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Helen and Bernie Scoles are presented with a Paul Harris Fellow by Cromwell Rotary Club President Stuart Heal last Monday evening at McNulty House. Photo Supplied

Special recognition of two hard-working and committed members of the Cromwell community was made last Monday evening with Rotary Club of Cromwell’s President Stuart Heal acknowledging the exceptional contributions two special community members have made and continue to make locally.

Cromwell Stalwarts Helen and Bernie Scoles were each presented with a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation from Rotary Club of Cromwell’s members.

Both Bernie and Helen have worked tirelessly over many years making a huge contribution to our local community.

The Scoles are heavily involved in Old Cromwell, Helen as chairperson of the board and Bernie as caretaker.

Both Helen and Bernie have dedicated their lives to the Cromwell community, being a part of many volunteer organisations such as St John, the Cromwell Fire Brigade, sports clubs, Meals on Wheels, the Cromwell & Districts Promotions Group, Cromwell Community Patrol and much more.

“Their contributions over many years are simply incredible.

Their commitment and input into the community every single day is the reason why Cromwell Rotary wishes to recognise this couple.” says Cromwell Rotary Club President Stuart Heal.

It is fitting that the presentation of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow was held in McNulty House, a project the Scoles worked tirelessly on from the beginning.

The Paul Harris Fellow is named after Rotary founder and Chicago lawyer Paul Harris who in 1905 started the concept of Rotary by bringing friends together to continually look for ways to do good in their communities.