At a recent meeting, the Rotary Club of Jamestown recognized Pat Kinney, a longtime Rotarian, as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Kinney was nominated to receive the award by Mike Metzger, who said she personifies the Rotary motto, "service above self." Kinney actively volunteers in the community, including St. Susan Center, Chautauqua Blind Association, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Family Service of the Chautauqua Region, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, and WCA Hospital. She also serves on several committees at First Presbyterian Church.
Kinney joined the Rotary Club of Jamestown in 1990 and was one of the first woman Rotarians in our area. She is an active member of the Membership, Vocational Service, Friendship and Highway Cleanup committees.
Rotary President Sharon Hamilton, Foundation Committee Representative Dudley “Spud” Ericson, and Paul Harris Fellow Mike Metzger present Paul Harris Recipient Pat Kinney with a plaque.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is an award established by Rotary International and given as recognition for service to the community or the Club. Rotary is a service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The noon Rotary meets at 12 p.m. Mondays at the Robert H. Jackson Center. Visitors are welcome.