Rotary stalwart given prestigious award

PUBLISHED: 11:30 05 September 2010

Left to Right: Martin Collins, his wife Barbara and Rotary Club president Steve Northcott

Left to Right: Martin Collins, his wife Barbara and Rotary Club president Steve Northcott


A CHARITY stalwart has been presented with a prestigious award in recognition of his philantrophy.

Martin Collins, who has been a member of Brookmans Park Rotary Club for the past eight years, was awarded the coveted Paul Harris Fellowship earlier month.

He earned the award, the highest accolade that one can receive in Rotary, in acknowledgement of his “valued guidance and expertise”.

Club president Steve Northcott, who handed Martin his gong, praised the “huge” amount of energy and time that Martin had given to Rotary.

Steve also described him as being “a mover and a shaker; not a talker, but a doer”.

Fellow Rotarian David King added: “Martin has frequently worked very hard behind the scenes to help the club achieve its charitable objectives.

“The Rotarians of Brookmans Park appreciate and value his immense contribution.

“The Paul Harris Fellowship is well deserved.”

Martin, 61, lives in Manor Road, Potters Bar and runs his own conferencing company.

He has two children and has served Brookmans Park Rotary Club in a number of roles, including president.

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