Paul Harris Society Chair


By John A. Rabley

District Paul Harris Society Chair

John A. Rabley

The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1000 or more yearly to the Annual Fund, Polio Plus Fund, or approved global grants.

The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation. New members of the Paul Harris Society are presented with a certificate and chevron in appreciation of their donations. By giving every year, you will support families and change lives.

Paul Harris Society gifts have helped provide:

  • Vocational training for teachers establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa.
  • Water filters, toilets, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis, diarrhea and other diseases in India.
  • A scholarship for a medical professional in Italy to research treatments that minimize mortality rates among premature babies.
  • Peace-building seminars for 200 teachers and 1300 students in Uganda.
  • Treated mosquito nets and medical services that prevent malaria in Mali.

If you are a Paul Harris Society Member, thank you for caring.

If you have not yet decided to become a member, I urge you to consider.

  • 1 in 3 people worldwide lack access to an adequate toilet (WHO)
  • 1 in 10 people worldwide lack access to clean water (WHO)
  • Every 20 seconds a child dies because of poor sanitation (UN Water)
  • Every $1 invested in water and sanitation equals $4 in increased productivity (UN Water)

By John A. Rabley

District Paul Harris Society Chair