Camden Rotary recognize two for volunteerism

Dec 17, 2012
Dr. Robert G. Hirsch of Owls Head, second from left, and Peter Gross of Camden, third from left, recently received Paul Harris awards from the Camden Rotary Club. Congratulating them are Rotarians Bruce Cole, Roger Moody and Jim Bowditch.

Camden — The Camden Rotary Club recently awarded Paul Harris Fellowships to Peter Gross of Camden and Dr. Robert G. Hirsch of Owls Head. The awards, named for Rotary Founder Paul Harris, were given in recognition of outstanding community service.

Gross, a Camden-based architect, has contributed to Camden town government and area nonprofits for many years. He has served on the Camden Select Board, planning board and as a Camden Public Library Trustee. More recently, he has worked as chairman of the Camden Economic Development Advisory Committee and the Camden Downtown Master Plan. Peter has also served the Maine Center for Contemporary Art, the MidCoast Economic Development District, the Douglas Thom Memorial Scholarship Fund, Habitat for Humanity and many other organizations.

Hirsch, former Global Managing Director for DuPont’s Intellectual Assets & Technology Licensing Business, is an executive consultant in licensing and intellectual property commercialization, research and development and business management. He is a past president of the Camden Conference on Foreign Affairs and is on the boards of the Maine Coast Economic Alliance and the Many Flags/One Campus educational foundation.

“We’re very pleased to honor Peter Gross and Robert Hirsch for the many ways in which they have enriched community life here in the MidCoast,” said Camden Rotary Club President Jim Bowditch in a news release. “They have provided tremendous leadership and demonstrated the value of volunteerism. Their work has blessed many, many people, and we want them to know how much we appreciate their efforts."

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