FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- This past weekend a great humanitarian in Grand Bahama was rewarded for his work through the Rotary Clubs in Grand Bahama.Harold "Sonny" Waugh, of Waugh Construction, is the first Rotarian in Grand Bahama to receive the esteemed Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian Award. This award was presented to Mr. Waugh on Saturday night during the Rotary Club of Freeport's 50th Anniversary.
While the club has been in Grand Bahama for 50 years, it was noted that Waugh had been a Rotarian for 40 years and during that time, his love for the organization and his community was so visible he was nicknamed "Mr. Rotary."
In the anniversary commemorative booklet, Waugh was also congratulated by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham in his address to the club, as well as Assistant District Governor K. Peter Turnquest and many fellow Rotarians.
Turnquest stated that Waugh has been a pioneer and a giant in Grand Bahama in both community service and business, lending his time and treasure in the service of mankind locally and internationally. "He has worked tirelessly and admirably to further the cause and principles of Rotary and stands as a shining example of what we all should aspire to be," continued Turnquest. "Sonny proves that by selflessly working to change your own corner of the globe, your influences and impacts can be felt worldwide. Congratulations Sonny on being awarded the Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian Award, recognition well earned."
Making the presentation on behalf of the four Rotary Clubs in Grand Bahama and Sir Durward Knowles was past Rotary International Director Barry Rassin.
Photo: Guest speaker, past RI Director Barry Rassin, presents Harold 'Sonny' Waugh with the Sir Durward Knowles Humanitarian Award. (Photo: Erik J. Russell / Keen i Media Ltd.)
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