Paul Harris Fellowship

Over and above a Paul Harris Fellowship a Rotary Club can award a Paul Harris Fellowship Sapphire Award. The Rotary Club of Renfrew has only given six sapphire awards in 61 years, with the latest recipients being Lorna Hood in April 2015 and Gary Louttit in June 2016. Lorna is the only one who is not a Rotarian, the others are:

David Atkinson
Mac De Souza
Gary Louttit
Charlie Newlands
Bob Meikle
Eddie Williams

A Rotary Club can honour its members with a Paul Harris Fellowship. It is usually awarded for service to the club over and above what would be expected. Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary. It has been a practice of many clubs to award Paul Harris Fellowships in appreciation of his or her service to the club or the local, national or international community.

Jim Armour
David Atkinson (sapphire)
Iain Balfour
Alex Burgoyne
Mario Caroppo
Stephen Callaghan
Mac De Souza (sapphire)
Robert Flynn
Campbell Forrest
Jim Gamble
Harry Lee
Derek Louttit
Gary Louttit (sapphire)
Alastair Macpherson
Ernie McCutcheon
John Mclaughlin
Robert Meikle (sapphire)
Martin Moir
Charles Newlands (sapphire)
Peter O’Keefe
Iglio Paganelli
Jonathan Parkins
David Shan
Peter Shea
Bill Stevenson
Jim Stewart
John Stuart (sapphire)
Joe Watson
Eddie Williams (sapphire)
Marion Wallace
Jack Winch

John Borland
Jean Cummings
Geraldine Callaghan
Joyce Forrest
Rev Lorna Hood (sapphire)
Christine Louttit
Alastair Hosie
Douglas Killin
Campbell McGregor
June Newlands
Saty Singh
Jean Stewart
June Williams

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Weekly Meetings

We hold weekly meetings at The Normandy Hotel, Inchinnan Rd, Renfrew PA4 9EJ. Telephone: 0141 886 4100. Tuesday, 5:45pm for 6:00pm

Bill Gates

"One thing is for certain. The world would not be where it is without Rotary, and it won't get where it needs to go without Rotary." Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.


The president for 2016/2017 is Paul Maiolani. Iain said "Exciting times, I'm really looking forward to building on the success of Rotary in Renfrew over the last 63 years".


"I was introduced to Renfrew Rotary in 2005 through a business contact. Joining was the best business decision I have ever made" – David Atkinson, CO2 Design, Paisley.