Fred Snow receives Rotary Club award

The Northfield Rotary Club recently honored Norwich University Vice President Fred Snow and his wife, Gloria, for their contribution to the service organization's international charitable foundation. The Snows had hosted a high school exchange student from Germany for a year. Hosting an exchange student fosters international understanding; it also brought the outside world to Northfield, Vermont. The Snows were each named Paul Harris Fellows in memory of Rotary International's founder, Chicago attorney Paul Harris.

Rotary International is comprised of business men and women around the world who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The organization was formed in 1905 by Harris, who wanted to establish a network of businessmen who could help serve the community. The mission of Rotary International has evolved to include not only service to the local community but to that of the world at large.

Today, Rotary International is located in 167 countries with 1.2 million members in over 32,000 clubs. The Rotary Foundation, established in 1928, helps fund graduate fellowships, scholarships, humanitarian grants, and educational programs. Rotary members who contribute $1,000 to the foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows.

"Both Gloria and I are very proud to have received this award," Snow said. Frankly, the Rotary Club has done so much more for us through their exchange student program than we ever could have done for them. They are a great organization."