Oct 9, 2022
SHEPHERDSTOWN ROTARY CLUB HONORS DR. FRED D'ALAURUO
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has given its highest award, the Paul Harris Award, to Dr. Fred D'Alauro, of Shepherdstown.
The award was presented at the club's weekly breakfast at Shepherdstown's Bavarian Inn on October 4.
An accompanying photo shows Dr. D'Alauro, center, with club President Sean Murtagh, left, and Club member Bill Howard, right.
The Paul Harris Award is named for the man who founded Rotary International in 1905, Paul Percy Harris (1868-1947).
The Shepherdstown Club periodically gives this award to nonmembers and members who have served their community exceptionally well and who therefore exemplify the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self." The club makes a $1,000 contribution from its own funds to the International Rotary organization's charitable foundation on each awardee's behalf.
Dr. D'Alauro, has been interested in international medicine for many years and has worked for Catholic Relief Services in Thailand, for Health Volunteers Overseas in Malawi and for Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan.
He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Georgetown and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Virginia.
Dr. D'Alauro was a partner in the anesthesia group at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown from 1998 to 2011. Since then, he has practiced part time at Berkeley Medical Center and the Tristate Surgical Center in Martinsburg.
He and his wife, Anne, moved to Shepherdstown in 2016, and he joined the Shepherdstown Rotary Club in 2018. As a club member, he has participated in most of its service projects and provided substantial financial support to its International Service Committee and its annual World Affairs Seminar program for area high school students.