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.