Rotary Club of Welland Announces Paul Harris Community Award Recipients

rotaryfeatureEach year, Rotary Clubs around the world recognize distinguished leaders within their community by awarding them the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

“This award is the most prestigious award Rotary offers to members of our club and our community,” said Peter Papp, president of the local Rotary club, “it is truly an honour to be nominated and to receive this award.”

Only those community members who have made a tremendous contribution to the community are considered for recognition. For 2015/2016, the Rotary Club of Welland is pleased to announce that Claire Masswohl, former CEO of the Welland Heritage Council and Paul D. Leon, part of the local Leon Family and Partner at Blackadder, Leon, Fazari and Marion will be recognized for their tremendous contributions to our community.

clairemasswohlMasswohl, a Welland native, has spent her life in the service of others in our community. From volunteering with her mother as a young kid, to founding various organizations that encourage inclusion of various community members like the Niagara Newcomer Service Alliance, and guiding the Welland Heritage Council to new heights, Masswohl has been a key player in the betterment of Welland.

paulleonLeon, also a Welland native, has spent his life serving his community and the lives of others. Whether through his support of the Welland Cancer Society, the Lung Association, Community Living, United Way, or the Welland County General Hospital where he served as a trustee for more than 25 years, Paul has made an impact on Welland and all of Niagara for which we are truly honored to recognize his efforts.

The event will take place on Tuesday, June 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverstone Event Centre. Tickets are $50 each and include a three-course dinner, drink ticket and the evenings’ ceremonies. To reserve your tickets, email

For more information about the Welland Rotary Club, visit

Source – Rotary Club of Welland press release



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