Rotary Club of Lebanon, at our recent luncheon meeting on August 10th, presented Paul Harris Fellows pins to Jamie Whyte, Rich Wallace (his second) and Steve Christy (his second).
Paul Harris organized the first Rotary Club "in fellowship and friendship" with three clients and local businessmen, Silvester Schele, Gustavus Loehr and Hiram Shorety. His initial goal was solely to create a club of professional and business men for friendship and fellowship. Soon, Harris realized that Rotary needed a greater purpose and by 1910 founded Rotary International. By 1987, women were admitted to Rotary.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name of $1,000 US to The Rotary foundation of Rotary  International.