Lake Chelan Rotary Paul Harris Fellow’s

The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

It 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.

Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion.

At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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.

2017-2018 Fellows

Kevin Abel

John Anderson

Randy Brooks

Bonnie Cannon – Deceased

Lester C. Cooper (+4)

Ray Dobbs

Denny Evans

Jeff Fehr

Paul Gunn (+2)

Ron Hart

Bruce Hurst

Terry Johnson

Sherri Jones

Barb Koenig

Jordana LaPorte (+4)

Don Lloyd

Concie Luna (+3)

Kirk McGovern (+8)

Scott McKellar

Lyle Mettler

Bob Myers

Manuel Navarro

Ray Norwood – Deceased

Lee Parker

John Peehl (+6)

Kyle Plew

Dick Simonds

Jim Slaugenhaupt

Micheal Steele

Thomas C. Warren (+2)

Rich Watson

Dave Weldy

Ty Witt (+1)

Non Rotarians

Amanda Ballou

Kit Couchee

Wade Miller

Brisa Romero Montejano

Tony Rose

Gary Thompson