Rotary Club of Oswego President Michele Bergeron recently presented member Dean Kleronomos with his Paul Harris Fellowship.
The Paul Harris Fellowship (PHF) is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.
Rotarians who contribute $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation receive a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris Fellow pin and a medallion. Paul Harris Fellows who continue are awarded higher designations for each $1,000 given. For example, if someone contributes $2,000, they are acknowledged as a PHF+1. Rotarians who commit to giving $1,000 annually are inducted into the Paul Harris Society. Rotarians who contribute $10,000 or more to the Foundation receive Major Donor status.
The Rotary Foundation supports an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding. Foundation programs provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations and shelter for millions of persons. These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe.
Special thanks to the Oswego Chamber of Commerece for the photograph and release.