Jeff Harris - Jessie's husband - became the first non-member of our club to receive the Service Star from President Nelson at our August 16 meeting.
President Nelson said he chose to give Jeff this recognition for his consistent efforts to help our club with service projects in the community. "It is to recognize that those family members of Rotarians are deserving of recognition as well, and we very much appreciate Jeff's hard work and investment in Service Above Self."
Jeff has participated in everything from trail cleanups and garden plot setting to painting rooms and laying sod. He and Jessie also made the financial contribution that provided paint supplies for our painting project at SHARE's Hazel Dell shelter earlier this year.
He has always been humble about his service, too, almost always avoiding the team picture at the end of a service project, instead volunteering to take the picture of the rest of us, even though he fully deserved to be IN the photo.
His participation alongside Jessie in our club service projects is deeply appreciated, and this recognition is deserved. Thank you Jeff, and congratulations on the August Service Star award.