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Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Hamilton’s own Ron Foxcroft


For Immediate Release

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (February 23, 2011) — On the evening of February 23, 2011 the Rotary Clubs of Caledonia, Hamilton, Hamilton Mountain, and Hamilton Sunset joined together for the annual Paul Harris Fellowship awards dinner. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary over 100 years ago. The Fellowship was established in his honour in 1957 to express appreciation and recognition of recipients "service above self."

Among the four annual Fellowship award winners was Hamilton's own Ron Foxcroft. Ron, Founder and C.E.O. of Fox 40 International Inc. and inventor of the Fox 40 pealess whistle, was recognized by the Rotary for his involvement in some of the most significant fundraising campaigns and non-profit initiatives in the Hamilton-Burlington communities. Foxcroft's contributions also extend throughout our global community, including partnering with the Red Cross to help with search and rescue efforts after 911, and for the Haiti relief fund to protect women and children against violence.

When asked about how he felt about receiving the honour, Foxcroft stated, "Rotary principles and high standards have worked in the real world for over 100 years. The Rotary standards have no borders, no barriers, and are non-political. It is an honour to join the class of previous winners and makes me humbled and proud."

The Rotary Foundation is a registered charity that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

For more information, contact:

Juliana Child
Fox 40 International Inc.
340 Grays Road
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 2Z2
Phone: 905-561-4040 x336
Fax: 905-578-5646


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