Posted on Nov 23, 2023
On Tuesday evening, November 21, 2023, the Rotary Club of Nanaimo North (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, in RI District 5020) assisted ERC Rotarian Larry Myers in recognizing two Ukrainian refugees with Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) awards. Assistant Governor Ken Hammer of RI District 5020 made the presentations with the assistance of Nanaimo North President Bill Grace.
Nadiya Tykhovod
and Dr. Liudmyla Tykhovod
are presented with Paul Harris Fellow awards by RI District 5020
Assistant Governor Ken Hammer.
The new PHF recipients are Dr. Liudmyla Tykhovod and her daughter, Nadiya Tykhovod. Nadiya served as Myers' Russian-language translator and classroom assistant at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in Odesa, Ukraine, in 2018. Dr. Tykhovod spent a lifetime of service in the medical profession. The family lost everything when the Russian military occupied their home city of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov. The family eventually found their way out of Ukraine, through Lithuania, to Vancouver Island in Canada under auspices of the CUAET (Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel). Read the story of this family and their community service in the PHF citations (by clicking here).
The entire Ukrainian family
celebrated the event.
L to R:  Dr. Liudmyla Tykhovod,
Nadiya Tykhovod,
daughter/sister Anya Dmytriienko,
and her sons
Vladyslav & Ivan
Rotarian Myers provided these two RPF award recognitions through use of his "Foundation Recognition Points." Foundation Recognition Points (sometimes just referred to as Points) are awarded to donors who contribute to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through the Annual Fund/SHARE or PolioPlus or a Rotary Foundation grant. Donors receive one recognition point for every U.S. dollar contributed to these funds. Points can be transferred to other individuals to help them qualify as a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) or multiple Paul Harris Fellow. To understand the nature, purpose, use, and transfer of Foundation Recognition Points, read the attached document.