Paul Harris Fellow recognition was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary as a way to show appreciation for contributions to the Foundation's charitable and educational program. A Paul Harris Fellow is an individual who contributes $1,000 or in whose name that amount is contributed. Every Paul Harris Fellow receives a pin, medallion and a 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. It has been a practice of many clubs to award Paul Harris Fellowship to select members in appreciation of his or her service to the club. A sustaining member is an individual who contributes or in whose name is contributed a minimum of $100 with the commitment to contribute $1,000 within a ten-year period.
At our lunch at Whitby Castle on Friday, February 3, 2017 our guest speaker was Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano who brought the club up-to-date on current developments in his city.
Pictured below: Mayor Mike Spano and Rye Rotary President Jason L. Mehler.
Pictured below: Dr. Betty Perkins, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Rotarian Larry Cohen
Pictured below: Rotarian Dr. Brian Monahan and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano
Pictured below: ( left to right) Rotarians Raul Bello, Jane Fox Ed Herbster, DG Lora Hugelmeyer, Angie Mancini and Rotarian Kathy Carley-Spanier.
(Pictured Below) Registered Dietician Denise Addorosio spoke to the Rye Rotary Club at today's breakfast meeting at Ruby's in Rye, NY
WHY JOIN ROTARY
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge
With more than 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership to- day. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world.
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference.
Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and activities that offer diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:. Of the things we think, say or do:
1) Is it the TRUTH?
2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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