February 28, 2011 (Lemon Grove) -- Rosemary Putnam, Lemon Grove outstanding humanitarian and volunteer, was recently presented the Paul Harris Award by the Rotary Club of Lemon Grove for her community service as Lemon Grove's Peacemaker of the Year. The Paul Harris Award represents a donation of $1000 given by Lemon Grove Rotary to the Foundation of Rotary International in the name of Rosemary Putnam.
Rosemary Putnam is well-known in Lemon Grove. She is active in and has served on the boards of "The Lemon Grove Historical Society, "Lemon Grove Friends of the Library", Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce and Mount Miguel High School PTA. She is a member of Soroptimist International of Lemon Grove. She has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for the Lemon Grove Library. Rosemary was instrumental in establishing the Friends Book Store at the Library. She established Rancho del Campo Library at the Juvenile Detention Center at Campo in 1985.
In 1998 Rosemary was named Lemon Grove Citizen of the year. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted her Volunteer of the Year in 2001 and the State Legislature voted her 2004 Literacy Volunteer of the Year. Recently the Lemon Grove Library's Community Room was named the Rosemary Putnam Community Room.
Rosemary Putnam exemplifies Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" through her many contributions to the Lemon Grove community as she continues to give of her time and effort and tireless passion.