Ellie Spiegel, founder, and her husband Hans, both long-time members of CoFiA, were honored by the Rotary Club of the Palisades on June 16, 2016, with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for Community Service. The presenter, Roland P. Weimer, Past President of the Club, reviewed the couple’s long history of outstanding careers both in this country and abroad, as well as their amazing record of community service.
Members of CoFiA join the members of the Rotary Club of the Palisades in gratitude for the work of this unusual couple. Ellie recognized the needs of the many immigrants, especially from Guatemala, who have come to this country fleeing violence and economic devasation at home. Ellie and Hans have been steadfast in their support of CoFia as it has grown over the years. We literally would not exist without them!
Philip Choi, a local businessman and a Founding Member of the Rotary Club, was also honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship Awards. Both Mr. and Mrs. Choi have been strong supporters of CoFiA; Mrs. Choi has frequently assisted our wage theft committee in providing assistance for situations that need translation. Congratulations and many thanks!