Paul Harris Fellows
Seven Putnam Rotarians recognized by International President-Elect

Lee and Broyles
RI President-Elect Lee (left) and Don Broyles

Lee and Ellis
Dr. William C. Ellis, Charter member of Putnam Rotary

Bob and Mary Keely
Bob and Mary Keely

Randy Lucas
Randy Lucas receives his fifth Paul Harris pin.

Vickie and Chet Marshall
Vickie and Chet Marshall

Alice Riffee
Alice Riffee

April 7, 2008

Rotary International President-Elect D. K. Lee, today recognized seven Putnam Rotarians as Paul Harris Fellows at a dinner sponsored by the Rotary Club of Huntington.

Receiving the prestigious award were Don Broyles, Dr. William C. Ellis, Bob Keely, Mary Keely, Randy Lucas, Chet Marshall and Alice Riffee

D. K. Lee addressed the 250 Rotarians in attendance on goals of lowering child mortality through projects to provide safe drinking water, improved health care and literacy.

Funding for projects comes from local club members who contribute to the Rotary Foundation through local activities, endowments and Paul Harris Fellowships. The Foundation supports both local and international matching grant projects.

A long-standing goal of Rotary to eradicate polio was boosted by a grant of $100 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Putnam Rotary has twenty members who are participating in the Every Rotarian Every Year support of the Rotary Foundation leading to the coveted Paul Harris recognition named for one of the founders of Rotary.

Of the fifteen members of Putnam Rotary who have been nominated as Paul Harris Fellows, six of them are "plus" recipients, which means they have been recognized previously. Chet Marshall is now "plus two" and Randy Lucan is PHF "plus four."

Rotary International includes nearly 33,000 local clubs with a membership of over 1.2 million members.

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