Three Named to Paul Harris Society

Corliss Klaassen of the Rotary Club of Charitan and the Chair of the District 6000 Foundation's Annual Fund Committee, was in attendance at the August 25th meeting to announce Steve SchraderBachar, Zane Smith and Nate Burnham had become members of the Paul Harris Society.  Each received a certificate and a tab to put on their Rotary pin.   In addition, pins were presented to Nate for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow plus 5 and to Steve for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow plus 4.   Zane is currently a Paul Harris Fellow plus 8.
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of the Rotary Foundation who contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved Foundation global grants.  This recognition was administered by districts until the Paul Harris Society became an official Rotary Foundation recognition program in July 2013.  The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to identify, engage, and thank members who have the ability and desire to make substantial annual gifts that help communities around the world.  Only about 3% of all Rotarians are Paul Harris Society members but their dontions make up approximately 38% of the total contributions to the Annual Fund.