Posted on Nov 03, 2019
November is Rotary Foundation Month.  It is so appropriate that at the beginning of the month, the Club has its first Paul Harris Fellow.    In less than a year of existence, this is a great step forward in helping make the world a better place for all. 
A Paul Harris Fellow is a Rotarian who is recognized by The Rotary Foundation for contributing $1,000 or more to the Foundation.  Club Member Raaid Ahmad has generously come forward and contributed that amount.  While Raaid has made the contribution, the Club also gets credit for his contribution to The Rotary Foundation.  The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the 1 million mark in 2006.
The Rotary Foundation has consistently been rated 4-stars – the highest rating by Charity Navigator for the last 12 consecutive years.  The contributions from Rotarians form the backbone of the Foundation for providing the bulk of the financing for Global Grants and District Grants. The Foundation awarded $86,677,399 in funding to 1,306 grants during the fiscal year 2018.
The recognition from the Foundation consists of a Certificate and a golden pin.  For each additional donation of $1,000 the donor receives additional pins with rubies or sapphires.  When the total cumulative contributions reach $10,000, the donor is recognized as a Major Donor.