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Paul Harris Fellows

Introduction
The presentation of a Paul Harris Recognition is the Rotary Foundation's way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its Annual Programs Fund, Polio Plus or humanitarian grants programs. It is named after Rotary's founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.

The Paul Harris Fellows was established in his honour in 1957 to express appreciation for a $US1000 donation made to the above programs of The Rotary Foundation. Recognition is then given to the donor or someone, not necessarily a Rotarian, nominated by the donor to honour them. Our club has made a commitment to make a $US100 per member per year donation to The Foundation. This accumulates, allowing us as a club to recognize worthy recipients, either from the club or from the community, by the awarding of a Paul Harris Fellow certificate.

The programs of The Foundation include an array of projects that save and invigorate the lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding. Foundation activities provide educational opportunities, food, potable water, health care, immunizations, and shelter for millions of people. These activities are funded, implemented and managed by Rotarians and Rotary clubs around the globe.

Contributions to The Rotary Foundation are an investment in the ideal of goodwill, peace and understanding – ideals held high by Rotarians around the world.

Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose and a commitment to Rotary and to the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.

There are two ways a person can be designated a Paul Harris Fellow:-
(1) A Rotary club can select a recipient as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objects of The Rotary Foundation and,
(2) The Rotary Foundation expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to the educational and humanitarian work of the Foundation.


Paul Harris Fellowships

The following have been recognised with Paul Harris Fellowships by the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast:-

  • 1994 - Peter Whitefield
  • 1994 - Judy Barnes
  • 1995 - Steve Moneghetti
  • 1996 - Andrew Brommeyer
  • 1998 - Joan Williams
  • 1999 - Bruce Norman
  • 2000 - Lidia Aitken
  • 2001 - Jennifer Haymes
  • 2001 - Marjory Foo
  • 2002 - Dianne Gow
  • 2002 - Phillip Lee
  • 2003 - Geoff Russell
  • 2003 - June Driscoll
  • 2005 - Sue Lewis
  • 2009 - Jessie Harman
  • 2009 - Michael Scarlett
  • 2010 - Keith Driscoll
  • 2010 - Robert McDougall
  • 2011 - Vicki Fawcus
  • 2011 - Trevor Lea (Sapphire)
  • 2012 - Jim Nugent
  • 2012 - Vicki Fawcus (Sapphire)
  • 2012 - Jessie Harman (3 Sapphires)
  • 2013 - Kath Venters
  • 2014 - Kay Macaulay
  • 2015 - Andrew Rowan
  • 2016 - Mark Bennett
  • 2017 - Clare Bennett
  • 2018 - Gary McKenzie
  • 2019 - Elissa Ritchie
  • 2019 - Heather Cassells
  • 2022 - Huy Nguyen
  • 2022 - Jodie Gillett (Community)
  • 2022 - Suzanne Hobson (Community)
  • 2022 - Brett Shillito (Community)
  • 2023 - Rod Unmack
  • 2023 - Vicki Fawcus
  • 2023 - Bruce Norman


Sapphire Pins
Presented to Rotarians in recognition of contributions to the Rotary Foundation and outstanding contributions to the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast.

  • Andrew Harman - 4 sapphires
  • Jessie Harman – 3 rubies
  • Jim Nugent – 3 sapphires
  • Bruce Norman – 2 sapphires
  • Vicki Fawcus – 2 sapphires
  • Joy Rothwell – 1 sapphire
  • Phillip Lee – 1 sapphire
  • Rob McDougall – 1 sapphire
  • Mark Bennett - 1 sapphire
  • June Driscoll - 1 sapphire


Paul Harris Society

  • Jessie Harman