The Rotary Club of Oxford Hills is pleased to announce the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Award recently to Evy Marshall.  Evy is the mother of Rotarians, Beth Abbott, Patty Rice, and Rotarian-in-spirit, Barbara Brunjes, as well as mother-in-law to Rotarian, George Rice.
The presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.  It is named for the founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of Rotary and practices their motto—SERVICE ABOVE SELF.
Evy has practiced this motto her entire life.  She was a Brownie & Girl Scout leader for her three daughters, a member of the Mt. Hope Rebekah Lodge, is a member of the Heywood Club, whose motto is ‘neighbors helping neighbors’, she volunteered for Stephens Memorial Hospital cooking for their coffee shop, assisted with community immunizations with Dr. Harper and Dr. Hazelton, she is a volunteer for Beacon Hospice, and although she doesn’t make client visits anymore, she does design and make memory pillows, and American flag lap robes for the many Veterans in the community.  She was named Beacon Hospice Volunteer of the Year in 2013.  She recently made a patchwork quilt, in memory of her husband, John E. Marshall, a Veteran in the Air Force, and donated it to the OH Rotary Club, who sold raffle tickets, and will start a new Veteran project with the proceeds.  Evy was very overwhelmed and pleased with the surprise Paul Harris Fellow recognition.