2013 Rotarians Of The Year: David Tirard and Paul Walter
President Mike has named two outstanding members of our Club as Rotarians of the Year for 2013-Past President and Assistant Governor Elect David Tirard and President-Elect Paul Walter. They were honored for their tireless work in capacities serving both our Club and District 7770. In every project and activity this year, these men were omnipresent. They chaired, set-up, cleaned-up, hosted, recruited, presented, donated-you name it, they played an integral role. And their all-consuming roles for this next Rotary year have only just begun. Our Club is honored and privileged to have both David and Paul as dedicated and involved members.
2012 Rotarian Of The Year: Dr. Robert A. Laughlin
The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island has presented its 2012 Four-Way Test Award to local plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert A. Laughlin, for his faithful service to the Gift of Life program since 1978. Dr. Bob was a founding member of this life-changing program when it focused on heart surgeries in the Charleston area. He expanded the program to treat children disfigured by fire, explosions, birth abnormalities, or other injuries. Gathering other medical professionals around him, from surgeons to physical therapists, he has treated and given new life to children from all over the world with his skilled hands and loving heart. Nominated and selected by his fellow Rotary members, he is a stellar example of sharing his talents to “build good will and better friendships” that are “beneficial to all concerned”. Presenting the award was Rotary District 7770 Governor Ed Duryea of Beaufort.