Rotary Club Of Warwick

Apr1 - New Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary member’s service recognised

At last week’s International Understanding evening organised by the club, three Warwick Rotarians – Jackie Crampton, Laurie Day and Paul Jaspal were presented with Paul Harris Awards in recognition of their service to Rotary and to the community over many years.   The nominations and the election of all recipients is kept a secret from them until the announcement is made and all three were completely taken aback as the awards were announced.


Jackie Crampton, who was Club President in 2014/5,  joined the club in 2009.     Since that time she has worked tirelessly on behalf of the club and as a Town Planner and Project Manager her organisational abilities have shown through in everything she has tackled, but most notably in the  Annual Pancake Races and the Town Bonfire.   She was the instigator in the installation of a defibrillator in the town centre and is also heavily involved in the Annual Lights of Love in the Market Square.   Her work has helped to raise many thousands of pounds for charity.

Laurie Day who lives and works in Warwick as an architect, also joined the club in 2009.    Laurie has quietly helped many a community project along by preparing plans free of charge and more recently he has spent over two years obtaining planning approval for the new headquarters of the  2nd Warwick Sea Scouts in St Nicholas Park.   Other projects to benefit from his expertise are the Lowlands riding centre for the Disabled,  and the defibrillator at Shire Hall.

Paul Jaspal is known to many as the former post master at Shire Hall and joined the Rotary club in 1998, becoming Club President in 2002-3. As well as his involvement with the club he has gone on to take a keen interest in Rotary across the region.   He is currently District Governor for District 1060 which has over 60 clubs and over 1,650 members. Over the last year Paul has visited all these clubs and had a successful conference last October in Cardiff where over £10,000 was raised for a variety of charities.

The picture shows Paul, Jackie, and Laurie after they were presented with their certificates and medals by club President, Jon Wassall, who is second from the right.

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At the same meeting the club was awarded a Rotary Citation for their youth work last year, and this was presented to last year’s President, Jackie Crampton by last year’s District Governor, John Crawford.