Paul Harris Fellows


A Paul Harris Fellow  (PHF)  recognises an
individual who contributes US$1,000.00 to
The Rotary Foundation or has that amount
contributed in his or her name.


Many members & Club friends are active contributors to The Rotary Foundation. We thank them for their support.

The following people associated with our Club are Paul Harris Fellows.  We congratulate them on that recognition. 

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     Mina Ward  
by our club in Jun-14
      John Kennedy    
by our club in Jun-14
     Mayor Simon Brewer by our club in May-13       Mark Thompson by our club in Jun-12   Pauline Hill by our club in Jun-11         Rita Stirling by our club in Jun-11   Brenton Oates    by our club in Nov-11
       Mark Martin    by our club in Nov-11            Sue McKay    by our club in Jun-10               Carol Davis   by     Lindsay Davis in Jun-10   Bronwyn Hyder by our club in Jun-09   Robyn Holcroft by our club in Jun-09
  Rosanne Vignogna by our club in Jun-08   Graham Holcroft by our club in Jun-06    Maureen Kelly by Norm O'Flaherty in Mar-06  Lindsay Davis     PHF + 1 by Rotary Club of Adelaide West in Jan-05   
Kirsty Stark by Rotary Club of Carbondale, Colorado, USA D5470 in Dec-02
   Chris Wake by our club (Jun-1999)      Kevin Webb     PHF + 1 by our club (Jun-1997)    Shirley Roberts  PHF + 1 by Rotary Club of Morialta    and District 9520 (Jun-1992)      Kevin Roberts PHF + 2 by Rotary Club of Morialta   and District 9520 (Jun-1992)    Trevor Stirling by Rotary Club of Morialta (Apr-1987)


A short history of The Rotary Foundation

In 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to more than US$5,000, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.

The Great Depression and World War II both impeded the Foundation’s growth, but the need for lasting world peace generated great postwar interest in its development.

After Rotary’s founder, Paul P. Harris, died in 1947, contributions began pouring into Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.

Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, it has received contributions totaling more than $2 billion. To date, more than one million individuals have been recognised as Paul Harris Fellows – people who have given US$1,000 or have had that amount contributed in their name.

Such strong support, along with Rotarian involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for international understanding and world peace.

What is a Paul Harris Fellow?

When $US1,000 is contributed to The Rotary Foundation, a request can be made for an individual to be recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow; that person can be a Rotarian or a member of the community who is not a Rotarian.
The contribution to The Rotary Foundation can be made in one sum or by cumulative giving over a number of years.

Recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow was never intended to be an award, although it is an honour to be named a Paul Harris Fellow.

When a Club contributes $US1,000 to The Rotary Foundation, the Club sets its own criteria for naming a Paul Harris Fellow. Usually this is done to recognise an outstanding commitment to the Club or the community.

When an individual contributes $US1,000 to The Rotary Foundation, the contributor may make a friend, family, spouse or colleague a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of the valuable contribution made by their life.

In each case it is a donation to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own charity.

Every Rotarian should strive to be a Paul Harris Fellow because for each PHF named, we know that US$1,000 has been given to The Rotary Foundation.

Donors who are already Paul Harris Fellows become Multiple Paul Harris Fellows with an additional contribution to The Rotary Foundation of $1,000 (or transfer of equivalent points).

We celebrate each of these milestones for what they represent - a gift to The Rotary Foundation and an opportunity to do even more good in the world through the Foundation.