Posted by Dick Schroeder on Aug 09, 2019
Learn more about Paul Harris Fellowship and how you participate as a Rotarian.
The yellow ribbons worn by Rotarians on the first Monday of the month designate Paul Harris Fellows. So, what does that mean and how might you join them?
Every Rotarian who makes a monetary gift to the Rotary Foundation has a record of their giving maintained by Rotary International.  Whether the gift supports the Annual Fund or Polio-Plus, member gifts count toward recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow.  For each dollar donated to The Rotary Foundation a “recognition point” is awarded to the member. A Paul Harris Fellow has given (or received recognition points from others) a total of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation. 
Upon designation as a Paul Harris Fellow, the member is presented a certificate, medallion with ribbon, and a pin recognizing their achievement. As an incentive to support the Annual Fund, after a member has given $500 in total contributions for the first time, their giving is matched by Lima Rotary - elevating them to Paul Harris Fellowship.    
The Rotary Foundation funds numerous programs and projects to improve lives and living conditions throughout the world. Responding to poverty, hunger, thirst, brutality, homelessness, illness and other human challenges is our shared responsibility. Because Rotarians have been given much in life, every Rotarian is asked to support these Foundation programs by contributing $100 per year. Known as Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY), donations can be made online, by check, or by including $25 with your quarterly dues.
Give because you can. Give because it’s been given to you.