Posted on Dec 11, 2021
For his 25 years of volunteering in support of the South Delta Family and Peer Support Group for special needs adults, Ladner Rotary honoured Allan Kiess with a Paul Harris Fellow Award. His mother, Viola Keiss, having founded the Group 25 years ago, now at age 91 gave a thank you/farewell speech as she prepares to retire, at the annual Christmas Dinner which Ladner Rotary hosted on December 11, 2021. Allan receives his Paul Harris pin and lanyard from Ladner Rotary President Denis Denischuk.

This Award was a proud and happy moment of recognition for Allan and Viola. Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self.
Rotary Past District Governor Chris Offer, who explained the significance of the Paul Harris Fellow Award to the Christmas dinner guests (left) and Ladner Rotary President Denis Denischuk flank Allan Keiss on his receiving a Paul Harris Fellow Award.