All Illinois Beach Sunrise Rotarians are now Paul Harris Fellows.

President Dennis presented pins and certificates to John Ahlgrim, Brian Curtin, Shantal Taylor, Mike Alexander, Chris Clark, and Syndy Nugent.  


The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International.The society recognizes friends of The Rotary Foundation who annually

contribute US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, and other approved Foundation grant activities.


Paul Harris Fellows gifts advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The contribution supports activities such as:

• Vocational and on-the-job training for land mine

victims in Cambodia

• Hand-washing stations, training for teachers, and

in-depth hygiene training for students at a school

in Ecuador

• A scholarship for a Japanese student to study

effective adult learning methods abroad

• Milking cows for farmers in Russia

• Microcredit loans to women in Togo

• Reading and mathematics textbooks for students

in the United States of America


Projects like these depend on the ongoing support of dedicated Rotarians and friends.


The Paul Harris Society is a district-administered recognition program.

Membership is tracked and recognized independently by each Rotary district.

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• Economic and

Donors of US$1,000 or more to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or the Humanitarian Grants Program, or people who have that amount contributed in their name, can be recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Each new Paul Harris Fellow receives a commemorative certificate and a pin. Image