Dominique De Tullio named Paul Harris Fellow
PHILIPSBURG:--- The Rotary Club of St.Maarten named Dominique De Tullio a Paul Harris Fellow on Saturday evening, January 30, 2016. Mr. De Tullio was recognized for his ongoing support of the Rotary Club of St Maarten and service to the community. At the presentation, President of the Rotary Club Sint Maarten, Jeffrey “Dr. Soc” Sochrin said, “Dominique has been a friend of our Club for many years. He has been a friend to numerous charitable organizations on St. Maarten and I can tell from the look on his face, we have completely caught him off guard and by surprise. Whenever our Club has asked for his assistance – whether it was personal or via his company, Antillean Liquors - he has always been there without hesitation. Dominique has supported our fundraising efforts year after year and has supported many other charitable organizations on this island time and time again. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten, I am proud to add you to our list of distinguished Paul Harris Fellows”.
Mr. De Tullio was pinned by his wife, Corinna De Tullio at a Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Wine Tasting Fellowship held at Antillean Liquors in Cole Bay, St Maarten. Surrounded by colleagues and friends, Mr. De Tullio went onto say, “I am completely surprised and speechless, which for those of you that know me, that is a pretty rare thing. Thank you for this honor and I look forward to supporting the Rotary Club of St Maarten again as well as other worthy charitable endeavors. I really am at a loss for words..... thank you”.
A Paul Harris Fellow is named after Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. They are awarded to those individuals who have made a financial contribution to the Rotary Foundation, or to those that have had a contribution made on their behalf, as in the case of the Rotary Club of St Maarten’s contribution in the name of Mr. De Tullio. The origins of the Rotary Foundation date back to 1917, when outgoing Rotary International President Arch C. Klumph proposed the creation of an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world”. This endowment would become the Rotary Foundation.