Mainstay of Grad Night Has His Day in the Sun

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Bob Horgan (left) receives the Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary Club of San Marino last week. Rotarian Fred Sohl remarked on Horgan’s time with the annual Grad Night production.
Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK
Bob Horgan (left) receives the Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary Club of San Marino last week. Rotarian Fred Sohl remarked on Horgan’s time with the annual Grad Night production.

For his decades of “know-how, dedication and perspiration” in helping to bring about the annual Grad Night celebration for San Marino High School seniors, longtime resident Bob Horgan was named this year’s Paul Harris Fellow for the Rotary Club of San Marino.
Horgan, a member of SMHS’ class of 1958, was honored at the club’s annual program at the Huntington Library last week.
“Now I know how a movie star feels,” he quipped upon being called to the front of the ballroom. Continue reading “Mainstay of Grad Night Has His Day in the Sun”

Rotary Club Honors Two With Paul Harris Awards

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Marina Wang (center), one of two Paul Harris Fellow recipients selected by the Rotary Club of San Marino this year, is presented her award by Isaac Hung (left) and Will Bortz (right) last week. The late Jeane Edwards (below) was a posthumous recipient this year.
Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK
Marina Wang (center), one of two Paul Harris Fellow recipients selected by the Rotary Club of San Marino this year, is presented her award by Isaac Hung (left) and Will Bortz (right) last week. The late Jeane Edwards (below) was a posthumous recipient this year.

Although honored for their selfless contributions to San Marino, the two recipients of Rotary Club of San Marino’s Paul Harris Fellow awards this year could not be more different in approach.
Longtime residents Marina Wang and the late Jeane Edwards were awarded as Paul Harris Fellows at the Rotary Club’s ceremony last week, held at the Huntington Library. Edwards’ daughter, Sara, accepted the award on her mother’s behalf. Foundation Committee chair Will Bortz said the club usually tries to avoid picking multiple recipients among the nominees, but it was hard not to this year. Continue reading “Rotary Club Honors Two With Paul Harris Awards”

SMHS Grad Has Rotary to Thank for International Education, Career Path

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Jennifer Binley, a San Marino native, studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa as a Rotary Club Global Grant Scholar.
Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK
Jennifer Binley, a San Marino native, studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa as a Rotary Club Global Grant Scholar.

Rotary Clubs value service to their communities and the rest of the world, so San Marino High School graduate Jennifer Binley has certainly justified her being awarded the San Marino club’s Global Grant Scholarship.
The USC alumna used the scholarship to study for her master’s degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She devoted her keynote at the club’s recent Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Luncheon to her service during that time. Continue reading “SMHS Grad Has Rotary to Thank for International Education, Career Path”

Durant’s Illustrious Volunteer Past Earns Rotary’s Paul Harris Nod

Enjoying the Rotary Club of San Marino’s annual Paul Harris Award luncheon last week were (front row, from left) Mary Payne, Lucille Norberg and Rotary Club President Gilda Moshir. Back: Bill Payne, Isaac Hung, Paul Harris Award recipient Dick Durant, keynote speaker Katarina Mayers and Jean-Phillippe Hebral.
Enjoying the Rotary Club of San Marino’s annual Paul Harris Award luncheon last week were (front row, from left) Mary Payne, Lucille Norberg and Rotary Club President Gilda Moshir. Back: Bill Payne, Isaac Hung, Paul Harris Award recipient Dick Durant, keynote speaker Katarina Mayers and Jean-Phillippe Hebral.

With an unassuming humility, Dick Durant on March 23 accepted the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary Club of San Marino at the club’s annual award luncheon.
“I’m overwhelmed,” Durant told the crowd upon receiving his award, brimming with gratitude despite his low-key demeanor. Continue reading “Durant’s Illustrious Volunteer Past Earns Rotary’s Paul Harris Nod”