Two Rotarians Honored with Paul Harris Awards

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Left to right: Denise Jones, Executive Director of The Resource Center, Chris Anderson, Paul Harris Award recipient; Lisa Goodell, Paul Harris Award recipient; and Joni Blackman, President of the Rotary Club of Jamestown.
Left to right: Denise Jones, Executive Director of The Resource Center, Chris Anderson, Paul Harris Award recipient; Lisa Goodell, Paul Harris Award recipient; and Joni Blackman, President of the Rotary Club of Jamestown.

Lisa Goodell, long-time secretary of the Rotary Club of Jamestown, was presented with her third Paul Harris Award recently at a surprise ceremony at The Resource Center Administrative offices.

Lisa has her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Child Development from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern California State University. She served for four years as Director of Education at Sensory Integration International in Torrance, CA directing educational programs across the world for occupational and physical therapists.

Lisa served as Assistant Director for Programs at Friends of Cazenovia Manor, Inc. in Buffalo, a drug, and alcohol rehabilitation organization.

Lisa served twelve years as executive director for the Girls Scouts of Western New York, before they merged with Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Rochester and finally serving for the past 13 years with the Chautauqua Blind Association as executive director.

Lisa presently serves on the Board and is Chair of the Personnel Committee of The Resource Center; on the finance committee for CASA; and of course, secretary of the Rotary Club of Jamestown as well as the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s Community Service Foundation as well.

Though she retired recently, Lisa will be working with several not-for-profit agencies on new projects in the immediate future. Lisa has an adult son and is married to local attorney and fellow Rotarian, who is also a New York State Assemblyman.

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.

Recipient’s of multiple Paul Harris Awards may choose to name another worthy individual to also receive the honor and Ms. Goodell named Chris Anderson, Marketing, Digital and E-Commerce Professional for The Resource Center to be named a Paul Harris Fellow.

Anderson is Co-Chairman of the Rotary Club of Jamestown’s Public Relations Committee and oversees its website as well. He is the owner/marketing director of SnowCrest Digital, which provides website design and development, Facebook ads, google Adwords, search engine optimization, internet advertising and internet marketing.

Anderson attending JCC and received his bachelor’s degree in sports/business management from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in marketing from St. Bonaventure University. He is a Board member of the Rotary Club of Jamestown.

Chris is married to Amy Anderson and they are the parents of three children.

Goodell stated that she chose to share her award with Anderson because of the kind, loving, and giving way he helps many people and organizations with their computers and websites needs. Anderson thanked Goodell for choosing him to receive this honor.