Submitted by Sally Stolly
The Bellefontaine Rotary Club recently recognized Robert J. Barnwell for his 50th year as an active member of the club.
Barnwell became a member on November 1, 1972, sponsored by the late Harold Marker.
Just five years after joining, he served as the Bellefontaine Rotary Club President in 1977.
Over the years, Bob has been named a Paul Harris Fellow multiple times. The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
As an active member, Barnwell has been dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support Rotary peace efforts and its mission to end polio forever.