Benalla’s Sarah Ford, who is one of the youngest members of the Benalla Rotary club, has been named a Paul Harris Fellow.
The Rotary Foundation recognises a member as a Paul Harris Fellow when they have raised more than $1000 for their club as recognition of outstanding commitment to the community.
Sarah is one of the club’s most active members and has served as Youth Chair on their board for more than three years.
During this time Sarah has been involved in the Junior Community Awards program for Year 6 students, particularly in SES activities.
She is active in administration of the club’s technology requirements and set up the club’s Clubrunner Web page and Facebook page during her three years as public relations chair.
She also spent three years as the club IT and publicity co-ordinator.
Sarah has been involved in the Youth Exchange Committee for five years.
She has undertaken many roles related to youth locally and also within the district.
She was a student management system officer for two years and a member of a Group Study Exchange team to the UK.
Sarah is a graduate of the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and was a chaperone for this year’s International Student Exchange Safari to Uluru and Northern Queensland.
Sarah is also involved in activities within the wider Benalla community, where a major undertaking has been as a member of the SES for the past 11 years.
During that time she has held nearly every position in the organisation and is the deputy controller for Benalla.
The Rose City Band has been one of her interests since her school days, having been on the committee for nine years and president for five.
Sarah has been an outstanding ambassador for Benalla and is a worthy inductee as Benalla Rotary Club’s newest Paul Harris Fellow.