Market Rasen Rotarian Andrew Dalrymple has been honoured for his dedication to the organisation.
He received the Paul Harris Fellowship from president Keith Patrick at a recent Rotary meeting.
“Andrew has been a Rotarian for more than 30 years, applying himself diligently and professionally to that role, and to every position he has held within the club,” said spokesman David Mason.
Following a long and distinguished career in the Merchant Navy, Mr Dalrymple received recognition for his work by being appointed honorary life president of the European Tug Owners’ Association.
He has been chairman of the Trustees of the Seaman’s Missions in Hull and Immingham for many years, and is actively involved in the continuing welfare of fishermen and seamen.
He has also been chairman of the Cleethorpes branch of the RNLI for more than 25 years.
“Andrew somehow also finds time to be a governor at Grimsby College and has been secretary of the Market Rasen Rotary Club for nearly seven years,” added Mr Mason.
“He is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award.”
Chicago attorney Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905 and, since 1957, clubs have been able to honour one of their members who they feel meets the high professional and personal standards by awarding the fellowship.