Posted by Michael Crowe on Dec 20, 2017
 On 30 October Harry Bracegirdle was made a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his outstanding service to Rotary and the community.
Harry joined the Rotary Club of Port Fairy on 13 October 2008 and served as a Rotarian for 9 years.  During his time with the Club Harry undertook many important roles as a Club leader and member.

Harry with Club President Bill Moore
Harry was the architect and long-time administrator of the Club’s web site on ‘ Club Runner ‘.  Three days after attending the introductory seminar Harry had the Club’s web site up and running. It is now considered one of the top club sites in District 9780.
Harry also became the Club’s IT guru.  He was always there before meetings to set audio-visual and other technology requirements.
Harry served two terms as Club Secretary and a period as Fines Master. He represented the Club on Moyne Health Services, which included establishing a get-together luncheon at the Community House for those feeling some degree of isolation.
Harry was always ready to put his hand up for Club activities such as working bees, Meals on Wheels and raffles.  He was responsible for  producing many of the the tickets and posters for the Club's raffles and other events.
As well as his Rotary commitments Harry was instrumental in the establishment of the Men’s Shed in Port Fairy. His enthusiasm and expertise in grants application and organisational arrangements were pivotal to the growth and success of the Men’s Shed.
Harry was also a significant contributor to the Folk Festival, in particular working with Margaret Whitehead on the Friends of the Festival rosters. He also assists with the organisation of the Winter Weekends in Port Fairy.