Posted by Amina Sammo on Apr 19, 2019

Greetings fellow Rotarians and guests!
Welcome to the
Rotary E-Club of One World!
In the spirit of Rotary which binds us together to serve above self for the betterment of humanity and the world, let us share the Rotary Four Way Test of the Things we think, say or do; for which in District 5240 (D5240), a fifth has been added:
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concern?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concern?
  5. Is it FUN?
Let’s Celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!
Today is the151st Birthday of Paul Harris!
Paul  Harris Fellow Medallion
Let us all learn & share the history of Paul Harris.
Paul P. Harris was born on April 19, 1868 in Racine, WI.  His name continues to evoke the passion and support of Rotarians and friends of Rotary.  Paul Percy Harris was a Chicago, Illinois, attorney. He founded Rotary International in 1905.
Born: April 19, 1868, Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Spouse: Jean Thomson (m. 1910)
Parents: Cornilia Harris, George Harris
The history of Paul Harris Fellow Recognition
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.
The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and long-time RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957.
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion.
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honouring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honour of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow.
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.  In Katanning, we recognise those Rotarians that we consider have contributed to the advancement of our Club, the promotion of Rotary International, and for service to the greater community with a Paul Harris Fellow. We will occasionally endow the same honour to non-Rotarians who we consider have gone over and above to serve their community.
E-club of One World Rotary Club - Our Paul Harris Fellows
Thumps up for all our Paul Harris fellows in the Rotary E-Club of One World. You have made our club proud, you have helped preserve the memory of Paul Harris, you have made District 5240 proud and you have made Rotary proud. We should be proud of our spread all over the world, our diversity and differences in culture and outlook, converging in one place for a common purpose and a common goal - to serve humanity. Keep up the good works!!!!!!!
Next week we will come up with an even more interesting program, let us all endeavor to attend and register for our meeting.
Let’s all continue to BE THE INSPIRATION!!!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Amina Sammo
President 2018/2019
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