Bruce Barber, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, received the Rotary District 6970 Al Watson Memorial Award last week.
Presented at the district’s All-Star Conference held in Atlanta in conjunction with the Rotary International Convention, the Al Watson Memorial Award recognizes a Rotarian who has demonstrated the values of Rotary and community over a significant period of time. The award is named in memory of longtime Keystone Heights Rotarian Al Watson, who was a member of Rotary for 65 years until his passing at age 94. The award was last presented to a District 6970 Rotarian in 2011.
A Rotarian since 1990 and a Paul Harris Fellow, Barber has been instrumental in many of the Ponte Vedra Beach Rotary Club’s fundraising and community service projects, including the construction of the Players Community Senior Center and the Ponte Vedra Beach Memory Care Center. His community service activities include serving on the board of directors for many organizations, including the Beaches Museum & History Park, Vicar’s Landing and the St. Johns County Council on Aging.