A prestigious Rotary club honour has been bestowed on Warrnambool’s Gerard Lourey.
A member of the Rotary Club of Warrnambool Daybreak, Mr Lourey has been made a Paul Harris Fellow.
Mr Lourey said he was thrilled to receive this honour.
“I am proud to be part of Rotary, it is a very worthwhile organisation,” Mr Lourey said.
“Rotary does a lot of work locally and internationally so you do feel like you are making a difference.”
Mr Lourey has been a member of Rotary since 2005.
Another Rotary Club of Warrnambool Daybreak member, Lydia Sinclair, was also recognised with the presentation of her third Paul Harris Fellow sapphire.
Paul Harris was a lawyer from Chicago who founded the Rotary club in 1905.
The Paul Harris Fellow was first given out in 1957.
Former USA president Jimmy Carter is among the most prominent figures to receive this honour.