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ONE of the South Africa’s most respected mental health workers, Shona Sturgeon, has been honoured with a Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary’s highest recognition of service above self.

Shona, wife of Ken, past president of Claremont Rotary Club and also a Paul Harris Fellow, was taken by surprise at a Partner’s Evening at Kelvin Grove on March 31 when club president John Jacobs announced the award.
In his citation, John gave a brief resume of Shona’s lengthy and committed involvement to community service and in particular in the field of mental health.
She is a past president not only of the National Federation of Mental Health in South Africa, but also of the World Federation of Mental Health.
“Overwhelmed” by the award, Shona expressed her thanks and said she would wear the Paul Harris ribbon and medallion with pride.

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Claremont president John Jacobs pins the Paul Harris Award medal on Shona Sturgeon.

Claremont president John Jacobs pins the Paul Harris Award medal on Shona Sturgeon.

George Muller
George Muller
George first  joined Rotary in 1972 in Durban. In 1995 he retired after 42 years of fulltime journalism in southern Africa and UK, most of it spent on the Daily News, Durban, where he was assistant to the editor and daily columnist. He was also a freelance cartoonist, best known for his syndicated pocket cartoon, By George,  which ran for 27 years. He is married to Moonyeen, a pre-primary teacher, and has two daughters and five grandchildren in Cape Town and Durban, where he and Moonyeen  spend up to six months, respectively. He joined Claremont club in 2005.

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