Within Rotary there are a number of recognition programs named in honor of Rotary's founder Paul P. Harris.
The most well known recognition is the Paul Harris Fellow.
And within the Paul Harris honors are additional recognitions in the name of Rotary's founder. Besides the Paul Harris Fellow there is also membership withing the Paul Harris Society and a special honor is award to clubs who achieve a membership of 100% Paul Harris Fellows.
Paul Harris Fellow
This honor is bestowed on Rotarians and non-Rotarians. Anyone who contributes US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus or an approved Foundation grant or has that amount contributed in their name may become a Paul Harris Fellow.
Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate, a pin, and a medallion.
Download and Submit: Recognition and Contribution form (PDF) with your check.
Paul Harris Society Clubs
This special Club Recognition is in honor and thanks for those clubs that provide $1,000 yearly of club funds, to either the Annual Fund, or Polio Plus. Billed each Rotary year by the District, these funds are submitted to The Rotary Foundation on Behalf of the club, to the fund of their choice, by our District Executive Administrator. A banner recognizing the giving of our Paul Harris Society Clubs, will be presented by District Leadership at a club meeting of your choosing.
What is the Paul Harris Society?
Named after Rotary's founder, the Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.
DOWNLOAD: Paul Harris Society brochure
District 6970 has a long tradition of encouraging and fostering clubs to attain 100% of their members who have achieved Paul Harris Fellow status.
100% Paul Harris Fellow Club recognizes clubs in which all dues-paying members are Fellows. This is a one-time recognition.