Merv Paddison caught up with Ken O'Connell to recognise Ken as a Paul Harris Fellow acknowledging his community service. 
Ken began his community service with the Redcliffe Surf Club in 1958.  After country service around Western Queensland, Ken returned to the Sunshine Coast.  He joined Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Club and before long he was club secretary.  He progressed to branch and then state secretary of Queensland Surf Life Saving.  In 1991, QATB was changed to QAS and restructured.  One result was the formation of Local Ambulance Committees. 
In 1992, when Hugh Barkley, a former Rotarian and officer in charge of Caloundra was transferred, the local Caloundra Ambulance committee needed a new secretary.  Ken O’Connell has filled this role now for 25 years.  His organised and efficient manner has helped to make the Caloundra LAC what it is today.  In his spare time, Ken has been a volunteer with the Australian Business Volunteers working in Tonga, Vanuatu and PNG.
See all the people recognised as Paul Harris Fellows by this club in 2017 here.