Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Denny Earns Fellowship

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Denny Earns Fellowship

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MEMBERS of the extended Denny family were on hand to witness a proud moment when Bob Denny was presented as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Allora at the club changeover.

A Paul Harris Fellowship recognises outstanding service to a community, by a Rotarian or a non-Rotarian.

The recognition is given through the presentation of a certificate and pin and this recognition persists with the club thereafter.

After an introduction and citation were read by immediate past president Andrew Westerman, past district governor David Lee explained the intent of the Paul Harris Fellowship and presented Bob Denny with the certificate and pin. Bob responded that the presentation was an honour.

While the Paul Harris Fellow is presented to an individual, we recognise that the Denny family has been Bob's support and strength, and the Rotary Club of Allora also recognises and thanks the Denny family for their service to the community.

Those of us who have lived our lives in rural towns in Queensland know that the social fabric of these communities is bound up in two things - the prosperity of small to medium size enterprises and the willingness of people to support events and initiatives financially and as volunteers.

In both these regards, Mr Denny has given much to this community.

In 1957 his parents, Don and Marian, started their engineering works in the quiet little town of Allora.

Dealing mainly with local farm machinery repairs, a strong and reliable business steadily grew.

By the early 1960's staff increased, with Don's son, Bob, joining the crew in 1965 doing an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner.

In the late 1970's Bob took the business in a new direction. Alongside the ever-growing supply of services to our local farmers, the bulk grain storage and handling venture began.

Over the years, the business has expanded by building a new workshop in South St, buying the butter factory next door, from which Bob's father Don used to do his cream run, and in recent years completing a new silo manufacturing complex on Haigs Rd. …

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