The Rotary Club of Newport honored four Paul Harris Fellows recently at a multi-club recognition dinner in Bristol.  Among the twenty honorees were Jason Hill and Cheryl Robinson, members of the Newport club, and Ruth Thumbtzen and Lynne Tungett, who were honored for their community service.  Each recipient was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate.  Paul Harris was Rotary’s founder.  The Paul Harris Fellow designation recognizes those who share the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”. 
Hill is has developed several service projects for the Newport Rotary club and is slated to serve as club president in July.  Robinson, a Newport Rotarian since 2011, is the director of Turning Around Ministries, which assists previously incarcerated persons and the homeless.  Thumbtzen, a retired Newport teacher, is well known for her prolific volunteerism as a student mentor, hospital volunteer, and for her active service on several local boards.  Tungett, publisher and editor of Newport This Week, is a community volunteer and supports many local non-profit organizations.
Rotary was founded in 1905 with four members and now has 1.2 million members in 39,000 clubs around the world.  The Newport Rotary Club meets weekly at the Mainstay Restaurant.  For more information about local volunteer opportunities or Rotary membership, visit
Pictured from left to right
Ruth Thumbtzen
Terri Fitch - Past District Gov & Membership chair
Jason Hill - President Elect, Rotary Club of Newport
Lynne Tungett - Newport this Week
Regina - Past Asst Gove & Foundation chair
Betsy Wylie - President, Rotary Club of Newport