Monica Miller Receives Paul Harris Fellow Recognition. Monica Miller is pictured with Bruce Weiman, Past President, as he presented her with the Paul Harris Fellow certificate at the November meeting held at Yoder’s Kitchen.
On Thursday, November 19 Monical Miller was recognized and honored as the newest Paul Harris Fellow of the Arthur Rotary Club.
Presented by Bruce Weiman, a Paul Harris Fellow recipient himself, stated, “Monica your contribution to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is improving living conditions and providing educational opportunities for young people somewhere in the world. Not only have you made the appropriate donation, but you have also personally assisted in a vaccination drive in India. A truly selfless action.”
Weiman added, “While it is an honor to receive a Paul Harris Fellowship award, it’s not about the recognition; it’s about what we can do in the World as Rotarians.”
Miller spent ten days in India assisting with polio vaccinations of hundreds of children in February of 2019.
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary over 100 years ago. The Fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation and recognition for a contribution of US $1000 to the Rotary Foundation. A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who contributes $1,000 US or in whose name that amount is contributed.
Every Paul Harris Fellow receives a pin and certificate when he or she becomes a Fellow. This identifies the Paul Harris Fellow as an advocate of the Foundation’s goals of world peace and international understanding.
The Rotary Foundation is a registered charity that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Probably the most prominent program the Rotary Foundation supports is Polio Plus, a program designed to eradicate Polio from the world. Sadly, due to the COVID crisis, there has been a slight increase of wild polio cases this year, but even so it is still numbered only in the hundreds, rather than the thousands it infected in years past.
Rotary also supports Humanitarians programs, grants to fund club and district service projects, matching grants for international projects, and educational programs including ambassadorial scholarships, Group Study Exchange, Rotary Grants for University Teachers, and Rotary World Peace Scholarships.