This bronze gentleman currently resides in Evanston, Illinois, at the headquarters of Rotary International. He's reaching out to visitors as he reached out to potential Rotary members, first in Chicago in 1905, and then throughout the country and the world in later decades. Today we were entertained and enlightened on the man and his legacy  by Walter Reed, Chair of Rotary International Foundation Annual Giving.  Mr. Reed gave us a great talk on the purpose and history of the Paul Harris Fellowships. These commemorate Rotary members who have given $1,000 or more to this particular foundation, chiefly (but not exclusively) known as the source of the Ambassadorial Scholarship Grant program. These scholarships grew out of the great financial outpouring after Mr. Harris' death in 1947.

Did you know we have ten Paul Harris Fellows in the Des Plaines Club? You'll notice they have been generous with their time, energy and leadership as well as their money.

Ann Marie Ehrlich 

John Hecker

Graham Hills

Werner I. Juretzko

Sharon Lynch

David Markworth

Sandra Norlin

Deniis Oster

Robert Pacilio

Thomas Robertson

William Seitz

David Webster