On 19th August The Rotary Club of Banbury presented Lord Nathaniel Saye & Sele with a Paul Harris award. It is named after Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. The designation as a Paul Harris Fellow is as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.
Rtn David Richardson the President of the Rotary Club of Banbury 2020-2021 accompanied by fellow Rotarian Maurice Humphris BEM, JP, DL made the presentation at Broughton Castle on the 19th August. He expressed his pride and pleasure that the Club had decided to make this award recognizing LORD SAYE & SELE as he becomes a Paul Harris Fellow. It is always given as a true recognition of a valued and sincerecontribution to Rotary and the local Community. Lord Nathaniel Saye & Sele has been involved with the Rotary Club of Banbury since 1976.
It was noted that in normal circumstances it would have been a presentation made with all of the members of the Rotary Club of Banbury present but restrictions relevant to COVID 19 were followed. It was also a chance to recognise that Lord Saye and Sele will be 100 years old in September so it was an opportunity to wish the recipient many
happy returns for that very special birthday.
Lord Saye & Sele’s response was to express his excitement at receiving the honour of a Paul Harris Fellowship. In a letter to the President of the Rotary Club of Banbury he expressed his warmest thanks to all members of the Rotary Club of Banbury and added that to be involved with Rotary over many years had been the very greatest of pleasure.
“Little did I think that I would one day receive such an award – I am both proud and humble.