Named after Rotary’s founder, the Paul Harris Award recognizes those who contribute US$1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Rotary Foundation grant.
Generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. Donors are recognized to express Rotary's gratitude and to offer individual and club recognition, as well as naming recognition that honors a friend or family member:
Anyone who donates $1000 to an appropriate Rotary Foundation fund become a Paul Harris Fellow. Barbara Morris and Rick Hunter are two club members who have set an example by making donations.
Like many Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Malone yearly makes a donation of $1000 to an approved Rotary Foundation fund in the name of an individual—Rotarian or non-Rotarian—to honor that person with a Paul Harris metal at the club's annual Holiday dinner. The selection committee is composed of past Paul Harris Fellows. In 2013 they are Sherry Langdon, Carol Hunter, Jerry Griffin, Steve Hardy and Sandy Young. If you have a suggestion as to who you think deserves to be honored for their service to the club and community, let one of these paople know.
Individuals may make a donation in the name of someone else. Jerry Griffin's brother, for instance, honored Jerry with a Paul Harris fellow. What a great way to show someone you care about them and about Rotary!
There are many ways to make donations to The Rotary Foundation: Go to the Rotary International website and GIVE.