As everyone in Townsend knows Pat Plantenberg a devoted Rotarian giving a tremendous amount of his time to Rotary and to local Rotarian projects. Pat is also an officer in the Montana District and is known throughout the state for his tremendous energy and service to Rotary.
On Tuesday August 28, 2018 Jeff Langlinais, Townsend Rotary President, recognized Patrick as a Double Paul Harris Fellow. Here is the text of the presentation made by Jeff honoring Patrick and his many achievements in and out of Rotary.
The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation's way of expressing its appreciation for a substatial contribution to its humanitarian and educationalprograms. It is named for our Founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
We move closer to a world of peace and goodwill today as Patrick becomes a Double Paul Harris Fellow. His gift to The Rotary Foundation's educational and humanitarian program is a committment to peace and a better life for people across the world whom he may never meet. This is a truly selfless action.
Patrick, it is because of gifts like yours that The Rotary Foundation is able to carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes to our world: improved living conditions, increased food production, better education, wider availability of treatment and rehabilitation for sick and disabled, new channels for the flow of international understanding and brighter hopes for peace.
In becoming a Paul Harris Fellow, Patrick joins a remarkable company of persons throughout the world who are recognized for their devotion to the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding. It is the goal of Rotarians the world over and one tht Patrick clearly shares.
It gives me great pleasure, Patrick, to present you with this pin. We congratulate you and we thank you for your committment to the programs of The Rotary Foundation.
Paul Harris said:
He who tries to find the good in others will be rewarded for others will surely find the good in him. Of all the earth's sad and lonesome creatures, the most helpless is he who loves not his fellowmen.