The Paul Harris Fellowship Award is one of the highest honours Rotary can bestow upon a person. This award is in recognition of their outstanding contributions, exemplifying the highest ideal of Rotary in placing “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.
 
In November 2020 The Rotary Club of Dartmouth presented Dr. Robert Strang and Tim Nobes with the coveted “Paul Harris Fellowship Award” in recognition of their long-standing contributions to our community and to Nova Scotia as a whole.
 
Congratulations to both of these worthy individuals. Here is a little bit about them:.
 
President Lorraine Lewis presents award to Dr. Robert Strang
 
Dr. Robert Strang is a Canadian physician and the Chief Medical Officer of Nova Scotia.
 
From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Strang was an Associate Medical Officer of Health of BC.  In 1999, he relocated to Halifax, where he became the Medical Officer of Health of Nova Scotia Health Authority. He held the position until 2007.
 
In 2007, Dr. Strang was appointed Chief Public Health Official which was renamed to the Chief Medical Officer of Health by the province in late 2016. 
 
Since 15 March 2020, he has provided daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in Nova Scotia. Strang became Nova Scotia's public health lead communicator on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nova Scotia. In daily press conferences, he provides updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the public health effort to respond to it.
 
President Lorraine Lewis presents to Tim Nobes
 
Tim Nobes is an extremely motivated and dedicated volunteer for both the Metro Turning Point and its umbrella organization Shelter Nova Scotia.  Tim is an ex-Montrealer who came to Halifax in 1973 to work in the construction industry.
 
He built and operated Sigma Construction until his retirement when he turned his time and talents to act as a volunteer project manager and completed more than $3million worth of renovations for Shelter Nova Scotia, where he is also the facilities manager.  
 
Tim is particularly active and a familiar face to residents and front-line staff at Metro Turning Point, for men experiencing homelessness and Barry House, an emergency shelter for female and trans individuals.