Last week Bill Erdman and Jim Palmquist presented 13 Paul Harris Awards to Emmaus Rotarians.  Gary Guthrie and Don Blose were presented with their first Paul Harris and 11 others where honored with +1 or more.  

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 

Congratulations to Gary Guthrie, Don Blose, Steve Gould, Ann Peaslee, Don Seagreaves, Eileen Prokop, Ceil Birdsell, Ron Stocker, Mark Erle, Lexa Shallcross, Burt Duren, Eric Loch and Dale Dries.  Dale was unable to attend and was missed by all.

The Rotary Foundation is the major way Rotary Clubs around the world support our humanitarian work. Every Rotarian is encouraged to contribute to the Foundation by giving $100 a year. This is called EREY or Every Rotarian Every Year. If you have been sending the change from your twenty dollar bill down to the EREY table when you sign -in, you are on your way to being awarded a Paul Harris recognition for contributing $1,000 to the Foundation.