Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place Recognizes Paul Harris Fellow; Hosts Speaker Dr. Larry Shears

Friday, February 2, 2018
Pictured, from left to right:  Kevin Beirne, Rotary Foundation representative and HP Club member; Roseanne Apyan, HP Club member and Paul Harris Fellow; and Andrea Galloway, HP Club member.
Pictured, from left to right: Kevin Beirne, Rotary Foundation representative and HP Club member; Roseanne Apyan, HP Club member and Paul Harris Fellow; and Andrea Galloway, HP Club member.

Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place celebrated another rotary club member who achieved the Paul Harris Fellow recognition. Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Roseanne Apyan was honored with a first time Paul Harris Fellow recognition. 

"During the past 100 years, the Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects, such as efforts towards the eradication of polio, training future peacemakers, supporting clean water and strengthening local economics," officials said. 

The Club also hosted Dr.

Larry Shears, a heart surgeon at Erlanger Hospital, as speaker.  Dr. Shears discussed the medical advances and Erlanger's reach within the region.  "There is a remarkable difference in recovery time with the robotic bypass surgeries Dr. Shears performs, versus the traditional bypasses.  The robotic version allows patients to return home usually within 48 hours, and return to most activities within 2 weeks," officials said.

Pictured from left to right:  James Brown, HP Club member; Dr. Larry Shears, with Erlanger; and Phil Smartt, HP Club member.
Pictured from left to right: James Brown, HP Club member; Dr. Larry Shears, with Erlanger; and Phil Smartt, HP Club member.

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