Marilyn Pemberton
Pemberton honored
Marilyn Pemberton named a 'Paul Harris Fellow':
Pictured (left to right) are Chet Marshall, Pemberton, Bob Keely (President Elect of Putnam Rotary), and District Governor Mary Keely

Honored as
'Paul Harris Fellow'
for service to local club

April 5, 2011

It was a special surprise for Marilyn Pemberton today when she was called forward by Putnam Rotarians to receive honors as a "Paul Harris Fellow."

Pemberton joins a group of twenty-nine persons supporting the Rotary Foundation who have received the prestigious award since the local club was chartered in 1995.

Persons are recognized for the Paul Harris honor by contributing $1,000 to the Foundation. Usually this goal is attained as a "sustaining member" where gifts over time accumulate to the Paul Harris mark. The club matches gifts up to a limit.

Pemberton is among an elite group of two or three Rotarians who have been nominated as Fellows because other persons made gifts to the Foundation in their name. The honor today came to her as a complete surprise.

A Rotarian since October 2008, Pemberton has been consistent in her duties as treasurer of the Putnam club, and she is almost always on hand for community service projects. Retired from years as a field executive with the Girl Scouts Black Diamond Council, Pemberton is at home with spouse Clem in Winfield's Woodland Forest.

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