain and Liz Butson as the 2019 recipients of the Paul Harris Fellow award at their recent club changeover event.

Mandurah Rotary Club’s Marg Pantall said the award was given to Rotarians and members of the wider community who go the extra step to help those in the community.

Mrs Butson had a long tenure as a Ranger Guide and Mandurah Adventure Guides unit leader before becoming State Commissioner between 2006 and 2011.

(from left) Rotary’s Paul Rowe, Fellow recipient Liz Butson and Rotary’s Barry Butson

She has also taken on board and committee roles at the Peel Health Foundation, Rotary International Youth Exchange and the WA branch of Soroptimists International.

Mr Mountain has been a Scouts leader for more than a decade and has volunteered his time as a teeball coach and well as with various other organisations helping both junior and senior citizens in Mandurah.

Ms Pantall said the pair were in good company, with 52 Paul Harris Fellow Awards now bestowed by the Mandurah Rotary Club.

“Paul Harris Fellow recognitions in Australia have been awarded to Rotarians and others that have shown that they are prepared to go that extra mile in support of people in need,” she said.

“These awards have been presented to many outstanding leaders in the community, as well as to ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’.”