The Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to two future Rotarians at its meeting on August 5.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
The recognition 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.
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.
At the Rotary club meeting, members Daryl and Sue McFarland presented the recognition awards to their grandchildren, Sierra and Coye. Daryl McFarland is the club’s Rotary Foundation chair.
The Vista Hi Noon Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at noon at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Vista.