As President Brian ended this thank you speech at the End of year BBQ President Elect Peter stepped forward asking to say a few words. He began by talking about Paul Harris Fellowships and announced that he would be presenting one in a few minutes. He outlined the work that the recipient has done in his local community and has done for Rotary. He then outlined the four years of hard work that had been carried out to secure a $63000 global grant for work in Malawi. By this time everyone at the BBQ - possible with the exception of the recipient himself - knew to whom the PHF would be presented.
PE Peter then asked President Brian to come forward and receive the well deserved award. President Brian was shocked to say the least and for once was at a loss for words!